MC: Into another final
Rafa played Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in the first men’s Monte-Carlo semifinal today. It was a day that was supposed to be filled with rain. Instead, the constantly changing conditions – sunny and warm one minute; blustery cool and humid the next – just produced a threat of rain and a big challenge for the players. We know how much Rafa likes a challenge, right? The match looked like it was going to be a total blow out until, like the weather, Rafa cooled off a bit. Tsonga took his opportunities and broke back to even the second set and eventually force a tie-break. Then, it was Rafa’s turn to warm back up and get the job done. He’s into his 9th Monte-Carlo final in a row: 6-3, 7-6(3). Let’s hope the rain doesn’t come tomorrow.