Guga makes a long trip, but already he is in Acapulco
23/02/2003 to 21h28
Acapulco (Mexico) - After reaching the semifinal of Copa AT&T in Buenos Aires, Gustavo Kuerten is already in Acapulco for the dispute of another tournament in clay. He and his coach Larri Passos had arrived in the Mexican health-resort in this sunday, after a long trip that started in the beginning of the dawn and had stopped in Cancún and the City of Mexico.
When arriving in Acapulco, where he was champion two years ago, Guga was received with much affection for the fans and soon Diamond he was directed to the famous beach of Punta, where the Mextenis stadium is located, stadium of the dispute of the ATP tournament.
Guga, seeded sixth, will make its entrance only in tuesday, against a qualifier. Because Acapulco is three hours before here, the last round of qualification must finish late this sunday.
"It is a tournament that I adore to play, is in clay and at the level of the sea. The players feel very well in a wonderful place like this and I have to keep my level and to continue evolving ", said Guga, that still today would train with Larri. "Last week I made good matches, but necessarily I have to find more rythm in my game".
The match of Acapulco distributes U$ 690 a thousand in prizes and gives to the champion 225 points in ranking world-wide and 45 in the Race of the Champions. Guga occupies, respectively, 29º and 20º rank.
I checked the program of tomorrow, and Guga will face either Coutelot or Hidalgo... Guga gained confidence from last week, and I'm confident he can do super great this week, GO GUGAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!
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