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  1. fjgarciap

    fjgarciap Rookie

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    Do you think Coria simulated his injury in the fourth set?
     
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  2. Ronaldo

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    Rope-a-Dope, the greatest trick Coria ever pulled was to make Gaudio believe he was crippled
     
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  3. TwistServe

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    No.. Why would he tank the 4th set at 1-0... maybe if it was 4-0, he tank it and fake injury.. but at 1-0, thats stupid hehe
     
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  4. guernica1

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    He just took the new experimental drug that has shown early promising results in curing cancer, HIV, multiple sclerosis, and spinal cord injuries, not to mention common cramps.

    This is when its nice to have Roddick's serve, if you were Gaudio.
     
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  5. chrisab508

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    Why in God's name would Coria simulate an injury that could potentialy lose him the championship match of Roland Garros? What would that possible gain him?
     
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  6. Ronaldo

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    A breather if he were tired
     
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  7. Ronaldo

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    OMG, whatabum
     
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  8. TwistServe

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    Ghez this is a good match
     
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  9. Ronaldo

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  10. Hewittfan22

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    i personallythink that he was simulating the injury to make more dramatic match and also to make a better final since they are both argentians
     
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  11. Ronaldo

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    El Mago is running out of tricks
     
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  12. gmlasam

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    GAUDIO WON!!!!!! He certainly deserved it!!!!
     
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  13. Matt H.

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    Guys, come on....look at the whole picture.


    He's up 2 sets to 1. His leg goes south. Retireing is gonna be the last possible option. So, he tanks the 4th set in order to buy time and get treatment at every change over, hoping it gets better.

    You give it all you got in the 5th. If you notice, his nerve never went back to normal though.
     
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  14. Ronaldo

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    Seemed to have nerves of steel to pull that one but the magic elixir ran dry
     
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  15. TwistServe

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    Haha why would he risk 200k and a grand slam title for some drama hahah
     
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  16. guernica1

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    I will concede now that Coria was definitely not faking late in the 5th, however, knowing how he pulled it out a year ago in similar circumstances had to have come into both guys' minds.

    Well done to Gato for exorcising his mental demons by holding serve late in the 5th.
     
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  17. Ronaldo

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    In the words of a great poet Lleyton, he shoulda saved the drama for his mama.
     
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  18. Hewittfan22

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    ur dumb dude
     
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  19. iamamultitasker

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    I think Coria was cramping in the 4th set, but looked OK by the 5th. I also think he kept hitting the weak serve on purpose to keep Gaudio off-balance mentally. When he was serving for the match (twice), Coria cranked up several normal paced serves and looked fine afterward in the rallies.

    Finally, there can be some debate as to whether or not Coria choked this one. As Gaudio pointed out, Coria went for it on the match points (2 of them) and missed winning by inches. On the other hand, he appeared to shank a few easy balls in each of his match game service opportunities.

    This was a great match to watch regardless.
     
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  20. fjgarciap

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    Nice debate, just as the one we had here at home while watching the match. Something simmilar happened on Hamnurg 2003 at the semifinals, Coria received medical care and after that won the set 6-0, running as if nothing had happened.

    But today he ended the match serving like a C category player so I think something really happened to him. I remember earlier this year he retired while playing Roddick in the Nasdaq 100 Open final (kidney injury), and sometimes he has required medical care for stomach or leg injuries during matches, so he seems to have some physical trouble for enduring extreme demanding efforts.

    One way or another I feel this final lost some taste, I don't know why, it's just a feeling. At the end, an overall great match to be seen, with some great points.

    Good for Gaston Gaudio he could make it, to come back from two sets down and then save two champ points and hold on to resolve the match on the first chance he had does nothing but to prove that his mental side has had huge improvements.
     
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  21. Kobble

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    I think he knew if he went out cramping or whatever happened, and still fighting hard, that Gaudio would keep his focus and continue his good play from the 3rd set. So, he decided to break up the flow and disarm Gaudio with hopes of shocking him in the fifth set. I get the feeling that Coria could have played like he did in the fifth set when he was in the fourth, because he was fighting from the start in the fifth set. It almost worked for him, because it did lower Gaudio's level. However, I am glad to see Gaudio win.
     
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  22. Ronaldo

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    Seriously, this bit of gamesmanship seems to happen every week this past year. So often that it should be expected.
     
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  23. Ace

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    No way...

    Ah come on, there was no injury, he was just working on his excuse. Its very important to start working on your excuse early to make it more believable...."Ah, I coulda beat him, but damn, my leg was injured" works a lot better if you start limping around a little halfway through the game.
     
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  24. peter

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    No way. I mean - just by watching the TV pictures you could
    see the cramps in his legs. Ouch!

    It must have been hell to try to play with the pain he must have
    had. Cudos to Coria for not just giving up at that stage and
    instead try to just prolong the 4:th set in order to try to get
    the cramps to go away.

    Great last set, and at last a *real* final.

    {The womens final was just such a total bore :-(}
     
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  25. peter

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    Of course Coria could have started playing out fully at the
    end of the 4:th set when the cramps had started to loosen up
    a bit. But why do that and just risk that the cramps would
    pop up again. Of course it was much better to just finish up the
    4:th set in order to be really there for the 5:th set.
     
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