As I expected Ferrer was going to have some trouble with fellow compatriot Verdasco. He did manage to win 5-7, 7-5, 6-3 in nearly 2.5 hours. It’s kind of hard to follow an entire match here in the states because they usually show the main court matches on t.v.; so I wasn’t able to see the end couple of games. I was sighing with relief that David won. He’ll next play Kohlschreiber in which he leads a 7-3 H2H.Marcel must be feeling double-y happy! 😛 It was his first win over a top ten player today. Maybe it’s not fair to give him a 100% credit, but he did manage to compete at a high level. The thing is that Andy Murray had to retire as soon as the second set was completed due to back problems. (On a side note I feel bad for Andy because Roland Garros is right around the corner!) Playing with Marc is going good so far too because they’re into the third round where they’ll play Lipsky/Gonzales.
As for Rafa, same old story! But that’s good. As usual he is making it look easy out there! He beat the Fog 6-1, 6-3. He’ll play Gulbis next. I remember a couple of years ago he gave Rafa some trouble on clay. The only time I feel Gulbis can be a threat is when he hits those unexpected drop-shots because they are often unplayable!
*I know this is a late notice, but I just realized it right now. For the next few days I wont be able to post because I’m going on a lil vacation. I don’t think I’ll be able to post regarding the quarterfinals all the way to the finals. In fact I’ll probably be able to blog next around Wednesday. (I’m sorry). I really do hope that we have a great final to watch and it’s not one-sided! *** I hope you’re all doing well and please stay safe! 🙂 All the best…Iram