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Guga and Larri Split!

Lee
03-14-2005, 09:33 PM
This news is from Guga fans in Brazil and I think this should be a thread in GM!

14/03/2005 - 18h04
Guga anuncia fim da parceria de 15 anos com Larri Passos
Da Redação
Em São Paulo

O tenista Gustavo Kuerten anunciou nesta segunda-feira o fim da parceria com o técnico Larri Passos, que o acompanha desde o início da carreira. Em nota oficial divulgada por sua assessoria de imprensa, o jogador justifica a decisão como uma "vontade de ter uma experiência diferente".

"Foram 15 anos de muitas conquistas no circuito e só tenho a agradecer por ter tido o Larri ao meu lado. Mas depois de todo esse tempo, senti a vontade de ter uma experiência diferente e viajar sem técnico", disse Guga na nota oficial.

Ao lado de Larri, Guga ganhou 20 títulos no circuito internacional, entre eles o tricampeonato de Roland Garros e a Copa do Mundo, em Lisboa. O brasileiro também liderou o ranking da ATP (Associação dos Tenistas Profissionais) por 43 semanas.

"Com certeza no começo vou sentir muito a falta do Larri, vai ser uma coisa nova. Mas mesmo não tendo ele ao meu lado no dia a dia, tudo o que eu fizer vai ter a mão do Larri, pois foi ele quem me descobriu e me fez jogador. E apesar de não termos mais um relacionamento profissional, o carinho e a amizade vão existir sempre, porque o Larri é como um pai para mim. Tomara que a gente continue a ter sucesso, cada um no seu caminho", disse Guga.

"Foram 15 anos maravilhosos juntos. Para mim o tênis é uma religião e vou continuar trabalhando com tênis competitivo. Aceitei a decisão do Guga e acho que ele está maduro para seguir o próprio caminho", completou Larri.

Atual número 86 do mundo, Guga continua um processo de recuperação da cirurgia sofrida no quadril no ano passado. O tenista voltará a jogar no Torneio de Valência, na Espanha, no mês que vem.

maratski
03-14-2005, 09:34 PM
I don't understand it, but the title says it all :eek:

MissMoJo
03-14-2005, 09:36 PM
translation anyone?

adeegee
03-14-2005, 09:36 PM
I don't understand it, but the title says it all :eek:

my sentiments entirely. they always seemed so perfect with one another. i think guga might be getting desperate, there's nothing a coach can do about injuries though :rolleyes:

Billabong
03-14-2005, 09:44 PM
WHAT:eek::eek::eek:????????? OMG:eek: Gugs are you sure it's the right thing to do:sad:??

Billabong
03-14-2005, 09:44 PM
Guga always said Larri was like a father to him:sad: I don't understand his decision...

Lee
03-14-2005, 09:44 PM
Guga e Larri se separam depois de 15 anos de trabalho

14/03/2005 às 18h11
Florianópolis (SC) - Gustavo Kuerten e o técnico Larri Passos anunciaram nesta segunda-feira o fim da bem-sucedida parceria de 15 anos.
"Foram 15 anos de muitas conquistas no circuito e só tenho a agradecer por ter tido o Larri ao meu lado. Mas depois de todo esse tempo, senti a vontade de ter uma experiência diferente e viajar sem técnico", explicou o tricampeão de Roland Garros.

Kuerten,ao lado de Larri, venceu 20 torneios no circuito mundial, entre eles Roland Garros por três vezes, a Masters Cup de Lisboa e alcançou o posto mais alto do ranking da ATP, onde permaneceu por 43 semanas.

"Com certeza, no começo, vou sentir muito a falta do Larri, vai ser uma coisa nova. Mas mesmo não tendo ele ao meu lado no dia-a-dia, tudo o que eu fizer vai ter a mão do Larri, pois foi ele quem me descobriu e me fez jogador. E apesar de não termos mais um relacionamento profissional, o carinho e a amizade vão existir sempre, porque o Larri é como um pai para mim e tomara que a gente continue a ter sucesso, cada um no seu caminho."

Larri continuará administrando a Larri Passos Tênis pro, o seu projeto social, o "Criança Feliz No Tênis, Feliz Na Escola," e está analisando propostas de trabalho. "Foram 15 anos maravilhosos juntos. Para mim o tênis é uma religião e vou continuar trabalhando com tênis competitivo. Aceitei a decisão do Guga e acho que ele está maduro para seguir o próprio caminho."

Guga permanecerá em Santa Catarina, treinando com ex-colegas de circuito e se preparando para voltar a competir, a partir do dia 04 de abril, no ATP de Valência.

vaiva
03-14-2005, 09:45 PM
Wow, that was unexpected :eek:

Can anyone translate the part which says why?

Lee
03-14-2005, 09:45 PM
From the rough translation with google. It's Guga making the decision for the split and he tries to play without a coach for the time being. He wants to try a different experience. Larri responds that Guga is mature enough to make the decisions himself. Larri will look at new offers but he will look after his tennis school and project now.

Billabong
03-14-2005, 09:46 PM
14/03/2005 - 18h04 Guga announces end of the partnership of 15 years with Larri Steps Of the Writing In São Paulo the tenista Gustavo Kuerten announced in this monday the end of the partnership with the Larri technician Steps, that follow it since the beginning of the career. In official note divulged by its assessorship of the press, the player justifies the decision as a "will to have a different experience". "They had been 15 years of many conquests in the circuit and alone I have to be thankful for having had the Larri to my side. But after all this time, I felt the will to have a different experience and to travel without technician ", said Guga in the official note. To the side of Larri, Guga gained 20 headings in the international circuit, between them the tricampeonato of Roland Garros and the Pantry of the World, in Lisbon. The Brazilian also led ranking of the ATP (Association of the Tenistas Professional) per 43 weeks. "With certainty in the start I go to very feel the lack of the Larri, goes to be a new thing. But exactly not having it to my side in the day the day, everything what I to make I go to have the hand of the Larri, therefore was it who discovered me and it made me player. E although not terms plus a professional relationship, the affection and the friendship go to always exist, because the Larri is as a father for me. It takes that people continue to have success, each one in its way ", said Guga. "They had been 15 years wonderful together. For me the tennis is a religion and goes to continue working with competitive tennis. I accepted the decision of the Guga and find that it is mature to follow the proper way ", completed Larri. Current number 86 of the world, Guga continues a process of recovery of the surgery suffered in the hip in the last year. The tenista will come back to play in the Match of Valence, Spain, the month that comes.

Alvarillo
03-14-2005, 09:49 PM
ohh :sad:
A great duo like Ferrero with Cascales !

fedpras
03-14-2005, 09:50 PM
In the other thread about this, it says Guga wants to go it alone :eek:. I love the guy, but Guga just ain't Federer. I don't think it's a good idea. :sad:

RonE
03-14-2005, 09:52 PM
:sad: :sad: :sad:

vaiva
03-14-2005, 09:53 PM
Thanks, Lee and Billabong

"Pantry of the World, in Lisbon" :lol:

So, basically, it is still not clear why tenista Guga decided to split up. :confused:

Damita
03-14-2005, 09:56 PM
sad news :sad:

onewoman74
03-14-2005, 09:56 PM
That's so sad!!! Wow!

MissMoJo
03-14-2005, 10:01 PM
I love the guy, but Guga just ain't Federer. I don't think it's a good idea. :sad:
Exactly, but i hope things go well for him....seems like it's a mid career crisis. I'm gonna miss seeing Larri's hairy arms cheering for Guga in the stands :sad:
Thanks for the translation Lee and Billabong

Marine
03-14-2005, 10:04 PM
I'm shocked !
That's stupid to want to try a new experience now...I don't think a new coach will hepl him.

fedpras
03-14-2005, 10:05 PM
Exactly, but i hope things go well for him....seems like it's a mid career crisis. I'm gonna miss seeing Larri's hairy arms cheering for Guga in the stands :sad:
Thanks for the translation Lee and Billabong

I'm afraid it might be more like end-of-career crisis. He is 28, after all, and he's been struggling with his hip for quite a while.

But yeah, I'm gonna miss Larri too. :sad:

SwissMister1
03-14-2005, 10:13 PM
I'll definitely miss seeing Larri, hopefully he will work with some of the young Brasilians.

onewoman74
03-14-2005, 10:16 PM
That's really a shame, but all things must come to an end...

I hope Guga is happy and can still achieve some of his tennis goals.

tennis elbow
03-14-2005, 10:55 PM
I'm afraid it might be more like end-of-career crisis. He is 28, after all, and he's been struggling with his hip for quite a while.

But yeah, I'm gonna miss Larri too. :sad:

my feelings exactly :sad: , even though it's still extremely shocking to see Larri leave after he endured so much pressure from several close friends and relatives of Guga's... something tells me that Guga is really tired of playing, and even with a full physical recovery, we won't be seeing much of him anymore... :sad: :bigcry:

Socket
03-14-2005, 11:10 PM
I hope that Guga gets a new coach. Sometimes that really lights a rocket under an older player (like Henman last year with Paul Annacone).

Cute Babi
03-14-2005, 11:22 PM
That is so sad ...

MariaV
03-14-2005, 11:27 PM
I hope that Guga gets a new coach. Sometimes that really lights a rocket under an older player (like Henman last year with Paul Annacone).

OK this has nothing to do with this thread but IMO Tim should have got a more serious coach than Stefanky a long time ago!
And I'm shocked about the Guga & Larri split of course. :eek:

Lee
03-14-2005, 11:35 PM
I'm shocked !
That's stupid to want to try a new experience now...I don't think a new coach will hepl him.

I don't think Guga is looking for a new coach.

I think Guga gets to the stage that he wants to do things on his own. Moved out of his childhood home (he just has a house for himself in Florianopolis) and part with his life-long coach who's more like a father to him.

Lee
03-14-2005, 11:38 PM
The news is shocking but I don't think it's so sad. I miss Larri too but after so many years, that's not much Larri can do to help Guga. He is around more for moral support and if Guga feels like he wants to do things his way, he should as he's 28 years old now.

Billabong
03-14-2005, 11:39 PM
Not only that, but Guga is very motivated to play well and come back among the best ones. He's positive about his progress, and still feels he can do a lot until the end of his career! He really really wants to continue to play and he's hungry for titles, as always:D!

sigmagirl91
03-14-2005, 11:43 PM
Awww, Guga. Whatever makes you happy, baby. We want you back on court again, and soon.

Pea
03-15-2005, 12:14 AM
Sad to hear, but I think Guga is making the right choice.

RogiFan88
03-15-2005, 01:27 AM
Guga knows what's best for him and for Larri and no doubt he has thought long and hard about this decision. Best of luck to you, Guga! Not an easy decision at all. His relationship w Larri is a special one, both "tennistically" and personally. Guga doesn't really need a coach -- he has experience, he knows what he wants, he knows the competition. ;)

...hmmm... maybe another player s be thinking along the same lines... ;)

Chloe le Bopper
03-15-2005, 01:31 AM
I can't imagine that it would hurt at this point. Best of luck to both of them. Just because they're splitting professionally doesn't mean they are splitting personally. Unless the article said that. Then nevermind ;)

virex
03-15-2005, 01:32 AM
maybe guga will hire brad gilbert :D
:D

Chloe le Bopper
03-15-2005, 01:34 AM
maybe guga will hire brad gilbert :D
:D
:haha:

Action Jackson
03-15-2005, 01:43 AM
I'd never thought I'd see Guga play without Larri in the stands, but he has made a decision and good luck to both of them.

Billabong
03-15-2005, 01:50 AM
maybe guga will hire brad gilbert :D
:D

OMG:haha:

Billabong
03-15-2005, 01:51 AM
I'd never thought I'd see Guga play without Larri in the stands, but he has made a decision and good luck to both of them.

Same here, it will be very strange to see one without the other:sad:

jmp
03-15-2005, 02:14 AM
14/03/2005 - 18h04 Guga announces end of the partnership of 15 years with Larri Steps Of the Writing In São Paulo the tenista Gustavo Kuerten announced in this monday the end of the partnership with the Larri technician Steps, that follow it since the beginning of the career. In official note divulged by its assessorship of the press, the player justifies the decision as a "will to have a different experience". "They had been 15 years of many conquests in the circuit and alone I have to be thankful for having had the Larri to my side. But after all this time, I felt the will to have a different experience and to travel without technician ", said Guga in the official note. To the side of Larri, Guga gained 20 headings in the international circuit, between them the tricampeonato of Roland Garros and the Pantry of the World, in Lisbon. The Brazilian also led ranking of the ATP (Association of the Tenistas Professional) per 43 weeks. "With certainty in the start I go to very feel the lack of the Larri, goes to be a new thing. But exactly not having it to my side in the day the day, everything what I to make I go to have the hand of the Larri, therefore was it who discovered me and it made me player. E although not terms plus a professional relationship, the affection and the friendship go to always exist, because the Larri is as a father for me. It takes that people continue to have success, each one in its way ", said Guga. "They had been 15 years wonderful together. For me the tennis is a religion and goes to continue working with competitive tennis. I accepted the decision of the Guga and find that it is mature to follow the proper way ", completed Larri. Current number 86 of the world, Guga continues a process of recovery of the surgery suffered in the hip in the last year. The tenista will come back to play in the Match of Valence, Spain, the month that comes.

Thank you for the translation. :)

lucashg
03-15-2005, 02:53 AM
Hi, I was kinda shocked when heard that today, since they always seemed so good working together, but I understand that they got to the point that one won't do much help to the other and we really need Larri's work and I hope he can help the young generation of brazilian players. Guga also knows what he's doing, it could be an end-of-career crisis, but why not give it a shot? Best of luck to both of them.

I made a free translation of the first article, I know it's been posted, but it might help.

Guga announces end of 15 years-old partnership with Larri Passos

Tennis player Gustavo Kuerten announced this monday the end of his partnership with coach Larri Passos, who has coached him since the beginning of his career. In official note released for his press assessory, the player justifies his decision with "desire of having a different experience".
"Those were 15 years of many titles on the circuit and I only have to thank for having Larri by my side. But after all this time, I felt the need to have a different experience and travel without a coach", said Guga in his official note.
With Larri, Guga won 20 titles on the international circuit, among them the trichampionship of Roland Garros and Tennis Masters Cup, in Lisbon. The brazilian also led the ATP ranking for 43 weeks.

"For sure, I'll miss him a lot in the beginning, it's gonna be a new thing. But even not having him by my side day by day, each thing I do will have Larri's touch, because it was him that discovered me and made me a player. And despite not having a professional relationship anymore, the care(ness?!) and the friendship will always exist, because Larri is like a father to me. I hope we can continue to be successful, each one on their path". Said Guga.

"It's been 15 amazing years together. To me, tennis is a religion and I'll keep working with competitive tennis. I accepted Guga's decision and I think he's mature enough to follow his own path", added Larri.

World N.86, Guga continues with the process of recovery from his hip-surgery, done last year. The tennis player will come back in Valencia, Spain, next month.

Ace Tracker
03-15-2005, 03:04 AM
posters from the Guga Forum might remember that I was never very fond of Larri Passos'coaching (is Hitman still around? )... truth is that, this relationship had long grown stale, and Larri wasn't adding any spice or kick to Guga's game, who would rather,apparently, have this way... :confused:

Guga has had a fabulous career so far, one that I'd say they (Guga and Larri)were only dreaming of before the first Grand Slam, but the potential and talent were always there to achieve what in the end will become a glorious history on clay and a timid one everywhere else... I partially blame Larri's extremely cautious tactics to Guga's mostly failures on the American hardcourt season ... US Open quarterfinal and Master Series titles and title games are certainly not to be deemed failures, but they only illustrate that Guga did have the ability to perform well on the surface, if instructed of a more aggressive strategy ...

Guga's best matches on faster surfaces were played when he would aggressively dictate points stepping inside the baseline... that was done instinctively by his natural talent, there never seemed to be a conscious effort from the part of his coaching staff to address his timid volleying and huge back swing...Guga himself looked to prefer a more relaxed relationship, and kept Larri in spite of insistent pleads from close friends and Brazilian tennis experts… Guga-Larri have long been in less of a professional term than a friendly/filial one, but that didn’t matter while titles kept on piling up and the mobility was there… but Guga was ill prepared to challenge the speedier young guns outside clay and seemed often lost against serve&volleyers...and still, no changes on coaching tactics were noted.

The casual approach to the game strategy reached a climax at the 2004 Nasdaq-100 Open, when Guga was never seen practicing balls with his fellow tennis players,even if days in Miami before the opening match, and resorted to exchange backhands with Larri Passos few hours before his match... the result could be no different than a heartbreaking loss to then little known Juan Monaco...

tennischick
03-15-2005, 03:12 AM
posters from the Guga Forum might remember that I was never very fond of Larri Passos'coaching (is Hitman still around? )... truth is that, this relationship had long grown stale, and Larri wasn't adding any spice or kick to Guga's game, who would ,apparently, have this way... :confused:
lovely summary post. :worship:

i too always had mixed feelings about Passos, especially when Guga returned too quickly to playing tennis after the first surgery. Guga's a man now and capable of making his own decisions. i trust that he knows what's right for him. i just hope that the decison isn't moot by this point.

***Daniela86***
03-15-2005, 08:22 AM
:eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: guga :eek: :eek: :eek:
i hope he knows what he is doing :) good luck to both, i really like Guga and me hope he will come back at the top:angel: :)

Hagar
03-15-2005, 10:07 AM
posters from the Guga Forum might remember that I was never very fond of Larri Passos'coaching (is Hitman still around? )... truth is that, this relationship had long grown stale, and Larri wasn't adding any spice or kick to Guga's game, who would rather,apparently, have this way... :confused:

Guga has had a fabulous career so far, one that I'd say they (Guga and Larri)were only dreaming of before the first Grand Slam, but the potential and talent were always there to achieve what in the end will become a glorious history on clay and a timid one everywhere else... I partially blame Larri's extremely cautious tactics to Guga's mostly failures on the American hardcourt season ... US Open quarterfinal and Master Series titles and title games are certainly not to be deemed failures, but they only illustrate that Guga did have the ability to perform well on the surface, if instructed of a more aggressive strategy ...

Guga's best matches on faster surfaces were played when he would aggressively dictate points stepping inside the baseline... that was done instinctively by his natural talent, there never seemed to be a conscious effort from the part of his coaching staff to address his timid volleying and huge back swing...Guga himself looked to prefer a more relaxed relationship, and kept Larri in spite of insistent pleads from close friends and Brazilian tennis experts… Guga-Larri have long been in less of a professional term than a friendly/filial one, but that didn’t matter while titles kept on piling up and the mobility was there… but Guga was ill prepared to challenge the speedier young guns outside clay and seemed often lost against serve&volleyers...and still, no changes on coaching tactics were noted.

The casual approach to the game strategy reached a climax at the 2004 Nasdaq-100 Open, when Guga was never seen practicing balls with his fellow tennis players,even if days in Miami before the opening match, and resorted to exchange backhands with Larri Passos few hours before his match... the result could be no different than a heartbreaking loss to then little known Juan Monaco...

I think you have a point, they might be way too good friends to still work together as coach and sporter.

Despite his Roland Garros titles, I think Guga is an underachiever because he can perform excellent on other surfaces than clay. Besides the QF at the US Open, there's also a QF at Wimbledon!
He's so talented and he has not developed all of his talent.

I really hope he can be healthy again and is still hungry enough to work hard on his game.

Actually, this thread is making me very melancholic because I remember the days when I was watching Guga's wonderful tennis. I still remember that brilliant match against Federer, clay master Guga who made God (literally) fall on his knees.

junekidd
03-15-2005, 10:47 AM
it shocked me a bit... while it might not be as bad as someones here think. all of us need improvement even some changes in our life. it is just a mature player's deliberate decision. so we have to be patient to see what would happen later though I think he might need a new coach.

Mrs. B
03-15-2005, 11:27 AM
good luck, Guga. and good luck to Larri too.

Thanks for those wonderful RG wins! :worship: big part of my good memories of tennis. :)

Gonzo Hates Me!
03-15-2005, 07:57 PM
I just heard about this. It's unfortunate, but happy endeavours to both of them for their future!

MissMoJo
03-15-2005, 11:29 PM
Guga's cleaning house, I'd be worried if i were you Mrs Guga :p

virex
03-15-2005, 11:56 PM
from what i´ve heard from my journalists friends, richard gasquet is one of the players who is trying to get passos to be his coach