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3rd September
2004
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from Reuters by Simon Cambers
3 September 2004
NEW YORK, Sept 3 (Reuters) – An injured Juan Carlos Ferrero suffered his third successive early exit from a grand slam on Friday when he was beaten 7-6 4-6 6-7 6-2 6-3 in the second round of the U.S. Open by Austria’s Stefan Koubek.
Last year’s losing finalist struggled with an adductor injury from the end of the third set and despite battling bravely, Ferrero was powerless to stop Koubek from reaching the third round at Flushing Meadows for the first time.
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3rd September
2004
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from ChannelNewsAsia.com
3 September 2004
NEW YORK : Spain’s Juan Carlos Ferrero, last year’s runner-up, was upset by Austria’s Stefan Koubek 7-6 (7/2), 4-6, 6-7 (6/8), 6-2, 6-3 in the second round of the 17.8 million dollar US Open.
This was the third match in the past couple of months between them, with the 27-year-old Koubek now having won two of those.
Ferrero, the 2003 Roland Garros champion, was playing in the US Open for the sixth straight year. Ferrero has been hobbled by injuries and illness after a stellar season last year.
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3rd September
2004
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from BBC.co.uk
3 September 2004
Juan Carlos Ferrero’s miserable season continued when he was beaten in the US Open second round by Stefan Koubek.

Koubek upset the 2003 runner-up 7-6 (7-2) 4-6 6-7 (6-8) 6-2 6-3.
Ferrero, who has struggled with his fitness for most of the season, had treatment for a leg injury straight after winning the third set.
Koubek seized his chance to level the match and though Ferrero had a 2-0 lead in the decider, Koubek won five games in a row before clinching the win.
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31st August
2004
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from the official US Open website by Ranon Masliyah
31 August 2004
The match was played in Louis Armstrong Stadium, but there was nothing Louis Armstrong about it — that is, until the fourth set. Unforced errors, disputed calls and a match that lasted almost five hours nearly overshadowed what could have been the biggest upset through two days of the US Open, as No. 7 Juan Carlos Ferrero, a 2003 Open finalist, needed five dramatic sets to outlast qualifier Tomas Zib, 4-6, 7-5, 7-6 (8-6), 6-7 (7-4), 6-3, in first round play Tuesday.
It was just Zib’s second overall appearance at Flushing Meadows, and his first since losing in the first round in 1999.
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4th September
2003
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by Joe Checkler
4 September 2003
Nobody could blame Todd Martin and Juan Carlos Ferrero for wanting to go five sets to settle their round-of-16 match at the 2003 US Open. A sparse but later-spirited Louis Armstrong Stadium crowd helped Martin take the No. 3 seed the distance in what became a two-day match, but the Spaniard prevailed 6-2, 6-4, 3-6, 5-7, 6-3 to advance to the quarterfinals.
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30th August
2003
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by Neil E. Schlecht
30 August 2003
Juan Carlos Ferrero and Juan Ignacio Chela, two Spanish speakers with three names apiece and a shared predilection for red-dirt tennis, faced each other in a match that looked an awful lot like a clay-court contest. Ferrero won in straight sets after a long rain delay turned their day match into a night encounter on Armstrong Stadium, 7-5, 7-5, 6-1.
The two players moved each other around the court with similar heavy, topspin groundstrokes off both wings and occasional feathery drop shots. Unlike his compatriots, Ferrero, the No. 3 seed and current French Open champion from Spain, grew up playing on asphalt, and ultimately his shots had more weight behind them.
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