French Open Day 11: Federer in Fine Form

by Jonas Eriksson

While people were talking about Djokovic‘s fantastic streak and Nadal‘s lack of confidence, Roger Federer found his form and has now won all his matches on the road to the semi-final without losing a set.

This should be a slight warning to Djokovic. The Serb is also bound to be a little nervous as he for once is the favorite and has a lot more on the line than Federer. If Djokovic wins he will be the number one player in the world and play his first Roland Garros final.

In the final the winner of the Djokovic vs Federer will likely face Nadal? Or will he? Because today Nadal takes on giant killer Robin Soderling, the guy who broke his Roland Garros streak in 2009 and laid the title road open for a certain Federer. It’s not an easy match-up for the Spaniard, especially considering his lack of confidence right now.  The Babolat balls should also be beneficial for the mighty Swede as they are faster and Nadal even considered tinkering with stiffness of his racquets.

So his match against Soderling will be real litmus test for Nadal. If he can pull through that one I think he will have to cross his fingers that Federer is waiting on him in the final and not Djokovic. But looking at the way the Serb’s been playing, I don’t think he has much to hope for…

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