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UMAG: Back In A Main Draw Again! Vamos Nico!

NicoFan
07-11-2008, 08:18 PM
Here's the entry list - nice to see Nico's name in the MD of a regular ATP tournament event again. :yeah:

Tournament Name: ATP STUDENA CROATIA OPEN
Location: UMAG, CROATIA
Dates: 12–20 JULY 2008
Prize Money: €326,000 (€305,000)
28 DRAW (Q16)

SITE: INTERNATIONAL TENNIS CENTER
PO BOX 105, ISTRATURIST
2470 UMAG
SURFACE: CLAY
BALL: WILSON US OPEN
PRIZE MONEY: EURO
WEB SITE: http://www.croatiaopen.hr/daily-news---/today.aspx

Qualifying draw: Friday, July 11, 9:00 p.m.
Main draw: Saturday, July 12, 8:00 p.m.
Doubles draw: Saturday, July 12, 6:00 p.m.

ATP Ranking Points/ATP Race Points
W: 175/35
F: 120/24
SF: 75/15
QF: 40/8
R16: 15/3 (Seeds 1-4: 0/0)
R32: 0/0
Q: +5/+1

Entry deadline: June 2, 2008
Seeding: July 7, 2008

1 Moya, Carlos ESP 17
2 Karlovic, Ivo CRO 21
3 Verdasco, Fernando ESP 23
4 Andreev, Igor RUS 27
5 Ljubicic, Ivan CRO 30
6 Canas, Guillermo ARG 31
7 Volandri, Filippo ITA 74
8 Daniel, Marcos BRA 79
9 Zverev, Mischa GER 81
10 Berlocq, Carlos ARG 84
11 Fognini, Fabio ITA 89
12 Vanek, Jiri CZE 93
13 Gimeno-Traver, Daniel ESP 98
14 Troicki, Viktor SRB 99
15 Pashanski, Boris SRB 105
16 Karanusic, Roko CRO 110
17 Cipolla, Flavio ITA 119
18 Massu, Nicolas CHI 123
19 Patience, Olivier FRA 128
20 (SE)
21 (SE)
22 (Q)
23 (Q)
24 (Q)
25 (Q)
26 (WC)
27 (WC)
28 (WC)

Alternates
OUT Martin, Alberto ESP 132
OUT Eschauer, Werner AUT 135
IN Kukushkin, Mikhail RUS 136
IN Gonzalez, Maximo ARG 137
OUT Hernych, Jan CZE 138
OUT Ramirez Hidalgo, Ruben ESP 140
OUT Capdeville, Paul CHI 141
OUT Beck, Andreas GER 143
OUT Bohli, Stephane SUI 144
OUT Devilder, Nicolas FRA 148
OUT Andujar, Pablo ESP 151
OUT Cruciat, Adrian ROU 155
OUT Mayer, Leonardo ARG 156
OUT Schukin, Yuri KAZ 157
OUT Phau, Bjorn GER 158

kidnicky
07-12-2008, 04:17 AM
thanks to this year's calendar that we have like 80 tournaments during the same week :bounce: :rolls:

Vamos Nico!!! Do your best :yeah:

Sparko1030
07-12-2008, 04:31 AM
Good Luck Nico!!! :rocker:

NicoFan
07-12-2008, 09:12 PM
Another touranment where he'll be out just as it starts: Nico plays Canas in the first round.

He is playing doubles though with Marcos Daniel - they play Naso and Piccari from Italy.

Oh well... :sad:

(I'll post the draws as soon as someone types them up.)

ChinoRios4Ever
07-13-2008, 02:31 AM
what a nightmare :banghead:

kidnicky
07-13-2008, 02:35 AM
actually with his current ranking a nightmare of draw was expected :banghead:

kidnicky
07-13-2008, 02:49 AM
here it's the full draw, if that could be helpfull at all :retard: :lol:

[1] VERDASCO, Fernando ESP vs BYE
QUALIFIER vs [WC] VEIC, Antonic CRO
[WC] BELIC, Luka CRO vs ZVEREV, Mischa GER
BERLOCQ, Carlos ARG vs [8] DANIEL, Marcos BRA

[3] MOYA, Carlos ESP vs BYE
TROICKI, Viktor SRB vs VANEK, Jiri CZE
CIPOLLA, Flavio ITA vs VOLANDRI, Filippo ITA
[WC] BERANKIS, Ricardas LTU vs [7] FOGNINI, Fabio ITA

[6] CANAS, Guillermo ARG vs MASSU, Nicolas CHI
PASHANSKI, Boris SRB vs QUALIFIER
GIMENO-TRAVER, Daniel ESP vs PATIENCE, Olivier FRA
BYE vs [4] ANDREEV, Igor RUS

[5] LJUBICIC, Ivan CRO vs KUKUSHKIN, Mikhail RUS
QUALIFIER vs KARANUSIC, Roko CRO
GONZALEZ, Maximo ARG vs QUALIFIER
BYE vs [2] KARLOVIC, Ivo CRO

Sparko1030
07-13-2008, 03:38 AM
:awww: Nico has about the worst luck when it comes to draws. :speakles: But you never know.....Nico :rocker2:

NicoFan
07-13-2008, 09:01 PM
Doubles draw...

First Round
(1)David Skoch/Lovro Zovko (CZE/CRO) vs Roko Karanusic/Boris Pashanski (CRO/SRB)
Gianluca Naso/Francesco Piccari (ITA) vs Marcos Daniel/Nicolas Massu (CHI)

(3)Michal Mertinak/Petr Pala (SVK/CZE) vs Flavio Cipolla/Simone Vagnozzi (ITA)
Franko Skugor/Antonio Veic (CRO) vs Igor Andreev/Daniel Gimeno (RUS/ESP)

(WC)Ivo Karlovic/Josko Topic (CRO) vs Ivan Cerovic/Ivan Dodig (CRO)
(4)Stephen Huss/Ross Hutchins (AUS/GBR) vs Carlos Berlocq/Fabio Fognini (ARG/ITA)

Mikhail Kukushkin/Alessandro Motti (RUS/ITA) vs Florin Mergea/Horia Tecau (ROU)
(2)Jaroslav Levinsky/Filip Polasek (CZE/SVK) vs (WC)Mirza Basic/Robert Ragu (BIH/CRO)

NicoFan
07-13-2008, 09:05 PM
FYI - No Nico tomorrow in singles or doubles.

kidnicky
07-14-2008, 03:58 AM
thank God :p

calin
07-14-2008, 04:03 AM
Masuu rocks, I had the chance to see him play last year in Miami he is the man.


Calin

Sparko1030
07-15-2008, 04:04 AM
Nico does rock calin! :rocker: It was great you got to see him in Miami :yeah:


Nico plays tomorrow (Tuesday). He and Willie play after Ivan's match which starts about 6:30 pm.

http://www.croatiaopen.hr/media/51489/op.pdf

Good Luck and VAMOOOOOS NICO!!!! :fiery:

kidnicky
07-15-2008, 04:09 AM
what happened here that nobody else before us is posting news about the OOP huh Sparko? :scratch: :rolls:

like she said, Nico will play on center court, last turn of tomorrow's oop, and no doubles so hopefully a big miracle could happen tomorrow :unsure:

Vamos Nico! :fiery:

Sparko1030
07-15-2008, 05:34 AM
:shrug: Yeah, I don't know where everyone was today Kid-I never post the OOP, there is always someone who beats me to it. :p Must be because its summer-everyone is gone :lol:

+alonso
07-15-2008, 07:08 AM
:wavey: I'm here.
Hi guys, sorry that I've been so disappeared from here but MTF isn't what I was used to. :lol:
Best of the luck to our Nico. :bounce: Let's hope He can bounce back in Umag and do something nice.

:wavey:

NicoFan
07-15-2008, 11:15 AM
:wavey: Alonso - MTF isn't a good place so it's better not to post here. :rolls:

Sparko - thanks for posting. I checked early evening yesterday and it wasn't available so I finally gave up. :lol:

Sparko1030
07-15-2008, 06:53 PM
:wavey: Hola Alonso!!! Great to hear from you! Hopefully you'll bring Nico some good luck for a change :yeah:

I thought it was odd no one else had beat me to posting the oop Nicofan :lol:

Nico and Willie are on the sb so it shouldn't be too long before their match begins.


VAMOOOOOOOOOS NICO!!!

NicoFan
07-15-2008, 07:15 PM
:wavey: Sparko!

I just got home from school, and Nico is up 3-1!!

Sparko1030
07-15-2008, 07:23 PM
:wavey: Nicofan! I had a chore I had to finish but I was keeping track of the score.

Nico is still up a break 3*-2 Keep it up!!! :yeah:

NicoFan
07-15-2008, 07:26 PM
Yeah I'm doing laundry while I'm watching. :lol:

4-2*!!! I thought he was going to lose that last game - up 40-0 and went to deuce. :eek: But he held! :yeah:

Sparko1030
07-15-2008, 07:27 PM
rats, Nico had another bp but now it duece. BREAK NICO BREAK!!!!

Sparko1030
07-15-2008, 07:31 PM
Yeah I'm doing laundry while I'm watching. :lol:

4-2*!!! I thought he was going to lose that last game - up 40-0 and went to deuce. :eek: But he held! :yeah:

I was mopping the floor :lol:


Shoot, Nico had a couple of break chances but Canas held,but he's still up a break 4*-3

NicoFan
07-15-2008, 07:36 PM
He did in another Canas serve game too.

shoot - again up 40-0 and deuce. Come on Nico!

Sparko1030
07-15-2008, 07:38 PM
:awww: Broken, back on serve 4-4*

BREAK NICO!! BREAK!!!! :fiery:

NicoFan
07-15-2008, 07:42 PM
Nico broke again!!!

5*-4...

Please hold .... :awww:

Sparko1030
07-15-2008, 07:43 PM
YES!!!! :bounce: Nico breaks again to make it 5*-4

Serving for the set now....keep calm and focused Nico-YOU CAN DO IT!!!

Albop
07-15-2008, 07:43 PM
Nico is playing great.

NicoFan
07-15-2008, 07:45 PM
Nico is playing great.

Are you watching the match?

Sparko1030
07-15-2008, 07:45 PM
Nico is playing great.


:D

:wavey: Hi Albop!


15*-30....hold Nico......

NicoFan
07-15-2008, 07:46 PM
15-30...come on NICO - please don't blow this. :bigcry:

NicoFan
07-15-2008, 07:46 PM
30-30 :)

NicoFan
07-15-2008, 07:47 PM
30-40 :awww:

Albop
07-15-2008, 07:47 PM
awful SyV :tape:

Sparko1030
07-15-2008, 07:47 PM
no no no bp for Canas....


Please HOLD NICO!!!

Albop
07-15-2008, 07:48 PM
awesome passing :sad:

NicoFan
07-15-2008, 07:48 PM
5-5

Of course Nico couldn't serve out the set...way to much to ask for... :rolleyes:

Oh well... :shrug:

Sparko1030
07-15-2008, 07:49 PM
:awww: broken

5-5*

Please win this set somehow Nico.

Albop
07-15-2008, 07:50 PM
Love hold for cañas :o

NicoFan
07-15-2008, 07:51 PM
6-5* Canas... :sad:

Why do I even get excited when he's ahead? Because he always blows it. :sad:

Time to go do other things. He had the lead, but he'll lose the set like he always does. :shrug:

Albop
07-15-2008, 07:52 PM
Nico had a easy volley after a big serve at 30-30 :sad:

Sparko1030
07-15-2008, 07:58 PM
:awww: First set Canas 7-5. Sounds like Nico was playing well but still cannot close out a set. Where can he get the mental toughness needed in these situations?

Win this next set Nico!!! I know you can do it, but do you?

VAMOOOOOOOS NICO!!!

NicoFan
07-15-2008, 08:00 PM
He has no mental toughness. He has ZERO mental game.

It's already over. It was over before it began because Nico doesn't have what it takes upstairs to get the job done anymore.

:sad:

Albop
07-15-2008, 08:04 PM
Brokennnn

Hold please.

Sparko1030
07-15-2008, 08:05 PM
It makes me sad to admit it but I have to agree Nicofan. I wish wish wish he would get a coach who would help him with that. It sounds like he still has the physical ability and of course talent to win, but that one ingredient is missing. Its all the sadder with all the impending Olympics. He had that mental game then but it has evaportated.

Still, he can win this match but Willie is no push-over. Nico will have to fight and believe in himself to come out the winner here.


VAMOOOOOOOOS NICO!!! :rocker2:

ChinoRios4Ever
07-15-2008, 08:05 PM
Hi all, i'm watching the match on tv.

Nico's game still there, the problem is the mental thing.

He can't play well in the key moments, and also he was unlucky today in the "clutch" and Willy played great too :sad:

Sparko1030
07-15-2008, 08:06 PM
:lol: I was so busy posting Nico's demise that I missed him breaking Willie. Keep your lead this time Nico-PLEASE!!!

NicoFan
07-15-2008, 08:06 PM
0-30 :haha:

Of course he's not holding... :lol:

Sorrrrrrrrrrrrrrrry but this actually is quite insane after awhile.

Sparko1030
07-15-2008, 08:07 PM
bp for Canas

Albop
07-15-2008, 08:07 PM
Broken :o

ChinoRios4Ever
07-15-2008, 08:07 PM
this is depressing to watch :sad:

Sparko1030
07-15-2008, 08:08 PM
back on serve. 1-1*

NicoFan
07-15-2008, 08:09 PM
It makes me sad to admit it but I have to agree Nicofan. I wish wish wish he would get a coach who would help him with that. It sounds like he still has the physical ability and of course talent to win, but that one ingredient is missing. Its all the sadder with all the impending Olympics. He had that mental game then but it has evaportated.


I'm giving him until after the US Open, and if there are no changes (meaning no new coach), I'm sadly moving on. :sad: Not that he cares or anyone else cares :lol:, but for me - life is too short to watch this kind of craziness for years and years. :shrug: They say the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result....and I'm not going there anymore. :lol: :lol:

Sparko1030
07-15-2008, 08:14 PM
Hi all, i'm watching the match on tv.

Nico's game still there, the problem is the mental thing.

He can't play well in the key moments, and also he was unlucky today in the "clutch" and Willy played great too :sad:



:wavey: thanks for the report Felipe. Sadly it confirms what Nicofan and I were saying.

Sparko1030
07-15-2008, 08:16 PM
I'm giving him until after the US Open, and if there are no changes (meaning no new coach), I'm sadly moving on. :sad: Not that he cares or anyone else cares :lol:, but for me - life is too short to watch this kind of craziness for years and years. :shrug: They say the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result....and I'm not going there anymore. :lol: :lol:

I cna't blame you Nicofan. I can't imagine what Nico and his dad are thinking about his future in tennis. If they want him to have a future, to be in the top 50 again what is their plan? Going on like this it not a plan, its freefalling. :sad:

Sparko1030
07-15-2008, 08:17 PM
double bp for Willie.....

Sparko1030
07-15-2008, 08:18 PM
1-3* Canas

ChinoRios4Ever
07-15-2008, 08:19 PM
:wavey: thanks for the report Felipe. Sadly it confirms what Nicofan and I were saying.

I don't know if NF has watched the Nico's matches this year. This is the 1st time i see Nico playing since DC.

He started great, on fire, playing like in his prime. But, he has fear, fear to miss in the key moments, but the game is there, hitting the fh really hard and missing with the bh like always. The other thing he looks fit like never ever, he's incredible fit, if he can buy a new brain he can play maybe 5-6 years more.

Also, the problem in today's match is that Cañas is like a wall too, i can't believe the defense of this guy, it's amazing.

Really sadly, but the end is near. :sad: Probably like Coria and Gaudio. :bigcry: I hope he keeps trying like today.

Albop
07-15-2008, 08:21 PM
:lol:

No one can hold.

Sparko1030
07-15-2008, 08:23 PM
:yeah: Nico breaks back!!! 2*-3 Please you-know-what now Nico!!!

ChinoRios4Ever
07-15-2008, 08:25 PM
WTA match :haha:

Sparko1030
07-15-2008, 08:28 PM
bp for Canas after Nico had gp and double faultled.

Sparko1030
07-15-2008, 08:29 PM
I was sure at one point that Nico was going to hold on his last serve but alas...2-4* Willie. :awww:

Sparko1030
07-15-2008, 08:34 PM
I don't know if NF has watched the Nico's matches this year. This is the 1st time i see Nico playing since DC.

He started great, on fire, playing like in his prime. But, he has fear, fear to miss in the key moments, but the game is there, hitting the fh really hard and missing with the bh like always. The other thing he looks fit like never ever, he's incredible fit, if he can buy a new brain he can play maybe 5-6 years more.

Also, the problem in today's match is that Cañas is like a wall too, i can't believe the defense of this guy, it's amazing.

Really sadly, but the end is near. :sad: Probably like Coria and Gaudio. :bigcry: I hope he keeps trying like today.


With Nico being such good shape, he must want to keep playing but what is he doing to further that ambition? Yeah a new brain would be the thing if only :lol: Getting Canas in the first round was some bad luck but he has had his chances today.

And I dearly hope he doesn't go the same path as Coria and Gaston but he is certainly on that course-he as to something soon to prevent that!

2*-5....

Sparko1030
07-15-2008, 08:38 PM
:sobbing: mp for Willie

ChinoRios4Ever
07-15-2008, 08:40 PM
finally this nightmare is over :sad:

really depressing to see this Nico play

Sparko1030
07-15-2008, 08:41 PM
Its all over , 7-5,6-2.

Nico, I love you :hug: but you had some real chances today, even agianst Willie. I hope you take stock of your situation and makes some meaningful changes.

NicoFan
07-15-2008, 09:18 PM
With Nico being such good shape, he must want to keep playing but what is he doing to further that ambition?

Exactly.

It's loco. :shrug:

I don't think that I can make it to the US Open. I feel like an idiot following someone who doesn't do anything to help himself. :sad:

NicoFan
07-15-2008, 09:25 PM
I don't know if NF has watched the Nico's matches this year. This is the 1st time i see Nico playing since DC.

He started great, on fire, playing like in his prime. But, he has fear, fear to miss in the key moments, but the game is there, hitting the fh really hard and missing with the bh like always. The other thing he looks fit like never ever, he's incredible fit, if he can buy a new brain he can play maybe 5-6 years more.

Also, the problem in today's match is that Cañas is like a wall too, i can't believe the defense of this guy, it's amazing.

Really sadly, but the end is near. :sad: Probably like Coria and Gaudio. :bigcry: I hope he keeps trying like today.


I don't need to watch this year's matches...I've been watching Nico enough to know exactly what is happening. He has no mental game. He's always been a nervous player, but now he's paralyzed by nerves and fear. :shrug:

The end doesn't need to be near, that's what is so amazingly sad about this entire situation. He still has game. But he's DONE NOTHING to help himself to make his game relevant to today's game - and obviously the coaching situation. Think about it - it's been really almost a year now that he's been up in the air on a coach. He fires Gaby, then hires Pato - horrid mistake, then knows Pato isn't working for now SEVEN months, and still no new coach.

He may want to continue, but he is doing everything wrong in order to keep going.

And being fit is good, but I really believe that he's put too much emphasis on fitness at the expense of his tennis.

Whatever...

TommyB.
07-15-2008, 09:37 PM
Yes he needs a big change or the fall will continue. It's depressing to see him lose again and again. :sad:

kidnicky
07-16-2008, 04:09 AM
if any of you is interested, alexito made some screen caps from today's match, here you have the link ;)

http://www.menstennisforums.com/showthread.php?t=78587&page=2956

kidnicky
07-16-2008, 04:13 AM
and tomorrow's oop for Nico's doubles match

Grandstand
Matches start at 5:00pm
Mischa ZVEREV (GER) vs Marcos DANIEL (BRA)
followed by
Franko SKUGOR(CRO)/Antonio VEIC(CRO) vs Igor ANDREEV(RUS)/Daniel GIMENO-TRAVER(ESP)
followed by
Gianluca NASO(ITA)/Francesco PICCARI(ITA) vs Marcos DANIEL(BRA)/Nicolas MASSU (CHI)

Sparko1030
07-16-2008, 06:10 AM
Thanks for the link Kid :wavey:

16681
07-16-2008, 06:20 AM
I'm not able to post much here due to a wrist problem, but I have been following Nico. And it is very sad :crying2: From a Double Gold Metal winner to this :bigcry: