Final hinged on mental game
PARIS -- Guillermo Coria, shuffling around on the red clay like a duffer playing doubles at the local club, was serving softballs with his feet flat on the baseline. When Gaston Gaudio flicked a drop shot, Coria, whose speed can be breathtaking, stood stone still.
A queasiness came over the 15,000 people gathered at Court Philippe Chatrier. It was like watching a wounded bird struggle in the jaws of a powerful predator. It seemed Coria, who suffered severe cramps in his left ...
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