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^ Albert's clay season! ^

03-29-2005, 10:52 AM
ok...no one has written here for a while (surprise surprise) but anyway, just to say that Albert's down to play Valencia next week which will start off his Spring clay season...hope he can do well! maybe he'll play doubles with Rafa again too?? mucha suerte!!

03-30-2005, 05:04 AM
That's from Alberts website:

Albert Regains His Strength

After being plagued by an injury to his knee routing action in both Indian Wells and Miami, Albert will take to the courts in Valencia on April 4th. Last year Albert made it to the second round of the Open de Tenis Comunidad Valenciana before a tough match against Christophe Rochus.


03-30-2005, 09:49 AM
awww...hope he's better and can do well there!

04-01-2005, 03:24 PM

Big champ! Win clay masters and play extra good French Open! :banana: :banana:

You playing your best tennis on clay, beat Federer/Coria/Nalbandian/Ferrero EVERYBODY!


Costa is not jet 30 years, he can do many big things in his career! Please do it!

04-02-2005, 05:41 AM
Vamos Albert!!!

04-02-2005, 02:22 PM
the singles draw for Valencia has come out and Albert's playing Davydenko (#1 seed) in the first round :rolleyes: ...vamos!!!

04-02-2005, 08:50 PM
the singles draw for Valencia has come out and Albert's playing Davydenko (#1 seed) in the first round :rolleyes: ...vamos!!!
Bad, Davydenko is good clay player too. Not only #1 seed, but can play on clay.

Vamos Costa, beat him easy. You KING!

04-03-2005, 11:02 AM
Bad, Davydenko is good clay player too. Not only #1 seed, but can play on clay.

Vamos Costa, beat him easy. You KING!

yes I know...let's just hope Albert can do his best, cos he's also a great clay courter and he'll be at home!!

04-04-2005, 02:40 PM
Day of playing coming nearer and nearer!
Good luck for Albert! :worship: :worship: :worship:

04-04-2005, 09:23 PM
COSTA on CENTRAL COURT, match number 2 on Tuesday tomorrow! :banana: :worship:


04-05-2005, 02:02 PM
I'm watching the livescores at the moment and Albert is 7-6(2) 1-6 4-2 30-30 against Davydenko...hopefully he can win!!!! VAMOS ALBERT!! JA HO TENS GUANYAT!!!

04-05-2005, 02:14 PM
he won!!!!! :D Well done Albert! :woohoo:

04-05-2005, 02:15 PM
Albert won 6-3 in the third...he knocked out the #1 seed!! now he plays Koubek in the second round!!! bien hecho Albert! :yeah:

04-05-2005, 04:49 PM
Well done Albert!!! :worship:

04-05-2005, 11:47 PM
Very good, Albert!!!!!

Now go and beat Koubek!!!! :yeah: :bounce:

04-06-2005, 01:15 AM
Albert will play on Wednesday, the second match in the Center Court

Vamos Albert, you can beat Koubek! :bigclap:

04-06-2005, 01:11 PM
Albert def. Koubek 6-4 6-2 :woohoo:

04-06-2005, 01:25 PM
So good to see him winning some matches :)
Next will be Luzzi or Verdasco on Friday.

04-06-2005, 05:49 PM
GRANDE GRANDE GRANDE ALBERT COSTA!!!!!!!! :bounce: :bounce:

win your next match!!!!!! :worship:

Koubek no problem for him, next match will be more hard! be careful Albert! good luck!

04-08-2005, 12:13 AM
IN VALENCIA: On Sunday, a moment of silence was observed at III Open de Tenis Comunidad Valencia out of respect for the death of Pope John Paul II.
-- > GUSTAVO KUERTEN and RAFAEL NADAL gave their support to the U.N.'s International Year of Sport and Physical Education on Tuesday, both signing a UNICEF manifest to support the right of every child to be able to play in peace. The two stars joined forces to support this year-long push to highlight the power of sport to bridge cultural and ethnic divides and improve the quality of people's lives. ROGER FEDERER joined U.N. Secretary General Kofi Annan in New York in November to announce the Year of Sport.
-- > As the tournament kicked off on Saturday, FERNANDO VERDASCO and FELIX MANTILLA were among players who attended the main draw ceremony in Valencia. It was an event that drew particular attention following the pairing of Spaniards JUAN CARLOS FERRERO and RAFAEL NADAL's names in the first round.
-- > Monday saw an entertaining exhibition take place on the Pista Central with several professional soccer stars taking to the court to join the likes of JUAN CARLOS FERRERO, ALEX CORRETJA and OSCAR HERNANDEZ. Uruguayan star Diego Forlan of Villarreal, showed particular skill with the racket as he went down in a closely-fought tie-break against Ferrero. Other players to take part were Stefano Fiore (Valencia CF), ex-player Miroslav Djukic, Juan Luis Mora (Levante UD) and Dejan Tomasevic (Parmesan).
-- > On Tuesday, South American stars GUSTAVO KUERTEN and FERNANDO GONZALEZ took to the streets of Valencia to take part in a 'street' exhibition. The two players hit with each other and then played a game of 'foot-tennis' in front of the watching press and spectators. Kuerten also did an exclusive interview with news agency DPA.
-- > JUAN CARLOS FERRERO signed autographs at the Head and Penn booths on Tuesday before holding a kids clinic.
-- > RAFAEL NADAL paid a visit to tournament sponsor Inversis and also gave exclusive interviews to TVE and Canal 9.
-- > On Wednesday, DAVID FERRER and FEDERICO LUZZI took part in a Caroche fashion parade and ALBERT COSTA played in a comical exhibition, playing with semi-strung rackets and sauce pans at night time. ;)

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04-08-2005, 03:05 PM
hehehe must've been quite funny!!

good to see Albert in the quarters...Nando will be tough though. vamos Albert!

04-08-2005, 05:42 PM
Too bad there's no photos.

04-09-2005, 12:52 PM
Costa def. Verdasco 6-7 7-5 6-1 :woohoo:

Albert is in semis now and will play against Ferrer ... Vamos!!! :bigclap:

04-09-2005, 02:50 PM
:bigclap: :bigclap: :bigclap: :clap2: :clap2: Vamos Albert :clap2: :clap2: :bigclap: :bigclap: :bigclap:

04-09-2005, 02:53 PM
yeah...it's a shame for Nando, but great news for Albert...he might have a tough time against Ferrer...he's 0-3 at the moment...but it's still great to see Albert in a semi!

04-09-2005, 04:48 PM
he lost the semifinal to Ferrer, but a great it was, I find. Good for us all what Albert did!

he has good draw in Monte Carlo, have again success! :bigclap: :bigclap:

04-11-2005, 04:57 AM
:drive: Go for Monte Carlo, Albert!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :bigclap:

BIG BIG Costa!

04-12-2005, 11:54 AM
Come on Albert!! :hug:

04-12-2005, 03:46 PM
Albert def. Llodra 7-6, 6-2 !! :yeah:

04-13-2005, 07:30 PM
Saludos exclusivos a ATP en Español desde Valencia:


04-16-2005, 12:06 PM
the godó draw has come out...albert plays Mirnyi first round...hopefully he can do well!!

04-18-2005, 10:51 AM
Come on, Albert! VAMOS

Mirnyi on clay almost must be win before match starts!

GRANDE, Albert Costa! :worship:

Good luck! :)

04-24-2005, 10:49 AM
Here's a pic from the Godó paper, 18 April 2005

scanning news papers suck.... :lol:

04-24-2005, 02:41 PM
gràcies Sjoukje!

04-25-2005, 08:51 AM
And some more! With Felix and one on the practice courts!
The pics aren't that big and from a newspaper....

it says: Albert y Fèlix visitan Decathlon

04-26-2005, 01:09 PM
thanks for the pics!

Albert plays Nicolas Massú last on centre court in Estoril today. Hopefully he can win! vamos Albert!!!

04-26-2005, 02:53 PM

04-27-2005, 06:33 PM
great match albert, def massu 36 63 63
always with his mind stronger.

04-27-2005, 08:59 PM
:D oooh he won!!! I bought Albert for my team in TennisManager this week!:D

Well done!!! :bounce:

04-28-2005, 12:02 AM
BIG BIG BIG VAMOS VAMOS FOR ALBERT!!!!!!! :bowdown: :bowdown:

BEATS EVERYBODY! :) :bounce:

04-28-2005, 03:01 AM
Vamos Albert
You can win!

04-28-2005, 07:09 PM
costa lost sanguinetti in 3 set

04-29-2005, 11:52 AM
its a bit disapointing that Sanguinetti :retard: won against him :rolleyes: :(

but best of good luck for Rome! :clap2:


05-03-2005, 05:30 AM
Albert won his first round in Rome yesterday 64 64 against Albert Montanes :worship:
Now it's Roddick in the second round...

05-05-2005, 01:12 PM
a big big :smash: :smash: for loosing aginst Roddick!! :sobbing: :sobbing: :sobbing:

05-09-2005, 02:22 PM
Whats next on the menu?

05-10-2005, 03:17 PM
Oh oh... Gaston is next for Albert!

Well done, you beat Max this time [for the first time]!

05-10-2005, 03:26 PM
:yippee: :yippee:


7:6[3] 7:5

close match, but win for him against Mirnyi!
has eated the beast! :cool:

4 meetings, first win for Albert!

05-11-2005, 10:11 AM
I hope he will beating Gaudio out from the city today! ;)

05-14-2005, 11:10 PM
Albert not on team with Spain for World Team Competition?? :confused:


05-18-2005, 06:31 PM
I hope for good run for Albert in French Open.

Beating Federer, beating Roddick would be nice! :)

05-24-2005, 09:01 PM
Posted on May 16, 2005
Albert Costa: Tennis-X 5 Questions
By Richard Vach, Tennis-X.com Senior Writer

In Hamburg Tennis-X cornered Al Costa, who was a couple weeks removed from his statement in the early goings of the 2005 claycourt season explaining he was no longer a threat to regain Top 10 status or to win another Roland Garros title.

The 29-year-old Costa details the injury that could bring his career to an end, balancing tour play with the family demands of twin daughters, and who he's tipping this year at the French.

Tennis-X: Many people were surprised when you came out and said you could not reach the Top 10 again, and that you no longer saw yourself as a French Open favorite. Is this coming from age, why did you make such a statement?

Costa: Well I think it kind of goes with the age. Physically I am not feeling 100 percent. I have problems in my left knee, but I am fighting and I want to play my best. I am here and I am playing the tournament and I am on the tour, so I hope that my knee stops bothering me and I can stand the pain.

X: What is it exactly with the knee that has been bothering you and how long has it been?

Costa: Well it has been a lot of time, and it does worse and it goes better sometimes. But now for me it is about motivation, I am motivated to play tournaments and I want to win as many matches as I can.

X: Do you see yourself having a playing limit with age, or do you play as long and you are motivated and enjoying it?

Costa: No, a lot of older players are top playing, enjoying themselves and having fun, winning matches -- why would I want to retire when I am enjoying myself on the court, winning matches? I love to play tennis.

X: How are the (twin) girls?

Costa (smiling): The girls (laughing), the girls are great, now we are having so much fun.

X: Has that changed the way that you have approached playing the tour, how you have set up your schedule?

Costa: Yes, yeah, that's true. I have been playing all the tournaments where I live, and I came to the USA for Indian Wells and Miami, then I was at home, and I know this decision was a little bit long for me, but I think I play five, six tournaments less than before, but it makes me feel comfortable.

X: And how about your top three for the French?

Costa: Well of course (Guillermo) Coria and (Rafael) Nadal, Nadal Coria, and, uhhhhh, (Roger) Federer, I think he is also one of the favorites.

Costa won the Roland Garros title in 2002 and the Masters Series-Hamburg in 1998 among his 12 career titles, and was runner-up as MS events in Rome (1998) and Monte Carlo (1996). He was married a week after raising the Roland Garros trophy three years ago, which was a little more than a year after the birth of twin daughters Claudia and Alma.


05-24-2005, 09:06 PM
Poor Albert lost to (spadea) at RG today in R1! I hope it's his knee that's bothering him, otherwise, it's a very bad loss. :sad:

05-24-2005, 11:11 PM
noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo noooooooooooooooo noooooooooooooooo I was down for hours after this lost match

very very pooooor Albert :sobbing: :sobbing:
what is going with him now? :sad:

so sad
what a big champ he is! he is no good form :sad: