Roland Garros Crisis Center, Day 15

Sunday, June 08, 2008 /by

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By Rosangel Valenti, TW Contributing Editor

Congratulations to Ana Ivanovic, the WTA's new world number one, on her win yesterday. It's the last day at Roland Garros. At 3 o'clock Paris time, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal will enter Court Philippe Chatrier for their third final there in as many years. Please use this space to discuss the match. I'll be there in person, so am making this a short post, to ensure that I don't miss the Eurostar to Paris. We all know that the head-to-head on clay 8-1 in Nadal's favour, and that he is trying to equal Bjorn Borg's four-in-a-row record at Roland Garros, while Federer is attempting to complete a career Grand Slam. This will be my first "live" Grand Slam final, so whatever else happens, I hope the match is worthy of the event.

As always, enjoy today's tennis.

[Note: more of my web galleries from earlier in the week are available: Rafa vs. Fernando Verdasco is here; Rafa against Almagro here. Pictures of other players, including Novak Djokovic and Ana Ivanovic, are on this link. More to follow. AS always, click on any picture to enlarge.]

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