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Home sweat home, Valencia 500 2009

FerrersLinda
11-01-2009, 02:08 PM
[1] MURRAY, Andy GBR - [WC] GIMENO-TRAVER, Daniel ESP
MAYER, Leonardo ARG - ANDREEV, Igor RUS
MONTANES, Albert ESP - QUALIFIER
ALMAGRO, Nicolas ESP - [8] FERRER, David ESP
[4]VERDASCO, Fernando ESP - [WC] HERNANDEZ, Oscar ESP
TIPSAREVIC, Janko SRB - HANESCU, Victor ROU
QUALIFIER - LOPEZ, Feliciano ESP
QUALIFIER - [7] ROBREDO, Tommy ESP

[5] SIMON, Gilles FRA - KUNITSYN, Igor RUS
BERDYCH, Tomas CZE - MATHIEU, Paul-Henri FRA
FERRERO, Juan Carlos ESP - CUEVAS, Pablo URU
YOUZHNY, Mikhail RUS - [3] TSONGA, Jo-Wilfried FRA
[6] MONFILS, Gael FRA - [WC] GRANOLLERS, Marcel ESP
GARCIA-LOPEZ, Guillermo ESP - GREUL, Simon GER
MONACO, Juan ARG - VASSALLO ARGUELLO, Martin ARG
QUALIFIER - [2] DAVYDENKO, Nikolay RUS
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Interesting first match.:scared: Well he only has himself and JCF to blame as they drew the draw.:rolleyes:

alisia
11-01-2009, 02:23 PM
He obviously wants to spend more time at home with that draw :rolleyes:

xohxmyx
11-01-2009, 02:32 PM
so many of my favourite players are there...to bad i wont get to see it =(

FerrersLinda
11-02-2009, 01:49 PM
At least he's in the tournament until day 2 as he doesn't play on Monday.:)

alisia
11-02-2009, 07:31 PM
ORDER OF PLAY - TUESDAY, 3 NOVEMBER, 2009

STADIUM start 11:00am
[5] G Simon (FRA) vs I Kunitsyn (RUS)
[6] G Monfils (FRA) vs [WC] M Granollers (ESP)
Not Before 3:00 PM
N Almagro (ESP) vs [8] D Ferrer (ESP)
J Ferrero (ESP) vs P Cuevas (URU)
[1] A Murray (GBR) vs [WC] D Gimeno-Traver (ESP)
[Q] C Rochus (BEL) vs [7] T Robredo (ESP)

alisia
11-03-2009, 03:36 PM
7-5 5*-3 & yes he got broke serving for the match :rolleyes:

alisia
11-03-2009, 04:29 PM
He won 7-5 6-7 6-2 :worship:

FerrersLinda
11-03-2009, 11:07 PM
Woohoo that's a surprise, I was almost too afraid to come check the result. :D

alisia
11-03-2009, 11:33 PM
Woohoo that's a surprise, I was almost too afraid to come check the result. :D

Wuss :p

Sommarsverige
11-04-2009, 03:19 AM
Great news :)

Good luck for the next round, Ferru :yeah:

alisia
11-04-2009, 10:09 AM
ORDER OF PLAY - WEDNESDAY, 4 NOVEMBER, 2009

PISTA AGORA start 11:00am
[5] G Simon (FRA) vs T Berdych (CZE)
D Ferrer (ESP) / J Ferrero (ESP) vs [4] M Damm (CZE) / J Knowle (AUT)
Not Before 3:00 PM
M Youzhny (RUS) vs [3] J Tsonga (FRA)
[Q] A Martin (ESP) vs F Lopez (ESP)
[4] F Verdasco (ESP) vs [WC] O Hernandez (ESP)
[6] G Monfils (FRA) vs G Garcia-Lopez (ESP)

FerrersLinda
11-04-2009, 02:00 PM
What an interesting dubs team. A frog and a mosquito .... :scratch:

;)

alisia
11-04-2009, 02:10 PM
What an interesting dubs team. A frog and a mosquito .... :scratch:

;)

except it looks like they pulled out :sad:

RogiFan88
11-04-2009, 05:56 PM
at least Ferru won his match, unlike poor Juanqui... but I think David is having fitness probs and that's why they pulled out of the doubles... a shame... :sad: tough for the Valencianos...

alisia
11-04-2009, 11:12 PM
ORDER OF PLAY - THURSDAY, 5 NOVEMBER, 2009

PISTA AGORA start 10:30

P Cuevas (URU) vs M Youzhny (RUS)
Not Before 1:00 PM
J Monaco (ARG) vs [2] N Davydenko (RUS)
F Lopez (ESP) vs [7] T Robredo (ESP)
[4] F Verdasco (ESP) vs J Tipsarevic (SRB)
Not Before 8:00 PM
[1] A Murray (GBR) vs L Mayer (ARG)
A Montanes (ESP) vs [8] D Ferrer (ESP)

alisia
11-05-2009, 01:18 PM
I have coverage of Valencia :worship: shame it finishes after Murray's match :fiery:

breezybee
11-05-2009, 03:59 PM
On the Valencia Open website it looks like Ferrer has withdrawn. Can anyone who speaks Spanish confirm?

alisia
11-05-2009, 04:07 PM
On the Valencia Open website it looks like Ferrer has withdrawn. Can anyone who speaks Spanish confirm?

They've just said on Sky he's withdrawn due to injury and that he won't play in Paris so his season is over :sad:

FerrersLinda
11-05-2009, 09:48 PM
On his website they say he has torn a leg muscle.

cobalt60
11-06-2009, 03:48 PM
Rest up and hopefully he will have a great 2010!

katewallace
11-06-2009, 09:26 PM
Hi all

Thought I would drop by to say that I was in Valencia for the tennis earlier this week and got to see Ferrer's first round match against Almagro. After some pretty boring matches this one was a joy to watch. I love Almagro but was so glad David won.

I also saw him hit the floor which I think caused his leg injury. He was down for a while but then someone shouted out something about him just wanting to make the most of lying down and he got up and seemed to laugh and went on to win the match so I thought he was ok. There seemed to be a bit of discomfort but I thought after a massage and rest he would be ok. Such a shame. I am also gutted that Ferrero lost.

I don't really have much else to report. I am shy so no autograph or picture hunting for me. Lopez literally climbed over me to get to his seat in the stand to watch some of the match which was very surreal. I swear that guy is so beautiful it is almost embarassing!

After UK tournaments I couldn't believe how informal Valencia was. So easy to get a ticket and the Agora is small enough to have a good view even at the top really. I bought tix so early we got front row!

It's a shame David is out for the season but a good rest and Christmas back home will no doubt rejuvinate him. I can't wait for a great 2010

Ad Wim
11-09-2009, 10:49 PM
Anyone knows how serious it is? A medical report or so?

alisia
10-30-2010, 03:48 PM
(1) MURRAY, Andy GBR v LOPEZ, Feliciano ESP
MONACO, Juan ARG v (WC) BAUTISTA-AGUT, Roberto ESP
(WC) ANDUJAR, Pablo ESP v TURSUNOV, Dmitry RUS
QUALIFIER v (7) TSONGA, Jo-Wilfried FRA

(3) VERDASCO, Fernando ESP v QUALIFIER
STAKHOVSKY, Sergiy UKR v SIMON, Gilles FRA
KOHLSCHREIBER, Philipp GER v CHELA, Juan Ignacio ARG
(WC) MARTI, Javier ESP v (6) DAVYDENKO,Nikolay RUS

(5) YOUZHNY, Mikhail RUS v QUALIFIER
HANESCU, Victor ROU v STARACE, Potito ITA
QUALIFIER v CLEMENT, Arnaud FRA
GARCIA-LOPEZ, Guillermo ESP v (4) FERRER, David ESP

(8) MONFILS, Gael FRA v SCHWANK, Eduardo ARG
WAWRINKA, Stanislas SUI v SEPPI, Andreas ITA
ALMAGRO, Nicolas ESP v GIMENO-TRAVER, Daniel ESP
MONTANES, Albert ESP v (2) SODERLING, Robin SWE

16681
10-31-2010, 09:23 PM
Since this is 2010 could someone please change the thread title? Vamos David :D I hope he can do well and make the end of the year final ;)

alisia
10-31-2010, 11:19 PM
Since this is 2010 could someone please change the thread title? Vamos David :D I hope he can do well and make the end of the year final ;)

only the thread starter can do that

Carol96
11-01-2010, 09:28 AM
Draw is here: http://www.atpworldtour.com/posting/2010/573/mds.pdf

have to whisper that I've seen worse...

and here's a sweet pic for a Monday morning!:p

alisia
11-01-2010, 09:27 PM
Oops for Tuesday

ORDER OF PLAY - TUESDAY, 2 NOVEMBER, 2010

AGORA start 1:00 pm
N Almagro (ESP) vs D Gimeno-Traver (ESP)
[1] A Murray (GBR) vs F Lopez (ESP)
G Garcia-Lopez (ESP) vs [4] D Ferrer (ESP)
A Montanes (ESP) vs [2] R Soderling (SWE)
[WC] J Marti (ESP) vs [6] N Davydenko (RUS)

ariel2
11-02-2010, 03:58 AM
Well, that's a tough first round - he gets a fellow spaniard and what a spaniard he gets - in a choice of the two, I have to go with Ferru emotionally and practically. Should be an entertaining match for the spectators.

alisia
11-02-2010, 01:13 PM
Tuesday preview from the ATP site

An action-packed schedule on Tuesday includes top seed and defending champion Andy Murray, No. 2 seed Robin Soderling who is making his Valencia debut, No. 4 and hometown favourite David Ferrer and No. 6 Nikolay Davydenko. Overall there are seven Spaniards in first round play on Agora.
In the third match, Ferrer, who won the title here two years ago the last time the tournament was on clay, has a 4-1 mark against countryman Guillermo Garcia-Lopez. This will be their first meeting on hard courts. Ferrer is trying to secure one of the three remaining spots for the season-ending Barclays ATP World Tour Finals in London later this month. In his only other appearance in the season finale three years ago, he reached the final.

Edda
11-02-2010, 01:18 PM
Vamos, Ferru!

alisia
11-02-2010, 07:25 PM
David bt GGL 6-7 6-3 6-3 :worship:

Jillian
11-02-2010, 08:15 PM
VAMOSSSSSSSS FERRU :):):)

alisia
11-02-2010, 10:52 PM
Ferrer Works Hard To Advance

Fourth seed David Ferrer was made to work hard for his place in the second round by fellow Spaniard Guillermo Garcia-Lopez. The 2008 tournament champion came from a set down to level the match and also trailed by an early break in the third set before prevailing 6-7(3), 6-3, 6-3 in two hours and 12 minutes.

The 28-year-old Ferrer is chasing one of the three remaining berths at the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals and is currently in seventh position in the year-to-date ATP Rankings, with the top eight players to qualify. The Acapulco champion improved to a 13-4 mark in Valencia, having captured the title in 2008 (d. Almagro) and reached the final in 2005 (l. to Andreev).

cobalt60
11-03-2010, 12:07 AM
:dance: Come on I have booked some time in my crazy life to watch the tennis in London; I would like to see you play Ferru!

16681
11-03-2010, 01:57 AM
Those Spanish Players are getting to be very tought on each other :lol: I like both players, but I'm glad David won since he needs to win to get into the end of the year Tournament.

Carol96
11-03-2010, 11:42 AM
Even better win for David considering he's been running a temperature for the last 3 days apparently.... :eek: Feli has flu according to the UK paper Daily Telegraph - so I'm hoping Ferru hasn't caught it :-S

alisia
11-03-2010, 12:34 PM
:dance: Come on I have booked some time in my crazy life to watch the tennis in London; I would like to see you play Ferru!

Totally agree seeing as I’ve spent an obscene amount of money to go to London to see the finals & it would be nice to see someone I like play other than Rafa LOL :D

cobalt60
11-03-2010, 11:14 PM
Totally agree seeing as I’ve spent an obscene amount of money to go to London to see the finals & it would be nice to see someone I like play other than Rafa LOL :D

Oh well good luck then :yeah: I get to watch on my tv screen :lol:
Hope David feels ok; and hello Mae!

alisia
11-03-2010, 11:46 PM
ORDER OF PLAY - THURSDAY, 4 NOVEMBER, 2010

AGORA start 1:00 pm
J Chela (ARG) vs [6] N Davydenko (RUS)
D Gimeno-Traver (ESP) vs [2] R Soderling (SWE)
[Q] T Gabashvili (RUS) vs [4] D Ferrer (ESP)
Not Before 8:00 PM
[8] G Monfils (FRA) vs S Wawrinka (SUI)
[1] L Kubot (POL) / O Marach (AUT) vs W Moodie (RSA) / D Norman (BEL)

alisia
11-04-2010, 12:32 PM
Third up is No. 4 seed David Ferrer against Russian qualifier Teymuraz Gabashvili, another first encounter. Ferrer has won six times as many ATP World Tour matches as Gabashvili this year, however - he is 55-20, Gabashvili is 10-16 - and the Spaniard is going strong in the race (No. 7) to snap up one of the last three spots in the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals.

ariel2
11-04-2010, 05:22 PM
Ferru won first set 6-4, leading Gabash 2-0 second set last I looked. On course to meet Soderling in semis - that's going to be THE match to watch if you can.

ariel2
11-04-2010, 05:30 PM
Up 4-0 in just over a hour. Beautiful.

16681
11-04-2010, 05:49 PM
Congrats to David :yeah: He must not be feeling too badly, but he didn't have a strong player he had to deal with today. I just hope he can stay well and keep winning to get in the year end Tournament :)

alisia
11-04-2010, 05:56 PM
David won 6-4 6-1 :worship:

alisia
11-04-2010, 06:49 PM
Fourth-seeded Spaniard David Ferrer won 32 of 36 points on serve to improve to a 56-20 match record on the season after he beat Russian qualifier Teymuraz Gabashvili 6-4, 6-1 in 71 minutes. Gabashvili dropped to a 2-10 lifetime record against Top 10 opponents, while World No. 8 Ferrer moved into his 11th tour-level quarter-final. He has a 1-3 record in finals this year.

alisia
11-04-2010, 07:36 PM
Oops for Friday

AGORA:
1pm - Juan MÓNACO vs Pablo ANDÚJAR or Marcel GRANOLLERS
3pm - Gilles SIMON vs Nikolay DAVYDENKO
...Followed by - Gael MONFILS or Stanislas WAWRINKA vs Robin SODERLING
8pm - Potito STARACE vs David FERRER
Followed by - Marc LÓPEZ/David MARRERO vs Rohan BOPANNA/Aisam-Ul-Haq QURESHI

Mount Goddess
11-04-2010, 08:30 PM
Vamos David

alisia
11-04-2010, 09:23 PM
Ferrer eases into Valencia quarters

David Ferrer kept alive his hopes of qualifying for this month's ATP World Tour finals when he beat Russian qualifier Teymuraz Gabashvili 6-4 6-1 to reach the Valencia Open quarter-finals.

Spaniard Ferrer still has a good chance of clinching one of three remaining spots for the season-ending event in London, for which Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray and Robin Soderling have all already qualified.

Fourth-seeded Ferrer, the 2008 champion, did not face a single break point on his serve against Gabashvili, ranked 99, and will play Potito Starace on Friday for a place in the semi-finals, after the Italian beat Pablo Cuevas 7-6(2) 2-6 6-2.

http://uk.eurosport.yahoo.com/04112010/58/ferrer-eases-valencia-quarters.html

alisia
11-05-2010, 01:32 PM
Last up is Ferrer against unseeded Italian Potito Starace, who is looking for his first win (0-5) against the Spaniard. All five previous meetings came on clay and Starace pushed Ferrer to three sets in three of those matches. Ferrer is No. 7 in the South African Airways 2010 ATP points standings and he is trying to secure one of the three remaining berths for the season-ending Barclays ATP World Tour Finals in London later this month.

Arwelya
11-05-2010, 01:59 PM
VAMOSSSS!!!! He really must win this one

alisia
11-05-2010, 10:41 PM
David bt Starace 7-5 6-4 :worship: he plays Soderling in the 1st semi-final tomorrow :help:

alisia
11-06-2010, 12:24 AM
Spaniard David Ferrer is poised to boost his Barclays ATP World Tour Finals claims this weekend after surging into the semi-finals of the Valencia Open 500. Ferrer, who was runner-up to Roger Federer in the 2007 season finale, defeated Italian Potito Starace 7-5, 6-4 Friday to book a meeting with World No. 5 Robin Soderling, who is the most recent player to have qualified.

ORDER OF PLAY - SATURDAY, 6 NOVEMBER, 2010

AGORA start 1:30 pm
[1] L Kubot (POL) / O Marach (AUT) vs [3] M Bhupathi (IND) / M Mirnyi (BLR)

Not Before 4:00 PM
[4] D Ferrer (ESP) vs [2] R Soderling (SWE)

Not Before 8:00 PM
[LL] M Granollers (ESP) vs G Simon (FRA)
M Lopez (ESP) / D Marrero (ESP) vs [WC] A Murray (GBR) / J Murray (GBR)

16681
11-06-2010, 07:43 AM
I would LOVE for David to defeat Soderling :hearts: But that is going to be very difficult I'm afraid :scared:

alisia
11-06-2010, 03:27 PM
The second semi-final features No. 2 seed Robin Soderling and No. 4 seed David Ferrer, a head-to-head Soderling leads 8-3. The Swede has won three of four meetings this year. But they have split their two recent hard court meetings with Ferrer winning in the quarter-finals of Beijing, and Soderling winning in the third round of Shanghai the following week. Both players have played well since the US Open with Ferrer going 12-3 and Soderling 11-4. Soderling has already qualified for the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals in London, with Ferrer one of the frontrunners for one of the three remaining berths at the season-ender. Ferrer, who holds the No. 8 and final spot in the year-to-date South African Airways ATP Rankings, will add 180 points to his total of 3,325 if he reaches the final. Soderling hasn't lost a set this week in the first three rounds while Ferrer lost one, the opening set against countryman Guillermo Garcia-Lopez in the first round.

ariel2
11-06-2010, 05:34 PM
They've split two sets. Tennis channel will have this on at 8pm tonight so I'm tuning out until then. I didn't know he was at only the number 8 spot - I thought he was at 7. So it he doesn't win this match I wonder how that impacts him going into Paris where he has a challenging draw.

cobalt60
11-06-2010, 06:12 PM
:woohoo: And I know what I will be doing this evening;)

16681
11-06-2010, 06:19 PM
Spoiler Alert--David Won :woohoo: I didn't think he could do it!!!!!!!!!! :yippee: :dance: :banana: :rocker: :clap2: Now I can watch the Match in peace this evening knowing David won. I can just look at him :hearts:

alisia
11-06-2010, 06:21 PM
David is in the final after beating Soderling 6-3, 3-6, 6-3 :worship:

alisia
11-06-2010, 06:22 PM
:woohoo: And I know what I will be doing this evening;)

at least you'll be able to watch the last game I wasn't hiding really :o

cobalt60
11-06-2010, 07:08 PM
at least you'll be able to watch the last game I wasn't hiding really :o

:lol: As Mae said it is always easy to watch when you already know the outcome;)

alisia
11-06-2010, 07:42 PM
:lol: As Mae said it is always easy to watch when you already know the outcome;)

true :D

Ferrer subdues Soderling to reach Valencia final

David Ferrer secured a place in the final of the Valencia Open and improved his chances of qualifying for the World Tour finals when he upset second seed Robin Soderling 6-3 3-6 6-3 on Saturday.

Their semi-final at Valencia's cathedral-like arena pitted the zippy Spanish world number eight against the imposing Swede, ranked five, and Ferrer's athleticism and tenacity eventually prevailed.

Cheered on by the capacity crowd, local resident and fourth seed Ferrer started strongly and broke Soderling for a 5-3 lead before serving out the set.

French Open finalist Soderling immediately hitback, moving 2-0 ahead in the second set and levelling the match with a combination of powerful, accurate serving and booming groundstrokes.

Ferrer, the 2008 winner before the event moved from clay to indoor hard court, grabbed the crucial break of the decider in the sixth game and sealed victory on his first match point when Soderling hit a forehand over the baseline.

The 28-year-old has a good chance of clinching one of the three remaining berths at the Nov. 21-28 Tour finals in London, for which Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray and Soderling have all qualified.

cobalt60
11-06-2010, 07:44 PM
"the zippy Spanish" :rolls:

alisia
11-06-2010, 09:55 PM
"the zippy Spanish" :rolls:

:rolls:

David will meet Marcel Granollers in the final tomorrow :D

alisia
11-06-2010, 10:19 PM
Ferrer Sinks Soderling To Boost London Chances

Spain’s David Ferrer boosted his chances of qualifying for the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals Saturday by battling past second seed Robin Soderling 6-3, 3-6, 6-3 to reach his fifth ATP World Tour final of the year at the Valencia Open 500.

With Andy Roddick losing to Roger Federer in the semi-finals of the Swiss Indoors Basel earlier, Ferrer would leapfrog the American into seventh place in the year-to-date ATP Rankings if he wins the title at the ATP World Tour 500 hard-court tennis tournament. As it stands, he is in line to clinch the last berth in the elite eight-man field at the season finale, to be held at The O2 in London in two weeks.

Tasked with overcoming a 3-8 career record against Soderling, including defeat to the Swede in Shanghai last month, Ferrer held his nerve to clinch a hard-fought victory in just under two hours. After both players had broken serve once to split the first two sets, Ferrer looked to have pulled away as he broke to lead 3-1 in the final set.

Soderling hit back immediately, though, before the pair became embroiled in a lengthy, and eventually decisive, sixth game. On his third break point Ferrer cracked Soderling’s resistance and went on to serve out victory.

“I didn't serve that well today unfortunately. I served well earlier in the week, but not today unfortunately,” lamented Soderling, who has already secured his place at the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals for the second year in a row.

“I had three very good matches this week - a semi-final is good. Today was a good match as well and he played very well. You can't win every tournament. I will learn from this - I only have two tournaments left this season so I want to do well in them.”

