Thursday, January 31, 2008

Where Are They Now: Guillermo Coria

Four years ago Guillermo Coria was poised to take the French Open after a steady rise up the ranks.

So this week, as Coria returned to the ATP Tour with a protected ranking just out of the top 100, you can't blame the Argentine for setting his hopes high. Though the former world no. 3 had once claimed tennis' best backhand, he'd fallen fast - and hard - with injuries, and, later a fight for his reputation after being accused of taking performance-enhancing drugs.

Now, the '04 French Open runner-up has a chance to clear his name and resurrect a career that has crumbled before our eyes. Here's a glance at the final few games in which underdog Gaston Gaudio completed his come-from-behind win to beat clay king Coria in five sets:

Coria played in Vina del Mar along with Gaudio, both trying to make their comebacks onto the ATP Tour. With any luck, we might see both former top 5 players back in fine form.

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