Nike 2010 Roland Garros Pack – Rafael Nadal

Nike 2010 Roland Garros Pack – Rafael Nadal

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Robin Soderling and Rafael Nadal will meet tomorrow for a rematch of last year’s fourth round. It will be the second straight French Open final for the Swede who was defeated by Roger Federer in 2009. As for Rafa, he’ll try to capture his fifth Roland Garros crown.

Soderling’s path to the final:

Round Opponent Score
R1 Laurent Recouderc 6–0, 6–2, 6-3
R2 Taylor Dent 6–0, 6–1, 6–1
R3 Albert Montanes 6-4, 7-5, 2-6, 6-3
R4 Marin Cilic 6–4, 6-4, 6–2
QF Roger Federer 3-6, 6-3, 7-5, 6-4
SF Tomas Berdych 6–3, 3-6, 5-7, 6-3, 6-3

Nadal’s path to the final:

Round Opponent Score
R1 Gianni Mina 6–2, 6–2, 6-2
R2 Horacio Zeballos 6–2, 6–2, 6–3
R3 Lleyton Hewitt 6-3, 6-4, 6-3
R4 Thomaz Bellucci 6–2, 7-5, 6–4
QF Nicolas Almagro 7-6(2), 7-6(3), 6-4
SF Jurgen Melzer 6–2, 6-3, 7-6(6)

There’s been a lot of talk lately about the new watch Rafa wears. Why so much talk for a watch? Well, perhaps because of its price: 525 000$!

This watch, created by super high-end watch maker Richard Mille is called the RM 027 Tourbillon. It will be produced in a limited edition of 50 pieces with an ultra light strap in polycarbonate and is expected to be priced upwards of $500,000.

Rafael Nadal's watch

Rafael Nadal's watch

Well, am I the only one who can’t read what time it is?

Who will be Soderling’s opponent in final? Nadal or Melzer?
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World No. 2 Nadal takes a 2-0 head-to-head record into his match against the 29-year-old Melzer. Nadal conceded just four games in each of their previous two meetings, in the quarter-finals of the Beijing Olympics and last year on clay at the Madrid Masters Series.

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