And another one
Guga is on his way to New Zeland.
Jan 2, 2003
Florianopolis (SC) - Gustavo Kuerten is on his way to Auckland, New Zealand, where he plays, from Monday on, his first tournament in the 2003 season.
After a month of intense preparation for the new year, Guga got in the plane to Auckland late in the afternoon this Wednesday, fro Hercilio Luz Airport in Florianopolis, ready to start the competition and also to face the long flight.
Expert in travels to Oceania (
), Guga chose the shortest path. From Florianopolis, he went to Buenos Aires, with a stop in Porto Alegre (my home town
), and then straight to Auckland.
"Usually, we donīt go to Auckland, so we go straight to Australia and the trip is even more tiring. Maybe this time we have better luck. But the worst part is the adaptation to the time zone," said Guga, before the departure, in reference to the 15 hour gap between Brazil and New Zealand.
This is the first time Guga plays the Auckland ATP. The arrival of the three times Roland Garros champion in New Zealand is planned to this Friday. After playing the Heineken Open, Guga goes to Melbourne, Australia, for the first Grand Slam of the season.