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oooooohhhh NO!!!!

spiiky
09-05-2004, 03:41 PM
[U]Guga must again be operated in the hip[U]

The tenista Gustavo Kuerten must suffer a new surgery in the hip. Eliminated still in the first round of the Opened one of the United States, the tenista one only must wait the dispute of friendly departures in São Paulo to again travel to America and being operated, according to information of the periodical the State of S. Paulo. Guga was operated for the first time in February of 2002. The intervention of this time will be simpler, but it must take off the Brazilian of you square them until the end of the year. Fortunately, the best tenista of Brazil does not have many points to defend in the next matches. In the last appearances, Guga was far to the same show tennis level that took it to the conquest of the tricampeonato in Roland Garros. With good physical preparation, but without confidence to hit the balls, the Brazilian will look for, with the new surgery, to come back to have the same elasticity. Beyond the Opened one of U.S.A., the Brazilian also did not have a good participation in the Games Olímpicos de Atenas. Guga was eliminated in the first one twirled, after being defeated by the Chilean Nicolas Massu.

tall_one
09-06-2004, 12:03 AM
:sad: a friend just told me about this, I was hoping it wasn't true. Get well soon Guga!!

sol
09-06-2004, 12:09 AM
Guga :sad: :sad:

brazuca5copas
09-06-2004, 12:39 AM
I think Guga have do it , will be better for him because now he feel so much pain and he can't play good . The operation will be a new hope for him. Good luck Guga !!!!!!!!

PennyThePenguin
09-06-2004, 01:15 AM
sighhhhhhhh.................. http://smileys.******************/cat/4/4_9_9.gif

moonlight
09-06-2004, 01:27 AM
:sad: :sad: :sad:

Get well soon Guga :hug: Good Luck!

Fergie
09-06-2004, 01:33 AM
Poor Guga :sad: :sad: :sad:

Get well soon Guga :kiss:

Billabong
09-06-2004, 02:03 AM
OMG:sad:!
Get well soon Guga:hug:! I hope this operation will heal you completely until the end of your career:hug:!

Lee
09-06-2004, 02:45 AM
:sad: :sad: :sad:

Wojtek
09-06-2004, 06:23 AM
Guga :sad:

amethyst
09-06-2004, 01:46 PM
I don´t know what to say... :sad:

spiiky
09-06-2004, 10:05 PM
LOOK AT this... of pag GUGA official... I REALLY DON'T UNDERSTAND ANYTHING!
After playing the Spectacular Tennis, Guga has left for the Europe, where it disputes the indoor season of the ATP, starting for the Masters Series of Madrid and following for the ATP of They are Petesburgo and the Masters Series of Paris. "I go to use to advantage these games in São Paulo for already going preparing me the indoor season."

sol
09-07-2004, 12:48 AM
Well,
They don't make reference to his surgery because it seems that it is not too serious. He said to some Brazilian journalists:

"This time, the intervention promises to be no so complicate. That will be a correction of his already operated hip on February 2002 at Nashville, USA.

The operation will be carried out after an exhibition tournament that will carry out on September 15-17 at Sao Paulo".

The tennis player doesn't talk about the matter. On the contrary, he says that he’ll play several tournaments until ends of the year, including that of St. Petersburg.


They say that after this surgery Guga will be able to play high-level tennis again. :D

The surgery will be carried out in the next three weeks by "Mark Philipus”, pupil of “Tomas Byrd", responsible of the 1st operation.

Guga vai passar por nova cirurgia

O melhor tenista brasileiro de todos os tempos fará, depois de exibição em São Paulo, nova intervenção, dessa vez mais simples, para voltar ao seu nível.


Nova York - Para voltar a jogar seu melhor tênis, Gustavo Kuerten terá de passar por nova cirurgia. Desta vez, a intervenção promete ser simples, uma espécie de correção no quadril operado em 26 de fevereiro de 2002, em Nashville, Estados Unidos, mas deverá tirar Guga das quadras este ano. O jogador não fala no assunto. Ao contrário. Diz que pretende disputar vários torneios até o fim da temporada, entre eles o de São Petersburgo, em que defenderá o título. Guga vem fazendo uma série de avaliações e vai usar a exibição em São Paulo, entre os dias 15 e 17, no Ginásio do Ibirapuera, para mais testes.
Nestes últimos dias em Nova York, Guga teve informações animadoras, com boas perspectivas de voltar a jogar um tênis de alto nível e conquistar novamente títulos importantes. Deverá fazer a cirurgia com Mark Philipus, responsável pela intervenção, com tremendo sucesso, em outro jogador, Sargis Sargsian, e discípulo de Tomas Byrd, que operou Guga da primeira vez. Na quinta-feira, no US Open, o armênio Sargsian não deixou dúvidas de sua recuperação ao jogar por mais de cinco horas diante de Nicolas Massu e ainda sair da quadra vitorioso, sem sentir nenhuma dor no quadril, como confirmou depois em conversa no players lounge, não poupando elogios ao cirurgião.

A cirurgia de Guga deve ser marcada para daqui a três semanas. A época do ano é estratégica. O brasileiro não costuma fazer boas campanhas em torneios indoor - apesar do título de São Petersburgo - nem tem pontos para defender. Além disso, como poderá ficar fora das quadras por seis meses, terá o direito de pedir proteção de ranking, recurso que o manterá na 21ª posição até retomar o circuito, em 2005.

Como um touro - Guga já não consegue mostrar seu bom tênis. As dores o incomodam tanto que, depois de duas horas de partida, fica praticamente impossível aplicar golpes mais potentes, especialmente a direita. Para manter-se no circuito, Guga vem seguindo uma rotina espartana, com sessões freqüentes de fisioterapia, massagens e exercícios específicos. Fez de tudo para buscar uma solução clínica. Está forte como um touro, com pernas bem definidas, braços musculosos. O problema está na articulação: não consegue ter a movimentação necessária.

A atual forma física de Guga deve ajudá-lo no período de recuperação. Mesmo assim, a volta ao circuito não será apressada. Ao que parece, tanto o jogador quanto sua equipe estão entrosados e confiantes em um bom resultado.

O anúncio oficial da cirurgia só deve mesmo ser feito depois da exibição em São Paulo. Até lá, Guga já terá em mãos todos os resultados de exames e testes e poderá definir data e local da intervenção, provavelmente na Pensilvânia, onde trabalha o médico que operou Sargsian.

Chiquinho Leite Moreira.

Billabong
09-07-2004, 01:34 AM
Thanls for the info:D!

Daniel
09-07-2004, 10:01 AM
Get well Guga :D

amethyst
09-07-2004, 12:40 PM
Has anybody an idea what´s going on here??????? The article from Guga´s official website (posted by spiiky above) says he will play the exihibition and after that leave for Europe to play the indoor tournaments. No word about surgery. The article is dated from September 06.
On the other hand today even in my daily (german) newspaper it was noted that he will have new surgery (reading that this morning ruined my breakfast).
I´m completely confused!!!!!!

sol
09-07-2004, 01:09 PM
Has anybody an idea what´s going on here??????? The article from Guga´s official website (posted by spiiky above) says he will play the exihibition and after that leave for Europe to play the indoor tournaments. No word about surgery. The article is dated from September 06.
On the other hand today even in my daily (german) newspaper it was noted that he will have new surgery (reading that this morning ruined my breakfast).
I´m completely confused!!!!!!

The journalist said that his operation will be only a simple correction. He would undergo the surgery possibly after that exhibition tournament at Sao Paulo, and also said that he’ll play at St. Petersburg and the TMS's events.

This link is in Spanish:
http://www.eluniversal.com/2004/09/07/teni_art_07204D.shtml

In spite of the fact that the official statement doesn't make reference to the news of his operation, the confirmation of the calendar of commitments until the end of the season indicates that the Guga doesn't seek to undergo this month a new intervention. :confused: :confused: :confused:

amethyst
09-07-2004, 01:15 PM
I wish Guga would make a clear statement about this! He must know his fans are going crazy!

spiiky
09-07-2004, 07:11 PM
Guga prepares indoor season and it does not speak in operating Tenista goes to dispute matches in Spain, Russia and France Guga goes to play the 'Tênis Espetacular' in the Ibirapuera São Paulo - In contrast of that it was announced by a São Paulo periodical in this sunday, Gustavo Kuerten does not go to make new surgery in the hip. Guga did not deny directly that it has marked the operation, but announced that after the challenge Brazil x Argentina, of 15 the 18 of September in São Paulo, goes to dispute matches of the season 'indoor' in the Europe. It cited the Masters Series of Madrid (18 of October), ATP of Are Petesburgo (25 of October) and the Masters Series of Paris (1º of November). Thus, these dates oppose the information of it would go to pass for new surgery daqui the three weeks. The "Estado periodical of Is Paulo" it published in the sunday substance where it affirmed that the tenista would go to submit itself to an operation for correction of the problem in the hip in the stated period above stipulated. The demanded time of recovery would hinder the participation of Guga in matches in the next months. After being eliminated in the first round of the US Open, Guga will come back to squares for the "Tênis Espetacular" in the Gymnasium of the Ibirapuera, that goes to congregate Brazilian and Argentine tenistas. The national team will be represented by Guga, Flávio Saretta and Andres Sá, while Argentina will have Gaston Gaudio, champion of Roland Garros this year, Agustin Calleri and Mariano Zabaleta. - I am livened up to play in the Ibirapuera. She is one of the few chances that people have to play in house and this event already has tradition. Taste very to have this contact more than close with the public and I wait that galera appears to pass that energy good and also for attending a spectacle of high level - Guga said, that defeated Saretta in the end of the last year. - I go to use to advantage these games in São Paulo for already going preparing me the indoor season - it concluded.


translation globo.com

Billabong
09-08-2004, 02:29 AM
Thanks for the precision Flo:hug:!
So Guga will be there for the rest of the season:D! I hope he can do well, he has a title to defend:D!

Lalitha
09-08-2004, 09:27 AM
Spiiky, your signature is just great! :yeah:

I once read that Guga has a mentally ill brother, is that true? :eek:

amethyst
09-08-2004, 04:09 PM
So it really seems all this talk about surgery was just a rumour (and I´m very happy it was just a rumour!!).
Now they have an English version of the article about the exhibition on Guga´s official website:

GUGA PLAYS \"TêNIS ESPETACULAR\", NEXT WEEK, AT SãO PAULO

Back to Brazil after playing the US Open, Gustavo Kuerten now is preparing to play home. He plays next week, between September 15 and 18, the \"Tênis Espetacular\", at the Ibirapuera Gym, at Sao Paulo.

Tri-champion of Roland Garros, Guga faces the last champion of the french tournament, the argentinean Gaston Gaudio and Agustin Calleri, who lost in the final of the Brazil Open, this year and Mariano Zabaleta. Flávio Saretta and André Sá are playing too.

\"I am animated to play at the Ibirapuera. Is one of the few chances that we have to play home and this tournament already has tradition. I like this close contact with the public and I wait that the people appear for passing a good energy and watch a display of tennis at high level,\" said Guga, who in the end of the last year, beat Saretta.

After playing the \"Tênis Espetacular\", Guga travels to Europe, where he plays the indoor season of ATP, starting with the Madrid Master Series and followed by the St. Petersburg and Paris Master Series. \"I will take advantage of this games at Sao Paulo and prepare myself to the indoor season.\"

amethyst
09-08-2004, 04:11 PM
Spiiky, your signature is just great! :yeah:

I once read that Guga has a mentally ill brother, is that true? :eek:

This is true, his younger brother is severly handicapped.

junekidd
09-08-2004, 04:14 PM
I was just frightened by the good and bad news of this thread... fortunately, the last news is encouraging! come on, guga!!!
yeah, Lalitha, guga has a mentally ill brother indeed. guga is a great brother!

Lee
09-08-2004, 04:17 PM
I once read that Guga has a mentally ill brother, is that true? :eek:

Guga's younger brother, Guilherme has brain paralysis. He's both mentally and physically handicapped. Unfortunately, the twin boys of Guga's older brother, Rafael, are also inherited the disease.

amethyst
09-08-2004, 06:41 PM
Guga's younger brother, Guilherme has brain paralysis. He's both mentally and physically handicapped. Unfortunately, the twin boys of Guga's older brother, Rafael, are also inherited the disease.

