David Ferrer Says To Beat Murray He’ll Have To Really Hit His Serve And Forehand
by Tom Gainey | March 30th, 2013, 10:21 am

David Ferrer will bid for a second ATP Masters 1000 title in his last three such events Sunday against Andy Murray in the Sony Miami Open Tennis final. Ferrer twice overcame being down a break in the third set to sneak past Tommy Haas 46, 62, 63 yesterday and he knows against the favored Murray he’ll have to play better.

“I will have to do everything good. I will have to improve my first serve, to play obviously with my forehand sure for to beat him,” said Ferrer who actually outaced Haas 7-1.

Ferrer has beaten Murray five times in 11 meetings, but the Spaniard is just 1-5 on the hardcourts against Andy. But Ferrer is confident of his recent form in 2013 and as always is ready for the challenge.

“I start very good this season,” he said. “I did semifinal in Australian Open. I won two tournaments, one final in Acapulco. I am playing very regular this season. So now I am in to another final, and it’s okay, no? Is not surprise. Of course it’s very difficult to be in one final and of one Masters 1000, but it’s going to be my fifth final in these tournaments, no?”

It’s Ferrer’s first final in Miami after losing twice in the semis before. With it’s heavy Latin culture, it no surprise Ferrer enjoys playing in South Florida.

“Of course it’s easy for the Spanish players, no, because we can speak the Spanish language and we have all the facilities outside,” Ferrer said earlier in the week. “I like the city, and we have the beach and we have some friends also. It is very comfortable to be here.”

Win or lose, Ferrer will return to the No. 4 ranking, ahead of the idle Rafael Nadal, on Monday. His goal, though, is the finish Top 8 and qualify for London at the end of the year. It’s a good bet he’ll do both.

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2 Comments for David Ferrer Says To Beat Murray He’ll Have To Really Hit His Serve And Forehand

javier Says:

The only way Ferrer can win is to attack Murrays demeanor. He turns sluggish after many errors and his demeanor is just always off.
Though I am sure the odds are against Ferrer, he does have a chance, win early, break and keep your serve and you w. Don’t do any of those and you lose

honest Says:

@javier well said Murray is a perfectionist and wants to win anything goes wrong he moans loses focus
his match against gasquet was shocking he but 40 winners and won the match in three should have been two
he hit at least 7 double faults
Murray needs a another slam to control these emotions he could sneak the FO how? Murray might be the second seed and nadal will face djokovic and federer might face djokovic too so Murray if Murray hear the likes of almagro goffin monfils and beats berdych in the semis he only has to face one of them nadal who could’ve have played two five setters so Murray might sneak it

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