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01-09-2004, 01:06 AM
any news? is he still playing here?

01-09-2004, 11:12 AM

For the moment his name is there but if he dont play we know that maybe sunday. i think he go to play it s a good training before the australia open.


01-09-2004, 01:00 PM
i hope he does play, coz he needs some match practise before aus open!

01-09-2004, 01:03 PM
yeah, I agree with esther :)

Ma. Estefania
01-09-2004, 04:34 PM
Isn't the draw out yet?

01-09-2004, 05:36 PM
I think we won't have a draw til Sunday, but that will be Saturday for us. :)

Ma. Estefania
01-09-2004, 08:30 PM
Yeah for sure, thanx for the info, Star. :)

01-09-2004, 08:39 PM
On monday 12 he's playing against Gaudio!!!

Ma. Estefania
01-09-2004, 10:05 PM
Really? At Auckland? :confused: How do you know it?

01-10-2004, 12:01 AM
oh, he's playing Gaudio the day b4 his 22nd B'Day?!?! @ Aukland, i totally 4got he was playing there!!

01-10-2004, 03:01 AM
Well, i heard on tv that he was playing against gaudio on the 12th

01-10-2004, 03:24 AM
hmmm well its good to see that he is playing and hopefully that withdrawl last week was just a precaution1

Action Jackson
01-10-2004, 06:16 AM
He is playing Kiefer in the 1st round and not Gaudio.

01-10-2004, 10:08 AM
isn't there an official site or something? that would be very handy ;)

01-10-2004, 10:45 AM

It s strange he go to play in Auckland and not in sydney :scratch:
Because Sydney it s a tournament more important


01-10-2004, 10:47 AM
Somebody know if it s clay there?

01-10-2004, 10:55 AM
Auckland is played on Rebound Ace (same surface as Australian Open)

01-10-2004, 12:18 PM
ohh, thanx amethyst, i waz wondering 2!!

01-10-2004, 10:48 PM
isn't there an official site or something? that would be very handy ;)

01-10-2004, 10:49 PM
it would be silly to play on clay this time of year! ;)

Ma. Estefania
01-11-2004, 03:32 AM
Then will he play Gaudio or Kiefer? :confused:

About Sydney reference....I really don't know why he chose this tournament either, but Sydney's one, at least due the draw doesn't seem that interesting, he'd have been good to spice up things there....

01-11-2004, 06:52 AM
He's playing Kiefer

01-11-2004, 01:12 PM
he's playing Kiefer. I was wrong... he won't play Gaudio till quater finals (in case they both get there)

01-11-2004, 08:53 PM
"Top seed and world number five Guillermo Coria from Argentina plays the evening singles against former world number four Nicolas Kiefer of Germany who at his peak in 2000 reached the quarters at both the Australian and US Open.

Coria, who turns 22 tomorrow got married two weeks ago. Will his marriage be a distraction against the hard-training German? Tonight will be a test of character for both players."

01-11-2004, 09:16 PM
that is funny "distraction"

Ma. Estefania
01-12-2004, 12:52 AM
I don't think it will be...

01-12-2004, 01:10 AM

01-12-2004, 11:36 AM
:woohoo: Guille : 7-6, 3-6 !!!!!!!!!!! did anyone see the match??

01-12-2004, 11:37 AM
Coria begins 2004 season with victory at Heineken Open

January 12, 2004
AUCKLAND, New Zealand (Ticker) - Coming off a breakthrough season, Guillermo Coria got 2004 off to a good start.

Coria, who reached seven finals and won five titles last season, notched a 7-6 (7-4), 6-3 victory over Germany's Nicolas Kiefer in the first round of the $404,000 Heineken Open on Monday.

The top-seeded Coria notched 60 match victories last season and reached the semifinals of the French Open. He was the first Argentine to win five tournaments in a season since Guillermo Vilas (7) and Jose-Luis Clerc (5) in 1982 and finished the year ranked fifth in the world.

01-12-2004, 11:42 AM

01-12-2004, 11:44 AM
btw Kiefer -cut your hair!

01-12-2004, 12:27 PM
The shirt looks nice. :)
But Gui looks like he was digging deep.

But he WON!!! :banana:

01-12-2004, 01:33 PM
now he'll play with herbaty no?

01-12-2004, 01:37 PM
He'll play the winner of Nielsen and Hrbaty

01-12-2004, 01:37 PM
I should have posted this here instead of the Courts thread.

Tennis: Coria advances after tough opener


Top seed Guillermo Coria safely negotiated his opening match at the Heineken Open tennis tournament here tonight but not without a fight from unseeded German Nicolas Kiefer.

Coria's 7-6 6-3 win thrilled the almost-capacity opening day crowd, with both players bringing their power to centre court.

The first set was an hour-long slugfest in which the lines on all parts of the court were under constant attack, leading to some controversial calls.

The set was eventually decided in a tiebreaker in which Kiefer lost the last three points.

Coria took the early advantage in the second set when he broke his 26-year-old opponent for 2-0 and again later en route to wrapping it up 6-3.

Coria will now play the winner of tomorow's clash at the ASB Bank Tennis Centre between New Zealand's Mark Nielsen and former winner Dominik Hrbaty.

01-12-2004, 02:23 PM
Congrats Guille :banana:

01-12-2004, 03:57 PM
I m so happyyyyyyyyy he s come back and he win :banana:
But in the Auckland site they don t have a scoreboard


Ma. Estefania
01-12-2004, 05:56 PM
Yeah congrats, good win after the so called "distractions" of last days, je je.

It's definitely a good win. :)

01-12-2004, 07:19 PM
It s the first foto s of Auckland

01-12-2004, 07:46 PM
the white T-shirt? i don't like it very much but he looks great whatever he wears....

01-12-2004, 08:51 PM
I like him in white :D...he looks like an angel!

01-12-2004, 11:24 PM
I'm glad to see he's not wearing the green and white shirt anymore... But i miss his long hair :sad:

01-13-2004, 05:44 AM
i dont like the white and black!!

01-13-2004, 06:59 AM
yeh, i also miss the georgous long hair :sad:

01-13-2004, 08:31 AM
he looks better with short haiiiirrr!!!
lets not start this argument again lool

01-13-2004, 08:54 AM
i actually like him in white!

01-13-2004, 09:35 AM
wheres his ring?

01-13-2004, 11:24 AM
wheres his ring?
that's a good question.... where is it? :confused:

01-13-2004, 01:14 PM
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, GUILLE!!!!!!!!!!!! :kiss: :aparty: :bdaycake:

Ma. Estefania
01-13-2004, 04:22 PM
I wonder about the ring too, but well....the fact is that he's ok and looking good so far.

But I just hope he can get another outfit for the AO.

01-13-2004, 04:30 PM
What ring, the wedding ring or the ring he uses on his neck?


01-13-2004, 06:22 PM
You can see the ring in the first foto Auckland.jpg. She s on his nek

01-13-2004, 06:54 PM
I'm talking about the wedding ring, anyway I hope he do it great in auckland

01-13-2004, 06:59 PM
i'm sure he just took his wedding ring of, because it might be awkard to play?! I've never seen other players with rings on during their matches. I think it's just akward, your hands get all sweaty and stuff so...

01-13-2004, 07:14 PM
Tim Henman does, so does Jiri Novak, i can imagine them not wanting to it would be rather uncomfortable...they can always do a Beckham and wear a plaster around the ring ;)....but Guille has always worn it around his neck, I love it when he kisses the ring after he gets an important point...sweet :)

01-13-2004, 08:59 PM
maybe it's not too late, so...
:bdaycake: happy birthday big guy guille (again) :bdaycake:
Im so happy for him (my birthday will be in four mounth ! that's too long !)

Ma. Estefania
01-13-2004, 11:34 PM
Hey....I've just read that he has withdraw from this tournament due some injury...about what I dunno!

Can someone get some info please?

I read on "General Messages" that he's even doubtful for the AO!!!!! *alarm* NO!!! :sad:

01-14-2004, 12:59 AM
i saw on sports center's the abdominal again!!!!!!!

01-14-2004, 03:14 AM
yes, they say it's stomach strain (in ATP site under results) Hope he's all right. Maybe he wants to save himself and tries to get well before Australian Open.

01-14-2004, 06:33 AM
Coria Withdraws From Heineken Open
Top seed and world number five Guillermo Coria has withdrawn from the 2004 Heineken Open after suffering from an abdominal strain.

Coria who turned 22 yesterday visited a hospital and was advised by medical staff to not continue playing.

Heineken Open tournament director Graham Pearce said.

"The tournament and the tennis public are extremely disappointed that Guillermo has had to withdraw from the Heineken Open due to injury. It is important that the health of a young tennis player with a brilliant future is protected and medical advice must be followed.

"Fortunately we have a excellent field so we can continue with a great week of tennis."

He was to play Dominik Hrbaty in the second round of the Vodafone singles today. Hrbaty will receive a walkover into the quarter-finals of the tournament.

The Heineken Open continues today with many exciting matches including defending champion Gustavo Kuerten up against Spain's Alberto Martin plus another exciting Spaniard Rafael Nadal, 17 playing this evening against qualifier Mario Ancic of Croatia.


01-14-2004, 06:52 AM
thanx Legolas 4 da info!!!

01-14-2004, 06:55 AM
thanx Legolas 4 da info!!!

You're welcome :)

01-14-2004, 10:24 AM

01-14-2004, 11:46 AM
omg get well soon Guille!!!This is terrible news :sad:

01-14-2004, 12:08 PM
It's horrible. Awful.

I really don't know what to say. I am so sad for him.

And now I am afraid he will be out for a very long time. This could be very bad for his entire year. :sad:

At least he has Carla with him.

*elbows Carla out of the way to comfort Gui.

01-14-2004, 12:29 PM
this is such a happy time for him but this had to ruin it!! :sad:


01-14-2004, 01:41 PM
I can t beleive that he just start his season. I hope he can play for the australia open but lanacion say maybe he can t play for the AO and the davis cup :sad: :awww: :sad: :bigcry: :sad: :bigcry:

01-14-2004, 01:53 PM
check check ...,,heineken_140104-onesport,00.html

01-14-2004, 02:04 PM
thanks legolas and kiara........i'm so sad....i just want guille wet we'll soon....'cause we need him in the AO

01-14-2004, 02:12 PM
Awww poor baby, he's having problems with his stomach again! :sad: Get well soon, Guille!!!

Ma. Estefania
01-14-2004, 03:00 PM
Oh no :sad:

Guille..... :sad:

Please recover soon soon soon soon, I want him at the AO. :sad:

I was even preparing myself to stay awake even after the midnght to watch his match...Dammit!

01-15-2004, 08:08 AM
Guille hasnt pulled out of Aus Open just yet...he's in the seedings and the draws being done tomorrow so *fingers crossed*...He has to play or i (and a lot of other people) will be very very very upset!!

01-15-2004, 08:20 AM
just being stupid ' but he could have gotten the stomach problem from the cake, coz he dropped out after his b'day?!!! ' this post has no point ( don't bother answering)

01-15-2004, 10:03 AM

Ma. Estefania
01-15-2004, 01:59 PM
LOL Jazzy. ;)

No way, I think the problem is with some of his abdominal (where is the stomach) muscles.

01-15-2004, 02:03 PM
oh god please dont withdraw guille, he has so many points to defend!!!

01-16-2004, 01:44 AM
Yeh, c'mon guille, get well soon!! :)