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Will Coria win Roland Garros 2005??

coria-fan04
11-08-2004, 03:41 PM
I really did feel sorry for him against Gaudio in the final this year.I guess the nerves just got the better of him.However I still think he is the best claycourter in the world and hopefully will come back even stronger in 2005.

Do you think the experience of 2004 will help him?
Or do you think the nerves will strike again?

MissPovaFan
11-08-2004, 03:49 PM
I think a lot of it will depend on how Federer fares on the clay next season, as I cant see anyone else and that includes the likes of Gaudio and Ferrero, beating Coria.

RPH
11-08-2004, 04:08 PM
No :) :D :bounce:

Horatio Caine
11-08-2004, 04:31 PM
I'll take the plunge - not next year no.

When players undergo any type of big surgery, often it takes them a while to get back to their old form. You just need to look at examples of Kuerten and Rusedski (still yet to get back to their very best), Henman, Ivanisevic....the list goes on.

I expect Coria to start the year off slowly and he might find he has tougher players to contend with next year. I expect Ferrero to get back to something like his best but maybe not true title contender. If you ask me, the favourites as of this week should be Safin and Canas.

Nikki♥
11-08-2004, 04:43 PM
Yeah. And whoever disagrees with me is retarded. :nerner: Just kidding. We will see next year, you never know what the future will bring.

Nikki♥
11-08-2004, 04:43 PM
:wavey: I love your signature, jez.

fabolous
11-08-2004, 04:46 PM
yes he will.

Horatio Caine
11-08-2004, 05:33 PM
:wavey: I love your signature, jez.

Thank you!!! :) You can have a rep point for that! :wink:

*Ljubica*
11-08-2004, 05:39 PM
I'll take the plunge - not next year no.

When players undergo any type of big surgery, often it takes them a while to get back to their old form. You just need to look at examples of Kuerten and Rusedski (still yet to get back to their very best), Henman, Ivanisevic....the list goes on.

I expect Coria to start the year off slowly and he might find he has tougher players to contend with next year. I expect Ferrero to get back to something like his best but maybe not true title contender. If you ask me, the favourites as of this week should be Safin and Canas.

I agree with Jez. There are so many excellent players who can win RG that it is probably the hardest Slam to win, and major surgery takes a long while
to recover from. Safin definately has a strong chance in 2005 I think, also Nalbandian (remembering his excellent run there last year), and Ferrero. I also agree that Canas could be a great contender. I'm not discounting the fact that Coria may win it one day - but probably not next year.

User id 7816
11-08-2004, 05:46 PM
I guess my reply would be: that depends on the players he will face, if they will have the same motivation as him. Motivation is the word.

:)

Horatio Caine
11-08-2004, 05:46 PM
I agree with Jez. There are so many excellent players who can win RG that it is probably the hardest Slam to win, and major surgery takes a long while
to recover from. Safin definately has a strong chance in 2005 I think, also Nalbandian (remembering his excellent run there last year), and Ferrero. I also agree that Canas could be a great contender. I'm not discounting the fact that Coria may win it one day - but probably not next year.

Yeah - I forgot Fat Davheed! Whatever tournament he enters he has a great chance of doing well...and often does. So, if he enters RG next year then he stands a great chance of improving on the SF.

*Ljubica*
11-08-2004, 05:54 PM
Yeah - I forgot Fat Davheed! Whatever tournament he enters he has a great chance of doing well...and often does. So, if he enters RG next year then he stands a great chance of improving on the SF.

I will forgive you the "Fat Davheed" because you're being nice about him :angel: He was definately injured in his semi-final at RG last year -although unlike some Coria fans we don't whinge about the fact that he lost to Gaudio :devil: - and I'm hoping he can go one better in 2005. I also think we're forgetting Moya who is always a threat on clay.

roisin
11-08-2004, 06:03 PM
doubt he'll win nxt year. its all mental with el germo now i think, cos no doubt he's got the ability.

i see safin winning next year.

or maybe hopefully ferrero ;)

Suzi
11-08-2004, 06:07 PM
doubt it, so NO!

Neely
11-08-2004, 06:27 PM
I'm not Coria's biggest fan, but yes: if somebody comes to my mind who would deserve to win it, then it would be definitely Coria. He is so great on clay (but also on other surfaces), just look at his clay season results over his whole career and let them speak for themselves.

A lot of depends how he comes back after his injury and how he starts into the season to get some playing practise, so it's not sure in what form we will see him next season. But if he can't win it next season, I hope he can do so later at any stage of his career.

Do you think the experience of 2004 will help him?
yes, I think so, it will help him. The best ones often had bitter defeats before they finally won something big for a breakthrough.

But in general, it's always so hard to say who wins a Grand Slam because -as Stich once correctly said some time ago- talent, being able to hit every shot and being one of the greatest of your time often isn't enough because you need to be really focused at the right moment, it must be "your day" and you need a piece of luck as well.

Chloe le Bopper
11-08-2004, 06:30 PM
He'll be one of the favourites, if he's healthy. Will he win it? Who knows. Give me a few months until the draw comes out and then I'll comment in more detail on his chances ;)

Expect this thread to fill up with petty comments about Coria, btw.

jazz_girl
11-08-2004, 06:33 PM
I think he will win it, I'm not sure if it's gonna be next year, but he has a huge chance. Of course it depends on how he is phisically, he has the motivation.

Crazy_Fool
11-08-2004, 07:28 PM
Yes, i think so. Don't know why, just a feeling i have, its like the tough lost he had this year is gonna make him stronger and more determined to do well. Alot will depend on how he comes back from injury, if Ferrero finds his form, and even Guga, and Federer and Safin as well.

But yeh i think he will win.

joeb_uk
11-08-2004, 07:58 PM
I still think gaudio has a great chance to retain the title, whether he does or not is another thing. But i feel he will at least get to the semis.
As for the others, i dont think fed has a good chance, i can see another early exit happening. But nalbandian, ferrero, canas, safin are good picks

Carito_90
11-08-2004, 10:10 PM
I'm not Coria's biggest fan, but yes: if somebody comes to my mind who would deserve to win it, then it would be definitely Coria. He is so great on clay (but also on other surfaces), just look at his clay season results over his whole career and let them speak for themselves.

A lot of depends how he comes back after his injury and how he starts into the season to get some playing practise, so it's not sure in what form we will see him next season. But if he can't win it next season, I hope he can do so later at any stage of his career.



Do you think the experience of 2004 will help him?


yes, I think so, it will help him. The best ones often had bitter defeats before they finally won something big for a breakthrough.

But in general, it's always so hard to say who wins a Grand Slam because -as Stich once correctly said some time ago- talent, being able to hit every shot and being one of the greatest of your time often isn't enough because you need to be really focused at the right moment, it must be "your day" and you need a piece of luck as well.

As usual, I agree :)

Fergie
11-08-2004, 10:16 PM
No, he lost his chance this year :p

Ferrero will not be injured all time, and are much other players who can win Roland Garros next year: Gaston, Roger, Marat or Guga ;)

-wokkel-
11-08-2004, 10:18 PM
yes, he will win it next year, plus another GS :p

Fedex
11-09-2004, 02:05 AM
No, I dont think so.

bad gambler
11-09-2004, 02:08 AM
i think coria has proved in the last couple of years that he is the best on clay - its just a matter now of him being fully fit and having the self belief

the guy is very young so if it isn't next year it surely will come eventually

bad gambler
11-09-2004, 02:09 AM
by the way how hot is coria's wife!!!! :hearts:

Billabong
11-09-2004, 04:15 AM
He certainly has the ability, but will he be healthy and in form, and ready to do it??

Chloe le Bopper
11-09-2004, 05:21 AM
No, he lost his chance this year :p

Ferrero will not be injured all time, and are much other players who can win Roland Garros next year: Gaston, Roger, Marat or Guga ;)

Reword this, juggle some names, and take out Ferrero's name and it's almost exactly what people said about Ferrero after 2002 :wavey:

Action Jackson
11-09-2004, 06:11 AM
I'm not Coria's biggest fan, but yes: if somebody comes to my mind who would deserve to win it, then it would be definitely Coria. He is so great on clay (but also on other surfaces), just look at his clay season results over his whole career and let them speak for themselves.

Alex Corretja is someone who deserves a French Open title more than anyone else playing the game at the moment, but that won't be happening.

Coria is good enough to win it, and should win the title in the future, but I will reserve any judgements about next year until closer to the event.

Ferrero Forever
11-09-2004, 09:53 AM
there is a spanish player, a great player, a mighty player, named Juan Carlos Ferrero. Since he's coming back from injury, he wants RG really bad, and he will get it. I like coria, but i don't think he stands a chance against a healthy ferrero. So No, Ferrero will win RG 2005, and Coria will be runner up if in the opposite draw to ferrero.

Horatio Caine
11-09-2004, 09:57 AM
Ferrero is more vulnerable as he is likely to be unseeded. He'll drop to about #85 if he doesn't defend his semi at the Aussie Open. Therefore he'll encounter some strong seeded clay court players early e.g. Nalbandian, Canas......Henman!!! - :haha: :haha: :haha: :haha:

FryslanBoppe
11-09-2004, 10:04 AM
Well it looks Ferrero will be playing a lot of claycourt events next season to bring his ranking down in time for the French, and he will be under pression to succeed.

CoriaFan4ever
11-09-2004, 09:46 PM
i think its too early to tell right now, but when he stays injury free next year he should be in good shape by roland gaross! :wavey:
to win a GS, of course hell need a bit of luck, but you cant dismiss his chances :)

Horatio Caine
11-09-2004, 11:00 PM
Maybe Nadal will go far? After all, the mens tour is full of surprises these days.

alfonsojose
11-10-2004, 02:47 AM
I hope .. NOT :angel:

Fedex
11-10-2004, 02:50 AM
If Ferrero's back next year, healthy, I like his chances more than Coria. I dont know if Coria is mentally tough enough to win a slam yet, particularly if he has to play his nemesis Ferrero.

rue
11-10-2004, 04:48 AM
I think that he could as long as he stays healthy and does not get injured. He is one of the best clay court players out there, so no need to count him out.

Captain Obvious
11-10-2004, 04:51 AM
Too early to say, if he is free from injuries of course he is one of the favourites, but he is no definite to win in 2005.

Daniel
11-10-2004, 06:49 AM
mm dont know, he a god player but there are other that have chances of winning RG

Zetlandsk
11-10-2004, 06:52 AM
Too early to say, he is one of the favourites, but many things can happen between now and then.

Chloe le Bopper
11-10-2004, 07:44 AM
Maybe Nadal will go far? After all, the mens tour is full of surprises these days.
*When* Nadal goes far at RG for the first time it won't be a surprise ;)

Ferrero Forever
11-11-2004, 07:51 AM
Ferrero is more vulnerable as he is likely to be unseeded. He'll drop to about #85 if he doesn't defend his semi at the Aussie Open. Therefore he'll encounter some strong seeded clay court players early e.g. Nalbandian, Canas......Henman!!! - :haha: :haha: :haha: :haha:

Yeah, But Ferrero is definetly capable of beating the top players. Remember he was number 1 in the world, has 11 career titles and is a brilliant player. Besides if he beats the top players, more confidence for him :D

Fedex
11-11-2004, 07:56 AM
It'll be a tougher route for Ferrero, but he can do it. I fancy his chances more than I do Coria's.

1NightStandsRule
11-11-2004, 08:39 AM
He has as good as chance as any.