Sunday, June 5, 2011

Archie's Picks: Federer-Nadal

Archie's head is with Rafa, but his heart is with both players as they prepare for the French Open final.

Well, we are just moments away from the men's final, and Archie is so nervous he won't even snack on kibble. We hope you've enjoyed following along with us. For the record, Archie has picked 6 out of 10 matches correctly, but he wants you to know that he's learned a lot and he promises that he'll do better at Wimbledon.

See Archie's Li-Schiavone pick Here
See Archie's Sharapova-Petkovic pick Here
See Archies Azarenka-Li pick Here
See Archie's Nadal-Soderling pick Here
See Archie's Schiavone-Bartoli pick Here
See Archie's Sharapova-Li pick Here
See Archie's Djokovic-Federer pick Here
See Archie's Murray-Nadal pick Here
***Archie also picked Murray over Chela and Djokovic over del Potro (no posts for those picks).

There's not really much I can tell you guys about this one that you don't already know. I can honestly say that I've gone from worry to resignation to hope that this final will be a classic on par with some of Rafa and Roger's previous finals.

The players are out on the court already, so without any further ado, here is Archie's pick.

Federer-Nadal: H2H

Archie's Pick: Nadal
Why: Archie believes in making the trend his friend. Rafa has always shown superiority to Roger on clay, especially at Roland Garros, so why should anything change?

My Pick: Nadal
Why: I think that Roger is in miracle mode, and I want to believe that he can do this, because it would completely erase all the doubt that any of Nadal's previous victories over Roger has caused me about his otherworldliness, but I think that a win is too big of an ask for Federer. Still, I'm hoping it goes 5.

But let's be honest here: Roger isn't the only player who wants this title. Rafa wants it too, and even though there hasn't been too much talk about Rafa and his game over the fortnight, there's still this trivial detail to consider: Rafa's the best clay court player of our era, and he should push through for his record-tying 6th French Open title today.

Enjoy the match!

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