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Re: Credit and a Cheer for David Ferrer
« Reply #100 on: June 27, 2008, 03:24:16 PM »
Another big cheer for David Ferrer even though he lost today, he fought hard to the end and if the match had gone to 5 sets he might have got it. Ancic deserved to win, too. Great serving and some great shots. Good to have him back.  :))

Ferrer has come out of the grass season very honorably and is most likely number 4 in the world on July 7 according to Judio in MTF.

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Re: Credit and a Cheer for David Ferrer
« Reply #101 on: June 27, 2008, 07:20:56 PM »
Another big cheer for David Ferrer even though he lost today, he fought hard to the end and if the match had gone to 5 sets he might have got it. Ancic deserved to win, too. Great serving and some great shots. Good to have him back.  :))

Ferrer has come out of the grass season very honorably and is most likely number 4 in the world on July 7 according to Judio in MTF.

Go Ferrer!  I really think he'll do well on the hardcourts too.

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Re: Credit and a Cheer for David Ferrer
« Reply #102 on: June 27, 2008, 11:51:37 PM »
I'm very happy for him. But now I've got nobody to cheer for at Wimbledon:(

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Re: Credit and a Cheer for David Ferrer
« Reply #103 on: June 28, 2008, 09:51:42 AM »
I'm very happy for him. But now I've got nobody to cheer for at Wimbledon:(

Hey, I would love to have an outstanding poster like yourself on the Federer bandwagon? :innocent:

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Re: Credit and a Cheer for David Ferrer
« Reply #104 on: June 29, 2008, 03:42:26 AM »
I'm very happy for him. But now I've got nobody to cheer for at Wimbledon:(

Hey, I would love to have an outstanding poster like yourself on the Federer bandwagon? :innocent:

Haha thanks, and I kinda am but I'm kinda not. I have a problem every time that Rafa and Roger meet in the final of a grand slam that I have no idea who to cheer for, but I think I'm going for Roger this time around. I like both of them equally, so it just depends on the tournament. But if one gets out, then i'm cheering 100% for the other one. :)

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Re: Credit and a Cheer for David Ferrer
« Reply #105 on: September 19, 2008, 12:46:47 PM »
 :lol-cry:  :grind dance: for staying in there for the duration.

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Re: Credit and a Cheer for David Ferrer
« Reply #106 on: December 08, 2008, 03:37:16 PM »
From Jon Wertheim's column at SI about the Davis Cup Final.

Jon, I give all the credit in the world to Feliciano Lopez (and to a slightly lesser extent Fernando Verdasco), but can we also give a mini-shoutout to David Ferrer? Instead of pouting and sulking on the sidelines after being benched, Ferrer helped Verdasco mentally prepare for his match and was cheering loudly for his teammate in between sending text message updates to the absent Nadal. That pretty much encompasses what this Spanish team has been about all year -- putting aside personal disappointment for the good of the team.
-- J.W., Austin, Texas

• Amen. And Ferrer is the classic grinder, one player who REALLY could have used the additional week off.

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Re: Credit and a Cheer for David Ferrer
« Reply #107 on: December 08, 2008, 03:45:41 PM »
From Jon Wertheim's column at SI about the Davis Cup Final.

Jon, I give all the credit in the world to Feliciano Lopez (and to a slightly lesser extent Fernando Verdasco), but can we also give a mini-shoutout to David Ferrer? Instead of pouting and sulking on the sidelines after being benched, Ferrer helped Verdasco mentally prepare for his match and was cheering loudly for his teammate in between sending text message updates to the absent Nadal. That pretty much encompasses what this Spanish team has been about all year -- putting aside personal disappointment for the good of the team.
-- J.W., Austin, Texas

• Amen. And Ferrer is the classic grinder, one player who REALLY could have used the additional week off.


those were my thoughts in the dc thread:
Spain,
Rafa said it after the final, we are not a team, we are a family.
Spanish tennis has always been like that:
Santana is the boss, he is the one who started the winning tradition and since Santana all the spanish players know they must protect their compatriots and help them. Santana helped Orantes...and then the list finish with Nadal who helps the junior players.
if there is a example of solidarity Spanish players could be a great example. they all tried to help each other since Santana, Arilla Gisbert and Gimeno.
there is no ego between players and the team or family is always together. Arantxa and Conchita were a great example, 5 fed cups.
Ferrer for example said it very clearly in his post match interview on friday that he was not ready to play on sunday. He had no probelms to sacrifice himself in order to Spain to win the Cup. Corretja said in the second game of the doubles match that Verdasco was going to play.
All the country knew that the player was going to be Verdasco on sunday.
What Emilio said to Verdasco when he was down 2-1 and they went to the locker room was : cojones! and you have in your racquet the whole country, do it!"   
Emilio did a great job those 3 years trying to build a doubles team, he was a doubles specialist with Casal both #1.
to be united is very important and the spanish players are a family, not a team, a family in the bad times and the good times.
Emilio stepped down and he can now enjoy the victory and also sister Arantxa is pregnant.
A family as Rafa said, "I am only another player in the team". Humility and Union.

and of course, Spanish team DC 2008 points:
Lopez 3.5
Nadal 3
Verdasco 3
Ferrer 2 (2-1, beat Kohli in Germany and Roddick in Madrid, lost to Nalbandian)
Almagro 2
Robredo 2
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Re: Credit and a Cheer for David Ferrer
« Reply #108 on: December 08, 2008, 06:03:02 PM »
Teammates Ferrer and Verdasco!!  :cool:
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Re: Credit and a Cheer for David Ferrer
« Reply #109 on: December 08, 2008, 06:04:59 PM »
Ferru winnig the last atp tourney on clay in Valencia, at his club!
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Re: Credit and a Cheer for David Ferrer
« Reply #110 on: December 08, 2008, 06:06:01 PM »
Ferru winning first title on grass in Hertogenbosch!  :cool:
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Re: Credit and a Cheer for David Ferrer
« Reply #111 on: February 27, 2009, 12:32:54 PM »
It's been a while,
 but at last another cheer.  :))
Sorry I missed the match. I had a meeting downtown.

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Re: Credit and a Cheer for David Ferrer
« Reply #112 on: February 28, 2009, 10:58:54 AM »
Another cheer today  :yahoo: , even though he lost. The guy's atheleticism really amazes me  :lmao: .

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Re: Credit and a Cheer for David Ferrer
« Reply #113 on: March 07, 2009, 06:41:56 AM »
Euroka I know you have little interest in the Davis Cup but Ferru is the local boy this weekend in a stadium as big as the Chatrier or the Rod Laver Arena!

Ferrer upsets Djokovic!  :))

Djokovic misfires as Ferrer fires the killer blow
The headlines have been made here by the day’s delay due to stadium damage, but this tie could well finish on time after Spain struck what should be a killer blow in the opening rubber.

The home nation’s No. 2 player David Ferrer beat Novak Djokovic 63 63 76(3) in the first rubber of the tie, a result which means that Serbia can now only win if Rafael Nadal loses at least one of his matches. And beating Nadal on clay, especially in Spain, counts as tennis’s equivalent of mission impossible, short of someone putting something nasty in his drinks bottles.


Djokovic mentally absent

While Ferrer played a very good match, the result had more to do with Djokovic being mentally absent from the very beginning. The world No. 3 looked sluggish in the opening couple of games, both of which he lost, but he lost this match by failing to capitalise on momentum swings he created but then couldn’t sustain. Had he converted one of the two set points he had at 6-5 in the third set, the outcome of the match, even the weekend, could have been very different, but somehow Djokovic never looked to be playing well enough to turn the tide.

The Serb should have led 4-2 in the first set, but allowed Ferrer to reel off four games on the run. He was on the brink of going 4-0 down in the second set, but twice broke back, only to lose his subsequent service game. And with Ferrer getting everything back on a court playing slow but fairly true, Djokovic was always the one to make the errors. He tried a good dozen drop shots, but seldom won the point and a few of them barely reached the net, such was his lack of touch on the day.


Third set fightback

At least the third set was competitive. Any thoughts the crowd might have had that Djokovic was not up for a fightback were dispelled when he made good a 1-3 deficit and then worked his way to set points in the 12th game. Ferrer saved them both, one with a patient rally that drove Djokovic to try a desperate forehand down the line, the other with an unreturnable serve.

When Djokovic led 2-1 with a minibreak in the tiebreak, a fourth set was still a distinct possibility, but Ferrer then won five points on the run, another of his sequences and the one that killed off the Serb’s last resistance. After Djokovic blasted a backhand long on the sixth point, he raised his arms in disbelief, a gesture that seemed to sum up his match.

Ferrer was magnanimous enough to recognise that his opponent’s errors had significantly helped his cause. “Maybe the key to the match was in Novak’s mistakes,” the local Valenciana boy said. “He made many mistakes in the important moments. He didn’t play so good, and I took my chance.”

-daviscup.com-
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Re: Credit and a Cheer for David Ferrer
« Reply #114 on: March 07, 2009, 06:58:47 AM »
Thanks conchita. That 's good news  :)). I've been having a quiet life and not been following.

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Re: Credit and a Cheer for David Ferrer
« Reply #115 on: March 07, 2009, 07:09:43 AM »
you should have watched the match because the crowd was very silent!  :))

I am very happy for Ferru, he has comeback!  :))
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Re: Credit and a Cheer for David Ferrer
« Reply #116 on: March 07, 2009, 07:43:48 AM »
I always have landed in the noisy ones and found them less than a pleasure  :mad1:.
I look forward to seeing the new Ferru at Cincy this year  :). He was disappointing last year  :(.

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Re: Credit and a Cheer for David Ferrer
« Reply #117 on: March 07, 2009, 07:52:56 AM »
I can not remember a more silent davis cup crowd in Spain than this one is Benidorm and you know why: now Nadal leads 61 60!

you are going to Cincy again!  :H  :thumbs-up: lucky you!  :)) let's hope he plays better this year!  :)

I will see him in Madrid and told him to consider playing at the Leg Mason but probably he is going to play in Gstaad the same week!

Have a great weekend Euroka!  :)
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Re: Credit and a Cheer for David Ferrer
« Reply #118 on: March 07, 2009, 08:31:42 PM »
Congrats to David for beating that loser I support, lol. And I like Gasquet , not sure who is worse right now, oh boy.

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Re: Credit and a Cheer for David Ferrer
« Reply #119 on: March 08, 2009, 08:23:21 AM »
David Ferrer d. Viktor Troicki  60 63 in 54 minutes!

Ferru, the local boy, completes the party in Spain.  :)) Wonderful and unforgettable scenes in Benidorm.  :))
World number 1, grand slam champion and davis cup hero Ferrero predicted a 4-1 or 5-0 win, he was correct.
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