Originally Posted by Crisstti
I don't think it was exactly expected considering how the clay season went in 2011.
I'm not sure about this Crisstti. As I remember, the 2012 clay season was a completely different story, especially with regard to Novak. Going into to the French Open Nadal had pretty well rolled Djokovic in finals at Monte Carlo and Rome without dropping a set. Also you can add a straight sets win over Ferrer in the Barcelona final. His only clay loss going into the French was to Verdasco during the blue clay fiasco in Madrid. It seems that Nadal's clay wows from 2011 were long gone at the time of the French Open Final and he was back to his normal winning ways versus Nole.