Will Coria succeed on other surfaces?? And why is he so good anyway? [Archive] - MensTennisForums.com

Will Coria succeed on other surfaces?? And why is he so good anyway?

Haasfan
06-06-2004, 02:04 PM
I just wana know the different opinions that ppl think about Coria. Can he emulate his claycourt skills on the hard and grass courts?

Many people have also stated its amazing that hes as successful as he is; due to the lack of punch in his game, so what is it that makes him so formidable apart from his speed.

CarnivalCarnage
06-06-2004, 02:14 PM
Consistency? Underrated power? Great anticipation?

I don't know about grass. It's usually not friendly to his sort of game. Hardcourts he should definitely be a force on, if not this year.

Dirk
06-06-2004, 02:36 PM
Coria will only get better and better. Yeah he will never be a threat on Indoors or Grass, but Oz and Open I think he could win them. Open more so since the ball doesn't bounce up as high. I know on clay it does but more of the pace remains on the ball on rebounce ace as opposed to clay.

Chloe le Bopper
06-06-2004, 03:23 PM
I don't see why Coria won't be a thread indoors if he can be a threat on hardcourts. He has won an indoor title, afterall. And no, he didn't play the final because Nalbandian had to withdraw, but a title is a title.

> what is it that makes him so formidable apart from his speed.

As CC pointed out, he's consistent, he's not a complete weakling, his aniticipation is incredible... but also, as they discussed on the NBC coverage, he moves really well. Also, imo, he "sees" the court in a way that most guys just don't... The whole chessmaster analogy. He sees angles and sets up points that you don't see just anybody do.

That said, the current match should be a lot closer than it is right now. :(

Chloe le Bopper
06-06-2004, 03:24 PM
Also, his mental fortitude is right up there with the best. He can be down 0-5 and still think it's his set to lose ;)

His mental strength impresses me more than Hewitt's does these days, and reminds one of the old Hewitt ;)

joeb_uk
06-07-2004, 11:16 AM
definately hardcourts i think, he will win the odd TMS i think on hardcourt, but i dont think a grandslam is in the picture. not sure about grass, im not sure if he himself is worried about this surfaCE to much, but we will see

Dirk
06-07-2004, 01:11 PM
I think Coria will get overpowered more often than not. His Basel title is encouraging but I think Hewitt's groundies have more on them than Coria's. Still I wouldn't write him off from winning the Open. I think he could win that one.

WyveN
06-07-2004, 01:30 PM
isn't it becoming pretty obvious Coria is extremely physically fragile?

AO - some sort of injury
Miami - injury
Rome -injury
Hamburg final - Blisters + some back problem in semi
FO final - cramps

Hurretje
06-07-2004, 01:34 PM
I think Coria certainly will not make it on grass. He will most probably be able to win some rounds, but when he'll be facing grasscourt specialist he will be blown off.

In my opinion he's so successful on clay because he's got patience on court, he's fast and he produces little unforced errors.

Lestat
06-07-2004, 07:03 PM
Coria won Basel last year :rolleyes:
And he reach Miami TMS final :rolleyes:
he is not only a clay player definitely :worship:

CmonAussie
06-07-2004, 07:46 PM
Last year Guille showed some hardcourt form in the Slams too!! USO QF & AO Rd4..

Chloe le Bopper
06-07-2004, 08:04 PM
Okay, time to take back my Hewitt-mental-toughness comparison. ;)

alfonsojose
06-07-2004, 08:36 PM
I don't like the guy but he's talented. He could be a male Hingis. He's better than her moving on the court, but out of clay he still lacks some of Hingis' killer eye. And like her, his second serve is suspicious

Horatio Caine
06-07-2004, 10:03 PM
He is a replica of Hewitt and in a few years will blow himself out just like Hewitt did. I can't see him being a major force at the other Slams because he isn't that strong and can be blown away by the likes of Roddick and Federer etc. Expect to see him falling away in about 3 years.

shaoyu
06-08-2004, 01:20 AM
isn't it becoming pretty obvious Coria is extremely physically fragile?

AO - some sort of injury
Miami - injury
Rome -injury
Hamburg final - Blisters + some back problem in semi
FO final - cramps

Agreed I think Coria is probably playing/training too much and should take better care of his body. Given his talent I think he is deserved to win RG at least once. But if his poor physical fitness continues, even RG could be in doubt. See if you don't take care of your body it can only get worse, for example Ferrero.

From his interview I can now relate to his tribulations, that I kinda wish him good luck next year. Even though I want Roger to win RG, I would still be glad to see Coria lifting RG trophy next year and willing to put off Roger for another year ;)

Shy
06-08-2004, 01:45 AM
Coria will suceed, but he need to do something about fitness. If his fitness or health doesn't improve,I think that it might prevent him from winning a slam or to do well on other surface. Contrary to Andy or Roger, he doesn't win as many cheap points as them, so he really need to be fit to be more competitive.It is the same for David Nalbandian.

Chloe le Bopper
06-08-2004, 02:47 AM
He is a replica of Hewitt and in a few years will blow himself out just like Hewitt did. I can't see him being a major force at the other Slams because he isn't that strong and can be blown away by the likes of Roddick and Federer etc. Expect to see him falling away in about 3 years.
Yes, he's Hewitt 2. Hence his amazing grass results.