Glad that Ferru won today, he frightened me a little bit with that tie break... It took him 6 match points to finish off Sijsling!
I don't know yet if he's back to his best level. He seems way better than in the Olympics and in Cincinnati, but I'm still not completely reassured.
He told the Spanish press that he was quite tired from his season and was not playing as well as he had earlier in the year, because of that.
(BTW he also says he is ready to play the Davis Cup if the captain asks him to, in spite of being tired).
Well, his serve seems to be much better anyway, and it's still reassuring that he won both tie-breaks. I'd rather he had not had to play those tie-breaks, I think he should have been able to win more easily, but winning them and holding fast when he was threatened was a good sign that mentally, he's doing OK.
I'm still pretty confident that he can make the semi-final at least. He can take Hewitt, and hopefully Gasquet as well (though you never know what to expect with that one...). Then, if it's Tipsarevic, well, it seems he hasn't been playing too well either.
Let's hope that Ferru is not the only one to be tired after a very demanding season! ^^