Nadal will not be intimidated by No. 1 Federer

PARIS – So here we are, down to the final four. The wait is finally over. The two best players in 2005 square off in one semifinal and, of course, we all expected the semifinal between Nikolay Davydenko and Mariano Puerta. Ah yes … and no (just making sure you are paying attention).

Roger Federer vs. Rafael Nadal is the most anticipated showdown here at the French Open for a long time.

The Undercard: Nikolay Davydenko (12), Russia, vs. Mariano Puerta, Argentina