Re: Gaudio didnt wint Coria lost...
* If you watched the match in it's entirety you could say BOTH GAUDIO & CORIA DESERVED to be RG 04 CHAMPION!!!
However as we all know only one guy gets his name on the trophy>_<..
What Gaudio managed to do during the entire 2-weeks was phenomenal: wins 5-setters over Canas, Novak, then tough 4-sets against Enquist, then demolishes Andreev, Hewitt, Nalbandian, & finally manages to defeat Coria after struggling with nerves & a 2-set deficit!
Coria deserves the title because he has clearly been the best clay-court player in the last 12months!! Something like 47/50 matches he's won on Clay dating back to Hamburg last year! Also Coria played exquisite tennis at RG this year; especially straight sets win over Moya was superb & comeback against Henman took courage.
-->>>> Of course it's never easy having the pressure of being "favourite" because anything less than winning the Title will be considered a 'failure'>_<. Coria managed a huge lead 6-0,6-3,4-4(40/love).. BUT Gaudio wouldn't concede!!!
We know Coria will get another chanc; probably next year & then the year after etc.. The problem is he will face increasing pressure because of this loss>_<. What he needs is a a way to calm down & accept what happened; which he seems to be doing in his remarkable post-match interview. ON the upside I'm sure the fans at RG & other Slams will give him a lot more support in the future-->>> so that positive energy will hopefully get him over the line when his chance comes again.
PS~ hope Coria doesn't have to wait as long as Ivanisavic did to taste that elusive victory in his favourite Slam..