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Coria d. Massu 6-4, 2-6, 6-7, 6-2, 6-2 in 4.5 hour drama to reach QF

Raquel
09-05-2005, 05:35 PM
Anyone else watching this? It's a bit like a Davis Cup match. Great atmosphere with the fans of each player supporting them. The tennis is pretty good too with a bit of tension between the players. Quite a few glares and gestures between them. This is turning into one of the best of the event.

Jinx
09-05-2005, 05:41 PM
Im watching this!!! Its actually pretty awesome! :eek: :eek:

Im hating it though (Coriaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa :mad: :mad: :mad: )

onewoman74
09-05-2005, 05:42 PM
they just tuned into the match on cbs

onewoman74
09-05-2005, 05:48 PM
coria is having a fit...lol!!!

Foot_Fault
09-05-2005, 05:50 PM
ok Coria,.....Y everytime he get tight,.....he serve like 20mph? Like a Jr. Girl player?
Roland Garros 2004 anyone?

what's his problem...his wife is still Beautiful though.

Foot_Fault
09-05-2005, 05:50 PM
And y the FUCK is Massu standing SOOO FARR BACK on those BABY SERVES???
Jr. Girls?

adee-gee
09-05-2005, 05:51 PM
It's a break-fest. Coria has been broken 4 times in a row. He led *4-1 in this 3rd set and Massu broke twice to level at 4-4. Guille broke again to lead 5-4, then was broken back. Then he broke again to lead 6-5 and was broken back :rolleyes:

Carla :hearts:

2-0 Massu to 2-2 in the tie break, Vamos Guille!

willie
09-05-2005, 05:51 PM
coria:rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes:

Foot_Fault
09-05-2005, 05:54 PM
you're telling me Coria's 2nd serve at 55mph's kicks out that much that Massu cant crack the ball? jr Girls?

Papakori
09-05-2005, 05:54 PM
Thanks for the tip, I am going to watch bits of it now :)

adee-gee
09-05-2005, 05:55 PM
The tie break is a break-fest too! :lol: Vamos Guille 4-4 win this please

adee-gee
09-05-2005, 05:58 PM
How did Guille lose that set :fiery:

Shabazza
09-05-2005, 05:59 PM
It's a break-fest. Coria has been broken 4 times in a row. He led *4-1 in this 3rd set and Massu broke twice to level at 4-4. Guille broke again to lead 5-4, then was broken back. Then he broke again to lead 6-5 and was broken back :rolleyes:

Carla :hearts:

2-0 Massu to 2-2 in the tie break, Vamos Guille!
there're men playing right :confused:
ES is showing AA vs Malisse and they won't change till the match is over :( , so I root for AA in fast 3 sets :)

TheBoiledEgg
09-05-2005, 06:01 PM
Did anyone else hear the crowd shout out

"WEASEL, WEASEL, WEASEL" in the Tiebreak :rolls: :tape:

nobama
09-05-2005, 06:02 PM
Coria can't get his first serve over 100 MPH. :lol: A very sloppy match, I think there were 8 breaks of serve in that third set...set lasted something like 85 minutes. I like when Mary Jo wondered whether we were watching a womens match. :lol: I don't think Ginepri or Gasquet will have a tough time beating either one of these clowns.

Jinx
09-05-2005, 06:02 PM
WTF???????????? :( :eek: :eek: :eek:

Coria lost the third set, I can´t believe this

He is playing awfuly bad. He deserves it...

2-1 for Massu, this is at least unvelievable

silverwhite
09-05-2005, 06:04 PM
Come on, Weasel! :(

User id 7816
09-05-2005, 06:07 PM
:lol: keep the comments up guys, Im not even watching the match but Im having a blast reading :lol:

mishar
09-05-2005, 06:08 PM
Coria doesn't deserve to win, playing like this. He has a beautiful game, but just seems to be lacking the mental fortitude in the big moments at the big slams.

Nico is a grinder, but he is a warrior!

Tennis Fool
09-05-2005, 06:12 PM
I hear Massu called the trainer for a thigh and they haven't played a point since. Now they're saying the two are going through the full range of gamesmanship...
Anyone getting the match want to give a rundown?

silverwhite
09-05-2005, 06:18 PM
It's not true that Coria is serving worse than Venus does, is it? :o

Tennis Fool
09-05-2005, 06:30 PM
I want to see this match, maybe time as Agassi about to take out X-Man in three quick sets.

NyGeL
09-05-2005, 06:32 PM
Coria is serving like a girl... he is also making lots of doubles faults.
He is not taking any risk, he is playing too short (most balls inside the serving square) :S I can't belive how he lost the 3rd set :'(

anyway, I think he can still win, playing that gay way he went into a close tie break last set, and Massu is looking more tired now.

He is playing with a counter attack style, but that, doesn't help him when he is serving. None of them can't keep their serve...

amierin
09-05-2005, 06:46 PM
Last I saw they were massaging Massu's thigh. Any update?

oneandonlyhsn
09-05-2005, 06:51 PM
C'mon Guille :bounce: get your shit together and trounce the vampire plz

Jinx
09-05-2005, 06:52 PM
They are playing normally now
Coria is still sucking, though
Coria leads 5-2

NyGeL
09-05-2005, 06:54 PM
Coria is making a comeback. Massu is VERY tired, he is like a statue...

Massu is serving 2-5 this 4th set, and the trainer had been called for the side change.

oneandonlyhsn
09-05-2005, 06:57 PM
Into the 5th set we go, vamos Guille :bounce:

star
09-05-2005, 06:59 PM
Another massage for Massu.

crigazzio
09-05-2005, 06:59 PM
Why you hate Gaudia Nygel? Hi everybody?

Jinx
09-05-2005, 07:02 PM
Massu cannot move. Coria leads the 5th 1-0

Thanks that Massu cant move, otherwse guille would be over

He is still the best, though,-)

oneandonlyhsn
09-05-2005, 07:05 PM
Massu cannot move. Coria leads the 5th 1-0

Thanks that Massu cant move, otherwse guille would be over

He is still the best, though,-)

Oh plz Massu always does this and pulls off a win, he had a walkover and easy matches so far. I'm not buying it, focus Guille

Raquel
09-05-2005, 07:09 PM
Little confrontation almost there! Lots of gestures. Coria is a little :devil:!!

I think Coria said something, Massu approached the net asking what he said and Coria just waved him away.

oneandonlyhsn
09-05-2005, 07:10 PM
Little confrontation almost there! Lots of gestures. Coria is a little :devil:!!

And I love him for it, vamos Guille :bounce:

Jinx
09-05-2005, 07:10 PM
Did anyone else saw this???

Coria is calling Massu an "actor" and Massu wnet to the net and started insulting him, and Coria told him "youre crazy" , there was tension there for a moment!!!

Yeah, yuore right, maybe the guy is acting :(

Tennis Fool
09-05-2005, 07:11 PM
Ugh the Agassi match went to 4th. I want to see C/M, they are about to go to blows :o

joeb_uk
09-05-2005, 07:12 PM
just turned over, what the fuck is going on? this is a verbal war or a tennis match?

Shabazza
09-05-2005, 07:14 PM
I want a fist fight :devil:

oneandonlyhsn
09-05-2005, 07:14 PM
just turned over, what the fuck is going on? this is a verbal war or a tennis match?

Its too much fun, I'm glad that Guille is one who speaks his mind because Massu is just plain acting. Vamos Guille

joeb_uk
09-05-2005, 07:14 PM
This is so unprofessional. Never seen anything like it --aren't there rules about talking with your opponent during the changeovers/breaks? Its hilarious!
i thought massu was going to try and start a boxing match :sad: i wanted a fight!!

joeb_uk
09-05-2005, 07:14 PM
I want a fist fight :devil:
KO CORIA :d

Raquel
09-05-2005, 07:15 PM
:eek:
They almost squared up to each other there. The commentator here said Massu said to Coria he was insulting him and Coria said he was being paranoid.

Now a line call argument, so much drama. This is like a Davis Cup match.

joeb_uk
09-05-2005, 07:15 PM
DAMN i was packing my bags and missed all the drama! what the hell was i thinking missing the match

oneandonlyhsn
09-05-2005, 07:15 PM
i thought massu was going to try and start a boxing match :sad: i wanted a fight!!

:lol: I'd expect to see Guille biting Massu, no way little Guille would win it if it was a fair fight

lalaland
09-05-2005, 07:15 PM
lol @ the two of them. who needs a rivalry of Fed and Rafa when you can have Coria and Massu, or Coria with anybody for that matter :p .

NyGeL
09-05-2005, 07:17 PM
Coria is an asshole inside the court, he blames everything... so disgusting.

It's funny, 'couse the comentators are saying that Coria and Massu are close friends jejeje

oneandonlyhsn
09-05-2005, 07:17 PM
I'm telling you Massu is just acting as usual, vamos Guille

Tennis Fool
09-05-2005, 07:17 PM
An official had to come between them during the change over, as Coria said something to Massu who approached him!

Jinx
09-05-2005, 07:17 PM
:-)

Coria and Massu insulting eachother in the break???
this is soup opera material!!
Nobody should miss this match!!!
Agassi is boring!;-)

silverwhite
09-05-2005, 07:17 PM
Weasel :lol:

oneandonlyhsn
09-05-2005, 07:18 PM
An official had to come between them during the change over, as Coria said something to Massu who approached him!

:haha: classic

Shabazza
09-05-2005, 07:18 PM
:-)

Coria and Massu insulting eachother in the break???
this is soup opera material!!
Nobody should miss this match!!!
Agassi is boring!;-)
why didn't AA win in straight - I could have watched this match :(

Space Cowgirl
09-05-2005, 07:19 PM
Damn, why can't Eurosport show this instead of Agassi? Sounds like great entertainment :lol:

-sOfia-
09-05-2005, 07:19 PM
:lol: Wow, this is something.

Nikki♥
09-05-2005, 07:20 PM
I wish I could see this match. I haven't had a good laugh in ages. :fiery:

silverwhite
09-05-2005, 07:20 PM
Andre was leading 5-3 in the TB and then went all defensive. Very weird. Sort of like Federer at Wimbledon against Kiefer. :cuckoo:

Nikki♥
09-05-2005, 07:21 PM
Damn, why can't Eurosport show this instead of Agassi? Sounds like great entertainment :lol:

Exactly my thoughts. :mad:

Shabazza
09-05-2005, 07:22 PM
Damn, why can't Eurosport show this instead of Agassi? Sounds like great entertainment :lol:
I second that!! :(

oneandonlyhsn
09-05-2005, 07:22 PM
Hold it Guille, vamos hold :bounce:

Geniey2g
09-05-2005, 07:24 PM
Damn, why can't Eurosport show this instead of Agassi? Sounds like great entertainment :lol:
It is!! I actually thought they were gonna get physical during the last changeover! :lol:

Carla must be so ashamed- Coria is so bloody moany!

sigmagirl91
09-05-2005, 07:24 PM
Massu has a bp to get back on serve.

oneandonlyhsn
09-05-2005, 07:26 PM
Vamos Guille consolidate por favor

sigmagirl91
09-05-2005, 07:26 PM
Coria couldn't cash in on the AD; it's back to deuce.

oneandonlyhsn
09-05-2005, 07:27 PM
Yes he holds, break him again Guille :woohoo:

whosnext
09-05-2005, 07:27 PM
Coria got the game, is up 4-1 in the fifth

Jinx
09-05-2005, 07:27 PM
4-1 Coria
The soap opera is getting interesting....

sigmagirl91
09-05-2005, 07:27 PM
I know....Massu's wilting.

oneandonlyhsn
09-05-2005, 07:28 PM
Vamos el mago, get the insurance break

lorenz
09-05-2005, 07:31 PM
Come on !! Guille, Win this match, terminate it now !!!
On Break More !

Yañez
09-05-2005, 07:34 PM
Fenomeno isnt there rules for insulting other countries ??. Fenomeno said "Chilean Son of a Bitch the whore that gave birth to u." but in spanish, If there is no rule tell me so i can Bash away :)

oneandonlyhsn
09-05-2005, 07:36 PM
Vamos el Mago hold your serve, kill him

whosnext
09-05-2005, 07:36 PM
the agassi-malisse match is in a fifth set. maybe CBS will show some Coria-Massu

mangoes
09-05-2005, 07:37 PM
Why do these guys hate each other?

willie
09-05-2005, 07:38 PM
GUILLERMO CORIA RULES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
KICK MASSU'S ASS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

onewoman74
09-05-2005, 07:39 PM
they showed some of the argument on CBS...any one can translate?

oneandonlyhsn
09-05-2005, 07:39 PM
GUILLERMO CORIA RULES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
KICK MASSU'S ASS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

:D

I'd like for him to just break for the match, and not have to serve it out

whosnext
09-05-2005, 07:42 PM
CBS :mad: ...why show the beginning of the fifth in agassi-malisse when you can show this?

Sommarsverige
09-05-2005, 07:42 PM
Vamossssssssssssss Guille :yeah:

Sommarsverige
09-05-2005, 07:43 PM
CBS :mad: ...why show the beginning of the fifth in agassi-malisse when you can show this?

I am wondering about the same thing on Eurosport :devil: I hate it....

hablovah19
09-05-2005, 07:43 PM
CBS :mad: ...why show the beginning of the fifth in agassi-malisse when you can show this?

usually they do show the end of such matches. I don't know what they're thinking :scratch:

oneandonlyhsn
09-05-2005, 07:43 PM
Break him Guille

hablovah19
09-05-2005, 07:44 PM
they showed some of the argument on CBS...any one can translate?

someone did in the scoring thread :p

whosnext
09-05-2005, 07:45 PM
Coria won

oneandonlyhsn
09-05-2005, 07:45 PM
Yes :woohoo: Coria my hero. Massu all that acting :ras:

mangoes
09-05-2005, 07:46 PM
YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!...................CONGRATS CORIA

Shabazza
09-05-2005, 07:46 PM
Coria had 20 df's :eek:

Aleksa's Laydee
09-05-2005, 07:46 PM
Massu...:rolleyes:

Alvarillo
09-05-2005, 07:47 PM
i hate both players so i'm unhappy of watching one of them in the next round ... :rolleyes:

whosnext
09-05-2005, 07:48 PM
On CBS they showed that Coria jumped around almost as if he just won the US Open and then jumped over the net to greet Massu where he slapped his hand (didn't give him a handshake) and just raced over to his player box. :p :rolls:

Chloe le Bopper
09-05-2005, 07:48 PM
LOL

Coria basically ran by him and slapped him five! Hilarious. Coria rules.

TheBoiledEgg
09-05-2005, 07:48 PM
Guille jumped over net to shake hands :lol:

what a match :rolls:

User id 7816
09-05-2005, 07:48 PM
i hate both players so i'm unhappy of watching one of them in the next round ... :rolleyes:
atleast he'll be going out in the next round ;)

ServeAlready81
09-05-2005, 07:48 PM
Did anyone see if they shook hands after the match?

Massu was taking his time after Coria won, so Coria jumped over the net...and they did a hand slap. Not even a shake. Grow up guys.

Sommarsverige
09-05-2005, 07:49 PM
Did anyone see if they shook hands after the match?

Yes, but only very roughly....

Who would have thought in the beginning of the year that Guille would get his best GS result in the OS Open???

:bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

Shabazza
09-05-2005, 07:49 PM
Nevermind I just saw that Coria jumped around as if he just won the US Open and then jumped over the net to greet Massu where he slapped his hand (didn't give him a handshake) and just raced over to his player box. haha
:lol: Massu is a good loser :yeah:

hablovah19
09-05-2005, 07:50 PM
Coria had 20 df's :eek:

and women's game has no depth :scratch: :haha:

that said bravo Coria :worship:

propi
09-05-2005, 07:50 PM
So much drama :drool:
I guess the winner will be exhausted for his next match though

Chloe le Bopper
09-05-2005, 07:53 PM
you're telling me Coria's 2nd serve at 55mph's kicks out that much that Massu cant crack the ball? jr Girls?
Despite popular belief, poor serving and crap tactics are not found only in the "Jr Girls", so you might want to consider a new line of insult :retard:

whosnext
09-05-2005, 07:54 PM
So much drama :drool:
I guess the winner will be exhausted for his next match though
Yep, indeed. That was the longest match of this year's US Open. It beat the record over last night's Srichaphan-Sanguinetti match.

Neely
09-05-2005, 07:54 PM
Well done, Coria!!! :clap2: :)

Great entertainment! ;)

Jinx
09-05-2005, 07:55 PM
CORIA :worship: :worship:

This was so much fun!!! Coria reacted like he won Roland garros :p and jumped over the net and pass through great actor Nico and then went and hugh with his trainer and Carla and all that people, he was happppy! ;)

He should, he sucked today, did 20 df :eek: and won anyway ;) , and gave us a good emotional souppy entertainment

alfonsojose
09-05-2005, 08:04 PM
:lol: the weasel and the vampire :boxing:

alfonsojose
09-05-2005, 08:06 PM
Did anyone else hear the crowd shout out

"WEASEL, WEASEL, WEASEL" in the Tiebreak :rolls: :tape:
really ? :tape: :lol:

tennyfan
09-05-2005, 08:12 PM
Bad combination of 2 players! Massu is SOOOOOOO annoyingly slow when he serves and Coria has no patience! So many 5 setters in the mens matches at the Open this year. Exciting stuff! Vamos Guille! Nice fight Nico!

PinkFeatherBoa
09-05-2005, 08:19 PM
I would have liked Coria to win that match a lot sooner but it was an entertaining match.

Congratulations Coria. :yeah:

nermo
09-05-2005, 08:22 PM
i think this may be one of the most interesting matches in the whole tour..noone would predict the result until the very last moments,...they showed us the second and only a part of the third set in here cuz, until Agassi /Malisse began which in my opinion wasn't equally interesting .. :awww:
as for Coria /Massu..they had very close levels ,it could have gone both ways but thank GOD coria was able to be more stable at big moments this time..any ways, credits for both.. :yeah:
as for me honestly after Coria was silly enough to let go the third set after a 4-1 lead , i couldn't imagine he would come back..

RogiFan88
09-05-2005, 08:31 PM
lol @ the two of them. who needs a rivalry of Fed and Rafa when you can have Coria and Massu, or Coria with anybody for that matter :p .

you said it! :p lots of fun and games! ;)

tennyfan
09-05-2005, 08:37 PM
I never doubt Coria, even when he is 2 breaks or even 2 sets down. He is a huge fighter, which is one of the things I love the most about him. But it's difficult to be a fan because he tortures us with long matches and having to come from behind so often!

Gonzalo81
09-05-2005, 08:42 PM
Coria said after the match that someone from Massu´s team was saying things to him, and pissed him off.....
And he was annoyed because Massu was faking an injury, and he said he had already done that to Lapentti and Cañas in Dusseldorf.....

musefanatic
09-05-2005, 08:56 PM
I think Coria was brilliant coming back from 2-1. 20 double faults shows how good he is. The argument was so funny, i thought sommats was gonna happen. Coria deserved that win though.

willie
09-05-2005, 09:10 PM
Coria's fight was great, although he could won the match in 4 sets:rolleyes:

tennyfan
09-05-2005, 09:23 PM
Willie, have you heard anything more about Coria having the flu? The little bit I saw today, he was playing well below his best level. I think they play the QF on THursday, so hopefully he will be able to feel better by then and PLAY better. That was too close.

Gonzalo81
09-05-2005, 09:26 PM
He has the flu.....he complained about the air conditioned everywhere....he said thats whats bothering him.....

shotgun
09-05-2005, 09:34 PM
Coria said after the match that someone from Massu´s team was saying things to him, and pissed him off.....
And he was annoyed because Massu was faking an injury, and he said he had already done that to Lapentti and Cañas in Dusseldorf.....

Yeah, right. Coria´s not the most indicated person to accuse Massu or any other player of faking injuries. Remember what he did to Gaudio in Hamburg ´03. THAT was low.

jazz_girl
09-05-2005, 09:48 PM
Willie, have you heard anything more about Coria having the flu? The little bit I saw today, he was playing well below his best level. I think they play the QF on THursday, so hopefully he will be able to feel better by then and PLAY better. That was too close.
He's much better from the flu. He was playing with fever in his first match, and in the second, his voice was terrible. However he seemed fine today. Though his service was much, much worse than David in his worst day. What the hell was that??? 20 DF??? Anyway, I'm glad he won and I had a lot of fun watching this match :lol:

jazz_girl
09-05-2005, 09:49 PM
He has the flu.....he complained about the air conditioned everywhere....he said thats whats bothering him.....
Yeah, he said something like: These guys are crazy, the air conditioner in the locker rooms are terrible, after taking the shower I feel like DiCaprio in Titanic! :lol:

willie
09-05-2005, 09:51 PM
the flu is over, but he said that in some points his shoulder hurt....i hope is nothing...

+alonso
09-05-2005, 10:16 PM
OMG!! ppl should stop that.. massu didnt fake anything... i think he felt a bit tired... anyways i'm so happy to see nico well on the court...

tennyfan
09-05-2005, 10:21 PM
Willie, I was wondering about the shoulder. The quality of his serves dramatically dropped as the match went on. Lucky for Coria that Massu was tired/cramping/injured or he might well have gone home!

When are the QF? Wednesday or Thursday? Coria will need a few days to recover from this epic match!

Flibbertigibbet
09-05-2005, 10:23 PM
I hope Coria can serve 20 double faults against Gasquet if (if) Gasquet can make it to the quarters. :p

lucashg
09-05-2005, 10:46 PM
They showed Agassi vs Malisse instead and I could only watch the last point. Coria's reaction to winning was hilarious :haha: 20 DFs, worse than Dementieva! Please play better next, Guille! Especially if it's Ginepri.

adee-gee
09-05-2005, 10:52 PM
The cameraman took a liking to Carla, which was nice :inlove:

KoOlMaNsEaN
09-05-2005, 10:54 PM
Love the arguments!

Pheobo
09-05-2005, 10:59 PM
Ugh...Coria is such a baby...

Tennis Fool
09-05-2005, 11:08 PM
Here's an article from the US Open site:

Coria Outlasts Massu in South American Slugfest, Advances to Quarterfinals
by Whit Sheppard
Monday, September 5, 2005

Accompanied by a trio of yellow-shirted security escorts, Nicolas Massu of Chile shuffled slowly through the underbelly of Louis Armstrong Stadium, heavy equipment bags slung over both shoulders, his head cast downward, oblivious to the encouragement offered by some of his fans. It took a full three minutes for Massu to take his eyes off the ground and finally speak.

"I have to play doubles," he muttered, in reponse to a question from one of the security detail en route to the players' locker room underneath Arthur Ashe Stadium.

Massu had just suffered a crushing five-set defeat in four hours, 32 minutes to Latin rival Guillermo Coria of Argentina in the longest match of this year's US Open, 6-4, 2-6, 6-7(5), 6-2, 6-2. The fourth-round encounter swung between hum-drum and captivating, featuring Dementieva-like serving woes from Coria, physical challenges for Massu and multiple on-court confrontations between the two players.

Argentina and Chile have a long and tenuous neighborly relationship and the match sported a Davis Cup-like atmosphere on the court and in the stands. Flags from both countries were evident around the arena and cheers of "Vamos Guille!" and "Chi-Chi-Chi, Le-Le-Le, Chile! Chile! Chile!" punctuated many changeovers.

When the first ball was struck shortly after 11 a.m., there was no way of knowing what lay in store, though neither player is a stranger to playing long matches. Coria fell to Rafael Nadal in five sets in more than five hours earlier this year in the Rome final, and Massu earned a reputation as a marathon man when he played nearly eight hours of tennis within 24 hours to earn two gold medals at the 2004 Athens Olympics.

Coria broke Massu straightaway in the opening game of the match and took the opening set in 39 minutes. Massu bounced back behind two breaks of Coria's serve to square the match at a set apiece.

The players traded menacing glances and service breaks in the third set, each dropping serve four times, something rarely seen in the men's game. They needed a tie-break to decide the set, during which Coria gestured repeatedly towards his supporters in the northeast corner of the stadium, looking like a man about to come unhinged.

Two of Coria's 20 double-faults for the match lifted Massu to a 7-5 win in the tie-break, staking him to a two-sets-to-one lead, but Massu called for a trainer immediately afterwards and had his thighs worked on during the break.

It was Massu's turn to again struggle with his serve and Coria took advantage with two breaks to send the match into a pivotal fifth set. In the final set, the players jawed at each other during the changeover after the third game, Coria appearing to tell Massu in Spanish, "Don't be paranoid," and "Keep the focus on your own game." A tournament supervisor came on the court at that point and positioned himself between the two combatants, attempting to broker an uneasy peace.

"I lost a toenail on my foot and he [Massu] questioned whether it was a real injury or not," Coria said. :lol:

The focus remained largely on the play from then on, as an increasingly weary Massu struggled to reach a litany of Coria dropshots. His shoulders sagging, toweling off between every point, Massu looked spent. Coria pressed on relentlessly, breaking Massu for the eighth time on his 25th break-point opportunity of the match to take what proved to be an unassailable 3-1 lead.

The bull nicked and bloodied, the matador moved in for the kill, and Coria was into the quarterfinals at the first opportunity when Massu pushed a forehand wide serving down 2-5. Coria scrambled over the net, the players exchanged a perfunctory handshake, and the Argentine ambled over to his cheering section to celebrate with his coach and family, delighted to see his workday over and doubtless happier still to emerge the victor and keep alive his hopes of winning his first major.

jazz_girl
09-05-2005, 11:10 PM
Here's an article from the US Open site:

Coria Outlasts Massu in South American Slugfest, Advances to Quarterfinals
by Whit Sheppard
Monday, September 5, 2005

Accompanied by a trio of yellow-shirted security escorts, Nicolas Massu of Chile shuffled slowly through the underbelly of Louis Armstrong Stadium, heavy equipment bags slung over both shoulders, his head cast downward, oblivious to the encouragement offered by some of his fans. It took a full three minutes for Massu to take his eyes off the ground and finally speak.

"I have to play doubles," he muttered, in reponse to a question from one of the security detail en route to the players' locker room underneath Arthur Ashe Stadium.

Massu had just suffered a crushing five-set defeat in four hours, 32 minutes to Latin rival Guillermo Coria of Argentina in the longest match of this year's US Open, 6-4, 2-6, 6-7(5), 6-2, 6-2. The fourth-round encounter swung between hum-drum and captivating, featuring Dementieva-like serving woes from Coria, physical challenges for Massu and multiple on-court confrontations between the two players.

Argentina and Chile have a long and tenuous neighborly relationship and the match sported a Davis Cup-like atmosphere on the court and in the stands. Flags from both countries were evident around the arena and cheers of "Vamos Guille!" and "Chi-Chi-Chi, Le-Le-Le, Chile! Chile! Chile!" punctuated many changeovers.

When the first ball was struck shortly after 11 a.m., there was no way of knowing what lay in store, though neither player is a stranger to playing long matches. Coria fell to Rafael Nadal in five sets in more than five hours earlier this year in the Rome final, and Massu earned a reputation as a marathon man when he played nearly eight hours of tennis within 24 hours to earn two gold medals at the 2004 Athens Olympics.

Coria broke Massu straightaway in the opening game of the match and took the opening set in 39 minutes. Massu bounced back behind two breaks of Coria's serve to square the match at a set apiece.

The players traded menacing glances and service breaks in the third set, each dropping serve four times, something rarely seen in the men's game. They needed a tie-break to decide the set, during which Coria gestured repeatedly towards his supporters in the northeast corner of the stadium, looking like a man about to come unhinged.

Two of Coria's 20 double-faults for the match lifted Massu to a 7-5 win in the tie-break, staking him to a two-sets-to-one lead, but Massu called for a trainer immediately afterwards and had his thighs worked on during the break.

It was Massu's turn to again struggle with his serve and Coria took advantage with two breaks to send the match into a pivotal fifth set. In the final set, the players jawed at each other during the changeover after the third game, Coria appearing to tell Massu in Spanish, "Don't be paranoid," and "Keep the focus on your own game." A tournament supervisor came on the court at that point and positioned himself between the two combatants, attempting to broker an uneasy peace.

"I lost a toenail on my foot and he [Massu] questioned whether it was a real injury or not," Coria said. :lol:

The focus remained largely on the play from then on, as an increasingly weary Massu struggled to reach a litany of Coria dropshots. His shoulders sagging, toweling off between every point, Massu looked spent. Coria pressed on relentlessly, breaking Massu for the eighth time on his 25th break-point opportunity of the match to take what proved to be an unassailable 3-1 lead.

The bull nicked and bloodied, the matador moved in for the kill, and Coria was into the quarterfinals at the first opportunity when Massu pushed a forehand wide serving down 2-5. Coria scrambled over the net, the players exchanged a perfunctory handshake, and the Argentine ambled over to his cheering section to celebrate with his coach and family, delighted to see his workday over and doubtless happier still to emerge the victor and keep alive his hopes of winning his first major.
The ESPN commentators just told about Coria's toenails. That must hurt a lot!!! :eek:

adee-gee
09-05-2005, 11:13 PM
:haha: I'm so happy. If it was any other player Coria had wound up I might have had sympathy, but seeing as Massu has earned a career in tennis simply by pissing people off I'd say he's had it coming to him. Excellent Guille :yeah:

Scotso
09-05-2005, 11:21 PM
Both players need to grow up.

adee-gee
09-05-2005, 11:23 PM
Both players need to grow up.

So do you if you don't mind me saying, judging by some of your recent posts.

tennyfan
09-05-2005, 11:26 PM
Was the toe nail thing a joke?

jazz_girl
09-05-2005, 11:30 PM
Was the toe nail thing a joke?
No, it was real.

tangerine_dream
09-05-2005, 11:33 PM
Props to CBS for cutting away from the (then) boring Agassi-Malisse match to show us the good stuff from this match. A huge win for Coria, Massu is after all an Olympic gold medal winner. ;)

No love lost between those two, eh? Do any of the South Americans get along like adults or are they all bitches to one another? :lol: Oh the drama! Well done, Coria. :)

shotgun
09-05-2005, 11:41 PM
Coria is not capable of assuming his errors. He´s very childish. I hope he loses in the next round. :devil:

oneandonlyhsn
09-05-2005, 11:41 PM
:haha: I'm so happy. If it was any other player Coria had wound up I might have had sympathy, but seeing as Massu has earned a career in tennis simply by pissing people off I'd say he's had it coming to him. Excellent Guille :yeah:

:lol: I love you mate, and Guille was having none of it today

buddyholly
09-06-2005, 12:32 AM
No love lost between those two, eh? Do any of the South Americans get along like adults or are they all bitches to one another? :lol:

I was working with Argentines and Chileans during the Falklands war. They acted like united Latinos when together in public, but the Chileans were so hoping for the Argentines to be humiliated.

lau
09-06-2005, 12:44 AM
Please, don´t start to mix politics and sports. It`s much more complicated than anything that can be said/written in a forum... Specially if you`re refering to South American history ;)

EDIT: There are allways big rivalries between countries in all (most?) sports.. I tend to think that Argentines consider the Arg-Brazil a bigger rivalty than the Arg-Chile one.
About this topic you can consider the France-England rivalty, New Zealand-Australia rivalty,etc, etc and I could go on and on and on That`s not new.

Iheartandy&roger
09-06-2005, 12:46 AM
wow way to go Coria wow he sure is sneaking up into this competition and it's awesome!

+alonso
09-06-2005, 12:54 AM
Please, don´t start to mix politics and sports. It`s much more complicated than anything that can be said/written in a forum... Specially if you`re refering to South American history ;)

EDIT: There are allways big rivalries between countries.. I tend to think that Argentines consider the Arg-Brazil a bigger rivalty than the Arg-Chile one.
About this topic you can consider the France-England rivalty, New Zealand-Australia rivalty,etc, etc and I could go on and on and on That`s not new.

True, and Well said.. :yeah:

Sparko1030
09-06-2005, 12:56 AM
Sad Nico lost but he played a good match. Good showing for Nico considering his year.

And I'm pretty sure Nico gets along with other Argentine players-he and Gaudio seem to be friends so perhaps its just Coria who seem to get along with very few and just happens to be an Argentine.

Tennis Fool
09-06-2005, 01:35 AM
South American rivalries come out in Coria-Massu match

By BRIAN TRUSDELL, Associated Press Writer
September 5, 2005
NEW YORK (AP) -- Guillermo Coria said Nicolas Massu accused him of faking an injury. Massu said Coria was showing an ``attitude.''

It all fed into a natural rivalry between players from neighboring Argentina and Chile that led to an on-court exchange and ended Monday with Coria prevailing in the longest match at this year's U.S. Open.

Coria took 4 hours, 32 minutes to win 6-4, 2-6, 6-7 (5), 6-2, 6-2 and advance to the quarterfinals, but not without a confrontation with the Chilean during the fifth set that caught everyone's attention.


Leading 2-1, the eighth-seeded Coria sat down during a changeover, but appeared to say something as Massu passed. Massu stopped, turned and walked back toward Coria before an official stepped between the pair.

``There were no words exchanged,'' Coria said. ``I had an injury with three of my toenails, he implied that I was faking it, and I told him to go sit. :haha: In 4 1/2 hours, that was it. There were no bad words.''

Coria broke Massu in the next game to lead 3-1 and added another break in the final game to complete the victory.

``I have not had any problems with Guillermo,'' Massu said. ``I never felt we had a rivalry. But he was showing an attitude I didn't like. He should know if he did right or wrong. I hope it was just a misunderstanding, and if it was, we can talk about it later. If he wants to apologize, that's fine.''

Both tried to downplay the matter after the match, but it was clear the two were annoyed with one another.

The trouble appeared to start early in the match with Coria being overheard complaining to the chair umpire about Massu's slow play.

Massu called in a physical therapist between the third and fourth sets for treatment on his left thigh and again had asked for one during the fifth-set changeover when Coria apparently suggested that he, too, would need medical treatment.

The series of events led to Coria saying Massu accused him of faking the injury and resulted in Grand Slam supervisor Mike Morrissey stepping between them.

Coria celebrated the victory by bending on one knee and pointing his finger in the air, mimicking Chilean striker Marcelo Salas, who left his native country for famed Buenos Aires club River Plate and won two Argentine league titles. Salas returned to Chile last month to sign with Universidad de Chile.

Coria has a reputation for on-court antics that distract his opponents, but Massu wasn't using the flap as an excuse.

``I don't think I lost because I spoke with him,'' Massu said. ``He played better than me at important moments.''



Coria acts as if he didn't say anything to Massu at the changeover. Maybe he was just whistling :haha:

federer express
09-06-2005, 01:36 AM
mimicking salas....gotta love the coria celebration!

lau
09-06-2005, 01:44 AM
River Plate is Coria`s football club ;) He even got married with a shirt specially designed to look like the River shirt. :rolleyes:
And it`s not the first time Guillermo celebrates mimicking Salas ;)

Auscon
09-06-2005, 01:51 AM
holy crap....I left this one on the livescores with Coria dominating in the 3rd set. What a fight!

Corey Feldman
09-06-2005, 01:56 AM
EDIT: There are allways big rivalries between countries in all (most?) sports.. I tend to think that Argentines consider the Arg-Brazil a bigger rivalty than the Arg-Chile one.
About this topic you can consider the France-England rivalty, New Zealand-Australia rivalty,etc, etc and I could go on and on and on That`s not new.
it could be England- Everyone :tape:
;)

Gonzalo81
09-06-2005, 03:08 AM
it could be England- Everyone :tape:
;)

;) :lol:

Action Jackson
09-06-2005, 01:22 PM
Did anyone else hear the crowd shout out

"WEASEL, WEASEL, WEASEL" in the Tiebreak :rolls: :tape:

:haha: :haha: :haha:

Warrior
09-06-2005, 03:19 PM
I attended this match and I glad that I did. I came in at the end of 3rd set Coria leading 4-1 and thought it was close to and end. But that was only a half of the match. The atmosphere was crazy! Each player having many supporters from their coutry. A lot of Chi-le, Chi-le, and Guille, Guille. I sat close to Chilean group. Coria was saying 'si' when he was winning. Chileans mocked him saying 'si' when he made errors! :tape: Americans were pulling for Coria. A girl was yelling in my ear 'Come on Coria'!

tangerine_dream
09-06-2005, 03:33 PM
I attended this match and I glad that I did. I came in at the end of 3rd set Coria leading 4-1 and thought it was close to and end. But that was only a half of the match. The atmosphere was crazy! Each player having many supporters from their coutry. A lot of Chi-le, Chi-le, and Guille, Guille. I sat close to Chilean group. Coria was saying 'si' when he was winning. Chileans mocked him saying 'si' when he made errors! :tape: Americans were pulling for Coria. A girl was yelling in my ear 'Come on Coria'!
Where's KarolBeckFuck's thread complaining about how disrespectful the Argentine and Chilean fans are? :p

Corey Feldman
09-06-2005, 03:39 PM
KarolBeckFuck's
:lol:

enqvistfan
09-06-2005, 05:41 PM
Sad for Nico :(
Good luck for the Davis Cup match !! Viva Chile !!

shotgun
09-06-2005, 05:50 PM
Please, don´t start to mix politics and sports. It`s much more complicated than anything that can be said/written in a forum... Specially if you`re refering to South American history ;)

EDIT: There are allways big rivalries between countries in all (most?) sports.. I tend to think that Argentines consider the Arg-Brazil a bigger rivalty than the Arg-Chile one.
About this topic you can consider the France-England rivalty, New Zealand-Australia rivalty,etc, etc and I could go on and on and on That`s not new.

Yeah, but in tennis, definately the rivalry between Argentina and Chile is bigger than Argentina-Brazil nowadays, specially because of the importance these countries have in actual tennis, compared to Brazil. And, of course, Guga Kuerten is much more admired than hated when he plays in Argentina.

lau
09-06-2005, 06:04 PM
Yeah, but in tennis, definately the rivalry between Argentina and Chile is bigger than Argentina-Brazil nowadays, specially because of the importance these countries have in actual tennis, compared to Brazil. And, of course, Guga Kuerten is much more admired than hated when he plays in Argentina.
Guga is adored everywhere he goes :worship:
And I agree with what you say, but I was refering to all sports ;) Apart from tennis, the Chile-Argentina rivary is not a big deal in Argentina, to tell you the truth. In football, Argentines consider bigger rivalries the ones with Brazil, England and maybe Colombia (after that epic 5-0 match Arg. lost years ago), for example.
Anyway, my post was about not mixing politics, history and sports and to say that big rivalries between different countries all over the world are not a new thing...

AlexNYR
09-06-2005, 06:20 PM
i was very lucky, got to see this match live, in armstrong stadium 4.5 hours good match, high tensions, argentines screaming chileans screaming great atmosphere in the seering new york heat!

silverwhite
09-06-2005, 07:26 PM
What on earth was that gesture Weasel made at the end of the match? :lol:

Clara Bow
09-06-2005, 07:40 PM
It was a gesture that one of his favorite former soccer players from the River Plate team used to do. The player (can't remember his name) is from Chile and is actaully playing again in Chile.

Coria used to do that gesture a lot more a couple of years ago- but I think some players told him to knock it off. Guille is truly a little :devil:

buddyholly
09-06-2005, 10:43 PM
Yeah, but in tennis, definately the rivalry between Argentina and Chile is bigger than Argentina-Brazil nowadays, specially because of the importance these countries have in actual tennis, compared to Brazil. And, of course, Guga Kuerten is much more admired than hated when he plays in Argentina.

It is more than just a sports rivalry. Argentines just don't like Chileans and consider themselves superior (more European lineage). That's not a very PC statement, but is an opinion based on personal observation.

tennischick
09-06-2005, 10:47 PM
It is more than just a sports rivalry. Argentines just don't like Chileans and consider themselves superior (more European lineage). That's not a very PC statement, but is an opinion based on personal observation.
this is true but it is incomplete. there's no love lost on both sides of the border IMO. and it's not just the Chileans who think the Argentines believe they are superior. most South Americans have this opinion IMO.

lau
09-07-2005, 12:18 AM
It is more than just a sports rivalry. Argentines just don't like Chileans and consider themselves superior (more European lineage). That's not a very PC statement, but is an opinion based on personal observation.
Obviously your problem is with the argentines you`ve met :rolleyes:
Argentina is a large coutry with a lot of people... you could never compare a porteño with a misionero or a patagónico or a cordobés or a jujeño ;)
Please don´t start talking making generalizations (sp.?)
And for the record, Chile has got A LOT of European lineage. As I said previously (I don´t know if in this thread) South american history and/or politics is very complicated to discuss here...(if you feel like I could start to writte about it, I`ve studied it for years)
If you`ve met Argetines that feel superior to the rest of the South Americans then you should try to meet other Argentines (I dont´think you could find many now, after what happened with the country in the last 10/15 years ;) )

Daniel
09-07-2005, 12:30 AM
Congrats Coria :)

willie
09-07-2005, 12:36 AM
It is more than just a sports rivalry. Argentines just don't like Chileans and consider themselves superior (more European lineage). That's not a very PC statement, but is an opinion based on personal observation.

bahhh, u are generalizing dude.

Daniel
09-07-2005, 12:38 AM
bahhh, u are generalizing dude.

:wavey:

I thought you left the board becaouse of your problem with Jorge. :eek:

willie
09-07-2005, 01:14 AM
:wavey:

I thought you left the board becaouse of your problem with Jorge. :eek:

hi daniel:bigwave:
:lol:no, finally i decided to stay, i wont go becuase of an asshole ;)

silverwhite
09-07-2005, 02:17 AM
It was a gesture that one of his favorite former soccer players from the River Plate team used to do. The player (can't remember his name) is from Chile and is actaully playing again in Chile.

Coria used to do that gesture a lot more a couple of years ago- but I think some players told him to knock it off. Guille is truly a little :devil:

Thanks! He is a little :devil: , isn't he? :lol: