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  Albert Costa - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Albert Costa Casals (born June 25, 1975, in Lerida, Spain) is a professional tennis player from Spain.
Costa won his first top-level singles title in 1995 at Kitzbühel.
Costa in his last tournament defeated American Vincent Spadea and Slovakian Dominik Hrbatý before losing 6-1 5-7 7-5 to fellow Spaniard Juan Carlos Ferrero in the third round and he played his last competitive match against the man he arguably achieved his greatest career triumph.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Albert_Costa   (586 words)

  
 Zoning Board of Appeals   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Albert said because this is a waterfront property and because it is subject to very complex state and local ordinances dealing with non-permeable surface, building volume and floor area, this is a very slow process.
Albert is saying about doing it right, because she has built a home here, but she would like to see what progress has been being made and what has to be done to finish it up.
Albert said it is not the function of a zoning board to use this kind of a situation to overturn a decision.
www.kittery.org /ZBAminutes/Mar.9.04.htm   (5265 words)

  
 Staff SPPB Speech Perception Production Bilingualism
Costa, A., Mahon, B., Savova, V and Caramazza, A. Level of categorization effect: a novel effect in the picture-word interference paradigm.
Costa, A., Caramazza, A., and Sebastián-Gallés, N, (2000).
Costa, A., Cutler, A., and Sebastián-Gallés, N. (1998) Effects of phoneme repertoire on phoneme decision.
www.ub.es /pbasic/sppb/ingl/cv/albertc.htm   (5643 words)

  
 Tennis Masters Cup Houston   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
ALBERT COSTA: Yes, I think the difference today was I served much better than yesterday, I served much better and maybe I played the key points better also, but Hewitt yesterday also played so good, so sometimes the matches are between two points.
ALBERT COSTA: Well, the discussions is they were trying to fix it, but because it was outside of the court, not inside.
ALBERT COSTA: Well, at that moment, I was playing so good and I was not happy with the decision to stop, but you have to try to play and then from 40?0, I get to 40?30 and then he miss a forehand, so it was close again.
www.masters-cup.com /news/interviews/wednesday_costa.asp   (698 words)

  
 Tennis Masters Cup Houston   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
ALBERT COSTA: I knew before that it was so important to win the first set, but I'm trying, I had set point and I didn't make it.
ALBERT COSTA: Well, I'm disappointed because I think I was playing so very good tennis and I deserve, as the other ones, to be in the semifinals.
ALBERT COSTA: It's difficult to say who is going to win, but I hope and I wish that Ferrero is going to qualify for the semifinals.
www.masters-cup.com /news/interviews/friday_costa.asp   (610 words)

  
 2007 NASDAQ-100 Open: News: Player Interviews   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
ALBERT COSTA: Well, I think I'm not always playing good, but last year I played Round of 16 in the Australian Open, and I lost five sets, 8-6 in the third or 9-7 in the fifth against Ferrero.
ALBERT COSTA: Well, at the beginning, I was maybe thinking that we can finish the match last night.
ALBERT COSTA: It means a lot, because this is a great tournament.
www.nasdaq-100open.com /news/2003/interviews/0328a.html   (1027 words)

  
 Albert Costa at 1997 ATP Championship, Tennis; August 8, 1997; ASAPSports FastScripts; Sports Interviews, Quotes, ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
ALBERT COSTA: Well, it's no the same when you play against Sampras, it's not the same, but the serve is always important.
ALBERT COSTA: I think only his motivation and his good condition, no. Because two years, during the two years he has a lot of injuries, but I think the most important thing is that he come back because of his motivation.
ALBERT COSTA: No. I'm not surprised, because Sergi was No. 3 in the world, like he's an unbelievable player, no. But it's tough when you were top 10 like three years, like Sergi, I think it's tough to go down and then to come back is really surprise me, because it's very tough.
www.asapsports.com /tennis/1997atp/080897AC.html   (679 words)

  
 ESPN.com - French Open 2002 - Costa dominates Ferrero early
Costa won the French Open on Sunday, using steady tennis and benefitting from the error-filled play of fellow Spaniard Juan Carlos Ferrero for a 6-1, 6-0, 4-6, 6-3 victory.
Costa finished with seven drop-shot winners, using the strategy against a player who likes to stay back and slug the ball.
Costa hit an ace to hold his serve for a 2-1 lead and then breezed, twice breaking his younger opponent's serve.
espn.go.com /tennis/french02/s/2002/0609/1392715.html   (752 words)

  
 sport.iafrica.com | tennis | atp tour | news Marathon man Costa makes last 16
Marathon man Albert Costa hauled himself back from the brink for the third match in a row on Saturday, the Spanish defending champion overturning a two-set deficit to see off Ecuador's Nicolas Lapentti in a four hour 39 minute battle to reach the last 16 at the French Open.
Costa, the ninth seed, seemed out for the count after Lapentti steamed into a deserved lead on the Suzanne Lenglen Court — but by the end he could hardly move as his rival finally advanced 4-6, 4-6, 6-3, 6-4, 6-4 to book a meeting with Arnaud Clement of France.
Costa's win was still 52 minutes shy of the all-time record match length at Roland Garros, Alex Corretja having needed five hours 31 minutes to beat Argentine Hernan Gumy in 1998.
sport.iafrica.com /tennis/atptour/news/241272.htm   (335 words)

  
 sport.iafrica.com | today's news Costa back from the dead again
Defending champion Albert Costa came back from two sets down before beating fellow Spaniard Tommy Robredo 2-6, 3-6, 6-4, 7-5, 6-2 to reach the semifinals of the men's singles at the French Open on Wednesday.
Costa has not won an event since his win over Ferrero in last year's final — but he says he is now back to his top form after recovering from two sets down for a third time.
Those statistics counted for nothing as Costa began his long road back, breaking for a 5-4 lead in the third set when Robredo netted a forehand, and the champion took the set by holding to 15 when his rival netted again.
sport.iafrica.com /news/242225.htm   (711 words)

  
 Norwich Bulletin - www.norwichbulletin.com - Norwich, Conn.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Qualified: Sgt. Costa was chosen from a group of veteran officers, tested and assessed by the city personnel department with the assistance of the Law Enforcement Council of Connecticut.
Costa is specially trained in criminal investigation, crime scene processing, child abuse and sexual assault forensic interview and investigation.
Costa is a founding member of the Norwich Juvenile Review Board, a member of the Norwich Youth Advisory Committee and the New London Multi-disciplinary Investigation Team.
www.norwichbulletin.com /apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20050312/NEWS01/503120324/1002/NEWS01   (385 words)

  
 Costa takes home French Open title (printable version)
Albert Costa hits a backhand to Juan Carlos Ferrero during the men's final of the French Open on Sunday at Roland Garros in Paris.
Costa ran off 11 straight games, dropping just 16 points in the process, to claim the first two sets in all of 46 minutes.
On Sunday, Costa was strong from the baseline, won the point on 81 percent of his trips to the net, and caught Ferrero off-guard with seven drop shots.
www.rgj.com /news/printstory.php?id=16410   (616 words)

  
 ESPN.com - French Open 2003 - Costa stops Robredo's run
When Costa beat Sergio Roitman in the opening round after losing the first two sets, it was the first such comeback in the Spaniard's 10-year career.
Costa is the first player in the Open era to win four five-set matches in a single French Open.
When Costa reeled him in with a drop shot and then lobbed a winner over his head, a frustrated Robredo gave his racket an overhead heave toward the backstop.
espn.go.com /tennis/french03/s/2003/0604/1562927.html   (704 words)

  
 Albert Costa: Tennis-X 5 Questions
In Hamburg Tennis-X cornered Al Costa, who was a couple weeks removed from his statement in the early goings of the 2005 claycourt season explaining he was no longer a threat to regain Top 10 status or to win another Roland Garros title.
The 29-year-old Costa details the injury that could bring his career to an end, balancing tour play with the family demands of twin daughters, and who he's tipping this year at the French.
Costa won the Roland Garros title in 2002 and the Masters Series-Hamburg in 1998 among his 12 career titles, and was runner-up as MS events in Rome (1998) and Monte Carlo (1996).
www.tennis-x.com /story/2005-05-16/c.php   (553 words)

  
 SuperTennis
Costa has been on a slow fade this season, confirming that his desire to work hard physically is just not there.
Costa dropped to 14-17 on the season; he won his last match in August as he plays almost exclusively on his preferred clay this wind-down season.
Costa said that he's not questioning his own mental stamina, but is growing tired of the training routine.
www.supertennis.co.za /?id=160535&des=article&scat=supertennis/atp   (397 words)

  
 SI.com - 2003 French Open - Ferrero says he's playing a lot better than last year - Friday June 06, 2003 06:28 PM
Costa beat Ferrero in last year's final, but the third seed will be heavily favored to beat unseeded Dutchman Martin Verkerk on Sunday to claim his first Grand Slam title.
Costa had played four five-set matches on his way to the semifinals but refused to blame fatigue for his defeat.
Costa had played four five-set matches in the tournament and looked exhausted at the end of the match, which lasted two hours and 44 minutes.
sportsillustrated.cnn.com /tennis/2003/french_open/news/2003/06/06/ferrero_finals   (614 words)

  
 USATODAY.com - Costa rolls past Ferrero in French Open final   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
By Michel Euler, AP Albert Costa fires a backhand return to countryman Juan Carlos Ferrero during their French Open final match.
Costa, who turns 27 this month, had few problems in what looked like it would be the most lopsided French Open championship ever.
On Sunday, Costa was strong from the baseline, won the point on 81% of his trips to the net, and caught Ferrero off-guard with seven drop shots.
www.usatoday.com /sports/tennis/02french/2002-06-09-mens-final.htm   (968 words)

  
 rediff.com: sports channel - Ferrero through to meet Costa in Hamburg
Costa, champion here in 1998, played an almost perfect clay-court game against Santoro, pounding his opponent with heavy, deep groundstrokes and well-disguised, delicate drop shots.
Costa immediately broke back, though, to win the set and kill off any thoughts of a comeback.
Costa beat Santoro here in 1998 in the quarter-finals and went on to lift the trophy.
www.rediff.com /sports/2001/may/18ferr.htm   (573 words)

  
 Tennis Masters Madrid 2003
ALBERT COSTA: I think I was playing at a high level today.
ALBERT COSTA: Of course, if you look at the results this year, the season Alex has had, he's not had his best season, but he has experience.
ALBERT COSTA: No, I'm not going to feel badly if I'm not in the Davis Cup.
www.marca.com /tennis-masters-madrid/en/costa151003.html   (431 words)

  
 BBC SPORT | Tennis | 26 Albert Costa
Costa has struggled to rediscover the form he displayed when winning the French Open in 2002 but remains a class player who can trouble anyone.
His victory at Roland Garros was a surprise but Costa has always had the game, relishing lengthy baseline rallies with his rock-solid groundstrokes.
But he has shown glimpses of the Costa of old this season, notably in a semi-final appearance at the Rome Masters where he beat world number one Roger Federer in the second round.
news.bbc.co.uk /sport1/hi/tennis/3724009.stm   (220 words)

  
 2007 NASDAQ-100 Open: News: Player Interviews   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
ALBERT COSTA: Well, I think today, I am disappointed because I was fighting all the time to win the match.
ALBERT COSTA: Yeah, it was amazing for the first game, yeah.
ALBERT COSTA: Yeah, it is, it is. I would love to play tomorrow the final.
www.nasdaq-100open.com /news/2003/interviews/0329d.html   (478 words)

  
 At long last, Costa's a Grand Slam winner   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
If it takes that long to sink in, Costa will be preparing for a celebration of a different sort in what certainly will be one of the most memorable stretches of his life — he's getting married Friday, and Corretja will be his best man. Later this month, Costa will turn 27.
Costa's victory, built with well-angled and consistent groundstrokes and the surprisingly error-filled play of Ferrero, ended with him covered in clay.
Costa said his trip to the victory podium actually began during the clay court season a year ago when he decided it was time to play stress-free tennis.
www.enquirer.com /editions/2002/06/10/spt_at_long_last_costas.html   (802 words)

  
 ABC Sport - Tennis- Champion Costa wins another marathon match
Defending champion Albert Costa has fought back from two sets down to outlast Ecuador's Nicolas Lapentti 4-6, 4-6, 6-3, 6-4, 6-4 in the third round of the French Open.
But when Albert needed attention it was fine but when I needed the trainer he kept on complaining to the umpire to hand me a warning.
Costa, who has failed to win a title since his victory in the French capital 12 months ago, will play home favourite Arnaud Clement for a place in the quarter-finals.
www.abc.net.au /sport/content/s869222.htm   (345 words)

  
 Costa ends career with loss in Barcelona - Boston.com
Former French Open champion Albert Costa's career ended Thursday with a 6-1, 5-7, 7-5 loss to fellow Spaniard Juan Carlos Ferrero in the third round of the Open Seat Godo.
Spanish tennis player Albert Costa reacts after winning a point against Juan Carlos Ferrero, from Spain, at the Open Seat Godo 2006 in Barcelona, Spain, Thursday, April 27, 2006.
BARCELONA, Spain --Former French Open champion Albert Costa's career ended Thursday with a 6-1, 5-7, 7-5 loss to fellow Spaniard Juan Carlos Ferrero in the third round of the Open Seat Godo.
www.boston.com /sports/other_sports/tennis/articles/2006/04/27/costa_ends_career_with_loss_in_barcelona   (201 words)

  
 Albert Costa
Álbert Costa Casals (June 25, 1975, in Lerida, Spain) is a professional tennis player from Spain.
Costa won his first top-level singles title in 1995 at Kitzbuhel.
Going into the French Open in 2002, Costa had not won a tour title since 1999 and was not considered to be among the favorites.
www.basictennis.com /Albert-Costa.html   (443 words)

  
 BBC SPORT | Sports Talk | How good is Albert Costa?
I was very impressed with Costa in the final, as I have been all tournament, but I was equally unimpressed with Ferrero.
Albert clearly deserved this title, as he had the self-belief to go with the talent.
Albert may well be a "one-slam wonder" but anyone who wins the French so convincingly over the two weeks must be labelled as an excellent player of his era.
news.bbc.co.uk /sport1/hi/sports_talk/2032157.stm   (999 words)

  
 Albert Costa Fan Site
VIENNA, Austria (AP) -- Paradorn Srichaphan of Thailand moved into the second round of the CA Trophy with a 6-4, 6-4 win over Albert Costa on Wednesday, in just over an hour.
This has been one of the most unfourtunate seasons for Albert in his career.
Albert will try to get his first win in more than 3 months when he faces Paradorn Shrichaphan in the first round of the BA-CA tennis trophy which starts next week in Viena
www.geocities.com /albertcostafans/start.html   (119 words)

  
 Tennis Masters Madrid 2003
ALBERT COSTA: My goal right now is to be in the Davis Cup team.
ALBERT COSTA: I have been a little bit upset, that's true.
ALBERT COSTA: I think he is a very good tennis player, aggressive.
www.marca.com /tennis-masters-madrid/en/costadeclaraciones141003.html   (433 words)

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