Defending champion Rafael Nadal became the first finalist at the 2012 French Open with a straigh forward win over fellow Spaniard David Ferrer.
Having pushed Nadal extremely close in Barcelona two weeks ago, many people were expecting a close contest, but the world no.2 was dominant from the start, winning 6-2 6-2 6-1.
In his last two matches, Rafa lost only 7 games over six sets against two clay court specialist. Beeing interviewed after both encounters, the Spaniard mentioned that Monaco and Ferrer are amongst his best friends on tour, which must make anyone not in Nadal’s circle of friends petrified at the thought of playing the 6 time Roland Garros champion. It seems Rafa knows just how well he is playing at the moment, as after losing just two games to Monaco, he commented that the Argentine was playing the best tennis of his life.
Nadal is still on course to lose the least amount of games in winning a men’s Grand Slam event. After the match, Rafa commented that he will be keeping a close eye on the Federer – Djokovic encounter, which is about to commence.
Anyone with a ticket for Sunday’s final will be hoping that Rafa gets challenged more than he has been in his last six matches at this year’s championships.
16:30 Paris time – Fed Djoko play suspended due to rain, Rafa probably back at his hotel with his feet up:)