I hope all of you guys have been well. It’s been a while since I last posted…sorry. I wonder if you guys enjoyed the quarterfinals? Well as you know Ferru and Fer both lost. It was surprising to see Fernando Verdasco push Andy to 5 sets. He played quite well against the Scot, in fact I think we were about to see an upset. It wasn’t to be though, Fer lost his nerve
in the third set. Overall he had 45 unforced errors in the match compared to Murray’s 27. I think he had a good fighting chance in the fifth set because he had upped his game.
I loved how Fernando was so classy (not usually like this after losses) at the net. He genuinely looked happy for Murray, he had a big smile on his face when congratulating him. If Fer is going to play like this, then I say he’s back in the top 20 soon. The past couple of weeks will definitely remind him how he dangerous his game can be.
Del Potro also snapped back from a losing streak to Ferrer. Despite the ‘Tower of Tandil’ falling and apparently being in a lot of pain (he was given magic pills for this), he was still able to beat the Spaniard 6-2, 6-4, 7-6. I wasn’t expecting Ferru to lose like this-let alone lose in the first place! Unfortunately Del Potros run for the race ended when he was beaten by Djokovic in the semis.
You can take a look at the stats. D.F. was unsuccessful in returning the Del Potro serve and had double the amount of unforced errors compared to the Argentinian. He simply was overpowered by Del Potro’s booming forehand which is surprising since Ferrer came out on top in straight sets last year.
|David Ferrer (ESP)||Juan Martin Del Potro (ARG)|
|70 of 103 = 68 %||1st serves in||63 of 87 = 72 %|
|45 of 70 = 64 %||1st serve points won||55 of 63 = 87 %|
|17 of 33 = 52 %||2nd serve points won||11 of 24 = 46 %|
|119 MPH||Fastest serve||130 MPH|
|112 MPH||Average 1st serve speed||119 MPH|
|95 MPH||Average 2nd serve speed||94 MPH|
|25 of 31 = 81 %||Net points won||17 of 21 = 81 %|
|0 of 2 = 0 %||Break points won||3 of 8 = 38 %|
|21 of 87 = 24 %||Receiving points won||41 of 103 = 40 %|
|83||Total points won||107|
Good news is that now Ferrer is going to be number three this coming Monday. Bad news is that he tweeted that he pull out of Bastad due to injury. He had won this title last year. Now he has some sort of ankle treatment to get this summer. I’m hoping it recovers soon. I’d love to see how he would do in the U.S. Open. Can you guys believe he’s going to be ranked above Nadal and Federer?!