Coria playing possum..?

Coria playing possum..?

Post by Stephen » Tue, 08 Jun 2004 00:33:57


Trying to lull Guadio and then take him in the 5th...? Or are his legs
really shot?

--
"We are launching a major attack on the enemy.
Better that 10 innocent people should suffer than
one spy get away. When you chop wood, chips
fly."

-Soviet 'Commissar of Justice' N. Yezhov, to
Stalin and the Politburo, 1937.

 
 
 

Coria playing possum..?

Post by Hops » Tue, 08 Jun 2004 00:36:57


Quote:
> Trying to lull Guadio and then take him in the 5th...? Or are his legs
> really shot?

They're shot.  It's over.

 
 
 

Coria playing possum..?

Post by Roger Tha » Tue, 08 Jun 2004 00:46:56

Le Mon, 07 Jun 2004 01:41:10 +1000, Brissie s'est cri:

Quote:


>>Trying to lull Guadio and then take him in the 5th...? Or are his legs
>>really shot?

> It's not cramp. Looks like a strain or something. He's gone. He'll retire
> before the match is over.

Mmmhhhhh, he is playing again now. I think that... he will win.

 
 
 

Coria playing possum..?

Post by Stephen » Tue, 08 Jun 2004 00:48:49

well, he sprung up from the 'dead' to break gaudio to start the 5th. True,
Gaudio helped by hitting some awful double faults, but Coria looked far more
lively that game...

--
"We are launching a major attack on the enemy.
Better that 10 innocent people should suffer than
one spy get away. When you chop wood, chips
fly."

-Soviet 'Commissar of Justice' N. Yezhov, to
Stalin and the Politburo, 1937.


Quote:



> > Trying to lull Guadio and then take him in the 5th...? Or are his legs
> > really shot?

> They're shot.  It's over.

 
 
 

Coria playing possum..?

Post by Hops » Tue, 08 Jun 2004 00:51:01


Quote:


> >Trying to lull Guadio and then take him in the 5th...? Or are his legs
> >really shot?

> It's not cramp. Looks like a strain or something. He's gone. He'll
> retire before the match is over.

It sure looks like it was a cramp now.  Breaks to open the fifth.

I'm sure this has been mentioned on the telecasts, but Coria and Gaudio
nearly came to blows last year in Hamburg because of an injury timeout that
Coria took that Gaudio did not feel was legit.

 
 
 

Coria playing possum..?

Post by Eric » Tue, 08 Jun 2004 00:52:47

Quote:
> > It's not cramp. Looks like a strain or something. He's gone. He'll
retire
> > before the match is over.

> Mmmhhhhh, he is playing again now. I think that... he will win.

If Gaudio doesn't win, he will surely retire from tennis altogether.
 
 
 

Coria playing possum..?

Post by Stephen » Tue, 08 Jun 2004 00:57:18

Quote:
> > It's not cramp. Looks like a strain or something. He's gone. He'll
retire
> > before the match is over.

> Mmmhhhhh, he is playing again now. I think that... he will win.

Sure looks like he was playing possum - the difference in his movement
between the end of set 4 and now, up 2-1 in set 5, is stunning...

--
"We are launching a major attack on the enemy.
Better that 10 innocent people should suffer than
one spy get away. When you chop wood, chips
fly."

-Soviet 'Commissar of Justice' N. Yezhov, to
Stalin and the Politburo, 1937.

 
 
 

Coria playing possum..?

Post by Eric » Tue, 08 Jun 2004 00:59:23

Quote:
> Sure looks like he was playing possum - the difference in his movement
> between the end of set 4 and now, up 2-1 in set 5, is stunning...

You don't play possum in a FO final. It sure is weird, though, and Gaudio
has completely lost it again.
 
 
 

Coria playing possum..?

Post by Stephen » Tue, 08 Jun 2004 01:09:28

Quote:
> You don't play possum in a FO final.

Why not? It's worked, i.e., it bought Coria time to shake off the injury,
and it has lulled Gaudio into playing some very loose games and thereby put
Coria up a break. He only has to win 2 more games...

--
"We are launching a major attack on the enemy.
Better that 10 innocent people should suffer than
one spy get away. When you chop wood, chips
fly."

-Soviet 'Commissar of Justice' N. Yezhov, to
Stalin and the Politburo, 1937.

 
 
 

Coria playing possum..?

Post by Eric » Tue, 08 Jun 2004 01:21:30

Quote:
> > You don't play possum in a FO final.

> Why not? It's worked, i.e., it bought Coria time to shake off the injury,
> and it has lulled Gaudio into playing some very loose games and thereby
put
> Coria up a break. He only has to win 2 more games...

I thought "playing possum" meant to fake an injury, but I guess by your
definition you could be right.
 
 
 

Coria playing possum..?

Post by Yama » Tue, 08 Jun 2004 01:28:38


Quote:
> > You don't play possum in a FO final.

> Why not? It's worked, i.e., it bought Coria time to shake off the injury,
> and it has lulled Gaudio into playing some very loose games and thereby
put
> Coria up a break. He only has to win 2 more games...

It's an uphill battle still. Their serving level now would have embarrassed
even women's finalists. It's all even again.
 
 
 

Coria playing possum..?

Post by Stephen » Tue, 08 Jun 2004 01:32:07

Quote:
> > Why not? It's worked, i.e., it bought Coria time to shake off the
injury,
> > and it has lulled Gaudio into playing some very loose games and thereby
> put
> > Coria up a break. He only has to win 2 more games...

> I thought "playing possum" meant to fake an injury, but I guess by your
> definition you could be right.

Playing possum also means pretending or giving the impression that an injury
is worse than it is. You give away points, games, etc. that you can afford
to lose, conserving strength for when you absolutely need it (5th set), and
simultaneously break the rhythm of the other guy by lulling him into a false
sense of security...

--
"We are launching a major attack on the enemy.
Better that 10 innocent people should suffer than
one spy get away. When you chop wood, chips
fly."

-Soviet 'Commissar of Justice' N. Yezhov, to
Stalin and the Politburo, 1937.

 
 
 

Coria playing possum..?

Post by ConnMoo » Tue, 08 Jun 2004 01:34:54

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>It's not cramp. Looks like a strain or something. He's gone. He'll
>retire before the match is over.

Ah Kreskin...your predictive skills are amazing.
 
 
 

Coria playing possum..?

Post by ConnMoo » Tue, 08 Jun 2004 01:39:01

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>I'm sure this has been mentioned on the telecasts, but Coria and Gaudio
>nearly came to blows last year in Hamburg because of an injury timeout that
>Coria took that Gaudio did not feel was legit.

Which is the only reason I want Coria to win. I want to see the reactions at
the net.
 
 
 

Coria playing possum..?

Post by Stephen » Tue, 08 Jun 2004 10:17:46

Quote:
> >> Mmmhhhhh, he is playing again now. I think that... he will win.

> >Sure looks like he was playing possum - the difference in his movement
> >between the end of set 4 and now, up 2-1 in set 5, is stunning...

> He still couldn't serve in the 5th

Yes, but his serve isn't anything to begin with. Both guys served retarded
in the 5th set.

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