Ferrero won 4-6 7-5 5-7 7-6 8-6

06-24-2004, 05:29 PM
Saved two match points

:rolls: :rolls: :rolls:

Rainer and Ferrero, my two favs won today :yeah:

06-24-2004, 05:35 PM
:rocker2: but make it easier next time JCF;)

06-24-2004, 05:36 PM
It seemed to have been an exciting match with some arguments with the umpire, rain breaks, injury time outs and exciting tennis.

06-24-2004, 05:36 PM
OH YES, WHAT A MATCH! 2 mp saved... phew

Tennis Fool
06-24-2004, 05:44 PM
:eek: Ferrero! (Maybe he got mad that Marat said he was finished).

Why couldn't Marat play clutch like that :sad:

06-24-2004, 05:53 PM
Yes, Tennis Fool. I'm still :mad: at Safin. I'm not a fan of his, but he should take care of his business :(

06-24-2004, 05:57 PM
:kiss: :kiss: Juan Carlos!

06-24-2004, 05:59 PM
lovely, Juanqui!! you showed you CAN come thru in tough 5-setters!! yay!! now get rid of Ginepri pls!

06-24-2004, 06:03 PM
Yes please beat Ginepri.

You are soooooooo much prettier than he is. You must win!

06-24-2004, 06:07 PM
:woohoo: :aparty: :yippee: :banana:

06-24-2004, 06:12 PM
Beat Ginepri

06-24-2004, 06:33 PM
Nice job for him, but this is scary stuff!!! You don't want to win like this! I left when Juan Carlos was losing (I thought it was going to end for him) and I came back and found out he rallied to win!!!

06-24-2004, 06:35 PM
Great fight, Ferrero! :bounce: :worship:

Gonzo Hates Me!
06-24-2004, 06:48 PM
Wow, it's really great for all the clay specialists... but Verdasco :sad:

06-24-2004, 06:58 PM
IM SO HAPPY! but yeah, he should make quick work next time, conserve some energy :)

JC`s rainbow
06-24-2004, 07:10 PM

I know my name and avatar does not necessarily point it out ( lol ) but I`m a very big fan of JC and dancing on the ceiling right now !
I`m soooo happy that he`s back, I missed him !!

Our TV only showed the last points, so could someone please tell me who had an injury time out ( please not him again ?? ) ??

I also noticed that the audience cheered and screamed for him very much, especially also after his 1st victory and he seemed to be really happy about it.
I hope they will continue supporting him, I certainly will in front of my TV !!


06-24-2004, 07:14 PM
:woohoo: :woohoo:
Go JCF!!! i knew he could win :D

06-24-2004, 07:34 PM
Match report from Wimbledon website:

The number six seed Juan Carlos Ferrero saved two match points to defeat Stefan Koubek 4-6, 7-5, 5-7, 7-6(6), 8-6 in the second round today. For much of the match it seemed that the 2003 French Open champion was destined to become the biggest casualty of The Championships to date. But he held on to win 8-6 in the fifth.

It was a boost to the Spaniard in a difficult season, after his best year to date in 2003. Chickenpox, that least fashionable of adult illnesses, cost him four weeks out in March. Then rib and wrist injuries forced another two-week lay-off in May. His late decision to attempt a defence of his title at Roland Garros ended in second round defeat. Today he was clearly in pain with a thigh injury but held on for a dramatic victory.

Left-handed Koubek, 27, made his returns count in the first set. At 5-6 Ferrero saved one set point with battling play from the baseline. But Koubek immediately earned another with an unreturnable crosscourt forehand. An unforced error from Ferrero gave the Austrian the first honours.

At once matters became worse for Ferrero with Koubek earning another break, at which point rain gave the Spaniard time to regroup. On resumption he pulled the set back to 4-4 and Koubek hurled his racket to the turf, a sight which would become familiar during the rest of the match.

But Ferrero was also frustrated, engaging umpire Norm Chryst in lengthy debate on a line call and chiding himself for his own unforced errors. A moment later he wrong-footed Koubek with a powerful forehand to break him for 6-5. When Ferrero took the set to level the match, Koubek's racket bounced across the lawn again.

Although Koubek's serving was the more accurate of the two, the third set seemed destined for a tiebreak until Ferrero suddenly yielded a set point. When the Spaniard's forehand clouted the net cord and fell back towards him, he was a set down again.

At 1-2 in the fourth Ferrero called the trainer and attention was given to his right thigh, already strapped beneath his shorts. After another rain break the Spaniard made it through to the tiebreak where sterling baseline work took him into the fifth set, where he had to save two match points before grasping a richly-deserved triumph.

06-24-2004, 07:55 PM
I'm not a fan of his

Not even for his looks? ;)

06-24-2004, 08:00 PM
:woohoo: Juanqui!! :kiss:

06-25-2004, 02:08 AM
YEAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHH Well done JC, great match:D!!! Continue the great work, GOOOOOOOOOOO:bounce:!!!

06-25-2004, 05:09 AM
Good work juanqui! Goodluck on your next match! Ü

06-25-2004, 07:54 AM
I was so :mad: when they offered the match on BBCinteractive (and me not being able to see it) and now when it was a great match I'm even more mad.
But great work :yeah: Juanqui! Let's make the rest of the season :rocker2:

06-25-2004, 09:07 AM
Ferrero, I am glad that you had won. But I'm not happy with the way you played. It is very ugly to see you struggling as early as in the second round. and it is very hard to see you injured and struggling on the court.

Hope you have the energy to beat Ginepri today.

06-25-2004, 09:14 AM
great finish of this match ;) :)

06-25-2004, 09:45 AM
At least Juanqui will get match rhythm on grass like this :p

06-25-2004, 09:53 AM
Rhythm, ya we can think positively like that. rather than thinking he will be tierd and with not enough energy for the next match

06-25-2004, 09:59 AM
Ferrero will be fatigued to some extent today, but he is super conditioned. Whatever injuries he's been carrying are obviously still hanging around, and so I'll have to say words I never thought I would: Ginepri could beat him. :scared:

06-25-2004, 11:14 AM
The question is: are his injuries going to end some day??

06-25-2004, 01:29 PM
Great job JC!!! But it was very nervous... Wish you luck today!! Hope u will do it easier...

BaselineSmash, u'r scarying me...... and i'm still thinking of the words Marat said about JC... I really would be happy if he was wrong...

06-25-2004, 04:57 PM
hmm just wondering what did marat says about JC?

06-25-2004, 05:04 PM
alrite i know what marat said about JC..:)

06-27-2004, 12:58 PM
He seemed so bored during the match. as if he was in hell at that time and just wanted to get out of there. He was rushing on everything and seemed to have lost his patience,which was really one of his strengths. He was so impatient that he was ready to serve even before Ginepri was ready to receive.

Ferrero, gather your mind quickly and come back to your best.

06-27-2004, 01:15 PM
He was so impatient that he was ready to serve even before Ginepri was ready to receive.

lol i guess it's because he was very tired... his match with koubek was very hard. btw this thread is about match with koubek)