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RG QF: Ferrer def. Murray 6-4 6-7 (3) 6-3 6-2

tealeaves
06-06-2012, 06:42 PM
Murray :facepalm:
total capitulation after winning 2nd set :facepalm:
59 UEs (18 in 3rd and 12 in fourth)

Congratz to Ferrer, his first RG SF

Raiden
06-06-2012, 06:43 PM
buh-bye

http://i48.tinypic.com/xdicdf.gif

Federer in 2
06-06-2012, 06:43 PM
Couldn't be more happy. Amazing person!

Time Violation
06-06-2012, 06:43 PM
Congrats Ferrer, well deserved :yeah:

iramlatif
06-06-2012, 06:43 PM
OMG OMG!! I am so freakin' happy!! :) so well deserved. :)

Certinfy
06-06-2012, 06:43 PM
Overall that might just be the worst I've ever seen Murray ever play. :o

shadows
06-06-2012, 06:43 PM
Good work by Ferrer to dispatch the Whineosaurus

Happy he finally made a f/o semi

EternalxJourney
06-06-2012, 06:43 PM
A consummate professional. I really want Pics to win a Slam.

rocketassist
06-06-2012, 06:43 PM
Aside from the end of the 2nd set, Murray was beyond garbage. Like watching a brainless ballbasher on a super-off day.

Pics was solid and handles clay better. Just hope he can bring it on Friday.

LastRocket
06-06-2012, 06:44 PM
Mugray at his best

http://i50.tinypic.com/fb93qq.jpg

Chris Kuerten
06-06-2012, 06:44 PM
Fantastic, what a beatdown.

Total annihilation.

Roger the Dodger
06-06-2012, 06:44 PM
A consummate professional. I really want Pics to win a Slam.

This one?

neenah
06-06-2012, 06:45 PM
Nice match, Pics. :sad: :confused:

Regenbogen
06-06-2012, 06:45 PM
That was something I utterly regret watching.

Hopefully Pics can put on a decent show in the semi.

Roger the Dodger
06-06-2012, 06:45 PM
Ferrer didn't have to do much in the third and fourth. Just consistently hitting from back of the court and Murray spraying errors. But he showed today, he can beat Ferrer. He has the game. Needs more patience to execute it on clay. I liked the fact that he was hitting the ball very clean - when he did hit it, but his concentration simply wasn't consistent enough.

Allez
06-06-2012, 06:45 PM
Murray was the clear underdog coming into this match. Ferrer is just too good for him on red clay, but I'm still proud of his play during this tournament. I honestly didn't think he'd make it this far. I'm not longer pessimistic about the rest of the season.

ImmzB
06-06-2012, 06:45 PM
Vamos! :yeah:

scoobs
06-06-2012, 06:45 PM
Expected result in expected circumstances. Murray tried but David too solid, consistent, contained aggression, handles the conditions and the ebb and flow of the match so much better. He's so solid, gives you no dips. Murray broke 5 times. 5 times Ferrer came right back at him - he never berates himself for long. Head down, back to the charge. It wore Murray out in the end.

timafi
06-06-2012, 06:45 PM
I am so happy for this good human being David :hug: :hatoff:

NEVER was a "big 4" and good riddance cheater

philosophicalarf
06-06-2012, 06:46 PM
Better claycourter wins, ultimately. Prematch it was obvious Murray's top game would be needed, and if it came, he would win. It didn't, and Ferrer's consistent 8 out of 10 stuff is thus too good.

Murray started very flat, and rather donated away the first set. Got back into it, and looked a little on top at the start of the third.

Rainbreak was a key turnaround - Murray lost his feel bigtime after that, spraying a lot of errors.

Murray's serve also a big let down. 53%, and that only because he reduced pace to get more in, was sub50 early on.

Ferrer does what he does, very solid. First serve was particularly good.

Johnbert
06-06-2012, 06:46 PM
happy for ferru, finally his 1st rg-semifinal. absolutely overdue.

a shame he will get trashed now in this semi, but still great tournament. :hatoff:

Sapeod
06-06-2012, 06:46 PM
The only reason Ferrer won was because of Murray's bad service games and unforced errors. Bad match from both, but the better claycourter won :shrug:

Anyway, the clay court season is over for Andy and he'll be back on to his best surfaces. Let the mud titles be fought over by the two cheaters, the King and Ferrer.

TigerTim
06-06-2012, 06:46 PM
Murray went from Pushray to Bashray in a set :o

emotion
06-06-2012, 06:46 PM
Great result. Not a good match. Ferrer was really tight and Murray just generally sucked.
Hope Ferrer wins this tournament though

EternalxJourney
06-06-2012, 06:47 PM
This one?

Any. I'm not picky. :)

syc23
06-06-2012, 06:47 PM
Getting an opportunity to get smashed by Nadal is scant reward for beating Murray. Onwards and forwards to the grass season for Murray. Ferrer was too strong but will bend over for Nadal once again.

tektonac
06-06-2012, 06:47 PM
MTF poll said so.

Drugs Ruin Lives
06-06-2012, 06:47 PM
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Chris Kuerten
06-06-2012, 06:48 PM
But he showed today, he can beat Ferrer. He has the game. The only reason Ferrer won was because of Murray's bad service games and unforced errors:haha::haha::haha:

castle007
06-06-2012, 06:48 PM
Finally!! Well deserved win. Good luck against Nadal.

Allez
06-06-2012, 06:48 PM
Happy for Ferrer. Couldn't happen to a nicer guy. To think I didn't like him much a few years back :facepalm:

Leo
06-06-2012, 06:48 PM
Ferrer gave Murray a taste of his own medicine, really. I was impressed by Murray's effort the entire match - I doubt people on this forum will give him the credit though. He was penetrating the court but not with enough precision or patience. Ferrer really broke his spirit. That rain delay helped change the momentum, perhaps at least slightly.

This is where Nadal and Djokovic shine over Murray on clay vs. Ferrer (as baseliners). They have more spin, more angles, and more ability to open up the court vs. Ferrer.

ahadabans
06-06-2012, 06:49 PM
Congrats Ferrer. Enjoy your beat down on Friday.

killav_gloop
06-06-2012, 06:49 PM
The only reason Ferrer won was because of Murray's bad service games and unforced errors. Bad match from both, but the better claycourter won :shrug:

Anyway, the clay court season is over for Andy and he'll be back on to his best surfaces. Let the mud titles be fought over by the two cheaters, the King and Ferrer.

..you are beyond pathetic...

emotion
06-06-2012, 06:50 PM
The only reason Ferrer won was because of Murray's bad service games and unforced errors. Bad match from both, but the better claycourter won :shrug:

Anyway, the clay court season is over for Andy and he'll be back on to his best surfaces. Let the mud titles be fought over by the two cheaters, the King and Ferrer.

Didn't you used to like Ferrer?
And how the hell is Ferrer a cheater?!? He's known for making calls against himself and general kindness to opponents

MaratandMilos
06-06-2012, 06:50 PM
Just a horrible match. Both players were terrible (especially in the 3rd/4th sets) but Murray was beyond even that. Unbelievably bad quality for this late in a slam. Heck, even Almagro could have beaten both these two today based on what we saw.

Even if Ferrer plays up to his level (which he certainly didn't today), he stands no chance on Friday.

Roger the Dodger
06-06-2012, 06:50 PM
Any. I'm not picky. :)

Yeah but his SF opponent is. :cool:

lidal
06-06-2012, 06:50 PM
Congrats to Pics :worship:
Muzza :hug:

misty1
06-06-2012, 06:51 PM
totally expected resultt. As said before murray had never beaten ferrer on clay and i would have been stunned if he had done it here

very well deserved first semi final for david at the french

unfortunately his journey now ends as he;ll be sent packing but the moon balling wedge picking whiner

mystic ice cube
06-06-2012, 06:51 PM
Very poor from Murray. He has the capacity to beat Ferrer well on clay and he didn't. Those UE stats are worrying. Hopefully he picks himself up for Wimbledon. Congrats to Ferrer on making his first RG SF.

Andi-M
06-06-2012, 06:52 PM
Absolutely terrible from Murray 10 breaks of his serve in a 4 set match? Unforgivable. I know ferrer was favorite, i get that, but theres no excuse to serve soo poorly and to make soo many unforced errors.

Well Ferrer played OK - was more clinical in the big moments, but even he was below par.

A decent RG from Murray overall but no excuses can be made even from a fan, Murray performed badly in a slam again.

tangerine_dream
06-06-2012, 06:52 PM
This match took twice as long than it needed to be. :zzz:

Congrats to David, still the most underrated player in the top ten.

Murray, the grass and a tan beckons you.

Roger the Dodger
06-06-2012, 06:52 PM
totally expected resultt. As said before murray had never beaten ferrer on clay and i would have been stunned if he had done it here

very well deserved first semi final for david at the french

unfortunately his journey now ends as he;ll be sent packing but the moon balling wedge picking whiner

Honesty. A lost art in MTF.

Claroo
06-06-2012, 06:52 PM
Murray got fired up by the crowd's support to Richie, and now that they were all behind him, he loses :lol:

Well, a very boring semi awaits us. :yawn: And same for the final. Some matches of this RG have been really great, but the final result is never going to be in doubt. So boring, and such a pity.

sweetkit
06-06-2012, 06:53 PM
Glad with this cause no way Murray could hurt the pig. Not that Ferrer will, but it will be 0,5% instead of 0,00(1)% so I'll take it

Sapeod
06-06-2012, 06:53 PM
..you are beyond pathetic...
Thanks you :hatoff:
Didn't you used to like Ferrer?
And how the hell is Ferrer a cheater?!? He's known for making calls against himself and general kindness to opponents
I am a big fan of Ferrer, I'm just saying the truth. I'm glad Andy lost to Ferrer instead of some player I hate.

And I didn't call Ferrer a cheater, can't you read?

Two cheaters, the King and Ferrer

Two cheaters = Djokovic, Nadal
King = Federer
Ferrer = Ferrer.

Hian-GOAT
06-06-2012, 06:53 PM
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+

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dav abu
06-06-2012, 06:53 PM
Delighted for Ferrer, mad to think that this is his first time in the F.O Semi final. Good for him!

As for the 'future number 1 and multiple Slam winner' - well clay will never be his best service, it is horses for courses and he will be happier back on the grass. However the gap between him and the top 3 doesn't get any closer, in fact I think by the end of this year he will be further adrift.

Clydey
06-06-2012, 06:53 PM
Ferrer was too strong today. Murray was incredbly inconsistent and, shockingly, perhaps too aggressive. The forehand once again let him down.

Well deserved first RG semi-final for Ferrer.

henke007
06-06-2012, 06:54 PM
Mugrray :bigwave:
Ferrer :worship::yippee: headed for nr 4 :devil:

Dedicated to mugpeod and Co

Hian-GOAT
06-06-2012, 06:54 PM
People still replying Saponette. He is ultimate essence of trollness :hug:

TennisOnWood
06-06-2012, 06:55 PM
Murray finish his clay season in pathetic way he started it

Andreas
06-06-2012, 06:55 PM
Good to finally see Murray out; he had it coming since his 2nd round match. He should use the extra time to practice his acting skills :lol:

Sapeod
06-06-2012, 06:56 PM
Mugrray :bigwave:
Ferrer :worship::yippee: headed for nr 4 :devil:

Dedicated to mugpeod and Co
Ferrer will need to do better in the grass/hardcourt season than Andy to get #4. I doubt that's happening, ever.

piksi
06-06-2012, 06:56 PM
Murray is saving himslef for 2017 season.

Sapeod
06-06-2012, 06:57 PM
Murray finish his clay season in pathetic way he started it
With a quarter-final at his worst slam? Yeah, pathetic :spit:
Good to finally see Murray out; he had it coming since his 2nd round match. He should use the extra time to practice his acting skills :lol:
You believe he was acting in the Nieminen match? Another person who has no idea who they're talking about. Typical MTF :shrug:

dencod16
06-06-2012, 06:58 PM
Hope Ferrer will put a Barcelona performance even for just two sets. He was the better player in that final, but sadly lost.

Hian-GOAT
06-06-2012, 06:58 PM
Sapoed:

https://maequeroserit.files.wordpress.com/2012/06/haters-owl.gif

TennisOnWood
06-06-2012, 06:58 PM
With a quarter-final at his worst slam? Yeah, pathetic :spit:

djokovic and federer made 1/2 with shit game

Henry Chinaski
06-06-2012, 06:59 PM
People still replying Saponette. He is ultimate essence of trollness :hug:

whereas your shitty gifs contribute so much more to the discussion

latso
06-06-2012, 06:59 PM
Ferrer was too strong today. Murray was incredbly inconsistent and, shockingly, perhaps too aggressive. The forehand once again let him down.

Well deserved first RG semi-final for Ferrer.
Murray had no other choice but being over agressive. His drop shot-lob thing that workd against Richard would have got him in the tripple breadstick zone, so he did the right thing, which was just as predictable as Nadal winning against Almagro.

Way too predictable RG, which is good for the smart punters overall, yet not too funny for the fans.

Luckily Ferrer's next game will bring enough shock and drama to spice things up.

David has a shot on this tittle, mark my words. The only exception - 30 degrees on final day and a fresh Federer...

Sapeod
06-06-2012, 06:59 PM
Sapoed:

https://maequeroserit.files.wordpress.com/2012/06/haters-owl.gif
Sapeod, get it right :yeah:

Clydey
06-06-2012, 06:59 PM
Good to finally see Murray out; he had it coming since his 2nd round match. He should use the extra time to practice his acting skills :lol:

How is this guy a moderator? Holy fuck, they'll give anyone mod status on this site.

emotion
06-06-2012, 07:04 PM
[QUOTE=Sapeod;12071949]Thanks you :hatoff:

I am a big fan of Ferrer, I'm just saying the truth. I'm glad Andy lost to Ferrer instead of some player I hate.

And I didn't call Ferrer a cheater, can't you read?



Two cheaters = Djokovic, Nadal
King = Federer
Ferrer = Ferrer.[/QUOTE

ah alright sorry, misinterpreted as a description of the semi as in "two cheaters: king and ferrer" because at RG, Nadal could Aso be referred to as king, as much as I dislike him

Sapeod
06-06-2012, 07:05 PM
ah alright sorry, misinterpreted as a description of the semi as in "two cheaters: king and ferrer" because at RG, Nadal could Aso be referred to as king, as much as I dislike him
Ah, no, the King of tennis is Federer. Let's hope Roger gives us something wonderful in the next couple of days and that Ferrer gives Nadal a good test :yeah:

AndyUK
06-06-2012, 07:07 PM
Ferrer's a better claycourter and showed it. Pleased for him. The errors from Murray didn't help either, think he was a bit too eager to be aggressive at times.

born_on_clay
06-06-2012, 07:09 PM
Mugray get roasted :lol:

thrust
06-06-2012, 07:10 PM
A consummate professional. I really want Pics to win a Slam.

I agree but, unfortunately, it will probably never happen as long as the top 3 are healthy. Almagro was pathetic today, especially in the first set tiebreaker. I turned off the match after that.

Hian-GOAT
06-06-2012, 07:10 PM
Sapeod, get it right :yeah:

http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m578r7kI1c1qd438ko1_500.jpg

Sapoed or Sapeod, a troll you are. :)

doublebackhand
06-06-2012, 07:10 PM
This Murray is embarrassing. Hope this Top4 talk is gonna die soon. Still dont understand why Mark Lenders kept insisting Murray is a better play on clay than Ferrer?????

V happy for Ferrer though even though it probably means the end of the tournament for him. :worship:

philosophicalarf
06-06-2012, 07:11 PM
Ferrer's a better claycourter and showed it. Pleased for him. The errors from Murray didn't help either, think he was a bit too eager to be aggressive at times.

The over-aggressive period in the 3rd/4th was probably a necessary risk, as he'd lost his feel and reliability for longer rallies after the rain delay (and as he said afterwards, was getting a bit tired, the legs were pretty sluggish at the end). Bash and hope was the only way to win points - can hardly hope for Ferrer to error first on clay.

Note the 2nd set, Murray was happily engaging the longer rallies, and winning a good chunk of them - Ferrer only took 7 of 21 points on 2nd serve there, then Murray cleans up the tiebreak. That was his chance, momentum and feel, get on his game and rampage away with it as against Gasquet. Rainbreak killed all that - of course it shouldn't, that's Murray's fault, but it's what happened. His clay game is always a slow starter.

Hian-GOAT
06-06-2012, 07:11 PM
whereas your shitty gifs contribute so much more to the discussion

My gifs give life to the discussion.

Much more than your avatar. :spit:

http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m4rzrmQKAH1qemaclo1_500.gif

Corey Feldman
06-06-2012, 07:12 PM
about time Muzza got of this junk surface and got to the grass, didnt need a semi v Nadal here

well deserved for Ferrer

JediFed
06-06-2012, 07:15 PM
Sapoed or Sapeod, a troll you are.

What was that quote - If you're going to write about me, make sure you spell the name right.

You can't even troll properly. That's sad.

shmeeko69
06-06-2012, 07:15 PM
Murray played well below his best and Ferrer certainly had the measure of him early on.

Vinceremo
06-06-2012, 07:16 PM
Ferrer :worship: Beast on clay, this first semi at RG is so deserved.

Hian-GOAT
06-06-2012, 07:18 PM
What was that quote - If you're going to write about me, make sure you spell the name right.

You can't even troll properly. That's sad.

http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m42zrsNEky1rvavbro1_500.gif

You are? It seems I am too relevant for you if you quote me and I don't even know you.
Thank you! :yeah:

sweetkit
06-06-2012, 07:19 PM
Must be a hard time for Sapeod considering Woz is sucking too. No love from tennis gods for the kid.:(

JoWillyTso
06-06-2012, 07:25 PM
Atleast Murray is showing is capability on the forehand side. If he continues to put his aggression into practice during matches he will become more consistent when playing aggressive and will be able to defend and attack when he wants to. At the moment he can defend well but when attacking it is very hit or miss.

MADOXXX
06-06-2012, 07:31 PM
Yes :woohoo:

Bye Bitch

Orka_n
06-06-2012, 07:32 PM
In the WWW thread: Ferrer in 4 and Sapeod will whine about Andy "giving" David the victory by playing poorly

In the result thread:

The only reason Ferrer won was because of Murray's bad service games and unforced errors.:haha:

More predictable than the sunrise, this kid.

This win is also dedicated to Mark Lenders.

SheepleBuster
06-06-2012, 07:32 PM
Rafa is the luckiest summa.... This guy is getting all Spanish players who bend forward so he can do his thing to them :(

Sapeod
06-06-2012, 07:32 PM
http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m578r7kI1c1qd438ko1_500.jpg

Sapoed or Sapeod, a troll you are. :)
A troll? Me? :eek: What a cutting insult! :eek:
My gifs give life to the discussion.

Much more than your avatar. :spit:

http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m4rzrmQKAH1qemaclo1_500.gif
No, they're just random and idiotic.
What was that quote - If you're going to write about me, make sure you spell the name right.

You can't even troll properly. That's sad.
Naturally, someone who doesn't troll can't troll properly :shrug:

Hian-GOAT
06-06-2012, 07:33 PM
Haters :hearts: :lol:

Sapeod
06-06-2012, 07:35 PM
In the WWW thread:

In the result thread:

:haha:

More predictable than the sunrise, this kid.
Now all that needs to happen is you to whine about something :bounce:

Perhaps you won't whine about anything this time? Who would've thought? :speakles:

Hian-GOAT
06-06-2012, 07:35 PM
Oh, and keep dreaming Sapeod. Murray will win a slam one day, and will become world number one.

Surely.

Lopez
06-06-2012, 07:36 PM
What was that quote - If you're going to write about me, make sure you spell the name right.

You can't even troll properly. That's sad.

OMG :eek:

TigerTim
06-06-2012, 07:37 PM
Must be a hard time for Sapeod considering Woz is sucking too. No love from tennis gods for the kid.:(

does Sapeod like Wozniacki :rolleyes: oh dear.

Li Ching Yuen
06-06-2012, 07:38 PM
In my opinion Murray right now is barely half the player he was in 2009.

The Pro
06-06-2012, 07:38 PM
A lot of bitter, TWISTED english people looking for any excuse to kick the Scot. They'll change their tune when Murray finally wins Wimbledon :cool:

Sapeod
06-06-2012, 07:38 PM
Oh, and keep dreaming Sapeod. Murray will win a slam one day, and will become world number one.

Surely.
Now you're talking sense :yeah:
OMG :eek:
What? Get the name right :shrug: I don't care what you to me or about me, but get the name right at least :shrug:

Andi-M
06-06-2012, 07:39 PM
Atleast Murray is showing is capability on the forehand side. If he continues to put his aggression into practice during matches he will become more consistent when playing aggressive and will be able to defend and attack when he wants to. At the moment he can defend well but when attacking it is very hit or miss.

I dont know about this Murrays FH isn't a bad shot, he hits glorious winners of it if in the mood, Vs Gasquet it was phenomenal there are a number of matches that Murray has played where his FH is on fire and makes a ton of winers of it.

his problem is he lacks belief in the shot he cant rely on it same goes for the serve, he has all the weapons but the only thing he really counts on and goes to in the big moments are his backhand and his movement. Give him a midcourt no pace FH to hit at 7/6 4/6 5/7 6/3 4/5 down to make it 5 all 9/10 he'll miss, give him a BH 7/10 he'll make it. he dosen't believe in it, same with the serve, the problem is far more deeprooted than techinical.

Orka_n
06-06-2012, 07:41 PM
Now all that needs to happen is you to whine about something :bounce:

Perhaps you won't whine about anything this time? Who would've thought? :speakles:Awful retort as usual. :smooch:

Lopez
06-06-2012, 07:41 PM
What? Get the name right :shrug: I don't care what you to me or about me, but get the name right at least :shrug:

I tend to get the name right.

What I find intriguing is JediFed talking about "me" when Hian was clearly talking to you :confused:?

Hian-GOAT
06-06-2012, 07:42 PM
Sapeod :hug: You make me look like a saint, and I said all.

TigerTim
06-06-2012, 07:44 PM
In my opinion Murray right now is barely half the player he was in 2009.

No. 2009 Murray lost R4 Aussie vs. Verdasco and QF French vs. Gonzo. Worse than this year.

doublebackhand
06-06-2012, 07:45 PM
I dont know about this Murrays FH isn't a bad shot, he hits glorious winners of it if in the mood, Vs Gasquet it was phenomenal there are a number of matches that Murray has played where his FH is on fire and makes a ton of winers of it.

his problem is he lacks belief in the shot he cant rely on it same goes for the serve, he has all the weapons but the only thing he really counts on and goes to in the big moments are his backhand and his movement. Give him a midcourt no pace FH to hit at 7/6 4/6 5/7 6/3 4/5 down to make it 5 all 9/10 he'll miss, give him a BH 7/10 he'll make it. he dosen't believe in it, same with the serve, the problem is far more deeprooted than techinical.

he is 25, not a spring chicken anymore. if he still doesnt believe in his shots, will he ever? how slams nadal, federer or djokovic has won by 25? u think he's gonna be a gomez or ivansevic?

tektonac
06-06-2012, 07:46 PM
No. 2009 Murray lost R4 Aussie vs. Verdasco and QF French vs. Gonzo. Worse than this year.

red hot verdasco. murray was in great form tho.

JoWillyTso
06-06-2012, 07:47 PM
I dont know about this Murrays FH isn't a bad shot, he hits glorious winners of it if in the mood, Vs Gasquet it was phenomenal there are a number of matches that Murray has played where his FH is on fire and makes a ton of winers of it.

his problem is he lacks belief in the shot he cant rely on it same goes for the serve, he has all the weapons but the only thing he really counts on and goes to in the big moments are his backhand and his movement. Give him a midcourt no pace FH to hit at 7/6 4/6 5/7 6/3 4/5 down to make it 5 all 9/10 he'll miss, give him a BH 7/10 he'll make it. he dosen't believe in it, same with the serve, the problem is far more deeprooted than techinical.

Yeah I just think the more he goes for it, especially on big points like today the more confidence he'll have with it. That is the one thing Lendl has done since working with Murray trying to get him to accelerate on the forehand more.

anticaria
06-06-2012, 07:47 PM
murray, tsonga and delpo.. the 3 wussketeers.. :facepalm:

sweetkit
06-06-2012, 07:47 PM
does Sapeod like Wozniacki :rolleyes: oh dear.

yeah, like a die-hard fan on TF. poor kid.:sad:

Sapeod
06-06-2012, 07:48 PM
Awful retort as usual. :smooch:
Retort? You mistake the truth with an attempt at a retort? I was genuinely waiting for you to start whining about something.
I tend to get the name right.
I notice.
What I find intriguing is JediFed talking about "me" when Hian was clearly talking to you :confused:?
Quoted the wrong poster?
Sapeod :hug: You make me look like a saint, and I said all.
You a saint?

uxyzapenje
06-06-2012, 07:49 PM
God I can't wait for Tsonga, Delpo or any1 else, I don't care, to kick this overhyped pusher out of TOP4. And he wants to get to no1? Nice joke. Good job Ferru

TigerTim
06-06-2012, 07:50 PM
yeah, like a die-hard fan on TF. poor kid.:sad:

everyone has their vices. Though supporting two pushers......:p

Sapeod
06-06-2012, 07:51 PM
God I can't wait for Tsonga, Delpo or any1 else, I don't care, to kick this overhyped pusher out of TOP4. And he wants to get to no1? Nice joke. Good job Ferru
everyone has their vices. Though supporting two pushers......:p
I've never heard of a pusher who pummels his way towards committing 59 unforced errors before :scratch:

Corey Feldman
06-06-2012, 07:52 PM
http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m1lkqeTAls1rqkdpho2_400.gif

TigerTim
06-06-2012, 07:53 PM
red hot verdasco. murray was in great form tho.

Ferrer is in pretty good form if you ask me :shrug:

Andi-M
06-06-2012, 07:54 PM
he is 25, not a spring chicken anymore. if he still doesnt believe in his shots, will he ever? how slams nadal, federer or djokovic has won by 25? u think he's gonna be a gomez or ivansevic?


I never said murray will win a slam. I'm not saying he wont either. Its the million dollar question isn't it?

My point was that Murray's game techinically is sound he has all shots serve return FH, BH volleys dropshots lobs, slices, he has great movement he's a good thinker on court. His problem is he lacks belief in certain aspects of his game, in all his big loses a FH into the net-- on a big point happens pretty much everytime. He has no belief in it when it matters...will he ever sort it?Who knows there is a great chance he won't at this stage in his career.

tektonac
06-06-2012, 07:56 PM
Ferrer is in pretty good form if you ask me :shrug:

murray played better in 2009 than he is playing now, but i get your point.

TigerTim
06-06-2012, 07:59 PM
murray played better in 2009 than he is playing now, but i get your point.

Glad you do, I understand yours, After RG Murray 09 really picked up IRRC so that is the acid test as always. He does well post the French and Queens is a bit of a mug draw so I have confidence that he can win one of the upcoming big 3 (Wimby, Olympics, USO), Olympics is his massive chance out of the 3.

misty1
06-06-2012, 08:01 PM
i think murray is actually going backwards from where he was in 2009. Its concerning and a little alarming really

The time for andy to win a slam is shrinking away, of course he'll probably never win here but still you'd think he has to figure out a way to break through and sometime soon or he'll just be another henman

Roger the Dodger
06-06-2012, 08:01 PM
I admire Sapeod's courage. He single-handedly weathers the storm of Murray's losses in MTF, and is still so faithful to him. Great fan! :yeah:

FiBeR
06-06-2012, 08:04 PM
this is the worst slam for Murray, so not surprised about this.
Happy for Ferrer, who deserved a SF showdown here more than anyone in this year's draw

NJ88
06-06-2012, 08:05 PM
Murray played a really bad match today. Nothing was working for him, his forehand just wasnt working in the slightest, the number of them he netted for no reason was abysmal. His serve was also just atrocious, and he just couldnt hold to save his life most of the time. I know he can play better than that, but it obviously just wasnt his day. He needs to cut out the inconsistancy in his play, one match he can be fantastic, the next dreadful. He needs to rest up and then begin training for a slam he has an actual chance of winning.

Credit to Ferrer though, he made Murray play those balls and chased pretty much everything down. I find it odd that he's never been in a French Open semi before though, his best surface is clay. I dont hold out much hope for him against Nadal though, Ferrers in good form but he's not beating him.

rocketassist
06-06-2012, 08:05 PM
Murray will be there or thereabouts at Wimbledon as always. In the last two years only Nadal's beat him on the grass.

He should get to a semi with only Tsonga or Berdych a threat to stop him beforehand. If he ends up in Nole's half rather than Rafa's, he might have half a chance.

misty1
06-06-2012, 08:07 PM
well if murray wants to get to number one by the end of the eyar, as he said he wants to i think he needs to win wimbledon, the US open, the olympics and a couple other big ones.

SERBINATOR
06-06-2012, 08:07 PM
3rd player in his 30ies since Gomez(1990) and now Federer(2011) to reach a semis of French open :worship:

Super Djoker
06-06-2012, 08:08 PM
Ferrer playing well, Too much forehand netting from Murray ! Ferrer will lose friday , and that,s all I am saying, but a really well deserved run to the semi,s here ! can,t believe it took him so long !

nole_no1
06-06-2012, 08:11 PM
Mugray at his best

http://i50.tinypic.com/fb93qq.jpg

:haha: Easy

Looner
06-06-2012, 08:12 PM
Murray really punished the net in this match.

Orange Wombat
06-06-2012, 08:18 PM
Given their last matches, I expected both to step up the level. It wasn't a good match, especially from Murray who played very strangely. :

Anyway good win Ferrer :yeah: Looking forward to Nadal being given a beatdown :rocker2:

:sad::confused:

finishingmove
06-06-2012, 08:33 PM
"Top 10 sucks because Ferrer is there and not Soderling".

Mechlan
06-06-2012, 08:36 PM
People constantly ask, why isn't Murray aggressive more often. This is the reason. Murray is a fabulous player when he's on, but he doesn't have the margin or ability to play aggressively all the time, which is why he reverts to his passive game. That said, I'd much rather have him go down swinging. He made bucketloads of errors today, but there will be matches when everything is clicking and on those days he's capable of beating even the top 3. Today wasn't his day and the conditions and surface certainly didn't favor him. Say what you will about Murray, he works harder and wants it more than just about anyone, and that's worthy of respect. Good tournament result overall for him. On to greener pastures.

Pics played great consistent tennis and was easily the better player on the day. Of the four players left in the draw, I'd love for him to win this title. Unfortunately I don't think the conditions really favor him in a match against Nadal, esp. best of 5. Hope it'll be an interesting end to the tournament. The best 4 players remain.

Pirata.
06-06-2012, 08:36 PM
Wonder where Mark Lenders is :scratch:

TigerTim
06-06-2012, 08:38 PM
EDIT: got lenders and certifny mixed up :o

Kiedis
06-06-2012, 08:41 PM
Well deserved, Ferru. Weather conditions wasn't good but you had the right balance of aggressiveness and patience, as always. Very professional. In semis you will the perfect test to prepare Rafa for the final :yeah:

Mark Lenders
06-06-2012, 08:42 PM
Wonder where Mark Lenders is :scratch:

Suicide watch.

Nah, just saving the hate for for the Rafa result thread on Friday. Wouldn't be very nice to rain on the Ferrer fans' parade right after the guy finally reached semis at Roland Garros, would it ;)?

70-68
06-06-2012, 08:43 PM
So Murray is losing to Ferrer, who always was a better claycourter than him, and some people think Murray is done. Great logic.

Fujee
06-06-2012, 08:47 PM
Murray is gormless. Unless I see some massive improvement in the hard court swing he's a lost cause for me.

Myrre
06-06-2012, 08:51 PM
Epic match of Murray. Keeping it close with a broken back.

Ben.
06-06-2012, 08:53 PM
This is not a bad loss for Murray really. He can go into his next meeting with Nadal with that Tokyo victory as their last meeting still. Better than yet another SF loss to him anyway.

Congrats to Ferru! Finally fills that hole in his CV :D

TigerTim
06-06-2012, 08:53 PM
Epic match of Murray. Keeping it close with a broken back.

broken head more like :smash:

Shirogane
06-06-2012, 08:58 PM
Murray did OK on that quagmire of a court (as Tsonga would call it) but Ferrer was better at dealing with the conditions as well as the rain delay and fully deserved the win. Not his best surface, still it's hard to believe he never reached the semis before. Best of luck against Nadal David :yeah:

Allez
06-06-2012, 08:59 PM
Let the blind legless hate flow...Murray's back spasms forgotten. Pics' prowess on the dirt forgotten. Muzza will be back. Clay was never his favoured surface...It is known.

Orka_n
06-06-2012, 08:59 PM
Suicide watch.

Nah, just saving the hate for for the Rafa result thread on Friday. Wouldn't be very nice to rain on the Ferrer fans' parade right after the guy finally reached semis at Roland Garros, would it ;)?Murray is still a better clay player than Ferrer I take it? Sukit Lenders.

Tommy_Vercetti
06-06-2012, 09:09 PM
Murray accomplished what he wanted. Stick around and help drum up more supporters in Wimbledon.

Allez
06-06-2012, 09:15 PM
I just wish the French crowd had booed Murray a little...They're still pissed off over the Gasquet loss and probably didn't want him to win hence why not a single boo was uttered :facepalm:

Mountaindewslave
06-06-2012, 09:17 PM
The only reason Ferrer won was because of Murray's bad service games and unforced errors. Bad match from both, but the better claycourter won :shrug:

Anyway, the clay court season is over for Andy and he'll be back on to his best surfaces. Let the mud titles be fought over by the two cheaters, the King and Ferrer.

"the only reason Ferrer won was because of Murray's bad service games and unforced errors." AKA the only reason Ferrer won was because Murray plays really bad tennis? you are such an idiot.

even when your guy gets soundly outplayed you find a way to make it sound like he gave the match away :o :haha: must be depressing being a Murray fan Sapeod, and you should take a hint from Lendl, his eyes and looks of dissapointment are making it seem like he is tiring of being on Murray's team anymore as well. abandon before you embarrass yourself further with predictions of slams and #1 ranking for Andy. PLEASE, before it's too LATE to get your tennis manhood back SAPEOD, PLEASE

Mountaindewslave
06-06-2012, 09:18 PM
I just wish the French crowd had booed Murray a little...They're still pissed off over the Gasquet loss and probably didn't want him to win hence why not a single boo was uttered :facepalm:

there are some moments when the French crowd boo totally for no reason yet they miss opportunities to boo failures like Murray :o i agree there would have been some joy in listening to them boo him off the court what a shame

TigerTim
06-06-2012, 09:18 PM
After match Murray said a few things (don't know if this is already said)

-Best 4 on clay are in semis: congratulated Ferrer said he played well
- backs Nadal to win
- unhappy with fitness during longer points, said he wasnt breathing well; will work on this
- reasonably happy with his 2 weeks

dazed1
06-06-2012, 09:21 PM
Nid.

Allez
06-06-2012, 09:23 PM
there are some moments when the French crowd boo totally for no reason yet they miss opportunities to boo failures like Murray :o i agree there would have been some joy in listening to them boo him off the court what a shame

No they should have booed him during the match...:p

out_grinder
06-06-2012, 09:28 PM
No they should have booed him during the match...:p

Suckit, hater, obvs Murray ain't as detestable to the general public (even the French general public) as MTF thinks

Allez
06-06-2012, 09:31 PM
Suckit, hater, obvs Murray ain't as detestable to the general public (even the French general public) as MTF thinks
http://i1212.photobucket.com/albums/cc453/Siu-CH/shit.gif

chenx15
06-06-2012, 09:32 PM
Real number 4 really winning. murray is lucky because he doesn't get to meet this guy earlier in the tournaments. come on ferrer! all that hard work better pay off. vamos my man you can do it!!!!

FlameOn
06-06-2012, 09:39 PM
Vamos Dullvid :inlove:. Lesser evil won.

Singularity
06-06-2012, 09:42 PM
Yeah, Ferrer is a nothing player who gets all his points from MM tournaments. That's why he reached the QF at the AO and SF here...

Voo de Mar
06-06-2012, 09:42 PM
There's some pattern in Murray's matches lately - when he is able to get a tie-break, wins just five games afterwards :o

MC: Berdych 7-6 2-6 3-6
Rome: Gasquet 7-6 3-6 2-6
RG: Pics 4-6 7-6 3-6 2-6

He's good at tie-breaks, should win one slam when officials introduce super tie-break matches in majors.

Ashlar77
06-06-2012, 09:54 PM
I was hoping Andy would win this. :( Seeing him play Nadull would have been infinitely more interesting than David. It's going to be an epic snoozefest slaughter. :yawn:

Revan
06-06-2012, 10:10 PM
Expected to be honest. If I'm correct Ferrer hadn't dropped a set going in, while Murray was playing pretty bad. Good for Ferrer, deserved it.

Chase Visa
06-06-2012, 10:14 PM
Happy for Dave to make his first FO SF.

Mark Lenders
06-06-2012, 10:15 PM
Murray is still a better clay player than Ferrer I take it? Sukit Lenders.

You are correct :)

Jimnik
06-06-2012, 10:17 PM
Congrats Ferrer. Long long long overdue SF appearance.

delboy
06-06-2012, 10:18 PM
great...:o:o now we have the worst match in history to look forward to

Singularity
06-06-2012, 10:20 PM
The better clay player is obviously the one with equal or worse results everywhere, who's never reached a final on clay.

cobalt60
06-06-2012, 10:22 PM
Oh yeah :yeah:

danton
06-06-2012, 10:31 PM
REally wish I hadn't wasted 4+ hours of my life on that today. Combined with the atrocious WTA matches of Sharapova/Zakapolova and Kanepi/Wozniacki I think I need a break from tennis.

I hope the final is Nadal Djokovic, They've played some great clay court matches in the past. I'm not in the mood for watching Fed get anothing spanking courtesy of Nadal or a borefest which will be the Nadal Ferrer match, might watch Fed/Djok.

I really like Ferrer, comes across as a really nice decent bloke.

Mercury
06-06-2012, 10:39 PM
So Nadal doesn't drop a set till the final. Considering how Almagro played today and how Ferrer played today, Nadal had a much harder time in the QF than he will in the SF. Just give the man his title already.

Moozza
06-06-2012, 10:49 PM
Well done to ferrer. He is having a great tournament and if he was in the other half of the draw I could have seen him making the final. The second best player in the world on this surface on current form but is unfortunately playing the best in the next round.

I only saw the first two sets and from what I saw Andy was poor today. He was making a lot of unforced errors, which in fairness is probably partly down to how difficult it is to hit a winner against Ferrer on clay, he gets everything back which must be frustrating for the guy on the other side of the net. Could have served alot better.

You have to laugh at the haters though. Murray had a good tournament overall and only lost to a guy who has always been a better player than him on this surface. A QF at your worst slam is not a bad result and just shows he will be back in the mix now the clay season is over.

hipolymer
06-06-2012, 10:51 PM
Lendl is ruining his legacy staying with this clown.

Moozza
06-06-2012, 10:51 PM
You are correct :)

Ferrer is easily the 4th best claycourter in the world.

Farenhajt
06-06-2012, 10:52 PM
The NIDest NID. Always a great day for tennis when Spongehead Squarekilt loses.

Looner
06-06-2012, 10:53 PM
Well done to ferrer. He is having a great tournament and if he was in the other half of the draw I could have seen him making the final. The second best player in the world on this surface on current form but is unfortunately playing the best in the next round.

I only saw the first two sets and from what I saw Andy was poor today. He was making a lot of unforced errors, which in fairness is probably partly down to how difficult it is to hit a winner against Ferrer on clay, he gets everything back which must be frustrating for the guy on the other side of the net. Could have served alot better.

You have to laugh at the haters though. Murray had a good tournament overall and only lost to a guy who has always been a better player than him on this surface. A QF at your worst slam is not a bad result and just shows he will be back in the mix now the clay season is over.

:spit: :superlol: :rolls: :haha: :drink: :rain:

Moozza
06-06-2012, 10:55 PM
:spit: :superlol: :rolls: :haha: :drink: :rain:

He has been more impressive than Djokovic and Federer so far, and would have had a very good chance against either had he played them.

TigerTim
06-06-2012, 10:56 PM
:spit: :superlol: :rolls: :haha: :drink: :rain:

I know, taken to 5 sets by Tsonga and Seppi and a injured Del Potro, not to mention dropping a set vs. Goffin the Fedlover, ranked 109(LL), All pretty funny.

Mark Lenders
06-06-2012, 11:05 PM
:spit: :superlol: :rolls: :haha: :drink: :rain:

He's just trying to rationalize Murray's defeat by overhyping Ferrer. Truth is Ferrer can thank his draw that he is even in the semis for the first time in his career at 30 - were he in the other half of the draw in Tsonga or Berdych's slot, he'd have been sent packing either in R4 by Del Potro like Tomas or quarterfinals by Djokovic like Jo.

Murray's defeat is bad, there are no two ways about it. Being unable to consolidate a break the entire match is just :facepalm: If he draws Tsonga or Berdych in Wimbledon quarters, I have a feeling he's going home earlier than expected again (although of course he will draw Ferrer or Tipsy).

MaxPower
06-06-2012, 11:10 PM
Ferrer was crap for long stretches. broken like a gimp more often than not. Only thing that saved Ferrer was an even worse Murray who couldn't consolidate a break even if Lendl held a gun to his head. Murray needs to buy a brain and stop being so passive. Can't let a short little grinder like Ferrer boss him around. Had it been Soderling on the other side he had shown how to take command vs lil'Ferru. Murray should be ashamed of himself and his approach and being the player that lets Ferrer into a RG SF, something he's never achieved before for a reason

Now tennis gets it's most potent sleeping pill. Ferrer vs Nadal.

Moozza
06-06-2012, 11:13 PM
He's just trying to rationalize Murray's defeat by overhyping Ferrer. Truth is Ferrer can thank his draw that he is even in the semis for the first time in his career at 30 - were he in the other half of the draw in Tsonga or Berdych's slot, he'd have been sent packing either in R4 by Del Potro like Tomas or quarterfinals by Djokovic like Jo.

Murray's defeat is bad, there are no two ways about it. Being unable to consolidate a break the entire match is just :facepalm: If he draws Tsonga or Berdych in Wimbledon quarters, I have a feeling he's going home earlier than expected again (although of course he will draw Ferrer or Tipsy).

Ferrer has been in fantastic form in this tourament. Andy is a completely different player on grass compared to clay, you can't compare the two.

Mark Lenders
06-06-2012, 11:15 PM
Ferrer was crap for long stretches. broken like a gimp more often than not. Only thing that saved Ferrer was an even worse Murray who couldn't consolidate a break even if Lendl held a gun to his head. Murray needs to buy a brain and stop being so passive. Can't let a short little grinder like Ferrer boss him around. Had it been Soderling on the other side he had shown how to take command vs lil'Ferru. Murray should be ashamed of himself and his approach and being the player that lets Ferrer into a RG SF, something he's never achieved before for a reason

Now tennis gets it's most potent sleeping pill. Ferrer vs Nadal.

This. Couldn't have put it better myself.

Soderling used to crush Ferrer for fun, but it didn't even have to be him to stop Ferrer from reaching semis. Someone like Berdych or Del Potro would have been more than enough. Murray was just a disgrace today, can't even imagine what went through Lendl's head as Murray failed to consolidate breaks time and again with his WTA serve.

Ferrer has been in fantastic form in this tourament. Andy is a completely different player on grass compared to clay, you can't compare the two.

Is surface the reason why he kept serving like a WTA player right after breaking and sending tons of easy shots into the net?

Looner
06-06-2012, 11:17 PM
He's just trying to rationalize Murray's defeat by overhyping Ferrer. Truth is Ferrer can thank his draw that he is even in the semis for the first time in his career at 30 - were he in the other half of the draw in Tsonga or Berdych's slot, he'd have been sent packing either in R4 by Del Potro like Tomas or quarterfinals by Djokovic like Jo.

Murray's defeat is bad, there are no two ways about it. Being unable to consolidate a break the entire match is just :facepalm: If he draws Tsonga or Berdych in Wimbledon quarters, I have a feeling he's going home earlier than expected again (although of course he will draw Ferrer or Tipsy).

I know but it's still funny. Ferrer of today would get dominated by Berdych and Del Potro and it's not even funny. One can argue he was clutch but he was wasn't. It was just a poor display of tennis and Murray was worse. He was breaking Ferrer at will and then getting broken back like a WTA clown. And I don't even like Murray.

Ferrer has done virtually nothing all clay season except trouble RN in Barcelona. He lost in MC and he lost in Rome. Obviously some here have no idea what they're talking about ;).

Moozza
06-06-2012, 11:24 PM
Is surface the reason why he kept serving like a WTA player right after breaking and sending tons of easy shots into the net?


No, Andy has bad servivce days on all surfaces but can usually get off with it as he can out rally his opponents. On clay however he knows he has to hit incredible shots repeatedly to get past Ferrer and the pressure of that causes him to hit the net.

Mark Lenders
06-06-2012, 11:26 PM
I know but it's still funny. Ferrer of today would get dominated by Berdych and Del Potro and it's not even funny. One can argue he was clutch but he was wasn't. It was just a poor display of tennis and Murray was worse. He was breaking Ferrer at will and then getting broken back like a WTA clown. And I don't even like Murray.

Ferrer has done virtually nothing all clay season except trouble RN in Barcelona. He lost in MC and he lost in Rome. Obviously some here have no idea what they're talking about ;).

Fully agree. Tried to rep you, but apparently I have to spread reputation around first :o

BTW, the quotes at the end of your sig (regarding a certain poster) are oddly disturbing :p

No, Andy has bad servivce days on all surfaces but can usually get off with it as he can out rally his opponents. On clay however he knows he has to hit incredible shots repeatedly to get past Ferrer and the pressure of that causes him to hit the net.

This still doesn't explain why he kept wasting every advantage he got. And especially how he allowed little Ferrer to dictate play during most of the match. A player aspiring to win Slams can't be bossed around by Ferrer.

Murray can play on clay and he has shown it last year, he has simply failed to bring up the goods at a Slam yet again. His performance was very disappointing; it's not like his opponent played at an almost unplayable level (like Cilic in USO 2009 or Gonzalez in RG 2010), it was Murray who failed to step up.

fast_clay
06-06-2012, 11:31 PM
The over-aggressive period in the 3rd/4th was probably a necessary risk, as he'd lost his feel and reliability for longer rallies after the rain delay (and as he said afterwards, was getting a bit tired, the legs were pretty sluggish at the end). Bash and hope was the only way to win points - can hardly hope for Ferrer to error first on clay.

Note the 2nd set, Murray was happily engaging the longer rallies, and winning a good chunk of them - Ferrer only took 7 of 21 points on 2nd serve there, then Murray cleans up the tiebreak. That was his chance, momentum and feel, get on his game and rampage away with it as against Gasquet. Rainbreak killed all that - of course it shouldn't, that's Murray's fault, but it's what happened. His clay game is always a slow starter.

yeah sometimes you need a little luck... and as a known slow starter, the rain break after building a truck load of grinding momentum hurt...

ferrer will eat that shit up all day... he hits the ground running very well... warrior spirit...

Slade
06-06-2012, 11:32 PM
So happy for David, his first RG semi.

I left after the first set but apparently this match was a mugathon? :confused:

Looner
06-06-2012, 11:32 PM
Fully agree. Tried to rep you, but apparently I have to spread reputation around first :o

BTW, the quotes at the end of your sig (regarding a certain poster) are oddly disturbing :p


Thanks :p. I don't even dislike Ferrer, actually quite like his fight. It's just that his game is so limited that he has to be at 100% to beat the best when they're at 50%-60%, except if he's playing lights out against RN on HCs. As for the quotes, that's why they're there :p.


So happy for David, his first RG semi.

I left after the first set but apparently this match was a mugathon? :confused:

Spot on.

tennishero
06-06-2012, 11:33 PM
great result, NID. although backrray should have gone out much earlier.

piksi
06-06-2012, 11:37 PM
djokovic and federer made 1/2 with shit game

they are champions and Murray just isn't

Topspindoctor
06-07-2012, 12:25 AM
Pushray was always a joke on clay - the only reason he made RG semi last year is because he had a clown draw, with chokers like Scrubcki choking away huge leads. Losing in absolute prime of his career to an old grinder like Ferrer. Lol. I guess he's saving his strength for another semi final appeareance at Wimbledon.

philosophicalarf
06-07-2012, 12:52 AM
He's good at tie-breaks, should win one slam when officials introduce super tie-break matches in majors.

He does have an excellent tiebreak record in slams, yeah. 31-16 (65%).

Even better lately, 2010+ 10-2. As always with such records, the lost ones are surprising: to Haase and Dolgo.

philosophicalarf
06-07-2012, 12:54 AM
Murray can play on clay and he has shown it last year....

Not sure that's really true. He's only 5 of 21 vs top20 on clay, and most of those were hardcourters like Cilic, or coming off an injury. The only really credible one among the bunch was Gasquet here last round.

Yes, he had two superman performances against Djoko and Nadal last year, where he swung for the fences, but that's not a useful measure of his regular level.

pray-for-palestine-and-israel
06-07-2012, 01:17 AM
gg
all class is david
true spanish warrior

and well done andy
uve done britan proud
now lets get wimby!

Ukyo
06-07-2012, 01:31 AM
Murray put to his place.

Topspindoctor
06-07-2012, 01:32 AM
Murray can play on clay and he has shown it last year

yeah, getting taken to 5 by troicki on clay sure showed his clay prowess :stupid:

rocketassist
06-07-2012, 02:02 AM
Scrubcki is one of the better nicknames :lol:

Edda
06-07-2012, 02:03 AM
Congratulations, Ferru!

Thunderfish8
06-07-2012, 02:04 AM
I like both these guys, but I like Ferrer much, much more.
He really deserves this and for the amount of effort he has put in over the years, I think that he should be satisfied despite the fact that he will get slaughtered by Rafa on Friday.

Way to go Pics.
You never fail to amaze me. :worship:

MIMIC
06-07-2012, 02:34 AM
REally wish I hadn't wasted 4+ hours of my life on that today. Combined with the atrocious WTA matches of Sharapova/Zakapolova and Kanepi/Wozniacki I think I need a break from tennis.

I hope the final is Nadal Djokovic, They've played some great clay court matches in the past. I'm not in the mood for watching Fed get anothing spanking courtesy of Nadal or a borefest which will be the Nadal Ferrer match, might watch Fed/Djok.

I really like Ferrer, comes across as a really nice decent bloke.

I was literally bored to sleep during this match and took a 3 hour nap after Ferrer broke in the 4th. There was some great shotmaking but the overall grind fest just killed me.

shotgun
06-07-2012, 02:48 AM
Better clay player won.

First semifinal at RG for Ferrer, long overdue.

spanish_army
06-07-2012, 05:23 AM
Good win Pics, it would be great to see him in the final but i'm afraid it won't be possible this time

shiaben
06-07-2012, 05:48 AM
Gonzalez, Almagro, and now Ferrer. Murray is definitely not a clay courter. He might make deep runs but he's still not a clay courter when he loses to players that get their best results on clay.

Mystique
06-07-2012, 05:55 AM
Long overdue RG SF for Ferrer indeed :yeah:
Good job David, great run, hope you give Nadal a decent fight at least in the semis :)

Allez
06-07-2012, 06:11 AM
Ferrer moves fantastically well for his age. An unsung hero this guy is :yeah:

tektonac
06-07-2012, 06:22 AM
Ferrer moves fantastically well for his age. An unsung hero this guy is :yeah:

the most amazing thing is: he is said to be a smoker http://tinyurl.com/7knn3zg

Allez
06-07-2012, 06:27 AM
the most amazing thing is: he is said to be a smoker http://tinyurl.com/7knn3zg

Is it even possible for a smoker to be a professional tennis player let alone a solid top tenner ? Doesn't seem possible. I think hose posters were just trolling. Surely :(

tektonac
06-07-2012, 06:34 AM
Is it even possible for a smoker to be a professional tennis player let alone a solid top tenner ? Doesn't seem possible. I think hose posters were just trolling. Surely :(

that was my thought as well however http://tinyurl.com/7jsa734

he may have quit tho.

Allez
06-07-2012, 06:46 AM
that was my thought as well however http://tinyurl.com/7jsa734

he may have quit tho.

I see it was on the guardian so it must be true http://www.guardian.co.uk/football/2008/jul/27/athletics.golf This article is from 2008 so I hope Pics has ditched the habit...

TigerTim
06-07-2012, 09:24 AM
yeah, getting taken to 5 by troicki on clay sure showed his clay prowess :stupid:

he had a damaged Ankle :o

Gagsquet
06-07-2012, 10:42 AM
http://www.mx2k.com/forum-motocross/photos/55480-31122011-nelson-haha2.jpg



Dedicated to all the Murraytards. He may beat Mugsquet but he is not a top player when it matters.
Forever slamless :drool:

TigerTim
06-07-2012, 10:48 AM
^ wow. :haha:

Vida
06-07-2012, 10:53 AM
murray in a perpetual mental whirlwind.

“I feel like I went for my shots. If I hadn’t done so, I would have got criticised for that. If I do go for my shots, then I get criticised for making mistakes.

http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/sport/tennis-news/2012/06/07/french-open-andy-murray-admits-he-received-a-painful-clay-court-lesson-from-david-ferrer-as-he-crashes-out-86908-23888577/

Singularity
06-07-2012, 11:52 AM
He's right, though.

Allez
06-07-2012, 12:04 PM
He is being overly simplistic. It's not just about going for your shots. That's not going to work against Ferrer. You need to take Ferrer out of his comfort zone and when Andy did that by using his vast arsenal of variety he found plenty of success. Take him out of his comfort zone and then finish him off by going for your shots. There'd have been zero criticism with regards to those tactics...

Young 8
06-07-2012, 01:27 PM
A consummate professional. I really want Pics to win a Slam.

That would be bad

Really bad

Moozza
06-07-2012, 01:27 PM
http://www.mx2k.com/forum-motocross/photos/55480-31122011-nelson-haha2.jpg



Dedicated to all the Murraytards. He may beat Mugsquet but he is not a top player when it matters.
Forever slamless :drool:

If by 'forever' you mean until the USO then I agree.

TigerTim
06-07-2012, 01:29 PM
If by 'forever' you mean until the USO then I agree.

lets not jinx him like all other years. Forget USO I just hope he is rubbish until the Asian Swing :p.

Moozza
06-07-2012, 01:37 PM
He is being overly simplistic. It's not just about going for your shots. That's not going to work against Ferrer. You need to take Ferrer out of his comfort zone and when Andy did that by using his vast arsenal of variety he found plenty of success. Take him out of his comfort zone and then finish him off by going for your shots. There'd have been zero criticism with regards to those tactics...

This. Murray was right in that he knew he had to take the game to Ferrer, he just went about it the wrong way. To me it looked like he was trying to hard to hit through Ferrer which, on clay, is only going to leave you frustrated as he gets everything back. I would have liked to see him get Ferrer away from that baseline with more dropsshots, angles etc. before going for winners.

duong
06-07-2012, 09:43 PM
Nice reward for Ferrer :worship: but I think he would deserve much more (winning Barcelona would be so much deserved for him honestly :shrug: ), and he still didn't play his best in Roland-Garros.

Huge battle and entertaining match though :)