Originally posted on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 1/22/13
Serving for the match three times and failing three times has nothing to do with backhands and forehands. It is mental. And even though Nicolas Almagro would say that he felt pain in his ankle and abductor muscle later in the match, it was the mental aspect that kept him from his first Grand Slam semifinal and why fellow Spaniard David Ferrer is still unbeaten against him -- now 13-0 following Tuesday's Australian Open quarterfinal. In an extraordinary contest, full of missed chances and occasional moments of brilliance, Ferrer came through in the end 4-6, 4-6, 7-5, 7-6 (4), 6-2 to reach the semifinal for the third time in his last four Slams. But, in truth, he was lucky to survive. Ferrer was strangely tentative and inaccurate during the first two sets, missing on his backhand far more often than usual while Almagro used his one-handed backhand to brilliant effect, hitting great winners down the line, time after time. But in a good call, Jim Courier, commentating for Australia's...
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Report: Josh McCown’s season likely over

Antonio Cromartie: Beckham Jr. still has room to grow

NFL pulls officiating crew from SNF after error-filled game

Jason Garrett: Tony Romo has a lot of football left in him

Jerry West: It’s painful watching Kobe Bryant

Brett Favre compared Browns QB Austin Davis to Tom Brady


NCAA figures out how to invite 5-7 teams to bowls

Okafor reportedly will have security guard when he goes out

Missouri to interview Utah State coach Matt Wells

Floyd Mayweather attends Knicks D-League game

Chip Kelly trade to Titans is a possibility

Missouri won’t accept bowl bid at 5-7, despite qualifying score

Tennis News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

QUIZ: Name every NCAA football national champion since 1950

Browns lose to Ravens as only the Browns know how

NCAA figures out how to invite 5-7 teams to bowls

Ranking top Heisman Trophy candidates

Have the New Orleans Saints given up?

This weekend in NFL stupid, ft. Rex Ryan

Missouri won’t accept a bowl bid at 5-7

Durant blasts media on behalf of Kobe

Josh McCown laments how he got job back from Manziel

Paul George: Kobe Bryant was my Michael Jordan

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Follow Yardbarker