I´m not sure the twins inherited something. I remember reading their birth was premature and because of that there were problems with their development (which is not not unsual for children who were born prematurly).

Lee
09-08-2004, 10:32 PM
I´m not sure the twins inherited something. I remember reading their birth was premature and because of that there were problems with their development (which is not not unsual for children who were born prematurly).

I remembered reading something about the twins inherited the disease too about a year ago. I hope you're right and it's just because they are premature.

Lalitha
09-09-2004, 07:49 AM
Lee, Junekidd, amethyst - Thanks for the information.

I remember him in 97 RG - an ever smiling face, always enthusiastic and energetic in his post-match interviews. I never realised or thought that he would have a situation like this to handle. May be that is why he is what he is today.

Now I love Guga all the more. :hug:

Lee
09-15-2004, 05:26 PM
It seems Guga has not determined whether there will be surgery. He will have many tests in US after the exhibition before any decisions.

from
http://www2.uol.com.br/tenisbrasil/diaadia/ult138u20375.htm with Babel Fish Translation

15/09/2004 às 13h14

Fernão Ketelhuth

A new surgery in the hip is still not defined, but it has great possibilities of being carried through. It was of this form that Gustavo Kuerten spoke on the current situation where it lives. The colloquy with the press was carried through in this Wednesday, in event that opened the Spectacular Tennis officially, match that congregates Brazilians and Argentines from today on. Guga spoke on the competition, but it did not obtain to run away from questions on the surgery. The subject after received repercussion the twirled defeat in the first one from the US Open, but the assessorship of the tenista denied readily. Without still confirming, however, best the tenista Brazilian left to understand that he has good possibilities to carry through the operation to if livening up with the possibility to recoup the physical form of the past. "Os examinations will say if I must make or not it new surgery. If the doctors to give certainty to me of that I go to come back before to the same level of faço", Guga said. The player, who must soon embark for U.S.A. after the exhibition in São Paulo, preferred not to say if he plays the events in the end of the year, as the Masters Series of Paris and Madrid and the match of Is Petersburgo, which defends the heading. Before coming back to Brazil in the last week, Kuerten it the same carried through new battery of tests in U.S.A. with the doctor Mark Philipus, disciple of Thomas Byrd and that she operated Sargis Sargsian recently (the Armenian tenista has shown good recovery in the circuit). "Logo after the US Open I made examinations and the doctors me had left esperançosos", the Brazilian confirmed. Guga still commented on its season and lamented the lack of good results. The guilt, according to it, is really of pains. "Vinha working strong, but I did not arrive at the objectives that wanted. Physically I am not in best nível", it confirmed the tricampeão of Roland Garros, that in this year conquered only the heading of Brazil Open. The estréia Brazilian in this thursday in the Spectacular Tennis against the Argentine Mariano Zabaleta. In sixth, it comes back to squares to also face the Argentine Juan Ignácio Chela.

amethyst
09-15-2004, 05:59 PM
Thanks for article, Lee. If he will have surgery, I don´t think he will wait till the indoor season is over. In this case the off-season would probably be too short to recover properly.
I must say I find it hard to believe a new surgery could get him back to his old physical level. But I really wish he could get rid of all this pain!

amethyst
09-16-2004, 06:19 PM
This article is from tennisweek.com:

Guga Considers Another Hip Surgery


Photo By Susan Mullane By Alberto Amalfi
09/16/2004

Gustavo Kuerten stopped traffic in Sao Paulo yesterday. The three-time Roland Garros champion may green-light a second surgical procedure on his ailing right hip in the coming weeks.

The former No. 1, who fell in the first round of the Olympic Games to eventual gold medallist Nicolas Massu before exiting the U.S. Open in an opening-round setback to Kristian Pless, said he will return to the United States next week to undergo an exam and consider the possibility of another surgery on his right hip.

"It is a possibility, but I will undergo further exams and talk to the doctors," Kuerten told the Brazilian media yesterday in comments translated to English by his communications director Diana Gabanyi. "What I really want is to be able to play at a high level for a long period of time, and to be able to compete in the same conditions with the best players on tour, and I have been working hard to achieve it, specially in the past months and I haven’t been able to, that is why I started to think about the possibility of having another surgery."

Kuerten, who celebrated his 28th birthday last Friday, has suffered periodic pain in his hip. After his 6-2, 3-6, 6-4, 7-6(6) loss to David Nalbandian in the Roland Garros quarterfinals in June, the Florianopolis native spent a seven-week sabbatical from the sport undergoing physical therapy for his surgically-repaired right hip, adhering to a strength-training regimen in the gym and practicing about 90 minutes a day on his backyard hard court. In his U.S. Open loss, Kuerten did not appear to move with the confidence he has shown in the past, a sign that his hip is still causing problems. Kuerten, who has been limited to seven matches since Roland Garros, stressed he will not make a final decision on surgery until he consults with his doctors.

"I haven’t made a decision yet, I am just thinking about it," Kuerten said. "But if the doctors tell me I will be able to regain my best tennis again, it is something I will consider."

On May 26th, 2002, Kuerten underwent arthroscopic hip surgery in Nashville and returned to tournament tennis two months later. Though he went on to win his first career title in Brazil on hard court in September of 2002, the man many players regard as the premier clay-court player of his generation has not surpassed the quarterfinals in nine Grand Slam events since his surgery. He has won three tournament titles — Auckland and St. Petersburg last year and his second career Costa Do Sauipe championship this year — in the past two years and was runner-up to Lleyton Hewitt in the 2003 Indian Wells final.

Tonight, the former French Open champion begins an exhibition event in Sao Paulo that features reigning Roland Garros champion Gaston Gaudio, Mariano Zabaleta, Flavio Saretta, Juan Ignacio Chela and Andre Sa. Kuerten meets Zabaleta in his first exhibition match at the the Tênis Espetacular tonight. The six players are divided into two groups with the round-robin winners meeting in Saturday's final.

Organizers are hoping for a final featuring a battle of the current and former French Open champions. Yesterday, the pair posed for photos together in the middle of a Sao Paulo street, stopping traffic as surprised pedestrians and motorists stopped to greet the two Grand Slam champions.

"It is great to have this opportunity to be closer to the fans. They usually think we are unreachable, and I like to get this kind of feeling," Kuerten said. "They all wish me luck and congratulate me."

sol
09-16-2004, 07:22 PM
Thanks for the articles, Claudia and Lee :yeah: :hug:
I hope the best for our dear, Guga! :hug:

Dissident
09-20-2004, 04:24 AM
From tenisbrasil.com.br

"Voltarei ao alto nível custe o que custar", diz Guga
19/09/2004 às 00h26

São Paulo (SP) - Embora muito pouco acrescente ao seu invejável currículo profissional, a vitória deste sábado sobre o argentino Juan Ignacio Chela serviu de incentivo para Gustavo Kuerten. Abatido após as eliminações prematuras nas Olimpíadas de Atenas e no US Open, o brasileiro recuperou o sorriso em São Paulo e voltou a manifestar o desejo de retornar à boa forma que o levou ao topo do ranking e ao tricampeonato em Roland Garros.

Guga viaja na terça-feira para os EUA, onde visita os médicos Mark Philipus e Thomaz Byrd. O segundo foi responsável pela intervenção sofrida pelo catarinense em fevereiro de 2002 na cidade de Nashville. Após uma bateria de exames, que deve durar de dois a três dias, o catarinense decide se faz ou não uma nova operação no lado direito do quadril.

"Estou disposto a voltar ao alto nível custe o que custar", afirmou o catarinense, após vencer Chela por 7/6 (7/2) e 6/4 na final do torneio de exibição "Tênis Espetacular". "Se os exames constatarem que eu preciso de uma nova cirurgia, já vou fazer ali mesmo", comentou, mostrando paciência. "Vou para uma recuperação sem limite. Se tiver de ficar um ano fora e voltar bem, é isso que farei. De repente, a volta vai ser mais gostosa ainda", previu.

Ciente do momento difícil, Kuerten chegou a classificar os meses seguintes como "os mais importantes" de sua carreira. "Vai ser legal ter esta lembrança do torneio, já que devo ficar um bom tempo sem jogar. É uma boa forma de me preparar para aqueles que podem ser os três, quatro meses mais importantes da minha carreira", explicou o catarinense, que neste sábado precisou subir freqüentemente à rede para minimizar o impacto das dores sobre seu jogo.

"Estas são estratégias encontradas para encurtar os pontos. Tenho subido à rede mais rápido do que gostaria. Mas é uma das formas que encontrei para jogar contra caras deste nível. Ainda bem que tenho este recurso", comentou. "Foram dois sets duros. Ambos tivemos chances de ganhar e a galera foi importante demais para me manter motivado. A recompensa vale mais do que qualquer sacrifício que eu faça", finalizou.

Basically, it says Guga will be travelling to the US on Tuesday, where he will see Byrd. There will be some tests and exams, and then they will decide if they should do another surgery.
"I am willing to go back to the top level, whatever the price to pay is. If the exams show us we need a new surgery, I'm going for it right now. I'll go for the rehab. If I need to stay a whole year out and come back well, that's what I'll do. Maybe the return will be even more pleasant."
"It's gonna be cool to keep the memory of this tournament, as I may not play for months. It's a good way to get ready for the 3-4 most important months of my carreer."

Lee
09-20-2004, 10:16 PM
Thanks Diss :kiss:

Billabong
09-21-2004, 02:49 AM
WOW Guga is really motivated out there:eek:! It's good news, to know that he really wants to be the best again and continue to win;)! Thanks Diss, you should join us more often:D!!!

Dissident
09-21-2004, 03:21 AM
It's hard to keep up with everything.. I'm approaching graduation, so it's getting harder and harder and I keep on pushing my bar up. I should take it lighter, but I just can't :p
Anyway, I'll try to be here as much as possible. I miss you guys. And the new people sound great.

Billabong
09-21-2004, 03:27 AM
I understand Diss:)! I hope you'll be able to come and talk with us when you have time:D!

sol
09-21-2004, 03:31 AM
You’ll graduate soon.:woohoo: What career have you studied?.
I'm glad of meet you here!. :D

Dissident
09-21-2004, 03:34 AM
I'll be an architect in a little over an year. :D
Are you in college? Graduated? What do you do?
I'm glad to have met all of you people. It feels so cozy here. ;)

sol
09-21-2004, 03:37 AM
I'm Graduated. I'm Computer and Telecommunication Engineer and also have a MBA..
Good luck, Diss!

nursie
09-22-2004, 05:07 AM
Basically, it says Guga will be travelling to the US on Tuesday, where he will see Byrd. There will be some tests and exams, and then they will decide if they should do another surgery.
"I am willing to go back to the top level, whatever the price to pay is. If the exams show us we need a new surgery, I'm going for it right now. I'll go for the rehab. If I need to stay a whole year out and come back well, that's what I'll do. Maybe the return will be even more pleasant."
"It's gonna be cool to keep the memory of this tournament, as I may not play for months. It's a good way to get ready for the 3-4 most important months of my carreer."


I'm lucky enough to be a theatre nurse down here in Aussie land so I may be able to give you a little insight into Guga's hip, keeping in mind that we don't get an awful lot of info on Guga down here. From the stuff I've read about it seems to me that he may have scar tissue formation in his hip. Any form of surgery creates scarring, even key hole surgery (which is what Guga had). It causes pain because scar tissue doesn't stretch. I hope he doesn't have surgery anc can do with rehab. It's too soon in his life to do it again. Anyway I wanna see him down here in the Australian Open in Jan 2005. It doesn't look hopeful though. Oh well, I'll just sit here and dream of his yummy hair and beautiful eyes.

PennyThePenguin
09-23-2004, 12:42 AM
thanks for the info nursie!

Margui
11-14-2004, 09:25 PM
I hope Guga is recovering well!!

I know the cerebral palsy is not inherited. When I was a baby, the doctors told my mom that I had cerebral palsy. Now I can walk, not well, but I do Thanks to rehabilitation, I speak well, maybe my brain is not seriously affected. I was a premature baby:I was born at 6 months. I am a survivor,unfortunately my twin sister didn't make it, she died at birth. I knew about her when I was 7 or 8 years old. We were identical twins.