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David Ferrer Paris Masters Champion 2012

alisia
11-05-2010, 08:06 PM
2010 draw

Terrible draw :help:

(1) Federer v Bye
(WC) Mahut v Gasquet
Q v Stepanek
Bye v (14) Almagro

(11) Melzer v Bye
De Bakker v Q
Berrer v Q
Bye v (7) Ferrer

(3) Murray v Bye
(SE) Granollers v Nalbandian
Stakhovsky v Q
Bye v (13) Cilic

(12) Monfils v Bye
Istomin v Q
(WC) Clement v Lopez
Bye v (6) Verdasco


(8) Roddick v Bye
Malisse v Tipsarevic
Gulbis v Chela
Bye v (9) Youzhny

(15) Ljubicic v Bye
Wawrinka v Q
Golubev v Simon
Bye v (4) Soderling

(5) Berdych v Bye
Montanes v (WC) Serra
Kohlschreiber v Bellucci
Bye v (10) Davydenko

(16) Isner v Bye
Starace v Llodra
Monaco v Querrey
Bye v (2) Djokovic

Edda
11-07-2010, 01:32 AM
Good luck, Ferru!

Sommarsverige
11-07-2010, 02:16 AM
Not the best draw, but vamos chico :yeah:

alisia
11-09-2010, 10:49 PM
Oop for Tuesday

COURT 1 start 10:30 am
S Stakhovsky (UKR) vs [13] M Cilic (CRO)
[15] I Ljubicic (CRO) vs S Wawrinka (SUI)
[11] J Melzer (AUT) vs [Q] S Giraldo (COL)
T Bellucci (BRA) vs [10] N Davydenko (RUS)
[Q] F Fognini (ITA) vs [7] D Ferrer (ESP)
[WC] A Clement (FRA) / M Llodra (FRA) vs [2] D Nestor (CAN) / N Zimonjic (SRB)

16681
11-10-2010, 08:16 AM
Well the 1st Rd match up was good at least! Everyone loves "Bye". Vamos David please win because we want you at the end of the year Tournament :D

16681
11-10-2010, 08:20 AM
Oop for Tuesday

COURT 1 start 10:30 am
S Stakhovsky (UKR) vs [13] M Cilic (CRO)
[15] I Ljubicic (CRO) vs S Wawrinka (SUI)
[11] J Melzer (AUT) vs [Q] S Giraldo (COL)
T Bellucci (BRA) vs [10] N Davydenko (RUS)
[Q] F Fognini (ITA) vs [7] D Ferrer (ESP)
[WC] A Clement (FRA) / M Llodra (FRA) vs [2] D Nestor (CAN) / N Zimonjic (SRB)

I would think David can defeat Fognini. But I'm no good at going through the draw when it is listed like it has to be done here :sad: If David defeats Fognini, what would be his 3nd Rd Match?

Ad Wim
11-10-2010, 08:34 AM
Well the 1st Rd match up was good at least! Everyone loves "Bye". Vamos David please win because we want you at the end of the year Tournament :D

He is already for 99% qualified.

Edda
11-10-2010, 01:16 PM
Oh, Ferru! I would love for you to qualify for the year-end championships! Vamos!

Sommarsverige
11-10-2010, 03:30 PM
I am already getting excited for Ferrus Match against Fabio :)

Hope I will get home in time :worship:

alisia
11-10-2010, 07:55 PM
David beat Fabio 3-6 6-4 7-6 :worship:

Sommarsverige
11-10-2010, 08:27 PM
:bounce: :bounce:

So happy he won :yippee: It really was a crazy match!

Next up tomorrow is Melzer, vamos Ferru!

alisia
11-10-2010, 09:22 PM
Oop for Thursday

COURT 1 start 11:00 am
[6] M Bhupathi (IND) / M Mirnyi (BLR) vs J Erlich (ISR) / M Kohlmann (GER)
Not Before 1:30 PM
[11] J Melzer (AUT) vs [Q] F Fognini (ITA) or [7] D Ferrer (ESP)
Not Before 3:00 PM
[5] T Berdych (CZE) vs [10] N Davydenko (RUS) - Possible Court Change
M Knowles (BAH) / A Ram (ISR) vs [7] R Bopanna (IND) / A Qureshi (PAK)
[8] F Cermak (CZE) / M Mertinak (SVK) vs [4] L Kubot (POL) / O Marach (AUT)
[1] B Bryan (USA) / M Bryan (USA) vs W Moodie (RSA) / D Norman (BEL) or [5] M Fyrstenberg (POL) / M Matkowski (POL)

cobalt60
11-10-2010, 11:16 PM
We know Melzer is vying for the last spot at the Championships so :scared:

16681
11-11-2010, 02:31 AM
David :yeah: And Vamos for tomorrow :D

Edda
11-11-2010, 01:08 PM
Vamos, David!

