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Let's hope "La douce France" will be kind to him... Willy in RG!!

martine2
05-23-2008, 01:57 PM
Willy's RG draw :help: :scared:

[16] Moya vs Q
Granollers vs Berrer
Hernandez vs Minar
Kuerten vs [18] Mathieu
[29] Canas vs Odesnik
Bjorkman vs Lee
Dancevic vs Q
Gremelmayr vs [3] Djokovic

wedda
05-23-2008, 08:48 PM
yeah this certainly is the second worse draw he could have (second only to drawing nadal in third round :)). But anyway all we can do is wish him very good luck and just hope he plays well.
So here it goes: vamosssss :clap2:

Aquarianbabe
05-25-2008, 08:46 AM
Does anyone know what day Willy plays his 1st rd match.

martine2
05-25-2008, 09:41 AM
No, and they only show the OOP the night before.
But he doesn't play today

Aquarianbabe
05-25-2008, 03:24 PM
He plays tomorrow on Court 6. Good luck Guillermo.

martine2
05-25-2008, 09:34 PM
Good Luck!!!!!!!!!!

martine2
05-26-2008, 01:07 PM
OMG Willy.... 2 sets to love down :help:

wedda
05-26-2008, 01:40 PM
yeah this certainly is not looking good :confused:

going by serve in the third lets hope for the best

martine2
05-26-2008, 02:08 PM
Lost 6-7 6-7 6-7

OMG Willy, what's happening to you :sad: :sad:
Poor guy must be feeling terrible...

Aquarianbabe
05-26-2008, 02:09 PM
FUCK Willy what is going on. Have you lost interest in the tour already. Man do you need to talk to someone because I am a very good listener. This loss was unacceptable as he had a pretty good draw. And I am not in a charitable mood today.

Denaon
05-26-2008, 04:19 PM
4 losses in a row...that's what's happening to him...it's a confidence thing....
I'm not aware of Willy's physical condition right now...but it seems to be he's not confident enough to play anyone atm.

:shrug:

It's ok Willy....you've had worse times than this before and you've recovered :yeah:

:banana:

martine2
05-26-2008, 05:25 PM
4 losses in a row...that's what's happening to him...it's a confidence thing....
I'm not aware of Willy's physical condition right now...but it seems to be he's not confident enough to play anyone atm.

:shrug:

It's ok Willy....you've had worse times than this before and you've recovered :yeah:

:banana:

I agree with you that it probably has to do with confidence.
He doesn't seem to find his game and that's what is different compared to his previous comebacks.
The real reason? Well we probably won't know that. Only the people close to him will.
Perhaps he isn't 100% ok physically? I don't know.

Only thing I hope is that he wont lose faith.
He should try to put the loss of ranking points out of his head and just live from match to match :hug:

Hope someone is there for him right now to help him through this

martine2
05-26-2008, 05:28 PM
FUCK Willy what is going on. Have you lost interest in the tour already. Man do you need to talk to someone because I am a very good listener. This loss was unacceptable as he had a pretty good draw. And I am not in a charitable mood today.

I agree that normally he shouldn't have lost today's match, but I don't agree about the draw.
It doesn't matter anymore now, but the draw was horrible. Couldn't have been much worse...

Willy-Canas
05-26-2008, 07:32 PM
6th losses in a row...
in a press room he said something like "retirment"...

i don't like it :(

www.willy-canas.com.ar

i'm the webmaster :P

Denaon
05-26-2008, 07:38 PM
6th losses in a row...
in a press room he said something like "retirment"...

i don't like it :(

www.willy-canas.com.ar

i'm the webmaster :P

Are they 6 losses :o??

Denaon
05-26-2008, 07:45 PM
Nice site btw Willy-Canas :rocker:

martine2
05-26-2008, 07:58 PM
Nice site indeed Willy-Canas and welcome here :)

I hope it's just something he said because of the disappointment :sad:
This is a difficult time for him but he shouldn't lose faith :awww:

I don't wanna think about tennis without him :bigcry: :bigcry: and I'm sure he'll find the form again if only he doesn't lose faith

(I wish there was a way of telling him this but I'm afraid he doesn't read MTF...)

wedda
05-26-2008, 09:41 PM
Like you all said it looks like a confidence issue because if you look at the stats of the match today they were pretty good so abviously it was down to winning the big points.

Aquarianbabe
05-27-2008, 01:07 AM
Is there somewhere on the FO site where I can read the interview. I don't want him to retire. Martine what is happening to our two fav players. Moya losing to a Q and now Willy. I'm positive Gaston and his love ones will get him through this. I am feeling more charitable this morning. The reason I brought up his draw was ok because the two commentators I had on tv last night were surprised that he lost and said he had quite a good draw.

Is there somewhere I can read the interview transcript?

Guillermo please don't retire.

Aquarianbabe
05-27-2008, 03:35 AM
A poster on TW mentioned retirement from the interview and the poster was upset as well. Hopefully Willy said it in the heat of the moment. I checked the stats as well and the only thing that wasn't working was his 1st serve percentage. He served 9 aces. I don't know if any of you got to watch the match but a poster said he was shanking the ball a lot but in the 3rd set tb he was really trying hard. It's not like he got bageled or breadsticked it was 3 tbs. No reason to talk about retirement.

Hang in there Willy.

dulkogi
05-27-2008, 03:40 AM
OMG Willy!

CHANGE NOW!

martine2
05-27-2008, 04:34 AM
A poster on TW mentioned retirement from the interview and the poster was upset as well. Hopefully Willy said it in the heat of the moment. I checked the stats as well and the only thing that wasn't working was his 1st serve percentage. He served 9 aces. I don't know if any of you got to watch the match but a poster said he was shanking the ball a lot but in the 3rd set tb he was really trying hard. It's not like he got bageled or breadsticked it was 3 tbs. No reason to talk about retirement.

Hang in there Willy.

What is TW? Where can I find it?

Aquarianbabe
05-27-2008, 07:56 AM
martine 2 I will provide the link it is really good fun and the posters are very knowledgeable. Posters come from all over the world. They talk tennis, fashion and general chit chat. And there is a bit love for Willy as well. Heaps of love for Carlos where he is referred to as Carlitos.

http://tennisworld.typepad.com/

Aquarianbabe
05-27-2008, 10:54 AM
Found this on SI.com. Doesn't mention anything about retiring though

The day's most significant upset was produced by 106th-ranked Wayne Odesnik, who beat No. 29 Guillermo Canas of Argentina 7-6 (6), 7-6 (3), 7-6 (8). The match lasted the minimum number of sets yet took 3 hours, 46 minutes.

"There's not too much to say. I think he played well," said Canas, who's lost his past six matches, all on clay. "I didn't play well at all."

Odesnik is only 22, yet he was exhausted after his match and was checked by a doctor. The American credited recent work with a sports psychologist for helping him play well in all of those tiebreakers.

"On the big points, I thought I played more aggressive and executed my shots better," said Odesnik, who was born in South Africa and moved to the United States as a toddler.

He's been trying to improve his clay-court game lately with Felix Mantilla, a Spaniard once ranked as high as 10th. Odesnik actually calls clay his favorite surface, something that's rare to hear from an American.

wedda
05-27-2008, 11:35 PM
there is an article qouting him on http://www.canas-online.de, actually I don't like the way he speaks it is very depressing, he seems lost.

I seriously hope he finds his way out of this state and definitly not by retiring.

Aquarianbabe
05-28-2008, 01:32 AM
Thanks Wedda I always forget to go to that site. He hasn't broken up with Fabiana has he. I am over 30 and I know you go through a few things about where your life is heading but he sounds like he still has the desire and motivation to keep practising and training which is a good thing. It seems a bit strange that it has only happened it the last few months as he was playing ok at the beginning of the year. Maybe he is re-evaluated what is important in his life.

Take care Guillermo and I hope you work it out. Surrounds yourself with love ones. Please don't retire.

martine2
05-28-2008, 07:07 AM
there is an article qouting him on http://www.canas-online.de, actually I don't like the way he speaks it is very depressing, he seems lost.

I seriously hope he finds his way out of this state and definitly not by retiring.

there is an article qouting him on http://www.canas-online.de, actually I don't like the way he speaks it is very depressing, he seems lost.

I seriously hope he finds his way out of this state and definitly not by retiring.

There is a link to the original Spanish version of the article a few posts before this one (provided by Willy-Canas)

I did the translation in the Gaudio chat because there are a lot of peoplpe there who like Willy a lot but I guess it should be here too. It's more or less like the article on Helga's site (Canas-online) but it's a bit longer.

"Así no se puede seguir"
Todo sigue igual. Guillermo sigue sin poder ganar. La racha lleva 6 partidos y es uno de los peores momentos de Willy en los últimos tiempos. El triple 7-6 de hoy demuestra que, a pesar de luchar y buscar, los resultados no se dan.
"Así no se puede seguir, tengo que tomar una decisión", declaró Guillermo en conferencia de prensa. "La verdad que no tengo respuestas. No sé cómo se sale, estoy buscando la solución. No quiero decir como me siento, no quiero. Son sensaciones que no tuve anteriormente, y a medida que va pasando el tiempo me voy sintiendo peor. Todo comenzó hace unos meses, y todo fue empeorando. Pensaré bien lo que está pasando y las ganas que tengo yo de hacer algo. Sigo entrenándome con las mismas ganas, levantándome igual de temprano, pero no puedo plasmarlo en competencia".

Duele. Y preocupa. Willy tiene mucho por delante, un estado físico privilegiado y es, mentalmente, uno de los mejores. Lejos. Tiene por delante volver a ser el que fue, estar entre los mejores del mundo. Competir en los Juegos Olímpicos. Luchar por ganar por primera vez la Copa Davis.

Los partidos ganados aumentan la seguridad y confianza. Pero Willy, acostumbrado a ganar, no tolera las derrotas. ¿Tanto cambió en un año? ¿Tan malo es ahora, y hace poco más de un año tan bueno era que paseó a Federer en semanas consecutivas?

Lo último que se pierde es la esperanza. Y a pesar que Willy le puso dudas a su futuro, lo cierto es que Guillermo no puede dejar el tenis así. No puede irse por la puerta trasera. Los grandes se van con todos los honores. Ya pasó por momentos más difíciles y se levantó. "No te des por vencido, ni aún vencido".


"It can’t go on like this"

Guillermo hasn’t been able to win any of his last 6 matches. Things have never been worse for him.
The triple 6-7 defeat is also showing it… in spite of his fighting spirit, he doesn’t get the desired results.“I can’t go on like this. I have to take a decision”
This is what Guillermo said in a press conference.

"The truth is, that I do not have any answers. I’m looking for a solution but it doesn’t work out. I’ve never felt like this before..
It began a few months ago, and it is getting worse. I will have to think over what has happened and whether I still have the desire to do something.
I’ve been training and getting up with the same desire, but things just don’t work out for me during the competition.

It hurts. And he’s worried.
Willy is in good form physically and mentally he is one of the best.
He should get back to the form he had before, to be among the best of the world again. To compete in the Olympics. To win the Daviscup with his country.
Winning matches is good for the confidence. But Willy, used to winning a lot, doesn’t tolerate the defeats.
Has everything really changed that much? Only a year ago he defeated Federer twice.

But the last thing he’ll ever lose is the hope. Even though he has doubts about his future now, he certainly doesn’t want to end his career like this. He doesn’t want to leave through the back door. Great players always retire in an honorable way.
He’s been through more difficult times then this and he always came back. He isn’t defeated yet!

And thanks Aquarianbabe for the link to TW! :)

Aquarianbabe
05-28-2008, 08:18 AM
martine2 I seem to be pulling more for Willy than Carlos. I have lost a bit of respect for Carlos and Willy seems a lot more open with his feelings and thoughts which I like.

And thanks for the translation. I am going to post the translation on TW in the next thread as there will be people who will appreciate it.

dulkogi
05-30-2008, 03:48 PM
:help:

Aquarianbabe
06-01-2008, 10:04 AM
martine 2

Hope you got my two emails. I've just went onto Gadio's board to read some of the goodwill for Willy and saw that you wrote about being depressed and I went through the same thing for a couple of days and it raining in Perth didn't help either. Glad to see I wasn't the only one affected.

I've also noticed this while lurking onto the other Chicos boards. I also have a very soft spot for Gonzo and I am glad that he is playing well again.

Ok off to get the scoreboard up for today's play in Paris. BTW who do you want to win in the mens and womens.

martine2
06-01-2008, 07:01 PM
martine 2

Hope you got my two emails. I've just went onto Gadio's board to read some of the goodwill for Willy and saw that you wrote about being depressed and I went through the same thing for a couple of days and it raining in Perth didn't help either. Glad to see I wasn't the only one affected.

I've also noticed this while lurking onto the other Chicos boards. I also have a very soft spot for Gonzo and I am glad that he is playing well again.

Ok off to get the scoreboard up for today's play in Paris. BTW who do you want to win in the mens and womens.

I only got the 2nd one :awww: