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Guga confirms presence in the match of Buenos Aires
25/01/2003 to 04h19
Buenos Aires (Argentina) - In way to the treinos for the confrontation against Sweden, for the first round it World-wide Group of the Pantry Davis, Gustavo Kuerten defined the last gap that remained in its calendar for the beginning of the year. Currently in 29º place in ranking, the Brazilian goes to play the ATP of Buenos Aires, between 15 and 23 of February.

Champion of the event in 2001, Guga delayed to define where he would play in the posterior week to Davis, whom had to the financial problems that had threatened the accomplishment of the Argentine match. In case that the competition were not confirmed, it it would have as option to participate of the ATP of Memphis or the match of Roterdã.

"He goes to be good soon for playing a match in the gross sand in the start of the year, I to have a parameter of as I go to be for the season in the floor, that starts in the way of April", the Brazilian, who already conquered a heading this year, in Auckland says.

"Pantry AT & T already is catching tradition and with certainty it goes to be a good test, because all the Argentine ones go to play and go to have much good people in square. It is a hard match, but I will play with hopes to give a good one pulled out in this another phase of matches ", anticipates.

Guga embarks in the friday for Sweden. Later, it comes back to Brazil and, in the following week, it travels for Argentina. Beyond Pantry AT & T, the catarinense still has programmed for the first semester the matches of Indian Wells, Miami, Carlo Mount, Barcelona, Rome, Hamburg, Roland Garros and Wimbledon.

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I'M so happy!!!! I hope he does well there, and I'm confident he can win it! GO GUGAAA!!!
 

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Hey Mister B! Did you translate this article on-line?! It must have been in o portugues, eh?! Anyway, this is good to know. Thanks
 

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After defeat, Guga starts preparation for Buenos Aires
10/02/2003 to 16h21
Helsinborg (Sweden) - Still chateado with the defeat for the Swedish Jonas Bjorkman in the Pantry Davis, Gustavo Kuerten already starts if to prepare for the match of Buenos Aires, in Argentina. Currently in 29º place in ranking of entrances, the Brazilian still arrives today at the country and, to break of this terça, it must give beginning again to the routine of training.

"I must make physical exercises tomorrow and to start to prepare me for Buenos Aires", affirmed the catarinense. Exactly disappointed for having lost the chance to place Brazil in fourth, the catarinense makes a positive analysis of the moment for which passes inside of squares.

"it was not our day yesterday. I find that was not to be ours the victory. The important one is that I am playing well and I have that to think about the other competitions that are come there and already they start in the week that comes ", commented number one of the Brazilian team.

Tricampeão de Roland Garros, Guga already disputed the match of Buenos Aires in two chances. In 2001, he was champion, with victory on the Argentine Jose Acasuso in the decision. In 2002, however, it lost soon in the estréia for the local player Agustin Calleri, in its last game before the surgery in the right side of the hip.

After playing in Argentina, Kuerten disputes the two first Masters Series of the year on squares lasts, in Indian Wells and Miami. In these events, the Brazilian has good possibilities to come back to go up in ranking, a time that did not participate of them in season 2002.

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GO GUGAAAAA!!!!!!!! believe in youself, you can win it!!!
BTW, the field of this tournament is really strong.. I really hope Guga has great results this week!!
 

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Guga arrives the Florianópolis and already it starts to train
11/02/2003 to 17h44
Florianópolis (SC) - the defeat for the Swedish Jonas Bjorkman in the Pantry Davis does not seem to have taken off the motivation of Gustavo Kuerten. Although annoying for having lost the possibility to take Brazil to fourth of the World-wide Group, number one of the country does not want to lose time and, thus that the Florianópolis arrived, it was to make physical exercises.

So great effort has reason: as it added few points at this time of the year in 2002, Guga intends to use to advantage the next matches to come back to the group of the best players of the world. Currently in 29º place in ranking of entrances, it already starts in this fourth to train in the gross sand, floor where it goes to play in the next week, in Buenos Aires.

"I played the Pantry well Davis and I know that my game still can grow. Already I started to make physics today and I go to train one days here in house before travelling for Buenos Aires. This first match in the gross sand goes to serve of parameter to see as I am, therefore is one of strongest. It goes to have much good people playing ", foresees the catarinense.

Kuerten already disputed the match of Buenos Aires in two chances. In 2001, he was champion, with victory on the Argentine Jose Acasuso in the decision. In 2002, however, it lost soon in the estréia for the local player Agustin Calleri, in its last game before the surgery in the right side of the hip.

Larri Steps, technician of the tricampeão of Roland Garros, concentrated the physical work of Guga in the exercises with weight, aeróbicos and in the swimming pool. "the Guga is very well. It finished losing the game against the Bjorkman for detail, but he was there for well chemical preparation. Now we have that to work strong and to recoup the energies ", it advances.

In accordance with its assessorship, Kuerten travels in this Saturday for Argentina. After disputing the match of Buenos Aires, it plays the two first Masters Series of the year on squares lasts, in Indian Wells and Miami. The Brazilian already invoiced a heading in this year, Auckland, the New Zelândia.
 

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what do you think?? Guga meets Rios in first round! Guga can beat him!! GO GUGAAAA!!!
 

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Billabong said:
lol where are you Dissident and Lee??? Guga plays tomorrow!!
Diss and I are still around. Diss's computer his a little accident so he hardly spent anytime here these days.

I do cheer for Guga in the tournament thread but a bit lazy posting here.

You live in Quebec City, Billabong? I visited the city once about 7 years ago but mainly stayed at the tourist site, the old city (?).
 

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lol yah I live in Quebec City! in a residential quarter of the city, at about 20 minutes of the old part.. where do you live??

I hope so much Guga does great in this tournament, and I really hope he beats Rios tomorrow!!! I was really scared at first because Rios was playing really well last week, but a bit relieved to see him lose in the finals, so he's not invincible lol.. Guga seems to play great, so I'm confident Guga can beat Rios!!! I'll be there for the live scoring tomorrow, always on the tenisbrasil website!!
 

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I used to live in Calgary but moved to US last summer. It's so beautiful in Quebec. We drove from Montreal to Quebec City for a day trip.

So you are fluent with French and English?
 

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yah.. my language is of course french, but I learned english at school and I took english immersion lessons, which is the highest level of english here, so I'm pretty fluent now:)
 

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oh no, if you want to go to a complete anglophone school you have to have an anglo parent, but in all the french schools you learn english..
 

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Hello people!
Im finally back!!!
And Im getting Gugas match on tv this night! Ill let you know what happens.

GO GUGA!!
 

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oh no, if you want to go to a complete anglophone school you have to have an anglo parent, but in all the french schools you learn english..
Thanks for clearing that up.
 

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Guga will be facing Ivan Miranda instead of Marcelo Rios. Rios withdraw due to leg injury. Good Luck Guga! :bounce:

Too bad I can't be around when the match start :(
 

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hi dissident!!
I'll be with you tonight for the live scores!! they play pretty soon I think...

GO GUGAAA!!!!
 
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