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21st April
2007
written by kat

Masters Series Monte Carlo
21 April 2007
R. FEDERER /J. Ferrero 6-3, 6-4
Interview de: JUAN CARLOS FERRERO
THE MODERATOR: Questions, please.
Q. One point away from 4 1 Roger seemed to (indiscernible). The match seemed to change after that. Was that also your perception?
JUAN CARLOS FERRERO: Yeah, it was a big change. That ball was very important to me to win it because it was 4 1 and to serve, and I think the history of the first set maybe it turns a little bit.
After this, he start to play more aggressive and he won like seven points in the row very easy hitting the ball so hard, and I couldn’t have the chance to fight.
Sometimes with him, you know, you have the feeling that you are so bad because when he start to play amazing it’s really difficult to follow his rhythm of the game.
But that ball was very important I think for the first set. I mean, it’s not the history of the whole match, but it was very important.
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20th April
2007
written by kat

Masters Series Monte Carlo
20 April 2007
J. FERRERO/R. Gasquet 5-7, 7-5, 6-2
Interview de: JUAN CARLOS FERRERO
THE MODERATOR: Questions, please.
Q. Obviously the game at 4 2 in the second set was the key, the turning point.
JUAN CARLOS FERRERO: Yeah, of course. It was very important to win this point because, you know, I start to smile a little bit more and start to enjoy a little bit more inside the match.
And also I start to, I think, hit the ball stronger than I did at the beginning of the game and I start to dominate him more than at the beginning of the match. So I think it was very important, this game and this point.
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19th April
2007
written by kat

Masters Series Monte Carlo
19 April 2007
J. C. FERRERO/I. Andreev 6-3, 6-3
An interview with: JUAN CARLOS FERRERO
THE MODERATOR: Questions, please.
Q. It’s a good win for you against a strong guy, strong player?
JUAN CARLOS FERRERO: Yes, of course. I’m very happy today because since the beginning of the match I felt so good, the ball. I felt so good in the court.
I knew him pretty well, and I knew before the match that I have to play very good tennis to beat him because he’s so strong.
He hit the ball so strong, and with his forehand he can beat anybody. So, you know, I’m pretty happy for the win.
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20th April
2004
written by kat

from Tennis Week
20 April 2004
The top seed bottomed out in Monte Carlo today. Two-time defending champion Juan Carlos Ferrero fell in the first round of the first Masters Series clay-court event to compatriot Alex Corretja, who scored a 6-2, 6-3 victory.
A wild card entrant into this event, Corretja advanced to a second-round meeting with Russia’s Nikolay Davydenko, who defeated Mariano Zabaleta, 6-2, 6-4.
It was only the second time in six matches Corretja conquered Ferrero. He previously beat his former Davis Cup teammate in the 2002 Kitzbuhel final on clay.
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21st April
2003
written by kat

from AFP
21 April 2003
MONACO, (AFP) – The French Open is more than a month away but men’s tennis is already deep into Hispanic mode with Juan Carlos Ferrero having pocketed a second straight Monte Carlo Masters Series title on Sunday at the expense of Argentine Guillermo Coria. Ferrero’s 6-2, 6-2 win means he can confidently hope to keep the Roland Garros crown in Spanish hands by succeeding Albert Costa, the man who beat him in last year’s Paris final.
The claycourt Armada now heads home from Monaco to Barcelona, where many of the top Spaniards are based and which has turned into a production line of stars.
The 23-year-old Ferrero, from Onteniente near Valencia, eschews a move to the Catalan metropolis but confirmed after his win over Coria that home comforts are a vital ingredient of success, even if the top stars spend three quarters of their year criss-crossing the continents.
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21st April
2003
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from the ATP newsletter
21 April 2003
“It may have some way to go before rivaling the Tennis Masters Monte Carlo in terms of tradition and prestige, but the annual Players’ Cabaret in Monaco is certainly becoming an event not to be missed. This year was no exception as the players let their hair down and enjoyed an evening full of laughs and entertainment at their own expense. Held at the Sea Club at the Meridien Beach Plaza, Thailand’s Paradorn Srichaphan hosted the show, where the stars took part in various sketches and comedy acts throughout the night. Max Mirnyi opened proceedings by playing Russian lounge music on his guitar before teaming up with doubles partner Mahesh Bhupathi, Don Johnson and Josh Eagle for a special rendition of the Village People’s YMCA. Jonas Bjorkman joined Bob and Mike Bryan with their version of Kylie Minogue’s megahit Can’t! Get You Out of My Head, while Bob, playing keyboards, and Mike, on drums, also delighted the crowd with Santana’s Oye Como Va. Juan Carlos Ferrero won a player-coach eating contest, defeating opposition from the teams of Carlos Moya and Michael Llodra, while Pavel Vizner wowed the crowd with his tribute to the Oscar-winning musical Chicago. Jose Acasuso, Fernando Gonzalez, David Nalbandian and Horacio de la Peña created a laugh of their own with their adaptation of The Full Monty.”…

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