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.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BdhaZMTTh7U[/youtube]

Me thinks Rafa doesn’t seem comfortable at all, and they have like zero chemistry. What do you think of the video?

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EGUIwkJ5wOs[/youtube]

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.

One month after their semi final in Monte Carlo, Gasquet and Nadal met in the third round of Roland Garros. An easy win for Nadal: 6-4 6-3 6-2.