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post #1 of 48 (permalink) Old 06-07-2012, 03:08 AM Thread Starter
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If Guillermo Coria won the 2004 French Open...

How would've affected his career? Some ppl say that loss hurt him big time and he wasn't the same after that. That being said, had he won the 2004 French Open against Gaudio, would his career would've taken off to higher levels? and become even more dominant?
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Re: If Guillermo Coria won the 2004 French Open...

IMO it would have improved his career.

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Re: If Guillermo Coria won the 2004 French Open...

He'd be a Slam winner and Gaston wouldn't for starters.

As for the rest, impossible to say really, who knows?
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Re: If Guillermo Coria won the 2004 French Open...

He would have been a better player than Ferrer...





Oh wait, he still is.
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Re: If Guillermo Coria won the 2004 French Open...

He would've had a Nadal-like career.
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Re: If Guillermo Coria won the 2004 French Open...

I think honestly not that much would have changed, maybe Coria would have won more masters clay events for a few seasons but Nadal comes onto the map far too largely as soon as 2005 is reached for Coria to dominate clay whatsoever even with confidence.

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would have won in Rome for sure and who knows what would he have done to Rafa's confidence back then

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Re: If Guillermo Coria won the 2004 French Open...

In 2004, Coria was the person to beat on clay. As expected he made the final of Roland Garros, but unexpectedly, just missed the title. At this stage he was only 22 and probably thought he had lots more chances to take the title.

In 2005, he once again had a very good clay season, making the final of Monte Carlo and Rome. However, in both these finals he lost close ones to Nadal. He lost in the Roland Garros 4th round to Davydenko. Soon after this, I think in Umag, he developed service yips that pretty much derailed his career.

Why did he develop service yips a year after his Roland Garros fiasco? Well, because he starts to realise that 2004 was really his best chance. He could see how good Nadal was already (Nadal was only 18 when he beat him in Monte Carlo and Rome) and could probably tell Nadal was going to dominate clay for the foreseeable future. He knew he would probably have to beat Nadal to win Roland Garros and this was too much to bear, knowing that he didn't have to beat anyone of Nadal's calibre a year before.

This is speculation, but several tennis experts agreed that Nadal was more of a destroyer of Coria's confidence than the 2004 Roland Garros final. But it was cumulative, had Coria won Roland Garros in 2004, he wouldn't have felt so much pressure to better Nadal. So I think, if he won that Grand Slam, his career from mid 2005 would've been much better. Probably no more majors, but at least top 20 for a few more years.
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Re: If Guillermo Coria won the 2004 French Open...

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Re: If Guillermo Coria won the 2004 French Open...

Here is a slice of tennis history for those who missed it (Coria's 2 match points): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lxhGFliheRo#t=3h9m45s
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Re: If Guillermo Coria won the 2004 French Open...

The question is quite easy, don't you think?
I mean only Vilas, Gaudio and Del Potro are slam winners here in Argentina.

3 Players... 3!!! Only 3 players!!!

If you want to add Sabatini, fine, 4 players.

What do you think? What do you think it would be for Guillermo to be one of those instead of Gaudio?

But that's not only in his country, you can see it this way:

- He would have one more Roland Garros than Sampras, and the same number of Muster.

I know, it's quite unfair to see it that way, but if he had won that, that would be the best moment of his career. SO many people think the final itself is the best moment of Coria's career.

It'd have taken to the "non-slam winner level" to the "slammers".

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