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Mr. Potato Head obliterates Mosquito: 6-2, 3-6, 6-2


Even a 10 year old can hit the ball harder than you Ferrero.
Good shots by Starace though.
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JC lost ?

I dont like Spaniards going down so early on clay.

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Well ummm, Potato owes the Italian crowd big time.
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Even a 10 year old can hit the ball harder than you Ferrero.
Good shots by Starace though.
Well that's a bit harsh. Starace was just stunning tonight. I've never ever seen someone paint the lines so consistently as he did today. It was just unbelievable, such high risk tennis. I was just waiting for the UEs to come and take over but they never did. There was never a point when I though JCF couldn't win this. Even at 5-2 in the 3rd, I just thought something had to give because how can anyone, who's never reached an AMS 3rd round before, keep that aggression up forever. I also thought JCF could have been more aggressive rather than put the ball in play and hope for the choke but I don't blame him for believing it would come.

Just far, far too good from Potato. Well Done.
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No, Ferrero deserved to lose the way he played, especially that last set. Seriously, his shots have no depth and no power. He was practically begging Starace to hit brilliant shots, which to his credit he did. Those commentators who think JC is playing at his former level need to get a clue.

I really don't understand it; JCF had been playing with a lot of vigor on the clay this year, and his results showed it, but this week he completely reverted back to his powerless moonballing of last year.
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Well for anyone who doesnt know about Starace, hes always had this talent, a talent of a top 20 player for sure, but physically hasnt always been the best. He is now in the best form of his life. QF at Barcelona and now 3rd round here with 2 great victories already.

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And we now have the hat trick. What a day- first Gaudio, then Safin, and now Ferrero....damn I need a hug.
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No, Ferrero deserved to lose the way he played, especially that last set. Seriously, his shots have no depth and no power. He was practically begging Starace to hit brilliant shots, which to his credit he did. Those commentators who think JC is playing at his former level need to get a clue.

I really don't understand it; JCF had been playing with a lot of vigor on the clay this year, and his results showed it, but this week he completely reverted back to his powerless moonballing of last year.
I agree to a certain extent. He was clearly lacking power and any will to be aggressive but I have to say even the modern JCF would expect to beat this kind of player usually. He doesn't seem to have much to hurt him, not much power, not much speed and little consistency. But he was just on a roll in that 3rd set and when you can play as well as that, you deserve to win.

The crowd was also very intimidating. I just think JCF was really unlucky tonight.
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The Potato guy managed to break Rafa when he was serving for the match in Barcelona, so the guy has been on a roll for a while, probably after reaching the Valencia final.
But in the second set, he was making a lot of errors and JC was hitting some decent winners. So I hoped the trend would continue in the third set...but that wasn't the case...
I have a feeling that in the decider, not only Potato started to hit the purple patch, but also JC couldn't get into the rhythm, hence a lot of short balls and missed opportunities.
And yes, the crowd really helped the Italians today. Well done to them.

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my god what an obliteration
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I definitely fancy his chances against Davydenko

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Potito is a talented guy, if he has his head screwed on and is ready for plenty long rallies, then he is mentally ready to roll over davydenko. It would be nice to see that happen.

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The way Ferrero played today really would make any player on a half-good day look awesome. It was like, here's a half-court ball, can you hit a winner? To Starace's credit he did it but he won't be made to look as good againt Kolya. Should be a really good match.

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