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pepe01
04-12-2009, 01:47 PM
Yeap, Ferrero won Casa Blanca and is strongly motivated so, to me will be taken in consideration to clay court season, i hope so, we need another smoking gun on this stage, who will be better than Ferrero to claim again his crown as his final act.

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gj011
04-12-2009, 02:36 PM
Too bad he didn't get a WC for MC.

thejoe
04-12-2009, 02:42 PM
Hasn't he won it twice? If so, he deserves one.

ElMagoElGato
04-12-2009, 02:46 PM
I just saw the first set of the final. He is hitting the ball very hard and was giving nasty shots to take wiiners or force errors.

But my impression was he struggled a little in finding angles and stayed in cross court rallies too often. It's OK if it's his tactics though.

Serendipitous
04-12-2009, 02:52 PM
I don't see Ferrero as being a major threat in this clay season. The top players will put on some bug repellent and they'll be fine. :)

Ferrero will probably retire soon, anyway. He's 29....

Gugafan
04-12-2009, 02:52 PM
The mosquito should be challenging the very best on clay. He is natural 'claycourt specialist'. It would great to see him roll back the years.

35ft6
04-12-2009, 02:53 PM
Before Nadal, Ferrero was hitting the nastiest forehand on clay. It would be nice to see him back near top form if only to see if he can push Nadal at all. Doubtful.

gj011
04-12-2009, 03:34 PM
JCF is actually the last player who beat Nadal on clay. And it was less than a year ago.

tenniko
04-12-2009, 03:37 PM
is JCF not in the MC draw?

Serendipitous
04-12-2009, 03:37 PM
JCF is actually the last player who beat Nadal on clay. And it was less than a year ago.

....and then he lost to Wawrinkers in the following round. :)

Blinkism
04-12-2009, 03:40 PM
is JCF not in the MC draw?

I think he was suppoused to get a Wildcard, but Federer took the last one instead.

Oh, well. He'll get some rest before Rome, where hopefully he'll get a WC.

Funny week.... Ferrero and Hewitt both winning clay titles in the same week.. Probably doesn't mean anything in the larger scope of things for this clay season, but it's interesting that no new up-and-coming clay courters could challenge these two old gunners.

gj011
04-12-2009, 03:41 PM
is JCF not in the MC draw?

No. He is currently ranked 115.

Serendipitous
04-12-2009, 03:42 PM
^^^^^^^^^

Wow! Where has he been during the last few months? Injured?

stormholloway
04-12-2009, 03:43 PM
It's his first title since 2003.

tenniko
04-12-2009, 03:48 PM
I think he was suppoused to get a Wildcard, but Federer took the last one instead.

Oh, well. He'll get some rest before Rome, where hopefully he'll get a WC.

Funny week.... Ferrero and Hewitt both winning clay titles in the same week.. Probably doesn't mean anything in the larger scope of things for this clay season, but it's interesting that no new up-and-coming clay courters could challenge these two old gunners.

It certainly feels like 6-7 years ago, with Hewitt and Ferrero winning titles again.

stormholloway
04-12-2009, 04:01 PM
Something tells me we'll return to more recent times, with those two losing again.

tenniko
04-12-2009, 04:16 PM
Something tells me we'll return to more recent times, with those two losing again.

statistically you are probably right, but sentimentally i'm hoping otherwise

Jimmyk459
04-12-2009, 04:19 PM
its funny that he is called the "mosquito"... doesnt it mean that he doesnt matter much???

Blinkism
04-12-2009, 04:22 PM
Something tells me we'll return to more recent times, with those two losing again.

At least they got a final hurrah before fading in relative obscurity (with their millions of dollars and priceless tennis memories/trophies).

Jimmyk459
04-12-2009, 04:42 PM
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tenniko
04-12-2009, 04:56 PM
its funny that he is called the "mosquito"... doesnt it mean that he doesnt matter much???

he was nicknamed that because he was agile and he stung his opponents... i'm guessing you weren't around way back then

Tennis_Monk
04-12-2009, 06:00 PM
I watched the final today. While we can see occassional glimpses of Good Old Ferrero, he isnt the same. Too inconsistent at times and i am not sure if he can withstand the consistency of the top 5-10 seeds.

I hope he makes a deep run into a few tournaments and get direct entry to Grandslams.

sh@de
04-12-2009, 06:30 PM
Wow, I wish him all the best. He used to be one of my favourites to watch back when he was really good in 03 or so. Hopefully he'll be back!

Nadal_Freak
04-12-2009, 06:46 PM
Always liked his game. At least he got a French Open before it was too late.

viktorkwan
04-12-2009, 08:17 PM
I've been a fan of Ferrero since the late 90s and it's great to see him win a title again after so many years...

But I think we're getting ahead of ourselves if we say he's gonna be a serious threat during the clay court season...

The field at Casablanca wasn't particularly strong, especially when most of the seeded players (who were too highly ranked to begin with) lost early...

I hope he'll continue to enjoy playing and play for a couple more years but we all know his best is past him now...

CanadianChic
04-12-2009, 09:15 PM
Ferrero is one of my favourites (within the top three) and I'm very happy for him. I'd like to see him do well in Rome.

Feņa14
04-12-2009, 09:38 PM
Love Ferrero! The Ferrero, Kuerten, Gaudio, Coria, Moya, Norman, Corretja etc... days were great for clay court tennis.

You have to respect Nadal for what he can do on clay, but clay court tennis was alot more attractive a few years back.

CanadianChic
04-12-2009, 09:41 PM
Oh I think clay court tennis is still pretty attractive. ;)

mdjenders
04-12-2009, 09:49 PM
its not a lack of talent or ability that has derailed jcf, but constant injuries over the last few years. people forget that after the start of 08, he was #15 after a strong aus open. then he got injured, came back and beat nadal (nadal had the blisters, jcf still had a hip flexor problem), had another big injury break that knocked him from RG, Wimby, and US Open. whenever he is healthy, he plays great and can challenge the top. remember his match with fed at wimb 07?

anyone who watched the andreev/jcf match knows jc can still play WHEN HEALTHY. field in casa wasnt super, but andreev can certainly play a mean game on clay. jcf was really ripping the forehand and covering the court like the old days. in casa, his movement looked so much better than at any other time in the last 2 years, IMO. if he stays healthy, he will be a factor in the clay season and a super dangerous floater at Roland Garros.

sucks that honeymoon fed stole the last WC for monte carlo, or it would have gone to jcf most likely.

Feņa14
04-12-2009, 10:16 PM
Oh I think clay court tennis is still pretty attractive. ;)

Lol, i'm sure you think so!

I used to love clay court tennis with the players I mentioned in my other post, plus Bruguera who I forgot. The only clay court players who didn't really do it for me were Muster and Courier.

Now all we have is Nadal :(

ericsson
04-13-2009, 12:35 AM
I saw the final too and actually the whole tournament he played great, not so great as in his prime (2much unfor.errors) but still good enough, agressive baseline shots, moved well, hit some great flat backhands down the line, good to see him back!

madmanfool
04-13-2009, 02:08 AM
Oh, well. He'll get some rest before Rome, where hopefully he'll get a WC.



Next up is Barcelona

Leublu tennis
04-13-2009, 03:38 AM
Too bad he didn't get a WC for MC.I think it was probably too late. Aren't WC given out a couple of weeks before the tournament? Thats way before Ferrero showed anything as Casablanca had not even started.

sh@de
04-13-2009, 04:26 AM
er... I thought Fed only got a WC like, a couple of days ago?

hemat23
04-13-2009, 05:42 AM
No. He is currently ranked 115.

Ferrero took a giant leap today, and he is currently ranked 75. Thatīs some jump ;)

kungfusmkim
04-13-2009, 05:44 AM
But may i ask, Where his been all this time?

LeftyServe
04-13-2009, 10:18 AM
Not sure if he asked for a wc for Monte Carlo this time, though he surely would have received one (as a two time former champion). He's shooting for Barcelona, Rome, Madrid, and then RG. He's got plently of game left if he stays healthy. Like a previous poster noted, he was close to the top ten as recently as last year before injuries sidelined him for pretty much the entire second half of the year.

MizunoMX20
04-13-2009, 10:56 AM
Great to see that not everybody has forgotten about him! He used to be one of my favourites aswell. I loved his sliding around the claycourts! His style of play was pleasant to the eye too.