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Andrea Gaudenzi deserves more credit than he's given

scarecrows
12-06-2006, 09:50 AM
a career plagued by injuries didnt prevent him being a hero in his country. some of you might remeber his dramatic match against Magnus Norman in DC final when his shoulder cracked at 6-6 in the 5th set

junior no.1 and winner of RG and USO juniors in 1990
highest ranked italian in the 90s, ranked 18th in 1995 (same as Camporese a few years earlier)
3 tournaments won and 6 finals lost
reached 1 DC final and 1 SF for Italy

his wins against top players

3 wins against Rios
3 Kafelnikov
2-0 Stich
2-0 Krajicek (1 on carpet)
1 Courier in US Open
3 Muster (1 on clay)
2 Bruguera (both on clay)
3-1 Korda
2 Schalken (both on hard)
1 Blake

and totally owns Schuettler 3-0

would have had much more satisfactions in his career if he wouldnt have got so many surgeries in his shoulder

well done champ

adee-gee
12-06-2006, 09:53 AM
I second that. Well done champ.

guille&tati4life
12-06-2006, 09:56 AM
:eek: he beat Muster on clay? When was that, if you know? :angel:

Action Jackson
12-06-2006, 09:58 AM
:eek: he beat Muster on clay? When was that, if you know? :angel:

He used to train with Muster as they were coached by Rugged Ronnie Leitgeb.

scarecrows
12-06-2006, 09:59 AM
:eek: he beat Muster on clay? When was that, if you know? :angel:

Barcelona 94

also Rome 94 but in that case Muster withdrew

last win was in Milano 96

Agassi Aces
12-06-2006, 10:06 AM
I didn't realise his record was that good, well done Andrea!

Action Jackson
12-06-2006, 10:10 AM
Agassi Aces posts something else besides anything to do with Agassi or Agassi related, it's a memorable day on GM.

guille&tati4life
12-06-2006, 10:12 AM
He used to train with Muster as they were coached by Rugged Ronnie Leitgeb.

didn't know that either :o

Barcelona 94

also Rome 94 but in that case Muster withdrew

last win was in Milano 96

thanks

scarecrows
12-06-2006, 10:12 AM
yuou've seen that DC final GWH?

scarecrows
12-06-2006, 10:13 AM
He used to train with Muster as they were coached by Rugged Ronnie Leitgeb.

I think they had the same sponsor too, Lotto was it?

Action Jackson
12-06-2006, 10:13 AM
I have seen that one and I remember Gaudenzi of course.

When he won in Båstad.

http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g239/GeorgeWH/Bstadman.jpg

scarecrows
12-06-2006, 10:14 AM
I have seen that one and I remember Gaudenzi of course.

When he won in Båstad.

http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g239/GeorgeWH/Bstadman.jpg

:yeah:

Action Jackson
12-06-2006, 10:15 AM
I think they had the same sponsor too, Lotto was it?

Yes, Ronnie was also the business manager, so he was busy.

CooCooCachoo
12-06-2006, 10:18 AM
I think they had the same sponsor too, Lotto was it?

In those days, Lotto sponsored 95% of the claycourters. It's a bit less today :p

scarecrows
12-06-2006, 10:19 AM
I remember also a funny story about the DC SF in 1996 when thye almost beat the french in France. After Furlan's victory which took them to 2-0, Gaudenzi went close to Furlan while celebrating and said something; an italian sports comedy program showed in slowmotion and what he said was "I'll give you a kiss in your mouth"

Action Jackson
12-06-2006, 10:23 AM
Here is the man in his job as an agent, yes he eventually got his M.B.A

http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g239/GeorgeWH/Andrea_Gaudenzi_e_Aldo_Montano_nel_.jpg

scarecrows
12-06-2006, 10:26 AM
Here is the man in his job as an agent, yes he eventually got his M.B.A

http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g239/GeorgeWH/Andrea_Gaudenzi_e_Aldo_Montano_nel_.jpg

he's tha manager of Montano, the fencing gold medalist from Athens 2004?

didnt know that

he's getting good money from Montano anyway, the guy has had more TV contracts than fencing matches won in the past 2 years

Action Jackson
12-06-2006, 10:29 AM
he's tha manager of Montano, the fencing gold medalist from Athens 2004?

didnt know that

he's getting good money from Montano anyway, the guy has had more TV contracts than fencing matches won in the past 2 years

Well I am not sure if he is Montano's agent, but I assume he would be and there are a few players he manages. So he is using his business degree for something.

Action Jackson
12-06-2006, 12:02 PM
Q. Where was that match when you got up in the umpire's chair and said, "game, set, match"?

ANDREA GAUDENZI: Ivanisevic match in Paris the one I lost.

Q. When the umpire --

ANDREA GAUDENZI: The umpire went down and said "I have to go to the toilet," I said, "Yes, normally the players go to the toilet," so I went to the chair umpire.

Q. What did you think when he dumped the forehand in the net at the end of the match?

ANDREA GAUDENZI: I don't even remember how was the point because I thought every time I was serving I said, just concentrate. It is not match point. Play a normal point. I wanted to serve and volley I don't know if I did if I miss a few serves, I don't remember.

Q. That was the match point that you won?

ANDREA GAUDENZI: Yes, but --

Q. Second serve, he ran around --

ANDREA GAUDENZI: I don't remember. I was out of place.

Q. When you lost the sixth match point were you concerned that you might --
ANDREA GAUDENZI: That's what I said, I was ready to play the fifth set, but I know how these things go. It's going to come back and I have to be ready to play the fifth and not freak out and give it to him.

Q. Did you have a particular strategy going into the match against Courier?

ANDREA GAUDENZI: Yes, the most important thing was not to be passive but to be aggressive and especially to open the court with a backhand down the line because he turns around all the time the forehand so I have to open the court with my backhand down the line and come in on -- I cannot tell you everything, otherwise -- this is our secret. That's it.

Q. Did you have any sense that he might be a little vulnerable because he had been talking about retiring and all that stuff?

ANDREA GAUDENZI: Well, the way he played against Krickstein and I don't know what day it was, I think he played a very good match and he came here one year earlier, I mean, I think he's just talking. It's just words.

Q. Did you watch the Krickstein match on television?

ANDREA GAUDENZI: Yeah, a little bit.

Q. You won 90 percent of your points at the net. Was that intentional?

ANDREA GAUDENZI: I probably won three times.

Q. You won 33 times.

ANDREA GAUDENZI: What? 33? No.

Q. According to the numbers -- No. Not true.

ANDREA GAUDENZI: I don't know -- well, I don't know. I might be. I don't

scarecrows
12-06-2006, 12:05 PM
thanks

Action Jackson
12-06-2006, 12:16 PM
Against Goran at RG where he lost in 5.

http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y18/svein_sveynsson/1243050.jpg

After defeating Courier at the US Open

http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y18/svein_sveynsson/360360.jpg

In retirement

http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y18/svein_sveynsson/0204_gaudenzi.jpg

scarecrows
12-06-2006, 12:17 PM
ATP says that he lost in 4 against Goran

loved that bandanna with Italian flag

Action Jackson
12-06-2006, 12:20 PM
He probably lost in 4, but I do remember the GSM Gaudenzi thing.

scarecrows
12-06-2006, 12:21 PM
I dont but that would have been hella funny for the public

GlennMirnyi
12-06-2006, 02:50 PM
Great career signore Gaudenzi. Great matches on carpet in the DC, if I do remember well.

Action Jackson
12-06-2006, 02:55 PM
This was before Milan's last year as event.

Former Italian No. 1 Andrea Gaudenzi worked in Milan in the Tournament Director office and as a commentator for both Sport Italia and Eurosport. The 31-year-old Gaudenzi, once ranked as high as No. 18 in the world, played his last match in July 2003 just after graduating from Law School in Italy.

"After stopping my professional career, I did an MBA in Monaco which I finished with full marks in July 2004. Now I am busy with my company, managing Andreas Seppi and Fabio Foganini and commentating for TV," said Gaudenzi. "I played professional tennis for 13 years, it was a wonderful experience, this is like my second life."

scarecrows
12-06-2006, 03:59 PM
Great career signore Gaudenzi. Great matches on carpet in the DC, if I do remember well.

not so many matches on carpet I think

except the one against France in Paris when they lost that semi :smash: I though they did it after 2-0 on first day

maybe they got too full of themselves

the legendary one against Norman was in Milano, on clay.

GlennMirnyi
12-06-2006, 04:31 PM
I forgot 1998's tie against USA was indoors but hard.

Pixie
12-06-2006, 04:35 PM
I dont but that would have been hella funny for the public

Indeed. Lots of people were laughing, but still he lost in 4. Goran was pretty solid during this match given that most of the crowd was behind Andreas right after this funny thing.

Action Jackson
12-11-2006, 04:59 AM
Too bad Gaudenzi couldn't win.

scarecrows
12-11-2006, 08:39 AM
yeah, on clay he should have beaten Goran

Nathaliia
12-11-2006, 10:29 AM
One of the first tennis matches I've seen was Gaudenzi - Spadea in Rome. And people were shouting "Andrea, Andrea" and the brilliant Polish commentator assumed they were shouting "Spa-de-a" (by our pronounciation) and said it's because of his Italian roots.

scarecrows
12-11-2006, 10:33 AM
well, he has a point for believing that (despite being wrong) as Vinnay Ice is loved everywhere

Action Jackson
12-11-2006, 10:33 AM
yeah, on clay he should have beaten Goran

Goran had his odd moments on clay for his all serve game, he actually had some good wins on the surface.

Only time Andrea defeated Goran was on a hardcourt. He had this injuries as well twice tearing ligaments in his left ankle, breaking a finger and hand in addition to the shoulder.

scarecrows
12-11-2006, 10:41 AM
yeah, I know about his ligaments problems but it was his shoulder that bothered him the most

do you think any of the new italians can reach top 20?

Action Jackson
12-11-2006, 10:43 AM
No.

Nathaliia
12-11-2006, 10:48 AM
Genci has a soft spot for Pippo Volandri and all the other Pippos (Inzaghi :bolt: ) Simone Bolelli maybe.... one day :shrug:

scarecrows
12-11-2006, 10:53 AM
No.

OK, I'll bump this post of yours when Bolelli and Fognini play the TMC final against each-other

Action Jackson
12-28-2006, 11:47 AM
OK, I'll bump this post of yours when Bolelli and Fognini play the TMC final against each-other

Do that and I will find out what he is up to these days?

SaltoKlose
02-11-2007, 01:20 AM
Underachiever in a way.

Saw him play against Costa in Kitzbühel, solid clay courter.

scarecrows
07-21-2013, 05:43 PM
yeah, I know about his ligaments problems but it was his shoulder that bothered him the most

do you think any of the new italians can reach top 20?

No.

hah

2 in one year