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Jazzy
06-18-2004, 09:27 AM
here's an article i found!!

Coria names new coach

Guillermo Coria split with his coach Fabian Blengino at Queen's Club last week and insisted that he was in no hurry to get a replacement. However, the Argentine has agreed terms with Gabriel Makus and will begin working with his new mentor at Wimbledon, where the 22-year-old is seeded third for the championships.




"My new coach is my countryman Gabriel Makus," the world number three said.
"We will begin to work together next Monday, when Wimbledon begins.
"Gabriel knows tons about tennis and he is very responsible. There is not much more to say because the results he has obtained speak for themselves.
"Those results were with great tennis players like Juan-Ignacio Chela, with whom I will share Gabriel, David Nalbandian and Nicolas Massu among others."
Coria said his agreement with Makus is until December but stressed that he hoped he would work with his compatriot until he retires.
"Luckily we had everything settled quickly, because it is not good not having a coach," he said on his website.
Coria split with Blengino following his heartbreaking loss in Paris two weeks ago.
He had led compatriot Gaston Gaudio by two sets to love in the Roland Garros final before letting victory slip away and had sobbed uncontrollably afterwards.
The clay-courter insists his decision to part with Blengino had nothing to do with that defeat, however, and nor was it prompted by his opening loss at the Queen's Club.
"The agreement with Fabian was just to Paris," the 22-year-old said.
"Even though the relationship was very good, I felt it was time to set a team in place that can stay together until the end of my career... that is why I decided not to be with him anymore."
Blengino guided Coria to the Buenos Aires Open and Monte Carlo Masters titles this year, and to the finals of the Miami and Hamburg Masters.
The Argentine is honing his grass-court skills in the Netherlands this week where he made a late decision to enter the Ordina Open in Den Bosch. Wimbledon begins on June 21.




Reuters - & J - 17/06/2004

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