BERMUDA: Time For Changes So He Can Get Some Wins!!!! [Archive] - MensTennisForums.com

BERMUDA: Time For Changes So He Can Get Some Wins!!!!

NicoFan
04-18-2008, 11:24 AM
Nico's got to really just focus on making some changes so he can get some wins. He can't win consistently unless he makes changes. No changes = no wins.

If he and his Papa aren't CONSTANTLY discussing possible new coaches, something is extremely wrong in the Massu camp. And hopefully they are talking creatively about coaches, and not just focusing on the same 'ol same 'ol coaches from Argentina and Chile.

And once he gets a new coach, then they have to talk about changing his game which obviously isn't working to get wins anymore.

Great to get a win in Davis Cup, but he's got to actually win on the circuit too.

This is a challenger so despite not having made the changes that he needs to make, hopefully he'll get a couple wins here. But I'm not going to bet the house that he will actually win anything here either. :sad:

Because again. NO CHANGES = NO WINS.

Sparko1030
04-18-2008, 12:22 PM
Good luck Nico! :hatoff: Here's to a fresh start for you!!! :rocker:


VAMOOOOOOS NICO!!!

kidnicky
04-18-2008, 01:06 PM
Since I'm not in a mood for another long post I'm just gonna said, exactly what NicoFan posted :yeah:

Anyway here we go again, a new tournament and new hopes so let's wait to get some wins here ... like the Bon Jovi song, we've to keep the faith :fiery:

Vamos Nico!! :rocker2:

NicoFan
04-18-2008, 02:24 PM
I'd like to keep the faith. :lol: But I've lost it. :tape:

When he makes some changes, I'll go back to being a cheerleader again. :shrug:

kidnicky
04-18-2008, 05:42 PM
maybe he needs you to be a real "cheerleader" if you know what I mean NicoFan :aplot: :lol:

ChinoRios4Ever
04-18-2008, 07:07 PM
Entry List:
Sela, Dudi ISR 61
Hernandez, Oscar ESP 67
Luczak, Peter AUS 73
Young, Donald USA 77
Roitman, Sergio ARG 80
Berlocq, Carlos ARG 81
Spadea, Vincent USA 82
Isner, John USA 87
Granollers-Pujol, Marcel ESP 89
Ginepri, Robby USA 93
Dancevic, Frank CAN 94
Cuevas, Pablo URU 96
Massu, Nicolas CHI 109
Daniel, Marcos BRA 110
Odesnik, Wayne USA 116
Capdeville, Paul CHI 118
Troicki, Viktor SRB 119
Nishikori, Kei JPN 120
Hartfield, Diego ARG 134
Zabaleta, Mariano ARG 145
Vicente, Fernando ESP 149
Koellerer, Daniel AUT 158
SE
SE
Q
Q
Q
Q
WC
WC
WC
WC

Alternates:

1. Levy, Harel ISR 159
2. Chardy, Jeremy FRA 160
3. Rochus, Christophe BEL 165
4. Recouderc, Laurent FRA 178
5. Junqueira, Diego ARG 186
6. Lopez, Marc ESP 192
7. Ulihrach, Bohdan CZE 193
8. Munoz-De La Nava, Daniel ESP 199
9. Bogomolov Jr., Alex USA 204
10. Guzman, Juan-Pablo ARG 210
11. Puerta, Mariano ARG 212
12. Garcia, Adrian CHI 214
13. Slanar, Martin AUT 216
14. Kamke, Tobias GER 228
15. Haider-Maurer, Andreas AUT 232

NicoFan
04-18-2008, 09:19 PM
Looking at the field, the only one who could give Nico problems is Sela.

Please Nico please please please. Focus and get the job done this week. SFs or finals. No excuses for anything less.

And please Nico please please please, let's hear that you have a new coach by the end of the week. (And if it's a Chilean or Argentine, I'm going to scream in agony so loud, y'all hear me wherever you are living. :rolls:)

NicoFan
04-18-2008, 10:34 PM
I just found out that the event is on green clay. :eek:

Snowwy
04-18-2008, 10:36 PM
Looking at the field, the only one who could give Nico problems is Sela.

:sad:

List that can beat Nico:

Hernandez, Oscar ESP 67
Luczak, Peter AUS 73
Young, Donald USA 77
Isner, John USA 87
Granollers-Pujol, Marcel ESP 89
Dancevic, Frank CAN 94
Cuevas, Pablo URU 96
Daniel, Marcos BRA 110
Troicki, Viktor SRB 119
Zabaleta, Mariano ARG 145

NicoFan
04-19-2008, 12:23 AM
Snowwy - anyone is welcome here in Nico's forum. However, if you do come in here, this is a "safe" area for Nico's fans. Meaning, if you have anything negative to say about Nico, take it somewhere else. :angel: Okay???

:wavey: Snowwy.

Sparko1030
04-19-2008, 12:31 AM
Snowwy - anyone is welcome here in Nico's forum. However, if you do come in here, this is a "safe" area for Nico's fans. Meaning, if you have anything negative to say about Nico, take it somewhere else. :angel: Okay???

:wavey: Snowwy.

Ditto :)

NicoFan
04-19-2008, 12:54 AM
She's probably right. ;) But I was trying to keep the faith. :lol:

And I don't like it when people come into the player forums to make trouble. :rolleyes: If I wanted that, I'd hang out on GM. :lol:

Kind of silly too to troll a forum where an MTF moderator posts all the time. :lol:

Snowwy
04-19-2008, 01:24 AM
Snowwy - anyone is welcome here in Nico's forum. However, if you do come in here, this is a "safe" area for Nico's fans. Meaning, if you have anything negative to say about Nico, take it somewhere else. :angel: Okay???

Not sure how that is trolling, but if that was you'll consider this too. I don't follow Nico like you guys, but if he needed 5 hard fought sets to beat Niemeyer, a player who has never beaten a player in the top 500 on clay, what makes you think he will win this tournament?

She's probably right. ;) But I was trying to keep the faith. :lol:

And I don't like it when people come into the player forums to make trouble. :rolleyes: If I wanted that, I'd hang out on GM. :lol:

Kind of silly too to troll a forum where an MTF moderator posts all the time. :lol:

I wasnt trying to avoid the mods :help:

NicoFan
04-19-2008, 01:52 AM
Snowwy, I don't think that Nico can win this or any tournament.

Does that make you happy? And will you now go away???

:rolls:

Sparko1030
04-19-2008, 03:28 AM
:scratch: Why would someone want to post on a player's forum if they weren't a fan or there to say something supportive? :shrug: If you don't like Nico and want to air that, go to the GM-its that simple. ;) There are certainly players I don't like but I don't go to their forums to bait their fans-players forums are safe places for fans as Nicofan stated. :)

Fergie
04-19-2008, 01:45 PM
Keep the peace around here please :wavey:

Nothing wrong in Snowwy's post except the smilie :(

Sad but true right now Nico can lose with any player that he has to face :shrug: but like we have to keep the faith we should forget about it ;)

kidnicky
04-19-2008, 04:55 PM
and I was wondering how it was posible to get so many replies on this thread already and now I see the reason :lol: :retard:

NicoFan
04-19-2008, 06:32 PM
Good luck to Nico! :bounce:

Main Draw

(1) Sela vs. J. Vacek
Nishikori vs. Daniel
Massu vs. Koellerer
WC Bogomolov Jr vs. Gulbis (8)

(4) Young vs. G. Jones WC
Cuevas vs. Ginepri
Odesnik vs. Gaudio (WC)
(WC) Polansky vs. Luczak (6)

(7) Granollers-Pujol vs. Hartfield
Levy vs. Puerta
Qualifier vs. Qualifier
Troicki vs. Roitman (3)

(5) Isner vs. Capdeville
Spadea vs. Haider-Maurer
Qualifier vs. Qualifier
Berlocq vs. Hernandez (2)

LOVELY
04-19-2008, 06:40 PM
Good luck to Nico :bounce:
(and to my GG who will play against Odesnik :o )

TommyB.
04-19-2008, 10:07 PM
against "Crazy Dani" :eek:

Vamos Nico!!

Alx
04-20-2008, 04:50 PM
OMG :eek:
that will be a crazy match against crazy Dani :lol:

Vamooos Nico !!

ChinoRios4Ever
04-20-2008, 06:17 PM
crazy match :haha:

NicoFan
04-20-2008, 11:27 PM
I can't seem to find the OOP for Monday. :shrug:

I put a post in on the Challenger thread - hopefully someone will know where to find it.

LOVELY
04-20-2008, 11:27 PM
No Nico tomorrow . He will play on Tuesday :)

NicoFan
04-20-2008, 11:28 PM
Thanks Lovely! :)

Kid will be very happy that there isn't a Monday match. :rolls:

NicoFan
04-20-2008, 11:28 PM
Hey Lovely did you see that your GG isn't really playing??? :sad:

LOVELY
04-20-2008, 11:31 PM
Hey Lovely did you see that your GG isn't really playing??? :sad:

Yes I've seen that GG finally pulled out (as he did previously with all the other Challengers :rolleyes: )

NicoFan
04-20-2008, 11:32 PM
GG... :awww:

I miss our sweet GG. :hug:

LOVELY
04-20-2008, 11:39 PM
GG... :awww:

I miss our sweet GG. :hug:

I have no high hopes to see him again this year :sad:

NicoFan
04-20-2008, 11:45 PM
:sad:

kidnicky
04-21-2008, 03:49 AM
yeay good news, no match on monday :p

LOVELY
04-21-2008, 09:10 PM
Tuesday OOP :
Court 7 (matches start at 11am )

Nishikori (JPN)/Daniel (BRA)
Nico Massu(CHI)/Koellerer (AUT)
Polansky(CAN)/Luczak (AUS)

NicoFan
04-21-2008, 09:20 PM
Shoot....I have a meeting then. :sad:

Oh well...hopefully I'll have good news when I get back to a computer.

VAMOS NICO! :fiery:

kidnicky
04-21-2008, 09:50 PM
actually it's a challenger which means that it's going to be difficult to have a live score so maybe it's better if you are in a meeting during the match :p

Vamooos Nicoo!!! :fiery:

NicoFan
04-21-2008, 10:16 PM
Oh that's true. :sad: We probably won't know the score for awhile.

kidnicky
04-21-2008, 10:34 PM
probably we'll know the score after every set :lol:

Sparko1030
04-22-2008, 03:20 AM
Good luck Nico!!! :hatoff: You can do it :fiery:

Alx
04-22-2008, 08:12 AM
someone knows the time difference with Bermuda ?
(I feel like being on vacation now with beach, sun... because of Bermuda :o :lol: )

Vamoos Nicoo !!! You will win !!!

LOVELY
04-22-2008, 11:15 AM
someone knows the time difference with Bermuda ?
(I feel like being on vacation now with beach, sun... because of Bermuda :o :lol: )

Vamoos Nicoo !!! You will win !!!


For us, Bermuda is 5 hours less...;)It's 8.15am in Bermuda now ;)

Alx
04-22-2008, 11:52 AM
thanks Lovely :hug:

kidnicky
04-22-2008, 04:51 PM
it seems bwin have some matches on score board but not sure if it has the court where Nico will be playing and since I can't access bwin at work then I'll have to depend on somebody else :p

and also it seems that Daniel vs Nishikori went to a 3rd set

LOVELY
04-22-2008, 04:54 PM
it seems bwin have some matches on score board but not sure if it has the court where Nico will be playing and since I can't access bwin at work then I'll have to depend on somebody else :p

and also it seems that Daniel vs Nishikori went to a 3rd set
Bwin only covers the Center court so no Nico ...:sad:
And the score in the Bermuda topic are not always the good ones so be careful.Some people give fake scores...

kidnicky
04-22-2008, 05:04 PM
yeah I read that too that's why I said "it seems" :rolls:

LOVELY
04-22-2008, 05:13 PM
It seems that the Daniel/Nishikori match is over now ...
Nico is probably playing :unsure:

kidnicky
04-22-2008, 05:15 PM
and everything will be "it seems" :lol: thanks :yeah:

LOVELY
04-22-2008, 05:30 PM
It seems that Nico lost the first set 1-6 according to someone on the Bermuda topic but once again it can be a fake score :shrug:

kidnicky
04-22-2008, 06:03 PM
It better be a fake score :o

kidnicky
04-22-2008, 06:26 PM
it seems it's a real score since the person who posted the scores said that he/she called to the tournament office :retard:

Sparko1030
04-22-2008, 06:30 PM
:tape: :awww: Hopefully the 2nd set is going better....

NicoFan
04-22-2008, 06:35 PM
:sad:

LOVELY
04-22-2008, 06:39 PM
Someone wanna call the Bermuda for us ?:angel:
I'm sorry I would have loved to do it but I have no time :o ;)

kidnicky
04-22-2008, 06:40 PM
I won't call, I don't want to have a heartattack on the phone :silly: :lol:

NicoFan
04-22-2008, 06:44 PM
I can't because I have to teach later this afternoon and won't be home until late.

I just hope he wins. :sad:

If he loses, no more yelling from me because obviously there is something seriously wrong with his game. :sad:

BTW everyone - HAPPY EARTH DAY! :) Hug a tree! :hug:

NicoFan
04-22-2008, 06:46 PM
Latercera is reporting that Nico won the second set 6-3. :) :yeah:

kidnicky
04-22-2008, 06:55 PM
and la tercera said that the score from the first set was the one we saw on the challenger thread? :shrug:

do I have to hug a tree? really? did you already do it? :lol:

NicoFan
04-22-2008, 06:56 PM
Yes, latercera had the 1-6 first set score.

Of course I hugged a tree!!! :rolls: Actually, no, I didn't - I haven't had time. But in my head, I hugged a tree. :lol: It's Earth Day - you have to!! :yeah: :lol:

NicoFan
04-22-2008, 06:56 PM
I have to go to school - when I get there, I'll check. Hopefully it will be good news. :awww:

kidnicky
04-22-2008, 07:01 PM
ok then I'll check la tercera later :unsure:

nah! I'll only hug a tree until I see a picture of you huging a tree :rolls: ... good luck at the school :yeah:

kidnicky
04-22-2008, 07:34 PM
He won!!! :woohoo: :banana:

6-4 the last set according to La tercera :bounce: :rocker2:

Sparko1030
04-22-2008, 07:34 PM
Looks like Nico has won his match despite the awful first set. la tecera reports he won 1-6,6-3,6-4 :yippee:

Its very good to see he could recover from such a bad start. :yeah:

link to story:
http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=es&u=http://www.latercera.cl/&sa=X&oi=translate&resnum=1&ct=result&prev=/search%3Fq%3Dla%2Btercera%26hl%3Den%26rls%3Dcom.mi crosoft:en-us

(edit: well, I can't get the link directly to the score,(probably something with the translation) but its under tennis.)


And Nicofan-I will hug a tree :lol: Happy Earth Day all fellow Earthlings ;)

Sparko1030
04-22-2008, 07:39 PM
RATS!!! you beat me with the good news Kid! :lol:

kidnicky
04-22-2008, 07:39 PM
And the important part of the story that Sparko posted in spanish :p

Massú debutó con sufrida victoria en el challenger de Bermuda
El viñamarino se sobrepuso a un errático comienzo de partido donde cedió la primera manga por 1-6, llevándose las siguientes por 6-3 y 6-4, sellando su paso a octavos de final del torneo.

Un complicado aunque positivo debut tuvo hoy el tenista chileno Nicolás Massú (115º de la ATP) en el challenger de Bermuda, ya que tras un errático comienzo de partido logró sobreponerse para vencer en tres sets al austríaco Daniel Koellerer (164º) y con ello avanzar a octavos de final del certamen.
En el papel parecía un duelo ampliamente abordable, pero los primeros pasos del "Nico" en la arcilla bermudeña fueron bastante erráticos, entregando rápidamente la primera manga por un categórico 1-6.
Por momentos parecía que Massú entregaría el partido en base a los errores que le han costado diversos partidos en el último tiempo y que lo llevaron a ser por esta semana el número tres de Chile, pero en los momentos claves, supo responder a su experiencia.
En el segundo parcial evidenció la levantada llevándoselo por 6-3, para luego ratificar en el cuarto con 6-4 en un partido que se extendió por poco más de dos horas, pero que pone al "Vampiro" en la ronda de los 16 mejores.
Por ahora, Nicolás Massú deberá esperar el descenlace del resto de la jornada, ya que del último partido que se disputará hoy entre el estadounidense Alex Bogomolov Jr. (197º) y el lituano Ernests Gulbis (88º), saldrá su próximo rival

Nico :fiery:

kidnicky
04-22-2008, 07:41 PM
yeah Sparko I just went to check that :cool: :lol:

Alx
04-22-2008, 07:47 PM
:yippee: :D

LOVELY
04-22-2008, 09:46 PM
No Nico tomorrow in the oop...

