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OLYMPIC Hopeful: Ballbashing In Beijing

NicoFan
08-03-2008, 06:57 PM
Here's to hoping that Nico can get a couple of wins here.

And that he and Fernando can do well in doubles too.

:yeah:

Oksan4ik
08-03-2008, 09:03 PM
hope,that he'll play well there..VAMOS!!!
together they're strong

Sparko1030
08-03-2008, 09:45 PM
Good Luck in Bejing Nico!!! :hatoff: Hopefully winning those matches in Brazil will give him confidence to win more matches at the Olypmpics :yeah:

ChinoRios4Ever
08-04-2008, 03:18 AM
make us proud of both again, vamos olympic warriors :worship: :rocker:

vamos:
Nico
Feña
Nico/Feña

kidnicky
08-04-2008, 04:38 AM
great title as always NicoFan :yeah: ... and yes, hoping, wishing and praying for a miracle here, can I hope at least for a double's medal??? :p

Vamoos Nicoo!! Vamooos chilenos!! :fiery: :rocker2:

TommyB.
08-04-2008, 09:03 AM
I think there's a chance to win a medal in doubles. It's an interesting and balanced doubles field in Beijing. In singles we need a miracle or more than that. ;)

FFGC
08-04-2008, 09:36 PM
http://s60.radikal.ru/i169/0808/75/6a0cdf0c4676.gif (http://www.radikal.ru) chilenos!!! I hope and very much I want that they have returned winners! http://s50.radikal.ru/i128/0808/ac/a97b8150e418.gif (http://www.radikal.ru) Suerte!

NicoFan
08-06-2008, 01:03 PM
FYI - the draw is going to be made Thursday morning at 11:00 a.m. That's 11:00 p.m. tonight for me and the Chileans.

kidnicky
08-07-2008, 03:19 AM
I don't want to see that, really! :scared: ... Nicolas why do you like to have us suffering all the time why!?! why?!?! :sobbing: :p

ChinoRios4Ever
08-07-2008, 04:33 AM
http://www.itftennis.com/shared/medialibrary/pdf/original/IO_35058_original.PDF SINGLES!!!!

Nico vs Steve Darcis

http://www.itftennis.com/shared/medialibrary/pdf/original/IO_35061_original.PDF DOUBLES!!!!!

Feña-Nico vs Cilic-Ljubicic

VAMOS!!!!! :rocker:

Sparko1030
08-07-2008, 05:10 AM
not too bad a draw for Nico, cosidering the field :yeah:


VAMOOOOOOOS NICO!

VAMOOOOOOOS NICO y FERNANDO!!

FFGC
08-07-2008, 07:24 AM
Good luck Nico!
Vamos!

NicoFan
08-07-2008, 10:55 AM
Not a bad first round for Nico!

Hopefully he can get at least one win.

:yeah:

And vamos for the doubles!!!

NicoFan
08-07-2008, 11:12 AM
I looked at Nico's draw first and posted, and then went back and looked at the rest. :lol: Darcis will be difficult considering that Nico couldn't beat even Santi in Brasil, but it's better than it could have been. If he can win, then Nalby who hasn't been playing well. Let's keep our fingers crossed.

Fernando has a great draw. :yeah: One of the easiest. And in Fed's bracket rather than Rafa's and Djoker's. That's a plus right now.

The one who has the worse is Rafa. :eek: Starts with Starace, then Hewitt, then Djokovic down the line.

As for doubles, the first round will be tough. It will have been a long way to go if Nico loses in the first rounds of both singles and doubles. :sad: But again, I'm hoping! :lol:

TommyB.
08-07-2008, 01:12 PM
What a field in doubles. :eek:

Good luck Nico & Fernando!!

NicoFan
08-07-2008, 03:18 PM
Nico will practice with Djoker... :yeah:

Massú tendrá sparring de lujo: entrenará con Djokovic

Así lo confirmó el técnico Hans Gildemeister, quien se mostró conforme con el rendimiento del viñamarino tras el primer día de prácticas.

Ya lo hizo ayer Fernando González: se puso de acuerdo con Rafael Nadal para entrenar con miras a su participación en Beijing.

Y hoy fue el turno de Nicolás Massú, quien ratificó que el sábado entrenará con el serbio Novak Djokovic, tres del mundo y que es considerado uno de los favoritos para quedarse con el oro.

La situación dejó muy conforme al técnico chileno Hans Gildemeister, quien aseguró que los entrenamientos con jugadores de primer nivel eleva el rendimiento de sus dirigidos.

"Es importante entrenar con jugadores de alto nivel. Eso le viene bien a los muchachos por el tema de la confianza", dijo el coach de Copa Davis.

El viñamarino comenzó hoy los entrenamientos en China, situación que fue muy positiva, tal como lo consideró el propio técnico.

"Hoy entrenó por primera vez. Está con muchas ganas. Al volver como campeón ha tomado mayor dimensión de lo que logró hace cuatro años", sentenció Gildemeister.

NicoFan
08-07-2008, 05:01 PM
Someone posted an article on GM about the players complaining about the oppressive heat and pollution in Beijing.

Hope Nico and Fernando are okay. :sad:

kidnicky
08-08-2008, 03:34 AM
everyone is complaining about that but they knew what they'd face before going there :shrug:

no more comments about the draw, it could have been worse :p and well just because he'd get a good practice is that I won't say anything else about him practicing with that stupid ass :rolls:

Vamoos Nicoo!!! :fiery:

Alx
08-08-2008, 11:38 AM
Vamooos Nicooo !!!

NicoFan
08-09-2008, 08:37 PM
FYI - Since Nico isn't on the Sunday OOP, he'll have to play two matches on Monday. That will be difficult in the heat, humidity, and pollution.

:(

Nice way to treat the defending champion. :rolleyes:

Sparko1030
08-09-2008, 10:56 PM
FYI - Since Nico isn't on the Sunday OOP, he'll have to play two matches on Monday. That will be difficult in the heat, humidity, and pollution.

:(

Nice way to treat the defending champion. :rolleyes:

Typical :ras: Why, outside of rain or lateness of day, would they schedule anyone to play twice in one day? Completely idiotic.


VAMOOOOOOOS NICO!!! :rocker2:

Edit: :o I suppose the 2nd match will be their doubles match, not another single. Sometimes I need to stop and think a minute :awww: :lol: Still, 2 matches are 2 matches-at least Nico is extremely fit.

ChinoRios4Ever
08-10-2008, 01:45 AM
Too bad... Nico is in the bottom half of singles...

Today the top half will be played...

Ljubo withdraw from singles, he will play the doubles? :shrug:

kidnicky
08-10-2008, 02:27 AM
oh great :rolleyes: ... anyway let's see how he handles this but it sucks :ras:

NicoFan
08-10-2008, 12:12 PM
More bad news - Tursunov and Youzhny are replacing Cilic and Ljubicic in doubles in the first round because Ljubicic dropped out.

:sad:

NicoFan
08-10-2008, 12:16 PM
And even more bad news - only 9 matches were completed today (Sunday) due to rain. So tomorrow's calendar will be insane. Hopefully Nico's matches won't be screwed up tomorrow (tonight) because of it.

EDIT: I looked at weather.com - supposed to rain all day Monday in Beijing too. :sad: Poor Nico... :hug:

Sparko1030
08-10-2008, 02:24 PM
The weather sucks, the replacement doubles suck, and so does the coverage. While following Fernando's match last night( which was fortunatly on a show court so a livestream was available) there was no decent sb-no one could find one. I hope there was one out there we just didnt' find, but I doubt it....:mad:

Sparko1030
08-10-2008, 05:22 PM
Nico's match is first on court 3 tonight-about 9:30 pm for Kid and me.(if its not raining :rolleyes: ) I did not see Chile scheduled for their doubles match yet so maybe it will be on Tues-that would mean 2 matches for Fernando but it looks like one of them will have a 2 match day :awww:

anyway, VAMOOOOOOOOOOOOOOS NICO!!!! Fight and play like you did 4 yrs ago!!!! :fiery:


Court 3
starting at 10:30

MS 1 (IP) MASSU Nicolas ( CHI ) vs DARCIS Steve ( BEL )

NicoFan
08-10-2008, 05:42 PM
They are scheduled for doubles - same court.

VAMOS NICO!!! :fiery:

VAMOS CHICOS!!! :boxing:

Court 3
starting at 10:30

MS 1 (IP) MASSU Nicolas ( CHI ) vs DARCIS Steve ( BEL )
Followed By
WS >> 1 VAIDISOVA Nicole ( CZE ) vs (15) CORNET Alize ( FRA ) 6-4 1-6 0-0
MS 1 MONFILS Gael ( FRA ) vs (11) ALMAGRO Nicolas ( ESP )
not before 17:00
WS 1 (IP) CHAN Yung-Jan ( TPE ) vs (8) RADWANSKA Agnieszka ( POL )
Followed By
MD 1 (A) TURSUNOV Dmitry / YOUZHNY Mikhail ( RUS ) vs (IP) GONZALEZ Fernando / MASSU Nicolas ( CHI )
WS 1 DULKO Gisela ( ARG ) vs DELLACQUA Casey ( AUS )
WS 1 (IP) MORITA Ayumi ( JPN ) vs ERAKOVIC Marina ( NZL )

ChinoRios4Ever
08-10-2008, 07:26 PM
WTF is (IP)? :shrug:

zine56
08-10-2008, 07:43 PM
....invited... "something"? LOL :lol: "players"?... because certainly none of them is there for their doubles rankings, i remember they got a wild card from the itf to play here as a doubles right? @_@

FFGC
08-10-2008, 07:47 PM
VAMOS Nico! Suerte!

NicoFan
08-11-2008, 02:39 AM
Not raining in Beijing right now.

But can't find a livescore. :shrug:

If he's playing...VAMOS NICO!

Sparko1030
08-11-2008, 02:41 AM
me either Nicofan, just as I feared....:(

NicoFan
08-11-2008, 02:43 AM
weather.com is reporting just cloudy weather.

And I saw Michael Phelps interviewed a couple hours ago coming through teh village and it wasn't raining. :shrug:

So don't know what is going on...

NicoFan
08-11-2008, 02:48 AM
The ITF site is saying that Rafa has taken teh court.

So Nico should be playing...now we just have to find a live ticker...

NicoFan
08-11-2008, 02:49 AM
Cooperativa has one but nothing posted yet.

zine56
08-11-2008, 02:49 AM
jesus christ! the beijing website sucks!!

http://results.beijing2008.cn/WRM/ENG/RTDS/TE/TEM001618.shtml#TEM001618

i found this crappy live scoreboard, better than nothing

http://www.itftennis.com/olympics/ <<< found it here under "live scores"

NicoFan
08-11-2008, 02:52 AM
Thanks Ricardo! :)

The Beijing web site does suck. :sad:

NicoFan
08-11-2008, 02:53 AM
Can you see the match on TV?

Sparko1030
08-11-2008, 02:53 AM
All I can find is the same one as you Zine56 :awww: I really cannot believe this is the best they can do :rolleyes: :ras:


http://results.beijing2008.cn/WRM/ENG/INF/TE/C73A/TEM001618.shtml#TEM001618

The score is 1-1 but I have no idea who is serving.....this is going to so sooooo much fun :mad:

NicoFan
08-11-2008, 02:53 AM
If you can, can you let us know when the match starts? That way we'll know when the live tickers should working.

Thanks!

NicoFan
08-11-2008, 02:54 AM
Oh they started. :lol:

Sorry.... :lol:

Sparko1030
08-11-2008, 02:54 AM
Oh, and it seems one has to refresh-I don't think it does automatically :retard:

NicoFan
08-11-2008, 02:55 AM
I love Damian Steiner... :lol: Glad he's the chair umpire. He'll be able to keep Nico calm if he gets upset. :lol:

zine56
08-11-2008, 02:56 AM
nop, court 3 doesn't have a camera, like the last olympic games i hope one of the chilean channels in Beijing goes and put his own cam into the court, but they can't do a live transmission, just tape it to show it later :(

NicoFan
08-11-2008, 02:57 AM
That sucks!

:(

And for the record, I wish the ITF had live streaming that we could buy. We don't get much tennis coverage in the U.S. and it sucks. :sad:

NicoFan
08-11-2008, 02:58 AM
Nico is up 2-1. If it goes to 2-2 next, then maybe we can figure that Nico served first?

zine56
08-11-2008, 02:59 AM
lol i think he broke Darcis' Serve :P, just guessing cuz' Darcis went up 1-0 on the acoreboard really quick when they started

Sparko1030
08-11-2008, 02:59 AM
2-1 Nico but are they on serve or did he break?

Sparko1030
08-11-2008, 03:01 AM
lol i think he broke Darcis' Serve :P, just guessing cuz' Darcis went up 1-0 on the acoreboard really quick when they started

That is what I thought too Zine, but then I thought maybe my mind was playing tricks on me, that I just wanted it to be a break :lol:

kidnicky
08-11-2008, 03:02 AM
this i just great huh? :rolleyes: ... why the stupid atp site didn't have a normal sb like always?!?! :o :lol:

NicoFan
08-11-2008, 03:02 AM
I just saw the bottom - yes, Nico broke. :lol:

Confusing... :lol:

Sparko1030
08-11-2008, 03:03 AM
2-2

NicoFan
08-11-2008, 03:03 AM
BTW - :wavey: everyone! :lol:

Forgot to say 'hola' to everyone. :lol:

*Viva Chile*
08-11-2008, 03:04 AM
Nico brokes ;)

:bounce:

Sparko1030
08-11-2008, 03:04 AM
I just saw the bottom - yes, Nico broke. :lol:

Confusing... :lol:

Thanks for the clue Nicofan :lol: So it looks like Darcis broke back :(

*Viva Chile*
08-11-2008, 03:04 AM
Darcis broke back :ras:

Sparko1030
08-11-2008, 03:05 AM
:wavey: Hi Kid and VivaChile!

NicoFan
08-11-2008, 03:06 AM
Wait...I'm all confused.

It's 2-2 - who is serving now???

:confused:

Sorrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrry... :lol:

NicoFan
08-11-2008, 03:07 AM
Okay - Darcis was serving.

And now it's 3-2 Darcis

Sparko1030
08-11-2008, 03:07 AM
I think its 2*-3 now :shrug:

NicoFan
08-11-2008, 03:07 AM
vamos Nico!

NicoFan
08-11-2008, 03:10 AM
4-2 Darcis... :sad:

COME ON NICO! :fiery:

kidnicky
08-11-2008, 03:11 AM
damn it :o Vamos Nico Vamos!!! :fiery:

*Viva Chile*
08-11-2008, 03:11 AM
oh no!!! Darcis leads *4-2 now :sad:

NicoFan
08-11-2008, 03:12 AM
They just changed it to 3-3...

And stats say Nico has broken twice?

Good grief, I'm soooo confused!!!

zine56
08-11-2008, 03:12 AM
eh? the scoreboard says 3-3

NicoFan
08-11-2008, 03:13 AM
Take that back - now it's Nico has only broken once.

:haha:

Mama mia!

NicoFan
08-11-2008, 03:13 AM
Ricardo - the sb keeps changing...they had 4-2 Darcis for awhile. Now they have 3-3...

zine56
08-11-2008, 03:14 AM
if i have to watch the doubles like this i'm gonna shoot myself

NicoFan
08-11-2008, 03:15 AM
:lol: Don't do that... :lol:

But it makes me wonder how trustworthy this sb is. :(

Sparko1030
08-11-2008, 03:15 AM
NOw it looks like NIco broke, 4-3 but who knows.....

NicoFan
08-11-2008, 03:15 AM
4-3 Nico!

NicoFan
08-11-2008, 03:16 AM
Yeah, not sure who is serving. :lol:

Whatever...he's up 4-3... :lol:

NicoFan
08-11-2008, 03:16 AM
But it does look like Nico broke. :yeah:

NicoFan
08-11-2008, 03:18 AM
5-3 NICO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

:bounce:

*Viva Chile*
08-11-2008, 03:19 AM
now NIco leads *4-3 :silly:

edit: now 5-3* :)

kidnicky
08-11-2008, 03:20 AM
this is a freaking nightmare :silly:

anyway VAMOS NICO VAMOOS!!

NicoFan
08-11-2008, 03:21 AM
5*-4 NICO...serving for the set.

:scared:

Sparko1030
08-11-2008, 03:21 AM
You Can Do It Nico!!! vamoooooos!!!!

zine56
08-11-2008, 03:23 AM
according to the stats

http://results.beijing2008.cn/WRM/ENG/INF/TE/C73A/TEM001618.shtml#TEM001618

nico broke and he was serving *5-3 but he got broken and now darcis is serving 5-4*

NicoFan
08-11-2008, 03:24 AM
6-4 NICO!!!

:bounce:

:woohoo:

Sparko1030
08-11-2008, 03:25 AM
YES YES YES!!! First set NICO!!! :bounce:

Now for set #2!!! DO IT NICO!!!

VAMOOOOOOOS!!!!

zine56
08-11-2008, 03:25 AM
oh! whatever! Nico won yeay! screw this scoreboard

NicoFan
08-11-2008, 03:25 AM
according to the stats

http://results.beijing2008.cn/WRM/ENG/INF/TE/C73A/TEM001618.shtml#TEM001618

nico broke and he was serving *5-3 but he got broken and now darcis is serving 5-4*

:confused:

Then Nico must have broken again for the set???

I just hope the score is right... :bigcry:

NicoFan
08-11-2008, 03:26 AM
oh! whatever! Nico won yeay! screw this scoreboard


Yup!!!

:lol:

*Viva Chile*
08-11-2008, 03:26 AM
anyways, he won 1st set :rolls:

kidnicky
08-11-2008, 03:27 AM
so I can count that he won the first set?!?! :rolls:

yeay! Nico!! :yeah: Vamooos!!! :fiery:

NicoFan
08-11-2008, 03:32 AM
1-0* Darcis on serve

COME ON NICO - TAKE IT TO HIM AND WIN IN TWO!!! :fiery:

Sparko1030
08-11-2008, 03:32 AM
2nd set started, 0*-1

NicoFan
08-11-2008, 03:33 AM
Sparko - are you watching the Olympics? The US men just won the gold in the relay in men's swimming. :yeah:

NicoFan
08-11-2008, 03:34 AM
1-1! :)

Sparko1030
08-11-2008, 03:34 AM
1-1*

Sparko1030
08-11-2008, 03:35 AM
Sparko - are you watching the Olympics? The US men just won the gold in the relay in men's swimming. :yeah:


Yes we are and we saw that!!! :woohoo: amazing! And it was the "old' guy who did the last leg :yeah: :lol:

NicoFan
08-11-2008, 03:37 AM
Yes we are and we saw that!!! :woohoo: amazing! And the "old' guy who did the last leg :yeah: :lol:

Amazing! :lol:

Sparko1030
08-11-2008, 03:37 AM
staying on serve, 1*-2

NicoFan
08-11-2008, 03:37 AM
2-1* Darcis... :sad:

Come on Nico - kick his butt! :fiery:

kidnicky
08-11-2008, 03:39 AM
I just saw the relay, I can't believe that the old guy gave the gold to the team, Phelps should invite him diner for the rest of his life :rolls: .. and what about the french huh? that was a way to choke or what? :lol:

NicoFan
08-11-2008, 03:41 AM
Yeah, the French were supposed to win. But we won't talk about that because Lovely and Alx will get mad at us. :tape: :lol:

Sparko1030
08-11-2008, 03:41 AM
I just saw the relay, I can't believe that the old guy gave the gold to the team, Phelps should invite him diner for the rest of his life :rolls: .. and what about the french huh? that was a way to choke or what? :lol:

The relay team looked like they were in shock. I think they thought they had it.

NicoFan
08-11-2008, 03:42 AM
2-2!!!

I was getting worried - even considering the time for the changeover, the game seemed to take a long time...

Sparko1030
08-11-2008, 03:42 AM
2-2*

You CAN and WILL win this Nico!!! :fiery:

NicoFan
08-11-2008, 03:44 AM
If you don't see me posting, it isn't because I fell asleep.. :lol: I can hear thunder - if it gets close, I'll have to turn off my computer.

NicoFan
08-11-2008, 03:45 AM
3*-2!!!

Nico broke!!!

:woohoo:

kidnicky
08-11-2008, 03:47 AM
don't think about that NF, he has to win very very soon, it's monday for us tomorrow so he better wins now :fiery: :lol:

Sparko1030
08-11-2008, 03:47 AM
It looks like NIco broke! 3*-2 :banana:


If you don't see me posting, it isn't because I fell asleep.. :lol: I can hear thunder - if it gets close, I'll have to turn off my computer.


Ok NIcofan, but I hope you dont' go to sleep-I'd wake you up but yelling over a comupter doen't really work :lol: Hope you don't get a storm either.

NicoFan
08-11-2008, 03:49 AM
4-2* NICO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

:woohoo:

:bounce:

:kiss:

Sparko1030
08-11-2008, 03:50 AM
Nico held, 4-2* :yeah:

VAMOOOOOOOS NICO!!!

NicoFan
08-11-2008, 03:50 AM
I won't go to sleep! :lol:

Nico's matches don't allow for sleeping. :lol:

NicoFan
08-11-2008, 03:52 AM
4*-3...

COME ON NICO!!! :fiery:

Sparko1030
08-11-2008, 03:52 AM
I won't go to sleep! :lol:

Nico's matches don't allow for sleeping. :lol:


:lol: so true, so true :rolls:


Darcis held, 4*-3 YOU CAN DO IT NICO!!!

Sparko1030
08-11-2008, 03:54 AM
I just saw that Anna had to withdraw due to a wrist problem. Bummer :awww:

kidnicky
08-11-2008, 03:55 AM
where did you all go?!?! I need an update! :p

NicoFan
08-11-2008, 03:57 AM
I saw that too - too bad, I like Ana. :sad:

Sparko1030
08-11-2008, 03:57 AM
Its still 4*-3 Kid. I hope they're just slow and that nothing is wrong :scared:

NicoFan
08-11-2008, 03:57 AM
Still no change Kid...I'm getting worried. :scared:

zine56
08-11-2008, 03:59 AM
the stats says Darcis is serving :P 4-3* right? so is good this is taking so long

Sparko1030
08-11-2008, 03:59 AM
Still no change :unsure:

Sparko1030
08-11-2008, 04:00 AM
the stats says Darcis is serving :P 4-3* right? so is good this is taking so long

I hope you're right :lol:

kidnicky
08-11-2008, 04:01 AM
we need info!!! :o :lol: ... yeah it sucks, it seems that wining RG was nothing good for Ana :sad:

NicoFan
08-11-2008, 04:01 AM
No, Nico is serving because he's up a break.

I just checked the weather - not raining. :shrug:

zine56
08-11-2008, 04:01 AM
seriouslly! look at the last table of the stats in the bottom, it says when they were on serve and when they got broken

http://results.beijing2008.cn/WRM/ENG/INF/TE/C73A/TEM001618.shtml#TEM001618

NicoFan
08-11-2008, 04:04 AM
Hmmm...now I'm confused. :confused: And I thought I had it. :lol:

I'm worried - I hope Nico is okay...

Sparko1030
08-11-2008, 04:05 AM
WHile I'm sitting here waiting for a change in score all the sudden David Cook's singel starts playing and they're using it on NBC for the relay team :yeah: :lol:
DC rocks!!! :rocker:

NicoFan
08-11-2008, 04:06 AM
DC does rock!!! :rocker:

:lol:

Sparko1030
08-11-2008, 04:06 AM
I was reading it the same way you were Nicofan. I hope that the sb has frozen and all is well.....but this is killing me! :silly:

Sparko1030
08-11-2008, 04:07 AM
DC does rock!!! :rocker:

:lol:


And the girls and I get to see him at the end of the month! :yippee:

NicoFan
08-11-2008, 04:08 AM
It's killing me too - I can't think of any other place that might have the score.

I'll start searching around... :sad:

Sparko1030
08-11-2008, 04:08 AM
:awww: there is finally a change, and it looks like Darcis broke back. 4-4*

alboX
08-11-2008, 04:08 AM
4-4* :(

Vamos Nico!!

Sparko1030
08-11-2008, 04:09 AM
You WILL win this Nico!!! You WILL!!!!


VAMOOOOOOOOS!!!

Sparko1030
08-11-2008, 04:10 AM
:wavey: alboX!

NicoFan
08-11-2008, 04:10 AM
:bigcry:

alboX
08-11-2008, 04:11 AM
Hi :)

kidnicky
08-11-2008, 04:12 AM
oh come on Nico! I have to go to bed soon! :fiery:

Vamooos!!! :rocker2:

NicoFan
08-11-2008, 04:12 AM
5-4* Darcis. :sad:

This is bad...we all know this storyline... :bigcry:

He's up, gets tight, and then...I won't say it.

COME ON NICO! :fiery:

Sparko1030
08-11-2008, 04:13 AM
Darcis held, 4*-5 :(

dont' let this worry you Nico,break back, and just keep playing to win!!!

VAMOOOOOOOOOS!!!

NicoFan
08-11-2008, 04:15 AM
And I have to get off the computer - the lightening has arrived.

:sad:

Take good care of Nico for me!!!

Sparko1030
08-11-2008, 04:17 AM
5-5* :yeah:

BREAK HIM NICO!!! CRUSH HIM!!! VAMOOOOS!!!

Sparko1030
08-11-2008, 04:17 AM
And I have to get off the computer - the lightening has arrived.

:sad:

Take good care of Nico for me!!!

:sad: stupid storm! We will take care of him though you know, Nicofan :yeah:

alboX
08-11-2008, 04:17 AM
5-5* nico

and potito 2-6 *5-3 :o

kidnicky
08-11-2008, 04:18 AM
Potito :rolls:

Come on Nicolas you can do it and you will win this in 2 sets! :fiery:

Sparko1030
08-11-2008, 04:19 AM
yeah, Rafa in a little trouble, Starace has set point :(

Sparko1030
08-11-2008, 04:20 AM
NICO BROKE HIM!!!!! serving for the match 6*-5

DO IT NICO!!! VAMOOOOOOOOOS!!!

kidnicky
08-11-2008, 04:22 AM
COME ON NICOOO VAMOOOOOOOOOOS!! :fiery:

Sparko1030
08-11-2008, 04:24 AM
I think this waiting is making my blood pressure go up. I should not have had that iced coffee earlier today :lol:


YOU CAN DO IT NICO!!!!

Sparko1030
08-11-2008, 04:25 AM
NICO WINS!!!!!! NICO WINS!!!!

:woohoo: :woohoo:

:hug: NICO!!!

6-4,7-5!!!!

kidnicky
08-11-2008, 04:25 AM
don't blame Nico then, it was the iced coffe :rolls:

kidnicky
08-11-2008, 04:26 AM
GREAAAAAAAAAAAAAT!!! :woohoo: :woohoo: :rocker2:

Congrats Nico!! :banana:

Sparko1030
08-11-2008, 04:27 AM
See you CAN win Nicolas!!! I am so happy he could have just won another gold :lol: Way to go Champion!!! :banana:

Sparko1030
08-11-2008, 04:28 AM
don't blame Nico then, it was the iced coffe :rolls:

I wan't so much blaming Nico as the stupid sb, unless it was his fault that it was taking so long to get a score update :lol:

kidnicky
08-11-2008, 04:31 AM
I know Sparko :rolls: ... well I can go to bed now, I'll find out about doubles tomorrow 'cause I don't think I could make it until the time of their match and with this kind of sb would be even worse :o

Congrats Nico!! Vamooos :fiery:

Sparko1030
08-11-2008, 04:39 AM
I know Sparko :rolls: ... well I can go to bed now, I'll find out about doubles tomorrow 'cause I don't think I could make it until the time of their match and with this kind of sb would be even worse :o

Congrats Nico!! Vamooos :fiery:


Yeah, regretably I don't think I will be able to stay up for their doubles either, as much as I would like to-we still have to function in our time zone :lol: Good night Kid :wavey: and sweet dreams! :zzz:

NicoFan
08-11-2008, 04:56 AM
OMG!!

Yeay!!!

I was freaking out waiting for the storm to be over!!!

Yeay again!!!

:woohoo:

:bounce:

NICO!!! :hug: :kiss:

NicoFan
08-11-2008, 04:59 AM
I can't stay up for the doubles either - so whoever does - take good care of the chicos for us!!!

ChinoRios4Ever
08-11-2008, 06:01 AM
yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeees

:woohoo: :banana: :aparty: :yeah:

*Raine
08-11-2008, 07:00 AM
Congrats :banana:

TommyB.
08-11-2008, 08:16 AM
Nico :worship:

I think they won't play doubles today. It's raining again.

FFGC
08-11-2008, 10:10 AM
Congrats Nico!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :bigclap:

NicoFan
08-11-2008, 11:18 AM
If anyone is around...the chicos are playing doubles right now...

It's 2-1* that other team...

NicoFan
08-11-2008, 11:22 AM
BTW - I found a better live ticker that you don't have to refresh like the Beijing one - it's the NBC one:

http://www.nbcolympics.com/tennis/resultsandschedules/rsc=TEM002506/index.html

NicoFan
08-11-2008, 11:27 AM
3-2* that other team....

Oh I wish they had the score for each game... :sad: This sucks.

NicoFan
08-11-2008, 11:37 AM
4-4... :fiery:

COME ON CHILE! :boxing: Break now!

NicoFan
08-11-2008, 11:47 AM
5-4* :sad:

Looks like they had a lot of opportunities to break and didn't.

COME ON CHICOS! :fiery:

FFGC
08-11-2008, 11:54 AM
At me heart is broken off :sad: I want that both Russia and Chile have won, but it is not possible... :crying2:

NicoFan
08-11-2008, 11:56 AM
Oh poor FFGC... :hug:

I don't like any of the Americans except for Andy so I usually never have a conflict. :lol:

5-5

this is making me nervous... :scared:

NicoFan
08-11-2008, 11:57 AM
Well I do like a couple other Americans - Lester Cook and Michael McClune - but they are low ranked and will probably never play either of our boys. :lol:

NicoFan
08-11-2008, 11:59 AM
6-5* still on serve.

VAMOS VAMOS VAMOS NICO Y FERNANDO!!! :boxing:

NicoFan
08-11-2008, 12:04 PM
tb...

:scared:

This totally sucks not seeing the points!

NicoFan
08-11-2008, 12:10 PM
Russians took the first set... :bigcry:

7-6 (5)

NicoFan
08-11-2008, 12:13 PM
So sad especially since the boys had 6 chances to break. :sad:

COME ON GUYS - IT'S NOT OVER YET!! :fiery:

NicoFan
08-11-2008, 12:20 PM
1-0* boys second set on serve...

NicoFan
08-11-2008, 12:28 PM
Broken... :sad:

2*-1 Russians... :(

NicoFan
08-11-2008, 12:30 PM
No offense to FFGC but I can't stand Youzhny. :tape:

This isn't making me like him any more than I do now. :(

COME ON CHICOS - YOU HAVE TO DO THIS! :fiery:

NicoFan
08-11-2008, 12:33 PM
3-1* Russians... :sad:

NicoFan
08-11-2008, 12:35 PM
So many break point opportunities and none taken... :sad: Eight to date and zero converted...

NicoFan
08-11-2008, 12:35 PM
3*-2...

COME ON ... BREAK! :fiery:

FFGC
08-11-2008, 12:36 PM
NicoFan :hug:
What there occurs? I cannot see livestream, only livescore :sad:

NicoFan
08-11-2008, 12:38 PM
I can't see teh match either. :sad:

Only live score so don't know why they are losing. :shrug:

Well I know why - Tursunov and Youzhny are obviously excellent players. :sad:

Why did Ljubicic have to drop out???!!! :banghead:

NicoFan
08-11-2008, 12:39 PM
4-2*

They don't have much time left... :sad:

NicoFan
08-11-2008, 12:44 PM
4*-3

One of two chances to break...DO IT NOW! :boxing:

NicoFan
08-11-2008, 12:56 PM
The dream is over for doubles. :bigcry:

Poor chicos... :hug:

7-6 (5), 6-4... :sad:

FFGC
08-11-2008, 01:00 PM
http://s14.rimg.info/d477c72d816fe97fed24f21b6f59fd7c.gif (http://smiles.33b.ru/smile.117975.html) http://s9.rimg.info/c172fc264d6cefeea198eff62858e849.gif (http://smiles.33b.ru/smile.95208.html)

TommyB.
08-11-2008, 01:01 PM
too many chances wasted (0/8 break points) imo, especially in the first set :sad:

NicoFan
08-11-2008, 03:01 PM
Does anyone know if Nico will play tomorrow? I see Fernando on the schedule, but NBC is still inputting the names. And Rafa too - who is in the bottom half just like Nico...

NicoFan
08-11-2008, 03:16 PM
I see Nico on NBC's schedule, but can't find the court or time yet.

http://www.nbcolympics.com/tennis/resultsandschedules/day=4/index.html

Sparko1030
08-11-2008, 03:31 PM
:sobbing: the doubles dream is ended already. :tears:
:hug: :hug: for both of them and all the Chileans here.

I thought they would be playing in the middle of the night here, had I known I could catch some of their match this morning I would have made an effort to get up even though I was up very late for Nico's match :awww:

Sparko1030
08-11-2008, 03:34 PM
http://s14.rimg.info/d477c72d816fe97fed24f21b6f59fd7c.gif (http://smiles.33b.ru/smile.117975.html) http://s9.rimg.info/c172fc264d6cefeea198eff62858e849.gif (http://smiles.33b.ru/smile.95208.html)

:hug: FFGC-what a tough match for you!

NicoFan
08-11-2008, 06:25 PM
Nico plays at around 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday Beijing time.

Which will be around 7:00 a.m. on Tuesday Chile time.

Court 5 so no TV for our Chilean friends. :sad:

VAMOS NICO! :fiery:

Sparko1030
08-11-2008, 06:29 PM
And no livestream for us :(.
That will be about 8am for Kid and me :yeah:

NicoFan
08-11-2008, 06:35 PM
I have to go to a meeting tomorrow that starts at 9:00. :sad:

So I'll miss most of the match.

Of course, since it's going to be a very hard match, it might be better to miss it. :tape: :lol:

Sparko1030
08-11-2008, 06:41 PM
A tough match plus an awful sb will make it a very painful match for us fans :p You may actually be lucky you'll miss most of it Nicofan :lol:

NicoFan
08-11-2008, 06:44 PM
:lol:

And yes, that sb is horrid... :eek:

ChinoRios4Ever
08-11-2008, 07:03 PM
tough loss, really :sobbing:

Chilean tv showed the match taped with one camera... Nico played well, but Feña is sucking a lot :sad:

Also... Nico played great vs Darcis, so focussed, his fh on fire... i hope he can build some confidence from that :yeah:

NicoFan
08-11-2008, 09:06 PM
Thanks for the info Felipe. :)

Glad to hear that Nico is playing well. :yeah:

From what he's said, I think that Fernando is having problems with the heat and humidity - and he's not the only athlete having problems. :sad:

Sparko1030
08-11-2008, 09:56 PM
Good to hear Nico is playing well-thanks for the report Felipe :yeah: Nico seems to take the heat better than many other players, hopefully that will help give an edge over Fat Dave :)
Poor Fena, I hope it cools off or he aclimates a bit. His match is in the evening tomorrow so with any luck it will be a little cooler then.

kidnicky
08-12-2008, 03:00 AM
actually I think it's 6am for us Sparko :p anyway, difficult time for me but I'll check when I get to work, is not like I'll live checking the sb since I won't have the courage to do that, it's better if I do t from time to time :silly: :rolls:

Thanks for the report Felipe, it sucks that the boys lost in doubles :sad: and hopefully hopefully a miracle could happen tomorrow :dance:

VAMOOS NICOO!!! YOU CAN DO THIS!!! :fiery: :rocker2:

RogiFan88
08-12-2008, 03:18 AM
;) nice win over Darcis, Nico!!

now to take out Nalby!

VIVA CHILE!!!!!!!!!!!!!

[nicofan and kidnicky -- missed you guys in TO this year... and Nico too!]

Sparko1030
08-12-2008, 03:33 AM
:o You're right Kid, its like 11 hours ahead of us but as usual my brain was not working :retard: :lol: I will try and make it up in time for his match but it will not be easy :p

VAMOOOOS NICO!!!

VolandriFan
08-12-2008, 11:18 AM
Nico is down 2-4 :(

Sparko1030
08-12-2008, 11:21 AM
:wavey: Hi VolandriFan!

Break Back Nico!!! You CAN do it!!!

VAMOOOOOOOOOS!!!!

Sparko1030
08-12-2008, 11:23 AM
3-4*

(I hate this sb :mad: )

Sparko1030
08-12-2008, 11:24 AM
3*-5

NicoFan
08-12-2008, 11:26 AM
Poor Nico... :hug:

VAMOS! :fiery:

Sparko1030
08-12-2008, 11:26 AM
Nico held again, 4-5* Time to break Fat Dave, Nico!!!

KICK HIS BUTT!!! :fiery:

NicoFan
08-12-2008, 11:27 AM
I was kind of hoping that Dahveed would eat too many donuts during the day or realize there was a rally race that he needed to go to back home. :sad:

Sparko1030
08-12-2008, 11:27 AM
:wavey: Nicofan! Good morning :lol:

Sparko1030
08-12-2008, 11:28 AM
I was kind of hoping that Dahveed would eat too many donuts during the day or realize there was a rally race that he needed to go to back home. :sad:

No such luck this time.....:awww:

Sparko1030
08-12-2008, 11:30 AM
This game is taking awhile, hopefully that mean Daveed is in trouble....

NicoFan
08-12-2008, 11:31 AM
:wavey: Sparko!

I'm hoping the same thing!

Sparko1030
08-12-2008, 11:32 AM
NICO BRKOKE HIM!!!! 5*-5 :bounce:

NicoFan
08-12-2008, 11:33 AM
NICO BROKE BACK!!

:woohoo:

:bounce:

5-5!!!

Sparko1030
08-12-2008, 11:37 AM
Now this game is taking awhile, do it Nico, do it.....

Sparko1030
08-12-2008, 11:38 AM
he held!!!! 6-5* Oh, now break Daveed again Nico!!!


VAMOOOOOOOS!!!!

NicoFan
08-12-2008, 11:41 AM
Good grief, I'm sooo nervous! :lol:

I can't imagine what Nico is feeling.

Sparko1030
08-12-2008, 11:42 AM
David held, tiebreak.

WIN THIS NICO!!! WIN THIS!!! YOU CAN DO IT!!!

Sparko1030
08-12-2008, 11:44 AM
:awww: I suppose we're not goint to know the score during the tiebreak, just the result of it. :ras: THis is too much :banghead:

VAMOOOOOOOOOS NICO!!!

NicoFan
08-12-2008, 11:45 AM
6-6

I hate tbs...

:scared:

NicoFan
08-12-2008, 11:46 AM
I know Sparko - this is crazy!!

COME ON NICO!!

Sparko1030
08-12-2008, 11:48 AM
:sad: first set Fat Dave. It gives Nico's score tiebreak as "0" but it was up through the whole tiebreak so I don't know if its correct or not. I do know NIco is out there to win and he is fighting so he can and will win this next set!!!


VAMOOOOOOOOS NICO!!!

NicoFan
08-12-2008, 11:52 AM
:bigcry:

No points at all... :sad:

Sparko1030
08-12-2008, 11:53 AM
2nd set has begun, Nably held 0*-1

WIN THIS SET NICO!!! :fiery:

NicoFan
08-12-2008, 11:53 AM
I have to go - hopefully when I get to school, there will be good news!!!

VAMOS NICO! KEEP FIGHTING! :fiery:

Sparko1030
08-12-2008, 11:54 AM
Yeah, it does look like no points for Nico in the tiebreak :awww:

VolandriFan
08-12-2008, 11:55 AM
Please Nico, come back. :sobbing:

Sparko1030
08-12-2008, 11:55 AM
I have to go - hopefully when I get to school, there will be good news!!!

VAMOS NICO! KEEP FIGHTING! :fiery:


Yes, hopefully good news will be waiting for you :)

:wavey: Nicofan

VolandriFan
08-12-2008, 11:56 AM
These olympics have been really bad. I think almost every player I support is out before the third round.

Sparko1030
08-12-2008, 11:56 AM
NIco's first serve seems to be taking forever.....keep fighting Nico!!!

Sparko1030
08-12-2008, 11:58 AM
crap, Nico broken....0-2* BREAK BACK NICO!!!


These olympics have been really bad. I think almost every player I support is out before the third round.

:hug: that sucks VolandriFan :( Hopefully NIco can still pull this match off yet, he will have to turn it around soon though :scared:

VolandriFan
08-12-2008, 11:59 AM
crap, Nico broken....0-2* BREAK BACK NICO!!!

:hug: that sucks VolandriFan :( Hopefully NIco can still pull this match off yet, he will have to turn it around soon though :scared:

:hug: Thanks! Hopefully Nico can last longer in the heat. ;)

Sparko1030
08-12-2008, 12:00 PM
no break, 0*-3 HOld this time Nico, por favor!!!

VolandriFan
08-12-2008, 12:01 PM
Don't let it slip away Nico!

Sparko1030
08-12-2008, 12:04 PM
NIco held this time 1-3* NOW BREAK HIM NICO!!!

Sparko1030
08-12-2008, 12:08 PM
another long game, BREAK NICO BREAK!!!

Sparko1030
08-12-2008, 12:09 PM
Fat Dave held :awww: 1*-4.....

VolandriFan
08-12-2008, 12:11 PM
Nico :(

We need a miracle.

Sparko1030
08-12-2008, 12:13 PM
Nico :(

We need a miracle.

Yes, he does.....:sad:

Sparko1030
08-12-2008, 12:14 PM
:tears: broken again, 1-5*, Fat Dave serving for the match

YOu MUST break now Nico :rocker2:

Sparko1030
08-12-2008, 12:19 PM
:sobbing: gsm Fat Dave

:hug: :hug: :hug: Nico. He kinda fell apart in the the 2nd set but he was fighting in the 1st. Kudos to him for going to the Olympics at all-just that took courage IMO.


Nico, you will ALWAYS be an Olympic Champion :rocker2:

VolandriFan
08-12-2008, 12:33 PM
Regardless of this loss, he's moving in the right direction. Even winning one match is a huge plus. As you said, being there to defend his medal must have been a hard thing to do.

NicoFan
08-12-2008, 01:10 PM
Sadness... :sad:

But he did win one and that's positive...and kept up with Fat Dave for one set. :yeah:

Nico... :hug:

FFGC
08-12-2008, 06:21 PM
As it is a pity... :sad:

ChinoRios4Ever
08-13-2008, 12:56 AM
Nico proud of you always... you always be will our olympic hero :worship:

big :ras: to that bastard, i can't stand him

kidnicky
08-13-2008, 03:04 AM
I agree with Felipe ... stupid cow :ras: