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Old 10-01-2005, 02:10 AM   #1
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SINGLES CAREER TITLES (17):

1994--Buenos Aires
1997--Estoril, Rome, Stuttgart Outdoor
1998--Dubai, Gstaad, Indianapolis, Lyon, Singles Championship
2000--Gstaad, Indian Wells, Kitzbuhel, Toulouse, Washington, ***Sydney Olympics (Bronze medallist w/Costa), Copa Davis ESP
2001--Amsterdam
2002--Gstaad, Kitzbuhel

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2002 Kitzbuhel Final d JC Ferrero 64 61 64
Alex records his first win over the Mosquito!

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2002 Gstaad F d Gaudio 63 76(3) 76(3)









Here's a nice interview with Alex from the BBC!
BBC Interview with Alex Corretja Gstaad 2002


And a BBC match report.
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2001 Amsterdam F d El Aynaoui 63 57 76(0) 36 64

[Anyone know where I can find a photo with trophy?]
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[Anyone know where I can find a photo with trophy?]
Here it is
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Yeah great thread!!!


aaaaaaw wouldnt we all love to win a big @ sign I swear some trophies....
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Aww... thank you Hybrid! I knew one of us Alex fans could come up w the goods!!

I shall continue this thread, don't worry! We owe it to Alex's great success in his career, which we pray, is not yet over.
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I shall continue this thread, don't worry! We owe it to Alex's great success in his career, which we pray, is not yet over.
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2000 Washington F Corretja d Agassi 6-2 6-3

Monday, 21 August, 2000, 04:51 GMT 05:51 UK
Corretja defeats Agassi in style

Alex Corretja sensationally outclassed top-seeded Andre Agassi to win the Legg Mason Tennis Classic in Washington.
The Spanish star needed just 72 minutes to seal the win, winning 6-2,6-3.

While Corretja played some of the best tennis of his career, Agassi was left to rue an erratic performance which included 38 unforced errors and four double faults.

Not surprisingly, the American lost his temper during the match, smashing his racket against his foot.

"Of course Andre didn't play his best tennis, but it is always the same when one guy plays well the other is difficult to get through," said the second-seeded Corretja.

Unbeatable
"If he always played his best, he would be unbeatable."

Agassi's first sign of faltering came when he was serving at 2-3 in the first set. Facing a break point, Agassi double faulted, something he would do again in the set while serving at 2-5.

At only one stage did the US Open champion seem ready to get back in the match, when winning five consecutive points in the second set's opening game to break Corretja's serve. However, the 26-year-old Spaniard responded by breaking Agassi right back in the next game.

"The guy played an obscene game. He came in and made a couple of beautiful backhand volleys up the line," Agassi said.

The guy played an obscene game. He came in and made a couple of beautiful backhand volleys up the line

Andre Agassi : "He played well to stop the momentum."

Agassi's discontent was illustrated at 1-1 in the second set, when a forehand error into the net prompted him to slam the strings of his racket into his foot twice, severely altering the shape of the racket. After Corretja held, the new racket was banged against Agassi's equipment bag during the changeover.

Sorry

"It was not a good day for me. I'm sorry for ... breaking a couple of rackets," said Agassi.

"I was just really upset because I wasn't executing when the shot was there and I was trying to do something special when the shot wasn't."

Sunday's match was the first time on the ATP Tour this year the top two seeds have met in the final.

The day only got worse for Agassi, as he and Sargis Sargsian of Armenia lost the doubles final to the top-seeded team of Alex O'Brien and Jared Palmer, 7-5, 6-1.

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2000 Kitzbuhel F Corretja d Alvarez 6-3 6-1 3-0

Sunday, 30 July, 2000, 14:36 GMT 15:36 UK
Corretja grabs glory in Austria

Corretja picked up his third ATP title of the year


Austrian Open final, Kitzbuehel
A Corretja bt E Alavarez (ret) 6-3 6-1 3-0

Spaniard Alex Corretja swept to his third title of the year picking up the Austrian Open at the expense of countryman Emilio Alvarez who retired before the completion of the third set.

Alvarez seemed to be suffering from a shoulder injury throughout the match and drew the attention of the referee to his problem with Corretja two sets up and 3-0 in the third.

But Corretja was the clear favourite to lift the Austrian prize and Alvarez would have found it difficult to beat the Davis Cup star, fit or otherwise.

In a rain-affected first set Corretja cruised to 6-3 to give him the advantage in what was the third all-Spanish final at Kitzbuehel in five years.

Corretja, who won the Masters series event at Indian Wells before victory in Gstaad, broke Alvarez in the second and fourth games of the second set to give him a 2-0 lead before his opponent broke down in the third.

It was the 26-year-old's 12th win on the ATP Tour, collecting a £80,000 cheque for his troubles.
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2000 Gstaad F Corretja (Spa) bt Puerta (Arg) 6-1 6-3

Monday, 17 July, 2000, 12:34 GMT
Corretja on a Swiss roll

Corretja picked up his second Swiss Open title in three years


Spaniard Alex Corretja picked up his second Swiss Open title in three years at the expense of Argentina's Mariano Puerta.

Persistent rain during the tournament meant that the final had to be delayed by a day.

Corretja took just over an hour on Monday to brush aside his South American opponent who was the eighth seed in the tournament.

The Spaniard, who had won in Indian Wells earlier this season, broke Puerta's serve twice to take a 5-0 lead and then went on to win the set in just 29 minutes.

Crunch tie

Corretja broke serve in the fourth game of the second set as Puerta crumbled in front of the Gstaad crowd.

"Mariano didn't play his best match today but for me that was good because I was tired," said Corretja.

"After all the rain the conditions were very different today, very fast."

Corretja flew off immediately after the match to join his team-mates for their crunch tie against the United States in the Davis Cup.
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2000 Indian Wells F Corretja d Enqvist 6-4, 6-4, 6-3

Sunday, 19 March, 2000, 23:03 GMT
Corretja takes Masters crown


Alex Corretja was unseded for the tournament

Unseeded Alex Corretja claimed the Indian Wells Masters series men's singles crown with a 6-4 6-4 6-3 victory over Thomas Enqvist on Sunday.
The Spaniard, who finished 1999 ranked 26th after rising to third at the end of a stellar 1998, took exactly two hours to overcome the 10th-seeded Swede, who appeared flat after his drawn out semi-final victory over 1999 champion Mark Philippoussis on Saturday evening.

"I don't know if I'm back, but if I win Indian Wells, the first Masters Series event, it shows I'm doing pretty well."-Alex Corretja

"Once you go onto the court against Thomas Enqvist in a best of five match, you know it's going to be tough," Corretja said.
"Maybe he was a little tired after his match on Saturday. Fortunately for me he made some mistakes, and I was playing some very good tennis."

Enqvist, who needed seven match points to subdue Philippoussis on Saturday, commited 51 unforced errors, finally giving up the match with a double fault on Corretja's second match point.

Enqvist commited 51 unforced errors

The 25-year-old Spaniard broke early in each of the first two sets, in the third game of the first and in the first game of the second.
Enqvist grabbed the early break in the second game of the third, but gave it right back as he netted a backhand volley.

Corretja broke in the fifth to take a 3-2 lead, Enqvist saving two break points in that game - despite three double faults - before netting a forehand.

Corretja said the victory in the $2.95m event - the first of the elite Masters Series tournaments - was special not only because of his struggles last year, but also because it confirmed that he and his fellow Spaniards are not limited to claycourt success.

"It's always special to win on hardcourts," he said. "We're claycourt specialists. Growing up in Barcelona we play always on clay.

"When we show we can win on hardcourts they have more respect for us."

It was Corretja's first victory since he won the ATP Tour World Championships at the end of 1998.
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Tuesday, March 21, 2000
Spaniard conquers illness to win title

INDIAN WELLS, California -- Alex Corretja signalled his re-emergence after a year battling illness with a 6-4, 6-4, 6-3 victory over Thomas Enqvist in the final of 2000's first Tennis Masters Series event here on Sunday.

The unseeded Spaniard, who finished 1999 ranked 26th after rising to third at the end of a stellar 1998, took exactly two hours to overcome the 10th-seeded Swede, who looked flat after a long drawn out semi-final victory over 1999 champion Mark Philippoussis on Saturday evening.

Enqvist, who needed seven match points to subdue Philippoussis on Saturday, commited 51 unforced errors, finally giving up the match with a double fault on Corretja's second match point.

Corretja, who had to win six matches in seven days to claim the title in the $2,95 million event, admitted that as Enqvist served to save the match, he was hoping for such an error.

"I was praying for him to double fault again," Corretja said.

Corretja broke early in each of the first two sets -- in the third game of the first and in the first game of the second.

Enqvist grabbed the early break in the second game of the third, but gave it right back as he netted a backhand volley.

"Even when he broke me in the third set he was not in the match anymore," Corretja said.

"He was not mentally focused in the third set. He was serving second serve, like 115mph. I knew some double faults would come."

"I was not fit enough to run around the baseline as I usually do," said Enqvist, whose left leg was sore in the wake of the Philippoussis match.

Corretja upset two-time US Open champion Pat Rafter in the second round and battled back from a 4-0 deficit in the first set against Fabrice Santoro in the third.

He went into the match prepared for a long one, but when he saved Enqvist's only break point against him in the second set with a superb backhand down the line, he started to sense he could take the Swede in straight sets.

Corretja earned the decisive break in the fifth game of the third set.

Enqvist saved two break points in that game -- despite three double faults as he sought to stay out of the tiring rallies -- before netting a forehand.

Corretja, the first Spaniard to win here since Jose Higueras in 1983, said the victory was special not only because of his struggles last year, but also because it confirmed that he and his compatriots aren't limited to claycourt success.

"It's always special to win on hardcourts," he said.

It was Corretja's first victory since he won the ATP World Championships at the end of 1998.

That year he also reached his first Grand Slam final at the French Open, winning a total of five titles in seven finals.

But the hangover from so many matches and the increased demands on his time by sponsors and media, cost him in 1999 as he battled debilitating fatigue first thought to be caused by a virus.

In the end, Corretja said, what he needed most was rest and a bit of recreation with his friends, followed by a renewed commitment to the game.

This year Corretja reached the semi-finals in Sydney, hit a bit of a lull when he was ousted in the second round of the Australian Open and rebounded with a solid performance in Spain's Davis Cup first round against Italy and a run to the quarter-finals at Scottsdale, Arizona, last week. -- Sapa-AFP
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Default Re: The Alex Corretja Trophy Room

Okay, maybe not a real trophy...but this was on display, with stuff from other Spanish players as well.

Alex's shoes and shirt
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L Carlita, thanks SO much for that pic! Makes me a little sad tho...
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