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Nico's Comeback Adventures Continue in Estoril!

NicoFan
04-20-2005, 01:13 PM
I thought we could use the same thread for all his tournaments through the rest of the year, and I'll just change the name as each tournament comes up.

Wanted to wait until this morning to start it though when I found out he really is okay!

BUENA SUERTE NICOLAS IN YOUR COMEBACK!!! Happy your back!

:clap2: :woohoo: :hug:

Fergie
04-20-2005, 01:31 PM
I like a different thread for every tournament :)

Is this pic from Houston? :confused:

http://www.latercera.cl/showjpg/0,,1_125002609_246,00.jpg

NicoFan
04-20-2005, 01:39 PM
lol! Either way is cool with me.

And yes, that is from Houston. He may have lost...but he still looked great!!!! :-)

NicoFan
04-20-2005, 01:41 PM
BTW Fergie...I was a little annoyed reading the Chilean newspapers online today. They were a mean to our Nico...saying that Dupuis was happy that Nico decided to return, and they were surprised that he lost so badly. My goodness, the poor boy has been injured for months...a little compassion and understanding here! :mad: :mad: :mad:

NicoFan
04-20-2005, 01:56 PM
FYI - Yahoo has it as from the Houston tournament.

Bratzo
04-20-2005, 02:36 PM
vamos nico! you will play great in estori!!!

NicoFan
04-20-2005, 02:48 PM
Hey Bratzo - Horna won yesterday...you must be very happy! Good for him, I've always liked him...and Nico and Luis are good friends! :-)

Bratzo
04-20-2005, 02:57 PM
yup....they've always been friends...since kids...they know each other too well hehe..and yes...i know he won yesterday..and in doubles...he also came back after a few months of recovery...he injured his back i think....and couldnt play well....he first played davis cup..just one match and i think he lost it...then all the tournaments (single) he couldnt pass 1st round...so..you can see that this is his 1st match won in singles :S....so dont get nervous with nico...it'll take some time...but he is so tallented...he will get his tennis back in no time ;)

NicoFan
04-20-2005, 04:00 PM
yup....they've always been friends...since kids...they know each other too well hehe..

You've got me curious...what do you mean by "too well"??? :)

Bratzo
04-20-2005, 04:26 PM
i meant in the game...they know each other too well ;) thats it...i guess hehe

NicoFan
04-20-2005, 04:44 PM
That's what I figured, but didn't know if the boys got themselves into trouble now and again...lol!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

+alonso
04-21-2005, 03:03 AM
Hi all
Better luck for nico in estoril :yeah:

Fergie
04-21-2005, 03:32 AM
I will be praying for a good draw in Estoril ... Vamos Nico :yeah:

Bratzo
04-21-2005, 04:51 AM
That's what I figured, but didn't know if the boys got themselves into trouble now and again...lol!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
lol!! who knows :eek:

NicoFan
04-21-2005, 12:18 PM
I hope he gets a good draw too but the field will be tough - here's the entry list.

1 Moya, Carlos ESP 7
2 Gaudio, Gaston ARG 8
3 Johansson, Joachim SWE 11
4 Massu, Nicolas CHI 18
5 Chela, Juan Ignacio ARG 23
6 Lopez, Feliciano ESP 25
7 Stepanek, Radek CZE 26
8 Novak, Jiri CZE 27
9 Soderling, Robin SWE 36
10 Volandri, Filippo ITA 40
11 Ferrer, David ESP 47
12 Berdych, Tomas CZE 48
13 Saulnier, Cyril FRA 50
14 Costa, Albert ESP 55
15 Carlsen, Kenneth DEN 56
16 Martin, Alberto ESP 57
17 Calleri, Agustin ARG 59
18 Karlovic, Ivo CRO 61
19 Montanes, Albert ESP 62
20 Muller, Gilles LUX 67
21 Rochus, Christophe BEL 68
22 Koubek, Stefan AUT 70
23 Hernych, Jan CZE 74
24 (SE)
25 (SE)
26 (WC)
27 (WC)
28 (WC)
29 (Q)
30 (Q)
31 (Q)
32 (Q)

Fergie
04-21-2005, 12:44 PM
Good names in the list, Vamos Nico :yeah:

+alonso
04-22-2005, 01:38 AM
I'm a little afraid
Hope nico can get good result here ;)

NicoFan
04-22-2005, 07:43 PM
Hope he can win the first round at least.

Tomorrow the draw should come out - everyone, keep your fingers crossed! :-)

Fergie
04-23-2005, 03:47 PM
Nico vs Albert Costa in 1º round ... Can't be worst? :mad:

+alonso
04-23-2005, 07:05 PM
:sad:
It's a very hard match
Let's Go Nicoooooo !

Kathy
04-23-2005, 09:02 PM
Yes, I am with Colbalt. It ain't over till it's over. I just have faith in him. He has to prove to me that I am wrong. If he does, OK, I will get on him but until then, he can do what he has to if he wants to.

NicoFan
04-23-2005, 09:35 PM
You and Cobalt are right...Nico can do it!!!

But I still feel sorry for him....no luck... :bigcry:

Kathy
04-23-2005, 09:48 PM
That's the spirt!

Bratzo
04-24-2005, 04:56 PM
VAMOS NICO!!!!!

+alonso
04-25-2005, 01:48 AM
H2H Massu Costa
2004
World Team Championship, Clay, RR
Dusseldorf, Germany
Massu 4/1
2003
Paris TMS, Carpet, R32
Massu 3/6 6/1 7/5

Kitzbuhel, Clay, R32
Massu 6/7 7/5 7/6

Miami TMS, Hard, R32
FL, U.S.A.
Costa 6/7 2/6

I♥PsY@Mus!c
04-25-2005, 03:00 AM
Go Nico! ;)

NicoFan
04-25-2005, 06:30 PM
Nico plays last on Center Court on Tuesday.

Buena suerte Nico! :) Stay calm, and stay healthy!!! You can do it!

At least I hope he can take a set off of Albert.

Here's the entire order of play:

Centre Court start 12:00 NOON
M Diaz-Oliva (ARG) vs (WC)M Gloria (CAN)
Not before 2:30 PM
(1)C Moya (ESP) vs F Mantilla (ESP)
J Ferrero (ESP) vs M Baghdatis (CYP)
A Costa (ESP) vs (5)N Massu (CHI)

Centralito start 11:00 AM
(WC)R MacHado (POR) vs A Calleri (ARG)
(1)F Pennetta (ITA) vs (Q)O Savchuk (UKR)
A Calatrava (ESP) vs (3)J Johansson (SWE)
(8)F Lopez (ESP) vs (WC)A Corretja (ESP)
C Schaul (LUX) vs (2)D Safina (RUS)

Court 1 start 11:00 AM
P Mathieu (FRA) vs (7)J Novak (CZE)
J Chela (ARG) vs (LL)J Marin (CRC)
D Sanguinetti (ITA) vs (Q)F Condor (ESP)
(1)Aspelin/Perry vs (WC)Gil/Tavares
Not before 6:30 PM
(4)(WC)T Robredo (ESP) vs (Q)F Cermak (CZE)

Court 2 start 11:00 AM
M Krajicek (NED) vs S Beltrame (FRA)
S Cohen-Aloro (FRA) vs (4)N Li (CHN)
(3)G Dulko (ARG) vs S Foretz (FRA)
Hernych/Vacek vs Muller/Ventura
A Parra Santonja (ESP) vs L Cervanova (SVK)

Court 3 start 11:00 AM
(Q)L Safarova (CZE) vs (8)V Ruano Pascual (ESP)
(Q)H Nagyova (SVK) vs J Zheng (CHN)
M Marrero (ESP) vs (Q)M Muller (GER)
(LL)M Czink (HUN) vs (LL)K Bondarenko (UKR)
(LL)M Mihalache (ROM) vs J Craybas (USA)

Court 4 start 11:00 AM
(Q)T Cakl (CZE) vs K Carlsen (DEN)
(Q)G Blanco (ESP) vs A Montanes (ESP)
M Sanchez Lorenzo (ESP) vs L Osterloh (USA)
Safarova/Savchuk vs Krajicek/Nagyova

Fergie
04-25-2005, 10:00 PM
Vamos Nico! :yeah:

NicoFan
04-26-2005, 03:39 PM
Carlos' match just ended.

Then JC is up.

And then Nico.

Probably about 1:30/2:00 Chile time if JC's match goes figure about 2 hours.

Again...good luck Nico! Be agressive! But stay healthy... :)

NicoFan
04-26-2005, 03:48 PM
Could be earlier - JC's match already started. Depending on how quick maybe 1:00/1:30 Chile time...

Fergie
04-26-2005, 04:11 PM
1:30 Chile I guess ;)

Maybe Canal 13 will show the match, but I'm not sure :confused:

NicoFan
04-26-2005, 06:03 PM
About ready to begin...

Tricky_Forehand
04-26-2005, 06:06 PM
Nico's starting!!!

Vamos Nico!!! :bounce:

Tricky_Forehand
04-26-2005, 06:37 PM
Left to take out the trash and came back to see Nico up a break :yeah: ...Much better start to a match than he had last week :)

NicoFan
04-26-2005, 06:44 PM
5-3 Nico in the first - he just had a chance to break Albert again, but couldn't do it...all you have to do is hold Nico! You can do it!

NicoFan
04-26-2005, 06:49 PM
NICO WINS THE FIRST SET 6-3!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :bigclap: :hug: :woohoo:

NicoFan
04-26-2005, 07:49 PM
Well odd doings in Estoril...it appears that a major tennis touranment doesn't have lights. Amazing.

Anyway play suspended until tomorrow.

Score - 6-3, 2-3 on serve...Nico won the first set and will start off serving tomorrow to stay on serve.

As soon as I see the order of play, I will post it.

NicoFan
04-26-2005, 09:59 PM
As promised...the order of play. His singles will be at 8:00 a.m. Chile time - and then he has to play doubles later in the day.

Centre Court start 12:00 NOON
C Schaul (LUX) vs (2)D Safina (RUS)
Not before 1:00 PM
A Costa (ESP) vs (5)N Massu (CHI)
Not before 2:30 PM
G Garcia-Lopez (ESP) vs (3)J Johansson (SWE)
M Tabara (CZE) vs (2)G Gaudio (ARG)
(WC)MacHado/Rocha vs Garcia/Wassen

Centralito start 11:00 AM
N Pratt (AUS) vs (4)N Li (CHN)
(6)D Randriantefy (MAD) vs M Sanchez Lorenzo (ESP)
(LL)J Marin (CRC) vs A Calleri (ARG)
(8)F Lopez (ESP) vs A Montanes (ESP)

Court 1 start 11:00 AM
(Q)M Muller (GER) vs J Zheng (CHN)
(3)G Dulko (ARG) vs A Bondarenko (UKR)
Muller/Osterloh vs (2)Cohen-Aloro/Pratt
Diaz-Oliva/Dulko vs Foretz/Schaul

Court 2 start 11:00 AM
Fisher/Thomas vs Braasch/Matkowski
Carlsen/Karlovic vs (2)Etlis/Rodriguez
(3)Cermak/Friedl vs Cibulec/Fyrstenberg
Berdych/Levinsky vs Calatrava/Massu

Court 3 start 2:00 PM
Krajicek/Nagyova vs (4)Serra Zanetti/Serra Zanetti
Rodrigues/Wigan vs (4)Serra Zanetti/Serra Zanetti
Hewitt/Li vs Bondarenko/Bondarenko

+alonso
04-26-2005, 10:36 PM
:lol: Jajajajaj it appears that a major tennis touranment doesn't have lights. Amazing.
I'm so happy because it seems Massu it's playing really good

Fergie
04-27-2005, 01:17 AM
Well I'm happy for Nico but I'm angry with the tournament! ... Not light is amazing! :lol:

NicoFan
04-27-2005, 12:33 PM
Play is about ready to resume...

Buena suerte NICO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

NicoFan
04-27-2005, 01:13 PM
Things not going well today ... lost the 2nd set to Costa 3-6.

VAMOS NICO!

Fergie
04-27-2005, 01:48 PM
Things not going well today ... lost the 2nd set to Costa 3-6.

VAMOS NICO!
I bet that this would happen :mad: ... And now Nico is a break down in the third set :sad:

NicoFan
04-27-2005, 02:01 PM
I was afraid it would happen too... :-(

Fergie
04-27-2005, 02:05 PM
Nico lost 6-4 3-6 3-6 :sad: :sad: :sad:

NicoFan
04-27-2005, 02:15 PM
:bigcry:

I'm so worried about him...he takes these things to heart...and he's going to be bumming here...I hate to see him suffer and be discouraged... :sad:

NicoFan
04-27-2005, 05:13 PM
Just lost in doubles... :-(

Tricky_Forehand
04-27-2005, 06:49 PM
Nico would've won the match if they finished last night :fiery: :mad: :banghead: