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Saretta d. Kuerten 62 36 75

scoobs
02-15-2007, 10:00 PM
Very tough match, Saretta edged it right at the end.

MisterQ
02-15-2007, 10:04 PM
:sad: Well at least Kuerten seems to be playing at a higher level again.

aramis
02-15-2007, 10:06 PM
He's definitely playing better, considering he wasn't winning sets against challengers recently. How's his movement? Does he have any problems with the hip still?

GugaRocksMySocks
02-15-2007, 10:06 PM
:crying2:
Can't believe he got that right at the end...

Vin Judah
02-15-2007, 10:13 PM
so close! :sad:

Byrd
02-15-2007, 10:31 PM
Saretta should of let guga win, at least he'll do something in the latter rounds.

keqtqiadv
02-15-2007, 10:33 PM
:rocker2:

Jimnik
02-15-2007, 10:35 PM
Damn :(
Was hoping for a JCF-Guga semi-final.

GlennMirnyi
02-15-2007, 10:37 PM
This is the proof Guga is still very far from his old form. Losing to this clown that wasn't gettin' through challengers' 1st rounds.

aramis
02-15-2007, 10:38 PM
Damn :(
Was hoping for a JCF-Guga semi-final.

I was hoping for the same thing, too.
Sigh...*remembers how exciting their RG matches were*

shotgun
02-15-2007, 10:43 PM
Guga has shown some improvements this week.

The crowd was giving Saretta a hard time, he even told one person to "shut up" during the match. So it's a good thing that he won, at least these once-a-year tennis fans who only know Guga won't bother to show up for the next matches.

Billabong
02-15-2007, 10:47 PM
Guga:sad: But still, great fight:yeah: Much, much better than in the past few weeks:) Now he can win sets against better players, it's a matter of time:) Keep working well Guga, the results will come:yeah:

GlennMirnyi
02-15-2007, 10:49 PM
He also complained about the country, as if someone there would cheer for a guy that has the work ethic of a bad club player. That's the attitude of a 12 year-old.

aramis
02-15-2007, 10:55 PM
Was the crowd just overzealous in supporting Kuerten, or were they actually harassing Flavio?

yakuzaninja
02-15-2007, 10:58 PM
:sad:

Oh well I hope IW, Miami or any other tournaments can give him a WC.

GlennMirnyi
02-15-2007, 11:02 PM
Was the crowd just overzealous in supporting Kuerten, or were they actually harassing Flavio?

The crowd was cheering Kuerten, as most people that go to Costa are casual fans and only know him, but Sarjetta is a joker and with his 12 year-old attitude gets to piss off the most casual fans too.

Johnny Groove
02-15-2007, 11:39 PM
Saretta showing mental toughness? :eek:

aramis
02-15-2007, 11:47 PM
Saretta showing mental toughness? :eek:

Nah, judging by the last few games it seemed like Kuerten choked away his opportunities, which he had a lot of. No problem though, he's expectedly rusty on the big points.

Johnny Groove
02-15-2007, 11:50 PM
Nah, judging by the last few games it seemed like Kuerten choked away his opportunities, which he had a lot of. No problem though, he's expectedly rusty on the big points.

that would explain it :lol:

Burrow
02-15-2007, 11:53 PM
Signs of improvement from Kuerten, hopefully a few Wildcards to come in his direction.

Merton
02-16-2007, 12:00 AM
The important thing for Guga is to be without pain and to enjoy being on court, everything else is of second order.

GugaF1
02-16-2007, 12:05 AM
I saw the match from beginning until end. For the Guga fans, there is a lot to be excited about. He played at a much higher level, they were both playing pretty well. It wasn't a match decided on Unforced Errors. Saretta played today like a top 50 palyer.

I say there is something to be excited about because Guga was better at the fundamentals then Saretta, only lost the match due to crucial errors in the very end. His 1 serve was working well, his strokes were smoth and his Trademark Backhand was flowing... I don't think we can have expectations yet, but I belive if he continues to gain confidence, he can play at a high level again.

The thing with Guga is motivation, he is not an Agassi that can go and play Challenger and be disciplined. Guga likes to play against big names, with crowd, that's what makes him get inspired. He needs inpiration to play, and he does not get that at the Challenger level, like he said himself...

aramis
02-16-2007, 12:12 AM
I saw the match from beginning until end. For the Guga fans, there is a lot to be excited about. He played at a much higher level, they were both playing pretty well. It wasn't a match decided on Unforced Errors. Saretta played today like a top 50 palyer.

I say there is something to be excited about because Guga was better at the fundamentals then Saretta, only lost the match due to crucial errors in the very end. His 1 serve was working well, his strokes were smoth and his Trademark Backhand was flowing... I don't think we can have expectations yet, but I belive if he continues to gain confidence, he can play at a high level again.

The thing with Guga is motivation, he is not an Agassi that can go and play Challenger and be disciplined. Guga likes to play against big names, with crowd, that's what makes him get inspired. He needs inpiration to play, and he does not get that at the Challenger level, like he said himself...

So his movement is 100%? Like Merton said, that's the key thing. If the movement is solid, then the rest his game will come together in a matter of time.

GugaF1
02-16-2007, 12:27 AM
So his movement is 100%? Like Merton said, that's the key thing. If the movement is solid, then the rest his game will come together in a matter of time.

His movement has Pretty good today, pretty consitant from side to side and no sign of holding something back.


Guga actually never was a grinder, or a great defensive player that can move and recover many balls. Even at his peak, he is a player that is at his best, when on the midle of the court firing shots away with pentration from both wings, putting the opponent on defensive. He plays a high risk game, and when is on is freaking great.. He doesn't like to have long topspin baseline rallies.

Even if he reachs a high level again, I don't expect him to do to well against the likes of Nadal, Davydenko, hewitt etc.. He doen't like those kinds of players that can grinde it out until de bone. He likes to play against Shot makers that go for it, Safin, Federer, that can make the points short. That is why he did pretty good Against Fed in 04, it was a match perfect for him, no long rallies just straigh to the point.

ChinoRios4Ever
02-16-2007, 12:31 AM
baby steps guga... :yeah:

congrats "magic clown" :bounce:

aramis
02-16-2007, 12:32 AM
That's good. It's been so sad seeing him struggle with his hip the last few years. By the way, I just checked gettyimages and I saw a few pics of Guga recieving therapy during a changeover. Was this anything serious?

Hagar
02-16-2007, 07:54 AM
Even if he reachs a high level again, I don't expect him to do to well against the likes of Nadal, Davydenko, hewitt etc..

That is not even necessary. I just want to see him back as a constant value on the ATP.
Guga has nothing to prove anymore. His record is way better than the record of 95% of the current players on the ATP will ever be.

Klaas_nalbandian
02-16-2007, 08:00 AM
pity guga lost but saretta is a good guy too

Blue Heart24
02-16-2007, 08:22 AM
Vamos Guga!

Blue Heart24
02-16-2007, 08:22 AM
Be strong!

GugaRocksMySocks
02-16-2007, 09:52 AM
:sad:

Oh well I hope IW, Miami or any other tournaments can give him a WC.

*crosses fingers* personally i'm hoping for him to get a wild card at IW though to be honest i'm not fussy :lol:

jazar
02-16-2007, 10:42 AM
unlucky guga. at least he got a win this week

Viken01
02-16-2007, 11:11 AM
guga :sad: