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Old 01-21-2013, 04:46 PM   #16
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Default Re: Why did Pureta do nothing else except his RG final?

And what about Andrés Gómez when he won RG 1990 against Agassi?!
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Old 01-21-2013, 04:49 PM   #17
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Default Re: Why did Pureta do nothing else except his RG final?

Because he was a doper and got lucky with momentum/draw.

Nothing special in my opinion.
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Default Re: Why did Pureta do nothing else except his RG final?

I still can't believe he turned around that match against Davydenko after being down 2 sets to 1!
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Old 01-21-2013, 08:51 PM   #19
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Default Re: Why did Pureta do nothing else except his RG final?

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Same goes with Martin Verkerk who reached the final of the French Open in 2003.
It can happen that a guy randoomly gets to a slam final.
In 10 years from today, people will wonder how on Earth Sara Errani reached a slam final.
Verkerk got injured.
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And what about Andrés Gómez when he won RG 1990 against Agassi?!
Didn't Gomez have quite a lot of success? Might be wrong though.
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Default Re: Why did Pureta do nothing else except his RG final?

Doper yet he lost to Nadal. Got outran by nadal too.
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Old 01-21-2013, 08:57 PM   #22
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Really? Denko always chokes in majors. He had another great chance at RG in 2007 serving for the set or having set points in all 3 sets
Not to mention AO 2006 against Fed..AO 2010 against Fed..FO 2006..and others..
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Default Re: Why did Pureta do nothing else except his RG final?

He may have had a better career if he had amped up his juice dosage and reached later stages of non dirt slams. And it would have helped a lot if he had good looks, marketability and authorities who would cover up for him.

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Default Re: Why did Pureta do nothing else except his RG final?

I believe there are a lot single slam finalists around
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Old 01-22-2013, 01:17 AM   #25
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still find it sad.. Doping turned him into a left-handed Fernando Gonzalez...what's not to like?

you mean peurta right

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Default Re: Why did Pureta do nothing else except his RG final?

Errani's results have been shit since she stopped working with her doctor.

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Errani's results have been shit since shE stoPped wOrking with her doctor.
Careful, last time you got permaban from TF for comment like that
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Default Re: Why did Pureta do nothing else except his RG final?

how can you be so dumb as to ask the question, give the answer in your OP posttttt, and then still think to ask again? Puerta had some talent but just watching the set he did take from Nadal in the RG final, he won it because of how hard he was hitting the ball, how much he was forcing the issue, but it was obviously from the steroids, he couldn't smash and be so strong and aggressive without them. also a long ban like had screws you for finding form again, he wasn't that young at the time, his reputation was ruined, not as though a lot of tournaments particularly would want him in their draw

but really Puerta's one great result even right at the time everyone thought he might be on something, you don't magically one tournament out of all of them hit the ball like that. bad question OP, it had everything to do with the drugs, Puerta has nice tough and a good feel for the ball but he was never of that caliber. the drugs gave him that little extra something that some other players naturally have from hard work or talent. he just was not that amazing at his non enhanced form
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Because he was a doper and got lucky with momentum/draw.

Nothing special in my opinion.
this. if he really was that naturally talented than he wouldn't have felt the need to juice in the first place

he got to that final with luck and by hitting the ball extremely hard because of the drugs, nothing remarkable about the player and I don't think he deserves to be really considered of of getting any credit when he has one lone great result which is a fake one at that
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Same goes with Martin Verkerk who reached the final of the French Open in 2003.
It can happen that a guy randoomly gets to a slam final.
In 10 years from today, people will wonder how on Earth Sara Errani reached a slam final.
Only in ten years? I think people have been wondering since it happened.
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