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!