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Federer/Nadal final looms

The French Open semi-final match ups for both the men and women have now been finalised and there are some interesting matches coming up over the next two days.

Guillermo Canas' exit meets Roger Federer no longer has to meet to him in the semis and I think he must be relieved that Nikolay Davydenko knocked him out. I think Davydenko plays very well in the early rounds but when it comes to the final rounds he just fizzles out and I think that's going to be the case against Federer. I expect Federer to be in the final and I also think it will be a straight sets win for him.

Novak Djokovic stands between Rafael Nadal and yet another French Open final but Nadal has been playing so well at this tournament its hard to see him even dropping a set. Djokovic also played quite well against the unseeded Igor Andreev and should give Nadal a run of his money.

On the women side of the draw Maria Sharapova overpowered compatriot Anna Chakvetadze to reach the semis. I think that the quarter final match was her best so far at the tournament and she should give Ana Ivanovic something to think about. Its very hard for me to predict if Sharapova will reach a second consecutive grand slam final this year.

After disposing of Serena Williams Justine Henin will meet Jelena Jankovic. There are two Serbian women in the semis and if they both we will have an Serbian final but I still think will be too good for Henin and will stop that happening.

The men's looks likely to be another Federer/Nadal match but in the women its quite close and I think any of the four women could reach the final.

Sharapova made far too many errors and I could tell she wasn't going to win. One wouldn't expect a player with her kind of experience to be so nervy and make so many unforced errors.That said the women's game is more interesting than the men's - at least its not that predicatable because Henin will meet Ivanovic.

Thanks Sam for the comment. Yes, the women's game is not all that predictable as you say but there are also so many one-sided matches like last night. Both semis were one-sided and finished so quickly which wasn't bad especially when watching from Australia because the second semi finished just after midnight.

...yes, I agree, women's tennis is unpredictable which is good apart from the fact that Henin is unstoppable on clay, she is an intelligent player anywhere.

Sharapova was put under pressure by the fact that Ana was moving so well on the court and she didn't know what shot to play, its a pity that Ana couldn't just get her rhythm going in the final, missing even the glaring of opportunities....its good to see young nations like Serbia having such an assault at the grand stage of tennis...

You are right Mbareboy that Henin is unstoppable on clay but I expected more competent final. I was expecting Ivanovic to give more of a fight but I think she didn't play anywhere nearer as she had done in previous rounds.

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