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Old 01-01-2013, 02:44 PM   #46
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Originally Posted by dominikk1985 View Post
yeah it's amazing how he owns the tall hard hitters.

DP, Sod, tsonga and berdych all have **** poor records against that little man despite their 135 mph serves and 100 mph FHs.

ferrer has trouble against the guys who canhit relatively hard AND move well like the big 4 (minus murray who matches up relatively even with ferrer although I think now that he is hitting his prime he will hold the advantage) since even if he makes them run they are able to counter even stronger.#

guys like tsonga or DP can hit 100 mph FHs easily but if they are forced to run they either lose power or accuracy (they have to take something off or it is UE galore).
It's his return of serve (which I'm sure has been said). He can get into more points, neutralize big servers more often than most people. So, if he get into the point, the second-tier big hitters (Tsonga, Berdych, for example) really have no great advantage over him and he can outrun and outlast them. Sure, sometimes those players can be "on" and can hit enough winners/force enough errors to pull out the victory, but it's hard to do that consistently. Players like Fed, Nadal, Djokovic obviously have more game to rely on if Ferrer gets into the point off their serve and they're still generally better than him.

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