Now comes the grass court season, and as expected the whole world will only have its eyes on the two main characters. Roger FEDERER's dominance is pretty much on the wane and with NADAL triumphing in Queens last week, there is high possibility of seeing the table turning within the top two players in the world.
But as always, it is my hope to see an Argentine player creating that upset in what could be the toughest surface for any of our top players.
Please bare in mind, that it was only six years ago when David NALBANDIAN lost in the final to Lleyton HEWITT. In his first round fixture, he will face wild card qualifier Canadian Frank DANCEVIC. In the recent Queen's tournament he did manage to make it to the semis before self destructing against Novak DJOKOVIC. Still, he remains our best hope for a Grand Slam honours.
Our best player at Roland Garros, Eduardo SCHWANK will have a huge test in his match against the powerful serving, Andy RODDICK. The other player that has an outside chance could be either Guillermo CANAS and Agustin CALLERI. “Willy” will open his first round tie against Germany's Tommy HAAS while “Gordo” will take on Kevin ANDERSON from South Africa.
Here are all the other first round fixtures in the Men's Single involving the Albiceleste Army.
Carlos BERLOCQ vs. Albert MONTANES (ESP)
Juan Martin DEL POTRO vs. Pavel SNOBEL (CZE)
Brian DABUL vs. Feliciano LOPEZ (ESP)
Sergio ROITMAN vs. Mikhail YOUZHNY (RUS)
Martin Vassallo ARGUELLO vs. Ivo MINAR (CZE)