Madrid R1: Andreev def. Ferrero 6-4 7-6(4)

05-07-2012, 06:51 PM
Both strong on serve, only 1 break of serve in the whole match

Filo V.
05-07-2012, 06:51 PM
Igor saved two set points in the second set at *4-5 and 5/5 in the match. Very strong match mentally from Igor, he did a lot of damage with serves out wide on both sides, and his forehand, although he had his customary mishits, was really clicking and moved JCF all around with it. Great serving from Igor on the big points and in the tiebreak.

JCF fought very hard as we all knew he would, proved he still has game left. His movement was quite weak and he made too many forehand errors. But given this is his first match in a while, he showed some decent signs, enough to keep him relevant and keep him in the game past Valencia? We'll see.

05-07-2012, 06:55 PM
Andreev played a great match and i'm happy with him winning.

But I must confess i'm a little sticky, I wanted the Mosquitoe to win this match... Sad for him :sad:

05-07-2012, 06:55 PM
Sad. JC didn't play that bad but wasted all his break chances and Andreev served really good.

Voo de Mar
05-07-2012, 06:55 PM
Strong serves from Andreev in the crucial stages of the match :yeah:

Filo V.
05-07-2012, 06:57 PM
Andreev needed the win more. JCF is retiring soon anyway. This is a huge confidence-building win for Igor.

Li Ching Yuen
05-07-2012, 06:58 PM
It was awesome seeing Andreev back again playing great tennis. Ferrero was very good after such a long absence.

05-07-2012, 07:00 PM
Good win, now take out the clown too

05-07-2012, 07:02 PM
Good win Igor:drive:
Build on this and bring your confidence up even more

05-07-2012, 07:14 PM
As expected.

05-07-2012, 07:17 PM
An unfortunate result.

Naudio Spanlatine
05-07-2012, 07:56 PM

05-07-2012, 08:16 PM
Ferrero should really retire soon. Sad to see champs of old like this.

05-07-2012, 08:21 PM
Very good match. Andreev was excellent on the big points and serve and forehand really worked well. As for jcf he was a bit rusty and Andreev coming through qualies counted in my opinion.

05-08-2012, 01:34 AM
JCF has no game these days :sad:

05-08-2012, 01:37 AM
JCF would double bagel a jester like Mugdreev in his prime. Bad for the game, this result.

05-08-2012, 03:13 AM
It's one result, in my opinion Ferrero played better overall, however he wasn't able to capitalize on opportunities and seems rusty. Maybe his not as good as before, he has just came back from injury.

05-08-2012, 04:07 AM
Really sad to see results like this, as topspindoc said, prime Mosquito probably would've delivered some baked goods to Igor. Well, we all worried the retirement would come in 2010 but Juan Carlos stuck it out for another two years, it's good to see these guys do still have some love and commitment for the sport, but I think this will be his last year on tour, and it's really a shame because we've already lost Gonzo and Legenda, and I can see a lot more guys from Roger's generation hanging up their sticks after the Olympics.

If he does end up retiring, I hope ATP gives Juanca a better send-off than they gave Gonzalez and Ljubicic. At least they could stream his first round match :o

05-08-2012, 04:25 AM
Doh! Missed it.

Hope this isn't his last match.