David was five points away from becoming the big favorite to reach the final.
Yeah... Well, if Djokovic had been eliminated, and if Ferru had gone on to the final, we would have heard endless complaints about how he's just taken advantage of the fact that someone else had beaten Djokovic in his place, and so on...
Even though I dislike Wawrinka's personality (which is to say none to speak of), he really deserved to win that match. Nole played like a turd through much of that match, but Wawrinka did his usual mental choke job. They talked of Novak's "comeback," but it was really Wawrinka's "check out."
Unbelieveable, Ferrer won!!! Finally beaten Almagro. an hour and a half ago I turned the computer off in horror that he was going to lose. then turned it back on to find he had won the third set - classic Ferrer. first two sets he was just not there at all, his shoulders were hunched in a really strange way and he stopped 'grunting' altogether, never seen that before.
Wow! I'm not going to be able to sleep the rest of the night! Congratulations, David! I'm so happy for you! The commentators were annoying me to the point that I wanted to slap them. That was a nerve-wracking match with a great ending.
did anyone here watch the semifinal? He got a brutal thumping from Nole. There was absolutely nothing he could do. But the year just started! Making it to the semis here is still a great achievement. And come Monday he's ranked 4!
Djokovic played great, but Ferrer was bad, he played better against Djokovic in 2012 AO
He should have had much better return stats and not all those UEs. I think Djokovic lost less than 10 points on serve? Should never be that bad
I doubt Ferrer is the type of person to be sad after this crushing defeat. It will give him even more motivation to keep improving his game.
Poor Rafael ran as fast as he could, but it was the talent which he lacked and not the fight. All fight and no talent is the name of Nadull.
Roger & Pete - Offensive all-court genius. Nadull - Defensive pusher.
If Nadull had an argument for GOAT, it's that he got so far with no talent. It's like dragging a dying weasel across a long road. He gets there, but it's an ugly sight to behold. Nadull is a classless cheat, and a pretender.
Roger Federer(on Nadull): "He's one-dimensional, he always plays the same way."