RG R2: Ferrer def. Benneteau 6-3 6-4 6-2

05-25-2011, 12:38 PM
Ferrer just way too solid from the baseline, good stuff. Very dangerous player in the draw.

Sunset of Age
05-25-2011, 12:43 PM
Another very convincing victory for Pics. :yeah:
One of the 'outsiders' for the title imho (and I wouldn't at all complain if he manages to get it).

05-25-2011, 12:44 PM
Benneteau has basically nothing to hurt Ferrer with, apart from winning the excessive grunting contest.

Ad Wim
05-25-2011, 12:52 PM
Vamos! Another comfortable win. A lock for the QF, and then he has to do it against Fed.

05-25-2011, 12:56 PM
Didn't see the match but NID

05-25-2011, 01:19 PM
very well done

thought it would a bit closer then it was, he's looking really good

05-25-2011, 01:20 PM
Ferrer has a decent draw too.....

05-25-2011, 01:29 PM
complete massacre out there. felt so bad for benneteau

Chris Kuerten
05-25-2011, 01:34 PM
One time David, one time.

05-25-2011, 01:44 PM
Nice stuff, David. That's all your points defended, believe it or not. Definitely points will be gained after RG, whether they are 4th round, quarter-final or semi-final points remain to be seen. Monfils can be trouble, and then there's Federer. And then probably Djokovic if he gets that far.

05-25-2011, 02:13 PM
Ferrer looking good so far.

I dont think he can win it though. QF exit I think.

05-25-2011, 02:17 PM
Ferrer played very solid and his draw looks open until quarters.

05-25-2011, 02:24 PM
Benneteau was never going to be a huge test for David, but sounds like a good test for him in terms of playing someone who is a bit more consistent.

Pics looking good and should go deep here...but of course anything can happen like last year when he looked absolutely miserable against Melzer

Filo V.
05-25-2011, 02:34 PM
I thought Julien would counter-punch Ferrer more than he did and be more offensive, but Ferrer dictated almost all rallies throughout the match and didn't really allow it. I shouldn't be surprised. David looked comfortable throughout and played an aggressive and very effective match. Very impressive. He's definitely a major threat going forward in this event.

Ad Wim
05-25-2011, 02:39 PM
People here look surprised and suddenly say Ferrer is a threat now. He is the number three guy on clay, of course he is a major threat!

05-25-2011, 02:43 PM
I just thought I'd throw into the conversation that Ferrer is 0-2 versus Monfils including a loss at Roland Garros in 2008 quarter-finals.

05-25-2011, 02:46 PM
I just thought I'd throw into the conversation that Ferrer is 0-2 versus Monfils including a loss at Roland Garros in 2008 quarter-finals.

Very valid point...however I think Ferrer would still be a favorite because in 2008, Gael had his best slam performance here, and the Davis Cup match they played last year was competitive and close, but Monfils looked super focused and actually played a smart gameplan. Who knows if he'll do the same, he likes to clown around a bit more here in Paris on the clay