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Jogg
09-21-2004, 10:24 PM
Nearly DC semi's time

How does everyone think Juanqui will do in the Davis Cup?
I think he should win his matches (let's hope he is fully fit), DC usually seems to bring out the best in him.

plum_juice10
09-21-2004, 10:32 PM
He will win them all...and in straight sets...6-0! woohoo!! but i do think that he should do quite well...playin for his country, on his home turf etc. so i guess there would be no reason y he shouldnt, unless he is unfit...heaven forbid!

Vamos Juanqui!

|-Safin_Coria-|
09-22-2004, 12:21 AM
when is he playing?

Daniel
09-22-2004, 09:18 AM
Good luck !!! :bigclap: :D :bounce:

Ferrero Forever
09-22-2004, 11:38 AM
i think he will do very well. Vamos Juanqui!!!

~EMiLiTA~
09-22-2004, 01:09 PM
when is he playing?

this weekend in the davis cup...probably singles on Friday and possibly Sunday too

Corinna
09-22-2004, 02:39 PM
I'm sure he'll do his best. Who will play the double and the other single matches?

~EMiLiTA~
09-22-2004, 02:47 PM
I'm sure he'll do his best. Who will play the double and the other single matches?

doubles: Tommy Robredo & Rafael Nadal
singles: JC and Carlos Moya

(I heard that Tommy may play one of the singles on the Sunday, but that's not definite)

Corinna
09-22-2004, 04:25 PM
I hope juanqui is allowed to play two matches.
He needs confidence

Pink Panther
09-22-2004, 06:50 PM
From http://www.davisup.com

Sanchez Confident of Spain's Chances
Juan Carlos Ferrero might mark 2004 down as one of the more difficult years of his career, but former Spanish favourite Emilio Sanchez warned that he could still have a major part to play in the Davis Cup by BNP Paribas.

With Spain taking on France at the weekend, Ferrero's form and fitness mean that he is not a certainty to occupy one of the two singles berths. The Spaniard has struggled all year to shake off rib and wrist problems, and with Carlos Moya, Tommy Robredo and young Rafael Nadal all waiting in the wings, the pressure is on for him to prove himself.

According to Sanchez, he is worth waiting for.

“Even if Ferrero is struggling a little bit because of the injuries he has been getting, for the Davis Cup he is going to be ready,” said Sanchez.

“I would wait. If he is ready on clay he is still a big force.”

Whether or not the 24-year-old Spaniard does make the singles slot, Sanchez believes Spain are the firm favourites to win.

“I would be very, very surprised if Spain lost,” he said.

“France always have a good doubles team, they always have a good team-spirit and they achieve results away many times which no-one expects - like when they won the final away in Australia.

“But Spain is really a power today, and we have four players that could win matches against France. I would be surprised if France wins – I think Spain is a big favourite, and with Moya in such great shape we have a great chance.”

And, if Spain is a power today, Sanchez shudders to think what they might become.

In charge of his own tennis academy, the Spaniard gets to see the amount of promising juniors coming through with his own eyes.

“At the last futures tournament in Alicante, from 120 in the qualifying, 90 guys were from Spain,” said Sanchez. “So, from 90 guys at future level, unless we do something bad, something good is going to come from that.”

But why is there so many of them?

“Spain has always been a country that produces players because of the way we work,” says Sanchez. “We produce disciplined players - hard workers who are not spoiled, and there is a lot of competition. When the competition is there, if you lie down, the other guys pass over the top of you.”

It is a mantra that always served Sanchez well in his career.

These days he still plays on the Delta Tour of Champions, but when he looks back, it is the Davis Cup that provides his best memories.

“For me it was incredible – the best feeling I had,” he said.

“It was always great pride, a great atmosphere and if you were playing at home there was big pressure. Everybody was behind you. The difference with the normal tour was that there were people that liked you, and people that didn’t like you, but in Davis Cup, because of the national pride, even if they didn’t like you they were with you.”

Jogg
09-22-2004, 09:52 PM
I hope juanqui is allowed to play two matches.
He needs confidence

I guess this will depend on how he plays in his first match

MissPovaFan
09-22-2004, 10:10 PM
To be honest I can easily see this match being 5-0 to Spain now Grosjean wont be playing. Although saying that Llodra-Santoro doubles team should make it 4-1.

Canuck_Chick
09-23-2004, 01:05 AM
I think JC is gonna play well...maybe he'll get some extra confidance if he wins

Ferrero Forever
09-23-2004, 04:28 AM
mabye, of course he will. Any win will give him confidence, but any loss will destroy it

~EMiLiTA~
09-23-2004, 02:32 PM
well it says he's definitely down to play against Santoro tomorrow...and of course they've got him down to play the deciding rubber against Mathieu on Sunday...but as you say, it depends on how he plays tomorrow whether he's put in or not...personally, considering it's Alicante, I'd say they'll put him in regardless (unless he's really injured of course)

Jogg
09-23-2004, 10:37 PM
pics from DC practise :)

Crazy_Fool
09-23-2004, 10:59 PM
Thanks for the pics :hearts:

And sooner or later things are gonna turn for JC, i just hope this is the time

Ferrero Forever
09-24-2004, 05:11 AM
great pics, n i couldn't have said it better myself crazy_fool. We'll just have to see how he goes and hope for the best

Lalitha
09-24-2004, 03:01 PM
Good luck JC! Hope Spain wins Davis cup and JC a good reason for that. That would erase the bad taste for the whole year.

Lalitha
09-24-2004, 03:03 PM
http://imgnews.naver.com/image/091/2004/09/24/v_00281126.jpg

I wish I were that...

Crazy_Fool
09-24-2004, 06:56 PM
Just saw JC on TV, man he looked really depressed and out of sorts again towards the end of the match :sad:

The first 2 sets were great, but then his level of play seemed to just totally drop. He then went 3-0 up, before losing his lead and double faulting on BP. He had totally lost it, i'm glad they went off for bad light, otherwise it could have been worse. Still, tomorrows another day i guess.

And Lathlia - me too ;)

roisin
09-24-2004, 07:46 PM
yeah wot happened near the end?! he sucked! he got cut lucky dat play was suspended, he luked lik he was dead tired.

|-Safin_Coria-|
09-24-2004, 10:12 PM
:sad: comon Juanqui......you can do :kiss:

Corinna
09-24-2004, 10:34 PM
I'm sure he can..

Jogg
09-24-2004, 11:44 PM
Just saw JC on TV, man he looked really depressed and out of sorts again towards the end of the match :sad:

The first 2 sets were great, but then his level of play seemed to just totally drop. He then went 3-0 up, before losing his lead and double faulting on BP. He had totally lost it, i'm glad they went off for bad light, otherwise it could have been worse. Still, tomorrows another day i guess.

And Lathlia - me too ;)

Yeah, I watched the match too. He played brillantly in the first two sets :) . But the third :eek: It was painful to watch. But he did look really hot in that red shirt.

Anyone know what time he's playing tomorrow?

|-Safin_Coria-|
09-25-2004, 12:26 AM
oO red shirt?! any pix :D

I♥PsY@Mus!c
09-25-2004, 12:35 AM
Come on Come on Juan, :fiery::bounce::bigwave: you will win the match and become a spain hero!!! :clap2::rocker::rocker2:

Jogg
09-25-2004, 12:57 AM
Some Match pics :)

Ferrero Forever
09-25-2004, 01:52 AM
nice pics, i really think JC is back in form now. COME ON AND BE THE HERO, moya stuffed up big time so it's up to you to lead spain to victory

holagirl56
09-25-2004, 04:03 AM
Anyone know the story of the necklace he's wearing?

Lalitha
09-25-2004, 08:11 AM
I wish I knew that story holagirl.

I'm a bit worried and scared since it will be like a new match for both the players and Santoro is a bit dangerous.

But Come on JC!

Ferrero Forever
09-25-2004, 10:24 AM
i think patricia gave it to him. The match should start in 5 minutes if i'm not mistaken, i can't wait. VAMOS JUANQUI

Corinna
09-25-2004, 10:39 AM
is anyone able to watch his match. in germany only the german davis cup is shown :sad:

Jogg
09-25-2004, 10:59 AM
Yeah. They are showing it here.

Deco
09-25-2004, 11:04 AM
they don't by us.. on 'teletext' (i don't know if you call it in every country the same..) they say that they don't playh now because of falling darkness.. what does that mean? :confused:

Jogg
09-25-2004, 11:33 AM
He WON!!

6-3 in the fourth :bounce:

Corinna
09-25-2004, 12:39 PM
falling darkness - i thinl it means it was too dark to play because it was late in the evening
in Germany it's also called "teletext"

I knew he could win!! I'm sure he'll doing well in the next match, too. :yeah:

~EMiLiTA~
09-25-2004, 01:13 PM
yeah falling darkness would just have meant that it was poor light

Crazy_Fool
09-25-2004, 01:13 PM
Great to see Ferrero win easily today. Hopefully Robredo/Nadal will win today, as i really want JC to have something to show from this season.

sol
09-25-2004, 01:19 PM
Well done, Juanqui :hug: :kiss:
Good luck Tommy/Rafael :D

Lynne
09-25-2004, 01:52 PM
YEAH!! Juanqui won!!!!!!!!!
Now it's up to Tommy and Rafa...

~EMiLiTA~
09-25-2004, 02:07 PM
well it's a tie break in the first set...they're up a mini break 3-2

Sharon
09-25-2004, 04:01 PM
yay! good job juanqui :D :yeah: i think he'll play tomorrow now proabbly since he won that match ... rest up :)

as for the doubles, they r up 2 sets to 1 now so vamos!

Iza
09-25-2004, 08:40 PM
go Juanqui :bounce: ! Beat Paulo 2 moro!!!!!!

|-Safin_Coria-|
09-25-2004, 09:31 PM
yayyyy Juanqui!!!! :banana:
:kiss: and :hug: for you :D

|-Safin_Coria-|
09-25-2004, 09:32 PM
oh yeah! the red outfit isn't bad :p
thanx for postin the pix :)

Ferrero Forever
09-26-2004, 11:54 AM
i'm so proud of him, i think he will beat mathieu AND i think (and hope) i can add a 2004 part to my signature with the heineken open shanghai. He's playing a qualifier and i think he will win this tournament

Corinna
09-26-2004, 11:57 AM
do you have the draw?
can anybody please post it?

