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Servus Gaston wilkommen zu Kitzbhuel

Action Jackson
06-07-2004, 05:17 AM
It's early I know, but Gaston will be playing in Sweden after Wimbledon, it seems that Mariano and my friends told him this is a cool tournament, which it is and the Swedes will have an opportunity to see him in Båstad.

I will translate some of the articles and put them in the interviews section.

Heja heja Gato.

Sommarsverige
06-07-2004, 06:41 AM
Are you really sure Gaston won´t change his tournament schedule after this big victory?

If he will play Båstad, I guess a lot of Swedes would be very happy:-)

Richard Cranium
06-08-2004, 01:45 AM
Are you really sure Gaston won´t change his tournament schedule after this big victory?

If he will play Båstad, I guess a lot of Swedes would be very happy:-)

Now why would he do that? He is going to enjoy some time at home, then make an appearance at Wimbledon and then play in Båstad. He seems to be a man of his word, so there would be no reason he would change.

Kom igjen Gato.

Action Jackson
06-08-2004, 05:23 AM
I think he will be playing in Båstad.


Gaston Gaudio vann Paris

Båstadpubliken är att gratulera. Världens gruskung, vinnaren av Roland Garros 2004 heter Gaston Gaudio.

Den oseedade Gaudio räddade två matchbollar mot favoriten och landsmannen Coria i finalen på Roland Garros.

- Vi är otroligt glada att hälsa en Parisvinnare välkommen till Båstad för första gången sedan Wilanders dagar, säger turneringschefen Thomas Wallén.

Gaudio inledde finalen bedrövligt och låg under med 2-0 i set men lyckades vända. Det var överhuvudtaget en märklig match där Coria drabbades av kramp och Gaudio applåderade och log när publiken gjorde vågen. Kanske vände matchen där?

- Efteråt slappnade jag av och försökte njuta av tillfället, det funkade, sa Gaudio efteråt.

På segertribunalen grät han när Argentinas tennisfader, Guillermo Vilas som vann Paris 1977, delade ut priset till honom tillsammans med John McEnroe.

Finalen avslutades med Gaudios paradslag, en klassiskt slagen enhandsbackhand med toppspinn

Tre av fyra semifinalister var argentinare. Tre aktuella Båstadspelare nådde kvartsfinal. Förutom Gaudio, Carlos Moya och Juan Ignacio Chela. Ytterligare två Swedish Open- spelare nådde fjärde omgången. Nämligen Feliciano Lopez och Tommy Robredo.

Sommarsverige
06-08-2004, 12:54 PM
I have also seen the headlines in the Swedish papers.
Expressen and Aftonbladet had both very good articles and pics,
it was much better than many other papers!

Heja Gaston i Swedish Open!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Zetlandsk
06-09-2004, 08:33 AM
Gaston Gaudio vann Paris

Båstadpubliken är att gratulera. Världens gruskung, vinnaren av Roland Garros 2004 heter Gaston Gaudio.

Den oseedade Gaudio räddade två matchbollar mot favoriten och landsmannen Coria i finalen på Roland Garros.

- Vi är otroligt glada att hälsa en Parisvinnare välkommen till Båstad för första gången sedan Wilanders dagar, säger turneringschefen Thomas Wallén.

Gaudio inledde finalen bedrövligt och låg under med 2-0 i set men lyckades vända. Det var överhuvudtaget en märklig match där Coria drabbades av kramp och Gaudio applåderade och log när publiken gjorde vågen. Kanske vände matchen där?

- Efteråt slappnade jag av och försökte njuta av tillfället, det funkade, sa Gaudio efteråt.

På segertribunalen grät han när Argentinas tennisfader, Guillermo Vilas som vann Paris 1977, delade ut priset till honom tillsammans med John McEnroe.

Finalen avslutades med Gaudios paradslag, en klassiskt slagen enhandsbackhand med toppspinn

Tre av fyra semifinalister var argentinare. Tre aktuella Båstadspelare nådde kvartsfinal. Förutom Gaudio, Carlos Moya och Juan Ignacio Chela. Ytterligare två Swedish Open- spelare nådde fjärde omgången. Nämligen Feliciano Lopez och Tommy Robredo.


Here is an approximate English translation.


The people of Båstad are to be congratulated. The world's king of clay and winner of Roland Garros is Gaston Gaudio.

The unseeded Gaudio saved two match points against the favourite and fellow countryman Coria in the final of Roland Garros.

We are unbelievably happy to salute and welcome to Båstad for the first time a winner of Paris since the days of Wilander said tournament boss Thomas Wallén.

Gaudio began the final pitifully and was behind 2-0 in sets, but successfully turned it around. It was on the whole a strange match, when Coria affected by cramp and Gaudio applauded and smiled when the crowd did the wave.

Perhaps this turned the match?
After that I relaxed and attempted to enjoy the moment and it worked said Gaudio afterwards.

At the presentation he cried when the father of Argentine tennis Guillermo Vilas who won Paris 1977, gave out the prize toggether with John McEnroe.

The final finished with Gaudio's signature stroke, a classic single handed topspin backhand.

Three of the four semi finalists were Argentines. Three players playing in Båstad made the quarters besides Gaudio, Carlos Moya and Juan Ignacio Chela. Two more players playing in the Swedish Open made the fourth round namely Feliciano Lopez and Tommy Robredo.

Action Jackson
06-09-2004, 09:32 AM
I posted this on the tournament forum, but I might as well do it here as well.

This was from the tournamet site. I had to adjust the fact that Gaudio is the French Open and they missed a few things. They are very happy with the line up, the article in Swedish then in English.

http://www.swedishopen.org/default.asp?id=29&newsid=241&start=0

Bättre och bättre i Båstad

I veckan gick anmälningstiden ut och årets startfält är starkare än hos de flesta ATP-turneringarna.

Målsättningen att bli en av världens fem starkaste grusturneringar är på väg att infrias.

- Rankinggränsen, den så kallade ”cut-offen”, för att vara direktkvalificerad ligger på 60. Frånsett Franska Öppna och Mastersturneringarna har ingen grustävling haft så låg gräns i år, säger en stolt turneringschef, Thomas Wallén.

Barcelonaturneringen som allmänt anses vara den femste största grusturneringen hade en kvalificeringsgräns på 67 för deras 23 bästa spelare vid anmälningstidens utgång. Gstaad som konkurrerar med Båstad har en ”cut-off” på 95.

2002 års Båstadvinnare, världstvåan Carlos Moya, kommer att bli toppseedad i Synsam Swedish Open. Konkurrensen kommer b.la ifrån sex ATP-vinnare i år:

Dominik Hrbaty - Världsåttan med tre ATP-titlar 2003
Tommy Robredo - Barcelonavinnaren
Juan-Ignacio Chela - Vinnaren i Estoril
Fernando Verdasco - Valenciamästaren
Filippo Volandri - Italiens etta som vann grusgenrepet i St Pölten
Nikolay Davydenko - segrare i München

Gruseliten talar i allmänhet spanska. World team Cup i Düsseldorf vanns av Chile för andra året i följd. Såväl Fernando Gonzalez som Nicolas Massu spelar Synsam Swedish Open 3-11 juli. Argentinas laguppställning kompletteras av fjolåtsmästaren Mariano Zabaleta, Agustin Calleri - finalist i Brasiliens ATP och Gaston Gaudio som var 2:a i Barcelona. Världens ledande grusnation, Spanien, förser också tävlingen med Dubai-finalisten Feliciano Lopez, Alberto Martin och Rafael Nadal.

- Vi är mycket glada att åter få välkomna Nadal som blev mycket populär hos oss ifjol. I mars slog han världsettan Federer men det stora genombrottet kom av sig på grund av en skada. Han är på banan igen strax innan Båstad och blir livsfarlig i år, säger Thomas Wallén.

Memphis-vinnaren Joachim Johansson, Marseille-finalisten Robin Söderling, Jonas Björkman och Thomas Johansson som fått ett Wild Card försvarar de blågula färgerna.

Not the best translation, but its a bit better than the free one.

Better and better in Båstad

During the week the announcement went out and this years starting field is stronger than most of the ATP tournaments.

The goal to be one of the five worlds best clay tournaments is on the way to be fulfiled.

The ranking border, the so-called cut off for direct qualification is 60. Apart from the French Open and the Masters Series no claycourt tournament has such a low cut off, said a proud tournament chief Thomas Wallén.

The tournament in Barcelona, which is known as the 5th best claycourt tournament has a cut off of 67 for their 23 best players, by the time announcements went out. Gstaad which competes with Båstad, has a 'cut off" of 95

The 2002 Båstad winner, Carlos Moya will play and the be the top seed in the Synsam Swedish Open. The competition includes eight ATP title winners this year.

Gaston Gaudio- French Open champion
Carlos Moya- winner of 3 titles including Rome
Dominik Hrbaty- Number 8 on the champions race with 3 titles
Fernando Gonzalez- Vina Del Mar winner
Tommy Robredo - Barcelona winner
Fernando Verdasco- Valencia winner
Fillipo Volandri- St Pölten
Nikolay Davydenko - Munich

The elite claycourters are generally Spanish speakers. The Chilean team who won the World Team Cup in Dusseldorf twice in a row, will have Fernando Gonzalez and Nicolas Massu playing in Båstad. The Argentines will have last years winner Mariano Zabaleta, Agustin Calleri finalist in Brazil and Gaston Gaudio runner up in Barcelona and winner of the French Open. The worlds leading clay nation Spain will also have the Dubai finalist Feliciano Lopez, Alberto Martin and Rafael Nadal

We are very glad to welcome back Nadal who became very popular here last year. In March he beat the world number 1 Federer, but the big breakthrough was held back because of injury. He is on court again just before Båstad and will be highly dangerous this year, says Thomas Wallén.