The 28-year-old Ferrer is bidding to win his hometown title for the second time, after triumphing in 2008 (d. Almagro) when it was a spring clay-court event; he also reached the final in 2005 (l. to Andreev).

Arwelya
11-06-2010, 10:40 PM
I'm so happy he's in the finals! :banana:

ariel2
11-06-2010, 11:21 PM
OH MY!!!!!!!!!! HE DID IT!!!!! :woohoo:

I accidently saw the result on NYTimes online and bounced right over here. Yes, now we can all watch the match without any tension. Perfect for a Saturday night before turning back the clocks. That zippy boy has drive I tell ya. GO TAKE THE FINAL CHICO- GRANOLLERS IS NO MATCH FOR YOU.

Sommarsverige
11-06-2010, 11:48 PM
I just can´t tell how happy I am that David is in the finals :bounce: :yippee: :banana: He really soooooo deserves this & I hope so badly that his dream will come true and he will win his home tourney tomorrow :worship:

I only came back from Valencia some hours ago and had a wonderful time in this georgeous city. Saw Davids matches against Garcia Lopez and Gabashvili, but the first one was not for the nerves.... ;) But knowing afterwards he had the flu, it was even stronger coming back and fighting.

Vamossssssssssssss David :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

Edda
11-07-2010, 01:30 AM
Congratulations, David! Wow, an all-Spanish final in Valencia! How perfect! Good luck, Ferru! I hope you make it to the year-end championships in London!

16681
11-07-2010, 05:19 AM
Vamos to David later today :D I really want him to not only win this Tournament, but get into the year end final as well ;)

alisia
11-07-2010, 11:51 AM
Valencia Sunday Preview

For the first time since October 22, 2000, when Alex Corretja beat Carlos Moya in Toulouse, there will be an all-Spanish indoor final on the ATP World Tour, as No. 4 seed and hometown hero David Ferrer and lucky loser Marcel Granollers square off for the Valencia Open 500 singles title on Sunday.

Their only previous meeting came in Barcelona this past spring as Ferrer prevailed 75 64 in the second round. Ferrer pulled off a three-set win over No. 2 seed Robin Soderling in the semi-finals, just his fourth victory in 12 career meetings against the Swede. Now he will play in his fifth ATP World Tour final of the year, having won Acapulco and finishing runner-up in Buenos Aires, Rome and Beijing (he is 8-10 in career finals).

If Ferrer wins the title he will add 200 valuable points to qualify for the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals. There are three berths left and he is one of the frontrunners. Ferrer is No. 8 with 3,445 points and with a title he will move to No. 7 ahead of Andy Roddick with 3,645 points. Roddick has 3,485 points after his Basel semi-final showing.

Granollers, a lucky loser this week and ranked No. 67, is playing a seed for the first time in the tournament. He is appearing in his second ATP World Tour final of his career. En route to the final, he’s defeated former Top 20 Juan Monaco in the quarter-finals and former Top 10 player Gilles Simon in the semi-finals.

He enters with a 21-20 match record on the season. In April 2008 he captured his first ATP World Tour title in Houston(d. Blake). He is the second lucky loser to reach an ATP World Tour final in as many weeks.

Last week in Vienna, Austrian Andreas Haider-Mauer was runner-up (l. to Melzer). The last lucky loser to win an ATP World Tour title was American Rajeev Ram in Newport on July 9, 2009.

ALL-SPANISH FINALS – This is the fifth all-Spanish final on the ATP World Tour this season, the fourth involving Ferrer, and it guarantees a 20th title for Spain in 2010:

Buenos Aires Juan Carlos Ferrero d. David Ferrer
Acapulco David Ferrer d. Juan Carlos Ferrero
Monte-Carlo Rafael Nadal d. Fernando Verdasco
Rome Rafael Nadal d. David Ferrer

Feli lopez
11-07-2010, 03:04 PM
Win that title David :)

alisia
11-07-2010, 04:17 PM
David bt Granollers 7-5 6-3 :worship:

16681
11-07-2010, 04:21 PM
:woohoo: :dance: :banana: :rocker: :clap2: :yippee: He won! He won!

Mount Goddess
11-07-2010, 04:30 PM
:worship::worship::worship::worship: DAVID:worship::worship::worship::worship:
Great match and a brilliant win. Sooooooooooooo happy.
Made me abit teary eyed when his little Bromance gave him the throphy. Love them so much;)

Sommarsverige
11-07-2010, 04:57 PM
Ferru campeón :bounce: :bounce: :yippee: :woohoo:

I am just sooooooooooo happy for Ferru winning the Valencia tournament and he so deserved this win :)
Great champion and what a great ceremony :) He is such a sweet, sweet guy and Pinkie, I agree about Ferru and Juan Carlos ;) Just adorable :drool:

alisia
11-07-2010, 05:01 PM
:worship::worship::worship::worship: DAVID:worship::worship::worship::worship:
Great match and a brilliant win. Sooooooooooooo happy.
Made me abit teary eyed when his little Bromance gave him the throphy. Love them so much;)
Ferru campeón :bounce: :bounce: :yippee: :woohoo:

I am just sooooooooooo happy for Ferru winning the Valencia tournament and he so deserved this win :)
Great champion and what a great ceremony :) He is such a sweet, sweet guy and Pinkie, I agree about Ferru and Juan Carlos ;) Just adorable :drool:

Loved it how David ruffled Juan Carlos's hair on his way back from hugging mama & papa :)

alisia
11-07-2010, 06:21 PM
Ferrer claims first indoor win

David Ferrer clinched his second title of the year and improved his chances of making this month's World Tour finals when he dismissed Spanish compatriot Marcel Granollers 7-5 6-3 to win the Valencia Open, his first career indoor win.

The world number eight, victorious in Acapulco in February, used his speed and tenacity to good effect against the powerful Granollers.

Granollers, who qualified for the main draw after the injured Jo-Wilfried Tsonga withdrew, was appearing in the second ATP Tour final of his career.

Valencia resident Ferrer edged a tight first set at the Mediterranean city's cathedral-like indoor arena when Granollers failed to return a shot that kissed the baseline.

The 28-year-old, Valencia champion in 2008 before the event switched from clay to indoor hard court, quickly pressed home his advantage, opening a 3-0 lead in the second set.

The break of the Granollers' serve in the second game proved crucial and Ferrer sealed victory on his first match point when his opponent hit a return into the net.

He dropped his racket and tumbled on to his back on the blue court before climbing into the crowd to embrace his family.

"It's a very special day for me that I wanted to dedicate to my parents," he said in a courtside television interview. "I am just filled with joy and speechless."

Ferrer is well placed to clinch one of the three remaining berths at the November 21-28 ATP World Tour finals in London, for which Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray and Robin Soderling have all qualified.

As of Saturday, Tomas Berdych, Andy Roddick, Fernando Verdasco, Mikhail Youzhny and Juergen Melzer could also still make it, with more ranking points available at next week's Paris Masters event.

Sunday's match was the fifth all-Spanish final this year and Ferrer's is the 20th title for his nation in 2010, with seven of those, including three grand slams, going to world number one Rafael Nadal.

cobalt60
11-07-2010, 06:23 PM
I am thrilled for him! :banana: Will have to watch the match this evening.

Sommarsverige
11-07-2010, 07:20 PM
Loved it how David ruffled Juan Carlos's hair on his way back from hugging mama & papa :)

Oh yes, that was so very sweet :hearts:

alisia
11-07-2010, 08:37 PM
Valencia Champion Ferrer Sets Sights On London

David Ferrer scored a huge win in his bid to qualify for the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals Sunday, capturing his hometown title at the Valencia Open 500 with a 7-5, 6-3 win over fellow Spaniard Marcel Granollers.

Victory at the ATP World Tour 500 indoor hard-court tennis tournament gives Ferrer 200 points to add to his year-to-date total, which will see him leapfrog Basel semi-finalist Andy Roddick into seventh place in the year-to-date ATP Rankings going into the final tournament of the regular season at the BNP Paribas Masters. There are three places remaining in the elite eight-man field at the prestigious event, to be held 21-28 November at The O2 in London.

The 28-year-old Ferrer won his second ATP World Tour title from four finals this year, having also triumphed on clay in Acapulco (d. Ferrero) and finished runner-up in Buenos Aires (l. to Ferrero), Rome (l. to Nadal) and Beijing (l. to Djokovic). It was the ninth ATP World Tour title of Ferrer’s career, and his first at an indoor hard-court tournament.

“This is one of the happiest days of my life. It's hard to find the words. It's very special and I'm very happy to win at home,” said a delighted Ferrer. “It's also very special for me as I have a good chance for London now as well. Even though I am not yet mathematically qualified, it gives me a lot of confidence.”

In the first all-Spanish indoor final on the ATP World Tour for 10 years, Ferrer squandered a chance to serve for the first set at 5-3, but made amends as he broke the Granollers serve again in the 12th game to seal a one-set lead. Ferrer then converted his only break point chance of the second set in the second game and went on to claim victory in one hour and 49 minutes.

“It was a very tough match today,” reflected Ferrer. “I returned very well, got one break in the second set. There were a lot of great rallies and tough points.”

The Valencia resident also captured his local title in 2008 (d. Almagro), when it was a spring clay-court event, and finished runner-up in 2005 (l. to Andreev). He has a 17-4 event record.

Lucky loser Granollers benefitted from Jo-Wilfried Tsonga’s withdrawal and dropped only one set as he advanced to his second career ATP World Tour final (1-1 record). He is the second lucky loser in two weeks to reach an ATP World Tour final, following Andreas Haider-Maurer’s runner-up effort in Vienna last week, and was bidding to become the first one to win a title since Rajeev Ram in Newport in July 2009.

Currently No. 67 in the South African Airways 2010 ATP Rankings, Granollers will rise to around No. 45 (just one below his career-high placing) on Monday.

“Unfortunately I lost today, but it was still a great week and I'm very happy,” said Granollers. “It was a good match, but David was very solid and he played better than me today. Still, it's been a good week and I'd like to continue like this. Getting to the final of a 500 tournament gives me a lot of confidence for the future.”

Mount Goddess
11-07-2010, 08:46 PM
so hope david does well in London

ariel2
11-08-2010, 12:55 AM
This was a very entertaining match unlike the last one against Soderling. The reason: two guys who fight and possess court craft. Ferru too solid today but Granollers looks to be on the move up in singles. What a game he has. I hope he can improve on his #45 ranking in 2011. But the day belongs to Ferru. So touching seeing him embrace his parents.

emotion
11-08-2010, 12:57 AM
That was a great match :worship: Much better than Fedole

Carol96
11-08-2010, 09:32 AM
Well, I'm still upon a cloud about this!!!:angel:

It couldn't happen to a nicer guy! His phenomenal hard work has paid off! What a reference point for younger players he is...he's an absolute hero! :worship:

So glad to see adorable David so happy :bounce::hearts: and he surely must get to London now....

I just loved it when he climbed into the seats and went round hugging all his loved ones... and totally agree Alisia- ruffling JC's hair was definitely an awwww moment..... :hearts:

cobalt60
11-08-2010, 12:21 PM
This was a very entertaining match unlike the last one against Soderling. The reason: two guys who fight and possess court craft. Ferru too solid today but Granollers looks to be on the move up in singles. What a game he has. I hope he can improve on his #45 ranking in 2011. But the day belongs to Ferru. So touching seeing him embrace his parents.

I was impressed with Granollers as well. He has a new fan here:yeah:

Sommarsverige
11-08-2010, 12:43 PM
I can only agree to what Carol said :yeah:

I am also still on clouds about Ferrus great victory yesterday and about the whole week in Valencia :)
Wonder how long it will take to get me back to earth ;)

This guy is just so georgeous and and lovely :hearts: But in general really all the spanish guys are sooooooo nice and Marcel is surely also one of them. Saw him posing for photos with small kids and he was just wonderful, joking around with them and always having a big smile on his face ;)
And of course Ferru is absolutely the same ;)
Sometimes it really makes me so happy to be a tennis fan and to enjoy such wonderful moments. The memory of Valencia will keep me in a good mood for a longer time now, I am sure ;)

I feel a little sorry for our chico that he cannot enjoy his great victory a little more, but that he has to go to Paris today in order to play another tournament!!!

Mount Goddess
11-08-2010, 08:03 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HUyP8xz6nkU

Sommarsverige
11-08-2010, 08:32 PM
Thanks Pinkie :hug:

And here is a short interview after the match yesterday from atpworld.com

http://www.atpworldtour.com/Tennis/Media/Videos/2010/11/Valencia-2010-Final-Interview-Ferrer.aspx

alisia
10-29-2011, 07:17 PM
[1]Ferrer v Verdasco
Qualifier v Isner
Qualifier v Garcia-Lopez
Davydenko v [5]Simon

[4]Almagro v Monaco
Gimeno-Traver v Fognini
Qualifier v Ferrero
Bogomolov Jr. v [8]Lopez

[7]Dolgopolov v Granollers
Cilic v Raonic
Chela v Andujar
Montanes v [3]Monfils

[6]Del Potro v Tursunov
Anderson v Qualifier
Querrey v Gulbis
Marti v [2]Tsonga

cobalt60
10-29-2011, 09:41 PM
Ok I want a Ferrer vs Delpo final; is that too much to ask for this holiday season?

Edda
10-30-2011, 01:52 AM
Good luck in Valencia, Ferru! I'm hoping for Ferrer vs. Ferrero-but who would I support to take the whole tournament if it were those two? Oh, well. That would be a nice problem to have!

Naudio Spanlatine
10-31-2011, 07:59 PM
FEVERERR:devil:

fer:bigcry:

peteyjones13
10-31-2011, 11:08 PM
Canadian tennis fan here,

Ferrer will have a tough matchup with our boy Vasek in the round of 16. Outside of the serve, Vasek is a better player than Milos. Ferrer still is the favourite, but you guys should expect a very tough match. Looking forward to it! (That is if he gets by Verdasco, which he probably will)

Edda
11-01-2011, 01:33 AM
Good luck tomorrow, David, against Verdasco! I wish Ferru all the best in Valencia.

alisia
11-01-2011, 05:59 PM
David won his match 6-3 6-2 :)

Naudio Spanlatine
11-01-2011, 06:57 PM
FEVERERR:lick:

Fer:sad:

Edda
11-02-2011, 01:41 AM
Congratulations, Ferru! Ferrer and Ferrero both won their matches today! A good all-around day of tennis, with all my favorites winning today.

iramlatif
11-02-2011, 01:49 AM
FEVERERR:lick:

Fer:sad:

wasn't it sort of expected? Fer had a bad year...(better luck in 2012). On the other hand David played well... I hope he can do just as well in his next round. :)

Edda
11-02-2011, 03:25 AM
David is doing wonderfully this year! I am so excited for him!

Carol96
11-02-2011, 11:08 PM
Canadian tennis fan here,

Ferrer will have a tough matchup with our boy Vasek in the round of 16. Outside of the serve, Vasek is a better player than Milos. Ferrer still is the favourite, but you guys should expect a very tough match. Looking forward to it! (That is if he gets by Verdasco, which he probably will)

True, but David won and as a dedicated "Ferruita"(?), I must cheer :D. Still, no disrespect to Vasek P - he did play a good match. A guy to watch, methinks. :wavey:

Edda
11-03-2011, 12:46 AM
Congratulations, Ferru!

Edda
11-04-2011, 12:21 AM
Congratulations, Ferru on making the quarterfinals! I'm so excited! Good luck against Davydenko tomorrow. I hope Juanqui wins his match against Monaco. I would love to see a Ferrer/Ferrero final on Sunday! Good luck to my two sweet Valencian boys!

tessi11
11-04-2011, 08:10 PM
woop woop into the semi's!! VAMOS Ferrer!

alisia
11-04-2011, 11:19 PM
David is to play Pico in his semi-final, which means both semi's are Spain v Argentina :p

Edda
11-05-2011, 01:45 AM
Congratulations, Ferru! Too bad the dream final between David and Juanqui isn't to be, but two Spain vs. Argentina semifinals is a nice taste of what's to come at DC. Vamos, Ferru!

iramlatif
11-05-2011, 01:56 AM
I hope pico doesn't give him that much trouble. I want him to retain his title. And edda don't worry. U'll most likely see jcf play david in paris!

Edda
11-05-2011, 02:27 AM
It should still be fun, with two Juans in the contest, even if isn't J.C. I can't wait for Davis Cup. With Rafa not playing in Paris, I hope that Ferru and Juanqui can make the finals there.

alisia
11-05-2011, 10:31 PM
David lost 5-7 6-1 6-3 :( he had points to go 4-0 up in the 1st set as well :( & the final set was lost once he let a foot fault & dodgy line call upset him when he was 2*-1 up :fiery:

so it's a Spain v Argentina final but not the one most expected. Hope Marcel goes one better this year :)

Sommarsverige
11-06-2011, 12:24 AM
Still so sad Ferru lost :sad: :sad:

I so wanted to see him in the final again, but still there will be 2 nice guys in tomorrow's final... but I would have preferred Ferru to be one of them!

Edda
11-06-2011, 01:33 AM
I knew I shouldn't have looked. I hope Marcel can win this year. Both my Valencian boys, Ferrer and Ferrero lost. I am so sad. I get to see more of Ferru in London and Davis Cup, however, so all is not lost. I hope Juanqui is feeling okay. I heard how nervous he was in that first match and hope he's not ill.

cobalt60
11-06-2011, 03:40 PM
Too bad he could not defend his title but on to Paris!

Edda
11-07-2011, 02:13 AM
Good luck in Paris, Ferru! I hope he can win the title and shut them up once and for all about him not being able to win a Master's 1000 event. I can't wait to see him in London and Davis Cup, too!

Sommarsverige
10-19-2012, 09:51 PM
It's Valencia time again :bounce: :bounce:

Ferru will play against a qualifier in singles and he will
also play doubles with Ferrero!!
I am really excited to see Ferru and Ferrero play doubles
together, I hope it won't be too sad when they loose :(

As I have free Internet in Spain, I will try to post some
updates from time to time :)

Sophitia36
10-19-2012, 10:58 PM
Lucky you! Have a great time! :)

Federer in 2
10-20-2012, 01:38 AM
Superb draw for David :D

Edda
10-20-2012, 02:32 AM
Good luck, Ferru! It will be exciting to see David and Juanqui play doubles together!

Chris Kuerten
10-20-2012, 12:24 PM
Great draw, indeed.

All the guys who could potentially trouble him are in the other half.

Sommarsverige
10-25-2012, 04:01 PM
Ferru won his first match against Rochus
on Tuesday and I am pretty happy he won, because
that was surely not his best match ever!

I am enjoying the time here in Valencia and its so
nice to be in this place!! Also I once more I have to
say how impressed I am with Ferrus attitude!
He is so nice and friendly to everyone, even this
week where so many people want something from him!

This morning after practice 2 children who had a handicap
went to him and he gave them his head and wrist band
directly!! Just so nice and unique!!
And also it's totally amazing to see him with
his family and Marta this week :hearts:

Edda
10-26-2012, 01:22 AM
How sweet of Ferru! I will be excited to see him play both singles and doubles, although only on television, not live. I'd love to see a live tennis match someday.

Congratulations to Ferru and Juanqui in doubles! Oh, how I'd love to see them win in their hometown tournament. The tributes to Juanqui were really touching!

Mae
10-26-2012, 08:38 AM
It's nice to have Ferru back healthy and playing well again :)

Edda
10-27-2012, 01:57 AM
Many congratulations to Ferru today, making the semis in singles and in doubles with his friend and fellow Valencian, Juan Carlos Ferrero!

Sommarsverige
10-28-2012, 12:09 AM
Ferru is in the final :bounce: :bounce:

Really sad he and Juanqui lost the doubles,
but their opponents really played too good today!

Edda
10-28-2012, 02:04 AM
Congratulations, Ferru!

Edda
10-28-2012, 02:06 AM
Roger's in the final in Basel and Ferru in Valencia! Two of my guys got into the finals in their home tournaments! I hope they both win.

iramlatif
10-28-2012, 07:59 AM
:) Hope he wins tomorrow. What a year he's had! I like his chances tomorrow ;)

Sophitia36
10-28-2012, 07:00 PM
I'm so happy that he won!

I'm a little bit sad because I couldn't watch his last doubles match with Ferrero, nor the final today...
But do you know why? Because I'm in Paris!!! :D (I'm staying at a friend's house, and I'm already going to abandon them for 3 entire days to watch the tournament, so I can't really be completely anti-social and also spend the other days watching matches on my computers, can I? :D)

cobalt60
10-28-2012, 07:03 PM
:banana:

Chris Kuerten
10-28-2012, 08:45 PM
Congrats David! It was a pleasure to see my two favorite players battle it out.

On a side note: I have NEVER seen a woman who looks like Marta, she is so unique looking. I wish there were more pictures around so I could study the subject :lol:

Chris Kuerten
10-28-2012, 08:47 PM
I'm so happy that he won!

I'm a little bit sad because I couldn't watch his last doubles match with Ferrero, nor the final today...
But do you know why? Because I'm in Paris!!! :D (I'm staying at a friend's house, and I'm already going to abandon them for 3 entire days to watch the tournament, so I can't really be completely anti-social and also spend the other days watching matches on my computers, can I? :D)Have fun, sweetie!

I'm really hoping there will be an autograph session with David when you're there!

Sophitia36
10-28-2012, 11:32 PM
Thanks! Now all I have to do is pray, pray, so that they don't schedule Ferru on Tuesday! Please do not schedule Ferru on Tuesday...

Edda
10-29-2012, 01:59 AM
Congratulations, David!

Kat_YYZ
10-29-2012, 06:12 AM
congrats David! :D

Chris Kuerten
10-29-2012, 09:41 AM
Thanks! Now all I have to do is pray, pray, so that they don't schedule Ferru on Tuesday! Please do not schedule Ferru on Tuesday...There is no way they will do that, especially since he played yesterday.

Edda
10-30-2012, 01:31 AM
Good luck in Paris, Bercy, Ferru! Whatever happens, you have had an incredible year. Six titles-wow! Good luck in London, too!