Ferrero Forever
09-26-2004, 12:49 PM
go to www.atptennis.com and click on the link from there

plum_juice10
09-26-2004, 01:02 PM
Ne tough opponants u think from the draw that COULD actually beat JC? Lets hope not though!

Corinna
09-26-2004, 09:06 PM
why did tommy play instead of juanqui?
is he injured?

Jogg
09-26-2004, 10:33 PM
I heard that he has pulled out of shanghai due to a bad blister on his hand. I think thats prob why Tommy played.

Jogg
09-26-2004, 10:38 PM
Here's the article

The question now is: will Nadal be offered a singles berth in that final? He himself thinks not. "If necessary I can play singles and doubles," he said, "but I think Ferrero and Moya are still favourites to play the singles if they're playing well."

That could be a big "if". Ferrero and Moya are both carrying injuries, Ferrero's right-hand blister is enough to cause him to withdraw from this coming week's tournament in Shanghai, while Moya is struggling with shoulder and knee niggles, as well as damaged confidence following his five-sets defeat to Paul-Henri Mathieu on Friday. They need to play well in the eight remaining weeks of the season, most of which takes place on fast indoor courts which they prefer less than the clay on which they will play December's Davis Cup by BNP Paribas final.

The impression from the weekend was that Nadal might currently be a better clay-court player than Moya. The elder Mallorcan, who is desperate for a Davis Cup winner's medal after missing the 2000 triumph through injury and being on the losing side against Australia last year, is a vastly improved player on faster surfaces but seems to have lost some of his patience on clay.

Spain certainly enjoyed a fair bit of luck over the past weekend. The injury to Fabrice Santoro that prevented him from playing in the doubles turned a match the French were expected to win into a 50:50, and Nadal's brilliance in singles rescued a potentially embarrassing situation when the Spaniards discovered neither Ferrero nor Moya could play on the final day. Ferrero's late withdrawal prompted a decision to put Robredo in against Clement and leave Nadal to face Mathieu, but the backroom staff were too late announcing the switch, so Robredo had to face Mathieu after all. As it happened, Robredo won the dead rubber 64 64 to make the overall score 4-1.

So to the final, and Moya raised an interesting prospect. Asked if he thought the Americans might turn to Andre Agassi for their second singles slot, Moya replied: "It would be great - Roddick, Agassi and the [Bryan] twins, it would be one of the best finals possible. But I don't know if he's going to change his mind right now."

liptea
09-27-2004, 03:46 AM
You know, even as a Carlos Moya fan, I'm thrilled Juan Carlos is back.

I love that dude. :cool:

Ferrero Forever
09-27-2004, 11:44 AM
i love him too. I can't believe he pulled out, he had such a good chance to win shanghai. Oh well, just so long as he gets better (geez that sentence sounds like something i've said before)

Iza
09-27-2004, 12:10 PM
he pulled out :sad: NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO :hysteric:

Corinna
09-27-2004, 01:11 PM
I hope he recovers soon

Ferrero Forever
09-27-2004, 01:18 PM
he will because it's only blisters

Corinna
09-27-2004, 02:12 PM
the teletext in Germany still tells me juanqui would play...:fiery:
stupid thing

liptea
09-27-2004, 04:27 PM
he will because it's only blisters


I think he pulled out for more rest to make sure he comes back healthy. After a year of horrible injuries, he should make sure that he comes back correctly and not rush it. I think that's what happened too often this year. He rush his chicken pox to play Davis Cup, messed up at the TMS, tried to rush back, hurt himself, etc. I'm glad he's getting rest. If it means he comes back stronger next year, :bigclap: :clap2:

roisin
09-27-2004, 05:42 PM
lets hope so......

carole
09-28-2004, 09:24 PM
OMG ROISIN YOU'RE HERE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
unbelievable LOL
:'')
for once in a lifetime i thought i lost you,
but you just keeop following me!
NOOOOOOOOO
lol
hahahah
(ps: it's 22:22pm over here lol)

Jogg
09-28-2004, 09:52 PM
I've just read on the teletext that he pulled out of Shanghai cause of wrist and knee injuries ( :confused: ). So does he have blisters, wrist or knee problems or all three?
Bless him, he's falling apart :sad:

Crazy_Fool
09-28-2004, 10:24 PM
I've just read on the teletext that he pulled out of Shanghai cause of wrist and knee injuries ( :confused: ). So does he have blisters, wrist or knee problems or all three?
Bless him, he's falling apart :sad:
I know :crying2: According to what i've read, he has all three.

Get well soon Juanqui, what a terrible year, hope he can have at least one thing to shout about at the end of it.

|-Safin_Coria-|
09-29-2004, 12:36 AM
oh nooooooooo! Juanqui :sad:
:hug: and :kiss: to him -- get well asap!!!!

Sharon
09-29-2004, 03:36 AM
:hug: Juanqui :sad:
since when did he have a knee injury? and when did he injure his wrist?? omg what a horrible year for him :sobbing: and i thought it was only the blisters

get well soon!!!!!!!!!

Iza
09-29-2004, 06:22 AM
Let's hope the DC win is going to make him abit happy after this horrible year :tears:

Ferrero Forever
09-29-2004, 07:53 AM
oh no, knee and wrist injuries too? and Roisin, i adore your avatar

Corinna
09-29-2004, 06:27 PM
oh, what a horrible year :sad:

roisin
09-29-2004, 07:57 PM
OMG ROISIN YOU'RE HERE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
unbelievable LOL
:'')
for once in a lifetime i thought i lost you,
but you just keeop following me!
NOOOOOOOOO
lol
hahahah
(ps: it's 22:22pm over here lol)


hahahahaha....i didnt even no u wer ere! oh well, anything u can do i can do better n all that!

Roisin, i adore your avatar

i thank u! quite fine innit?!

juanqui.ferrero
09-30-2004, 04:05 PM
OMG ROISIN YOU'RE HERE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
unbelievable LOL
:'')
for once in a lifetime i thought i lost you,
but you just keeop following me!
NOOOOOOOOO
lol
hahahah
(ps: it's 22:22pm over here lol)
Hey gals ! I'm here too ! ;)

roisin
09-30-2004, 04:45 PM
woah wher u did u come from?! how cum we always end up everywher?! oh god its high-larious! maiki - luv ur avatar!

carole
09-30-2004, 08:04 PM
LOL Maïlys!
I knew you were a member here... but I forgot! :S
But now, yes, NOW i remember! lol
(LOL OMG member, REmember... oh silly joke! oh well that's me hahaha)
OMG we are chatting to each other on 3 different forums, AND msn hahahaha... lol If Juan Carlos knew this... hahaha

Lalitha
10-01-2004, 03:51 PM
Girls, I'm here too.

Where Juanqui is, there is ...........

I♥PsY@Mus!c
10-08-2004, 07:14 PM
http://imgnews.naver.com/image/091/2004/09/24/v_00281126.jpg

I wish I were that...

Excuse me.I went to this website www.epakorea.co.kr and want to ENLARGE the pics but I can't.It's seems have to login in but I don't know where the application. :awww: How can you find the bigger version?Or other one would tell me?thanks a lot!!! :hug:
Juan is so handsome in this pic. :smooch::lick::kiss::hearts::crazy:

Jogg
11-28-2004, 12:31 AM
pic from practice in Seville

good luck JC :kiss:

I♥PsY@Mus!c
11-28-2004, 08:02 AM
http://www.terra.es/addon/img/deportes/71ebada7f4f8bg.jpg

You can beat everyone in DC!!! :rocker2:

Ferrero Forever
11-28-2004, 09:37 AM
ooh, nice

JuanChuffy007
11-28-2004, 11:14 AM
Nice pics! Thanks for posting :D!

storm923
11-28-2004, 11:18 AM
Nice,thanks for ur pic.Jogg

Lynne
11-28-2004, 01:47 PM
Thanks for the pics!! :)

Artemis
11-29-2004, 04:56 AM
Training

Ferrero Forever
11-29-2004, 07:52 AM
Wow, great pics, heres a wallpaper i made for the davis cup, its pretty crap though

Crazy_Fool
11-29-2004, 08:06 PM
Mary i love it!! Its brilliant.

Jogg
11-29-2004, 10:20 PM
its great :yeah:

Ferrero Forever
11-30-2004, 06:15 AM
thanks, but it's really blurry, i'm going to make a better one soon. and i have bad news, my auntie's TV is broken, so i can't get to see the davis cup final :(

I♥PsY@Mus!c
11-30-2004, 06:54 AM
Hi everyone,here is the link that may help you search some photos and news of Juan :lick: easily http://es.search.yahoo.com/search/news?p=ferrero+&ei=UTF-8&fr=nhp&fl=0&x=wrt unfortunately I must have finished the assignment before tomorrow and others in these few days, :bigcry: I don't want to miss anything about him,pls help me,thanks! ;)

Spanish team!
http://www.as.com/recorte.php?id=LCO&xref=20041130dasdaimas_4&type=Ies

http://www.terra.es/addon/img/deportes/tenis/1ab6de4ferrero358x187p.jpg

Also found some previous pics! :hearts:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v260/JR427/123/JCT/JuanSantoro.jpg

Ferrero Forever
11-30-2004, 08:05 AM
wow, thats very nice

Lynne
11-30-2004, 02:34 PM
Mary, your wallpaper looks fine! :)
Thanks CrAzYgIrL♥TR for the pics!! :)
The Spanish team is just adorable!!

JuanChuffy007
11-30-2004, 03:20 PM
great pics!! :D:D

Carlita
11-30-2004, 04:03 PM
The wallpaper is great! Thanks!!! :)

loret
11-30-2004, 09:47 PM
I read an AP story from today that stated that JC is nursing a blister on his right thumb. Has anyone else heard something similar? I imagine it's not serious but the poor guy just needs to be totally healthy for once and for all.

