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Will Coria defend Montecarlo?

alfonsojose
04-03-2005, 12:03 AM
Will he start the clay season strongly winning it again? I think No

Daniel
04-03-2005, 12:22 AM
No

Roger-No.1
04-03-2005, 12:36 AM
:shrug:

Fedex
04-03-2005, 12:42 AM
No

NATAS81
04-03-2005, 12:44 AM
No, he won't win any slam this year either.

jazz_girl
04-03-2005, 12:58 AM
I have no idea...He just played two clay matches this year, in the DC and won both of them, but that doesn't say anything...

Roger-No.1
04-03-2005, 01:05 AM
NATAS, that av....

Happy Baldy!

You're :devil:

NATAS81
04-03-2005, 01:16 AM
NATAS, that av....

Happy Baldy!

You're :devil:
I seeeeee into the futureeeeeeeeee........ Nooooooot an easyyyyy goooo at Federerrrr in Miamiiiiii (psychic accent)

bad gambler
04-03-2005, 01:16 AM
no

another argentine will :D

Art&Soul
04-03-2005, 01:50 AM
No :D
I see many "no" here so i just add one more ;)

Chloe le Bopper
04-03-2005, 04:24 AM
It depends on his draw. Writing Coria off on clay, especially before seeing the draw, is never smart.

buddyholly
04-03-2005, 04:30 AM
If he plays in the tournament he is defending his title. So definitely, yes. Do you mean ''repeat''?

NATAS81
04-03-2005, 04:30 AM
It depends on his draw. Writing Coria off on clay, especially before seeing the draw, is never smart.
Sorry Chloe, judging on his Miami performance he's gonna have to bring alot more on clay!

Dent is a superior HC player though, so it's tough to say. Dent would have won 8 of 10 if played over or again.

But good observation Chlo!

Let's hope Coria doesn't blow like Mogilny's knee! lolol!

NATAS81
04-03-2005, 04:32 AM
If he plays in the tournament he is defending his title. So definitely, yes. Do you mean ''repeat''?
Agreed. The proper title should've been "Will Coria Repeat as Monte Carlo champion?"

Top draw, Kensington! (buddyholly)

Chloe le Bopper
04-03-2005, 04:33 AM
Sorry Chloe, judging on his Miami performance he's gonna have to bring alot more on clay!

Dent is a superior HC player though, so it's tough to say. Dent would have won 8 of 10 if played over or again.

But good observation Chlo!

Let's hope Coria doesn't blow like Mogilny's knee! lolol!
I agree that he hasn't demonstrated the same form as last year and that it will be difficult for him to win unless he steps it up. If he doesn't, he's out of the top 10, so pressure might be a factor. He probably won't be my pick when the draw comes out :shrug: I just won't write him off :banana:

Scotso
04-03-2005, 04:33 AM
I'd say probably not.

Chloe le Bopper
04-03-2005, 04:34 AM
Mogilny's knee needs to play for another team, btw.

NATAS81
04-03-2005, 04:37 AM
I agree that he hasn't demonstrated the same form as last year and that it will be difficult for him to win unless he steps it up. If he doesn't, he's out of the top 10, so pressure might be a factor. He probably won't be my pick when the draw comes out :shrug: I just won't write him off :banana:
When was his last Grand Slam win? They showed him in the Miami "champions" commercial here on ESPN. He must be thought of as someone with a promising clay court season!

Vamos Guillermo Coria (Yaremo!) :woohoo:

And yes, Mogilny's best days were in Buffalo when he tallied 76 goals in the 94-95 (I think) season!! Lucky for him, he was acquired by NJ so he picked up his ring (or did he :shrug: )

Chloe le Bopper
04-03-2005, 04:40 AM
When was his last Grand Slam win?

What do you mean? He won 3 matches in Australia before losing to Nalbandian. That was a good showing, all things considered.

They showed him in the Miami "champions" commercial here on ESPN. He must be thought of as someone with a promising clay court season!

He's popular among the 12 year olds because he kind of looks like them. That's probably why they are pimping him off in commercials :yeah:



And yes, Mogilny's best days were in Buffalo when he tallied 76 goals in the 94-95 (I think) season!! Lucky for him, he was acquired by NJ so he picked up his ring (or did he :shrug: )

Yeah, he did. Mogilny is okay by me, he's just old and injured and useless a lot of the time. He's good when he can play, but then he just breaks again. Just like all the other geezers in Toronto.

NYCtennisfan
04-03-2005, 04:42 AM
Who knows? I would say no because the odds are against it just the like the odds are against most players winning the tournament at the start (see betting rates) other than super dominant players like Federer or Sampras in the past.

NATAS81
04-03-2005, 04:53 AM
Ok. This is a hard ass post to pull off, but I'm attempting to work on quoting individual phrases and replying as necessary. Props Chloe!