16681
11-11-2010, 03:11 PM
David lost in 3 Sets to Melzer :sad: I don't know what that does to his chances of making the year end final. The Tennis Channel that isn't all that great about accurate information said that Melzer would have to win the Tournament to get a spot while Nando would have to reach the Finals. However, the ATP site said Roddick going to the QFs knocked Melzer out! And Verdasco was defeated by Monfils so I'm sure he's out :sad:

ariel2
11-11-2010, 04:18 PM
Ferrer lost to Meltzer 76(6) 26 63. Check out the latest from the ATP site Mae. Berdych, Ferrer, and Roddick have indeed qualified for the finals. Roddick's winning officially knocked out Meltzer for the singles berth. Nando lost a really tight one to Monfils that ruined his chances. What a match that was.

So all aboard the Ferrer express to London. :drink:

alisia
11-11-2010, 07:02 PM
David may have lost but he's going to London :woohoo:

BERDYCH, FERRER, RODDICK CLAIM LAST THREE SPOTS IN BARCLAYS ATP WORLD TOUR FINALS

No. 9 Verdasco’s loss guarantees eight-man field in London

LONDON – The last three positions in the season-ending Barclays ATP World Tour Finals have been determined on Thursday with Tomas Berdych of the Czech Republic, David Ferrer of Spain and Andy Roddick of the U.S. rounding out the eight-man field in London.

All three players were guaranteed a spot in the year-end championship as a result of No. 9 Fernando Verdasco losing to Gael Monfils in the third round of the BNP Paribas Masters in Paris on Thursday and by Roddick’s earlier singles win over Ernests Gulbis. Roddick, who is No. 8 in the year-to-date ATP Rankings, now has enough points to stay ahead of No. 11 Jurgen Melzer even if the Austrian wins the Paris title this week.

Berdych, Ferrer and Roddick join a blockbuster singles line-up featuring Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray and Robin Soderling as the world’s top eight players battle it out for the last title of the season in London.

In doubles, Lukasz Kubot and Oliver Marach became the fifth team to qualify following their win over Nicolas Almagro and David Marrero in Paris on Wednesday. The final three doubles berths will be determined this week in Paris.

Berdych, Ferrer and Roddick’s qualifications also mean that their self-portraits, created using paint-covered tennis balls, will be displayed as part of the ‘Art of Tennis’ exhibition at La Galleria Pall Mall in London until 18 November, as well as being displayed in the Fan Zone at The O2 during the tournament. Their original works of art are also being auctioned online for charity through: BarclaysATPWorldTourFinals.com/ArtofTennis. The first artwork open for bidding, Robin Soderling's self-portrait, has already attracted a top bid of more than US$1,500 in the opening days.

Berdych, 25, is the lone player making his maiden debut in the season finale. He reached his first Grand Slam final at Wimbledon in July (l. to Nadal) and is currently a personal-high No. 6 in the South African Airways 2010 ATP Rankings. In addition to a runner-up at the ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Miami tournament in April (l. to Roddick), Berdych was a semi-finalist at Roland Garros and quarter-finalist in seven other tournaments. Berdych will finish in the Top 10 for the first time in his career and he made the biggest jump of any player in the Top 10 from last season, climbing from No. 20.

Berdych said: "Qualifying for London is the pay off for all the hard work during the year and I'm very happy to see my name among the best eight players in the world."

Ferrer, 28, who previously qualified for the season finale three years ago when he finished No. 5, reached the title match that year in Shanghai, losing to No. 1 Roger Federer. He captured titles in Acapulco in February and in his hometown of Valencia last Sunday while reaching clay court finals in Buenos Aires in February and ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Rome in May. Last month he was a finalist in Beijing. He also won the most clay court matches (31) during the year and second-most (60) overall, behind Rafael Nadal (67).

Ferrer said: “It is great to qualify again. Last year I was watching the final on TV. I am so happy to be playing in London this year.”

Roddick, 28, who qualified for the eighth consecutive year, will be making his first appearance at The O2. Last year he qualified but had to withdraw due to a knee injury. Roddick is a three-time semi-finalist in the year-end championship. He began the season with his first title in Australia in Brisbane and three months later he captured his fifth career ATP World Tour Masters 1000 crown in Miami. He is the third active titles leader with 29 on the ATP World Tour, trailing only Federer (65) and Nadal (43). Roddick has won at least one ATP title for 10 straight years and he finished in the Top 10 for the ninth consecutive year. He is the last American ATP World Tour No. 1 in 2003.

Roddick said: “I think it's a goal at the beginning of every year… It's certainly an accomplishment every year. It's an honor to qualify once and each time you realise how tough it actually is. You can't just play well for one week. It's the culmination of doing it week after week on tour.”

Sommarsverige
11-11-2010, 07:28 PM
So sad David lost against Melzer :sad: But soooooo happy he has qualiefied for London :bounce: :bounce:
I am sooooooooooo happy for you, Ali, and I am happy for me as well, because I can at least see him on TV one more time this year ;)

alisia
11-11-2010, 07:35 PM
:) I may have to take my camera with me to London now ;)

Sommarsverige
11-11-2010, 07:44 PM
:) I may have to take my camera with me to London now ;)

You definitely have to ;) No excuses for not taking it! Which days will you go?

alisia
11-11-2010, 08:31 PM
You definitely have to ;) No excuses for not taking it! Which days will you go?

We are there for both sessions Sun-Wed & then the afternoon session on Thursday :) which means I should see at least 2 of David's matches :D

Sommarsverige
11-11-2010, 08:43 PM
We are there for both sessions Sun-Wed & then the afternoon session on Thursday :) which means I should see at least 2 of David's matches :D

Cool :) Which you soooooo much already & take lots of nice photos :)

cobalt60
11-11-2010, 10:52 PM
Enjoy the tennis Ali! I am glad he actually lost as now he can rest up. A lot of tennis played this year although I think he actually played less tournies but did better:banana:

16681
11-12-2010, 05:33 AM
Ferrer lost to Meltzer 76(6) 26 63. Check out the latest from the ATP site Mae. Berdych, Ferrer, and Roddick have indeed qualified for the finals. Roddick's winning officially knocked out Meltzer for the singles berth. Nando lost a really tight one to Monfils that ruined his chances. What a match that was.

So all aboard the Ferrer express to London. :drink:
Poor Nando not only did he lose, but I just had to correct his nickname in my post--I had him as Nanado :eek: Sorry about that :o Well I'm glad David made it into the end of the year Finals and maybe him going out when he did in Paris will help him rest up. He has been playing a lot of tennis lately so I'm sure he could use some rest! But Roddick going to the end of the year Final yet again :rolleyes:

Getta
11-13-2010, 12:06 AM
Enjoy the tennis Ali! I am glad he actually lost as now he can rest up.

i was there live for his match with Melzer, sitting in the first row three feet from the sideline. and, he himself was not glad he lost... hugely impressed by his passion and his professionalism. he didn't deny kids' request to an autograph before leaving the court after he lost.

great attitude and nice to see him cementing his place in the finals at London's O2 Arena.

Sommarsverige
11-13-2010, 12:37 PM
i was there live for his match with Melzer, sitting in the first row three feet from the sideline. and, he himself was not glad he lost... hugely impressed by his passion and his professionalism. he didn't deny kids' request to an autograph before leaving the court after he lost.

great attitude and nice to see him cementing his place in the finals at London's O2 Arena.

Thanks for your report, Getta :) And exactly what you described is something I really love about David: He is a real sportsman, both on and off court :)

cobalt60
11-13-2010, 04:44 PM
i was there live for his match with Melzer, sitting in the first row three feet from the sideline. and, he himself was not glad he lost... hugely impressed by his passion and his professionalism. he didn't deny kids' request to an autograph before leaving the court after he lost.

great attitude and nice to see him cementing his place in the finals at London's O2 Arena.

I am not surprised as I have seen him play as well. And yes off court a very nice young man:yeah:

Carol96
11-14-2010, 10:11 AM
i was there live for his match with Melzer, sitting in the first row three feet from the sideline. and, he himself was not glad he lost... hugely impressed by his passion and his professionalism. he didn't deny kids' request to an autograph before leaving the court after he lost.

great attitude and nice to see him cementing his place in the finals at London's O2 Arena.

Thanks, Getta. That's David all over - huge respect for his fans and so very generous when he must have been feeling really sore.

I have also heard that after Spain lost in the David Cup to France, David was the only one to stay around, congratulate the French team and sign autographs.

Truely "bien educado" - which I understand means well brought up, gentlemanly, mannerly. All in all a top guy!:worship:

To take the best from his loss... at least it gives him time to recover physically from a gruelling week and a half. I thought he looked tired during the Melzer match. Hardly surprising, as in Valencia, he wasn't just playing, there was all the other stuff he'd have been doing as co-owner...

alisia
11-04-2011, 11:16 PM
[1] Novak Djokovic vs BYE
Fabio Fognini v Ivan Dodig
Kei Nishikori v Qualifier
BYE vs [15] Viktor Troicki
[9] Nicolas Almagro v BYE
Qualifier v Nikolay Davydenko
Guillermo Garcia-Lopez v Qualifier
BYE v [6] Jo-Wilfried Tsonga

[4] David Ferrer v BYE
Juan Carlos Ferrero v Qualifier
Mikhail Youzhny v Qualifier
BYE v [14] Alexandr Dolgopolov
[12] Juan Martin Del Potro v BYE
Stanislas Wawrinka vs John Isner
Michael Llodra v Feliciano Lopez
BYE v [8] Gael Monfils

[7] Mardy Fish v BYE
Florian Mayer v Radek Stepanek
Juan Monaco v Qualifier
BYE v [10] Gilles Simon
[16] Richard Gasquet v BYE
Gilles Muller v Kevin Anderson
Dmitry Tursunov v Adrian Mannarino
BYE v [3] Roger Federer

[5] Tomas Berdych v BYE
Marin Cilic v Fernando Verdasco
Thomaz Bellucci v Alex Bogomolov Jr.
BYE v [11] Janko Tipsarevic
[13] Andy Roddick v BYE
Milos Raonic v Julien Benneteau
Jeremy Chardy v Marcel Granollers
BYE v [2] Andy Murray

Edda
11-05-2011, 02:33 AM
Good luck, Ferru!

cobalt60
11-11-2011, 11:42 PM
Well time to prepare for London ( would be nice if he did well this year since he is my fav of all playing at the moment) and DC - hmmm not sure how I feel about this one though :p

Edda
11-12-2011, 01:28 AM
Good luck, David at London and Davis Cup!

iramlatif
11-12-2011, 02:32 AM
Well time to prepare for London ( would be nice if he did well this year since he is my fav of all playing at the moment) and DC - hmmm not sure how I feel about this one though :p

sue, are you by any chance Argentinian? (U also mentioned u had wanted a delpo vs ferru valencian final.)

Anyway, I'm relieved that David can just switch his focus over to an even more important tournament coming up. I so want him to excel this year.

I hope everyone here has a great weekend. :)

nalbyfan
11-12-2011, 12:40 PM
I read on ATP website that he'll play Aucklland 2012 along with Verdasco

Edda
11-13-2011, 12:13 AM
Davis Cup should be fun with all the Juans and the Davids. I would love to go to Spain to see that one! Vamos, David and Spain!

cobalt60
11-13-2011, 08:38 PM
sue, are you by any chance Argentinian? (U also mentioned u had wanted a delpo vs ferru valencian final.)

Anyway, I'm relieved that David can just switch his focus over to an even more important tournament coming up. I so want him to excel this year.

I hope everyone here has a great weekend. :)

Oh no. Born in the USA a very long time ago :p And my ancestors are from Morocco, Russia and Poland. I have been a fan of Ferrer for a long time and Delpo since about mid 2007. I couldn't be more pleased about a Spain vs Argentina final in DC but to be honest I think Argentina needs to win this one. Spain needs to share:p :lol:

Carol96
11-13-2011, 09:01 PM
At least David has equalled his record in Paris, getting to the QFs - he now has time to prepare for London & Davis Cup Final. Equally, at the end of a demanding year, I can't blame Rafa for pulling out of Paris and Nole withdrawing with his shoulder (although folks are saying he went into it to get his $M 1 ATP bonus...) to my way of thinking, a top player's career today is so short, these these earnings and whatever endorsements they secure are their salary - cos in about 20 years or so, unless they are business savvy, they'll need it...

cobalt60
11-13-2011, 09:45 PM
At least David has equalled his record in Paris, getting to the QFs - he now has time to prepare for London & Davis Cup Final. Equally, at the end of a demanding year, I can't blame Rafa for pulling out of Paris and Nole withdrawing with his shoulder (although folks are saying he went into it to get his $M 1 ATP bonus...) to my way of thinking, a top player's career today is so short, these these earnings and whatever endorsements they secure are their salary - cos in about 20 years or so, unless they are business savvy, they'll need it...

:yeah: Although Nole does like to spend I think:p

Edda
11-14-2011, 01:43 AM
I can't wait to see David and Rafa in the WTF in London and at Davis Cup in Spain! A double dose of my favorite Spaniards! I wonder if Juanqui will be there to support them. I was so happy for Ferru and Juanqui this year. I was also excited to see Roger Federer win for the first time in Bercy abd Marcel Granollers win the title in Valencia.

Like Sue, I am American (of German and Italian descent), but I have a curious fascination for Spanish players. They seem to have a close bond with their families, especially Ferru, Rafa, Juanqui and Marcel.

iramlatif
11-14-2011, 03:38 AM
Oh no. Born in the USA a very long time ago :p And my ancestors are from Morocco, Russia and Poland. I have been a fan of Ferrer for a long time and Delpo since about mid 2007. I couldn't be more pleased about a Spain vs Argentina final in DC but to be honest I think Argentina needs to win this one. Spain needs to share:p :lol:

:) But Sue, Argentina needs to earn it! Although I'll admit a tiny part of me feels bad for Nalby...he has said a couple of times his main tennis goal is to win Davis cup for his country...but it just seems like it'll be extremely tough for him. No disrespect to him (or his fans) but he's not in his peak form. And we all know that clay Rafa and David are masters. But let's see what's to come. It's gonna be a fun DC final.

And I hope David does well this time in London. He so got the "whipping-boy" title last year!

cobalt60
11-14-2011, 12:49 PM
:) But Sue, Argentina needs to earn it! Although I'll admit a tiny part of me feels bad for Nalby...he has said a couple of times his main tennis goal is to win Davis cup for his country...but it just seems like it'll be extremely tough for him. No disrespect to him (or his fans) but he's not in his peak form. And we all know that clay Rafa and David are masters. But let's see what's to come. It's gonna be a fun DC final.

And I hope David does well this time in London. He so got the "whipping-boy" title last year!

Absolutely! Let's hope it is a final totally worth it with drama and good play:p I love Cup finals where it goes to the fifth rubber and there is a hero :banana:

Edda
11-15-2011, 01:13 AM
I hope that David does well this time. I was excited when he made the WTF in London last year and I hope he can improve his performance this year. I hope he and Rafa both do well. (I have a thing for the Armada Boys!)

I also hope for a good 2012 for Juanqui as well. When he does decide to retire, I hope it will be on his terms and he can make the transition into his already varied life outside of tennis without being injured or ill.

iramlatif
10-31-2012, 08:19 AM
I hope it's okay that I am refreshing this thread. He plays Marcel on the main court, first match. :) I hope he's not too tired from last week. If he's in good condition I think David will win it comfortably.

Sommarsverige
10-31-2012, 10:41 AM
Thanks for refreshing this thread, Iram :yeah:

I also think normally Ferru should win comfortably...vamosssss!!

Sophitia, I wish you a wonderful day today at the tennis :) Looking forward to hear your stories!!

Sophitia36
11-01-2012, 12:38 AM
Great idea Iram!

Thanks everyone, I had a great day today. Well, it was not 100% great, there were some bad things, but also some wonderful things...

Let's start with the bad things. I could only get Category 5 tickets for today, and of course, they put Ferru on the big court, so basically, I was half-marvelling at the fact that I was watching him play for the first time, and half-enraging at the fact that I was stuck behind a stupid balcony, very far from the court, not being able to take any good pics, and moreover, having to contemplate a stadium that was about 60% empty below!

I'm so disappointed at the "Category 5" experience after enjoying Category 1 tickets on Monday, I spent part of the day trying to exchange my tickets for tomorrow. I even decided to just buy another ticket, a Cat. 2, for the day session, and guess what? Although it seemed perfectly obvious that they would schedule Tsonga vs Almagro, and Llodra vs Del Potro as the two evening matches (because so far, they have ALWAYS scheduled matches with French players on evening sessions), they somehow decided to put Ferru vs Wawrinka! So basically I "wasted" 30 extra euros and I'm still going to be stuck in Category 5 for Ferru's match. My bet was about 90% safe and I lost :(

Now, the good things : Ferru played very well against Marcel, it took him a couple of games to get into the match, and then he had it completely under control. He only scared me a little when he failed to finish it (but a couple of weird things happened and probably bothered him a bit... a point was interrupted for a reason I did not understand - probably because a big noise was heard, like a mike being hit - and then on another point, Marcel lobbed a ball into the giant screen and complained because he lost the point).

And the BEST thing of all... Today we were blessed with an autograph session with Ferru!!! They made us wait a little for the announcement, they had only two names (Nishikori and Janowicz), and said they were waiting for the third... But all morning I had a good feeling about this, I knew it had to be Ferru they were waiting for, and they were probably assuming he'd say yes (apparently he always does) and waiting for an official confirmation.
So at about 1pm they announced he was the third player signing autographs today! A LOT of people came, some even had to be turned away, but of course I went early and I got my autograph (also took plenty of pictures, they're not very good but they're still close-ups so I'll probably share a few).
Actually, I even asked him for two, because a woman asked me if I could get one for her son. Normally, you're not allowed to have two, but she said he was really nice and he would do it, and he did.

Oh and of course I got spotted by a number of people as a crazy Ferrer fan but that's just normal (I don't shout or anything but when you go around asking everyone if Ferrer is going to give autographs today, if they know when and where he's going to play and so on, they end up noticing you :D)

That's it for today, I guess, I have to go to bed because I have another full day of matches tomorrow (plus a hunt for Category 1 or 2 evening tickets... but that's gonna be hard, if not impossible :sad:)

Sophitia36
11-01-2012, 01:03 AM
I'll post only one for now, I think it's one of the best I took (so you can see the standard and be warned not to have high expectations about my pics :D ) http://sphotos-a.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/s480x480/534592_636543310314_535366442_n.jpg

Edda
11-01-2012, 01:51 AM
How lucky you are, Sophitia! I would love to meet David someday! That picture of him is so nice!

iramlatif
11-01-2012, 07:35 AM
OMG!!! I have a huge smile for you Sophitia. I am so FREAKIN' excited and happy for u. I have seen him play in Monte Carlo, and yes he did a few feet away...but to get an AUTOGRAPH??? You are SOOOOOOOO lucky! If I was u, I swear I would have become melted butter. He is so beautiful to look at. I can't believe you got to live this experience, I'm sure u'll remember it for the rest of your life. I am dying to see the pics u took, but then again don't rush. Enjoy your time there. Sophitia, YOU SHOULD have hugged him ;) I've seen him be very loving with his fans. :) :) I am really happy for u.

Chris Kuerten
11-01-2012, 10:37 AM
My congratulations on graduating as a true Ferrer fan :rocker2:

Sophitia36
11-02-2012, 01:18 AM
Thanks! It was an incredible moment for sure. It was not really possible to ask for a hug, we were given instructions to be quick, not to take photos next to Ferru, and not to ask for more than one autograph, because there were so many people waiting. Also he looked a little bit tired so I didn't want to be annoying...

Today was also unbelievable.
I saw Murray lose against Janowicz (incredible atmosphere, the best of all the matches I've been to), and then Llodra eliminate Del Potro (also crazy atmosphere of course since Llodra's French).
And then, I saw Ferru against Wawrinka! I was so anxious, and I somehow ended up in the middle of the "unofficial" Wawrinka clan (some of his friends were there). But I did get my category 1 seats, and as the match ended very late, a lot of people left and gradually we were able to come down, and further down, until we were really really close.

At the end of the match I was really close to Ferru (I was near the door where the players come in and out). He was giving an interview to some TV station, and I tried to take pictures, and maybe get another autograph, but the security guards threw us out, they were eager to close the building and go home... I can tell you, I'm an obedient girl, and I would have been ashamed to force them to throw me out by force, but it took all my willpower to get away from him. Basically I went up the stairs with my head turned back, trying not to lose sight of him for as long as I could :D

I haven't had time to see what people here have to say about all the top guys losing, but I suspect there are rumours that they did not really try very hard to win (Murray seemed to be trying, but to be honest, Djokovic and Del Potro were absolutely dreadful).

Yesterday, someone asked my why on earth would I prefer watching Ferru over Del Potro... Well, too bad I won't be able to discuss that with him again, because today was a great answer. DelPo was awful, I didn't have the impression he was even trying to play properly...
Now when fans of DelPo whine about Ferru being ranked higher, I'll ask them: have you ever seen Ferrer lose a match on purpose because he had an interest in it, or simply, not try at all? I think not. Well, that's it: Ferrer respects his fans, and the audience. And to be honest, there was quite a lot of resentment in Paris towards all the top guys: Federer who retired at the last minute, Djokovic who came just to avoid the penalty but obviously did not intend to play for real, Murray who also played badly and DelPo who was just terrible.
Sure, the people responsible are first and foremost those who scheduled the WTF right after Bercy. But still, I'm disappointed in these players who pretended to come and didn't play for real.
The good news is that Ferru now has a big chance of winning this Masters... That is, if he can beat Tsonga (and Tsonga's not playing well at the moment, he was pretty bad again tonight) and whoever comes next (difficult to tell with all those surprises!)
OK I'd like to tell you even more, but I must go to bed! I'm going home tomorrow... :sad:

Edda
11-02-2012, 01:47 AM
I was very excited for Ferru today! I hope he wins against Tsonga tomorrow and can win the tournament! I would love to meet him (and Rafa, Roger and Juanqui) someday!

Mae
11-02-2012, 09:46 AM
Great reporting :D And no pictures of David can ever be bad :hearts:

Sommarsverige
11-02-2012, 12:14 PM
Sophitia, really happy for you that you had such a wonderful time :yeah:

And also thanks a lot for the picture! I really like it, but also think Ferru looks a little tired.

I also watched the match yesterday evening and I am so happy Ferru won :bounce: I think it´s unbelievable that he is always there in the important moments, this is really what makes the difference between him and some other players!
I am really curious about the match against Tsonga tonight... I am at a concert, so I am very sad I can´t watch the match :-( But I will be there in spirit and so hope Ferru will be the winner.

Chris Kuerten
11-02-2012, 06:46 PM
I'll ask them: have you ever seen Ferrer lose a match on purpose because he had an interest in it, or simply, not try at all? I think not. Well, that's it: Ferrer respects his fans, and the audience. Exactly. David and Federer are the only real men in the top 10.

Edda
11-03-2012, 01:45 AM
David won his match against Tsonga! I'm so excited! Congratulations, Ferru!

Kat_YYZ
11-03-2012, 03:47 AM
congrats Ferru, and congrats Sophitia on your adventures with David :D

Sophitia36
11-03-2012, 07:32 AM
I want a Ferrer/Janowicz final!!!

I really like Llodra, I think he can play some truly amazing tennis, but still... not today Mika! Today is David's day and tomorrow will be his first Masters victory! :D

iramlatif
11-03-2012, 07:06 PM
:) Guys he's in the final! Sophitia, is there anyway u can see the final?

I think this will be his best chance to win a masters title!

marta came to watch too.
**I loved how Llodra was in good spirits after the match, and how he hugged ferru!

Chris Kuerten
11-03-2012, 07:08 PM
I'm nervous.

cobalt60
11-03-2012, 07:10 PM
And the energizer man goes on! He really deserves this title. Such an honorable guy ie no tanking from him.

Sophitia36
11-03-2012, 07:22 PM
:) Guys he's in the final! Sophitia, is there anyway u can see the final?

I think this will be his best chance to win a masters title!

marta came to watch too.
**I loved how Llodra was in good spirits after the match, and how he hugged ferru!

No, unfortunately, no way I can watch the final live! I had tickets only for 3 days, and anyway, I must be back to work on Monday morning. The final is probably completely sold out (and I have already spent quite a lot of money, buying category 1 tickets for Thursday lol)

But I hope I'll be able to watch it on TV... I'm staying at my parents' house now, and tomorrow, me and my colleague are travelling back to the city we work in. I must beg her to differ the trip until the end of the final :angel:

And the energizer man goes on! He really deserves this title. Such an honorable guy ie no tanking from him.

Yes, and now, when some fanboy of the big 4 (or of DelPo) ask me "Why on earth would you prefer to watch David Ferrer play than (insert players' name)?"... I'll just say: Bercy 2012.

David respects us, he gave his all, AND in spite of being (apparently) the only top player who really cared about Bercy, he was also the only one (save Tipsy) who gave an autograph session for the fans.

cobalt60
11-03-2012, 07:25 PM
^^ Not surprised. Haven't checked his official website in eons but at that time he monitored it himself and was very amenable to the fans who posted. I have seen at a couple of tournies I attended in the past how lovely he was to fans. I think he just does not let his success go to his head. Just very humble. One reason I have always liked him.
It is also nice to see his forum here so active again :yeah:

iramlatif
11-03-2012, 07:33 PM
hi sue, I've missed u here! Hope u're well!

This is gonna be a great final. Of course no one thought this would be the final. But we have a dream-story of Jerzy making it this far and then we have top 10 player who's been on fire this year who hasn't won a masters yet. :)

Sophitia36
11-03-2012, 07:47 PM
Yes he is really lovely. Of course in Paris it was very busy and he had to sign autographs very, very quickly, so I didn't have the opportunity to talk to him.
But he was just as I thought from the various reports and videos that I'd seen. He seems very modest and shy, which is really adorable for someone like him who is after all World N°5 (yes I do like repeating this a lot at the moment ^^).
I mean, you expect it from a young guy like Nishikori, but Ferrer is 30 years old, he's very experienced and all, and yet he seems just as shy as any of the young guys.

I like the fact that he prioritizes his direct relationship to the fans, rather than the media. I tend to believe that the more media attention you get, the less you are able to be close to your fans. David says he likes to be relatively unnoticed by the media, but on the other hand, he can always be relied on for fan events (at least that's what the Bercy organizers said!) I think that's a great choice.

Edda
11-04-2012, 01:05 AM
Congratulations, Ferru! You're in the final! Good luck tomorrow-and WIN!

Edda
11-04-2012, 01:09 AM
Iram,

I agree! It's going to be a great match! Jerzy has been playing very well and I'm so excited for Ferru! Whatever happens, a first will be recorded. Let it be David's victory!

Mae
11-04-2012, 01:22 AM
I was worried today at the first of the Match, but so glad David made it to a Final in a Masters :D And the reporting as been wonderful! Too bad you can't see the final :sad: And I hope David wins, of course, but Jerzy has just been on fire this Tournament :scared:

Sophitia36
11-04-2012, 01:08 AM
Honestly, I thoroughly enjoyed watching Jerzy beat Murray. Apart from Ferru's matches and autograph session, it was without a doubt the best time I had over the three days I spent in Bercy. The atmosphere was absolutely amazing.

I really love this guy, but obviously I'll be rooting for Ferru all the way. And I think Ferru will win. I'm not going to pretend I'm not scared of Janowicz, I am, because if he could beat all the others, he might also surprise Ferru... But somehow, I have the feeling that Ferru is rock solid, and that he won't get caught in the same trap. He's also really motivated, which probably wasn't the case of certain other top players...

iramlatif
11-04-2012, 02:20 PM
is anyone else watching the final?? it just started. :) I'm so excited and nervous at the same time!

cobalt60
11-04-2012, 03:15 PM
yep. enjoyable. DF has such a good return of service :yeah: I will be happy with whomever wins here

cobalt60
11-04-2012, 03:16 PM
DF just wears down his opponents so

cobalt60
11-04-2012, 03:39 PM
JJ looks exhausted. Great showing this week.

cobalt60
11-04-2012, 03:41 PM
excellent

alisia
11-04-2012, 03:45 PM
excellent

how good does it sound to say David Ferrer Paris Masters Champion :worship:

Chris Kuerten
11-04-2012, 03:46 PM
:sobbing:

iramlatif
11-04-2012, 03:47 PM
it sounds wonderful!!! :D OMG how sweet is this victory! After so many years of dedication. :)

iramlatif
11-04-2012, 03:47 PM
and what an awww moment...he did lay a smacker on her ;) Such a special win!

Sophitia36
11-04-2012, 04:16 PM
Yay! This is so awesome. He looked so happy...

And it was a beautiful final too! Jerzy did not collapse under pressure, he was visibly tired but he really gave trouble to David!

Have I stopped being a bad luck charm for my favourites? Maybe I reversed the trend by actually going to see a match? :D I go to see my first tournament, David wins his first Masters, I see it as a sign :lol:

Chris Kuerten
11-04-2012, 04:19 PM
Yay! This is so awesome. He looked so happy...

And it was a beautiful final too! Jerzy did not collapse under pressure, he was visibly tired but he really gave trouble to David!

Have I stopped being a bad luck charm for my favourites? Maybe I reversed the trend by actually going to see a match? :D I go to see my first tournament, David wins his first Masters, I see it as a sign :lol:Please go to Roland Garros.

Mae
11-04-2012, 04:31 PM
David :woohoo: And what a kiss :devil: But I couldn't believe how ugly that trophy was :rolleyes:

alisia
11-04-2012, 04:59 PM
thread title changed ;)

Sophitia36
11-04-2012, 05:30 PM
Please go to Roland Garros.

Haha! I will! ;)

Naudio Spanlatine
11-04-2012, 06:28 PM
David :banana: :banana: :banana: :inlove:

Chris Kuerten
11-04-2012, 07:06 PM
Haha! I will! ;)Will you be my Marta :hearts:?

cobalt60
11-04-2012, 08:32 PM
how good does it sound to say David Ferrer Paris Masters Champion :worship:

Yeah look who is here :banana: It sounds fantastic! He so deserves this title finally for his steadiness over the years and work ethic.

cobalt60
11-04-2012, 08:33 PM
Please go to Roland Garros.

Will you be my Marta :hearts:?

:rolls:

Kat_YYZ
11-04-2012, 08:39 PM
:bounce: :bounce: :bounce:
so happy for David! :D

Ben.
11-04-2012, 09:15 PM
What a year! Two slam SFs, two QFs. Title leader and maybe match win leader too :cheerleader:

pinkkiwi72
11-04-2012, 09:39 PM
Congratulations to Daveed - great game to watch, so deliberate, a total winner. Finally he wins 1000 pts in one game!!!!:worship:

Photo 2: David vs Goliath
Photo 3: rolling around on the floor in Paris
Photo 4: David and his Parisian tree, note his name on one of the branches
Photo 5: Posing for the press

iramlatif
11-04-2012, 10:07 PM
pinkkiwi72, love the pics- thanks!
LOL at their height difference. And I agree on that trophy, it is bizarre looking. I hope he's not too tired and can go to London with the same will to fight. Here's a pic that he tweeted after he won.
http://spainsdaviscup.files.wordpress.com/2012/11/team.jpg

Edda
11-05-2012, 01:33 AM
Congratulations, David! Good luck in London and hope you're not too tired.

Edda
11-05-2012, 01:47 AM
What an exciting year for Ferru! Great pics!

Sommarsverige
11-05-2012, 10:16 PM
I know I am pretty late, but I also wanted to say how happy I am that Ferru won his 1st Masters 1000 Title in Paris yesterday :bounce: :bounce:

If there is anyone who deserves it, it´s Ferru!! :yeah:

And it´s so good to see some of the "old Ferru fans" here again :) Thanks for changing the title, Ali :hug:

Edda
11-06-2012, 01:11 AM
I agree! That trophy is weird-looking! I;m still excited for Ferru, though!

xohxmyx
11-06-2012, 01:59 PM
p that trophy, it is bizarre looking.


I agree! That trophy is weird-looking! I;m still excited for Ferru, though!

So am I the only person who this the trophy is completely awesome then? :D
I still cant believe he won i watched afull reply again today its even more awesome the second time round

Sophitia36
11-06-2012, 05:11 PM
So am I the only person who this the trophy is completely awesome then? :D
I still cant believe he won i watched afull reply again today its even more awesome the second time round

No, I like it too! :)

Mae
11-10-2012, 05:38 AM
I must admit I still think that trophy is awful, but to see David holding a Masters Trophy does wonders to improve the look of the Trophy :D