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David Ferrer: “I didn't really feel that great myself, but I think that the match was not brilliant”



TENNIS 2014 ROLAND GARROS – 29th of May 2014. D. Ferrer d. S. Bolelli 6-2, 6-3, 6-2. An interview with David Ferrer


Q. Can you tell me what you think about Bolelli, the way he is today? You know, we come from Italy. We would very much like to know what you think about Bolelli. Do you think he’s still a good player and that he has potential? What would you say? What do you think about him?

DAVID FERRER: Well, you know, Bolelli has been playing for many years already on the tour. He was injured at the wrist, but he started well with some matches. Then he went up the rankings, and he’s a player who now has reached the top 100, I think.

He hits the balls really well, but he’s not consistent enough. If he were more consistent, he could be in the top 100.


Q. What can you say about your match? What did you think about it?

DAVID FERRER: Well, I think that this match was okay. I didn’t really feel that great myself, but I think that the match was, how can I say, not brilliant.

We would need perhaps a more brilliant match with something more in the forehand.


Q. During the match you gave us the impression that perhaps the balls were quite heavy. Would this have an impact on you?

DAVID FERRER: Well, yes, of course. If you feel good on the court, you can hit hard. But then, you know, today we had to fight against the wind. After four games, it was difficult and the balls were heavy.


Q. There are four Spanish girls who have gone through this round. What about the future? Would you say that female Spanish players will be more famous than the male Spanish players?

DAVID FERRER: I don’t know, but there is a new generation of women or girls with Muguruza, for instance. But not that many female players like in the top 100 like Conchita and others.

You know, if you look back in the past 10 years we have had two players in the top 10. Today we have quite a lot of good women players, but they are not necessarily in the top 100.


Q. Now, after the Acapulco tournament you had to withdraw because you were injured. Are you okay now? What did you do to recover from this injury?

DAVID FERRER: Physically I’m really good. I’m okay. I have no problems. After Acapulco, I had to stop for two weeks. I work with my physiotherapy, and I had to rest, which is normal. Then there’s muscle building on the upper part of the body that I had to work on.

But what I needed mainly was to take a rest. Mainly at the beginning it was not easy with this injury, but now I feel good.


Q. Are you superstitious?

DAVID FERRER: No, not at all.


Q. What about your haircut?

DAVID FERRER: No, that was just a change, my haircut. That’s all. There is no being superstitious about my hairdo.


Felix Auger Aliassime saves three match points to beat Pierre Hugues Herbert in Marseille



Felix Auger Aliassime saved three match points to beat Pierre Hugues Herbert 6-0 6-7 (8-6) 7-6 (11-9) after 2 hours and 40 minutes at the Open 13 in Marseille.


Auger Aliassime did not convert a match point in the tie-break of the second set before clinching the win on his sixth match point to advance to the quarter final in Marseille. The young Canadian player hit 16 aces and won 85 % of his first serve points.

Herbert hit a tweener lob on set point in the second set to force the match to the third set. Auger Aliassime hit an overhead into the open court at 6-6 in the tie-break in the third set. Herbert hit a forehand pass down the line to earn a match point on his serve, but he did not convert it, as he hit a backhand into the net.

Auger Aliassime saved two more match points at 5-6 and 7-8 in the tie-break with his forehand and an unretured serve, before sealing the win with an ace.

The Canadian Next Gen player will face this year’s Pune finalist Egor Gerasimov, who broke three times in his 6-4 7-6 (7-5) win over David Goffin.

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Danil Medvedev rallies from slow start to beat Jannik Sinner in Marseille



Danil Medvedev rallied from one set down to edge Jannik Sinner 1-6 6-1 6-2 after 1 hour and 22 minutes. Medvedev dropped his serve twice but broke serve four times.


Sinner earned two breaks in the second and sixth game earning the chance to serve for the set. The Italian 18-year-old player served out the first set at 30 in the seventh game.

Sinner saved a break point in the second game, but he dropped his serve in the fourth game to trail 1-3. Medvedev got a double break at 15 and served out the second set in the seventh game at love. Medvedev started the third set with an early break. The Moscow-native broke for the second time in the third game to take a 3-0 lead and held his next three service games easily to cruise through to a 6-2 win in the third set.

Shapovalov will face Gilles Simon, who advanced to the quarter final after beating Slovenia’s Aljaz Bedene 7-6 (8-6) 6-4.

Denis Shapovalov beat Marin Cilic 6-4 4-6 6-2 after 2 hours and 1 minute to reach the quarter final at the Open 13 in Marseille.

Shapovalov made two double faults and converted three of his nine break points. Cilic made five double faults and converted one of his seven break points.

Shapovalov converted his third break point chance to take a 2-1 lead. The Canadian player held his next service games and served out the first set 6-4 after saving four break points in the 10th game.

Cilic saved two break points to hold serve at deuce and earned his only break in the 10th game to win the second set 6-4.

Shapovalov broke serve twice in the first and fifth games to win the third set 6-2 setting up a quarter final against Kazakhstan’s Alexander Bublik, who rallied from one set down to beat Frenchman Benoit Paire 3-6 6-4 6-4.

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Christian Garin beats Federico Delbonis to reach the quarter final in Rio de Janeiro



Third seed Christian Garin beat Federico Delbonis 6-4 6-3 after 1 hour and 37 miuntes to reach the quarter final at the ATP 500 tournament in Rio de Janeiro.


The Chilean player has extended his winning streak to six consecutive matches, which includes his first title of the year in Cordoba.

Garin dropped 13 points in nine service games and did not face any break points. He converted three of his seven break points and sealed the win after Delbonis made a double fault.

Garin will face Argentine qualifier Federico Coria, who defeated Spanish 16-year-old rising star Carlos Alcaraz 6-4 4-6 6-4 after 2 hours and 17 minutes. Coria saved 10 of the 14 break point chances he faced and broke serve five times. Alcaraz made his main draw debut in Rio de Janeiro beating Albert Ramos Vinolas 7-6 4-6 7-6 in 3 hours and 36 minutes earlier this week.

Coria fended off five break point chances and broke serve at 4-4 in the opening set after a double fault from Alcaraz. Coria saved a break point in the next game with a service winner. The Argentine player sealed the first set 6-4 with another service winner.

Alcaraz earned a double break to open up a 5-0 lead in the second set. Coria pulled back both breaks in the seventh and ninth games to claw his way back to 4-5. Alcaraz earned another break in the 10th game to seal the second set 6-4 to force the match to the third set.

Both players traded breaks in the opening two games of the third set. Coria earned another break in the fifth game to take a 3-2 lead and closed out the match with a hold in the 10th game.

Hungary’s Attila Balazs came back from one set down to beat Thiago Monteiro 1-6 6-1 6-4 after 1 hour and 51 minutes. Monteiro earned three consecutive breaks to win the first set 6-1. Balazs came back in the second set by breaking three times to win the second set 6-1.

Balasz broke serve in the sixth game of the decider to take a 5-2 lead. Monteiro got the break back and held his serve to claw his way back to 3-5. Balazs earned another break t win the decider 6-4.

Qualifier Pedro Martinez cruised past Pablo Andujar 6-1 6-4 after 1 hour and 26 minutes. Martinez earned a break in the fourth game of the opening set when Andujar made a forehand error. Martinez broke for the second time to race out to a 4-1 lead and saved two break points in the next game to clinch the first set 6-1.

Martinez hit a backhand down the line winner in the third game of the second set and closed out the match with a service winner in the 10th game. Martinez has a record of 5 wins to 3 losses in his eight matches this year.



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