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May 02, 2006
It's one thing to watch Guillermo Coria struggle on hardcourts or grass, but on clay? This is getting bizarre.
From Sportal: Coria out in Munich
Local hope Denis Gremelmayer has knocked out top seed Guillermo Coria 3-6 6-2 6-3 in the opening round of the Munich Open.
The world No.9 started in blistering fashion, reeling off the first five games of the match, and although the German broke back, he couldn't stop the Argentine claiming the first set.
But from there it was all Gremelmayer as Coria, whose troubled serve has failed him in several tournaments this year, served 17 double faults on his way to the early exit.
April 20, 2006
I'd like to thank the reporter who repeatedly asked Guillermo Coria (politely) all about his service problems during Coria's Monte Carlo press conference today. I thought Coria was quite calm and open in addressing the issue.
Q. You made 23 double-faults. Has that happened to you before?
GUILLERMO CORIA: Yes, it happened to me in Australia against Grosjean. But whatever the number of double-faults, be it 15 or 20, it doesn't matter. The problem is rather to remain concentrated and to remain calm; then, I will be able to make less double-faults. When I will be serving well, the double-faults will not be so important. I was able to win in spite of my bad serve, so this gives me confidence for future matches.
Since I had surgery on my shoulder, I cannot hope to serve as well as I did before, but I'm still working on that shot and what I need is confidence. I'm hoping I will be able to serve as good as I played in my first match in Miami where I didn't make any double-faults.
April 19, 2006
In his press conference today Guillermo Coria said that, although he has moved to California (Palm Springs), he has only committed to working with new coach Jose Higueras through Wimbledon.
"I hired him especially because I want to go to a higher level. We are starting to work together, and we are going through a period where we are getting to know each other now. We will work together until Wimbledon, and then after that we will see if we are continuing together or not. I would like it very much because he's a person who's had very good results as a player but also as a coach. He has a lot of experience. He's someone very simple, very calm. Precisely when I was playing bad, he remained very relaxed, very calm, and he told me to relax and think about what I had to do. So this helped me a lot, although I was playing bad, to keep calm and continue to play."
From Eurosport: Coria pulls off amazing comeback
Sixth seed Guillermo Coria pulled off an amazing comeback against Frenchman Paul-Henri Mathieu on Wednesday to book a place in the third round of the Monte Carlo Masters. Having dropped the first set 6-1 and traling 5-1 in the second the Argentine recovered to eventually take the match 1-6 7-6 6-4.
March 26, 2006
A small note in the Sun-Sentinel:
Seventh-ranked Guillermo Coria of Argentina will become the fourth top-10 player to live and train in the United States when he moves to Palm Springs, Calif., next month to begin training with former USTA coach Jose Higueras.
Guillermo Coria's about the last guy who I'd expect to try the U.S. as a training base, but the way his career has been going since he came back from shoulder surgery he's smart to try something new (not that he was ever shy about pulling the trigger on firing one coach and hiring another).
Maybe (hopefully) Jose Higueras can help him get back on track. He certainly knows clay court tennis anyway.
March 01, 2006
I never thought I'd hear the day when Guillermo Coria was complaining that a clay court was too fast.
From the AP: Coria loses to Italy's Di Mauro in straight sets
Coria won his first two service games but was broken in his third and fourth, double faulting several times and losing the set on the clay courts of the Fairmont Acapulco Princess in just 31 minutes.
He tried to rally in the second set but lasted only another 52 minutes before more double faults proved decisive.
"I'm playing badly. Not just in this game but all year," Coria said. "I thought I could change the situation today, but it was very difficult. The court is very fast, and [Di Mauro] took advantage of his opportunities."
January 06, 2006
Argentine tennis star Guillermo Coria, number eight in the Association of Tennis Players(ATP) world ranking, denied reports that he was held in low esteem by his ATP colleagues, in an interview with Argentina's La Nacion newspaper on Friday.
"Either those rumours are lies or I am very stupid. The people who come and speak to me and say "bad luck, good luck or well played", would be acting," he said. "I don't feel discriminated against."