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Guga in Barcelona

amethyst
04-25-2004, 07:37 PM
Guga starts the tournament on monday playing doubles with Zabaleta vs Gambill/Haggard. Its the last match on center court.
Does anybody know anything about Haggard? I never heard of him before. Is he a doubles specialist?

Guga please win some matches in Barcelona and get some confidence!!

Billabong
04-25-2004, 08:44 PM
Best of luck to Guga and Zabaleta:D! Is Zabaleta playing well these days?? I haven't heard about him in a long time :eek:!

amethyst
04-25-2004, 09:01 PM
Zabaleta is not playing well. He lost first round in Monte Carlo vs Davydenko and I also dont remember good results from the time before. Maybe he and Guga can help each other ;) But as they are good friends they should at least have some fun :)

Billabong
04-25-2004, 10:35 PM
thanks for the info Claudia:)!
I hope they have fun and can win some matches:)!

Lee
04-26-2004, 04:47 AM
Gambill and Haggard play lots of doubles but not 'that' double specialist and I believe clay is not the best surface for both.

Wojtek
04-26-2004, 01:05 PM
Guga will play against Johannson in the second round.

Lee
04-26-2004, 06:20 PM
Guga has a GREAT workout today in Barcelona. Down 4-6 in 1st set, he and partner Zabaleta fought hard to even the match at 1-1 winning 2nd set TB 9-7 and finally won the match in 3rd, breaking their opponent at the 10th game to win the set and match 6-4. Returning the favour when they served the 10th game in 1st set and was broken.

Lee
04-26-2004, 06:23 PM
Go Guga Go

Guga's singles opponent tomorrow, T. Johansson, spent about an hours on court in his singles match today. Hopefully, Guga will not be too tired after today's doubles match. He spent almost doubles Johansson's time.

amethyst
04-26-2004, 07:38 PM
Im glad Guga and Zabaleta showed the fighting spirit to win such a tight match. This should give him a bit confidence in critical situations. I think being tired should not be a big problem as a two hour doubles match probably isnt as tiring as a two hour singles match. But I still keep my exspectations low ;)

Lee
04-26-2004, 07:46 PM
I hope so! I hope this will give him some rhythm :lol:

And Claudia, have you read those threads about Coria's injury? :smash: Rainer for not breaking him in 3rd set when he had 3 bps.

Neely
04-26-2004, 08:59 PM
good luck, Guga! :bounce: go and win a match now!!! :)

Billabong
04-26-2004, 10:53 PM
Yeah congrats Guga for your victory in doubles:banana:! That was a great fight:)!!!
Now win your singles match tomorrow, you can do it!
GOOOO GUGAAAAAA:banana:!!!

Wojtek
04-27-2004, 01:55 PM
Guga wins first set 7:6(5)

He saved sp at 4:5. Broke Johansson in eleventh game but lost his serve in the next game. He was 1:4 down in the tb but won this tb ufffffffff :D ;)

junekidd
04-27-2004, 02:40 PM
he lost the 2nd set. but I believe he can win finally! come on!

Wojtek
04-27-2004, 02:44 PM
Guga had 10 aces in the second set and still lost :rolleyes: :(

junekidd
04-27-2004, 02:50 PM
are there too many UE? I hope he could improve in the 3rd set!

junekidd
04-27-2004, 03:36 PM
good!a difficult winning is also a perfect winning!

Iker1
04-27-2004, 03:37 PM
I nearly had heart failure. Congrats.Guga!:)

Wojtek
04-27-2004, 03:37 PM
Guga wins 7:6 4:6 7:6

Wojtek
04-27-2004, 04:35 PM
I nearly had heart failure. Congrats.Guga!:)

Mine too :o

amethyst
04-27-2004, 04:36 PM
Guga won a match :) Hes working overtime in Barcelona. 2 hours yesterday and 2 1/2 hours today :eek:

Lee
04-27-2004, 04:37 PM
I nearly had heart failure. Congrats.Guga!:)

I am glad I don't watch the SB live, otherwise I will definitely have a heart failure.

Lee
04-27-2004, 04:40 PM
Guga won a match :) Hes working overtime in Barcelona. 2 hours yesterday and 2 1/2 hours today :eek:

He won't play singles tomorrow, so it's a good thing.

Lee
04-27-2004, 05:00 PM
Guga next round opponent is Canas or Ancic.

For me, I prefer Ancic. What do you think?

Lee
04-27-2004, 05:47 PM
From Tennis Week
http://www.sportsmediainc.net/tennisweek/index.cfm?func=showarticle&newsid=10861&bannerregion=
Kuerten Edges Johansson In Barcelona Tiebreak

By Adrianna Outlaw
04/27/2004

Bottoming out after three consecutive opening-round losses, Gustavo Kuerten arrived in Barcelona in desperate need of a victory to boost his sagging confidence. Today, the three-time Roland Garros champion snapped his losing streak with a dramatic win.

The sixth-seeded Brazilian held off 2002 Australian Open champion Thomas Johansson, 7-6(5), 4-6, 7-6(5) in a two-hour, 32-minute test of nerves, skills and wills at the Open Seat Godo. The Kuerten serve was a key component to his victory: he hit 21 aces and won 72 percent of his first-serve points to offset a strong serving performance by Johansson, who delivered 11 aces, won 76 percent of his first-serve points and saved eight of the 10 break points he faced.

It was Kuerten's first victory since he defeated Agustin Calleri, 3-6, 6-2, 6-3 to capture the Costa Do Sauipe crown in his home country on the final day of February. The 27-year-old Kuerten raised his clay-court record to 10-3 on the season with this victory that may prove crucial to his confidence.

"I think it's more of a confidence thing, more of the motivation for me. Early rounds are always tough to, you know, to get myself more enthusiastic down there in the court," Kuerten said. "You always have to pass over these rounds, so it's been probably the toughest thing for me. I can play very well in the end of the tournaments when I am playing more matches. But when I get to the first match that I need to get motivated and focusing just early on in the tournament."

A wild card entrant into this event, Kuerten will play either Argentina's Guillermo Canas or Croatia's Mario Ancic for a spot in the quarterfinals.

amethyst
04-27-2004, 05:54 PM
Guga next round opponent is Canas or Ancic.

For me, I prefer Ancic. What do you think?

Im not sure who to prefer. Canas is the better clay player, but on the other hand Ancic is the type of player Guga doesnt like (big server). So Im sort of indifferent. Much more important will be if Guga gets his game going!

amethyst
04-27-2004, 07:33 PM
Guga and Zabaleta play doubles tomorrow vs Ehrlich/Ram from Israel, who are a very good doubles team. Its the third match on court 4. Lets hope Guga has a short match ;)

Neely
04-27-2004, 09:08 PM
well done, Guga! :) :yeah: :bounce:

I'm really glad he got that very close victory!

Lee
04-27-2004, 09:14 PM
Im not sure who to prefer. Canas is the better clay player, but on the other hand Ancic is the type of player Guga doesnt like (big server). So Im sort of indifferent. Much more important will be if Guga gets his game going!

Yes but Ancic is a more erratic player. He serves big but they are on clay. Guga himself is quite erratic until he gets his rhythm. Canas is a very consistent player and if Guga lapse a bit in a match, it's difficult for him to fight back while Ancic may just hand Guga a break.

Billabong
04-27-2004, 10:30 PM
I'm so happyyyyyyyy!!!!!!!!! Congrats Gugaaaaaaaa:D!!! Finally a win:D!!!

I agree with Lee, I think Canas may be more dangerous.. but when Ancic is on fire, he's tough to beat, remember RG 2003 against Andre :o! Still I think Guga has a good chance:banana:! I'M happy I'm happy I'm happy:D!

Good luck tomorrow in doubles Guga:D!!!

amethyst
04-28-2004, 03:28 PM
Guga and Zabaleta lost 36 16. At least it was a short match today ;) No shame to lose against such a good doubles team. But the score could be a little bit closer ;)

And Guga plays Canas tomorrow. He beat Ancic 64 64. I guess Guga will have to work very hard in this match.

Lee
04-28-2004, 03:49 PM
Guga and Zabaleta lost 36 16. At least it was a short match today ;) No shame to lose against such a good doubles team. But the score could be a little bit closer ;)

And Guga plays Canas tomorrow. He beat Ancic 64 64. I guess Guga will have to work very hard in this match.

:lol: you want a short match and Guga obliged. :lol:

Canas is dangerous. It's quite surprisng that Guga is 6-0 vs him and all but one of their matches were before Guga's injury and all are on clay.

Canas clay result was not that spectacular this year. He lost all in 1st round except advanced to SF in Acapulco losing to Fernando Verdasco and this tournament.

GO GUGA GO.

Lee
04-28-2004, 04:19 PM
Gustavo Kuerten (BRA) vs Guillermo Canas (ARG)

2002 Hamburg TMS, Clay, R16 Germany Clay R16 Kuerten 7-5 6-2
2001 Stuttgart Outdoor, Clay, F Germany Clay F Kuerten 6-3 6-2 6-4
2001 Acapulco, Clay, S Mexico Clay S Kuerten 6-1 6-4
2001 Buenos Aires, Clay, Q Argentina Clay Q Kuerten 0-6 6-1 6-2
1999 Roland Garros, Clay, R64 France Clay R64 Kuerten 6-2 6-3 3-6 6-2
1998 Palermo, Clay, R32 Italy Clay R32 Kuerten 6-3 4-6 6-2

Guga leads Canas 6-0 all on clay.

And the score line in 2001 Bueno Aires was really weird.

amethyst
04-28-2004, 04:45 PM
:lol: you want a short match and Guga obliged. :lol:


Ok, I swear I will never say anything like this again! Long matches are fine with me as long as hes winning them ;)

Lee
04-28-2004, 04:51 PM
As long as Guga wins some matches and his body is not hurting too much, I'll be happy. If he wins a title or 2, that's a bonus.

spiiky
04-28-2004, 06:30 PM
Guga will enter in squares central office of the Real Club de Tnis for return of 11h30 (Brasilia), with an extra motivation, after to have received the prize "Player Note 10", of the Spanish press. "I had a difficult and very important victory against the Johansson. I am motivated and now I have another hard game for the front. The Cans already gained two games here and is a fighter ", said. Guga beat Sugar canes in the six times where the tenistas if had faced, all in the gross sand. The Brazilian, who faced the Argentine for the last time in 2002, in the Masters Series of Hamburg, thanked the prize. "I am until moved with this homage that I am receiving, mainly for being in this match and here in Spain. I find that everybody remembers the first times that I came here. It was not far from easy because of the Pantry Davis (Guga arrived to be antagonized in squares, in 1998, after the confrontation where Spain defeated Brazil for the Pantry Davis, in Porto Alegre) and the truth is that since that I came back to play in Barcelona, in the passed year, very I was well received by all ", said Guga. "It is plus a conquest that I have it are of you square them and that it would like to share with my mother and my family. This prize is special and it gives motivation still more to me to follow fighting in this match ", completed the Brazilian.

Billabong
04-28-2004, 09:27 PM
Guga :sad:.. what an easy defeat in doubles:eek:!

I hope he'll be ready for tomorrow, he definitely can win this!!!
GOOOOOOO GUGAAAAAAA:banana:!!!

Lee
04-29-2004, 05:17 AM
Will anyone watch SB? I may be around (especially if Moya's match go the distance) but I'm not sure whether I can handle it.

Iker1
04-29-2004, 11:18 AM
:rolleyes: Guga against Canas.
:mad: My fave player against my friend's fave player.
Guga,please do your best!

Wojtek
04-29-2004, 04:59 PM
Guga wins 6:3 6:7 6:3 :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo: :D

Lee
04-29-2004, 05:13 PM
Guga will play Gaudio next round :eek:

Hopefully the choking Gaudio shows up.


GO GUGA!!!!!!!

Iker1
04-29-2004, 05:17 PM
:D Congrats,Guga.Gaudio :eek: :rolleyes: ...Still do your best,Guga. :D :)

moonlight
04-29-2004, 05:18 PM
Congrats, Guga :yeah:
Keep it up, good luck against Gaudio! :bounce:

amethyst
04-29-2004, 06:33 PM
Guga won two matches :) :) Well done fighting through another long match. But where was he in the TB :rolleyes: Loosing it 1/7 :eek:
I think he still must improve to win against Gaudio unless Gaudio is choking again.
Good luck Guga! Keep fighting!

Billabong
04-30-2004, 01:20 AM
YEAH well done Guga:D!!!
Tough test coming up: Guga can do it! He can win this:D!
GOOOOOOOOOO GUGAAAAAAAAA:banana:!!!

Iker1
04-30-2004, 04:41 PM
:eek: Guga retirered?????????????????? Anybody can tell me the reason?
:crying2: Did he have an injury?I'm so disappointed now.He almost won.

Lee
04-30-2004, 04:42 PM
:bigcry: :bigcry:

Iker1
04-30-2004, 04:46 PM
:wavey: Lee.
:unsure:Why couldn't he be luckier??!!!

amethyst
04-30-2004, 05:43 PM
:bigcry: This cant be true! At last he was playing well again and now hes injured!!! He must be very sad :sad:

amethyst
04-30-2004, 07:42 PM
I found this on brazilian yahoo (babelfish translation) :

__________________________________________________ ____________

Guga abandoned because of pains in the hip

LANCEPRESS!
The Brazilian tenista Gustavo Kuerten abandoned the departure against the Argentine Gastn Gaudio in this thursday because of strong pains in the hip. The player gave up the game in third set, when he lost for 2 the 1, in the fourth-of-end of the Match of Barcelona. Guga explained that it felt much pain in as set and that was strengthenn very to gain the game, where dominated in first set. Exactly with pains, the Brazilian still tried to play third set, but he finished giving up.
It was feeling me very well today. My game left perfect in first set, but pains had started there and finished wronged - the tenista said. The Brazilian affirmed that its prioriadade now is to arrive well in the Match of Roland, that starts in day 24 of May. It affirmed that he goes to rest some days. - For Roland Garros, he does not worry me the part technique, but yes the physics, that is my bigger concern at the moment - it declared.

star
04-30-2004, 07:43 PM
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

tall_one
04-30-2004, 08:14 PM
NOOOO not again!! http://smileys.******************/cat/4/4_9_2.gif

Lee
04-30-2004, 09:02 PM
From an article in Tenisbrasil, his right hip is the one that's problem.

:sad: :sad: :sad:

star
04-30-2004, 09:38 PM
Oh Guga!!!

Was it the right hip last time too?

Lee
04-30-2004, 09:42 PM
Oh Guga!!!

Was it the right hip last time too?

Yes, it's his right hip that was operated on :bigcry:

Katie G
04-30-2004, 11:35 PM
I think all us Guga fans have to accept that his best days are over! Sometimes he may have a good run but not consistently like he did in the past. I REALLY HATE SAYING THAT!!!!

Neely
04-30-2004, 11:40 PM
oh no, very bad news... I'm feeling really sad now :sad: :sad:

Billabong
05-01-2004, 06:00 AM
I think all us Guga fans have to accept that his best days are over! Sometimes he may have a good run but not consistently like he did in the past. I REALLY HATE SAYING THAT!!!!

I'm not too sure, Guga had great rhythm out there and he really had some good chances to win the tournament.. he was playing great today before the injury! He won the Brazil Open earlier this year and he just started to get his good rhythm again in this tournament :sad:! He would have been very confident for the next tournaments!