Originally Posted by Rogiman
In my opinion (and I'm aware it might irritate some of the folks I care of here) it's been a disgrace!
It's one thing to have one bad loss, but being totally washed out 3 times out of 3 means you don't belong amongst the top 8.
Sure, both have their reasons (and good ones, too), and I don't doubt Coria's ability when he's healthy (when has that happened for the last time? Will it ever happen again?), but they shouldn't have turned up for the tournament as long as their form is so poor - we could use a super healthy Agassi or Nalbandian.
An injured Coria that didn't play much at the end of year and still managed to qualify doesn't belong in the top 8?
A Grand Slam champion that came back from two sets down to one of the best clay courters in the world, and then reached a slew of legitimate finals doesn't belong in the top 8?
Sure, Coria and Gaudio didn't play to their ability here. But both were struggling mentally and physically.
Give 'em a break, guys.