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Come on Juan in Auckland

01-07-2007, 10:28 PM
Right now he is playing against Paul Capdeville!!
if he wins this match he'll be in the main draw :D
Come on Juan!!
I know you can win!!!

01-07-2007, 11:34 PM
He won 6-3 6-1!

01-08-2007, 03:17 AM
Vamos Juan!!! :rocker2:

01-08-2007, 08:06 PM
Convincing win, muy bien :) Now the real work starts, Vamos Juan!!!!

01-08-2007, 08:13 PM
First round: D King-Turner (NZL)

come on juanitoo!!!

01-09-2007, 01:49 AM
It's rainning in Auckland :(

01-09-2007, 01:46 PM
Yes... and matches delayed... today he plays second turn in the central court
Good luckk!!!

01-09-2007, 03:12 PM
No more rain today please :sad:

Vamos Juan!!! :rocker2:

01-10-2007, 02:31 AM
Pico won 6/3 6/3. The only bad thing is that he had to call the trainer like twice to have a massage on his legs. I hope it's just something related to the fact that this is his first tournament of the season.
I don't know his next opponent but good luck.

01-10-2007, 03:26 AM
I hope he is ok :sad:

BTW Good win :)

01-10-2007, 07:31 AM
Monaco sends King-Turner out

Jan 10, 2007
By Alan Granville at the ASB Tennis Centre, Auckland

Dan King-Turner admitted the gap in class was too big on Wednesday after he lost 6-3 6-3 to Juan Monaco in the first round of the Heineken Open.

The Kiwi number one, with a world ranking of 456 compared to his opponents 71, showed flashes of good play but in the end he failed to convert his chances against the Argentine qualifier.

Monaco in particular preyed on King-Turner's second serve, with the Kiwi winning only 33 per cent of points on it.

King-Turner, who now lives in London, was broken in his first service game. His hopes were temporarily lifted after the third game when Monaco called the trainer on to court due to a shin problem and the Kiwi broke back to 3-3.

But after that Monaco stepped up his game to take the first set in 34 minutes.

King-Turner got his second set off to a flier, breaking the Argentine in the third game before holding to go 3-1 up. But yet again he let Monaco back into the match as he rattled off the next five games to take the match.

King-Turner said the opposition was a lot tougher than what he is used to.

"It's a different game out there. The way he was hitting the ball from the baseline was getting up a lot higher than I am used to, physically it was a lot tougher than what I am used to," said the 22-year-old.

"These guys play these matches week in, week out. They get used to hitting the ball like that and that's something I have to get used to."

He did take some positives from the match.

"I played the way I wanted too, I was pretty aggressive, I tried to take the game to him and it was a good experience."

King-Turner is aiming to break inside the top 300 at the end of the year.

"I think it's a realistic goal if I keep improving the way that I am. This has been a great opportunity. This sets me up well for the rest of the year playing a tough match at the start."

Monaco will now face Olivier Rochus in the second round while King-Turner is back onto court in the evening doubles on Wednesday along side Jarkko Nieminen as they face the Kiwi pairing of Oliver and Rubin Statham.

01-10-2007, 02:52 PM
Who is he playing against now??

01-10-2007, 04:40 PM
Pico will play Olivier Rochus (if the rain allows it):).

01-10-2007, 10:34 PM
he is playing right now
good luck juan!!!

01-11-2007, 01:01 AM
Pico defeated O Rochus 7/5 5/7 6/3 in a very long match. I think it lasted about 3 hours.
If I'm not wrong he will play Calleri.

01-11-2007, 01:31 AM
Pico defeated O Rochus 7/5 5/7 6/3 in a very long match. I think it lasted about 3 hours.
If I'm not wrong he will play Calleri.

Yep he's playing Calleri later today. :sad: I like both of them.

01-11-2007, 02:31 AM
Great win Juan! :worship:

A pic from today vs Rochus :)

01-11-2007, 02:51 AM
I actually like his new head band look. He has his hair like McEnroe in that pic.:)

01-11-2007, 09:57 AM
i dont like the new adidas outfits, they are too white for the aus open
but congrats :D

01-11-2007, 10:49 AM
Juan lost to Calleri 6-4 4-6 4-6 :bigcry:

01-11-2007, 10:51 AM
Poor Juan :sad:

01-11-2007, 02:51 PM
The good thing is that he won 2 matches on hard/rebound ace or whatever the surface was.

01-11-2007, 03:30 PM

But Calleri was a difficult opponent and Pico had already played quite a long match yesterday. All in all a good tournament for him I would say.:) And choccO, Juan played in the blue shirt against Calleri, well at least the first set I went to bed then because it was late and I was sooooo tired.:yawn:

01-11-2007, 03:31 PM
The good thing is that he won 2 matches on hard/rebound ace or whatever the surface was.

Well more than 2 because he had to qualify too.:D

01-11-2007, 03:57 PM
Well more than 2 because he had to qualify too.:D

You're right. He must be exhausted.

01-11-2007, 06:16 PM
You're right. He must be exhausted.

He's young and fit, I'm sure he can take it.:lol:

01-11-2007, 07:07 PM
I am pleased with Juan's results in Auckland. He won 5 matches in a row, not bad for the start :)

Good luck to Juan in Melbourne!

01-11-2007, 07:36 PM
Yes!! I am also very happy with his results :)
Good Luck in the AO

01-14-2007, 05:00 PM
Vale posted this article on the Gaston board and I thought it belongs to this place as well :)

Heineken Open awards

Jan 14, 2007

The weather may not have played its part but the 2007 Heineken Open has certainly seen its share of drama on and off the court.

Marathon matches, big upsets and temper tantrums have marked this year's tournament, which was won by David Ferrer in the battle of the Spaniards over Tommy Robredo on Saturday.

The votes are in and the judges' decision is final as presents the first Heineken Open awards.

Best match- Quite a few to choose from with all four quarter-finals producing some great play, so did the semi between Mardy Fish and David Ferrer but the award goes to Olivier Rochus v Juan Monaco in round two. Shoved onto Court 4 due to the "Terrible Tuesday" wash-out these two whippets played exhilarating tennis in front of a packed audience. Both men gave their best and covered every inch of the court with some sublime play. Qualifier Monaco won on the day 7-5 5-7 6-3 but yet again Rochus played his part at the Heineken Open.Last year he was involved in perhaps the best match ever at the tournament against Jarkko Nieminen. This man must play Centre Court every match here!!

Worst match - Quite what happened to Daniele Bracciali will perhaps never be known. Was it nerves; an injury or just a slump in confidence but his display against David Ferrer in round two was abysmal. Maybe he left the iron on in his hotel room because he didnt want to hang around, winning just one game.

Best temper tantrum - this award was already winging its way to Argentina as Gaston Gaudio stomped, shouted, grimaced, swore and took his anger out on a helpless microphone in losing in round one. However it had to be diverted to Florida as Mardy Fish sneaked in with a last-gasp effort, destroying his racket in spectacular fashion in his semi against Ferrer.

Best underdog performance - Qualifiers are a strange lot. Some end up being cannon fodder in the opening round, while others surprise and go far in tournaments, so step forward Juan Monaco. The Argentine came through three rounds to win through to the main draw and despatched Kiwi hope Dan King-Turner in round one. Everyone was expecting the story to end there but the world number 71 thought otherwise, defeating fan favourite Rochus in three before taking on seventh seed Agustin Calleri later on the same day. Monaco gave all he had before losing in the last eight, having played an amazing 62 games in one day. Great name and a great entertainer. Honourable mentions go to fellow qualifiers Lukas Rossol and Woong-Sun Jun who played way above their world rankings before losing to seeded players.

Worst performance - the weather. Tuesday was washed-out; Friday nearly went the same way, with the rain also making an unwelcome appearance on finals day.

Worst on court performance - A lot was spoken about up-and-coming wildcards Gael Monfils and Juan Martin Del Potro before the tournament. Heineken Open organisers like to source future champions and felt confident that Monfils and Del Potro would bring entertainment and passion to Auckland. They were both turfed out in the opening round. Maybe next year guys. Honourable mention to Janko Tipsarevic, who lost a first set on tie-break to Kristof Vliegen and then won only five points in the second.

Worst hair - Really Nicolas Massu, do you think you're sexy?

Retro clothing award - Tommy Robredo's outfit and headband made him look like he stepped out of Wimbledon in 1985.

Best name - Close one between Ruben Ramirez Hidalgo and Mardy Fish but the American just wins it only because it was so difficult not to use puns using his name. "Fish Flounders", "Fish all at Sea," "Battered Fish" etc, you get the idea. When he was playing Ancic, commentator Andrew Saville came up with "Fish Ancic". Say it a few times and get the ketchup.

The "and you are" anonymous award- Simon Aspelin, Chris Haggard, Jeff Coetzee and Rogier Wassen. They competed in the finals in the doubles in case you didnt know.

Best atmosphere - the outside courts on Thursday. Fans packed out every inch of Court 4 and 6 as the sun shone on and some of the best matches in the tournament were played just metres from each other.

The missing event award - the doubles. Only three matches were played at the ASB Tennis Centre until the final due to the weather. Cue lots of journeys across the bridge to Albany.

Quote of the tournament - Tommy Robredo clattered into the net during the final causing some damage to his, ahem, manhood. In the post-match interview he admitted "I may not have any children".

Value for money award - Nicolas Massu and Juan Ignacio Chela took three hours to finish their second round match on Court 6. Some fans with numb bums on the concrete there.

The stalker award - Keith Quinn and Lavina Good. They needed to fill in time during the rain by interviewing anyone and everyone involved at Stanley Street. If you stood in one place long enough you would be guaranteed your 15 minutes on TV ONE.

Good sport award- David Ferrer wins admiration among the media for at least trying to speak English in post-match interviews. He battled bravely on despite knowing little of the language. Some other players in previous years, who we know can speak English, weren't so forthcoming.

Missing fans award - We see and hear the Croats and Chileans and to a lesser extent the Argentine support when their boys play, but where is the Spanish support? Two of your guys made the final you know. Ola? Anyone?

01-14-2007, 08:14 PM
I was going to post that Corina. I specially like the part where it says that Juan gave everything he had and that his match with Rochus was very entertaining.

01-14-2007, 10:30 PM
Corina (and Vale), thanks for the article.

Yes, Juan did a great job in the Kiwi Land.
Now, keep it up in the Kangaroo Land. :)

Vamos, Juan!