I haven't been back in Guga's forum for a while now. This is great reading, what you've translated. I've been admiring Guga since i saw him in RG '97 (nowadays i support the guy on my avatar) and has been won by his good nature & his warm character which just radiates on court. I'll never forget how he won that year playing three 5 setters and defeating 3 former champions to win the title. I'll also never forget how he bowed to Vilas (i'm not worthy!) during the presentation. It was an endearing gesture. I also had the privilege & pleasure of seeing him play live in Gstaad in '98.
Anyway, i'm looking forward to reading further, obrigado for sharing it here...