PARIS, FRANCE (The Sportsman’s Daily Wire Service) — Rafael Nadal is arguably the most dominant dirt courter ever, as emphatically demonstrated by his thumping of Roger Federer in the French Open final this past Sunday, earning the Spaniard his sixth Roland Garros title.
At twenty-five, Nadal is widely considered capable of reeling off another 3-4 consecutive Roland Garros titles, perhaps more. Unless an as-yet unknown clay court stud emerges from the junior ranks, all that stands between Nadal and unchallenged dominance at the French is injury…or Ana Ivanovic, the 6-1 inch Serbian stunner with the punishing forehand who was recently voted the best-looking woman in the history of tennis by the Melbourne newspaper The Age.
“Rafa’s gone completely gaga,” said a fellow tour player. “He’s got it bad. Early into the tournament, he was banging balls on a practice court and he caught a whiff of Ana’s unmistakable scent – a surge of lilac with a hint of Balkan sandalwood – who was practicing three courts over. Ana’s like kryptonite…you could see the energy escaping his body. I half-expected to see songbirds merrily orbiting his bandana.” (more…)