Richard is just not willing to work hard enough every single point to stay with Ferrer.
He was down two breaks, comes back and then like a good gentleman turns off his intensity and easily loses next two games and a set. Ferrer is putting up pressure on every single point, Richard can only do it in patches, but doesn't have nearly the same mental and physical intensity.
Ferrer is also playing far below his ability. That's why this is more frustrating than normal.
And that is why Ferrer is #5 and Richard is hanging on to top 20. Lack of focus/intensity has been and will always be Richard's biggest achilles heel. But that is the story of RIchard's life.
EWWW more errors from Richard and he's broken again.
Well at least I'll get to sleep before 3 am.