Friday, May 27, 2011

ROLAND GARROS: The Del Potro-Djokovic Saga is To Be Continued...

Photo via Novak Djokovic's Facebook Page

Oh the drama! The Djokovic-Del Potro match that started as a mouth-watering prospect when the draw came out a week ago and became a must-see reality when both players won their respective second rounds, has now become a true thriller and we are currently stuck in the intermission following one hell of a cliffhanger.

Oh those two are too much. With their budding bromance, their Grand Slam titles, Djokovic's new-found invincibility and Del Potro's supersonic forehand. It's just too much!

As the matches on Philippe Chatrier today ran longer than the organizers expected (seriously a two-year-old would've predicted that) and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga tanked his match after owning a two-set lead over Stan the man, we were left wondering, will they or won't they? Will they, or won't they?

It was getting darker and waiting for Tsonga & Stan was not an option anymore, but we finally calmed down when the announcement was made that the Del Potro-Djoko match was moving to Suzanne Lenglen and that we'd get to watch the match we've planned our entire day around.

Djokovic started a-blazing and a single break earned him the first set in an imposing fashion.

But early in the second set when I saw Del Potro hit one of those forehands that are too fast that you don't see it bounce just 'cause you blinked, I knew the Argentine was not going to roll over and let Djokovic breeze through. He was there to fight and he did just that!

And so here we are now, locked at one set apiece, and waiting for tomorrow to come so we can find out what happens next in this story-of-a-match.

There's too much suspense and I can't wait to see what unfolds tomorrow!

To Be Continued...

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