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AUSTRALIAN OPEN: Aussie Rules - At Least There's Doubles...

NicoFan
01-10-2008, 11:43 AM
:lol:

I got the "freaking draw" part of the title from a post from Kid. :lol:

VAMOS NICO IN AUSTRALIA! BUENA SUERTE! :hug:

NicoFan
01-10-2008, 11:48 AM
BTW, I read a post in GM from someone who is been watching practices at the Oz Open. She said its extraordinarily hot in Melbourne. :eek: They have the Australian Open at the wrong time of year - it seems that its like this for a few days every year.

Alx
01-10-2008, 12:25 PM
every year, it's very hot in Melbourne, there are always some malaises.

when will the draw be made ?

Fergie
01-10-2008, 12:31 PM
Tonight at 2300 GMT ;)

Alx
01-10-2008, 12:52 PM
I wanted to go to bed early because I didn't sleep a lot these last days :o I don't know if I'm going to wait for the draw tonight

kidnicky
01-10-2008, 01:11 PM
I guess it's not that important to be awake just for the freaking draw Alx :lol:

great title NicoFan, when I read I started laughing thinking "I use that word a lot!" :rolls:

and yes, every year it's extremely hot in Melbourne, I've seen pics of the players training and when you see guys like Andy R and Nalbandian practicing shirtless is when you know that is really really hot our there :o :p

let's wait and see what news we have today, please please, I can't handle another year of bad draws :retard: :lol:

NicoFan
01-10-2008, 06:49 PM
3 more hours until the draw.

I'm scared. :scared:

:eek:

kidnicky
01-10-2008, 06:57 PM
I'm really not thinking about it :p it's better like that :rolls: ... I'll curse or dance later :p

Sparko1030
01-10-2008, 07:12 PM
I hope for a good draw but I am too realistic to believe it will happen :lol:
My biggest hope is Nico keeps on improving -and that is much more likely to happen than a good draw :yeah:

As far as the heat goes, its seems Nico usually deals better with the heat than many others. :)

NicoFan
01-10-2008, 10:45 PM
Well the praying for a good freaking draw didn't work...Nico got Blake in the first round.

:bigcry:

Oz Land will be quick.

:sad:

Fergie
01-10-2008, 10:47 PM
OMG :help:

kidnicky
01-10-2008, 10:52 PM
This is unfreaking believeable :banghead: :banghead:

I'm sick and tired of this shit :shout:

Alx
01-10-2008, 10:53 PM
bah that could have been worst, he could have played against Federer :shrug:

kidnicky
01-10-2008, 10:58 PM
this isn't good either so :shrug:

stupid draws :ras:

NicoFan
01-10-2008, 10:59 PM
Fed would have been worse, but Blake is tough. Of course, he can space out during Slams. Sometimes he gets that deer in the headlights look.

Let's hope that he does again...but Nico has to be up for the match. If he acts like he did against Nole last year, it's over before it starts.

He has to come out aggressive. When Blake gets down, he can implode.

Fergie
01-10-2008, 11:02 PM
Go for the upset Nico :angel:

kidnicky
01-10-2008, 11:07 PM
the only thing that I don't want is that he does the same as last year but I don't think he will do it again, I believe in the Nico that I saw this week :fiery:

and if for some miracle he could upset that guy, oh my god I'd love him even more if that could be posible :rolls:

TommyB.
01-10-2008, 11:14 PM
He can beat Blake. H2H says 2-0 Nico. ;)

I don't like this draw, but better than last year. :p

NicoFan
01-10-2008, 11:18 PM
I would love to see him upset Blake too - I like James, but sometimes he irritates the crap out of me. :lol:

One good thing...I'll get to see the match on TV. :shrug: I think that I'd rather miss seeing Nico's match though if he were playing a qualifier instead.

kidnicky
01-11-2008, 02:35 AM
Tommy is right, it's a better draw than the one from last year :lol:

I'll probably get the match too on TV but who knows what would be the schedule for it, probably it'd be at a sucking time for me as usual :ras: :lol: ... but like NicoFan said, I'd rather don't have the match on tv if I could trade it for a better draw :awww:

oh and for the record, I don't like Blake and I'd never like him and he always irritates the crap out of me, using NF's sentence :haha:

Sparko1030
01-11-2008, 03:10 AM
:awww: Well, not a good draw of course. Although Blake hasnt' been doing that well and often cracks under the pressure of slams. Nico can get the upset-better chance with Blake than some others. :shrug:

NicoFan
01-11-2008, 12:11 PM
:awww: Well, not a good draw of course. Although Blake hasnt' been doing that well and often cracks under the pressure of slams. Nico can get the upset-better chance with Blake than some others. :shrug:

That's what I think too Sparko. Obviously James is a good player or he wouldn't be so high (though part of that is that this era of players outside of Fed and Rafa aren't as good as in the past). But if Nico puts pressure on Blake, you never know. Nico just can't give up before the match even starts like he does so very often.

kidnicky
01-11-2008, 01:15 PM
but I don't want to think about that, I'm sure that he won't give up before the match starts, I'm not expecting a win (though I'd love one lol!) I'm just expecting to give that guy a hard time, I want to see Blake runing like crazy through the all court like JC was runing against Nico, I want to see him tired and to think that this 1st round draw was the worst that he could have gotten :devil:

NicoFan
01-11-2008, 02:29 PM
:lol: Sounds good to me Kid!!

kidnicky
01-11-2008, 03:23 PM
is not so much to ask don't you think? :p

could you tell that I dislike Blake or what? :rolls:

ChinoRios4Ever
01-11-2008, 03:59 PM
Nico is 2-0 vs Blake :p

no joking... what a idiot draw once again :ras:

NicoFan
01-12-2008, 04:40 PM
FYI - I just looked at the OOP for Monday - it's the bottom half of the draw so no Nico.

Kid will be happy. :)

kidnicky
01-13-2008, 03:06 AM
I saw that earlier and I'm happy but it'd be easier to catch his match on TV if it'd have been tomorrow since it's sunday for us and monday for Aussie land :lol: ... but anyway, hopefully it'll be at a decent time for us :yeah:

ChinoRios4Ever
01-13-2008, 03:30 AM
I predict Nico on Vodafone or Margaret Court Arena :o

kidnicky
01-13-2008, 04:20 AM
probably but it has to be on a decent time for us please!!! :o :lol:

Sparko1030
01-13-2008, 04:25 AM
Yes, a decent time here please :lol: I hope we got it on tv here-we should since its Blake. That's a plus with Nico playing a top ranked US player at least.

kidnicky
01-13-2008, 04:50 AM
yes that's the only good thing about this stupid freaking draw :ras: :lol:

PoderShileno
01-13-2008, 02:32 PM
vamos nico¡¡¡¡

TommyB.
01-13-2008, 03:12 PM
It's a decent night session for us europeans. ;) But I guess he will play on a show court without (german) tv coverage.

Btw the AO website is great, especially the draws on it. :o

NicoFan
01-13-2008, 10:10 PM
I was just looking at James' record - he had a crappy Fall except for early on, did well at Davis Cup, but then lost in the first round to Santoro at Sydney.

He definitely doesn't seem at the top of his game. Of course, neither is Nico.

But if Nico goes into this match looking as if he lost the match before it even starts, I'm going to be more than upset with him. :lol: Since it will be on TV here, I will see most of it and will know. Blake can be beat ... so I want to see the Nico of 2003/2004 that fought and acted like a warrior on court - not the Nico that gives up after one bad point that we've seen the past couple of years.

ChinoRios4Ever
01-14-2008, 04:40 AM
Vodafone Arena
11:00 AM Start

1 Women's Singles - 1st Rnd.
Anna Chakvetadze (RUS)[6] v. Andrea Petkovic (GER)

followed by
2 Men's Singles - 1st Rnd.
Thomas Johansson (SWE) v. Marcos Baghdatis (CYP)[15]

3 Women's Singles - 1st Rnd.
Sorana Cirstea (ROU) v. Ana Ivanovic (SRB)[4]

4 Men's Singles - 1st Rnd.
James Blake (USA)[12] v. Nicolas Massu (CHI)

no decent time :retard:

Nico 1st time in a stadium in the AO :p

kidnicky
01-14-2008, 04:54 AM
unfreaking believeable :retard: aprox 5pm Australian time that could be midnight for me :retard: :sad:

and probably we won't have it on ESPN since they're going back to transmision in LA at 2 am of my time :banghead:

stupid stupid OOP :ras:

NicoFan
01-14-2008, 12:42 PM
This sucks. :mad:

Alx
01-14-2008, 12:57 PM
I'll probably be already at work so no livestream for me whereas Nico plays on a big court :(
At best, I'll see the warm-up

kidnicky
01-14-2008, 01:18 PM
and at best I'd kind of see the match drooling in my bed at not for Nico looking so good, it'll be because I'd be falling sleep :rolls:

stupid stupid schedule :ras:

Sparko1030
01-14-2008, 01:34 PM
:sobbing: I was so sure I'd at least be able to see Nico's match on tv here but now I see that TTC will have coverage too so it won't necessarily be on ESPN2 :mad: :sad:

:ras: :ras: :ras:

kidnicky
01-14-2008, 01:48 PM
and btw, Nico is on the double's draw :lol: ... he's playing with Nicolas Almagro (the stupid yeller kid lol!) not a bad first round but possible 2nd round against the Bryans :rolleyes:

Bob Bryan USA (1)
Mike Bryan USA (1)
v
Maximo Gonzalez ARG
Juan Monaco ARG

Carlos Berlocq ARG
Andreas Seppi ITA
v
Nicolas Almagro ESP
Nicolas Massu CHI

Alx
01-14-2008, 01:59 PM
why does he play with Almagro ? :rolleyes:

kidnicky
01-14-2008, 02:06 PM
because that's just life :haha:

TommyB.
01-14-2008, 02:19 PM
Nico vs. Blake should be last match of the day session. I hope Eurosport will show it...a part at least.

Almagro is better than Chela. :p

Fergie
01-14-2008, 02:22 PM
Vamos Nico! :bounce:

kidnicky
01-14-2008, 02:44 PM
yeah probably Almagro is better than Chela, at least he'll try to play not like the other one :rolls:

Alx
01-14-2008, 02:59 PM
maybe Almagro is better than Chela but I don't like him :ras:

kidnicky
01-14-2008, 03:17 PM
me neither :haha: but probably that was Nico's only choice of a partner :p

NicoFan
01-14-2008, 03:23 PM
:sobbing: I was so sure I'd at least be able to see Nico's match on tv here but now I see that TTC will have coverage too so it won't necessarily be on ESPN2 :mad: :sad:

:ras: :ras: :ras:

Time wise, it should be on ESPN. TTC has the very early matches this evening.

But who knows...the way they are doing the coverage is difficult to follow.

NicoFan
01-14-2008, 03:25 PM
I like Nico Almagro now. :lol: Don't shoot me. :rolls:

He was sooooo funny when I watched him in New Haven with Fer V. At least we know that our Nico will laugh at lot during doubles.

And I'm so happy that Nico is playing doubles. I love him playing doubles, and he seem to play doubles as much as he used to.

kidnicky
01-14-2008, 03:34 PM
people tend to laugh at him because he acts like a yerk most part of the times and yes it's funny if you're watching all his show outside, but I'm sure that the people on his team don't laugh that much about it :lol: ... I've seen how this kid yells at his coach and it's not funny at all :p

NicoFan
01-14-2008, 03:48 PM
Oh, he shouldn't yell at his coach. :sad: (But our Nico wasn't too nice to Gaby. :eek:)

Fer V was really laughing at Nico A. :lol:

Okay, I'll have to go by your opinions because you know him better, but too bad, because he is funny. :lol:

NicoFan
01-14-2008, 03:58 PM
Hey there's a poll on GM about who will win the Nico-Blake match - everyone has to go and vote for Nico (even if you think that James will win. :rolls: )

Sparko1030
01-14-2008, 04:05 PM
Time wise, it should be on ESPN. TTC has the very early matches this evening.

But who knows...the way they are doing the coverage is difficult to follow.

Thanks for the info Nicofan :) I hope you are right!

And now I'm going to vote in the poll :lol:

kidnicky
01-14-2008, 04:16 PM
believe me NicoFan that the way that Nico used to yell at Gaby is nothing compared in the way Almagro yells to his coach, Nico yelled to Gaby complaining about his practices or games, Almagro yells at his coach like blaming him for everything bad that could happen to him, you know like one of those spoiled kids who yell at their parents in the middle of the mall just because they don't want to buy him a candy :rolleyes: :lol:

oh and I already voted in the poll :p who do you think that was the 3rd vote on it? :rolls:

NicoFan
01-14-2008, 05:02 PM
:lol: Kid....I should have known that you voted.

And thanks for the info on Nico A. - yes, our Nico does complain, but he's not mean to his coaches.

LOVELY
01-14-2008, 05:11 PM
It's not the first time Nico plays the double with Almagro.They already played together in Lyon 2006 for instance.

kidnicky
01-14-2008, 05:38 PM
of course NicoFan, who do you think you're talking with? :rolls:

ChinoRios4Ever
01-14-2008, 06:24 PM
ESPN2 shows this in USA, good for NF and Sparko :yeah:

ESPN LA showed the night session with the ESPN2 coverage with Chris Fowler, Darren Cahill & co, and they said that they will show Tojo-Baghy and Nico-Blake

NicoFan
01-14-2008, 06:41 PM
Hey Felipe - yes, I heard that too - both matches should be good. It's about time they showed some men's matches. We had like six straight hours of women's tennis yesterday. :tape: :eek: I thought I was going to die. :lol:

ChinoRios4Ever
01-14-2008, 06:44 PM
here in ESPN LA they will show Djokovic, Nalbandian and Federer

ESPN+ will show Monaco-Berlocq and Gonzo, they didnt say nothing about Nico

Fergie
01-14-2008, 07:04 PM
ESPN :armed: :mad:

kidnicky
01-14-2008, 07:12 PM
If they don't show his match here in LA I'm gonna scream so hard that they'll hear me until Melbourne :armed:

GonzoFan
01-14-2008, 08:25 PM
Good Luck to Nico against Blake!! :yeah:

Vamosssssss!!!!! :fiery:

NicoFan
01-14-2008, 08:32 PM
Thanks GF! And good luck to Fernando too!!! :yeah:

I'm freaking out here - we had a snowstorm last night and lost power earlier in the day. Now the lights keep dimming. We better have power for Nico's match. :eek:

VAMOS NICO!

kidnicky
01-14-2008, 08:35 PM
stop worrying for that NicoFan :lol:

Gracias GonzoFan :hug: ... I don't wish you good luck since it'd be the other way around with my terrible luck :lol:

NicoFan
01-14-2008, 10:18 PM
Power is still on and am now getting nervous for the match. :scared:

I just want him to come out trying. :bigcry: If he doesn't, I'll be so disappointed.

VAMOS NICO - FIGHT TONIGHT! :fiery: (Or really tomorrow afternoon for him. :lol:)

Alx
01-14-2008, 10:49 PM
VAMOOOS NICOOO !!! :bounce:

kidnicky
01-14-2008, 10:51 PM
at least you're sure to have the match on tv not like us :banghead: :lol:

you need to do something to distract yourself NicoFan :rolls: I'll go to tennis lessons so the racquet will pay the price of my nervousness :silly:

Sparko1030
01-14-2008, 11:24 PM
:yeah: good news about Nico's match being on tv here afterall. :D . I hope your power there will be ok Nicofan :awww: I heard about that storm :eek:

I'm nervous too but I have a meeting tonight so it will take my off it for awhile. :)

:hug: sorry you won't get in on tv Kid.

NicoFan
01-14-2008, 11:28 PM
Okay I had to change my post. One of the ladies retired from the first match on Vodafone.

Which means that Nico will be out earlier than expected.

Carlita
01-15-2008, 12:49 AM
:wavey: I probably won't be around when he plays (if :baby: Fer would hurry me can go back to bed :lol: ) but

:bounce: VAMOS NICOOOOOOO :bounce:

:fiery: Get Blake :armed:

NicoFan
01-15-2008, 01:03 AM
Thanks Carlita! :)

And yeay for Fer! He won! :woohoo: :bounce:

Carlita
01-15-2008, 01:05 AM
:woohoo: yay Fer :D

:wavey:night night!

NicoFan
01-15-2008, 01:26 AM
:wavey: Night Carlita!!!

Pleasant Fer dreams! :rolls:

kidnicky
01-15-2008, 02:41 AM
everything was going well until now that Johansson is leading in the 3rd set 5-2 to Baghdatis and Baggy already won 2 sets :mad: ... so hopefully Baggy will move his butt to win this and then my fav girl Ivanovic will do me the favor to win fast too :lol:

I just saw Fer V score, great :yeah:

Sparko1030
01-15-2008, 04:12 AM
The women are only half way through the first set :awww: ESPN2 coverage is listed until midnight here so now I'm worried again about seeing Nico's match :scared: I suppose if not aired live tonight they will play it taped tomorrow but its not the same :ras:

:hatoff: Good luck to Ana btw Kid!
:yeah: to Fer V too-he plays that other hunk Tipsaravic (sp next) ;)

kidnicky
01-15-2008, 04:19 AM
I'm so pissed off that I won't get the match on TV or neither on live stream that I better go to bed before anything else could pay the price of my anger :armed: :lol:

please Nico, cheer me up after all this frustration for trying to watch your match :sobbing:

I hate ESPN sooooo much!!!! :shout:

VAMOS NICO CARAJO!!! :fiery:

Alx
01-15-2008, 05:14 AM
I have a livestream but I probably won't see Nico because Ivanovic can't finished her match :sobbing:

Sparko1030
01-15-2008, 05:27 AM
Finally, the women's match is done :rolleyes: , with Ana winning. Looks like they're going to show Nico's match afterall :D

VAMOOOOOOOS NICO!!!

Alx
01-15-2008, 05:35 AM
Nico on court with a blue sleeveless shirt and a white cap

Sparko1030
01-15-2008, 05:40 AM
:lol: I was just going to give a fashion report Alx but you beat me to it! He looks good ;)

Alx
01-15-2008, 05:45 AM
I have to go to work :awww:

VAMOOOS NICOO !!!

Carlita
01-15-2008, 06:03 AM
Nico is on Eurosport atm :) vamoooooooooooos! :bounce:

but I can't watch....have to go to work :sad:

:boxing: keep cheering everyone!! :bounce:

Sparko1030
01-15-2008, 06:22 AM
:wavey: bye bye Alx and Carlita-Europeans are off to work :awww:

Nico lost the first set 3-6. James came out on fire but Nico fought back but it wasn't enough. Win the 2nd Nico!!!

VAMOOOOOOOOOS !!! :fiery:

Alx
01-15-2008, 06:31 AM
I'm back with only a scoreboard

it seems that it's not easy for Blake

VAMOOOOS !!!

Sparko1030
01-15-2008, 06:52 AM
:wavey: welcome back Alx :lol:

Well, 2nd set Blake 6-2 :sad:

Time to turn it around Nico, win the 3rd por favor! :bounce:

Alx
01-15-2008, 06:54 AM
:sad:

Sparko1030
01-15-2008, 06:59 AM
:sad: another break for Blake, 2*-1

Don't give up Nico, just don't give up....:hug:

VolandriFan
01-15-2008, 07:11 AM
NICO! :smash: Don't let Blake beat you :sobbing:

VAMOS NICO!!!

Sparko1030
01-15-2008, 07:26 AM
:tears:Well, that's it. Blake wins 6-3,6-2,6-2 but Nico didn't give up-he kept fighting for the points. We knew it would be a tough match for Nico to win although I did hope for the upset. Blake was playing very well-he defiantly has brought up his game since his last tournament.

:hug: Nico :rocker2:

TommyB.
01-15-2008, 07:35 AM
no chance today :sad:

Carlita
01-15-2008, 07:38 AM
:awww:

Alx
01-15-2008, 07:41 AM
:sad:
visibly Blake was too strong for Nico :hug: :hug:

NicoFan
01-15-2008, 08:29 AM
I'm glad that I slept through it.

Nico. :hug:

Fergie
01-15-2008, 10:07 AM
Ahhhh Nico :hug:

NicoFan
01-15-2008, 10:42 AM
The Nicos are playing doubles this evening/tomorrow on Court 14 - 4th match on that court.

kidnicky
01-15-2008, 01:31 PM
:ras: :ras: :ras:

I'm so sick and tired of these first round loses and I hate Blake now even more, just for once in our life as Nico's fans I'd like to keep watching a GS with some joy knowing that my fav player continues playing on it, and not watching a GS remembering everytime that my fav player isn't there anymore :sobbing:

It's true what once I read on GM, Life sucks if you're not a Federer or Nadal fan :banghead:

NicoFan
01-15-2008, 01:38 PM
:ras: :ras: :ras:

I'm so sick and tired of these first round loses and I hate Blake now even more, just for once in our life as Nico's fans I'd like to keep watching a GS with some joy knowing that my fav player continues playing on it, and not watching a GS remembering everytime that my fav player isn't there anymore :sobbing:

It's true what once I read on GM, Life sucks if you're not a Federer or Nadal fan :banghead:

Awww Kid... :hug:

Life does suck if you're not a Fed or Rafa fan. :sad:

What is saddest is that he's not even competitive in matches anymore. At least before, he would give an opponent a difficult time even if he lost. Now it's over before it starts.

I've seen players his age comeback - like an Agassi or Lord Carlos and goodness even Vinnay got a big win yesterday - but Nico has got to want it and be willing to sacrifice.

At his age, that means no more all nighters in bars (not so easy for him to give up), and demanding physical training (that part should be easy for him and he already is physically fit). Get a good coach. Get someone who he can trust who can give him great advice - like Andre had in Gil Reyes. And start over from square one (which he doesn't seem willing to do right now).

Let's see what happens during the LA swing. There could be a miracle, and he might actually do well.

EDIT: I hate seeing him lose like this - I wish good things would happen for him. But it doesn't seem to be happening. :sad: And I can't see things changing anytime soon since he hasn't made any changes himself.

kidnicky
01-15-2008, 02:11 PM
:hug: I know, I'll wait for the LA swing too, I still think that he can go back to keep wining, is just that after seeing him playing so well in Auckland at least I thought that he could push Blake into a 5 sets match but I turned on the tv at 2.30 am and I saw Blake's press conference and he looked so rested that I figured it out that he finished the match in 3 sets and I wasn't wrong :sad: I know that this tournament has never "fit" to Nico but I'm his fan and I'm stupidly positive sometimes that I thought that this time he could do well. He'll probably will do much better on the clay season but I can't help myself to feel sad for me and for him :awww: because it kills to know that all the chilean press is worshiping Capdeville and Gonzalez and not him, that is just so terrible for me, I'm ridiculous I know but I suffer for him :sad: :lol:

I'm going to pray that this 2 weeks pass very quickly and then to take a bottle of pills to get ready for the insane week in Viña :silly:

Sparko1030
01-15-2008, 02:33 PM
Kid :awww: :hug: Yeah, I'm hoping for good results on the Latin swing too-he traditionally does well in those tournaments :)

It was a sucky draw even though I tried to be positive. James came out on court to win. I didn't think Nico was that bad-he seemed to keep fighting, its just that Blake seemed to have something to prove starting with his first match. :shrug:

kidnicky
01-15-2008, 02:58 PM
the stupid one couldn't lose like he did on Sidney :o :lol:

NicoFan
01-15-2008, 03:06 PM
They are replaying the match now - so then I can comment about the match.

Yeay James had been playing like shit except DC, and then he came out in all gears it sounds like against Nico.

But becuase of Nico's recent results, guys can come in positive. :shrug:

And I can tell just from watching just two games that Nico didn't believe that he could win from the get go. I've been watching him for so long. I know these things. :lol: Body language and facial expression.

Blake as usual in the first two games irritates me - that stupid grin on his face when he does something well. :rolleyes:

He looks a bit lost out there. But cute - very lovely tan and the sleeveless shirt looks great! :yeah:

NicoFan
01-15-2008, 03:13 PM
I won't do a play by play ... :lol: ... but Nico was fighting even when behind. It's good to see. :yeah:

Rosie posted on GM that Nico was injured during the second set? His back or hip? Did anyone see that?

kidnicky
01-15-2008, 03:24 PM
of course I didn't see that, I didn't have the match on TV thanks to ESPN are you forgetting that NicoFan? :o :lol: .... I can't believe you've a reply and I have nothing :ras: stupid ESPN

and don't say anything else about Blake if you don't want to go on the 2nd place of my black list next to Coria :mad: ... stupid assh*le :ras:

NicoFan
01-15-2008, 03:35 PM
They only showed bits and pieces of it so hard to tell, but I think Nico did as best as he could. James came out strong - not much Nico could do at first. But once I would like to see Nico come out like James did - totally going for it. :shrug: Maybe if he had come out more aggressive, he could have thrown James off. Probably not, but it might have been worth a try. :shrug:

Oh well, water under the bridge.

Let's hope for success at the LA swing.

kidnicky
01-15-2008, 03:37 PM
stupid Blake :ras: ... he could have won in Sidney and lose big time yesterday :p

thanks for the review NicoFan ;)

NicoFan
01-15-2008, 03:45 PM
Can't really be mad at James - he went out and did his job.

Oh Nico... :hug:

kidnicky
01-15-2008, 03:52 PM
me no cares NicoFan, I need to be sad and mad :lol:

ChinoRios4Ever
01-15-2008, 06:37 PM
no comments :tape:

12 days to Viña :rocker2:

Sparko1030
01-15-2008, 06:37 PM
I won't do a play by play ... :lol: ... but Nico was fighting even when behind. It's good to see. :yeah:

Rosie posted on GM that Nico was injured during the second set? His back or hip? Did anyone see that?


You know, I sat and watched the whole match and I didn't pick up on that but Rosie is a much more experienced observer than me :shrug: The announcers never mentioned it but they arent' exactly a brain trust either and of course Pat Mac was all about James. :( I doubt he was really able to ever take his eyes off Blake.....:rolleyes: :lol:

NicoFan
01-15-2008, 07:25 PM
:lol: Sparko. It's love. :inlove: :rolls:

kidnicky
01-15-2008, 07:36 PM
:haha: it's so true what NicoFan said Sparko :lol: ... we have something similar here with ESPN LA, no matter in which match they're, Alvarez always find the way to find the relation with Roger and how great he is :rolls: .. the worst thing was yesterday during Sportscenter, the guy was interviewing Monaco and he finished his practice and King Fed practiced after him and the first question for Monaco was "Pico, you had to leave the court for Federer right? does he get mad if you stay longer?" :retard: ... and then something that King Fed was watching the practice of Monaco just because he is thinking that Monaco is on his part of the draw ... anyway it's everything about Federer and sometimes the Rey David :rolleyes: :lol:

wait until I'm an ESPN presenter ... Nico's matches all the time and I'd be talking about him all the time, Federer? who the hell is that guy, I only know that Nico looks cute on the sleeveless outfit :haha:

16681
01-15-2008, 09:23 PM
Poor Nico :sad: Blake finally got him :tears: I believe I did hear the commentators mention Nico had called the trainer. But I never saw a trainer work on him :confused:

Alx
01-16-2008, 08:58 AM
Los Nicos won their doubles 5-7 6-2 6-3 :yeah:
They will play against the Bryan brothers in next round

TommyB.
01-16-2008, 09:10 AM
At least a doubles win but B&B should be the end of Melbourne.

Sparko1030
01-16-2008, 12:25 PM
:yippee: Nico y Nico!

But its the BB next??? :awww: Again no luck for Nico in the draw......we will have to find some way to undo this curse on our chico :mad:

NicoFan
01-16-2008, 12:34 PM
:woohoo: for the Nicos!!

But yeah, the twins will be the end.

:sad:

Nico doesn't have any luck in the draws. :bigcry:

Fergie
01-16-2008, 12:49 PM
Good, Nico will be in Viña soon :lol:

NicoFan
01-16-2008, 12:55 PM
Actually it isn't bad. He will be in Vina soon.

This is the time of year that he can get some points so he needs to get back on the clay.

Vina has such a difficult entry list this year that I doubt he'll get to the finals. So he has to play ALL the LA swing tourneys to get those points - Brasil, BA, and Acapulco - to make up for it and hopefully add some points.

kidnicky
01-16-2008, 01:27 PM
at least they won the first round :banana: ... and I knew the Bryans would be next, but who knows, the Bryans tend to be unpredictable :rolls: and like all of you said, he needs to get really ready for the LA swing, he doesn't need to much time to get used to play on clay but he'll need the rest and to prepare himself to kick some butts in all the tournaments, not only in one, he needs to take advantage of them and to gain confidence and good points for his ranking :yeah:

Sparko1030
01-16-2008, 01:38 PM
Thaks for pointing out the bright side to a bad draw everyone :yeah: It is more important for him to get ready for Vina and clay than to keep winning in doubles.

ChinoRios4Ever
01-16-2008, 03:46 PM
even in doubles a crappy draw :haha:

kidnicky
01-16-2008, 03:58 PM
Nico has the same bad luck as me in TT :haha:

kidnicky
01-17-2008, 02:52 PM
Los Nicos will play doubles today, first turn on show court 3. 11 am Australian time so aprox 6pm my time, 9pm Chile time and okay okay for NicoFan would be 7pm :p

The best of luck for los Nicos ... difficult, very difficult match :o

Alx
01-17-2008, 03:19 PM
and 1am for the Europeans :(

kidnicky
01-17-2008, 03:39 PM
sorry :p ... don't worry one month and you'll have Nico there for the rest of the year, and we'll be back to the usual insane matches time :o :lol:

NicoFan
01-17-2008, 03:47 PM
Los Nicos will play doubles today, first turn on show court 3. 11 am Australian time so aprox 6pm my time, 9pm Chile time and okay okay for NicoFan would be 7pm :p

The best of luck for los Nicos ... difficult, very difficult match :o

Yeay! I'm glad that I can follow it! :)

VAMOS LOS NICOS!! :fiery:

NicoFan
01-17-2008, 03:48 PM
and 1am for the Europeans :(

No complaining from the European contingent. :rolls:

Nico is in Europe for most of the year. He should buy a home there. :rolleyes:

Sparko1030
01-17-2008, 03:50 PM
If it starts on time I will miss the begining at least :awww: (Parent-teacher confereces for the kids) but hopefully I'll be back in time to catch some of it.

VAMOOOOOS NICO y NICO!!!

ChinoRios4Ever
01-17-2008, 06:08 PM
vamos :haha:

kidnicky
01-17-2008, 11:20 PM
The Nicos are already playing :bounce: 1-1 for now but I've to go so

Vamooos Nicos! fight till the end :devil: :yeah:

NicoFan
01-17-2008, 11:20 PM
Los Nicos already started... 1-1 ...

NicoFan
01-17-2008, 11:38 PM
Update: 3-3

COME ON NICOS!!

NicoFan
01-17-2008, 11:46 PM
Shoot - the Bryans broke. :bigcry:

5*-3 the twins

NicoFan
01-17-2008, 11:48 PM
Wow...that was fast. The Bryans won their game at love.

6-3 the twins :sad:

VAMOS LOS NICOS! At least give 'em a fight! :fiery:

NicoFan
01-18-2008, 12:08 AM
The chicoas are hanging in there - 3-2* Los Nicos!

:)

NicoFan
01-18-2008, 12:10 AM
That was fast - 3-3 now

NicoFan
01-18-2008, 12:20 AM
Shoot broken - 5*-4 the twins. :sad:

They showed that last game on TV.

First, Nico looked so cute! :hug:

And he and Nico A are into it.

There was one point that was really cool that the boys lost that made them really laugh. :lol: Glad to see our nico having fun.

But I want them to comeback! VAMOS!

NicoFan
01-18-2008, 12:24 AM
Well the chicos lost. :bigcry:

Back to Vina...let's see what he has to say when he gets back.

Another extremely short Oz Open. :tape: :lol:

Sparko1030
01-18-2008, 12:29 AM
The end of that set did go fast! :eek: I left the screen for a few minutes and they were off the sb when I got back.

Well, too bad they lost but I guess we expected it with such a crappy draw. :awww:
:hug: for the Nicos and

ON TO VINA!!!! VAMOS NICO!!!

ChinoRios4Ever
01-18-2008, 02:06 AM
eaaaaaaaaaaaaaasy

well Nico will be at home :yeah:

Fergie
01-18-2008, 02:12 AM
Expected :p

At least we had Nico on tv for the match point :lol:

kidnicky
01-18-2008, 02:19 AM
damn it and I lost it again :ras: I hate ESPN :ras: :lol:

well Nico to get ready to kick butt on clay now :yeah:

the country that I love the most is the one where Nico only last like 3 days :rolls: