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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4th French Open title for Rafa, who crashed Federer 6-1 6-3 6-0 in 1 hour and 48 minutes.

Check out the whole match below:

Nadal had (again) a successful clay-court campaign in 2007, winning Monte Carlo and Rome Masters Series, Barcelona tournament, before losing to Roger Federer in the final of Hamburg Masters Series.
This loss ended Rafa’s record of 81 consecutive wins on clay. But he rebounded from this defeat and only lost one set (to Federer) en route to his third French Open title.

One of Nadal’s most memorable match in Roland Garros.

After two straight sets victories over Robin Soderling and Kevin Kim, Rafa met french clay-court specialist Paul Henri Mathieu (PHM) in the third round of 2006 French Open.

Born and raised in Strasbourg, PHM trained for 3 years at the Nick Bollettieri Tennis Academy. Junior French Open champion in 2000, Mathieu is the typical one-dimensional baseline player: he’s able to hit heavy groundstrokes from both wings but he lacks velocity and shot variety.

He played the match of his life against Nadal, but it simply wasn’t enough to beat the defending champion. PHM lost to Rafa in a gruelling encounter which lasted 4 hours and 53 minutes, but only 4 sets and 42 games!

Rafa won in 4 sets and qualified for his first Grand Slam final. He won the title after a hard fought battle against Mariano Puerta in 4 sets 6-7(6) 6-3 6-1 7-5.