I wasn't trying to suggest that I mind Alex slamming that ball into his body. I'm acutally glad he was in such an agressive mood. I just suggested Ferrero knew what hit him (i.e. Alex). I was trying to be funny and apparently failed miserably.
the cat - Ferrero did beat a red hot, albeit sligtly injured, Moya in Monte Carlo, so not all his finals were a disaster. In his defence, Alex played some of his best tennis that day. I know that's a tired phrase, but it was never more true. And so did Costa in RG. Some of the things they did shouldn't be allowed.
Don't you find it peculiar that in RG Costa totally destroyed both Alex and Juanqui, and now Alex did exactly the same to Costa and Juanqui?
You're right about one thing though. Juanqui has a bit of a mental problem at the moment. He seemed nervous and unsure of himself in both finals, and he kept making really strange mistakes. I can understand why he would do so in RG. He was injured, not just his ankle, he tore an abdominal muscle as well, which made it hard for him to serve and as a result lost his confidence. But there was no excuse for him serving badly in Kitzbuhl, he was perfectly fit. Maybe he became demoralised when he saw how well Alex was playing.
Ferrero needs to build his confidence fast, and getting to a final again can only help him, so here's hoping that he finally gets out of his slump once and for all.