“I think it was the first round, he was in the locker room asking Djokovic how to say ‘hello, would you like to have dinner with me’ in Serbo-Croatian, thinking she’d be impressed and charmed that he ask in her native tongue,” said fellow Spaniard Fernando Verdasco, who got thumped by Nadal in the fourth round, losing 6-1, 6-0, 6-2.
“He finally gets the courage to ask, and she gives him big slap in the face.
Roger Federer won the finals against Robin Söderling to finally win the French Open tournament for the first time in his career, after he was beaten in three previous finals by Nadal.
With this win, he completed his career Grand Slam, titles in all four Grand Slam tournaments in his career.
By winning the French Open, Federer equalled Pete Sampras' then-record of 14 Grand Slam titles, and completed his Career Grand Slam by winning the tournament; he had lost the previous three finals to Nadal.
Svetlana Kuznetsova, the runner-up to Justine Henin-Hardenne in 2006, was the women's champion this year. 1 Dinara Safina in the final, avenging a semi-final loss to the same opponent in 2008.
The upset result ended Nadal's French Open winning streak at 31 matches.Rafael Nadal and Ana Ivanovic were the defending champions.Both failed to defend their titles, losing to Robin Söderling and Victoria Azarenka in the fourth round, respectively.But I know he’s distracted when he lets his shorts settle between his ass cheeks and he doesn’t do a damn thing about it. She steps out onto the court in that tight little red number she wore in her final against Safina, it’s all over. Frankly, I was watching her match from the relative safety of the broadcast booth and I was starting to go wobbly.It took every ounce of discipline not to run out on the court and yank them out for him.” Brad Gilbert doesn’t see anyone on the men’s tour challenging Nadal on the crushed brick for years to come. If there’s a groundstroke in the game you want to be abused by, it’s Ana’s." (Ed.