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Good Things Other Players have said about Juanqui

Lynne
09-15-2004, 11:21 AM
I just thought of posting some comments ( good ones ) that other players have made about Juanqui.. Can you guys help out if u see any?? Thanks!! :wavey:

Alex Corretja
"I am completely impressed with this guy.Juan Carlos is an unbelievably good player. The good thing is that he is an even better guy than player and that is really important. He didn't show any nerves or anything. He is going to be really good and he is heading for the top 10, for sure."


John McEnroe
"Ferrero has got a chance at going a long, long way.This guy could be the best Spanish player ever. That's saying something."



Carlos Moya
"The thing is, I don't feel Juan Carlos has a weak point where I can attack him.He is really difficult to play against. You try to make as many winners as you can, but the ball keeps coming back. He runs so fast, he has a great forehand and his backhand is pretty strong as well."

Jogg
09-15-2004, 10:54 PM
found a couple more


Albert Costa
I love very much the way he plays. He looks like he’s playing with no passion. But inside of him he’s doing 100 percent


Carlos Moya
We have Juan Carlos Ferrero, who can beat anyone on any surface

lvheng
09-16-2004, 02:38 PM
But he has lost the game today . :angel:

Lynne
10-20-2004, 03:36 PM
I found a few more.... :

Lleyton Hewitt( USO 2003 )

"It was very tough to hold serve from then on, especially against a guy who's working the ball so well from the baseline. I take nothing away from him though. He was too good."

Lleyton Hewitt ( Davis Cup 2003 )

"That is as well as I have seen Juan Carlos ever play, that day and also against (Andre) Agassi the following day, I watched a little bit on TV and he played incredibly well," Hewitt said. "Hardcourt is different to grass though but, you know, he is a tough competitor and he obviously won Madrid a couple of weeks ago and was in the Masters Cup even though he didn't perform at his best but, you know, he is a tough player and getting better and better each year and he's getting more and more successful on other surfaces such as hardcourt and grass. This year he has taken big steps obviously reaching the final of the US Open and round 16 at Wimbledon."

Lynne
10-20-2004, 03:48 PM
Nicolas Lapentti ( Roma )

"I didn't even have time to take a breath because he is so quick."


Gustavo Kuerten

“I enjoy a lot to play against Ferrero. I think he is the best player here in the field…for sure he's in the top level, I think one of the most completely, you know, player in the Tour. He played well in different surface… So he's quite solid to be in the Top 10 for many years I think.”


Fernando Gonzalez
“We know that he is one of the best on clay, and I have great respect for Ferrero as a clay courter”


Guillermo Coria

He’s one of the best players on clay right now. You have to play perfect in order to be able to win against him.”


Lleyton Hewitt ( FO 2000 )
"There's not much you can do...It's going to take one hell of a player to beat Ferrero."

roisin
10-20-2004, 04:31 PM
woo hes so luved! especially hewitt!!!

Artemis
10-20-2004, 06:23 PM
well,this topic is a good idea!

carole
10-20-2004, 06:45 PM
Guillermo Coria:
When people say that I am the best player on clay right now and compare me to Ferrero, it really motivates me and encourages me to play even better.

he really likes jc doenst he :D

Corinna
10-20-2004, 09:22 PM
i think he's a friend of juanqui someone told me that

Lalitha
10-21-2004, 02:36 PM
I think JC is a good friend to all Latino guys in the tour.

Lynne
10-21-2004, 02:36 PM
Hehe.... Hewitt speaks highly of Juanqui all the time... cool..

Lalitha
10-21-2004, 02:44 PM
May be because he loses to him mostly. :lol:

Lynne
10-22-2004, 08:45 AM
May be because he loses to him mostly. :lol:

Lol.... :)

carole
10-24-2004, 02:44 PM
or, when he wins over jc, he can say "yea i won... i won over a god... am i not great!" :D

Ferrero Forever
10-25-2004, 11:55 AM
or, when he wins over jc, he can say "yea i won... i won over a god... am i not great!" :D
lol, he still wouldn't be great, god was just having a bad day or he let hewitt win because of all the bad stuff that is happening to him now and because juanqui is such a lovely person he lets him win a match :) :worship: all hail god juanqui :worship:

Lynne
10-25-2004, 01:41 PM
Lol.... we're suddenly becoming a little religious.... hehe.... :)

Jogg
10-25-2004, 04:56 PM
lol, he still wouldn't be great, god was just having a bad day or he let hewitt win because of all the bad stuff that is happening to him now and because juanqui is such a lovely person he lets him win a match :) :worship: all hail god juanqui :worship:

:lol:

^Sue^
11-08-2004, 11:36 AM
#%#%#%&*)e@^&()%@^#^

Lynne
11-08-2004, 01:13 PM
#%#%#%&*)e@^&()%@^#^


:wavey: :confused: :shrug:

^Sue^
11-10-2004, 04:20 AM
:P

Corinna
11-10-2004, 01:51 PM
:hug: @ all!!!

Lynne
11-27-2004, 03:17 PM
Albert Costa
Yes, it's the end of the marathon, apart from the fact that I wanted to win here again. Sometimes you have to be realistic. Juan Carlos played a fabulous match. I fought on every point, up till the end. He won the match, as is his due. There's nothing I can say about it.

Lleyton Hewitt :angel:
First and foremost I’d like to thank Juan Carlos. He has played excellent tennis all week, and had to fight his way through several tough matches. To top it all, he played another fantastic match today. It was a tough contest, and he refused to budge an inch. Thank you, Juan Carlos!



It was an extremely tough match. It was never going to be easy, I had to play my best tennis and Ferrero played extremely well. Every time we’ve played against each other we have had very tough matches. This was just another one of those. He is a tough opponent, he doesn’t give you too many cheap points. It was going to be a tough match, I dug deep today and kept fighting. It’s always a pleasure playing Juan Carlos, he is such a great competitor.


Martin Verkerk
"Ferrero is, on clay, the best in the world," Verkerk said. "On clay, I can work on my strokes whatever I want, but I will never be as quick as Ferrero. I will never be the player Ferrero is."

plum_juice10
11-27-2004, 06:42 PM
Ahhhhhh

Jogg
11-27-2004, 10:07 PM
thats a really nice comment from Verkerk

Ferrero Forever
11-28-2004, 04:53 AM
its a true comment from verkerk too.

Lynne
11-28-2004, 09:43 AM
Yup, I like Verkerk's comments .... :)
And I love hewitt's comments as well... He has the most good comments on Ferrero!!

carole
11-28-2004, 02:27 PM
I prefer The quote of Verkerk,
he is way more straight to the point.
Hewitt is trying to find ways to say "Juan Carlos is the best"
Verkerk says "Juan Carlos is the best"
...

Lynne
11-28-2004, 03:09 PM
Yeah I agree..
But Hewitt has said a lot of good things about Juanqui, almost every time he plays him.. hehe
And carole, you surely don't like people who beat around the bush eh?? :lol: ;)

^Sue^
12-12-2004, 08:23 AM
actually who is better?i mean Hewitt or Ferrero?

JuanChuffy007
12-12-2004, 11:49 AM
actually who is better?i mean Hewitt or Ferrero?

Ferrero of course! No doubt! :p

Ferrero Forever
12-13-2004, 10:50 AM
actually who is better?i mean Hewitt or Ferrero?
Ferrero for sure :D

plum_juice10
12-13-2004, 05:26 PM
Ferrero hands down

onion
02-18-2005, 03:46 AM
Oooooooooh [makes kissy noises], Lleyton and Juan Carlos...sitting in a tree! :p

It's nice to hear him say some nice things for once. I've heard Ferrero is just a really nice person all together, so good on him.

Prizeidiot
02-18-2005, 07:55 AM
I know we have a lot of Hewitt, but here's another... I haven't seen it posted yet.

Hewitt prior to 2003 DC Final on Ferrero and the ill feelings between Spain and Australia after the 2000 final: "He's a good guy Ferrero. He was fine, he was just there to play tennis. I have no problems with him"

Albert Costa: "The first time I ever saw him play was against Carlos Moya in Barcelona in 99. Moya had just reached No. 1, but Ferrero was playing without any respect... It was just as if he was practicing. He wasn't nervous at all. At that point, I thought 'Phew, he's going to be good'"

Kafelnikov in 2001 when asked who he thought would be most likely to reach number one and stay there for a long time: "Difficult question, I think Ferrero"

jinruferrero
02-18-2005, 12:16 PM
actually who is better?i mean Hewitt or Ferrero?
i think it's a stupid question here ;) all Ferrero's fans be here,Hewitt is air in our eyes :D

jinruferrero
02-18-2005, 12:24 PM
everyone will speak highly of you, when you are at the top.i don't think they will say the same words to Juanqui now.

Corinna
02-18-2005, 07:15 PM
but 2001 he wasn't at the top, was he?

Jogg
02-19-2005, 12:16 AM
everyone will speak highly of you, when you are at the top.i don't think they will say the same words to Juanqui now.

Why not? Just because he's going through a temp blip of form it doesn't stop him being a good player or a good guy. Anyone who would change their opinon of him just because of how he is ranked IMO is very shallow and not worth the effort anyway

I♥PsY@Mus!c
02-19-2005, 01:44 AM
http://www.terra.es/deportes/articulo/html/dpo52231.htm

Pregunta: ¿Juan Carlos Ferrero ha tenido una mala temporada, con demasiadas lesione. ¿Cree que aún así forzará jugar?
Tommy Robredo: 'El que dude de Juan Carlos Ferrero no entiende mucho de tenis. Juan Carlos ha jugado grandes partidos de Copa Davis y sólo jugará si él se encuentra en buena forma. Si con el ritmo de entrenamientos está al cien por cien, estará para jugar seguro, pero son los capitanes los que deciden siempre'.

It asks: ¿Juan Carlos Ferrero has had a bad season, with too many injure. It believes that even so will force to play? Tommy Robredo: 'The one that doubt of Juan Carlos Ferrero does not understand a lot of tennis. :worship: Juan Carlos has played large parties of Cup Davis and only he will play if he is found in good form. If with the rhythm of training is al a hundred for a hundred, will be to play insurance, but are the captains the ones that decide always'.

Tommy replied this question before the final DC last year. :yeah:

Ferrero Forever
02-19-2005, 07:06 AM
gotta love tommy, thats a very nice thing he said.

jinruferrero
02-19-2005, 12:13 PM
so many people think Juanqui is a very very great tennis player,so he is returning to the top!

Corinna
02-19-2005, 02:13 PM
wow, tommy really said nice things about juanqui... :)
..i am sure juanqui will return to the top

RogiFan88
03-02-2005, 05:37 PM
Here's what 19-year old Nicolas Almagro (sparring partner with the current Spanish DC team) had to say about being higher ranked than Ferrero...

"- Por cierto, tal y como hemos destacado, por delante de Juan Carlos Ferrero, que hasta hace bien poco parecía intocable e inalcanzable.

- Eso no quiere decir nada. Ferrero ha sido el número uno del mundo y aunque ahora esté atravesando una mala racha, no me cabe la menor duda de que volverá otra vez por sus fueros y que ocupará un lugar en el ránking acorde con su tenis."

From the article: «Llegar a jugar la Copa Davis es lo máximo a lo que aspiro»
http://servicios.laverdad.es/murcia...UR-DEP-187.html

Very loosely translated...
Q: ...but you're in front (in the rankings) of JCF, who until recently seemed untouchable and unbeatable
A: This doesn't mean anything. Ferrero has been number one in the world, and although right now he's going through a bad patch, I have no doubt that he will re-establish his position and occupy a place in the rankings in keeping with his (level of) tennis. :yeah:

roisin
03-02-2005, 05:55 PM
from my vast knowledge of spanish im sure that means something good :p

hes a decent wee player almagro, ive seen him play before. very good.

RogiFan88
03-02-2005, 05:56 PM
Roisin, I just added a loose translation. ;)

roisin
03-02-2005, 06:35 PM
:hug: oooh i thank u, even though i so knew what it meant already *cough* not ;) :p

oooh i love wee almagro now! :yeah: :kiss: hes such a clever boy.

RogiFan88
03-02-2005, 08:38 PM
In the ATP Media Guide 2004, in their bios players often list their childhood or current tennis idols.

David Ferrer: "Says his most inspirational player is countryman Juan Carlos Ferrero"

Santiago Ventura: "Tennis idols are Boris Becker and Juan Carlos Ferrero"

Fernando Verdasco: "Admires play of Andre Agassi, Pete Sampras, Lleyton Hewitt, Carlos Moya and Juan Carlos Ferrero"

roisin
03-02-2005, 08:44 PM
awh they are legends! see everyone loves jc! :yeah:

MissFairy
03-02-2005, 08:53 PM
pssst...roisin, i came to the JC thread :eek: im fully converted now :angel:
this is a sweet thread, so its not just us who love him eh?

and hi to all the JC fans in here!! :wavey: :hug:

roisin
03-02-2005, 08:56 PM
OMFG!!! :eek: :eek: :eek:

stall the ball, hold the front page, SARAH is in jcs forum. u nut! omg ive fully converted u!!! well welcome along u header! :bigwave:

MissFairy
03-02-2005, 08:59 PM
:lol: roisinnnnnn youre embarassing me!!!! :haha:
no i admit it, i think hes lovely, ive always thought he was cool, but now i think hes VERY cool :eek:

roisin
03-02-2005, 09:45 PM
very cool?? or incredibly hot?? ;)
ah im glad u visited hun :hug: more jc fans the better! i should really visit the andy forum one day, havent been there in ages. mainly cos its so hard to keep up with everything and theres always a joke running that i never get!

Ferrero Forever
03-03-2005, 09:07 AM
Welcome Sarah, the more fans the better and they are such sweet things that were said about juanqui

Black Adam
03-03-2005, 02:35 PM
Well its not a player who said this but me ;)
JCF is surely The Best on clay in my eyes.......once he has completely recovered he is gonna reign once again on Clay :yeah: Long Live JCF.....go for borg's record at FO's....7 FO for will give you the name Emperor of Clay! :bounce: :worship: Also your game and attitude towards the game are wonderful and appreciated by everybody :angel:

The emoticon that describes JCF is :worship: :hatoff:

MissFairy
03-03-2005, 04:18 PM
Welcome Sarah, the more fans the better and they are such sweet things that were said about juanqui
:wavey: :hug:
hiya thankyou for the nice welcome :)

Almagro's little speech about JC's play is so sweet, its kinda saturated with admiration. its the sort of admiration you can only have for your idol.
hes totally idol-worthy

TGS, uh huh, JC rocks clay so well! i think he can defnitely recapture his FO title several times over, i think hes one of the best of clay. along with some others, namely Guga :worship:

and Roisin, get your butt over to andys forum once in a while! i miss you there :hug:
(pssst, the jokes are hot! hehe)

roisin
03-03-2005, 04:46 PM
and Roisin, get your butt over to andys forum once in a while! i miss you there :hug:
(pssst, the jokes are hot! hehe)
ok but if i come and dont understand wtf is going on im running straight to u!

MissFairy
03-03-2005, 04:49 PM
deal! :yeah:
im not always very bright though, you might have to ask a mama duck :)

JCF_Passione
03-03-2005, 07:56 PM
Hi :wavey: Cool avatar!!!MissFairy :D :drool: Ferrero :drool: Drew :drool:

Corinna
03-03-2005, 08:32 PM
sarah :wavey: glad to see you here... i hope you will keep on posting here, hun :hug:

Mount Goddess
03-03-2005, 08:34 PM
Hi Sarah xxx

MissFairy
03-03-2005, 08:35 PM
:wavey: JCF_Passione, thanks, im like in love with Drew :hearts:

Corinna :hug: hiya hunny, long time no speak!! :hug:

Corinna
03-03-2005, 08:51 PM
yeah, hope to talk to you soon again..on msn :hug:

JCF_Passione
03-04-2005, 02:28 PM
There is a interview with Rafael Nadal and then he says that Juanqui and MOya are the best to play the singles, I'll find the link and post it then ;) but the daviscup site doesn't work :s so I'll post it soon!

Lynne
03-04-2005, 02:31 PM
Nice things the players have said about juanqui!! :)
Hi Sarah! :)

MissFairy
03-04-2005, 06:47 PM
:wavey: lynne :hug:

JCF_Passione
03-05-2005, 09:02 AM
so here's the link :p http://www.daviscup.com/shared/medialibrary/audio/mp3/DC_3379_mp3.MP3

RogiFan88
04-16-2005, 10:49 PM
At the Valencia 2005 tournament, some more good things other players said about Juanqui...

Gustavo Kuerten: "La principal causa de venir aquí es por lo mucho que me ha hablado Ferrero”, destacó Kuerten. “Juan Carlos es un gran amigo mío y me ha insistido mucho para que venga a conocer la ciudad"
Rough translation: The main reason I came to Valencia is because of what Ferrero said to me. Juan Carlos is a great friend of mine and he really wanted me to get to know the city.

Fernando Gonzalez: "...Ferrero esta recuperando su nivel... Si sigue así volverá a ser el que era, lo que me alegraría porque es un jugador al que quiero mucho."
Rough translation: Ferrero is getting back to his old level. If he continues like this, he will return to his old form, which I would be happy about because he's a player that I like a lot. :)

Caitlin
04-16-2005, 11:21 PM
Q. Coria said that Gasquet has the best backhand on the circuit. What do you think?


RAFAEL NADAL: Coria say that?


Q. Yes.


RAFAEL NADAL: You know, now he is playing very, very well. He have a lot of confidence with the shots, no.


But Ferrero have very, very, very good backhand. Gaudio have very good backhand. Maybe is one of best backhands in the tour, but, you know, lot of players have good backhand.


Q. He said you are the best on clay for sure.


RAFAEL NADAL: Who?


Q. Coria said you are the best on clay.


RAFAEL NADAL: I am the best? So I won the final, no (laughing)?


Q. He said he is not going to play because you are the best so he is leaving already (smiling).


RAFAEL NADAL: No, I am not, not the best on clay (smiling).


He play last year, he won last year here. He lost in the final in Hamburg . He play the final in French Open , you know. He is the best or one of the best, no. Ferrero is very, very good player. Gaudio is very, very good player. Moya , too.


It's my first tournament Masters Series , and I am playing good. I hope improve for any day.

roisin
04-16-2005, 11:34 PM
rafy is adorable! :hearts:

so jc has a great backhand does he? :eek:
well in fairness it was firing against marat :yeah:

so is his backhand better than his forehand now? :shrug:

Mount Goddess
04-16-2005, 11:43 PM
ahhhhhhhh little Rafa xxx

Corinna
04-17-2005, 10:43 AM
rafa, gonzo and guga :inlove: :worship: :bigclap:
well said :D

Jogg
04-17-2005, 10:32 PM
really nice comments from guga, rafa and gonzo :smooch:

Lynne
04-20-2005, 02:44 PM
Great comments there! :)
I think Marat also said that Juanqui's backhand has improved?

MissFairy
04-20-2005, 04:09 PM
At the Valencia 2005 tournament, some more good things other players said about Juanqui...

Gustavo Kuerten: "La principal causa de venir aquí es por lo mucho que me ha hablado Ferrero”, destacó Kuerten. “Juan Carlos es un gran amigo mío y me ha insistido mucho para que venga a conocer la ciudad"
Rough translation: The main reason I came to Valencia is because of what Ferrero said to me. Juan Carlos is a great friend of mine and he really wanted me to get to know the city.

That is the SWEETEST thing i've ever read :hug: I've always loved Guga, but oohhh my gosh, he's so sweet :) It's such a lovely thing to see two players get on so well off the court, it warms my heart :worship:

RogiFan88
04-25-2005, 04:36 AM
Barcelona 2005 Final:

Rafa: “Ha estat molt igualat, ell [Ferrero] és un dels millors jugadors del món en terra batuda i qualsevol dia tornarà a guanyar un torneig important”, va dir després Nadal, que també ofereix racions de màxima sinceritat.

Rough translation of Catalan: "The match was very close (?), and he [Ferrero] is one of the best players in the world on clay, and one day he will return to win an important tournament", said Nadal, being very sincere. :)

Booshie
04-25-2005, 06:17 AM
Barcelona 2005 Final:
Rough translation of Catalan: "The match was very close (?), and he [Ferrero] is one of the best players in the world on clay, and one day he will return to win an important tournament", said Nadal, being very sincere. :)

That's really sweet of Rafael to say. :) Bless his heart.

Thanks for posting this Rogifan88!:hug:

Corinna
04-25-2005, 11:57 AM
rafa also said before the match: On Ferrero: “It will be a very difficult match, he is one of the best players on clay and has been playing very good lately, but I hope I can keep my focus and win.” :D

Mount Goddess
04-25-2005, 07:49 PM
Rafa is such a cutie. A little hug for him as he said such lovely things about Juan Carlos :hug:

carole
04-26-2005, 09:14 PM
He was just telling the truth actually :p

Lynne
05-29-2005, 10:45 AM
Marat said this after the match:

'You don't want to waste any energy.Of course, I get (angry) and sometimes I will explode during the match. But definitely I try to stay as calm as I can. Every single point is really important here. Especially against players like Ferrero, you can't go crazy because he feels this straight away and it's even more difficult to come back'.

“I think the crowd should get a video cassette of this match because it was a classic."

Lynne
05-29-2005, 11:11 AM
Federer in Dubai: “This was a fantastic match, against a fantastic player in front of a fantastic crowd. It was terrific to play out here. The night sessions here in Dubai are very special. He should have won the match I think because he was up a break in the third and he had match points.”

I didn't know Ferrero was 6-4, 2-0 up when playing Federer, he was also serving for the tb at 6-5...! Btw, I think this has been posted before but it's nice to see a good comment onJuanqui!! :)

RogiFan88
05-30-2005, 03:47 AM
Marat said this after the match:

...“I think the crowd should get a video cassette of this match because it was a classic."

Wonder if he would have said this if he had lost... :rolleyes: Actually, an apology would have been preferable... ;)

Lynne
05-30-2005, 05:27 AM
Wonder if he would have said this if he had lost... :rolleyes: Actually, an apology would have been preferable... ;)

Yeah, I was thinking that way too! If he had lost would he have said that.. :confused:
How did they shake hands at the net? I mean there were some scrubs between them right?

Xiaoly
05-30-2005, 11:39 AM
Wonder if he would have said this if he had lost... :rolleyes: Actually, an apology would have been preferable... ;)I guess Safin have never apologised to anyone :o

RogiFan88
05-30-2005, 02:17 PM
I guess Safin have never apologised to anyone :o

Sadly, I think you're right.

RogiFan88
05-30-2005, 02:20 PM
Yeah, I was thinking that way too! If he had lost would he have said that.. :confused:
How did they shake hands at the net? I mean there were some scrubs between them right?

They clasped hands as 'friends' might and looked each other in the eyes, but only briefly. (Juanqui did not look away like Marat did in Hamburg.)

Lalitha
05-30-2005, 06:13 PM
Wonder if he would have said this if he had lost... :rolleyes: Actually, an apology would have been preferable... ;)

:rolleyes: NO is the answer. But think about, Juanqui can learn a lot from this match more than Safin.

Apology????? What are you talking about? :confused:

Lalitha
05-30-2005, 06:15 PM
They clasped hands as 'friends' might and looked each other in the eyes, but only briefly. (Juanqui did not look away like Marat did in Hamburg.)

That's interesting. But I'm a bit sad too. Their friendship will not be same ever again.

I love tennis
05-30-2005, 06:40 PM
What´s happened between Juan Carlos and Marat?? :smash:

Lynne
05-31-2005, 05:39 AM
What´s happened between Juan Carlos and Marat?? :smash:

That incident in Hamburg where Marat described Juanqui as a 14-year-old..
Apparently Marat was talking to the umpire for quite a long time and Juanqui told a linesman to ask the umpire to resume the match.. ( Not sure about the last part though) :confused:

And today Marat said Robredo's win was pure luck.. :rolleyes:

RogiFan88
05-31-2005, 01:14 PM
That incident in Hamburg where Marat described Juanqui as a 14-year-old..
Apparently Marat was talking to the umpire for quite a long time and Juanqui told a linesman to ask the umpire to resume the match.. ( Not sure about the last part though) :confused:

And today Marat said Robredo's win was pure luck.. :rolleyes:

After the second time Marat was arguing with the umpire (for a total of about 4 or 5 minutes during the match very loudly and swearing), at the end of the changeover, Juanqui lost his patience, went to the umpire's chair, banged on it with his racquet, and voiced his disapproval of how long it was taking the umpire to resolve this dispute. He then took his place at the baseline ready to resume the match. After the match, Marat vented his anger on Juanqui... :sad:

I♥PsY@Mus!c
05-31-2005, 01:54 PM
That incident in Hamburg where Marat described Juanqui as a 14-year-old..
Apparently Marat was talking to the umpire for quite a long time and Juanqui told a linesman to ask the umpire to resume the match.. ( Not sure about the last part though) :confused:

Safin was acting like under 14! :rolleyes: People think he is handsome but I only think his behaviour is bad.What's more Juan defends their relationship a lot,he kind person always says hope this event wouldn't affect the relationship. :angel: Not like that guy yells too much,plus I think Juan was right to tell the umpire to continue the match. :)

And today Marat said Robredo's win was pure luck.. :rolleyes:

If Tommy got luck he would win in straight sets. :rolleyes: He is not the top stuff but Safin shouldn't look down on him so much. :rolleyes:

Corinna
05-31-2005, 04:25 PM
And today Marat said Robredo's win was pure luck.. :rolleyes:
:rolleyes: if that was luck, it would also have been luck that marat won again juanqui....

juanqui.ferrero
05-31-2005, 05:32 PM
And today Marat said Robredo's win was pure luck.. :rolleyes:
Actually, I got the feeling that he was only saying that HE didn't have luck, not really that Tommy's win only relied on luck...

JCF_Passione
05-31-2005, 06:02 PM
:rolleyes: if that was luck, it would also have been luck that marat won again juanqui....

you're Totally right!

Lalitha
05-31-2005, 07:22 PM
:rolleyes: if that was luck, it would also have been luck that marat won again juanqui....

One hundred percent. Without luck, how can he come from behind in 3 of the 4 sets?

RogiFan88
05-31-2005, 08:07 PM
But back to the topic of this thread, this is supposed to be "good" things other players have said about Juanqui, so...

Justine Henin-Hardenne [translated from Spanish magazine Tenis a Fondo]:
Q: How did the idea come about to train at Equelite?
A: Antonio, the coach of Juan Carlos, told us we would always be welcome and besides Ferrero is a tennis player for whom I’ve always had enormous respect. :kiss:

carole
05-31-2005, 08:48 PM
Q: How did the idea come about to train at Equelite?
A: Antonio, the coach of Juan Carlos, told us we would always be welcome and besides Ferrero is a tennis player for whom I’ve always had enormous respect. :kiss:
Lovely :)

He should have won the match I think because he was up a break in the third and he had match points.
Oh my gosh :| Roger I love you :kiss: :)

raeesa301
05-31-2005, 09:55 PM
Hey guys! My name's Raeesa! JC is truly THE hottest guy around and simply THE best claycourter (when he's on form) This is what Marat said after the RG match:

"You have to do something extra when you play against Ferrero. You can't just run around the baseline, you have to put pressure on him and take your opportunities."

fleur137
06-01-2005, 12:28 PM
But back to the topic of this thread, this is supposed to be "good" things other players have said about Juanqui, so...

Justine Henin-Hardenne [translated from Spanish magazine Tenis a Fondo]:
Q: How did the idea come about to train at Equelite?
A: Antonio, the coach of Juan Carlos, told us we would always be welcome and besides Ferrero is a tennis player for whom I’ve always had enormous respect. :kiss:

This is such a cool thread!! Keeps us all optimistic when JC has lost. Anyway, that's a really lovely comment from Justine. I'm fast on the way of becoming a fan of hers, especially after her straight win against sharapova...hehehehe.

Lalitha
06-01-2005, 05:21 PM
But back to the topic of this thread, this is supposed to be "good" things other players have said about Juanqui, so...

Justine Henin-Hardenne [translated from Spanish magazine Tenis a Fondo]:
Q: How did the idea come about to train at Equelite?
A: Antonio, the coach of Juan Carlos, told us we would always be welcome and besides Ferrero is a tennis player for whom I’ve always had enormous respect. :kiss:

Wow, isn't that just lovely. :kiss:

And Justine, would you please tell Juanqui your secret of the single handed backhand shot? :lol:

RogiFan88
06-01-2005, 06:13 PM
Wow, isn't that just lovely. :kiss:

And Justine, would you please tell Juanqui your secret of the single handed backhand shot? :lol:

...and mental toughness ;)

Lynne
06-03-2005, 03:04 PM
...and mental toughness ;)

Yeah!! LOL..
Justine really is very tough mentally! :worship:

I♥PsY@Mus!c
06-03-2005, 06:45 PM
Wow,Justine is great! :banana: I like her a lot! :inlove:

plum_juice10
06-04-2005, 11:11 AM
Ahh, lovely Justine, that's why she's MY favourite women's player! (and also the fact that she kicks butt when neccessary...ahem, Sharapova!! muahaha)

C'mon and bring the RG trophy back into the rightful owner's hands!!! :worship:

RogiFan88
06-25-2005, 08:10 PM
Pancakesong posted in the Juanqui News and Articles 2005 thread after Juanqui and Roger's 3rd round wins at Wimby05:

roger federer just said on bbc: "I'm happy he is playing well again.It was Andy roddick, Juan Carlos ferrero and me. i missed him " I don't exactly know how he said it but it was something like this I LOVE ROGER FOR EVER he is só nice!

RogiFan88
06-25-2005, 08:49 PM
Yes unlike Marat, Rogi does have a lot of respect for Juanqui both tennistically and as a person it seems! He said something similar when Juanqui nearly beat him in Dubai this year.

On ESPN today, Rogi was interviewed in the studio by Chris Fowler after his R3 win:

RF: He's won the French Open before so he's used to the big matches. And I'm really happy really to see him back because...

CF [interrupting :mad: ]: He won't be scared of you--he's beaten you before.

RF: He's beaten me too before, obviously he's a great player. He was number one in the world as well. On grass it's an interesting match, I think, because these days you can also play from the baseline, and this is why he's not to underestimate at all.
;) :kiss:

RogiFan88
06-25-2005, 08:51 PM
Stupid Chris Fowler interrupting Rogi when he was going to explain why he's happy to see Juanqui back! :ras:

Corinna
06-25-2005, 08:57 PM
:rolleyes: yeah, stupid one
:worship: rogi :D

thanks for posting :hug:

carole
06-25-2005, 09:23 PM
/Frustrated with Chris Fowler grrrr

:worship: Roger :worship:

Haute
06-25-2005, 10:24 PM
Thanks for posting. :) I saw that on ESPN, but didn't think to post it. :p

emmanuelle76 FRA
06-25-2005, 10:29 PM
you see pat ? with JC in wimbledon ?

Lynne
06-26-2005, 09:16 AM
Wow, thanks Rogifan88!
They do have a lot of respect for each other. Juanqui also said some good things about Roger in GM. And hey, you're using tennistically! Haha!! :)

Lalitha
06-26-2005, 11:21 AM
Wow RogiFan!!!! That's really so nice of Roooooooooogiiiiiiii! :hug:

Genius always respects another Genius!

Iza
06-26-2005, 02:41 PM
Awwwww Rogi that's the sweetest thing I heard in a while :kiss: :worship: ! Yeah I miss them too...the great trio :yeah: good times.... ;)
Rogi is anything but big-headed whatever ppl say :bowdown:

Corinna
06-28-2005, 01:43 PM
Q. You feel motivated by some kind of words that Juan Carlos said in the newspaper this morning, like say, "I can stop the champ"?

ROGER FEDERER: Didn't see it. Didn't see the news, no.

Well, I mean, he's right. He has to be motivated and believe in his chance. I think once you've been No. 1 in the world, your whole career you believe in a chance. I think it's a fantastic player. Maybe grass, of course, is not his favorite surface. But he showed on occasions that he can play really well. I think I had to play a really solid match.

I'm not sure if he's happy with his performance. But it's always interesting to play him, any surface.
:worship: rogi :yeah:

Corinna
06-28-2005, 01:44 PM
Q. How would you compare today's weather conditions on Centre Court with Saturday conditions?

ROGER FEDERER: Well, today I thought it was extremely slow somehow. That was my feeling. Maybe it's because of him. He was not missing. He was making me ‑‑ playing me left to right, as well. Never really had the ‑‑ it was very hard to overpower him, I thought, where normally this is really my strength. I really had the feeling I really had to go for an outright winner to finish the point or take chances.

He was very good I thought also off the defensive side. Where I came to the net on dodgey balls or pretty okay balls, and he passed me it seemed without a problem.

Iza
06-28-2005, 03:33 PM
Roger :worship: always respectful towards his opponents :yeah:
he seems to like Juanqui very much :kiss:
but again, who doesn't like him :angel:

Corinna
07-08-2005, 02:07 PM
"Ferrero is one of the best players in the world, especially on clay," said Nadal about his upcoming opponent. "In Valencia he was very nervous, playing in his home town. In Barcelona I played a really good match. But right now he's playing really good tennis. I need to play aggressively tomorrow," he continued.
:worship:

Jogg
07-08-2005, 11:00 PM
aaww nice comments

RogiFan88
07-20-2005, 02:27 AM
Roger :worship: always respectful towards his opponents :yeah:
he seems to like Juanqui very much :kiss:
but again, who doesn't like him :angel:

Umm...Marat? :p

RogiFan88
07-20-2005, 02:45 AM
An excerpt from Rogi's latest 'fanletter':

"Competing against Juan Carlos Ferrero in the second week was great. After all, he
had been the one Andy Roddick and I chased in 2003 in pursuit of the title as world
number one." :angel:

plum_juice10
07-22-2005, 11:35 AM
Not exactly other players, but other fans...I didn't know where else to put this!

"We know that Federer, Nadal and Safin have guaranteed places as they have won slams (they will all make it in the top 8 anyway even if they hadn't), and providing Roddick and Hewitt have their usual good hard court seasons, they will cement their places to, leaving 3 remaining slots, who do you guys think will get those 3 spots?

My picks are Nalbandian, Ferrero and Coria. Nalbandian has some work to do, but providing he stays injury free he should make it, this part of the season is his best part, especially the tournament in Basel for example which has been good to him in the past.

Ferrero I hope makes the top 8 and takes his rightful place among the mens elite, I still find it laughable and an absolute disgrace that Rome Masters did not grant him a Wild card this year, absolute lunacy."

By another fan..."I hope you're right about Ferrero, I would love to see him in Shanghai competing with the world's best but I don't think it's likely. There are still many clay court tournaments coming up for Davydenko, Coria, Gaudio and Puerta to pick up more points. Davydenko is already over 100pts ahead of Ferrero and won't need a spectacular hard court season to stay in the top 8. Coria will probably win some of the clay tournaments coming up and I can see him reaching the last 16 of Flushing Meadows.

Ferrero will need to rediscover his hard court form of 2 years ago if he's to get himself into the top 8. At the moment, I would give him a 1 in 4 chance of qualifyingf for Shanhai."

This is the link I got it from...

http://www.bbc.co.uk/dna/mbfivelive/F2148567?thread=697153

RogiFan88
09-06-2005, 03:50 AM
OK I don't care for this kid at all, but... :p

Andy Murray:
...Murray said that he had been looking forward to playing Ferrero, that being on court with him would have been an honour.

"Obviously, Ferrero's one of the best players in the world," said Murray. "My chances wouldn't have been so good against him. But Clement has been struggling a little bit. It's probably an easier match than it would have been against Ferrero."
http://sport.scotsman.com/tennis.cfm?id=1888432005

Lynne
09-06-2005, 06:29 AM
Wow.. Seems like Andy Murray is a fan of Juanqui! :)

Ferreromausi
09-06-2005, 10:53 AM
OK I don't care for this kid at all, but... :p

Andy Murray:
...Murray said that he had been looking forward to playing Ferrero, that being on court with him would have been an honour.

"Obviously, Ferrero's one of the best players in the world," said Murray. "My chances wouldn't have been so good against him. But Clement has been struggling a little bit. It's probably an easier match than it would have been against Ferrero."
http://sport.scotsman.com/tennis.cfm?id=1888432005


Hey-that`s cool!
Thanx Murray! :worship:
(and thanx for posting, RogiFan :) )

plum_juice10
09-06-2005, 12:10 PM
Wow.. Seems like Andy Murray is a fan of Juanqui! :)

Who wouldn't be ;)

juanqui.ferrero
09-06-2005, 12:42 PM
Good boy ;)

Corinna
09-06-2005, 02:12 PM
:bowdown: i am beginning to like murray :p

juanqui.ferrero
09-06-2005, 03:16 PM
:bowdown: i am beginning to like murray :p
Hehehe ;)

RogiFan88
02-07-2006, 04:04 AM
Another mention of Juanqui from El Numero Uno Rogelio Federer:

When asked by a Swiss kid who are his most difficult opponents, Roger replied:
"Il y en a quleques-uns. Au debut, c'etait certainement Tim Henman et puis il y a eu David Nalbandian. Andre Agassi est aussi un rival dangereux, tout comme Lleyton Hewitt et Juan Carlos Ferrero. Il faut ajouter a cette liste Rafael Nadal, un jeune joueur particulierement coriace."
Smash magazine Jan/Feb 2006

:awww: He seems to have a lot of respect for dear old Juankers! :)

Trace
02-07-2006, 06:42 AM
Ooooooh. Ooooh!!!! Yeah that's right Roger, you be afraid ;) LOLLL. It's nice to know that the number one player in the world finds him to be "un rival dangereux".

Lynne
02-07-2006, 10:42 AM
Wow, that's great!! Roger thinks Juanqui is a dangerous opponent! :bounce:

Lou_Lou_Ferrero
02-07-2006, 11:34 AM
am i wrong in disliking Murray intensely? what with being british and all... and not only british but half Scottish too.....??

the thing is that i love Johnny Mac but i'm aware that i probably would have hated him too if i'd been around in his super-brat years... so maybe it will be the same with Murray...

anyways, back to the original point of the thread which is that Juanqui is the bestest in the whole wide world and everyone should bow down and worship him :worship: :worship:

heheh, i love Roger- he always has such lovely things to say about his fellow players... and especailly about JCF :)

jcluvva
02-07-2006, 06:59 PM
No you're not wrong in disliking Murray. I dislike him intensely and I'm British too

Mount Goddess
02-07-2006, 08:00 PM
And I am another Brit to add to the list of Murray haters!!!

Corinna
02-07-2006, 08:58 PM
rogi :worship:

RogiFan88
02-07-2006, 10:27 PM
Aw... the poor wee Dunblane haggis!!

RogiFan88
03-17-2006, 03:10 AM
;) I don't know about the last guy, but... :p

Nadal expressed a different brand of pride when he was asked his thoughts about the new generation following on the heels of the class that spawned Federer, Hewitt, Roddick. Poor guy was just throwing out names, but Nadal was very quick to challenge his pecking order. He said, “Not Federer, Roddick, Hewitt - Federer, Roddick, Hewitt, Ferrero, Nalbandian, Coria. . .
http://www.peterbodostennisworld.com/

Haute
03-17-2006, 03:14 AM
I read that comment just about an hour ago on the IW website, and I still don't quite understand what he was trying to say. :shrug: Someone needs to get him a better English teacher. :p

Mini rant: He needs to find one especially so that every freaking sentence doesn't end with, no? :mad: Ahh!! lol You don't need to turn every question into another question! Okay, I think I'm good now...lol

Luna
04-03-2006, 05:25 AM
Searching JC's article by google,I found that.
Thay are from www.gabimoraru.ro/index.html
I appreciate a player said that about him.

Speaking about idols, I think I have forgotten to tell you my tennis heroes and inspirations, haven't I? I'm sure one of them, Andre Agassi, is one of your idols also. I remember when he was younger... in spite of his bad temper he amazed everyone with his enormous talent. Don't forget he has 36 years and he still hits the ball in a way that few players can. He is an amazing inspiration to me. Juan Carlos Ferrero is the player I admire the most from, let's say, the "new generation". Not only he is one of the best clay players in the world, but he is also one with the best attitude.

Fisico
04-11-2006, 06:05 PM
some nice words from Almagro after todays' match.

¨This was a special day for me, against a great player. He was No. 1 of the world and crowd favorite. I´ve been working really hard lately and is nice to see the results coming. It was a great day and that I won´t easily forget.¨ Said Almagro.

http://www.open-comunidad-valenciana.com/en/news/stories/06_tuesday.asp

Ferrero Forever
04-13-2006, 10:44 AM
Damn straight, at least Almagro is great enough to see how great JC is. Woohoo, you rock Almagro (but not as much as JC)

Corinna
04-14-2006, 10:17 AM
:lol: well said mary :hug:

Lou_Lou_Ferrero
04-15-2006, 09:35 PM
awwww bless him. nicely done

RogiFan88
04-28-2006, 03:14 AM
Albert Costa retires after losing to Juanqui in Barcelona06:

""I want to be remembered as a fighter," Costa said. "What's best than losing against Ferrero, who is a great player. After all, this year what I keep is all the friends I've made in the tennis world."

Ferrero Forever
04-28-2006, 10:09 AM
Thats nice, I'm not a Costa fan, but I'm glad that Ferrero ended his career

Jimnik
04-28-2006, 06:30 PM
Nice comments from Albert. But I still don't forgive him for not choking in the 2002 RG final. ;)

sadhbh
04-28-2006, 11:26 PM
Albert Costa seems like a really nice fella, shame he has decided to retire.

RogiFan88
04-29-2006, 02:09 AM
Nice comments from Albert. But I still don't forgive him for not choking in the 2002 RG final. ;)

I forgive Juanqui for choking in his first slam final... ;)

Ferrero Forever
04-29-2006, 09:09 AM
Albert Costa seems like a really nice fella, shame he has decided to retire.
In my experience he hasn't been all that nice. He's a sore loser, thats for sure.

sadhbh
04-29-2006, 02:02 PM
I don't know too much about him, but the things I've heard from him are nice, maybe I missed the bad ones.

RogiFan88
09-04-2006, 07:41 PM
Another one from Rogi after his so-called 'unprecendented' night match on Armstrong in R3 of USO 2006:

Q. You kind of had some more fun moments, overhead smash. Nice to have some moments like that in a Slam match?
ROGER FEDERER: Well, I mean, I think it was a great atmosphere out on Armstrong. I've had some great matches out there, you know, playing against Ferrero years ago, like six years ago. Other ones, too. The crowd's much closer to you. There's less space behind you. They're much more into it. So it's good for a change again to play on that court. You know, that good rallies that turn up, that's usual. But overhead smashes and stuff is always good fun, yeah.
http://www.usopen.org/en_US/news/interviews/2006-09-03/200609041157400995609.html

Good memories for Rogi even though Juanqui beat him six years ago! ;)

RogiFan88
09-04-2006, 11:30 PM
;) Might as well post Andy's gracious comments after the CINCY06 F too:

Q. On the court you mentioned a lot of people don't give Juan Carlos enough respect, he's former No. 1, former Grand Slam champion. Did it mean something for you to beat him in these conditions, with so much on the line?

ANDY RODDICK: I think it might have been nice for us just because maybe we could relate a little bit. There have been some of the same things. You know, he feels a little bit forgotten in Spain, obviously, with what's been going on with Nadal and the whole deal. And Nadal deserves all the credit in the world. At the same time, you know, it's not easy to be No. 1 in the world in something.

So, you know, I'm happy to see him playing well again, and hopefully he'll get back up there where he belongs. :yeah:
http://www.cincytennis.com/en/players/interviews/2006/roddick6.asp

RogiFan88
10-18-2006, 03:48 AM
Press conference of Roger Federer
Madrid, 17th October, 2006

Q. You could face Juan Carlos Ferrero in your next match. He's the last person you played here in Madrid in 2003. Does that have any emotional attachment for you? Do you have any thoughts on that?

ROGER FEDERER: Yeah. We had an important match back then. We were fighting for the number one position towards the end of the year. He came off a good U.S. Open. I came off a good Wimbledon. And the indoor season we knew we were at about the same strength. It was a tough match for me to lose, but he played well. I've actually always enjoyed playing against him because we came up through the juniors together. Then, like I said, we were at the same time at the very, very top.

We had some good battles. I basically turned number one in the world then against him later on at the Australian Open in '04. So that was my big match against him and I won that. I always enjoy playing former world number ones, and there's no difference with Juan Carlos. I always hope they come back to the top like Safin and Hewitt and Roddick and Ferrero belongs to that group of course. :yeah:

Jimnik
10-18-2006, 11:20 AM
Why would anyone hate such a nice guy? :hug:

wudy
10-18-2006, 12:33 PM
Press conference of Roger Federer
Madrid, 17th October, 2006

Q. You could face Juan Carlos Ferrero in your next match. He's the last person you played here in Madrid in 2003. Does that have any emotional attachment for you? Do you have any thoughts on that?

ROGER FEDERER: Yeah. We had an important match back then. We were fighting for the number one position towards the end of the year. He came off a good U.S. Open. I came off a good Wimbledon. And the indoor season we knew we were at about the same strength. It was a tough match for me to lose, but he played well. I've actually always enjoyed playing against him because we came up through the juniors together. Then, like I said, we were at the same time at the very, very top.

We had some good battles. I basically turned number one in the world then against him later on at the Australian Open in '04. So that was my big match against him and I won that. I always enjoy playing former world number ones, and there's no difference with Juan Carlos. I always hope they come back to the top like Safin and Hewitt and Roddick and Ferrero belongs to that group of course. :yeah:

roger is so nice.it seems he and jc are good friends

RogiFan88
10-18-2006, 02:58 PM
Rogi and Juanqui respect each other. ;) At least someone says something about Juanqui [even if the Spanish press have all but forgotten him... ].

Ferrero Forever
10-22-2006, 12:20 PM
Aww that is lovely. Roger rocks!!!

Joyce_23
11-18-2006, 10:40 AM
Nice quote from Rog! He always gives him a lot of respect, I remember him saying something similar when he had to play Ferrero in the fourth round at Wimbledon 2005.

RogiFan88
04-22-2007, 06:27 AM
:yeah: More proof of Rogi's R-E-S-P-E-C-T for Juanqui:

Post match interview with Rogi after Monte Carlo 2007 SF vs. Juanqui (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TvSrT4S9grE)

Jimnik
04-22-2007, 12:24 PM
Yeah, I saw that on ATP Masters Series TV. It was nice to hear him mention the lucky netcord he got when he faced the BP at 1-3 down. As he said, he never looked back after that, winning 7 games in a row to go 6-3 2-0 up. He also said he changed tactic a bit, trying to mix it up more and hit more FHs.

I also saw JC's interview. He was also respecting how good Roger is, that he's the best player in the world and that he believes that he's improved so much on clay over the last few years. He also mentioned the netcord in the first set. ;)

I just hope they play more often, especially throughout this clay season. I reckon, with the right draw, they could meet again at either Rome, Hamburg or RG.

RogiFan88
05-17-2007, 03:42 AM
Rogi's at it again...saying how happy he is to play Juanqui...and this time admiring his style! :yeah:

Post match presser after Rog d Monaco R1 Hamburg07 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZZjzfsYgPh0)

Jimnik
05-19-2007, 01:04 AM
I love the "sparks always fly" comment he made about Safin. :lol:

Yeah, Roger does tend to say nice things about players he always beats. ;)

That's 6 wins in a row against JC now. :o

RogiFan88
05-19-2007, 03:51 AM
He can't help it if he always beats most players. Anyway, he said the nice things BEFORE he beat Juanqui, remember. ;)

He doesn't just say nice things about players he beats all the time, he also waxed lyrical about playing a night match on Louis Armstrong vs. Juanqui back in 2000, which Juanqui won btw. (see post# 153 above) ;)

Ferrero Forever
05-19-2007, 09:08 AM
aww that was so nice, I love Roger

*bunny*
05-19-2007, 06:39 PM
Just read it though and it seems this hasn't been posted yet.

Agassi after losing to JC in USO 2003 semi, after which JC succeeded him as No.1 in the entry ranking.
Some stupid questions, but Agassi is speaking very highly of JC! :yeah:

========================================

September 6, 2003
Andre Agassi
NEW YORK CITY

THE MODERATOR: First question for Andre, please.

Q. How satisfied were you with how you played today?

ANDRE AGASSI: Well, I felt I did everything pretty well except serve. Serve in the first two and a half sets, I wasn't serving too well. I wasn't getting any free points on my serve. You know, with two good baseliners, whoever is getting a few more free points with the serve has a pretty big advantage. He was just taking care of his business better than I was.

Q. How did you see Ferrero? There's been a lot of talking about him playing on hard court. He was quite angry, quite upset, because the people were talking about he was better on clay. How did you see him today on hard court?

ANDRE AGASSI: Not as good as clay, but better than me.

Q. What made the difference today?

ANDRE AGASSI: Well, I didn't serve well for the first two and a half sets. He was getting a lot more free points on the serve. He was taking a lot -- had a lot more freedom to take more chances with the ground strokes. By the time I was getting into the match, I was already two sets down. So that's difficult.

[...]

Q. How much has he improved his serve? Seemed to have a lot of problems with his kick serve.

ANDRE AGASSI: Yeah, it was breezy out there, too. You know, it's an effective serve. It's a lot of kick. He can mix it up pretty well. If you don't get good length on the return or good direction, he starts controlling the point immediately. He does a great job with the serve, but also with the way he plays after the serve.

Q. Obviously, he's played a lot of matches in a row. For you coming back, it's tough. How did you feel?

ANDRE AGASSI: Yeah, I felt all right. Maybe that was the problem with my serve. I wasn't quite using my legs as well as I normally do. But, I mean, this hasn't been easy for any of the players. He dealt with it better than I did today. He got up the two sets. I got my teeth into the match and almost turned it around. But just a little too big of a hill to climb.

Q. In the fourth set you held on Love-40 on your serve. Did you feel that would be a turning point psychologically in your favor?

ANDRE AGASSI: Well, it certainly was a big advantage to get out of that game. But you never know where the turning points come, so you just keep working hard to try to get a step closer every point. You know, the side that I eventually lost my serve from was the harder side to hold. That was against the wind. You know, he hit a few deep shots and I caught a few little bit off center and made a couple errors and he hit a couple good shots. All of a sudden he broke me at love. Then he's just a sprint away from the finish line. I had three breakpoints, little frustrated. I should have converted there. I probably went for a big forehand too early in one of them. But, you know, that's the way it goes.

[...]

Q. Juan Carlos is going to be playing his fourth match tomorrow. How do you think he'll hold up, having been across the net from him the last couple hours?

ANDRE AGASSI: Well, I'm sure it's not easy. He'll be all right. I mean, he's one match away. So if there's ever a time to find a little bit extra, it will be tomorrow. You know, the other guys are playing a few days in a row, too, so you never know how things transpire. If one of those guys has an easy day, then it's gonna make it tougher on him, no question. But a lot can happen in one match.

Q. You've played a lot of great baseliners over the years. How do you think his baseline game ranks?

ANDRE AGASSI: He's really offensive off both wings. You know, certainly one of the best; there's no question.

Q. Visually, kind of a defining moment for Ferrero was when he made the shot between his legs. Can you describe what you were thinking on that point and kind of what you saw what he did.

ANDRE AGASSI: Well, when I got the lob over his head, I started moving forward. And I said, "Why am I doing this? I don't really want to hit a volley." (Laughter). "Screw it, I'll do it anyhow." (Laughter). Then he made a shot between his legs. As it left my racquet, I said, "I told you so, you jerk." As he was running for it, I said, "I deserve this." (Laughter).

[...]

Q. If it is Andy tomorrow, how do you think he'll stack up against Juan Carlos? You've played them both.

ANDRE AGASSI: Listen, if you could start the point off from the baseline, it would be a very one-sided match. But, unfortunately, the serve is a monster factor. If you can't return serve, you can't win a match. Andy has that weapon in his arsenal. So if Andy has a great serving day, call it like it is, it's gonna be tough for anybody to beat him. But if he's a little off and gets -- Juan Carlos gets into some of the points, Andy's gonna feel him.

Q. Is he as underrated in the locker room as he is among the fans and public?

ANDRE AGASSI: Underrated?

Q. Yeah, obviously players respect him. Out there, nobody knows him.

ANDRE AGASSI: No, I mean, players know each other, you know. Everybody knows what everybody's capable of. You'd be surprised how well we know each other.

Q. What's to be respected, was my question?

ANDRE AGASSI: He moves incredibly well. He hits both wings, big cross court, big up-the-line, just short and hard. He flattens it out. Plays it high with spin. The guy has a lot of variety in his game. You know, he knows how to play big points. He's always taking a good cut at the ball. You know, if you don't have the power to sort of neutralize that somehow, he's gonna control it from the word "go." That's tough on most guys.

[...]

Q. Is Ferrero a deserving No. 1? If you have to lose that ranking, do you feel good - not good - about losing it to him?

ANDRE AGASSI: You'd have to explain to me how you're not a deserving No. 1. That equation doesn't even make sense.

Q. As you said before, people don't really know who he is.

ANDRE AGASSI: You should have just turned on CBS today.

Q. Sorry.

ANDRE AGASSI: No, no, don't apologize to me. Apologize to him. He's No. 1 in the world, if that's what it is. He's worked hard for that. He's done it on clay, done it on hard court. Anybody that sees it differently, that's their issue; not his.

[...]

*bunny*
05-19-2007, 06:47 PM
And Hewitt after losing to JC in 2003 USO QF.
(I saw one quote from this interview on Page 1 of this thread, so I'm posting different quotes.)

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Q. Maybe not too many guys would have beaten him today, the way he was playing?

LLEYTON HEWITT: No, he was great. You've really got to take your hat off to him. You know, I felt like I went up another notch from yesterday. I felt like I hit the ball a lot better, especially my backhand. Backhand cross court didn't quite -- you know, backhand down the line, I probably didn't hit that great today. But, yeah, he played well. He mixed up his serve extremely well. You know, he's getting tougher and tougher on these kind of courts.

[...]

Q. You had a great match with Juan Carlos in Shanghai, a close match. What's changed in his game in the last eight months?

LLEYTON HEWITT: Well, I felt like he played a pretty bloody good game in Shanghai, as well. Obviously, in the end, I was a bit lucky to get over the line being down a break twice in the fifth set. I felt like I played an incredible match in Shanghai to win that. Probably not a lot's changed. The standard we were playing there for three sets today was pretty good. It was definitely up with the standard of Shanghai. In Shanghai I felt like I played great two sets and then, you know, got a little bit tired, I think, in the third and fourth, and somehow was able to find something late in the fifth.

Q. Did he do anything different?

LLEYTON HEWITT: Not a whole heap different. I felt like he was playing pretty well at the end of last year.

Jimnik
05-19-2007, 06:51 PM
Yes, I remember those interviews. Particularly Hewitt talking about JC's backhands down the line and Agassi talking about how JC deserves to be world #1.

Lynne
06-30-2007, 03:28 PM
I got these from the tennis section of yahoo.com: Juanqui vs Blake (2007 Wimbledon 3rd Round)

Blake admirably chose to offer words of praise for Ferrero, the 27-year-old who will now fancy his chances of moving into the quarterfinals when he faces Serb Janko Tipsarevic in the fourth round.

Blake said: "(Ferrero) played exceptional tennis. He raised his game unbelievably in the second and third sets. He was confident. He was playing like when he was number one in the world. He served unbelievable and was taking advantage of every chance he got, and my serve went away a little bit and he took advantage of every chance."

:worship:

MissFairy
07-01-2007, 10:50 AM
Blakes words paintthe true picture. Ferrero played so amazingly well. I went to watch him in his first round and then again against Blake, and the difference in levels of play was amazing. He played great and deserved the win :yeah:

Jimnik
07-01-2007, 11:50 AM
Blake has always been a good sportsman and a nice guy. :yeah:

plum_juice10
07-05-2007, 06:19 PM
The great John McEnroe on BBC says something along the lines of...

"This is the best chance that Ferrero has to beat Federer on grass and not on clay" (with great emotion I mite add :p)

I don't really kno the exact words but if anyone else saw that.. Hope he is rite and the rain goes in JC's favour VAMOS!!

Lynne
07-07-2007, 01:24 PM
Roger Federer (SUI)[1] beat Juan Carlos Ferrero (ESP)[20] 7-6 (7-2), 3-6, 6-1, 6-3

Q. Presumably this last week has been your most bizarre spell at a Grand Slam.

ROGER FEDERER: Well, it's been nice for me. I've been okay. I knew the danger of, you know, my first match after the long break again, of course, so it could have been an advantage and a disadvantage.

Now that I'm through, I think it's definitely a bit of an advantage. Conditions were really difficult today on top of that. You know, that you haven't played maybe doesn't help as well. I think it was a tough match.

I expected. Ferrero is a good player. He served very well in the second set. I missed a couple shots. But it's been kind of a strange week, no doubt.


Q. You seemed to find your game in the third set. What did you go through after losing the second?

ROGER FEDERER: Well, I think he served extremely well in the second set so it made it hard for me to break him. He had games where he almost didn't hit a second serve. I felt it was really difficult.

Then I think I had this one game when I missed maybe two kind of easy forehands to go down Love 30 instead of going up 30 Love. That was a turning point. I got broken after that. He served it out.

It was a bit of a pity, but he's a tough player. After that I think I just improved a little bit on my backhand. I made more returns because I was just missing the crucial returns in the second set. 30 All point, up the T, I couldn't block it back. Usually I make it. I kind of gave him a few too many free points in that second set.

:angel:

RogiFan88
07-04-2008, 03:46 AM
After Rogi's win over Ancic in Wimby08 QF, notice how he mentions Juanqui first :angel:

Q. How dangerous is Safin now? Obviously he's not the same player as 2005, but he's got the two Grand Slam titles and he's obviously motivated again. Do you see him at the same danger level you might have a few years ago?


ROGER FEDERER: Well, yeah, I mean, you've got to look at these guys, Ferrero, Roddick, Safin, Hewitt, these guys who have been No. 1 in the world and have won Grand Slams, you take them like they would be No. 1 in the world in some ways, because one day anybody can play great, especially the former greats like them. So I never looked at Marat like No. 89 in the world. I mean, that's ridiculous. You know, he knows that himself. He's finally showing again what he can do. It's just quite surprising he does it here at Wimbledon in some ways, because he used to dislike playing on this surface. So it should be interesting, because last year I wasn't happy to see Safin in my draw. I'm never happy. He probably knows that. Just been disappointed with the way he's been playing lately, but hopefully he's got a second thing going here in his career. I'm looking forward to playing him in case he wins this.

http://www.wimbledon.org/en_GB/news/interviews/2008-07-02/200807021215021824484.html

Ferrero Forever
07-04-2008, 09:18 AM
Aww I love Roger

carlos pera
12-28-2009, 12:13 AM
I have found in a news article some words that the Olimpic Commitee president,Jacques Rogge,dedicated to Juan Carlos.

He was asked in an interview what did he thought about the new mixed doubles in the Olympic Games and he said that "it will be really exciting,imagine there would had been a doubles match with Arantxa Sanchez Vicario and Ferrero,it would had been great". :)

Complete interview here (http://www.elpais.com/articulo/deportes/Madrid/deberia/saber/ganar/perder/elpepidep/20091226elpepidep_1/Tes)

Edda
04-03-2010, 06:07 PM
Another reason why Roger Federer is one of my favorite players. He appreciates good talent. The best always tend to appreciate other good players.

Edda
08-15-2010, 03:03 AM
Nice comments from everyone, especially Roger, Rafa and Ferru! Good players and good men!

carlos pera
11-21-2010, 04:03 PM
I saw today that on a interview that Roger offered to a german press , he was talking that he was dissapointed that there is no young tennis player reaching the elite of tennis nowadays . The he said that when he was a teenage , there where usually on each season two or three players which where very talented and he mentioned Hewitt , Safin , Roddick and Ferrero :)

Great words from Roger , hope he wins the Masters

Edda
11-23-2010, 01:28 PM
Roger again had it absolutely right. I cannot imagine who will take the place of the current great players like Juanqui, Roger and Rafa when they retire. I hope that isn't any time soon.