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Ruben Ramirez-Hidalgo def. Gaston Gaudio 6-1 6-1

SwiSha
02-21-2007, 11:12 PM
look at the score ..what else is there to say

take some time off Gaston

Deboogle!.
02-21-2007, 11:13 PM
take some time off is right. Jeez.

Johnny Groove
02-21-2007, 11:13 PM
was this a tank or does Gaudio just suck at the moment and need to get his mojo back?

scarecrows
02-21-2007, 11:14 PM
give some credit to Gaudio, he manged to break in this match :retard:

Voo de Mar
02-21-2007, 11:15 PM
Once again: El Gato is finished :(

Byrd
02-21-2007, 11:15 PM
Gaudios too washed up, if i didn't know already, I wouldn't think he had won the french open.

Action Jackson
02-21-2007, 11:16 PM
Ramirez Hidalgo lost to di Mauro in straight sets, that alone should sum up the standard of this performance.

Action Jackson
02-21-2007, 11:20 PM
was this a tank or does Gaudio just suck at the moment and need to get his mojo back?

No, he is just suffering at the moment while playing tennis and the hole is getting deeper.

Horatio Caine
02-21-2007, 11:26 PM
holy fuck :eek: :bolt:

Is he playing with a squash racquet?

cobalt60
02-21-2007, 11:28 PM
No, he is just suffering at the moment while playing tennis and the hole is getting deeper.

Unlike the typical suffering artist he doesn't seem to produce his best work. Oh how I love that backhand though. It will be a shame if he doesn't rachet it up before he leaves the game.

TennisLurker
02-21-2007, 11:31 PM
This makes me glad that I dont have coverage of ATP Buenos Aires because my cable tv is cheap and crappy.

TMJordan
02-21-2007, 11:33 PM
:spit:

Voo de Mar
02-21-2007, 11:34 PM
With this result Gaudio reaches bottom of his career :smash:

Sjengster
02-21-2007, 11:34 PM
give some credit to Gaudio, he manged to break in this match :retard:

Never mind today, he once managed to break serve during a 6-0, 6-1 defeat to Ferrer - impossible is nothing. :)

Sjengster
02-21-2007, 11:35 PM
With this result Gaudio reaches bottom of his career :smash:

A 0 and 6 defeat to Lisnard in Amersfoort is surely a low that can never again be repeated?

ASP0315
02-21-2007, 11:35 PM
Ramirez Hidalgo lost to di Mauro in straight sets, that alone should sum up the standard of this performance.

RRH losing to dimauro and thrashing Gaudio. :eek: Congrats to him anyway.
Wow interesting tournament so far. :lol:

Action Jackson
02-21-2007, 11:36 PM
Unlike the typical suffering artist he doesn't seem to produce his best work. Oh how I love that backhand though. It will be a shame if he doesn't rachet it up before he leaves the game.

Well what you see with Gaudio is what you get, some people like it and others don't. I just want him to get out of the cycle of negativity that he is in at the moment.

Thing is even he dropped down to the Challengers, he'd be struggling to win there.

scarecrows
02-21-2007, 11:36 PM
This is nothing, he once managed to break serve during a 6-0, 6-1 defeat to Ferrer - impossible is nothing. :)

:yeah: way to go Gaston

Sjengster
02-21-2007, 11:38 PM
There was a real possibility of him heading in the same direction this time three years ago, of course. I'm not saying that a Grand Slam victory is on the cards, but I wouldn't rule him out completely just yet.

scarecrows
02-21-2007, 11:40 PM
Di mauro should win just 1 set tomorrow to go through

maybe he'll feel pity for gaudio and tank after winning the first :silly:

Action Jackson
02-21-2007, 11:42 PM
There was a real possibility of him heading in the same direction this time three years ago, of course. I'm not saying that a Grand Slam victory is on the cards, but I wouldn't rule him out completely just yet.

Anything can happen this is for sure. It has got to the point, where it's time to sing "Always Look on the Bright Side of Life". Yes, I did that when one of my players lost winning only 2 games.

Johnny Groove
02-21-2007, 11:48 PM
There was a real possibility of him heading in the same direction this time three years ago, of course. I'm not saying that a Grand Slam victory is on the cards, but I wouldn't rule him out completely just yet.

Gaudio will win RG :)

Julio1974
02-21-2007, 11:50 PM
Gaudio got awfully booed by the public when he was leaving the court. This reminds me of the ATP Buenos Aires 2004.

Action Jackson
02-21-2007, 11:51 PM
Not surprising that Gaston got the treatment from the crowd and I doubt that he will play his match against di Mauro.

adee-gee
02-21-2007, 11:54 PM
:spit:

Gaston, JCF, Carlos, Fat Dave and Guille should have a sit down with each other and talk about the glory days. Then collectively decide that tennis isn't for them anymore, and perhaps they can turn to croquet or something :)

Julio1974
02-21-2007, 11:55 PM
Not surprising that Gaston got the treatment from the crowd and I doubt that he will play his match against di Mauro.

I don't tend to agree with the booing unless in very specific situations. For instance, if it's true what some people are saying about Acasuso faking an injury for not continuing the match. But Gaudio, we all know he's not playing well, at least he's trying. Nobody likes to be humilliated like this in your own country by Ramirez Hidalgo. And the public just made it worse.

Horatio Caine
02-21-2007, 11:56 PM
Then collectively decide that tennis isn't for them anymore, and perhaps they can turn to croquet or something :)

John Prescott would run rings around them

cobalt60
02-21-2007, 11:57 PM
I don't tend to agree with the booing unless in very specific situations. For instance, if it's true what some people are saying about Acasuso faking an injury for not continuing the match. But Gaudio, we all know he's not playing well, at least he's trying. Nobody likes to be humilliated like this in your own country by Ramirez Hidalgo. And the public just made it worse.

Agree and if he is so depressed I also think GW is right- Gaudio won't play.

Action Jackson
02-21-2007, 11:59 PM
I don't tend to agree with the booing unless in very specific situations. For instance, if it's true what some people are saying about Acasuso faking an injury for not continuing the match. But Gaudio, we all know he's not playing well, at least he's trying. Nobody likes to be humilliated like this in your own country by Ramirez Hidalgo. And the public just made it worse.

All I am saying is that I am not surprised that he got the "chorus music", not that I support it. The Chucho thing, well that is a mystery and I raised this point days ago with the poster Willy Cañas that the crowd will give it to Gaudio if he is playing poorly and look what happened.

It's like this they pissed on him in 04, wanted to have his babies in 05 and now the wheel turns again.

2moretogo
02-22-2007, 12:06 AM
Yikes! This can't be good for the confidence.

kindablue
02-22-2007, 12:14 AM
Loco el Gato :o :(

tangerine_dream
02-22-2007, 12:19 AM
I must celebrate every time Gaston avoids the bagel :banana:

bad gambler
02-22-2007, 12:51 AM
Good grief...

reiko
02-22-2007, 12:53 AM
I don't tend to agree with the booing unless in very specific situations. For instance, if it's true what some people are saying about Acasuso faking an injury for not continuing the match. But Gaudio, we all know he's not playing well, at least he's trying. Nobody likes to be humilliated like this in your own country by Ramirez Hidalgo. And the public just made it worse.

Boooooooooooooo to the public.

shotgun
02-22-2007, 01:08 AM
It's like a nightmare for Gaudio, and it gets worse and worse.

RickDaStick
02-22-2007, 01:58 AM
Vamos Gaston! Im sure you will somehow out do yourself next match

Billabong
02-22-2007, 02:25 AM
Gaston:help:

Galathea
02-22-2007, 04:20 AM
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I feel bad for him, specially because the crow reaction towards him. It wasn't even a match, he was not there, okay but he's in troubles and can't get out of a vicious circle.
It annoyed me when the crow did that. Specially after screaming during the match to support him.

MissPovaFan
02-22-2007, 04:24 AM
I saw the post match interview and judging by Gaston[s body language he has had enough of tennis. He was taking like 10 seconds to answer questions, was very quiet and almost in tears. I don[t understand Spanish so dont know the transcript but it must have been pretty sad.

Louche
02-22-2007, 04:25 AM
Gaudio will withdraw?

Nalbandian out, jeered Gaudio feels like quitting
BUENOS AIRES, Feb 22 (Reuters) - Top seed David Nalbandian crashed out of the Buenos Aires Open and his fellow Argentine Gaston Gaudio said he felt like quitting after being jeered off court on Wednesday.
Gaudio, who reached No. 5 in the world rankings in 2005, was trounced 6-1 6-1 by Ruben Ramirez Hidalgo in his opening match of the tournament, which uses a round-robin system.
"The jeers don't surprise me, they came from the same people who applauded me in 2005," said the sixth seed, who won the tournament two years ago.
"I was a genius then and now I'm an idiot."
"Things don't work without confidence, I'm getting worse and worse and the situation is complicated."
"It makes me want to quit tennis."
Tournament organisers later said that Gaudio was pulling out of Thursday's match against Alessio Di Mauro.

The rest of the article is here:

http://sport.guardian.co.uk/breakingnews/feedstory/0,,-6431485,00.html

MissPovaFan
02-22-2007, 04:27 AM
Im not at all surprised I thought it looked like he wanted to quit. It{s a poor effort that he is pulling out of the Di Mauro match though - not at all fair on us paying spectators! Another reason I guess why RR sucks!

Hendu
02-22-2007, 04:28 AM
Gaudio will withdraw?



The rest of the article is here:

http://sport.guardian.co.uk/breakingnews/feedstory/0,,-6431485,00.html

He already did.

jayjay
02-22-2007, 04:33 AM
This isn't the first time we have heard Gaudio "I want to quit tennis" talk. His form is abysmal and is continuing to decline. Whatever is going on with him, be it simply confidence or something else behind the scenes, he should just take time out to reflect on whether he really does want to continue because it's pretty obvious he can't play through this slump.

As for the jeers, sports crowds are fickle, so it's unsurprising. Players are also fickle, when things are going well they are happy to accept the plaudits, when not they don't like the criticisms.

Happens to all players all over the world in every nation, Argentina is no different. The tournament as a whole has been a disaster from our top players and bigger names, so the frustration of the crowd is understandable in that sense.

Denaon
02-22-2007, 04:35 AM
Gaston :sad: :hug:
The guy is feeling awful....leave him alone....all those people booing him should shut the f*ck up...he's given glory in tennis as a few players have given to our country.....
Show some respect and let him just be!!! For good and for worse...as in marriage :p
:smooch: :cat: :smooch:

MissPovaFan
02-22-2007, 04:47 AM
Gaudio just needs to put in a lot more effort than he does rather than tank matches - if he starts to lose he never seems to have any fight.

I still think of 2004 when he beat Coria and then just partied for a month or two after - not a very dedicated thing to do.

Hendu
02-22-2007, 04:51 AM
Gaudio just needs to put in a lot more effort than he does rather than tank matches - if he starts to lose he never seems to have any fight.

I still think of 2004 when he beat Coria and then just partied for a month or two after - not a very dedicated thing to do.

Thanks, now we all know you have not even the slightest idea of what you are talking about.

MissPovaFan
02-22-2007, 04:57 AM
Thanks, now we all know you have not even the slightest idea of what you are talking about.

It isnt exactly the right attitude though is it. Gaudio got himself in a fantastic position well inside the top 10 and should have been looking to consolidate. As bad as he should play a match he should not be losing to the likes of Hidalgo. I hope to God he does come through this and maybe time out is the only option but he needs to play as many clay tournys as possible before Monte Carlo.

Hendu
02-22-2007, 05:03 AM
It isnt exactly the right attitude though is it. Gaudio got himself in a fantastic position well inside the top 10 and should have been looking to consolidate. As bad as he should play a match he should not be losing to the likes of Hidalgo. I hope to God he does come through this and maybe time out is the only option but he needs to play as many clay tournys as possible before Monte Carlo.

Dedication has nothing to do with his problems. He has mental issues he needs to solve.

He is not enjoying tennis, he is suffering while on court, he is feeling like retiring.

He is doing everything he has done before, when he was doing well, but simply can't play well.

He is trapped in a vicious cycle, and going down fast. I hope this is the bottom.

Action Jackson
02-22-2007, 05:09 AM
It isnt exactly the right attitude though is it. Gaudio got himself in a fantastic position well inside the top 10 and should have been looking to consolidate. As bad as he should play a match he should not be losing to the likes of Hidalgo. I hope to God he does come through this and maybe time out is the only option but he needs to play as many clay tournys as possible before Monte Carlo.

What are you talking about? He consolidated his position within the top 10 in 2005 and he got to number 5. I mean most people thought after his RG win, he would disappear from the scene, pretty much straight away.

He already had a lot of time off in 2006 and this has not happened all of a sudden, it's been gradual. He isn't wanting to go out there and be a joke, but the more it happens the harder it gets.

yomike
02-22-2007, 05:15 AM
I've had enough of this losses, Gaston should pack his bags and retire. He could even invite Juan Carlos with him.

NYCtennisfan
02-22-2007, 05:15 AM
The ATP Tour can be a cruel, cold mistress. There have been so many players through the years that get caught up in a cycle of losing, losing confidence, losing motivation, losing hope 3 or 4 games into a match....it's damn hard to get out of. Hopefully Gaudio can break the cycle but things look bleak right now.

jazar
02-22-2007, 06:44 AM
that is appaling. if di mauro beats gaudio he should seriously consider retiring or suicide, whichever is easiest

LK_22
02-22-2007, 08:53 AM
There are a few players struggling for form on tour at the moment but none more so than Gaudio
If he keeps getting thrashed during clay courts tournaments what chance has he got on hard?

Deathless Mortal
02-22-2007, 09:39 AM
The score isn't surprising for me. I really don't expect nothing from Gaudio anymore... He's career is probably over, i mean, with good results, cause i don't believe he can come back, even though i wish he comes back. It's not nice when the crowd s against you. Your home crowd :sad:
So, he really won't play against Di Mauro?

CooCooCachoo
02-22-2007, 09:42 AM
:lol:

scoobs
02-22-2007, 09:49 AM
Gaston - take some time off, don't play for a few months, work out what's going on, and then come back if you feel you can and you're ready, and play some Challengers to get some winning habits back.

If you don't, pretty soon you'll be playing challengers anyway because the ranking is on grand slalom to nowhere.

Hip-And-Happenin
02-22-2007, 09:51 AM
Ruben :banana: :nerner:

MissPovaFan
02-22-2007, 01:32 PM
Dedication has nothing to do with his problems. He has mental issues he needs to solve.

He is not enjoying tennis, he is suffering while on court, he is feeling like retiring.

He is doing everything he has done before, when he was doing well, but simply can't play well.

He is trapped in a vicious cycle, and going down fast. I hope this is the bottom.

What are you talking about? He consolidated his position within the top 10 in 2005 and he got to number 5. I mean most people thought after his RG win, he would disappear from the scene, pretty much straight away.

He already had a lot of time off in 2006 and this has not happened all of a sudden, it's been gradual. He isn't wanting to go out there and be a joke, but the more it happens the harder it gets.

Ive always had faith with him on clay and even before that Coria match I felt he would put up a decent fight. His game has the potential to be top 3-5 on clay and then even top 20 on hard surface.

I appreciate it is hard going out there when you are playing so poorly but surely the only way to rectify that is to keep playing matches? Hitting the practice courts as much as possible and keep up the effort. It must be a new low for Gaudio at Buenos Aires and I think the crowd reaction was one of shock more than anything so he shouldnt take it to heart really.

Anyway I hope he doesnt pull out of Acapulco next week, it is a shame about B.A. but he must put it behind him.

Action Jackson
02-22-2007, 01:40 PM
Ive always had faith with him on clay and even before that Coria match I felt he would put up a decent fight. His game has the potential to be top 3-5 on clay and then even top 20 on hard surface.

I appreciate it is hard going out there when you are playing so poorly but surely the only way to rectify that is to keep playing matches? Hitting the practice courts as much as possible and keep up the effort. It must be a new low for Gaudio at Buenos Aires and I think the crowd reaction was one of shock more than anything so he shouldnt take it to heart really.

Anyway I hope he doesnt pull out of Acapulco next week, it is a shame about B.A. but he must put it behind him.

Gaudio has won the Slam, he always wanted to do and that is something that will never be taken away from him. It's not like he lacks talent, but it takes a lot more than that.

What is he going to do, go back to the challengers? I mean he will be lucky to win matches there as well, so he continues playing like a muppet at the moment. He has been training a lot, he hasn't been sitting around eating ice cream all this time.

It's all about the mental side of things at the moment, hard to play when it's a problem.

Blue Heart24
02-22-2007, 02:05 PM
:haha: :haha:

Retire Gaudio!

+alonso
02-22-2007, 04:48 PM
Well what you see with Gaudio is what you get, some people like it and others don't. I just want him to get out of the cycle of negativity that he is in at the moment.

Thing is even he dropped down to the Challengers, he'd be struggling to win there.

Yep, If Gastón goes and plays challengers [which I doubt] It would really hurt his pride and would kill him as a player.
I still think He will have a "new fresh air" to keep playing before quitting in some time more