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!~!~! Juan Carlos Australian Open 2003 Cheering Thread !~!~!

11-20-2002, 07:46 PM

Show 'em what's up baby :D

11-20-2002, 07:48 PM


Mrs. B
11-20-2002, 07:59 PM
the girls are gonna faint!!! LOL :)

11-20-2002, 09:27 PM
I hope Juanqui is gonna be world number 3 after the OZ Open, coz he has nothing to defend, unlike Marat who has tons of points to defend

11-20-2002, 11:09 PM
good point, Nacho. i didn't think of that. if Ferrero can keep up his recent good form and do well at the Aus Open (of course) then #3 could be his very soon. :D

11-21-2002, 12:57 AM
I think Juanqui can be # 1 soon if he plays well in the first 3 months. He hardly has any points in defend:)

Yes, Juanqui, win the Aussie Open, you can do it.:bounce:

11-21-2002, 01:24 AM
Neither Lleyton, Andre, nor Juanqui have any points to defend really. It's amazing. Hopefully Andre will retire. :D

And then Juanqui will be #2.

Chloe le Bopper
11-21-2002, 01:47 AM

And number one after Wimbledon when somebodies points fall off ;)

11-21-2002, 10:45 AM
come on! win Australia! :bounce:

11-21-2002, 03:47 PM
Great Thread! I love that picture of JuanQui. GO FERRERO AT AO 2003!!

11-21-2002, 04:31 PM
Originally posted by King Scotso of Aragon
Neither Lleyton, Andre, nor Juanqui have any points to defend really. It's amazing. Hopefully Andre will retire. :D

And then Juanqui will be #2.

Yeah, Andre really should retire and then maybe our guys can get on with things! Anything can happen in 2003, esp. at the AUSOpen!! No reason why Juanqui can't win it... I'll let him beat Rogi [!!!:p ] in the Final. He needs his GS next year.

11-21-2002, 05:44 PM
:p Scott :D

Originally posted by RogiFan

Yeah, Andre really should retire and then maybe our guys can get on with things! Anything can happen in 2003, esp. at the AUSOpen!! No reason why Juanqui can't win it... I'll let him beat Rogi [!!!:p ] in the Final. He needs his GS next year.

How very nice of you, RF:). Juanqui will take note and he won't let you down.

Andre is not going to retire ever. He is going to play til 35 and then jump right into the senior tour. :rolleyes: But don't worry, guys. I think next year, the young guns are all going to gang up on him and won't let him have a easy time. Juanqui and Hewitt now have a winning htoh against AA. But AA can keep beating Roddick at his pleasure:D

Now, this is what I mean by Juanqui has next to nothing to defend in the first 3 month. Here's the result before Monte Carlos:

Aussie/Indian Wells/Miami/Total(with other tourneys)
Juanqui 0 / 1 / 7 / 28
Hewitt 1 / 100 / 45 / 181
Agassi 0 / 1 /100 /160
Safin 140/15 / 25 /198

So, after all these 3 biggie scraped off, the field is wide open. But, okay, Hewitt can sit on his number til Wimby.

11-21-2002, 06:35 PM
:) Hi Vera!

Not that I don't want Rogi to win a Slam but I want him to do it in his own time... he can't be rushed or pushed!

Yeah, young guns gang up on AA!!! Next year no letting AA win any TMS!!!! OK, Haas and Rogi?

Those 3 TMS that AA won spoiled the otherwie very satisfactory results of the series.

AA will never retire... I guess having a family isn't enough distraction for him... until he molds Jaden into the next AA. [poor kid]

11-21-2002, 06:47 PM
Hi RF. I'm sure you do want Rogi to win GS. So I'm a little surprised that you will let Juanqui beat Rogi. But I'll take it.:D And I think, after Hamburg and before USO, Rogi also has no points to defend, so he might very well be up at the top when he wins Wimby:D.

I'm so hope that Juanqui will be well in AO, that will definitely boost his confident since he hasn't done much in the past in AO.

I hope Jaden is not going to play tennis. I just think it would be so much pressure on him to be a player. With his sports gene, he should go into another sports.

11-21-2002, 06:54 PM
:) I'll let Juanqui beat Rogi in a GS final because he's older and still hasn't won his GS yet... but after that, it's WAR!! j/k

I want both of these great players to win a GS! Now that Lleyton and Marat have theirs. As for Haas, I doubt he'll do it -- it's too tough for him -- doesn't quite have what it takes -- he's almost there but needs to mature a little plus he's been getting these injuries lately -- not good at all!

