Posts Tagged ‘2002’

9th November
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from the official Tennis Masters Cup Shanghai website
9 November 2002
He proved that earlier this year when he defeated Carlos Moya to capture the title in Hong Kong, his second win of 2002. But now, in Shanghai, the fiery Spaniard will be aiming for the biggest win of his career, a triumph at the Tennis Masters Cup.

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25th October
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from Eurosport
25 October 2002
Second seeded Juan Carlos Ferrero on Thursday consolidated his claims for an automatic qualifying place for the end-of-season Masters Cup when he brushed aside the challenge of Nicolas Thomann 6-4 6-2 at the Swiss Indoors tournament.
Ferrero, who beat Swiss wild card Marc Rosset in two tight sets in the first round on Wednesday, had little difficulty in disposing of the Frenchman and claiming a quarter-final meeting with fellow-Spaniard Felix Mantilla.

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15th October
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Taken from the official TMS Madrid website
15 October 2002
Spain’s tennis sensation Juan Carlos Ferrero and American Andy Roddick took part in an early morning tour of Madrid Monday in a 1954 Mercedes-Benz Adenauer roadster, as part of a promotion to launch the inaugural Tennis Masters Madrid.
Cruising with the cabriolet top down, the two popular stars traveled in style to the famous Palacio de Oriente, a royal palace, via the Gran Vía. Also joining Roddick and Ferrero on the Mercedes-Benz tour was Manolo Santana, the tournament director. Roddick and Ferrero are just two of the big names in the main singles draw at this year’s Madrid event, which begins with first-round action Monday.

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30th September
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Taken from South China Morning Post – by Alvin Sallay
30 September 2002
Juan Carlos Ferrero will go down in Hong Kong history as the last man standing at the Salem Open. The young Spanish master was numero uno as the curtain sadly came down on the SAR’s 13 year affair with professional tennis at Victoria Park last night.
Ferrero, 22, defeated countryan Carlos Moya to win the 2002 title 6-3 1-6 7-6(7-4) in two hours of baseline tennis, stretched out by long rallies. The crowd called out for more, or was it Mo-ya? but Ferrero was not to be denied his date with destiny.

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9th May
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Taken from the Official ATP Tour website
Extract from ATP Insider – 9 May 2002
IN ROME…Italy’s DAVIDE SANGUINETTI was a guest on the Buona Domenica show on Canale 5 with popular Italian presenter Maurizio Costanzo on Sunday afternoon. At the end of his appearance, Sanguinetti presented Costanzo with a racquet and invited him to play tennis. … MARAT SAFIN fought his way through the crowds to sign autographs at La Gazzetta dello Sport stand, where there were hundreds of fans chanting his name as they waited for him to arrive. … Players practicing at the Due Ponti Club donated items to the Tennis for Africa charity. The ‘Tennis Day Africa’ was organized to raise funds to build schools and hospitals in Sierra Leone, Mozambique and Guinea Bussau. Players taking part included DAVIDE SANGUINETTI, MOSE NAVARRA, MARK PHILIPPOUSSIS, JAMES BLAKE, FEDERICO LUZZI, HICHAM ARAZI, THOMAS JOHANSSON, ALBERT PORTAS, SEBASTIEN GROSJEAN, JUAN CARLOS FERRERO and ALBERT COSTA.

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9th May
written by kat

Moya supports Ferrero
Taken from (CNN & Sports Illustrated)
9 May 2002
ROME (Reuters) — World No. 3 Juan Carlos Ferrero has blasted organizers of the Rome Masters tournament and the ruling body of men’s tennis (ATP) for discriminating against Spanish players.
“I feel that the Spanish are not being treated in the right way and it’s about time some of the Spanish players turned up and said something about the conditions of where they’re made to play,” Ferrero said on Thursday.
The Spaniard, seeded third and defending champion, was annoyed after being relegated to court six for his third-round defeat to Croatian Ivan Ljubicic on Wednesday.

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