Originally Posted by duong
Besides, it's not true either that Ferrer never loses to lower-ranked players, is never tired ... it may be truer in recent years because he's reached a superior level (but the same can be said of Federer
) but it's not the case overall in his carreer : he has many losses to lower-ranked players and has indeed a very good H2H against top-players.
Of course it's not true. I also get really tired of the myth that he's a "machine", is "never tired", "never makes mistakes"... I mean he does not lose to lower ranked players very often, I believe, but he sometimes does.
I also have the impression that people are very biased against him, and they only see what they want to see. For instance, the commentators really annoy me with their constant comments about how "unusual" it is, whenever he makes a mistake or a DF.
Lately, as I've said before, I noticed that he was making a lot of DFs on hard, so many that it was probably a tactic (forcing his serve to make it more efficient, hoping that overall it would benefit him and compensate for the DFs). There really is nothing unusual about Ferrer double-faulting, yet whenever he does, the commentators never fail to exclaim "Wow! That's very unusual!!!"
Same thing when he starts making a lot of UEs, or when he goes to the net. It's not unusual at all, he tends to have off-moments when he plays badly, sometimes he clearly tired (but since they call him a machine, they can't acknowledge that, even when he says so himself)and lately he's been coming to the net far more than he used to.
But they just choose to keep their stereotypical vision of his tennis, by ignoring the changes or dismissing them as "unusual", and it pisses me off.