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Coria's post-match interview

undomiele
06-06-2004, 06:48 PM
This has to be read:

Q. Could you tell us exactly what happened to your legs and when that happened? >

GUILLERMO CORIA: In the middle of the third set, it started. I felt cramps. I thought that I should try not to have cramps, and I was rather thinking about that than the match. But I had cramps. I was not able to play.

They told me I had to wait about 10 minutes after the cream, and after that I would be able to move more. In the fifth set, I tried not to think about it. When I was playing, it was hurting. So I had two match points. He saved them, Gaudio. He was very bright because he made me move, he made me play. I was exhausted. But I'm happy because I gave everything I had.

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Q. You worked a lot physically. Do you know what you can do not to have this problem? >

GUILLERMO CORIA: I believe the thing you have to do is not to think about your cramps. Until now I was managing the anxiety correctly. I slept almost 11 hours. I was drinking a lot of liquids. I also started to run a little bit to avoid this kind of thing happening.

But unfortunately, it did happen. You can't replay the story and history, but it will be for next time.

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Q. For the first two sets, maybe even four games in the third set, you played exquisite tennis. You could almost reach out and grab the championship. Did you think midway through the third set, "I can win this now"? >

GUILLERMO CORIA: No, no. I didn't think that way. I didn't think I had the match in my hands. It cost me a lot when he came back, 4‑All, 40‑Love. I thought if I was able to win that game, I could maybe come close to the title.

But it's true that I waited my whole life to be able to win this tournament. I had a match point. I couldn't convert it. But I absolutely knew I had to win that third set.

In the fourth set, it was difficult to play well. He started playing deep. I believe that on match point, he saved those match points and needs to be credited for that. At 40‑Love, he won a point. On match point, he sent the ball back. If he didn't, I would have won the match, but he won the match himself.

I am down, but at the same time I'm happy because, you can ask my friends, they don't understand even how I was able to stay as long on the court. But it was the dream of my life, so I fought until the end.

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Q. Could you tell us whether you ever at any point during the match thought about retiring, stopping playing? Also, how shocking this win for Gaudio is for us. I'm wondering how shocking it is for you? >

GUILLERMO CORIA: In the fourth set, I was absolutely exhausted. When he was playing, he was winning every point. When he was playing short, it was better for me, and I could play a little bit better. But in the fifth set, I was able to return, but I had a lot of trouble serving. He was hitting the ball very hard.

Then I felt my fingers hurting because I was holding my racquet very tight, and it bothered me a lot because, as you know, I only drink water, I don't take anything else. Maybe that was against me. Maybe I thought too much about that at a certain stage. But now it's behind me.

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Q. Is this another example of too much tennis affecting players at the end of major tournaments? >

GUILLERMO CORIA: No, before the tournament I had one free week. I believe I prepared myself very well, as best as possible. But if you want to show up in a Grand Slam, you have to prepare a long time before.

In Miami, I also had a muscle tear. In Monte‑Carlo, I had many problems. I thought I could not be in Hamburg. I came back. So maybe if I had prepared better, we could think it wouldn't have happened.

I was feeling well mentally. I tried to do my best. I have no words to describe what really happened.

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Q. It seems today that you lost because the only thing that could defeat you was your own body. As it turned out, that's what happened. What was going through your mind at the very first moment that you felt something changing in your body in the early part of the third set? >

GUILLERMO CORIA: Well, I felt completely powerless because I had been waiting for this opportunity for a long time, and maybe I believed too much in it. Because, as I said, here I was eating well, I was sleeping well, I was very calm. It's true that on the court I didn't understand what happened because I prepared well and I was managing well. I thought I would finish up this third set.

I became nervous. It was new for me. I had the experience of other tournaments, of other matches, but I couldn't control this nervousness at that moment.

I hope that I will be able to work a bit more on that.

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Q. Despite being on one leg for the majority of the last two or three sets, how were you able to get to the point where you had two match points? That was really a miracle of sorts. >

GUILLERMO CORIA: I can repeat to you, it's the tournament of my life. I didn't want to leave the court retiring. It was very difficult for me to serve, that's true. The points I was winning were because Gaudio was making a mistake. For me, it was difficult to win points.

Now, those two match points, he played well, and my body was exhausted, and I made mistakes. I believe if I had felt good, the match would have changed, it would have been a different story. But, in fact, I had a lot of difficulties serving. It was okay for the returns, I could move. But now everything is behind me.

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Q. When the trainer came out to assist you at 1‑1 in the fourth set, did he tell you that you could work through it, it would take a certain amount of time, but if you took some potassium, bananas, tablets, that you could work through it? If he did say it, did he say how long it would take your body to at least partially recover so you could play? >

GUILLERMO CORIA: Yes, he told me that after 15 minutes, I would feel an improvement. This is the reason why during the fourth set I didn't run, and during the fifth set I was able to fight a bit more.

But what I was thinking is that the match was escaping me. But I was trying to encourage myself to forget the cramps to see if they were going to disappear. But I knew they would come back at a certain stage because I was nervous. At that stage, I felt cramps all over my body.

The trainer and the doctor were a good motivation to me because they said, "Keep calm, relax." If I didn't have their help, I might have stopped the match before. I don't know what they gave me. I don't know the name of the product, but it's incredible that after taking this tablet, it helped me.

If I was used to taking vitamins and supplements, I might not have had this problem.

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Q. After he hit the winner to win it, you guys hugged at court, then you smashed your racquet near your chair. Obviously, a time of extremely mixed feelings ‑ great day for Argentina, tough day for you. What was going through your mind when you finally realized this match had completely gotten away from you? >

GUILLERMO CORIA: I realized I lost the match when I lost my serve because I was exhausted. In the sport, sometimes you lose, sometimes you win. Obviously, I hope my country is very proud of what I did, because I did my best to carry the flag very high.

When I lost, it was an enormous disappointment. But I'm only 21. Last year I didn't even know when I would have a new opportunity. I had the opportunity this year. I couldn't take advantage of it. But my head is up high. I think that if I keep on working, my physical condition, I will have another opportunity.

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Q. In the fourth set, did you decide not to run, or you could not run? Was it a gamble that you took, or you just decided that you couldn't do it or were you waiting for it to clear up?>

GUILLERMO CORIA: Well, indeed, I just couldn't do more in the fourth set. But I didn't want either to be ridiculous and start running, although I perfectly knew that this set was lost for me. The trainer and the doctor told me to wait 10 minutes before I could feel an improvement.

Gaston himself became nervous. He missed a few points. It gave me a bit of courage. But I didn't know how long I could have withstood this pressure. It was only at the moment of the serve.

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Q. Will you be pulling out of the Queen's Club event in London, or do you still intend to go? >

GUILLERMO CORIA: Yes, I will be in Queen's. I will have a special invitation. Even if I had won this tournament, I would have gone, because when I commit myself, I respect my commitments. I don't know how I will feel mentally, but I will do everything to win the tournament and I will try to forget what happened today.

THE MODERATOR: Questions in Spanish.

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Q. You said that someone was going to help you for your physical training. >

GUILLERMO CORIA: No. I have a physical trainer who is going to continue to work with me, but I'm speaking with another person. That person gave me a lot of advice already. I remembered him during the match, and it helped me a lot.

But today I can't say anything because there's no formal commitment. This person has a lot of experience. That person went through what I went through. I trust him a lot. I know he's going to help me improve a lot.

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Q. You spoke about revenge against Gaston. >

GUILLERMO CORIA: No. The revenge would have been to win this tournament. Against Gaudio, he won the final, he won it perfectly well, and I can't speak about revenge.

Next match will be as usual. It will be long and difficult. But what I am aiming at today as a revenge is to be in the Olympics, to win a medal, and to try to become No. 1. That's the objective I've had since the beginning of the year.

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Q. Recently you were saying, "I hope God will give me another opportunity." You said it was the tournament of your life. Now after what happened, don't you believe you put too much pressure on yourself? You thought it was your tournament. Maybe it was a disadvantage for you. Maybe it prevented you from managing properly the pressure. >

GUILLERMO CORIA: Yes, I would say the ‑‑ it was obvious on the court. Until now my anxiety was under control. I slept 11 hours a night. I was very calm and confident in my game, in my way of playing.

When you see the beginning of the match, well, maybe I was starting to think too much. I was thinking about the victory. It seemed very close, a couple of games to achieve my dream. Maybe that was against me.

But I, indeed, thought that I had to fight. Everybody was saying that I was the favorite. It was important for me to play this final. In Monte‑Carlo, people were saying I was the main favorite because Juan Carlos Ferrero wasn't there. But I had Federer and then I had Moya. It was a key match, and I won.

But today what I lacked is experience. I hope I'm going to follow the example of Ferrero who won this tournament.

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Q. The crowd was seeing that the match was almost finished, and they started cheering for Gaudio. Did it bother you? >

GUILLERMO CORIA: No. At 4‑All, 40‑Love, he played the point perfectly well. There was one very long rally at 40‑15. I played a forehand. He returned it. I think I hit the ball out. I think I was thinking too much at that stage. I was thinking that if I had won that point, I could have won the match. He won this game ‑ unfortunately for me.

Then I was under pressure. I was thinking too much. What happened, happened. I have no words to describe it.

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Q. It's been three years that you haven't taken any supplements. Do you know any other player on the tour doing the same thing? Did they try to convince you?>

GUILLERMO CORIA: Yes, they tried to convince me to take something because everybody's taking something. This is the reason there have been many cases. I don't know if it was this year or last year.

But I want to continue a long time in tennis. I prefer to live what I lived on the court today and not be concerned to know whether these supplements are considered as doping supplements or not.

I think for the next opportunity I have to avoid putting pressure on myself. Already once, without reason, I had taken supplements, and it turned out to be positive, and I didn't want that to happen again (tearing up).

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Q. You beat Nalbandian in Juniors. Do you believe your talent goes beyond clay, and that you can win in New York or London and not only in Paris? >

GUILLERMO CORIA: I believe I can improve my game on hard courts and fast courts, and I hope to win matches on that surface.

After what happened to me because of doping, I was dreaming of this situation. To see that my body let me down and my nerves let me down, I want to come out of this story (crying).

I remember what people did to me at that time that were on the other side. It's maybe the reason why I was a bit nervous. I really wanted to win this tournament, to try to forget everything I have deep inside. I wanted to bring a lot of happiness to my family because they supported me during those very difficult moments.

So I would like to have a revenge against those who gave me these contaminated vitamins. I have nothing against any people, but it's true that I killed myself practicing after that. I was not as strong as I am now. In spite of that, I've had very good results.

I came here thinking it was "the" opportunity to demonstrate to everybody, and more specifically to the people who judged me, to show them what I was able to do and keep them quiet. But, unfortunately, it was against me. I was thinking too much on the court.

But I really wanted to empty myself of all that. I was not able to do so. But I will come back. I hope it's going to be very soon. And I would like to express everything I felt.

I had difficult months. I hope God will be fair with me and will give me another opportunity. I hope God will give me a new opportunity.

It's true, at that moment I was not believing a lot in God. I insulted Him. But now I believe in Him because with my family and Carla, my friends, I think with them I will be able to bring them a lot of joy and not disappoint them as I did today.

I think this was the cause of my loss. I thought too much. I started off well.

I would like to thank Jil, because his advice was very important. I hope next time I will win the title and not disappoint those who are behind me.

I will come back. I overcame the death of my uncle Mattias, my grandfather, while I was playing a tournament. I was thinking also about the doping problem. So I promised myself I would win many matches and many tournaments.

Thanks a lot.

ale
06-06-2004, 06:51 PM
thanks...I hope people understand Guillermo...once and for all...I guess noe everybody will..

CmonAussie
06-06-2004, 07:02 PM
I'm crying when I read his last few answers~ he really has a lot of feelings inside which I couldn't imagine. I'll support you from now on Coria Mate^ you're a true hero!

Tennis Fool
06-06-2004, 07:06 PM
Guille :sad:

ale
06-06-2004, 07:07 PM
He has a lot of heart...

-wokkel-
06-06-2004, 07:09 PM
I wanna see the whole interview!

alfonsojose
06-06-2004, 07:11 PM
So it was true :o . I made a big mistake. But i still don't like neither his attitude towards other players nor his petulance : Besides, he has done enough things in the past to make u feel suspicious so i have no regrets.

undomiele
06-06-2004, 07:26 PM
I would say it was rather petulant of you to start mean, accusatory threads against Coria when the match wasn't even over so *I*, in turn, have no regrets in thinking you were an asshole. :rolleyes: But whatever. Its over and Gaudio won. Thats all right with me.

alfonsojose
06-06-2004, 07:31 PM
Whatever. undomiele. I'm not going to insult you back but you shouldn't have either.

undomiele
06-06-2004, 07:35 PM
Why not? It didn't sound like a very heartfelt apology to me.. you're just pissed you were wrong thats all.

-wokkel-
06-06-2004, 07:36 PM
Why not? It didn't sound like a very heartfelt apology to me.. you're just pissed you were wrong thats all.

Goo undomiele!

Carito_90
06-06-2004, 07:43 PM
I watched that interview. I cried with him... it was too dissapointing, i felt so much impotence... i couldn't believe it...

tangerine_dream
06-06-2004, 07:43 PM
So that's why Guille doesn't take vitamins or supplements? Because he's afraid of being accussed of using illegal drugs again? That's a shame. He probably wouldn't have so many physical problems if he would take some much-needed vitamins.

He seems to keep his emotions together pretty well. I'm surprised he didn't break down crying during the trophy ceremony or anything. To have the Holy Grail ripped from your hands like that; to have yet another injury prevent him from winning, with Mr Vilas there hugging you and giving you words of encouragement, it must've just killed him inside. I would've been a blubbering heap up there.

Carito_90
06-06-2004, 07:48 PM
Well he probably stopped talking in the trophy ceremony because if not he was gonna start crying...

And yes Tangy, that's why he doesn't take any pills or vitamins... he already had problems with doping... he doesn't want to have em again.

alfonsojose
06-06-2004, 07:50 PM
Why not? It didn't sound like a very heartfelt apology to me.. you're just pissed you were wrong thats all.

What do u want me to do? The guy was really cramping and i made a silly mistake jumping on him. I'm sorry for what i did and definitely isn't the best thing for him. But i still don't like him. Do i have to like him? No.

Iza
06-06-2004, 07:53 PM
poor thing ....look what some sick minds can do to a naive youngster that wants to gain succes...:sad: I feel like smacking to death those idiots that gave Guille contaminated supplements!
But I'm sure he's gonna win RG sometime in the future...JC was semifinalist, then finalsit and then won. Maybe Guille will do the same.

Ma. Estefania
06-06-2004, 07:54 PM
Tangy, you're so right. I'd have acted in the same way... :sad:

Thanx a lot for the interview, Undomiele.

Peoples
06-06-2004, 08:38 PM
When I lost, it was an enormous disappointment. But I'm only 21. Last year I didn't even know when I would have a new opportunity. I had the opportunity this year. I couldn't take advantage of it. But my head is up high. I think that if I keep on working, my physical condition, I will have another opportunity.
Actually he's already 22.

undomiele
06-06-2004, 08:39 PM
What do u want me to do? The guy was really cramping and i made a silly mistake jumping on him. I'm sorry for what i did and definitely isn't the best thing for him. But i still don't like him. Do i have to like him? No.

Your mistake wasn't silly, it was vindictive. But I understand how it happened, you were watching the match, you saw him call for the trainer without him openly pulling a muscle, and you assumed the worst and got angry. And you responded to that anger. In fact, I knew ppl were going to get angry when I saw it happen. I really underrstand. But what pissed me off is that you didn't even give him the benefit of the doubt before launching into your vitriol and that just sucks alfonso. But whatever, Im sure you won't do it again.

Carito_90
06-06-2004, 09:01 PM
Actually he's already 22.

This was the only thing that cracked me up in the whole day :lol:

Devotee
06-06-2004, 09:15 PM
I read the text of Coria's post-final match interview, but I can't get the
video of the interview on the Roland Garros site to play.

The message says something about a "script error".

Is there any way a poster on this board could install a copy of that interview
video in this thread? However, don't just link me back to the Roland Garros
site.

-- Thanks alot

ale
06-06-2004, 09:23 PM
So it was true :o . I made a big mistake. But i still don't like neither his attitude towards other players nor his petulance : Besides, he has done enough things in the past to make u feel suspicious so i have no regrets.

Everybody is giving him a f****g hard time due to his problems IN THE PAST. I think people are just too crtical and jump into him so fast.

That sure might happen all the time within the circuit and that is the reason he is trying so hard to win a Grand Slam. Alfonso you said that you made a big mistake and i move on and forget about it...but if Corias says or does something BOOM! All the anger of the world is directed to him.

ale
06-06-2004, 09:24 PM
I read the text of Coria's post-final match interview, but I can't get the
video of the interview on the Roland Garros site to play.

The message says something about a "script error".

Is there any way a poster on this board could install a copy of that interview
video in this thread? However, don't just link me back to the Roland Garros
site.

-- Thanks alot
That interview (video) is a min long - no worth and doesnt say much there.

ale
06-06-2004, 09:26 PM
poor thing ....look what some sick minds can do to a naive youngster that wants to gain succes...:sad: I feel like smacking to death those idiots that gave Guille contaminated supplements!
But I'm sure he's gonna win RG sometime in the future...JC was semifinalist, then finalsit and then won. Maybe Guille will do the same.

Thanks :smooch: :smooch: :smooch:

Clara Bow
06-06-2004, 09:29 PM
Aww- section of this interview break my heart. :sad: I didn't know that the poor guy was afraid to take vitamins. As Gaudio said, Coria will be back and win the title next year.

jazz_girl
06-06-2004, 09:33 PM
I just watched his interview in ESPN and he really made me cry. I still don't like him but there are many things I understand about him and I feel terrible for him. He keeps saying that he disappointed his family, and I don't think that's true, I hope they talk to him and make him feel better. He's young and one of the best on clay, I'm sure he'll win it some time.

fco253
06-06-2004, 10:15 PM
His personal trainer said to my brother taht Coria's decision not to risk on vitamines again, are responsable for many of the physical troubles he has had, specially considering he has a small frame and he plays lot fo matches since he usually goes the full distance

Chloe le Bopper
06-06-2004, 10:37 PM
So it was true :o . I made a big mistake. But i still don't like neither his attitude towards other players nor his petulance : Besides, he has done enough things in the past to make u feel suspicious so i have no regrets.
Your attitude was totally disgusting, and there isn't really anyway to justify it, imo.

But whatever.

Thanks for the interview. Coria will be back, I'm not worried about him one bit. It just wasn't his day.

Chloe le Bopper
06-06-2004, 10:38 PM
I would say it was rather petulant of you to start mean, accusatory threads against Coria when the match wasn't even over so *I*, in turn, have no regrets in thinking you were an asshole. :rolleyes: But whatever. Its over and Gaudio won. Thats all right with me.
My feelings exactly. A lot of posters showed their true colours today, and that won't soon be forgotten. It's not worth discussing tennis with people who are blinded by their own hatred, and I have noted exactly who those individuals are.

Chloe le Bopper
06-06-2004, 10:40 PM
Actually he's already 22.
I read that and was like "did he forget his age, or was that a misquote?"

undomiele
06-06-2004, 10:42 PM
It was a misquote... Guille was talking about how inexperienced he was when he made it far into RG last year "when he was 21" and relating it to his experience this time around. Im pretty sure the translator misinterpreted it.

Chloe le Bopper
06-06-2004, 10:45 PM
Thanks.

Sjengster
06-06-2004, 11:45 PM
As I said elsewhere, Coria really needs to take a risk with those supplements to prevent this happening again - I know Agassi has everything he takes carefully screened beforehand to make sure all the ingredients are above-board, surely Coria could do the same? This interview also makes you realise how serious and committed he is to the game, perhaps too much since he and others have put so much pressure on him to win a Slam. In his own way, like Gaudio, he needs to relax and enjoy his tennis instead of always suffering for it ("You have to suffer" would seem to be the Gaudio philosophy of tennis).

star
06-06-2004, 11:47 PM
That interview makes me even more proud to be Coria's fan.

And I am always proud that Undomiele is Guille's fan.

Thanks for your posts Undomiele. You see with clear eyes.

undomiele
06-06-2004, 11:50 PM
awwww thank you sweetie !!!!! thats one of the best compliments Ive ever recieved. :hug: Im proud you're a Coria fan too!!!! :kiss:

sigmagirl91
06-06-2004, 11:56 PM
Everybody is giving him a f****g hard time due to his problems IN THE PAST. I think people are just too crtical and jump into him so fast.

That sure might happen all the time within the circuit and that is the reason he is trying so hard to win a Grand Slam. Alfonso you said that you made a big mistake and i move on and forget about it...but if Corias says or does something BOOM! All the anger of the world is directed to him.

Well, unfortunately, when you have a reputation for doing that a lot, it doesn't say much for your credibility-no matter what else you do or don't do in the sport...

undomiele
06-07-2004, 12:03 AM
Well, unfortunately, when you have a reputation for doing that a lot, it doesn't say much for your credibility-no matter what else you do or don't do in the sport...

Well thank goodness this thread isn't about credibility (which is only based on human perception after all --and not necessarily that of a majority of fans) but about what actually happened during the match from Guille's perspective.

star
06-07-2004, 12:06 AM
Well, unfortunately, when you have a reputation for doing that a lot, it doesn't say much for your credibility-no matter what else you do or don't do in the sport...

"doing that a lot" is not very specific. Ale, I am sure, was refering to Coria's suspension and not anything else. If you are saying Coria has used drugs a lot that is clearly not true.

Your post appears to simply be smearing and not talking about any specific behavior.

sigmagirl91
06-07-2004, 12:14 AM
"doing that a lot" is not very specific. Ale, I am sure, was refering to Coria's suspension and not anything else. If you are saying Coria has used drugs a lot that is clearly not true.

Your post appears to simply be smearing and not talking about any specific behavior.

Anytime players jump your ass for constantly complaining and taking "injury timeouts" a lot, then it does say a lot for your credibility.
FYI, I am not on a smearing campaign; just stating the obvious...

Leo
06-07-2004, 12:28 AM
I'm still not very sympathetic for him, nor do I think I should be.

Sure, it sucks that he unknowingly took vitamins containing some drugs before and was punished for it by the ATP, but that shouldn't discourage him from taking all supplements. As Sjengster mentioned, he could have them screened for unacceptable ingredients before taking them. Other top players don't seem to have problems with that.

And I'm not about to cry for him because he had cramps because of his fragile mentality. Gaudio had to be nervous too, but he was able to avoid getting cramps. I don't believe Coria that he was completely exhausted in the 4th set, considering that all of his matches in this event have been relatively short and he hadn't been working very hard on the court up until that point.

Anyway, he's proven to be the very best clay court player in the world, on a different level than everyone else, as Gaston said, and I'm sure he'll win this event one day.

undomiele
06-07-2004, 12:49 AM
And I'm not about to cry for him because he had cramps because of his fragile mentality. Gaudio had to be nervous too, but he was able to avoid getting cramps. I don't believe Coria that he was completely exhausted in the 4th set, considering that all of his matches in this event have been relatively short and he hadn't been working very hard on the court up until that point.


Yes, whatever you do don't cry for Argentina..... :lol: ;)

star
06-07-2004, 12:55 AM
Leo, no one is asking you to cry for him.

What I thought was gallant of him was that he admitted that it was his nerves that led to his problems. He was so forthright and honest in that interview. He laid himself bare.

Leo
06-07-2004, 12:57 AM
Yes, whatever you do don't cry for Argentina..... :lol: ;)

Too late, I did cry for Gaston. :D

gillian
06-07-2004, 01:19 AM
Wow! What a poignant interview. Coria always comes across very eloquently in his interviews.

After watching the final, I have mixed emotions: you know, Glad for Gaudio (what a comeback!); yet Crying for Coria (what a disappointment).

Thanks for sharing the interview.

Safin_Henman
06-07-2004, 01:29 AM
if you saw the end of the match/the ceremony, you could tell that he was about to cry....

Lestat
06-07-2004, 01:46 AM
wow :sad: , when i saw the interview after the match on tv, i said to myself "what an asshole, how dared you to support gaudio?!" jeje well its done :D , probably the next year coria will have a new chance to win Rolanga.

star
06-07-2004, 01:49 AM
awwwww :hug:

It's ok to support Gaudio. Today, he was the strongest, mentally and physically. He had a fairy tale ending to his tournament. I can see why people cheered for him.

Lestat
06-07-2004, 02:03 AM
:hug: :wavey:
well the point is... i dont like gaudio neither :rolleyes: ...
simply i desired that coria lose, just because the mental condition of gaudio (i cant win, i cant win i cant wiiiiiin!) it gave me hurts.

after all, im a coria fan too (but first, a rogi fan :worship: )

alfonsojose
06-07-2004, 04:58 AM
and I have noted exactly who those individuals are.

Sorry, Mom. Can i go to sleep now :sad: :p

Lestat
06-07-2004, 06:05 AM
btw when coria said (while crying) "queria ir a los torneos de ´pasto´ porque quiero aprender a jugar ahi" god that touched my heart... :o
When the people say he is arrogant, I ask them: an arrogant guy, could say something like that? :rolleyes:

trixy
06-07-2004, 06:16 AM
OMG i think im gonna cry!!

That interview gave me so much insight into Gullie and a total new-found respect for him.

CooCooCachoo
06-07-2004, 06:34 AM
Then I felt my fingers hurting because I was holding my racquet very tight, and it bothered me a lot because, as you know, I only drink water, I don't take anything else. Maybe that was against me. Maybe I thought too much about that at a certain stage. But now it's behind me.


What a joke! :rolls: :lol: :haha: :smash:

CooCooCachoo
06-07-2004, 06:36 AM
Wow! What a poignant interview. Coria always comes across very eloquently in his interviews.


Not in English, for sure.

CooCooCachoo
06-07-2004, 06:41 AM
Q. Will you be pulling out of the Queen's Club event in London, or do you still intend to go? >

GUILLERMO CORIA: Yes, I will be in Queen's. I will have a special invitation. Even if I had won this tournament, I would have gone, because when I commit myself, I respect my commitments. I don't know how I will feel mentally, but I will do everything to win the tournament and I will try to forget what happened today.


Hmm. I respect this decision, though I don't think it's wise. I have mixed feelings about this interview. On one hand, it is sincere and gives me a better insight in his personality, but on the other hand I think he's just trying to sound way too innocent. I don't buy it that he doesn't even use vitamins. Why wouldn't he? And the God thing.. Sorry, but I don't buy that either. It feels to me as if he is using cheap PR.

ale
06-07-2004, 06:41 AM
That's really sweet of you trixy...there is a very tender side to Coria. He has come a long way and fast that's why people dont really know him well. Here is Carla his wife.

CooCooCachoo
06-07-2004, 06:43 AM
He does have a beautiful girlfriend. :D

ale
06-07-2004, 07:08 AM
Hmm. I respect this decision, though I don't think it's wise. I have mixed feelings about this interview. On one hand, it is sincere and gives me a better insight in his personality, but on the other hand I think he's just trying to sound way too innocent. I don't buy it that he doesn't even use vitamins. Why wouldn't he? And the God thing.. Sorry, but I don't buy that either. It feels to me as if he is using cheap PR.

In regards to Queens it will be good to get out of RG instead of going home to Argentina...such a long trip...he is really close to London now. Will take his mind of what hapened today.

ale
06-07-2004, 07:12 AM
Yes she is beautiful and they got married this year in January - you dont see many 22 yo guys getting married now a days. I think that is really sweet. They met in a tournament she used to play tennis but now she studies economics. That says something about him...there is something special about that.

Denise
06-07-2004, 07:22 AM
Not in English, for sure.

Coria doesn't speak english, right??? I never heared he speakin' it... I guess it's very unusual latelly. Also, it's bad to read/watch ppl translating buuh

Denise
06-07-2004, 07:31 AM
He does have a beautiful girlfriend. :D

yeah, she's nice! Coria's wife it's perfect to him.... what a great combination :p

Lalitha
06-07-2004, 08:28 AM
Coria :sad: :crying2: :sobbing: :tears:

cool
06-07-2004, 08:40 AM
wow.. Nice to see Indian name in the room. I came to know about this forum just today and registered to it. It is very sad that Coria lost the match in that way.

fco253
06-07-2004, 01:16 PM
Coocoo. It's totally true. I reached this from his PT a few months ago.
He's too afraid after what happ with him. He hasn't taked a single vitamine for over 2 years. Only water.

PR? you are too cinic, man...he was crushed, he could bearly speak, he is just a young guy, he can't fake things in that emotional state...

it seems liek your hating to him is preceding your calls...

star
06-07-2004, 01:24 PM
fco --- CooCoo is a great guy, but like everyone he has a few faults. He is an intransigent Coria hater, but we just have to love him anyway. :D

Warrior
06-07-2004, 06:27 PM
Poor Guillermo! :sad: