French Open Day 10 review and look ahead: Men

Notable completed matches

#2 Novak Djokovic beat Fabio Fognini (Walkover)

#4 Andy Murray beat #15 Viktor Troicki 4-6, 4-6, 6-3, 6-2, 7-5 (match continued from Monday due to darkness)

#3 Roger Federer beat #9 Gael Monfils 6-4, 6-3, 7-6 (7-3)

Notable Day 11 matches and predictions

#1 Rafael Nadal vs. #5 Robin Soderling

Prediction: Nadal in 4 sets

Why: Yes, Robin Soderling is the only man to defeat Nadal at Roland Garros, but no, he will not do it again. He’ll put up a fight though.

#4 Andy Murray vs. Juan Ignacio Chela

Prediction: Murray in four sets

Why: Murray on a good day could easily win in straight sets against the surprising Chela. Remember though, he just came off a grueling 5 set match, that ended on Tuesday due to the delay on Monday night, and has torn ligaments in his ankle. This match will be closer than it should be, but the end result is the same: Murray wins.
Match to watch: Soderling vs. Nadal

Why: Duh. #1 vs. #5. The only player to ever beat Nadal at Roland Garros is back at it again. Should be a great match. Unlike the women’s schedule, this is an obvious “Match to watch”.

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