Popular Tennis Player Guillermo Corio

Guillermo Corio

Guillermo Corio was born in Venado Tuerto, Argentina on January 13, 1982. He was named after the great Guillermo Vilas of Argentine.  His father, Oscar was a tennis coach and introduced tennis to Corio who started playing this game as soon as he was trained to walk.  Corio is the oldest of the three brothers. He was approved as a professional by the turn of century, finishing as a top-ten player for three consecutive years from 2003-05. Corio was one of the best ever players on the ATP tour whose timing matched naturally for the clay courts. His counter-puncher style of play was appreciated by many.

Unfortunately, in April 2001, Corio tested positive for a banned drug called as nandrolone. This controversy happened after a match against Michel Kratochvil and was primarily disqualified from tennis for two years which was reduced to 7 months later on. He resumed his tennis profession in March 2002. The year 2002 was a reconstruction year for Carlo and by the end he was able to make up for his ranking from World No.97 to World No.45. He beat Andre Agassi in the quarterfinals at the 2003 French Open, and later kept recognizing himself in July 2003, as the new king of clay. This was when h won three tournaments in a row in a short time span of just 3 weeks. Buenos Aires cup in 2004 was another clay court win. Final of the 2004 NASDAQ-100 Open was his triumph on hard court, where his opponent was Andy Roddick.

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