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View Poll Results: Should Alex Hang up His Racket?
No - he should play on for a few years and find that old form 8 24.24%
I think he should give it one last go this clay season and see what happens 16 48.48%
Yes, he should call it a day and start coaching some of these younger Spaniards 9 27.27%
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post #1 of 30 (permalink) Old 02-07-2005, 11:43 PM Thread Starter
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I've followed Alex's career and love him and his tennis (not to mention his bum and thighs). But It's so sad to see him losing so many matches, and never looking like anything other thean a faint shadow of what he used to be. I think he should give it up before the clay season comes along and just more losses. What do you think?
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Re: Should Alex Corretja throw in the towel?

As long as you're having fun, you should keep at it. Even if it's in challengers

He does have a decent bum.


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Re: Should Alex Corretja throw in the towel?

As long as he enjoys it, it's cool.

Just don't take WC's from deserving players. If you deserve to play in challengers, that's where you go.
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Re: Should Alex Corretja throw in the towel?

I was wondering that same question a few hours ago after seeing the nature of his latest loss -granted it was to be expected.

Alex is 30 (?) and is quite clearly not anywhere near good enough to challenge for titles anymore. It is his decision but I think it is most likely that he will throw in the towel by the end of the year if he continues in this way. It can't be too much fun for him and the fans (of which i am one of them) will only remember him for his incredible results from a years back. He should try to go out with as much dignity as possible. Sadly, I can't see there being a biggish bang.
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Re: Should Alex Corretja throw in the towel?

he clearly wants to do a Chang
a sad way to go out

should have retired in 2002 or 2003.
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Re: Should Alex Corretja throw in the towel?

TBE, at least Corretja is well loved everywhere, well maybe not with the Aussie media.

Yes, the sad thing is a donkey like Spadea is in the top 30 and Alex is struggling like this.

If he is enjoying the game, then he should keep playing, but it's sad to see his peak is so far gone.

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


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Re: Should Alex Corretja throw in the towel?

I think he should try his best at this years French and then call it a career.
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I think he should try his best at this years French and then call it a career.
Liz, that's the most serious post I have ever read from you.

It would be good if he could have one last run.

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


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Re: Should Alex Corretja throw in the towel?

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Yes, the sad thing is a donkey like Spadea is in the top 30 and Alex is struggling like this.

If he is enjoying the game, then he should keep playing, but it's sad to see his peak is so far gone.
If I were Corretja, I'd also find it really depressing that guys like Moya that he used to beat are still out there winning. (ok, so I know there are other players than Carlos that are still playing, but I'm too tired to think of another player)

I think with his marriage and kids, Alex just doesn't care as much anymore-the talent and ability is still there, especially on clay, but he has far different priorities now.

I just wish he could've won a French. Does Guga really need three?

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he clearly wants to do a Chang
a sad way to go out

should have retired in 2002 or 2003.
Except that Chang won a Slam?

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If he's in front of me, inside the locker room, throw me that wet towel, Alex

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If he's happy, he should go on playing...
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If he's in front of me, inside the locker room, throw me that wet towel, Alex
Alex consistently grew better-looking.

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Alex consistently grew better-looking.
AHHH, why do I bring stupid teenagy hormoney posts everywhere? I'm not even articulately hormonal.

I'm just irritated with myself and the world. And the Alex loss didn't help.

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Alex consistently grew better-looking.
maybe bigger too

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