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  Gustavo Kuerten: News & Videos about Gustavo Kuerten - CNN.com
Gustavo Kuerten, one of the great champions of the last decade and a surefire first-ballot Hall of Famer, played his last match Sunday, retiring following his first-round French Open loss to Paul-Henri Mathieu.
Gustavo Kuerten bid farewell to tennis Sunday in the first round of the French Open, losing 6-3 6-4 6-2 to 18th seed Paul-Henri Mathieu at the site of his biggest triumphs.
Former world number one Gustavo Kuerten was shown just how far he has to go to recapture his form when he was dealt a humbling defeat in Valencia.
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  Gustavo Kuerten at AllExperts
In February 2005, Kuerten announced his return in the Valencia Open, in Spain, which he would enter thanks to his ATP protected rank (a fictional ranking designed to help injured players: Kuerten would be able to enter automatically in as many as eight tournaments without the need of a wildcard or playing qualifying matches).
Kuerten thought it was an arbitrary decision, since it was made without consulting the players, and that, in his view, was the last drop in a sequence of "questionable" decisions made by organization's board.
Kuerten's lead was followed by all other Brazilian professional players, as well as by the newly appointed Captain, former player Jaime Oncins (whom Kuerten called at home to assure that the protest had absolutely nothing to do with him, but it was rather a revolt against the BTC).
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  Gustavo Kuerten Information
In February 2005, Kuerten announced his return in the Valencia Open, in Spain, which he would enter thanks to his ATP protected rank (a fictional ranking designed to help injured players: Kuerten would be able to enter automatically in as many as eight tournaments without the need of a wildcard or playing qualifying matches).
Kuerten thought it was an arbitrary decision, since it was made without consulting the players, and that, in his view, was the last drop in a sequence of "questionable" decisions made by organization's board.
Kuerten's lead was followed by all other Brazilian professional players, as well as by the newly appointed Captain, former player Jaime Oncins (whom Kuerten called at home to assure that the protest had absolutely nothing to do with him, but it was rather a revolt against the BTC).
www.bookrags.com /wiki/Gustavo_Kuerten   (2929 words)

  
 Beaten Kuerten calls end to tennis career - CNN.com
Kuerten was then led to the center of the court, where he was given a glass trophy showing a slice of a clay court.
Kuerten -- the last No. 1-seeded man to win the title in Paris in 2001 -- entered what he said would be his last tournament as the lowest-ranked man in the field at 1,141 in the ATP standings.
Kuerten's final match was played on Court Philippe Chatrier, the main stadium at Roland Garros and the same venue where he won French Open titles in 1997, 2000 and '01.
www.cnn.com /2008/SPORT/05/25/tennis.kuerten.ap/index.html?eref=rss_latest   (640 words)

  
 WashingtonPost.com: Kuerten Routs Bruguera, Wins French Open
Kuerten is the first player to win the first title of his career in a Grand Slam tournament since Mats Wilander did so here as an unseeded player in 1982.
And Kuerten's victory already is considered by many tennis experts to be the most unexpected, and impressive, breakthrough for a male player since John McEnroe stormed to the semifinals of Wimbledon in 1977, when he was 18 years old and only a qualifier.
Kuerten will jump about 50 spots in the world rankings — straight into the top 20 — because of his win, and he takes home slightly more than $695,000 in prize money from this tournament.
www.washingtonpost.com /wp-srv/sports/tennis/longterm/1997/french/french9.htm   (1009 words)

  
 Pro Tennis Fan: Gustavo Kuerten
Bone spurs blocking Kuerten's hip movement were removed and the anterior capsule of the hip was tightened to strengthen the joint’s stability, however Kuerten has still been hampered by hip problems and has suggested he will consider calling it quits at the end of this year if he cannot fully regain his health.
Gustavo Kuerten has announced on his website that his 2005 season is over (I think they use a computer to generate the English translation on his site so please excuse the grammar).
Kuerten last played in Brazil's recent 3-2 Davis Cup victory over Uruguay in which he won his first singles match and the doubles, but had to pull out of the dead rubber singles with a foot injury.
www.protennisfan.com /gustavo_kuerten/index.html   (2790 words)

  
 Kuerten Wins Masters, Gains No. 1, Gustavo Kuerten def. Andre Agassi 6-4, 6-4, 6-4 - CBS News
Gustavo Kuerten wrapped himself in the Brazilian flag, amazed at his whirlwind week that left him with the Masters Cup title and the No. 1 ranking.
In the semifinals, Kuerten ousted defending five-time champion Pete Sampras, who in one stretch was the No. 1 player for six straight years.
Kuerten seemed to have the right answer every time he was threatened.
www.cbsnews.com /stories/2000/11/29/sports/main253340.shtml   (897 words)

  
 Gustavo Kuerten
Kuerten has played only one singles match this year, losing to Andre Ghem in the first round of the Brasil Open in February.
Kuerten, the top-ranked player in 2000, spent several weeks at a clinic in the United States earlier this year.
Three-time French Open champion, Gustavo Kuerten has revealed he will not play in the Grand Slam this month, but has refused to call an end to his career after a lengthy battle with injury.
community.livejournal.com /gkuerten   (658 words)

  
 BBC SPORT | Tennis | Gustavo Kuerten's career in photos
Gustavo Kuerten was almost unknown when he won the French Open in 1997.
Kuerten gave every trophy he won to his younger brother Guilherme, who suffered from cerebral palsy.
Kuerten underwent his first bout of hip surgery in 2002 but the latter part of his career would be blighted with injury problems
news.bbc.co.uk /sport2/hi/tennis/7408729.stm   (466 words)

  
 Pro Tennis Fan
Kuerten's relatively short career was derailed with an injury to his right hip that first required surgery in February 2002.
Kuerten was never able to get healthy enough for serious competition again, and in 2006 played only a single match and in 2007 played in only 9 matches.
One aspect of Gustavo Kuerten that injuries could not curtail, was his contagious and exuberant personality and joie de vivre.
www.protennisfan.com   (12769 words)

  
 United States Tennis Association - Three-time champ Gustavo Kuerten making French Open farewell tournament
Kuerten will enter only six tournaments in 2008 before ending his 14-year career, the Brazilian said in a news conference on Tuesday.
Last year, Kuerten said for the first time that he would retire from the tour if he failed to be competitive in 2008.
Kuerten has a 358-191 career singles record, with 181 of those wins on clay.
www.usta.com /news/fullstory.sps?iType=918&inewsid=523889   (376 words)

  
 Gustavo Kuerten - Clay Court Champion
Kuerten turned professional in 1995 when he was nineteen.
This was quite a feat since Kuerten was virtually unknown on the tennis scene and ranked only number sixty-six in the world before the tournament.
Kuerten spent most of the year ranked the number one male tennis player in the world, although he slipped to number two by the end of the year.
sports.jrank.org /pages/2646/Kuerten-Gustavo-Clay-Court-Champion.html   (630 words)

  
 The Hindu : Gustavo Kuerten enters final
PARIS, JUNE 8.Top seed and defending champion Gustavo Kuerten of Brazil reached the final of the men's singles at the French Open on Friday, destroying Spanish fourth seed Juan Carlos Ferrero 6- 4, 6-4, 6-3.
Kuerten had won 42 of his last 45 matches on clay and he was on a roll as he broke for 2-0 in the second when Ferrero netted an attempted dropshot, making it five straight games for the Samba star.
Kuerten, looking to become the first man to retain his title here since Spaniard Sergi Bruguera in 1994, had a let off when Ferrero squandered a pair of break points at the start of the third set.
www.hindu.com /2001/06/09/stories/07091023.htm   (771 words)

  
 Astrology: Gustavo KUERTEN, born 1976/09/10, Horoscope, biography, planets, picture and map of the heavens with ...
Kuerten was born in Florianópolis in southern Brazil.
Gustavo is renowned for having one of the most unique and comical "tennis grunts" when he strikes the ball, often described as a "long, drawn-out moan" Nickname was also the guganchanater (Also a nickname for Gustavo in Portugese-speaking countries).
Gustavo KUERTEN, the predominance of planets in the Northern hemisphere prompts you to reflect and imagine rather than to exteriorize your actions and to be at the forefront of the stage.
www.astrotheme.fr /en/portraits/j24jvzeD5DCg.htm   (10959 words)

  
 Gustavo Kuerten Out With Hip Injury
Three-time French Open champion Gustavo Kuerten will not return to professional tennis for at least another month because of a hip injury and could skip Roland Garros.
Kuerten, who has played only one singles match this year, is recuperating at a clinic in the United States.
Kuerten has won all of his three Grand Slam titles at the French Open, which this year begins on May 28.
www.sfgate.com /cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/n/a/2006/03/30/sports/s122411S63.DTL&type=printable   (289 words)

  
 ESPN: Chat with Gustavo Kuerten! - SportsNation
Kuerten has struggled to overcome injuries of late, having undergone hip surgery in September 2004, and last year Kuerten was sidelined for all but one match.
Kuerten was a semifinalist at Indian Wells in 1999 and lost to Lleyton Hewitt in the 2003 final.
Gustavo Kuerten: Yes I think I am at 20-20% to where I want to be.
proxy.espn.go.com /chat/chatESPN?event_id=14909   (250 words)

  
 Gustavo Kuerten Bio (Biography) / Celebrity Gossip
Gustavo Kuerten is a former #1 tennis player from Brazil.
Because of this, Gustavo Kuerten donates all of his prize money for one tournament each year to an organization in his home town that provides help to people with similar disabilities.
Gustavo Kuerten began playing tennis at the age of six, and was coached by famed tennis coach Oscar Wegner for the next few years.
www.celebritygossip.com /celebrities/gustavo-kuerten   (353 words)

  
 BBC SPORT | Tennis | Kuerten takes Auckland title
Gustavo Kuerten warmed up for the Australian Open with a straight sets victory over Dominik Hrbaty in the final of the Heineken Open in Auckland.
Kuerten, now ranked 37 in the world, broke Hrbaty's serve in the seventh game of the first set to lead 4-3 and again in the ninth to take the opener.
It was the perfect confidence boost for Kuerten, who is seeded 30 in Melbourne, where he will play Hicham Arazi of Morocco in the first round.
news.bbc.co.uk /sport1/hi/tennis/2650013.stm   (203 words)

  
 TennisInsight.com - PLAYER PROFILE - Gustavo Kuerten
Kuerten is on his farewell tour and the former three times champion is a pale shadow of the player that was once world #1.
Kuerten is twice a winner of this tournament and the Brazilian who won three French Opens is rightly afforded a wildcard as he makes his ATP tour retirement rounds.
Injury has ravaged Kuerten's career and it is too much to ask for him to do anything other than bow out with the applause of Monte Carlo ringing in his ears but it would nice for him to be competitive for one set.
www.tennisinsight.com /player_overview.php?player_id=40   (1355 words)

  
 Gustavo Kuerten Workout - Wellsphere
Gustavo Kuerten 1 x 2 Nicolás Massú (CHI) — 3/6, 7/5, 4/6.
GUSTAVO KUERTEN: Yeah, I think over the week I could enjoy a lot, not only during the match.
Gustavo Kuerten Among his come-back events was the August '02 Men's Professional...
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 Three-time French Open champ Gustavo Kuerten back in Paris
PARIS - Gustavo Kuerten kept smiling that wide-open smile of his and snickering at his own jokes as he spoke about the final tournament of his career.
It was after that five-set masterpiece, in which he lost the first two sets, then saved a match point in the third, that Kuerten used his racket to sketch a heart in the court's clay before dropping to his knees and blowing kisses to the crowd.
Kuerten missed the French Open each of the past two years, and it was important to him to make one more appearance, even if for only one match.
www.tsn.ca /tennis/story/?id=238748   (855 words)

  
 Gustavo Kuerten - baltimoresun.com
A collection of news and information related to Gustavo Kuerten published by Tribune Company sources.
Gustavo Kuerten bid farewell to tennis fans yesterday at the site of his biggest triumphs after losing in the first round of the French Open, 6-3, 6-4, 6-2, to Paul-Henri Mathieu.
Gustavo Kuerten había anunciado que en su despedida del tenis no dibujaría un corazón en la arena como cuando ganó Roland Garros en 2000 y 2001, aunque no pudo evitar la emoción y que sus ojos se llenaran de lágrimas.
www.baltimoresun.com /topic/sports/gustavo-kuerten-PESPT004122.topic   (558 words)

  
 Gustavo Kuerten plays in final singles match | Freep.com | Detroit Free Press
PARIS -- Gustavo Kuerten bid farewell to tennis Sunday in the first round of the French Open, losing, 6-3, 6-4, 6-2, to Paul-Henri Mathieu at the site of his biggest triumphs.
Kuerten -- the last No. 1-seeded man to win the title in Paris in 2001 -- entered what he said would be his last tournament as the lowest-ranked man in the field at No. 1,141.
Brazilian Gustavo Kuerten holds a trophy for his contribution to tennis in Paris on Sunday.
www.freep.com /apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080526/SPORTS18/805260331/1217/sports   (799 words)

  
 MediaZone Tennis at the French Open » Gustavo Kuerten
Gustavo Kuerten used to excel in those situations, finding a revival of motivation in the crowd’s reactions.
Had it not been for Gustavo Kuerten’s farewell party, the Centre court’s stands probably would have remained nearly empty all day long even though there was quite an attractive schedule with Serbian hopefuls Ana Ivanovic and Novak Djokovic, and the young French sensation Alizé Cornet playing their first round matches Roland-Garros’; biggest court.
Crowd favorite: It was quite an emotional farewell by Gustavo Kuerten who battled Frenchman Paul-Henri Mathieu for a couple of hours before a Centre court loudly expressing its gratitude the joviality and legendary smile he displayed during more than a century.
blogs.mediazone.com /tennisfrenchopen2008/category/gustavo-kuerten   (1594 words)

  
 Gustavo Kuerten makes tearful farewell - Wimbledon 2008 Championships — Tennis - Telegraph
Gustavo Kuerten, a man known as 'Guga', and who looks more like a surf dude than a tennis player, has never been afraid to show his emotions.
But the most important thing is the love you gave me," Kuerten told the crowd on the Philippe Chatrier Court after a straight-sets opening-round defeat by the Frenchman Paul-Henri Mathieu.
Kuerten, who had been struggling with hip problems and needed a wild card to play in Paris, was afterwards presented with a slice of the clay court.
www.telegraph.co.uk /sport/main.jhtml?xml=/sport/2008/05/26/stfran126.xml   (315 words)

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