Okay, yes I know Juan Carlos has a thicker accent with his English than his compatriots, but it's cute and he is always clear, just with a few strange pronunciations.
There were some audio problems before the interview, so this is going to look a little wierd at the beginning. Juan Carlos didn't break a sweat during the match, so he was sitting there, nice and normal and answered some questions that weren't quite as inane as the first interview
Some little notes: he was wearing the solid black outfit with the zipper about halfway down. The changeover chairs are like director's chairs, so he was sitting with his left elbow on the armrest, his hand was on the headset and his fingers sort of draped through the microphone piece (between the earphone and the actual microphone). Very causal. The breeze blew a little during his interview, ruffling the front of his hair and his shirt a bit.
Just, you know, if you're into those things
Oh, and net points won: Juan Carlos (11/17= 65%), Wayne (33/60=55%) That was before the tiebreak.
Post-Match Interview with Juan Carlos Ferrero
Ferrero d. Arthurs 6-4, 7-6
(Cliff & Pat babbling on inanely, then . . .)
JCF: Yeah, perfect.
Pat: Can you hear us now, Juan Carlos?
Pat: Juan Carlos, you hear us?
Pat: Okay, good, we were having a little trouble with your headset.
JCF (laughs): Yeah.
Pat: Well done.
Pat: You were very solid on serve today, and obviously it's different to play Arthurs because of the way he plays--a lot of mistakes, but a lot of big serves, too.
JCF: Yeah, you know, it was very difficult to play with him because you never can read the way he's gonna go the serve, and his second serve also is very good because he has a very good kick and, you know, you have to serve all the time very solid to try to break to him but he's never easy.
Cliff: So now, Juan Carlos, you've played a couple of big servers. I mean, you had Blake [eds note: Blake is a big server?] before that, and then you had Dent, and now you come up against Carlos Moya, your countryman. Not quite the same kind of player, right?
JCF (cute little half smile as he waits to answer this question
): It's never easy to play with Moya because he has a very good forehand. The last time I play with him in Monte Carlo, was a very tough match. We will see--on hard court we meet with him just one time, and we'll see tomorrow just what happened.
Pat: Why are you playing better now on hard court (JCF laughs) this time of year, Juan Car--I mean, you played well before, but this year you struggled until this tournament.
JCF: You know, it's difficult to say. I like playing in hard court because all of my life I practice in hard court because in (somewhere? sounded like Mi-ack-a-lam-i) before I didn't have clay courts, so all my life I like to play in this court and this year I could play my level.
Pat: Juan Carlos, how about the success of all the Spanish players. Talk a little bit about that over the years. We talked to Carlos about it after his match.
Pat: Why do you think that it's working with so many of you? [eds note: I wonder who gave them this new material! To use it in two interviews, they must have thought they were pretty suave!]
JCF: You know, it's easy to say, because in Spain, we work to early in playing satellites, and you know, we have the opportunity to practice with very good players like, you know, right now, Moya or Alex or me. You know, and we are youngest so we can go to pratice with them, and it's perfect to me and for the young players.
Cliff: Congratulations, well-played. Semifinalist, he will take on Carlos Moya. Ferrero is through to the final four.
Pat: Well done, Juan Carlos.
JCF: Thank you.