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Sydney: Juanqui's First Tourney of 2003!

Leo7
01-04-2003, 03:42 PM
Good Luck to Juan Carlos in Sydney! :bounce: :bounce:

here's the draw:

1 SAFIN, Marat RUS
2 ROCHUS, Olivier BEL

3
4 NIEMINEN, Jarkko FIN

5
6 LAPENTTI, Nicolas ECU

7 ROBREDO, Tommy ESP
8 RODDICK, Andy USA

9 FEDERER, Roger SUI
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11 DAVYDENKO, Nikolay RUS
12 DUREK, Raphael AUS

13 ENQVIST, Thomas SWE
14 FERREIRA, Wayne RSA

15 CHELA, Juan Ignacio ARG
16 COSTA, Albert ESP

17 GAUDIO, Gaston ARG
18 REID, Todd AUS

19 LJUBICIC, Ivan CRO
20 SCHUETTLER, Rainer GER

21 KRAJICEK, Richard NED
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23 BLAKE, James USA
24 MOYA, Carlos ESP

25 SRICHAPHAN, Paradorn THA
26 DRAPER, Scott AUS

27 MIRNYI, Max BLR
28 MALISSE, Xavier BEL

29 YOUZHNY, Mikhail RUS
30 VOINEA, Adrian ROM

31 SANTORO, Fabrice FRA
32 FERRERO, Juan Carlos ESP

RogiFan
01-04-2003, 04:46 PM
:) Sydney 2003!

VAMOS DON JUANQUI!! ;)

Vera
01-04-2003, 05:33 PM
Vamos Juanqui Vamos.

Lee
01-04-2003, 06:05 PM
There are so many good players in Sydney 2003!

Good Luck Juanqui! :bounce: :bounce:

BTW Leo, the year in your title should be 2003, I guess.

TennisHack
01-04-2003, 07:13 PM
LOL, it's hard to transition to a new year ;)

Juan Carlos has a tough first round against Santoro :eek::eek: But Jarkko got a qualifier :D Tis going to be a very interseting week . . .

TennisHack
01-04-2003, 10:05 PM
JUANQUI'S PLAYING DOUBLES HERE!!! :bounce::bounce::bounce:

Unfortunately, he and Robredo are up against the #3 seeded team of Bhupathi/Eagle.

A lot of top players are playing doubles this week, both in Sydney and Auckland. Guess everyone's getting a bit of last minute net practice ;)

Vera
01-04-2003, 11:51 PM
Double cheering for Juanqui playing Double :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

Please let him win a double match to get some NET confident:). It's so nice to see him trying to improve what he needs to improve. :kiss:

RogiFan
01-05-2003, 02:31 AM
:D Ooh! I'm glad to hear that Juanqui is playing dobles w his compatriot Tommy R!!! They're a great team I'd love to see!! VAMOS, Spanish guys!! ;)

ferrerogrrl
01-05-2003, 05:19 AM
My God, this is a ridiculously tough draw!:( Good Luck, Juanqui!:bounce: :kiss:

Leo7
01-05-2003, 08:49 PM
i corrected my original post ;)

here is the doubles draw:

(1)Mark Knowles/Daniel Nestor (BAH/CAN) vs Max Mirnyi/Vladimir Voltchkov (BLR)
Marat Safin/Nenad Zimonjic (RUS/YUG) vs Thomas Shimada/Paradorn Srichaphan (JPN/THA)

(4)Martin Damm/Cyril Suk (CZE) vs Simon Aspelin/Michael Hill (SWE/AUS)
Leander Paes/David Rikl (IND/CZE) vs (WC)Paul Hanley/Nathan Healey (AUS)

Andrew Kratzmann/Kevin Ullyett (AUS/ZIM) vs (WC)Andrew Florent/Sandon Stolle (AUS)
(3)Mahesh Bhupathi/Joshua Eagle (IND/AUS) vs Juan Carlos Ferrero/Tommy Robredo (ESP)

Julien Boutter/Michael Llodra (FRA) vs Karsten Braasch/Rainer Schuettler (GER)
(2)Bob Bryan/Mike Bryan (USA) vs Gaston Gaudio/Nicolas Lapentti (ARG/ECU)

Vamos Juanqui and Tommy! :bounce:

Lee
01-05-2003, 08:53 PM
Hi Leo! :wavey:

You're home or still in Vermont?

Lee
01-05-2003, 08:53 PM
Originally posted by Leo7
i corrected my original post ;)

here is the doubles draw:

(1)Mark Knowles/Daniel Nestor (BAH/CAN) vs Max Mirnyi/Vladimir Voltchkov (BLR)
Marat Safin/Nenad Zimonjic (RUS/YUG) vs Thomas Shimada/Paradorn Srichaphan (JPN/THA)

(4)Martin Damm/Cyril Suk (CZE) vs Simon Aspelin/Michael Hill (SWE/AUS)
Leander Paes/David Rikl (IND/CZE) vs (WC)Paul Hanley/Nathan Healey (AUS)

Andrew Kratzmann/Kevin Ullyett (AUS/ZIM) vs (WC)Andrew Florent/Sandon Stolle (AUS)
(3)Mahesh Bhupathi/Joshua Eagle (IND/AUS) vs Juan Carlos Ferrero/Tommy Robredo (ESP)

Julien Boutter/Michael Llodra (FRA) vs Karsten Braasch/Rainer Schuettler (GER)
(2)Bob Bryan/Mike Bryan (USA) vs Gaston Gaudio/Nicolas Lapentti (ARG/ECU)

Vamos Juanqui and Tommy! :bounce:

Go Knowles/Nestor! :bounce: :bounce:

Vamos Juanqui/Tommy!

Leo7
01-05-2003, 09:00 PM
:wavey: Lee. i'm home. btw, i heard a rumour that Santoro has withdrawn and Ferrero will instead play Crabb (a qualifier) in the first round, which would be a much easier match. let me check this out...

TennisHack
01-05-2003, 09:06 PM
Indeed, Juan Carlos is up against Crabb the Qualifier, but there has been no news of Fab's withdrawal :( If you find something let us know.

Makes our boy's life about 10 times easier, though :D

Leo7
01-05-2003, 09:08 PM
good news for Juan Carlos. but still a very difficult draw after the first round. :eek:

ferrerogrrl
01-05-2003, 09:27 PM
Whew! I'm glad Juanqui doesn't have to face Fabrice . .

Leo7
01-07-2003, 01:28 AM
Second seed Juan Carlos survived an opening-round scare against Australian qualifier Jaymon Crabb in the first round of the adidas International in Sydney Monday. Ferrero, playing his first tournament since reaching the final of Tennis Masters Cup Shanghai, dropped the first set before winning 5-7, 7-5, 6-3.

Wayne Ferreira continued his dominance of Swede Thomas Enqvist with a 6-2, 6-4 victory. The South African has won all six career meetings against Enqvist without dropping a set. Ferreira, who reached the quarterfinals of the Australian Open last year, next could face Juan Ignacio Chela, whom he lost to in the second round in Sydney last year.

Australian qualifier Peter Luczak overcame a nervous start to almost upset Finn Jarkko Nieminen. Luczak lost the first set to love but rallied to win the second set and serve for the match in the third at 5-4. But Nieminen's big-match experience helped him steady to win 6-0, 3-6, 7-5.

WHAT THE PLAYERS SAID

Wayne Ferreira: "I was pleased when I saw that I'd drawn him [Enqvist], especially when I knew that he'd been injured for a long time. I practiced with him a few times last week and he hasn't fully recovered.

"He serves really big and he doesn't really like the serve to come back. I try to make a lot of returns and make him play a lot of balls. He's not really consistent from the baseline. I just like the way he plays - it's a good match-up for me. I think [the 6-0 record] is more a negative thing for him than a positive thing for me."

On the possibility of playing Juan Ignacio Chela in the second round for the second consecutive year: "I was disappointed to lose to him last year because I felt I should have won that match. I never played him again throughout the year and I really wanted the opportunity. If I get the opportunity this week I'd like to reverse that."

Peter Luczak: "I played too aggressively at the start in the wind - it was a hurricane out there on court one. He wasn't missing and I did all the missing. It will be hard to sleep tonight after coming so close. I had a great chance to win and the wind was a real equalizer. Maybe I got tight in the end. I'm hoping to break into the Top 100 this year and qualify for ATP events and play against the big guys."

Juan Carlos Ferrero: "It was my first match of the year and I need some rhythm, so I'll take it [the win]. There were a lot of rallies and I played a good, solid match. I'm really happy.

"I have the opportunity to go up in the rankings after I missed the Australian circuit last year when I was injured. I am hoping to play well on hard courts this year. On hard courts I think you need to be more aggressive and hit more winners. Reaching the final of Tennis Masters Cup Shanghai has given me a lot of confidence on hard courts."

Jaymon Crabb: "I liked the way I stayed with him on the baseline, but I did do a lot of running. The last two days I've been playing well and after I held my first few service games I was in the match and I thought I had a chance. I'll take a day off tomorrow and then get ready for the Australian Open qualies on Thursday."

this win for Juanqui in his first match of the season is a good omen for 2003. keep it going! :bounce:

TennisHack
01-07-2003, 01:32 AM
Three seeds advance in first-round matches at Sydney tennis

January 6, 2003

SYDNEY (Ticker) - Second seed Juan Carlos Ferrero of Spain, whose greatest success has come on clay courts, got off to a good start at the $932,000 adidas international tennis harcourt event Monday.

Ferrero, who won a title on clay at Monte Carlo and reached the final at the French Open in 2002, posted a 5-7, 7-5, 6-3 victory Australian qualifier Jaymon Crabb.

The 22-year-old Ferrero reached the final on clay at the Generali Open, but also won his second career hardcourt title at Hong Kong last September. He lost to world No. 1 Lleyton Hewitt in the season-ending Tennis Masters Cup, which also was played on hard courts.

"It was my first match of the year and I need some rhythm," said Ferrero. "There were a lot of rallies and I played a good, solid match. On hard courts, I think you need to be more aggressive and hit more winners. Reaching the finals of the Tennis Masters Cup Shanghai has given me a lot of confidence on hard courts."

Eighth seed Gaston Gaudio of Argentina also moved into the second round, posting a 6-7 (5-7), 6-2, 7-5 victory over Australian Todd Reid.

In matches involving unseeded players, Jarkko Nieminen of Finland recorded a 6-0, 3-6, 7-5 win over Peter Luczak of Austrailia and Wayne Ferreira of South Africa won for the sixth time in as many career meetings with Sweden's Thomas Enqvist, 6-2, 6-4. Enqvist, who is coming back from a shoulder injury, never has won a set against Ferreira.

"I was pleased when I saw that I'd drawn him, especially when I'd knew that he'd been injured for a long time," said Ferreira, who reached the quarterfinals of the Australian Open. "I practiced with him a few times last week and he hasn't fully recovered. He serves really big and he doesn't really like the serve to come back. I try to make a lot of returns and make him play a lot of balls. He's not really consistent from the baseline."

On the women's side, eighth seed Magdaleena Maleeva of Bulgaria made her 2003 debut with a 3-6, 7-5, 6-0 victory over Silvia Farina Elia of Italy. Maleeva , who reached the quarterfinals here in 1998, improved to 4-3 lifetime against Farina Elia.

Fifth-seeded Russian Anastasia Myskina was upset by countrywoman Elena Bovina, 6-3, 7-5. Bovina will face Belarussian qualifier Olga Barabanschikova, who defeated Conchita Martinez of Spain, 6-2, 2-6, 6-4. Wild card Tamarine Tanasugarn of Thailand also advanced with a 6-2, 3-6, 6-2 victory over Czech qualifier Klara Koukalova.

This event is a tune up for the Australian Open, which begins on January 13.

Leo7
01-07-2003, 01:34 AM
M. Youzhny (RUS) d. A. Voinea (ROM) 36 62 ret. (left hamstring)

Misha defeated Voinea so the Russian will be Ferrero's next opponent in Sydney. this should be a great, competitive match if both are playing well. Vamos Juanqui. :)

TennisHack
01-07-2003, 01:35 AM
Originally posted by Leo7
Australian qualifier Peter Luczak overcame a nervous start to almost upset Finn Jarkko Nieminen. Luczak lost the first set to love but rallied to win the second set and serve for the match in the third at 5-4. But Nieminen's big-match experience helped him steady to win 6-0, 3-6, 7-5.
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Peter Luczak: "I played too aggressively at the start in the wind - it was a hurricane out there on court one. He wasn't missing and I did all the missing. It will be hard to sleep tonight after coming so close. I had a great chance to win and the wind was a real equalizer. Maybe I got tight in the end. I'm hoping to break into the Top 100 this year and qualify for ATP events and play against the big guys."

First of all, PFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFT Luczak wasn't that close to upsetting Jarkko :rolleyes: Secondly, hate to break it to you, son, but being in the Top 100 isn't enough to qualify for the big boys events.

Yes, yes I am enjoying my gloating :D:D:D

RogiFan
01-07-2003, 01:36 AM
:) Hey Hackie!

I thought of you when I saw that Juanqui and Jarkko had won today!!

Moya, yay!

OK, what about ROGI?? ;) and Marat?

Youzhny won over Voinea who retired... does Juanqui play Misha next???

TennisHack
01-07-2003, 01:39 AM
:) Yes, I had all wins yesterday (well, Dani lost doubles but that's okay). I'm sad that James lost today :sad::sad: but Moya is a tough opening match.

I don't think Roger and Marat have played yet.

