AO 2013 SF: Djokovic [1] vs. Ferrer [4]

Discussion in 'Pro Match Results and Discussion' started by Hawkeye7, Jan 22, 2013.

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Who will win?

Poll closed Jan 24, 2013.
  1. Djokovic in 3

    55 vote(s)
    57.9%
  2. Djokovic in 4

    25 vote(s)
    26.3%
  3. Djokovic in 5

    3 vote(s)
    3.2%
  4. Ferrer in 3

    3 vote(s)
    3.2%
  5. Ferrer in 4

    4 vote(s)
    4.2%
  6. Ferrer in 5

    5 vote(s)
    5.3%
  1. zagor

    zagor Talk Tennis Guru

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    It will be a different match-up for sure but this is still one heck of a performance from Novak, he never blasted Ferrer off the court like this before.
     
  2. Dark Magician

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    This match is much similar to Fed vs Roddick AO.
     
  3. beast of mallorca

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    Shut up dude. You do not know what you are talking about.
     
  4. ditli04

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    6:2 6:2 6:1 unbelievable form
     
  5. Duncan Bell

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    Assume Ferrer is #4 now?
     
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    Fighting the tears back there, David. :(
     
  7. Sentinel

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    Murray had better have some extra haggis for breakfast on Sunday.
     
  8. djokovic2008

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    That's how you blast your way to your third AO FINAL in a row.
     
  9. TheCheese

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    Ferrer's weapons are consistency, accuracy, and movement. In this match he tried to go for too much and sacrificed two of those things, plus Novak moves better than he does.

    I think he used the wrong tactics. Better to grind and hope Djokovic has mental lapses.
     
  10. cc0509

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    Don't feel sorry for him, he has done very well for himself in this sport.
     
  11. Rozroz

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    i believe Murray will beat old Fed, but i hope they'll play a 5 setter so Novak will have an easier job.
     
  12. JadeC

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    Demolition job. Congrats Novak on your third consecutive AO final!
     
  13. powerangle

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    I'm glad this was a quick rout. I want sleep.
     
  14. Sentinel

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    7-6 6-7 6-4 7-6 15-13
     
  15. tennis_pro

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    Even Nadal looks like a ball basher against Ferrer.
     
  16. djokovic2008

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    Let's not kid ourselves we have seen djoker play even better than this in the past.
     
  17. Dark Magician

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    Why play the 5th set when u have won in 4? :confused:
     
  18. Legend of Borg

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    Funhouse beatdown.

    A la Fed 2005-2006 style.
     
  19. tennis_pro

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    Which match are you referring to
     
  20. zagor

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    Maybe, this is the best he ever played against Ferrer however.
     
  21. djokovic2008

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    Nadal can bash the ball with his forehand.
     
  22. Beryl

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    Yup, and barring injury, he'll be there for a while.
     
  23. JadeC

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    I know, right?! I was falling asleep during that Wawrinka/Djokovic match.
     
  24. Warmaster

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    Is Ferrer the worst SF player of all time?

    5 Semis, he lost them all and barely won 2 sets in total. Not to mention the amount of breadsticks as well.


    And people call this a strong era....it's a weak era really, but with an exceptionally strong top 4.
     
  25. LetsGoRoddick

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    Man I feel so bad for Ferrer.
     
  26. djokovic2008

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    I have recordings of his match in 2011 when he beat MONFILS 62 61 it was brutal much worse than this and many more matches.
     
  27. Relinquis

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    Easy there with your language tiger.

    Why don't you enlighten us? wouldn't another pro at least gone for outright winners or changed strategy after the 2nd set? Tried some slices or different tactics?

    Surely missing by hitting out is preferable to being made fun off the same way repeatedly running after balls defensively point after point.
     
  28. forzamilan90

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    Just as I thought, Ferrer gets demolished. It's a horrible matchup
     
  29. Legend of Borg

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    I'm watching highlights of the match on EuroSport and I'm praying for the second finalist right now.

    They're gonna need divine intervention to stop this powerhouse.
     
  30. powerangle

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    I DID fall asleep during that match. I saw the 1st, then only caught glimpses of the 2nd and third, before waking up with a WTF look on my face after I saw the scoreline. Proceeded to wake up and watch the rest.
     
  31. tennis_pro

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    Ferrer>>>>>>Monfils

    Any other match?
     
  32. TennisLovaLova

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    Weak era. What more proof do you need?
     
  33. Djokodal Fan

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    Man.... did I just watch someone man-handle Ferrer openly in front of thousands?
     
  34. JadeC

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    I fell asleep at the start of the 5th set, woke up at 4-4 and sat through the rest as my mind was going crazy. Aussie time difference is killing me.
     
  35. veroniquem

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    That's a semi-final? nope, that's a walk in the park for Novak. The ferret never knew what hit him, outclassed through and through. And that's a top 4 player? :shock: Now, imagine how much better the tennis would have been if Almagro's mind had not imploded? Ferrer had no business making the semi with the brand of tennis he was playing in the quarter. Shame for the entertainment aspect but nice gift for Djoko. At least, I don't have to worry about him being fresh in the final :)
     
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    All I've got to say is that was a disappointing semi, really hoping tomorrow's will make up for this one.

    Although we all knew Djokovic would win this on 3 sets, I was still hoping Ferrer would put up more of a fight.
     
  38. Metalica

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    Except he lost because he went out of his way to play offensive, ? He made alot more error than he usually does. It's not easy to blast winners past one of the best defenders in the game when you're 1.75 meter and 73 kg.
     
  39. namelessone

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    So much for Ferrer making Djoko tired for the final. :)

    This was something more akin to a practice session than a match.
     
  40. Feather

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    You can be happy now. Djokovic is back and Roger will not beat him even if he beats Murray. NOTE: I don't mean to say that Roger will beat Murray but just pointed that you have less reasons to be worried about Roger winning another major :wink:
     
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    I agree. I switched off after the first set... People talk about Ferrer's tenacity, his never give up, get every ball back attitude. Has it occurred to him to try different tactics when his aren't working? Ridiculous.
     
  42. Speranza

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    Then after one set of it not working, try something else. It's not as if he didn't see that after the first set.
     
  43. Hitman

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    Ferrer's game is built around grinding. But once someone like Djokovic prevents him from doing that, the end result is obvious.

    Now, whilst I don't always agree with everything Wilander says. I do agree with him, when he said that regardless of the outcome, in a situation like Ferrer is in, you must play the game you NEED to play to be competitive, and not the game that you WANT to play to be competitive.

    Ferrer played the way he WANTED to, not the way he NEEDED to.
     
  44. TennisFan3

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    No disrespect, but I am sorry - Ferrer is just not good enough to be a # 4 player in the world. There is a big gap between the top 3 and the rest right now. One guy will always get lucky in the draws - while facing Ferrer.

    There needs to be someone who can elevate their game and get to what Nadal's level used to be. Otherwise going forward we'll have one boring SF in all the slams.
     
  45. xan

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    he tried briefly to be more agressive during 2nd set. made a couple of UE and reverted back to his old self. it can kill your self confidence when nothing seems to work. so he just stuck to whatever he knows best. it didnt work.
     
  46. xan

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    no. im completely 'new'. lurked for years but no accounts prior. and im first and foremost novak fan, considering his is my countryman and what not.
     
  47. Sid_Vicious

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    Djokovic won more than 2X the points then Ferrer: 85 to 41
     
  48. veroniquem

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    We need Rafa to come back ASAP. Ferrer is no substitute (on top of being in his 30s).
     
  49. Gonzo_style

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    Ferrer didn't have bp?
     
  50. Legend of Borg

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    People need to stop disrespecting Ferrer.

    Is it his fault Nadal chooses to remain MIA from tennis after more than half an year?

    Is it his fault that he beat everyone in his way to get to the semis?
     

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