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Rafa & Serena Favourites Again At Roland Garros

Monday, May 20th, 2013

World No.4 and seven time French Open champion Rafael Nadal and the undisputed women’s world No.1 Serena Williams will again start as favourites at Roland Garros in 2013, with a few notable exceptions Nadal has swept all before him this season including back to back titles on clay in Madrid and Rome as he relaunches his claim for the No.1 spot once more, Williams has been even more impressive winning her last four tournaments and both players will now clearly start the popular Paris tournament as warm favourites to win their respective singles titles.

Rafa has already built an unmatched legacy at Roland Garros by winning seven of the last eight titles but Serena is yet to establish any real dominance on the Parisian clay and the native from Michigan will surely be focused and ready to add another French Open crown to her long list of achievements, most tennis pundits are predicting a two horse race in the men’s championship between Nadal and world No.1 Novak Djokovic but William’s penchant for early round upsets in Paris will have many of her supporters a little concerned.

Rafa and Serena are the favourites for the French Open and they are currently the two dominant figures in world tennis, so who or what will stop this dynamic duo from winning their respective men’s and women’s championships in 2013? Obviously Djokovic looks to be Nadal’s main threat to achieving more glory in Paris but there is also a little matter of Rafa’s knee, the champion Spaniard doesn’t appear more »