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Juan Carlos at Dubai

Yashirobai
02-20-2005, 12:23 PM
He may play Federer in 2nd round. I whis him [Juanqui] all the good luck!!!!

User id 7816
02-20-2005, 12:55 PM
Holy misery. BIGGEST luck Juanca, turn this shitty draw upside down.

I♥PsY@Mus!c
02-20-2005, 12:56 PM
Best of luck to you Juan. :rocker:

Luna
02-20-2005, 02:57 PM
Try your best!

adelaide
02-20-2005, 02:59 PM
vamos juanqui!!!!! that is a scary draw.

savesthedizzle
02-20-2005, 05:48 PM
vamos juanqui!!!!! that is a scary draw.

It's so scary! Scary for everyone though. Too many good players in a small tournament.

Vamos Juanqui!!!

Ti-Anne
02-20-2005, 06:29 PM
If he plays like he played in Rotterdam, he can do something. I saw him so determined, never getting nervous, he was focused and really tried to play his best tennis, I really got the impression to see again the Juanqui who was world's #1...I wish him all the best, and even if his coming back to the top may take a long while, I believe he can achieve it, with the support of all his fans.
ARRIBA JUANQUI !!!!!! :bounce: :yippee: :banana:

Mount Goddess
02-20-2005, 07:20 PM
This is a pants draw, but we know Juan Carlos can do it.

Suzi
02-20-2005, 07:33 PM
Well Vamos Juanqui, pull something out of the bag!!! :worship:

Vass
02-20-2005, 08:06 PM
Pic I took of him.


http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v733/Dubai05/JC.jpg

More to follow here http://photobucket.com/albums/v733/Dubai05/?start=all


He is not playing to well, I must confess. I saw him practicing two days ago and he wasn't that good. Don't get your hopes too high. I'm sorry for saying this.
I wish JC GOOD LUCK...

Corinna
02-20-2005, 08:13 PM
good luck for his matches :yeah:

Booshie
02-20-2005, 08:19 PM
Thanks for the picture and report Vass. :) :yeah: At least you're preparing us for what may happen.

Best of luck to JC -- no matter what the results are here. :)

I♥PsY@Mus!c
02-20-2005, 08:26 PM
He played golf?!
He is cute in the pic. :baby::drool:;)

lalaland
02-20-2005, 09:10 PM
Thanks for the photos, Vass. Safin needs a haircut, unless he is going for the Guga-like surfer duo look.

Juan Carlos looks cute in casual shorts, but who wears flip-flop to play golf.
He's not practicing too well, that's not good. I know nothing short than a miracle will make him beat JesusFed, but I'm a believer. :)

Vass
02-20-2005, 09:27 PM
He played golf?!

9-hole Par-1 field is in the same club. :) It's no way a professional field. Good enough to have fun, though. He played it with a big company first... But then he, the guy in the picture and his girlfriend went for another round arount the course... :D

I♥PsY@Mus!c
02-20-2005, 09:36 PM
9-hole Par-1 field is in the same club. :) It's no way a professional field. Good enough to have fun, though. He played it with a big company first... But then he, the guy in the picture and his girlfriend went for another round arount the course... :D

Thanks for the detail! :kiss:

Yashirobai
02-20-2005, 10:49 PM
RaDiCaLgIrL♥TR , great avatar!

Jogg
02-20-2005, 10:57 PM
Thanks for the pic and info vass :D He looks great apart from those flip flops, Seriously dodgy :p Pat plays golf :cool:

Another rubbish draw for him then :mad:
Good luck Juanqui, You can do it :banana: and hopefully Roger :worship: will be tired from winning Rotterdam

adelaide
02-21-2005, 01:44 AM
aww the picture is adorable :D thank you dear. :D

JC as a WILDCARD breaks my heart.

Kat!
02-21-2005, 07:26 AM
thanks for the pics Vass!!! ohhhh btw I sent you a message... but I meant Dubai... sorry!!! ^^"

Elam
02-21-2005, 08:04 AM
Good luck Juanqui!

fabolous
02-21-2005, 12:00 PM
usually i don't post here, but this morning i saw that juan carlos is ranked only 98 and that made me feel :sad: :sad:
i wish him good luck in dubai and i hope he won't fall outside the top100, because that's obviously not where he belongs....he is still a top10 player, but it's a long way back.

Lalitha
02-21-2005, 12:51 PM
Is the match gonna start now?? Live score page has his match put up on it?? :confused:

Lalitha
02-21-2005, 12:55 PM
yes it is. Juan won the first game 1-0.

Lalitha
02-21-2005, 12:57 PM
1-1

Lalitha
02-21-2005, 12:58 PM
2-1 juan

Corinna
02-21-2005, 12:58 PM
2-1 for juanqui :yippee:

Lalitha
02-21-2005, 01:00 PM
anyone here?? seems like I'm talking to myself? :eek:

Lalitha
02-21-2005, 01:00 PM
wow, corinna :hug:

Lalitha
02-21-2005, 01:03 PM
2-2

Lalitha
02-21-2005, 01:06 PM
3-2 for Juanqui

Lalitha
02-21-2005, 01:11 PM
3-3

Lalitha
02-21-2005, 01:12 PM
4-3 for Juanqui

Lalitha
02-21-2005, 01:13 PM
Scores are moving pretty fast, seems like the match has started in the right way for Juanqui.

Lalitha
02-21-2005, 01:13 PM
Corinna, where are you???

Lalitha
02-21-2005, 01:13 PM
Break him Juan, and serve for the set!

Corinna
02-21-2005, 01:21 PM
sorry...did my homework an soon i have to go to school again :(
phhhh deuce i just thought mayer would break him back

Corinna
02-21-2005, 01:23 PM
set juanqui :woohoo:

Lalitha
02-21-2005, 01:28 PM
hey he won the first set! 6-3

Corinna
02-21-2005, 01:32 PM
go on!!!
VAMOS :woohoo:

Corinna
02-21-2005, 01:34 PM
break :( mayer
break back juanqui!!!!!!

Corinna
02-21-2005, 01:37 PM
did it :yippee: break juanqui

Lalitha
02-21-2005, 01:42 PM
2-2 in the second set

Lalitha
02-21-2005, 01:48 PM
3-2 for Meyer

Billabong
02-21-2005, 01:51 PM
4-3 Mayer! Cmon JC!!!

Lalitha
02-21-2005, 01:52 PM
4-3 Meyer

Carlita
02-21-2005, 01:56 PM
:woohoo: 6-3 3-4 :bounce: vamos!

Billabong
02-21-2005, 01:59 PM
JC serves for the match at 5-4:D!!!

Lalitha
02-21-2005, 02:01 PM
JC's winning :bounce:

Corinna
02-21-2005, 02:01 PM
he won :woohoo: congrats juanqui :yeah:

Lalitha
02-21-2005, 02:02 PM
OMG, OMG - he won, he won, he won! :bounce: :aparty:

Lalitha
02-21-2005, 02:02 PM
Congrats, Juanqui. continue winning!

Corinna
02-21-2005, 02:03 PM
6-3 6-4 OMG i am soooo proud of him
if anybody saw his match...did he play well?
i really think so
hope he will doing the same good job against federer :)

Billabong
02-21-2005, 02:03 PM
YEAH Well done, good job Juanqui:D!!! Now keep it up:D!!!!

User id 7816
02-21-2005, 02:07 PM
that was good. now it gets scary :rolleyes:

Luna
02-21-2005, 02:12 PM
so I am hoping Federer loses in 1st round.:p

User id 7816
02-21-2005, 02:19 PM
lols, call me crazy but despite everything, I still think JC can beat him :p
I've always believed in that one, though the tables have turned big time, its just that JC has the game to do it, but maybe not yet....we'll see, I just know they'll show it on TV!!!...yey, JC I'll shout so much :clap2: vamos!!!!!!!!!!!!! :bounce:

syd
02-21-2005, 02:19 PM
Good job Juan !!!
I hope u 'll beat Roger !!!

Goooooooooood luck Juan !!!

adelaide
02-21-2005, 02:21 PM
YAYYYYYYYYYYYY!!! VAMOS JUANQUI!!! :woohoo:

.....updated rankings news, in the entry system, Juanqui is BARELY in the top 100.
He's ranked 98 in the world.................... :sad:

i really do hope he makes a grand comeback, and soon.

Carlita
02-21-2005, 02:24 PM
:yippee: :yippee: :yippee:
well done Juanqui!!! :woohoo:

about his ranking... :sad: oops!! but, he can only go up from now on!!! :D
VAMOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOS

Carlita
02-21-2005, 02:56 PM
http://images.sportsline.com/u/ap/photos/ARE105022109_lower.jpg
Juan Carlos Ferrero, from Spain, returns the ball to Germany's Florian Mayer during the first day of Dubai Tennis Championship in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Monday Feb. 21, 2005. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)

Lalitha
02-21-2005, 03:00 PM
What, Fed is next??? :eek: :eek:

Carlita
02-21-2005, 03:08 PM
If Roger beats a qualifier, yep, he's next :scared:

JuanChuffy007
02-21-2005, 03:18 PM
Pic I took of him.


http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v733/Dubai05/JC.jpg

More to follow here http://photobucket.com/albums/v733/Dubai05/?start=all


He is not playing to well, I must confess. I saw him practicing two days ago and he wasn't that good. Don't get your hopes too high. I'm sorry for saying this.
I wish JC GOOD LUCK...

Awwww nice pic!!! Thanks for posting Vass!!

Yesterday Fed didn't play really well either... so maybe... you never know! ;)

I♥PsY@Mus!c
02-21-2005, 03:24 PM
That's great,good luck in the next match. :D

Lalitha
02-21-2005, 04:25 PM
That's great,good luck in the next match. :D


He needs more than luck in his next match. Think about it, it is scary. :scared:

Lalitha
02-21-2005, 04:26 PM
and btw, your avatar ;)

I♥PsY@Mus!c
02-21-2005, 05:20 PM
and btw, your avatar ;)

Thanks you & Yashirobai & other guys, ;) I am satisfied with my new RED HOT avatar, :hearts::smooch::drool: they do match in my mind. :angel::hug::couple:

Maybe Fed is tired,I hope he doesn't play well while Juanqui does it so great. :cool:

Lalitha
02-21-2005, 05:43 PM
Thanks you & Yashirobai & other guys, ;) I am satisfied with my new RED HOT avatar, :hearts::smooch::drool: they do match in my mind. :angel::hug::couple:

Maybe Fed is tired,I hope he doesn't play well while Juanqui does it so great. :cool:


Again back to "hopes" - funny :lol:

Suzi
02-21-2005, 06:51 PM
Well done Juanqui - Thats my Boy! hmm as i say anything can happen and good luck against Fed!!! I mean for god sakes no ones perfect so kick some butt out there!!! http://instagiber.net/smiliesdotcom/kao/msroom/m-ohoho.gif

Black Adam
02-21-2005, 06:51 PM
Good luck JCF :yeah: Want you back in the top ten again :worship: That's where you belong!

Mount Goddess
02-21-2005, 08:14 PM
Yeah go Juan Carlos :bigclap: :bigclap: :woohoo: :woohoo:
Sooooooooooo happy :rolls: :rolls:

Black Adam
02-21-2005, 08:29 PM
I am beginning to like JCF more!
I am so happy Juan Carlos Ferrero chose to answer my question on the BBC :bounce:

Who has the hardest serve to break?
Rodney, Paris

JCF: There is more than one - probably Joachim Johansson, Andy Roddick and Wayne Arthurs. All of these guys are very difficult to break.

