Analysis of the 2016 French Open Tennis Men’s Draw.
Djoker Headlines 4 Big Names Dominating on Clay
Dirty red socks…a scramble to the net, culminating in a long, graceful slide ending with an exquisitely placed touch shot…bits of clay flying out of the soles of a tennis shoe, banged by a racquet shortly before the player serves…speedy, undersized South Americans and Europeans hitting loads of topspin and chasing down seemingly every ball in sight…just a few images that help define tennis’ unique clay season, climaxing with 128 players in Paris battling in 127 best-of-5-set matches to determine The King of Clay. For a decade it was Rafa…first with Fed as the consistent #2, then Djoker as bridesmaid…Last year was supposed to be the year Djoker moved up a slot, but Stan The Man had other ideas in a shocking final. Who will it be in 2016…? Once again Novak is favored, but first he has to win those 21 sets.