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SUDDENLY a lot of new Gaudio´s fans are appearing, ha?

Jinx
06-04-2004, 10:04 PM
Im sensing that a lot of new Gaudios fans are appearing now , People who hardly knew his name (after all he is number 44 in the atp ranking)....are shouting Gaduio´s name only beacuse he is against the HATED Coria..........how sad, ha? :rolleyes:

I wonder how many real fans of Gaudio are here........and i mean real fans and not people who only shout his name beacuse they want Coria to lose....... :rolleyes:

Come on Coria!!!! :worship:
Be Roland Garros champion........Im saying this as a fan who knows you and like you long before you reach a final, and has more important reasons to like you than hating your opponent

jtipson
06-04-2004, 10:06 PM
I'm sensing that there are a lot of new *Coria* fans jumping on the bandwagon ;)

willie
06-04-2004, 10:08 PM
Im sensing that a lot of new Gaudios fans are appearing now , People who hardly knew his name (after all he is number 44 in the atp ranking)....are fanso of Gaduio now only beacuse he is against the hated Coria..........how sad, ha?

I wonder how many real fans of Gaudio are here........and i mean real fans and not people who only shout his name beacuse they want Coria to lose.......

Come on Coria!!!!Be Roland Garros champion........Im saying this as a fan who knows you and like long before you reach a final, and has more important reasons to like you than hating your opponent

Thats a great post, i think that is true, many people are going with gaston now that he is in RG final against Coria but after this they will forget of him.

real fans are jinx, guilles girl, jazz, jezz, carito, and many others that supported, supports and will support their favourite player for ever.

Sjengster
06-04-2004, 10:09 PM
This has been discussed elsewhere, and yes there are suddenly new Gaudio fans who have latched on to his success but somehow I doubt ALL of them are rooting for him solely because they want to prevent the dreaded Evil Midget from winning. After all, a lot of them won't have seen him play before because he's never been in the latter rounds of a Slam, with all the new exposure that entails. It will be interesting to see whether the support continues in successive months, although I doubt it's worth my while to cheer for him to go far at Wimbledon. It was put to him in an interview that seeing Henman's run at RG he could achieve the same on grass, and he gave a one-word response. With that career-high ranking he will at last be seeded in the Masters Series, which will prevent some rough early round draws that he's had in the past.

Racket88
06-04-2004, 10:20 PM
Never liked Coria, but have been a fan of Gaudio since 2002.

GO GAUDIO!!!!!!!!!!

Clara Bow
06-04-2004, 10:23 PM
 Truth be told, I have become more of a fan of Gaudio during this tournament because I have gotten to know more about his history through his interviews, etc. I like his story. He has struggled, both with himself and with sometimes simply getting to the various tournaments. He seems to be one of the players who have really felt the effect of Argentina’s economic woes. So it makes me happy to see a player who has been in the trenches and who has seen more of the less glamorous side of tennis succeed. I was touched at how he sobbed at the end of today’s match because it seemed to be because the struggles were finally panning out. And it would not be true to say that I like Gaudio just as an anti-Coria measure, because I like Coria as well. I tend to a like the Argentinean players as a rule, but I like how they are all pretty unique and therefore I like them all for different reasons. (Although I was a little sad that may favorite Argie, David lost today.)

Fostin
06-04-2004, 10:28 PM
Yes, Gaudio has a pretty cool history, He has something in the inside that make this final so special for him, coz he have been passing tough times before... I`m sooo happy 4 him, and If he wins Im gonna be happy as well... BUT CORIA ROX, HE IS SOO COOL, AND I WANT HIM TO WIN 1ST, I THINK HE HAS WORKED HIS BUTT SOOOO HARD TO GET WHERE HE IS RIGHT NOW... I CANT STAND THOSE WHO CRITIC HIM...

willie
06-04-2004, 10:31 PM
 Truth be told, I have become more of a fan of Gaudio during this tournament because I have gotten to know more about his history through his interviews, etc. I like his story. He has struggled, both with himself and with sometimes simply getting to the various tournaments. He seems to be one of the players who have really felt the effect of Argentina’s economic woes. So it makes me happy to see a player who has been in the trenches and who has seen more of the less glamorous side of tennis succeed. I was touched at how he sobbed at the end of today’s match because it seemed to be because the struggles were finally panning out. And it would not be true to say that I like Gaudio just as an anti-Coria measure, because I like Coria as well. I tend to a like the Argentinean players as a rule, but I like how they are all pretty unique and therefore I like them all for different reasons. (Although I was a little sad that may favorite Argie, David lost today.)

