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Old 11-29-2012, 09:11 PM   #31
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Twas the night before AO, when all through the tour,
Not a top player was playing, for their talent was pure
The racquets were hung in their bags with care
With AO in sight, and hopes to play well there

The players were nestled, all snug in their beds
While visions of grand slams danced in their heads
Navratilova was quiet, Mcenroe so too,
All were prepared to begin the season anew

When out on the courts, there arose such a clatter,
From a "top" player pushing, his points getting fatter
This high-end vulture exited Doha in a flash
But, alas! He swooped down on Auckland in a dash

This little old pusher, so lively and quick
I knew for a moment, it's that mug named Pics
More rapid than eagles, his vulturing came,
He whistled,and shouted "vamos" after only one game!

Like dry leaves this vulture would fly
If he met any real obstacle, he'd merely mount to the sky
On to the next weak draw, this vulture mug-flew
To find the next prey whom he could push through
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davy was bashed for match fixing

besides, he won the WTF, and ferrer is pretty vulnerable against top 4, prob the best against rafa
what are you talking about was for, he still is
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Default Re: David Ferrer Is Playing In Both Doha & Auckland In 2013

Well if he go far in Doha (and he should, at least a final appereance), he better withdraw from Auckland. I personally didn´t expect him to sign in Auckland and it isn´t a sure thing he will play there.
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Well if he go far in Doha (and he should, at least a final appereance), he better withdraw from Auckland. I personally didn´t expect him to sign in Auckland and it isn´t a sure thing he will play there.
Yeah right

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Default Re: David Ferrer Is Playing In Both Doha & Auckland In 2013

Now we know it's not for the points. It's for the money
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Well, as said, he almost always does this I think.
he always plays Auckland (and won there last two years)

what's new is playing Doha, but as I said with Fed and Tsonga not coming and no other top-player available, Doha organizers probably made a big offer to get a top-player.

I don't think fitness is a problem so early in the season after 1 months and a half without tournaments.

But it might be a problem later : might play Davis cup in Canada, then he's entered Buenos-Aires and Acapulco like last year then Indian Wells and Miami and then MonteCarlo-Barcelona-Madrid-Roma ... it might be a problem later than the Australian open, David is not young and he has to take care of injuries as well.

PS : this thread didn't appear on my board at one moment this afternoon, nice to see it's back I'm fed-up with the "X player forum", here I think it's interesting to speak of that packed beginning of the year with a lot of competition to attract top-players.
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Didn't make a research but I don't think that any World No.5 has ever played back to back tournaments prior to the Australian Open.

Definetely not a reasonable thing to do before a two-week Grand Slam. Especially if you're No.5 in the world.

Anyway, we don't call him Vulture for no reason though.
Just from memory:

Djokovic #3, 2009, played Brisbane and Sydney (late wild card for Sydney).
Hewitt, #4 2006, played Adelaide and Sydney.
Moya, #5, 2005, Won Chennai, 1st round loss Sydney (also played both in 2004 when #7).
Hewitt, #3, 2005, played Adelaide and won Sydney (also played both in 2001 when #7).
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Ferrer always plays the week before a Slam. Nothing new here.
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at least he's getting rest in the off season
he withdrew from that federer exhibition

whereas the swiss keeps pounding tennis all over south america for money (mind i don't say it's a bad thing, djokovic also plays ridiculous exhibitions) - so no wonder they have no energy to play in doha and in auckland

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haha you kind of have to love David's worth ethic, the guy is like the energizer bunny, he never stops. can anyone name a match they remember where David Ferrer was noticably tired or slow? don't think 2 pre major tournaments will hurt him at all at AO, he's fresh every day
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Ferrer is one cunning vulture, he knows how to pick his fights.
- "Doha weak draw? Only "coming from injury" Nadal there? I'm on it! Perfect opportunity to destroy Rafa just before I overtake him in the rankings and justify my new highest ranked spanish title."



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haha you kind of have to love David's worth ethic, the guy is like the energizer bunny, he never stops. can anyone name a match they remember where David Ferrer was noticably tired or slow? don't think 2 pre major tournaments will hurt him at all at AO, he's fresh every day
You think the majority of the other pros don't have a great work ethic?
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I'm just surprised Vulture isn't playing Brisbane, Sydney and Chennai too, but it is probably related with the apperance of good players in those tournaments, we know how he doesn't like them.
Did you just suggest that Chennai has a stronger field than Doha?
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Did you just suggest that Chennai has a stronger field than Doha?
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Twas the night before AO, when all through the tour,
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The racquets were hung in their bags with care
With AO in sight, and hopes to play well there

The players were nestled, all snug in their beds
While visions of grand slams danced in their heads
Navratilova was quiet, Mcenroe so too,
All were prepared to begin the season anew

When out on the courts, there arose such a clatter,
From a "top" player pushing, his points getting fatter
This high-end vulture exited Doha in a flash
But, alas! He swooped down on Auckland in a dash

This little old pusher, so lively and quick
I knew for a moment, it's that mug named Pics
More rapid than eagles, his vulturing came,
He whistled,and shouted "vamos" after only one game!

Like dry leaves this vulture would fly
If he met any real obstacle, he'd merely mount to the sky
On to the next weak draw, this vulture mug-flew
To find the next prey whom he could push through
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