Bercy 2013 Championship Prediction: Djokovic v. Ferrer

David Ferrer’s results suggest that he is clearly a top 4 player.  He reached the French Open final, the Australian Open semifinal, and the quarterfinal round at the US Open and Wimbledon this year.  He went 19-4 in Grand Slam singles matches in 2013.  He was runner-up at the Masters 1000 events in Miami and won smaller events in Buenos Aires and Aukland.  He also finished as a runner-up at events in Portugal, Mexico, Spain, and Sweden.  Now, Ferrer finds himself in the championship match in Paris aiming to repeat as the holder of this prestigious title.  He is a top four player according to his results yet people keep doubting him  (myself included).

I did not pick Ferrer to defeat Nadal thinking that he lacked the weapons needed to beat Rafa.  Instead he won in straight sets.  He should be happy to know that I will again be picking his opponent.  Novak Djokovic has not lost since the US Open ended. He is making a charge to challenge Rafa’s newfound supremacy on the ATP Tour. Djokovic’s return game is too good for Ferrer.  These are my reasons, but the feisty Ferrer is  so admirable that I won’t be surprised if he proves me wrong again.

My Prediction: Novak Djokovic d. David Ferrer 6-4, 6-4.

 

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