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Chloe le Bopper
08-10-2002, 08:00 AM
We're talking WAY back. COurtesty of ASAP sports I found a few of interesting :

http://www.asapsports.com/tennis/2000davis/121000SP.html

2000 DAVIS CUP FINAL
SPAIN vs. AUSTRALIA

BARCELONA, SPAIN

December 10, 2000

J. FERRERO/L. Hewitt
6-2, 7-6, 4-6, 6-4

An interview with:

THE SPANISH TEAM

MODERATOR: Questions.

Q. What does this game mean for you?

JUAN CARLOS FERRERO: It means a lot, a lot of happiness. I had the chance to win it, and it was great to win the first Davis Cup title for Spain. It was very, very hard, but I fought a lot during the game. We came out 3-1, but I want to make it clear it's a victory of all the team, not only of mine, it's a victory for everyone.

Q. After winning the game, what went through your mind?

JUAN CARLOS FERRERO: Nothing really. Just the thought that we did it, that we won it. It was a dream come true. I was very emotional at the end. But really I didn't think anything in particular.

Q. Were you tired? You looked tired in the fourth set.

JUAN CARLOS FERRERO: Yes, I was tired at the end of the third set because we were playing every point. He's a player that plays every point. After losing the third set, I was a little tired, but then I got a couple things and got up again and ready to play the fourth set.

Q. What were you experiencing during the last two points?

JUAN CARLOS FERRERO: A lot of tension. We wanted to win. But I played it like any others, like I played all the match points I had. I had a couple, couldn't make it. Third one, couldn't make it. Finally, it came with the fourth one.

Q. What do you think about the fans and what do you think about Lleyton Hewitt's way of facing the match?

JUAN CARLOS FERRERO: The fans were great. They were really into it. I would give them an 11 out of 10. On Lleyton Hewitt, I would like to say he's always like that, so there's no big change between the games that were played before and today.

Q. He didn't shake your hand, did he?

JUAN CARLOS FERRERO: Yes, he did actually at the end before the ceremony. He said, "Good game." We just shook hands. Same thing with all the Australian team, they congratulated the Spanish team on the victory.

Q. Were you expecting Hewitt's resistance?

JUAN CARLOS FERRERO: Yes, I thought he would be tired, but actually he wasn't. He played pretty hard. I played very, very well. I was very happy to give Spain the decisive point of the final.

Q. You said this was the first title for Spain. Are you expecting another one?

JUAN CARLOS FERRERO: Yes, yes. There's always hope. There always needs to be hope. But it was very, very tough to win it, so we need to enjoy and celebrate this one, then we'll think about upcoming finals and titles.

Q. Among the magic moments in your career, how was it being lifted up to shake hands with the King?

JUAN CARLOS FERRERO: It was great. It was one of the best victories of his lifetime, actually the best, he says. With the King, he met him before. It was great. It always feels great to be around the King and the Queen.

Q. Why didn't you play the fifth game? Was this the two captains decided together?

CAPTAIN DUARTE: Yes. When it was 3-1, we decided we were not going to play it. Both teams decided that. The final score is 3-1. We agreed upon it.

Q. How do you rank this generation of players in history?

CAPTAIN DUARTE: Well, I think today the title is the summary of everything of this generation. It's the best ever generation of Spanish players, not only these four, but everybody. Unfortunately, we can only have four players on the team. It's going to be hard to repeat this group of players in history. I also want to underline that they're very young. Their average age is very young.

Q. Do you think you will be able to win the Davis Cup on several surfaces all around the season? This time you played home on clay. Will it be possible for you to keep the title playing on different surfaces?

CAPTAIN DUARTE: Perfectly. It's easier to play home. We'd rather play on clay. Away, it would be tougher. But with the players we have, they're proven players who have won on different surfaces. First going into second rounds, then quarterfinals and finals in different tournaments. They've proven they can win. We play very good on hard. Grass might be our toughest because we just don't play enough on grass. I'm looking forward to play on hard with these players because I know when we go on the road, we're not going to be playing on clay, they'll put another type of surface.

Q. December 10th, this is a historical date for Spain. What is this going to mean for the sport of tennis?

CAPTAIN DUARTE: I think maybe an executive could answer that a little better than I. It's just the result of a lot of years, many years of work. You don't get this in a week, in a day, in a month. It's in years. These kids have worked many, many years. They were born into tennis, most of them, with the Olympics in Barcelona. This tells you how much time they've been working and fighting hard to accomplish this. This is just the earned prize after these many years of working hard.

Q. Are you going to keep betting on the team as a concept, just like Alex going to Spanish literature?

CAPTAIN DUARTE: Yes, we're definitely going to be betting for the team. We have leaders, but there's no thieves, no horses, we're just the team. It's common sense the way we've done things. When you use common sense, things just work out. I want to highlight Alex, it was a special final for him as he was asked to not play on the first day. But I was very surprised, greatly surprised, with his reaction. I just want to highlight that.

Q. We were a bit concerned when you ran onto court and jumped on Juan Carlos, whether he'd ever get up again. Could you say something about his performance today, playing him in this fourth match?

CAPTAIN DUARTE: This is your first funny question in the whole time (laughter). Juan Carlos carried the game very, very well. He was very superior in the first set. The second one was really hard, especially the tiebreak. But after winning it, the Australian team was going uphill. Hewitt came back, really fighting like he always does, won the third, also a tough set. The final, just the last points were marvelous. Juan Carlos played marvelous.

Q. You should thank Juan Carlos twice, one for winning the final, then for not having to play because he won.

ALEX CORRETJA: I don't want to be unfair and not give Juan Carlos all the credit. He was great. He's a great tennis player. We know he's a great human being also. I want to go through a little bit through the games. First Albert really taking Hewitt to the wire and really making him work hard on Friday to earn a victory, Albert playing, very, very good. Then Ferrero defeating Rafter, who did a great job. We also played great in the doubles. Today, when I was in the locker room, it was 2-0 for us in sets, it was tough to get ready mentally because I was expecting Juan Carlos to win, but I tried to relax, I kept thinking that Albert was the one more cheering in the locker room. I was reading a magazine, but I was watching more tennis than reading the magazine. It was being a little bit uncomfortable not knowing the outcome. I had eight racquets ready, I had three dishes of pasta. I want to give credit to Juan Carlos for this big win.

Q. Juan Carlos is a fan of Real Madrid in soccer. When he won the point, everyone at Barcelona stadium cheered. What do you think about this?

JUAN CARLOS FERRERO: I'm very happy either being a Real Madrid fan, that everybody was happy for my win.

ALBERT COSTA: It's good to be followed by everybody, that everybody around the city and the country are following us and being aware of what we're doing and happy with our win.

Q. Were you dreaming you could win the final point, the decisive point for Spain?

JUAN CARLOS FERRERO: Yes. In fact, last night when I was going to bed, I thought about it. I was dreaming and celebrating. It just became incredible. I never expected it that way. It's a very, very happy feeling.

Q. Is this going to change your life and your career?

JUAN CARLOS FERRERO: I don't know if it's going to change it, but it's definitely a great, great experience for the future for other tournaments. It gives me a lot of confidence, having this opportunity, taking profit of it at the age of 20. It's very important for the future.

Q. When you were celebrating, you called your other three captains and also the coach of Juan Carlos. This means that we're going to have five captains for next season?

CAPTAIN DUARTE: Well, it could be five, six, seven, eight, depending how many people we want to bring over. I understand your question. I can not answer it right now. Now is time to enjoy. We have to think in the future with the Federation, talk it over, see how we're going to do it - if it's going to be one captain or ten captains.

Q. Juan, you had a big outcome come beating New Zealand. You like to face the continent opposite to ours.

JUAN BALCELLS: In fact, yes. It's gone well for me. First in New Zealand I was able to win, avoid dropping into division two. In the finals, I was able to beat Australia. It seems that continent is going to be good for me. There's not going to be happy, but I don't really care about it.

Q. Is it a special feeling that you lost the only point?

ALBERT COSTA: Somebody has to lose. In four ties we've only lost two points. Somebody has to lose. It was once one doubles and myself. That happens. I feel a winner as everyone. I'm very, very happy.

CAPTAIN DUARTE: He wants to thank everyone. It's been a great event. Everybody has worked hard. Thanks for your support. It's been great. You work with us 98%, that's enough. Thank you very much.

End of FastScripts….

Chloe le Bopper
08-10-2002, 08:04 AM
http://www.asapsports.com/tennis/2001itopen/051301JF.html

2001 TENNIS MASTERS SERIES - ROME

May 13, 2001

J.C. FERRERO/G. Kuerten
3-6, 6-1, 2-6, 6-4, 6-2

An Interview With:

JUAN CARLOS FERRERO

THE MODERATOR: Questions, please.

Q. You're behind two sets to one, what was your state of mind then?

JUAN CARLOS FERRERO: It was very difficult to win three set. When, you know, he start very strong, I said inside me, "Don't worry because I have time today and in the next set." So in the first set I could to break him some games, and finally I lost the set, and finally I could to win in five sets.

Q. You weren't worried when you were behind two sets to one?

JUAN CARLOS FERRERO: No, no, not worried. It's difficult to win Guga, and I'm worry only in three set.

Q. You've won tournaments before, but this is the biggest one you've won. Does winning something this big give you confidence to go forward and win something that's even bigger in Paris in a couple of weeks' time?

JUAN CARLOS FERRERO: But also Barcelona give me a lot of confidence because I play with Spanish players, some very strong players. And here, you know, is the first time I win the Masters Series, and I am really very happy for that. But I think this tournament is giving more confidence to race to go to the Roland Garros.

Q. Did you realize that he was tired at the end of the fourth set, and did you think that last year you were in front two sets to one and you lost, and this year exactly the opposite, or no?

JUAN CARLOS FERRERO: I didn't think about the last match against Guga, you know, because I am -- I was in this final and I am really want to win this match and only I think when I was in the match to win this tournament and this match. So I didn't think about the match against Guga at Roland Garros.

Q. You and Guga should be seeded one and two at the French, and the Spanish players are protesting about the seedings at Wimbledon. Don't you think the Spanish players should protest to have a better seeding at the French?

JUAN CARLOS FERRERO: Maybe yes, but I don't think we gonna do because in Roland Garros the seeds is normal. You know, Wimbledon it happen that situation, and I think it's no gonna happen in Roland Garros.

Q. You may play Guga in the quarters, like in Hamburg?

JUAN CARLOS FERRERO: Yes. Maybe.

Q. You have two coaches here, Antonio Martinez and Samuel Lopez. How do you work it when there is a physical coach or...?

JUAN CARLOS FERRERO: No, no, no. I have -- normally it's come with me Antonio, normally is the first coach. But this week is coming Samuel Lopez because Antonio has to do something else in Spain. And some weeks is gonna travel with me someone, so it's to coach and not physical trainer, only to coach.

Q. When was the last time that you found yourself 5-1 down on clay in a previous match?

JUAN CARLOS FERRERO: I can't say I remember if that ever happened to me on clay. It's true he started off very strong, very well, and then I managed to come back a few games and sort of shorten the distance between us. But in the end he managed to take the set.

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Chloe le Bopper
08-10-2002, 08:08 AM
http://www.asapsports.com/tennis/2000usopen/082700NB.html

UNITED STATES TENNIS ASSOCIATION


2000 U.S. OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP
Flushing Meadows, New York

August 27, 2000

NEW BALLS PLEASE
PRESS CONFERENCE

IGGY JOVANOVICH: My name is Iggy Jovanovich, Director of Play and Promotion at the ATP Tour. I want to first of all thank the USTA and Joe Favorito for setting this up. Thank you all for coming. I wanted to introduce you to our next generation of stars and champions - they're that already - but they're here for many years to come. We classify these guys as the New Guys Please. As you can see by their hats, they're supporting this initiative that we've got. We have Juan Carlos Ferrero from Spain, Marat Safin from Russia, Nicolas Lapentti from Ecuador, Roger Federer from Switzerland, Tommy Haas and Nicolas Kiefer from Germany. By the way, Juan Carlos Ferrero has to leave pretty soon, so you may want to start with him if you have any Spaniards or South Americans.

Q. I saw you play in the Hamlet Cup on Tuesday. I never heard as much grunting and groaning. Is that a standard part of your game? You could hear it from the next town over.

JUAN CARLOS FERRERO: It's my game, no? Always I play the same form. I think it's good for me.

Q. Juan, you and Marat know each other from junior tennis. Did you live close to each other?

MARAT SAFIN: 100 kilometers. We have the same fitness coach. I know him since 12 years old, I think.

Q. Who used to win when you played?

MARAT SAFIN: This guy (referring to Juan Carlos Ferrero ).

Q. Every time?

MARAT SAFIN: Except for last time (laughter).

Q. When did it change?

MARAT SAFIN: When? Because he was great in Juniors and 14. He won. He was more experienced. At 14 years he played much better, played more tournaments. Also on the ratings, he was much better than me. Also he beat me in the Davis Cup against Spain.

Q. Was Marat always this big?

JUAN CARLOS FERRERO: Sure, he's big. He's now 6 in the world. He plays unbelievable.

MARAT SAFIN: But I was smaller.

Q. Marat, who is your coach now actually?

MARAT SAFIN: I have no coach. I'm looking for him. Alex is helping me, giving some advice to find the right guy. I don't want to rush also with the coach because I'm doing well without him. I can work alone.

Q. I've seen you practicing with Roger. Do you do that quite often? Was that just a coincidence? Do you often practice together?

MARAT SAFIN: Yeah. His coach, he came to me to practice. He came to me to ask for practice. I think is right guy to find good rhythm, to play some good points. Play very fast, very good serve. It's very good. He's very good for practice. If you want to play with him, you can come (laughter).

Q. Tommy, welcome back to the tour. What is your fitness level right now?

TOMMY HAAS: Well, it's not at its best, obviously. I was injured for quite awhile, had a bulging disc, out for three or four weeks. I just started practicing again a week, ten days ago. Happy to be here, looking forward to play. Certainly try my best, even though I'm probably not in the best shape right now.

Q. The disc, is it just under control or is that something you're going to have to watch for a long time?

TOMMY HAAS: I don't know yet. I mean, obviously I haven't played a match since a long time. Have to see how it goes tomorrow. Obviously I have to watch out, do my flexibility work and strengthen it. Hopefully it's nothing too serious.

Q. Juan, getting back to the Hamlet Cup, were you satisfied with your workout there? Will you do that next year as a warm-up for the US Open?

JUAN CARLOS FERRERO: Yes, I'm satisfied. But I lose against Krajicek - no? - 6-3, 6-4. I didn't play so good because in the first round I fell down and I feel not so good with my wrist, you know. With Krajicek, I can't serve so good, I can't play so good. But Krajicek is playing good because he's in the final. Now I feel so good with my wrist. I think it will be a good US Open for me.

Q. Your wrist is ready for The Open?

JUAN CARLOS FERRERO: Yes, it's ready for The Open.

Q. What about your injury, Nicolas?

NICOLAS KIEFER: I'm feeling good. I was struggling for a couple months, couldn't play for three or four months. I'm happy to be back. I played good in Washington. I'm looking forward to play good here.

Q. Do you feel any rust, like your game isn't quite where you want it to be?

NICOLAS KIEFER: No, I mean, I know that I can play tennis very good. I showed it last year. For sure I try to get back to the Top 10. I do everything for this. I keep on practicing. I go out and give a hundred percent.

Q. Were any of you guys consulted with the sponsoring slogan?

IGGY JOVANOVICH: How we came up with the concept, Burson-Marsteller and the ATP Tour just basically thought it was time to kind of raise the bar in terms of getting the next generation of champions out there. These are the guys selected. One of the guys can answer what they think of it.

Q. Do you guys feel like there is a void, that there is not enough attention being paid to the new generation at all? You have Pete and Andre sort of getting older, leaving the scene. Do you feel like anyone has really noticed you yet?

TOMMY HAAS: Pete and Andre are the ones that have the last ten years maybe in tennis, Pete won how many Grand Slams, how many did Agassi win? Agassi was, you know, 140 in the world, came back to No. 1. These are the guys that make the things happen. People are interested in watching Agassi and Sampras play, no matter where they are in the world. We are, like they say, the next generation. We're young guys. We still have to learn a lot, I think. With time, hopefully we're going to be the next people to talk about. Hopefully we'll have some good success, like Gustavo Kuerten, who has won two French Open titles already. We'll have to wait and see what happens.

IGGY JOVANOVICH: For those of you not familiar with this lanky bloke that just walked in, that's Gustavo Kuerten.

Q. Do you think Americans can raise sort of a star, or players who aren't from America, do you think they're ready to sort of leap onto somebody else they're not as familiar with?

TOMMY HAAS: What do you mean by that question?

Q. Do you think they're ready to go for somebody new? Usually with Pete and Andre, they're beloved here because they're Americans, because they have a lot of charisma - Andre does. Do you think Americans are ready to embrace somebody not from their country?

TOMMY HAAS: That's a question you should ask the public. Obviously in every country where you're from, people love you the most. Especially when they play in the United States, they're going to want to see Agassi and Sampras. Unless you're as famous or as good players as they are, they're welcome anywhere. I think they want to see Agassi in Germany or France just as much as they want to see them here.

IGGY JOVANOVICH: There's a young American Jan-Michael Gambill, also part of this group. Being in the final of Long Island, it's hard for him to make it today.

Q. Guga, of all the collection of guys here, you have come the farthest on the hard courts. A lot of people probably think that Brazil is just nothing but clay court tennis. Did you play hard court tennis very much as a junior?

GUSTAVO KUERTEN: Not really. I start to play when I was 14, 15, always when I had the tournaments here in the States or maybe in Europe I guess sometimes, like Wimbledon Juniors. I think, like most of the guys here, someone is practicing in the States sometimes. We have to come out here and practice against the other guys, you know, start to play tournaments, learn how to play outside. It's tough sometimes, like for me, traveling all the time, playing out of my country all year long. It's much more different than the guy that has chance to start here in the States and can play many, many months.

Q. Did you have a difficult time mentally changing from a clay court to hard court?

GUSTAVO KUERTEN: For me, the main change is just the mental, the way I prepare for the match, the way I focus on the match. It's completely different. I still can be much more relaxed on clay, and on hard I have to be very, very concentrate and don't try to miss any shots, you know. It's not so easy as I play on clay, and everything, it's natural for me.

Q. How old do you think you were when you began to get pretty comfortable on a hard court?

GUSTAVO KUERTEN: I'm still not old enough (laughter). Maybe 35 I'm going to be.

Q. You've been to the final of the Ericsson.

GUSTAVO KUERTEN: I think since already last year, I've been much more comfortable. I've been play the same level as the good guys, you know, top players. Right now, even more I think my confidence is higher, I'll be able to win matches. This help you in your game good.

Q. Tommy, I saw you last year at Arthur Ashe Day playing an exhibition. I was curious if more people recognized you from that appearance than they did from tennis here in the States?

TOMMY HAAS: From the Kids Day last year?

Q. Yes. People recognize you on that fact alone.

TOMMY HAAS: I don't know if that was the case.

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Chloe le Bopper
08-10-2002, 08:09 AM
Q. Was Marat always this big?

JUAN CARLOS FERRERO: Sure, he's big. He's now 6 in the world. He plays unbelievable.

MARAT SAFIN: But I was smaller.

lol, his English has gotten MUCH better in the past 2 years, no? :o

Chloe le Bopper
08-10-2002, 08:11 AM
http://www.asapsports.com/tennis/2000usopen/090300JF.html

2000 U.S. Open

Flushing Meadows, New York

September 3, 2000

J.C. FERRERO/R. Federer
7-5, 7-6, 1-6, 7-6

An interview with:

JUAN CARLOS FERRERO

MODERATOR: Questions for Juan Carlos.

Q. You've known Marat a long time, go back to when you were juniors in Valencia. Today he leaves all of his clothes home, so he has to borrow clothes from Nicolas Kiefer after a rain delay. Has he always been like this, a little forgetful, not quite organized all the time?

JUAN CARLOS FERRERO: No, you know, when was rain in the tiebreak and in the match, I think the tiebreak, no, because, you know, is difficult to begin to play against Federer because he serve so good. After I think is have a little bit luck, you know, with luck in the tiebreak. I think the tiebreak, it's a little bit luck. I think was so difficult match because he serve so good all the time, and it's difficult to break his serve, no, in the match. I'm really happy for this match.

Q. I didn't make this question clear. I was talking about Marat.

JUAN CARLOS FERRERO: Oh, Marat.

Q. He left his extra socks and shorts at the hotel. During the rain delay, he wanted to change clothes.

JUAN CARLOS FERRERO: For Marat?

Q. He got them from Nicolas Kiefer. You've known him for many years.

JUAN CARLOS FERRERO: Yes, I know.

Q. Was he always disorganized like this when he was young?

JUAN CARLOS FERRERO: I think Marat, all his life, this type. I think Marat a little bit craziness. But he always play the same level, no, 5-4 in the tiebreak or 1-0 in the first set. He think he must concentrate in his tennis right now. I think more organized in his life.

Q. Were you happy when the rain came so you could get some rest?

JUAN CARLOS FERRERO: Yes, always when it's raining, you must to be in the locker room. You don't know what can you do. It's no great days for the tennis when is rain.

Q. In the third set, you looked kind of tired.

JUAN CARLOS FERRERO: No, no, no, nothing. I'm really feel so good all the match. The fourth set and in the third set when come the rain, I'm good. When I come back to the court, I feel more relaxed, more strength.

Q. You had a great season on the clay. Do you feel as though you're just as comfortable and just as confident on the hard courts as you are on clay?

JUAN CARLOS FERRERO: Yeah, maybe, no. I like to play hard court. Sometimes I win some matches in hard court, no, in Dubai and Scottsdale. I like to play hard court all my life because when I was young, I play so many times in hard court. Now I feel so good on this hard court, no, because it's not too fast, and I can to play my tennis, no, in this court. In Australia, it's more fast. It's a little bit more difficult to play in Australia this year. I think the next year is more or less fast, no.

Q. This year you've played Marat twice. You each won one match on clay. Who should be the favorite in the next match?

JUAN CARLOS FERRERO: I think normally a little bit him, no, because he plays a little bit better in hard court than in clay court. But nobody knows who won, who come to win this match, no, because Marat and me, we are 20 years old. We don't have so many experience in the Grand Slams, you know. I don't know what's happening in this match, no, because I'm playing good, and I think he's playing good. I think it's possible everything.

Q. Is it realistic for a player as young as you and a player as young as Safin to make the final or win a major tournament like this or is it too early?

JUAN CARLOS FERRERO: Maybe is too early, no, to do the final here on some Grand Slam. Marat won the Toronto. He has so many potential in the tennis, no? I think it's too early for me and for him. But it's possible. Nobody really knows. Maybe I like to do, but I think him is the same.

Q. Roger mentioned several times your spin, the way you play the ball. He usually doesn't mention that with everybody. What is so special about your spin? Is it a real good weapon on hard court?

JUAN CARLOS FERRERO: I think it's good for hard court, no, because it's going to take topspin, no. What is it (indicating)?

Q. Bounce.

JUAN CARLOS FERRERO: Yes. It's going to go more up. I think Alex Corretja and Carlos Moya is play with the same topspin. Maybe Alex, it's a little bit more than Carlos and me. I think it's also good on the hard court and the clay. Always the topspin is good for everything. I think for Wimbledon, it's not so good.

Q. In this match today, you got a terrible call. The ball was clearly out.

JUAN CARLOS FERRERO: Yeah.

Q. You didn't get too angry about it.

JUAN CARLOS FERRERO: No.

Q. Marat maybe would have broken a racquet or two. Is that just your temperament?

JUAN CARLOS FERRERO: Yeah, just my temperament. All my life I was this form. I think is good for me. Is going to take positive on the court. I can to thinking about the next point. If I broke the racquet, I'm going to take angry. It's not good for me, no. Maybe good for Marat because he's happy after broke the racquet, no, but good for me.

Q. Are you the same in your private life, more quiet?

JUAN CARLOS FERRERO: Yeah, yeah. I try. I try.

Q. How long have you known Marat? What is your background together in terms of junior tennis?

JUAN CARLOS FERRERO: Yeah, he went to go to Valencia in 14 years old. I know him from this 14 years old. I think it's six years, 14 to 20. I think it's a good friend for me because he has the same physical training in Valencia than me. I go so many times to Valencia for practice with him when we stayed there. I think is a good friend for me because I know him so much time.

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Chloe le Bopper
08-10-2002, 08:12 AM
And a shorter one :


http://www.asapsports.com/tennis/2000usopen/090500JF.html

UNITED STATES TENNIS ASSOCIATION


2000 U.S. OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP
Flushing Meadows, New York

September 5, 2000

M. SAFIN/J. C. Ferrero
6-1, 6-2, 6-2

An interview with:

JUAN CARLOS FERRERO

MODERATOR: Questions for Juan Carlos.

Q. How do you explain today's match?

JUAN CARLOS FERRERO: Yeah, I try. I think when me, I don't do nothing in the court, no, I can to choke on some games. Today I didn't do nothing in the court. He plays normal. I don't know, no, thinking about the final also. So maybe when I lost the first service and the second also. After then I can't to play, no, because I feel so bad in the court and my head is not so good for thinking about the match, you know.

Q. Were you nervous?

JUAN CARLOS FERRERO: No, not nervous. I know him, no, and he's playing good this year. I think before the match I have to play so good for win him, no? At the beginning of the match, I play not bad, no? But then when he broke my service in the first set, I did so many doubles, I lost the confidence in my service, and I think it so important for the rest of the match, no? Because the service in hard court, I think it's more important for my confidence and for the match, you know.

Q. To have made it as far as you did, are you pleased with that?

JUAN CARLOS FERRERO: Yes, I feel so good because the last year I lost against Rusedski, no, in fourth set in the central. This year I win so many difficult matches here, Meligeni, Federer, Gumy, is good player in hard court, no? I feel so good because now in this tournament I play so good these three rounds. In this match, I hope more than me, no? But tennis is the tennis, and some days you going to play bad, no? And today is the day.

Q. Are you physically okay?

JUAN CARLOS FERRERO: Yeah. I feel okay with my physic. I don't have problems.

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Chloe le Bopper
08-10-2002, 08:13 AM
JUAN CARLOS FERRERO: Yeah. I feel okay with my physic. I don't have problems.

hehe, awwwwwww :)

Leo7
08-10-2002, 02:17 PM
LOL! thanks for posting all that Becca! i love the first one when he won the Davis Cup for Spain! that was such a great win over Lleyton, and he ended it with such a beautiful backhand winner down the line!:D

Chloe le Bopper
08-10-2002, 11:19 PM
I will dig more up later, but that is all for now ;)

TennisHack
08-10-2002, 11:40 PM
Rebecca--yes, his English has gotten much, much better in 2 years.

He's such a doll. :) The post DC interview is great! I really want to see that match, now.

John.Charles
08-11-2002, 12:13 AM
Originally posted by Rebecca
http://www.asapsports.com/tennis/2000usopen/090300JF.html

2000 U.S. Open

Flushing Meadows, New York

September 3, 2000

J.C. FERRERO/R. Federer
7-5, 7-6, 1-6, 7-6

An interview with:

JUAN CARLOS FERRERO

MODERATOR: Questions for Juan Carlos.

Q. You've known Marat a long time, go back to when you were juniors in Valencia. Today he leaves all of his clothes home, so he has to borrow clothes from Nicolas Kiefer after a rain delay. Has he always been like this, a little forgetful, not quite organized all the time?

JUAN CARLOS FERRERO: No, you know, when was rain in the tiebreak and in the match, I think the tiebreak, no, because, you know, is difficult to begin to play against Federer because he serve so good. After I think is have a little bit luck, you know, with luck in the tiebreak. I think the tiebreak, it's a little bit luck. I think was so difficult match because he serve so good all the time, and it's difficult to break his serve, no, in the match. I'm really happy for this match.

Q. I didn't make this question clear. I was talking about Marat.

JUAN CARLOS FERRERO: Oh, Marat.

Q. He left his extra socks and shorts at the hotel. During the rain delay, he wanted to change clothes.

JUAN CARLOS FERRERO: For Marat?

Q. He got them from Nicolas Kiefer. You've known him for many years.

JUAN CARLOS FERRERO: Yes, I know.

Q. Was he always disorganized like this when he was young?

JUAN CARLOS FERRERO: I think Marat, all his life, this type. I think Marat a little bit craziness. But he always play the same level, no, 5-4 in the tiebreak or 1-0 in the first set. He think he must concentrate in his tennis right now. I think more organized in his life.





HAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAAAA....!!! that's funny!!!
Have you noticed??? They (non-American players) never ANSWER THE QUESTION!
You go JC!

Chloe le Bopper
08-11-2002, 12:29 AM
hehe, too bad his english is much better now - those interviews are so cuite :kiss: