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post #31 of (permalink) Old 07-04-2005, 12:45 PM Thread Starter
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Re: Thank Goodness No Yucky Grass in Gstaad!

Hope he just goes out and plays his game rather than worrying about points. Easier said than done.


The Chilean tennis player needs to renew the titles of Athens and Kitzbühel, the semifinals of Basilea and Amersfoort, besides a second round in the US Open. Almost nothing. But has faith.

After a disaster semester, with injuries, absences and low actions, Nicolas Massú faces the second part of the year with the armed better sensation to be to take up again the level that a year ago consecrated it as tennis player top ten and Olympic champion.

Nevertheless, the impossibility to obtain a solid mattress of points in the previous weeks, places al viñamarino in the delicate more 80 percent situation to defend of the score that achieved in this period the 2004 and that still maintains it inside the 30 better than the world.

And the panorama is seen dark. In the two following months the Chilean needs to renew the titles of Athens (400) and Kitzbühel (250), the semifinals of Basilea (110) and Amersfoort (75), out of a second round in the US Open. Beyond that the own player assure that his maximum worry is to play again its better tennis, also a good ranking should import him, therefore impedes him to be rival direct of the better tennis players in the preliminary rounds. Otherwise, if you left of the 50 first, perfectly could be matched in a first round of a tournament with Roger Federer or Lleyton Hewitt.

Therefore that Massú did not waste time and remained coaching in Europe to be put physically ready for the mini season that will do on clay in that continent, before travelling to dispute the championships of the American summer.

The national tennis player that has just fallen in the second return of Wimbledon, begins their participation in the ATP of Gstaad, Swiss, a glamorous tournament nailed in the heart of the Alps, where today (9.30 hours of Chile) will face al German Behrend, to whom has beaten in two of the three occasions in which they have been faced. The Russian one Nikolai Davydenko and the Argentine one Gastón Gaudio are the candidates al title.
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