Moya def. Ferrero 2-6, 6-2, 6-3

03-03-2007, 03:35 AM
JC loses to Moya for the 4th straight time... Strange because these days Moya really has the mental edge over Ferrero, and before 2005 it was the opposite... When JC got broken right at the start of the second set, you kinda knew he had lost his concentration and he never broke Moya again... But Moya stayed strong till the end and played very well!

JC still hasn't won any title since Madrid 2003:sad: Unfortunately unable to elevate his level enough when it counts the most:sad:... But I'm glad he's winning matches these days, he can take with him the positive side from his last 2 weeks:)

Action Jackson
03-03-2007, 03:38 AM
Moya played well and didn't panic after losing the 1st set and the Lord should be favoured to take his 3rd Acapulco title over Chela.

The game where Moya held at 4-2 was huge and he had some foibles in serving out the match, but that was a great match point where Ferrero ran down 3 smashes, but a deserved winner in Moya.

03-03-2007, 03:41 AM
Yah Moya really deserved to win I guess, now I hope he takes the title:)

Bad Religion
03-03-2007, 03:42 AM
Typical Ferrero , playing well and losing . This is depressing :sad:

As for Charlie , well played and tomorrow he wins his title number 20 :bowdown:

Finally, congrats to both players for the great match .

03-03-2007, 03:43 AM
I had a sneaking suspicion that Ferrero's start was almost too good and that things were going to turn around, I'd rather he'd won though. I was looking at their head-to-head and it's worth pointing out that although he once led Moya 7-2 (it's now 7-6 with Moya winning the last four), only two of those seven victories were in straight sets. Of the others, two were 7-6 in the third and one was 7-5 in the fifth, and Moya's last three victories have all gone the distance as well. I guess that's what you'd expect from such evenly matched players.

03-03-2007, 03:43 AM
:yeah: for Carlos :banana: :woohoo:

Action Jackson
03-03-2007, 03:45 AM
The forehand drop shot was a winner for Lord Carlos.

03-03-2007, 03:45 AM
Moya can always be counted on to come away with a title during this South American swing, he's done so for the last five years except for the two-way Gaudio-Nadal split in 2005.

Won Buenos Aires 95, 03 and 06, won Acapulco 02 and 04....

03-03-2007, 03:45 AM
Congrats Carlos, now go on to win the title:yeah:

03-03-2007, 03:45 AM
Indeed. JCF pays the price, yet again, for losing his focus. This should have been his easiest win of the year. Moya looked like his mind was elsewhere in the first set and Ferrero took full advantage. It could have been 6-1 or 6-0, it was so comprehensive.

Then Moya broke and took a 3-0 lead. When Ferrero failed to break back, it looked like he gave up on that set. By the 3rd set, the damage had already been done. Moya started to play with a lot of confidence and his superior serve was the difference in the end. In fact, Moya held his last 10 service games in a row.

Moya then tried to choke at the end, but Ferrero didn't let him. But it was an amazing point to finish off the match.
Congrats Moya. :yeah:

As for Ferrero, it looked like there was some light at the end of the tunnel but now I can't see it anymore. This tournament could have been a turning point but it now looks like it's going to be another year of underachievement and mediocraty.

03-03-2007, 03:47 AM
I'm not sure what went wrong with JC after the first set. :shrug: So the title drought continues. Did anyone watch the match?
Anyways, Congrats Carlos, win the title tomorrow.

03-03-2007, 03:48 AM

03-03-2007, 03:49 AM
what a great match at the end... wooooooow nice rallies

congrats lord charly :yeah:

poor mosquito, he cant take a title :sad:

03-03-2007, 03:52 AM
The forehand drop shot was a winner for Lord Carlos.
That was another big difference today: Moya's shot selection. So many times, Ferrero had chances to hit the dropshot but he instead tried to force it and, off course, Moya just stood metres behind the baseline and absorbed it all.

03-03-2007, 03:57 AM
Is JC still moving like a slug?
That was another thing I noticed about him last year.

03-03-2007, 04:07 AM
Moya has won at least one title each year since 1995, impressive:eek: . Looks like he is going to continue the streak while JC continues his drought:o

03-03-2007, 04:12 AM
Actually no, the year he got to no. 1 in 1999 he failed to win a title (also the same year he developed the back problem, of course). But still, 11 out of 12 years isn't at all bad.

Action Jackson
03-03-2007, 04:17 AM
Acapulco, Umag and Buenos Aires, the Lord Carlos is loved there.

03-03-2007, 04:23 AM
ferrero :bigwave:

03-03-2007, 04:36 AM
Nice match

I think Carlos may retire with a better career than Ferrero, something that would have surprised most people in 2003.

Carlos should beat Chela 6363, altoughI think Chela won the last match, but Carlos pretty much owns JICH

03-03-2007, 04:59 AM
I really want to see what happened to JC, :yawn: anyone has this video of match?

03-03-2007, 05:08 AM
gr8 win for Moya, what a match

so bad luck for JCF, i wonder whats wrong with him

not a title since ???? oh no wakeup JCF

03-03-2007, 05:22 AM
Oh, boy. Ferrero, Ferrero, Ferrero. Get it together!!

03-03-2007, 05:23 AM
Is JC still moving like a slug?
That was another thing I noticed about him last year.

It's true, he's neither the offensive nor defensive player he once was.

03-03-2007, 05:36 AM
Moya has won at least one title each year since 1995, impressive:eek: . Looks like he is going to continue the streak while JC continues his drought:o

As much as I love JC, it's pretty safe to assume by now that this no longer is a drought, Madrid '03 is his last title ever. This is just wandering in the desert now.

03-03-2007, 05:40 AM
Juanqui ... :sobbing:

03-03-2007, 06:45 AM
Please win the title tomorow Carlos. :)

Ferrero Forever
03-03-2007, 07:32 AM
Firstly congrats to Carlos for a great win.

But seriously come on people. Ferrero has gotten to the final of Brazil and the semis of Acapulco within 3 weeks, and thats not enough for all of you. HE"S DONE FANTASTIC!!! When Ferrero wins his next title (and it's when, not if) it won't be good enough for all you guys. And to the Ferrero 'fans' who have lost confidence in him and think he'll never win another title, you should all be ashamed to call yourselves fans. You might have been forgiven for thinking along those lines when JC was losing first round every tournament he played in, but especially now nothing he does is good enough for all of you.

If you're not willing to support your favourite players through the good and the bad times, no matter how many bad times there are, then go support Federer.

Note: I don't mean to offend Federer fans, I'm only suggesting that because Federer wins all the time. I'm a Federer fan too hehe.

03-03-2007, 07:56 AM
vamos carlos. knew ferrero would lose

03-03-2007, 08:48 AM
Carlos :yeah:

good luck in the final :bounce:

03-03-2007, 10:33 AM
Great win Carlos!! Now go for the title :yeah: :yeah:

JC :hug:

03-03-2007, 10:34 AM
go on carlos!!!!

03-03-2007, 10:36 AM
:hug: sorry Juanqui

but Im so happy :banana: Carlooooooooooooos :rocker2: :worship:

03-03-2007, 12:14 PM
well done Carlos! :smooch:

03-03-2007, 01:12 PM
AH junaqui :sad: :sad: Hopefully this is a good sign for future GS's though, as he's doing better in these tournaments.