David Ferrer - Beatdowns

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  1. McEnroeisanartist

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    There have been 15 Grand Slam semifinals in the open era where the winner lost five games or less. Of course, Novak did this last night defeating Ferrer. Amazingly, Ferrer was in another one of these lopsided Grand Slam semifinals, only winning 5 games against Nadal in the 2012 French Open. He and Johan Kriek are the only players to be on the losing end of two of these routs.

    Perhaps, most amazingly, Bjorn Borg won 3 of these matches (no other player has won more than 1).
     
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  2. heninfan99

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    Kick a guy when he's down why don't ya?
    Those are bad match ups for Ferrer. Had he played Delpo or someone he would have done better.
     
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  3. Moose Malloy

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    I was thinking the same last night. I've never seen anyone destroyed that badly in 2 different slam semis. The gap between the top 4(including Nadal) is still as big as ever.

    care to list them?
     
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  4. mariecon

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    Just for the record, Nadal is no longer one of the "top 4". I know many people think this isn't the "real" ranking because he's been out for so long but them's the breaks. He may never come back.
     
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    Almagro would have provided two and a half sets of great entertainment in the semi.
     
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  6. McEnroeisanartist

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    1978 RG SF Bjorn Borg d. Corrado Barazzutti 6-0 6-1 6-0
    1979 RG SF Bjorn Borg d. Vitas Gerulaitis 6-2 6-1 6-0
    1983 RG SF Yannick Noah d. Christophe Roger-Vasselin 6-3 6-0 6-0
    1984 AO SF Mats Wilander d. Johan Kriek 6-1 6-0 6-2
    1986 RG SF Ivan Lendl d. Johan Kriek 6-2 6-1 6-0
    1980 RG SF Bjorn Borg d. Harold Solomon 6-2 6-2 6-0
    1990 AO SF Stefan Edberg d. Mats Wilander 6-1 6-1 6-2
    2001 US SF Lleyton Hewitt d. Yevgeny Kafelnikov 6-1 6-2 6-1
    2006 WM SF Roger Federer d. Jonas Bjorkman 6-2 6-0 6-2
    1971 WM SF John Newcombe d. Ken Rosewall 6-1 6-1 6-3
    1977 RG SF Guillermo Vilas d. Raul Ramirez 6-2 6-0 6-3
    1985 WM SF Kevin Curren d. Jimmy Connors 6-2 6-2 6-1
    2007 AO SF Fernando Gonzalez d. Tommy Haas 6-1 6-3 6-1
    2012 RG SF Rafael Nadal d. David Ferrer 6-2 6-2 6-1
    2013 AO SF Novak Djokovic d. David Ferrer 6-2 6-2 6-1
     
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