What is this all about for him, if anybody really knows. Is it just a very bad case of the yips, or has he lost faith in his shoulder because of the surgery and the changes, etc? Does anyone have an educated theory what is going on with him, or perhaps interviews where he discusses it himself?
There is a huge amount of disagreement about this. I've always said that the shoulder injury did mess him up to a large extent. I mean, it can certainly be blamed more than the loss at Roland Garros. Coria had a very decent year and a half after the Gaudio loss and so to claim that it has been the decisive factor in what's happened to him seems wrong.
On the other hand I don't think the shoulder injury can be responsible for his complete slump in form, somewhere along the way he's lost all his confidence.
Great match for Coria. He almost beat a player who won 4 challengers on clay last year.
This is a good step on his comeback trail.
Now please play next week
I've got to disagree. On the face of it it may seem like a good match but Eschauer lost to Bob Bryan on clay this year, his results have been horrible.