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Ferrero def Gasquet 5:7 7:5 6:2

Andre♥
04-20-2007, 04:26 PM
I am in better shape than Gasquet! :tape:

eck
04-20-2007, 04:27 PM
Why did he choose to play doubles after yesterday's marathon/......
Sigh, it was a good match nonetheless. Richard was brilliant in the first set. And up till 4-2 in the second. Then it all went downhill and Ferrero could touch the sky.

Mannboy
04-20-2007, 04:28 PM
darn, worse than soderlings defeat, 7-5 4-1 and still lost :sad:

CyBorg
04-20-2007, 04:28 PM
That boy needs to toughen up.

Sunset of Age
04-20-2007, 04:28 PM
GREAT JOB JUANQUI!!!
He showed again why he's (still) such a great player to watch. Some awesome shots - that shot from behind his back in the second set... WOW.

Wow, this tournament's becoming like heaven for me. Three out of four of my favs already in the semi's - and I expect the fourth to join them in an hour's time. ;)

marcelwks
04-20-2007, 04:28 PM
still a lot of work to do with condition .

RickDaStick
04-20-2007, 04:29 PM
Ferrero will give Fed a good match.

Jade Fox
04-20-2007, 04:29 PM
I feel bad for Richard. He looked so tired out there. Rest up hon and get in better shape.:hug:

I'm so happy for Juanqui though. I just want him to have a good claycourt season.:bounce:

Puschkin
04-20-2007, 04:30 PM
There is nothing to be ashamed of for Gasquet this week apart from reconsidering playing doubles. I am proud of him and I hope he takes the good things with him.

Deathless Mortal
04-20-2007, 04:30 PM
Sorry for Richie :hug: Bad choke.

gusman890
04-20-2007, 04:31 PM
richard..:sad:

JCF :yeah:

scoobs
04-20-2007, 04:31 PM
Gasquet was the better player for a set and a half then his legs informed him they'd had enough, thanks. He went high risk to finish it in two, he failed to do so and that was that, Ferrero had the stronger legs and took it in three.

Gasquet - good tournament but ultimately paid the physical price for not closing either Verdasco or Ljubicic out in 2 sets, when he had chances to do so in both matches. And playing doubles may have added to the troubles, with his match last night won 15-13 in the MTB not too long after he'd disposed of Ljubicic in just short of 3 hours.

I think people will take a pop at Gasquet's fitness and that's unfair - he has a lot of tennis in those legs this week.

But the more legitimate criticism is that he didn't close earlier matches out quicker and thus did what Safin and Nalbandian do a lot of - wore himself out in earlier rounds, only to find the tank is on E when he really needs it.

Hopefully it's something he can work on for the future.

Ferrero was outclassed for a lot of the match but he succeeded in hanging around JUST long enough for Gasquet to feel tired and then it was all about him and his ability to grind it out and outlast the Frenchman.

Federer vs Ferrero are usually good shows - I hope tomorrow is no different.

JBdV
04-20-2007, 04:31 PM
I am in better shape than Gasquet! :tape:

Is that the best you can come up with? I expected better :zzz:

Metis
04-20-2007, 04:33 PM
Nice match. Gasquet showed what he's capable of and QF is not a bad result. Maybe if he had skipped that doubles match... I would have liked a Federer-Gasquet SF.

silverwhite
04-20-2007, 04:34 PM
I am in better shape than Gasquet! :tape:

Give me a break. If you want to criticise him, at least dish out vaild criticisms. It was his inability to close out Verdasco and Ljubicic in two as well as his decision to play doubles yesterday that did him in, not his fitness per say. I don't know how many players would still feel fresh after so many hours on court.

sampaio
04-20-2007, 04:36 PM
pfff degouté...
Ferrero played very very good in the second set i'm honestly impressed.

~EMiLiTA~
04-20-2007, 04:37 PM
wow great that JC hung in there. he tends to do well at this tournament...i'm glad to see he's in good form again...too bad he plays Fed in the next round :(

silverwhite
04-20-2007, 04:37 PM
Gasquet was the better player for a set and a half then his legs informed him they'd had enough, thanks. He went high risk to finish it in two, he failed to do so and that was that, Ferrero had the stronger legs and took it in three.

Gasquet - good tournament but ultimately paid the physical price for not closing either Verdasco or Ljubicic out in 2 sets, when he had chances to do so in both matches. And playing doubles may have added to the troubles, with his match last night won 15-13 in the MTB not too long after he'd disposed of Ljubicic in just short of 3 hours.

I think people will take a pop at Gasquet's fitness and that's unfair - he has a lot of tennis in those legs this week.

But the more legitimate criticism is that he didn't close earlier matches out quicker and thus did what Safin and Nalbandian do a lot of - wore himself out in earlier rounds, only to find the tank is on E when he really needs it.

Hopefully it's something he can work on for the future.

Ferrero was outclassed for a lot of the match but he succeeded in hanging around JUST long enough for Gasquet to feel tired and then it was all about him and his ability to grind it out and outlast the Frenchman.

Federer vs Ferrero are usually good shows - I hope tomorrow is no different.

My thoughts exactly. :yeah:

Metis
04-20-2007, 04:39 PM
And how about that great shot around the net post! :eek:

Kitty de Sade
04-20-2007, 04:39 PM
Maybe next time around, Richie will skip the doubles. It was a heartbreaker to see him struggle. He did well this week- great effort! :hug:

Much deserved credit to Ferrero though. Down a set and a break, he just kept on fighting. Vamos JCF..onto the big match! :woohoo:

selyoink
04-20-2007, 04:40 PM
Excellent job JCF! After the disaster in Valencia I didn't think he would do well here. I hope he can take out Federer.

Regardless of the result tomorrow I just don't want this to be another one-time good result like Cincinnati last year.

Joyce_23
04-20-2007, 04:43 PM
Well done JC!! Now play a good match against the mighty Fed and take him out if you can. Vamos!

rrfnpump
04-20-2007, 04:44 PM
Juan Carlos :D :woohoo:
was down 57 14, but fought back nicely

great tournament :bounce:

Jimnik
04-20-2007, 04:48 PM
Loved that point in the 7th game of the 2nd set. Definately the turning point of the match but Richie will be disappointed he didn't do more with the smash.

A good win for JCF but I can't say I'm impressed with how he played. He was basically out-gunned today but managed to out-last his tiring choking opponent. It got a bit better in the 2nd and 3rd sets but it's still not good enough, if you ask me. Where has the forehand gone? It was there briefly in Acapulco and then it left again. A couple of good FHs here in MC but no-where near the consistency of old.

Unlucky Richie but you payed the price for your previous matches. This reminded me of the Hewitt match at Flushing Meadows last year. PLEASE, get stronger and be a bit more smart with your scheduling, and stop choking against easier opposition.

Andre♥
04-20-2007, 04:48 PM
Is that the best you can come up with? I expected better :zzz:

I can run a marathon. Can Richard do it? :p

Puschkin
04-20-2007, 04:49 PM
I can run a marathon. Can Richard do it? :p
He is a tennis player, what are you? :p

Andre♥
04-20-2007, 04:50 PM
He is a tennis player, what are you? :p

A computer science student! :p

But that likes to run!

It's easier to run a matathon than most people think.

vincayou
04-20-2007, 04:50 PM
Damn, I left the match at 7-5 3-1 thinking it was in the bag...

rofe
04-20-2007, 04:52 PM
It was a joy to watch Gasquet's brilliance but he ultimately paid the price of playing doubles as well. He really should have tanked in doubles once he realized that he was playing so well in singles. Hopefully, he can show this consistency in Rome, Hamburg and RG as well.

Schu
04-20-2007, 04:53 PM
Give me a break. If you want to criticise him, at least dish out vaild criticisms. It was his inability to close out Verdasco and Ljubicic in two as well as his decision to play doubles yesterday that did him in, not his fitness per say. I don't know how many players would still feel fresh after so many hours on court.

Exactly!! Actually his conditioning was rather amazing. Gasquest had MANY more hours on court than anyone else in the quarters. I'd love to see how Federer or Nadal would play if they played as many hours/matches as Gasquet in the last 4 days. Admire Richie for gutting out all those singles AND doubles matches. Hopefully he will learn to close it out in 2 (Federer can do that) and not wear himseld out for when he really needs it.

I would loved to have seen a Federer/ Gasquet match - if Richie were fresh, it would have been interesting. Well there's stilll the rest of the year.

Get rested for Rome and RG.

Bilbo
04-20-2007, 04:54 PM
expected win by Ferrero :yeah:

Pixie
04-20-2007, 05:02 PM
Scoobsuk said it all.

*bunny*
04-20-2007, 05:06 PM
Loved that point in the 7th game of the 2nd set. Definately the turning point of the match but Richie will be disappointed he didn't do more with the smash.
Yep that first point in that game was just fab! And remember the big smile on his face after that? I think that helped him relax a bit and he went on break back Gasquet.

A good win for JCF but I can't say I'm impressed with how he played. He was basically out-gunned today but managed to out-last his tiring choking opponent. It got a bit better in the 2nd and 3rd sets but it's still not good enough, if you ask me. Where has the forehand gone? It was there briefly in Acapulco and then it left again. A couple of good FHs here in MC but no-where near the consistency of old.
I agree but maybe it took him a while to get used to Gasquet's unpredictable playing style. JC started to read his serve a lot better in the 2nd and 3rd set too. He played a bit too conservative in the first set and he definitely needs to step it up tomorrow.
But JC-Fed matches are always exciting and I hope tomorrow will be the same!

Unlucky Richie but you payed the price for your previous matches. This reminded me of the Hewitt match at Flushing Meadows last year. PLEASE, get stronger and be a bit more smart with your scheduling, and stop choking against easier opposition.
Aha that Hewitt match was nailbiting!

MisterQ
04-20-2007, 05:09 PM
Good win, Ferrero. :yeah:

Clara Bow
04-20-2007, 05:13 PM
Yep that first point in that game was just fab! And remember the big smile on his face after that? I think that helped him relax a bit and he went on break back Gasquet.

I agree- that point was very important. Granted Gasquet’s body started to break down but I also think the fact that JCF was growing in confidence also helped his cause.

That smile was great to see. :)

Puschkin
04-20-2007, 05:16 PM
JC started to read his serve a lot better in the 2nd and 3rd set too!

was there a serve to read before? ;) JCF himself started serving much better, too, in the 2nd and 3 rd set.

2moretogo
04-20-2007, 05:36 PM
JCF definately picked it up in the 2nd and 3rd sets as far as reading the serve. It was like he wasn't even looking for the serve up the tee until 1-4 in the second.

Gasquet played pretty well considering how much he has played all week. Both men actually. Unlike the Soderling/Berdych match there were 90+ winners to 50+ UFEs. On clay that is pretty impressive.

I would have been happy with either man winning, but I am glad that it was JCF just bec. he really needed this result, and Richie would have been a dead man walking playing against Fed due to fatigue.

silverwhite
04-20-2007, 05:42 PM
Gasquet is back on court playing doubles. :haha:

InfiniteSadness
04-20-2007, 05:57 PM
Gasquet is back on court playing doubles. :haha:

Noooooo?!!! :eek:


Oh well it won't last long :o

RonE
04-20-2007, 06:01 PM
Well done Juanqui :yeah:

Should be an interesting match between him and Roja, both boys usually put on a good show when they play each other.

Mateya
04-20-2007, 06:02 PM
:banana: Juan Carlos, vamos :)

Thank god. Choking Gasquet should loose to Verdasco in first round anyway. :rolleyes: Now go to bed. Oh yes, he has to finish doubles match first :haha:

shotgun
04-20-2007, 06:09 PM
Nice run in this tournament by Ferrero. :yeah:

tufani
04-20-2007, 06:12 PM
Its good for Ferrero, but Richard...:sad:

lisaplenske
04-20-2007, 06:21 PM
There is nothing to be ashamed of for Gasquet this week apart from reconsidering playing doubles. I am proud of him and I hope he takes the good things with him.

same for me.If he didnt let too much energie in his first match against verdasco he would have beat ferrero.But thats notthe most important.Great quality of game,richard is come back,the real richard;

positive things in that tournament really.Has to work on his serve though but I m sure that he will fix it soon.

Allez richard,take some deserved rest.Happy for you.:)

vamosnadal
04-20-2007, 06:39 PM
I am gutted for Gasquet that he could lose a match after playing so utterly brilliantly for a large majority of it. You really do have to question his decision to play doubles last night, but hey he's just won doubles again tonight knocking out Bjorkman and Mirnyi so I guess that's a little compensation for the guy.

vamosnadal
04-20-2007, 06:45 PM
Exactly!! Actually his conditioning was rather amazing. Gasquest had MANY more hours on court than anyone else in the quarters. I'd love to see how Federer or Nadal would play if they played as many hours/matches as Gasquet in the last 4 days..

They would inevitably still be brilliant. Their physical conditioning is amazing, especially Nadal - it is one of the reasons for his clay domination. Don't forget that Rome final last year lasted 5 hours and the quality was fantastic right until the end. That was after a week of matches.

I think Gasquet did a good job this week though so I'm definitely not trying to have a go at him in comparison. I think most of the guys out there would have struggled after playing those long matches, especially as it is the first week of the clay season and so their bodies will be trying to adjust.

tennisgal_001
04-20-2007, 06:53 PM
Obviously some poor decisions this week affected today's result, but anyway, Gasquet played some very good tennis this week and seems to have finally started to toughen up mentally. I only hope he carries this form with him till the rest of the season.

richie21
04-20-2007, 07:44 PM
i'm not surprised by this result.
to be fair, Ferrero was the first really good clay player he faced this week and despite the loss,Richie didn t do too bad,especially considering how many hours he spent on the court this week.
i still think we shouldn t expect too much from him in the clay season though.
As i said it before,i think he'll have a huge breakthrough at the next wimbledon:)
i would be disappointed if he didn t make at the very least the 1/4 finals there.

silverwhite
04-20-2007, 07:47 PM
i'm not surprised by this result.
to be fair, Ferrero was the first really good clay player he faced this week and despite the loss,Richie didn t do too bad,especially considering how many ours he spent on the court this week.
i still think we shouldn t expect too much from him in the clay season though.
As i said it before,i think he'll have a huge breakthrough at the next wimbledon:)
i would be disappointed if he didn t make at the very least the 1/4 finals there.

:cuckoo:

He's clearly at his best on clay.

JBdV
04-20-2007, 07:50 PM
As i said it before,i think he'll have a huge breakthrough at the next wimbledon:)
i would be disappointed if he didn t make at the very least the 1/4 finals there.

That will partly depend on his draw...

richie21
04-20-2007, 07:53 PM
:cuckoo:

He's clearly at his best on clay.

i disagree.
For me ,he is at his very best on grass.
this is the surface which in my opinion suits his game the best.
Grass is made for the really talented players and Richard is obviously one of them.

Jimnik
04-20-2007, 07:56 PM
It's hard to be sure at this point what his best surface is. He's had two titles on grass and it will be interesting to see how far he can go at Wimby when he doesn't play Federer in R1.

Voo de Mar
04-20-2007, 08:11 PM
Ferrero's good form is surprising.

Loremaster
04-20-2007, 08:12 PM
I AM S PROUND OF RICHIE , He played great match and left everything on court it was choke he was empty in the middle of second set , but he I don't care what haters are saying about overhyped player etc etc he is far more exciting too eatrch than Murray and Djokovic , maybe they have better results recently but none of them had so many problems with health as Richie had since he was 15 he struggled with injuries , and last year he missed almost entire caly season due to injury , but when his game is on other young guns ( but not Rafa ) are nowhere near him, teh shot he can show up with, angles etc made him great player to watch , his BH is sick he can generate so much power + awesome angles. I like both Murray and Djokovic but they don't have so great feel, and freedom of making jaw dropping winenrs from all over the court no matter the surface, that point at net in first set anyone ??

I am pround of him

Considering fatigue , I don't think so that MC is example of his poor fitnees he played two over 3 hours matches and two great doubles matches I think he improved in that department

I Wish him great runs in Rome and Hamburg and Rolland Garros and then bring grass , he can play great tennis no matter the surface

Conita
04-20-2007, 08:28 PM
Richard played well for a set and a half
i think he needs to re-consider his priorities, he's capable of getting far in most tourneys and playing doubles is affecting his performance on singles and stopping him from doing this.
well done JCF for hanging in there and not giving up :yeah:

guy in sf
04-20-2007, 08:28 PM
I can run a marathon. Can Richard do it? :p

Give it up dude, your comments are annoying the "SH*T" of me and everyone else and has nothing to do with the topic.

zimzim
04-20-2007, 08:41 PM
There is nothing to be ashamed of for Gasquet this week apart from reconsidering playing doubles. I am proud of him and I hope he takes the good things with him. Mee too...am really proud of him :)

guy in sf
04-20-2007, 08:41 PM
Choking and running out of gas are 2 different things.

jazar
04-20-2007, 08:41 PM
richie got tired

kinglear
04-20-2007, 08:43 PM
Ferrero will give Fed a good match.


Yeah, Ferrero better get every ball back, or just about. The question is how long can Ferrero keep it up. I agree with what the commentators say about players having to make sure they keep up with Federer because he's so good when's ahead. Ferrer tried to be a ball-machine, but I he got outgunned. I swear, Federer's shots give me whiplash.:eek:

Kip
04-20-2007, 09:50 PM
:)

JBdV
04-20-2007, 09:53 PM
Choking and running out of gas are 2 different things.

Bingo :yeah:

GlennMirnyi
04-20-2007, 11:32 PM
Running out of gas what? He served for the match. That's called lack of brains.

JBdV
04-21-2007, 12:09 AM
Running out of gas what? He served for the match. That's called lack of brains.

He didn't exactly serve for the match...

scoobs
04-21-2007, 12:13 AM
He didn't serve for it at all - he got to 4-1 in the second, and Ferrero held, broke back and then held again to level up. Gasquet held, Ferrero held then broke and held to take the set.

JBdV
04-21-2007, 12:25 AM
He didn't serve for it at all - he got to 4-1 in the second, and Ferrero held, broke back and then held again to level up. Gasquet held, Ferrero held then broke and held to take the set.

I doubt Glenn actually watches many of these matches he so expertly comments on :lol:

musefanatic
04-21-2007, 12:27 AM
Oh god this is great, well done JC!!! :woohoo: Ok he'll probably be killed by Roger tomorrow but he should get some good ranking points from this at least i hope :) Well done Juanqui :)

Merton
04-21-2007, 12:47 AM
Lost opportunity for Richard, he should have won this match. :(

leng jai
04-21-2007, 12:49 AM
Ferrero is just a master tactician. He knew Gasquet would pack it in soon so he cruised until 5-7 1-4.

vincayou
04-21-2007, 01:26 AM
Ferrero is just a master tactician. He knew Gasquet would pack it in soon so he cruised until 5-7 1-4.

:yawn: Is your avatar a picture of you 3 years ago?

tami
04-21-2007, 01:44 AM
did anyone happen to record this match and be able to upload it for those of us who were unfortunate not to be able to watch it?? i hate my internet for being so slow....i can hear the points being played out and the commentary, but can't see what's happening at the same time!!!!! :mad:

but it seems as though he kept close, even though he was really tiring in the last set. despite the scoreline in the third, point to point he did keep trying to put pressure on ferrero, who looked really sprightly yesterday (which i haven't seen for a long time, since he had chickenpox!).

if anyone is able to upload this match, that would be really great! have a great weekend, keep on enjoying the tournament!

thanks

GlennMirnyi
04-21-2007, 01:57 AM
He didn't exactly serve for the match...

He didn't serve for it at all - he got to 4-1 in the second, and Ferrero held, broke back and then held again to level up. Gasquet held, Ferrero held then broke and held to take the set.

I went for lunch and when I came back the narrator said so. Sorry about that then. :) And yes, I watched the match 'till the 4/1.

Snowwy
04-21-2007, 03:22 AM
Wait, is this the same guy who is in the SF of a Masters event that should have retired last week after his performance at Valencia?

safine
04-21-2007, 03:39 AM
What's with Richard? Was he sick?

Ferrero Forever
04-21-2007, 07:42 AM
WOOHOO!!! I love how JC has been finding a way to fight back from being behind. To be honest, right now I think it's a good thing because he's having to adjust his tactics to win, and he's coming up with the goods. I think he will beat Federer tomorrow if he can bring his A game to the match. Ferrero had match point against him one of the last few times they played, I think now he'll take advantage of it and beat Federer.

BgStallion
04-21-2007, 07:48 AM
WOOHOO!!! I love how JC has been finding a way to fight back from being behind. To be honest, right now I think it's a good thing because he's having to adjust his tactics to win, and he's coming up with the goods. I think he will beat Federer tomorrow if he can bring his A game to the match. Ferrero had match point against him one of the last few times they played, I think now he'll take advantage of it and beat Federer.

I couldn't agree more. I think that this tough match is exactly what he needed to get in rythm. I think that he'll beat federer today as well :)
But 1 point changed the whole match. Ferrero showed alot of heart in it and it gave him more confidence afterwards.

pascal'rG
04-21-2007, 07:51 AM
Hmm
Gasquet was clearly ahead and then just don't have enough energy left.

So even if Ferrero played a good match i don't think he'll be able to challenge Federer especially if you saw how roger destroyed Ferrer.

MaratsGrl
04-21-2007, 08:31 AM
:sad: Richard :hug:

Medina
04-21-2007, 08:45 AM
Ferrero confidence is rising :P

Kolya
04-21-2007, 09:28 AM
Vamos JCF!!!

Action Jackson
04-21-2007, 09:31 AM
Never in doubt and Gasquet won matches while not playing well this week, a good sign for him.

Kurata
04-21-2007, 10:31 AM
Since Monday Gasquet have play 13h36 with the single and double tournament.
that's make approximately 2h40 of play per day and he wins 6 of the 7 matches he played and the one he loses was almost a won for 2 games. So good improvment in physical condition and mental.

Kurata
04-21-2007, 10:33 AM
sorry for the double post

yomike
04-21-2007, 11:56 AM
Gasquet looked in control of the match until losing concentration in the middle of the second set, after that he basically faded and JC started to play better. Great win JC, please give your absolute best against Federer today.

Horatio Caine
04-21-2007, 12:14 PM
I think people will take a pop at Gasquet's fitness and that's unfair - he has a lot of tennis in those legs this week.

Very valid point. He'd played exactly 10 hours in the space of 4 days (4.5 hours the day before playing Ferrero), with no rest days. Ferrero played well over half that amount of time, and had a day off (Tuesday) :lol:

...and of course, that doesn't include time spent practising (although who'd need to practise after all that court time? :p ).

Horatio Caine
04-21-2007, 12:17 PM
pfff degouté...

un peu sévère, non? :aplot:

RickDaStick
04-21-2007, 09:06 PM
Q. This question has nothing to do with tennis. But did you see that in the magazine Le Point there was an article about Lagardere who denied the rumor about your relationship.
RICHARD GASQUET: I was absolutely not happy about that. This question has come back hundreds of times, and every time someone turns up saying, Oh, I have evidence.
It is just bullshit. Neither him nor me are homosexuals. It's absolutely obvious.

What's going on here?