Originally Posted by SheepleBuster
Ferrer. What an unlucky man. lol. He wish the match was first yesterday
Yeah... When he's having a bad day, like in the Olympics against Nishikori, the organizers interrupt the match to make it even worse for him.
When he's having a great day despite horrible conditions, and Novak is not well, the schedule is badly organised and he cannot play the match.
(Although apparently, they both refused to play earlier, so technically it's his fault... but he might not have foreseen that they would cancel a whole afternoon and evening of play).
But more seriously. I think Ferru had a good day yesterday, and today he was just back to what he had been doing for the last two weeks: not playing very well, making tons of UEs compared to his usual standard, and against Novak, that's just not possible.
Novak can make offering to the tennis gods because today, unlike yesterday, he was in great shape and played amazing tennis from the first second to the last.
I also think Ferru's famous fitness and resistance are overestimated. It's obvious that he's been generally tired for more than a few weeks, and today, towards the end of the match, I really had the impression that he was exhausted. I wish he could have given more of a fight but I think he just could not.
Well, I guess, kudos to him for being able to handle the wind much better than Djokovic and taking that first set. And for not letting Novak bagel him.
And also for signing autographs even thought he'd lost.
The only good thing that comes out of this: he will be able to go back to Spain earlier, for the Davis Cup SF.