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Guillermo Cañas def Ferrero 7-6 6-2 to win Costa do Sauipe

scarecrows
02-18-2007, 08:12 PM
first ATP title for Willy this year

more to come

Deathless Mortal
02-18-2007, 08:12 PM
:bigclap: He's back for sure :yeah:

Action Jackson
02-18-2007, 08:12 PM
Well done Willy on an excellent performance in winning the title without losing a set.

Ferrero was up 4-2 in the 1st set, but Cañas just hung tough and broke Ferrero down and his forehand over time.

Taking into consideration flying from Vienna to Brazil and playing on carpet last Sunday and making the adjustment to clay makes it a better achievement.

Taking out Calleri and Chela in one day and then finishing Ferrero off, it's not a bad weeks work for Willy.

The top 50 is just a matter of time and for the warrior.

Deathless Mortal
02-18-2007, 08:13 PM
You were faster :yeah: Congrats Willy :D

Denaon
02-18-2007, 08:13 PM
This is amazing!!! :worship:
Willy!!! :bounce:
I'm quite sure this year you'll rock :rocker:

marcelwks
02-18-2007, 08:14 PM
Willy "never give up" Canas :)

El-Mosquito
02-18-2007, 08:15 PM
Canas didnt play well. Ferrero was worse.


Pretty poor final and Im so dissapointed in Ferreros performance, he must have hit more balls in the net than in play.

Tom Paulman
02-18-2007, 08:15 PM
What a fight from Canas!

Bilbo
02-18-2007, 08:15 PM
one hell of a player and fighter this willy

congrats, well deserved title after all he got through

adee-gee
02-18-2007, 08:15 PM
QF - 7-6 6-1
SF - 7-6 6-1
Final - 7-6 6-2

:hatoff:

SwiSha
02-18-2007, 08:16 PM
well done willy..u right there where u belong u champ

ASP0315
02-18-2007, 08:16 PM
Well done willy. :yeah:

Action Jackson
02-18-2007, 08:16 PM
Well done Willy on an excellent performance in winning the title without losing a set.

Ferrero was up 4-2 in the 1st set, but Cañas just hung tough and broke Ferrero down and his forehand over time.

Taking into consideration flying from Vienna to Brazil and playing on carpet last Sunday and making the adjustment to clay makes it a better achievement.

Taking out Calleri and Chela in one day and then finishing Ferrero off, it's not a bad weeks work for Willy.

The top 50 is just a matter of time and for the warrior.

+alonso
02-18-2007, 08:17 PM
Excellent play by Cañas, Congrats to him.

2007 looks like a successful year for him.

Tough Luck Ferrero, Well, At least you start to get victories against players you should, again! Best of the luck for you in future tournaments

LocoPorElTenis
02-18-2007, 08:17 PM
If he's not seeded for RG he'll be one of the most dangerous floaters ever.

TMJordan
02-18-2007, 08:17 PM
I am not gay, but I love this man.

LaTenista
02-18-2007, 08:17 PM
:bigclap: Bien hecho Willy.

superhoops
02-18-2007, 08:17 PM
Canas congrats.

joeb_uk
02-18-2007, 08:18 PM
:yeah: What a great week :D

Horatio Caine
02-18-2007, 08:18 PM
Well done Willy!!! :bounce: :bigclap: :worship:

maria87
02-18-2007, 08:19 PM
Congrats, Willy! well done, superb perfomance, he didn't let Ferrero play

:worship: :yeah:

he deserved it, he fought to come back after an unfair suspension and he did it!
:worship:

Voo de Mar
02-18-2007, 08:20 PM
Cañas :worship:

Bad Religion
02-18-2007, 08:20 PM
Pathetic perfomance from Ferrero .

React man , you have only 11 titles and 27 years old . Win some title and soon

*Viva Chile*
02-18-2007, 08:21 PM
Well done Willy, and this a demonstration for all he morons who didn't believe in you to show at their faces that all that you were accused was false ;) and with the better proof... winning a title :worship:

Enjoy Incubus
02-18-2007, 08:24 PM
Willy:rocker2:

gusman890
02-18-2007, 08:26 PM
VAMOS GUILLERMO!!

to the top man :)

Action Jackson
02-18-2007, 08:28 PM
Just for the ill-informed.

http://www.itftennis.com/antidoping/news/newsarticle.asp?id=16515


Court of Arbitration for Sport reduces suspension of Guillermo Canas to 15 months

Lausanne, 23 May 2006 – The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has partially upheld the appeal filed by the Argentinean tennis player, Guillermo Cañas, against the decision of the Anti-doping Tribunal of the ATP Tour of 7 August 2005.

The Tribunal of the ATP Tour found that Guillermo Cañas tested positive for the prohibited substance hydrochlorothiazide (HCT) at the ATP tournament “Abierto Mexicano de Tenis” in Acapulco, Mexico on 21 February 2005. As a consequence, the Tribunal of the ATP Tour disqualified the Player from the Acapulco tournament and suspended him for a period of two years, effective from 11 June 2005. Furthermore, the Tribunal ordered the disqualification of the Player from the competitions he took part in between 21 February 2005 and 11 June 2005, with the exception of Roland Garros, a tournament during which he tested negative.

The Player filed an appeal with the CAS on 29 August 2005 to request the annulment of the ATP Tour decision. This matter was submitted to a panel composed of Ms Maidie Oliveau (USA), President, Mr Christopher Campbell (USA) and Mr Yves Fortier (Canada). The parties, their representatives and witnesses were heard by the Panel at a hearing in New York on 19 and 20 January 2006.

On the basis of the evidence submitted by the parties, the Panel of arbitrators found that the Player ingested a medication called “Rofucal”, delivered to him by the tournament staff in Acapulco although the tournament doctor prescribed a different medication for him. G.Cañas took the medication he received without reviewing the content of the box, even though he knew that the medication had been through several hands before being delivered to him. The Panel noted also that the doping control form completed by the Player did not list the medication prescribed by the tournament doctor.

The Panel considered that the Player was entitled to rely on the expertise of independent medical staff provided by the organisers of the Acapulco tournament. The arbitrators also emphasised the fact that a mistake in the delivery of the medication was made not by the Player, but rather by the tournament staff. However, the Panel considered that the Player had a duty of utmost caution after visiting the tournament doctor to ascertain whether the medication received was indeed the medication prescribed by the doctor.

In conclusion, the Panel was of the opinion that the negligence committed by the Player was not significant and decided that his period of ineligibility should be reduced by nine months, from two years to fifteen months. The suspension of G. Cañas which started on 11 June 2005 will come to end on 10 September 2006. In addition, the Panel decided that other than with respect to the Acapulco tournament, none of the results achieved by G.Canãs before 11 June 2005 should be disqualified.

The full text of the CAS Award is published below as a pdf, and on the CAS website www.tas-cas.org.

See also the original Tennis Anti-Doping Programme release on the decision in the case of Guillermo Canas.

jayjay
02-18-2007, 08:36 PM
Too big.

Shame that Canas, Nalbandian and Horna are in the same BA group.

Action Jackson
02-18-2007, 08:37 PM
Too big.

Shame that Canas, Nalbandian and Horna are in the same BA group.

Quality tennis in that group.

fenomeno2111
02-18-2007, 08:54 PM
Willy Cañas is amazing, top10 by the end of the year looked a bit lunatic but now it seems just logical to think about it!!!!

Sos grande!!!!!

Jaap
02-18-2007, 08:58 PM
A bad day for sport.

Klaas_nalbandian
02-18-2007, 08:59 PM
marvelous comeback by canas the last half year, pity one of these guys had to lose

Curious what Canas will do in the European Clay season

gusman890
02-18-2007, 09:00 PM
http://us.i1.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/sp/getty/6e/fullj.getty-ten-brazil_open-canas_3_53_48_pm.jpg

Pride of a Champion

guilleakd
02-18-2007, 09:07 PM
you are big willy you are big

BATES
02-18-2007, 09:07 PM
Good for tennis fans to have such a player back

lau
02-18-2007, 09:19 PM
Willy :worship:
Well done!

ChinoRios4Ever
02-18-2007, 09:21 PM
congrats willy :yeah:

poor JCF, when he will win a title again?

Action Jackson
02-18-2007, 09:25 PM
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y18/svein_sveynsson/WillyChamp.jpg

Andre'sNo1Fan
02-18-2007, 09:27 PM
congrats willy :yeah:

poor JCF, when he will win a title again?
I really don't know what JCF's problem is. I mean how long is gonna be so mediocre still, he has so much talent, what a waste.

ljubicic_
02-18-2007, 09:32 PM
Omg

Shabazza
02-18-2007, 09:33 PM
Interesting: Two players, who weren't the favorites to win their respective tournaments go on and win them without losing a set in the same week.
Way to go Simon and Canas! :)

almouchie
02-18-2007, 09:36 PM
i really wanted ferrero
to this title
he hasnt won in ages
great comeback from canas
I always thought he was a good all surface player
a good buildup on clay before rolland garros
& he may be a dangerous dark horse
whats the match score?

A_Skywalker
02-18-2007, 09:38 PM
vamos Canas , congrats to his fans !

dorkino
02-18-2007, 09:39 PM
Congrats Guille. More clay is waiting for sure man. :)

Hope Ferrero would get over whatever mess he's going through.

Clara Bow
02-18-2007, 09:39 PM
Congrats to Canas - he looks very happy. :) He will be dangerous at RG for sure.

As for JCF- :( the title drought continues.

dorkino
02-18-2007, 09:41 PM
That's what i guess too Clara.

Burrow
02-18-2007, 10:36 PM
This man has heart. His determination has payed off, im happy for him. He used to be my favouritep layer and I dont see why I prefer an idiot like Safin who is wasting his career over a man like Canas, such a bonus to have mental strength like Guillermo, well done man.

tangerine_dream
02-18-2007, 10:40 PM
*sigh* Juanqui :sad: Maybe the thought of winning his first title in years got to be too much for him.

Cañas should be tested, of course.

maria87
02-18-2007, 11:33 PM
Pride of a Champion

thanks for the pic! :worship:

Gonzalo81
02-19-2007, 12:58 AM
:worship:Cañas:worship:

Well Done!!! Great performance!!! :bounce:

Denaon
02-19-2007, 01:26 AM
*sigh* Juanqui :sad: Maybe the thought of winning his first title in years got to be too much for him.

Cañas should be tested, of course.

Thanks for the advice tangy :wavey:....I bet they haven't thought about that :rolleyes:

Fergie
02-19-2007, 01:28 AM
Well done Willy! :yeah:

scarecrows
02-19-2007, 01:28 AM
Canas' blood test is as clear as Bilbo's

Jimnik
02-19-2007, 02:35 AM
Congrats to Canas. He won it quite emphatically in the end - dropped only one set all week. It would be good to see him qualify for all the major European clay events.

Sounds like it was another typical Canas match. I trully believe that giving his opponent an early break is part of the plan. ;)

He enjoys a fight so much that he can't have it any other way. Once he's broken back and won a TB, his opponent usually loses the will to fight.

Merton
02-19-2007, 02:37 AM
Congrats to Willy, it is great to see him winning the title in practically his first ATP event, moreover doing it after playing Davis Cup on another surface the previous week.

The Freak
02-19-2007, 03:19 AM
I remember Canas being in the top ten a few years ago, can somebody refresh me on what his game is like.:confused:

DhammaTiger
02-19-2007, 03:37 AM
Fabulous win for Willy :woohoo: :hatoff: what a comeback and what a way to silence all his enemies. Vamos Willy :worship:

Hendu
02-19-2007, 03:39 AM
I remember Canas being in the top ten a few years ago, can somebody refresh me on what his game is like.:confused:

Not very talented, but has a strong forehand, average two handed backhand, solid serve, solid volleyer, great returner, great defender but usually plays an attacking game, very fast, can play 12 sets in a row, biggest heart around. Adapts quite well to all surfaces.

edit: of course, this comes from a poster who has Cañas' name as his username....

EasternWind
02-19-2007, 05:07 AM
Congrats Canas! I'm really glad that he's back.:)

JCF...:sad: sometimes I doubt if he is ever going to win a title again.

TMJordan
02-19-2007, 05:22 AM
*sigh* Juanqui :sad: Maybe the thought of winning his first title in years got to be too much for him.

Cañas should be tested, of course.

:retard:

You should be tested, fool.

jazar
02-19-2007, 07:53 AM
i knew ferrero's run wouldnt last. well done willy

Ferrero Forever
02-19-2007, 08:46 AM
Congrats to Canas!!! I'm thrilled that Canas can come so far in such a short space of time, but of course I'm even more thrilled that JC finished as runner up. At least he lost to a quality opponent, and he's got some more confidence now. Hopefully this can be the start of great things again from JC. His ranking will improve now (i think) and he's got a positive year win/loss record now, so it's all good!!! Good luck to both at Buenos Aires

oz_boz
02-19-2007, 09:27 AM
Canas back with a boom. :hatoff:

Jogy
02-19-2007, 10:27 AM
React man , you have only 11 titles and 27 years old . Win some title and soon
haha somebody making fun of Ferrero for 11 titles at 27 age, and Canas has a little 7 or 8 and is older? :lol:
at least Ferrero was always clean and he still achieved better than Canas in his career
winning a mickey mouse here, winning a mickey mouse there, being ranked inside of top 10 only a few weeks... nice! best tournament for him was his Masters win, that's it. Ferrero did this with the left hand when he was at best.

Just for the ill-informed.
so what do you need to know about it?
did he test positive? yes
was the postive test a wrong-positive result? no
did they delete his punishment or only reduce it when they found some defense strategy that some doctor given it to him? they only reduced it
is he guilty overall? yes, or else they would have deleted his punishment immediately and not only taken some time from it away

fco253
02-19-2007, 10:47 AM
Willy :worship:

Winning title in his second ATP since he is back and after playing in carpet till Sunday. Amazing

maria87
02-19-2007, 10:54 AM
haha somebody making fun of Ferrero for 11 titles at 27 age, and Canas has a little 7 or 8 and is older? :lol:
at least Ferrero was always clean and he still achieved better than Canas in his career
winning a mickey mouse here, winning a mickey mouse there, being ranked inside of top 10 only a few weeks... nice! best tournament for him was his Masters win, that's it. Ferrero did this with the left hand when he was at best.


so what do you need to know about it?
did he test positive? yes
was the postive test a wrong-positive result? no
did they delete his punishment or only reduce it when they found some defense strategy that some doctor given it to him? they only reduced it
is he guilty overall? yes, or else they would have deleted his punishment immediately and not only taken some time from it away


They never delete a punishment and Cañas was taking a medicine the ATP doctor was giving to him. Read the cause.

maria87
02-19-2007, 10:55 AM
Willy :worship:

Winning title in his second ATP since he is back and after playing in carpet till Sunday. Amazing

really amazing...he switched surfaces so easy and so fast. Really amazing.:yeah:

musefanatic
02-19-2007, 11:12 AM
:bigcry: :bigcry: Oh Juanqui :sad: :sad: You tried your best though :) And got some good enough ranking points from it too i daresay :)

Nice to see Canas doing well on his return, well brilliant really :lol: :)

Action Jackson
02-19-2007, 11:12 AM
so what do you need to know about it?
did he test positive? yes
was the postive test a wrong-positive result? no
did they delete his punishment or only reduce it when they found some defense strategy that some doctor given it to him? they only reduced it
is he guilty overall? yes, or else they would have deleted his punishment immediately and not only taken some time from it away

Tell me Jogy are you a lawyer? If the original case was as tight as it claimed, then he would not have got any of his suspension reduced. The CAS don't go around reducing suspensions for the fun of it.

You want proof of that. Here is another example of a player (Koubek) who had no intention of doping, but he did not his get ban reduced.

http://www.menstennisforums.com/showpost.php?p=4818913&postcount=58

Back to the point.

I could take a over the counter cold medicine, while being ill and fail a drug test, but it would have to be proven that there was an intention to cheat. Was there an intention to cheat in the case findings? If there was, then find it and show me.

First of all when the 2 year verdict was handed down, which was not handed down by an independent body unlike the CAS . He was suspended until further investigations could be carried out. That happens within other workplaces irrespective of whether someone is found eventually guilty or not. When the first verdict was done, then they just can't rush through appeals within a week for example, there is a process that they have to follow before the CAS will hear the appeal.

The Panel considered that the Player was entitled to rely on the expertise of independent medical staff provided by the organisers of the Acapulco tournament. The arbitrators also emphasised the fact that a mistake in the delivery of the medication was made not by the Player, but rather by the tournament staff. However, the Panel considered that the Player had a duty of utmost caution after visiting the tournament doctor to ascertain whether the medication received was indeed the medication prescribed by the doctor.

In conclusion, the Panel was of the opinion that the negligence committed by the Player was not significant and decided that his period of ineligibility should be reduced by nine months, from two years to fifteen months.

You know exactly what that quote means. Cañas was stupid for not checking what was given to him by the tournament medical staff. They were the ones that got it for him and not Cañas.

He deserved some punishment for being negligent on these issues, but it was proven that he was negligent and not out there to cheat.

If the CAS are so generous in reducing everyone's suspensions then Beck and Karatantcheva would had them reduced as well, but they weren't able to.

bluesky_rachel
02-19-2007, 11:30 AM
Congrats Willy!Its always good to see a player come back.:)

Corey Feldman
02-19-2007, 12:07 PM
Congrats to the big argentine bull

Jogy
02-19-2007, 12:14 PM
They never delete a punishment and Cañas was taking a medicine the ATP doctor was giving to him. Read the cause.
you understood wrong. What I wanted to say is that when somebody is in prison and then gets prooved innocent, he gets out immedately when court decided he was innocent. they don't saying: "oh you got 15 years for muder, but with DNA sample we proved that you are innocent. So you only have to stay in prison for 7 years instead of 15." They get out immedately. And it was not with Canas.

scoobs
02-19-2007, 12:17 PM
I'm sure this will go on ad nauseum so here's my 2 cents worth and then from now on I'm going to talk about his tennis only.

The question here is intent - did Cañas intend to cheat by using some sort of prohibited substance? No-one denies he testing positive - did he intend to take it or not?

The findings of his tribunal clearly state they have ample cause to believe he did NOT intend to take the substance - it was a sin of omission for trusting the tournament doctor rather than ensuring what he was taking from the doctor was safe. I can understand why he didn't - when a tournament doctor gives you something, you would assume it was safe. This case proves - you cannot make that assumption, you must take responsibility for what you put into your body and trust nobody, pretty much.

We have to take the tribunal's findings on board as "what actually happened" and dismiss our own preconceptions.

The sin was omission, not intentional doping - he's been punished for that, it must have been extremely hard for him to take it when it was a mistake and the sin was being too trusting, but he's shown a great amount of character and no little fighting spirit to take his punishment and then start all over again and fight his way back into the top 100 and win his first title since coming back.

Rather than being shameful or disgusting, I think on the contrary Cañas is someone who people can look up to as an example of great courage and determination in the face of adversity.

scoobs
02-19-2007, 12:18 PM
you understood wrong. What I wanted to say is that when somebody is in prison and then gets prooved innocent, he gets out immedately when court decided he was innocent. they don't saying: "oh you got 15 years for muder, but with DNA sample we proved that you are innocent. So you only have to stay in prison for 7 years instead of 15." They get out immedately. And it was not with Canas.
Yes because he was still at fault and had to answer for that.

