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post #106 of 150 (permalink) Old 01-22-2013, 02:42 PM
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Re: Australian Open QF: (4) Ferrer d. (10) Almagro 4-6 4-6 7-5 7-6(4) 6-2

Awful choking. Just retire you chump.
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Re: Australian Open QF: (4) Ferrer d. (10) Almagro 4-6 4-6 7-5 7-6(4) 6-2

Poor Almagro, getting his heart broken yet again.
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Re: Australian Open QF: (4) Ferrer d. (10) Almagro 4-6 4-6 7-5 7-6(4) 6-2

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You're proud of Ferrer for choking only ever slightly less than Almagro ?

It was proved once again that when an attacking shotmaker is making his shots there's nothing Ferrer can do, he can only rely on off days from these opponents, injuries, chokes...
Well, Pics was also playing worse than I've seen him play since early-2010
had he lost this match, it may very well have been the beginning of his rankings decline
although you're right... he did choke only a little less than Almagro

And for once I think you and pusher for life would be correct in saying that the better player lost today (barring that 5th set). For the greater part of 4 sets I think Almagro was the better player and just couldn't mentally bring it together

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Re: Australian Open QF: (4) Ferrer d. (10) Almagro 4-6 4-6 7-5 7-6(4) 6-2

This type of match you sometimes lose once in career, Almagro has lost 3 times:

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1. UO '08: Muller 		7-6(3) 6-3 6-7(5) 6-7(6) 5-7 
2. RG '11: Kubot		6-3 6-2 6-7(3) 6-7(5) 4-6
3. AO '13: Ferrer		6-4 6-4 5-7 6-7(4) 2-6
1. Double match point in the 4th set TB, broken once - the last game of the match
2. 5:4* (30-15) in the 3rd set, 4:2* (40-15) in the 4th set and 3:0* in the 5th set!
3. 5:3* in the 3rd set, 5:4 (deuce); *5:4 (deuce) in the 4th set


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Re: Australian Open QF: (4) Ferrer d. (10) Almagro 4-6 4-6 7-5 7-6(4) 6-2

Man what a heartbreaking defeat for Almagro, there's just not much analyzing to do after such choking and folding under pressure like that. i'm sure he will eventually defeat David but this match/opportunity was way above that simple statistical number, and makes it quite painful for sure. I bet it was difficult for him just to get some sleep after such an event, just to say the least.

That image of Almagro's whole body language and inability to move in the fifth set, just after the collapse in the 4th, has to be one of the saddest and most depressing of the whole tournament
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Re: Australian Open QF: (4) Ferrer d. (10) Almagro 4-6 4-6 7-5 7-6(4) 6-2

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the match point ...
Just watched it. Almagro was disheartened, can you blame him?!

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Re: Australian Open QF: (4) Ferrer d. (10) Almagro 4-6 4-6 7-5 7-6(4) 6-2

This was the most hilarious match I've seen in years. Whereas Simon-Monfils was like having your balls zapped by CIA interrogators, this one was like going to the circus and seeing the trapeze act continuously fail to perform their stunts.

I felt for Almugro at the end. I don't dislike him but it was quite painful watching him choke over and over again.

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Re: Australian Open QF: (4) Ferrer d. (10) Almagro 4-6 4-6 7-5 7-6(4) 6-2

Did Almagro have any match points?

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Did Almagro have any match points?
He didn't, he was three times two points away and never close to win a point which would have given him m.p.

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Did Almagro have any match points?
No.

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Re: Australian Open QF: (4) Ferrer d. (10) Almagro 4-6 4-6 7-5 7-6(4) 6-2

Another heartbreaking loss.
This AO ist just too much.

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He was the better player IMO, like in their last match in Madrid.

Ferrer was ok, but not as good as expected.

Almagro was in great shape, probably the best of his career.

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Re: Australian Open QF: (4) Ferrer d. (10) Almagro 4-6 4-6 7-5 7-6(4) 6-2

Another Slam semi,500th win,congrats David

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This type of match you sometimes lose once in career, Almagro has lost 3 times:

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1. UO '08: Muller 		7-6(3) 6-3 6-7(5) 6-7(6) 5-7 
2. RG '11: Kubot		6-3 6-2 6-7(3) 6-7(5) 4-6
3. AO '13: Ferrer		6-4 6-4 5-7 6-7(4) 2-6
1. Double match point in the 4th set TB, broken once - the last game of the match
2. 5:4* (30-15) in the 3rd set, 4:2* (40-15) in the 4th set and 3:0* in the 5th set!
3. 5:3* in the 3rd set, 5:4 (deuce); *5:4 (deuce) in the 4th set


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*5-4 in 3rd and 4th set,and when was the third time he served for the match?
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Another Slam semi,500th win,congrats David



*5-4 in 3rd and 4th set,and when was the third time he served for the match?
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Re: Australian Open QF: (4) Ferrer d. (10) Almagro 4-6 4-6 7-5 7-6(4) 6-2

almagro injured his left groin i believe.

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Re: Australian Open QF: (4) Ferrer d. (10) Almagro 4-6 4-6 7-5 7-6(4) 6-2

Almagro served 3 times for match and failed all 3 times.

Too big choke . Too much.

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Outstanding play on that bp. Djokovic was ahead in that point at the start.

If Berdych can't keep a double break lead I'm done with tennis.
Djokovic took set 6-4 against Berdych.

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