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Madrid Final: Juan Carlos Ferrero def. Nicolas Massu 6-3 6-4 6-3!

Scotso
10-13-2003, 11:27 PM
Vamos Juan Carlos! :D

Let's keep up with him here.

Sharon
10-13-2003, 11:52 PM
Vamos Ferrero!
Good luck! :bounce:

plum_juice10
10-14-2003, 09:13 PM
Good Luck tomorrow! :D

Scotso
10-15-2003, 12:25 AM
Vamos tomorrow Juanqui :D Kick some assssssss!

esther
10-15-2003, 07:09 AM
He's playing Ferreira not before 7:30pm...Hope his injurys fine and he gets back into it quickly! Go Ferrero :D

Beren
10-15-2003, 11:03 AM
Vamosss Juanqui!!!

Eiffel
10-15-2003, 02:29 PM
http://www.gotennis.com/Photos/2003-10-14T202237Z_01_SPS18D_RTRIDSP_2_SPORT-TENNIS-MADRID.jpg
http://www.gotennis.com/Photos/2003-10-14T183817Z_01_SPS17D_RTRIDSP_2_SPORT-TENNIS-MADRID.jpg


ATP World Number One trophy:D

plum_juice10
10-15-2003, 03:52 PM
Ahh...how nice!

Vera
10-15-2003, 09:46 PM
Barely got pass Ferreira. Pls play better next round, Juanqui. His serve, where did it go? And looked a little slow, maybe that heel injury is not completely recovered? Or he just didn't get enough training to get the rhythm bcos of the injury.

Anyways, it's gonna get tougher and I hope he will play way better than he did in this round. But Ferreira played so well, so I'm glad Juanqui managed a win out of this.

VAMOS JC, you need to hang on to the #1.

Scotso
10-15-2003, 10:16 PM
Well he won, that's the important thing. He blew it against Wayne at the Aussie, so I'm glad he shook that demon off his back quickly.

VAMOS JUAN CARLOS!

Don't make it so close next time ;)

Too bad Rodprick won today :rolleyes:

Vera
10-15-2003, 10:29 PM
Sorry, didn't mean to be critical. But his game was clearly not up to his level IMO and I'm just wondering out loud if he could improve for the next round. I'm still hopeful that he could win the whole thing. Besides, like I said, I'm really glad that his effort gained him a win despite the fact that he's not playing as well as he could have. So we are all in the same line, glad he won. :)

J. Corwin
10-16-2003, 02:20 AM
congrats JC!

lauren
10-16-2003, 07:40 AM
Juan Carlos will play Mantilla tonight (last match on Center Court). Hope he will win and go to the final on Sunday :bounce:
Does anybody knows if his Patricia is in Madrid to encourage him ?

Lauren

Beren
10-16-2003, 09:37 AM
Juan Carlos will play Mantilla tonight (last match on Center Court). Hope he will win and go to the final on Sunday :bounce:
Does anybody knows if his Patricia is in Madrid to encourage him ?

Lauren

Yes, She was with Juanqui in the Real Madridīs players training

lauren
10-16-2003, 12:50 PM
Does somebody have pictures of Patricia in Madrid ? I can't see any matches on TV, so I am very upset about it :help:
It would be nice if somebody could do that for the poor people who can't see anything about Juan Carlos' matches !!!

Lauren

plum_juice10
10-16-2003, 09:22 PM
Like me, I cant see any of his matches, but hey...wot can I do? Hopefully he will play better against Mantilla...JC has 7-0 lead in their head-to-head, but 6 out of 7 times the match has gone the full distance. Good luck JC!! :D

Vera
10-16-2003, 11:57 PM
I saw one match of his, yesterday against Ferreira. But I don't know if Patricia is there bcos the TV didn't show, they did keep showing the Real Madrid box. Patricia is there in Madrid.

http://www.realmadrid.com/web_realmadrid/mmedia/000/000/035/695.jpg

Vera
10-16-2003, 11:59 PM
He beat Felix in 2 TB. Now again tough opponent, Srichaphan. Hope he can at least get to the SF so he can remain at #1 for another 2 weeks minimum.

VAMOS JUANQUI.

Leo
10-17-2003, 12:37 AM
If he reaches SF this week then he is guaranteed to be #1 for the next two weeks? That'd be great, especially since Roddick has QF points to defend in Basel and Paris, while Ferrero has less with a SF at Basel and a 2nd round at Paris. Then, of course, there's the Federer valuable and also all those points to defend at the TMC.

Vamos Juan Carlos! Just one month of tennis left, so go put your all into and finish at #1!

Vera
10-17-2003, 01:40 AM
Hi Leo :wavey:

My avatar is him at DC, can't sure when but I think it's in the SF in sebtember.

Sorry, my bad. I think I got too carry away and forgot one thing. If he gets into the SF tomorrow, he will still be #1 next week. And even if he couldn't defend Basel, he has more safe points than Pandy.

But then, I forgot that Pandy also play Basel, and Pandy can gain point in Basel bcos his 5th optional is like 120pts. So Pandy can still take over in Basel. Emmmm, hope I didn't confused you. I guess the most important is to get thru tomorrow's match to stay for at least another week, and more importantly, to increase his chance for the yearending one.

Scotso
10-17-2003, 02:50 AM
None of that matters, Ferrero won't lose again this year ;) (I hope)

VAMOS!

Vera
10-17-2003, 04:36 AM
I love your optimism, Scott.
*finger crossed* let's hope you're right.

esther
10-17-2003, 07:26 AM
RODDICK LOST!!!!!
fantastic news for JC..and for my hapiness too ;)

esther
10-17-2003, 08:06 AM
Ferrero: "The match was complicated"


Q. You won in two sets.
JUAN CARLOS FERRERO: The match was complicated, but then we were even. In the second set, I think I made a couple errors, two or three points in a row. Maybe it was too much.
But it was a good match, especially the tiebreaks.
Don't tell me that we played badly indoors, please (smiling).

Q. Now you're in the quarterfinals, playing without pressure because you've qualified for Houston. Is it a good thing for you to play under pressure? You have nothing to lose.
JUAN CARLOS FERRERO: When one loses a match, he always loses something, of course. I'm motivated because I'm in Spain. You always learn from a match you win. Now I'm risking No. 1 against Federer, so that's important.

Q. According to the statistics, if you win the next match, you're No. 1.
JUAN CARLOS FERRERO: Yeah, tomorrow is a difficult match against Srichaphan. The last time we played, I won, in Sydney. Okay, it was outdoors, but it's going to be a difficult match, that's for sure.

Q. Now you have to go to Paris, Houston. Are you going to rest?
JUAN CARLOS FERRERO: Well, I didn't go to Vienna because of my injury, my foot. I'm a little bit rested. So let's play this week and next week we'll see.

Q. What about your foot?
JUAN CARLOS FERRERO: Today it was perfect. It didn't bother me. I'm happy. I played a hundred percent.

Q. What do you think about Moya's loss against Feliciano?
JUAN CARLOS FERRERO: Feliciano was motivated because he was playing at home. It's clear that he's used to playing in this type of altitude. His serve is a great weapon. He volleys very well. He moves well. It was an even match. He won. But it's one match of many. You shouldn't give it more thought.

Q. Once more you have the support of Real Madrid players. If you won the Godo, would you be upset if the Barcelona players were there?
JUAN CARLOS FERRERO: I hope Valencia players play well in Valencia's tournament (laughter).

Q. Will you deny you belong to Real Madrid or what?
JUAN CARLOS FERRERO: No, I'm not. I don't belong to the Real Madrid.

trixy
10-17-2003, 09:34 AM
question: is juan guaranteed the number 1 spot 4 another week..even if he makes the semi's and loses to federer and then roger goes on to win the title :confused:

Im so happy andy lost..not that i dont like him..but im still bitter over the us open ;)

todays match was so good.i didnt see the 1st set but apparently it wasnt very good but wow both players played really great tennis in the 2nd set.

juancui
10-17-2003, 12:33 PM
damn it! i love that game when juancui survived from ferreira.
and he beat mantilla!
i hope he'll bring the title in his homecountry.

CONGRATS JUANCUI AND TO NICO MASSU for kicking ANDY RODDICK's ASS!!! HAHAHAHA!!!

juancui
10-17-2003, 12:51 PM
juancui played great beating ferrerira and mantilla!

i hope he'll bring home the title.

stay world no. 1 JUANCUI!!

cograts to NICO MASSU for whipping andy Roddick's butt!!!

not that i don't like andy, it was justthat i'm bitter at the US OPEN damn it!!!!

esther
10-17-2003, 02:30 PM
we all deserve to be bitter

plum_juice10
10-17-2003, 07:25 PM
Haha...JC deserves to get to the final coz he's doin so well here...David Beckham was watchin JC's match against Ferreira, I saw him in the newspaper! :P Neway good luck for ur next match!!

Vera
10-17-2003, 09:43 PM
Still #1 after all, despite common belief that he'll hand it to Pandy in Madrid. I think Juanqui is determined that he won't hand his #1 to anyone, if anyone wants it, they really have to take it away from him.

So Federer tomorrow, I'm excited about the matchup, but seriously worry at the same time. Of course, Rogi being one of, if not the, best indoor player among the top guys. I really hate this part of the draw, when the best 2 players have to meet before the final. Oh well, could have been worse, could have been Juanqui's nemesis Vowelman facing him tomorrow if he was on the other side of the draw. Come to think of it, it would be truly depressing if JC gets to the final only to see that he has to face Vowelman to get the win. So on that note, keep going, Massu.

VAMOS JUANQUI.

Scotso
10-18-2003, 01:17 AM
Roger has struggled. This is a good time for Juanqui to face him. Vamos Juan Carlos! Take out Fed and win the title!

:worship: Juan Carlos :worship:

Vera
10-18-2003, 03:35 AM
Ferrero clings on as world leader

Richard Jago in Madrid
Saturday October 18, 2003
The Guardian

Juan Carlos Ferrero must be surprised he is still world No1. First of all it depended upon the double fault which Wayne Ferreira served against him on match point and then upon Andy Roddick's startling implosion against the little-known Chilean Nicolas Massu.

Then Ferrero was obliged to set aside the indignity triggered by the belated arrival of David Beckham and Roberto Carlos, which caused the centre court crowd to display an approval rating significantly higher than that which the Spaniard had himself been enjoying and interrupting his match for several minutes.

Ferrero has also had to cope with a painful foot, a tired body and moderate form, plus the knowledge that the home crowd can articulate a wide range of groans and grumbles whenever he makes a mistake.

Yet the 22-year-old nicknamed "little kid" showed himself a big boy in attitude as well as in status yesterday, a calm and measured performance carrying him to a 6-4, 6-2 win over Paradorn Scrichaphan and into the semi-finals of the Masters Series.

That meant Roddick will have to wait at least another week, and probably two, before getting another chance to reach the summit.

Ferrero was placidly athletic and showed that his weight on the first serve, his touch on the volley and willingness to come forward have all developed. He still tended to make too many unforced errors but Srichaphan was making even more.

Vera
10-18-2003, 03:37 AM
Not very often the British press has anything good to say about Ferrero. So I thought this one is worthy. The only thing is, they never get his age right.

Leo
10-18-2003, 03:49 AM
I thought this article was a bit demeaning, myself. But I am happy to hear that Juan Carlos is continuously improving up at net. I remember watching the last couple games of his match against Kucera in Montreal and he was missing some easy put-away volleys.

Damn Feliciano Lopez for not beating Federer for us today. He had a set lead and then a 0-40 chance in the 2nd but blew it! :( Roger pretty much creamed Juanqui the last two times that they played and I admit that I expect the same dismal result tomorrow. Federer may not be at his best, but neither is Ferrero, according to all these reports.

Too bad Sebby didn't win today. Would have made me really happy since I seriously want him to qualify for the Masters Cup (then I'll have 3 to cheer for! :D).

Yeah, Vera, that would suck if Ferrero reached the final only to lose to the Vowel Man. But, remember, he did beat El Aynaoui relatively easily the last time they played in August. And it's nhot like Massu would be easy either. I've always thought that Nico was a dangerous player on all surfaces, ever since he pushed Andre to 4 sets at the Open a few years back. And he's still only 23! I actually thought Massu was around 26 by now.

Anyway, to wrap it up: Vamos Ferrero! Prove me wrong and take home Madrid! :bounce:

RogiFan
10-18-2003, 04:17 AM
If Juanqui beats Rogi tomorrow, he HAS to win it all! No sense making the final only to lose! I hate that!

It's more important for Juanqui to win the whole thing and retain #1 than for Rogi to win it -- better for Rogi to save himself for BASEL next week -- that's his real goal -- to win at home in his own city. Even if he won Madrid, he w not make #1 anyway... I w not bother myself... TMC is more important I think, for Rogi AND Juanqui.

VAMOS both guys! I love them both!

Can't wait to see it tomorrow but will be more nervous than I was for Rogi today... :p

Vera
10-18-2003, 04:38 AM
Well, this is relatively positive in the Britís standard. Brits never really bothered to talk about Ferrero, if they have anything to say, usually not any good. Dunno why, maybe bcos they donít like Spanish players in general for most of them skipping Wimby. Anywayz.

It seems Juanqui played a better match today, and played the net often than usual. But I also have to give the edge to Rogi. He didnít look comfortable today at the beginning but certainly play himself into form, and heís cool as a cucumber on those big points. I wonít take that loss in Rome too seriously though bcos JC was quite injured in that match. Though last year in Shanghai when he got clipped by Rogi was probably a better indicator.

Iím upset about Sebís loss too. I really hope he gets to Houston. So hopefully, he will do his magic in Paris, like he did couple of years ago.

Iím sure Massu is tough too, heís playing very well, no doubt. But heís not a thread yet to Houston so if he beat Younes, heís not going to take over Seb in the race, I think. Weíll see tomorrow. If Ferrero can get past Federer, I think heíll be very inspired to get the title even if he has to face his nemesis.

If Juanqui wins Madrid, he will likely goes to Houston on even term with Pandy. Giving that Houston is now an OUTDOOR hardcourt :rolleyes: event, all the advantage towards Pandy, Juanqui needs as much points as he can get before Houston. And since heís not that good on carpet, this title is very important, I almost think this is a must-win, critical to his chance to get the yearend #1. Well, weíll see tomorrow how he does against Rogi. To me, heís the most determined of all 3 to get the number 1 title, so I really hope heíll get it at the end (and of course also bcos heís my fave ;) ).

Having said all that, I guess I won't be too surprised if he got creamed by Rogi :o , nor would I be too upset about that. But I'll hope for the best. :D

trixy
10-18-2003, 10:28 AM
Ferrero clings on as world leader

Richard Jago in Madrid
Saturday October 18, 2003
The Guardian

Juan Carlos Ferrero must be surprised he is still world No1. First of all it depended upon the double fault which Wayne Ferreira served against him on match point and then upon Andy Roddick's startling implosion against the little-known Chilean Nicolas Massu.

Then Ferrero was obliged to set aside the indignity triggered by the belated arrival of David Beckham and Roberto Carlos, which caused the centre court crowd to display an approval rating significantly higher than that which the Spaniard had himself been enjoying and interrupting his match for several minutes.

Ferrero has also had to cope with a painful foot, a tired body and moderate form, plus the knowledge that the home crowd can articulate a wide range of groans and grumbles whenever he makes a mistake.

Yet the 22-year-old nicknamed "little kid" showed himself a big boy in attitude as well as in status yesterday, a calm and measured performance carrying him to a 6-4, 6-2 win over Paradorn Scrichaphan and into the semi-finals of the Masters Series.

That meant Roddick will have to wait at least another week, and probably two, before getting another chance to reach the summit.

Ferrero was placidly athletic and showed that his weight on the first serve, his touch on the volley and willingness to come forward have all developed. He still tended to make too many unforced errors but Srichaphan was making even more.

lol. i just love british journalists :haha:
when i grow up i wanna be a british tabloid journo :rolleyes: ;)

Shy
10-18-2003, 01:25 PM
Having said all that, I guess I won't be too surprised if he got creamed by Rogi :o , nor would I be too upset about that. But I'll hope for the best. :D
I rather have both of them lose to each other than to others. Two of the nicest guys.

~Anita~
10-18-2003, 02:05 PM
hello people!

i'm new here and i just have to say that i am a huge fan of the spanish tennis players and my fav's are tommy and juan:)

i hope that juan pulls through today's match against roger - they will be on court in a few hours.
Goodluck juan:)

Scotso
10-18-2003, 02:41 PM
Juan Carlos' match should be starting in about 30 minutes ;)

Vamos Juan Carlos!

Scotso
10-18-2003, 05:01 PM
I knew he could do it! :bounce:

Scotso
10-18-2003, 05:01 PM
Juan Carlos Ferrero def. Roger Federer 6-4 4-6 6-4 :D

:worship: Juan Carlos :worship:

Now take the title! And indoor! ;)

Nacho
10-18-2003, 05:28 PM
Things look much better now :D

Entry points:

#1 Juan Carlos Ferrero 4,420 (4570 if he gets the title)
#2 Andy Roddick 4,235
#3 Roger Federer 3,925

Now the real fight is between Andy and JuanCar... I'm afraid Roger would need a miracle to end the year as world No.1

plum_juice10
10-18-2003, 07:31 PM
Well done JC for winning ur match today against Roger, I knew it would be a tough match but u pulled through! Its amazing that ne british newspaper has written nethin in bout Ferrero as no one really takes ne notice like some of you hav sed before. Good Luck in the final against Massu (who shares my b-day) and I hope u win!! Vamos!

Scotso
10-19-2003, 12:50 AM
If he wins the title he'll be #1 on the champions race and have the momentum going into the last events of the year. If he loses to Massu I'll be pretty disappointed... the event was really weak but he beat the other best player in the draw in Federer, and I think that by that he should get the title.

Vamos!

esther
10-19-2003, 02:34 AM
welcome anita!

i was lucky to see ferreros match last night and it was good of him to get thru the third set because he had a bad game at the end of the second where he questioned two line calles and after that was really mad and didnt start the start of the third like he was relaly with it and just when u thought jc was goign to be the one to crack federer started to throw in a few double faults and errors so in a way he was lucky that federer didnt lift his game or he wouldnt have been able to keep up.

GOOD LUCK AGAINST MASSU...massu is in my good books coz he defeated roddick but he cant beat ferrero too! should be interesting match..

Vera
10-19-2003, 06:06 AM
I also thought he was gonna crack too, after he lost his cool and gave that second set away, started the 3rd with his head hanging a bit, I really thought that was it that Rogi's gonna sail home. And Federer looked like he's getting a good grip of returning Juanqui's serves in the 2nd set. But I would also credit Juanqui for picking up his game in the 3rd set. Federer DFs to 0-30 but managed to get back to 30-30. Then Juanqui kept going for his shots and that 2 beautiful return winners got him the break. And he played more aggressive on his serve too in the 3rd set, taking risks and going for the winners in some big points. I thought they both played great. Rogi is so fast, I mean, Juanqui is known to be fast but Rogi moved around the court so effortlessly.

I kept wondering what's going thru his mind when serving for the set. Those attempted drop shots makes me cringe, reminded me of how he lost Shanghai to Hewitt playing one too many of those drop shot. Anywayz, a little scare at the end but he managed not to choke all his match points away :p .

After such great effort to win this match, I can't imagine if he loses tomorrow. So pls, Juanqui, take the title tomorrow to finish your spanish tournament trophies collection, por favor.

Scotso
10-19-2003, 02:43 PM
Vamos! 1 hour 20 minutes away :D

C'mon Juan Carlos!

Juanquis.Angel
10-19-2003, 05:58 PM
No doubt about it--Juan Carlos is definitely gonna take this final and run with it!

Scotso
10-19-2003, 06:48 PM
He won :bounce:

How's that for a claycourter? Well done Juanqui! New champions race leader and STILL numero uno!

jcluvva
10-19-2003, 07:50 PM
He played so great today. I said at the start of week he should win this title and now he's done it! It's been an amazing year for him long may it continue!

VAMOS!!!!!!!!

Mr. Man
10-19-2003, 08:01 PM
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Spain's Juan Carlos Ferrero holds up the trophy after beating Chile's Nicolas Massu 6-3, 6-4, 6-3 in the Madrid Masters Tennis final Sunday Oct. 19, 2003 in Madrid.

Congrats Juan Carlos! :)

Vera
10-19-2003, 09:05 PM
Yay! :worship: :worship: :worship:

Lindsayfan
10-20-2003, 12:00 AM
he was so nice in his speech when he said "instead of dedicating this win to my mom,this time i want to dedicate it to my dad who's here to watch me".awww sweet! :inlove:

CONGRATS JUANQUI !!!! :worship:

Leo
10-20-2003, 12:56 AM
How nice. :D

Btw, Ferrero pulled out of Basel. Definitely a smart choice with Paris, the Masters Cup, and Davis Cup finals coming up in a short amount of time.

Lindsayfan
10-20-2003, 01:10 AM
I just hope Roddick wont become the n.1 in the world in Basel,otherwise Juanqui will regret this choice for good. :rolleyes:

Vera
10-20-2003, 01:26 AM
No worries, Roddick can't get to the top spot even if he wins Basel. And he has little chance of getting the top spot in Paris (well little chance meaning he has to do way better than JC and JC will have to lose very early, but I guess anything is possible so I'm not routing him out). Because Juanqui is now 300pts ahead of him (after Basel's pt dropped off), with nothing (only 5pts) to defend in Paris. So even if Pandy wins Basel, Juanqui will have like at least 290pts more going into Paris. Juanqui is not going to lose his ranking for the next 2 weeks.

It's good that he can now have a chance to rest up his ankle. I hope he will be injury-free for Paris, Houston and DC.

Vera
10-20-2003, 01:48 AM
Ooooooops, forgot to mention, since he's now leading in both ranking systems, I'm just referring to the Entry system ranking that Juanqui's #1 is safe for the next 2 weeks. For the champion race, Roddick can add points if he reachs the Final or win in Basel.

RogiFan
10-20-2003, 04:27 AM
:worship: El REY JUAN CARLOS rules!!

Felicitaciones, Juanqui! You deserve the #1 ranking and the race lead!!

So happy he won his 4th Spanish title and his 4th title this year and his 2nd TMS -- on a different surface! That's showing them!!

Vera, agree w you! Great to see his points now!!

So he keeps the #1 spot til at least Paris!

esther
10-20-2003, 06:28 AM
CONGRATS JC!!

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esther
10-20-2003, 06:30 AM
Ferrero: "I'm proud of being in top of both rankings"

Q. A very special feeling to win a big title in front of your own countrymen?
JUAN CARLOS FERRERO: Yeah, of course is a special win for me here in Madrid. You know, I was in front of all my crowd, you know, all the people of Madrid and the rest of Spain. Of course, is a special win, as well, because this is the first tournament that I win in indoors. So it's very important.
Q. You told us in Monte-Carlo then that you were very keen to show you could play on all surfaces, not just clay.
JUAN CARLOS FERRERO: Exactly.
Q. Do you think by your performances here and at the US Open, you've done that now?
JUAN CARLOS FERRERO: Of course, yes. I believe in me all the time, and I believe that I can play very good also in grass, you know, and also in indoor court. I think right now I'm showing to everybody, and I'm going to try to give my best also in Davis Cup on grass.
Q. You had a narrow escape earlier in the week. Do you think that's going to lift your confidence for the remaining two or three weeks of the year now with so much more important things at stake? Will it help you, just the fact that you did get out of that?
JUAN CARLOS FERRERO: Yeah, of course. To win this tournament is going to help me a lot. You know, I'm taking a lot of confidence after winning this match, after winning this tournament. Of course, it's going to help me to play in Paris, Houston and Davis Cup.
Q. I think we all expected you to do well this year, but have you actually possibly exceeded what you expected to do this year? Has the progress been faster than perhaps even you expected?
JUAN CARLOS FERRERO: No. I was expecting that I'm doing, you know. I expect that I can play very good on grass, and I did four round in Wimbledon, you know. After winning Roland Garros, that is pretty difficult to play good on grass.
You know, I was expecting that I can -- I wanted to play good on indoor courts. I think I did it very well here in Madrid. I hope to play at the same level in Paris and Houston, as well.
Q. Looking ahead to Wimbledon, I know next year is a long time, but you will have a grass court to practice on here. Is that something that you think will be of use to you? You always said that you think you have a good chance when you're at Wimbledon.
JUAN CARLOS FERRERO: Yeah. What do you think (laughter)?
Yeah, I think I can play very good on home. I have a synthetic court in my academia. I think it's good to try to practice well. I think if I have enough time to practice well, I can do it well.
Q. Is there a reason why you think you've had such a good year? Have you improved physically, mentally? Is everything better than it was before?
JUAN CARLOS FERRERO: I think so. I think mentally I improve a lot in the difficult moment, you know, in the match. Also after losing, you know, I think is very important to be calm, you know, not that I was before, maybe a little bit nervous after the final or important tournament, I have to learn that, of course, I'm going to be sad if I lose the final, but I have to be relax, you know, calm and keep going.
Q. I saw you had your leg taped. Did that disturb you?
JUAN CARLOS FERRERO: Yeah, I have a little problem in my adductor. I feel a little bit pain, you know, before the match maybe because I have a lot of sets, I play a lot of sets during the week. Yesterday was a difficult match against Federer.
Today I felt with a little pain in my abductor. You know, I think I need to put the tape to play, I need it, yeah.
Q. You didn't look happy at the end of the match. Do you think you should have done better? Were you satisfied with your match today?
JUAN CARLOS FERRERO: Yeah, I'm satisfied. Of course, I'm happy. But I'm like this. You know, I'm not smile guy all the time. But, of course, I'm pretty happy. Believe me.
THE MODERATOR: Questions in Spanish.
Q. Could you compare this triumph to Roland Garros?
JUAN CARLOS FERRERO: It's difficult to compare. They're different tournaments. That's a Grand Slam, this is indoor. This is very fast. That one is clay, this one is a different surface.
It's very special to win here at home for me after having played indoors and having found great difficulties as I found in the beginning. It was special also to win on clay, because I was looking for that. I've been looking for that for years, so it's difficult to answer.
Q. Yesterday you said if you won today, it would be a turnover in your career because we would know that you're able to play indoors, not only on clay. Could you comment on the words you said after the match?
JUAN CARLOS FERRERO: This title of being a player on clay is not nice, I don't like it, because I think I got rid of it years ago. Regarding this tournament, I think it's been a very important victory to me because I've been to Shanghai, Bangkok, those finals. I couldn't win them. But here I've been able to. So it's been important to me.
I'm able to say I've been able to win on all surfaces.
I think the words I said after the victory, I think my father also deserves those words. I thought I could change the ones of Roland Garros.
Q. Highlighting your career this year, quarterfinals in Australia where you fought till the end, very important Grand Slam. You also won at home in Valencia. A Grand Slam is a Grand Slam, but what do you think?
JUAN CARLOS FERRERO: Every title is important, in fact. But if you play in your country, in your city, that is something you feel closer maybe, something you're happy about. Maybe it's true, I'm born in Valencia, so that's important to me, too. Every tournament is important.
Q. Despite numbers and figures, Massu is a tough rival, don't you think?
JUAN CARLOS FERRERO: Yes, in fact, we played long points. Since the beginning of the match, he's been a good rival. He fought until the end. Even when he had a double break, it was difficult to turn the match over, to recover.
I was surprised with his strength, his psychological strength. I think he's improved a lot. He's defeated people such as Kuerten, Roddick, El Aynaoui, who are players that are very important. I think he played a great tournament.
Q. This victory puts you as leader of both rankings. That's very important now. You have an open way before you? What about Basel?
JUAN CARLOS FERRERO: Yeah, it's true now I'm calmer and I have a better place in the ranking, the best one. But I would like to keep the No. 1 until the end of the year. That would be another triumph after the year I've played. I hope to achieve it.
Talking about Basel, I've decided not to go because of my leg, the abductor. It's hurting a little bit. Right now after the match, it does hurt a little bit more. I wouldn't really want to go to Basel to force myself and my leg, especially after what I've done. It's not only because I've won the tournament, but I need to recuperate. I will need a few days for that. I don't really want to force myself.
Q. Could you perhaps put into words, either Spanish or English, what it is like to be not only the No. 1 player in the world but also leading the Champions Race at the same time?
JUAN CARLOS FERRERO: I think it's very important. It means that I've been playing well throughout the year. That's why I'm No. 1. I've won important tournaments, like one Grand Slam and a few other tournaments.
For me, the fact of being top in both rankings is very important. I'm very proud.
Q. What are you going to do next week?
JUAN CARLOS FERRERO: I'm going to rest until Wednesday, at least. Let's see how my leg is recuperating with the therapy. Then I will train indoors in Villena, in the academy, in order to prepare for Paris as best as possible.
Q. Are you going to party tonight?
JUAN CARLOS FERRERO: Yes. Victories must be celebrated always. So tonight there's a celebration, I can assure you that.
Q. After having won this week, and Feliciano's good tournament, do you think the subject of the altitude in Madrid can stop being a problem?
JUAN CARLOS FERRERO: To tell you the truth, I was very surprised the first day because of the court and how fast it was. It doesn't affect, the altitude. But I'm lucky to train in Villena at 500 meters. But even after training in Villena, I noticed this court is fast. I think other players do notice it, too.
It's difficult to play here with this altitude and on a hard court and fast court. You have to train hard. Your reflexes have to be even faster than usual because if you're not, you realize in the moment that you've almost lost the match.
Q. Regarding your goal of ending the year No. 1, who do you feel the most pressure from, Roddick or Federer?
JUAN CARLOS FERRERO: Both, because Roddick is very close. But if Federer does well, he'll be there, too. There's still two indoor tournaments left. Besides, the semifinals is in the Masters, so maybe Roddick has not so many points to defend. But their games are dangerous, both of them.
Q. The other day a colleague asked you about Houston and Melbourne. To what extent are you motivated because of your victory here in Madrid? Does that help you have more confidence going into those tournaments?
JUAN CARLOS FERRERO: Of course, to win a tournament always helps to accumulate energy for the rest. But I think I'm doing well. I hope to win more triumphs throughout the year, Davis Cup included.

juancui
10-20-2003, 08:28 AM
damn it!

i knew he will do it

first, kicking ferreira's ass!!!

second sending home the seeded thai..

third, well, whipping federer's butt!

and then, sending home Nico Massu with of course, being a runner up

and what's best, whipping andy roddick's fcking butt by being no. 1 at both rankings!!!!



VAMOS JUANCUI< you'll always be the no. 1 in the world!!!

p.s. i'm the one who's obsessed with this!!!

Scotso
10-20-2003, 02:00 PM
:bounce: :worship:

plum_juice10
10-20-2003, 08:17 PM
Ahh!! Well done JC for winning...i'm soo proud of u and i'm sure everyone who is a fan of urs is too!! :D Good luck for Paris in 2 weeks time and I hope ur leg gets better! Wow...so happy he won a tournament indoors...he definately deserves it. Well Done again Juan Carlos numero uno! (Lets hope A-Rod doesnt win Basle..he wins everything!)

esther
10-21-2003, 06:27 AM
someone stop andy in Basel plllleassssse