But the fault was CARELESSNESS, not the intention to cheat.

Shabazza
02-19-2007, 01:20 PM
Some people need to lay off their idiotic "cheater!"/"doper!" bleatings. I understand that people have their biases about players and all that, but it always amazes me when people fail at Basic Reading. :lol:

Bias makes you blind, be it in sport, politics etc. That's life.

Gonzalo81
02-19-2007, 02:00 PM
Bias makes you blind, be it in sport, politics etc. That's life.

I can´t agree more ;)

BORO77
02-19-2007, 03:23 PM
I am very happy for Guillermo:worship:
I hope he wins RG!

Denaon
02-19-2007, 03:39 PM
Fabulous win for Willy :woohoo: :hatoff: what a comeback and what a way to silence all his enemies. Vamos Willy :worship:
:wavey:
I'm 100% with you Ali :hug: :yeah:

jayjay
02-19-2007, 04:46 PM
you understood wrong. What I wanted to say is that when somebody is in prison and then gets prooved innocent, he gets out immedately when court decided he was innocent. they don't saying: "oh you got 15 years for muder, but with DNA sample we proved that you are innocent. So you only have to stay in prison for 7 years instead of 15." They get out immedately. And it was not with Canas.

Clueless. Completely clueless. :lol:

Snowwy
02-19-2007, 05:14 PM
you understood wrong. What I wanted to say is that when somebody is in prison and then gets prooved innocent, he gets out immedately when court decided he was innocent. they don't saying: "oh you got 15 years for muder, but with DNA sample we proved that you are innocent. So you only have to stay in prison for 7 years instead of 15." They get out immedately. And it was not with Canas.

Thats a bad example cuz in most contries there is a thing called manslaughter which is the real life equivilant to what Canas did in my mind using youre idea of murder(which is a dumb example but yah).

Manslaughter, is when someone dies unintentionally but you are somewhat to cause or something along those lines.

Canas did take a banned substance BUT he was told he could but it is still up to him to make sure even if it is an ATP doctor. Thats why I think the shorter ban was appropriate.

Of course the Argentines will disagree one way and the anti-Argentines will disagree the other way but thats kinda how I see it with Canas. :)

Back to the topic though, great to see Canas win :):):)

Nalbandian!!!
02-19-2007, 05:58 PM
what a comeback to circuit willy, you are braveheart !!!!!!!!!!:worship:

Mistaflava
02-19-2007, 06:00 PM
this roid monkey is at it again...

I give it about 3 months until he gets busted again...pathetic

Hendu
02-19-2007, 06:13 PM
this roid monkey is at it again...

I give it about 3 months until he gets busted again...pathetic

lovely

Mistaflava
02-19-2007, 06:34 PM
He is surely going to re-offend if he hasn't already


disgrace to the sport

Jaap
02-19-2007, 06:36 PM
He is surely going to re-offend if he hasn't already


disgrace to the sport

Agreed. Puerta re-offended and I expect Canas to as well.

TMJordan
02-19-2007, 06:40 PM
This forum is truly full of :retard:'s

:)

Hendu
02-19-2007, 06:44 PM
Agreed. Puerta re-offended and I expect Canas to as well.

yes, because they are both Argentine. And we all know those argies are junkies.

Byrd
02-19-2007, 06:47 PM
Has this guy actually lost yet since hes comeback?

Jaap
02-19-2007, 06:50 PM
yes, because they are both Argentine. And we all know those argies are junkies.

You said it.

Hendu
02-19-2007, 06:56 PM
Has this guy actually lost yet since hes comeback?

His comeback:

September 2006
Belem Challenger Won - no ranking
Quito Challenger Final - Ranking: 514
Medellin Challenger Semifinal - Ranking: 387
Bogota Challenger R16 - Ranking: 330
Montevideo Challenger Won - Ranking: 317
Buenos Aires Challenger Won - Ranking: 214
Asuncion Challenger Won - Ranking: 162

2007
Sao Paulo Challenger Won - Ranking: 142
Zagreb International Series R32 - Ranking: 106
Davis Cup - Ranking: 107
Costa do Sauipe International Series Won - Ranking: 63

Played 10 tournaments, won 6.

Mistaflava
02-19-2007, 07:12 PM
Agreed. Puerta re-offended and I expect Canas to as well.


Spot on example...these guys cant handle it. DISGRACE!

lau
02-19-2007, 07:54 PM
Some people need to lay off their idiotic "cheater!"/"doper!" bleatings. I understand that people have their biases about players and all that, but it always amazes me when people fail at Basic Reading. :lol:

Bias makes you blind, be it in sport, politics etc. That's life.
:)

Gonzalo81
02-19-2007, 08:17 PM
My god....this "cheater!"/"doper!" bleatings are getting boring

Leo
02-19-2007, 09:09 PM
Pathetic effort from Ferrero. All net.

And losing to Canas just makes it all the more worse, IMO.

Richard_from_Cal
02-20-2007, 04:21 AM
Just for the ill-informed.

http://www.itftennis.com/antidoping/news/newsarticle.asp?id=16515


Court of Arbitration for Sport reduces suspension of Guillermo Canas to 15 months

Lausanne, 23 May 2006 – The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has partially upheld the appeal filed by the Argentinean tennis player, Guillermo ...
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Just as a matter of idle gum-chewing, non-participatory rumination: Do you think the IFT anti-doping policies have gone too far when they regulate even the amount of caffeine a player can have in his system?

Billabong
02-20-2007, 04:31 AM
JC:banghead: When will you win a title again:sad:???

Ays25
02-20-2007, 04:43 AM
canas will be seeded at the french

TMJordan
02-20-2007, 04:47 AM
canas will be seeded at the french

Cañas will win the French.

Peoples
02-20-2007, 08:24 AM
Just for the ill-informed.

http://www.itftennis.com/antidoping/news/newsarticle.asp?id=16515


Court of Arbitration for Sport reduces suspension of Guillermo Canas to 15 months

Lausanne, 23 May 2006 – The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has partially upheld the appeal filed by the Argentinean tennis player, Guillermo Cañas, against the decision of the Anti-doping Tribunal of the ATP Tour of 7 August 2005.

The Tribunal of the ATP Tour found that Guillermo Cañas tested positive for the prohibited substance hydrochlorothiazide (HCT) at the ATP tournament “Abierto Mexicano de Tenis” in Acapulco, Mexico on 21 February 2005. As a consequence, the Tribunal of the ATP Tour disqualified the Player from the Acapulco tournament and suspended him for a period of two years, effective from 11 June 2005. Furthermore, the Tribunal ordered the disqualification of the Player from the competitions he took part in between 21 February 2005 and 11 June 2005, with the exception of Roland Garros, a tournament during which he tested negative.
It must be pretty cheap to bribe delivery guys in Mexico so that even the argentine tennis association can afford it..

Peoples
02-20-2007, 08:25 AM
Cañas will win the French.
Good one
:haha:

Action Jackson
02-20-2007, 08:51 AM
It must be pretty cheap to bribe delivery guys in Mexico so that even the argentine tennis association can afford it..

Hahaha.

shotgun
02-21-2007, 12:14 AM
Sadly I wanted Ferrero to win, but good on Willy that he made excellent use of the wildcard. And I agree that he will be a serious contender come the clay season. Amazingly he seems to be playing even better than he was before the doping suspension.

shotgun
02-21-2007, 12:16 AM
Interesting: Two players, who weren't the favorites to win their respective tournaments go on and win them without losing a set in the same week.
Way to go Simon and Canas! :)

Two very different cases IMO. There were many people tipping Canas to win Sauipe before the tournament had started. Just because he wasn't seeded, doesn't mean he wasn't a favourite.