most impressive latin-american player 2004

11-16-2004, 03:29 AM
whom do you think has been the most impressive latin-american player this year?

Action Jackson
11-16-2004, 03:44 AM
To me Luis Horna is the most improved player, but as for the most impressive player the question isn't that easy to answer.

Massu :Winning the Olympics in singles and doubles on a fast hardcourt when he hadn't won a match on that surface was outstanding and the fact that he played for 26 hours to do so was very impressive.

Gaudio: Gaston coming from nowhere and winning 2 5 setters in the first two rounds of the French Open against very tough opponents, then showing his abilities and fighting spirit in his toughest match and outlasted his opponent to win RG was great as well.

Nalbandian: He performed very well on such a shitty preparation and having so many injuries after the Aus Open and to finish in the top 10 and make the semis on his worst surface was very impressive.

Coria: Well making a grass final so quickly after that disappointment at RG. Apart from Rebound Ace he has already made a final on every surface and is trying to improve his game on all surfaces, so full kudos to him and that's impressive.

Gonzalez: He is Gonzo, taking out Roddick at the Olympics, being a very spectacular player and very fun to watch and overcoming his major disappointment in not fighting for the gold and winning the bronze medal for Chile was impressive.

Chloe le Bopper
11-16-2004, 03:59 AM
I voted for Massu. His big performance of the year may have only been one week, but what a week it was :eek:

Sorry, Gaudio ;)

11-16-2004, 04:02 AM
Being an olympic year and considering the impact that his two gold medals had around the world and especially in South America and his homeland, I've to say: Nicolás Massú

11-16-2004, 08:59 AM
I voted for Gaston- those two weeks in Paris were just surreal :eek:

Mrs. B
11-16-2004, 09:12 AM
i voted for Gaston, too. surprising everyone with that unbelievable 5 setter. who would have thought!

11-16-2004, 09:29 AM
I was really torn on this one - do I vote for David for all the reasons GWH gave earlier (two TMS finals and staying in the Top 10 after all those injuries), for Gaston, or for Nico Massu? In the end I went with Gaston - sorry David :sad:

11-16-2004, 09:39 AM
I voted for Gaston.

Why isn't Cañas in this poll?. He won 3 titles, was runner-up in Vienna, and reached semis in Paris. He also had to recover a lot of ranking.

11-16-2004, 10:19 AM
My golden boy Nico :hug:

11-16-2004, 11:11 AM
I voted for Gaston.

Why isn't Cañas in this poll?. He won 3 titles, was runner-up in Vienna, and reached semis in Paris. He also had to recover a lot of ranking.

That's true - he should be there.

11-16-2004, 11:16 AM
I voted for Gastón, because I think winning RG is the greatest achivement. Then I would have voted for Cañas, he begun the year being 270 and now he's 11! And for David too, having played so little and missing so many important tournaments he managed to stay in the top ten :yeah:

11-16-2004, 11:18 AM
Gaston, without a doubt.

11-16-2004, 11:45 AM
i vote for Gaston :yeah: the fabulous RG performance deserves this most impressive award, that's for sure.

But another hot Houston substitute, at least, should deserve a choice for this vote :fiery::fiery:

11-16-2004, 11:48 AM
I voted for Massu... even though he 'stole' the Olympics doubles gold from my man Rainer :inlove: ... But it was an amazing performance... the first gold medals for Chile in the Olympic history! What a joy for that country it must have been! :)

11-16-2004, 03:59 PM
When Nicolas Massu walked around the court with the Chilean flag wrapped around him, I was very moved and appreciated so much what that man had done in the past 24 hours not just for his country but for the game of tennis. It was remarkable and inspirational.

Fernando Borda
11-16-2004, 04:15 PM
I voted for Gaston, it needed little to Mago Coria in RG.