He is such a nice guy.......hope its no time before he is back in the Top 10:yeah:

|-Safin_Coria-|
02-21-2005, 09:07 PM
whoa! thats so cool that he answered your question!!!!
anywhoo, great job Ferrero!!!!!!!! :woohoo:

Lalitha
02-21-2005, 09:56 PM
I am beginning to like JCF more!
I am so happy Juan Carlos Ferrero chose to answer my question on the BBC :bounce:

Who has the hardest serve to break?
Rodney, Paris

JCF: There is more than one - probably Joachim Johansson, Andy Roddick and Wayne Arthurs. All of these guys are very difficult to break.

He is such a nice guy.......hope its no time before he is back in the Top 10:yeah:


Wow, lucky guy. :cool: Anyone has the full interview??

Jogg
02-21-2005, 10:54 PM
:bounce: :bigclap: :woohoo: :banana:
well done juanqui, now for Fed, you can beat him

Lalitha -the full interview is in one of the other threads - BBC requesting questions for JC

Ferrero Forever
02-22-2005, 06:57 AM
WOOHOO HE WON, I don't think federer is playing his best, and even though Minar is a qualifier he is still pretty good, so mabye even Minar has a chance. The good thing about this match is i think JC would be wanting to go out and give it his best, not be expecting to win, so even if he loses he won't lose any confidence. He has a chance though, and i'd also like to say that with JC practise is nothing to go by. When i saw him practise he played like shit, but as soon as the match started he was on fire. He worried me so much when i saw him practise, he was barely returning the balls, but he conserves his energy for the match, which is very smart in my opinion.

Prizeidiot
02-22-2005, 06:58 AM
That's a pretty good win.... Federer might be a little worn out actually.... he had to work in Rotterdam last week, and didn't look that impressive.

Now, wouldn't a win over Roger be a pretty good message for JC to send the rest of the ATP?

Black Adam
02-22-2005, 11:03 AM
Wow, lucky guy. :cool: Anyone has the full interview??

No he just answered the questions people asked him on BBC :yeah: :


Q&A: Juan Carlos Ferrero
http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/tennis/2003/french_open/news/2003/06/08/french_final_ap/t1_ferrero_all.jpg
Juan Carlos Ferrero is nicknamed Mosquito

Juan Carlos Ferrero has taken time out from his build-up to the ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament in Rotterdam to be quizzed by you.

Juan Carlos was a French Open champion in 2003 and became the world number one in September 2003. :bounce:

Nicknamed Mosquito, he was a member of the 2000 and 2004 winning Spanish Davis Cup teams and he is a huge fan of football team Real Madrid.

After reaching the final of the ABN AMRO tournament in Rotterdam last year, he is hoping to go one better this year but Tim Henman and Roger Federer are two of the players standing in his way.

Thanks to all of you who sent in questions. A selection of answers appear below.

Are you physically 100% - if so, how difficult is it to regain top form?
John, UK

Physically I am 100% since December of last year. I was working very hard before the Davis Cup final to prepare and I've felt 100% from then until now. I haven't had any injuries from then until now. My game? It's always difficult to be 100% but I'm in a good way at the moment because I feel 100% again mentally.

What are the differences when entering tournaments as a lower-ranked player, as opposed to being a top seed?
Estella in Ireland

Because I'm no longer seeded it's tougher ¿ I had to play against Joachim Johansson in the first round last week in Marseille. In the past when I was a top seed I would have played a match like that in the quarters or semifinals. This is the big difference but I have to do it to get higher in the rankings.

Do you think you can get back to your very best in time for the French Open?
Sebastien, France

I don't know when it is going to happen, but I have a lot of confidence in me that I will be the same Juan Carlos as I was before, and very soon.

You had back and rib injuries last year as well as chicken pox - what was the lowest point of 2004?
Carlos, Spain

The difficult moments were when I knew that I had the chicken pox and that it would take two or three months to recover. I had to start from zero again physically because the virus left me at zero per cent. When I started to come back I had my rib broken when I fell on court and that was another two months out. Those five months were pretty difficult for me.

How surprised were you to be dropped for the Davis Cup final?
Jose, Spain

It was difficult because I had been playing well for the whole year and the coaches told me that I would play, but then I had some problems with my hand two days before the Friday matches so they decided to choose Nadal instead. It was difficult for me not to be in the Friday matches but I had to understand. Inside me I wanted to play but this was the decision of the captain and they had to make it.

Do you plan to play for the Spanish Davis Cup team this year and do you think that Spain can retain the title?
Vinka, Croatia

It's always very difficult to retain the Davis Cup title and this year we would have to play two or three rounds outside Spain. This makes it very difficult because the other teams will put down very fast court surfaces down, but maybe we can. You never know!

You've been number one and won a Grand Slam title. What goals do you feel you haven't achieved yet?
Izabella Vermesi, Romania

I want to enjoy tennis, feel the enjoyment of the people as they watch my game and I want to get some titles ¿ some Grand Slams and some Masters Series, and to try to get my ranking very high again.

You have had a great career already but what's been the highlight so far?
Paul, Solihull, UK

Winning the Davis Cup, the Grand Slam title in Paris and becoming the World Number One. Of course playing in the end of year Masters three times was good as well. Just saying it sounds good!

Who has the hardest serve to break?
Rodney, Paris

There is more than one - probably Joachim Johansson, Andy Roddick and Wayne Arthurs. All of these guys are very difficult to break.

Besides the other Spanish players on the tour, who are the players that you get along with the best?
Caitlin, USA

South American players of course, but I have good relations with everyone. The language with the South American players helps a lot but I also get on well with the other European players. The American players stay together and so we don't talk a lot, but I still have good relations with them.

Describe yourself in three words.
Jo, England

This is difficult! Simple, normal and a family-guy.

What is it like to play against Andre Agassi? What are the secrets to beating him?
Mark Witchell, United Kingdom

I enjoy playing against Agassi. The secret is not to make many mistakes because he makes you run a lot on the court and you have to be confident. When I played him I was really playing well and I need to be because he can play to such a high level.

In terms of sheer talent, who do you think is a better player: Roger Federer or Pete Sampras?
Rishi, Holland

I prefer Sampras. He does everything so easily in the court. Roger does too, but I prefer to watch Sampras.

Do you enjoy playing in England and is it conceivable that we might see a Spanish men's Wimbledon finalist soon?
Oliver Hughes, United Kingdom

I enjoy to play on grass courts and I've played good matches in Davis Cup on it as well as reaching the fourth round twice at Wimbledon. Maybe Some year I can do even better at Wimbledon but it's difficult because we don't have any grass courts in Spain to practice on. We can only play on synthetic grass courts which are a little bit different. Maybe one day one of us can win at Wimbledon.

What will you do when you aren't a tennis player any more?
Corinna, Germany

Good question! I would like to be a soccer player or a motor racing driver.

Do you see Rafael Nadal as a future World number one and if so, when?
Alex, Switzerland

He's very young but he does everything well. If he continues like he is he will be in the top ten for sure. I don't know if he can be the World Number One but I think he can definitely make the top ten.

The End

Lalitha
02-22-2005, 01:06 PM
When is he playing today??

Lalitha
02-22-2005, 01:11 PM
oops! he is not playing today.

JuanChuffy007
02-22-2005, 05:17 PM
:bigcry: damn, Marat lost :bigcry: Only JC left now!!!! Vamos JC! Defeat Fed (mmmmaybe he won't make it to the 2nd round....??? *prays*)!

adelaide
02-23-2005, 02:03 PM
i was hoping that minar would win so Juanqui could have an "easier" second round.............. great effort by minar but JC will have to play Roger in the next round.

VAMOS JUANQUI!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :D

Luna
02-23-2005, 02:16 PM
I scare his next match against Federer very much.Almost everyone(except us) think he will loses in straight sets even gets bagel:oMy biggest hope is you can lose but let the score close!No one can look down upon on you!

Elam
02-23-2005, 02:21 PM
Good luck against Federer!

Booshie
02-23-2005, 03:09 PM
Not that I am saying that I am certain that Ferrero willl beat Federer, but still, we must have more hope!!

Federer was playing a Qualifier and went to a tiebreak in the 3rd. He is not playing his best tennis. Plus, Ferrero has had a couple days more of rest. All I'm saying is there is a slight glimmer of hope. We'll see how it goes. :)

And if JC does lose, I at least think he could take a set of off Feds, which would give him confidence. He can do into this match with nothing to lose, because nobody is expecting him to win. :) Just do your best JC.... :yeah:

I♥PsY@Mus!c
02-23-2005, 03:33 PM
I think Juan has a chance to win,lots of fucking guys they don't have a normal sense, :rolleyes: how Juan will get bagel? :shrug: Now Federer is not in his great form,also Juan is better than last few months.They should find their mind. :lol:

DAMN HOPE YOU WILL KICK HIS ASS,JUANQUI!!! :boxing::rocker2::rocker:

Lalitha
02-23-2005, 03:56 PM
So, it is going to be Ferrero - Federer **don't know what expression to give here**

Luna
02-23-2005, 04:10 PM
lots of fucking guys they don't have a normal sense, :rolleyes:


:haha: :haha:
Hopefully the result makes the fucking guys shutting up.

I♥PsY@Mus!c
02-23-2005, 04:12 PM
**don't know what expression to give here**

OMG :smoke:
But the match will be closer,dun worry! ;)

I♥PsY@Mus!c
02-23-2005, 04:16 PM
:haha: :haha:
Hopefully the result makes the fucking guys shutting up.

As long as Juan doesn't get bagel,those F bastards must cut their F mouths by shears! :haha::haha:

Luna
02-23-2005, 04:27 PM
As long as Juan doesn't get bagel,those F bastards must cut their F mouths by shears! :haha::haha:

Their F mouths must have been cut sereval times. They are not good fortune-teller but be keen on it.:rolleyes:

I♥PsY@Mus!c
02-23-2005, 04:36 PM
Their F mouths must have been cut sereval times. They are not good fortune-teller but be keen on it.:rolleyes:

That's F annoying, :banghead: be serious can't they predict a logical result? :o Let's see what happen tomorrow. :cool:

JuanChuffy007
02-23-2005, 04:55 PM
Not that I am saying that I am certain that Ferrero willl beat Federer, but still, we must have more hope!!

Federer was playing a Qualifier and went to a tiebreak in the 3rd. He is not playing his best tennis. Plus, Ferrero has had a couple days more of rest. All I'm saying is there is a slight glimmer of hope. We'll see how it goes. :)

And if JC does lose, I at least think he could take a set of off Feds, which would give him confidence. He can do into this match with nothing to lose, because nobody is expecting him to win. :) Just do your best JC.... :yeah:

I agree, he's not playing his best tennis, so there really is a chance that JC might win! :)

Yeah, exactly, nobody is expecting him to win... no pressure at all!

User id 7816
02-23-2005, 06:41 PM
I agree with u guys, JC has a real chance considering Fed is not really in amazing form - proven by his last 2 matches. JC has to make sure he dont give him any easy points by making errors and maybe....you never know. I'm certainly not as desperate as I was when I saw the draw, lets hope Juanca will make a fight, even if he doesnt win...he can make Fed run - and get him tired :p Vamos VAMOS VAMOS JUANCA!!!!!! :bigclap: :aparty: :devil:

Suzi
02-23-2005, 06:43 PM
If Federer is struggling against a quali im sure Juanqui will deffo be in with a shout, i agree peeps should stop putting our Juanqui down i mean we all have faith in him to do well! :hug:

Corinna
02-23-2005, 06:43 PM
vamos juanqui...kick asses :lol: :yeah:

RogiFan88
02-23-2005, 07:01 PM
I don't like when Juanqui's next match is scheduled--the final match of the day after Henman's in the evening session! He has to wait so long! Although I am a Rogi fan, I'm also a Juanqui fan so whatever the outcome I will be part-happy, part-sad. Vamos both! ;)

Mount Goddess
02-23-2005, 07:18 PM
Come on Juan Carlos xxx

User id 7816
02-23-2005, 08:13 PM
hehe Rogifan, I understand ya but Juanca needs this win more than Fed so lets cheer for him :o ;) the scheduling is better for Roger, they want to give him a few more hours rest :p

I♥PsY@Mus!c
02-23-2005, 08:25 PM
Ya,I am nervous now,he needs the greatest win tomorrow,come on Juan. :rocker::rocker2::music:

Lalitha
02-23-2005, 08:26 PM
I don't like when Juanqui's next match is scheduled--the final match of the day after Henman's in the evening session! He has to wait so long! Although I am a Rogi fan, I'm also a Juanqui fan so whatever the outcome I will be part-happy, part-sad. Vamos both! ;)

Love you for being such a good sport! :hug:

Corinna
02-23-2005, 08:44 PM
rogifan :yeah: i love your attitude :hug:
i surely support juanqui...he needs this points, his ranking has to improve so please federer let him win :worship: :lol: :p
though i am still hoping juanqui can win on his his own and doesn't need the help of federer

Corinna
02-23-2005, 08:45 PM
the schedule is good for me....so i can follow the match at least a bit

RogiFan88
02-23-2005, 09:22 PM
Should be an interesting match no matter what the result... Juanqui has nothing to lose so he s just play his best!

So... if Rogi wins, pls don't be mad at him! Too bad this matchup is happening SO early in the draw...

roisin
02-23-2005, 09:50 PM
yeah i agree, it would be fantastic if jc could win this match but feds cant help it if he wins hes feckin superman

RogiFan88
02-23-2005, 10:17 PM
well said, roisin!! ;) love your Oirish turn of phrase!

Ferrero Forever
02-24-2005, 08:52 AM
I think he can do it if he's playing well. But Federer might raise his game, as we all know he's capable of doing, but I have faith in JC to at least give it his best shot. VAMOS

Prizeidiot
02-24-2005, 10:10 AM
I believe he can do it, we just need to remember that Roger can raise his game for the big name players, and regardless of the past year, that's what Ferrero is. And the other thing is, Minar is actually a very good player. I watched him in Sydney, and he was very very impressive.

Francine
02-24-2005, 10:41 AM
Screw Eurosport for not showing this match. I don't get their broadcasting schedule for Dubai his year. Anyway, Vamos Juanqers! I hope he plays his best tennis regardless of the result.

Lynne
02-24-2005, 11:59 AM
C'mon Juanqui~~ Vamos!! :bounce:
Federer said he was looking forward to it as well.... I hope Juanqui gives this match his best shot!!

Dirk
02-24-2005, 12:01 PM
I think JC will win. He will push Roger to much. Besides Ninja needs a major nap before the masters so I wouldn't mind if JC won but he must then win the title. :)

Can anyone explain to me why JC was not playing clay in South America? If he wants to raise his ranking that would be the way to go it would seem.

Luna
02-24-2005, 05:35 PM
I can't believe my eyes...he does win the first set at 6-4!!!
:woohoo:
VAMOS!!!!

Eruwen
02-24-2005, 05:46 PM
:woohoo: Vamos JC! He's leading 2-1 now, and I think he has a break! :bounce:

I think Patricia is dying in the audience right now! :lol:

Eruwen
02-24-2005, 05:55 PM
:scratch: All of a sudden, it's 3-2 for Federer.... guess he broke back!

Vamos Juanqui! :bounce:

crystal
02-24-2005, 06:01 PM
argh ! 5/2 fed ! go JC !!

Corinna
02-24-2005, 06:09 PM
federer wonthe 2nd set 6-3 :sad:
vamos juanqui do it and win the 3rd set :yeah:

User id 7816
02-24-2005, 07:10 PM
Juan Carlos, you are a hero. In the end, 2 points decided the winner and although Juanca lost the match, he won so much more, dont you think?... I do.
Although the 2 missed match points in the tie-break still cause some pain.
Juan Carlos :worship: :worship: :worship:

Suzi
02-24-2005, 07:11 PM
R. Federer 4 6 7

J. C. Ferrero 6 3 6

O well, never mind he did his best and to take the no.1 seed to 3rd sets is a feat in it self :worship: uve done us proud!

Corinna
02-24-2005, 07:17 PM
he deserve to have one that game....

aaawwww why didn't he make that f*** match point, he was soooo close
it makes me feel really sad
though i am really happy he is doing well again
i would say he is back on top soon :woohoo:

Eruwen
02-24-2005, 07:18 PM
Well done Juan Carlos! :yeah: Too bad he didn't take the match, but still a good performance!

RogiFan88
02-24-2005, 07:23 PM
Heartbreaking loss for Juanqui, who played well, v competitively and pushing Rogi ALL THE WAY! He's back on track, I'd say... but too too bad he had to lose... in the 2nd rd... doesn't help him in the ranking...

I give Juanqui a ton of credit today!

RogiFan88
02-24-2005, 07:28 PM
Dirk Juanqui never plays the S Amer swing...

Mount Goddess
02-24-2005, 07:45 PM
wow how well did he play :woohoo: :woohoo:
he did so well to get those to match points, just a shame he didn't take either of them. Hope it has done his confidence good and that this is the turning point in his season. :)

roisin
02-24-2005, 07:46 PM
so close and yet so far, im happy he pushed feds all the way but to get so close and not win is obviosuly disappointing. he can take positives outta this tho. well done jc :bowdown: :yeah:

Luna
02-24-2005, 08:10 PM
I hate god didn't gave him even little luck.He needs this victory so much especially the opponent is stronger Federer ,we can imagine if he won how many confidence he will gets but now will he be sad for this close result?he once has two mps....at least I am much sadder than before.Never want to give me happiness but give me hopes.

Anyway he did really amazing today.Good luck next time.

JuanChuffy007
02-24-2005, 08:18 PM
Man, he was sooooooooo close, he played well (according to people who watched it), but it's still a pity... :( A tie break really is a lottery, and Fed was probably just lucky this time, next time it's JC's turn. (Maybe JC 's like Marat... Marat was pretty close at the Tennis Masters Cup as well and after that match, at the AO, he beat Fed... ;)). I'm sure JC is a lot more confident now, I mean, he almost beat the no.1!!! :D He's really on his way back :D. Watch out current top 10 players: JC's coming!

Jogg
02-24-2005, 09:39 PM
well done Juanqui :D He played so well :woohoo:
it's a shame he just couldn't finish the match off but he did so well and the match was really close. I couldn't believe it when the shot at match point drifted out.
Hopefully this will be the turning point for him now:)

roisin
02-24-2005, 09:55 PM
amen to that jogg :worship:

hola
02-24-2005, 10:35 PM
Of course it's good that JC is back to his form, but on the other hand, it is even more bitter to lose a match that was so close, and that he could have won. But hopefully it will give him some confidence.

liptea
02-24-2005, 10:37 PM
A match like that is so disheartening, that he came so close to beating Roger and was just unable to close it out. I know we should be optimistic, but it's hard to cope with a loss like that. :sad:

User id 7816
02-24-2005, 10:51 PM
It's hard being an inch away from that big win and miss it, but this is how sport is - sometimes it's very cruel, it gets you to the brink of the win but not that one more inch - bitter, but it's the nature of it. In the very end of such matches, who's better doesnt matter already - it's just a matter of luck, and JC didn't have it today. But he's a smart boy and will know that it's only getting better - obviously he was sure that he could beat Roger today and wanted to, but he'd know better than anyone that he has to take the outcome with his head raised and thinking how much more is ahead for him - cause JC belongs to the TOP. Hug for all of you and especially for JC :hug:

RogiFan88
02-24-2005, 10:54 PM
not that this article will necessarily make you feel better about Juanqui's loss today, but there are some v complimentary phrases:

Federer Fights Off Match Points To Beat Ferrero In Dubai Thriller
Photo By Paul Zimmer By Sarah Alvanipour
02/25/2005

Roger Federer rode down the Rotterdam's River Maas and he's soared high in the sky trading shots with Andre Agassi on a helipad almost 700 feet above Dubai, but lately Federer hasn't had to travel too far to find his fill of thrills. For the third straight match, the top-ranked Swiss was forced to a third-set tiebreaker before finding new life in tennis' version of sudden death.

The defending Dubai champion fought off two match points in the third-set tiebreak to squeeze out a 4-6, 6-3, 7-6 victory over Juan Carlos Ferrero in a second-round battle between the current and former No. 1 players at the Dubai Duty Free Men's Open.

Living on the edge of elimination, Federer rallied from a one-set deficit for the third consecutive time. He nearly bottomed out against Czech qualifier Ivo Minar in the opening round of this tournament before rallying from a 1-3 deficit in the decisive set to earn a draining 6-7(5), 6-3, 7-6(5) victory. That triumph came three days after he held off Ivan Ljubicic, 5-7, 7-5, 7-6(5) to claim his 15th consecutive final victory and take the Rotterdam title on Sunday.

The top-seeded Federer will face Mikhail Youzhny for a spot in Saturday's semifinals. The seventh-seeded Russian, who stopped Thomas Johansson in the first round, beat Germany's Rainer Schuettler, 7-5, 6-4, in his second-round match. Federer has dropped just two sets in rolling to a 5-0 career record against Youzhny.

Neither rain nor Ferrero could stop Federer tonight from winning what was in his words "a fantastic match against a fantastic opponent in front of a fantastic crowd."

Shortly after 11 p.m. local time, the two hour plus match came to a conclusion with an unreturned serve off of Federer’s racquet, ending a thrilling three-set encounter between the two Grand Slam champions.

Adjusting to outdoor conditions in Dubai after spending the past week indoors in Rotterdam has proved problematic for Federer, who has found the balls to be less obedient.

"It’s just that the ball flies a lot more here in Dubai than it does indoors in Rotterdam," Federer said.
" The way I was feeling and playing, I wasn’t that comfortable."

Former French Open champion Ferrero has played tough matches with Federer in the past. Federer had won four of the pair's seven prior meetings, including a 6-4, 6-1, 6-4 victory in their last meeting in at the 2004 Australian Open semifinals.

Federer applied immediate pressure in the opening game of the final set, hitting forcing forehands to earn two break points, but Ferrero steadied himself on serve and saved both break points to hold for 1-0. Federer followed with an emphatic four-ace game to even the set. Two games later, an erratic Federer committed a series of unforced errors to drop serve and hand Ferrero a 3-1 lead.

Continuing to go for his shots, Federer played periods of hit and miss tennis, alternating winners with errors. Though he could not find a rhythm in the early stages of the set, Federer strung together enough strong shots to break back on a Ferrer double fault before holding to level the set at 4-4.

The pair stayed on serve into the tiebreak. Federer, who has more firepower on his serve, found himself facing two match points before prevailing.

