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Gaudio should play European indoors next year and not South America

revolution
09-17-2005, 07:47 PM
I think he should follow Coria and Nadal's lead and play the European indoor season next year, I believe that to rise higher in the rankings and improve himself as a player, he should go and play the indoors, as that's why Rafa and Coria have become really top class players, because they have looked to improve on other surfaces.

One of the clay TMS should go to Buenos Aires too, so South America gets recognition and the home players can play it.

1sun
09-17-2005, 07:49 PM
lol, never gonna happen

Action Jackson
09-17-2005, 07:52 PM
Why do you care joey? Considering the South American events are still small events except for Acapulco an ISG event and unlike the indoor events in Europe, they don't go around offering huge guarantees. If more of the top South Americans don't play then they'll become challengers, and it took a while to get Buenos Aires back on the circuit.

Actually it might be that Nadal and Coria are just better players anyway.

virex
09-17-2005, 07:56 PM
so who should play down here? roddick? federer? hewitt?

revolution
09-17-2005, 08:14 PM
Just a suggestion.

Action Jackson
09-17-2005, 08:16 PM
Just a suggestion.

Yes, get even less top players playing fledgling events in a region that doesn't see much top class tennis.

revolution
09-17-2005, 08:17 PM
Yes, get even less top players playing fledgling events in a region that doesn't see much top class tennis.

That's why I suggested a Buenos Aires TMS.

Action Jackson
09-17-2005, 08:20 PM
That's why I suggested a Buenos Aires TMS.

One tournament in the region throw the calendar out of whack, when the whole calendar needs adjusting. The facilities would need to be improved for a start.

What about the other tournaments in the region then? Just flying there for 1 TMS event doesn't make sense.

revolution
09-17-2005, 08:23 PM
One tournament in the region throw the calendar out of whack, when the whole calendar needs adjusting. The facilities would need to be improved for a start.

What about the other tournaments in the region then? Just flying there for 1 TMS event doesn't make sense.

I've always thought that the South American events should be RG warm ups, one each week alongside Casablanca, Estoril etc.

Action Jackson
09-17-2005, 08:25 PM
I've always thought that the South American events should be RG warm ups, one each week alongside Casablanca, Estoril etc.

They are played at the right time of the year weather wise.

revolution
09-17-2005, 08:30 PM
In terms of the thread title to recap, I suggested it as it would improve his game. His ranking would fall a few places, but it would be beneficial in the long term.

Action Jackson
09-17-2005, 08:36 PM
In terms of the thread title to recap, I suggested it as it would improve his game. His ranking would fall a few places, but it would be beneficial in the long term.

He will be only playing for 2 more years and the indoor tournaments didn't want to know about him or even care that he plays here, he has played enough hardcourt tennis, don't make out he is like Berasategui on grass.

Lacks confidence on clay, lacks it on a hardcourt, the simple thing is that Nadal and Coria are better players.

shotgun
09-17-2005, 08:53 PM
The South American "gira" is good the way it is now. A AMS event here is never gonna happen. European, australian and north american players would be radically against it. With the exception of spaniards and italians, they hate to come down here.

Action Jackson
09-17-2005, 08:55 PM
The South American "gira" is good the way it is now. A AMS event here is never gonna happen. European, australian and north american players would be radically against it. With the exception of spaniards and italians, they hate to come down here.

Viva South America and I remember when they used to have Itaparica, Guaruja and Buzios at the end of the year along with Buenos Aires that it struggled.

The Anglo-Celtic bloc would be against it for sure, Davis Cup is the only time that those players play in South America, or they play there before they get really famous.

Choupi
09-17-2005, 09:29 PM
Gaudio should stick to South American events as rain is bound to stay wet!

shotgun
09-18-2005, 01:03 AM
Viva South America and I remember when they used to have Itaparica, Guaruja and Buzios at the end of the year along with Buenos Aires that it struggled.

The Anglo-Celtic bloc would be against it for sure, Davis Cup is the only time that those players play in South America, or they play there before they get really famous.

Yeah, Agassi won his first ATP title in Itaparica in 1987. He never came back after that. I wonder if Nadal will come back next year to defend the title in Costa do Sauipe...

revolution
09-18-2005, 01:19 AM
Yeah, Agassi won his first ATP title in Itaparica in 1987. He never came back after that. I wonder if Nadal will come back next year to defend the title in Costa do Sauipe...

Nadal is playing the European indoor season, so that won't happen.

josemanuel
09-18-2005, 01:44 AM
I like the way Gaston plays, but he doesn´t play well in other surfaces and he won´t improve. And Gaston knows that, that´s why he plays almost every tournament in the calendar on clay (except Palermo and Bucarest).

TheBoiledEgg
09-18-2005, 08:55 AM
why not Roddick play in South America to improve himself as a clay player :lol:

same thing, its never gonna happen.

Action Jackson
09-18-2005, 08:57 AM
why not Roddick play in South America to improve himself as a clay player :lol:

same thing, its never gonna happen.

Baffling people with logic is dangerous. :)

Action Jackson
09-18-2005, 08:58 AM
Yeah, Agassi won his first ATP title in Itaparica in 1987. He never came back after that. I wonder if Nadal will come back next year to defend the title in Costa do Sauipe...

Brasil is good and I think Nadal likes the beach and the ladies in Brasil and I don't think he'll be back he'll be in Rotterdam.