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Thomas Johansson attacks coria

swede
09-16-2005, 07:18 PM
http://aftonbladet.se/vss/telegram/0,1082,65817884_537__,00.html

"Coria is the player on the tour you really dislike. He makes stupid comments and he is generally pompous"

I like that the swedish players say what they think about the other players on the tour. It suprises me that it never creates big headlines outside sweden. I think for example about Jonas comments about the willimas sisters etc.

Chloe le Bopper
09-16-2005, 07:19 PM
:haha:

Coria wins :hearts:

Rosa Luxembourg
09-16-2005, 07:35 PM
It's unprofessional if you ask me. Imagine you badmouth someone you work with.

Sjengster
09-16-2005, 07:37 PM
It's also unprofessional to complain about balls that are a foot inside the line and, with incredible hypocrisy, accuse other players of being paranoid. Oh well, whatcha gonna do?

Jimnik
09-16-2005, 07:39 PM
"Coria is the player on the tour you really dislike. He makes stupid comments and he is generally pompous"

:haha: :yeah:

Doesn't seem like the type of comment you would usually hear from T Johansson or any Swedish player.

swede
09-16-2005, 07:45 PM
COME ON...

it's just an honest opinion. He also said that Coria is a very good tennis player. But I think if someone ask you what you think of a person you should be honest. Espacially if you find the person very nice or like coria, an idiot. And hey, what would the tennis, in an historic perspectiv be without some honest opinions?.. I like honest anwers.

And hey, swedes usually dont make enemies and comments like this. but swedes are pretty honest people. I'm sure Thomas didnt mean to create an argument or fight. But in sweden journalists and sportsmen talk friendly and in an hoinest way with eachother. And this journalist decided to quote thomas, and of course thats right.

swede
09-16-2005, 07:48 PM
It's unprofessional if you ask me. Imagine you badmouth someone you work with.

Work with?.. I would rather say work against. But perhaps burger king and mc donalds work with eachother, I mean they do the same thing;)

And as long you are honest with what u think I think it's just fine.

Action Jackson
09-16-2005, 07:50 PM
Work with?.. I would rather say work against. But perhaps burger king and mc donalds work with eachother, I mean they do the same thing;)

And as long you are honest with what u think I think it's just fine.

Jeg forstår det.

I mean it's better to know openly than someone being nice to the face, but really disliking you.

jrm
09-16-2005, 07:51 PM
Coming from Thomas Johansson - than you know it's a problem cause he never complains!

*Ljubica*
09-16-2005, 07:54 PM
Coming from Thomas Johansson - than you know it's a problem cause he never complains!

Exactly - I would sat ToJo is one of the nicest, most honest and straightforward guys on the tour - and someone who most of the other players respect.

Peoples
09-16-2005, 07:55 PM
Coria's technique sucks, or to be politically correct, "is awkward". His game is crap to watch for most people. He's got a record of nandrolone use. He's arrogant in his on court behaviour (no sportsmanship in the gentlemen's sport) and off court in his comments towards other players. He's disliked by lots of players and no other player has so frequent fights with others (in USO vs Massu most recently). Still he rarely gets criticised while everyone's so eager to slam Hewitt over his celebration style.

disturb3d
09-16-2005, 07:56 PM
Tojo doesn't know when to keep his mouth shout.
But he's always right.

Jelena
09-16-2005, 08:00 PM
ToJo, I totally agree with you! :)

Action Jackson
09-16-2005, 08:03 PM
There isn't any law saying that other players have to like each other, and as long as he told it directly to the person and not solely through the media, then that's fine.

revolution
09-16-2005, 08:04 PM
I find the Coria bashing so pointless, I don't particularly like him but I don't see what he's done to deserve all this mocking, He may be a bit emotional on court, but so are other players.

tangerine_dream
09-16-2005, 08:06 PM
I'd be more impressed if he had the balls to say it to Coria's face instead of whining about him to the media.

jazz_girl
09-16-2005, 08:08 PM
I'd be more impressed if he had the balls to say it to Coria's face instead of whining about him to the media.
Believe it or not, for once I agree with you :lol:

alfonsojose
09-16-2005, 08:14 PM
ToJo :eek:

Peoples
09-16-2005, 08:17 PM
I'd be more impressed if he had the balls to say it to Coria's face instead of whining about him to the media.
That doesn't make sense. It would be pointless starting a fight like that, unprompted. Nobody would do that. He never said he had a problem with Coria or something to tell him directly. However, if a journalist asks for your opinion, why not be honest about it.

jazz_girl
09-16-2005, 08:21 PM
That doesn't make sense. It would be pointless starting a fight like that, unprompted. Nobody would do that. He never said he had a problem with Coria or something to tell him directly. However, if a journalist asks for your opinion, why not be honest about it.
And a comment like this one to the press wouldn't start a fight or a problem too? If you have a problem with someone you should talk it with person, and not say it behind his back. If a journalist asks you about someone, and you don't have a good opinion on him, shut up. I'm not saying to lie about it, and say nice things, just avoid any kind of comment. I wouldn't say anything at all about a collegue of mine. I find it unethical, but it's just me.

Sjengster
09-16-2005, 08:24 PM
Um... who is it that Johansson's playing next in Beijing, out of interest? A chance to settle matters there, methinks. ;)

jazz_girl
09-16-2005, 08:28 PM
Um... who is it that Johansson's playing next in Beijing, out of interest? A chance to settle matters there, methinks. ;)
I didn't realised that...It should be interesting ;)

brujyster
09-16-2005, 08:40 PM
I find it unnecessary to make such typ of comments, unless you are specifically asked which player you personally dislike, for instance. Hewitt also said he would never drink a beer with Coria, but it was after the incidents during the Davis Cup match, so it makes sense. What does ToJo want to achieve being so "honest"?

Rosa Luxembourg
09-16-2005, 08:51 PM
Work with?.. I would rather say work against. But perhaps burger king and mc donalds work with eachother, I mean they do the same thing;)

And as long you are honest with what u think I think it's just fine.

At the end of the day, they all work for the same employer - ATP.

Rosa Luxembourg
09-16-2005, 08:52 PM
It's also unprofessional to complain about balls that are a foot inside the line and, with incredible hypocrisy, accuse other players of being paranoid. Oh well, whatcha gonna do?

Two wrongs don't make it right, do they? :p

prima donna
09-16-2005, 08:52 PM
Perhaps a player like Coria feels the need to defend himself or always be on the offensive, because of a slight napoleon complex. Not to sound funny or anything, but that may indeed be it.

He's 5'9" 150lbs, soaking wet and he's had to fight for his ranking. I don't think he'd be where he is right now without his attitude, actually, anytime he gets negative and loses a bit of confidence his tennis suffers. That's why he can't beat Roger on the clay. I'm waiting for this guy to actually show up to one of their meetings, maybe he's saving his best stuff for a potential 2006 Roland Garros Final meeting: Federer vs Coria - how sweet it would be.

zimzim
09-16-2005, 08:57 PM
I think Coria is so sweet, but people don't seem to understand him. He's one of my favourite players on tour.

LLeytonRules
09-16-2005, 08:57 PM
My money would be on Johansson if they ever had a physical confrontation, i would love for ToJo to smack Coria while Coria has his cap backwards :devil:

Peoples
09-16-2005, 09:05 PM
And a comment like this one to the press wouldn't start a fight or a problem too? If you have a problem with someone you should talk it with person, and not say it behind his back. If a journalist asks you about someone, and you don't have a good opinion on him, shut up. I'm not saying to lie about it, and say nice things, just avoid any kind of comment. I wouldn't say anything at all about a collegue of mine. I find it unethical, but it's just me.
No, it will keep things civilised and sort of polite. Talking to the media is not "behind his back". It's normal that players comment and give insight on their opponent before a match to the home media. Who are you to teach players to shut up if they don't have a positive opinion? They have every right to say whatever they like.

Papakori
09-16-2005, 09:09 PM
Tojo :worship:

buddyholly
09-16-2005, 09:30 PM
Could someone please translate accurately what was said? I doubt that swede got the first, second and third persons correctly.

Castafiore
09-16-2005, 09:32 PM
Tojo: ""Coria is the player on the tour you really dislike. He makes stupid comments and he is generally pompous"

Well, I think that this is a rather stupid comment to make behind somebody's back, from a safe distance in the Swedish press so.... pot, kettle, black.

Could someone please translate accurately what was said?
Yes, what's the context please?

Alvarillo
09-16-2005, 09:34 PM
Thomas :worship:

boliviana
09-16-2005, 09:42 PM
gee someone on tour doesn't like coria . . . :confused: . . . shocking!!

PaulieM
09-16-2005, 09:45 PM
No, it will keep things civilised and sort of polite. Talking to the media is not "behind his back". It's normal that players comment and give insight on their opponent before a match to the home media. Who are you to teach players to shut up if they don't have a positive opinion? They have every right to say whatever they like.
keeping it civilized is the last thing talking to the media will do. calling someone a jerk etc. in a forum that provides information to outside parties that don't know either of the players or their history well enough to make a judgement for themselves is far from polite. and it is not exactly what you would call giving insight into your upcoming match. :eek: tisk tisk tojo! not a nice thing to say to the media, should have just said it to coria. people really need to learn to use "no comment" sometimes, or at least be more polite and just say "we don't really get along"

it's ok coria i still :hearts: you

JCF
09-16-2005, 09:59 PM
I find it pretty immature players coming out and slagging other players off. We all dislike people in life but there is no reason to come out and say stuff like this - I'm not sure what he is trying to achieve apart from attention. He should just keep his feelings to himself. Doesn't have to be nice really to his face but no need for bad mouthing.

Paul Banks
09-16-2005, 10:01 PM
How do stating facts constitude an "attack"? :)

musefanatic
09-16-2005, 10:09 PM
Ohh, go tojo! I always like a bit of drama between the players, remember Coria and Hewitt? Great fun!

Sommarsverige
09-16-2005, 10:11 PM
I like both guys, but cannot really understand why Thomas says something like that to the media :confused:
Of course he can say openly what he thinks, but as he normally doesnīt say so much, people always get like :eek: when he says negative things about other players (like the things he said about Sharapova).

Castafiore, the exact translation of what Thomas said in the Swedish press:

"Coria is the only player on tour I really donīt like. He says a lot of stupid things and is generally difficult."
"He (Coria) has always been like he is now and he is not very popular. He doesnīt greet anyone and he is not directly someone you would like to spend time with."

The whole interview is longer and also about what Thomas thinks about Guilles game, but the parts above are where Thomas talks about Coria.

brujyster
09-16-2005, 10:13 PM
ToJo also said this:

"He (Coria) is one of the few players that if you get a chance (to hit really hard) when he is standing close to the net, you donīt hesitate"

vincayou
09-16-2005, 10:17 PM
as long as he does not spit on him, I think it's ok.
Coria :yeah:

ExpectedWinner
09-16-2005, 10:18 PM
We all dislike people in life but there is no reason to come out and say stuff like this .

Yeah, then is why this board so horrible in general? ;) At least TJ knows what he's talking about; while many posters here are bashing total strangers 24/7/365. How do people know that TJ had never said things in Coria's face ? Anyway, the ATP locker room is nothing like your regular 8-5 office. No big deal.

willie
09-16-2005, 10:18 PM
http://aftonbladet.se/vss/telegram/0,1082,65817884_537__,00.html

"Coria is the player on the tour you really dislike. He makes stupid comments and he is generally pompous"

I like that the swedish players say what they think about the other players on the tour. It suprises me that it never creates big headlines outside sweden. I think for example about Jonas comments about the willimas sisters etc.

:haha:
pfffff, the guy is lost.
i wasnt sure for coria's win tommorrow, but if guille listen to this, he is gonna destroy tojo:ras:

Saumon
09-16-2005, 10:19 PM
ToJo also said this:

"He (Coria) is one of the few players that if you get a chance (to hit really hard) when he is standing close to the net, you donīt hesitate"
:devil: :tape:

gee someone on tour doesn't like coria . . . . . . shocking!!
it cant be true :eek: :o :p

fabolous
09-16-2005, 10:27 PM
coria the asshole :devil:

should be fun to watch tomorrow. i didn't expect these comments by tojo anyway.

shotgun
09-16-2005, 10:57 PM
I don't understand why there is so much fuzz about this. T. Johansson said a thing that is known to everyone. Coria doesn't have any friends in the circuit. Not even the argentine players like him (well at leat the majority of them).

delsa
09-16-2005, 11:06 PM
I find the Coria bashing so pointless, I don't particularly like him but I don't see what he's done to deserve all this mocking, He may be a bit emotional on court, but so are other players.
Julien Boutter said co-commenting one of his matches in Cincy that he wasn't appreciated more because of his out court behaviour nthan what he did on-court: he said he isolated from other players, wasn't particularly friendly or things like that when he still was on the tour playing and now commenting it. But i don't know if it's true since i wasn't able to see him even once myself.
I don't know but i listen closely to all i hear/read from everyone to get closer to reality about him.
In fact i don't really care as long as he doesn't behave like that on court in front of one of my faves and even then only if that has an unfair impact on the match (umpire and linesjudges) not if his opponent loose because he can't deal with gamesmanship because that's part of the game and he should be able to play in every conditions.
We need caracters and loudmouths on the ATP tour like they're needed in real life. Coria is a great player and i has the feeling he's a bit of an extreme person who can't help going over the top but not an asshole like some other more quiet players are but it doesn't make much noise.
Great that Tojo who very rarely says a word louder than the other, spoke his mind. And i think i've read somewhere that he already said what he thought of him to Coria personnaly. So if that's true, it's not only a "media declaration".

HappyAndie
09-16-2005, 11:08 PM
I realize that for the most part it is his own doing, but I think it so sad that Coria doesn't have friends on the tour. I mean, even players from his own country don't spend time with him, really. That is depressing. I mean, that has got to feel awful, that even your own don't like you. I realize he has his coach, wife, trainer, etc. but, still it has to get lonely, don't you think? Poor Coria :sad:

shotgun
09-16-2005, 11:14 PM
I realize that for the most part it is his own doing, but I think it so sad that Coria doesn't have friends on the tour. I mean, even players from his own country don't spend time with him, really. That is depressing. I mean, that has got to feel awful, that even your own don't like you. I realize he has his coach, wife, trainer, etc. but, still it has to get lonely, don't you think? Poor Coria :sad:

The thing is not about having or not friends in the circuit. I mean, a lot of players don't have friends in the circuit (Nalbandian for example), but they treat others in a kind and respectful way, in and out-court. Coria doesn't.

MissMoJo
09-16-2005, 11:14 PM
It's not even surprising anymore coming from anybody....commenatators, players, whoever.It's a free for all for anyone and everyone to voice their dislike of Guille, whereas if it were any other player they'd be more likely to exercise some restraint. I don't find his comment controversial, as it's practically commonplace these days(the real surprise would be a player saying something favourable).

daze11
09-16-2005, 11:18 PM
I'd be more impressed if he had the balls to say it to Coria's face instead of whining about him to the media.he'll have the chance to say something after he goes to shake coria's hand when guille beats him tomorrow. he should worry about his own tennis. and complain to his mother who i'm sure wants to hear his good-boy take on the world. sounds like an overgrown high school with the popular kids vs the greasers. :rolleyes:

daze11
09-16-2005, 11:23 PM
Castafiore, the exact translation of what Thomas said in the Swedish press:

"He (Coria) has always been like he is now and he is not very popular. He doesnīt greet anyone and he is not directly someone you would like to spend time with.":haha: lets give this child some tea and marshmallows to go with his pacifier. awww, coria doesnt "GREET" him...hahaha....i hate when players get upset when someone isnt interested in playing their little reindeer games.

guys (and gals), coria isnt without pals to hang with, he is a LONER...which is defined by those who LIKE being with themselves instead of frolicking with a silly herd. hmm...maybe he'll be really great and become the bukowski of tennis.

njnetswill
09-16-2005, 11:34 PM
At the end of the day, the other guy is going to find out, and that's one more person you have no chance of having a good relationship with. Plus with Coria, you KNOW he will take offense and spit something back. :o

onewoman74
09-17-2005, 12:37 AM
It's unprofessional if you ask me. Imagine you badmouth someone you work with.

that's life babe...do u know how many motherfuckers I can't stand at my job?...please!!! I'll let you know about yourself in a hot minute...don't fuck w/ me! There are people u have to work w/ but cannot stand...in this instance Tojo's job is on the tennis curcuit...WE ALL HAVE PEOPLE THAT GET ON YOUR NERVES AT WORK...his is Coria!!

Fergie
09-17-2005, 12:42 AM
ToJo! :lol:

tennyfan
09-17-2005, 01:00 AM
"Coria is the player on the tour you really dislike. He makes stupid comments and he is generally pompous"

Coria's dad once said in an interview that Guille is very shy and many times his shyness is mistaken for pride. I also think Guille may be considered "pompous" because he doesn't speak good English and so he doesn't speak as much to the other players. Does that make him a bad person? Not at all. He's just not comfortable starting up a conversation. During ATP events, he is generally with his wife and not hanging out with the other single Argentina players. That's not a crime either. He married his childhood sweetheart. To me, that speaks volumes about how down to earth this guy is.

Regarding the "stupid comments", I assume he must be talking about Coria's comments after the Hewitt match. A lot of people get angry with Hewitt, even James Blake, who is one of the nicest guys on the tour. When Guille was on the Maradona show, he was asked about it and he apologized for his behavior. I read a lot of Coria interviews, and he is generally very complimentary of his opponent and rarely says anything critical of others. But you can be sure someone will take something he says and twist it out of proportion. :rolleyes:

Coria is far from perfect, but I truly think 90% of the time, members on this board just blow things out of proportion and never give him credit when credit is due.

Scotso
09-17-2005, 01:08 AM
He's right.

Props to ToJo.

Chloe le Bopper
09-17-2005, 02:04 AM
I don't understand why there is so much fuzz about this. T. Johansson said a thing that is known to everyone. Coria doesn't have any friends in the circuit. Not even the argentine players like him (well at leat the majority of them).


Didn't Calleri and Chela attend his wedding? Or am I confusing events here?

star
09-17-2005, 02:05 AM
I like both guys, but cannot really understand why Thomas says something like that to the media :confused:
Of course he can say openly what he thinks, but as he normally doesnīt say so much, people always get like :eek: when he says negative things about other players (like the things he said about Sharapova).

Castafiore, the exact translation of what Thomas said in the Swedish press:

"Coria is the only player on tour I really donīt like. He says a lot of stupid things and is generally difficult."
"He (Coria) has always been like he is now and he is not very popular. He doesnīt greet anyone and he is not directly someone you would like to spend time with."

The whole interview is longer and also about what Thomas thinks about Guilles game, but the parts above are where Thomas talks about Coria.

So what does TJ say about Guille's game -- 'cause that's what I really care about. :) :) :)

star
09-17-2005, 02:06 AM
Coria's dad once said in an interview that Guille is very shy and many times his shyness is mistaken for pride. I also think Guille may be considered "pompous" because he doesn't speak good English and so he doesn't speak as much to the other players. Does that make him a bad person? Not at all. He's just not comfortable starting up a conversation. During ATP events, he is generally with his wife and not hanging out with the other single Argentina players. That's not a crime either. He married his childhood sweetheart. To me, that speaks volumes about how down to earth this guy is.

Regarding the "stupid comments", I assume he must be talking about Coria's comments after the Hewitt match. A lot of people get angry with Hewitt, even James Blake, who is one of the nicest guys on the tour. When Guille was on the Maradona show, he was asked about it and he apologized for his behavior. I read a lot of Coria interviews, and he is generally very complimentary of his opponent and rarely says anything critical of others. But you can be sure someone will take something he says and twist it out of proportion. :rolleyes:

Coria is far from perfect, but I truly think 90% of the time, members on this board just blow things out of proportion and never give him credit when credit is due.

Bravo! :worship: :worship:

Chloe le Bopper
09-17-2005, 02:07 AM
My thoughts:

1) Why is everybody so stunned that Tojo said this? This is the same guy who commented that Sharapova ain't all that. While I agreed with him, that comment wasn't exactly the "nicest" thing to be passing off on to the press either.

2) Who cares? Tojo can say whatever he wants as far as I'm concerned. I'd rather hear the occasional random comment like this from players than the usual things they spit up for the press.

3) Coria rules!

4) Tojo rules!

The end.

+alonso
09-17-2005, 03:31 AM
:yeah: :lol: Tojo ;)

liptea
09-17-2005, 03:45 AM
I think Guillermo and Lleyton need a reality show.

FanOfHewitt
09-17-2005, 04:25 AM
I think Guillermo and Lleyton need a reality show.

Little Brother?

Chloe le Bopper
09-17-2005, 04:25 AM
Can Gaudio and Chela host?

Billabong
09-17-2005, 04:40 AM
;)

shotgun
09-17-2005, 04:45 AM
Didn't Calleri and Chela attend his wedding? Or am I confusing events here?

I don't know about this. What I know is that there is a group of friends (Gaudio, Zabaleta, Chela, Monaco), a guy who is friendly to everyone (Canas), a guy who does his part (Nalbandian) and a guy who only cares about his wife (Coria). That's what I read about.

Truc
09-17-2005, 07:42 AM
... Still he rarely gets criticised while everyone's so eager to slam Hewitt over his celebration style.
:lol:

I remember at the US Open 2004, Kiefer was very angry at Tojo because Tojo talked crap about him in the Swedish press after their Wimbledon match. At least that's what Kiefer said to the German media.
I'm surprised when people say Tojo is the nicest guy on tour and Coria must be the biggest asshole ever because normally, Tojo would never ever criticize other players. It's not the first time Tojo makes this kind of comments.

MiLoU_tAn
09-17-2005, 08:24 AM
Coria retaliates and beats ToJo! :devil: great job, guille. :worship:

Exodus
09-17-2005, 08:44 AM
im looking forward to see Nadal kick Coria's sorry ass. Something is wrong with him why do u guys think so many players dislike him!!! He may still be on drugs as well who knows

Action Jackson
09-17-2005, 08:46 AM
Coria probably really enjoys being disliked by so many people and uses it to his advantage.

tennyfan
09-17-2005, 08:53 AM
Coria probably really enjoys being disliked by so many people and uses it to his advantage.

Or maybe he just doesn't give a shit what anyone thinks of him as long as he's playing the game he loves and is surrounded by his wife and family :confused:

Nice win today saving 5-6 match points in the 2nd set. No wonder other players hate him. He just won't die! :worship:

Action Jackson
09-17-2005, 08:57 AM
Or maybe he just doesn't give a shit what anyone thinks of him as long as he's playing the game he loves and is surrounded by his wife and family :confused:

I have said the above so many times, it doesn't need saying, some people can use that sort of stuff to their advantage and he is one of them and it works for him and good luck to him for that.

Exodus
09-17-2005, 09:00 AM
but it won't work against Nadal. Im glad that Coria will never be no. 1 in the world ever

Action Jackson
09-17-2005, 09:03 AM
but it won't work against Nadal. Im glad that Coria will never be no. 1 in the world ever

We'll find out soon enough.

There must be reasons for people not to like Coria, it's not like he is winning 3 Slams a year all the time.

I have heard commentators say worse things about him.

adee-gee
09-17-2005, 09:08 AM
Coria probably really enjoys being disliked by so many people and uses it to his advantage.

Excellent point.

Peoples
09-17-2005, 09:25 AM
It's the first time I hear something like this. Someone enjoying to be disliked :D

swede
09-17-2005, 09:25 AM
I find the Coria bashing so pointless, I don't particularly like him but I don't see what he's done to deserve all this mocking, He may be a bit emotional on court, but so are other players.

How do u knpw? do you hang around with the players. Johansson continues:

"Coria never says hello but he isn't the player you want to hang out with"

Action Jackson
09-17-2005, 09:32 AM
It's the first time I hear something like this. Someone enjoying to be disliked :D

Thomas Muster and Jimmy Connors loved it.

adee-gee
09-17-2005, 09:38 AM
Thomas Muster and Jimmy Connors loved it.

Connors especially.

I'd even suggest Lllllllllllllllllllleyton belongs in the group too.

Action Jackson
09-17-2005, 09:45 AM
Connors especially.

I'd even suggest Lllllllllllllllllllleyton belongs in the group too.

I remember during the AO when Hewitt was having the shits about the Rebound Ace surface whining that it was too slow and he wasn't advantaged, yet he made the final and used that as a motivation tool and look at the way he plays in front of hostile crowds, he loves it.

To tell you the truth this applies to myself and could apply to any number of people. Why have too many friends, it only takes 4 people to carry your coffin for most normal sized people anyway.

Peoples
09-17-2005, 09:57 AM
That doesn't mean Coria is not a weirdo :p

adee-gee
09-17-2005, 10:00 AM
That doesn't mean Coria is not a weirdo :p
Why is he a wierdo :confused:

Peoples
09-17-2005, 10:07 AM
Why is he a wierdo :confused:
For being a cheater and turning everyone against him. Plus a lot of other reasons.

adee-gee
09-17-2005, 10:11 AM
For being a cheater and turning everyone against him. Plus a lot of other reasons.

He hasn't necessarily turned everyone against him. I don't think he's done a great deal wrong to be honest. As for being a cheat, I don't know if its the drugs or what he does during matches that you are referring to, but there are many worse.

Peoples
09-17-2005, 11:04 AM
He hasn't necessarily turned everyone against him. I don't think he's done a great deal wrong to be honest. As for being a cheat, I don't know if its the drugs or what he does during matches that you are referring to, but there are many worse.
Wake up. While there are still some players who he hasn't had a fight with, there's hardly a player who doesn't dislike him.

suus21
09-17-2005, 11:12 AM
I can't believe Coria (who is ugly) has a gorgeous girlfriend...it's all about tha money

adee-gee
09-17-2005, 11:23 AM
I can't believe Coria (who is ugly) has a gorgeous girlfriend...it's all about tha money

Carla :hearts: is an honourable young lady, she's not interested in money

brujyster
09-17-2005, 12:49 PM
I can't believe Coria (who is ugly) has a gorgeous girlfriend...it's all about tha money


Itīs not his girlfriend. It is his wife.

brujyster
09-17-2005, 12:53 PM
To tell you the truth this applies to myself and could apply to any number of people..


So very true!!! Same here.

Action Jackson
09-17-2005, 12:54 PM
So very true!!! Same here.

You missed the best part of that quote.

Neely
09-17-2005, 01:20 PM
Well... I'm not a fan of such public statements in this kind, whether they are true or not.

Experimentee
09-17-2005, 01:36 PM
He's not the only one with that opinion on Coria, thats for sure. Hes only saying what everyone knows.

propi
09-17-2005, 01:41 PM
Coria bt Johansson in 3 sets. Well done Guillermo, let your tennis speak by itself :D

Mistaflava
09-17-2005, 01:41 PM
what a bunch of crybabies...Tojo shut the fuck up and play tennis you idiot. If you don't like it...retire...

buddyholly
09-17-2005, 02:02 PM
Well... I'm not a fan of such public statements in this kind, whether they are true or not.

But would you go as far as to delete them if you had the power?

Neely
09-17-2005, 02:21 PM
But would you go as far as to delete them if you had the power?
No

Leo
09-17-2005, 02:54 PM
I love Thomas Johansson. His honesty is greatly appreciated.

Chloe le Bopper
09-17-2005, 04:38 PM
Coria wins! Everybody else loses.

RogiFan88
09-17-2005, 06:30 PM
I realize that for the most part it is his own doing, but I think it so sad that Coria doesn't have friends on the tour. I mean, even players from his own country don't spend time with him, really. That is depressing. I mean, that has got to feel awful, that even your own don't like you. I realize he has his coach, wife, trainer, etc. but, still it has to get lonely, don't you think? Poor Coria :sad:

Nalby gets along w Guille. Maybe Guille doesn't need friends. He has his entourage and that's all that matters.

zimzim
09-17-2005, 06:49 PM
Coria has shut Tojo up.Now who is blabbing, and who is playing tennis?

daze11
09-17-2005, 07:00 PM
Coria has shut Tojo up.Now who is blabbing, and who is playing tennis?yes, but now tojo will stop saying such things, as he sees now how KIND guille really is. Coria was such a nice man he lethargically SPOTTED him a 1 set 3-5 lead before beginning to play in his regular style and winning 10 of the last 12 games... now they can all see what a generous soul guille has. :D and thats two victories: one of charity and one into the finals.

shotgun
09-17-2005, 07:25 PM
Nalby gets along w Guille. Maybe Guille doesn't need friends. He has his entourage and that's all that matters.

Getting along with doesn't necessarily implies being friends with.

Rex
09-17-2005, 07:30 PM
coria is a prick----- there you go , i said it.............
but i tells you what......... if good old TOJO is gonna say this you know something is up.

brujyster
09-17-2005, 07:30 PM
You missed the best part of that quote.

If you are reffering to the "coffin" part, no, I didnīt...though it was good, it is not the reason why I sort of like to dislike (I expect to be cremated anyway and carried into the oven by paid undertakers)

Action Jackson
09-17-2005, 07:35 PM
If you are reffering to the "coffin" part, no, I didnīt...though it was good, it is not the reason why I sort of like to dislike (I expect to be cremated anyway and carried into the oven by paid undertakers)

They still carry the coffin into the church where the button is pushed for your ashes to come out, just less occupation of space.

But really it only takes 4 people and Coria will have that and that's enough.

brujyster
09-17-2005, 07:51 PM
A propo ashes: do you think one can have them spread on RG, or the holy grass of Wimbly? It would be a good way to follow the finals "live"

nermo
09-17-2005, 07:56 PM
Coria probably really enjoys being disliked by so many people and uses it to his advantage. posted by GWH

that's a new view..it may be a motive to perform better, but i 'm not that sure about the matter of enjoying it..???it's a hard feeling,
looking at another side, perhaps the guy is the kind of person who really doesn't care about making too much friends,or even making few...i 've met some ppl. of this type, and believe it or not, they live normally and happily :cool: ..but honestly i think,the guy doesn't deserve all this dislike, there' re more aggressive players on tour who don't recieve all this kind of greeting !! :umbrella:

Action Jackson
09-17-2005, 08:01 PM
A propo ashes: do you think one can have them spread on RG, or the holy grass of Wimbly? It would be a good way to follow the finals "live"

On RG the players would slide on your ashes, about Wimbledon good luck.

I mean in the last will you could always buy an extra centre court ticket with the urn so they can be there in spirit watching the game.

LaTenista
09-17-2005, 09:59 PM
:scratch: Anyone else watch their match today and think something was up?

It seemed ToJo was tanking the match but Coria didn't really want to win it either (did you see his expression when he broke for the first time in the 3rd set?). Basically ToJo lost his last service game to hand the match to Guille. The Argentine definitely did not look thrilled when the ump called the match for him.

Is it possible they were both trying to fix the match? I can understand Coria not wanting to play in the final because he's got DC in Slovak Republic next week and he probably realized he'd be facing Rafa for the title. Johansson's possible motives seem a bit more unclear - Sweden is playing at India on grass for WG playoffs which I can't imagine any Swede losing sleep over that.

tennyfan
09-17-2005, 10:04 PM
Johansson's possible motives seem a bit more unclear - Sweden is playing at India on grass for WG playoffs which I can't imagine any Swede losing sleep over that.

Maybe ToJo hoped Coria would be his new best friend if he let him win? :devil:

RogiFan88
09-18-2005, 02:08 AM
Getting along with doesn't necessarily implies being friends with.

Talk about splitting hairs ...at least Nalby doesn't have locker-room confrontations w Guille... :p

buddyholly
09-18-2005, 02:29 AM
But really it only takes 4 people and Coria will have that and that's enough.

Oh, I should imagine there will be hundreds vying for the opportunity.