Originally Posted by j'adore_richie
He played like shit in the final. What kills me is that he is a thousand times more talented that Ferrer, but probably (for the time being, at least) a thousand times less dedicated than 'pics'
As the announcer said "He didn't show up for the party." He still doesn't have the strength mentally or physically to play tough all the way through a tournament. The "I was tired" just doesn't cut it anymore. Eveyone plays the same amount of matches to get to a final and this time Richie breezed through his matches and wasted little energy so he should not have been as exhausted/flat as he looked out there.
I love watching him play (except on days like today) and can't wait until he gets it all together - And he WILL!