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Ferrero motivated to beat Federer (his interview)

Tennis Fool
06-25-2005, 07:28 PM
J.C. Ferrero - Day 6
Saturday, June 25, 2005


Q. You started slowly but you finished quick. Were you happy with that?

JUAN CARLOS FERRERO: Yeah, of course. You know, with that time that the weather is not so good, finish quickly, is better that you can do it in the match.

Anyway, today was completely different than the other days. The court was faster. You know, I play a really good match. I didn't feel that faster on the court.

Q. Do you think you're playing better on grass this year than you have in previous years?

JUAN CARLOS FERRERO: Maybe yes, because this year I had the opportunity to play a tournament before Wimbledon. I played on Halle, you know. I won two important matches against specialist players on grass. So that match is give me a lot of, you know, experience on grass, and confidence as well because I won it.

I think is one of the reason that I am playing so much better on grass this year.

Q. Have you noticed in the five years you have played here a difference in the grass courts? Are they easier to play on now than they used to be for a player like you who is good on slower surfaces?

JUAN CARLOS FERRERO: I didn't feel so much difference in the courts. Maybe in the balls. Some years are more heavy than this year. But not on the courts. I play good in the slowest courts, but also on hard courts anyway.

Q. You now play Roger on Monday. What are your thoughts on that?

JUAN CARLOS FERRERO: Well, Roger, he's playing so good on this surface. He didn't lose a match like, I don't know, 43 matches, 32. Of course, he's a favorite.

But, anyway, I'm playing a good tennis here and I go with a lot of motivation. The last time I play against him, I had two match points on hard court. So, you know, if I play good, I think I have chances to good fight in the court.

Q. Which tournament was that?

JUAN CARLOS FERRERO: Dubai this year. But, anyway, grass is different everything. I arrive very good physically, and mentality, I'm really high right now.

Q. You used to be the No. 1 play yourself. Now you play a big favorite. How is it different mentally to go against such a huge champion on the court?

JUAN CARLOS FERRERO: You know, this give me a lot of motivation to play against him because he's No. 1 in the world. He won two times Wimbledon here in a row. You know, he's Roger Federer. You know, you go to play against him with a lot of motivation, mentality a hundred percent and you try to play the best tennis you have.

Q. But there is no difference mentally and tactically against him or Florian Mayer?

JUAN CARLOS FERRERO: No.

Q. Unlike some of your Spanish friends, you keep coming to try to play at Wimbledon. Do you feel you're being rewarded for that persistence?

JUAN CARLOS FERRERO: I didn't come to learn anything here because I played a lot of times here Wimbledon, so I came here to try to win as much as I can. I was playing so good in Halle on grass, so I came here with a lot of confidence.

I came here to win, not to learn.

Q. You don't feel you have anything to learn about the grass?

JUAN CARLOS FERRERO: Of course, you have something to learn. But, you know, not like is the first year or second year you came here that it's very different. You don't have any experience to play on grass. Maybe to play good you need to have some experience to play.

Q. That inexperienced showed in your early years here, you paid for your inexperience?

JUAN CARLOS FERRERO: Maybe, maybe, maybe, yes. But, anyway, two years ago I did fourth round as well here. I didn't have the experience that I have, but I was playing good anyway.

Q. How do you think Roger is going to cope with your speed?

JUAN CARLOS FERRERO: I don't know. You have to ask him. He's very fast on the court. He knows how he can play with everybody. He's winning almost everything that he's playing. He knows how he has to play against every player. For sure he will know how has to play against me because is not the first time.

Q. For you personally, is a win on grass more worth a win on other surfaces or is it the same for you?

JUAN CARLOS FERRERO: Well, this is very important if I win that match because, you know, Roger Federer is the biggest player on grass right now. If I pass the fourth round, it's going to be the first time I'm be in quarterfinals here. You know, I came playing really good this year. I start 90 in the ranking, I'm 30. It's very important to get that points for me also. So it's a very important match.

Q. Do you feel one day you can return to your previously high ranking?

JUAN CARLOS FERRERO: Yeah, why not? I expect to the end of the year to be, you know, Top 10 or Top 12, something like this. So, you know, I expect to be.

Q. You still have that desire to be right up there with the very best?

JUAN CARLOS FERRERO: Yeah, of course.

Q. You think you can make it?

JUAN CARLOS FERRERO: Why not? I did it one time; I can do it again.

uNIVERSE mAN
06-25-2005, 07:51 PM
who cares? he talks shit before every match, not that this supposed confidence amounts to anything.

Skyward
06-25-2005, 07:58 PM
Has the Spanish press already left? :p

star
06-25-2005, 08:01 PM
Oh my god! He's not talking shit at all. You are just saying that because he is not bowing down before your great god Federer and admitting he has no chance to win.

Did you read this part? You know, this give me a lot of motivation to play against him because he's No. 1 in the world. He won two times Wimbledon here in a row. You know, he's Roger Federer. You know, you go to play against him with a lot of motivation, mentality a hundred percent and you try to play the best tennis you have. That's the part TF didn't put in bold letters because TF likes to stir the pot and get people riled up.

Ferrero believes if he plays his best and is mentally he has an opportunity to win. That's not talking shit at all.

Chloe le Bopper
06-25-2005, 08:04 PM
I wouldn't say that his confidence amounts to "nothing". It amounted to an awfully nice 2003 if I remember correctly.

That said, I highly doubt he will beat Federer. But at least he thinks he can, that's something.

Saumon
06-25-2005, 08:08 PM
Has the Spanish press already left? :p
yeah something like 2 days ago :tape:

LaTenista
06-25-2005, 08:12 PM
While on paper I know it looks like an easy victory for Federer, I wouldn't count my chickens before they're hatched. Ferrero's hungry and knows what it's like to be at the top - he's eager to get back there. IMHO this could be Ferrero's moment to show the world he's really back. He lost a 5 set thriller to Hewitt at the DC final 2003 in Australia on grass so I think he's got enough game to challenge Roger. Also, Roger did not play his best today and his 0-2 slam record this year may be getting at him as he's under pressure to defend his Wimbledon crown. Definitely one to watch.

uNIVERSE mAN, how soon you forget Fed was talking smack about being able to beat Nadal on any surface just a few weeks ago.

oneandonlyhsn
06-25-2005, 08:14 PM
yeah something like 2 days ago :tape:

Are you for real the Spanish press is pathetic :eek:
I like JC and hope he returns to the top 10 but I have to support Federer in this match. Sorry JC :hug: ...........
Federer in his interview said that this would be an interesting match and JC is a former #1 and a great player. I dont think this will be an easy match for Fed, I didnt get the confidence feeling from Fed either. Hopefully Roger can go all the way. Allez Ninja

star
06-25-2005, 08:19 PM
awwww :hug: That's ok. We all have the clash of favorites where we choose.

But, I believe you will be happy for Juan Carlos if he is able to win. :)

oneandonlyhsn
06-25-2005, 08:24 PM
awwww :hug: That's ok. We all have the clash of favorites where we choose.

But, I believe you will be happy for Juan Carlos if he is able to win. :)


Is that for me, thank you :kiss: :kiss: and you bet I would be happy if JC wins because I know how hard it is to come back to the top of your game after injuries, I used to play competitive tennis.

By the way I'm a straight girl and I am absolutely in love with Kim Clijsters. She is a great person, and hopefully this is her year at Wimby, if she beats Lindsay :scared:.

savesthedizzle
06-25-2005, 08:25 PM
What exactly is wrong with having some confidence in yourself? You people would only be happy if the man said, "Yes. Indeed. I WILL lose tomorrow to the almighty Federer because I am just a mere mortal in his almighty presence." Thank goodness he has some arrogance. That's what makes a good competitor. If you go out there thinking you're going to lose, most likely you will. I'm glad he's feeling good about the match. He'd be a pretty crappy professional athelete otherwise and would never have gotten to the top in the first place.

Corinna
06-25-2005, 08:26 PM
Oh my god! He's not talking shit at all. You are just saying that because he is not bowing down before your great god Federer and admitting he has no chance to win.

Did you read this part? You know, this give me a lot of motivation to play against him because he's No. 1 in the world. He won two times Wimbledon here in a row. You know, he's Roger Federer. You know, you go to play against him with a lot of motivation, mentality a hundred percent and you try to play the best tennis you have. That's the part TF didn't put in bold letters because TF likes to stir the pot and get people riled up.

Ferrero believes if he plays his best and is mentally he has an opportunity to win. That's not talking shit at all.
ditto
and IMO, a player can't say before a match: i have no chance, i will lose, no question
a player has to say that there is a chance, if he doesn't believe in him..who should believe in him, then?! and i think there's always a chance, at least a very little one...okay rogi is the clear favourite and i'd never say juanqui will certainly win and jc didn't as well
he said roger is playing great, is the number one
and you always have to see the context in which juanqui said these sentences...on the whole he didn't say: i will win, i have a great chance

Castafiore
06-25-2005, 08:32 PM
By the way I'm a straight girl and I am absolutely in love with Kim Clijsters. She is a great person, and hopefully this is her year at Wimby, if she beats Lindsay :scared:.
Isn't she great! She's always so friendly and down to earth. I really hope that she can win a grand slam tournament one of these years.

I think that Kim owes a lot to her upbringing. Her father was a succesful and famous (here anyway) international football player and as a result, he knows the pressures of a sports career and how to deal with the press. He's a very down to earth man and he's great at keeping away the popular press from her (making him the bad guy in the process instead of his daughter).

oneandonlyhsn
06-25-2005, 08:38 PM
Isn't she great! She's always so friendly and down to earth. I really hope that she can win a grand slam tournament one of these years.

I think that Kim owes a lot to her upbringing. Her father was a succesful and famous (here anyway) international football player and as a result, he knows the pressures of a sports career and how to deal with the press. He's a very down to earth man and he's great at keeping away the popular press from her (making him the bad guy in the process instead of his daughter).

Thanks good to know, I like how she epitomizes the saying 'Kindness and success are not mutually exclusive'. I totaly get why both men and women love her.

Scotso
06-25-2005, 08:41 PM
Vamos JC! :D

lucashg
06-25-2005, 08:42 PM
It's good that he's motivated, because I'm sure Federer is just as much, if not much more, to win his 3rd Wimbledon in a row.

Ferrero seems always confident and that's good, but it's not always he can bring up the results, much like in Roland Garros. So...

Tennis Fool
06-25-2005, 08:43 PM
Isn't she great! She's always so friendly and down to earth.

Most of the time. I didn't like her attitude on the court vs. Lindsay at the French Open. That's the first time I've ever seen her that ornery. Even when she was leading she had a scowl on her face.

Tennis Fool
06-25-2005, 08:46 PM
[/b] That's the part TF didn't put in bold letters because TF likes to stir the pot and get people riled up.

People can draw their own conclusions. You don't have to lead them. ;)

oneandonlyhsn
06-25-2005, 11:49 PM
Most of the time. I didn't like her attitude on the court vs. Lindsay at the French Open. That's the first time I've ever seen her that ornery. Even when she was leading she had a scowl on her face.

I think its good for a change part of Kimmies problem is that she is too nice even when she is on court. I like the fire and tenacity in her since she came back from her injury. Why do you think the Williams dominated so long, sure they have power and some talent but the intimidation factor was what kept them on top as long as it did even when they weren't playing their best tennis

undomiele
06-26-2005, 12:11 AM
It's good that he's motivated, because I'm sure Federer is just as much, if not much more, to win his 3rd Wimbledon in a row.

Ferrero seems always confident and that's good, but it's not always he can bring up the results, much like in Roland Garros. So...

Ferrero was a well-deserving #1 player with genuine versatility - if he is anywhere near his peak form he will give Roger a run for his money, no matter how much "motivation" Roger has for Wimbledon.

Ferrero coming back would simply be awesome for tennis.

nkhera1
06-26-2005, 12:14 AM
This isn't that big of deal but of course we are talking about Federer fans.

oneandonlyhsn
06-26-2005, 12:17 AM
This isn't that big of deal but of course we are talking about Federer fans.

I dont understand why you always have to make comments like these. There are idiots among ever fanbase but there are crazier fans like hitchiker and I havent seen you bitching about him.

nkhera1
06-26-2005, 12:21 AM
I dont understand why you always have to make comments like these. There are idiots among ever fanbase but there are crazier fans like hitchiker and I havent seen you bitching about him.

When I see one of his stupid posts I will.

Sjengster
06-26-2005, 12:39 AM
Suggested headline for TF on Monday: "Top players progress, want to win title" (interview)

Sjengster
06-26-2005, 12:47 AM
Hewitt: "Wimbledon means so much to me as an Aussie"

Ancic: "They say I'm Goran Mk II"

Gasquet: "I can play good on grass court now"

Any more stunning revelations?

liptea
06-26-2005, 12:56 AM
uNIVERSE mAN, how soon you forget Fed was talking smack about being able to beat Nadal on any surface just a few weeks ago.


OK, maybe I just lost my magic glasses or something, but I never was able to find that quote. If anyone can show me, I'll be grateful.

Fedex
06-26-2005, 01:03 AM
Hewitt: "Wimbledon means so much to me as an Aussie"

Ancic: "They say I'm Goran Mk II"

Gasquet: "I can play good on grass court now"

Any more stunning revelations?
:lol:

Tennis Fool
06-26-2005, 01:39 AM
Ancic: "They say I'm Goran Mk II"


Any more stunning revelations?


Hey, it's "Baby Goran." Get your facts straight :mad: ;)

Sjengster
06-26-2005, 01:40 AM
Hey, it's "Baby Goran." Get your facts straight :mad: ;)

Either one will do as a snappy headline. ;)

Tennis Fool
06-26-2005, 07:00 PM
:lol: JMac just said that Roger is going to roll over JC. JC, a claycourter, is just happy to be in the Rd. of 16.

lalaland
06-26-2005, 07:26 PM
Hewitt: "Wimbledon means so much to me as an Aussie"

Ancic: "They say I'm Goran Mk II"

Gasquet: "I can play good on grass court now"

Any more stunning revelations?


:lol:

Have any player before a match ever say this: "Yes, I'm so going to lose. I have no confident". If there's such player, someone please post it and tell me he has ultimate respect for this player.

JCF likes to put up a brave face before matches. So he doesn't win every time when he said he's confident, so what. At least he believes he has a chance and it's not a bad thing. I always think being optimistic and confident is important for anyone (even you and me) to make it through life.

BTW, he only said he believes he can put up a good fight, he didn't say he'll win. And he shows ton of respect for Federer, especially on grass. Nothing wrong with that.

Shabazza
06-26-2005, 07:29 PM
:lol:

Have any player before a match ever say this: "Yes, I'm so going to lose. I have no confident". If there's such player, someone please post it and tell me he has ultimate respect for this player.

JCF likes to put up a brave face before matches. So he doesn't win every time when he said he's confident, so what. At least he believes he has a chance and it's not a bad thing. I always think being optimistic and confident is important for anyone (even you and me) to make it through life.

BTW, he only said he believes he can put up a good fight, he didn't say he'll win. And he shows ton of respect for Federer, especially on grass. Nothing wrong with that.
Ditto! :)

disturb3d
06-26-2005, 07:30 PM
JC can be as confident as he wants pre-match.

But I can't see him breaking serve during the entire match.

1sun
06-26-2005, 07:42 PM
JC can be as confident as he wants pre-match.

But I can't see him breaking serve during the entire match.
y not?

Deivid23
06-26-2005, 07:56 PM
I want Federer to win, but I have a bad feeling about this match

deliveryman
06-26-2005, 08:52 PM
I think the first set is going to be huge, setting the tone to JCF's "confidence" for the match. If he gets blown off the court in the first set, he's not gonna challenge Fed much. If he wins the first set, expect a tough 5 setter.

Sjengster
06-26-2005, 09:02 PM
The way some people (including JMac) are talking about the match-up, you'd think this was old-fashioned grass and Ferrero was a grinding Spaniard with no idea how to play on it. It's basically going to be played like a hardcourt match, where the vast majority of their previous encounters have taken place, and Ferrero has proved more than enough times that he can beat Federer on a fast surface. I would be absolutely shocked if he doesn't break serve at least once, and despite the way he blew leads in Dubai, I wouldn't expect him to crack as Kiefer did if he gets the chance to take Federer the distance.

Deivid23
06-26-2005, 11:35 PM
The way some people (including JMac) are talking about the match-up, you'd think this was old-fashioned grass and Ferrero was a grinding Spaniard with no idea how to play on it. It's basically going to be played like a hardcourt match, where the vast majority of their previous encounters have taken place, and Ferrero has proved more than enough times that he can beat Federer on a fast surface. I would be absolutely shocked if he doesn't break serve at least once, and despite the way he blew leads in Dubai, I wouldn't expect him to crack as Kiefer did if he gets the chance to take Federer the distance.

Ferrero will for sure break Federer more than once and I think he will challenge big time Roger. Hopefully Federer will end up prevailing but I do expect a tough match.

Neely
06-27-2005, 12:22 AM
Ferrero will for sure break Federer more than once and I think he will challenge big time Roger. Hopefully Federer will end up prevailing but I do expect a tough match.
Straight sets for Federer with at least one break more than Ferrero each set (maybe a tiebreak if Ferrero is lucky and Federer allows him, like Kiefer got it). Don't read too much into Ferrero's previous performances on grass at Wimbledon, routing a psychologically majorily handicapped Mayer (he played :crazy: and :retard: and :cuckoo: the last three sets) who made the QFs last year isn't good enough for such conclusions nowadays.

Deivid23
06-27-2005, 12:39 AM
Straight sets for Federer with at least one break more than Ferrero each set (maybe a tiebreak if Ferrero is lucky and Federer allows him, like Kiefer got it). Don't read too much into Ferrero's previous performances on grass at Wimbledon, routing a psychologically majorily handicapped Mayer (he played :crazy: and :retard: and :cuckoo: the last three sets) who made the QFs last year isn't good enough for such conclusions nowadays.

I´ve seen all Federer and Ferrero´s matches on grass this season, so it´s a conclusion made with consistent basis ;)

Jimena
06-27-2005, 01:56 AM
It bugs me that JMac keeps on calling Ferrero a clay court specialist. Stupid man. Ferrero never gets any respect.

But, I hope Federer wins. I don't see it as a foregone conclusion at all, but that's what I'm hoping for.

Regenbogen
06-27-2005, 02:08 AM
yeah...ferrero can play on surfaces other than clay, seems like most people have forgotten how he got to the '03 us open final...not that i think he can beat federer though.

Tennis Fool
06-27-2005, 02:12 AM
yeah...ferrero can play on surfaces other than clay, seems like most people have forgotten how he got to the '03 us open final...
No, not everyone. Wertheim said he played like a dog :lol: :p

Fedex
06-27-2005, 02:12 AM
It bugs me that JMac keeps on calling Ferrero a clay court specialist. Stupid man. Ferrero never gets any respect.

But, I hope Federer wins. I don't see it as a foregone conclusion at all, but that's what I'm hoping for.
I guess Mac has forgotten that Ferrero did make the USO Final a couple years ago, as well as the Aus Open semifinals, and now a Wimbledon 4th round appearance. :)

Regenbogen
06-27-2005, 02:23 AM
No, not everyone. Wertheim said he played like a dog :lol: :p
hahahaha

LaTenista
06-27-2005, 02:27 AM
[QUOTE=lalaland]
Have any player before a match ever say this: "Yes, I'm so going to lose. I have no confident". If there's such player, someone please post it and tell me he has ultimate respect for this player. [\QUOTE]

Wimby: Andy Murray before his match against Nalbandian = went down in 5 sets

RG: Gaston Gaudio :smash: DURING his match against Ferrer to Ferrer's coach = went down in 5 sets

All the time my instructor talks about having PMI, postive mental image. If you think you're going to lose, you are.

DanEd
06-27-2005, 02:31 AM
yes gaudio said something like that :o
[QUOTE=lalaland]
Have any player before a match ever say this: "Yes, I'm so going to lose. I have no confident". If there's such player, someone please post it and tell me he has ultimate respect for this player. [\QUOTE]

Wimby: Andy Murray before his match against Nalbandian = went down in 5 sets

RG: Gaston Gaudio :smash: DURING his match against Ferrer to Ferrer's coach = went down in 5 sets

All the time my instructor talks about having PMI, postive mental image. If you think you're going to lose, you are.

savesthedizzle
06-27-2005, 02:37 AM
It bugs me that JMac keeps on calling Ferrero a clay court specialist. Stupid man. Ferrero never gets any respect.


Oh my goodness. Thank you. Last year in his horrible year he still made Wimbly 3rd round and this is his second time in the 4th. Three of his 11 titles have been on hard courts. 6 of his 12 appearances in finals have been on faster surfaces as well including one TMC final and one USO final.

To call him a claycourt specialist... isn't really accurate in my opinion and I wish more people would look beyond the fact that he's from Spain and get some results first. Is clay his best surface? Well yes. But is it his only surface? No.

Career results:
Hard: 111-70
Clay: 147-40
Grass: 12-8
Indoor: 13-13

That is not a claycourt specialist. That is a man who likes clay but can play on other surfaces too. A claycourt specialist is Puerta. A grass court specialist is Karlovic. JCF is not one.

willie
06-27-2005, 03:32 AM
i dont think federer can loose, you know he can loose sets and dont play good in a whole match but when he needs to play good he do it.he is the equivalent than brasil on soccer.

DanEd
06-27-2005, 03:35 AM
hi willie do you have msn? if so please send me a pm with your mail
thanks

Denise
06-27-2005, 03:52 AM
Hope he'll be more motivated at the match... go juanqui ;)

switz
06-27-2005, 04:01 AM
who cares? he talks shit before every match, not that this supposed confidence amounts to anything.

how is he talking shit? saying he is motivated to win and that he had chances to win their last matc? aren't they just his personal feelings and fact?

it would be quite boring if everything conceded their matches to roger before they even began no?

uNIVERSE mAN
06-27-2005, 04:47 AM
I see. I suppose you missed the part where he was looking ahead to the QF's.

Rogiman
06-27-2005, 05:18 AM
The way some people (including JMac) are talking about the match-up, you'd think this was old-fashioned grass and Ferrero was a grinding Spaniard with no idea how to play on it. It's basically going to be played like a hardcourt match, where the vast majority of their previous encounters have taken place, and Ferrero has proved more than enough times that he can beat Federer on a fast surface. I would be absolutely shocked if he doesn't break serve at least once, and despite the way he blew leads in Dubai, I wouldn't expect him to crack as Kiefer did if he gets the chance to take Federer the distance.

I expect it to be a tough match too, but I think Federer will eventually have the edge and win it in four.
Kiefer, by the way, is every bit the accomplished player Ferrero is on fast courts, and I totally expect Federer to raise his level now, although I must admit right now I'm not as optimistic about Federer winning the tournament as last year.

tennischick
06-27-2005, 05:22 AM
it will be tough bec Sushi has had a day to rest. if he hadn't i would expect Federer to crush him easily. but a fresh Sushi is a dangerous Sushi so anything could happen. and i'm confident that FedeRoche is aware of this.

Rogiman
06-27-2005, 05:31 AM
it will be tough bec Sushi has had a day to rest. if he hadn't i would expect Federer to crush him easily. but a fresh Sushi is a dangerous Sushi so anything could happen. and i'm confident that FedeRoche is aware of this.
I hope this turns out to be like the 99 final :p

tennischick
06-27-2005, 05:33 AM
I hope this turns out to be like the 99 final :p
what happened then? :confused: i'm jet-lagged so even if i tried to i couldn't remember ;)

oneandonlyhsn
06-27-2005, 05:33 AM
I expect it to be a tough match too, but I think Federer will eventually have the edge and win it in four.
Kiefer, by the way, is every bit the accomplished player Ferrero is on fast courts, and I totally expect Federer to raise his level now, although I must admit right now I'm not as optimistic about Federer winning the tournament as last year.

Me too, Federer just doesnt have that aura he had last year. This year he is more passive and he sprays too many shots. The fact that all the players want to dethrone him from his title doesnt help matters either.

Rogiman
06-27-2005, 05:35 AM
what happened then? :confused: i'm jet-lagged so even if i tried to i couldn't remember ;)
Sampras crushed Agassi in straights once again :lol:

tennischick
06-27-2005, 05:39 AM
Sampras crushed Agassi in straights once again :lol:
at Wimby? :confused: poor Agaz. :sad: he was always the also-ran.

then again, fuck the Android. i hated his guts back then and his knocking up Bridgitte twice is no reason for me to change my mind. ;)

Rogiman
06-27-2005, 05:41 AM
knocking up Bridgitte twice:worship:

Tennis Fool
06-27-2005, 05:42 AM
at Wimby? :confused: poor Agaz. :sad: he was always the also-ran.

then again, fuck the Android. i hated his guts back then and his knocking up Bridgitte twice is no reason for me to change my mind. ;)
Yes, but guess who won the FO and USO that year, then followed those up with the AO???

tennischick
06-27-2005, 05:45 AM
Yes, but guess who won the FO and USO that year, then followed those up with the AO???
Baldrous?

:banana: :banana: :banana:

here's hoping i did not just take 3 bananas in vain :lol:

sorry if i make no sense -- i am massively jet-lagged but too tired to fall asleep. if that makes any sense ;)

Puschkin
06-27-2005, 06:42 AM
JCF is one of the few players not intimitated (un) conciously by Roger. He missed 2004 and Roger's incredible performance during that year. JCF still considers Roger one of his own peer group whom he can beat and he has proven that he can come very close in in Dubai.

When reading JCF's interviews I am always suspicious, he does not really master English. Therefore, I don't take every word of him as absolute truth. He is right to be confident, anyway. However, I don't see him beating Roger on grass. Even if he is by no means a typical claycourter, grass is certainly his weakest surface.

Exodus
06-27-2005, 07:28 AM
im looking forward to see Roger destroying him

Neely
06-27-2005, 07:49 AM
I´ve seen all Federer and Ferrero´s matches on grass this season, so it´s a conclusion made with consistent basis ;)
Okay, you are the tennis gambler, not me ;) :p
(BTW, my guess above shouldn't sound as if I would mind Ferrero winning this match - not at all! just can't see it happening)