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    Defending Champions:

    Rafael Nadal
    Ana Ivanovic

    Play started Sunday

    Seeded Karlovic upset by Aussie Hewitt.

    Amelia Mauresmo of France upset in the first round.

    When you came in the air went out. And every shadow filled up with doubt. I don't know who you think you are, But before the night is through,I wanna do bad things with you.

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    I really dont see Hewitt beating Karlovic as an upset. Hewitt still has it.

    I see my Rafa, who won today, is wearing pink, and i love it.

    oh, and Sharapova is back. to think, i went 10 months (while she was out) without hearing that horrible scream when she plays.
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    I missed Rafa today

    Did he play well?

    I'm hoping for a Rafa/Djokovic final. I'd like to see Safina win the women's.

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    i don't care who wins as long as it's not rafa nadal. i hate him and i want him to LOSE.
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    I want to see Fed break Samprass' record, so I will be happy if he wins. I also don't mind Rafa. I admire his work ethic and spirit and would like to see him continue his dominance on clay.

    Then there's Djokovic. I can't stand this fucker! I want to see him lose!
    When you came in the air went out. And every shadow filled up with doubt. I don't know who you think you are, But before the night is through,I wanna do bad things with you.

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    Joker won today, even though his opponent retired. He still looked good, although i HATE those blue shoes he wears LOL.

    i also watched the Serena match. Girlfriend better improve. Boy i'd almost think she does steroids. if you look at her now, compared to 10 years ago, what a difference.
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    FROM THE BBC SPORTS:



    Page last updated at 18:05 GMT, Wednesday, 27 May 2009 19:05 UK



    FRENCH OPEN
    Venue: Roland Garros Date: 24 May - 7 June
    Coverage: Live on BBC Red Button, live streaming and daily text commentary on BBC Sport website, updates on BBC Radio 5 Live plus second week commentary on BBC 5 Live Sports Extra. TV coverage on Eurosport.

    Nadal is now unbeaten in a record 30 matches at Roland Garros
    World number one Rafael Nadal will play Lleyton Hewitt in the third round of the French Open after powering past Teimuraz Gabashvili 6-1 6-4 6-1.
    After taking the first set comfortably, the Spaniard was made to work harder for the second but still prevailed.
    Gabashvili showed spirit but was ultimately powerless to prevent Nadal sealing the match in straight sets.
    Seventh seed Gilles Simon is also through after a 7-5 6-0 6-1 win over American Robert Kendrick.
    But Wednesday saw two players bow out of their last French Open.
    Russian Marat Safin mixed flashes of brilliance with moments of petulance as he lost a five-set epic against wildcard Josselin Ouanna 7-6 (7-2) 7-6 (7-4) 4-6 3-6 10-8.
    "Terrible first serve... and of course, backhand didn't do anything," was the verdict of the 29-year-old, who will retire at the end of the season.
    "Basically nothing today...
    "It's a terrible way to finish with the French Open but anyway... it's OK. It's not so sad. It doesn't get me emotional."
    Fabrice Santoro also played his last singles match at Roland Garros, losing 6-3 6-1 3-6 6-4 to Belgium's Christophe Rochus on his 20th appearance at his home Grand Slam.
    "At match point, I had this feeling that I was turning a page, even though I still have 10 tournaments that I'll play," said the 36-year-old, who will also quit at the end of the year.
    In other results on Wednesday, David Ferrer of Spain edged a five-set thriller against German Nicolas Kiefer 6-3 5-7 6-4 3-6 6-2, while eighth-seeded Spaniard Fernando Verdasco comfortably beat German Philipp Petzschner 6-1 6-1 6-3.
    Chilean Fernando Gonzalez, seeded 12th, scored a similarly emphatic victory over Rui Machado, beating the Portuguese 6-3 6-2 6-3, but his compatriot Nicolas Massu was beaten 6-1 6-1 6-2 by the 17th-seeded Swiss Stanislas Wawrinka.
    Number 10 seed Nikolay Davydenko has to wait before finishing his match against Argentine Diego Junqueira, but the Russian has the advantage with the score 4-6 6-3 6-0 2-2.
    Australia's former world number one Hewitt is next up for Nadal after a comfortable 6-4 6-3 6-1 straight-sets win over 88th-ranked Andrey Golubev of Kazakhstan.
    "It's always very tough to play against Lleyton," added Nadal. "I will have to play well to have chances to win."
    Gabashvili began extremely well against Nadal, immediately earning three break points, but the defending champion quickly refocused and claimed the next five to avert danger.

    606: DEBATE
    One thing is sure, Rafa looks less destructive than last year and he knows he has to store some energy for Wimbledon
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    Whilst the result was never in doubt, particularly when Nadal rushed to a 4-0 third-set advantage, the Russian still provided moments of resistance to take away some pride from what was essentially an impressive Nadal procession to round three.
    Nadal's victory means he has now bettered Chris Evert's record of 30 successive wins at Roland Garros, as he chases five successive French Open titles.
    Evert set her sequence between 1974 and 1981, although she didn't play from 1976-1978.
    "I came here to get a result without thinking about these records," said Nadal.
    "The important thing is to play my best tennis and be there on the final Sunday.
    "I played better today than the first day - I won in three sets so that's good and I am happy to be in the third round."

    I haven't seen any matches yet, but I think I'll start to watch now - Rafa plays Hewitt next.

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    I think Nadal is feeling the pressure. Not only does he face trying to get a record fifth French, he has Wimbledon to defend as well. And should he successfully defend these two, the pressure will be on to win the US as well. He also has Federer breathing down his neck waiting to reclaim the no.1 spot, not to mention Murray and Djokovic. Nadal has a lot of points to defend. Plus he has blisters on his hand and dodgy knees...plus he must be physically and mentally tired as well.

    As for Murray...as much as I love him, can't see him getting past the fourth round Once he meets a clay courter, he's finished. He's improving on clay, but still not there yet.

    Djokovic is the big threat to Rafa I think. He really should have won their match at Madrid, and I don't think he'll make the same mistake twice. He's got to get past Federer in the semi, which I think he will. The only problem is his fitness, which has been poor recently, although he looked better at Madrid.

    Federer will have confidence after beating Rafa at Madrid, but he'll still be thinking about his massive loss at Roland Garros last year. This is the one Slam he's not won and he wants to desperately, but there are better players than him on clay around. To be honest, I'm hoping he gets taken out early.

    I also really hope Del Potro goes out early, can't stand him.

    I hate women's tennis, so no idea what's going on there.

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    ugh i HATE womens tennis anymore. It seems as though ESPN is the new Williams Sisters tennis channel. and Maria Sharapova..... ugh. womens tennis just isnt what it used to be.

    Jokers fitness has always been suspect. he needs a trainer like the one that Andy Roddick has. Remember the Australian open? Roddicks new trainer got him prepared for the heat, while Joker withered and died.

    as far as Nadal. He's always got blisters, hence the bandages. and his knees, he's better, since he's not wearing the knee wraps at this moment.
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    Women's tennis is awful. Double fault, cry, drop serve, repeat. I saw some of the Sharapova/Petrova match yesterday. Petrova looks like a German shot putter

    I agree about Novak needing a trainer like Roddick. He (Novak) has won the Aussie Open though, so his fitness at one point was ok.

    Rafa says his knees are under less strain on clay, so that's why he doesn't wear bandages, but all the chasing down balls he does can't be doing him any good.

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    i used to watch women's tennis when martina hingis was still on the circuit. now it's just a bunch of trannies who try to hit the ball as hard as the men. boring.
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    the screeching just ruins it for me. The men grunt, and i can deal with that, but the women and their screeching is awful. i tried to watch it with the sound off, but its awful, so i just turn it off.
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    Rafa was wonderful today; he sent Leyton Hewitt home without a set. I like Leyton, but I think it's sorta over for him...

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    Woop! Djoker sent home in straights!

    Upcoming 4th round matches:

    Tsonga vs Del Porto
    Monfils vs Roddick
    Fed vs Haas



    Venus, Demented eliminated.
    When you came in the air went out. And every shadow filled up with doubt. I don't know who you think you are, But before the night is through,I wanna do bad things with you.

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    I watched the Tsonga match (well as much as Tennis Channel would show). i really do like this kid. And i love the Joker lost.

    also, i wish someone would be Serena, i'm really tired of her. Today she called her opponent a cheater.

    Jankovic won. She's really sneaking in under the radar now that she's not number 1 anymore.
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