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Ninja Ferrer, Tokyo baby!!!

FerrersLinda
09-27-2007, 09:53 PM
Eating paella and holding his girlfriends hand is boring him so he's decided to play some tennis in Japan.:D

Tournament Name: AIG JAPAN OPEN TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIPS 2007
Location: TOKYO, JAPAN
Dates: OCTOBER 1-7, 2007
Prize Money: US $832,000 (US $732,000)
48 DRAW

SITE: ARIAKE TENNIS FOREST PARK/ARIAKE COLOSSEUM 2-2-22 ARIAKE, KOTO-KU
TOKYO, 135-0063 JAPAN
SURFACE: HARDCOURT
BALL: SRIXON
PRIZE MONEY: US DOLLARS
WEB SITE: http://aigopen.jp/07/index.en.shtml

Qualifying draw: Friday, September 28, 9:00 p.m.
Main draw: Saturday, September 29, 4:00 p.m.
Doubles draw: Saturday, September 29, 6:00 p.m.

ATP Ranking Points/ATP Race Points
W: 250/50
F: 175/35
SF: 110/22
QF: 60/12
R16: 25/5
R32: 15/3
R64: 0/0
Q: +5/+1
Q12: 3/0
Q24: 1/0

alisia
09-27-2007, 10:18 PM
He could have just come here & kept me warm ;)

FerrersLinda
09-27-2007, 10:19 PM
He could have just come here & kept me warm ;)

Or, even better he could have come and played tennis against me!:bounce: We have a McDonalds.;)

knight_ley
09-28-2007, 05:42 AM
Yay!! :woohoo:

*Ljubica*
09-28-2007, 12:18 PM
:lol: At the thread title! Good luck David - just don't forget to turn up in Stockholm next week so I can see Javi :devil:

RogiFan88
09-28-2007, 06:31 PM
Rogi has withdrawn from Tokyo so now David can win it! ;)

knight_ley
09-28-2007, 07:30 PM
Rogi has withdrawn from Tokyo so now David can win it! ;)

I think we all know why he withdrew ;)

LaTenista
09-29-2007, 03:40 AM
:haha:

Are we really sure David's playing? The ATP website said his next tournament was Stockholm. :confused: :sad:

FerrersLinda
09-29-2007, 07:27 AM
:haha:

Are we really sure David's playing? The ATP website said his next tournament was Stockholm. :confused: :sad:

Yep sure. On Davids website it says that he has flown to Tokyo.:)

*Ljubica*
09-29-2007, 02:39 PM
Here is the draw :) My good old friend The Bye in the first round :) And not long after - Vinnay :bounce: :inlove:

1] David Ferrer (ESP) bye
Simone Bolelli (ITA) - Wesley Moodie (RSA)
Amer Delic (USA) - Vince Spadea (USA)
[14] Sergio Roitman (ARG) bye

[10] Feliciano Lopez (ESP) bye
Qualifier - Robert Kendrick (USA)
Paul Capdeville (CHI) - Teimuraz Gabashvili (RUS)
[6] Dmitry Tursunov (RUS) bye

[4] Lleyton Hewitt (AUS) bye
Qualifier - Qualifier
Ivan Navarro-Pastor (ESP) - Robin Haase (NED)
[13] Samuel Querrey (USA) bye

[9] Hyung-Taik Lee (KOR) bye
Yen-Hsun Lu (TPE) - Danai Udomchoke (THA)
Benjamin Becker (GER) - [WC] Takao Suzuki (JPN)
[7] Ivo Karlovic (CRO) bye

[5] Jarkko Nieminen (FIN) bye
Qualifier - Boris Pashanski (SRB)
Qualifier - Dudi Sela (ISR)
[11] Juan-Martin Del Potro (ARG) bye

[15] Frank Dancevic (CAN) bye
[WC] Go Soeda (JPN) - Rainer Schuettler (GER)
Zack Fleishman (USA) - [WC] Kei Nishikori (JPN)
[3] Richard Gasquet (FRA) bye

[8] Fernando Verdasco (ESP) bye
Fabio Fognini (ITA) - Mihail Zverev (GER)
Justin Gimelstob (USA) - Lukasz Kubot (POL)
[12] Thomas Johansson (SWE) bye

[16] Michael Russell (USA) bye
Marin Cilic (CRO) - Qualifier
[WC] Satoshi Iwabuchi (JPN) - Jiri Vanek (CZE)
[2] Tomas Berdych (CZE) bye

alisia
09-29-2007, 02:41 PM
Nice draw he should pick up some useful points :D

LaTenista
09-29-2007, 03:24 PM
Can we please have Amer beat Vinny? :p

knight_ley
09-29-2007, 07:43 PM
Can we please have Amer beat Vinny? :p

Hopefully...

RogiFan88
09-29-2007, 08:57 PM
I think we all know why he withdrew ;)

Sure, he just wanted to give Ferru a chance to win a big optional! :D

Vamos Ferru! :)

donna karen
09-30-2007, 05:58 AM
:wavey: good luck !!!!! i hav become a great fan after seeing his USO performance even though he beat my favorite players. i hope he makes it to shangai!!

RogiFan88
09-30-2007, 07:16 PM
:D Vamos Ferru! Will you be wearing black in the final? ;)

*Ljubica*
10-02-2007, 12:45 PM
David plays tomorrow - here is the OOP. Vamos :)

COURT C
Starting at 10:00: WTA: Casey Dellacqua (AUS) v Sania Mirza (IND)
WTA: Venus Williams (USA) v Vania King (USA)
David Ferrer (ESP) v Wesley Moodie (RSA)
Lleyton Hewitt (AUS) v Luka Gregorc (SLO)
Zack Fleishman (USA) v Richard Gasquet (FRA)
Jiri Vanek (CZE) v Tomas Berdych (CZE)

FerrersLinda
10-02-2007, 02:18 PM
Tokyo is in a weird timezone for me. Can't keep up with when they play.:retard:

But VAMOS DAVID, none the less.:)

sierra91
10-03-2007, 01:06 AM
Does anyone know if there's a livestream? Gracias and VAMOS DAVID!!!

alisia
10-03-2007, 10:21 AM
He won his 2nd round match 7-6 6-2 :D

Shanghai Hope Ferrer into Third Round

Top seed David Ferrer (pictured) of Spain had a comfortable passage through to the third round of the AIG Japan Open Tennis Championships, defeating South African Wesley Moodie 7-6(5), 6-2.

The Spaniard, who received a bye through the first round, now improves to 51-19 for the season. Ferrer is currently enjoying a career high ranking of No. 8 in the South African Airways ATP Rankings after a run to his first major semifinal at the US Open (l. to Djokovic). He won his third and fourth career titles earlier this season at Auckland (d. Robredo) and Bastad (d. Almagro).

Ferrer is looking to qualify for the season ending Tennis Masters Cup Shanghai in November. The Spaniard is currently in sixth position in the ATP 2007 race with 382 points and will play Vincent Spadea for a place in the Tokyo quarterfinals.

Moodie, the 2005 Tokyo champion (d. Ancic), slips to a 1-9 career record against Top 10 players and 7-9 for the season.

FerrersLinda
10-03-2007, 02:22 PM
:woohoo:

Now Spadea we ain't afraid o ya!!!!

LaTenista
10-03-2007, 02:39 PM
Unless his match is first up, he'll continue to play in the middle of the night for me. :awww:

RogiFan88
10-03-2007, 04:33 PM
YES! David is a caveman killah!!!

VAMOS, DAVID!!!

FerrersLinda
10-03-2007, 06:46 PM
Unless his match is first up, he'll continue to play in the middle of the night for me. :awww:

Same for me. I checked the livescores yesterday before I went to bed, but the match before him hadn't even started yet.:rolleyes:

alisia
10-03-2007, 07:37 PM
ATP Tour - Ferrer cruises into third round

Top seed David Ferrer beat South African Wesley Moodie 7-6 6-2 to reach the last 16 of the Japan Open.

Ferrer, the men's top seed following the late withdrawal of world number one Roger Federer, overcame a sluggish start to see off Moodie in 92 minutes.

Spain's world number eight found his game in the first set tiebreak, taking it 7-5. Moodie slammed his racket to the floor in anger at losing the breaker and never recovered.

"I'm not thinking about Roger Federer -- just of me," said US Open semi-finalist Ferrer, yet to clinch his place at next month's season-ending Tennis Masters Cup.

"I don't think that just because Roger isn't here I'm going to win the tournament. It's just a very important time for me in the race for Shanghai."

Ferrer, lying sixth in the ATP Champions Race, takes on Vincent Spadea next after the American knocked out 14th-seeded Argentine Sergio Roitman with a 4-6 6-1 7-6 win.

alisia
10-03-2007, 07:47 PM
Oops for Thursday

Centre Court
Starting at 10:00 a.m

LEE Hyung-Taik [KOR] vs KARLOVIC Ivo [CRO]
WILLIAMS Venus [USA] vs MOLIK Alicia [AUS]
HEWITT Lleyton [AUS] vs NAVARRO Ivan [ESP]
PENNETA Flavia [ITA] vs MIRZA Sania [IND]
FERRER David [ESP] vs SPADEA Vincent [USA]
GASQUET Richard [FRA] vs SCHUETTLER Rainer [GER]

FerrersLinda
10-03-2007, 08:38 PM
Oops indeed. :(

alisia
10-04-2007, 11:34 AM
I knew it was too much to ask for him to have a nice easy match against Vinnay :rolleyes: I've had to pretend to keep checking for an important e-mail :D thou when he got broke back at 3-1 in the 2nd I nearly gave the game away :mad: I just wish he'd hurry up & win :p

Off to make myself a hot chocolate as a reward for not falling asleep whilst a man bored me to death on the vitues of WEG motors :o

:worship: Feli for beating Rosie's fh :devil:

FerrersLinda
10-04-2007, 11:48 AM
:wavey:

I'm awake.:awww: And I've even managed to put some clothes on. What does David think he's doing? Tiebreak against Vinnay?:scratch: Okay, off to take Dik to the airport.

FerrersLinda
10-04-2007, 12:21 PM
Typical, all that trouble and wins the tiebreak without giving Vinnay even a chance to breath.:rolleyes:

:woohoo:

Feli next, the battle of floppy hair.:lol:

alisia
10-04-2007, 12:33 PM
Typical, all that trouble and wins the tiebreak without giving Vinnay even a chance to breath.:rolleyes:

:woohoo:

Feli next, the battle of floppy hair.:lol:

Typical David :rolleyes:

alisia
10-04-2007, 01:26 PM
Oop for Friday is up already & I'm not happy :mad:

CENTRE - 10:30 AM

Venus WILLIAMS (USA) vs Caroline WOZNIACKI (DEN)

followed by

Virginie RAZZANO (FRA) vs Flavia PENNETTA (ITA)

followed by

David FERRER (ESP) vs Feliciano LOPEZ (ESP)

followed by

Lleyton HEWITT (AUS) vs Ivo KARLOVIC (CRO)

followed by

Dudi SELA (ISR) vs Richard GASQUET (FRA)

followed by

Fernando VERDASCO (ESP) vs Tomas BERDYCH (CZE)

FerrersLinda
10-04-2007, 01:55 PM
Two womens matches. Mmmmmmm, might be good for me if they hurry up.

LaTenista
10-04-2007, 02:28 PM
I'm off tomorrow - maybe I can stay up and watch the SB as long as the women's matches are fast.

RogiFan88
10-04-2007, 03:48 PM
Vamos, David, now to take out Feli (since he took out Rosie's boy)! ;)

alisia
10-05-2007, 07:55 AM
First set to David 6-4, I saw it on Bet365 but now I've got to go to work

alisia
10-05-2007, 09:27 AM
David bt Feli 6-4 6-4 :worship:

He wore a baseball cap today obviously he realised he'd lose the battle of who's got the prettier hair either that or Feli had nicked the conditioner :p

LaTenista
10-05-2007, 10:05 AM
:yippee: I've got TV coverage of the SFs and final.

alisia
10-05-2007, 10:08 AM
:yippee: I've got TV coverage of the SFs and final.

Lucky you I've got a 3" x 2" screen on my computer :rolleyes:

FerrersLinda
10-05-2007, 02:00 PM
David bt Feli 6-4 6-4 :worship:

He wore a baseball cap today obviously he realised he'd lose the battle of who's got the prettier hair either that or Feli had nicked the conditioner :p

:woohoo:

Smart boy to concentrate on playing tennis and not on the battle of L'oreall worthiness.:)

RogiFan88
10-05-2007, 02:49 PM
Fantastic Ferru! Now to take out the Gentle Giant!!!!

LaTenista
10-05-2007, 04:56 PM
Lucky you I've got a 3" x 2" screen on my computer :rolleyes:

:hug: The only men's tennis I've seen since the USO was Davis Cup. This is the part of the year where TTC shows nothing but WTA. :mad: :o

FerrersLinda
10-05-2007, 05:09 PM
:hug: The only men's tennis I've seen since the USO was Davis Cup. This is the part of the year where TTC shows nothing but WTA. :mad: :o

:hug: I haven't seen much more. Not even Davis Cup.:sad:

alisia
10-05-2007, 06:57 PM
Oop for Saturday ~ do I want to get up at 5am :scratch:

CENTRE

Matches start at 10:00 AM

Sophie Ferguson (USA)/Akiko Yonemura (JPN) vs Zi YAN (CHN)/Tiantian SUN (CHN)

Not before 11:30 AM

Venus WILLIAMS (USA) vs Virginie RAZZANO (FRA)

Not before 1:00 PM

David FERRER (ESP) vs Ivo KARLOVIC (CRO)
followed by

Richard Gasquet (FRA) vs Fernando VERDASCO (ESP) or Tomas BERDYCH (CZE)

followed by

Ashley Fisher (AUS)/ Jim Thomas (USA) vs Jordan Kerr (AUS)/ Robert Lindstedt (SWE)

LaTenista
10-06-2007, 05:09 AM
Women's match looking to go to 3rd set. :rolleyes:

FerrersLinda
10-06-2007, 05:31 AM
Women's match looking to go to 3rd set. :rolleyes:

:wavey:

I'm soooo tired.:yawn:

Looks like Venus is making a comeback. Good news.:)

LaTenista
10-06-2007, 05:35 AM
:wavey: Hi Linda

Yes Venus has improved since the match first came on my TV at midnight.

FerrersLinda
10-06-2007, 05:39 AM
:wavey: Hi Linda

Yes Venus has improved since the match first came on my TV at midnight.

Tiebreak now. I think Venus should take this.

Tv has been so boring tonight. I've been watching shows about pregnant women and babies.:eek:

LaTenista
10-06-2007, 05:41 AM
Tiebreak now. I think Venus should take this.

Tv has been so boring tonight. I've been watching shows about pregnant women and babies.:eek:

:eek:

Here I watched a new show called Pushing Daisies which was good, Moonlight (another new series) which wasn't as good as PD, then the season premiere of Degrassi: The Next Generation, and finally another new show About A Girl - it was a college girl living with 4 guys :scared:

LaTenista
10-06-2007, 05:43 AM
After that I changed my sheets, pillowcases, and duvet cover for my bed. It's finally cooling down a bit.

alisia
10-06-2007, 05:44 AM
:wavey: Morning

I'm soooo tired

LaTenista
10-06-2007, 05:45 AM
:wavey: Morning Ali

I didn't think I was tired but now I'm yawning. :tape:

FerrersLinda
10-06-2007, 05:47 AM
:wavey: Ali!!

Man your an obsessed fan.:lol:

FerrersLinda
10-06-2007, 05:48 AM
:eek:

Here I watched a new show called Pushing Daisies which was good, Moonlight (another new series) which wasn't as good as PD, then the season premiere of Degrassi: The Next Generation, and finally another new show About A Girl - it was a college girl living with 4 guys :scared:

Wow, I knew our tv was crap but it's just unfair you got real television shows.:sad:

After that I changed my sheets, pillowcases, and duvet cover for my bed. It's finally cooling down a bit.

Good. A clean bed, shame you won't be using it much tonight.:lol:

FerrersLinda
10-06-2007, 05:49 AM
It's the never ending tiebreak.:(

FerrersLinda
10-06-2007, 05:50 AM
Okay, that's it. A third set.:awww:

alisia
10-06-2007, 05:55 AM
I'm going back to bed for half a hour

FerrersLinda
10-06-2007, 05:56 AM
Sorry guys I'm going to bed. Who knows I might get up in an hour or so.

:wavey:

LaTenista
10-06-2007, 06:01 AM
:wavey: Have fun sleeping. Venus having medical timeout :confused:

LaTenista
10-06-2007, 06:44 AM
Venus lost. :awww:

alisia
10-06-2007, 06:54 AM
Venus lost. :awww:

But she had 3mp :eek:

I see we've lost the light weight member :p

LaTenista
10-06-2007, 07:14 AM
Any year now the match could start. :rolleyes:

alisia
10-06-2007, 07:18 AM
Any year now the match could start. :rolleyes:

At last :o

Bless he looks like a little boy at the side of Ivo :p

LaTenista
10-06-2007, 07:25 AM
I know. :awww:

LaTenista
10-06-2007, 07:30 AM
Fur alert. :ras:

alisia
10-06-2007, 07:36 AM
Do you think he could trip over his laces :p at least if it gets as far as a rally David wins the point :rolleyes:

LaTenista
10-06-2007, 07:40 AM
The most important thing is for him to keep taking care of his serve. That way he can be more aggressive and hopefully Ivo will crack under the pressure and start missing 1st serve most of the time.

alisia
10-06-2007, 07:44 AM
The most important thing is for him to keep taking care of his serve. That way he can be more aggressive and hopefully Ivo will crack under the pressure and start missing 1st serve most of the time.

Better still just keep hitting to his non-existent bh :p

alisia
10-06-2007, 08:19 AM
David wins 1st set 7-6 (7-3) :worship:

I think the commentator got Ivo's height a bit wrong :confused: he just said he was 2ft tall I think he meant 2m :p

alisia
10-06-2007, 08:23 AM
David breaks :eek: 2*-0 :worship:

He's just been compared to a rat up a drainpipe :eek:

alisia
10-06-2007, 08:52 AM
David wins 7-6 6-3 :bounce:

I loved the commentator he compared our boy to a ferret :eek:

I'm off to get a shower then I'm going shopping :ras:

LaTenista
10-06-2007, 01:35 PM
Sorry Ali I watched the last few games from bed. I've had 3 hours sleep and now I have to go to work. :help:

alisia
10-06-2007, 02:14 PM
Tennis Masters Cup Hopes Ferrer & Gasquet to Meet in Final

Top-seeded Spaniard David Ferrer (pictured) continued his stellar season by booking his place in the AIG Japan Open final after a 7-6(3), 6-3 victory over No. 7 seed Ivo Karlovic in 81 minutes.

Ferrer never faced a break point in the match and now has a 6-1 career record against Croatian players.

He will attempt to win his third ATP title of the year against No. 3 seed Richard Gasquet of France. They have not met for over three years.

The 25-year-old Ferrer, who is enjoying his fourth consecutive week at No. 8 in the South African Airways ATP Rankings, has collected titles at Auckland (d. Robredo) and Bastad (d. Almagro) in 2007.

With a 54-19 match record this year, the Valencia resident is in strong contention to qualify for Tennis Masters Cup Shanghai. He is currently No. 6 in the ATP 2007 Race.

WHAT THE PLAYERS SAID

Ferrer: "It was tough because he is the best server on the ATP circuit. In the second set he missed more first serves and I could break him. I try not to think too much about [qualifying for Tennis Masters Cup] Shanghai, but it is obviously a big step [towards it] that I reached the final in Tokyo."

Karlovic: "He was playing very well today and I think that physically he is the best of them all. I made a few too many mistakes today but it was a great tournment for me and reaching the 1,000 aces here it is such a big accomplishment. I know it was only Goran [Ivanisevic], [Andy] Roddick and [Pete] Sampras, so I am in great company."

sonia
10-06-2007, 06:59 PM
Good luck tomorrow!!! :bigclap:

alisia
10-06-2007, 07:45 PM
Oop for Sunday ~ another early morning for me :sad: I hope he appreciates the sacrifice I'm making :o

CENTRE

Matches start at 11:00 AM

Doubles Final
Frank Dancevic (CAN)/ Stephen Huss (AUS) vs Jordan Kerr (AUS)/ Robert Lindstedt (SWE)

Not before 12:00 PM

Singles Final
David Ferrer (ESP) vs Richard Gasquet (FRA)

Followed by

WTA Doubles Final
Chia-Jung Chuang (TPE)/ Vania King (USA) vs Tiantian Sun (CHN)/ Zi Yan (CHN)

FerrersLinda
10-06-2007, 10:30 PM
Oop for Sunday ~ another early morning for me :sad: I hope he appreciates the sacrifice I'm making :o

CENTRE

Matches start at 11:00 AM

Doubles Final
Frank Dancevic (CAN)/ Stephen Huss (AUS) vs Jordan Kerr (AUS)/ Robert Lindstedt (SWE)

Not before 12:00 PM

Singles Final
David Ferrer (ESP) vs Richard Gasquet (FRA)

Followed by

WTA Doubles Final
Chia-Jung Chuang (TPE)/ Vania King (USA) vs Tiantian Sun (CHN)/ Zi Yan (CHN)

Hopefully I'll be in a bar around that time. But if not, because my friends want to go home early, I'll be here screaming at the livescoreboard. Or I may be in bed.:bolt:

He has got you now Ali so I don't have to be all obsessed and stay up late.:p

alisia
10-06-2007, 10:49 PM
Hopefully I'll be in a bar around that time. But if not, because my friends want to go home early, I'll be here screaming at the livescoreboard. Or I may be in bed.:bolt:

He has got you now Ali so I don't have to be all obsessed and stay up late.:p

You're a fickle fan :p

FerrersLinda
10-06-2007, 10:54 PM
You're a fickle fan :p

:speakles:

Easy for you to say. You can actually see him. I have to make do with a scoreboard. Not exactly the same.:rolleyes:

RogiFan88
10-06-2007, 11:02 PM
Vamos, Ninja David, en la final!!!

LaTenista
10-07-2007, 04:41 AM
Am I the only one watching the match? :awww:

alisia
10-07-2007, 05:00 AM
Am I the only one watching the match? :awww:

Nope we are here :D I'm watching it in bed ;)

what a brill start by David 3*-0 up :eek:

RogiFan88
10-07-2007, 05:05 AM
Vamos, Ninja David!!!

alisia
10-07-2007, 05:11 AM
First set 6-1 :worship:

RogiFan88
10-07-2007, 05:11 AM
one down, one to go! ;)

LaTenista
10-07-2007, 05:16 AM
David is trying to make this match end quick :D

alisia
10-07-2007, 05:20 AM
I wish the commentator would stop going on about his bulging muscles :eek: it's far too early in the morning to be going on about such things :p

David breaks 2*-0 :worship:

alisia
10-07-2007, 05:23 AM
David is trying to make this match end quick :D

Lets hope so I plan on being back asleep by 6am :D

RogiFan88
10-07-2007, 05:24 AM
Vamos, David, just stay in that zone until you're holding up the winner's trophy!!! ;)

wish I could see this on TV...

LaTenista
10-07-2007, 05:26 AM
I've got it on TV, seriously David is playing flawlessly and Gasquet is pretty mediocre.

David is winning fast because he promised me I could go to bed soon. :p

LaTenista
10-07-2007, 05:26 AM
David at the net :hearts:

RogiFan88
10-07-2007, 05:28 AM
yep, I saw how well David was playing at the net in that dbles match in Montreal!

RogiFan88
10-07-2007, 05:29 AM
3-1

RogiFan88
10-07-2007, 05:31 AM
4-1!!!

LaTenista
10-07-2007, 05:31 AM
Gasquet got the board with a wicked bh winner and an ace. But David just held to love so I see this match ending in about 10 minutes.

alisia
10-07-2007, 05:32 AM
I've got it on TV, seriously David is playing flawlessly and Gasquet is pretty mediocre.

David is winning fast because he promised me I could go to bed soon. :p

I know he's being good to us :o Shame he didn't take the bp in the last game because he'd be 5-0 up instead of 4-1* :rolleyes:

I'm really liking the blue shirt :cool:

RogiFan88
10-07-2007, 05:32 AM
on TTC??

RogiFan88
10-07-2007, 05:33 AM
has David done the No Strings show on TTC?? they should ask him to do it...

LaTenista
10-07-2007, 05:34 AM
Yep, ESPN doesn't care about tennis. :mad: :o

LaTenista
10-07-2007, 05:35 AM
Not yet I don't think. :scratch:

He's done a bag check but that's only about 2 minutes long.

RogiFan88
10-07-2007, 05:36 AM
it sure doesn't... I hate to think what minimal coverage we'll get for Madrid, Paris and Shanghai... gets worse every year... why even bother??

David... score??

LaTenista
10-07-2007, 05:39 AM
5-2* 40-30

RogiFan88
10-07-2007, 05:39 AM
break him now, David, put him out of his misery!

LaTenista
10-07-2007, 05:40 AM
Deuce now!!

LaTenista
10-07-2007, 05:40 AM
MP as Gasquet hits into the net.

LaTenista
10-07-2007, 05:40 AM
Vammmmosssssss!!

LaTenista
10-07-2007, 05:41 AM
:woohoo: David wins on bh wide from Gasquet

RogiFan88
10-07-2007, 05:41 AM
Vamos, Ninja David!

LaTenista
10-07-2007, 05:42 AM
Runs to hug Javi :inlove:

RogiFan88
10-07-2007, 05:43 AM
62?

YES!!! I used the right avvy this week! I wanted David to win Tokyo -- hey, Rogi did him a favour w/drawing, getting David an invitation!! YAY!!!

When I saw how much David enjoyed being in Japan, I thought, he should win Tokyo since he appreciates being in another country!!

WELL DONE, NINJA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I can go to bed happy now... ;)

Domo arigato, David!

alisia
10-07-2007, 05:44 AM
David wins 6-1 6-2 in 50 mins :worship: They cut the live feed the minute they shook hands :sad: :mad:

good night :wavey:

RogiFan88
10-07-2007, 05:46 AM
how dare they... not showing the ceremony when the match was so short? what a ripoff... not nice at all...

David will surely make Shanghai!!! How exciting!!!!!

LaTenista
10-07-2007, 05:50 AM
:wavey: Night Ali.

FerrersLinda
10-07-2007, 06:13 AM
:wavey:

Wow, that was a really fast final.

:woohoo: for David though!!!

I♥PsY@Mus!c
10-07-2007, 08:30 AM
Even though Gasquet is tired,but David played very well.Lots of love games and aces (I mean he is not tall like Ivo,I didn't expect that much...) from him.Congrats! :D

sierra91
10-07-2007, 09:03 AM
MAZEL TOV DAVID ... WELL DONE!!!!

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee76/mrsari/77214920.jpg http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee76/mrsari/77214873.jpg

alisia
10-07-2007, 11:26 AM
:speakles:

Easy for you to say. You can actually see him. I have to make do with a scoreboard. Not exactly the same.:rolleyes:

You know I don't mean it :p I still don't understand why you can't see the bet365 feed :confused:

how dare they... not showing the ceremony when the match was so short? what a ripoff... not nice at all...

David will surely make Shanghai!!! How exciting!!!!!

We don't pay for the livestream :D They actually did put the awards ceremony on :worship:

This is from the Yahoo UK site

ATP Tour - Ferrer crushes Gasquet to take title

Spain's David Ferrer pummelled Frenchman Richard Gasquet 6-1 6-2 to win the Japan Open title.

The top seed, a late replacement for Roger Federer following the world number one's late pullout, totally dominated and needed just 52 minutes to wrap up his fifth career title.

Ferrer won $145,000 and became the first Spaniard since Manuel Orantes in 1977 to win the Tokyo title.

"There are so many great names on this trophy," a beaming Ferrer said. "Now it says 'Ferrer' on it. Maybe I'm the worst player on this trophy!"

Ferrer raced through the first set in 21 minutes, playing near-perfect tennis, sealing it with a ferocious backhand pass that fizzed past Gasquet's racquet.

A dejected Gasquet trudged back to his chair and the third seed fared little better in the second set despite encouragement from a Tokyo crowd keen to get their money's worth.

Ferrer, playing his first tournament since reaching the semi-finals of the U.S. Open, broke for 2-0 with a blistering forehand and never looked like losing his grip on the match.

The 25-year-old wrapped up his third title of 2007 on his first match point, ending Gasquet's bid for back-to-back titles after his victory in Mumbai last week.

"It's very special," said Ferrer. "Not because Federer won last year but because it's on a hardcourt. My surface is clay and this is only my second hardcourt title (after Auckland).

"To win in Tokyo is special because it's a big tournament -- bigger than Auckland."

Gasquet blamed fatigue for his sluggish performance and jokingly said he regretted not staying up until the early hours to watch France beat New Zealand at the rugby World Cup.

"I played 10 matches in two weeks -- it was a bit too much for me," said the Wimbledon semi-finalist. "I was feeling tired and it was just too difficult."

"I knew the rugby was on at the TV at 4 a.m. in my hotel but I had to sleep," he added with a sheepish grin. "If I had known I was going to lose 6-1 6-2 I would definitely have watched it."

alisia
10-07-2007, 11:34 AM
Ferrer Wins Japan Open to Boost Shanghai Hopes

David Ferrer strengthened his position at No. 6 in the ATP 2007 Race to Tennis Masters Cup Shanghai with a 6-1, 6-2 victory over No. 3 seed Richard Gasquet of France at the AIG Japan Open on Sunday.

The top-seeded Spaniard required just 52 minutes to wrap up his fifth career ATP title and third crown of 2007, following successes at Auckland (d. Robredo) and Bastad (d. Almagro).

The 25-year-old raced through the first set in 21 minutes and broke the Gasquet serve in the second and eighth games of the second set en route to 55th victory of the year. Ferrer improves to 5-3 lifetime in ATP finals.

Ferrer is the first Spaniard to win the Tokyo title since Manuel Orantes in 1977 (d. Warwick). He collected $145,000 in prize money.

The Valencia resident now has 424 points in the ATP 2007 Race to Shanghai. The top eight players at the end of the regular ATP season on November 4 will qualify for the circuit-ending Tennis Masters Cup, to be held November 12-20 in Shanghai, China.

Gasquet was hoping to win back-to-back ATP titles, having clinched his fifth career ATP title at Mumbai (d. O. Rochus) last week. The Frenchman also finished runner-up at Estoril (l. to Djokovic) in May.

The 21-year-old Gasquet is projected to rise to No. 9 in the ATP 2007 Race to Shanghai, when the new rankings are issued on Monday.

He has a 44-19 season record and is now 5-5 lifetime in ATP finals.

WHAT THE PLAYERS SAID

Ferrer: "This is very special, it is my second hard-court title after Auckland and Tokyo is such a big event. Richard was a little bit tired today and did not play as well as he could."

"It's great to be the first Spaniard to win here after Manuel Orantes (in 1975), it's been such a long time. Nice to see my name on the trophy next to some tennis stars."

"(Trying to qualify for Tennis Masters Cup Shanghai) gives me an extra motivation for the last few events to play this year. I know I am close but I have not qualified yet so I must concentrate on every match and keep winning."

Gasquet: "I was a bit tired after winning last week but (David) is playing really well and gave me no chance. I knew the start would be very important and he broke me right away which made it difficult for me."

"I know I have a chance to qualify for Shanghai and the next (ATP) Masters Series in Madrid and Paris will decide everything."

RogiFan88
10-07-2007, 04:12 PM
lovely pix of the worthy champion! so cool he's the first Spaniard to win Tokyo since Manolo Orantes!!! now he has three titles this year!! I love it that VALENCIA TENNIS RULES!

wonder what David is doing today?? guess he doesn't have time to do the full tea ceremony... :lol:

asukamura2003
10-07-2007, 04:40 PM
Hi!!

My name is asukamura and I am a Japanese Federer fan.
I want to say "Congratulations!!" for Ferrer.He played amaging games.Many Japanese tennis fans were so impressed and exicited.:worship:

"worst player?"
No,no.He deserved it.

Sorry for my poor English.
I am looking forward to watch his play in Shanghai.

sonia
10-07-2007, 07:36 PM
Congrats David!!!!!!! :worship: :bigclap:

FerrersLinda
10-07-2007, 09:02 PM
Thanks for the articles Ali.:worship:

Love it how he says he might be the worst tennisplayer to have won the tourney.:lol:

knight_ley
10-07-2007, 11:50 PM
I have been insanely busy this week... (I'm a surrogate mother to my six year old niece because my sister is currently in labor giving birth to another one)... but I just popped in to see how Tokyo turned out and if Pics was still in it... And to see he won it!!???!!!!!! :woohoo: Fantastic!!!!!!! :woohoo:

Carlita
10-08-2007, 09:44 AM
a bit late :lol: but, :bigclap: well done David!!

Sommarsverige
10-08-2007, 01:19 PM
Also a bit late, but a big :clap2: :clap2: to David for winning this great title in Tokio :bounce: :bounce:

I am so happy for him and now that Tommy has withdrawn from Stockholm, I will support David so much here (even if he plays a Swede in the first round ;) )

Nocko
10-08-2007, 04:46 PM
Hi guys,:wavey:
I 'm a Federer fan from Japan. I just want to say congratulations to Ferrer-fans.;)
I went to the stadium 3days in a low. I saw QF, SF, F. David was just amazing! He caught our minds.
I hope he will able to qualify to the Mastars cup in Shanghai.
Go David!:wavey: :wavey:

Yvonne35
10-11-2007, 06:07 AM
I just wanted also to say congrats to David for winning in Tokyo. I just think he is wonderful and well we have not as yet had too much opportunity to see him here in Australia, as in on the tv, so it was wonderful to see him in the later stages of the US Open, I got up so early to watch him.

I think his popularity will grow here in time though.

FerrersLinda
10-11-2007, 02:50 PM
Thanks everybody!

FerrersLinda
09-28-2008, 04:25 AM
In the spirit of revival: here's the thread for David's next tourney. Remember he's got a title to defend here. VAMOS!!!!:)

Luvyoyoma1954@co
09-28-2008, 03:00 PM
Ferrer, Roddick headline Japan Open


Agence France-Presse
First Posted 15:11:00 09/28/2008


TOKYO -- David Ferrer and Andy Roddick, who battled in the Davis Cup semi-finals this month, will have another chance for a showdown when they lead the field at this week's Japan Open.

The defending champion and top seed Ferrer defeated Roddick in four sets to lead Spain to a 4-1 victory over the United States in Madrid nine days ago.

The 26-year-old Spaniard has won two titles this season at Valencia and s-Hertogenbosch, but was bundled out of the US Open this month by unseeded Japanese teenager Kei Nishikori, who will play in Tokyo.

Ferrer will also be looking for redemption after being unceremoniously dumped out of the China Open in his first match last week, losing to little-known Dudi Sela of Israel in straight sets.

The Spaniard, who received a first-round bye along with the other top seeds, will take on either Jesse Levine of the United States or Viktor Troicki of Serbia in the second round.

Ferrer was drawn in the same half with fourth seed Richard Gasquet of France, whom Ferrer defeated 6-1, 6-2 in last year's final here, fifth seed Juan Martin Del Potro of Argentina, and eighth seed Mikhail Youzhny of Russia.

The 19-year-old Del Potro claimed four consecutive titles at Stuttgart, Kitzbuhel, Los Angeles and Washington before losing to Britain's Andy Murray in the US Open quarter-finals.

Second seed Roddick, the winner at San Jose and Dubai this season, will play the winner between Ivo Minar of the Czech Republic and Mischa Zverev of Germany in the second round. He was to play Sela in Sunday's final in Beijing.

In the bottom half with Roddick were third seed Fernando Gonzalez of Chile, sixth seed Tommy Robredo of Spain, seventh seed Jo-Wilfried Tsonga of France and ninth seed Tomas Berdych of the Czech Republic.

Tsonga was to play world number three Novak Djokovic in the final of the Thailand Open on Sunday -- a repeat of this year's Australian Open final won by the Serb.

FerrersLinda
09-28-2008, 03:16 PM
Le Main Draw :)
[1] David Ferrer (ESP) bye
Jesse Levine (USA) - Viktor Troicki (SRB)
[WC] Yuichi Sugita (JPN) - [WC] Takao Suzuki (JPN)
[15] Simone Bolelli (ITA) bye

[11] Jarkko Nieminen (FIN) bye
Qualifier - Qualifier
Dudi Sela (ISR) - Bjorn Phau (GER)
[5] Juan-Martin Del Potro (ARG) bye

[4] Richard Gasquet (FRA) bye
Qualifier - Donald Young (USA)
Kei Nishikori (JPN) - Robert Kendrick (USA)
[16] Guillermo Garcia-Lopez (ESP) bye

[12] Rainer Schuettler (GER) bye
[WC] Satoshi Iwabuchi (JPN) - Hyung-Taik Lee (KOR)
Flavio Cipolla (ITA) - Ivan Navarro-Pastor (ESP)
[8] Mikhail Youzhny (RUS) bye

[6] Tommy Robredo (ESP) bye
Joseph Sirianni (AUS) - Qualifier
Roko Karanusic (CRO) - Qualifier
[9] Tomas Berdych (CZE) bye

[13] Samuel Querrey (USA) bye
Go Soeda (JPN) - Amer Delic (USA)
Yen-Hsun Lu (TPE) - Qualifier
[3] Fernando Gonzalez (CHI) bye

[7] Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA) bye
Bobby Reynolds (USA) - [WC] Tatsuma Ito (JPN)
Wayne Odesnik (USA) - Kevin Kim (USA)
[10] Gael Monfils (FRA) bye

[14] Jurgen Melzer (AUT) bye
Simon Stadler (GER) - Philipp Petzschner (GER)
Ivo Minar (CZE) - Mihail Zverev (GER)
[2] Andy Roddick (USA) bye

RogiFan88
10-01-2008, 04:12 AM
Vamos, David, en Tokio!!!

Time to try and defend your title from your fantastic run last year! ;)

Luvyoyoma1954@co
10-01-2008, 05:29 AM
David Ferrer looks to right his season in Tokyo

10/1/08 4:09 AM | Cheryl Murray
Number one seed David Ferrer attempts to regain his form after a series of recent and disappointing losses.

David Ferrer is ranked number five in the world at the moment, but his results of late do not reflect this ranking. Since making the semi-finals in Bastad in early July, Ferrer has failed to progress past the third round of any tournament. He crashed out of the third round of the US Open to Kei Nishikori. His entire summer hardcourt series was similarly disappointing. His fall has not picked up either. He had a strange loss just last week to Dudi Sela in the second round in Beijing.

Ferrer’s opponent is the American lefty Jesse Levine. The American had a convincing win in the first round over Thai qualifier Danai Udomchoke. The two men have never met before. Ordinarily, Ferrer would be the obvious pick to win the match, but his unsteady play of late means that Levine has a good shot at scoring a win over a top ten player.

This could well be the first big upset of the tournament.

Snoo Foo
10-01-2008, 06:41 AM
:woohoo: Ferru def. Levine 6-4 4-6 6-1 :woohoo:

Jillian
10-01-2008, 06:51 AM
Congratulations Ferru.............. :):):)

alisia
10-01-2008, 12:32 PM
He won a match at last :worship:

Defending champion David Ferrer recovered from a second set lapse against Jesse Levine to book his place in the third round of the Japan Open.

The Spanish world number five, chasing a berth at the ATP Tennis Masters Cup in Shanghai, was not at his very best against his left-handed American opponent, but found his form in time to secure a 6-4 4-6 6-1 victory.

Ferrer closed out a tight first set when he chased down a drop-shot and ripped a cross-court forehand past his rival.

But he took his foot off the accelerator at the start of the second allowing Levine to snatch an early break.

It was an advantage the world number 101 held on to as he served out for the set with a big delivery down the middle.

However, Ferrer came on strong in the final set with a series of heavy, accurate groundstrokes overpowering Levine.

Indeed, the Spaniard sealed his passage with an ace and will now have his eyes set on a second straight title in Tokyo.

"I don't care about Shanghai now," insisted Ferrer after match. "I'm just focusing on this tournament.

"I have three more tournaments before Shanghai. It's another week. What is important for me is to play well and take more confidence with me."

Luvyoyoma1954@co
10-01-2008, 04:47 PM
One down and another win to go!!!!

Congratulation david.

Win again this year. You deserve it.

Just a pic I like. :)

FerrersLinda
10-01-2008, 06:18 PM
Never in doubt.:)

alisia
10-02-2008, 10:33 AM
He won again :speakles: he beat Suzuki 4-6 6-3 6-2 :banana: however Delpo is next up :help:

FerrersLinda
10-02-2008, 01:59 PM
:clap:

I wish I could see that match against Delpo. Should be good. It will be a hard one to win. Go David!!!

RogiFan88
10-02-2008, 05:47 PM
tough match coming up but DelPo has to be getting un poco cansado by now!

VAMOS, DAVID!!

Jillian
10-02-2008, 06:42 PM
It certainly is gonna be a tough match for David at the moment, but lets have faith in him to pull it out................... :):):)

FerrersLinda
10-03-2008, 06:57 AM
He lost 6-1, 7-5:awww:

But I'm happy Juan is through though.:shrug:

Sommarsverige
10-03-2008, 03:21 PM
Sad Ferru lost :sad: :sad:

But hopefully he will do much better in Madrid :worship:

alisia
10-01-2011, 01:56 PM
David is playing in Tokyo this year instead of Beijing :)He should make the 1/4 final :p

[1]Nadal v Soeda
Raonic v Sugita
Haase v Giraldo
Tursunov v [6]Tipsarevic

[4]Fish v Qualifier
Gulbis v Kubot
Ito v Qualifier
Tomic v [5]Troicki

[7]Stepanek v Devvarman
Qualifier v Garcia-Lopez
Qualifier v Andujar
Nishikori v [3]Ferrer

[8]Monaco v Dodig
Nalbandian v Rosol
Nieminen v Bogomolov Jr.
Baghdatis v [2]Murray

Edda
10-02-2011, 01:23 AM
Good luck, Ferru!

iramlatif
10-06-2011, 04:26 PM
http://spainsdaviscup.files.wordpress.com/2011/10/df1.jpg

He is next up in QF against Radek Steppanek. And he also won his 1st doubles match with Marc! He's on a roll! :) and i am just delighted for him! Hope u all are having a splendid week.

Edda
10-07-2011, 12:40 AM
Congratulations, Ferru! Good luck in your next match against Stepanek!

Vamos, Armada! Ferru, Juanqui and Rafa won their matches in Asia!

Edda
10-07-2011, 12:41 AM
Good luck in doubles with Marc, too! Vamos, Ferru!

pinkkiwi72
10-08-2011, 12:13 AM
:wavey: Best of luck for David F. against Andy Murray, he needs the points to qualify for London finals, and it would be good for David to have another final against Nadal, and this time win!

Edda
10-08-2011, 01:38 AM
Congratulations, David! Good luck against Murray! I would love to see David and Rafa in the final together. Vamos, Armada!