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Did Gaudio deserve the title?

I believe it's obvious that he deserved it since it's impossible to win a Grand Slam, seven five-set matches, without deserving it, but since I've seen many people don't agree with me and those who believe that, here is the question to make it more clear.


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Re: Did Gaudio deserve the title?

If you win seven matches, then of course you deserve the title

Better question, will he be a One Hit Wonder, al a Johannsen and Costa?
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Re: Did Gaudio deserve the title?

I still think 3-set matches would have helped Coria's cause.
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Re: Did Gaudio deserve the title?

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If you win seven matches, then of course you deserve the title

Better question, will he be a One Hit Wonder, al a Johannsen and Costa?

Johansson was, Costa wasn't. Costa has won some Masters Series and reached the final of all the clay-MS. He's also been a RG semifinalist apart from his victory and won many more tournaments than Gaudio or Johansson have. Costa reaches #6 in the ranking as well. I' say he is a level up.


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Re: Did Gaudio deserve the title?

Of course,he did deserve it.
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I still think 3-set matches would have helped Coria's cause.

Definetly, but it's a Grand Slam and 5-set is part of all Grand Slams


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Re: Did Gaudio deserve the title?

Ah, but you do not realise TF's hidden 3-set agenda, Yashirobai... bearing in mind Gaudio had played five hours more than Coria coming into the final and survived back to back five-setters in the first two rounds, compared to the one solitary set Coria lost en route to the final, that argument hardly holds water. If they were nervous cramps, then it was the pressure of the moment rather than the physical exertion that got to Coria. Grand Slams are a physical test, clay even more so than the other surfaces, and while I hate to sound like the dreaded B.G., you've gotta win three sets, every other day, seven times. Gaudio did it, he deserves the victory.

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Re: Did Gaudio deserve the title?

Very tough to say now, he should proove that he deserves it in the future. Otherwise everyone will say - he was more lucky then skillfull.
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Ah, but you do not realise TF's hidden 3-set agenda.
If it's hidden, how do you know about it
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Re: Did Gaudio deserve the title?

Sure,if it was a three sets ,Coria would have win it. However,it is a five sets, and other players had win slam playing five sets.So,I don't see why it would be a problem for Coria.He did not have enough in him to win today while Gaudio did.Therefore, Gaudio deserved it.
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Gaudio deserved this title. First of all, he was able to reach the final. Second, he came back from two sets down and won the whole thing. It's not his fault that other competitors couldn't maintain their fitness and nerves.

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Re: Did Gaudio deserve the title?

Coria should have probably taken vitaminics or something like that, but I totally understand him not to do it.


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On a side note, Yashiro, I still have very present how you were all over the place in the first two sets of Coria-Henman, bashing Guille all angles you could, and then PUFF...you just disappeared
You probably were hating because your guys were replaced as RG dominators...
i'm sorry cause I don't like to rub things on people, but it really was too annoying to let it pass silently...

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Hidden to Yashirobai, until I revealed it to him.

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On a side note, Yashiro, I still have very present how you were all over the place in the first two sets of Coria-Henman, bashing Guille all angles you could, and then PUFF...you just disappeared
You probably were hating because your guys were replaced as RG dominators...
i'm sorry cause I don't like to rub things on people, but it really was too annoying to let it pass silently...

Oh, no, it's not what you think, you know, I wen to play a tennis match, myself (which I won 6-2, 6-2 ), it's not that I left because I didn't want to see the match. And definetly it was quite disappointing to come back home and see the score, lol...

Besides, I was not as much criticising Guillermo, I was more kind of saying good things about Tim, who definetly deserved them during those two first sets. I don't have specially hate with Coria. He is not one of my fav's, but I don't "don't like" hime either. He is just OK, a normal player. That's all.

Also, it's not been a great RG to me, obviously, first time since 1990 no Spaniards where in SF, but, apart from that, I'm happy it was Argentina and not another country who replaced us -just for this year, next year we will be back dominating


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