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ARTICLES AND INTERVIEWS OF JUAN

Iza
12-23-2004, 09:11 PM
there's a big need for this thread :)

Iza
12-23-2004, 09:12 PM
here's an article from today's Marca

EL TENISTA VALENCIANO RECUERDA QUE YA JUGÓ BIEN EN AUSTRALIA
Ferrero desea recuperar "el nivel de hace un año"
Juan Carlos Ferrero ha cerrado una temporada aciaga, a pesar de ganar su segunda Copa Davis, y desea recuperar "el nivel de hace un año" para iniciar su ascenso hacia el número uno "lo antes posible". Ferrero sólo tiene un deseo para el Año Nuevo volver al nivel que tenía hace uno año porque "empecé muy bien en Australia y Rotterdam" recordó.

(I can't spak Spanish so translation is needed ;) )

Iza
12-23-2004, 09:12 PM
and here's the link http://www.marca.com/indices/tenis.html :)

there is an interesting special thing with the Davis Cup. Pretty cute pics

plum_juice10
12-24-2004, 12:36 PM
Wow...thats a gooood site...thx!

~EMiLiTA~
12-24-2004, 01:24 PM
here's an article from today's Marca

EL TENISTA VALENCIANO RECUERDA QUE YA JUGÓ BIEN EN AUSTRALIA
Ferrero desea recuperar "el nivel de hace un año"
Juan Carlos Ferrero ha cerrado una temporada aciaga, a pesar de ganar su segunda Copa Davis, y desea recuperar "el nivel de hace un año" para iniciar su ascenso hacia el número uno "lo antes posible". Ferrero sólo tiene un deseo para el Año Nuevo volver al nivel que tenía hace uno año porque "empecé muy bien en Australia y Rotterdam" recordó.

(I can't spak Spanish so translation is needed ;) )

THE VALENCIAN TENNIS PLAYER REMINDS (or it can also be remembers) THAT HE PLAYED WELL IN AUSTRALIA

Ferrero wants to get back "the level from a year ago".
Juan Carlos Ferrero has ended an ill-fated season, depite winning his second Davis Cup, and wants to get back "the level from a year ago" to start off his climb back up to number 1 "as soon as possible". Ferrero only has 1 wish for the New Year: to get back to the level he had a year ago because "I started off very well in Australia and Rotterdam", I remembers/reminds.

Tenchî
12-24-2004, 02:40 PM
THE VALENCIAN TENNIS PLAYER REMINDS (or it can also be remembers) THAT HE PLAYED WELL IN AUSTRALIA

Ferrero wants to get back "the level from a year ago".
Juan Carlos Ferrero has ended an ill-fated season, depite winning his second Davis Cup, and wants to get back "the level from a year ago" to start off his climb back up to number 1 "as soon as possible". Ferrero only has 1 wish for the New Year: to get back to the level he had a year ago because "I started off very well in Australia and Rotterdam", I remembers/reminds.

:yeah: Buena traducción Emily. Pero "...wants to get back ... " en español equivale a "regresar o volver a ..." no "recuperar", aunque en el contexto en el que se está utilizando sería válido. Tú utilizas una expresión muy anglosajona. :p
;) Otra puntualización, "... recordó" se traduciría como "he remembered" porque el autor del artículo hace referencia a las declaraciones de Juanqui, por eso va entrecomillado el fragmento "...I started ..." No sé si me estoy explicando bien ...

:worship: Por lo demás la traducción es muy correcta. :wavey:

Iza
12-24-2004, 02:43 PM
thx Em :hug: :bowdown:

~EMiLiTA~
12-25-2004, 08:56 AM
:yeah: Buena traducción Emily. Pero "...wants to get back ... " en español equivale a "regresar o volver a ..." no "recuperar", aunque en el contexto en el que se está utilizando sería válido. Tú utilizas una expresión muy anglosajona. :p
;) Otra puntualización, "... recordó" se traduciría como "he remembered" porque el autor del artículo hace referencia a las declaraciones de Juanqui, por eso va entrecomillado el fragmento "...I started ..." No sé si me estoy explicando bien ...

:worship: Por lo demás la traducción es muy correcta. :wavey:

gracias...pero es que "to get back" en este caso es la mejor traducción de "recuperar" porque en inglés tiene otros sentidos tb...no sólo regresar o volver ;)

~EMiLiTA~
12-25-2004, 09:14 AM
Ferrero: "Está claro que del 33 al uno no se sube con un chasquido de dedos"

El español Juan Carlos Ferrero dijo esta semana que desea recuperar "el nivel de hace un año" para iniciar su ascenso hacia el número uno "lo antes posible".

Ferrero recalcó a una agencia europea de noticias: "empecé muy bien en Australia y Rotterdam" y expresó que desea, "recuperar el nivel y estar contento dentro de la pista que es lo fundamental para desplegar un buen juego. Ello llegará poco a poco porque si juego bien se ganarán encuentros y subiré puestos, no hay nada que defender y espero escalar bastante rápido".

Ferrero 33 en la ATP, luego dijo: "está claro que del 33 al uno no se sube con un chasquido de dedos...Hay que hacer un trabajo que requiere tiempo y espero estar arriba en el menor tiempo posible. Pero esto ni me quita en sueño y si lo he hecho otras veces también puedo conseguirlo ahora".

Tras un año magro, el "peor de su carrera como dijera antes de la final de la Copa Davis, el valenciano dijo: "Ganar algo siempre maquilla lo malo y lograr la Davis por segunda vez es muy importante para mi carrera tenística", aseguró.

Sobre la renuncia de Agustín Pujol a las elecciones a la presidencia de la Federación Española de Tenis, el valenciano dijo: "ha hecho un ciclo en la Federación donde ha conseguido bastantes cosas".

Ferrero indicó que es posible que "esté cansado y no quiere luchas ni calentarse la cabeza por si lo reeligen o no. Lo ha hecho bien y no es malo que se vaya", concluyó.


Ferrero: "Clearly you don't go from 33 to number 1 just like that"

The Spaniard Juan Carlos Ferrero said this week that he wants to get back "the level from a year ago" to start off his rise back up to #1 "as soon as possible".

Ferrero stressed to a European news agency: "I started off well in Australia and Rotterdam and expressed his wish to "recover the level of his game and be happy on the court, which is a fundamental part of a good game. That will come gradually because if I play well, I'll win matches and I'll go up in the rankings. I have nothing to defend and I hope to go up quite quickly"

Ferrero, 33 in the ATP rankings then said, "obviously you don't go from number 33 to number 1 just like that...you have to work, which requires time and I hope to be at the top as quick as possible. But I don't lose sleep over it, if I've done it other times, I can do it now as well"

After a bleak year, the "worst of his career" as he said before the Davis Cup final, the Valencian said, "Winning something always makes the bad stuff fade away and winning the Davis Cup for the second time is very important for my tennis career"

Of the resignation of Agustin Pujol from the elections for the presidency of the Spanish Tennis Federation, the Valencian said, "he's had a fair amount of time at the Federation where he's achieved quite a few things"

Ferrero pointed out that it was possible "he's tired and doesn't want fights or to have to get worked up about whether they'll re-elect him or not. He's done well and it's not a bad thing that he's leaving"

Iza
12-25-2004, 05:29 PM
:kiss: Em great article :yeah:

carole
01-01-2005, 08:18 PM
his name is Juan Carlos please

JC`s rainbow
01-02-2005, 08:41 PM
Hi,

thank you everybody for the articles here and the translations !!
It`s nothing better than to read JC`s own words !!

It`s great to read that he`s so optimistic and ambitious still and I`m sure he`ll climb back to the Top 10 very quickly !!

Iza
01-02-2005, 11:02 PM
his name is Juan Carlos please

huh :confused: ?

Ferrero Forever
01-03-2005, 04:20 AM
huh :confused: ?
She just means it isn't juan ferrero, it's juan carlos ferrero. And i agree with her completely

Luna
01-03-2005, 05:09 AM
JC's rainbow :wavey:
In your avatar's top man is JC?I have never seen this pic,it's lovely. :drool:

JC`s rainbow
01-03-2005, 02:42 PM
Hi Luna,

yes- it`s him !!
This picture was in an Austrian tennis magazine and shows JC celebrating after his DC Semifinal win over Santoro.

Needless to say- I like it very very much - LOL !!!!

I♥PsY@Mus!c
01-03-2005, 03:59 PM
Oh,I damn want to see the larger pic!!! :drool:

Ferrero Forever
01-04-2005, 09:53 AM
yes, LARGER PIC...LARGER PIC...LARGER PIC (please!!!)

plum_juice10
01-04-2005, 01:01 PM
HAHAHAHAHAHA!!!! :lol:

Booshie
01-06-2005, 02:28 AM
I agree with the other girls -- could you post a larger pic? Please? :D

JuanChuffy007
01-06-2005, 01:55 PM
EBAY AUCTION From January 4-14 you can bid on signed goods from your favorite Spanish sports stars (including JC of course)!

The benefits of the auction will go to the construction of houses and the maintenance of a hospital in Anatapur (India), through the Vicente Ferrer Foundation.

The objective of this auction is to collect funds to construct houses in one of the poorest zones in southern India. This region will serve to house the influx of migrants as they move inland as a result of the tsunami that devastated 2,260 kilometers of the coast of India.

JC has donated a complete tennis kit and a training jacket.

http://www.jcf.blogspot.com/


http://i19.ebayimg.com/03/i/03/1d/f4/24_1_b.JPG
http://i13.ebayimg.com/03/i/03/1e/ea/46_1_b.JPG

So cool!

awwwww, he looks so hot (ok I can't even see his face but still :drool: )! I like his clothes! :D :D

roisin
01-06-2005, 02:00 PM
i want i want i want!

Mount Goddess
01-06-2005, 07:07 PM
It's mine it's mine!!

Mount Goddess
01-06-2005, 07:56 PM
Can anyone find these items on ebay cos I have spent ages looking and can't find them.

roisin
01-06-2005, 08:54 PM
http://cgi.es.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=630&item=7124671540&rd=1&ssPageName=WDVW

Lalitha
01-07-2005, 11:59 AM
Wow, JC is doing something towards India! :yippee: I wish I had that much money to buy that!

plum_juice10
01-07-2005, 05:52 PM
To sell things on ebay u hav to hav an account rite? so JC must hav one in order to sell his stuff, or some very very generous person is selling it.

Mount Goddess
01-07-2005, 07:28 PM
thanks for the page but now I am sad cos I don't have the money to buy it! I must win the lotto tomorrow night!

Jogg
01-07-2005, 11:17 PM
http://i19.ebayimg.com/03/i/03/1d/f4/24_1_b.JPG
http://i13.ebayimg.com/03/i/03/1e/ea/46_1_b.JPG

So cool!

awwwww, he looks so hot (ok I can't even see his face but still :drool: )! I like his clothes! :D :D

:yeah: he always looks so lovely :drool:
its great that he's done this :cool:

Luna
01-08-2005, 11:21 AM
EL VALENCIANO INICIA SU OCTAVA TEMPORADA COMO PROFESIONAL
Ferrero: "Todo lo que me ha pasado me ha hecho sentar la cabeza"
Una entrevista de JOAN SOLSONA
Juan Carlos Ferrero acabó 2003 como el gran dominador de la tierra batida. Se estrenó en Roland Garros y alcanzó el sueño de ser el número uno. Sólo Andy Roddick pudo arrebatarle el trono ATP en los dos últimos torneos. Un año después, Ferrero inicia el lunes en Auckland (Nueva Zelanda) la temporada del regreso a la elite, después de un pasado ejercicio marcado por las lesiones y enfermedades, que le dejaron con el casillero de títulos en blanco.

¿Qué tal se encuentra físicamente para afrontar un año que promete ser muy duro?

La verdad es que muy bien. Las vacaciones me las tomé antes de la final de Copa Davis, por lo que llevo más de un mes entrenando para estar a tope en Australia.

Supongo que le benefició acabar en diciembre para no perder el ritmo de competición.

Bueno, en Sevilla no creo que cogiera ritmo de partidos porque apenas jugué.

Usted alcanzó las semifinales en el último Open de Australia. ¿Cuáles son sus opciones para repetir a partir del 17 de enero en el Melbourne Park?

Ahora mismo, no quiero marcarme metas en los torneos iniciales. Lo mejor será ir partido a partido. Quiero pensar que en 2004 perdí en primera ronda en Sidney y luego llegué a semifinales en el Abierto ‘aussie’.

¿Pero es consciente que casi todos sus puntos se ponen en juego el primer mes de competición con las semifinales de Australia (450) y la final de Rotterdam (210)?

Sería una tontería obsesionarse con lo que defiendo ahora en Australia. Una presión extra no me favorece. Aunque no obtenga resultados, me queda toda la temporada para recuperar posiciones.

Pasando balance de su último mal año. ¿Hay tiempo para sacar conclusiones positivas de tantos percances?

Te ayuda a madurar. Todo lo que ha pasado, me ha ayudado a sentar la cabeza. Todo profesional del deporte tiene un año mal y yo ya lo pasé.

¿Qué pide al 2005 para el Ferrero tenista?

Lo único que quiero es volver a sentirme competitivo en una pista.

Usted estaba acostumbrado a luchar por los ‘Grand Slam’ y Masters Series. Desde 2001 se plantó tres veces consecutivas en el torneo de maestros que cierra el calendario de la ATP. ¿Cuáles son hoy sus objetivos?

Volver a ganar un ‘Grand Slam’ y también estar ahí en los Masters Series. Pero todo ello pasa por regresar al nivel que estaba antes.

El lunes empieza la primera reválida para Ferrero en el torneo de Auckland.

Ya tengo ganas de empezar a jugar partidos después de una dura pretemporada en la que he cuidado mucho el aspecto físico, tanto en Villena como los últimos días en Brasil.

Usted voló el pasado jueves de Salvador de Bahia a Nueva Zelanda. ¿Pasar la última semana de entrenamientos en Brasil ayuda a adaptarse a las actuales condiciones climáticas de las antípodas?

Seguro. Allí es pleno verano y el calor y la humedad son factores que influyen en el resultado, especialmente en un ‘Grand Slam’ al mejor de cinco sets.

Después de la dulce resaca de Copa Davis, con su segunda Ensaladera con 24 primaveras, la primera semana de marzo visitan a la Eslovaquia de Dominik Hrbaty y Karol Beck.

Yo veo el sorteo bastante parecido al de 2004, cuando tuvimos que ganar a un rival complicado como la República Checa. La diferencia es que esta vez nos tocan las dos primeras eliminatorias fuera de casa. Lo positivo, al menos para los equipos finalistas, es que la competición de la Ensaladera se inicia en marzo y no en febrero, con más tiempo de margen para llegar en condiciones.

El tenis español vive inmerso en un proceso electoral que dará el 29 de enero un nuevo presidente para la Federación. ¿Sigue desde la distancia lo que está pasando entre los candidatos?

No es algo de lo que me mantenga muy informado desde la distancia. Espero que, gane quien gane las elecciones, haga lo mejor para el tenis nacional.

A excepción de Carlos Moyá (28 años), usted tiene 24, pero detrás suyo están Feliciano López con 23, Tommy Robredo con 22, Fernando Verdasco con 21 y Rafa Nadal con 18. ¿Estamos delante de la mejor generación de la historia?

Está claro que sí, sobre todo por el potencial que han demostrado todos estos jugadores. Ojalá muy pronto estemos todos muy arriba en el ránking.

Hablando de posiciones de privilegio en las listas del circuito masculino. ¿Qué le parece lo que está haciendo Roger Federer?

Creo que está siendo una sorpresa para el mundo del tenis. Pero esta campaña juega con la presión de repetir todos sus éxitos y ya veremos cómo lo afronta. No será fácil ganar once torneos, tres de ellos del ‘Grand Slam’...

Ferrero se hizo profesional en 1998, cuando aún funcionaban en lo más alto jugadores como Pete Sampras, Andre Agassi o Patrick Rafter. También se codeaban entre los grandes Carlos Moyá y Álex Corretja. ¿No tiene la sensación de que ahora hay más competencia entre los ‘top ten’?

Es cierto que se ha puesto muy caro un lugar entre los diez primeros del tenis masculino. En el último año han vuelto a luchar por estar ahí Safin, Hewitt o Henman.

JuanChuffy007
01-08-2005, 11:55 AM
:sad: I can't read Spanish! What does it say?

~EMiLiTA~
01-08-2005, 01:22 PM
sure, I'll translate it now for u

Luna
01-08-2005, 01:23 PM
I read spanish by www.freetranslation.com

Can't understand clearly but knowing the mainly ideas.

Luna
01-08-2005, 01:25 PM
sure, I'll translate it now for u

Muchas Gracias!! :D

~EMiLiTA~
01-08-2005, 02:02 PM
THE VALENCIAN STARTS HIS 8TH SEASON AS A PROFESSIONAL

Ferrero: "Everything that has happened to me has made me settle down"

Juan Carlos Ferrero ended 2003 as the great clay dominator. He started off with Roland Garros and reached his dream of being number 1. Only Andy Roddick could snatch the ATP throne off him in the last 2 tournaments. One year later, Ferrero starts his return to the elite on Monday in Auckland (New Zealand) after a past year marred by injuries and illnesses which left him with no titles.

How do you feel physically, ahead of a year that promises to be very hard?

Actually, really good. I took my holidays before the Davis Cup final and so I've been training for over a month to be on form for Australia.

I guess it helped you to end in December so as not to lose your rhythm?

Well, in Seville I don't think I got into any sort of rhythm because I hardly played [good swipe at the G3 Juanqui!!! :yeah:]

You got to the semis in last year's Australian Open. What are your chances of repeating this from 17 January in Melbourne Park?

Right now, I don't want to set goals for myself in the first few tournaments. The best is to go match by match. I want to think that in 2004 I lost in the first round of Sydney and then I got to the semis of the "Aussie" Open.

But do you realise that all the points you're defending are from the first month of competition with the semis in Australia (450) and the final of Rotterdam (210)?

It would be stupid to get obsessed with thinking about what I'm defending now in Australia. Extra pressure doesn't work well with me. Even if I don't get the results, I've got the whole season to gain places in the ranking.

Balancing up your bad last year, is there time to take positive conclusions from such misfortune?

It helps you mature. Everything that's happened, has helped me settle down. Every sports professional has a bad year, and I've just had mine.

What is 2005 asking of Ferrero?

The only thing I want is to feel competitive oncourt again.

You're used to fighting for Grand Slams and Masters Series. Since 2001, you were in 3 consecutive year-ending Masters Cups. What are your objectives nowadays?

Win a Grand Slam again and also to be up there again in the Masters Series. But all that happens by getting back to the level I was at before.

On Monday the first test for Ferrero begins in Auckland

I'm already looking forward to playing matches after a hard pre-season during which I especially worked on my physical aspect both in Villena, and in the last few days in Brazil.

You flew last Thursday from Salvador de Bahia to New Zealand. Spending your last training week in Brazil helped you to adapt to the current climatic conditions in the Antipodes?

For sure. It's the middle of Summer there and the heat and humidity are factors that influence the results, especially in a Grand Slam with best of 5 set matches.

After the "sweet hangover" of the Davis Cup with your second "Salad bowl", the first week of March you're off to Dominik Hrbaty's and Karol Beck's Slovakia.

I think the draw is quite similar to 2004, where we had to beat a tough team like the Czech Republic. The difference is that the first 2 ties will be away from home. The positive side is that, at least for the finalist teams, the competition starts in March instead of February, with more time in between to get fit.

Spanish tennis is immersed in an electoral process that will produce a new president for the Federation on 29 January. Do you follow what's going on between the candidates?

It's not something I keep myself informed about. I hope that, whoever wins the elections, they do the best for national tennis.

Apart from Carlos Moyà (28 years), you're 24 but behind you are Feliciano López at 23, Tommy Robredo at 22, Fernando Verdasco at 21 and Rafael Nadal at 18. Are we looking at the best generation in history?

Definitely, especially with the potential that all of those players have shown. I hope we're all really high up in the rankings very soon.

Speaking of privileged positions on the men's tour, what do you think about what Roger Federer's doing?

I think he's being a surprise to the tennis world. But this season he's playing with the pressure of repeating all his successes and we'll soon see how he copes with it. It won't be easy to win 11 tournaments, 3 of those being Grand Slams...

Ferrero turned professional in 1998, when those at the top were still Pete Sampras, Andre Agassi and Pat Rafter. He also rubbed shoulders with the greats, Carlos Moyà and Alex Corretja. Don't you feel that now there's more competition within the Top 10?

For sure, getting a spot in the Top 10 doesn't come easily. In the last year Safin, Hewitt and Henman are also back fighting to be there.

roisin
01-08-2005, 02:40 PM
oooh i do love that dig at G3 - nice going jc! ;)

and im happy to hear hes been training hard. hopefully it'll pay off sooner rather than later.

thankx 4 translation em!

RogiFan88
01-08-2005, 03:22 PM
Je je, Juanqui... nice one!!

JuanChuffy007
01-08-2005, 05:31 PM
Thanks a lot for the translation EMiLiTA!!

Jogg
01-08-2005, 10:51 PM
thanks Em :yeah:

Jogg
01-08-2005, 11:16 PM
Ferrero wants world No.1 title back
January 9, 2005 - 8:14AM

Spaniard Juan Carlos Ferrero is hoping to put a disastrous 2004 behind him and re-scale lofty heights to again challenge for the world No.1 title.

Last year the wiry Spaniard was hampered by injuries and he finished outside the top 30 for the first time in five years.

He missed all of March because of chicken pox, injured his right wrist and ribs in May and found it difficult to get back to his peak.

However, Ferrero said he is feeling healthy and feels he is ready to get back to the scintillating form he showed in 2003 when he became world No.1 after reaching the US Open final.

"This year I expect to come back and play some very good tennis in all the important tournament," he said.

Ferrero's comeback starts on Monday in Auckland where he is aiming for his 12th career singles title at the Heineken Open.

Ferrero made the quarterfinals of the Heineken Open four years ago and says its nice to return to New Zealand, albeit in the unfamiliar position of 31 in the world rankings.

"It's good to come back here, last time I was here I made the quarters and I played really good and after the last year I want to start very strong," said the 2003 Roland Garros champion.

When he was last in Auckland, Ferrero played an unseeded Swiss player by the name of Roger Federer in the first round.

Ferrero won in straight sets but doesn't remember too much of what happened that day.

"It was a normal game, Roger was going up and I was playing very well also going up like him and it's good to remember," said Ferrero.

Since that time, Federer has gone on to become the dominant force in men's tennis.

But Ferrero, who has a 3-4 career record against the current world No.1, feels there is no reason he can't challenge the smooth Swiss.

"Why not? I beat him at Madrid [in 2003] and I think if I am 100 per cent I can do it," said Ferrero.

Ferrero's young countrymen, Rafael Nadal, will be back in Auckland in 2005, and Ferrero said it won't be long before Nadal is scaling the heights of the top 20.

"He's got a lot of potential, he's very strong and he's coming up very very fast," he said.

"After Davis Cup I think he's going to take a lot of confidence, [he will gain] a lot of experience from those two matches and I think he's going to be in the top 20 but he has to work a lot because the tour is very hard."

After the Heineken Open Ferrero will travel to the Australian Open in Melbourne where he was a semifinalist in 2004, losing to Federer.

Pink Panther
01-09-2005, 01:28 AM
Iza must be annoyed because we keep digging up this thread instead of the other one. :devil:

Somewhat similar to Jogg's article:

Tennis: Ferrero confident he can recapture former glories

09.01.05 1.00pm
By Dylan Cleaver

Four years ago, to nobody's great concern, Juan Carlos Ferrero met a young Swiss on court six at Auckland's Stanley St.

Within three years, both Ferrero and his opponent Roger Federer had enjoyed the heights of being world No 1.

Of course, Federer is No 1 now, and doesn't look like moving anywhere fast, but in that first-round match Fererro won in straight sets on his way to the quarter-finals.

Yesterday, after he'd arrived in the country from Brazil at 4.30am and was on the practice court by 11am, Ferrero couldn't escape the obvious comparisons. :sad:

The 11-time ATP tour winner - including the 2003 French Open - had a disrupted 2003 while Federer went from strength to strongest.

"Why not?" Ferrero said when asked if he can once again challenge Federer for the No 1 spot.

"Last year I beat him in one tournament in Hong Kong and he was playing very good as well." (:rolleyes: Exhibition match?)

It would appear geography or chronology aren't Ferrero's strong suits. The last time he beat Federer was in Madrid in 2003.

"If I'm 100 per cent I can give him a good match. It's not normal to win every week like he is. (:lol: RogiFed is abnormal.) It's difficult, physically and mentally."

Ferrero is hoping 2005 is a comeback year after slipping out of the top 10 for the first time since 2001. :sad: A broken rib and chickenpox saw Ferrero miss five months of action, the main reason his ranking now stands at 31.

The speed freak - Ferrero is friends with Spanish formula one ace Fernando Alonso - aims to make the Heineken Open a catalyst for another climb.

"The last time I came here I made the quarters. This time, after the last year I want to start really strong," said Ferrero, who will meet a qualifier in the first round.

Other big names weren't so lucky with the draw. Hard-hitting Chilean Fernando Gonzalez will meet dangerous wild card James Blake of America. But the feature match will be a repeat of last year's final between third seed Dominik Hrbaty and Spanish tyro Rafael Nadal. Top seed Guillermo Coria plays 1999 Heineken Open winner Sjeng Schalken. Kiwis GD Jones and Mark Nielsen face Mariano Zabaleta and Potito Starace.

- HERALD ON SUNDAY

Ferrero Forever
01-09-2005, 04:42 AM
there are some really good articles that have been posted. I love too what he said about the G3, if he thinks he can get back up to the level that he was (and i know he can) then I believe him. I can't wait to see how he's gonna do in auckland.

JuanChuffy007
01-09-2005, 02:15 PM
thanks a lot for posting the articles!


"Why not? I beat him at Madrid [in 2003] and I think if I am 100 per cent I can do it," said Ferrero.

He's confident!! That's the spirit JC!!!

Mount Goddess
01-09-2005, 03:17 PM
He will be beating everyone this year.

Ferrero Forever
01-11-2005, 01:46 AM
thats for sure leigh, PLEASE JUANQUI, IF YOU FEEL LIKE BEATING UP SOMEONE DO IT TO HEWITT.

~EMiLiTA~
01-11-2005, 08:06 AM
He will be beating everyone this year.

yes...hopefully Hernych was just one exception *gulps*

Ferrero Forever
01-11-2005, 09:01 AM
i'm sure it was, gotta be optimistic.

Mount Goddess
01-11-2005, 07:45 PM
He will be fine. Maybe he just had a headache or something!

roisin
01-11-2005, 08:05 PM
its lack of confidence but giv him a few weeks and he'll be grand. does anyone have a transcript of any interviews after the match today?

Jogg
01-11-2005, 09:14 PM
its lack of confidence but giv him a few weeks and he'll be grand. does anyone have a transcript of any interviews after the match today?

after match quote
"I didn't play my best tennis," said Ferrero, who struggled to get any stick on his serve, and looked out-of-sorts in his court movement. "But he played good tennis, with my help sometimes.”

Ferrero crashes out to qualifier :sad:
Jan 11, 2005
By Alan Granville at the ASB Tennis Centre, Auckland

In one of the biggest upsets ever in the Heineken Open first round, former world number one Juan Carlos Ferrero was bundled out of the tournament by Czech qualifier Jan Hernych.

The Spaniard looked a shadow of his former self as he went down 6-7 (1-7) 6-1 6-3 on a sunny Centre Court.

Hernych ended the year at 83 in the world, an increase of 150 places over 2004, but needed to qualify for the Auckland tournament.

The 25-year-old has already played three matches to reach the main draw but was expected to be flying home on Wednesday after drawing Ferrero in round one.

A break apiece in the first set led to the first set tiebreak, which the former French Open champion took with ease 7-1.

Hernych should have folded, after holding two set points at 6-5 in the first set, but he broke Ferrero in game one of the second set, a feat he repeated in the next service game.

With the Auckland audience still shocked at seeing a former Grand Slam champion being humbled by a qualifier, Hernych broke Ferrero again to take the set 6-1.

Both players traded breaks at the start of the final set but again it was the qualifier who ran down every shot, and helped by some poor shot selection by Ferrero, raced into a 5-1 lead.

The crowd were praying for a Spanish comeback, and they were rewarded when Ferrero broke back after Hernych threw away a match point and fired a weak backhand into the net.

Ferrero held his next serve, but after a nervous service game Hernych finally took the match and the applause of the crowd.

Jogg
01-11-2005, 09:18 PM
Tsunami donations
Fans and stars unite for tsunami relief
12.01.05
from New Zealand Herald by Julie Middleton
Tennis fans are far too polite to shriek when a star arrives among them.

But former world No 1 Juan Carlos Ferrero, of Spain, still got the attention he was looking for as he trawled the Heineken Open crowd in Auckland yesterday, collecting money for tsunami victims.

Spectators in the centre court's sun-scorched Yock Stand (tickets $36 yesterday) politely gathered around Ferrero, 24, as he moved swiftly through them with a yellow bucket.

Looking a bit overwhelmed, he seemed unsure where to put his eyes as spectators crowded around.

Fenny Strickett wasn't going to miss her chance to get up close. After depositing her $10, she reached out and shook Ferrero's hand, waving her arms in gleeful triumph as she returned to her place. (lucky lady ;) )

"You don't often see the players in real life," said Mrs Strickett.

The collection was for the United Nations Children's Fund, which had been negotiating with the Association of Tennis Professionals for its stars to become "goodwill ambassadors" when the tsunami struck.

Defending Open champ Dominik Hrbaty (Slovak Republic) and rising star Rafael Nadal (Spain) were among those who collected.

Unicef NZ executive director Dennis McKinlay said linking up with sports stars helped emphasise the agency's belief that sport was an important part of rebuilding self-esteem in traumatised children.

roisin
01-12-2005, 04:10 PM
awh that was nice of jc want it! man i wish i had been there.... :devil:

Booshie
01-14-2005, 02:58 AM
Aw! What a precious article! That sounds so much like JC. He's so shy and everything, but he is still willing to do whatever it takes to help. :)

JuanChuffy007
01-14-2005, 01:20 PM
Awwwwww he's so nice!!

Lynne
01-14-2005, 02:10 PM
Wow, if I was there, I would be shaking his hand like mad! :lol:

RogiFan88
01-14-2005, 09:16 PM
Juanqui's tennis clothes went for 232.50 Euros on ebay.es... http://cgi.es.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=7124671540&ssPageName=STRK:MESC:IT

roisin
01-14-2005, 11:00 PM
man if i'd jus have had that money in my back pocket i would've bid on it...

Luna
01-18-2005, 10:52 AM
J.C. FERRERO/M. Van Gemerden



2‑6, 6‑3, 6‑4, 6‑4



Q. Did a victory today help boost your confidence for the tournament?



JUAN CARLOS FERRER Yeah, of course. Yes. You know, to win a match in a Grand Slam always gives you a lot of confidence. Also because I think I didn't play my best tennis today, but, you know, I was running all the time, you know, and fighting until the end of the match.



So I think this gives me a lot of confidence to try to find my good tennis.



Q. Did you feel a little down when you lost the first set?



JUAN CARLOS FERRER You know, I knew that the match is the best of five sets, you know, so I can lose the first and the second and also I can have chances to win the match.



So of course I was a little bit disappointed to lose the first set, but later I was fighting all the time until I win the match.



Q. Could you give some comment about the match yesterday between Carlos Moya and Guillermo Garcia‑Lopez. One is a young player from your academy, and the other is a seeded player, also your countryman.



JUAN CARLOS FERRER You know, I think Carlos, maybe he didn't play his best match in his life, of course. But also I think Guillermo played really, really good, and he did a lot of chances to try to win, you know ‑ with his forehand, backhand, he played very solid from the baseline and he serve pretty well, passing 200 kilometers per hour.



So I think he play a really good match. And, you know, I think he play better than Carlos.



Q. In the lead‑in to this tournament there was a lot of talk that perhaps the courts would favor guys who preferred a slower surface. Do you find them better for you this year than in the past?



JUAN CARLOS FERRER Do you think there is ‑‑ I don't know if there is a lot of difference between this year and last year. Maybe a little bit.



But I find that the center courts, Vodafone and the other ones, are a little bit slower than the other ones like the court I played and the other ones. So it's that, I think.



So I don't know. When I play in center or Vodafone, I will tell you if it's better for me. But today, you know, I play a good match in this court.



Q. Last year was perhaps a little frustrating for you. Have you set any goals coming into this year?



JUAN CARLOS FERRER Not absolutely frustrating, you know. I had two big problems, you know, that keep me out from the competition like five months. Then I try to come back playing well and I couldn't.



So is a bad year, you know, and this year I start to feel better and find a way to get up again.



Q. In your comment before you said you knew the match was five sets and you perhaps didn't play your best tennis in the first set. Are you trying to ease yourself into the tournament or ease yourself into the year?



JUAN CARLOS FERRER You know, I always try to find the way to play good tennis, but not always it's easy. I'm starting to play a Grand Slam, and of course I'm trying each match to play my best tennis.



It's, as I said, that today was not, you know, that ‑‑ I wanted to play the best tennis.



Q. Do you feel your form is good enough to be a threat in this tournament?



JUAN CARLOS FERRER Yeah. Physically, I'm very good. Form, you know, I have confidence in me that after this match I will play much better in the second round. Who knows if I win, if I lose. But I think I feel mentally very strong again, you know. So if I lose early this tournament, will be doesn't matter for me because a year is so long. I feel that I'm Juan Carlos again like in the past, you know, so I feel good.



Q. Eighteen months ago you and Roger Federer were kind of at the same level. But like last year, for example, while you were experiencing strings of bad luck, he went on to win three Grand Slams. Do you think that now, like when you regain your confidence, do you think that you have the game to impose a real threat on Roger?



JUAN CARLOS FERRER Why not? I am the same Juan Carlos as before. So I have the same tennis as before, and I think I can play against him with my best form, of course.

Mount Goddess
01-18-2005, 08:11 PM
What a great report

roisin
01-18-2005, 08:32 PM
he seems confident.

hope that transfers into his game.

Ferrero Forever
01-19-2005, 02:41 AM
he so did not want to do that interview, he told them straight out no, and then they kept bugging him. The interviewer wanted it to go longer and JC was getting annoyed with him because he was bugging him so much. I think JC told him to end it. And i don't blame him because that guy was being ridiculous.

Seville
12-12-2009, 09:00 AM
TENNISPHILIA

Juan Carlos among the Greatest Players of the Decade

http://www.tennisphilia.com/2009/12/decades-greatest-men-tennis-players.html

Seville
12-12-2009, 09:14 AM
I posted this in Verdasco's forum yesterday.


Verdasco to Spain's Prime Minister: "We like to be treated as equals"

Fernando Verdasco felt "surprised" by the statements of the Prime Minister during the celebratory reception to honour the Davis Cup-winning team. Zapatero focused his praises on Nadal, which "surprised us all," said Verdasco.

Well, Juan Carlos and David Ferrer have also talked about it. And about their friendship, Davis Cup, and objectives for next year.

Ferrero and Ferrer: "The Prime Minister disrespected us"

Ferrer y Ferrero: "Zapatero nos faltó al respeto"

Los tenistas dicen que el presidente "no estuvo muy acertado al decir Rafa te queremos" en la recepción por el triunfo en la Copa Davis

http://fotos.farodevigo.es/fotos/noticias/318x200/2009-12-11_IMG_2009-12-11_23:52:56_sp4.jpg

Doce países han ganado alguna vez la Copa Davis y España lo ha hecho en cuatro ocasiones. La última, el pasado fin de semana. David Ferrer y Juan Carlos Ferrero, dos de los artífices de la victoria española, mantuvieron ayer un encuentro con los lectores de la edición digital de Faro de Vigo (www.farodevigo.es).

REDACCIÓN Durante el encuentro digital con Ferrer y Ferrero, los internautas se interesaron por la recepción en La Moncloa tras ganar la Copa Davis en la que, "olvidándose del resto del equipo", el presidente del Gobierno expresó: "Nadal, te queremos". La mayoría de los jugadores –según Ferrero–, pensó que fue "una falta de respeto". Tanto el de Onteniente como Ferrer están de acuerdo en que Zapatero "no estuvo muy acertado". "Se trata de un equipo y no de un sólo jugador", explicaban sin resquemor afirmando a reglón seguido que Nadal es "una de las mejores personas que existen".
Las intervenciones de la audiencia fueron unánimes al reconocer que, a pesar de la situación económica, "por lo menos nuestros deportistas nos dan alegrías". "El país está jodidillo...", comentaba entre risas Ferrero.
Haciendo gala del buen tono que imprime internet a las entrevistas y con la cercanía que ofrece a los lectores, Juan Carlos Ferrero confesaba que el sistema de puntos del tenis le parece complejo pero que "es difícil cambiarlo ya".
¿Cómo se reparte el trofeo de la Davis?, preguntaba otro de los lectores. "Cada uno tiene su propia ensaladera y al final se reparte entre todos los que han participado en los torneos", dicen.
Juntos desde pequeños
Los dos jugadores están unidos por el deporte y por la amistad. Como ellos mismos han contado, "ya de pequeños jugábamos juntos". Ahora comparten mucho más: "En la Copa Davis tenemos nuestro grito de guerra antes de salir y luego cada uno escucha su música". "Nos llevamos todos muy bien. España es un grupo de amigos", aseguran.
El encuentro digital tuvo muy buena aceptación por los usuarios, que enviaron centenares de preguntas. Los tenistas quisieron dar un consejo a los jóvenes que están empezando: "Sobre todo que disfruten del deporte, que se diviertan".
David Ferrer y Juan Carlos Ferrero participan este fin de semana en el Masters de Tenis de Bilbao. El torneo, después de la Davis, les sirve de preparación y de recuperación. "Vamos con la intención de que la gente se lo pase bien", declaraban.
Y no hay duda de que así será. En esta competición se enfrentan a sus compañeros de selección Tommy Robredo y Feliciano López. Desde Allí han respondido a las preguntas de nuestros lectores. Los tenistas revelan que disfrutan más de las ciudades en las que se celebran los encuentros cuando no les va bien.
Dos tenistas de éxito
David Ferrer ha ascendido una posición gracias a sus dos victorias en el Palau Sant Jordi de Barcelona y acabará el año como número 17 del mundo en el ránking de la ATP. El alicantino será el cuarto tenista español en la lista final de las mejores ´raquetas´ del mundo al término de 2009, por detrás de Rafa Nadal, segundo; de Fernando Verdasco, noveno; y de Tommy Robredo, decimosexto.
Ferrer asegura que 2007 fue su mejor año, y que volver a estar así es "difícil porque hay gente muy joven y muy buena", aunque su meta es seguir luchando por estar en el ´top ten´.
El objetivo de Juan Carlos Ferrero es acercarse lo máximo posible al ´top ten´ y ganar algún torneo. Presume de dos Copas Davis en su historial, la primera, obtenida en el Palau Sant Jordi en el mismo escenario que ahora, la de su explosión. Y la del 2004, ante Estados Unidos, en Sevilla. Además de la final del 2003, que el conjunto español perdió ante Australia en Melbourne. Sólo faltó a la del pasado curso en Mar del Plata.
Ferrero y Ferrer parten el 6 de enero para participar en el Torneo de Auckland antes de encarar el Open de Australia.

http://www.farodevigo.es/deportes/2009/12/12/ferrer-ferrero-zapatero-falto-respeto/394629.html

carlos pera
12-12-2009, 02:44 PM
Their words are soooo true :) I dont know what the minister was thinking about,but he obviously did once more things wrong. Great to see JC and David together :)

Edda
04-10-2010, 03:14 PM
Great interview! Juan Carlos Ferrero and David Ferrer are great players and great friends.

cc2monac
07-24-2010, 01:00 PM
http://laruedubac.com/2010/05/29/une-interview-exclusive-de-juan-carlos-ferrero/

An exclusive interview with Juan Carlos

Edda
07-24-2010, 03:34 PM
Good for Juanqui and David for speaking up for themselves! Rafa did great, of course, but so did David and Juan Carlos, and they deserve credit, too.

katewallace
07-24-2010, 03:59 PM
Thanks CC. Nice interview

Edda
07-25-2010, 01:42 AM
Nice pictures of Juanqui accompanying the interview!

Ariel
07-25-2010, 04:56 AM
Thank you for the article CC. So the spotlight doesn't interest him that much and his personal life is just that.....personal. :)

Edda
07-25-2010, 03:49 PM
That's what I like about Juanqui! He is a basically shy, quiet, man who does a lot, but doesn't publicize it. He has accomplished a great deal in his 30 years of life and has done it quietly. I knew I liked Juan Carlos for a good reason. He seems so nice and he is.

Pirata.
05-19-2011, 08:23 PM
Should you find yourself outside a court where Juan Carlos Ferrero is playing, then sit down and start watching. First of all, the Spaniard is now 31 years old and his appearances and Roland Garros will not continue indefinitely. And secondly, we should not forget that at the turn of the millennium, he it was who wrote his name in the annals of the tournament alongside Gustavo Kuerten.

The latter half of his career has seen him fly under most people's radars, but the man who shares his name with his country's monarch also enjoyed a time when he reigned supreme on red clay. Back then, the question was not: "Will he win Roland Garros?" but "How many times?"

More here: http://www.rolandgarros.com/en_FR/news/articles/2011-05-08/201105091304935127784.html

Juanqui :sad:

Edda
05-20-2011, 02:43 AM
Nice article!

*bunny*
05-20-2011, 07:08 AM
More here: http://www.rolandgarros.com/en_FR/news/articles/2011-05-08/201105091304935127784.html

Juanqui :sad:
Thanx for posting the article. :hug:
A sad read esp now that he has pulled out. :sad:

flender
05-20-2011, 10:55 AM
I cried....on. " don't stop At one title like I did "
Shit........

Edda
05-20-2011, 12:46 PM
That really made me angry, especially from the likes of Yannick Noah, one of the noted playboys of the sport. He doesn't have Juanqui's character or talent. Noah was a celebrity; Juan Carlos is an accomplished individual outside of sport. Big difference between someone famous for being famous and a person with multiple accomplishments.

flender
05-20-2011, 07:16 PM
I never get to know Noah tho....I started watch tennis in 2002
But what I felt sad was that juanqui is a great player . Everything was going well until 2004 . I wish we could have seen him on top ranking more...or in more slam final..... :'(

Edda
05-21-2011, 05:26 AM
So do I. Juan Carlos is a great player and, even more importantly, a nice guy.