Memphis winner Joachim Johansson, Marseille-finalist Robin Söderling, Jonas Björkman and Thomas Johansson who will get a Wild Card to fly the blue and gold colours.

WyveN
06-09-2004, 09:38 AM
Thats a very strong field in Bastad - shouyld be good tournament, wish it wasn't on the same week as Gstaad though, Gaudio usually went to Switzerland after Wimbledon didn't he?

Action Jackson
06-09-2004, 09:44 AM
Thats a very strong field in Bastad - shouyld be good tournament, wish it wasn't on the same week as Gstaad though, Gaudio usually went to Switzerland after Wimbledon didn't he?

Yes, this is the first time he has played in Båstad actually and usually plays in Gstaad. I told him actually he should play there, I didn't think he would take it up seriously. Well he is good friends with Zabaleta who won last year and he enjoyed the tournament, it's a great venue on the beach with great scenery in more ways than one.

FB, will be there, but I won't unfortunately. I will be watching the Euro 2004.

Action Jackson
06-14-2004, 03:49 AM
Now, with Gaston pulling out of Wimbledon and getting some rest which is a good thing.

He'll be ready to make his debut in Båstad, and I think the Swedish fans will appreciate him.

Lee
06-14-2004, 04:40 AM
Yes, this is the first time he has played in Båstad actually and usually plays in Gstaad. I told him actually he should play there, I didn't think he would take it up seriously. Well he is good friends with Zabaleta who won last year and he enjoyed the tournament, it's a great venue on the beach with great scenery in more ways than one.

FB, will be there, but I won't unfortunately. I will be watching the Euro 2004.

I wish he'll get to later rounds. I remembered I had coverage last year in US from FSW for Final (at least). The site is very beautiful.

Action Jackson
06-14-2004, 04:48 AM
I wish he'll get to later rounds. I remembered I had coverage last year in US from FSW for Final (at least). The site is very beautiful.

Too bad Younes won't be there this year, but this is probably the highest quality field they have ever had.

It will be tough for Gaston for sure, I mean look at this 8 title winners this year, plus Calleri and Zabaleta (if fit) and the comeback of Nadal

Gaston Gaudio- French Open champion
Carlos Moya- winner of 3 titles including Rome
Dominik Hrbaty- Number 8 on the champions race with 3 titles
Fernando Gonzalez- Vina Del Mar winner
Tommy Robredo - Barcelona winner
Fernando Verdasco- Valencia winner
Fillipo Volandri- St Pölten
Nikolay Davydenko - Munich

It's a great venue on the water on the west coast of Sweden. Quite a few players have summer cottages there and the town is absolutely packed during the week.

Lee
06-14-2004, 05:47 AM
What's wrong with Zabaleta recently?

I didn't notice there are so many title winners this year :eek:

Action Jackson
06-14-2004, 05:51 AM
Zabaleta has tendonitis in his knee and has withdrawn from Wimbledon and Calleri looks like he might withdraw from Wimby as well.

Lee
06-14-2004, 06:07 AM
I hate to hear about tendonitis in knees. :sad:

Action Jackson
06-14-2004, 06:10 AM
I hate to hear about tendonitis in knees. :sad:

So do I, especially as he had a back problem as well over the Argentine summer and missed the AO, plus he is a very good friend of Gaudio's. I was happy when he won here last year, though I am not sure what will happen with him.

If you want to check out the area www.bastad.se . That describes the region and they do have an English section there as well.

Lee
06-14-2004, 06:18 AM
So do I, especially as he had a back problem as well over the Argentine summer and missed the AO, plus he is a very good friend of Gaudio's. I was happy when he won here last year, though I am not sure what will happen with him.

If he works hard, he may be able to overcome the problems (both back and knee) but it won't be easy and they won't go away :sad:

If you want to check out the area www.bastad.se . That describes the region and they do have an English section there as well.

Thanks! Last year during the tournament coverage, I saw the beach and the surrounding area which is sublime. I never expected to see such a beautiful beach in Sweden.

Action Jackson
06-14-2004, 06:25 AM
Thanks! Last year during the tournament coverage, I saw the beach and the surrounding area which is sublime. I never expected to see such a beautiful beach in Sweden.

There are some very nice parts of the west coast of Sweden, it's just not many people expect to see that landscape and you are one of them. They just chose Båstad, as it has the mildest weather and it's a great venue as well, though there are too many snobs for me, then again I have met some good people from elsewhere when it's on and the players enjoy the venue.

If he works hard, he may be able to overcome the problems (both back and knee) but it won't be easy and they won't go away :sad:

He is over the back problem, but I think he needs to salvage the rest of the year and after his disappointing performance at the French Open which wouldn't have helped him, he needs to do well in these summer events.

Action Jackson
06-14-2004, 07:10 AM
Gaudio kommer till Swedish Open

7. juni 2004 11:23

Segraren i Franska Öppna, Gaston Gaudio, kommer till Swedish Open i sommar. "Det är så att man ryser", säger turenringschefen Thomas Wallén.

Efter triumfen i Paris har Gaston Gaudio seglat upp som ett av de hetaste tennisnamnen i världen. Nu är det klart att han kommer till Swedish Open i Båstad som börjar den 5 juli.

- Det är så att man ryser, att han kommer till Båstad, det är ju ytterligare en bekräftelse att vi har en av de bästa grustävlingarna i världen, säger turneringschefen Thomas Wallén till TT.

Även Carlos Moya kommer till Båstad, liksom de högst rankade svenskarna. Men det är Gaudio som blir det nya affishnamnet för Swedish Open.

- Han har spelat turneringen i Gstaad tidigare men hörde genom sina kompisar att det var roligare i Båstad och valde i stället att anmäla sig till Båstad, vilket vi naturligtvis är oerhört glada för, fortsätter Wallén.

Translation

French Open champion Gaston Gaudio is coming to the Swedish Open this summer. “It is so that one shivers with excitement” said tournament director Thomas Wallén

After the triumph in Paris, Gaston Gaudio has become one of the hottest tennis players in the world. Now it’s clear that he is coming to the Swedish Open in Båstad, which begins on the 5th of July.

“It is so that one shivers with excitement, that he is coming to Båstad, it is certainly a confirmation that we have one of the best claycourt tournaments in the world” said tournament director Thomas Wallén to TT.

Also Carlos Moya is coming to Båstad, as are the highest ranked Swedes, but Gaudio has become the new main attraction for the Swedish Open.

He has previously played the tournament in Gstaad, but he heard from his friends, that it was more pleasant in Båstad and chose instead to commit himself to Båstad, which naturally we are tremendously happy for, continued Wallén.

Sommarsverige
06-14-2004, 11:00 AM
I think the best with Båstad is that the town is very small and therefore
everything is very familiar.
It is not only tennis, but everything around it.
For many players it is almost like holidays.
I guess Gaston will like it in Båstad :) :)

Action Jackson
06-17-2004, 07:30 AM
I think the best with Båstad is that the town is very small and therefore
everything is very familiar.
It is not only tennis, but everything around it.
For many players it is almost like holidays.
I guess Gaston will like it in Båstad :) :)

There are still too many snobs in Båstad, but I don't live there or could afford to live there, but as I have said previously Gaston will enjoy the venue and the vibe of the tournament, intelligent fans and perhaps Gato can win there, but it will be very tough for him.

gretel
06-17-2004, 08:21 AM
Sometimes, when a person is called with his nickname (Gato) is usually after the article "the". In this case, "el Gato" Gaudio.
It's an informal way.
Specially if the nickname is an animal, or a thing or a funny word.

Coria is "el Mago", not "mago".
David (sometimes) is "el Rey David".
Paola is "la negra".
Chela is "el flaco".
Mancini is "el luli".
It's only a comment. ;)

Action Jackson
06-24-2004, 11:39 PM
He is training at the moment and will be ready for Båstad, which is eagerly awaiting his arrival.

faraway
06-27-2004, 08:34 AM
It's really a tough match in Bastad. Hope Gaston in his best status.

faraway
07-01-2004, 07:16 AM
It seems there are not many news about Gaston recently. Anyone has any news? Has he arrived at Bastad? Glad to hear something in Bastad soon.

Trolls Need Love Too
07-01-2004, 07:20 AM
He will be playing an exhibition on Sunday, before the tournament. Don't worry he will be there.

faraway
07-02-2004, 03:48 AM
:) :)

Boludo
07-03-2004, 08:10 PM
Gaston draw Davydenko in the first round, this will be a very difficult match for him, but I just hope he is ready to go and shows the Swedes some of his great talent.

Alisa
07-04-2004, 09:20 AM
Good luck Gaston!

tommy_girl
07-06-2004, 07:29 AM
good luck gaston!

Sommarsverige
07-06-2004, 10:43 AM
Good luck Gaston!

Hope he will play great tennis against Davzdenko!

joes
07-06-2004, 01:22 PM
Gaston GAUDIO (ARG) - Nikolay DAVYDENKO (RUS) 6-3 6-1 Yahoo!!!!

Action Jackson
07-06-2004, 01:24 PM
We updated that at the same time, too bad the website is having problems at the moment.

A very good win and now he needs to win the doubles with Chubby Chela.

Action Jackson
07-06-2004, 03:19 PM
From the champiosnhip website.

Världsmästaren imponerade

Gaston Gaudio imponerade när han enkelt besegrade Nikolay Davydenko med 6-3, 6-1.

För första gången sedan 1982 har Synsam Swedish Open äran att ha årets Franska Öppna mästare på plats. Gaudio triumferade i Paris för precis en månad sedan. Därefter har den 25-årige argentinaren inte spelat några tävlingar men dagens match visade att formen fortfarande är god.

- Det var en märklig känsla att spela min första match sedan vinsten i Paris. Det har varit mycket festande hemma i Buenos Aires och jag har varit trött senaste tiden, berättade Gaudio för publiken på centercourten direkt efter matchen.

Gaudio spelar även dubbel i par med Juan Ignacio Chela under eftermiddagen, där de ställs mot Robin Söderling och Jarkko Nieminen.

English
World Champion Impressive

Gaston Gaudio impressed when he easily defeated Nikolay Davydenko 6-3, 6-1.
For the first time since 1982 the Swedish Open has had the honour of the French Open champion playing in Båstad. Gaudio triumphed in Paris exactly a month ago. Afterwards the 25 year old Argentine has not played a tournament since, but todays match showed that he was in good form.

"It was a remarkable feeling to play my first match since the win in Paris. There has been plenty of partying at home in Buenos Aires and lately I have been tired in this time" said Gaudio to the crowd on centre court directly after the match.
Gaudio will play doubles together with Juan Ignacio Chela in the afternoon, there they will meet Robin Söderling och Jarkko Nieminen.

RogiFan88
07-07-2004, 01:19 AM
nice easy win for Gaston -- vamos, El Gato!

where's he playing next week?? Stuttgart? Amersfoort?

joes
07-07-2004, 05:23 AM
Hi RogiFan, Gaston is playing Stuttgart next week. So, how did you celebrate Roger's win Sunday? I was so happy!

Lee
07-07-2004, 05:29 AM
:banana: Gaudio :banana:

PerezRoldan
07-07-2004, 08:59 AM
Well done gaston, take out Patience and don't lose your patience and make the quarters.

gotthard
07-07-2004, 05:26 PM
i see gaston winning this tournament!!!!!!!!!

the only tricky match could be in quaters against nadal!
if gaston manages to beat the crap outta that kid ...........he will win!!!

ok bye and take care

RogiFan88
07-08-2004, 02:07 AM
Hi RogiFan, Gaston is playing Stuttgart next week. So, how did you celebrate Roger's win Sunday? I was so happy!

Hi Joes!

Thanks for the info -- I was SO exhausted fr 2 wks of sleepless nights and worry for Rogi that I had NO energy left to celebrate Rogi's win! I did wave my Swiss flags about tho! ;)

Besides, I had to cheer on Greece after that!!

How about you?

Nah, I'm dead chuffed that Rogi defended his Wimby crown and won his 2nd slam of 2004!! I just love the boy to bits!

But this is a Gaston thread, so I'll just say:

VAMOS, EL GATO contra este Frances!!

Hey, I hope Rafa wins too! Nice to see him back on the tour!

VAMOS, todos los Espanoles, el Chileno tambien! ;)

Hasta luego, Joes!

Do you go to any tourneys, other than the ones in Holland?

joes
07-08-2004, 04:14 PM
G. Gaudio(ARG) d. O. Patience(FRA) 4-6 - 6-3 - 6-2 Again!!! Yay!!!

RogiFan, I normally go to Rosmalen, Dusseldorf, and sometimes Paris-Bercy.

Action Jackson
07-08-2004, 04:20 PM
He has a very tough match against Nadal, though he has beaten Nadal quite easily before, it's not one to take easy.

joes
07-09-2004, 03:56 PM
He did it again! G. Gaudio(ARG) d. R. Nadal(ESP) 6-2 - 6-3
:) :D :cool:

Sommarsverige
07-09-2004, 04:03 PM
Gaston played a great match against Nadal.
I saw the match and he was really impressing!

Action Jackson
07-09-2004, 04:31 PM
He will either play Chela or Toad, keep that form up and he will be in the final.

lsy
07-09-2004, 04:46 PM
He did it again! G. Gaudio(ARG) d. R. Nadal(ESP) 6-2 - 6-3
:) :D :cool:

wow...that's a great result!

Well done!

Action Jackson
07-09-2004, 04:49 PM
Now he plays the Toad Söderling. If the court is heavier that should work for him, just vary the heights and spins of the ball and bring him forward, he will win, better watch out for the cramping tactics.

lsy
07-10-2004, 03:32 PM
Was hoping for a double celebration when I log on...

No play at all seems like.

Alisa
07-10-2004, 08:18 PM
good luck gaston!!!
i think he has a real chance to win this tourn!!

Daniel
07-11-2004, 07:24 AM
:bounce: :worship: :yeah:

joes
07-11-2004, 03:17 PM
G. Gaudio(ARG) d. R. Soderling(SWE) 6-4 - 6-2
:bounce:
Now he'll have to play his friend, Mariano, for the title.....

Action Jackson
07-11-2004, 03:20 PM
It doesn't matter about this one, everyone is a winner irrespective of the result.

lsy
07-11-2004, 03:32 PM
Well done! He seems to be playing really well?

:clap2:

Action Jackson
07-11-2004, 08:10 PM
Gaudio & Zabaleta to Meet in all-Argentine Final

Gaston Gaudio defeated young local sensation Robin Soderling 6-4, 6-2 to reach the Bastad final, where he will play fellow Argentine Mariano Zabaleta The Roland Garros champion extended his winning streak to 13 matches.

Zabaleta feels at home in Bastad and defeated Chilean Fernando Gonzalez 6-1, 6-4. Zabaleta showed an impressive game with a very high percentage of first serves and was solid from the baseline and at the net.

WHAT THE PLAYERS SAID:

Gaudio: “I think I played my best match of the week. I really felt well on the court today and my confidence is way up. I think I am almost playing at the same level as in Paris, but you have to remember I had not played for a month before coming into this tournament.

“I hope that Zabaleta allows me to win tomorrow since he won the title last year. Seriously now, I think it is going to be a very difficult match since we know each other very well. We have not played many times in tour events but we have played many times and know exactly all about the games.”


Zabaleta: “I played very well and solid. I am very happy. I really wanted to be again in this final although we are going to play it on Monday. It is kind of different. To play Gaston is good and bad. Good because he is my best friend and bad also because he is my best friend and that makes it difficult to play against.

"We know each other since we were 8 years old. When we were kids, I used to go to his home to sleep when traveling to Buenos Aires and we played for the same club. He is my best friend and I am very happy to see we both make it to an ATP final against each other.”

faraway
07-12-2004, 05:52 AM
It's really good to see the two good friends in the same final! Both are excellent.
I'm a bit disappointed that both JC and Coria withdraw from Stuttgart. How I wish Gaston can meet the two again on clay! Gaston will prove himself and prove it's not an accident to win Roland Garros.

Lee
07-12-2004, 07:23 AM
For me, I don't see there's any need for Gaudio to prove himself. He's RG champion, that's a fact. He won 7 matches cleanly and clearly. That's indisputable. It's a Slam, not a little tournament running against other better tournaments at the same time with a depleted field. Gaston had to defeat 7 players who were also good enough to defeat other 6, 5, 4, 3,... players. It can't be fluke or luck or accident for a player to won a Slam.

And yes, that includes Johansson and Costa.

joes
07-12-2004, 12:35 PM
M. Zabaleta(ARG) d. G. Gaudio(ARG) 6-1 - 4-6 - 7-6(4) :sad: Glad he won that second set, though, was a bit scary how he never held serve in the first. Yes, I watched the scores online.... Now on to Stuttgart!

RogiFan88
07-12-2004, 01:31 PM
Oh well, Gaston didn't win, but congrats to his friend Mariano, for defending his title, muy bien, Mariano, felicitaciones!

Onto Stuttgart...

faraway
07-13-2004, 08:28 AM
For me, I don't see there's any need for Gaudio to prove himself. He's RG champion, that's a fact. He won 7 matches cleanly and clearly. That's indisputable. It's a Slam, not a little tournament running against other better tournaments at the same time with a depleted field. Gaston had to defeat 7 players who were also good enough to defeat other 6, 5, 4, 3,... players. It can't be fluke or luck or accident for a player to won a Slam.

And yes, that includes Johansson and Costa.
Yeah you are right, Lee. He needn't prove himself to anyone. I just a bit angry on those words that "if coria wasn't injured...." and so on. I know these words are really shit, but I still feel angry on it (Oh, what a big idiot I am!).
Nevermind. Just be yourself, Gaston!

Daniel
07-13-2004, 12:29 PM
Well said Lee :D Gaston deserves all the best :smooch:

joes
07-15-2004, 11:19 AM
Gaudio (ARG) def. Armando (USA) 3:6, 6:2, 7:6. :bounce:

joes
07-15-2004, 11:22 AM
For the german speaking peeps: Match report, third set, from the official site. Read from bottom to top!

Tiebreak Eng war es am Ende, aber der Argentinier triumphiert letztlich verdient.
Tiebreak Und die Erfahrung und größere Routine setzt sich hier letztendlich durch. Gaudio dominiert diesen Tiebreak und zieht nach einem 3:6, 6:2 und 7:6-Erfolg über Hugo Armando in die nächste Runde hier in Stuttgart ein.
3. Satz Und genauso kommt es! Der Tiebreak muss hier den Gleichstand brechen.
3. Satz WOW, das tut er! Beeindruckend, wie sich der Argentinier aus der engen Situation befreit! Erst holt er sich sein eigenes Aufschlagspiel, dann setzte auch noch zum Rebreak an und kann zum 5:5 ausgleichen. Alles wieder offen in diesem Match. Das riecht nach Tiebreak!
3. Satz Ich bin mal gespannt, ob der French Open-Sieger hier diesem Druck standhält.
3. Satz Das hindert den Amerikaner jedoch nicht daran, sich jetzt mit 5:3 abzusetzen. Gaudio serviert jetzt gegen den Matchverlust...
3. Satz Beide Kontrahenten standen sich in ihrer bisherigen Karriere noch nie gegenüber. Beide sind Jahrgang 1978, der Argentinier hat in seiner Laufbahn aber bereits deutlich mehr Preisgeld erspielt. 3,6 Mio. Dollar, Armando bisher lediglich 280.000 Dollar.
3. Satz Es bleibt beim Abstand von einem Break. Armando serviert sehr konstant und liegt jetzt mit 4:2 in Führung.
3. Satz Vielleicht noch einmal zur Erklärung für alle Tennis-Freunde, die gestern Abend das Spiel nicht im Ticker verfolgen konnten. Beim Stande von 3:6 und 6:2 aus der Sicht Gaudio's musste die Partie wegen Dunkelheit abgebrochen werden.

joes
07-15-2004, 11:24 AM
From what I read, Gaudio was down a break in the third, was serving to stay in the match, could even it out to earn a tiebreak which he won. Impressive stuff!

Action Jackson
07-15-2004, 11:27 AM
I don't care, he won the match and plays Berdych later today.

If he doesn't win here, it won't be such a bad thing. To tell you the truth I want him to win Kitzbhuel more than this one.

RogiFan88
07-15-2004, 02:45 PM
Vamos, Gaston!

I w not mind him winning Kitz either... great tourney w great winners, like Corretja!

joes
07-15-2004, 04:51 PM
Gaudio (ARG) - Berdych (CZE)
6:2 6:4
:bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

RogiFan88
07-15-2004, 09:01 PM
Still going strong!

Hi Joes! You're not at the Amersfoort tourney?

Such a problem not knowing German [esp when I'm a Rogi fan! -- oh well, at least I can understand the French articles and if there are any in italiano, eh, non c'e male]!

TennisLurker
07-15-2004, 09:06 PM
Now he has to play against cheery novak, gaudio and novak are 2 players I like a lot.

I wouldnt mind if he loses to jiri (jiri wins the torunament) and next week gato wins kitzbuhel!

Zetlandsk
07-16-2004, 02:32 AM
Losing to Jiri wouldn't be such a bad thing, but he can only do his best and no more.

ataxie
07-16-2004, 01:04 PM
http://www.sportal.de/de/live/tennismagazin/100373.html

Here is the link for those who wanna follow the play this afernoon at about 5 PM

ps : sorry for my English , I'm french :worship:

joes
07-16-2004, 05:40 PM
Hi RogiFan, no, not at Amersfoort. Too much preparing for our holiday! Maybe next year.... You will go to the Toronto tournament?

Washa Koroleva
07-16-2004, 08:55 PM
I like Gaudio now as well. Don't even know why. He seems so relaxed to me:)
That's really cool... like a cat, that goes silent to where it wants to be. ;)
Pretty cool.

Zetlandsk
07-17-2004, 06:17 AM
http://www.sportal.de/de/live/tennismagazin/100373.html

Here is the link for those who wanna follow the play this afernoon at about 5 PM

ps : sorry for my English , I'm french :worship:

No problem and no need to apologise for your English at all, as long as you support Gaston that's fine.

ataxie
07-17-2004, 07:33 AM
Hehe , thanks fot answering my message :worship: ! For a moment , I thought nobody understood me :eek: , but well finally my English is not as bad as I think lol ! Have a nice week end and VAMOS GASTON this afernoon , tha final is not far away , he's gonna make it :)

Action Jackson
07-17-2004, 07:39 AM
Hehe , thanks fot answering my message :worship: ! For a moment , I thought nobody understood me :eek: , but well finally my English is not as bad as I think lol ! Have a nice week end and VAMOS GASTON this afernoon , tha final is not far away , he's gonna make it :)

Salu, don't worry most of the fans that post here English is not the 1st language and that is not a problem at all, it's far from a bad thing.

Keira, that's cool but don't go on with any Coria love here, it won't be appreciated.

Action Jackson
07-17-2004, 09:38 AM
Dominant Gaudio keeps up winning form in Stuttgart

STUTTGART, Germany, July 16 (Reuters) - French Open champion Gaston Gaudio reached his third successive semi-final on the men's tour with a 6-4 6-3 victory over Jiri Novak in the Stuttgart Cup on Friday.

The Argentine second seed, who followed up his victory in Paris by reaching the final in Bastad last week, dominated the match against the Czech to set up a last four meeting with David Ferrer.

"It was tough, I played against Jiri in the French Open (and) I knew it was going to be hard but I managed to win finally," said Gaudio.

TennisLurker
07-17-2004, 07:12 PM
gaston, you made me suffer today!

Zetlandsk
07-18-2004, 08:14 AM
Just like old times Lurker.

ataxie
07-18-2004, 08:14 AM
VAMOS GASTON !! :)

Hope we can post a photo later this day with GG and his new trophy :) !

faraway
07-20-2004, 06:42 AM
It's good to see Gaston on an avatar! The first one I've seen on this forum :)

novanora
07-20-2004, 07:48 AM
Well, faraway, before you came here, i've seen some Gaston avatar in this forum :) before he got the RG champion. You can also use a Gato avatar by yourself, think it would be nice ;)

Action Jackson
07-20-2004, 08:00 AM
Gaston plays Minar in the 2nd round and hopefully there can be some easier matches this week. Lets win this title Gaston it's there for the taking.

RogiFan88
07-20-2004, 01:50 PM
so George, will you be following Gaston's progress in TO??

ataxie
07-20-2004, 02:33 PM
Faraway , thank u :-) :)
I can make a GG avatar for you if you want too , or if you have a pix you love :-)

faraway
07-21-2004, 05:16 AM
thanks ataxie. I don't want an avatar at this moment. But I'd like to enjoy others' avatars, especially with GG ;)

PerezRoldan
07-23-2004, 02:03 AM
Good win for Gaston in straight sets against Davydenko 6-3 6-3 and now he plays Horna in the quarter finals, he has a 2-0 lead in their previous meetings.

The title is there for the taking and I hope he can come through.

RogiFan88
07-23-2004, 06:52 PM
Well, Gaston beat Horna easily today!!!

Now to take on Verdasco, who beat Feli!

VAMOS!!!!

Too bad Massu beat Zabaleta in 2 TBs!

So it's Rainer v. Nicolas -- HOPP, Rainer!

PerezRoldan
07-24-2004, 05:34 AM
Gaston is through to the semis and he should handle Verdasco easily. He hasn't used too much energy and that's important so far in the tournament, if he gets through to the final, then I feel confident that he can win it.

PerezRoldan
07-25-2004, 08:25 AM
Due to the weather the semis and final will be played today and the final will be the best of 3 sets.

So come on Gaston win this title.

Marc Rosset is Tall
07-25-2004, 10:13 AM
Gaston thrashed Verdasco 6-0 6-2, which is great as he has more energy for the final, which he will need as he plays Massu.

Massu has won last the 2 matches, though these weren't on clay, so vamos Gaston.

Eiffel
07-25-2004, 12:16 PM
the third sequential final, wish you can hold the chance :cool:

Vamos :angel: :angel:

Action Jackson
07-25-2004, 05:19 PM
Unfortunately Gaston lost another final, but he won the one that
counted and that's a good thing.

Massu played too well today and Gaston had broken his serve early,
and then lost it straight away. Well the clay season is over for
Gaston now, so it's time to concentrate on the rest of the season
now, and do the best he can.

Now everyone wants to beat him now he is the French Open champion, so he
has to get used to that and start winning these finals. It's the
same for all players though with the weather.

As I said before I don't care about his performances in these 2 TMS
events, as long as he can do well for Argentina at the Games, and
perform to the best of his ability.

I don't have a problem with El Vampiro actually, he was too good
today and that's all I can say. Gaston might have been tired, but
this is partly in the head, but I am proud of his efforts.

yixiang
07-26-2004, 06:45 AM
Gato looks kinda suffering a final-phobia........

Anyway he's got the most important one!

Boludo
07-26-2004, 06:53 AM
Gaston did his best, and it wasn't good enough against Massu, who was a worthy winner.

Gaudio: "I could not play my game today. It is good to get to the final though. Now I am a bit sad but I am happy to have reached the final here and reach three consecutive finals. I never felt comfortable and he played better."