Ferrero def. Hajek 3-0 ret.

01-14-2007, 11:29 PM
Juan Carlos wins first match of the tournament! Wonder what happened...

01-14-2007, 11:29 PM
Ironically enough, probably not what Ferrero was looking for to arrest his 6-match losing streak. Off the court in the space of about 15 minutes, hardly much of a substitute for a tough practice session.

01-14-2007, 11:31 PM
:rolls: and the loss-streak ends :lol:

congrats jcf

01-14-2007, 11:33 PM
First man through to the 2nd round. :banana:

01-14-2007, 11:49 PM
Well done Juanqui, making the opponent retire just by giving the evil eye to him. This is the tactic that's gonna get you to the top again :p :lol:

*Viva Chile*
01-15-2007, 12:01 AM
Stupid Hajek, why he didn't retire earlier and give the place to a LL?? :rolleyes:

01-15-2007, 12:16 AM
Whoa hoo JCF!!!! Go! Go! Whoops, it was a retirement. Anyhoo, we'll take it!

Sunset of Age
01-15-2007, 12:21 AM
Well, glad to see Juanqui got through a first round again... but I wouldn't call this a 'deserved win'.

01-15-2007, 01:41 AM
:lol: At least the loss-streak is finally over.

01-15-2007, 01:58 AM
Ferrero takes them any way he can get them.

Ferrero Forever
01-15-2007, 10:26 AM
omg i went to this match an hour early so i could get a good seat, and the match lasted 10 mins. JC looked really good on court to be honest. He seemed to serve well, and his forehand was brilliant. I managed to take around 40 photos during that 10 mins, get his autograph, and I got a photo with it and it came really nice because JC looked happy to pose for the photo. That amongst other things today made my day

01-15-2007, 10:38 AM
Glad Juanqui got through, but i really doubt he'll get any further :sad: He really needs to up his game, he's never recovered since the chicken pox :sad:

Hope Hajek recovers from whatever :)

01-15-2007, 11:17 AM
I expect him to lose in the second round.

01-15-2007, 11:53 AM
GReat for juanca no matter that it was a retirement everything is good to take na ;) and glad for u juanqui.lover u must have been happy he won and then u've made the pic and had his autog. :D

01-15-2007, 12:58 PM
Yay for JC!! Not ideal but i'm sure he'll take anything right now!!

01-15-2007, 01:34 PM
From AFP
^TOO EASY: Former world No. 1 Juan Carlos Ferrero had the shortest match of his Grand Slam career Monday when Jan Hajek retired from the Australian Open after just six minutes on court.

The Spaniard rocketed through three games, firing four aces and breaking Hajek's serve before the Czech pulled out with a stomach illness.

Ferrero said he had expected his opponent to push through at least one or two sets.

The 2003 French Open winner and U.S. Open runner-up said it was his quickest Grand Slam match since his U.S. Open debut in 1999 -- 28 matches ago.

"In one way it is good, you win," he said. "But sometimes it is better to play three sets or four to get some rhythm."

Ferrero headed to the practice courts after Monday's match to get some more time on court before the next round.

01-15-2007, 05:23 PM
Hajek retired from Sydney quali last week:

First round
Michael Zverev (GER) d. (3)Jan Hajek (CZE) 6-0 3-1 ret.

He might be not recovered from injury (but if I can remember, I've read it was dizzyness)

I expect him to do well at ATP level. Started last year playing futures, now is a top80.

01-15-2007, 05:27 PM
Well done Juan

01-15-2007, 05:34 PM
Not ideal really for JC. I'm sure he'd rather have played and won but glad he is through. Good luck in round 2, JC :yeah:

01-15-2007, 05:37 PM
well I hope that now he goes from a losing streak to a winning streak :)

01-15-2007, 05:49 PM
i was expecting a little more from hajek, just a little mind, only about 6 or 7 games

01-15-2007, 06:46 PM
no, not at all an ideal way to win... as said above, Juanqui needs match practice and 3 games is hardly a match...