The winner of the French Open will be David Ferrer

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  1. TheFinalRunOfTheTerrier

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    I left because I was banned.

    Anyway, this ended way too soon, but I could see it coming. No one wins seven five set matches to win it all, and that's exactly what he'd have to do. His serve is awful, and he's a step slower.

    We have to put this into perspective. That little guy, with absolutely no weapons whatsoever, got over 700 wins, 27 ATP titles, a grand slam final, three grand slam semis, a WTF final, two Davis Cups, one of the greatest Davis Cup winning percentages of all time(I believe he's only lost like 2-3 times), three wins over number one players, and 17 wins over the top 4. All of this from a guy whose only strength was physically bludgeoning you to death every single match.

    This board's ridiculous amount of trolls made fun of the guy for being a gatekeeper for the big boys, but it's a really nice job if you can have it. He had no business being in that spot, but he willed his way there, and the big boys even knew they had to play their absolute best to beat him(Even Roger) because he worked every minute.

    I know he's not officially retired. He MIGHT sneak one more 250 if he has a good serving week, and he'll get a few more wins, but his prime is gone. He'll be a coach one day, and he's not hurting for money, so the second half of his life will be as good as the first.
     
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    Big_Dangerous G.O.A.T.

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    I picked Lopez in 5 in the prediction league. I'm wondering if this might be Ferrer's last season on tour? Will be sad to see him go, but father time is undefeated. :(
     
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    Career prize money over 30 million dollars too! Jon Wertheim did a great segment on Ferrer last night on Tennis Channel that was really nice to see. He made a slam final, losing to the King of Clay in his Palace, and he's had some nice wins over top players like Murray at the the French, Nadal in Australia, but yeah he's just lost a step or two, and when you have very few weapons and you lose that speed, it's almost impossible to make deep runs at big events. :(
     
  4. TheFinalRunOfTheTerrier

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    I hope it is. He's done way more than enough, and has everyone's respect.
     
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    And remember that he took Nadal out in Monte Carlo, which is like taking Michael Jordan out in the finals.
     
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    Yeah, wasn't that 2013?
     
  7. TheFinalRunOfTheTerrier

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    Yup. That was Ferrer's best chance at a title. 76 wins and seven trophies.
     

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