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OFF SEASON NEWS: Knocked Down in 2007, But Getting Back Up Again In 2008

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NicoFan
10-14-2007, 06:11 PM
Okay, I know, there's supposed to be two more tournaments to go.

But Nico should just go home and think about 2008.

I'm ignoring these last two tournaments. :tape: :angel: :lol:

2007 has been a nightmare.

In 2008, Nico needs to get a new coach and a whole new strategy.

So here's the theme song for 2008:

;) :lol:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_lJIjdajBww&mode=related&search=

kidnicky
10-14-2007, 06:31 PM
I was about to say that we need vacations of this but actually we have only suffered like one day every week and that's all :tape: I feel like if the off season would have started since the midle of the year for him :shrug: I can't remember when was the last time that I follow more of one match every 7 days :sobbing:

This can't be the end!! he has to come back no matter if this means that I should stop following him for being the big jinx :bigcry:

kidnicky
10-14-2007, 06:33 PM
btw I know it's ridiculous but I just checked your theme song and I loved that song :haha: it makes me wanna jump around the room everytime that I listen to it :rolls:

NicoFan
10-14-2007, 07:39 PM
:lol:

I love that song too - I always get up and dance around the room. :lol: :lol:

kidnicky
10-14-2007, 08:05 PM
and the lyrics are the same over and over again :rolls: I get knocked out but I get up again you've never going to keep me down :bounce: :lol:

NicoFan
10-14-2007, 08:09 PM
and the lyrics are the same over and over again :rolls: I get knocked out but I get up again you've never going to keep me down :bounce: :lol:

That's why I like it too - Nico must get back up again. :sad: Tennis won't be the same unless he's there in the mix of things. :sad:

Alx
10-14-2007, 08:18 PM
now I have this song in my head :ras:

NicoFan
10-14-2007, 08:38 PM
now I have this song in my head :ras:

Sorrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrry. :o :lol:

TommyB.
10-14-2007, 08:49 PM
one hit wonder :lol:

This is my 2008 theme:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TPsXKbRi7CA&mode=related&search=

:music:

Alx
10-14-2007, 08:56 PM
sorry Tommy, I like hairy guys but your song doesn't beat Nicofan's song :o

:singer: I get knocked out :bounce: :bounce:

NicoFan
10-14-2007, 09:03 PM
one hit wonder :lol:

This is my 2008 theme:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TPsXKbRi7CA&mode=related&search=

:music:


Excellent song TommyB! :yeah: The lyrics fit too.

And love the hair on the guys. :woohoo: :lol:

NicoFan
10-15-2007, 03:35 PM
I'm going to post this everyday until it happens: :angel: :lol:

Wishing, hoping, praying for a new coach in 2008. :yeah:

:lol:

kidnicky
10-15-2007, 03:42 PM
I think we're going to see then a loooot of posts from you NicoFan :rolleyes: :lol:

NicoFan
10-15-2007, 03:43 PM
I know... :sad:

kidnicky
10-15-2007, 03:48 PM
I don't even have an idea who could be a good coach for Nico :shrug: .. but they should know more about coaches available than us :p .. but I don't have my hopes too high about a change in that matter :retard:

you know who I miss so much?? :awww: :lol: ... I don't know why and I even have not seen Nico without him :rolls:

NicoFan
10-15-2007, 03:55 PM
I miss Gaby too. It's a shame that it didn't work out between them. He was so good to Nico. And contrary to opinion by la familia de tenis :rolleyes:, he was an excellent coach. :sad:

A lot of this is Nico. Just his comments about Gaby show that he isn't really looking for the "right" things from a coach. A coach isn't a buddy to travel the world with. A coach is a person who kicks your butt so you'll win. A person like Jimmy who says - losing is not an option.

I don't know who is available. I can only hope that he'll chose a coach for the right reasons this time. And get someone who will kick his butt.

NicoFan
10-15-2007, 03:56 PM
(And get an American so I can see him more. :angel: :lol: )

kidnicky
10-15-2007, 04:07 PM
Well la familia del tenis can kiss my .... :lol: ... he is a great coach no matter what they say, he is a coach and he did a good job also taking care of the boy, we know how crazy Nico drove him during all these years, nobody else would have stay all that time with Nico :lol:

and you know that I totally agree with you about the rest :rolls: ... but anyway it's a mu point to keep talking about this :p

the only thing that I want if he gest a new coach is that he never skips the LA swing, he can go wherever he wants after that :lol:

NicoFan
10-15-2007, 04:37 PM
I know that it's a moot point but I can't help myself. :lol: I'm worried that he's going to stay with Pato and Nano. :tape:

And I agree about the LA swing...he has to do that, and I doubt that he would ever not play in those tournaments. It makes me really annoyed with the LA players don't bother to support those tournaments. :(

kidnicky
10-15-2007, 04:58 PM
he can keep Nano as his travel buddy :lol: but he needs another coach not Pato for godnesake :tape:

I also doubt that he ever thinks about skipping the LA tournaments but I can't help myself and I'm always worried about that :lol: we only have that month of tournaments here and that's it, nothing for the rest of the year :awww: and I agree with you about the LA players not supporting those tournaments, I mean the ones that have a "good ranking" always sing up and withdraw at the last minute and you only see the announcement on a newspaper when you arrived to the tournament, I won't mention names :tape: ... it's hard to believe that someone like JCFerrero and Moya are the ones that you can see on those tournaments except our well ranked players :p

NicoFan
10-15-2007, 08:16 PM
I won't mention names either. ;) :lol:

It is really annoying.

And I love Carlos and JC because they come to LA. A :hug: and a :kiss: for both of them. :yeah:

kidnicky
10-15-2007, 10:04 PM
yes it is annoying, is not like I'm going to die if they don't show up, I'm happy with one there :lol: but for the rest of the people that pay to go to see them and they barely can see them walking to go to the press conference when they're lucky enough :shrug:

Carlos is a sweetheart and I've to say that I fall in love of JCF for coming this year, great tennis in all of his matches and the semi between both of them was amazing :worship: ... and he is cute too btw :p :lol:

NicoFan
10-15-2007, 10:58 PM
Both Carlos and JCF are sweetiepies and cutiepies! :yeah: :lol: Especially when their hair is a bit longer. :yeah:

kidnicky
10-15-2007, 11:05 PM
yes :drool: but I preffer JCF :tape: :lol:

NicoFan
10-17-2007, 12:22 AM
I almost forgot my daily post. ;) :lol:

Wishing, hoping, praying for a new coach in 2008. :yeah:

kidnicky
10-17-2007, 02:40 AM
:haha: I've forgotten about your daily post :rolls:

NicoFan
10-20-2007, 05:54 PM
Oooopppsss..forgot this for three days. :eek: :lol:

Wishing, hoping, praying for a new coach in 2008. :yeah:
Wishing, hoping, praying for a new coach in 2008. :yeah:
Wishing, hoping, praying for a new coach in 2008. :yeah:

:lol:

kidnicky
10-20-2007, 06:19 PM
yes shame shame on you :lol:

NicoFan
10-28-2007, 10:06 PM
Fergie - could you make this thread a sticky?

And we can use it for off season news.

Gracias... :hug:

GonzoFan
10-28-2007, 10:17 PM
Hi everyone! :wavey:

I know I'v been away Nico's forum for suuuuch a loooong time and I'm really sorry about that :sad: but my live has been crazy these last months but I'm glad things are better now and I'm not that busy too. Too bad this happens when the season is almost over though ... :awww:

Still I'v been following Nico's results and really this is just a year to forget about ... he has to put it behind and let's hope he'll come back next year as the Nico we all know.

I wish him the best of lucks for next year! :yeah:

NicoFan
10-28-2007, 10:43 PM
Hi GF!!! :wavey:

We missed you!!! :hug:

Glad you're not busy anymore...we'll be here during the off season :lol: so we'll have to say 'hola' again from time to time here or on Fernando's board. :)

Sparko1030
10-29-2007, 03:02 AM
:bounce: :hug: Gonzofan! its great to see you here again-and thanks for the supportive words-its has been a tough year for Nico and his fans-next year HAS to be better! (hope hope hope)

kidnicky
10-29-2007, 03:09 AM
glad to see you here GonzoFan :hug:

tough year? what year? :silly: :lol:

Fergie
10-29-2007, 03:09 AM
Fergie - could you make this thread a sticky?

And we can use it for off season news.

Gracias... :hug:

Done ;)

NicoFan
10-29-2007, 01:49 PM
Gracias Fergie. :hug:

Fergie
10-29-2007, 02:45 PM
:p

Zuleta: "Nicolás está tranquilo porque está jugando bien"

SANTIAGO.- Habrá que esperar algunos días por el análisis que Nicolás Massú haga de su final de temporada 2007, ya que el tenista chileno pasará algunas horas más en Francia antes de regresar a Chile. Numéricamente, una seguidilla de derrotas desde julio en adelante marcan un año para el olvido, pero la mirada de su equipo técnico es distinta.

Leonardo Zuleta, uno de sus dos entrenadores, que permaneció en Santiago mientras Massú cerró el año acompañado por Patricio Rodríguez, asegura que "Nicolás está tranquilo porque está jugando bien. Lo más importante es que confirmó que está competitivo y te diría más, está altamente competitivo".

"Desde que lo vieron entrenando para la Copa Davis ante Isreal, él hizo partidos realmente cerrados y aunque perdió muchos de ellos, su tenis fue en alza. Ayer perdió con (Juan Martín) del Potro, que es un jugador muy competititvo, e hicieron un partido muy parejo, donde prácticamente no hubo diferencias. La diferencia entre ellos fueron dos o tres pelotas, nada más, y esas dos pelotas las va a ganar en un tiempo más", asegura un convincente y optimista Nano Zuleta.

Respecto del estado de ánimo actual de su dirigido, Zuleta reveló a Emol que "ese es uno de los grandes cambios que ha operado en Nico. Ahora está mucho más maduro, así que después de la calentura natural de perder un partido por tan poco, él está reflexivo, consciente de que sigue mejorando".

Ahora Nicolás Massú comenzará sus vacaciones, que se extendrán seguramente hasta la última semana de noviembre. Por esos días comenzará su pretemporada que debería realizarse en Nogales, en la parcela de Patricio Rodríguez, donde están todas las instalaciones necesarias para hacer un trabajo de esta naturaleza con la privacidad de un recinto privado.

Una vez que Massú y Rodríguez vuelvan de Europa, el equipo técnico del campeón olímpico se reunirá en Santiago para diseñar la temporada 2008, aunque desde ya se baraja la idea de que Massú intervenga en el primer torneo del año, donde tiene tres opciones: Doha, Chennai y Adelaida.

kidnicky
10-29-2007, 03:06 PM
it's better if I don't read that :rolleyes: :lol:

I copied this from alexito's thread, the ranking of the LA's players ... I know that I don't have to check the ranking thing but this is I don't know "hillarious"?? :p

LOS MEJORES LATINOAMERICANOS
14. Guillermo Cañas (ARG) 1.678
17. Juan Ignacio Chela (ARG) 1.455
20. Juan Mónaco (ARG) 1.385
21. David Nalbandian (ARG) 1.375
47. Agustín Calleri (ARG) 675
51. Juan Martín del Potro (ARG) 654
66. Sergio Roitman (ARG) 582
69. José Acasuso (ARG) 563
71. Carlos Berlocq (ARG) 547
75. Martín Vassallo Argüello (ARG) 521
79. Nicolás Massú (CHI) 511
83. Diego Hartfield (ARG) 489
85. Luis Horna (PER) 476
86. Mariano Zabaleta (ARG) 476
98. Alejandro Falla (COL) 430
100. Juan Pablo Brzezicki (ARG) 419

Roitman, Berlocq, Vassallo Arguello with better ranking than Nico :retard: and those guys are playing the Petrobras tour :p ... okay I won't say anything more :tape:

Fergie
10-29-2007, 03:09 PM
Even (Crap)Berlocq has a better ranking than Nico, that's is a bad signal :lol:

kidnicky
10-29-2007, 03:13 PM
I know :tape:

NicoFan
10-29-2007, 03:32 PM
That article in unbelievable. :mad:

It looks like he is going to stay with Pato and Nano. And he thinks that he is playing well. :haha: And AMAZINGLY IT SEEMS AS IF HE'S NOT GOING TO MAKE ANY CHANGES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

It's time to find another player to root for. This is total bs. :rolleyes:

I don't know if I would call his refusal to play in challengers despite his horrid ranking "hilarious" - I would go more with questionable and confusing.

kidnicky
10-29-2007, 03:43 PM
for me it's hilarious, I'm druged remember? :silly: :lol:

NicoFan
10-29-2007, 04:02 PM
I don't think that I will ever think of it as hilarious.

It's sad. :sad:

And I'm tired of following it.

kidnicky
10-29-2007, 04:09 PM
I said that I'll give him another chance for the next year, for me this year has ended long time ago and I preffer to not pay attention to that kind of information, it's not healthy for me to get angry or sad for that kind of articles :rolleyes: ... I'm gonna rest and get ready for the next year :o :lol:

You've better things to do than getting angry or sad for this NicoFan, try to forget it, I know it's hard but try it :hug:

NicoFan
10-29-2007, 04:36 PM
I do have better things to do. :lol:

I'm going to give it until the end of offseason.

If he doesn't have a new coach by then, well, I'll wish him well and thank him for a (sometimes :lol: ) enjoyable 5 1/2 years. :tape: :lol:

kidnicky
10-29-2007, 04:40 PM
NicoFan don't be so stubborn, he won't have another coach :rolls: so it's better if you understand this now :lol:

Fergie
10-29-2007, 04:43 PM
NicoFan is in denial :tape:

Don't waste your time thinking about it, Nico won't change his coachs (sadly) :hug:

kidnicky
10-29-2007, 04:48 PM
yes I've told her that like 3 times but she doesn't listen to me :banghead: :lol:

I already accepted it, he won't change his coaches that's 100% sure :tape:

NicoFan
10-29-2007, 04:54 PM
Well then I guess I have to find a new favorite player. :haha:

Cuz I'm not going through this again next year. :shrug: It's too loco.

And if he stays with Pato and Nano, he'll be out of the top 100 by the end of February.

kidnicky
10-29-2007, 05:12 PM
I want to see you doing that :rolls: no matter what you say I don't believe you :haha: Massu has driven us sooo crazy that we'll stick to him no matter what :cuckoo: :haha:

NicoFan
10-29-2007, 06:39 PM
:lol: :lol:

I know...I'll still be here, suffering through 2008. :rolleyes:

kidnicky
10-29-2007, 06:48 PM
at least you won't be alone :rolls:

btw if you see something on the news about the flooding in my town (Tabasco) ... I'm okay, I won't be flooded :p lots of people will but I live in a safe place so don't worry ;)

NicoFan
10-29-2007, 06:51 PM
Thanks for letting us know Kid!

That's awful for the people who are flooded.

Stay safe Senorita KidNicky!!!

kidnicky
10-29-2007, 07:00 PM
I told you because you're the one finding news about this and getting worried, it's raining a looot and some rivers have passed their edges now so that's why lots of pleople is being evacuated and lots of people are flooded already :awww:

but I'll be okay, the schools are not open for classes today neither tomorrow.

NicoFan
10-29-2007, 09:10 PM
Schools? :confused:

Did you go back to school and not tell us KidNicky???

Do you have to go to work?

kidnicky
10-29-2007, 09:13 PM
nah :lol: ...is just that my luck is that bad since there are no classes when I'm not at school anymore :rolls:

and yes I do have to come to work, that's why I wish I'd be at school yet :o :p

ChinoRios4Ever
10-29-2007, 10:08 PM
it's better if I don't read that :rolleyes: :lol:

I copied this from alexito's thread, the ranking of the LA's players ... I know that I don't have to check the ranking thing but this is I don't know "hillarious"?? :p

LOS MEJORES LATINOAMERICANOS
14. Guillermo Cañas (ARG) 1.678
17. Juan Ignacio Chela (ARG) 1.455
20. Juan Mónaco (ARG) 1.385
21. David Nalbandian (ARG) 1.375
47. Agustín Calleri (ARG) 675
51. Juan Martín del Potro (ARG) 654
66. Sergio Roitman (ARG) 582
69. José Acasuso (ARG) 563
71. Carlos Berlocq (ARG) 547
75. Martín Vassallo Argüello (ARG) 521
79. Nicolás Massú (CHI) 511
83. Diego Hartfield (ARG) 489
85. Luis Horna (PER) 476
86. Mariano Zabaleta (ARG) 476
98. Alejandro Falla (COL) 430
100. Juan Pablo Brzezicki (ARG) 419

Roitman, Berlocq, Vassallo Arguello with better ranking than Nico :retard: and those guys are playing the Petrobras tour :p ... okay I won't say anything more :tape:

where's Feña Gonzalez in that list? :mad:

those all clowns like Escopeta, Craplocq and Che MVA has a better rank than Nico because they played many challenger events, Nico only cares about ATP tournaments :cool:

LOVELY
10-29-2007, 10:09 PM
That article in unbelievable. :mad:

It looks like he is going to stay with Pato and Nano. And he thinks that he is playing well. :haha: And AMAZINGLY IT SEEMS AS IF HE'S NOT GOING TO MAKE ANY CHANGES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

It's time to find another player to root for. This is total bs. :rolleyes:

I don't know if I would call his refusal to play in challengers despite his horrid ranking "hilarious" - I would go more with questionable and confusing.

I think Nico is playing well:shrug: Sorry but the last 3 matches I've seen ,he was playing a good tennis...Nothing to do with the matches I've seen this summer :o
I can compare as I've seen him all along the year...this summer was the worst time but now he plays better and his fighting spirit is back :)

NicoFan
10-29-2007, 10:48 PM
Felipe - Kid probably cut Fernando off! :tape: :lol: :haha:

Lovely - it does sound like he's playing better. He's still losing though so he still needs some work on his game. And good that the fighting spirit is back. :fiery:

kidnicky
10-29-2007, 10:56 PM
I didn't cutt Fernando off :o ... he wasn't on that list since he's the only LA player to be on the top ten and the first list was of the top ten players and then the best LA players without counting the top tens ... so :ras: to the one that was insinuating that I cutt Gonzalez off the list :rolls:

NicoFan
10-29-2007, 10:59 PM
:haha:

Sorrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrry Kid... :hug:

kidnicky
10-29-2007, 11:02 PM
you're making me look like the evil bitch on Nico's board, shame on you :o :haha:

NicoFan
10-29-2007, 11:04 PM
you're making me look like the evil bitch on Nico's board, shame on you :o :haha:

Sorrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrry....yes, shame on me. :o

(I thought it was funny though. :tape: :lol:)

kidnicky
10-29-2007, 11:25 PM
yes it could be funny for you and me but probably the rest of the chileans could think that I hate with all my soul to Gonzalez, which is not entirely true :rolls:

NicoFan
10-30-2007, 01:07 AM
yes it could be funny for you and me but probably the rest of the chileans could think that I hate with all my soul to Gonzalez, which is not entirely true :rolls:


I know...sorrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrry again Kid. :hug:

For all the Chileans...for the record, Kid doesn't hate Fernando...it's just that she only cares about our Nico. :)

(Hope that helps Kid! :angel: :lol:)

ChinoRios4Ever
10-30-2007, 02:29 AM
I understand Kid, take care :hug:

Sparko1030
10-30-2007, 02:39 AM
I told you because you're the one finding news about this and getting worried, it's raining a looot and some rivers have passed their edges now so that's why lots of pleople is being evacuated and lots of people are flooded already :awww:

but I'll be okay, the schools are not open for classes today neither tomorrow.


I'm relieved you are in a safe place Kid :) :hug: Thanks for letting us know. Too bad your workplace hasn't closed down like the schools though ;)


....on the brighter side, it is a little funny you have to defend yourself over Fernando being cut off the list :rolls: Sorrrrrrrrrrrrrry :devil:

kidnicky
10-30-2007, 02:48 AM
NicoFan has all the fault for this Sparko :ras: :lol: ... but yes it's better the explanation that you gave why Fernando isn't on that list :p

Thanks for understanding Felipe :p ... is just that I didn't see the point to post the top ten list since all of us know that :lol:

yes Sparko, to bad that we still have to work no matter how much rain we are having, the airport was closed this afternoon and there are tons of people working evacuating homes and getting ready for the worst, and it's still raining :rain:

NicoFan
10-31-2007, 02:09 PM
Hey!!!

Donde esta everyone today??????????????????

:sad:

kidnicky
10-31-2007, 02:25 PM
It's 8 am for me NicoFan, why do you think that I'll be posting before 8am?!? :retard: :lol: ... besides I'm living in the Mexican Venecia right now don't forget it :p

NicoFan
10-31-2007, 02:49 PM
:wavey: Kid!

Why is it 8:00 a.m. in Mexico? It's almost 11:00 here in Connecticut.

We are usually 1 hour apart.

:confused:

Are you flooded??? :scared:

Poor Kid! :hug:

kidnicky
10-31-2007, 03:07 PM
it was 8 am when you first posted, now it's 9 am :lol: ... okay 9.04 am, you haven't changed time yet? :shrug: I changed it the last weekend

I'm not flooded, I wouldn't be at work if I would be flooded but the situation isn't good for the rest of the city ... some pics that I found now, this happened today at 1am, the river started to enter to the city, this is actually downtown :eek: :sad:

http://www.tabascohoy.com/imagenes_galerias/2007/10/31/5031_TWOIXxLmov.jpg

http://www.tabascohoy.com/imagenes_galerias/2007/10/31/5031_wmZazOSpSh.jpg

http://www.tabascohoy.com/imagenes_galerias/2007/10/31/5031_pozfnZSpY3.jpg

http://www.tabascohoy.com/imagenes_galerias/2007/10/31/5031_CpxWXzZQHP.jpg

http://www.tabascohoy.com/imagenes_galerias/2007/10/31/5031_7PU2r4nIRT.jpg

NicoFan
10-31-2007, 03:15 PM
:eek:

Poor Kid and your poor town!! :hug:

It has become Venice. :scared:

So I'm assuming you won't go to work. Unless you have a boat.

I'm surprised you have electricity.

And we haven't changed time yet. That will be at midnight on Saturday.

kidnicky
10-31-2007, 03:22 PM
yes it's Venice now :sad: ... and I'm at work, I live very close to the office and we're in the highest area of the city so that's why I'm here :o

And I have electricity since I don't live that close to the flooded areas, some of my colleages are already away from their houses and also one of the dutches :p

NicoFan
10-31-2007, 03:28 PM
I'm glad that you are high up...but too bad that you have to go to work. :hug: :lol:

kidnicky
10-31-2007, 03:32 PM
yes it sucks :ras: :lol:

and btw that's why we're 2 hours apart, we already changed times ;)

NicoFan
10-31-2007, 03:59 PM
I think that the US is the last the change times...Europe has changes, Mexico has changed. We're behind the times! :lol: I know...bad pun... :eek:

kidnicky
10-31-2007, 04:19 PM
and supossly we copied the thing of changing times from the US and now we change times before you :haha:

NicoFan
10-31-2007, 04:23 PM
Senorita Kid - I'm tired and wish this week would be over. :sad: I can't get motivated this week. :eek:

I need to go on a trip or something.

Of course this month we buy our Roland Garros tickets! :woohoo:

RogiFan88
10-31-2007, 04:24 PM
kid, I pray that Noel doesn't do any more damage! thinking about you!

kidnicky
10-31-2007, 04:29 PM
I know NicoFan, I've got the same feeling once in a while, when you need at least some days off, it's kind of desperating :retard: ... but think that we'll be buying those tickets ;) which reminds me that we'll have to talk soon about our plan for that :p

Thanks RogiFan :hug: ... hopefully the worst has already passed but the hopes are not that high about it :shrug:

NicoFan
10-31-2007, 04:37 PM
:wavey: RogiFan!!!

We do have to talk about a plan. I'll visit the RG web site this weekend and find out how we go about buying the tickets and when actually they go on sale. I'm sooo excited. Me, NicoFan, at Roland Garros! :woohoo: Seeing Nico and Rafa and Fernando and Feli and Fer and all my favorites on clay!!! :bounce:

And seeing Kid again and meeting all our French friends. :yeah:

We also have to talk about the other "issue". :lol: We have all off season though.

NicoFan
10-31-2007, 04:38 PM
Oh and Kid - we have to learn (for me re-learn) some French between now and then.

The French don't like it when you kill their language. :tape: :haha:

kidnicky
10-31-2007, 04:53 PM
please don't remind me about the french language, I freak out just to know that I don't speak a single word of the language and thinking that a lot of frenchies will be yelling at me :scared: :p

You're gonna love to finally see tennis live on clay! :yeah: ... and the first part of the plan is that I need to know how many days are you going to stay and when will be you arriving, that's important for me so we can know for which days do we have to ask tickets :p

Sparko1030
10-31-2007, 05:55 PM
:eek: The flooding! I'm very glad you live on the high ground Kid-I feel bad for those who don't.

:bounce: I'm so happy for you Kid and Nicofan-finally going to RG!!! I dont' think it will matter much if you speak good French or not ;)

(:secret: the reason the US is changing back to standard time one week late this year is its an attempt by our Pres to save energy-although I don't see how it saves when we still have to use lights in the morning becuase its so dark :shrug: And now kids will be going tricks or treating an hour later on a school night :mad: )

kidnicky
10-31-2007, 06:24 PM
I'm okay but there are tons of people that are not that okay but thanks for your concern Sparko :hug:

so that's the reason of the time changing? actually we started to change times because of the same reason which I think it was quite stupid since you still have to use the energy for one more hour that could be in the morning or in the afternoon :cuckoo: I preffer this time since I wake up and it's already morning, which means that I can see light :rolls:

NicoFan
10-31-2007, 07:31 PM
It does matter Sparko - we're going to get yelled at if we don't learn some French. :scared: :lol:

I should be used to it since they yelled at me in Spain too. :lol:

NicoFan
10-31-2007, 07:39 PM
When I was coming home from work today, I heard this song. It's the song from a couple of years ago on American Idol when someone was voted off. It reminded me of Nico.

But instead of Had a Bad Day...it's Had a Bad Year. :sad:

He can sing this song and feel sorrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrry for himself through the off season, but then he has to start kicking ass. :fiery:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kBziW9qQvsc

Where is the moment we needed the most
You kick up the leaves and the magic is lost
They tell me your blue skies fade to gray
They tell me your passion's gone away
And I don't need no carryin' on

You stand in the line just to hit a new low
You're faking a smile with the coffee you go
You tell me your life's been way off line
You're falling to pieces every time
And I don't need no carryin' on

Because you had a bad day
You're taking one down
You sing a sad song just to turn it around
You say you don't know
You tell me don't lie
You work at a smile and you go for a ride
You had a bad day
The camera don't lie
You're coming back down and you really don't mind
You had a bad day
You had a bad day

Will you need a blue sky holiday?
The point is they laugh at what you say
And I don't need no carryin' on

You had a bad day
You're taking one down
You sing a sad song just to turn it around
You say you don't know
You tell me don't lie
You work at a smile and you go for a ride
You had a bad day
The camera don't lie
You're coming back down and you really don't mind
You had a bad day

(Oooh.. a holiday..)

Sometimes the system goes on the blink
And the whole thing turns out wrong
You might not make it back and you know
That you could be well oh that strong
And I'm not wrong

(yeah...)

So where is the passion when you need it the most
Oh you and I
You kick up the leaves and the magic is lost

Cause you had a bad day
You're taking one down
You sing a sad song just to turn it around
You say you don't know
You tell me don't lie
You work at a smile and you go for a ride
You had a bad day
You've seen what you like
And how does it feel for one more time
You had a bad day
You had a bad day

kidnicky
10-31-2007, 07:56 PM
I do remember that song :lol:

and like NicoFan said Sparko, it does matter since I don't like that people yell at me and I'm not a very patient person either :silly:

Sparko1030
10-31-2007, 07:57 PM
:yeah: :lol: perfect song Nicofan

When I said that not speaking French well won't matter, I meant you will still have a wonderful time even if you are yelled at just becuase you finally made it to the French Open ;)

NicoFan
10-31-2007, 07:58 PM
:lol:

It could be a movie title: KidNicky Takes on Paris. :boxing:

NicoFan
10-31-2007, 07:59 PM
:yeah: :lol: perfect song Nicofan

When I said that not speaking French well won't matter, I meant you will still have a wonderful time even if you are yelled at just becuase you finally made it to the French Open ;)

Gracias...and I love that song too.

You're right...doesn't matter if they yell at us. We're in Paris and nothing else will matter. :yeah: We'll yell right back at them. :fiery: :lol:

Sparko1030
10-31-2007, 08:04 PM
I have no problem seeng you and esp. Kid yelling back :haha: I don't think she is the type to take any crap :devil:

NicoFan
10-31-2007, 08:16 PM
No, Kid doesn't take any crap. :lol:

Neither do I. :angel:

It will be "KidNicky and NicoFan Take On Paris." :lol:

(Our French friends are going to killlllll us for this conversation. :haha:)

kidnicky
10-31-2007, 08:17 PM
I'll insult them in spanish and I won't know what the hell they're saying to me and neither will they ... besides my b*tch face says it all :haha: I'm not the kind of people that takes a cab and starts talking to the cab driver, I'm not the kind of people that starts making a conversation with the person next to you on a plane so you can figure it out the rest :aplot: :lol:

NicoFan
10-31-2007, 08:32 PM
:lol:

I talk to cab drivers all the time. :lol: And start conversations with people next to me on the plane. :eek: But then Kid, you know I talk a lot. What will I do in France? Who will I talk to??? :lol: :lol:

kidnicky
10-31-2007, 08:43 PM
of course you do talk to cab drivers and to people next to you on a plane, I'm not surprised at all by that :rolls:

to who will you talk to? that's difficult :scratch: :p

NicoFan
10-31-2007, 09:11 PM
Whether you want to or not, you'll have to talk with me Kid. :angel: :lol: And poor Lovely and Alx will have to talk to me too. :lol:

GonzoFan
10-31-2007, 09:25 PM
NicoFan and Kid are you going to Paris next year??? That's great!

kidnicky
10-31-2007, 09:28 PM
yeah but Lovely and Alx won't have to share a room with you so actually I'd be the one that would have to use earplugs :p just kidding :lol:

until now the plan is that GonzoFan, to go to Paris for RG next year, hopefully we'll make it :yeah:

NicoFan
10-31-2007, 09:42 PM
Yup, that's the plan! :woohoo:

Earplugs... :rolleyes:

:lol: :lol:

I don't talk THAT much. :angel:

kidnicky
10-31-2007, 09:51 PM
of course not, I was just kidding :p ... if I start to reply to you "sure ... yeah ... you're right" don't get confussed, I'll be paying attention to you :rolls:

NicoFan
11-01-2007, 12:29 AM
SPARKO! Shoot...I forgot to wish you, hubby, and the girls a HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Hope the girls got lots of candy tonight! :yeah:

I had a lot of kids come to the door...about twice as many as usual.

Alonsofz
11-01-2007, 12:40 AM
I wanna do that trip too. :ras:

:p

kidnicky
11-01-2007, 02:47 AM
you should go to Alonso :p

that's not fair, I want lots of candy and the only thing that I'm getting is lots of rain :ras: :lol:

Sparko1030
11-01-2007, 03:18 AM
SPARKO! Shoot...I forgot to wish you, hubby, and the girls a HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Hope the girls got lots of candy tonight! :yeah:


I had a lot of kids come to the door...about twice as many as usual.

:lol: Thanks Nicofan :hug: We had a great Halloween :yeah: Hope you did too. The girls had great costumes (Ellie a fire fairy and Lizzie a dragon) and they got way toooooo much candy, but that's what its all about (thank goodness they never eat it all-they had candy yet from last year :) )

And what fun for you too Nicofan-I love seeing all the kids and their costumes :D

:ras: to all the rain :rain: you're getting Kid. I will send you some candy with the other stuff-I have a lot left over and I cannot/should not eat it all :eek:

:secret: I'm like you Kid, I have to push myself to be even a little outgoing. I'm always amazed at people like Nicofan who can always find something to talk about with complete strangers.

NicoFan
11-01-2007, 11:25 AM
Wow....the girls costumes sound like they were great. :yeah: I love seeing all the kids in the costumes too. It makes me wish I was a kid again so that I could go trick or treating. :lol:

Thank goodness we had so many kids because that means less candy in the house for me to eat. We only have a few pieces left.

:hug: to Kid. I wish you could send your rain to our Southern states...they have a terrible drought.

kidnicky
11-01-2007, 02:48 PM
we're thinking the same about the rain yesterday :rain:

the situation doesn't seem that good here, it seems that we're on a war zone with all the helicopters and big trucks from the navy and the army, you can see people everywhere walking with bag and suitcases with the only things that could rescue from their houses that now are below water ... we are declared as a disaster zone :sad:

NicoFan
11-01-2007, 03:20 PM
Oh no!

I'm glad you are safe on higher ground. :hug:

I'll be watching the news today to see what's happening.

kidnicky
11-01-2007, 03:40 PM
if you see it on the news you'll see how bad is the situation here, is just that neither of us can believe that all this is happening in the place where you live.

our situation is being compared with the Katrina disaster in New Orleans :sad:

Sparko1030
11-01-2007, 04:25 PM
I did just see your city on the news Kid, it does look awful. I am so thankful you are on high ground, but it really looks bad for those who aren't.

kidnicky
11-01-2007, 04:32 PM
it is awful, I'm on a higher ground but we don't have water since yesterday night, my aunt with 3 of my cousins are already on our house, everybody is shoping what they can find, no bread or eggs on the markets right now. At our house are like 6 cars parked because if you leave them you lost them below water in some areas. My mother and brother barely could pass to their house yesterday, they're okay but the road is like trying to cross a river, it is a chaos around here.

LOVELY
11-01-2007, 04:47 PM
Kid I hope you & your family are fine :hug:
That situation seems so awful...:sad: Poor people living in the flooded area :sad:

TommyB.
11-02-2007, 10:19 AM
I didn't notice that there's such a trouble. I hope everything is ok with you and your family Kid.

NicoFan
11-02-2007, 11:01 AM
Poor Kid. :hug:

kidnicky
11-02-2007, 08:19 PM
Thanks guys, I'm okay until now, but the situation isn't good at all ... thanks for your concern :hug:

NicoFan
11-02-2007, 08:36 PM
Kid!!! I just got your number from Alexito and was going to call you tonight. Good to know you are okay.

I feel so bad for you and all the other people. :sad:

kidnicky
11-02-2007, 08:43 PM
Thanks :hug: I just sent you a pm as well ;)

kidnicky
11-10-2007, 03:17 AM
It seems that what Lovely told us is now confirmed, he'll be playing this exhibition in Malaga, but OMG with the rest of the entry list :eek: is he crazy or what?!?! :scared: :lol:

Cartel de lujo en el Málaga Máster

Los tenistas españoles Rafael Nadal, Carlos Moyá, David Ferrer y Feliciano López y el chileno Nicolás Massú, han confirmado su participación en el Málaga Máster Internacional de tenis, que se celebrará en el Palacio de los Deportes José María Martín Carpena del 30 de noviembre al 2 de diciembre.

Massú, es vigente campeón olímpico y número 74 de la ATP, y la organización espera de confirmar el sexto participante que podría ser el Campeón de Andalucía o Fernando Verdasco.

Nadal, Ferrer y Moyá, serán cabezas de serie, por lo que accederán directamente a las semifinales, y los otros cuatro jugadores se enfrentarán en una ronda previa, de los que se clasificarán dos que jugarán con los tres primeros.

NicoFan
11-10-2007, 12:19 PM
It seems that what Lovely told us is now confirmed, he'll be playing this exhibition in Malaga, but OMG with the rest of the entry list :eek: is he crazy or what?!?! :scared: :lol:


Maybe he's gotten used to losing? :shrug:

I'm sure that it's all for the money - he hasn't won anything for months so I'm sure the cash flow is a bit down. And they get lots of money to play in exhibitions.

Plus would Nico give up a chance to be in his beloved Europe? His heaven, his promised land... :rolleyes:

I still say that he's not serious at all about coming back. He's now in this for any extra money he can get and the models. Whatever...his career. I've now got Andy as my backup favorite. :lol: (No more Europeans and South Americans...I want a red, white and blue American who plays in our tournaments so I can see them live now and again. ;) :angel: )

LOVELY
11-10-2007, 01:29 PM
Maybe he's gotten used to losing? :shrug:

I'm sure that it's all for the money - he hasn't won anything for months so I'm sure the cash flow is a bit down. And they get lots of money to play in exhibitions.

Plus would Nico give up a chance to be in his beloved Europe? His heaven, his promised land... :rolleyes:

I still say that he's not serious at all about coming back. He's now in this for any extra money he can get and the models. Whatever...his career. I've now got Andy as my backup favorite. :lol: (No more Europeans and South Americans...I want a red, white and blue American who plays in our tournaments so I can see them live now and again. ;) :angel: )

He likes Europe... I don't undertand why it is a problem... :shrug:
And Malaga is such a nice place ;)

NicoFan
11-10-2007, 03:16 PM
It's not a problem for him - he can like whatever region of the world he wants to like. :)

But as a fan, I get to choose who I want to root for. :lol: I will always root for Nico, but I have a backup now. I used to like Rafa too, but he hates coming to the US. And I'm ti-red of paying a lot of money to watch my #1 and #2 favorites look like they would rather be anywhere else in the world after I've just spent months looking forward to seeing them in person

Especially since it's like pulling teeth to get Nico here to the U.S. As I said, he played like 4 tournaments here in 2007. Wow...I hope he didn't overextend himself having to play here such an extraordinary amount of time. :rolleyes: :lol:

I'm odd that way...I actually would like to SEE my favorites every now and again. ;) :lol:

So my new #2 favorite is Andy. :lol: :lol: He likes it here, and wow he actually plays here. And when I see him live in person, he's a happy camper. It's like a miracle after watching Nico and Rafa. ;)

kidnicky
11-10-2007, 06:47 PM
:haha: ... at least you've someone like Andy, I mean american tennis players, but what about me? mexican players barely play here too so no matter what I'm the most screwed up of all of you :rolls: ... I mean I even have to travel and spend tons of money to see him in the only tournament in my country and did I have ever mentioned that everytime I found out that he's here after I see him? because this tournament is always in "doubt" :o :lol:

NicoFan
11-10-2007, 07:40 PM
Poor Kid ... :hug: You only have the one tournament, and it is always uncertain. :sad: And Acapulco is soooo expensive. :eek:

Don't worry, we'll get you into the US this year. For one of the few times Nico's blesses us with his presence. :haha:

And of course - Roland Garros!! :woohoo:

Sparko1030
11-11-2007, 12:04 AM
Yeah, poor Kid, you do have it pretty tough with tennis players :hug: And really, we don't actually choose who we're passionate about, it just kind of hits us :smash: :lol: I hope you are able to make it to all the tournaments you're planning on now Kid-and that Nico will be there! :hug: (I would have been sooooo pissed had I gone to Cinncinatti this year and he wasn't there!)

kidnicky
11-11-2007, 01:35 AM
Thanks guys :hug: also Sparko is kind of screwed too but at least she didn't go this year to Cincy :scared: :lol:

and I do love the one tournament that I've here but no matter how much I love it, it's expensive and always uncertain :sad:

thanks for take me to the States in one of the few times that Nico blesses you with his presence NicoFan :haha: and yeah RG :banana: damn I won't even think about the money thing again :silly: ... and Sparko is right, our stupid heart never let us to give our opinion about who should be our favorites :smash: :lol: stupid Athens olympics :ras: :lol:

NicoFan
11-19-2007, 08:03 PM
I just read on a thread in GM that the entry lists for the first tournaments of 2008 should be out tomorrow.

I'm interested in seeing if Nico will actually sign up for a tournament that first week. He desperately needs to - but with Nico, desperately needs to doesn't mean too much. :shrug: :lol:

kidnicky
11-20-2007, 02:51 AM
well he said in one of those articles that he should be playing the first week of the calendar but who knows :shrug:

the entrly lists? I thought that the ATP had forbidden those for this year but hopefully it was just a rumor :p

NicoFan
11-26-2007, 12:46 AM
The only new news is that he's actually playing a challenger. :yeah: Finally...

Link en espanol: http://www.latercera.cl/medio/articulo/0,0,3308_5832_314299220,00.html

An interview in latercera.cl:

Barely he finished his participation in Paris-Bercy, Nicolas Massú left course for the Caribbean. [Hmmm then why did EF and others see him in Paris long after he lost??? :lol:] He longed for to be thrown in the beach and to forget the season that tennis had arrived at its end. And thus, first in Cancun and later in Cuba, could leave behind a year of which does not keep very good memories.

The tennis player is in Santiago and Wednesday travels to Spain to play an exhibition where emphasizes Rafael Nadal. Later will leave to Aracaju, Brazil, where will be one of the eight players that will be the Masters Cup Petrobras, since December 2.

Did you feel relief when played the last match in Paris?

I do not know if it was relief, but I finished calm, because I didn't play badly the last matches. It was the most difficult year of my career. All what happened at the beginning of season, with the final that I lost in Vina and later the loss in Davis Cup before Russia, marked me. I lost many matches that would be able to have won and they had changed the history. But I finalized with the motivation in high and with desires to begin 2008.

What counts is that finished 79º, ¿believes that is reflection of the year?

It does not reflect. The ranking is a question for the time being. I am with desires, testing racquets, seeing how will I do the pre-season, I am well physically. I am not tired neither of the hotels, neither of the trips. I know that I can be again among the 20 better, because I have not lost the level.

Still it thinks about that can do somewhat important in a Grand Slam, for example, or believes that its reality today is another?

I never focus on a single tournament. Four they remain me or five years playing tennis and I am going to treat that they be better and better. There are many South American that without a lot more tennis than I they descended to 80 and they are back. And it is because they found the regularity that this year lacked me me to. Canes, Chela, Monaco they were not up and today they are it. I know that I can also return.

If you don't enter Auckland and would leave the year in a challenger (Sao Paulo). How do you take this situation?

I do not like to play challengers, but I need to add points since the first week, because do not I want to play the qualifying in Miami and Indian Wells. I want to return quickly to be inside the 50 and to be able to play the Masters Series of the first semester. They are the consequences of the descent in the ranking, that also they had it playing classifications in Masters Series...

It is what touches me. It is not something to what is giving him many returns. Who was going to think in his moment that Juan Carlos Ferrero, champion of Roland Garros, he would have that to play qualies in Hamburg, and he did it. He does a pair of years that he was seeded in Paris and Madrid and now I had to play qualifiers. They are moments that one must know to surpass, as I will neither be crazy if I leave the top 100.

kidnicky
11-26-2007, 02:29 AM
thanks for the article NicoFan :hug:

question ... how is that he is going to play that Masters Copa Petrobras if he didn't play a single challenger of the serie?!?! :shrug: :lol:

oh and a big revelation ... he doesn't like to play challengers :eek: I would have never figured that out :lol:

Alx
11-26-2007, 05:10 AM
the Masters Copa Petrobas is not an exhibition ? :scratch:

kidnicky
11-26-2007, 01:12 PM
I don't know :lol: but actually it was kind of a tricky question :p

NicoFan
11-26-2007, 01:36 PM
I thought it was a challenger. :shrug: I'll have to check it out.

And :lol: Kid. Yeah, big revelation that he doesn't like to play in challengers. :lol:

kidnicky
11-26-2007, 01:46 PM
it's definetly not a challenger :rolls: he wouldn't be playing it if it was a challenger :p

TommyB.
11-26-2007, 01:49 PM
I guess it's an exhibition without any ranking points. But don't forget $$. :p It seems Nico will receive one of the WC's. ;)

kidnicky
11-26-2007, 01:54 PM
so I was right and that exhibition was only for the players that actually played the Petrobras challengers right? or not? :lol:

NicoFan
11-26-2007, 01:57 PM
I should have known...Nico would never play in anything that exactly might help his ranking. :rolleyes: :haha:

And yes, the money. That and the ladies are the only things that seems to matter right now. :rolleyes: :lol:

TommyB.
11-26-2007, 01:58 PM
so I was right and that exhibition was only for the players that actually played the Petrobras challengers right? or not? :lol:

Yes I think all winners of the Petrobas Challengers + some Wildcards. :p

Btw there's a thread in the exhibition forum.

http://www.menstennisforums.com/showthread.php?t=112961

kidnicky
11-26-2007, 02:05 PM
Yes I think all winners of the Petrobas Challengers + some Wildcards. :p

I knew it, I was right thinking what the hell will be he doing there if didn't play a single challenger of the petrobras tour :rolls:

NicoFan, I agree with you but he needs the money too, otherwise he wouldn't have enough to travel to the tournaments the next year, he surely spend a lot on Cancun and Cuba :lol:

GonzoFan
11-26-2007, 03:09 PM
I just read in Cooperativa that Nico will play against Feliciano Lopez on Friday like at 4:00 pm Chile time and the winner of that match will play Nadal in semis.
The exo is in Malaga and will be played in a court like the Paris-Bercy one.

NicoFan
11-26-2007, 03:10 PM
Thanks for the info GF! :)

Lopez is doable. Hopefully Nico thinks so too.

kidnicky
11-26-2007, 03:20 PM
thanks again GonzoFan :hug:

Lopez doable?! NicoFan are you forgetting Lalo's latest results on hardcourts right? :lol: ... actually it'll depend on Nico and how much interest Feliciano will putt on this match :p

NicoFan
11-26-2007, 03:37 PM
I was trying to be positive. :lol:

kidnicky
11-26-2007, 03:59 PM
you positive? nah I don't believe you :lol:

Fergie
11-26-2007, 04:34 PM
Nicolás Massú reaparece este viernes en España

Nicolás Massú volverá este viernes a la actividad en el torneo de exhibición Masters Internacional de Tenis Banesto, en España, certamen que hoy sorteó los enfrentamientos de cuartos de final.

En esa instancia, el viñamarino deberá enfrentar al local Feliciano López, en duelo programado para las 16.00 horas de Chile. Antes, a las 14.00 horas, David Ferrer jugará con Pablo Martín.

Los ganadores de esos encuentros ya tienen rivales en las semifinales. En caso de vencer, Massú jugará ante Rafael Nadal, mientras que Carlos Moyá espera al otro ganador de cuartos de final.

Cabe consignar que la segunda raqueta nacional tuvo una discreta temporada, donde sólo consiguió 17 victorias contra 26 derrotas. El objetivo ahora será llegar de la mejor manera al 2008.

ChinoRios4Ever
11-26-2007, 10:55 PM
hey people, it's only an exho... give Nico a break :o

yeah the Copa Petrobras Masters is a exho will a lot of $$$$$$

NicoFan
11-26-2007, 10:59 PM
We can't help ourselves. :o

We want him to go back up in the rankings!!!!!!!!!!!!! :fiery:

I don't like this slide past 50 land... :sad:

LOVELY
11-27-2007, 05:42 PM
hey people, it's only an exho... give Nico a break :o
yeah the Copa Petrobras Masters is a exho will a lot of $$$$$$

Agree with that ;)

NicoFan
11-30-2007, 04:23 PM
FYI on Nico's match today.

Ferrer is opening up the exhibition today (they should just be starting) and then Nico plays FeLo immediately afterwards.

http://www.terra.es/deportes/articulo/html/dpo432379.htm

VAMOS NICO! :fiery:

kidnicky
11-30-2007, 04:51 PM
I thought that he was playing first :lol: ... thanks for the info :yeah:

Vamos Nico!! :fiery:

Fergie
11-30-2007, 08:24 PM
Expected :p

Nicolás Massú cayó en su debut en el torneo de Málaga

Un negativo debut tuvo esta tarde el tenista nacinal Nicolás Massú en el torneo de Málaga, luego de caer ante el local Feliciano López por parciales de 7-6 y 6-1.

El chileno fue protagonista del segundo partido del Máster Nacional que se disputa en el Palacio de los Deportes José María Martín Carpena, en Málaga.

La resitencia del número dos de Chile sólo se pudo apreciar en la primera manga, donde ambos tenistas lograron mantener sus servicios, pero el desempate favoreció a López.

NicoFan
11-30-2007, 08:27 PM
Another great effort by our boy. :rolleyes:

Oh Nico... :shrug:

LOVELY
11-30-2007, 08:50 PM
We didn't see the match :awww:... we can't judge :shrug:

ChinoRios4Ever
11-30-2007, 09:49 PM
same as LOVELY

come on girls, it's only an exo... Nico will be fine for 2008 :yeah:

kidnicky
11-30-2007, 09:55 PM
like Fergie said, expected, I knew he wouldn't win against Lalo :p ... at least it wasn't a double 6-1 :rolleyes:

GonzoFan
12-04-2007, 03:22 PM
Nico will start playing tomorrow the Masters Petrobas in Brasil.
He is in group B with Franco Ferreiro (235°), Nicolas Devilder (114º) and Pablo Cuevas (115º).

kidnicky
12-04-2007, 03:39 PM
thanks GF :hug: somebody else has posted about this but not in this thread :rolls:

NicoFan
12-04-2007, 05:22 PM
Gracias GF! :)

He just has to win these matches. :bigcry:

Sparko1030
12-04-2007, 05:49 PM
Thanks for the info GF :wavey:

Good luck to Nico :hatoff:

LOVELY
12-05-2007, 10:54 PM
It's almost match time so a big VAMOS NICO !!!! :bounce:

kidnicky
12-05-2007, 10:56 PM
yeah almost match time so Vamos Nico! :fiery:

NicoFan
12-05-2007, 10:57 PM
VAMOS NICO! :fiery:

Is there a live ticker???

NicoFan
12-05-2007, 11:59 PM
This will get me in trouble again, but hey this is getting ridiculous.

He should be completely embarrassed. :rolleyes:

Ferreiro leads 6-2 2-1*

Alonsofz
12-06-2007, 12:06 AM
:wavey: girls.

https://www.bwin.com/livebets.aspx?eventID=1102299 :D

Nico 2-6 3-3* Ferreiro, :unsure:

NicoFan
12-06-2007, 12:07 AM
Alonso! Thanks sweetie. :hug:

VAMOS NICO!

Alonsofz
12-06-2007, 12:07 AM
2-6 *3-4 :tape:

I know it's only an exho, but... :unsure:


You're welcome Lynn, I hope you are okay there. :)

NicoFan
12-06-2007, 12:10 AM
What is Ferreiro ranked? Like 200 something??

I don't care if it's an exhibition. He's being paid money. And people are paying good money to watch, people who make far less than him.

EDIT: Ferreiro is ranked 235. :rolleyes:

Alonsofz
12-06-2007, 12:15 AM
Nico 2-6 4-4* Ferreiro... VAMOS NICO!

Alonsofz
12-06-2007, 12:16 AM
Ferreiro is ranked something like 235.

NicoFan
12-06-2007, 12:19 AM
I don't know if he's just not trying (which with Nico is very possible), or he truly is being beat by a 235th ranked player. Either way, it's sad.

Alonsofz
12-06-2007, 12:20 AM
2-6 *4-5 :tape:

Alonsofz
12-06-2007, 12:29 AM
Deuce :tape:

Alonsofz
12-06-2007, 12:30 AM
2-6 5-7 :sad::sad:

NicoFan
12-06-2007, 12:31 AM
Omg...Nico just got beat by a guy who is 235th in the world.

2-6, 5-7.

Amazing.

I don't know whether to be mad at him for not trying, or feel sad for him becasue his career is slowly fading away and he's doing absolutely nothing to stop the slide. :shrug:

ChinoRios4Ever
12-06-2007, 12:41 AM
it's only an EXOOOO!!!!!!! :o

also... he's playing in Brazil against a brazilian guy, come on guys...

NicoFan
12-06-2007, 02:11 AM
All last spring, all last summer, and all fall - those matches weren't exhibitions. He was losing badly then too.

kidnicky
12-06-2007, 02:21 AM
this is way more than just ridiculous ... yeah it's an exhibition so the last year was that too as well? geez! if I'd only have known that before :rolls:

I'm laughing now, after reading the article in cooperativa and saying to my screen "what the f*ck is that?!?! is somebody f*cking with me or what?!? is this a practical joke or what the f*ck?!?!" yeah I said f*ck like a hundred of times after seeing the score :retard:

but don't listen to me, I'm drunk and this is only an exhibition .... but if the next year he continues playing "exhibitions" somebody let me know so I kill myself since now :silly:

Alx
12-06-2007, 06:56 AM
well, let's try to stay positive

it's only an exhibition, Nico just went back from vacation and Ferreiro was propably very motivated :shrug:

let's wait until january and real tournaments to judge Nico's game

NicoFan
12-06-2007, 11:06 AM
You all can wait.

I've waited long enough. :shrug:

This isn't new...it's been going on since 2006. It seems like Nico has been on vacation for quite awhile now.

I've given him until the Oz Open. If he doesn't make changes, I will have had enough. Not that whether I follow him or not matters to him or anyone else in the world. :lol: :lol:.

Juliet
12-06-2007, 11:08 AM
Hey, guess who I saw on TV last night? :(


"Playing"...

NicoFan
12-06-2007, 11:11 AM
Juliet - was he as bad as the score indicates? Was he even trying?

Juliet
12-06-2007, 11:18 AM
It seemed to me he wasn't taking it seriously...

First set was such a joke, I switched to Ugly Betty (which I love, lol)

Second set was a little better... lost the match on a double fault.

NicoFan
12-06-2007, 11:22 AM
It seemed to me he wasn't taking it seriously...

Thanks for the info.

His career is going down the toilet, he hasn't won in ages, he needs to prepare for 2008 both physically and mentally, and he isn't taking it seriously.

Wonderful. :rolleyes:

Plus the fact that he's paid good money to play in these events. And fans pay good money to see the matches. He owes both the tournament and the fans to give his best.

I may be out of here more quickly than the Oz Open. :(

Alx
12-06-2007, 11:49 AM
It seemed to me he wasn't taking it seriously...

First set was such a joke, I switched to Ugly Betty (which I love, lol)

Second set was a little better... lost the match on a double fault.
thanks for the report :)
I prefer reading that rather than he was at 100%

Alx
12-06-2007, 11:59 AM
oops I've almost forgotten :o

Happy St Nicolas Nico !!! :hug: :smooch:

kidnicky
12-06-2007, 01:18 PM
thanks for that Juliet ... if he wasn't going to take it seriously then I don't know why the tournament gave him a freaking wc, the others are more tired than him (except coria of course) since they just were playing challengers the last week and they're trying on their matches, so shame on him! and even more since he did it on the country of one of his fans :p

if he wants money then why don't he invest time in something else instead of playing exhibitions?!? :shrug: ... muu point again :o

NicoFan what is that avatar huh? :lol:

NicoFan
12-06-2007, 01:37 PM
Indeed...shame on him. I've seen him do this before, and it pisses me off. It costs money to host and attend these events, and its not fair to the organizers or the fans. Like Kid said, if he needs money, go invest it instead of wasting everyone else's money. And people should work for their money, not just get handed money and do nothing to deserve it.

My avatar reflects my new tennis direction, about 7 weeks early. ;) No more Nico, just watching tennis to enjoy the game. :angel:

And don't worry...I won't become a Nico troll or basher. The above was my last word on the subject. :lol: I promise.

Sparko1030
12-06-2007, 01:48 PM
:tape: :awww:

Where is his proffesional pride? For me, better he play his best and lose -I can respect that. This is not the Nico that brought me under his spell 3 yrs ago....:sad:

Love ya Nico, but I wish you still had the drive to win.

kidnicky
12-06-2007, 01:56 PM
It can't be your last word NicoFan I know you :lol: .... btw your avatar is funny :p ... but I suggest you to not putt Yankees and Sox on the same part of your signature or people would try to kill you :haha:

Juliet
12-06-2007, 02:59 PM
Kid, I'm glad Aracaju is far, far, far, far, faaaaaaar away...

and I'm so, so, so, so, soooooo broken, and I have so much work to do... or I would have seriously considered taking a plane...




Hmmm, at least I would be there enjoying the beach...

kidnicky
12-06-2007, 03:13 PM
well it was better that way, you'd have been very mad if you'd have taken a plane to go to Aracaju to watch that "exhibition" match :lol:

are you getting vacations soon? you need some rest very soon :hug:

Juliet
12-06-2007, 03:33 PM
:hug:

I'm getting a 10-day break between Christmas and New Year's...
I really need it!

I'm exhausted... :eek:

kidnicky
12-06-2007, 04:04 PM
finally! I'm sure that you're dreaming that those days are coming soon :lol: ... you'll actually enjoy the holidays then :yeah:

LOVELY
12-06-2007, 04:45 PM
it's only an EXOOOO!!!!!!! :o

also... he's playing in Brazil against a brazilian guy, come on guys...

:yeah: It's an exo and he's coming from Holidays so ...
Hey people !!!Don't take every match he loses as if it was the end of the world :shrug:
An exo is to have fun ;)

LOVELY
12-06-2007, 09:44 PM
Nico is playing and nobody is cheering him :sad:
Maybe you let him down ...But I don't :cool: VAMOS NICO !!!!:bounce:

kidnicky
12-06-2007, 09:55 PM
people has work to do and besides Nico is having fun right? :lol:

Vamos Nico! :bounce:

LOVELY
12-06-2007, 10:58 PM
6-2 6-4 for Nico ;) Well Done :yeah:

kidnicky
12-06-2007, 11:07 PM
I never could access to bwin here at work :ras: ... and I couldn't find any news at all :ras: :lol:

oooh he won :eek: maybe this time he didn't have that much fun :p

Great Nico, that's what you have to do :yeah: :hug:

ChinoRios4Ever
12-07-2007, 01:02 AM
yeah Nico won easily, but it seems he got injuried in his knee :scared:

if he's fine will play vs Nicolas Devilder and if he wins he will play the final cuz he wins the tiebreaker against Cuevas

kidnicky
12-07-2007, 02:28 AM
I'll never understand that stupid round robin system :lol: I just read that about the posible final and I was still thinking about the semifinal :silly:

it seems that he fall down big during the match ... let's wait to see how the knee responds tomorrow :shrug:

Sparko1030
12-07-2007, 05:56 AM
Nico is playing and nobody is cheering him :sad:
Maybe you let him down ...But I don't :cool: VAMOS NICO !!!!:bounce:


:o :smash: I didn't know he would play another match at this exhibition.


I'm very happy he won!!! :yippee: nice scorline :D

But now we have to worry about his knee :awww:

Alx
12-07-2007, 06:38 AM
nice win :yeah:

I hope his knee is okay :unsure:

NicoFan
12-07-2007, 11:36 AM
Hope his knee is okay. :sad: :hug:

kidnicky
12-07-2007, 01:20 PM
yes Sparko, he'll play another match today, well if the knee is okay :shrug:

LOVELY
12-07-2007, 08:07 PM
Nico is maybe playing (no livestream so news :sad: )
Anyway VAMOS NICO !!! Kick the Frenchie butt !!!:bounce:

kidnicky
12-07-2007, 08:25 PM
Nico is playing

5-1 for him first set :yeah:

LOVELY
12-07-2007, 08:31 PM
6-2 for Nico :bounce:

NicoFan
12-07-2007, 09:00 PM
4-4 in the second.

LOVELY
12-07-2007, 09:27 PM
6-2 4-6
KEEP THE FIGHT NICO !!!IT'S NOT OVER !!!!:yeah:

NicoFan
12-07-2007, 10:32 PM
Nico won!!! He was down a break in the 3rd, but came back and won!!

Good to see the fighter back!

And good for him to get these type of victories. :yeah:

ChinoRios4Ever
12-07-2007, 10:40 PM
nice to see him winning :yeah:

LOVELY
12-07-2007, 10:43 PM
what a fight !! :D Well Done Nico :yeah:

kidnicky
12-07-2007, 11:05 PM
this was a "real" Nico's match :lol:

Congrats chico :yeah:

ChinoRios4Ever
12-08-2007, 03:31 AM
Nico will play Escopeta Roitman in the final

kidnicky
12-08-2007, 03:33 AM
that it's going to be "interesting" :scared:

Sparko1030
12-08-2007, 07:37 AM
:yippee: Nico!!! Now this is more like the Nico I became a fan of. :) In there fighting to the end, not giving up :yeah:

Good luck in the final Nico!!! :fiery: VAMOOOOOOS!!!

TommyB.
12-08-2007, 09:19 AM
Well done Nico! :) There's no semifinal?

Sorry I miss everything at the moment. :o

LOVELY
12-08-2007, 11:54 PM
Nico is playing his final :)
5-3 for Roitman but I still believe in Nico ;) VAMOS NICO !!!!FIGHT !!!! :boxing:

NicoFan
12-09-2007, 12:09 AM
5-5 now...but deuce on Nico's serve...

LOVELY
12-09-2007, 12:23 AM
6-7 first set Roitman ...
But it's not over ;) VAMOS NICO !!!! I KNOW YOU CAN DO IT !!! ;)

NicoFan
12-09-2007, 12:26 AM
I think that Nico broke to start the second set. I'll confirm.

EDIT: Nope, it's 1-1 - Nico served to start the second.

LOVELY
12-09-2007, 12:35 AM
3-1* for Nico :D Roitman serving now

NicoFan
12-09-2007, 12:38 AM
:wavey: Lovely!

3-2 Nico to serve...

NicoFan
12-09-2007, 12:48 AM
We lost our live scores person at 4-3 Nico up a break in the 2nd.

It's late and he's going to sleep.

I guess we'll find out tomorrow what happened. :sad:

Albop
12-09-2007, 12:52 AM
nico 5-3* :)

NicoFan
12-09-2007, 12:54 AM
Gracias albop - I saw that lucho coria came on with the score. :yeah:

Albop
12-09-2007, 12:57 AM
https://www.bwin.com/livebets.aspx?eventID=1099232

livescore there :)

LOVELY
12-09-2007, 12:57 AM
6-4 NICO second set :woohoo: I KNEW IT !!!!

Albop
12-09-2007, 12:58 AM
nico 6-4 :)

NicoFan
12-09-2007, 12:59 AM
Yeay for Nico! :woohoo:

NicoFan
12-09-2007, 01:27 AM
Nico just broke...

3*-2 Nico...

:)

NicoFan
12-09-2007, 01:29 AM
But was immediately broken right back.

:lol:

3-3

Nico...

NicoFan
12-09-2007, 01:35 AM
Nico breaks again!

4*-3 Nico!

:yeah:

NicoFan
12-09-2007, 01:42 AM
5-3* Nico!

NicoFan
12-09-2007, 01:45 AM
5*-4 Nico...

Serving for the match.

ChinoRios4Ever
12-09-2007, 01:53 AM
Nico won 67 64 64 :yeah:

NicoFan
12-09-2007, 01:58 AM
:bounce:

:woohoo:

Yeay for Nico!!!

Well, I'm so happy that he turned this around. He needed this. For his confidence, for getting prepared for 2008. And he fought. :fiery: Finally seeing the warrior again, instead of having "fun" all the time. :lol:

The only thing that makes me sad - if only he had played the other Copa Petrobras tournaments, he would have had so many points, and he wouldn't be in the fix he's in now ranking wise. :bigcry:

But positive thoughts for now. :lol:

For the first time in a long time...I AM SO PROUD OF NICO! :yeah:

LOVELY
12-09-2007, 02:20 AM
I KNEW IT !!! I KNEW IT !!! I KNEW IT !!! :woohoo:
well done Nico :hug: Congrats Champion :yeah:

LOVELY
12-09-2007, 02:42 AM
I'm always proud of Nico no matter if he wins or loses :shrug:
That was just an exhibition and most of you were very harsh with him at first...:rolleyes:
for no good reason because as you all could see, he won the tournament. So next time don't judge Nico too fast and too hard..Have confidence in him :o

kidnicky
12-09-2007, 04:16 AM
Congrats Nico!!! Great win for him! :rocker2:

and I agree NicoFan, if he'd only have played some challegers of the petrobras tour we'd have seen some good wins and some points as well :shrug: but no matter, let's hope that this continue for the next season, see Nico? I bet that he had much much more fun winning this thing than only doing what he did on the first match :rolls:

My dear Lovely, don't judge us, you still have no idea what is to be following Nicolas through all this time like most of us here, is not easy to only be proud or happy for him all the time when we know that he's not having a good time no matter what he says, we want the best for him and he doesn't need us to be licking his boots all the time, we support him no matter what but we also appreciate our lifes and his life and what he has done sometimes is not helping to our or is health .... so what I'm trying to say here is that everyone has its way to support for our Nico and we're still here no matter what, we've been here "suffering" all this for more time than you so you've to understand that well, it hasn't been a piece of cake :haha:

and that's my last statement about this subject ... I'll be back to my moo point theory again :rolls:

Vamoos Nicoo!!

NicoFan
12-09-2007, 11:37 AM
My dear Lovely, don't judge us, you still have no idea what is to be following Nicolas through all this time like most of us here, is not easy to only be proud or happy for him all the time when we know that he's not having a good time no matter what he says, we want the best for him and he doesn't need us to be licking his boots all the time, we support him no matter what but we also appreciate our lifes and his life and what he has done sometimes is not helping to our or is health .... so what I'm trying to say here is that everyone has its way to support for our Nico and we're still here no matter what, we've been here "suffering" all this for more time than you so you've to understand that well, it hasn't been a piece of cake :haha:


Well said Kid.

Lovely like Kid said, please don't judge us. You haven't been a Nico fan long. And I have been a loyal fan for years and years. If I need to vent sometimes, then I will. :shrug: I've done so much to prove my loyalty to him that I don't feel that I need to defend myself when I do get upset with him.

Look at the article EF posted - he admitted that at times he doesn't have much desire to play. And that's when I get upset with him. I DON'T CARE IF HE WINS OR LOSES. I just want him to TRY.

As Kid said, that's my last statement on this topic. :lol:

BTW - if you want to see harsh, you should go to Andy R's forum when he loses. :eek: :lol: And he's #5 in the world.

Alx
12-09-2007, 04:44 PM
congrats Nico !! :yeah:

Sparko1030
12-09-2007, 06:53 PM
:woohoo: Nico!!! :yippee:

I'm glad to see he came back from that first loss to win :yeah:

As far as being harsh with him after that first loss, I was becuase it was reported by some one who saw part of the match that it didn't look like he was trying. Its not the loosing itself that bothers me, its that it didin't seem like he was in it to win. Whether he was or not in that first match, he obviously was in it to win the rest of the tournament and I'm very happy for our chico. :D

Fergie
12-10-2007, 03:33 PM
Congrats Nico :yeah:

Juliet
12-10-2007, 04:03 PM
Ok... now I feel bad for being harsh ... :lol:
Well done, Nico! :hug:

kidnicky
12-13-2007, 03:31 AM
guess what? F Gonzalez won't be able to play de exhibition in Buenos Aires and Nico is taking his place, he's playing against Monaco tomorrow night :eek: ... I just found out and here it's the article in cooperativa

El número uno de Chile no pudo viajar a Buenos Aires para disputar el torneo de exhibición por molestias en la espalda. Su puesto en el certamen argentino lo ocupará Nicolás Massú.

Los problemas siguen para los organizadores de la Copa Argentina de Tenis, pues este miércoles se confirmó la baja de Fernando González (7º) debido a una lumbalgia.

El jugador de La Reina era el reemplazante del también lesionado Guillermo Cañas (15º) y debía debutar este jueves contra Juan Mónaco (23º).

Sin embargo, molestias en la espalda obligaron al chileno a desistir de viajar a Buenos Aires, como se indicó en su sitio internet.

"Fui a entrenar y quedé tieso, duro. Me dolía mucho la espalda. Me vio el doctor y me dijo que es un lumbago. Me recetaron entre cuatro y cinco días de reposo, así que no podré jugar en Buenos Aires", declaró a su medio oficial el séptimo del mundo.

González deberá suspender la pretemporada que inició el lunes y que tenía este certamen de exhibición como el primer apretón.

"Es una pena enorme no poder jugar el torneo. Me encanta jugar en Buenos Aires, me gusta mucho la onda que hay allá y que tiene ese campeonato, pero lamentablemente sufrí una lesión que no esperaba y debo cuidarme", señaló el pupilo de Larry Stefanki.

La organización de la Copa Argentina decidió rápidamente que sea el chileno Nicolás Massú, Massú, quien ganó la medalla de oro en los Juegos Olímpicos de Atenas, que reemplace al número siete del mundo.

El viñamarino hará su estreno este jueves frente a Juan Mónaco (23º). El choque está programado para las 20:30 horas (23:30 GMT) en el Buenos Aires Lawn Tennis Club.

Los otros protagonistas del torneo son los trasandinos David Nalbandian (9º), Juan Ignacio Chela (20º), Agustín Calleri (42º), Mariano Zabaleta (104º), el peruano Luis Horna (73º) y el español Carlos Moyá (17º). (Cooperativa.cl)

Alx
12-13-2007, 05:25 AM
:eek:
Vamoos Nicoo !!!

At least, nobody could say that he doesn't want to play...

Thanks for the info Kid :)

Fergie
12-13-2007, 11:38 AM
Vamos Nico :rocker2:

kidnicky
12-13-2007, 01:21 PM
you're welcome Alx ;)

actually I was wondering if he found out that he was going to play this also yesterday as I knew it :lol:

NicoFan
12-13-2007, 01:39 PM
That's good news! :yeah:

kidnicky
12-13-2007, 01:48 PM
the press is really funny, I'm reading some articles that are saying that the replacement of Gonzalez could be Acasuso, Rios, Coria or Nico :haha: but I guess Nico is the one confirmed since you can see his name on the schedule :p

some lucky chileans will have the match on tv :awww: