Groth hoping to upset clay-court king Nadal
Few people give him a chance but big-serving Australian Sam Groth believes he can cause a major upset by beating Rafa Nadal in the first round of the French Open. The 28-year-old is more at home on the grass courts of Wimbledon and is a massive outsider against the nine-time French Open champion. But Groth believes that victory over Nadal is a possibility. “I’m going to go out there believing I can [win],” said Groth. “Whether it’s a reality or not... maybe I’ll live in my own little dream world for a few days but I’m not going to walk out there and think I’m beaten before I get out there otherwise I might as well just pack up my bags and head to the grass now.” Groth will face Nadal either today or tomorrow in Paris.