Anyone remembers Guillermo Coria?

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  1. holy_angel

    holy_angel New User

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    I used to like him a lot...is he still on the tour? i remembered he was thrashing Gaston Gaudio in a Roland Garros final until he got injured and Gaudio became champion (one of the most useless Grand Slam winner)

    so wat has happened to Coria?a short guy using Prince rackets and sponsored by Adidas in case u guys are wondering....
     
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  2. Zets147

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    I believe last thing I heard about him was that he is injured. (shoulder or hip?)
     
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  3. Andres

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    A tear in the abs. He'll be back a week after Houston.
     
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  4. Baghdatis72

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    I remember Coria of course and I also remember his double faults before he left the tour the last time. He will be coming back soon and with a new racket if I remember well.
     
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  5. drakulie

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    He didn't get injured>>>> he choked!
     
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  6. LarougeNY

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    I liked coria. I don't know why everybody's making a fuss about canas, once the real guillermo comes around he's gonna tear up the tour. Hes definitely able to hold his own (on clay at least) against the world's best. I miss watching him play, almost got an autograph from him a few years ago but he just high fived me instead ( I was a little kid then...)
     
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  7. Hewitt Aussie

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    i dont really like coria, he and heitt dont like eachother, so i dont like coria. Lol.
     
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  8. CyBorg

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    He'll be in Monte Carlo.
     
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  9. ja_

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    No he won't. He planned to play a challenger in Marrakech during the week of Monte Carlo, but now (since the injury interferred with his training) he plans to return at Ostrava, which is April 30.

    I had that problem a while ago, only vice versa. But I've gotten over it (grew up) and now root for Hewitt. Whatever is between him and Coria, is not between me and Hewitt. Although when he's being an @ss (i.e. OZ open final '05) I will root against him.
     
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  10. holy_angel

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    wou....why is there pro coria and anti-coria fans here?

    anyway i just asked a question...is he still on the tour list?thats all...

    he choked?on wat?his own tongue?i thought he got injured in the FO final against Gaudio which was how Gaudio won?wat a lucky idiot...like mauresmo against Justine....except mauresmo was even luckier....
     
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  11. luke_1983uk

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    holy angel,

    the tour definently misses him, he was due back a few weeks ago, but he posponed it through injury,

    here is some recent footage of him taken a few weeks ago,

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HDV1Y0HnKSE

    he should be back anytime now, he was due back a month ago but he had an abdominal tear, he should be all good to go now though! and judging by the video it looks like the good old coria might be back to his best, it will take awhile but a few tournaments in a row should do him the world of good. heres hoping for a good roland garros.


    hope this helps!

    Vamos El Mago!
     
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  13. holy_angel

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    thanks to all who has posted...cant wait to see coria burn the clay courts this season....
     
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  14. LarougeNY

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    chances are that he, like canas had, will have to play challengers until he can get his rankings up to play in qualies and get wildcards to bigger tournies, hopefully he plays in the maindraw of the french without the need to qualify, but chances of that are slim.
     
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    The French Open will give him a wild card, it'd be a disgrace not to offer one to a finalist and former top 5 player.
     
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  16. diegaa

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    I was thinking the same thing. There is no chance the FO wont give him a WC. Im not so sure if he is gonna take it though, maybe he doesnt wanna his arse spanked untill he´s fully into competition.
     
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  17. MoBurke

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    Cramping is not an injury. Cramping is the result of lack of fluids and/or poor training habits. Coria breezed through the french open that year, only dropping 1 set(to tim henman in the semi's), there was no excuse for his cramping. If i remember correctly he won the first two sets like 1 and 1. Thats what I call a choke.
     
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  18. Aykhan Mammadov

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    Of course, I remember him VERY WELL. He is GREAT talent. His drop shot is the best I ever saw in the tour. He is EL MAGO.
     
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  19. latinking

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    I hope he can make it back
     
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  20. drakulie

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    Maybe he should make a comeback on the womans tour. They need some depth, and he is enough of a cry baby to fit right in. Additionally, like the women>>> he has no serve.
     
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  21. Tchocky

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    Who? Forget Coria...it's all about Canas right now. He is hottest Argentine right now.
     
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  22. Aykhan Mammadov

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    How can u forget say Sampras or Agassi in US because Roddick is in acton today, because he is hottest today ?

    U are wrong. Coria is great talent. Unfortunately nature doesn't gift him such a healthy legs as to Canas, and overall such a great health as to some players, but his feeling of the ball is phenomenal. How can u forget his drop shots ? It is art.

    I wish him to come back to the tour ASAP.
     
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  23. trimick7

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    I think Coria's wife is the hottest Argentine right now!
     
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    In Argentina, she would qualify as regular ;)
     
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  25. LarougeNY

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    Any news about Coria's return?
     
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    Darn I almost had him forgotten and then this thread comes up...
     
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    What's the deal with Argies and abdominal tears!?
     
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  29. kingdaddy41788

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    Word on the street was that his wife cheated on him and when he found out his ranking plummeted. I don't think he'll be making it back to the top 50 anytime soon... if ever.
     
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    Word on the streets of Austin? lol
     
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  32. austro

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    Strange, this sudden outburst of sympathy... He used to be the most hated player on tour, both amongst players and spectators. And his court behavior certainly justified that... I guess you just have to stay away a bit and people forget.
     
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    :-( I second that.


    And what do we know who players hate or don't?
    It's not an outburst of sympathy...if you stick to who you like and who you don't. Obviously people who replied here have been his fans before too.
     
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  34. vllockhart

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    I remember him knocking Agassi out of the FO with nonstop backhand winners down the line.
     
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    Coria is signed to a challenger in May with protected ranking...interesting to see if his serve is any better in case he returns. Not sure if anyone is missing him, maybe soon we will see his little brother on tour.
     
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  36. kingdaddy41788

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    That's what I heard last time I was working at the shop I work at in Houston. I don't think my boss would have just made it up... But who knows if it's true.
     
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  37. Micce

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    He played 26 matches last year and I counted that his average number of double faults per match in his first 25 matches was 16 :mrgreen: ...that must be some kind of record. I haven’t match statistics of his last match that he played in Challenger tournament in Poland.
     
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  38. Morrissey

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    Yeah right? Amazing how people forget. He was such a pompous little pr··k on the court and with that smart little smirk on his face and his constant whining during matches. I just wanted to get off my seat and punch the little kid. Sorry, I´m not normally a violent person but watching him play made me wanna smack him once or twice. If his wife cheated on him no surprise there. He´s way out of her league. Now that he sucks and his ranking is in the ozone layer she has no use for him. Whew! I feel better now. :) Uh, I never liked him. Can you tell?
     
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  39. ja_

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    It's not. And guess how Coria heard about the rumor himself? His wife told him.

    He also says he's not retiring. After the Clarin article came out, he said he won't be talking to the media about when he will return.
    I've never heard so many rumors about a guy who hardly plays these days.

    I don't think people are all of a sudden being sympathetic towards him. Only a loud minority think lowly of him. It's a shame that minority caused him to change his behaviour on court. He tried to become a robot and was rebuked for it. People dubbed him "dull" and the likes of one who wasn't awake on the court. Coria has always been in a "damned if you do" type of situation with the media and spectators; Hopefully he'll stop trying to please everyone. Nadal doesn't stop pumping his fists, Roddick doesn't bite his tongue, Murray depends on his ability to berate his coach; Coria should take a hint.
     
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  40. ja_

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    So don't get upset when people come out on Nadal. Deal?
     
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  41. kingdaddy41788

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    It isn't true? Or it is? You'll have to clarify.
     
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  42. Morrissey

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    I understand completely. But they do and I will get fired up. Everyone's a critic. But I don't offer up excuses though. :)
     
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  43. ja_

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    Everyone is a critic, yes. And?

    Btw, and this is for you as well as kingdaddy and anyone else that wants to believe Carla cheated on Coria...as much as the rumor angered Coria, I believe it's easily overlooked how much Carla and her family were hurt by it. Carla heard about the rumor by her mother, and Coria heard about it by Carla. Now as much effort one can put into disliking Coria for whatever reason, it's malacious to extend that hate beyond him to his wife and her family. Be "critical," fine. But be ethical.
    Futhermore, Morrissey, Carla is very intelligent and doesn't "need" Coria by any means. For you to insinuate that she is a shallow minded gold-digger who should/would be quick to jump and cheat on her husband because he's a bad tennis player is...wow, I don't know what to say to that. But hey, as long as it makes you feel better.
    In all sincerity, I do hope your understanding extends further.
     
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  44. SoBad

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    Oh yeah, Coria - poor guy double-faulted his way out of ATP a year ago, if I remember correctly. I remember watching that clay court match last year against Keifer (in Monte Carlo?) where Coria had like 30 double-faults and still won the match. Then afterwards, when he was questioned about his serving in post-match interview, he said something like "yeah, but I still served better than Kiefer, since his serve got broken more times than mine". That was a peculiar angle...
     
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  45. esm

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    lat time i saw him he was on the face of my new racqets......

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  46. Morrissey

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    I dunno why you´re taking it so personally. She´s not YOUR wife. By the way, for the record it wasn´t me who said she cheated on him. The guy from Austin said it, not me.
     
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  47. ja_

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    *pat on the back* Carry on.
     
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    And that shows he has one of the most solid return and groundstroke games on the tour. Winning matches with 20+ double faults and getting broken almost every time :p
     
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  49. LarougeNY

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    So when's the date for his arrival? Is he coming back in the next couple of weeks, or after the clay season's over?
     
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  50. SoBad

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    Exactly, which makes it particularly interesting that instead of pointing out the superiority of his return game and game off the ground, he chose to explain his win over Kiefer by his own (Coria's) superior serving in that match.
     
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