It was third seeded David Ferrer who ‘Arc de Triumphed’ in Paris, but he did not have an easy ride, as in the final he faces qualifier Jerzy Janowicz. We know what you think when you hear the word qualifier, Ferrer had a bye into the 2nd round it should be a breeze for him! But it was not. Jerzy Janowicz had already beaten Cilic, Murray and Tipsarevic in the 2nd, 3rd and 4th rounds respectively!
Young Jerzy had triumphed mostly because of his unbelievable 140mph serves, when Murray – at times – had taken his second serves at half that speed. Nevertheless, he also played a wonderful carved dropshot – the likes of Roger Federer in all of his matches, and even though some would say he over-used it, it still worked.
However, it was not to be, as David Ferrer comprehensively beat him 6-4, 6-3. Making him the first player outside the top 4 (he’s No.5) to win a Masters 1000 since the 2010 Paris tournament. Of course, this also meant it was his first Masters 1000, and also his first tournament since winning in Valencia. Can he make it a hat-trick, or will he fall at the final hurdle? Tweet us @TPFTennis