Rome R1: PH Mathieu defeats David Ferrer 6-3 2-6 6-2

04-29-2009, 02:42 PM
upset alert
poor followup from a good performance in barcelona

04-29-2009, 02:48 PM
Ferrer was probably a little tired from the turnaround from Barcelona. Still, a great win for PHM. PHM had easily beat Ferrer in their only previous meeting, so I thought he had a good shot. He now has a good draw to make the 4th round against Roger.

04-29-2009, 02:51 PM

Clay Death
04-29-2009, 02:51 PM
upset alert
poor followup from a good performance in barcelona

after the way Verdasco destroyed Ferru at Monte Carlo, there can be only 1 conclusion:

Ferru is inconsistent. he had no business losing to Mathieu on dirt.

04-29-2009, 03:01 PM
That's 4 years straight Ferrer has gone out first match in Rome, and 3rd in a row he loses to Nadal in Barca just before.

Of course, when the schedule is a repeated problem every year, you'd think he'd be more careful to avoid three setters (eg vs Potato and Kuku in the early Barcelona rounds, not helpful).

04-29-2009, 03:02 PM
Well done to Paulo, he needs a decent result here. Not a big deal for Ferrer, as it was his 3rd week playing in a row.

04-29-2009, 03:02 PM
This tourney is getting better and better.

04-29-2009, 03:03 PM
Fuck yeah,nice for Fed.

04-29-2009, 03:04 PM
This tourney is getting better and better.

It really is :D

Congrats Paulo:bigclap:

04-29-2009, 03:16 PM
Ferru :(

04-29-2009, 03:17 PM
This tourney is getting better and better.

I concur. Bravo Paulo!

04-29-2009, 03:31 PM
Poor PHM now plays Zverev after the Gonzo/tipsy match, which could finish in 60-90 minutes or so. I wonder how fast they push them out the door, supposed to be "suitable rest" but schedule is quite tight now, need to take advantage of a non-rain day.

04-29-2009, 03:33 PM

04-29-2009, 03:52 PM
massive win for PHM :bigclap:

04-29-2009, 04:14 PM
Ferru screwed up so many gamblers today :tape:

04-29-2009, 04:50 PM
:D :rocker2:

Lost only two points on serve in the second set.

Where is the :retard: who proclaimed PHM as official Dementieva of ATP tour, after making 11 DF against Djoker in Miami?
However, I'm still not sure what was going on that day...

04-29-2009, 05:28 PM
You always know what Rafa is going to do, and you never Know what David is going to do.
Unexpected defeat for me.

04-29-2009, 05:36 PM
He choked incredibly versus Blake; he needed to pay back with
this jumpstart.

04-29-2009, 05:54 PM
tennis wins