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Ferrero def. Blake 3-6 6-3 6-3 7-6(4)

Marek.
06-29-2007, 05:43 PM
Good job JCF!:D His forehand and serve were working well today.

hablovah19
06-29-2007, 05:43 PM
Tears of joy!!!! :bigcry:
So happy for him!

liptea
06-29-2007, 05:43 PM
love it.

Psichogauchovna
06-29-2007, 05:43 PM
:banana: :woohoo:

scarecrows
06-29-2007, 05:43 PM
Blake should really consider playing challengers after this loss

that volley at 4-5 in TB was pure class

selyoink
06-29-2007, 05:43 PM
Yeah JCF! You didn't choke. Great serving. Now take your golden chance for the QFs.

Expected win. JCF is much better on grass than the James the Clown Blake.

selyoink
06-29-2007, 05:44 PM
that volley at 4-5 in TB was pure class

He saw a 5th set in sight and realized he may as well save himself some trouble and just lose in 4.

aramis
06-29-2007, 05:45 PM
He could not have a better chance to get his first QF here.

mdjenders
06-29-2007, 05:45 PM
Great form from Ferrero! His forehand was punishing, circa 2004 stuff.

liptea
06-29-2007, 05:45 PM
oh man oh man oh man.

i spilled shit on myself.

tangerine_dream
06-29-2007, 05:45 PM
Hurray for the Blake brain. :crazy:

njnetswill
06-29-2007, 05:46 PM
:woohoo:

But poor Blake. I wish it were Andy getting upset, not him.

Mechlan
06-29-2007, 05:46 PM
James. :help:

Just couldn't handle the moment. Would have liked to see a fifth, but at least he didn't fold in the fourth.

Great win for JCF though, he played well and deserved it today.

Kitty de Sade
06-29-2007, 05:47 PM
So good. VAMOS JCF- nice job today! :woohoo:

Alvarillo
06-29-2007, 05:48 PM
:lol: :eek:
JC !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! In the last years you do better in Wimby than RG !!!!!!!
Just :crazy: well played!!!!!

mickymouse
06-29-2007, 05:48 PM
Ferrero played well but Blake just seems defeated by the third set. Disappointing from him.

justClaudia
06-29-2007, 05:48 PM
James :o

but congrats to Juan Carlos, he played well.

liptea
06-29-2007, 05:49 PM
god i am so fucking excited!

R.Federer
06-29-2007, 05:49 PM
BLAKE!!!! What a wasted opportunity.

Good for JCF! A nice win. Congratulations, it's nice to see him play well.

Voo de Mar
06-29-2007, 05:49 PM
Congrats James :worship: You wasted another great opportunity to win first five-setter.
Ferrero is a very good tie-break/the best of three sets player and he confirmed it once again :o

Carlita
06-29-2007, 05:49 PM
:woohoo: yaaaaaaaaay well done JC!!! :yeah:

scarecrows
06-29-2007, 05:50 PM
He saw a 5th set in sight and realized he may as well save himself some trouble and just lose in 4.

true that

Ferrero in 4th round :haha:

azinna
06-29-2007, 05:50 PM
Gotta feel for Blake....

Meanwhile, it was great to watch JCF at the level he belongs. Superb serving. And the forehand of old made a showing. If he keeps this forms he'll certainly back up thsi win with another over Tipsy.

guga2120
06-29-2007, 05:50 PM
Juan Carlos is just better than him. Congrats JCF.

Marek.
06-29-2007, 05:51 PM
JCF was winning a lot of the FH to FH battles. I was surprised at how well he was hitting it.

ChinoRios4Ever
06-29-2007, 05:52 PM
JCF!!!! :bounce: :yeah:

it was GSM when JCF won the 3rd set, 2 sets to 1... Blake cant win 5 setters :o

DhammaTiger
06-29-2007, 05:53 PM
Great win for Juan-Carlas :worship: Vamos Espana :worship!!

