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Old 12-30-2005, 10:41 PM   #106
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Old 12-30-2005, 10:56 PM   #107
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Default Re: When Gaston won Roland Garros, how did you react?

First of all, I did not say that Gaudio was able to win due to luck. I meant that, luckily, he reacted (was able to overcome his fear - Gaston himself said "I was so scared") and as a consequence he was able to show his actual ability which I never denied. In fact, I have always admired his tennis. So please, do not misinterpret my words.

Secondly, I am not a Coria fan but I think it is unfair to attack him in this way. As I said before, cramps were a result of nerves and fear. How many times has Gaudio lost matches due to his mind? Guillermo is also a human being and you do not have any right to judge him.

Sorry if my objectivity disturbs you.
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Old 12-30-2005, 10:58 PM   #108
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First of all, I did not say that Gaudio was able to win due to luck. I meant that, luckily, he reacted (was able to overcome his fear - Gaston himself said "I was so scared") and as a consequence he was able to show his actual ability which I never denied. In fact, I have always admired his tennis. So please, do not misinterpret my words.

Secondly, I am not a Coria fan but I think it is unfair to attack him in this way. As I said before, cramps were a result of nerves and fear. How many times has Gaudio lost matches due to his mind? Guillermo is also a human being and you do not have any right to judge him.

Sorry if my objectivity disturbs you.
I'm not disturbed; obviously you are. No one's attacking Coria; maybe your conscience has accused you once again-maybe?
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Old 12-30-2005, 11:18 PM   #109
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Default Re: When Gaston won Roland Garros, how did you react?

Bluegueber, I do not want to have an argument, but I recall that when Gaston played against Federer in Shangai, you strongly criticized him.

You said that a "professional" could never attribute the loss of a match to nerves.

You seem to be more flexible when you talk about Coria.
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How dare you compare Gaudio's horrible performance in the Shangai match with Guillermo's performance in the RG final - he was about to win, remember?
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Old 12-30-2005, 11:42 PM   #111
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How dare you compare Gaudio's horrible performance in the Shangai match with Guillermo's performance in the RG final - he was about to win, remember?
There's a massive difference between "about to win" and "don't have a chance in hell of winning". Coria couldn't close the deal, and Gaston didn't have a deal to close. You're right; there was no comparison, but you still applied your own principle unevenly. Again, why does your standard change where it concerns Coria?
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Old 12-31-2005, 01:59 AM   #112
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First of all, I did not say that Gaudio was able to win due to luck. I meant that, luckily, he reacted (was able to overcome his fear - Gaston himself said "I was so scared") and as a consequence he was able to show his actual ability which I never denied. In fact, I have always admired his tennis. So please, do not misinterpret my words.

Secondly, I am not a Coria fan but I think it is unfair to attack him in this way. As I said before, cramps were a result of nerves and fear. How many times has Gaudio lost matches due to his mind? Guillermo is also a human being and you do not have any right to judge him.

Sorry if my objectivity disturbs you.
You objective, since when did this suddenly happen? I don't post very often and lurked in this forum for quite some time and read most of the posts in here. It seems you are trying to prove something, like instead of actually listening to other sides of arguments, you go ahead and call everyone else subjective and attempt to take the moral high ground by claiming objectivity disturbs you, when it does not agree with your line of thinking.

Next point, it was a strange match, but how is someone lucky when they have been physically prepared to last the distance of a five set match? Also, Gaudio was able to handle the pressure of the situation better than his opponent was on this day.

Why try and bring in other examples of other matches, when it does not have relevance to this particular match or is this an attempt to save face.

You say it's not Ok to attack Coria as a human being, yet you went on and called Gaudio unprofessional recently, keep up with the fluid definitions, it really suits you
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Interesting points.

This match has been spoken about to death and this is a celebratory thread remembering Gaston's greatest moment, but should be fairly obvious to most people.

Bluegueber, help me out here as has been asked and I am interested as well. What is it you are actually trying to prove? There is a very big chance I could be wrong here, you'd be one of the types that pissed on heckled Gaudio after the DC debacle and then changed after he won RG. The same time you didn't like the analysis by the particular writer. Why could that not have been addressed that in the News thread? But, instead of trying to piss on this happy celebratory thread.

Show some consistency, like in the question thread about DC, you claim not to be a Coria fan, yet you seem to enjoy trying to antagonising people in this forum, especially when his name is mentioned.

So calling someone unprofessional isn't an attack on their character? If this is not the case, then explain why this is? Spare me the rubbish about being objective as 100 per cent objectivity doesn't exist and never will exist. The key is how it's managed.

Luck happens in all forms of life and people have to be good enough to take advantage of whatever opportunity comes along and with tennis there are only 2 words that really count Win and Loss.

Ok, this is meant to be a happy celebratory thread and should be kept that way. If someone wants to discuss the article that discusses this issue, do it in the News/Info section and not try and piss in this thread.
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Old 02-14-2006, 01:45 PM   #114
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I remember it like it was yesterday

I followed the first set here on MTF, because I was sure Coria would win. It was terrible: 6-0. So I decided to watch it myself. After the second set, even though it was a little better from Gaston (6-3), I gave up and went to play tennis with my sister, because I was 100% sure Coria would win at that point, as I had never assisted to a miraculous comeback in a men's Grand Slam final (I started to watch tennis in 2001). Then, when I came back from tennis, I opened the door of the house and I was hearing my sister scream! I ran to the living room and saw that it was 4-3 in the 5th set!!!!!!!!! I just couldn't believe what I was seeing, because I was sure the match was over since a long time. My sister explained me what happened (the cramps in the 4th set, the standing ovation in the 3rd set)... So I was all shaky and watched it till the end. During Coria's match points I was always hopeful Gaston could save them, because I knew he was in better shape and he really believed in it at that point. When he won we definitely screamed in joy, and I was still speechless, still shocked about what I just assisted to. Then I got the match on DVD and it is among my most favorite matches ever!
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To answer the thread´s title.... I cried and I was cheering for Gastón, but I admit I would have cried if Coria would win the title too (and of happiness too).


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The other day Mats Wilander was interviewed by La Nación, and he recalled his impressions of that RG final. As I don't think he will visit this thread, I want to do it for him!
Unfortunately I can't find the article now, but the gist of it was that he said that more than tennis it was high drama, the most exciting match he'd ever seen, and that afterwards he'd contacted Gastón and asked to join him for the celebrations because he wanted to be there at that moment. He also said "Coria didn't lose in the fifth set, he lost that match in the third".
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The other day Mats Wilander was interviewed by La Nación, and he recalled his impressions of that RG final. As I don't think he will visit this thread, I want to do it for him!
Unfortunately I can't find the article now, but the gist of it was that he said that more than tennis it was high drama, the most exciting match he'd ever seen, and that afterwards he'd contacted Gastón and asked to join him for the celebrations because he wanted to be there at that moment. He also said "Coria didn't lose in the fifth set, he lost that match in the third".
You think he doesn't visit these forums.
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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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