It's a real shame Ferru couldn't win yesterday. A trophy would have helped his confidence but I hope he's able to take the positives from this week anyway as he moves onto the hardcourts. In terms of the ranking points, he's basically made up for what he lost at Wimbledon and has moved up in the rankings and race.
It must have been great to see David play in Hamburg Sommarsverige.
I agree with what you say, I too was worried he was going to lose to Kukushkin after dropping the first set so easily. That would have been a very tough loss after losing to Berlocq the week before. So it was really good that he ended up making the final, playing some great tennis along the way.
Mayer just played so well yesterday. With him serving big and being so aggressive off the next ball, it was difficult for Ferru to get control of the rallies. He fought hard and almost pulled it off, but in the end I think Mayer was a deserving winner. Hopefully Ferru can add to his title count this season though - and win his next final.