Ferrer d. Nadal

Ferrer d. Nadal 4-6, 6-4, 6-3
Close, tight and very well-played from both. Ferrer needed some warm-up time. Kind of defensive, taking the ball too late to 1-4 down in the first. Towards the end he started to take the ball early and send Nadal on sprint quite a few times. Ferrer is now almost ready for SF and will have to play Gasquet who is still fighting for a spot. The weird thing is, Gasquet is ahead of Nadal on sets won and games won.

Gold Group

Pos. Seed Player Matches
W – L
Sets
W – L
Games
W – L
1 6 Flag of Spain David Ferrer 2 – 0 4 – 1 28 – 21
2 8 Flag of France Richard Gasquet 1 – 1 3 – 2 25 – 21
3 2 Flag of Spain Rafael Nadal 1 – 1 3 – 3 28 – 29
4 3 Flag of Serbia Novak Đoković 0 – 2 0 – 4 14 – 24

This is the group after 2 of 3 matches. Novak is out. Even if he kills Nadal he won’t get past Gasquet.  What will be interesting is to see if Ferrer is able to keep up and secure his spot. He would have to be seriously beaten by Gasquet AND Nadal must win comfortably in order for him to lose it. Don’t believe it, but we will have to wait and see.

Tomorrow there is back to Federer and company.
Federer-Davydenko
I’m just going to say, Federer wins it. Davydenko does not have the weapons that Gonzo posesses and he really needs a miracle. Federer takes it in two important sets.

Roddick-Gonzalez
Simple as this: Gonzo plays at the same level he did against Federer or same level as in Aussie Open he will win it. If Roddick plays like he did against Federer and Johansson in the USO, he will win it. Gonzalez needs some time to set up the firecracker forehand and Roddick will play quick and probably sliced up to prevent that from happening.
Prediction: impossible!!! Roddick/Gonzalez in 3

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2 Responses to “Ferrer d. Nadal”

  1. cms Says:

    Ridiculously complicated process. It’s fine (even fun) once a year, but I can’t believe they tried to do this for more of the tournaments at the beginning of the year. I mean really, Ferrer wins convincingly in two matches, dropping a single set, yet technically he could still be out of the SF?

    Willing Fed to do well tomorrow and the rest of the tournament!

  2. backhand Says:

    yeah, they should remove RR from the calendar. In TMC it’s necessary in order to find the best of the best.
    That’s the sweet nature of RR regarding Ferrer.
    He could still be eliminated easily. Gasquet wins in 3 and Nadal wins in 2. Then the three all have 5-3 in sets. It all comes down to the games.
    I think Spain will capture the two spots on Thursday

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