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*the big french open poll!!!!!*

joeb_uk
06-02-2004, 08:37 PM
ok, we have the 4 semi finalists. who do you all want to win?

Horatio Caine
06-02-2004, 08:38 PM
Henman! Good luck to Coria though! :)

LCeh
06-02-2004, 08:40 PM
I want Gaudio. I watched him play today, and he has such a nice game, and he is so talented. Too bad he always chokes. It is also nice that it's not always the "big guys" winning grand slams.

Peoples
06-02-2004, 08:41 PM
Henman! But Gaudio deserves it for his style and Nalbandian for his technique, so basically any of these 3 although I prefer Tim right now.

CooCooCachoo
06-02-2004, 08:41 PM
I want Gaudio. I watched him play today, and he has such a nice game, and he is so talented. Too bad he always chokes. It is also nice that it's not always the "big guys" winning grand slams.


And yet you didn't vote for him ;)

I voted for Gaudío too.. A bit of a sympathy vote, because I think he is a great guy and a talented player.. If it weren't for all the choking! In many ways this year's Roland Garros is a big success, as I wouldn't mind Gaudío, Nalbandían or Henman winning. But Coría will probably win and I don't want that to happen!

LCeh
06-02-2004, 08:45 PM
And yet you didn't vote for him ;)

I did. :)

shucky
06-02-2004, 08:46 PM
Henman is the definite underdog. It would be nice to see a serve and volleyer win, but the chances are still slim!

Billabong
06-02-2004, 08:47 PM
Gaudio is the one I prefer among them, GO GASTON:worship:!!!

Shy
06-02-2004, 08:48 PM
Gaudio because he is very talented and out off all of them he achieved the lest.

Safin_Henman
06-02-2004, 08:59 PM
it would be pretty cool if Henman wins, but i'm rooting for Coria!!!

Havok
06-02-2004, 09:21 PM
Both want and think Coria will win RG

Lestat
06-02-2004, 09:28 PM
Coria, because this is the end of the clay season and he need the points, the grass season arrive, and... you know... ;) :p :devil:

PD: nalbandian just 2 votes? where are the nalbi fans? :p

andyroxmysox12191
06-02-2004, 09:31 PM
Coria but I wouldn't mind if Timmy won :D

shaoyu
06-02-2004, 09:33 PM
Gaudio is already 26, one of the best single-handed backhands and he was so humble and nice to his compatriots in his interview. I think we should give him a chance :)

Lestat
06-02-2004, 09:39 PM
it would be an interesting match between coria and gaudio.
After all, gaston detest guille :devil:

Peoples
06-02-2004, 09:44 PM
After all, gaston detest guille :devil:
Why do you think that?

jazz_girl
06-02-2004, 09:54 PM
I want David to win!!!
But I must admit that it would be nice watching gaudio kicking Coria's ass...

Lestat
06-02-2004, 09:59 PM
Why do you think that?
not only I think it, I saw it :p
Gaston have a bad relation with coria since a trouble they had a couple of years ago in Buenos Aires open.

jazz_girl
06-02-2004, 10:01 PM
lol! yeah, I remember that!

*Ljubica*
06-02-2004, 10:01 PM
David definately - it would be wonderful and make my year. But if he loses to Gaudio, then I'll be rooting for Gaston.

Definately, NOT Coria though - in fact I would love to see Tim thrash him - unlikely I know - but it would make me very happy!

Aleksa's Laydee
06-02-2004, 10:13 PM
david what more can i say??
VAMOS DAVID

Carito_90
06-02-2004, 10:48 PM
Definetely Coria. He wants it sooo much :)

WyveN
06-02-2004, 11:02 PM
anyone except Coria, but it is to much to hope for

PinkFeatherBoa
06-03-2004, 12:01 AM
My heart is with Henman all the way. My head is still telling me Coria's gonna thrash him though.

Jinx
06-03-2004, 12:14 AM
Im new in this forums and theres something that call my atenttion: WHY DOES A LOT OF PEOPLE HATE CORIA?? :confused: :confused:
I really dont understand it..... :sad:
And most........why a lot of argentine people here hate coria?? :confused: :confused:

Everybody hates him beacuse he is so deamn good??? :confused:
Some argies hate him because he is so much better than the other argentine players? :confused:
He really was in a fight with gaudio? :eek: i didnt know that...
Isnt him a nice person (coria i mean)?
Well, really i dont konw...
It all seems like envy but you must have your own reasons...
I think he is an awesome tennis player, and this is a tennis forum, right?

Anyways....I voted for Coria, I really like Gaudio and Nalbandian too (the match that gaudio played today was impressive and he shows he is incredible talented!!! :worship: )
It would make me happy if gaudio or nalbandian win but I know Coria will do it, he is a better player and he really deserves it! :worship:

fco253
06-03-2004, 12:21 AM
It's amazing how many people (even Argentines), likes only one of David and Guille and even get to dislike a lot the other...

...it's so fun and relaxing cheering for the two of them...

Gaston was a notch below in my rootings because of the big chunk of life he has taken out of me during his multiple and heartbreaking "pain experiences" (calling them chokes is an understatement), but his interview after the amtch today showed such a humble and likeable guy , he has come back all the way (as long as he stays out of DC singles), and I wouldn't mind a bit if he wins...

Ballbuster
06-03-2004, 12:54 AM
I want Henman to win, but if I had to bet my life savings on a winner, I'd bet on my ass

Tennis Fool
06-03-2004, 01:15 AM
How the hell is Henman running away with this poll :eek: Are you people on crack??? Or do you think it's his only chance at a Slam? (How do you say "Our Tim" in French) :p

Maybe because he's the only Anglophile left :confused: I know that the British contingent on this board is growing--but where is every else? Argentine hate that great :confused:

Anyway, if Coria drops a set in the next two matches, I will consider it a *huge* disappointment.

ytben
06-03-2004, 01:22 AM
I am voting for Gaudio also. I really like his game, and it will be a nice consolation present ;) for all those choking experiences he has put his fans through.

Horatio Caine
06-03-2004, 01:25 AM
Henman all the way!!! :)

Horatio Caine
06-03-2004, 01:26 AM
How the hell is Henman running away with this poll :eek: Are you people on crack??? Or do you think it's his only chance at a Slam? (How do you say "Our Tim" in French) :p

Maybe because he's the only Anglophile left :confused: I know that the British contingent on this board is growing--but where is every else? Argentine hate that great :confused:

Anyway, if Coria drops a set in the next two matches, I will consider it a *huge* disappointment.

Yeah we are on crack! :)

Horatio Caine
06-03-2004, 01:28 AM
[QUOTE=Tennis Fool]How do you say "Our Tim" in French) :p [QUOTE]

"Notre Tim" is it not?

Carito_90
06-03-2004, 01:30 AM
Anyway, if Coria drops a set in the next two matches, I will consider it a *huge* disappointment.

:lol:
I second that :)

Horatio Caine
06-03-2004, 01:32 AM
:lol:
I second that :)


Get lost! :) :lol:

Chloe le Bopper
06-03-2004, 01:48 AM
How the hell is Henman running away with this poll :eek: Are you people on crack??? Or do you think it's his only chance at a Slam? (How do you say "Our Tim" in French) :p

Maybe because he's the only Anglophile left :confused: I know that the British contingent on this board is growing--but where is every else? Argentine hate that great :confused:

Anyway, if Coria drops a set in the next two matches, I will consider it a *huge* disappointment.
There is a good deal of Argentine resentment... and yes, even here. But I think that what happened in this poll is that the three of the just split the vote.. that's all ;)

Horatio Caine
06-03-2004, 01:51 AM
There is a good deal of Argentine resentment... and yes, even here. But I think that what happened in this poll is that the three of the just split the vote.. that's all ;)


You gotta admit though - Tim is heavily outnumbered! He deserves to win this poll! :)

Chloe le Bopper
06-03-2004, 01:55 AM
You gotta admit though - Tim is heavily outnumbered! He deserves to win this poll! :)
I don't have to admit any such thing. I voted for Nalbandian.

Anyways, aside from not splitting the vote with others, Tim has serious underdog factor here. I imagine that half his votes come from that alone.

Horatio Caine
06-03-2004, 02:04 AM
I don't have to admit any such thing.

Ooooh!! Get you! :)

MAURO
06-03-2004, 02:37 AM
David

you deserve it

Horatio Caine
06-03-2004, 02:39 AM
David

you deserve it


Yeah he does - a great Grand Slam record. If he doesn't make it this time...it is only a matter of time before he wins a Grand Slam title. He is too good not to...but needs to lose some weight! :)

oxy
06-03-2004, 06:29 AM
i'm rooting for gaston...go gaston...win the whole damn thing!!!

Zetlandsk
06-03-2004, 06:41 AM
Gaudio, as the other 3 players will have more chances to win Slams and if Gaudio doesn't seize it now, I don't think he ever will.

Lee
06-03-2004, 06:43 AM
:lol: Timmy is winning and Gaudio a close second :haha:

WyveN
06-03-2004, 06:53 AM
Hopefully Tim defeats Coria, after that I dont care - the final will be guranteed to be interesting

PerezRoldan
06-03-2004, 06:56 AM
I voted for Gaudio and that's not surprising, the thing that is a surprise is that he is there in the semis and with that performance against Hewitt anything is possible. Though as long as the winner comes from Gaston or Nalbandian wins then it's all good.

CooCooCachoo
06-03-2004, 06:57 AM
I did.

Ah.. when I voted for him it was his first vote? :)

After all, gaston detest guille

Really? I am liking Gaston more and more..

Sommarsverige
06-03-2004, 07:00 AM
I voted also for Gaston Gaudio :D :D :D

I really hope he will be successful against David, but I think it will be
much tougher than the match against Guga.

CooCooCachoo
06-03-2004, 07:02 AM
My heart is very happy seeing that Coría received the fewest votes.. :)

Lee
06-03-2004, 07:06 AM
And Gaudio is the leader now. WOW!!! :bigclap:

FryslanBoppe
06-03-2004, 07:07 AM
Yes, another vote for Gaudio, as long as Coria doesn't win then I should be able to handle the result, but that would be too easy.

FryslanBoppe
06-03-2004, 07:08 AM
Really? I am liking Gaston more and more..

Lets say they won't be exchanging Xmas cards anytime soon.

moonlight
06-03-2004, 07:09 AM
I voted for David.

I would be happy to see Henman or Gaudio win too.

Aurora
06-03-2004, 08:09 AM
Probably the first semi slam line-up in a long time I'm rooting for everybody and not against anyone, I'm just -I'm ignoring my own corniness (sp?)- hoping for great tennis!

BaselineSmash
06-03-2004, 09:01 AM
My patriotic allegiance goes for Henman. Should he lose, I want to see Gaudio hold the trophy aloft; after all, he's not got a chance at any other of the grand slams -we all know Nalbandian does and as for Coria, him winning RG would be just too predictable.

Action Jackson
06-03-2004, 09:02 AM
Gaston has hit the lead, but the predictability of Coria of winning is swimming in the air.

*Ljubica*
06-03-2004, 09:08 AM
My heart is very happy seeing that Coría received the fewest votes.. :)

Mine too :)

Pink Panther
06-03-2004, 09:15 AM
David definately - it would be wonderful and make my year. But if he loses to Gaudio, then I'll be rooting for Gaston.

Definately, NOT Coria though - in fact I would love to see Tim thrash him - unlikely I know - but it would make me very happy!

Have to quote you Rosie :cool: cuz that's exactly the order in which I would like them to win.

Too bad Gaston and David are in the same half. :(

Action Jackson
06-03-2004, 09:22 AM
Have to quote you Rosie :cool: cuz that's exactly the order in which I would like them to win.

Too bad Gaston and David are in the same half. :(

Good taste Pink Panther even better if Gaston was swapped for David, but them being in the same half would be typical though.

joeb_uk
06-03-2004, 09:49 AM
henman 16 26.67%
gaudio 20 33.33%
coria 10 16.67%
nalbandian 14 23.33%

nice :)

Chloe le Bopper
06-03-2004, 10:00 AM
My heart is very happy seeing that Coría received the fewest votes.. :)
Nice to know that your obsession isn't getting the best of you, you closet Coria fan you. Coria is the favourite, and people lurve the underdog. That's why he's getting less voes. There are also people like myself who would for him to win, but happen to like somebody else in the draw a little bit better. But whatever, I'm tired.

joeb_uk
06-03-2004, 10:12 AM
ok guys, need abit of help. juniors are on before the matches at 11am so i may go watch them for an hour or so, my only problem is they are on court 1. ive got tickets for chatrier, will i be allowed on court 1?
thanks

HybridTheory
06-03-2004, 10:22 AM
sorry joeb I can't help you..


I voted for Gaston, I would be really happy if he can win it:)

joeb_uk
06-03-2004, 10:22 AM
ok np, i just dont want to go there and be turned away :(

gina_
06-03-2004, 10:59 AM
Coria. <3

I will hurl if Tim Henman won. Urgh.

Horatio Caine
06-03-2004, 11:00 AM
Coria. <3

I will hurl if Tim Henman won. Urgh.


Why?!! He is the only player left in the draw with an interesting game! But there again if you are a Coria fan then you are entitled to your opinion! :)

undomiele
06-03-2004, 01:34 PM
Looks like there are going to be a lot of unhappy Coria dislikers Sunday ;) :p

Coria all the way baby! I love Nalby and Gaudio and all the other argentines --we've made history and Im COMPLETELY ECSTATIC about it!! :D But Coria by virtue of the fact that he's the best of the ones remaining (by far) deserves the RG cup. It would be hard to argue otherwise. Either way, Argentina really made out this tournament and its making a lot of ppl in my country very, very happy. And that of course makes me happy.

Im going to party like a rock star this weekend.

Nalby, Guille and Gaston (and JIgnacio)-- you guys rock!@!!! :yeah:

jtipson
06-03-2004, 01:38 PM
Coria. <3

I will hurl if Tim Henman won. Urgh.


I'd hurl if Coria won Wimbledon. But there's no chance of that.

Horatio Caine
06-03-2004, 01:42 PM
I am extremely happy your celebrating and everyone in Argentina is happy...but you haven't won yet! :)

Chloe le Bopper
06-03-2004, 02:19 PM
Why?!! He is the only player left in the draw with an interesting game! But there again if you are a Coria fan then you are entitled to your opinion! :)
Henman may be the only one left with an interesting game in your eyes, but those are your eyes only ;) I think that all 4 remaining players have their own interesting style, and deserve some credit for that

Horatio Caine
06-03-2004, 02:31 PM
Henman may be the only one left with an interesting game in your eyes, but those are your eyes only ;) I think that all 4 remaining players have their own interesting style, and deserve some credit for that


Yeah true! :) But the other 3 are baseliners and mostly hit the ball from right to left and throw in some nice angles and drop shots. They hardly ever smash, they never need to use the lob (Coria will against Henman but otherwise he wouldn't use it except to moonball) because they very very rarely come to the net and therefore they don't volley. Therefore they don't even use half the shots in the book.

Chloe le Bopper
06-03-2004, 02:33 PM
Yeah true! :) But the other 3 are baseliners and mostly hit the ball from right to left and throw in some nice angles and drop shots. They hardly ever smash, they never need to use the lob (Coria will against Henman but otherwise he wouldn't use it except to moonball) because they very very rarely come to the net and therefore they don't volley. Therefore they don't even use half the shots in the book.
Have you ever even seen Coria play? :confused:

Horatio Caine
06-03-2004, 02:40 PM
Have you ever even seen Coria play? :confused:


Yes...and he hardly comes to the net, therefore he can't be playing volleys, lobs or smashes that often. Stands to reason does it not?

Chloe le Bopper
06-03-2004, 02:43 PM
Coria has a very good lob, and he has absolutely ever shot in the book when he plays somebody that actually... makes him play.

But I suppose it's just easier to dump three players with different gamestyles into the same group as a weak attempt of talking Henman up. Henman's game is interesting enough that it's not necessary to do diminish the skills of other players in order to discuss it... but whatever. I'm tired, crabby, and at work ;)

Horatio Caine
06-03-2004, 02:46 PM
I am not diminishing the skills of the other 3 players - they are obviously very good players!! I am just saying that their games are less interesting than Henman's and these days, less interesting games are winning...which is sad. It will be bad when all the serving and volleying dies out.

Carito_90
06-03-2004, 04:34 PM
Jez, you probably didn't watch Coria vs Moya match... but i did and to tell you the truth it was the most exciting match in the whole tournament IMO. Coria was driving Moya crazy with the dropshots, the moonballs, his FH to Moya's BH... it was really exciting and he's been doing that the whole tournament more or less. I wouldn't call that a less interesting games ;)

Kiara
06-03-2004, 04:50 PM
It will be bad when all the serving and volleying dies out.
Dont worry, Taylor Dent will save the day, lol! :p

Kiara
06-03-2004, 04:55 PM
Why?!! He is the only player left in the draw with an interesting game! But there again if you are a Coria fan then you are entitled to your opinion! :)

:rolleyes:

um, I take it you havent really seen Coria, Nalbandian and Gaudio play...

Corredian's_Mind
06-03-2004, 05:34 PM
i voted for gaudio.
coz hes one of my fav player on the tour, he's not as young as we could believe it, he's nice, cute :D, has a great game! what could we ask more?

User ID 4783
06-03-2004, 05:55 PM
Henman! That would be cool :rolleyes:

Horatio Caine
06-03-2004, 05:57 PM
:rolleyes:

um, I take it you havent really seen Coria, Nalbandian and Gaudio play...

I haven't seen a lot of them - no. But what i have seen hasn't changed my opinion, as expressed in my previous posts in this thread.

Aranince
06-03-2004, 06:29 PM
Gaudio Gaudio Gaudio!!!!!!!! :banana:

Chloe le Bopper
06-03-2004, 06:38 PM
I honestly don't know why I bother. People are going to group "them" all together and not bother to spot "their" individual styles and personalities whether I continually point out the folly in this or not.

Peoples
06-03-2004, 06:56 PM
Im new in this forums and theres something that call my atenttion: WHY DOES A LOT OF PEOPLE HATE CORIA?? :confused: :confused:
I really dont understand it..... :sad:
And most........why a lot of argentine people here hate coria?? :confused: :confused:

Everybody hates him beacuse he is so deamn good??? :confused:
Some argies hate him because he is so much better than the other argentine players? :confused:
He really was in a fight with gaudio? :eek: i didnt know that...
Isnt him a nice person (coria i mean)?
Well, really i dont konw...
It all seems like envy but you must have your own reasons...
I think he is an awesome tennis player, and this is a tennis forum, right?

Anyways....I voted for Coria, I really like Gaudio and Nalbandian too (the match that gaudio played today was impressive and he shows he is incredible talented!!! :worship: )
It would make me happy if gaudio or nalbandian win but I know Coria will do it, he is a better player and he really deserves it! :worship:
It's ridiculous to say he's hated simply because he's so good. Sampras and Agassi weren't hated when they were much better than Coria now. Seems like the reasons are different: first his style of play. People want to see attractive tennis as great shots and such but not fast legs and good defence. Of course Coria hits big shots once in a while but generally he builds his game on the weaknesses of his opponents, getting them to make mistakes and how to tactically hurt them and that's not very pretty.

Second would be his personality. He seems annoying: the way he's so arrogant and confident in himself, often letting the umpire check calls that were undisputable, he can't be called a 'nice person'. Sometimes he says something really arrogant and weird to his opponent after losing to him. Also he's so angry and ruthless all the time on the court which is his winning formula but earned him the evil midget nickname.

undomiele
06-03-2004, 07:54 PM
People want to see attractive tennis as great shots and such but not fast legs and good defence. Of course Coria hits big shots once in a while but generally he builds his game on the weaknesses of his opponents, getting them to make mistakes and how to tactically hurt them and that's not very pretty.


Coria doesnt have the body size nor sizeable strength to build his game around constant great shots like Safin. And even making those supposedly few great shots and his running take a big toll on his body as his many injuries attest to. So to accuse him and others of building their game on others weakness's as "not pretty" just isn't fair. These players develop whats best for them, their bodies, training, natural talents/preferences, etc sooo I don't think your argument of his game being the main reason ppl don't like him is a very good one at all. You may not like him for his style... and thats fair... but you can hardly hold it against him. In fact, Agassi's game was the kind that always inspired him but he's hardly like Agassi for x, y, z reasons. And you've got to respect that. Not everyone is really built for Agassi's game except Agassi. Coria found a style to suit his talents and youre essentially blaming him for that. That can have nothing to do really with being pretty or not. These players play to WIN, not to necessarily play "pretty". Everything else, from the perspective of a fan, is just taste and preference. And you're no one to speak for most people's preferences.

sanpo
06-03-2004, 08:20 PM
I voted for Nalbandian. :)

Horatio Caine
06-03-2004, 08:21 PM
I voted for Nalbandian. :)

He's my second choice! :)

MisterQ
06-03-2004, 09:07 PM
I voted for Henman, just because that would be so darn interesting to see.

After that, I would pick Coria. He plays at such a high level on clay, he is "RG-worthy," lol.

Horatio Caine
06-03-2004, 09:15 PM
Awwwwwwww Henman and Gaudio are neck and neck! It would be interesting to see which player which be favoured in a similar poll if the final were between Henman and Gaudio.....which is highly unlikely i hastily add! :)

crigazzio
06-03-2004, 09:27 PM
:worship: If David :smash: can´t beat Gaudio ( but I know he can do it), I want that GASTON GAUDIO :worship: win the tournament!!!!
He shows a great tennis this 2 weeks, he deserve all the respect....

Love
Ceci

Peoples
06-03-2004, 10:09 PM
Coria doesnt have the body size nor sizeable strength to build his game around constant great shots like Safin. And even making those supposedly few great shots and his running take a big toll on his body as his many injuries attest to. So to accuse him and others of building their game on others weakness's as "not pretty" just isn't fair. These players develop whats best for them, their bodies, training, natural talents/preferences, etc sooo I don't think your argument of his game being the main reason ppl don't like him is a very good one at all. You may not like him for his style... and thats fair... but you can hardly hold it against him. In fact, Agassi's game was the kind that always inspired him but he's hardly like Agassi for x, y, z reasons. And you've got to respect that. Not everyone is really built for Agassi's game except Agassi. Coria found a style to suit his talents and youre essentially blaming him for that. That can have nothing to do really with being pretty or not. These players play to WIN, not to necessarily play "pretty". Everything else, from the perspective of a fan, is just taste and preference. And you're no one to speak for most people's preferences.
For these people who don't like him I suppose his style is a big reason. It's not his fault that he's not physically able to play a very attractive game but most people will just like the one who can more. Coria might be happy with his style but many people are not. Of course I can't speak of most people's preferences but considering Peoples' preferences I tried to guess the reasons of many people disliking Coria based on the guy's post who pointed it out.

tommy_girl
06-04-2004, 02:39 AM
i would like gaudio to win cuz i like hime but i would like henman to win also cuz i think its about time that he wins a grandslam. he's a good player and i think a grandslam title is overdue.

Tennis Fool
06-04-2004, 03:04 AM
Funny how the US press is describing this a the Brit, Tim Henman, and 3 Argentines. Of course they have no names, like combining the Williams sisters :rolleyes:

Just look on the ESPN site, a pic of Tim, along with his name, and oh! the 3 Argentines.

Action Jackson
06-04-2004, 03:10 AM
Funny how the US press is describing this a the Brit, Tim Henman, and 3 Argentines. Of course they have no names, like combining the Williams sisters :rolleyes:

Just look on the ESPN site, a pic of Tim, along with his name, and oh! the 3 Argentines.

Like the US press or ESPN have a clue about what's going on.

Tennis Fool
06-04-2004, 03:15 AM
When asked who's the one to beat this weekend, he answered "Smarty Jones". :lol:

rassklovn
06-04-2004, 06:06 AM
Gaudio or Nalbandian, the other two I don't care about or want to see them holding the trophy, though Coria will in the future.

Supersonik
06-04-2004, 07:45 AM
Vamos Gaudio.