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How/Why did you become a fan of David Ferrer?

bavaria100
11-06-2005, 09:41 PM
I was wondering how all of you became a fan of him. For me, it was his match at this years Australien Open against David Nalbandian. I had never heard of him before that match and I was sooo impressed by his play. He was totally giving it to David in the first 3 sets and IMO, it was a shame that he wasn´t able to come through in the end. I started to follow him more closely after that and I liked him more and more every day. Now he´s one of my favourite players, especially because of his amazing fighting spirit (one just has to think about his unbelievable comeback against Gaudio at the French Open).

Eléa
11-06-2005, 10:27 PM
To be completely honest, first, i hated David :o
But it wasn't his fault at all! As i'm a huge fan of Gaston :inlove:, i was upset by what happened in RG this year, but it was only GG's fault, he said so and i know David didn't do anything bad... But it was like that, in my head he was linked with a bad memory...

But i saw him in Stuttgart, first i didn't even want to take a pic of him :lol: but i was impressed by his work, i mean he trained all the time, from morning to evening and he deserves respect for that :worship:
After that, i started to be interrested on his play and my affection for him grew up naturally. Now that his coach recognises me and seems to have sympathy for me, i guess i love their team even more... :rolleyes:

adelaide
11-06-2005, 10:42 PM
Erm... I have no idea why actually. I just fancied (bad choice of diction but anyway) Spaniards in general. I moderate a Spanish Tennis community on LiveJournal so I kinda automatically started caring about David. And I really liked him when I saw him play against Rafael in Miami this year :) I was impressed. (And I also liked his long-sleeved shirts :D)

Then I went to Montreal this year, and saw him play doubles with Gasquet. <333 And he was real nice to me after the match. He gave me an autograph (lol I was like one of the only 3 people who asked him ;)) and such. Now I reaaalllly like him. :D

Fergie
11-06-2005, 10:57 PM
I saw him this year in Viña del Mar in a mall and he felt shamed because I knew him ... He was very nice that day :)

Sue
11-07-2005, 07:29 AM
Like bavaria, David first impressed me in the AO. Then I saw him play his first round match at Wimby this year and as well as some lovely tennis- he made me laugh the way he kept muttering to himself in Spanish nearly the whole time! I've just come back from Bercy where I watched him play a really tight match against Max and his feisty attitude and lovely forehand really sold me on him. Oh- and he's not bad looking either ;-)

Eléa
11-07-2005, 09:44 AM
Oh- and he's not bad looking either ;-)
I'm afraid to have to confess that i agree with that :lol:

LaTenista
11-07-2005, 01:25 PM
I saw him this year in Viña del Mar in a mall and he felt shamed because I knew him ... He was very nice that day :)

:confused: David was embarrassed because you knew who he was (recognized him)?

For me, I first saw him practicing shirtless at Cincy 2004 and thought he was Feliciano Lopez until I saw his face. :o So I decided to go to his 1st round match, he played against Paradorn Srichaphan, it was a 3 setter night thriller. I was really impressed with how hard he fought and I've been a fan ever since. But I'm much too shy to talk to him or even Javi his coach. :tape:

Eléa
11-07-2005, 01:44 PM
But I'm much too shy to talk to him or even Javi his coach. :tape:
That's too bad ;) i'm shy myself but Javi is really sweet and friendly :) For David, my new goal is to talk to him directly in 2006! :lol: I didn't dare in Stuttgart cause his face was very "closed" and in Bercy i saw him in his hotel, so i couldn't annoy him...

Sue
11-07-2005, 02:01 PM
I got an * Au revoir* from him in Bercy- which was very sweet- but next time maybe I'll try and speak to him for a little longer!

*Ljubica*
11-07-2005, 04:44 PM
I admit my feelings for David are very similar to Elea's. I really did not like him at first :o - he kept on beating the players that I liked!!!!! However - at the Hamburg Masters' this year I became more and more impressed at the amount of work he puts in - he was always on the practice courts longer than everyone else - even in the cold and rain (and it's always cold and wet in Hamburg :devil: ) He has a feisty attitude and an amazng fighting spirit which I have great respect for.

I spoke to him for the first time properly in Madrid this year - as I was staying in the Players' Hotel and it seemed that wherever I was, he was......whether it was in the lift, on the stairs, in the Business Centre using the Internet, or at adjoining tables in the Breakfast Room - we both kind of laughed about it after a few days!! He has a lovely smile too!!

LaTenista
11-07-2005, 05:27 PM
I got an * Au revoir* from him in Bercy- which was very sweet- but next time maybe I'll try and speak to him for a little longer!

:awww: David's learning French now?

Actually, Javi spoke to me in Cincy this year - I threw a ball to him that Igor Andreev had hit out of the court during practice. He said thanks so I said 'de nada' back and quickly went back to my seat.

bavaria100
11-07-2005, 07:47 PM
I admit my feelings for David are very similar to Elea's. I really did not like him at first :o - he kept on beating the players that I liked!!!!! However - at the Hamburg Masters' this year I became more and more impressed at the amount of work he puts in - he was always on the practice courts longer than everyone else - even in the cold and rain (and it's always cold and wet in Hamburg :devil: ) He has a feisty attitude and an amazng fighting spirit which I have great respect for.

I spoke to him for the first time properly in Madrid this year - as I was staying in the Players' Hotel and it seemed that wherever I was, he was......whether it was in the lift, on the stairs, in the Business Centre using the Internet, or at adjoining tables in the Breakfast Room - we both kind of laughed about it after a few days!! He has a lovely smile too!!


That´s really funny, as if you two were mentally connected to each other. David seems to be a very ambitous person and it´s great that he improved soo much during the season and I hope that he can keep it up next year. I was also at the Hamburg TMS but unfortunately, he already lost in the first round and I didn´t get to see him. :sad: Well, maybe I will get the chance to see him next year, but I´ll take a blanket with me, that´s for sure.

Sue
11-07-2005, 08:06 PM
:awww: David's learning French now?

Actually, Javi spoke to me in Cincy this year - I threw a ball to him that Igor Andreev had hit out of the court during practice. He said thanks so I said 'de nada' back and quickly went back to my seat.

Well I don't know if he's learning French or not- maybe he just assumed I was French because it was Paris ? not sure- but it was very nice anyway !

adelaide
11-07-2005, 09:18 PM
Well I don't know if he's learning French or not- maybe he just assumed I was French because it was Paris ? not sure- but it was very nice anyway !
well he was playing with Gasquet and they talked quite a bit during the match, but I don't think Richie speaks Spanish....... so maybe David does speak a bit of French? :)

~EMiLiTA~
11-08-2005, 11:00 AM
i first heard about him in 2002 (notably at the Spanish Masters when he beat Robredo) but didn't actually pay much attention to him until I met him in Stuttgart in 2003. He was so incredibly nice and humble, and his coach was very nice too. In 2004 I met him again at the Valencia tournament, and also in my local supermarket when I was living in Valencia and again he was so nice and very happy to talk. Likewise at Stuttgart in 2004, where he was still laughing about the supermarket thing. The last time I saw him was at AO this year...and the reason I like him so much is because he is just so nice and quiet and unassuming. Every time he sees me now he says hi and gives me kisses on the cheek as the spaniards do...he is just basically a very down to earth guy. Admittedly I haven't seen him since he's become so good, but hopefully the success and fame won't change him and he will continue to be the nice guy that he is. Look forward to seeing him at the Aus Open in January!!

Sue
11-08-2005, 11:32 AM
Awww, Emilita- you've made me like him even more now I've read your post! *nice and quiet and unassuming*....awwww.
I'm sure he will cope with the success he's having in a positive way and won't change from the nice person he is.

~EMiLiTA~
11-08-2005, 11:51 AM
hehe well it's the truth! i think he is one of the nicest guys on the tour...and i have met quite a few of them.

i also think he will stay the way he is...hopefully he'll improve even more next year!!

*Ljubica*
11-09-2005, 11:22 AM
That´s really funny, as if you two were mentally connected to each other. David seems to be a very ambitous person and it´s great that he improved soo much during the season and I hope that he can keep it up next year. I was also at the Hamburg TMS but unfortunately, he already lost in the first round and I didn´t get to see him. :sad: Well, maybe I will get the chance to see him next year, but I´ll take a blanket with me, that´s for sure.


I had a blanket there this year - still too cold though :sad: I do like the tournament there though - everyone is really friendly :)

FerrersLinda
11-13-2005, 09:06 PM
Hi everybody!
I'm new to the board. Have been lurking for a few weeks and then decided to join when I found my man David has it's own board.

Although I already liked him, I became a "hard-core" David-fan when I saw him play Gaudio at RG this year. David is such a fighter, you have to respect that. Also he has improved his play so much, it seem through working very hard.

Ofcourse he's very pleasant on the eyes as well!

Eléa
11-15-2005, 12:55 PM
Hi everybody!
I'm new to the board. Have been lurking for a few weeks and then decided to join when I found my man David has it's own board.
Welcome :wavey:

FerrersLinda
11-15-2005, 07:01 PM
Thanks for the welcome Elea!

Sue
11-15-2005, 08:31 PM
Hi everybody!
I'm new to the board. Have been lurking for a few weeks and then decided to join when I found my man David has it's own board.

Although I already liked him, I became a "hard-core" David-fan when I saw him play Gaudio at RG this year. David is such a fighter, you have to respect that. Also he has improved his play so much, it seem through working very hard.

Ofcourse he's very pleasant on the eyes as well!

Yeah! Nice to see you posting here and not just lurking !

angelia27
11-21-2005, 03:08 AM
I became a fan this year when I saw him at the U.S. Open, I think it was. Or actually maybe it was before the U.S Open cause I swear he was playing against Feliciano Lopez, and then Felici ended up losing in the final to James Blake. But anyway, I just remember thinking what a pleasant and kind looking face he had and he also has very special eyes. Anyway that's how he got my attention, now I'm surely a fan and cant wait to cheer him on hopefully at the Australian Open?

cobalt60
12-14-2005, 06:30 PM
Any room for a new fan here? Saw him play this year in Montreal and Cinci and enjoyed his game. Sat next to his coach in Montreal who seemed very nice. Plus his handling of the fans of all extremes ;) was just terrific. A nice circumstance after other stuff I saw.

*Ljubica*
12-14-2005, 08:18 PM
Any room for a new fan here? Saw him play this year in Montreal and Cinci and enjoyed his game. Sat next to his coach in Montreal who seemed very nice. Plus his handling of the fans of all extremes ;) was just terrific. A nice circumstance after other stuff I saw.

Hi Sue :wavey: New fans of David are always welcome here :)

cobalt60
12-14-2005, 08:31 PM
Hi Sue :wavey: New fans of David are always welcome here :)
Thanks count me in then. :wavey:

anna10
12-27-2005, 09:47 PM
My first post here, but it seems a good place to start in the Ferrer forum - I've just had the chance to see (on TV) several of his matches this year and one match live, and just have been impressed with his hard work and the way he stays in a match. I'm hoping to see more of him and even better results this year.

LaTenista
12-27-2005, 10:28 PM
My first post here, but it seems a good place to start in the Ferrer forum - I've just had the chance to see (on TV) several of his matches this year and one match live, and just have been impressed with his hard work and the way he stays in a match. I'm hoping to see more of him and even better results this year.

:wavey: Welcome Anna! Which match did you attend? I was at all matches at Cincy this year and last.

NicoFan
12-28-2005, 01:23 AM
I saw David at the US Open 2004 for the first time. He was practicing. I have to admit it was for a shallow reason that I stopped to watch him - I thought he was cute! lol!

But then I started following him in 2005, and he impressed me with the way he worked so hard. He was willing to play tournament after tournamnet and do what it took to make it. Got to see a lot of him on TV during the European clay court season, and was really impressed with his game - excellent clay player.

That's what made me a fan of his. Although his being cute helps too! lol!

*Ljubica*
12-28-2005, 02:53 PM
I saw David at the US Open 2004 for the first time. He was practicing. I have to admit it was for a shallow reason that I stopped to watch him - I thought he was cute! lol!

But then I started following him in 2005, and he impressed me with the way he worked so hard. He was willing to play tournament after tournamnet and do what it took to make it. Got to see a lot of him on TV during the European clay court season, and was really impressed with his game - excellent clay player.

That's what made me a fan of his. Although his being cute helps too! lol!

It is not a sin to like a player because he's cute ;) I do it all the time :angel:

zethand
12-28-2005, 03:25 PM
I like David because he is polite and nice (no need to say more) He deserves my respect for that..

cobalt60
12-28-2005, 04:54 PM
I like David because he is polite and nice (no need to say more) He deserves my respect for that..
:worship: Amen. A most important reason.

NicoFan
12-28-2005, 05:31 PM
It is not a sin to like a player because he's cute ;) I do it all the time :angel:

:wavey:

Looking at your favorites list, they are all defnitely cute! :lol: Ditto mine, and we have a few names that overlap.

One of the perks I always say of being both a woman and a sports fan. We love the game, and we get to enjoy the "scenery" all at the same time. :devil:

*Ljubica*
12-28-2005, 06:12 PM
:wavey:

Looking at your favorites list, they are all defnitely cute! :lol: Ditto mine, and we have a few names that overlap.

One of the perks I always say of being both a woman and a sports fan. We love the game, and we get to enjoy the "scenery" all at the same time. :devil:

Well there are enough guys out there who enjoy the "scenery" when ladies like Ms. Sharapova play - so we're only getting our own back :devil:

NicoFan
12-28-2005, 06:30 PM
Well there are enough guys out there who enjoy the "scenery" when ladies like Ms. Sharapova play - so we're only getting our own back :devil:

:lol: So true!

I remember when Gabriela Sabatini was playing, many of my male friends used to love watching her - especially when she got all sweaty and her shirt would cling to her....oh the comments they used to make. ;) :lol:

So yes it is our turn...I do indeed enjoy watching my chicos practicing shirtless, and have a few comments of my own to make....part of the joy of watching outdoor tennis in very hot weather... :devil:

*Ljubica*
12-28-2005, 08:05 PM
:lol: So true!

I remember when Gabriela Sabatini was playing, many of my male friends used to love watching her - especially when she got all sweaty and her shirt would cling to her....oh the comments they used to make. ;) :lol:

So yes it is our turn...I do indeed enjoy watching my chicos practicing shirtless, and have a few comments of my own to make....part of the joy of watching outdoor tennis in very hot weather... :devil:

Seems like you and I had the same male friends ;) Or guess it's just men in general :devil:

anna10
12-28-2005, 09:36 PM
:wavey: Welcome Anna! Which match did you attend? I was at all matches at Cincy this year and last.
Thanks for the welcome! I went to his first round match at Roland Garros - loved watching on the small court setting. Unfortunately I won't be there this coming year and chances of getting to any other tournaments this year are slim, although semis or the final at Cincy are a very, very, very slight possibility.

LaTenista
12-30-2005, 05:03 PM
Thanks for the welcome! I went to his first round match at Roland Garros - loved watching on the small court setting. Unfortunately I won't be there this coming year and chances of getting to any other tournaments this year are slim, although semis or the final at Cincy are a very, very, very slight possibility.

You're welcome. I'm planning a trip to go to the first week of Roland Garros for 2006, I'm very excited because I've never seen clay courts in person. I've been to Cincy the last four years and it is always a great time so I hope you are able to make it!

*Ljubica*
12-30-2005, 06:47 PM
You're welcome. I'm planning a trip to go to the first week of Roland Garros for 2006, I'm very excited because I've never seen clay courts in person. I've been to Cincy the last four years and it is always a great time so I hope you are able to make it!

Roland Garros is my favourite Grand Slam :inlove: I will be there the first week too - look forward to seeing you there. And clay courts are just so pretty :inlove: - you will just love them I'm sure!

FerrersLinda
01-02-2006, 01:56 PM
Going to RG the first week too. May I ask whether you have all ready booked a hotel? I'm still looking for a cheap one close to the grounds.

*Ljubica*
01-02-2006, 02:22 PM
Going to RG the first week too. May I ask whether you have all ready booked a hotel? I'm still looking for a cheap one close to the grounds.

I stay with friends in an apartment when I go to Paris. so don't need to have a Hotel there. Parisienne Hotels are very expensive though :eek: Nearest nice one is probably the Holiday Inn Garden Court at Auteuil next to the Porte de St. Cloud Metro Station. It's cheaper than a lot of the more central Hotels and only an easy 15 minute walk to Roland Garros. I think there's an Ibis nearby too which are usually reasonable. Hope that helps.

FerrersLinda
01-03-2006, 12:36 AM
Thanks Rosie, I'll go check it out!

Washa Koroleva
01-03-2006, 12:39 AM
I saw him in the bar of Hotel California in Paris where he was watching that Liverpool football match.That was during the FO 2005. He was totally cute :hearts:.
So I started to follow his tennis.:)

Edda
04-28-2010, 03:40 AM
I started liking David Ferrer during the 2009 Davis Cup, when he came from two sets down against Radek Stepanek to win his match. I like the Spanish team in general, and David is a very nice man. I read that David also likes to read, something he has in common with me.

Jillian
04-28-2010, 12:01 PM
If I am perfectly honest it was Rafa that brought me to David. It was when they played in the US Open match in 2007 and at that point I didn't even know who he was really. I was watching the match cos of Rafa but then I noticed David and again being perfectly honest it was his looks that first attracted me. I had always thought that Rafa was gorgeous but then thought that David was just on another level again and I fell madly in love with him. I then started taking more interest in him and found out what a lovely, caring, humble, honest and down to eath person he is and just how hard he works and that fact that he never, ever gives up during his matches. I am now one of Davids biggest fans and he is most definately my Number One!!!!!!!!!

Edda
04-29-2010, 03:03 AM
Nice, cute and sweet. Those all apply to David, and are all great reasons for liking him.

Ljubica,

Is that your cat in your avatar? Very cute!

Carol96
04-29-2010, 11:48 AM
Can't say exactly when - he sort of grew on me the more I saw until now: he's the best for me!!:worship:

Why -

Because he plays with passion and fire (you'll never be bored watching a Ferrer match!)

Because he never gives up and fights to the end.. (David tank a match - never!)

Because he always seems such a genuine, decent, down to earth guy with next to no ego and chats to his fans on his site (unlike some I could mention)

Because he's loyal to Javi even if there have been down periods when he hasn't played well (!)

Because his smile would melt an iceberg and he has the most beautiful eyes and great legs (OK he's hot!)

:D

Edda
06-22-2010, 03:32 AM
All great reasons for liking David, and all true!

Sophitia36
06-11-2012, 02:14 PM
I guess since I'm new around here, it's probably appropriate to revive this thread!

I first noticed Ferrer when I was kind of depressed because I had no favourite player anymore... After both Kafelnikov and Coria retired (or in Guille's case, when he stopped being able to play at a good level), I thought I had to look for a new favourite player. It's a silly thing but although I do appreciate a good tennis game for its own sake, I cannot be completely into it if I don't support someone.

I don't really have any consistency in my choices of favourites, I can't really control the process, it's a bit like having a crush :) Sometimes it just happens very suddenly, I see a match and I kind of fall in love with a player and his game. Sometimes, it just doesn't work and I try to get interested but can't.
I don't even have a favourite kind of player, back when I supported Kafel, I used to hate clay-court specialists, I thought they were boring... and yet after he retired, who did I pick? Guille Coria, a true clay-court player! And with Ferrer I'm still in the "clay-court specialist" style but not the same type as Guille.

With David Ferrer, it was more gradual. Of course like all girls (with good taste :D) I did notice him for his good looks, but that's hardly enough to keep me interested in a player for long (otherwise I would have many favourites, because there are a fair number of good-looking players!)
Strangely enough, his style is often described as unaesthetic or even boring... I don't agree with that, I do like his simple, compact technique, and the fact that he always gives it all during matches. I also like that he's a different type of player, the only "small" guy in the top 30.

And then, I must say David has been growing on me recently, and even more so during the last two weeks. I really love his attitude, both extremely agreeable and modest, but definitely not a media whore. The media don't give him much love, of course, since he tends to evade most of their rather silly questions (he often just says "I don't know" when he doesn't know, instead of trying to find empty things to say :D). But he seems to be such a lovely guy. He also seems to be very smart, and I like that he did not pick a silly bimbo as his girlfriend.

I find him quite moving, too, because as your often hear journalists say, he does not really have that many weapons to beat other players, and yet he does it through effort, strong will, and dedication. His intense focus during matches, which seems in complete contrast with his usual easy-going behaviour, is very endearing indeed.
In other words, it did not happen as quickly as it usually does, but I think I am now truly fascinated by David Ferrer and I really, really want him to do well and get what he deserves (one Slam title!) before he retires.

Edda
06-12-2012, 12:25 AM
I believe that I began noticing other Spanish players after I really got into Rafa in a big way. Davis Cup introduced me to both Ferrer and Ferrero, who along with Rafa, are my favorite Spanish players. Most of all, I like David because he is tough and never gives up. He is a lot like Rafa in that way.

Carol96
06-19-2012, 09:06 PM
I guess since I'm new around here, it's probably appropriate to revive this thread!

I first noticed Ferrer when I was kind of depressed because I had no favourite player anymore... After both Kafelnikov and Coria retired (or in Guille's case, when he stopped being able to play at a good level), I thought I had to look for a new favourite player. It's a silly thing but although I do appreciate a good tennis game for its own sake, I cannot be completely into it if I don't support someone.

I don't really have any consistency in my choices of favourites, I can't really control the process, it's a bit like having a crush :) Sometimes it just happens very suddenly, I see a match and I kind of fall in love with a player and his game. Sometimes, it just doesn't work and I try to get interested but can't.
I don't even have a favourite kind of player, back when I supported Kafel, I used to hate clay-court specialists, I thought they were boring... and yet after he retired, who did I pick? Guille Coria, a true clay-court player! And with Ferrer I'm still in the "clay-court specialist" style but not the same type as Guille.

With David Ferrer, it was more gradual. Of course like all girls (with good taste :D) I did notice him for his good looks, but that's hardly enough to keep me interested in a player for long (otherwise I would have many favourites, because there are a fair number of good-looking players!)
Strangely enough, his style is often described as unaesthetic or even boring... I don't agree with that, I do like his simple, compact technique, and the fact that he always gives it all during matches. I also like that he's a different type of player, the only "small" guy in the top 30.

And then, I must say David has been growing on me recently, and even more so during the last two weeks. I really love his attitude, both extremely agreeable and modest, but definitely not a media whore. The media don't give him much love, of course, since he tends to evade most of their rather silly questions (he often just says "I don't know" when he doesn't know, instead of trying to find empty things to say :D). But he seems to be such a lovely guy. He also seems to be very smart, and I like that he did not pick a silly bimbo as his girlfriend.

I find him quite moving, too, because as your often hear journalists say, he does not really have that many weapons to beat other players, and yet he does it through effort, strong will, and dedication. His intense focus during matches, which seems in complete contrast with his usual easy-going behaviour, is very endearing indeed.
In other words, it did not happen as quickly as it usually does, but I think I am now truly fascinated by David Ferrer and I really, really want him to do well and get what he deserves (one Slam title!) before he retires.

Sophitia36: many thanks for your incisive reply - I agree with your sentiments 100%: David certainly is unfortunate to be playing in the Nadal / Djokovic / Federer era, but I don't think he's bemoaning the fact. I too wish him a 1000 and / or a GS

Edda
06-19-2012, 11:01 PM
I would love for David to win a Master's 1000 title someday, too! It is so unfair when they keep talking about what David doesn't have.

I love David even more now after I saw a cute pic with him and a cat.

TigerTim
07-23-2012, 02:40 PM
:wavey: all, I am a new fan

Why? Because he is a nice guy, gives his all, does not deserve the hate he gets and it will also annoy Mark Lenders.

GO DAVID :banana:

Edda
07-24-2012, 12:26 AM
I love him even more now that I know he's a fellow cat lover!

Sommarsverige
07-27-2012, 10:54 AM
I am almost "shocked" I have never written in this thread before ;)

Well, I generally started to like the Spanish chicos (not all of them though) in 2005/2006 and that was also the first time I noticed David.
But I have to say that in the beginning I was more a Tommy Robredo and Fernando Verdasco fan, but I always liked David a lot, though!

In 2007 I started to follow David more closely and also went to his matches at tournaments I went to. And I also have to say, what many of you already wrote, that I adore him for his fighting spirit. He really fights for every ball and is so concentrated and focused, it´s unbelievable! I know many people call his game for boring, but for me it is not, because I really like the power in his game!

Besides from his game, I absolutely love the way he treats people both on and off court. He is such a fair sportsman and he is lovely to his fans as well.
What impressed me the most was, when, some years ago, before christmas invited fans from his forum to go out for dinner in Javea! I really think this is pretty unique.

This year I think I have become an even bigger David fan (if that was even possible), because I had the chance to see quite often and he won my favourite tournament in Båstad for the 2nd time, which was really unforgettable for me! It is just the best that can happen when your favourite player wins a tournament and you can attend it. If this tournament is also special for you (like Båstad is for me), it makes it even more special!!

Sophitia36
07-27-2012, 01:42 PM
I also like how he treats the public and his fans.
But you know, it happens quite often that players who are not really loved by the media, and that journalists would never think to nominate as "the nicest player" ("orange" award and that kind of BS) are actually very nice to fans.

I used to be a Guille Coria fan, and well, he is definitely not someone that you would define as the prefect gentleman of court, and he was not loved by journalists. But I was really surprised to see that he kept a very close, direct relationship with his most dedicated fans, through forums, etc (that was before Twitter). He sent then messages personally to give them news, and he did it even at the end of his career when he was only a shadow of his former self. I thought that was lovely. But of course, the media wouldn't like that, because basically, it makes them useless: if you can get the information directly from the man himself, why bother with their often distorted news articles and interviews?

I'm going to finish on a shallow note: what I can't believe is that I've been following Ferrer for several years and I only noticed his incredible green eyes this year during the French Open lol! :D

Edda
07-28-2012, 01:45 AM
Yes, Ferru has very nice eyes!

Sophitia36
07-28-2012, 09:45 PM
Actually, I'm surprised I never noticed this since I've been a fan for some years... but seeing a little more of him off court, I actually think he has the best eyes AND the best hair in the ATP.
And he hides it well, you can't really tell when he's playing and most people don't have a clue. It's actually pretty cool, he's like a hidden treasure :D

I was also pleasantly surprised to see that he was a cat lover! He makes me laugh, posting pics of his kittens on Twitter lol ^^

Edda
07-28-2012, 11:54 PM
There are kittens, too? Awwwww!

Sophitia36
07-29-2012, 04:04 PM
No sorry I meant, like kitties, cats :D His second cat looks just like the one I had as a child.

Edda
07-30-2012, 12:54 AM
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