I love ATP majors. There is always a surprise, and this year’s edition of the French Open has been no different.
It all started with the unexpected elimination of Stefanos Tsitsipas, who lost in the fourth round to 19-year-old Holger Rune in four sets.
The Greek was poised to make a run to the final but was shaky from the start, going a full five sets against Italian Lorenzo Musetti,
followed by a thrilling four-set win over Zdenek Kolar, a player with just one ATP match on record. Four sets, three tiebreaks.
No French Open would be complete without some Rafael Nadal magic. As a 2-1 underdog to world No.
1 Novak Djokovic in the quarterfinal, Nadal put on a show, routing Djoker 6-2 in the opening set
and again in the third set to win in four after coming back from down 4-1 in the fourth set.
It was brilliant. A match that slaps you in the face for ever doubting him in the first place.
On deck: two semifinal matches featuring two of the best clay court players on tour each facing two power hitters who excel on harder surfaces.