I NEVER said that Safin was a safe bet for Ferrero on clay. I suggest that you re-read what I wrote if that is your interpretation of what I said. I made it quite clear that Safin at his best beats anybody anywhere. Hell, those were almost my exact words. The ONLY thing I found surprising about this was the scoreline.Hendouble said:Ah, so now it's a hardly surprising win, eh? I seem to recall a different tune yesterday, when bearing in mind their one-sided semi at RG last year Safin was a safe bet for Ferrero on clay. Just goes to show that a lot of their matches are down to how Safin plays - when he's dreadful like in last year's match he is brushed aside, when he's in his best form like he was in 2000 he can sweep Ferrero out of his way. I say this not as a fan of either player, but as an impartial observer, of sorts.
Sorry, I'm prolonging the men's discussion in the women's forum.