Yeah but like I said at the weekend H2H's are misleading sometimes and purely based on history. Federer isn't the same player he was who dominated guys like Ferrer. He's more vulnerable now and I'm not sure if the top 8 fear him as much in 2013 as they did yesteryear. I'm not saying they don't fear him at all before a Federer fan jumps on my back but he doesn't look invincible anymore. He looks beatable and he's shown he can be beaten more than once, even by the Berdych's and the Del Potro's and not just the Murray's and the Djokovic's.
Yeah like I said I think it's more possible now Ferrer can beat him with Fed's decline. It's surely going to be a lot closer, but it's Federer's game when he plays Ferrer. He controls it so comfortably. Ferrer's had little answer to it either. It's just the dominance of their meetings, but yes it'll definitely be a closer contest now. So much of any sport is played in the head. If you go in not feeling confident, most often you lose.
Even though Federer standard's has been dropping, he is still too good for Ferrer. I don't think Ferrer can beat him. Federer just dominates Ferrer even when he's not playing well. Ferrer's style doesn't work against Federer. It is just an extremely bad match up for Ferrer. Federer just owns him. And with that H2H, the mental factor would also come into play. It's a huge mis-match for Ferrer.
Originally Posted by NJ88
I think he possibly could be. Although I do still think that the top three (and Nadal) are better than Ferrer, even on clay. I think he'll maybe get to a couple of finals, but I don't see him winning them if he's against one of the top guys.
If he is playing against Djokovic, Nadal or Federer I don't think he can win but if he's playing against Murray, I think he can win tbh.