thanks for those pics Sophie...i'd seen the pic drinking with Olivier and co but not the others
Do you have any idea when this picture was taken?
The second round of Houston is not a bad result, but well, he could take at least a set from Haas. According the statistics of both matches Nicolas had heaps of break points but won just a few of them. And in that second round match both players had an equal number of BPs, five, but you know the result. A little bit nervous game is in the air, may suppose Haas won so easily just because of his experience.
So the lack of experience of the highest level matches is the main minus of Challengers I think. As for the rest, I see nothing bad that he prefers playing at that circle, and as Emily said that's a rather good stategy of mixing challengers with some bigger tournaments. But "getting too good for challengers" is a really nice wish
Sure, it'll be cool if he could start playing bigger tournies but for the moment I just hope he can gather some more points too...especially after seeing he had dropped to no. 105 on the ATP list
Normally he's dropped so much because he had to miss Monza Challenger he won last year, so he couldn't defend his points and so on. But do hope he'll be back to the Top 100 very soon and then will also come to rewrite his highest ranking which was 81st position.
Bermuda draw is out and seems to be quite fine for Nico. Would love to see him going farer than usually this year