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Old 12-23-2010, 04:15 PM   #1
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Javier

I saw that you asked for a spotlight thread - here it is

1) How did you discover MTF and what was the reason that you decided to join?

2) When did you start watching tennis?

3) Which match do you consider as best of all time?

4) What’s your favourite match of your favourite player and who is the opponent you enjoy to see him play against the most?

5) Who would be your favourite coach for your favourite player?

6) Who are your favourite top 5 active and who are your top 5 retired players?

7) You can ask 5 different members of MTF 2 questions. Who would you ask and what would you like to get to know?

8) Have you ever changed your opinion about a tennisplayer (either positive or negative)? If yes, what was the reason for it?

9) List the 3 qualities you like most and the least about yourself.

10) If you had to cut expenses, what's the first thing you'd give up?

11) Which are your favourite tournaments?

12) If you could change the outcome of 3 tennismatches which ones would it be?

13) What do you value most in a person?

14) When did you got your first PC? When have you been using the internet for the first time and do you remember which information you searched there first?

15) How would your friends describe you?

16) If you could have dinner with 3 people from any time in history, whom would you invite? Why?

17) What's the one thing that goes everywhere with you when you travel?

18) What's the smartest advise that anyone has ever given you?

19) What is your New Years Resolution?

20) When are you going to open a new tournament thread for Roger?


Thanks in advance for taking the time to answer the questions

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Old 12-23-2010, 04:59 PM   #2
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1) How did you discover MTF and what was the reason that you decided to join?

I can't really remember. I don't have any real time friends who are active over here. I just came across it I guess and I thought it was interesting to see other people discuss one of the 2 sports I really love.

Haven't really been active in the chat threads in the past, maybe more in the GM area but I'm planning to get to know some more fabulous persons over here.

2) When did you start watching tennis?

I became a fan of Federer after his (RG match?) against Haas. I think he was 18 at the time. I started watching tennis when Federer was still number 3 in the world, Hewitt #1 and Ferrero #2 I guess.

But really intensively following all tournaments since 2005.

3) Which match do you consider as best of all time?

The best considered quality wise from both sides. I guess the Rafael Nadal - Fernando Verdasco SF at the Australian Open 2009.
Best quality wise from 1 side, Roger Federer - Andy Roddick in the 2007 SF at the Australian Open.

4) What’s your favourite match of your favourite player and who is the opponent you enjoy to see him play against the most?

The match against Soderling in the Final of RG 2009. Simply because it meant so much to him and to me too. He was so nervous in his last service game and when he achieved his lifetime goal as a sportman I can't deny I got a little emotional. Not crying but felt something in my throath you know.

I like it when he plays Roddick because Roddick brings in the best of Roger.
Same way I hate it when he plays Rafa because Roger never plays a full match decently against Rafa but all credit to him for bringing the worst in Roger.

5) Who would be your favourite coach for your favourite player?

Paul Annacone is doing a great job at the moment. I definately wanna see Tim Henman coach somebody in the future. His serve&volley game was really electric although his mental abilities were not that great as well as his play from the back of the court.
But Roger already has those 2 abilities so maybe it would be nice if Henman could learn him to use his S&V some more often which Annacone already trying to do right now.

6) Who are your favourite top 5 active and who are your top 5 retired players?

Active players =
1. Roger Federer
2. Juan Carlos Ferrero
3. Fernando Verdasco
4. Juan Martin del Potro
5. Andy Roddick

Retired players =
1. Gustavo 'Guga' Kuerten
2. Andre Agassi
3. Marat Safin
4. Gaston Gaudio
5. Mario Ancic

7) You can ask 5 different members of MTF 2 questions. Who would you ask and what would you like to get to know?

* Clay Death - I don't want to know what he looks like, because CD is already an epic member here and this keeps his whole mystery thing intact. But I would like to know what he wants to achieve in his life since he's such a stronghearted warrior.

* Eden - Doris, since you're such a sweetheart. You always have been nice to me and everybody. I want to know if you're happy with your life and if you search for some improvements in 2011? If yes, I hope they will come reality cause if anybody deserves it, it's you.

* Nole Fan - I want to ask Nina for a kiss. First on the cheek of course, cause I'm a gentleman and she's a total babe

* Planet Funk - Dani, how does it feel to be MTF's most wanted, most outspoken youngster in the world. You're a nice dude though. Keep being how you are, you shake up things though.

* Stupid Dream/BonnieTheCat (if that's still her nickname) - Karen where the f*ck are you?!

8) Have you ever changed your opinion about a tennisplayer (either positive or negative)? If yes, what was the reason for it?

Yes, I used to really hate Rafa because he spanked Roger all the time and almost kept him from his career Slam. But I started to think about it and Rafa deserves all but praise. Roger finally won his CGS and Rafa has done it too.

All but respect for the Majorcan Minotaur

9) List the 3 qualities you like most and the least about yourself.

Not to sound cocky or conceited but I'm happy the way I look. I never have to complain about interest and attention from women so that's 1 thing.

I'm honest I guess and very loyal to the people I like/love.

So 2 good things about me, now the least thing about myself.
I'm pretty impulsive as in I said I'll do something, I do it for 2 weeks and then quit. Not that I'm a quitter but I get another idea and I will chase that, you know what I mean?

10) If you had to cut expenses, what's the first thing you'd give up?

Hmmm that's a hard one. I can't go without my car, phone, medical insurance or going out. I think I would give up my motor cycle.

11) Which are your favourite tournaments?

GS: Roland Garros
Masters 1000: Montreal/Canada
ATP 500: Rotterdam
ATP 250: Doha (the 1st one of the year, with the top players )

12) If you could change the outcome of 3 tennismatches which ones would it be?

Masters Rome Final 2006: Epic match where Roger held M.P's. One of the few masters he failed to win to this point but that day was his best chance to do so.

Wimbledon Final 2008: If Roger could have snatched that maybe he already had 20 slams right now and 7 consecutive Wimbledon's but we'll never know.

US Open Final 2010: I like the fact that Rafa also has won the CGS but I picked this one because I wanted Rafa to win it a little later in his career and also the fact that Nole deserves a second grand slam since it has already been 3 years since his last GS win.

13) What do you value most in a person?

In friends: Honesty, humor and loyalty.

In a girlfriend (relationship): Honesty, humor, loyalty, looks (she has to be a little bit cute), well educated (not blonde bimbo dumb like Paris Hilton) and spontanious.

14) When did you got your first PC? When have you been using the internet for the first time and do you remember which information you searched there first?

Haha I think I got my first PC in 1996. The was not windows and all I could do were some really terribly graphiced games in MS Dos.

I started using internet in 1997 or 1998 I guess when Windows first came out and all I did back then was downloading music at a really low speed ( 30 minutes to download a song of 3MB :lol ) @ Napster.

15) How would your friends describe you?

Funny, a little bit crazy, Honest, trustworthy and kind.

16) If you could have dinner with 3 people from any time in history, whom would you invite? Why?

* Nikola Tesla - Boosted our lifestyle in a huge manner. Very underated inventor
* Michael Jackson - Just a boy trapped in a man's body. Very kind person and I respect him in a big way. Forget Martin Luther King and stuff this guy together with Nelson Mandela made it possible for all the coloured people to get recognizion and possibilites in this world.
* My dad - Just one more dinner for me with him would be great. I miss him a lot for the past 6 years

17) What's the one thing that goes everywhere with you when you travel?

My phone, currently a Blackberry. Can't go without it.

18) What's the smartest advise that anyone has ever given you?

Be kind to everybody and have respect for the people. I never ignore people I don't know doesn't matter if they are ugly, gorgeous, thick, thin, short, tall. I try to be as kind to everybody as possible.

19) What is your New Years Resolution?

To finish my study, I'm in my last year and begin with my Masters.
I'm not fat, I don't smoke, I go to the gym, I'm not an alcoholic so I don't need any improvements in that area.

20) When are you going to open a new tournament thread for Roger?

Haha the last 2 times weren't a success right?
But I did contribute to the epic 2009 RG thread and the Australian Open was also a success so I don't know.

You tell me ! Maybe the Australian Open 2011 is a new fresh start and he will rise to new heights.
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Old 12-23-2010, 05:20 PM   #3
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Okay finished with the whole thing now.

Thanks for the questions Doris, it took me some time but it was really fun to answer them.

Hope you guys enjoy reading it.

New questions are welcome!
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Even if it's just a virtual one, you got it. Wish all guys were more like you Javier!

Ok my questions for you sweetie...

1) Why the name EnriqueIG8?

2) How old are you?

3) Why did you move to The Netherlands?

4) Which is your best memory from Spain?

5) Do you have a current girlfriend?

6) What are your favorite bands?

7) Your favorite movies?

8) Do you think Nadal will achieve as much as Roger?

9) Who's the best tennis player of all time? (not just your favorite but the one you consider the best ever)

10) Which player do you like the least and why?

11) What are your professional plans in life?

12) What is the most stupid/risky thing you have ever done?

13) Do you regret anything?

14) Now tell us the most embarrassing anecdote from your childhood.
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-As we famously remember, since you made Roger win 2009 Roland Garros, can you make sure you open Wimbledon 2011 thread
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Javier my buddy! Will hit you with questions soon!!!
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Old 12-24-2010, 12:02 PM   #7
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2) When did you start watching tennis?

I became a fan of Federer after his (RG match?) against Haas. I think he was 18 at the time. I started watching tennis when Federer was still number 3 in the world, Hewitt #1 and Ferrero #2 I guess.

But really intensively following all tournaments since 2005.
You probably mean their encounter in the SF at the Olympic Games 2000 where Tommy won in 2 sets. Roger was 18 at that time.

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4) What’s your favourite match of your favourite player and who is the opponent you enjoy to see him play against the most?

The match against Soderling in the Final of RG 2009. Simply because it meant so much to him and to me too. He was so nervous in his last service game and when he achieved his lifetime goal as a sportman I can't deny I got a little emotional. Not crying but felt something in my throath you know.
I understand what you mean I have to say I cried after that match as I was so happy for him that he finally got this trophy

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I like it when he plays Roddick because Roddick brings in the best of Roger.
And Andy is still probably one of Roger's biggest fans

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6) Who are your favourite top 5 active and who are your top 5 retired players?

Active players =
1. Roger Federer
2. Juan Carlos Ferrero
3. Fernando Verdasco
4. Juan Martin del Potro
5. Andy Roddick

Retired players =
1. Gustavo 'Guga' Kuerten
2. Andre Agassi
3. Marat Safin
4. Gaston Gaudio
5. Mario Ancic
We have the #1 in active and retired players in common

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7) You can ask 5 different members of MTF 2 questions. Who would you ask and what would you like to get to know?

* Eden - Doris, since you're such a sweetheart. You always have been nice to me and everybody. I want to know if you're happy with your life and if you search for some improvements in 2011? If yes, I hope they will come reality cause if anybody deserves it, it's you.
I can't really ask for anything more personally. I love my job and am able to do what I like to do in my free time. The only wish I have is health for myself and the people who are important to me

Thanks for your kind words

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* Stupid Dream/BonnieTheCat (if that's still her nickname) - Karen where the f*ck are you?!
Karin was in Zürich with me this week at the Roger-Rafa exho

You can find her on her livejournal:

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11) Which are your favourite tournaments?

GS: Roland Garros
Masters 1000: Montreal/Canada
ATP 500: Rotterdam
ATP 250: Doha (the 1st one of the year, with the top players )
Why do you like Roland Garros the most of the Grand Slam tournaments?

Have you ever been to Rotterdam? I was at the tournament earlier this year with Karin because we wanted to see Rafa but unfortunately he didn't play.

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12) If you could change the outcome of 3 tennismatches which ones would it be?

Masters Rome Final 2006: Epic match where Roger held M.P's. One of the few masters he failed to win to this point but that day was his best chance to do so.
I think he and us fans will never forget this match Who knows what a victory in a best of 5 match against Rafa would have meant for his selfconfidence for other matches against him?

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Wimbledon Final 2008: If Roger could have snatched that maybe he already had 20 slams right now and 7 consecutive Wimbledon's but we'll never know.
This loss will always hurt

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16) If you could have dinner with 3 people from any time in history, whom would you invite? Why?

* Michael Jackson - Just a boy trapped in a man's body. Very kind person and I respect him in a big way. Forget Martin Luther King and stuff this guy together with Nelson Mandela made it possible for all the coloured people to get recognizion and possibilites in this world.
I didn't knew that you are a fan of him. When did you discover his music?

It must have been tough for you when he died. How did you found out about it?

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* My dad - Just one more dinner for me with him would be great. I miss him a lot for the past 6 years


There's probably a lot which you would like to tell your dad if you would have the chance, right?


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19) What is your New Years Resolution?

To finish my study, I'm in my last year and begin with my Masters.
Good luck for it

What are you studying? You might have already told it in the Federer forum but I don't remember it now

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20) When are you going to open a new tournament thread for Roger?

Haha the last 2 times weren't a success right?
Which losses can we blame on you?

I don't know at the moment which threads you have opened which didn't turned out the way we wanted

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You tell me ! Maybe the Australian Open 2011 is a new fresh start and he will rise to new heights.
Maybe we should make a contest about who should start the AO thread


Thanks for taking time to answer the questions Javier
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Most questions I'd ask would probably get me banned, so I'll have to think of new ones... Give me some time... lol.
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Even if it's just a virtual one, you got it. Wish all guys were more like you Javier!

Ok my questions for you sweetie...
Aw you are so cute I'd love a kiss. Gotta love this girl

Ok I'll start.


1) Why the name EnriqueIG8?

Enrique is my middle name. I is for Isabel, my mother's name. G is for Guillermo my dad's name and the 8 is for August the 8th month of the year, in which I was born . Sorry if it sounds a bit corny but that's what it stands for and I'm no fan of constantly changing nicknames.

By the way my full name is hold on; Javier Enrique Valentin de la Cuesta y Sarragoiti

2) How old are you?

23. Date of Birth ; 21 august 1987

3) Why did you move to The Netherlands?

As you know South of Spain isn't really a wealthy region in Europe, so the main reason was get a better life looking at the financial view.

4) Which is your best memory from Spain?

My family, the sea, the perfect weather and kindness.

5) Do you have a current girlfriend?

No I don't. I've been with my last girlfriend for 3 years and that relationship ended in February 2010. I'm on the market since then and I had my share of fun but little by little I'm looking/or am open for a new relationship at the moment. Especially since the Christmas does give you the feeling you want to share it with somebody. I am pretty picky though

6) What are your favorite bands?

Bands? Hmm I guess U2, Oasis, Bon Jovi and Boyce Avenue. But overall I like a lot of different music.
I like pop, reggaeton, latin, pop, slowjams, ballads, r&b, hiphop and dancehall the most.

7) Your favorite movies?

The best movie of this year was without a question Inception. I love to watch thrillers, comedies, action movies but also drama's or romantic movie's. I dislike Horror/Slasher movies.

My top 3 in no particulair order probably is;
John Q ( With Denzel Washington, about his son who won't get a heart transplant because of the fckd up American health insurance system )
Jerry Maguire ( With Tom Cruise, he's a sporting agent who's really ambitious but he will get fired and start his own company and in the end he succeeds )
The Green Mile ( With Tom Hanks, John Coffey do I need to say more? Amazing movie which delivers me a sore throath )

8) Do you think Nadal will achieve as much as Roger?

Well secretly I hope not because I support Roger that much more. I hope Rafa does win some more slams and that he and Roger will go down the books as the greatest ever but Roger a little bit more

9) Who's the best tennis player of all time? (not just your favorite but the one you consider the best ever)

Roger of course, statistics speak for itself. I also think if maybe Borg have played the game a little longer he could have been the one with the best statistics. I don't consider Sampras as the GOAT, though.

10) Which player do you like the least and why?

Not one in particulair but grinders, pushers basically players who live by opponent's faults.

11) What are your professional plans in life?

To open my own restaurant, to migrate again ( probably USA, and if it's possible New York City ) and finally settle down and have a wonderfull family.

12) What is the most stupid/risky thing you have ever done?

Trying to be romantic with an ex girlfriend of me who didn't like to be treated romantic. I booked a romantic weekend in Paris, but all she did was complain and she wanted to go home. Zero appreciation, that hurt a bit since I put alot of effort in it.

13) Do you regret anything?

You learn from your mistakes. I haven't make that crucial mistakes which influenced my life in a really negative way so no.

14) Now tell us the most embarrassing anecdote from your childhood.

Uhm not from my childhood, but one in my teenage years and it's a bit sexual.

My mom came in my room when I was making love to a girl, that was pretty awkwardand embarrissing




Thanks for the questions again. I enjoyed answering them and I hope you will enjoy reading them
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-As we famously remember, since you made Roger win 2009 Roland Garros, can you make sure you open Wimbledon 2011 thread
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Thanks for remembering my friend. I know right? We cheered him to his first Coupe des Mousqetaires in 2009 in my thread!

I repeated that feat during the Australian Open 2010, so maybe Wimbledon 2011 will be 3rd time lucky.

I'll do my best, but first I hope he wins AO 11!
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What would someone have to pay you to get you to sing a California Gurls (theMEESH remix)?
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Javier my buddy! Will hit you with questions soon!!!
Mike, my student and hitting partner and friend of course .

I'm ready when you are. Take your time bro.
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As you know South of Spain isn't really a wealthy region in Europe, so the main reason was get a better life looking at the financial view.
such a shame,i love southern spain
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1) Why the name EnriqueIG8?

Enrique is my middle name. I is for Isabel, my mother's name. G is for Guillermo my dad's name and the 8 is for August the 8th month of the year, in which I was born . Sorry if it sounds a bit corny but that's what it stands for and I'm no fan of constantly changing nicknames.

By the way my full name is hold on; Javier Enrique Valentin de la Cuesta y Sarragoiti

I asked you that because I thought Enrique IG meant Enrique Iglesias.
I wanted to know if you had a strange crush on him or something.

Thanks for the answers, I think I know you a little bit better now.
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