It was another hideous hyper-extension injury to the left knee of Argentine Juan Martin del Potro in the first game of his quarterfinal against David Ferrer that left many wondering if he’d done serious ligament damage. Somehow Juan Martin not only got up and walked on despite the pain but beat David Ferrer in straight sets.
It’s going to be another story in the semi finals against Novak Djokovic who has the power to match Del Potro but a flexibility that is matched seemingly by no one except a Cirque du Soleil acrobat.
Hopefully Delpo can find some stability in that knee to take him just a bit further.
Rafael Nadal has overcome David Ferrer, a rain delay and some dangerous mid-match protests to claim his eighth Roland Garros title, his 12th Grand Slam overall. Nadal won in straight sets 6-3, 6-2, 6-3.
The battle was between the King of Clay, the King of Heart and his compatriot, friend and video game playing partner David Ferrer who has been nicknamed ‘The Wall’. Ferrer, incredibly consistent, would have more titles to his name if it wasn’t for his friend Rafa.
Nadal drew blood in the third game and took a 2-1 lead with a break thanks to some great play from him and some unusual errors from Ferrer who appeared to be slightly nervous. Ferrer, needing two chances to break back in the following game, created some beautiful shots and covered some incredible distance to get back on serve. Read more »
Rafael Nadal has destroyed world number 4 David Ferrer in his third final since he returned after a seven month injury time out. Nadal was in vintage form as he handled his good friend and compatriot 6-0, 6-2.
Whereas Rafa had struggled to make his opponents feel his power and find the mark with his shots over the last few weeks, there were no such issues for Rafa. For David, the two time defending champion, it was difficult to watch as the man who has stopped him so many times before seemed to finally find his footing on the red dirt. “I want to congratulate Rafa. He is not an easy player to beat. If I have to lose I am happy to lose to Rafa.”Read more »
As David Ferrer scurried along the baseline in Doha today the court (note: hard court) crumbled and holes formed in the surface. Moments later an entire team were looking at the hole in the court, watching as glue was poured in and a heat lamp applied to make it dry. At the time of writing the players were waiting for the paint to dry on the court.
David Ferrer has won his 11th consecutive match following his success in Paris last week by out-muscling Juan Martin del Potro in the World Tour Finals. The Spaniard won 6-3, 3-6, 6-4 and now faces Roger Federer who he has beaten him 13 consecutive times.
The gutsy Spaniard covered some serious ground as the powerful Del Potro struggled to outmaneuver David. Delpo had multiple chances but failed to take advantage of them and quickly found himself trailing 2-5 as David rode the wave of form that saw him capture the Paris Masters 1000 title over the weekend. Read more »
David Ferrer has halted the progress of giant killer Jerzy Janowicz and claimed his first Masters 1000 title, beating the Polish qualifier 6-4, 6-3. Ferrer has also become the first Spaniard to ever win the Paris title.
On his way to the final Jerzy took out Kohlschrieber, Cilic, Murray, Tipsarevic and Simon and put on an impressive display of power serving during the match but was not enough for the consistent Spaniard. Read more »
The phenomenal run of Jerzy Janowicz, a qualifier from Poland, has seen him take out Andy Murray and Janko Tipsarevic. Now he has taken out Gilles Simon in the semi finals in straight sets, beating him 6-4, 7-6.
Now the in form Pole faces Spaniard David Ferrer in the Paris finals. Regardless of the outcome it will be the first Masters 1000 title for the winner. Read more »
Following the retirement of Andy Roddick, Spaniard Juan Carlos Ferrero – also a one time Grand Slam winner and former world number one – announced he would retire after completing his home tournament in Valencia. With friends like Rafael Nadal on hand to support a well respected member of the tennis community it was Ferrero’s good friend and compatriot Nico Almagro who ended his singles career with a 7-5, 6-3 victory.
While fans will have another chance to enjoy watching Ferrero when he takes to the court again in a doubles match with David Ferrer tomorrow, Ferrero says he enjoyed the final moments of his singles career. Read more »
The semi final match between David Ferrer and Novak Djokovic has been stopped at 5-2 in favour for the Spaniard, forcing the mens final to be scheduled for Monday after a day of horrid weather and conditions and tornado warnings.
A lucky miss-hit off Ferrer’s racket gifted him a break point. Repeatedly drawing Djokovic to the net with short balls a beautiful lob gave him a 1-0 lead. Read more »