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Discussion in 'General Pro Player Discussion' started by 1972murat, Oct 23, 2012.

  1. 1972murat

    1972murat New User

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    Just wanted say goodbye to one of my favorite players on the tour, Juan Carlos Ferrero. He was one of those guys that got hampered with injuries most his career, but the run to the Us Open finals in 2003, beating Hewitt and Andre on the way,was inspiring and got him to #1 in the world. I wish him all the best in this next chapter of his life.:smile:
     
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  2. jaggy

    jaggy G.O.A.T.

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    Totally agreed
     
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  3. tacou

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    Great all court player, a joy to watch
     
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  4. The-Champ

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    I'll remember him for that incredible fh (1999-2003), and for beating Pete at Kooyong. Safin at that time proclaimed him as having the best fh on tour, it was truly devastating.
     
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  5. roundiesee

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    Always so neat, both in dressing and his game, a true gentleman on and off the court; will definitely be badly missed. Who knows how much he would have achieved without all those niggling injuries, :(
     
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  6. Gizo

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    I always enjoyed watching JCF play, especially at his peak but also in his later years when he improved on grass.

    He should be very proud of himself, he put together a set of career accomplishments that over 99% of players who turn pro could only dream of matching.

    Plus given all the business ventures he has in place, he is in a good position to make the transition into his post-career life very easily.
     
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  7. Towser83

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    another player from that era retires, kind of sad, now only Hewitt, Haas and Federer really
     
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  8. beast of mallorca

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    Davydenko, Nalbandian, Fish
     
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  9. kishnabe

    kishnabe G.O.A.T.

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    Hopefully a goodbye message from ATPworldtour and Uncovered video of him as well.

    He was very enjoyable to watch on Clay in his prime compared to Nadal, Moya, Corretja and the other great Spanish Claycourters.
     
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  10. augustobt

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    The Guga's Nadal.
     
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  11. dhdriver

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    I remember watching the epic final of 2001 Rome Masters on TV between him and Guga. It is one of my all time favorite clay court matches.
     
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  12. BorisBeckerFan

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    Never cared for his serve. Great player though. Injuries are a sad part of any sport but staying injury free plays a huge role in making players like Fedrer and Sampras possible. You gotta be ready to play. JCF was very fun to watch and wished he had stayed injury free.
     
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  13. augustobt

    augustobt Hall of Fame

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    That match:

    - Makes me sadder
    - Makes me feel older
    - Makes me miss 5 setter master series finals.
     
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  14. ae695

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    Big loss

    Maybe the guy that set the foundations for the resurgence of Spanish tennis.

    I will remember most his Davis Cup wins.

    Hope he keeps in contact with tennis via his academy and coaches somebody.

    ¡Hasta la vista!
     
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  15. roundiesee

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    If I'm not wrong, JCF may be coaching Almagro (ironically the last guy to beat him).
     
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  16. christinamaniac7

    christinamaniac7 Semi-Pro

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    Juan we will always miss U... Ur personality and shot making ability!! Wish U all the best for ur post-tennis life!
     
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  17. moonpie

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    A class act and real gentleman. Definitely will be a HOF candidate . Sadly was only able to see him play in the last few years when he was past his peak. Repped as a smart business man so hope he enjoys much success in his retirement. He will be missed.
     
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  18. AnotherTennisProdigy

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    Another one bites the dust.....

    This is sad for me because I basically grew with this generation.
     
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  19. dominikk1985

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    a dissapointing career in the end (basically his last decade of play could have been skipped) but for a short time he was actually very good. he should have retired 5 years ago though.

    he is also responsible for roddick winning a slam title. no way roddick would have defeated andre in that 2003 final:)
     
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  20. tacou

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    maybe if you're some sort of snob but just last year at the USO he and Monfils contested one of the greatest matches I've ever seen, and JCF won.


    also...JCF is not done yet! After reading the ATP article I assumed he and Ferrer had quietly lost in doubles. But they are still alive.

    It would be great to see them win the title
     
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  21. Hitman

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    I was such a big fan of his back in 2001 - 2003. I really enjoyed his game, and was quite disapointed that he never truly achieved his true potential. Injuries, illnesses and just bad luck hampered his progress.

    But still, I followed him quote cloesly, when he broke onto the scene with the other members of his generation. 2003 was a great year for him, and it still remains one of my favourite years in tennis.
     
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  22. rafafan20

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    Best forehand on tour for a number of years, always enjoyed watching him
     
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