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DC SF: Ferrer def. Isner 6-7(3) 6-3 6-4 6-2

Ben.
09-16-2012, 02:05 PM
No thread? :scratch::o

theseth1119
09-16-2012, 02:18 PM
Now comes the big question, since Spain will be in the F on 11/16-18, will Rafa now play in it or not?

Ben.
09-16-2012, 02:22 PM
As much as I want him to return, I don't want him to take Almagro's place in the team.

Cereal Killer
09-16-2012, 02:25 PM
They can win without Rafa. It's not really a concern in my opinion.

But as a fan I hope he will be back by then.

theseth1119
09-16-2012, 02:25 PM
It's the only event Rafa could/should play realistically for the rest of the 2012 season. It's going to be in Spain on Rafa's beloved red clay. Whereas the other events for the rest of the year will be on hard courts (some outdoors, mostly indoors and Rafa hasn't had much success that time of the year ever).

acionescu
09-16-2012, 02:33 PM
Nope. it's gonna be away, either in Czech Rep or Argentina.

Needless to say both countries will lay the iciest of the ice rink for Spain :lol:

I guess it was time that the great pairing of Sexy Radek and Berdman to win a DC, they deserve one for their dedication.

theseth1119
09-16-2012, 02:38 PM
Well then, if it's going to be at the Czech Republic or Argentina instead, especially if the Czech Republic, they will likely choose a tougher surface for Spain (i.e. hard courts indoors or grass even, but most likely due to the time of the year indoor hard courts). Then it would be better for Rafa not to play it then and wait until Abu Dhabi at the earliest (12/27-29/12). Rafa might even play in Doha as usual, but if not Abu Dhabi or Doha, I fully expect him to play in the 2013 AO.

spanish_army
09-16-2012, 02:47 PM
No thread about one of the best Davis Cup players in history and decissive round but three or four about irrelevant subjects.
This is what MTF has changed into, I still remember when this forum was serious but those years are already gone.

TigerTim
09-16-2012, 02:49 PM
Berdych and Sexy Step are Gunna take Spain to the cleaners on Indoor Carpet.

acionescu
09-16-2012, 02:53 PM
They cant use Carpet if it's not played on on Tour, me thinks :scratch:

But it's gonna be indoor. And it's gonna be fast.

Sombrerero loco
09-16-2012, 02:54 PM
vamos ferru, vamos españa :hearts:

TigerTim
09-16-2012, 02:56 PM
They cant use Carpet if it's not played on on Tour, me thinks :scratch:

But it's gonna be indoor. And it's gonna be fast.

Carpet can still be used :p

It's also still used in Challengers for example

Davis Cup follows different rules

cmoss
09-16-2012, 03:03 PM
Poor Issna!:sobbing:

LeChuck
09-16-2012, 04:20 PM
Spain beat the Czechs on very fast taraflex carpet in their 2004 1st round tie in Brno.

That tie saw Nadal made his debut in the competition. He lost on the opening day to cheery Jiri Novak, the only defeat of his career in a singles Davis Cup rubber. The Czechs were 2-1 up going into the final day, before López beat Berdych and a 17 year old Nadal won the decisive rubber against Stepanek on one of the fastest surfaces he has ever set played on.

Ferrer now has a 16-3 career win-loss record in live Davis Cup rubbers, with 8 victories in a row and 12 wins out of 12 at home in Spain. Impressive stuff.

Slasher1985
09-16-2012, 04:24 PM
45 more effective ranking points for Ferrer with this victory. He's 40 points away from a total of 6000.:)

Nr 1 Fan
09-16-2012, 04:33 PM
Good for Ferrer, this match exactly developped like I think it would. Isner being able to test Ferrer for a few sets, but Ferrer just too consistent.

Ben D.
09-16-2012, 04:39 PM
thank you Ferrer for preventing both Isner and Almagro from gaining race points. Help the cause.

GSMnadal
09-16-2012, 04:43 PM
Spain beat the Czechs on very fast taraflex carpet in their 2004 1st round tie in Brno.

That tie saw Nadal made his debut in the competition. He lost on the opening day to cheery Jiri Novak, the only defeat of his career in a singles Davis Cup rubber. The Czechs were 2-1 up going into the final day, before López beat Berdych and a 17 year old Nadal won the decisive rubber against Stepanek on one of the fastest surfaces he has ever set played on.

Ferrer now has a 16-3 career win-loss record in live Davis Cup rubbers, with 8 victories in a row and 12 wins out of 12 at home in Spain. Impressive stuff.

Doesn't matter what the surface is, when Berdych sees Nadal on the other side of the net, he has already lost

August
09-16-2012, 04:48 PM
Doesn't matter what the surface is, when Berdych sees Nadal on the other side of the net, he has already lost

But Rosol ain't. :devil:

Federer in 2
09-16-2012, 04:49 PM
Boss.

allpro
09-21-2012, 02:55 AM
good effort johnnie. thanks for fribourg :drink: ....

jcempire
09-21-2012, 05:55 AM
Isner can play very well on RC. but just can't focus the whole match

Asadinator
09-21-2012, 09:20 AM
But Rosol ain't. :devil:

:worship:

Tag
09-21-2012, 08:54 PM
ferrer claws the giant serve-bot to pieces

effective and ruthless performance from the vulture

tennis is saved

Sophitia36
09-21-2012, 10:51 PM
It's going to be tougher for Spain on a fast court... But well, both Ferru and Nadal play well on hard courts.

BTW... I know it's really an essential point but... Isner really looks like he's been in Willy Wonka's chewing gum stretching machine. Such a strange, elongated body :D

Topspindoctor
09-22-2012, 02:18 AM
David saving tennis one match at a time. Always good day for the sport when a mindless serve bot with no game like Isner loses. Thankfully all serve mugs like him are no longer winning slams as was the case in the 90's/early 2000's but, still, top 10 for this joker is way too overranked for my liking - he's almost as bad as Mugzer, Almugro, Mugdy Fish and Shitsarevic :o

rocketassist
09-22-2012, 02:34 AM
David saving tennis one match at a time. Always good day for the sport when a mindless serve bot with no game like Isner loses. Thankfully all serve mugs like him are no longer winning slams as was the case in the 90's/early 2000's but, still, top 10 for this joker is way too overranked for my liking - he's almost as bad as Mugzer, Almugro, Mugdy Fish and Shitsarevic :o

Troicki was definitely the worst one, though he only got to #11 I think.