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Mariano Puerta's Room - Cheering Thread, just in case u didn't know ;)

Denaon
02-24-2005, 08:30 PM
I believe that after winning consecutively two matches against Moya and the level he's acquiring lately, he deserves a thread for his fans to cheer him!
:banana: Mariano :banana:

Denaon
02-25-2005, 01:36 PM
OMG, he has to face Nadal!!!!!!!
I hope he can beat Rafa, that would confirm even more his improvement!!!!!!!!
Go Mariano!!!!!! :woohoo:

*Ljubica*
02-25-2005, 03:31 PM
I agree Denaon - Good Luck to Mariano tonight :bigclap:

Ponytail
02-25-2005, 08:07 PM
I heard his story and all that but never had a chance to see him play. His result this year has been very impressive. Hope he beat Nadal tonight...

Denaon
02-28-2005, 07:54 PM
Mariano appears as #60 this week in the Entry Ranking and #23 in the Champions Race!!! :eek: Very impressive considering he was way outside Top 100 last year... Good job Mariano!!!!!!!!!!!!! :bounce:

Denaon
04-03-2005, 08:51 PM
Well, it's time to cheer Mariano again!!!!
He'll face Behrend in firts round, he lost twice to him but he's done very good till now ;) and considering we're talking about clay here....well maybe he's got a good shot to win....
Go Mariano!!!! :bounce:

Denaon
04-05-2005, 02:38 PM
:woohoo: He's coming back baby!!!!!!!!!!!!
Defeated Behrend by 6-4/6-1, next up Almagro, I kinda fear this one :scared:

bad gambler
04-05-2005, 02:38 PM
:banana:

Eugenia
04-05-2005, 07:09 PM
Go Mariano!!! :bounce:

Denaon
04-07-2005, 05:56 PM
:dance: Celebrate Mariano's victory to Almagro!!!!! :woohoo: :rolls:
Clement, :boxing: , Mariano will kick your french ass too!!!!!!!

Denaon
04-08-2005, 05:48 PM
Oh la la!!!!! :banana: Mariano is already in SF waiting for Volandri or Muller!!!!!! I really hope both Monaco and him can reach the final!!! I just adore Argentinian finals :inlove:

jazz_girl
04-08-2005, 09:19 PM
Vamos Mariano!!!

jazz_girl
04-08-2005, 09:47 PM
Denaon, te contesto tu pregunta: está todo MUY confuso!!! Se dice que Nalbandian no va a jugar en MC y otros tantos jugadores más y esto hizo que muchos jugadores (como Puerta) hayan entrado directamente en el Main Draw sin necesidad de jugar las qualies, pero otros dicen que tanto él como Mónaco no están en las qualies ya que están jugando en Casablanca y no llegan...Pero todavía no hay nada oficial y estoy re-perdida!!!

jole
04-08-2005, 09:48 PM
I wish Mariano the best of luck. The Door has always been fun to watch when I see him.

Choupi
04-09-2005, 12:23 PM
There's an article in French Tennis Magazine of May about Mariano, based on an interview he's given in Acapulco. For those who might be interested, I can translate it. Just ask! :)

Denaon
04-09-2005, 10:46 PM
There's an article in French Tennis Magazine of May about Mariano, based on an interview he's given in Acapulco. For those who might be interested, I can translate it. Just ask! :)
Sure Choupi :hug:, that would be great!!!
I am so happy for Mariano and Juan!!! I will not cheer for any of them, I really like both of them. :banana:

Choupi
04-10-2005, 01:01 PM
Sure Choupi :hug:, that would be great!!!
I am so happy for Mariano and Juan!!! I will not cheer for any of them, I really like both of them. :banana:
I also like both players, but after reading about how difficult it has been for Mariano so far (I've translated half of the article already!), I've decided to cheer for him, because he deserves it so much. He's been waiting for this moment for so long! :)

Choupi
04-10-2005, 06:04 PM
He's done it, he's the King of Casablanca! :worship: I'm so happy for him...OK, now time for me to pay my tribute to him. I still have that article to type! :)

Choupi
04-10-2005, 08:15 PM
Here it is. Here's my translation of the article dedicated to Mariano Puerta, in French Tennis Magazine, May 2005.


Weird way to celebrate Christmas: he escapes death in an elevator crash and gets banned for 9 months by the ATP for being tested positive!

By Guy Barbier.

"My career is full of ups and downs". This would sound funny for a man who's escaped a more than likely death after the dreadfull fall of an elevator he was in...But one of the downs the Argentine Mariano Puerta, aged 26, is refering to, has caused such a vivid and lasting pain that even now that he's back to a pretty honourable ranking (60th), as well as the joy of playing and winning, all joke would be irrelevant.
The first crushing blow occured in April 2003, while the week previous to the one when Mariano was to win the Challenger tournament of Aix-En-Provence (Open Sainte Victoire) after defeating Rafael Nadal: the anti-doping test he's had after his loss against Calleri in Vina Del Mar, in February, was revealed positive. "I was rather proud of me after winning that tournament as soon as the following week in Aix-En-Provence", says Puerta, "and most of all, I couldn't provide better evidence that I was able to win without being obliged to take drugs."
The second crushing blow fell at the end of 2003. When the definitive sanction has been announced, after a trial against the ATP which has costed him 70.000$ to be represented by a Spanish lawyer from Miami: a 9 months ban! Only "concession" to Puerta: the last 3 months he had spent without competing after the Open de Moselle could be included. That brought it to 6 months left out of the tour. The return to competition couldn't be figured before July 2004. An expiration date which, from the banned's point of view, looked like the end of the world. "I was disappointed and bitter because the decision was more severe than the one which had been made for Chela and Coria before me. I had the neat feeling that I was paying a higher price because of those previous cases concerning Argentine players."
But more than anything else, it was "disgust" which had it and even the feeling, if not of injustice, at least of "blind justice" in front of the committed fault. "The test had been positive because I had taken, a short time before the tournament, clumbutherol. A medicine which is usually prescribed in treating asthma, which I've been suffering since I'm a kid, which has easily been proved right. I had already taken some before, but not never so close to a tournament. In Vina Del Mar, I should've written I had taken that medicine on the right form and it should've been enough. And I wouldn't have been bothered. I've been careless about it for sure, but..."
On the scale of his career and even more of his moral, Mariano Puerta was to pay a very high price for this "omission". At that time, at the end of 2003, that strong left-hander, coming from Buenos Aires, hard working, ploughing every single ochre field of the planet, was situated around 100th, very far from his best ranking (18th) he had reached in August 2000, and which was thought to be only a step for one of the best claycourters of the world, who also happened to be a former finalist of the RG Junior tournament (1995). But a wrist injury which will require a surgery in the US in January 2001 messed it all up. 3 seasons in hell were to follow: only 1 match won out of 12 ATP touranments in 2001 (ended 255th) and mostly only challengers participation in 2002 and 2003.
This Christmas of 2003, which was only 1 month after his wedding, Mariano Puerta will never forget it, neither will his wife Sol, daughter of a tycoon of tv world. On December 29th he first got the gift of his ban. And on 30th, as if fatality wanted to add to it, it's been the day of the elevator of the building of the well-to-do neighbourhood of BA where the Puertas were living...Mariano tells all about it. "Our elevator had already broken down several times. And Sol, though we were living on the 19th floor, just hated to take it. On that day, as often, she decided to use the stairs, and I took the elevator. But it stopped right between the 18th and the 19th floors. I managed to force the door to open and to climb the few meters which lead me to my floor, where I also forced the door to open. I had just treaded upon the floor that the elevator has fallen down. Like a stone, crashing 19 floors lower!"
That story made the 1st pages in Argentina, on tv and in the great daily Clarin. Sol Puerta remained shocked for a long time afterwards, in spite of their moving out quite immediately after the event.
For Mariano, another fall was about to begin. Not as brutal and lethal as the one he had escaped, but as scaring. Mariano sunk into a depression which condemned him to a total inactivity and he got bulimic. "For 3 months, I did absolutely nothing. I was sleeping and eating far too much. I've put on 20 kgs. I've reached 99 kgs..."
"My very first feeling after they had announced my being banned was shame", remembers Mariano Puerta. "What other players were gonna think of me? I was picturing myself, pointed at. With my name stuck to doping image forever."
Mariano Puerta was all the more downcast as he wasn't feeling other guilt than his having been careless. And also because his use of clumbutherol had been consecutive of particularly dramatic familial events. "It was 10 days before Vina Del Mar that I've had one of those strokes of asthma, which are mostly the result of sudden climatic changes or huge stressing times. And this stroke was the consequence of a 20 day-long period during which my niece had been seriously sick because of cardiac problems and even had been close to death. She's had a surgery and I've had my stroke on the following day. An Argentine doctor has come to examine me and all naturally prescribed clumbutherol. Here's the whole story."
Mariano Puerta has never taken any antidepressant and inspite of his condition, his overweight, he says he never thought of quitting tennis. But he admits that without the support he's had he probably would have sunk for good. The one from his wife, first of all, from his friends among players Agustin Calleri, Mariano Zabaleta, Jose Acasuso on top of all, from his psy with whom he's still in touch, from his racket sponsor Babolat, of which he highlights the "exemplary behaviour", from his agent and friend Georges Brasero, "always there in the good as well as in the bad days", and from his coach Andres Schneider.
It's in the company of the lattest one that he went back on court, after 3 months of going downhill. Tough come back. First and foremost, losing weight. Doing exercise. Get some endurance back. "It's been very very hard", says Andres Schneider. "When we've started to play again, he couldn't hit the ball for more than 30 minutes a day!" The so long awaited moment occured on Monday July 12th in Italy, not far from Rimini, at the challenger of San Benedetto. First official match since the Metz tournament, 9 months sooner. Ranked 364th. And former banned for doping.
"I was anxious at the idea of how other players were gonna welcome me. But everything's been allright, and yet, many were totally ignoring what happened. I was though very nervous. Thanksfully my family and friends were there for me." First, a victory over the Spaniard Guillermo Garcia-Lopez, then, a defeat against the Italian Tenconi, the start of the reconquest was there! A dive down to the 440th rank at the ATP in that summer of 2004, but Mariano Puerta was finally able to live again what is vital for him to "feel a complete happyness" in that world from which he had been thrown out and which he was only in touch with thanks to being on drip with results.
"During all those too long months, I haven't missed anything. I was used to read all the scores in the papers, watch all possible images on tv. It was my oxygen." Yet, he has almost been about to miss the very best. That day of June 2004, on Sunday 6th, when a player "like him", his country fellow Gaston Gaudio, has won "the first of all the tournaments, the one which would remain if there had to be only one: Roland Garros."
"I had fallen asleep. It's Sol who came and shook me, telling: look, incredible things are happening! And then I saw Gaston, I saw Coria with his cramps. In the RG final! Unbelievable...That victory of Gaston has been such a benefit, especially for us Argentines. It's helped me believe even stronger and do as if this whole story was only a bad memory now."

gravity
04-10-2005, 10:14 PM
Thanks for translating and posting this up Choupi. :yeah: It's an excellent article and I loved reading it.

His is quite an incredible story. I never really knew that much of the background information behind the failed drug test... and all the other things in his life. That incident with the elevator sent a shiver down my spine just reading it. I've heard and read so many stories of tragic accidents with broken down elevators in Argentina. How lucky was he to escape with his life. :eek:

After reading this, I definitely feel glad he won the final today in Casablanca. The guy has clearly worked incredibly hard to turn a bad thing around. He deserves the title. :bigclap: :clap2:

jazz_girl
04-11-2005, 12:57 AM
Thank you so much for the article Choupi :)

Fergie
04-11-2005, 02:03 PM
Great article Choupi, thanks :yeah:

And congrats Mariano for your title, great comeback this year :worship:

Denaon
04-11-2005, 02:35 PM
Great article Choupi, thanks :yeah:

And congrats Mariano for your title, great comeback this year :worship:
Totally agree, thanks so much for the translation Choupi :worship:, great article!!!
And:woohoo: for Mariano!!!!!

Denaon
04-11-2005, 05:36 PM
He's moved up to #48 in the Entry Ranking, finally into Top 50 again!! Congrats Mariano ;)

gravity
04-11-2005, 07:03 PM
Top 50... congrats to him.

Mariano must be feeling pretty good going into his match against Moya. :D

Choupi
04-12-2005, 04:43 PM
Haven't had the opportunity to see the match because at work! :mad: but Mariano has defeated Carlos 7/6 1/6 6/3. Congratulations to him. :worship:

Denaon
04-12-2005, 04:49 PM
Yeah me neither :mad: but just knowing he won, makes me so happy I want to :dance:

Congrats Mariano :banana:

I think sooner we'll need a subforum for him, he's gonna make some noise!!!!!!!

gravity
04-13-2005, 12:34 PM
I think sooner we'll need a subforum for him, he's gonna make some noise!!!!!!!

I agree with you. :banana:

He's in great form right now and I love that backhand. :cool:

Denaon
04-13-2005, 04:16 PM
:woohoo: Mariano!!! Mayer had nothing to do against him today......
next up Volandri, I'm afraid he's going to be a tough contender but Mariano's on fire!!!!!
Go Mariano!!!! :banana:
what a comeback!

Choupi
04-13-2005, 05:00 PM
What an expeditive win over Mayer! :eek: Even our commentators said he was beginning to be scary for some players...which is a compliment in their mouth! ;)

Rezandinah
04-13-2005, 05:26 PM
What an expeditive win over Mayer! :eek: Even our commentators said he was beginning to be scary for some players...which is a compliment in their mouth! ;)

At last French commentators begin to compliment some other players than "Frenchies" :rolleyes:
I just can't stand their comments during Roland Garros. I always watch the matches without sound...

The article about Puerta is great, I'm so happy he is back among the tennis elite ! ;)

gravity
04-13-2005, 06:16 PM
Should be a great match with Volandri. I think Puerta can handle the Italian, and that was an awesome win today over Mayer. :yeah:

Choupi
04-13-2005, 09:43 PM
Thursday April 14th Order Of Play:

Court Central start 10:00 AM
M Puerta (ARG) vs F Volandri (ITA)
(10)N Davydenko (RUS) vs (Q)R Gasquet (FRA)
(1)R Federer (SUI) vs F Gonzalez (CHI)
(WC)J Ferrero (ESP) vs (2)M Safin (RUS)
(11)R Nadal (ESP) vs O Rochus (BEL)

What's great is that he'll play on the Center Court! What a recognition for him now! :worship: And I'm gonna be able to see him, finally! :p

Denaon
04-14-2005, 03:40 AM
I don't want to be extremely optimistic but if he can handle tomorrow Volandri, I feel he's got the game to win Ferrero or even Safin. :banana:

Choupi
04-14-2005, 07:50 AM
Denaon, that's a good thing to be optimistic! :) But I think you're going too fast...He can crush Volandri, you're right. I have no doubt about that. But let's wait and see how it goes for the rest. ;)

Choupi
04-14-2005, 12:24 PM
Mariano has lost 7/6 6/7 4/6! I've only been able to see the match from the end of the 2nd set. And what a fight between the 2! :eek: I think that the next opponent of Volandri will have his task easier because Mariano has totally tired him out! ;) He couldn't even walk properly at the end of the match, knocked down by cramps...

Fergie
04-14-2005, 01:47 PM
I can't believe that Mario lost when he serve for the match 5-4 in the second set :sad:

jazz_girl
04-14-2005, 02:05 PM
I couldn't see the match, but I'm sad for Mariano. I heard a post match interview and he said he was mad that he lost, but he's happy for the way he's been playing. And apparently Cañas and some Spaniards have said that he's one of the candidates for RG :eek:
He was also kind of mad at Volandri, and he didn't seem too convinced that he was cramping...

Denaon
04-14-2005, 02:16 PM
:sad: Well he cannot win all the time! But he did a great job till now! :banana: We'll talk a lot more about him!!!! Go Mariano!!!

Choupi
04-14-2005, 02:41 PM
I couldn't see the match, but I'm sad for Mariano. I heard a post match interview and he said he was mad that he lost, but he's happy for the way he's been playing. And apparently Cañas and some Spaniards have said that he's one of the candidates for RG :eek:
He was also kind of mad at Volandri, and he didn't seem too convinced that he was cramping...
Well, as I've said I've seen the match from the end of the 2nd set. And yes Mariano played very well. But Volandri, being back to the wall, let himself go, having nothing to lose, and came back. But I really do think he was cramping. I'm sure his next opponent will thank Mariano for having started the job! He's totally overexhausted...

jazz_girl
04-14-2005, 02:44 PM
The two Marianos out in the same day :sad:

Denaon
04-14-2005, 02:47 PM
Well, as I've said I've seen the match from the end of the 2nd set. And yes Mariano played very well. But Volandri, being back to the wall, let himself go, having nothing to lose, and came back. But I really do think he was cramping. I'm sure his next opponent will thank Mariano for having started the job! He's totally overexhausted...
You could at least see some of the match :yeah: What do you think of Mariano??? I've seen him a lot of times and in BA final against Gaston, he plays really well and strong.

Choupi
04-14-2005, 02:52 PM
You could at least see some of the match :yeah: What do you think of Mariano??? I've seen him a lot of times and in BA final against Gaston, he plays really well and strong.
He's definitely a strong candidate for RG. Maybe not to win it, but at least, to cause some good trouble to the usual specialists. That's promising. He's physically come back to his best level. And his game on clay is perfect. Well for me it is. The mental is back too. Now, I'm looking forward to seeing him in RG. To see how far he goes. And maybe I'll get to see him play the day I'll be there in the stands! :p

Denaon
04-18-2005, 02:43 PM
:woohoo: Mariano climbed to #43!!!

Denaon
04-18-2005, 03:07 PM
Good luck against Melzer!! I hope he can do well in Houston :banana:

CooCooCachoo
04-19-2005, 10:22 AM
Many thanks for the translation Choupi. It gave me some new-found insight in his life and I must say, it seriously alters my perception of him :)

Choupi
04-19-2005, 10:38 AM
You're welcome Martijn. :) That's precisely what I wanted to aim when I've made the translation and decided to post it. I wanted ppl to finally know more about him. I am the 1st one to admit that I didn't really know him before that article I've translated. And I'm glad that he's seen rather differently now. :D

Denaon
04-19-2005, 02:23 PM
Many thanks for the translation Choupi. It gave me some new-found insight in his life and I must say, it seriously alters my perception of him :)
I'm also glad this helped into a better conception of Mariano for u ;) Welcome! :wavey:

Denaon
04-22-2005, 05:52 PM
I found this article about Mariano over the Internet, I hope u like it ;). I don't fully agree with it, but...

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - (KRT) - The hottest Argentine? No, not Guillermo Coria. Not David Nalbandian. Not Gaston Gaudio or Guillermo Canas.

Try Mariano Puerta, the long-forgotten South American dirt-baller whose career high point, or rather low point, was being suspended for nine months in 2004 after testing positive for the banned substance clenbuterol.

Of course there's tennis life after drugs. Two weeks into the clay-court season, the rebounding Puerta is in his element (nine of his 10 tournaments this year have been on clay) and reached the third round at Monte Carlo earlier this month.

That gives him a 15-5 record for 2005 and a ranking that will bounce from No. 59 to near or better than top-50. That's nowhere near the No. 18 he achieved in 2000 but a lot better than the No. 186 with which he began the season.

He's another in a long line of clay-court specialists who has struggled to parlay his great junior years into the big time. He was a French Open junior finalist in 1995, where he lost to countryman Mariano Zabaleta.

He has made his drive to the top more difficult by avoiding most hardcourt or fast surfaces. He has played only three matches on grass, all at Wimbledon, and all losses. He's 10-24 for his career on hardcourts and 95-68 on clay.

Three of those clay victories came this year over seventh-ranked Carlos Moya, and he also reached the final at Acapulco (lost to Rafael Nadal) and won Casablanca (defeated Filippo Volandri).

It has been said a thousand times: If you don't win on surfaces other than clay, you can't sustain a ranking in the top 20, and it's not clear Puerta has learned that yet.

His refusal to become a better fast-court player has set him back, along with wrist surgery in 2001, which put him off the tour for five months, and the drug penalty.

He told a panel of doctors in 2004 that he took the medication for asthma. ``My mistake was not to notify the doctors about this,'' he said. It didn't wash.

He'll win more matches this spring, though he won't be a favorite at the French Open, which begins May 23. Neverthless, he'll be a first-round opponent no one, particularly Moya, will want to see.

Denaon
04-29-2005, 09:27 PM
where's Mariano?? :confused:

basil333
04-29-2005, 09:34 PM
In Argentina playing with kids in Wheelchairs with the other Mariano

http://marianosboard.proboards29.com/index.cgi?board=general&action=display&num=1114673596

Denaon
04-30-2005, 06:20 AM
In Argentina playing with kids in Wheelchairs with the other Mariano

http://marianosboard.proboards29.com/index.cgi?board=general&action=display&num=1114673596
thx basil333, I heard sthg about it, but I can't find any info about his next tourneys, it seems he's not gonna be in Rome...:sad:

Yanina
05-01-2005, 03:42 AM
Did u see Mariano in the programme of Zabaleta "Tenis pro"?? The programme is excelent... They were some minutes with Mariano (puerta) in México. It was a really good interview (they were joking with a mexican)

Denaon
05-01-2005, 03:21 PM
Did u see Mariano in the programme of Zabaleta "Tenis pro"?? The programme is excelent... They were some minutes with Mariano (puerta) in México. It was a really good interview (they were joking with a mexican)
Yeah, I've seen it :yeah: This show is fun!! Mariano seems to be funny too :cool:

Denaon
05-06-2005, 09:15 PM
Finally my search for Mariano has finished ;) He'll be playing the quallies for TMS Hamburg. Come on Mariano!! Make it to first round! :bounce:

Denaon
05-08-2005, 04:19 AM
Mariano will face again Behrend, he defeated Thomas in Morocco, I think he can handle him this time too ;) :banana: Go Mariano!

Choupi
05-08-2005, 12:44 PM
Yes he can! Vamos Mariano!!!! :p

Denaon
05-08-2005, 04:21 PM
Yes he can! Vamos Mariano!!!! :p
:woohoo: He could!!!!!!!!! He's facing Rochus in first round. H2H Mariano lost the only match they played in 2001, but now it might be different!!!!!! GO Mariano!!!!

alexito
05-11-2005, 12:03 AM
wednesday, puerta vs davydenko in court 4 , 1st match 6 hs argentina.

alexito
05-11-2005, 12:54 PM
puerta lost 57 36 win davydenko

Denaon
05-11-2005, 02:23 PM
puerta lost 57 36 win davydenko
yeah, it is too bad.... I thought he might have a chance here :sad:

Denaon
05-16-2005, 06:06 PM
Mariano reaches 2nd round in Internationaler Raiffeisen Grand Prix and is going to plat against Mantilla. H2H Puerta leads 3-2 ,last match this year in Quallies for Acapulco, Mariano def. Felix 6-4/3-6/7-6 ..:scared: Tough match!

Eugenia
05-16-2005, 07:21 PM
Well done Mariano!!! :bounce:

Denaon
05-17-2005, 07:34 PM
:ras: I knew it was going to be a hard match :ras: Damn you Mantilla!!!
No prob!!!!!! RG is coming !!!!:woohoo:

Denaon
05-22-2005, 03:07 AM
Go Mariano in 1st round against Ljubicic!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You can do the bald :devil: Vamos Mariano hace todo lo posible en RG!!!!!!

Denaon
05-23-2005, 05:18 PM
He's the ONE TO WATCH this week in the ATP site!!!!!! :scared: OMG he has the curse now!!!!!! :scared: :lol:

Denaon
05-24-2005, 04:30 PM
He's the ONE TO WATCH this week in the ATP site!!!!!! :scared: OMG he has the curse now!!!!!! :scared: :lol:
well, it seems the curse didn't affect him :woohoo: Mariano advanced to 2 round RG after defeating Ljubicic 7-5/7-5/6-2....next round Vliegen....I dunno him :lol:

Choupi
05-28-2005, 04:55 PM
Time to bump this thread! Mariano is still doing great things. He's defeated Wawrinka. Vamos Mariano! Keep it up! :D

Eugenia
05-28-2005, 09:20 PM
Well done Mariano!!! :bounce:

Today's match pics... :D

Denaon
05-31-2005, 03:47 PM
Time to bump this thread! Mariano is still doing great things. He's defeated Wawrinka. Vamos Mariano! Keep it up! :D
You're so right hun! :hug: Mariano will meet Guillermo Cañas tomorrow, and I think this is a huge chance for him. He has 1-1 record against Cañas.
Vamos mariano, I want you to win (i'll be happy if Willy does anyway) This is a win-win situation for me :D

Denaon
06-01-2005, 03:35 PM
I am so gonna ask a sub forum for him!!!!!!!!!! :bounce: :banana:

sol
06-01-2005, 03:41 PM
Well done, Mariano! :yeah:

Choupi
06-01-2005, 03:47 PM
I could only see the 5th set, because of work. But wow, what a set. I suppose the whole match must have had the same worthy side. So :worship: Mariano.I'm so happy for you to reach those semis in RG.
He said in the article that I had translated from Tennis Magazine, that Gaudio's victory in Paris last year had been a great inspiration for him. Maybe it's too soon to say so but I wish so much that the inspiration reaches my hopes to see him in the final...Vamos Mariano! :D

aIrSaMpRaS14
06-01-2005, 05:22 PM
Thanks so much Choupi for the article.

I love Mariano now, I hope he can go all the way now and he certainly deserves it after the rough past couple of years.

I used to like him back in the late 90's but he wasn't one of my favourites, after seeing him beat Moya in Monte Carlo this year I started to pay more attention and in the 5th set today I had never been so nervous since Gaudio's victory last year.

Another one for Argentina please Mariano!

Fostin
06-01-2005, 08:24 PM
Look Look!!

Cañas: I see you on the shower baby...

Mariano: Ok, don´t turn me on...

LOLLLLLLL

http://img194.echo.cx/img194/9518/marianocanas8pi.jpg

jazz_girl
06-01-2005, 09:10 PM
I'm soooo happy for Mariano!!! And I really hope he can make it to the final, he deserves it :yeah:

YoursTruly
06-03-2005, 12:30 AM
VAMOS MMMMMMMAAAAAAAAARRRRRRRRRRRIIIIIIIIIIIIIAAAAAAAAAA AANNNNNNNNOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!! y buena suerte :)

aIrSaMpRaS14
06-03-2005, 12:52 AM
well it's a big day for him tomorrow.

I'm getting up especially early to see it (well if you call 12 lunchtime early hehe)

I will sit in my lucky rocking chair, with my lucky mug, my lucky jumper and my lucky hair-do and scream all match long!

Vamos Mariano!

DanEd
06-03-2005, 02:57 AM
Good luck in the semis tomorrow, you can do it.

DanEd
06-03-2005, 03:00 AM
are you Feña14 from tenniswarehouse?
well it's a big day for him tomorrow.

I'm getting up especially early to see it (well if you call 12 lunchtime early hehe)

I will sit in my lucky rocking chair, with my lucky mug, my lucky jumper and my lucky hair-do and scream all match long!

Vamos Mariano!

Action Jackson
06-03-2005, 11:03 AM
http://www.smh.com.au/ffximage/2005/06/02/argentine_wideweb__430x290.jpg

After winning the all-Argentine clash 6-2, 3-6, 1-6, 6-3, 6-4, Puerta joked about the breathless conversation he had with Canas, whom he has known for 15 years, after a wild exchange of drop shots lured both players to the net in the fifth set, their chests heaving with exhaustion.

"We even discussed at the net, and we decided we had to stop running. We'd had enough of it," said Puerta, 26, who returned to tennis a year ago after serving a nine-month suspension for using a banned substance that had been prescribed for asthma.

Puerta won the first set easily but Canas seized the momentum in the second. While Puerta hit more winners during the three-hour, 35-minute match (58, compared to 38 by Canas), Canas was relentless in defence, running down one improbable shot after another. Facing three match points, he staved off two with saves that nearly broke Puerta's spirit.

"For the first match point I was almost desperate," Puerta said through a translator. "I played the point just absolutely perfect, and I couldn't understand how he could come cross-court."

Choupi
06-03-2005, 11:45 AM
Thanks for this. Funny how they can discuss at the net, about having run too much. :D

I have my fingers crossed for Mariano. The match is to begin in less than 1 hour. I'm stuck at work, but my vcr will work for me! Vamos!!!! That those lucky ones who can watch the match live scream and cheer loud for me! :p

aIrSaMpRaS14
06-03-2005, 12:15 PM
are you Feña14 from tenniswarehouse?

no i'm aIrSaMpRaS14 :confused:

aiwen_mei
06-04-2005, 02:59 PM
It's my first time to visit here, and the first time I knew Mariano was the time he played against Gaston Gaudio in the Bs As Final. I saw them both smiling in the sports news after Game Set Match. They were like brothers.

Gaston Gaudio's fans help me to know him more. Luckily, I saw him play live against Canas in qf, Davydenko in semis. So happy for him. :angel: