SPAIN’S RAFAEL NADAL CLEARS SERBIA’S NOVAK DJOKOVIC’S POWER, TO WIN FRENCH OPEN 2012
[Photo caption - Spain's Rafael Nadal reacts as he defeats Serbia's Novak Djokovic during their men's final match in the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, Monday, June 11, 2012. Nadal passes Bjorn Borg as the all-time record-holder for French Open titles. AP Photo: Christophe Ena].
According to The Times of India: Spaniard Rafael Nadal was in 7th Heaven at the French Open 2012. “PARIS: Rafael Nadal is so unflinching, so nearly unbeatable, while sliding and grinding and pounding his way past opponent after opponent at the French Open. Away from the red clay, Nadal is human, of course. Humble, even.”
Stop. Let’s see what The UK wrote. The Telegraph reported, “French Open 2012: Rafael Nadal wins record seventh title as Novak Djokovic double-faults on match point. In the end, the scriptwriters ran out of ink. From a pure tennis standpoint, the fourth and final set of the French Open final was a wonderful set-piece. But there was to be no surprise twist in the tail.”
Stop. Let’s see what New Zealand’s TVNZ Sports wrote: Nadal overcomes Djokovic to win French Open. - Watch Video to hear sports in the NZ accent.
USA’s CBS News sports writers wrote: “(AP) PARIS – Rain or shine, clay or mud, Sunday or Monday, Rafael Nadal rules Roland Garros. The man they call “Rafa” won his record seventh French Open title Monday, returning a day after getting rained out to put the finishing touches on a 6-4, 6-3, 2-6, 7-5 victory over Novak Djokovic. He denied Djokovic in his own run at history — the quest for the “Novak Slam.” The match ended on Djokovic’s double-fault, a fittingly awkward conclusion to a final that had plenty of stops and starts.”
Although Spaniard tennis players excel on clay’s surface conditions, what a remarkable achievement for Mr Rafia Nadal of Espana in his epic tennis battle, withstanding the perceived strength of the Serbian for the win in sports history books. Chur bra!
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 12.6.12~