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Coria vs Nalbadian! Who has the greater potential to win a slam?

For the first time in three years, David took over Coria as the highest year end ranked Argentine player by winning the biggest title in his career. But Argentines have consistently finished behind the Espanols, 05-Nadal, 04-Moya, 03-Ferrero who all finished in the top 5 all of whom also have won slams.
These two Argentines have become known as some sort of under-achievers who just could not win slams. So who do you think have the greater potential to win slams to match Gaudio who really is not in the same league as them.
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Re: Coria vs Nalbadian! Who has the greater potential to win a slam?

Espanols = Españoles??
BTW, Nalbi..., but who knows
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Re: Coria vs Nalbadian! Who has the greater potential to win a slam?

And Nalbadian=Nalbandian

Don't know who the other guy is...can't be sure if he'll win a GS.
Anyhoo, David.

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Man, just relax 'bout the spelling mistakes, kay?........u no i cant spel...
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I was just having some fun
Anyway, you would correct me if I write Leyton Hewit, wouldn´t you?
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Anyway, you would correct me if I write Leyton Hewit, wouldn´t you?
Sure I would....noboy touches my Lleyton...
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Re: Coria vs Nalbadian! Who has the greater potential to win a slam?

Nalbandian.

Not only surface is not an issue to him (and that means that he's a contender for every one of the 4 slams - a dark horse actually, but anyway ), but also he has already showed that he can defeat a player that is higher ranked that him (and I'm not talking about Rogi only).

We all know that Coria had the greatest chance of his career to win a slam last year. Time has passed and things only got worse for him, although he managed to improve on other surfaces, but then again, not enough to be a contender for Aus, Wimbledon and US. If he wants to win Roland Garros, he still has to prove that he can beat Fed, Nadal and even Gaudio on clay, considering that he hasn't done it since they achieved their respective present levels.

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Nalbandian.

Not only surface is not an issue to him (and that means that he's a contender for every one of the 4 slams - a dark horse actually, but anyway ), but also he has already showed that he can defeat a player that is higher ranked that him (and I'm not talking about Rogi only).

We all know that Coria had the greatest chance of his career to win a slam last year. Time has passed and things only got worse for him, although he managed to improve on other surfaces, but then again, not enough to be a contender for Aus, Wimbledon and US. If he wants to win Roland Garros, he still has to prove that he can beat Fed, Nadal and even Gaudio on clay, considering that he hasn't done it since they achieved their respective present levels.
I agree with you regarding Coria. And I think that loss still affects him in many ways. Furthermore, had Puerta actually won the FO, that may have presented some more psychological mess for him.

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I agree with you regarding Coria. And I think that loss still affects him in many ways. Furthermore, had Puerta actually won the FO, that may have presented some more psychological mess for him.
You mean for Coria, or for Puerta?

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You mean for Coria, or for Puerta?
Coria, of course. In my opinion, he would have shat a brick if Puerta managed a win there.

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Coria, of course. In my opinion, he would have shat a brick if Puerta managed a win there.
I don't know about that. I mean, these guys have known each other for a long time, and come more or less from the same background, so that when one of them manages to win a major, the others may think: "Hey, if he could do it, I can do it, too."

They have a strong competitive nature. The Argentine players themselves may be taken as example. First it was Nalbandian reaching Wimbledon finals, then Coria had an incredible year in 2003, then Gaudio won RG, then Puerta reached the finals and so on. Calleri, Chela and Cañas, who weren't exactly newbies at the tour, reached the top 20. The same happened to Zabaleta, Gaudio and Squillari in 2000. With Gonzalez and Massu in Chile. And with Kuerten and Lapentti in the early 90's, who have had a close friendship since they were juniors.

What I mean is, the logical thing would be Coria feeling motivated to win a Slam because a countrymen of his did it. It's the same thing that when you're in college and your best friend is getting better grades than you, you will force yourself to work harder so you can surpass him or at least do as well as him, and so on.

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If Coria recovers and starts playing as he used to before his surgery, he has good chances.
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