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Kiara
01-16-2004, 01:06 AM
Guille v Saulnier first round

JeLuliA88
01-16-2004, 01:49 AM
GO Guille

star
01-16-2004, 05:13 AM
He's got some big servers nestled up close to him in the draw.

Just hope he is feeling all right. There's no chance of my seeing him unless he goes into the final weekend. :(

Jazzy
01-16-2004, 09:05 AM
Vamos Coria!!!!!!!

Ma. Estefania
01-16-2004, 01:29 PM
Thanx for the info, Kiara. :kiss: You're right at the exact moment everywhere! Je Je.

Hmm....Saulnier? Where does he come from? His name sounds sort of known for me....

Is he a big server or not?

star
01-16-2004, 02:30 PM
Saulnier is a 27 year old Frenchman who has played most of his career on the challenger circuit. He had a nice run in Tokyo last year where he lost to Schuettler in the semis. That's his best result. I don't know his playing style, but he has a better winning ratio on fast surfaces.

Total 28 / 52
Hard 17 / 34
Clay 0 / 5
Grass 6 / 7
Carpet 5 / 6
Tie-break 20 / 20

Estefania_coriafan
01-16-2004, 02:48 PM
This is the Atp head to head
Saulnier, Cyril 0-0 Coria, Guillermo

8/16/1975 BIRTHDATE 1/13/1982

Toulon, France BIRTHPLACE Rufino, Argentina

Marseille, France RECIDENCE Venado Tuerto, Argentina

6'3'' (190 cm) HEIGHT 5'9'' (175 cm)

185 lbs (84 kg) WEIGHT 145 lbs (65 kg)

Right-handed PLAYS Right-handed

1996 TURNED PRO 2000

0 CARERR TITLES 6

$623,095 PRIZE MONEY $2,645,470

http://www.atptennis.com/en/players/headtohead/head2head.asp?player1=Saulnier%2C+Cyril&player2=coria

Kiara
01-16-2004, 05:22 PM
Saulnier is a 27 year old Frenchman who has played most of his career on the challenger circuit. He had a nice run in Tokyo last year where he lost to Schuettler in the semis. That's his best result. I don't know his playing style, but he has a better winning ratio on fast surfaces.

Total 28 / 52
Hard 17 / 34
Clay 0 / 5
Grass 6 / 7
Carpet 5 / 6
Tie-break 20 / 20

He beat Jiri Novak, Ljubicic, Santoro and Mark on hard last year and he housed Greg Rusedski and Robby Ginepri in Adelaide to get to the quarters, Ive seen him play one or twice but he didnt exactly dazzle me but he's a good shotmaker, has the ability to get the ball in deep, a good forhand and a mediocre serve....

Jazzy
01-17-2004, 08:30 AM
never seen Saulnier, hope Coria can beat him!!! Guille plays on the second day @ the AO!!!

Estefania_coriafan
01-17-2004, 05:24 PM
Vamos Guille tu puedes vencerlo!! tienes todo nuestro apoyo!!!!!

mordicus18
01-17-2004, 06:45 PM
et après on me reproche de trop parler français ! moi je ne comprend pas l'espagnol ! :tape:

undomiele
01-17-2004, 07:27 PM
haha Mordicus

loly
01-17-2004, 07:46 PM
I m so happyyyyyyy he can play.
VAMOS GUILLEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE

mordicus18
01-17-2004, 09:44 PM
he's the best, he is the most beautiful of the other tennisplayers (except rafael nadal :lol:, I think they are the most wonderful players :bounce: ) and he is sooooo muscular !!!!

Jazzy
01-18-2004, 12:19 PM
i love it when he pokes his tongue out, such a child!! :lol:

Estefania_coriafan
01-18-2004, 03:12 PM
great pic mordicus!!!!!:lol:

Kiara
01-18-2004, 03:22 PM
I read on another board the Guille is practicing in Melbourne and he's looking pretty healthy, good news

mordicus18
01-18-2004, 04:40 PM
maybe carla likes his tongue too :lick:
:devil: mordicus :devil:

Ma. Estefania
01-19-2004, 10:57 PM
LOL Mordicus.....btw, I've just noticed that you have only 62 posts, and I haven't seen you posting at other threads, then are all of them only here at Guille's forum?

Jazzy
01-20-2004, 09:50 AM
awwwwwwwwwwwww, Guille lost in three sets !!!! :bigcry: :sad: :bigcry:

star
01-20-2004, 01:37 PM
Home > Sport > Tennis > Article
Insult added to injury as Coria falls to big hitter in upset

By Emma Quayle and Reuters
January 21, 2004

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World No.5 Guillermo Coria became the highest-ranked player to fall in the first round of the men's tournament.

Coria lost 7-6 (9-7), 6-2, 6-4 to big-serving Frenchman Cyril Saulnier on a second bad day for the top-ranked men but refused to blame an abdominal injury that has sent him home to Argentina.

The fifth seed was joined on the losers' list by Martin Verkerk, Felix Mantilla, Jonas Bjorkman, Feliciano Lopez and Max Miryni, but world No.2 Roger Federer cruised past American Alex Bogomolov jnr in straight sets, and co-seeds David Nalbandian, Juan Carlos Ferrero and Wayne Ferreira also advanced.

Having lost the first set to Saulnier in a tie-breaker, Coria dropped the second set 2-6 and lost the first game of the third as he struggled to cope with the injury and his opponent's serve.

Ma. Estefania
01-20-2004, 03:54 PM
It's so sad. :sad:

I watched the complete match, and it was sad to see him out there honestly, he had very few "enlightening" moments in which he could show all his magic on court. :sad:

He looked uncomfortable all the time, Saulnier didn't let him play his game, and that's what kept Guille frustrated and cursing during almost all the last 2 sets, he seemed so upset....I was it too. :(

Sorry Gui.....I guess, it will be next time, just take care now. Kisses. :kiss:

Kiara
01-20-2004, 04:39 PM
cant say i didnt see this coming.....im so proud that guille stuck it out like a man and didnt retire after the tb!
did anyone else think that guille has lost ALOT of weight?
you could definitely tell he was in so much pain, i felt so sorry for the guy.
I hope he gets better soon, abdominal injuries can be a bitch and a half to get over! :sad:

maratgirl
01-20-2004, 06:21 PM
too bad that he lost well I didn't expect it :sad:

mordicus18
01-20-2004, 08:20 PM
LOL Mordicus.....btw, I've just noticed that you have only 62 posts, and I haven't seen you posting at other threads, then are all of them only here at Guille's forum?
yes, because I a great fan of him, but sometimes, I go to nadal's forum, but I only read the messages, I don't send something (I keep all the fotos for me !)

loly
01-20-2004, 09:11 PM
Oh my good i m feel bad to see him like that. Poor guille
We love you. Come back soon

Ma. Estefania
01-21-2004, 12:20 AM
LOL Mordicus. :)

JeLuliA88
01-21-2004, 01:17 AM
I saw Coria on Monday practising and i was lucky to get a photo with him... he was really nice and posed for a couple of ppl.

Estefania_coriafan
01-21-2004, 01:43 AM
well...i saw the complete match, and i was so sad :sad: he looks very umconfortable, and he couldn't play his magic game...i just hope that guille come back in his best form and we can get well soon of his abdominal

undomiele
01-21-2004, 06:32 AM
i read a short interview of his in todays newspaper and he stated that this game was "the worst match of his career" and that he wasnt relaxed enough to find his game and that the fact that he had only played one game in the year had stolen his confidence and that he blames himself for everything. :sad:

But Im sure he'll bounce back. He'll live to play wonderfully another day.

esther
01-21-2004, 12:50 PM
I saw Coria on Monday practising and i was lucky to get a photo with him... he was really nice and posed for a couple of ppl.

what time was he practising?!

star
01-21-2004, 01:06 PM
Thanks everyone for the bits of news. I never find much about Gui.

Scotso
01-22-2004, 04:47 AM
poor guy :sad:

LubiG
01-30-2004, 03:55 AM
I can't belive he lost the AO :( *sigh*
Oh well, the davis cup is coming!! :)

Jazzy
01-30-2004, 07:13 AM
yeh, there's always the DC to be wait for!!!

Estefania_coriafan
01-31-2004, 06:48 PM
good luck on davis cup!!!!!