Re: Qatar ExxonMobil Open
Yeah... Well, it's only Doha, and Davydenko played some truly amazing tennis. Ferru looked rather uninspired, but maybe it was mostly because Davydenko's tennis was so deadly on that surface.
I hope he doesn't lose confidence because of this. He flattened Berdych and beat Tipsy easily to start the season in Abu Dhabi. Better to think about these two matches, and not about the Djokovic/Davydenko ones.
I think maybe Ferru needs to work more on how to play well at the beginning of a match. On clay he often looks like he can play at a very high level from the beginning, but on faster courts, it often takes him a while to get going. Against someone like Dustin Brown, he can afford to drop a set, but when the player opposite is really good and efficient, he wakes up too late.