Argentinean cup of tennis (a silly exhibition tournament)

12-11-2003, 06:23 PM
It starts tonight, this is the draw.

Thursday night

Cañas vs Calleri (it will be interesting to see how Guillermo is playing)
Luis Horna (from Peru) vs Chela (feed me)

Friday night

Gaudio (GO GATO!) vs Acassuso
Massu vs Mariano Puerta (Massu, from the third level of hell, comes to grace us with his tennis)






For those who live in Latin America (Maria Estefania and Undomiele, I think), espn+ will show the matches live.

I will be cheering for Horna and Gaudio, and against Massu.

12-11-2003, 07:32 PM
Quite a lot of my friends from Buenos Aries are going to this tournament. I think the match between Canas and Calleri will be strange tonight though - after all Calleri is getting married tomorrow isn't he? I'm sure his wife-to-be will not be too happy if he wins his match and has to play again on Saturday :)

12-11-2003, 07:37 PM
I think there are ways to take care of that "winning" thing -- partiularly in an exhibition.

Or maybe it's the ultimate bachelor's party.

12-12-2003, 12:10 AM
Cañas defeated Calleri 76 64, it was a very good match, it is not being played on clay, it is played on the same hardcourt of the Cincinatti mts.
Cañas looks great, he only has some problems tossing the ball in the serve.
There was only one break during the whole match, and it was a lucky break, Calleri playing like shit one game.
Guillermo looks supremely fit, a la thomas muster, as usual.

Calleri lost so he wont have problems getting married next saturday.

Now Cañas is playing with a little kid.
The little kid has good moonballs.

And in some minutes the Horna Chela match will start.

12-12-2003, 01:59 PM
Looks like Calleri tanked it, but made it look like it wasnt a tank by only giving away one break ;)

Why dont you like Massu?

Come on Gaston! :D

12-12-2003, 03:37 PM
I forgot saying Chela defeated Horna 6263.

12-12-2003, 03:44 PM
Massu is the ugliest baseline grinder Ive ever seen, as Sjengster once said, he can kill variety in a tennis match like no-one else.

12-12-2003, 04:09 PM
Thanks for letting us know all the results TennisLurker. Without you it would be really difficult for us European fans of Argentine tennis to find out anything - cheers :)

12-13-2003, 03:30 PM
Gaudio defeated Acassuso 76 62 and Edgardo Massa (ranked three hundred something) who replaced Mariano Puerta, defeated Massu 76 63, but the Chilean tanked the second set.

12-13-2003, 03:31 PM
Today Cañas vs Gaudio and Chela vs Massa.

12-13-2003, 03:41 PM
Woo-hoo, the Raccoon is out! The umpire didn't have any problems in pronouncing Massu and Massa distinctly, by any chance? When Ferrero and Ferreira played at the AO, the commentators referred to them by their first names...

Anyway, I hope the winner of Canas-Gaudio takes it all. Doesn't Gaudio own him in the head-to-head? Interesting, considering that Canas has been much stronger mentally throughout his career than Gaudio.

12-13-2003, 04:00 PM
I think Cañas only defeated Gaudio in Wimbledon 01.

The Gaudio Acassuso match was like a real normal tournament match, Gaudio was full of negativity with a very bad attitude, he talked to the crowds and to himself, he insulted himslef.. a normal Gaudio match.

Acassuso will be top 50 again by the end of the next year I think.

The Racoon is wearing sleeveless shirts like Moya Ginepri and Haas.

12-14-2003, 12:10 AM
Wow, Edgardo Massa defeated Chela 16 61 75

12-14-2003, 09:26 AM
who is the Racoon? :confused:

thanks for the match reports.

on a related topic, a friend of mine from my Spanish class showed me pictures of Coria as a young kid. he was sooooo cute! ;)

12-16-2003, 10:09 PM
Gaudio lost to Cañas (he tanked the match)

And now, after two days of heavy rain, the final (Edgardo Massa vs Cañas) starts.

Ma. Estefania
12-16-2003, 10:13 PM
who is the Racoon? :confused:

on a related topic, a friend of mine from my Spanish class showed me pictures of Coria as a young kid. he was sooooo cute! ;)

I guess that the Raccoon is Massú know, due his long hair that seems the tail of the racoon. :p

Guille still being cute. ;)