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WHEW! This was hard to do, I've never wrestled with Juan Carlos's cute but thick Spanish accent. Anyway, here are a few more details than what I put in the live scores thread.

Juan Carlos was animated, he didn't treat it as if he'd rather be somewhere else. He kept wanting to interrupt Cliff & Pat so he'd heave a breath to answer as they'd run on and it was all very LOL

He was very nice in talking about his opponent and his future opponent, as usual Just the sweet person he is! So, without further ado:

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Post-Match Interview with Juan Carlos Ferrero

Ferrero d. Blake 6-4, 4-6, 6-4 (tons of breaks)

Cliff: Juan Carlos, first of all, well-played tonight. Tell us about the difference of getting off of the clay courts in Europe and coming up now, heading toward the US Open on the hard courts. Tell us about the adjustment and how you're doing.

JCF: I'm doing good here in hard court right now, but you know it's very difficult to come to the clay court seasons. We play a lot of tournaments in clay court and we came to the United States, you know it's different hours and everything is different. But, you know, we try to play my best and today I think I play a great match.

Patrick: Juan Carlos, talk about Roland Garros, where you played such an incredible match with Agassi in the quarters, a lot of us thought you would win the final (JCF , LOL!). How did you feel losing that final and knowing that you've been one of the best clay courters the last couple years?

JCF (hazy smile): I feel a little bit sad, you know, after the final, but you know, I think I played a great two weeks, I played the first time again[st] Agassi and I think I played very good match. You know, the second day I fell down and I turned my ankle, and I thought was impossible to-- to still in the tournament, finally, I could, I still in the tournament, and I think I play very very good tennis.

Cliff: Juan Carlos, asess James Blake's game for us, please. Asess his game.

JCF: I think he has a very good forehand, and also very good movement in the court, and, you know, I think he plays very good on all surface: grass court, hard court, and also in clay court, because I think that he beat quarterfinals in Rome, and I think it's very good result for him. And I think he's right now in United States and he tries to play his best level here today, but I think I play better than him today.

Patrick: Now tomorrow, Juan Carlos, you play another young American, a different style, but Taylor Dent. Do you know about him, and what kind of match will that be?

JCF: I saw the first time against Hewitt in Wimbledon, and I think he went to five sets against Hewitt, so I thi
nk he play it very good. And I think he has a very good first serve, very strong, very fast, and he goes to the net all the time. So, you know, it's one more match where I try to play good tennis again.

Cliff: Help me with this, Juan Carlos--"chavalito"? Patrick?

JCF (smiles): Ah, chavalito is--

Cliff: Mosquito?

JCF: Yeah, mosquito.

Cliff: Well done, thank you.

JCF: Okay.

Patrick: Yes, well done, Juan Carlos.

JCF: Thank you, thank you.

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Thank you so much for transcribing this TennisHack, you're a darling. LMAO at rolling his eyes! I wonder how long the reporters will keep asking him about that RG final.

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thanks TH! yeah, i heard that interview on tv. i can't believe Cliff had the ask about that damn final once again!

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Not a problem, figured it was the least I could do for Becca, as she cried at me for not seeing this one herself.

Juan Carlos has strange pronunciations of some words, so I had to listen to it a few times then try to type what I remembered (it took me forever because I have a bad memory for dictation). You know how long it took me to realize he was saying "Hewitt"?! LOL

But he's so , I don't see how anyone could hate him!

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thanks...damn you Drysdale!!

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Its nice to know that Juan Carlos shares my disgust for Cliff and Pat

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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.

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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?

JCF: Yeah.

Pat: Juan Carlos, you hear us?

JCF: Yeah.

Pat: Okay, good, we were having a little trouble with your headset.

JCF (laughs): Yeah.

Pat: Well done.

JCF: Thanks.

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.

JCF: Yeah.

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.

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Thankyou

I ended up seeing this - tsn showed it after the moya match.

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TSN still sucks! But @ least we got to see the mosquito!

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He was so adorable in that interview!


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is it 330 jcsting? I thought that it was 3?

They will be showing Ferrero and Moya for sure, since the other semi isn't till 7pm.

It will be taped, but its better than nothing.

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Shut up, Scott.

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What did scott do

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He was making fun of my gushing during the second interview.

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Oh, just wondering


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