(November 5, 2013) LONDON – David Ferrer perhaps showed signs of his full-on workload, as he was unable to back up his victory over World No. 1 Rafael Nadal in Bercy with the same performance at the World Tour Finals on Tuesday.
In the day schedule round-robin match, the deposed Paris Masters champion surrendered an immediate break, although managed to break straight back, but never seemed like he could stay in contention.
As errors racked up for Ferrer, Nadal took advantage of a couple of sloppy games from his fellow countryman and broke again in the first set to take it on a little over half an hour.
The second set was even more torture as Nadal dominated completely and what little flashes of attack from Ferrer seemed very few and far between, until he finally got a game on the board to avoid the dreaded bagel.
Suddenly a little of the fire we saw in Paris returned to Ferrer, as he caught Nadal by surprise to break back late in the second set, but it was perhaps too little...