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18th October
2006
written by kat

ATP MASTER SERIES MADRID
October 18, 2006
MADRID, SPAIN
Q. Juan Carlos, what are your feelings after the match?
JUAN CARLOS FERRERO: Well, a very poor sensation. He’s a player that does not allow you much rest on the court. And to play against him in this indoor court has never been easy.

I don’t know if I had to play a high game, a low game. I didn’t know. I was quite uncomfortable.
Q. This last part of the season you have been training hard. However, things have not been smooth for you. What do you think the problem has been.
JUAN CARLOS FERRERO: The last matches have been defeated on the third set. So I have not been lucky because I have been playing well lately. However, to be disqualified in the first rounds makes you lose confidence in yourself. Maybe I’m not in the best moment of my career.
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20th August
2006
written by kat

WESTERN & SOUTHERN FINANCIAL GROUP MASTERS
August 20, 2006
CINCINNATI, OHIO
THE MODERATOR: Questions.
Q. Juan Carlos, what positives do you take away from this week?
JUAN CARLOS FERRERO: Well, I think all. I take everything. I take the matches that I play. I take the guys that I beat. I take the level that I leave from this tournament. I think I go with a lot of confidence to New York.

And, you know, last year I lost in the first round against Clement and this year I have no points to defend, so it’s a good opportunity to get up in the ranking a little bit more. Because I think I’m finished now at 18 or something like this, so is a good chance.
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19th August
2006
written by kat

WESTERN & SOUTHERN FINANCIAL GROUP MASTERS
August 19, 2006
CINCINNATI, OHIO
THE MODERATOR: Juan Carlos will be appearing in his 25th career final, the first of this year. Also trying to win his first title since winning the ATP Masters Series- Madrid in 2003. It’s also his second career final in the U.S.; he reached the 2003 US Open final.
Questions for Juan Carlos.

Q. How does it feel to be back in a Masters Series final?
JUAN CARLOS FERRERO: I felt very, very happy, you know. You know, I have confidence that I could win this match, but maybe not in these two sets. It was a little bit easier than I thought because, you know, Tommy, he’s playing pretty good, and he was winning also his matches in two sets during the whole week. He won yesterday very good match against Ljubicic, who is a specialist on hard court.

So I expect to have a very hard job today, but finally I think I start pretty good with this first set. You know, I felt pretty good in the second, as well. Also in his time-out with the official, you know, I have a little bit, you know, doubts the way I play, if I have to play aggressive or not, he’s gonna miss or not, you know. But finally I play good.
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18th August
2006
written by kat

WESTERN & SOUTHERN FINANCIAL GROUP MASTERS
August 18, 2006
CINCINNATI, OHIO
THE MODERATOR: Questions, please.
Q. Was that the best match you’ve played in a long time? Can you remember the last time you’ve played this well?
JUAN CARLOS FERRERO: Well, I was playing pretty well in the last two months. I didn’t get a result, but I felt very good in the court in the matches.
Anyway, today I felt really comfortable in the court and with a lot of confidence with my forehand. That was one of the keys of the match, you know. I did a lot of points, I make a lot of points with my forehand all the time, and I try to get it in the court and try to get the point quickly because, you know, he moves very well in the court and it’s also difficult to get the point in this kind of surface.
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17th August
2006
written by kat

WESTERN & SOUTHERN FINANCIAL GROUP MASTERS
August 17, 2006
CINCINNATI, OHIO
THE MODERATOR: Questions, please.
Q. You had a bit of misfortune previously against Nadal. What is it about him that makes it so difficult for you specifically?
JUAN CARLOS FERRERO: Yeah, well, is difficult for everybody I think, no? Is winning a lot of matches, no? Is not only for me.
I think he moves very well in any surface. You know, to win a point against him, you have to hit the ball really good two, three or four times.
And, you know, I feel very good here. The court I think give me a little bit more chances because is fast. And if I serve good, I think I will have more chances to win.
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16th August
2006
written by kat

WESTERN & SOUTHERN FINANCIAL GROUP MASTERS
August 16, 2006
CINCINNATI, OHIO
THE MODERATOR: Questions, please, for Juan Carlos.
Q. Five in the world, big win. You’ve been there, obviously. Was everything clicking today? It was 2 and 4, the score. Seemed to go really well in your favor today?
JUAN CARLOS FERRERO: Well, I think, you know, was not today. I was practicing very well these two weeks in — since I came to United States.
Anyway, last week I lost against Gonz├ílez, but I think he play really good. I couldn’t do anything. But I was playing really good so, you know, I keep practicing well. Today, finally, I could make a great win and great tennis.

So I think it felt really good in the court. I did everything in the court – play solid, play strong, stronger than him, I think, because he likes to play very, very aggressive all the time. And, you know, I try to take first advantage in the point and I think was the key.
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