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Final hinged on mental game

Updated: June 6, 2004, 5:14 PM ET
By Greg Garber | ESPN.com

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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