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What has happened to Guillermo Coria?

coral
11-05-2006, 10:11 PM
Is he injured or what?

ExcaliburII
11-05-2006, 10:15 PM
he is in a bad moment and he decided to return next yeaar.

artlinkletter
11-05-2006, 10:17 PM
He's out looking for his serve. :sad:

MarcelaTauro
11-05-2006, 10:29 PM
He goes to USA, becouse his has some mental problems , after his lost in Roland Garros against Gaston Gaudio. He doesnt have a coach also..

marti_228
11-05-2006, 10:50 PM
After all these bad results he decided to stop playing for this year and have some holidays. A few days ago he started training but he doesn't a coach and will start working with a very famous American sports phycologist. He really wants to come back strong.
I hope he makes it.
On Coria's forum you can find the posts he makes in a ************** or sth like that.

cmurray
11-05-2006, 11:10 PM
Coria adds much-needed spice to the game. I hope he comes back. You gotta like a guy who has perfected truculence as he has.

spencercarlos
11-05-2006, 11:43 PM
Coria adds much-needed spice to the game. I hope he comes back. You gotta like a guy who has perfected truculence as he has.
You are in a Coria thread, not an Agassi thread. :devil:
Honestly very few people have noticed Coria´s struggle, and he is not considered by many any kind of "needed spice" for the game. He was not even nice personally.

Anyway going back to the thread he is injured mentally, it´s really surprising to see a player fall this much after being a top 15 player for some years. Similar to what happened to Magnus Norman perhaps?

Andre♥
11-06-2006, 01:01 AM
Rumours said that Carla had enough of Guille and that's why Coria started having so much troubles.

It's a shame since Coria is one of my favourite players. And when I met him, he was so nice! :p

cmurray
11-06-2006, 01:19 AM
You are in a Coria thread, not an Agassi thread. :devil:
Honestly very few people have noticed Coria´s struggle, and he is not considered by many any kind of "needed spice" for the game. He was not even nice personally.

Anyway going back to the thread he is injured mentally, it´s really surprising to see a player fall this much after being a top 15 player for some years. Similar to what happened to Magnus Norman perhaps?

Sorry, but I like a guy who is fun to "hate". It is something that is sorely missing on the circuit. The best we have right now is "You're a bad person". For all the hoopla, that isn't exactly shocking. I LIKE the way Coria glares at opponents and badmouthes them at the net. Call me crazy.

G_Hughes
11-06-2006, 01:59 AM
The weasel is trying to save his marriage and looking for an ATP serve by the way . Looks like " Mrs Weasel " had big fun during this year with other weasels .

Fed-Express
11-06-2006, 04:39 AM
She cheated on him? No kidding?

Truc
11-06-2006, 07:57 AM
All those rumours are so old, a huge part of the stories is BS, that's sure, people from MTF saw them together at tournaments while they were supposed to get separated according to Argentine newspapers.
They were together on holiday, at tournaments, the last articles say he is with Carla in Rosario at the moment...
Maybe they are having problems, I have no idea, but it's not a "fact" like some people seem to believe.

(His former coach de la Peña also denied it recently.)

Truc
11-06-2006, 07:58 AM
As for the real news, he just resumed with the physical training last week (still no tennis yet) and plans to come back for the South American clay tournaments.

He says atm he'll skip the Australian Open (but maybe he'll change his mind when he'll have a new coach, it wouldn't be the first time with him).

Drimal
11-06-2006, 09:22 AM
The tour definitely needs Guillermo Coria.

I am still sad that he didn't won this French Open final of Roland Garros because of cramps.:sad:


Get well soon Guillermo! :hug:

mtw
11-06-2006, 12:17 PM
I think, that he was very humilitated and insulted by the press. Maybe he has any nervous breakdown because of that. I don't understand, why argentinian journalists write all these nonsenses about him. Maybe cause of jelousy. They are scoundrels. He is representative of their country and they have not right to do it. Even, if he has any family problem - this is his own case and no object to publication. In every internet source were published informations about it, that he took doping ( anabolic steroid ). But he was not only one tennisplayer in Argentina and in the world, who took stimulants ( Chela, Canas, Puerta, and from other countries: Lance Amstrong ). If not only one person take doping in the country, that means, that in this country is any doping scandal and I think, that many sportsactivists and doctors in this country are involved in that. Is that good thema to publication? Have journalists a brain at all or only avocado in the scull? Do american sources write, that their best cyclist Lance Amstrong took doping? But he took it and his titles should be taken, because stimulants has mean in cycling and athletics, but not in tennis. But Northamericans can defend his best sportsman and the case of his doping is closed. Why did Coria become anabolic steroid ? To cause the increase of his musclemass. Where has Coria this huge musclemass? In tongue. It seems, that he is victim of fate and he was catched very fast. It seems, that they write poorly about people of latinamericanorigin. Maybe they are treated as people of second category in Argentina. I don't understand it. I don't know. Maybe it exists any mental cruelty there.

shotgun
11-06-2006, 12:27 PM
I think, that he was very humilitated and insulted by the press. Maybe he has any nervous breakdown because of that. I don't understand, why argentinian journalists write all these nonsenses about him. Maybe cause of jelousy. They are scoundrels. He is representative of their country and they have not right to do it. Even, if he has any family problem - this is his own case and no object to publication. In every internet source were published informations about it, that he took doping ( anabolic steroid ). But he was not only one tennisplayer in Argentina and in the world, who took stimulants ( Chela, Canas, Puerta, and from other countries: Lance Amstrong ). If not only one person take doping in the country, that means, that in this country is any doping scandal and I think, that many sportsactivists and doctors in this country are involved in that. Is that good thema to publication? Have journalists a brain at all or only avocado in the scull? Do american sources write, that their best cyclist Lance Amstrong took doping? But he took it and his titles should be taken, because stimulants has mean in cycling and athletics, but not in tennis. But Northamericans can defend his best sportsman and the case of his doping is closed. Why did Coria become anabolic steroid ? To cause the increase of his musclemass. Where has Coria this huge musclemass? In tongue. It seems, that he is victim of fate and he was catched very fast. It seems, that they write poorly about people of latinamericanorigin. Maybe they are treated as people of second category in Argentina. I don't understand it. I don't know. Maybe it exists any mental cruelty there.

Er... actually Coria has always been very lightly treated by the Argie press in comparison to, say... Gaudio.

And FYI, the Argentine press always stood on side of their players when they failed doping tests. It was like that with Coria, Puerta, Cañas...

As for talking about it, you wouldn't expect them to try to mask the subject, would you? It's press after all and they have commitments.

amierin
11-06-2006, 12:27 PM
During the first rainout at the Open this year my daughter and I wandered over to the practice courts curious about a crowd that had gathered there. The first player we saw was Hingis practicing in the rain with a guy who looked a lot like Ancic but we weren't sure. We saw several other players including Rafa who was leaving and stopped to sign autographs and take pics with fans.
We turned around and there was Coria. He was hitting with a guy whose name escapes me right now and practicing his serve. It's gone. If he was a baseball pitcher they'd say he has a dead arm. It was sad watching him try and place his serve and miss long. A few of us watched for several minutes before turning away. It was very painful to watch.
I had no idea he was having personal problems until reading these posts. There was a rumor about a SA player who's wife was hitting it with a "gak" dealer as they put it. I hope it wasn't Guille. He wasn't a fave of mine but he always played big and was guaranteed to give his opponent a very hard time.

shotgun
11-06-2006, 12:29 PM
He says atm he'll skip the Australian Open (but maybe he'll change his mind when he'll have a new coach, it wouldn't be the first time with him).

Unlikely I think, since he probably would have to play the qualies.

DrJules
11-06-2006, 12:30 PM
We turned around and there was Coria. He was hitting with a guy whose name escapes me right now and practicing his serve. It's gone. If he was a baseball pitcher they'd say he has a dead arm. It was sad watching him try and place his serve and miss long. A few of us watched for several minutes before turning away. It was very painful to watch.


He never seemed to fully recovered from the the shoulder surgery. His serve has never been the same since the surgery.

mtw
11-06-2006, 12:37 PM
Er... actually Coria has always been very lightly treated by the Argie press in comparison to, say... Gaudio.
Always but what happened earlier.
But this is not normal. I have not time to read all comments about G. Coria and other argentinian players in press. Argentinian press must know, that all stupid articles can be transleted in english, german, chinesisch and other lanquages by for instance Systran. And all people in the world can read it. They make the laughing stock of his country and himself. Their sportsman are representatives if their country. They have right to have any good press, with respect of personal dignity and not only any bs.

guille&tati4life
11-06-2006, 12:39 PM
He never seemed to fully recovered from the the shoulder surgery. His serve has never been the same since the surgery.

Exactly, I think it is a mixture of things but imo his serve has never been so good since he went to have shoulder surgery at the end of 2004.

mtw
11-06-2006, 12:48 PM
Exactly, I think it is a mixture of things but imo his serve has never been so good since he went to have shoulder surgery at the end of 2004.

I think, that he has been examined by all possible means. This type of surgery is routine procedure by sportsmen. So what was happened? Maybe he has adhesions after surgery. What do You suspect, that he has any swab or needle there? I think, that his doctors are not idiots and they know, that when he has any problems with his arm, they should order control of place of procedure for instance CT of this place.

mtw
11-06-2006, 01:21 PM
If he has any problems with the doctors too I can give him some advice, that he should make CT of cervical vertebral column and neck with iod contrast ( if he is not allergic to iod) this side of body, which was opereted. This examination can show this region of body and many pathology structures, which can be there: needles, swabs, scalpels, nurses, abscesses, cysts, and all others what is there. Or he can make MR with contrast. This is good for visualisations of adhesions but not good for visualisations of metal pieces. Adhesions and many other things can be treated too.

FluffyYellowBall
11-06-2006, 02:49 PM
The fact that his ranking dropped doesnt urprise me as much as the fact that he hardly ever faced the press after it. Who knows?? Hes still 24. I doubt he'l make it to the top ten again but i dont see y he shouldnt make it in the top 30

Warrior
11-06-2006, 04:12 PM
He will never come back to his previous form. The only thing he can do is resolve whatever psychological issues he has. It is a shame to see such a talented player to be washed up at such a young age. But he can only blame himself for what has happened.

thiaela
11-06-2006, 05:36 PM
He will never come back to his previous form. The only thing he can do is resolve whatever psychological issues he has. It is a shame to see such a talented player to be washed up at such a young age. But he can only blame himself for what has happened.

It's true, I don't know what happen in his brain. After he lost Roland Garros' final he is not the same.

I hope that he will come back.

Frooty_Bazooty
11-09-2006, 10:33 AM
I never thought I'd say this but I actually miss Guille. I really wanna see him with the new challenge system using up all his challenges in the first game and tryin to swindle more challenges out of the umpire :devil:

anyone know when hes back?

Truc
11-09-2006, 10:53 AM
His plans right now are to skip the Australian Open and he seems to focus on the clay tournaments in South America (maybe he'll try to play the Challengers on clay during the Australian season).

He trained yesterday for the first time since September, so he won't be back until 2007.

Tennis Fool
11-09-2006, 10:59 AM
Do american sources write, that their best cyclist Lance Amstrong took doping?

Why would they write something that has never been proven :rolleyes:

Frooty_Bazooty
11-09-2006, 11:05 AM
ok, thx :sad:

mtw
11-09-2006, 11:09 AM
Why would they write something that has never been proven :rolleyes:

It was proven. Amstrong took Erytropoethin when he was healthy. It was very widely commented in Europe. Then all faded. And the end. But it is not forum about Amstrong and his doping scandal.

