Nadal extended the record to 31 consecutive matches by beating Lleyton Hewitt on May 29.
It was the 108th edition of the French Open, and the second Grand Slam event of the year.It took place at the Stade Roland Garros in Paris, France, from May 24 through June 7, 2009.Nadal's loss to Söderling was his first defeat in the tournament since debuting in 2005, and would remain his sole loss at the tournament until the 2015 French Open.Söderling proceeded to defeat Nikolay Davydenko and Fernando González on his way to the final, where he was defeated by Roger Federer.“I think it was the first round, he was in the locker room asking Djokovic how to say ‘hello, would you like to have dinner with me’ in Serbo-Croatian, thinking she’d be impressed and charmed that he ask in her native tongue,” said fellow Spaniard Fernando Verdasco, who got thumped by Nadal in the fourth round, losing 6-1, 6-0, 6-2.
“He finally gets the courage to ask, and she gives him big slap in the face.
Note: Ana Ivanovic’s website ( has replaced the other Anna's as the most visited among female athletes -- a piece of information that makes it pointless to continue since anyone reading this will have left us for Ana's site by now.
The 2009 French Open was a tennis tournament played on outdoor clay courts.
“During changeovers or between long points, he’s trying to locate her in the stands.
I even notice he’s not spending so much time pulling his pants from his butt-crack, which is one of those strange, embarrassing habits you’re afraid to change.
Rafael Nadal and Ana Ivanovic were the defending champions.