I fell asleep and missed the end of the match (very late night last night, babysitting) but I'm chuffed for David Ferrer. The thing is, Ferrer has had a great year, and being truthful, it is simply too late for him to win a major, unless something weird happens, so this was huge for him, and he deserved it. Personally I don't really care about how he arrived in the final, or what he will do next week (this is likely to kill any chance he might have had, even the remote chance), today he won, so all credit to him.
It seemed clear to me that this was one match too far for JJ. He looked knackered before he'd struck a ball. I don't like this thing about taking medication before each match, regardless of what they are. I'm sure he has aches and pains from his exertions this week, but so does everyone else. It's the end of the season, deal with it. In a way I'm reminded of Andy early on when looking at JJ. In Andy's early days, as we all know, there was talk of him not being fit for matches, so he worked and got fit. If JJ can put the work in so that he can go the distance with those at the top, he could be scary in the future. We'll see. Credit to him for getting to his first Masters final though, what an achievement.
I still don't like the crowds in Paris. I don't disagree much with Petch, but I do disagree that Paris is the best Masters. Sure, it throws up the odd surprise, but give me Miami, Toronto and Cincy any day.