May 30, 2006

Why this year's French Open is so important: Excellently-written explanation on what makes particular styles work for different surfaces, as well as why the psychology of Federer v. Nadal is so gripping.

posted by platocave to tennis at 12:01 PM - 3 comments

I tried to read it, but I couldn't get past the "cadre of specialists" without wanting to shout at it.

posted by JJ at 01:31 PM on May 30, 2006

That's too bad JJ, you missed out on an excellent article. I watched that last Nadal-Federer match and it was amazing. Nadal just has boundless energy and Federer, while still amazingly great, shows his humanity on clay. I agree with the author that Nadal has a psychological edge over Federer but I think that Federer has enough class to overcome Nadal IF Nadal has a bad day if and when they meet in the final. Could happen, he's only 19 years old. I can't wait to see the final.

posted by sic at 05:29 PM on May 30, 2006

Great article! I suppose the language is a little pretentious, though. Some may say that about me, too...

posted by skifan at 11:36 PM on May 30, 2006

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