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Worried about Juanqui

tangerine_dream
12-04-2003, 03:46 AM
JC has now lost six matches in a row. . .a first for him and this worries me. Ever since the US Open, it seems like he's been on a downward spiral (save for the TMS Madrid win) and I am worried that his less-than-stellar end to 2003 will affect his playing (or his mental game) going into 2004.

The Houston masters was just a nightmare. His record was the worst of the bunch; he didn't win one match and he looked like he just didn't give a shit about it all. The Davis Cup loss against an injured player just added another thorn in his side.

In contrast, his top seed peers will be going into 2004 feeling pretty good about themselves: Roddick is No. 1 and king of the hardcourts; Federer played Houston like a flute and walked away with the pot of gold as well as gaining new fans; veteran Agassi beat the young guns to make it to the semifinal with Federer and was the only player of the lot to give Federer any kind of serious competition all week (the first match, not the final). Everybody moved up in the rankings except for JC, who moved down. Yikes.

And defending his Roland Garros title will be difficult; the Argentines will be a serious threat to him next year.

On top of all this, JC just looks flat-out miserable, tired, and unhappy to me. I actually thought he was ill in Houston, that's how out of it he looked. The tennis off-season just isn't long enough for players to relax and recover from their injuries and I know he has complained of this before.

I hope JC will be able to recover and shake off this bad run and get back on track in 2004. He doesn't strike me as being a headcase but I still don't like seeing him so down like this. :sad:

Jazzy
12-04-2003, 04:49 AM
i'd just lik 2 no tangerine_three.... r u a JC fan or not???? :confused:

claudine140
12-04-2003, 06:28 AM
every player has a period of going down, fysicly or psychic. Now i think it is ferrero. If he is a great man, he will come out; just give him time

esther
12-04-2003, 07:14 AM
tangerine dream--you have put my thoughts into words PERFECTLY...i have felt the exact same things and have no idea whats going on in that mind of his. He's looks SO down and miserable and i've been really worried but i guess theres no way we'll know whats going on...we'll just have to see what happens next year when he comes back to Australia. I hope he's not having big personal problems out of tennis or something but obviously...we wouldnt know and theres no point speculating whats wrong but whatever is wrong, i hope it gets better soon and our Juan Carlos feels better soon again

joske
12-04-2003, 11:23 AM
Damn I thought I was the only one thinking that... But you know guys, Claudine is right on this one! Every player can have a period during which he or she is not playing as good as he or she can. But I'm sure that, if we give him some time, he'll make up for it in the future. I can't believe that a guy as talented as JC would simply vanish from the top 3, top 5, top 10 or whatever... *although Hewitt has been pushed out of the top 5 in no time, which is kind of a scary thought* Argh what am I saying!

We WILL prevail !!!
*omg i'm beginning to sound like Mr Bush of the US of A... YIKES*

:worship: Hail King Juan Carlos :worship:

esther
12-04-2003, 12:23 PM
lol @ joske
i'm more worried than nething, worried about why he's being so sad and looking so miserable but it's all a matter of time as we said *sigh*
poor baby :(

joske
12-04-2003, 01:40 PM
Wouldn't you just wanna hug him to comfort him? *hehehe* Our sweet prince.... *hmmmm, you guys also have this feeling that your obsession with JC is getting out of hand?*

Well, here in Belgium we always say "thank God being crazy doesn't hurt"
(you guys have a saying like that too? think it's kinda appropriate in this situation ;) )

plum_juice10
12-04-2003, 07:32 PM
Who cares about Lleyton Hewitt??!! If he goes down then thats good! I really strongly dis-like him and I dont care if he goes down...but JC, such a talented guy and deserves to stay in the top 10 has had such a bad end-of-season. I really hope he does get back on the horse and starts playing good and winning again...but I think bad luck is on his side...just not playing so well has made him slip down.

Lets all hope that he will bounce back and have a season he will never forget!! (May it be a good one!!)

Good Luck!

BTW its so cool to see how many ppl are worried about JC's state (not in a mental way)...shows how many ppl like and care for him soo much!! Ahh!

Iza
12-05-2003, 09:57 PM
I know it's worrying but I'm sure he'll be fine. At least I hope so!

esther
12-06-2003, 01:09 AM
about pulling a hewitt...dont even think about comparing JCF to hewitt!!!!! JC is 1000000x more tennis player and person than him and please never ever compare him to hewitt again!! lol

i'm still worried about JC and will be until i see him play a match again. It was just really disheartening to see him during DC and that week before and he just looked so out of it and depressed :sad: :sad: :sad:

prazz_m
12-06-2003, 03:56 AM
i think we need to give him a little time...i hope he can just relax for a little while and i hope he doesn't keep reliving the davis cup matches...but i'm worried that they'll be constantly analysing them to try and improve his technique but while doing that it'll just make him more sad :( :(
i just want him to smileeeeeeeeeeee :D :D :D :D

esther
12-06-2003, 12:41 PM
but he had problems before DC as well...and it will just make things even worse :(

Scotso
12-07-2003, 02:04 AM
I think you guys are overreacting a bit.

esther
12-07-2003, 02:37 AM
u didnt see how depressed he looked! but yeah i can see how you would think we're overreacting, we just need to give him some time, he's had a hard year and hes just probably tired and needs a break physically and mentally.

Good luck in 2004 JC :kiss:

Lynne
12-07-2003, 04:57 AM
I agree with you guys. Juanqui didn't really have a good time at the Masters Cup , and for a moment I thought he was gonna win in DC ( taking the matches into deciding sets ) but his nerves got the better of him I guess.... or he was unlucky. It might be a blow to his confidence but he or rather we shouldn't give up on him!! He can bounce back! :)
C'mon Juanqui!

Crazy_Fool
12-07-2003, 04:05 PM
Yes Ferrero was very poor towards the end, after Madrid. I'm kinda worried about him as well, i dunno if he's tired or a lack of confidence but hen u are losing 3 and 1 to Nalbandian u know something is up!

Crazy_Fool
12-07-2003, 04:08 PM
about pulling a hewitt...dont even think about comparing JCF to hewitt!!!!! JC is 1000000x more tennis player and person than him and please never ever compare him to hewitt again!! lol

Look i'm a big fan of JC but Hewitt is my no1. How can u say that. Lleyton is a yr younger than JC yet has already acomplished more. He had a bad yr but he'll be bck. As for him as a person well i get how he's not everyone's cup of tea but he just wants to win thats all.

jcluvva
12-07-2003, 06:28 PM
I'm worried about JC too. He looked so depressed and tired after DC. I wish he was having a longer holiday than he's given himself.

joske
12-07-2003, 08:50 PM
Look i'm a big fan of JC but Hewitt is my no1. How can u say that. Lleyton is a yr younger than JC yet has already acomplished more. He had a bad yr but he'll be bck. As for him as a person well i get how he's not everyone's cup of tea but he just wants to win thats all.

Yup I kinda agree. Not that I think Hewitt's better but I wouldn't go as far as saying JC is 1000000x better than him... I have a soft spot for Lleyton; he was my favourite player before I spotted Juanqui. He's our Kim's boyfriend *and Kim is the best*, which is why I still like him ;)
But this is not the only reason why I like him of course, he CAN play some really good tennis too, he just hasn't been able to show us that lately..

lalaland
12-07-2003, 11:20 PM
Hi. I'm new to this forum too but I'm also a JCF fan.

He did look depressed during this november. But if losing didn't make him depressed than something is really wrong, because JCF is someone who's very serious about his tennis. He don't seem to get overjoy when he wins (even after winning Roland Garros, he's just looked more relief than anything). But when he lost a big tournament, he always looked down right destroyed. I hope that the last month's result won't hurt his confident. And last year he also had 2 heartbreaking losses in RG and TMC but the losses didn't break him either. So I think he's a very strong person. I don't think it's the nerves or that he's a headcase. I think his losses are that he's spent at the end of this year. My question is, where can he find time to rest and recover physically and mentally, now that he's going to play Sydney and Australia Open next year. Still, I think I have some blind faith in him that he'll try to get back to his top form again once the new season arrives.

esther
12-08-2003, 11:17 AM
crazy_fool and joske- i'm sorry if i offended you. As you probably could see i dont have much respect for Hewitt or Andy but i will keep my comments to myself. Neway on the topic of hewitt i was actually wandering around during the Hewitt/JCF match and theres all these TVs all around the inside part of Rod Laver Arena and who do i see standing watching one of those tvs but Kim Clijsters!! I cant believe that she was just standing there and she was actually a lot prettier in real life!! She loooked really nervous but was cheering her boyfriend on lol neway thats my story

Crazy_Fool
12-08-2003, 06:30 PM
Nice story esther. And its cool anyways. I dont like Federer, Roddick or Nalbandian at all so i probably might say things like that about them. I just get offended. Its like i feel a need to defend Lleyton from all the haters!

joske
12-08-2003, 07:51 PM
Yeah I've seen Kim in the audience too (on TV). Yes she did look pretty. Oh I just love her.. She's from a province of Belgium bordering my province, where they speak this really cute dialect of Dutch.. You probably should be from around here to hear it and understand it, but people from that province are like... sweeter and kinder and what-not than other people in Belgium! :D And bc she's from that province she automatically became a girl that everybody loves here in Belgium.. (as opposed to Justine, who has more of a reputation of being..... let's say less friendly not to offend anyone ;) ) SHe's from the south of Belgium, where French is spoken. And I don't know if you know, but there has always been some sort of love-hate relation between ppl from the N and ppl from the S... And you can see this even in sports (most Flemish ppl are Kim fans, most Walloons love Justine)

Hmmm unless you are from around here LOL then my whole story was.. kinda pointless :p Ah well maybe someone else did learn something about Belgium today, so it's not that bad *hehe you're probably all asleep by the time you reached the end of my novel :p *

Greeties x :wavey:

PS and no esther I didn't feel offended at all sweety ;)

esther
12-09-2003, 03:07 AM
crazy_fool and joske- nah u had every right to defend hewitt and even tho i really dont like him should have been more careful with what i said so i'm sorry again.

joske- if i knew you liked her so much i would have asked her for an autograph to give to you!! Yeah i know shes REALLY nice and she's so cute when she speaks english! She's absolutely LOVED here in australia...for obvious reasons lol but yeah interesting about the differences between people coming from different regions of Belgium...coming from Australia we wouldnt be used to people speaking different languages in different parts of the country- do u just speak dutch?

prazz_m
12-09-2003, 05:19 AM
i love kim...she's so cute and she's always supporting the aussies and stuff when she doesn't really need too...and what i also like is how she doens't play up to the cameras even though they're always showing her watching lleyton..

joske
12-09-2003, 01:17 PM
Yeah SO true. Kim is ALWAYS a nice person, on AND off the court. Think she's one of the sweetest sports persons ever.. :worship:

interesting about the differences between people coming from different regions of Belgium...coming from Australia we wouldnt be used to people speaking different languages in different parts of the country- do u just speak dutch?

Well, my mother tongue is Dutch, but bc we have multiple official langs here we learn French in school from the age of 10 or something, so I can get by using French too. And German being the third lang spoken here, we learn that as well in secondary school (or high school like they would say in the US -and Australia?-). I think it's cool that there is much attention for languages in our basic educational system, this has made it possible for me to come here and talk to all you lovely Juanqui fans ;)

BTW I'l LOVE to go to Australia and/or NZ one day.. Every picture, documentary, ... I see about them are like.. WOW :eek: Plus I like the Australian English a lot too ;) Maybe, one day... *sigh*

Anyways, greeties from lil' me x :wavey:

Lynne
12-09-2003, 02:35 PM
Kim is my favourite female tennis player! She's just so kind and loving! :D

Wow, Joske! You learn a lot of languages, is it hard?

joske
12-09-2003, 03:14 PM
No, not really hard.. But growing up in Belgium, you automatically learn 2 languages at least (Dutch and French), so it's understandable... :) Here, the younger generation in particular, can speak Dutch and English (same thing in The Netherlands) + a lot of them can speak some French too. But being interested in languages, like I am, does help to learn more languages or improve one after secondary school (and as you can see, I'm trying to improve my English.. I study ENG and Dutch at the moment)
But I wish I could combine learning Spanish or Italian with English, that would be my dream education :) Mmmmmmm & then I could understand Juianqui in his Spanish interviews! ;) - I hope his Spanish is better than his English :p *hehe*

Lynne
12-10-2003, 05:50 AM
Mmmmmmm & then I could understand Juianqui in his Spanish interviews! ;) - I hope his Spanish is better than his English :p *hehe*
Yeah, it'll be a lot easier if we understood Spanish.... :) His spanish should be better than his English :D .... He's just so cute when he's speaking English!!!! :wavey:

joske
12-10-2003, 10:18 AM
Yeah I thought so too, seeing him struggle to say what he means in English.. ;) Like the interview on the RG, Wimbledon and US Open websites, I watched those more than once, just bc he was so cute! :)

prazz_m
12-10-2003, 11:28 AM
his english has improved dramatically...
it's amazing...
but i have to admit...i love watching him struggle!! i know he's probably sweating trying to think about what to say and i'm sitting there enjoyying his pain but it's soooo cute!!!!

joske
12-10-2003, 12:41 PM
Mmmmm the accent is cute.. and hot too.. I love it when he says "You know?" (or is it "No"?) all the time in his interviews :drool: Whenever he does that I'm always like "Whatever you say, Juanqui" ;) LOL

Lynne
12-10-2003, 04:09 PM
Lol !!!! He's really cute!
Juanqui really loves using--" you know" for sure.... hehe....
Part of an interview of Tennis Masters Houston:
"I don't know. It's impossible to know, you know. I was practicing in Spain, you know, and I was playing good in Paris, you know. I was practicing in Spain very good." ;) :D

plum_juice10
12-10-2003, 06:51 PM
Hehe to all of your comments about Juanqui accent wen he speaks english!! btw wen I went to Wimbledon I got Kim's autograph...so cool!! shes really nice and smiles alot too!! :D

joske
12-10-2003, 07:50 PM
Awww you got Kim's autograph.. Now I'm jealous... ;)

Jazzy
12-11-2003, 01:55 AM
same here, i love his cute acsent & the way he says you no, soooo cute :inlove:

Jazzy
12-11-2003, 01:56 AM
i think this has nothing to do with being worried about Juanqui?! (wat i just posted b4) :eek:

esther
12-11-2003, 02:42 AM
lol all our worry goes away just thinking about how he talks and how cute his accent is! ;)

JeLuliA88
12-12-2003, 11:53 PM
I'm sure JC is gonna be fine next year... but i guess we'll find out when the time comes.

Jazzy
12-13-2003, 10:39 AM
true, JeLuliA88, true....... i hope he plays really well in the AO, this year he improved on hard court, but if he doesn't play well, then ohh well, tuff, there's aways room for improvement!!!!!!!! :)

Iza
12-20-2003, 09:25 AM
This accent thing is funny! It really takes our minds off this worrying thingy. I luvd at the Us open final (which I actually hate cos of the dreadful winner) when he said this was a bad match. I just LUV his accent it fun to hear.
What tournament is he going to play b4 the AO?

lvheng
12-20-2003, 11:55 AM
My love ,Ferrero!
I have not known his accent till just now.Is his English poor?And ,I also feel he is so cute and fanscinating,and handsome. Such a best boy!

lvheng
12-20-2003, 12:01 PM
He will be in Hongkong ,in Januray 2004

plum_juice10
12-20-2003, 07:51 PM
Which I was hoping to go to coz I am goin to HK but only after chinese new year (jan 22), which means that I miss the HK tournament and JC :( so...oh well hard luck I guess but I wish that I could be there!!! :D

Iza
12-20-2003, 08:10 PM
Lucky u, u get to see Juanqui. :)

esther
12-21-2003, 11:13 AM
He's going to play Adidas after that...Is HK from the 5th? Did they have a HK tournament this year?

Iza
12-22-2003, 09:07 PM
I'd like 2 go to Hk but ain't got the money. :mad:

Iza
12-22-2003, 09:10 PM
what? is he changing sergio tacchini for adidas?????

Jazzy
12-23-2003, 04:35 AM
iza if u got confused with wat esther said about adidas, she means the Adidas International in Sydney, that's like his 2nd tournament JC is competing in, that is i think it is his 2nd tournament!

esther
12-23-2003, 04:43 AM
oh yeah sorry about that, i meant he's playing Sydney not changing to adidas hehe

lvheng
12-24-2003, 11:19 AM
Yes,Chinese New Year is the most important day for our Chinese.

Jazzy
12-28-2003, 05:10 AM
o yeh, i should no that Ivheng, @ my old skewl we had 2 sing a song in chinese 4 chinese new year (don't ask me how it goes, i'll probably stuff it)

lvheng
12-28-2003, 10:17 AM
We hardly sing any songs for Spring Festival these years.

plum_juice10
12-29-2003, 11:33 AM
Wow Jazzy thats cool...at our sch we never do nethin like that (maybe coz its not a chinese sch, but neway...) we used to sing songs wen we were little at my chi sch but not ne more...my lil sis still does though!

Jazzy
12-30-2003, 12:49 PM
the main reson y we did that waz coz a lot of asians lived in our skewl community!

plum_juice10
12-30-2003, 11:05 PM
oic...

esther
01-04-2004, 03:56 AM
JC is playing HK, then Adidas International in sydney, then DEFINATELY playing Australian Open. They have a superhero cut out for him, he HAS to play now!! ;)

liS@
01-04-2004, 08:09 AM
lol esther...the superhero thing is super cheesy but it's cute nevertheless. ;) at least it's something different than the other lame attempts at promo (have u guys seen the horrible '04 Huston commercial on ESPN??? :confused: )

Jazzy
01-04-2004, 10:50 AM
nah, sowwy haven't seen that add, lol superhero! :lol: