Ferrer Falls To Nadal

David Ferrer has been beaten by his compatriot and no. 1 player in the word Rafael Nadal in the round of 8 of the ongoing French Open. In a hard fought match played yesterday, Nadal won by 4-6, 6-4, 6-0, 6-1.

Nadal is now just a couple of wins away from securing his 9th French Open singles title.

Out of the 64 matches that Nadal has played at the Roland Garros surface so far in his career, he has won 63. That tells a lot about his dominance at this particular venue.

His only defeat in the French Open had come about 5 years ago in 2009 when Robin Soderling had got better of him in the 4th round.

Speaking in the interview after his win against Ferrer, Nadal said, “I was brought under a bit of pressure by David at the start, but, I was able to turn it around which is quite satisfactory. It’s good to get tested early on in the tournament.”

The outcome of the last match played between Ferrer and Nadal had gone in the favour of the former. It was a match in the Monte Carlo Masters and Ferrer had absolutely crushed his countryman there. So, with this win, Nadal avenged that loss.

Having won the first set quite easily, Ferrer appeared to be quite confident in the second set and started pretty well. He had the opportunity to go ahead by 4-2 in that set as he got a break point in the 6th game. But, he wasted that and thereafter, everything went Nadal’s way.

The World no. 1 showed absolute ruthlessness in the last couple of sets and let his opponent win just one game out of 12.

Now, in the round of 4, Nadal’s opponent will be Andy Murray.