Leo7
01-07-2003, 01:55 AM
nope, but they both play today. good luck to roger and marat! and congrats moya! :)

TennisHack
01-07-2003, 02:17 AM
What thread would be complete without PICTURES?!?!?! :)

http://us.news1.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/rids/20030106/i/1041853492.3892551765.jpg
Spain's Juan Carlos Ferrero plays a forehand during a first round match against Australia's Jaymon Crabb at the Sydney International tennis tournament in Sydney January 6, 2003. Ferrero won the match 5-7 7-5 6-3.


http://us.news1.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/rids/20030106/i/1041853505.3489890394.jpg
Juan Carlos Ferrero of Spain reacts after losing a point to Jaymon Crabb of Australia during their first round match at the Sydney International, January 6, 2003. Ferrero won the match 5-7 7-5 6-3.


http://us.news1.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/rids/20030106/i/1041853421.3355590739.jpg
Spain's Juan Carlos Ferrero reacts after winning his first round match against Australia's Jaymon Crabb at the Sydney International, January 6, 2003. Ferrero won the match 5-7 7-5 6-3.

Vera
01-07-2003, 02:17 AM
So, it's Misha and Juanqui next match. Gosh, wish i can watch it.

Come to post some pics, not great but still :D :

http://us.news1.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/rids/20030106/i/1041891520.2953240618.jpg

http://us.news1.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/rids/20030106/i/1041853421.3355590739.jpg

http://us.news1.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/rids/20030106/i/1041853492.3892551765.jpg

Vera
01-07-2003, 02:18 AM
OMG :eek: :eek: :eek:

Hackie, we did it the same time. LOL

TennisHack
01-07-2003, 02:27 AM
Tennis-Ferrero drops set

Spain's world number four Juan Carlos Ferrero dropped a set before beating Australia's world ranked 217 Jaymon Crabb in the Sydney International on Monday.

Ferrero, the second seed, won their first round match 5-7 7-5 6-3 in an uneven start to his preparations for the Australian Open which begins in Melbourne next week.

"This was my first match of the year and I needed some rhythm," Ferrero, 22, told reporters. "But I think I played a really good solid match without a lot of mistakes."

South Africa's Wayne Ferreira beat former Australian Open runner-up, Sweden's Thomas Enqvist, 6-2 6-4 and Finland's Jarkko Nieminen defeated Australia's Peter Luczak 6-0 3-6 7-5 in other men's singles first round matches.

In the women's event, Elina Bovina won the battle of the Russians against world number 11 Anastasia Myskina 6-3 7-5 to oust the tournament's fifth seed.

"I was very happy with my win today, especially beating a Russian girl because we are very competitive with each other," the 19-year-old Bovina told reporters.

"One thing that all the Russian girls want to achieve is to be No.1 player in Russia, especially with the amount of girls we have right now," added the world number 26, Russia's fourth-highest ranked women's singles player.

Russia have eight players in the women's top 50 and won the men's Davis Cup final for the first time last month against France.

Myskina, world number 11, said: "When it was the Soviet Union, just two players from the country could travel. But now anyone who has the money can travel.

"We have more freedom right now. We can do whatever we want to do. We can practise in the United States if you want ... we can practise anywhere."

Eighth seed Magdalena Maleeva of Bulgaria beat Italy's Silvia Farina Elia 3-6 7-5 6-0 and Olga Barabanschikova of Belarus beat Spain's former Wimbledon champion Conchita Martinez 2-6 6-2 6-4.


Eurosport

Leo7
01-07-2003, 02:29 AM
lol @ Vera and Hackie. thanks to both of you for the pics. :)

jcluvva
01-07-2003, 06:23 PM
Juanqui plays Youzhny next. He sure does have a tough draw here.

VAMOS JUANQUI!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :bounce: :bounce:

TennisHack
01-08-2003, 02:43 AM
Juan Carlos smashed Youzhny 6-3, 6-2 :bounce::bounce:

Here's a pic from the match:

http://us.news1.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/rids/20030108/i/1041991503.3489906771.jpg
Spain's Juan Carlos Ferrero plays a shot to Russia's Mikhail Youzhny during their second round match at the Sydney International tennis tournament January 8, 2003. Ferrero won 6-3 6-2. REUTERS/Tim Wimborne


And it's a great picture, so I decided to make it an avatar. Use if you'd like :)

Leo7
01-08-2003, 02:46 AM
next up for Juanqui it's the winner of Mirnyi/Srichaphan in the Quarterfinals (COME ON MAD MAX!!)

Vera
01-08-2003, 02:52 AM
Originally posted by TennisHack

And it's a great picture, so I decided to make it an avatar. Use if you'd like :)

Nice avatar :D!

TennisHack
01-08-2003, 02:59 AM
Safin, Clijsters through to quarterfinals

January 7, 2003

SYDNEY, Australia (AP) -- Top-seeded Marat Safin dropped a set before overcoming Finland's Jarkko Nieminen 3-6, 6-1, 6-2 Wednesday and advancing to the quarterfinals of the Adidas International.

The world No. 3, a finalist at the Australian Open last year, expended too much energy in the heat during the first set, mixing a baseline game with some rushes to the net.

The Russian reverted to his strong serve and ground strokes to overpower Nieminen and win the second-round encounter, clinching the second set in 25 minutes and closing with a service winner on match point.

Juan Carlos Ferrero, seeded second, had a 6-3, 6-2 win over Mikhail Youzhny, another Russian Davis Cup hero, and will meet either Max Mirnyi or Paradorn Srichaphan in the quarterfinals.

Ferrero, ranked No. 4 last year, served five aces and produced 18 winners, while Youzhny had 43 unforced errors and only 11 winners.

In the women's draw, second-seeded Kim Clijsters needed just 56 minutes to dispose of Patty Schnyder 6-1, 6-3.

Clijsters converted half of her 10 breakpoint opportunities and fired 21 winners, almost three-times more than her Swiss rival.

The 19-year-old Belgian will meet Chanda Rubin in the quarterfinals.

Rubin beat fellow American Alexandra Stevenson 6-1, 6-3.

Clijsters beat Rubin and Venus Williams before upsetting Serena Williams to win the season-ending WTA Championships last November.

In the other women's match, Olga Barabanchschikova of Belarus defeated Elena Bovina 7-6 (1), 6-2 and moved into a quarterfinal with another Russian, Tatiana Panov, who ousted top-seeded Jennifer Capriati in the second round.

In later matches, third-seeded Justine Henin was up against Janette Husarova of Slovakia and former No. 1 Lindsay Davenport was to play Lisa Raymond in a meeting of Americans.

Leo7
01-08-2003, 03:02 AM
"Ferrero, ranked No. 4 last year, served five aces and produced 18 winners, while Youzhny had 43 unforced errors and only 11 winners."

:bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

btw, it's Paradorn in the next match. he just beat Mirnyi 3-6, 6-4, 6-4 :( :sad: hopefullyParadorn will be tired out from playing so much tennis the past two weeks. he's had two 3-setters in his first two rounds this week.

RogiFan
01-08-2003, 03:11 AM
Originally posted by Leo7
"Ferrero, ranked No. 4 last year, served five aces and produced 18 winners, while Youzhny had 43 unforced errors and only 11 winners."

:bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

btw, it's Paradorn in the next match. he just beat Mirnyi 3-6, 6-4, 6-4 :( :sad: hopefullyParadorn will be tired out from playing so much tennis the past two weeks. he's had two 3-setters in his first two rounds this week.

Poor Max!! OK Juanqui, watch out for Paradorn -- it will be a big test for you to beat him!! Wow, this is getting exciting [even though my fave Rogi bear is out :( ] -- VAMOS, JUANQUI!!

Thanks for the scores and results, Leo!!

As for Schuettler and Gaudio -- I don't care for either of them that much so it doesn't matter who won -- Schuettler OK.

Leo7
01-08-2003, 10:40 AM
Ferrero and Robredo lost in doubles 7-6(5), 6-2 :(

ferrerogrrl
01-08-2003, 10:45 AM
Hope Juanqui beats Paradorn and then meets Moya, whom, of course, he beats on the way to the final :D

Vamos Juanqui! :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

hlaure
01-08-2003, 03:36 PM
last time juanqui played srichaphan i was there.... and so disappointed.... but....tomorrow there's a revenge lol
good luck !

jcluvva
01-08-2003, 06:15 PM
VAMOS JUANQUI YOU CAN BEAT PARADORN!!!!!!!!! :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

Leo7
01-09-2003, 12:19 AM
great avatar, miss mosquito. ;)

Chloe le Bopper
01-09-2003, 03:32 AM
(for the 3rd time) Ferrero wins 3 and 1 :eek:

Vera
01-09-2003, 05:32 AM
Safin Pulls Out as Ferrero and Belgians Advance
By Julian Linden

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Marat Safin pulled out of the Sydney International Thursday with an injured shoulder to leave Juan Carlos Ferrero as the last remaining men's seed in the final warm-up before the Australian Open (news - web sites).

The giant Russian withdrew from his quarter-final with Korean qualifier Lee Hyung-taik in the hope of recovering in time for the first grand slam of the year.

"I need to stop for a few days...but I hope I will be okay," Safin said.

"(The doctor) said it's quite serious and it was better to stop right now."

Safin's withdrawal provided Lee with a free-ride into Friday's semi-finals where he will meet either Franco Squillari or Wayne Ferreira, who play in Thursday's last quarter-final.

Ferrero is the only seeded player left in the men's draw after he blasted aside Thailand's Paradorn Srichaphan 6-3, 6-1 in brilliant fashion.

The Spaniard will play Rainer Schuettler for a place in Saturday's final after the German beat Mardy Fish 7-6, 6-4.

While the men's draw has been decimated by big-name casualties, the women's tournament has thrown up an intriguing semi-final showdown between Kim Clijsters and Justine Henin-Hardenne.

Clijsters crushed Chanda Rubin 6-1, 6-2 while newlywed Henin-Hardenne had a tougher workout from South African Amanda Coetzer (news) before triumphing 6-4, 6-4 to set up an all-Belgian semi-final.

"Kim and me, we are both fighters and we want to prove that Belgium is a small country but you can make great things in a small country," Henin-Hardenne said.

Russian giantkiller Tatiana Panova, who knocked out top seed Jennifer Capriati in the first round, booked her place in the semi-finals with a comfortable 6-3, 6-2 win over Olga Barabanschikova.

She will play either Lindsay Davenport (news) or Daniela Hantuchova in the semi-finals.
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Ferrero is the only seeded player left in the men's draw after he blasted aside Thailand's Paradorn Srichaphan 6-3, 6-1 in brilliant fashion.

:D :D :D :D :D :D

http://us.news1.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/rids/20030109/i/1042091127.2819596397.jpg Juan Carlos Ferrero of Spain autographs shirts after winning his quarter-final match against Thailand's Paradorn Srichaphan at the Sydney International tennis tournament January 9, 2003. Ferrero won the match 6-3 6-1. REUTERS/David Gray

http://us.news1.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/rids/20030109/i/1042091050.2886697065.jpg Juan Carlos Ferrero from Spain celebrates after winning his quarter-final match against Paradorn Srichaphan from Thailand at the Sydney International tennis tournament at Homebush Bay January 9, 2003. Ferrero won the match 6-3 6-1. REUTERS/David Gray
(HE IS PUMPED)

http://us.news1.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/rids/20030109/i/1042090283.2886647918.jpg Juan Carlos Ferrero of Spain hits a forehand during his quarter-final match against Paradorn Srichaphan of Thailand at the Sydney International tennis tournament January 9, 2003. Ferrero won the match 6-3 6-1. REUTERS/David Gray

Vera
01-09-2003, 05:36 AM
After shrugging off the rust in the first match, Juan Carlos played himself into form. I'm not worry about him tiring himself in this tourney. I mean, both matches are pretty short. But the impressive win will give him lots of confidence. I hope he carries on this form for the next 2 matches and into the Open.

Vamos Juanqui.

Oh, btw, good luck to Safin and Rogi, please both of them need to be fit in time for the Open *worry*!

ferrerogrrl
01-09-2003, 09:56 AM
:bounce: :D :bounce: :D Thankyouthankyouthankyou so much for that article (and pics), Vera!! I've been scouring the web everywhere looking for some kind of article, somekind of mention of JCF's win over Paradorn and I couldn't find a thing! I mean, isn't a win over Paradorn a big deal? He's one of the hottest players on tour right now.

Leo7
01-09-2003, 11:00 AM
thanks for the pics :) Vamosss! :bounce:

Dissident
01-09-2003, 01:34 PM
:eek:
What a WONDERFUL win!
This looks promising. :D

Good luck to Juanqui against Schuettler

TennisHack
01-09-2003, 06:02 PM
Ferrero Eyes Title After Safin Pulls Out
Thu Jan 9, 6:35 AM ET
By Julian Linden

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Marat Safin pulled out of the Sydney International with an injured shoulder Thursday to leave Juan Carlos Ferrero as the last remaining men's seed in the final warm-up tournament before the Australian Open (news - web sites).

The giant Russian withdrew from his quarter-final with Korean qualifier Lee Hyung-taik in the hope of recovering in time for the first grand slam of the year.

"I need to stop for a few days...but I hope I will be okay," Safin said.

"(The doctor) said it's quite serious and it was better to stop right now."

World number three Safin's withdrawal provided Lee with a free-ride into Friday's semi-finals where he will meet either Franco Squillari or Wayne Ferreira, who play in Thursday's last quarter-final.

Ferrero is the only seeded player left in the men's draw after he blasted aside Thailand's Paradorn Srichaphan 6-3, 6-1 in brilliant fashion.

The Spaniard, runner-up at last year's French Open (news - web sites) and season-ending Masters Cup, will play Rainer Schuettler for a place in Saturday's final after the German beat Mardy Fish 7-6, 6-4.

Currently ranked fourth in the world, Ferrero says he now has his eyes set on overtaking Lleyton Hewitt for the number one spot.

"I know if I play well here I can get close to number one," Ferrero said.

"Marat retired today and I won so maybe I'm closer to number three. I'm going step by step."

While the men's draw has been decimated by big-name casualties, the women's tournament has thrown up an intriguing semi-final showdown between Kim Clijsters and Justine Henin-Hardenne.

Clijsters crushed Chanda Rubin 6-1, 6-2 while newlywed Henin-Hardenne had a tougher workout from South African Amanda Coetzer (news) before triumphing 6-4, 6-4 to set up an all-Belgian semi-final.

"Kim and me, we are both fighters and we want to prove that Belgium is a small country but you can make great things in a small country," Henin-Hardenne said.

Russian giant killer Tatiana Panova, who knocked out top seed Jennifer Capriati in the first round, booked her place in the semi-finals with a comfortable 6-3, 6-2 win over Olga Barabanschikova.

She will play Lindsay Davenport (news) in the semi-finals after the former world number one beat fourth seed Daniela Hantuchova 6-4, 3-6, 7-6.

Sporting a big diamond ring following her engagement to her coach Rick Leach's younger brother Jon, a leaner and fitter Davenport clawed her way back from 4-2 down in the final set to win the deciding tiebreaker.

"It feels great to be able to come back and win a close one," she said.

"I've played a lot of close ones and you win some and you lose some so I've come to the conclusion that it comes down to luck."

TennisHack
01-09-2003, 06:17 PM
Ferrero Cruises Into Semifinals
Spaniard concedes just four games to Srichaphan

Second seed Juan Carlos Ferrero snapped Paradorn Srichaphan's seven-match winning streak with a solid 6-3, 6-1 victory at the adidas International in Sydney Thursday. Ferrero was much fresher than the Thai, who had battled through two three-set matches this week after arriving late in Sydney from winning the Chennai title. Ferrero has dropped just nine games in his past two matches, having beaten Russian Davis Cup star Mikhail Youzhny 6-3, 6-2 in the previous round.

Inflammation of his right rotator cuff forced top seed Marat Safin to withdraw from his quarterfinal with Korean qualifier Hyung-Taik Lee. The injury causes Safin pain when he serves. The Russian said he had been advised not to serve for the next three days in order to boost his chances of playing in next week's Australian Open.

German Rainer Schuettler improved his 2003 match record to 5-1 after defeating American qualifier Mardy Fish 7-6(5), 6-4. Schuettler had a double break at 4-1 in the second set but slumped to 4-3 and then had to save three break points to stop Fish from leveling the set at 4-4.

High winds made playing conditions difficult for the second consecutive day.


WHAT THE PLAYERS SAID

Schuettler: "I was just trying to keep the ball above the net and keep fighting for every point. I didn't try to play pretty tennis in the wind.

"I've had a good start to the year the past four or five seasons and I'm pleased that is the case again this year. I'm looking forward to the semifinals tomorrow. I've won two or three rounds every year at the Australian Open and this year I'll try to go further."

Fish: "I’m disappointed because it was a winnable match for me. But it’s no disgrace to lose a tight one to Rainer, who is a Top 30 player. But I was pleased to play five matches this week. Going into the Australian Open I didn’t expect that I would have played five matches and had a win over a Top 5 player [Carlos Moya]. That was one of the best wins of my life.

“I’m playing the best tennis of my life and it’s always good to be playing your best going into one of the biggest tournaments of the year.

“I was down two breaks and he was serving at 4-1 but I never gave up. I got up 0-40 but then he came back to deuce, which is a deflator. But I won the next two points and then held, and then was up 15-40 on his next serve.

“I don’t really have a goal going into the Australian Open. It all depends on what type of draw you get. There are some guys out there who you can play your best tennis against but still lose. I’m just going to rest the next couple of days, hit a little bit and get ready physically and mentally for what hopefully will be a great tournament for me."

Safin: “I’ve felt it [shoulder soreness] since the first day I came, but more so now. Yesterday in the doubles I felt like I couldn’t serve at all. I had a lot of pain. I decided to stop because without the serve it doesn’t make any sense. It’s better to stop and try to recover. If you play, you play 100 per cent, not to suffer on the court.

On how long it will take to recover: “I don’t know. I have to speak to the doctor. Hopefully I’ll be ready for the Australian Open. I’ll ask for a late start and try to recover. I can playing forehand, backhand, anything except serve.”

Leo7
01-10-2003, 02:39 AM
Ferrero in the finals! :bounce: win the tourney, Chavalito! :bounce:

Lee
01-10-2003, 02:41 AM
I believe he will be in cruise control now.

Dissident
01-10-2003, 02:45 AM
A quick hello and a bye.
Was just waiting to see Juanqui´s result.

Good night all :wavey:

Dissident
01-10-2003, 02:45 AM
Oh, and congrats Juanqui on a wonderful run.

:D

Vera
01-10-2003, 02:52 AM
Ferrero into Sydney final
14 minutes ago


SYDNEY, Australia - World No. 4 Juan Carlos Ferrero overcame Rainer Schuettler 3-6, 6-3, 6-2 Friday to advance to the final at the Sydney International.



Ferrero, seeded second, rallied from a set and break down in the second to win in 1 hour, 40 minutes. Runner-up at the Tennis Masters Cup in Shanghai last November, Ferrero is hot favorite in Saturday's championship match against the winner of the against the winner of the other semifinal between Lee Hyung-taik of South Korea (news - web sites) and South Africa's Wayne Ferreira.

TennisHack
01-10-2003, 03:41 AM
Pictures! :)

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Spain's Juan Carlos Ferrero plays a shot to Rainer Schuettler of Germany during their semi-final match at the Sydney International tennis tournament, January 10, 2003. Ferrero won the match 3-6 6-3 6-2. REUTERS/Tim Wimborne



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Juan Carlos Ferrero of Spain plays a shot against Rainer Schuettler of Germany during their semi-final match at the Sydney International tennis tournament in Sydney, Australia, Friday, Jan. 10, 2003. Ferrero won the match, 3-6, 6-3, 6-2 . (AP Photo/Dan Peled)



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Juan Carlos Ferrero of Spain reacts after scoring a point against Rainer Schuettler of Germany during their semi-final match at the Sydney International tennis tournament in Sydney, Australia, Friday, Jan. 10, 2003. Ferrero won the match, 3-6, 6-3, 6-2. (AP Photo/Dan Peled)



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Juan Carlos Ferrero of Spain waves his racket to the crowed after defeating Rainer Schuettler of Germany during their semi-final match at the Sydney International tennis tournament in Sydney, Australia, Friday, Jan. 10, 2003. Ferrero won the match, 3-6, 6-3, 6-2. (AP Photo/Dan Peled)

Lee
01-10-2003, 03:48 AM
Nice pic, TH! I think I start getting use to his blonde hair.

Goodnight! :wavey:

TennisHack
01-10-2003, 06:38 AM
Ferrero, Davenport Through to Sydney Finals
36 minutes ago
By Julian Linden

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Juan Carlos Ferrero recovered from losing the first to beat Rainer Schuettler and reach the men's final at the Sydney International Friday while Lindsay Davenport (news) booked her place in the women's final by beating Tatiana Panova after a long rain delay,

Ferrero blew a 3-1 lead to drop the first set against Schuettler before fighting back to win 3-6, 6-3, 6-2 and advance to his 15th career final.

Davenport, who won the Sydney tournament in 1999, beat Panova 6-3, 7-5 after their match was interrupted for more than an hour by a passing thunderstorm, giving the former world number one the chance of winning her first title since 2001.

Davenport raced through the first set and was level at 4-4 in the second when the skies opened up. Panova held her first service game after the re-start to lead 5-4 but the American won the next three on the trot to seal victory.

She will play the winner of the all-Belgian clash between Kim Clijsters and Justine Henin-Hardenne in Saturday's final while Ferrero faces either Wayne Ferreira or Korean qualifier Lee Hyung-taik in the men's championship decider.

Ferrero is the last remaining seed in the men's draw and showed why he was the favorite to win with a polished display.

Spanish world number four even abandoned his traditional baseline game to approach the net and show off his volleying skills, which he said he's practicing to boost his chances of winning the Australian Open (news - web sites).

"I'm trying to be more aggressive on hard courts, going to the net more to close out the points," Ferrero said.

"I'm trying, I'm working on it, and I think today I did it well." :D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D

Davenport hasn't won a title since 2001 after injuries forced her to miss most of last season and said she was thrilled just to make the final at Sydney.

"I've definitely come a long way and it's exciting to see the progress I've made," she said.

Vera
01-10-2003, 07:48 AM
Juanqui's on a mission now, watch out! :D

Hey, maybe JMac will start to like him a bit more:p :eek: :rolleyes: ;)

Vera
01-10-2003, 07:49 AM
Gosh, I wish I got to watch this match :mad:

John.Charles
01-10-2003, 08:22 AM
this time last year he was pretty much injured....

this is the year of JUANKI!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

4REALZ

peace everyone


http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20030110/capt.1042171477.australia_sydney_international_hom 101.jpg

btw...does his grip look a bit eastern to you???????

John.Charles
01-10-2003, 08:29 AM
hey you guys the avatar editor isn't letting me customize it....

i made my own and it is very small lesser than 100x100
the size is way less than 1000kb
what's goin' on?
:confused: :confused: :confused:

Leo7
01-10-2003, 10:53 AM
Originally posted by TennisHack
Spanish world number four even abandoned his traditional baseline game to approach the net and show off his volleying skills, which he said he's practicing to boost his chances of winning the Australian Open (news - web sites).

"I'm trying to be more aggressive on hard courts, going to the net more to close out the points," Ferrero said.

"I'm trying, I'm working on it, and I think today I did it well." :D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D

what great news! :bounce: :bounce:

btw, Lee will be Juanqui's opponent in the final. Vamos!

Vera
01-10-2003, 05:25 PM
From that spanish site. They talked about him losing the first set bcos of indecision going to the net, but then, he improved in the last 2 sets to take the win...

Ferrero, a la final del torneo de Sydney
No ha podido comenzar mejor el año. Juan Carlos Ferrero ya se ha plantado en la final de Sydney, el "aperitivo" del Open de Australia, al vencer 3-6, 6-3 y 6-2, en una hora y 46 minutos, al alemán Rainer Schuettler.

Ferrero se enfrentará mañana, en la final, con el coreano Hyuong Taik Lee. Fue la cuarta confrontación entre el español y el alemán desde el torneo de Hong Kong de 2001, donde Schuettler derrotó (6-3 y 7-6) a Ferrero en cuartos de final. El alemán volvió a imponerse (7-6 y 6-4) ese mismo año en San Petersburgo.
Juan Carlos Ferrero se impuso, por su parte, en Roma, dentro de los Masters Series, por 6-2 y 4-3, cuando su rival debió abandonar el partido por lesión.

En el mejor partido del Internacional de Sydney hasta el momento, Juan Carlos Ferrero debió apelar a todos sus recursos para vencer a un durísimo rival, que por momentos dio la sensación de quedarse con el triunfo.

El valenciano comenzó el primer set de forma arrolladora, quebrando el servicio del alemán en el tercer juego y tomando una ventaja de 3-1.
Sin embargo, Schuettler no bajó los brazos y comenzó a explotar los errores de Ferrero, que en varias oportunidades dudó entre atacar la red o quedarse en el fondo y el germano pasó numerosas veces con el español desubicado y a medio camino.

Mientras el alemán comenzó a crecer y a presionar el juego de Ferrero, el español no encontró cómo contrarrestar la solidez del germano, que le rompió el servicio en el sexto y octavo juegos para adjudicarse el set cómodamente.

Pero en la segunda manga, un Ferrero más determinado y confiado en sus fuerzas comenzó a prevalecer y a tomar el control del partido con un servicio más seguro y golpes precisos que hicieron mella en el alemán.

Y a pesar de que Schuettler le rompió el servicio en el tercer juego, el español lo quebró en el siguiente y en el octavo para igualar la contienda.

En la manga definitiva, apareció un Ferrero ganador, sólido en su saque, en los golpes de derecha y revés y en las llegadas a la red, desnivelando el encuentro definitivamente a su favor, después de quebrar el servicio de Schuettler en el primer y séptimo juegos.

Ferrero logró, con ello, un triunfo alentador, conseguido en una pista donde las condiciones climáticas fueron desfavorables para los tenistas, con un intenso calor y un fuerte viento, y ante un rival que en ningún momento se rindió ante la superioridad del español.

Vera
01-10-2003, 05:26 PM
Relief!

http://www.terra.es/addon/img/deportes/tenis/d75502ferrer146x111g.jpg

Vera
01-10-2003, 05:29 PM
Lee haven't lose a set :eek:. But Lee only played 3 matches in the tourney (not including qualifying). Pretty impressive in any case.

VAMOS JUANQUI. You got to win this one!

Vera
01-10-2003, 05:33 PM
Also, Bob Larson's preview:

FERRERO TO MEET QUALIFIER LEE IN FINAL
Second seed Juan Carlos Ferrero has carried over his improved hard court form of 2002 by winning through to the adidas International final, where he will play Korean qualifier Hyung-Taik Lee. Ferrero, one of the game's best clay-court players of the past three years, reached the hard court final of Tennis Masters Cup Shanghai in his final appearance of last season and
Sydney is his first tournament of 2003.

On Friday Ferrero rallied from a set down to beat German Rainer Schuettler 3-6, 6-3, 6-2.

Lee is the second qualifier in as many years (Juan Ignacio Chela) to win through to the Sydney final. Lee produced his best form Friday to beat Wayne Ferreira 6-3, 6-3 and advance to his second career final (Houston 2001).

WHAT THE PLAYERS SAID

Ferrero: "I thought he played unbelievable in the first set. I just told myself that I had to keep playing at the same level.

"It's important [to keep working on my volleys] because you have to finish points at the net. It's difficult to finish all points from the baseline. I tried to get to the net today and I think I did that well. It's also important when you play on hard courts. You have the opportunity to go to the net more times.

"I played against Lee in the Olympic Games two years ago here. I won in three tough sets. He had match point in the second set against me."

Schuettler: "I'm disappointed I lost but he's a great player. I'm pretty happy with the way I played during the tournament. I've played well for two weeks. It's been tough in the conditions but I'm in good shape and looking forward to a good Australian Open."

Lee: "I arrived at 10 PM the night before qualifying after a 15-hour flight from Doha. I played at 10 in the morning the next day and after winning that match I learned that I had to play another match that afternoon, which was another three setter. So I wasn't thinking about making the final... This is the biggest achievement of my career.

"To be truthful, I was grateful that I got the walkover from Safin [in the quarterfinals] because it gave me a day's rest and I was able to play at 100 per cent today."

DRAW
For an updated draw from Sydney, go to:
http://www.atptennis.com/posting/2003/338/MDS.pdf

FINAL PREVIEW AND HEAD-TO-HEAD

Juan Carlos Ferrero vs. Hyung-Taik Lee Ferrero Leads 1 - 0
00 Sydney Olympics (Australia) Hard R64 Juan Carlos Ferrero
6-7(5) 7-6(6) 7-5

Juan Carlos Ferrero and Hyung-Taik Lee staged an epic battle when they played here at Homebush during the 2000 Sydney Olympics. Lee held two match points against Ferrero but the Spaniard toughed out a dramatic three-set win.

Hyung-Taik Lee is appearing in his second career final. He lost to Andy Roddick in the Houston final in 2001. The No.1 Korean finished in the Top 100 of the ATP Champions Race for the second consecutive year in 2002 with a 12-15 match record. He went 12-19 in 2001. Last year in Sydney he also won through qualifying and reached the quarterfinals after beating Carlos Moya
and Karol Kucera. Lee reached the fourth round of the US Open in his grand slam debut in 2000 (l. to Sampras) but has won just one of seven matches at grand slam level since. Lee began this week with a stunning 6-2, 6-0 win over Nicolas Lapentti, then broke a five-match career losing streak to Andy Roddick with a straight-sets win in extreme wind. He received a walkover
from Marat Safin in the quarterfinals. He is here this week with coach Hee June Choi.

Juan Carlos Ferrero still calls a clay court home, but the Roland Garros finalist continues to improve his hard court game. The Spaniard claimed a handy 22-12 record on hard courts last season and reached the final of Tennis Masters Cup Shanghai on indoor hard court. Ferrero has won seven career titles from 14 finals, and last year reached a career-high ATP Entry Ranking of No.2. In 2002 he won the Tennis Masters Series title in Monte
Carlo and the Hong Kong title on hard court. Ferrero is here this week with coach Antonio Martinez. Ferrero had a tough three-set first-round win against Australian Jaymon Crabb but then dropped just nine games in his next two victories over Mikhail Youzhny and Paradorn Srichaphan.

TennisHack
01-10-2003, 06:44 PM
Clijsters, Davenport, Ferrero into Sydney finals

January 10, 2003

SYDNEY (Ticker) - Kim Clijsters won the battle of the Belgians, while Lindsay Davenport and Juan Carlos Ferrero also reached the finals Friday at the $932,000 adidas International hardcourt tennis event.

Clijsters, the women's second seed, posted a 6-2, 6-3 victory over No. 3 Justin Henin-Hardenne in the last semifinal Friday. She has won four of her last five encounters with Henin-Hardenne dating to their quarterfinal meeting here last year, and leads the all-time matchup, 6-4.

"The score definitely sounded a lot easier than it was," said Clijsters, who beat her countrywoman in the quarterfinals of the season-ending WTA Championships two months ago.

The 19-year-old has won 18 of her last 19 matches dating to a semifinal loss to Anastasia Myskina in Leipzig. Since that defeat, she won Filderstadt, Luxembourg and the year-ending event in Los Angeles. Her only loss over that stretch was to Davenport in the quarterfinals of Zurich.

Clijsters will have to beat Davenport on Saturday if she wants to win her 11th career title.

Davenport advanced to her sixth Sydney final in her last eight appearances with a 6-4, 7-5 triumph over Russia's Tatiana Panova. She won the title here in 1999 and is one final short of tying Evonne Goolagong-Cawley's record of seven.

A year to the day on Saturday, Davenport underwent arthroscopic knee surgery. She spent nine weeks on crutches and underwent intensive rehabilitation before returning to action in mid July 2002. The 26-year-old American is 28-9 since her return, reaching five finals without winning a title.

Davenport, who is 6-3 lifetime against Clijsters, will go after her 38th career title on Saturday.

On the men's side, Ferrero overcame Germany's Rainer Schuettler, 3-6, 6-3, 6-2. The second-seeded Spaniard has picked up where he left off at the end of 2002, when he lost to World No. 1 Lleyton Hewitt in the final of season-ending Tennis Masters Cup in Shanghai. He also won the hardcourt event at Hong Kong last September.

Ferrero, better-known for his success on clay, credited improved volleys for his hardcourt prowess.

"It's important because you have to finish points at the net," he said. "It's difficult to finish all points from the baseline. I tried to get to the net today and I think I did that well. It's also important when you play on hard courts. You have the opportunity to go to the net more times."

Ferrero aims to capture his ninth title in 15 finals and will face Korean qualifier Hyung-Taik Lee.

Lee, who knocked off sixth seed Andy Roddick on Wednesday and gained a semifinal berth when No. 1 Marat Safin withdrew, reached his second career ATP final with a 6-3, 6-3 rout of South African Wayne Ferreira.

In 2000, Lee advanced to his first championship match, falling to Roddick in Houston.

"To be truthful, I was grateful that I got the walkover from Safin because it gave me a days rest and I was able to play at 100 percent today," said Lee, who has been busy since losing his opening-round match at the Qatar Open last week.

"I arrived at 10 p.m. the night before qualifying after a 15-hour flight from Doha. I played at 10 in the morning the next day and after winning that match, I learned that I had to play another match that afternoon, which was another three setter. So I wasn't thinking about making the final... This is the biggest achievement of my career."

Lee held two match points against Ferrero in their only career meeting, but lost to the Spaniard here at the 2000 Sydney Olympics.

Chloe le Bopper
01-10-2003, 07:03 PM
Ferrero aims to capture his ninth title in 15 finals and will face Korean qualifier Hyung-Taik Lee.


*sputter* eighth! *sputter*

But it is nice to hear that Juan Carlos is being so ambitious by attemtping to kill two birds with one stone, and take hom two titles from Sydney 2003 ...

RogiFan
01-10-2003, 07:31 PM
Originally posted by Vera
From that spanish site. They talked about him losing the first set bcos of indecision going to the net, but then, he improved in the last 2 sets to take the win...

Ferrero, a la final del torneo de Sydney
No ha podido comenzar mejor el año. Juan Carlos Ferrero ya se ha plantado en la final de Sydney, el "aperitivo" del Open de Australia, al vencer 3-6, 6-3 y 6-2, en una hora y 46 minutos, al alemán Rainer Schuettler.

HE COULDN'T HAVE STARTED THE YEAR BETTER... GETTING TO THE FINAL OF SYDNEY, THE "APERITIF" OF THE AO

Ferrero se enfrentará mañana, en la final, con el coreano Hyuong Taik Lee. Fue la cuarta confrontación entre el español y el alemán desde el torneo de Hong Kong de 2001, donde Schuettler derrotó (6-3 y 7-6) a Ferrero en cuartos de final. El alemán volvió a imponerse (7-6 y 6-4) ese mismo año en San Petersburgo.
Juan Carlos Ferrero se impuso, por su parte, en Roma, dentro de los Masters Series, por 6-2 y 4-3, cuando su rival debió abandonar el partido por lesión.

4TH MTG W GERMAN SINCE HK01; RS BEAT JCF IN S PETERSBURG THAT YR...

En el mejor partido del Internacional de Sydney hasta el momento, Juan Carlos Ferrero debió apelar a todos sus recursos para vencer a un durísimo rival, que por momentos dio la sensación de quedarse con el triunfo.

IN BEST MATCH OF THE TOURNEY SO FAR JCF HAD TO CALL ON ALL HIS RESOURCES TO BEAT A DIFFICULT RIVAL WHO AT TIMES SEEMED TO BE WINNING

El valenciano comenzó el primer set de forma arrolladora, quebrando el servicio del alemán en el tercer juego y tomando una ventaja de 3-1.
Sin embargo, Schuettler no bajó los brazos y comenzó a explotar los errores de Ferrero, que en varias oportunidades dudó entre atacar la red o quedarse en el fondo y el germano pasó numerosas veces con el español desubicado y a medio camino.

THE VALENCIANO STARTED THE 1ST SET BY STEAMROLLING, BREAKING SERVE IN 3RD GAME W AD 3-1... BUT RS STARTED TO EXPLOIT JCF'S ERRORS WHERE HE COULDN'T DECIDE WHETHER TO ATTACK THE NET OR STAY AT THE BASELINE

Mientras el alemán comenzó a crecer y a presionar el juego de Ferrero, el español no encontró cómo contrarrestar la solidez del germano, que le rompió el servicio en el sexto y octavo juegos para adjudicarse el set cómodamente.

RS BEGAN TO PRESSURE JCF AND BROKE SERVICE IN 6TH AND 8TH GAMES TO TAKE THE SET EASILY

Pero en la segunda manga, un Ferrero más determinado y confiado en sus fuerzas comenzó a prevalecer y a tomar el control del partido con un servicio más seguro y golpes precisos que hicieron mella en el alemán.

BUT IN THE 2ND A MORE DETERMINED JCF DOMINATED AND TOOK CONTROL W A MORE SURE SERVE AND PRECISE SHOTS

Y a pesar de que Schuettler le rompió el servicio en el tercer juego, el español lo quebró en el siguiente y en el octavo para igualar la contienda.

EVEN THOUGH RS BROKE JCF'S SERVE IN THE 3RD JCF BROKE BACK AND IN THE 8TH LEVELLED

En la manga definitiva, apareció un Ferrero ganador, sólido en su saque, en los golpes de derecha y revés y en las llegadas a la red, desnivelando el encuentro definitivamente a su favor, después de quebrar el servicio de Schuettler en el primer y séptimo juegos.

IN THE DECIDING SET JCF APPEARED A WINNER SOLID IN HIS SERVE, FH AND BH AND IN HIS NET APPROACHES, TIPPING THE SET IN HIS FAVOUR AFTER BREAKING RS' SERVICE IN THE 1ST AND 7TH GAMES

Ferrero logró, con ello, un triunfo alentador, conseguido en una pista donde las condiciones climáticas fueron desfavorables para los tenistas, con un intenso calor y un fuerte viento, y ante un rival que en ningún momento se rindió ante la superioridad del español.

JCF ACHIEVED A [CAN'T REMEMBER THIS WORD...] TRIUMPH IN A COURT WHERE CLIMATIC CONDITIONS WERE UNFAVOURABLE W INTENSE HEAT AND A STRONG WIND AND VS. A RIVAL WHO DIDN'T GIVE UP

there it is, my quick translation! ;) hi all! VAMOS DON JUANQUI! it's his now! :cool:

Leo7
01-10-2003, 08:59 PM
okay, now me and jcsting have the same avatar. i better change mine soon.

ferrerogrrl
01-10-2003, 09:20 PM
:D :D :bounce: :bounce: eee! I'm so excited!:drool: :bounce: Juanqui is coming to the net more and volleying! I can't wait to see some tv coverage of his matches. Good luck against Squillari in 1R!! He did beat Federer. . :(

TennisHack
01-11-2003, 04:55 AM
After the most nerve-wracking final . . . .

Juanqui lost. So I guess we'll have a crying fest somewhere.

Sorry better news couldn't greet you guys. :sad:

ferrerogrrl
01-11-2003, 05:04 AM
AAAAAHHHH!!!

Dissident
01-11-2003, 05:06 AM
Well, he reached the finals. Never expected that already. I guess its a good acchievment going into the Aussie.

Im still expecting a good run from him there. :)

Leo7
01-11-2003, 05:20 AM
*forcing myself to write something positive* great week, Juanqui :)

Leo7
01-11-2003, 04:09 PM
Korean qualifier Hyung-Taik Lee saved a match point to upset second seed Juan Carlos Ferrero 4-6, 7-6(6), 7-6(4) to win his first ATP title at the adidas International in Sydney. Lee, who turned 27 on January 3 during a 15-hour flight from Doha, needed eight set points in the second set to take the match to a deciding set. After finding himself down a break - and down a match point in his final service game - Lee fought back to take the match to a tie-break, and closed out the first of two match points he held.

In 2000 at the Sydney Olympics, when the players met for the only other time, it was Ferrero who saved two match points before winning the match. Ferrero, who was looking for his eighth career title, would have moved to No.3 in the ATP Entry Ranking ahead of Marat Safin had he won today. Lee, who ended 2002 at No.88, is expected to move into the high 60s when the new ATP Entry Rankings are released.

In all of 2002 just one qualifier, Frenchman Paul-Henri Mathieu (Moscow), went on to win the title after qualifying.

Lee was playing his first ATP final since losing to Andy Roddick in the 2001 Houston final. He is the first Korean to win an ATP singles title and the sixth Asian player to win an ATP title.

South Korean President Kim Dae-Jung telephoned immediately after the match to extended his congratulations. Lee was showering at the time and his coach Choi Hee-June took the call.

WHAT THE PLAYERS SAID

Lee: "It gives me a lot of pride to win in Sydney. I've learned a lot of things from some good players this week. Some of my weaknesses were exposed and I know what I need to work on. I want to improve my ranking, play bigger tournaments and then set higher goals.

On the eight set points he had in the second set: "I wasn't counting but I knew it was a lot.

"Something special is happening with Asian tennis. Paradorn has been doing so well and his success has had an impact on me. We're the only two players from Asia playing full time on the tour. It would be nice to get a group of players on the tour, like you have with the Spaniards and Russians."

Ferrero: "I finished last season disappointingly [by losing the Tennis Masters Cup final] and now I start very disappointingly. I had a lot of chances to win both those finals. Sometimes tennis can be tough and right now it is. I gave it my all today and I think we played a great match. He won the match - I didn't lose it. All I needed was one more point. Two years ago he had match point and I won; today it was the other way around.

"But I still feel good going into the Australian Open. I don't feel tired and I won't dwell on this loss."

Chloe le Bopper
01-11-2003, 05:58 PM
Isn't Ferrero just the sweetest? Always giving these qualifiers the biggest wins of their lives?

How can anyone possibley not like someone so giving? *smirk*

Lindsayfan
01-11-2003, 09:43 PM
Juanqui :sad: