French toast for FedEx

FRANCE TENNIS FRENCH OPEN

Oh !!A Kiss well worth its while … (photos )

It was a day that Federer had been waiting for over 4 years and finally he conquered the French Open title in his 4th attempt. His opponent this time was Soderling who had eased Federer’s path by upsetting the four time champion at Roland Garros Nadal last Sunday in the fourth round. Considering that Federer had a 9-0 record prior to this match he was the firm favourite but Soderling was not to be taken lightly as Soderling not only shocked Nadal — and the entire tennis world — but also beat No. 10 Nikolay Davydenko, No. 12 Fernando Gonzalez and No. 14 David Ferrer. But it was meant to be Federer’s day and not even a court intruder, gusting winds or rain showers could stop the Swiss from sweeping past Sweden’s Robin Soderling 6-1, 7-6, 6-4 on Sunday to achieve sporting greatness.

King of Clay Nadal bites the dust at Ronald Garros

In one of the greatest upsets in the tournament’s history, the Spanish king of clay slumped to a first ever defeat here having racked up 31 wins in 31 outings since his 2005 debut.Soderling’s stunning victory came just a month after he’d won only one game in a 6-1, 6-0 rout at the Rome Masters, his third defeat in three matches against the world No 1.

But he was man transformed on Sunday with the 24-year-old unleashing a formidable service game and a relentless, pinpoint accurate forehand which forced Nadal to constantly scramble for a foothold in the match.