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Guga's home - Roland Garros 2005

brazuca5copas
05-22-2005, 03:59 PM
Guga, enjoy your tournament !!!!!!

brazuca5copas
05-22-2005, 04:01 PM
Gustavo Kuerten Attends 2005 Roland Garros Draw
Brazilian tennis player Gustavo Kuerten reads the results at the end of the official draw for Roland Garros 2005. Kuerten won Roland Garros in 2000 and 2001.

amethyst
05-22-2005, 06:28 PM
Thanks for the pics, Vanessa!

Gugaīs half of the draw will play on Tuesday. Goooo Guuuuugaaaaaa! :banana: :banana:

I♥PsY@Mus!c
05-23-2005, 01:32 PM
Good luck Guga! :D

Billabong
05-23-2005, 01:41 PM
GOOOOOOOOO GUGAAAAAAAAAAAA:bounce:!!!!!!!!!!!

snaillyyy
05-23-2005, 05:02 PM
GO GUGA!!!!!!!!! :bounce: I will be able to follow too!!!!

User ID 4783
05-23-2005, 07:06 PM
GOOD LUCK GUGA!!!

Billabong
05-23-2005, 08:13 PM
Guga plays tomorrow, check the schedule:)! He plays late though:eek:

amethyst
05-23-2005, 08:45 PM
Gooooo Guuugaaa tomorrow! :banana:
I hope all matches before will be very quick, otherwise I wonīt be able to follow the scores. But matches with Santoro (who is also schedulded on this court) are not very likely to be quick ones :p Well, it may be better for my nerves anyway if I donīt stare at the scoreboard ;)

brazuca5copas
05-23-2005, 09:08 PM
I will have a exame tomorrow at 8 pm I go back home at 10 pm , the Guga's match will probabily start 11 pm , so I think I will able to watch it I just hope the supid ESPN does the coverage of his match :smash: . I'm very nervious about my test and much more about Guga's match :scared: . Good luck to me and to Guga !!!!!! :lol:

Lee
05-23-2005, 09:15 PM
Not sure whether I will have the match on TV :(

amethyst
05-23-2005, 09:23 PM
Iīm quite sure we wonīt have it on TV :( They seldom show the small courts unless a German player is involved.

Good luck for your exam, Vanessa :) It must be hard to have an exam while thinking about Gugas match ;)

brazuca5copas
05-23-2005, 09:32 PM
Iīm quite sure we wonīt have it on TV :( They seldom show the small courts unless a German player is involved.

Good luck for your exam, Vanessa :) It must be hard to have an exam while thinking about Gugas match ;)


Yeah, it's really hard have exam in those days (I wrote "exame" like is writing in portuguese :haha: ). Thank's Claudia ! :hug:

Billabong
05-24-2005, 04:14 PM
Guga may play VERY soon:scared: I remember last year, when he was losing to Almagro:scared: what will happen today:scared:??

amethyst
05-24-2005, 04:58 PM
Iīm sooo nervous :scared:

brazuca5copas
05-24-2005, 05:04 PM
it's just started . Good luck Guga !

Lee
05-24-2005, 05:05 PM
Go Guga!

amethyst
05-24-2005, 05:06 PM
Iīm a bit worried about the windy conditions today. Guga is often in trouble if itīs windy.

Lee
05-24-2005, 05:12 PM
:banghead: got broken even he was up 40-15! And since Roddick is playing, no chance of seeing Guga on ESPN.

amethyst
05-24-2005, 05:14 PM
Looks like Guga is just as nervous as we are!

Billabong
05-24-2005, 05:15 PM
Good start:rolleyes:
deuce on Sanchez's serve

Hello everyone:wavey: I'm glad I'm not the only one nervous here:lol:

Billabong
05-24-2005, 05:16 PM
2-0:( 30-30 on Guga's serve

Guga:rolleyes: 11 UFES in 2 games:(

Lee
05-24-2005, 05:19 PM
I'm so nervous I'm trying to do many other things than staring at the sb.

brazuca5copas
05-24-2005, 05:19 PM
:rolleyes:

Billabong
05-24-2005, 05:19 PM
2 straight Guga UFES, 30-0 on Sanchez's serve, who leads 2-1!
GUGA STOP THOSE UFES!!!!!!!!!!!

