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Re: Nico News and Articles
Good interview with Nico on Radio Cooperativa yesterday. He sounds calm, and sounds like he has a good plan on returning...though somewhat tentative about returning.
From Radio Cooperativa:
Nicolas Massú (18º of the ATP) does not want that the anxiety by returning al circuit, after four inactive months by a seguidilla of injuries, to ruin him his plans. By this, the double Olympic champion is taken all with calm and will decide its participation in the tournament of Houston only after coaching this weekend in the United States.
The viñamarino commented that after analyzing at length with its medical and technical team the evolution of its tendonitis in the left ankle was resolved to travel to North America.
"It was not easy to decide because one has always the fear to be injured again, but I had a quite long meeting and we have analyzed it two or three times for week. I believe that the moment to be gone arrived, but I do not know if I can play or not", said Massú.
"My intention is to play and if I cannot act I will coach there, but I am ready or I lack a little", added.
Massú has clear that his return to the circuit, after his last match in the second round of the Australian Open, will not be an immediate process.
"I know that will be complicated because I note it in the training, my groundstrokes are not the same that when one is well and therefore would not miss me that the first two weeks the results accompany not me, but one always goes with faith", confessed.
"I know that after the third or fourth week I go to recently yield and to seek results, now I am going to reintegrate me in the circuit", added.
The double Olympic champion will travel in the night from this Friday to United States, to coach in Houston this Saturday 16 and Sunday 17. The tournament on courts of green clay will leave Monday 18.
Looking at Düsseldorf and the Cup Davis
Last March 13, Nicolas Massú cited to a press conference where declared openly its disagreement with which Horacio de la Pena have been in charge of the national team of Cup Davis, al same time that was a technician of Fernando González, something that qualified as "little ethical".
After the relief, the viñamarino indicated that the theme is absolutely surpassed and even indicated that has no problem in working with the Argentine coach during the World Cup in Düsseldorf, Germany.
"Does not it pass anything... we are going to work to Düsseldorf. Fernando goes with his coach, I go with mine (Patricio Rodriguez) and we are going to treat to win for third time. Thus of simple", it declared.
In another theme, Massú expects that al executive that will assume the Chile Tennis Confederacy, after the elections of the next one 4 of May, considered the opinion of the players on who should direct the national team of Cup Davis.
"It is all clearer, the person that arrive (as the president of the confederacy) can have his opinion, but he has to ask it to him the tennis players, who are the protagonists. Here it is not like the soccer... we are four and what is important is that we feel well. The same thing gives me the captain, but always I have my opinion", said. (Cooperative.cl)