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Onward...to Rome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

NicoFan
04-27-2005, 05:16 PM
Shake off these losses, and moving onward...to Rome!!!!

He really improved from Houston to Estoril so I know that next week (with a little bit of luck from the draw this time... :mad: ) he'll get his first victory on the comeback trail!!!

Don't get discouraged NICO! We're behind you. Stay calm, and the results will come! You can do it!!

:yeah:

Fergie
04-28-2005, 12:59 AM
Forza Nico!!!

We believe in you! :yeah:

Kathy
04-28-2005, 04:04 PM
Yes, he did do well and we all hope Rome will only be better for him.

NicoFan
04-30-2005, 12:00 PM
Don't know if its good or bad yet - he has a qualifer in the 1st round - hopefully it won't be one of the tough qualifier like Gasquet or Monaco - tomorrow early evening Europe time/afternoon Chile-US time, we'll know. Terra.cl is good about putting who the qualifier will be.

Henman in the 2nd will be tough, but first our NICO has to get by the first round. Just coming back, just one match victory will be good!

RODDICK, Andy USA (1) v RUSEDSKI, Greg GBR
COSTA, Albert ESP v Qualifier
Qualifier v BERDYCH, Tomas CZE
VERDASCO, Fernando ESP v DAVYDENKO, Nikolay RUS (14)
CORIA, Guillermo ARG (9) v GONZALEZ, Fernando CHI
KIEFER, Nicolas GER v HAAS, Tommy GER
MIRNYI, Max BLR v SANGUINETTI, Davide ITA (WC)
SANTORO, Fabrice FRA v NALBANDIAN, David ARG (8)

HENMAN, Tim GBR (4) v KUERTEN, Gustavo BRA
MASSU, Nicolas CHI v Qualifier
MELLO, Ricardo BRA v HRBATY, Dominik SVK
Qualifier v ROBREDO, Tommy ESP (13)
LJUBICIC, Ivan CRO (12) v ROCHUS, Olivier BEL
CARLSEN, Kenneth DEN v GROSJEAN, Sebastien FRA
Qualifier v SRICHAPHAN, Paradorn THA
DI MAURO, Alessio ITA (WC) v AGASSI, Andre USA (6)

MOYA, Carlos ESP (7) v STARACE, Potito ITA (WC)
FISH, Mardy USA v SCHUETTLER, Rainer GER
MAYER, Florian GER v HORNA, Luis PER
SEPPI, Andreas ITA (WC) v JOHANSSON, Joachim SWE (10)
JOHANSSON, Thomas SWE (16) v LOPEZ, Feliciano ESP
SAULNIER, Cyril FRA v FERRER, David ESP
VOLANDRI, Filippo ITA v EL AYNAOUI, Younes MAR
BECK, Karol SVK v GAUDIO, Gaston ARG (3)

NADAL, Rafael ESP (5) v YOUZHNY, Mikhail RUS
Qualifier v MELZER, Jurgen AUT
Qualifier v SODERLING, Robin SWE
PAVEL, Andrei ROM v CANAS, Guillermo ARG (11)
STEPANEK, Radek CZE (15) v ANCIC, Mario CRO
LLODRA, Michael FRA v CHELA, Juan Ignacio ARG
Qualifier v ANDREEV, Igor RUS
NOVAK, Jiri CZE v SAFIN, Marat RUS (2)

Fergie
04-30-2005, 01:37 PM
If is Gasquet I will die :sad:

Vamos Nico!!! :bigclap:

*Viva Chile*
05-01-2005, 06:00 PM
Finally he will play against PH Mathieu (not the worst, but definitely not the best), best of luck in your 1st round Nico :yeah:

NicoFan
05-01-2005, 06:58 PM
Oh no didn't want Mathieu...poor Nico...what a bad time for him to try to come back with all these masters series events...I hope he doesn't get discouraged.

But keep positive, adn hope he can do it!!! :)

He's not playing tomorrow - singles or doubles.

And btw he's playing doubles with Fena which I love - love watching them play together. They will play Robredo/Novak in the first round and after that it will be the number 4 seeds Black/Ullyett.

Fergie
05-02-2005, 01:38 AM
Poor Nico, all is bad luck for him :sad:

NicoFan
05-02-2005, 05:01 PM
Here the order of play for tomorrow.

No respect for our Nico.. :( ...look at what court they put him on!

CENTRAL COURT - 1.00 p.m.
Men's Singles - First round
Guillermo Coria (ARG) vs Fernando Gonzalez (CHI)
Jiri Novak (CZE) vs Marat Safin (RUS)
Rafael Nadal (ESP) vs Mikhail Youzhny (RUS)
9.00 p.m.
Potito STARACE (ITA) vs Carlos Moya (ESP)

PALLACORDA COURT- 1.00 p.m.
Men's Singles - First round
Nicolas Kiefer (GER) vs Tommy Haas (GER)
Fabrice Santoro (FRA) vs David Nalbandian (ARG)
Karol Beck (SVK) vs Gaston Gaudio (ARG)
Filippo VOLANDRI (ITA) vs Younes El Aynaoui (MAR)

9.30 p.m.
Max Mirnyi (BLR) vs Davide SANGUINETTI (ITA)

COURT 4 - 2.30 p.m.
Men's Singles - First round
Michael Llodra (FRA) vs Juan Ignacio Chela (ARG)
Florian Mayer (GER) vs Luis Horna (PER)
Ivan Ljubicic (CRO) vs Olivier Rochus (BEL)

COURT 5 - 1.00 p.m.
Men's Double- First round
David Ferrer/Dominik Hrbaty (ESP/SVK) vs Mariano Hood/Julian Knowle (ARG/AUT)

Men's Singles - First round
Alberto Martin (ESP) vs Rainer Schuettler (GER)
Julien Benneteau (FRA) vs Tommy Robredo (ESP)

Men's Double- First round
Joachim Johansson/Marat Safin (SWE/RUS) vs Frantisek Cermak/Leos Friedl (CZE)


COURT 6 - 1.00 p.m.
Men's Singles - First round
Radek Stepanek (CZE) vs Mario Ancic (CRO)
Andrei Pavel (ROM) vs Guillermo Canas (ARG)
Nicolas Massu (CHI) vs Paul-Henri Mathieu (FRA)
Men's Double- First round
Daniele BRACCIALI/Giorgio GALIMBERTI (ITA) vs Andy Roddick/Jurgen Melzer (USA/AUT)

Fergie
05-02-2005, 07:18 PM
Nico isn't a seed player ... What were you waiting? ;)

Vamos Nico, you need to win this match! :yeah:

NicoFan
05-02-2005, 07:32 PM
lol!!! But he's still the Olympic gold medalist...at least court 1 or 2 for goodness sake!!! lol! :-)

Fergie
05-02-2005, 11:48 PM
lol!!! But he's still the Olympic gold medalist...at least court 1 or 2 for goodness sake!!! lol! :-)
Yeah, but Nico hasn't played too much lately :sad: ... And he isn't italian :lol:

NicoFan
05-03-2005, 05:01 PM
He won the first set 6-0.

Its 0-1 on serve in the 2nd.

Keep it going NICOLAS!!

Tricky_Forehand
05-03-2005, 05:43 PM
Great match for Nico!!!! 6-0 6-4

Nice scoreline to see after his first two tourneys back

Tricky_Forehand
05-03-2005, 05:45 PM
And btw he's playing doubles with Fena which I love - love watching them play together.

I was so happy to seem them partner up again :D. It's been too long since they last played.

Kathy
05-03-2005, 05:47 PM
Great Match for Nicolas. Keep it up!

NicoFan
05-03-2005, 05:48 PM
:banana: :banana: :banana: :banana:

So PROUD of NICO!!! :hug:

What a win!!!

Way to go sweetie!!!

Henman is next...you can do it!!!

Fergie
05-03-2005, 06:42 PM
Finally some happiness for me today :D ... Well done Nico, I'm so proud of you :hug:

Good luck tomorrow, time to kick the british ass :devil:

NicoFan
05-03-2005, 10:52 PM
Here's the Order of Play for Nico's second round. And the boys are playing doubles too.

And Nico doesn't have to play in the parking lot again! ;)

CENTRAL COURT - 1.00 p.m.
Men's Singles - Second round
Andy Roddick (USA) vs Albert Costa (ESP)
Richard Gasquet (FRA) vs Andre Agassi (USA)
Filippo VOLANDRI (ITA) vs Gaston Gaudio (ARG)

9.00 p.m.
Nicolas Almagro (ESP) vs Marat Safin (RUS)

PALLACORDA COURT- 1.00 p.m.
Men's Singles - Second round
Guillermo Coria (ARG) vs Nicola Kiefer (GER)
Tim Henman (GBR) vs Nicolas Massu (CHI)
vinc. Moya-Starace vs Alberto Martin (ESP)
Rafael Nadal (ESP) vs Victor Hanescu (ROM)

9.30 p.m.
Men's Double- Second round
Simon Aspelin/Todd Perry (SWE/AUS) vs Bob Bryan/Mike Bryan (USA)

COURT 4 - 1.00 p.m.
Men's Singles - Second round
Stanislas Wawrinka (SUI) vs Fernando Verdasco (ESP)
Radek Stepanek (CZE) vs Juan Ignacio Chela (ARG)
Jan Monaco (ARG) vs Guillermo Canas (ARG)

Men's Double- First round
Jiri Novak/Tommy Robredo (CZE/ESP) vs Fernando Gonzalez/Nicolas Massu (CHI)

COURT 5 - 1.00 p.m.
Men's Singles - Second round
Dominik Hrbaty (SVK) vs Julien Benneteau (FRA)
Ivan Ljbicic (CRO) vs Sebastien Grosjean (FRA)

Men's Double - Second round
Wayne Arthurs/Paul Hanley (AUS) vs David Ferrer/Dominik Hrbaty (ESP/SVK)

Men's Double - First round
Thomas Johansson/Ivan Ljubicic (SWE/CRO) vs Gaston Etlis/Martin Rodriguez (ARG)

COURT 6 - 1.00 p.m.
Men's Singles - Second round
Thomas Johansson (SWE) vs David Ferrer (ESP)
Luis Horna (PER) vs Andreas SEPPI (ITA)
vinc. Mirnyi-SANGUINETTI vs Fabrice Santoro (FRA)

Men's Double - First round
Andreas SEPPI/Potito STARACE (ITA) vs Lucas Arnold/Jared Palmer (ARG/USA)

Fergie
05-04-2005, 12:26 AM
If I'm lucky I will watch tomorrow the match against Henman :D

Vamos Nico!!! :bigclap:

NicoFan
05-04-2005, 01:13 PM
Fergie - are you around today? If you are, there's an article on lun.com with an interview with Nico. Its hard to tell from the translation, but he sounds like he is still in a lot of pain. But he also said the injury is okay but his foot still is bothering him. Its confusing - is he in pain from the injury or is he in pain just because his body isn't used to working out and playing all the time?

If his foot is still bothering him, he shouldn't be playing. Very upset. I wish I knew if he was really okay.

Fergie
05-04-2005, 01:42 PM
Yeah, I heard that in tv now ... Nico said that sometimes he feels pain because still doesn't have enough competition :rolleyes:

I'm watching the match now and Nico looks still slow in some movements :sad:

NicoFan
05-04-2005, 01:49 PM
Thanks Fergie! I feel better now - he just needs to get back into shape.

Down a break already in the 2nd.

Poor Nico :-(

Fergie
05-04-2005, 01:53 PM
Too many errores for Nico ... The match is bored and Henman isn't doing anything special to win, poor Nico :sad:

Fergie
05-04-2005, 02:19 PM
Nico lost 3-6 2-6 :sad: :sad: :sad:

NicoFan
05-04-2005, 02:36 PM
I know poor Nico...but he's really fighting to come back and that's good. He's doing just fine. It takes time to come back...I figure by Dusseldorf and Rome, he should start to be getting back into form.

NicoFan
05-04-2005, 02:36 PM
Sorry...s/b Dusseldorf and the French...

Tricky_Forehand
05-04-2005, 05:33 PM
Nico :sad: :sad:

Nico & Gonzo are at 3 ALL in the 1st set

Vamos boys!!!

Tricky_Forehand
05-04-2005, 07:04 PM
Gonzo & Nico were serving for the match in the 2nd but now they are trying to get in a 2nd set TB

NicoFan
05-04-2005, 07:49 PM
Just broken in the 3rd - Novak and Tommy R. serving for the match :-(

NicoFan
05-04-2005, 07:57 PM
They lost...

:bigcry:

Fergie
05-04-2005, 08:03 PM
Why??? :sad: :sad: :sad:

Tricky_Forehand
05-04-2005, 09:05 PM
:sad: :sad:

Fergie..Did you have a hard time in deciding who to root for? Or did Nico & Gonzo cancel out Tommy :)

Fergie
05-04-2005, 09:17 PM
I hate when my fav players play against :sad:

This time I was cheering for Nico and Feña and I'm sad because they lost :sad: :sad: :sad:

Tricky_Forehand
05-04-2005, 09:49 PM
So was I. Nico & Gonzo have been one of my favorite teams ever since they basically paired up. Whenever they play, I'm usually rooting for them no matter what.