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Soooooooooo close.
Oh B****r.....

OK, David can still hold his head up and be proud of the start to the year - he might have lost today, but boy did Murray have to fight for it! Murray will have to play better against Djoko I think and David really really gave him the run around, despite the scoreline. He was onto everything and there were some Murray tantrums (and a few David moments too, I must say!) But very high quality stuff from both guys.

That was a great article from the AO website - thanks for posting it Alisia. And there's a very yummy video of him playing beach tennis too!!!
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Sad end for David, sorry for him but he'll be N°6 on ATP ranking next monday (he topped Berdych)
Congrats anyway for his perfect 2011 season start
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He's gonna be hurt by this one. You could tell he wanted it so much. The main difference between this match and any of the other "Ferrer against a top 10 player" matches was that he looked like he believed in himself. He actually thought that he could beat Murray and make it to the final of a GS. And so did I! When he won those 3 straight games to win the first set, I felt like there was no way in hell Murray was ever gonna win the match.

I was all fired up. I didn't even fall asleep during the match.

And eventhough none of my favorites has made it to the finals, I'm still gonna watch it. I'm sure it will be interesting tennis.
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Yeah, he'll hurt .. how couldn't he for God's sake.... I was crying earlier today.

I just think and hope that he will move forward with an "OK, that's that, bugger it" attitude.

DAVID KNOWS THAT - he will move on!!!! AND WIN!!

For F*** sake I hurt, I bloody hurt - but shit, that's tennis. (sorry but it's how I feel for now)

Move on Feruu!!!
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Carol and Linda, I can completely see how you guys are disappointed in him not making the finals. I must admit I would have loved to have seen him make it. But honestly, his loss isn't affecting me that much. I am SUPER thrilled for him, he made it so deep. I really think he'll have an outstanding year. I think he can cause some serious damage in matches when faced with top 5 players. He's playing wonderful and he will continue to do so.

Have a great weekend folks.
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I know the result wasn't what either David or any of us wanted but what a match and what a tournament he played. He can certainly walk away from the AO with his head held high and know that we are all so proud of him.

He couldn't have possibly wished for a much better start to the year than winning in Auckland and reach the Semi's here. I just hope he keeps going with his confidence sky high and this aggressive style of play.

So proud of him for reaching No. 6 in the world again, something that not a lot of people (other than us, of course) thought he would achieve..........................
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I haven't seen the match yet so I can't yet commiserate with your frustration and disappointment Carol and Linda. But based upon the scoreline David did himself, his coach, and his fans proud. He made Murray work......hard. What happened in that third set? Murray was obviously on fire but how did David let that entire set go? I'll have my answer later if you folks are too upset to answer.

David is gutted for sure but Piles has the right attitude and will pass that on to Ferru. Look at the larger picture ladies - the more practice he gets playing the likes of Murray, Fed, Djoko, and Rafa (notice I don't put Berdych and Sod in that group) the more knowledge he takes away to use for the next time. And there WILL be a next time for a semi if he keeps playing at this level. He's # 6 now and we're approaching clay season. I hope against all the odds that he'll be able to achieve the same and more at the French Open.
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My Austalian Open viewing has come to an end. I see no point in it now. Everyone I supported is gone, except for Kim Clijsters. I will watch, but only with muted interest. I had hoped it would be the lead in to weekend of watching my favorite players, but now it has turned out to be a feeble last hope. Women's tennis just doesn't interest me as much as men's tennis does.
I am curious what Na Li will do in the women's final though.
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He's gonna be hurt by this one. You could tell he wanted it so much. The main difference between this match and any of the other "Ferrer against a top 10 player" matches was that he looked like he believed in himself. He actually thought that he could beat Murray and make it to the final of a GS. And so did I! When he won those 3 straight games to win the first set, I felt like there was no way in hell Murray was ever gonna win the match.

I was all fired up. I didn't even fall asleep during the match.

And eventhough none of my favorites has made it to the finals, I'm still gonna watch it. I'm sure it will be interesting tennis.
I hear ya. However I so want Nole to win this now

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I am just about to start watching the match armed with a bottle of wine on a shallow note he's looking yummy in black
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Australian Open - Ferrer rues missed chances

David Ferrer rued letting Andy Murray off the ropes in the Australian Open semi-final but exited his 33rd consecutive Grand Slam tournament satisfied he had done his best against a "very, very great player."

The 28-year-old Spaniard was one point away from taking a two-set lead over the Briton in an electric atmosphere at Rod Laver Arena, but Murray slammed the door shut with a huge serve before marching to the final with a 4-6 7-6(2) 6-1 7-6(2) victory.

"I had my chance in the set point in the second set, but in the important moments he served really well," said Ferrer, who scrambled hard all night and produced some sensational tennis before succumbing when Murray ratcheted up the pressure.

"I play little bit short sometimes in the start of the tiebreak. And really the key was the serve.

"Andy in important moments served better than me. So I can't do nothing more. I fight a lot. I tried my best game all the time, but Andy's a very, very great player."


Having outpointed one of the game's best counter-punchers for large stretches of the match, the seventh-seeded Spaniard lost his cool after the third set, kicking over a sponsor's sign in frustration after failing to break Murray's serve.

The Spaniard's fourth-set fightback from a break down set a packed Rod Laver Arena alight, but ended with a second tiebreak collapse to leave his record 74-80 in the seven-point deciders.

However, Ferrer said he was still hungry to mix it with the game's best players despite losing a second grand slam semi-final - his other one coming at the 2007 US Open.

"I am seven in the world because I play well before and now, no?" he said. "You know, Rafael (Nadal) is number one in the world because he is the best. Federer is two because he is the second best. Me, I am the seventh. Next week six."
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Hiya girls!

Don't worry about me, I never let any sports event ruin my day. Okay, maybe I was a little bit ticked off by Holland losing the WC.

And I agree that David can walk away from the AO with his head held high.
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I am curious what Na Li will do in the women's final though.

I hear ya. However I so want Nole to win this now
I would love for Na Li to win it.

Much rather have Murray win but mostly I just want to watch some great tennis.
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I will be doing something else on Sunday. I don't like either Murray or Djokovic. I feel as though I jinxed poor David. When I first turned on the television, he had won the first set. I should have quit when I was ahead. Teaches me to get up at 3 a.m. to watch a tennis match! I told myself I'd never get up that early to watch any match again after the disaster in Rome when Juan Carlos Ferrero was beaten by Santiago Giraldo of Colombia. When will I ever learn? I'm hating life and myself today. If I can catch up on my sleep, maybe I'll feel better.

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However, Ferrer said he was still hungry to mix it with the game's best players despite losing a second grand slam semi-final - his other one coming at the 2007 US Open.

Yep, that was what I was getting at in my last post. The more he tangles with these top guys the more comfortable he'll feel. He doesn't exactly have a lot of experience being in the slam semi-finals.....yet. So this match is just a means to an end. That's how I look at it and now I can sit down and root for Djoko to take out Murray. Djoko seems to have finally gotten his act together mentally while Murray is still battling with his inner demons.

Hoping for Li Na to make history.
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David's recently posted on his site from the airport before his 30 hour journey home to thank everyone for their support... He's also been quoted in Spanish as saying he has nothing to reproach himself for. Indeed he hasn't and I'm glad to see that he said that, as that's the attitude he needs to take forward.

And yes, I really believe his game has stepped up a level - he can really take it to Rafa, Roger, Djoko etc IF he believes it also. (Yes ariel - we know he can squash Soddy OK!! Funnily enough, Melzer seems more of a problem )
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