What happened to Coria?

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  1. Rickson

    Rickson G.O.A.T.

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    Is he out of Wimbledon due to another injury?
     
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  2. irishbanger

    irishbanger Rookie

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    Its called "grass".
     
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  3. VashTheStampede

    VashTheStampede Semi-Pro

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    he lost in the second round 2 florian mayer
     
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  4. goober

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    he is better off trying to get high on grass than play on it :p
     
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  5. AndyC

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    at least he's willing to try and play on the stuff which is more than some spaniards have done in the past. I don't see why he can't do well.. if Hewitt can do it so can Coria.. just give him time to learn the intricacies of grass and I suspect he'll have more than a few decent results.
     
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  6. gmlasam

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    What makes you think he is not doing that already? I heard he has lots of Colombian friends. :lol:
     
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  7. ezdude1970

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    he was seeded #4 at wimbeldon what a joke that was. typical result for a clay player at wimbeldon, making second round should be considered a big accomplishment for him!
     
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  8. LX HONDA CIVIC

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    its because on clay coria is used to sliding into the shot but on grass it is a different story
     
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  9. Stinkdyr

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    Bless his little mullet, Coria just aint no Hewitt on grass.
     
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  10. Nadal2

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    "Yeah, he showed he could win some matches on grass at the Ordina Open" :lol: . That tournament had no players, at all. He didn't deserve such a high seeding. He will be pretty lucky to ever get to the third round.
    But at least he tries. As for the seeding, they tend to go more or less on your ranking and if you can dominate on clay and be a decent hard court player, you tend to be ranked pretty high.
     
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  11. ProStaffTour90

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    He was actually seeded 3, quality draw for anyone in his quarter then!
     
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  12. ucd_ace

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    Dirt-ballers tend to be allergic to grass.
     
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  13. Emma Knightley

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    coria did beat ancic in this tournament. both coria and ancic are improving on grass.
     
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  14. Chanchai

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    Despite losing in the second round... Coria looks like (future injuries aside) he'll be a really good grass court player. I'm tempted to say great, but Federer sets an insane standard that makes everyone else look mediocre anyways.

    Just because the guy (Coria) isn't a S&Ver doesn't mean he can't volley, dropshot, and lob. He has all of those. His speed translates to the grass, though not as much as Clay nor Hardcourts. He can setup his serve, but it isn't the monster serve people expect to make life easy on grass, but he sets up well with it. His return of serve is great and that helps on grass (but not as much as on other surfaces).

    If there is something that I haven't seen much from Coria that translates into awesome success on grass, it's probably the transition shots. Coria is great at transitioning, but transitioning out of consequence (whether it's because he has an easy ball at net, chased a ball to net, or imposed his game on his opponent). It might very well just be me, but I don't see him purposefully setting up a transition to net aside from the dropshot and consequence.

    The guy's got game for grass and a good many people expected him to make week 2 (partly because of his game which was showing grass promises, but also because of the draw he had this year I'll admit). However, he did lose to the guy who was making surprising waves before he lost in the quarters.

    BTW, I think it's ignorant to label Coria as just a dirtballer. His hardcourt game is complete and his grass court game clearly has potential.

    -Chanchai
     
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  15. Phil

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    He can do this and that, but not so great...so in other words, Coria isn't going to be any great shakes on grass. A couple wins don't make a grass court player-he just doesn't have the weapons. He DOES have hard court potential, though not US OPEN Champ potential.
     
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  16. TwistServe

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    Agreed.. Coria is a clay court specialist.. Just because he wins a few matches on grass, doesn't mean he's a Wimbledon contendor. He simply doesn't have the S&V or power serve/forehand to take advantage of the grass surface.
     
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  17. Rickson

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    Coria's been doing very well on hardcourts lately. Coria's adjustment and improvement on grass is not impossible.
     
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