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04-24-2006 03:53 PM
Action Jackson
Re: Royalty, Yuppies, Yachts, a bad Casino and no time for Jimmy's Bar Monte Carlo Thread

Quote:
Originally Posted by Vale
I refer to the general “feel” of the message you transmit…
Since I joined the Gaudio forum in MTF I’ve tried to keep all Gastón’s fans informed about what was happening in his matches and to him as a person. I’ve done it especially thinking of those who haven’t been lucky enough to see a particular match. I’m not the moderator, but I take it as a duty just the same!
Considering this forum would be fucked without your contributions, this is plainly obvious to see. but most of us in here will never know Gaston personally, it's only an image that we will get from him and whatever image that is, is totally dependent on the individual person.

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And now to this particular case in point: As you know, we’ve all been worried about Gastón’s level this year, and the most worried of all was Gastón himself. That’s why that first set against Nadal was so important, because he showed that his best tennis is back, and that’s what one must emphasize for his fans who didn’t see the match. The result wasn’t as important as what has happened to Gastón there in Monte Carlo. And ALL the media have commented on the fantastic tennis we saw in that 1:19 of the first set!
Gaston played well for a set and showed good signs that he has improved, but that good tennis was only for a set and not for 3 sets.

As for his intensity and fitness, well he can control that and that is one of the many things he needs to work on during his time away from tournaments and to be ready for his major.
04-24-2006 01:05 PM
Choupi
Re: Royalty, Yuppies, Yachts, a bad Casino and no time for Jimmy's Bar Monte Carlo Thread

Quote:
Originally Posted by Vale
Gastón was the first to admit that he wasn’t sufficiently prepared to continue playing with that intensity, and that he has to improve that aspect. But when he arrived yesterday morning in BA and was asked at the airport did he think he had the level to be able to beat Nadal and Federer, he answered that his game on clay was on a par with them both (although he didn’t say he could beat them). That’s the first time in a great many months that he has shown such self-confidence. He can have a "relapse", I know, but just the same I’m hoping that this is the real start of a great year for him!
Thanks for these updates Vale.
04-24-2006 01:02 PM
Vale
Re: Royalty, Yuppies, Yachts, a bad Casino and no time for Jimmy's Bar Monte Carlo Thread

Quote:
Originally Posted by GeorgeWHitler
Since when does 1 good set make a good match?
I refer to the general “feel” of the message you transmit…
Since I joined the Gaudio forum in MTF I’ve tried to keep all Gastón’s fans informed about what was happening in his matches and to him as a person. I’ve done it especially thinking of those who haven’t been lucky enough to see a particular match. I’m not the moderator, but I take it as a duty just the same!

And now to this particular case in point: As you know, we’ve all been worried about Gastón’s level this year, and the most worried of all was Gastón himself. That’s why that first set against Nadal was so important, because he showed that his best tennis is back, and that’s what one must emphasize for his fans who didn’t see the match. The result wasn’t as important as what has happened to Gastón there in Monte Carlo. And ALL the media have commented on the fantastic tennis we saw in that 1:19 of the first set!

Gastón was the first to admit that he wasn’t sufficiently prepared to continue playing with that intensity, and that he has to improve that aspect. But when he arrived yesterday morning in BA and was asked at the airport did he think he had the level to be able to beat Nadal and Federer, he answered that his game on clay was on a par with them both (although he didn’t say he could beat them). That’s the first time in a great many months that he has shown such self-confidence. He can have a "relapse", I know, but just the same I’m hoping that this is the real start of a great year for him!
04-24-2006 05:15 AM
Action Jackson
Re: Royalty, Yuppies, Yachts, a bad Casino and no time for Jimmy's Bar Monte Carlo Thread

Quote:
Originally Posted by Vale
I don´t think we were watching the same match!

This reminds me of a description of the typical English understatements:
If you ask an Englishman "How was the party", he´ll answer "It was murder!",
but if you ask him "How was the battle", he´ll answer "Rather uncomfortable".

Anyway, Gastón has said in the press conference that his problem was mainly physical, that he wasn´t sufficiently well prepared physically to play more than one set with such intensity, and that he hopes to be better prepared for the next tournament.
Since when does 1 good set make a good match?

Well, Gaston has 2 weeks without tennis and should be doing some training in this time and he should be ready to play for long as it takes and the physical side of things can be controlled.

As long as he is ready by RG that's what really counts.
04-23-2006 09:31 PM
Vale
Re: Royalty, Yuppies, Yachts, a bad Casino and no time for Jimmy's Bar Monte Carlo Thread

Quote:
Originally Posted by GeorgeWHitler
Well, the match wasn't too bad.
I don´t think we were watching the same match!

This reminds me of a description of the typical English understatements:
If you ask an Englishman "How was the party", he´ll answer "It was murder!",
but if you ask him "How was the battle", he´ll answer "Rather uncomfortable".

Anyway, Gastón has said in the press conference that his problem was mainly physical, that he wasn´t sufficiently well prepared physically to play more than one set with such intensity, and that he hopes to be better prepared for the next tournament.
04-23-2006 10:50 AM
Action Jackson
Re: Royalty, Yuppies, Yachts, a bad Casino and no time for Jimmy's Bar Monte Carlo Thread

Well the match wasn't too bad, especially the 1st set there were plenty of tough rallies there and initially Gaston was quite astute tactically, though he did hit too much to the open court.

There were some interesting moments and some outstanding points that highlighted the enjoyable features of claycourt tennis. Both guys knew what the other was trying to do and seeing how they combated it was fun to watch.

The 1st set well Gaston leads 3-1, then it gets after Rafa holds, then Gaston down 0-40 decides to hold serve after a huge battle and that gives him some confidence for the rest of the set. Some excellent volleys and backhands from Gaston, some quality defensive skills from Rafa and he showed it takes at least 4 or 5 more shots to win points against him.

Then the 2nd set starts and this where Gaston lost his concentration and that can't be done against Nadal especially on clay and he started to get lazy with the footwork and whereas the forehand wasn't at its best in the 1st set, he starts making errors on the backhand. Nadal was just being consistent and placing the ball deep and hitting some excellent drop shots at the right moment and steams through the 2nd set.

Gaston showed his racquet smashing skills, which aren't bad for a small guy and the incessant chats with Davin and Pantera, who have heard it all before and the running commentary. Shaking the chair of umpire Pascal Maria, well not the best, but if it was Norm Chryst then it would have been deserved.

The final turning point in this match was 1 all in the 3rd set and 30-0 on Gaston's serve. Well he decided to be Santa Claus and give up 4 unforced errors in a row to lose his serve and once this happened, in essence it was game over.

Nadal took advantage like a top player should and then Gaston was totally deflated mentally and was mauled into the ground as he should have been.

Gaston played well in parts and Nadal was his solid self and had some excellent gets and his mentality was the clear difference. He kept his concentration up for the whole match and he didn't panic after losing the 1st set,and mentally imposed himself on Gaudio.

Gaston still has a way to go, but there is somewhere to build from.
04-23-2006 08:30 AM
Action Jackson
Re: Royalty, Yuppies, Yachts, a bad Casino and no time for Jimmy's Bar Monte Carlo Thread

Contrary to some belief I haven't topped myself. The result wasn't great, but the performance was enocuraging in parts.
04-23-2006 08:24 AM
I♥PsY@Mus!c
Re: Royalty, Yuppies, Yachts, a bad Casino and no time for Jimmy's Bar Monte Carlo Thread

It's a pity that Gaston can't win in straight sets.But in first set he could have lost a break again when he faced 2 bps at 3*-4 (or 3-3,I forget),but he saved it really well. And it's very hard to play against Nadal on clay,the man can save every shot and play a winner in a very short time. Anyway,he suddenly gives some hope to me!
04-22-2006 08:51 PM
Choupi
Re: Royalty, Yuppies, Yachts, a bad Casino and no time for Jimmy's Bar Monte Carlo Thread

Quote:
Originally Posted by Vale
I felt that in their handshake they were both recognizing that they´d been part of a memorable match, and the crowd applauded Gastón when he walked off court. He didn´t look upset either!
Well, that's the sole and only bit of the match I could see, the match point, followed by the handshake. And yes, I've also had the impression they were both relieved and satisfied. Full of mutual recognition it seemed.
04-22-2006 07:54 PM
Vale
Re: Royalty, Yuppies, Yachts, a bad Casino and no time for Jimmy's Bar Monte Carlo Thread

Well, that was quite a match!

Yes, I know that Gastón lost, but even so I´m feeling positive. This tournament marked Gastón´s return to his best tennis. In my opinion, that first set showed the world´s two best players on clay. It was magnificent tennis.

But between the two, one of them deserves to win, and that is Nadal. Gastón has the most beautiful tennis, but Nadal´s attitude plus accuracy are hard to beat. When Gastón hit winners, he not only answered them but also converted them into winners of his own! To play against someone like that Gastón had to take risks and many became UEs, although in fact they were forced by the quality of his rival.

I think a major factor was that in the last two sets Gastón´s first serves weren´t working, and his second serves permitted Nadal to take control of the game. But mainly it was a question of physical and mental stamina. The 1:19 of that first set, played all-out as if it was the end of the world, took its toll on Gastón, whereas Nadal is indestructible. The score doesn´t reflect what really went on in that court, because Nadal had to sweat blood in each point, although in the end he always managed to win them.

I felt that in their handshake they were both recognizing that they´d been part of a memorable match, and the crowd applauded Gastón when he walked off court. He didn´t look upset either!

Afterwards Gastón said “Nadal was simply magnificent. I played my best match of the week and even so it wasn´t enough. I had a great first set, but to beat Nadal one has to continue playing just as hard during the whole match”.

El Mundo, of Spain, in between lavish praise for Nadal, talks about Gastón´s tennis in the first set: “Gaudio is one of the major talents of the circuit… Those magical backhands, his determined approaches to the net, the lobs, the dropshots, the smashes and all his strokes of genius…”

And now Gastón is on his way home to BA, and he won´t defend either Barcelona or Estoril. Well, that seems to be the condition he´s imposed upon himself to continue playing without going mad in the process: to take a rest even if it means abandoning valuable points…
I hope his short holidays with the people he loves will allow him to forget about his responsibilities for a bit, recharge batteries and get into good shape for what comes next. A friend of his mother´s told me the family were very happy with his new-found confidence! Let´s hope it´s here to stay!!!
04-22-2006 04:47 PM
*Ljubica*
Re: Royalty, Yuppies, Yachts, a bad Casino and no time for Jimmy's Bar Monte Carlo Thread

Quote:
Originally Posted by daze11
i think this is my first post in here. like coria himself, i am not really a fan of gaston. but i wanted to come in and say how much i enjoyed gaston today in the first set and really believed he would win and was excited for him to do it. obviously, yes, he unraveled himself, but i dont believe as many do--even in here--that nadal was the cause of it. it was nice to see that gaudio could have beaten him today if he had remained in a 'regular' frame of mind.

vamos gaston.
Thanks for coming over here and saying that daze11
04-22-2006 04:33 PM
Sparko1030
Re: Royalty, Yuppies, Yachts, a bad Casino and no time for Jimmy's Bar Monte Carlo Thread

Too bad about Gaston's loss today but it sounds like he played a good match-esp the first set. Congrats to him for a GREAT tournament!!!!
04-22-2006 04:14 PM
daze11
Re: Royalty, Yuppies, Yachts, a bad Casino and no time for Jimmy's Bar Monte Carlo Thread

i think this is my first post in here. like coria himself, i am not really a fan of gaston. but i wanted to come in and say how much i enjoyed gaston today in the first set and really believed he would win and was excited for him to do it. obviously, yes, he unraveled himself, but i dont believe as many do--even in here--that nadal was the cause of it. it was nice to see that gaudio could have beaten him today if he had remained in a 'regular' frame of mind.

vamos gaston.
04-22-2006 03:34 PM
Corina2605
Re: Royalty, Yuppies, Yachts, a bad Casino and no time for Jimmy's Bar Monte Carlo Thread

Well, it wasn't meant to be, but still, great tournament for Gaston. I did enjoy the first set very much Hope Gaston has a nice break at home to recharge his batteries and is back strong in Rome. Vamos Gaston!
04-22-2006 03:22 PM
Denisse
Re: Royalty, Yuppies, Yachts, a bad Casino and no time for Jimmy's Bar Monte Carlo Thread

Quote:
Originally Posted by maria87
this is a mental fight, you kow? and Nadal is more stronge, that's it.
yeah you're right.. poor gasti. i still wish i could have seen the last two sets. i got dragged to my mom's office!
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