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  1. Voo de Mar says:
    Points won by each set: | 31-27, 47-47, 25-6 |
    Points won directly behind the serve:
    16 % Coria – 16 of 95
    6 % Gaudio – 6 of 88

    May 17, 2003: super Argentinian day in Hamburg – all four semifinalists from Argentina, the legend of Argentine tennis (Gabriela Sabatini) in the stands, coaches of Coria & Gaudio, were among the best Argentine players at the turn of 80s & 90s (Mancini & Davin). Both matches were played under the roof, first Calleri [31] stunned Nalbandian [13], then Coria [16] prevailed against Gaudio [29]. Gaudio came back from a break down twice in the 2nd set. The end of that set was bizarre, at 6:5* (15/40) for Gaudio, Coria took a medical time-out because his left leg was cramping. Then at 1:0 for Gaudio in the tie-break, the chair-umpire (Mohamed Lahyani) made a very bad mistake awarding Gaudio another point which helped him to win it 7/3. Coria took a toilet break, and came back with an attitude to play more aggressively avoiding long rallies which caused his cramps – everything worked perfectly and he destroyed his compatriot under 30 minutes. Allegedly they were fiercely arguing in the locker room because Gaudio accused Coria of faking injury. One year later they face each other in the French Open final, and Gaudio wins an extraordinary match (Coria was cramping again).

    Serve & volley: both 0/1

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