Week 2 of Roland Garros has been highlighted by Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer setting up their 39th career meeting in Friday’s semifinals. TENNIS.com Podcast co-hosts Irina Falconi and Nina Pantic debate Federer’s chances. Federer may have won their last five meetings, but it’s hard to give the Swiss the edge against the King of Clay.
One of Federer’s many challenges against Nadal is that the Spaniard is left handed. What does that advantage really entail? There’s another left-hander making big moves: Marketa Vondrousova. The Czech teenager has made drop shots cool again with her variety-packed game.
Her semifinal against Johanna Konta has been pushed back to Friday because of rain washing out play on Wednesday. What do players do during rain delays, and how do they stay on top of their tournament routines?