Deea
11-09-2006, 11:22 AM
I think that the main problem with Guille is that he lost the pleasure of playing...of course, them medical problems and other personal issues are important turn-downs but i think that if he finds the pleasure of playing he will manage to come back...and come back big-time...I really mis him!!! I hope he comes back next season! :sad:

Tennis Fool
11-09-2006, 11:31 AM
It was proven. Amstrong took Erytropoethin when he was healthy.
This was never proven anywhere.

It was very widely commented in Europe. Then all faded. And the end. But it is not forum about Amstrong and his doping scandal.
So why did you bring him up in the first place :rolleyes:

jayjay
11-09-2006, 01:05 PM
Why would they write something that has never been proven :rolleyes:

Yeah, journalists would never do a thing like that. :lol:

Back to Guille.

What happened to Guillermo Coria. (http://sportsmagician.blogspot.com/2006/10/magician-who-lost-his-box-of-tricks.html)

EasternWind
11-09-2006, 01:30 PM
Thanks for the great article!
Although I was never a die hard fan for Coria, I miss him too. :sad:

Fumus
11-09-2006, 01:50 PM
He's living in my basement.

Carla lives in my bed.

mtw
11-09-2006, 03:36 PM
This was never proven anywhere.


So why did you bring him up in the first place :rolleyes:

It was proven in the example of his urin by french laboratory. I've heard it in polish news and in german news. It was 3 or 4 times given in TV news in Poland and one time in normal german news . Dann every normal paper ( not tabloids ) wrote about it in Poland. I didn't think it out.

mtw
11-09-2006, 03:51 PM
This was never proven anywhere.


So why did you bring him up in the first place :rolleyes:

It was proven in sample of his urin by french laboratory.( I'm sorry, I made a gramatical mistake - example ) . The rest is correct. It was given by normal news and official papers in Poland ( one time I've heard it in German official news ) in TV.
They speak NOTHING wrong about Coria in Poland.

TNX1.0E6TOPCA
11-09-2006, 05:48 PM
Guillermo Coria is working with a mental trainer, Jim Loehr a very famous coach who took care in the past of big names... André Agassi, Martina Navratilova, Ivan Lendl and Gabriela Sabatini.

Source: French Tennis Magazine of December 2006... page 18 :p

mandoura
11-10-2006, 11:17 AM
I hope he gets well, fit and ready really soon.

Auscon
11-10-2006, 11:34 AM
I really hope Coria can find some form when he returns to the tour

He's a great player, glad I was able to see him play here in Perth when he was still in good shape

mtw
11-10-2006, 11:57 AM
This was never proven anywhere.


So why did you bring him up in the first place :rolleyes:

This information is true. This information about Amstrong was placed too in Internet ( official source )- en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lance Amstrong Capitel :,,Allegations of drug use". I think, that this source is real and reliable. He did not deny.
Why should Coria hide and feel ashamed, since the best american sportsman took doping too? But it was not only Epo.
You understand this is only positive example for Guillermo Coria.
And what does Coria intend to make with diagnostics of his right brachial plexus( contrast NMR )? Was it done or not?

mandoura
11-10-2006, 12:36 PM
Yeah, journalists would never do a thing like that. :lol:

Back to Guille.

What happened to Guillermo Coria. (http://sportsmagician.blogspot.com/2006/10/magician-who-lost-his-box-of-tricks.html)

:sad: :sad: :sad:

napki
11-10-2006, 12:53 PM
This information is true. This information about Amstrong was placed too in Internet ( official source )- en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lance Amstrong Capitel :,,Allegations of drug use". I think, that this source is real and reliable. He did not deny.
Why should Coria hide and feel ashamed, since the best american sportsman took doping too? But it was not only Epo.
You understand this is only positive example for Guillermo Coria.
And what does Coria intend to make with diagnostics of his right brachial plexus( contrast NMR )? Was it done or not?
I hope i just misunderstood you and you didn't imply that Guille intentionally took performance enhancing drugs and had nothing to be ashamed of because other sportsmen took drugs too. :scratch: The banned substance that was found in his blood wasn't listed among the ingredients of the vitamins that he took and his sentence was greatly reduced because of it. It was recognized as a mistake and not intentional abuse.

As for Lance Armstrong, he never admitted he took drugs according to the source that you referred to. Plus, those laboratory results were proven (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lance_armstrong#Investigation) not to be in line with scientific standards and could not be treated as evidence.

mtw
11-10-2006, 02:57 PM
I hope i just misunderstood you and you didn't imply that Guille intentionally took performance enhancing drugs and had nothing to be ashamed of because other sportsmen took drugs too. :scratch: The banned substance that was found in his blood wasn't listed among the ingredients of the vitamins that he took and his sentence was greatly reduced because of it. It was recognized as a mistake and not intentional abuse.

As for Lance Armstrong, he never admitted he took drugs according to the source that you referred to. Plus, those laboratory results were proven (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lance_armstrong#Investigation) not to be in line with scientific standards and could not be treated as evidence.

Yes, maybe you are right.
When you want to know more about Erothropoethin and Amstrong, you can find more in Google Amstrong + Epo and then we can discuss. Every sources gives something another.

Katastrophe
11-10-2006, 03:05 PM
:sad: :sad: :sad:

My feelings exactly. I just read that article, and saw the picture to go along with it....enough to make anyone feel bad for him.

Hopefully '07 will be a different story. He's too young to call it a day.

NicolasKiefer44
11-19-2006, 01:35 AM
My feelings exactly. I just read that article, and saw the picture to go along with it....enough to make anyone feel bad for him.

Hopefully '07 will be a different story. He's too young to call it a day.

I didn't know he was suffering from mental demons. I knew his physical issues had to challenge him, but I wasn't aware of the mental melt down. And the rumours of his marriage only sadden me. I hope they are not true.

Why are several posts on here saying that he is the only one to blame for his problems? I don't understand that point of view. Please advise me. What did he do or not do?

njnetswill
11-19-2006, 02:11 AM
Poor Coria.

NadalMachine
01-21-2007, 09:00 PM
Folks,

What happened to Coria? Haven't heard anything about him for quite a while. It seems he has been vaporized from the Earth surface.

jayjay
01-21-2007, 09:03 PM
He should be back playing soon hopefully during the SA clay season. Hopefully he'll be able to put his career back together again after a dreadful 18 months. (http://sportsmagician.blogspot.com/2006/10/magician-who-lost-his-box-of-tricks.html)

tripb19
01-21-2007, 09:04 PM
Flipping burgers I imagine.

Byrd
01-21-2007, 09:05 PM
Watching reruns of French Open 2004

Bloodletting
01-21-2007, 09:26 PM
he was supposed to play two challengers here but seems he withdrawed

federerfan7465
01-21-2007, 09:39 PM
The rest of the tour caught up to him, and got better.. he did not.

He was a player without a real weapon - his only "weapon" was his speed.

he had excellent touch, but he had one of the weakest serves of all time, and that 2004 French Final really did break him.

A shame, but i just don't see him winning a big tournament, ever again. He just isnt good enough right now.

marti_228
01-21-2007, 09:42 PM
He's going to start playing in Viña. He did the preseason in Cariló with other tennis players.

vamosnadal
01-21-2007, 10:22 PM
I hear he was last seen on a court in Argentine desperately trying to learn how to serve. Apparently, his technique is improving, but he is yet to get the ball over the net. Fingers crossed he'll have it mastered by the time the clay season gets going. ;)

MissPovaFan
01-21-2007, 10:26 PM
He will be playing at Buenos Aires next month :) He is listed in the Quallies but I'm sure he will be given a WC.

Andre'sNo1Fan
01-21-2007, 11:07 PM
I miss Coria :sad:

I had so much fun watching his variety of shots, his amazing drop shot, his forehand swash shot, amazingly talented player, hope he comes back soon.

+alonso
01-21-2007, 11:27 PM
He's in the Main Draw Entry List for Viña!