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RG R1: Mathieu sends Guga into retirement, wins 6-3, 6-4, 6-2

Expected but...

Good luck with everything Guga! You will be missed.

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Re: RG R1: Mathieu sends Guga into retirement, wins 6-3, 6-4, 6-2

Even with the evident hip problems, Kuerten still has one of the most entertaining games in the circuit.

He brought back his vintage Diadora equipment! And that passing shot to save the first match point!

That smile will be missed in the circuit. One of the best true tennis lovers in the circuit.

You will be missed, Guga! Obrigado!

EDIT: They gave Guga a trophy! Well done!
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Re: RG R1: Mathieu sends Guga into retirement, wins 6-3, 6-4, 6-2

That he will I expected more of a beating so I'm glad. He already had tears in his eyes before the match and now he's crying openly. I hope he still managed to enjoy his farewell tour
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Good professional win for Paulo.

Guga all the best in retirement, thanks for the memories
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Re: RG R1: Mathieu sends Guga into retirement, wins 6-3, 6-4, 6-2

Tears at the end, touching moment, end of the career for great great player.

I like the gift they gave him (structure of the clay court).
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Guga speaking in French!

So cute!
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Re: RG R1: Mathieu sends Guga into retirement, wins 6-3, 6-4, 6-2

Great to see him smile through the whole match.
The speech
we'll miss you Guga!
Good match from Mathieu, GL in the next round.

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All the best to you, Guga!

Your game and personality will be missed.

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Mathieu - the last man who beat Sampras and Kuerten...

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Will ITF give him a OLYMPICS WC?
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Re: RG R1: Mathieu sends Guga into retirement, wins 6-3, 6-4, 6-2

I just loved the atmosphere out there during the match.

I wish you all the best for your life away from tennis.

to a truely great and unique person of the game!

You'll be missed.

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What a guy, what a player. He will be missed.

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very emotional match. I liked because guga still managed to play some very good points, despite his movement limitation!

parabens guga!
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Will ITF give him a OLYMPICS WC?
He was offered a WC for the Olympics, but he refused. The pain on his hip is just too much. If he feels pain on his hip while being sit, imagine while playing tennis!
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Re: RG R1: Mathieu sends Guga into retirement, wins 6-3, 6-4, 6-2

I began to follow tennis because of him... I'll miss him so much

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