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13th September
2004
written by kat

original article from ynet.com – translated by kat
13 September 2004
The reporter was waiting for JC in court 3 yesterday (following the practice schedule given by the China Open officials), only to find out his practice had been moved to centre court.
Yesterday afternoon at 5pm, JC appeared on centre court. On the opposite side there were fans screaming “JUAN CARLOS!” and then fans who gathered outside the players lounge also screamed “FERRERO!” in return. (co-ordinated ladies!) Within moments, the area outside the players lounge were swamped with fans and it was extremely difficult for JC to get out even when protected by security.
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3rd September
2004
written by kat

from Reuters by Simon Cambers
3 September 2004
NEW YORK, Sept 3 (Reuters) – An injured Juan Carlos Ferrero suffered his third successive early exit from a grand slam on Friday when he was beaten 7-6 4-6 6-7 6-2 6-3 in the second round of the U.S. Open by Austria’s Stefan Koubek.
Last year’s losing finalist struggled with an adductor injury from the end of the third set and despite battling bravely, Ferrero was powerless to stop Koubek from reaching the third round at Flushing Meadows for the first time.
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3rd September
2004
written by kat

from ChannelNewsAsia.com
3 September 2004
NEW YORK : Spain’s Juan Carlos Ferrero, last year’s runner-up, was upset by Austria’s Stefan Koubek 7-6 (7/2), 4-6, 6-7 (6/8), 6-2, 6-3 in the second round of the 17.8 million dollar US Open.
This was the third match in the past couple of months between them, with the 27-year-old Koubek now having won two of those.
Ferrero, the 2003 Roland Garros champion, was playing in the US Open for the sixth straight year. Ferrero has been hobbled by injuries and illness after a stellar season last year.
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3rd September
2004
written by kat

from BBC.co.uk
3 September 2004
Juan Carlos Ferrero’s miserable season continued when he was beaten in the US Open second round by Stefan Koubek.

Koubek upset the 2003 runner-up 7-6 (7-2) 4-6 6-7 (6-8) 6-2 6-3.
Ferrero, who has struggled with his fitness for most of the season, had treatment for a leg injury straight after winning the third set.
Koubek seized his chance to level the match and though Ferrero had a 2-0 lead in the decider, Koubek won five games in a row before clinching the win.
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31st August
2004
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from the official US Open website by Ranon Masliyah
31 August 2004
The match was played in Louis Armstrong Stadium, but there was nothing Louis Armstrong about it — that is, until the fourth set. Unforced errors, disputed calls and a match that lasted almost five hours nearly overshadowed what could have been the biggest upset through two days of the US Open, as No. 7 Juan Carlos Ferrero, a 2003 Open finalist, needed five dramatic sets to outlast qualifier Tomas Zib, 4-6, 7-5, 7-6 (8-6), 6-7 (7-4), 6-3, in first round play Tuesday.
It was just Zib’s second overall appearance at Flushing Meadows, and his first since losing in the first round in 1999.
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20th August
2004
written by kat

from Tennis-x.com by Richard Vach
20 August 2004
Juan Carlos Ferrero is hot.
That’s what I hear, anyway. From the wife, from the multitude of fan websites, from the chattering smiley-face-posting teens on the discussion boards.
Those eyes. That hair. Women post mini-novels on the Spaniard’s physical attributes, which is interesting since “The Mosquito” or “Chavalito” (little kid) or as he’s termed in the U.S. by many male tennis fans, “That Skinny-Ass Kid from Spain,” are not the most physically endearing of nicknames.
Perhaps it’s that particularly wiry frame that has contributed to the Spaniard’s fall from grace in 2004. Succumbing to a host of injuries (and illnesses) this year, the six-foot 160-pounds-soaking-wet Ferrero is now only a few hundred points from tumbling out of the Top 10, this only eight months after he was challenging for the year-end No. 1 ranking at the end of 2003.
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