What do you mean? He won 3 matches in Australia before losing to Nalbandian. That was a good showing, all things considered.
I was just curious. Didn't he pick up a French along the way? He had a great fight against Gaudio last year!

He's popular among the 12 year olds because he kind of looks like them. That's probably why they are pimping him off in commercials :yeah:
lol, He's got that babyface to him, huh? :) Pretty smooth. He must use alot of soap and water, and a nice shave too BTW! :cool:

Yeah, he did. Mogilny is okay by me, he's just old and injured and useless a lot of the time. He's good when he can play, but then he just breaks again. Just like all the other geezers in Toronto.
Mogilny can still put up 20 I think. He should be used as a PK threat as well + 1st/2nd line. Klee is slow and aging. But you have a great team! I really hate Belfour though. 99 finals!! Grrr! NO GOAL! :mad:

Roger-No.1
04-03-2005, 04:58 AM
Mwa-ha-ha!!! *looking for psychic smilie*

NATAS, you're :devil: because you have one of the best Baldy avatars.

was thinking about stealing one, but aren't we :angel:?


Now, Will Coria win MonteCarlo?

Last year, the easy answer was YES, of course he will win (No draw was needed, just give him the trophy)

An now, the easy answer is No....

but Coria is Coria and is working hard to win Monte Carlo again.

Great things happen in clay season.

NATAS81
04-03-2005, 05:11 AM
Mwa-ha-ha!!! *looking for psychic smilie*

NATAS, you're :devil: because you have one of the best Baldy avatars.

was thinking about stealing one, but aren't we :angel:?
LOL! This is absolute classic! Thank you so much! I take pride in this because it's hand crafted - Resized and cropped to perfection, to get the hand in there as if he's calling the spirit world - His head acting as the crystal ball - and the pure smile on the face - He always has that "dazed" look.. lol Gotta love Dr Dre! :lol: :wavey:

I would absolutely love for you to cop one of my Andre pics! I pick them myself and do the work, I'll resize for you and everything - Good quality too! Just PM me if you want your own DELUXE DR DRE of THUGANOMICS avatar!!! (COLLECT ALL 8 ! ) :bounce:

An now, the easy answer is No....
What would you say, in your own words, is Coria's main problem this year compared to last? Groundstrokes? Movement? Maybe a past injury lingering??

I think he has a great chance to save his many clay court points! Vamos Yaremo! :yeah:

Federerhingis
04-03-2005, 05:16 AM
He might be in a bit of a slump trying to find his game, but clay is his favorite surface we shouldnt forget. He surely can, will he? Thats up for grabs, I'd say hes got a good chance to repeat if he finds his rhythm and good form.

gravity
04-03-2005, 05:20 AM
I'd pick him to win whatever the draw. He is el mago on clay. This is the point of the season where he rediscovers his best form.

Roger-No.1
04-03-2005, 05:22 AM
LOL! This is absolute classic! Thank you so much! I take pride in this because it's hand crafted - Resized and cropped to perfection, to get the hand in there as if he's calling the spirit world - His head acting as the crystal ball - and the pure smile on the face - He always has that "dazed" look.. lol Gotta love Dr Dre! :lol: :wavey:
Yeah, his facial expression is very peaceful.

I would absolutely love for you to cop one of my Andre pics! I pick them myself and do the work, I'll resize for you and everything - Good quality too! Just PM me if you want your own DELUXE DR DRE of THUGANOMICS avatar!!! (COLLECT ALL 8 ! ) :bounce:
Thanks. :D

What would you say, in your own words, is Coria's main problem this year compared to last? Groundstrokes? Movement? Maybe a past injury lingering??
Lack of confidence and the past injury lingering in his mind.

He had to change his serve motion.

I think he has a great chance to save his many clay court points! Vamos Yaremo! :yeah:
He does, you can expect him to be better on clay.

NATAS81
04-03-2005, 05:33 AM
Yeah, his facial expression is very peaceful.
He is very camera friendly. This was his exhibition vs Federer. I'm sure you'll like it even more now! :D

Thanks. :D
Anytime, man! :wavey: I specialize in doing avatars! :yeah: I love making them. Pictures say alot!

Lack of confidence and the past injury lingering in his mind.

He had to change his serve motion.
Ok, what injury was it? Sounds like shoulder or abdominal strain. :sad:

Thanks for the breakdown of King Coria, PMac! ;)

He does, you can expect him to be better on clay.
Wow! I hope he does! So many people saying great things about his clay game! It's a shame ESPN doesn't show these clay tourneys! I hope an American faces a gaucho at RG, sounds like real good stuff! :yeah:

foul_dwimmerlaik
04-03-2005, 05:53 AM
Does Coria play Valencia?

ETA: Never mind, saw the draw.

Chloe le Bopper
04-03-2005, 06:04 AM
I was just curious. Didn't he pick up a French along the way? He had a great fight against Gaudio last year!


Really? No. He lost.


Mogilny can still put up 20 I think. He should be used as a PK threat as well + 1st/2nd line. Klee is slow and aging. But you have a great team! I really hate Belfour though. 99 finals!! Grrr! NO GOAL! :mad:

I remember the panic when Toronto got rid of Cujo and signed Belfour. HA.

Chloe le Bopper
04-03-2005, 06:04 AM
Does Coria play Valencia?
Nope.

foul_dwimmerlaik
04-03-2005, 06:08 AM
Nope.
Thanks. So, right into the fray, eh? Warm-ups are for wussies? We'll see.

Tatanka
04-03-2005, 06:10 AM
no

Roger-No.1
04-03-2005, 09:42 AM
7 Yes

21 No

Chloe le Bopper
04-03-2005, 09:51 AM
7 fine, upstanding individuals.

21 HATAS.

makro120
04-03-2005, 10:39 AM
I hope he faces Federer in the queterfinal or something so federer can destroy him on clay once again. Coria fans seem to think the hamburg final was only a fluke or that the surface was not enought clay, now I want Federer to beat him once in every of these 3 events but I am not sure he will get far enought to face him, or if even Coria will be good enought.

alfonsojose
04-08-2005, 09:54 PM
Bump :devil:

star
04-08-2005, 10:31 PM
I doubt that Coria can defend his title. He's not playing as well this year as he played last year.

That said, I would be overjoyed if he won. I'd love for him to be kissing that big trophy once again. :)

lucashg
04-09-2005, 12:30 AM
I hope he faces Federer in the queterfinal or something so federer can destroy him on clay once again. Coria fans seem to think the hamburg final was only a fluke or that the surface was not enought clay, now I want Federer to beat him once in every of these 3 events but I am not sure he will get far enought to face him, or if even Coria will be good enought.

Nope, Coria can win Hamburg this year if Federer wins Monte Carlo and Rome, but as this is almost impossible, I just want each to take one of the clay AMS events and let the other to Nadal or Gaudio, hehe.

Vamos Coria! ;)

JeLuliA88
04-09-2005, 06:23 AM
He hasn't played that many matches on clay, so who knows? although if he has the form from last year, then possibly yes.

Plastic Bertrand
04-09-2005, 06:58 AM
Coria is always a chance in any claycourt event and I think he should be able to get back into claycourt tennis without too many problems, as for whether he will defend the title. I am not sure about that I would like to see the draw first, but he is very comfortable playing in Monte Carlo and that will help him.

NATAS81
04-09-2005, 07:23 AM
Clay tournaments turn the ATP into the WTA for a week.

You could say anybody will win.

uNIVERSE mAN
04-09-2005, 01:31 PM
Last year's Monte-Carlo field was weak, the draw was decimated.

Rezandinah
04-09-2005, 02:39 PM
I think that he can do it if he plays at his real level on clay.

Peoples
04-09-2005, 03:14 PM
No way.

User id 7816
04-09-2005, 03:22 PM
well, considering the odds he has to win RG, whatever draws he has from now on it shouldnt really matter right, he'll be supposed to win anyone except Roger....but I as many ppl doubt he's got the best form right now to win in MC, so I'd rather say No. :devil: but u never know right.

Rezandinah
04-09-2005, 03:34 PM
Bunch of defaitists :D
Who did bet on Clijsters' chances before Indian Wells and Miami ? And though she did it ;)
I believe that Coria still has his chance on clay :cool:

User id 7816
04-09-2005, 03:40 PM
Who did bet on Clijsters' chances before Indian Wells and Miami ? And though she did it ;)

Kim was dead straight for Miami! :p :)

tennischick
04-09-2005, 04:35 PM
i watched Coria's matches from last year (the tennis channel is replaying them this weekend), and i think he can do it again. he is just so awesome on clay. and you get the sense that he is always strategising, always thinking, always trying to figure out a way to manipulate racket and ball to help him win. he can do it again. and he has my permission to beat Federer just this once ;)

Sjengster
04-09-2005, 04:39 PM
With that draw I can't see him losing before the semis; Mathieu, Beck, the awesome might of Lisnard/Johansson the Elder on clay and then Ferrer, Henman or Zab in the quarters won't have him shaking in his shoes. Then things get a little more interesting...

Action Jackson
04-09-2005, 04:41 PM
A great draw for Coria.

tennischick
04-09-2005, 04:41 PM
i'd love to see his match against Mathieu. they have such contrasting style -- should make for a lovely match. Coria in straights tho'.