Ferrero Forever
12-01-2004, 06:21 AM
Oh No, thats terrible, i haven't heard anything but i really hope you're wrong. He should still win his match, with or without blisters.

~EMiLiTA~
12-01-2004, 02:28 PM
yeah I saw that on the Spanish news today...he said it wasn't that bad and the doctor also said it wasn't that bad but because of where it was he needed to have lots of bandages that made it look worse. But when I saw it, it looked quite nasty (but then, most blisters look nasty to me)

roisin
12-01-2004, 06:03 PM
wow another injury....why am i not surprised?

roisin
12-01-2004, 06:05 PM
http://www.daviscup.com/shared/medialibrary/image/gallery/DC_3502_gallery.JPG

Jogg
12-01-2004, 09:59 PM
hope he's gonna be ok for the match on Friday

Ferrero Forever
12-02-2004, 06:15 AM
i think he will be, it's only blisters after all, and how hot does he look in the pic roisin posted?

Luna
12-02-2004, 09:19 AM
Nothing can stop his win in DC ,including blisters.

Luna
12-02-2004, 09:30 AM
Poor baby,hope you get well soon.
http://bbs.dbpw.com/UploadFile/2004-12/2004122172943847.jpg

Ferrero Forever
12-02-2004, 10:59 AM
What match on Friday? Nadal is going to play instead. Juanqui won't be playing. So disappointed and upset, have to wait until Janurary to watch Juanqui play. The one match Australia televises, he doesnt get the chance to play

~EMiLiTA~
12-02-2004, 01:20 PM
is it being televised on free to air TV Mary? Or do you have foxtel?

~EMiLiTA~
12-02-2004, 02:08 PM
Hey guys, here are some interview with Carlos and JC which I've translated for you...

En sus manos

Carlos Moyà / J.C. Ferrero, jugadores del equipo español

Ángel Rigueira


02/12/04 03:00 h.Los dos han sido nº1 mundial, ambos han ganado Roland Garros. Son dos estrellas a nivel internacional que ya coincidieron en los individuales de la final del año pasado en la hierba de Melbourne. Aunque su camino en la Copa Davis comenzó de manera muy diferente, ahora unen fuerzas junto a Robredo y Nadal para compartir la gloria colectiva y también saldar cuentas personales.

Moyà desea quitarse el mal sabor de boca de haberse perdido el éxito del 2000; Juan Carlos Ferrero, el héroe del Sant Jordi, quiere otra 'ensaladera' para olvidarse de su peor año en el circuito profesional.

CARLOS MOYÀ

Cuando se habla de Carlos Moyà y la Copa Davis, el recuerdo de su ausencia en 2000 se dispara.
Fue un golpe duro, como la lesión de espalda que sufrí antes. Pero luego me ayudaron mucho para volver al primer plano. Fueron el motor para superarme.

La Davis es su gran asignatura pendiente. ¿Teme que le pueda vencer la ansiedad?
Lo veo más como una motivación. Prefiero fijarme un objetivo, luchar por algo en concreto. Quería ser número uno, y lo fui; quería ganar un Grand Slam, y lo conseguí. Siempre he funcionado así, marcándome metas. Cuando tienes algo en mente, te lo curras más.

¿Afronta Sevilla como una última oportunidad?
Prefiero ser optimista y pensar que ésta no se va a escapar. En casa y sobre tierra hay pocos equipos a nuestro nivel, sólo Argentina y quizás Chile. Si estamos bien, ante EE.UU. somos favoritos.

En el peor de los casos, ¿cree en una nueva oportunidad?
Si perdemos, ya se verá qué pasa. De lo que sí estoy seguro es que el equipo español estará en más finales los próximos años. Lo que no sé es si yo seguiré estando en el equipo porque hay mucha gente por detrás que viene apretando fuerte. Aunque yo cada vez estoy jugando mejor y sigo aguantando arriba.

Como nº1 español, se medirá el primer día al número dos americano, Fish, el rival más débil. Mucha responsabilidad, sin duda.
Sí, pero estamos acostumbrados a estas situaciones de presión. Y la misión no es sólo ganar a Fish, sino a quien sea para sumar los tres puntos. No podemos despreciar ningún punto, ni siquiera el doble. Yo confío en Nadal y Robredo por muy fuertes que sean los Bryan.

El 'coco' es Roddick, con un 12-0 sobre los españoles del equipo.
Por nombre, que también cuenta, y ránking es el mayor peligro. Es cierto que nunca le hemos ganado, pero yo por ejemplo no me he enfrentado a él todavía en tierra, donde su saque hace menos daño. Tampoco en su día conseguía batir a Ljubicic o Gaudio, y acabé haciéndolo. Con Philippoussis no había podido en pista rápida, y le batí en la final del año pasado. Siempre hay una primera vez, y espero que llegue en Sevilla.

Se miden además a un equipo que se declara hambriento de Davis.
Los jóvenes americanos han mostrado mucho interés por la Copa Davis y son muy patriotas, pero a ganas a nosotros no nos gana nadie.

¿Le preocupa que Ferrero llegue a la final tras una temporada tan complicada?
Tiene tantas ganas de ganar la Davis como yo. No ha tenido suerte este año, pero es un grandísimo jugador y seguro que en Sevilla hará el partido bueno del año

JUAN CARLOS FERRERO

Pese a una temporada con tantos incidentes que le ha llevado del nº1 ATP al 31, no ha dejado de sonar como titular para los individuales. ¿A qué se debe?
A que yo siempre he dado el callo en Copa Davis. Es una competición en la que me he entregado al máximo, porque me encanta, y no suelo fallar.

Hace dos meses, en Madrid, envió sin embargo muchas señales de alarma. Parecía hastiado.
Es que ha sido una temporada complicada. Me tomé veinte días de vacaciones, para descansar, y volví como nuevo a los entrenamientos. Y le aseguro que me he entregado a fondo en la preparación de la Davis. Si no estuviera bien, yo sería el primero que lo diría en beneficio del equipo.

¿LLegó a pensar en gafes o maldiciones?
No, no creo en esas cosas. En una carrera es lógico que haya buenos y malos momentos. Tuve la varicela, la fisura en la costilla, y eso acabó marcando negativamente toda la temporada.

¿La ampolla en el dedo pulgar de la mano derecha tampoco debe ser problema?
No me molesta apenas, lo que pasa es que el vendaje es aparatoso y parece otra cosa.

¿Ganar otra Davis serviría de trampolín para su carrera?
No hay que mezclar las cosas. Pase lo que pase en Sevilla, afrontaré con las mismas ganas la próxima temporada. Tengo tenis para recuperarme en el ránking.

Ya tiene una 'ensaladera'. ¿Qué significaría la segunda? Se convertiría en el español más laureado y de momento ya es el que ha disputado más finales.
Estoy deseando ganarla para darme por fin una alegría este año. Ya estar en una tercera final con sólo 24 años es un dato al que le doy mucho valor, supone mucho para mí. Es una prueba de lo mucho que me gusa la Davis y del potencial que tiene el equipo español.

En Barcelona era el jovencito del equipo, aquí su cota de responsabilidad ha subido.
Sí, soy el más experto en finales, pero en el partido contra Hewitt, por muy joven que fuera, le aseguro que sentí tanta presión como pueda tener en Sevilla. Es uno de los recuerdos más vivos que me han quedado, esa tensión con la que tenía que convivir.

¿Qué consejos le puede dar a sus compañeros para afrontar una final en casa?
Cada uno sabe lo que tiene que hacer, pero remarcaría que hay que tomarse las cosas con mucha calma. Hay que ser pacientes, ya se vio en Barcelona cómo cambiaron las cosas en un momento. Habíamos perdido el primer partido y Rafter me ganó el set inicial en el segundo encuentro. Pero le dimos la vuelta a la situación.

¿Qué opina del rival?
Estados Unidos tiene un muy buen equipo. Si partimos en ventaja es por la tierra batida y porque jugamos en casa, pero aun así son peligrosos. Ahora bien, si perdiéramos, no dudo que tendremos nuevas oportunidades. Nos quedan más finales por delante, tenemos equipo para eso

IN THEIR HANDS

Both have been number 1, both have won Roland Garros. Both are stars at an international level that played the the singles in the Davis Cup final last year on grass in Melbourne. Although their Davis Cup paths started somewhat differently, they now join forces with Robredo and Nadal to share the collective glory and settle personal issues.

Moyà wants to get rid of the bad taste left in his mouth after having to miss out on the success of 2000; Juan Carlos Ferrero, hero of St. Jordi wants another "salad bowl" to make him forget what has been his worst year on the professional circuit.

CARLOS MOYA

When one speaks about Carlos Moyà and the Davis Cup the memory of your absence in 2000 goes away
It was a hard knock, like the back injury I suffered from before. But then people helped me a lot to get back to the top. It was the drive to get myself over it.

The Davis cup is the one main thing still left to achieve. Are you afraid that the anxiety could get the better of you?
I see it more as a motivation. I prefer to have a fixed goal, strive for something concrete. I wanted to be number 1, and I was, I wanted to win a Grand Slam, and I did. I've always worked like that, setting goals. If you have something in mind, you work harder for it

Are you thinking of Seville as a last chance?
I'd rather be optimistic and think that it's not going to elude me. At home playing on clay there are few teams that are at the same level as us, only Argentina and maybe Chile. If we're well against the USA, we're the favourites

In the worst case scenario, do you believe there'll be another chance?
If we lose, we'll have to see what happens. What I'm definitely sure of is that the Spanish team will be in more finals in the next few years. What I don't know is if I'll keep being in the team because there are a lot of guys coming up who are pushing hard. Although I'm also playing better all the time and keep staying at the top

Being the number 1 Spaniard, you'll face the number 2 American, Fish, the weaker opponent, on the first day. Definitely a big responsability
Yes, but we're used to these situations of being under pressure. And the mission isn't just to beat Fish, but rather to beat whoever to win the 3 rubbers. We can't underestimate any of the rubbers, not even the doubles. I have faith in Nadal and Robredo, despite the fact that the Bryans are very strong.

The 'bogey' is Roddick, who has a 12-0 record over the Spaniards in the team
By name, which also counts, and big ranking, he's the biggest danger. That's right that none of us have beaten him, but for example, I've never played him on clay, where his serve doesn't do as much damage. He also wasn't able to beat Ljubicic
or Gaudio on the day, and I was able to. With Philippoussis I had never been able to beat him on hard courts, and yet I beat him in last year's final. There's always a first time and I hope it comes in Seville.

You're also up against a team who are hungry for the Davis Cup
The young Americans have shown a lot of interest in the Davis Cup and they're very patriotic. But when it comes to desire, nobody beats us.

Does it bother you that Ferrero has got to the final after such a tough season?
He wants to play the Davis Cup just as much as I do. He hasn't had much luck this year but he's a great player and I'm sure that in Seville, he'll do his best match of the year


JUAN CARLOS FERRERO

Despite a season which has had so many incidents that you've gone from number 1 to number 31, there's never been question you'd not play the singles. Why is that?
Because I've always been dedicated to the Davis cup. It's a competition in which I always give my all, because I love it. And I don't usually disappoint.

2 months ago in Madrid, you set the alarm bells ringing. You seemed worn out
That's because it's been a tough season. I took 20 days of holidays to rest and then returned to training once again. And I can assure you that I devoted myself completely to Davis Cup preparation. If I wasn't fit, I'd be the first one to say it
for the benefit of the team

Did you ever think you'd been jinxed or cursed?
No, I don't believe in those things. In a career it's normal to have highs and lows. I had chicen pox, a cracked rib and that ended up marring the whole season.

The blister on the right thumb isn't a problem then?
It hardly bothers me. It's just that the bandage is big and it looks like something else

Winning another Davis Cup would be like a springboard for your career?
You mustn't mix things up. Whatever happens in Seville, I'll go into next season with the same desire. I have the tennis to be able to get my ranking back on track

You already have one "salad bowl". What would a second one mean to you? You'd become the most honourable Spaniard and for the moment, you're the one who's competed in the most number of finals
I'm hoping to win it to finally be able to get some joy out of this year. To already be in my third final at just 24 which I value a lot, it means a lot to me. It's proof of how much I like the Davis Cup and the potential that the Spanish team has.

In Barcelona you were the baby, now your responsability has increased
Yes, I'm the most experienced when it comes to finals, but in the match against Hewitt, despite how young I was, I can assure you that I felt as much pressure as I would in Seville. It's one of my most vivid memories, the pressure I had to cope with

What advice can you give your team-mates when playing the final at home?
Each one knows what he has to do, but I would reiterate that you have to take things very calmly. You have to be patient. We already saw in Barcelona how things could change in the space of a moment. We had lost the first match and Rafter took the
first set off me in the second match. But we turned the situation around

What do you think of your opponents?
The USA has a very good team. If we start off as favourites, it's because of the clay and because we're at home, but they're still dangerous. If we were to lose, I've no doubt we would have other chances. We've got a lot of finals ahead of us. We have the right team for it.

Carlita
12-02-2004, 02:10 PM
:hug: Thanks Em!!!

ooooh look at sweet Juanqui...looking sooooooooo sad!!!! :sad: And 1 with Tommy

Luna
12-02-2004, 04:08 PM
Now,without jc ,DC is no mean for me.

Carlita
12-02-2004, 04:11 PM
Now,without jc ,DC is no mean for me.

Don't be sad Luna....He could still play on Sunday.... but isn't it most important Spain wins the Cup? Doesn't matter who plays....

although I can understand your disappointment....... :hug:

Luna
12-02-2004, 04:33 PM
If Spain lead 3-1 in four matches he will not play,I guess.
So i am hoping 2-2....sorry,i am selfish. :sad:
I really disappoint after a long waiting,but i think jc should far sadder than me . :sad:

Luna
12-02-2004, 04:39 PM
Spain drop Ferrero for Cup final
DAVIS CUP FINAL

Final schedule


Spanish captain Jordi Arrese sprang a major surprise by dropping Juan Carlos Ferrero from the side to face the United States in the Davis Cup final.

Carlos Moya will open play against Mardy Fish at 1100 GMT on Friday, followed by Andy Roddick against Ferrero's replacement Rafael Nadal.

Ferrero has struggled with injuries all year but insists he is "100% fit".

Nadal and Tommy Robredo meet Mike and Bob Bryan in Saturday's doubles, before the reverse singles on Sunday.

"It was certainly a surprise not to be picked," said Ferrero. "Physically I am at 100% and I have had three days of good training.

"Obviously I am not jumping up and down with happiness, but you have to take things as they come."

Ferrero's replacement was equally taken aback at his selection.
"I'm a bit surprised, but I feel I am ready," said Nadal.

"It will be complicated against the world number two and I will have to be at my best."

The team captains can change the line-up an hour before the match and Ferrero has not ruled out returning for Sunday's singles.

"Of course I want to see myself on the court on Sunday," he said.

Roddick admitted: "Personally, I was expecting to play Ferrero.

"But at the same time I think our team knows that they have four very capable singles players and that's one of their strengths."

And US captain Patrick McEnroe warned against any complacency.

"It wasn't a surprise," he said. "Nadal is going to be a great player, but we have a great opportunity here to show what we can do."

Ranked 51st in the world, the 18-year-old Nadal has far less experience than former French Open champion Ferrero, who was part of Spain's last Davis Cup winning side in 2000.

However, the fiesty Nadal has impressed in his first full year on the tour and is one of only four players to have beaten Roger Federer in 2004.

Nadal, who is Spain's youngest ever Davis Cup player, also won the deciding match against the Czech Republic in February, and clinched victory in the semi-finals against France.

Spain remain favourites to take the title thanks in large part to the slow clay court that has been laid in Seville's revamped Olympic Stadium.

Suzi
12-02-2004, 05:35 PM
i woz having a gr8 day today, with school and everything, but then i come home and find hes been dropped, wot has the world come to!

roisin
12-02-2004, 06:31 PM
Despite a season which has had so many incidents that you've gone from number 1 to number 31, there's never been question you'd not play the singles. Why is that?
Because I've always been dedicated to the Davis cup. It's a competition in which I always give my all, because I love it. And I don't usually disappoint

oooh i love that 'and i dont usually disappoint'. pity the spanish captains dont c itthat way.

im so gutted for him. SO SO SO gutted. i felt like crying when i found out. ive been in a really thick mood since i found out.

JuanChuffy007
12-02-2004, 06:41 PM
jeez, not even a DC match :( :(
JC trained so hard!! Poor guy!!!!!

Corinna
12-02-2004, 09:10 PM
:tears:

User id 7816
12-02-2004, 09:44 PM
Just think - he comes up on Sunday and wins the decisive rubber!!!...Would not that be great?!....I just hope he's not having any physical probs right now. But in any case, whats most important is that Spain wins the Cup, and if Moya and Nadal are the ones to do it, it's also great.Espana!!:bounce:

plum_juice10
12-02-2004, 09:52 PM
Just think - he comes up on Sunday and wins the decisive rubber!!!...Would not that be great?!....I just hope he's not having any physical probs right now.

That would be great coz then he'd be the hero and this would definately TOP his year and hopefully he'll hav a great 2005. but even if he doesnt play (which is a huge huge shame) and Spain still win, then I guess it's not so bad. but I woul really like to see him play and show that he is 100% fit.

Good luck Spain in DC!!

User id 7816
12-02-2004, 09:55 PM
Does someone know if it will be possible to watch matches somewhere on the net?....

Carlita
12-02-2004, 09:58 PM
Does someone know if it will be possible to watch matches somewhere on the net?....

Hi Alma!

Try here http://www.geocities.jp/babylonsist/kctv.htm

Don't know which one it is yet....and IF they show anything.... when I find out tomorrow I''ll let you know!

I watched the semis on this one too! So, who knows fingers crossed :D

User id 7816
12-02-2004, 10:02 PM
hey thanx LC!!!!!....Lets hope they'll show something then ;)

Jogg
12-02-2004, 10:40 PM
poor juanqui what a horrible season he's had :eek:
i can't believe he's been dropped :eek: i thought he'd play for sure if he was fit, i hope this doesn't turn out to be a big mistake

Vamos espana, good luck to carlos and rafa tomorrow

liptea
12-03-2004, 02:41 AM
I am so sad now. Those sad, sad pictures of Juan have made me want to run in front of moving traffic with my eyes blindfolded. :sad:

Booshie
12-03-2004, 03:11 AM
Yeah I am also very deeply disappointed about Juan Carlos not playing. :sad: They kept on egging us on with all these good articles like Ferrero or bust and stuff like that. Now I sort of hope that it will go to a 5th rubber and he will play and WIN and be hero once again. Then again, if Nadal is the hero, I guess that is okay too. Everyone needs their chance I guess.

Vamos Espana!

Prizeidiot
12-03-2004, 06:55 AM
I'm really disappointed about Ferrero not playing, I know Nadal is a great player, but Ferrero has the runs on the board, he's done it before, we know he won't choke. And regardless of his year, we all know he can still play well on clay, and he'll rise for Davis Cup. And it's not the best of ideas to have Nadal play all 3 days

Ferrero Forever
12-03-2004, 06:59 AM
5th rubber, it won't happen. Spain is too good, i'm so disappointed that he won't play. He says he's 100% fit so WHY NOT BELIEVE HIM, AND LET HIM PLAY. Im so freaking angry but i still want spain to do well, and roisin, you felt like crying, well i had tears in my eyes

Luna
12-03-2004, 08:59 AM
JC said during all the week Spanish Captain Jordi Arrese told him was going to play and he was suprised too with the decision.
I don't think Nadal can beat Andy Roddick,in us open he lost to Roddick easily,of course this time play in Spain at clay,Roddick is not good at it ,but Nadal doesn't has good redclay result too.

