Auckland Final: Pics Ferrer def.Olivier Rochus 6-3, 6-4 [Archive] - MensTennisForums.com

Auckland Final: Pics Ferrer def.Olivier Rochus 6-3, 6-4

Pirata.
01-14-2012, 04:28 AM
Hilarious to see the height difference at the net :lol:

Good week for Olli, great week for Pics fter a QF scare against Falla.

Kat_YYZ
01-14-2012, 04:30 AM
Yay Ferru! :woohoo:

cswab22
01-14-2012, 04:30 AM
Oliver great week to go into AO. Couldn't be happier by how the way Oliver performed this week. Still admire is game and will to win :yeah: Congrats David

emotion
01-14-2012, 04:34 AM
no way is he 5'6. 5'9 Ferrer towered over him. Rochus played top 20 this week.

Dupuis2006
01-14-2012, 04:34 AM
:bounce:

Smoke944
01-14-2012, 04:34 AM
no way is he 5'6. 5'9 Ferrer towered over him. Rochus played top 20 this week.

he's about 5'4

VolandriFan
01-14-2012, 04:37 AM
3rd Auckland title for Pics :worship:

Pirata.
01-14-2012, 04:40 AM
Olli is so tiny :lol:

Mountaindewslave
01-14-2012, 04:42 AM
it's so sad watching Rochus play because it's so clear how great he would have been if taller...

I mean a 6 foot tall Oliver Rochus would be a great champion, it's really too bad. all the talent but the height holds him back.

Ferrer is looking in devastating form, even better than at last year's Auckland and also appears to be moving fantastically. I already was expecting him to go deep in Australia but maybe more eyes will be on him after his great form in winning Auckland for the third time!!

best of luck Oliver, and David: you can beat any player in the world!! show that at the Open in the next weeks!!! :worship: :worship: :worship:

cswab22
01-14-2012, 04:43 AM
it's so sad watching Rochus play because it's so clear how great he would have been if taller...

I mean a 6 foot tall Oliver Rochus would be a great champion, it's really too bad. all the talent but the height holds him back.

Ferrer is looking in devastating form, even better than at last year's Auckland and also appears to be moving fantastically. I already was expecting him to go deep in Australia but maybe more eyes will be on him after his great form in winning Auckland for the third time!!

best of luck Oliver, and David: you can beat any player in the world!! show that at the Open in the next weeks!!! :worship: :worship: :worship:

Totally agree Oliver got some of the best talent out there, but he can't fufill it with his height :sobbing:

Mystique
01-14-2012, 05:09 AM
Great week for David, I hope he can have great AO and give Novak some trouble :D

emotion
01-14-2012, 05:22 AM
Totally agree Oliver got some of the best talent out there, but he can't fufill it with his height :sobbing:

The choking didn't help either. Still would've been consistent top 20 (and have caused one of the biggest upsets ever and a few other pretty big ones) if he could close out a match

GrantOz44
01-14-2012, 05:24 AM
Third Auckland title. Always enjoy seeing David win.

Knotty Fort
01-14-2012, 05:34 AM
The choking didn't help either. Still would've been consistent top 20 (and have caused one of the biggest upsets ever and a few other pretty big ones) if he could close out a match

Ironically his height probably has something to do with it. It is just so much easier to serve out a match when you can hit big serves, which is not common when you're 5'4".

SelvenluvJo
01-14-2012, 05:37 AM
Auckland Queen :cheerleader:

Imperfect Angel
01-14-2012, 05:40 AM
Winning Auckland 3 times seems to be Ferrer's proudest achievement so far?:p
So does he get a full year supply of beer?:haha:

Oli is so cute. He's like the guy version of Henin, he speaks like her especially.

Pirata.
01-14-2012, 06:08 AM
Probably those two epic comebacks in '09 and '11 Davis Cup finals ;)

He said Auckland was his favourite tournament, I imagine Barcelona and Valencia won't be too happy to hear that :lol:

Sommarsverige
01-14-2012, 10:32 AM
Sooo happy Ferru won Auckland again :bounce: :bounce:
It really was a great match to watch :yeah:

Good luck to David at the AO :yeah:

Sapeod
01-14-2012, 10:46 AM
If Rochus was around 6'1 or 6'2 he would be a top 10 player easily.

David was by far the best player in the draw, so he was obviously going to win this. Never in doubt, to be honest.

*Jean*
01-14-2012, 11:12 AM
David :yeah:

Mae
01-14-2012, 11:19 AM
David :yippee:

Gillouthe best
01-14-2012, 11:27 AM
Nice tournament David. He's the king of Auckland, and he's building nice statics on Hard( 4 titles on outdoor hard, 1 title on indoor hard, apart from F and SF on Masters Cup, along with F in Shangai M-1000 and SF at A.O & USO.)

nalbyfan
01-14-2012, 11:47 AM
Congrats to both players, nice match

Pirata.
01-14-2012, 02:22 PM
Nice tournament David. He's the king of Auckland, and he's building nice statics on Hard( 4 titles on outdoor hard, 1 title on indoor hard, apart from F and SF on Masters Cup, along with F in Shangai M-1000 and SF at A.O & USO.)

And people still call him a clay specialist :zzz:

He's defended non-clay titles, unlike Rafa, and he's had his best slam success on hard courts.

Orka_n
01-14-2012, 03:47 PM
Great week for Ollie but Pics is too solid. Will go pretty far at the AO as well I dare say.

Sunset of Age
01-14-2012, 04:17 PM
Congrats, David! :hatoff: From what I managed to see of this match (in between the rain delays), Ferrer looked perfectly fine for the AO.
What a great week for Ollie, too. Showed some fantastic matches. What a resilience. Like others have said before me, who knows how his career would have developped if only he were a couple of inches taller.

LeChuck
01-14-2012, 04:23 PM
I have to admit that with Ferrer's style of play, I predicted back in 2005-2006 that I couldn't see him continuing to be overly successful into his late 20s, but boy has he proven me wrong, and it's nice to see him continuing to rack up titles.

Naudio Spanlatine
01-14-2012, 04:58 PM
HELL TO THE FUCKING YES BABY, FEVERER STRIKES AGAIN:woohoo: :rocker2: :woohoo:

FlameOn
01-14-2012, 07:40 PM
A good match between two players who aren't pushers but don't miss a lot of shots :yeah:.

Dini
01-14-2012, 08:01 PM
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:inlove:

tennisfan856
01-14-2012, 08:58 PM
[QUOTE=Pirata.;11629227
He said Auckland was his favourite tournament, I imagine Barcelona and Valencia won't be too happy to hear that :lol:[/QUOTE]

I wish players were more honest about this. It seems like every tournament they go to, it's their favorite place. For once, I want to hear, "eh, the place is shit."

leng jai
01-14-2012, 09:26 PM
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Thanks Organizers/sponsors You Did An Amazing Job. Ya Rly

Chirag
01-15-2012, 01:40 AM
Great result ferrer :worship:

Lucilla
01-15-2012, 11:03 AM
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:inlove:


:worship:

Brentos
01-15-2012, 11:46 AM
Ferrer has the be the most boring top 10 player in the history of the game. He is a chore to watch. Hey David a little variety here and there wouldn't do a miss.

Dini
01-15-2012, 06:55 PM
I wish players were more honest about this. It seems like every tournament they go to, it's their favorite place. For once, I want to hear, "eh, the place is shit."

But players will hardly feel downbeat and in a whiny mood after a triumph. When you win everything seems to be perfect.

henke007
01-15-2012, 07:08 PM
:zzz:

fran70
01-15-2012, 07:17 PM
Great way to start the year for David and with a good draw in the AO to advance to the 2nd week