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Mahut beats Ferrero 5-7 6-4 7-6

Jaap
02-13-2008, 09:47 PM
Expected one.

Voo de Mar
02-13-2008, 09:47 PM
:bigclap:

Mahut saved mini-match point at 3:4 (30-40) in the 3rd set with forehand dropshot :D Then Ferrero was twice two points away from victory in the 10th and 12th game.

Adler
02-13-2008, 09:47 PM
Well, so much for Ferrero's "comeback"

Jaap
02-13-2008, 09:48 PM
Mahut was always going to be a dangerous match for Ferrero on a fast indoor court.

Nice one, Nico.

Lleyton_
02-13-2008, 09:48 PM
Expected one.

:sad:

sdtoot
02-13-2008, 09:48 PM
Ferrero went AWOL in the tie-break.

scarecrows
02-13-2008, 09:50 PM
dedicated to Mug Religion

Tnn74
02-13-2008, 09:50 PM
crap :awww:

Deivid23
02-13-2008, 09:50 PM
Well, so much for Ferrero's "comeback"

His deluded fans can still keep waiting for this. It will never happen

Adler
02-13-2008, 09:50 PM
dedicated to Mug Religion
Couldn't agree more

Jimnik
02-13-2008, 09:52 PM
Quite a poor match really. But credit to Mahut for really stepping it up in that final set TB. JCF played two shocking service games at the start of the 2nd and 3rd sets, which ultimately cost him the match.

Sunset of Age
02-13-2008, 09:52 PM
Awesome playing by Mahut! :hatoff:

I've been impressed with his game ever since Queens 2007 (yeah, I admit I might have been a bit of a bandwagonner at that time as I had never seen him play before... :p) - but here he showed his true quality yet again.

Lovely, very aggressive playing style - coming to the net whenever possible (and when NOT, too ;)), great serve-volleying, and his drop-volleys (when his game is on) are just fantastic. Great serve, too - 15 aces, did I count that right?

Juanqui (:hug:) - just too passive, reluctant today. Ah well. I hope he's been having a great birthday party yesterday, and I'm sure he'll be back soon.

Thanks gentlemen for a very tight and entertaining match! :worship:

Voo de Mar
02-13-2008, 09:53 PM
Mahut has a "wooden technique" (especially from the baseline) but credit to him because of attacking style; he was at the net after almost each first serve, many serve-and-volley play after 2nd serve as well :yeah:

jonny84
02-13-2008, 09:55 PM
:bigclap: Mahut.

Sunset of Age
02-13-2008, 09:55 PM
Mahut has a "wooden technique" (especially from the baseline) but credit to him because of attacking style; he was at the net after amost every first serve, many serve-and-volley play after 2nd serve as well :yeah:

Mahut's aggressive style of playing is exactly why I like to watch him so much. He might not be the most talented in terms of 'true' technique, but he at least has the guts to come up to the net and take his chances when they are there. :yeah:

Voo de Mar
02-13-2008, 10:00 PM
Mahut's aggressive style of playing is exactly why I like to watch him so much. He might not be the most talented in terms of 'true' technique, but he at least has the guts to come up to the net and take his chances when they are there. :yeah:

It's especially worthy against such a player like Ferrero who plays passing-shots very well.

According to my stats after this loss, Ferrero is 6-9 in matches "two points away from a win" ;)

Caio_Brasil
02-13-2008, 10:01 PM
Awesome playing by Mahut! :hatoff:

I've been impressed with his game ever since Queens 2007 (yeah, I admit I might have been a bit of a bandwagonner at that time as I had never seen him play before... :p) - but here he showed his true quality yet again.

Lovely, very aggressive playing style - coming to the net whenever possible (and when NOT, too ;)), great serve-volleying, and his drop-volleys (when his game is on) are just fantastic. Great serve, too - 15 aces, did I count that right?

Juanqui (:hug:) - just too passive, reluctant today. Ah well. I hope he's been having a great birthday party yesterday, and I'm sure he'll be back soon.

Thanks gentlemen for a very tight and entertaining match! :worship:

me too :yeah: sad he couldn't defeat Roddick in that final :rolleyes:

Juanqui :sad:

*julie*
02-13-2008, 10:05 PM
According to my stats after this loss, Ferrero is 6-9 in matches "two points away from a win" ;)

And he won one point more than Mahut.
Well done Nico. :)

Puschkin
02-13-2008, 10:08 PM
And he won one point more than Mahut.

:sad::sad:

stebs
02-13-2008, 10:11 PM
His deluded fans can still keep waiting for this. It will never happen

He can be good again but not great again. Top 20 consistently is possible. This is not a mug loss anyway, Mahut can play well at times and indoors suits him.

*bunny*
02-13-2008, 10:18 PM
:sad:
The third set was very close and could go either way. Shame JC couldn't convert the break point in the eighth game but props to Mahut for hanging on. By the time the TB began, the Frenchman was really pumped up, helped by the home crowd. JC's FH was a bit inconsistent, which means it wasn't his day. O well...

Better luck Juan Carlos in Rotterdam! :hug: :yeah:

Nathaliia
02-13-2008, 10:26 PM
I hope that some people now see what I meant saying Mahut was in a great shape when losing to a Polish debuting junior and that the spoken loss was at least dodgy.

Anyway, he "gave the money back" to the gamblers who waited until he took a serious match on the ATP level ;). Well done Nico.

Dimonator133
02-13-2008, 10:28 PM
damn Juan:(


but that's awesome for Mahoo:hatoff:

Henry Chinaski
02-13-2008, 10:42 PM
I watched the first set and a bit of this but could take no more of that godawful fucking betfair commentator

marcelwks
02-13-2008, 10:43 PM
tiebreak -> http://pl.youtube.com/watch?v=fCBWhzj6QmQ

RogerFan82
02-14-2008, 01:08 AM
Ever since I saw Mahut playing Roddick at Queens last year, I've become his fan. love his volleying skills. Hope he plays a bit more consistently this year and finishes the year in the top 20.

Albop
02-14-2008, 01:11 AM
dedicated to Mug Religion

I'm with you ;)

dada_nt
02-14-2008, 02:01 AM
tiebreak -> http://pl.youtube.com/watch?v=fCBWhzj6QmQ

That's nice of you, marcelwks. Thank youuu! :worship:

I didn't have a chance to see Nico's match but really happy to see this result. I love watching him play because there'll always be something special. Allez Nico! :)

Ferrero Forever
02-14-2008, 03:16 AM
Bloody hell!

VolandriFan
02-14-2008, 04:09 AM
My initial reaction to this loss was "yuck".

wenty
02-14-2008, 04:38 AM
Great work Mahut! :banana:

Ferrero Forever
02-14-2008, 05:00 AM
My initial reaction to this loss was "yuck".

Tell me about it. I had myself 99% convinced that he would win this match. These are the hardest losses to deal with. As I said in the JC forum, I just hope this unexpected loss won't harm his confidence too much.

How I can't stand Mahut!

VolandriFan
02-14-2008, 05:20 AM
Tell me about it. I had myself 99% convinced that he would win this match. These are the hardest losses to deal with. As I said in the JC forum, I just hope this unexpected loss won't harm his confidence too much.

How I can't stand Mahut!

It was impossible for us to prepare for this loss. I was already looking ahead to his next match, so this is a shock to the system. But I don't think JC will ever be a huge favourite in many matches anymore. That is a good thing in a way, every win is exciting for us and one day he's going to produce another thrilling run somewhere. I'm not willing to accept that he won't do anything else in his career. Great things are still ahead.

I quite like Nico (nowhere even close to how much I love JC obviously), everyone who's met him has only had nice words to say about him. Apparently he's one of the kindest players.

Bilbo
02-14-2008, 06:28 AM
Expected one.

not really. usually mahut is not the type of player to fight back especially against one of the best baseliners in the world.

if it was expected i would have had a bet on mahut.

Adler
02-14-2008, 06:59 AM
not really. usually mahut is not the type of player to fight back especially against one of the best baseliners in the world
Was this post written in 2003? He's far from being one of the best. Sure, he's still got some experience that helps him go far in some tournaments like last year, but calling him one of the best baseliners is a little much

Bilbo
02-14-2008, 07:03 AM
Was this post written in 2003? He's far from being one of the best. Sure, he's still got some experience that helps him go far in some tournaments like last year, but calling him one of the best baseliners is a little much

best means top50 to me. still better than mahut who's all serve imo.

Adler
02-14-2008, 07:07 AM
OK, got it. Still, I think he played this match badly. He was breezing through his service games in the 1st set, and then at 5:4 something just collapsed. He still squandered to win the set, but after that it was just mug game with some nice forehand and volley winners by Mahut. Deserved win for the Frenchman, although I barely could watch it in the decisive set

Minotaur
02-14-2008, 07:09 AM
Ferrero has got no killer instinct. He played like he is in exhibition match on important points.

It happened before, it happened again.

Mahut was focused and looked like he wanted to win more. And he won.

That's all about it.

LeChuck
02-14-2008, 07:49 AM
It's a pity that JCF lost, and hopefully he can he bounce back with a good showing at Rotterdam next week.
Lizard Lips has the tools to be a dangerous player indoors, so this result isn't really a huge upset.

Jaap
02-14-2008, 08:37 AM
not really. usually mahut is not the type of player to fight back especially against one of the best baseliners in the world.

if it was expected i would have had a bet on mahut.

Well I bet on Mahut so it was expected from me. ;)

HeretiC
02-14-2008, 08:38 AM
Quite unusual match, deserved win for Nico, great serve good net play, but I can't shake the feeling that JFC just wasn't trying too much. He didn't look focused at all.

musefanatic
02-14-2008, 09:14 AM
Oh Juanqui :sad: He did so well at the Aussie Open and he's let himself down here :sad: Mahut is a good player though but still, he shouldn't be losing to people who are 50 places below him :(

Renaud
02-14-2008, 09:20 AM
Oh Juanqui :sad: He did so well at the Aussie Open and he's let himself down here :sad: Mahut is a good player though but still, he shouldn't be losing to people who are 50 places below him :(

:confused:

Ferrero Forever
02-14-2008, 09:20 AM
Oh Juanqui :sad: He did so well at the Aussie Open and he's let himself down here :sad: Mahut is a good player though but still, he shouldn't be losing to people who are 50 places below him :(

It's part of the Ferrero rollercoaster. He beats the lowly ranked guys, he loses to them at the next tournament, then he'll go and lose to the top 10, only to beat a whole heap of them at the next tournament. And throughout everything you still support him because you know things will improve. This is just one match, mabye Ferrero didn't want it as much as Mahut did. I mean, of course Mahut would want to win in front of his home crowd so much. With Ferrero sometimes you can tell as soon as he walks out on court whether he's gonna kick ass or crumble. But regardless, you know he's not gonna disappear, and still remain hopeful for the future.

LefandePatty
02-14-2008, 09:23 AM
Nico. :bowdown:

But Jc. :awww: :hug: