Novak Djokovic unstoppable run of 37 straight matches proved dominate over Rafael Nadal on the red clay courts of the Rome Masters last week. In fact the straight sets victory over Nadal was so dominate that Djokovic has many wondering if he can do it again on the king of clay's domain, namely at Roland Garros, where Nadal has only lost once.
Both Djokovic and Nadal face a battle ahead of them in order to meet each other in the finals.
Djokovic, in particular, may have to face the likes of Argentine Juan Martin del Potro and France's Richard Gasquet who may pose some challenges.
I've never won Roland Garros, I've played a couple of times in semi-finals, said the Djokovic recently. Probably because I'm in the shape of my lifetime and playing the best tennis of my career I am one of the favourites.
If both do make the finals, it will be one of the most exciting events of the year in tennis. Many will be watching to see if the king of clay Nadal will lose his throne to Djokovic, who is playing the best tennis of his life.
He's doing amazing things, he's very tough mentally and physically, said Nadal on Djokovic last week. Every week he's winning matches, he's playing fantastically, he's doing a lot of things very well and he has a lot of confidence.
But Nadal, the five-time champion of the French Open, won't go down easy and will most likely be the heavy favorite going into a potential finals with Djokovic.
Even Djokovic conceded as much after his victory in Rome by saying, I'm going to enjoy this victory but then I need to get ready for Roland Garros. He continued, Rafa has only lost one match there in his career.
But if Djokovic can play at Roland Garros like he did in Rome, Nadal will be laying awake at night thinking about that 6-4, 6-4 dominating defeat until the meet in the finals.