Discussion in 'General Pro Player Discussion' started by prostaff1, Feb 22, 2007.
Has only won 2 sets this year. Any insiders have any info please?
Not a single match? How many matches has he played?
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
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.
here an interesting article:http://www.eurosport.com/tennis/atp-buenos-aires/2007/sport_sto1094469.shtml
The next Coria?
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.
What does "jeered" mean?
That would be very sad. I hope he finds his confidence soon.
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.
this face resumes it all....
this guy is suffering being out there
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.
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.
"The jeers don't surprise me, they came from the same people who applauded me in 2005,"
I also am not surprised about sports’ fans (in general). That’s what happens when you get a bunch of people on one place… 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 can’t 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.
Hope Gaudio Doesn't Quit Just yet>(Retire)..Cause I've got BIG Plans For him!!! oh yess Do I ever ..
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
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).
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.
it's unfortunately the last match he won...
i wish him for find some confidence back.
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.
Gaston will bounce back, you'll see.
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.
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.
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.
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 .
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.
Gaudio is never the same after he got bagelled twice by Federer in SH.
He needs Gilbert!
GAUDIO WON!! he won over Louis Horna after Horna retired when it was 1-1. His first win since the USO.
Thank you Lucho!!! Now boost that confidence Gato!:mrgreen: lol
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" !!
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.
Mosquito versus Cat in Acapulco
Gaudio vs. Ferrero
Knowing these two, it should be a very nervewraking match to follow on the scoreboard.
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