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Juan in Stockholm

Björki
10-08-2005, 04:45 PM
(1)Thomas Johansson (SWE) vs (WC)Ervin Eleskovic (SWE)
Juan Ignacio Chela (ARG) vs Vincent Spadea (USA)
Gael Monfils (FRA) vs Thomas Behrend (GER)
Paradorn Srichapan (THA) vs (8)Fernando Verdasco (ESP)

(3)Taylor Dent (USA) vs Davide Sanguinetti (ITA)
Qualifier vs Qualifier
(WC)Thomas Enqvist (SWE) vs Qualifier
Nicolas Massu (CHI) vs (7)Jarkko Nieminen (FIN)

(5)Olivier Rochus (BEL) vs Robin Soderling (SWE)
Paul Henri Mathieu (FRA) vs Qualifier
Wesley Moodie vs (RSA) v (WC)Jonas Bjorkman (SWE)
Karol Beck (SVK) vs (4)Mario Ancic (CRO)

(6)James Blake (USA) vs Guillermo Garcia Lopez (ESP)
Jose Acasuso (ARG) vs Christophe Rochus (BEL)
Xavier Malisse (BEL) vs Juan Monaco (ARG)
Alberto Martin (ESP) vs (2)David Ferrer (ESP)

VAMOS :bounce:

Papakori
10-08-2005, 07:18 PM
vamos!

Sommarsverige
10-08-2005, 08:14 PM
Vamos Juan :yeah:

Corina2605
10-09-2005, 07:21 AM
Good luck to Juan in Sweden :)

Have fun Sommar and everyone else in Stockholm!

*Ljubica*
10-09-2005, 12:46 PM
Greetings from sunny Stockholm :wavey: - Juan does not have a good draw but I hope he can do well here - with me to support him of course :) I haven´t seen him practice yet, as I decided to spend some time sightseeing and exploring the city before the tennis started, but I´ve been talking to Eduardo (his new coach), and he seems happy enough with things. I don´t think we should expect too much of Juan for these next few tournaments - it is next year that we are aiming towards! No OOP of play as yet - will try and let you know as and when I can get Internet connection here.

Love from Stockholm :wavey:

Nathaliia
10-09-2005, 02:09 PM
hello Rosie :wavey: have fun in Stockholm :yeah:

Björki
10-09-2005, 02:13 PM
have a great time in Stockholm :hug:

Papakori
10-09-2005, 02:32 PM
hi Rosie :wavey: Have fun!

Björki
10-11-2005, 04:52 PM
Wednesday COURT 1
Matches Start At 1 PM

Jose Acasuso (ARG) vs Christophe Rochus (BEL)

Olivier Rochus (BEL) vs Frederic Niemeyer (CAN)

Davide Sanguinetti (ITA) vs George Bastl (SUI)

Xavier Malisse (BEL) vs Jan Monaco (ARG)

vamos Juan :bounce:

*Ljubica*
10-11-2005, 07:54 PM
Hi guys :wavey: I went to Juan´s practice this evening - he practiced with Chucho Acasuso for about an hour and 15 minutes and also did some stuff on his own. His serve was working quite well and he was hitting the ball very cleanly. Eduardo is working on his backhand quite a lot - made him stand there hitting backhands for about 20 minutes poor boy!! They seem to be getting on well though - Eduardo is definately a harder "taskmaster" than Lobo was - more work and not so much fun in practice if you know what I mean :devil: - but that is what Juan needs if he is to move up the rankings. Sommarsverige and I laughed at Juan sitting on the side of the court looking like a naughty schoolboy while he got lectured by his new coach :) Not sure what tomorrow will bring - Malisse is not an easy player on hard courts - but it is all a learning curve for Juan - he is still young. Eduardo tells me he will definately play quallies in Madrid which surprised me somewhat as he is 5th alternate for the qualifier list - but I guess he knows more than I do so I bow to his superior judgement! Talk to you all later :wavey: from Stockholm.

Sommarsverige
10-12-2005, 10:15 AM
Vamos Juan today :yeah:

And I totally agree with Rosie, the practice was fun to watch and I think Juan seemed quite relaxed.
So I hope so much he can beat Malisse today :)

Neely
10-12-2005, 10:21 AM
Most of the time you never know what you're getting from Malisse. Normally it looks like a difficult match, good luck Juan, beat him! :yeah:

*Ljubica*
10-12-2005, 11:14 AM
Vamos Juan today :yeah:

And I totally agree with Rosie, the practice was fun to watch and I think Juan seemed quite relaxed.
So I hope so much he can beat Malisse today :)

Good to see you can´t live without Internet connection either ;) See you later at the venue :wavey:

Björki
10-12-2005, 01:40 PM
Have fun girls. Hope Juan will win. Vamos :bounce:

Papakori
10-12-2005, 02:39 PM
Thanks Rosie for the update :yeah:

Vamos!

*Ljubica*
10-12-2005, 07:21 PM
Well, Juan did not win tonight :sad: , but he has nothing to be ashamed of. He started the match poorly and went down an early break, but he pulled back and took the first set into the tie break where, sadly, Malisse´s greater experience showed and he won the breaker. At the start of the second set, Juan lost his way a bit and was soon 2-5 down, - but he pulled back really well - breaking back twice to make the match 5-5. It was very exciting and the crowd were cheering for him and he played some excellent tennis. In the end, it was Malisse´s greater experience, especially on hard courts, that came through, and the final score was 7-6 (7-3), 7-5 to Malisse, but, as I said - Juan has nothing to be ashamed of. He was excellent on his volleys and he served well - I think he will take great heart from this match - it is his first with his new coach and that is always hard - but he is doing well and gaining experience with every match. Sommar and I thoroughly enjoyed this match, although of course we wished for a different result, but I am not disheartened - more to the point - neither are Juan and Eduardo (not to mention Juan the sweet Fitness Trainer!). Talk to you all later - must get some food now :wavey:

Neely
10-12-2005, 08:19 PM
:sad: about the result!

but thanks for report and postive outlook, Rosie! :yeah:

Björki
10-13-2005, 07:05 AM
thanks for the report Rosie. To bad he lost. It was so close.

Sommarsverige
10-13-2005, 10:40 AM
I have nothing more to add, as Rosie already wrote a perfect report about the match :)
Of course I am also sad he lost, because it would have been so nice seeing Juan surprising and winning this match, but hopefully next time ;)

*Ljubica*
10-13-2005, 03:00 PM
:sad: about the result!

but thanks for report and postive outlook, Rosie! :yeah:


You´re welcome - I always try to be positive - in my opinion what´s the point of supporting a player if you don´t believe in them and feel they have the capacity to do great things :) After all, no one can win all the time ..not even Roger!! The only time I get "down" and negative about a player is if I feel they are not giving 100% or if they start behaving badly like a spoilt brat on court, and then I get really angry :devil: - but I can´t imagine that ever happening to Juan - he is a good boy :) and definately a fighter til the bitter end and I respect him for that. Catch up with you all later.

Corina2605
10-13-2005, 04:09 PM
Thanks Rosie and Sommar for the Juan Stockholm news. Yes, Juan is a fighter, that's what I like most about him :)

*Ljubica*
10-15-2005, 02:43 PM
Hi guys, - well after today's performance I don't think there is much point in starting a "Juan in Madrid" thread :sad: so I will write here .................Juan lost 3-6, 1-6 to Chela in the first round of qualifying. His fighting spirit eluded him this morning I'm afraid :sad: - far too many unforced errors and lack of concentration. Yes - I was a little angry with him - it's a long journey to Madrid to watch a match like that :devil: To be fair on him, he didn't play too badly in the 1st set - he lost his opening service game (many people do), and Chela served too well for him to break back on the hard courts, - but he disintegrated fairly badly in Set 2. Don't know whether he was tired, nervous, lacking in motivation or what the problem was - Juan sweetie - please WAKE UP in St. Petersburg. Luckily, Eduardo is far more patient than I am - he has probably learnt it over years with Nalbandian, and he will stick by Juan and help him through I am sure - I was just impatient and irritated today, though I know I will get over it after a vodka or 3!!!

Bye Bye for now from Madrid :wavey:

basil333
10-15-2005, 06:04 PM
Hang on Rosie... even though I wasnt there,,, I feel I may have actually watched from start to finish more Monaco matches and practice sessions etc etc than you have and even I know for a fact that Pico has lots of respect for Chela.... and if you are going to be the Cheerleader in Chief for him now you should realise a few things about Pico BEFORE the coach change - and you should know that he always has trouble playing the Argentinian players, and you should also know that he has a special respect for Chela... so to be totally honest, new coach or no new coach - this result was to be expected.

The coach has changed - but to be totally honest a few of us REALLY hope that the personality does NOT.

*Ljubica*
10-16-2005, 10:20 AM
Hang on Rosie... even though I wasnt there,,, I feel I may have actually watched from start to finish more Monaco matches and practice sessions etc etc than you have and even I know for a fact that Pico has lots of respect for Chela.... and if you are going to be the Cheerleader in Chief for him now you should realise a few things about Pico BEFORE the coach change - and you should know that he always has trouble playing the Argentinian players, and you should also know that he has a special respect for Chela... so to be totally honest, new coach or no new coach - this result was to be expected.

The coach has changed - but to be totally honest a few of us REALLY hope that the personality does NOT.

First - I am sure that you have watched more matches/practice sessions of Juan's than I have done - you go to far more tournaments than I do, and until recently he usually practiced with your favourite player so of course you would be there. And of course I am well aware of Juan's respect for Chela and most Argentine players...playing against a countryman is always the hardest thing for anyone to do although he has beaten Chela before. Fact is - I tell it like it is - if a player I watch is good on a particular day then I will say so - all kudos to them.............but I am not a sycophant nor blinded by my liking of any particular player (nor coach, Fitness Trainer, Masseur or whatever :angel: ), so if they play like shit I will say so - I will even tell them to their face if the occasion arises. Juan is a nice guy and a good player - in time he could be a great player I am sure - but if he plays badly on any given day then I am NOT going to sing his praises when it is not deserving - yesterday he did not play well - I am not going to say otherwise just because this is his "Fan Forum". Forums are for discussions and the interraction of ideas between people who like a certain player in my opinion, not for total worship of a player - if I am at a match live then I will give a fair report of the match and the way they played for the benefit of those not fortunate enough to be there, and if they do not play well enough to deserve praise on any given day I will say so - sorry if that offends people. As for Cheerleader in Chief - I like a lot of players - (Calleri, Gaudio, Massu etc) and wouldn't call myself that for any of them. Anyway - I am of to watch Calleri and a few others today - sorry to have offended but I always try to be honest. I think maybe this "discussion" may be better continued (if you wish it to be) in a PM or email and not on a public message board. Bye and take care for now.

basil333
10-16-2005, 10:32 AM
Thank you for your reply - but for the record, - I liked Monaco long BEFORE he teamed up officially with Mariano a couple of years ago. and to be totally honest I have only seen him practice with Mariano twice... so that's irrelevant... just lucky on my part.

*Ljubica*
10-16-2005, 10:38 AM
Thank you for your reply - but for the record, - I liked Monaco long BEFORE he teamed up officially with Mariano a couple of years ago. and to be totally honest I have only seen him practice with Mariano twice... so that's irrelevant... just lucky on my part.

OK - peace :angel: Must fly or I will miss Calleri's match. Btw - was talking to Juan today quite extensively - he seems fine and happy and that is all that matters.