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O Valencia!

Posted by gauloises1 on November 1, 2009

This week sees the debut of the revamped Valencia Open, formerly a spring clay-court tournament, now a 500 occupying the calendar slot previously held by the Madrid Masters. And oh yeah, Boss owns it. Like he owns you, and your mum, and your little dog too. All of which means good photo-age of Boss and his co-owner Ferru.

At the draw ceremony:

david ferrer juan carlos ferrero valencia open

david ferrer juan carlos ferrero small child

At the inauguration of the ‘Agora’ building at the Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias, the tournament venue:

david ferrer juan carlos ferrero valencia

ferru boss push the button

And video:

At practice / doing more inauguraty things:

juan carlos ferrero david ferrer valencia open

juan carlos ferrero

juan carlos ferrero

juan carlos ferrero

And a sprinkling of other luminaries too. It’s all good …

andy murray

andy murray alex corretja

kolya and mrs kolya

12 Responses to “O Valencia!”

  1. Molly said

    oh my… Boss in a suit…
    I just fell off my chair.

    • gauloises1 said

      I just wish said suit wasn’t so blue.

      • irefusetotellyou said

        I think that in the first photo of him all blue-suitified, the flash made the suit look EXTRA blue.

        Anyway, at first I was a bit jarred by it, but now I’m all over it. He’s like el Doctor Quien.

  2. mrdarnley said

    Happy days Andy’s back! JC looking mighty indeed

  3. mrdarnley said

    Just looked at the draw. Andy’s half is looking good, injuries aside he should do well, here’s hoping. THe other half (JC and Monaco’s half) looks tight. Should be good. Nadal is conspicous by his absence… is this part of the continuing Davis cup induced Spanish civil war?

    • AmyLu said

      No — Nadal has been pretty clear that if Spain made the DC final, he was going to limit the tournaments he played in the fall because he wanted to be healthy for the final. The Valencia tournament was trying to “woo” him all year, and he held off on committing for that reason (he made comments with regard to the situation much earlier than the little “feud” over the final location) — he did say that he hopes to play there in future years.

      From what I can gather, if he wasn’t healthy enough to play Beijing, he would have asked for a wild card into Valencia, since the ATP rules stipulate that you need to play a 500-level tourney after the US Open.

  4. Westney said

    WOW…Juan Carlos is lookin’ mighty fine. This should shape up to be a great tournament!

  5. Jenni said

    I do love Ferru and JCF and their BFF-ness. 🙂

    Wait, is Irina pregnant? She kind of looks it in that picture. A mini-Kolya is almost too awesome to contemplate.

  6. sophienz said

    I never thought I’d say this… but jeepers that blue suit looks good!

  7. irefusetotellyou said

    The stadium place DOES look quite cool, actually. Sort of Georgia O’Keefe-esque.

    And I want to print out that first photo and frame it and put it on my desk.

    • irefusetotellyou said

      Er … after watching the video, let’s just pretend I didn’t say anything about O’Keefe. From far away it looks more like Evil Lord Galacton’s lair.

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