Atheists might like it, but I myself am a little scared. When our Heavenly father was mercilessly slain by the Joker in the men's semifinal on Friday it set the stage for a Major final not including either Nadal or Federer for the first time since Marat Safin's Aussie Open triumph in 2005.
Can Tsonga walk on water? Will Novak perform a miracle of epic proportions? Frankly, I fear that god's presence will be sorely missed by us little creatures. And yet it is true, God is dead, and death be not proud.
So in a matchup of two extremely talented, previously uncrowned heirs to the throne, unseeded and charismatic upstart Jo-Wilfried Tsonga will go against Djokovic, who has been knocking on the door by making it to the semifinals of the last four majors.
Both have been sensational thus far in the tourney, and both are gracious and entertaining on the court. One can only hope that their games and personalities clash in such a way as to make this an affair to remember.
The match will air live @ 0030 pacific time, 0330 eastern, on espn 2.
- Only one other Frenchman -- Yannick Noah at Roland Garros in 1983 - has won a grand slam title in the Open era.
- Tsonga began the tournament with a 5-4 record at Grand Slam tournaments and has never won a tour event of any kind.
- Djokovic leads the tourney with 36 break points converted.
- Tsonga has 85 aces thus far to Djokovic's 56.
- The two finalists have never met before.