People are probably following it on the Rome thread elsewhere on the board but for anyone who isn't aware, Monaco and Djokovic are currently 3-3 in the final set (Monaco took first set 6-4, Djokovic hit back 6-2 in the 2nd).
Djokovic has looked so much more beatable in the clay season (Dolgopolov, Nadal, Gimeno-Traver, Tipsarevic, and now Monaco) - how much is that do with his grandfather (still affecting him?) and how much is it do with mentally (having to do it all over again)?
With Nadal also far from his best, and of course Andy struggling for results on this surface, this really opens the door for Federer at Roland Garros, or perhaps a big surprise package going far into the tournament - the likes of Ferrer, Del Potro, Berdych, Almagro, Simon, Raonic, etc could find themselves getting all the way to the Semis. Then again as with every Slam, Djokovic and Nadal will probably find their best stuff again (they have a habit of doing that) and it will be yet another Djokovic/Nadal final. Berdych's going to be the big threat, I just hope he's not in Andy's quarter. But the way life goes, you just KNOW he will be. Tsonga would be the ideal QF opponent - been out of sorts this season and struggling on the Clay.
Not only at RG but everywhere unfortunately. Andy should be on it because this opens the door for him as well. Nole looks spent already and Nadal looks a bit jaded, so there’s no better time than this.