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- MATCH - FERRER 7-6 5-7 6-0 6-3 MANNARINO: Ferrer wins! What a rally to finish on - a long and gruelling point climaxing with a brilliant inside-out forehand winner from the victor. Ferrer looked fresh as daises all match, but as soon as the final ball was struck he limped back to his chair and half-collapsed into it in exhaustion.
- GAME - FERRER 7-6 5-7 6-0 5-3 MANNARINO: Ferrer holds to put himself a game away from the third round.
- GAME - FERRER 7-6 5-7 6-0 4-3 MANNARINO: In spite of his visible exhaustion, Mannarino has admirably remained tight to the Spaniard throughout this fourth set and refused to roll over. Another routine hold for the Frenchman.
- GAME - FERRER 7-6 5-7 6-0 4-2 MANNARINO: Another routine hold from Ferrer, who is edging closer and closer to victory.
- GAME - FERRER 7-6 5-7 6-0 3-2 MANNARINO: Mannarino waltzes through a service game before briefly seeing the trainer at the change of ends.
- BREAK - FERRER 7-6 5-7 6-0 2-1 MANNARINO: Ferrer breaks! The Frenchman seems to be struggling now, while Ferrer looks typically energized in the searing heat.
- GAME - FERRER 7-6 5-7 6-0 1-1 MANNARINO: Ferrer responds with a routine hold of his own. Interestingly, the Spaniard is taking the initiative far more and seems ready to end his struggling opponent.
- GAME - FERRER 7-6 5-7 6-0 0-1 MANNARINO: A much calmer start to the fourth set for Mannarino. A routine service game to ease himself in.
- SET - FERRER 7-6 5-7 6-0 MANNARINO: And with an arrow-like backhand down-the-line, Ferrer takes the third set 6-0. Sadly for Mannarino, it seems his victorious second set inadvertantly galvanised the real David Ferrer into action.
- BREAK - FERRER 7-6 5-7 5-0 MANNARINO: Ferrer now a game away from serving some of the finest Valencian tapas alongside his bagel. A harsh score for the Frenchman to take, but tennis is a harsh sport.
- GAME - FERRER 7-6 5-7 4-0 MANNARINO: As the Frenchman fades in the heat, Ferrer continues to go from strength to strength. Four games in a row and the Spaniard doesn't look like halting anytime soon.
- BREAK - FERRER 7-6 5-7 3-0 MANNARINO: And there goes the double break! The world number three has kicked things up a few notches and Mannarino is struggling to keep up.
- GAME - FERRER 7-6 5-7 2-0 MANNARINO: Ferrer quickly consolidates his break with an easy hold. After the error-filled performance of the previous two sets, the Spaniard suddenly can't miss.
- BREAK - FERRER 7-6 5-7 1-0 MANNARINO: The third seed immediately strikes back, getting to work on the Mannarino backhand and tirelessly grinding him into the ground.
- SET - FERRER 7-6 5-7 MANNARINO: Apologies for the lack of coverage, we have had technical difficulties. Mannarino takes the second set with a flurry of sweet backhands. Mr Ferrer is not happy.
- GAME - FERRER 7-6 4-5 MANNARINO: Seething and monologuing towards his box, Ferrer squanders numerous break points.
- GAME - FERRER 7-6 4-4 MANNARINO: And the recovery is complete. In the first set, Ferrer recovered from 0-3 and in this set from 1-4. He doesn't like to make things easy for himself, does Ferrer.
- BREAK - FERRER 7-6 3-4 MANNARINO: Right on cue, Ferrer digs himself out of the self-built hole, recovers the break with minimal fuss and puts the match back on serve.
- GAME - FERRER 7-6 2-4 MANNARINO: Ferrer once again promptly begins to dig himself out of the hole created by his own sloppy play.
- GAME - FERRER 7-6 1-4 MANNARINO: Mannarino needs no telling twice and promptly extends his lead with an emphatic hold.
- BREAK - FERRER 7-6 1-3 MANNARINO. Inexplicably, Ferrer drops serve and offers Mannarino yet another chance to make some inroads. No rhyme or reason to be found, that's for sure.
- GAME - FERRER 7- 6 1-2 MANNARINO: A few times every year, Adrian Mannarino reminds the world that he is capable of such effortless, beautiful shotmaking. With holds like this one, it would appears that this match is one sutch occasion.
- BREAK - FERRER 7- 6 1-1 MANNARINO: It would appear that both men are physically incapable of holding onto breaks as Ferrer sends it straight back to his opponent.
- BREAK - FERRER 7-6 1-0 MANNARINO: A few swanky forehands, and the Ferrer train is catching speed as he opens up with a break in the first game of set two.
- SET - FERRER 7-6 MANNARINO: In a result that will surprise no one, Ferrer completes his revival by soaring through the tiebreak and pocketing the first set.
- GAME - FERRER 6-6 MANNARINO: Those understandably expecting Mannarino to collapse into total meltdown after losing his double break ae mistaken. Quite an admirable riposte from the Frenchman.
- GAME - FERRER 6-5 MANNARINO: The frightening signs of Ferrer descending into his deadly rhythm are there to see.
- GAME - FERRER 5-5 MANNARINO. Anyone who expected Mannarino to complete the collapse with a loss from 4-5 was evidently mistaken. The wily Frenchman showcases more effortless ballstriking and moves on.
- GAME - FERRER 5-4 MANNARINO: Crisis averted - a series of solid serving from Ferrer affords him an easy game and he moves into the lead for the first time.
- BREAK - FERRER 4-4 MANNARINO: No surprises as Ferrer does exactly that, taking advantage of errors to recover the head start.
- GAME - FERRER 3-4 MANNARINO: After the pitiful beginning, Ferrer appears to be slowly finally finding his way again and looks ready to level the match.
- GAME - FERRER 2-4 MANNARINO: Mannarino shrugs off the pressure from Ferrer and bites back with an easy hold of his own.
- GAME - FERRER 2-3 MANNARINO: Another game for Ferrer already brings him right back into contention for the first set. Mannarino attempting to exploit the Ferrer backhand, with mixed results.
- BREAK - FERRER 1-3 MANNARINO: Already, Ferrer wrestles back a break from the Frenchman's feeble grip, grinding him into submission and his name firmly on the board.
- BREAK - FERRER 0-3 MANNARINO: In a surprise turn of events, the French underdog picks up et another break to lead Ferrer 3-0.
- GAME - FERRER 0-2 MANNARINO: A second game follows for the Frenchman as he barely survives a barrage of break points, but he finds just enough first serves to remain above ground.
- BREAK - FERRER 0-1 MANNARINO: Not exactly the most promising first point ever played as a forehand shank collides with Ferrer's and flies into the crowd. But Mannarino senses an opportunity and siezes it with both hands to leave 1-0.
- Up next on Hisense Arena is third-seeded David Ferrer against the French challenger Adrian Mannarino. Both just finishing up their warm-ups and ready to do battle.
|Date of Birth||29/06/1988|
|Date of Birth||02/04/1982|