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Who Was The 2004 King Of Clay - Coria or Gaudio?

cleverdutchclogs
08-07-2005, 12:30 PM
Was it a) Guillermo Coria

OR

b) Gaston Gaudio

cleverdutchclogs
08-07-2005, 12:35 PM
I voted for Coria for his 22-2 record!

32-13 for Gaudio!

Papakori
08-07-2005, 01:07 PM
I voted Gaudio

Skyward
08-07-2005, 01:36 PM
Coria was the king without a crown.

Deea
08-07-2005, 01:52 PM
Coria defintely!!!! He should have Roland Garros and not Gaudio! If it weren't for that injury....

Action Jackson
08-07-2005, 01:56 PM
Coria defintely!!!! He should have Roland Garros and not Gaudio! If it weren't for that injury....

Once again someone has confused cramp as an injury. It's not an injury and never has been an injury, it's a loss of physical conditioning and is preventable. If a doctor says cramp is an injury then they shouldn't be working in medicine.

To the answer the question. The King of Clay for 2004 doesn't exist, there have been only 3 Kings of clay Borg, Muster ( for 1,5 seasons) and Kuerten, the others are pretenders.

JC`s rainbow
08-07-2005, 01:57 PM
Coria wasn`t injured, he had cramps because of nervousness.
If you want to be a real champion you also have to be able to handle pressure and nerves.

Gaston was the king !!!!

Fergie
08-07-2005, 01:57 PM
Gaston! :yeah:

*Ljubica*
08-07-2005, 02:34 PM
Definately Gaston :) He won 5 clay court titles this year (Vina del Mar, Buenos Aires, Estoril, Gstaad and Kitzbuehel), while Coria won only one. As for the 2004 Roland Garros final - get over it people - I'm sure Coria has by now. Cramp is not an injury, Gaston was the Champion and no one will ever take that away from him :)

BlackSilver
08-07-2005, 02:52 PM
Last year hadn't a clay king, it's that simple

purple_star
08-07-2005, 04:44 PM
for me, regardless of the french open, guillermo is still a better clay court player than gaudio.. :shout:

nermo
08-07-2005, 04:57 PM
2004?a call from the past... :)
neither ...Coria, had a better last year,he played great ,but his fatal problem appeared in more than one occasion( the biggest was RG :sad: ) ..fear from winning :confused: , so he wasnot the king..

As for Gaudio, the record spoke for it:32-13..he lost 13 times,.honestly ,.i can't call him a king, :shrug:

bjorn4tennis92
08-07-2005, 05:39 PM
GAUDIO ROCKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! HE BEAT CORIA @ RG, AND CORIA HAS BEEN DOING BAD ALL YEAR. GAUDIO IS BETTER, BY FAR.

Clay_Player
08-08-2005, 06:00 AM
A no brainer, coria .

Ferrero Forever
08-08-2005, 08:21 AM
can't vote since the King Of Clay title belongs to Ferrero, regardless of how he played that year.

jtipson
08-08-2005, 08:37 AM
Gaudio, of course.

Gonzo Hates Me!
08-08-2005, 07:14 PM
if there has to be a discussion as to who is the King of Clay, there simply was none

Guga, Ferrero, Nadal--they could hold such a title for there was no discussion to be had. You knew

Julio1974
08-08-2005, 08:13 PM
Definately Gaston :) He won 5 clay court titles this year (Vina del Mar, Buenos Aires, Estoril, Gstaad and Kitzbuehel), while Coria won only one. )

Coria reached the final in Montecarlo and Rome, and he showed that he is the only one that can beat Nadal.
Gaudio simplye failed to play in big tournaments.

As for the 2004 season, I think Gaudio achieved more than Coria, simply because he won RG.

Julio1974
08-08-2005, 08:17 PM
I want to add something. None of them can be called really kinf of clay. There is only one king of clay: Rafael Nadal (although I really think Coria might be able to beat him next year).

Merton
08-08-2005, 08:52 PM
If by King of Clay you mean someone who can be considered as the dominant player in the surface, then there is not an unambiguous reply as to who is the king of clay in 2004. Gaudio won RG but lost many matches, Coria lost to Federer and Gaudio.

Ferrero in 2003 was also not a dominant figure in the surface. As for Nadal, i am a big fan, but you cannot call him king of clay after just one period, even one as exceptional as the one he had this year. It is quite possible that he will improve his game but fail to reproduce the same results in 2006.

GonzoFan
08-09-2005, 08:40 AM
2004 King of Clay I don't think it was any of them but definitely Coria is better than Gaudio ...

Puschkin
08-09-2005, 09:51 AM
There was no king of clay in 2004.

sonatinca
08-09-2005, 12:50 PM
Definitely Gaston!