Originally written on Tennis Grand Stand  |  Last updated 11/18/14

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA - FEBRUARY 5: David Ferrer of Spain in action during the Men's Singles Quarterfinal match against Somdev Devvarmen of India during day 5 of the 2010 South African Tennis Open at Montecasino on February 05, 2010 in Johnnesburg, South Africa. (Photo by Lefty Shivambu/Gallo Images/Getty Images)
David Ferrer and Nicolas Almagro By Yeshayahu Ginsburg Because the quarterfinals, by definition, only have 4 matches, I’m going to do this recap a little differently than the earlier ones. I’m going to highlight three players who looked good. The first two will be the ones who exceeded expectations and the second will be the player who looks to be playing at the highest overall level right now. It’s not really fair to say anyone looked bad or underperformed this round. We had 1 epic match, 2 matches where the favorites won as expected, and 1 match where the lower seed just brought his strong form and almost pulled off the upset. Federer is the only one who can be said to have disappointed, but he honestly didn’t play so poorly. He just almost got beaten by a big server who hits massive groundstrokes, something that has been happening for the past few years. Who Looked Good 1. How can I not give this first spot to Nicolas Almagro? Almagro has often had trouble just winning sets off F...
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