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~EMiLiTA~
12-10-2005, 12:01 PM
I know we have the news and articles thread but thought we could have a separate one just for interviews with him...

here is a recent one from Valencia, which i've translated for u...

- David, after the great year you've had, what are your goals for next year?
Well actually I don't plan on making any goals, so i'll try and play the same as this year, maintain the same level and then give 100% and try to do what i did this year or a bit more or less, I don't know

- Your coach is said to be very good, and apart from that, he's the coach of coaches
Well for me he's really good, more than just a coach, he's like my second father because i've been with him a long time and I value him a lot. I'm really happy with him and i hope he is with me too

- Something else people are talking about is that there is something special about Tennisval (Valencia tennis academy). What would you say is the key to the success?
Right now i'd say the key to the success is that there are very good coaches. There's Altur as well as Pancho Alvariño who are 2 great professionals and they've shown it's their work, so lots of good up and coming people come, and also good players

- Answer a few personal questions for me *laughs*
Your favourite food
Paella (without hesitation)

- Favourite pass time
Go to Jávea, my town, and be with my family and friends

- Favourite place to holiday (or maybe I don't need to ask)
Jávea, only Jávea

- How are you going to spend Christmas?
With my family, like everyone else, in Jávea, and enjoy being with my family, as I am hardly able to see them and at this time of year it's always nice and i try to spend it with them

- And lastly, a suggestion and i hope you will make it a goal for next year...even though you already know what it is: HAVE A HIGHER OPINION OF YOURSELF
ok, ok *laughs*

*Ljubica*
12-10-2005, 12:11 PM
Thanks so much for the interview and the translation EMiLiTA - David comes over as such a sweet and modest guy - very "grounded" and very close to his family - it's lovely :hearts:

~EMiLiTA~
12-10-2005, 12:31 PM
no worries Rosie! yeah, he does come across that way, and I can tell you from having met him several times, he is like that even in real life...one of the nicest guys I've met on the tour!

*Ljubica*
12-10-2005, 12:40 PM
no worries Rosie! yeah, he does come across that way, and I can tell you from having met him several times, he is like that even in real life...one of the nicest guys I've met on the tour!

Yes - I've met him a couple of times too - and he always seems nice - though I've never had a "proper" conversation with him yet if you know what I mean - just very basic stuff. He always seems very down-to-earth though - which is good, and I really hope he can win a big tournament in 2006.

LaTenista
12-10-2005, 01:32 PM
Well, it would make sense if you travel the world all year doing your job, you'd obviously want to spend your holiday with your family in your hometown. Of course for me it's the exact opposite, even though I don't live in my hometown anymore, it's only 16 miles away so I can go back any day I want. Just the other day I realized this is the first year since 1995 that haven't travelled or lived abroad - no wonder I've been feeling a bit off.

:lol: I learned to make paella this year. I also do flan from a Jello mix. :D

Fergie
12-11-2005, 02:45 AM
Thanks for the interview! :yeah:

FerrersLinda
12-13-2005, 12:29 AM
My student didn't show up this morning, so had time to check in quickly, kinda p'd off about her not showing, and what a treat ......I find this little interview!

Thanks!!

Sue
12-14-2005, 02:34 PM
What a lovely interview....bless him! Love the way the interviewer tells him to * have a better opinion of yourself* and David laughs! Thanks for sharing Emilita!

LaTenista
03-29-2006, 03:24 AM
D. FERRER/O. Rochus
6‑7, 7‑6, 7‑5
An interview with:


DAVID FERRER


THE MODERATOR: I will translate for David, so if you have questions in English first.

Q. Can you just give us your thoughts on the match, initial thoughts, reactions.

DAVID FERRER: (Through translation). It was a very hard match and probably the tightest match I've ever played in my life.

Q. What made him such a tough opponent?

DAVID FERRER: (Through translation). Good question. This is the first time that I beat him. The other times I had lost to him.

Q. Didn't you beat him in the French in 2004?

DAVID FERRER: Yeah, two years ago. But this year I lost two times with him.

Q. What was different this year, the two times you faced him this year you lost in straight sets?

DAVID FERRER: (Through translation). I mean, this time I was more consistent and more concentrating on the big points. Obviously, I mean, like every match is different so it's difficult to compare.

Q. But what is it about Rochus' game that gives you a little trouble?

DAVID FERRER: (Through translation). Because he's a very good player. He has a very, very high level.

I think he will be like Top 15, Top 20.

Q. Such a long match. Can you talk about how you felt physically and the matchpoint, it was a great end to the match. You set up the matchpoint well, came in, had a nice volley.

DAVID FERRER: (Through translation). Yeah, I mean, obviously it was a very, very hard match. In the end, you really need to take your chance to win these kind of matches and that's what I told myself to do, and I did it.

Q. He was visibly frustrated after the first set, snapped his racquet and then the crowd was kind of whistling. He lifted up his hand like encouraging a little bit. Can you talk about that.

DAVID FERRER: (Through translation). No, that's stuff that happens in tennis. I broke my racquet because I was nervous. That was not the first time and it's not going to be the last time.

Q. Was he hurting at all, any parts of his body? It looked like Rochus was champing. How was he physically?

DAVID FERRER: (Through translation). Obviously, we were both very tired. I didn't have cramps, I was just having the beginning of cramps. Obviously, I was asking for the trainer because I really needed to rest and get ready for the game.

Q. You're the No. 2 player, Spanish player. Are the Spanish players very close? Are you guys all friends, or is there a deep competition between you?

DAVID FERRER: (Through translation). No, we are a good group. We get along very well. I don't know anybody that doesn't get along with another player in the Spanish group.

Q. I am wondering about Nadal. I know he is the big name now. He is the No. 1 in Spain. Is it hard for you to have recognition at home with him, and with Moya being a force and a former No. 1?

DAVID FERRER: (Through translation). No, absolutely not. I mean, it's great for Spanish tennis to have Nadal at the top. The more players we have such as Nadal, the better it will be.

Q. You're facing Roddick, Andy Roddick next. Can you talk about Andy. I think you've played him once.

DAVID FERRER: (Through translation). I played against him in Paris Bercy last year. Obviously, he's a very good player. He serves very well. He's a very complete player so I will have to be concentrated throughout the match.

Q. Sunday is your birthday.

DAVID FERRER: Yes, 2 of April.

Q. How nice would that be, to be playing on Sunday? What kind of birthday present would that be?

DAVID FERRER: (Through translation). If I play Sunday in the final, I invite all of you out for dinner (smiling).

Q. Also, I know you've won, I guess, one career title, right, in Bucharest. It's been a long time. You must be very consistent because you're ranked very highly. How important is it for you in your career to win, to go all the way and win more titles?

DAVID FERRER: (Through translation). Obviously, that's what we all fight for, to win titles. I haven't won for like five years, but this is what I'm trying to do this week.

Q. I know that you read a lot of books still. What was the last book you read, and what did you think of it?

DAVID FERRER: (Through translation). The last book by Dan Brown, "Digital Fortress."

Q. What did you think of it?

DAVID FERRER: (Through translation). I like it, it's a little bit like The Code. I like it.


FastScripts by ASAP Sports...

FerrersLinda
03-29-2006, 04:36 AM
Thanks for the interview Isa. Let's hope David get's to take all these guys out for dinner. :)

Sue
03-29-2006, 08:57 AM
Thanks for posting the interview Isa........he said he'd take the journalists out to dinner if he played in the final? Maybe if he WINS the final he can extend that invitation to his fans too ;-))

FerrersLinda
03-29-2006, 01:12 PM
Thanks for posting the interview Isa........he said he'd take the journalists out to dinner if he played in the final? Maybe if he WINS the final he can extend that invitation to his fans too ;-))

:aparty: Sounds like a nice idea. What to get David for his b-day?

Sue
03-29-2006, 02:09 PM
Hmmm.....*scratches head*.......English lessons ?
;-)

FerrersLinda
03-29-2006, 04:09 PM
Hmmm.....*scratches head*.......English lessons ?
;-)

:haha: :haha: I like it. :D

LaTenista
03-31-2006, 02:07 AM
D. FERRER/A. Roddick
6-3, 4-6, 6-4

An interview with:

DAVID FERRER

THE MODERATOR: Questions, please.

Q. Part of your plan today was to take Andy's serve very early, inside the baseline sometimes. Was this effective for you today, do you think?

DAVID FERRER: (Through translation). I do it all the time, not only against Andy. I return serve inside the baseline.

It was a very technical game today. I knew that I had to be ready and play well the big points.

Q. Were you surprised to win the first set?

DAVID FERRER: (Through translation). I wasn't surprised that I won the first set. I knew that it was a complicated match, like all the others. But the only other time we played I lost 7-6 in the third against him in Paris-Bercy.

Q. In the last three or four years you've been primarily a clay court player, but now this year you have played no clay court matches. You could have gone to clay but you've chosen to play hard courts up to this point. Is that because you wanted to get better on the hard courts?

DAVID FERRER: (Through translation). On the last two years I didn't play too badly on hard courts, so this year we decided to change my schedule a little bit because if you want to go higher in the rankings you have to play well on all surfaces.

Q. Can you talk about your speed a little bit. He seemed frustrated in trying to get anything past you. How well do you think your speed translates from the clay to the hard court?

DAVID FERRER: (Through translation). That's my way of playing. I've always been quick on the court. Obviously, I can understand that that can frustrate him, but I get frustrated when he serves well. So everybody has got his weapon, and it's always been my game. I've always been very quick on the court.

My game is very physical.

Q. When you were broken late in the third set, the way Andy was serving so well, it looked like he was going to win the match. What was your level of concern at that point?

DAVID FERRER: (Through translation). Yes, I mean, because when you lose your serve against Roddick, you know it's going to be difficult to break him again.

But I didn't lose my faith. At 4-All, when he served a double-fault on the first point, it kind of helped me.

Q. Andy likes to play very deep behind the baseline during the point. Does this play into your favor during the long rallies?

DAVID FERRER: (Through translation). I really don't know how to answer this one, because I try to play my own game. Obviously, he likes to play behind the baseline, so I can't really answer the question if it helped me that he was playing well behind the baseline.

Q. How do you exploit Andy's backhand, which is not his strong shot?

DAVID FERRER: (Through translation). I think that both his forehand and backhand are good shots. The way I try to play, I obviously try to insist on his backhand to open up the court and then finish on his forehand side.

Q. Do you feel like Andy has been struggling? He has said even that he's struggling this season. Do you feel that he's the same player that you played today as he was before?

DAVID FERRER: (Through translation). I can't really answer that question. Maybe he's in a better position than me.

Maybe today neither one of us played the perfect game. Like I said, it was a very tactical game out there today. Maybe you're saying he's going through a bad patch, but everybody does. And who knows, I mean, maybe next week he can win Wimbledon. I'm sure he will win titles again.

Q. In the third set today, the sideline linesman got up from his chair, went to the chair umpire and complained that you were being coached from the stands. How can the linesman, looking at the court, know who's saying anything from the stands?

DAVID FERRER: (Through translation). I don't really understand because, you know, he was saying like, "Vamos," "Venga," "Come on," trying to encourage me. That's not really coaching. Maybe the umpire himself, he can hear that himself and he could cover that.

Q. Can you comment on the strength of the Spanish players these days. Rafael, obviously doing so well. What do you think you are doing differently in training?

DAVID FERRER: (Through translation). It's been this way for quite some time. We've had good players for quite a long time.

It's not like we're doing anything different right now. We also have a very good young player coming through the ranks now, Carlos Boluda. Maybe he's not gonna be as good as Rafa, but he's very promising as well.

Q. In your mind do you consider yourself to be the No. 2 Spanish player right now, regardless of the ranks?

DAVID FERRER: (Through translation). No, I can't consider myself as the No. 2 player in Spain. There are a lot of good players as well like Robredo, Moya, Ferrero. So it's really difficult to consider myself.

FastScripts by ASAP Sports...

:secret: I am going to be trained as an English instructor the next two weeks so once I've completed it I will gladly help David become fluent. And I won't even charge him. :angel: :lol:

Clara Bow
03-31-2006, 06:07 AM
David seems like a very nice, thoughtful young man- thanks for the interviews. :)

FerrersLinda
04-01-2006, 06:12 PM
Sweet little article/interview that I found in El Mundo. I'll try to translate it later on today. Or do we all speak/understand Spanish?



Ferrer: "Federer hace fácil lo díficil, como Zidane"

Ferrer no lo vio claro en su partido contra Federer. (Foto: REUTERS)


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Actualizado sábado 01/04/2006 12:05 (CET)

DPA
MIAMI.- Fue un regalo envenenado. Jugar la semifinal de un Masters Series con el número uno del mundo es un sueño para cualquier tenista, pero cuando ese tenista se llama Roger Federer, el sueño suele convertirse en pesadilla. Y eso es lo que le pasó al español David Ferrer. "Dudas, y te mete un 6-1", dijo tras ser despachado en una hora.

Fue eso, un 6-1 inapelable, que no fue 6-0 por distracción de Federer en el sexto juego. Ferrer pudo luego soñar unos minutos, cuando se adelantó 3-0, pero el suizo rearmó su tenis y cerró la noche con un claro 6-1 y 6-4. "Tuve oportunidades ahí, pero él, en los momentos importantes, juega mejor. Y a mí me faltó la chispa mental. Empecé mal, con nervios y dudas", confesó el español, cuyo rostro al ingresar a la central era el perfecto reflejo de la tensión que anidaba en su ser.

Federer diría luego que el partido puede ser bastante diferente sobre arcilla, pero Ferrer no pareció muy convencido: "Bueno, igual... Todos los partidos son diferentes, quizás en clay pueda tener más chance". La espera de la semifinal se le hizo muy larga a Ferrer, que tras batir el miércoles al estadounidense Andy Roddick en los cuartos de final tuvo toda una noche y buena parte del día siguiente para pensar. Y todo indica que pensó demasiado. Semifinal en Miami por segundo año consecutivo, y derrota otra vez.

"No tuve ni la oportunidad de irme triste", dijo risueño el español, que definió a Federer: "Es que es muy bueno, muy bueno... Lo difícil lo hace fácil, como Zidane". "Jugadores como Ferrero y Nadal te desbordan si no pegas tu mejor tiro", añadió. Ferrer, que el lunes será el número diez del mundo, cree que su compatriota Nadal, número dos del ranking, tiene la posibilidad de hacerle sombra al suizo. "Quizás no es (su juego) tan bonito como Federer, pero tiene muchos huevos", fue su gráfica descripción.

Cultor consecuente del "perfil bajo", Ferrer dice que ser "top ten" nuevamente desde el lunes no le "genera nada", aunque luego admita que le hace cierta "ilusión". Y casi se rebela cuando se le pregunta si se siente número dos de España, algo que hoy por hoy el ranking demuestra. "¿Cómo me voy a considerar número dos de España si Ferrero está 14, Robredo cerca, Moyá puede subir en cualquier momento...? No es mi objetivo, aunque si termino como dos de España será la pauta de que hice una muy buena temporada".

El español abandona las palmeras de Key Biscayne, el curioso sitio en el que su entrenador, Javier Piles, sostenía profundas conversaciones tras cada partido con su pupilo. Ganó más puntos de los que esperaba sobre cemento, y el domingo, cuando celebre su cumpleaños número 24, podrá comenzar a soñar de nuevo con que la temporada de arcilla lo acerque a su meta más deseada, ganar un título tras cuatro años de sequía: "Trabajo cada día para eso".

Sue
04-01-2006, 06:32 PM
Thanks for the article Linda! You know my Spanish is terrible....I'll try and manage with a combination of babelfish and my trusty Spanush dictionary ;-)

Silawen
04-01-2006, 06:33 PM
:secret: I am going to be trained as an English instructor the next two weeks so once I've completed it I will gladly help David become fluent. And I won't even charge him. :angel: :lol:

Won't charge him as in, not make him pay, or you won't charge him as in not jumping his bones. ;)

David seemed like a very nice guy when I saw him in Rotterdam and asked for a picture - and an autograph the day later - though I feel a bit bad for him because of all the little kids asking him questions in English. XD He didn't look particularly comfortable.

*Ljubica*
04-01-2006, 06:37 PM
Thanks for the interview Linda. My Spanish is far from perfect but I can understand it well enough...............and don't be so modest Sue - I still remember the perfect Spanish SMS you sent me on my birthday last year :hug:

cobalt60
04-01-2006, 06:43 PM
Nice interviews. Thanks for posting them.:)

Sue
04-01-2006, 08:39 PM
Thanks for the interview Linda. My Spanish is far from perfect but I can understand it well enough...............and don't be so modest Sue - I still remember the perfect Spanish SMS you sent me on my birthday last year :hug:

Awww, Ros,honey- you flatter me! What I need is a nice Spanish guy to practice my Spanish on.... I'm sure it would improve no end. ;-)

*Ljubica*
04-01-2006, 08:42 PM
Awww, Ros,honey- you flatter me! What I need is a nice Spanish guy to practice my Spanish on.... I'm sure it would improve no end. ;-)
:) Well if you find one in Barcelona - see if he has a friend for me :angel:

Sue
04-01-2006, 08:52 PM
Si !

FerrersLinda
04-02-2006, 01:29 AM
Sorry guys haven't had time yet to translate. Some :devil: stole my bag with my wallet, agenda, iPod(I will get fat now, since I can't run without this gadget) and some other stuff. So spend hours at the police station. In Costa Rica these things take forever. And on the phone trying to block all my cards. :mad: :mad:

But I see you all understand, what a smart, worldly bunch we are. ;)
So I will now proceed to the kitchen and pour myself and hubby a huge glass of vino.

LaTenista
04-02-2006, 05:59 AM
:hug: Sorry about your bad luck Linda. Maybe I'm giving it others. :unsure: My vLove broke his finger while he was sleeping and has the flu now. :awww:

Most of that interview is in the audio section on the ATP website. ;) I've been listening to his clips all week trying to improve my understanding of Spanish.

FerrersLinda
04-04-2006, 04:42 AM
Finally I had some time to translate the interview. Sorry it took me so long. Hope it's readable, please remember neither Spanish or English is my mother-tongue! So for those of you who don't understand Spanish, here's my sorry excuse of a translation. ;)


Ferrer: "Federer makes the difficult easy, like Zidane "

Ferrer did not see clearly in his match against Federer. (Photo: REUTERS)

Updated Saturday 01/04/2006 12:05 (CET)
DPA
MIAMI.- It was a poisoned gift. To play the semifinal of a Masters Series against the number one of the world is a dream for any tennis player, but when that tennis player is called Roger Federer, the dream becomes a nightmare. And that is what happened to the Spaniard David Ferrer. "Doubt, and you’re 6-1", he said after being dispatched in one hour.
It was that, an irrevocable 6-1, and not 6-0 only because of distraction of Federer in the sixth game. Ferrer could later dream for some minutes, while 3-0 ahead, but the Swiss rearmed his tennis and closed the night with a 6-1 and 6-4 win. "I had opportunities there, but he played better at the important moments. And I lacked the mental spark. I began badly, with nerves and doubts ", the Spaniard confessed, whose face when entering center court was the perfect reflection of the tension that nested inside.
Federer would later say that this match would be quite different when played on clay, but Ferrer did not seem very convinced: "Good, equal... all matches are different, perhaps on Clay I will have more of a chance ". The wait for the semifinal felt very long for Ferrer, who after beating American Andy Roddick Wednesday in the quarterfinals had one night and good part of the following day to think. And everything indicates that he thought too much. Semifinal in Miami a second consecutive year, and defeated once again.
"I haven’t had the opportunity to feel sad", the Spanish said smiling, what defines Federer: "It’s just that he is very good, very good... He makes a difficult thing easy, like Zidane ". "Players like Ferrero and Nadal walk over you if you do not make your best shot", he added. Ferrer, who this Monday will be ranked number ten of the world, thinks that his compatriot Nadal, number two in the ranking, has the possibility to eclipse the Swiss. "Perhaps his game is not as pretty as Federer’s, but it has many eggs "(never heard this in Spanish, so make of it what you like!LINDA) , was his description.
Advocate of the "low profile", Ferrer says that to be "top then again" as of Monday "doesn’t bring him anything", although he admits that it does create "certain illusions". And he almost revolts when asked whether he feels like the number two of Spain, something that at the present time the ranking shows. "How am I going to consider myself number two of Spain when Ferrero is 14, Robredo is close, Moya can go up in the ranking at any time... It is not my objective, although if I finish as the number two of Spain it will be the guideline to a very good time ".
The Spaniard leaves the palms of Key Biscayne, the peculiar site where his trainer, Javier Piles had deep conversations with his pupil after each match. He gained more points than he hoped on hard court, and Sunday, when he celebrates his 24st birthday, he will be able to begin to dream again, with clay season approaching, of his biggest wish, to win a title again, after 4 years: "I work for that every day".

Eléa
04-04-2006, 09:35 AM
Great work Linda :yeah: thank you so much for the translation :hug:

FerrersLinda
04-04-2006, 03:15 PM
:hug: Sorry about your bad luck Linda. Maybe I'm giving it others. :unsure: My vLove broke his finger while he was sleeping and has the flu now. :awww:

How does one break his finger while sleeping? :confused: That sounds way worse than my stolen bag. The value of all my things wasn't that much, it's just the hassle of having to get all my card's, cellphone and visa again. Spend the better part of yesterday driving from office to office and have today already been to the police(talked to an investigator :aplot: ) and are about to go see my lawyer about my visa, and it's only 8 o'clock in the morning here! Another fun day! ;)

LaTenista
04-04-2006, 06:00 PM
How does one break his finger while sleeping? :confused: That sounds way worse than my stolen bag. The value of all my things wasn't that much, it's just the hassle of having to get all my card's, cellphone and visa again. Spend the better part of yesterday driving from office to office and have today already been to the police(talked to an investigator :aplot: ) and are about to go see my lawyer about my visa, and it's only 8 o'clock in the morning here! Another fun day! ;)

He sleeps with a tennis racquet. :rolleyes: I've since suggested that is not a good idea and he agrees. :angel: But I'm happy to report he's better now, feeling well enough to be out meeting a friend at the moment. :)

I hope you get a new visa soon. You still have your passport, right?

LaTenista
04-04-2006, 06:03 PM
:yeah: Excellent translation BTW. I had only bothered reading David's words as I'm still job hunting :rolleyes: with interviews today and Thursday. Wednesday & Friday I have all day training so I can teach English. :D

:secret: No, I will not charge David in any sense of the word. :angel: But it would be lovely if he'd offer to help me improve my Spanish.

FerrersLinda
04-04-2006, 07:33 PM
:yeah: Excellent translation BTW. I had only bothered reading David's words as I'm still job hunting :rolleyes: with interviews today and Thursday. Wednesday & Friday I have all day training so I can teach English. :D

:secret: No, I will not charge David in any sense of the word. :angel: But it would be lovely if he'd offer to help me improve my Spanish.

And take you out for dinner while doing so. Dinner-conversations can improve your Spanish. It's how I did it. ;)

B.t.w. still have my passport, it's about the only thing I still have. :mad:

Edda
05-07-2010, 02:32 AM
Nice interview! David sounds like a very nice man who is very close to his family! Thank you for posting this!

cc2monac
07-24-2010, 02:03 PM
http://laruedubac.com/2010/05/25/rencontre-avec-david-ferrer/

An exclusive interview (and pix) with ferrer

Edda
07-26-2010, 02:48 AM
Nice pictures of David! What a nice man he is!

Carol96
07-28-2010, 09:44 AM
Adorable, as usual!!

I love David's interviews - he always seems to be such a gentle, kind and above all very modest guy and always has respect for others.

Plus if asked about his good and bad points - he's the first to admit that he loses his rag from time to time on court, but I've yet to hear him say what his good points are - it's always "that's for others to say" or similar!!! :angel:

How could anyone dislike this guy??

hcfoo
08-09-2010, 06:11 PM
Where is David's video thread?

Here's his message for Malaysian Open tourney... from 3.08mins onwards

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Jillian
08-10-2010, 01:01 PM
Ohhhhhhhhhhhhh, what a sweetie he is and what a gorgeous smile he has xxxxxxxxx

Carol96
08-14-2010, 01:17 PM
Cutie!!!! I love his voice, and the way he makes Rafa's English sound really fluent! *besotted sigh*

Edda
08-15-2010, 03:28 AM
Oh, yes! Spanish taught by David! I call it "tennistically tutored Spanish." (A word I appropriated from Juan Carlos Ferrero).