My initial thought is because he was too tired...I still dont kno for sure if that other guy played well, but I still think he was too tired from the match earlier against Ancic. Its not fair for one guy, who I mite add was the last one to finish his quaterfinal match out of the three, to be the first one out on court after only a few hours of rest. Well anyway, gd luck to JC in Monte Carlo!!!
LOL Sharon I think you pretty much summed up all the possible reasons...
************** From Eurosport:
Top seed Juan Carlos Ferrero said his shock defeat by fellow Spaniard Fernando Verdasco in the semi-finals of his hometown tournament in Valencia was one of the worst performances of his career. "It was a very bad match," said Ferrero following his comprehensive 6-2 6-1 defeat on Saturday.
"I never found my rhythm and felt uncomfortable on the court.
"He (Verdasco) started very strongly, playing very well and I just went downhill after that. It was one of the worst days I've ever had in tennis."
Ferrero, who won the inaugural tournament last year, looked drained following a 6-4 6-4 victory over Mario Ancic of Croatia in a rain-delayed quarterfinal and was never able to cope with Verdasco's pin-point serves and powerful forehands.
Rest well Juanqui, you've got a very tough draw in Monte Carlo.
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Ferrero, who won the inaugural tournament last year, looked drained following a 6-4 6-4 victory...[/i]
He didn't mention how he felt physically, which is great because people will be all over him if he said anything about tired. But the press confirmed what I thought, that he's still not back in his form after chicken pot. If it is a hard fought match and he lost 7-5 7-5, then I would wonder more of why he lost. But him losing 6-1 6-2 on clay just tell me that he's not himself.
That's worrying anyway. It's a pretty tough draw in MC for him. It would be tough to defend his title even if he's in form. Now just complicates thing