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Juan in the Land of the Rising Sun

*Ljubica*
10-01-2005, 10:34 AM
This week Juan will be playing in the Japan Open in Tokyo. Good Luck to him there :)

Sommarsverige
10-01-2005, 09:08 PM
Vamos Juan ;)

Papakori
10-02-2005, 08:14 AM
Here is the Draw:

(1) PUERTA, Mariano ARG v Bye
(Q)IWAMI, Tasuku JPN v (Q)TAINO, Eric USA
BAGHDATIS, Marcos CYP v TIPSAREVIC, Janko SCG
Bye v (14) MINAR, Ivo CZE

(12)SAULNIER, Cyril FRA v Bye
(Q) SLUITER, Raemon NED v BURGSMULLER, Lars GER
(Q) GAMBILL, Jan-Michael USA v WESSELS, Peter NED
Bye v (5)ANCIC, Mario CRO

(3) GINEPRI, Robby USA v Bye
(WC) MOTOMURA, Gouichi JPN v POPP, Alexander GER
WASKE, Alexander GER v GIMELSTOB, Justin USA
Bye v (13) MULLER, Gilles LUX

(10)CARLSEN, Kenneth DEN v Bye
(WC)ITTOGI, Takahiro JPN v LAPENTTI, Nicolas ECU
KOUBEK, Stefan AUT v PHAU, Bjorn GER
Bye v (8)SPADEA, Vincent USA


(7)NIEMINEN, Jarkko FIN v Bye
(Q)SOEDA, Go JPN v SCHUETTLER, Rainer GER
KOHLSCHREIBER, Philipp GER v (WC)TERACHI, Takahiro JPN
Bye v (9) SRICHAPHAN, Paradorn THA

(16) MONACO, Juan 41 ARG v Bye
ARTHURS, Wayne AUS v (WC) SUZUKI, Takao JPN
TURSUNOV, Dmitry RUS v GARCIA-LOPEZ, Guillermo ESP
Bye v (4)DENT, Taylor USA

(6) YOUZHNY, Mikhail v Bye
MOODIE, Wesley RSA v WANG, Yeu-Tzuoo TPE
UDOMCHOKE, Danai THA v KARANUSIC, Roko CRO
Bye v (11) HORNA, Luis PER

(15)VIK, Robin CZE v Bye
(Q) GREMELMAYR, Denis v KIM, Kevin USA
VANEK, Jiri CZE v DLOUHY, Lukas CZE
Bye v (2)STEPANEK, Radek CZE

*Ljubica*
10-02-2005, 11:17 AM
Thanks for the draw Gambillfan. Juan is also playing doubles here - with Gilles Muller from Luxembourg. Here is the draw:-

1) Wayne ARTHURS, AUS/ Paul HANLEY, AUS vs. (WC) Gouichi MOTOMURA, JPN/ Go SOEDA, JPN
Jordan KERR, AUS/ Travis PARROTT, USA vs. Rainer SCHUETTLER, GER/ Alexander WASKE, GER

(3) Gaston ETLIS, ARG/ Martin RODRIGUEZ, ARG vs. Luis HORNA, PER/ Nicolas LAPENTTI, ECU
Yves ALLEGRO, SUI/ Graydon OLIVER, USA vs. (WC) Satoshi IWABUCHI, JPN/ Takao SUZUKI, JPN

Juan MONACO, ARG/ Gilles MULLER, LUX vs. Jim THOMAS, USA/ Rogier WASSEN, NED
Ivo MINAR, CZE/ Robin VIK, CZE vs. (4) Stephen HUSS, AUS/ Wesley MOODIE, RSA

Jaroslav LEVINSKY, CZE/ Radek STEPANEK, CZE vs. Mahesh BHUPATI, IND/ Justin GIMELSTOB, USA
Taylor DENT, USA/ Jan-Michael GAMBILL, USA vs. (2) Simon ASPELIN, SWE/ Todd PERRY, AUS

reiko
10-02-2005, 01:10 PM
Hi from Tokyo. :wavey:

Thanks for the draws.

Late afternoon today, Juan practiced with Horna. Juan was alone without coach/trainer. All my friends who were there were fascinated by him - to be exact, by "his smile". He will have quite a lot of fans by the end of Japan Open. ;)

If Juan is to play Suzuki (JPN) in the R2, it will be in the center court and everyone will cheer for Suzuki. But don't worry - me and my friends will be cheering for him.

*Ljubica*
10-02-2005, 01:37 PM
Hi from Tokyo. :wavey:

Thanks for the draws.

Late afternoon today, Juan practiced with Horna. Juan was alone without coach/trainer. All my friends who were there were fascinated by him - to be exact, by "his smile". He will have quite a lot of fans by the end of Japan Open. ;)

If Juan is to play Suzuki (JPN) in the R2, it will be in the center court and everyone will cheer for Suzuki. But don't worry - me and my friends will be cheering for him.


Thanks for the report Reiko.........alone :bigcry: - with no one to look after him! Poor sweet Juanito - shall I come to Tokyo to take care of him? I am sure you will do a good job though!!!! Have fun!!

Nathaliia
10-02-2005, 02:07 PM
Hi from Tokyo. :wavey:

Thanks for the draws.

Late afternoon today, Juan practiced with Horna. Juan was alone without coach/trainer. All my friends who were there were fascinated by him - to be exact, by "his smile". He will have quite a lot of fans by the end of Japan Open. ;)

If Juan is to play Suzuki (JPN) in the R2, it will be in the center court and everyone will cheer for Suzuki. But don't worry - me and my friends will be cheering for him.
Hello Reiko! Thank you for report! Have lots of fun with your friends!

Papakori
10-02-2005, 04:19 PM
Thank you ReikO!

alexito
10-02-2005, 11:21 PM
yes, juan is good guy

Sommarsverige
10-02-2005, 11:23 PM
Poor Juan :sad:

I hope he will win the match anyway, and I am sure you and your friends do your best to support him, Reiko :hug: :yeah:

Vamos Pico :bounce: :bounce:

Btw, any news if he will play Stockholm? Have you heard something, Rosie?

Caralimon
10-03-2005, 01:06 AM
All the withdrawals helped him to get a seed. Use it properly, and good luck, Juan Mónaco.

*Ljubica*
10-03-2005, 12:01 PM
Juan plays doubles tomorrow. Here is the OOP. Dale Juan :)

Court 8
Matches Start At: 10:00 AM
Jiri VANEK (CZE) vs Lukas DLOUHY (CZE)
followed by
Marcos BAGHDATIS (CYP) vs Ivo MINAR (CZE)
followed by
Robin VIK (CZE) vs Kevin KIM (USA)
followed by
Juan MONACO (ARG)/Gilles MULLER (LUX)
vs Jim THOMAS (USA)/Rogier WASSEN (NED)

reiko
10-03-2005, 01:36 PM
:bigcry: - with no one to look after him!

Don't worry, Rosie (and everyone here).

Today Juan practiced with K. Carlsen. And later with G. Soeda (JPN).

Juan is very, very popular now. After the 2nd practice, I saw some 10 girls went to him to ask for autograph/photo. He even seemed to have gotten some small cadeau. He was, of course, being very friendly with full of smile, which enchanted the girls all the more. Also, he has several Japanese friends with whom he made friends during his stay in the States or Barcelona. :angel:

And NEWS! Juan has a new coach. Guess who. Eduardo Infantino! From next week on, they start working together. As for this week, Peres Roldan is helping Juan.

*Ljubica*
10-03-2005, 02:04 PM
:) Don't worry, Rosie (and everyone here).

Today Juan practiced with K. Carlsen. And later with G. Soeda (JPN).

Juan is very, very popular now. After the 2nd practice, I saw some 10 girls went to him to ask for autograph/photo. He even seemed to have gotten some small cadeau. He was, of course, being very friendly with full of smile, which enchanted the girls all the more. Also, he has several Japanese friends with whom he made friends during his stay in the States or Barcelona. :angel:

And NEWS! Juan has a new coach. Guess who. Eduardo Infantino! From next week on, they start working together. As for this week, Peres Roldan is helping Juan.

I have known this for a while - but couldn't say anything :) My favourite coach and one of my favourite players :) This is why I said a while ago it was time for Juan to get a new coach ;) I loved Lobo, but I think it's time Juan had a coach of his own who could concentrate solely on him instead of working with another player as well - I wish them luck together.

Corina2605
10-03-2005, 04:35 PM
Don't worry, Rosie (and everyone here).

Today Juan practiced with K. Carlsen. And later with G. Soeda (JPN).

Juan is very, very popular now. After the 2nd practice, I saw some 10 girls went to him to ask for autograph/photo. He even seemed to have gotten some small cadeau. He was, of course, being very friendly with full of smile, which enchanted the girls all the more. Also, he has several Japanese friends with whom he made friends during his stay in the States or Barcelona. :angel:

And NEWS! Juan has a new coach. Guess who. Eduardo Infantino! From next week on, they start working together. As for this week, Peres Roldan is helping Juan.

Reiko - I am so glad to hear Juan has many fans in Japan :-). Keep having fun!!! VAMOS JUAN!!!

*Ljubica*
10-03-2005, 05:55 PM
Poor Juan :sad:

I hope he will win the match anyway, and I am sure you and your friends do your best to support him, Reiko :hug: :yeah:

Vamos Pico :bounce: :bounce:

Btw, any news if he will play Stockholm? Have you heard something, Rosie?

You will be happy Sommar - 99% Stockholm so I've heard. ;) I better start thinking about going there!!!!

Sommarsverige
10-03-2005, 08:47 PM
This is great news, Rosie :yeah: You really made my eve with this :)

So will you also go to Stockholm? Would be fun ;)

*Ljubica*
10-04-2005, 05:27 AM
This is great news, Rosie :yeah: You really made my eve with this :)

So will you also go to Stockholm? Would be fun ;)

I am hoping too - but it's very short notice for me to plan things. I haven't been to Stockholm for about 3 years - and never been to the tournament there - don't know a thing about it! But then I guess "variety is the spice of life" as we say here in England, and doing new things can be exciting! I will let you know!!

*Ljubica*
10-04-2005, 12:03 PM
Rather surprisingly - according to someone in the tournament thread - Juan and Gilles Muller won their doubles match 5-3 5-2 :) Congrats boys!

*Ljubica*
10-04-2005, 02:09 PM
Here is tomorrow's OOP>

Court 1
Matches Start At:10:00 AM
Kenneth CARLSEN (DEN) vs Nicolas LAPENTTI (ECU)
followed by
Jan-Michael GAMBILL (USA) vs Mario ANCIC (CRO)
followed by
JUAN MONACO (ARG) vs Wayne ARTHURS (AUS)
followed by
Dmitry TURSUNOV (RUS) vs Taylor DENT (USA)
followed by
Wayne ARTHURS (AUS)/Paul HANLEY (AUS)
vs
Gouichi MOTOMURA (JPN)/Go SOEDA (JPN)

Papakori
10-04-2005, 04:17 PM
thanks for the order of play rosie and the updates reiko :)

good doubles match! :yeah:

*Ljubica*
10-05-2005, 11:44 AM
Juan did not play his match today (Wednesday) because it rained all day so they could only complete a few matches on Centre Court, whch is the only covered court there. He is scheduled for tomorrw. Here is the OOP.

Court 8
Matches Start At: 10:00 AM
JUAN MONACO (ARG) vs Wayne ARTHURS (AUS)
followed by
Roko KARANUSIC (CRO) vs Luis HORNA (PER)
followed by
Kenneth CARLSEN (DEN) or Nicolas LAPENTTI (ECU)
vs Bjorn PHAU (GER)

bovenbuuf
10-05-2005, 01:15 PM
its always the rain again. Hope he plays wel tomorrow.. and good to hear he has a new coach who can help him to become a better player :)

*Ljubica*
10-06-2005, 05:12 AM
Juan lost :sad: but it seems like it was a close match............4-6, 6-1, 6-4. I am not sad - in fact I am quite heartened that he managed to take a set off an experienced hard court player on a fast surface :) Maybe Reiko saw the match and can give us a report? Where are you Reiko? Hope you're having fun! I hope Juan has a rest for a couple of days and a safe trip to Europe where I will hope to be giving live reports from Stockholm :)

Papakori
10-06-2005, 03:07 PM
:crying2:

Björki
10-08-2005, 08:33 AM
SF: (2)Aspelin/Perry d Monaco/Muller 15 54 52 :(

reiko
10-10-2005, 07:54 AM
Hi, everyone! I'm still in Japan.

Juan's match against Arthurs was indeed a close match as the scoreline suggests. The thing was that Arthurs served very well and Juan could not return well. Simple as that.

As for the doubles SF, I have nothing to say. They could have won but it is not an easy mission to win "(2)Aspelin/Perry".

During the double SF, Juan asked for a water, saying "SUMIMASEN", which is a Japanese phrase used to get someone's attention. His pronunciation was so perfect that not only the ball person but the audience were taken by surprise.

Me and my friends and many others were happy to see him in Japan. I hope he enjoyed his stay in Japan and will come back next year and win some more matches.