Here's the translation of the article FFGC posted.
I'll be criticized for criticizing him, but he has to realize that the press is going to ask about his fall from #9 in the world to #102. It's news. He might not like it; we might not like it, but it's their job. And it's not the press' job to be cheerleaders for these guys.
It's not like they are bashing him...like Jon Wertheim did to Andy. Though it would be nice if they got facts right now and again.
From El Mercurio (translation):
"I have the right to suffer a fall"
The Olympic champion confesses tired that be spoken so much of its routs or of its fall in the ranking. "In the Latin-American tour they asked me every day regarding my continued first round losses. This week the news is that I left the top one hundred first and the next week, it will be something else. ..”, he complains.
Nicolas Massú is "calm" and even "happy", but he doesn't deny that he is unhappy that he is spoken about so much in his bad moment.
"I'm not angry with anybody particular, but what bothers me is the fact that they always ask me the same thing. In the press conferences of all the tournaments in South America or in Australia, it is always the same questions. In Vina I was speaking with the press at three in the morning, and I feel that everything that I said and the explanations that I give are no use at all, because later they ask me same questions again. In Mexico the journalists read me some questions and noted that the guestions had been sent from Chile. Then, at times I think, why speak... Chile is a super successful country, but they have been the most critical with me in recent years. At times they see me in the court with some attitudes, that I am nervous, anxious, but it is because I want to do well. After ten years, I have the right to suffer a fall. I don't deny that I have fallen, but I feel that I have the right to suffer a fall", confesses the viñamarino, who is scheduled to debut tomorrow in the Masters Series of Indian Wells.
-But it is logical that be spoken a lot if things don't go well, because you are one of the few important Chilean sportsmen. And if it has left the top ten, it is news, because this hasn't happened since five years ago...
"No, I'm not bothered, but it's the attention and that is spoken about so much and that new aspects always be sought after about me. Before the Cup Davis against Israel, they asked me every day regarding why I had lost in several first rounds. Now, in the Latin-American tour, passed the same thing. This week the news is that I left the top one hundred and the next week, it will be another thing... Now, I always said that I had to take advantage of the good moments of my career, because not always would things go as well. Clearly that I do not like to be 102º of the world, it isn't somewhat rich, it isn't somewhat pretty, but I have always played to be a winner. And that is why I haven't gone to small tournaments, where I would be able to have won some matches and, maybe, now I would be 80º. But I didn't do it because I need to win matches in large tournaments.
Now I am going to change a little: I will play some challengers, but it is because the more tournaments and matches that I play, the better I will feel.
[Hmmm...he can't get into the bigger tournaments now.] It always has been so".
-It has complicated enough the panorama in terms of ensuring your entry to the tournaments.
"Yes, clear. I am 102º and I need to enter to Roland Garros and Wimbledon, and I am not sure in these moments. Therefore I entered the challenger of Naples, because I need to assure the entrance to those Grand Slams, besides preparing myself for the Davis Cup against Canada playing on clay. But there are things that don't help. For example, finally I took a match on the clay in Acapulco, but to the other week already I had to go to Las Vegas, to play in altitude, on hard court and, for worse, drew in the first round a type of player with a tremendous serve (Ernests Gulbis). In hardcourt, I can play even better than on clay, but only when I'm at my better level. When I'm not doing as well, it agrees with me more to pay clay, because there I'm able to regulate more and play depends more on myself. On hardcourt, on the other hand, the type of player touches you that serves well and there is not a lot that can be done".
-¿Are you motivated to be 65º in the rankings?
"What I would like is to be 45º after Wimbledon
, for then I can enter directly in the Masters Series in the second part of the season. This year I would like to go to the tournaments that I want to play, but for that I have to improve in the ranking. Therefore, after the Davis Cup (in April), I'm going to go to Houston and to the Bermuda challenger, these are two tournaments that can help me a lot. If all goes well there, the year can change me".
-Also it must have bothered you that was spoken a lot that Paul Capdeville could be the number two of Chile...
"I am used to that every week when they ask me different things, and I think that I answered them as I feel. They are subtopics and I can say that I don't like to be the number 2, I'd like to be the number 1. And not only in Chile. For example, in Miami, I'm going to go thinking about winning the tournament, because always I try to be the best of all. I consider 101 up the players in the ranking, and I want to be above everyone and not of some particular country".
-¿How much has it helped to have played better in the two last weeks?
"It was very good to win him against (Carlos) Moya in the way that I beat him. After the match, I remained a lot of while thinking about why I had not reached that level of tennis before that time. I'm training well, in great level. I continue to be motivated and I only lack to win more, that is it more important, but already I have to be given. I do not see why I cannot do it again. Today I have a lot more clear than before how hit the backhand, I know how to use the slice. Perhaps my forehand does a little less damage than before, but I feel that I can be an a lot better tennis player now".