Monday, April 28, 2014

it's clay season!!!

Hello everybody. Its been a while since i published the last post in this blog. But then i decided to write again. Maybe this is the right time to start over because it is time for the clay. So let's play. Entering clay season, of course focus must be drawn into nadal shaky start. Defence of RG crowns' in doubt with couple of losses at Monte Carlo and Barcelona, but it still to early to crown new king. Nadal will find a way out. Things will get interesting if we added few contender to RG crown, I suppose Djokovic should top the list, but assessing from Monte Carlo outcome its hard to put Stan behind the Serb. Stan definitely have the game on clay, quarterfinal run last year back up my pick. Other front runner should be Federer and Ferrer. Among young gun, nishikori should lead the way. Winning second title of the season in Barcelona tip the Japanese for his best season yet. Judging from his title run in smaller event in Bucharest dimitrov should been consider ready to challenge. However, the event lack of star player making it harder to measure his real potential. Milos raonic still did not show any big result on clay, just don't count out the Canadian yet as he claiming back a spot inside top ten.
Other player that deserve attention include, Almagro, Dolgopolov, Giraldo and Fognini. On the women side, Serena still can be consider favorite, however, for me it hard to imagine she will hoisting the trophy for the third time. I might be wrong, because she always find her ways, and her powerful games still can dominate on clay. Another strong favorite definitely non other than Sharapova, perfect run in stuggart cemented her name as one of leading figure on clay amongst active player however she still need to overcome her mental block to beat Serena. Another former champion on French soil is Li Na, the veteran should join the favorite list. A part from the three name its hard to name other player to emerge as winner. Azarenka still I'll, radwanska still uncomfortable on the dirt.
Given that RG champion are are always differ in recent history, it probably Become anyone games, be it new comet like Halep, who on rapid rise or the veteran like penetta I intentionally omitted Bouchard and Stephen because their games still cannot do much damage on clay. It still a long way before French open started . so much things could happen in the next few weeks, let see the plot in the next big combine event in Madrid and Rome. *this article written based on NY own opinion and observation. It just my personal point of view.

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