Originally Posted by Rosie
Did you have to mention pouring maggots down throats when I'm about to eat my evening meal
Anyway - seriously - I think the main problem here was under-estimating the opponent. I read the Argentine Press most days - and all the players and media were so confident of this tie - somewhat like the Australians before the quarter final against Argentina
Beck isn't a great player, but he is one of these solid ones who occasionally pulls off a surprise result, and obviously rises to the occasion when playing for his country - just like his fellow Slovak Hrbaty does. I didn't see the match so I won't comment on whether Coria was "schooled" or not - I was planning to go at one time, but had to cancel for various personal reasons so could only follow it on live score. However, although I never hide my hearty dislike of Coria here, I somewhat doubt he was "schooled" - he doesn't give up easily and it's not as though he was bagelled or anything. I do think he has some serious psychological problems on court nowadays though - far too many double faults in his game from what I can tell - and a failure to perform on the big stage that wasn't in his game 2 years ago,
thanks rosie. i expected a bigger
from you, so
for not kicking a horse when hes down.
i thought it was rather big of me to report this, since no one had mentioned it, and wanted to admit cleanly the fact of the loss.
it is a SCHOOLING in that this is a match he should have won by easier scores than he lost by! It would not be considered a schooling in a traditional sense, no.
i know he did fight hard, but anyone can come up flat. and the crowd, from the little i saw, was already putting all their energy into beck and supplying him with loud crazed support, i'm sure he responded well to the environment.