Lee
05-24-2005, 05:20 PM
We can say Guga is dictating play. :tape:

Billabong
05-24-2005, 05:23 PM
We can say Guga is dictating play. :tape:

lol definitely;)!
But I thought he would play better than that:(!

down 15-30 on his serve now:(!

Billabong
05-24-2005, 05:26 PM
Guga held, finally;)! but 9 winners to 17 UFES is not so good, he really has to improve on that:eek:! GOOOOOOOOOOO GUGAAAAAAAAAAAAA:banana:!!!!!!!!

brazuca5copas
05-24-2005, 05:27 PM
0-30 come on Guga !

Billabong
05-24-2005, 05:28 PM
Cmon GUGA this is an opening for you:D! Take it:D!!

amethyst
05-24-2005, 05:29 PM
My computer gives me trouble with the scoreboard. :smash: I bet it doesnīt want to show me the UF stat ;)

brazuca5copas
05-24-2005, 05:29 PM
DEUCE ! I can believe

brazuca5copas
05-24-2005, 05:30 PM
OHHHH noooooooo Guga lost a big chance !

Billabong
05-24-2005, 05:33 PM
My scoreboard is stuck:( Cmon GUGA break him!!

Lee
05-24-2005, 05:34 PM
Go Guga!!!!!!! You can break him!!!

amethyst
05-24-2005, 05:35 PM
Guga held serve 3-4. Guga, come on!! Get a rebreak!

Billabong
05-24-2005, 05:38 PM
My scoreboard is still stuck, I give up on it;)!
Cmon Guga BREAK him:D!! this set isn't over!!

Lee
05-24-2005, 05:39 PM
My SB is working. Seb, have you tried to end the session and then brought it back up?

brazuca5copas
05-24-2005, 05:40 PM
oh God ! Guga lost the first set ...

Lee
05-24-2005, 05:40 PM
:banghead: another game up 40-15 and then lost.

Guga down 1st set 3-6.

Billabong
05-24-2005, 05:41 PM
OH no Guga lost the first set 6-3:sad::tears: Gight back GUGA!!

Billabong
05-24-2005, 05:41 PM
My SB is working. Seb, have you tried to end the session and then brought it back up?


It works now:hug: thanks:hug:

but maybe it would be better if it didn't work:lol:

Lee
05-24-2005, 05:42 PM
At least there will be a Brazilian in 2nd round. Saretta won 6-2 7-6 6-3 vs Rusedski.

Billabong
05-24-2005, 05:42 PM
OMG Sanchez is one ugly man:scared: or the UOL website shoce a very bad pic of him:lol:??

Lee
05-24-2005, 05:43 PM
but maybe it would be better if it didn't work:lol:

That's what I was thinking when I saw Guga lost 1st set. :lol:

amethyst
05-24-2005, 05:43 PM
:sad: Not looking good so far.

Billabong
05-24-2005, 05:44 PM
GUGA has 2 bps:banana: take them GUGZ:D!

Lee
05-24-2005, 05:45 PM
*sigh* 0/5 for Guga and 2/2 for Sanchez in bp conversion.

Billabong
05-24-2005, 05:48 PM
*sigh* 0/5 for Guga and 2/2 for Sanchez in bp conversion.

:sad:
AD Sanchezzzzz

amethyst
05-24-2005, 05:49 PM
Guga wasting another 2 bp :sad:

Lee
05-24-2005, 05:52 PM
And Guga is broken again. :sad:

Lee
05-24-2005, 05:53 PM
Brad said he watched Guga practise yesterday and he just couldn't move. :sad:

Billabong
05-24-2005, 05:55 PM
Brad Gilbert said that?? But why?? Guga doesn't feel any pain:sad: I don't understand anything:sad: he's playing terribly:tears: 0-3 now:sad:

amethyst
05-24-2005, 05:55 PM
3-0 Sanchez :bigcry:

Lee, why couldnīt he move? Still hampered by the hip or because he lacks training and fitness?

Lee
05-24-2005, 05:57 PM
Brad didn't say why and I doubt he knows. I keep my fingers crossed that it's just lack training and fitness.

Billabong
05-24-2005, 05:57 PM
3-0 Sanchez :bigcry:

Lee, why couldnīt he move? Still hampered by the hip or because he lacks training and fitness?

It can't be the hip, because he said yesterday his hip was 100% healthy, and he was happy to feel absolutely no pain!!

Lee
05-24-2005, 05:58 PM
:bigcry: Guga is falling apart now. Come on Guga! Fight even you may not win this match!

Billabong
05-24-2005, 06:01 PM
That's just depressing.. it's his favorite surface, he won it 3 times, he feels no pain, not understandable:sad:... I can already hear all the whispers in GM:rolleyes:

amethyst
05-24-2005, 06:02 PM
Guga getīs broken again :sad: For me this seems to be more like a mental thing. Even if he doesnīt move well he should be able to hold serve more often as he has (or at least had) very good serve.

Billabong
05-24-2005, 06:03 PM
Guga getīs broken again :sad: For me this seems to be more like a mental thing. Even if he doesnīt move well he should be able to hold serve more often as he has (or at least had) very good serve.

Yes I also think it's mental.. otherwise there's no explanation:sad:

well he can still come back from 2 sets to 0, but it's always very tough and improbable, and Guga's maybe not physically ready:sad:

amethyst
05-24-2005, 06:04 PM
That's just depressing.. it's his favorite surface, he won it 3 times, he feels no pain, not understandable:sad:... I can already hear all the whispers in GM:rolleyes:

Maybe the pressure is too high at RG?

Lee
05-24-2005, 06:05 PM
With his fitness, it's a bit too much to think he can come back from 2 sets behind.

But getting bagel really puzzles my mind and please at least win a game here, Guga.

brazuca5copas
05-24-2005, 06:05 PM
I'm agree with you Claudia, I think this is a mental problem. :(

amethyst
05-24-2005, 06:05 PM
Yes I also think it's mental.. otherwise there's no explanation:sad:

well he can still come back from 2 sets to 0, but it's always very tough and improbable, and Guga's maybe not physically ready:sad:

I doubt heīs physically and mentally ready to come back :sad:

Lee
05-24-2005, 06:06 PM
Vanessa, are you watching?

From the stat, I'm a bit worry Guga is hurting. His serve is way off in speed in 2nd set than in 1st.

brazuca5copas
05-24-2005, 06:07 PM
I'm really upset... :bigcry:

Lee
05-24-2005, 06:08 PM
Seb, stay away from GM like plague!

brazuca5copas
05-24-2005, 06:08 PM
Lee, I'm not watching, btw thank's a lot stupid ESPN.

Billabong
05-24-2005, 06:09 PM
Really Lee:sad:?? what's the speed:sad:??

I♥PsY@Mus!c
05-24-2005, 06:09 PM
I'm depressed. :bigcry: Andre was out,now you...

Lee
05-24-2005, 06:10 PM
Really Lee:sad:?? what's the speed:sad:??

In 1st set, Guga 1st serve was around 190 but it's around 175 in 2nd set. His 2nd serve downed to around 145. 2 dfs with no ace.

amethyst
05-24-2005, 06:11 PM
Seb, stay away from GM like plague!

Yeah, the best thing about GM is that you are free to ignore it ;)

Billabong
05-24-2005, 06:11 PM
Well guess what:confused: Guga broke:scratch:

Lee
05-24-2005, 06:11 PM
When you least expect, Guga broke Sanchez. :rolleyes:

amethyst
05-24-2005, 06:12 PM
Break for Guga :eek: I hope he can hold serve now!

Billabong
05-24-2005, 06:12 PM
When you least expect, Guga broke Sanchez. :rolleyes:

A break is only useful when you're able to hold it;)! Let's see what happens here;)!

brazuca5copas
05-24-2005, 06:13 PM
Hey the ESPN Brazil show the match now, Guga has a big crowd !

amethyst
05-24-2005, 06:13 PM
2-0 Guga :eek: Now Guga keep fighting!!!!!!

Lee
05-24-2005, 06:14 PM
easy hold by guga with 2 aces. May be Sanchez thought he's in cruise control and he made 4 UEs with no winner while Guga has 3 winners and no UE.

Billabong
05-24-2005, 06:14 PM
Hey the ESPN Brazil show the match now, Guga has a big crowd !
Cool, tell us how Guga is playing:D!

I♥PsY@Mus!c
05-24-2005, 06:15 PM
Come on!Go Guga! :bounce:

brazuca5copas
05-24-2005, 06:15 PM
they sing "ole ole ole ola Guga Guga" :)

Lee
05-24-2005, 06:15 PM
Keep the UEs down, GUGA!!!!

amethyst
05-24-2005, 06:16 PM
they sing "ole ole ole ola Guga Guga" :)

They must be a very optimistic crowd ;)

Billabong
05-24-2005, 06:16 PM
Sanchez held easily too, 1-2, Guga will serve... CAN HE COME BACK FROM 2 SETS DOWN?? If he can do it in one single tournament, it's in Roland Garros! Cmon Guga show us the magic of RG again:D!

brazuca5copas
05-24-2005, 06:17 PM
They must be a very optimistic crowd ;)

Yeah !

Lee
05-24-2005, 06:18 PM
You got to be kidding me, ESPN announcer (I think he's Tim Ryan or Dick?) said Safin "the surprised winner in Australia" :rolleyes:

brazuca5copas
05-24-2005, 06:18 PM
ohhhhhhhh noooooooooo the ESPN go back show Coria :banghead: !!!! OMG I want die !!!!! I hate this stupid channel :smash: :fiery:

amethyst
05-24-2005, 06:20 PM
Guga holds again 3-1 :) At least he shows heīs willing to fight!

Lee
05-24-2005, 06:22 PM
ohhhhhhhh noooooooooo the ESPN go back show Coria :banghead: !!!! OMG I want die !!!!! I hate this stupid channel :smash: :fiery:

This match should end in any second.

Billabong
05-24-2005, 06:25 PM
Guga up 3-2 now.. Another security break would be good for Guga, no:)?

Lee
05-24-2005, 06:25 PM
4-2 Guga. Only lost 2 points on serve so far.

Go Guga!!!!!!!!

amethyst
05-24-2005, 06:26 PM
Guga holds again! And can you believe it one more winner than UF in set 3!

Billabong
05-24-2005, 06:27 PM
It's a lot more positive set for Guga.. I'm sure in the back of his mind he still believes:)! GO GUGA:D!!

I♥PsY@Mus!c
05-24-2005, 06:29 PM
Anyone save his NetCams? ;) Would you post it here later cos I have to sleep now. :zzz:

brazuca5copas
05-24-2005, 06:29 PM
The ESPN just ended the coverage and say "see you tomorrow" :eek: :timebomb: :timebomb: :timebomb: :timebomb:

brazuca5copas
05-24-2005, 06:30 PM
stay focus now Guga !

Billabong
05-24-2005, 06:31 PM
The ESPN just ended the coverage and say "see you tomorrow" :eek: :timebomb: :timebomb: :timebomb: :timebomb:
Here in North America, you ca be sure they'll show the entire Roddick match;)! But they did show an updated scoreboard of Guga's match, but I didn't want to hear their comments;)!

Billabong
05-24-2005, 06:32 PM
NO break point! GUGA save it!

amethyst
05-24-2005, 06:34 PM
Uffffffff Guga saves 2 bp and holds!

Lee
05-24-2005, 06:35 PM
Phew! That's a scary game. Guga had trouble with putting his first serve in. Only one 1st serve out of 8 and that's on game point.

Billabong
05-24-2005, 06:38 PM
GUGA thank:hug: Now win this set and this match! GOOOOO:D!

Deuce on Sanchez' serve:eek:

Lee
05-24-2005, 06:38 PM
Come On GUGA!!!! BREAK!!!!!

Billabong
05-24-2005, 06:38 PM
Set point:eek: take it GUGZ:D!!

Lee
05-24-2005, 06:39 PM
Sanchez saved 2 bps. Come on Guga, serve for the set!

brazuca5copas
05-24-2005, 06:39 PM
Now is the time , vamos Guga !!!!!

amethyst
05-24-2005, 06:40 PM
Sanchez saves 2 setpoints :( I hope Guga doesnīt think too much about the wasted opportunities and manages to serve for set.

Billabong
05-24-2005, 06:42 PM
Cmon Guga:bounce:!!

Lee
05-24-2005, 06:43 PM
:banana:

brazuca5copas
05-24-2005, 06:43 PM
yeahhhhhhhh

Lee
05-24-2005, 06:44 PM
Guga still has trouble with his 1st serve this game but his 2nd serve is good enough to win the game.

amethyst
05-24-2005, 06:44 PM
Third set for Guga :bounce:

Who needs a roller coaster when you can have a Guga match? ;)

Lee
05-24-2005, 06:44 PM
Third set for Guga :bounce:

Who needs a roller coaster when you can have a Guga match? ;)

It's really tough as my stomach has been killing me since last night.

Lee
05-24-2005, 06:46 PM
Will ESPN show this match if Roddick finishes Tsonga? I really hope so.

amethyst
05-24-2005, 06:46 PM
It's really tough as my stomach has been killing me since last night.

:hug: I hope you will get better soon! Being a Guga fan unfortunately aggravates such things;)

amethyst
05-24-2005, 06:47 PM
Hopefully Guga can keep this level and doesnīt drop mentally!

Billabong
05-24-2005, 06:47 PM
Guga:banana: Awesome, keep it up:yeah: still a long way to go, but I believe in you:worship:!!

Billabong
05-24-2005, 06:48 PM
Guga still has trouble with his 1st serve this game but his 2nd serve is good enough to win the game.

How's the speed in the 3rd set? better I hope:)?

Lee
05-24-2005, 06:50 PM
6 UEs in 2 games :rolleyes:

Seb, his service speed is back to normal but the problem is, he's not putting his 1st serve in.

amethyst
05-24-2005, 06:51 PM
Oh no, break for Sanchez! Keep fighting Guga!

Billabong
05-24-2005, 06:53 PM
NOOOOOO GUGA Please come back:sad:!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Lee
05-24-2005, 06:53 PM
Guga is doing all the damage to himself. 10 UEs in 3 games. Sanchez only needs to make sure his get the ball inside the court. :rolleyes:

Billabong
05-24-2005, 06:54 PM
Guga is doing all the damage to himself. 10 UEs in 3 games. Sanchez only needs to make sure his get the ball inside the court. :rolleyes:

I'm glad it's not shown on TV, I would be depressed... after a beautiful 3rd set, this 4th is garbage so far:tears:

amethyst
05-24-2005, 06:55 PM
:sad: Why doesnīt he manage to get some confidence from the third set????

Lee
05-24-2005, 06:58 PM
Finally a game in 4th set. Still 13 UEs in 4 games are just awful.

amethyst
05-24-2005, 06:59 PM
Guga holds, at least heīs not falling completely apart like in second set.

But these UF are really depressing :sad:

Billabong
05-24-2005, 06:59 PM
Let's hope he can break, that's his only chance to still be alive in this tournament:sad:.. has Guga ever lost in 1st round of RG:sad:??

Lee
05-24-2005, 07:00 PM
16 UEs in 5 games. What's Guga doing out there!!!!!!

User ID 4783
05-24-2005, 07:02 PM
its not looking good :sad:

Lee
05-24-2005, 07:02 PM
Damn!!! ESPN is going to talk for the rest of the hour?

Lee
05-24-2005, 07:03 PM
You got to be kidding me! ESPN show Jarkko/Agassi match again. :banghead:

User ID 4783
05-24-2005, 07:04 PM
Damn!!! ESPN is going to talk for the rest of the hour?
Eurosport is showing a replay of Sharapova's match... for the second time today :mad:

Billabong
05-24-2005, 07:04 PM
You got to be kidding me! ESPN show Jarkko/Agassi match again. :banghead:

Give me a gun. I'll kill ESPN right now:mad:

I can't believe they did this to us:eek: Plus it's a very sad match to watch, I just can't believe it...

Lee
05-24-2005, 07:04 PM
1-5 and it's almost over. :sad:

brazuca5copas
05-24-2005, 07:04 PM
ooooooooooohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh noooooooooooooooo

Billabong
05-24-2005, 07:05 PM
It's over guys:sad: Guga down 1-5 in 4th set:sad: sad to see:sad:

User ID 4783
05-24-2005, 07:06 PM
actually i'm glad it's not on tv

brazuca5copas
05-24-2005, 07:06 PM
... no words ...

Billabong
05-24-2005, 07:06 PM
actually i'm glad it's not on tv

me too:sad: no comeback today:sad::tears:

I'll be depressed for the rest of the day now:tears:

Lee
05-24-2005, 07:07 PM
It over. 4-6 0-6 6-4 1-6 and Guga only won 1 point on Sanchez's serve in 4th set with 22 UEs which is 5 1/2 games

:sad: :sad: :sad: :sad:

User ID 4783
05-24-2005, 07:08 PM
I'll be depressed for the rest of the day now:tears:
fortunately there are only 4 hours left here :tears:

amethyst
05-24-2005, 07:08 PM
:bigcry: Lee, I think itīs time for your group-hug-smilie!

Billabong
05-24-2005, 07:08 PM
Probably Guga's worst match ever in RG:sad:

We need a grouphug:hug:

Lee
05-24-2005, 07:09 PM
http://www.mainzelahr.de/smile/liebe/grouphug.gif

Lee
05-24-2005, 07:10 PM
Not a good day for former champions. Costa, Guga and Agassi all out in 1st round.

Ferrero is the only surviver.

amethyst
05-24-2005, 07:11 PM
Not a good day for former champions. Costa, Guga and Agassi all out in 1st round.

Yes, a very depressing day for Agassi, too :sad:

Lee
05-24-2005, 07:14 PM
Yes, a very depressing day for Agassi, too :sad:

Even I don't like Agassi, watching him in the last 2 sets was painful. He should retire but he wants to keep his great record in GS :shrug: and the gamblers who bet on Jarkko will be forever grateful.

amethyst
05-24-2005, 07:14 PM
http://www.mainzelahr.de/smile/liebe/grouphug.gif

Thanks for the smilie!
At least none of us is suffering alone here.

Lee
05-24-2005, 07:19 PM
Back to Claudia's previous question. Guga only lost in 1st round of RG was the first time he played in 1996. He lost in 2nd round in 1998 and the worst results other than these were 4th round in 2002 and 2003 after his 1st hip surgery.

So, this year's lost in 1st round is very bad, IMO.

Billabong
05-24-2005, 07:22 PM
Even I don't like Agassi, watching him in the last 2 sets was painful. He should retire but he wants to keep his great record in GS :shrug: and the gamblers who bet on Jarkko will be forever grateful.

I agree:hug: But you have the occasion to watch the other sets, as ESPN shows it again:lol::sad: *sigh* very sad day for my first day of vacations:sad:

Cris
05-24-2005, 07:24 PM
Guga :sad: Only watched the start of the match, too many UE's, still no confidence :sad:
Agassi leaving the court today was painful to watch :awww:
:hug: To all Guga fans

Billabong
05-24-2005, 07:25 PM
Thanks for the smilie!
At least none of us is suffering alone here.

Yah:hug: Thank you guys, I start to feel a little better:) But I admitt I REALLY expected Guga to win that one, so that's a huge blow for me:sad:

amethyst
05-24-2005, 07:27 PM
Back to Claudia's previous question. Guga only lost in 1st round of RG was the first time he played in 1996. He lost in 2nd round in 1998 and the worst results other than these were 4th round in 2002 and 2003 after his 1st hip surgery.

So, this year's lost in 1st round is very bad, IMO.

Surely this loss is bad, but his results before RG already indicated heīs not playing well. We canīt exspect him to "switch" things on once he is in Paris.

I have to go now, hubbie is waiting impatiently for me and will hopefully cheer me up.
Another big hug :hug: for all fellow Gugaholics!

Billabong
05-24-2005, 07:28 PM
Cya later Claudia:kiss: Let's hope the Guga fans will have some bright moments soon:)!

Billabong
05-24-2005, 07:29 PM
I don't want to make more people sad, but Guga's rank goes under 220 now:sad:

jasmine(usa)
05-24-2005, 07:29 PM
:sad: Sorry about Guga's loss! :sad: :hug::hug::hug:

Lee
05-24-2005, 07:32 PM
I don't want to make more people sad, but Guga's rank goes under 220 now:sad:

Guga should play some challengers. Look at Agassi and now Blake. In today's interview with ESPN, James said winning the 2 challengers helped him a lot.

sol
05-24-2005, 08:33 PM
:sad: Sorry about Guga's loss! :sad: :hug::hug::hug:

Thanks, Jas :hug:

I'm so :sad: :sad: :sad: ... :banghead:

Hagar
05-24-2005, 08:47 PM
http://www.mainzelahr.de/smile/liebe/grouphug.gif

I want to join... :sad:
I hope Guga finds his great game of the past and comes back with a vengeance next year...

amethyst
05-24-2005, 09:25 PM
This article from the French Open site describes the match:


Fans, desire not enough for faltering Guga
By David Tutton
Tuesday, May 24, 2005

Despite the typically unfailing support of his legion of fans, Gustavo Kuerten fell in four sets to Spaniard David Sanchez. The 6-3, 6-0, 4-6, 6-1 loss will be hard to swallow for the genial Brazilian, who, even at his beloved Roland Garros, appears to be finding it harder and harder to get his game back on track.

The stats never lie, and one stat in particular stands out from this often lopsided encounter: 83. That is the number of unforced errors Kuerten committed, and, inevitably, the number of points handed over to the grateful Sanchez. The Spaniard may be 138th in the world, with a modest 2005 record of 4 wins for 10 defeats, but he was not about to pass up on such gifts. Rarely, in 42 previous matches at the French, can Guga have been so profligate. Only in the third set did he come close to the form he showed last year, when he beat Federer on a run to the quarters.

Paying the price for impatience

Guga was visibly lacking in confidence, no doubt as a result of his faltering return from injury. Two wins in six matches is a paltry season return and the lack of competitive match experience was evident in the way the three-time former champ uncharacteristically chased the game and pushed too hard at the wrong times.

For one set, the third, the Kuerten of old was back, thumping backhand winners down the line, pulling cross-court drop shots out of nowhere, whipping passing shots past his bewildered opponent and serving aces seemingly at will.

And then, suddenly, at the start of the fourth, and just as the crowd were cheering his every move, the Kuerten of the first two sets was back. The magical winners became sloppy unforced errors, and the match slipped away. Sanchez, in contrast, kept his mind on his job, reduced his unforced errors to a minimum (29), and brought home the win. Guga has gone, Agassi too. They will be sorely missed.

blosson
05-24-2005, 10:01 PM
Today's Guga was not the Guga we know.
The number of unforced errors are unbelievable.
It brings tears to my eyes to see him out in the 1st round. He won't do much during the grass season either... :sad:

His home is somebody else's home now... even sadder :sad:

tall_one
05-24-2005, 10:17 PM
Guga should play some challengers. Look at Agassi and now Blake. In today's interview with ESPN, James said winning the 2 challengers helped him a lot.
yeah i think that would help too, he can just skip the grass season and go play a few challengers to get his rank & confidence up


take care everyone http://www.dinarasafina.net/forum/images/smiles/icon_superhug.gif

Billabong
05-25-2005, 02:27 AM
There's an article on the UOL website, and Guga says he won't play until July 15th:confused: so again he skips Wimbledon! He'll come back for Davis Cup, then Umag and all the hardcourt season I guess;)!

He said the problem was his mental, exactly as we expected (we know him well, don't we;))! He knows he can come back like before:yeah: Guga knows how to make his fans happy:)!

I♥PsY@Mus!c
05-25-2005, 05:26 AM
He said the problem was his mental, exactly as we expected (we know him well, don't we;))! He knows he can come back like before:yeah: Guga knows how to make his fans happy:)!

It's much better than having the physical problem again. :)
A little bit sad for him,but he still has lots of chance to win, :yeah: good luck. ;)

PennyThePenguin
05-25-2005, 04:40 PM
guga...:hug: :sad:

Lee
05-25-2005, 06:48 PM
There's an article on the UOL website, and Guga says he won't play until July 15th:confused: so again he skips Wimbledon! He'll come back for Davis Cup, then Umag and all the hardcourt season I guess;)!

He said the problem was his mental, exactly as we expected (we know him well, don't we;))! He knows he can come back like before:yeah: Guga knows how to make his fans happy:)!

I have a problem here.

If his problem is really mental, he should play more matches at a lower level like IS or challenger. He's already rusty, then why played only 2 months with 8 matches and stopped for another 6 weeks. That's totally don't make sense to me unless he's hurting physically. I'm really not buying what he's saying.

amethyst
05-25-2005, 07:07 PM
Lee, I totally agree with you. Not playing any competitive matches till July 15th wonīt do him any good in my opinion. And if I understand what heīs saying on his website, he still plans to play the big tournaments after Davis Cup using his protected ranking. This doesīnt make much sense to me either.
But if all this means he is hurting Iīm not sure. There also could be other explanations (being not sure how to deal with the situation and buying time or overestimating his ability to compete in big tournaments or simply wanting some holiday in Brazil are just a few I can think of). Or maybe he has just a completely different approach to the situation than we have. We canīt really know.

Lee
05-25-2005, 07:37 PM
I wish my theory is wrong too (actually desperately).

edit: My theory is Guga is still hurting.

amethyst
05-25-2005, 07:53 PM
I wish my theory is wrong too (actually desperately).

So far I have no theory (or maybe too many confusing theories melting together) because I still canīt think clearly. Not the losses, but all these bagels and mental meltdowns are worrying me.

Billabong
05-25-2005, 09:00 PM
You're right girls, I didn't think about that:confused: strange indeed, he won't any get rhythm or mental strenght at all with that long break:sad::(

holagirl56
06-04-2005, 03:01 AM
I'm really sorry to bring up an old thread, but just wanted to put my opinion forth because I haven't been here in a while.

I think that Guga is rusty, as much as I would hate to say it, and I agree with you guys. Weeks off the tour won't do him any good, it doesn't matter how hard he trains, because there are some things that you can't replicate and that are only in matches. Like the pressure of break point, match point, etc. The only way to build confidence is match play also.

The more tennis he plays, the better he gets. Staying home and training will not be the biggest part. Improving fitness is important, but everything that he works on should be equally balanced.

BUT, GO GUGA!

Billabong
06-04-2005, 03:15 AM
I agree holagirl:yeah:!