Posts Tagged ‘Indian Wells’

18th March
written by kat

Pacific Life Open (Indian Wells)
18 March 2008
J. Ferrero/M. Ancic 7-5 4-6 7-6
An interview with: JUAN CARLOS FERRERO
JUAN CARLOS FERRERO: I’m very happy about my game today. I played very well. I think whole match was a good match until the end. I couldn’t finish, I think, first because I had a lot of chances in the third set, 15 40 and also to advantage to try to break his serve. And at the end, I was 6 4 down in the tiebreak, and was funny to play. I think I enjoy it.
Q. Juan Carlos you’re 28 now. Ten years past Roland Garros junior final. Five years will be your anniversary for the win. What keeps you motivated and going on a day to day basis?
JUAN CARLOS FERRERO: Sometimes it’s difficult, for sure, because you travel a lot, and sometimes the matches are going the way that you don’t like. But, anyway, I love tennis, and I enjoying playing tennis yet, so it’s the key to keep working.

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11th March
written by kat

11 March 2004
Second-seeded Juan Carlos Ferrero of Spain has withdrawn from the Pacific Life Open, it was announced today by tournament officials. Ferrero has contracted chickenpox and will not compete here because of the illness.
Ferrero, who is No. 2 in the INDESIT ATP Entry Rankings, will be replaced in the main draw by Jeff Salzenstein as the ‘Lucky Loser’ Salzenstein was the highest-ranked player to lose in the final round of the qualifying draw. By rule, he moves into the draw spot formerly occupied by Gaston Gaudio of Argentina, who is awarded the No. 33 seed and replaces Ferrero’s spot on the bottom line of the draw.
Tournament physician Dr. Ken Anderson examined Ferrero at his local hotel room on Wednesday and diagnosed the illness.
“I found out yesterday that I had the chickenpox,” said Ferrero from his hotel room on Thursday afternoon. “Sometimes things happen and you can’t do anything about it. I am disappointed because I was looking forward to playing here.”
Salzenstein will play wild card Alex Bogomolov Jr in the first round, while Gaudio receives a bye into the second round and will face the winner of Wayne Ferreira vs. Igor Andreev.
Main draw play at the Pacific Life Open begins on Friday and continues through Sunday, March 21.

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