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That was close against Montanes! Zut! But 63rd in rankings, that's a good number...but for example 33 is my lucky number...what do you think, Nico?

I remember the new joke about Federer, featuring Montanes. When Fed lost to Karlovic, someone wrote here on MTF: "What will be next? Losing to Montanes in US Open 1st round?"

Yes, Irina, I checked the blog Maybe because there weren't any pics.

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Ruben Ramirez-Hidalgo is an intruiging player. A complete nobody who near the age of 30 worked himself up to be a competitive claycourter (2006-2007), beating Ferrer at RG, leading Federer 5-1 in the final set in Masters Series tournament.

His playing style is also of interest, he is the most technically pure moonballer on the tour
miles ahead of Nadal in esthetic terms, complete with a never-failing trademark grunt. A legend.
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i sit on central court in the front row, turn my head back over whole stand and the vip lounge above and see RRHs moonballs from court #2
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NICOLAS Beat Andujar in three and is in the US Open 2nd round!

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Ruben Ramirez-Hidalgo is an intruiging player. A complete nobody who near the age of 30 worked himself up to be a competitive claycourter (2006-2007), beating Ferrer at RG, leading Federer 5-1 in the final set in Masters Series tournament.

His playing style is also of interest, he is the most technically pure moonballer on the tour
miles ahead of Nadal in esthetic terms, complete with a never-failing trademark grunt. A legend.
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Nico!!!
(And now allez Seb )

Next is Querrey, and I think he's pretty beatable, isn't he?
No pictures so far (and I believe Nico should be wearing some new outfit too), but the FFT have heard my prayers and they put online Nico's interview: http://www.fft.fr/usopen/2008/?id=3941.
There is nothing new actually, but it's anyway SUCH a pleasure to listen to Nico's happy voice He says Andujar played a final of a Challenger in Spain so he arrived to New York only on Monday and surely was a bit tired. Though anyway in the beginning it was a bit hard against him. Nicolas is happy to win and he is pretty satisfied with his draw. Also he claims he's gained a lot of confidence recently - something that I'm especially glad to hear

EDIT: ok, to let Maria begin her morning with something especially pleasant here is one photo from the match. Well, Nicolas looks nice in classy outfits, too, but why can't he put on for his matches something like that Kitz' "delicious" T-shirt? Then he'd surely beat any rival

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Nico So happy for him to make the 2nd round. I'm glad he's confident because I've been very confident in him just lately after all those good results in the challengers!

Good luck next round Nicolas
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Lost to Querrey 6/7(8) 4/6 6/4 3/6. But I'm anyway so proud of him

"Those who are skilful and really the best ones don't have a bad luck [reasons of their falls are in themselves only]." - Ole Einar Bjørndalen, who is not just best of the best; he can do everything.

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Yes, it's no shame for Nico losing to 1,98 m Querrey! Anyways, I'd love to see them shaking hands at the net, that had to be so CUTE

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Ruben Ramirez-Hidalgo is an intruiging player. A complete nobody who near the age of 30 worked himself up to be a competitive claycourter (2006-2007), beating Ferrer at RG, leading Federer 5-1 in the final set in Masters Series tournament.

His playing style is also of interest, he is the most technically pure moonballer on the tour
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Tough and very long loss to Serra in Bucharest. Did win his first round of doubles, though.
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Never mind, it was close! Good luck in doubles, Nico!

P.S. Irina, I LOVE your avatar!!!

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Ruben Ramirez-Hidalgo is an intruiging player. A complete nobody who near the age of 30 worked himself up to be a competitive claycourter (2006-2007), beating Ferrer at RG, leading Federer 5-1 in the final set in Masters Series tournament.

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This week Nicolas is ranked 60, new best ranking!
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The picture I've posted before was viewed 53 times so far Anyway nice to see someone else but Maria, Peta and myself coming and even posting here
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Tough and very long loss to Serra in Bucharest. Did win his first round of doubles, though.
Tough yes, but as for long... His matches rarely last less than 2 hours
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Never mind, it was close! Good luck in doubles, Nico!

P.S. Irina, I LOVE your avatar!!!
His three last losses to Montanes, Querrey and Serra were all close matches, where one single ball could turn things around. On one hand, yeah, it's good to see what a fighter he is, never gives up, fights till the very last ball, plays not worse at all than those guys etc. But on the other hand, such close losses are too frustrating, if I followed it on a scoreboard it takes me then a day to recover

Thanks

BTW, I want officially announce that I HATE the way Nico picks tournaments to play!!! Basel, huh
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This week Nicolas is ranked 60, new best ranking!
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This Romanian tournament confused me putting Nico's best ranking as 63 and his current ranking as 65 Anyway...
Nicolas

EDIT: they are into the semis!!

"Those who are skilful and really the best ones don't have a bad luck [reasons of their falls are in themselves only]." - Ole Einar Bjørndalen, who is not just best of the best; he can do everything.

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What's so wrong with Basel? It's a beautiful city

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Ruben Ramirez-Hidalgo is an intruiging player. A complete nobody who near the age of 30 worked himself up to be a competitive claycourter (2006-2007), beating Ferrer at RG, leading Federer 5-1 in the final set in Masters Series tournament.

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EDIT: they are into the semis!!


I Nico for putting up with the goldfish!

(Thanks for the link yesterday, Irina. )

"History is filled with losers who never won anything themselves, but who ruin the success of others."
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Woo semis for Nico and Paulo Fantastic

and up to 60 in the rankings is just awesome! Tough loss to Serra this week though... SO close
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What's so wrong with Basel? It's a beautiful city
If you were a Frenchie and could choose from Lyon, SPb and Basel, where would you go? In addition, Basel always has the strongest field, he is the last direct entry at the moment, and he is the only Frenchman to play there this year
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I Nico for putting up with the goldfish!

(Thanks for the link yesterday, Irina. )
They make a perfect duo

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Woo semis for Nico and Paulo Fantastic

and up to 60 in the rankings is just awesome! Tough loss to Serra this week though... SO close
BTW, it's not just #60 in the rankings, he is also between Hewitt and Moya, two former #1! And he is French #9, the best national ranking too

"Those who are skilful and really the best ones don't have a bad luck [reasons of their falls are in themselves only]." - Ole Einar Bjørndalen, who is not just best of the best; he can do everything.

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If you were a Frenchie and could choose from Lyon, SPb and Basel, where would you go?
spb of course. they shouldn't be allowed to choose.

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