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Old 01-07-2005, 09:06 AM   #61
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Default Re: When Gaston won Roland Garros, how did you react?

I'll do mine in Spanish directly, so it's one less to translate

Siempe me gustó el estilo de juego de Gastón, pero la verdad es que nunca me consideré una fan. Me acuerdo que ese domingo me levanté muy temprano, dispuesta a alentar a Gastón, aunque el resto de mis amigos y familiares me dijeran que sus chances eran mínimas y que el ganador iba a ser Coria. A mi no me importó, ya que tenía la esperanza de que el mejor iba a ganar.
Me preparé un buen desayuno y prendí la tele para disfrutar de un buen partido, sin imaginarme que lo que estaba por disfrutar iba a ser el partido más emocionante que haya visto en mi vida.
A medida que los games iban pasando, me iba poniendo nerviosa y también iba perdiendo las esperanzas, ya que pensé que estaba todo perdido, pero por suerte me equivoqué. Me acuerdo que después del segundo set, mi mamá que estaba de vacaciones, me llamó para comentarme que esataba viendo el partido y que yo tendría que estar contenta con el solo hecho de que dos argentinos estuvieran en la final, pero yo no estaba satisfecha.
Cuando el tercer set empezó, y vi a Gastón moviendose con más seguridad y menos nervios, las esperanzas volvieron, y fue ahí cuando me puse a gritar como loca. Empecé a gritarle al televisor, mi perro se puso nervioso y sus ladridos también parecían gritos. Y como estaba sola, y quería compartir el partido con alguien, me conecté a internet y compartí el partido con unas 10 personas (amigos online, en realidad) de diferentes países, y fue una experiencia increible!
Llego un punto en el que dejé de pensar lo que estaba viendo, y dejé de analizar todo, para solo disfrutar ese momento único, hasta que llegaron esos dos match points de Coria. Qué sufrimiento!!! Y qué coraje el de Gastón al haberlos salvado con tanta seguridad!
Cuando al fin logró ganar el título, me emocioné muchísimo. Creo que fue todo perfecto, el escenario, el público y los protagonistas.
Es por todo esto que quiero agradecer a Gastón Gaudio, no por el solo hecho de haber ganado un Grand Slam, sino por habernos hecho emocionar con su sinceridad, humildad y talento, y por poner la bandera Argentina en lo más alto.
Una vez más, gracias.
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Old 01-07-2005, 09:09 AM   #62
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Thanks for that jazzita and it will be added to the list right now.

Jazz, we all did English versions as well, so what does that mean for us non-Spanish speakers.
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Old 01-07-2005, 09:19 AM   #63
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Jazz, thanks for your contribution, it will certainly help Adri that you wrote it in Spanish...but I'd love to be able to understand what you've written...so please, can we have an English version, when you have the time?
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I've always liked Gastón's style of play, but the truth is that I've never considered me a fan. I remember that sunday waking up very early, wanting to cheer for Gastón, even though the rest of my friends and family would tell me that he didn't have many chances of winning and that Coria will get it at the end. I didn't care, I had hopes that the best was going to win.
I made a good breakfast and turned on the tv to enjoy a good match, without knowing that what I was about to see was going to be the most exciting match I've ever seen in my life.
The games were passing by and I was getting more and more nervous and I was also losing my hopes, because I thought everything was lost, but luckily I was wrong. I remember my mom, calling me on the phone after the second set (she was away on vacations) and telling me that I should just be happy that two Argentines were at the final, but I wasn't.
When the third set started, I saw Gastón moving more confident and less nervous, and the hope was back, and it was there when I started screaming at the tv like a crazy person. My dog got nervous for all the screaming and he started barking, although it looked like he was screaming as well. Since I was alone, and I wanted to share thing with someone, I got online and shared the match with about 10 online friends from different countries, and it was an uncredible experience!
There was a moment in which I stopped thinking in what I was watching, I quit analizing everything, so I just enjoyed that unique moment, till those two match points from Coria arrives. The suffering!!! And the guts from Gastón having saving them!
When he finally got the title, I was thrilled and very emotional. I think that everything was perfect: the scenario, the crowd and the protagonists.
Is because all that that I want to thank Gastón Gaudio, not for just winning a Grand Slam, but for making us proud for his honesty, humbleness and talent, and for putting the Argentine flag very high.
Once again, thank you.
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Translations always take away the natural charm, I like the original better LOL!
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Old 01-07-2005, 08:39 PM   #66
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Gracias, jazzita!

Hey George, did you get my email alright with the 2 Word files?
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Gracias, Jazz... que buenas experiencias!!
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This Spanish thing is not my story but a story of Argentine
Association of Football. It seems to me a nice letter
addressed to Gaston and I wanted to share it with you.

http://www.afa.org.ar//Notas/Notas.h...&CodNota=34797

Saludos para un campeón



Buenos Aires, junio 7 de 2004

Al Señor

Gastón Gaudio

Querido Campeón:

Como podrás imaginar lejos estamos de ser entendidas en tenis. Pero nuestro desconocimiento no resulta obstáculo para disfrutar muchos partidos, en especial como en este caso de Roland Garros donde una legión de argentinos nos dio tantas satisfacciones.

Lo de la final marcó un capítulo aparte. Entre nosotras las opiniones estaban divididas, pero había una mayoría en tu favor.

Por lo del voto secreto y porque en verdad eso no es lo relevante, no vamos a hacer números ni nombres.

En el fondo todas sabíamos que al final íbamos a festejar por igual porque el ganador sería argentino.

Pero ese ganador (vos) llegó dándole la espalda a los entendidos, a la historia, a todos. Lo que se dice un ganador cabal.

Enancado en los versos de Almafuerte (“no te des por vencido ni aun vencido..."), ganaste uno de los trofeos más importantes del mundo desparramando coraje y técnica y obligaste a la “cátedra” a rever muchas de esas posturas que a fuerza de repetirse parecen más sólidas que el acero.

Disfrutamos con tu triunfo, con tu entereza, con tu tenis, con tu festejo y con tus declaraciones. En suma, nos hiciste a nosotras y no exageramos si decimos que a todo el país, infinitamente felices.

A esta altura, nos vamos a permitir contarte un secretito. Fue tanto el impacto que nos produjo tu éxito, que cuando decidimos enviarte estas líneas para felicitarte e invitarte a que nos visites cuando tu tiempo te lo permita, lo hicimos convencidas que esta práctica se repetirá muy pronto y muy a menudo.

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Default Re: When Gaston won Roland Garros, how did you react?

Thanks for sharing Reiko... But is there some charitable soul who can translate it for us, poor non Spanish speakers?
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Reiko, that was a very nice letter! I´ve posted the translation in the Articles thread.
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I just read the translated version. Thanks, Vale!
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I meant to ask about these messages for Gaston, but did George or anyone else get them to Gaston at AO??
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Old 02-18-2005, 01:27 AM   #73
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Default Re: When Gaston won Roland Garros, how did you react?

Just needed to read this again, plus maybe some of the newer people might not have read all of the reactions or contributed.
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I definitely would have preferred Gaba winning as he needs the points much more, but Jan would have beaten him anyway. I expect Hajek to destroy Machado, like 6-1 6-2.
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Great idea to have this thread as sticky.
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Yes, just to remind ourselves why we are Gaston's fans.
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