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Text by Emmanuel VERSACE

Latest update : 2010-05-25

Since winning the French Open back in 2003, Spain’s Juan Carlos Ferrero has had to bow to the likes of Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer. But, seven years on, the man once known as the Prince of Clay says he is still hungry for “good memories”.

France24.com: You enjoyed a convincing win today in the first round against Pablo Cuevas (6-4, 6-3, 6-1). How did it feel on the court? 

Juan Carlos Ferrero: It felt good. I thought I played a very solid game throughout the match, with few mistakes. I was hitting the ball very well and I tried to focus on his forehand, which seemed a little weaker than his backhand. The first two sets were pretty even. But, in the third, he started to lose his confidence.
  
France24.com: Your draw looks fairly comfortable up until the third round. How far do you hope to get to this year?
 
JCF: I hope to pass the third round of course! And then we'll just have to wait and see. I will try my best. I haven't looked too closely at the draw so I’ll go step by step and try to be the better player each time.
  
France24.com: When you come back to Roland Garros, is your victory in 2003 always in the back of your mind?
 
JCF: Whenever I come back here, of course, I always have many good memories. They are there when I practice on the Central court or on Suzanne Lenglen. But each year is very different, and I'll try my best this time round to add to those good memories.

Date created : 2010-05-25

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