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LaTenista
10-26-2005, 09:44 PM
I thought it might be nice since he's got his own forum now we could have a thread devoted to this.

So here's the first contribution, from the ATP Insider the week of Madrid:

On Tuesday afternoon following his victory, CARLOS MOYA paid a visit to the INDESIT Stand where he signed hundreds of autographs while DAVID FERRER visited the RICOH and MERCEDES-BENZ lounges.

-- > On Wednesday afternoon, JAMES BLAKE, MARK KNOWLES, DANIEL NESTOR and NENAD ZIMONJIC took part in the Mercedes-Benz clinic. DAVID FERRER, NIKOLAY DAVYDENKO signed autographs at the Prince booth.

LaTenista
10-29-2005, 05:08 PM
David Ferrer has his own Bag Check on The Tennis Channel (TTC)! :bounce:

I just saw it a few minutes ago, for those who have never seen it, Bag Check is about a 60 second segment that is aired during commercial breaks where a player takes everything out of their racquet bag and tells what the things are.

This was what was in David's racquet bag:
* shirt
* shampoos in a travel case
* hairbrush :awww:
* tennis shoes
* running shoes
* Prince racquet - he said it was a new one, more strong ( :lol: I could help him with his English)
* book written in Spanish - it was hardback, mostly white with a baby/fetus on cover, author's first name was Lucía and David read a few sentences aloud
* cap

He was wearing slip on sandals - I call them soccer (football) sandals, they are all plastic with stripes. I have a pair myself, that I used mainly in the shower at uni. :lol:

He was in a large grassy area behind a stadium and there were palm trees. My first guess is it was filmed in Indian Wells, but I wouldn't count Miami out either.

It was definitely the most English at one time I'd heard him speak. :yeah:

Hopefully this means someday soon he'll have his own No Strings or Center Court program - those are 30 minutes each.

It was aired again right after the Berdych-Gaudio match finished on Friday, November 4th so I have recorded by surprise. :cool:

LaTenista
11-07-2005, 08:02 PM
As a Top 30 player, David must announce where he will be every day from November 21st through December 31st.

http://www.menstennisforums.com/showthread.php?t=59966

I guess it's the price you have to pay when you're as great as he is. :shrug:

Sue
11-07-2005, 09:08 PM
Gosh- I didn't realise that.Has that always been the case or is it a new initiative?

~EMiLiTA~
11-08-2005, 11:17 AM
yes...it's a new initiative...i read about that too

btw i just read in a thread in nalbandian's forum that ferrer will be the second substitute for shanghai (after nalbandian) but i don't think that means he is going to shanghai as yet...just have to wait and see if there are any last minute withdrawals...wouldn't that be good for david though?!

Sue
11-08-2005, 12:29 PM
Wow- that would be really cool! Not that I'm wishing any illness or misfortune on any of the players going of course....but would be a wonderful experience for him!

*Ljubica*
11-08-2005, 12:31 PM
Wow- that would be really cool! Not that I'm wishing any illness or misfortune on any of the players going of course....but would be a wonderful experience for him!

Likewise - I agree!

Sue
11-08-2005, 12:33 PM
Hi Ros * waving* !!

ja_som1
11-08-2005, 02:29 PM
Likewise - I agree!

Hello Rose, how are you? I haven't heard about you for ages. Aren't you more fan of David N.? But anyway I am happy you are O.K. :wavey:

*Ljubica*
11-08-2005, 06:17 PM
Hello Rose, how are you? I haven't heard about you for ages. Aren't you more fan of David N.? But anyway I am happy you are O.K. :wavey:

Hi Zuzana :wavey: - now that is a VERY long story! You more often find me in Gaston or Mariano Puerta's Forum's nowadays!

Hello to Sue too :wavey:

victoria_maraude
11-08-2005, 08:40 PM
yes...it's a new initiative...i read about that too

btw i just read in a thread in nalbandian's forum that ferrer will be the second substitute for shanghai (after nalbandian) but i don't think that means he is going to shanghai as yet...just have to wait and see if there are any last minute withdrawals...wouldn't that be good for david though?!

But David is ranked 15th currently at the race, so I think after Nalbandian, is Puerta who could go as a substitute. This is the current ranking:

1 Federer, Roger (SUI) 1245
2 Nadal, Rafael (ESP) 953
3 Roddick, Andy (USA) 617
4 Hewitt, Lleyton (AUS) 498
5 Agassi, Andre (USA) 455
6 Coria, Guillermo (ARG) 438
7 Davydenko, Nikolay (RUS) 418
8 Ljubicic, Ivan (CRO) 416
9 Gaudio, Gaston (ARG) 370
10 Safin, Marat (RUS) 346
11 Nalbandian, David (ARG) 344
12 Puerta, Mariano (ARG) 340
13 Gonzalez, Fernando (CHI) 338
14 Johansson, Thomas (SWE) 329
15 Ferrer, David (ESP) 324

~EMiLiTA~
11-09-2005, 10:54 AM
yes i know...he is not going as the alternate...it just said that the atp had notified him that if there were many more withdrawals, he MAY be needed as a substitute...but he's not going to shanghai

RogiFan88
11-09-2005, 06:07 PM
he isn't?? I'm sure I saw sth in a Spanish paper today...

LaTenista
11-09-2005, 06:34 PM
Right now Puerta is the alternate, if someone else withdraws Mariano will play. Gonzalez already said he won't go to Shanghai so then the alternate would be Thomas Johansson. So only if 2 more withdrawls from TMC happen does David get to be the alternate.

:scratch: Anyone else think TMC is during into a circus?

~EMiLiTA~
11-10-2005, 10:36 AM
he isn't?? I'm sure I saw sth in a Spanish paper today...

what did u read?

LaTenista
11-10-2005, 03:29 PM
From marca.es

TODOS ESTÁN PENDIENTES DE LA REPESCA

7 de noviembre

Las estrellas del tenis español apoyan a España
Un grupo de tenistas españoles, entre los que se encontraban Rafael Nadal, David Ferrer, Juan Carlos Ferrero, Tommy Robredo y Fernando Verdasco, apoyaron a la selección nacional de fútbol que se concentró en Madrid para afrontar el partido de ida de la repesca mundialista.

Los citados tenistas posaron con las camisetas de la selección nacional, con el nombre de cada uno grabado en la espalda.

Rafa Nadal, el mejor tenista español del momento, y Raúl González, capitán de la selección española de fútbol, almorzaron en un restaurante madrileño antes de que el mallorquín viajase a Shangai, donde disputará el Masters.

Ambos se desearon suerte para sus respectivos compromisos y el capitán de la selección regaló al tenista la equipación con su nombre.

"Estaré en Shangai cuando la selección juegue los partidos de la repesca y desde allí seguiré y animaré a la selección. Estoy seguro de que vamos a pasar y que lo haremos bien en el Mundial", declaró Nadal antes de emprender su viaje.

NADAL, MOYÁ Y ROBREDO HAN CONFIRMADO SU ASISTENCIA

8 de noviembre

El Masters de España pasará a llamarse Copa del Rey
La Real Federación Española de Tenis (RFET) ha recuperado el Masters nacional, que tras dos años de ausencia regresará el próximo mes de diciembre bajo la denominación de Copa del Rey, tanto en su versión masculina como femenina.

El Masters masculino se disputará del 16 al 18 de diciembre en el pabellón del Pisuerga de Valladolid, con capacidad para unos 6.000 espectadores, mientras que el femenino se celebrará una semana antes, del 9 al 11 de diciembre, en el pabellón Príncipe Felipe de Zaragoza, con un aforo aproximado de 10.000 espectadores que se reducirá a menos de la mitad para albergar la cita.

El presidente de la RFET, Pedro Muñoz, ha anunciado hoy, en la presentación del torneo, que la recuperación del Masters español era uno de los puntos importantes de su programa electoral "y acaba con un vacío de dos años en los que no se había celebrado esta competición".

Nadal, Moyá y Robredo

Entre los hombres, está confirmada la presencia del número dos del mundo, el mallorquín Rafael Nadal, su paisano Carlos Moyá, el catalán 'Tommy' Robredo, el toledano Feliciano López, el madrileño Fernando Verdasco y el también catalán 'Beto' Martín, a quien se le ha otorgado una invitación.

La federación trabaja ahora para cerrar la participación del valenciano Juan Carlos Ferrero y del alicantino David Ferrer, quienes completarían el cuadro de cuartos de final.

El Masters femenino, por su parte, contará con la presencia de las valencianas Anabel Medina y Arantxa Parra, la mallorquina Nuria Llagostera, las catalanas Laura Pous y Lourdes Domínguez, la salmantina María Antonia Sánchez y la aragonesa Marta Fraga, quien ha sido invitada por la organización.

La octava plaza debe ser para la también aragonesa Conchita Martínez o, en su defecto, para la madrileña Virgina Ruano, que sustituiría a la ex campeona de Wimbledon si finalmente decide no participar.

Looks like David helped out with selecting the national football team and got a jersey with his name on it. Also, organizers are trying to get him to play in the Spanish Masters, which is being renamed Copa del Rey (King's Cup). I'm at work so I can't provide a full translation right now.

*Ljubica*
11-10-2005, 06:30 PM
Sadly the link to the article in the Argentine newspaper "La Nacion" is no longer valid, but I read an article a couple of weeks ago, in which David pledged his support to Mariano Puerta over the recent doping allegations - sayng he would stick by Mariano and believed in his innocence. David really is a class act and a nice guy - just sorry that I didn't copy the article somewhere after I read it, so that I could post it here :sad:

LaTenista
11-11-2005, 01:52 AM
From tennis-masters-madrid.com

David Ferrer's press conference 20th October 2005

Q. Can you imagine what Mariano is feeling right now, in his situation?
Difficult. But it's news that hasn't been proven yet. I'd rather not give my opinion. However, if the result is positive, I hope it was a mistake or something that didn't go well. I don't think he did it on purpose. Mariano is a great player and does not need these things to get to the top.

Rosie :hug:

~EMiLiTA~
11-11-2005, 11:21 AM
thanks for the info LaTenista! i put a complete list of players for the Copa del Rey in the exhibitions thread if you're interested!

*Ljubica*
11-11-2005, 05:14 PM
From tennis-masters-madrid.com

David Ferrer's press conference 20th October 2005



Rosie :hug:

Thanks :)

LaTenista
11-11-2005, 07:12 PM
Spain's David Ferrer, 15th in the final points race, finally came just in case.

This is from the GM thread about Federer may be withdrawing from TMC.

:confused: Does this mean David's in Shanghai right now?

*Ljubica*
11-11-2005, 09:30 PM
This is from the GM thread about Federer may be withdrawing from TMC.

:confused: Does this mean David's in Shanghai right now?

The opening ceremony is tomorrow afternoon, so I guess we'll know for sure then. I'm looking forward to the photos - not sure if they'll be in formal suits or Chinese-type costumes - but they should be great :) Btw - I'm going away tomorrow night for a week (visiting relatives over in Belarussia), - so if I'm not here for a few days -it's not because I've forgotten you or David!!!

bavaria100
11-11-2005, 10:13 PM
It would be great if he´s in Shanghai, even though he´s only an alternate. If he´s really there, I´m sure this will be a great experience and a strong motivation for him.

~EMiLiTA~
11-12-2005, 12:12 PM
i didn't see him in any of the photos...but then again, i didn't see puerta either so don't know if david is there or not

*Ljubica*
11-12-2005, 01:56 PM
i didn't see him in any of the photos...but then again, i didn't see puerta either so don't know if david is there or not

Well I don't know about David - but I know a friend of mine was chatting to Mariano in Shanghai, and it seems the alternates were not allowed to actually take part in the ceremony :sad: So poor Mariano sat in the auditorium and watched - but could not take part, and I guess David would have been in the same position if he is there. I think it is a real shame for them :sad:

~EMiLiTA~
11-12-2005, 02:55 PM
that is horrible! last year cañas got to participate

gosh i can't believe that :(

Sue
11-12-2005, 11:05 PM
If the players are there as alternates and expected to step in and take part if required than I can't see any reason why they shouldn't be involved on the opening ceremony.
:-(

Carlita
11-13-2005, 09:28 AM
David is/was in Tarragona, playing clubtennis for CT Valencia, along with Verdasco, Calatrava, Ramirez-Hidalgo, Sanchez.....

They played on 10-11-12 November

On November 10th they beat CT de la Salute 5-4

On November 11th they beat CT Tarragona 5-1

and yesterday they won the final 5-1 against CT Barcino :banana:

~EMiLiTA~
11-13-2005, 09:46 AM
oh...well i guess he's not in shanghai then :(

Carlita
11-13-2005, 01:37 PM
I guess not ;) some pics :)

http://www.menstennisforums.com/showpost.php?p=2668975&postcount=1111

Sue
11-13-2005, 07:46 PM
Thanks for the info and the really sweet pics Lady_Carlita !

FerrersLinda
11-13-2005, 10:15 PM
Last night the commentators of the Nalbandian-Federer match did say that David is in Shanghai as an alternate. So I suppose he played in Spain and than flew to Shanghai?!
I did see Puerta watching the match from the sidelines but not David.

Carlita
11-13-2005, 10:47 PM
:eek: well, he did that very quickly then! Last night they were still playing for the cup! :scratch: and you see him on the pic WITH the cup....so how did he get there? :lol: Super David!!

LaTenista
11-14-2005, 04:50 AM
I've been very weary about believing commentators ever since the ones who do the Masters Series events in Europe kept saying that David couldn't possibly qualify for Shanghai after he beat Mirnyi in the 2nd round of Paris, which was false and a few days later they finally said he did have a shot still. :cuckoo:

Anyhow, I think it's great David's team won the tournament, hopefully this will keep his confidence high when the new season starts.

Anyone else take a look at the tenispain.com site and notice that David's 2nd last name (his mother's surname) is Ern? It doesn't even sound Spanish to me. :confused:

Carlita
11-14-2005, 09:54 AM
Anyone else take a look at the tenispain.com site and notice that David's 2nd last name (his mother's surname) is Ern? It doesn't even sound Spanish to me. :confused:
Yeah! I was wondering about that too! It's like somethings missing :confused:


I love Fer's name : Verdasco Carmona....has a lovely ring to it!:hearts:

LaTenista
11-14-2005, 03:11 PM
Well, Rafa and Andre are out, Puerta and Gonzalez in. So does Thomas Johansson fly to Shanghai now or does David go? :confused: As they have no alternates at TMC at the moment.

LaTenista
11-14-2005, 03:13 PM
Yeah! I was wondering about that too! It's like somethings missing :confused:


I love Fer's name : Verdasco Carmona....has a lovely ring to it!:hearts:

Yes, Nando's entire name is quite lovely. :heart:

:scratch: Maybe it's Erno? Is that a Spanish name? Or maybe it's Catalan.

Carlita
11-14-2005, 04:14 PM
Well, Rafa and Andre are out, Puerta and Gonzalez in. So does Thomas Johansson fly to Shanghai now or does David go? :confused: As they have no alternates at TMC at the moment.big mess in Shanghai :eek:

Eléa
11-14-2005, 05:55 PM
big mess in Shanghai :eek:
Yes it's chaos! I don't like that, this masters cup is a joke :sad:
I hope my GG will take the opportunity :rolleyes: I heard somewhere that David will have to fly to Shanghai (he's already there maybe) :confused:

Carlita
11-14-2005, 06:50 PM
It would be an even BIGGER joke if Roger pulled out as well :rolleyes:


Ladies and Gentlemen! The top 8 of the world starting with at number 9: :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

FerrersLinda
11-14-2005, 09:18 PM
Johansson had already said he wasn't going to be an alternate, so I guess that means David is next in line.

Sure I would like to see David play one more time this year, but it is getting a bit ridiculous.

LaTenista
12-05-2005, 06:46 PM
David is confirmed for the Spanish Masters in Valladolid two weekends from now (16-18 December), renamed for a 2nd time Copa de SM del Rey (Hueva challenged them as their exhibition is called Copa del Rey). David won the last time they had this tournament, back in 2002 in Barcelona. I hope he can win it again!

:bounce: Vamos David! Buena suerte.

*Ljubica*
12-05-2005, 09:08 PM
Thanks for the news - and good luck David :)

Fergie
12-06-2005, 12:49 AM
Thanks for the news :yeah:

sonia
12-06-2005, 06:49 PM
Maybe it's Erno? Is that a Spanish name? Or maybe it's Catalan.

No, it's Ern. But I don't know if it's a Spanish or catalan name.... :confused:

Carlita
12-18-2005, 12:05 PM
Article from Tennis A Fondo, October 2005

I cut it in pieces otherwise it would be too big to post as attachements or too small to read :lol:

Fergie
12-18-2005, 12:30 PM
I want that magazine :sad:

Thenks for the scans! :yeah:

Carlita
12-18-2005, 12:44 PM
I want that magazine :sad:

aaaaaaaw you can always buy the original online http://www.tennisafondo.es/scripts/

i think :lol:

NINA_BCN
12-18-2005, 12:57 PM
I have it!!!! :lol:

*Ljubica*
12-18-2005, 02:14 PM
Thanks Lady_C :hug:

Fergie
12-18-2005, 03:13 PM
aaaaaaaw you can always buy the original online http://www.tennisafondo.es/scripts/

i think :lol:
I can buy here in Chile ... But I have to wait 6 months! :lol:

Carlita
12-18-2005, 04:10 PM
I can buy here in Chile ... But I have to wait 6 months! :lol::eek: oh my carlos! Why's that??

Fergie
12-18-2005, 11:46 PM
:eek: oh my carlos! Why's that??
A little delay! :haha: ... But I like the magazine so I wait :p

NicoFan
12-20-2005, 02:02 AM
Its a great magazine. I got it a couple of times when I was in Spain.

But its amazingly expensive to get a subscription to the US - can't remember exactly but something like $120 USD. A little too expensive for me.

LaTenista
12-20-2005, 03:09 AM
Is there a way to just buy that issue - the October one? Lynn you are right the subscription is like 90 euros - more than $100 US a year :eek:

Carlita
12-20-2005, 01:35 PM
Is there a way to just buy that issue - the October one? Lynn you are right the subscription is like 90 euros - more than $100 US a year :eek:sure there is. Just go to the site and when you click on the subscriber thingie and scroll down you can also see back issues and you can order those :)

I pay about 61 euros a year......the swiss magazine is most expensive (about 75:eek: ) :lol: and TAF is a much better/nicer magazine so it's worth it :D

LaTenista
12-20-2005, 04:45 PM
Thanks Lady_Carlita! I just officially bought something from a Spanish site. Nice to see I'm able to put my language skills to use. :yeah:

13.7 euros but I think it will be worth it as those pics of David are :hearts:

NicoFan
12-20-2005, 04:52 PM
Thanks Lady_Carlita! I just officially bought something from a Spanish site. Nice to see I'm able to put my language skills to use. :yeah:

13.7 euros but I think it will be worth it as those pics of David are :hearts:

Yeay for you! It is worth it. :)

Now I want to get a subscription even though it is expensive. :lol:

Maybe I should go to the casino over the holiday weekend. ;)

RogiFan88
12-20-2005, 06:34 PM
Guys, check out the Andreev thread "Igor and Marat" for a nice pic of them w David at an FC Valencia match! ;)

alisia
12-20-2005, 08:27 PM
:eek: Very nice indeed David in leather! Oops did I really say that out loud?

Everyone have a great xmas.

*Ljubica*
12-21-2005, 06:36 AM
Thanks for telling us about the photo - it's lovely :) And here it is!

reiko
12-25-2005, 03:07 PM
Hi everyone!

Just dropping by to post this small interview. Please excuse me if already posted.



http://es.groups.yahoo.com/group/TenisIberoamericano/message/2704

Entrevista con David Ferrer
Por Menchi Abrisqueta


Tras la conferencia de prensa brindada por varios tenistas en la Academia Tennisval en el CT Saladar, entrevistamos al valenciano David Ferrer.

T.I. David, después del año tan fabuloso que has hecho, ¿Qué objetivos tienes para el próximo?

D.F. Bueno, la verdad que no intento plantearme ningún objetivo, así que trataré de jugar igual de regular que este año, mantener el mismo nivel y luego dar el máximo e intentar hacer lo mismo que he hecho este año o un poco mas o menos, no se.

T.I. De tu entrenador dicen que además de ser muy bueno, es entrenador de entrenadores, ¿Tú qué crees?

D.F. Hombre para mi es muy bueno, mas que mi entrenador es como un segundo padre, porque llevo muchos años con el y le tengo mucho aprecio. La verdad que yo estoy muy contento con él y espero que él conmigo.

T.I. Otro tema que se comenta, es que hay algo especial en Tennisval, ¿Cuál dirías que es la clave del éxito?

D.F. Ahora mismo creo que la clave del éxito igual está en que hay muy buenos entrenadores, están tanto Altur como Pancho Alvariño, que son dos grandes profesionales y han demostrado que es trabajo de ellos, por eso viene tanta gente buena en primicia y buenos jugadores.

T.I. Contéstame unas preguntitas personales... (Risas)

T.I. Tu plato favorito...

D.F. La paella (Rotundo).

T.I. Una forma de matar el tiempo...

D.F. Ir a Jávea, mi pueblo y estar con los míos.

T.I. Lugar de vacaciones (o ya no te lo pregunto)...

D.F. Jávea, solo Jávea.

T.I. ¿Cómo vas a pasar la Navidad?

D.F. En familia como todo el mundo, en Javea y a disfrutar de mí familia, que no puedo verlos mucho y en estas fechas siempre es bonito e intento pasarlas con ellos.

D.F. Y por último, una sugerencia y espero que lo tengas como objetivo para la temporada que viene……. aunque ya sabes cual es: VALÓRATE MÁS.

D.F.- Vale, vale (risas).

sonia
12-25-2005, 05:14 PM
Thanks Reiko! ;)

RogiFan88
01-08-2006, 06:42 PM
According to Emilio Sanchez in Marca today, he wants to have a fixed doubles pair for Davis Cup...to this end, he's asked Ferrer and Robredo (as well as Lopez and Verdasco) to play doubles together. I believe they already played together in Paris and Cincy, and will play together at the Aussie Open. :yeah: Sanchez also notes that both Ferrer and Robredo have wins over Max Mirnyi, so sounds like he's seriously considering them for the team in the first round tie in Feb.

08.01.2006
"SIN UN DOBLES FIJO, NO PUEDES PEDIR QUE GANEN", DICE
Emilio Sánchez Vicario: "Sería un palo no tener a Nadal en la Davis"
...
¿Se puede ganar sin el manacorí en Bielorrusia?
La suerte del tenis español es que tenemos ocho jugadores que en cualquier momento son susceptibles de ser convocados por su calidad. No debemos olvidar que David Ferrer, Juan Carlos Ferrero y Tommy Robredo están entre los veinte mejores de la ATP. En el caso de Ferrer ya ganó a Max Mirnyi en la moqueta de París. Y Robredo también tiene a su favor los enfrentamientos previos con el número uno bielorruso. La eliminatoria debe tomarse como una gran oportunidad para los que vengan y no han disputado partidos importantes en la competición de la Ensaladera.
...
¿Tiene algún dúo en mente para Bielorrusia?
Bueno, Robredo y Ferrer demostraron el año pasado en Cincinnati que pueden jugar bien. Feli López y Fernando Verdasco son una pareja más asentada porque llevan bastantes partidos a sus espaldas. Éstos dos últimos disputarán juntos el Open de Australia.
http://www.marca.com/edicion/marca/...llo/606643.html

*Ljubica*
01-08-2006, 09:59 PM
Thanks for the news :)

LaTenista
01-08-2006, 11:15 PM
:yeah: I'm all for David finally playing a DC rubber. Thanks for posting Rogifan88.

RogiFan88
01-09-2006, 02:05 AM
You're welcome, guys! It's about time they gave David a real chance to play for his country! Long overdue, imo. ;)

Sue
01-09-2006, 04:27 PM
Agreed !

RogiFan88
01-30-2006, 01:04 PM
Congrats to David on making the Top 10 for the first time in his career! :yeah: (Rafa will be glad of the company. ;) )

alfonsojose
01-30-2006, 01:46 PM
Congrats to Ferrer fans. Top Ten :yeah: Damn it, guys. I'm going to create a thread on GM. I'm not fan of his but i think such a breaktrough deserves it

*Ljubica*
01-30-2006, 05:20 PM
Congrats to Ferrer fans. Top Ten :yeah: Damn it, guys. I'm going to create a thread on GM. I'm not fan of his but i think such a breaktrough deserves it
:hug:

alisia
01-30-2006, 05:54 PM
Unfortunately it seems to be getting bitchy on the gm board regarding whether or not David is worthy of being a top 10 player. :sad:

Eléa
01-30-2006, 09:46 PM
Unfortunately it seems to be getting bitchy on the gm board regarding whether or not David is worthy of being a top 10 player. :sad: :hug: Don't pay too much attention to that, it's always like that on GM, too much stupid people who only like to fight and cause pain to real tennis fans :mad:

Sue
01-30-2006, 09:57 PM
Agreed, WE know David deserves to be up there and thats what counts!

Congratulations David ( and Javier!) - a great achievement.

~EMiLiTA~
01-31-2006, 09:48 AM
screw the ppl on GM! this is well deserved for David...i am so happy for him!! sigue así chico!!! :kiss:

*Ljubica*
01-31-2006, 12:47 PM
:hug: Don't pay too much attention to that, it's always like that on GM, too much stupid people who only like to fight and cause pain to real tennis fans :mad:
Absolutely Elea. Don't listen to the fools on GM alisia - they are just idiots who get their kicks from hurting people.

alisia
02-01-2006, 01:13 PM
This is from the atp site :)

Spain's David Ferrer's consistency has seen him break into the Top 10 for the first time in his career. The Spaniard, who reached the fourth round at the Australian Open, has performed particularly impressively on all surfaces at the ATP Masters Series events over the last twelve months, reaching the semifinals in Miami (hardcourt), Rome (clay) and the quarterfinals in Madrid (indoors) and Paris (indoors). He was also a quarterfinalist at Roland Garros last year, losing to eventual champion Rafael Nadal. The Spaniard's remarkable improvement is manifested by the fact that he was ranked only 53rd after the Australian Open last year.

"I'm very happy, because it's something that I never expected to be in the Top 10 of the INDESIT ATP Rankings. In a year I've gone from being No.40 to Top 10 so I'm very proud of myself. I will keep on working and I'm just proud that I'll always be able to say I've been in the Top 10. It was always something that motivated me, but now that I've achieved it, it just gives me more desire to achieve greater things," said Ferrer.

RogiFan88
03-19-2006, 01:38 AM
Don't know if this has been posted already somewhere...it's from the Valencia site

Two More 'Top Ten' Players Confirmed for ATP Valencia Tournament

The Open de Tenis Comunidad Valenciana has confirmed the participation of 2 more top 10 players for its 4th edition which will be held from the 8th to the 16th of April in the Club de Tenis Valencia, namely David Ferrer and Nikolay Davydenko.

Ferrer, the runner-up in last year’s edition entered the ATP’s top 10 ranking last week for the first time in his career.

The 23-year-old from Javea was the number 1 player in the Spanish Davis Cup team that lost 4-1 to Belarus last weekend in Minsk. In fact he won the only match in Spain’s favour.

Competing in Valencia means a lot to this Valencian player. It would be realising one of his biggest dreams and objectives that he has set for himself this season.

"Playing in front of my club, in my city and in front of my people is very important to me. Besides that, not winning last year has really given me more motivation to accomplish it this year.

"Playing the final in front of my family and friends without being able to lift the trophy and dedicate it to them was a huge disappointment for me, even though I was really happy with my efforts."

Ferrer lost to Igor Andreev in 3 sets in the final, which was his best result of 2005. With regards to his being a top 10 player, Ferrer felt that it was like a dream come true even though he did not want to become complaisant or fall into the trap that it was all said and done.

"If I am lucky not to get injured, this just motivates me to continue working hard and to try and win a title."

Ferrer is the second top 10 player to confirm his participation in the Valencian tournament after the announcement three weeks ago that the Argentinean Gaston Gaudio, 2004 French Open champion, would also compete in the first European clay court tournament of this year.

For David himself who has spent the first part of the season competing on hard courts, Valencia will also be his first clay court tournament of 2006.

The Russian Nikolay Davydenko, number 6 in the ATP rankings, has also confirmed his participation in the IV Open de Tenis Comunidad Valenciana.
http://www.open-comunidad-valenciana.com/en/06_ferrer.asp

Sue
03-19-2006, 03:57 PM
Thanks for the article RF- I've not been over to the Valencia site yet.....popping over there now.....

Carlita
03-27-2006, 06:25 PM
Tennis A Fondo April 2006 :)

LaTenista
04-09-2006, 11:08 PM
David is blogging this week for the ATP website.

Here's 1st first blog:

After Miami I went straight to my home in Xavia, 120 kilometers south of Valencia and rested for a couple of days. I just rested and spent some time out with some friends and family in my town. It was nice since it was my birthday this week also. We ate a lot of paella!

Last night, I watched Valencia (football) vs. Celta with some friends. Valencia won 1-0, which is great bacause they are second in the league. And tonight I'll be watching Barcelona vs. Santander.

It is great to be back in Valencia; I really enjoy this tournament, I feel more relaxed and motivated with so many people I know around supporting me.

Today, my coach Javi Piles had me practicing with Alberto Martin at 11am and then again at 2 pm with Igor Andreev, who is also a very close friend of mine, since we practice together a lot.

I hope you enjoy reading my blog this week.

David

:secret: I seriously think Javi might have written this or at least translated it from Spanish to English.

Eléa
04-10-2006, 07:37 AM
:secret: I seriously think Javi might have written this or at least translated it from Spanish to English.That's possible :lol: i remember Javi spoke with me in a pretty good english (not like mine! :p ) anyway, i'm happy David is the blogger of the week, i'm sure we'll learn interesting things ;)

alisia
04-10-2006, 08:51 AM
What I find a bit strange is in Rome during his 1/8 with Martin some bloke fell over in the stands & they were explaining what happened to him in English & he replied in English!

FerrersLinda
04-10-2006, 02:30 PM
What I find a bit strange is in Rome during his 1/8 with Martin some bloke fell over in the stands & they were explaining what happened to him in English & he replied in English!

I think he understands English pretty well and speaks it a little less good. He has a "bery" cute accent. :)

LaTenista
04-17-2006, 05:39 AM
EL TENISTA DAVID FERRER Y LA REGATISTA ASUNCIÓN LIMIÑANA GANADORES DE LOS PREMIOS DEPORTIVOS PROVINCIALES 2005.(11/04/2006)
El acto tuvo lugar en Benidorm y se entregaron premios a ocho categorias diferentes y dos menciones especiales.


La noche del viernes 7 de abril tuvo lugar en el Gran Hotel Bali de Benidorm la entrega de los Premios Deportivos Provinciales 2005, galardones que fueron entregados por el Presidente de la Diputación Provincial, José Joaquín Ripoll. Los premiados fueron: Mejor deportista femenina para Asunción Limiñana Espla (Vela); Mejor Deportista Masculino, David Ferrer (Tenis); el premio al Mejor Deportista Promesa recayo en Carlos Boluda Purkiss Perez (Tenis); el Mejor Deportista Discapacitado es Santiago Sanz Quinto (Atletismo).

El tenista de Jávea, David Ferrer, es el actual número 10 en el ranking mundial elaborado por la Asociación de Tenistas Profesionales (ATP), y promocionará la marca Costa Blanca en las competiciones, torneos y concentraciones a las que acuda el deportista en el presente año.

En la categoría de Mejor Técnico Deportivo el premio recayó en Vicente Pérez Ros, entrenador del Club Voleibol Daya Nueva de Categoría Juvenil Femenina. El Premio al Mejor Club Deportivo de la provincia fue para Patin Alcodiam. El premio al Mejor Club Deportivo Escolar fue para club Deportivo Santa Ana de Alcoy. Como Mejor Escuela Deportiva resultó ganadora las Escuelas Municipales de Alfaz del Pi.

Las menciones especiales fueron para el C.A. Montemar en el 75 aniversario de la creación de este club; y a Santiago Gambín, periodista deportivo de Elche y miembro del jurado de los premios deportivos provinciales en numerosas ocasiones.

It's a bit late for me to attempt a translation of this article, but basically it says David won a prize for being the best male sportsman. Enhorabuena, David. :yeah:

sonia
04-17-2006, 11:29 AM
Thanks La tenista and Lady Carlita!! ;)

LaTenista
04-20-2006, 01:50 PM
:shrug: I don't know if this is accurate or not, but someone posted on David's forum in Spanish that he wrote 'Xavi' on the camera, the name of his nephew that was born last week.

So does anyone know if David's older brother Javier is married? Or is it possible that 'Xavi' is 'Javi' in Valencian? :help:

RogiFan88
04-20-2006, 04:38 PM
Xavi = Javi in Catalan and possibly in Valenciano also. ;)

Xavi pronounced SHavi.

FerrersLinda
04-21-2006, 12:28 AM
:shrug: I don't know if this is accurate or not, but someone posted on David's forum in Spanish that he wrote 'Xavi' on the camera, the name of his nephew that was born last week.


Too cute. :angel:

LaTenista
05-03-2006, 09:38 PM
Website says David is practicing at his usual club this week, getting ready for Rome and Hamburg, with high hopes for Roland Garros.

FerrersLinda
05-06-2006, 07:04 PM
According to the website David is being followed this week(in Rome) by a camera crew from Canal 9's Dossiers program. He can do with the exposure.
David the TV-star. :D

*Ljubica*
06-10-2006, 05:40 PM
David and Tommy Robredo are playing an exhibition in Alicante this coming Thursday, June 15th. It is advertised on his website, but somehow without a date on it :p I got this from Tommy's Forum here:

David Ferrer y Tommy Robredo estarán en Altea


PyN.- Los tenistas David Ferrer y Tommy Robredo jugarán el próximo jueves día 15 de junio, a partir de las 20:30 horas, en el pabellón Garganes, con motivo del I Torneo de Tenis Villa de Altea.

Unos cuarenta niños de entre 7 y 14 años podrán pelotear con ambos tenistas durante una hora antes del partido. Para el evento se habilitará una pista rápida sintética

For anyone that doesn't read Spanish, it merely says they'll play together in a match starting at 8.30pm next Thursday, and before the exhibition a number of children aged between 7 and 14 will have the chance to practice and play with them :)

Sue
06-10-2006, 05:55 PM
Thanks Ros. Wish I was in Alicante!

LaTenista
06-10-2006, 07:16 PM
Is it a indoor carpet court?

Sue
06-10-2006, 07:19 PM
My limited Spanish thinks it says * a fast synthetic court*...but beyond that I'm afraid I don't know....

*Ljubica*
06-11-2006, 06:44 PM
Thanks Ros. Wish I was in Alicante!
Or how about Cullera - wherever that is?

David nos ha pedido que los que seguís día a día su web seáis los primeros en enteraros. El próximo 24 de julio en el Club de Tenis Cullera tendrá lugar uno de los mejores partidos de exhibición que se puede ver hoy en día sobre tierra batida: David Ferrer Vs Rafa Nadal. Magnífica oportunidad para presenciar a estos dos cracks juntos. Poco a poco iremos desvelando los detalles de este partido en la web así como regalando alguna entrada para que podáis ver a Ferru en vivo

David has requested specifically that those of you who support him and visit his Website, are the first to hear about this. On 24th July in the Tennis Club of Cullera, one of the best exhibition matches that it is possible to see nowadays on a clay court will take place. David Ferrer against Rafa Nadal. This is a magnificent opportunity to be there to see these two great players together. Little by little we will be keeping you up to date with the details of this match via this Website, as well as giving some details so that you can go and see David live.

Sorry for quick translation. I am assuming people can buy tickets via the website before they are available to the general public - but it's a bit unclear - or maybe my Spanish just sucks!!!!

LaTenista
06-11-2006, 06:48 PM
Cullera is a beach town near Valencia - my vLove spent a few days there last month.

*Ljubica*
06-11-2006, 06:50 PM
Cullera is a beach town near Valencia - my vLove spent a few days there last month.
Thanks :) Can't you get him to go back there and take you with him for a romantic weekend that happens to coincide with 24th July!?

LaTenista
06-11-2006, 06:53 PM
Thanks :) Can't you get him to go back there and take you with him for a romantic weekend that happens to coincide with 24th July!?

I wish, but he's heading off to the Dominican Republic at the end of the month for 2-3 weeks. I think the timing conflicts with WTA Cincinnati though. :rolleyes:

*Ljubica*
06-11-2006, 06:58 PM
I wish, but he's heading off to the Dominican Republic at the end of the month for 2-3 weeks. I think the timing conflicts with WTA Cincinnati though. :rolleyes:
Well if I had a straight choice between Javi (I mean David :o ) and WTA Cininnati - there would be no contest!!!!!

alisia
06-11-2006, 07:05 PM
I will try & pursuade my boyfriend when he comes home tonight that he really does want a long weekend in Valencia!! He said he wanted to go abit back when we could decide between Valencia & Barclona. Plus we can get cheap flights to Valencia.

LaTenista
06-11-2006, 08:06 PM
Well if I had a straight choice between Javi (I mean David :o ) and WTA Cininnati - there would be no contest!!!!!

Yeah, well, I can go to WTA Cincinnati without taking any time off work - as you know us Americans get very little holiday time. :(

*Ljubica*
06-11-2006, 08:29 PM
Yeah, well, I can go to WTA Cincinnati without taking any time off work - as you know us Americans get very little holiday time. :(
Yes - I know - that sucks :sad: And the Valencia weekend sounds great alisia :) I am almost certainly going to Stuttgart the week before - so sadly it is out of the question for me. Must admit the timing of this 24th July thing makes it look like David has no intention of playing ether Kitzbuehel or Umag that week :confused:

Sue
06-11-2006, 09:40 PM
24th July is almost my birthday.....hmmm....now wonder what would be the PERFCET birthday trip for me ?


;-)

*Ljubica*
06-12-2006, 10:03 AM
24th July is almost my birthday.....hmmm....now wonder what would be the PERFCET birthday trip for me ?


;-)
How about a nice trip to Stuttgart to meet up with me and Elea :angel: And then you could go to the exhibition afterwards!

Eléa
06-12-2006, 10:15 AM
I agree with Rosie for Stuttgart, i will miss you Sue :hug:

Must admit the timing of this 24th July thing makes it look like David has no intention of playing ether Kitzbuehel or Umag that week :confused: David will play in Umag that week ;)

*Ljubica*
06-12-2006, 10:18 AM
I agree with Rosie for Stuttgart, i will miss you Sue :hug:

David will play in Umag that week ;)
Yes - yes - yes :banana: I do not much like Kitzbuehel - I always wanted to go to Umag!!!!! Maybe I will go there after Stuttgart!!! That has cheered me up enormously!!!!

Eléa
06-12-2006, 10:42 AM
i'm happy to see you so happy Rosie! :lol:
i will be pleased to go to Umag but Gaston will play at Kitzbuhel so... :rolleyes: no need to explain more... :p

*Ljubica*
06-12-2006, 11:04 AM
i'm happy to see you so happy Rosie! :lol:
i will be pleased to go to Umag but Gaston will play at Kitzbuhel so... :rolleyes: no need to explain more... :p
Well Kitzbuehel is a beautiful place - but let's just say there is someone who regularly goes there that I would rather not see :devil: - and it makes me feel uncomfortable :sad: She will also be in Stuttgart - but one week I can stand - more than that I would go crazy!

But - one question - I had a look at the Umag website and the Players' List there seems to be from last year - I don't think this year's Enry List will be publshed until later this week. So are you SURE that David will be there?

Sue
06-12-2006, 12:20 PM
How about a nice trip to Stuttgart to meet up with me and Elea :angel: And then you could go to the exhibition afterwards!


Sigh............I wish Ros.............I wish...........I am feeling terrible right now because the car I had to buy to replace my old one just broke down this morning and I had to be towed to a garage( again).......no car and no money.....I'm SO fed up .

:-((((((((((((((((

Sue
06-12-2006, 12:22 PM
I agree with Rosie for Stuttgart, i will miss you Sue :hug:

David will play in Umag that week ;)


Will miss you too mi amiga...but I know you will have a lovely time...and will tell me all about it....and with pictures of course! ;-)

Eléa
06-12-2006, 12:26 PM
But - one question - I had a look at the Umag website and the Players' List there seems to be from last year - I don't think this year's Enry List will be publshed until later this week. So are you SURE that David will be there? ... no... not sure, i just believe :rolleyes:
You're right, it seems to be the last year entry list on the website :sad: You'll have to wait the official one to be sure.. like me for Gaston in Kitzbuhel in fact :o

*Ljubica*
06-12-2006, 02:39 PM
Sigh............I wish Ros.............I wish...........I am feeling terrible right now because the car I had to buy to replace my old one just broke down this morning and I had to be towed to a garage( again).......no car and no money.....I'm SO fed up .

:-((((((((((((((((
:hug: Poor Sue - I hate car trouble - hope it gets sorted soon. I am OK apart from the heat - it's 35 C here and seems the entire tube system in London has ground to a halt because the signals can't cope with the heat or something :rolleyes: Hope you feel better soon.

And Eléa - you carry on believing girl :)

Eléa
06-12-2006, 03:09 PM
:awww: Sue, i missed what you said about your car! it's so sad :sad: i'm really sorry for you :hug:

LaTenista
06-12-2006, 08:22 PM
Sigh............I wish Ros.............I wish...........I am feeling terrible right now because the car I had to buy to replace my old one just broke down this morning and I had to be towed to a garage( again).......no car and no money.....I'm SO fed up .

:-((((((((((((((((

:hug: Poor Sue. My vLove has been having serious problems with his car too, I think he´s spent about 2000 euros fixing it and it´s still not right. :eek:

Sue
06-12-2006, 10:20 PM
Thanks so much for your kind words about my car......just waiting to hear what the garage says.....sigh.

Looking forward to my first day at the Liverpool tourny tomorrow! Hope the good weather holds and I won't forgot to take my camera for the pics I've promised Eléa and Isa!

FerrersLinda
06-12-2006, 10:44 PM
Have a great time at the Liverpool tourny Sue!

RogiFan88
06-13-2006, 02:00 AM
Sigh............I wish Ros.............I wish...........I am feeling terrible right now because the car I had to buy to replace my old one just broke down this morning and I had to be towed to a garage( again).......no car and no money.....I'm SO fed up .

:-((((((((((((((((

Sue, what a drag, I know what that's like [and that's why I got rid of my car so I don't have one now].

Hope you don't faint in the heat in Liverpool [or is it that hot there, so far N?].

Sue
06-13-2006, 08:13 AM
Its hot here too RF- but I'm a sun-lover and cope well in the heat.....anyway not as hot as Barcelona....just hoping I don't faint at the sight of the ever-lovely Vinny....
;-))))))))

*Ljubica*
06-13-2006, 10:51 AM
Thanks so much for your kind words about my car......just waiting to hear what the garage says.....sigh.

Looking forward to my first day at the Liverpool tourny tomorrow! Hope the good weather holds and I won't forgot to take my camera for the pics I've promised Eléa and Isa!
:sobbing: What about my pics of Vinnay :sobbing: Please don't forget!

Sue
06-14-2006, 10:44 PM
Sorry Ros- didn't see Vinny at ALL yesterday. BUT - I DO know which hotel he's staying at- so I'll see what I can do for you................
;-)

*Ljubica*
06-15-2006, 12:13 PM
Sorry Ros- didn't see Vinny at ALL yesterday. BUT - I DO know which hotel he's staying at- so I'll see what I can do for you................
;-)
It's OK - I already know where he's staying :angel: - but I was too shy to turn up without an invitation!!!!

Sue
06-15-2006, 10:50 PM
But he's expecting you!

;-))))))))))))))))))))))))

*Ljubica*
06-16-2006, 12:07 PM
But he's expecting you!

;-))))))))))))))))))))))))
It doesn't hurt to keep a guy waiting..........."treat 'em mean and keep 'em keen" is my motto :angel:

FerrersLinda
06-21-2006, 04:47 PM
Found this on David's website:

David ha estado preparando a conciencia su participación en Wimbledon. Según su preparador físico y amigo David Andrés (con el que aparece en la foto) "Ferru se encuentra en un buen momento tanto físico como mental, el trabajo ha sido duro y él ha respondido como siempre con un gran esfuerzo".
Ferru también nos ha dicho "que entrenar con David Andres lo hace todo más fácil y que es uno de los mejores en su profesión".

Basically it says(quick translation), that David has been preparing for Wimbledon with his physical coach and friend David Andres.(David and David the dynamical duo ;) )
Ferru is in good fisical and mental condition at the moment, his training has been hard but as always he has put a lot of effort in it. Ferru also told us that training with David Andres makes everything easier and he is one of the best in at this job.

I just want to say one thing: David lay of the sleeveless shirts, please! :scared:

*Ljubica*
09-03-2006, 11:14 AM
Well guess this doesn't come as news to many of us, as it was kind of expected - but David has been named in the Spanish DC squad for the tie aganst Italy http://www.lavanguardia.es/gen/20060903/51281719188/noticias/nadal-robredo-ferrer-y-verdasco-jugaran-contra-italia-sanchez-vicario-grupo-mundial-fernando-verdasco-tommy-robredo-david-ferrer-rafael-nadal-york.html

I am not a DC fan myself but I know this will make David pleased and proud so I am happy for him. The other Team members will be Nadal, Robredo and Verdasco. As yet, the Captain says he hasn't finally decided who will be the second singles' player, or what the doubles' pairing will be as they have so many options to choose from, but he says that Tommy Robredo is almost certain to be one half of the doubles' team.

alisia
09-03-2006, 12:35 PM
Well guess this doesn't come as news to many of us, as it was kind of expected - but David has been named in the Spanish DC squad for the tie aganst Italy http://www.lavanguardia.es/gen/20060903/51281719188/noticias/nadal-robredo-ferrer-y-verdasco-jugaran-contra-italia-sanchez-vicario-grupo-mundial-fernando-verdasco-tommy-robredo-david-ferrer-rafael-nadal-york.html

I am not a DC fan myself but I know this will make David pleased and proud so I am happy for him. The other Team members will be Nadal, Robredo and Verdasco. As yet, the Captain says he hasn't finally decided who will be the second singles' player, or what the doubles' pairing will be as they have so many options to choose from, but he says that Tommy Robredo is almost certain to be one half of the doubles' team.

Hopefully Verdasco will play doubles with Tommy because I don't fancy the muppet boys even taking Davis Cup seriously :D

alisia
10-09-2006, 06:49 PM
This is from the ATP site

Masters Cup Contender Ferrer Advances

Fourth-seeded David Ferrer, in contention for one of the six remaining qualifying berths for Tennis Masters Cup Shanghai, advanced to the second round of the If Stockholm Open on Monday.

Ferrer made it three career wins out of three against Andreas Seppi of Italy with a 6-1, 6-4 win in one hour and 18 minutes. Ferrer currently No. 12 in the INDESIT ATP 2006 Race and a winner of one ATP title in Stuttgart this year improves his ATP-level match record to 39-22. He will play either Spanish compatriot Feliciano Lopez or Juan Monaco in the second round.

Carlita
11-16-2006, 03:18 PM
Is David with Fer and friends in Valencia 16-18 November?

15/11/2006 David Ferrer: El Campeonato de España "es diferente"


http://www.tenispain.com/tenispain/noticias/index.php?id=2008&pg=

LaTenista
11-16-2006, 05:36 PM
It seems the official dinner was last night, on Nando's birthday :D

Carlita
11-19-2006, 11:47 AM
18 de Noviembre del 2006 http://www.rfet.es/imagenes/pixel01.gif EL RCT BARCELONA SE PROCLAMA CAMPEON DE ESPAÑA POR EQUIPOS MASCULINOS

http://www.rfet.es/imagenes/pixel01.gif

El RCT Barcelona se ha proclamado campeón de España absoluto por equipos masculinos tras vencer en la final al CT Valencia celebrada esta tarde en las instalaciones del CT Valencia.

El resultado final ha sido de 5 a 4 para el Club catalán, tras disputarse todos los individuales y, al empatar a tres, han tenido que llegar a los partidos de dobles.

De esta forma el club anfitrión, el CT Valencia, no ha podido así revalidar su título conseguido el año pasado también celebrado en las pistas del tenis Valeriano.

En cuanto al cuadro por el descenso de categoría, el CT Chamartin ha conseguido mantener la categoría tras su victoria ante el CT de la Salut. El club madrileño ha vencido por idéntico resultado (5-4) que en la final del cuadro final al CT de la Salut.

El Campeonato de España Absoluto por Equipos Masculinos se ha venido celebrando en el CT Valencia desde el pasado jueves 16 durante tres días consecutivos –incluida la cancelación de parte de la jornada del viernes por las desfavorables condiciones metereológicas.

En esta edición este Campeonato ha tenido como cabezas de serie a RCT Barcelona, CT Valencia, CT Barcino y CT Tarragona, y han completado el cuadro el Club Cercle Sabadellés, CT Chamartín, CT “La Salut” y RCT Zaragoza.

Todos los resultados del Torneo y los cuadros finales se encuentran disponibles en la web de la Real Federación Española de Tenis www.rfet.es

no they didn't defend their title :awww:

Sue
11-19-2006, 01:06 PM
Thats a shame- thanks for the news Sjoukje.

~EMiLiTA~
11-26-2006, 11:04 AM
i think u guys already know about this, judging by the pics thread, but i've translated this article into English below

David Ferrer nombrado Hijo Predilecto de Xabia

El Ayuntamiento de Xabia, Alicante, tomo la decisión unánime de declarar Hijo Predilecto de la Villa a David Ferrer.

Es la primera vez que se da esta distinción en Xabia. El alcalde, Eduardo Monfort, y el concejal de Deportes, José Francisco Erades, recibieron a la familia del deportista en el Ayuntamiento para hacer oficial el nombramiento.

El alcalde reseñó que este un premio “al esfuerzo personal y también al apoyo de toda una familia” y quiso remarcar la importancia que tiene contar con un deportista como en la villa, “todos nos sentimos un poco propietarios de esta figura del deporte”, dijo.

La madre de David, Pilar Ern, muy orgullosa y emocionada, dijo que es además un “gran honor para la familia”

El reconocimiento se hizo oficial en un pleno extraordinario celebrado el 24 de noviembre y durante una cena en el conocido restaurante Carrasco, recibió la medalla de oro y el pergamino que le acredita como Hijo Predilecto, en la que estuvo rodeado de todos los suyos, familia, amigos, entrenadores,…

David Ferrer se merece esta distinción, porque además de ser un gran tenista es una gran persona. David pasea el nombre de Xabia por donde va con gran orgullo.

Hace poco nos contestaba así de tajante, sin dudar un segundo.

¿Un sitio para ir de vacaciones?

"XABI "

Tu plato preferido? "¡LA PAELLA !"

¡Muchas muchisimas felicidades, DAVID!

"Ganar torneos le produce gran satisfacción, pero hoy estoy con la gente que más quiero. Para mi es un gran orgullo llevar el nombre de Xàbia por todo el mundo. Ser hijo predilecto de mi pueblo es un honor y un orgullo; es lo más grande que me ha pasado en mi vida”

Así respondió David a los elogios y al cariño de las autoridades y vecinos de Xabia, durante el acto oficial de la proclamación de Hijo predilecto del que destacaron su calidad humana, constancia, esfuerzo y sacrificio.

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David Ferrer named honorary citizen of Xabia

The town council of Xabia, Alicante unanimously declared David Ferrer the honorary citizen of Xabia.

This is the first time the award has been given in Xabia. The mayor, Eduardo Monfort, and the councillor of Sports, José Francisco Erades, hosted the player's family at the town square to present the award.

The mayor stated it was a prize for personal effort and also for the support from the whole family, and highlighted the importance of having such a sportsman in the town, "we all feel we own a little bit of this sportsman", he said.

A ver proud and emotional David's mother, Pilar Ern, said it was also "a great honour for the family".

The award was presented on November 24 and during a dinner at the well-known restaurant Carrasco, where he received a gold medal and a scroll declaring him an Honorary Citizen. He was surrounded by all his loved ones - family, friends, coaches..

David Ferrer deserves this distinction because apart from being a great tennis player, he is also a great person. Wherever he goes, he is always proud of Xabia.

He recently responded in an interview without a moment's hesitation:

- "Where do you spend your holidays?"

"XABI"

- "What's your favourite food?"

"PAELLA!"

Many many congratulations, David!!

"Winning tournaments gives you a great satisfaction, but today I'm with the people I love the most. For me, it's a big honour to represent Xàbia all around the world. To be the honorary citizen of my town is an honour and gives me great pride; it's the best thing that's happened to me in my whole life".

Such was David's response to the praise and affection of the authorities and residents of Xàbia, during the official proceedings which highlighted his human quality, perseverence, effort and sacrifice.

Sue
11-27-2006, 10:32 PM
Thanks Emilita! :-))))))))

FerrersLinda
11-28-2006, 03:27 PM
Thanks Emilita!

alisia
11-29-2006, 07:34 PM
Ferrer Confirmed For Heineken Open

25/11/2006
NZPA

Spanish tennis player David Ferrer has confirmed his entry for the Heineken Open in Auckland from January 8-13.

Ferrer, who has a world ranking of 14 and has been as high as No 10, will return to Auckland for his second appearance at the ASB Tennis Centre giving the event four players ranked inside the top-20.

The Valencia resident broke into top-10 rankings for first time following a personal-best fourth round effort at the Australian Open beating Mario Ancic.

"David is a super consistent competitor and a quality player who adds great depth to the tournament," Heineken Open tournament director Graham Pearce said.

Already confirmed for the tournament are world No 7 Tommy Robredo of Spain, Mario Ancic from Croatia, the current No 9, Jarkko Nieminen of Finland who is ranked at 15, former world No 1, Juan Carlos Ferrero, of Spain at No 23 and rising Spanish star Nicolas Almagro.

FerrersLinda
11-29-2006, 07:38 PM
Ferrer Confirmed For Heineken Open

25/11/2006
NZPA

Spanish tennis player David Ferrer has confirmed his entry for the Heineken Open in Auckland from January 8-13.

Ferrer, who has a world ranking of 14 and has been as high as No 10, will return to Auckland for his second appearance at the ASB Tennis Centre giving the event four players ranked inside the top-20.

The Valencia resident broke into top-10 rankings for first time following a personal-best fourth round effort at the Australian Open beating Mario Ancic.

"David is a super consistent competitor and a quality player who adds great depth to the tournament," Heineken Open tournament director Graham Pearce said.

Already confirmed for the tournament are world No 7 Tommy Robredo of Spain, Mario Ancic from Croatia, the current No 9, Jarkko Nieminen of Finland who is ranked at 15, former world No 1, Juan Carlos Ferrero, of Spain at No 23 and rising Spanish star Nicolas Almagro.

Good news, can't wait for the season to start. Things are pretty boring without tennis. Hopefully I'll be able to watch the Davis Cup finale. With my luck I'm gonna say the Gods of television programming will treat me to the World Series of Poker instead.:sad:

alisia
11-29-2006, 07:40 PM
Good news, can't wait for the season to start. Things are pretty boring without tennis. Hopefully I'll be able to watch the Davis Cup finale. With my luck I'm gonna say the Gods of television programming will treat me to the World Series of Poker instead.:sad:

What I want to know is how come when I went to Auckland he didn't play :mad: but then again he would only have been about 19 at the time :o

That's the only good thing about being off work ill I get to see the Russian sex god:drool: on Friday :cool:

Sue
11-30-2006, 09:12 AM
Yay! Tennis news! I'm suffering withdrawl I'm afraid.....need to SEE some tennis! Preferably David of course. Wonder if a box of Baileys truffles will help stave off my pain.........?

FerrersLinda
11-30-2006, 11:46 AM
Yay! Tennis news! I'm suffering withdrawl I'm afraid.....need to SEE some tennis! Preferably David of course. Wonder if a box of Baileys truffles will help stave off my pain.........?

If they work, could you please send me a box or two? Thanks.:awww:

Sue
11-30-2006, 10:03 PM
Consider it done........

alisia
12-04-2006, 12:32 PM
01/12/2006 El PMD confirma la presencia de Robredo y Ferrero en el Masters tras caerse Nadal

El Master Nacional de Tenis, que se celebrará en Granada los días 15, 16 y 17 de diciembre contará, según acaba de informar el Patronato Municipal de Deportes, con la presencia de Tommy Robredo (número 6 del mundo y segundo mejor español en el ranking ATP tras Rafael Nadal), David Ferrer (número 14) y Juan Carlos Ferrero (23 del mundo) que, entre otros, ya han confirmado su presencia en la cita granadina, que vio ayer cómo se caía de la lista de participantes el número 2 del mundo, el manacorí Rafael Nadal, que se había convertido en la principal atracción de la convocatoria.

De este modo, según informan desde el PMD, el Masters Nacional contará con 5 de los mejores 35 tenistas del ranking mundial. al confirmar también su presencia Nicolás Almagro (32) y Fernando Verdasco (35). Además, el Master de Granada tendrá en pista a Rubén Ramírez (número 56 del mundo) y Alberto Martín (61). El invitado por la Federación podría ser Albert Montañés (85) o Feliciano López (82).

Desde el PMD han asegurado que el torneo "contará con una calidad de participantes que puede superar algunos ATP".

Este torneo oficial, en el que el vencedor conseguirá la Copa del Rey, tiene a todos sus jugadores participantes entre los cien primeros del mundo y dos de ellos entre los 15 mejores del ranking internacional. Además de Nadal, también estará ausente Carlos Moyá, quien ya anunció al inicio de la temporada que sólo disputaría determinados torneos y exhibiciones, y que renunciaba a jugar incluso hasta en la Copa Davis.

*Ljubica*
12-05-2006, 09:57 AM
Here is a link to an article that says David won the "Fair Play" award at a Spanish Awards ceremony. Haribo Boy was player of the year :)

http://elmundodeporte.elmundo.es/elmundodeporte/2006/12/04/tenis/1165235694.html

RogiFan88
12-05-2006, 05:49 PM
Yes, I saw that article too, Rosie!

Congratulations to David and Tommy! Nice to see they've been recognized!

FerrersLinda
12-29-2006, 12:55 AM
David signed with Lotto. So now more skin-tights for us, I mean him.:sad:

DAVID FIRMA CON LOTTO!!

David ha firmado un contrato para los proximos tres años con la prestigiosa marca Italiana Lotto. El fichaje de David por Lotto es un paso más en su carrera deportiva. Ferru nos ha dicho que "es importante que las marcas te apoyen y agradezco mucho la colaboración tanto de Lotto como de Diadora estos ultimos años". Enhorabuena a David y a Lotto!!

DAVID SIGNS WITH LOTTO

David has signed a contract for the next three years with the prestigious Italian brand Lotto. Being contracted by Lotto is another step in his sport career. Ferru told us that "it is important to have the help of a brand and he appreciates this collaboration as much as he has appreciated Diadora the past years. Congratulations David and Lotto!!

alisia
12-29-2006, 10:42 AM
David signed with Lotto. So now more skin-tights for us, I mean him.:sad:

DAVID FIRMA CON LOTTO!!

David ha firmado un contrato para los proximos tres años con la prestigiosa marca Italiana Lotto. El fichaje de David por Lotto es un paso más en su carrera deportiva. Ferru nos ha dicho que "es importante que las marcas te apoyen y agradezco mucho la colaboración tanto de Lotto como de Diadora estos ultimos años". Enhorabuena a David y a Lotto!!

DAVID SIGNS WITH LOTTO

David has signed a contract for the next three years with the prestigious Italian brand Lotto. Being contracted by Lotto is another step in his sport career. Ferru told us that "it is important to have the help of a brand and he appreciates this collaboration as much as he has appreciated Diadora the past years. Congratulations David and Lotto!!

Noooooooooo :sad: I blame Ferrero

FerrersLinda
12-29-2006, 01:31 PM
Noooooooooo :sad: I blame Ferrero

I can tell you're as happy as I am about the new deal.:sad:

alisia
12-29-2006, 02:07 PM
I can tell you're as happy as I am about the new deal.:sad:

No I am not :mad: Unless Lotto make him a nice tight shirt to wear like for Indian Wells :devil:

FerrersLinda
12-29-2006, 03:56 PM
No I am not :mad: Unless Lotto make him a nice tight shirt to wear like for Indian Wells :devil:

How about the complete 2007 season? Do you think we should set up a meeting with the Lotto-design-team on *cough* his behalf?:devil:

alisia
12-29-2006, 06:43 PM
This could be what he's wearing next year :tape: Wasn't Hrbaty's little pink number done by Lotto :scared:

FerrersLinda
12-29-2006, 07:06 PM
This could be what he's wearing next year :tape: Wasn't Hrbaty's little pink number done by Lotto :scared:

:yawn:

And yes Hrbaty's shredded shirt was 'designed' by Lotto.:eek:

Sue
12-31-2006, 02:13 PM
Noooooooo! Only just seen this.....sigh..no more of our favourite shirts? Damn.
Lotto better come up with some hot designs for our boy !

Carlita
01-03-2007, 07:38 PM
Some scans from TAF :)

will add more in a bit :lol:

FerrersLinda
01-03-2007, 07:46 PM
Some scans from TAF :)

will add more in a bit :lol:

Thanks Sjoukje!:)

Isn't it lovely the Spanish tennisplayers share everything? Including Feli's hair-iron.:p

Carlita
01-03-2007, 08:07 PM
Thanks Sjoukje!:)

Isn't it lovely the Spanish tennisplayers share everything? Including Feli's hair-iron.:p:sobbing:

from the same magazine:

next month a questionaire with David :) So girls, get your questions in :)

alisia
01-03-2007, 08:11 PM
Oh my you can imagine what kind of questions Linda will ask :devil:

FerrersLinda
01-04-2007, 07:49 PM
:sobbing:

from the same magazine:

next month a questionaire with David :) So girls, get your questions in :)

Thank you Sjoukje:worship:

Oh my you can imagine what kind of questions Linda will ask :devil:

:devil:
I vaguely recall us wanting to know something about his underwear last year.:scratch:

*Ljubica*
01-08-2007, 07:46 AM
Found this on the Gaudio Forum :)

http://www.stuff.co.nz/print/3922059a1823.html

Ferrer outlasts Gaudio in 2½ hour clash

Spaniard David Ferrer left the ASB Tennis Centre here today pleased with his fitness after a long first-round triumph over Gaston Gaudio, of Argentina.

Ferrer, the world No 15 and third seed, beat the former French Open champion 5-7 6-3 6-2 after 2½ hours on court.

It took Gaudio 71 minutes to take the first set from Ferrer after breaking serve in the final game of the set, but Ferrer won the second set courtesy of two service breaks and looked comfortable throughout the final set.

Ferrer said striking Gaudio at his first match for the year was tough but he thought he might have been fitter than his opponent.

"When I play with him it's a tough match. He was again very good and he's a very strong player," Ferrer said.

"He had more chances (in the first set) but in the second and third, physically I was maybe better than him."

Gaudio appeared to get frustrated in the final set and Ferrer said he was pleased with his own temperament.

"I played very regular all the match, maybe a little bit casual in the first set but it's normal with players. Sometimes we're a bit crazy."

Ferrer said he would take confidence from his victory but it would have limited relevance to his second round match against Italian Daniele Bracciali, a 6-3 6-2 winner over Gilles Simon, of France, today.

"Bracciali is a different player to Gaston, he plays more serve and volley and it will be a different match."

Ferrer, who has been in the top 15 of the world for the past two years, said his ranking did not concern him much.

"For me I have to play match to match. These two years I have played good tennis and I am happy but now it is different and more difficult so I want to play match to match."

Carlita
01-25-2007, 07:15 PM
Tennis A Fondo, February 2007:)

alisia
01-25-2007, 07:18 PM
Thank you Sjoukje

FerrersLinda
01-25-2007, 07:23 PM
Thanks Sjoukje, I'll read it later and maybe if the girls are nice to me translate but I'm in between angry phonecalls atm.

FerrersLinda
01-25-2007, 10:21 PM
Page 1 and a bit from the article Sjoukje posted.

MIGUEL LUQUE
Hi David. I saw you play at the Malaga Masters this year and your speed surprised me a lot. Did it take a lot of effort to make the step form junior to professional? How did you win your first ATP points? Good luck this season! Of course it was difficult to make the step, it’s the most difficult step because all the players are very solid and fast and sometimes you can’t even win 1 point. I won my first points at Costa Naranja in Valencia, now this is a Futures tournament. This was in 2000 when I was 17. Thanks for your support!

ROCIO BENAVENT
Hi David! I hope everything will you really well this year! Surely you’ll make your dreams come true. You’re the best. First of all thank you for your support and I’ll try to make my dreams come true. But it’s not easy every year the players become better and it seems more difficult.

FRAN QUILES
Hi, I’m a big fan of all the Spanish tennis players, happy 2007! It’s great you like tennis and especially the Spanish players, because when we play at home we like to feel your support.

JAVIER MORON Hey, David. How are you? I’ve been curious to ask a professional tennis player if he’s had problems with other players because of envy or something similar? My best wishes for the Australian Open. I’m sure you’ll play great. A hug. Probably there are these problems, but at the moment there’s a really good vibe between the Spanish players and we always watch each others matches and support each other.

M. ANGELES FERNANDEZ Hello David. Congratulations on your win in Stuttgart, it was incredible and I wish you an even better year with better results. Another thing. What kind of physical training does a tennis player do daily? Do you train many hours a day? I train a lot more in the pre-season than when I’m playing a tournament but about 2 and a half hours of physical training plus 2 tennis sessions a day. But it also depends from day to day on what we feel I need. Thanks for your support.

MARIA CAMARA Hi David! To me you are one of the best tennis players, I love how you play and you’ve got a great physic! How many hours a day do you train? Do you train your arms more than your legs? I hope you’ll have some great results this year, because you deserve them! Kisses! Thanks! I do a lot of weight training in the preseason. The rest of the season I spend a little less time but my tennis depends a lot on me feeling good physically.

INAKI PENA-MANSO Before anything else I wanna congratulate you on your victory over Acasuso in Stuttgart. At what tension do you string your racquets? What are your goals for 2007? Come on, champion! And good luck! 23 kilo and I never set goals, I try to take everything step by step and I’ll see where I finish at the end of this year. I don’t like to put pressure on myself. Thank you for your support Inaki!

SERGIO MEJIA Hi David. First of all congratulations on last year and I wanna wish you good luck for the next tournaments. Could you recommend me a racquet as I can’t decide between a few. Hi. Obviously the Prince 03 white or the Babolat Pure drive of 300 gram, but it depends a bit on your age or whether you weigh more than 50 kilos.

ALVARO LLAGUNES Hi David! First I want to congratulate you and hope that you’ll continue this way. Now for my question. Can we repeat the Davis Cup win in 2004? Hope you’ll be in the team against Switzerland. Bye. Thanks...I think we could but we have to have a bit of luck with the draw because it influences the surface we have to play on. Sometimes we have to play on surfaces we’ve never played on.

CRISTINA GOMEZ. Hi David. I saw you this year in Barcelona and had my photo taken with you and you signed it. I’d like to know: how many hours do you train a day? And how many racquets do you use per match? How long do your strings last? Lots of luck in 2007! In the preseason I train about 5 hours and during the tournaments when I’m not playing 3 hours daily. If I do play that day I only warm up to prepare for the match. Racquets? If I don’t break any, two or three, depends on whether I lose string tension. The stringing lasts about a set and a half.

alisia
01-25-2007, 10:26 PM
Who wants to know what he has his rackets strung at? Your right we could have asked a lot more interesting quesions :o

Sue
01-25-2007, 10:27 PM
Thanks for the article......but I have to say that between us, we Ferrer Chicas could have come up with a LOT more interesting questions those! ;)

Sue
01-25-2007, 10:28 PM
LOL Ali- we posted the same thing at the same time.......great minds huh?

FerrersLinda
01-25-2007, 10:28 PM
Who wants to know what he has his rackets strung at? Your right we could have asked a lot more interesting quesions :o

Thanks for the article......but I have to say that between us, we Ferrer Chicas could have come up with a LOT more interesting questions those! ;)

Word.:angel:

LaTenista
01-25-2007, 11:28 PM
Thanks Linda. :worship:

FerrersLinda
01-26-2007, 03:14 AM
Ok, let it be known I have no social life.:sad: Here's part two of the questionnaire with David. Some more interesting questions this time but nothing really exciting.:)

JORGE BLANCO Hi David I wish you a happy 2007 and may you keep winning titles. I have some problems with my backhand and I’d like to ask you what’s the secret to a hard and precise backhand. Happy new year to Jorge too! I can tell you that when I started as a player the same thing happened to me and to better it I had to hit the ball more on top. Which helped but you have to know very well where you start and finish hitting the ball. In addition, you have to always hit the ball in the right spot. Practice and push the ball.

FIDEL RAMON Hi Ferrer. What do you think your chances are of reaching the top 10 next season and playing the Masters Cup in Shangai? Of course I would like to be able to go to Shangai this year! But you have to have a very stable season and be lucky not to get any injuries. And getting into the top 10 is very difficult, you have to win many matches on all surfaces and if you don’t play well on one of them it drains your possibilities. Furthermore, you have to understand that there are always new players that surprise you and move ahead of you.

ALEX MARTINEZ David, dude, there is only one thing I want to tell you, you’re a machine! (Ok, I’m not completely sure about this one, literally it says you are made like a machine.) Thanks! You too, for sure.

ALVARO CAMPO. Hello David! Could you tell me what your trick is to having had a season this fantastic as you have had. Could you also tell me whether you have some kind of habit before you play a match? The truth is I’m not a person that has many habits before I go out on the court. About your other question, tricks are for Copperfield, I just try to fight for every ball. When you enter the court you have to try and leave your nerves outside but even for me this is sometimes difficult.

JUDITH ESTEVE Hi David. For a while now I’ve believed in your qualities, but I believe you still miss a good run at a Grand Slam. Do you think so too? Good luck with this. For me performing well at the Grand Slams is not easy. Lots of different influence this. Like when you win a match in five sets, most of the time the next day your body is broken and some times you can’t recuperate well from these matches and it’s very hard for me. Furthermore the players are all very good and a match can get away from you when you think you have it won.

PEDRO CASSADESSUS Great 2007 David! I would like to know what playing Davis Cup means to you. I think you are one of the players that needs no discussing. The truth is that playing Davis Cup is the best thing that can happen for a Spaniard. I love it when the people go crazy, it’s a special feeling. Because you don’t just play for yourself but for the country.....cool!

SILVIA GIL I read in a magazine you read many books during the season. What is the last book you read and did you like it? I’m a 17 year old girl and I like fiction books. What would you recommend? I’d love to read something recommended by my favorite tennis player! The last I read was ‘Todo bajo el cielo’ by Matilde Asensi. You’ll see, you’ll like it.

VERONICA SANCHES. Hi David! I take it you are in Australia now. I know your are always traveling to play, but I’d like to know which place you would like to visit on your holiday or to stay and live. Good luck! There is no place like home. Because we travel a lot, we appreciate what we have at home more. There are very few places like Spain. I like living in Javea and when I stop I’ll live there.

JUAN GONZALEZ Hi David! I saw you at the last Master Nacional and I laughed when they announced you. “Calentura=Fever/hothead”* But who gave you that name? It was nothing but a joke of the players, I think it’s because of the way I get worked up on the court and sometimes over nothing.

MARTA NAVARRO. Hi David! I’m Marta a Asturian girl and a fan of yours. I know you like tennis but I imagine that people like you who love sport also watch other sports. Which other sport do you like? Are you fan of one particular team or athlete? Hi Marta, you are right, almost all the players like watching other sports when they can. I personally like basketball and like the majority of players I like football a lot. If I have to choose one team it has to be Barca! I’m a big fan, the only down side is that with my schedule and traveling I can’t see all matches.

SUSANA LOPEZ Hi David! I’m a big fan of you valenciana. Many times when I hear you in interviews you say nice things about your land/region and that is something I admire. I think it’s important to remember your roots when you are away from them. I would like to know, have you always lived and trained there? Hello Susana, you are so right, I love Javia and the whole of valenciana. The more you travel, the more you love to go home... I’ve lived the majority of my live in this region. Except for some years when I moved to Barcelona to go to the Federacion Catalana de Tenis. I have also lived in Gandia, Valencia. It is a region I like a lot.


*Calentura in CR means something far more naughty, but I won't tell you what.:)

*Ljubica*
01-26-2007, 10:47 AM
Thanks Linda :hug: Wonder if "calentura" means the same in CR as it does in some other South American countries :aplot: I guess it does!!!

alisia
01-26-2007, 10:52 AM
I want to know what it means

FerrersLinda
01-26-2007, 12:52 PM
Thanks Linda :hug: Wonder if "calentura" means the same in CR as it does in some other South American countries :aplot: I guess it does!!!

I think it probably does.:cool:

I want to know what it means

Use your imagination woman.

*Ljubica*
01-26-2007, 01:38 PM
I think it probably does.:cool:



Use your imagination woman.

Asking Ali to use her imagination is a very bad thing :p :lol:

FerrersLinda
01-26-2007, 01:43 PM
Asking Ali to use her imagination is a very bad thing :p :lol:

:tape:

alisia
01-26-2007, 01:44 PM
Asking Ali to use her imagination is a very bad thing :p :lol:

:sad: I'm not that bad :sad: Do you really want me to use my imagination? Ok I've used it but David cannot be that bad can he :devil:

LaTenista
01-27-2007, 02:26 AM
:haha: You chicas are getting quite worked up, not unlike some Spaniard we know. ;)

FerrersLinda
01-27-2007, 07:35 AM
:sad: I'm not that bad :sad: Do you really want me to use my imagination? Ok I've used it but David cannot be that bad can he :devil:

What do you mean bad? It's a good thing in some cases.:devil:

:haha: You chicas are getting quite worked up, not unlike some Spaniard we know. ;)

:fiery:

alisia
01-27-2007, 12:20 PM
What do you mean bad? It's a good thing in some cases.:devil:

:fiery:


:speakles:

We're talking about David here, somehow I just cannot imagine him being bad he looks too innocent :o but then again they say look out for the quiet ones :devil:

RogiFan88
02-07-2007, 03:32 AM
Hmm... I saw the Spanish DC team on SUI [French] news this afternoon. They only showed Rafa talking, nobody else. Funny thing was, I'm sure David was showing a baseball bat during the press conf... :lol: Still wondering about that... any photos fr the press conf??

RogiFan88
04-07-2007, 02:56 PM
Didn't see a Valencia thread, so posting article here...

Valencia
La Armada contra el argentino Chela
Ferrer, Ferrero, Almagro y Verdasco son los favoritos españoles para la quinta edición del torneo
FERNANDO MIÑANA/ VALENCIA

Vuelve el Open y vuelve la tierra. Porque el torneo de la Comunitat Valenciana es el punto de partida de un tramo del año que discurre sobre el polvo de ladrillo y que concluye dentro de ocho semanas en París, Roland Garros, uno de los santuarios del tenis.

El torneo de Juan Carlos Ferrero –es su propietario– alcanza su quinta edición en un año que se presume de transición. El cartel es parecido al de ejercicios anteriores, aunque se echa en falta alguna estrella de la talla de Rafa Nadal, Gustavo Kuerten o Marat Safin. Pero alrededor de las pistas ya se comienza a hablar de un salto cualitativo. Se espera que el torneo ascienda de categoría dentro de un año, alcanzando un estatus superior. Esto, lógicamente, implica la llegada de jugadores más potentes.

Pero eso es el futuro y el Club de Tenis Valencia ya se ha vestido elegantemente para albergar el V Open de la Comunitat Valenciana a partir del lunes, aunque este fin de semana ya se habrá servido el entrante de la previa.

La nómina de favoritos está prácticamente copada por tenistas españoles. Aunque hay una excepción, el argentino Juan Ignacio Chela, presumible cabeza de serie número 3. Así, el principal favorito será, si el jet-lag lo permite, el valenciano David Ferrer. El único problema es que el de Xàbia disputa la Copa Davis este fin de semana en Estados Unidos, en el estado de Carolina del Norte, y probablemente, dejando el viaje al margen, la transición de una pista exageradamente veloz a una de cámara lenta como la del CT Valencia se antoja complicada.

Mucho más preparado estará Juan Carlos Ferrero, que aún no se ha instalado en la élite pura y dura, pero que ya se encuentra en la parte noble del ranking. El de Ontinyent lleva varios días entrenándose en el escenario de la competición y su tenis ha vuelto a ser notable este año.

Los cuatro campeones
Tampoco conviene perder de vista a dos tenistas que ya han levantado el plato de cerámica en el CT Valencia. Por un lado, Nicolás Almagro, el agresivo tenista murciano que defiende su corona y que en Valencia inició una racha de triunfos imponente. Por otro, Fernando Verdasco, un madrileño que siempre ha dicho que se encuentra muy a gusto en estas pistas.

La organización ha logrado reunir a sus cuatro campeones, ya que además de Ferrero (2003), Verdasco (2004) y Almagro (2006) estará Igor Andreev (2005). El ruso afincado en Valencia jugará gracias a una de las invitaciones que reparte el torneo, ya que una grave lesión le ha tenido apartado de las pistas durante ocho o nueve meses y eso ha provocado su hundimiento en el ranking ATP.

Buena trayectoria de Chela
Pero los favoritos no serán únicamente los españoles. Al frente de los extranjeros aparece Juan Ignacio Chela. El bonaerense lleva una excelente trayectoria este año, proclamándose campeón en Acapulco, alcanzando las semifinales en Costa Do Sauipe, y los cuartos en Auckland, Miami, Indian Wells y Buenos Aires. En total acumula 20 victorias y seis derrotas.

En una segunda fila se encuentran otros jugadores extranjeros con posibilidades, como el caso del estilista francés Gilles Simon, finalista en la pasada edición, el alemán Florian Mayer, el italiano Filippo Volandri, el francés Paul-Henri Mathieu y el ecuatoriano Nicolás Lapentti.

La lucha no se sintetiza únicamente entre españoles y extranjeros, también habrá que ver si alguno de los cuatro campeones son capaces de convertirse en el primer tenista que alcanza el título por segunda vez.
http://www.lasprovincias.es/valencia/prensa/20070407/deportes/armada-contra-argentino-chela_20070407.html

FerrersLinda
04-07-2007, 03:22 PM
Thanks RF!

RogiFan88
04-07-2007, 03:25 PM
I think that Sanchez is really screwing David in this DC QF, putting him on hold in case they want to play him tomorrow... meanwhile, jeopardizing his chances of winning his home title, Valencia, as he would be arriving LATE, jet-lagged, no clay practice... ridiculous! :rolleyes:

FerrersLinda
04-07-2007, 03:28 PM
I think that Sanchez is really screwing David in this DC QF, putting him on hold in case they want to play him tomorrow... meanwhile, jeopardizing his chances of winning his home title, Valencia, as he would be arriving LATE, jet-lagged, no clay practice... ridiculous! :rolleyes:

All of this is true, but I doubt David will look at it that way. Being the teamplayer, patriot he is. It's a shame though to bring a player like Ferrer to a tie like this and leave him on the bench.:rolleyes:

Sue
04-07-2007, 06:05 PM
All of this is true, but I doubt David will look at it that way. Being the teamplayer, patriot he is. It's a shame though to bring a player like Ferrer to a tie like this and leave him on the bench.:rolleyes:

Its a damn shame.

~EMiLiTA~
04-08-2007, 03:32 AM
You guys probably already know about this...but here is an article about David's injury (which is one of the reasons he didn't play DC). He has a contracture in his back which he felt on Friday and again yesterday during training. He said it shouldn't affect Valencia or the clay season..

David Ferrer sufre una contractura en la espalda

08/04/07 03:00 h. David Ferrer explicó que sufre “una contractura en la espalda, según me ha comentado el doctor. No es nada serio, pero hay que esperar a ver cómo evoluciona”. El jugador alicantino sintió un dolor tras un saque en los entrenamientos del viernes, y ayer se resintió mientras calentaba.

El alicantino no participó en los individuales de la jornada inicial y tampoco estaba previsto inicialmente su concurso en los dobles de ayer.

Aunque no salte a la pista durante toda la eliminatoria de cuartos de final que se está disputando en Winston-Salem, David Ferrer aseguró que no ve en peligro su presencia en la gira de tierra batida, que debería empezar ya la próxima semana pues figura en la lista de inscritos del ATP de la Comunidad Valencia, cuya fase previa comenzó ayer a disputarse en el CT Valencia.

RogiFan88
04-08-2007, 02:56 PM
OK didn't know that David is injured. (Sorry for previous rant) ;)

Feel free to move this article to a Valencia thread...

Singles Preview: Ferrer, Ferrero Set First Round Tests

Top-seeded Spaniard David Ferrer will begin his European clay-court campaign with a first round clash against Daniele Bracciali of Italy at the V Open de Tenis Comunidad Valenciana. VAMOS!

Ferrer, who is currently No. 16 in the ATP Rankings, has a 2-0-career record against Bracciali – including one meeting en route to the Auckland title in January.

The 25-year-old Ferrer is appearing at his hometown event for fifth consecutive year. His best result came in 2005 when he finished runner-up to Russian Igor Andreev in the final.

Ferrer's second-seeded compatriot Juan Carlos Ferrero (pictured), who clinched the 2003 title (d. C. Rochus), challenges 18-year-old Latvian Ernests Gulbis.

Ferrero has reached the Costa do Sauipe final (l. to Canas) and was beaten Acapulco semifinals so far this year. He has an 11-7 match record.

Gulbis, currently No. 87 in the ATP Rankings, has won two titles on the ATP Challenger Circuit at Besancon and Sarajevo this season.

Defending champion Nicolas Almagro returns to the scene of his maiden ATP title last year (d. Simon) at No. 31 in the ATP Rankings.

Having battled through the qualifying competition to the title in 2006, the 21-year-old is the third seed this time around.

Almagro will play Jan Hajek of the Czech Republic in the first round.

Fourth-seeded Fernando Verdasco will look to repeat his 2006 triumph against Italian Potito Starace first up. Verdasco beat the Italian 6-3, 7-6(4) in the second round last year.

Verdasco is currently 6-9 for the season, but always performs well in Valencia. The 23-year-old captured his only ATP title at the event in 2004 (d. Montanes) and has since lost in the 2005 quarterfinals and 2006 semifinals.

Last year’s beaten finalist Gilles Simon, the No. 5 seed from France, will look to make it two wins out of two against Russian Teimuraz Gabashvili in the first round.

Simon clinched his first career ATP title in Marseille (d. Baghdatis) two months ago and is currently No. 39 in the ATP Rankings.

Sixth-seeded German Florian Mayer has been drawn against Spanish wild card Santiago Ventura. Mayer won their only previous meeting in the 2005 Wimbledon first round.

Italian Filippo Volandri, the No. 7 seed, will look to record only his second ATP-level win of the season against 2005 champion Igor Andreev, a wild card entrant.

Andreev beat Volandri 0-6, 6-1, 6-3 in the 2005 Palermo final. The Russian, who reached a career-high No. 24 in the ATP Rankings (April 3, 2006), is now placed No. 235 after undergoing left knee surgery last year.

Meanwhile, eighth-seeded Spaniard Guillermo Garcia-Lopez challenges fast-rising Evgeny Korolev of Russia in the first round. Two places separate the pair in the ATP Rankings – Garcia-Lopez is No. 64, while 18-year-old Korolev is No. 66.

http://www.open-comunidad-valenciana...es_preview.asp

FerrersLinda
04-08-2007, 03:25 PM
Okay thanks guys for the articles but .......... I don't know about this 'injury'. Nowhere on Davids official site does it say, including his own blog, that he's injured.:shrug:

LaTenista
04-08-2007, 03:33 PM
It makes sense though. He wasn't out practicing with the rest of the team yesterday.

Sue
04-08-2007, 05:21 PM
Well, an injury would make me less angry about him not playing DC, but more worried about Valencia etc......maybe we'll wait to see what he says in his diary....

anna10
04-08-2007, 10:18 PM
Well, an injury would make me less angry about him not playing DC, but more worried about Valencia etc......maybe we'll wait to see what he says in his diary....
Yes, I'm more concerned about the long-term impact of this, but still doesn't make complete sense about this week-end as it seems the problem only first started bothering him Friday, after the line-up and draw. But the commentators here also indicated he'd been struggling on the court all week in practice, so maybe Robredo and Verdasco did seem the best options.

LaTenista
04-10-2007, 12:17 AM
Saturday, April 7, 2007
Spain's Davis Cup team could have used the No. 2 player in the world

By John Delong
JOURNAL COLUMNIST


Mr. Rafael Nadal
Somewhere relaxing
Manacor, Mallorca, Spain

Dear Rafa,

Greetings from Winston-Salem, N.C., where the United States won both singles rubbers yesterday to take a 2-0 lead over your Spanish Davis Cup teammates in the quarterfinal tie you decided to pull out of last week.

Just writing to say we all wish you were here.

Sorry you couldn't make it.

But thanks, anyway.

Really and sincerely, thank you so much. Thank you for being the No. 2 player in the world and helping sell the tickets and making it the largest crowd at a Davis Cup tie in the U.S. in the last 17 years. They announced a sellout of 14,453, and outside of some empty seats in the top few rows of one section in the upper deck, that was pretty close to accurate.

Thank you so much for going to the Wimbledon final last year and scaring the Americans into picking an indoor hardcourt and coming here instead of heading elsewhere to play on grass again, as they usually do in these situations. The only other time the U.S. has played a home tie against Spain on anything other than grass, Clark Graebner was playing Juan Gisbert in 1968.

Thanks for losing to James Blake in the past on various hardcourts so that the decision to come to Winston-Salem was even easier. Nobody would like Blake's odds against you on grass, but here at Joel Coliseum on an indoor hardcourt, a win was feasible.

Thank you for beating Andy Roddick so badly in Indian Wells that this tie got hyped as the biggest tie on American soil since, oh, maybe 1992 when the U.S. beat Switzerland to win the Davis Cup in Fort Worth. That's why fans from 48 states were here, according to ticket order forms, even when you weren't.

Thanks for giving everyone here several weeks of electric anticipation before you made it public that you weren't coming, regardless of when you knew you were going to rest up for the clay-court season. Shattered dreams are better than no dreams, at least here in Winston-Salem.

And those who want to see the U.S. win its first Davis Cup since 1995 pass along their thanks for not showing up, because this one is over and the U.S. is on to the semifinals as soon as the Bryan brothers take care of business in doubles this afternoon.

Make no mistake, Rafa, most of the people who bought up all the tickets within two weeks were hoping to see you come to Winston-Salem. Even the biggest diehard American tennis fans, including the Net Heads, wanted to see you up close and personal. You've got that rock-star icon aura, Rafa. The folks around here are used to seeing low-key, laid-back, no-charisma athletes like Tim Duncan, not you. On the court, you're still not Roger Federer, but off it you're John, Paul, George and Ringo all rolled into one, and you know it.

And make no mistake, most of the people here don't really hold it against you for not coming even if this foot injury stuff still sounds really dubious. They know the deal. They know you've got the clay-court season to get ready for, and they understand that if you were ever going to skip a Davis Cup tie, now's the time - in April, on an indoor hardcourt surface that the Americans doctored perfectly to their liking, in a year when the draw plays out so badly that Spain wouldn't have had that great a chance of winning the Davis Cup anyway.

They know that the Davis Cup format is drawing criticism from all over, and they understand that maybe it will be good for all in the long run if you and Federer and other top players eventually force the International Tennis Federation to come up with a feasible format alternative.

Hey, the weather turned really cold here yesterday, so a lot of folks in Winston-Salem would have rather been on a sunny beach on your beautiful island, too. Mallorca in the spring, with your sore feet propped up - truly, Rafa, nobody would begrudge you that if they really thought about it.

You did miss some pretty good stuff, though.

You missed Blake playing with great emotion and regaining his confidence and routing your teammate Tommy Robredo, who as you know has a terrible Davis Cup record and probably wouldn't have been here had you shown up.

You missed a passionate news conference afterward as Blake talked about his family and how he considered his teammates brothers and how strong the bond is among the U.S. team, how committed they are to winning the Davis Cup this year. Blake said some nice things about you, by the way. Wished you were here, but understood why you weren't.

You missed seeing Fernando Verdasco jump out to a 5-2 lead in the first set against Roddick, only to see Roddick roar back for an easy and emphatic straight-sets win.

And you missed having a good smoke with David Ferrer back near the loading dock. Ferrer didn't play yesterday, and he took at least two smoking breaks while Robredo and Verdasco were getting stomped inside by Americans with healthy feet.

Which leads to another thing you probably need to know in case you ever come to Winston-Salem some day.

Winston-Salem is an old tobacco town. Winston and Salem, smoke 'em if you got em. This is not the American town that is known for its witches. That's Salem, Mass. When your teammates got here they were under the mistaken impression that this place was haunted, and that apparently made them a little spooked.

We're not haunted.

We're just sad you're not here.

But we say thanks, anyway.

• John Delong can be reached at jdelong@wsjournal.com.

FerrersLinda
04-10-2007, 03:05 AM
Little hard on Rafa, who I believe has been and actually is a teamplayer.:awww:

alisia
04-10-2007, 10:22 AM
Nothing worse than a gloating American :mad: I agree thou it was a bit harsh on Rafa & why pick on David :confused:

anna10
04-10-2007, 11:20 AM
Nothing worse than a gloating American :mad: I agree thou it was a bit harsh on Rafa & why pick on David :confused:
So true, and imagine living surrounded by them. I guess right now it's a blessing there aren't tennis fans in my office.

I saw the article a few days ago, and while not a Rafa-fan in the least, also thought it was hard on him. I enjoy Davis Cup, have a great deal of respect for those who make it a regular part of their season, but in the end, the players are the ones knowing what's best for their professional careers and that's what should come first.

FerrersLinda
04-10-2007, 02:58 PM
Nothing worse than a gloating American :mad: I agree thou it was a bit harsh on Rafa & why pick on David :confused:

So true, and imagine living surrounded by them. I guess right now it's a blessing there aren't tennis fans in my office.

I saw the article a few days ago, and while not a Rafa-fan in the least, also thought it was hard on him. I enjoy Davis Cup, have a great deal of respect for those who make it a regular part of their season, but in the end, the players are the ones knowing what's best for their professional careers and that's what should come first.

Mr. Delong is a bit of an a******.:mad:
Never mind, real tennis fans (from all over the world, including Americans :wavey: Isa and Anna) know better.:)

And damn you Mr. Delong......no picking on my baby.:mad:

alisia
04-10-2007, 03:25 PM
Mr. Delong is a bit of an a******.:mad:
Never mind, real tennis fans (from all over the world, including Americans :wavey: Isa and Anna) know better.:)

And damn you Mr. Delong......no picking on my baby.:mad:

Go get him girl :D

Sue
04-10-2007, 07:29 PM
Woah.....does he have issues or what? Like Rafa's the first player ever to not turn up at a tourny? Get a life man!

Sue
04-11-2007, 09:56 AM
With apologies to Ali for mentioning Liverpool again......

http://www.liverpooltennis.co.uk/tournament_news/article.asp?article=37

FerrersLinda
04-15-2007, 08:31 PM
From Tommy Robredo's blog on the ATP website:

Today I practiced with David Ferrer for an hour, then watched some of the Formula 1 race and i had a practice with rafa in the afternoon before to get to the hotel for a shower and a massage with ivan ( is david ferrer and myself physio for this week and hopefully for the future but now he is under exam ... jejeje).

At the moment we are following the TV show '24' with Kiefer Sutherland. a friend of mine made a present to me six months ago and it was the first edition of 24, but i didnt startto watch that till indian wells) and right now after a month, I am on the fifth season !!!

this 24 show is like an addiction to chocolate, as you start waching then you cant stop!!! even my coach watched a chapter in miami in an apparment that we rented there and after that he didnt let me watch a chapter without him. then at davis cup fernando gave the first season to David Ferrer and he got crazy about that as well..after dinner every night David was going to his own room to see it and pepo and javi piles were coming to my room. i recomend you all to watch it!!!! its so good!

Hey Tommy if Ivan doesn't pass the test/exam I'm currently available to take his place.:devil: The things I have to do for David.:rolleyes:

alisia
04-15-2007, 08:39 PM
From Tommy Robredo's blog on the ATP website:

Today I practiced with David Ferrer for an hour, then watched some of the Formula 1 race and i had a practice with rafa in the afternoon before to get to the hotel for a shower and a massage with ivan ( is david ferrer and myself physio for this week and hopefully for the future but now he is under exam ... jejeje).

At the moment we are following the TV show '24' with Kiefer Sutherland. a friend of mine made a present to me six months ago and it was the first edition of 24, but i didnt startto watch that till indian wells) and right now after a month, I am on the fifth season !!!

this 24 show is like an addiction to chocolate, as you start waching then you cant stop!!! even my coach watched a chapter in miami in an apparment that we rented there and after that he didnt let me watch a chapter without him. then at davis cup fernando gave the first season to David Ferrer and he got crazy about that as well..after dinner every night David was going to his own room to see it and pepo and javi piles were coming to my room. i recomend you all to watch it!!!! its so good!

Hey Tommy if Ivan doesn't pass the test/exam I'm currently available to take his place.:devil: The things I have to do for David.:rolleyes:

:awww: Isn't love grand :devil:

LaTenista
04-15-2007, 08:44 PM
:lol: What is it with men and 24?

alisia
04-15-2007, 08:45 PM
:lol: What is it with men and 24?

Tell me about it my boy loves it :rolleyes: myself I gave up after the second series

FerrersLinda
04-15-2007, 08:47 PM
:awww: Isn't love grand :devil:

Maybe Tommy will grow on me.:awww: Oh that sounded so wrong.:eek:

:lol: What is it with men and 24?

Don't know.:shrug:

*Ljubica*
04-15-2007, 08:49 PM
:awww: Isn't love grand :devil:

:awww: It's sweet!!!

LaTenista
04-15-2007, 08:50 PM
Maybe Tommy will grow on me.:awww: Oh that sounded so wrong.:eek:

:speakles: If you start liking Tommy I'll be all alone. :sad:

alisia
04-15-2007, 08:52 PM
Maybe Tommy will grow on me.:awww: Oh that sounded so wrong.:eek:

Don't know.:shrug:

I knew you would see the light eventually :lol:

FerrersLinda
04-15-2007, 08:52 PM
:awww: It's sweet!!!

:awww:

:speakles: If you start liking Tommy I'll be all alone. :sad:

I wouldn't worry to much Isa.:)

FerrersLinda
04-15-2007, 08:54 PM
I knew you would see the light eventually :lol:

It's still very dark here. Staring at my cleavage hasn't particularly helped his cause.:mad:

LaTenista
04-15-2007, 08:57 PM
:hug: I think Tommy might have ogled me at Cincy last year but I tried to block it out of my mind.

FerrersLinda
04-15-2007, 09:02 PM
:hug: I think Tommy might have ogled me at Cincy last year but I tried to block it out of my mind.

Tommy does a lot of ogling.:scared: Maybe we should start a support group for women ogled by Tommy?

LaTenista
04-15-2007, 09:07 PM
I hope this year in Cincy David practices with Fer instead of Tommy.

So now we know what Fer & David were talking about at DC. :rolleyes:

*Ljubica*
04-15-2007, 09:08 PM
Tommy does a lot of ogling.:scared: Maybe we should start a support group for women ogled by Tommy?

Some of us would enjoy it :devil:

FerrersLinda
04-15-2007, 09:13 PM
I hope this year in Cincy David practices with Fer instead of Tommy.

So now we know what Fer & David were talking about at DC. :rolleyes:

Tommy and David seem to have fun together so I say let them play together. At least one of them has the looks.:D

Some of us would enjoy it :devil:

So I've heard.:lol:

anna10
04-15-2007, 11:32 PM
I love 24, even if I am a couple of seasons behind thanks to them having big four-hour debuts just as the Australian Open begins; I was excited to read during IW that Chucho is addicted to it, glad to know David has the same good taste.

alisia
04-20-2007, 07:34 PM
Federer reaches milestone in Monte Carlo
Fri 20 Apr, 04:47 PM

MONTE CARLO (Reuters) - World number one Roger Federer sped into the Monte Carlo Masters Series semi-finals when he thrashed Spaniard David Ferrer to clinch his 500th professional victory on Friday.

The Swiss, who has never dropped a set against the claycourt specialist in their six encounters, won 6-4 6-0 and will meet 2003 French Open champion Juan Carlos Ferrero for a place in Sunday's final.

The Spaniard ended Frenchman Richard Gasquet's run in the principality with a 5-7 7-5 6-2 victory.

Gasquet started brightly but ran out of gas by the end of the second set as Ferrero outplayed him with powerful groundstrokes from the baseline.

He clinched victory in two hours 26 minutes on his first match point.

Federer wasted no time in defeating Ferrer.
Following two exchanges of breaks, Federer stepped up a gear and broke decisively in the ninth game when Ferrer sent a forehand wide.

The second set was a mere formality for the Swiss, who wrapped up the win in 58 minutes.

"I just felt like it was easy to keep the ball in play. It was easy to play aggressive. And usually that always happens against the best players. David is a very good player from my point of view," Federer told reporters.

RogiFan88
09-12-2007, 08:45 PM
Piles: "Lo peor es la espera antes del partido"
07 de Septiembre de 2007, 03:40pm ET

Nueva York (Estados Unidos), 7 sep (EFE).- Javier Piles es el entrenador de David Ferrer desde hace nueve años aunque nunca ha disfrutado de una situación como la que tiene ante sí en Nueva York, donde el tenista español está a orillas de entrar en la final del Abierto de Estados Unidos, el último Grand Slam del curso.

La situación es nueva para ellos. A pesar de que hace tiempo que forman parte de la nobleza del circuito y de que un puñado de títulos forman parte del palmarés del jugador.

"Lo peor es la espera hasta que llega el partido. Intentamos llevar las mismas rutinas que siempre, pero estamos deseando empezar a jugar el partido. Cuanto menos tiempo haya para pensar, mejor, porque así no da tiempo a ponernos tensos", reconoció el preparador del semifinalista del Abierto de Estados Unidos.

Piles se pone a soñar. Ferrer puede superar al serbio Novak Djokovic y estar en la final. "Yo creo que se puede soñar por la final. Si no es ahora será antes o después. Está en un gran momento y va a más. Está muy seguro. Siendo positivo creo que será un partido abierto. David sabe que no sale como favorito y ante esas adversidades se crece. Físicamente está muy bien", destacó.

Javier Piles es que el mejor conoce a David Ferrer. El hombre que más horas comparte con el tenista español. Sabe que su jugador tiene talento y destaca la transformación que sufre en la pista. La diferencia entre el David fuera de la cancha y el que juega.

"Fuera de la pista no parece que confíe en sí mismo. Parece que sea el último en darse cuenta de lo gran jugador que es. Se levanta y cree que va a perder los partidos. Pero luego se transforma", dijo Piles, que subrayó la "humildad que el alicantino refleja fuera de la cancha".

"Es humilde pero eso le viene muy bien. Es una cosa positiva para el día a día y para superarse", recalcó su entrenador, que reconoce que estar en semifinales "es una sorpresa muy grande".

"la clave es que está jugando como si fuera un torneo más, como si fuera una semana más del circuito. Eso está bien. David está tranquilo, más de lo que yo mismo pensaba ante una situación como esta", concluyó el entrenador del semifinalista español en el Abierto de Estados Unidos. EFE
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http://www.univision.com/contentroot/wirefeeds/30deportes/mas/tenis/7242062.html

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David Ferrer: La sorprendente soledad del campeón
07 de Septiembre de 2007, 03:23pm ET
Santiago Aparicio

Nueva York (Estados Unidos), 7 sep (EFE).- La soledad del vestuario de jugadores, que padece un progresivo vacío a medida que avanza un torneo como consecuencia del regreso a casa de los eliminados, llamó la atención del español David Ferrer, uno de los cuatro aspirantes que quedan en el Centro Nacional de Tenis Billie Jean King de Nueva York que aún aspiran a conquistar el último Grand Slam del curso.

Hace tiempo que el tenista nacido hace veinticinco años en Jávea, en Alicante, forma parte de la elite del circuito. Pero es un novato en circunstancias como la que disfruta ahora en la ciudad de los rascacielos.

La mayoría de las raquetas ha vuelto a casa. Ya no hay jugadores españoles. Si acaso, algún retirado, como Arantxa Sánchez o Conchita Martínez, enfrascados en el espectacular torneo de veteranos.

Ferrer transita con tranquilidad por la zona de jugadores del club en compañía de su inseparable entrenador Javier Piles, con el que lleva toda la vida. Está centrado en el gran momento de su vida, la posibilidad de alcanzar la final de un Grand Slam. No ha cambiado sus costumbres en vísperas del duelo con el serbio Novak Djokovic. Y lo único que le ha llamado la atención es la soledad del vestuario.

"Desde siempre me llenaba de curiosidad como vivirían Roger Federer o Rafa (Nadal) los días previos a una final o a un momento como este. Y lo que me ha llamado la atención es el vacío del vestuario. Los primeros días hay mucho bullicio, mucha gente. Poco a poco se van marchando. Y ahora es que estás solo, estás tirado. Eso es lo que más me ha llamado la atención de todo esto. Eso y estar yo en las semifinales", comentó Ferrer. La soledad del campeón.

Ferrer transmite buenas sensaciones por todas partes. Está distante aún de la repercusión de sus paisanos. Del ruido de Rafael Nadal o el carisma de Carlos Moyá o, incluso, Juan Carlos Ferrero.

"Aún no soy consciente de lo que ha pasado. Está ocurriendo muy rápido todo. Impresiona porque todo es nuevo para ti. Intento asimilarlo. Yo entiendo que se de más bola a Rafa o a Carlos (Moyá) o Juan Carlos (Ferrero), han sido números uno del mundo. Pero casi prefiero que mi vida no cambie", asumió el alicantino.

Ferrer espera a Djokovic, el tenista llamado a reemplazar en el futuro al suizo Roger Federer y asaltar el cetro de Rafael Nadal.

"Es un partido complicado. Tendré que estar preparado física y mentalmente. De los partidos anteriores con él recuerdo los dos últimos. Ganamos uno cada uno pero en ambos sufrí mucho", explicó Ferrer.

"Djokovic es espectacular. Lo que tiene además es que se estira muy bien. Es un jugador muy elástico", dijo el tenista español, que aún no quiere compararle con Roger Federer.

"Federer es muy grande. El más grande. ¿Por qué?. Lo hace todo bien y en cualquier superficie. Pasa por encima del resto, de los nuevos que llegan. Es el mejor de todos los tiempos de largo. No se si superará a Sampras en títulos. Pero en cualquier caso, sin duda, es mejor de lo que fue el americano", afirmó el tenista español, del que Moyá dijo que si se lo cree, la semifinal está al cincuenta por ciento.

"Es importante que alguien diga eso de ti. Sobre todo si es una referencia como lo es él para mí. Creo que tengo mis opciones y voy a pelear por ello", añadió Ferrer. EFE
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FerrersLinda
09-12-2007, 08:52 PM
Thanks!

RogiFan88
09-24-2007, 04:18 AM
:wavey: Un articulo sobre Ferru en espanol! (Jeje!) ;)

«Espero seguir arriba un tiempo»
El tenista alicantino regresa de Nueva York como número ocho del mundo «Quiero llegar cuanto antes a Jávea para saborearlo y compartirlo con mi gente»
J. F. MILLÁN / P. ROJAS/ALICANTE

http://www.laverdad.es/alicante/prensa/fotos/200709/11/043D2ALIP1_1.jpg
AGOTADO. David Ferrer, a su llegada al aeropuerto de Manises. / L. P.

El jet-lag es democrático, meticuloso, puñetero y global. No respeta ni al octavo mejor tenista del planeta. David Ferrer está en la cima, pero sigue sin mirar por encima del hombro. Trabajador infatigable, disfruta ahora de los frutos bien sembrados a lo largo de los años. Él dice que no ha cambiado nada, seguro que es verdad, pero en los próximos torneos su nombre irá ligado a la parte de alta de los cuadros como cabeza de serie.

«Estoy muy contento, muy satisfecho tanto de mi papel en el Abierto de Estados Unidos como de la temporada que llevo en general. Es difícil alcanzar el top-ten y espero estar ahí un tiempo», aseguró.

El tenista alicantino que ya entró en la selecta lista de los diez mejores tenistas del mundo al alcanzar el 10º puesto el 30 de enero del 2006, ha vuelto a la misma año y medio después gracias a su actuación en Nueva York, que le ha aupado a la octava plaza.

«Ahora tengo ganas de descansar, de llegar a Jávea y disfrutarlo con mi familia, con mis amigos. Cuando pasen unos días seré consciente de la verdadera dimensión que ha tenido esto para todos. Pero no me cansaré de repetir que yo no he cambiado nada. No sé cuál ha sido la clave. He seguido trabajando con el mismo interés que el primer día, solo que ahora acompañan los resultados», insiste David.

Quizá sea ese el secreto: el empeño sin desfallecimiento. Costa Blanca apostó por él hace unos años y su logotipo se ha paseado por la Athur Ashe de Flushing Meadows como premio. «Le estoy muy agradecido a Joaquín Ripoll, él me apoyó desde el principio y también es responsable de los resultados. El tenis alicantino goza de buena salud», reconoce el de Jávea.

'Futbolero'

David Ferrer desvela que una de las cosas que más le gusta hacer para desconectar es «jugar al fútbol en mi pueblo con (Juan Carlos) Ferrero y mis amigos», y agrega: «Hay mucha rivalidad y se libera mucha adrenalina».

La Copa Masters de Sanghai le espera. Los ocho primeros de la clasificación mundial se disputan el último torneo de la temporada en noviembre. «Llego en un gran momento, además, sobre pista rápida. Esto es alucinante y nadie puede estropeármelo». Enhorabuena.
http://www.laverdad.es/alicante/prensa/20070911/deportes_alicante/espero-seguir-arriba-tiempo_20070911.html

RogiFan88
09-24-2007, 04:20 AM
Tras los pasos de los dos Manolos
El alicantino David Ferrer se quedó a un paso de emular a los dos únicos españoles que han ganado el Open USA Carlos Moyá (1998) y Juan Carlos Ferrero (2003) también fueron semifinalistas
JUAN ANTONIO CALVO/ALBACETE

CAMPEÓN. Manolo Santana, a la derecha, junto al americano Pasarell a finales de los sesenta. / AP

LOS DOS TÍTULOS
Manolo Santana

1965: Venció al sudafricano Cliff Drysdale por 6-2, 7-9, 7-5 y 6-1.

Manolo Orantes

1975: Venció al estadounidense Jimmy Connors por 6-4, 6-3 y 6-3

No pudo ser. El alicantino David ferrer se quedó en las mismísimas puertas de jugar la final del Open USA aunque nadie le va a quitar haber firmado el mejor año de su vida tenística y acabar 2007 como el octavo jugador del mundo. A sus 25 años, el jugador de Xábia plantó cara al serbio Novak Djorovic y cayó con todo honor dejando una estela de buen tenis en un abarrotado Flushing Meadows y ganándose la simpatía de los aficionados neoyorquinos que están deseando que salga alguien capaz de acabar con la tiranía del suizo Roger Fererer.

Seguro que en su viaje de vuelta, David Ferrer debió pegar un repaso a sus recuerdos tenísticos y debió rememorar las historias que otros dos tenistas de su generación, el valenciano Juan Carlos Ferrero y el mallorquín Carlos Moyá, le han debido contar a propósito de sus experiencias como semifinalistas de este Grand Slam. Porque tanto uno como otro, con cinco años de diferencia, saborearon también las mieles de haber llegado casi hasta el final de la escalera.

En cambio lo que ya será más difícil que pueda recordar -entre otras razones porque aún no había nacido- son los dos triunfos, los dos únicos, de tenistas españoles en el mismo torneo en el que él acaba de dejar bien alto el pabellón español.

Sin embargo, y aunque no hubiese llegado al mundo, seguro que estos días alguien le habrá explicado que Manuel Santana y Manuel Orantes -los dos Manolos de oro del tenis español- pusieron una pica en la Quinta Avenida y dejaron boquiabiertos a los neoyorquinos al lograr dos títulos que hasta entonces parecían patrimonio de australianos, estadounidenses y sudafricanos, las tres grandes potencias en aquella época del tenis mundial.

Diez años de diferencia

Por razones de edad el primero de los dos Manolos en saborear las mieles del triunfo fue el madrileño Manolo Santana, el auténtico artífice del boom del tenis español en los años sesenta-setenta y uno de los mejores jugadores que ha dado el tenis mundial.

No había llegado aún al tenis la Era Open -hablamos del año 1965- ni tampoco se jugada en Flushing Meadows, sino en el viejo club de Westside, en el barrio de Queens. El rival era el sudafricano Cliff Drysdale, uno de los mejores jugadores del momento, pero que fue superado por el tenista español que, curiosamente, no recibió ni un solo dólar por la victoria -entonces no había los premios millonarios de ahora- aunque, eso sí, tuvo el honor de conocer y saludar al senador Robert Kennedy -hermano del entonces recientemente asesinado presidente-, que le entregó el trofeo y le felicitó.

Algo más suerte, en el aspecto monetario, tuvo el otro Manolo, Orantes. Bien es verdad que habían pasado diez años desde el triunfo de Santana y que el tenis se había profesionalizado al máximo. Por eso el granadino se llevó 40.000 dólares y un Ford rojo deportivo con el que se paseó por Barcelona. Tuvo siempre el público a su favor porque el rival, pese a ser nativo - Jimmy Connors- era odiado cordialmente por el público por su prepotencia.
http://www.laverdad.es/albacete/prensa/20070911/deportes_albacete/tras-pasos-manolos_20070911.html

RogiFan88
09-29-2007, 02:44 AM
This may have been posted before but I just found it today:

http://segundosaque.com/index.php?id_video=41&id_seccion=5&id_subsec=1&boton=5

Ferru playing Playstation futbol w Almagro while Juanqui looks on. ;)

sonia
09-29-2007, 12:14 PM
thanks for the articles Rogifan! :hug: ;)

LaTenista
09-29-2007, 02:30 PM
These articles make me realize I need to study Spanish more. :o I know basically what they are about, but I can't read every word.

Eden
11-10-2007, 10:45 PM
Ferrer Beats Federer by 4 Fries

David Ferrer took the Golden Bagel Award this year barely edging out Roger Federer by 4 fries. Ferrer and Federer both handed out 7 bagels (6-0 sets) to their opponents throughout the year. "We had to count fries (6-1 sets) to determine the winner this year," said award sponsor Tom Suhler. Ferrer administered 18 fries compared to Federer's 14. This year caps a great year for David Ferrer including his move from No. 20 in the world during June of 2006 to his current career high of No. 6.

"This year has been the most closely contested race since the awards inception," Suhler continued. "Novak Djokovic and Richard Gasquet both gave out 6 bagels while Rafael Nadal and Nikolay Davydenko each delivered 5." The complete rundown of the bagel count can be tracked throughout the year at www.goldenbagelaward.com (http://www.goldenbagelaward.com). The site now includes historical statistics on some former tennis greats including Andre Agassi, Boris Becker, Bjorn Borg, Jimmy Connors, Stefan Edberg, John McEnroe, Ivan Lendl, Pete Sampras and Mats Wilander. And who leads that group as the all-time bagelmister Jimmy Connors with 180 career bagels and 402 fries.

About Golden Bagel Award

To qualify for the Golden Bagel Award, a player must either be ranked in the Top 8 of ATP singles players or participate in the year-end Tennis Masters Cup. The winner is the pro who captures the most 6-0 sets between January 1 and the start of the Masters. Davis Cup matches and incomplete sets are not counted. The Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) website is used as the definitive data source. In the event of a tie, the number of "fries" (6-1 sets) will determine the winner.

Source: http://www.prnewsnow.com/PR%20News%20Releases/Sports/Ferrer%20Beats%20Federer%20by%204%20Fries

Carlita
11-11-2007, 11:17 AM
:wavey:how's your French girls? There's an interview with David in French Tennis Magazine. I could scan it, but if none of you can read it...there's no point :lol:

*Ljubica*
11-11-2007, 11:59 AM
:wavey:how's your French girls? There's an interview with David in French Tennis Magazine. I could scan it, but if none of you can read it...there's no point :lol:

Hi Sjoukje :wavey: My French is fine actually :) So please scan it if you have the time, and I will give it a go. Also Connie is a regular visitor here and is fluent in French, and of course, if Choupi is around, we could ask her to help :)

FerrersLinda
11-11-2007, 02:39 PM
:wavey:how's your French girls? There's an interview with David in French Tennis Magazine. I could scan it, but if none of you can read it...there's no point :lol:

:wavey: Sjoukje!

My French pretty much sucks but does the article have pretty pictures?:awww:

Carlita
11-11-2007, 03:50 PM
Sorry Lin :awww: mostly text.....

here we go then, Scans from French Tennis Magazine, December 2007

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FerrersLinda
11-11-2007, 03:53 PM
Thanks Sjouk:worship: I'll try to decipher it later.

How is the bunny?

FerrersLinda
12-05-2007, 08:11 PM
DAVID JUGARÁ EN CASTELLON!!

From the official website:

David y Juan Carlos Ferrero se daran cita en el pabellon Ciutat de Castellón (aforo 5.200 espectadores) en un partido de exhibición que se disputará proximo 22 de diciembre a las 18:30 en la capital de La Plana. Anteriormente al partido, a las 15:30 horas, David y Juan Carlos junto con otros tenistas impartiran un clinic en el Club de Tenis Castellon para unos 200 niños. Las entradas para la exhibicion estan disponibles en ibercaja.es.


So he'll be playing an exhibition with my other boyfriend Juan Carlos on the 22nd. We have to find a way to pass for little children because they'll be giving a tennis-clinic for 200 children before the match.;)

Oh and if you are interested to go see them the "legal" way, tickets are on sale through ibercaja.es

reiko
12-14-2007, 01:47 AM
Have you already checked the live streaming for the Masters Nacional (or whatsoever)?

http://www.extremaduratv.es/

You need to download a small program (from [AQUI]).
They also re-air the matches late at night.

Sorry if this has already been posted.

RogiFan88
12-19-2007, 04:04 AM
DAVID JUGARÁ EN CASTELLON!!

From the official website:

David y Juan Carlos Ferrero se daran cita en el pabellon Ciutat de Castellón (aforo 5.200 espectadores) en un partido de exhibición que se disputará proximo 22 de diciembre a las 18:30 en la capital de La Plana. Anteriormente al partido, a las 15:30 horas, David y Juan Carlos junto con otros tenistas impartiran un clinic en el Club de Tenis Castellon para unos 200 niños. Las entradas para la exhibicion estan disponibles en ibercaja.es.


So he'll be playing an exhibition with my other boyfriend Juan Carlos on the 22nd. We have to find a way to pass for little children because they'll be giving a tennis-clinic for 200 children before the match.;)

Oh and if you are interested to go see them the "legal" way, tickets are on sale through ibercaja.es

Is this exo still on? I hope so because Juanqui hurt his R wrist last week and pulled out of Caceres...

FerrersLinda
12-19-2007, 01:28 PM
According to his website the match is still on RF. But tomorrow he'll first be playing the "fight against malaria" match. These are the teams:

Iker Casillas:
Feliciano López; Álvaro Benito; Sergio Ramos; Fernando Hierro; Óscar Pereiro; Diarrá; Cannavaro; David Ferrer y Álvaro Bautista.


Rafael Nadal:
Lucas (Andy y Lucas); Carlos Moyá; Raúl González; Miguel Ángel Nadal; Alberto Contador, Kanouté; Sergio García; Pedro Martínez de la Rosa y Abbondanzieri.

*Ljubica*
12-20-2007, 05:18 PM
Wow - fame at last! David has finally made it to the cover of "Ace" magazine, with a big interview and loads of photos inside :) Linda - do you want it, or has Ali already sent it to you?

alisia
12-20-2007, 09:15 PM
Wow - fame at last! David has finally made it to the cover of "Ace" magazine, with a big interview and loads of photos inside :) Linda - do you want it, or has Ali already sent it to you?

No because she didn't know :sad: will have to go to WH Smiths on Saturday now :D

FerrersLinda
12-21-2007, 03:15 AM
Wow - fame at last! David has finally made it to the cover of "Ace" magazine, with a big interview and loads of photos inside :) Linda - do you want it, or has Ali already sent it to you?

:bounce:Of course I want it.:bounce:

Rosie:worship::worship::worship:

FerrersLinda
12-21-2007, 03:26 AM
For those who want to know, Rafa's team won today. David's team aka Ikers team won the tennis part and Rafa's team, with the amazing Fabio Cannavaro:lick: won the footie part. Rafa's team eventually won the whole thing after penalties.

Here's a little photo some of us will enjoy.:cool:

*Ljubica*
12-21-2007, 11:59 AM
:bounce:Of course I want it.:bounce:

Rosie:worship::worship::worship:

Ok - no worries. Will leave it until the New Year to post it though if that's OK - don't want it to get caught up in all the Christmas post!!

alisia
12-21-2007, 02:33 PM
For those who want to know, Rafa's team won today. David's team aka Ikers team won the tennis part and Rafa's team, with the amazing Fabio Cannavaro:lick: won the footie part. Rafa's team eventually won the whole thing after penalties.

Here's a little photo some of us will enjoy.:cool:

:drool: Fabio :hearts:

Carlita
12-25-2007, 06:37 PM
:wavey: Chicas! Do you have the interview from Aussie Tennis Mag in here? If not, me shall scan :angel:

FerrersLinda
12-26-2007, 03:22 PM
:wavey: Chicas! Do you have the interview from Aussie Tennis Mag in here? If not, me shall scan :angel:

Please scan oh great lady from the metropolis of Vlaardingen.:worship:

Carlita
12-26-2007, 06:17 PM
Please scan oh great lady from the metropolis of Vlaardingen.:worship::sobbing: :haha:

hmm okay here we go, please excuse my wobbly scanning.....poor thing is almost 8 years old :o

Scans from: Australian Tennis Magazine, January 2008 : Unmasking The Mystery Man

http://img299.imageshack.us/img299/448/davidaustmjan081xx9.th.jpg (http://img299.imageshack.us/my.php?image=davidaustmjan081xx9.jpg)http://img179.imageshack.us/img179/2752/davidaustmjan082zj4.th.jpg (http://img179.imageshack.us/my.php?image=davidaustmjan082zj4.jpg)http://img179.imageshack.us/img179/3584/davidaustmjan083xb6.th.jpg (http://img179.imageshack.us/my.php?image=davidaustmjan083xb6.jpg)http://img179.imageshack.us/img179/3215/davidaustmjan084ut8.th.jpg (http://img179.imageshack.us/my.php?image=davidaustmjan084ut8.jpg)

*Ljubica*
12-26-2007, 07:19 PM
Thanks Sjoukje :hug:

FerrersLinda
12-26-2007, 07:23 PM
:worship: Sjoukje:worship:

Carlita
12-26-2007, 07:27 PM
:wavey: de Nando! ;)

Maybe I'll invest in a new scanner thingie in 2008 :lol:

alisia
12-26-2007, 07:28 PM
Thanks Sjoukje :D It's similar to the article in Ace but they call him Fearless Ferrer ;)

FerrersLinda
12-26-2007, 08:28 PM
:wavey: de Nando! ;)

Maybe I'll invest in a new scanner thingie in 2008 :lol:

Don't this one works fine. And it has been with you for so long. Think about all the Nandos it has scanned for you.:awww:

neenah
12-26-2007, 10:35 PM
Thanks for the article. :)

FerrersLinda
12-27-2007, 01:33 PM
Some people are writing a book about tennis in Valencia. Our boy had a photo-shoot with two of my other boyfriends, JCF and THE Marat. The book will be in the shops in about 3 months. But maybe we should ask David to get us a one because one of the girls at his website asked for one and he said he'd get it for her. What a good boy.:D

alisia
12-27-2007, 03:05 PM
Some people are writing a book about tennis in Valencia. Our boy had a photo-shoot with two of my other boyfriends, JCF and THE Marat. The book will be in the shops in about 3 months. But maybe we should ask David to get us a one because one of the girls at his website asked for one and he said he'd get it for her. What a good boy.:D

:worship: very nice, shame about JCF ruining the shot thou :p

FerrersLinda
12-27-2007, 03:06 PM
:worship: very nice, shame about JCF ruining the shot thou :p

:ras:

I was talking about MY boyfriends.:devil:

alisia
12-27-2007, 03:10 PM
:ras:

I was talking about MY boyfriends.:devil:

:nerner: