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Cindy19
05-29-2006, 10:48 AM
sounds like all of GGL's sweet girls was tomboy when they were young. haha

stephB
05-29-2006, 09:06 PM
yes, we talked about this, you set out from germany and Bren---holland, but our destination is Spain。

well, spain sounds perfect....when where????????? i´ll be there. but give me enough time. my bike is not the most modern one!!!!!! :p

16681
05-30-2006, 01:39 AM
Well I can't bike to China and I can't bike to Spain so I guess it's stay here in the U.S. :rolleyes:

Cindy19
06-02-2006, 01:22 PM
well, spain sounds perfect....when where????????? i´ll be there. but give me enough time. my bike is not the most modern one!!!!!! :p
we can wait, coz you know we are all very young, haha.

Cindy19
06-02-2006, 01:23 PM
Well I can't bike to China and I can't bike to Spain so I guess it's stay here in the U.S. :rolleyes:
Oh Mae you can bike to china and spain, coz it will happen in ur sweet dreams =)

16681
06-03-2006, 05:19 AM
Oh Mae you can bike to china and spain, coz it will happen in ur sweet dreams =)
:lol: And that will be the only place it is going to happen.

Cindy19
06-03-2006, 08:56 AM
Heaven knows, maybe you will be here someday mae =)

Dutchie
06-03-2006, 07:42 PM
Of course im gonna meet you all in Spain then - you lot wont mind me taking a plane now do you?
:lol:

16681
06-04-2006, 04:26 AM
Heaven knows, maybe you will be here someday mae =)
Well until Heaven lets me know I can go to China, I guess I will just have to stay here :lol:

Cindy19
06-04-2006, 11:00 AM
Bren, i can't be spain just like Mae can't be china....

will we meet each other someday?

Ferrero Forever
06-04-2006, 11:02 AM
I'll go round the world and go to spain and china and I'll meet you all

16681
06-04-2006, 07:54 PM
I'll go round the world and go to spain and china and I'll meet you all
Let me know where you are going to get all your money so I can try to go too :lol:

Cindy19
06-05-2006, 07:48 AM
Let me know where you are going to get all your money so I can try to go too :lol:
You can do like this---

put a paper cup in front of you, and the only thing you need to do is sitting in a crowded street. :p

i am kidding, Mae, don't spank me...

haha


i really want to see you all! :wavey:

Ferrero Forever
06-05-2006, 08:12 AM
HAHA, great idea Cindy. I can busk, bring a little portable keyboard and play, and then hopefully people will like it and chuck money at me

16681
06-05-2006, 08:50 PM
HAHA, great idea Cindy. I can busk, bring a little portable keyboard and play, and then hopefully people will like it and chuck money at me
You know Juanqui Lover you really could earn money that way. At least you could in the U.S. Because I have seen people on the street playing music and I know I always give them money. And I would guess how much money you could make would depend on how well you can play :unsure:

Cindy19
06-07-2006, 04:21 AM
Yep, also in shanghai, some guys always sing in the metro, and i give them money, coz i think it is a job. and they give us beautiful music, they deserve to have the money.

Ferrero Forever
06-07-2006, 10:23 AM
Yeah we have heaps of buskers here too, but i suppose because there are so many around they don't get paid very well

16681
06-07-2006, 05:11 PM
Yeah we have heaps of buskers here too, but i suppose because there are so many around they don't get paid very well
That's a shame :sad: I love music so I have even given money to people that didn't play all that well just because they were trying to give people music :)

Cindy19
06-08-2006, 07:29 AM
shall we make a band? haha 3 girls from 3 countries, and i am sure we can earn more.

16681
06-08-2006, 07:29 PM
shall we make a band? haha 3 girls from 3 countries, and i am sure we can earn more.
:lol: I'm sorry, but I can't play anything to be in a band :sad:

Ferrero Forever
06-09-2006, 06:18 AM
I'm sure you could play the triangle Cindy, see we can still make a band

16681
06-09-2006, 06:43 PM
I'm sure you could play the triangle Cindy, see we can still make a band
I think you meant me because I'm the one that said I couldn't play anything. And I'm not even sure I could play the triangle :unsure:

Ferrero Forever
06-10-2006, 08:02 AM
Oh sorry, my mistake. And Mae, I don't think the triangle is all that hard. If not you could play the maraccas or the tambourine. We all have some musical talent hiding around somewhere inside us

16681
06-10-2006, 06:02 PM
Oh sorry, my mistake. And Mae, I don't think the triangle is all that hard. If not you could play the maraccas or the tambourine. We all have some musical talent hiding around somewhere inside us
I love music, but to my knowledge I have no musical talent
hiding around anywhere :sad: And I can't sing either which is something I have always wanted to be able to do :sad: :sad:

Ferrero Forever
06-11-2006, 05:59 AM
I've always wanted to be able to sing too, I can't hold a note. It sucks because for my organ/piano lessons we are forced to sing for some parts of it, and I just can't and I end up embarassing myself. Then I just start laughing because I suck so much at it

16681
06-11-2006, 06:29 AM
I've always wanted to be able to sing too, I can't hold a note. It sucks because for my organ/piano lessons we are forced to sing for some parts of it, and I just can't and I end up embarassing myself. Then I just start laughing because I suck so much at it
That doesn't seem very fair to me. If the lessons are for the organ/piano, why do you have to sing :rolleyes: :eek:

Ferrero Forever
06-11-2006, 07:05 AM
Yeah it's not fair, but for our ear tests we have to be able to hear two notes played at the same time and then we have to sing the higher or lower of the two notes. I can't stand doing it

CooCooCachoo
06-11-2006, 08:50 AM
Lugano Challenger:


(5)GARCIA-LOPEZ, Guillermo ESP vs Qualifier
(SE)HAJEK, Jan CZE vs HERNANDEZ, Oscar ESP
LABADZE, Irakli GEO vs GONZALEZ, Santiago MEX
Qualifier vs (2)DANIEL, Marcos BRA

____
Crap draw. He should beat the Qualifier but Jan Hajek has been playing so well lately.

Ferrero Forever
06-11-2006, 10:31 AM
Very tough draw. Damn

Cindy19
06-11-2006, 11:35 AM
Hey How r u???

Mae can't play anything in a bad, perhaps you can be a singer.

Dutchie
06-11-2006, 08:11 PM
I've never tried playing an instrument - the lessons i tried you had to learn how to play the flute first :lol:
Because im lefthanded for some reason that was a problem for both my teachers so i never got further...
Id love to be able to play guitar and piano.
I can sing, but unfortunally it'll hurt your ears :P

16681
06-12-2006, 04:32 AM
I've never tried playing an instrument - the lessons i tried you had to learn how to play the flute first :lol:
Because im lefthanded for some reason that was a problem for both my teachers so i never got further...
Id love to be able to play guitar and piano.
I can sing, but unfortunally it'll hurt your ears :P
:lol: My singing would do more than hurt your ears it would probably break glass :eek: :p

Cindy19
06-13-2006, 06:22 AM
Oh, one says she will hurt my ears, one says will break glass.

we need a doctor standing beside us. and Mae don't worry, i haven't glass. :lol:

16681
06-14-2006, 04:38 PM
Oh, one says she will hurt my ears, one says will break glass.

we need a doctor standing beside us. and Mae don't worry, i haven't glass. :lol:
:lol: I don't guess many of GGL's girls can sing.

Cindy19
06-15-2006, 06:46 AM
why?

Ferrero Forever
06-15-2006, 10:23 AM
Haha, how true. We could probably use a voice machine though

16681
06-16-2006, 06:48 AM
Haha, how true. We could probably use a voice machine though
:lol: I probably couldn't even use that :eek:

stephB
06-17-2006, 12:25 AM
:lol: I'm sorry, but I can't play anything to be in a band :sad:
maybe i can help you! which instrument is still missing? :p

Cindy19
06-17-2006, 06:34 AM
maybe i can help you! which instrument is still missing? :p
what can u play?
we need a dancer a singer...

16681
06-17-2006, 06:36 AM
maybe i can help you! which instrument is still missing? :p
:lol: The only person I remember that actually had any musical talent was Juanqui Lover.

Ferrero Forever
06-17-2006, 08:32 AM
haha, not much musical talent though. I sound pretty crappy.

16681
06-18-2006, 04:07 AM
haha, not much musical talent though. I sound pretty crappy.
No I'm sure you are very good :) It is a shame we all can't hear you play :sad:

Ferrero Forever
06-18-2006, 10:11 AM
I'd love it if you guys can hear me play, I love having other people listen to my playing. I've performed in front of 1000 people before, that was really cool

~EMiLiTA~
06-18-2006, 10:47 AM
i don't know if any of you are interested, but GGL is in the final of the Lugano challenger today.

Ferrero Forever
06-18-2006, 12:07 PM
believe me, we're interested. GO GGL. And i saw that he's on the alternate list for Gstaad.

Cindy19
06-18-2006, 01:00 PM
I'd love it if you guys can hear me play, I love having other people listen to my playing. I've performed in front of 1000 people before, that was really cool
can u show us??
film it and upload it somewhere...

16681
06-19-2006, 08:14 AM
i don't know if any of you are interested, but GGL is in the final of the Lugano challenger today.
Thank you so much :D We finally know where GGL is :angel:
I tried looking at the challenger section here at the MTF, but there were so many threads in there I couldn't believe it :eek: So I left the section quickly :rolleyes:

Ferrero Forever
06-19-2006, 09:18 AM
What I've been doing with Serguei is i've been entering his name into the search engine of MTF, and then you can pick what tournament he's listed in, so you can get results that way. Mabye that will work for GGL. And Cindy, I'll record myself when I can get hold of a voice recorder and then you all can hear it

16681
06-20-2006, 05:02 AM
What I've been doing with Serguei is i've been entering his name into the search engine of MTF, and then you can pick what tournament he's listed in, so you can get results that way. Mabye that will work for GGL. And Cindy, I'll record myself when I can get hold of a voice recorder and then you all can hear it
Well as you will be able to tell from some threads I have managed to find information on GGL for now. However, I never thought of doing a search here on the search engine.
That was an excellent idea Juanqui Lover. BTW have you found out anything about Serguei? I have been so busy trying to find GGL that I forgot about the Serguei Thread :rolleyes: I felt rather bad I must admit not knowing where GGL was and this is a Forum for him :o And I do hope we can all hear your music soon :D

Ferrero Forever
06-20-2006, 09:37 AM
Well I know that Serguei got to the quarterfinals of a Minsk futures event. Not too bad!!!

16681
06-20-2006, 09:11 PM
Well I know that Serguei got to the quarterfinals of a Minsk futures event. Not too bad!!!
Have you been posting any is Serguei's thread? I had completely forgotten about it :banghead: :smash:

Ferrero Forever
06-21-2006, 07:17 AM
i made one post in there yesterday once I found out he won, but I check his results every day

16681
06-21-2006, 07:44 AM
i made one post in there yesterday once I found out he won, but I check his results every day
I need to get back in that thread :eek: After all I was the one that started it :lol:

Ferrero Forever
06-21-2006, 07:46 AM
haha true Mae

16681
06-21-2006, 07:52 AM
haha true Mae
And I'm going there right now before I forget it again :rolls: My mind is gone :crazy: I think I lost my mind when I was looking for GGL :lol:

Ferrero Forever
06-21-2006, 07:54 AM
haha, ok, i might scoot over to Serguei's forum too

16681
06-21-2006, 08:33 AM
haha, ok, i might scoot over to Serguei's forum too
Serguei's Ranking is going down :sad: At least right now GGL's Ranking is going up :)

Cindy19
06-24-2006, 08:26 AM
What I've been doing with Serguei is i've been entering his name into the search engine of MTF, and then you can pick what tournament he's listed in, so you can get results that way. Mabye that will work for GGL. And Cindy, I'll record myself when I can get hold of a voice recorder and then you all can hear it
i can't wait! :devil:

16681
06-25-2006, 05:27 AM
i can't wait! :devil:
Yes we all will be glad to hear some good music :D

Ferrero Forever
06-25-2006, 06:31 AM
I just gotta try and get hold of a recorder that doesn't interfere with my organ, because even if i put a phone near my organ, it won't work because it interferes with the electricity, sorry guys

16681
06-26-2006, 05:36 AM
I just gotta try and get hold of a recorder that doesn't interfere with my organ, because even if i put a phone near my organ, it won't work because it interferes with the electricity, sorry guys
That's alright Juanqui Lover :D Good music is always worth waiting for ;)

Ferrero Forever
06-26-2006, 08:49 AM
Thanks for being patient

stephB
06-26-2006, 01:56 PM
:lol: The only person I remember that actually had any musical talent was Juanqui Lover.
so now you have to remember me too!!! :wavey:

stephB
06-26-2006, 02:03 PM
we need a dancer a singer...
it´s not really playing an instrument...i think.... :devil: :p

16681
06-26-2006, 07:17 PM
so now you have to remember me too!!! :wavey:
Can you sing stephB?

Ferrero Forever
06-27-2006, 09:36 AM
Hey everyone, I've recorded 2 songs, so if you want to listen ask me for them on MSN, or give me your e-mail address and I'll try to send them to you.

stephB
06-27-2006, 02:15 PM
Can you sing stephB?
yes. but first of all i always played instruments. but i stopped because of having no time :sad:

16681
06-27-2006, 11:25 PM
yes. but first of all i always played instruments. but i stopped because of having no time :sad:
Oh my yet another person with musical talent :D This is really a great group we have here ;)

Cindy19
06-28-2006, 09:07 AM
Hey everyone, I've recorded 2 songs, so if you want to listen ask me for them on MSN, or give me your e-mail address and I'll try to send them to you.
send me plz

Ferrero Forever
06-28-2006, 12:45 PM
Yep sure thing Cindy, whenever I see you online I'll send them

Cindy19
06-28-2006, 01:40 PM
i was in Westlife’s show last weekend, well,maybe they are an old boyband for you guys,but they are my fav boyband!

everyone was crazy!!! wowww~~~

Dutchie
06-28-2006, 02:30 PM
I dont really like Westlife, we talked about that before ;)
I think their songs tend to go beyond boredom and they all sound the same....
(now dont slap me! )

16681
06-28-2006, 04:44 PM
Yes and I think I have already said that I have never heard of them :lol:
This conversation is repeating itself.

stephB
06-28-2006, 08:45 PM
Oh my yet another person with musical talent :D This is really a great group we have here ;)
yes. we rock!!!!! :rocker:

16681
06-29-2006, 04:23 AM
yes. we rock!!!!! :rocker:
Hey a rock group--The GGL's :rocker: :rocker2: :lol:

stephB
06-30-2006, 02:19 PM
Hey a rock group--The GGL's :rocker: :rocker2: :lol:
we are simply the best :devil:

Cindy19
06-30-2006, 03:02 PM
(now dont slap me! )
why not??:smash:

Cindy19
06-30-2006, 03:05 PM
Yes and I think I have already said that I have never heard of them :lol:
This conversation is repeating itself.
No you know them, coz we talked before. :lol:

Cindy19
06-30-2006, 03:08 PM
we are simply the best :devil:
we rock the world!:music::rocker::rocker:

stephB
06-30-2006, 04:43 PM
and we´ll climp the top of the world *lol*

16681
06-30-2006, 09:17 PM
No you know them, coz we talked before. :lol:
:lol: I guess I should have said I still haven't heard them.

Cindy19
07-01-2006, 04:25 AM
and we´ll climp the top of the world *lol*
you reminded me the song "top of the world" :lol:

Cindy19
07-01-2006, 04:27 AM
:lol: I guess I should have said I still haven't heard them.
if you ask i will tell you something, and then you will become a fan of them :angel:

stephB
07-02-2006, 08:06 PM
you reminded me the song "top of the world" :lol:
never heard of that song! :eek:

16681
07-03-2006, 12:24 AM
never heard of that song! :eek:
I know a song called "Top of the World, but I don't know if it is the same song Cindy is posting about :shrug:

Cindy19
07-03-2006, 12:05 PM
Oh, i think Mae we are talking about the same song, coz the band comes from USA

16681
07-03-2006, 07:50 PM
Oh, i think Mae we are talking about the same song, coz the band comes from USA
I can't remember much about the song I know :rolleyes: There is a part in it that says something about 'the love that I found ever since you've been around your love puts me on the top of the world".

Cindy19
07-04-2006, 10:50 PM
yes you are right, and something like "such a feeling is coming over me..."

16681
07-05-2006, 06:10 AM
yes you are right, and something like "such a feeling is coming over me..."
Yes that is the exact song I was thinking of :D

Cindy19
07-05-2006, 02:34 PM
but i can't remember the band's name it is like Cxxxxxx

16681
07-06-2006, 05:03 AM
but i can't remember the band's name it is like Cxxxxxx
It was the Carpenters. At least that is who I have heard sing the song.

Cindy19
07-10-2006, 07:08 AM
My mama loves this band, she has lots Cds,she is a big fan of them, they are a nice band, i can sing some of their songs. Mae do you know Il Divo?

Ferrero Forever
07-10-2006, 07:47 AM
I think everyone knows of Il Divo. And the carpenters are one of my favourite bands too, I have their CD and piano music book

16681
07-10-2006, 07:45 PM
My mama loves this band, she has lots Cds,she is a big fan of them, they are a nice band, i can sing some of their songs. Mae do you know Il Divo?
No I don't :rolleyes: The radio stations around here tend to play older songs. So I don't know a lot of new singers or bands :sad: By the time our stations play one of their songs it is 2 or 3 years old :eek: And I think I'm listening to
"new" music :confused:

Cindy19
07-15-2006, 03:58 AM
I think everyone knows of Il Divo. And the carpenters are one of my favourite bands too, I have their CD and piano music book
Really, but in china none knows IL Divo, i found them last year, they sang in Turkey, but i couldn't find their name, until the wc, i saw them on my local newspaper.

Carpenters are nice, i love the song " when i was young i listen to the radio...." feel good.

Cindy19
07-15-2006, 04:00 AM
No I don't :rolleyes: The radio stations around here tend to play older songs. So I don't know a lot of new singers or bands :sad: By the time our stations play one of their songs it is 2 or 3 years old :eek: And I think I'm listening to
"new" music :confused:
You know Christian Castro right? i guess, coz he isn't an old singer. i am wondering where he comes from.

16681
07-15-2006, 10:58 PM
You know Christian Castro right? i guess, coz he isn't an old singer. i am wondering where he comes from.
No I haven't heard of Christian Castro either. I think it was a shame that Karen Carpenter died because she had a lovely voice IMO :sad:

Ferrero Forever
07-16-2006, 12:17 PM
Yeah Karen Carpenter had a beautiful voice, she had perfect pitch which is really really rare. I've never heard of Christian Castro though. And cindy, that 'when i was young I listened to the radio song' is called Yesterday Once More, and that's my favourite along with Solitaire.

Cindy19
07-16-2006, 01:01 PM
No I haven't heard of Christian Castro either. I think it was a shame that Karen Carpenter died because she had a lovely voice IMO :sad:
yes, my mama said so.

she reduced her weight...but so sad... :sad:

i hate death always. :mad:

Cindy19
07-16-2006, 01:03 PM
Yeah Karen Carpenter had a beautiful voice, she had perfect pitch which is really really rare. I've never heard of Christian Castro though. And cindy, that 'when i was young I listened to the radio song' is called Yesterday Once More, and that's my favourite along with Solitaire.
Yes, i love this song, and my friends and i sang it in our school for a small concert long time ago.and also i like this: Why do birds suddenly appear...
i love old songs.

16681
07-17-2006, 02:47 AM
Yes, i love this song, and my friends and i sang it in our school for a small concert long time ago.and also i like this: Why do birds suddenly appear...
i love old songs.
You quoted a line from the song "Close to You". I love old songs when they are done by the Carpenters definitely. Karen should have had a lot more years to make beautiful music :sad:

Cindy19
07-20-2006, 06:43 AM
people here think if you are interested in old songs, and memory, that means you are getting older, yep, i am getting older. :haha:

16681
07-20-2006, 07:46 PM
people here think if you are interested in old songs, and memory, that means you are getting older, yep, i am getting older. :haha:
:lol: We are all getting older. But the good news is if you're not getting older you are dead :p

Cindy19
07-22-2006, 03:54 AM
are we old guys?:scratch: did u know why i talked about this? coz by the end of this year, many of my fav players are going to b retired.

Dutchie
07-22-2006, 08:37 PM
people here think if you are interested in old songs, and memory, that means you are getting older, yep, i am getting older. :haha:

Memories....
Somebody once was asked "what do you collect?"
He answered "Memories"


I think that's beautiful.....

I love bringing up memories with friends, they remember different things then you do...so i guess that means im getting old too haha.
I dont care, i love it :D

Dutchie
07-22-2006, 08:37 PM
@ myself ---- too random :lol:

Cindy19
07-23-2006, 06:25 AM
Memories....
Somebody once was asked "what do you collect?"
He answered "Memories"


I think that's beautiful.....

I love bringing up memories with friends, they remember different things then you do...so i guess that means im getting old too haha.
I dont care, i love it :D
yes, memories= history.
what do you think of those bad meories?

16681
07-24-2006, 12:55 AM
are we old guys?:scratch: did u know why i talked about this? coz by the end of this year, many of my fav players are going to b retired.
Yes but Cindy that is just the way it is in sports. Some players retire and new players start their careers.

Cindy19
07-24-2006, 02:08 PM
yes, i don't want that, coz you know, to see them play is just like a part of my life, and i can't stand if some one them leave.

16681
07-25-2006, 07:37 AM
yes, i don't want that, coz you know, to see them play is just like a part of my life, and i can't stand if some one them leave.
:lol: English lesson--I think you mean you can't stand it, if anyone of them leaves. But Cindy everyone can't stay around forever. And besides who knows the newer players maybe hotter than the older ones :devil: :aplot:

Ferrero Forever
07-25-2006, 11:15 AM
Thats not possible when you're talking about JC though. He's the hottest person I've ever seen in my life

Cindy19
07-25-2006, 01:29 PM
:lol: English lesson--I think you mean you can't stand it, if anyone of them leaves. But Cindy everyone can't stay around forever. And besides who knows the newer players maybe hotter than the older ones :devil: :aplot:
:p Thanks Mae!

But Mae, i hope them can stay more longer. :confused:

Cindy19
07-25-2006, 01:32 PM
Thats not possible when you're talking about JC though. He's the hottest person I've ever seen in my life
what about his coach? :devil: is he hot too?

16681
07-27-2006, 09:34 AM
:p Thanks Mae!

But Mae, i hope them can stay more longer. :confused:
Oh Cindy I'm trying to help you with your English it's--I hope they can stay longer. And, of course, we want the players we have liked to stay around, but in sports careers can be very short :sad: Some players we are lucky to have had them around as long as we have ;)

Ferrero Forever
07-27-2006, 10:11 AM
what about his coach? :devil: is he hot too?
JC seems to have many coaches/advisors, but the only hot one is Andres Bruno

stephB
07-27-2006, 11:26 PM
are we old guys?:scratch: did u know why i talked about this? coz by the end of this year, many of my fav players are going to b retired.
so sad. one of my faves just did it *cry*

Cindy19
07-30-2006, 03:21 AM
Can anyone post a picture of Andres Bruno plz?

stephB
08-04-2006, 01:30 PM
although i saw him from time to time i have no pic. sorry...

Cindy19
08-05-2006, 12:42 PM
don't worry dear, i saw the picture, he is hot! :D

stephB
08-14-2006, 08:12 PM
i know now who he looks like :)

Eden
05-25-2011, 03:30 PM
Getting to know Guillermo Garcia-Lopez

Tuesday, May 24, 2011
By Jean-Francois Rodriguez

One of the lesser-known Spaniards on tour, Guillermo Garcia-Lopez is the no.30 seed at this year's French Open. The man from Alicante's progress up the rankings has been slow but steady, thanks to an uncanny ability to get results on all surfaces. We met him and got a peek at his passion for the sport of tennis.

"I'm not like Raonic, who has moved up two hundred spots in the rankings since the start of the season! I've always taken things one step at a time. I know I can reach the top 20, but I don't know how long it will take and I don't really like to set goals for myself," confides Guillermo Garcia-Lopez after his four-set win over Robert Kendrick (6-1, 7-5, 4-6, 6-3) in the first round.

Despite this lack of goals, the Spaniard has reached no.23 in the world, thanks in part to his run to the third round at the 2011 Australian Open, where he lost to Andy Murray. To equal that achievement at Roland Garros, he will have to get by Turkey's Marsel Ilhan, who he says is "a hungry young man who will be very tough to beat."

Training with Juan Carlos Ferrero

"Before every match, I try to tell myself that I'm here to have fun. When I was little, and only played once a week, I couldn't wait until it was time to play. I've always felt this love for the game," he explains. Born in La Roda, he began playing at the age of 7, with his tennis-instructor father. "He taught me everything. Then, when I was 12, I reached the final in the Spain Championships and joined Manolo Orantes' BonaSport Club, in Barcelona. Since things were going well, I decided to stick with tennis and when I turned 18, I went to Juan Carlos Ferrero's academy to train."

With this background, one would assume that Spain's no.6 player is a clay-court specialist but his results say otherwise; after winning his first title in Kitzbuhel in 2009 on clay, he went on to the final in Eastbourne in 2010, where he lost to Michael Llodra on grass, and then won his second title indoor in Bangkok.

"Djokovic has the edge on Nadal"

"I don't really have a favourite surface," he admits. "Maybe a fast clay court or a slow hard court. I'm a multi-surface player, really, and I've recently greatly improved my serve. I think the new, fast balls used in Paris this year will help me a bit, just as they could favor Rafael Nadal if he plays Novak Djokovic," he volunteered on the subject that is on everyone's minds.

Garcia-Lopez knows what he's talking about, since he lost to the Serb two weeks ago in Madrid, 6-1, 6-2. "I felt utterly powerless. He was incredibly tough in every respect. When he's playing at this level, he can beat Nadal, even in Paris. They've met in four finals this year, two on clay, and Novak won all of them. Mentally, I think he has the edge."

A fan of Sampras and Bruguera

Coached since 2004 by Juan Manuel Esparcia, Garcia-Lopez, who will turn 28 this June 4th, is an unabashed fan of Pete Sampras: "What I liked about him was his variety of shots, and the ease and class with which he played. He truly was my idol growing up, but Bruguera was just as fascinating to me because his willingness to fight and will to win helped him surpass himself."

This contrasting pair of role models undoubtedly helped form Garcia-Lopez. "My biggest asset is my humility and I am improving thanks to hard work. However, my real motivation is the pleasure I take in what I do, and that is what might take me further. Others may be more successful but won't be enjoying themselves. I know that, no matter what, I will be having fun."

Source: http://www.rolandgarros.com/en_FR/news/articles/2011-05-24/201105241306246371235.html

Cindy19
07-01-2011, 09:40 AM
Getting to know Guillermo Garcia-Lopez

Tuesday, May 24, 2011
By Jean-Francois Rodriguez

One of the lesser-known Spaniards on tour, Guillermo Garcia-Lopez is the no.30 seed at this year's French Open. The man from Alicante's progress up the rankings has been slow but steady, thanks to an uncanny ability to get results on all surfaces. We met him and got a peek at his passion for the sport of tennis.

"I'm not like Raonic, who has moved up two hundred spots in the rankings since the start of the season! I've always taken things one step at a time. I know I can reach the top 20, but I don't know how long it will take and I don't really like to set goals for myself," confides Guillermo Garcia-Lopez after his four-set win over Robert Kendrick (6-1, 7-5, 4-6, 6-3) in the first round.

Despite this lack of goals, the Spaniard has reached no.23 in the world, thanks in part to his run to the third round at the 2011 Australian Open, where he lost to Andy Murray. To equal that achievement at Roland Garros, he will have to get by Turkey's Marsel Ilhan, who he says is "a hungry young man who will be very tough to beat."

Training with Juan Carlos Ferrero

"Before every match, I try to tell myself that I'm here to have fun. When I was little, and only played once a week, I couldn't wait until it was time to play. I've always felt this love for the game," he explains. Born in La Roda, he began playing at the age of 7, with his tennis-instructor father. "He taught me everything. Then, when I was 12, I reached the final in the Spain Championships and joined Manolo Orantes' BonaSport Club, in Barcelona. Since things were going well, I decided to stick with tennis and when I turned 18, I went to Juan Carlos Ferrero's academy to train."

With this background, one would assume that Spain's no.6 player is a clay-court specialist but his results say otherwise; after winning his first title in Kitzbuhel in 2009 on clay, he went on to the final in Eastbourne in 2010, where he lost to Michael Llodra on grass, and then won his second title indoor in Bangkok.

"Djokovic has the edge on Nadal"

"I don't really have a favourite surface," he admits. "Maybe a fast clay court or a slow hard court. I'm a multi-surface player, really, and I've recently greatly improved my serve. I think the new, fast balls used in Paris this year will help me a bit, just as they could favor Rafael Nadal if he plays Novak Djokovic," he volunteered on the subject that is on everyone's minds.

Garcia-Lopez knows what he's talking about, since he lost to the Serb two weeks ago in Madrid, 6-1, 6-2. "I felt utterly powerless. He was incredibly tough in every respect. When he's playing at this level, he can beat Nadal, even in Paris. They've met in four finals this year, two on clay, and Novak won all of them. Mentally, I think he has the edge."

A fan of Sampras and Bruguera

Coached since 2004 by Juan Manuel Esparcia, Garcia-Lopez, who will turn 28 this June 4th, is an unabashed fan of Pete Sampras: "What I liked about him was his variety of shots, and the ease and class with which he played. He truly was my idol growing up, but Bruguera was just as fascinating to me because his willingness to fight and will to win helped him surpass himself."

This contrasting pair of role models undoubtedly helped form Garcia-Lopez. "My biggest asset is my humility and I am improving thanks to hard work. However, my real motivation is the pleasure I take in what I do, and that is what might take me further. Others may be more successful but won't be enjoying themselves. I know that, no matter what, I will be having fun."

Source: http://www.rolandgarros.com/en_FR/news/articles/2011-05-24/201105241306246371235.html

It's been a long time since last time I posted, thanks for sharing Doris :)

iramlatif
09-26-2011, 10:35 PM
No one has posted on GGL's thread for quite some time now! So I thought I' just want to drop a line. :) He is the defending champion of last years Bangkok title, where to everyone's shock he had beat Rafa to reach the finals. To be honest, I don't know how well he'll do this time around. It seems lately he's been plagued with some injuries. But all the best to him. Hope he does well.http://spainsdaviscup.files.wordpress.com/2011/09/ggl2.jpg at this years tournament reception party

Cindy19
10-26-2011, 09:20 AM
No one has posted on GGL's thread for quite some time now! So I thought I' just want to drop a line. :) He is the defending champion of last years Bangkok title, where to everyone's shock he had beat Rafa to reach the finals. To be honest, I don't know how well he'll do this time around. It seems lately he's been plagued with some injuries. But all the best to him. Hope he does well.http://spainsdaviscup.files.wordpress.com/2011/09/ggl2.jpg at this years tournament reception party

I'm coming back soon with his pictures from Shanghai :) and some interesting stories as well :)
(need to resize the pictures)

iramlatif
10-28-2011, 05:05 AM
pls do cindy. i want too see ur pics when u get a chance to post them