Gaudio defeats Nadal 0-6, 6-0, 6-1!!!

undomiele
02-12-2005, 01:23 AM
Whats with Gaudio and weird ass matches??? :eek:

RodLo
02-12-2005, 03:52 AM
Holy crap, bet that was an exciting match...:rolleyes: :lol:

Chris Kuerten
02-26-2015, 10:50 AM
The last time Nadal played a quarterfinal in Buenos Aires :D

Silverbullet96
02-26-2015, 11:35 AM
ffs

Rychu
02-26-2015, 01:01 PM
:rolls:

Wolmas
02-26-2015, 01:06 PM
Obvious bump, but hilarity not lacking.

castle007
02-26-2015, 01:25 PM
Nadal won the FO the year he almost got double bageled on clay? O.o

ReturnAce
02-26-2015, 01:34 PM
Nadal - Gaudio [Buenos Aires - 2005]

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Silverbullet96
02-26-2015, 01:37 PM
Nadal won the FO the year he almost got double bageled on clay? O.o

I suspect it was a tank.

Roger the Dodger
02-26-2015, 01:56 PM
Dull never stood a chance against the true GOAT! :lol:

GOATston GOATdio!!! :worship:

ClutchedOnandBack
02-26-2015, 02:01 PM
How the fuck did this thread only get one reply? :haha:

blackwell
02-26-2015, 02:12 PM
Even average claycourter from previous era bageled pick-Nadull.

ClutchedOnandBack
02-26-2015, 02:17 PM
^Mediocre claycourter? When were you born? 2004?

Castafiore
02-26-2015, 02:36 PM
How the fuck did this thread only get one reply? :haha:
You only have to look at the date of the first post to understand that one.

That's before Nadal got his first slam and that's before the Nadal-Federer rivalry went nuclear in tennis communities like MTF, so before tards went nuts over everything Nadal did or didn't do basically. :)

zoparrat
02-26-2015, 02:56 PM
This was the last time Gaudio beat Nadal. Happened about 3 months before Nadal beat Coria in the 5-set 5+ hours Rome final.

Ichbinmüde
02-26-2015, 03:05 PM
If Borna had more tennis knowledge he would say he's more a Gaudio game wise, when he plays his very best.

Leo
02-26-2015, 03:11 PM
How the fuck did this thread only get one reply? :haha:

The forum had MUCH less traffic back then, was still struggling to make its mark alongside the WTA forum. Also no one gave a flying shit about early-year clay court tournaments back then. They weren't worth many points and all the action was in Europe.

I believe Gaudio and Nadal played a couple times that year? Was a passing of the torch from reigning FO champ to new one. Guess who stuck around longer.

Leo
02-26-2015, 03:13 PM
This was the last time Gaudio beat Nadal. Happened about 3 months before Nadal beat Coria in the 5-set 5+ hours Rome final.

EPIC MATCH. Perhaps the single match that sealed Coria's fate in his mind that he'd never make it happen in Paris. Ferrero had fallen away; he choked his chance in 2004; and now there was this new kid on the block with such intense physicality and potential.

Then Coria got routined in 4 by a guns-glazing Davydenko at RG '05. Poor Nikolay lost to the doper. :(

Burrow
02-26-2015, 03:21 PM
The forum had MUCH less traffic back then, was still struggling to make its mark alongside the WTA forum. Also no one gave a flying shit about early-year clay court tournaments back then. They weren't worth many points and all the action was in Europe.

I believe Gaudio and Nadal played a couple times that year? Was a passing of the torch from reigning FO champ to new one. Guess who stuck around longer.

The reason why this thread only received one reply or whatever was because another thread was created on the match.

Burrow
02-26-2015, 03:23 PM
EPIC MATCH. Perhaps the single match that sealed Coria's fate in his mind that he'd never make it happen in Paris. Ferrero had fallen away; he choked his chance in 2004; and now there was this new kid on the block with such intense physicality and potential.

Then Coria got routined in 4 by a guns-glazing Davydenko at RG '05. Poor Nikolay lost to the doper. :(

Call Puerta a doper but how do you know others weren't and aren't doping, with testing protocols the way they are?

Coria was also a doper but nobody seems to talk about that.

Adri89
02-26-2015, 03:34 PM
Call Puerta a doper but how do you know others weren't and aren't doping, with testing protocols the way they are?

Coria was also a doper but nobody seems to talk about that.

The difference is that Coria was suspensed years before reaching the RG or Rome finals.
Puerta was doped during the French Open in 2005 if my memory is good. And by the way, already was suspended for doping previous this one.

This scoreline is still a mystery, but people just forget how good Gaudio was that year on clay.
Nadal wasn't the same starting Miami 2005. When they had a replay at Stuttgart that year, the quality was very good despite the straight win for Rafa (who was in his 82 streak wins)

BodyServe
02-26-2015, 04:06 PM
Gaudio was underrated man and if Coria was leading 2 sets to love in the infamous final it was because Gaudio couldn't find the court, pressure got to him (before it got to Coria lol).

I still think the 2004 final was the right result as the better player at his best won.

17-6-302
02-26-2015, 04:08 PM
Interesting that Nadal has a 3-3 HTH record with Gaudio...one of the few RG Champions he's faced.

Burrow
02-26-2015, 04:19 PM
The difference is that Coria was suspensed years before reaching the RG or Rome finals.
Puerta was doped during the French Open in 2005 if my memory is good. And by the way, already was suspended for doping previous this one.

This scoreline is still a mystery, but people just forget how good Gaudio was that year on clay.
Nadal wasn't the same starting Miami 2005. When they had a replay at Stuttgart that year, the quality was very good despite the straight win for Rafa (who was in his 82 streak wins)

That's irrelevant. How do you know Coria wasn't doping during 2004? Because the testing protocols are so locked down? We don't, so to bastardise a player for doping is a bit flimsy.

Mateya
02-26-2015, 05:17 PM
How the fuck did this thread only get one reply? :haha:

My first thought as well :lol: Unreal. These days this board would go down if Nadal lost like this.
I know he was an average top 50 player then, but still...

Satvan
02-26-2015, 05:40 PM
Gaudio escaped humiliations by neglecting tennis and protected his respect as a clay player before Nadal became a man. Otherwise his 2004 RG would have been talked as an even worse slam of all time.

Luinir
02-26-2015, 05:43 PM
2005 may be the best ever clay season. So many players on clay who can play good.

Satvan
02-26-2015, 05:47 PM
2005 may be the best ever clay season. So many players on clay who can play good.

True. Even Puerta with drugs produced great tennis, I mean proper clay tennis.

Leo
02-26-2015, 05:48 PM
That's irrelevant. How do you know Coria wasn't doping during 2004? Because the testing protocols are so locked down? We don't, so to bastardise a player for doping is a bit flimsy.

Davydenko definitely wasn't doping. Puerta's a cheater, bottom line.

In regards to Gaudio, he doesn't get enough respect around here. Granted he only had a couple seasons at the top of the game, he was capable of brilliance, backhand was beautiful to watch and was consistently a clay contender in the early 2000s. He had an epic rivalry with JCF when Ferrero was king of clay...Ferrero seemed to be able to get him every time in hard-fought battles.

I still remember that demolition of Hewitt at the '04 FO :eek:

Leo
02-26-2015, 05:50 PM
2005 may be the best ever clay season. So many players on clay who can play good.

Post-Kuerten and Ferrero, though, and obviously post-90s generation.

Still a line-up of clay contenders who don't exist anymore.

Bruce7
02-26-2015, 06:34 PM
Great result for Gaudio. He can win the title on this form.