Category: French Open

A sensational year in men’s tennis is drawing to a close, which has featured four separate Grand Slam winners and once again been dominated by the big four: Novak Djoković, Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Andy Murray.

Champion | Novak Djoković lifts the ATP World Tour Finals trophy at the 02 Arena earlier this month. (Image | Yahoo)

With the ATP World Tour Finals having been won by the Serb earlier this month, it is time to look back on how each of the leading lights performed over the calendar year. It has been quite a 12 months after all.

Novak Djoković

After a record-breaking season last year, it would have been extremely optimistic to expect Djoković to remain at such an auspicious standard.

However, in the early part of the year, it appeared that he may be able to surpass his previous achievements. Particularly when the 25-year-old triumphed at the Australian Open in January, which was arguably the greatest tournament Melbourne has ever seen.

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Momentous | Novak Djokovic was certainly made to work for his place in the semi-finals by Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, whose strength and power always makes him a formidable opponent. (Image | The Telegraph)

Most tennis fans in Britain tend to view the French Open as the “warm-up tournament” for Wimbledon. A chance for the sport’s big names to flex their muscles (literally in the case of Rafael Nadal) in pursuit of the holy grail. A first class tennis tournament? Surely not.

Or so it may have seemed. Yesterday’s action served up two enthralling matches featuring the world number one, Novak Djokovic (pictured) and six-time Wimbledon winner Roger Federer. Both these great champions will meet each other in the semi-finals, with the Serbian attempting to become only the third individual to hold all four Grand Slam titles at the same time.

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