My heart broke a little yesterday, but it was unavoidable. La Armada Invencible is now only reduced to 2 players at the 2010 US Open. Last night Fernando Verdasco eliminated his good friend David Ferrer in a tight 5 set match winning 5-7, 6-7, 6-3, 6-3, 7-6, and likewise, Rafael Nadal dispatched fellow Spaniard Feliciano Lopez in straight sets, 6-3, 6-4, 6-4.
Most people know that I am a HUGE Rafa fan, but I really am a fan of all the Spanish players. Outside of the fact that they are all pretty easy on the eyes, I love their game, the way that they construct points and their passion and intensity when they play. I especially like Ferrer, and I think he is probably the most underrated of all of the top players, and usually lets his fellow Spaniards get most of the media attention. He flies under the radar, and perhaps that is why I like him so much. I was really hoping for a Ferru and Rafa Quarter-final, because I thought it would be the most competitive match-up. Not to say that Verdasco isn't capable of bringing it to Rafa, but he tends to be a bit more inconsistent. I am least happy to say that when in NY I saw almost all the Spanish team play, and now I can die a happy woman. Seriously.