Latest Juan Carlos Ferrero Stories

2009-09-18 11:15:58

David Ferrer and Juan Carlos Ferrero cruised to wins over Israeli players Friday, boosting Spain within one victory of the Davis Cup finals. Ferrer needed less than two hours in topping Harel Levy 6-1, 6-4, 6-3 and Ferrero was even more impressive in a 6-4, 6-2, 6-0 rout of Dudi Sela in putting Spain up 2-0 in the best-of-five Davis Cup series in Murcia, Spain. A win in Saturday's doubles match -- in which Spain's Feliciano Lopez and Tommy Robredo are to play Israelis Jonathan Erlich and Andy...

2009-09-17 10:35:35

David Ferrer will lead off for defending champion Spain in a Davis Cup semifinal against Israel this weekend on a red clay court in Murcia, Spain. Ferrer, ranked 19th in the world, goes against Israel's Harel Levy, who is ranked 140th, in the first match Friday in the best-of-five series in Murcia. World No. 21 Juan Carlos Ferrero is paired against 29th-ranked Dudi Sela from Israel in Friday's other singles match. Saturday's schedule has a doubles match with Israelis Jonathan Erlich and Andy...

2009-09-08 17:27:36

Argentine Juan Martin del Potro reached his third major quarterfinal this year Tuesday at the U.S. Open, but Scotsman Andy Murray was upset. Murray, who finished second here last year and was the second seed this year, was done in by 16th-seeded Croat Marin Cilic, 7-5, 6-2, 6-2. Cilic, 20, saved two set points in the first set, then broke Murray's serve twice to go up 3-0 in the second set that he polished off with an ace. The third set was more of the same as Cilic broke the listless...

2009-09-08 15:16:54

Young Argentine Juan Martin del Potro reached his third major quarterfinal this year Tuesday, easily ousting former No. 1 Juan Carlos Ferrero at the U.S. Open. The sixth-seeded 20-year-old took out the 24th-seeded Spaniard in straight sets, 6-3, 6-3, 6-3, in the fourth round at the Billie Jean King USTA National Tennis Center. Del Potro also reached the quarterfinals last year.

2009-09-06 16:14:28

Spaniard Rafal Nadal posted a straight-set win Sunday and advanced to the fourth-round in the U.S. Open. The former world No. 1 player eliminated the 32nd-seeded Nicolas Almagro, also of Spain, 7-5, 6-4, 6-4 in 2 hours, 39 minutes. Nadal has reached the fourth round in the open four straight years. Another Spaniard, Juan Carlos Ferrero, moved on after his third-round opponent, Gilles Simon, pulled out with a knee injury. Ferrero, seeded No. 24, was leading 1-6, 6-4, 7-6 (7-5), 1-0 when Simon,...

2009-09-06 14:00:47

Juan Carlos Ferrero of Spain advanced in the U.S. Open Sunday after his third-round opponent, Gilles Simon, pulled out with a knee injury. Ferrero, seeded No. 24, was leading 1-6, 6-4, 7-6 (7-5), 1-0 when Simon, the ninth seed, retired. The Spaniard is in the fourth round at the open for the first time since 2003. The No. 2 and 3 seeds, Andy Murray and Rafael Nadal, played later matches.

2009-09-02 18:50:09

Third-seeded Rafael Nadal blew by Richard Gasquet 6-2, 6-2, 6-3 Wednesday in his first match at this year's U.S. Open Tennis Tournament at New York. Nadal, 23, has missed much of the 2009 season because of knee tendinitis. He won the Australian Open in January, lost in the fourth round at the French Open, and withdrew shortly before Wimbledon. Wednesday, he won a singles match for the 50th time in 2009, losing just two of his first serve points and winning 45 percent of his points on service...

2009-08-12 16:58:18

U.S. star Andy Roddick scored a straight-set win over Russian Igor Andreev Wednesday in the second round of the Rogers Cup in Montreal. The fifth-seeded Roddick won 6-1, 7-6 (7-3) in a match that lasted an hour and 22 minutes. Juan Martin del Potro of Argentina, seeded No. 6, also advanced, defeating Czech qualifier Jan Hernych 6-2, 7-5. Seventh-seeded Jo-Wilfried Tsonga of France outlasted Rainer Schuettler of Germany 4-6, 6-3, 6-4 and another Frenchman, No. 9 Gilles Simon, turned back...

2009-08-03 07:15:05

Nikolay Davydeno's second title in as many weeks inched him up another notch to No. 8 in the men's world tennis rankings released Monday. Davydenko blitzed Juan Carlos Ferrero 6-3, 6-0 in the finals of the ATP Studena Croatia Open. A week earlier he won at the ATP stop in Hamburg, Germany, for his first tournament championship in more than a year. He now has 16 ATP titles, which is sixth best among active players. Davydenko was slowed early this year by injury that caused him to drop out of...

Word of the Day
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.