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prostaff1
02-22-2007, 03:14 PM
Has only won 2 sets this year. Any insiders have any info please?

jmsx521
02-22-2007, 03:18 PM
Not a single match? How many matches has he played?

The Grand Slam
02-22-2007, 03:28 PM
Costa Do Sauipe, Brasil
International Series, 12-Feb-07, O, Clay , Draw: 32
R32 Starace, Potito (ITA) 85 4-6 3-6 Stats
This Event Points: 0, ATP Ranking: 37, Prize Money: US $4,150



Vina del Mar, Chile
International Series, 29-Jan-07, O, Clay , Draw: 24
RR Berlocq, Carlos (ARG) 127 2-6 2-6 Stats
This Event Points: 0, ATP Ranking: 39, Prize Money: US $3,840



Australian Open, Australia
Grand Slam, 15-Jan-07, O, Hard , Draw: 128
R128 Muller, Gilles (LUX) 116 0-6 6-4 2-6 3-6 Stats
This Event Points: 5, ATP Ranking: 34, Prize Money: US $15,070



Auckland, New Zealand
International Series, 8-Jan-07, O, Hard , Draw: 32
R32 Ferrer, David (ESP) 16 7-5 3-6 2-6 Stats
This Event Points: 0, ATP Ranking: 34, Prize Money: US $3,800

malakas
02-22-2007, 11:35 PM
He is losing now to Challengers players on clay..:( and he's not plagued by any injuries..it's just his head.He should work with sports shrinks coz it's all in his head.And in the end if he doesn't enjoy tennis any more he should retire alltogether.He has enough money for a lifetime.

malakas
02-22-2007, 11:43 PM
here an interesting article:http://www.eurosport.com/tennis/atp-buenos-aires/2007/sport_sto1094469.shtml

Argentine Gaston Gaudio's career is in the balance after he quit the Buenos Aires Open following a humiliating defeat. The former world-ranked number five was jeered off court as he lost his first round-robin match 6-1 6-1 to Ruben Ramirez Hidalgo and withdrew from the tournament.
He then said he felt like leaving the sport altogether.
"It makes me want to quit tennis," he said. "Things don't work without confidence, I'm getting worse and worse and the situation is complicated.
"The jeers don't surprise me, they came from the same people who applauded me in 2005," said the sixth seed, who won the tournament two years ago.
"I was a genius then and now I'm an idiot.
It was later confirmed that Gaudio was pulling out of Thursday's match against Alessio Di Mauro.

ATXtennisaddict
02-23-2007, 06:29 AM
The next Coria?

diegaa
02-23-2007, 07:31 AM
here an interesting article:http://www.eurosport.com/tennis/atp-buenos-aires/2007/sport_sto1094469.shtml

add to that statements an almost crying gaston. and the end of the interview:
"im sorry for not being as great as all of you" (in a heavy sarcastic tone to the journalists).
"ok, it´s over, let´s go to watch the match" (cañas-nalbo was about to start).
He is the most honest guy out there. It´s always good to listen to a player with no "automatic" answers.

jelle v
02-23-2007, 07:37 AM
What does "jeered" mean?

ATXtennisaddict
02-23-2007, 07:46 AM
here an interesting article:http://www.eurosport.com/tennis/atp-buenos-aires/2007/sport_sto1094469.shtml

That would be very sad. I hope he finds his confidence soon.

ja_
02-23-2007, 08:23 AM
What does "jeered" mean?
He was booed.
Gaudio has mentioned retiring before, so what's stopping him?
He has been to a psychologist already and he said it "doesn't work."
Maybe he will keep playing. I wouldn't be a great memory to end his career on such a demeaning note.

javier sergio
02-23-2007, 08:24 AM
this face resumes it all....

http://img511.imageshack.us/img511/4728/gaudioay5.th.jpg (http://img511.imageshack.us/my.php?image=gaudioay5.jpg)

this guy is suffering being out there

Nastase
02-24-2007, 04:34 AM
he's always been mentally fragile....I saw an interview with him when he was doing so well at the French a few yrs ago and I was amazed at his self-doubt. I hope he gets his mojo back.

jelle v
02-24-2007, 06:09 AM
He was booed.
Gaudio has mentioned retiring before, so what's stopping him?
He has been to a psychologist already and he said it "doesn't work."
Maybe he will keep playing. I wouldn't be a great memory to end his career on such a demeaning note.

No way.. he was booed :( He doesn't deserve that..

Hopefully he can get his confidence back during this year's gravel season. I like his game very much. Such a nice one-handed backhand.

jmsx521
02-24-2007, 06:23 AM
"The jeers don't surprise me, they came from the same people who applauded me in 2005,"

I also am not surprised about sportsí fans (in general). Thatís what happens when you get a bunch of people on one placeÖ acting like a pack of stupid animals going with the flow. Sports and entertainment fans will love you one day, but mock you another day if you canít entertain them well enough anymore; you can't count on their support 100 percent of the time.

Musashi
02-24-2007, 11:01 AM
"The jeers don't surprise me, they came from the same people who applauded me in 2005,"

I also am not surprised about sportsí fans (in general). Thatís what happens when you get a bunch of people on one placeÖ acting like a pack of stupid animals going with the flow. Sports and entertainment fans will love you one day, but mock you another day if you canít entertain them well enough anymore; you can't count on their support 100 percent of the time.

And, they were Argentinians what do you expect.. Pathetic to jeer your own man.

Frodo Baggins
02-24-2007, 11:19 AM
Hope Gaudio Doesn't Quit Just yet>(Retire)..Cause I've got BIG Plans For him!!! oh yess Do I ever;) :D ..

tuk
02-24-2007, 11:27 AM
He was jeered because of his attitude out there, not because he lost, if you lose fighting then you at least tried...........if you don't wanna play, then don't, but don't expect the fans to support you when you are down and don't seem to be doing anything to get back on top, it was like he didn't care at all.....
the jeering was a little harsh but he just got from the people what he gave them...bad attitude....
Sure he doesn't owe anything to the fans, but if they go to a tennis match the least they expect it's a little effort from the players.....
you are not motivated enough, then just retire, you are not doing anyone any favors by staying, and that was stated with the jeering....IMO

LarougeNY
02-24-2007, 11:53 AM
I saw him at the USO, he played quite well for a man down on his confidence. The last two sets he destroyed Sam querry. Hes a great player, I really hope he finds a way to get back to where he used to be (not necessarily FO champion, but somewhere in the top 10-15).

prostaff1
02-24-2007, 03:47 PM
Malakas- thanks for the article and thanks to all of those who responded. It is interesting that he and Coria seem to be headed on a similar path since the FO final. I will ask him myself what's up in Indian Wells...stay tuned.

vive le beau jeu !
02-24-2007, 04:06 PM
I saw him at the USO, he played quite well for a man down on his confidence. The last two sets he destroyed Sam querry. Hes a great player, I really hope he finds a way to get back to where he used to be (not necessarily FO champion, but somewhere in the top 10-15).
it's unfortunately the last match he won... :(
i wish him for find some confidence back.

Andres
02-24-2007, 04:14 PM
Malakas- thanks for the article and thanks to all of those who responded. It is interesting that he and Coria seem to be headed on a similar path since the FO final. I will ask him myself what's up in Indian Wells...stay tuned.
Not sure... Gaudio won 5 titles in 2005, weith a 42-8 clay record (2nd best to Nadal) ... 2006 was the bad year for Gaudio.

diegaa
02-24-2007, 04:17 PM
And, they were Argentinians what do you expect.. Pathetic to jeer your own man.


meaning what?

oscar_2424
02-24-2007, 04:28 PM
Gaston will bounce back, you'll see.

Heavy Metal Tennis Star
02-24-2007, 04:30 PM
gaston gaudio needs to get his mentality back on track, he is a very good player, his mentality is the only thing weighing him down.

jktennis59
02-24-2007, 05:22 PM
Gaudio is, by far, the most talented argentinian player, but his matches are a real drama. I saw Gaudio playing against Vliegen in Miami and at 1-1, third game of the match he failed a stroke and started to yell, cry...(I don't know enough words in english to describe it but I'm sure that you know what I mean).
He's mentally very fragile, but is a real pleasure watching him playing.

prostaff1
02-24-2007, 05:36 PM
I am Gaudio fan which is why I was wondering what is wrong. I was really hoping to see him in the small clay court events before the masters, but it's hard to find him on tv as he has always been losing early (and badly).
One of my favorites to watch as he has alot of emotion and a great one-hander.

G4t0
02-24-2007, 07:21 PM
It's just a matter of confidence, if he doesn't "feel" the ball like he want, he can't play and everything annoy him. I hope that he can win a hard match in order to recover the confidence. I am a great fan of Gato :D.

Oluap
02-25-2007, 05:42 AM
I hope Gaudio gets back his confidence. I saw him win at Estoril against Tommy Robredo in 2005. Extraordinary player, beautiful one handed backhand.

jktennis59
02-25-2007, 08:36 AM
I hope Gaudio gets back his confidence. I saw him win at Estoril against Tommy Robredo in 2005. Extraordinary player, beautiful one handed backhand.

Confidence is a great factor in tennis. Can't say if it is 50% or 80%, but anyone who have played tennis knows how does it feels when hitting without confidence.

The difference is that the greatest players know how to win even in their worst days.

Golden Retriever
02-26-2007, 12:47 AM
Gaudio is never the same after he got bagelled twice by Federer in SH.

djones
02-26-2007, 04:13 AM
He needs Gilbert!

LarougeNY
02-27-2007, 08:05 PM
GAUDIO WON!! he won over Louis Horna after Horna retired when it was 1-1. His first win since the USO.

malakas
02-27-2007, 08:07 PM
Thank you Lucho!!!:D Now boost that confidence Gato!:mrgreen: lol

oscar_2424
02-27-2007, 08:17 PM
Thank you Lucho!!!:D Now boost that confidence Gato!:mrgreen: lol
:mad: :mad: Saniiiiiiiiiii

prostaff1
02-28-2007, 07:54 AM
As is often said, a win is a win (especially at that level I'd imagine). Let's hope that the actual positive feeling of being in the next round and not on a plane can spark a revival in "el gato" !!

The Grand Slam
02-28-2007, 08:00 AM
Actually, he said himself that he feels no better than he did before about the win. He said it still doesn't tell him where he stands, and he said he's playing the worst tennis of his life.

prostaff1
03-01-2007, 11:26 AM
Mosquito versus Cat in Acapulco

aramis
03-01-2007, 11:44 AM
Gaudio vs. Ferrero
Knowing these two, it should be a very nervewraking match to follow on the scoreboard.