Guillermo Coria

Guillermo Sebastián Coria ( born January 13, 1982 in Rufino, Santa Fe ) is a former Argentine tennis player. He was considered one of the fastest tennis professionals in the world and preferred the basic line game and as a topping sand. He lives in Venado Tuerto, Argentina.

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Doping offense

In April 2001, Guillermo Coria tested positive for nandrolone at the tournament in Barcelona. This was followed by a lock for seven months with a fine of £ 65,000 and the loss of gained world ranking points. The lock was set by the ATP to two years.

A product of the U.S. food manufacturer Universal Nutrition is, according to the then 19 -year-old Argentine, nandrolone and other banned substances are included (steroids), which led to a distortion of doping tests. After an independent laboratory confirmed this information, the sentence of two years was reduced to seven months lock.

Coria sued in 2007 the U.S. multivitamin manufacturer Universal Nutrition on $ 10 million loss of income, however, he retired again after a comparison.

Finals French Open 2004

His greatest success was reaching the final of the French Open in 2004, where he ran against his compatriot Gastón Gaudio. Coria led against his compatriot after two sets 6-0 and 6-3. Gaudio countered in the third set 6-4 and won the fourth clearly with 6:1. Coria in the latter suffered from cramps. The final fifth set Coria eventually lost with 6:8.

Break, and comeback

As the number 10 in the world rankings started, Coria finished the tournament with a first round defeat 2006 season against the Romanians Răzvan Sabău the Challengerturnier in Szczecin, Poland, which formed the conclusion of a months-long crisis of form. Thus it fell to the end of the year back to square 116. In 2007, Coria in part because of a shoulder injury to any ATP tournament and was therefore no longer out in the world rankings since the end of September 2007. His comeback on the tour took place on 28 January 2008 at the Movistar Open in Viña del Mar, Chile, instead. However, Coria lost there against a native of Uruguay ATP world ranking 111. Pablo Cuevas 4:6 6:4 3:6 in the first round. Even in later tournaments he was able to celebrate any significant successes more.


On 28 April 2009 Coria announced his retirement from professional sport. He lacked the 100 percent passion.