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Down Under Dance: Looking For A Win At The 2009 Oz Open!

NicoFan
01-13-2009, 01:54 PM
Well not expecting much here, but at least Nico has been invited to a Grand Slam dance again without having to qualify.

Just hoping for one win, but not really expecting it. I would say it depends on the draw, but Nico has lost to players far lower than him in rankings so really it depends on whether he really wants the win or not.

And forget about "Vamos Nico" at the end of each post. I have a new ending. ;) "Find a freaking coach and get your warrior back on!!" :rolls:

kidnicky
01-14-2009, 02:39 AM
NicoFan :haha: I'll type what you said at the end of each post but it's too long :rolls:

well you're right, it'll depend on the draw but hopefully we could have at least one win :awww: :)

Sparko1030
01-14-2009, 05:14 AM
:rolls: Nicofan! I like the sentiment, but Kid is right, too long :lol:

Yeah, I'm not expecting much either. I think it depends more on his frame of mind than the actual draw-not that that's not important obvioulsy, but its his head that will be more important IMO. :shrug:

Good luck on both counts Nico! :hatoff: and I hope your inner warrior wil be in Australia with you :hug:

NicoFan
01-14-2009, 01:27 PM
:rolls: Yes, it is a bit long, but if it would really do something, might be worth it. Sadly, we could get God Herself to tell Nico to get a real coach, and he would ignore Her. :sad:

Scared but excited to see the draw tomorrow. Not only for Nico, but for the rest of my favorites.

NicoFan
01-14-2009, 08:39 PM
Actually the draw isn't out until Friday Melbourne time. :sad:

kidnicky
01-15-2009, 02:58 AM
well at least a little bit more time to rest from the scary draw :unsure: :lol:

I hate that he never does anything good in Australia, it's my favorite country and I have to hate all the time its GS :o :rolls:

NicoFan
01-16-2009, 12:03 AM
It's over before it begins. :rolls:

Nico got Nico Almagro. I think Nico has the talent to beat Almagro on hardcourts, but Nico doesn't have the belief.

Adios to Melbourne! :wavey: :lol:

TommyB.
01-16-2009, 12:11 AM
No he will beat Almugro. ;)

ChinoRios4Ever
01-16-2009, 12:28 AM
It could be worse ;)

NicoFan
01-16-2009, 01:04 AM
Yes, it could be worse. :lol:

Second round doesn't look bad at all. It's just a matter of getting there.

NicoFan
01-16-2009, 01:11 AM
Entire draw:

NADAL, Rafael ESP [1] v ROCHUS, Christophe BEL
SERRA, Florent FRA v KARANUSIC, Roko CRO
SCHWANK, Eduardo ARG v HAAS, Tommy GER
QUALIFIER v TURSUNOV, Dmitry RUS [29]
GASQUET, Richard FRA [24] v JUNQUEIRA, Diego ARG
SPADEA, Vincent USA v ISTOMIN, Denis UZB (W)
CANAS, Guillermo ARG v KIEFER, Nicolas GER
HEWITT, Lleyton AUS v GONZALEZ, Fernando CHI [13]
MONFILS, Gael FRA [12] v VASSALLO ARGUELLO, Martin ARG
YOUZHNY, Mikhail RUS v KOUBEK, Stefan AUT
GOLUBEV, Andrey KAZ v FOGNINI, Fabio ITA
MASSU, Nicolas CHI v ALMAGRO, Nicolas ESP [17]
KARLOVIC, Ivo CRO [25] v GIMENO-TRAVER, Daniel ESP
VOLANDRI, Filippo ITA v ANCIC, Mario CRO
GUCCIONE, Chris AUS v DEVILDER, Nicolas FRA
ANDUJAR, Pablo ESP v SIMON, Gilles FRA [6]

MURRAY, Andy GBR [4] v PAVEL, Andrei ROU
GABASHVILI, Teimuraz RUS v GRANOLLERS, Marcel ESP
QUALIFIER v EBELTHITE, Colin AUS (W)
NISHIKORI, Kei JPN v MELZER, Jurgen AUT [31]
STEPANEK, Radek CZE [22] v LAPENTTI, Nicolas ECU
QUALIFIER v BALL, Carsten AUS (W)
STAKHOVSKY, Sergiy UKR v CLEMENT, Arnaud FRA
MANNARINO, Adrian FRA (W) v VERDASCO, Fernando ESP [14]
BLAKE, James USA [9] v QUALIFIER
QUALIFIER v DARCIS, Steve BEL
MONTANES, Albert ESP v GULBIS, Ernests LAT
QUALIFIER v ANDREEV, Igor RUS [18]
SCHUETTLER, Rainer GER [30] v QUALIFIER
HANESCU, Victor ROU v HERNYCH, Jan CZE
LJUBICIC, Ivan CRO v KUNITSYN, Igor RUS
MONACO, Juan ARG v TSONGA, Jo-Wilfried FRA [5]

RODDICK, Andy USA [7] v QUALIFIER
QUALIFIER v LLODRA, Michael FRA
FERRERO, Juan Carlos ESP v SANTORO, Fabrice FRA
QUERREY, Sam USA v KOHLSCHREIBER, Philipp GER [32]
ROBREDO, Tommy ESP [21] v REYNOLDS, Bobby USA
MARTIN, Alberto ESP v TROICKI, Viktor SRB
BELLUCCI, Thomaz BRA v LU, Yen-Hsun TPE
GICQUEL, Marc FRA v NALBANDIAN, David ARG [10]
SODERLING, Robin SWE [16] v KENDRICK, Robert USA
BENNETEAU, Julien FRA v BAGHDATIS, Marcos CYP
BOLELLI, Simone ITA v VLIEGEN, Kristof BEL
GROTH, Samuel AUS (W) v FISH, Mardy USA [23]
MATHIEU, Paul-Henri FRA [28] v NIEMINEN, Jarkko FIN
DENT, Taylor USA v QUALIFIER
CHARDY, Jeremy FRA v DANIEL, Marcos BRA
QUALIFIER v DJOKOVIC, Novak SRB [3]

DEL POTRO, Juan Martin ARG [8] v ZVEREV, Mischa GER
QUALIFIER v QUALIFIER
STARACE, Potito ITA v TOMIC, Bernard AUS (W)
MULLER, Gilles LUX v LOPEZ, Feliciano ESP [27]
CILIC, Marin CRO [19] v ANDERSON, Kevin RSA
HERNANDEZ, Oscar ESP v TIPSAREVIC, Janko SRB
QUALIFIER v ISNER, John USA (W)
GREMELMAYR, Denis GER v FERRER, David ESP [11]
WAWRINKA, Stanislas SUI [15] v MINAR, Ivo CZE
QUALIFIER v KLEIN, Brydan AUS (W)
DABUL, Brian ARG v PETZSCHNER, Philipp GER
GINEPRI, Robby USA v BERDYCH, Tomas CZE [20]
SAFIN, Marat RUS [26] v NAVARRO, Ivan ESP
GARCIA-LOPEZ, Guillermo ESP v CALLERI, Agustin ARG
QUALIFIER v MOYA, Carlos ESP
SEPPI, Andreas ITA v FEDERER, Roger SUI [2]

ChinoRios4Ever
01-16-2009, 01:15 AM
You are talking about Nico, what about Gonzo? :haha::haha::haha:

NicoFan
01-16-2009, 01:18 AM
Fernando's match is the only interesting first round matchup. Hewitt will make it a tough match, but I have no doubt that Fernando will win ... :yeah:

Sparko1030
01-16-2009, 01:30 AM
It never fails. :awww: at least we expect the draw to suck. Nico can beat Almagro but it would have been nice to get a much lower ranked player. Nico must get his inner warrior on to be successful. :fiery:

Hewitt will be tough, but Fernando has beat him before and he can/must do it again.

NicoFan
01-16-2009, 01:31 AM
Sadly, Nico's inner warrior left the building long ago. :bigcry:

Sparko1030
01-16-2009, 01:36 AM
I know, but it comes back now and then. Hopefully it comes back and stays for awhile.

kidnicky
01-16-2009, 02:41 AM
the draw never dissapoint us right? :o :lol: ... anyway let's wait and hope that something good happen here :shrug: ;)

Sparko1030
01-16-2009, 04:07 AM
Agreed Kid :yeah: :lol:

kidnicky
01-18-2009, 03:52 AM
It seems Nico isn't playing on Monday but the OOp is sooo long and with so many names that I could have missed it :rolls: but I don't think so :p

Fergie
01-19-2009, 11:57 AM
Tuesday Order of Play

Court 8 - 11:00 Start
Nicolas Massu(CHI) vs. Nicolas Almagro(ESP)[17]
Nicole Vaidisova(CZE) vs. Severine Bremond(FRA)
Tatjana Malek(GER) vs. Ayumi Morita(JPN)
Elena Vesnina(RUS) vs. Julie Coin(FRA)

NicoFan
01-19-2009, 01:53 PM
Buena suerte to Nico M!!! :fiery:

Please put on your warrior! :rocker:

Fergie
01-19-2009, 04:15 PM
We're going to have the match for ESPN+ :yeah:

NicoFan
01-19-2009, 07:20 PM
Yeay for you!! Hopefully Kid will be able to see it too.

Please tell us how he plays...and be honest! :lol:

Sparko1030
01-19-2009, 08:06 PM
I think that will be 6pm for Kid and me-not too bad-just have to have supper early :lol:

Win this Nico M.!!! GET YOUR WARRIOR ON!!! :fiery:

VAMOOOOS NICO!!!

Fergie
01-19-2009, 11:29 PM
Kid doesn't have that channel :awww:

Well seems like we will not have the whole match because at the same time will be playing Junqueira vs Gasquet :ras: ... But I hope to watch at least some points :p

NicoFan
01-20-2009, 12:12 AM
At least you can see some of it. :yeah:

I tried to find live streaming, but can't find any with Court 8. :sad:

Fergie
01-20-2009, 12:17 AM
And of course we have Junqueira on tv :o ... Allez Richard, kick his butt easily :lol:

NicoFan
01-20-2009, 12:21 AM
Gasquet should win easily. And then maybe they'll switch to Nico! :lol:

NicoFan
01-20-2009, 12:23 AM
Yeay - Nico held easily!

1-0* Nico!

NicoFan
01-20-2009, 12:30 AM
Broken already. :sad:

1-2* Almagro

I think it's over already. :sad:

Sparko1030
01-20-2009, 12:36 AM
:wavey: Nicofan and Fergie!

Nico is off to a poor start :awww: 1*-3 but its early. Fight fight fight Nico!!! :fiery:

Sparko1030
01-20-2009, 12:38 AM
Nico held, 2-3*

Break back Nico!!!

Sparko1030
01-20-2009, 12:44 AM
3-4*

Break this time Nico!!!

NicoFan
01-20-2009, 12:47 AM
:wavey: Sparko!

Come on NICO fight!!! :fiery:

NicoFan
01-20-2009, 12:48 AM
3*-5 Almagro :sad:

Sparko1030
01-20-2009, 12:51 AM
Gotta break or loose this set Nico!

VAMOOOS!!!

NicoFan
01-20-2009, 12:51 AM
4-5* Almagro

Last chance to break...

NicoFan
01-20-2009, 12:53 AM
:sad:

4-6 Almagro.

COME ON NICO - FIGHT FOR GOODNESS SAKE! :fiery:

Sparko1030
01-20-2009, 12:53 AM
No break :awww: Almagro holds to win the set 6-4.
Take this next set Nico!!!

GET YOUR WARRIOR ON!!!!

NicoFan
01-20-2009, 01:02 AM
15-30 - HOLD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :fiery:

Exact same game he was broken in last set...

NicoFan
01-20-2009, 01:04 AM
Unbelievable...broken in the exact same game as last set.

2*-1 Almagro

It's over...I have better things to do than watch this crap every tournament. :lol:

When he decides that he wants to win again (meaning get a coach, prepare right for a tournament), I'll watch closely again.

Sparko1030
01-20-2009, 01:07 AM
Already down a break in the 2nd, 1*-3.....C'mon Nico-get fired up out there!!! :fiery:

Sparko1030
01-20-2009, 01:08 AM
:hug: Nicofan, I understand-its hard to sit here-very frustrating. Hopefully Fergie is able to see part of the match and give us some insight into this match.

Sparko1030
01-20-2009, 01:10 AM
2-3* BREAK BACK PLEASE NICO!!!!

(I'll be gone for a short time to give Kid #2 a bath :lol: )

Sparko1030
01-20-2009, 01:24 AM
Deja vu, 4-5*, Almagro serving for the set.....

NicoFan
01-20-2009, 01:28 AM
Commercial time - and yeah, deja vu - 6-4 again for Almagro.

Sparko1030
01-20-2009, 01:30 AM
:awww: 2nd set Almagro, 6-4

Well, you have to win the 3rd set or its all over, of course, Nico. Let's see some of the old Nico out there :rocker2:

NicoFan
01-20-2009, 01:41 AM
Don't know if the sb isn't working or there is a timeout.

Hopefully neither of the boys are hurt.

Sparko1030
01-20-2009, 01:43 AM
I was wondering the same thing Nicofan. :shrug: I would hate to see either of them injured.

Sparko1030
01-20-2009, 01:45 AM
It looks like other match sb are working so I have to assume its something with their particular match. Fingers crossed neither are hurt.

NicoFan
01-20-2009, 01:46 AM
Kind of odd...would be a really long medical timeout....

Sparko1030
01-20-2009, 01:48 AM
Thought I could find someting out on the live score thread but no one is posting there :shrug: This is driving me a little crazy :p

Sparko1030
01-20-2009, 01:50 AM
Play has resumed, Nico serving 30-30, If history repeats itself, he will loose this serve.....

Sparko1030
01-20-2009, 01:50 AM
well, I'd swear the sb had 30-30 but now its 15-30...

NicoFan
01-20-2009, 01:51 AM
3-3 now, 30-30 on Nico's serve..

Sparko1030
01-20-2009, 01:52 AM
:eek: now its 3*-4 :scratch: Maybe it was sb problems.

NicoFan
01-20-2009, 01:52 AM
I think the sb for that court is screwed up...cuz on 4-3* our Nico...

NicoFan
01-20-2009, 01:55 AM
Just heard that it's 100 degrees in Melbourne today... :eek:

NicoFan
01-20-2009, 01:56 AM
30-40... BREAK! :fiery:

NicoFan
01-20-2009, 01:56 AM
SIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII!!!

NICO BROKE!

First piece of good news in 2009. :lol:

5*-3 NICO!

Sparko1030
01-20-2009, 01:59 AM
:eek: I was talking on the phone and didn't notice Nico broke and is now at set point!!!

Sparko1030
01-20-2009, 02:00 AM
:woohoo: NICO!!! Keep it going now and win the 4th set!!! :fiery:

NicoFan
01-20-2009, 02:01 AM
Okay...I'm happy. :lol:

6-3 NICO in the third set!!! :woohoo:

That's all I ask for is that he shows some heart out there.

Even if he loses now, at least he showed his warrior side. :yeah:

Sparko1030
01-20-2009, 02:02 AM
Exactly Nicofan, Almagro was a tough first round draw, but its great to see Nico isnt' just giving up :yeah:

NicoFan
01-20-2009, 02:06 AM
:woohoo:

NICO BROKE!

1*-0!!!

Sparko1030
01-20-2009, 02:07 AM
And Nico breaks Almagro on his frist serve!!! YES NICO!!!!

NicoFan
01-20-2009, 02:07 AM
I just heard Pat Mac say on ESPN that the heat is brutal today in Melbourne.

Hopefully Nico will be alright. :scared: Really all the players..

NicoFan
01-20-2009, 02:08 AM
2-0*!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sparko1030
01-20-2009, 02:08 AM
2-0* :yeah:

Sparko1030
01-20-2009, 02:10 AM
It does sound hot there. :eek: Hope players take the precautions they need to. Nico seems to usually handle heat well, (Fernando not so much...) so hopefully he will be ok.

NicoFan
01-20-2009, 02:12 AM
Yeah, Fernando doesn't do as well in the heat. Doubt we'll get to see much of his match against Lleyton because Venus's match will be on at the same time. :sad:

Sparko1030
01-20-2009, 02:16 AM
Hold Nico!!!

Sparko1030
01-20-2009, 02:17 AM
Yeah, Fernando doesn't do as well in the heat. Doubt we'll get to see much of his match against Lleyton because Venus's match will be on at the same time. :sad:


:awww:

Adv Nico....

Sparko1030
01-20-2009, 02:18 AM
adv Almagro

NicoFan
01-20-2009, 02:18 AM
COME ON NICO M - HOLD!! :fiery:

Sparko1030
01-20-2009, 02:19 AM
duece

HOLD NICO MASSU!!!

NicoFan
01-20-2009, 02:19 AM
AD NICO! :fiery:

NicoFan
01-20-2009, 02:20 AM
No, deuce.

If he can hold here, he'll take this set. Gotta hold!

NicoFan
01-20-2009, 02:21 AM
Ad Nico again!!! :woohoo:

Sparko1030
01-20-2009, 02:21 AM
He HOLDS!!! 3-1*

NicoFan
01-20-2009, 02:22 AM
HE HELD!!!!

3-1*

This is my warrior, back again.

All I want to see. :fiery:

NicoFan
01-20-2009, 02:24 AM
3*-2...

Sparko1030
01-20-2009, 02:29 AM
4-2*, fingres crossed!

NicoFan
01-20-2009, 02:30 AM
Hopefully our Nico is feeling is out there! :fiery:

And hey wonder where Kid is??? :confused: She should be long home from work.

Sparko1030
01-20-2009, 02:36 AM
careful Nico M....hold your serve!

NicoFan
01-20-2009, 02:37 AM
30-40...come on HOLD! :fiery:

Sparko1030
01-20-2009, 02:38 AM
I was wondering were Kid was too :scratch: I'm sure she will have a good reason :yeah:

DAMM!!! bp for Almagro

HOLD NICO!!!

NicoFan
01-20-2009, 02:38 AM
4-4 :sad:

Sparko1030
01-20-2009, 02:38 AM
:awww: Almagro broke back. 4*-4

Stay fired up out there Nico M!!!

NicoFan
01-20-2009, 02:39 AM
Nico had Almagro - he must have gotten tight. :sad:

Sparko1030
01-20-2009, 02:41 AM
4*-5 Hold this time Nico-dont' give up!!!

VAMOOOOOS NICO!!!

NicoFan
01-20-2009, 02:41 AM
5-4* Almagro...

Well happy that Nico showed his warrior side, but would be sad if he lost this set after leading most of it. :sad: The usual getting tight and not being able to hold. :sad:

Sparko1030
01-20-2009, 02:42 AM
Nico had Almagro - he must have gotten tight. :sad:


most likley. :hug: Nico Keep fighting warrior!!! :fiery:

NicoFan
01-20-2009, 02:43 AM
We might get some of Fernando's match after all, Sparko. The men's match before Venus's match hasn't even started yet.

NicoFan
01-20-2009, 02:46 AM
5-5 - Nico is hanging in there! :yeah:

Sparko1030
01-20-2009, 02:46 AM
Lets hope so Nicofan-the one good thing about Fernando having to play Hewitt in the first round is some tv time :lol:

Nico held, 5-5*

BREAK HIM NICO!!!

NicoFan
01-20-2009, 02:47 AM
30-30 - COME ON NICO! :fiery:

They showed our Nico for 5 seconds on ESPN. :lol:

NicoFan
01-20-2009, 02:48 AM
30-40!!! DO IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :fiery:

NicoFan
01-20-2009, 02:49 AM
NICO BROKE!!!

:woohoo:

5*-4!!!

HOLDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD!!!

NicoFan
01-20-2009, 02:49 AM
Kid better have a good excuse for not being here. ;) :lol:

If we are suffering through this match, she needs to be suffering too! :lol:

Sparko1030
01-20-2009, 02:49 AM
YES!!! Nico breaks!!! 6*-5

Just stay calm Nico, and serve out this set...you CAN do it!!!1

VAMOOOOOOOS NICO!!!

Sparko1030
01-20-2009, 02:52 AM
We will make her suffer enough to make up for her missing his match Nicofan :rolls:

Yeah, 5secs- just enough to make my heart skip a beat thinking we might to get see him a bit :lol:

Don't get tight now Nico, its just another game, just serve it out....

NicoFan
01-20-2009, 02:54 AM
15-40...

Oh good grief, where is his mental strength???? :sad:

Sparko1030
01-20-2009, 02:54 AM
bp for Almagro...Keep fighting for this game Nico!!!

NicoFan
01-20-2009, 02:55 AM
30-40

Sparko1030
01-20-2009, 02:55 AM
1 bp saved....30-40 Do it again Nico :yeah:

Sparko1030
01-20-2009, 02:56 AM
duece!

NicoFan
01-20-2009, 02:56 AM
AD NICO!!!

SP!!

:fiery:

NicoFan
01-20-2009, 02:57 AM
:woohoo:

:bounce:


HE DID IT!!

7-5!!

One more NICO!!! :fiery:

NicoFan
01-20-2009, 02:58 AM
Well after he won the third set, I was just happy to see our warrior come back.

Now I want the win. :tape: :lol:

COME ON NICO - DO IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :fiery:

Sparko1030
01-20-2009, 02:58 AM
:woohoo: NICO!!! he got the 4th!!! 7-5!!!!

Oh man, you have to take the 5th now-after all that!!!

YOU CAN DO IT NICO!!!! VAMOOOOOOS!!!

NicoFan
01-20-2009, 03:04 AM
1-0* Almagro

KEEP FIGHTING NICO! :fiery:

NicoFan
01-20-2009, 03:05 AM
I hate ESPN...two close matches going on, and they are interviewing Amer Delic....like anyone gives a crap what Amer Delic has to say...like anyone even knows who Amer Delic is... :rolleyes: :lol:

NicoFan
01-20-2009, 03:07 AM
15-30 no no no

COME ON NICO FIGHT! :fiery:

Sparko1030
01-20-2009, 03:07 AM
15-30, need to hold Nico. You've fought to get to this point, keep fighting!!!

NicoFan
01-20-2009, 03:08 AM
Not the way to start the 5th - broken.

:sad:

COME ON NICO - Don't end the match this way... :sad:

Sparko1030
01-20-2009, 03:09 AM
broken....0-2* BREAK BACK NICO!!!

Just saw a clip of the match on ESPN2, dont' care for Nico's shirt :lol: but still love Nico :hug:

NicoFan
01-20-2009, 03:09 AM
Well ESPN showed two points from the match.

NicoFan
01-20-2009, 03:09 AM
Yeah I don't like that shirt at all either... :eek: What is Adidas thinking? That's awful... :(

Sparko1030
01-20-2009, 03:10 AM
Nico, you MUST keep fighting-you've found you warrior-keep it now!!! :fiery:


BREAK!!!!!

NicoFan
01-20-2009, 03:13 AM
3-0* Almagro.

:sad:

Doesn't look good right now, but he's really only a break down.

He's got to hold here or it's over. :sad:

Sparko1030
01-20-2009, 03:14 AM
:awww: 0-3

Keep fighting Nico, don't get tight....

NicoFan
01-20-2009, 03:14 AM
Fernando is on court - they showed him come on just before they went to the Delic interview.

Come on Fernando! :fiery:

NicoFan
01-20-2009, 03:16 AM
1-3* Almagro

At least Nico is on the board.

Now he's got to break...do it NOW! :fiery:

Sparko1030
01-20-2009, 03:16 AM
easy hold for Nico :yeah: 1-3

Now BREAK!!!! VAMOOOS NICO!!!

NicoFan
01-20-2009, 03:18 AM
4-1*

This reminds me of the first two sets. Almagro breaks Nico early, and then is able to hold serve easily. :sad:

Fergie
01-20-2009, 03:18 AM
Nico looked really tired in the end of the 4th set

Sparko1030
01-20-2009, 03:19 AM
1*-4 Were those 2 sets all he had? :awww: It was wonderful to see him come back and take those sets but its a bummer if its all to end it like this....

Sparko1030
01-20-2009, 03:20 AM
Thanks Fergie. Of course Nico is not used to 5 sets, and its very hot. :hug: Nico. just do your best and keep fighting!

Sparko1030
01-20-2009, 03:22 AM
Now Fernando's match has started and I need to get the kids to bed but I will follow Nico's match to the end-he's earned that at least after how he played the 3rd and 4th sets :rocker2:

Sparko1030
01-20-2009, 03:23 AM
30*-30 Hold Nico, you can do it!!!

NicoFan
01-20-2009, 03:24 AM
4*-2

COME ON NICO BREAK! :fiery:

Sparko1030
01-20-2009, 03:25 AM
Nico holds, 2-4* Good time for a break....Please!!!

NicoFan
01-20-2009, 03:25 AM
Thanks for the info Fergie. Yeay he must be tired. The immense heat, and he's not used to these long five setters after playing challengers all last year.

Nicooooooooooooo... :hug:

NicoFan
01-20-2009, 03:27 AM
:sad:

5-2* Almagro

Sparko1030
01-20-2009, 03:28 AM
no break. 2*-5

NicoFan
01-20-2009, 03:31 AM
I just thought of poor GonzoFan - she loves both Lleyton and Fernando - she must be going crazy. Poor GF... :hug:

NicoFan
01-20-2009, 03:32 AM
5*-3 ... last chance to break...

Sparko1030
01-20-2009, 03:33 AM
Nico holds :yeah: Kinda time for a break Nico.....

Yeah, I thought about poor Gonzofan when I saw the draw :awww:

NicoFan
01-20-2009, 03:34 AM
15-30! Break! :fiery:

NicoFan
01-20-2009, 03:35 AM
30-30 :sad:

COME ON NICO M! :fiery:

NicoFan
01-20-2009, 03:36 AM
30-40!

BP! :fiery:

Sparko1030
01-20-2009, 03:36 AM
I can hardly stand it , Nico has bp....

NicoFan
01-20-2009, 03:36 AM
deuce.... :sad:

NicoFan
01-20-2009, 03:37 AM
AD NICO! :fiery:

NicoFan
01-20-2009, 03:38 AM
No, deuce.. :sad:

NicoFan
01-20-2009, 03:39 AM
Ad again for our NICO!

DO IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :fiery:

NicoFan
01-20-2009, 03:39 AM
Sh*t...

Deuce...

:sad:

NicoFan
01-20-2009, 03:41 AM
Freaking out here. :lol:

Sparko1030
01-20-2009, 03:42 AM
Kid is going to pay for missing this one!!!

NicoFan
01-20-2009, 03:44 AM
No.....

Almagro won.

:sad:

Almagro was handing Nico the break, and Nico wouldn't take it. :sad: Giving him weak second serves, and Nico said no thanks, you take it.

Oh well...lots of positives here. The warrior is back! Almagro is a solid player, and Nico did well.

Nico... :hug: Very proud right now of him after a crappy start... :yeah:

Sparko1030
01-20-2009, 03:45 AM
:bigcry: OMG Nico lost but what a match!!! I am proud of how he played :rocker2: and am so glad he has found his warrior again!!!

NicoFan
01-20-2009, 03:47 AM
And can I say, if Nico doesn't look at this result and rethink his schedule, something is wrong.

Almagro would have kicked our Nico's butt in straight sets on clay. Our Nico is good on hardcourts - why he doesn't put more effort into hardcourts is beyond me...simply beyond me. :sad:

Just heard on ESPN that Nico didn't like some calls at the end - was giving the chair umpire a hard time after the match. :lol: :lol:

Sparko1030
01-20-2009, 03:49 AM
:hug: Nico.

Sound like Nico was unhappy about some calls, Mary Carillo just said he "was giving the judge the business" after the match was over. I suppose we might hear more about why later.....

Again, despite the dissapointing loss, I am heartened by Nico's performance today, didnt' give up, kept on fighting. Showed losts of spirit. Needs to stop getting tight at crucial moments but he's been like that since I started following him 4 1/2 yrs ago so I'm not holding my breath :lol:


VAMOOOOOOS NICO!!!

kidnicky
01-20-2009, 03:52 AM
I didn't miss it I was watching some games at the tv :p

Oh my is good that you didn't watch the end because you'd like to punch Nico in the head :haha: he lost his mind (as usual) and even after the match finished he kept complaining about some missed calls at the umpire :cuckoo: :lol:

Anyway like you said, lots of positive things here, I really didn't think that he could have won at least one set and this is a really nice surprise, if he just decides to keep this going we don't have to think that this could be another terrible season ... I mean after being playing challengers it was more than obvious that he wouldn't be able to come back to a big tournament and giving fight to the 17th seed but he did it ... if he wouldn't have lost his mind well maybe he would have broken Almagro but anyway, this is part of Nico's personality :rolls:

Sparko1030
01-20-2009, 03:54 AM
KID!!! :shout: We've been suffering here without you :sobbing: its about time you showed up! :lol: Sounds like it is a good thing we didn't see the end if that's how it happend :unsure: but yeah, that is Nico.....and always has been :lol:

NicoFan
01-20-2009, 03:57 AM
I'm glad that I didn't see it then....I've felt like smacking him too many times. :lol: Too bad he lost it - no reason to do that when you are in a tight match. Second round would have been easy - he could have made it into the 3rd round.

He's loco...and sadly it's cost him in his career many times. :sad:

kidnicky
01-20-2009, 04:05 AM
yes he is loco but that's Nicolas :rolls: ... he was okay but yeah he blew it at the end :shrug: and Almagro was really calm so it was a matter of time

oh and I wasn't at home since the begining of the match, I was at my tennis lesson, then shower time and then the tv :p

ChinoRios4Ever
01-20-2009, 04:59 AM
How sad, i really wanted to see Nico winning... but is the same nightmare. :sad:

Hope for a good draw in Viña now, vamos Nico :yeah:

TommyB.
01-20-2009, 10:07 AM
Oh my. I went to bed after 2 sets, and now I see the that score. Good fight but it's not enough. :sad:

NicoFan
01-20-2009, 12:10 PM
Oh my. I went to bed after 2 sets, and now I see the that score. Good fight but it's not enough. :sad:

Yeah, it's not enough. And yes, it's just Nico being Nico, but you would think that at 28 years old that he'd begin to mature enough to realize that type of behavior only loses matches. I don't know what he was thinking. He needs to comeback, he needs the points, he obviously needs the win. It's very discouraging to watch this match after match.

Hopefully he'll do well during the LA swing. Well, he has to do well or he's back down in challengers after Miami.

kidnicky
01-21-2009, 02:50 AM
well sadly it was just Nico being Nico :rolls: