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Gaudio Pulls out of Wimbledon

MissPovaFan
06-12-2004, 05:30 PM
Commentators on BBC have said that Gaston Gaudio has pulled out of Wimbledon due to an injury.

*Ljubica*
06-12-2004, 05:52 PM
Yes, - they've been talking about this in the Argentine press for a few days now but it has only just been made "official". He is meant to have a heel injury and also be suffering from exhaustion. Can't say I blame him for withdrawing - he hates the grass and never does very well on it - so why not rest, relax at home with his family and enjoy the Roland Garros moment a bit longer? Mariano Zabaleta and Guga have also pulled out, and both David and Agustin Calleri are extremely unlikely to participate though no official announcements have been released about them yet :sad: :sad: :sad: Looks like I'll be cancelling my annual leave and going to work during Wimbledon fortnight - there won't be anyone left in I want to see :sad:

jtipson
06-12-2004, 06:01 PM
Mardy Fish will probably get 16th seed then. I doubt that Gaudio would have got to the fourth round anyway.

Experimentee
06-12-2004, 06:03 PM
I hope he just wants to rest and is not injured :(
He might have won a match or two since he would have been seeded high.

lsy
06-12-2004, 06:08 PM
and both David and Agustin Calleri are extremely unlikely to participate though no official announcements have been released about them yet :sad: :sad: :sad: Looks like I'll be cancelling my annual leave and going to work during Wimbledon fortnight - there won't be anyone left in I want to see :sad:

Rosie, I thought the last time I heard, it's more likely than not that David will participate in wimby?

I really hope he does.

Coleburg83
06-12-2004, 06:09 PM
I think it's ridiculous that all these clay courters simply pull out of the grass court season. I can understand an injury, but like when Guga was on top and he simply didn't play Wimbledon, that always pissed me off.

I mean Roddick for instance, has not had good results at Roland Garros, but at least him and a lot of the big servers play every year.

Lee
06-12-2004, 06:18 PM
I think it's ridiculous that all these clay courters simply pull out of the grass court season. I can understand an injury, but like when Guga was on top and he simply didn't play Wimbledon, that always pissed me off.

I mean Roddick for instance, has not had good results at Roland Garros, but at least him and a lot of the big servers play every year.

If there are 2-4 weeks more on grass court before Wimbleton, I believe most of these players playing well in Roland Garros will show up in Wimbleton. Most players going deep into Roland Garros are quite exhausted and won't be able to play any tune-up tournaments. From clay to grass is a big adjustment and it's quite useless flying all the way from home (especially South Americans) to Wimbleton and play a match. Looked at Henman this year, he's a good grass court player, he went to SF in RG, no practice on grass court and promptly lost his first match on grass. Let alone players who are not good on grass.

On the other way, there are 2 months of clay tournaments, including 3 TMS before RG, there's hardly any reason players don't show up there.

ocampeao
06-12-2004, 07:01 PM
Can't say I blame him for withdrawing - he hates the grass and never does very well on it - so why not rest, relax at home with his family and enjoy the Roland Garros moment a bit longer?

I so agree with you. His decision is right. Screw the grass season, lol. :p

Tricky_Forehand
06-12-2004, 07:04 PM
Gaston :sad: :sad: :sad:

This is going to make it really difficult for him to stay in the top 20 so he can go to Houston in November.

TennisLurker
06-12-2004, 07:14 PM
he lost first round last year, he is not going to lose points

*Ljubica*
06-12-2004, 09:14 PM
Rosie, I thought the last time I heard, it's more likely than not that David will participate in wimby?

I really hope he does.

Well, he really wants to Isy, - but he played his first practice session since Roland Garros yesterday (Friday) and still felt some pain in the affected area -so seems like more rest is needed before he can play properly again :sad: He hasn't pulled out officially yet, but - personally - I can't see the point of playing when you are in pain, probably losing in the first round, and perhaps aggravating the injury so that it takes even longer to heal with the Olympics and the hardcourt season coming up where he has many points to defend. It will be announced officialy one way or another on Monday or Tuesday next week.

Tennis Fool
06-12-2004, 09:29 PM
Most players going deep into Roland Garros are quite exhausted and won't be able to play any tune-up tournaments. From clay to grass is a big adjustment and it's quite useless flying all the way from home (especially South Americans) to Wimbleton and play a match.

Yeah, that's why Agassi always pulled out of Wimbledon every year :rolleyes:

That's why Ferrrero pulled out of Wimbledon after winning RG last year :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

If the South Americans don't want to be branded "clay courters" they need the cajones to try to do better on grass.

Gaudio, I do think he probably pulled out more from the exhaltation of winning RG, his probably one and only slam.

Looked at Henman this year, he's a good grass court player, he went to SF in RG, no practice on grass court and promptly lost his first match on grass. Let alone players who are not good on grass.



Henman still has the good possibility of winning Wimby.

Scotso
06-12-2004, 09:33 PM
I still don't get why anyone would skip Wimbledon, no matter what surface it's on. It's a grand slam!

Tricky_Forehand
06-12-2004, 09:58 PM
he lost first round last year, he is not going to lose points

Yes, I know but by not trying at all this makes it a guaranteed thing how hard it will be for him to maintain that top 20 for 5 more months.

I know that he'll drop out of the top 8 of the CR so if he can just hang on to the top 20 in the ER but he doesn't have much of a cushion to work with :sad: .

Ballbuster
06-12-2004, 10:02 PM
about wimbledon withdrawals, I think Coria should have stayed home and rested for the four-week grass court season. His goal is to be world number one, and first round losses on grass won't get him there. He should have rested and then swept Gstaad, Kitzbuhel, and Stuttgart to pick up ranking points

Fostin
06-12-2004, 10:08 PM
I'm sorry but... Do they have to like the tournament??? I mean can they have the possibility to choose the tournaments they wanna play or its obbligatory??

star
06-12-2004, 10:13 PM
about wimbledon withdrawals, I think Coria should have stayed home and rested for the four-week grass court season. His goal is to be world number one, and first round losses on grass won't get him there. He should have rested and then swept Gstaad, Kitzbuhel, and Stuttgart to pick up ranking points


I think that Coria should play Wimbledon. He's not likely to go deep there. I also think he should not wear himself out in the summer clay season but rather rest then and get ready for the hardcourt season. I'm sure those three tournaments are financially rewarding, but now he needs to start thinking about his schedule, his goals, and his body.

jtipson
06-12-2004, 10:19 PM
about wimbledon withdrawals, I think Coria should have stayed home and rested for the four-week grass court season. His goal is to be world number one, and first round losses on grass won't get him there. He should have rested and then swept Gstaad, Kitzbuhel, and Stuttgart to pick up ranking points

If he wants to be number one, he needs points from Wimbledon. He's nearly 2000 points away from the goal at the moment. Playing the clay tournies after the big W won't increase his ranking much because he ran through them all as winner last year. He needs points from required events.

TennisLurker
06-12-2004, 10:52 PM
If the South Americans don't want to be branded "clay courters" they need the cajones to try to do better on grass.


we needs furniture drawers? :eek:

Maybe Matress Mac can help us!

Ma. Estefania
06-12-2004, 11:14 PM
:lol: Tennis Lurker...

Buena... :yeah:

fco253
06-13-2004, 12:43 AM
Tennis Lurker, :)

ocampeao
06-13-2004, 12:46 AM
If the South Americans don't want to be branded "clay courters" they need the cajones to try to do better on grass.
Lol, it's cojones


we needs furniture drawers?
Maybe Matress Mac can help us

Hahaha

Tennis Fool
06-13-2004, 12:52 AM
we needs furniture drawers? :eek:



Cajones y cojones :)

Lee
06-13-2004, 04:52 AM
Yeah, that's why Agassi always pulled out of Wimbledon every year :rolleyes:

That's why Ferrrero pulled out of Wimbledon after winning RG last year :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

If the South Americans don't want to be branded "clay courters" they need the cajones to try to do better on grass.

Gaudio, I do think he probably pulled out more from the exhaltation of winning RG, his probably one and only slam.



Henman still has the good possibility of winning Wimby.


I'm not sure those "clay courters" care about the label since it's garbage.

And you totally miss the point about Henman :rolleyes:

YoursTruly
06-13-2004, 05:18 AM
It's a bit disappointing but also not that surprising. He won the French Open so he probably wants to rest, relax and celebrate more. But at the same time, he maybe one of those who would most likely skip Wimbledon. It'll be nice to see him back on tour for the hardcourt season!

Devotee
06-13-2004, 05:32 AM
Yes, I know but by not trying at all this makes it a guaranteed thing how hard it will be for him to maintain that top 20 for 5 more months.

I know that he'll drop out of the top 8 of the CR so if he can just hang on to the top 20 in the ER but he doesn't have much of a cushion to work with :sad: .


Does Gaudio need to stay in the top 20 of the Champions' Race or of the
Entry Rankings?

Lee
06-13-2004, 05:34 AM
Does Gaudio need to stay in the top 20 of the Champions' Race or of the
Entry Rankings?

He needs to stay in the top 20 of the Champion Race to make TMC.

tennischick
06-13-2004, 05:41 AM
Gaston has played Wimbledon 5 times in the past. his best showing was in 2002 when he went out in the second round. unlike other so-called dirtballers he does NOT have a history of avoiding the grass. he cancelled out of Wimby this year bec of a foot injury says Clarin.com...


14:10 | TENIS
Por una lesión, Gaudio no irá a Wimbledon

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Gastón Gaudio, el reciente campeón de Roland Garros, anunció hoy que como consecuencia de su lesión en un pie no podrá participar en el torneo de Wimbledon, tercer Grand Slam de la temporada.

Así lo confirmó esta tarde la organización del torneo. "Es correcto, Gaudio se dio de baja", dijo Alan Mills, director general del torneo que comenzará el 21 de junio en el All England Club de Londres.

Gaudio ya disputó en cinco ocasiones el abierto inglés, el más importante sobre césped. Su mejor actuación en este torneo fue en el año 2002, cuando alcanzó la segunda ronda.

Mills señaló que el tenista argentino anunció su renuncia a disputar el abierto, aunque no especificó ni profundizó sobre de los detalles sobre la lesión en el pie.

La ausencia de Gaudio en Wimbledon se suma a la de las dos primeras clasificadas en el ránking femenino, las belgas Justin Henin-Hardenne, víctima de una enfermedad virósica, y de Kim Clijsters, que padece una lesión en una de sus muñecas.

El domingo pasado, Gaudio se consagró campeón de Roland Garros tras remontar dos sets en contra en el duelo que lo enfrentó con Guillermo Coria, tercer favorito del torneo, por 0-6, 3-6, 6-4, 6-1 y 8-6.

LCeh
06-13-2004, 05:47 AM
Yes, I know but by not trying at all this makes it a guaranteed thing how hard it will be for him to maintain that top 20 for 5 more months.

I know that he'll drop out of the top 8 of the CR so if he can just hang on to the top 20 in the ER but he doesn't have much of a cushion to work with :sad: .

I wouldn't worry about it. He has very little points to defend other than Gstaad and Kitzbuhel. It would be impossible for the ranked 11-20 players to all of a sudden start winning everything. :)

Havok
06-13-2004, 05:56 AM
Was expected. I think this injury might not be soo bad as to not play a Slam, but since he won RG, he needs the time off.

And for the year end champs, don't they take the top 7 players automatically, but if there's a slam winner for the year who is outside the top 7, then he gets in automatically instead of the person ranked 8th? Or am I getting it all wrong?:retard:

Lee
06-13-2004, 06:05 AM
Was expected. I think this injury might not be soo bad as to not play a Slam, but since he won RG, he needs the time off.

And for the year end champs, don't they take the top 7 players automatically, but if there's a slam winner for the year who is outside the top 7, then he gets in automatically instead of the person ranked 8th? Or am I getting it all wrong?:retard:

You're right. The top 7 players will be in. The highest ranking slam winner outside top 7 will be the 8th player. Last year, since all the slam winners were in top 7, the 8th player in CR (Nalbandian) was in.

In 2002, both Costa and Johansson were out of top 8, but Costa rank 9 so he's in.

Action Jackson
06-13-2004, 07:31 AM
I wouldn't worry about it. He has very little points to defend other than Gstaad and Kitzbuhel. It would be impossible for the ranked 11-20 players to all of a sudden start winning everything. :)

He is not playing Gstaad this year, and he only has quarter final points, so he shit all to defend really and I don't see him dropping out of the top 20. Verkerk hardly won anything after RG and managed to stay within top 20 last year at the end of the year.

akin
06-13-2004, 07:33 AM
You're right. The top 7 players will be in. The highest ranking slam winner outside top 7 will be the 8th player. Last year, since all the slam winners were in top 7, the 8th player in CR (Nalbandian) was in.

In 2002, both Costa and Johansson were out of top 8, but Costa rank 9 so he's in.

You are right guys but also I think that the slam winner needs to be within the top 20 CR in order to qualify. Am I wrong? I heard that on TV the other day.

Action Jackson
06-13-2004, 07:37 AM
You are right guys but also I think that the slam winner needs to be within the top 20 CR in order to qualify. Am I wrong? I heard that on TV the other day.

Yes, but that won't be a problem as I stated in my previous posts, he has very little points to defend. Semis in a tournament, he is not playing and a quarter finals.

See Verkerk example.

akin
06-13-2004, 07:37 AM
Yes!! Here it is:

Qualification
The top seven finishers in the ATP Champions Race 2004 will qualify. The eighth place will go to the highest-placed Grand Slam winner who finishes outside the top seven but within the top 20. If no player fits this classification, the eighth place will go to the player finishing eighth in the ATP Champions Race 2004

Devotee
06-13-2004, 08:26 PM
Can you imagine how painful it will be if Gaudio & Coria play each other at
the Tennis Masters Cup in Houston? Gaudio will be announced as the
Roland Garros champion and Coria as the runner-up.

Lee
06-13-2004, 11:15 PM
You are right guys but also I think that the slam winner needs to be within the top 20 CR in order to qualify. Am I wrong? I heard that on TV the other day.

I already mentioned the top 20 position in previous post, that's why I didn't state this again. Sorry for the confusion.

star
06-13-2004, 11:19 PM
Can you imagine how painful it will be if Gaudio & Coria play each other at
the Tennis Masters Cup in Houston? Gaudio will be announced as the
Roland Garros champion and Coria as the runner-up.

That's sport.

These guys have to deal with losses and come out stronger. If not, they can't stay in the top echelon.

virgotenis
06-13-2004, 11:58 PM
They will probalbly play against each other before in Stuttgart or Kitz where Gaudio is going to play. Watch out...I dont see Gaudio making it to the Masters yet.

ocampeao
06-14-2004, 12:12 AM
They will probalbly play against each other before in Stuttgart or Kitz where Gaudio is going to play. Watch out...I dont see Gaudio making it to the Masters yet.

Gaudio isn't gonna play Stuttgart. I read he's playing Amersfort that week.
I'm going to the Stuttgart tourny and would have liked to see him there. Well, at least Coria and Ferrero are playing in it.