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I feel sorry for Alex Corretja

He just lost his opening round match 7-6(5) 7-6(8) to (F??) Luzzi. I don't know what's happened to his confidence lately... Once upon a time, he was a really cool player.
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it' true it's sad for him, i used to appreciate him, he was a good player on claycourt .

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Surely it is just because he is getting older now? I don't think he expected to always be at such a high level, he just took that chance to carry on longer-all credit to him for that decision

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Alex is now 30/31 (?) and has played just two (inc. Valencia) tournaments this year. The other he lost in the first round, too.

He had a career high singles ranking of 2 but is currently 140th .

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It's sad, Corretja is one of my favorites and in the moment I want him to earn matches more than anyone else in the circuit, unhappyly many great champions pass through this in this stage of their careers
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yeah poor alex he was up 5-0 in the first ... tough loss for him
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Alex is now 30/31 (?) and has played just two (inc. Valencia) tournaments this year. The other he lost in the first round, too.

He had a career high singles ranking of 2 but is currently 140th .
This is false information.

In Viña del Mar, he lost first round to Nicolas Almagro
In Buenos Aires, he lost first round to Guillermo Cañas
In Costa Do Sauipe, he beat David Ferrer but then lost to Santiago Ventura

And in Napoli last week, he lost to Ruben Ramirez Hidalgo after having beaten Janko Tipsarevic in two comfortable sets.

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And well done Federico

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This is false information.

In Viña del Mar, he lost first round to Nicolas Almagro
In Buenos Aires, he lost first round to Guillermo Cañas
In Costa Do Sauipe, he beat David Ferrer but then lost to Santiago Ventura

And in Napoli last week, he lost to Ruben Ramirez Hidalgo after having beaten Janko Tipsarevic in two comfortable sets.
Wow, these are some excellent results for a former No.2

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It's interesting that Miami semifinalist and man of the moment Frog Ferrer is Corretja's pigeon - isn't it 3-0 to the older Spaniard now, after wins in IW and Madrid last year? He seems to be the only player Corretja can beat with regularity... I started following tennis at exactly the same time as his last great run in a Slam, reaching a second RG final in 2001 where he got pulverised by Kuerten after the first two sets. I always thought he would have good results right up to the end of his career, he seemed so reliable; in early 02 he had a poor hardcourt season and poor showings on clay leading up to RG (beaten by the likes of Galimberti and Boutter in Rome and Hamburg), but the moment he arrived in Paris he recaptured his old form and made a great run to the semis, with that unforgettable match against Clement in the third round.

I thought the same thing would happen in 03, after a very bad start to the year, but when the good form didn't materialise on clay it seemed less and less likely he could turn it around. The final confirmation came at RG with that 13-game losing streak against White Wine in the first round; it's been downhill ever since.

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His had a great career and was good enough to win RG but usually kept running into hot opponents at the end of the second week, those are the breaks.
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Corretja has had a fine career and he made the most of his talents, he was good enough to win a Slam, but just couldn't do it when he had the chances. He won the TMC, but if you listen to ys it was because the others weren't motivated.

Retirement won't be too far away I think, he makes too many mistakes on the forehand and the serve has worsened over time.

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He just lost his opening round match 7-6(5) 7-6(8) to (F??) Luzzi. I don't know what's happened to his confidence lately... Once upon a time, he was a really cool player.
This is the first score I looked for when I got up this morning. Its sad.
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