Originally Posted by Wing Man Frank
The point was that neither player would beat Ferrer; Stepanek is the better doubles player so why not save him for that?
Because Steps hasn`t play a lot this year. He won`t get tired by the match.
Steps isn't anything special in singles this season. I think he will be routined by both Ferrer and Almagro.
Rosol sure he's lower but he has a all or nothing style that is perfect for these kind of matches. His highest level can own anyone. And his form isn't bad. he won a challenger recently. Stepanek is on the decline. He's singles game was much better last season
Steps play well in SHanghai. Yes, he is the decline, but he is really an intelligent guy and by the way the match with him could be long, with Rosol it will be shorter. And Rosol win a challenger, nothing compare like playing with Ferrer in such an special event. We are talking about a player which never play in a single final in his career. He`s not the man for this kind of match in my opinion.
And Steps seasons was not so bad, or at least, not so different comapred with 2011. The point in 2011 is Washington, and Steps didńnt play Washington this year because of the Olympics. That`s why he has a lower ranking