Posts Tagged ‘2001’

26th August
2001
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Taken from the Official ATP Tour website
26 August 2001
It may not be much of a surprise to see a Spaniard among the contenders to pick up the major honors on the ATP circuit, but a Spanish victory on hard courts was a rare occurrence until recent years.
As the US Open begins on Monday, young prodigy Juan Carlos Ferrero will be hoping to become the first Spaniard to win the title since Manuel Orantes in 1975, and with four titles and a 47-13 record in 2001, he is well equipped to do so.
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15th May
2001
written by kat

Taken from the Official ATP Tour website
15 May 2001
No. 8 seed Juan Carlos Ferrero came from behind to beat top-seed and the world’s top clay court player Gustavo Kuerten 3-6, 6-1, 2-6, 6-4, 6-2, to capture his biggest career title at the Tennis Masters Series Roma.
The 3 hour, 4 minute battle might be an early championship preview of what to expect at Roland Garros next month. Kuerten came into the final with a 24-1 record on clay this season while Ferrero was 16-1. The two played in the semifinals at Roland Garros last year and the Brazilian prevailed in five sets.
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30th April
2001
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Taken from the Official ATP Tour website
30 April 2001
New Balls Please star Juan Carlos Ferrero captured his third title of the ATP season with a marathon five-set win against fellow countryman Carlos Moya in Barcelona.
Ferrero, who saved two match points in his first round win against Adrian Voinea, won the Open Seat Godo 2001 with a 4-6, 7-5, 6-3, 3-6, 7-5 victory in a match that lasted 4 hours, 9 minutes in front of a capacity crowd at the Real Club de Tenis.
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16th April
2001
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Taken from the Official Estoril Open website
16 April 2001
In an all-Spanish shootout, top seeded Juan Carlos Ferrero battled past compatriot qualifier Felix Mantilla 7-6(3), 4-6, 6-3 to win the Estoril Open.
“I came here with a goal to win this tournament, I did it and I’m very happy. Physically it was a terrible match. He (Mantilla) is playing so good and he is going to rise to the top again.” Ferrero said after the match.
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5th March
2001
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Taken from the Official ATP Tour website
5 March 2001
Juan Carlos Ferrero captured the second ATP title of his career when his top seeded opponent Marat Safin was forced to retire with a back injury 52 minutes into the final of the Dubai Tennis Championships.
Ferrero, the seventh seed from Spain, was leading 6-2, 3-1 in the battle of the New Balls Please stars when Safin decided he could no longer continue. The 21-year-old Russian incurred the injury during his semifinal win over Thomas Johansson.
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6th January
2001
written by kat

From the June 2001 issue of TENNIS Magazine
6 January 2001

By Cindy Shmerler

Increíble. It’s a word that rolls off the tongue of Juan Carlos Ferrero with the same ease that he rolls topspin forehand passing shots beyond the racquets of net-rushing opponents. ‘We use it a lot in Spain,’ the 21-year-old says of the Spanish word that means incredible and unbelievable and everything in between. ‘We all say it. And right now, I really mean it.’
To Ferrero, life is increíble, his tennis is increíble, his bright blue Porsche 911 is increíble, and, most especially, Spain’s victory over Australia in last year’s Davis Cup final was increíble.
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