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The Hardest Worker on Court

by TN


The headline gives it away of course. It’s obvious I’m talking about David Ferrer. He has just won the fifth set against spectacular Italian Simone Bolelli by the scoreline of 6-3 1-6 5-7 6-0 6-1. Yes, in the last two sets he lost one game. And Bolelli didn’t make endless unforced errors (which he’s prone to at times). It’s just that Ferrer didn’t give him one ball for free.

He truly has made a name for himself and his work attitude. Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson always says that to become successful you should aspire to be the hardest worker in the room, and this works as well for tennis as in the gym or at school/work. Learn from Ferrer and be the hardest worker in the room.

Yesterday I wrote a post about our fearless youngsters, meaning Kyrgios, Kokkinakis and Coric. Today they all lost rather ruthlessly:

Sock – Coric  6-2 6-1 6-4
Djokovic – Kokkinakis – 6-4 6-4 6-4
Murray – Kyrgios 6-4 6-2 6-3

A lesson, perhaps.

This shapes up for the following R16:
Djokovic vs Gasquet
Sock vs Nadal (top-spin fest!)
Murray vs Chardy
Cilic vs Ferrer
Nishikori vs Gabashvili
Tsonga vs Berdych
Wawrinka vs Simon
Monfils vs Federer

My quarter-final prediction:
Djokovic vs Nadal (early final!)
Murray vs Ferrer
Nishikori vs Berdych
Federer vs Wawrinka

Which leads to the following semi-final prediction:
Djokovic vs Murray
Berdych vs Federer

Which leads to the following final prediction:
Djokovic vs Federer

Which leads to the winner prediction:

What do you think about this? Have I smoked some strong mushrooms? Let’s open the discussion in the comments…

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