Sunday, April 4
Coria vs Roddick Nasdaq-100 Final
A DREAM FINAL for
OK, who can't get excited over an el Mago/A-Rod final? If not, You crazy!
Their head-to-head stats:
2003 Tennis Masters Cup, Hard, Round Robin
winner: Roddick 6-3** 6-7** 6-3** *** ***
2002 Houston, Clay, Semifinal
winner: Roddick 6-3** 2-6** 6-2** **
OK, the fact that Andy actually beat Guille on clay is making me dizzy right now.* ***
el Mago has some fightin' words about Roddick:
Q. Who would you choose to meet in the final?
GUILLERMO CORIA: Either one is going to be a very tough match. It's a completely different matchup with those two guys. But with either one of them, it's going to be very hard.
But I would like to have revenge against Roddick.
Q. In a Tennis Masters Series event like this, would you rather play a best two-out-of three final or a best three-out-of-five final, and why?
GUILLERMO CORIA: Especially if I play with Roddick, I prefer to play five sets. It gives you more chances to come back in the match when you play five sets.
Q. If it is Roddick on Sunday, what can you say about the challenge of facing him?
GUILLERMO CORIA: He's going to have to win every point. I'm going to fight very hard every point. Roddick is going to have to earn it.
It was very important to win this match, to come back in this match. I feel pretty good about that. I also am still pretty hot about my loss against Roddick in Houston.
Hope we get a great popcorn match and not one of those dreadful one-sided blow-outs.
Good luck to Guille and Andy! Give us a good one!