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I have to say I admire Coria...

... for his efforts to improve his game on other surfaces than clay.
I hate his excuses when he loses because of blisters, cramps and other stuff, but I must say that his efforts to get a more universal game, surface wise, is good for tennis. He plays and loses early in Marseille while he could have played and maybe won Buenos Aires in front of his fans, friends and family, he's going on in Rotterdam... last year he was in finals in s'Hertogenboch on grass, which was not publicized that much for a "claycourter"...
Appearence fee is a factor, but losing in early rounds is tough for confidence at this level, so I don't think he's winning a lot of things short term in this process...
It was hard to admit but I have to say "congrats Mr. Coria"
What do you think ?

"I asked a bloke in the front row if he liked the serve-and-volley stuff," said Rafter. "He said he did but asked if he was going to get to see any rallies. 'Not today, mate,' I told him."
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Re: I have to say I admire Coria...

[QUOTE=mdhubert.. last year he was in finals in s'Hertogenboch on grass, which was not publicized that much for a "claycourter"...
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I did notice it and it certainly increased my appreciation for him. And I never considered him a pure claycourter. The fact that he plays best on clay, doesn't mean that he can't play on other surfaces.
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I did notice it and it certainly increased my appreciation for him. And I never considered him a pure claycourter. The fact that he plays best on clay, doesn't mean that he can't play on other surfaces.
Sure, but he could focus on clay tournaments and win a lot more like others do, taking less risks, even if I can understand them...

"I asked a bloke in the front row if he liked the serve-and-volley stuff," said Rafter. "He said he did but asked if he was going to get to see any rallies. 'Not today, mate,' I told him."
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very nice post mdhubert, i will good rep you for that.

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You must spread some Reputation around before giving it to mdhubert again.
will get around to it later

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Re: I have to say I admire Coria...

Very correct, Hubert, I 100% share your thoughts on that.
I've also said that to the Coria fans in his forum some time ago and he absolutely gets my credit for doing that and getting results on hardcourt and grass last season.
You must just think of this situation that the guy was coming off the disappointing French Open Final, then he moves on to such an exotic surfaces, which grass certainly is, and gets a 1st round loss against a #200 ranked player. You would in most cases think that he stops playing now, but he didn't! Instead he moved on the next grass tournament and made the final beating some respectable grass court players like Clément, Beck and Ancic.

to Coria for doing all that

You cannot ask for more than at least trying, and with him it already was a very successful try and I think he can even further improve this.

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*Boos this thread loudly*

Coria on other surfaces = 1 step forward 3 steps back
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Coria on other surfaces = 1 step forward 3 steps back
Let's give him credit for his efforts, Coria hater

"I asked a bloke in the front row if he liked the serve-and-volley stuff," said Rafter. "He said he did but asked if he was going to get to see any rallies. 'Not today, mate,' I told him."
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Re: I have to say I admire Coria...

well , what to say.. I agree with Puschkin, i never considered him as a pure claycourt player, although that is the surface more "sure" for him to play since he grew up playing in it, I think he can develope a greater tennis at other surfaces. He has what others clay players don't, speed and mind, nonetheless he has determination... One of the things I like the most in Coria is his personal battle so openly showed, he is always trying to get over himself and his history. He could've come to Bs As and play ATP at Lawn tennis but his contract didn't let him which I found at the same time, dessapointing (cuz i'm here and i would've loved to see him) and admirable at the same time, cuz he is trying , as one of you said, to reach his level in a more difficult surface... I don't think loosing against # 200 would be a big deal for him nowadays, he's still trying to recover from his injury and also he's away from clay so I think he's testing, once again, himself and he will make it. From all the argetinean players I think he has the most solid chance to stay and fight even to be higher, at the top ten. He has the mind, the spirit, and the coldness to play great tennis in all surfaces... for that I admire him...

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Re: I have to say I admire Coria...

Admire Coria?
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Admire Coria?
For that specifically, yes. And just for aknowledging the successes of Federer in Hamburg...
Otherwise, for overall admiration I prefer Fed, Marat and Andre for sure...

"I asked a bloke in the front row if he liked the serve-and-volley stuff," said Rafter. "He said he did but asked if he was going to get to see any rallies. 'Not today, mate,' I told him."
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Re: I have to say I admire Coria...

This is one of my favourite things about Coria

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Thanks everybody for the good reps

"I asked a bloke in the front row if he liked the serve-and-volley stuff," said Rafter. "He said he did but asked if he was going to get to see any rallies. 'Not today, mate,' I told him."
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... for his efforts to improve his game on other surfaces than clay.
I hate his excuses when he loses because of blisters, cramps and other stuff, but I must say that his efforts to get a more universal game, surface wise, is good for tennis. He plays and loses early in Marseille while he could have played and maybe won Buenos Aires in front of his fans, friends and family, he's going on in Rotterdam... last year he was in finals in s'Hertogenboch on grass, which was not publicized that much for a "claycourter"...
Appearence fee is a factor, but losing in early rounds is tough for confidence at this level, so I don't think he's winning a lot of things short term in this process...
It was hard to admit but I have to say "congrats Mr. Coria"
What do you think ?
Such a brave post.

I agree with you.
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I have to agree wholeheartedly that Coria is special in that he is willing to put himself out there . . . I think he has grown up a lot in a year's time. This is not same guy who thought he could win RG. He's wiser now and still pushes himself to achieve new things. That takes guts. I don't know what it is about him but his presence out there is so personal and he wears it on his sleeve so publicly. Now, you either love him or hate him but it's hard not to feel it when he is in throes of a match.

I thought his grass court work was very admirable considering how his head and heart must have been reeling. And to the point of his being a clay-courter above all else, he himself has professed feeling like he was born on clay . . . that clay is his destiny so it's hard not to want to put him in that box. But he had a decent run last year in Miami (and other tournaments in 2003) and would have beaten Roddick if not for the kidney stones. Roddick was out of his element that day and very lucky to have grabbed that one for the mantle.
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