Originally Posted by Billabong
You can also ask Guga, he'll tell you, after saving a match point in RG 2001 4th against Russell with a 26-shots rally
! Imagine the pressure
Down 2 sets to love, being #1 in the world, ultra favorite and defending champion
! I'm pretty sure Gaudio felt a lot of pressure in last year's RG too
! There were some long rallies out there on match points!
That I will never forget and one week later he won his 3rd RG. What if one of those balls which almost touched the line had gone some centimeters out, everything would be different...
The ending was beautiful when he declared his love to the crowd by making a hearth on the clay and lying there! The hearth was ugly but the gesture simply beats anything I have seen on a tennis court before! What a nice player we are talking about here, a true hero with so much hearth! Someone you just love see on the court. We have talked much about the bad boys of tennis, throwing raquets, screaming and behaving bad. What we need more of are people like Guga, with that great smile on his face and the nice behaviour on the court he simply outshined the bad boys.
To me he was a greater tpersonality thatn even Agassi, even if I like Agassi too. If Guga would be american, there would be no limits for his popularity.