Originally Posted by Gustavo Kuerten
There is nothing he can do to change those bad match-ups. He has absolutely maxed out his potential, you can't ask for more.
Even i can try to hit a flat FH every 10 shots, but he refuses to do so.
That's what i hate about him. He prefers to stay there and wait one of those guys is barely standing (Ao against Nadal..) and feast on his greatest victory...from where i suppose comes his fair nickname.
But never would he try to hit a flat shot from baseline ever, just top spin on the BH, top spin on the BH and again...
One either has sympathy for the guy being humble and knowing he couldn't do more, so he just works on his already endless stamina and hopes for less endurant adversaries.
Or despises this kind of...vulturing really, can't find a better word, it describes it so well.
I've always been in the middle and just by common courtesy stayed mostly on the "respect for the hard worker" side, but his disgusting intentional grunting tonight just lost me for this cause.
I'd rather watch Raonic beat Verdasco on clay than Ferrer outgrunt and outgrind and shotmaker, any of them.