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De la Peña resigns as Coria's coach.

ufokart
09-20-2006, 02:45 AM
(Télam).- Horacio de la Peña no será más el entrenador personal del tenista santafesino Guillermo Coria, de acuerdo a lo revelado hoy por diferentes fuentes.

Después de haber asistido al natural de Rufino durante los últimos 45 días, aproximadamente, el ex jugador decidió dar un paso al costado en la conducción del Mago.

En declaraciones a la emisora La Red, De la Peña explicó que "es necesario que (Guillermo) Coria haga un trabajo de fondo, porque por ahora se ahoga muy rápido".

El santafesino, ubicado en el puesto número 83 del ranking mundial ATP, cayó en la víspera en primera ronda del challenger de Szczecin, Polonia, ante el rumano Razvan Sabau, en tres sets.

Según De la Peña, el Mago Coria debe "encontrar una tranquilidad que aún no tiene".

Por eso, entre ambos convinieron que el Pulga diera una suerte de paso al costado y se aleje de la conducción, hasta que el santafesino no recupere "su mejor nivel físico acorde con el juego que tiene".

Por tal motivo, De la Peña volvió a radicarse en Chile, donde tiene un proyecto de dictar 27 clínicas de tenis, organizadas por el gobierno de ese país.

Y Coria aún no sabe si disputará el challenger de Palermo, en Italia, a disputarse la semana venidera.

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The article basically says that Coria and De la Peña agreed to end their professional relationship at least until Guillermo can gain some confidence and internal peace.
De la Peña says that Guille should work really hard if he wants to regain his former level.
De la Peña will go back to Chile to go on with what he was doing before been hired as Coria's coach.
It also says that Coria still doesn't know if he'll play in the Palermo Challenger next week (I suppose the newspaper is referring to the Palermo international series next week and not a challenger).

I think i translated the most important stuff, but let me know if i'm wrong.


Is Guille trying to break some sort of record of most coaches hired in the space of one career? :lol:

No, seriously, i feel very sad for him. He never was one of my favorites players but i miss him on the tour :sobbing:

Hendu
09-20-2006, 02:52 AM
They agreed that Coria is not ready to start a come back campaign. It seems he won't play anymore this season.

Get better and come back strong Guille.

mangoes
09-20-2006, 02:52 AM
So sad to read......... What does Coria need to do to recover from this slump??

GlennMirnyi
09-20-2006, 03:03 AM
I guess he needs a new elbow.

RickDaStick
09-20-2006, 03:20 AM
he doenst need a new elbow he needs a miracle

Tennis Fool
09-20-2006, 03:34 AM
So sad to read......... What does Coria need to do to recover from this slump??
His memory erased and new chip implanted that he beat Gaudio 63 63 63 in the French Open.

Hendu
09-20-2006, 03:39 AM
His memory erased and new chip implanted that he beat Gaudio 63 63 63 in the French Open.

Isn't it unbelievable how a lost opportunity can change a players career.

From a great top ten player, to the low spots in the top 100, in only a few months.

DrJules
09-20-2006, 06:33 AM
Isn't it unbelievable how a lost opportunity can change a players career.

From a great top ten player, to the low spots in the top 100, in only a few months.

Possibly shoulder surgery had much bigger impact. His serve has been dreadful ever since the surgery.

*Ljubica*
09-20-2006, 07:27 AM
Possibly shoulder surgery had much bigger impact. His serve has been dreadful ever since the surgery.
And he came back far, far too quickly from that shoulder surgery. I remember, at the time, that Gaby Markus who was then coaching him, virtually begged him not to return too quickly and not to participate in the Masters that year. Markus himself had to cut short his own career due to surgery and knew the risks of playing top-class tennis too soon before the muscles etc were strong enough and the scars totally healed. But Coria was stubborn and wouldn't listen to him (hence why Markus left him) -and this is the result. He came back too soon, his shoulder obviously felt uncomfortable as it wasn't quite healed, he tried to change things to compensate for that discomfort - and when those changes didn't work he lost confidence and this is the result. Most people here know I heartily dislike Coria, but I still think it's a shame that he has sunk so low - love him or hate him, he bought something to the Tour and he is missed.

Action Jackson
09-20-2006, 10:32 AM
I am surprised it lasted as long as it did, at the same time Coria has to take some responsibility for himself and not just sack coaches so quickly. The way he is going he will have had more coaches than Carlos Moya has had women.

Hendu
09-20-2006, 11:49 AM
Possibly shoulder surgery had much bigger impact. His serve has been dreadful ever since the surgery.

Of course.

I am surprised it lasted as long as it did, at the same time Coria has to take some responsibility for himself and not just sack coaches so quickly. The way he is going he will have had more coaches than Carlos Moya has had women.

Charly Moya :worship: :worship: :worship:

Conita
09-20-2006, 11:50 AM
french open final agaisnt Gaudio completly ruined Coria mentally

bye bye guillermo :wavey:

guille&tati4life
09-20-2006, 12:03 PM
Possibly shoulder surgery had much bigger impact. His serve has been dreadful ever since the surgery.

I agree, it is more to do with the shoulder than the Gaudio match.

adee-gee
09-20-2006, 12:36 PM
Good, not about the fact that they split up but for the fact that Guille has realised he isn't ready to play competitively yet. I hope he can sort out his mental issues, shoulder, and serve over the next few months.

alfonsojose
09-20-2006, 01:32 PM
PREMIUM MEMBERSHIP FOR ME :mad:

Deea
09-20-2006, 01:45 PM
Oooh Guille...:sobbing: :sobbing: I just hope he doesn't give up on tennis because of all these problems! And that he manages to get his game all together next season. The tour isn't the same without him! :sobbing:

Truc
09-20-2006, 01:58 PM
at the same time Coria has to take some responsibility for himself and not just sack coaches so quickly.I agree he needs to "grow up" on many points, but when you say that, it might sound for people who don't follow Coria like he's still making his coaches responsible for his poor form lately and it's not true. He hasn't played one single match with De la Peña as a coach, so he can hardly make him responsible for his (lack of) results. And he didn't do that with Higueras either.
It's more a problem of unreflected choices at the moment imo, he doesn't seem to really consider how it is supposed to work in practice, makes weird choices, expects too much, looks pretty lost in general...

alfonsojose
09-20-2006, 02:15 PM
I don't like him but it's sad.
Does he have any personal issues going?

lorenz
09-20-2006, 02:17 PM
His memory erased and new chip implanted that he beat Gaudio 63 63 63 in the French Open.


:haha::haha::haha::haha::haha:
Really Fun

Socket
09-20-2006, 02:40 PM
Guess all that crotch-grabbing during Davis Cup really wrecked his body.

tangerine_dream
09-20-2006, 03:20 PM
The article basically says that Coria and De la Peña agreed to end their professional relationship at least until Guillermo can gain some confidence and internal peace.
This is really sad to hear. :sad: It's like Coria's tennis soul was destroyed or something.

zicofirol
09-20-2006, 03:27 PM
:D :) , who cares really, there are much more talented players right now on tour wiht all the new players coming up.

Action Jackson
09-20-2006, 03:54 PM
I agree he needs to "grow up" on many points, but when you say that, it might sound for people who don't follow Coria like he's still making his coaches responsible for his poor form lately and it's not true. He hasn't played one single match with De la Peña as a coach, so he can hardly make him responsible for his (lack of) results. And he didn't do that with Higueras either.
It's more a problem of unreflected choices at the moment imo, he doesn't seem to really consider how it is supposed to work in practice, makes weird choices, expects too much, looks pretty lost in general...

He has to be responsible for his own actions and it's always easy to find scapegoats. As I said at the time I thought these two wouldn't last very long. I mean look what happened when he let his ego get the better of him and not listen to Gaby Markus about his shoulder problems.

Julio1974
09-20-2006, 04:13 PM
I don't like him but it's sad.
Does he have any personal issues going?

Absolutely. It's much more mental than physical.

lorenz
09-20-2006, 04:36 PM
Yestarday I heard an argentine journalist on the radio, saying tha Coria's problem is about ego. I liked his comment, and I think is right. He also compared with Riquelme who is a famous argentine football (soccer) player.

Action Jackson
09-20-2006, 04:41 PM
Yestarday I heard an argentine journalist on the radio, saying tha Coria's problem is about ego. I liked his comment, and I think is right. He also compared with Riquelme who is a famous argentine football (soccer) player.

Soy noruego.

As for Riquelme, that is an interesting comparison as Roman seems withdrawn and keeps himself to himself and doesn't talk much, whereas Coria will speak to the press.

Hendu
09-20-2006, 04:54 PM
Coria and Riquelme have very different personalities.

Action Jackson
09-20-2006, 04:58 PM
Coria and Riquelme have very different personalities.

Riquelme is introverted.

Hendu
09-20-2006, 05:08 PM
Riquelme is introverted.

and humble, also always avoids confrontation. He is a very relaxed person, who enjoys a lot playing.

Coria is more of a fighter, a competitor, more talkative, a maniac of training, who wants to win so much that sometimes doesn't enjoy what he does.

lorenz
09-20-2006, 05:53 PM
and humble, also always avoids confrontation. He is a very relaxed person, who enjoys a lot playing.

Coria is more of a fighter, a competitor, more talkative, a maniac of training, who wants to win so much that sometimes doesn't enjoy what he does.

but Riquelme is not humble, he is shy. I think he is "jodido", to play well, he must feel ok, and feels that everybody is ok with him.

jayjay
09-20-2006, 06:35 PM
Coria and Romy are not remotely the same characters as has already been mentioned. It's a very strange comparison to make, I'd like to know in what context it was meant.

Romy could do with some of Coria's traits that's for sure.

cmurray
09-20-2006, 07:11 PM
I don't like Coria per se, but I like what he adds to the game. I love the way he narrows his eyes as though he's mad at the whole world. He always looks like he's one moment away from boiling over. I like that he's a little nasty, I like that he's VERY combatative. His intensity is....interesting. I hope he gets his act together.

Truc
09-20-2006, 07:25 PM
He has to be responsible for his own actions and it's always easy to find scapegoats. As I said at the time I thought these two wouldn't last very long. I mean look what happened when he let his ego get the better of him and not listen to Gaby Markus about his shoulder problems.You keep on repeating the old Coria stories, but I was talking about what happened this year and Higueras wasn't a "scapegoat", it's simply not true to say that.
As for de la Peña, I have no idea what happened.

Truc
09-20-2006, 07:25 PM
Guillermo Coria has parted company with coach Horacio de la Pena after just six weeks.
Coria has plummeted from third to 83rd in the rankings over the past two years and has admitted to lacking motivation - one of the reasons De La Pena blames for the split.
"He is not ready to start a full-time project. There are some days in which he is very focused, very concentrated, but some others he is not," De la Pena told Ole newspaper.
"I have two academies in Santiago (Chile), a project with the Chilean government and 25 tennis clinics. I was also ready to risk and set-up a full project, but he is not ready.
"It's time to re-order things in his head. Perhaps the reason is a personal problem, so I would not ask too much."
De la Pena, who did not rule out working with Coria again provided he rediscovers his hunger, added: "He (Coria) will have to take the decision, so I can risk everything to start a strong plan with him.
"He has lots of hours of tennis and physical preparation missing and he has to have the will to do it." http://www.sportinglife.com/tennis/news/story_get.cgi?STORY_NAME=tennis/06/09/20/TENNIS_Arg-Coria.html

Action Jackson
09-20-2006, 07:28 PM
You keep on repeating the old Coria stories, but I was talking about what happened this year and Higueras wasn't a "scapegoat", it's simply not true to say that.
As for de la Peña, I have no idea what happened.

It's been an issue in the past with him or are you going to deny that as well? I mean he doesn't make things easier for himself, does he?

If he is not right mentally, then he should stay away as long as he needs to.

jayjay
09-20-2006, 09:12 PM
It's been an issue in the past with him or are you going to deny that as well? I mean he doesn't make things easier for himself, does he?


As Truc says, it's not really relevant to this situation. There are no "scapegoats" here it's just a strange situation at the moment.