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Rosmalen final: Ferrer def. Gicquel 6-4 6-2

Bilbo
06-21-2008, 03:00 PM
to win first spanish title on grass since 1 week :yeah: expectively easy straight sets win for the best return player in the world. he neutralized gicquel's game.

scoobs
06-21-2008, 03:02 PM
Nicely done Ferru!

Winning a title on grass must be very satisfying for him.

dijus
06-21-2008, 03:08 PM
congrats Ferru :yeah:

RogiRafaFan86
06-21-2008, 03:13 PM
Way to go Ferru! Man...30+ years without a Spaniard winning a title on grass, and then all of a sudden they get 2 in 2 straight weeks. Granted, it was decidedly less difficult than the circumstances of Rafa's title, but that matters not. I hope Pics can carry this through to Wimbledon.

iriraz
06-21-2008, 03:13 PM
Nothing against Ferrer but Queens or Halle are more significant tourneys then what is happening this week at Hertogenbosch or Nottingham.
Ferrer should have tried to play with contenders last week

gusman890
06-21-2008, 03:16 PM
He still won on grass. Nice win David :)

Mansave_75
06-21-2008, 03:29 PM
Congrats David!!! Finally you have title on all surfaces. :)
Go Ferru!!!!

Kolya
06-21-2008, 03:32 PM
Gicquel :(

Alvarillo
06-21-2008, 03:50 PM
DvD :lol: :worship:

Spain rocks on grass :haha:

Monteque
06-21-2008, 04:00 PM
congrats ferrer.
good prep for wimby:worship:

*snowflake*
06-21-2008, 04:04 PM
:woohoo:

Pics is simply the greatest!

GlennMirnyi
06-21-2008, 04:24 PM
Grass tennis has become pathetic.

Johnny Groove
06-21-2008, 04:26 PM
Grass tennis has become pathetic.

:hug:

Deivid23
06-21-2008, 04:59 PM
Torito :worship:

Jelena
06-21-2008, 05:04 PM
Grass tennis has become pathetic.
I agree. I happy for David he won though. :)

:secret: But grass tennis isn't anymore the grass tennis I like.

Black Adam
06-21-2008, 05:06 PM
Ferrer winning a grasscourt title is bad no matter how you put it. Very Bad.

ReturnWinner
06-21-2008, 05:16 PM
Ferrer winning a grasscourt title is bad no matter how you put it. Very Bad.

why? i am sure he'd beat Roddick on grass too.

Fergie
06-21-2008, 05:28 PM
Congrats David! :yeah:

finishingmove
06-21-2008, 05:44 PM
ferrer was playing aggressive in the semifinal , thats the only match i caught , but it seems he deserved this title.

Boarder35m
06-21-2008, 05:48 PM
I agree. I happy for David he won though. :)

:secret: But grass tennis isn't anymore the grass tennis I like.

I completely agree that grass tennis has changed, but I prefer the new style to the old one.

In Germany there is a commercial with Boris Beckers first win in Wimbledon and it is just so fast, that you canīt see the ball. Often a game took about 2 minutes or less.
I donīt think that that way of playing is more enjoyable.

I prefer a match in which two players have chances to fight - firing one ace after the other or playing serve and volley after every good 1st serve surely is briliant (you have to be a good sportsman/woman), but not nice to watch.

FedFan_2007
06-21-2008, 05:51 PM
When Pics can be winning grass titles, you know it's the first sign of the apocalypse. Now if Nadal wins the US Open, then it's time to commit mass suicide.

LinkMage
06-21-2008, 05:57 PM
Grass tennis has become pathetic.



Agreed. Grass courts playing slow, getting rid of carpet courts (there are less tournaments on carpet every year). Tennis is becoming a game for grinders and moonballers. Disgusting.

cobalt60
06-21-2008, 05:58 PM
:banana:

seljanin
06-21-2008, 06:25 PM
I completely agree that grass tennis has changed, but I prefer the new style to the old one.

In Germany there is a commercial with Boris Beckers first win in Wimbledon and it is just so fast, that you canīt see the ball. Often a game took about 2 minutes or less.
I donīt think that that way of playing is more enjoyable.

I prefer a match in which two players have chances to fight - firing one ace after the other or playing serve and volley after every good 1st serve surely is briliant (you have to be a good sportsman/woman), but not nice to watch.

Well, it's your opinion, but there are many people who find S&V more enjoyable, me included.

Besides we already have 10 months of grinding on all possible surfaces, and there are only 5 weeks of grass tennis, and I don't find anything good in the fact that grass battles are also mainly fought from baseline nowadays. That's just not pleasing to watch, IMO :shrug: When I watch lawn tennis, I wanna see ace fests, slice approaches, chip&charge, S&V and net rushing. Speaking about chip&charge, I've almost forgotten how it looks on the tennis court, almost nobody uses it anymore :(

Jelena
06-21-2008, 06:59 PM
I completely agree that grass tennis has changed, but I prefer the new style to the old one.

In Germany there is a commercial with Boris Beckers first win in Wimbledon and it is just so fast, that you canīt see the ball. Often a game took about 2 minutes or less.
I donīt think that that way of playing is more enjoyable.

I prefer a match in which two players have chances to fight - firing one ace after the other or playing serve and volley after every good 1st serve surely is briliant (you have to be a good sportsman/woman), but not nice to watch.
For me the classical grass court tennis is Becker-Edberg. Yes, the games were only 2 or 3 minutes long, but still I like (for grass courts) S&V much more. I can't help myself. :shrug:

Stgobaiano
06-21-2008, 07:22 PM
Grass tennis has become pathetic.

Cuak.

Congrats Ferru what a warrior

Jillian
06-21-2008, 07:32 PM
Congratulations Ferru !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

zicofirol
06-21-2008, 07:33 PM
Grass tennis has become pathetic.

i know, and I think its partly the players fault who have no clue how to play on it... how can a moonballer like ferrer win any grass tournament... pathetic...

tangerine_dream
06-21-2008, 09:07 PM
Congrats to Daveed. The 6-day grass title drought for the Spaniards is finally over.

raven gypsy
06-21-2008, 09:16 PM
Congrats to Daveed. The 6-day grass title drought for the Spaniards is finally over.

:lol:

Awesome for David, nice to see that he's playing not too shabbily this week.

Of course, Verdasco blew the potential Spanairds on grass hat trick..

C'est la vie.

Mateya
06-21-2008, 09:21 PM
Now it's Rafzilla's turn to win the next grass tournament.

:tape:

Scotso
06-21-2008, 10:00 PM
David :rocker2:

connectolove
06-21-2008, 10:03 PM
Congrats to PICS! Keep improving on every surface.

fast_clay
06-21-2008, 10:53 PM
For me the classical grass court tennis is Becker-Edberg. Yes, the games were only 2 or 3 minutes long, but still I like (for grass courts) S&V much more. I can't help myself. :shrug:

i hear you...

there is something gladiatorial about two heavily attacking players going head to head...

now, attack is not the best defense and most players have time to let other come to them... when, during edberg vs becker, if you hesitated a fraction of a second, your chance was missed...

i like the claycourt style... and the s & v style much more... but, i havent seen such contrasts in styles like i remember in the late 80's early 90's...

styles make fights...

Jelena
06-21-2008, 10:56 PM
i hear you...

there is something gladiatorial about two heavily attacking players going head to head...

now, attack is not the best defense and most players have time to let other come to them... when, during edberg vs becker, if you hesitated a fraction of a second, your chance was missed...

i like the claycourt style... and the s & v style much more... but, i havent seen such contrasts in styles like i remember in the late 80's early 90's...

styles make fights...
and as I said I mean this 100% S&V-style for grass courts. On other surfaces I can watch baseline tennis without problems.

fast_clay
06-21-2008, 11:32 PM
despite the above post... i saw ferrer at rotterdam this year, and, he handles himself well on faster surafces... well done to him...

fast_clay
06-21-2008, 11:38 PM
and as I said I mean this 100% S&V-style for grass courts. On other surfaces I can watch baseline tennis without problems.

serve volley first and second serve takes years to develop... i know the story of pat rafter where he wasn't a tall kid right thru the juniors... yet, was still encouraged to come forward despite the loss that would seem inevitable...

here lay the deeper knowledge of what it takes... they trusted that one day it would pay off, and, a late growth spurt saw it pay off...

as a coach i know the pressures on kids today for a win comes way too early... this kind of goes against the mentality needed to embrace and develop a proper serve volley style...

thats big money tho...

sooner or later tho jelena, it is my belief that someone will start to bring the serve volley back with devestating effect...

because soon... it will be forgotten...

Sommarsverige
06-21-2008, 11:42 PM
Big congrats to Ferru :yeah: :hug:

ReturnWinner
06-21-2008, 11:45 PM
12 aces for Ferrer , it must be his personal record for a two set match and likely for a three ,four and five :o.

LaTenista
06-22-2008, 12:09 AM
:woohoo:

I wonder if his odds for Wimbledon are now 5th favorite (behind Fed, Rafa, Djokovic, and Roddick) :p

LemonYellow
06-22-2008, 12:31 AM
12 aces for Ferrer , it must be his personal record for a two set match and likely for a three ,four and five .

Plus he was only broken once the entire tournament. Those are certainly not typical Ferrer service stats.

ASP0315
06-22-2008, 12:38 AM
congrats for ferrer on winning his first title.

12 aces for Ferrer , it must be his personal record for a two set match and likely for a three ,four and five :o.

yes. But Gicquel played terribly though.

ChinoRios4Ever
06-22-2008, 03:02 AM
this Pics is good :yeah:

Neely
06-22-2008, 03:09 PM
Funny stuff somehow that there was no Spanish title on grass for a long time until Nadal changed this fact and now only one week later Ferrer wins one, too :lol:


Ferrer twice had more aces, once 21 http://www.atptennis.com/5/en/players/playerprofiles/popMatchStats.asp?sd=Singles&trnnum=425&trnyear=2006&rnd=3&plyr=F401 and 16 http://www.atptennis.com/5/en/players/playerprofiles/popMatchStats.asp?sd=Singles&trnnum=540&trnyear=2004&rnd=1&plyr=F401

Monteque
06-22-2008, 07:17 PM
Im scared spanish will own the greens in the future.:mad:

dam0dred
06-22-2008, 09:00 PM
What a joke of a tournament.

Neely
06-23-2008, 12:16 AM
Im scared spanish will own the greens in the future.:mad:
Nadal really spurred them on :p So long time no Spanish ATP winner on grass and then Ferrer only one week later and ALMOST Verdasco, too!