Leo
06-29-2007, 05:55 PM
His serving this tournament is out of this world? How could it be Ferrero who goes an entire set without dropping a point on serve? And how could it be the man who lost to Berlocq on grass who makes it to the Round of 16 at Wimbledon after upsetting Blake? I love love love love it.

How wonderful to see Ferrero hit his forehand like he used to. :drool: Keep up the confidence against Tipsy!

nhissan
06-29-2007, 05:55 PM
Blake should really consider playing challengers after this loss

that volley at 4-5 in TB was pure class
:rolleyes:

Ferrero played well but Blake just seems defeated by the third set. Disappointing from him.

pathetic performance from James :o

Leo
06-29-2007, 05:55 PM
And if he wins on Monday he'll join the elite class of few players who have made at least the QF at every Slam. :drool:

Uraitan
06-29-2007, 05:56 PM
Congrats, Ferrero !!! :banana:

Blake ... :smash:

El Legenda
06-29-2007, 05:59 PM
Blake sucks :)

goldenlox
06-29-2007, 06:00 PM
Nice finish from Blake. He didn't want a 5th set, or played the end of the tb like he didn't want it.

GlennMirnyi
06-29-2007, 06:08 PM
Blake should really consider playing challengers after this loss

that volley at 4-5 in TB was pure class

:lol: very true. Ferrero lost to Berlocq on grass...

selyoink
06-29-2007, 06:09 PM
Blake sucks :)

Yep

ChinoRios4Ever
06-29-2007, 06:24 PM
the guy who lost to Berlocq last week on grass is in the 4th round of Wimbledon :haha: :haha:

gillian
06-29-2007, 06:26 PM
Aw, I'm happy for the Mosquito.

LeChuck
06-29-2007, 06:33 PM
Well done Juanqui :worship:. Now beat Tipsarevic and reach your first ever Wimbledon quarter-final :rocker:

User ID 29337
06-29-2007, 06:34 PM
Good to see Ferrero back in form and playing well.

Pureracket
06-29-2007, 06:39 PM
....but James is a nice guy, and in the end, that's all that's important.

*bunny*
06-29-2007, 06:40 PM
:woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo:

Juanqui was playing great from the second set! I was thrilled to see his FH working superbly just like in 2003! His serve was almost flawless and he was deft at the net as well! True he's never lost to Blake so he was probably playing with added confidence, but I hope he can play at this level all the time and then it's a matter of time until he gets back to top 10!
Good luck vs Tipsarevic on Monday!! :yippee:

*bunny*
06-29-2007, 06:41 PM
Sorry I've made double posts so I edit this one to add this:

JC was so cute rolling down on grass late in the third set when Blake won a point after his shot went through the gap between the edge of the net and the net post in a most unlikely manner! :lol: Well, that didn't disrupt his concentration, he was smiling and went on to break Blake's serve in that game.

User ID 29337
06-29-2007, 06:41 PM
James maybe the nicest guy in the world but his game isn't on par with the rest of the worlds best.

Mansave_75
06-29-2007, 07:00 PM
I hope he wins and joing to elite players who reached at least quarters in all 4 GS, Ferrero has the game...he didn't have to go down any longer...Good luck mosquito!

holagirl56
06-29-2007, 07:18 PM
YAY JUANQUI. Finally. :D

:woohoo:

tennisace
06-29-2007, 07:40 PM
Well done JC!

Tommy_Vercetti
06-29-2007, 07:41 PM
Don't worry. Blake will win one or two small tournaments before the year is over and maybe even get to the QF of the US Open if his draw is weak enough. We all know that is about the same as winning Wimbledon by Blake media standards.

Tnn74
06-29-2007, 07:43 PM
yayyyyy JC! great Job! :bounce:

Andre'sNo1Fan
06-29-2007, 08:08 PM
:banana: Such a great result for Juan Carlos, he was playing so well today :D

new-york
06-29-2007, 08:26 PM
damn James.:(
it was a great opportunity.
and i SO wanted & clash vs Tipsy.

Naranoc
06-29-2007, 08:27 PM
Blake waiting to peak for the MM events :lol: :o

JCF wins are always good to see :banana:

aramis
06-29-2007, 08:30 PM
Hopefully we can get a Fed/JCF quarter final. I always like it when these two play (except the last one in Hamburg).

Andre'sNo1Fan
06-29-2007, 08:32 PM
Hopefully we can get a Fed/JCF quarter final. I always like it when these two play (except the last one in Hamburg).
They used to be really good matches, but since JCF has fallen so much, i doubt it would be interesting. But on his day, he can still win.

Pfloyd
06-29-2007, 08:35 PM
the guy who lost to Berlocq last week on grass is in the 4th round of Wimbledon :haha: :haha:

Every match is independant of any other previous match....

Ferrero also suffers from incosistency. Today he played awsome, it's as simple as that.

aramis
06-29-2007, 08:36 PM
They used to be really good matches, but since JCF has fallen so much, i doubt it would be interesting. But on his day, he can still win.

True, but JC still played him close here in 2005. But Roger was serving like a demon today and JC's return isn't exactly what it used to be. Anyway, Tipsarivic first, which is a very winnable match for Ferrero. Gonzo would have given him hell on these courts.

Andre'sNo1Fan
06-29-2007, 08:38 PM
True, but JC still played him close here in 2005. But Roger was serving like a demon today and JC's return isn't exactly what it used to be. Anyway, Tipsarivic first, which is a very winnable match for Ferrero. Gonzo would have given him hell on these courts.
True, but I think a QF at Wimby for Ferrero would be a great result, and anythings possible :)

Sjengster
06-29-2007, 09:00 PM
When Ferrero finally claimed the RG crown in 2003, you would have got pretty long odds on him making the second week at Wimbledon three times in subsequent years and the second week in Paris none at all. I hope he can join the elite club of Slam quarter-finalists but Tipsarevic will be tough, he's now beaten Hewitt, Safin and Gonzalez on three different surfaces this year and if he brings the same form to the table on Monday it's almost 50-50 IMO.

SixPack
06-29-2007, 09:37 PM
James Blake is soo overrated. Juan Carlos Ferrero is a clay courter who won the French Open in 2003, grass is his worse surface. I can understand James Blake losing to Ferrero on clay or even slow hard court but not medium to fast hardcourt and grass. James Blake you are nothing, your only deep run is at the US Open where you couldn't even beat an old and aging Agassi, give me a break Blake. Your nothing Blake, your a disgrace to America.

aramis
06-29-2007, 09:42 PM
James Blake is soo overrated. Juan Carlos Ferrero is a clay courter who won the French Open in 2003, grass is his worse surface. I can understand James Blake losing to Ferrero on clay or even slow hard court but not medium to fast hardcourt and grass. James Blake you are nothing, your only deep run is at the US Open where you couldn't even beat an old and aging Agassi, give me a break Blake. Your nothing Blake, your a disgrace to America.

Ferrero has twice the results that Blake has on any surface. Just because Blake hits the ball flat and hard doesn't mean he's automatically better on these courts than someone from Spain. If anything today it was Ferrero the all surface baseliner against hard court specialist Blake.

Sjengster
06-29-2007, 09:42 PM
This hardish, fairly high-bouncing grass (as opposed to the rougher turf in Rosmalen where he lost to Berlocq) is Ferrero's best surface at the moment, the only time he has made the second week of a Slam since the 2004 AO was right here two years ago. There were times today when he was comfortably outpowering Blake in forehand to forehand rallies, he was hitting it as big as he did in his no. 1 days. He also looks comfortable by and large with the bounce except for some shorter slices from his opponent, returns and moves well etc. And yet he still very nearly lost to Hajek in the first round, so a good effort to make it through to the second week.

Sjengster
06-29-2007, 09:44 PM
Ferrero has twice the results that Blake has on any surface. Just because Blake hits the ball flat and hard doesn't mean he's automatically better on these courts than someone from Spain.

I thought for some reason that they had played more often and Blake had a win over him, but it was just the two previous meetings in Cincinnati, both in the second round. I remember the 2002 encounter, a close three-setter where Ferrero's superior control and consistency made the difference when both were hitting huge groundies. He comfortably dealt with him last year though, Blake couldn't really do anything except overhit.

Scotso
06-29-2007, 09:44 PM
Some great play for Juanqui today, he looked really at home on the grass. :D

Jimnik
06-29-2007, 09:45 PM
The most enjoyable match I've ever seen JCF play at Wimbledon. Between my screams of "C'mon JC" there must have been a real rush of blood every time JC struck that forehand. It was beautiful, brought back so many nice memories. Power, consistency, accuracy and shot selection were all there today. I just pray that he keeps this up and maybe even takes it to the next level.

As for Blake, he seems to struggle with JCF's controlled aggression. In theory, there's no reason why he shouldn't love this kind of match-up but it seems that every time he plays him, he can't find a rhythm. It was the same in Cincy last year where he hardly found the court with most of his shots.

dijus
06-29-2007, 09:48 PM
superb match, great atmoshpere
and this ball in early game in 3rd set (1-1 and James on serve if I recall good) when Blake got so lucky and hilarious point which gave him 15-30 instead of 0-40 (got broken in this game anyway)

dijus
06-29-2007, 09:48 PM
The most enjoyable match I've ever seen JCF play at Wimbledon. Between my screams of "C'mon JC" there must have been a real rush of blood every time JC struck that forehand. It was beautiful, brought back so many nice memories. Power, consistency, accuracy and shot selection were all there today. I just pray that he keeps this up and maybe even takes it to the next level.

As for Blake, he seems to struggle with JCF's controlled aggression. In theory, there's no reason why he shouldn't love this kind of match-up but it seems that every time he plays him, he can't find a rhythm. It was the same in Cincy last year where he hardly found the court with most of his shots.

it was You who was shouting all time come on Ferrero ? :p

aramis
06-29-2007, 09:48 PM
This hardish, fairly high-bouncing grass (as opposed to the rougher turf in Rosmalen where he lost to Berlocq) is Ferrero's best surface at the moment, the only time he has made the second week of a Slam since the 2004 AO was right here two years ago. There were times today when he was comfortably outpowering Blake in forehand to forehand rallies, he was hitting it as big as he did in his no. 1 days. He also looks comfortable by and large with the bounce except for some shorter slices from his opponent, returns and moves well etc. And yet he still very nearly lost to Hajek in the first round, so a good effort to make it through to the second week.

It's really hard finding Ferrero's best surface now. I'd still say it's clay since he doesn't seem to have many shocking upsets there. He still beats pretty much all the players he should beat, but the problem is that he can't create any big wins on the dirt anymore. Pretty much anytime he goes up against someone seeded higher he gets whooped. On grass and hardcourts he will often lose in the early stages to nobodies, but occasionally he'll produce a strong run with some good wins.

Jimnik
06-29-2007, 09:50 PM
James Blake is soo overrated. Juan Carlos Ferrero is a clay courter who won the French Open in 2003, grass is his worse surface. I can understand James Blake losing to Ferrero on clay or even slow hard court but not medium to fast hardcourt and grass. James Blake you are nothing, your only deep run is at the US Open where you couldn't even beat an old and aging Agassi, give me a break Blake. Your nothing Blake, your a disgrace to America.
:retard:

Blake is a hard court player, he was never good on clay or grass. JCF's worst surface is indoor carpet not grass and especially not these slow grass courts at Wimbledon (see Sjengster's post).

Jimnik
06-29-2007, 09:52 PM
it was You who was shouting all time come on Ferrero ? :p
Nah, I was shouting "Come on JC". I don't use a player's last name when cheering for them. :p

dijus
06-29-2007, 09:52 PM
This hardish, fairly high-bouncing grass (as opposed to the rougher turf in Rosmalen where he lost to Berlocq) is Ferrero's best surface at the moment, the only time he has made the second week of a Slam since the 2004 AO was right here two years ago. There were times today when he was comfortably outpowering Blake in forehand to forehand rallies, he was hitting it as big as he did in his no. 1 days. He also looks comfortable by and large with the bounce except for some shorter slices from his opponent, returns and moves well etc. And yet he still very nearly lost to Hajek in the first round, so a good effort to make it through to the second week.

fully agree
this grass on Wimbledon this year is so fucking slow

dijus
06-29-2007, 09:53 PM
Nah, I was shouting "Come on JC". I don't use a player's last name when cheering for them. :p

didn't hear u well on tv then :p
heard some strong voice which was shouting COME ON FERRERO strongly from time to time :p

Sjengster
06-29-2007, 09:54 PM
It's really hard finding Ferrero's best surface now. I'd still say it's clay since he doesn't seem to have many shocking upsets there. He still beats pretty much all the players he should beat, but the problem is that he can't create any big wins on the dirt anymore. Pretty much anytime he goes up against someone seeded higher he gets whooped. On grass and hardcourts he will often lose in the early stages to nobodies, but occasionally he'll produce a strong run with some good wins.

I have a feeling if he got through to the quarters and played Federer, he'd make it a better match than either of their clay encounters this year, although being best of five would certainly be a help since it would give him more time to get into it. The third set at Wimbledon in 2005 was a good one, rather like Federer's third set against Safin this evening.

I'll say this, everyone talks now about Nadal's willingness to adjust his game to grass but I remember Ferrero always said he wanted to play well on it pretty early on in his career and produced a good showing at Wimbledon the first time he played in 2001. I'd only just started following tennis at the time and saw him get whipped by Rusedski in the third round, but it was clear he wasn't showing up to Wimbledon for the paycheck.

Jimnik
06-29-2007, 09:54 PM
It's really hard finding Ferrero's best surface now. I'd still say it's clay since he doesn't seem to have many shocking upsets there. He still beats pretty much all the players he should beat, but the problem is that he can't create any big wins on the dirt anymore. Pretty much anytime he goes up against someone seeded higher he gets whooped. On grass and hardcourts he will often lose in the early stages to nobodies, but occasionally he'll produce a strong run with some good wins.
I agree, it's hard to say what his best surface is. Today was actually the first time he ever beat a seeded player on grass, so maybe he's improving. ;)

Sjengster
06-29-2007, 09:58 PM
fully agree
this grass on Wimbledon this year is so fucking slow

During the match when a ball died on one of the players' baselines, Pat Cash actually suggested that the grass was cut slightly longer this year, ie a bit more like a "traditional" grass court. But Blake needs the time and the higher bounce to take his huge cuts at the ball as much if not more so than Ferrero does, he would have stood a poor chance on grass in the olden days against big-serving attacking players whom he still struggles with now.

Sjengster
06-29-2007, 09:59 PM
:retard:

Blake is a hard court player, he was never good on clay or grass. JCF's worst surface is indoor carpet not grass and especially not these slow grass courts at Wimbledon (see Sjengster's post).

Wasn't the TMC in Shanghai played on carpet when Ferrero got to the final in 2002? Not bad for a weakest surface.

dijus
06-29-2007, 09:59 PM
During the match when a ball died on one of the players' baselines, Pat Cash actually suggested that the grass was cut slightly longer this year, ie a bit more like a "traditional" grass court. But Blake needs the time and the higher bounce to take his huge cuts at the ball as much if not more so than Ferrero does, he would have stood a poor chance on grass in the olden days against big-serving attacking players whom he still struggles with now.

maybe Wimbledon has new, less experienced gardener this year? :p

Jimnik
06-29-2007, 10:02 PM
Wasn't the TMC in Shanghai played on carpet when Ferrero got to the final in 2002? Not bad for a weakest surface.
We're talking about now. After the US Open last year, he didn't win a single match. That's 5 losses in a row during the indoor season.

aramis
06-29-2007, 10:03 PM
Wasn't the TMC in Shanghai played on carpet when Ferrero got to the final in 2002? Not bad for a weakest surface.

That match was ELECTRIC, Hewitt and JC produce some of the best rallies ever. I don't know how Ferrero let it slip. If only Fed/Nadal matches were half that exciting.

Andre'sNo1Fan
06-29-2007, 10:06 PM
That match was ELECTRIC, Hewitt and JC produce some of the best rallies ever. I don't know how Ferrero let it slip. If only Fed/Nadal matches were half that exciting.
Yeh, Hewitt and Ferrero were building up a pretty good rivalry there at the time.......its a shame the rivalry never really lasted. Those were the days :)

Sjengster
06-29-2007, 10:16 PM
We're talking about now. After the US Open last year, he didn't win a single match. That's 5 losses in a row during the indoor season.

Oh yes, sorry. Well, some of those losses were just baffling at the time, Gicquel, Zverev etc... I'm sure there was another bad one in there. Strange stuff after so many big wins in Cincinnati. Mind you, Gicquel has proven himself to be quite a useful player since, backing up the Ferrero win by beating Gaudio 7-6 in the fifth, reaching the final in Lyon with a win over Grosjean, pushing Roddick at the AO and beating Nalbandian in Halle two weeks ago.

Sjengster
06-29-2007, 10:18 PM
Yeh, Hewitt and Ferrero were building up a pretty good rivalry there at the time.......its a shame the rivalry never really lasted. Those were the days :)

The last time they played in the Rotterdam final in 2004 was also a good one with Hewitt winning a tight three-setter. But that match was effectively the end of one part of Ferrero's career, the chickenpox and injuries hitting him right afterwards. I mean it was what, over a year before he appeared in another final?

aramis
06-29-2007, 10:22 PM
The last time they played in the Rotterdam final in 2004 was also a good one with Hewitt winning a tight three-setter. But that match was effectively the end of one part of Ferrero's career, the chickenpox and injuries hitting him right afterwards. I mean it was what, over a year before he appeared in another final?

Yep, Barcelona 2005. Got badly spanked by Nadal.

Sjengster
06-29-2007, 10:28 PM
Notably he's been comfortably beaten in all three finals he's played in the last two years, although they were against some pretty good players on their favourite surfaces.

aramis
06-29-2007, 10:29 PM
Notably he's been comfortably beaten in all three finals he's played in the last two years, although they were against some pretty good players on their favourite surfaces.

True, no shame in losing to Nadal on clay and Ljubicic indoors, but I felt he had a great shot against Canas earlier this year in Brazil.

Sjengster
06-29-2007, 10:34 PM
Whoops, I'd actually forgotten that final in Brazil this year. Well, as I found myself saying repeatedly during the month of March, that's Canas....

Bijoux0021
06-30-2007, 12:23 AM
He saw a 5th set in sight and realized he may as well save himself some trouble and just lose in 4.
That's exactly the impression I got from watching him. James Blake will never be a Grand Slam champion, because he's such a wimp. He has never been a fighter and never will be. He has no heart whatsoever.

Voo de Mar
06-30-2007, 12:25 AM
James Blake will never be a Grand Slam champion, because he's such a wimp. He has never been a fighter and never will be. He has no heart whatsoever.

That's a sad fact :o Everything whay you've written.

Bremen
06-30-2007, 01:11 AM
That's exactly the impression I got from watching him. James Blake will never be a Grand Slam champion, because he's such a wimp. He has never been a fighter and never will be. He has no heart whatsoever.

I thought exactly the same thing, his body language and facial expression in the tiebreak showed he was giving up.

aramis
06-30-2007, 01:15 AM
I thought exactly the same thing, his body language and facial expression in the tiebreak showed he was giving up.

He had the minibreak so he was in a position to win it. But Ferrero hit an exceptional return to recover it and then of course Blake misses that easy put away volley.

Voo de Mar
06-30-2007, 01:19 AM
Blake shouldn't play Grand Slams or Davis Cup. At 0-2 or 1-2 down in sets he is mentally finished. That 0-9 record in 5-setters is too big for his psyche.

Bremen
06-30-2007, 01:22 AM
He had the minibreak so he was in a position to win it. But Ferrero hit an exceptional return to recover it and then of course Blake misses that easy put away volley.

Yeah, he really crumbled there. He should do better during hard court season. he's never had that much success here on the grass at wimbledon.

~EMiLiTA~
06-30-2007, 01:43 AM
great result for JC!

Il Primo Uomo
06-30-2007, 02:25 AM
Juan Carlos :banana:

James has no balls :help:

Deboogle!.
06-30-2007, 02:52 AM
JCF! :hug: Nice unexpected present for me :)

krystlel
06-30-2007, 03:43 AM
I hadn't seen Ferrero play this well for quite some time. Nice to see some glimpses of the old Ferrero. Blake was frustrating to watch midway in the second set to third set even for a non-fan with the lack of concern or interest he showed in the cheap errors he made. Blake has a way of sucking the excitement or interest out of a match when he puts in a performance like this, when in fact Ferrero played quite well and deserved his victory. There was a forehand return that Blake slapped at as hard as he could straight into the middle of the net, in the fourth set, I think when he was up 0-15 in the game which was so silly I laughed out loud.

Jlee
06-30-2007, 04:00 AM
James :rolleyes:

sawan66278
06-30-2007, 04:44 AM
James Blake...what can you say? If he is representative of students from Harvard...well, let's just say Yale and the Ivy League schools should consider revoking their status. The man, when it comes to point production and strategy, is a complete zero. With his talent and athletic ability...to lose to a clay court specialist like JCF...whose confidence is SO low...and looking like he might be ready for a deep run with a QF meeting against Roger...Absolutely pathetic.

And hearing James "explaining" his "need" to play low percentage tennis (in his mind, winning tennis:rolls: )...all I can say is:

:haha: :haha: :haha: :haha: :haha: :haha: :haha: :haha: :haha:

Let's just say, his point construction is as good as his brother's commentary.

VolandriFan
06-30-2007, 05:53 AM
This is an amazing and unexpected win for Juanqui. Tipsarevic will surely be tired after 3 5 setters, and JC can reach his first GS quarterfinal since 2004 if he wins the next match. :eek: :woohoo:

fenomeno2111
06-30-2007, 05:53 AM
Good job JCF...Blake was afraid of playing a 5th set so he just lost in four :lol:

Action Jackson
06-30-2007, 06:22 AM
Ferrero played very well, but it will be hard for him to back that up again.

James Blake = intellectually smart and tennis tactical gnat at best.

trixtah
06-30-2007, 07:26 AM
holy cow...not losing a single point in the second set and into the third. Great play from Ferrero, winners from all over the place.

rrfnpump
06-30-2007, 07:50 AM
just awesome, Juan Carlos :yeah: :woohoo:

FH was on fire.

Ferrero Forever
06-30-2007, 09:36 AM
Something told me that Ferrero had a good chance at this match, but I think I was expecting a loss too. Man, he struggles against Hacek, then slaughters Blake? The pleasures of being a JC fan. You never know what to expect, but it's always fun.

still can't believe that he won, and he's going to beat Tipsarevic too, and you know what, he'll beat Federer too after that (hopefully!!!)


This is so GREAT!!!:) :worship: :D

Sean.J.S.
06-30-2007, 09:54 AM
Yay. :crazy:

Byrd
06-30-2007, 09:57 AM
Blake is such a mental midget, against Andreev and Pavel he was beginning to choke in the last set until the match was given to him. The first person who actually puts up a challenge, he loses rather easily, doesn't have any Wilanders.

aussie_fan
06-30-2007, 11:40 AM
Blake :sad:

Another disappointing result in a disappointing year.

BlakeJamitis
06-30-2007, 12:44 PM
I'm about 2 seconds from switching my allegiance from Blake to ...

BlakeJamitis
06-30-2007, 12:44 PM
... Monfils

canbera
06-30-2007, 01:26 PM
I really can't believe how stupid Blake plays a tie-break

darnyelb
06-30-2007, 01:27 PM
wow, watching it right now. I forgot how good Ferrero used to be.

Mechlan
06-30-2007, 04:59 PM
I don't think he gave up in this match. He choked. It happens, especially when you haven't won a lot of matches and is much more forgivable than giving up. The disappointing thing was after the match he was ready to say that Ferrero played a great match and leave it at that. Yes Ferrero played great but Blake is delusional if he thinks he doesn't have a lot of work to do after that performance.

Fisico
06-30-2007, 08:52 PM
well done JCF... it was the performance that pleased me rather than the result, he showed some great play in the 2nd and early parts of the 3d set especially.
hope he can make it through to the QF's.

aramis
06-30-2007, 09:40 PM
I think the reason JCF played so well was because he was finally on a show court at a slam again. That probably inspired him to play at a new level. Unfortunately it's back to the outer courts next round.

aramis
06-30-2007, 09:44 PM
I think the reason JCF played so well was because he was finally on a show court at a slam again. That probably inspired him to play at a new level. Unfortunately it's back to the outer courts next round.

Woah, never mind. I just saw the OOP and he is scheduled on Court 1 :eek:
I really wasn't expecting that especially with all the rain.

Jimnik
07-01-2007, 12:27 AM
Woah, never mind. I just saw the OOP and he is scheduled on Court 1 :eek:
I really wasn't expecting that especially with all the rain.
Believe me, with all the rain, he won't be playing until Tuesday by which time they'll bump him back down to Court Two.

VolandriFan
07-01-2007, 04:56 AM
I think Wimbledon takes its traditions too far, the white dress code (which I'm not against), the delayed introduction of equal prize money, and the no play on middle Sunday policy. I'm sorry, but when almost two entire days of play have been wiped out due to rain, play should commence on middle Sunday.

Best of luck to Juan Carlos against the ironman ;)

cc2monac
07-01-2007, 10:58 AM
I think Wimbledon takes its traditions too far, the white dress code (which I'm not against), the delayed introduction of equal prize money, and the no play on middle Sunday policy. I'm sorry, but when almost two entire days of play have been wiped out due to rain, play should commence on middle Sunday.

Best of luck to Juan Carlos against the ironman ;)

I so much agree with you!!!

congreats to JC! this is a great win!!! hope he'll keep like this

martinatreue
07-01-2007, 08:47 PM
Blake should really consider playing challengers after this loss

that volley at 4-5 in TB was pure class

That volley was great compared to him trying to hit a two-handed backhand return at 4-4 in the Tiebreak. The cameras actually panned up to his mother whose lips said "oh shit" when she saw him trying that shot which he does not own.:rolleyes:

*bunny*
07-02-2007, 12:50 AM
Sorry for belated replies but I just wanted to agree with those comments.

The most enjoyable match I've ever seen JCF play at Wimbledon. Between my screams of "C'mon JC" there must have been a real rush of blood every time JC struck that forehand. It was beautiful, brought back so many nice memories. Power, consistency, accuracy and shot selection were all there today. I just pray that he keeps this up and maybe even takes it to the next level.
My thought exactly!:worship:

As for Blake, he seems to struggle with JCF's controlled aggression. In theory, there's no reason why he shouldn't love this kind of match-up but it seems that every time he plays him, he can't find a rhythm. It was the same in Cincy last year where he hardly found the court with most of his shots.
That's a very good description of why Blake finds it difficult to play JCF. Their H-to-H is now 3-0 in Ferrero's favour although they've never met on clay, Blake's worst surface and JC's best. It's kind of interesting to see those match-ups: JC owns Blake, Blake owns Rafa (well probably not on clay), and Rafa nearly owns JC. :lol:

That match was ELECTRIC, Hewitt and JC produce some of the best rallies ever. I don't know how Ferrero let it slip. If only Fed/Nadal matches were half that exciting.
Completely agree with your account of TMC 2002 final. It was just brilliant! Their matches have always been exciting. It's a real shame they haven't played since the Rotterdam final 2004.