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***When in Rome..........WIN***

FerrersLinda
05-04-2006, 04:18 PM
Since there is nothing going on in "Davidworld" besides him practicing and recovering in Valencia, I thought it was time to start a thread for the next tourney.

Next up: Rome Masters.
Last year David got to the Semi's where he lost against Rafa. Hope he can do just as good or better this year.

:woohoo: GO DAVID :woohoo:

Sue
05-04-2006, 09:59 PM
Love the thread name Linda!
Ahh....Rome.......sigh...such a beautiful city.........the ideal place for our David to win another title.....

VAMOS DAVID!!!!!!!!

LaTenista
05-05-2006, 02:24 AM
10 years ago last month I made my first journey to Europe, a school trip to Italy. ;)

They do call Roma the eternal city. It would be great if Rafa & David played the final.

:bounce: Buena suerte David!

*Ljubica*
05-05-2006, 09:15 AM
Greetings from the Eternal City :wavey: I am only here until Tuesday but hope to see David play at least once before I have to leave! I will cheer him from all of you. Bye for now :)

Sue
05-05-2006, 10:11 AM
Hi Ros! Hope you're having a lovely time on tour! Please make sure you cheer David on,on behalf of all of us who can't be in beautiful Rome.......* insert jealous smilie here*
xx

*Ljubica*
05-05-2006, 01:08 PM
I think I must be the only person in the world who doesn't much like Rome .............too frenetic and noisy for me but I will certainly cheer David :)

alisia
05-05-2006, 03:41 PM
Rosie how can you say that I love Rome but I agree with you everyone who lives there is mad!!
Enjoy sitting on the concrete & grass out on courts 5 & 6 because that is were David played most of his matches last year. :D

LaTenista
05-05-2006, 08:15 PM
According to his website, David's already in Roma so you can probably see him practicing a lot this weekend Rosie.

RogiFan88
05-05-2006, 10:37 PM
Maybe he's practising w Rogi. ;) Hope he's 100% healthy again! Rosie, having fun in Roma... exc for those creepy guys...

RogiFan88
05-05-2006, 10:38 PM
Never been to Roma and it doesn't interest me... I w prefer to visit other Italian cities like Siena, Firenze, Palermo... !

alisia
05-06-2006, 12:48 PM
The draw for Rome is out

(1)Roger Federer (SUI) vs Juan Ignacio Chela (ARG)
Potito Starace (ITA) vs Dmitry Tursunov (RUS)
Jarkko Nieminen (FIN) vs Sebastian Grosjean (FRA)
Feliciano Lopez (ESP) vs (14)Radek Stepanek (CZE)

(11)David Ferrer (ESP) vs Jose Acasuso (ARG)
Nicolas Massu (CHI) vs Q
Simone Bolelli (ITA) vs Fernando Verdasco (ESP)
Boris Pashanski (SCG) vs (6)Nikolay Davydenko (RUS)

(4)David Nalbandian (ARG) vs Q
Juan Carlos Ferrero (ESP) vs Paul Henri Mathieu (FRA)
Davide Sanguinetti (ITA) vs Q
Daniele Bracciali (ITA) vs (13)Nikolas Kiefer (GER)

(9)Guillermo Coria (ARG) vs Q
Marat Safin (RUS) vs Q
Mario Ancic (CRO) vs Luis Horna (PER)
Florent Serra (FRA) vs (7)James Blake (USA)

(5)Andy Roddick (USA) vs Victor Hanescu (ROM)
Olivier Rochus (BEL) vs Marcos Baghdatis (CYP)
Jiri Novak (CZE) Vs Q
Greg Rusedski (GBR) vs (12)Tommy Robredo (ESP)

(16)Robby Ginepri (USA) vs Max Mirnyi (BLR)
Gael Monfils (FRA) vs Tommy Haas (GER)
Fabrice Santoro (FRA) vs Q
Dominik Hrbaty (SVK) vs (3)Ivan Ljubicic (CRO)

(8)Gaston Gaudio (ARG) vs Xavier Malisse (BEL)
Tomas Berdych (CZE) vs Paradorn Srichapan (THA)
Mikhail Youzhny (RUS) vs Andreas Seppi (ITA)
Stanislas Wawrinka (SUI) vs (10)Fernando Gonzalez (CHI)

(15)Thomas Johansson (SWE) vs Q
Alessio Di Mauro (ITA) vs Tim Henman (GBR)
Andy Murray (GBR) vs Filippo Volandri (ITA)
Carlos Moya (ESP) vs (2)Rafael Nadal (ESP)

FerrersLinda
05-06-2006, 05:54 PM
Okay, have just realized I'm officially addicted to the web. :devil: I had no internet-connection yesterday and most of this morning and all I could think of was..... Tursunov's blog and the draw for Rome! :rolleyes: Tragic.

I have just taken a good look at the draw and I'm a little worried for our David. Chuco shouldn't be a problem but Massu and Davydenko? And "oh joy" Federer on his side of the draw again. I know it's nearly impossible but I'm dreaming of Feli taking out Roger. :cuckoo: Not because I like Feli so much, I don't particularly like him, but because of all those people guessing who's going to take out Roger apart from Nadal. I just know nobody is betting on LaLo. :lol: Sorry Rogifan. :angel:

Also David will be playing doubles with Rafa. So that should be fun. Rosie, I'm soooooo jealous of you. Anyway, they play Fyrstenberg/Matkowski in the first round.

Have a great time Rosie, please let David know you're there. I was watching this program on TVE this morning about Spanish Tennis and I think they mentioned every Spanish tennisplayer alive but our lovely Ferru. :fiery:

alisia
05-06-2006, 08:06 PM
Doubles draw

(1) BRYAN, Bob (USA)/BRYAN, Mike (USA)/Bye
PAES, Leander (IND)/STEPANEK, Radek (CZE) vs. SAFIN, Marat (RUS)/TURSUNOV, Dmitry (RUS)
GONZALEZ, Fernando (CHI)/MASSU, Nicolas (CHI) vs. (WC) BRACCIALI, Daniele (ITA)/GALIMBERTI, Giorgio (ITA)
Bye/(8) BHUPATHI, Mahesh (IND)/MOODIE, Wesley (RSA)

(4) HANLEY, Paul (AUS)/ULLYETT, Kevin (ZIM)/Bye
BLAKE, James (USA)/MALISSE, Xavier (BEL) vs. GINEPRI, Robby (USA)/RODDICK, Andy (USA)
NIEMINEN, Jarkko (FIN)/ROCHUS, Olivier (BEL) vs. DAVYDENKO, Nikolay (RUS)/HRBATY, Dominik (SVK)
Bye/(6) ERLICH, Jonathan (ISR)/RAM, Andy (ISR)

(7) ASPELIN, Simon (SWE)/PERRY, Todd (AUS)/Bye
BERDYCH, Tomas (CZE)/FRIEDL, Leos (CZE) vs. CORIA, Guillermo (ARG)/GARCIA, Martin (ARG)
(WC) BOLELLI, Simone (ITA)/SEPPI, Andreas (ITA) vs. KNOWLE, Julian (AUT)/PRIETO, Sebastian (ARG)
Bye/(3) KNOWLES, Mark (BAH)/NESTOR, Daniel (CAN)

(5)SANTORO, Fabrice (FRA)/ZIMONJIC, Nenad (SCG)/Bye
FERRER, David (ESP)/NADAL, Rafael (ESP) vs. FYRSTENBERG, Mariusz (POL)/MATKOWSKI, Marcin (POL)
HUSS, Stephen (AUS)/SUK, Cyril (CZE) vs. GROSJEAN, Sebastien (FRA)/SRICHAPHAN, Paradorn (THA)
Bye/(2) BJORKMAN, Jonas (SWE)/MIRNYI, Max (BLR)

sonia
05-06-2006, 08:34 PM
VAMOS DAVID!!!! :bounce:

Doubles draw

(1) BRYAN, Bob (USA)/BRYAN, Mike (USA)/Bye
PAES, Leander (IND)/STEPANEK, Radek (CZE) vs. SAFIN, Marat (RUS)/TURSUNOV, Dmitry (RUS)
GONZALEZ, Fernando (CHI)/MASSU, Nicolas (CHI) vs. (WC) BRACCIALI, Daniele (ITA)/GALIMBERTI, Giorgio (ITA)
Bye/(8) BHUPATHI, Mahesh (IND)/MOODIE, Wesley (RSA)

(4) HANLEY, Paul (AUS)/ULLYETT, Kevin (ZIM)/Bye
BLAKE, James (USA)/MALISSE, Xavier (BEL) vs. GINEPRI, Robby (USA)/RODDICK, Andy (USA)
NIEMINEN, Jarkko (FIN)/ROCHUS, Olivier (BEL) vs. DAVYDENKO, Nikolay (RUS)/HRBATY, Dominik (SVK)
Bye/(6) ERLICH, Jonathan (ISR)/RAM, Andy (ISR)

(7) ASPELIN, Simon (SWE)/PERRY, Todd (AUS)/Bye
BERDYCH, Tomas (CZE)/FRIEDL, Leos (CZE) vs. CORIA, Guillermo (ARG)/GARCIA, Martin (ARG)
(WC) BOLELLI, Simone (ITA)/SEPPI, Andreas (ITA) vs. KNOWLE, Julian (AUT)/PRIETO, Sebastian (ARG)
Bye/(3) KNOWLES, Mark (BAH)/NESTOR, Daniel (CAN)

(5)SANTORO, Fabrice (FRA)/ZIMONJIC, Nenad (SCG)/Bye
FERRER, David (ESP)/NADAL, Rafael (ESP) vs. FYRSTENBERG, Mariusz (POL)/MATKOWSKI, Marcin (POL)
HUSS, Stephen (AUS)/SUK, Cyril (CZE) vs. GROSJEAN, Sebastien (FRA)/SRICHAPHAN, Paradorn (THA)
Bye/(2) BJORKMAN, Jonas (SWE)/MIRNYI, Max (BLR)

Doubles with Rafa?? :eek: Good luck chicos!!! :bigclap:

LaTenista
05-06-2006, 10:42 PM
I know it's nearly impossible but I'm dreaming of Feli taking out Roger. :cuckoo: Not because I like Feli so much, I don't particularly like him, but because of all those people guessing who's going to take out Roger apart from Nadal. I just know nobody is betting on LaLo. :lol: Sorry Rogifan. :angel:

:lol: Not even Feli is dreaming of beating Federer. :tape:

I SO want to see David and Rafa play doubles together, but doubles is never on TV. :sad:

*Ljubica*
05-07-2006, 03:22 PM
Yes David is in Rome. I saw him practice today with Verdasco. I took a few pictures I will try and upload here when I get home. He wore navy blue shorts and T-shirt and baseball cap. :wavey: from Rome!

FerrersLinda
05-07-2006, 03:33 PM
Yes David is in Rome. He wore navy blue shorts and T-shirt and baseball cap. :wavey: from Rome!

Thanks for the fashion update Rosie. :cool:
Hope you're having a good time and don't run in to Guille to much. :p

alisia
05-07-2006, 05:14 PM
David plays first on court6. He & Nadal will also play their doubles match tomorrow.

Sue
05-07-2006, 09:19 PM
Thanks for the Rome report Ros!
And thanks for the info Alisia....

bavaria100
05-07-2006, 10:09 PM
Good Luck David! Acasuso will be a tough opponent and David has to be at the top of his game tomorrow. :scared:

FerrersLinda
05-08-2006, 12:37 PM
David lost his R1 match against Jose 7-5/6-0. :tears:
I wonder what's going on? :shrug:

Primal
05-08-2006, 12:43 PM
David lost his R1 match against Jose 7-5/6-0. :tears:
I wonder what's going on? :shrug:
Did anyone watch the match? What has happened in the 2 set?

Eléa
05-08-2006, 02:18 PM
David :sad: :bigcry:

*Ljubica*
05-08-2006, 02:23 PM
I only saw part of the match as it clashed with Monaco and I have to put duty first sometimes!!!! When I saw the first few games, David was playing well - but he did seem to be rubbing his shoulder a little :sad: When I next went down there to check he was 0-5 in the second set - I think his injury is far from healed but he wanted to give Rome a go. I wouldn't be surprised if he pulls out of Hamburg :sad: Sorry for bad news.

sonia
05-08-2006, 02:56 PM
:sad:

bavaria100
05-08-2006, 04:02 PM
Oh no. That's horrible. I hope he gets healthy as soon as possible.

Sue
05-08-2006, 04:11 PM
Noooooooooooooooo! Poor David. :-(((((((((

Best that he rests up and takes as long as he needs to get 100% again. Here's some positive healing vibes...

++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ ++++++++++++++

alisia
05-08-2006, 05:41 PM
No surprises in that he's pulled out of the doubles.

VamosEspaña
05-09-2006, 12:09 AM
David seems physically OK!

http://www.940news.com/nouvelles.php?cat=20&id=50833

Federer breezes past Chela at Rome Masters; No. 3 Ljubicic upset at 17:09 on May 8, 2006, EST.

ROME (AP) - Roger Federer is prepared to leave no stone unturned in his latest campaign to topple the king of clay, Rafael Nadal.

......
......

Also, David Ferrer, the 11th seed, was ousted by Argentina's Jose Acasuso 7-5, 6-0 for the fourth time in five matchups.

"The problem was in my head. Physically, I was fine," Ferrer said.

Other winners ......

RogiFan88
05-09-2006, 12:58 AM
I'm glad that David is OK physically but it's disappointing that he's not in his head... a bad loss today, what a shame.

RogiFan88
05-09-2006, 01:00 AM
Yes David is in Rome. I saw him practice today with Verdasco. I took a few pictures I will try and upload here when I get home. He wore navy blue shorts and T-shirt and baseball cap. :wavey: from Rome!

Fer is practising a lot in Rome -- no doubt a vigorous 2-hr practice w Rafa and also w David! ;)

LaTenista
05-09-2006, 02:52 AM
:shrug: According to the doubles draw, David withdrew with a shoulder injury so I'm inclined to believe at least *some* of the problem today was physical despite that quote.

:awww: Maybe he should skip Hamburg, I mean he lost there 1st round last year and the conditions are so much heavier/colder than Roland Garros.

FerrersLinda
05-09-2006, 01:34 PM
I also believe that it's probably a combination of the injury and mental-stuff. David hasn't been as mentally tough as he was last season. Maybe he should take a little break, just to breath a bit. I really hope to see him do good at Roland Garros. He has a lot of points to defend and I think doing good there will help him feel better about his abilities.

Well girls, I'm flying to Portugal in a few hours. Going to visit my in-laws, they haven't heard of the internet yet so I won't be in here for a week. Thanks David for solving my problem of how to keep up with your progress in the Rome tournament. ;) After that I will take revenge on my husband by letting him stay at my parents home in Holland for two weeks! :lol: Read you later. :wavey:

Sue
05-09-2006, 04:42 PM
Have a great trip Linda......sunny Portugal...sigh.....am rather envious!
So looks like both you AND David will be having time off, chilling,.......HEY! Wait a minute! Are you SURE you're going to visit *in-laws*?
Hmmmm.........................

;-)

Sue
05-05-2007, 09:48 PM
Time to wish David luck in the beautiful city of Rome......Andreev up first round.....

VAMOS DAVID !!!

FerrersLinda
05-05-2007, 11:52 PM
Thanks for bumping this thread Sue.:worship:

Oh David has to play Igor first.:sad: I like Igor and it poses a bit of a coaching dilemma for the lovely Javi. At least one of his children will go through to the second round.

:bounce: VAMOS DAVID:bounce:

Sue
05-06-2007, 10:07 AM
Don't think David likes playing Igor either....sigh.....lets just hope he's mentally together for this match!

sonia
05-06-2007, 05:31 PM
Good luck to David in Rome!! :bigclap:

LaTenista
05-06-2007, 10:16 PM
Vamos David :rocker2:

alisia
05-07-2007, 06:41 PM
Tuesday's Ooops

Court 6

start at 1 pm: Stepanek (CZE) vs (11) Haas (GER)
followed by Gaudio (ARG) vs Fish (USA)
followed by Andreev (RUS) vs (14) Ferrer (ESP)
followed by Moya (ESP)/Nadal (ESP) vs (7) Erlich (ISR)/ Ram (ISR)

LaTenista
05-07-2007, 06:47 PM
Court 6!?! :shout: That is just so wrong.

alisia
05-07-2007, 06:51 PM
Court 6!?! :shout: That is just so wrong.

He played most of his matches on courts 5 & 6 when we saw him in 2005 & he made it thru to the semi's :D I remember well the concrete & grass you have to sit on :o

Sue
05-07-2007, 09:34 PM
Vamos David!!!!

RogiFan88
05-08-2007, 03:35 AM
FORZA, DAVID!

[loving the title of this thread!]

LaTenista
05-08-2007, 04:01 PM
David's lost the first set 4-6 and Andreev's already had BPs in the 2nd set.

Vamos David! :bounce:

RogiFan88
05-08-2007, 04:04 PM
Come on, David, don't let this Russian/Spanish guy beat you!!!

LaTenista
05-08-2007, 04:15 PM
That was over quick. 4-6, 1-6. :smash:

Sue
05-08-2007, 04:29 PM
:mad: :mad: :mad:

Bad David.

FerrersLinda
05-08-2007, 05:05 PM
:tears:

RogiFan88
05-08-2007, 08:40 PM
what happened?? :sad:

alisia
05-08-2007, 08:57 PM
When I left work he was 4-2 up in the 1st set what went wrong :smash:

He obviously needs one of us to be there to scream at him :D I'll volunteer to go to Rome next year afterall when I went in 2005 he did get to the semi's :o

I was looking forward to watching Marat's match but he recorded me BBC1 instead :fiery:

Sue
05-09-2007, 07:07 AM
I think you're right Ali...David always does better then there's a Ferrer Chica (or two)present. So all we have to do is divide up the calendar between us and he'll be Top Three. Sorted.

alisia
05-09-2007, 09:29 AM
I think you're right Ali...David always does better then there's a Ferrer Chica (or two)present. So all we have to do is divide up the calendar between us and he'll be Top Three. Sorted.

OK then I'll do Rome next year :D

According to the GM he was throwing hissy fits & temper tantrums yesterday I wonder who p****d him off :eek:

Sue
05-09-2007, 03:04 PM
OK then I'll do Rome next year :D

According to the GM he was throwing hissy fits & temper tantrums yesterday I wonder who p****d him off :eek:

Yeah I saw that....and he got a warning too?

Hmmm..okay I'll volunteer for Monte Carlo, Barcelona, Wimbledon and wherever else we're needed!

LaTenista
05-09-2007, 06:56 PM
I think I can only do Cincy. :sad:

FerrersLinda
05-09-2007, 07:58 PM
I'll do the rest:devil: He will pay us to travel with him, right?:cool:

alisia
05-09-2007, 08:02 PM
I'll do the rest:devil: He will pay us to travel with him, right?:cool:

I'm sure he will if we can guarantee him #3 in the world :D

LaTenista
05-09-2007, 08:10 PM
I can't believe I'm rooting for JCF right now. :help:

FerrersLinda
05-09-2007, 08:16 PM
I'm sure he will if we can guarantee him #3 in the world :D

Okay, guaranteed then.:angel:

I can't believe I'm rooting for JCF right now. :help:

Nothing wrong with rooting for the muppet King.:)

alisia
05-09-2007, 08:24 PM
Okay, guaranteed then.:angel:

I'll tell my boss I need 4 months off work then :D


Nothing wrong with rooting for the muppet King.:)

:speakles:

FerrersLinda
05-09-2007, 08:33 PM
I'll tell my boss I need 4 months off work then :D

:bounce:

So how would it work? Every time he starts to shoulder shrug we run onto the court smack him and tell him to stop acting like a baby and get on with it?:lol:

:speakles:

You know you like Juan Carlos you just haven't been able to express it yet.:devil: Btw I don't mind Potito.

LaTenista
05-09-2007, 08:43 PM
All over. :( And I lost TT because of JCF too. :mad:

Sue
05-09-2007, 09:38 PM
:bounce:

So how would it work? Every time he starts to shoulder shrug we run onto the court smack him and tell him to stop acting like a baby and get on with it?:lol:



Hang on a minute....we travel the world watching tennis ( specifically David playing tennis), he pays us for doing so AND we get to smack him?
I've died and gone to heaven ! :devil:

Sue
05-09-2007, 09:38 PM
All over. :( And I lost TT because of JCF too. :mad:

Sorry Isa.

alisia
05-10-2007, 09:05 AM
Hang on a minute....we travel the world watching tennis ( specifically David playing tennis), he pays us for doing so AND we get to smack him?
I've died and gone to heaven ! :devil:

inserts fainting smilie because I would think I'd died & gone to heaven as well :devil:

:bounce:

So how would it work? Every time he starts to shoulder shrug we run onto the court smack him and tell him to stop acting like a baby and get on with it?:lol:

That sounds a good idea to me although we would have to tell his mummy & daddy we were doing it for his own good :D as well as the police of course :o


You know you like Juan Carlos you just haven't been able to express it yet.:devil: Btw I don't mind Potito.

And I have no intention of ever expressing it unless he beats Federer :p

alisia
05-03-2008, 05:40 PM
(1) FEDERER, Roger vs Bye
CANAS, Guillermo vs NASO, Gianluca
STARACE, Potito vs CILIC, Marin
KARLOVIC, Ivo vs MATHIEU, Paul-Henri(15)

(9)GASQUET, Richard vs QUALIFIER
TURSUNOV, Dmitry vs ACASUSO, Jose
STEPANEK, Radek vs NIEMINEN, Jarkko
(5)FERRER, David vs Bye

(3)DJOKOVIC, Novak vs Bye
DARCIS, Steve vs LJUBICIC, Ivan
LEE, Hyung-Taik vs ANDREEV, Igor
QUALIFIER vs MONACO, Juan (13)

GONZALEZ, Fernando vs TIPSAREVIC, Janko
QUALIFIER vs SODERLING, Robin
ALMAGRO, Nicolas vs CIPOLLA, Flavio
(7) NALBANDIAN, David vs Bye

(6)RODDICK, Andy vs Bye
LLODRA, Michael vs FISH, Mardy
BOLELLI, Simone vs QUALIFIER
SIMON, Gilles vs TSONGA, Jo-Wilfried (10

(14)ROBREDO, Tommy vs CHELA, Juan Ignacio
MAHUT, Nicolas vs QUALIFIER
ANCIC, Mario vs LOPEZ, Feliciano
(4)DAVYDENKO, Nikolay vs Bye

(8)BLAKE, James vs Bye
SEPPI, Andreas vs SANTORO, Fabrice
VOLANDRI, Filippo vs QUALIFIER
VERDASCO, Fernando vs MOYA, Carlos (11)

MURRAY, Andy vs QUALIFIER
SAFIN, Marat vs WAWRINKA, Stanislas
FERRERO, Juan Carlos vs KIEFER, Nicolas
Bye vs NADAl, Rafael (2)

but-it's-ok
05-06-2008, 03:40 PM
David is blogging for ATP Tour from Rome this week:lick: Bloggers usually do rather well-don't they.

Cat123
05-06-2008, 06:29 PM
Really? :lol: I never really read the ATP blogs (though I obv will now!), I don't know why. But there seemed to be a curse on the WTA bloggers for a while!

alisia
05-06-2008, 10:15 PM
Oops for Wednesday ~ typical they've not put him on a televised court :rolleyes:

CAMPO 6

Radek STEPANEK (CZE) vs David FERRER (ESP)
Fernando GONZALEZ (CHI) vs Evgeny KOROLEV (RUS)
Nicolas LAPENTTI (ECU) vs Fernando VERDASCO (ESP)

Jeff COETZEE (RSA)/Wesley MOODIE (RSA) vs Jose ACASUSO (ARG)/Fernando GONZALEZ (CHI)

Richard GASQUET (FRA)/Fabrice SANTORO (FRA) vs Simone BOLELLI (ITA)/Andreas SEPPI (ITA)

RogiFan88
05-07-2008, 02:31 AM
VAMOS, FERRU, get rid of the wormy guy!

Enjoying David's blog! ;)

Cat123
05-07-2008, 12:06 PM
I'm being a bit dense, but I can't find it. Can someone post a direct link please? :)

Sommarsverige
05-07-2008, 12:08 PM
I'm being a bit dense, but I can't find it. Can someone post a direct link please? :)

http://www.atptennis.com/1/en/blog/ferrer2008.asp

Cat123
05-07-2008, 12:11 PM
Thankyou!!! It was a great read, I love that the Spanish boys are so close :hug: That pic of the three of them at lunch is ace!

Been following his match with Radek on LS but I have to go now, good luck!!!

Sommarsverige
05-07-2008, 01:21 PM
Ferru lost to Stepanek 6:4, 2:6, 1:6 :sad: :sad:
I must say I was very, very surprised by this result, but maybe he is also a little tired after all these weeks with many matches...

So, come to sunny Hamburg now, Ferru ;)

RogiFan88
05-07-2008, 03:20 PM
:sad:

yuk, beaten by that Wormy one... hope David can get some rest and be all ready for Hamburg... I was hoping either he or Fena w make the Roma SF...

alisia
05-07-2008, 03:25 PM
Birte, I think he's tired after playing practically non stop for 3 wks & also he was quite heavily taped up again in Barcelona :( Thou I think I really need to go to Rome next year because I went in 2005 when he got to the semi's :D

Cat123
05-07-2008, 06:41 PM
:awww: Bloggers curse? :unsure:

FerrersLinda
04-25-2009, 05:56 PM
Even though David still has that small task of winning the Barcelona final ahead of him, the draw for next week's engagement is out. Looks okay! And he's got Birte there to remind him that we all need him to win.:p

[1] NADAL, Rafael ESP vs BYE
SEPPI, Andreas ITA vs QUERREY, Sam USA
SODERLING, Robin SWE vs GRANOLLERS, Marcel ESP
QUALIFIER vs [14] BLAKE, James USA

[9] TSONGA, Jo-Wilfried FRA vs GASQUET, Richard FRA
ALMAGRO, Nicolas ESP vs GULBIS, Ernests LAT
FISH, Mardy USA vs ANDREEV, Igor RUS
BYE vs [6] VERDASCO, Fernando ESP

[4] MURRAY, Andy GBR vs BYE
KIEFER, Nicolas GER vs i]QUALIFIER[/i]
CHELA, Juan Ignacio ARG vs ROCHUS, Christophe BEL
[WC] CIPOLLA, Flavio ITA vs [15] CILIC, Marin CR

[12] GONZALEZ, Fernando CHI vs CHARDY, Jeremy FRA
TIPSAREVIC, Janko SRB vs ACASUSO, Jose ARG
BENNETEAU, Julien FRA vs MELZER, Jurgen AUT
BYE vs [7] DAVYDENKO, Nikolay RUS

[5] DEL POTRO, Juan Martin ARG vs BYE
HANESCU, Victor ROU vs TROICKI, Viktor SRB
QUALIFIER vs QUALIFIER
KUNITSYN, Igor RUS vs [10] WAWRINKA, Stanislas SUI

[13] ROBREDO, Tommy ESP vs SAFIN, Marat RUS
KOHLSCHREIBER, Philipp GER vs BOLELLI, Simone ITA
[WC] STARACE, Potito ITA vs MONTANES, Albert ESP
BYE vs [3] DJOKOVIC, Novak SRB

[8] SIMON, Gilles FRA vs BYE
[WC] FOGNINI, Fabio ITA vs [WC] VOLANDRI, Filippo ITA
QUALIFIER vs BERDYCH, Tomas CZE vs
MATHIEU, Paul-Henri FRA vs [11] FERRER, David ESP

[16] STEPANEK, Radek CZE vs SERRA, Florent FRA
QUALIFIER vs LOPEZ, Feliciano ESP
QUALIFIER vs KARLOVIC, Ivo CRO
BYE vs [2] FEDERER, Roger SUI
__________________

alisia
04-27-2009, 07:25 PM
Oops for Tuesday weather permitting :o

CAMPO 6
start 12:00

[Q] D Gimeno-Traver (ESP) vs [Q] M Youzhny (RUS) 57 45 - To Finish 75 54
[Q] M Zverev (GER) vs T Berdych (CZE)
P Mathieu (FRA) vs [11] D Ferrer (ESP)
I Andreev (RUS) / M Safin (RUS) vs F Lopez (ESP) / F Verdasco (ESP) - After suitable rest

CAMPO 4
start 12:00

R Soderling (SWE) vs M Granollers (ESP)
J Tipsarevic (SRB) vs J Acasuso (ARG)
R Lindstedt (SWE) / R Soderling (SWE) vs M Melo (BRA) / A Sa (BRA) - After suitable rest
N Almagro (ESP) / D Ferrer (ESP) vs F Cermak (CZE) / S Huss (AUS) - After suitable rest

katewallace
04-28-2009, 07:19 PM
Amen to the rain stopping - VAMOS FERRUA ...

alisia
04-28-2009, 08:01 PM
He's already been broken 4*-2 :smash:

FerrersLinda
04-28-2009, 08:58 PM
I'm an awful fan, I didn't know they were still playing.:awww:

Anyways, the match by now has been suspended due to darkness, duh. He's lost the first set 3-6 and is up one game in the second.

VAMOS BABY!

alisia
04-28-2009, 11:39 PM
Oops for Wednesday

CAMPO 6

Starting At: 1:00 PM
Christophe ROCHUS (BEL) vs Marin CILIC (CRO)
Paul-Henri MATHIEU (FRA) vs David FERRER (ESP) To finish 63 01

Not Before 4:00 PM
Fernando GONZALEZ (CHI) or Jeremy CHARDY (FRA) vs Janko TIPSAREVIC (SRB)

Not Before 6:00 PM

After suitable rest
Mischa ZVEREV (GER) vs Paul-Henri MATHIEU (FRA) or David FERRER (ESP)

FerrersLinda
04-29-2009, 03:18 PM
A disappointing loss to PHM.

Blah:awww:

alisia
04-29-2009, 03:29 PM
A disappointing loss to PHM.

Blah:awww:

He obviously didn't fancy playing 2 singles and 1 doubles match today :rolleyes:

FerrersLinda
04-29-2009, 03:48 PM
He obviously didn't fancy playing 2 singles and 1 doubles match today :rolleyes:

Obviously not. But you'd think he got all the sight seeing done last year.:rolleyes:

I'm off to play some tennis in 32C, I'm already sweating like a pig sitting behind my computer.:awww:

katewallace
04-29-2009, 03:51 PM
Swear word, swear word, swear word

:-(

What is it with David and Rome?! What tournament does he play after Rome?

VAMOS DAVID

alisia
04-29-2009, 04:12 PM
Obviously not. But you'd think he got all the sight seeing done last year.:rolleyes:

I'm off to play some tennis in 32C, I'm already sweating like a pig sitting behind my computer.:awww:

we need to go next year ;) he did well when I was there to supervise him :p and if he loses he can show me the sights :devil:

alisia
04-29-2009, 04:14 PM
Swear word, swear word, swear word

:-(

What is it with David and Rome?! What tournament does he play after Rome?

VAMOS DAVID

He plays Estoril next week

Sommarsverige
04-29-2009, 05:23 PM
What did our chico do????? :sad:

Hopefully he will play some better tennis again next week :worship:

katewallace
04-29-2009, 06:39 PM
Thanks Alisia for the information on his next tournie

Linda - 32 degrees? Gah - good luck with that!

alisia
04-25-2010, 01:18 PM
[1] Roger Federer (SUI) bye
Marcos Baghdatis (CYP) - Ernests Gulbis (LAT)
[WC] Filippo Volandri (ITA) - Florian Mayer (GER)
Julien Benneteau (FRA) - [15] Sam Querrey (USA)

[11] Ivan Ljubicic (CRO) - Paul-Henri Mathieu (FRA)
Nicolas Almagro (ESP) - Lukasz Kubot (POL)
Benjamin Becker (GER) - Feliciano Lopez (ESP)
[8] Marin Cilic (CRO) bye

[3] Rafael Nadal (ESP) bye
Pablo Cuevas (URU) - Philipp Kohlschreiber (GER)
Victor Hanescu (ROU) - Michael Berrer (GER)
Igor Andreev (RUS) - [16] Juan Monaco (ARG)

[10] Tomas Berdych (CZE) - Qualifier
Jurgen Melzer (AUT) - Stanislas Wawrinka (SUI)
[WC] Paolo Lorenzi (ITA) - Albert Montanes (ESP)
[5] Robin Soderling (SWE) bye

[7] Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA) bye
Viktor Troicki (SRB) - [SE] Thiemo de Bakker (NED)
Qualifier - Andreas Beck (GER)
Qualifier - [12] Juan Carlos Ferrero (ESP)

[13] David Ferrer (ESP) - Evgeny Korolev (KAZ)
Qualifier - [WC] Potito Starace (ITA)
Andreas Seppi (ITA) - Fabio Fognini (ITA)
[4] Andy Murray (GBR) bye

[6] Fernando Verdasco (ESP) bye
[WC] Simone Bolelli (ITA) - Qualifier
Guillermo Garcia-Lopez (ESP) - Qualifier
Lleyton Hewitt (AUS) - [9] Mikhail Youzhny (RUS)

[14] John Isner (USA) - Horacio Zeballos (ARG)
Thomaz Bellucci (BRA) - Qualifier
Janko Tipsarevic (SRB) - Jeremy Chardy (FRA)
[2] Novak Djokovic (SRB) bye

alisia
04-26-2010, 08:25 PM
Oops for Tuesday

David plays 4th on Pietrangeli

alisia
04-27-2010, 08:47 PM
David won 6-4 6-1 :worship:

Oops for Wednesday

CENTER COURT

Not Before 8:30 PM
David FERRER (ESP)
vs
Potito STARACE (ITA

Edda
04-28-2010, 02:44 AM
Congratulations, David!

Jillian
04-28-2010, 12:02 PM
Congratulations David and Good Luck for your match tonight, I'll be cheering him on again. I bet he isn't happy at having to play tonight when Barcelona have got their big match at the same time.....................

gorgo1986
04-28-2010, 07:51 PM
David leads 7-5 *3-2 up a break in the second! VAMOS!!!

alisia
04-28-2010, 08:31 PM
David won 7-5 6-2 :worship: next up is Murray :tape:

gorgo1986
04-28-2010, 08:55 PM
Vamos David!!! Kick some Murray ass!

Edda
04-29-2010, 02:57 AM
Congratulations, David! Good luck against Murray tomorrow!

Carol96
04-29-2010, 11:32 AM
A huge VAMOSSSS! For David this afternoon - he's on clay, he's fighting and he's beaten Murray on clay before....

alisia
04-29-2010, 06:20 PM
David beat Murray 6-3 6-4 :bounce: next up is Tsonga :help:

gorgo1986
04-29-2010, 07:17 PM
Ferrer was too good for Murray! VAMOS!!!

alisia
04-29-2010, 08:56 PM
Andy Murray loses to David Ferrer at Rome Masters

Murray has now lost four of his last five games on the ATP Tour
Murray has now suffered four defeats in his last five matches

Andy Murray's hopes of an extended run at the Rome Masters came to an end with a straight-sets defeat by Spain's 13th seed David Ferrer in the third round.

Murray had ended a three-match losing streak with victory over Andreas Seppi in the previous round, but found the in-form Ferrer a far tougher test.

Ferrer broke once in each set to win 6-3 6-4 in one hour and 36 minutes.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/tennis/8651071.stm

Jillian
04-29-2010, 09:05 PM
Way to go Ferru......................

He played brilliantly today and was far too strong for Murray. So happy for him and hope he takes it forward and beats Tsonga tomorrow.

cobalt60
04-29-2010, 11:34 PM
Quite nice :yeah:

cobalt60
04-30-2010, 04:20 PM
And again:woohoo:
Looking forward to watching it tonight!

xohxmyx
04-30-2010, 06:18 PM
david ferrer...kickin a** and takin' names :D

Jillian
04-30-2010, 08:50 PM
WAY TO GO FERRU.................... :worship::worship::worship:

gorgo1986
04-30-2010, 09:01 PM
David played so well! Vamos David, keep the great tennis up.

alisia
05-01-2010, 09:40 AM
ORDER OF PLAY - SATURDAY, 1 MAY, 2010

CENTER COURT start 1:30 pm
[13] D Ferrer (ESP) vs [6] F Verdasco (ESP)

Not Before 4:00 PM
E Gulbis (LAT) vs [3] R Nadal (ESP)
[7] L Kubot (POL) / O Marach (AUT) vs [2] B Bryan (USA) / M Bryan (USA)

PIETRANGELI start 12:00 noon
P Cuevas (URU) / J Monaco (ARG) vs J Isner (USA) / S Querrey (USA)

alisia
05-01-2010, 09:44 AM
David Ferrer ensured there would be at least one Spaniard in the Rome final for the eighth time in the past 10 years as he crushed Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 6-4, 6-1 to set a semi-final clash with his countryman Verdasco. The No. 17-ranked Ferrer converted four of seven break points and recorded a high first-serve percentage of 78 per cent to seal victory in 72 minutes.

The 28-year-old Ferrer is through to the semi-finals in Rome for the second time (l. to Nadal in 2005) and will look to reach the final of an ATP World Tour Masters 1000 event for the first time. The Valencia resident leads the ATP World Tour with a 22-3 match record on clay and a 28-8 overall record this season, including victory at the Abierto Mexicano Telcel (d. Ferrero) in Acapulco and a runner-up finish at the Copa Telmex (l. to Ferrero) in Buenos Aires.

Looking ahead to the clash with Ferrer, Verdasco commented: "He's a very tough player and looking at his results this year on clay, he's one of the best. Every time I play him I know it's a very tough match and so I hope tomorrow is going to be different. I will need my very best tennis if I want to beat him."

***

For the second straight ATP World Tour Masters 1000 tournament, the Spanish trio of World No. 3 and four-time Rome champion Rafael Nadal, No. 6 seed Fernando Verdasco and No. 13 David Ferrer are in the semi-finals. They are joined by unseeded Latvian Ernests Gulbis, who is making his first appearance in an ATP World Tour Masters 1000 semi-final.

Nadal and Ferrer have yet to drop a set this week (Nadal has not lost his serve). This is the first time in Rome in the Open Era (since 1968) that three Spaniards are in the semi-finals. It is also the third time (since 1990) a Spanish trio are in the semis of an ATP World Tour Masters 1000 tournament. It happened two weeks ago in Monte-Carlo and in Hamburg in 2001.

In the first semi-final, Verdasco brings a 6-3 career advantage over Ferrer, winning the past three meetings. Both players are making their third straight semi-final or better showing in as many weeks.

SPANIARDS DOMINATE – With Ferrer-Verdasco meeting in the semi-finals, a Spaniard is guaranteed in the Rome final for the eighth time in the past 10 years (except 2008, '02). During that stretch, Nadal won four titles (2005-07, '09), Carlos Moya (2004), Felix Mantilla (2003) and Juan Carlos Ferrero (2001).

2010 ATP WORLD TOUR MATCH WINS LEADERS – The Spanish trio of Ferrer, Verdasco and Nadal are among the top four match wins leaders on the ATP World Tour this year (incl. W-L and titles won):

1) David Ferrer 28-8 W-L / 1 title
2) Andy Roddick 26-4 / 2
3) Fernando Verdasco 26-6 / 2
4) Rafael Nadal 24-4 / 1

alisia
05-01-2010, 09:49 AM
David speaking English :drool:

http://www.atpworldtour.com/Tennis/Media/Videos/2010/04-Rome/Rome-2010-Friday-Interview-Ferrer.aspx

alisia
05-01-2010, 01:00 PM
What a comeback by David in the 1st set from 1*-5 down to win it 7-5 :worship:

alisia
05-01-2010, 02:45 PM
David bt Fer 7-5 6-3 :worship: to reach his 1st "normal" Masters final :D


David Ferrer seals place in Rome Masters final

Ferrer took advantage of a tiring Verdasco to reach the final.Spaniard David Ferrer is through to the final of the Rome Masters after a straight sets victory over compatriot Fernando Verdasco.

The world number 17 sealed his 7-5 6-3 victory in an hour and a half to reach his first Masters final.

The 13th seed was 5-1 down in the first set but rallied to win it before bossing the second as Verdasco faded.

Ferrer will face either world number three Rafael Nadal or Latvian Ernests Gulbis who play later on Saturday.

In Saturday's first semi-final, Ferrer was able to take advantage of a sluggish Verdasco who had fought his way to a marathon 7-6 (7-4) 3-6 6-4 quarter-final victory over world number two Novak Djokovic a day earlier.

However, the world number nine, who has reached the final of his last two tournaments - losing to Nadal in Monte Carlo two weeks ago and beating Robin Soderling to win the Barcelona Open last weekend - seized the initiative in the first set.

But he then lost his composure and a number of unforced errors entered his game as he lost six straight games to give Ferrer the set and control of the match.

The second set was more straightforward for the superior Ferrer who has not dropped a set this week and leads the tour with 23 wins on clay this season.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/tennis/8656055.stm

alisia
05-01-2010, 04:45 PM
Ferrer Ends Verdasco Run

World No. 17 David Ferrer brought to an end Fernando Verdasco’s stellar clay-court run Saturday as he reached his first ATP World Tour Masters 1000 final with a 7-5, 6-3 victory over his fellow Spaniard Saturday at the Internazionali BNL d’Italia in Rome.

Victory for Ferrer avenged the defeat he suffered to Verdasco in the semi-finals of the Barcelona Open BancSabadell last week. Verdasco went on to win the title in Barcelona, having reached the final of the Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters (l. to Nadal) a week earlier, and had won 12 of his past 13 matches coming into his 10th clash with Ferrer.

World No. 9 Verdasco looked to be well on his way to reaching a third successive ATP World Tour final as he broke serve twice to race to a 5-1 lead. However, the effects of having taken three hours and 18 minutes to defeat Novak Djokovic in Friday’s quarter-finals began to take their toll on Verdasco and, coupled with much improved play from Ferrer, Verdasco’s lead began to slip away rapidly.

Ferrer reined in the errors that had cost him in the early stages and exposed Verdasco’s fatigue by making the Madrileño work hard for every point as he won six successive games to steal the first set.

Ferrer’s intensity did not relent in the second set and he quickly established a 2-0 lead. There was a brief second wind for Verdasco, who showed flashes of the excellence that has propelled him to such heights in the past three weeks to immediately break back. However, Ferrer quickly regained the upper hand as Verdasco tired rapidly in the latter stages and the Valencia native sealed victory in 90 minutes.

"I'm happy because I'm playing very good this season and I think this match was a bit strange," said Ferrer. "The first set was a bit difficult but it was the same for him and he gave me some opportunities that I played and so, in the second set, I played more relaxed and it was easier."

"Until 5-1 things were going okay for me and also he wasn't playing his best and made some mistakes," said Verdasco. "Later, perhaps he saw that I was tired, not from 5-1 but since I got up this morning. He started to play better and became more solid on the court, and what happened, happened.

"The match yesterday was long and very physical against Novak and I was feeling good mentally but my body wasn't feeling the same as before and so I was slower and with less power. Against a player like David, yes I was 5-1, but I was making some mistakes and I wasn't playing a good game."

Having fallen at the semi-final stage four times in ATP World Tour Masters 1000 events, including in Rome in 2005 (l. to Nadal), Ferrer will contest his first final against either Rafael Nadal or Ernests Gulbis.

The 28-year-old Ferrer has been in exemplary form through the first four months of the 2010 ATP World Tour season and leads the tour with a 29-8 match record, including a tour-best 23-3 mark on clay.

He and Juan Carlos Ferrero dominated the Latin American “Golden Swing”, with Ferrer finishing runner-up to his countryman in Buenos Aires before avenging that loss a week later to capture his eighth ATP World Tour in Acapulco. He has also reached three semi-finals, including the past two weeks in Monte-Carlo and Barcelona.

xohxmyx
05-01-2010, 05:15 PM
i just finished watchign rafas epic match with gulbis.....suddenly not as psyched about tomorrows final as i was before the rafa match started.
But oh well davids in the final and he desrves to be there because he has played great all throught this tournement!!
Vamos David!!:fiery:

cobalt60
05-01-2010, 05:52 PM
^^ Well you never know miracles can happen;) I had to leave during the first set at 1-5 but returned at 2-1 second to at least see DF win it! Can't wait to watch the first set completely this evening on the rerun.

Arwelya
05-01-2010, 06:29 PM
Vamos David!!!

Carol96
05-02-2010, 09:53 AM
I always love David's interviews: he is always so modest and has a lovely voice - though every time I am surprised: I seem to expect it to be deeper than it is!! And he is such a fidget too!!

alisia
05-02-2010, 03:06 PM
what a brilliant 1st 8 games :worship: now go away :rain:

Seville
05-02-2010, 05:12 PM
David would deserve to go ahead in the score.

Rafa is playing horribly.

cobalt60
05-02-2010, 05:32 PM
David would deserve to go ahead in the score.

Rafa is playing horribly.

The first rain break cost him; and I expect the same from the second rain break :(. David needs to play to get rhythm. Meh. Whatever the result ( although I feel a never in doubt moment coming on) David has lots to be thankful for this clay season. :yeah:

alisia
05-02-2010, 06:14 PM
The first rain break cost him; and I expect the same from the second rain break :(. David needs to play to get rhythm. Meh. Whatever the result ( although I feel a never in doubt moment coming on) David has lots to be thankful for this clay season. :yeah:

I think he's played a great match and Rafa's not played that bed :)

alisia
05-02-2010, 06:36 PM
David lost the final 7-5 6-2 but he played brillaintly before the rain came :worship: the Clay Monster is back :)

cobalt60
05-02-2010, 06:51 PM
I think he's played a great match and Rafa's not played that bed :)

Agree- those first 8 games were great from both :yeah: Unless Rafa has an off day and then some I don't see anyone beating him. Good week for David :yeah:

xohxmyx
05-02-2010, 07:06 PM
well of course it was always going to be tough against rafa, but ferrer played amazingly the first set and i think if it wasnt for the rain delay the second set would have been just as great, once play gets delayed for anything less then a few minutes I think its hard for some players to go back out and get into rythme again, and thats particuly bad if your opponent happens to be nadal :P

Getting to a Masters final is a great achievement for any player and im happy for david, he played well and should be happy :) I know i am.....seriously this has been a really good past 3 weeks for me with my players :lol:

Jillian
05-02-2010, 07:09 PM
David played brilliantly today, especially considering it was his first Masters final and could have been too nervous to play and folded as some other players would have done.

I don't think the rain delays helped David, but in the end maybe Rafa was just too strong. David has had a wonderful tournament though and should be really proud of himself as I am proud of him too.

He will be back upto No.12 in the world tomorrow in the rankings and truly deserved, so that just goes to show the doubters who said he'd never get anywhere near the top ten again..............................

cobalt60
05-02-2010, 07:11 PM
OOH #12 great!!

alisia
05-02-2010, 07:20 PM
He needs to get back inside the top 8 so I can see him at the O2 arena :p

cobalt60
05-02-2010, 07:25 PM
He needs to get back inside the top 8 so I can see him at the O2 arena :p

:lol: Of course;)

alisia
05-02-2010, 10:03 PM
WHAT THE PLAYERS SAID

Nadal: "The important thing is that I won a very important tournament and finally I am very happy. Probably I didn't play as well as Monte Carlo. I played well, but not as well as Monte Carlo, but the important thing is winning."

On his 17 ATP World Tour Masters 1000 titles: "I am 23 and sure 17 is a very important number for me. There are some tournaments coming up – Madrid is coming up soon – and so I'm going to try to keep winning, but these tournaments are very difficult and some of the best players in the world are there."

Ferrer: "This is the first time with a [ATP World Tour] Masters [1000] final in Rome and I am happy with that. I am happy with my season this year – it is important for me and for my confidence for my next tournaments."

Edda
05-03-2010, 12:28 AM
Congratulations, David on your Number 12 ranking!

alisia
05-03-2010, 02:18 PM
Nadal Captures Record-Equalling 17th Masters 1000 Trophy
Rome, Italy

World No. 3 Rafael Nadal won a record-equalling 17th ATP World Tour Masters 1000 title Sunday when he overcame fellow Spaniard David Ferrer 7-5, 6-2 in a rain-hit final at the Internazionali BNL d’Italia in Rome.

At the age of just 23, Nadal has drawn level with the retired Andre Agassi, who has held the record of 17 ATP World Tour Masters 1000 titles since winning his last of the coveted shields in Cincinnati in 2004, aged 34. Roger Federer is in second place with 16 ATP World Tour Masters 1000 titles.

"I am 23 and sure 17 is a very important number for me," said Nadal. "There are some tournaments coming up – Madrid is coming up soon – and so I'm going to try to keep winning, but these tournaments are very difficult and some of the best players in the world are there."

Nadal won his first ATP World Tour Masters 1000 title at the age of 18, when he defeated Guillermo Coria in the 2005 Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters final. Two weeks ago he became the first player in the Open Era to win a tournament title for six straight years when he crushed Fernando Verdasco in Monte-Carlo to claim his 16th ATP World Tour Masters 1000 title. Overall in ATP World Tour Masters 1000 action, he has compiled a 175-35 match record and has a 17-6 mark in finals.

As the winner, Nadal received 1000 South African Airways 2010 ATP Ranking points and €434,000, while Ferrer, who finished runner-up in his first ATP World Tour Masters 1000 final, earned 600 ranking points and €203,000 in prize money.

With two ATP World Tour Masters 1000 titles to his name already in 2010, Nadal has made a strong early claim for a place in the elite eight-man field at the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals, to be held at The O2 in London from 21-28 November.

"The important thing is that I won a very important tournament and finally I am very happy," said Nadal. "Probably I didn't play as well as Monte Carlo. I played well, but not as well as Monte Carlo, but the important thing is winning."

In his post-match interview after defeating Fernando Verdasco in the semi-finals Saturday, Ferrer said his game plan against Nadal would be to play “very aggressively” and the high-risk tactic from the Valencia resident made for a very competitive first set in the pair’s 14th meeting.

The score was level at 4-4 in the first set when the light drizzle that had been a constant accompaniment fell harder and play was suspended for the first time. On the resumption, Ferrer held for a 5-4 lead before putting Nadal under pressure with a 30-0 lead on his Davis Cup teammate’s serve. With the confidence of a 10-3 career lead over Ferrer, though, Nadal quickly turned the situation around, holding serve before converting his sixth break point chance on the Ferrer serve for a 6-5 lead.

Aggressive play off Nadal’s second serve earned Ferrer his only break point of the match as the No. 3 seed served for the set, but the left-hander quickly alleviated the threat with a swinging serve out wide and went on to close out the one-set lead.

Looking to build on his lead as the weather began to worsen once more, Nadal took advantage as Ferrer went for too much in his bid to dictate the points and as the right-hander over-hit a backhand, Nadal secured a 2-1 lead.

At that point, play was once again halted due to rain and it was over an hour and a half later before the players were called back to court to finish the match. Keen to not delay any longer, Nadal went for yet more aggression when play resumed and the pressure told on Ferrer in the seventh game. Two double faults from the right-hander proved costly as Nadal clinched a 5-2 lead and, ruthless as ever, Nadal quickly sealed victory on serve after one hour and 44 minutes.

"After the rain, the court was slower and of course Rafa is in form, especially in difficult moments and it's difficult to beat him," said Ferrer. "But I was pleased with my game."

Nadal won the Rome title for the fifth time, having previously triumphed in 2005-2007 and last year with victory over Novak Djokovic in the final. He holds a 27-1 event record. Throughout the week, Nadal held serve 49 of 50 games and saved 15 of 16 break points. The only player to break his serve was Latvian Ernests Gulbis, who pushed Nadal to three sets in the semi-finals.

World No. 17 Ferrer, who leads the ATP World Tour with a 23-4 clay-court mark in 2010, was bidding for his second title of the season. During the Latin American “Golden Swing” in February he finished runner-up to Juan Carlos Ferrero in the Buenos Aires final, before avenging that defeat a week later with victory in Acapulco. He came into Rome on the strength of back-to-back semi-final showings in Monte-Carlo (l. to Nadal) and at the Barcelona Open BancSabadell (l. to Verdasco).

"This is the first time with a Masters 1000 final in Rome and I am happy with that," said Ferrer. "I am happy with my season this year; it is important for me and for my confidence for my next tournaments."

Interview with David http://www.atpworldtour.com/Tennis/Media/Videos/2010/04-Rome/Rome-2010-Final-Interview-Ferrer.aspx

alisia
05-07-2011, 01:58 PM
not a great draw for David this year because he's got Rafa in the 1/8 finals :(

[1]Nadal v Bye
Qualifier v Bellucci
Lopez v Llodra
Kohlschreiber v [14]Youzhny
[11]Fish v Giraldo
Ljubicic v Cipolla
Cilic v Karlovic
[6]Ferrer v Bye

[3]Federer v Bye
Baghdatis v Tsonga
Qualifier v Qualifier
Montanes v [16]Gasquet
[10]Monfils v Qualifier
Qualifier v Stakhovsky
Monaco v Seppi
[6]Berdych v Bye

[8]Melzer v Bye
Mayer v Golubev
Chela v Isner
Simon v [12]Roddick
[15]Troicki v Davydenko
Starace v Dolgopolov
Malisse v Garcia-Lopez
[4]Murray v Bye

[5]Soderling v Bye
Verdasco v Raonic
Anderson v Querrey
Bolelli v [9]Almagro
[14]Wawrinka v Fognini
Volandri v De Bakker
Qualifier v Qualifier
[2]Djokovic v Bye

Sommarsverige
05-07-2011, 07:16 PM
Good luck, Ferru!!!

Edda
05-08-2011, 02:11 AM
Good luck in Rome, Ferru!

Sommarsverige
05-14-2012, 09:38 AM
This week our chico is playing in Rome and I am not at all happy with his draw :mad:
Today Ferru is playing doubles together with Feli :drool: How I would love to be there and watch that match!!!!

1 Djokovic, Novak
Bye

Tomic, Bernard 4
Giraldo, Santiago 5

Stepanek, Radek
Chela, Juan Ignacio 7

Q Ungur, Adrian 8
Monaco, Juan 9

Del Potro, Juan Martin 10
Llodra, Michael 11

Bellucci, Thomaz 12
Youzhny, Mikhail 13

Troicki, Viktor 14
Volandri, Filippo 15

Bye
Tsonga, Jo-Wilfried 17

Federer, Roger 18
Bye

Kavcic, Blaz 20
Berlocq, Carlos 21

Anderson, Kevin 22
Ferrero, Juan Carlos 23

Bogomolov Jr., Alex 24
Monfils, Gael 25

Isner, John 26
Kohlschreiber, Philipp 27

Seppi, Andreas 28
Istomin, Denis 29

Wawrinka, Stanislas 30
Haase, Robin 31

Bye
Tipsarevic, Janko

Ferrer, David
Bye

Verdasco, Fernando 36
Dolgopolov, Alexandr 37

Garcia-Lopez, Guillermo 38
Andujar, Pablo 39

Young, Donald
Simon, Gilles 41

Gasquet, Richard 42
Melzer, Jurgen 43

Davydenko, Nikolay 44
Lorenzi, Paolo 45

Ramos, Albert 46
Nalbandian, David 47

Bye
Murray, Andy 49

Berdych, Tomas 50
Bye

Kubot, Lukasz 52
Starace, Potito 53

Querrey, Sam 54
Nieminen, Jarkko 55

Cilic, Marin 56
Almagro, Nicolas 57

Lopez, Feliciano 58
Granollers, Marcel 59

Fognini, Fabio 60
Baghdatis, Marcos 61

Raonic, Milos 62
Mayer, Florian 63

Bye
Nadal, Rafael

FerrersLinda
05-15-2012, 12:15 PM
Nice win over Verdasco 6-3, 7-6. :)

Sommarsverige
05-15-2012, 01:36 PM
Yay :bounce: Feeling also a little sad for Fer, though :(

Linda....sooooo good to see you here again :wavey:

FerrersLinda
05-17-2012, 07:00 PM
Hola:wavey:

I felt kinda bad for FeVer:tape::lol: too. Especially after last weeks painful match. But you know that David is my number 1 boy.

FerrersLinda
05-18-2012, 11:59 AM
:worship:Amazing play by little David 7-6, 6-3.

On to the semis. :cool:

king David
05-19-2012, 12:08 PM
Hope Ferru can beat Nadal, a player I hate

iramlatif
05-19-2012, 05:55 PM
he lost... and got bageled in the second set. 6-7, 0-6. :( but hopefully he got a lot of good claycourt practice and will go into the french open with some confidence.

Edda
06-01-2012, 02:40 AM
That was a great match-two of my favorite players in the final! When Ferru and Rafa get together, it is a hot match!