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Augustus
09-19-2009, 05:42 AM
JCF is having a really solid year, he is ranked 21 as of 14 September. He won a tournament in Casablanca and reached the Wimbledon quarters and the US Open R16 as well (lost to red-hot Del Potro).
I have a lot of respect for his comeback this year and hopefully he has two or three nice years on tour ahead of him.

But will he be able to make another deep run at a Slam next year, maybe the French Open? I think he'll make at least one quarterfinal next year as well. Discuss...

The-Champ
09-19-2009, 05:46 AM
Everytime someone mentions Ferrero, the first thing that comes to mind...is the fh. If he ever gets that back, he will be one to watch at the french next year.

namelessone
09-19-2009, 05:52 AM
Everytime someone mentions Ferrero, the first thing that comes to mind...is the fh. If he ever gets that back, he will be one to watch at the french next year.

I know what you mean,when he was in his prime my nickname for him was Juan Carlos Forehand because when that thing was on it was ON!

rod99
09-19-2009, 06:00 AM
he got to #1 during the down period of tennis when sampras/agassi were on their way out and federer hadn't reached his potential. he's a good player, but doesn't hit a big enough ball to challenge the top guys. he really fell off in 2004 after having such a great 2003. he's never been the same since, but is having a solid year in 2009.

iriraz
09-19-2009, 06:07 AM
Although he won the French a couple of years back his recent results in slams have been better at Wimbledon and Us Open where he reached the QF and 4th round this year.He had a couple of good results lately but it`s unlikely that he can ever win big matches against top players.

THESEXPISTOL
09-19-2009, 06:11 AM
He had a great year. But it ain't get any better. He's not going young. And age starts to leave marks on a pro athlete body. He's a little injury prone.
If he can repeat this results next year i would be surprised.

Tennis_Monk
09-19-2009, 09:30 AM
Good thing is he has won a Grandslam and was ranked #1-- preserving his name in History.

There are many others who may never get there.. the likes of Blake, Lopez, Nalbandian...

ubermeyer
09-19-2009, 09:33 AM
He hasn't won a slam in a pretty long time... if he actually wins another or gets to a final, that will be a great story!

most likely FO

ceberus
09-19-2009, 09:34 AM
Good thing is he has won a Grandslam and was ranked #1-- preserving his name in History.

There are many others who may never get there.. the likes of Blake, Lopez, Nalbandian...With Nalbandian you never know, he still might get a slam.

The-Champ
09-19-2009, 09:42 AM
I know what you mean,when he was in his prime my nickname for him was Juan Carlos Forehand because when that thing was on it was ON!


asked whose fh was the best in the game, Safin in early 2000s said, ferrero's was the best he has ever faced.


But when Fed was asked to build the complete player without mentioning himself...he chose Rafa's fh above others'.


I would put prime mosquito's fh among the best ever though.

David_86
09-19-2009, 10:09 AM
The thing that makes his FO triumph so special in hindsight is that it was probably his last chance to win it.

Ferrero has a lot to play for in the indoor season. If he plays well he'll likely get picked to play singles in the DC final.

Hopefully he gets into top 10 next year because he has almost no points to defend until the grass court season.

Gugafan
09-19-2009, 10:29 AM
From 2000 onwards, he was always in the mix at the FO. It's quite bewildering how he has dropped off significantly on clay when the conditions have not really changed at the French...This year he had a great grass court season making the final of Queens and qf at Wimbledon.

If he wants to compete with the top 10, he need to find that extra weapon that he possessed when world no 1. I still believe has has the potential to take out a Djokovic or Del Potro on clay, if he is playing at the top of his game....Lets see how he performs in the indoor season.

Cesc Fabregas
09-19-2009, 10:31 AM
He doesn't get the respect he deserves on here...whilst we have to hear about Davydenko, Gasquet, Haas etc. None of them are in the same class as JCF.

TheMagicianOfPrecision
09-19-2009, 10:34 AM
JCF is having a really solid year, he is ranked 21 as of 14 September. He won a tournament in Casablanca and reached the Wimbledon quarters and the US Open R16 as well (lost to red-hot Del Potro).
I have a lot of respect for his comeback this year and hopefully he has two or three nice years on tour ahead of him.

But will he be able to make another deep run at a Slam next year, maybe the French Open? I think he'll make at least one quarterfinal next year as well. Discuss...
One of the most genuinly nicest guys on tour, who went through some personal tragedies in his life. I really like JCF. Unfortunately his tennis is old and busted but it was really good in 2002-2004, then a guy named Roger Federer came along...

Gugafan
09-19-2009, 10:39 AM
He doesn't the respect he deserves on here...whilst we have to here about Davydenko, Gasquet, Haas etc. None of them are in the same class as JCF.

Haas is a revelation, another great comeback story. He is probably the most injury prone player ever, yet keeps coming back in his 30's knocking off some of the top players. Haas prime was overshadowed by shoulder operations and greivance of his parents. In todays power hitting game, he proved that S&V can still work at Wimbledon.

babbette
09-19-2009, 11:54 AM
Does anyone else think JCF is loving Rafa missing DC? :lol: They're friends of course but it's been rumoured there was a bit of jealousy from Ferrero since he was replaced by Rafa in DC 2005 and since Rafa has achieved more than he did. Payback is a ***** :lol:

P_Agony
09-19-2009, 12:25 PM
asked whose fh was the best in the game, Safin in early 2000s said, ferrero's was the best he has ever faced.


But when Fed was asked to build the complete player without mentioning himself...he chose Rafa's fh above others'.


I would put prime mosquito's fh among the best ever though.

Yep, Ferrero's FH was godly when it was on. I think this guy is worth more slams than he has currently. Maybe he'll win another one, you never know.

Meaghan
09-19-2009, 01:03 PM
One of those players I always love watching. Yes he hasnt got the power to live with the top players but I really like his game.
I think he has a couple of good years left and I see him getting to a couple more second week GS

federerfanatic
09-19-2009, 01:14 PM
Yep, Ferrero's FH was godly when it was on. I think this guy is worth more slams than he has currently. Maybe he'll win another one, you never know.

LOL Ferrero's window to win slams closed many years ago.

Drob
08-15-2014, 06:48 PM
Didn't he get badly injured after 2003 and took a long time coming back? I know he beat Nadal at the Italian in 2007 or around there, but it seems the injury did him in. Is that correct? JCF is having a really solid year, he is ranked 21 as of 14 September. He won a tournament in Casablanca and reached the Wimbledon quarters and the US Open R16 as well (lost to red-hot Del Potro).
I have a lot of respect for his comeback this year and hopefully he has two or three nice years on tour ahead of him.

But will he be able to make another deep run at a Slam next year, maybe the French Open? I think he'll make at least one quarterfinal next year as well. Discuss...

PhrygianDominant
08-16-2014, 01:57 AM
whoa......

http://i298.photobucket.com/albums/mm271/COASTAHFREAK/Necropost.jpg

Sabratha
08-16-2014, 04:11 AM
Didn't he get badly injured after 2003 and took a long time coming back? I know he beat Nadal at the Italian in 2007 or around there, but it seems the injury did him in. Is that correct?
Ferrero was never the same after 2004. He kept his 2003 form until the claycourt season commenced in 2004, then he totally fell apart. Partially because of injuries but also because of chicken pox which affects adults more harshly than children typically. He made a couple of comebacks with some good results after but never became the same player again, unfortunately.