Originally Posted by Naudio Spanlatine
No but i feel for Almagro and his fans. This is just soooooooo painful. I hope he can recover thats for sure.
The better player lost today.
I like Ferrer, but Almagro was clearly the better player in this match. I knew Nico would choke somehow, just wasnt expected that he would have so many chances to do it. It was very sad to see. Also no variety in the match. I barely see a drop shot in all 5 sets, and even volleys I barely see them.
You never lose while being the "better player". The better player is the one who wins... Simple as that.
When Ferrer did play well, he did a few very good volleys. He did some drop shots as well but usually it ended up in a huge fail so I think he gave up on dropshots... Also did a really beautiful lob on an important point.
And a great overhead smash... no wait that one was an epic fail
It's true that there wasn't much variety, but really, I didn't see much volleying in the Wawrinka/Djokovic match either. Maybe the stats would prove me wrong, I don't know.