After posting an impressive three rounds at the 2012 Roland Garros tournament, it is clear Roger Federer is set for an especially promising run. Make no mistake about it.
It has been his impressive play against sound opponents this tournament, composure under pressure and dominant service game that have gotten him to this point in the much anticipated Grand Slam.
Facing some of the tougher three opponents he could have possibly encountered in the opening rounds, Federer was able to knock off Tobias Kamke, Adrian Ungur and most recently Nicolas Mahut at Roland Garros.
In the process, FedEx has given up just two sets. He won the first set in each of the three matches, while giving up no more than one set in his two more recent matches.
Not to mention, he has also been exceptionally cool under pressure throughout his run at the French Open.
After dropping the third set to Ungur in his second-round match, Federer responded with a dominant 6-3 fourth set to send him home packing in a hurry. In a tough third-round matchup against Mahut, Federer was able to rebound after dropping the second set. He would answer the call with a whopping 6-2 third-set victory, followed by a 7-5 fourth set to close the deal.
His service game has been the big reason he dominated through three rounds, as he currently ranks No. 8 in the tournament with 29 aces. He has been broken just five times the entire tournament, with Ungur failing to convert one break point against FedEx.
Despite his solid play at Roland Garros over the years, including a 2009 title, it is his impressive play during this tournament that will give him the fire to continue making a run.