Posts Tagged ‘Madrid’

18th October
written by kat

October 18, 2006
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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18th October
written by kat

October 18, 2005
THE MODERATOR: Questions in Spanish.
Q. Was the Masters a goal here at the end of the season?
JUAN CARLOS FERRERO: Of course, it was. Defeat always hurts, especially when you play in Spain. However, it was a tough match because these matches are always difficult. Especially Mirnyi, he has this special way of playing that gives you no rhythm, no pace. You need to be careful all the time, be quick to return, see the balls quickly. The court is okay, but altitude made it very quick. I’ve only had one training session because I just arrived. However, I think I returned well, I served well, but I wasn’t able to take advantage of the second set, which seemed to be mine at the beginning. Tiebreaks tend to give the victory to good servers.

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17th October
written by kat

17 October 2004
Reigning champion Juan Carlos Ferrero is hoping to put a disappointing season behind him by retaining his crown at the Madrid Tennis Masters. Ferrero won last year’s final by defeating Chile’s Nicolas Massu in straight sets – a result that took him to number one in the ATP world rankings. The last 12 months have not been kind to the Spaniard and a combination of injuries, illness and loss of form have seen him drop to 13th in the list.
However, he will be hoping that the Madrid crowd can help him as they did last year and that he can take advantage of a slightly weaker line-up in the Madrid Masters to recapture former glory.

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15th October
written by kat

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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