thats a great post, but you are one of the few that cheer for gaudio not becuase you are anti-coria but because you are a gaudio fan. I also was touched when gaudio cryed, tennis is a great sport and being in the doors of staying with such an important and historic tournamnet must me great.

coolman
06-04-2004, 10:39 PM
He is so nice when he lost. But I dont see him being a great player. So I'm not convinced yet. If there is no buzz around him at age 25, it only goes to show that he is probably not a genius player. I would love to see Coria win this event and becomes #1 right after Wimbledon. He reminded me of Martina Hingis, who though retired still appears in my dreams;).

Fostin
06-04-2004, 10:51 PM
Gaudio is soooooooooooo talented 4 those who dont know him, but he is not consistent, he has low weeks, and sometimes he has an awesome week, He is kind of humble coz He doesnt realize he is a GREAT PLAYER... I hope after RG he changes his mind... :)

Billabong
06-04-2004, 10:51 PM
Thats a great post, i think that is true, many people are going with gaston now that he is in RG final against Coria but after this they will forget of him.

real fans are jinx, guilles girl, jazz, jezz, carito, and many others that supported, supports and will support their favourite player for ever.

You can include all the Guga fans in that list:D!

Lala186
06-04-2004, 11:04 PM
I LIKE GAUDIO BECAUSE HE PLAYS A GOOD TENNIS AND HE IS A charismatic PERSON.

Lala186
06-04-2004, 11:04 PM
ALSO HE IS VERY CUTE HEHEHEHEHEHEHEHEHE

coolman
06-04-2004, 11:08 PM
ALSO HE IS VERY CUTE HEHEHEHEHEHEHEHEHE
I second that...lol:)

shaoyu
06-04-2004, 11:18 PM
Much well said guys. Don't blame me for lateness because this is the first tounament that I am able to watch his game on TV. He has great game and as important that he has stuff in his character. So I am making exceptions to tape his semi & final matches for archive (used to be a privilege for Roger).

little duck
06-04-2004, 11:27 PM
I would love to see Coria win this event and becomes #1 right after Wimbledon. He reminded me of Martina Hingis, who though retired still appears in my dreams;).

Dream on. Roger is number 1.

And Martina Hingis is Rogers fan and not Corias.

jtipson
06-04-2004, 11:54 PM
Dream on. Roger is number 1.


Yeah, it would be very tough for Coria to get number 1 after Wimbledon. He would need to get to at least the semi-final, and that's if Roger didn't win a single match.

Anyway, I digress....

Action Jackson
06-05-2004, 05:57 AM
Im sensing that a lot of new Gaudios fans are appearing now , People who hardly knew his name (after all he is number 44 in the atp ranking)....are shouting Gaduio´s name only beacuse he is against the HATED Coria..........how sad, ha? :rolleyes:

I wonder how many real fans of Gaudio are here........and i mean real fans and not people who only shout his name beacuse they want Coria to lose....... :rolleyes:

Come on Coria!!!! :worship:
Be Roland Garros champion........Im saying this as a fan who knows you and like you long before you reach a final, and has more important reasons to like you than hating your opponent

Ok, I do agree with some of your sentiment, even though I said this exactly about 5 days go that there are a lot of new Gaudio fans since he has been doing well recently.

Please try and call me that directly that I am one of them. Yeah I forgot FB and myself are such bandwagon jumpers, of course the 1999 qualifiers at the FO and seeing this player known as Gaudio, then watching him winning a 2nd round match from 2 sets down out in the boondocks, when no one knew who he was, yes I forgot I am such a new Gaudio fan.

Yes, I don't like Coria and I have said on many occasions why, but that's far from the main reason I want Gaudio to win this tournament.

Just remember it was long ago when Argentina only had Gumy and Squillari as players.

WyveN
06-05-2004, 06:06 AM
I find it a bit ironic that this thread was started by a Coria fan who has registered midway through this FO

Action Jackson
06-05-2004, 06:08 AM
I find it a bit ironic that this thread was started by a Coria fan who has registered midway through this FO

Yes, just a bit, but the Coria bandwagon is much bigger you see. So now you know how I came across Gaudio.

WyveN
06-05-2004, 06:16 AM
Yes, just a bit, but the Coria bandwagon is much bigger you see. So now you know how I came across Gaudio.

seems like you buiilt the bandwagon, hope you have enough space available for all the new fans

CooCooCachoo
06-05-2004, 06:18 AM
Well, I am not a Gaudío fan and frankly I would've liked to see Nalbandían, Henman or Gaudío win, as they are all players I like to watch and I respect, since they are all friendly too (though Tim needs to work on that a bit more ;)). And yes, I do hope Gaudío beats the Maggot. Anyone who beats Coría is my hero, if only for a day :p But that is not the reason I like Gaudío. I saw him a few years ago in Amersfoort, against Davydenko, and he impressed me that time, both in a negative and a positive way. I saw the choking in real life, but I also saw the potential and the talent. And I like rooting for the underdog :)

Action Jackson
06-05-2004, 06:19 AM
seems like you buiilt the bandwagon, hope you have enough space available for all the new fans

I have managed to get a few and I am not sure how I did it, that's one thing I am not: a bandwagon jumper and well FB is the other man who helped build the bandwagon.

Action Jackson
06-05-2004, 06:21 AM
Anyone who beats Coría is my hero, if only for a day :p But that is not the reason I like Gaudío. I saw him a few years ago in Amersfoort, against Davydenko, and he impressed me that time, both in a negative and a positive way. I saw the choking in real life, but I also saw the potential and the talent. And I like rooting for the underdog :)

That section of your post summed it up, the highs are very lows, but the lows are very low and especially when you have sat through up to 6 of those episodes and you see where the perverse pride I have for following him.

michelleg
06-05-2004, 06:23 AM
Ahhh, well glad to have you all aboard my personal porteno (sorry no tilde, effed up keyboard here) bandwagon..... lololol

Gaston rocks, although he's a bit of a flake, its about time he got his head together with his talent and ran with it for a bit.

And GWH, dear mate, stop causing drama. I just might have to come over to Oz and give you a spanking. :)

Vamos Gato!!!!!

Action Jackson
06-05-2004, 06:28 AM
Ahhh, well glad to have you all aboard my personal porteno (sorry no tilde, effed up keyboard here) bandwagon..... lololol

Gaston rocks, although he's a bit of a flake, its about time he got his head together with his talent and ran with it for a bit.

And GWH, dear mate, stop causing drama. I just might have to come over to Oz and give you a spanking. :)

Vamos Gato!!!!!

The wagon is picking up passengers and as for me causing drama, no em toquis els collons or I would have to get really crazy then. :)

michelleg
06-05-2004, 06:36 AM
<<books her tickkie to Oz>>

Are you sure that this is what you want, dear?

(did you take a look at my pics yet? How bout those Franco closeups???lol)

Action Jackson
06-05-2004, 06:40 AM
They were great pics Michelle, and I know some people who would be very proud of those and if you make it here during the AO, then just like Sunday's final, bring it on.

Tricky_Forehand
06-05-2004, 07:06 AM
Gaudio is soooooooooooo talented 4 those who dont know him, but he is not consistent, he has low weeks, and sometimes he has an awesome week, He is kind of humble coz He doesnt realize he is a GREAT PLAYER... I hope after RG he changes his mind... :)

I agree with everything you said :D . I really wish that Gaston would be more optimistic but, and I'm guessing, he's probably afraid to say too much out loud.

I have to admit that I've gotten so used to the struggles in the past few years that it's taken a while for these past 2 weeks to sink in where he's concerned. I think I'm still in shock...to be honest. I feel like someone is going to wake me up and Gaston will have lost in the 3rd round :p .

I do wish that it hadn't been David that he took out today because it made it difficult for me to have all my emotions be about Gaston. I thought that when the Final came (if David wasn't there) I would root for Guille. But I really want to see Gaston hold that title up high on Sunday.

yanchr
06-05-2004, 07:54 AM
Im sensing that a lot of new Gaudios fans are appearing now , People who hardly knew his name (after all he is number 44 in the atp ranking)....are shouting Gaduio´s name only beacuse he is against the HATED Coria..........how sad, ha? :rolleyes:

I wonder how many real fans of Gaudio are here........and i mean real fans and not people who only shout his name beacuse they want Coria to lose....... :rolleyes:

So what?

I used to be indifferent towards Coria, but he just has the ability to turn me to a member of the dislike group. Good for him really.

BTW, I love Gaudio's beautiful backhand.

Action Jackson
06-05-2004, 07:56 AM
So what?

I used to be indifferent towards Coria, but he just has the ability to turn me to a member of the dislike group. Good for him really.

BTW, I love Gaudio's beautiful backhand.

Fans like that can easily make people dislike Coria more than previously.

yanchr
06-05-2004, 08:15 AM
Fans like that can easily make people dislike Coria more than previously.
Fans of a particular player do have a big impact on my like or dislike of this player. But for Coria, things can't be worse that it is the player himself which drives me into that catogery. Fans are for most of the time blind towards sth that others will see clearly. It's understandable but just not much acceptable for non-fans.

FryslanBoppe
06-05-2004, 08:27 AM
Fans of a particular player do have a big impact on my like or dislike of this player. But for Coria, things can't be worse that it is the player himself which drives me into that catogery. Fans are for most of the time blind towards sth that others will see clearly. It's understandable but just not much acceptable for non-fans.

Coria is a special case someones tennis I can appreciate, but the other side of it which I can't, plus some Coria fans are just unbearable, reminds me of some of the more rabid members of DuckNation. Then again there always fanatics in every fanbase who are not capable of criticising their favourite player when it's deserved and justify their losses with poor excuses, even if they were beaten handsomely.

Fostin
06-05-2004, 11:46 AM
I'm a huge fan and I think I'm objetive when I critize him...

FryslanBoppe
06-05-2004, 11:48 AM
I'm a huge fan and I think I'm objetive when I critize him...

Of course the important word is some and not all. It's good that you can do that, some others need to learn that.

timofy
06-05-2004, 01:03 PM
i am fans of both

Experimentee
06-05-2004, 01:21 PM
I've been a Gaudio fan since 2000, and been supporting him through thick and thin all this time. Theres a lot of others who have been long time Gaudio fans too. Why do you doubt that he has fans? :confused:

Also theres nothing wrong with people who just saw him in this tournament and like him because of how good he is. Theres always a first time when you saw your fave, but that doesnt make u less of a fan.

Dirk
06-05-2004, 01:24 PM
There have been a lot of Gaudio fans, but sadly he hasn't give us much to cheer about till these past two weeks. I just hope win or lose his career climbs upward. http://instagiber.net/smiliesdotcom/otn/blobs/pinkie.gif

Ma. Estefania
06-05-2004, 03:23 PM
Why do you doubt that he has fans? :confused:

No one is doubting he's got fans. I think that almost every single ATP player has some fans.

I think the point of this thread is just what someone pointed out at some former posts, what I dislike (I'm a Coria fan) is that almost all the board is cheering and saying soooo nice things about Gaudio and blah blah blah, because the only thing they want is to see Coria losing. That's all.

jazz_girl
06-05-2004, 03:28 PM
Well, I do want to see Coria losing, I admit it. But I want to see Gaudio winning for different reasons. I think he's been punished after that DC match, especially by the media, and he's been having terrible confidence problems, and this will help him a lost. He beat David, and I was not happy with it, however at that time I was glad he won he totally deserved, like he deserves to win the tournament. And I'm not a Gaudio fan.

Experimentee
06-05-2004, 03:57 PM
No one is doubting he's got fans. I think that almost every single ATP player has some fans.

I think the point of this thread is just what someone pointed out at some former posts, what I dislike (I'm a Coria fan) is that almost all the board is cheering and saying soooo nice things about Gaudio and blah blah blah, because the only thing they want is to see Coria losing. That's all.

I think they say nice things because there are lots of nice things about him. Maybe some people want to see Coria lose, but its not the only reason to be nice about Gaudio.
Normally I want to see Coria lose, but i dont say nice things about his opponent if i'm not a fan of them.

Peoples
06-05-2004, 04:00 PM
I think the point of this thread is just what someone pointed out at some former posts, what I dislike (I'm a Coria fan) is that almost all the board is cheering and saying soooo nice things about Gaudio and blah blah blah, because the only thing they want is to see Coria losing. That's all.
So you don't think Gaudio deserves to be praised? You don't have to be a fan of Gaudio to praise him, do you? I think he's well earned all the nice things that are said about him.

SaFed2005
06-05-2004, 04:15 PM
I actually never saw Gaudio play before this tournament... But after watching him play, all I can say is I love that one handed backhand of his... (the main reason why I started likeing him)

I like Coria too but for some reason (i dunno why myself) I prefer Gaudio to win this tourney. Then again I dont really mind who wins.

I was actually rooting for Moya to win this tourney coz he was always one of my favorite players... (Fed is still my # 1 fave though) But after Moya lost I was rooting for Guga, then he lost too... Now I dont really mind who wins ;)

Would Coria be #1 in teh ATP Race Ranking if he wins? That would be cool...

sebgrosfan
06-05-2004, 04:17 PM
People who hardly knew his name (after all he is number 44 in the atp ranking)....are shouting Gaduio´s name only beacuse he is against the HATED Coria..........how sad, ha? :rolleyes:

Makes perfect sense to me. All is fair in love and war...

HybridTheory
06-05-2004, 04:21 PM
I like Gaston already for more than 2 years
so I'm just very happy hes finaly having a good result:bounce:

Sommarsverige
06-05-2004, 08:54 PM
I like Gaudio since 1 year and have also seen matches with him before RG (for example against Federer in Hamburg), but I would call me as a fan since the World Team Cup.

But even if people have discoverd Gaudio now when he is successful, what is wrong with this? It´s difficult to discover a player when you do not have the possibility to watch him cos he always looses in 1st or 2nd round.
As Dirk already wrote, there have not been many chances before this French Open to cheer for Gaudio and if he has got many new fans because of his tennis and his emotions after the success, I think is just great for him.

And I guess we will see in some weeks if all the people who are writing here right now are still there and you could call them real fans or if some have gone and have only been Gaudio fans because they wanted Coria to loose.

I can only say when I was at the WTC in Düsseldorf this year, there have been many people who supported the Argentine team and almost everyone liked Gaudio very much. The year before anybody has been interested in the Argentine players. So I think there have been many Gaudio fans also before RG.

RogiFan88
06-05-2004, 09:41 PM
Well said, Sommarsverige! We don't get a lot of his matches here... that's why we pray for early upsets of Amers... so that perhaps we can see other players... for a change! It w help if someone could do little bios or offcourt stuff on them too just out of interest.

Anyway, Gaudio is finally living up to his potential [this talented player has always given both Rogi and Juanqui a tough time on clay and hardcourt], and it's looking good! I am praying that he can do the impossible and upset Guille! It w be historical indeed!

VAMOS, GAUDIO!!

PerezRoldan
06-06-2004, 05:09 AM
No one is doubting he's got fans. I think that almost every single ATP player has some fans.

I think the point of this thread is just what someone pointed out at some former posts, what I dislike (I'm a Coria fan) is that almost all the board is cheering and saying soooo nice things about Gaudio and blah blah blah, because the only thing they want is to see Coria losing. That's all.

I definitely have my own reasons for wanting Gaudio to win and I am not going to go into all of them, yes I am a Gaudio fan and have been for a while. I am not a huge fan of Coria, and if he wins today, it will be because he was too good and took his chances and nothing else.

Pea
06-06-2004, 05:12 AM
Actually, I've been a fan since 2000. Thank you very much.

PerezRoldan
06-06-2004, 05:28 AM
Actually, I've been a fan since 2000. Thank you very much.

Yeah, Pea the same here and yes I understand there are some bandwagon jumpers, but lets hope that some more people actually appreciate him and stay on supporting him after this tournament.

Action Jackson
06-06-2004, 06:29 AM
No one is doubting he's got fans. I think that almost every single ATP player has some fans.

I think the point of this thread is just what someone pointed out at some former posts, what I dislike (I'm a Coria fan) is that almost all the board is cheering and saying soooo nice things about Gaudio and blah blah blah, because the only thing they want is to see Coria losing. That's all.

I am so happy that you believe that I am a legit Gaudio fan, and you might have missed the 1999 explanation, yes just again I was with FB and saw him play in qualies, and then walking around saw him his 1st set 5 match from 2 sets down against Karbacher, when there weren't many people there.

I have been consistent in not liking Coria and have said my reasons, but I want Gaudio to win and yes I have critcised him when he has deserved it, so I know my intentions and conscience is clear.