Nishikori vs Ferrer 4th rd ozzie open

Discussion in 'Pro Match Results and Discussion' started by rainingaces, Jan 18, 2013.

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  1. Ferrer in 3

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  2. Ferrer in 4

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  3. Ferrer in 5

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  4. Nish in 3

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  5. Nish in 4

    3 vote(s)
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  6. Nish in 5

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  1. ruerooo

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    "To gain potency in both arms, I use the Basque paddles sometimes, since they weigh a lot," he adds."

    Told you. :)

    (I will try to find that other video - a quick search didn't pull it up, so I have to go where I know it is, but that will take a minute.)

    "those monsters from another planet" - LOL.

    Thanks for this!
     
  2. Mainad

    Mainad G.O.A.T.

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    I don't think any of the top 4 make Ferrer look like a fool with the possible exception of Federer who has a 14-0 H2H against him. He has losing H2Hs against all of them but those against Murray (5-6) and Djokovic (5-9) are reasonably close. He usually puts up a tough battle in all his matches with any of them even if the scorelines and match results don't always seem to reflect this.
     
  3. Onehandedbackhand

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    He's becoming one of those monsters very fast. Still needs work to beat them consistently, including an actual weapon other than relentlessness, but he's obliterating everyone else on the tour.
     
  4. ruerooo

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    Every single one of them has a height advantage, and therefore a reach advantage -- which, as much as I adore Roger and Rafa, I find quite distressing, actually.

    But you should have seen him deconstruct Novak in that wind. It was great.
    :mrgreen:
     
  5. Mainad

    Mainad G.O.A.T.

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    I agree. He was clutching his knee and wincing all through the match and it looked as if he might pull out early into the 2nd set. If it hadn't been a Slam match I think he would have. Unfortunately, it looks as if injury problems are always going to hold him back from fulfilling his true potential.
     
  6. Onehandedbackhand

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    Oh I did...trust me I did.

    And height disadvantage means two things to Ferrer...jack and ****. He eats giants for breakfast. Practically uses Delpo for a practice partner.

    It's a lot more than the height to the big boys beating Ferrer.
     
  7. dominikk1985

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    according to this source
    http://www.tennisbloggers.com/archives/3151
    he was quite lazy as a kid and even quit Tennis for a while at Age 17 but later changed his attitude.
    they also said he used to be a chain smoker but stopped (he probably still smokes a cigarette or two twice a year at a Party but he certainly doesn't chain smoke as some state here:)).
     
  8. Relinquis

    Relinquis Hall of Fame

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    Ferrer is solid. He put up a good fight against Davydenko at Doha earlier this year. Davy was on playstation mode though, hitting geometry defying angles from both wings.

    It will be fun to see him play Almagro next. Nico has his work cut out for him.
     
  9. Onehandedbackhand

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    Getting put on construction crew for a week makes you think of the talent you have.
     

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