Cincinnati R1: David Ferrer (10) def. Alexandr Dolgopolov 3-6 6-3 6-4

08-16-2010, 10:34 PM
This was a great match.
Ferrer fought through, and Dolgo showed why he will be in the top 20 sometime next year.
Huge forehand and great talent.

Congrats David :yeah:

08-16-2010, 10:36 PM
Faray showed good fight because Dolgopolov was looking very good the first set.

Alex needs to learn when to slow down just a bit...he has those random games where everything will just spiral downwards and before you blink it's 0-40. I'm sure he'll figure this out and soon be winning matches like this one and last weeks against Berdych

08-16-2010, 10:40 PM
Thought Dolgopololopododaa would have too much for Pics.

The Magician
08-16-2010, 10:40 PM
Should have broken in the last game, bad call from the linesperson and no hawkeye :sad: Hopefully Dolgo doesn't take it too hard, he has a great future :dance:

08-16-2010, 10:40 PM
Dolgo the usual wildly unpredictable fireball stuff. Needs a little more hard court experience to really compete at this level though - the court was just a bit too fast for him today, resulted in a huge number of timing errors.

08-16-2010, 10:41 PM
great match, maybe too many errors from Ferrer, but he showed his usual consistancy and mental strenght.. I hope Dolgo takes these long matches as trainings, he never played with top players, and I hope he'll improves his game in the next 3-4 months

oh well, I hope at least that Dolgo trains his FUCKING awful return on first and second serves

08-16-2010, 10:42 PM
As people predicted, Ferrer's superior consistency winning it for him in the end but still an entertaining battle.

59 UEs for Dolgo :lol: He just goes for absolutely every shot. It'll be fantastic when he learns to tone it down slightly alongside that enthusiasm....

Faray showed good fight because Dolgopolov was looking very good the first set.
:rolls: Omg was that getting beyond grating.

08-16-2010, 10:47 PM
That was a great match to watch, very entertaining stuff. Great fightback from Ferru after being a set and a break down but we are used to that by now. In the end it was a good win for David over what is becoming a very good, talented player innDolgopolov. Just hope Ferru keeps it going in the next round!!!!!!!!!

I really like this kid, especially his attitude and think he's gonna have a great future ahead of him. I too can see him in the top twenty before too long...............

08-16-2010, 10:48 PM

08-16-2010, 10:52 PM
:rolls: Omg was that getting beyond grating.

It certainly was :lol: . You expect him to say it right when he says "Dah-veed" and then he pulls a Brad Gilbert and goes "Far-aaayyyyyy"

08-16-2010, 10:53 PM
Dolgopolov is really coming along. Ferrer did well to win this one :yeah:

08-16-2010, 10:54 PM
59 UEs for Dolgo :lol: He just goes for absolutely every shot.

He'll never be accused of being a pusher; he's the anti-Murray (at least anti-Murray pre Toronto). Like the guy's enuthsiasm and seems to be really enjoying himself on the court - hope time on the tour doesn't turn him into an old sour puss like Ferrer.

Result as expected, Ferrer too consistent but will be interesting to see Dolgo after a few more years of experience.

08-16-2010, 11:15 PM
Doglo really looks a player.

Fun match.

Filo V.
08-17-2010, 12:22 AM
David had too much consistency and willpower to lose this match, but as has been said, Dolgo was very impressive. He goes for his shots, that's for sure. Also has a decent net game, decent slice backhand, decent mover, and of course the really powerful and fast shots and serve. He's going to be really good once he learns to become a better match player.

As for David, just proving once more how much heart he has. Great win for him. He got more aggressive after breaking back in the second set, and it payed off for him.

08-17-2010, 12:28 AM
I was there, it was a great match to watch :) Olek/Alek/Sasha/whatever he's going by now was really good, going for a lot of shots even though they went out. He's definitely one to watch, his serve is strange but effective and once he learns patience and how to get those out-wide forehands to stay in, he'll be top twenty for sure.

08-17-2010, 03:50 AM
Ferrer is such an experienced fighter, Dolgo will progress.

08-17-2010, 04:13 AM
Yay Pics :bigclap:

08-17-2010, 06:10 AM
Olek :hug:
David ;)

Ad Wim
08-17-2010, 06:17 AM
Wow, went to bed at 6-3 *1-0 for Dolgo and he was playing amazing! Good thing Ferrer turned it around. Both faves of mine, but David needed the win more.

08-17-2010, 06:49 AM
Ferrer is not lucky with his draws : Nalbandian in Toronto, Dolgopolov then Querrey in Cincinnati...

08-17-2010, 08:54 AM
I see Dolgo making his way to top 30 this year.

08-17-2010, 09:01 AM
It was strange, many errors but still a good match to watch. :D

08-17-2010, 11:16 AM
Good win for Ferru :) Hope he can havea decent run this week.

Also promising stuff from Alex, really needs to sort out that second serve though, some of them going in at barely over 70mph. Problem is there is no loading point on his serve, it's such a quick action I'm not actually sure how he could get more pace out of what it currently is on the 2nd serve.

Needs to sort out his returns as well.

08-17-2010, 11:34 AM
I picked dolgopolov to win this in the draw challenge. Close, he's not that far away.

08-17-2010, 12:09 PM
good job Ferru !

Guy Haines
08-17-2010, 05:44 PM
:rolls: Omg was that getting beyond grating.

A bad John Barrett imitation.

This match is the first one to make me have doubts about Olek. He really needs to work on return of serve because it's bad to have that as a problem area. He also showed his lack of maturity/concentration, but Pics made him look young because Pics is a veteran taking care of business.

Once Pics got a read on Olek's serve the match changed.

08-17-2010, 07:21 PM
yeah his main weaknesses right now are 1) return on serve 2) mental continuity and strategy of play

and I think that with training and experience next year he'll improve a lot