There is no shame in losing to Ferrer on clay. Almost without exception, the only people who beat him on that surface are the elite 3.
elite 3, and Bellucci.
Well, no shame, except it's a shame that he really don't seem to believe that he can beat him, which is hard to understand. Because he didn't play Rafa like this in MC, and isn't Rafa even harder to beat?
Now Murray goes out to Gasquet, Gilles wouldn't have even had to play Murray if he had won.
Gilles has never beaten Richard on the main tour in 5 try, so it's not like there's a golden opportunity in front of him.
I'm beginning to think that he's afraid of getting back to Top 10 and the pressure that comes with it. He's 5 pts away last time and 10 pts this time, he needs to want it more to make it.