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Gas, gas, gas, ton, ton, ton, Gas, gas, gas, ton, ton, ton Viva Gaston in Viña

Action Jackson
01-28-2005, 06:34 AM
This is a play on the viva Chile chant that is always used when the Chileans play anyway.

So instead of viva Chile, it's viva Gaston.

I hope he isn't going to have too much fun in Viña then again for Buenos Aires :p this is only practice and it's great that the Chileans can watch him as well.

*Ljubica*
01-28-2005, 06:50 AM
Why shouldn't he have fun :angel: I have some friends going to Vina - I'm sure they would love him to have some fun there!

Action Jackson
01-28-2005, 06:52 AM
Viña Del Mar is a very easy place to get distracted. I wonder if Mrs Massu will be cooking for everyone.

Myabe the answer to Egg's question is the Hyatt or the Casion, though I am trying to confirm that this weekend.

Choupi
01-28-2005, 09:39 AM
Hey George, you seem to have lot of imagination...when I first read the title of the thread, I thought I had a squint!!!! Or maybe it's because I'm tired...
Anyway, I wish Gaston to have fun in Vina. He'll get good training for the BA event and that's all that really counts for me...

reiko
01-28-2005, 10:17 AM
This is a play on the viva Chile chant that is always used when the Chileans play anyway.

So instead of viva Chile, it's viva Gaston.


Inspirational thread naming as usual.
Everytime, I look forward to it. :)

taysbest
01-28-2005, 11:37 AM
Cute title! Your very creative GWH! I love it!
Hope everyone going to this one has a good time!

sigmagirl91
01-28-2005, 12:29 PM
Go, Gaston.

nenadeSergio
01-28-2005, 12:58 PM
Yo, let´s make an mexican wave and we all go VAMOS GASTON!!!!

lol, Ataxie, doesn´t that sound familiar????? :devil:

Vale
01-28-2005, 01:29 PM
Ha ha, GWH! I love the title!!! :haha:
I DO hope Gastón has fun, as well as being paid lots of $$$. And it's great to get some clay practice before the ATPBA. Viña is a nice place - I was there last month when I travelled to Mendoza in Argentina via Chile (a fantastic trip, crossing the Andes near the Aconcagua), but the Chileans with their Chi-chi-chi-Le-le-le drive me wild. :nerner: I guess we're a bit more sophisticated over here, but honestly they're insufferable, and I've never forgiven them for what they did to poor Zabaleta's dad during a Davis Cup match, when he was hit by a flying chair! :smash:
Anyway, they love Gastón, and he was a great success when he played that exhibition match with Massú, a "Gran Gaudio" included!

Adri
01-28-2005, 04:12 PM
That's a much better version of that chant... the original version really annoys me sometimes!

Vale, I feel your pain... I've heard that chair story. But you know, when Chile played against us (Venezuela) here, something like that happened, only that it was from our side :angel:. Not that I support behavior like that, and Venezuelans are usually peaceful in these situations, but I guess they were really on their nerves to throw a water bottle to Marcelo Ríos. Well, it was the dead rubber already, Chile had already won...

taysbest
01-28-2005, 04:44 PM
I heard about that too. Not too long ago at a pro basketball game, a fan threw a soda at one of the players- and a couple of players went into the stands to beat him up! Fan's get crazy. I don't think the soda thrower thought any one would go beat him up!

Action Jackson
01-29-2005, 12:58 AM
I don't have a problem with Chileans at all considering I have quite a few friends from there and I understand the problems between the two nations and the chants from the football that happen.

How is what happened in Chile a true representation of the people? It was a sad incident and it's past and Mariano has returned to play there again, but as long as Gaston plays there and the tournament is happy to have him that's the most important thing.

Fergie
01-29-2005, 02:16 PM
Vamos Gaston, I want to see you in the final :D

I bet that Gaston will play all his match in the night (prime time for the important players ;) )

Leonandy
01-29-2005, 05:44 PM
Hi,I'm new here.
I'd like to post my first message to say good luck to Gaston!!!
Vamos Gaston!!!

*Ljubica*
01-29-2005, 05:49 PM
Hi,I'm new here.
I'd like to post my first message to say good luck to Gaston!!!
Vamos Gaston!!!

Hi Leonandy :wavey: and welcome to our Forum. Hope to hear from you often :)

joeb_uk
01-29-2005, 05:51 PM
Hi,I'm new here.
I'd like to post my first message to say good luck to Gaston!!!
Vamos Gaston!!!
First post and its the gaston forum :yeah: nice job :)

Leonandy
01-29-2005, 05:56 PM
Hi Leonandy :wavey: and welcome to our Forum. Hope to hear from you often :)
Hi,I'm glad that you replied so fast.
I like here so much.
During this two weeks(AO),I almost came here every day,reading you guys' nice message and waiting for my account being approved. :wavey:

Leonandy
01-29-2005, 05:58 PM
First post and its the gaston forum :yeah: nice job :)
Haha,thank u!:devil:
He's one of my favourites!!! :worship:

reiko
01-29-2005, 05:59 PM
Hi, Leonandy. :wavey: Welcome!
Hope you will have a lot of fun cheering for Gaston with us. :)

Leonandy
01-29-2005, 06:02 PM
Hi, Leonandy. :wavey: Welcome!
Hope you will have a lot of fun cheering for Gaston with us. :)
I'm sure I will.
You guys are so nice and so friendly. :angel:

StKnight
01-29-2005, 07:58 PM
Hi,I'll post my first message here as well!
Vamos,Gaston!!! :wavey:

Denaon
01-29-2005, 08:17 PM
Hi,I'm new here.
I'd like to post my first message to say good luck to Gaston!!!
Vamos Gaston!!!
I don't post here a lot but I wanted to welcome u too. Everyone's welcome to cheer for gaston, am I right?

HybridTheory
01-29-2005, 08:20 PM
VAMOS GASTON!! :hug:
I want you and Alex in the final :p :lol:

HybridTheory
01-29-2005, 08:21 PM
Welcome to Leonandy & Dancingsword :wavey:
Enjoy your stay here! :hug:

*Ljubica*
01-29-2005, 08:22 PM
Hi,I'll post my first message here as well!
Vamos,Gaston!!! :wavey:

Hi Dancingsword :wavey: - what a lovely name :)

Choupi
01-29-2005, 08:28 PM
:wavey: welcome to you Leonandy and Dancingsword. Thanks for choosing this forum to post for the first time.

And Denaon, welcome here! Nice surprise I should say... ;)

Leonandy
01-29-2005, 08:54 PM
Hey,you guys are so nice.I just wondered why I found this forum so late.

Leonandy
01-29-2005, 08:55 PM
Hi,I'll post my first message here as well!
Vamos,Gaston!!! :wavey:
Nice to meet you.I guess I can say we were born in this forum on the same day.Haha... :devil:

StKnight
01-29-2005, 09:27 PM
Hi Dancingsword :wavey: - what a lovely name :)
Thank you!!! :angel:

StKnight
01-29-2005, 09:28 PM
Nice to meet you.I guess I can say we were born in this forum on the same day.Haha... :devil:
Due to the post time,you are a little older than me. :angel:

reiko
01-29-2005, 11:53 PM
Dancingsword, welcome! :dance:

Hi, Denaon! :wavey:
Everyone's welcome to cheer for gaston, am I right?
Absolutely. :angel:

I am feeling good tonight because of the new posters here.
Leonandy, Dancingword, Danaon, thanks!

I've been to a film "The Motorcycle Diaries" to see how it is in Chille. ;) I could understand a few Spanish: "Vamos" "Que te parece & Que pasa (something like that)" - it's still a long way to go before I carry any conversation in Spanish.

The draws are out. Gaston plays Jiri Vanek (Cze) in the 1st round.

Singles:
http://www.atptennis.com/en/common/TrackIt.asp?file=/posting/2005/505/MDS.pdf ( http://www.atptennis.com/en/common/TrackIt.asp?file=/posting/2005/505/MDS.pdf)
Doubles (no Gaston):
http://www.atptennis.com/en/common/TrackIt.asp?file=/posting/2005/505/MDD.pdf ( http://www.atptennis.com/en/common/TrackIt.asp?file=/posting/2005/505/MDD.pdf)

Fergie
01-30-2005, 01:37 AM
Gaston will play against Jiri Vanek in his first round match ;)

Action Jackson
01-30-2005, 01:38 AM
Yes, I saw that and Fergie will you write about the tournament?

Fergie
01-30-2005, 01:41 AM
Yes, I saw that and Fergie will you write about the tournament?
Sure ;) ... I was there today but didn't see Gaston, but I heard that he will be practicing tomorrow in the mornig :D

Action Jackson
01-30-2005, 01:44 AM
I am jealous I would like to be in Viña plenty of players I like are there.

Leonandy
01-30-2005, 04:18 AM
You guys are too lucky to be there.Post some photos then. :bigclap:

Choupi
01-30-2005, 07:42 AM
I am jealous I would like to be in Viña plenty of players I like are there.
This jealousy is shared by many here... :rolleyes:

Fergie, you'll be our foreign correspondent there, OK?

taysbest
01-30-2005, 12:15 PM
Hi,I'm new here.
I'd like to post my first message to say good luck to Gaston!!!
Vamos Gaston!!!


Hi Leonandy! and Dancingsword, and Denaon!! Welcome!

Have fun Fergie!!

Fergie
01-30-2005, 07:15 PM
Gaston’s first match is on Monday ... You can follow the match here: http://portal.mega.cl/ -> "Señal Online"

I saw Gaston today, he was training in the morning about 2 hours ... One of the most funny and lovely moments was when a little girl asking to Gaston if he had his RG's trophy there, Gaston start to laugh and reply: "No, it's too small and I can lose it, but I always has the trophy in my heart" ... Sadly I can't took pics because I forgot my camara in home :smash:

StKnight
01-30-2005, 07:21 PM
Gaston’s first match is on Monday ... You can follow the match here: http://portal.mega.cl/ -> "Señal Online"

I saw Gaston today, he was training in the morning about 2 hours ... One of the most funny and lovely moments was when a little girl asking to Gaston if he had his RG's trophy there, Gaston start to laugh and reply: "No, it's too small and I can lose it, but I always has the trophy in my heart" ... Sadly I can't took pics because I forgot my camara in home :smash:
The little girl must be very cute,and so is Gato. :angel:

Choupi
01-30-2005, 07:39 PM
Gaston’s first match is on Monday ... You can follow the match here: http://portal.mega.cl/ -> "Señal Online"

I saw Gaston today, he was training in the morning about 2 hours ... One of the most funny and lovely moments was when a little girl asking to Gaston if he had his RG's trophy there, Gaston start to laugh and reply: "No, it's too small and I can lose it, but I always has the trophy in my heart" ... Sadly I can't took pics because I forgot my camara in home :smash:
It's always when you need your camera that you forget it. ;) Fergie, thanks for the update and for the link. :D

*Ljubica*
01-30-2005, 07:52 PM
Gaston’s first match is on Monday ... You can follow the match here: http://portal.mega.cl/ -> "Señal Online"

I saw Gaston today, he was training in the morning about 2 hours ... One of the most funny and lovely moments was when a little girl asking to Gaston if he had his RG's trophy there, Gaston start to laugh and reply: "No, it's too small and I can lose it, but I always has the trophy in my heart" ... Sadly I can't took pics because I forgot my camara in home :smash:

Awww - that's such a lovely story :)

Leonandy
01-30-2005, 08:19 PM
Gaston’s first match is on Monday ... You can follow the match here: http://portal.mega.cl/ -> "Señal Online"

I saw Gaston today, he was training in the morning about 2 hours ... One of the most funny and lovely moments was when a little girl asking to Gaston if he had his RG's trophy there, Gaston start to laugh and reply: "No, it's too small and I can lose it, but I always has the trophy in my heart" ... Sadly I can't took pics because I forgot my camara in home :smash:
:rolleyes: How nice!!! :rolleyes:

reiko
01-30-2005, 09:01 PM
What a lovely episode!
I can just imagine the sweet expression
on his face :angel: as he talks to the girl.....
Thanks, Fergie. Also for the link.

RogiFan88
01-30-2005, 09:14 PM
VAMOS GASTON!! :hug:
I want you and Alex in the final :p :lol:

Hey, me too!

Vamos, Gaston!

Vamos, Alex!!

George, my sis and Mom and I were discussing the qualities of Gaston! My Mom really likes him too! :angel:

RogiFan88
01-30-2005, 09:17 PM
I am jealous I would like to be in Viña plenty of players I like are there.


Me too, George!

User id 7816
01-30-2005, 09:48 PM
What a lovely episode!
I can just imagine the sweet expression
on his face :angel: as he talks to the girl.....
Thanks, Fergie. Also for the link.

yeah me too:) I'm sure with Fergie's news like those we'll be able to feel closer to what will happen in Vina, and with Gaston, thanx for that and really hope Gaston will have some support over there!!:)

*Ljubica*
01-31-2005, 07:57 AM
Hi guys - thought you might like to know that my friends who are in Vina watched Gaston practice yesterday. They said he was practicing with Mariano Zabaleta and seemed fine and happy. I will try and post any news here when/if they contact me over the week.

reiko
01-31-2005, 09:44 AM
Rosie, thanks for the news.
Practicing with Mariano - :angel:
Please say hello & thanks to the lucky friends of yours!

taysbest
01-31-2005, 11:43 AM
Gaston’s first match is on Monday ... You can follow the match here: http://portal.mega.cl/ -> "Señal Online"

I saw Gaston today, he was training in the morning about 2 hours ... One of the most funny and lovely moments was when a little girl asking to Gaston if he had his RG's trophy there, Gaston start to laugh and reply: "No, it's too small and I can lose it, but I always has the trophy in my heart" ... Sadly I can't took pics because I forgot my camara in home :smash:

Thank you for that story Fergie- I hope you have lots of fun!! He's a doll!
And Thank you Rosie for your news too!! Sounds like things are going well.

Fergie
01-31-2005, 11:44 AM
Gaston will play on Tuesday, sorry gays for my first mystake ;)

taysbest
01-31-2005, 11:47 AM
Gaston will play on Tuesday, sorry gays for my first mystake ;)
Thats OK Fergie! No problem!

Vale
01-31-2005, 12:57 PM
Hi! According to today's El Mercurio (Chile's principal paper) Gastón will play on Wednesday because Jiri Vanek won the Heilbronn challenger in Germany yesterday, and according to the rules he has a right to delay his match one day.

Choupi
01-31-2005, 01:24 PM
Thanks everybody for all the updates... :)

joeb_uk
01-31-2005, 01:30 PM
Gaston will play on Tuesday, sorry gays for my first mystake ;)
hehe is gays a mistake on purpose? ;) a and u are very far away from each other on the keyboard

Denaon
01-31-2005, 03:59 PM
hehe is gays a mistake on purpose? ;) a and u are very far away from each other on the keyboard
:haha:

Lee
01-31-2005, 04:36 PM
Good luck Gaudio.

My dream final is Gaudio vs Zabaleta.

Vamos!!!

Denaon
01-31-2005, 04:40 PM
Thx everyone that welcomed me as well... And Choupi ....:kiss:
:cat: sos el número 1!!!

Vale
01-31-2005, 04:55 PM
Dream final? Zabaleta is probably easier that González, but Gastón HATES playing against his friends!!!! What little "killer instinct" he has completely disappears :rolleyes:

sigmagirl91
01-31-2005, 05:02 PM
Gaston will play on Tuesday, sorry gays for my first mystake ;)

OK, I'm going to check my sexual orientation now.... :o

Lee
01-31-2005, 05:34 PM
Dream final? Zabaleta is probably easier that González, but Gastón HATES playing against his friends!!!! What little "killer instinct" he has completely disappears :rolleyes:

I like both guys, that's why it's my dream final. ;) Honestly, I like Mariano more :p

User id 7816
01-31-2005, 07:58 PM
Vale is right, I prefer him playing anyone else but Zaba....though if you consider their head-to-head, they take turns at winning so now it's Gaston's turn :)

Gaston
01-31-2005, 09:18 PM
Zabaleta wins the first match, so the first step to the dream final gaudio against zabaleta is made. :angel:

Vamos Gaston and Mariano :bounce: :bowdown:

RogiFan88
01-31-2005, 09:49 PM
GASTON GAUDIO, SE INTEGRA AL CUADRO FINAL COMO EL MEJOR RANKEADO

A través de un Wild Card, Gastón Gaudio (10º) participará en el campeonato y expresó que “Será difícil ganar el torneo principalmente porque Fernando González juega en casa y estará con una motivación extra"

28/01/2005 - “En un principio no entraba en mi calendario jugar allá en Viña del Mar, pero creo que es una buena decisión hacerlo. Quiero agradecer a los hermanos Fillol la invitación que me han dado para jugar este año. Tengo muchas ganas de jugar allá dado que siempre lo hice, me encontré muy cómodo y además espero y deseo ganarlo”. Con estas palabra Gastón Gaudio(N° 10 ránking ATP) recibió el Wild Card para ser parte de torneo ATP Bellsouth Open By Rosen.

El jugador argentino quien terminó la temporada 2004 entre los Top Ten del mundo al ganar en junio pasado Roland Garros, volverá a jugar en la arcilla del Club Naval Las Salinas, lugar donde el año 2001 fue finalista y el año pasado llegó a los cuartos de final en categoría singles y ganó la final de dobles.

Por distintos caminos, debido a que no se produjo special exepts en Australia y, a que la lista también sufrió variaciones, se incorporan al cuadro final el ecuatoriano Nicolás Lapentti ( 126 °), Guillermo García López ( 106 °) jugador español que eliminó a Carlos Moyá la semana pasada en el Abierto de Australia, el argentino Mariano Puerta (132 °) y el español Rubén Ramírez Hidalgo (131°).

Las bajas confirmadas, además de Nicolás Massú, son el argentino Juan Ignacio Chela y el peruano Luis Horna.

Álvaro Fillol, Director General del Torneo se manifestó complacido por las incorporaciones agregando su satisfacción por el gran nivel que promete el campeonato de este año.Fillol destacó especialmente la presencia de los jugadores italianos números 1 y 2 (Filippo Volandri ( 41 °) y Potito Starace (69 °), quienes han preferido Viña por sobre el torneo que se disputará en Milán en forma paralela.

Olivier Patience recaudó durante el año pasado U$ 183.066 en premios. En la temporada 2004 se destacó su participación en el abierto de Australia donde llegó hasta cuartos de final, segunda ronda del abierto de Buenos Aires, Cuartos de Final del campeonato de Estoril y tercera ronda del abierto de Barcelona. En Wimbledon, perdió su debut frente al español Carlos Moyá en primera ronda, terminando la temporada en la segunda ronda del campeonato de Metz.

Nicolás Lapentti, quien ocupó el sexto lugar del ranking ATP el 22 de noviembre de 1999, ostenta durante su carrera profesional 5 títulos ganados en los torneos de Bogotá (1995), Indianápolis y Lyon (1999) Kitzbuhel (2001) y ST. Poelten (2002). Con respecto a su participación en Viña del Mar destaca su participación en el año 2002 donde llegó a la final.

En Cambio, Guillermo García López, fue la gran sorpresa del Abierto de Australia ya que con sólo 21 años y primerizo en el primer Grand Slam del año, derrotó en 4 sets de 7-5 / 6 – 3 / 3 – 6 y 6 – 3 al ex número uno del mundo y quinto favorito de ese torneo, Carlos Moyá en un partido que duró 2 horas y 43 minutos.

El argentino, Mariano Puerta, comenzó su carrera profesional en 1995, el zurdo con revés a una mano ha recaudado en premios durante toda su carrera profesional U$ 1.507.708. Su mejor puesto en el ranking ATP fue ocupar la casilla número 18 el 14 de agosto del año 2000.

El español, Rubén Ramírez Hidalgo, ha recaudado durante su carrera profesional U$ 441.591. Actualmente se encuentra en el puesto 131 del ranking ATP. El 18 de agosto del 2003 ocupó la casilla número 69.

El ATP Bellsouth Open By Rosen agradece la buena disposiciòn de Gastón Gaudio para sumarse a la competencia de este año, para el destacado jugador argentino, el ATP de Viña es “uno de los cuatro torneos de la gira latinoamericana que al final es nuestra casa. Jugué la final el 2001, las semifinales el 2003 y espero que éste sea el año donde me pueda llevar el trofeo a casa. Se que el torneo ha tenido más mejoras que nunca por lo que me han comentado y yo mismo he sido testigo de cómo fue mejorando cada año y eso es de elogiar”

http://www.bellsouthopenbyrosen.cl/noticia_info.php?id=31

Fergie
01-31-2005, 10:25 PM
hehe is gays a mistake on purpose? ;) a and u are very far away from each other on the keyboard
My second mistake here :lol: :smash:

Gaston was today in a tv show called "Mekano" ... Gaston didn't speak very much, but he said that he was coming to steal the title to Fernando Gonzalez ;)

Lee
01-31-2005, 10:25 PM
:lol: visiting Gaudio forum is a good way to practice my Spanish but :p I had a headache after trying to read the first 2 paragraphs. :o

Choupi
01-31-2005, 10:37 PM
Now you know why I don't even have a try... ;)

MAURO
01-31-2005, 10:57 PM
GOOD LUCK GASTON
YOU ARE A BIG PLAYER AND FUNNY TOO

reiko
02-01-2005, 12:40 AM
Gaston was today in a tv show called "Mekano" ... Gaston didn't speak very much, but he said that he was coming to steal the title to Fernando Gonzalez ;)

Steal it, Gaston! :p
Fergie, thanks for the info. :)

Vale
02-01-2005, 01:27 AM
I guess having to go on one of those awful shows goes with the guarantee...

Choupi
02-01-2005, 06:48 AM
My second mistake here :lol: :smash:

Gaston was today in a tv show called "Mekano" ... Gaston didn't speak very much, but he said that he was coming to steal the title to Fernando Gonzalez ;)
Yeah Gaston, I wish you have great thief abilities... ;) :angel:

Vale
02-01-2005, 10:57 AM
I'm trying to find out if Gastón plays tonight (that's what they said on the radio this morning) or tomorrow, and there's no information anywhere! :devil: The tournament page still has yesterday's programme!!! :smash:
And there's no news of it being televised either! :smash: :smash:
Now I understand how you felt when Eurosport didn't show Gastón's matches...

Fergie
02-01-2005, 11:06 AM
Gaston will play tomorrow ;)

Choupi
02-01-2005, 11:28 AM
Thanks for the update Fergie. thanksfully we have our foreign correspondent there! :D

And Vale, yes, now you can understand our frustration... :rolleyes:

User id 7816
02-02-2005, 02:01 PM
omg, it's like he's almost playing on Thursday with such a laate schedule... :rolleyes: this is so strange

Fergie
02-02-2005, 02:58 PM
Gaston will play today at 10:00 pm local time ... We were waiting for this match all this days ;)

nenadeSergio
02-02-2005, 03:26 PM
aj, why is the official site soooo slow. :confused:

*Ljubica*
02-02-2005, 07:12 PM
OK guys - I won't be on line for much longer tonight - so just thought I'd pop in and say Good Luck to Gaston for tonight's match, and also good luck to everyone here attempting to follow the (in)famous live scoreboard :devil: later. Buena suerte to you all, and I hope I wake up to good news in the morning :)

Adri
02-02-2005, 09:35 PM
BUENA SUERTE GASTÓN!!!! :banana:

I'll find out about the scores on the news tonight...

Fergie
02-02-2005, 10:49 PM
I can post the scores, but not before 11 pm

josemanuel
02-02-2005, 10:52 PM
TV coverage in Argentina?????

Fergie
02-03-2005, 01:15 AM
Gaston won the 1st set 7-6 :D

Action Jackson
02-03-2005, 01:23 AM
Gracias Fergie. I just hope he can now take the 2nd one easily and save some energy.

Fergie
02-03-2005, 01:33 AM
Gaston leads 4-1 in the 2nd set :D ... Vanek has fever and has begun to fail his shots

flopita
02-03-2005, 01:36 AM
Fever??? Are you watching the match?
It seems like Gaston is not doing a great job. Is he?

Action Jackson
02-03-2005, 01:39 AM
I don't care how ugly the performance as long as it's a win, they don't get extra points for style.

Fergie
02-03-2005, 01:42 AM
Fever??? Are you watching the match?
It seems like Gaston is not doing a great job. Is he?
He can play better ;)

But Gaston won 7-6 6-2 :banana:

Gaston will play again tomorrow at 4:00 pm local time against David Sanchez

flopita
02-03-2005, 01:46 AM
Me neither... but i`m just curious about how he fells in his beloved clay.
Well, its over... Now we have David Sanchez, not easy....but it´s time for Gaston to get revenge of his last year lost and beat him in straight sets for the first time.

RogiFan88
02-03-2005, 01:51 AM
Yay for Gaston! Sanchez s be easy to beat!

Action Jackson
02-03-2005, 01:53 AM
Gaston time to beat Dirty Sanchez.

RF, please read the chat thread.

Fergie
02-03-2005, 01:53 AM
Gaston said that him didn't feel good in his first match on clay and that was a complicated day ... Also said that must play better if he wants to reach to the final ;)

Good luck tomorrow against Sanchez :yeah:

RogiFan88
02-03-2005, 02:04 AM
Hi Fergie, did you see Gaston's match? [I mean live!]

RogiFan88
02-03-2005, 02:04 AM
thanks, George!

Fergie
02-03-2005, 02:13 AM
Hi Fergie, did you see Gaston's match? [I mean live!]
No, I'm still sick and this night was very cold ... But tomorrow I will go to see Gaston's match :D

Leonandy
02-03-2005, 02:27 AM
No, I'm still sick and this night was very cold ... But tomorrow I will go to see Gaston's match :D
Wow,how lucky! :D
Get well soon!!!
enjoy the match and bring us some news!!! :wavey:

Lee
02-03-2005, 03:42 AM
Buena suerte vs Sanchez mañana.

*Ljubica*
02-03-2005, 05:15 AM
Good result to wake up to :) - well done Gaston. And Fergie - sorry to hear you're still sick- what a shame after you looked forward to this tournament for so so long. Hope you'll feel better soon and enjoy the other matches you can get to :hug:

Choupi
02-03-2005, 06:26 AM
Yes, good news to start the day with...well done Gaston! :D

Sanchez isn't gonna be easy. But he has to take his revenge.

Fergie, thanks for the news and hope you get better soon to be able to go and see the other matches. Have a great time! ;)

taysbest
02-03-2005, 11:32 AM
He won- thats Great news!!
Fergie- hope you are feeling better soon!

Vale
02-03-2005, 11:33 AM
Hey, we won! :banana: The Gato always starts tournaments in an irregular way... Today will be tough against Sánchez who beat him last year, but Gastón was going through his worst moment then, and I hope now he'll show him who's boss! :devil: The match is at 16 hs (19 hs GMT) and will be televised here by tycsports, so I hope to see at least part of it.

Here is the translation of today's El Mercurio article:

http://diario.elmercurio.com/2005/02/03/deportes/tenis/noticias/6288D4CB-0E29-4E43-AD94-743137B2D0D0.htm?id={6288D4CB-0E29-4E43-AD94-743137B2D0D0}

THE CAT’S FIRST SCRATCH

A diesel-fueled truck trying to start-up on an icy night. That is how Gastón Gaudio (8°) began in the Viña ATP. The “Gato”, seeded first in the tournament, had enormous problems to take the first set off Kiri Vanek (93°). Gaudio, slow and with limited reactions to the Czech’s ground-strokes, had to fight to win the tie-break 8-6, when the public were beginning to support the European.

The libretto changed in the second set. Vanek, suffering from a cold, started to become entangled in his own intent to play short points, and Gaudio, engine now running perfectly, managed to break him in the fourth and eighth games to close his triumph 7-6 (8-6) and 6-2. His next rival will be the always tough David Sánchez (76°) Viña champion in 2003.

“It was noticeable that it was my first match on clay this year, but I hope to start to play better. Now I will play against Sánchez and I hope I’ll continue winning to reach the final. And if it should be against González, that would be fantastic”, Gaudio commented.

taysbest
02-03-2005, 11:42 AM
Thank you Vale!
A win is a win! Good for Gaston!

Vale
02-03-2005, 02:03 PM
TODAY'S TIMETABLE:

ATP de Viña del Mar 3 de febrero

Court Central
13:00 Flavio Saretta v/s José Acasuso
16:00 David Sánchez v/s Gastón Gaudio
Seguido por Mariano Zabaleta v/s Santiago Ventura
22:00 Nicolás Almagro v/s Fernando González

VAMOS GATO!!! :cat:

*Ljubica*
02-03-2005, 02:12 PM
TODAY'S TIMETABLE:

ATP de Viña del Mar 3 de febrero

Court Central
13:00 Flavio Saretta v/s José Acasuso
16:00 David Sánchez v/s Gastón Gaudio
Seguido por Mariano Zabaleta v/s Santiago Ventura
22:00 Nicolás Almagro v/s Fernando González

VAMOS GATO!!! :cat:

Thanks Vale - that's quite a decent time for me this time so may try to follow the match on-line.

User id 7816
02-03-2005, 02:22 PM
heheh, it's nice that even though he said he wasnt feeling the best in the match, first on clay for some time, he still managed to get a good win....hope he feels and plays better today and takes this revenge easily, as they shud be scared of him right :devil:
and good watching to those who'll see it, let us in after that ;)

Vale
02-03-2005, 05:51 PM
Have any of you found a reliable livescore to follow? Here TyC will televise the match, and I've just seen on their web page what looks like a livescore chart, ready for Gaudio/Sanchez.
The link is: http://www.tycsports.com.ar/
and there you click on Tenis, and then on Viña del Mar or Gaudio.
Good luck, or Merde, to the Gato!!! :yeah: :cat:

User id 7816
02-03-2005, 06:32 PM
yeah, thanx for that link it's got it:)...seems like Gaston is saying a lot of nice things from the very beginning :angel:

Lee
02-03-2005, 06:57 PM
Vamos Gaudio!

User id 7816
02-03-2005, 07:41 PM
:bounce: yeah yeah yeah!

it seemed like an easy match for Gaston from the score, and maybe he'll be happy with it this time:)....I liked the part where he went to switch off his cellphone, haha, he just likes doing funny things!..;)....
Now with Acasuso seems to be a bit closer, but who doubts he'll make it?!....;)

*Ljubica*
02-03-2005, 07:41 PM
Good win for Gaston over Sanchez this evening - congrats Gaston :)

RogiFan88
02-03-2005, 08:03 PM
Nice win, Gasti! Vamos v Acasuso!! :)

Adri
02-03-2005, 10:13 PM
Bravo, Gastón!!!

(just found out about the scores in the 6PM news, hehe)

Now, on to beat Chucho!!!

Fergie
02-03-2005, 11:02 PM
yeah, thanx for that link it's got it:)...seems like Gaston is saying a lot of nice things from the very beginning :angel:
Very nice, Gaston received 2 warnings :lol:

Vamos Gaston, Chucho is the next victim :angel:

jazz_girl
02-03-2005, 11:13 PM
I think those warnings were kind of excessive...after all, he was just talking to himself ;)

Vale
02-03-2005, 11:17 PM
What good news, we´re through to the QF. :banana: :banana: :banana: :banana: Pity he has to play against Acasuso, but we have four Argentines in QF! :D

It was a good win, with various typical Gastón condiments. In the first games he got annoyed with himself and started cursing, but this time the umpire was a jerk and gave him a warning, and then in the fifth game, when Gastón said to himself “ What the shit are you doing?” the umpire warned him again, and Gastón couldn´t believe that was happening. He´s always very respectful, but this time he went up to him and said something like “What´s the matter with you, did you get up out of the wrong side of the bed?”. I don´t know what the jerk answered, but Gastón repeated it, and the man penalized him with a point. After that the Gato was forced to be careful, but when he slipped-up and cried out something, he immediately said “There, I said it. You can penalize me!”. The other funny episode was with this voice that kept saying loudly “Gastón, call me”. It seemed to be coming from among the public, just when he was about to serve. But then he had to interrupt the game and go to his bag to switch off his cell phone, the voice was his ringtone! :haha:

His game combined some wonderful shots with quite a lot he still needs to adjust, like his first service, but I think it´s just a matter of getting into the rhythm of clay tournaments again. What I liked is that often when Sanchez looked like breaking him, he´d produce an ace or a winner. He seems more cool-headed and in control. :bigclap:

This is the main part of the TyC article:

http://www.tycsports.com.ar/

The Argentine player beat the Spaniard David Sánchez 6-4 and 6-2. The Gato played a great match and his triumph was never at risk. Now he will have to confront a fellow Argentine: José Acasuso. TyC will transmit it live at 16 hs.

Gastón Gaudio, (8th in the ranking) beat the Spaniard David Sánchez (76th) 6-4 and 6-2, and is classified for the quarterfinals of the Viña del Mar tournament, with 380,000 dollars in prizes and ATP points.

It was made easy for the Argentine player to beat his rival and reach the next round of the Chilean tournament. The Gato´s powerful game and reliability proved too much for the Spaniard, who didn´t even begin to worry him.

Action Jackson
02-04-2005, 12:19 AM
Thanks for the articles and it's good that he won against Sanchez. I wonder if that umpire is a Coria fan.

Fergie
02-04-2005, 01:48 AM
Gaston will play on Friday at 4:00 PM local time against Acasuso ;)

Vamos Gaston :D

Leonandy
02-04-2005, 02:03 AM
:worship: Vamos Gaston :worship:

Choupi
02-04-2005, 06:32 AM
Good news. He's won. Next one to beat, Acasuso...heartbreaking in some way but...that's the game! :rolleyes:

The phone episode is so funny...but the umpire has behaved as a true jerk! :o

taysbest
02-04-2005, 11:23 AM
This is good news to read first thing in the morning. I'm so glad he won! What a jerk empire. Oh well, maybe he did have a bad day or something. Thanks Vale for the phone story!

nenadeSergio
02-04-2005, 12:21 PM
Thanks Vale for the story - I had a good laugh over it. :) :) :)

Action Jackson
02-04-2005, 12:22 PM
Chucho you are cool, but I can't go or you this time.

jazmin
02-04-2005, 07:48 PM
GASTON WON, GASTON WON, GASTON WON! :)
ok, maybe i'm a bit overexcited and i should really stop jumping up and down, but cannot help myself. :rolleyes:
final score: 62,36,61.
good job and the very best of luck for our fav player tomorrow with ferrer.

Choupi
02-04-2005, 07:49 PM
He's felt that George! He's been defeated in 3 sets. Gaston has won 6/2 3/6 6/1.

Lee
02-04-2005, 07:49 PM
:yeah: Gaudio!

Denaon
02-04-2005, 07:53 PM
Good work Gato!!! :bounce:

User id 7816
02-04-2005, 07:55 PM
cool!@.....Gaston get a good rest for the next match.... Ferrer seems to be doing very well this week, but....oh well, Gaston will win ;) ...lol, he got warning again, I wonder if it's the same umpire or just Gaston has this effect :rolleyes: Cmon, its a semi once more!!

*Ljubica*
02-04-2005, 07:58 PM
Congrats Gaston - didn't follow the match because I was busy doing my ironing - ready to pack tomorrow :) - but just caught up with the scores. Well done and Good Luck against Ferrer tomorrow.

RogiFan88
02-04-2005, 08:07 PM
Vamos Gaston! Adios Chucho... :)

Vale
02-04-2005, 09:52 PM
Gastón won, but he wasn´t satisfied with his game. Acasuso played badly in the first set, and Gastón was great! :worship: Very sure of himself and accurate. 6-2, and everything seemed to be in favour of a two-setter. But I don´t know what happened to the Gato in the second set, he complained about the surface, with loose clay and unevenly watered, and he wasn´t satisfied with his game. Acasuso started risking more, and played very well. Gastón was warned because he said “What the shit is happening to me” or words to that effect. Not all that terrible...! :rolleyes: I think the umpires are now waiting to catch him out, just like they are looking for foot-faults (none this match). In the third Chucho went to pieces, and Gaston wanted to win. But he will have to improve tomorrow against Ferrer to win!
Vamos Gato :cat:

User id 7816
02-04-2005, 10:18 PM
no phone voice this time?...it seems to have a scarying effect on the opponent;)
those umpires are crazy...they shud be striking warnings every minute if they do it for such comments...Gaston shdnt lose focus agst Ferrer thats for sure...

Fergie
02-04-2005, 10:40 PM
Well done Gaston :yeah:

Don't lose the concentration tomorrow against Ferrer ;)

Leonandy
02-04-2005, 11:03 PM
Good Job!!!

Action Jackson
02-05-2005, 12:54 AM
Gaston is through and that is good enough for me, that's the key to win matches when not playing well.

Adri
02-05-2005, 01:12 AM
Well, even if he felt uncomfortable with his game/surface/whatever, I think it's good that he overcame those and managed to win. I can't really comment on the way he's been playing because I can only watch bits and pieces of his matches in the news, but as long as he's winning even when playing badly I'm happy :)

Choupi
02-05-2005, 07:11 AM
Those umpires are making me smile...have they found a new toy to play with?

*Ljubica*
02-05-2005, 08:46 PM
Congrats Gaston for beating Ferrer. Good Luck in the Final. And now I really am going or I'll never get up at 6.00am tomorrow for my journey to Marseille :wavey:

User id 7816
02-05-2005, 08:51 PM
:woohoo: Gaston, I'm tired lookin at the scores but it all ends well ;)

Rosie, HAVE FUN in Marseille!

joeb_uk
02-05-2005, 08:52 PM
Nice to see gaston is doing well again! i really thought he would back up his french open results, and he has started to do that! I really do feel he has a shot at defending his title hopefully.
Have fun rosalind! :yeah:

Choupi
02-05-2005, 09:01 PM
Yes, he's done it! He's through to the final. He's defeated David Ferrer in 3 sets. 6/3 4/6 6/2. Remember, he's said in an interview he wanted the title. He's on his way to achieve his goal.

Good luck for the final man! :p

Dirk
02-05-2005, 09:08 PM
Please beat that Meathead Gonzo. Just vary the pace on your deep shots and hit the angles and use your droppers. Your better than Gonzo so you must win. You need to back up your RG with more clay titles so you don't take shit from the media.

RogiFan88
02-05-2005, 09:33 PM
Nice win Gasti!

Dirk--Gonzo has to get to the final first before Gaston can beat him.

Rosie, have a great time in Marseille and Rotterdam, and say hi to Nalby for me ;)!!

Sommarsverige
02-05-2005, 10:27 PM
Vamos Gaston :clap2:
I hope so much that he will win the final in Vina!

Fergie
02-05-2005, 10:47 PM
Well done Gaston :banana:

I was afraid that Gaston was losing the match because in the end of second set he looked tired ... An also Gaston broke a racket in the third set :p

joeb_uk
02-05-2005, 11:01 PM
Yes, he's done it! He's through to the final. He's defeated David Ferrer in 3 sets. 6/3 4/6 6/2. Remember, he's said in an interview he wanted the title. He's on his way to achieve his goal.

Good luck for the final man! :p
He knows he will be bent over and spanked hard by choupi if he doesnt get the title! ;)

Choupi
02-05-2005, 11:44 PM
He knows he will be bent over and spanked hard by choupi if he doesnt get the title! ;)
Joe...how did you know? :rolleyes: :angel:

Action Jackson
02-06-2005, 02:52 AM
Through to another final and I want to see that finals record improve in a way it would be easier if he meets Volandri than Gonzo, but he' s there now and has got there not playing his best tennis, and with that funny mobile incident. Now it's time to take some this title.

Action Jackson
02-06-2005, 03:08 AM
It's official Gaston will play Gonzalez in the final.

They have played once before on a hardcourt and Gaston win, but this is different as Gonzo is at home and has won this title twice before and the fact that Gaston is an Argentine will give the crowd even more reason to get noisy.

If Gonzo wants to around smack forehands to Gaston's backhand that's fine, the thing is as long as Gaston keeps very good length then he can do well, but if Gonzo is on, then it could over quite quickly.

Gonzo you are cool and have already won this title twice, so this year is not the year to be greedy. The other thing I like about this is that De La Pena is also Gaston's former coach.

Choupi
02-06-2005, 07:54 AM
Gonzo you are cool and have already won this title twice, so this year is not the year to be greedy.
You think he'll listen to you?

Anyway, Gaston's reached another final. That's great enough for me. Just hope he'll take all his chances against Fernando. How I wish I could see that match... :confused:

Action Jackson
02-06-2005, 08:00 AM
He won't listen to me at all and if Gaston doesn't win I am not going to be too mad.

Choupi
02-06-2005, 08:07 AM
As for me, I won't stick to the reputation Joe's made me... ;)

iliketennis
02-06-2005, 08:14 AM
Gaston just needs to control his emotions and stay mentally strong. If he does this, he will definitely win. :)

Action Jackson
02-06-2005, 08:16 AM
As for me, I won't stick to the reputation Joe's made me... ;)

It won't be easy and I wish I was rich as I would go there now. :)

Choupi
02-06-2005, 08:35 AM
It won't be easy and I wish I was rich as I would go there now. :)
But you're not, me neither! *sigh*

Ataxie and I have fancied about playing that new game here called Euro Millions. We have sworn that if we did have the incredible chance to win, we would invite friends to accompany us around the world, to attend all the tourneys we feel like...anyway, I think we should first start playing the game before dreaming! :rolleyes:

reiko
02-06-2005, 01:28 PM
Euro Millions - is it a kind of lottery? I subscribe to a bi-monthly lottery without any luck until now; but maybe next time I'll be lucky enough. ;) Some Japanese friends of mine play lottery, too, and if they win they'll comission me as a coordinator for, most probably, TMS Monte Carlo. Good luck to every tennis-freak who plays lottery!


Here are links to live score (with live comment, statistics, etc.)
for Gaston's matches so far. Pity it is in Spanish:

Vs Acasuso:
http://www.terra.cl/deportes/envivo/tenis/index.cfm?tab=1&juego=297 ( http://www.terra.cl/deportes/envivo/tenis/index.cfm?tab=1&juego=297)

Vs Ferrer:
http://www.terra.cl/deportes/envivo/tenis/index.cfm?tab=1&juego=298 ( http://www.terra.cl/deportes/envivo/tenis/index.cfm?tab=1&juego=298)

Vs Sanchez:
http://www.terra.cl/deportes/envivo/tenis/index.cfm?tab=1&juego=295 ( http://www.terra.cl/deportes/envivo/tenis/index.cfm?tab=1&juego=295)

I guess we get LS and live comment for the final, too, on the same site.
Not 100% sure but you will get it if you go to "en vivo" (left):
http://www.terra.cl/deportes/index.cfm?accion=envivo ( http://www.terra.cl/deportes/index.cfm?accion=envivo)

Gaston, go for it now!

User id 7816
02-06-2005, 02:16 PM
vamos Gaston, the crowd will be against you, but so many more are with you,
c'mon be strong today and fight the crowd, you can do it,
JUST REMEMBER THE ONE WHO HAS BIGGER HEART WINS!!!!

joeb_uk
02-06-2005, 02:29 PM
It won't be easy and I wish I was rich as I would go there now. :)
CHECK your pm george ;)

Vale
02-06-2005, 03:00 PM
Hi all! I´m late with the news and translations, (I have house-guests and very little free time) but here go my impressions (for what they´re worth!):

Gastón is in his fifth consecutive clay-court final!!!!!!!! :worship:

He is playing as if he finally accepts he´s a champion, not like in the old days when he felt he didn´t belong up there!
He still has unaccountable drops in his game, which means that he´s frequently recovering lost ground, but when he has to produce a winner he does so. His first serves are not working too well, but he had no foot-faults and his second serves are tricky to return.
He seems much more of an extrovert on court now, but he´s also giving in to tantrums (I´d hate to see him graduate as a Brat! The commentator, Bonadeo, who is very good and highly respected by the players, said “Later on I will try to have a quiet talk with Gastón about his shouting on court”). He broke a racquet and was penalized after having received a previous warning. He´s very dissatisfied with the state of the centre court, built specially for this tournament, which has loose clay and is unevenly watered.

The public was on his side, probably looking forward to the González-Gaudio final. González is a sort of minor Hewitt in the way he eggs on the crowd and celebrates his shots. I hope this atmosphere won´t affect Gastón too much!
Vamos, Gatito, you can do it!!!! :cat:

Choupi
02-06-2005, 03:05 PM
Thanks for your comments Vale. It's always great when someone has seen the match...

So it looks like the new Gaston is on his way for another title. Just hope the crowd effect won't be too hard to deal with...

reiko
02-06-2005, 06:41 PM
Vale, thanks for telling how Gaston's been playing and behaving. ;)
Glad to hear that he has improved his game technically and mentally.
There are many articles around but they do not seem to say much
compared to your comment.

Re livescore, I'm not sure if the terra.cl site works.
So I copy the link Vale posted earlier:
The link is: http://www.tycsports.com.ar/
and there you click on Tenis, and then on Viña del Mar or Gaudio.

Vale
02-06-2005, 09:23 PM
Hi, I´m being good! :) I´ve just posted some translations for you. There´s another one I´d have to work on, but I´ll see if I can make it in time.

I have hopes for tonight´s match. Gastón really has shown excellent tennis, with occasional inexplicable drops in his form. But I´m sure he´s going out there as he did against Hewitt or Nalbandian in RG, and against David in the Copa Argentina, determined to win. He seems to be able to get over his frustrations and carry on with the job, so it will surely depend on how well González plays. Yesterday, after Volandri took the second set he went out to kill, and the poor rival didn´t stand a chance.

Btw, I´m sick and tired of seeing all these Gaudio clones on court!!! All his rivals are wearing the RG final shirt! And I think it was Ferrer who even wears his wrist-band the same, halfway up his forearm. It´s time Diadora designed a new one for Gastón and left the other for the clones.

There was a moment yesterday when the doctor had to attend Ferrer, and Gastón was laughing away on the sidelines. He´d go back to talk to semeone, and come back laughing again. Then the commentator said “He´s joking with the ATP representative”. It was good to see him relaxing during the third set of a semifinal!
VAMOS GATITO :smash: González. You can do it!!!

Choupi
02-06-2005, 09:34 PM
Vale, if Gaston's beginning to have clones as you say, it's because he's gained in respect... :D but don't worry, clones will never equal the original one... ;)

Dirk
02-07-2005, 12:09 AM
When will this match start?????? I am nervous for our unassuming hero. Come on Gaudio!!!!!!!!!

RogiFan88
02-07-2005, 12:13 AM
Yeah, Gaston s have won at least 1 of those titles last year... pity!

Hi Dirk!

Leonandy
02-07-2005, 02:02 AM
He won!!!

:yeah: :yeah: :yeah: Gaston Gaudio :rocker2: :rocker2::rocker2:

:bigclap: :bigclap: :bigclap: :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo: :banana: :banana: :banana:

GOOD JOB

RogiFan88
02-07-2005, 02:04 AM
Yay for Gaston! He won [fairly] easily in straights exc for that last game!! ;)

Denaon
02-07-2005, 02:04 AM
Yaeh, he did it!!! Congrats :cat:

Action Jackson
02-07-2005, 02:05 AM
Finally he was won another final and hopefully he can back up and do well at home this week in Buenos Aires.

reiko
02-07-2005, 02:05 AM
6-3,6-4 - Gaston won!
Seems like he came back from 1-4 in the 2nd.

Looking forward to comments by those lucky people who have seen the match.

Congratulations, thanks, and please repeat the win at home in Buenos Aires, Gaston!

Action Jackson
02-07-2005, 02:13 AM
It depends on who they are with the comments as to how objective it is.

Dirk
02-07-2005, 02:24 AM
YES GO GAUDIO!!!!!!!! It's a cool trophy too. I hope he wins next week too. It's time to bloom into a great clay courter and win more and more clay titles. Come on Gaudio show your country your the best of the present pack. :)

User id 7816
02-07-2005, 02:27 AM
:woohoo: Gaston!! http://www.mainzelahr.de/smile/froehlich/bravo.gif
http://www.mainzelahr.de/smile/froehlich/bravo.gifhttp://www.mainzelahr.de/smile/froehlich/bravo.gif
man, it was worth staying up till now 5 am!!
gosh, he fought back so well inthe 2nd set, it's so great considering what the atmosphere must hav been out there, but he made it, yes!!! ;)

I dont believe he said this about the tournament, its not serious to say such thing...
He complained abt the court but otherwise what?...He said he wanted to win Vina and he did, so those bitter chileans can make up anything, but better recognize Gaston!!

Gas Gas Gas - ton!!!

Now, I hope he does the same at home yay! http://www.mainzelahr.de/smile/froehlich/biggrin.gif

Action Jackson
02-07-2005, 02:31 AM
It's alright I don't believe the comments at all and yes he was shitty with the court, but he was good enough to deal with the conditions and win his 4th title.

Lets hope he can win a few more this year.

Dirk
02-07-2005, 02:33 AM
Yes GWH and let's hope he wins a clay master and makes the 2nd week of RG this year.

Action Jackson
02-07-2005, 02:42 AM
Well he knows he has to make his points now and RG is where it really counts for him.

User id 7816
02-07-2005, 02:48 AM
http://www.mainzelahr.de/smile/froehlich/biggrin.gif

Dirk
02-07-2005, 02:51 AM
Nice pics. I think Gaudio wants to do very well at all the clay events he plays in. He made two clay finals last year after winning RG. He knows that he where he plays his best stuff and wants to make the most of the clay events. I hope he wins two more titles this year. I actually think he will win two more but I wouldn't complain if he won more than that. I just hope one is a clay master. Gaudio is too good to get disrespected and many are doing that about his RG win.

Action Jackson
02-07-2005, 02:52 AM
Where did you get the photos from?

User id 7816
02-07-2005, 02:54 AM
from yahoo, they are from Reuters and AP :)

Action Jackson
02-07-2005, 02:56 AM
Nice pics. I think Gaudio wants to do very well at all the clay events he plays in. He made two clay finals last year after winning RG. He knows that he where he plays his best stuff and wants to make the most of the clay events. I hope he wins two more titles this year. I actually think he will win two more but I wouldn't complain if he won more than that. I just hope one is a clay master. Gaudio is too good to get disrespected and many are doing that about his RG win.

I forgot you are a trophy lover, but yes it's a good one at that.

He made 3 finals after Rg actually Båstad ( l Mariano), Stuttgart (l Cañas) and Kitzbhuel ( l to Massu).

Yes, he has the talent to do well on the hardcourts and showed some good things in Australia, but he does need to improve off the clay, but I think he is playing too many events before the big clay season.

I mean I don't care if people don't like the guy, but if they are that stupid to realise that he is one of the best players on clay at the moment, then no more can be really said.

User id 7816
02-07-2005, 02:59 AM
Nice pics. I think Gaudio wants to do very well at all the clay events he plays in. He made two clay finals last year after winning RG. He knows that he where he plays his best stuff and wants to make the most of the clay events. I hope he wins two more titles this year. I actually think he will win two more but I wouldn't complain if he won more than that. I just hope one is a clay master. Gaudio is too good to get disrespected and many are doing that about his RG win.

He's gonna prove he's worthy, and also hope he'll win a clay Masters, it wud be fair to what he's capable of, yes, it wud be great:) If he can win the both clay MS in May I think he can overcome Fed as a fave to win RG :devil: lol, take it as a good wish;)

User id 7816
02-07-2005, 03:04 AM
ok, cant get enuf;) Muak!

Lee
02-07-2005, 03:16 AM
http://www.mysmilie.de/english/green/smilies/happy/25.gif Gaudio!!

khyber
02-07-2005, 04:15 AM
6-3,6-4 - Gaston won!
Seems like he came back from 1-4 in the 2nd.

Looking forward to comments by those lucky people who have seen the match.

Congratulations, thanks, and please repeat the win at home in Buenos Aires, Gaston!Gaston showed a lot of variety in shot selection. It wasn't just two guys pinned to the baseline until one of them hit a dropshot. Nice volleying and net approaches. Gaston is really a rather elegant player who I only got to see on tv during last year's European clay court season. From reading this board I guess he has a long history of choking away matches, but he didn't seem to get down on himself at all as he was blowing many match points. He just kept plugging along. I admit to having a soft spot in my heart for Gonzo, but he was clearly outplayed today. :D

Action Jackson
02-07-2005, 04:19 AM
Well Gaudio can play very well and is one of the most talented guys on the tour, it's just that when he gets down on himself, he gets really down on himself.

Choupi
02-07-2005, 04:37 AM
Woohoo!!!! He's done it! He's won his first title of the season. Hope it won't be the last... :worship:

What self-confidence he'll have now that he's about to play at home!

aiwen_mei
02-07-2005, 05:18 AM
My second mistake here :lol: :smash:

Gaston was today in a tv show called "Mekano" ... Gaston didn't speak very much, but he said that he was coming to steal the title to Fernando Gonzalez ;)


Now that it's successful, please steal more :drool:

Congratulations! Gaston :D

Leonandy
02-07-2005, 05:54 AM
Thanks for the pictures,Alma!
I'm so happy today!!!

sonatinca
02-07-2005, 06:09 AM
OMG! Such a good news for monday morning!!!!! :banana: :bounce: :banana:
Congrats to Gaston!!! :woohoo:
I wish I could see that match http://figurefan.fastbb.ru/img/sm226.gif and also wish Gaston to continue his victories at home :wavey:

Corina2605
02-07-2005, 06:28 AM
Congrats Gaston :) :) :)!!!!

StKnight
02-07-2005, 06:46 AM
Well done,Gaston!!!

ataxie
02-07-2005, 08:46 AM
CONGRATULATIONS GASTON :worship:

Fergie
02-07-2005, 11:03 AM
Congrats Gaston, he played better yesterday and the deserved the title ;)

But we aren't too happy with his commentaries about the tournament :o

Vale
02-07-2005, 11:35 AM
I WISH, WISH, WISH YOU COULD HAVE SEEN IT!!!! :banana: :banana: :banana: :banana: :banana:

Please believe me, Gastón played marvellously, it was a fantastic match! From the moment he came on court, looking serious but serene and confident, I had a good feeling about what was to come. And González also gave me the impression that he had great respect for his rival, no more circus for him.

In the first set he was very accurate serving (over 70% of first serves) and he did everything well. But each point was fought out, they were both playing at the top of their ability, completely different styles of play but Gastón’s exquisite touch was able to counteract the other’s tremendous strength. Gastón was also playing with strength, but each shot was so varied that it was a lesson in tennis. There were very few errors on each side, and lots of winners, but perhaps González’s lower effectiveness in first serves gave Gastón an edge.

The second set showed a González who was determined to kill his opponent. He was much more aggressive and effective, and with one break in his favour he found himself 4-1. That’s when the cat became a lion! :devil: He won four games in a row, playing superb tennis. And suddenly, when it had looked like going to a third set, there he was match-point. He was unable to clinch it quickly, I imagine nerves had to do with it, but also that González was fighting back with forehand winners. However, the Gato kept his cool during all that unbearable tenth game (he was even seen laughing like in the fifth set of the RG final) and didn’t give in, until he dispatched the other with a wonderful shot.

He had six double faults (he’s risking more with his service) but no foot-faults, and he behaved like an little angel! :angel: Of course he didn’t have much to get frustrated about, but even so, when he lost a point he just accepted it as part of the game of tennis instead of freaking out. The only times he shouted were a loud “Good one” at the end of the first set, and again when he won the match.

I think this is really the new Gastón, who’s come of age and has great things before him! :worship:

taysbest
02-07-2005, 11:44 AM
Thank you everyone for the pics and updates!!!

I'm so unhappy to have missed the computer this weekend but I was so happy to see that Gaston won!! It was actually in our paper! :clap2:

Choupi
02-07-2005, 01:44 PM
Oh Vale, I wish, wish, wish I could have seen it too!!!!! :D

The new Gaston has arrived! I'm so happy about it!

Thanks for your comments... ;)

Denaon
02-07-2005, 02:34 PM
Congrats Gaston, he played better yesterday and the deserved the title ;)

But we aren't too happy with his commentaries about the tournament :o
do u really believe in that Fergie?? Does anyone have any proof he said what they said he had??

sonatinca
02-07-2005, 02:41 PM
Oh, Vale, thank you very much for such wonderfull report :bigclap:
and evryone else for keeping us informed :wavey:

Fergie
02-07-2005, 03:09 PM
do u really believe in that Fergie?? Does anyone have any proof he said what they said he had??
A lot of people said that it's true ... I understand that Gaston was angry with this stupid commentator and his stupid words but wasn't nice talk bad about the tournament ;)

We still love Gaston even if he broke us heart :lol:

nenadeSergio
02-07-2005, 03:09 PM
Vale, your report is cool!!! THANKS!!!!! :wavey:

Wow Gaston won, it´s really great!!!! :worship: :worship: :worship:

JC`s rainbow
02-07-2005, 06:46 PM
CONGRATULATIONS to Gaston also from me !!
Very well done !
Now go on and win Buenos Aires as well !!!

Hello sonatinca !!!!!

Sommarsverige
02-07-2005, 07:58 PM
It´s so great that Gaston won :worship:
I am so happy about it and I hope he will become
the "Master of clay" this year.. ;)

Hopefully he can win his home tourney as well..

aiwen_mei
02-08-2005, 12:59 AM
A lot of people said that it's true ... I understand that Gaston was angry with this stupid commentator and his stupid words but wasn't nice talk bad about the tournament ;)

We still love Gaston even if he broke us heart :lol:
Here is what another fan said

I watched the final on the tennis channel and Gaston did not say those things. Gonzo actually said he thought of gaston as a brother. Gaston actually wiped tears from his eyes at that. When he spoke he thanked everyone for a great tournament and Gonzo for the kind words. And thanked his coach. All nice. :-)
from the thread below

http://www.menstennisforums.com/newreply.php?do=newreply&p=1186737

:)

Fergie
02-08-2005, 01:03 AM
The discussion between Gaston and the stupid commentator was another day, wednesday or thursday if I'm not wrong

Of course that yesterday Gaston said nice words, but he refused to talk with the commentators, only did it with Marcelo Rios ;)

Action Jackson
02-08-2005, 01:07 AM
The discussion between Gaston and the stupid commentator was another day, wednesday or thursday if I'm not wrong

Of course that yesterday Gaston said nice words, but he refused to talk with the commentators, only did it with Marcelo Rios ;)

Well Gaston would talk to Rios, considering it was Rios who used to make Gaston look ordinary on the court.

He has played in Chile many times before and it seems the commentator was making some trouble, so no need to talk to this fool.

Fergie
02-08-2005, 01:16 AM
He has played in Chile many times before and it seems the commentator was making some trouble, so no need to talk to this fool.
I agree ... I was surprised as a commentator who doesn't know much of tennis could say so many fool words

I really hope that Gaston play again here :)

Action Jackson
02-08-2005, 01:18 AM
I agree ... I was surprised as a commentator who doesn't know much of tennis could say so many fool words

I really hope that Gaston play again here :)

You know I have a lot of Sth American friends and I get pissed off when I hear the Argentines whining about Chilean crowd behaviour and vice versa.

Fergie
02-08-2005, 01:24 AM
You know I have a lot of Sth American friends and I get pissed off when I hear the Argentines whining about Chilean crowd behaviour and vice versa.
Yeah ... You know that is always the same, sadly :rolleyes:

reiko
02-08-2005, 10:00 AM
I hope the RIVALRY between Chille and Argentina works in better ways....

Video clip from 24horas.com:
"Gaudio derrotó a Ferrer y es finalista en Viña del Mar"
http://www.tn.com.ar/popupclarin.asp?Id_Nota=41640

Fergie
02-08-2005, 11:48 AM
I hope the RIVALRY between Chille and Argentina works in better ways....

Me too ;)

Thaks for the video ... It's funny how the commentators said that the court is bad, about this Gaston said in a interwiev that he always will be angry with a bad court here or in Roland Garros :lol:

sonatinca
02-08-2005, 11:52 AM
Hello sonatinca !!!!!
Hi, JC`s rainbow!!! Check your private :wavey:

taysbest
02-08-2005, 11:56 AM
Here is what another fan said


from the thread below

http://www.menstennisforums.com/newreply.php?do=newreply&p=1186737

:)

thanks for the explaination.....I wish I had the tennis channel so I could have seen it :sad:

Adri
02-09-2005, 04:15 AM
So glad that he won this title!!! From the small bits I could see of his performance during the tournament, I think he deserved it, and Feña is a really tough opponent (will never forget how he smashed my Venezuelan guys on Davis Cup) so I'm glad he went through easily. He seemed so happy, that just made my week :D

Here's to more titles this season :drink: ;)!

(:lol:, I know it's Wednesday already, but I didn't have access to Internet on Sunday so...)

Daniel
02-09-2005, 09:45 AM
Conrats Gaston :worship: :kiss: :bounce: :D :bigclap: