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Who will win the French Open 2012? Djokovic, Nadal, Federer or Murray

May 28, 2012

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The top four seeds of any Grand Slam tournament has almost been the same for many a Grand Slams in recent times. Hence, it is no different for the French Open 2012 too. Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer and Andy Murray are 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th seeds respectively in the tournament. All these players have a great chance to win the tournament, for they have proved themselves in the past. But, there can only be one winner, so who is that going to be?

Novak Djokovic is tipped by many experts as one of the strongest contenders for the Roland Garros 2012. He has been playing impressive tennis for the last 16 months on a consistent basis. No wonder, he is the top seeded player in the tournament. He has all the ammunitions in his game to be crowned champions. The winner of the first Grand Slam of the year, Australian Open 2012 has never won the French Open. Will this be his year? May be, may be not. But, he has backed Rafael Nadal to win the tournament, who is the second seed in the competition.

Rafael Nadal will always be the favourite player to win any clay surface tournament. His form does not matter too. But, it would not be surprising if he walks away with the title this year, as he has already won a clay competition before heading for the French Open. He is considered to be the best player on clay surface ever. The way he covers the court makes it very difficult for his opponents to get an easy point. With the amount of energy and stamina in his gas tank, he is one of the fittest players in the circuit. If one is to win the French Open, you need to be at your best fitness, for it drains the player out, especially during long rallies. He is the king of clay and it could be a disappointment, if he does not win the French Open.

Roger Federer is one of the best players to have ever played the game of tennis. His record speaks volumes about the player, who has won all the Grand Slams till date. But, he has not been able to dominate the clay surface like the way he has done in other surfaces. He has only won a single French Open title, which is not justified for a player of his caliber. If he wants to be remembered as a great all surface player, he needs to up his game and win this title more than once. He has lost many a matches against R. Nadal during the French Open. Some people even call it a psychological defeat. If they meet during any stage of the tournament, will the result be any different? He has also tipped Nadal to turn victorious for the championship.

Andy Murray can be said to be the best player of the current generation, who has not won any grand slam. Every year, he comes out with some great tennis and experts say it might be his year. But, that year is yet to come , when he would lift a Grand Slam title. Will this be his title, when many people have not talked very highly about his chances. He may not be under pressure this time, which could act positively for the player. The best he has ever come close to being crowned as a Grand Slam champion has been on three counts, where he has been the runners up. Come on, Andy, the whole world is waiting for your maiden Grand Slam title.

It is evident that Rafael Nadal is the favourite out of the lot to win the French Open 2012. When players such as Federer and Djokovic consider him to be a favourite, one has to take them seriously, for they know the king of clay is unstoppable, if he gets going. But, Nadal can’t take it for granted, so he has to play his best tennis to win the championship, as their are other players eager to hunt him down.


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