Why You Should Listen : Eric Lopez talks to ESPN Tennis Anaylst Mary Joe Fernandez about the French Open which gets underway Sunday morning on ESPN2. Fernandez discusses if Rafael Nadal is vulnerable going into the French Open after a loss to Novak Djokovic in the last clay court event in Italy prior to the French Open. Can Nadal turn it on or is this the year that Djokovic breaks through in clay? Who are some of the dark horses on the men side that could make some noise during the tournament.? Fernandez gives some names to watch out for in the men side.
Fernandez also previews the women side that while Serena Williams is the favorite, the French Open has produced six different champions in the last six years on the women side. I talked to Fernandez about Williams being the favorite at the French Open but why has Williams struggled at Roland Garros compare to the other majors. Fernandez breaks down the women’s game in the present compare to how it was when she played. Fernandez talks about some of the contenders to challenge Williams including Li Na who won the Australian Open earlier this year and is trying to become the first women to win the first two majors of the year since Jennifer Capriati in 2001. Fernandez also breaks down the future of American Women Tennis. Who will be the next American to win a major after Serena? Who will be the next American star in the women and men’s game?
Fernandez also discusses what she change about the sport, The Tour schedule, time off between the French and Wimbleson as well what she would change with the Davis and Federation Cup. Fernandez also discusses the future of Williams and Roger Federer and more.
ESPN Tennis Anaylst Mary Joe Fernandez Previews the French Open :
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