French Open 2011: 10 Reasons the Final Will Be Roger Federer vs. Rafael Nadal

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French Open 2011: 10 Reasons the Final Will Be Roger Federer vs. Rafael Nadal
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In a year that all but seems locked up to be Novak Djokovic's coming-out party, the tennis world seems to be forgetting about two members of the tennis "triumvirate"—Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer.

The assignment for this article was just sitting in a pool among other (unsavory) projects, because if you've been watching tennis at all this year, you know chances are Novak Djokovic is going to end up in the final at Roland Garros this year...

Unfortunately for Djokovic, starting the season an undefeated 41-0 and winning the Italian Open wasn't enough to merit a No. 1 seeding at Roland Garros this season, but it did help him get a No. 2 seed and a pretty rough draw (not as rough as Nadal's, however, which may involve a Robin Soderling QF matchup.) 

We'll look at the two biggest impediments to Federer and Nadal making it to the final this year, and well, why I believe Federer and Nadal are fated to meet each other in the final this year.

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