NicoFan
04-23-2008, 12:09 AM
:bounce:

:woohoo:

YEAY FOR NICO!!

:) :) :) :)

LOVELY
04-23-2008, 11:54 AM
Nico 's next opponent is Gulbis .

NicoFan
04-23-2008, 01:15 PM
Nico 's next opponent is Gulbis .

Gulbis will be tough. :awww:

But let's have some revenge for the Vegas loss! :fiery:

And yet again, why isn't Nico playing doubles? As usual, don't understand the logic in his decisions. :sad:

kidnicky
04-23-2008, 01:29 PM
yeah Gulbis will be tough but I don't know how good is he on clay, although this is fake clay so who knows :o :lol:

NicoFan I gave up trying to understand the double's thing so you should do the same :rolls:

LOVELY
04-23-2008, 01:32 PM
yeah Gulbis will be tough but I don't know how good is he on clay, although this is fake clay so who knows :o :lol:

NicoFan I gave up trying to understand the double's thing so you should do the same :rolls:


Gulbis is good on clay :o I've seen him play last year in Kitz and he's a fighter :tape:
And Green Clay is not fake clay :p

kidnicky
04-23-2008, 01:34 PM
it is fake clay, have you seen a match on that type of clay?! :retard:

NicoFan
04-23-2008, 01:40 PM
It isn't fake clay. :lol:

I've played on green clay ... it seems slicker and more slippery than the red clay that I see on TV, but I've never played on red clay so really don't know. :shrug:

kidnicky
04-23-2008, 02:17 PM
question for you NicoFan, from where it comes from that fake, I mean green clay? :p .... for what I saw on the last weekend, the green clay isn't that " slow" and not that slippery like you said :p

NicoFan
04-23-2008, 02:39 PM
:lol: Okay, it is synthetic. :lol: So it's a bit fake.

It is faster than red clay...I never said it was slow. :) It seems slippery than red becasue it's packed down and isn't all loose like red clay is.

And last week's tournament in Houston was on red clay, not green clay. ;)

kidnicky
04-23-2008, 02:48 PM
I told you :lol:

For what I saw is not that slippery for the reason that you said, it's packed down, red clay is loose and that's why you can slide like if you're ice skating :rolls:

And yes I know that the Houston tournament was on red clay, I said "what I saw" since I saw on tv the women's tournament in I don't know where which was played on green clay :p

NicoFan
04-23-2008, 02:58 PM
Again, I've never played red clay, but I figure that it is slippery because the guys are sliding. :lol: But green clay is slick and slippery too. I didn't like it. I grew up playing hardcourts, and to slide around like that was freaky for me. :lol:

Though of course, I love watching the pros on clay. :yeah: I don't like to slide ;) but I love watching the clay court specialists slide! :lol:

kidnicky
04-23-2008, 03:40 PM
the same for me :rolls: I know that if I'd ever play on clay that will be the end of my days of not falling meanwhile I play tennis :lol: I'd end up looking in the ground with my legs all open and not in a cool way like Jelena Jankovic or Kim Clisjters :haha:

The tournament was in the US but can't remember where, the one where Serena won :p

LOVELY
04-23-2008, 09:56 PM
Nico / Gulbis : last match tomorrow on Center Court

Matches start at 11am

Odesnik/Luczak
Kryvonos; Vacek /Hartfield; Rojer
Young/Cuevas
Another Doubles again

Not before 6pm

Sela/Nishikori
Nico Massu/Gulbis

NicoFan
04-23-2008, 10:15 PM
:lol: Kid!

Oh yeay - late match so I can follow it. :yeah:

Sparko1030
04-24-2008, 03:10 AM
Kid :tape: :rolls:

Good Luck tomorrow Nico!!! Win this next match-you can do it!!!

VAMOOOOOOOS NICO!!!

kidnicky
04-24-2008, 03:17 AM
Thank God I don't have clay courts here :retard: :lol:

if the match would have been at 6pm that would have been my perfect time but anyway :p

Vamoos Nicoo!!! Let's get another win tomorrow!! (please!!) :fiery:

Sparko1030
04-24-2008, 09:11 PM
I think Nico's match should be begining about now but of course, no sb. FIGHT FIGHT FIGHT NICO!!!

VAMOOOOOOOOOOS!!!!:fiery:

LOVELY
04-24-2008, 09:13 PM
I think Nico's match should be begining about now but of course, no sb. FIGHT FIGHT FIGHT NICO!!!

VAMOOOOOOOOOOS!!!!:fiery:

I think it's later because before Nico there is Kishikori/Sela match ;)

Alx
04-24-2008, 09:29 PM
Vamooos Nicooo !!!

kidnicky
04-24-2008, 09:36 PM
according to my calculations it'd be like 1 hr or more later :p

LOVELY
04-24-2008, 10:24 PM
I think we have to wait a bit..
Nishikori won the first set so now one more set to play ( or two ):rolleyes:

NicoFan
04-24-2008, 10:27 PM
:sad:

Yeah the first evening match only started 1 hour ago so it will be awhile.

kidnicky
04-24-2008, 10:31 PM
and besides there's no score to follow so :o :lol:

NicoFan
04-24-2008, 10:36 PM
It sucks when there is no live ticker. :sad:

And I hate live tickers. :lol: But they are better than nada. :shrug:

Sparko1030
04-24-2008, 10:48 PM
I guess I was a bit off :o :lol:

Yeah, even a crappy sb is better than nothing :awww:

LOVELY
04-24-2008, 11:03 PM
Match time :D
Nishikori won in 2 sets :angel:

NicoFan
04-24-2008, 11:12 PM
VAMOS NICO! YOU CAN DO IT!! :fiery:

kidnicky
04-24-2008, 11:13 PM
just when I have to leave work :o

Vamooos Nicoo!! You can win this!!! :fiery: :fiery:

NicoFan
04-24-2008, 11:14 PM
Is your computer still not working at home, Kid??? :sad:

LOVELY
04-24-2008, 11:17 PM
Bed time for me :zzz:
I can't stay in front of my computer with no scoreboard to make me stay awake :o

I hope I'll have good news tomorrow morning :)

NicoFan
04-24-2008, 11:18 PM
Night Lovely! :wavey:

NicoFan
04-25-2008, 12:35 AM
I've searched everywhere and can't find a score update. :(

NicoFan
04-25-2008, 01:14 AM
Nico lost the first set 6-7 (3).

:sad:

NicoFan
04-25-2008, 01:25 AM
Nico lost 7-6 (3), 6-2. :sad:

Until he makes changes, this is what is going to happen every week. :shrug:

Whatever...

Sparko1030
04-25-2008, 02:13 AM
:tears: please make those changes Nico. :hug:

ChinoRios4Ever
04-25-2008, 03:10 AM
:sad:

kidnicky
04-25-2008, 03:15 AM
no my computer is ok but since I knew that we wouldn't be able to follow the match I didn't see the case to be here and anyway I didn't find good news at all, Gulbis wasn't going to be easy but Nico is a better clay court player than him but I just don't know what he is waiting for to actually do something about this situation :banghead:

:sad:

Alx
04-25-2008, 04:42 AM
:awww:

kai.
04-25-2008, 06:30 AM
les dejo las pics del 22 :wavey:

Alx
04-25-2008, 09:15 AM
thanks for posting the pics kai :)

kidnicky
04-25-2008, 01:22 PM
Gracias x las fotos kai :wavey:

Sparko1030
04-25-2008, 02:22 PM
Thanks for the pics Kai :)

ChinoRios4Ever
04-25-2008, 11:08 PM
wait a minute, Nico wear black in Bermuda? :confused:

i heard that is the same thing in Wimbledon, they only can use white :o

kai.
04-27-2008, 12:44 AM
;)

VolandriFan
04-27-2008, 07:20 AM
Thanks Kai. :wavey:

Who's in your avatar by the way?

LOVELY
04-27-2008, 09:57 AM
Thanks Kai. :wavey:

Who's in your avatar by the way?
I think it's Diego Junqueira ;)