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08-08-2008 11:02 AM
Action Jackson
Re: Gaston's Tennis. The highs, the lows, the on court rantings etc, etc

He might be back, he might not be and he is in the back end of his career, which is inevitable.

Well there are tentative plans on playing the South American challengers with a protective ranking, but he has to be right mentally, before he can do that, because he'd be only wasting his time, if he is not prepared to play.
08-17-2007 08:41 PM
RogiFan88
Re: Getting back on track in 2007 discussion thread (Yes, talking about Gaston's tenn

Good for Gaston, playing challengers to get back on track! A good sign! [but, boy, did I miss him in MTL... ]
08-17-2007 07:36 PM
Action Jackson
Re: Getting back on track in 2007 discussion thread (Yes, talking about Gaston's tenn

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Originally Posted by Vale View Post
That´s an excellent diagnosis of Gastón´s situation today.
He spent three days snowboarding in Bariloche, accompanied by Marcela, and presumably now he must be back in BA training, in order to resume competing on 27 August. Unless you know something to the contrary, I don´t think he´ll play the qualies for the US Open, as he´s down to play the Como Challenger the same week.
He is down to play in sunny Como and then I imagine he will play Szczecin and the Copa Petrobras series in South America.
08-17-2007 07:34 PM
Vale
Re: Getting back on track in 2007 discussion thread (Yes, talking about Gaston's tenn

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Originally Posted by Andreas Du Rieux View Post
Good that Gaston has swallowed his pride and has gone back to the Challengers, though in reality he didn't have much choice in the matter, except retirement and he should retire only when he feels he doesn't have it in him any more and he has no obligation to anyone but himself.

It seems he can't serve at the moment and even though his game isn't serve reliant like Karlovic, he still has to serve well enough so he can control the points, but the poor serving impacts on the rest of the game.

Whether he will come back or not, this is unknown, the talent is there, but the confidence isn't and it's a lot different to the Malaga situation and many things have been and gone since then.

He needs a lot of matches to play well, but can't win, so he doesn't get the matches to build upon and the regression continues. Losing to Luzzi a set and 2 breaks up, well the fear of winning and the lack of confidence are big steps he has to battle through.

After the US Open, he will more than likely play in Szczecin and the Copa Petrobras Series, which are high standard challengers.
That´s an excellent diagnosis of Gastón´s situation today.
He spent three days snowboarding in Bariloche, accompanied by Marcela, and presumably now he must be back in BA training, in order to resume competing on 27 August. Unless you know something to the contrary, I don´t think he´ll play the qualies for the US Open, as he´s down to play the Como Challenger the same week.
08-17-2007 06:58 AM
Action Jackson
Re: Getting back on track in 2007 discussion thread (Yes, talking about Gaston's tenn

Good that Gaston has swallowed his pride and has gone back to the Challengers, though in reality he didn't have much choice in the matter, except retirement and he should retire only when he feels he doesn't have it in him any more and he has no obligation to anyone but himself.

It seems he can't serve at the moment and even though his game isn't serve reliant like Karlovic, he still has to serve well enough so he can control the points, but the poor serving impacts on the rest of the game.

Whether he will come back or not, this is unknown, the talent is there, but the confidence isn't and it's a lot different to the Malaga situation and many things have been and gone since then.

He needs a lot of matches to play well, but can't win, so he doesn't get the matches to build upon and the regression continues. Losing to Luzzi a set and 2 breaks up, well the fear of winning and the lack of confidence are big steps he has to battle through.

After the US Open, he will more than likely play in Szczecin and the Copa Petrobras Series, which are high standard challengers.
03-20-2007 04:09 AM
wenty
Re: Getting back on track in 2007 discussion thread (Yes, talking about Gaston's tennis)

But Gaudio doesn't have an easy draw. RR Hidalgo 1st round, then Stephanek 2nd round...and after that he could meet Haas. Gaudio needs to play as well as can here. Good luck Gaudio...VAMOS GASTON !!!
03-19-2007 04:07 PM
RogiFan88
Re: Getting back on track in 2007 discussion thread (Yes, talking about Gaston's tennis)

Hope Gasti will be back on track in Miami -- it's been a couple of weeks now -- time for a tiny break and some good prep!!
02-23-2007 08:13 AM
Choupi
Re: Getting back on track in 2007 discussion thread (Yes, talking about Gaston's tennis)

May Juan be right.
02-22-2007 09:40 PM
Corina2605
Re: Getting back on track in 2007 discussion thread (Yes, talking about Gaston's tennis)

Here is Chela's quote on Gaston's situation (taken from Juan's post match interview of today)

http://www.copatelmex.com/novedad.php?id=53

"Gastón no esta pasando por un buen momento, pero sigue trabajando duro como lo hacía cuando ganaba y en cualquier momento se le va a dar. No creo que deje, jugar al tenis es lo que le gusta hacer"

Translation (the best I could..)

"Gaston is not going through a good moment, but he keeps working hard as he did when he won and in any moment things will work again. I don't think he will leave tennis, playing tennis is what he likes to do."

I hope Juan is right. Vamos Gaston!
02-22-2007 09:24 PM
Corina2605
Re: Getting back on track in 2007 discussion thread (Yes, talking about Gaston's tennis)

Poor, poor Gaston

I hope Gaston knows that he has fans who are still behind him and believe in him.
02-22-2007 08:53 PM
Vale
Re: Getting back on track in 2007 discussion thread (Yes, talking about Gaston's tenn

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Originally Posted by GeorgeWHitler View Post
I mean it's very difficult at the moment and this is the time where he needs the most support during these moments.

They say you really have to hit the lowest of the low, before rising again. Look at his Independiente mate Cañas look how he has come back and there are other examples.

Gaston is very honest and that can be a good or bad thing. If he feels shit or down he shows it and when he is happy, then he shows it. He will never be a poker player at all.

I think he should try and play in Acapulco and if that doesn't work, then skip Indian Wells and Miami and go somewhere else.
Agree with you 100%.
I´m just too sad to write anything today. Tomorrow I´ll tell you more about the press conference.
02-22-2007 04:32 PM
Action Jackson
Re: Getting back on track in 2007 discussion thread (Yes, talking about Gaston's tenn

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Originally Posted by Denaon View Post
Absolutely....but I think what has made this come to this edge is the fact that he lost in a poor form right here in Buenos Aires and the crowd showed him an ugly face.....it's like a big WARNING sign in front of him...
He should not pay attention to anyone's expectations....because he's probably worried he's not showing his potential either to himself and the rest of the universe...
I agree with you GWH...he should travel to a place where he can consider his options...
I mean it's very difficult at the moment and this is the time where he needs the most support during these moments.

They say you really have to hit the lowest of the low, before rising again. Look at his Independiente mate Cañas look how he has come back and there are other examples.

Gaston is very honest and that can be a good or bad thing. If he feels shit or down he shows it and when he is happy, then he shows it. He will never be a poker player at all.

I think he should try and play in Acapulco and if that doesn't work, then skip Indian Wells and Miami and go somewhere else.
02-22-2007 04:28 PM
Denaon
Re: Getting back on track in 2007 discussion thread (Yes, talking about Gaston's tenn

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Originally Posted by GeorgeWHitler View Post
He has to get his head right and then make some tough decisions, this is not something that just happened, it's been a gradual thing.
Absolutely....but I think what has made this come to this edge is the fact that he lost in a poor form right here in Buenos Aires and the crowd showed him an ugly face.....it's like a big WARNING sign in front of him...
He should not pay attention to anyone's expectations....because he's probably worried he's not showing his potential either to himself and the rest of the universe...
I agree with you GWH...he should travel to a place where he can consider his options...without other people interfering
02-22-2007 04:22 PM
Action Jackson
Re: Getting back on track in 2007 discussion thread (Yes, talking about Gaston's tennis)

He has to get his head right and then make some tough decisions, this is not something that just happened, it's been a gradual thing.
02-22-2007 04:20 PM
Aguante_el_Gato
Re: Getting back on track in 2007 discussion thread (Yes, talking about Gaston's tennis)

Hi all!!
All what I want to say at this moment is: AGUANTE GASTON!!!
I wish that he can leave this well (he has already demonstrated that he has the tennis and talent to do it)
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