Madrid, 3rd round:Ferrer (5) d. Almagro 76 (5) 36 76 (8)
NO! 3 matchpoints for Almagro!
Can you believe it!
Very good match, best match of this good day of tennis.
First set: A lot of breaks but a good tiebreaker, although Almagro was up 5-3.
In the second set Almagro played great tennis, some wonderful aggressive shots (both on backhand and forehand.)
Third set was all about "holding serve".
Both played fantastic when the other player had breakpoint. Almagro had 6 breakpoints,
Ferrer played great on nearly all of them.
Ferrer had two and Almagro was very good to hold serve as well.
All in all, the momentum after the 2nd set was on Almagro's side, but he was just not able to break!
3rd set tiebreak: Good level of play.
One error from Ferrer to 3-1 for Almagro.
Ferrer with a brillant return winner to 3-4.
Almagro with a brillant backhand dtl to 5-3.
Another great return from Ferrer to 5-5.
Brillant passing shot from Almagro to 76.
Second match point. Now on his own serve.
But Ferrer plays aggressive for 7-7.
At 7-7, Almagro hits a 2nd serve on the line for a service winner to 8-7. Third match point.
Long rallie and a error from Almagro to 8-8.
Then good serve from Ferrer for 9-8. First matchpoint for Ferrer.
Winner for 10-8! Forehand winner.
13 aces from both. Very good.
Titel [FITD]: Sydney 2012, Memphis 2013, French Open 2013, s'Hertogenbosch 2014, Metz 2014, Auckland 2015 & Hamburg 2016
[Suicide T.]: Shanghai 2012, Montpellier 2013, Winner of WTF Masters London 2013, Barçelona 2014 & Winstom Salem 2015
[TT Singles]: Challenger Rennes 2014
[TT Doubles] 4 Challenger Titel (seit 2012)