About Mariano Puerta: Welcome back! - MensTennisForums.com

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 24 (permalink) Old 02-11-2005, 09:46 PM Thread Starter
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Posts: 669
                     
About Mariano Puerta: Welcome back!

I have read some posters comments in the match thread that seem to have no idea who this guy is/was, some short recap, since he has been out for a while....

Puerta has been very unfortunate, he finished Top 20 in 2000 relying only in clay (his long swings aren't well suited for faster surfaces), and he was probably Top 5-7 in clay at the moment...
...then, since 2001 he got one big injury after another, he has been unhealthy from 23 to 26, basically most of his prime; besides, in the meantime the tour got faster which made his long strokes style more difficult to apply...
But he is a lefty, constant heavy hitter, like you won't find today (maybe Gonzales, but steadier than Gonzo), packed with a gladiator's heart...and this is the first time since 2000 he is back to his early career weight...

Never, never, I have seen Moya suffering that many winners against in clay... Carlos usual approach, of lefting 3/4 open court to his FH was a mortal trap, because Mariano, being left and hitting such heavy, spinned, inverted FH, was placing lots of balls that were simply impossible for Carlos to even reach; when he tried to cover his FH, Mariano changed and punished him to his BH...
Obviously Carlos wasn't at his best, but he didn't play bad either...Mariano would have been too much for everybody today...


This doesn't mean Puerta is going back to his Top 20 rank, I think his speed disadvantage will prevent that, but if he stays healthy, he will become again a Top 50 player who can beat simply anybody on clay on a given day, like Calleri can...

I am very, very happy for him

Good luck to all.
fco253 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 24 (permalink) Old 02-11-2005, 09:47 PM
Senior Member
 
adeegee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Age: 32
Posts: 4,762
                     
Re: About Mariano Puerta: Welcome back!

It was very nice of Carlos to help his recovery I thought
adeegee is offline  
post #3 of 24 (permalink) Old 02-11-2005, 10:49 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Posts: 82
                     
Re: About Mariano Puerta: Welcome back!

well done Mariano

come on again
MAURO is offline  
post #4 of 24 (permalink) Old 02-11-2005, 11:08 PM
-LIFETIME MEMBER-
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 24,604
                     
Re: About Mariano Puerta: Welcome back!

Well done Mariano and good luck for the future.
Horatio Caine is offline  
post #5 of 24 (permalink) Old 02-11-2005, 11:14 PM
Registered User
 
Becool's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Brazil
Posts: 440
                     
Re: About Mariano Puerta: Welcome back!

VAMOS MARIANO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



WIN THIS TOURNAMENT!

Nicolas Almagro ~ Igor Andreev ~ Fernando Verdasco ~ Jo-Wilfred Tsonga ~ Mario Ancic ~ Marat Safin

Gaël Monfils ~ Thierry Ascione ~ Alejandro Falla ~ Paul-Henri Mathieu ~ Robby Ginepri ~ Simone Bolleli ~ Cecil Mamiit ~ Ivan Miranda ~ Thiago Alves ~ Bjorn Phau ~ Ivan Ljubicic ~ Frank Dancevic ~ Mariano Zabaleta ~ Mariano Puerta ~ Gilles Simon ~ Richard Gasquet ~ Janko Tipsarevic ~ Andreas Seppi ~ Gilles Mueller ~ Thomas Bellucci

LIST UPDATED
Becool is offline  
post #6 of 24 (permalink) Old 02-23-2005, 06:57 PM
MONSOON season.
 
CooCooCachoo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Upstate New York
Age: 30
Posts: 77,135
                     
Re: About Mariano Puerta: Welcome back!

You conveniently left out that he was found guilty of using doping and therefore suspended.

BEMELMANS | CHARDY | CHIUDINELLI
CIPOLLA| ROGER-VASSELIN | MCGEE




Bachinger|Basilashvili|Brands|Broady|Clezar|Cuevas |Eysseric|Giannessi|Gombos
Granollers|Grigelis|Huta Galung|Ilhan|Kudla|Al. Kuznetsov|Mannarino
Menendez|Mitchell|Naso|Paire|Peliwo|Polansky|Rober t|Rubin|Smyczek|J. Sousa|Weintraub

CooCooCachoo is offline  
post #7 of 24 (permalink) Old 02-23-2005, 07:01 PM
MONSOON season.
 
CooCooCachoo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Upstate New York
Age: 30
Posts: 77,135
                     
Re: About Mariano Puerta: Welcome back!

Wednesday, January 7, 2004 10:17 AM

http://www.abs-cbnnews.com/NewsStory...orts&OID=41831



Tennis body bans Puerta for doping

PERTH, Australia - Argentine tennis player Mariano Puerta has been banned from the sport for nine months, fined and stripped of ranking points after testing positive for a banned drug, men's tennis chiefs said on Wednesday.



Puerta, a promising claycourter once ranked as high as 18 in the world, tested positive for the class one substance clenbuterol during the 2003 ATP event in Vina del Mar, Chile, the ATP said.



Puerta is the third Argentine in three years to be banned for doping following Juan Ignacio Chela and Guillermo Coria's bans in 2001.



Chela was suspended from professional tennis for three months and thrown out of the world's top 500 in April 2001. The player, who has fought his way back to 38th in the world, tested positive for methyltestosterone, a prohibited steroid.



Later that year Coria, now ranked world number five, was suspended for seven months and fined $98,565 by the ATP after testing positive for the banned substance nandrolone.



Coria tested positive for the steroid when he was ranked 30th on the ATP entry system.



An independent Tennis Anti-Doping Program tribunal ruled that 25-year-old Puerta be suspended for nine months from October 3 last year when he stopped playing pending the tribunal.



Puerta will also forfeit 15 singles ranking points and $5,600 in prize money.



The Argentine will be eligible to return to competition after July 1, 2004.



The tribunal heard evidence from Puerta and the ATP in Miami on December 1, 2003, the ATP said.



Clenbuterol is an anabolic agent that promotes muscle growth. The tribunal determined that the player had been prescribed clenbuterol by his physician to treat an acute asthma attack and that the use had had no performance-enhancing benefits.

Puerta turned professional in 1995 and finished the 2003 season ranked No. 117 in the ATP rankings, posting a 5-14 singles record on the ATP circuit. His highest career singles ranking was 18 in 2000.

BEMELMANS | CHARDY | CHIUDINELLI
CIPOLLA| ROGER-VASSELIN | MCGEE




Bachinger|Basilashvili|Brands|Broady|Clezar|Cuevas |Eysseric|Giannessi|Gombos
Granollers|Grigelis|Huta Galung|Ilhan|Kudla|Al. Kuznetsov|Mannarino
Menendez|Mitchell|Naso|Paire|Peliwo|Polansky|Rober t|Rubin|Smyczek|J. Sousa|Weintraub

CooCooCachoo is offline  
post #8 of 24 (permalink) Old 02-23-2005, 07:03 PM
Yes, I am
 
Denaon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Age: 39
Posts: 21,208
                     
Re: About Mariano Puerta: Welcome back!

Quote:
Originally Posted by CooCooCachoo
You conveniently left out that he was found guilty of using doping and therefore suspended.
Here we go again



Gato Gaudio
Denaon is offline  
post #9 of 24 (permalink) Old 02-23-2005, 07:05 PM
Yes, I am
 
Denaon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Age: 39
Posts: 21,208
                     
Re: About Mariano Puerta: Welcome back!

What's the point in bringing that up Coocoo???



Gato Gaudio
Denaon is offline  
post #10 of 24 (permalink) Old 02-23-2005, 07:05 PM
country flag Pea
Registered User
 
Pea's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Posts: 5,938
                     
Re: About Mariano Puerta: Welcome back!

Quote:
Originally Posted by Denaon
Here we go again


Welcome back, Mariano!

GoOD luCk iN 2004:
{{{Alex Corretja}}}
{{{Roger Federer}}}
{{{Janko Tipsarevic}}}
{{{Andreas Vinciguerra}}}
{{{Mikhail Youzhny}}}
(Agustin Calleri)(Hicham Arazi)(Nicolas Kiefer)(Sebastien Grosjean)(Rafael Nadal)
(Tommy Robredo)(Xavier Malisse)(Gustavo Kuerten)(Rainer Schuettler)(Fernando Gonzalez)
(Mark Philippoussis)(Gaston Gaudio)(Albert Montanes)(Ivan Ljubicic)(Mariano Zabaleta) & Many More...

FoRevEr:
{{{STEFAN EDBERG}}}
Pea is offline  
post #11 of 24 (permalink) Old 02-23-2005, 07:07 PM
Yes, I am
 
Denaon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Age: 39
Posts: 21,208
                     
Re: About Mariano Puerta: Welcome back!

Quote:
Originally Posted by Pea


Welcome back, Mariano!
I welcome him back too, Pea!



Gato Gaudio
Denaon is offline  
post #12 of 24 (permalink) Old 02-23-2005, 07:11 PM
Registered User
 
Elwing's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: buenos aires
Age: 42
Posts: 176
                     
Re: About Mariano Puerta: Welcome back!

I was about to say that.. he had a positive doping.. but it's even more remarkable how he managed to come back in such a good way after being inactive for so long, he told the press during the ATP Tour Bs As that he got only 6 months of suspension because his reassons were heard so the punishment was lighter out...
If Chela and Coria are examples of a come back then we'll see Puerta taking off!! ... Go Mariano!!!
This post was made before reading what Denaon and other posted, after doing it this post came out
... I personally think that bringing the positive doping info it's just another prove of the great Congratz Mariano should be given for playing at the level he's playing nowadays... I have no idea of CooCoo intention on that, and i don't have any reassons to think he brought that up with bad intentions, honestly I think it is just another info that makes me clap even harder Puertas return...
What a player did regarding the game is part of his past, his present and his future, nothing to be ashame if you already fixed the problem (if it was so)

* to learn how to love, and forget how to hate*


A la legión Argentina SALUD!


Gabriela, Martina, Steffi...
... gracias por la magia

Last edited by Elwing; 02-23-2005 at 07:21 PM.
Elwing is offline  
post #13 of 24 (permalink) Old 02-23-2005, 07:15 PM
MONSOON season.
 
CooCooCachoo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Upstate New York
Age: 30
Posts: 77,135
                     
Re: About Mariano Puerta: Welcome back!

Quote:
Originally Posted by Denaon
Here we go again
If you give an overview of his career, you cannot just leave that out. That is my point.

BEMELMANS | CHARDY | CHIUDINELLI
CIPOLLA| ROGER-VASSELIN | MCGEE




Bachinger|Basilashvili|Brands|Broady|Clezar|Cuevas |Eysseric|Giannessi|Gombos
Granollers|Grigelis|Huta Galung|Ilhan|Kudla|Al. Kuznetsov|Mannarino
Menendez|Mitchell|Naso|Paire|Peliwo|Polansky|Rober t|Rubin|Smyczek|J. Sousa|Weintraub

CooCooCachoo is offline  
post #14 of 24 (permalink) Old 02-23-2005, 07:20 PM
Occasional Visitor
 
*Ljubica*'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Posts: 52,208
                     
Re: About Mariano Puerta: Welcome back!

Welcome back Mariano

AJDE SRBIJA


Supporting Djoković, Tipsarević, Soderling, Tursunov, Youzhny, Cilić and quite a few more
*Ljubica* is offline  
post #15 of 24 (permalink) Old 02-24-2005, 04:43 AM
Registered User
 
Hendu's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Posts: 3,791
                     
Re: About Mariano Puerta: Welcome back!

Puerta defeated Moya.... AGAIN!!!!!

Puerta is BACK!!!! and playing his best tennis....
Hendu is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the MensTennisForums.com forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome