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Not even winning Queen's would make up for Spain thrashing, says Lopez

Nick Atkin at Queen's Club
June 14, 2014
Feliciano Lopez was evidently a bit excited about reaching the final at Queen's © Getty Images

Poor old Feliciano Lopez. It seems not even reaching the Queen's final can cheer him up after his beloved Spain were thrashed 5-1 by the Netherlands at the World Cup.

You might think Lopez would be thrilled with booking his spot in a 10th tour final after seeing off the challenge of Radek Stepanek on Saturday.

Lopez, 32, can become the oldest man to win Queen's since a certain Ivan Lendl triumphed over Boris Becker at the age of 30 in 1990.

Standing in his way is Grigor Dimitrov, who beat Staislas Wawrinka in straight sets.

But, asked how his week at Queen's had gone so far, Lopez responded with a smile: "Besides our loss yesterday against Holland, everything is great.

"Tennis is working, and personally I'm happy. The only black point of the week is the loss against Holland.

"I hope I can make up [for the loss], but there is no making up for a loss like this, I think. It's too much.

"I was watching with my coach, with my trainer, with his wife. We couldn't believe it. But I hope they can beat Chile, and at least we can qualify for the next round."

Does Lopez still believe Spain can retain the World Cup? "I don't think so," he laughed.

Have a little faith, Feliciano!

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