Join Date: Jan 2005
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Interview with Horacio in latercera. Sorry - some of the places the translation came out really weird.
Kind of sad - I don't want Horacio to stop coaching until Fernando stops playing.
Time and again Horacio de la Pena insists to Adrián Garcia how to hit him to the ball of adequate form. He repeats to him time and again that "wrap the ball", that descend not the intensity. And Garcia pays attention, without importing the exhaustion by the hour and a half that carries in court. He is the style that, according to the "Pulga", he has carried to be successful with its pupilos and to coach today to three of the four better tennis players than has Chile.
Why the top-level Chilean tennis players choose Argentines to work?
I do not have idea. I can speak you by what do I generate that good relation with my pupilos. They say that I speak them in a way that are convinced of what I tell them. The form in which I am repeated them thousand times al day, causes improves them.
What do I bother him of the Chilean middle?
It gets mad me a lot when the people thinks on things that does not know. Gets mad myself when I return to Chile and I listen: "Nooo, Fernando shit again". The people understands that four years ago they did not have anything! They had to Marcelo Rios being withdrawn and a future one tenístico frightening. And suddenly they were found with a player as the Fernando, that is charismatic, good type and that breaks working. And that is 11 of the world, 11!
But you have also recognized that Fernando has been frightened in certain moments..
But if he is real that is frightened and he has to learn to improve it. And I have to continue working in giving him more you arm so that, when he be frightened, equal he wins the matches.
You talks with him on this behavior?
Yes. But sadly when we speak is it shit, hot, sad, and to everything that I tell tells him me that yes.
I am not bothered because you says it publically?
Yes and the large men are the ones that assume the problems. The had these problems to become inside the 200 and did well. Later to become inside the 100, later between the 50 and thus. But what luck that are having problems, because only there is 10 types everywhere that are better than Fernando! Dejémonos to screw. Get the Chilean sport and they see how many sportsmen they are there, how many..
Time ago that itself does not listen him put in polemics, ¿there is some change of style?
Always I say that who does not learn of its errors and does not try to improve remains stagnant. And one it has to go learning of the things that pass him. My idea in this work is to leave a bequest, an idea, a form to work, an intensity of work that hope remain and recall itself me as someone that has done the different things. What yes I do not want is that recall itself me as someone confrontacional or a "rompebolas".
You carry 22 years as the coach, ¿how evaluates its career?
I have had a lot of luck. I have earned no Grand Slam neither no Super one Nine, but I have obtained many things.
And so much time travelling tires you?
Yes, but I cannot be unjust, because gives me so many happinesses, me full of the adrenaline that strange al not to play. It will be difficult to leave it.
But it is something that is evaluating for a nearby future?
I believe that I continue two years more in this.
That is to say, ¿Fernando already would have that to be projected with another person, with another coach?
I do not know, he is that it is something very difficult. In cold, that is my opinion, to cause will be very hard. What I have clear is that I am arming my life in Chile, where i would like to do a program of large sports. And therefore the unique thing that want is that a President leave (of the Republic) with "balls" and that al sport dedicate him time and silver to do of this a world top-level discipline. Cannot be that we be among the 10 better in many aspects and in sports we be among the last. Does not have logic. The Chileans do not be born paralytics, neither stupid. Is not a deformed race. Being stopped screwing. There is not results because themselves they are not worrying, nothing more.