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John McEnroe says Coria was devastated

I heard John McEnroe state on TV that Coria had been devastated by his loss to Davydenko. I don't know if he was making a casual observation or he got this information from somewhere.
This could mean Coria is emotionally traumatized or just very very disappointed.

Does anyone on this board have any inside information?
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Re: John McEnroe says Coria was devastated

Well as Coria manages to cry pretty much every time he loses...this is a pretty daft observation.
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I can understand if he's traumatized. He was totally *on his way* to winning that final last year and then he had a body malfunction. And now, this 19-year-old Nadal kid shows up and usurps the clay king throne, and then he goes out to a great player, but still, many didn't expect him to lose that match. Poor Guille. He must be traumatized, and maybe has a bruised ego. I would be traumatized if I were him because he lost on such a great opportunity the previous year, and now with Nadal, I am sure he is facing a lot of uncertainty.

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Re: John McEnroe says Coria was devastated

Well, I have read, and I don't remember the source since I read from so many magazines, that coria was pretty sure that he was going to play Nadal in the final. He really didn't expect losing to Davydenko or any other player than Nadal for that matter. Also, Coria said in an interview that after having played Nadal and Federer he considered Nadal the strongest and the most dangerous of the two.
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Re: John McEnroe says Coria was devastated

I feel so bad for Coria. Unfortunately I didn't see the match so don't know what went wrong, but I have trouble understanding how Coria could let someone like Davydenko beat him on his best surface.

Poor Guille... :-(

Especially after what happened last year.
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I feel so bad for Coria. Unfortunately I didn't see the match so don't know what went wrong, but I have trouble understanding how Coria could let someone like Davydenko beat him on his best surface.

Poor Guille... :-(

Especially after what happened last year.
Try the fact that Davydenko outhit him didn't make many errors after losing the 1st set and took his chances.

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Re: John McEnroe says Coria was devastated

Devastated, I'm sure. After all, he was supposed to be in the final with Nadal so he can salvage his bruised ego after losing to Gaudio last year.

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Coria should be upset about over playing heading into Roland Garros. His schedule made absolutely no sense and he played too much clay court tennis and it caught up to him in Paris. Coria should have been resting up the week before the French Open but he was in Dusseldorf playing still more tennis.

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If Coria has nothing more to be traumatised about in his life than a tennis match - then he should count himself very lucky. He is very wealthy young man with a beautiful wife and more opportunities than most people will ever have in their lifetimes. I am sure he was sad to lose (every professional is sad to lose any match), but if he was "traumatised" then maybe he ought to seek another form of employment

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That is sooo right. He must have thought that he was invincible.
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If Coria has nothing more to be traumatised about in his life than a tennis match - then he should count himself very lucky. He is very wealthy young man with a beautiful wife and more opportunities than most people will ever have in their lifetimes. I am sure he was sad to lose (every professional is sad to lose any match), but if he was "traumatised" then maybe he ought to seek another form of employment
I agree w/ that assessment...it's sport anything can happen in the future. You have to keep it together and know there is always a next time. His career is far from over-stay healthy and the opportunities will come.

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That is sooo right. He must have thought that he was invincible.
No one is invincible. Mind you - the decisions to play these extra tournaments were really those of his coach and Physical Trainer, not of Coria himself. Maybe they just pushed him too hard.

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Great post Rosie about Coria's life. But he better make out his own schedule from now on and not let his handlers do it for him. Guille has been around long enough to make out his own schedule. And didn't Coria have major right shoulder surgery less than a year ago? It was foolish and risky to have him play so much tennis this spring.

Connect, I think Guile now knows he's not invincible. I just hope he didn't damage his surgically repaired right shoulder in the process of over playing this spring.

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Great post Rosie about Coria's life. But he better make out his own schedule from now on and not let his handlers do it for him. Guille has been around long enough to make out his own schedule. And didn't Coria have major right shoulder surgery less than a year ago? It was foolish and risky to have him play so much tennis this spring.

Connect, I think Guile now knows he's not invincible. I just hope he didn't damage his surgically repaired right shoulder in the process of over playing this spring.
Yes he did have major surgery, and in my opinion came back far too quickly by trying to play in the Masters' Cup last year. And guess we can't blame his advisers for that one, because he had a different coach and trainer back then, and i know for a fact that one of the reasons he split with Markus (the coach then) was because Markus wanted him to wait a bit longer before playing and Coria wanted to play TMC.

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Re: John McEnroe says Coria was devastated

No need to thank Rosie, Cat. She is never at a loss for a bitchy word about Guille. notice how she craftily changed the word "devastated" to "traumatized" when no one suggested he was traumatized -- not even Jmac?

I was crying a lot about Guille's schedule before Roland Garros, but Guille defended it by saying he thought the best preperation for Roland Garros was having a lot of tennis in his legs. Perhaps he will decide now that he didn't have the right strategy. But, I don't believe he can blame his handlers. He has the power to make these decisions himself, and if he let someone mislead him, he has only himself to blame.

Of course, we have only JMac's word that Coria was devastated. JMac may just be projecting. He was devastated over his loss to Lendl at Roland Garros and says in many ways he never got over it. He's also a big believer that a bad loss can change a player forever. I've heard him say this about players before, and then they've bounced back just fine. So, although I dearly respect JMac's tennis acumen, he sometimes reveals more about himself in his comment than anything else.
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