The French Open 2014 is live from from the final round at Roland Garros and the tennis tournament major is on TV and streaming online with a live stream from ESPN and the WatchESPN website in Paris and things are into the second week and the finals is coming up and Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic play for the championship in the men's draw, while Simona Halep and Maria Sharapova are through to the finals on the women's side.
Roland Garros has seen its fair share of upsets this time around and the big names are all out on the women's side apart from Maria Sharapova, Sloane Stephens and some others, while Nadal is now into his fifth straight French Open quarters. While Nadal has won eight French Open titles in his career, he has never been to five straight quarterfinals at Roland Garros and he is now the easy favorite for the tournament, although he still has some tough matches ahead. The rematch of the finals from last year with David Ferrer is now coming in this quarterfinals after Ferrer advanced, while Djokovic still remains alive.
Djokovic won over Nadal in the last tournament before Roland Garros on clay and he could have some momentum behind him if the two meet again. Nadal is usually at his best at Roland Garros and he has played well over this stretch, including in his fourth round match after beating Dusan Lajovic from Serbia and he won in straight sets, taking things 6-1, 6-2, 6-1 to continue his dominance at the major. Nadal now has only lost one time at the tournament and he is 63-1 overall at Roland Garros and has continued to be the best player there among his peers. Djokovic is looking to break through and now Federer looks like his days of winning slams are over.
Andre Agassi said recently that Nadal is the best player ever over Federer because for most of his career, Federer had no competition on the tour and Nadal has had to deal with Federer, Djokovic, Andy Murray as well as excellent players like David Ferrer and Juan Martin Del Potro. Nadal came back from a knee injury last year and was excellent and had his best season on the tour in a while and now he is poised to continue his historic run at Roland Garros and he now has 13 major titles to his name and could add a ninth title in Paris this year. Williams was the winner on the women's side do there will not be a repeat champion there.
Nadal turns 28 on Tuesday and another great birthday present could be the trophy at Roland Garros and he has only dropped 23 games during his run so far and has been dominant. Nadal will have to beat fellow countryman Ferrer again to keep going and that should be a tough matchup. Nadal lost about that many games in 2012 and he is looking to be the first player ever to win five straight French Open titles and the way he is playing right now he should have the chance to do it.