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Will Coria succeed on other surfaces?? And why is he so good anyway?

I just wana know the different opinions that ppl think about Coria. Can he emulate his claycourt skills on the hard and grass courts?

Many people have also stated its amazing that hes as successful as he is; due to the lack of punch in his game, so what is it that makes him so formidable apart from his speed.
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Re: Will Coria succeed on other surfaces?? And why is he so good anyway?

Consistency? Underrated power? Great anticipation?

I don't know about grass. It's usually not friendly to his sort of game. Hardcourts he should definitely be a force on, if not this year.
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Coria will only get better and better. Yeah he will never be a threat on Indoors or Grass, but Oz and Open I think he could win them. Open more so since the ball doesn't bounce up as high. I know on clay it does but more of the pace remains on the ball on rebounce ace as opposed to clay.

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Re: Will Coria succeed on other surfaces?? And why is he so good anyway?

I don't see why Coria won't be a thread indoors if he can be a threat on hardcourts. He has won an indoor title, afterall. And no, he didn't play the final because Nalbandian had to withdraw, but a title is a title.

> what is it that makes him so formidable apart from his speed.

As CC pointed out, he's consistent, he's not a complete weakling, his aniticipation is incredible... but also, as they discussed on the NBC coverage, he moves really well. Also, imo, he "sees" the court in a way that most guys just don't... The whole chessmaster analogy. He sees angles and sets up points that you don't see just anybody do.

That said, the current match should be a lot closer than it is right now.

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Re: Will Coria succeed on other surfaces?? And why is he so good anyway?

Also, his mental fortitude is right up there with the best. He can be down 0-5 and still think it's his set to lose

His mental strength impresses me more than Hewitt's does these days, and reminds one of the old Hewitt

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Re: Will Coria succeed on other surfaces?? And why is he so good anyway?

definately hardcourts i think, he will win the odd TMS i think on hardcourt, but i dont think a grandslam is in the picture. not sure about grass, im not sure if he himself is worried about this surfaCE to much, but we will see
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Re: Will Coria succeed on other surfaces?? And why is he so good anyway?

I think Coria will get overpowered more often than not. His Basel title is encouraging but I think Hewitt's groundies have more on them than Coria's. Still I wouldn't write him off from winning the Open. I think he could win that one.
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Re: Will Coria succeed on other surfaces?? And why is he so good anyway?

isn't it becoming pretty obvious Coria is extremely physically fragile?

AO - some sort of injury
Miami - injury
Rome -injury
Hamburg final - Blisters + some back problem in semi
FO final - cramps
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I think Coria certainly will not make it on grass. He will most probably be able to win some rounds, but when he'll be facing grasscourt specialist he will be blown off.

In my opinion he's so successful on clay because he's got patience on court, he's fast and he produces little unforced errors.
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Re: Will Coria succeed on other surfaces?? And why is he so good anyway?

Coria won Basel last year
And he reach Miami TMS final
he is not only a clay player definitely
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Re: Will Coria succeed on other surfaces?? And why is he so good anyway?

Last year Guille showed some hardcourt form in the Slams too!! USO QF & AO Rd4..
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Re: Will Coria succeed on other surfaces?? And why is he so good anyway?

Okay, time to take back my Hewitt-mental-toughness comparison.

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Re: Will Coria succeed on other surfaces?? And why is he so good anyway?

I don't like the guy but he's talented. He could be a male Hingis. He's better than her moving on the court, but out of clay he still lacks some of Hingis' killer eye. And like her, his second serve is suspicious

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Re: Will Coria succeed on other surfaces?? And why is he so good anyway?

He is a replica of Hewitt and in a few years will blow himself out just like Hewitt did. I can't see him being a major force at the other Slams because he isn't that strong and can be blown away by the likes of Roddick and Federer etc. Expect to see him falling away in about 3 years.
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Re: Will Coria succeed on other surfaces?? And why is he so good anyway?

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isn't it becoming pretty obvious Coria is extremely physically fragile?

AO - some sort of injury
Miami - injury
Rome -injury
Hamburg final - Blisters + some back problem in semi
FO final - cramps
Agreed I think Coria is probably playing/training too much and should take better care of his body. Given his talent I think he is deserved to win RG at least once. But if his poor physical fitness continues, even RG could be in doubt. See if you don't take care of your body it can only get worse, for example Ferrero.

From his interview I can now relate to his tribulations, that I kinda wish him good luck next year. Even though I want Roger to win RG, I would still be glad to see Coria lifting RG trophy next year and willing to put off Roger for another year
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