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10-21-2005 02:14 PM
DhammaTiger
Re: The Madrid Cheering Thread - Let's Forget the Bad Stuff and Talk about Tennis Instead

Denaon my name is Ali. Yes, I did manage to watch the match on satelite tv. All what Rosie said I agree with. David was playing exceptionally well all through out the match. I think the whole match he didn't lose a single serve. Mariano , although not playing badly, I noticed he was not running down the balls on his forehand side , in the second and third sets. Even the commentators were surprised why he wasn't running more to his left. I thought maybe he was having a problem with his left side. This is not to say he was tanking. I am sure it was fatigue. Anyway Ferrer was playing exceptionally nearly error free, and with the crowd behind him he was pumped up. Last comment, Ferrer was very warm towards Mariano on the net at the end of the match, not the usual perfunctory handshake with no eye contact, but something akin to, "well played mate." I was so happy to see that.
Well as Rosie said, lets concentrate on Lyons, good luck Mariano and all of us we must keep our faith that he will make it to Shanghai.
10-21-2005 12:16 PM
*Ljubica*
Re: The Madrid Cheering Thread - Let's Forget the Bad Stuff and Talk about Tennis Instead

Thanks for the interview transcripts Anna. Must say I've never been a big fan of David Ferrer til now, but my opinion has gone up a lot recently! He is a real fighter -and those comments were very classy. Good Luck to him in the rest of the tounament.
10-21-2005 11:30 AM
anna10
Re: The Madrid Cheering Thread - Let's Forget the Bad Stuff and Talk about Tennis Instead

I haven't had a chance to watch the match, but had read the transcript of his press conference, where he was asked about the crowd and had been happy to hear of their support: ( http://www.masters-series-madrid.com...Detail_303.htm ) "Great. That was great. Exceptional
\support, yeah. When I left the court, I noticed. Yesterday, I did too. People were very polite. It's normal that they supported the Spaniard. But I feel grateful, too, and optimistic, hoping to come here next year."

Ferrer also seemed supportive during his press conference: "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." ( http://www.masters-series-madrid.com...Detail_305.htm )
10-21-2005 10:13 AM
Choupi
Re: The Madrid Cheering Thread - Let's Forget the Bad Stuff and Talk about Tennis Instead

I'm glad to read that he has fought even though he has lost the match. I was going round in circles yesterday at work, with no internet access to follow anything. Good luck in Lyon Mariano.
10-20-2005 06:37 PM
kali_puerta_fan
Re: The Madrid Cheering Thread - Let's Forget the Bad Stuff and Talk about Tennis Instead

yes! finally an ATP tournament live on Eurosport! Somebody upthere loves me! I'm sad he lost, but he did it in a great way! Vamos Mariano!!!
10-20-2005 06:11 PM
*Ljubica*
Re: The Madrid Cheering Thread - Let's Forget the Bad Stuff and Talk about Tennis Instead

I got home at 4-4 in the 1st set so managed to watch most of the match. What dtiger says is true - Mariano played at a very high level in the 1st set (especially in the tie-break) but he seemed to get tired and lose a little focus in the last 2 sets. But this loss was no disgrace and nothing to be ashamed of because Ferrer played extremely well. He is a real fighter - he chased after everything and never EVER gave up (kudos to him), - and with the crowd behind him he managed to get the victory. All in all it was a great match - well done David and good luck for the rest of the tournament - and commmisterations to Mariano - good luck in Lyon.
10-20-2005 06:08 PM
Truc
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Thanks for the report, dtiger, good to know that Mariano played well
(and Ferrer has been struggling lately, so I'm happy for him that he played well again in front of his home crowd).

The crowd was obviously nice with Mariano too, maybe I was too pessimistic and everything will be fine in France.
Actually I'm glad he plays in Lyon because we'll have live coverage of the tournament on Eurosport for a change!
10-20-2005 05:59 PM
Denaon
Re: The Madrid Cheering Thread - Let's Forget the Bad Stuff and Talk about Tennis Instead

Dtiger btw what's your name?
Did you have the chance to watch the match?? From what I read Ferrer played in very high level and Mariano had a lot of ue...
I admire Mariano's dignity. He's as he said, pure heart.
10-20-2005 05:51 PM
DhammaTiger
Re: The Madrid Cheering Thread - Let's Forget the Bad Stuff and Talk about Tennis Instead

Mariano played the first set exceptionally well, but unfortunately Ferrer played so much better in the second and third set, and Mariano appeared shell shocked. Anyway, well done and let's focus on the next tournament. Vamos Mariano!!!
10-20-2005 05:30 PM
Denaon
Re: The Madrid Cheering Thread - Let's Forget the Bad Stuff and Talk about Tennis Instead

Mariano couldn't against Ferrer
10-20-2005 01:11 PM
justClaudia
Re: The Madrid Cheering Thread - Let's Forget the Bad Stuff and Talk about Tennis Instead

Quote:
Originally Posted by Neely
Respect and chapeau to Puerta for winning this match yesterday against Mirnyi despite his very difficult and uncomfortable situation!!

Honestly - I never thought he would beat Max, of course I wanted it to happen.
He deserves all our respect, yes.
10-20-2005 01:10 PM
Neely
Re: The Madrid Cheering Thread - Let's Forget the Bad Stuff and Talk about Tennis Instead

Respect and chapeau to Puerta for winning this match yesterday against Mirnyi despite his very difficult and uncomfortable situation!!
10-20-2005 01:10 PM
justClaudia
Re: The Madrid Cheering Thread - Let's Forget the Bad Stuff and Talk about Tennis Instead

Good luck against Ferrer, Mariano!
10-20-2005 12:49 PM
DhammaTiger
Re: The Madrid Cheering Thread - Let's Forget the Bad Stuff and Talk about Tennis Instead

Thank you Rosie for a wonderful post. I am heartened to read that Mariano is totally focused on the tennis because he is innocent. I didn't know he changed coaches., but GPR might help him more as he was very good on the ytour himself. I know there is no correlation between beig ver good player and being good coach, but certainly the experience of playing top flight tennis helps. Well done Mariano and all of us who support him let us keep our faith and confidence in his abilities. Vamos Mariano!!!!
10-20-2005 12:43 PM
*Ljubica*
Re: The Madrid Cheering Thread - Let's Forget the Bad Stuff and Talk about Tennis Instead

Quote:
Originally Posted by Choupi
Thanks Rosie. I won't see the match against Ferrer today because of work. But I'll be with Mariano in my thoughts. Vamos.
I am hoping I might catch the end if I can rush home early from work
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