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Alex in 2005

Enano
12-31-2004, 06:09 AM
I realized we didn't have that thread yet and it's about time :D

Alex is on the qualies list for the Australien Open. He needs 4-9 players to withdraw (the number is because of official and unofficial withdrawls) to get a main draw spot.

Then he's also in the alternat list for Buenos Aires 2 weeks later.

Fingers crossed that he gets in the main draw at thos 2 tournaments!

VAMOS ALEX!!! :worship:

HybridTheory
12-31-2004, 01:57 PM
VAMOS Alex! Good luck in 2005!! :hug: :hug:

RogiFan88
01-01-2005, 03:10 AM
I certainly hope Alex makes both lists! George, wherever you are [Happy New Year, btw] -- don't forget my message to Alex if you see him at the Oz Open!

Action Jackson
01-01-2005, 04:15 AM
I certainly hope Alex makes both lists! George, wherever you are [Happy New Year, btw] -- don't forget my message to Alex if you see him at the Oz Open!

I am around and PM me at the Cult and I will definitely give it to him. I hope he makes the main draw and stays away from some of my favourites as well.

*Ljubica*
01-01-2005, 02:31 PM
Good Luck to Alex in 2005 - and I'm sure he will make the main draw in Australia :)

Carlita
01-01-2005, 04:13 PM
:bigclap: VAMOS ALEX :bigclap: you can do it!!!!

Tenchî
01-01-2005, 05:39 PM
:yeah: FORÇA ÀLEX! :p

jrm
01-05-2005, 08:43 PM
Well, i kind of hope he plays the Q and wins all three matches - would be a great preparation for the main draw! I was really impressed by him when he played Paradorn in Madrid - he mad a lot of UE's but he was attacking and wasn't passive as he tends to be!

NF1
01-07-2005, 08:34 PM
Vamos Alex!!! You can do it!!!!!

RogiFan88
01-08-2005, 02:24 AM
I am around and PM me at the Cult and I will definitely give it to him. I hope he makes the main draw and stays away from some of my favourites as well.

:wavey:

George, check your PM over there!! ;)

Pea
01-08-2005, 04:24 AM
Has he confirmed playing in Aussie Open?

deflori
01-09-2005, 11:33 PM
Wheres Alex playing at the moment.
He is nowhere in the qualis or maindraw??????

Angelique 1
01-10-2005, 05:36 PM
Alex will not play AO!!
I have just read the bad notice at Alex´ website.Alex will not play AO because of illness and will retourne at the South-American Tournaments.Maybe it is something with his neck.He had this problem nearly the whole year 2004.I hope he can come back and has not to retire because of injurys like Rios! That would be very sad.

Pea
01-10-2005, 07:15 PM
Thanks for the info, Angelique!:sad: Hope he gets better in time for the clay season.

RogiFan88
01-10-2005, 10:14 PM
Ouahh!!! Pobre de Alex!! NOO!!!! Hope he'll be better for BsAs then...

deflori
01-11-2005, 12:38 AM
bad news: (
It sucks so much

Action Jackson
01-11-2005, 02:50 AM
A shitty day has just got worse on hearing this news.

Enano
01-11-2005, 05:52 AM
:sad: :sad: :sad:

But I think/hope that it's not his neck...
Here's the original text from the website:

*Update* Alex will unfortunately miss the Australian Open due to illness. He will be returning to the circuit during the South American swing.

~EMiLiTA~
01-11-2005, 07:24 AM
oh bugger...what a shame...hope he's better soon

*Ljubica*
01-11-2005, 07:44 AM
Get well soon Alex.

HybridTheory
01-11-2005, 08:59 AM
Aww :sad: that sux :(

Get well soon Alex :hug:

Carlita
01-11-2005, 09:04 AM
:crying2: ooooh get well soon Alex!!

:sad: I knew this day was bad! What else?! :sad:

NF1
01-12-2005, 08:54 AM
:sad: :sad: :sad:

Get Well Alex!!!!!!

RogiFan88
01-13-2005, 02:02 AM
Some good news, guys!

Alex Corretja jugará el ATP de Viña del Mar

SANTIAGO.- El español Alex Corretja (117° de la ATP) solicitó un wild card para jugar el ATP de Viña del Mar y la organización que preside Alvaro Fillol accedió a su petición en vista de su currículo lleno de éxitos.

Corretja, que cumple 30 años el 11 de abril, ingresó al tenis profesional en 1991, recaudando a la fecha más de 10 millones de dólares en premios. Durante sus 15 años en el circuito, llegó a estar en el segundo lugar del ranking en febrero de 1999, sumando durante toda su trayectoria como profesional 437 victorias con 17 títulos de singles y 13 finales de la misma categoría.

Dentro de sus triunfos, se destacan el Abierto de Roma en 1997, Indian Wells el 2000, Amsterdam el 2001 y Gstaad en 1998, 2000 y 2002. Fue finalista en Hamburgo en 1996 y 1998, Montecarlo en 1997 y Roland Garros en 1998 y el 2001, entre otros torneos.

Durante el año pasado pasó a tercera ronda en Roland Garros y en el Masters Series de Indian Wells, y finalizó su participación en el torneo de Metz donde llegó hasta cuartos de final.

And Jazz said Alex will play qualies in Buenos Aires!!

Enano
01-13-2005, 05:04 AM
Here are the news from his website:

Wild Card Entry to Viña del Mar
Alex will travel next week to South America for training and in order to prepare for up-coming tournaments. Also, Alex is confirmed to play in the BELLSOUTH OPEN (Viña del Mar, Chile). The tournament has give him a Wild Card to play in it.

Alex is very happy to play in Viña del Mar and he is very thankful to the tournament and especially to Mr. Alvaro Fillol (tournament's director).


That's great that he got that wildcard :)
VAMOS ALEX!

HybridTheory
01-13-2005, 08:33 AM
Thanks a lot guys for the news!
That's great :D
Come on Alex!! :bounce: :hug:

*Ljubica*
01-13-2005, 10:40 AM
Thanks for the good news - two of my friends are going to the Chile tournament - I'll ask them to cheer extra loudly for him :)

reiko
01-13-2005, 11:21 AM
Hello. :wavey: It's first time I post here.
Thought you would be happy to know that Alex got an invitation from Buenos Aires:
http://www3.terra.com.ar/canales/tenis/105/105716.html ( http://www3.terra.com.ar/canales/tenis/105/105716.html)
Good luck to him!

Fergie
01-13-2005, 11:25 AM
I will be there cheering for Alex ;)

I hope that Alex has a good draw and could advance enough in the tournament :)

HybridTheory
01-13-2005, 11:32 AM
Fergie & Rosie :hug:

Hello reiko!
Welcome to the forum :wavey: I hope you enjoy your stay here!
I see you are from Amsterdam? :)

reiko
01-13-2005, 12:34 PM
HybridTheory, thanks for your warm welcome.
Yeah, I live in Amsterdam. I love Holland! :)

Pea
01-13-2005, 05:08 PM
Rosie!:D

Thanks for the news guys!

Vamos Alex!!!!

RogiFan88
01-14-2005, 04:07 PM
:) From the Vina del Mar site:

ALEX CORRETIJA OBTIENE WILD CARD PARA EL ATP DE VIÑA DEL MAR 2005

• El destacado jugador español es parte de la nómina de jugadores que participarán en el torneo, próximo a realizarse desde el 31 de enero al 6 de febrero, en el Club Naval Las Salinas.
• Su brillante trayectoria de 15 años de carrera dentro del circuito de tenistas profesionales lo avalan para obtener el Wild Card del campeonato.

Santiago, 12 de Enero - El caballeroso tenista español, Alex Corretja, solicitó un wild card para el principal torneo chileno, y uno de los más importantes de América. Los organizadores decidieron otorgarlo debido a su currículo lleno de éxitos, a la calidad de su tenis y de jugador correcto y respetuoso.
El destacado jugador catalán, que actualmente se encuentra en el puesto 117 del ranking de la ATP, ingresó al tenis profesional en 1991, recaudando a la fecha más de U$10 millones de dólares en premios. Durante sus 15 años en el circuito, Corretja llegó a estar en el segundo lugar del ranking en febrero de 1999, sumando durante toda su trayectoria como profesional 437 victorias con 17 títulos de singles y 13 finales de la misma categoría.
Dentro de sus triunfos, se destacan el Abierto de Roma en 1997, Indian Wells el 2000, Ámsterdam el 2001 y Gstaad en 1998, 2000 y 2002. Fue finalista en Hamburgo en 1996 y 1998, Monte Carlo en 1997 y Roland Garros en 1998 y el 2001, entre otros torneos. Afuera de las canchas, fue presidente de la ATP durante 1997-98 y consejero de la misma entre los años 1996 – 97 y 2002 – 03, su afabilidad y buena disposición siempre lo ha posicionado entre sus pares como “todo un caballero”. La prensa especializada también lo ha homenajeado otorgándole el premio Naranja (Prix Orange) en el Torneo de Roland Garros de 1999.
Durante el año pasado, pasó a tercera ronda en Roland Garros y en el Master Series de Indian Wells, finalizando su participación el 2004 en el torneo de Metz donde llegó hasta cuartos de final y, fue eliminado en segunda ronda en el AMS de Madrid y San Petesburgo.

http://www.bellsouthopenbyrosen.cl/noticia04.htm

Tenchî
01-14-2005, 07:56 PM
:yeah: Espero que en Acapulco tenga la misma suerte Rogi! porque todavía no se conocen las invitaciones. En principio Àlex tendrá que jugar la fase previa :sad:

deflori
01-16-2005, 10:06 PM
Great,that he became a Wildcard!

I hope he will train hard on clay,to make it better than last Year,and the important Thing,he can play the season without injurys: )

Good Luck in Vina Aleeeeee: )
http://img67.exs.cx/img67/5392/gojapan6gg.jpg

Graft
01-27-2005, 01:04 PM
:)

HybridTheory
01-27-2005, 01:06 PM
Hello Graft! :wavey:

RogiFan88
01-28-2005, 03:03 AM
According to GWH, Alex (and Rafa Nadal and Nico Lapentti) has a WC for Buenos Aires!! VAMOS, Alex!! If you do well, you might not need that WC for Acapulco...;)

*Ljubica*
01-29-2005, 01:47 PM
According to GWH, Alex (and Rafa Nadal and Nico Lapentti) has a WC for Buenos Aires!! VAMOS, Alex!! If you do well, you might not need that WC for Acapulco...;)

Yes.- that has been confirmed now - you can read about it on the Buenos Aires tournament site - http://www.atpbuenosaires.com/# It is under the "Noticias" (News) section.

HybridTheory
01-29-2005, 07:29 PM
:D

RogiFan88
02-03-2005, 07:37 PM
Alex Corretja, ex Top Ten español
“DE MOMENTO, NO PIENSO EN EL RETIRO” :)

El jugador ibérico, uno de los íconos del tenis castellano de los últimos 15 años, se manifestó “contentisimo de estar por primera vez en Viña”, asegurando que “lo único que quiero es estar el mayor de tiempo posible dentro de la pista” y que “pretendo ir paso a paso, para recuperar un poco de nivel”. (TERRA.cl)

VIÑA DEL MAR, 02 de febrero.- El tenis se juega en distintas superficies y una de las más duras es la archilla o “polvo de ladrillo”. Y en ese terreno, uno de los jugadores más exitosos y connotados de la última década es el catalán Alex Corretja, quien visita Viña del Mar por primera vez desde que el torneo ATP se instaló en la Ciudad Jardín.

El oriundo de Barcelona viene saliendo de una serie de lesiones, las cuales lo han afectado durante las dos últimas temporadas y lo tienen recluido al puesto 116 de la clasificación de la Asociación de Tenistas Profesionales (ATP), hecho que parece no mellar su espíritu, ya que al hablar de tenis sus ojos brillan, mostrando un fuego interno que aún arde.


Alex, es tu primera vez en Viña del Mar, ¿qué te ha parecido el torneo?
“Creo que está bastante bien, es un evento con buenos jugadores y muy atractivo. Es diferente el entorno al campeonato que conocí en Santiago (’93, ’94 ’95) por la cercanía de la costa y las canchas más pesadas, pero lo he encontrado muy bien”.

¿Cómo estás tenísticamente?
“Estoy tratando de entrenarme bien, necesito tener más tiempo en pista para agarrar un buen ritmo de competición y así recuperar el nivel”.

¿Por eso tu eliminación en primera ronda?
“Es el primer torneo que juego en tres meses, me sentí cómodo, realmente me gustó estar dentro de la cancha. Estuve un poco fatigado en el segundo set, pero son cosas que necesito para aprovecharlas con mi experiencia”.

¿Cuáles son tus metas para este año?
“En el ranking no tengo. El tema pasa por jugar los torneos donde me encuentre preparado. Tengo que ir paso a paso, evento a evento, porque cuando uno ha estado bien alto se necesitan hacer muchas cosas para volver a ese nivel”.

Por las lesiones y tu actual ranking corrían rumores relativos a un próximo retiro de la actividad, ¿es verdad?
“No, nada de eso. De momento, no pienso en el retiro, sólo quiero jugar y entrenar. Espero poder hacer toda la gira Latinoamericana (Buenos Aires, Brasil y México)... Paso a paso”.

Entonces, ¿cómo enfrentas esta nueva etapa en tu carrera, fuera de los primeros del mundo?
“Ahora estoy viajando con mi familia, mi hija Aroa y mi señora, que espera nuestro segundo hijo. Ellos son mi punto de apoyo en este momento y desde hace ya varios años”.

Mentalmente, me imagino, tomas tu carrera de otra forma...
“He estado en el tenis desde los 10 a los 29 años, siempre entrenando y trabajando para conseguir los objetivos trazados desde chiquito y todo eso pasa su factura. Ha llegado un punto en que el cuerpo se me cansó y eso lo debo aceptar para sobrellevarlo de una mejor manera”

¿Y, cuando acabe tu carrera quieres seguir ligado al deporte? ¿Capitán de Copa Davis, por ejemplo?
- “Hombre, me encantaría, pero trato de no pensar en eso, para no desconcentrarme; Ya te digo, por ahora solo quiero jugar, si se acaba, acaba... están todas las puertas abiertas para más adelante”.

¿Alguna deuda pendiente?
“Roland Garros es el torneo que más me duele no haberlo ganado, siempre luché al máximo para obtenerlo... Si pudiera pedir algo sería tener una nueva oportunidad de adjudicármelo, porque ese campeonato ha generado mucha ilusión en mi vida, aunque nunca olvido que soy un privilegiado”.

Rodrigo Villanueva - Viña del Mar

http://www.terra.cl/deportes/index.cfm?accion=entrevistas&id_reg=460077

RogiFan88
02-19-2005, 02:30 AM
El ex top ten español analizó las posibilidades chilenas en Copa Davis
Corretja: “Van a necesitar un pequeño milagro para ganarles a los rusos”
Mario Cavalla
Lunes 14 de Febrero de 2005

Convertido en todo un hombre de familia, el jugador catalán todavía se ilusiona con alcanzar nuevas metas a los 30 años. “Ni siquiera he pensado en el retiro”, asegura.

Álex Corretja reconoce que su esposa Cristina** y su pequeña hija Aroa ocupan hoy el mayor porcentaje de su tiempo, lo que le ha dado un giro a su vida, que por casi veinte años fue dominada por el “planeta tenis”, un mundillo que todavía lleva pegado a la piel, aunque los resultados ya no lo acompañen como en los años de mayor gloria.

“He estado en el tenis desde los 10 años y ahora tengo 30. Siempre he entrenado y trabajado para conseguir los objetivos trazados desde chiquito y todo eso pasa su factura. Ha llegado un punto en que el cuerpo está cansado, pero todavía tengo deseos de hacer algo más en el tenis”, expresa este catalán de 30 años con cifras para enorgullecerse en su carrera: número dos del mundo en 1999, campeón del Masters (1998), ganador de la Copa Davis (2000) y doble finalista de Roland Garros (1998 y 2001), entre sus mayores logros.

Hoy, arrinconado en el puesto 127 de la ATP, Corretja les echa la culpa de su bajón a las lesiones, pero fiel a su estilo tozudo se ilusiona con retornar pronto a los primeros planos: “Necesito tener más tiempo en cancha para agarrar un buen ritmo y así recuperar el nivel. He jugado poco y mal, pero tengo que ir paso a paso, porque cuando uno ha estado alto necesita hacer muchas cosas para volver a ese altura”.

-Alcanzó grandes hitos y construyó una seguridad económica, ¿no ha pensado en retirarse en vez de seguir batallando?

-Es la pregunta que me vienen haciendo desde hace tiempo y siempre contesto lo mismo: NO. Disfruto con el tenis y sólo quiero jugar y entrenar un tiempo más. Por ahí me postulan como futuro capitán del equipo español de Copa Davis, pero yo aún me veo como jugador y no sentado en una silla dirigiendo.

-A propósito de Copa Davis, ¿qué pronostica para el duelo entre Chile y Rusia?

-¿Les tocó allá? Ufff, qué mal sorteo para ustedes. Más encima les vino el contratiempo de Nicolás (Massú) y eso le resta chances al equipo chileno porque él es la base junto a Fernando González. Juntos son un equipo con bastante coraje. Tengo que ser bien sincero y decirles que los rusos son favoritos, porque tienen la localía y porque tienen a Safin, que en estos momentos es el jugador que está más en forma en el circuito. Van necesitar un pequeño milagro para ganar.

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Roland Garros, la deuda infinita

De las muchas satisfacciones que le proporcionó su carrera, Álex Corretja confiesa que su gran deuda es el torneo de Roland Garros, donde cayó en las dos finales que disputó, primero ante su compatriota Carlos Moyá, en 1998, y luego ante el brasileño Gustavo Kuerten, en 2001.

“Es el torneo que me duele no haberlo ganado, porque fue el Grand Slam donde estuve más cerca, con cinco años consecutivos entre los cuartos de final y la final. Si pudiera pedir algo sería tener una nueva oportunidad de adjudicármelo, porque ese campeonato ha generado mucha ilusión en mi vida, aunque nunca olvido que soy un privilegiado por haber llegado tan alto. Por ahí me molesta que digan que es la mayor frustración de mi carrera, porque en ese lugar viví momentos increíbles. Si quieres verlo negativamente, sí, es pérdida, pero si lo ves como yo lo veo, dirás ¡caramba, qué lejos llegué!”, afirma

http://www.lun.com/deportes/Tenis/detalle_noticia.asp?cuerpo=701&seccion=806&subseccion=902&idnoticia=C383969066578588

**¡¡Marta!!**

Fergie
02-19-2005, 12:09 PM
El ex top ten español analizó las posibilidades chilenas en Copa Davis
Corretja: “Van a necesitar un pequeño milagro para ganarles a los rusos”
We know this :sad:

Will Alex play in Mexico? :confused:

RogiFan88
02-19-2005, 01:20 PM
According to Jorge, he has withdrawn from Mexico! Indeed his name was no longer in the qualification list yesterday. Hope he's OK. :sad:

HybridTheory
02-19-2005, 01:22 PM
:sad:
Let's hope he's not injured or something ..

Fergie
02-19-2005, 10:29 PM
Oh, sad news ... I hope that Alex is ok :)

RogiFan88
02-27-2005, 07:30 PM
Any idea what tournament Alex will play next? I guess he would have to play qualies to get into Indian Wells or Miami??

dkginger
02-28-2005, 03:37 PM
He should get a WC at Indian Wells. He is a former champ! He should not have to qualify.

RogiFan88
03-01-2005, 12:47 AM
I hope he gets a WC--he got one last year and won a couple of matches there.

RogiFan88
03-01-2005, 07:56 PM
Looks like Alex will play Valencia--with a host of other Spanish stars!

Tenis - 23-02-2005
Nadal, Verdasco, Kuerten, Robredo, Costa y Corretja, cartel de lujo del III Open de Valencia

El III Open de Tenis de la Comunidad Valenciana-ATP Tour, que se disputará del 2 al 10 de abril de 2005, contará con una nómina de lujo en cuanto a tenistas participantes, entre los que destacan Nadal, Verdasco, Kuerten, Robredo, Costa, Ferrero o Corretja.

Los organizadores han confirmado la presencia de Rafa Nadal, uno de los héroes de la última Copa Davis que ganó España, vencedor del torneo Costa do Sauipe de Brasil, el pasado domingo, y actualmente situado en el número siete de la Carrera de Campeones de la ATP.

El organizador del torneo, Juan Carlos Ferrero, también estará presente. El valenciano no ha arrancado bien esta temporada y espera llegar en buenas condiciones al Open valenciano y recordar al tenista que fue campeón de Roland Garros en 2003 y que lució el número 1 del mundo durante 8 semanas en la misma temporada.

El vigente campeón del Open, Fernando Verdasco, también ha confirmado su participación, al que se le ha unido el brasileño Gustavo Kuerten, triple campeón de Roland Garros y mejor tenista brasileño de todos los tiempos.

En cuanto a la participación de otros españoles cabe destacar la presencia de Tommy Robredo, ganador de la Copa Davis 2004 con España y vencedor del torneo Open Seat Godó en 2004; Albert Costa, ganador de Roland Garros en 2002 y Alex Corretja, vencedor de la Copa Masters en 1998 (Hamburgo).

http://www.terra.es/deportes/articulo/html/dpo76791.htm

RogiFan88
03-04-2005, 09:38 PM
OK, according to the diligent Fee, Alex's name is on the Qualifying Entry list for IW. So VAMOS ALEX! Make that main draw, por favor! ;)

Angelique 1
03-07-2005, 06:07 PM
I have just read,that Alex is out of Indian Wells Qualies.I hope he is not injured.That would be a big setback for him.There is a little chance ,that he got the last (5.) wildcard.
There is no information on his web-site!

RogiFan88
03-08-2005, 02:43 AM
let's wait for the draw tomorrow and see! fingers crossed!

deflori
03-08-2005, 12:18 PM
Thats not a good news,but lets wait...
THat the Alexpage has no updates its the big bullshit,only because he hits not so good at the moment they dont update it! AWFULL!!! WE ARE NO WINNINGFANS@ALEX "homepager"

Its time for us to make a page for him..

Björki
03-08-2005, 01:40 PM
the last WC goes to Alex Kuznetsov.
So Alex is out of IW.

RogiFan88
03-08-2005, 02:42 PM
aw....

Pea
03-08-2005, 04:14 PM
I'm thinking he's gonna just wait it out til clay season.

Angelique 1
03-15-2005, 09:32 AM
Hi all!
Alex was named as player in the Challenger of Sunrise (Florida),but the Draw is out and
Alex is not playing!Hi is still in the Quali-Draw of MS Miami,but I think he must have a big injury or health problem,because he pulled out of all this Tournaments.I don´t understand
that he don´t update his homepage.
Alex please let us know what´s the matter!

Angelique 1
03-15-2005, 09:44 AM
Update:
Alex has pulled out of Miami!!
Oh poor Alex!!

Enano
03-15-2005, 11:12 AM
I think it's not an injury but something private/family issue.

He has entered a challenger in Napoli during the second week of Miami. That probably makes more sense than travel to the US for the Miami qualies.

Hope he comes back strong!!!

HybridTheory
03-15-2005, 11:19 AM
Ok thanks for the news guys. :hug:

RogiFan88
03-15-2005, 06:51 PM
Gracias, Enano... hope Alex is OK!

VAMOS, ALEX!! FORZA, ALEX!

Angelique 1
03-15-2005, 07:48 PM
Thanks Enano,I hope you are right! Maybe Alex want to concentrate on clay this year
and I think he wants to be nearby his family.As you know Marta is pregnant and this time
Alex will not miss the birth of his 2. child.Let´s hope that he will start better than in South-America.

amarantha
03-17-2005, 07:50 AM
His wife is pregnant? Yay! When is she due?

Angelique 1
03-17-2005, 05:19 PM
Hi Amarantha!
Nice to have you here! I have read the news last autumn,when Alex said ,that the birth
will be normaly in June.
I have some more good news:Alex is in the quali-list of Munich Tournament.But Rudi Berger,the Tournament Director want to give all WC to germans! Not a good desicion!

amarantha
03-18-2005, 04:09 AM
Thanks Angelique! June again? lol Why give all the WC to germans?

Pea
03-18-2005, 05:10 AM
Great news! Congrats to the family! Puts things in perspective.

RogiFan88
03-18-2005, 07:07 PM
Let's send Alex and his family some good vibes!!

RogiFan88
03-24-2005, 02:01 PM
I think it's not an injury but something private/family issue.

He has entered a challenger in Napoli during the second week of Miami. That probably makes more sense than travel to the US for the Miami qualies.

Hope he comes back strong!!!

VAMOS ALEX in NAPOLI! :D Napoli Cup website (http://www.tennisnapolicup.com/2005/entry_list.asp)

deflori
03-28-2005, 12:35 AM
Hey Guys,

Alex plays Tipserevic in the First Round - i think that must be possible....
In the next Round would come Ramirez Hidalgo Ruben ESP/Chiudinelli Marco SUI


GOOD LUCK ALEEEE!!! - and think on it - Vammmmmos!!!

http://img30.exs.cx/img30/9299/alexreturn2aj.th.jpg (http://img30.exs.cx/my.php?loc=img30&image=alexreturn2aj.jpg)

RogiFan88
03-28-2005, 02:35 PM
Thanks for the pic, deflori! Where did you find it?

VAMOS, ALEX!!!

jrm
03-28-2005, 02:40 PM
He won!!!

6-3 6-3

RogiFan88
03-28-2005, 02:44 PM
Already, Alex won? That was fast! Good... now for the next victim!

deflori
03-28-2005, 07:33 PM
@rogi,dont know,had it in my alex folder,i like it;)

Vamos Alex,go for the next Round!
If someone finde new pics,post it plz ! (napoli?)

RogiFan88
03-28-2005, 08:18 PM
28/3/2005
Intervista ad Alex Corretja: la sua prima volta a Napoli

Lo spagnolo Alex Corretja non giocava un torneo su terra battuta dallo scorso settembre in Polonia. "Questo club è bellissimo. Me ne avevano parlato ma non lo conscevo. I campi sono perfetti e il torneo è davvero molto difficile. Ci sono tanti giocatori forti. Io vivo alla giornata. Sono stato fermo cinque mesi e adesso ho una gran voglia di tornare ad altissimo livello. Ho ripreso a giocare i tornei solo a febbraio, oggi è andata bene. Il mio unico obiettivo è trovare la forma e tornare grande".

http://www.tennisnapolicup.com/2005/detail_new.asp?news_id=17

Interview w Alex Corretja: his first time in Naples

The Spaniard Alex Corretja hasn't played a clay tournament since last September in Poland. [didn't he play in S Amer this year?? :p ] "This club is beautiful. They told me about it but I wasn't aware of it. [not sure about this] The courts are perfect and the tournament is really very difficult. There are so many strong players here. I live day by day. I've been "static/ standing still" for 5 months and I am anxious to return to a high level. I started playing tournaments only in February and today it went well. My only goal is to find my form and come back strong."

This is my rough translation -- someone may correct me if they like!

Grazie!

Forza, Alex!!! ;)

RogiFan88
03-28-2005, 08:40 PM
From the Federazione Italiana Tennis

LUN 28/03/2005
NAPOLI CHALLENGER
Passano Aldi e Bracciali
Si qualifica Federico Luzzi

Si è conclusa la prima prima giornata della Tennis Napoli Cup, torneo challenger da 100mila dollari in svolgimento presso il Tennis Club Napoli. In mattinata, nelle qualificazioni, alla sconfitta sul filo di lana di Simone Vagnozzi contro l’argentino Arguello (76 al terzo set) ha replicato la vittoria netta di Federico Luzzi, che – eliminato il belga Masson con un periodico 64 – ha staccato il biglietto per il tabellone principale. Tabellone nel quale si trovano già negli ottavi Daniele Bracciali e Francesco Aldi, bravi a battere rispettivamente il temibile tedesco Behrend (in tre set), cliente ostico sul rosso e l’australiano Luczack, liquidato in due set. Niente da fare, viceversa, per la wild-card Giancarlo Petrazzuolo, sconfitto con un duplice 62 dal numero 1, l’iberico Montanes. Vittoria convincente dell’ex numero 2 del mondo Alex Corretja: il campione iberico, due volte finalista al Roland Garros e vincitore di un Master, ha battuto il giovane serbo Janko Tipsarevic, testa di serie n. 7 del torneo e n. 95 del mondo, con un perentorio 63 63. Al secondo turno troverà il vincente tra il connazionale Ramirez Hidalgo e lo svizzero Chiudinelli. Grande curiosità e tanta gente per assistere all'esordio di Corretja, uno dei campioni più forti del mondo nell'ultimo decennio, che cerca a Napoli il rilancio per un'importante stagione su terra battuta.
Il programma si è chiuso con il match di Fabio Fognini, sconfitto al foto finish dallo svizzero Stanislas Wawrinka, vincente per 63 36 76.
Ulteriori informazioni, orari di gioco, tabelloni e risultati sono sul sito ufficiale della manifestazione, www.tennisnapolicup.com
Programma tutto da vivere domani al Tennis Club Napoli. Sul campo centrale, dalle ore 11, scenderanno in campo l'azzurro Andreas Seppi contro il belga Vliegen, a seguire esordirà il campano Potito Starace, numero 2 del torneo, contro l'altro italiano Alessio Di Mauro. Giornata di esordio anche per Davide Sanguinetti, testa di serie n.4, impegnato contro l'italo-argentino Martin Vassallo-Arguello.

http://www.federtennis.it/home_.asp

Seems like lots of interest in Alex's match today!!

~EMiLiTA~
03-29-2005, 10:49 AM
hope he can make a good comeback!! vamos alex!

HybridTheory
03-29-2005, 11:19 AM
Well done Alex! :)

jrm
03-30-2005, 10:47 AM
Alex lost the first set 6-2 to RRH

jrm
03-30-2005, 12:24 PM
He lost

2-6 3-6

I'll be the first one eating my words but i just cannot see him doing anything special on clay this seaon :sad:

RogiFan88
03-30-2005, 02:48 PM
ay, Alex, como puedes perder?? too too bad...

deflori
03-30-2005, 07:00 PM
Its so ill: (

When you think it goes up,it goes down,ohh alex.

Angelique 1
03-31-2005, 12:11 PM
It´s so sad,that he lost again.On a spanish web-site I have read,that he had physical
problems during tha match,but they didn´t write what problems.
For me it make no sense ,that Alex didn´t play the last 4 weeks.He also didn´t play any tennis from Nov. to Jan.! The only exlanation for me ,is that something is not o.k. with his
health.
The Tournament of Valencia says,that Alex will participate.WE have to wait,until the WC are official.

RogiFan88
03-31-2005, 02:33 PM
:sad: Alex! :sad:

Enano
04-07-2005, 04:56 AM
That's from Alex' website:

Well, one of my favorite times of the year, the European clay court season, is here! My website will continue to update you on where I am playing and training each week so check back for the latest news and pictures as much as you can. Wish me luck,

deflori
04-07-2005, 01:15 PM
That sounds good;)


BUT NOW I HAVE ANOTHER QUESTION,plz help me out dudes!!

Who s member in the womanstennisforum too??
I activated but cant write there,so i cant write a email to a admin,can somone do that for me plz??? would like to join there too.

Angelique 1
04-08-2005, 10:04 PM
On Alex` website he wrote,that he will play Monto Carlo Qualis,but
this evening the Quali-draw came out and Alex is not in! I don´t understand that.Why do he always
withdraw 1 day before a tournament?
Oh Alex,whats going on with you?

RogiFan88
04-11-2005, 02:07 AM
Since it's already April 11 in Barcelona:

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, ALEX!!

Feliz cumpleanos, Alex!!

Angelique 1
05-05-2005, 09:37 AM
I have some good news about Alex! He got a WC for St.Pölten (Austria). He is also out of the French Open Qualis.Normally he would have to play Qualis in the week of St.Pölten.So that can only mean,that he also got a WC for Roland Garros! I hope,he makes the best with this big chances!

RogiFan88
05-05-2005, 02:14 PM
Yay, Alex! VAMOS!! :)

deflori
05-06-2005, 09:27 PM
Oh,it would be so fine!

Anyone know if he is this year in Kitzbühel??? i will be there and take some nice photos; )

RogiFan88
05-26-2005, 08:20 PM
[04/26/2005] ATP Insider

...Roland Garros champions CARLOS MOYA, GASTON GAUDIO, ALBERT COSTA and JUAN CARLOS FERRERO were invited to a special celebratory dinner with Estoril Open tournament director Joao Lagos on Tuesday night. The four Grand Slam winners were joined at the tournament director's house by former Estoril Open champion and two-time Roland Garros finalist ALEX CORRETJA. Footage from the evening will be aired on ATP Magazine show in the coming weeks....

here's the video link [in Chinese!]:

http://www.menstennisforums.com/showpost.php?p=1725568&postcount=129

deflori
05-27-2005, 07:19 AM
Thx Rogi! :)

deflori
06-03-2005, 09:00 AM
Anyone has a info about Kitzbühel? Will he be there?

Angelique 1
06-07-2005, 08:24 PM
From Tennis a Fondo:
Fin de Trayecto
De forma mas que amigable,Alex Corretja y Bebe Martinez han puesto
punto y final a su colaboracion. Corretja ,que de momento ha elegido
la Academia de Francis Roig y Jordi Vilaro como centro de entrenamientos,
tomará una decision al respecto de su proximo entrenador en el circuito.

deflori
06-07-2005, 08:27 PM
Wenn du das noch übersetzt ist alles fein:)

Angelique 1
06-09-2005, 07:46 PM
Aber klar:
Here the translation:
End of the way
In a more than friendly manner,Alex Corretja and Bebe Martinez
have closed their cooperation.Corretja,who at the moment have
elected the Academia F.Roig and J. Vilaro for training-center,
will make a decision concerning his next trainer .

Angelique 1
06-22-2005, 08:42 PM
Hi!
I got a newsletter,that Alex is in the Quali-list for Kitzbühel.I hope he will get a wildcard and is not injured. Alex will also play the "Campeonata de Espana" from 11. - 17. July.
Vale,vamos Alex!

RogiFan88
06-22-2005, 09:45 PM
Thanks, Angelique, that is promising news for deflori and anyone else planning to attend Kitzbühel! :)

deflori
06-22-2005, 10:02 PM
Huhu guys: )

The Entrylist is out,i couldnt find him on that,so its good to hear that he is in the qualilist..
But he MUST get a wildcard in it,because iam not there for the qualis...
www.generaliopen.at

Nathy
07-30-2005, 12:01 AM
Alex will play the Interclubs in Switzerland with TC Stade-Lausanne (Stanislas Wawrinka's club, Alex will replace Stan who's gone to the US) next week and I will try to go there if I can ;)

RogiFan88
07-30-2005, 12:57 AM
Thanks, Nathy!!! Finally, some real news on Alex! COOL! I hope you can go and pls pls take pix of him for us!!

;)

RogiFan88
07-30-2005, 01:03 AM
Nathy, what is this Interclubs?? Competition betw Swiss tennis clubs?? How does someone like Alex get into it? Because he knows Kratochvil? This isn't a challenger, is it??

HybridTheory
07-30-2005, 07:32 AM
Thanks for the news Nathy!
Have a lot of fun there!
(And GOO Stani in the USO ;) )

Nathy
07-30-2005, 11:45 AM
Thanks, Nathy!!! Finally, some real news on Alex! COOL! I hope you can go and pls pls take pix of him for us!!

;)

For sure if I can go I will take pics ;)

Nathy
07-30-2005, 11:48 AM
Nathy, what is this Interclubs?? Competition betw Swiss tennis clubs?? How does someone like Alex get into it? Because he knows Kratochvil? This isn't a challenger, is it??

Yeah Interclubs is a competition between Swiss Clubs ;) For example TC Stade-Lausanne will play, on Wednesday I think, against TC Old Boys Basel ( ;) ) in the Swiss First Division... I don't know how come he got into it :shrug: All they said is that he will play on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday (if I am not wrong) and that he is replacing Wawrinka who's gone in the US...

No it is not a challenger ;)

Nathy
07-30-2005, 11:50 AM
Thanks for the news Nathy!
Have a lot of fun there!
(And GOO Stani in the USO ;) )

You are welcome :) As soon as I noticed the info I thought of posting in the Alex Section of MTF :)

Hope the weather will be okay so that I will take pics :p

(Yaaaaaaay :woohoo: Come on Staaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaan :bounce: )

Enano
08-04-2005, 06:24 AM
In their first match Stade Lausanne lost 0:9 :eek:

Alex lost two of his matches, singles to Mazarakis 46 26 and doubles with Jeanpierre against Schukin/Valent 26 57.
Today should be the next day of play.

Any other information is more then welcome!!!

Oh and by the way, Alex has a new coach! But I forgot his name :shrug: He's a former coach of doubles player Johnson...

HybridTheory
08-04-2005, 09:00 AM
WHO is Mazarakis???? :confused:
Alex shouldn't lose so often ... :(

Enano
08-04-2005, 09:58 AM
WHO is Mazarakis???? :confused:
Alex shouldn't lose so often ... :(

Well, Mazarakis is actually the No.161 in the rankings, so about 70 places higher than Alex...

HybridTheory
08-04-2005, 10:00 AM
Well, Mazarakis is actually the No.161 in the rankings, so about 70 places higher than Alex...

:wavey: Ok, I've never heard about him .. :confused: :)

Nathy
08-04-2005, 10:18 AM
I am going today to see if I can watch Alex ;) otherwise I will go another day ;)

RogiFan88
08-04-2005, 02:42 PM
Nathy, thanks -- pls keep us updated even if Alex doesn't win... photos too??

I'm off to Montreal Friday morning so no Rogi, no Alex, no Albert, no Gaston... but there are plenty of Spanish and S Amer guys to follow and Stan and Richard!

Hasta luego!

Enano -- Rogi is playing TMS Madrid I see -- saw it in El Mundo Deporte, Marca, etc.

Nathy
08-04-2005, 03:04 PM
Okay guys

I went today to the Tennis Club to see Alex play. He started about half an hour after I arrived. When he entered the court he was cheered up by the people there :D Nice to see him smiling and wawving at them :)

He played good, it was sunny and hot but I think he did lose against Marco Pedrini from the Seebach Kreuzlingen Tennis Club. I left when he was down 3-6 4-5 and the other guy to serve... So I think he lost the second set 6-4 but not sure, maybe did he fight to come back... Atm no result available so let's think so...

I took pics from him so here they are :D Enjoy :D

Nathy
08-04-2005, 03:09 PM
RogiFan see my post under yours ;)

BTW Alex will play like this:

6th August in Lausanne against "Tennis Club Old Boys Basel" (yes Rogi's TC ;) )

7th August in Luzern against "Tennis Club Luzern Lido"

9th August in Lausanne against "Tennis Club Genève Eaux-Vives"

Here is the webpage of the program: http://icm.mytennis.ch/i2cm/servlet/TeamResults?TeamId=8637&Lang=F

I will go on Satruday and maybe on Tuesday.. Will let you know ;)

RogiFan88
08-04-2005, 03:35 PM
Merci beaucoup, Nathy, que tu es gentille! It's nice to see Alex smile cos his smile is amazing, like his personality. I think the tournament director in Gstaad really misses Alex -- after all, he did win it 3x! How cool that Alex will play at TCOB!! Neat! Maybe Rogi s go and watch!!

;)

RogiFan88
08-04-2005, 03:39 PM
Hey, Alex is looking GOOD!!!! Like the shorter hair again. ;)

Nathy
08-04-2005, 06:13 PM
Yeah indeed! I didn't like it when he had a beard an long hair :( But he was looking fine today, seemed healthy and happy to play there... Btw he will play TCOB in Lausanne, not in Basel and as Rogi is already in the US (I think) he won't come and see it... unfortunately :P

Can't wait to be on Saturday to see him again :D

Nathy
08-04-2005, 07:44 PM
Alex lost in singles but won the second set (why did I leave :smash: )

1 Corretja Alex N1 (8) Pedrini Marco N1 (10) 3:6 7:6 3:6

And he won in doubles (with a :hearts: guy) :woohoo:

Corretja Alex N1 (8)
Nunweiller Bogdan N4 (137)
-
Zahirovic Merid N2 (27)
Stojan David Philipp N3 (45) 6:3 6:1

Pea
08-04-2005, 07:55 PM
Thanks for all the report, Nathy!! He still looks pretty fit.;)

RogiFan88
08-04-2005, 08:09 PM
Yay, Alex won a match!!!

Rogi is still in SUI, isn't he? I s be seeing him in Montreal but he won't be there ouahhhhh!!!!

How I w love to see Alex play... merci encore, Nathy! ;)

Nathy
08-04-2005, 09:47 PM
You're welcome Pea :)

Yay, Alex won a match!!!

Rogi is still in SUI, isn't he? I s be seeing him in Montreal but he won't be there ouahhhhh!!!!

How I w love to see Alex play... merci encore, Nathy! ;)

Yeah seems he's still here (he will celebrate his b'day at home) I didn't know that, sorry..

Yay happy he did win in the doubles!!! You're welcome too. Indeed it is really nice to see him play, I didn't see him a lot on TV lately so that s a pleasure...

Enano
08-05-2005, 05:04 AM
Thanks for the photos Nathy :worship:
Yeah, great to "see" him again :)

Nathy
08-05-2005, 10:35 AM
You're welcome aswell Enano

Tomorrow I will try to stay the whole day long (starts at 10 a.m.) to see Alex's single match and double match :)

RogiFan88
08-05-2005, 01:14 PM
Bye, guys, I'm off to Montreal now.

HybridTheory
08-05-2005, 06:35 PM
Bye Bye RogiFan!! :hug:

Thanks a lot for the pictures Nathy!! :yeah: :hug:

Pea
08-05-2005, 07:44 PM
Have a great time, RogiFan!:bounce:

Nathy
08-06-2005, 07:20 AM
You're also welcome HybridTheory :hug:

I will leave in 40 mins to the Tennis Club, hope it won't rain coz now it is very grey here :(

Action Jackson
08-06-2005, 07:22 AM
Thanks for the pics Nathy and all the info.

Nathy
08-06-2005, 07:29 AM
Aww :hug: You're also welcome George :hug:

deflori
08-06-2005, 08:28 PM
Whooohuu,thx Nathy,i cant believer here is action in this thread:)

Very nice pIcs,looking forward to more of alex!THX

Nathy
08-06-2005, 09:21 PM
Well I did spend all my day at the Tennis Club today :)

Today was the match between TC Stade-Lausanne and TC Old Boy Basel. Alex's matches are the following: Corretja vs. Moyano + Corretja/Wawrinka vs. Moyano/Thron

Alex Corretja vs. Diego Moyano 7-6 6-0

Alex really played much better than on Thursday!! He touched the ball very well :worship: And has had much more ideas how to variate his game than 2 days ago aswell. As he won the first set after an easy TB (7-4 I think), the second set was like :eek: oh my god! An anecdote that illustrates he is well at the moment:

- during the TB (or at the beginning of the second set), he missed an easy smash (he smashed in the air, I don't know how come he didn't hit the ball) and he was like ":eek: :rolleyes: " and then every watcher was a bit laughing coz that was funny to see such a player missing such an easy shot and he raised his hands like "hehe I am the best thanks :p " and everyone clapped their hands and laughed. That was so cool from him

So finally his first victory in a single match during these Interclubs :cool:

Alex Corretja/Jonathan Wawrinka vs. Diego Moyano/Joschi Thron 7-5 6-2

Never seen a doubles live, so I was happy to see this match. For those who wonder who this "he-has-the-same-name-but-he-is-not-Stanislas-Wawrinka", Jonathan Wawrinka is Stan's brother ;) And man Alex was sooooooooooooooooooooo sweet with Jo!! He was like a brother with him, always encouraging him by some "Vamos" or "Allez" (Come on, in French) and, when Jo wasn't happy with a point he missed, Alex was always saying "No no don't worry, that's fine, you couldn't do a lot better" and so on. I was just behind Alex/Jo's bench that's why I could hear all of this :p

Here are some pics, enjoy! I will go back there on Tuesday but the next day of play is tomorrow in Luzern!

Nathy
08-06-2005, 10:11 PM
More pics that I took between both matches. COZ I was sitting at the table next to Alex's!!!!!!!! :eek: :eek: :eek: He ate next to me :eek: :eek: :eek: He was there with his wife, his 2 children and the mother of his wife I think oh and his father I think :)

Enjoy

Nathy
08-06-2005, 11:23 PM
And, in this third part of pics, there are the doubles pics :)

Enjoy aswell :)

deflori
08-07-2005, 12:06 AM
Heyyyyyyyyy!

The Photos are too great,thx very much!! :hug:
But i cant understand why he play this tourny,only he becomes confidence back??
Or what you guys mean,end of his career?

Nathy
08-07-2005, 10:26 AM
In today's newspaper there's a whole page on Alex, with an interview. He explains why he is playing Lausanne's Interclubs. Let me translate it from French to English for all of you.

To find it in the original version (French), go to http://www.lematin.ch/nwmatinhome/nwmatinheadsport/sport_divers/alex_corretja,_creme.html

Nathy
08-07-2005, 12:13 PM
Alex Corretja, Catalanian cream

INTERCLUBS LNA - Twice runner-up at the FO (1998 & 2001), Alex Corretja did go really down in the ATP ranking, being today on the 227th place. his passion for tennis prevents him from retiring. So he tries to come back, with his family's support.

His smile, his kindness and his fair-play are more well-known in the world than his forehand. Alex Corretja, he is the gentleman from the little yellow ball, a sweet player. From his native Catalunya, he keeps the heat, the generousness, the claycourt love but also the will to fight and come back.
Last years haven't been as he expected. Injuries, falling down in the rankings, this Alex Corretja isn't the one of the end of the 90's. Clever and realistic, he knows it better than anyone. But he also knows that, until he definitively retires, he stays a particular tennisman.
At the moment, he isn't in the draws of the majors tournaments of the Tour, nor of the minors ones. These days, Alex Corretja is helping the Tenni Club Stade-Lausanne, during the Men First Division Interclubs. It is at least, what everybody is believing. Because, when talking with the right-handed Catalan, we become aware that it is the Lausannes' Club that's giving a hand to him...

- Alex, how do you feel?
- Physically I feel good even if I feel a lack of competition. A few months ago I wasn't even training myself. I didn't have anything left from a tennisman. Today I am on the second step of my come-back's attempt, as I like to call it. The first one was coming back to the training, the second is coming back to competition. Mentally I am feeling good too, even if I had rather wanted that my 2 first Interclubs matches ended with a victory. But I was aware of what I could expect; what's happening is totally normal. The main thing is that I am in a constent progression.

- When it has been announced that Alex Corretja was coming to reinforce the TC Stade-Lausanne, we first thought that it was a joke. How come you did land on the Lake Geneva's side?
- Grégory Chambaz, who plays in the Lausanne's Club, was training with me in Barcelona. It's him who told me about these Interclubs. I did say a word to my trainer, who thought it would be perfect as a first contact with competition. Grégory didn't stop of encouraging me on the conditions, the place and... here I am! I didn't know what to expect but when I arrived here I said a relieving "phew", everything is perfect! The hotel on the lake's side is wonderful for my little family, the familial ambiance in the club is incredible and the competition offers me the matches that I need.

- Some have been surprised to see you losing...
- That's normal but I wasn't surprised at all. Simply disappointed not having brought 2 more points to the club that welcomed me so well. You know, if I had won my first match 6-2 6-2, then I would have been surprised. I play at 100%. I have played in a complete honesty. My actual level, it is this one that I am playing now. I am still very far from the player that I have been. I have to be patient. The way that I have chosen is long and hard. My matches are still unconstant; but the good players, they are constant, what I am not at the moment (laughs)!

- Don't these kinds of Interclubs exist in Spain?
- Yes but well, not really. In Spain, the Interclubs are on 3 days in November, that's all! I find your way of doing really excellent. The Interclubs allow the young players to know the real matches conditions with a real pressure. They learn to win for themselves, but also for their club. And I have also been impressed by the good level of play.

- During these last hard years, did you think about the after-tennis?- Never! I confess that I have some problems imaginating me doing something else than tennis. It's true that with the birth of my 2 daughters (Aroa, 2 years old and Carla, 2 months old) I have been a daddy at 100% for a few weeks. But since I didn't retire, I stay a tennisplayer. A tennisplayer lookinf for the level of play he had before, sure, but a tennisplayer even thoug.

- A level of play that you hope to have again?
- No, I am realistic! From the age of 10, I had only one dream: to become a champion. From that moment on, my whole life has been organised around this goal. My way was traced, it was up to me to do the efforts needed to follow it. It's only know that I have some problems that I am aware I have been lucky: before, all seemed easy to me! I think I reached my best in 1998 and 1999. I had the chance to come in front of the scene and to make my dream come true. Today I am just curious what's the best level of the actual Alex Corretja.

- And that's why you decided to come back step by step...
- Exactly. You know, I still have the chance and the honour that some tournies directors - as the one in Gstaad, which is still my fave tournament - keep offering me WCs considering my actual level of play. Obviously I would dream of playing on Gstaad's claycourt, breathing the fresh air of the mountains, seeing again these people who treated me like a son and sleeping in a wonderful hotel. But I had to call back the Hermenjats to refuse their offer: it wouldn't be correct to take part into the tournament when I am only the shadow of the one I used to be. Being invited to be defeated in the first round without having won a single game, no, thanks!

- And when you don't play, when you're thinking, do you watch tennis on television?
- Sometimes yes, but I'm not focused in it. It's gooing to astonish you but I think there are too many tennis matches on tv. Years ago, there were only 10 or 15 players able to win a final. There were always Edberg, Lendl, Wilander... Today, the watcher is losing himself. There are at least 100 players able to win an ATP tournament, even if there are less that are able to win a Grand Slam. But, in my opinion, the point where the tv goes right to the wall, is that it shows only the matches. And what's interesting there isn't this point but the backstages: players in the plane, in the locker room, eating, playing billard or simply joking between each other. That's what is really nice...

- What is planned in your short future?
- A good massage and a family meal! (Lauhgs) Seiriously, I am staying in Switzerland 'til Wednesday I think and then, I will go back home to analyse all this. To come back, you must give you the time for it.

HybridTheory
08-07-2005, 12:45 PM
Thanks a lot again Nathy! :hug:
Nice pictures and interview :) Thanks for translating also!!
:hug:

Nathy
08-07-2005, 02:00 PM
You're welcome Hybrid Theory :D

As I will go on Tuesday for the last time, I will have pics again I think and I will try to bring a surprise to you, Alex's fans ;)

I was thinking about a thing. As done for other players, if you want I can give Alex your messages of support :)

If you want me to give you message to him, please:

§ Write your message in here
§ Put in you Name and your Location

Thaks in advance :)

deflori
08-07-2005, 02:31 PM
Thx for the interview,so smart alex;)

Say him:
He's still one of the biggest in the circuit,noone is a player who is more fair and so smart - a big champion!
Wish him good luck and he should let the fans "go with him" on his hardway and give us mor infos on his homepage,who isnt that great at the moment!
And he should come to kitzbuehel next year!!
flo / germany

Have fun there nath :D

HybridTheory
08-07-2005, 02:54 PM
A great idea Nathy! ;)
Will you tell him Good luck in his matches and everything,
and he really should visit his forum here on MTF! :D
Thanks a lot!! :hug:

HybridTheory
08-07-2005, 02:59 PM
Oh and by the way, I'm from The Netherlands! ;)

Nathy
08-07-2005, 08:04 PM
Thanks both for your messages :hug:

Hybrid Theory: what's your name?

Pea
08-08-2005, 06:41 AM
Very much appreciated, Nathy! And you got to sit next to his table at lunch too? What luck!;)

Nathy
08-08-2005, 11:29 AM
Very much appreciated, Nathy! And you got to sit next to his table at lunch too? What luck!;)

You're welcome :hatoff: Yeah and I didn't knew this coz, when I arrived there was a table free and we wanted to sit there but we saw a sheet of paper that meant it was reserved for the Corretja's... So we went on the other side of the restaurant and sat there and then at about 2 p.m. some Spaniards came and we heard the lady speaking of Alex. It was his wife and about an hour later he came and ate there.

Was really nice, no one bothering him he was there having fun with his family, really nice to see :D

Nathy
08-08-2005, 01:28 PM
Hybrid Theory I need your name for the message...

Pea don't you want to leave a message to Alex?

Please guys more messages for him :hug:

HybridTheory
08-08-2005, 01:29 PM
Nathy :wavey:

My name is Annet ;)

Nathy
08-08-2005, 03:14 PM
Thanks Annet :D

Only 3 messages (with mine) :sad: Hope some will let their messages 'til tonight!!

Nathy
08-08-2005, 07:01 PM
Seems that Alex is injured :sad: He gave up today after 5-5 in his match (someone told me he's got an injured shoulder) :bigcry:

HybridTheory
08-08-2005, 07:33 PM
Aww :sad: What a pity!! :sad:

Nathy
08-08-2005, 10:05 PM
Indeed :sad: Hope it's nothing too serious for him :hug:

Nathy
08-09-2005, 12:57 PM
Hi to all Alex's Fans. Okay seems that his injury isn't that serious but as the club is relegated in the 2nd Division, he decided not to play today. But he was there to support the guy who replaced him: he coached him during the match (but he lost agains George Bastl 6-1 6-2), giving him advice and playing the ballboy :lol:

After the match I went to Alex to give him an envelope with our 3 messages (the ones from Deflori, HT and myself) and I said: "Hey Alex, in this you'll find messages from your fans in Europe. Messages of support to let you know they're still behind you. I gathered them from the net." and he was surprised and said "Oh, thank you very much, really."

And then I came back to my mom, waiting for the autograph session that was "planned" for Alex's fans (he couldn't play so he went there and was available for the public). But as I saw nothing was really "planned" and that people went to him to take pics of him and with him, I decided to return to him to take pics.

I asked a lady "Hey can you take a pic of Alex and me?" she said "Yes, yes, sure". And then I asked Alex, who smiled coz I was coming back to him and I asked him for the pic ha accepted with a smile and then I thanked him and he said "No, no, thank YOU, it was a pleasure" :eek: :worship:

:hug: :bowdown: Mister Alex :bowdown: :hug:

So today I have 3 pics, the first one is Alex and me ;) :worship:

Enjoy :)

Pea
08-09-2005, 05:33 PM
Hi to all Alex's Fans. Okay seems that his injury isn't that serious but as the club is relegated in the 2nd Division, he decided not to play today. But he was there to support the guy who replaced him: he coached him during the match (but he lost agains George Bastl 6-1 6-2), giving him advice and playing the ballboy :lol:

After the match I went to Alex to give him an envelope with our 3 messages (the ones from Deflori, HT and myself) and I said: "Hey Alex, in this you'll find messages from your fans in Europe. Messages of support to let you know they're still behind you. I gathered them from the net." and he was surprised and said "Oh, thank you very much, really."

And then I came back to my mom, waiting for the autograph session that was "planned" for Alex's fans (he couldn't play so he went there and was available for the public). But as I saw nothing was really "planned" and that people went to him to take pics of him and with him, I decided to return to him to take pics.

I asked a lady "Hey can you take a pic of Alex and me?" she said "Yes, yes, sure". And then I asked Alex, who smiled coz I was coming back to him and I asked him for the pic ha accepted with a smile and then I thanked him and he said "No, no, thank YOU, it was a pleasure" :eek: :worship:

:hug: :bowdown: Mister Alex :bowdown: :hug:

So today I have 3 pics, the first one is Alex and me ;) :worship:

Enjoy :)

OMG! I forgot to leave my message to Alex. I hope he finds encouragement in the letters that were received thanks to Nathy.:kiss:

Nathy
08-09-2005, 06:07 PM
OMG! I forgot to leave my message to Alex. I hope he finds encouragement in the letters that were received thanks to Nathy.:kiss:

I waited 'til the last moment before leaving here yesterday night so that maybe I would have had more messages for him. But I hope these 3 he got through me will let him know he still has support :)

You're welcome :hug:

Enano
08-10-2005, 05:06 AM
Hey Nathy,

thanks for another report :worship: Glad you got to take that pic with Alex :) It's good to hear that at least besides the court, he's still the same!

HybridTheory
08-10-2005, 10:20 AM
Nathy :hug: :hug: :hug:

Thanks a lot for everything! And what a nice picture! ;) :yeah:

Nathy
08-10-2005, 11:21 AM
You're both welcome :hatoff: My pleasure to keep you updated when he was here :) Yeah, Enano, beside the court he is still the same and he won't change ever, I am sure. He is THE man, hope he will come back here once... I already miss him :sad:

RogiFan88
08-11-2005, 08:28 PM
Nathy! I'm back from Montreal now but hardly any time to post my report -- so much to catch up on! I just quickly scanned this thread and looks like you had a fantastic time watching Alex!! How lucky you are! You fulfilled a dream that many of us would kill for!!! Alex is SO looking good, even at 31! Your photos are amazing!! I'm sorry I wasn't able to check the Internet in Montreal [didn't have access] so I didn't know about sending messages to Alex -- if I knew, I w have sent MANY!!!! Too bad...

I'll post more later. Thank you SO much for your posts and photos!! Wonderful memories for you AND for us all! ;)

Nathy
08-16-2005, 08:28 PM
Yeah I know RF! Too bad I didn't have this idea before you left, I am sorry :confused: Glad I could make you happy seeing him this way :) Hope you'll be also able to meet him once, he is such a great man!

:hug: to all of you

deflori
08-22-2005, 11:00 PM
I cant understand why his homepage is not updated:(

Only he plays not so good at the moment??? Cmon! That isnt good for all his fans.We want to know what he think and where hes going next...
So sad dudes

RogiFan88
08-23-2005, 02:11 PM
yes it IS sad...

HybridTheory
08-23-2005, 06:02 PM
Yeah :( It's not updated in months ..

Corredian's_Mind
09-18-2005, 05:31 PM
hello all!!!

i know i haven't been here for a wile but well i don't have a lot of time...so i've read the interview and it's very nice to see that alex fells good...and i also saw the pictures...thanks to nathy!!!
he finally cut his hair!!!!i've been hoping for that during a long long time!
well i hope you all are fine!!!!

see you!

HybridTheory
09-23-2005, 08:39 PM
Emmanuelle! :hug: :hug: :hug:
Glad to see you're doing well!
Hopefully you'll have more time soon so we can speak again! ;)
A big :hug: and SEE YOU VERY SOON!! :smooch:

deflori
09-24-2005, 05:19 PM
Hey guys,
Whats up with alex at the mo' ???

Its so boring without him,i would like to watch him again..

Enano
09-29-2005, 04:22 AM
Hi all!
Unfortunately I have some bad news. Alex had surgery on one of his eye recently. Everything went ok but it seems that he has that problem again now with the other eye...
Here's an article I found:

ALEX CORRETJA SUFRE UNA GRAVE LESIÓN OCULAR

Corren malos tiempos para el hombre que, junto a Joan Balcells, ganó aquel doble que dio la primera Davis a España. Alex Corretja, que recientemente había sido operado de un desprendimiento de membrana en un ojo, acaba de sufrir el mismo percance. El catalán, campeón del Masters en 1998 (derrotó en la final a Carlos Moyá, en cinco históricos sets) se enfrenta, pues, ante un grave problema de cara a su carrera profesional. La recaída, mientras se entrenaba, podría llevarle de nuevo al quirófano y poner en entredicho su continuidad. En los próximos días se sabrá su futuro. -

Babelfish translation
ALEX CORRETJA SUFFERS ONE SERIOUS OCULAR INJURY

For the man run bad weather who, next to Joan Balcells, gained that double that gave first Davis to Spain. Alex Corretja, that recently had been operated of a membrane loosening in an eye, finishes undergoing the same mishap. The Catalan, champion of the Masters in 1998 (he defeated in the end to Carlos Moyá, in five historical sets) faces, then, before a serious problem facing his professional race. The relapse, while it trained, could take to the operating room and again put in prohibition its continuity. In the next days its future will be known. -

HybridTheory
09-29-2005, 07:47 PM
Ay .. Pobre Alex ..
Get well soon! :hug:

DhammaTiger
09-29-2005, 11:49 PM
Poor Alex!! Such a run of bad luck!! get WeLL soon!!

RogiFan88
09-30-2005, 03:39 AM
:sad: :sad: :sad: This is too sad... :sad:

*Ljubica*
09-30-2005, 06:07 PM
It is ages since I came over here - but just wanted to say how sad I was about the news and I hope Alex gets well soon. I had eye surgery in 2003 - I know how difficult and painful it can be - I still have probems today - so Alex has all my sympathy. Get well soon sweetie :hug:

deflori
09-30-2005, 07:39 PM
too sad :(
Hope he come back soon - aiaiai

Nathy
10-02-2005, 11:30 PM
Alex :sobbing: He doesn't deserve this :( :awww:

:hug: Get well soon Alex, please :hug:

Carlita
10-03-2005, 05:30 PM
:awww: poor Alex!!! :hug: get well soon :hug:

enqvistfan
10-13-2005, 08:25 PM
Poor Alex, as others said, he didn't deserve that. Hope he'll get well soon :)

sunrisa
10-14-2005, 09:10 AM
Hi all!
I have bad news:
Alex Corretja podría retirarse del tenis
Miércoles 28 de Septiembre de 2005
11:21
El Mercurio en Internet / Agencias

MADRID.- El desprendimiento de la membrana de un ojo podría obligar al español Alex Corretja a retirarse del tenis, justo cuando el oriundo de Barcelona preparaba su regreso al tour de la ATP.

Corretja, quien llegó a ser número dos del mundo en 1999 y un año antes se proclamó campeón en el Masters (Singles Championships) tras derrotar en cinco sets a su compatriota Carlos Moyá, recientemente había sido intervenido quirúrgicamente del mismo problema pero sufrió una recaída que lo podría llevar otra vez al quirófano en su afán por no dejar la actividad.

El español no juega desde abril de este año, cuando cayó en la primera ronda de Estoril ante su compatriota Feliciano López. Antes también se había despedido en el debut en el torneo de Valencia tras perder con el italiano Fedérico Luzzi.

Corretja ha conseguido 17 título a lo largo de su carrera, que se inició en 1991, y también fue finalista en Roland Garros en los años 1998 y 2001.

RogiFan88
10-14-2005, 02:12 PM
NO! Alex might have to retire because of his eye injury!!!!

alfonsojose
10-21-2005, 01:21 PM
Alex :sad:

Angelique 1
11-11-2005, 10:17 PM
Hi!
On the Web-site of Tennis a fondo you can post messages for Alex for the next
issue! We should give him as many as messages as possible!
In the November issue of Tennis a fondo is a very cute photo from Alex and his
little daughter Carla and also a big 2-side article about his Masters-Win
in 1998! I will try to scan and post it here!

RogiFan88
11-12-2005, 02:11 PM
Angelique, thank you! I am dying to see them. I can't get that mag here! I want it!!!!! I would love that issue!!

Enano
12-15-2005, 04:53 AM
Some news I found:

Alex will be commentating on spanish tv fo the spanish masters this weekend. His eye still hasn't recovered, he only has 50% on that eye. But he's trying and still has the goal of returning to tennis.

RogiFan88
12-15-2005, 02:08 PM
Some news I found:

Alex will be commentating on spanish tv fo the spanish masters this weekend. His eye still hasn't recovered, he only has 50% on that eye. But he's trying and still has the goal of returning to tennis.

Thanks, Enano, I just looked at the article from El Mundo Deportivo before seeing your post. I hope Alex can recover fully his vision in his left eye. Poor Alex!! :sad:

Now if only I could get a DVD or sth of that Spanish Masters from some Spanish Alex fan! ;)

Corretja, comentarista de TVE

El manacorí no competirá en el Polideportivo Pisuerga, donde sí estará Àlex Corretja. A la espera de saber qué nivel de visión (actualmente al 50 por ciento) podrá recuperar en el ojo izquierdo tras una dolencia que requirió intervención quirúrgica y de si está en condiciones de hacer un intento de continuar como jugador en activo, el catalán ha llegado a un acuerdo con TVE para ejercer de comentarista. Su debut será en el Master Nacional, en una colaboración que se extenderá a la temporada de 2006, siempre condicionada a la posibilidad de un regreso a las pistas.
http://www.elmundodeportivo.es/20051215/NOTICIA208324543.html

Not the best pic but better than nothing:

http://www.elmundodeportivo.es/mundo-img/20051215a/_archivo55_photo_10_1_1_20051215_ypo06f1.tif.jpg

reiko
12-15-2005, 07:30 PM
Hi, everyone!

Just click the photo in this article:

http://www.as.com/articulo.html?d_date=&xref=20051215dasdaimas_13&type=Tes&anchor=dasmasB00

RogiFan88
12-17-2005, 05:10 PM
:sad:

17.12.2005
AUNQUE EL TENISTA ESPAÑOL QUIERE SEGUIR JUGANDO
Corretja podría retirarse por pérdida de visión
JOAN SOLSONA. Valladolid

http://www.marca.com/fotos_xpresa/tenis05/corretja.jpg

"Me operé el ojo izquierdo en septiembre y ahora sólo tengo el cincuenta por ciento de visión. Los médicos me dijeron que en siete meses, sabré si ha habido una mejora. Pero no me aseguran que recupere la totalmente", confiesa Álex Corretja, en el puesto 527 del ranking ATP. Una membrana en su retina le obligó a pasar por el quirófano, algo que podría adelantar su retirada de las pistas. "En marzo será el momento de tomar una decisión porque se habrá cumplido el plazo. Ahora mismo, me siento muy lejos de disputar un partido profesional porque no puedo entrenarme”, advierte. La última sesión preparatoria de Álex fue el 31 de agosto, justo después de jugar por equipos en Suiza. “Noté que no veía bien y tuve que renunciar al torneo de Bucarest".

Los dos últimos años del que fue maestro del tenis masculino en 1998 han sido duros porque las victorias no le acompañaron y se cayó del ‘top 100’, lo que le ha cerrado el acceso directo a los torneos. Incluso acudió a disputar Challengers para recuperar la confianza. “No quiero poner la excusa de las lesiones. Simplemente no conseguí los resultados de otros tiempos. Luche como siempre y he aprendido a valorar lo conseguido”. Y es que en el palmarés de Corretja destacan 17 títulos, entre ellos Indian Wells, Roma y el Masters, además de ser por dos veces finalista en Roland Garros (1998 y 2001) y campeón de Copa Davis en 2000.

Mientras espera, Corretja hace lo que más le gusta: hablar de tenis. Televisión Española le ha dado la oportunidad de ser comentarista de los torneos, como mínimo hasta Roland Garros. “Intentaré ser lo más honesto posible en mis comentarios”.
http://www.marca.com/edicion/marca/tenis/es/desarrollo/601248.html

Carlita
12-17-2005, 05:20 PM
:awww: aaaaaaaw he has to stop? That's so sad :sad:


RogiFan, I love the pic in your av! One of my alltime favs :D