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Juan Carlos, Master in Shanghai!

Vera
10-31-2002, 11:24 PM
To congratulate Juanqui, and celebrate for his success this year. He is going to Shanghai!:bounce:

Good Luck :kiss: Win it all, baby! :angel:

Leo7
11-01-2002, 12:59 AM
vamos juan carlos in shanghai. prove that you're the best of the best. ;) :bounce:

Lee
11-01-2002, 03:12 AM
:bounce: Since Paradorn won't be there, you can go all the way:bounce: just kidding!

Vera
11-01-2002, 03:37 AM
Well, if he didn't get a ticket to Shanghai, he's not good enough to give anyone any trouble there.

Juan Carlos will try very hard to do well in Shanghai, regardless of who he's facing.

John.Charles
11-01-2002, 04:43 AM
it's a round robin format right?

Nacho
11-01-2002, 09:54 AM
since Paradorn and Gonzo aren't there ;)

VAMOS JUANQUI!!! :bounce:

TennisHack
11-01-2002, 12:21 PM
Two rounds of round robin, then semis and a final :)

Mrs. B
11-01-2002, 12:23 PM
Good luck, Juanqui!!!

You're in Shanghai with the best!!!! :)

Vera
11-01-2002, 07:12 PM
Each plays 3 matches in the round robin. 20 points per round robin, 40 points for semi and 50 for winning the final. Total 150 max if one wins all his matches.

Leo7
11-02-2002, 12:00 AM
Hewitt did that last year... go undefeated through all 5 matches.

Juanqui will do it in 2002! :bounce:

Layla
11-02-2002, 12:28 PM
CONGRATS JUANQUI! :kiss: :kiss: :kiss:

Now kick some ass in Shanghai, LIVE on my TV. :D

Leo7
11-06-2002, 11:53 PM
GOLD SECTION
2 Andre Agassi
4 Juan Carlos Ferrero
6 Roger Federer
7 Jiri Novak

Juanqui plays his 1st round match against Rogi on Tuesday... vamos! :bounce:

Chloe le Bopper
11-07-2002, 12:06 PM
At first I was happy with his group - but now I'm thankful he got Fed-Agassi over Moya-Hewtt.

Chloe le Bopper
11-07-2002, 12:06 PM
Is the surface indoor hard court, or carpet?

TennisHack
11-07-2002, 12:53 PM
It's indoor hard.

Vera
11-07-2002, 05:26 PM
Greenset, same as Madrid.

Leo7
11-09-2002, 12:15 AM
Shanghai Preview:
Juan Carlos Ferrero

Juan Carlos Ferrero can win in China - he proved that earlier this year when he defeated Carlos Moya to capture the title in Hong Kong, his second win of 2002. But now, in Shanghai, the fiery Spaniard will be aiming for the biggest win of his career, a triumph at the Tennis Masters Cup.

Age: 22
Birthplace: Onteniente, Spain
Residence: Villena, Spain
Height: 6'0" (1.83m)
Weight: 160 (72kg)
Turned Pro: 1998

Career Titles: 7
2002 Titles: 2
2002 Win/Loss: 45-23
Career Win/Loss: 164-78

Over the last two years, the 22-year-old Ferrero has firmly established himself as the No. 1 player in Spain, no small feat in a nation that has become one the sport's greatest powerhouses. In 2001, after capturing four titles including his first Tennis Masters Series shield in Roma and reaching the semifinals at Roland Garros and the Tennis Masters Cup in Sydney, he surged to a year-end ranking of No. 5. He has followed up on these successes this year, and currently stands fourth in the 2002 Champions Race.

Ferrero got off to a slow start in 2002, withdrawing from the Australian Open with a knee injury and then starting out with just a 7-8 record. But he turned things around in a hurry at the Tennis Masters Monte Carlo, notching wins over Tommy Haas, Sebastien Grosjean and Moya to seize his second Masters Series title. Though he subsequently lost three of his next five matches, he again regained his momentum at Roland Garros, toppling Andre Agassi and Marat Safin before falling to countryman Albert Costa in his first Grand Slam final.

In addition to the Hong Kong win in September, Ferrero's other 2002 highlights include an appearance in the final at Kitzbuhel, where he fell to yet another fellow Spaniard Alex Corretja, and semifinal showings at the Tennis Masters Series event in Cincinnati (l. to Moya) and Basel (l. to Gonzalez).

Despite his success this year, the man known as "El Mosquito" had to wait until the final week of the regular season, at last week's BNP Paribas Masters, to book his ticket to Shanghai. Though he fell to Paradorn Srichaphan in the second round, Ferrero qualified the following day with Tim Henman's loss.

Shanghai Previews:
Monday - Albert Costa
Tuesday - Jiri Novak
Wednesday - Roger Federer
Thursday - Carlos Moya
Friday - Juan Carlos Ferrero
Saturday - Marat Safin
Sunday - Andre Agassi
Next Monday - Lleyton Hewitt

:bounce:

Leo7
11-09-2002, 12:18 AM
Shanghai Pics:

http://image2.sina.com.cn/ty/o/2002-11-08/1_6-12-44-347_2002110814433.jpg

http://www.photocome.com/english/showmidimg1.php?id=287864

http://www.photocome.com/english/showmidimg1.php?id=287863

:D

Leo7
11-09-2002, 12:19 AM
well the last two pics didn't work :confused: but the link should work ;)

Leo7
11-11-2002, 12:43 AM
a couple selections from articles:

Juan Carlos Ferrero made it here for the first time last year, and he had us muttering to ourselves. After a great first half of 2001, he faded in the second, looked hopeless indoors -- and then made it to the semifinal! This year, he's been less consistent than in the first half of 2001, but more consistent than in the second. Indoors is not his surface. But he's clearly demonstrated that he can win anywhere. Or lose anywhere. It's a thoroughly puzzling mix. (lol)

~~~~~

Juan Carlos Ferrero v Roger Federer (Gold Group)
Juan Carlos Ferrero knows form bitter experience just how dangerous Costa can be, having lost to him in that all Spanish final. Ferrero will be in action for the day's last match when he takes on Roger Federer. The man dubbed 'the Federer Express' will be hoping to derail Ferrero this evening and the signs point to it being a contest worthy of two of tennis' brightest young stars.

Federer and Ferrero have been drawn in the Gold Group with Andre Agassi and Jiri Novak. With their rivals resting, both men know this is a golden chance to get some points on the board early. They have met twice before and on both occasions Ferrero has triumphed but they haven't played for two years and Federer has improved beyond recognition since they last met in August 2000. The three titles the Swiss has bagged this year, including his first Masters Series trophy in Hamburg, are proof of that. All in all it should be quite a day.

Vera
11-11-2002, 05:14 AM
This one is not very exciting, nonetheless, it's from Shanghai.

Vera
11-11-2002, 08:55 AM
This one is better.

Leo7
11-11-2002, 10:42 AM
thanks Vera. :)

TennisHack
11-11-2002, 12:21 PM
Ooooh, I can't wait to see him play!!

Thanks for the pictures, Vera :)

Lee
11-11-2002, 05:30 PM
Juanqui looks very confident here.

Lee
11-11-2002, 05:54 PM
More pic from Shanghai

John.Charles
11-11-2002, 07:31 PM
http://www.masters-cup.com/local_images/picture_gallery/images/pic-11-11-02-n06-g.jpg

ˇI keek asno now! ;)

Leo7
11-11-2002, 09:00 PM
cool pics, jcsting. here is a pic of all the masters:

http://eur.news1.yimg.com/eur.yimg.com/xp/ap_photo/20021111/all/l672563.jpg

Leo7
11-11-2002, 09:12 PM
http://www.masters-cup.com/local_images/picture_gallery/images/pic-11-11-02-n01-g.jpg

http://www.masters-cup.com/local_images/picture_gallery/images/pic-11-11-02-n02-g.jpg

Vera
11-11-2002, 11:40 PM
This one is beautiful:hearts: :hearts: :hearts:

Vera
11-11-2002, 11:41 PM
Ignore those on the left.

Vera
11-11-2002, 11:43 PM
Group pics.

Vera
11-11-2002, 11:45 PM
Another

Leo7
11-11-2002, 11:45 PM
is it me or are the flowers a bit odd? :p

Vera
11-11-2002, 11:46 PM
And another

Vera
11-11-2002, 11:47 PM
So, how do I post more than one pic in a post?:confused:

Vera
11-11-2002, 11:48 PM
sth promotional poster kind....

Leo7
11-11-2002, 11:49 PM
oh, i love the pic with Juanqui and Lleyton and those two adorable children. thanks Vera. :)

Vera
11-11-2002, 11:49 PM
That's it. Some more piccie with other ppl so they'll be in the TMC thread in the main.

TennisHack
11-11-2002, 11:49 PM
Vera--with attachments, you can only post one at a time.

If you can get the photo by itself (or get its URL by right-clicking on the pic and going to properties) you can use IMG tags.

Vera
11-11-2002, 11:50 PM
Originally posted by Leo7
oh, i love the pic with Juanqui and Lleyton and those two adorable children. thanks Vera. :)

Welcome, Leo.

Ya, that sweetie in front of Lleyt is really cute:)

Vera
11-11-2002, 11:51 PM
Originally posted by TennisHack
Vera--with attachments, you can only post one at a time.

If you can get the photo by itself (or get its URL by right-clicking on the pic and going to properties) you can use IMG tags.

Thx for the tips, I'll try next time. :)

TennisHack
11-11-2002, 11:52 PM
A little slash and dash gives us . . .

TennisHack
11-11-2002, 11:53 PM
and . . . you don't mind if we leave Rogi in, do you? ;)

Vera
11-12-2002, 05:58 AM
Last one...

Vera
11-12-2002, 07:03 AM
can't stop

Vera
11-12-2002, 07:03 AM
Before the match.

Chloe le Bopper
11-12-2002, 07:24 AM
I like the last one - all casual and such :)

Vera
11-12-2002, 10:54 PM
Well, if there's nothing good come out the first match, at least he still looks good. :p

TennisHack
11-12-2002, 11:14 PM
:D Keep them coming, Vera ;)

I'm having to cut pics from my archives now, LOL :o But I PROMISE they'll be there after this week. Needless to say, I'm doing some *major* renovations :D

Leo7
11-13-2002, 02:42 AM
if these pics have already been posted, then i apologize in advance.

http://www.masters-cup.com/local_images/picture_gallery/images/pic-12-11-02-n08-g.jpg

http://www.masters-cup.com/local_images/picture_gallery/images/pic-12-11-02-n10-g.jpg

vamos!!! :bounce:

TennisHack
11-13-2002, 03:00 AM
I rather like how neither Juan Carlos nor Roger looks too impressed with the win. Shows how much they respect each other's games.

Scotso
11-13-2002, 04:49 AM
Win your next two matches Juan Carlos :D

Kat!
11-13-2002, 05:37 AM
.......am I the only one who don't really like the new outfit.....? I mean he would look good in anything :D ... but I miss the checked shorts & shirt that he wore at the TMC last year...!

liS@
11-13-2002, 05:58 AM
yeah i find it a little weird too....kinda feminine if u ask me...and yeah i think he should bring out that spider man outfit again...haha

Chloe le Bopper
11-13-2002, 11:26 AM
I wasn't a fan of the checked shorts all that much.

I liked the outfit he was wearing this summer ;)

RogiFan
11-13-2002, 11:37 AM
:) Neither outfit is great! But you know, after I watched his match, I noticed Juanqui is trying new tactics -- he executed some very sharp shots -- drop, net crosscourt, some great serves, down-the-liners -- he didn't play badly at all, just lost some breakchances... so I think that's good for his game overall.

Hope that bodes well for him vs. Novak AND AA!!

You know Novak demolished AA today!! In straights!! Good for Juanqui and Rogi -- send the bald one packing, guys!!! [but watch out for Novak -- hope that's his only good match]
;)

Dissident
11-13-2002, 11:47 AM
I like these shirts that go up your neck. They look cool. :)

TennisHack
11-13-2002, 12:37 PM
I agree, I didn't like the checked look at all. This year's outfit is okay, though I'm no big fan of the descending design on the shirt. I wonder how it looks on the other players sponsored by ST? :trying to picture Wayne Arthurs: LOL! :D

But all in all, I'd say better than last year's.

(I can't believe we're critiquing his clothing, quite possibly the least important thing about his game . . .)

Chloe le Bopper
11-13-2002, 02:43 PM
Tennishack - we can't critique his game ALL the time, these topics help keep us sane ;)

Chloe le Bopper
11-13-2002, 02:44 PM
Besides - critiquing his clothing on court is health - critiquing his women, isn't lmao (don't even start me on the Roddick club)

SO, if we start doing that, then it's time to be concerned ;)

TennisHack
11-13-2002, 04:08 PM
LOL, okay. I don't think we'll ever get to the point of fighting about his girlfriends--the story keeps us sane there ;)

Angele
11-13-2002, 04:15 PM
*just poppin in for a second* :D

Good luck tomorrow Juan Carlos :kiss:

Angele
11-13-2002, 04:20 PM
Also, I was looking at some of the pics in here, they're great ;) :D

Chloe le Bopper
11-13-2002, 05:17 PM
:kiss: Angele - you pop in whenever you please :wavey:

Angele
11-13-2002, 08:20 PM
Thanks Becca :kiss: I'm glad I decided to pop in here... y'all have Lleyton pictures that I hadn't seen before :o

Leo7
11-13-2002, 10:42 PM
i actually like Juanqui's outfit this week. something new and different. i was getting bored with the same outfit all the time. :rolleyes:

and i agree that his spiderman/checkered outfit should come back. he played so well in it. ;)

Vera
11-13-2002, 10:54 PM
Okay, maybe the spiderman shirt plays like a luckycharm, but I don't like it. (Seems like I'm the only one). I like his new one, and I think it looks a lot better on TV then in the press. But I'm sure Arthurs won't look good in it.

TennisHack
11-13-2002, 11:00 PM
Originally posted by Vera
Okay, maybe the spiderman shirt plays like a luckycharm, but I don't like it. (Seems like I'm the only one). I like his new one, and I think it looks a lot better on TV then in the press. But I'm sure Arthurs won't look good in it.

No, you aren't the only one who didn't like the checkered outfit, Vera. I hated it, what a step backwards from the old blue outfits (still my faves :drool: by far). Hehehe, the Ferrero/Arthurs match at TMS Cincy with one of them in white and the other in black :D

Vera
11-13-2002, 11:05 PM
Originally posted by TennisHack

Hehehe, the Ferrero/Arthurs match at TMS Cincy with one of them in white and the other in black :D

They were also wearing the same color outfit in USO. But you still can recognize JC from far, thanks to the white hair:p and the beautiful passing shots that made Arthurs looks like an idiot standing in front of the net:D

TennisHack
11-13-2002, 11:07 PM
Originally posted by Vera
and the beautiful passing shots that made Arthurs looks like an idiot standing in front of the net:D

:hearts::hearts::hearts: My favorite shots!! :hearts::hearts::hearts:

Leo7
11-13-2002, 11:16 PM
i agree, they're breathtaking shots :hearts: :D

Kat!
11-14-2002, 03:40 AM
well....for the new outfit....I appreciate the zip thing up front - very sexy I say :hearts:

Mrs. B
11-14-2002, 12:18 PM
MUCHAS GRACIAS!!!!

That was a thriller match, and you got it in the end...whoaaah!!!!

Well done!!!! Congrats and good luck!!!!! :) :) :)

RogiFan
11-14-2002, 12:25 PM
:bounce: :) :cool: ;)

YAY! JUANQUI BEAT AA!!! IT WAS TOUGH BUT YOU DID IT!!!! NOW GO OUT AND BEAT NOVAK!! GET TO THE SEMIS!!

Hope he tired out the old baldy one for Rogi tomorrow!!!!

Juanqui got his revenge, now Rogi's turn!!!! ;)

Mrs. B
11-14-2002, 12:31 PM
Hi RF!

Guess Hewitt now has to take Juanqui to dinner or something...
he owes him big time for this win... ;)

:)

Chloe le Bopper
11-14-2002, 12:39 PM
At the US Open, when he and Arthurs first came on - it was so funny lol.

Because from afar - my distance vision is bad - I saw two people with the same outfit - and he had either cut his hair or dyed it whitish.

It was a lose lose situation ;)

Murkofan
11-14-2002, 12:42 PM
Congrats to Juanqui for beating DH! :D

I saw the 2nd and 3rd sets as I was getting ready for school. Juanqui played great and fought really well, especially after DH got on a roll there in the 2nd set.

Oh, and I came to the conclusion that Juanqui is rather dishy. :drool: I'm glad his hair is back to normal. :p

KaseyL
11-14-2002, 12:47 PM
Joining the congrats! :)

Puss-in-Boots
11-14-2002, 12:48 PM
Congratulations, Juan Carlos! :bounce: :D

Chloe le Bopper
11-14-2002, 12:49 PM
Oh, and I came to the conclusion that Juanqui is rather dishy.

It only took you HOW long to notice? :p

TennisHack
11-14-2002, 04:16 PM
:lick::hearts::drool:

http://us.news1.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/rids/20021114/i/1037282024.3489808451.jpg

Chloe le Bopper
11-14-2002, 04:18 PM
lol @ TH :D

Murkofan
11-14-2002, 04:53 PM
Originally posted by Rebecca


It only took you HOW long to notice? :p

Well, I never claimed to be terribly observant. :p

jcluvva
11-14-2002, 08:58 PM
CONGRATS JUANQUI!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :bounce: :bounce:

Did you see Gonzo was watching Juanqui's match? I think they are good friends aren't they?

RogiFan
11-14-2002, 09:06 PM
:) I don't know if they are good friends but Gonzalez beat Juanqi in a juniors tournament! Maybe a friendly rivalry!! And theyboth speak Spanish, which is important when you're far from home! ;)

Vera
11-14-2002, 09:35 PM
JC beat Gonzo at that Le Petit sth tourney, it's the under 13 world champ classification. But Gonzo beat JC in junior french. So they knew each other for ten years.

Vera
11-14-2002, 09:35 PM
Congrats Juanqui.

Leo7
11-15-2002, 12:21 AM
Juanqui is now 5-1 in 3rd set tiebreaks this year. just shows that he keeps his cool under pressure. :D i think that tiebreak loss was to Jeff Morrison at Wimby.

VAMOS :bounce: VAMOS :bounce: VAMOS :bounce:

good luck tomorrow against Jiri Novak. i know you can do it. can't wait to see you live on my tv. ;)

what is Ferrero's record against Novak?

Leo7
11-15-2002, 12:25 AM
oh, i didn't see Gonzo there. glad they're friends. :)

did anybody notice that guy sitting in the player's box next to Juanqui's coach? he was cheering really loud for Ferrero. :D anyone know who he is, cuz i don't think i've seen him before?

Chloe le Bopper
11-15-2002, 01:59 AM
Off the top of my head, Ferrero is 3-1 against Novak.

The loss came in the finals of a clay tournament right after Wimbledon - Kitzubul perhaps? - last year. 5-7 in the fifth

Leo7
11-15-2002, 02:07 AM
well Vera posted an article on the Presto thread that says Ferrero is just 2-1 versus Novak.

John.Charles
11-15-2002, 02:22 AM
HE KNOCKED OUT AGASSI CAUSING HIM TO RETIRE FROM MCUP!
HOOORAAAAY!!....LOL j/k...

great win jc!

VAMOS

Scotso
11-15-2002, 02:23 AM
His ass was really sexy today, huh jcsting? :D

Chloe le Bopper
11-15-2002, 02:25 AM
My bad leo ;)

John.Charles
11-15-2002, 06:03 AM
oh yeah :D

LOL

:p :p :p

Murkofan
11-15-2002, 04:32 PM
Congrats to Juanqui for beating Novak. :D

Now go and spank Minging Moya! :D :bounce:

Francine
11-15-2002, 04:58 PM
:bounce: :bounce: for JC!!! That match yesterday was a classical, wow, I barely survived :D Didn't see the match today, but i'll be there tomorrow :bounce: :bounce:

Leo7
11-16-2002, 12:54 AM
congrats on reaching the TMC Semis for a 2nd straight year! :bounce:

now take out an exhausted Moya to reach the Final 2 of 2002 ;) :bounce:

Leo7
11-16-2002, 01:43 AM
lol, this is supposed to be Carlos Moya? :rolleyes:

http://www.masters-cup.com/local_images/picture_gallery/images/pic-15-11-02-n04-g.jpg

that's the only pic i could find from today. strange. :confused: :(

Leo7
11-16-2002, 02:16 AM
i saw Gonzo at Juanqui's match today. i had no idea he was the 2nd alternate.

TennisHack
11-16-2002, 02:17 AM
Where have you been, Leo?! I posted a thread about that in GM last week!! We could never figure out why he was the second alternate.

Leo7
11-16-2002, 02:20 AM
lol sorry, i've been a bit behind. can't keep up with all the posts!lol! and i never go in GM anymore. :o

Vera
11-16-2002, 03:32 AM
Give us all sth to read while sitting around waiting for the match. (Well, I'm sitting around, you guys are all sleeping or somewhere partying...)

Bob Larson's preview on the match, with facts..

SATURDAY'S SEMIFINALS PREVIEW

Carlos Moya (ESP) v. Juan Carlos Ferrero (ESP)

A month and a half ago, these two played in China, 1,231 km (765 miles) away from Shanghai in the final of the Salem Open in Hong Kong. Ferrero won in a third-set tiebreak, 63 16 76(4) for his second title of the year and, more importantly in this case, his sixth victory in eight matches against Moya.
Until Ferrero's win, he had been in a three-week tie with his countrymen Moya and Albert Costa for fifth place in the ATP Champions Race 2002. The victory moved Ferrero up to fourth place in the Race, but more importantly, he said, gave him "confidence on hard courts. [Much of] the rest of the season is on [indoor] hard. If I win here, why not another event indoors?" Tennis Masters Cup Shanghai, perhaps?

Moya and Ferrero, with their compatriot Costa, gave Spain the distinction of being the only nation besides the United States to have three players qualify for the men's season-ending championships since 1990. If Costa had defeated Moya on Friday, Spain would have become the only nation besides the United States to have three players in the semifinals of the season-ending championships in the history of the event.

This is the fifth all-Spanish matchup in the history of the season-ending championships, coming one day after the fourth. Interestingly, Moya will now have played in three of the five. He defeated Costa 76 36 64 on Friday and lost to Alex Corretja 36 36 75 63 75 in the final of the 1998 ATP Tour World Championship. Also in 1998, Costa played Alex Corretja in round-robin, losing 62 64. The only other all-Spanish matchup was Sergi Bruguera versus Alberto Berasategui in the 1994 ATP Tour World Championship round robin. Bruguera won 63 62.

Head to Head: Ferrero leads 6-2
2002 Hong Kong, China Hard F Ferrero 63 16 76
2002 TMS Cincinnati, Ohio, USA Hard SF Moya 63 64
2002 TMS Monte Carlo, Monaco Clay F Ferrero 75 63 64
