If this had been Andy we would have had endless posts saying what a disaster, never able to play on clay etc etc. Here we have Ferrer known to be a very good clay player losing on his best surface in his first round, it happens and I'm sure Ferrer will pick himself up and do better at his next tournament.
Exactly - these losses happen to everyone, there's no need to panic. Andy losing on clay to Wawrinka really wasn't that bad a result.
That's a shame because he's one of my fave players. Maybe he should have given Barcelona a miss. Hopefully he's fully fit by Madrid.
Maybe he should have missed it, but it's one of his favourite tournaments and he probably didn't want to let his home fans down by not playing. He said in his press conference that he had no spark today and wasn't good mentally or with his tennis. He said it was a match to forget - probably one of the worst he's played in the last few years. Hope things improve for him in Madrid.
With him and Dimitrov losing, that's my two favourites from this week gone one after the other! Ah well, Rafa winning the whole thing was never in doubt anyway...