Guillermo Coria recalls when he fought for No. 1 with Roger Federer,Roddick


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Guillermo Coria recalls when he fought for No. 1 with Roger Federer,Roddick

In an interview to Pagina 12, Guillermo Coria reflected on his 2004 French Open final loss to Gaston Gaudio. The Argentinean player said: "It was one of these moments that mark you, like when I had arm surgery. Not everything goes the way you want.

French Open was not harder than that surgery when I missed the Olympic Games or a couple of Davis Cup ties in my best time. I was still fighting for the world no. 1 being close to Roger Federer and Andy Roddick. These things helped me to grow as a person, change my way to be.

Hard things are the ones that teach you the most." On possibly getting back in the Davis Cup captaincy with Gaston Gaudio, Coria added: "People think about it because they do not believe that's real or if that's because of marketing, but the reality is a different one.

We prioritise the maturity and the possibility to do something bit. We want to give a good message to all the sports: people who gave a lot of tennis can get combined and create a team to defend the interests of the Davis Cup and Argentinean Tennis Association players.

We were players, we know what we like and what we do not." He concluded: "I appreciated everything after retiring. I achieved more than I would imagine. But when you are there you want more and more. I was very strict, which did not allow me to enjoy some moments but it also helped to come where I wanted to."