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Newsflash: I no longer hate Coría!

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Yesterday I went to the Ordina Open in Rosmalen and I met Guillermo Coría there. All of you probably know how much I disliked or even hated him and I always called him Maggot (rather than El Mago). Well, I promise to never call him that again. He was really, really nice and that totally changed my opinion on him. Meeting a player in person can really change my opinion on someone (I never liked Dementieva, but since I met her, I am a fan of hers - I always liked watching Kafelnikov, but when I met him I started disliking him) and I guess that is what happened here too. I have always appreciated his game. It's not the style I like, but he is a great player. I never denied that. I just never liked his personality, nor did I believe that he was entirely "clean". It's safe to say that I still doubt the latter, but I do like his personality now. He also hit a few balls with his wife after he practised with Tommy BTW, Guillermo looked good on grass.. He played well and if it hadn't been for his tough draw (vs. Beck), I think he could've won some rounds.



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Re: Newsflash: I no longer hate Coría!

Good for you Martijn, some of the biggest pricks on the court, can be very good off the court and it seems that is the case with your meeting with Coria.

On Nadal bumping him on the changeover, Rosol said: "It's ok, he wanted to take my concentration; I knew he would try something".


Wilander on Dimitrov - "He has mind set on imitating Federer and yes it looks good. But he has no idea what to do on the court".

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I definitely would have preferred Gaba winning as he needs the points much more, but Jan would have beaten him anyway. I expect Hajek to destroy Machado, like 6-1 6-2.
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Re: Newsflash: I no longer hate Coría!

GWH is not convinced Haha, well I won't be a fan of his for sure, but at least I respect him more now. Should be fun to look at his doubles match with Jose "Nobody recognizes me" Acasuso..

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GWH is not convinced Haha, well I won't be a fan of his for sure, but at least I respect him more now. Should be fun to look at his doubles match with Jose "Nobody recognizes me" Acasuso..
Acasuso speaks less English than Coria, not that this is a problem at all. I am convinced that you have changed your opinion about him and that's a good thing.

On Nadal bumping him on the changeover, Rosol said: "It's ok, he wanted to take my concentration; I knew he would try something".


Wilander on Dimitrov - "He has mind set on imitating Federer and yes it looks good. But he has no idea what to do on the court".

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I definitely would have preferred Gaba winning as he needs the points much more, but Jan would have beaten him anyway. I expect Hajek to destroy Machado, like 6-1 6-2.
Machado wins 6-2 6-1
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Re: Newsflash: I no longer hate Coría!

My jaw dropped to the floor when I read the first post in this thread

I"m glad that your meeting with him went well. I've always heard and found that he's generally appreciative of his fans. Everybody has their bad days though, so I'm glad that you didn't catch him on one of his. Coria's bad days can be pretty I would imagine!

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Yay!!!!! It takes a real man to publicly announce a change of heart! I think a lot of tennis fans can probably relate to your experience too, which is good

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I imagine you have a broken jaw now, Becca

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Re: Newsflash: I no longer hate Coría!

what changed your mind coocy? how did he act or what did he say?
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what changed your mind coocy? how did he act or what did he say?
He clearly told coocoo that he must stop hating on him or he will call injury timeouts on all of coocoo's favourite players every match they play from here on out

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Re: Newsflash: I no longer hate Coría!

Wow!!

Well, that's a good change, indeed

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Meeting a player in person can really change my opinion on someone (I never liked Dementieva, but since I met her, I am a fan of hers - I always liked watching Kafelnikov, but when I met him I started disliking him) and I guess that is what happened here too.
exactly, getting to know somebody in person can REALLY change your opinion and your liking of a player can grow even bigger if you like him on-court AND off-court

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You have seen the light

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Hey

Yesterday I went to the Ordina Open in Rosmalen and I met Guillermo Coría there. All of you probably know how much I disliked or even hated him and I always called him Maggot (rather than El Mago). Well, I promise to never call him that again. He was really, really nice and that totally changed my opinion on him. Meeting a player in person can really change my opinion on someone (I never liked Dementieva, but since I met her, I am a fan of hers - I always liked watching Kafelnikov, but when I met him I started disliking him) and I guess that is what happened here too. I have always appreciated his game. It's not the style I like, but he is a great player. I never denied that. I just never liked his personality, nor did I believe that he was entirely "clean". It's safe to say that I still doubt the latter, but I do like his personality now. He also hit a few balls with his wife after he practised with Tommy BTW, Guillermo looked good on grass.. He played well and if it hadn't been for his tough draw (vs. Beck), I think he could've won some rounds.



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Martijn!

At first I thought this was a send up. ....... knowing you.

But, I'm glad your hatred is gone.

There's another report on the Coria Forum about how very nice Guille has been at Rosmalen especially to the children who have flooded him with autograph requests. I'm glad you had a positive experience.

And I'm jealous as heck that you are seeing all of these wonderful players on grass!
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that's great, coocoo. We fans are quick to judge.

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Gold. I'd love to see that.
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Coocoo, i think it's really true about what you said, but......God bless me the chance of trying this, and have a look at if i really can change any opinion on Coria tough test, isn't it?
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