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post #16 of 25 (permalink) Old 01-13-2013, 03:08 AM
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Re: WWW ? Australian Open R1 : Ferrer - Rochus

it would be such a nice day if Ferrer loses in Round 1...

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LOL This kind of goes against your Vulture theory. Isn't this exactly the kind of match that Ferrer thrives on and winning these matches keeps his ranking so high? Rochus is a much lower ranked player and Ferrer will routine him in my opinion.
Exactly. He thrives on catching far more talented shotmakers (like Rochus) on their off days/injured/tired/insert random mitigating circumstance to progress through draws and keep his ranking high.

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Ferrer will win in straight sets obviously, nice poll... really voting, because hating Ferrer...
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Re: WWW ? Australian Open R1 : Ferrer - Rochus

Ferrer sometimes has difficulties in his opening rounds at majors. So Rochus can take a set, but nothing more, imo.

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even though I like Ollie, he stands absolutely no chance against a grinder like Ferrer. 3 easy sets for Ferrer it is.
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Re: WWW ? Australian Open R1 : Ferrer - Rochus

as for the vulturing thing some kind soul on Reddit calculated % of players ranked 5-15's ranking points that came from non-mandatory tournaments

Berdych 26%
Tsonga 29%
Ferrer 33%
Tipsarevic 34%
Gasquet 36%
Isner 37%
del Potro 37%
Cilic 44%
Almagro 46%
Raonic 52%
Monaco 60%

Okay, maybe there is a small point in Monaco's case, though ranking system prevents severe abuse, but there is NONE in Ferrer's- del Potro, Cilic, Raonic are all worse offenders.
But this just shows how well they beat lower ranked players- last year, Tsonga entered the most 250s of any player in the top 10, he just couldn't win them!

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Ferrer in 3 close sets.

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What is with the OPs (and a few others) strange obsession with Ferrer, you guys obviously don't like him yet I've noticed you spend all your time here religiously following his matches hoping for a defeat to feed off. Its such a negative way of approaching sport. What's really ironic is all this vulture labelling when you are vultures yourselves in the way that you use negativity and others failure to survive and fuel your existence. I honestly don't know if its trolling or not, I think I'd actually prefer that it was so at least it means your not serious with all this hate and might be a better person in real life. But hey you'd know who you are and if there anything the internet can't hide you from it yourselves so maybe take a step back and ask yourselves am I really a guy that spends their time on the internet hating on a professional tennis player?

Back to the match Ferrer will be the obvious favourite and shouldn't have many problems with Rochus but he's going face some big challenges later on getting past guys like Baghdatis and Nishikori who have the potential to knock him over.
I'm not sure they actually watch the matches. They don't need to watch the match to post the comments they post
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What is with the OPs (and a few others) strange obsession with Ferrer, you guys obviously don't like him yet I've noticed you spend all your time here religiously following his matches hoping for a defeat to feed off. Its such a negative way of approaching sport. What's really ironic is all this vulture labelling when you are vultures yourselves in the way that you use negativity and others failure to survive and fuel your existence. I honestly don't know if its trolling or not, I think I'd actually prefer that it was so at least it means your not serious with all this hate and might be a better person in real life. But hey you'd know who you are and if there anything the internet can't hide you from it yourselves so maybe take a step back and ask yourselves am I really a guy that spends their time on the internet hating on a professional tennis player?

Back to the match Ferrer will be the obvious favourite and shouldn't have many problems with Rochus but he's going face some big challenges later on getting past guys like Baghdatis and Nishikori who have the potential to knock him over.
I agree with you (I can't understand the possibility of the existance of haters that are not trollers (trolling can be funny, but I think that it is only occasional), more in a sport like tennis, where respect is one of the most important principles). There is a potential match between Ferrer and Nishikori on R16 that looks interesting: Nishikori aiming to defend his QF on Australian Open 2012 and Ferrer trying to prove his consistency on Grand Slams (he has a great opportunity to reach the SF, as his worst opponents can be Nishikori on R16 and Tipsarevic or Almagro on QF).

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Bold prediction: One will win but both will come up short
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