Matches for weekend: Nadal-Hewitt & Federer-Wawrinka.

Two great matches in the third and fourth round at French Open await us: Rafael Nadal vs Lleyton Hewitt and Roger Federer vs Stanislas Wawrinka.

As the Open advances the draws are getting tougher and interesting. Till now it has been an easy going for both the top two seeds as they have been advancing without dropping a set as yet.

Nadal will face 28 seed Hewitt who will be trying to go beyond Nadal, the clay king. Nadal has had a phenomenal clay season this year. He created history by winning all three master1000 titles at Monte Carlo, Rome and Madrid. He is in full swing at the moment and had shown no signs of physical or emotional weakness.

At the same time Federer will be raring to go at his friend, compatriot, practice partner, Olympic gold medallist (partnering him in doubles at Beijing 2008) and the one who defeated him at clay earlier this season- Wawrinka.

However, Federer will forget all these associations once he enters the court on Sunday. Federer will leave no stone unturned to keep this title with him. And he will make sure that he reaches finals again and defeats Nadal at Roland Garros to prove that he can play ‘a bit of clay tennis’.

Roger claims that the actual supremacy of clay is decided on the Roland Garros which Nadal refutes. It will be a great week ahead where most of the top seeds will carry their campaign forward. However these two matches should be watched as they will lead us to a potentially exciting final!


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