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Valencia F: Ferrer def. Granollers 7-5 6-3

Luinir
11-07-2010, 04:25 PM
First was long and tight but Ferrer really wanted it. And he won it. Congrats to him. Welcome to the London!

ApproachShot
11-07-2010, 04:26 PM
First set was really good - some sublime volleys by Granollers too. Ferrer deservedly won though and I hope he can keep up this form in London.

dombrfc
11-07-2010, 04:26 PM
Didnt watch most but NID really.

acionescu
11-07-2010, 04:31 PM
Well, we had the #2 and 3 in Basel and gave us a stinker :o

And we had two of the much booed, insulted, underestimated, clay-court specialists "always bending to Nadal" Spaniards in Valencia who gave us a really nice match :yeah:
Ferru's focus was top notch and some of Marcel volleys were just :drool: :worship:

Congrats, David and Marcel :hatoff:

aloniv
11-07-2010, 04:32 PM
Marcel played well and showed that he deserved credit for his semifinal win over Simon.

solowyn
11-07-2010, 04:37 PM
I only saw the first set, but it was really entertaining stuff. Great volleys by granny and equally awesome passing shots by pics. Congrats Ferrer :hearts:

MUST GET HAWKEYE NEXT YEAR!

Orka_n
11-07-2010, 04:41 PM
Expected result but David you are a hero :banana: Great stuff. Good luck at the WTF.

Har-Tru
11-07-2010, 04:41 PM
Superb tennis in the first set, really refreshing to see those contrasting styles. Very good execution from both sides too.

Second set a bit lower quality-wise as expected, but overall this match well exceeded expectations...

and yes, get Hawkeye for next year FFS.

Corey Feldman
11-07-2010, 04:44 PM
damn you GG.Lopez, should have beat him in 1R

Sommarsverige
11-07-2010, 04:48 PM
Great, great match and especially the first set was so entertaining and really great tennis :yeah: :yeah:

I am sooooo happy for David that he won his hometown tournament, it means soooooooooo much to him!

Big congrats to David, also for making it (almost sure) to Londo :hug: :yeah:

Voo de Mar
11-07-2010, 04:52 PM
Very tough task to win a tournament as a "lucky loser" :p Anyway it's weird we had LL finalists week after week.

propi
11-07-2010, 04:53 PM
Marcel :sad:
But awesome week in general and back to top 50 :cheer::banana:

finishingmove
11-07-2010, 04:55 PM
I hope pics has something left in the tank for the WTF...

*bunny*
11-07-2010, 05:00 PM
Congrats Ferru!! :yippee:
He looked really happy to win the home tournament which he partly owns and to almost make London. :)
Granollers played well too. No surprise he tore down the draw this week.

Also it was soooooooooooooo nice to see Juan Carlos as the trophey presenter for Ferru. :hearts: Pity he couldn't play his tournament this year. Really hope he will be 100% injury free next season!

Arkulari
11-07-2010, 05:40 PM
Awesome match, great effort from Marcel but Pics is the better player :yeah:

guga2120
11-07-2010, 05:47 PM
Congrats to Ferrer.

but-it's-ok
11-07-2010, 06:04 PM
Ferru!:yeah:

cobalt60
11-07-2010, 06:20 PM
:woohoo:

Manequin75
11-07-2010, 06:25 PM
David Ferrer won Valencia 500 and was thrilled. He called it one of the happiest days of his career, and celeberated in style - he went into the stands - quite a long way around to hug his parents. Pardon the typical tennis fan if he yawns and doesnt appreciate this victory and doesnt quite get it why ferrer celeberated like he won a grand slam. In this Federer and Nadal era its been all about winning grand slams and laying claims on becoming the GOAT. While I might also be somewhat in this camp, I just couldn't help admire Ferrer and feel very happy for him. I felt the same elation I felt for Rafa when he won the US open. THis guy Ferrer has the grit and determination second to none. Unfortunately his lack of firepower (all relative) has not given him much success against the elite.

How many times have i seen this guy lose to the elite even though I felt he was more consistent and had outplayed them. Lack of a hard, powerful shot to finish the point off has been his number one disadvantage. His defense, ability to retrieve and durability are probably even superior to Rafa - just falls short finishing it off. Very unfortunate really.

I will keep Ferrer's celeberation in my memories - one of the nicest guys on the tour who truly deserves the best in tennis achievements. I dont know how many tournaments he will win and dont care - just happy that today belongs to him. Good luck in Paris & London.

Wish he wins the french open once....

*Jean*
11-07-2010, 07:39 PM
Well done, David ;)

solowyn
11-07-2010, 07:39 PM
David Ferrer won Valencia 500 and was thrilled. He called it one of the happiest days of his career, and celeberated in style - he went into the stands - quite a long way around to hug his parents. Pardon the typical tennis fan if he yawns and doesnt appreciate this victory and doesnt quite get it why ferrer celeberated like he won a grand slam. In this Federer and Nadal era its been all about winning grand slams and laying claims on becoming the GOAT. While I might also be somewhat in this camp, I just couldn't help admire Ferrer and feel very happy for him. I felt the same elation I felt for Rafa when he won the US open. THis guy Ferrer has the grit and determination second to none. Unfortunately his lack of firepower (all relative) has not given him much success against the elite.

How many times have i seen this guy lose to the elite even though I felt he was more consistent and had outplayed them. Lack of a hard, powerful shot to finish the point off has been his number one disadvantage. His defense, ability to retrieve and durability are probably even superior to Rafa - just falls short finishing it off. Very unfortunate really.

I will keep Ferrer's celeberation in my memories - one of the nicest guys on the tour who truly deserves the best in tennis achievements. I dont know how many tournaments he will win and dont care - just happy that today belongs to him. Good luck in Paris & London.

Wish he wins the french open once....
Lovely sentiments, totally agreed :D

philosophicalarf
11-07-2010, 07:45 PM
Much better from Granollers today than yesterday, Simon really dragged things down to sub-challenger level.

jonathancrane
11-07-2010, 08:10 PM
http://d.yimg.com/a/p/sp/ap/84/fullj.d29e9dee9e0dcb2917080bcf8c7604b3/b934609036454af0b517c0379d251c1d.jpg

http://d.yimg.com/a/p/sp/ap/d8/fullj.961d22eececc9b884f73cbba805d0c0e/0f08267cc5a64ab984457d7210576f87.jpg

http://d.yimg.com/a/p/sp/getty/2f/fullj.66fce1ee085da990439cb170575508ba/66fce1ee085da990439cb170575508ba-getty-tennis-esp-atp-ferrer.jpg

http://d.yimg.com/a/p/sp/getty/9b/fullj.a8bc9f4edfd4a057a64cd7815524368b/a8bc9f4edfd4a057a64cd7815524368b-getty-tennis-esp-atp-ferrer.jpg



:inlove:

acionescu
11-07-2010, 08:26 PM
:inlove: :hearts:

Fujee
11-07-2010, 08:51 PM
Ferrer is so talented, wish he had this form more often. Congratulations!

Sommarsverige
11-07-2010, 09:20 PM
David Ferrer won Valencia 500 and was thrilled. He called it one of the happiest days of his career, and celeberated in style - he went into the stands - quite a long way around to hug his parents. Pardon the typical tennis fan if he yawns and doesnt appreciate this victory and doesnt quite get it why ferrer celeberated like he won a grand slam. In this Federer and Nadal era its been all about winning grand slams and laying claims on becoming the GOAT. While I might also be somewhat in this camp, I just couldn't help admire Ferrer and feel very happy for him. I felt the same elation I felt for Rafa when he won the US open. THis guy Ferrer has the grit and determination second to none. Unfortunately his lack of firepower (all relative) has not given him much success against the elite.

How many times have i seen this guy lose to the elite even though I felt he was more consistent and had outplayed them. Lack of a hard, powerful shot to finish the point off has been his number one disadvantage. His defense, ability to retrieve and durability are probably even superior to Rafa - just falls short finishing it off. Very unfortunate really.

I will keep Ferrer's celeberation in my memories - one of the nicest guys on the tour who truly deserves the best in tennis achievements. I dont know how many tournaments he will win and dont care - just happy that today belongs to him. Good luck in Paris & London.

Wish he wins the french open once....

Can also only agree to 100% Great post :yeah:

And all the pics are sooooooooooooo :drool: :hearts:

cobalt60
11-07-2010, 09:35 PM
Mannequin- I echo your sentiments but I want to add- he has one of the best return of serves I have ever seen!

kronus12
11-07-2010, 09:53 PM
Congrats on Ferrer I love watching him play he's such a fighter, deserved to be in London.

philosophicalarf
11-07-2010, 09:54 PM
Nice to see players getting inspired at this time of year, that's how the last London spots are supposed to be determined (*cough* berdy).

habibko
11-07-2010, 09:57 PM
:bigclap: great win for Ferrer, so well deserved :yeah: :worship:

hope he has enough for a great showing in WTF :D

fran70
11-07-2010, 10:33 PM
Great job David. Really well done and deserved title for him. I always admired his tenacity and never give up attitude. Welcome to London :worship:

Sonja1989
11-07-2010, 10:50 PM
Congratulations David!!! :worship::bounce:
He played very well today, he was fantastic.

Congrats Granollers, he played very well too. Good week for Marcel! This is perfect result for him.:hug:

fast_clay
11-07-2010, 11:02 PM
part owner and winner... great combo...

Hewitt =Legend
11-08-2010, 12:07 AM
What a gruelling first set that was, Marcel was always going to be in trouble if he lost that. Granollers impressed me though, the guy has great volleys and if he keeps working hard he can keep moving up the ranks.

Ferrer just to strong and intense, certainly deserves this title and a probable place in London.

ariel2
11-08-2010, 01:40 AM
David Ferrer won Valencia 500 and was thrilled. He called it one of the happiest days of his career, and celeberated in style - he went into the stands - quite a long way around to hug his parents. Pardon the typical tennis fan if he yawns and doesnt appreciate this victory and doesnt quite get it why ferrer celeberated like he won a grand slam. In this Federer and Nadal era its been all about winning grand slams and laying claims on becoming the GOAT. While I might also be somewhat in this camp, I just couldn't help admire Ferrer and feel very happy for him. I felt the same elation I felt for Rafa when he won the US open. THis guy Ferrer has the grit and determination second to none. Unfortunately his lack of firepower (all relative) has not given him much success against the elite.

How many times have i seen this guy lose to the elite even though I felt he was more consistent and had outplayed them. Lack of a hard, powerful shot to finish the point off has been his number one disadvantage. His defense, ability to retrieve and durability are probably even superior to Rafa - just falls short finishing it off. Very unfortunate really.

I will keep Ferrer's celeberation in my memories - one of the nicest guys on the tour who truly deserves the best in tennis achievements. I dont know how many tournaments he will win and dont care - just happy that today belongs to him. Good luck in Paris & London.

Wish he wins the french open once....

Well, Mannequin, yours is the post of the thread. Nicely put. It's interesting, I was thinking the same thing as I was watching the match today: that Ferrer is as good a retriever and perhaps a slightly better volleyer than Nadal. He doesn't have Nadal's height or wingspan but he's done a monumental job with what he's got. He's been a little less consistent than Nadal in the grit category over the years but today he looked as determined as I've ever seen him.

And yes, he can't always finish off the points with his groundstrokes like a Nadal, Verdasco, Soderling and the like (I think back to his USO loss to Nando where he was often overpowered)but he did put away points at the net with outstanding placement and timing. Wow, has he improved in that category!! He really has become an all court player.

I agree that this man deserves to win a French Open just once. It couldn't happen to a nicer player.

Mungo
11-08-2010, 01:43 AM
Granollers the pusher volley master! He will be a top 20 next year beating that bunch of untalented big hitters

Har-Tru
11-08-2010, 12:44 PM
Mannequin- I echo your sentiments but I want to add- he has one of the best return of serves I have ever seen!

Which makes it all the more impressive that Granollers was in with a chance until very late in that first set despite serve and volleying on all first serves, especially on this slow surface.

Action Jackson
11-08-2010, 01:02 PM
Vamos Fernando Vicente doing well with Granollers.

As for Ferrer, a welcome addition to the TMC and made the most of his abilities and more.

nadal_slam_king
11-08-2010, 01:33 PM
Ferrer gonna slaughter everybody at WTF except for Rafa of course :yeah:

Sapeod
11-08-2010, 04:41 PM
Ferrer!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Definately in London now, surely.

How did that Granollers mug get to the final? He sucks.

Ferrer too good for him and took advantage of Murray losing.

harman99
11-08-2010, 04:59 PM
Ferrer!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Definately in London now, surely.

How did that Granollers mug get to the final? He sucks.

Ferrer too good for him and took advantage of Murray losing.

Did you see the match?