Although pegged as a clay-court specialist by some, Ferrero, who displayed shades of the player he was when he reached the 2003 U.S. Open final, came out storming in the first set, breaking Federer in his opening service game and holding onto the lead to capture the first set 6-4. Deep ground stokes off of both sides as well as a slew of unforced errors from his opponent provided a boost of confidence for the man who has helped Spain claim two Davis Cup championships, but was slowed by injury and illness for much of last season.

Fortunes reversed in the second set when Federer came back to lead by one break and carry the second set 6-3, but Ferrero kept up appearances in the third and led by a break before the Swiss stylist came back in vintage Federer fashion. In what was a see-saw battle, the two exchanged heavy ground strokes and even traded volleys, unfamiliar territory for Ferrero, staying even despite having break point opportunities, sending the match to yet another decisive tie-break, the third Federer has had to face in as many matches.

With pressure piled onto the shoulders of the top seed, who was serving from behind, the Spaniard ripped forehands including a blistering service return winner to earn two match points. But in the blink of an eye, Federer went from match point down to being one point away from the quarterfinals.

A solid serve to Ferrero’s forehand at 7-6 in the breaker never came back across the net, allowing the defending champion to continue his bid for a third consecutive title in Dubai.

An outstanding effort from the former world No. 1 was acknowledged by both an appreciative crowd as well as his opponent as he left the court.

Federer admitted that the match was a bit too close for comfort.

"He plays good. He should have won the match, I think," Federer said. "He was up a break in the third and he had match points before me, but I am the one standing here as the winner."

Explaining the stoic sense of calm he showed in saving two match points, Federer simply said with a smile: "Smooth outside, panic on the inside,"

Though he has dominated quarterfinal opponent Youzhny in their head-to-head series, Federer said he expects another tough encounter, stating he has an ongoing bet with a friend that awards him $20 for each third set tiebreak he wins and therefore hopes for yet another chance to win one tomorrow night.

In other second-round results, third-seeded Tim Henman defeated Igor Andreev, 7-6(5), 6-1 and eighth-seeded Ivan Ljubicic edged Fernando Verdasco, 6-7(4), 6-4, 7-6(8).

For the latest results, please visit the Dubai Tennis Championships web site.

Tennis Week.com contributing writer Sarah Alvanipour is a free-lance writer based in Houston, Texas. Her last story for Tennis Week magazine was "Doping For Dummies".
http://www.sportsmediainc.com/tennisweek/

User id 7816
02-24-2005, 11:23 PM
"He plays good. He should have won the match, I think," Federer said.

rrrrrrrrrRoger :armed: :lol: thanx for saying that :shout: :explode:

thanx Rogifan, next time when JC beats Roger I'll deliver the article to u ok :lol: ;)

lalaland
02-24-2005, 11:25 PM
It hurts more that this being a 2nd round. He only brings home 5 points despite playing decent tennis.

I am getting more confident that his form is coming back bit by bit. The only thing stands in the way is the bad draw. If he keeps drawing top hard court players early in the next 2 TMS then I can't see him getting his ranking up before the clay season.

lalaland
02-24-2005, 11:28 PM
"He plays good. He should have won the match, I think," Federer said.


That's hardly comforting. It's the W that counts.
But it's a nice intention from Federer and thanks for that.

User id 7816
02-24-2005, 11:41 PM
PLEASE - NO Pimpim, Roger or Safin in the first 3 rounds of IW and Miami. I got guns. :(

Carlita
02-25-2005, 12:38 AM
:sad: oh boy...so close.... :sad:

but :) JC's getting better and better every day!!! VAMOS

|-Safin_Coria-|
02-25-2005, 01:32 AM
I'm so proud of Ferrero!
:hug: and :kiss: for him :)
keep on goin babe ;)

RogiFan88
02-25-2005, 02:07 AM
Federer: “This was a fantastic match, against a fantastic player...

Luna
02-25-2005, 02:08 AM
PLEASE - NO Pimpim, Roger or Safin in the first 3 rounds of IW and Miami. I got guns. :(

and Andy Roddick...all big serve :o
If Federer it's ok.He is never afraid of this kind of player and if won over Federer it will be a perfect left draw. ;)

RogiFan88
02-25-2005, 02:10 AM
"He plays good. He should have won the match, I think," Federer said.

rrrrrrrrrRoger :armed: :lol: thanx for saying that :shout: :explode:

thanx Rogifan, next time when JC beats Roger I'll deliver the article to u ok :lol: ;)

that's OK, Juanqui is one of the very few players I don't mind beating Rogi ;)

Billabong
02-25-2005, 02:32 AM
Good job JC:hug: I hope this gave him confidence:)! Watch out everyone, JC is on his way back to the top:banana:!!!!!

I♥PsY@Mus!c
02-25-2005, 04:20 AM
It's so shame that you only lost a bit. :tears:

Xiaoly
02-25-2005, 05:08 AM
i'm not in bad mood.JC did relly well .i'm proud of him & wish him the best of luck in Miami!!!!VAMOS,JUANQUI!!!!

msmsed
02-25-2005, 05:14 AM
that was such a close match...:(

Booshie
02-25-2005, 05:26 AM
So incredibly close. He did such a great job. :) :hug:

I think this is a great sign for us. If he almost beat Federer, I'm sure if he keeps on playing like that, he will be able to beat a LOT of guys that he lost to last year. All we need right now is a decent draw at the Pacific Life Open.(Thats the next tournament, right?) He could do really well. I just hope that he's not all down on himself. I'm proud of him, just for playing brilliantly and putting up a major challenge. I'm sooo grateful that he's not injured right now!! That in itself is great. :) VAMOS JC, you make us all proud. :yeah:

onion
02-25-2005, 06:06 AM
So close! But as someone said, it is a positive sign. It is disappointing about the 5 points - we all know he deserves more...but that's how the system works. He'll be back up there in no time.

Prizeidiot
02-25-2005, 06:14 AM
JC is really getting there.... he's competing against these top players... I'm just waiting for the next step.... which is to take the wins. He was very close today, and despite disappointment about the loss, there are good signs.

Rogiman
02-25-2005, 09:40 AM
I hope that really means he's back on track, because it doesn't necessarily take a top player to push Federer to a third set tb these days...

Anyway, way to go JCF.

roisin
02-25-2005, 10:09 AM
hes getting close, which is always good. we know now that hes still got it. all he needs is a bit of luck (during matches and with draws :rolleyes: ) and a bit more decisiveness. he mustve got some confidence from that match.

CONFIDENCE YOUNG MOSQUITO CONFIDENCE!

jinruferrero
02-25-2005, 11:46 AM
luck?does he just need luck?i don't think so.when he got so many points but lost macth,why?what's wrong?that is the biggest problem of him.

roisin
02-25-2005, 11:55 AM
yeah a lack of luck - thats the problem.

so u think he dosent need luck at all to win matches???

:rolleyes:

jinruferrero
02-25-2005, 12:22 PM
luck is needed certainly,but his biggest problem isn't luck.

User id 7816
02-25-2005, 01:08 PM
but in that particular match, and the way he managed to get to 6-4 in the tie-break, it was a matter of luck.

roisin
02-25-2005, 02:37 PM
and had he had a bit of luck, that shot on match point would've drifted in.......

RogiFan88
02-25-2005, 03:03 PM
Luck plays a role in every tourney, every match.

What I'm worried about is that Juanqui finally got started on a roll yesterday and now he has to wait until I Wells... which is at least a similar surface, outdoor hard, but his momentum will be stopped... so frustrating for him, poor guy!

Juanqui DOES need some luck for a change tho -- enough is enough! Come on Lady Luck, spread some luck Juanqui's way!!!

JCF_Passione
02-25-2005, 04:07 PM
Luck plays a role in every tourney, every match.
Yeah that's true! Juanqui really needs luck, really, someone give it to him! he deserves it!

Cool Avatar btw Roisin ;):p

Corinna
02-25-2005, 07:29 PM
love your av roisin
wishing juanqui all good luck...he could have mine but at the mom i don't have any as well :lol:

liptea
02-25-2005, 08:56 PM
Not only do I not have luck, I think I have the bad kind. So I can't loan poor Juanqui any either. But I was really depressed, but now I'm really excited after roisin pointed out that he's the first player to take Federer to match point. :bounce:

Roisin...:hearts: the av! :inlove:

roisin
02-25-2005, 09:04 PM
apparently since the olympics last august, only marat and jc have had match points against feds. obviously marats the only one whos taken them.... :sad: but still, i believe a bounce is in order!!! :bounce:

oooh thanks for the comments on my new av! tis quite drool worthy i reckon :drool: but i didnt do anything, its all from the man himself!!! :hearts: ive decided my next few avs will def be of jc, cos hey, he deserved it being 'back' and all! :woohoo: and he should be priviledged, my avs are reserved for only the best :yeah:

btw, charlie is way too hot to have acne.... *yum* :drool: :hearts:

carole
02-25-2005, 09:19 PM
apparently since the olympics last august, only marat and jc have had match points against feds. obviously marats the only one whos taken them....
WOW.

roisin
02-25-2005, 09:26 PM
:eek: carole! tisnt often you're in a 'WOW' mood

:p

JeLuliA88
02-26-2005, 06:17 AM
JC was so lose to winning... i saw the match on tv and he did play pretty good. Although he is still losing in the 2nd rounds, his form is so so much better than before. he just needed to take his chances, even thou he lost he must feel somewhat more confident. patricia was also watching his match, and when he was down match point, it almost looked like she was going to cry... poor girl.

Ferrero Forever
02-26-2005, 08:05 AM
Roisin, mad avatar. I'm so proud of him, i wasn't allowed on the net yesterday, but i looked in the papers and saw that he was 2 points away from victory and i was like WOW go JC, 2005=big things from JC

JCF_Passione
02-26-2005, 10:26 AM
JUANQUI!! :cool: What was the score of the match?

jinruferrero
02-26-2005, 12:11 PM
6-4 3-6 6-7(6—8)

jinruferrero
02-26-2005, 12:14 PM
so many chances to beat that guy,but...

Pancakesong
02-26-2005, 02:51 PM
it would be soooo good for him to be the one who beated roger..

JuanCarlos:banana::yeah: well done

Lynne
02-26-2005, 03:14 PM
I like what Federer said : a fantastic match....a fantastic opponent..... :)
The old Juanqui is back!! It's dissappointing to see him lose when he was leading in the final set and he had match points before Federer.... but, at least we know he's getting better.
Good Luck Juanqui in upcoming tourneys!! :)

JCF_Passione
02-27-2005, 02:56 PM
yep! Juanqui is coming back! WE love you JC!! :kiss:

JCF_Passione
02-27-2005, 02:58 PM
6-4 3-6 6-7(6—8)
Thank you :hug:

kueo
02-28-2005, 06:57 PM
unfortunately

JCF_Passione
03-01-2005, 04:16 PM
yep, wish I could have seen the match...

plum_juice10
03-01-2005, 04:18 PM
Hey guys...I saw that match and it was the first time I saw him since he lost in Olympics...I sooo wanted him to win and he did so well, just not well enough. I really thought he could have won it and I was getting so excited..but never mind, he play really good and the only way is up now! Gd luck Juanqui...always suppoting you forever! :)

JCF_Passione
03-01-2005, 06:37 PM
:hug: It would be awsome if he shows the real Juanqui @ RG! :D :banana: