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What I think makes Gaston Gaudio such a great player

iliketennis
03-31-2005, 01:19 PM
Even with so many people criticising him, saying that he didn't deserve RG and paying him out for being "mentally weak", Gaston still manages to play at a top 10 level. He won back-back titles already this year, reached the 4th rd of Miami on his least preffered surface, and challenged Andre Agassi for a set on hardcourt. He has earned his stay in the top ten. I can think of a few top ten players who would only dream of these results (I'll leave this one to your imagination!).

Auscon
03-31-2005, 01:21 PM
I think its the shoes

bad gambler
03-31-2005, 01:28 PM
i think it's the hair

iliketennis
03-31-2005, 01:31 PM
This is turning into a "1000 things we love about Gaston" thread....

Action Jackson
03-31-2005, 01:33 PM
Already have one of those threads somewhere.

The racquet twirling is the best part along with the hair and the shoes.

*Ljubica*
03-31-2005, 01:35 PM
The blue socks :angel: And seriously - his backhand, his smile and his extremely humble non-arrogant personality.

sigmagirl91
03-31-2005, 01:35 PM
The hair, the shoes, the socks, the ass....you know...all those things....

taysbest
03-31-2005, 01:38 PM
Tif you read my mind....and the Backhand...that's pretty nice as well.

erik-the-red
03-31-2005, 02:11 PM
I like Gaston's backhand.

iliketennis
03-31-2005, 02:19 PM
I agree about the ass :drool:

misyou25
03-31-2005, 02:20 PM
he's just sooooooooo sweet and cute:)

alexito
03-31-2005, 02:24 PM
I criticize gaston before rolang garros, I accept now, but gaston change so much after rolang garros, I like gaston no only for win rolang garros, also for change his mind, now play better. also admire for his humility, his no arrogant how coria or nalbandian for is top ten.

Choupi
03-31-2005, 02:44 PM
What makes Gaudio such a great player? I won't explain it here, as I have already done it in other threads -yes, it's an old topic...And most of what I think has already been stated up above. There's only one thing I can add, as my contribution to that thread. Being who he is (understand whatever you want!), he's always able to unchain such passion around him. That's incredible. And not many players, in my opinion, can equal him on that particular ground! :)

Chloe le Bopper
03-31-2005, 06:57 PM
I have much more appreciation for Gaston's temperment since I started playing tennis myself. I get frustrated and tank my service games sometimes :sad: Not because I want to, just because my brain stops :sad:

Action Jackson
03-31-2005, 06:58 PM
I have much more appreciation for Gaston's temperment since I started playing tennis myself. I get frustrated and tank my service games sometimes :sad: Not because I want to, just because my brain stops :sad:

Hehehe

Cervantes
03-31-2005, 07:51 PM
Even with so many people criticising him, saying that he didn't deserve RG and paying him out for being "mentally weak", Gaston still manages to play at a top 10 level. He won back-back titles already this year, reached the 4th rd of Miami on his least preffered surface, and challenged Andre Agassi for a set on hardcourt. He has earned his stay in the top ten. I can think of a few top ten players who would only dream of these results (I'll leave this one to your imagination!).

Miami is not his least preffered surface!!

This is a really slow hardcourt, suited pretty well for clay courters as shown by Nadal and Ferrer. Wait till you see him play at the US Open and the AMS in Montreal and Cinci on the faster hardcourts, his record there is pretty bad.

I'm not saying he doesn't deserve a top 10 place, cause I think he does. Even after the RG points drop off he'll probably still be in the top 10, totally deserved!

Roger-No.1
03-31-2005, 11:26 PM
His backhand and lob

NATAS81
03-31-2005, 11:30 PM
His between the legs forehand.

Roger-No.1
03-31-2005, 11:33 PM
His between the legs forehand.
Confused....

NATAS81
03-31-2005, 11:36 PM
Confused....
See Agassi vs Gaudio R 16 @ Miami '05

NATAS81
04-01-2005, 04:47 AM
His between the legs forehand.
Worth noting..

He also has a patented serve into the crowd after UEs!

A magician with a tennis racquet!

liptea
04-01-2005, 04:57 AM
The blue socks :angel: And seriously - his backhand, his smile and his extremely humble non-arrogant personality.


And he gave everyone a high-five. And then they all lived happily ever after. Except Guillermo.

When did GM become the Gaston Gaudio channel?

iliketennis
04-01-2005, 04:58 AM
Miami is not his least preffered surface!!

This is a really slow hardcourt, suited pretty well for clay courters as shown by Nadal and Ferrer. Wait till you see him play at the US Open and the AMS in Montreal and Cinci on the faster hardcourts, his record there is pretty bad.

I'm not saying he doesn't deserve a top 10 place, cause I think he does. Even after the RG points drop off he'll probably still be in the top 10, totally deserved!

Yes, you are right. But I don't think (that I know of) he had good results at Miami in the past though. I think his results have boosted his confidence. He will surprise everyone at the US Open this year ;) :cool:

Cervantes
04-01-2005, 05:59 AM
Yes, you are right. But I don't think (that I know of) he had good results at Miami in the past though. I think his results have boosted his confidence. He will surprise everyone at the US Open this year ;) :cool:

New York is a whole different story compared to Miami. The courts are much much faster, which is a severe disadvantage for Gaudio cause he needs time for his shots. I would be surprised if he makes it past the 3rd round.

Aguante_el_Gato
04-01-2005, 02:34 PM
Miami is not his least preffered surface!!

This is a really slow hardcourt, suited pretty well for clay courters as shown by Nadal and Ferrer. Wait till you see him play at the US Open and the AMS in Montreal and Cinci on the faster hardcourts, his record there is pretty bad.

some of his results before RG 2004. (doesn't seem to me that are so bad, and I believe that today, with more confidence, he can improve them).
Montreal, TMS 2003,
Lost to. Federer, R.(SUI ) 2 4-6 6-3 5-7 (I think not so bad)
Cincinnati, TMS 2003,
def. Kendrick, R.(USA ) 122 6-4 6-4
def. Ferrero, JC.(ESP ) 2 6-7(3) 7-6(5) 6-4
lost to Ginepri, R.(USA ) 38 1-6 6-7(4)
Montreal, TMS 2001,
def. Arthurs, W.(AUS ) 53 7-6(4) 7-6(2)
lost to Kuerten, G.(BRA ) 2 1-6 4-6
Cincinnati, TMS 2001,
def. Agassi, A.(USA ) 1 6-4 7-6(3)
lost to Rusedski, G.(GBR ) 26 6-7(2) 6-7(1)

I'm not saying he doesn't deserve a top 10 place, cause I think he does. Even after the RG points drop off he'll probably still be in the top 10, totally deserved!
I agree, and although he has much to defend in RG, also he has much to win, now playing as seeded, in the 3 MS in Clay (Montecarlo, Rome and Hamburg)

Jenrios
04-02-2005, 03:36 PM
- his backhand, his smile and his extremely humble non-arrogant personality.

well said Rosie!

Experimentee
04-02-2005, 04:25 PM
His dropshot hasnt been mentioned yet :worship:

He is even top 10 in the Race, so already he has started the year like a top 10, even without RG.