: thank you for the information. Enrique is always at the practrices and at the matches. He's always with him. He seems to have a good relationship with Carlos Burgos because they are always talking during Feña's practrices and matches (sometimes). I laughed a lot watching them
Tuesday : autograph session
Sad day today regarding the weather, it rained a lot
To be honest, I didn't expect a nice day but each morning, we go to the Adidas stand to look at the autograph session. Not only the players with Adidas have sessions, only the ones who want.
So, tuesday was our lucky day, I was with Birte (Sommarsverige on MTF), she wanted to see Tommy Robredo. We had in a row Tommy Robredo and Fernando
As it was raining outside, we had no chance to see any practrices. I think the players practrice outside the stadium or somewhere else in the stadium not available for us. So, we decided to go to the stand (who was indoor) at 12.00 just to be sure to be able to take pictures. Tommy was around 14.00 - 14.30 and Gonzo was at 16.30. Players sign between 5 or 15 minutes, but some french players sign almost 20-25 minutes. Before Tommy and Gonzo, there was some french players and a player from Hungaria.
Well, we finally have Tommy and then, Fernando
I was wondering if I'll make him sign something, because I wanted to talk to him or try to have a picture with him (second try lol). I also wanted to try to speak to him after his session but they were surrounded by two bodyguards and it wasn't easy unfortunately
So, I had to make him sign something, I chose my Chilean cap from Viña del Mar
At the autograph session, I thought that the players were not so smily. Tommy and Fernando are maybe (with Verdasco) ones of the nicest players on tour, and regarding Tommy and Fernando (especially Fernando), I didn't see great smiles, maybe Fernando was thinking about something else. And, sometimes, it can be boring to sign things to people whom don't know you but hopefully, I arrived
It's the first time that I attend to an autograph session. So, I decided to not wait the end of the autograph session to talk to him and to go and make him sign my cap.
The guys who animated the session said that we could say some words to the players but to Tommy or Fernando, we had to be fast and finally, they didn't allow us to take pics except the first persons
Well, I decided to queue and finally it was my turn.
Me : "Hola Fernando"
Fernando : "Hola"
I give him my cap (it's more difficult to make him sign a cap than a picture, so more time to talk lol)
Me : "Congratulations for your victory in the first round, it was a great match"
Fernando : "Thank you very much"
Me : "I've been to Chile last january"
Fernando : "Really" with a great smile
I gave him some beautiful pics I took from Torres del Paine and the Atacama desert
He was very happy, at least, a natural smile
Well, at that moment, the bodyguards told me "hey, it's time to go"
It was frustrating...
Me : "Fernando, good luck for the next match"
Fernando : "Thank you, bye"
So, a couple of minutes later, they stopped because Fernando had an interview with Eurosport (the famous Quizz with Barbara Schett)
Fernando opened the envelopped before being interviewed and looked at us and then, put them back during the interview.
He did the interview that you can see on the Fernando's videos (thanks FFGC) and when he left surrounded by the bodyguards, he opened again the enveloppe to look at again the pictures, very interested apparently. Even the bodyguard told him to advance
So, I hope he has been a little bit touched.
The 5th picture is with me (you see my back sorry)
After, I watched Marat Safin's match.