The Articles and News Thread - MensTennisForums.com
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 56 (permalink) Old 08-20-2002, 03:10 PM Thread Starter
Registered User
 
Dissident's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Procrasti-Nation
Posts: 4,430
                     
The Articles and News Thread

We already have a picture thread, but we didnt have one for articles and news. So there ya go.
Have fun

wooden jesus, can i be saved? i spent all my money on a future grave.. ill cut you in on 20% of my future sins..

TWENTY!
'97 ROLAND GARROS, '98 Stuttgart, '98 Mallorca, '99 MONTE CARLO, '99 ROMA, '00 Santiago, '00 HAMBURG, '00 ROLAND GARROS, '00 Indianapolis, '00 MASTERS CUP LISBOA, '01 Buenos Aires, '01 Acapulco, '01 MONTE CARLO, '01 ROLAND GARROS, '01 Stuttgart, '01 CINCINNATI, '02 Costa do Sauipe, '03 Auckland, '03 St. Petersburg, '04 Costa do Sauipe.
Dissident is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 56 (permalink) Old 08-20-2002, 03:10 PM Thread Starter
Registered User
 
Dissident's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Procrasti-Nation
Posts: 4,430
                     
To start with, article from today´s newspaper:

Guga still not playing and sinking in the rankings
- Brazilian, currently practicing in Florianopolis, is number 46 on the Entry System

Gustavo Kuerten keeps on sinking on the ATP rankings, announced every Monday. Yesterday, Guga appeared ten positions below last week, as number 46. The reason was the loss of 175 points, for he didn´t play the Indianapolis tournament, in which he was runner-up last year. The brazilian tennis player won´t play this week either. He is preparing himself for the US Open, starting on August 26.

In the Race of the Champions, that take into account only this year´s results, Guga is ranked 65 – third brazilian in the list, behind Andre Sa and Fernando Meligeni. Sa, Meligeni and Flavio Saretta play this week the Long Island tournament, also in the USA, warming up for the US Open, last Grand Slam of the year. Saretta is already into the second round. Yesterday, he beat the spanish David Sanchez, coming back on a 3/6 6/4 6/2 match. In the round of 16 he will face the german Rainer Schuettler.

Meligeni won´t have it easy on the start. In the first round, he already gets to play Paradorn Srichaphan, runner-up in last week´s tournament in Washington. The winner of that match then faces Nicolas Lapentti, from Ecuador. Sa´s opponent is Ramon Delgado, from Paraguay.

wooden jesus, can i be saved? i spent all my money on a future grave.. ill cut you in on 20% of my future sins..

TWENTY!
'97 ROLAND GARROS, '98 Stuttgart, '98 Mallorca, '99 MONTE CARLO, '99 ROMA, '00 Santiago, '00 HAMBURG, '00 ROLAND GARROS, '00 Indianapolis, '00 MASTERS CUP LISBOA, '01 Buenos Aires, '01 Acapulco, '01 MONTE CARLO, '01 ROLAND GARROS, '01 Stuttgart, '01 CINCINNATI, '02 Costa do Sauipe, '03 Auckland, '03 St. Petersburg, '04 Costa do Sauipe.
Dissident is offline  
post #3 of 56 (permalink) Old 08-20-2002, 11:36 PM Thread Starter
Registered User
 
Dissident's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Procrasti-Nation
Posts: 4,430
                     
Another article from another newspaper today.

Losing in the US Open, Guga can crash to number 80.
Sa passes Meligeni in the Race of the Champions.

The environment is of big concern and cheer for Gustavo Kuerten in Florianopolis. He, who by the beggining of the year was the world number 1 [my ps, they are wrong, he was number 2. But whatever... ] and spread his love for his city world wide, got down other 10 positions in the Entry System ranking and is the new number 46. Guga, who underwent a hip surgery in February, is not practicing in the same places he used to. He now prefers the closed and private courts. Maybe he wont even call the press for an interview before his travel to New York this week. The last Grand Slam of the season starts on Monday, the US Open, and Guga defends 250 points from last year. If the worst happens, Guga can fall to around the 80s in the ranking.

wooden jesus, can i be saved? i spent all my money on a future grave.. ill cut you in on 20% of my future sins..

TWENTY!
'97 ROLAND GARROS, '98 Stuttgart, '98 Mallorca, '99 MONTE CARLO, '99 ROMA, '00 Santiago, '00 HAMBURG, '00 ROLAND GARROS, '00 Indianapolis, '00 MASTERS CUP LISBOA, '01 Buenos Aires, '01 Acapulco, '01 MONTE CARLO, '01 ROLAND GARROS, '01 Stuttgart, '01 CINCINNATI, '02 Costa do Sauipe, '03 Auckland, '03 St. Petersburg, '04 Costa do Sauipe.
Dissident is offline  
post #4 of 56 (permalink) Old 08-22-2002, 03:18 AM Thread Starter
Registered User
 
Dissident's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Procrasti-Nation
Posts: 4,430
                     
08.16.02
From Gugas site

Guga wants to surprise us all in New York.

After a tough practicing week in Florianopolis, Gustavo Kuerten and his coach Larri Passos are both concentrated and focused on getting to New York, to play the US Open, as prepared as they could be.
The duo is working all by themselves, spending around three daily hours on court. Larri´s goal is to see Guga surprising everyone in New York.
"We are working on a solution. During the last tournaments, I could see how the players are preparing themselves to beat Guga, and we are working on some different plays, so then he can get there and take them by surprise." Larri explained.

The coach also said that his pupil´s production is progressing each day. "We are being succesful on our quiet practicing, and Guga´s performance is getting better. The last two days were really very good."

Guga, who wont have neither the Saturday off, said he is happy about his work. "We´ve been working hard, really focused, each day I feel the ball better in my racquet, and thats the way to go".

wooden jesus, can i be saved? i spent all my money on a future grave.. ill cut you in on 20% of my future sins..

TWENTY!
'97 ROLAND GARROS, '98 Stuttgart, '98 Mallorca, '99 MONTE CARLO, '99 ROMA, '00 Santiago, '00 HAMBURG, '00 ROLAND GARROS, '00 Indianapolis, '00 MASTERS CUP LISBOA, '01 Buenos Aires, '01 Acapulco, '01 MONTE CARLO, '01 ROLAND GARROS, '01 Stuttgart, '01 CINCINNATI, '02 Costa do Sauipe, '03 Auckland, '03 St. Petersburg, '04 Costa do Sauipe.
Dissident is offline  
post #5 of 56 (permalink) Old 08-22-2002, 03:42 AM Thread Starter
Registered User
 
Dissident's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Procrasti-Nation
Posts: 4,430
                     
08.21.2002
GUGA HEADING TO NEW YORK THIS WEDNESDAY

First opponent is french Julien Boutter.

After almost two weeks of hard work in Brazil, Gustavo Kuerten and Larri Passos are leaving to New York this wednesday. The draws are already out, and Guga has to play the french Julien Boutter.

"Its a tough match, but like everything is in a tournament like this. I lost both the two matches we played, but I had some good practicing here, and Im very happy that I can play the last Grand Slam of the season. I like to play in New York, Im looking forward to it and with good memories of the matches I had there last year and in 1999." said Guga, who reached the quarterfinals on both ocasions.

Last year, the brazilian had a match to go into midnight, where he beat belarussian Max Mirnyi, 3 sets to 2, having only 13 unforced errors the whole match.

Another match we cant forget was in 1999, when he lost to the french Cedric Pioline, in four sets. The match had so hard fought points that, in a given moment of the match, Guga crossed the whole court to shake Cedric´s hand for one of his brilliant plays.

Larri, who had closed sessions of practice with Guga since they came back to Florianopolis, said eh laughed a lot when he knew Gugas opponent would be Boutter, 54th in the Entry System and 59th in the Race. "I think we were already preparing ourselves for this match without knowing, because our last work here in Florianopolis, this morning, we had highlights on the serve and volley and the serve return."

The coach also said that he is travelling happy, and that if it depends on the work they developed in these 12 days in Brazil, Guga is ready. "We spent something like 36 hours in the court and Guga did his job very well. All days in my life, even the ones when Guga was the number one, I would wake up thinking about going to work, and thats what we did. Now I just hope the match doesnt go for further than 4 hours, because three we spent in the court everyday."

Larri and Guga have already decided on a practicing session in Flushing Meadows for Thursday. "We are going now, to work there, with the tournament balls, the courts and the weather"

HEAD TO HEAD
Guga vs Boutter

2001 - Basel (indoor carpet)
Boutter df. Kuerten 7/6 6/2
2002 Australian Open (hard-rebound ace)
Boutter df Kuerten 3/6 4/6 7/5 6/3 6/3

wooden jesus, can i be saved? i spent all my money on a future grave.. ill cut you in on 20% of my future sins..

TWENTY!
'97 ROLAND GARROS, '98 Stuttgart, '98 Mallorca, '99 MONTE CARLO, '99 ROMA, '00 Santiago, '00 HAMBURG, '00 ROLAND GARROS, '00 Indianapolis, '00 MASTERS CUP LISBOA, '01 Buenos Aires, '01 Acapulco, '01 MONTE CARLO, '01 ROLAND GARROS, '01 Stuttgart, '01 CINCINNATI, '02 Costa do Sauipe, '03 Auckland, '03 St. Petersburg, '04 Costa do Sauipe.
Dissident is offline  
post #6 of 56 (permalink) Old 01-02-2003, 05:01 PM Thread Starter
Registered User
 
Dissident's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Procrasti-Nation
Posts: 4,430
                     
*BUMP*

Let´s post all the articles here. Makes the things more organized.

wooden jesus, can i be saved? i spent all my money on a future grave.. ill cut you in on 20% of my future sins..

TWENTY!
'97 ROLAND GARROS, '98 Stuttgart, '98 Mallorca, '99 MONTE CARLO, '99 ROMA, '00 Santiago, '00 HAMBURG, '00 ROLAND GARROS, '00 Indianapolis, '00 MASTERS CUP LISBOA, '01 Buenos Aires, '01 Acapulco, '01 MONTE CARLO, '01 ROLAND GARROS, '01 Stuttgart, '01 CINCINNATI, '02 Costa do Sauipe, '03 Auckland, '03 St. Petersburg, '04 Costa do Sauipe.
Dissident is offline  
post #7 of 56 (permalink) Old 01-02-2003, 05:10 PM Thread Starter
Registered User
 
Dissident's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Procrasti-Nation
Posts: 4,430
                     
First article of 2003.

From Guga´s site. Translated by meself.

GUGA FINISHED THE PREPARATION FOR 2003 THIS TUESDAY

After a whole month of intensive practice sessions in coach Larri Passos´ academy, in Camboriu, Gustavo Kuerten finished this Tuesday his preparation for 2003 with the conviction that he´s ready for a long year of tournaments on the tour.

During four weeks, with breaks only on Sundays, Guga practiced hard and spent almost 12 hours on court in Larri Passos Tenis Pro, chasing the best preparation possible for the 2003 season, which begins, for the brazilian, on January 6th, in Auckland, New Zealand.

"I did the last session, before I leave for the circuit, this Tuesday. I finish this phase being sure that I´m ready to go. These were exhausting weeks, but they will pay off. They are the base for everything I will need for a long time of competition," said Guga.

Coach Larri Passos was happy about the hard work weeks in Santa Catarina as well. "The pre-season was excelent. Guga leaves Brazil very strong and really well prepared, ready to start the year with a bang."

Guga and Larri took the plane to Auckland this Wednesday, as Guga plays the ATP Tournament in the city next week. The other week, He plays the Australian Open in Melbourne.

wooden jesus, can i be saved? i spent all my money on a future grave.. ill cut you in on 20% of my future sins..

TWENTY!
'97 ROLAND GARROS, '98 Stuttgart, '98 Mallorca, '99 MONTE CARLO, '99 ROMA, '00 Santiago, '00 HAMBURG, '00 ROLAND GARROS, '00 Indianapolis, '00 MASTERS CUP LISBOA, '01 Buenos Aires, '01 Acapulco, '01 MONTE CARLO, '01 ROLAND GARROS, '01 Stuttgart, '01 CINCINNATI, '02 Costa do Sauipe, '03 Auckland, '03 St. Petersburg, '04 Costa do Sauipe.
Dissident is offline  
post #8 of 56 (permalink) Old 01-02-2003, 05:24 PM Thread Starter
Registered User
 
Dissident's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Procrasti-Nation
Posts: 4,430
                     
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 don´t 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.

wooden jesus, can i be saved? i spent all my money on a future grave.. ill cut you in on 20% of my future sins..

TWENTY!
'97 ROLAND GARROS, '98 Stuttgart, '98 Mallorca, '99 MONTE CARLO, '99 ROMA, '00 Santiago, '00 HAMBURG, '00 ROLAND GARROS, '00 Indianapolis, '00 MASTERS CUP LISBOA, '01 Buenos Aires, '01 Acapulco, '01 MONTE CARLO, '01 ROLAND GARROS, '01 Stuttgart, '01 CINCINNATI, '02 Costa do Sauipe, '03 Auckland, '03 St. Petersburg, '04 Costa do Sauipe.
Dissident is offline  
post #9 of 56 (permalink) Old 01-02-2003, 05:25 PM Thread Starter
Registered User
 
Dissident's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Procrasti-Nation
Posts: 4,430
                     
Btw, that last one was from www.tenisbrasil.com.br

wooden jesus, can i be saved? i spent all my money on a future grave.. ill cut you in on 20% of my future sins..

TWENTY!
'97 ROLAND GARROS, '98 Stuttgart, '98 Mallorca, '99 MONTE CARLO, '99 ROMA, '00 Santiago, '00 HAMBURG, '00 ROLAND GARROS, '00 Indianapolis, '00 MASTERS CUP LISBOA, '01 Buenos Aires, '01 Acapulco, '01 MONTE CARLO, '01 ROLAND GARROS, '01 Stuttgart, '01 CINCINNATI, '02 Costa do Sauipe, '03 Auckland, '03 St. Petersburg, '04 Costa do Sauipe.
Dissident is offline  
post #10 of 56 (permalink) Old 01-03-2003, 03:05 AM
Registered User
 
Jessi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Posts: 4,712
                     
Guga sounds very upbeat!

Kuerten ready to unwrap a few surprises

03.01.2003 By TERRY MADDAFORD Don't come looking for Gustavo Kuerten in his trademark Brazilian yellow uniform at next week's open.

In a switch from his preferred colours, the ever-popular Kuerten will step out at the Heineken Open with a fresh new look as he continues his comeback from the injuries which curtailed his playing schedule in early 2002.

Kuerten arrived in Auckland early this morning and is likely to play his first-ever match at the ASB Tennis Centre on Tuesday.

"I'm looking forward to playing in Auckland for the first time," said Kuerten. "I'm trying to get back on track and soon as possible. I'm looking forward to playing well and winning some matches.

"I have great hopes for the new season.

"This time I have taken more time off and will now use this tournament as an important part of my preparation for the Australian Open.

"But, I know it will not be easy," said the 26-year-old from Florianopolis in Brazil. "Like myself, there are many top players looking for good matches before the Australian Open.

"The field is very tough but every match I can win will be very good for me."

To his huge band of fans worldwide "Guga" is God.

"The Brazilian people inspire me. I'm sure it will be the same in Auckland. I have five or six friends who live in Auckland. I'm sure you'll see them and their flags."

With his well-documented passion for surfing, is he likely to nip out to Piha?

"Not this time. I prefer to stay on the court. Maybe I'll come back another time to go to the beaches and see the city."

Kuerten said playing at sea level would be an advantage.

"They are the same conditions as where I live."

His early-year dream?

"I would like to go on from Auckland and win the Australian Open.

"I'm sure everything will be alright. I'm just going to hang loose and have a good time in Auckland."

Winning in Melbourne seems a bit far-fetched but no one would question his determination or ability.

In six attempts, from 1997, he has come up well short, progressing beyond the first round four times but no further than the second. That is in stark contrast to the French Open where he has won three times.

Despite a disrupted 2002, Kuerten still picked up his 17th ATP title - beating Guillermo Coria in the Brazilan Open final in Costa de Sauipe after the Argentine had held match point.

It was Kuerten's first ATP win in his homeland and followed hip surgery in February and a season continually disrupted by injury.

Not surprisingly, his ranking dropped from No 1 (in December 2000) to 36 - his lowest since 1996.

.
v vvvvvvv vvvvvv
~Good Luck Marat in 2005!~
v vvvvvvv vvvvvv



"Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans." ~ John Lennon
Jessi is offline  
post #11 of 56 (permalink) Old 01-04-2003, 01:28 AM
country flag Lee
Gugaholic
 
Lee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Under the blue sky
Posts: 84,778
                     
I just went to Guga's official web site and found that the site also has English, Spanish and French version. I am not sure whether I missed it before or just the new feature but anyway it's great for all Guga fans.
Lee is offline  
post #12 of 56 (permalink) Old 01-04-2003, 03:18 AM Thread Starter
Registered User
 
Dissident's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Procrasti-Nation
Posts: 4,430
                     
Hi Lee!

It´s not a new feature, but last time I checked the articles were not updated very frequently in english. They come out too late, and many of them dont at all.
Thats why I translate. Let me know if it´s working now

wooden jesus, can i be saved? i spent all my money on a future grave.. ill cut you in on 20% of my future sins..

TWENTY!
'97 ROLAND GARROS, '98 Stuttgart, '98 Mallorca, '99 MONTE CARLO, '99 ROMA, '00 Santiago, '00 HAMBURG, '00 ROLAND GARROS, '00 Indianapolis, '00 MASTERS CUP LISBOA, '01 Buenos Aires, '01 Acapulco, '01 MONTE CARLO, '01 ROLAND GARROS, '01 Stuttgart, '01 CINCINNATI, '02 Costa do Sauipe, '03 Auckland, '03 St. Petersburg, '04 Costa do Sauipe.
Dissident is offline  
post #13 of 56 (permalink) Old 01-04-2003, 03:25 AM
country flag Lee
Gugaholic
 
Lee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Under the blue sky
Posts: 84,778
                     
Quote:
Originally posted by Dissident
Hi Lee!

It´s not a new feature, but last time I checked the articles were not updated very frequently in english. They come out too late, and many of them dont at all.
Thats why I translate. Let me know if it´s working now
I didn't do any comparison since my Portugese is sort of non-existence. The latest article there is about his new tennis suit in 2003.
Lee is offline  
post #14 of 56 (permalink) Old 01-04-2003, 03:31 AM Thread Starter
Registered User
 
Dissident's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Procrasti-Nation
Posts: 4,430
                     
see, its old. I just got a new one. Im working on it.

wooden jesus, can i be saved? i spent all my money on a future grave.. ill cut you in on 20% of my future sins..

TWENTY!
'97 ROLAND GARROS, '98 Stuttgart, '98 Mallorca, '99 MONTE CARLO, '99 ROMA, '00 Santiago, '00 HAMBURG, '00 ROLAND GARROS, '00 Indianapolis, '00 MASTERS CUP LISBOA, '01 Buenos Aires, '01 Acapulco, '01 MONTE CARLO, '01 ROLAND GARROS, '01 Stuttgart, '01 CINCINNATI, '02 Costa do Sauipe, '03 Auckland, '03 St. Petersburg, '04 Costa do Sauipe.
Dissident is offline  
post #15 of 56 (permalink) Old 01-04-2003, 03:40 AM
country flag Lee
Gugaholic
 
Lee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Under the blue sky
Posts: 84,778
                     
Quote:
Originally posted by Dissident
see, its old. I just got a new one. Im working on it.
OK! Then I better stay on!

What do you think about my avatar? I think I need to pick a few more and have TH size them.
Lee is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the MensTennisForums.com forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome