David Ferrer and Juan Carlos Ferrero both won in their first round matches at the Umag Open 2009.
Juan Carlos Ferrero defeated Christophe Rochus 6:2, 6:3 and David Ferrer defeated Daniel Koellerer 6:1, 6:7 (2) and 6:3. Vamos F's! Vamos!
CHAT WITH JUAN CARLOS FERRERO - Umag Open 2009
chat admin asks: Juan Carlos Ferrero is very thankful for all the questions but unfortunately he has many obligations here so he must say goodbye to all the fans.
Juanqui: Thank you guys for all the questions, sorry I only had time to answer few of them! Thank you all for best wishes and I hope to see some of you on tour!
Caroline-juanquinet asks: Hey Juan, After your match against Gonzalez in wimbledon, we were all very impressed. Would you say you're playing one of your best tennis ever ?
Juanqui: Yes that match was amasing, one of the matches I'm going to remember for a long time, and also is very special because Gonzales is a very good friend of mine.
antonio asks:mogu li se hrvatska i španjolska sastat u finalu davis cupa i tko bi bio favorit - can Croatia and Spain meet in final of Davis cup and who would be a favorite
Juanqui: Home team is allways a favorite, but in Davis cups anything can happen. Both Spain and Croatia have very good teams.
Mischa Le Moo asks: Juan Carlos, congrats on your 1st round win! I wanted to know if after your career as a tennis pro, would you consider becoming a rally driver?
Juanqui: It's one of the things I'd like to do, and its possible.
Farfalla asks: ooooiii tesoroooo!!! :) I just wanted to say that I'm so happy to see you in Umag! Last year I was there hoping that you'd play, but unfortunately you weren't. This year I'm in Italy so I'm watching your matches only on tv. I adore you! And I really hope that my faith in you will somehow help you
Juanqui: Thank you very much for being my fan :)
Joe asks: You are playing very well lately... What has inspired your recent success?
Juanqui: I think my hard work has given me a good result. This results give me alot of confidence to keep going.
Carlos asks: Hi JC!! In my opinion you have a nice draw.Do you think you can win the tournament?
Juanqui: I am playing very well and I hope to keep that level and I will for sure try to win the tournament.
Matija asks: Do you love life as a tennis player and do you miss your private life? Who is your best teammate? Your favourite victory?
Juanqui: To be a tennis player is very tough becase you travel alot and you gotta be far from home, but tennis is my love and life that I like to live.
Terrano asks: Hola Juan Carlos, mi nombre es Oscar y vivo en Catalunya desde que nací. Mi pregunta es, tienes la confianza suficiente como para volver al nivel tenistico de 2003? Muchas Gracias, y que sepas que eres mi tenista preferido.
Juanqui: It's very tough to be at the 2003 level because I got very big results. I would like to do it again, I'm working very hard to try to do it.
robi asks: Juan Carlos,eres un puta madre.tu siempre fueron mi jugador favorito,y me encanta mirar a ti hoy.una pregunta,qual es tu objectivo este ano,tu crees que puedes terminar el ano en top 20. sinceramente tu aficionado Robert desde Serbia. Perdon por mi espanol
Juanqui: My goal for this year is to finish in top 15, I think I can do it because I've got no points to defend untill the end of the year.
Fran asks: Lleyton Hewitt acaba de conseguir wild card para Montreal. ?Alguna posibilidad de verte allí también?
Juanqui: I go to Montreal, but I think I have to play qualis because my ranking before the tournament felt down to 70th place so I couldn't get in.
Sanja asks: Hi! I just wanna ask you because you know him pretty good what can you say about David Ferrer?:) Good luck in Umag and have a great tournament!
Juanqui: He is a very good friend of mine, he lives very close to me so we can practice alot. We both are from Valencia so we are very good friends.
Caroline asks: What do you miss the most when you're at the other side of the world, materially speaking ?
Juanqui: To be with family, friends and Spanish food.
Other results for 29.7.2009.
Men'sSingles - First Round
 N Davydenko (RUS) d D Gimeno-Traver (ESP) 62 62
 D Ferrer (ESP) d D Koellerer (AUT) 61 67(2) 63
M Gonzalez (ARG) d  V Troicki (SRB) 64 36 76(6)
 N Almagro (ESP) d [Q] M Granollers (ESP) 61 63
A Martin (ESP) d [Q] M Klizan (SVK) 64 64
I Ljubicic (CRO) d [WC] F Volandri (ITA) 61 64
O Hernandez (ESP) d S Stakhovsky (UKR) 76(3) 61
N Massu (CHI) d [WC] B Kavcic (SLO) 57 63 62
Tomorrow Juan Carlos Ferrero is playing again and David is playing his second round match too against Massu on Grand stand. This should be a great match so vamooooos David we know you are a fighter on the tennis court.
Juan Carlos will be playing first on the Center Court with Potito Starace from Italy. In Umag there are always a lot of italian tennis fans since is so close to Italy but Juan Carlos Ferrero is popular everywhere he plays due to his amazing persona. And let's not forget he is a former number 1 tennis player in the world and a grand slam winner. I am expecting a good match but I think Juan Carlos should win.
Here is a link for all other tennis fans that might be interested in who else is on oreder of play for tomorrow at Umag Open 2009 .... http://www.croatiaopen.hr/schedule.aspx
enjoy tennis all tennis fans around the world