“I am anxious for December to arrive and meet our rival, analyze it, then May March arrive and be able to play, if it is in Buenos Aires much better … Going to the finals in Madrid will be our first goal. Argentina has great players and we all want to compete with the world powers of tennis ”.
After that very tough defeat against Gastón Gaudio in the final of Roland Garros 2004, his greatest dream, his main desire, it seemed that Guillermo Coria would have a hard time remaining linked to tennis after his retirement.
There were moments of great uncertainty after that impact, a titanic struggle with his insides, those damn problems with the service and the early farewell to one of the most impressive players that Argentine tennis has ever given.
From the outside, away from the invincible pride and strength of an elite athlete, it seemed impossible for the Magician to return to the foregrounds of professional tennis on the other side of the strap.
However, the opposite happened. He rebuilt himself, he was able to elaborate that duel and today he is the captain of the Argentine Davis Cup team.
“It comes to me at a great time, I am very happy and they have been working very well for many years in the development of tennis in the Association ”, said Guille as soon as he presented himself as captain, replacing precisely his former arch-enemy Gaudio.
He rebuilt, he was able to elaborate that duel and today he is the captain of the Argentine Davis Cup team
“I have to share a leadership with friends, with very committed former players in the development of national tennis and very good results are already being seen ”, the former tennis player born in Rufino, raised in Venado and based in Rosario, was delighted.
“This is the result of years of work that has been done by national tennis. It is a very beautiful responsibility that I have to face ”, added one of the most outstanding members of the unforgettable Legion.
There goes Guillermo, looking for the revenge of that final that he should never have lost. Born winner, It can give Creole tennis, or help from the chair, the chance to regain the prominence it once had.
Argentina has only one Davis Cup, and a recent one, which also came at the least expected moment. A nonsense if the quality of its players is reviewed for years.
One of its brightest representatives is now on the other side of the strap to try infecting players with a bit of the magic that brought him to the fore in world tennis.
There goes Guillermo, looking for the revenge of that final that he should never have lost
A small portion of that talent might be enough. The moment of truth will arrive at the end of the year with the draw and the action only in March.
“When you’re a player, what you want is to be a Davis Cup player.Not to mention when he retires, to have the responsibility of being captain ”.
This time he was able to fulfill his dream.