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Ferrero accuses Spanish media of Nadal obsession (ARTICLE)

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Ferrero accuses Spanish media of Nadal obsession

Thu Jun 9, 2005 7:36 PM BST
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HALLE, Germany, June 9 (Reuters) - Former world number one Juan Carlos Ferrero criticised the Spanish media on Thursday for focusing too much on his compatriot Rafael Nadal and neglecting the rest of the Spanish players.

Ferrero was asked to comment on the decision by Spanish journalists covering the Halle Open in Germany to leave the event after newly-crowned French Open champion Nadal was knocked out in the first round on Wednesday.

"It's not a good thing," said Ferrero, who made it through to the quarter-finals of the pre-Wimbledon grasscourt event on Thursday.

"Right now most people are talking about Nadal and forgetting the others. They still exist, and journalists should show more respect for them as well."

Ferrero, himself a French Open winner, made it through to the quarters by knocking out Nadal's conquerer, Alexander Waske of Germany.

"Nadal can lose also. He's human," Ferrero said.
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I'm big on Rafa. But, JCF has a point. Spain has more than one professional tennis player and they deserve some coverage as well. The public needs to know the status of Carlos' injury and how well JCF is doing in his come back.
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"Spanish journalists covering the Halle Open in Germany to leave the event after newly-crowned French Open champion Nadal was knocked out in the first round on Wednesday."

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mmm a bit of jealousy i would understand... but ..
ouch... the spanish press left right after nadal.... that would hurt.. and yes.. the other spanish players still exist but arent overhyped so... i think its irrespectful.. i mean ITS THE PRESS what did he expect... they dont care about respect and would rip everyone into pieces to sell news

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Re: Ferrero accuses Spanish media of Nadal obsession (ARTICLE)

Personally I think he is a bit jealous, which is totally understandable.

He hasn't said anything really outrageous, and I think it's a fair comment. When you work so hard all your life to be a professional player, and you make it big like he has, you don't appreciate the media turning all the attention on the hot newcomer.

I think he has a point. As much as I like Nadal, I think the Spanish media should support the game as a whole, not just by one individual. I didn't know they had left after Nadal had lost, that's just.... well, not nice. I guess they are driven my money, like the rest of the world.

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I wouldn't call that jealousy. Ferrero's only stating the obvious. The fact that the Spanish press left after Nadal's loss is pretty sad and has to be discouraging to the other Spaniards. They deserve attention, too.

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i agree, there's an obsession with Rafa right now, yesterday Spanish TV, TVE-1, showed for frist time in history the Halle tournament (on TVE only we can see Aus Open, RG, Davis, Fed, Godó, AMS Madrid & Valencia), showed Nadal match but today they didn't show Ferrero's one, only in their channel on satellite-tv, Teledeporte

and of course if they Spanish press left the tournament after Nadal's loss is .... Ferrero, Moyá, Robredo, Ferrer, also our girls ... they deserve more respect !

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IMO, JCF should use it to his advantage. Let him fly under the radar and surprise some people with good results.

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agreed... the spanish press is only after nadal not tennis... being JCF i would be mad too with the press of ur country not caring about what u do

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I'm not that surprised really. The press is driven by money, and right now nothing sells better than Nadal. I guess when he is back home injured and/or burned out the other players will get some press again. Until then I guess it won't show in the Spanish media that Spain has more than a hundred professional tennis players.
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Yeah well, typical media, what do you expect!!!!!!! JCF has a point.
I hope the kid won't get too influenced by the hype.
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helloooo, this is what spain really cares for non football sports

The spanish media is not interested in tennis, they only care for Nadal's big results and that's it, they don't give a shit about tennis, really

but I must admit I'm kinda happy coz now JCF is feeling what the spanish tennis girls have been through for years: NO RECOGNITION AT ALL.

Hehe, how does it feel to be overshadowed, Juanqui?
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