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Old 07-12-2005, 03:20 PM   #61
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Thanks jazz, I didn't realize you translate all those articles every day! Are you making this for your job or is it just for the board?

There are a lot of pictures of the team on Gettyimages today.
Here are two pictures with Carla, it seems to quite cold down under!
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Thanks jazz for posting all the DC news and keeping us updated
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Thanks Jazz!
Thanks for the info! It's great to hear that, they seemed to have a great time there!
Is is still raining?
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great pics, indeed looks cold there. But well kinda logical since it is winter overthere. I was in Australia last year same time of the year and indeed some days it was freezin cold
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well, a dose of stats...
head to head
vs Lleyton Hewitt
Hewitt leads series 1-0
last meeting: 2003 Indian Wells Lleyton won 7-6 4-6 6-3

vs Wayne Arthurs
Guille leads series 1-0
last meeting: 2002 Houston, Guille won 7-6 7-5

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ok this was posted in the cheering thread, I would say this belongs in here, since it is news...

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Guille will be punish due to the incidents of the match against Hewitt!
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yes although I would love to see that match, it's sad for guille
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Thanks jazz, I didn't realize you translate all those articles every day! Are you making this for your job or is it just for the board?

There are a lot of pictures of the team on Gettyimages today.
Here are two pictures with Carla, it seems to quite cold down under!

Nice pics!!

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I didn't know where should I post it but on the ATP site there are some videos about few players including Guille don't know if you've seen it alread but if not here is the link http://www.atptennis.com/en/players/vignettes/#top
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I just wanted to copy here for the record the Clarin article from Saturday about Guille (as long as it is available online). One part has been already copied in the Cheering thread, but there is a secund part too. Good occasion to reactivate the News-thread (and to practice our Spanish.)

Coria: "No busco ser un héroe nacional"
Clarin 01/10/2005 – Miguel Angel Bertolotto
http://www.clarin.com/diario/2005/1...tes/d-08201.htm + http://www.clarin.com/diario/2005/1...tes/d-08301.htm

El mejor jugador argentino en la intimidad, después de los fantasmas de 2005 por las finales perdidas y la frustración de la Copa Davis.

"Ahí arriba, mucho más cerca del cielo, en el moderno y luminoso piso 21 del edificio de la avenida Rivadavia al 2100, en la costanera rosarina, Guillermo Coria sale al balcón y mira la inmensidad del río Paraná. "Es una vista increíble, ¿no? Mirá hasta dónde se ve...," se asombra, feliz por estar al menos por unos días en su hogar, ése que comparte con su esposa Carla y que tan poco pueden disfrutar. "No sé si habremos dormido cuatro noches acá..." —confiesa—. "Es que viajamos tanto que no estamos nunca. Fijate: el otro día llovió muchísimo y como no estábamos entró agua por las ventanas. Ahora vamos a tener que plastificar el piso..."

Coria, en la intimidad. Boina negra hacia atrás, campera roja, jean, zapatillas. Carla sirve café y gaseosas. Hay temas de sobra. Hay críticas, hay dudas, ¿hay fantasmas? Hay un Coria firme, decidido, siempre cordial, que contesta todo.

—Antes de Roland Garros 2004 eras Gardel; ahora sos discutido. Que perdés finales, que perdés en la Copa Davis... ¿Te duele?

—Es que acá si no ganás torneos importantes piensan que te va mal... No ven la regularidad. En vez de jugar torneos chicos y ganarlos, apunté a los grandes. Hay jugadores que ganaron cinco o seis títulos en el año, pero no van al Masters... Ojalá pueda seguir perdiendo finales con los mejores, con Federer, con Nadal, y no perderlas con el número 60 del mundo... Me voy a preocupar si llego a diez finales y pierdo las diez... Para mí, éste es el mejor año de mi carrera.

—¿En serio lo decís?

—No tengas dudas. Es el más regular de todos, hasta en los Grand Slams: cuartos en el US Open, octavos en Australia, en Roland Garros y Wimbledon; dos finales de Masters Series. Y todo esto volviendo de una operación (la del hombro derecho) tan jodida. Si hace un año me hubiesen dicho que iba a hacer todo esto, no lo hubiera creído... Salvo por lo de la Davis, estoy muy conforme con todo. Y muy agradecido a mi equipo de trabajo: se nota que estamos haciendo las cosas bien. Después, ganar siempre no se puede... Lo de las críticas ya pasó con Gabriela (Sabatini), que es más reconocida en el resto del mundo que en la Argentina...

—David Nalbandian está rotulado de jugador copero. ¿Vos no lo sos?

—Es cierto que no pude ganar buenos partidos en la Davis, pero también lo es que no jugué en mi superficie preferida. Con Hewitt, en Australia, hice un partido largo, muy parejo, y no le gané porque en césped me cuesta. Si hubiese perdido en polvo, ahí sí diría: Algo falla. Y me preocuparía. Ahora, en Eslovaquia, perdí porque Beck y Hrbaty fueron mejores que yo. Beck era ganable, pero la superficie me complicó mucho. Estoy esperando mi oportunidad. Lo mío es similar a lo de Gastón (Gaudio). El, antes de Málaga, era copero... Después, no. Y lo mataron... ¿Sabés qué hubiese sido más fácil para mí? No jugar contra Hrbaty... Decir cualquier cosa...

—¿Cómo qué?

—Que estaba cansado, que no me sentía bien... Pero dije: Quiero estar, quiero jugar porque me encanta representar al país. Afronté el desafío. Y perdí. Si ganaba hubiese sido Dios... Somos así; opinamos de todo. Y opinar de tenis no es sencillo... Mirá, yo no busco ser héroe nacional, no me interesa... Esto es un equipo. Y entonces fui, puse la cara, luché hasta el final, entregué todo... Si no hubiera jugado, desde cagón en adelante me hubiesen dicho de todo...

—¿Te falta confianza en vos mismo?

—Quizás, puede ser... Pero fijate todo lo que les costó volver a los lesionados seriamente. Y yo me fui de los diez primeros del ranking apenas dos semanas. Volví y me mantengo ahí. Cambié mi físico, aumenté tres o cuatro kilos de masa muscular, no me lesioné más, estoy jugando más agresivo. Son todas cosas que hay que tener en cuenta a la hora del análisis.

—¿La unidad del equipo en la Davis es real o ficticia?

—Es muy difícil que seamos mejores amigos todos, pero damos todo por ganar la Copa. Tenelo por seguro. A todos nos gusta jugar en equipo, tirar para el mismo lado. Lo que hacemos nos sale de adentro. Y nadie actúa, nadie es falso.

—¿Por qué creés que Nalbandian, a su llegada, dijo que las cosas se podrían haber hecho mejor en Bratislava?

—Porque es verdad: hay algunas que se podrían haber hecho mejor. Por ejemplo: no podemos compartir el hotel con los periodistas y los simpatizantes porque no tenemos intimidad, no nos relajamos. Son errores para no repetir. Allá, después de la serie, nos juntamos en una habitación y cada uno dijo sus cosas. Fue una charla muy positiva; no hubo reproches ni roces. Y ya que hice una referencia a los hinchas argentinos, quiero agradecerles todo el aliento y el apoyo que nos dieron.

—¿Si hubieras ganado la final de Roland Garros contra Gaudio, hoy serías el número 2 o 3 del mundo?

—Sé que todo hubiese sido diferente... Pero, al mismo tiempo, por ahí perdés el hambre de gloria si ganás algo tan grande. No sé si hubiese vuelto con las mismas ganas luego de la operación. Ahí, en la operación, hice un click: ya no tengo la cabeza sólo metida en el tenis. Hoy disfruto de otras cosas: de Carla, de mi familia, de mis amigos, de conocer el mundo... Recién este año conocí el Central Park... Disfruto de la vida. No quiero terminar quemado cuando deje el tenis... No hay que ser tan obsesivo.

—Asombra que lo digas vos, que eras un obsesivo detrás del éxito...

—Sí, perdía y me volvía loco. Me hacía mal. Y así me fui alejando de muchas cosas. Antes le daba muchísima importancia a lo que se decía de mí, a las críticas. Vale la pena disfrutar como disfruto ahora.

—Después de aquel Roland Garros, ¿fuiste al psicólogo?

—Fui dos o tres veces. Pero no va conmigo. No me gusta. Hoy estoy con un equipo de trabajo muy bueno y me siento realmente bien. Sereno. Y la gente me trata bárbaro por la calle, con un afecto increíble.

—Precisamente, ¿no le debés nada a la gente?

—Quizás, más resultados positivos, más torneos ganados. Pero, en realidad, no le debo nada a nadie. A la gente, más les deben los políticos...

Lamentablemente, yo no soy un fenómeno como Federer o Nadal", dice Coria casi con honestidad brutal.

—De los tenistas argentinos de esta brillante generación, da la sensación de que sos el único que realmente tiene entre sus objetivos esenciales pelear por el número 1. ¿Compartís la apreciación?

—No sé a qué apuntan los otros chicos. Pero creo, sin duda, de que varios de ellos tienen posibilidades de conseguirlo. Yo sigo trabajando día a día, no sólo para tocar alguna vez el número 1 sino para mantenerlo el mayor tiempo posible. Por eso necesito ser un jugador más completo y peligroso en todas las superficies, ya sea polvo de ladrillo, césped o cemento. Si lo logro, tendré las chances más a mano.

—Ahora, ¿se puede pensar y aspirar al 1 con Federer y Nadal en el nivel que están?

—Mientras Federer esté así, como hace rato está, es muy difícil, casi imposible. Es la realidad. Para mí, Nadal todavía se encuentra lejos de Federer, especialmente porque le cuesta mucho jugar en césped. Lo que habrá que ver, tenísticamente hablando, es cómo le sigue funcionando la cabeza a Federer con los años.

—En varios tramos de la entrevista repetiste que apuntás a ser más completo. Y está visto que querés e intentás jugar con mayor agresividad. ¿Estás convencido de eso o lo hacés porque te lo aconseja tu entrenador?

—Quiero agregarle cosas a mi juego. No te podés quedar con lo que tenés desde siempre porque eso significa estancarse. Lo cierto es que cuando uno está nervioso, vuelve a lo suyo, a lo que mejor maneja, a lo que lo puede sacar del problema. Este año he perdido partidos por arriesgar más. Y asumo el compromiso convencido, porque estoy buscando cambios. Tengo 23 años y es el momento ideal de sumar elementos, para que a los 25 o 26 esté tranquilo con mi juego, estabilizado.

—Te saco de la cuestión individual. El sorteo de la Copa Davis 2006 parece, al menos en los papeles, muy favorable para Argentina. ¿Lo ves así?

—Sí, salió bien, aunque también es verdad que en cuartos podemos jugar con Croacia allá. Lo más importante será ir serie por serie. Suecia es difícil, pero baja mucho su rendimiento en polvo de ladrillo. Esta vez no nos podemos quejar del sorteo, que es algo que influye muchísimo. Fijate Eslovaquia: este año jugó todo como local.

Coria se acomoda en uno de los mullidos sillones del living. Y le sale River de adentro. "¿Viste los colores que tiene, no? Blanco y rojo"..."
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There is a new thread in General Messages on the doping rumours claiming:

The Argentine press is now reporting that Mariano Hood tested positive for banned substances due to taking medicine to treat baldness! I guess that isn't a joke, but after all the worrying it seems like one, although if true very serious regardless. Best of luck to Hood. I wouldn't wish the ATP and their anti-doping enforcement on any player.
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There is a new thread in General Messages on the doping rumours claiming:

The Argentine press is now reporting that Mariano Hood tested positive for banned substances due to taking medicine to treat baldness! I guess that isn't a joke, but after all the worrying it seems like one, although if true very serious regardless. Best of luck to Hood. I wouldn't wish the ATP and their anti-doping enforcement on any player.
Yeah, this player is being suspended for using an asthma medication...its like a witch hunt.

from sept 27 tennisweek:
An expired exemption has result in a suspension from tennis for Alex Bogomolov, Jr. Failure to file the proper paperwork on time to extend an exemption for asthma medication has cost Bogomolov, Jr. a 90-day suspension from tennis. The International Tennis Federation announced an independent Tribunal ruled Bogomolov, Jr. tested positive for the banned substance salbutamol during a drug test at the Australian Open on January 13th.
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I guess that isn't a joke
And I guess it is a joke (a pretty bad one, since the whole story is quite a torture for the fans of the Argies).

Edit: apparently it's not a joke, there are other articles about Hood in the Argentine press. I still can't believe it, it sounds so weird.

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(Also posted in cheering thread to make sure this is seen)

Still time to vote for Guille in the ATP Play of the Month Contest:

http://www.atptennis.com/en/mercede...sp?AssetID=1159

He's not winning, but strongly in second - 24% to Agassi's 45%
Murray at 12%, Ferrero 10%, Ginepri 9%

That was an amazing shot BTW - saving match point in China Open semis
with a heavily angled return of ToJo's drop shot. Video clip includes Carla's reaction too, ecstatic, very sweet.
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I see some people translated the articles from L'Équipe in GM, so here is the complete translation of the articles I posted in the other thread:

"It's getting serious"
Carlos D'Angelo, the doctor in charge of the preventive and anti-doping control program in Argentina, rings the alarm bell.
BUENOS AIRES – from our reporter
"ARE YOU SURPRISED by the doping cases among Argentine players?
- The fact that it is happening in tennis doesn't surprise me much. You have to put the problem in its context. A tennis player is a nomadic. Every week he takes the plane, he is jet lagged, he suffers from the climatic changes, and he sleeps in a different hotel room. Tennis is actually the sport in which there are the more travels. all those things make the life of a player complicated and create distress. The consumption of medicine helps to face this pressure. And maybe there isn't enogh aftercare in Argentina, at least for tennis players.
- What do you mean...
- In Argentina, tennis is the sport that is the less subjected to doping tests. Last year, there have been 20 tests of tennis players, and we reached that number only because we also made tests during the Davis Cup ties. In football, for instance, we tested more than 2,000 players. The Argentine tennis association must face up to its responsabilities. I almost had no contact with it. And the State can't force it to do more tests. Even the ATP and the ITF never asked us for anything. It's a pity, because we should help the players who are tested postive instead of marginalizing them.
Did you ever had any contacts with the players?
– When Juan Ignacio Chela has been tested positive, he often came to see us, because the ITF, during his ban, had asked us to control him regularly. I think he learnt a lot with us. Another player, whose name i won't mention, also came to see us one morning with a bag with products in it - dietary products and medicines - that a Spanish doctor had given to him. We told him he should better not take the products. We didn't know where they came from. Except those 2 cases, we had only a few contacts with the players. And yet there are issues, and they're getting serious. We really need to work with the young players to keep doping away from the tennis world. Because, at the end, it is always the player who will be punished. He is responsible for the products that might be found in his organism".


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The case of Puerta follows an already substantial list of caught Argentines. It’s an ongoing problem.
Buenos Aires, from our correspondent.

It’s a battle of demons and angels in the Argentine world of tennis.
On the one side, the dollars and titles are accumulating and the prestige on a sports level just keeps on growing; 4 players (Coria, Nalbandian, Puerta and Gaudio) hold rank number 8, 9, 10 and 11. That’s a nice selection that allows Argentina to have the highest number of players within the top 10. That’s historical.
On the other side, the accusations and the suspicions of doping are also increasing, discrediting the performances of the most eminent members of that group: six positive cases (Chela, Coria, Rodriguez, Puerta, Cañas and again Puerta) in less than 5 months. That’s also historical.
These cases, independent from each other and each with their own specifics, do not have to lead to the conclusion that Argentina is the new East-Germany. Here, the doping is not a state affair. Guys like Chela, Coria, Cañas and Puerta were not the victim of a system headed by a doctor Mabuse. If we look at each case more closely, they all have one thing in common: the negligence of a player who is not that well informed and educated in the matters of forbidden products. “We are Latin”, analyses Fernando Cao, physical caretaker of Cañas, “We have a different personality than Europeans or Americans. So, it happens that we are not as strict about things than others. This is not an excuse, on the contrary. We have to take responsibility and not leave things to chance. In the case of Cañas, We – his entourage – have clearly made a mistake”.
Furthermore, since the Olympic Games of Athens in 2004 and since the validation of the world’s antidoping regulations, there’s a clear judicial principle: “All the athletes found positive are responsible for the products found in their urine: as a consequence, all negligence is guilt and thus punishable.”

“The government has to help us”

Nevertheless, the Argentine players are – in certain regards - models of professionalism. They are well known for their reputation to travel with a good entourage of specialists. Coaches, physical caretakers, physiotherapists or psychologists with a good reputation about their expertise. Each players has – of course – his own medical team, but that team doesn’t follow the player to all the corners of the world. “Our doctors lack a perfect knowledge of the world of that yellow little ball. If I were a player, the first thing that I would do is to hire a specialist who I could call 24 hours a day”, commented Ricardo Rivera, former coach of Guillermo Vilas and today captain of the Fed Cup of Argentina. Are these people not prone to overmedicate? One thing is clear: in his education as a tennis player, an Argentine player is not necessarily well prepared to be aware of the medical restrictions of his sport.
Fernando Segal (ex-DTN (?) of Argentine tennis from 1996 – 2001), is responsible for the educational program as has been benefited by, by players like Coria, Nalbandian or Acasuso. He’s the first to acknowledge the problem. “When I came to the Federation, I started a training program that included a medical section to educate young players on their general health, food, the way to treat injuries and of course…doping. But we have work with the means available to us. Technically speaking, we are one of the best countries as far as training and education is concerned, but from a scientific viewpoint we could be seen as members of the underdeveloped world. We don’t have the financial means to take care of that problem. Today, it becomes urgent that we invest in scientific methods geared towards tennis. Only the Argentine Association of Tennis (AAT) can do something about it. What are they waiting for?

From the side of the AAT (suffering from a negative image of a country hit by an economic crisis without precedence since December 2001) they come to the same conclusion but they have one major obstacle that prevents them from acting: money. Vice-president of the ATT, Arturo Grimaldi, explains: “Our budget is ridiculous. They have foreseen 300.000 dollars for educational purposes and 40.000 of which is for medical matters. Doping is a serious problem in our sport. It’s a big preoccupation but the government has to help us now. Because a real campaign against doping costs a lot of money and we simply don’t have enough of it.”
That’s a problem most of these Argentine players don’t have, since most of them are multi-millionaires. On the coasts of the Rio de la Plata, they can not quite understand why some of them simply don’t invest a part of their earnings in that department. David Nalbandian, for example, spends a fortune to analyze the products (vitamins, food, medicine,…) he takes. By doing so, “El Gringo” reduces the risk of a positive test.

Paranoia increases

The small word of Argentine tennis is convinced that its players are not to blame contrary to certain members of their immediate entourage (with or without them knowingly doing so)
In the case of Juan Ignacio Chela, his doctor gave him a product that had doping substances in it. Found positive of diurétique (?) Guillermo Cañas travels with a doctor who has made a lot of ink flow (a doctor/pharmacist who gives products of which he does not know the contents sufficiently).

In any case, of this list of suspicious members of the entourage, Mariano Puerta was in Roland Garros accompanied by Dario Lecman, a former weightlifter and physical caretaker well known in Argentina, who had the leading role in a strange history in the Games of Athens, where he took part as an athlete. 24 hours before the competition, he received a notice of an antidoping control. Lecman immediately returned home to Buenes Aires. To avoid the control? More than one Argentine thinks so. “Because the world of medicine in sports is not that elaborate and wide.
And therefore – and this is very sad – doctors or physical caretakers often had good results before and "players want to surround themselves with the best, regardless of the reputation!”, confides a man close to the world of tennis who wishes to stay anonymous. These ‘oversights’ risk to discredit the sport more and more each day and it threatens to overshadow the results of the Argentine players.
As Guillermo Coria says: “Today, we, the Argentines, are the most suspect. People do not consider all the work we put in. We have to prove even more that we are great players.” This may border on paranoia because Coria takes nothing more than food supplements. During the Davis Cup matches, certain people were astonished to see that he even refused to drink coffee or drink from a bottle he did not open himself. It’s his way to chase away the demons that have not finished haunting the Argentine tennis world.
Alexandre Juillard

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