Sunday, 2:00PM Rotterdam - be there!
It's Juanqui vs. Mr Potato Head!!
Awesome! Two of my favorite players.
This is gonna be close. Hewitt had a walk in the park with Henman but JCF had to fight for his win against Mirnyi. I hope JCF won't be too tired (or injured; he's always injuried, it seems) when he meets Hewitt (Mr Fit and Fabulous).
And although I wouldn't mind seeing either one win, I'll be pulling for Juanqui just a bit more. He needs a win to help rub out the pain of Houston and ending 2003 rather badly.
Hewitt is rejuvinated, still flying high on his Davis Cup win and making his best show at AO, so I'd like to see Juanqui win his first title of 2004 to catch up to Fed and Roddick.
Their head-to-head stats:
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From the ABN AMROW news section:
Things are going Richard Krajicek's way this week. A showdown between Juan Carlos Ferrero (2) and Lleyton Hewitt (6) featured high on his wish list, so heís likely to be tickled pink.
Hewitt and Ferrero are well matched. The Spaniard (1.82 m) has won eleven titles during his career. His opponent, Leyton Hewitt (1.80 m) has won twenty. The Australian has also won more prize-money: USD 11,845,647 compared to Ferrero's USD 9,232.337.
Hewitt and Ferrero have played each other seven times, and the Australian leads 4-3 in the head-to-head. He also won their last encounter in December 2003 (the final of the Davis Cup, which was played on grass). Hewitt needed five sets. Ferrero disposed of the Australian at the US Open four months earlier (in four sets).
If you're attending the final: five of their seven matches have gone to three (or more) sets.