Rafael Nadal big favorite at French Open says Novak Djokovic

By IndepthAfrica
In Sports
May 27th, 2012

Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic

World number two Rafael Nadal will life seventh French Open crown of his career at Roland Garros says five-time major title holder Novak Djokovic.

2012 Australian Open winner Nole said it is going to be tough to beat him on his favorite clay court surface and will be big challenge to pick the French Open championship. Nole is bidding to become first man, since former Australian tennis great Rod Laver to win all Grand Slams in 1969. Serbian feels Nadal is having most of the opportunities to win the French Open crown for seventh time, as he needs to put 100 percent efforts in Roland Garros.

16-time Grand Slam champion Roger Federer also insists that his best rival Nadal will be the top prospect to lift the clay court championship. Swiss tennis star is expecting to meet with Rafa in 2012 French Open final. Roger Federer has been seeded as No. 3, ahead of the Djokovic and Nadal as No. 1 and No. 2 seeds respectively at Roland Garros.

Nadal will face Simone Bolelli of Italy in the French Open first round, where top seed Djokovic will clash against Potito Starace on Monday at Roland Garros. Federer said he had played several times at Roland Garros, which it is one of the beautiful tennis courts in the World.

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