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Guille Coria - most talented?

Personally I think Coria is the most talented tennis player in the world. I'm talking about pure tennis talent, so that doesn't include power, serving etc which aren't really tennis talents imo. I mean you only have to look at the guys hands, drop shots etc to realise how talented he is. And he has a very technically good forehand, too.

I just think if you gave everyone wooden rackets, he would be the best player.


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Re: Guille Coria - most talented?

dont be mean guys. lol~
i cant say for myself; havent seen him play enough and hes been out of the game for so long (well out of the light) so yeah dunno.
still, u cant compare him to federer
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haha, okay

actually power can come from good technique, same with serve, net play etc. Coria was fast and got everything back, that's about it he was not this amazing shotmaker, he does have some nice touch but he is not even the most talented argentine...

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Guille is a magician !
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Yes. Too bad he is an asshole and his career over.
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Re: Guille Coria - most talented?

Not most talented, but very talented. He did have exquisite drop shot technique though.

His FH, BH, quite standard. Nothing exquisite about that.
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So wooden racket tennis is the only form of tennis that involves pure talent!?

Federer beats him. By about a mile.

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I think he is talent, but "most talent" I can't say!
Btw, where is he? does he retired? for enjoy his married life?

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haha, okay

actually power can come from good technique, same with serve, net play etc. Coria was fast and got everything back, that's about it he was not this amazing shotmaker, he does have some nice touch but he is not even the most talented argentine...

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Re: Guille Coria - most talented?

He's probably among the Top 10, maybe even Top 5, but Nalbandian for instance has a very similar amount of touch and court-craft, isn't too far behind in court coverage and can hit with more power. And ironically enough, as of right now he has by far the more reliable serve.... boy, that would have sounded crazy two or three years ago. One could argue that at his peak on clay, Coria was the best tactical player out there, since he had to construct his points very carefully and work hard at breaking down opponents' weaknesses; on the other hand, I still saw him win plenty of matches on the strength of dogged retrieving and mental toughness alone, and people have noted that he was a tactical master in more ways than one.

Of course, Coria like everyone else has benefited from the power of modern-day racquets, with wooden ones he would still be a force on the clay but he'd be far more vulnerable on faster surfaces against big servers. And if power off the ground as well as on the serve isn't a real tennis talent, then Andre's no. 1 fan must regard him as one of the luckiest hackers that ever existed.

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