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Feña at The Boodles Challenge *Good Luck*

I thought to start a new thread for it as Fernando is playing this exhibition this week.

He'll play Davydenko tomorrow.....I don’t know at which time yet but will post the OOP as soon as I can find it.

He'll get to play 3 guaranteed matches there against N. Davydenko, D. Nalbandian and J. Johansson.

Buena suerte Feña!!!
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The match starts at 2.15pm English time. Feña is first on - then there is an exhibition (don't know who yet - possibly Roddick I think), followed by Greg Rusedski.

I'll give you a report tomorrow night when I get home.

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Thank you, Rosie

Have fun tomorrow!
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Thank you, Rosie

Have fun tomorrow!
Thanks - though I have to say the weather isn't great here at the moment and the forecast isn't too good for tomorrow - so that may cause a problem

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Thanks - though I have to say the weather isn't great here at the moment and the forecast isn't too good for tomorrow - so that may cause a problem
Oh so move it over here then - we have beautiful weather (sunny and not too hot) and I could see him play Good luck with the weather then!
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Vamos Feña!

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Where do you find the order of play ? Their website is not clear I think.

Anyway good luck to Fernando

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Where do you find the order of play ? Their website is not clear I think.

Anyway good luck to Fernando

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No - you're right - their website is not clear - think we've got to remember they are only a tennis club not a tournament site, and they're not used to coping with fans from all over the world being interested in what is happening there!

I found out the OOP last night buy phoning them up - but if you go to their main website http://www.thechampionschallenge.com/flash/index.htm and click on the "Information" link you will find it there. It is under a headline about Rusedski starting his WImbledon campaign!!!

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Have a great time Rosie- Look forward to your reports!!

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Fernando won 6-7(7) 6-4 6-4

His next match is on Thursday when he'll play the winner of the match between David Nalbandian and Joachim Johansson.
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Re: Feña at The Boodles Challenge *Good Luck*

Hi guys - sorry for the delay in getting back to you - I am only just back from Stoke Park. Originally I was going to come straight home after Feña's match, (I'm not too keen on watching Rusedski who was next on court), but my friend is playing in the Jazz Band there and he persuaded me to stay for a few drinks so I've only just got home.

Anyway - I think everyone here should be proud of Fernando - he really did play well. Have to admit the start of the match was pretty shaky - he lost his opening service game, and although he managed to get the break of serve back, he then lost the tie-break His forehand was not working at all - it was really erratic, and his serve wasn't so good either. The only good shot was the backhand that remained brilliant throughout the match.

However - things improved rapidly in the 2nd set - he began to adjust to the pace and bounce of the grass court, and from then on he began to take command and played really well - much better than the 6-4 scoreline suggests.

The 3rd set could have been anyone's match to be honest - they both played well as Davydenko began to settle down again. There were a lot of long rallies (not typical grass court tennis at all), and both were serving well too. In the end, I think Feña won because he took his chances more than his opponent who was visibly beginning to tire half way thought the 3rd set. It was a good match though and played in good spirit - the crowd was packed and all seemed to enjoy it and both players did too.

So all in all, I think all Gonzalez fans should be proud of him today - he kept his head and stayed positive, even after losing such a close 1st set, and he stayed pretty focused throughout. I'm not going to lie and say he was 100% brilliant or anything - the adjustment from clay to grass is always hard and of course there were problems and mistakes - but he won and he played well and he can build from here.

I took some photos but I don't have a digital camera (only an old fashioned one), so you will have to wait for me to finish the film and get it developed before I can scan them and post them here. For those that are interested though, he was wearing navy shorts and a white shirt with navy sleeves, and a white baseball cap.

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Re: Feña at The Boodles Challenge *Good Luck*

Thanks for that Rosie! So proud of him, sounds like he fought back. Like that he stayed positive and focused.

Fashion reports are always appreciated - yeay no gold shirt!!! lol! I would think that Fena would look nice in navy too (ditto Nico).
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Re: Feña at The Boodles Challenge *Good Luck*

Hi Rosie, thank you so much for the great report

I have been looking for hours to find the result and was so happy that he won and now I'm even happier and very proud of him of course.

It's so lovely that you took the time to come here telling us all about his match. Thank you so much for this - it's much appreciated.

And he was wearing a white shirt for a change? How nice as some of us have become a little sick of the yellow LOL!

It sounds like you had a nice day and you are surely looking forward to David's match tomorrow. Have fun!
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