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Coria Claims Title Hat - Trick with Polish Victory
By REUTERS


Filed at 12:41 p.m. ET

SOPOT, Poland (Reuters) - Argentine Guillermo Coria beat Spain's David Ferrer 7-5, 6-1, in the final of the Polish Open Sunday to win his third tournament in successive weeks.

Appearing fresh despite the late finish to his semi-final on Saturday evening, Coria was rarely troubled by his 21-year-old opponent as he won his 15th match in a row to claim a hat-trick of claycourt titles

``I wanted to win the match as fast as possible, but he started to fight back at the end of the first set and take the initiative,'' the Argentine, also 21, told reporters.

Coria also beat Ferrer on his way to winning the Mercedes Cup in Stuttgart last month, which he followed with a victory at Kitzbuehel last week before arriving for the 500,000-euro ($558,700) tournament at the Polish seaside resort.

Thomas Muster of Austria was the last player to win three consecutive tournaments in as many weeks in 1996.

Sunday Coria strolled to a 5-1 lead in the first set but, as Ferrer clawed his way back to 5-5, it looked like the late finish to Saturday's semi-final against Luis Horna might take its toll.

But Ferrer threw away the next two games with loose baseline play and after that struggled to get back into the game.

``I had it all under control and knew in the first set I would win in the end,'' Coria said.

Coria's baseline dominance was complemented by an exquisite array of dropshots, confirming his status as one of the best claycourt players around at the moment.

It was a fourth tournament victory of the year for the lightly-built Argentine, whose first title of 2003 came at the Hamburg Masters in May.

Coria's run had already taken him to third in the ATP Champions Race, although he is seventh in the entry rankings.

This victory will help him make up some ground on French Open champion Juan Carlos Ferrero -- number one in the Champions Race -- as the Spaniard was knocked out at the quarter-final stage at Sopot.

Coria was unsure whether he would take his unbeaten run to the hardcourts of Canada for next week's Montreal Masters.

``I will see how I feel tomorrow and make a decision if I play in Montreal next week,'' he told reporters.
 

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Rest for Toronto then come back in Cin
 

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He did attempt to play. Lopez was leading Coria 6-3 in the first round when Guille pulled out. Well, it was because of his own scheduling stupidity (playing Sopot).
 

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Experimentee said:
At least now he can say he won 3 titles in 3 weeks, although he had to retire from two TMS tournies :rolleyes:
Did he withdraw from Cincy :confused: ?
 

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that's pretty stupid scheduling for a top player. sorry.
Yes, I'm sure that it occured to him that he was going to win 423432 straight matches, on his way to three titles in three weeks. Moya and Ferrero also had retarded schedules but didnt' play well enough to win. God forbid that Coria actually give it his all.

At least he came to Montreal and tried. Those of us who actually like him, appreciated the effort. He's best to rest this week and give Cincy a go. At last check he was still playing Cincinatti.
 

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Yes, I'm sure that it occured to him that he was going to win 423432 straight matches, on his way to three titles in three weeks. Moya and Ferrero also had retarded schedules but didnt' play well enough to win. God forbid that Coria actually give it his all.

At least he came to Montreal and tried. Those of us who actually like him, appreciated the effort. He's best to rest this week and give Cincy a go. At last check he was still playing Cincinatti.
he knew he was in good form. he wanted it. there was certainly a chance of playing 15 matches, and he knew that as well.

i watched a few of those matches and he was amazing. i guess i just don't want him to concentrate on clay too much. he can win on other surfaces, too! but if it's true what rosie says, that he had promised to go to poland a while ago, i understand.
 

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Moya and Ferrero also had retarded schedules but didnt' play well enough to win. God forbid that Coria actually give it his all.
Rebecca :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

or maybe Queen Rebecca :wazzup: :haha: :haha:

I was in Sopot and I must say Moya and Ferrero were playing 100%.

Ferrero didn't have a chance with Horna. Horna was hitting winners all the time from forehand and beckhand. When he play with Coria it was 8 p.m. , it was raining all day, court was really slow and he just coudn't play like with Ferrero.
 

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Rebecca said:
Yes, I'm sure that it occured to him that he was going to win 423432 straight matches, on his way to three titles in three weeks. Moya and Ferrero also had retarded schedules but didnt' play well enough to win. God forbid that Coria actually give it his all.

At least he came to Montreal and tried. Those of us who actually like him, appreciated the effort. He's best to rest this week and give Cincy a go. At last check he was still playing Cincinatti.
totally agree
 

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Wojtek said:
Rebecca :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

or maybe Queen Rebecca :wazzup: :haha: :haha:

I was in Sopot and I must say Moya and Ferrero were playing 100%.

Ferrero didn't have a chance with Horna. Horna was hitting winners all the time from forehand and beckhand. When he play with Coria it was 8 p.m. , it was raining all day, court was really slow and he just coudn't play like with Ferrero.
Uh huh. If mocking out my nickname is the best that you can come up with, you're not worth my time, lol
 

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Uh huh. If mocking out my nickname is the best that you can come up with, you're not worth my time, lol
For me you are ******** ( you know what :p).
 

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Rebecca said:
And to me it's obvious that you are 14. What's your point?
Last time i was 10. :woohoo: Now i'm 14.
 
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