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07-04-2009 12:46 PM
Re: Official retirement from Coria

I find this very sad. I was never a big fan of him but since there is hardly anyone on the tour whom I find interesting, I was remembering Coria who had a magical game that I liked but never appreciated him enough when he was on the tour. I find it so sad that a guy who is in great shape just can't play tennis anymore. I hope he makes a killing in what ever he decides to do. He was a rare magical player and it's a shame he didn't have a career he really deserved.
06-02-2009 04:44 AM
Re: Official retirement from Coria

With a strange French Open going on right now--players out of the Tournament that were expected to be in and players still in the Tournament that were expected to be out--it is natural I should return to this Forum. The F.O. was the first place I ever saw Guille play. I can't remember the exact year, but I can still see him gliding around on that clay like an ice skater on ice even to this very day! I wish him and his family health and happiness But I will always miss him
05-04-2009 04:36 AM
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Buy, Guille...
God bless you!
04-30-2009 02:17 PM
Guille's Girl
Re: Official retirement from Coria

I was actually expecting this for about a week. Something daze said stuck in my mind: Guille just wasn't interested anymore, which is fine. The skill wasn't the issue. The attitude and mindset he had win he was winning doesn't exists anymore, so it makes sense that the desire isn't there. Consider what other people play for; glory, status, just because they're really good, etc...Guille played for those things, but also for those things he mentioned in the 2004 RG final press conference. How many other players are giving their all for some shit like that? So once his quest for revenge ended, then it was a quest for glory. And he was able to play for that reason for a little while and it worked which was great. But later, as we learned from his interviews and things, he would ask himself in the middle of matches "why am I here?" Between '02 and '04, the answer would've been "I'm here to take this som'bitch's head to use as a plaque on my living room wall." Then 2007 Guille would ask '02 - '04 Guille "why would you wanna do that..." And '02 - '04 Guille would give '07 Guille a dumbfounded blank stare.
I think he got to a point where he was playing just to prove he could do it, and realized that wasn't necessary, and it isn't. I do honestly feel he cared about his fans too and wanted to give us something to cheer about. A year or so ago, I didn't want him to stop and I guess a lot of other fans didn't either. I guess because we knew the potential he possessed. But at least he gave it a try until he was absolutely certain.."dis ain't workin."

Anyway, I'll never forget =) at least his retirement will put an end to smartass "he's done" threads.

Thanks Guille. I learned a lot about people by being a fan and following your career so closely. I don't think I would've learned as much by being a Ferrero fan, a Nalbandian fan, a Roddick fan or litterally anyone else aside from Agassi.
04-30-2009 11:07 AM
Re: Official retirement from Coria

Good luck Coria, you were without doubt one of the best players I ever saw play the game and you will be sorely missed.

I cannot help but think that if El Mago had gotten out and actually played a substantial amount of tennis in an attempt to come back then the wins would have started to come and the passion would have returned. I think it's a deep shame that obviously his heart wasn't in it because I believe if it had of been then he still had alot to offer the game. Anyway, I wish him all the luck in the world with whatever it is he chooses to do.
04-30-2009 02:36 AM
Re: Official retirement from Coria

Bye, Guille, and thanks for all those years of magic.
04-29-2009 08:12 PM
Re: Official retirement from Coria

I am sad about this news, too. I have always liked to watch Guille play, he had a nice game.

I wish him all the best for his new period of life, may he have a happy family life
04-29-2009 05:39 PM
Re: Official retirement from Coria

Very, very sad to read this as definite

Of course I was somehow exepcting it and I am sure for Guille this is the right decision, but I will miss him a lot

All the best for your life after tennis, Guille
04-29-2009 05:34 PM
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Yesterday, Guillermo Coria surprised in the evening in Continental Radio when he announced his retirement of professional tennis. And he adduced that the reason is " very strong" but was going that it to reveal when its biography writes. " It is a point where I do click in my race, I am going but it to count when it removes a book at some future date. He is very strong, I believe that she knows it to nobody, and it says when it many will understand because of the bassoon. He is something difficult that it touched life" to me; , it said. And today, in the press conference, it did not leave any indication. " It went to a match and it did not motivate to me to gain it, the blows were wearing away to me and I was losing the motivation. I am not crazy, I am healthy. But when one does not have a goal becomes very difficult. It entered the field and it did not have that badness to want to overcome the rival and I happened to be good inside of the field. In order to obtain to things having that to have that instinct to want to overcome to the opponent and I could not compete with the other " , the Magician counted. Coria was very moved and told that although had taken it to the decision a time ago - and nobody had spoken to it with its family knew it was going that it to announce yesterday. " I tried it until the end but I could not. It did not have it thought but I am not sorry. I am moved because now volume brings back to consciousness. But now a new stage of my life begins and I hope that he is as well as possible " , it added. The santafesino glides to retire with a tour on dust of brick or in the next Telmex Cup.

Again, sorry for the errors in the traduction....
04-29-2009 03:19 PM
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great article!!
04-29-2009 11:19 AM
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Thanks for all Mago Coria!!!
04-29-2009 07:36 AM
Re: Official retirement from Coria

Originally Posted by daze11 View Post
no, this is good!! thanks!

he thought maybe it was the double faults keeping him back, but after the match where serving was not the issue, he saw it was the lack of passion that was the real problem. when one does not feel that passion it is better to step to the side. he realized what it was costing him to compete and travel....but in the end, he did accomplish more than he could have believed; a thing that happened to him for which he feels blessed.

i can live with that.

and i should say he gave at least one of us a reason to care about this sport again, if only for a window of time. there was real magic there, and he let me find renewed meaning in tennis, amid the landscape of total bores who now play the game with their corporate personalities & bland averageness. and i am extremely thankful to him for that, for which I feel blessed too!
could not have said it any better
Thank you for everything you will forever be missed.
hope you live a very healthy and happy life after tennis
04-29-2009 06:41 AM
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I (will) miss him. Thanks for the great time and nice matches on ATP tour Guille
04-29-2009 04:51 AM
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time to say goodbye
04-29-2009 03:03 AM
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so sad, it looks like this will be the final post at king coria:

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