My real dream would be for Corretja to win RG and Rafter to win Wimby -- they both deserve to win after twice almost clinching it! So sad... :( They're my fave "older" players! They both have so much personality on and off the court and they stick to their principles!;)

11-21-2002, 07:11 PM
That's true. I mean, at 22 going to be 23, Juanqui is still young. But it's really about time for him to win his GS. I'm just worry that the pressure will mount too high if he doesn't get it next year. But I'm pretty confident of his chance at the moment. And I'm equally convince that Rogi will do so too.

I do want Alex and Pat to win their respectively Slams. But I'm afraid it would be too difficult. And I certainly don't want Alex to beat Juanqui to claim French. But Alex should be proud of his achievement. He won TMC. But I know, a slam is pretty important.

But both Alex and Pat has a lot in common, I mean, I'm sure they are happy with their career and would be able to move on. Unlike AA, who has done so much and still get intimidated by the fact that he's not better than Pete. He's never gonna win more slams than Pete and what's he gonna do, get mad at himself for the rest of his life? I hope not, he should get over it.

11-21-2002, 07:48 PM
No worries, he will at least win the French this year. Ain't no doubt aboudit!

11-21-2002, 07:57 PM
:) Vera,

Alex and Pat do have a lot in common. And nobody can take away Alex's TMC -- which he won the first time he qualified btw. No small achievement. People underestimate his victory. And Pat, well, no "one-slam wonder" as JMac used to call him!!:mad:

At least they both have a life outside of tennis -- better perspective and healthier.

11-21-2002, 08:02 PM
Right, thx Scott for your confident on Juanqui.

And RF, the most gratifying thing is to see JMac admitted that on air, that he misjudged Pat. That's the difference between J and P, is that JMac is not afraid to admit that he's wrong, I guess that's what separate a champion --- from his brother:D.

11-22-2002, 07:06 PM
More stat. (North American sports fans are as obsessed with sports stat as the sports itself:D, I'm no exception).

Juanqui's 2002 summary:
Surface/win-loss/no. of tournament/percentage of total point
Indoor carpet/4-3/3/4.57%

Chloe le Bopper
11-22-2002, 11:51 PM
So he ended up winning more hard court matches after all :)

I really do think that this coming season is going to be his best - he's gotten mentally better this year, he realizes that he still needs to improve, he's dealt with some tough losses AND some very tough victories, he's played well on all surfaces (with the exception of grass, where he only played on tournament), he got over the sophmore slump without having a major major slump, he's dealt with the pressure of defending lots of titles and points, etc etc.

But Scott - you know you've been telling me that every year for the past two? Just wanted to point that out :p

11-27-2002, 11:35 AM
come to the net, JuanQui!!!

11-27-2002, 11:37 AM
Originally posted by Rebecca
So he ended up winning more hard court matches after all :)

I really do think that this coming season is going to be his best - he's gotten mentally better this year, he realizes that he still needs to improve, he's dealt with some tough losses AND some very tough victories, he's played well on all surfaces (with the exception of grass, where he only played on tournament), he got over the sophmore slump without having a major major slump, he's dealt with the pressure of defending lots of titles and points, etc etc.

I'm crossing my fingers, too, that next year Juan Carlos will be phenomenal. ;) I really think he learned a lot this year.

11-27-2002, 05:33 PM
I want a Ferrero vs. Hewitt final :D

I hope they have a big rivalry.

11-27-2002, 11:45 PM
Can't wait to see our Juan Carlos in Action at Melbourne Park :D

11-28-2002, 12:13 AM
I'm in love with that picture still. What wonderful legs.

11-28-2002, 01:48 AM
Originally posted by tennisaddict
Can't wait to see our Juan Carlos in Action at Melbourne Park :D

Hi, Tennisaddict :wavey:

I saw you posted a Hi in the chat thread. But things got bury there quickly:D so I thought I'll say hi here. Welcome aboard to the Juan Carlos' thread. We are one big chatty family here. :)

11-28-2002, 01:51 AM
Originally posted by King Scotso of Aragon
I'm in love with that picture still. What wonderful legs.

Those hairy legs!:D :D :D

Geez, that German magazine got me obsessed with those body hair now. :rolleyes: @ myself.

Was that pic from TMC last year in Sydney? He looked so boyish there. :)

11-28-2002, 02:12 AM
Originally posted by Vera

Hi, Tennisaddict :wavey:

I saw you posted a Hi in the chat thread. But things got bury there quickly:D so I thought I'll say hi here. Welcome aboard to the Juan Carlos' thread. We are one big chatty family here. :)

Hi Vera :wavey:

My names Rob btw :p

11-28-2002, 02:14 AM
Hi Rob :wavey:

You live in Malbourne? So you will be going to the Aussie Open?

11-28-2002, 02:14 AM
It's from Aussie Open last year.

11-28-2002, 02:24 AM
Yes Vera I will be going to the Aussie Open, as I do every year. Wouldn't miss it for the world ;)

11-28-2002, 02:27 AM
Lucky you (very jealous). :P Well, don't forget to let us know what you see in AO, especially if there's Juan Carlos in sight :). And come chat with us sometimes in the chat thread, that really big one. We're all chatting there right now.

11-28-2002, 02:28 AM
I will come into the chat thread even though it is quite daunting :( :p

11-28-2002, 03:33 AM
you are so very lucky, Rob! hope you get to see Juanqui kick some major ass in Melbourne next year. :D

11-28-2002, 03:50 AM
i hope so too Leo :D

11-29-2002, 07:39 PM
Stop slacking off!

12-02-2002, 01:41 AM
huh? :confused:

12-02-2002, 04:40 PM
You're not posting enough for JC :D


12-03-2002, 02:24 AM
oh okay.. vamos juanqui! :bounce:

12-04-2002, 02:08 PM
buena suerte juanqui :) :) :)

12-14-2002, 02:15 AM

12-14-2002, 05:10 AM
I just went to Kat's Chaser site to leave Juanqui a birthday message. She said she will try to give him the website to read the greetings when she goes to the Aussie Open next month. (Lucky her, very jealous). I figure there might be a very slight chance that he may actually visit the site to see the greetings. Though I'm not hoping that he'll see mine in particular, just hope that he'll see all those greetings and know that so many of us are supporting him. Anyway...good luck to him in Aussie. Just 1 month to go. Vamos.

12-14-2002, 02:16 PM
oh good news, Vera. i hope Juanqui checks out the site for his birthday messages! :D

01-10-2003, 05:35 PM
Time to bump this up!

A Preview of the Aussie Open:

Agassi, Hewitt Face Plenty of Roadblocks in Melbourne
Australian World No. 1 could meet Kuerten, American star opens vs. Vahaly

As temperatures near the boiling point in Melbourne, the men's draw for the 2003 Australian Open has turned up the heat with a number of exciting first-round encounters and plenty of big-name battles set for the early stages.

With the reigning champion unable to defend his title for the second time in as many years due to injury - on this occasion Thomas Johansson - the first Grand Slam tournament of the year gets underway on Monday with just two previous winners at Melbourne Park in the draw.

Three-time champion Andre Agassi, who was unable to defend his title last year due to a wrist injury, will be hoping to add to the titles that he won in 1995, 2000 and 2001. The second-seeded American, at 32 years of age, begins his quest to become the first player in the Open Era to claim four Australian Open titles against countryman Brian Vahaly in the opening round.
Should Agassi survive against the 23-year-old from Atlanta, who won three titles on the Challenger circuit in 2002, he could face 1998 semifinalist Nicolas Escude in the third round. A possible clash against 1999 champion Yevgeny Kafelnikov looms in the fourth round, in what would be a repeat of the 2000 final.

Seeking to become the first Australian to win the title since the unseeded Mark Edmondson stunned Aussie legend John Newcombe in 1976, World No. 1 Lleyton Hewitt begins his bid against a qualifier.

Hewitt, the reigning Wimbledon and Tennis Masters Cup champion, was still feeling the after effects of the chickenpox 12 months ago and fell to Spaniard Alberto Martin at the first hurdle. Should he progress this year, he could meet Gustavo Kuerten in the third round, the Brazilian who will be hoping to go beyond the second round in Melbourne for the first time in seven attempts. Guga faces Hicham Arazi in his opening match, as the Moroccan bids to follow up his quarterfinal appearance in 2000 with another good run this year.

Also in the top half of the draw, American Andy Roddick and Juan Ignacio Chela of Argentina are on collision course for a rematch of their dramatic US Open fourth-round clash last year. Should Roddick overcome Zeljko Krajan and Chela defeat Karol Beck, the two will be on target for a third round meeting in Australia.

Seventh seed Jiri Novak, a semifinalist last year, faces rejuvenated American Vincent Spadea, while Russia's Davis Cup hero Mikhail Youzhny faces French teenage sensation Richard Gasquet in the same section.
David Nalbandian and Xavier Malisse also are seeded to meet in the third round in what would be a repeat of last year's Wimbledon semifinal, while sixth seed Roger Federer and early ATP Champions Race 2003 leader Stefan Koubek could meet at the same stage.

Joining Agassi in the bottom half of the draw is former runner-up Carlos Moya. The Spaniard, who lost against Pete Sampras in the 1997 final, faces towering Belgian Dick Norman in the first round, with a potential third-round clash against rising countryman Tommy Robredo.

Should Moya, who also reached the quarterfinals in 2001, progress to the fourth round, he could find himself up against either 1996 finalist Thomas Enqvist or Thailand's biggest sporting hero, Paradorn Srichaphan. Last year's hardcourt match-win leader Srichaphan (40) began 2003 in perfect fashion, winning the title in Chennai. He faces Jurgen Melzer in the first round and could take on Mark Philippoussis in the second should the Australian overcome Martin Verkerk.

Fourth seed Juan Carlos Ferrero begins his challenge for a first Grand Slam title against Franco Squillari - the man who defeated Roger Federer in Sydney. Ferrero could find himself up against No. 8 seed Albert Costa in the fourth round in what would be a repeat of the 2002 Roland Garros final, won by Costa in four sets.

01-10-2003, 05:41 PM
3 quarter into this article, I thought they forgot all about Juanqui:rolleyes:.

Maybe they should find someone who knows how to read the draw to write a preview. Juanqui won't see Albert in the 4th round. He won't see any spaniard til the QF, if Moya or Robredo make it there. And Albert, I hope he gets to the 4th round.

Chloe le Bopper
01-10-2003, 10:13 PM
I was about to point that out myself.

He'll see Schalken in the 4th round, if the seeds are to hold.

01-13-2003, 08:45 AM
allez juan carlos ;-)

01-13-2003, 10:45 AM
Juanqui won his first round in 4 sets! keep it up! :bounce:

01-14-2003, 12:52 AM
J.C. FERRERO/F. Squillari
7-6, 3-6, 6-2, 6-3

THE MODERATOR: Questions for Juan Carlos, please.

Q. How do you like this tournament? Do you like it?
JUAN CARLOS FERRERO: Yes, it's one of the best. Maybe for me Roland Garros is the first one, and this is the second one. It's wonderful to be here for the weather, for the people. It's really nice, all the stadiums. I feel very wonderful here.

Q. You like the surface, as far as your game?
JUAN CARLOS FERRERO: Yeah, yeah, yeah. It's a little bit less fast of Sydney last week, so I feel very good here.

Q. I thought that match in Shanghai was really rough.

Q. Did it take you long to recover from that?
JUAN CARLOS FERRERO: No, not really, you know. I have to forget this match because, you know, I know that I was very close to win, you know, 6-4 in the fifth. It's only this I have to remember, you know. I played the final, and I am playing good in hard court and it's only I have to remember and I have to try to improve it and improve it and that's it.

short but sweet interview. vamos juanqui! :bounce:

01-15-2003, 02:58 AM
he swept through his 2nd round match in straights!!!

6/0 6/4 6/2 !!!!!

01-15-2003, 01:20 PM
Juan Carlos' draw has opened up nicely. Here's hoping for a final at least! :D :bounce:

Chloe le Bopper
01-15-2003, 04:52 PM
Holy shit - I just checked out the scores from last night - and wow.

Ferrero's quarter just got REALLY interesting.

But I think "finals at least" is a bold prediction *happens to think Agassi is going to win the tournament*

01-15-2003, 06:23 PM
It wasn't a prediction... I said "here's hoping for" :p

Chloe le Bopper
01-15-2003, 08:33 PM
Right *saw that* *understood that* My reply was just a little funky, is all.

So I provided MY prediction, fatty.

Hope I'm wrong.

01-15-2003, 11:47 PM
Moya toppled but Spaniards still strong
Wednesday, 15 January, 2003
by Ashley Browne and Scott Spits

The Spanish men's assault at Australian Open 2003 has been halted by the defeat of No.5 seed Carlos Moya – the biggest men's seed to fall so far – who lost in five sets to American Mardy Fish late on Day Three at Melbourne Park.

Just as it seemed the Spanish were familiarizing themselves with Rebound Ace - unlike their more-preferred and native surface of clay - Moya struggled to put away Fish in a match that finished at nearly 10pm on Vodafone Arena.

It was an otherwise successful day for the Spaniards with No.4 seed Juan Carlos Ferrero, No.8 seed French Open champion Albert Costa and Felix Mantilla advancing to the third round. Mantilla knocked out No.27 seed American Jan Michael Gambill in four sets.

But the procession of play on Rod Laver Arena took on a different complexion on the third day of the tournament.
On Tuesday, the action on Centre Court was so compelling that the afternoon draw wasn't completed until shortly before 8pm. As a result, the evening session started nearly 90 minutes behind schedule.

Not so on Wednesday. After a women's match of less than an hour, Ferrero needed just 89 minutes to beat France's Jean-Rene Lisnard 6-0, 6-4, 6-2.

Then came the clash between No.2 seed Andre Agassi and Korea's Hyung-Tail Lee, the winner last Saturday of the adidas International in Sydney. That clash was over in just 80 minutes, with Agassi winning 6-1, 6-0, 6-0. By 3.20pm, organizers were hastily rescheduling a men's doubles clash to fill the void.
Ferrero has never made it past the fourth round of a Grand Slam with the exception of the French Open, but would appear on track to break that jinx.

His countryman Costa, had a tougher time of it on Vodafone Arena, needing four sets for a 6-4, 6-7, 6-2, 6-3 win over Australia's Scott Draper. The match appeared set for a fifth set when Draper went up a service break in the fourth set but the 2002 French Open champion, a quarter-finalist here in 1997, dug deep for a solid win. The second set was an epic, with Draper finally prevailing 11 points to nine.

Ferrero is at the vanguard of the Spanish assault on Melbourne Park and couldn't be more pleased with his progress so far. "I didn't make many mistakes and started very strong. Once I won the first set 6-0, I felt very confident," he said.

But the biggest name to fall on Day Three was 1999 champion and Russian No.22 seed Yevgeny Kafelnikov, who lost in five sets to Finland's Jarkko Nieminen.

The 21-year-old Finn, who reached the third round at Roland Garros last year, won 6-3, 6-3, 3-6, 4-6, 6-1 on Margaret Court Arena.

Another Argentine, No.17 seed Gaston Gaudio, enjoyed a four-set victory against Armenia's Sargis Sargsian.

Also advancing was No.12 seed, France's Sebastien Grosjean, who beat Karol Kucera from Slovakia 7-6, 2-6, 6-3, 7-6. The win took Grosjean to a 4-0 record against Kucera.

His compatriot, No.29 seed Nicolas Escude, recovered after losing the first set 6-1 to defeat Belgian Christophe Rochus on court 18.
Continuing a successful day for French men, No.28 seed Fabrice Santoro progressed to the third round after Australian Wayne Arthurs was forced to withdraw after losing the first two sets to the Frenchman.

South African veteran Wayne Ferreira is again embarking on another Australian Open campaign, and is through to the third round after a 6-2, 6-2, 7-5 defeat of Michel Kratochvil.
No.24 seed Nicolas Lappenti defeated David Sanchez 6-1, 6-0, 2-6, 6-2. The Ecuadorian made the semi-finals here in 1999.


01-15-2003, 11:51 PM


01-16-2003, 10:43 PM
Ferrero's walk on the wild side
Thursday, 16 January, 2003

Juan Carlos Ferrero took a walk on the wild side, touring Melbourne Zoo on a day off from his tennis duties.

Spaniard Ferrero, who's cruised into the third-round of the Australian Open with the loss of just 23 games, took time out to check out some of Australia's most famous native animals during his day trip.

Some sunbathing koalas and a posse of hungry 'roos were big favorites with the No.4 seed, who also took the opportunity to pet a friendly wombat during his visit.

There will be no monkey business for Ferrero on Day Five of Australian Open 2003, however. He faces wily Frenchman Fabrice Santoro, the tournament's No.28 seed.




01-17-2003, 02:31 AM
Good luck today Juan Carlos! :bounce:

01-17-2003, 07:14 AM
Browsing thru the ESPN site and thought this might be of interest, Cliffy’s chat session from wed nite.

Dylan (san francisco): how are you doing cliff? What do you think about Juan carlos ferrero's chances of winning the aussie open? how about kim clijsters' chances? thanks

Cliff Drysdale: Two very nice good questions. First of all, I'm very well thank you. I think Juan Carlos Ferrero from Spain, the No. 4 seed, I'd put him at a 14-1 shot to win at this point. He has benefited by the fact that Carlos Moya, the No. 5 seed, is out in his section. But Ferrero would have to overcome a quarterfinal with Agassi. But I like Ferrero's draw now. Those odds are fair now, I think he's got a chance but he's got another five matches to win. He's one of the top seven contenders now for me.

Cliffy didn’t answer the Kim question, in case you’re wondering. And also, Juanqui won’t see Ahole til SF. Well, Juanqui’s draw did open up quite a bit, so it’s easy to say that he like his chances to Semi right now. But Cliffy don’t sounded too confident of his overall chance since everyone is picking Andre in the bottom draw. No matter, we’ll find out in no time.

And I wonder who his top 7 is. I’m thinking Hewitt, Agassi, Safin, Federer, Ferrero, Roddick and Mr. Nobody?

01-17-2003, 07:15 AM
Well, coming back from 2 sets to 1 down and winning it tonite, I think I like his chances.

Chloe le Bopper
01-17-2003, 08:01 AM
That win was HUGE for him mentally IMO.

No, its not like he just beat Hewitt or Agassi - but Santoro is tough, and ferrero had a ton of mps and didn't let himself get carried away.

So many bp chancces - he dug deep and hung in there.

No matter what happens now, that was a great win mentally for him IMO.

01-17-2003, 10:31 AM
Match Summary

Santoro(FRA) Ferrero(ESP)

1st Serve % 115 of 197 = 58 % 70 of 126 = 56 %

Aces 10 11

Double Faults 14 5

Unforced Errors 42 29

Winning % on 1st Serve 75 of 115 = 65 % 57 of 70 = 81 %

Winning % on 2nd Serve 37 of 82 = 45 % 33 of 56 = 59 %

Winners (Including Service) 48 85 :D

Break Point Conversions 3 of 5 = 60 % 6 of 26 = 23 %

Net Approaches 96 of 160 = 60 % 33 of 49 = 67 %

Total Points Won 148 175

Fastest Serve 188 km/h 194 km/h

Average 1st Serve Speed 171 km/h 175 km/h

Average 2nd Serve Speed 143 km/h 145 km/h

Vamos in the 4th round! :bounce:

01-18-2003, 01:31 AM
J.C. FERRERO/F. Santoro
4-6, 6-3, 4-6, 6-2, 7-5

MODERATOR: Questions for Juan Carlos.

Q. How difficult was that match for you?
JUAN CARLOS FERRERO: You can see the score. Was very difficult for me. You know, I think Santoro, you never know which shot he going to hit. It's very difficult to play against him because, you know, he has a different shot every time, and he use every shot all the time.
But, you know, all the time I won against him, always in three sets when it's the best-of-three. Right now I win in five, so always is difficult to play against Santoro, always.

Q. At a time in the match you looked very frustrated.

Q. What made you stay in the match?
JUAN CARLOS FERRERO: I think I stayed very good in the match in the fourth and in the fifth. You know, in the first three set, I felt some pain in my abductor because I had a little bit problems there. You know, I was more pain in my abductor than the court. It was because of this I was a little frustrate all the time when I lose the first and the third.
But right now I'm okay, and I feel better in the fourth and the fifth, I start to play very good, and also I serve unbelievable in the fifth. I think it was the key. I serve very good. I won very easy all my service in the fifth set. You know, I was very close all the time to try to break his serve.

Q. Do you know Mario Ancic?
JUAN CARLOS FERRERO: I never play against him. I only saw him against Federer when he played in Wimbledon. I saw some part of the match of today against Luzcak. I saw that he has a very good serve, no mistakes from the base of the line, and he goes a lot of times to the net, so is going to be tough.

Q. Did you feel it was unfair to lose the first set?
JUAN CARLOS FERRERO: No. No, no, no. The match was so long, you know, I have so many times to come back, you know, to try to play good. I never feel this.

Q. How is your leg now?
JUAN CARLOS FERRERO: Is okay. Is okay. Is okay because I take some antiinflammatory before the match. I didn't feel the pain. I feel a little bit in the first set, but when I (inaudible), I still playing in the match, I start to feel better and better. Finally I finish the match without pain.

Q. When did it start to hurt you?
JUAN CARLOS FERRERO: After the match, in the last game against Lisnard, I felt a little bit of pain in my abductor. :( I tried to be better and better in these two days before. But I start the match with some pain. With the (inaudible), antiinflammatory, ultrasound and ice, I could finish the match without pain. So now I think is okay. (i hope so)

Congrats Juanqui on reaching your first Aussie Open 4th round! keep going! :bounce:

01-19-2003, 04:35 AM

6-0, 6-3, 6-2

An interview with:


MODERATOR: Questions for Juan Carlos.

Q. That was a little easier than your last match.
JUAN CARLOS FERRERO: Yeah, of course. Today I think I start very, very strong. You know, I put all the winners on lines, you know, and I break him - his serve - very soon. I think I play a really, really solid match. Not in any moment I start to do mistakes and I start to serve bad, so I think I play a complete match.

Q. How do you feel you're situated at this stage coming into the second week with regards to making the final, winning the tournament? How do you feel you're progressing?
JUAN CARLOS FERRERO: Of course, I'm progressing. You know, I'm in the second week. I'm in the quarterfinals. First time that I'm here in the quarterfinals. So I'm feeling so good. You know, physically I start to improve my leg. Today I didn't feel pain, so I'm really happy for that. Is more important physically I'm really well and I improving for the next match.
I'm in the quarterfinals. I'm seeing in the next match against Ferreira or Sargsian. We'll see what happens in the next match. If I play like today or the other days, I think I have also chances to win.

Q. This is the first Grand Slam, outside the French, you actually got to this stage. Does that carry any sort of special significance, given a different surface?
JUAN CARLOS FERRERO: I know is the first time I'm in quarterfinals out to the Roland Garros. But I think I play also good in clay court and also good in hard court. Only I knew it, that I have to play and improving. Of course, is coming the results. You see in that moment is coming the results.
I'm going to try to give my best in the next and also the US Open in the States, because also in hard court. We'll see what happens. But I know that I can play very good, like here.

Q. US and here are both hard courts. Do you think one of them might be a little bit easier to win on, that one may suit your game more?
JUAN CARLOS FERRERO: No, because it's like the same. It's like the same. Maybe it's a little faster or a little slower, but it's like the same. So is not depend of the surface; it depend of me. In Sydney last week, two weeks ago, was faster than here, and I play final. I don't care is a little bit faster than here. It's okay for me.

Q. Do you think the surface on the center court is faster than it is on Vodafone Arena court?
JUAN CARLOS FERRERO: The people is telling this?

Q. That seems to be the opinion of some players.
JUAN CARLOS FERRERO: No, no, no, I don't feel. I just play one more match on center court. I feel very good in the Vodafone court. I play like all my matches there. You know, I'm going to see. When I play in the center court, I didn't feel faster that the other ones.

Q. Have you played on Rod Laver yet?
JUAN CARLOS FERRERO: Yes, one match, the second match. And I play really good, so I didn't feel faster.

Q. Have you been watching any of the other top two seeds on your days off?
JUAN CARLOS FERRERO: Some matches. I watch Sargsian-Philippoussis, Hewitt just one set yesterday, some Spanish guys I was watching. Not so much. The day off is to be relax.

Q. Can I ask your opinion on how you think Hewitt is playing?
JUAN CARLOS FERRERO: Hewitt is playing his line. I think he didn't do mistakes. He's very motivated because he's playing in his house. He's playing really good.
We have to see in the next round against Younes El Aynaoui. Younes El Aynaoui is a really good, experienced guy. Always he wins to El Aynaoui, but in four, fifth sets. Is not going to be easy for him, I think.

Q. Do you think there's one player that should be favored at the moment?
JUAN CARLOS FERRERO: I don't think so. I don't think so. I don't think so. I know that Agassi and Hewitt won very easy. Also me, I won very easy today. But I think there is no favorite here in Australia right now.

Q. Why is that?
JUAN CARLOS FERRERO: Why? Because the No. 1, No. 2, No. 3, No. 4, there is no difference between us. I think I will play at the same level when we play good. There is no more the difference. It's my opinion.

Q. The injury, is it in the hip?
JUAN CARLOS FERRERO: The abductor was the injury.

Q. Where is that?
JUAN CARLOS FERRERO: In the leg here. But is improving, is okay now.

Q. Do you need treatment?
JUAN CARLOS FERRERO: I take antiinflammatories, massage, ultrasound. Is not so important.

01-19-2003, 05:42 AM
:bounce: :bounce: :bounce: [YES YES YES!:bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

01-19-2003, 02:25 PM



01-19-2003, 05:58 PM
From atptennis.com

Ferrero At Home on Hard Court
Spaniard charges into quarterfinals

Juan Carlos Ferrero is making up for his lost opportunity in Melbourne last year by winning through to the Australian Open quarterfinals Sunday. Ferrero, who turns 23 next month, stopped dead in its tracks the charge of 18-year-old Mario Ancic with a brutal 6-0, 6-3, 6-2 victory over the Croat.

It is the first time Ferrero has passed the fourth round of a Grand Slam other than at his beloved Roland Garros, where last year he was the beaten finalist and a semifinalist the two years before that. Ferrero missed the Australian Open last year through injury.

Ferrero finished the ATP Champions Race 2002 in fourth position and inside the Top 5 for the second consecutive year. He continued to shed the tag of "clay court specialist" last season by winning 22 of 34 matches on hard court, winning the Hong Kong title on hard court, and by pushing Lleyton Hewitt to five sets in the final of Tennis Masters Cup Shanghai on hard court.

Ferrero is 8-1 on hard courts this year, having reached the Sydney final last week.

"I know it's the first time I've made the quarterfinals outside Roland Garros," he said. "I think I've been playing well on hard courts and I've kept improving, and I thought the results would come. I know I can play very well here."

Ferrero next meets Wayne Ferreira, who defeated Sargis Sargsian in four sets.

01-21-2003, 01:14 AM
:D Hola!

I'm still upset at Rogi but now is the time to support my Valenciano chico:


Play an economical match tonight and let me wake up to happy results tomorrow morning!!

01-21-2003, 01:46 AM
lol at your new avatar, RF. Juanqui won't let you down. ;)

01-21-2003, 09:15 AM
:bounce: VAMOS, JUAN CARLOS!!!! :)

Chloe le Bopper
01-21-2003, 12:53 PM
Oh well.

It's still his best Aussie yet.

01-21-2003, 07:32 PM
Time to look forward to the French... after making the finals last year and should have won it the past 3 years, I think he'll be eager.

He has little to defend until Monte Carlo.

Chloe le Bopper
01-22-2003, 12:40 AM
He actually has nothing to defend all clay season, outside of Roland Garros and Monte Carlo.

Sure, those two account for 1200 points.

But he did squat in Rome, and squat in Hamburg, as well as squat in Barcelona.

His ranking will be just fine, unless he gets injured.

He might even add points.

01-22-2003, 04:03 AM
he made an incredible run @ this ausopen....when they showed that TAPED match i noticed how jc wasn't hitting the ball as hard as he did in his earlier rounds. i don't know why he just gave up..imo i think he wants RG to be his first.

can't wait till he hits the clay.

01-22-2003, 04:21 AM
so you think he's just being picky :p.

Anyway, things are sinking in right now and I also agree that his Aussie Open is really quite impressive. So let's hope he can do better next year.

01-22-2003, 04:32 AM
Just for keep sake:

W. FERREIRA/J.C. Ferrero
7-6, 7-6, 6-1

Q. What happened today? It was a very difficult match?
JUAN CARLOS FERRERO: You know, today was a day that I play bad. I didn't feel very good the ball. I lost the first two sets 7-6, 7-6. All my confidence go down because I had also lost two first sets. Second set, 40-15 with 5-4, I had so many chances. I was playing so bad in the third. I start with a break. My confidence start to go very down. Finally my mentally was not so good to win.

Q. Were you tired against the match from Fabrice before?
JUAN CARLOS FERRERO: No, no, I didn't feel tired today. I feel all right. If I won the first two sets, I think that I win the match for sure.
But losing the first two sets 7-6, 7-6, it's very tough to come back and try to win again. Tennis is like this.

Q. Did you feel the conditions today were different from the days you played before?

Q. More difficult for you?
JUAN CARLOS FERRERO: Today was a little bit cold, different from the other days. The first time I play in the night, you know. It's not easy for me.
But, you know, also for him. He played very good. He stayed in the whole match with so many winners, with his service and forehand. He didn't miss the ball.
I think he played a really good, solid match.

01-22-2003, 10:44 AM
I think Juan Carlos gave his opponent too much credit.

01-22-2003, 01:11 PM
Originally posted by Leo7
I think Juan Carlos gave his opponent too much credit.

Funny, someone said a similar thing about Rogi somewhere else... Juan qui will get over this soon and get on w his next tournament... well, that's DC. After that, where is he playing?? He did better than Rogi in the AO and no doubt everyone was expecting much more from Rogi... :rolleyes: Expectations!

01-23-2003, 12:56 AM
i think his next tourney is Rotterdam.

01-24-2003, 02:47 AM
He'll win Rotterdam :D

Vamos Juanqui!

Chloe le Bopper
01-24-2003, 03:23 AM
I don't think that he gave his opponent "too much credit".

He did exactly what he should have done - gave credit to Wayne, and didn't make whiny excuses for himself.

I would much prefer to read this, than to hear him say "me this, me that, he didn't win, I lost the match".

01-24-2003, 03:51 AM
I didn't pay much attention when I first read the interview. But I think Becca has a good point. It is indeed a well balance interview :).

And I think he said that he mentally can't do it...well, at least he is not in denial. Should we like him more for being so honest? :)