Rough Times for Rafa in Madrid

Rafael Nadal had rough matches in Madrid lately. He’s almost outlasted by Novak Djokovic during the four-hour-long semi clash (3-6, 7-6, 7-6) and Federer crushed the King of Clay in straight sets during the finals (6-4, 6-4).

I couldn’t stop wonderin’ why these things are happening to Rafa when Roland Garros is just around the corner. Can Roger Federer or Novak Djokovic dethrone him?

Good run for Dinara Safina though. She’s the only player in the WTA circuit who had a consistent and impressive record in clay this 2009. Safina was in three tournament-finals in a row, winning Rome and Madrid. Can she now win her first grand slam? Any bets for Ana Ivanovic or Jelena Jankovic? How about Caroline Wozniacki?

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