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Re: The Valencia Thread!
from the official site:
Ferrero Returns to Valencia
The singles main draw of the II Open de Tenis Comunidad Valenciana is headed by top seed and defending champion Juan Carlos Ferrero, one of 17 Spaniards in the field, not including the qualifiers. Ferrero claimed his 11th ATP trophy here at the Club de Tenis Valencia last year, defeating Christophe Rochus of Belgium in the final.
Ferrero opens up his Valencia campaign against Spanish wild card and close friend Israel Matos Gil. The 20-year-old from Segovia, who is a member of the Academia Equelite-Juan Carlos Ferrero in Villena, makes his debut in an ATP-level event this week.
Second seed Feliciano Lopez meets Russia's Igor Andreev for the first time in his career. No. 3 seed Ivan Ljubicic of Croatia takes on wild card Guillermo Garcia-Lopez. The 20-year-old wild card won the Portugal F1 Futures in Faro in March, defeating Philipp Petzschner in the final. Like Matos Gil, he competes in an ATP event for the first time in his career.
Fourth seed Albert Costa, who plays in the Valencia tournament for the first time, faces countryman Galo Blanco. 27-year-old Blanco, who advanced to the Costa do Sauipe quarterfinals in February, defeated Alex Calatrava before losing to Gaston Gaudio in the second round here in Valencia one year ago. Costa has won all their previous four encounters but this is the first time they meet since Bucharest in 1999.
Elsewhere in first round action, Costa's good friend Alex Corretja meets No. 5 seed David Sanchez. Last year Corretja encountered an opening round loss against Frenchman Antony Dupuis, while Sanchez lost to Chile's Nicolas Massu in round two. Sanchez has a 2-1 record against Corretja and he won their two most recent encounters, Gstaad and Bucharest in 2003.
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Originally Posted by El Mundo
Sergio Ramos joined in the fun, proving he can do anything; he shines as a centre back, as a right back and as a striker.