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26th April
written by kat

Marat Safin survives a thriller against Gaudio
from the official ATP website
26 April 2003
Spanish stars, Juan Carlos Ferrero and Carlos Moya, both moved closer to a rendezvous in the final of the Open SEAT Godo 2003 in Barcelona Friday when each of them notched straight set victories over their quarterfinal opponents. Ferrero, who has now won 10 consecutive matches in the month of April since losing to Marcelo Rios at the NASDAQ-100 Open, defeated No. 7 seed Gustavo Kuerten, while Moya defeated the only unseeded player left in the draw.
Ferrero took the first set and broke Kuerten in his final service game to win 6-4, 6-4 and move into the semifinals of the event for the third time in four years. Moya had little trouble with Estoril champion Nikolay Davydenko, winning 6-3, 6-4. Davydenko broke Moya to start the match, but the Spaniard’s all-court game, mixing drop shots and forehand winners, overwhelmed the 21-year-old Russian, who has captured two ATP titles this year. Moya is into his fourth ATP semifinal on the year.

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25th April
written by kat

Marat Safin Also Reaches Quarterfinals
from the official ATP website
25 April 2003
Top seeded Juan Carlos Ferrero defeated Italian qualifier Filippo Volandri Thursday at the Open SEAT Godo 2003 in Barcelona, while two other Spaniards also advanced into Friday’s quarterfinals. After going down 4-0 in the first set, Volandri fought back, but Ferrero closed out the first and moved into the quarterfinals of a tournament for the fifth time in 2003 with a 6-4, 6-4, victory.
Volandri, who has qualified for two consecutive tournaments, going 9-2 during that time and breaking into the Top 100, will likely move up another five positions when the ATP Rankings come out on Monday.
Ferrero next faces Gustavo Kuerten, who received a walkover when ninth-seeded Younes El Aynaoui withdrew from the event due to a throat and ear infection. Kuerten’s coach, Larri Passos, had originally wanted to avoid telling him that El Aynaoui was forced to withdraw from the tournament, so that Kuerten would be very focused in the morning practice. But El Aynaoui had already explained the situation and word got out that Kuerten had received a walkover.

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30th April
written by kat

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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