2001 Barcelona, Spain Clay F Ferrero 46 75 63 36 75
2000 Hamburg, Germany Clay R64 Ferrero 36 62 76
2000 Barcelona, Spain Clay SF Ferrero 64 67 62
2000 Scottsdale, AZ, U.S.A. Hard R16 Ferrero 61 76
1999 Barcelona, Spain Clay R16 Moya 75 57 64

Moya v. Ferrero

26 Age 22
5 ATP Champions Race 2002 4
4 2002 Titles 2
W '98 Roland Garros Best Grand Slam Result F '02 Roland Garros
44-25 Career Grand Slam Record 29-11
2 Tennis Masters Series Titles 2
323-181 Career Record 166-79
107-70 Career Record - Hard 59-42
32-33 Career Record - Indoor 23-26
59-20 2002 Record 47-24
22-11 2002 Record - Hard 21-12
10-3 2002 Record - Indoor 12-9
120-95 Career Tie-break Record 62-52
26-12 2002 Tie-break Record 17-13

Vera
11-16-2002, 03:35 AM
Moya Quick Facts
· This is Moya's third time playing the tour's season-ending event and his third time reaching the semifinals. He never played Grand Slam Cup, the event that showcased the year's top performers in Grand Slam tournament play.

· Having won his three round-robin matches, Moya is on pace to become only the fifth undefeated winner of the season-ending championships since the event re-instituted a preliminary round-robin format in 1986.

Undefeated Winners at the Year-end Championships
Year Champions Record Event Name
2001 Lleyton Hewitt 5-0 Tennis Masters Cup Sydney
1993 Michael Stich 5-0 ATP Tour World Championship
1987 Ivan Lendl 5-0 Masters
1986 Ivan Lendl 5-0 Masters

· Moya made his debut in the year-end event in 1997 at the ATP World Championship in Hannover, Germany. He posted a 2-1 record in round-robin play, but lost in the semifinals to Yevgeny Kafelnikov 76 76. Moya qualified for the 1998 ATP World Championship, where he again had a 2-1 record in round-robin play, but this time defeated Tim Henman 64 36 75 in the
semifinals before losing to compatriot and friend Alex Corretja 36 36 75 63 75 in the final.

· Moya is one of three Spaniards ever to reach the final of the tour's season-ending championships, sharing this distinction with 1998 champion Alex Corretja and Manuel Orantes who won the Masters in 1976 in Houston, Texas, USA.

· Moya is attempting to reach his third hard court final of the year,
after winning TMS Cincinnati (the Western & Southern Financial Group Masters) and being runner-up at Hong Kong, both on outdoor hard court. Including those two events, Moya has reached the final of nine hard court events in his career, winning two of them. This would be his third final on indoor hard court, on which he has yet to win a title.

Hard Road to Glory
Event Surface Result in Final
1997 Sydney H lost to Tim Henman, 63 61
1997 Australian Open H lost to Pete Sampras, 62 63 63
1997 Indianapolis H lost to Jonas Bjorkman, 63 76
1997 Long Island H defeated Patrick Rafter, 64 76
1998 ATP World Championship IH lost to Alex Corretja, 36 36 75 63 75
1999 Indian Wells H lost to Mark Philippoussis, 57 64 64 46 62

2000 Toulouse IH lost to Alex Corretja, 63 62
2002 TMS Cincinnati H defeated Lleyton Hewitt, 75 76
2002 Hong Kong H lost to Juan Carlos Ferrero, 63 16 76
H - outdoor hard court IH - indoor hard court

· Moya is the only Spaniard ever to have been world No. 1. He achieved the top ranking in March 1999 by reaching the final at TMS Indian Wells, but dropped to No. 24 by year's end because of a back injury.

· While he clearly cannot capture the No. 1 ranking this year, Moya
will finish no lower than a career year-end best No. 4, with the chance to move up to No. 3 if he wins the title. By winning the TMC Shanghai title and finishing the year at No. 3, Moya would equal Alex Corretja's 1998 achievement of earning the best year-end ranking for a Spanish man in computer rankings history.

· Moya had a nail-biting entry into Tennis Masters Cup Shanghai. To qualify, he had to save six match points in a third-round victory against Sebastien Grosjean at the BNP Paribas Masters and then defeat Andre Agassi in the quarterfinals. Moya then lost in the semifinals to eventual champion Marat Safin 75 76.

· Moya has won four titles this year, including the Tennis Masters
Series event in Cincinnati, the Western & Southern Financial Group Masters. His four singles titles equal TMC Shanghai qualifier Lleyton Hewitt for second-best this year behind TMC Shanghai qualifier Andre Agassi's five titles. In addition to winning at Cincinnati this year, Moya won titles at Acapulco, Mexico, and in consecutive weeks at Bastad, Sweden, and Umag, Croatia. The Cincinnati title is Moya's only championship this year on hard
court.

Ferrero Quick Facts
· Ferrero is attempting to become the first man since Gustavo Kuerten to lose his first round-robin match then go on to win the season-ending title. Kuerten did so at Tennis Masters Cup Lisboa in 2000. Since the season-ending championships re-instituted a preliminary round-robin format in 1986, a player has lost his opening match and rallied to win the title four times, including Kuerten in 2000. Twice the comeback player has won the title by defeating the player who beat him in round robin.

Just Call it a Comeback
Year Champion Round-robin Loss Championship Result
2000 Gustavo Kuerten lost to Andre Agassi 46 64 63 d. Agassi 64 64 64
1997 Pete Sampras lost to Carlos Moya 63 67 62 d. Yevgeny
Kafelnikov 63 62 62
1994 Pete Sampras lost to Boris Becker 75 75 d. Becker 46 63 75
64
1992 Boris Becker lost to Pete Sampras 76 76 d. Jim Courier 64 63
75

· This is Ferrero's second consecutive Tennis Masters Cup appearance. In his Tennis Masters Cup debut last year in Sydney, he compiled a 2-1 record in round-robin play - also losing his opening match - and advanced to the semifinals before being eliminated by eventual champion Lleyton Hewitt. Ferrero, Hewitt and Andre Agassi were the only three players from TMC Sydney to qualify for TMC Shanghai.

· With his title in Hong Kong in September, Ferrero had a five-match winning streak in China until his loss to Roger Federer on Tuesday.
· In addition to winning this year at Hong Kong, Ferrero also won at TMS Monte Carlo for his second career Tennis Masters Series title. Overall, Ferrero has seven career titles, all but two of them on clay. Ferrero's two non-clay court titles were both on hard court: 2002 Hong Kong and 2001 Dubai.

· During the 2002 indoor season, Ferrero's best result was at Basel, where he was a semifinalist, losing to Fernando Gonzalez 64 46 61. Also indoors this year, Ferrero was a quarterfinalist at TMS Madrid, losing to Andre Agassi 63 62.

Leo7
11-16-2002, 04:06 AM
Classy Ferrero sinks Novak
Ferrero was inconsistent but showed glimpses of class

Juan Carlos Ferrero beat Jiri Novak 7-5 6-3
Spain's Juan Carlos Ferrero set up a Masters Cup semi-final with compatriot Carlos Moya after a comfortable win over Jiri Novak.

In a game littered with unforced errors, the class of Ferrero finally shone through as he produced a dominant second-set display.

Both players started the match nervously, knowing a win for either would send them into the last four.

All the action as it happened
Novak capitalised on a Ferrero double-fault in the first game and raced into a 2-0 lead.

But there were a further three breaks of serve in the set as the match swung in both directions.

Ferrero threatened to approach top form as he recovered from his poor start to win three games in a row.

But dubious line calls in Novak's favour in the next two games seemed to deflate the Spaniard, whose sluggish display was being carried by the odd flash of brilliance.

He may have been punished by a more adept opponent. But Novak's double-fault at deuce seemed to breathe confidence back into Ferrero, who duly regained parity.

Novak struggled to cope with Ferrero's pace

The set looked destined to be heading for a tie-break when it suddenly erupted into life at 5-6.

Ferrero finally found some consistency as he stunned Novak with two fabulous passing backhands.

He followed up by winning the longest rally of the match with a strong forehand stroke that clinched the set.

Match pictures from Shanghai
The second set was a much more one-sided affair.

Novak struggled to hold his serve from the start and it came as no surprise when Ferrero broke in the fourth game.

The Czech had earlier wasted his best chance to challenge the dominant Spaniard when he snatched at an overhead smash at 30-30 on Ferrero's serve.

It proved to be a costly error. Once Ferrero had gained the decisive break, he never looked like losing it.

The Spaniard began to produce his best tennis of the match as Novak strained to cope with Ferrero's power and breathtaking speed.

The spirited Czech managed to up his own game towards the end as the match became a much better spectacle.

But Ferrero saved his best until the final game. A scorching cross-court forehand plus an exquisite drop-shot wrapped up the match and booked his place in the semi-finals.

Scotso
11-16-2002, 04:15 AM
Only 1.5 hours until his semifinal! :D

I know he's gonna win :D

Leo7
11-16-2002, 04:19 AM
:wavey: Scottie. you better be right. :D

Scotso
11-16-2002, 04:20 AM
c'mon Juanqui! 6-2 6-2! :D

John.Charles
11-16-2002, 06:03 AM
He's playing right now!

...just got back from Harry Potter 2

...fantastic :D

Vera
11-16-2002, 08:26 AM
Juanqui is in Final of TMC. :bounce:

RogiFan
11-16-2002, 12:01 PM
:D FELICITACIONES JUANQUI!!! Now to peel the potato! Rogi gave him a big fight to the end... he did well to get to the semis for the first time. Hopefully Rogi tired him out for you!! VAMOS!!! A Spaniard in the final!! :D

Mrs. B
11-16-2002, 12:11 PM
C'monnn Juanqui!!!!! The task is now in your hands....

a mashed potato!!!!!!:D

Good luck!

nueva_armada
11-16-2002, 02:11 PM
Juanqui in the final!!! :D

Chloe le Bopper
11-16-2002, 02:33 PM
Finish what Roger couldn't do :(

John.Charles
11-16-2002, 03:59 PM
i've been waiting for this matchup all year!!!!

and for it to be in the finals of the MASTERS CUP against the #1 in the world...this should be a great match!...
please don't pull a 2002 rg final on us again


VAMOS VAMOS VAMOS
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Vera
11-16-2002, 04:22 PM
:hearts: :hearts: :hearts: :hearts: :hearts: :hearts:

nice piccie!!!

Vera
11-16-2002, 04:24 PM
Interview:

Juan Carlos Ferrero (d. Moya 67(6) 64 64)

QUESTION: Talk a little bit about the match and how you feel to be in the final.
JUAN CARLOS FERRERO: The match was very difficult. Like I said yesterday, when we play together, always we go to a third set and today was the same. I think I had a little bit chances in the first set with 5?3 and then in the tie?break, I had also a bad set and, you know, I still playing good in the second and the third, finally I could win a good match, I think. I'm really happy to be the first time in the final.

QUESTION: A lot of players getting the call that you got on the set point in the tie?break might have folded perhaps in the second set. Were you really angry and got yourself motivated to play after that call?
JUAN CARLOS FERRERO: You know, I said the ball good, but I don't know how was the ball and, you know, sometimes the umpire say 'out', you know, or the lineman and, you know, you cannot do anything, you know, you have to still play. And then I lost the set and I was thinking maybe I'm hitting the ball, but then I had to still play, so that's it.

QUESTION: You advance to the Masters Cup final for the first time. So you prove that you're the best hard court player, couldn't you?
JUAN CARLOS FERRERO: You know, I'm the same player as two month ago in hard court, but finally I could play my tennis, my good tennis on this surface, so I'm really happy for that and I hope that in the next year, I'm going to try to give my best also in hard court, not only in this tournament.

QUESTION: Tomorrow you will win $700,000 if you win the tournament. Does that play on your mind? Is the money a factor?
JUAN CARLOS FERRERO: No, no, no, no. Of course not. I'm not thinking of the money and if I win tomorrow, maybe after the match I'm going to ask for the money but, you know, I'm going to think in the morning, I'm going to go to holidays to put in my holidays, the money, you know, but right now I'm not thinking of the money, for sure.

QUESTION: Was there a little private challenge between the Spanish players as to the three of you as to who could get the furthest?
JUAN CARLOS FERRERO: No, no, no, nothing about this.

QUESTION: You will either be playing Federer or Hewitt tomorrow. Can you give us a rundown of how you would feel playing either of them, both of them?
JUAN CARLOS FERRERO: If I will play with Federer, you know, I play ?? maybe going to take revenge, you know, I'm going to take my revenge, you know. And then if I play with Hewitt, you know, he's the No. 1, he's going to finish No. 1, so it's going to be all right because I'm going to play with the No. 1.

QUESTION: You're 22 and both Lleyton and Roger Federer are 21. This is the young guns playing here in the final. Is this some sort of turning point for the tennis, saying that, you know, perhaps Sampras and Agassi are now being pushed back by guys like yourself who are so young?
JUAN CARLOS FERRERO: I don't know. Sometimes Agassi and Sampras are playing the finals like the US Open and then the things is going to change, you know. Here we going to play the young final, for sure, and I think it's good for tennis. Some changes always is good for everything.

QUESTION: Do you know the reason why you lost the first match, but then after that you play so much better? What are the reasons?
JUAN CARLOS FERRERO: I'm a different person, you know. I think here there is many good players, you know, and when you play bad some day, you lose, that's it, and then, you know, I start to play better than the first day and I start to win. That's it.

QUESTION: Your down the line shots today worked very well for you. Do you have special training for that?
JUAN CARLOS FERRERO: No, no, no, of course not. I practice normal the day before and, you know, I try to give my best and these shots are one of these.

QUESTION: You have a nickname: Mosquito. Do you want to comment on that?
JUAN CARLOS FERRERO: You know, like four years ago, some friend in the team in Germany say, 'Mosquito' because I went too fast for the court, you know, but maybe I like more Juan Carlos than Mosquito. I start to like more Juan Carlos.

QUESTION: In the second set you broke Moya, but after that you had chances to break, but maybe you're not so aggressive. What are the reasons?
JUAN CARLOS FERRERO: You know, you are sure that I'm not aggressive in the break points? You're sure? I try to be aggressive, but Moya also plays good and sometimes he don't let me do it, so, you know.

QUESTION: Would you please tell me who is your best friend from pro tennis circuit. Is it Corretja?
JUAN CARLOS FERRERO: No, all the Spanish players are my best friends.

QUESTION: Moya performed really well the first three matches and then today he lost. What is the main reason?
JUAN CARLOS FERRERO: Because he plays against me, you know. No, I think he played very good, the tournament, and I think he plays today a really good match but, you know, someone has to win, so today was me.

Vera
11-16-2002, 04:26 PM
Carlos' interview.

QUESTION: How do you look back to this Masters Cup? Are you satisfied or not?
CARLOS MOYA: It was excellent week for me and although I didn't win the tournament, I can be happy and proud of the way I been playing this week. Even today losing, I think I played a great match and there were a few points that it could have changed the match, but, no, I mean, Ferrero you have to play 100 per cent all part of the match and a few moments I didn't, so that was the key of the match, I think, but I can be proud with the tennis I have been playing this week.

QUESTION: I saw some bandages on your back. Is that one of the main reasons you didn't win today?
CARLOS MOYA: No. I been using this every single match, because I had some problems with my back since the first day, but I cannot say that I lost because of my back.

QUESTION: Should I call you Charlie?
CARLOS MOYA: Sure.

QUESTION: My question is two technical questions. The first is sometimes you still lack confidence with your backhand. You prefer to use your powerful forehand much, just like what you did in Tennis Masters in Cincinnati. Do you think your backhand lets you down? What do you think of your backhand this time?

CARLOS MOYA: I think it's not like my forehand, but I think I improved it a lot and, you know, I think that was one of the keys of that I had a very good year. I been feeling much better with my backhand than I did a few years ago and, you know, I know doesn't matter how much I would practice my backhand, is never going to be like my forehand, but still I think I can defend pretty well, I had some great shots with my backhand and I cannot complain at all.

QUESTION: The second question is about your serve. You are called foot fault sometimes by the umpire. You know it's quite rare for a professional. Sometimes you foot fault, so it is quite rare for professional. Do you think you must improve your serve?
CARLOS MOYA: Yeah, you can always improve anything and the serve is one of the things that I can improve, of course, but I'm pretty happy the way I been serving these days and always, as I said, you can improve.

QUESTION: The last two matches, maybe you didn't perform to expectations. Is it because they are both Spanish players?
CARLOS MOYA: I think both matches I played were very good and I think all the matches I played here, I play really at great level and I knew that Ferrero, even if I was playing a great match, I had chances to lose, as it happened today and, you know, looks like when I play Ferrero, I can play still a great match and I don't know how he's doing that, but he's playing everyone better, you know, and he never had a bad day against me and, you know, it happened six times before and, you know, I think he plays against me, he is playing at a very high level.

QUESTION: In the second set, the fourth game, there was a serve by Ferrero and you thought it was out and you didn't really try to play the ball. What did you say to the umpire?
CARLOS MOYA: There's nothing I can say. I thought the ball was clearly out and he didn't think so. So is not much you can do.

QUESTION: Is it too hard for you to play against Ferrero? You don't like to play him?
CARLOS MOYA: Looks like. I played nine times, he beat me seven of them, so looks like he's not my favourite player.

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Felt really bad for Carlos. But he has to lose against Juanqui. Juanqui also shows up for you, Carlos. He respects your great ability very much. :angel:

Vera
11-16-2002, 04:28 PM
Originally posted by Vera

QUESTION: Should I call you Charlie?
CARLOS MOYA: Sure.



:rolleyes: :D lol

Vera
11-16-2002, 04:28 PM
VAMOS JUANQUI, WIN YOUR FIRST TMC!!!:bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

Chloe le Bopper
11-16-2002, 04:33 PM
The questions they ask never cease to amaze me :rolleyes:

I really admire Moya for being so honest and classy all the time. I mean, I don't *usually* root for him, but I can't think of one time where he hasn't been totally respectful and gracious.

Scotso
11-16-2002, 05:42 PM
:bounce:

Leo7
11-16-2002, 05:45 PM
who will you be cheering for Scottie? :p

:bounce: VAMOS :bounce: VAMOS :bounce:

Leo7
11-16-2002, 05:50 PM
Originally posted by jcsting
He's playing right now!

...just got back from Harry Potter 2

...fantastic :D

really? that good. i was gonna see it tonite.

i agree about Carlos Moya. such a class act and so deserving of his success this year. whenever he plays Juan Carlos, i always get a little nervous, more so than most other atp players. ;)

Scotso
11-16-2002, 05:58 PM
I'm not sure Leo :o

I'll be happy whoever wins :D

Leo7
11-16-2002, 06:02 PM
i'll be happy for Lleyton if he wins, but i'm obviously all for Ferrero. :D this is a great end of season match. :D

TennisHack
11-16-2002, 06:06 PM
QUESTION: Tomorrow you will win $700,000 if you win the tournament. Does that play on your mind? Is the money a factor?
JUAN CARLOS FERRERO: No, no, no, no. Of course not. I'm not thinking of the money and if I win tomorrow, maybe after the match I'm going to ask for the money but, you know, I'm going to think in the morning, I'm going to go to holidays to put in my holidays, the money, you know, but right now I'm not thinking of the money, for sure.

QUESTION: Would you please tell me who is your best friend from pro tennis circuit. Is it Corretja?
JUAN CARLOS FERRERO: No, all the Spanish players are my best friends.

:rolleyes: at the money question.

The best friend question was cute, though :) Where did they come up with Corretja?! Isn't he the oldest Spaniard?

Scotso
11-16-2002, 08:02 PM
I agree Leo, this is the PERFECT end of the season match.

Layla
11-16-2002, 08:03 PM
Originally posted by TennisHack


The best friend question was cute, though :) Where did they come up with Corretja?! Isn't he the oldest Spaniard?

Yeah, that's strange. I would have gone with Robredo if I had to single out any of them.

Chloe le Bopper
11-16-2002, 10:39 PM
To be honest, if Hewitt beats yet another player that I consider more talented than him (as he has done with Roger and Safin so far) I will be tremendously annoyed.

Hewitt winning is BORING. *yawn*

RogiFan
11-16-2002, 11:08 PM
:) Juanqui should win tomorrow! If anything, that will silence his critics once and for all! So... VAMOS JUANQUI!!!

Chloe le Bopper
11-17-2002, 12:26 AM
But if he doesn't, it's been a great week to cap off an interesting season ;)

Leo7
11-17-2002, 02:28 AM
yes, it is still a great week for Ferrero. this should also add to his confidence on the hard courts in 2003 now that he knows he can contend with the best on faster surfaces. :)

Scott! you changed your name! :eek:

Scotso
11-17-2002, 02:51 AM
Don't you love it :D

Leo7
11-17-2002, 02:55 AM
it's very shocking! :eek: and much more exciting than "GoLleyt" ;)

Scotso
11-17-2002, 03:05 AM
;)

I'm disappointed that my Nauru flag isn't showing up.

Leo7
11-17-2002, 03:07 AM
too bad. :( the flag will show up in a bit. ;)

Scotso
11-17-2002, 03:18 AM
my name is sexy, huh? ;)

Leo7
11-17-2002, 03:31 AM
erm, i wouldn't go that far.. ;)

Scotso
11-17-2002, 03:32 AM
you know you want me :rolleyes:

Leo7
11-17-2002, 03:46 AM
ahem, i already gots me a lover. :D

Scotso
11-17-2002, 03:47 AM
so do I, but I still think you're sexy ;)

Leo7
11-17-2002, 05:01 AM
:o :o

TennisHack
11-17-2002, 05:05 AM
Whoa! :eek::eek:

I don't think Leo swings your way, Scott.

Scotso
11-17-2002, 06:36 AM
You're just jealous :p ;)

Scotso
11-17-2002, 09:56 AM
:sad: Juan Carlos :sad:

ILR
11-17-2002, 06:56 PM
*in charges Leo's lover*

Hey stop hitting on my guy!!!

ps great name ;)

Vera
11-20-2002, 06:04 PM
More bits and pieces from Shanghai. Great stuffs, stuffs that makes us Ferrero fans pround:) I'm not sure where to post it so I put it here. Rebecca feel free to paste it to other thread for easier access. But the way, this are news clips, but from translation.

Okay, I got a feeling that our guy is well received by the Chinese. He might have lost the battle, but he won some hearts.

And remember he gave the flower to the lady in the elevator? Here's another one of his classy gesture.

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The last 3 masters left on the same day, Moya, Ferrero and Hewitt. Ferrero is the first to leave. Ferrero is the most popular player in this TMC. And before he left, he once again shows his gentleman manner. He autographed his game racket and game clothing, and gave them to his chauffeur. He also wrote on his chauffeur's TMC staff pass: "The Most Outstanding Chauffeur".
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During the match, fans called out players name. The names that got called out the most during matches were Moya and Safin. Not bcos they are the most popular, just bcos their names translated into Chinese are the easiest to call out. The most unified chant was in the final. The whole crowd chanted FERRERO in unity in Chinese. A very touching moment.
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Its cold in Shanghai but the ladies are wearing little. The most eye-catching fan is a Russian yound lady. Her blond hair reflects in the sunlight, very shiny. She showed up in all Safin's matches and accepted the photographers' request to take her picture.
The bravest fan is a Chinese lady dressed in red. She wanted Ferrero's autograph. So she jumped over the billboard and pushed her way into the court, only to be stopped by the security. Ferrero witnessed that, and he throwed his sweaty cloth toward her. Unfortunately, grabbed by the security, she wasn't able to retrieve the cloth. And she has to watch the other 2 fans fight for it.
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The saddest moment is after the final. All eyes were on Hewitt and the celebrities presenters. Ferrero quietly changed into a dry cloth. No fans calling out, no camera flashing on him. He just have to wait and witness the happiness of the winner before getting to the locker room.
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The most goodlooking master, Ferrero. Although he got into the final, fans are more attracted to his look than his skills. Once selected as the 50 most handsome men in People magazine, Ferrero went shopping in Shanghai when he arrived. The trendy look made him looked more like the neighbor's boy. But don't forget that he is the most dangerous player on clay. Bcos of his quickness, he got the mosquito nickname, but he preferred to be called Juan Carlos. It's the name of the King, seems that underneath the handsome look, he is full of ambition.
(this last article is before the final, they'll find out how great his skills are after. But the Chinese thinks that he's the most handsome among the 9 and is eager to give him title:D. Moya is the one that got the People magazine selection, unless I missed something )

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This article is a post final one. I called it a paparazzi report, only bcos the reporter seems to follow him around. But I'm not complaining, just what a fan loves to know indeed:D


A Feeling Called Heart Break - Following Ferrero After The Final
Raised the winner trophy, received his car key excitedly. Watching the ecstatic Hewitt, Ferrero painfully closed his eyes. Victory was so close, yet past him by in an instant.

Devastated in the Press Conference
Showing up at the post match press conference, Ferrero still sunk in his defeat. Compared to Hewitt who's wearing short sleeves T-shirt, Ferrero looked lack of energy, he worn a thick sweater, sitting slightly sideway. He looked devastated."This is a close match. I have great chances, but I didn't take advantage of them, it's a pity". Ferrero's eyes are red, like he had been crying before. He talked in segment, seems it's hard to concentrate.

This year in French Open final, Ferrero lost to compatriot Cost. And yesterday in TMC final, he lost 2-3 to Hewitt. 22 years old Ferrero seems to be one step away from victory. "During French Open, my physical condition wasn't good, losing is natural. But this time, my condition is great, and I played well, but I didn't handle the big point well and I lost those points. I can only say that I was to eager to win".

After Press Conference, talks about holiday
After 4 hours of battle, Ferrero felt mentally and physically exhausted. After the Press Conference, he chatted with the spanish reporters, but the topic wasn't about the final anymore.

A long season over, Ferrero began to miss home. "I'm going back to my country tomorrow. I want to rest a bit, I felt really tired". Talk about vacation, Ferrero said he haven't consider that yet. "I will choose to go the beach and get some sun, and completely relax". But a location hasn't been decided yet. It won't be Mallorca in Spain.

When talked about his impression of Shanghai, Ferrero regained his interest to talk. "Shanghai is a beautiful city. Before getting here, I didn't think that Shanghai is so comtemporary. But it's a pity that I didn't have time to experience the city, maybe next time. I believe there's chances in the future". The Shanghai fans also gave Ferrero great impression. "Shanghai fans gave me a lot of supports. I'm very thankful. However, tonight, I disappointed them". Once the words came out, seems to bring up the sad memory. Ferrero once again lowered his head.

Went to the bar and dance
Alcohol maybe the best cure for killing pain. After returning to the hotel, Ferrero and his coach Antonio went to a bar in downtown for dinner and drinks. Accompany him to experience the Shanghai bar is good friend Moya. The day before, Moya was eliminated in the Semifinal by Ferrero. But competition aside, the friendship is there. Outside the court, the two friends' relationship are still very firm.

After a few drinks, Ferrero loosen up a bit. Latino bar, people dancing on the dance floor. Quickly, Ferrero and Moya went to the dance floor and start latino dances. Under the delightful tune, Ferrero put the wound behind. Coach Antonio saw that his pupil is finally able to relax, was relieved. "I kept telling him that:You are still young, you will have lots of opportunities". Back to the hotel, it's past 2am. Ferrero's feeling is apparently better. He said "Tonight, I will sleep very deep. Tomorrow when I wake up, it's a brand new day".
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I'm :sad: and:). He is an :angel:

Mrs. B
11-20-2002, 07:08 PM
Vera: Thanks for this. It's heartwarming... :)

RogiFan
11-20-2002, 07:25 PM
:) Lovely reports, Vera!! Juanqui really made an effort in Shanghai -- he even tried to speak Chinese! So nice of him!! Good to see this side of his personality. No wonder the Chinese were bowled over by our little Juanqui!!

I'd love to see him dance!! Those Spanish guys love to strut their stuff on the dance floor!! COOL! :cool:

Poor Juanqui... with red eyes... just like Rogi after he loses. We have to console our poor little boys!! :angel: They're both so sweet!

Chloe le Bopper
11-20-2002, 08:32 PM
awwww :hearts:

Thanks Vera - it's sad he lost, but such stories warm my heart :)

TennisHack
11-20-2002, 09:16 PM
Originally posted by Vera
More bits and pieces from Shanghai. Great stuffs, stuffs that makes us Ferrero fans pround:) I'm not sure where to post it so I put it here. Rebecca feel free to paste it to other thread for easier access. But the way, this are news clips, but from translation.

This report gave me a mixed palette of emotions. Here were a few:

The last 3 masters left on the same day, Moya, Ferrero and Hewitt. Ferrero is the first to leave. Ferrero is the most popular player in this TMC. And before he left, he once again shows his gentleman manner. He autographed his game racket and game clothing, and gave them to his chauffeur. He also wrote on his chauffeur's TMC staff pass: "The Most Outstanding Chauffeur".

:D:D:D:D A genuinely nice person, always eager to please and show how much he appreciates someone :)

The most unified chant was in the final. The whole crowd chanted FERRERO in unity in Chinese. A very touching moment.

:sad: of happiness. They love him, they really love him! :sad::)


The bravest fan is a Chinese lady dressed in red. She wanted Ferrero's autograph. So she jumped over the billboard and pushed her way into the court, only to be stopped by the security. Ferrero witnessed that, and he throwed his sweaty cloth toward her. Unfortunately, grabbed by the security, she wasn't able to retrieve the cloth. And she has to watch the other 2 fans fight for it.

Aha, so this is why he suddenly threw his shirt that day! ;) But ugh at the fans fighting for it. I mean, really. Sometimes being rabid is *not* a good thing. I wonder if he managed to give her anything afterward? Knowing him . . .


Devastated in the Press Conference
Showing up at the post match press conference, Ferrero still sunk in his defeat. Compared to Hewitt who's wearing short sleeves T-shirt, Ferrero looked lack of energy, he worn a thick sweater, sitting slightly sideway. He looked devastated."This is a close match. I have great chances, but I didn't take advantage of them, it's a pity". Ferrero's eyes are red, like he had been crying before. He talked in segment, seems it's hard to concentrate.

:sad::sad::sad: Not of happiness this time :sad:


A long season over, Ferrero began to miss home. "I'm going back to my country tomorrow. I want to rest a bit, I felt really tired". Talk about vacation, Ferrero said he haven't consider that yet. "I will choose to go the beach and get some sun, and completely relax".

:( Makes me want to give him a big hug. I hope he's enjoying his rest & relaxation.

Went to the bar and dance
Alcohol maybe the best cure for killing pain. After returning to the hotel, Ferrero and his coach Antonio went to a bar in downtown for dinner and drinks. Accompany him to experience the Shanghai bar is good friend Moya. The day before, Moya was eliminated in the Semifinal by Ferrero. But competition aside, the friendship is there. Outside the court, the two friends' relationship are still very firm.

After a few drinks, Ferrero loosen up a bit. Latino bar, people dancing on the dance floor. Quickly, Ferrero and Moya went to the dance floor and start latino dances. Under the delightful tune, Ferrero put the wound behind. Coach Antonio saw that his pupil is finally able to relax, was relieved. "I kept telling him that:You are still young, you will have lots of opportunities". Back to the hotel, it's past 2am. Ferrero's feeling is apparently better. He said "Tonight, I will sleep very deep. Tomorrow when I wake up, it's a brand new day".

:( that he was still feeling down, and that he took his loss so seriously that not even his coach could convince him otherwise. I'm glad, at the same time, that his intensity and seriousness is there. He reminds me a lot of myself--very hard on himself, doesn't easily let bad devestating things like that go.

However, ;) and :D that Moya accompanied him and the two of them let their frustrations go on the dance floor. LOL, I still remember those dancing pics from DC 2000, he's not the most coordinated dancer ever. But so happy he's feeling better.

I still think we as fans took it much worse than he did (as is our job) and I'm glad that all of us are over it, finally.

Thanks for the clippings, Vera. You've handled this thread wonderfully from start to finish :)

Leo7
11-20-2002, 11:04 PM
oh wow, what a cute article. hugs to Vera for posting that. :)

Lee
11-20-2002, 11:12 PM
Checked out the Shanghai thread and there's more treats. Hope y'all enjoy that.

Vera, thanks for the treat! :)

Vera
11-21-2002, 01:11 AM
All these articles from Shanghai had warmed my heart a lot. I'm finally over the lost and hope Juanqui is too. I hope he knew that he had make a great impression for the Chinese there and had made us fans really proud. And that we have beliefs in him very much. Even if he's not THE best ever tennis player in all time, he is definitely a really really really good person and that's good enough for us to love him. (But it would be nice if he do become that:D )

TennisHack
11-21-2002, 07:26 PM
Not really an article about Juanqui per say, but he is mentioned :) It's from the ATP Fantasy Tennis winner, who is a Spaniard and who spent a lot of time with the Spaniards in Shanghai.

Rogi is also mentioned in the most interesting way . . .

A Fantasy Holiday 'Money Can't Buy'
ATP Fantasy Tennis winner Miguel Garde Garcia enjoyed all-expenses-paid VIP trip to Tennis Masters Cup Shanghai.

Spain's Miguel Garde Garcia calls it the holiday of a lifetime; something money can't buy. As the winner of the first ATP Fantasy Tennis League season, Miguel and girlfriend Gabriela were rewarded with an all-expenses-paid VIP trip to Tennis Masters Cup Shanghai, where they enjoyed unprecedented access to the ATP's biggest stars.

Miguel and Gabriela sat courtside in a premium corporate box for the semifinals and final, stayed at the official player hotel, the Shanghai Hilton, had unlimited access to the tournament transportation service provided by Mercedes-Benz and enjoyed fine wine and cuisine as part of the on-site corporate hospitality.

"I've seen some incredible tennis and enjoyed wonderful hospitality, but that still hasn't been the best part of the trip," Miguel said shortly before sitting down to watch the riveting five-set final between Lleyton Hewitt and Juan Carlos Ferrero. "I've spoken with all the players who are competing here and I've spent quite a lot of time in particular with the three Spanish players and their families. It's like I'm the fourth Spaniard who qualified for the Masters Cup."

As part of his prize, Miguel was free to mingle with players in the tournament Player Lounge, which featured direct access to the players' individual locker rooms. "Because the players' lockers were right there they spent a lot of time in the player lounge, so it was a privilege to be able to hang out in the lounge and mix with the players.

"Money can't buy something like this. For sure it is the best holiday I have ever had. I shared a meal with the Spaniards and I'm speaking with them all the time. Yesterday I spent time with the players' friends exploring Shanghai. Moya has a lot of friends here with him. We went to a market and bought a lot of things.

"The players were aware of the Fantasy Tennis game, and Roger Federer was one in particular who was very interested in it. He told me that he saw that I had chosen him in my winning team. He said: 'It's only been in the last part of the season that I've played well.' I said: 'That's the only time I chose you.'

"I told Costa that he didn't pull his weight during the indoor season because he didn't win any matches," Miguel joked. "But I had faith in my countrymen and Moya and Ferrero helped to make me win."

Miguel, who was also presented with an engraved Waterford Crystal trophy by ATP CEO Mark Miles, found that he had no shortage of friends when it became known he had won the trip for two to Shanghai. "I have five brothers, so it was difficult to choose who to bring. But I thought that if I didn't bring Gabriela we may be headed for a break-up, so that was one reason for my decision."

Just as ATP players will train hard ahead of the new season, Miguel will put in the hours to brush up on his already-extensive tennis knowledge in the hopes of another strong performance in 2003, when a VIP trip for two to Tennis Masters Cup Houston awaits the winner of the ATP Fantasy Tennis League.

What are the secrets of Miguel's success? "You have to love tennis. I probably know all the players in the Top 200, their strengths and weaknesses," he said. "You also have to look at who is injured, and how many tournaments someone is likely to play. The Spanish players all play a lot of tournaments, so they are good value."

TennisHack
11-21-2002, 07:27 PM
http://www.atptennis.com/en/players/gallery/images/pic-11-12-02-n03-g.jpg

http://www.atptennis.com/en/players/gallery/images/pic-11-12-02-n07-g.jpg

http://www.atptennis.com/en/players/gallery/images/pic-11-12-02-n02-g.jpg

RogiFan
11-21-2002, 07:39 PM
:) Now that's what I call a fantasy come true!! How neat for them!! Rogi!! Juanqui!!

Chloe le Bopper
11-21-2002, 11:33 PM
Lucky bitch :p

ferrerogrrl
11-22-2002, 02:31 PM
Originally posted by RogiFan
:) Lovely reports, Vera!! Juanqui really made an effort in Shanghai -- he even tried to speak Chinese! So nice of him!!

really? aww, how sweet! no wonder the chinese loved him!

ferrerogrrl
11-22-2002, 02:37 PM
Originally posted by Vera

Okay, I got a feeling that our guy is well received by the Chinese. He might have lost the battle, but he won some hearts.

And remember he gave the flower to the lady in the elevator? Here's another one of his classy gesture.



huh? can someone re-tell this story for me? thanks! I love hearing these cute stories about him. I'm glad he got so much crowd support and that the chinese took such a liking to him! Did they really consider him the most handsome? what good taste! =)

ferrerogrrl
11-22-2002, 02:40 PM
Originally posted by TennisHack

He reminds me a lot of myself--very hard on himself, doesn't easily let bad devestating things like that go.


It seems to me too that he dwells on his losses. It breaks my heart to see him on tv or in pictures after he has lost a crucial point or match. He seems like such a serious young guy, sometimes.

ferrerogrrl
11-22-2002, 02:41 PM
Wow, JuanQui is looking very stylish in that red sweater. I think our boy's got very good taste!

RogiFan
11-22-2002, 02:47 PM
:) I don't think Juanqui dwells too much on his losses. He's pretty good at getting on with things and looking to the future. He manages to regroup well, not like Marat who brooded most of the year. Juanqui is quite mature and professional for his young age, I find. And good for him!! [My Rogi will have to "grow up" a little next year but since he's been to the semi of a majoy tourney, I hope he has the taste of success in his mouth and can deal with slams better next year!]