Tops and Flops of French Open 2018!


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Tops and Flops of French Open 2018!

Tops Rafael Nadal, 10. Talk about a hegemony in Bois de Boulogne. In the final against Thiem, he was everywhere, covering every part of the court. As long as the body will hold up, on clay he will be unbeatable.

Magnifique! Dominic Thiem, 9. He reached his first historical final in a Major. Currently, after Nadal, he is the best on clay, but he is still at a distance from the Spaniard. The final was agonizing.

He tumbled over the court under Rafa's brutal shots and mental strength. He disappointed expectations on Sunday, but winning was impossible for anyone. Poor guy! Marco Cecchinato, 8. The surprise of the men's tournament, with aggressive and exciting tennis.

He brought a breath of fresh air in Paris. Only time will tell if his semi-final was a one-off or if we are facing the future of Italian men's tennis. Sniper! Juan Martin del Potro, 8.

He returned to the semi-finals Slam in Paris. Good news for the grass swing, where he will be one of the protagonists. Welcome back! Diego Schwartzman, 7. The Argentinian gave some moments of excitement in the quarter-finals when he was ahead by a set and a break against Rafa.

Then the rain broke the spell and reality came back in the form of the brutal clap shots of the Hispanic champion. However, his remains a great tournament. Funny! Novak Djokovic, 6. He reached the quarter-final and had a few good matches en route.

Sadly, against Cecchinato, he wasn't able to extend his stay. The level is, however, coming back, but it is still very far from the top. By the end of the year the fruits of his renewed collaboration with Vajda will be seen. Let's pray! Alexander Zverev, 6.

He had a tough draw, but he overcame it all – winning three consecutive five-set matches to reach his first quarter-final at a Major. In the quarter-final, tiredness caught up with him as he lost to Dominic Thiem.

Can this lead to more successes in the Slams, starting at Wimbledon? Wait-and-watch time! Simona Halep, 10. Who thought she would win the French Open after she was on the score of 3-6, 0-2? But, she was mentally strong, sweeping away all the criticisms (mine included) to complete a one-sided win over her rival.

This could be the beginning of a new great story. Finally! Sloane Stephens, 9. It looked like she would win the French Open. The defeat, however, came when she turned herself off mentally at the decisive moment, allowing Halep to bite her.

In spite of this, she turned out to be a great champion, and the brightest star of American tennis, after Serena. She will add more Slams to her collection. Slammer! Garbine Muguruza, 8. In Paris, she reached the semi-finals where she was overpowered by Halep.

She will now have to defend the Wimbledon points. Can she add a third Major title to her collection? Grass awaits! Madison Keys, 8. The American must find a cure for her problem, which currently, in the Slams, responds to the name of Sloane Stephens.

She played a great tournament, but she threw away the good things done in the semi-final derby. Can she improve? Time to find out! Maria Sharapova, 6. All the fans were waiting for the most anticipated fourth-round match of the women's singles between the Russian and Serena Williams, but Williams' unexpected injury gave her an opening into the quarter-final.

She was, however, brutally defeated by Muguruza. In charge? Serena Williams, 6. Catwoman suit, grit and will. Then a pectoral injury ruined her tournament. Her presence at Wimbledon is not in doubt.

Will we see her win the 24th Grand Slam title? Always great! IN THE NEXT PAGE FLOPS OF ROLAND GARROS 2018! Flops David Goffin, 4. More was expected from him, but he was disappointing as he was eliminated by Cecchinato in the fourth round.

Unprepared! The other young players of NextGen, 3. Denis Shapovalov, Daniil Medvedev, Stefanos Tsitsipas and company. They need to make a stronger case for themselves. Understudies! Caroline Wozniacki, 5.

She pushed herself until the fourth round, where her performance unraveled. Will she go the distance on grass? To be reprogrammed! Elina Svitolina, 3. She started the tournament as one of the favorites.

Once again she did not shine as she was upset in the third round. She needs to do well in the Majors, starting at Wimbledon. Onwards! Kristina Mladenovic, 2. The negative moment of the home tennis player continued.

Bad in attack, bad in defense. Psychologically and physically empty. Perhaps the worst among the Frenchwomen at Roland Garros. Overrated! The tournament, 6. Better than the last two years, but it was impossible to do worse.

Rain and the absence of artificial lights in the side courts still remain problematic. Halep's victory brought out emotions as did Nadal's Undecima. But it can be bettered! .