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Moya serving for the match

Match Complete: C. Moya d. J.C. Ferrero 6-3, 6-4

Juan Carlos was intimidated from the start, but with a bad netcord and a bad call on the second double fault, it was all Moya today. Moya didn't have many mental lapses, and when he did they were short. He was too confident for Ferrero and I'm sure is happy to avenge that previous hard court loss.

I'm disappointed in Juan Carlos, but what can you do? He's played long matches and came out waaaay too slow.
 

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Moya serves for the match and the place in the finals.
Ferrero puts a high ball on his defense, Moya with an easy overhead. 15-0
Ferrero risks, hitting with all his power. Moya not focused hits the backhand to the moon 15-15
Bad return 30-15
Moya is just too much right now! Awesome winner with the forehand down the line! 40-15
Another bad return
Game set match Carlos Moya! :bounce:
 

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Hitman, what can you do when your opponent hits more than amazing return winners on your serve? You have to go for broke, unfortunately he got a tight call that didn't go his way.
 

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Carlos Moya vs Juan Carlos Ferrero
First serves in 65% vs 62%
Aces 1 vs 2
Double Faults 0 vs 2
Winners 21 vs 11
Unforced Errors 19 vs 19
Break points 2/3 vs 0/0
 

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Becca, Juan Carlos didn't play well. Moya played amazingly. If Moya doesn't win it would be a miracle (the whole thing).

It wasn't really all that close, it was Juan Carlos self-distructing.
 

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Thanks for the commentary hitman and th! :) How do you think Moya will do against Hewitt or Gonzalez on these courts? I haven't seen Gonzalez play yet. Moya seems to have Hewitt's number on clay!
 

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TennisHack said:
Hitman, what can you do when your opponent hits more than amazing return winners on your serve? You have to go for broke, unfortunately he got a tight call that didn't go his way.
You keep your first serve in and deep. And you try variating your serve. If your opponent keeps on hitting return winners, then its all his merit;
Juanqui went for it on ALL the serves in that game. You cant do that. Thats what I meant. :)

Dont get me wrong, Ferrero surprised me this week. He corrected his major fault on hard courts, his positioning. Today, though, things were not good and he went back to the wrong one. It happens. The tournament should leave great expectations about his UsOpen performance.
Carlos played too good today. :)
 

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I'll tell you this, proteus. Hewitt or Gonzalez will have to be on the top of the ball the whole time to beat Moya. Moya's getting everything back, he won 100% of his net approaches (17 of 17), so they will have to bring it all to take him out.

Moya was playing too well for me to be angry at him for beating my boy. Another one of those destiny wins, I guess :) I think Moya has a good chance to take this thing home.
 

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I told Becca yesterday that if the Juan Carlos of the quarters and the Carlos Moya of the quarters were to play, Ferrero would win.
What happened, though, is that Moya stepped up and Ferrero stepped back. Those things that always happen and make our sport exciting.

Therefor, if the Carlos Moya of the semis shows up for the final, it will be hard to take it all from him. Very hard. If the "Careless" Moya, like Eggy said, comes back, then he can very well lose to either Hewitt or the big-hitter Gonzalez.

Fernando is a power machine. He hits the crap out of the ball every single shot. He is learning some new tricks, but thats what his game is based on. He can be a great player, but since he risks it a lot, its not out of question that he can make a ton of UE if hes not on a good day.
 

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hitman said:

You keep your first serve in and deep. And you try variating your serve. If your opponent keeps on hitting return winners, then its all his merit;
Juanqui went for it on ALL the serves in that game. You cant do that. Thats what I meant. :)

Dont get me wrong, Ferrero surprised me this week. He corrected his major fault on hard courts, his positioning. Today, though, things were not good and he went back to the wrong one. It happens. The tournament should leave great expectations about his UsOpen performance.
Carlos played too good today. :)
But what I'm saying is, Ferrero felt trapped on his serve. He'd go hard to the forehand or backhand and get burned. His second serve would spin in and he'd get burned. He was still thinking about those amazing shots Carlos hit when he served his last game. It was too much and he unravelled.

And, when you're getting burned, you go back the way you always play, even if its wrong. :)

I think Juan Carlos should get through some rounds at the Open and they wil all be thrilling. But what's most important here is that he has a nice cushion of points so Roddick can't pass him before the Open :D
 
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