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Alex as commentator: first Janko, now F.Lo

propi
01-19-2006, 04:03 PM
Alex Corretja's working as commentator for Spanish TV along with another guy who usually does to work.
Today they broadcasted Ferrero vs Tipsarevic and they were talking about lots of stuff and suddenly the other commentator asked Alex if he knew Janko, Alex answered yes, and he was asked again how they met.
Alex explanation was that they met the first time in Roland Garros 2001; on a training day Alex asked his trainer (I think he said Duarte but I'm not sure) to bring someone to practice and later Duarte came back and told Alex he had asked a young guy to come with them, he said that some told him that guy would be really good in near future as he'd won Junior Australian Open that year... Alex confessed at the beginning he was shocked when a blond, tattooed young with piercings in his eyebrows, tongue and stomach (I guess Alex meant bellybutton) and asked his coach who that person was, a tennis player or a rockstar.
Later that year in Flushing Meadows Alex said one guy came to him to say hello and Alex was impressed because that guy had blue hair!!! The guy asked him if he remembered him, Alex answered no and the guy told who he was, Alex understood and started talking to him after telling him he remembered he was blonde before.

Alex was laughing when telling that story and said he was really surprised on how was the guy (Janko) was when being junior they practiced together. He also said that from time to time he asked about whatever happened to Janko, as he didn't heard news about him as tennis player until someone told him that apparently that young guy had lots of up and downs during his career at that point.

As commentator Alex was praising Janko's tennis, especially his serve... he said lots of compliments to Janko :worship:

RogiFan88
01-19-2006, 04:07 PM
Cool! How I miss Alex... :sad: [hope his vision is better now! ;)]

shotgun
01-19-2006, 04:31 PM
thanks for the report. ;)

alfonsojose
01-19-2006, 05:59 PM
Corretja :sad: :drool: :wavey:

*Ljubica*
01-19-2006, 06:03 PM
Thanks for the report - I miss Alex :sad:

Deivid23
01-19-2006, 06:20 PM
Corretja is a fucking great commentator :yeah:

RogiFan88
01-19-2006, 11:40 PM
Is Alex actually in Melbourne calling the matches? If he is, I hope George knows! ;)

I♥PsY@Mus!c
01-20-2006, 06:34 AM
Janko could have won yesterday,I was very impressed his by his bad boy look. ;)
Thanks Alex for telling this interesting story! :clap2: He seems a nice guy! :D

CooCooCachoo
01-20-2006, 09:39 AM
I'd love to have Corretja as commentator :awww:

propi
01-20-2006, 11:07 AM
I'd love to have Corretja as commentator :awww:
Well you wouldn't understand a lot :p

Actually, what Deivid said before is really true :worship: I didn't know what to expect from Alex, great tennis players are crap as commentators... e.g. Arantxa Sánchez Vicario... she just can't stop talking about her and her years in the circuit, inventing matches and results :rolleyes: Today she said Justine was an easy rival for Vivi... Hello, earth to ASV, that's not doubles :rolleyes:
Anyway Alex explains everything, and knows Spaniards really well, now with F.Lo he was talking about his game: the versatility on serve, acceleration on forehand, etc.
Plus he can't be serious for long time, he usually said stupid jokes and comments :worship:

RogiNie
01-20-2006, 12:24 PM
nice story :)

Pea
01-20-2006, 02:52 PM
There was a pic of there meeting in 2001. I've used it as an avatar before.;)

Alex, you are sorely missed.:sad:

RogiFan88
01-20-2006, 03:44 PM
Well you wouldn't understand a lot :p

Actually, what Deivid said before is really true :worship: I didn't know what to expect from Alex, great tennis players are crap as commentators... e.g. Arantxa Sánchez Vicario... she just can't stop talking about her and her years in the circuit, inventing matches and results :rolleyes: Today she said Justine was an easy rival for Vivi... Hello, earth to ASV, that's not doubles :rolleyes:
Anyway Alex explains everything, and knows Spaniards really well, now with F.Lo he was talking about his game: the versatility on serve, acceleration on forehand, etc.
Plus he can't be serious for long time, he usually said stupid jokes and comments :worship:

Moltes gracies, propi!

Any video or audio of Alex commentating? What TV station is he commentating for in Spain?? TVE?

After hearing Rafter's interview last night, I'm dying to hear Alex too! ;)

propi
01-20-2006, 04:43 PM
LOL He's working for La2, the second channel of Spanish public TV, I don't know if you can get it outside this country :o
Another thing he said today... he said that F.Lo is one of Feli's nicks... I was shocked since the first time I read that nick was here in mentennisforums :o So, who knows, maybe our fine Alex (or someone who knows him) spies this little corner in the web from time to time ;)

:topic: BTW RF88 Catalan is easy to understand when you're Spaniard but I don't speak any single word of it :o

peacechick
01-20-2006, 05:08 PM
Would love to see the blue hair on janko :haha:

Deivid23
01-20-2006, 07:12 PM
You can also hear Corretja in Teledeporte (Astra) during some matches

I♥PsY@Mus!c
01-20-2006, 07:40 PM
Would love to see the blue hair on janko :haha:
:drool:

Papakori
01-20-2006, 07:48 PM
he sounds like a good commentator

Saumon
01-21-2006, 01:25 PM
Would love to see the blue hair on janko :haha:
http://www.tipsarevic.com/images/privatno/16.jpg

http://www.tipsarevic.com/images/privatno/01.jpg
and with alex:

http://www.tipsarevic.com/images/privatno/07.jpg

NF1
01-21-2006, 04:37 PM
Nice story. :)
Alex miss you so much!!!

JuchuPati
01-21-2006, 05:21 PM
You can also hear Corretja in Teledeporte (Astra) during some matches

aha so it's him. :scratch:
I catched a bit of the Ferreros' match against Zib I think it was , and I wondered who was the other commentator, cos he cheered so much for Juan Carlos

Action Jackson
01-22-2006, 12:12 AM
Corretja is around for sure and have seen him quite a few times, it's good to see him around and personally I think he is done, but would like to see him go out in his last match in Barcelona.

RogiFan88
01-22-2006, 01:07 AM
George, how is our dear Alex? Are his eyes getting better? I wish I could hear his commentary!

Kat!
01-22-2006, 10:17 AM
Corretja is around for sure and have seen him quite a few times, it's good to see him around and personally I think he is done, but would like to see him go out in his last match in Barcelona.


ahh.... there was this guy at GGL's 2nd round match which I thought had to be him but wasn't sure..... he looked great! :cool:

Action Jackson
01-22-2006, 10:25 PM
George, how is our dear Alex? Are his eyes getting better? I wish I could hear his commentary!

They are getting better and the retina problem has been fixed, but he is unsure about returning to the tour, so I doubt whether he will.

I'd rather listen to him that than dickhead Courier.

prima donna
01-22-2006, 10:27 PM
They are getting better and the retina problem has been fixed, but he is unsure about returning to the tour, so I doubt whether he will.

I'd rather listen to him that than dickhead Courier.
GWH, off topic and wrong thread, but your input on Baghdatis vs Roddick ?

Action Jackson
01-22-2006, 10:39 PM
GWH, off topic and wrong thread, but your input on Baghdatis vs Roddick ?

Got plenty of input on that and will answer that in the relevant thread.

As for Alex, the Spanish got diced yesterday big time.

RogiFan88
01-23-2006, 02:15 AM
They are getting better and the retina problem has been fixed, but he is unsure about returning to the tour, so I doubt whether he will.

I'd rather listen to him that than dickhead Courier.

Yeah, who wouldn't! Fortunately we don't get dickhead, we just get Fowler, Brat et co. :rolleyes:

It w be :cool: if someone could get a pic of Alex! I'm dying to hear his commentary.

Enjoy your AO, George. ;)