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Ginepri def. Ferrero

Fumus
06-25-2004, 09:10 PM
Alright this is where all the Robby fans come out of the woodwork.. :p

Hurley
06-25-2004, 09:11 PM
Here I am :p

But I feel sad for JCF too :sad:

Fumus
06-25-2004, 09:13 PM
America's Robby Ginepri created the biggest upset of the men's tournament so far by dumping the number six seed Juan Carlos Ferrero out in the third round, 6-3, 6-4, 6-1.

The Spaniard appeared drained by his titanic effort in coming back to defeat Stefan Koubek yesterday and could offer no resistance to the 27th seed, who wrapped up the match in 81 mintues. Ginepri will play last year's semi-finalist Sebastien Grosjean in the last 16.

The 21-year-old made today's task look ridiculously simple. He was only briefly troubled in the first set, when Ferrero broke him in the third game. But Ginepri bounced right back with two breaks of his own to take the set 6-3.

It seemed only moments later that he notched up another break and was steaming off with the second set, with Ferrero's ratio of winners to errors hopelessly off key. Ginepri wrapped it up with an ace and the 2003 French Open champion was two sets down inside an hour. It was all a long way from the baseline slugathon against Koubek.

Along with Mardy Fish, Ginepri is one of that batch of young Americans who seem to have been tagged as the next big thing for several seasons, without ever quite arriving. Andy Roddick has been their standard bearer until now.

But on today's form, Ginepri will be looking to stay in The Championships for some time yet. The third set was perilously close to a whitewash. Grosjean had better not be feeling tired when he faces Ginepri on Monday.

maratski
06-25-2004, 09:18 PM
Hurley can you get into WX?

Hurley
06-25-2004, 09:19 PM
Yes, but a lot of people are having trouble getting in.

YoursTruly
06-25-2004, 09:19 PM
I wanted Juan Carlos to win this! He's the real talent and I don't like dirty looking Robby :lol:

Hurley
06-25-2004, 09:20 PM
Hurley can you get into WX?

Oh, it's you. Hi :wavey:

Hurley
06-25-2004, 09:21 PM
I wanted Juan Carlos to win this! He's the real talent and I don't like dirty looking Robby :lol:

More for me :couple:

YoursTruly
06-25-2004, 09:23 PM
More for me :couple:


I have no problem with that!!
Here, you take him *picking up Robby with gloves and handing him over to Hurley*

jmp
06-25-2004, 09:23 PM
I agree with Hurley. I feel :sad: and :D . Come on, Robby. Take advantage of this opportunity.

Hurley
06-25-2004, 09:25 PM
I agree with Hurley. I feel :sad: and :D . Come on, Robby. Take advantage of this opportunity.

It would be nice, but Grosjean is gonna wax him.

maratski
06-25-2004, 09:29 PM
Oh, it's you. Hi :wavey:

:wavey:

I've got a name change here, but it's me ;)

I haven't been able to get in since this morning. I guess I'll try again tomorrow :sad:

Billabong
06-25-2004, 09:32 PM
JC :sad:! Come back strong:)!

Vass
06-25-2004, 09:33 PM
Was it realy an upset? I saw the last few games and I saw that JCF wasn't capable of anything. JC sucks on grass and Ginepri is very good.

star
06-25-2004, 09:34 PM
:sad: JCF

*Ljubica*
06-25-2004, 09:39 PM
I wanted Juan Carlos to win this! He's the real talent and I don't like dirty looking Robby :lol:

Totally agree. Feel really sorry for poor J-C - what a bad year he has had :sad: I think the Koubek match took too much out of him - come back strong Juan-Carlos.

Hurley
06-25-2004, 09:41 PM
:wavey:

I've got a name change here, but it's me ;)

I haven't been able to get in since this morning. I guess I'll try again tomorrow :sad:

Kind of slow today...seems like a lot of people can't get in.

jmp
06-25-2004, 09:41 PM
Originally Posted by Hurley
It would be nice, but Grosjean is gonna wax him.


That's the way I see it as well. But, I'm ready for a surprise AND I like Seb a lot, too. So, I wish them both well.

CarnivalCarnage
06-25-2004, 10:06 PM
Yes, but a lot of people are having trouble getting in.

You said it.

Clara Bow
06-25-2004, 10:15 PM
:sad: I really wanted JCF to win. Sniff...Goran, Coria, and Ferrero all losing in one day.

Yashirobai
06-25-2004, 10:18 PM
Totally agree. Feel really sorry for poor J-C - what a bad year he has had :sad: I think the Koubek match took too much out of him - come back strong Juan-Carlos.

Totally agree with you both as well. It's too bad :sad:

Fee
06-25-2004, 10:47 PM
I love Robby like a little brother and I am very pleased for him, but I am also sad for JCF. It's obvious that he was just plain exhausted from his match yesterday and he did the best he could under the circumstances. I hope that he is able to fully recover and have a really good summer season.

Robby has never beaten Seb and he will have to play the match of his life to beat him on Monday. I just don't think he will be able to pull it off (but I would love to be wrong).

GermanBoy
06-25-2004, 11:01 PM
Here I am and I`m so happy for Robby! Hope, he is able to beat boring Grosjean in the next round... :p

Leo
06-25-2004, 11:15 PM
Ferrero didn't move at all. Pretty shit match on his part. I wonder if we're going to see any of the 2003 Ferrero at all this season.

Ballbuster
06-25-2004, 11:19 PM
May I ask what this WX you speak of is??

trixy
06-26-2004, 12:17 AM
:sad: :sad: The crappy yr continues for JC.

Chloe le Bopper
06-26-2004, 12:22 AM
Ew Ew Ew. He could have just lost one of the MPs to Koubek and saved me the total disgust.

That said, I was prepared to be grossed out immensly, and oh, am I ever.

Seeing as this is the first tournament where Ferrero has strung two matches together since Rotterdam, I'm not sure that it's much of an upset. But it's still *reallly* gross

Havok
06-26-2004, 12:25 AM
Losing the 2nd round is better than the 1st. I'm glad he won that 1st round match, saving MP's is a good thing, but he's still clearly out of sorts and Robby's just lightning quick. Good win for Robby, and I hope JCF gets better soon :sad:

Chloe le Bopper
06-26-2004, 12:26 AM
And losing in the third round is better than the second...

Havok
06-26-2004, 12:28 AM
:haha: but still, even if he was totally embarassed vs Robby, I would rather him win a match (even if it was way too close than it should have been) than for him to bomb out right away.

Chloe le Bopper
06-26-2004, 12:32 AM
No no... this was the third round. That was my point. He beat Boutter in round one. With the schedule all screwed up, it's understandable that you forgot.

Lady
06-26-2004, 12:32 AM
He kinda lost in the 3rd round, you know ;)

But it's sad anyway :(

Lady
06-26-2004, 12:33 AM
Oh, Rebecca was a second faster :p

Havok
06-26-2004, 12:35 AM
Oh, I'm sorry. Totally flew over my head :retard: and yes this schedule is kinda hard to follow, I don't even know who's in which round lol. sorry for the fuck-up:o

Lady
06-26-2004, 12:40 AM
I doubt many know who in what round now, Naldo! lol

I was so messed up with predictions in the game on WTA! I thought I got the opponent wrong, only to know that the match was played yesterday, and that's next round already! lol

BaselineSmash
06-26-2004, 12:46 AM
Sebastien's grasscourt literacy will leave Ginepri wearing the dunce's hat. Ferrero will be avenged.

tennischick
06-26-2004, 12:49 AM
this is shocking. not just that Ginepri beat anybody, but also the score. i am shocked. :eek:

Jennay
06-26-2004, 12:49 AM
:sad: Poor Juan Carlos, he looked exhausted today.

jmp
06-26-2004, 01:09 AM
tennischick :lol:

GO ROBBY! :D

oxy
06-26-2004, 02:26 AM
this is kind of expected after seeing the 1st set...cos JC played a very long match on thurs, 5 tough sets...usually in GS u will get 1 days rest...but not in this case becos of the dumb rain..i agree w most of u that now sometimes i dun even know which round the match is...anyway he lost in the 3rd round so better than 2nd or 1st..:)

Fumus
06-26-2004, 04:27 AM
Geux..Robby...watch guys..don't be suprised if he takes a game or two off of Grosjean...lol...Robby would have to play out of his mind to do that...lol...

Robby has a chance to win, he has played great. We can't take that away from him.

Chloe le Bopper
06-26-2004, 06:17 AM
We can and we will ;)

Chloe le Bopper
06-26-2004, 06:18 AM
this is shocking. not just that Ginepri beat anybody, but also the score. i am shocked. :eek:
Haa @ the "anybody" part. Seems you have the same respect for Ginepri that I do :p (either that or I misunderstood, of course)

Clara Bow
06-26-2004, 06:53 AM
Really...I am going to sound so very very shallow. But one reason why I don't root for Robby is that he looks really, really, dumb. If anyone can provide evidence to the contrary (i.e. an interview where he sounds a bit smart) I will be more than happy to change my opinion.

Hurley
06-26-2004, 08:28 AM
No, he's dumb as a piece of toast :D

And nothing wrong with being shallow...he's a raging idiot and not a great or interesting player, and he can still take me down five ways any Sunday :angel:

oxy
06-26-2004, 09:23 AM
who to root for i really duno.....ferrero, ginepri and grosjean happen to be my fav players...but somehow they must meet....dilemma...:confused:

dubis016
06-26-2004, 09:33 AM
This is not that shocking considering ferrero's recent form, the surface,
plus the previous two matches he has played.. I personally think this was an expected outcome.

Fee
06-26-2004, 03:58 PM
Well, I don't think that Robby is as dumb as a piece of toast. He may not have the raging intellect of Blake or Martin, but he can walk and chew bubble gum at the same time. My first impression of Robby, back in 2002, was that he was very shy and he's not as mature as some of the other players his age. I've gotten to know him a little bit better since then and he just strikes me as very laid back and introverted as opposed to someone like Andy, who is very outgoing and boisterous. I will admit that he hasn't developed a great mind on court yet, but I think he will eventually. He's got top twenty talent, but he's not as crafty or strategic as most of the guys ahead of him. If he ever develops that, along with some confidence, he'll move up.