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felifan
01-31-2004, 08:04 AM
I will post some pictures of Feli I've collected. I kind of have a lot so I won't do them all at once. Why doesn't Feli have his own thread??

felifan
01-31-2004, 08:17 AM
will post a few more for now.

michelleg
01-31-2004, 07:16 PM
Thanks for the pics :D

I have taken loads of him in Montreal, Miami, Paris...I have them all posted at http://groups.msn.com/ArnaudClement

Just look for Michelle's montreal pics, bercy pics etc. I plan on posting my 2004 Indian Wells and Miami pics there as well! Guaranteed that I will have at least one or two rolls of Feli!

Neely
02-18-2004, 03:38 PM
I've just came across some nice pictures of Feli... I didn't see them posted yet... if yes, maybe there are some people who don't know them yet.

http://www.tennis.info/images/PS/Feliciano0163.jpg

To check out the complete gallery go to: http://www.tennis.info/PSFeliciano.asp

On the top of the page, you can also find links to more off-court picture series of the following players:


Alina Jidkova (nice!)
Anastasia Myskina (wow, I didn't notice her being so beautiful on the court yet)
Emmanuelle Gagliardi
Jennifer Hopkins
Rossana Neffa de los Rios
Lina Krasnoroutskaya
Julia Vakulenko
Feliciano Lopez (hot!)
Heinrich Heyl
John Valenti
Simon Larose (hot)
Alberto Martin
Dusan Vemic
Tripp Phillips


:) :) :) :) :) :)

Yanina
02-25-2004, 05:26 AM
what kind of pics!!!!!!!!!!!!! There are amazing!!!!
HI! I'm yanina from Argentina. I love Nalbandian and MOyá. Also calleri and Monaco. But i think this spanish boy will be my next faourite tennis player!!!! Jeje! He's so cute!
yani
great pics!

felifan
03-06-2004, 02:01 AM
Here is links to sites with lots of Feli pics. Type in Feliciano Lopez into both searches. Has new Dubai pics too.

http://editorial.****************/source/CFW/Product.aspx?p=2&e=0&pg=1&am=-1

http://aapimage.com/fotoweb/

CooCooCachoo
03-06-2004, 07:08 AM
Why doesn't Feli have his own thread??


Why should he have one?

michelleg
03-17-2004, 02:52 AM
Bunches and heaps of my Feli pics from Indian Wells are now available for your viewing pleasure :)

http://groups.msn.com/TennisPics2004

felifan
03-17-2004, 04:37 AM
thanks so much for sharing your feli pics. they were very good also! thanks. could you mention a few words about seeing feli's practices, anything. here or on your own site. thanks again. will you be in miami?

michelleg
03-17-2004, 05:02 AM
Yes, I will be in Miami as well.

Feli's practices (I didn't miss one!) were fun, although his match v. Horna was an absolute disaster. I couldn't bear to watch, had to leave and watch from the Gaudio match on the adjacent court. He couldn't hit a backand to save his life and was just absolutely frustrated, as Horna had an answer to everything. He was not playing his style of tennis, was trying to play from the baseline with some seriously errant groundies.

He practiced shirtless, I spoke with him once, he was very nice :) He also roamed about the grounds shirtless which made for great fun for me!

Hmmmm not much else to say, I saw him at the hotel quite a bit, but not like in Bercy...

felifan
03-17-2004, 04:29 PM
michelle,

again thanks for your pictures. hope you can see feli and take more great pics in miami! just curious, what do you mean about bercy? and who does feli hang around with verdasco and maria sanchez or just his coach?

michelleg
03-17-2004, 09:17 PM
In Indian Wells, he was either with Verdasco or Maria. In Bercy he was with Maria until she left and then with Francisco every night thereafter, sometimes with Alex C. and Al C.

Springy
03-28-2004, 12:42 PM
join the group!!

link is below

lolita
05-14-2004, 03:17 PM
Why should he have one?
well i don't know about you guys, but i think feli deserves his own thread. he's a good player not to mention very cute (Ha!) but it really is up to all of you....i just think he's good enough to get one

felifan
05-19-2004, 10:00 PM
I cannot access Reiko's pictures but want to see the Feli pics. Can someone ask Reiko if okay to post them here and post the Feli pics? thanks. Maybe Michelle can put them on her msn tennis group?

http://f2.pg.photos.yahoo.com/reiko_tenispics_hamburg

lolita
05-20-2004, 07:57 AM
I cannot access Reiko's pictures but want to see the Feli pics. Can someone ask Reiko if okay to post them here and post the Feli pics? thanks. Maybe Michelle can put them on her msn tennis group?

http://f2.pg.photos.yahoo.com/reiko_tenispics_hamburg
hey, can someone please please please, post the link to Reiko's tennis masters madrid pictures? and please people, don't stop posting Feli pics...okay? Need more daily dose of Feli pics here :) Oh la la

keep it up...CHEERS!!
LOLA

forever_rafter
06-01-2004, 03:51 PM
He has the pair of most beautiful blue eyes I've ever seen
http://cache.****************/comp/50911881.jpg?x=x&dasite=MS_GINS&ef=2&ev=1&dareq=E2399169AC85D6DE3E9D5FB2793690E5734A88AB8AF8 08A9

michelleg
06-01-2004, 03:57 PM
Hold on to your britches, ladies, as I am in the process of getting my pics from Roland Garros posted to my msn site. I'd post Reiko's there, but after taking well over 200 pics at RG, I'm not sure how much room I will have.

Saw Feli play twice, once in the exhibition on Benny Berthet day (front row!) and then again v. Lapentti. The pics came out very well, just need to resize and crop, so give me a day or so and they will all be there!!!!

forever_rafter
06-01-2004, 04:02 PM
Cool, BTW, Arnaud Di Pasquale looks GREAT with shorter hair

michelleg
06-04-2004, 10:06 PM
Feli pics are posted :-) and they are lovely!

http://groups.msn.com/tennispics2004

enjoy!

enqvistfan
06-05-2004, 08:11 AM
Hi, I also took pics of Feliciano this year in RG. I missed him in the grounds courts during his practrice just before the opening of the tournament but I saw his two first matches. The pics will be available soon on my website. The pics are great as we were very close to the players. It is an advantage when the players are not popular, they play on smaller courts and we can take great pictures.

Good luck for Wimbledon Feliciano !!

Agassi Fan
06-21-2004, 02:09 PM
HI fans!
I sell very good photos on Lopez from Miami 2003 and Roland Garros 2004. I have some articels and posters from many tennis magazines.


1 photo cost 1,5 Euros.

If you want them, write me! sambora@freemail.hu

Mariann from Hungary, Europe. :wavey:

enqvistfan
06-26-2004, 09:08 PM
Hola,

My Feli's pics are online, check my website :

http://www.thomasenqvist.com/rolandgarrosreport04.htm

I took them when he played his first round against Lappenti.

Some of his second round are coming up tomorrow.

Michelle : your pics are great, thanks for sharing them with us.

Do you swap pictures ? I like the Moya's pics a lot. Just let me know if you swap, we can swap pictures or if you are a fan of the French players, I can give you many articles about them (from mags and newspapers)

Valérie
http://www.thomasenqvist.com

sanell
07-25-2004, 08:54 PM
Hy! VAMOS FELI!
Check out My website! Feli pics in The képek section!
http://tenisz.gportal.hu

michelleg
07-26-2004, 02:18 AM
Valerie, sorry its taken me so long to respond! Please feel free to take any of the pics off the site (do it very very soon, as I am in the process of building a permanent site where I will eventually sell some of my better photos...)

Just left click and you can copy them :)

~EMiLiTA~
07-28-2004, 12:30 PM
Hi guys, I also have a tennis site with some photos of Feli from various tournaments...if you're interested, the address is www.geocities.com/atp_chica

Aleksa's Laydee
07-28-2004, 12:46 PM
Heres a couple of pics i took of feli at wimbledon :wavey:

felifan
08-09-2004, 04:45 AM
Feli is one of many ATP guys like Safin, Haas, Moya that did a photoshoot for US Weekly coming up that was done in Cincinatti. I got this info from the ATP site.

freesbee
08-14-2004, 01:44 PM
Hello everyone!
Wow, some cool pics you've got here! Love them!
I'm a big fan of Feli! I hope he'll do great at the olympics.

greetings!

Jennay
08-22-2004, 02:47 AM
Feliciano is a gorgeous guy! :D

soso
08-23-2004, 09:00 PM
It's true that feli is rude when you ask him a autograph ??

freesbee
08-24-2004, 12:18 PM
So I've heard. A friend of mine (mod of worldtennisforum) asked him and he refused. :awww:

michelleg
08-26-2004, 03:57 AM
Ummm, he was exceptionally nice to the kids at Indian Wells and signed for them, but not until I asked him politely to sign for them (in Spanish.) And if he should be rude to anyone, it would be me, who seemingly has the perpetual camera aimed at him! I think it just depends on the timing.

Psssst....I'll be at his first round match with a very lovely digital camera, so expect some pretty pictures from the Open come Wednesday or thereabouts!

freesbee
08-26-2004, 10:52 PM
Aaah great! :worship: all hail! lol

~EMiLiTA~
08-28-2004, 03:25 PM
I think Feli sometimes has the tendency to be a bit aloof...but usually he's pretty pleasant with fans, especially if he's seen you before

soso
08-28-2004, 04:38 PM
I think Feli sometimes has the tendency to be a bit aloof...but usually he's pretty pleasant with fans, especially if he's seen you before


What do you mean "especially if he's seen you before" ???

freesbee
08-28-2004, 09:32 PM
yeah, but you have to meet him once for the first time! ... hmm tricky :)

soso
08-28-2004, 09:49 PM
good

tangerine_dream
08-29-2004, 02:51 AM
Hi everyone :wavey:

Here's a pic of F. Lo from US magazine that I scanned in. Enjoy. :)

~EMiLiTA~
08-29-2004, 11:17 AM
What do you mean "especially if he's seen you before" ???

I mean, if you've been at other tournaments where he's been and you've been able to talk to him or he's seen you supporting him etc.

freesbee
08-29-2004, 06:39 PM
Aah how lovely tangerine_dream! :drool: lol

forever_rafter
09-11-2004, 11:28 PM
I never had a problem with Feliciano and at the Us Open 2003 I got him sign 3-4 times :)

martirogi
09-17-2004, 09:19 PM
:wavey: hi feli people, im a fan too

~EMiLiTA~
09-18-2004, 01:26 PM
hey martirogi...welcome! good to see another Feli fan around here!

Bonita69127
09-19-2004, 04:34 PM
Me too,love feli!

freesbee
09-20-2004, 12:25 PM
Happy birthday Feli!! :kiss: :kiss: :kiss:

~EMiLiTA~
09-20-2004, 01:08 PM
oh yeah, I forgot, it's his birthday today! He's 23 now isn't he?
pues, FELIZ CUMPLE FELI!!!

martirogi
09-21-2004, 01:08 AM
F.Lo :worship: :angel: :wavey: :kiss: :drool: :lick: :bowdown: :dance: :yippee: :banana: :aparty:

Deco
10-15-2004, 01:49 PM
hi:P I'm a fan too.. but i only have seen playing hin once.. (on tv, not life:( )
hes veryvery hot:D

~EMiLiTA~
10-15-2004, 03:34 PM
hehe yes he's very handsome...I've seen him play live many times...most recently in Bangkok a few weeks ago...unfortunately he lost first round :( I hope he can win Vienna this week!

freesbee
10-15-2004, 10:32 PM
he's certainly doing a great job, he's in the semis right now!! he plays sanguinetti tomorrow. :bounce: c'mon c'mon!!!

User id 7816
10-18-2004, 11:33 PM
Hey people, found this pic:)

~EMiLiTA~
10-19-2004, 01:27 PM
haha where was that taken?

User id 7816
10-19-2004, 02:14 PM
Appears its from Stuttgart 2003.

~EMiLiTA~
10-19-2004, 03:13 PM
really? omg I was at that tournament!!

Iza
10-20-2004, 06:17 AM
lol nice pic Alma!

Iza
10-20-2004, 09:16 AM
here are some pix from USO 2004 and Madrid. :)

Iza
10-20-2004, 09:29 AM
some other lovely pictures of our dear Feli :inlove:

User id 7816
10-23-2004, 08:08 PM
hey Iza nice pics...especially the 1st one above;)....i actually got to this site that has lots of Feli pics from his younger years and tropheys he won, here:

http://www.tenispain.com/tenispain/Jugadores/Feli.htm

btw, u a Ronnie fan?.....me a Paul Hunter one!!...hehe, I hope Paul gets revenge next time;)

JaredPalmerFan
10-23-2004, 09:53 PM
I hope this works! But check out these two of him. I think he was visiting a children's hospital. But surprisingly, he looks good in pink.

Jac

User id 7816
10-23-2004, 11:32 PM
wow!!! these are great JPF!!!!!!...where did u find them?....he looks awesome!...and so sweet with the kid, what a lovely initiative that is, I respect when players do such things for kids or whoever!....thanx for those!;)

JaredPalmerFan
10-24-2004, 12:07 AM
I'm glad you like them. He looks *swoonsome* But they are from the Official Madrid site. He looks like he loves kids, too!

Jac

~EMiLiTA~
10-24-2004, 12:21 PM
haha yes my friend told me about that tight hot pink T-shirt of his! She saw him wearing it at the Verdasco/Robredo match when he was there in the crowd. Gotta love Feli and his whole fashion thing. Btw thanks for the pics!

Iza
10-24-2004, 07:02 PM
yeah, I saw him at that match in the crowd too. I think he looked veeeery weird in that shirt :unsure: But those pix are very nice, Jac!

Iza
10-24-2004, 07:05 PM
btw, u a Ronnie fan?.....me a Paul Hunter one!!...hehe, I hope Paul gets revenge next time;)

check out the snooker area on this site...there are many Ronnie fans :devil:
But Paul is a good player, but I can't stand him (maybe cos he resembles Beckham :rolleyes: )

User id 7816
10-24-2004, 08:57 PM
lol Iza....if I let myself to think he resembles Beckham I wudnt have been able to stand him either :devil: ;) but he has a cheerful feel around the table, unlike most players ive seen :rolleyes:

I wish I also saw Feli in that match in pink, must been funny:)

Ferrero Forever
10-25-2004, 12:08 PM
hi, i watched 3 of feli's madrid matches and i found myself cheering for him. I am now one of his fans, he's a great player, makes some great shots, and is really really HOT (not as good looking as juanqui, but he looks gorgeous.) GO FELICIANO, i'll be cheering for you from now on :)

Iza
10-28-2004, 09:05 PM
cute pic of Feli celebrating in Vienna after his win there :bounce: :) !

~EMiLiTA~
10-29-2004, 02:37 PM
lol! where did you find that pic Iza? I wonder what's in the bag? perfume? chocolates?

User id 7816
10-29-2004, 06:25 PM
or it cud be Cañas :lol: ;) nice one Iza

Iza
10-30-2004, 08:52 AM
another pic of Feli in Vienna, this time he's preparing to tour the Austrian capital city in a brand new Mercedes A-Klasse :)

Iza
10-30-2004, 08:53 AM
Both pics are from atptennis.com :)

Iza
10-30-2004, 09:09 AM
btw, u remember that pic Alma (i think) posted with Feli gliding? I found out it was taken in Gstaad.

merle
11-02-2004, 08:33 PM
Hi, there is a funny pic of Feli on the Paris tourney site! Plus some nice ones.

User id 7816
11-02-2004, 09:24 PM
sorri I misled you the gliding was in stuttgart, i just saw the photo on one other site and i think there was explaining something about stuttgart so i guess i must have misunderstood it was from there...anyway...how about this one, quite an acrobat eh?;)
Infact I just made up a nice title for this pic (Feli's beaten Schuettler 5 times of 6):

"Even on my arms I can still beat you, Rainer!!!"...... :devil:

Daniel
11-03-2004, 08:14 AM
Feliciano :drool: :kiss:

Iza
11-03-2004, 09:06 AM
no probs Alma :hug: . Lol @ the pic :lol:

JaredPalmerFan
11-03-2004, 11:32 AM
someone was ready with the camera there, huh??? ;)

Jac

Iza
11-04-2004, 11:02 AM
really funny pic. i had to put it as an avatar :lol: !

User id 7816
11-04-2004, 11:27 AM
lol Iza;)

Iza
11-04-2004, 01:31 PM
some more pix of Feli ;)
the Athens ones are from Ferrero's forum, but Feli is in them so I thought it was appropriate to post them here 2!

~EMiLiTA~
11-04-2004, 01:59 PM
thanks Iza! he looks really nice in all those pics...I remember seeing him on tv during the opening ceremony...he looked like Mr Cool :cool: hehe

Iza
11-05-2004, 11:29 AM
this has to be the weirdest EVER pic of Feli :unsure: Man he looks superstrange :scared: :eek:
Long live the long hair :) !

User id 7816
11-05-2004, 11:44 AM
haha, yeah you're SO right.
he looks like a skoolboy or smth, long live the ponytail too!;)

like the Athens ones!

~EMiLiTA~
11-05-2004, 12:15 PM
haha yeah whenever I go to his ATP profile I laugh at that photo...they really should update it!

nenadeSergio
11-05-2004, 01:26 PM
:haha: :haha: :haha: it´s really like a school pic. ATP has sometimes very old pics of the players in their profiles. :rolleyes:

Iza
11-06-2004, 09:20 PM
it absolutely ridiculos! :haha:

storm923
11-27-2004, 02:52 PM
Cuted from CCTV-5,such a bad TV station.They contorl the power of brodcast tennis,including AUS open ,and Franch open,and Tennis Masters Series and Tennis Masters Cup...but in fact do it verry little....always say that they will....but then they lie... :mad:

HybridTheory
12-09-2004, 02:00 PM
Hello :wavey:
Another picture, don't be shocked :p

Carlita
12-09-2004, 02:03 PM
Hello :wavey:
Another picture, don't be shocked :p
:haha: it's so funny :haha:

HybridTheory
12-09-2004, 02:31 PM
:haha: it's so funny :haha:

;)

Are you from the Netherlands, or do you like the dutch flag? ;)

Carlita
12-09-2004, 02:35 PM
;)

Are you from the Netherlands, or do you like the dutch flag? ;)

:rolleyes: Yep, very Dutch indeed and you? :)

HybridTheory
12-09-2004, 02:37 PM
Yeah me too ;)

Carlita
12-09-2004, 02:46 PM
Yeah me too ;)

and where in the Netherlands are you from? I'm from Rotterdam :D

Hey, you changed your flag! hahahaha

HybridTheory
12-09-2004, 02:49 PM
and where in the Netherlands are you from? I'm from Rotterdam :D

Hey, you changed your flag! hahahaha

(Zo, even m'n vlag veranderd, om misverstanden te voorkomen :p)

I'm from Middelburg, I have some family living in Rotterdam :)

Iza
12-10-2004, 10:49 AM
:haha: :rolls: that pic w/Alex is sooooooooooooo hilarious! :lol:

~EMiLiTA~
12-10-2004, 11:08 AM
haha yeah...sometimes Alex worries me...

User id 7816
12-10-2004, 11:50 AM
Alex..... http://www.mainzelahr.de/smile/froehlich/lmfao.gif oh gosh this pic is funny haha!!

Iza
12-10-2004, 11:50 AM
yeah, he does the same w/Juanqui :haha:

Iza
12-10-2004, 12:33 PM
Wow, Feli looks so nice in this pic :drool: :inlove:

~EMiLiTA~
12-10-2004, 12:45 PM
his hair's a bit weird there lol

storm923
12-12-2004, 03:10 AM
Alex,my god

Eruwen
12-12-2004, 10:16 AM
haha yes my friend told me about that tight hot pink T-shirt of his! She saw him wearing it at the Verdasco/Robredo match when he was there in the crowd. Gotta love Feli and his whole fashion thing. Btw thanks for the pics! I saw that too! It kinda hurt my eyes :lol:

Eruwen
12-12-2004, 10:24 AM
Hey ladies! :wavey: I have a pic from Madrid that I took when I was there. It's a little far away... sorry 'bout that! I also saw him during a training session, he looked pretty good ;)

Iza
12-23-2004, 10:49 PM
lucky you Eruwen :)

Daniel
12-24-2004, 09:14 AM
Alex :p :p

michelleg
12-24-2004, 07:28 PM
A little holiday cheer for you all! (from Indian Wells 2004)

freesbee
12-24-2004, 10:52 PM
:drool: :hearts: :lick: thanks I will have a good night sleep lol

~EMiLiTA~
12-25-2004, 09:12 AM
haha those are nice pics Michelle ;)

Iza
01-07-2005, 01:16 AM
wow michelleg luv those pix :drool: :drool:

Iza
01-11-2005, 05:21 PM
from the AO site :) ;)

freesbee
01-17-2005, 06:24 PM
I found a cute one from sydney on gettyimages but I can't put it on :mad:
why does every site bother with copyright?lol

WAIT!!! nobody can tie Freya to copyright...

http://tinypic.com/19xn4p

:devil:

Eruwen
01-17-2005, 06:55 PM
Nice pic!

Via
01-19-2005, 07:28 AM
this is especially for michelle (in exchange for future arnaud pics :devil: )

safinfan
01-19-2005, 08:16 AM
Thanks Via, nice pic. Do you have any of Safin?

Iza
01-19-2005, 08:32 AM
:drool::drool::drool::drool:

Kyla
01-19-2005, 10:06 AM
Oh good! That "beard" is gone! :)

Via
01-19-2005, 11:06 PM
Thanks Via, nice pic. Do you have any of Safin?

not this year :awww: i wish

Eruwen
01-20-2005, 10:54 AM
Oh good! That "beard" is gone! :) :woohoo:

michelleg
01-21-2005, 01:13 AM
Sorry it took me so long to thank you, Via....but heaps of thanks for the pretty shirtless pic. Will gladly take Nono shots in Miami for you! (if not sooner in Memphis)

Arghhh Feli is just too beautiful for words.

Via
01-21-2005, 07:00 AM
you're welcome, michelle. i've enjoyed my 'feli experience' ;)

my julien pics weren't too successful though... taken at the match v rafael and he had a grimacing look through out.

Iza
01-21-2005, 02:55 PM
some pix from 2days marathon match from gettyimages! I cannot b stopped from posted these supercute pics just 4 a watermark!

michelleg
01-21-2005, 06:00 PM
If he's going to play in basketball shorts, he at least needs to remove the shirt. (For those of us with short memories and limited creativity.) :) all in jest of course!

Thanks for those pics, Iza. His tennis garb is almost as color coordinated as my own, although mine tends to be "pink" themed like Venus'.....lol

Pancakesong
01-21-2005, 09:46 PM
ow god he's just gorgeous

pryss
01-29-2005, 02:12 PM
lol! where did you find that pic Iza? I wonder what's in the bag? perfume? chocolates?

cake! :D
you can watch the video on atptennis.com............... he's lovely.

Iza
01-29-2005, 02:58 PM
:drool:
dunno which is sweeter: the cake or feli :inlove: !

saskia_kane
01-29-2005, 10:16 PM
I can't believe that this pics from the same guy are!!! :eek:
Wtih short hear he is not cute................

freesbee
01-29-2005, 10:21 PM
that first one is just a terrible pic :D and yes, him and short hair is not a good combination!!
and finally the pic on his atp profile has changed:

http://www.atptennis.com/en/players/playerprofiles/images/L397_AT.jpg

Kristen
01-30-2005, 05:59 AM
A couple of photos for you guys, while I scan the rest....

freesbee
01-30-2005, 10:08 AM
THANKS for those pics!!!! :worship:

he looks soooo hot!!!! http://www.mainzelahr.de/smile/liebe/hug.gif lol :lol:

Eruwen
01-30-2005, 12:57 PM
http://www.mainzelahr.de/smile/liebe/hug.gif :lol:

Mount Goddess
01-30-2005, 10:05 PM
Hmmmmmmmm short hair and feli do not go!!

Iza
01-31-2005, 06:51 AM
wowww :drool: that profile pic is gorgeous! and so are those shirtless pix :inlove:

Kristen
01-31-2005, 11:24 AM
The other good ones...
He had a LOT of fun at that training session :lol:

freesbee
01-31-2005, 11:48 AM
:drool: :drool: :hearts:

I think I'm gone to Heaven now :angel: http://www.mainzelahr.de/smile/liebe/4572.gif

Iza
01-31-2005, 01:40 PM
Kristen do u really want to kill me?
I'm having a heart attack :eek: :eek: :inlove:

Kristen
01-31-2005, 01:46 PM
Kristen do u really want to kill me?
I'm having a heart attack :eek: :eek: :inlove:

Slowly Iza.... I took 16 photos of Lopez, and 5 of Fernando so I'm trying to do it in small doses :lol:

I'm gonna try to get the rest of my negatives/films put onto a cd, so I can stop doing all this scanning. I've put the pics I scanned onto mtf already, and there's a chance I took some photo's of Nadal in Melbourne :tape: Can you handle it!? ;)

Kyla
01-31-2005, 01:55 PM
Can you handle it!? ;)

YES!

...dunno bout Iza though ;)

Kristen
01-31-2005, 02:00 PM
YES!

...dunno bout Iza though ;)
:lol: poor Iza! I think I took photos of all the guys in her signature - except Marcos. I was too p!$$ed about him doing so well against Robredo. ^_^

Eruwen
01-31-2005, 04:15 PM
:lol: poor Iza! I think I took photos of all the guys in her signature - except Marcos. I was too p!$$ed about him doing so well against Robredo. ^_^ Me too :( And I read he's on the qualifying list for Rotterdam :scared:

Looking forward to seeing the rest of your pictures! :yeah:

Iza
02-01-2005, 06:36 AM
:lol: i'm handling it with difficulties

~EMiLiTA~
02-01-2005, 01:13 PM
I think Marcos only anhilated Tommy cos Tommy was badly injured...though I was impressed at the way he played against Rogi in the next round.

anyway, here are a few pics I took of Feli at the AO

the rest of my pics can be found at: http://www.geocities.com/atp_chica3/Aus_Open2005_Photos_Page1

Tenchî
02-01-2005, 05:13 PM
I think Marcos only anhilated Tommy cos Tommy was badly injured...though I was impressed at the way he played against Rogi in the next round.

anyway, here are a few pics I took of Feli at the AO

the rest of my pics can be found at: http://www.geocities.com/atp_chica3/Aus_Open2005_Photos_Page1

:worship: Gracias por las fotos Emily! :lol: Muy interesantes los reportajes de tu página web :wavey:

~EMiLiTA~
02-02-2005, 10:55 AM
estoy contenta de que te hayan gustado ;)

User id 7816
02-04-2005, 04:34 PM
nice pix Emily thanx!!!:)

~EMiLiTA~
02-14-2005, 10:37 AM
hey guys...you may already know this, but just in case you didn't...they've FINALLY updated Feli's profile pic on the ATP site! It's much nicer now:

Iza
02-14-2005, 11:46 AM
a LOT better. :inlove:

Lenka
02-14-2005, 03:42 PM
hi! i found a pic of Feli, in case you´ve seen it, don´t mind on me :)
it is from the first round of DC in Brno, Czech Rep.
http://www.hynna.com/sportfoto/daviscup/P2080111.JPG

Iza
02-16-2005, 06:28 AM
"Erm...hi Fernando! Where the heck are you? Why didn't you show up? ....What? Dafne cuffed you? Urgh... OHMYGODOHMYGOD! OMFG! Guess who coming! JOACHIM JOHANSSON! :eek: Gotta go Fer, I'm kinda freaked out... :bolt: "

~EMiLiTA~
02-16-2005, 11:16 AM
:haha:

Elwing
02-16-2005, 09:25 PM
now, I'm in love... thanks for the pics!!! I just add myself to the "long live long hair" movement!

freesbee
02-18-2005, 09:40 PM
LOL @ Iza :haha:

Carlita
02-20-2005, 09:59 PM
Some pics of Feli watching JC and eh... well.... :rolleyes:

more to come :)

Kyla
02-21-2005, 05:27 PM
Here are my first four pix from Rotterdam...

The first three were taken during Fer's first round match, the last one during Feli's practice session on Tuesday.

They're all slightly blurry coz I had to make excessive use of my zoom!

Kyla
02-21-2005, 05:57 PM
And four more from the warm-up before the first round match...

Carlita
02-21-2005, 06:04 PM
:wavey: thank you Kyla!! OMG can't believe you were there too!!! Would have loved to meet you! :D

Eruwen
02-21-2005, 06:26 PM
Hey Kyla! :wavey: Thanks for the pictures! Ugh... that yellow shirt! He should've worn the blue one! Too bad we 'missed' each other btw! Like Sjoukje said... would've been nice to meet you! :yeah:

Carlita
02-21-2005, 08:43 PM
Feli against Rochus :sad:

freesbee
02-21-2005, 08:52 PM
nice pictures Kyla!! love them :hearts: love him (but then again, who doesn't? :D )

User id 7816
02-21-2005, 09:43 PM
sweet, thanx for the pix Kyla and LC!!! :)

Kyla
02-22-2005, 10:27 AM
And here's three more from the doubles match... Loved the WHITE shirt :)

Right now Feli's up a break in his first round match in Dubai :woohoo:

Carlita
02-22-2005, 10:42 AM
Kyla!!! You were sitting opposite of us! :lol: I think we already noticed, but I still cannot believe it! :lol:

Eruwen
02-22-2005, 07:16 PM
Hey Kyla, thanks for the pics! How come yours are so good, and mine are all blurry? :lol: I have a picture of both of them on the seat during a break, but Feli's just getting up, and now his behind is expanded on the pic :lol: It looks ridiculous :lol:

Eruwen
02-22-2005, 07:27 PM
Some pics of Feli from Dubai!

Mmm... I'm not a fan of the yellow shirt! :unsure:

Iza
02-23-2005, 06:20 AM
wow, lovely pix Kyla, Eruwen and Sjoukje!
:haha: @ the one where he picks his nose :unsure: :lol:

Kyla
02-23-2005, 11:55 AM
:wavey: thank you Kyla!! OMG can't believe you were there too!!! Would have loved to meet you! :D

Maybe next year :) If I can make the time, I'd love to be in Rotterdam again. This year it was a bit of an on the spur decision :)

Kyla
02-23-2005, 11:56 AM
Hey Kyla, thanks for the pics! How come yours are so good, and mine are all blurry? :lol: I have a picture of both of them on the seat during a break, but Feli's just getting up, and now his behind is expanded on the pic :lol: It looks ridiculous :lol:

My pix are blurry too! That's why I made them so small :)

Would love to see the pic of the expanded behind ;)

Eruwen
02-23-2005, 12:48 PM
I'm gonna scan them this weekend! :yeah:

~EMiLiTA~
02-27-2005, 07:29 AM
hey guys, I'm back from Dubai now...and here are a few pics I took of Feli while I was there. I'll be putting all my Dubai photos on my site really soon.

Iza
02-27-2005, 01:53 PM
cute pix :yeah:

Nicki
02-27-2005, 02:20 PM
There are also some new pix of Feli on my website www.feliciano-lopez-fansite.com which I got from www.fotodown.com They are from Wimbledon 2004 and are really fantastic. I'll send you some of my Feli pix of you want. Nicki for FeliFans and BerdyFans (www.tomas-berdych-fansite.com) bye guys :wavey:

Eruwen
02-27-2005, 03:32 PM
Hi Nicki! http://members.home.nl/gvanbienen/welcome.gif Thanks for the link... Your site looks great! :yeah:

Snowphy
02-28-2005, 10:02 AM
these pics of feli are so hot! :worship: i took some foto's of him training in melbourne, but i'm not sure how to put them up. :help:

Iza
02-28-2005, 11:43 AM
hi Nicki :wavey: ! Nice site :yeah: !
:bigwave: Snowphy! Click "Post reply" then "manage attachments" and upload them from yer PC :) . Can't wait 4 yer pix ;) .

User id 7816
02-28-2005, 02:39 PM
thankz Emily!!!!!:) yellow's not that bad, but nothing compares to the blue, Feli, not even the pink :lol: ;)....I just dont get how this yellow shirt is allowed when the balls are exactly the same colour!!.. :rolleyes:

deflori
03-02-2005, 05:12 PM
Hi guys,

found a pic of him i took at kitzbühel-austria - enjoy :)

http://img209.exs.cx/img209/788/lopez0ay.jpg

Carlita
03-03-2005, 08:45 AM
oooh nice one!! :yeah:

Iza
03-03-2005, 12:21 PM
oh yeah :drool: :drool: :hearts:

~EMiLiTA~
03-03-2005, 01:33 PM
thankz Emily!!!!!:) yellow's not that bad, but nothing compares to the blue, Feli, not even the pink :lol: ;)....I just dont get how this yellow shirt is allowed when the balls are exactly the same colour!!.. :rolleyes:

haha speaking of pink shirts...in Dubai one night he was wearing that pale pink shirt of his that says "take your top off" :lol:

EstherM
03-03-2005, 03:31 PM
mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

Carlita
03-03-2005, 03:40 PM
haha speaking of pink shirts...in Dubai one night he was wearing that pale pink shirt of his that says "take your top off" :lol:
:haha: you're kidding????? :haha:

EstherM
03-03-2005, 04:13 PM
haha speaking of pink shirts...in Dubai one night he was wearing that pale pink shirt of his that says "take your top off" :lol:

Is that true?

I know his eyes took my top off in Halle :yeah:

Maybe that is why Maria broke with him...... :secret:

Naugty Feli :drool: :smoke:

Eruwen
03-03-2005, 05:23 PM
haha speaking of pink shirts...in Dubai one night he was wearing that pale pink shirt of his that says "take your top off" :lol: :smash: Men :lol:

Carlita
03-03-2005, 05:27 PM
:tape:

~EMiLiTA~
03-04-2005, 04:35 AM
yeah...he was also wearing that shirt at a party in Melbourne...he obviously likes it lol

EstherM
03-04-2005, 09:07 AM
:smooch: What does he supose we would do when we see him wearing that shirt? :smooch: :scratch:

Eruwen
03-04-2005, 09:49 AM
:smooch: What does he supose we would do when we see him wearing that shirt? :smooch: :scratch: Say 'after you' :lol:

~EMiLiTA~
03-04-2005, 10:32 AM
hehe good one :yeah:

Carlita
03-04-2005, 10:35 AM
:haha: :devil: great idea Gabs :lol:

Eruwen
03-04-2005, 10:43 AM
:lol:

Taking off my top won't get him too far though... there's always something underneath it :lol:

Carlita
03-04-2005, 10:56 AM
:lol:

Taking off my top won't get him too far though... there's always something underneath it :lol:http://members.home.nl/gvanbienen/lmao.gif http://members.home.nl/gvanbienen/lmao.gif http://members.home.nl/gvanbienen/lmao.gif

Iza
03-04-2005, 12:08 PM
from the DC draw :)

:lol: @ Rafa

freesbee
03-04-2005, 03:13 PM
Say 'after you' :lol:

LOL :haha:

@the second davis cup pic: Rafa looks a bit... weird :p

EstherM
03-04-2005, 05:38 PM
Say 'after you' :lol:

Very good idea Eruwen, but we have pics from him without a shirt, does he hava any of us? :angel: ;)

Carlita
03-04-2005, 06:58 PM
Very good idea Eruwen, but we have pics from him without a shirt, does he hava any of us? :angel: ;)Well Esther, that's for us to know....and for you to find out! :angel:

:rolleyes: :lol:

Eruwen
03-04-2005, 07:02 PM
http://members.home.nl/gvanbienen/lmao.gif

User id 7816
03-04-2005, 07:23 PM
haha speaking of pink shirts...in Dubai one night he was wearing that pale pink shirt of his that says "take your top off" :lol:
lolz but you have a very good excuse if you accidently say smth like "take your top offff" when you're passin' by Feli, right;)

~EMiLiTA~
03-05-2005, 11:16 AM
but we have pics from him without a shirt, does he hava any of us? :angel: ;)

I would be very disturbed if he did

Carlita
03-05-2005, 05:12 PM
I would be very disturbed if he did:lol:

EstherM
03-05-2005, 11:02 PM
I would be very disturbed if he did

He already saw my top, why not without? :devil:

Looking where his eyes looked, he isn't gay.
And Maria didn't loke like a Mauresmo either, did she? :angel:

Eruwen
03-07-2005, 09:39 AM
Just found this pic on the net... it's hilarious! :lol:

Iza
03-07-2005, 10:28 AM
:lol:

~EMiLiTA~
03-07-2005, 11:40 AM
haha...yeah from Barcelona last year...

User id 7816
03-07-2005, 01:16 PM
:lol: thats a great pic! :banana:
it makes me wanna greet Deivid23 with it. He shall be pissed.

:hatoff: to the fotographer

Eruwen
03-07-2005, 06:39 PM
:lol: thats a great pic! :banana:
it makes me wanna greet Deivid23 with it. He shall be pissed.

:hatoff: to the fotographer Ah, so I'm not the only one ticked off by him!! I mean... great if you're not a fan of a certain player, but that's no reason to be mean about it, is it? :rolleyes:

hola
03-07-2005, 07:39 PM
Ah, so I'm not the only one ticked off by him!! I mean... great if you're not a fan of a certain player, but that's no reason to be mean about it, is it? :rolleyes:
No, you are not the only one. Also if I am not the greatest Feli fan, I think it is just respectless to say such a thinks about players wether you like them or not. He said a lot of evil things about Tommy and JC as well. :mad:

User id 7816
03-07-2005, 07:43 PM
I suppose my avvie would answer you. These know-it-alls are hopeless, but Im least bothered, by the hating little creatures like him.

User id 7816
03-07-2005, 07:50 PM
No, you are not the only one. Also if I am not the greatest Feli fan, I think it is just respectless to say such a thinks about players wether you like them or not. He said a lot of evil things about Tommy and JC as well. :mad:

he's obsessed. he wants to repeat as many times as he can how much he hates someone?...and for what?... Im not even gonna talk abt his stupid comments abt Feli in Vienna final, or JC.

Iza
03-08-2005, 11:08 AM
:worship: Dali! Yer av is great Alma :bowdown: :yeah: !
And as for ppl like Deivid (LOL just look @ the username :rolleyes: ) .... :ras: :tape:

~EMiLiTA~
03-08-2005, 11:09 AM
I've also noticed him...since when has he surfaced? never seen him before! talk about pyscho fanatic Spaniard..urgh...can't stand ppl like that

Kyla
03-08-2005, 09:17 PM
Here's ultimate proof that Tennis A Fondo is run by men only. I'm sure there's not a single female on staff!

Hey guys: If you have photos of Feli in a swimming pool you have to print them real BIG !!!

EstherM
03-09-2005, 10:06 AM
Here's ultimate proof that Tennis A Fondo is run by men only. I'm sure there's not a single female on staff!

Hey guys: If you have photos of Feli in a swimming pool you have to print them real BIG !!!

Thanks for sharing with us!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

But indead it is little, but better than nothing :angel:

Iza
03-09-2005, 10:19 AM
:drool: :drool: :drool: :drool:

User id 7816
03-09-2005, 10:31 AM
this mag would hire me as a graph designer, there will be no text in this mag [does anyone read it anyway?..:devil:] just huge pix of Feli around the sw pool :lol: ;) thanx Kyla!!

Kyla
03-09-2005, 12:29 PM
this mag would hire me as a graph designer, there will be no text in this mag [does anyone read it anyway?..:devil:] just huge pix of Feli around the sw pool :lol: ;) thanx Kyla!!

Good idea ;-)

I actually do read it to improve my Spanish, but of course that could be done with a lot less text ;-)

~EMiLiTA~
03-09-2005, 01:15 PM
haha lol yeah...actually it is worth reading cos it's quite interesting...but more pictures would also be fine by me!

EstherM
03-09-2005, 02:41 PM
...actually it is worth reading cos it's quite interesting...!

You understand Spanish? What does it say? :confused: :confused: :wavey:

~EMiLiTA~
03-09-2005, 03:05 PM
You understand Spanish? What does it say? :confused: :confused: :wavey:

yes, I speak Spanish...I've translated it for u

Feliciano's 5 sets

Feliciano Lopez was born in Toledo on the 20th September 1981, the city where both his parents and grandparents are originally from. In any case, at a very early age, after turning 2, Feliciano moved with his family to Melilla, where he spent his whole childhood. There, along with his brother Victor and under his the orders of his father, a tennis coach, he picked up a raquet for the first time and started to train, although swimming was the sport he was best at. Until he was 9, Feliciano trained in both swimming and tennis, but then they decided to just go for one: even though he was better at swimming, the young Feliciano preferred tennis.

He soon became the best player in Melilla and at 13 participated for the first time in the junior Spanish Championships, losing in the quarter finals to Juan Carlos Ferrero. At 14, now living in Madrid and training under the Madrid Tennis Federation, he reached the final of the junior Spanish Championships and after that, confirming his improvement, wins the Spanish Cadet Championship, which led to him moving to the CAR in Sant Cugat under the orders of Juan Avendaño.

His progession suffered a slump while he was 17-18 because of 2 wrist fractures. At 19 he left the CAR and went on to form part of the team of players trained by Francis Roig, with whom he still works, as well as with Jordi Vlaro.

In 2002 at the age of 21, Feli ended the year for the first time in the top 100 and since then he's only improved (2002: 62; 2003: 28; 2004: 25). In 2003 he achieved one of his dreams: be part of the Spanish Davis Cup team, playing the doubles in the final in Melbourne with Alex Corretja. In 2004 he debuted in Davis Cup singles in Brno, was the finalist in Dubai and won the Vienna tournament.

Apart from having a demolishing serve, Feliciano's physique hasn't gone unnoticed and he's now one of the more popular players on the ATP circuit.

Kyla
03-09-2005, 03:39 PM
Thanks for translating that! I was waaaay too lazy ;)

Plus now I'm sure I understood everything correctly :)

~EMiLiTA~
03-09-2005, 03:44 PM
de nada ;)

Carlita
03-10-2005, 03:23 PM
We could of course make the pics bigger ourselves :D

I hope they look okay, because TAF is always horror to scan! :(

michelleg
03-10-2005, 10:00 PM
Like the "...his physique hasn't gone unnoticed." What a perfectly proper way to say it :)

~EMiLiTA~
03-11-2005, 12:29 PM
hahaha sorry...couldn't think of any other way of saying it...u get the picture anyway! ;)

adelaide
03-14-2005, 12:14 AM
http://www.wtatour.com/global/photogallery/indianwells/f_05.jpg

Feli doing a fashion show in Indian Wells. Yes he is the pretty one in open shirt & the hat :inlove:

AND MARIO'S CUTE TOO in his wifebeater lol

~EMiLiTA~
03-14-2005, 11:29 AM
:eek: NICE PIC!!!! THANKS!!! :inlove: they both look so HOT!!!

User id 7816
03-14-2005, 11:54 AM
haaa!....nice pic!.....who r the other girls, I only recognize Jankovic on the right? [i hope i do]

~EMiLiTA~
03-14-2005, 12:43 PM
is that kournikova in the middle?

~EMiLiTA~
03-14-2005, 12:44 PM
btw where did u get that pic from?

martenisfan
03-14-2005, 02:08 PM
Ohhhh hello everyone! :wavey:
hehehe i never post a message for my poor english but... this pic is from wta tour page... i intent find more in getty images but i can't :mad: if someone find it, pleeaaseee :angel: i want to see :lick:

kisses,
MARTA

~EMiLiTA~
03-14-2005, 02:34 PM
hola marta!! qué bien que hayas vuelto a visitarnos!!! :kiss:

adelaide
03-14-2005, 04:17 PM
btw where did u get that pic from?

wtatour.com :)

helena
03-14-2005, 04:40 PM
Court Central (French mag) April 2005

loret
03-14-2005, 06:15 PM
The girl in the middle isn't Anna. It's Jelena ???
The ics is from the daily draw sheet/newsletter that were given out at the matches yesterday.

martenisfan
03-14-2005, 06:21 PM
The players of the pic are: (L-R) Mashona Washington, Mario Ancic, Anna Chakvetadze, Feliciano Lopez and Jelena Jankovic.

Hola Emily!! Gracias por el saludo ;) :p

Iza
03-15-2005, 07:59 AM
OMFG what a gorgeous phot :inlove: :drool:

~EMiLiTA~
03-15-2005, 11:59 AM
The players of the pic are: (L-R) Mashona Washington, Mario Ancic, Anna Chakvetadze, Feliciano Lopez and Jelena Jankovic.

Hola Emily!! Gracias por el saludo ;) :p

gracias por la info!!! por cierto tu inglés no es malo...deberías venir aquí más a menudo!

EstherM
03-16-2005, 08:42 PM
I love your pics, but not your tennis at the moment Feli, come on!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Maria has a bad season too sofar, they are not lovesick, are they?

There are a lot of woman who want to chear yoy up Feli. Come on....................

freesbee
03-17-2005, 09:31 PM
omg those pics! :drool: how gorgeous can a man be!!!!!!! thanks a lot for that!!!!!!!!

User id 7816
03-18-2005, 01:06 AM
they seem a happy blue couple :p ;)

martirogi
03-18-2005, 02:53 PM
who is he coupling with

~EMiLiTA~
03-18-2005, 02:59 PM
it's him and nando playing doubles at the 2004 godo

Sommarsverige
03-19-2005, 04:18 PM
Last year at TMS Madrid I got a magazine with a long interview and some nice pics of Feli. I wanted to post it here since a longer time, but couldn´t find the magazine again. Now I have finally found it and here are the pics (I hope it hasn´t been posted before...). For the Spanish speaking people here, I scanned also the whole interview.

I think you will like it ;)

Eruwen
03-19-2005, 04:32 PM
You were there too? :eek:

Carlita
03-19-2005, 04:34 PM
thanks for posting!!! :D

that first pic is a little :scared: though...... :o

Sommarsverige
03-19-2005, 04:38 PM
You were there too? :eek:

Yepp, I did not know that you have been there either. But at that time, I haven´t posted here that much, so that´s why I haven´t meet any other MTF members there.
How long have you been there? We flew back on Saturday eve. But I liked the tournament a lot.

Kyla
03-19-2005, 05:19 PM
Sommarsverige you made my day!!!! :D

Thank you SO MUCH for the article!!!!

*goesinsearchofSpanishdictionary*

freesbee
03-19-2005, 05:30 PM
O dear. those pics :o anyway, thanks for posting :D

Eruwen
03-19-2005, 07:05 PM
Yepp, I did not know that you have been there either. But at that time, I haven´t posted here that much, so that´s why I haven´t meet any other MTF members there.
How long have you been there? We flew back on Saturday eve. But I liked the tournament a lot. I was there from monday till thursday, I LOVED it! Had such a wonderful time! I'm hoping to go back this year :D

Mount Goddess
03-19-2005, 09:25 PM
He looks abit odd in that first pic.

~EMiLiTA~
03-20-2005, 10:18 AM
yeah..he looks kinda alien-like in those pics!! btw I'm in the middle of translatin the article for the non-Spanish speakers...done page 1...will have the rest for u soon...just takes a while and I can't do it all at once cos I'm always getting interrupted grrr...

here's page 1 anyway...

Feliciano Lopez
Splendor on grass
When the Spanish tennish champion appears, the first thing that gets your attention is his great height. At 22 and almost 1m90, Feliciano Lopez is a different case in Spanish tennis: he's left-handed, with a huge serve and a liking of grass not often seen amongst Spanish players. This man from Toledo has Wimbledon firmly in his sights.

In this last year, Feliciano has shown he is a force to be reckoned with. He finished 2003 at 28, now, after reaching the final of Dubai (losing to his idol and world number 1 Roger Federer), he's in striking distance of the Top 20. With an ever-growing number of fans and a refreshing sincerity, he tells us how he got where he is and what he seeks to do in the coming months.

You currently feature in all the tournaments as being a resident of Madrid, but you spend lots of time in Barcelona. Where do you feel at home?
Oh Man, Madrid is more my home because it's where I spent most of my childhood and it's where my friends and family are. But I actually also enjoy being in Barcelona and I think it's an incredibly beautiful city to live in, where I feel at home. I've been living here for 8 years already and I think I've adapted well to the city, to the people and everything.
So if I had to recommend a place to live, I wouldn't know what to say.

Unlike most of the Spanish players, you say you feel more comfortable on fast courts. Is that what most distinguishes you in Spanish tennis?
Yes, maybe that distinguishes me because in Spain we've always been used to having claycourt players. I've played well at Wimbledon for a few years and that makes me a bit different from the others. I also think my serve perhaps stands out a bit. Putting both things together, it seems I'm a bit of an "anti-Spaniard", doesn't it? But that's not true.

Your serve is very strong (it gets up to 220km/h), like those of the best current players. Do you think that is the key to succeding in the world of tennis today?
I don't know if it's the key, but it's definitely one of the most important things, because tennis as developped a lot on a physical level. That's why now the prioty is to have a good serve and a good physical condition to be able to be up there with the best.

You're also a leftie, something quite unusual. Do you find it a useful way to confuse your opponents?
No, I think that's a myth that's been created. The only difference I see between a leftie and a rightie is that on the circuit, there are more righties than us lefties. For me, the normal thing is to play against a right-hander, whereas for them when they play a leftie, it's different and something that doesn't happen all the time. But it's just a habitual difference. It's not that playing against a leftie is harder because of their game.

Which player do you learn things from?
I like Federer the most. He's number 1 in the world now and I think he'll be there for a few years. The other day I was asked if he would be the next Pete Sampras, but the American is uncomparable because he was the best player of all time and I don't think anyone will repeat what he did. But if there's going to be a number 1 for the next couple of years, I'd say it'll be Federer.

Why? What part of his game do you like?
Well, Federer has everything, he's very complete. Physically he's good, he plays well on all surfaces, he's got all the shots, on the court he can do anything to you.

Of all the players you've played against, who is the one you most enjoy playing against? And who do you least like playing against?
The one I have particular problems with...usually against Coria, the Argentinian. I've never beaten him and some matches I've lost very easily. And finding a player whom I find easy to play is difficult, but there's a German who plays very well, 6 in the world and who's name is Rainer Schüttler, whom I've always beaten and I actually quite like playing against him.

Your weak points are your wrists, which you've had lots of problems with. What sort of physical preparation have you done to make them stronger?
Now I don't do so much because it's been quite a few years now, but at the time I had to do lots of strengthening, especially in the arms. The right one pretty much recovered and I also didn't really need it because I don't use the right hand for anything. With the left arm, I did a lot of muscle strengthening because, as my wrist was quite weak, I was compensating it with other parts of my arm and that can cause injuries. So I mainly just concentrated on strengthening the whole arm for a long time so that the wrist would settle down and I didn't have problems.

And what are you doing to perfect your return, a shot you have problems with?
Lots of sessions with my coach. He serves further forward than normal so that I can use lots of reflexes and reaction speed. Because nowadays, sometimes the ball comes so quickly you hardly have time to see it.

What did it mean to you to become the Spanish Champion last year?
It's not just the fact of being the Spanish champion, which makes everyone happy, it was more the draw that there was last year which made it important. In the last 10 years, last year's championship had the most number of good players and to win competing against all of them was something that satisfied me personally because it was the Spanish championships with almost all of the best. That's why the title is so important to me.

Are you going to defend your title this year?
Yes, I'd like to, the thing it, it's on at a difficult time because it's always during the second week of Wimbledon...Last year it was a miracle I got to the Spanish Championships. I got off the plane and went straight to the court after losing to Federer. This year I hope I don't arrive in time because that would mean I'm still "alive" in Wimbledon.

So your priority would be Wimbledon.
Yes, and that's how it'll always be.

You've had 2 years of good results at Wimbledon. Is that your favourite Slam?
Definitely, yes. Firstly because I like playing on grass, and secondly because for me, Wimbledon is the creme de la creme. I think it is for any tennis player, although some other person could possibly prefer Roland Garros because they think they can win it or they see it as more attainable. But I think that Wimbledon is definitely the most prestigious tournament in the world nowadays.

Last year you debuted in the Davis Cup in doubles in Australia and this year you played a decisive match in the tie against the Czech Republic. What memories do you have of the Davis Cup?
The rubber that I won and that put us at 2-2 was for me the most important match of my life and thanks to that, Rafa (Nadal) could then go out and win the tie for us. And then another very important moment was my Davis Cup debut and what's more it was the final. To debut in Davis Cup is normally always difficult because of the pressure and everything that goes with it, and on top of that being the final, on grass...it was actually very difficult, don't you think? We were facing 2 players who were much better than us and we really couldn't do anything against them. But it was a great experience and it helped me a lot in the match this year where I was far more calm having that match behind me, despite the fact that we lost.

Do you think you've won a spot in the Davis Cup team?
Actually no, unfortunately no, because we have 2 players in the team, Moyà and Ferrero, who are irreplacable and there are various other players fighting for the other spots. None of the 3 has won the spot, so it depends a bit on how each of them are playing at the time of the tie.