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Re: METZ! Vacation Continues...Maybe Someday Nico Will Play Tennis Again :(

NICO!!!!! What possible reason could he have to not play????? All I can think is that he is just weary of working hard to improve his rank and getting bad draws....still, not playing won't help that situtation....very sad about this.... Wish Nico would talk about it and give us some insight....

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In case that someone wants to know why Nico isn't playing this week, here it is this article (in spanish) thanks to GonzoFan that found it for me ... Gracias chica

And thanks to No1Rios that told me the possible reason of drooping out from Metz, even before knowing from Papá Massu

EL VIÑAMARINO VOLVERÁ A JUGAR EN ESTOCOLMO:
Massú se borró de Metz

Para sorpresa general, Nicolás Massú no jugará en Metz y recién regresará al circuito la próxima semana, en Estocolmo.

Se daba por descontado que Nicolás Massú (45º del mundo) volvería a la actividad en el ATP de Metz (302 mil euros, cemento bajo techo), que arranca mañana en Francia.

Sin embargo, el viñamarino decidió borrarse de la cita gala y retornar al tour recién la próxima semana, cuando dispute el ATP de Estocolmo (Suecia, 659 mil euros, cemento bajo techo).

El motivo de la decisión fue, sencillamente, que el bicampeón olímpico necesitaría cumplir una actuación sobresaliente en una superficie incómoda para conseguir un ascenso en el ranking.

"Como obtuvo tan buenos resultados en arcilla, tendría que llegar a la final para que valga la pena. Por eso, optó por prepararse bien para sus últimos torneos", afirmó su padre y representante, Manuel Massú.

El tenista, que estuvo practicando en Buenos Aires junto a su coach, Gabriel Markus, voló el viernes a Santiago para preparar en la capital chilena su regreso al circuito.

Massú viajará el miércoles a Suecia para tomar parte del torneo de Estocolmo. El viñamarino no defiende unidades, pero requeriría una actuación relevante (llegar a semifinales, por lo menos) para ascender en la clasificación y poder cumplir con su objetivo, que es ser sembrado en el Abierto de Australia 2007.

La gira europea de Massú proseguirá en el Masters Series de Madrid, torneo del que, por el momento, está afuera por cinco puestos; aunque es muy poco probable que se vea condenado a disputar las clasificaciones.

Posteriormente, disputará el ATP de Lyon, aunque más complicada está su presencia en el Masters Series de París, donde está nueve lugares fuera del cuadro principal y podría verse amenazado de jugar la qualy.

En todo caso, en los dos Masters Series defiende apenas primera ronda, por lo que cualquier actuación superior a eso redundará en una mayor recaudación de unidades.

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Re: METZ! Vacation Continues...Maybe Someday Nico Will Play Tennis Again :(

Not a good reason for me ... Nico needs more matchs in hardcourts before Madrid

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Not a good reason for me ... Nico needs more matchs in hardcourts before Madrid
Unfortunately, yes, that explanation made no sense.

If I'm reading it right, he isn't playing in Metz because he needs more practice to do better for the other tournaments.

He's had like 4 weeks at home - wasn't he practicing then?

And he doesn't need practice - he desperately needs on-court time.

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no, he decided not to play 'cause even if he'd have make it to the final in Metz, that would show no difference at all in his ranking, so he decided to skip it and continue practicing so besides practicing in Argentina, he'll fly this wednesday to start his preparation in Stockholm a few days earlier.

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no, he decided not to play 'cause even if he'd have make it to the final in Metz, that would show no difference at all in his ranking, so he decided to skip it and continue practicing so besides practicing in Argentina, he'll fly this wednesday to start his preparation in Stockholm a few days earlier.
Bottom line is that he needs to play - whether it makes a difference in his ranking or not - he hasn't played in weeks while everyone else has. No better practice than actual play.
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Bottom line is that he needs to play - whether it makes a difference in his ranking or not - he hasn't played in weeks while everyone else has. No better practice than actual play.
That's right ... THis isn't about ranking, it's about be ready for the tournaments where Nico can win important points (MS)

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