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Correjta spanks the Cold Fish!!!! :eek:



KITZBUEHEL, Austria (AP) -- Alex Corretja beat French Open finalist Juan Carlos Ferrero 6-4, 6-1, 6-3 Sunday to win the $1 million Generali Open for the second time.

Corretja, a Spaniard seeded eighth, knocked off French Open champion and top-seeded Albert Costa in the quarterfinals en route to his 17th career ATP Tour title.

He also won this clay-court event in 2000.

"I think I played one of my best tennis tournaments this year. I beat three of the top players on clay. Now I just feel incredibly happy," Corretja said.

He's the first player to win the Generali Open without dropping a set since Filip Dewulf of Belgium in 1997.

"Not dropping a set is incredible. I hope next time I do drop one, I will not smash my racket against the fence," said Corretja, who won $140,000 to push his career earnings near $10 million.

The Cold Fish had 43 unforced errors. :eek:
 

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Jesus, I didnt notice he hadnt drop a set! :eek:
Wow, he used to play well on the hard courts too, I hope this gives him confidence!
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Congrats, Alex!
 

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not only did he not drop a set but the scores were incredible. Ferrero must still be wondering what hit him! ;)
 

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Actually, tennischick, Ferrero does know what hit him. Alex whacked the ball straight into his body at the net and then apologies profusely. Juanqui tried to dodge the bullet but couldn't. That must have hurt. He was already being spanked. :mad:

I feel sorry for Juanqui (ooops, I must be in the wrong thread) :sad:.

But good for Alex! :D

Btw, no Spanish player can be sushi, imo. Not even the perpetually forlorn Ferrero. ;)
 

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Ferrero is the exception, trust me Layla. then again wasn't he raised on hardcourts while the rest of the Spaniards dutifully inhaled dirt? ;)

i don't mind it when the guys go for each other at the net like that. they can handle it. i have a harder time when i see one of the Amazons on the WTAtour doing this to a Meilen Tu or someone equally petite. i know that i have a double standard on this issue and may quite possibly be being quite sexist. i wonder if i can get Alex to spank me for this..:eek: !
 

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What's with Ferrero and finals? I am shocked that he now gets blown out in finals by players he is better than. That point is indesputable! :eek:

I'm with TC! :bounce: I don't mind it when the men go for each other with the ball. As long as it's below the shoulders. But I don't like it when when the "Amazons", as TC calls them, go after the lightweights of women's tennis. That's so unecessary! :mad:

Tennischick, do you really want a spanking because of your double standard? ;) The line will be long! :eek:
 

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I wasn't trying to suggest that I mind Alex slamming that ball into his body. I'm acutally glad he was in such an agressive mood. I just suggested Ferrero knew what hit him (i.e. Alex). I was trying to be funny and apparently failed miserably. :sad:

the cat - Ferrero did beat a red hot, albeit sligtly injured, Moya in Monte Carlo, so not all his finals were a disaster. In his defence, Alex played some of his best tennis that day. I know that's a tired phrase, but it was never more true. And so did Costa in RG. Some of the things they did shouldn't be allowed. :) Don't you find it peculiar that in RG Costa totally destroyed both Alex and Juanqui, and now Alex did exactly the same to Costa and Juanqui?

You're right about one thing though. Juanqui has a bit of a mental problem at the moment. He seemed nervous and unsure of himself in both finals, and he kept making really strange mistakes. I can understand why he would do so in RG. He was injured, not just his ankle, he tore an abdominal muscle as well, which made it hard for him to serve and as a result lost his confidence. But there was no excuse for him serving badly in Kitzbuhl, he was perfectly fit. Maybe he became demoralised when he saw how well Alex was playing.

Ferrero needs to build his confidence fast, and getting to a final again can only help him, so here's hoping that he finally gets out of his slump once and for all. :)
 

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"Ferrero is the exception, trust me Layla. then again wasn't he raised on hardcourts while the rest of the Spaniards dutifully inhaled dirt?"

He did play on hard courts a lot untill he was 14.
 

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hey Layla, how did you become a senior member so fast? :eek:

i agree about ferrero's new tentativeness and i suspect that that may be part of the legacy of being injured. you end up scared to death that you may re-injure yourself and end up playing a more constrained game as a result, instead of hitting out as freely as you did before. it's a mental thing. i hope he gets past it. Rebecca needs someone to root for after all. and i need someone to torment her with...;) ;)
 

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Rebecca needs someone to root for after all. and i need someone to torment her with...;) ;)
lol

I became a senior one night when I played games way too long. ;) Besides, I post a lot and I'm here all the time.

I totally agree with you about the injury factor. It is the root of all Ferrero's evils. :fiery:

But Rebecca will always root for Juanqui, no matter how low she drops in the rankings, right Becca? ;)
 

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I certaintly hope "she" ;) doesn't drop too far in the rankings, but yes for course I will.

Unless I find out he is a despicable person who steals candy from babies :eek: I will root for him :D

As for the root of all Ferrero's evils, I like to blame that on Younes.
 

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Younes :fiery:

I wince every time I hear his name. :rolleyes: Who do you think Ferrero was playing when he was struck by one of his injuries in Dubai?

Sorry, I didn't mean to turn Juanqui into a woman. :eek: That would be a sad loss indeed.
 

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You're right Layla! Not all of Ferrero's finals this year been disasters. But I think we expected more of JCF this year. And he hasn't delivered. Becoming a great player in men's tennis is truly very difficult ! :eek:
 

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From all this, he gets injured again.:(
 

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:( Alex is injured? :( I wanted to see him in Toronto :sad:


the cat - Ferrero missed the aussie season injured, and had many first round losses on clay - but did reaach two finals and win a masters series.

he isn't doing as well as some had expected, but he's doing alright considering the injuries.

He is still pretty safe at number 6 in the race.
 

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His abdominal pain has resurfaced.:(
 

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Layla said:
Younes :fiery:

I wince every time I hear his name. :rolleyes: Who do you think Ferrero was playing when he was struck by one of his injuries in Dubai?

Sorry, I didn't mean to turn Juanqui into a woman. :eek: That would be a sad loss indeed.
hey you two stop picking on Younes. it's not his fault that the Cold Fish is terrified of him. i believe it's the afro. that's what gives Juanquess grief. :angel: :angel:
 
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