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Rogers Cup R3: (10) Richard Gasquet beats (5) David Ferrer 6-3 6-3

lalit
07-25-2008, 03:12 AM
allez first time ever

federernadalfan
07-25-2008, 03:12 AM
good job gasquet, he was stronger in the rallies than ferrer. Well done.

groundstroke
07-25-2008, 03:13 AM
Gasquet played well while Ferrer was just a little short. The last point was amazing.

Lee
07-25-2008, 03:13 AM
That last point is absolutely fantastic!

Acer
07-25-2008, 03:14 AM
Absolutely amazing match point. Well done Richard!

tennizen
07-25-2008, 03:14 AM
That was one hell of a match point! Ferrer looked out of sorts but Gasquet played pretty well through out. Always looked like he was going to win this one.

kalisita
07-25-2008, 03:14 AM
What a great finish! :worship: Please, please show up tomorrow Richie and at least make it competitive with Nadal! Good job in first win over Ferrer BTW.

Snoo Foo
07-25-2008, 03:14 AM
double bageled

:sad: :confused:

groundstroke
07-25-2008, 03:15 AM
Stunning match point, Gasquet has, surprisingly, amazing agility. He, Murray, Nadal and Djokovic are very athletic.

oranges
07-25-2008, 03:15 AM
Very, very nice. Keep it up Richie :yeah:

Match point :worship:

TheBoiledEgg
07-25-2008, 03:16 AM
Gasquet :banana:

everyone knew Gimp was gonna lose this one. Nadal told him to get out of my way.

now instead of a battler he faces a wuss.

The Freak
07-25-2008, 03:16 AM
I've never seen Gasquet striking the forehand so well :eek:
Last point :bowdown:

HNCS
07-25-2008, 03:16 AM
YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY

amazing!!! Win this title for me Richie!! this is like the best news i've heard in a LOOOONG while....

HoistDaColors
07-25-2008, 03:16 AM
what's wrong with ferrer's knee? I didn't see the middle part of the match. was he injured during the match?

the last point was indeed amazing.

habibko
07-25-2008, 03:17 AM
Gasquet for winning that match point :worship: that alone should award him the match :o

MIMIC
07-25-2008, 03:17 AM
This was an incredible match. So many intense rallies.

ChrisDoesDallas
07-25-2008, 03:17 AM
match point :worship: :worship: :worship:

I haven't been this pumped about a men's match in ages. Ages ages ages.

My favorite finally has a good result this year. :sobbing: I am so happy. He played some great points. He played overall an average match, groundstrokes still look like shit, but he was going for the right shots even if not executing them more often than not. Glad his volleys, finesse, and serve worked.

Great great win. :)

2moretogo
07-25-2008, 03:17 AM
Match point was fantastic! Too much from Gasquet tonight.

Svetlana.
07-25-2008, 03:17 AM
The last point was great :)

JolánGagó
07-25-2008, 03:18 AM
Well, Pics didn't have his best day and on top got injured in the second set. Gasquet was inspired, have to say, played amazingly from all angles and was lucky every time with the net. Best last point on the tournament.

Congrats to Gasquet, he should enjoy the night as tomorrow will be thouroughly destroyed.

ChrisDoesDallas
07-25-2008, 03:18 AM
Why was shot of the day anything other than that match point? TTC. Get it together. :rolleyes:

Vlad1980
07-25-2008, 03:18 AM
Richard took it to Ferrer and prevailed.

When he is in this form, there are very few players who can beat him and Ferrer is not one of them.

:):)

Lucinda
07-25-2008, 03:18 AM
Gasquet looked great. The winner/unforced error ratio for this match was pretty telling... 14/26 for Ferrer and 28/18 for Gasquet.

GlennMirnyi
07-25-2008, 03:19 AM
Lucky Gasquet.

Puschkin
07-25-2008, 03:21 AM
:woohoo: Well done, Richard to defeat one of your demons. Great variation throughout and no wobbling whatsoever. Matchpoint was a trademark. :worship:

Vlad1980
07-25-2008, 03:23 AM
Keep it up Richard!! :worship::worship:

rofe
07-25-2008, 03:24 AM
Nice controlled aggression from Ritchie against a very solid player. That is what I like to see. I just wish he would keep it up over a few matches. Toronto has been good to him with a finals appearance.

bad gambler
07-25-2008, 03:27 AM
mp was brilliant

Well done Richie

Schu
07-25-2008, 03:31 AM
:bounce::bounce::bounce:

Who is this Gasquet! Mentally tough and focused and too hot!

I LOVE IT!! Now keep it up for more than a match.

What a mp - too bad tennis channel didn't think so.

Rumour
07-25-2008, 03:31 AM
A very good match despite the lopsided score and late start :yeah: Very pleased for Gasquet :D despite him going up against another fave of mine in Ferrer :hug: The Frenchman started off solidly on serve and stayed focused throughout, even digging out of an early 0-40 hole right after breaking his opponent.

Pics picked up his level after a shaky start but it was his errors that made the difference and ultimately cost him the match - plus tweaking his left knee early in the second set during his service game, which he managed to hold but required a medical timeout right after.

Gasquet easily held his own serve after the break and it looked like Ferrer would do the same - think he was up 40-15 - but, although he seemed reasonably fine physically, the injury seemed to disrupt any momentum he may have built and he was broken in that game and the final one on, as has been mentioned already, an amazing match point :worship:

Clay Death
07-25-2008, 03:38 AM
Well, Pics didn't have his best day and on top got injured in the second set. Gasquet was inspired, have to say, played amazingly from all angles and was lucky every time with the net. Best last point on the tournament.

Congrats to Gasquet, he should enjoy the night as tomorrow will be thouroughly destroyed.

thats right. even a tired, worn out Clay Monster has enough gears if he must need them to gun down Gasquet in cold blood.

i didnt like what i saw from Nadal today but he still wont allow Gasquet to push him around. them days are long gone.

Merton
07-25-2008, 03:45 AM
Well done for Richard and a brilliant backhand on match point. I hope the knee is nothing serious for Ferrer, his movement looked off today.

guy in sf
07-25-2008, 03:49 AM
what's wrong with ferrer's knee? I didn't see the middle part of the match. was he injured during the match?

the last point was indeed amazing.

Ferrer was not injured for the entire match. Something happened to his knee at 4-6 1-1. He took a medical time out and continued to be but it didn't look like it was that serious of an injury. Ferrer did make quite a few errors today and it was evident at the beginning of the match that it wasn't going to be his day. However Gasquet was much more aggressive than he was in the previous 2 matches they played. Gasquet's serve was great and very few unforced errors from him. I still think he can be more aggressive though, I was a bit annoyed that he kept chipping his forehand to return Ferrer's serve so many times, just to get the ball over the net. He will need to be even more aggressive against Nadal and give it his all on all shots. I do agree with everyone that the last point was easily the most amazing shot of the match and one of the most thrilling moments of the tournaments so far but the Tennis channel picked another shot as the shot of the match, totally inferior to the last shot.

njnetswill
07-25-2008, 04:00 AM
Gasquet beating a top 10 player? :eek:

I had given up during the clay court season but maybe it has become worth being a Richie fan again.

osalsyst
07-25-2008, 04:03 AM
Good win for Gasquet! Nadal will be happy not to play Ferrer. Richard will absolutely be a tough customer though. Good luck tomorrow.

osalsyst
07-25-2008, 04:05 AM
WOW, I'm retarded. I just started a new thread for this match when this one already existed with 33 replies. Mods, do your thang!

Great win Richard!

Spes
07-25-2008, 04:13 AM
Fun match, well done to Gasquet. Well deserved victory.

TMJordan
07-25-2008, 04:37 AM
How Ferrer is top 5 really says a lot of this era.

JolánGagó
07-25-2008, 06:16 AM
How Ferrer is top 5 really says a lot of this era.

Bullshit of the stinkiest variety. Most unoriginal too.

Venle
07-25-2008, 07:44 AM
Yes, finally :worship:

Well done, Richie :)

Knightmace
07-25-2008, 07:50 AM
Well done

Mĺnu
07-25-2008, 08:10 AM
Any video of the match point?

Bernard Black
07-25-2008, 08:32 AM
Allez Gasquet!

Sean.
07-25-2008, 08:55 AM
Any video of the match point?

Ya or atleast tell us what happened?

lisaplenske
07-25-2008, 09:57 AM
so happy for him.Well playe:worship:

allez do your best against nadal:devil:

Deivid23
07-25-2008, 10:46 AM
Maybe it´s just me but Davydenko vs Kiefer was like 100 times a better match than this one, since Ferrer got that knee scare, it was a no contest, really

Puschkin
07-25-2008, 10:48 AM
Maybe it´s just me but Davydenko vs Kiefer was like 100 times a better match than this one, since Ferrer got that knee scare, it was a no contest, really

:haha:, a little grace in defeat Deivid, how about that? :p

richie21
07-25-2008, 10:48 AM
Maybe it´s just me but Davydenko vs Kiefer was like 100 times a better match than this one, since Ferrer got that knee scare, it was a no contest, really

Not maybe!:o

Deivid23
07-25-2008, 10:50 AM
:haha:, a little grace in defeat Deivid, how about that? :p

What defeat? I couldn´t care less about who wins this match :shrug:

Deivid23
07-25-2008, 10:53 AM
Funny to see how an excellent bh dtl on mp and a good couple of bh returns on 2nd serves can make an excellent match for some people, even with a hampered opponent for the last half of the match :scratch:

Puschkin
07-25-2008, 10:53 AM
What defeat? I couldn´t care less about who wins this match :shrug:

of course not: :D:D

Deivid23
07-25-2008, 10:54 AM
of course not: :D:D

If that makes u happy, good on you :lol:

Jozie
07-25-2008, 11:12 AM
Funny to see how an excellent bh dtl on mp and a good couple of bh returns on 2nd serves can make an excellent match for some people, even with a hampered opponent for the last half of the match :scratch:


I think Richard made his point in the first set, before Pics became a hampered opponent. :p

Clydey
07-25-2008, 11:40 AM
Glad Richie got the win. On his day, he's just too good for Ferrer. This result shouldn't be all that surprising. He has nothing to lose against Nadal today. There's no reason he can't win if he plays with some freedom. Nadal's not going to blow him away on a hard court.

Rogieva
07-25-2008, 12:03 PM
Finally a good win :D

Schu
07-25-2008, 02:25 PM
Funny to see how an excellent bh dtl on mp and a good couple of bh returns on 2nd serves can make an excellent match for some people, even with a hampered opponent for the last half of the match :scratch:

What about the first half? Actually Ferrer looked "hampered" for about 1 game and O.K. after the medial time out. The major thing that hampered him was that he couldn't believe Gasquet was taking it to him and not caving in when he tried to step it up.

richie21
07-25-2008, 02:30 PM
The most surprising thing is actually not that Gasquet beat Ferrer but that he had to wait his 4th match against Ferrer to beat him.

Deivid23
07-25-2008, 02:32 PM
What about the first half? Actually Ferrer looked "hampered" for about 1 game and O.K. after the medial time out. The major thing that hampered him was that he couldn't believe Gasquet was taking it to him and not caving in when he tried to step it up.

Yes, Ferrer thought he was playing against Mozart with a racket, you win

groundstroke
07-25-2008, 02:33 PM
Funny to see how an excellent bh dtl on mp and a good couple of bh returns on 2nd serves can make an excellent match for some people, even with a hampered opponent for the last half of the match :scratch:
His injury wasn't that bad at all. He was running fine for most of the time. Gasquet was playing great.

Puschkin
07-25-2008, 02:36 PM
Yes, Ferrer thought he was playing against Mozart with a racket, you win

:rolls: These grapes are really sour.

Merton
07-25-2008, 02:36 PM
His injury wasn't that bad at all. He was running fine for most of the time. Gasquet was playing great.

Huh? We must have seen a different match. :scratch:

Deivid23
07-25-2008, 02:36 PM
:rolls: These grapes are really sour.

:rolleyes:

Deivid23
07-25-2008, 02:37 PM
Huh? We must have seen a different match. :scratch:

Ferrer was 100% fit, he just faked his knee injury coz he couldn´t believe what Gasquet was coming up with :secret:

Stensland
07-25-2008, 02:45 PM
always good to see tennis in its purest form prevail.

Schu
07-25-2008, 03:52 PM
Yes, Ferrer thought he was playing against Mozart with a racket, you win

Where's that great photo of the sour grapes I saw in MTF?

Tiklish
07-25-2008, 03:59 PM
Ferrer seemed to be rushing to hit early winners, and missing the lines a lot. I think he's more successful when he plays longer rallies and tries to outlast his opponent. Rushing seems to hurt him. I felt like I was watching Fernando Gonzalez on a bad day, way too impatient. Ferrer's strength used to be his patience and endurance.

sheeter
07-25-2008, 04:30 PM
I'm impressed

~*BGT*~
07-25-2008, 06:11 PM
My good vibes must have reached him in time. :bounce: Great job Richie... now take out Rafa :rocker2:

vincayou
07-25-2008, 06:27 PM
What defeat? I couldn´t care less about who wins this match :shrug:

you couldn't care less but post more than anyone in the thread. Keep the excuses about the knee coming, it's fun. :cool: