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Friday, June 02, 2006

Roland Garros: I'm glad someone is paying attention. This will be an interesting year for the French Open.

Federer is nearly 25. If he doesn't win the French this year, he probably never will. If he does win it this year, he's over the big hump for the real Grand Slam (not some phony "lifetime" slam or "Tiger" slam bullshit).

Also, if he wins the French, he's pretty much a shoo-in to pass Sampras for all time majors. After all, he won the last 3 Wimbys, the last 2 US Opens, and 2 of the last 3 Aussies. He could afford, like Pete, to f*ck off Roland Garros.

A win this year means he's still very serious about his game, and not just coasting.

That said, if you want to pick a winner, take Razor's evergreen advice and count the vowels in the players' names: Nadal, Gaudio, Ferrero (hell, even qualifiersuper-unknown Martin Vassallo Arguello would be a good bet, since he's carrying the perfecta of plentiful vowels and three names).

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