• Ferrer outlasts Dolgopolov in five sets

    6/29/13 9:46 PM | Kelli DeMario
    Ferrer outlasts Dolgopolov in five sets World No. 4 David Ferrer fought his way into the round of 16 with a five-sets ousting of fellow seed Alexandr Dolgopolov. The veteran is through to take on Croatia's Ivan Dodig for a place in the quarterfinal.

    Fourth seed David Ferrer advanced to the fourth round after outlasting 26th seed Alexandr Dolgopolov in five sets. The 31-year-old Spaniard rallied to a five-sets victory on Saturday, 6-7(6), 7-6(2), 2-6, 6-1, 6-2.

    Ferrer overcame 8 double faults and 39 unforced errors before sealing the win in three hours and 12 minutes. The World No. 4 completed the third-round match with seven of 24 break points converted.

    Ferrer is scheduled to take on Croatia's Ivan Dodig in the next round.

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Didn't see any of this match but it sounds like Daveed was struggling against Dolgo but managed to pull off the win by outlasting him. I'm assuming he will get past Dodig to meet Delpo in the SFs.

ed251137 , 6/30/13 8:50 PM

I did see this match. The first two sets were tough ones and I think that took a lot out of Dolgo. I thought he could pull it off once he won the third set to go up two sets to one. But Ferrer is a beast as we all know. He can outlast almost anyone. You could just see Dolgo getting worn down. I felt that if Dolgo couldn't get the win in the fourth set, then it would be all over for him.

You can see by the scoreline that Dolgo just didn't have anything left. I would expect Ferrer to struggle on grass. Dolgo hasn't done much this year, but I thought that he might have a chance to do something here. The commentators were talking about his blood disorder and how it causes problems for him.

Nativenewyorker , 6/30/13 9:41 PM

Dolgo played brilliantly at times but couldn't keep it up consistently.

Conspirator , 6/30/13 11:28 PM

i really felt for Dolgo. He played great. He fought great. The fact that he is suffering from an autoimmune problem (Gilbert's syndrome) that makes you hard to keep focus and drains your energy, didn't help. If he was healthy, he would've beaten David. He missed the opportunity to win in three sets.

David was so happy after the win. It obviously meant the world to him. However, he never achieved anything worth mentioning on grass (save the QF last year at Wimbledon), so I don't believe he would progress to the semis.

danica , 6/30/13 11:41 PM

Well done yet again to Daveed, Mr Consistency. He may may never make it 'there', but he'll always be thereabouts. So much respect for the guy. There was me thinking he'd had his just rewards of a few weeks at #4 before being leapfrogged at Wimbie by rafa again, so that the top 4 seeding would be restored in time for USO. But now he's gone and leapfrogged roger too, to #3! Just by consistently beating people he should be beating, week in week out, month in month out, and never letting go of a match the seedings say he should win, no matter how many sets and games it takes.


alex , 7/1/13 8:58 AM

it's David
Yep, he has everyone's respect (except the haters', of course)

Shireling , 7/1/13 10:25 AM

it's Yes
But we all have our ways of saying things, and I think terms of affection are allowed ;)

alex , 7/1/13 11:07 AM

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