I was at Nico's 2nd qualie match today (the Lapentti one) and it was a high-quality battle from both. Both were quite dominant in their service games. There was a lot of nice serve and volleying from Nico and his BH was great today. I wish they had given him a WC but hopefully he will qualify tomorrow and prove them wrong. Felt bad for Gio Lapentti, he definitely showed enough quality to qualify too.
It was a match watched by not so many people and even though I was next to Lapentti's coach, I still gave Nico some audible support (which after the match he did thank me for, which was sweet). Clement was also watching and cheering him on (most of the time shirtless, so evidently taking advantage of the match as an opportunity to sunbathe
I'll have pictures eventually but you will have to be patient for those. Also, hope to watch him tomorrow. Always a joy to see Nico!