Iza
12-03-2004, 10:24 AM
Maybe it was not worth risking another injury or waste of energy...I heard on CNN that JC said he was 85% fit. Replacing Juanqui was a hard decision and we gotta cope w/ it tho it's hard. :sad:

Ferrero Forever
12-03-2004, 11:09 AM
it's not worth getting worked up over because the damage is done now, we just gotta support him and hope for the best

~EMiLiTA~
12-03-2004, 11:59 AM
yeah...though I do think it's very unfair the way he was led along...I hope he's ok mentally

Lalitha
12-03-2004, 12:50 PM
Juan :hug:

Luna
12-03-2004, 05:41 PM
I saw JC several times on today's 2 match.Even a wisp of smile can't find in his face :sad:
http://bbs.dbpw.com/UploadFile/2004-12/2004124193543.jpg
http://bbs.dbpw.com/UploadFile/2004-12/200412413018843.jpg

JuanChuffy007
12-03-2004, 05:47 PM
I saw JC several times on today's 2 match.Even a wisp of smile can't find in his face :sad:
http://bbs.dbpw.com/UploadFile/2004-12/2004124193543.jpg
http://bbs.dbpw.com/UploadFile/2004-12/200412413018843.jpg

I'm sure he does support Spain, no matter what!

Luna
12-03-2004, 06:10 PM
Because he is a spaniard.

carole
12-03-2004, 06:59 PM
Hahahaha

- DUH.

jcluvva
12-03-2004, 07:33 PM
He smiled when Nadal won

User id 7816
12-03-2004, 10:13 PM
Well, Im sure he's happy about Rafa.....Not for himself maybe but for Rafa and Spain surely......:)

Jogg
12-03-2004, 10:52 PM
Well, Im sure he's happy about Rafa.....Not for himself maybe but for Rafa and Spain surely......:)

Yeah i'm sure he's happy for Rafa, they showed him a lot on the coverage i was watching and he was cheering Carlos and Rafa on.

But i'm not sure that the way he was dropped is going to do his confidence much good

Ferrero Forever
12-04-2004, 04:36 AM
Yeah i'm sure he's happy for Rafa, they showed him a lot on the coverage i was watching and he was cheering Carlos and Rafa on.

But i'm not sure that the way he was dropped is going to do his confidence much good
It won't do his confidence any good, i think it will destroy it more, because he prepared for it for so long, and they basically told him that he wasn't any good to play, even after he said he's at 100% health, but I know Juanqui is a fighter and will put up a mental battle and get through this. I'm sure his confidence will be fully restored once he wins RG next year :)

Luna
12-04-2004, 04:37 AM
mms://media.telecinco.es/telecinco/informativos/informativos_be/041202ferrero.wmv

a video.

Ferrero Forever
12-04-2004, 04:48 AM
thanks for the link, i actually understood some of what they were saying and I don't have a clue about how to speak spanish

Luna
12-04-2004, 07:20 AM
You are far better than me .I just can understand judge said "gracias" in yesterday's match.

I♥PsY@Mus!c
12-04-2004, 07:42 AM
Thanks Luna,I damn love Juan sits next Tommy, :hearts::drool::hearts: also only they wear a black jacket,that's cool!!! :cool:

Jogg
12-04-2004, 10:55 AM
It won't do his confidence any good, i think it will destroy it more, because he prepared for it for so long, and they basically told him that he wasn't any good to play, even after he said he's at 100% health, but I know Juanqui is a fighter and will put up a mental battle and get through this. I'm sure his confidence will be fully restored once he wins RG next year :)

:yeah: i hope he kicks everyone's ass next year

I♥PsY@Mus!c
12-04-2004, 11:29 AM
A un Ferrero apagado le costó apuntarse a la fiesta

SEVILLA. El banquillo español vibró, brincó, sufrió, pero sobre todo disfrutó de lo lindo. Apoyó con pasión a Moyá y a Nadal y al final se fundió en un abrazo estrecho y emocionante justo después de que el pequeño del equipo cosechara el segundo punto de la eliminatoria.

Sin embargo, un análisis lejano -la prensa se sitúa en el extremo opuesto del palco que alberga al equipo- pero atento descubría dos ambientes en el pequeño rectángulo que cobija a la «Armada». Una zona se mostraba extremadamente bulliciosa y animada. El «lío» lo provocaban sobre todo dos individuos entregados a la causa de animar a sus colegas, Feliciano López y Fernando Verdasco, que fueron felicitados por los capitanes al concluir el choque por su entrega a los colores.

Ellos arrastraron a Perlas, Avendaño, al doctor, al encordador, al fisioterapeuta... Sin embargo, en una de las esquinas dos hombres se mantenían algo más apagados. Juan Carlos Ferrero y Robredo, semblantes serios, apenas se levantaron de sus asientos y mantuvieron una postura casi hierática. Su actitud siempre fue correcta, pero un puntito por debajo del entusiasmo del resto.

En cierta medida es lógico porque el disgusto que se llevó el valenciano fue de órdago. Cuando había alguna buena jugada o un punto destacado sí que iniciaban unas tibias palmas. En cualquier caso Tommy, que por su parte debe estar algo dolido porque al fin y al cabo por ranking es el número dos español y el 13 del mundo y pese a ello apenas ha contado para los capitanes, fue poco a poco animándose y se unió como uno más a la piña colectiva del final del día.

Ferrero, en cambio, se quedó un poco al margen. Pareció que estaba involuntariamente aislado por el movimiento de sus compañeros en el palco, pero tardó en reaccionar y cuando quiso unirse al grupo que daba botes entusiasmados éste casi se estaba separando.

http://www.abc.es/abc/pg041204/prensa/noticias/Deportes/Tenis/200412/04/NAC-DEP-062.asp
I used translator to translate but doesn't get the meaning of some phrases,anyone would like to help?

~EMiLiTA~
12-04-2004, 12:09 PM
sure, I'll do it now

JuanChuffy007
12-04-2004, 12:12 PM
It won't do his confidence any good, i think it will destroy it more, because he prepared for it for so long, and they basically told him that he wasn't any good to play, even after he said he's at 100% health, but I know Juanqui is a fighter and will put up a mental battle and get through this. I'm sure his confidence will be fully restored once he wins RG next year :)

Yeah that's why I was so dissapointed :sad:
But you're right, he's a fighter! :cool:

I♥PsY@Mus!c
12-04-2004, 12:17 PM
Garcias! ;)

I know my big favs aren't that happy. :sad:

~EMiLiTA~
12-04-2004, 12:33 PM
the Spanish bench vibrated, bopped up and down, suffered and morever enjoyed the beauty. They supported Moyà and Nadal with passion and at the end they all got together in a tight, emotional hug, just after the baby of the team sewed up the second rubber of the tie.
Nevertheless, an analysis from afar - the press were sitting at the opposite side to the team - yet an attentive one found 2 atmospheres in the "rectangle" that housed the Armada. One part looked really enthusiastic and animated. The "mess/muddle/affair" was provoked mainly by 2 individuals who were there to cheer on their team mates, Feli Lopez and Fernando Verdasco, who were congratulated by the captains at the end, for having been supportive.

They cheered along with Perlas, Avedaño, the team doctor, the encordador (don't know what that is sorry), and the physio. However, in one of the corners 2 men stayed rather quiet. Ferrero and Robredo, looking serious, hardly got out of their seats
and adopted almost regal positions. Their attitude was always right, but a little less enthusiastic than the rest.

In some ways, it's understandable, because the disgust that the Valencian had to cope with was dreadful. When there was a good shot or an amazing point he did applaud a little. In any case, Tommy would have to be a bit offended because when all's said and done he's the number 2 Spaniard by ranking and the #13 in the world, and despite that, the captains hardly took notice of him. He cheered little by little and joined in with the rest at the end of the day.

Ferrero, on the other hand, remained on the more outer. It seemed like he was involuntarily isolated from the movement of his team-mates, but he took a while to react and when he wanted to join the group which were bouncing enthusiastically, he was almost separate from them

hola
12-04-2004, 12:56 PM
:( It is the first article I read, where they write about Juan Carlos's and Tommy's feelings and not only how great Nadal is. But I can understand guys for being mad and pissed off a little bit.
P.S. it looks more and more that JC is closer to Tommy than to the others in team. In all photos you can see them talking to each other etc

I♥PsY@Mus!c
12-04-2004, 01:08 PM
:( It is the first article I read, where they write about Juan Carlos's and Tommy's feelings and not only how great Nadal is. But I can understand guys for being mad and pissed off a little bit.
P.S. it looks more and more that JC is closer to Tommy than to the others in team. In all photos you can see them talking to each other etc

I get mad when I know the news. :armed:
I also notice that phenomenon,and I think they can comfort with each other! :hug:

roisin
12-04-2004, 01:48 PM
so now jc is playing doubles with tommy! im happy he gets to play but in a way its kinda disrespectful to jc cos it just shows that g3 are just thinking about getting nadal rested 4 sunday.

~EMiLiTA~
12-04-2004, 01:52 PM
this is just getting more pathetic...

here's an article regarding the doubles that I've translated for you:

Ferrero-Robredo es la pareja de dobles

El G-3 dejó fuera a Nadal tras su extraordinario esfuerzo ante Roddick para enfrentarse a los hermanos Bryan

MDol / BARCELONA


04/12/04 14:30 h.Juan Carlos Ferrero y Tommy Robredo formarán la pareja del dobles que se medirá a los hermanos Bryan en el tercer partido de la final de la Copa Davis, que se está disputando en el estadio de La Cartuja de Sevilla, después de la decisión del G-3 de sustituir a Rafael Nadal tras su extraordinario esfuerzo físico en el partido contra Andy Roddick, que duró más de tres horas y media.

Tras la primera jornada España domina por 2-0 y el l G-3 prefiere reservar a Rafael Nadal ante un hipotético quinto encuentro, que le enfrentará a Mardy Fish.

Ferrero y Robredo habían disputado 15 encuentros como pareja entre 2002 y 2003 con un discreto balance de 3 victorias y 12 derrotas. Su mejor resultado fue los cuartos de final logrados en el masters Series de Montecarlo-2002. Los jugadores españoles tendrán un reto casi imposible, derrotar a la mejor pareja del mundo, la de los hermanos Mike y Bob Bryan que no han cedido ni un set en sus últimos cuatro encuentros en la Davis.


Ferrero-Robredo is the doubles pair

The G3 dropped Nadal for the match against the Bryan brothers after his extaordinary effort against Roddick.

Juan Carlos Ferrero and Tommy Robredo will form the doubles pair to face the Bryan brothers in the 3rd match of the Davis Cup final which is being held in the La Cartuja stadium in Seville, after the G3's decision to substitute Ferrero for Nadal after his extraordinary physical effort in the match against Roddick, which lasted more than 3 and a half hours.

After the first day, Spain is dominating by 2-0 and G3 would rather keep Rafael for a possible 5th rubber encounter with Mardy Fish.

Ferrero and Robredo had played 15 matches as a doubles pair in 2002 and 2003 with a modest record of 3 wins and 12 defeats. ( :( ) Their best result was the quarterfinals of the Monte Carlo Masters in 2002. The Spanish players will have an almost impossible task: to defeat the best doubles pair in the world, Mike and Bob Bryan who haven't even dropped a set in their last 4 Davis Cup matches.

JuanChuffy007
12-04-2004, 02:06 PM
I hate this......
It's kind of a humiliation... -_-

User id 7816
12-04-2004, 02:18 PM
Well....I don't think it's such humiliation really....Because if Nadal is tired he probably won't be able to repeat the great form today aswell, and we can agree that's not gonna favour the spanish guys vs someone like the Bryans. I just thought they might pick someone else, guess I jus didnt expect to see Juanca playin doubles.......And I think they are all in one team, and the whole point in that is to put their efforts for the team, and from that point of view I don't see nothing wrong with exchanging Nadal and Juanca. I'm happy that Juanca will play!...

JuanChuffy007
12-04-2004, 02:21 PM
Well....I don't think it's such humiliation really....Because if Nadal is tired he probably won't be able to repeat the great form today aswell, and we can agree that's not gonna favour the spanish guys vs someone like the Bryans. I just thought they might pick someone else, guess I jus didnt expect to see Juanca playin doubles.......And I think they are all in one team, and the whole point in that is to put their efforts for the team, and from that point of view I don't see nothing wrong with exchanging Nadal and Juanca. I'm happy that Juanca will play!...

Ok, what you say is true...
It's just the thought that they consider Nadal as a better player than JC.... I'm not used to that you know....
but anyhow, I hope Spain will win the DC of course.

User id 7816
12-04-2004, 02:28 PM
No, I can understand u, it might look like they favour Nadal for the moment, but I dont think they consider him a better player than JC. It's just that they have too many too good players and sometimes they get too confused whom to pick;):p
I hope JC and Tommy will win the DC today itself :lol: !!!! This way everyone will have an equal portion in the success!!!!!

JuanChuffy007
12-04-2004, 02:36 PM
No, I can understand u, it might look like they favour Nadal for the moment, but I dont think they consider him a better player than JC. It's just that they have too many too good players and sometimes they get too confused whom to pick;):p
I hope JC and Tommy will win the DC today itself :lol: !!!! This way everyone will have an equal portion in the success!!!!!

Yeah, maybe you're right...
I hope they'll win too! :)

Trace
12-04-2004, 03:14 PM
They're going to be whooped. The G3 have made a terrible mistake in dropping JC out of the singles and now, putting him into doubles. But it's too late now. It's 0-1 to the bryan brothers

plum_juice10
12-04-2004, 05:25 PM
I guess we could all see that comin...2-1 Spain

roisin
12-04-2004, 05:48 PM
im very mad. :mad:

not at jc & tommy for losing, look they wernt told about it so its not like they had time to practise together and they were up against a top class doubles pairing. they did their best.

im mad at the way g3 totally treated them like shit. the 2 were overlooked for singles and the french open champion was drafted in to play doubles (? i mean really wtf) so the 18 year old could rest for tomorrows match which jc should really be playing anyway.

AH!

Arwelya
12-04-2004, 05:51 PM
Well Nadal is going to win from Fish so...:D

roisin
12-04-2004, 05:59 PM
course he is.

mardy fish & clay isnt a good combination.

Carlita
12-04-2004, 06:48 PM
im very mad. :mad:

not at jc & tommy for losing, look they wernt told about it so its not like they had time to practise together and they were up against a top class doubles pairing. they did their best.

im mad at the way g3 totally treated them like shit. the 2 were overlooked for singles and the french open champion was drafted in to play doubles (? i mean really wtf) so the 18 year old could rest for tomorrows match which jc should really be playing anyway.

AH!

Understandable you're mad Roisin.... the g3 do seem to forget there are more people on the team! And they deserve some respect! But please don't take it out on Rafael, not his fault, he's not deciding who can play and who doesn't.

They should have told JC from the start that it wasn't sure if he would play or not. Don't lead someone on and then drop him.... that's disrespectful!

I wouldn't have changed a thing! Just leave it like in the semis, but hey, I'm not a dc captain..... ;)

JuanChuffy007
12-04-2004, 06:52 PM
im mad at the way g3 totally treated them like shit. the 2 were overlooked for singles and the french open champion was drafted in to play doubles (? i mean really wtf) so the 18 year old could rest for tomorrows match which jc should really be playing anyway.

Exactly!! JC trained soooooo hard.......poor guy.... he doesn't deserve this.

Carlita
12-04-2004, 06:57 PM
Exactly!! JC trained soooooo hard.......poor guy.... he doesn't deserve this.

Let's DUMP the captains next year! :rolleyes: Find someone who treats the guys with respect! :mad:

roisin
12-04-2004, 07:10 PM
no im not blaming nadal in the slightest, he dosent pick the team. all he can do is win cos thats what hes been picked for. of course i was upset when i found out he was playing singles instead of jc cos i love jc but if jc was 'injured' (which im not entirely convinced about now) and they chose to play nadal, fine whatever but they could've had the decency to tell jc from the start. not even tell him that he wasnt playing, just that because of his blisters there was a possibility that he wouldnt be playing. but no, they led him along thinking he was def in to play singles until the morning of the draw ceremony. and u guys saw the pictures from that ceremony. he was gutted.

maybe im reading too much into this but thats just my thoughts on this.

JuanChuffy007
12-04-2004, 07:18 PM
Let's DUMP the captains next year! :rolleyes: Find someone who treats the guys with respect! :mad:

Good idea :p.

JuanChuffy007
12-04-2004, 07:20 PM
of course i was upset when i found out he was playing singles instead of jc cos i love jc but if jc was 'injured' (which im not entirely convinced about now) and they chose to play nadal, fine whatever but they could've had the decency to tell jc from the start. not even tell him that he wasnt playing, just that because of his blisters there was a possibility that he wouldnt be playing. but no, they led him along thinking he was def in to play singles until the morning of the draw ceremony. and u guys saw the pictures from that ceremony. he was gutted.

Yesyes, that was sooo mean! I mean, I thought he would play and he thought that too, everbody thought that! And then suddenly they change their mind...

User id 7816
12-04-2004, 07:25 PM
I guess the truth is really somewhere in the middle....I dont wish to judge the captains, bcoz they r after all thinking about how the team can win. It would be very disappointing if I start to think that they disrespect someone, especially Juanca, I don't want to see their decisions that way, really. Lets be happy for Spain.

roisin
12-04-2004, 07:28 PM
of course! woo 4 spain!

cant wait 4 the celebrations 2morrow. ;)

User id 7816
12-04-2004, 07:40 PM
me too!!! :woohoo:

Carlita
12-04-2004, 07:44 PM
me too!!! :woohoo:


GET THAT SALADBOWL CARIÑOS!!!! :bounce:

Chloe le Bopper
12-04-2004, 10:25 PM
Too bad Corretja isn't around! His uh, "dancing" photos with Ferrero at the celebration in 2000 were classic :red:

Anyways, it sucks that JCF took it in the nuts all tie. I didn't feel bad for him on day one, but I do now.

Jogg
12-05-2004, 12:05 AM
no im not blaming nadal in the slightest, he dosent pick the team. all he can do is win cos thats what hes been picked for. of course i was upset when i found out he was playing singles instead of jc cos i love jc but if jc was 'injured' (which im not entirely convinced about now) and they chose to play nadal, fine whatever but they could've had the decency to tell jc from the start. not even tell him that he wasnt playing, just that because of his blisters there was a possibility that he wouldnt be playing. but no, they led him along thinking he was def in to play singles until the morning of the draw ceremony. and u guys saw the pictures from that ceremony. he was gutted.

maybe im reading too much into this but thats just my thoughts on this.

Roisin i totally agree with you. It seems to me that they've been totally disrespectful not only to JC but also to Tommy (who as the current number 2 spanish player should have been considered for the singles)
i like rafa and none of this is his fault, he was as suprised as anyone but i have to say i have lost all respect for the DC captains

Ferrero Forever
12-05-2004, 03:01 AM
I too am very pissed off, JC would be having duck and fish for dinner if he had played in the singles, but no, they put him in the doubles where he has an appauling record, especially against the best doubles team. They should show him more respect. Keep the captains away from me because I will kill them for what they did to JC. Did anyone see the match, because I told the guy that was recording it for me to forget about it because I thought Juanqui wouldn't be playing, is JC suffering from any injuries and even though they lost badly did JC's form look ok?

oxy
12-05-2004, 04:43 AM
i still feel very sad and gutted for juanqui and tommy....arghhhh damn the G3...#$%%^&

~EMiLiTA~
12-05-2004, 06:53 AM
Too bad Corretja isn't around! His uh, "dancing" photos with Ferrero at the celebration in 2000 were classic :red:


LOL I know!!! so funny they were

I'm still trying to get over what's been happening in this tie...it's just so bizarre. I can't wait for it to be over and for JC and Tommy to be able to be far away from these bloody captains. Once their names are on the trophy (although JC's is already there anyway) they should tell the captains to shove it and just concentrate on themselves next year. Davis Cup is too political

Chloe le Bopper
12-05-2004, 07:44 AM
Emilita - can you actually see them doing that? :confused: It would surprise me, but I don't know anything about either aside from what we see on tv and read in the press.

~EMiLiTA~
12-05-2004, 08:23 AM
lol no of course not...I said that's what they SHOULD do, not what they WOULD do

Arwelya
12-05-2004, 01:46 PM
They won!!!!!!!!!

Lalitha
12-05-2004, 02:17 PM
Hmm, it would have been nice if JC had a part on it.

~EMiLiTA~
12-05-2004, 02:59 PM
yeah...he didn't actually look ECSTATIC in the post-match interview

Kat!
12-05-2004, 03:12 PM
actually... maybe Feli, Fernando, Tommy and JC should all just shove it at the captains and quit DC?

Feli, Fer, Tommy >> all ranked higher than Rafa... hardly ever chosen to play... even when playing... they're bit part players...

maybe Alex Corretja DID shove it to the captain after last year's final?? where him and Feli had to play against Woodbridge / Arthurs? (who were heavy favourites of course)

or maybe I'm just reading too much into what others are saying in various places...? @@

roisin
12-05-2004, 03:20 PM
ok well for a fact, jc wouldn't quit dc, as he said after the doubles match yesterday, he'd do anything for spain. i understand ur point though kat, the others (apart from jc before this final) never get a look in for a singles spot.

yeah...he didn't actually look ECSTATIC in the post-match interview

is that after the doubles match?

cos he was looking pretty happy after moya won today!!! well they were all going mental...as 2 be expected!

User id 7816
12-05-2004, 03:23 PM
omg guys, Im sure JC will get to play many and many more DCs.....he's been the number one spaniard for the last years except this year and when he was number one he played all the DCs or am I wrong?....now that he's not, and he was overlooked, I wanna tell you that it's bcoz of JC that I started watching tennis so I love him too much but hey, one has got to accept there are downs as well as ups.
To me JC is still the best, and when he get well next year things will be as they were before and he will win sooooo many things.
I also wish they had picked Feli and Nando for the doubles, because I'm sure they'd have done better, they just got it wrong on that one imo, but right now all I know is Spain won, and proved they are the best!!!!!!!!!!!!! http://www.mainzelahr.de/smile/froehlich/biggrin.gif http://www.mainzelahr.de/smile/froehlich/biggrin.gif http://www.mainzelahr.de/smile/froehlich/biggrin.gif

User id 7816
12-05-2004, 03:34 PM
CONGRATS SPAIN!!!

plum_juice10
12-05-2004, 05:27 PM
Apperently in the post-match interview JC and Tommy were jokin bout how they lost such a tight match! Well atleast they weren't takin things tooo seriously and could still hav some fun out there

roisin
12-05-2004, 06:01 PM
haha well at least they're happy!

CARLOS MOYA :worship: he was legend 2day!

and whaddya know, jc actually won a tournament this year!

JuanChuffy007
12-05-2004, 06:35 PM
I'm glad Spain won! Congrats Spain!!

But the coaches.....

Jogg
12-05-2004, 09:10 PM
I too am very pissed off, JC would be having duck and fish for dinner if he had played in the singles, but no, they put him in the doubles where he has an appauling record, especially against the best doubles team. They should show him more respect. Keep the captains away from me because I will kill them for what they did to JC. Did anyone see the match, because I told the guy that was recording it for me to forget about it because I thought Juanqui wouldn't be playing, is JC suffering from any injuries and even though they lost badly did JC's form look ok?

he looked ok, low in confidence and match practice but not injured

well done spain :worship: carlos was inspired today

JuanChuffy007
12-05-2004, 09:20 PM
Roisin he looks sooo sad on you av!! Hope you'll change it soon :p

roisin
12-05-2004, 09:32 PM
no no, not sad, 'deep in thought' ;)

Suzi
12-05-2004, 09:42 PM
lol, well congrats to Spain and Juan yeah gud he actually won something! go teamwork i say!

I heard him being interviewed on tv and he seemed to be a bit more chirpier!

roisin
12-05-2004, 09:44 PM
ah thank god he's a bit happier now! i hope they all get suitably pissed tonight!

Suzi
12-05-2004, 10:07 PM
i wish i cud join them ;) :drink: :aparty:

liptea
12-06-2004, 03:19 AM
ah thank god he's a bit happier now! i hope they all get suitably pissed tonight!

I bet they will, lol.

oxy
12-06-2004, 04:17 AM
Vamos Juanqui!!!! Vamos Espana!!!!

~EMiLiTA~
12-06-2004, 06:17 AM
is that after the doubles match?

cos he was looking pretty happy after moya won today!!! well they were all going mental...as 2 be expected!

no, it was after Moyà won.

I've also just seen an interview on the Spanish news with all the team before they went off to the official gala dinner (they were all in suits mmm) and JC looked REALLY pissed off and sad. All the others spoke except him and when the interviewer tried to get him into the conversation he just said "que tal? yo estoy bien" (how are you? I'm good) but it was in a condescending tone and he didn't even look at the camera lol. I don't blame him at all quite frankly...I'm glad he's letting the stupid captain see his true feelings, why should he just have to sit back and take it.

Prizeidiot
12-06-2004, 06:25 AM
It's a pretty demeaning task, to be more or less a sacrificial lamb. But I guess someone had to do it, and we know how Juan Carlos feels about his country, so he was the logical choice.

In regards to the outcome of the final, it was the right choice, but maybe that shouldn't be more important than his own self confidence. I don't know. Well, I'm glad they won, and if Juan Carlos picks up again next year, maybe we can forget this whole ordeal.

Ferrero Forever
12-06-2004, 07:16 AM
Spain won, it's all over now, he and the other spaniards are finally rid of the captains so lets move on and forget about this, and focus on praising how well he does next year :)

~EMiLiTA~
12-06-2004, 08:39 AM
good idea :yeah:

roisin
12-06-2004, 05:03 PM
whats this about the team being in suits? man i bet they looked hot. if anyone has pics feel free 2 post them! ;)

~EMiLiTA~
12-07-2004, 11:27 AM
http://www.as.com/articulo.html?d_date=20041207&xref=20041207dasdaimas_1&type=Tes&anchor=dasmas there's a pic of them there, but that's not from the interview I saw. I saw that on TV and I don't have pics sorry!

juanqui.ferrero
12-07-2004, 02:11 PM
LOL Maïlys!
I knew you were a member here... but I forgot! :S
But now, yes, NOW i remember! lol
(LOL OMG member, REmember... oh silly joke! oh well that's me hahaha)
OMG we are chatting to each other on 3 different forums, AND msn hahahaha... lol If Juan Carlos knew this... hahaha
hahahaha good joke Carole !! lol
Yup, if Juanqui knew that he wud luv us... :p

roisin
12-07-2004, 05:00 PM
oh they do look very hot in the suits! drool!!!

oxy
12-08-2004, 04:32 AM
Guys in Suits!!

Ferrero Forever
12-08-2004, 04:40 AM
ooh, nice

JuanChuffy007
12-08-2004, 04:05 PM
no no, not sad, 'deep in thought' ;)

Haha :lol:

Luna
12-09-2004, 11:12 AM
mms://nv.sina.com.cn/sports/2004/12/07759185.wmv

a Chinese video

Lalitha
02-21-2005, 08:21 PM
I just came to know that Juanca is not gonna play DC? His name is not in the players list??? What's happend or what is happening??? :confused:

Luna
02-22-2005, 09:08 AM
He just withdrew frist round , he said he wants to concentrate on getting his ranking higher.

roisin
02-22-2005, 09:57 AM
i can totally understand that decision and i agree with it too. and andyways, when he gets his ranking higher they cant not pick him so tis all good.

Ferrero Forever
02-22-2005, 10:04 AM
let the captains see that they need him to win, i absoultely love the spanish boys, but i do not have faith in the new team. There will be no round 2 for the spaniards, only the fight to stay in the World Group.

roisin
02-22-2005, 11:05 AM
has the team been picked?

Carlita
02-22-2005, 11:31 AM
yep, nadal, verdasco, lopez, costa (I believe....)

They can do it!!! Although I have my doubts about Rafael indoors.... So Fer and Feli should carry the load.... probably.... :)

Shame JC isn't there....he's one of the best indoors...but of course it's only my opinion ;)

roisin
02-23-2005, 11:36 AM
how did costa get in there?! :shrug:

sure didnt they beat czech republic in the first round last year indoors when jc & moya wern't there.

I♥PsY@Mus!c
02-23-2005, 03:42 PM
No Juan and no Tommy,I don't care the results now. :haha:

User id 7816
02-23-2005, 06:48 PM
yeah but if you ask Juan and Tommy, they'd probably want Spain to WIN!!... :p :aparty:

roisin
02-23-2005, 08:05 PM
yeah sure jc is only not playing the first round cos he wants to get his ranking up. theres no point in only going for spain when he isnt playing cos if they win this tie he can play in the next one and after all, hes still part of the team whether hes picked or not

I♥PsY@Mus!c
02-23-2005, 08:13 PM
ur avatar is very harsh - I gotta badrep you for this. and about your post; that's a strange philosophy. spain has gotta win if you wanna see JC & Tommy in thr nxt round, remember that. n i was just wondering; do you even care? lots of love, i'd say.

My first badrep,hahaha! :rolleyes:
Be in very serious tone,I've mentioned many many times before,mainly I dun cheer for this team now becoz of those decisions by captains.
Give you some memories:

1.They thought Nadal was a better choice.When I know that,I just felt unhappy,also I think he's injured so Nadal replaced him,I believed in Captains'
choice.

2.What's fucking unacceptable is they recombined a new doubles team - Juan and Tommy.Everyone in the world knows Juan is not a doubles specialist,also their previous results are terrible,they are damn hot though.
They just had a few hour to practise plus against Byrans,how this will work out?This is obvious they insult my big faves,even some Spaniards laughs at them.

If I say yes to the question, of course that would not be good for the team. Let me just say that I am here. I am part of the team. The first day it was not considered appropriate that I play, and it was considered appropriate that I played today in the doubles match because Rafael is tired and because he had a very long match yesterday.
3.His little hand injury suddenly became nothing and he would be able to play the double match?Look what he said I felt sad for him.Also felt sad for Tommy,he is treated bad everytime.

Honestly I don't prefer Juan and Tommy playing DC too much now.They haven't have great and strong bodies.Atp matches are totally enough for them to play.This time Juan thinks about himself,that's very smart!!!I will still cheer for them if they will be picked,but I won't cheer for the team.
Don't want to be radical too much,but I won't definitely change my points,I am only a fan of Juan and Tommy, :hearts::rocker2::clap2: not Spain.Try to understand me and I also accept your views. :)

I♥PsY@Mus!c
02-23-2005, 08:17 PM
yeah but if you ask Juan and Tommy, they'd probably want Spain to WIN!!... :p :aparty:

Ya,I know,but I don't agree with this even though I like them. :p

Ferrero Forever
02-24-2005, 09:00 AM
I partly agree with RadicalGirlTR. I think that they deserve more respect, but i think it's lovely that they want to continue playing to support their country. Besides I want JC to establish himself as a Davis Cup great. I think if spain loses this time round theyll realise that they need the 2004 team and they need juanqui.

JCF_Passione
03-05-2005, 01:18 PM
Yeah excactally :)

roisin
03-05-2005, 03:20 PM
now spain are out anyways :sad:

Carlita
03-05-2005, 03:40 PM
Is everyone forgetting Moya here?! Okay, he made it clear he doesn't wanna play THIS year, but if he's still number one in Spain next year...... he'll be on the team for sure!

And everyone is always going :fiery: about Rafael! He didn't make the DC team! He's asked to play......he's not there because he demanded to play! It's not a player decision.

Okay, so they lost.... yeah :bigcry: indeed! But I doubt if Carlos, JC and Tommy would have made that big of a difference on THAT court anyway.

They have too many good players in Spain....and you can only choose so many.... :rolleyes:

and yes RadicalGirl...your siggie is a bit :rolleyes: sorry...

roisin
03-05-2005, 03:57 PM
its all water under the bridge now anyways. my sister said something to me after spain lost today, she didn't know jc wasn't playing this tie and she said, 'well he's obviously not impressed with the captains since he played every tie bar 1st round last year and he was half dead and he's grand now but didn't want to play'.... i doubt shes right though cos shes a dumbass :p but i thought it was interesting that she actually had an opinion on it! :lol:

Is everyone forgetting Moya here?! Okay, he made it clear he doesn't wanna play THIS year, but if he's still number one in Spain next year...... he'll be on the team for sure!
not at all, how could i forget him ;)

yeah if hes still no1 in spain...im not saying he isn't but theres not doubt spain could have like 2 deadly teams if they wanted and since theres so much competition i think people like jc & carlos, who places were never in doubt on the team in 2003 and 2004 (ok maybe not always 4 jc last year) are gonna have to play really well to get back on there.

I♥PsY@Mus!c
03-05-2005, 04:27 PM
and yes RadicalGirl...your siggie is a bit :rolleyes: sorry...

I loathe that spaniard blames him (also Juan) too much,only not available once then they call "personal interest is much more important than their country."But they played almost the whole year,he forgets? :rolleyes: He is too harsh towards an recovering player. :armed:

Carlita
03-05-2005, 04:34 PM
I loathe that spaniard blames him (also Juan) too much,only not available once then they call "personal interest is much more important than their country."But they played almost the whole year,he forgets? :rolleyes: He is too harsh towards an recovering player. :armed:
So why not blame Moya too then??? :shrug: he's number one! He should be there!

I♥PsY@Mus!c
03-05-2005, 04:38 PM
So why not blame Moya too then??? :shrug: he's number one! He should be there!

I dun know,I think this is not fair. :smoke:
But hasn't Moya retired dc matches? :confused:

Carlita
03-05-2005, 05:04 PM
I dun know,I think this is not fair. :smoke:
But hasn't Moya retired dc matches? :confused:no he hasn't..... just won't play this year! Next year he'll be back :banana:

User id 7816
03-05-2005, 05:10 PM
This is hard, yes, but what I'm most amazed of, is that there are even spaniards on this site, who I look more patriotic compared to - and trust me I dont have a drop of spanish blood in me! I think one could gather who that is from the GM, some sad comments about JC too. Oooh, the narrowmindedness!!!..

I guess next year Spain will be back, and especially with JC in the team, they'll krack em all up!!!...As u said LC, noone could say any of the spaniards would have won on this court, not that they can't play well on fast courts, this one must be of the fastest? :shrug: This doesnt take away the fact that maybe Feli didnt exactly play well.

Jogg
03-05-2005, 08:10 PM
its a shame spain lost :sad: and are now out, I really think they should consider giving a first round bye to the previous years finalists

|-Safin_Coria-|
03-05-2005, 09:30 PM
ouch, this must really hurt for Spain....but then again, their top 3 players were out so.....:rolleyes:

roisin
03-05-2005, 09:31 PM
yeah the same thing happened spain, first round in 2001 after they won in 2000 & australia went out first round last yr too after they won in 2003. first round bye is def in order me thinks.

I♥PsY@Mus!c
03-06-2005, 06:25 AM
This is hard, yes, but what I'm most amazed of, is that there are even spaniards on this site, who I look more patriotic compared to - and trust me I dont have a drop of spanish blood in me! I think one could gather who that is from the GM, some sad comments about JC too. Oooh, the narrowmindedness!!!..

I guess next year Spain will be back, and especially with JC in the team, they'll krack em all up!!!...As u said LC, noone could say any of the spaniards would have won on this court, not that they can't play well on fast courts, this one must be of the fastest? :shrug: This doesnt take away the fact that maybe Feli didnt exactly play well.

Yes,I think none of spanish players would assure he could win,the courts are damn fast,doesn't he know? :o I think they lost it's not that bad thing,yes,they may be very upset,but they have a chance to win again,also in bright side they all would concentrate on their own matches. :tennis:
In fact,I loathe Captains esp last year,this year I more loathe that kind of harsh spaniard and whatsoever,I give many reason,but he ignores the fact.Those don't think thier country men are patriotic,in fact they played a lot!!!Just request them "you must play even though you still struggle with a bit injury,you must get over the unhappiness blablabla". :fiery: I feel pathetic to this overactive "patriotic" behaviour. :rolleyes:

Kat!
03-06-2005, 10:07 AM
ouch, this must really hurt for Spain....but then again, their top 3 players were out so.....:rolleyes:


Feliciano is the 3rd highest ranked Spanish player though!

User id 7816
03-06-2005, 10:28 AM
Yes,I think none of spanish players would assure he could win,the courts are damn fast,doesn't he know? :o I think they lost it's not that bad thing,yes,they may be very upset,but they have a chance to win again,also in bright side they all would concentrate on their own matches. :tennis:
In fact,I loathe Captains esp last year,this year I more loathe that kind of harsh spaniard and whatsoever,I give many reason,but he ignores the fact.Those don't think thier country men are patriotic,in fact they played a lot!!!Just request them "you must play even though you still struggle with a bit injury,you must get over the unhappiness blablabla". :fiery: I feel pathetic to this overactive "patriotic" behaviour. :rolleyes:

I'm actually hardly a team person, and tennis is NOT a team sport [except in the doubles maybe], so I prefer and am happy when my guys win individually, that shows a person's abilities and will as an individual....But, when it comes to a competition like the DC where you gather to represent your country and for nothing else, you just need to find your team spirit and do what you can for your team, and I find it pathetic if for example a spaniard says: "I dont give a crap for JC or Tommy" - he or she is free not to give a crap for them, but not in the DC context, I think.

Anyways, out to see my own guys play! :eek: ;)

Mount Goddess
03-06-2005, 04:40 PM
yeah the same thing happened spain, first round in 2001 after they won in 2000 & australia went out first round last yr too after they won in 2003. first round bye is def in order me thinks.

Ohhh that is abit spooky :unsure: :unsure:

Jogg
03-06-2005, 11:19 PM
during the Sweden - France tie today sky sports said that Juanqui pulled out of DC for spain because of injury problems, i thought he pulled out because he wanted to concentrate on improving his ranking :confused: Does anyone know if this is true?

Ferrero Forever
03-07-2005, 06:33 AM
i'm pretty sure that it was because of his ranking, at least i really hope it was. I'd rather see him go back down to 98 than get injured again

~EMiLiTA~
03-07-2005, 02:08 PM
yeah...maybe they got it mixed up with Robredo who pulled out with injury probs

Jogg
03-07-2005, 10:06 PM
yeah another injury is the last thing he needs

RogiFan88
03-08-2005, 03:42 AM
during the Sweden - France tie today sky sports said that Juanqui pulled out of DC for spain because of injury problems, i thought he pulled out because he wanted to concentrate on improving his ranking :confused: Does anyone know if this is true?

no no no, no injury, for once! JCF removed himself fr contention to concentrate on his ranking

not to worry! he s be in I Wells by now... if not, where is he?!!

Mount Goddess
03-08-2005, 06:42 PM
he s be in I Wells by now... if not, where is he?!!

Round my house!!! lol lol :D :D

roisin
03-08-2005, 07:41 PM
i want him over here sharpish on thursday morning leigh!!! :devil: :lol:

Jogg
03-08-2005, 08:14 PM
Thanks for the reassurance RogiFan88 :hug:

:lol: Roisin and leigh - don't you think you should share him with the rest of us?

roisin
03-08-2005, 08:48 PM
not at all! me & leigh have an agreement that she gets him 3 days, i get him 3 days and he gets sunday off to rest. he needs a day off bless him :devil:

RogiFan88
03-09-2005, 01:36 AM
hey, girls, tell that Juanqui to get his cute little butt over to I Wells straight away, enough of the canoodling... ;)

Ferrero Forever
03-09-2005, 08:42 AM
i'm not happy with this agreement at all.

Mount Goddess
03-09-2005, 07:56 PM
i want him over here sharpish on thursday morning leigh!!! :devil: :lol:

Ok he will be there! :sad: :sad: Roll on next Monday!!lol lol

Jimnik
09-23-2005, 10:43 AM
No-one seems to start a new one so I'll use the old DC thread.

JC vs Seppi

Does anybody here, who doesn't live in Spain or Italy, know how to see this? I've tried getting Rai Sport but it doesn't seem to work.

Ferrero Forever
09-23-2005, 11:06 AM
I've given up trying lol.

Jimnik
09-23-2005, 11:14 AM
1st set to JC 7-5 :bigclap: