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Old 06-20-2008, 03:15 PM   #1
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Feliziano part´s

31. Lopez vs Dabul
Karanusic vs Horna
Volandri vs Reynolds
Dancevic vs 7. Nalbandian


I like this draw! Come on Feli!
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Doubles draw

First Round

Feliciano Lopez ESP Fernando Verdasco ESP vs Tomas Cibulec CZE Ivo Minar CZE
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Court 7

12:00 noon Start
1 Gentlemen's Singles - 1st Rnd.
Feliciano Lopez (ESP)[31] v. Brian Dabul (ARG)
2 Gentlemen's Singles - 1st Rnd.
Florent Serra (FRA)v. Yen-Hsun Lu (TPE)
3 Ladies' Singles - 1st Rnd.
Milagros Sequera (VEN)v. Virginia Ruano Pascual (ESP)
4 Ladies' Singles - 1st Rnd.
Monica Niculescu (ROU)v. Magdalena Rybarikova (SVK
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31] Feliciano López (ESP) a Brian Dabul (ARG) 7-6(1)/3-6/6-3/6-4
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Second Round

Lopez Feliziano ESP (31) a R.Karanusic CRO 63-63-64
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2 Gentlemen's Doubles - 1st Rnd.
Feliciano Lopez (ESP)/Fernando Verdasco (ESP)def Tomas Cibulec (CZE)/Ivo Minar (CZE) 6-4 6-4 6-4
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Court 18 - Gentlemen's Singles - 3rd Round

Feliciano Lopez ESP (31) def. Bobby Reynolds USA 64 75 46 64
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F. Lopez - 23 June


Monday, 23 June 2008


Feliciano Lopez def. Brian Dabul 7-6, 3-6, 6-3, 6-4

Q. You have a game that's a little bit different than a lot of the Spaniards and you've obviously had good success here at Wimbledon, in the quarterfinals. But we're seeing some of the other Spaniards doing well on grass. What do you think is happening? There was a time when they skipped grass altogether, a lot of the Spaniards.

FELICIANO LOPEZ: I think in general the Spanish players, we improve a lot on all the surface, no? Especially on grass, the last two years, Rafa, he played the finals here. Me, I was playing good, also, a few years. David, he is also very good on grass. He reached, I think, the fourth round against Hewitt one time, and now he's improving the game a lot on grass, I think.

Q. Has the mentality changed a little bit do you think?

FELICIANO LOPEZ: Yeah, for sure. When you see one of your friends playing good on grass, you believe you can do it yourself again, and that makes everything more easy.

Q. Is it at all the surface itself, also? Is it slower?

FELICIANO LOPEZ: I think it's slower than before. Since the first year I played, it became more and more slow. That's my opinion. I also speak with other guys where they were playing here a few years ago, and they agree with me. I don't know why, but it's much, much slower.

Q. Did you ever think of skipping Wimbledon when you were coming up?

FELICIANO LOPEZ: No, no. Since the first year I played here, I really liked the grass. But it is true that it was faster before
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Not since 1926 had only one American made it to the third round of the men’s singles at Wimbledon so when Bobby Reynolds stepped out on court against Spaniard Feliciano Lopez he was making history - or at least trying to prevent the present day getting any worse for his homeland. But his bid to make it to the fourth round was dashed by the number 31 seed, who produced breathtaking textbook tennis to seal a 6-4, 7-5, 4-6, 6-4 victory.

The match was always going to be a challenge for Reynolds, ranked 102 in the world. Lopez reached the quarter-finals here just two years ago, before bowing out to Lleyton Hewitt, and today he displayed flashes of the outstanding form that helped him put together that surprising run..

During the first set, the 26-year-old Spaniard convincingly won his service games and always threatened Reynolds'. The breakthrough came at 4-4 when Lopez took his third break point opportunity to nose ahead, much to the delight of a noisy pro-Spanish Court 18 crowd.

As the light started to deteriorate, the gloom also crept into Reynolds' mood and the following game saw him question the umpire over a Lopez groundstroke that landed plum inside the line. He promptly lost the game and the first set in 30 minutes.

At 5-5 in the second Lopez produced beautiful grass court tennis to race to a 40-0 lead on his opponent's serve. A blistering left-handed crosscourt winner enabled the Spaniard to edge ahead again and eventually claim the second set 7-5.

However, the spirits of the American fans were lifted, albeit briefly, when the American 25-year-old scooped the third. But after 24 aces and 57 winners, it was Lopez who emerged the victor, moving comfortably into the fourth round.

Speaking after the match, Reynolds rubbished the claim that US tennis was in dire straits but added that out of nine or ten American men in in the main draw, he didn't expect to be the last one in the third round.

And with Patrick McEnroe now leading US player development, he believes the future is bright. "He's only been in there two months or so, so obviously he's very well established. I think good things will happen from him being at the top and filtering on down."
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Court 5 - Gentlemen's Doubles - 2nd Round

Feliziano Lopez/Fernando Verdazco (ESP) def.Jeff Coetzee RSA (11)/Wesley Moodie RSA(11) 76(2) 62 76(3)
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Gentlemen's Singles - 4th Round

Feliciano Lopez ESP (31) def Marcos Baghdatis CYP (10) 57 62 36 76 86
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4 Gentlemen's Doubles - 3rd Rnd.
Jonas Bjorkman (SWE)[8]/Kevin Ullyett (ZIM)[8]def Feliciano Lopez (ESP)/Fernando Verdasco (ESP) Walkover
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Regresó justo a tiempo
El español Feliciano López quedó extenuado pero muy feliz tras ganarle un maratónico partido al chipriota Marcos Baghdatis, que lo depositó en los cuartos de WimbledonEFE


López disfruta de un torneo muy especial para él
Las tres horas y 41 minutos del choque de octavos de final ni siquiera se acercaron a la duración del partido más largo del torneo. Ni falta que hizo. Los tres puntos de partido que dispuso el chipriota en el quinto set condensaron más emoción que cientos de peloteos sobre el césped de Londres.


Con 5-4 arriba para Baghdatis, jaleado durante todo el choque por su legión de incondicionales, Feliciano sirvió para evitar la victoria del décimo cabeza de serie. El toledano perdió las tres primeras bolas y dejó en bandeja de plata el triunfo para su rival. Por la presión, por el torneo y por el jugador que tenía enfrente, era toda una proeza levantarlo.



"Era una situación límite", explicó radiante en sala de prensa. "El partido era ya a cara o cruz. En ese lado me estaba costando mucho ganar mi saque porque tenía el sol justo encima y en ese momento, con 0-40, he pensado que lo tenía todo perdido y me he jugado tres saques".



Los dos primeros dieron en el blanco. No fueron 'aces' pero pusieron el 30-40 en el marcador. Con una bola de partido aún para el de Limassol, 'Feli' falló su primer saque. Y, oh sorpresa, se jugó un segundo servicio a 200 kilómetros por hora. Ace, iguales, y juego después para el español, 5-5 y vuelta a empezar.



Feli lo "radió" así en sala de prensa: "En el 30-40 ya era el todo por el todo. Me ha salido bien. Evidentemente, uno intenta en ese momento ir a por el "ace" y he sido valiente pero igual que me ha ido bien me ha podido ir mal. La verdad es que Marcos se ha portado muy bien durante todo el partido, ha sabido perder, que también es muy importante para un deportista".



No es difícil imaginar que Feliciano, 31 favorito, lo vio todo perdido. "Imagínate. 5-4 en el quinto y con 0-40 estás a punto de perder. Son tres oportunidades que tiene él, no sólo una, y seguidas además", dijo.



"Una vez he remontado eso me veía más ganador que perdedor, te da mucha moral remontar una cosa así", añadió. Con el 5-5, Baghdatis aguantó un par de asaltos más. Luego, como el propio López afirmó, se desinfló. Fue capaz de hacer un juego más pero acabó por entregar la cuchara y perdió la quinta manga por 8-6.



"Son las cosas que tiene el tenis o el deporte en general. Hay días que cae de tu lado y hay otros días que no cae", agregó el español, número 35 del ránking mundial.



La anécdota trascendió al momento y tras el partido no se hablaba de otra cosa. "El tipo sacó increíblemente durante todo el partido", afirmó Baghdatis, "decepcionado" con la resolución del duelo.



En el momento del saludo, el chipriota felicitó al español y le deseó suerte. En ese momento, Feliciano, tras servir 25 saques directos, pidió disculpas a su rival por el famoso segundo saque a 200 kilómetros por hora. Incluso se disculpó ante su entrenador, disculpas que no quiso aceptar, desde un enfoque deportivo, por supuesto: "No, 'sorry' no, has ido a por ello y lo has conseguido", fue la respuesta del preparador de Baghdatis a López.



Con su victoria de hoy por 5-7, 6-2, 3-6, 7-6 (7-4) y 8-6, "Feli" igualó su mejor resultado en Wimbledon, los cuartos de final de 2005. ¿Habría levantado entonces las tres bolas de hoy?. "La suerte hay que buscarla", explicó el jugador. "Pero también hay que ser sincero y decir: te has jugado un segundo saque a doscientos y abierto. Que también se te puede ir. Hay que ser consecuente con todo. Pero estoy contento, cuando uno se va haciendo mayor va solventando mejor los problemas que se encuentra por el camino".



Su rival en cuartos saldrá del choque entre el ruso Marat Safin y el suizo Stanislas Wawrinka. Preferencias, ninguna. "Safin es un jugador que siempre se me ha dado bien", dijo López. Le he ganado muchas veces y él sólo una, concretamente aquí ya le gané una vez. Pero viendo como está jugando también puede ser peligroso. Safin en una ronda de Grand Slam de cuartos se crece y Wawrinka no es tan agresivo pero tienes otras virtudes".



La victoria del toledano ha provocado que la prensa británica buscara paralelismos con el triunfo de la 'Roja' el domingo en Viena. "No, España no hace que yo gane", explicó en inglés el tenista. "Por supuesto, me hicieron muy feliz ayer. Es tan importante para el país".



Luego en español, explicó que para España ganar algo así era "muy importante". "Se ha impuesto lo que dijo Fernando Torres: para el fútbol es bueno que gane España porque han sido el mejor equipo". Mientras, España ha colocado ya a dos jugadores entre los ocho mejores del torneo sobre hierba. Que siga la fiesta.
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F. Lopez Interview - 30 June


Monday, 30 June 2008


Feliciano Lopez def. Marcos Baghdatis 5-7, 6-2, 3-6, 7-6, 8-6

Q. How do you feel you played today? Are you pleased with your success?


FELICIANO LÓPEZ : Yeah, of course, no? Have to be happy to be in the quarterfinals of Wimbledon, no? That's pretty obvious.


Q. Were you spurred on by your success last night with Spain winning the title?


FELICIANO LÓPEZ : No, no. Spain that day don't make me win. Of course, they make me so happy yesterday, as all of the Spanish people, no? Once we are on the court we don't have any support from them, no? But, of course we are so happy that they won the Euro. It's so important for the country.


Q. You feel confident you can go further now?


FELICIANO LÓPEZ : Well, when you are in the quarters you're always thinking about going farther. But to be honest, I have to meet Safin or Wawrinka the next round, which is going to be really, really tough, no? I want to focus on this match and I don't want to think about going farther than that
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