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Amen to that! We want an interview!!! I want to know what's going on with him.
And stop putting him on Court 11, dammit!! He's a top ten player, after all!!

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lol I'm sure he did it just to freak YOU out TH. I'm telling you, someone told him about our story and he checked it out. And he loved it so much he had to pay tribute to it.

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And stop putting him on Court 11, dammit!! He's a top ten player, after all!!
Pssst. Just in case Juan Carlos is reading this, let's not bring this subject up again. We don't want him to give another angry press conference about it, do we.

Of course you're absolutely right and I think that outburst at the press conference just goes to show that he knows what we know and it's bothering him a lot more than he usually shows.
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lol I'm sure he did it just to freak YOU out TH. I'm telling you, someone told him about our story and he checked it out. And he loved it so much he had to pay tribute to it.
If that's the case, I like to thank you for this. It surely give us something fun to talk about for the past few days.
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Pssst. Just in case Juan Carlos is reading this, let's not bring this subject up again. We don't want him to give another angry press conference about it, do we.

Of course you're absolutely right and I think that outburst at the press conference just goes to show that he knows what we know and it's bothering him a lot more than he usually shows.
And may I ask, what angry press conference? I'm confused.
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lol I'm sure he did it just to freak YOU out TH. I'm telling you, someone told him about our story and he checked it out. And he loved it so much he had to pay tribute to it.
LMAO, well, he DID freak me out. I was literally sitting here, like "Oh my God!! No fucking way!!" for hours.

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Pssst. Just in case Juan Carlos is reading this, let's not bring this subject up again. We don't want him to give another angry press conference about it, do we.

Of course you're absolutely right and I think that outburst at the press conference just goes to show that he knows what we know and it's bothering him a lot more than he usually shows.
Angry outburst at a press conference? Did I miss something?

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Rome 2002. He had a point but his presentation of it was slightly awkward. He was angry and claimed Spanish players were discriminated against because he was the defending champ and had to play on an outside court that wasn't covered during the rain.

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Rome 2002. He had a point but his presentation of it was slightly awkward. He was angry and claimed Spanish players were discriminated against because he was the defending champ and had to play on an outside court that wasn't covered during the rain.
Wow, never seen him angry, never even heard of him angry. What do you mean by awkward?
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There was a huge discussion about it over at the gotennis board. True, it was started up by one very talkative and long-winded guy accusing him of being a wimp and a whiner, but he stirred up quite a debate.

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A HA! Found it:

TENNIS MASTERS SERIES--ROMA
ROME, ITALY

May 8, 2002

I. LJUBICIC/J.C. Ferrero
7-5, 6-2

An Interview With:

JUAN CARLOS FERRERO

THE MODERATOR: Questions for Juan Carlos, please.

Q. What went wrong today? Was it the rain, the cold air, the balls?

JUAN CARLOS FERRERO: The conditions on the courts were heavy. The conditions of the ball were very heavy. The condition of the court was not ideal. I am a little bit fed up that I had to play on that court. I feel that the Spanish are being treated not in the right way, and it's about time some of the Spanish players turned up and said something about the conditions where they're put to play. When Moya was No. 1, he did not get the right treatment when he had to play. Now I'm No. 3 in the world. I did not play on center court. I did not play on Pallacorda. I had to play on a court where the conditions were not good. The other courts were covered, and that court was not covered so it's been receiving a lot of water all day. Again, coming back to the point that the Spanish are not treated the right way, there should be something done about it.

Q. Do you think they gave the center court to Moya because he was playing Hewitt maybe? He's famous like you (smiling).

JUAN CARLOS FERRERO: The treatment that the Spanish players are receiving is not the correct treatment, and this has happened for a long time. I don't know if Moya would have played on another court. They can win or they can lose, but the treatment of the Spanish players is definitely not correct.

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yes, i remember that discussion on gotennis. i thought that as defending champ and one of the top seeds, Juanqui deserved a show court to play on!

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Wow, never seen him angry, never even heard of him angry. What do you mean by awkward?
Well, I don't know how angry he appeared (I didn't see it I just read it) but he sounded very angry. The press conference was exactly two questions long and that's all he said. Maybe I'm wrong and they just truncated the rest of it (doubt it though, the other transcripts were loooooong), but it looked pretty ridiculous. It didn't even fill half a page on the computer.

That's what I mean by awkward. He said it in anger and didn't prepare his point. I'm sure if he thought about it he would've phrased it differently or maybe just forget about it. But he wasn't taken seriously because he was too angry to make a comprehensive point.
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That's what I mean by awkward. He said it in anger and didn't prepare his point. I'm sure if he thought about it he would've phrased it differently or maybe just forget about it. But he wasn't taken seriously because he was too angry to make a comprehensive point.
Plus, I'm sure if the interview had been conducted in Spanish, he would have been more to the point.

But I'm glad it pisses him off, too. No need to get too passive out there.

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Hmmm. I see. Thx for finding the interview.
I'm sure he's not the only one complaining about this thing. Lots of players complain about what court they were put on. But if he's the defending champ, then I think he had a point.

Though, he needs to block this kind of distraction out. I mean, losing in Rome the first round is a shock, if it's over this court thing.
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