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Second Seed Ferrero Withdraws

crace37
03-12-2004, 04:00 AM
Second-seeded Juan Carlos Ferrero of Spain has withdrawn from the Pacific Life Open, it was announced today by tournament officials. Ferrero has contracted chickenpox and will not compete here because of the illness.

Ferrero, who is No. 2 in the INDESIT ATP Entry Rankings, will be replaced in the main draw by Jeff Salzenstein as the “Lucky Loser.” Salzenstein was the highest-ranked player to lose in the final round of the qualifying draw. By rule, he moves into the draw spot formerly occupied by Gaston Gaudio of Argentina, who is awarded the No. 33 seed and replaces Ferrero’s spot on the bottom line of the draw.

Tournament physician Dr. Ken Anderson examined Ferrero at his local hotel room on Wednesday and diagnosed the illness.

“I found out yesterday that I had the chickenpox,” said Ferrero from his hotel room on Thursday afternoon. “Sometimes things happen and you can’t do anything about it. I am disappointed because I was looking forward to playing here.”

Salzenstein will play wild card Alex Bogomolov Jr in the first round, while Gaudio receives a bye into the second round and will face the winner of Wayne Ferreira vs. Igor Andreev.

Main draw play at the Pacific Life Open begins on Friday and continues through Sunday, March 21.

From pacificlifeopen.com

lalaland
03-12-2004, 04:41 AM
Is there enough time for him to recover for Miami or he will miss that one too?

He who has no luck. Get well soon.

CooCooCachoo
03-12-2004, 05:19 AM
Get well soon, Juan Carlos! This is a loss for the tournament, but a personal loss too.

Flora3892
03-12-2004, 06:45 AM
i've never had chicken pox, so i donno. but how long does an adult usually take to recover from chicken pox? :confused:

Smankyou
03-12-2004, 06:51 AM
The older you are, the more serious it is. That's why it's good to get it out of your system when you're a wee-baby.

Flora3892
03-12-2004, 06:57 AM
uh-oh... that's not good for ferrero!!! :sad:

JeLuliA88
03-12-2004, 08:11 AM
Chicken pox... hope its going to get beta for miami, cos i don't want him to miss out on that as well. It was his chance to gain pts in the entry system.. and also in the champion race.

Elam
03-12-2004, 09:02 AM
Get well soon, JC! Hope you can play in Miami!

oxy
03-12-2004, 12:23 PM
there were suggestions in another thread that there are medicine for a quicker recovery or less suffering cos chicken pox can be quite straining on the body.....but then again with reference to the recent doping cases...i'm not sure if he is encouraged to take these medicine...i just hope he can recover in time for clay season...nevermind about miami cos he doesn't have much points to defend....take care JC!!!

Iza
03-12-2004, 01:09 PM
poor thing! i'm so sorry 4 him!!!!

carole
03-12-2004, 05:49 PM
dargfh... so sad!
WHY HIM??? :mad:
anyway.. get well soon juan carlos!
http://www.nksd.net/schools/dms/woodtech/images/images/get-well-soon.gif

maratski
03-12-2004, 07:55 PM
Get well soon Juanqui :sad:

Iza
03-12-2004, 08:03 PM
get well juanqui :kiss:

Lynne
03-13-2004, 12:19 PM
Poor Juanqui!!
I had chickenpox last July and missed school for like nearly 2 weeks.. It was awful ... Very itchy..!! :( I still have several scars on my body.
I hope Juanqui will get well soon!!

Jazzy
03-15-2004, 08:43 AM
i never had it, AND DON'T WANNA GET IT!!!

awwwwwwwwwwww, how cute carole!!! GET WELL SOON JUANQUI!!!

^Sue^
03-16-2004, 03:02 AM
I will never got that bad illness because i had ywo injection for that...to assure that i will not have chickenpox.......hehe

Crazy_Fool
03-19-2004, 12:33 PM
Get well soon Ferrero!

Iza
03-19-2004, 01:05 PM
i really wonder how much he will need to recover

Lynne
03-19-2004, 01:33 PM
I hope it won't take too long coz the clay season is near!! :)

Masto22
03-19-2004, 02:52 PM
What about him in Miami?

Iza
03-19-2004, 07:27 PM
i'm pretty sure he won't be there. :sad:

Crazy_Fool
03-30-2004, 09:45 PM
Ferrero where are you?

I'm missing you now, can u please get your ass back on the court.

Alvarillo
03-30-2004, 10:00 PM
Ferrero will comeback in the Davis Cup tie vs The Netherlands in Mallorca
And I'll be There!!!!

Billabong
03-31-2004, 12:06 AM
I hope Ferrero will be completely fit and healthy for DC:)!

Iza
03-31-2004, 03:54 AM
so soon? i was worried he'll miss everything 4 about 1 month or so...it's great news to hear that he is already returning! so he won't miss the Valencia Open :D