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Ferrero eyes Olympics

12-24-2003, 12:47 PM
[From BBC Sport]

Spain's Juan Carlos Ferrero has set his sights on claiming the Olympic title in Athens next year.

The French Open champion has decided to play in the Olympic Games despite the fact that the US Open takes place less than a week later.

"I think I have the opportunity to win a medal next year," said Ferrero. "I want to play because in four more years I will be 28 years old."

Australian Lleyton Hewitt has already decided not to compete in the Olympics.

The former world number one decided not to go to Athens because it would interfere with his schedule which has been organised around Grand Slams and the Davis Cup.

Ferrero will begin his hectic season at the Sydney International tournament which begins on 12 January.

The world number three had considered skipping the Australian Open to give himself a well-earned rest but Ferrero is determined to keep the momentum going.

"I have to defend a lot of ranking points in Australia," said Ferrero.

"So I have to progress to play at the same level as this year because I played very well."

12-24-2003, 12:51 PM
Go Ferrero! We will always support you! You can do it! :D
Btw, that pic of him serving is quite cute! :)

12-24-2003, 02:29 PM
I have read this news this afternoo,a good news !

12-25-2003, 03:59 AM
He's definitely right about him having a chance to win a medal... let's hope it's a gold one.

12-25-2003, 05:41 AM
good on him :)
All the best in 2004, JC! :bounce:

12-25-2003, 09:04 AM
hope he brings the gold from the athens olympics!!!
good luck Juanqui!!

12-25-2003, 08:18 PM
I'm glad that he chose to play. It proves he ain
t in tennis just 4 the money.

12-26-2003, 01:48 AM
And 4 the coutry ,just like DC.

12-26-2003, 03:07 AM
*adds to reasons why we love him*

12-26-2003, 02:24 PM
1001 reasons

12-27-2003, 08:44 AM
hehe lol Ivheng! :lol:

12-27-2003, 02:23 PM
We are fans of Ferrero of course.

12-30-2003, 11:58 AM
yeh! wats weird is that the us open starts only a couple of days after the finals @ the olympics, that's a preety short recovery time! :eek:

12-30-2003, 02:25 PM
I hope Juanqui won't be too exhausted after the Olympics. And I also hope he won't have to play any matches in a row without a day off like what he did this year at USO!!

12-30-2003, 10:12 PM would be a bit unfair if he was to play so many matches every day...wouldnt be fair!

12-31-2003, 06:03 AM
I think he might not make the right dicision.
I think Llyeton Hewitt is right.

12-31-2003, 06:06 AM
I think he might not make the right decision.
I think Llyeton Hewitt is right.

12-31-2003, 06:25 AM
but it waz true wen he said he would b 28 yr old till the 2008 olympics, plus it seems important 4 him 2 claim a medal, he said it waz like a 5th GS 2 him!!!
welcome ^Sue^ u r new here! :D

12-31-2003, 01:59 PM
I believe that he will do his utmost for Spain.

12-31-2003, 03:45 PM
28 yrs old is considered quite old in tennis generally, so I think Juanqui wants to add the Olympics medal to his collection at the age of 24, when he has a bigger chance of doing so. :D

12-31-2003, 05:49 PM
He should play olympics...would be a good 2008 he would be too old so...better for him to play now

01-01-2004, 03:48 AM
yeh, i agree wit u Lynne, he would be considered old @ 28 yrs in tennis & yeh, plum_juice10, the experience would b good 4 him in athens, it would b great 2 win a medal, even better if gold!!!!! :) good luck 2 JC!

01-01-2004, 05:16 AM
Yeah, I hope he wins Gold!! C'mon Juanqui!!!!