Re: Andrea Gaudenzi deserves more credit than he's given
Q. Where was that match when you got up in the umpire's chair and said, "game, set, match"?
ANDREA GAUDENZI: Ivanisevic match in Paris the one I lost.
Q. When the umpire --
ANDREA GAUDENZI: The umpire went down and said "I have to go to the toilet," I said, "Yes, normally the players go to the toilet," so I went to the chair umpire.
Q. What did you think when he dumped the forehand in the net at the end of the match?
ANDREA GAUDENZI: I don't even remember how was the point because I thought every time I was serving I said, just concentrate. It is not match point. Play a normal point. I wanted to serve and volley I don't know if I did if I miss a few serves, I don't remember.
Q. That was the match point that you won?
ANDREA GAUDENZI: Yes, but --
Q. Second serve, he ran around --
ANDREA GAUDENZI: I don't remember. I was out of place.
Q. When you lost the sixth match point were you concerned that you might --
ANDREA GAUDENZI: That's what I said, I was ready to play the fifth set, but I know how these things go. It's going to come back and I have to be ready to play the fifth and not freak out and give it to him.
Q. Did you have a particular strategy going into the match against Courier?
ANDREA GAUDENZI: Yes, the most important thing was not to be passive but to be aggressive and especially to open the court with a backhand down the line because he turns around all the time the forehand so I have to open the court with my backhand down the line and come in on -- I cannot tell you everything, otherwise -- this is our secret. That's it.
Q. Did you have any sense that he might be a little vulnerable because he had been talking about retiring and all that stuff?
ANDREA GAUDENZI: Well, the way he played against Krickstein and I don't know what day it was, I think he played a very good match and he came here one year earlier, I mean, I think he's just talking. It's just words.
Q. Did you watch the Krickstein match on television?
ANDREA GAUDENZI: Yeah, a little bit.
Q. You won 90 percent of your points at the net. Was that intentional?
ANDREA GAUDENZI: I probably won three times.
Q. You won 33 times.
ANDREA GAUDENZI: What? 33? No.
Q. According to the numbers -- No. Not true.
ANDREA GAUDENZI: I don't know -- well, I don't know. I might be. I don't
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