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Good Luck to Juan on the European Clay

*Ljubica*
04-28-2006, 01:53 PM
Well I am leaving for Munich first thing tomorrow, and my Internet time may be limited in the next few weeks - so thought I would start this now to wish Juan luck in Munich next week (where he has quarter final points to defend), and then the quallies of Rome and Hamburg. I will check in here as and when I can - and write reports on Juan's matches. I am travelling directly from Munich to Rome, and then coming home for a few days before maybe heading to the Hamburg quallies, so it will be a pretty busy time for me :wavey:

Björki
04-28-2006, 08:14 PM
good luck to Juan :bounce:

have fun Rosie, see you in Hamburg :wavey:

justClaudia
04-29-2006, 03:33 AM
Good luck Juanito! :bounce:

Rosie, have a great time dear. :hug: Let us know how things are when you have a minute, please. :)

Fergie
04-29-2006, 04:01 AM
Vamos Juan! :bounce:

Have fun Rosie :wavey:

Neely
04-29-2006, 03:02 PM
Juan is bottom half of the draw, here is the third quarter he has to battle through first:

(6) SRICHAPHAN, Paradorn v MONACO, Juan
VIK, Robin v SCHUETTLER, Rainer
(WC) WASKE, Alexander v MAYER, Florian
PAVEL, Andrei v (3) NIEMINEN, Jarkko


Of course the Srichaphan match has to be considered as a must-win match on clay for him. The 2nd round against Vik/Schüttler is also winnable for him. So yes, he has a good look in that draw and there is something possible :yeah:

Björki
04-29-2006, 06:55 PM
1 Knowle/Melzer vs Huss/Phillips
Kohlmann/Schüttler vs Serra/Srichaphan

3 Parrott/Wassen vs Pavel/Waske
Coria/Monaco vs Coetzee/Thomas

Lindstedt/Nieminen vs Rochus O./Vliegen
Kohlschreiber/Mayer vs 4 Martinak/Pala

Peya/Phau vs Kas/Pretschner
Allegro/Youzhny vs 2 Haggard/Karlovic

:lol:

justClaudia
04-30-2006, 02:26 AM
Oh my, Rosie is gonna LOVE that doubles match. :lol:

Good luck Juan, not a bad draw at all. :)

*Ljubica*
04-30-2006, 09:10 AM
Oh my, Rosie is gonna LOVE that doubles match. :lol:

Good luck Juan, not a bad draw at all. :)
:devil: You are so right...................:fiery: Heads are going to roll for that partnership! Anyway - here I am in Munich - weather is nice - Juan and Team have gone to practice - I am staying in the Hotel to unpack and chill out a bit - had the journey from hell here yesterday - so many delays :devil: so need to rest today. Anyway - will be in touch as and when I can - though there is only one PC here in the Hotel so Internet time is limited.........especially when you are being glared at by people who want to use it ASAP................... :wavey: for now!!!

Björki
04-30-2006, 09:52 AM
enjoy your time Rosie :)
vamos Pico

Rose can u please ask if Juan is playing Bastad this year? TIA! :hug:

Björki
04-30-2006, 03:11 PM
Monday OOP

Centre Court at 12 noon

Behrend vs Summerer
Beck vs Hernych
Vik vs Schüttler
Greul vs Pashanski
Coria/Monaco vs Coetzee/Thomas

Court 4 at 12 noon

Kindlmann vs Pretschner
Srichapan vs Monaco

Corina2605
04-30-2006, 06:14 PM
Well, at least Juan is allowed to play on Centre Court with Coria as partner :)

Good luck to Juan in Munich, hope he has a successful week :)

*Ljubica*
05-01-2006, 04:20 PM
Hi - just to say - just come back from the match - Juan won 6-4, 6-4. Not so much to say about the match really. Juan played adequately - Paradorn is not a clay court player and gave him lots of chances. Paradorn just hits the ball hard - he does not have so much strategic sense about clay and does not know how to move - so all Juan had to do was stay at the back of the court, be patient and be accurate. He lost his serve at the beginning of the 2nd set, but broke back soon enough and the rest was easy. He was very happy (I think more than a little relieved) to have won relatively simply - he hasn´t been doing so well lately so any win becomes harder and is needed for his confidence. Sorry I didn´t stay to see the dreaded Coria doubles match - it was gettig chilly out there and I don´t think it will take place today anyway, as all the matches were long today and things were running late. I have very little Internet time here - so that is all for now :wavey:

FerrersLinda
05-01-2006, 05:49 PM
Well done Juanito. :clap2: :clap2:

Have fun Rosie. :eek: Who is taking care of your cat-family?

Björki
05-01-2006, 05:54 PM
well done Juan :D

*Ljubica*
05-01-2006, 06:22 PM
Well done Juanito. :clap2: :clap2:

Have fun Rosie. :eek: Who is taking care of your cat-family?
Do not worry about my babies! When I´m away, my oldest friend from schooldays comes to stay in my house to look after the house and my cats. She only lives in a small apartment and can´t have pets herself :sad: so she loves to come and stay and take care of them - she spoils them even more than I do and they´re always glad to see her and very fat when I get home :D I text her night and morning to check up on them!!i

Sommarsverige
05-01-2006, 06:31 PM
Great that Pico won quite easyly :yeah:

Rosie, enjoy your time in Munich and I hope Juan gets long in the tourney (even in doubles ;) ) :hug:

FerrersLinda
05-01-2006, 06:53 PM
Do not worry about my babies! When I´m away, my oldest friend from schooldays comes to stay in my house to look after the house and my cats. She only lives in a small apartment and can´t have pets herself :sad: so she loves to come and stay and take care of them - she spoils them even more than I do and they´re always glad to see her and very fat when I get home :D I text her night and morning to check up on them!!i
Pfeew. :rolleyes: Was worried there for a moment. ;) I have a friend that does that for Bert and Ernie(two most notorious cats in Costa Rica) although she doesn't come to stay at my house, because she lives only 10 minutes from here. And I return the favor for her, when she's away like now. I'm actually about to go to her house to water the plants and feed Sophie and Haggis.
I'll stop this now since it's totally :topic: sorry people.

Say hi to Pico from me!

Corina2605
05-01-2006, 07:45 PM
Juan won in the doubles as well, 13-11 in the deciding set. Well done! Good day for Juan today :)

Thanks Ros for the reports!

Neely
05-01-2006, 08:06 PM
Easy day, good to see that Srichaphan was not much trouble for him. 2nd round is also winnable, you could have harder opponents than Vik. Go Juan! :)

Must have been an exciting win in doubles as well :eek: well done :yeah:

justClaudia
05-01-2006, 10:19 PM
Great day for Juan!! :bounce: I'm glad to see he won his both matches.

Rosie, it's good to know okay and enjoying yourself. :hug: Hope Juan goes far in the tournament for you. :)

Hangdog
05-02-2006, 03:39 AM
Two victories in a day – that’s good :D Great job!
Vamos Juan, buena suerta!

Though I can say the same to Rosie: great job! :hug: That’s always nice to get a line directly from the place of battles. Glad to see you’ve having a great time Rosie ;) And you’ll even have one more possibility to see “the dreaded Coria doubles match”! :p

fabolous
05-02-2006, 10:31 AM
LMAO poor rosie, that must be hard for you :haha:;)

but they did a great job obviously, coetzee/thomas are well-known double players and i didn't see the argentines winning here. congrats and good luck to juan for the rest of the tournament!

*Ljubica*
05-02-2006, 10:42 AM
LMAO poor rosie, that must be hard for you :haha:;)

but they did a great job obviously, coetzee/thomas are well-known double players and i didn't see the argentines winning here. congrats and good luck to juan for the rest of the tournament!
Thanks fabulous - and I promise I will watch the next one for you!!!!! And I was very surprised at the result too! It´s a day off for me in Munich today - so time to hit the shops :) It´s my birthday tomorrow, - so I just have to treat myself don´t I :angel:

Action Jackson
05-02-2006, 10:44 AM
Yes of course you do Rosie and thanks for the report and I am going there in greater detail to reply to it.

*Ljubica*
05-02-2006, 10:47 AM
Yes of course you do Rosie and thanks for the report and I am going there in greater detail to reply to it.
Hope its OK - I had to type the damn thing twice because I lost it the first time :devil: .............think it´s because my German is non-existant and I pressed "cancel" instead of "send" or something :o Perhaps I should stick to tournaments in Spanish and French-speaking countries then I wouldn´t feel so damned useless!!

*Ljubica*
05-03-2006, 08:53 AM
Juan plays 1st on Court 4 against Robin Vik at 1.00pm. His doubles match with Coria is 3rd on the same court. He just had a good laugh at me trying to blow the candles out on my birthday cake - so hope that puts him in a good mood for the day :)

Björki
05-03-2006, 01:54 PM
Juan lost 6-7, 6-4, 4-6 :sad:
that was not the right birthday present for Rosie.....
better luck in doubles.

check this out Rose:
http://www.menstennisforums.com/showthread.php?t=76265&page=1&pp=15

*Ljubica*
05-03-2006, 05:36 PM
Juan lost 6-7, 6-4, 4-6 :sad:
that was not the right birthday present for Rosie.....
better luck in doubles.

check this out Rose:
http://www.menstennisforums.com/showthread.php?t=76265&page=1&pp=15
Well it was a horrible match - but Juan has only himself to blame - he played a horrible match - really careless :fiery: He could (and should) have won easily. He broke twice in the 1st set, and was serving for the set at 6-5, but contrived to make some ridiculous errors and lose it. He then served for the 2nd set and lost it, before somehow managing to pull it out - but it was only a matter of time because Vik was mentally stronger than him. Even when Juan went a break up in the 3rd, you knew he would lose :sad: I haven´t really put my finger on his problem yet - he tries hard, he fights until the end, he runs after everything................but somehow - his concentration is just dreadful - he makes one great shot and then celebrates for the next 10 minutes and loses the next few points!! Everytime he broke Vik he just then let Vik break him straight back! Anyway - I am not unduly bothered - it was a fun afternoon and I have dinner to go to now and a chocolate cake to share with my friends - not sure if Juan deserves a piece yet though!!!

As for the doubles - he was tired and Coria was blatantly disinterested - they lost 1-6, 3-6.

And Peggy - thanks for the thread :hug:

Sommarsverige
05-03-2006, 07:17 PM
Rosie, I am late, but I wanted to say

Congrats to your Birthday :bdaycake: :hug: :hug:

I am sure Juans loss was not the best birthday present, but I hope you enjoyed your day anyway :aparty:

FerrersLinda
05-03-2006, 07:55 PM
Rosie, it sounds like Juan played like I do. :lol: Concentration and keeping it once you get it, is my main problem. So once Juanito works it out, tell him to let me know what to do. :help:
Anyway, have a lovely evening celebrating, hope you got some nice presents. And do give Juan a piece of your pie, I bet he didn't lose on purpose. :shrug:

:aparty: :aparty: :aparty: :aparty: :aparty: :aparty: :aparty:

justClaudia
05-04-2006, 03:08 AM
Rosie, I'm so late and so sorry :awww:. I just got home after another long day at Estoril. ( Okay, I went out for a drink to celebrate your B-DAY! :lol: )

Happy belated Birthday sweetie!! :hug: Hope you had a great day. :aparty:
I know Juan didn't exactly gave you the present you expected, what bad boy he is. :(
You're the best, and I'm very glad I have met you. I wish you all the hapiness in this world. :hug:

Pico, this is for you :ras:

*Ljubica*
05-04-2006, 09:01 AM
Rosie, I'm so late and so sorry :awww:. I just got home after another long day at Estoril. ( Okay, I went out for a drink to celebrate your B-DAY! :lol: )

Happy belated Birthday sweetie!! :hug: Hope you had a great day. :aparty:
I know Juan didn't exactly gave you the present you expected, what bad boy he is. :(
You're the best, and I'm very glad I have met you. I wish you all the hapiness in this world. :hug:

Pico, this is for you :ras:
Thanks sweetie :hug: Those are such nice words :)

So here I am - in a quiet Internet Cafe to keep away from the prying eyes of players and coaches in the Hotel - and who should walk in - yes - Team Mónaco :devil: Can a girl get no privacy to talk about them without being followed :haha: Bye for now!!!

justClaudia
05-05-2006, 12:49 AM
:haha: They love you more then chocolate, Rosie.

Glad you're having a good time. :) Tell Juan that his Portuguese fan was really pissed at him, when she saw that result from yesterday. :(

I'm kiding. :rolls: Have fun sweetie! :hug:

*Ljubica*
05-05-2006, 07:52 AM
:haha: They love you more then chocolate, Rosie.

Glad you're having a good time. :) Tell Juan that his Portuguese fan was really pissed at him, when she saw that result from yesterday. :(

I'm kiding. :rolls: Have fun sweetie! :hug:
Well I told him I was pissed at him - so why not add you to the list :p Anyway - here I am in Rome - not my favourite stop on the tennis tour - too noisy and frenetic for me :eek: - but guess I have to do what I'm told!! Catch you later :wavey:

*Ljubica*
05-05-2006, 08:00 PM
Rome quallies.........

Juan plays second match on Court 8 against Federico Luzzi from Italy.........oh dear lots of screaming Italian fans :rolleyes: Good Luck. Match will probably start about 2.00pm. Good that it's relatively early as rain is forecast for Rome tomorrow so later scheduled matches may not get played.

justClaudia
05-06-2006, 01:08 AM
Good luck for tomorow Juan! :)
The screaming fans are bit scary yeah, he needs to be ready for it.

Enjoy your time in Rome, Rosie. :hug: OMG, that city reminds me of shopping :hearts: spending money and all that. :lol:

Björki
05-06-2006, 07:25 AM
vamos Juan :bounce:

*Ljubica*
05-06-2006, 08:30 AM
Good luck for tomorow Juan! :)
The screaming fans are bit scary yeah, he needs to be ready for it.

Enjoy your time in Rome, Rosie. :hug: OMG, that city reminds me of shopping :hearts: spending money and all that. :lol:
I don't care about him - it's me I care about!!! My natural British reserve HATES screaming, il-mannered, badly behaved fans :fiery: If you read of murder being committed today it will probably be me committing it!!!!

*Ljubica*
05-06-2006, 02:31 PM
Well to be fair the crowd weren't too bad - most of them were too busy watching Galimberti beat Soadea on the adjoining court, And Juan won very easily 6-2, 6-2 so didn't give them any chance to shout. Tomorrow - Galimberti :eek:

FerrersLinda
05-06-2006, 06:36 PM
Bongiorno Rosie! :wavey:
I know you're only saying that about Rome to spare our feelings. That's so sweet of you. :angel: In the mean time I'm still sick with jealousy. I even look a little greenish --> :rolleyes:

Hope Juancito will do well and pull through into the main event. Just to scare you, here are a few possible first rounders for Juan:
Safin :eek: (although he's in sh*t shape)
Coria (same as Saf really)
Massu
Nalbi
Johansson

Hope you're still standing, have a great time! Don't drink too many espresso's they will make your hair turn green, kinda like my face. ;)

justClaudia
05-06-2006, 11:39 PM
Way to go Juan! :yippee: Good luck for tomorow.

I hope he gets to the main draw, really. But I'm crossing my fingers hard here, that he doesn't have to play David in the first round. :scared: Anyone else, PLEASE!

Rosie, I'm glad to know that the crowd wasn't that meany with you ( and with Juan as well.) :lol:

*Ljubica*
05-07-2006, 03:15 PM
Way to go Juan! :yippee: Good luck for tomorow.

I hope he gets to the main draw, really. But I'm crossing my fingers hard here, that he doesn't have to play David in the first round. :scared: Anyone else, PLEASE!

Rosie, I'm glad to know that the crowd wasn't that meany with you ( and with Juan as well.) :lol:
Well Juan is in the main draw now - beat Galimberti easily 6-3, 6-2. And sorry - I would love Juan to play David in the Main Draw - I would enjoy every minute of it :devil: :haha:

FerrersLinda
05-07-2006, 03:29 PM
Way to go Juanito!
I'm hoping for a Juan/Marat match. Shallow reasons ONLY. ;)

Corina2605
05-07-2006, 06:40 PM
Yay, congrats Juan on making the Roma maindraw, well done :)

marti_228
05-07-2006, 09:44 PM
Congrats Juan!!

He will play against Santoro.

justClaudia
05-08-2006, 03:27 AM
Well Juan is in the main draw now - beat Galimberti easily 6-3, 6-2. And sorry - I would love Juan to play David in the Main Draw - I would enjoy every minute of it :devil: :haha:
Way to go Juan! :bounce:

He would probably loose, so I don't think you would have much fun. :p But it won't happen, not this time at least. :lol:

Björki
05-08-2006, 05:40 AM
well done Juan :yeah:

*Ljubica*
05-08-2006, 02:14 PM
What a silly boy our Juan is :rolleyes: He lost that match with Santoro 6-4,2-6, 3-6, but if he had CONCENTRATED a bit more he would have won. He played better than Fabrice for most of the match - made some marvellous winners down the line, and was a break up in the final set - but Fab has much more experience and tennis knowledge than Juan - and he just bided his time until our man lost concentration again :rolleyes: - and bang - the match went the Frenchman's way. I enjoyed the match (despite the heat and the ghastly mosquito bites) - but Juan MUST learn to FOCUS if he is ever going to win matches like this and progress further. Coaches can only do so much - they can help you with technique - but your head is all your own work - so next time FOCUS Juanito :devil: or the people who can help you will lose patience!

And - Linda - I was not lying - I do NOT like Rome - can't wait to get out of the noisy place to some nice Northern city like Hamburg or Stockholm where people don't feel the need to shout at you or pinch your a** to get attention! Bye for now :wavey:

justClaudia
05-08-2006, 03:53 PM
Oh Juan. :( Focus kid, focus!!

Rosie, thanks for the reports, great as always. And have fun wherever you're going next. :hug:

*Ljubica*
05-08-2006, 04:54 PM
Oh Juan. :( Focus kid, focus!!

Rosie, thanks for the reports, great as always. And have fun wherever you're going next. :hug:
I am actually going home for a few days - want to see the cats, do some unpacking and washing etc and have some mail and other stuff I need to do - also Hospital appointment on Wednesday - but I hope to be back in Hamburg for the weekend if some "issues" can be sorted. You know the issues - men....... they cause so any problems!!!!! .:rolleyes: :haha:

sophia_c
05-08-2006, 05:33 PM
Well Rose...if you are coming back here...buy a large umbrella!!!

justClaudia
05-08-2006, 11:02 PM
I am actually going home for a few days - want to see the cats, do some unpacking and washing etc and have some mail and other stuff I need to do - also Hospital appointment on Wednesday - but I hope to be back in Hamburg for the weekend if some "issues" can be sorted. You know the issues - men....... they cause so any problems!!!!! .:rolleyes: :haha:
They do :haha: but we know how to deal with them, right? ;)

Good luck at the hospital, and don't forget to let us know all the details from Hamburg ;)
Oh, and hope your babies are okay. They probably miss their Momma already. :lol:

:hug:

FerrersLinda
05-09-2006, 01:42 PM
And - Linda - I was not lying - I do NOT like Rome - can't wait to get out of the noisy place to some nice Northern city like Hamburg or Stockholm where people don't feel the need to shout at you or pinch your a** to get attention! Bye for now :wavey:

:eek: Pinching your a**! :eek: Doesn't sound good. I didn't know it was that bad. I'm imagining short, bold Italian men with mustache in designer suits chasing you through the streets of Rome. Poor Rosie! Have a good trip home and then to Hamburg. I'm flying to Portugal in a few hours, where I'll be staying in teeny-tiny-village where internet has yet to be discovered so I'll be incommunicado for a week. Ciao. :wavey:

:secret: b.t.w. Juan really has a concentration problem, because I kinda saw that in his match against Calleri in Miami as well.

justClaudia
05-09-2006, 07:11 PM
:eek: Pinching your a**! :eek: Doesn't sound good. I didn't know it was that bad. I'm imagining short, bold Italian men with mustache in designer suits chasing you through the streets of Rome. Poor Rosie! Have a good trip home and then to Hamburg. I'm flying to Portugal in a few hours, where I'll be staying in teeny-tiny-village where internet has yet to be discovered so I'll be incommunicado for a week. Ciao. :wavey:

:secret: b.t.w. Juan really has a concentration problem, because I kinda saw that in his match against Calleri in Miami as well.


Well you can count with very good weather here. Today was actually a VERY hot day. Good flight, and hope you have a good time here. :D

*Ljubica*
05-10-2006, 07:48 AM
:eek: Pinching your a**! :eek: Doesn't sound good. I didn't know it was that bad. I'm imagining short, bold Italian men with mustache in designer suits chasing you through the streets of Rome. Poor Rosie! Have a good trip home and then to Hamburg. I'm flying to Portugal in a few hours, where I'll be staying in teeny-tiny-village where internet has yet to be discovered so I'll be incommunicado for a week. Ciao. :wavey:

:secret: b.t.w. Juan really has a concentration problem, because I kinda saw that in his match against Calleri in Miami as well.
Well I know that I'm late because you will be safely in Portugal by now - but have a wonderful time anyway :hug: As for the Italian men - yes they were all short (I am 5ft 8in so a lot of men are short to me!!!!), mostly overweight, greasy and vile :bolt:

And thanks Claudia - my babies are all fine. Caspar and Frodo have grown amazingly in just over a week :eek: They have suddenly got "tall" and remind me of leggy, gangly teenage boys- always eating and looking for trouble :haha:

justClaudia
05-10-2006, 11:05 PM
Well I know that I'm late because you will be safely in Portugal by now - but have a wonderful time anyway :hug: As for the Italian men - yes they were all short (I am 5ft 8in so a lot of men are short to me!!!!), mostly overweight, greasy and vile :bolt:

And thanks Claudia - my babies are all fine. Caspar and Frodo have grown amazingly in just over a week :eek: They have suddenly got "tall" and remind me of leggy, gangly teenage boys- always eating and looking for trouble :haha:


I had a cat when I was younger. He was like that as well, always looking for trouble. :haha: Now you made me remind him, he was the cutest thing. :)

I'm glad to know they are ok. :D

reiko
05-11-2006, 07:44 PM
Hi everyone!

I guess this is not "news" anymore but, just in case, Juan is coached by Mr. Mastelli (Horna's coach) in Rome and Hamburg. And he said he would play Japan Open again. Good news for fans in Japan. :D

Hope he will do better in Hamburg and further.

Sommarsverige
05-11-2006, 07:51 PM
Hi everyone!

I guess this is not "news" anymore but, just in case, Juan is coached by Mr. Mastelli (Horna's coach) in Rome and Hamburg. And he said he would play Japan Open again. Good news for fans in Japan. :D

Hope he will do better in Hamburg and further.

Thanks for the news, Reiko :hug:
Looking forward to see you and Juan in Hamburg ;)

marti_228
05-11-2006, 10:08 PM
I didn't know his coach was Mastelli, I thought it was Infantino.

Björki
05-12-2006, 07:26 AM
Rosie I hope we will finally meet in Hamburg :)

Corina2605
05-12-2006, 07:42 AM
Thanks Reiko, glad Juan returns to Japan this year :) Wish I could go, too, I miss Japan!

Have fun to everyone going to Hamburg!! And of course good luck to Juan :) !

justClaudia
05-13-2006, 02:54 AM
I didn't know his coach was Mastelli, I thought it was Infantino.
Juan's coach is Infantino. Well, at least was last time I checked. :confused: Rose? Please...help. :lol:

Have fun in Hamburg those who are going. :hug:

*Ljubica*
05-13-2006, 10:12 AM
Juan's coach is Infantino. Well, at least was last time I checked. :confused: Rose? Please...help. :lol:

Have fun in Hamburg those who are going. :hug:
Claudia - I will PM you.

*Ljubica*
05-13-2006, 03:41 PM
Juan won his 1st round of qualifying aganist Spadea 6/4 3/6 6/1 :)

justClaudia
05-13-2006, 04:35 PM
Juan won his 1st round of qualifying aganist Spadea 6/4 3/6 6/1 :)
:yeah:


Vinnay won't be rapping in Hamburg no more, yo. Hamburg will miss him fo sho, bro!

*Ljubica*
05-13-2006, 04:53 PM
:yeah:


Vinnay won't be rapping in Hamburg no more, yo. Hamburg will miss him fo sho, bro!
:haha: :haha: But never fear - he may not be rapping no more but it will give him much time for other things..................so ladies of Hamburg - beware :unsure:

sonia
05-13-2006, 06:07 PM
Juan won his 1st round of qualifying aganist Spadea 6/4 3/6 6/1 :)

Well done! :yeah: Vamos Juan!!!

marti_228
05-13-2006, 06:14 PM
Well done Juan! :sport:

Against who is he going to play now?

justClaudia
05-13-2006, 06:37 PM
:haha: :haha: But never fear - he may not be rapping no more but it will give him much time for other things..................so ladies of Hamburg - beware :unsure:

:bolt: OMG! I fear for all the German girls. MC Vinny Ice can be quite frightening. :lol:

sonia
05-13-2006, 06:42 PM
Well done Juan! :sport:

Against who is he going to play now?

Against Mihail ZVEREV! ;)

reiko
05-13-2006, 08:12 PM
Juan's coach is Infantino. Well, at least was last time I checked. :confused: Rose? Please...help. :lol:

Have fun in Hamburg those who are going. :hug:

Sorry if I confused you. I just heard that for Rome and Hamburg Juan is with Mastelli.

Maybe I better not post these kind of info anymore.....

Anyway, we (me and my friends) wish Juan good luck for the match tomorrow!

*Ljubica*
05-13-2006, 08:32 PM
:bolt: OMG! I fear for all the German girls. MC Vinny Ice can be quite frightening. :lol:
So can some of the girls from Hamburg ;) :p

justClaudia
05-13-2006, 11:32 PM
So can some of the girls from Hamburg ;) :p
I bet. :lol:


Reiko, it's okay no worries. :hug:

*Ljubica*
05-14-2006, 02:56 PM
Juan has qualified for the main draw. He beat Zverev 6-2, 7-5,

sonia
05-14-2006, 03:26 PM
Well done! :yeah:

marti_228
05-14-2006, 03:43 PM
Well done,Pico! :yeah:

He is going to play against Malisse and if he wins, he will play against Haas or Nadal :(

Corina2605
05-14-2006, 06:01 PM
Congrats Juan on making the maindraw :)

justClaudia
05-15-2006, 12:16 AM
Juan has qualified for the main draw. He beat Zverev 6-2, 7-5,
Well done Juan. :D

*Ljubica*
05-15-2006, 04:45 PM
Tomorrow's OOP:

M 4
Matches Start At: 11:00am
Robert LINDSTEDT (SWE)/Jarkko NIEMINEN (FIN) vs Martin DAMM (CZE)/Cyril SUK (CZE)
followed by
Xavier MALISSE (BEL) vs Juan MONACO (ARG)
followed by
Thomas JOHANSSON (SWE)/Ivan LJUBICIC (CRO) vs Michael LLODRA (FRA)/Olivier ROCHUS (BEL)
followed by
After Suitable Rest
Dominik HRBATY (SVK)/Sebastian PRIETO (ARG) vs Julian KNOWLE (AUT)/Jurgen MELZER (AUT)

justClaudia
05-15-2006, 04:56 PM
Vamos Juan! :D

*Ljubica*
05-16-2006, 12:31 PM
Juan won - but I am not rejoicing, because Malisse had to retire at 3-6, 0-2 :sad: Some people gloat and boast about such things :devil: but I can't relate to that, so will just say bad luck Xavier - get well soon, and good luck to Juan in the next round.

Corina2605
05-16-2006, 03:06 PM
Bad luck for Malisse :( But it's nice Juan is in the second round. Hope it's not the end of his Hamburg adventure. Vamos Juan!

justClaudia
05-16-2006, 06:10 PM
Aw, well good luck in the next round Juan.

Sommarsverige
05-16-2006, 08:53 PM
I am so happy Pico is in the 2nd round :)

I saw the match and can say that Pico played great also in the first set :yeah:
And honestly, I did not see an injury at Malisse, at least he played absolutely normal until he called for the trainer and gave up directly after!

But anyway, Juan is in the next round, vamos Juan :yeah:
And yes, I am supporting Juan, even if he has to play a Swede ;)

Corina2605
05-16-2006, 09:35 PM
Hallo Birte

Thanks for the match report, glad to hear Juan is playing well :) And I am impressed you will cheer for him tomorrow :)

Also, I read your Coria match report yesterday and thought it was really nice of Juan supporting his friend.

Keep enjoying Hamburg :)

marti_228
05-16-2006, 11:21 PM
It's nice to see Juan in the 2nd round. :)

justClaudia
05-16-2006, 11:37 PM
I am so happy Pico is in the 2nd round :)

I saw the match and can say that Pico played great also in the first set :yeah:
And honestly, I did not see an injury at Malisse, at least he played absolutely normal until he called for the trainer and gave up directly after!

But anyway, Juan is in the next round, vamos Juan :yeah:
And yes, I am supporting Juan, even if he has to play a Swede ;)
Thanks for the report Birte. :hug: Keep having a good time in Hamburg.

Fergie
05-17-2006, 12:50 AM
Good luck Juan in the next round!!! :yeah:

justClaudia
05-17-2006, 03:26 PM
:awww: Juan lost to Robin Soderling, 6/4 6/4.

Fergie
05-17-2006, 03:27 PM
Juan :sad:

sonia
05-17-2006, 03:37 PM
:awww:

justClaudia
05-17-2006, 03:38 PM
I wonder what's next for him. Poertschach, I believe.
His clay season is not going very well, and RG is so close.........

basil333
05-17-2006, 03:39 PM
Hi

I was at Juan`s match today. It was a hard fought match, he played really well, he fought back from being 2 breaks down in the first set and really played his heart out. He just said that Soderling was too tough today. It was a good fight.

Claudia - I asked him for his next tournament - he is going to the Austrian Tournament next week. He left Rothembaum (for the day) looking great and in a really good mood.

justClaudia
05-17-2006, 04:12 PM
Thanks. It's good to know he played well, and fought for the match.
I'm glad he was in a good mood. Time to move on. :)

reiko
05-17-2006, 04:19 PM
Thanks basil for the report. (For some reason, I was not able to watch the match today, though I was at Rothenbaum.)

Seeing Juan in Rome and Hamburg, one thing is sure - I'm happy and proud of to be his fan. There have been some disappointments but there are a lot of hope, too.

Anyway, good luck in the coming tournaments!

Sommarsverige
05-17-2006, 10:25 PM
I was also not able to watch Juans match today :( So I am very, very sad he lost, though he was playing a Swede!

But he got into the 2nd round, so I guess it is a little success for him anyway :)

Corina2605
05-17-2006, 10:30 PM
Hi

I was at Juan`s match today. It was a hard fought match, he played really well, he fought back from being 2 breaks down in the first set and really played his heart out. He just said that Soderling was too tough today. It was a good fight.

Claudia - I asked him for his next tournament - he is going to the Austrian Tournament next week. He left Rothembaum (for the day) looking great and in a really good mood.

Thanks for the report. Looking forward to the very special pics :)

Good luck to Juan in Austria next week :)

basil333
05-18-2006, 09:39 AM
Carlita and I were there... I blame the Tournament Director (and Albert Martin!!!) for not allowing Reiko and Sommarsviege to be there too!! :)

Corina... :) :) :)

*Ljubica*
05-20-2006, 10:35 AM
Today's OOP for quallies in Portschach:-

Court 8
Yuri Schukin - Eric Nunez
Massimo Dell'Acqua - Denis Gremelmayr
Thorsten Popp - Stephane Bohli
Adrian Ungur - Juan Monaco

Here is a link to the main draw if he qualifies http://www.atptennis.com/en/common/TrackIt.asp?file=/posting/2006/306/MDS.pdf

justClaudia
05-21-2006, 01:12 AM
Good luck Juan. :yeah:

Carlita
05-21-2006, 08:18 AM
Carlita and I were there... I blame the Tournament Director (and Albert Martin!!!) for not allowing Reiko and Sommarsviege to be there too!! :)

Corina... :) :) :)good point! :lol: or we could blame Vince :spit: ;)

sonia
05-21-2006, 08:28 AM
Good luck Piko!! :bigclap:

*Ljubica*
05-21-2006, 07:54 PM
Juan won his first two qualifying rounds, and will play the third tomorrow against Ghem. This mach was scheduled for this afternoon (Sunday), but delayed by rain. Here is the OOP.

Court 2
Matches start at: 10:00 AM
Andre GHEM (BRA) vs Juan MONACO (ARG)
not before 01:00 PM
Yeu-Tzuoo WANG (TPE) vs Juan Ignacio CHELA (ARG)
followed by
Alberto MARTIN (ESP) vs Potito STARACE (ITA)
followed by
Oliver MARACH (AUT)/Cyril SUK (CZE) vs Chris HAGGARD (RSA)/Robert LINDSTEDT (SWE

Corina2605
05-21-2006, 08:19 PM
Good luck Juan tomorrow :)

justClaudia
05-22-2006, 12:51 AM
:dance: Vamos Juan!

Björki
05-22-2006, 10:33 AM
Juan wins 7-6 7-5 :)

*Ljubica*
05-22-2006, 02:40 PM
Juan's 1st round opponent will be Dmitry Tursunov - which should be a very winnable match on clay. After that - should be the winner of Muller or Azzaro. This is definately a Mickey Mouse tournament - but it is a good chance for Juan to make up some points and improve his woeful ranking :rolleyes: so I hope he doesn't mess it up.

marti_228
05-22-2006, 05:12 PM
Hope he can do well in this tournament. About his ranking, at least he has reached number 114, last week he was number 130.

*Ljubica*
05-22-2006, 08:08 PM
Hope he can do well in this tournament. About his ranking, at least he has reached number 114, last week he was number 130.
This is true - but 114 is still :unsure: Anyway - here is tomorrow's OOP:
Court 1 (matches start at 1.00pm)
Andreas Seppi (ITA) vs Lukas Dlouhy (CZE)
followed by
Nicolas Lapentti (ECU) vs Ruben Ramirez Hidalgo (ESP)
followed by
Juan Mónaco (ARG) vs Dmitry Tursunov (RUS)

justClaudia
05-23-2006, 12:35 AM
Hope he can do well in this tournament. About his ranking, at least he has reached number 114, last week he was number 130.

God! :bolt:

Good luck against Dima, Juan. :)

Fergie
05-23-2006, 01:45 AM
Vamos Juan!!! :bounce:

FerrersLinda
05-23-2006, 08:50 AM
114 :confused: He should be able to be ranked way higher than that. Juan, wake up! At least Tursunov is a good match up. Juan should be the winner of that match.

VAMOS JUANCITO

*Ljubica*
05-23-2006, 09:53 AM
114 :confused: He should be able to be ranked way higher than that. Juan, wake up! At least Tursunov is a good match up. Juan should be the winner of that match.

VAMOS JUANCITO
Exactly - 114 :devil: Then people wonder why I get disappointed and angry with him sometimes :devil: Mind you - to be fair - it is not quite so bad as it looks. Although the Entry Ranking is 114 (mainly due to points from Casablanca Final coming off) - his place in this year's Champions' Race is 66 (only a few below Coria :eek: ) - which proves that his performances this year have been slow but steady and better overall than this time last year. We must just wait and see I guess. I know I've said this before - but his main problem isn't lack of talent it is lack of FOCUS and CONCENTRATION - and he makes me very mad sometimes because of it :fiery: People with much less talent are much higher in the rankings because they can keep themselves together at the important moments ............. :banghead: Only people like Safin can manage to do both - and Safin is a far better player than Juan and most others will ever be so you can't really compare him to anyone! OK - rant over!!

*Ljubica*
05-23-2006, 04:36 PM
Juan beat Tursunov 7-6 (4), 6-2.

Fergie
05-23-2006, 05:27 PM
Well done Juan! :yeah:

marti_228
05-23-2006, 05:35 PM
Well done, Juan!!!....please focus

Björki
05-23-2006, 05:44 PM
Juan :yeah:

Court 2 at 1 pm

Horna vs Seppi
Muller vs Monaco

justClaudia
05-23-2006, 11:17 PM
Juan beat Tursunov 7-6 (4), 6-2.
Well done chico! :yeah:

marti_228
05-24-2006, 06:02 PM
Because of the rain, he will play on Thursday

*Ljubica*
05-24-2006, 07:40 PM
Because of the rain, he will play on Thursday
Yes - first match on Court 8 against Gilles Muller, and later again if he wins.

Anyway - I am leaving for Paris tomorrow so I won't be here so much the next week or so - but will try and pop in with reports and updates whenever I can :wavey:

Björki
05-24-2006, 07:41 PM
have a great time in Paris Rose :wavey:

*Ljubica*
05-25-2006, 03:00 PM
Juan beat Muller 6-2, 6-0 this morning and then lost to Horna 3-6, 4-6 this afternoon. Sorry to be brief but I am using very expensive Hotel Internet connection :wavey:

justClaudia
05-25-2006, 09:31 PM
It's good to have news from you anyway. Have fun in Paris! :hug:

Juan. :awww:

Neely
05-25-2006, 09:50 PM
At least it was not a completely disappointing performance this week. Sad that he is out now (and Melzer, too) because otherwise I would have probably gone to the tournament for tomorrow and/or Saturday.

:wavey: Rosie, I hope that you had some good time in Pörtschach, not only in tennis terms, because it's a nice place if you can enjoy such landscape (depends on what kind of person you are) and it's just one of many in Austria.

Sommarsverige
05-26-2006, 08:29 AM
Rosie, have a great time in Paris :hug:

Sad Juan lost, but compared to the weeks before the result was okay...
Good luck for the French Open :yeah:

marti_228
05-26-2006, 03:59 PM
Juan will be playing against a qualifier in 1st round. I hope he can take advantge of this, last year he had to play against Grosjean and lost.

Good luck!

FerrersLinda
05-27-2006, 08:57 AM
I was quite pleased with Juan's performance this week. So I'm a little hopefull for RG. I know he has a lot of talent but can't always direct it into playing the way he should. With a bit of luck I might get to see him play in Paris.

Rosie, has it stopped raining yet over there? :confused: :mad:

*Ljubica*
05-27-2006, 04:31 PM
I was quite pleased with Juan's performance this week. So I'm a little hopefull for RG. I know he has a lot of talent but can't always direct it into playing the way he should. With a bit of luck I might get to see him play in Paris.

Rosie, has it stopped raining yet over there? :confused: :mad:
Yes :) In fact it was quite warm today!

Today Juan played a one-set exhibition against Rafael Nadal. It was part of the annual Benny Berthet Charity Day for disadvantaged kids. He lost of course (3-6) but played pretty well after a very nervous start.................I guess it must be nerve wracking to come out in front of a packed crowd on the main court to play the reigning champion :unsure: To be there was good experience for him though. More later :wavey:

FerrersLinda
05-27-2006, 05:40 PM
[QUOTE=Rosie]Yes :) In fact it was quite warm today![QUOTE]

:aparty: :aparty: :aparty: :aparty: :aparty: :aparty:

Humming (sore throat so can't sing) and dancing because I might get to see the sun this week. :dance:

Wish I could have seen Juan play Rafa. Must have been a fun thing to watch and a semi-relaxed way for Juancito to get into the tourney.

Purple Rainbow
05-27-2006, 06:26 PM
Juan Monaco to play Melle van Gemerden in the first round of Roland Garros. Good luck to both! :)

justClaudia
05-27-2006, 11:36 PM
Not a bad first round at all. Good luck Pico. :)

Sommarsverige
05-28-2006, 09:37 AM
Good luck Pico :yeah:

FerrersLinda
05-28-2006, 10:06 PM
Good first round for Juan.

Vamos Juanito.... I'm expecting great things.

*Ljubica*
05-29-2006, 06:23 PM
Juan plays second on Court 10 tomorrow.

Neely
05-29-2006, 09:25 PM
:banana: Good luck for the first round tomorrow! Don't lose, please! :D

justClaudia
05-29-2006, 11:29 PM
Vamos!! Good luck for tomorow. :bounce:

Fergie
05-30-2006, 02:49 AM
Vamos Juan!!! :bounce:

justClaudia
05-30-2006, 07:57 PM
Juan won :bounce: 6-2, 6-3, 6-4.

I haven't seen the match, but the score seems nice to me. Good start Pico. :yeah:

marti_228
05-31-2006, 12:47 AM
Otra vez con mucha fe

El argentino Juan Mónaco superó por segunda vez en su carrera la primera ronda de Roland Garros y comienza a sentirse "ganador"


Mónaco pasó a la segunda rueda y se ilusionaPARIS (EFE) -- El argentino Juan Mónaco superó por segunda vez en su carrera la primera ronda de Roland Garros y comienza a sentirse "ganador", algo que no le sucedía en toda la temporada.


"Tuve que cambiar mi actitud porque tenía mucha inestabilidad. Cuando pierdes todo es difícil, pero ahora todo ha cambiado, ahora vuelvo a tener una actitud ganadora", dijo el de Tandil después de imponerse al holandés Melle Van Gemerden por 6-3, 6-2 y 6-4.


Dejó a su entrenador Eduardo Infantino y empezó a buscar "el ritmo de antes" para recuperar la progresión que había perdido.


Las claves de su recuperación son "el sacrificio, la humildad, ser el de antes", una fórmula con la que ha recuperado la confianza y el buen juego.


"El mejor signo es que he vuelto a jugar fases previas de los torneos, algo que no hacía desde hace dos años", dijo el tenista argentino, quien afirmó que esa es una prueba de humildad.


Su confianza es ahora superior y espera superar la segunda ronda de París, algo que nunca ha logrado en un Grand Slam.


Para ello tendrá que vencer al español Fernando Verdasco, favorito 28, que hoy se impuso al argentino Juan Ignacio Chela.


"Prefería a Verdasco antes que a Chela, se me dan bien los zurdos. Va a ser un partido difícil, pero ahora tengo que trabajar para prepararlo bien", comentó.


Del partido de hoy, Mónaco destacó el triunfo, "que nunca es fácil en una primera ronda", y la brevedad del encuentro, "que te permite guardar fuerzas para el resto del torneo.


:yeah: It's nice to see him with this attitude and good luck!!
(sorry, but I'm too lazy to translate it)

jazz_girl
05-31-2006, 08:07 AM
Reiko's famous now ;)
http://www.ole.clarin.com/jsp/v4/pagina.jsp?pagId=1205646

Corina2605
05-31-2006, 08:25 AM
Reiko's famous now ;)
http://www.ole.clarin.com/jsp/v4/pagina.jsp?pagId=1205646

Wow, congrats Reiko and the Japanese power team :) !!!!

Also congrats to Juan on winning his first match yesterday. Good luck for the rest of the touranment!!!

Björki
05-31-2006, 08:46 AM
can someone translate the article pls :)
Did Reiko write this or is it about her?

justClaudia
05-31-2006, 02:51 PM
I don't have time to translate it Peggy, cause I am working. :awww:

But I can tell you that was Reiko who wrote it, and it basically stats how sweet and nice Juan has been to her whenever she saw him. She mentions Zaba and Gaudio as well, and she also describes herself as a fanatic for the Argentine Tennis. :lol: Very nice article. :)

Reiko is a star! :yippee:

Björki
05-31-2006, 03:05 PM
Thanks Claudia that's okay :)

Famos Reiko :woohoo:

FerrersLinda
06-01-2006, 02:18 PM
Hi everybody :wavey:
Got back from RG last night. I saw Pico train on tuesday and tried to get into his match against Van Gemerden.
I was so angry because I couldn't get in. :mad: The match was on a very small court with not many seats. And the whole population of Melle Van Gemerden's village had come to watch him play. I felt so sorry for Juan, there where only Dutch people cheering Van Gemerden on. I actually stood in line to get in next to Raymond Sluiter, who eventually got in because somebody was smart enough to make place for him. So I gave up and stood on the steps of court Suzanne Lenglen with some Argentines, screaming VAMOS PICO! Actually it was quite funny because we could only see there heads. :rolls:

I heard Pico played very good, but I also saw the Verdasco/Chela match and Verdasco looked really good, so it will be a tough one for Pico.

I did take some pictures of the training but I won't have time to sort them out until monday, so patience please. :D

reiko
06-01-2006, 10:45 PM
Well, actually I did not write it. After the Van Gemerden match, someone came up to me and asked why I, who is not Argentine, has ARG flag, how I came to know Juan, etc. etc.

Btw, Juan played great today. Wish him the very best luck for tomorrow. I will be there.

justClaudia
06-01-2006, 10:58 PM
FerrersLinda, thanks for the report and can't wait to see the pictures. :hug:

Reiko :hug: have fun tomorow! And all the best to Juan, but erm......I don't think so, I have the feeling Fernando will win. But we'll see.

Fergie
06-02-2006, 11:45 AM
Juan d. Verdasco 4-6 6-4 6-4 6-1 :woohoo:

Björki
06-02-2006, 11:49 AM
great win Juan :yeah:

FerrersLinda
06-02-2006, 11:58 AM
Yippie, I can't tell you guys how happy I am with Pico winning this match!

justClaudia
06-02-2006, 03:16 PM
Never expected Pico could actually win, especially after Fernando's match against Chela.

But well done Juan. Good job! :bounce:

marti_228
06-02-2006, 06:02 PM
Never expected Pico could actually win, especially after Fernando's match against Chela.

But well done Juan. Good job! :bounce:


You're very pessimist.
I actually think that he has an opportunity to win tomorrow. It's really important that he is confident and concentrated.


Does someone know how many points a player wins round by round? I can't find it in the web pages of RG or ATP.

justClaudia
06-02-2006, 06:06 PM
You're very pessimist.

Yes, I am. I'm aware of that, you know.

Fergie
06-02-2006, 06:38 PM
Saturday OOP

LENGLEN 11:00 Start
Justine Henin-Hardenne (BEL)[5] vs. Tathiana Garbin (ITA)
Julien Benneteau (FRA) vs. Radek Stepanek (CZE)[11]
Ivana Lisjak (CRO) vs. Martina Hingis (SUI)[12]
Juan Monaco (ARG) vs. Ivan Ljubicic (CRO)[4]

I'll have this match on tv for sure! :yeah:

Corina2605
06-02-2006, 07:58 PM
Never expected Pico could actually win, especially after Fernando's match against Chela.

But well done Juan. Good job! :bounce:

Same here Claudia, I didn't expect him to win, as I did see Verdasco's match against Chelita in Paris and Fernando played brilliantly. But Juan played pretty well against Nadal in the exhibition match last Saturday, I especially liked his backhand. Juan really seems to be in a very good form and I am very happy about it :) :) :) Vamos Juan tomorrow!!!!

Sommarsverige
06-02-2006, 08:50 PM
:bounce: :bounce: about Picos win :)
Of course I am a bit sad for Nando, but from what I heard Pico really deserved it!
So, vamos against Ljubicic :yeah:

FerrersLinda
06-02-2006, 09:20 PM
VAMOS PICO

Ljubo is beatable on clay........I think? :confused:

justClaudia
06-03-2006, 12:01 AM
I think Ivan is beatable on clay, but still he is a very though player on any surface. I dunno, we'll see. Tough match, but is Juan is focused I think he can do this.

Vamos!! Good luck Pico.

basil333
06-03-2006, 05:24 AM
If he beat an in-form Nando (and I have seen that Nando is VERY in-form the last few weeks) Juan has an excellent chance.

Neely
06-03-2006, 06:02 PM
fight fight Juan! don't give up! :rocker2:

marti_228
06-03-2006, 10:00 PM
The match has not finished yet!!! Fight!!!

YOU CAN:)

Björki
07-06-2006, 06:56 PM
where will Juan play next?

reiko
07-07-2006, 08:45 PM
Juan is on the alternate list of both Gstaad and Bastad, and not in the Bastad qualy. So he might play either of them. And/Or he still might play bundesliga, which starts on Sunday, 9th.

Let's wait and see.

Anyway, vamooooooooos Juan!

marti_228
07-07-2006, 10:24 PM
I hope he can enter in any of the tournaments.

Good luck!

I've seen Tenis Pro recently and he is appearing there again, he said that he used to have a coach that didn't let him appearing on tv (Infantino).

reiko
07-08-2006, 11:18 AM
Found this in bundesliga site. Juan is mentioned here but I just can't make out what's written. Maybe it says nothing (new).

Mit etlichen Neuerungen geht die Liga ins Rennen. Nur noch vier Einzel und zwei Doppel werden gespielt. Der dritte Satz ist als "Champions Tie-Break" (bis zehn) verkürzt. Als besonderes Bonbon bietet die Bundesliga erstmals Weltklassespieler aus den "Top 50" und sieben der neun Spieltage an einem Sonntag. Angeführt wird das elitäre Feld vom Finnen Jarkko Nieminen (ATP 18), der wie der Tscheche Jiri Novak (ATP 49) und Davis Cup-Spieler Alexander Waske (ATP 89) mit dem TC Blau-Weiss Halle zur Titeljagd ansetzt. In die will der traditionsreiche Rochusclub Düsseldorf ebenfalls eingreifen. Teamchef Detlev Irmler hat mit dem Franzosen Fabrice Santoro (ATP 49) sowie dem Argentinier Juan Monaco (ATP 81) die "spanische Armada" vom Rhein nicht etwa gesprengt, sondern mit Alberto Marin (ATP 52) und Ex-French-Open-Gewinner Albert Costa (ohne Ranking) noch verstärkt. Im 18. Anlauf soll der Meistertopf endlich an den Rolanderweg wandern.

From: http://www.tennisbundesliga.de/seiten/aktuelles/info/2006/info6_07_05.hml.html

reiko
07-08-2006, 10:39 PM
Juan plays doubles in Bastad with Coria.
R1 against Acasuso/Chela.
Here's the draw:
http://www.synsamswedishopen.com/tournament/doubles.asp

Well, maybe he still plays bundesliga tomorrow (Sunday) and then fly to Bastad...
Anyway, GOOD LUCK! :)

marti_228
07-09-2006, 02:24 AM
I didn't understand, is he in Germany right now?

Truc
07-09-2006, 10:09 AM
The article in German only says he's playing for the Rochus Club in the Bundesliga this year, Reiko. You can find all the informations about the Bundesliga in JMG's thread, the article doesn't say anything new:
http://www.menstennisforums.com/showthread.php?t=75490
His team is playing today, but his name isn't in the order of play, so I don't think he is in Germany.

(But thanks for the article, I had completely forgotten about this Bundesliga thing!)

reiko
07-11-2006, 11:29 PM
Thanks, Truc. I wasn't aware there was a bundesliga thread in MTF!

Bastad Wednesday OOP:
Court 1  Start 12.30
Simon ASPELIN (SWE) / Todd PERRY (AUS)
 - Nicolas ALMAGRO (ESP) / Juan Antonio MARIN (CRC) To finish 2-3
Luis HORNA (PER) / Alberto MARTIN (ESP)
 - Michael KOHLMANN (GER) / Alexander WASKE (GER)
Martin GARCIA (ARG) / Sebastian PRIETO (ARG)
 - Robert LINDSTEDT (SWE) / Jarkko NIEMINEN (FIN)
Guillermo CORIA (ARG) / Juan MONACO (ARG)
 - Jose ACASUSO (ARG) / Juan Ignacio CHELA (ARG)
Ervin ELESKOVIC (SWE) / Michael RYDERSTEDT (SWE)
 - Christopher KAS (GER) / Oliver MARACH (AUT)

marti_228
07-12-2006, 01:09 AM
Again Coria-Acasuso! OK good luck Pikito!

Truc
07-15-2006, 03:39 PM
Pico should play tomorrow for the Bundesliga:
http://www.ngz-online.de/public/article/ngz/news/sport/342974

marti_228
07-15-2006, 09:08 PM
But he will play in Sttutgart, Can he do both things? I don´t understand this thing of Bundesliga.

Truc
07-16-2006, 07:53 AM
The Bundesliga is just on Sunday, it's not a problem for Stuttgart.
I guess he plays this round because he's already in Germany. It doesn't mean he will play the other rounds for his team. Maybe 1 or 2 more while he is in Europa.

(The Bundesliga is not important, it is just $$ for the foreign players who are playing for the German clubs. But I mentioned it because who knows, maybe somebody lives in the area of Neuss and is interested - according to the article, Santoro, Beto, Horna and Juan are supposed to play for the team today.)

Sommarsverige
07-17-2006, 09:42 AM
So sad Guille and Pico lost against Acasuso / Chela :(
Guille and Pico were really playing good together and it was just bad luck that they lost the match...

marti_228
07-19-2006, 04:29 PM
He won against Vliegen 6/3 1/0,I don't know what happened to him that forced him to retire. That's good because after a long match like the one against Berrer, Juan didn't have to run and get so tired. Now he'll play Melzer.

Does someone have any photos,please?

FerrersLinda
07-19-2006, 09:06 PM
:aparty: Juany is doing so well in Stuttgart. Go get Melzer, Juan. :bounce:

Here's a pic. of Juan and another one of my fav's ........ oh and two more Argentine's.

Sommarsverige
07-19-2006, 09:14 PM
Ah, cute pic :inlove:

Thank you so much for posting it, Linda :hug:

marti_228
07-20-2006, 01:22 AM
That's a nice pic!I like his hair now,I saw in Tennis Pro how he had his hair cut in Hamburg.

All the tandilenses.But who is the shortest one?

FerrersLinda
07-20-2006, 06:14 PM
Ah, cute pic :inlove:

Thank you so much for posting it, Linda :hug:

Your welcome.

And to add to the excitement ......... drumroll......... Juan won his R16 match against Melzer 4-6,7-6,4-6. :clap2: :clap2: :clap2:

Next up Lucho Horna. VAMOS JUAN

FerrersLinda
07-20-2006, 06:18 PM
That's a nice pic!I like his hair now,I saw in Tennis Pro how he had his hair cut in Hamburg.

All the tandilenses.But who is the shortest one?

It's Diego Junqueira. :scratch: I think. :shrug:

Corina2605
07-20-2006, 08:19 PM
Congrats to Juan on making the quarterfinals:)! He must be playing pretty well this week, that's great :)

Vamos Juan!!!!!

reiko
07-20-2006, 09:49 PM
Hi from Dream Land aka Stuttgart.
As you all might have imagined, Juan has been playing great - except the very 1st day here. I'm soooooo happy! Who knows, this could be..... ;)



Some pics:

Juan in Rome 2006:
http://blog.goo.ne.jp/reiko_nl/e/454c2afc0faa1f14e51e895a3a1c6227

Juan in hamburg 2006:
http://blog.goo.ne.jp/reiko_nl/e/58ab01af92fe4b77f49d584db5ab106f

marti_228
07-20-2006, 10:07 PM
Nice pics!
who's that man sitting next to Juan in the balcony in Rome?

Fergie
07-21-2006, 12:27 PM
Juan d. Horna 5-2 ret (shoulder)

Well done Juan :D

FerrersLinda
07-21-2006, 03:47 PM
:aparty: :aparty: :aparty: :aparty: :aparty: :aparty: :aparty: :aparty:
Juan won!
:rocker2: :rocker2: :rocker2: :rocker2: :rocker2: :rocker2: :rocker2: :rocker2:
Semi's against Acasuso, might be a bit much for him, but he seems to be on a roll.
VAMOS JUAN



Edit: just realized that Acasuso has to win his match against Marach first. :rolleyes: Bit of wishful thinking there. :cool:

Sommarsverige
07-21-2006, 03:55 PM
Pico :bounce: :bounce: :banana:

I am so happy for him, must be a dream coming true ;)

FerrersLinda
07-21-2006, 04:09 PM
In honor of Pico making it into the semifinal a picture of him I nicked of the ATPsite. :)

note to Juan: close your mouth chico ;)

FerrersLinda
07-21-2006, 05:44 PM
:aparty: :aparty: :aparty: :aparty: :aparty: :aparty: :aparty: :aparty:
Juan won!
:rocker2: :rocker2: :rocker2: :rocker2: :rocker2: :rocker2: :rocker2: :rocker2:
Semi's against Acasuso, might be a bit much for him, but he seems to be on a roll.
VAMOS JUAN



Edit: just realized that Acasuso has to win his match against Marach first. :rolleyes: Bit of wishful thinking there. :cool:

I can foresee the future. :eek:
Acasuso it is.

Corina2605
07-21-2006, 07:15 PM
YYYAAAYYYY!!! Big congrats to Juan on making the semifinal in Stuttgart, wonderful result :) :) :) (sorry for Horna, though)

Reiko, your pics are fantastic, love them :) Juan gets cuter and cuter :)

Corina2605
07-22-2006, 03:50 PM
Well, Juan lost, but he did play a good match today. He lost focus when he was break up, but semifinal is still a very good result and it's no shame to lose to Chucho. Congrats Juan :) The hug between Pico and Chucho at the end was really cute!

Good luck to Juan in Kitz :) And everyone who is lucky to be there, have fun cheering for Juan and partying :)

marti_228
07-22-2006, 05:09 PM
I couldn't watch the end of the match so I didn't know about the hug :hug:
It might have been cute. :)

Again there were problems of concentration today but it was a very good week.

Good luck in Kitzbuhel (spelling?)!:bounce:

FerrersLinda
07-22-2006, 07:09 PM
Problems of concentration or no problems of concentration, Juan played a really good match. I don't think I've ever seen him fight like that before. Even in the third he was still going for it. Well done Juan. :clap2:

And yes, the hug between Pico and Chucho at the end was very cute. :angel:

marti_228
07-22-2006, 08:06 PM
Finally I could see the hug!It was cute,he is cute:)
How many times did he fall down on the clay? haha

marti_228
07-25-2006, 04:55 PM
He won the first round in Kitzbuehel by defeating Azzaro 6-4 6-2.:)
He'll play Gaudio but if he plays well like last week or like today, I suppose he can win. Gaudio is playing so bad lately.
Maybe Juan has a chance for the Davis Cup.

marti_228
07-26-2006, 05:09 PM
Does anyone know why he retired?

Corina2605
07-26-2006, 07:43 PM
He suffered from a heat stroke. It isn't too serious, but still sad, of course, that the tournament had to end like this for him :(

Anyway, next week is very soon! Vamos Juan :)

marti_228
07-30-2006, 01:47 AM
This is the main draw in Sopot

(1)Nikolay Davdyenko (RUS) vs Christophe Rochus (BEL)
Juan Monaco (ARG) vs Jurgen Melzer (AUT)
Phillip Kohlschreiber (GER) vs Carlos Barlocq (ARG)
Lukas Dlouhy (CZE) vs (6)Ruben Ramirez Hidalgo (ESP)

(3)Gaston Gaudio (ARG) vs Boris Pashanski (SCG)
Oliver Marach (AUT) vs Alexander Waske (GER)
Jurgen Zabaleta (ARG) vs Guillermo Garcia Lopez (ESP)
Q vs (7)Filippo Volandri (ITA)

(8)Augustin Calleri (ARG) vs Q
Grzegorz Panfil (POL) vs Raemon Sluiter (NED)
Jiri Vanek (CZE) vs Alessio Di Mauro (ITA)
Michal Przysiezny (POL) vs (4)Guillermo Coria (ARG)

(5)Juan Ignacio Chela (ARG) vs Q
Marcos Daniel (BRA) vs Q
Lukas Kubot (POL) vs Florian Mayer (GER)
Ivo Minar (CZE) vs (2)Tommy Robredo (ESP)


It's not a lucky one for Juan but he is playing well :) Good luck!

Corina2605
07-30-2006, 06:09 PM
Good luck Juan this week :)

Neely
08-02-2006, 12:56 PM
Juan won in three sets against my other fav Melzer

good luck now for the next round, but it's Davydenko already :scared: so very difficult! :(

reiko
08-05-2006, 04:07 PM
Bundesliga result on Friday, 4 August:
Juan beat Robin Vik 64 76

:)


Though in German, some match description of Juan's Sopot match against Melzer from J.Melzer's diary at sport1.at (http://www.sport1.at/coremedia/generator/id=3425466.html):
Obwohl ich in Sopot in der ersten Runde gegen Juan Monaco wieder knapp in drei Sätzen verloren habe, muss ich sagen, dass es eigentlich ein geiles Match war. Meine Leistung war wirklich in Ordnung. Anders als vor zwei Wochen in Stuttgart, wo er verdient gewonnen hat, war ich meiner Meinung nach diesmal unter dem Strich der etwas Bessere.

Den ersten Satz habe ich mit 6:2 eigentlich zu glatt gewonnen. Fast jedes Game war hart umkämpft. Im zweiten Satz lag ich bis zum Tiebreak immer zurück: 0:3, 2:3, 2:4, 3:5, 5:6 (da hatte er schon Satzbälle). Auch im Tiebreak war Monaco schließlich der Bessere. Im dritten Satz habe ich schnell mit 2:0 geführt, aber leider gleich wieder das Rebreak kassiert. Bis zum 4:4 verlief es ganz knapp. Dann hatte ich Aufschlag und Einstand und kassierte leider das entscheidende Break. Monaco hat dann locker ausserviert. Schade, aber da kann man nichts machen.

Vamos, Juan! :tennis:

Corina2605
08-06-2006, 08:23 PM
Thanks Reiko for Jürgen's match report. Sounds like it was a good match.

Good luck to Juan for his next tournaments!

reiko
08-08-2006, 12:35 AM
Bundesliga results from Sunday, 6th August:

Monaco, Juan (ARG/ATP 72) beat Berlocq, Carlos (ARG/ATP 112) 6:0, 6:0
Monaco/Portas beat Vanek/Meffert, Dominik 6:4, 4:6, 10:8

(http://www.tennisbundesliga.de/seiten/bundesliga1/spieltage06/b1spieltag6.htm )

marti_228
08-08-2006, 02:28 AM
He is having good results recently. That's great!
Is it on clay?

marti_228
08-08-2006, 02:29 AM
And from what I've seen in that link, he is in a good team.

reiko
08-09-2006, 12:04 AM
Yes, it's clay, I think.

Here are some pics of Juan, too:
MY TENNIS PICTURES - links added 9 August (http://www.menstennisforums.com/showthread.php?t=82830)

Sommarsverige
08-22-2006, 06:17 AM
What´s wrong with Pico? Is he playing the US Open?
Or will he play again at the clay court events after New York??

Hope to see him back in action soon :)

reiko
08-22-2006, 01:11 PM
What´s wrong with Pico? Is he playing the US Open?
Or will he play again at the clay court events after New York??

Hope to see him back in action soon :)

He should be playing the USO. At least, he is 91 on the entry list.
http://www.stevegtennis.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1749


He played New Haven qualy and lost in the 1st round:
Juan MONACO (ARG) vs Alex KUZNETSOV (USA) 4-6 5-7

Then, he will play Bucharest, Mumbai and hopefully Tokyo.

I'm hoping to see him in Tokyo - I mean see him winning a lot there!

Sommarsverige
08-22-2006, 08:17 PM
He should be playing the USO. At least, he is 91 on the entry list.
http://www.stevegtennis.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1749


He played New Haven qualy and lost in the 1st round:
Juan MONACO (ARG) vs Alex KUZNETSOV (USA) 4-6 5-7

Then, he will play Bucharest, Mumbai and hopefully Tokyo.

I'm hoping to see him in Tokyo - I mean see him winning a lot there!

Thanks Reiko for the update :hug: I really started to wonder...
So vamos Pico in New York :yeah: