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Re: Buenos Aires R1: Nishikori def. Ferrero 7-5, 3-6, 6-2

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That's right but Davis Cup rubbers are different than tournament matches, in some sense favors experienced players, who were involved in so many long battles that know very well how to spread energy throughout the match, ...
Statistics tell a different story. Davis Cup rubbers are usually won by younger more enthusiastic competitors. The older more experienced players tend to lack the motivation and energy for DC atmospheres.
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Statistics tell a different story. Davis Cup rubbers are usually won by younger more enthusiastic competitors. The older more experienced players tend to lack the motivation and energy for DC atmospheres.
It's a matter of mindset, I saw Ferrero's last three matches and it was a different player against Kukushkin than against Mayer and Nishikori.

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It's a matter of mindset, I saw Ferrero's last three matches and it was a different player against Kukushkin than against Mayer and Nishikori.
There were more ranking points up for grabs. I wouldn't say he was a different player but he certainly held his nerve better than Kukushkin when it mattered.
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Re: Buenos Aires R1: Nishikori def. Ferrero 7-5, 3-6, 6-2

Do you really think that for a former No. 1 it makes any difference whether he is in the Top 40 or Top 50?

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He would have retired a long time ago if he thought a ranking of 20-50 was not worth fighting for.
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Re: Buenos Aires R1: Nishikori def. Ferrero 7-5, 3-6, 6-2

I like both players, happy for Kei and sad for Juan.
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Re: Buenos Aires R1: Nishikori def. Ferrero 7-5, 3-6, 6-2

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Now that Davis Cup awards ranking points you can't exclude his win. Every year is different. Just because he had a great South American run two years ago doesn't mean it's always his strongest part of the season. In fact traditionally it was one of his weaker months.

Losing to Mayer and Nishikori is nothing compared to losses he's had in the European clay swing to much lower ranked players. The only real suspicion here is that he's 32 years old when critics always question motivation. Every losing streak is hyped ten fold because of age.
He just looks done to me..... think this will be his last year on tour, he doesn't have the physical ability to do his talents justice anymore.
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