2009 French Open Day 13

Roger Federer makes it to the French Open finals for the 4th time in a row. But this time, he will be lucky enough to see a different opponent – not Rafael Nadal.   Robin Soderling, the man who knocked Nadal out of the tournament in the fourth round, continued his surprising march all the way to the finals.  This is a case of the old Master, eager to win the one Grand Slam title that has eluded him against a relatively unknown player who is on a heck of a roll.

Soderling, the 23rd seed in the tournament, beat number 12 Fernando Gonzalez in his semi-final match.

It wasn’t easy for Federer, as he had to come from behind after being down 2 sets to 1 against Juan Martin Del Potro.  Federer simply outlasted Del Potro, with his game getting stronger as the match went on.

Federer will be the sentimental favorite to win his 14th Grand Slam, which would tie him with Pete Sampras for most all time.