A short summary of what has been going on lately.
After losing in Beijing Nico lost his first round matches in Metz, Moscow and Basel and Q1 matches in Madrid and Paris
Meanwhile he ends his season at his best doubles ranking ever (#212 this week). He's currently #71 in singles but will probably lose a few more positions since he has some more points to defend from the last year when he was playing Challengers almost until the end of November.
In Basel Nico was interview by a French journalist with a weird sense of humour who assumed that Nicolas has claustrophobia and that's why he can't win a match indoor. Nico himself told that he knows that it's important to be able to play indoor but he can't simply feel any pleasure while doing it. Though he thinks it's rather a question of confidence. In his last match on clay this year he lost to Serra while he was up 6-3 5-3 and had a match ball. And this loss really hurt him.
More details and pictures are here
Hope everyone is fine