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Rome QF: Ferrer def.Verdasco 7-5 6-3

Fedicilous
05-01-2010, 01:17 PM
Worst Open Era semifinal of Masters Series event.

Good luck Ferrer, you have a big chance in final.

whattheheck
05-01-2010, 01:17 PM
Didn't expect this.

Priam
05-01-2010, 01:18 PM
Pained expression on Nando's face at the end. This guy must be dead tired. Rest up.

Certinfy
05-01-2010, 01:18 PM
nando :hug:

Monsieur Aidan
05-01-2010, 01:18 PM
Verdasco ran out of gas after three weeks' of grueling tennis, he was panting for breath at the end of the match.

henke007
05-01-2010, 01:19 PM
Finally Chokedasco is out. Rom and MC have been the worst Clownish tourneys in Open Era

lalaland
05-01-2010, 01:19 PM
Yay. Daveed :yeah:.

Ales_Alessandra
05-01-2010, 01:20 PM
Strange SF indeed! Get rest now Nando! :hug:
Good luck in the final Ferru! :)

raahaat7
05-01-2010, 01:20 PM
Verdasco was tired from the last match.

Sunset of Age
05-01-2010, 01:20 PM
Obviously Verdasco ran out of gas. Still, blowing a 5-1 lead in the 1st set shouldn't have happened. :help:

Congrats, Pics! :hearts: :hatoff:
Fought for what he's worthy off. Best of luck tomorrow David, you'll need it.

aussie_fan
05-01-2010, 01:21 PM
Verdasco had lost it once he lost that double break. Pretty awful match but not really surprising when you have a guy tired after a long hot streak and a gridner on the other side.

Fedicilous
05-01-2010, 01:21 PM
I doubt that tomorrow's BYE will change into a real match.

centralviva
05-01-2010, 01:23 PM
5-1 in the first set and he blows it:( :( At least I don't have to see one of my favs beat the other

gorgo1986
05-01-2010, 01:27 PM
Nando was way too tired, he ran out of gas in the first and David never looked back. It was too be expected after more than three weeks of tennis and before that he was in Miami and Indian Wells too both in doubles and Singles in all events. He looked like a zombie out there. Regardless he can only be proud of himself. Get some rest Nando and we will see you in Madrid.

Congrats to David, his first final ever! As for the people complaining from the Spanish Armada I will only say this, if the top players deserved to be in the semis or finals they would be. They got outplayed or did not make it for whatever reason, quit your bitching it is what it is. Nando made it to the semis because he deserved to win yesterday and Ferrer made it to the Finals because he deserved to be there. Expect the same in Madrid and Roland Garros! VAMOS!

coonster14
05-01-2010, 01:27 PM
nando must have been exhausted, and wasnt he up 5-1 in that 1st set?

good luck ferrer in the final, he will need a tonne of it.

Florida
05-01-2010, 01:28 PM
That is OK! Nadal usually takes care of them all!!!!!!

habibko
05-01-2010, 01:29 PM
Ferru makes the final of a TMS :rocker: :rocker2:

Nando too tired and it wasn't pretty to watch, great 3-weeks run for him :hatoff:

Pirata.
05-01-2010, 01:32 PM
Finally Chokedasco is out. Rom and MC have been the worst Clownish tourneys in Open Era

:rolleyes:

Good win for David, I think his first ever Masters final! Actually relieved Nando lost, he really needs to go rest now :hug: He can be definitely proud of his clay season so far.

oranges
05-01-2010, 01:34 PM
I doubt that tomorrow's BYE will change into a real match.

FFS, can you write a sentence other than some variation of Nadal has bye? Please, tell us who is not a bye and you wouldn't whine, but if possible in the thread that actually concerns Nadal and his match.

Filo V.
05-01-2010, 01:36 PM
He should have won the first set to love or 6-1. He started serving poorly, Ferrer started putting the ball in the court, and the rest is history.

Nando looked like a beaten man at the end, physically and mentally. Hopefully he uses this next week to rest completely before Madrid.

As far as Ferrer, he mostly grinded and took advantage of a weathered opponent. Going to take more than that to beat Rafa.

danielmom
05-01-2010, 01:38 PM
So glad that Ferrer won. His first Masters final!! If Verdasco had won he would have been beaten by Nadal 6-0 6-0.
At least Ferrer will make for a more interesting final.

Jills
05-01-2010, 01:42 PM
He wasn't tired, he was hurt in some way. That's obvious.

It's two different things. He has the stamina to play forever, but he couldn't move.

Anyway...I'm proud of Nando and he's had an amazing season so far.

Filo V.
05-01-2010, 01:45 PM
Looked like he was tired and hurt, or possibly got hurt because he was so tired. The matches he played during these past weeks played a major factor. It was simply too much for his body. But Nando has clearly proven himself as the second best form player on clay currently.

philosophicalarf
05-01-2010, 01:50 PM
Some good ranking points for Ferrer too, jumps from 17th to 12th, ahead of Gonzo, and only 200 points off Cilic.

gorgo1986
05-01-2010, 01:51 PM
Looked like he was tired and hurt, or possibly got hurt because he was so tired. The matches he played during these past weeks played a major factor. It was simply too much for his body. But Nando has clearly proven himself as the second best form player on clay currently.

I more than agree with that. He has beaten Soderling, Djokovic, Djokovic, Ferrer in just a matter of weeks.

tennishero
05-01-2010, 01:57 PM
happy for ferrer.. but the quality of this masters has been really poor, looks more like a 500 event.

rolandgarros
05-01-2010, 02:02 PM
expected

Pirata.
05-01-2010, 02:18 PM
happy for ferrer.. but the quality of this masters has been really poor, looks more like a 500 event.


Expected when you are missing three guys in the top ten (granted Roddick is mediocre on clay and Fed loses his first match, and good clay players like Ferrero and Gonzalez are out early or missing as well.

paseo
05-01-2010, 02:40 PM
So glad that Ferrer won. His first Masters final!! If Verdasco had won he would have been beaten by Nadal 6-0 6-0.
At least Ferrer will make for a more interesting final.

Almost no clay match is interesting when it involves Nadal. You already know who's gonna win. Nadal is too far and away the best player on clay, it's getting boring.

Lopez
05-01-2010, 02:45 PM
At least I got this one right in the draw challenge. Way to go Ferry :yeah:

vn01
05-01-2010, 02:46 PM
expected

+1.

Bilbo
05-01-2010, 04:03 PM
nando needs a wheelchair seat booked on his flight back

expected win by ferrer

CyBorg
05-01-2010, 04:21 PM
Verdasco looked destroyed. Not by Ferrer. His body and mind just gave out.

Arkulari
05-01-2010, 04:59 PM
Nando was done, completely out of gas but he has had an amazing clay season :)

Vamos Pics, fight tomorrow!!! :D

cobalt60
05-01-2010, 05:48 PM
:yeah: Looked like Verdasco was cramping a bit at the end and could not move well. Body was fatigued plain and simple. Excellent run by both these guys the last few weeks.

Rumour
05-01-2010, 06:25 PM
Yay Pics :yippee:

*Jean*
05-01-2010, 06:49 PM
Yay, well done David! :D

Topspin Forehand
05-01-2010, 07:10 PM
Poor Verdasco ran out of gas in this one. He needs to rest up. Falling into the same trap Nadal did last year.

ChinoRios4Ever
05-01-2010, 08:58 PM
El futuro debe descansar :yeah:

well done Pics :smoke:

Ad Wim
05-01-2010, 09:12 PM
Didn't Verdasco run out of gas a long time ago? it was just winning the first set which was key. I am certain that if GGL or Djoko had won the first set, he would have been gone earlier.

Smoke944
05-02-2010, 02:51 AM
Fernando needs to rest, but wow what a clay season for him this has been.
And it's been great for David as well. Good luck tomorrow Pics :scared:

Jimnik
05-02-2010, 04:21 AM
Ferrer's first ever Masters final and thoroughly deserved. Good to see him bringing his South American clay form into Europe.

FlameOn
05-02-2010, 04:34 AM
Good week anyway Nando. :hug:

Now rest up for God's sakes.