French Open Day 13: Here's What You Missed...
The sun was shining, and we have two men ready to battle it out in Sunday’s final.
First out on Philippe-Chatrier was 7th seed; Dominic Thiem and Marco Cecchinato.
It wasn’t meant to be for Marco Cecchinato. I had predicted he would win, and it was a long shot. After losing the first set 7-5, Cecchinato stepped up his game, and took Thiem to a tiebreak. He had set points, but couldn’t convert. Thiem took the second set 7-6 and from there, it was plain sailing. Thiem won the match 7-5, 7-6, 6-1 and has secured his first grand slam final against Rafael Nadal.
It is always a rocky start for Rafael Nadal. He always ends up struggling in the first few games, but once he finds form, his opponent is in trouble and that’s exactly what happened today.
Despite this, Nadal took the first set 6-4, and it wasn’t long before two more impressive sets followed. It was a shame to see Del Potro struggle throughout the match, but his forehand was as strong as ever but on clay; Nadal is unstoppable.
As expected, Rafael Nadal has secured his place in the Roland Garros final and will play an in-form Dominic Thiem.
I don’t know about you, but I am excited to see what the final has in store and I’m sure you know who I am going to predict to win that one!
Stay tuned for tomorrow where I will be giving you an insight into the women's final, and the two players who will be battling it out for the Roland Garros title.