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El argentino Carlos Rodríguez, coach de Justine Henin, dice que la rusa aporta poco al tenis, que la WTA vive obsesionada por el dinero y la belga Clijsters por su “hipocresía”.

Madrid, España.- La belga Justine Henin-Hardenne ya tiene un plan para convertirse en 2007 en la jugadora hegemónica del circuito.Pero mientras llega ese momento su entrenador, el argentino Carlos Rodríguez, quiere poner los puntos sobre las íes, y en ese empeño no duda en atacar a la rusa Maria Sharapova por aportar poco al tenis, a la WTA por vivir obsesionada por el dinero y a Kim Clijsters por su “hipocresía”.

“Sharapova no trae nada nuevo al tenis. Si es por gritar, Venus (Williams) gritaba tan fuerte como ella, y (Monica) Seles incluso más fuerte”, dijo Rodríguez a la agencia Dpa en Madrid, donde Henin conquistó el Masters femenino y el número uno de la temporada.

Rodríguez comparte sueños tenísticos con su discípula y problemas como el veneno que suponen para el cuerpo de Henin los champiñones, los tomates y la leche de vaca.

Pero una de sus mayores preocupaciones en la actualidad es defender el derecho de su jugadora a ser la número uno incluso sin ser “glamourosa”. “Sharapova no trae nada nuevo al tenis. Se trata de pegarle muy fuerte a la pelota, gritar mucho y tirar donde el oponente no está, pero no hay una estrategia de base”, dice, al tiempo que critica a la WTA por pretender crear una “Kournikova bis”.

“La diferencia es que Kournikova, además de más linda, tenía la imagen de ‘glamour’ y de alguien inabordable, arrogante, pero una arrogancia que pasaba bien, porque ella es así. Hoy la WTA trata de hacer un mismo producto, porque (Sharapova) es un producto de marketing”.

Pocas cosas lo alegraron tanto como el triunfo sobre Sharapova en las semifinales, un triunfo que le permitió a la belga alcanzar el número uno, pero que siente que fue también el del tenis sobre el “glamour”.

El Masters de Madrid estuvo organizado, según Rodríguez, en función de la rusa. “Todo el Masters estuvo hecho para Sharapova. jugó siempre a la misma hora, tenía siempre los modelos recogepelotas. Marketing que le hace bien al tenis a corto plazo, pero no lo veo saludable para ella, ni a largo plazo para el tenis, porque es una forma de olvidarse del juego”.

El argentino cree además que Clijsters es hipócrita, y acusa a la belga y a su entorno de lanzar “golpes bajos” contra Henin.

“En cuanto Justine comenzó a ganarle a Kim, ganó su primer Grand Slam y fue número uno, hubo acusaciones de doping por parte del padre (de Clijsters) y de ella acerca de falta de fair-play”, recuerda.

“Si se hubieran disculpado, no pasaba nada, no somos rencorosos. pero cuando te vienen a hablar como si nada hubiera pasado… Hay una cierta hipocresía”.

Rodríguez contrapone el tenis de Henin y Amelie Mauresmo –“dos chicas normales”- con el de Sharapova.

“Hay que ver qué se privilegia. Mauresmo juega también muy bien al tenis. Aunque hay que decir las cosas: son chicas normales, no son chicas feas, pero tampoco son Sharapova, Dementieva o Kournikova. La sociedad de consumo hoy se mueve así. Se trata de las chicas lindas, del glamour, de los tipos que tienen ‘facha’ (buen aspecto)… y de la plata (dinero). Hoy, todo lo que hace la WTA está hecho con un sólo fin, que es el dinero”.

Más allá de las rivales, Rodríguez es una de las claves del éxito de Henin-Hardenne. Se conocen desde hace más de diez años, y es desde entonces su entrenador.

Es la primera vez que un entrenador argentino lleva a un tenista al número uno del mundo. Y Rodríguez no se imagina un futuro sin Henin a su lado.

“Todo está dispuesto para que podamos seguir juntos. Compartimos proyectos y ambiciones”, dice Rodríguez, un discreto ex tenista que dejó su país hace casi 20 años para trasladarse a Bélgica, donde empezó una nueva vida.

Aunque no está lejos de sonrojarse, finalmente no oculta que le produce satisfacción ser el primer argentino en conquistar el número uno como entrenador.

“Es una novedad. Uno no piensa mucho en eso, pero se siente un poco halagado, porque el entrenador contribuye. Fui lo suficientemente malo como jugador como para darme cuenta de lo difícil que es”, explica.

Rodríguez no es un entrenador al uso. Parece, por momentos, el hermano mayor de Henin, preocupado por el gusto que la tenista tiene por la velocidad y la adrenalina.

“Le encanta liberar adrenalina arrojándose en paracaídas. Y yo le digo ‘como quieras’, pero si el paracaídas no se abre seguro que es el final de tu carrera. Pero es cierto que no esquía, porque ahí es fácil que uno se lesione de gravedad. Y no probó todavía tirarse de un puente, espero que no lo haga”.

Planificador riguroso, Rodríguez quiere que su jugadora sea en 2007 la tenista dominante, que se mantenga en el número uno del principio al fin. Y sueña también con que gane el Grand Slam -los cuatro torneos grandes en la misma temporada-, aunque lo dice casi en voz baja.

“Es algo muy fuerte, uno no quiere pensar, es muy enorme, pero nos podemos permitir soñar”, admite.

El sueño no está tan lejos, porque Henin jugó las finales de los cuatro Grand Slam en 2006, aunque sólo ganó la de Roland Garros.


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i will hazard to post an english machine translated ref. a quick one for non spanish readers like me:


The Argentinean Carlos Rodriguez, coach of Justine Henin, says that the Russian contributes little to the tennis, that the WTA lives obsessed by the money and the Belgian Clijsters by his “hipocresía”. Madrid, Spain. -

The Belgian Justine Henin-Hardenne already has a plan to become 2007 in the hegemonic player of the circuit. But while his trainer arrives that moment, the Argentinean Carlos Rodriguez, wants to put the points on íes, and in that persistence nondoubt in attacking the Russian Maria Sharapova to contribute little to tennis, to the WTA to live obsessed by the money and to Kim Clijsters by his “hipocresía”. “Sharapova does not bring anything new to tennis. If it is to shout, Venus (Williams) shouted as hard as she, and (Monica) Seles even more fort”, said Rodriguez to Dpa agency in Madrid, where Henin conquered the feminine Masters and number one of the season.

Rodriguez shares tenísticos dreams with their disciple and problems like the poison that suppose for the body of Henin champiñones, the tomatos and the milk of cow. But one of its greater preoccupations at the present time is to even defend the right of its player to be number one without being “glamourosa”.

“Sharapova does not bring anything new to tennis. One is to beat to him to the ball very hard, to shout much and to throw where the opponent is not, but is no a base strategy”, says, to the time that criticizes to the WTA to try to create a “Kournikova bis”. “The difference is that Kournikova, in addition to prettier, had the image of `glamour' and somebody inabordable, arrogant, but an arrogance that happened well, because it is thus.

Today the WTA tries to make a same product, because (Sharapova) it is a marketing product”. Few things cheered so much to it as the triumph on Sharapova in the semifinals, a triumph that allowed the Belgian to reach the number one, but that feels that he was also the one of tennis on “glamour”. The Masters of Madrid was organized, according to Rodriguez, based on the Russian.

“All the Masters was done for Sharapova. it always played the same hour, always had the models recogepelotas. Marketing that does to him well to short term tennis, but I do not see it healthful for her, nor long term for tennis, because it is a form to forget the game”.

The Argentinean creates in addition who Clijsters is hypocritical, and blames the Belgian and his surroundings to send “low blows” against Henin. “As soon as Justine began to gain Kim to him, gained its first Grand Slam and was number one, was accusations of doping on the part of the father (of Clijsters) and of her about lack of fair-play”, it remembers.

“If they had apologized, he did not pass anything, we are not rencorosos. but when they come to speak to you as if nothing had happened… There is certain hipocresía”. Rodriguez opposes the tennis of Henin and Amelie Mauresmo - “two normal girls” - with the one of Sharapova.

“It is necessary to see what is privileged. Mauresmo also plays very well tennis. Although it is necessary to say the things: they are small normal, are not small ugly, but they are not Sharapova, Dementieva or Kournikova either. The consumer society today moves thus. One is about the pretty girls, glamour, the types that have `look' (good aspect)… and the silver (money). Today, everything what the WTA does is done with only an aim, that is the money”.

Beyond the rivals, Rodriguez is one of the keys of the success of Henin-Hardenne. They have been known for more than ten years, and is since then its trainer. It is the first time that an Argentine trainer takes to a tennis player to number one of the world. And Rodriguez does not imagine a future without Henin to their side.

“Everything is arranged so that we pruned to follow together. We shared projects and ambitions”, says Rodriguez, discreet an ex- tennis player who let his country almost 20 years ago to be transferred to Belgium, where began a new life. Although it is not far from sonrojar itself, finally does not hide that it produces satisfaction to him to be the first Argentinean in conquering number one like trainer.

“It is a newness. One does not think much about that, but a little flattered feels, because the trainer contributes. I was the sufficiently bad thing as player as to give account to me of the difficult thing that it is”, it explains. Rodriguez is not a trainer to the use. It seems, per moments, the older brother of Henin, worried about the taste that the tennis player has by the speed and the adrenalin. “He enchants to release adrenalin to Him throwing itself in parachute. And I say `to him as you want', but the parachute is not opened safe that it is the end of your race. But it is certain that it does not ski, because there is easy that one is injured of gravity. And it still did not prove to throw itself of a bridge, I hope that it does not do it”.

Rigorous planner, Rodriguez wants that their player is in 2007 the dominant tennis player, who stays in number one of the principle to the aim. And he also dreams whereupon he gains the Grand Slam - the four great matches in the same season, although he almost says it in low voice. “He is something very strong, one does not want to think, is very enormous, but we can be allowed to dream”, admits. The dream is not so far, because Henin played the the four end of Grand Slam in 2006, although only gained the one of Roland Garros.
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how you going to post that and then refuse to do a translation?
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"maria sharapova doesnt bring nothing new to tennis she doesnt have any strategy when she plays" true i guess
also he says that anna k is pretier that her and venus and seles are louder than her too

the whole clijsters situation maybe for that reason kim and justine arent close
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wow, a pretty heavy article. As things may be, he is still the best coach out there right now

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Well it's typical Carlos.......Justine good, everyone else bad.
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Carlos Rodriguez: the smartest man in women's tennis.
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Well it's typical Carlos.......Justine good, everyone else bad.
Well, yeah. But that's what makes him such a good coach for someone like Justine. He'd be a rubbish journalist or commentator but he really is a fantastic coach.
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why does carlos does the bragging and complains? No wonder Justine is not as friendly to other players as it seems.

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the clijsters quotes are old!

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I agree with Carlos on many things and applaud him for his outspokenness but, at the same time, I am not sure that this really helps JUJU.
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Mucho de lo que dijo el entrenador es cierto.
NO es bueno para el tenis concentrarse solamente en la belleza. There are many beautiful tennis players but not all are working hard.
It's a pity the situation with Kim. The thing there is
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“En cuanto Justine comenzó a ganarle a Kim, ganó su primer Grand Slam y fue número uno, hubo acusaciones de doping por parte del padre (de Clijsters) y de ella acerca de falta de fair-play”, recuerda
lol, se sorprende de q le acusen de marrullera y antideportiva?

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