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He's getting there...Hamburg next stop!

NicoFan
05-04-2005, 07:59 PM
Buena suerte Nico in Hamburg!

You did so well in Rome to get your first win coming back! :D

Slow but sure...and be careful with your foot...

+alonso
05-06-2005, 01:54 AM
Hi again .. Sorry for didn't appear before... I was in the school things ...doing homeworks.. :lol:

Fergie
05-06-2005, 01:08 PM
Vamos Nico, I will be praying for a good draw here :)

NicoFan
05-06-2005, 04:35 PM
Hey Alonso - me too lots of papers. It stinks.

Yes, the baby needs a good draw...a very good easy draw :-)

+alonso
05-06-2005, 08:35 PM
:lol:

NicoFan
05-07-2005, 12:21 PM
This just s*cks. I'm so sick of my Nico getting bad draws.

:bigcry:

And poor Nico - he won't be able to start winning again until the summer. He can't be prepared for the French if he isn't getting court time, and he can't get court time with first round losses.

What a nightmare. This is just like 2003.

The Fena one isn't as bad as it looks - Moya has shoulder problems - its the Mayer 2nd round that makes me want to cry.

And yes, the "other" Fernando - that poor boy has worst luck in draws then Nico and Fena combined - and that's saying a lot.

This is the full draw in case people are interested.

(1) Roger Federer (SUI) vs. Fernando Verdasco (ESP)
David Ferrer (ESP) vs. Tomas Berdych (CZE)
Andre Pavel (ROM) vs. Gustavo Kuerten (BRA)
(WC) Alexander Waske (GER) vs. (14) Tommy Robredo (ESP)

(10) Guillermo Coria (ARG) vs. Vincent Spadea (USA)
Karol Beck (SVK) vs. Mikhail Youzhny (RUS)
Mario Ancic (CRO) vs. Florian Mayer (GER)
Fernando Gonzalez (CHI) vs. (7) Carlos Moya (ESP)

(3) Marat Safin (RUS) vs. Alberto Martin (ESP)
Jurgen Melzer (AUT) vs. Qualifier
Olivier Rochus (BEL) vs. Qualifier
Michael Llodra (FRA) vs. (15) Nikolay Davydenko (RUS)

(11) Joachim Johansson (SWE) vs. Sebastien Grosjean (FRA)
(WC) Phillip Kohlschreiber (GER) vs. Nicolas Kiefer (GER)
Filippo Volandri (ITA) vs. Qualifier
Feliciano Lopez (ESP) vs. (8) Andre Agassi

(5) Tim Henman (GBR) vs. (WC) Lars Burgsmuller (GER)
Greg Rusedski (GBR) vs. Phillip Petzschner (GER)
Juan Ignacio Chela (ARG) vs. Thomas Johansson (SWE)
Robin Soderling (SWE) vs. (9) David Nalbandian (ARG)

(13) Ivan Ljubicic (CRO) vs. Luis Horna (PER)
Qualifier vs. Qualifier
Max Mirnyi (BLR) vs. Albert Costa (ESP)
(4) Gaston Gaudio (ARG) vs. Qualifier

(6) Rafael Nadal (ESP) vs. Igor Andreev (RUS)
Jiri Novak (CZE) vs. Paradorn Srichaphan (THA)
Rainer Schuettler (GER) vs. Qualifier
Fabrice Santoro (FRA) vs. (12) Guillermo Canas (ARG)

(16) Radek Stepanek (CZE) vs. Cyril Saulnier (FRA)
Tommy Haas (GER) vs. Dominik Hrbaty (SVK)
Ivo Karlovic vs. Qualifier
Nicolas Massu (CHI) vs. (2) Andy Roddick (USA)

Fergie
05-07-2005, 12:43 PM
Nico has the worst luck of the world :shout: :sobbing:

+alonso
05-07-2005, 07:13 PM
well :rolleyes: Nico can do it !!!
Yeah we know it's a terrible draw but.. :sad: :cry:

Daniel
05-08-2005, 08:12 AM
Good luck!!!! :D

NicoFan
05-08-2005, 02:25 PM
Anyone out there from Chile that has heard any updates on Nico's physical problems. Last week he said that he still had some pain at times in his ankle - was wondering if its getting better.

Worried about the chico. :-(

A healthy Nico would beat Andy easily on clay. Not sure about him now unless he's feeling much better.

NicoFan
05-08-2005, 03:48 PM
EL NICO is playing tomorrow! Good luck NICO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Center
Matches Start At: 11:00 AM
Mario ANCIC (CRO) vs Florian MAYER (GER)
followed by
Philipp KOHLSCHREIBER (GER) vs Nicolas KIEFER (GER)
followed by
Roger FEDERER (SUI) vs Fernando VERDASCO (ESP)
followed by
Nicolas MASSU (CHI) vs Andy RODDICK (USA)
NOT BEFORE 19:30
Tim HENMAN (GBR) vs Lars BURGSMULLER (GER)

M1
Matches Start At:
11:00 AM
Greg RUSEDSKI (GBR) vs Philipp PETZSCHNER (GER)
followed by
Joachim JOHANSSON (SWE) vs Sebastien GROSJEAN (FRA)
followed by
Andrei PAVEL (ROM) vs Gustavo KUERTEN (BRA)
followed by
Alexander WASKE (GER) vs Tommy ROBREDO (ESP)

M2
Matches Start At: 11:00 AM
Juan Ignacio CHELA (ARG) vs Thomas JOHANSSON (SWE)
followed by
Richard GASQUET (FRA) vs Ivo KARLOVIC (CRO)
followed by
Ivan LJUBICIC (CRO) vs Luis HORNA (PER)
followed by
Jurgen MELZER (AUT) vs Juan Carlos FERRERO (ESP)

M3
Matches Start At: 12:30 PM
Gaston ETLIS (ARG)/Martin RODRIGUEZ (ARG) vs Jonathan ERLICH (ISR)/Andy RAM (ISR)
followed by
Mariano HOOD (ARG)/Julian KNOWLE (AUT) vs Cyril SUK (CZE)/Pavel VIZNER (CZE)

M4
Matches Start At: 11:00 AM
followed by
Karol BECK (SVK) vs Mikhail YOUZHNY (RUS)
followed by
Santiago VENTURA (ESP) vs Christophe ROCHUS (BEL)
followed by
Radek STEPANEK (CZE) vs Cyril SAULNIER (FRA)

+alonso
05-08-2005, 06:26 PM
nothing about nico :rolleyes:
all can i see is all you can see....................(do you understand.? .. i don't know if i have mistakes...)

deflori
05-08-2005, 09:40 PM
Vammos Nico,Roddick is hard,but nico can beat everyone on clay,tough draw for sure

+alonso
05-08-2005, 11:39 PM
I'm soooo nervious
:sad:

NicoFan
05-09-2005, 12:55 AM
Hey Alonso - thanks letting us know that there is not any additional information out there on how Nico feels.

I'm nervous too! :-(

Cobalt - yeah he's not in shape yet. What I'm hoping is that he's had a few days to work on the areas that are bothering him and he'll be fresh for Andy. And if he could just pressure Andy...or Andy's serve is off...there's hope.

But if he doesn't win, hey there's Dusseldorf. His mom and dad will be there and probably Stefano too - maybe it will be his break through place like it was last year.

Fergie
05-09-2005, 12:57 AM
I'm not nervous either ... If Nico plays good and without pain is fine for me, even if he loses :)

Of course I want that Nico wins but I don't have big expectations for this match ... Vamos Nico! :yeah:

+alonso
05-09-2005, 01:28 AM
is nervous :lol: ?
i think was nervIous :lol:
thank to all for the moral help :)

Tricky_Forehand
05-09-2005, 04:03 PM
Nico won the first set in a great TB :yeah:

But then his foot started to bother him again...played a bad game...and losing serve once is all it took, 4-6.

He had another injury timeout before the 3rd started...getting his ankle retaped.

He looks a bit tired so I'm worried...that combined with his foot giving him problems still :sad: :sad:

NicoFan
05-09-2005, 04:24 PM
I'm not posting...cuz I can't breath I'm so nervous

Up 4-1 a break in the 3rd!

VAMOS NICO - all you have to do is hold.

And he almost had a 2nd break too

Tricky_Forehand
05-09-2005, 04:58 PM
All he has to do is Hold?!?! :lol:

Easier said than done ;)

He seems to be having a real hard time closing out but he's not giving up...6-5*

This commentator (JB, I think) is really irritating me

15 ALL

Tricky_Forehand
05-09-2005, 05:02 PM
7-6(4) 4-6 7-5

:woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo:

Roddick tried a sneaky dropshot and it didn't work :lol:

Poor Nico is exhausted but he did it!!!!

:bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

I'm just a bit excited :D. Nearly 3 hours!!!!

DanEd
05-09-2005, 05:08 PM
He couldve won easier but that is the less important thing. this win is good for his confidence

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NicoFan
05-09-2005, 05:14 PM
I AM SO PROUD OF NICO!!!

WHAT A WIN!!!

I couldn't post hardly during the match - I was over my msn site for him but I was just holding my breathe - I was shaking I was soooo nervous for him.

LOVE YA BABY!!!

WHAT A WIN!!!!!!!

I have it recording on the VCR since I'm at work but shoot I have school tonight - I'll be watchign it at 11 tonight - I can't wait to watch it!

GOOD FOR YOU NICO!

+alonso
05-09-2005, 06:12 PM
Yeeeeeeeees ;D well done nico ^^ i'm sooo happy.....and proud of nico too :p

Uf ! :bounce:
Now Gasquet :devil:

Fergie
05-09-2005, 08:26 PM
Well done Nico, you make me happy today!!! :D

I'm so proud of Nico, good luck in the next round! :yeah:

+alonso
05-10-2005, 12:08 AM
Yes Now i'm scary .. Nico 0-2 :mad:
H2H
Buenos Aires 2004 (Qf)
Gasquet 6/3 4/6 7/5
Estoril 2004 (round 1)
Gasquet 0/6 7/6 7/6

Fergie
05-10-2005, 01:09 AM
Nico felt pain in his feet in the second set, it's the only thing that worries me for his match against Gasquet :sad:

+alonso
05-10-2005, 01:29 AM
Hang in there Alonso. He played well today. Wed is another day. And remember, it is only a game and as long as he plays well and feels good about his game that is all that matters. And of course he may just want revancha :devil: Did I do that right?

:)

+alonso
05-10-2005, 01:32 AM
Ohhh good news for me !
I'm going to start my english lessons :D the next week

Fergie
05-10-2005, 01:51 AM
I don't if someone realized, but Nico when serves does a strange movement with his left leg ... Maybe for the pain? :confused:

Tricky_Forehand
05-10-2005, 08:01 AM
Cakewalk? What match were those people watching? I don't like Roddick but even I have to admit that he wasn't making it easy on Nico. But, I always knew that Nico was the better of the two AND he's the better fighter.

I watched this match twice today and I can't imagine there being one better this week.

Vamos Nico!!!! :woohoo: :woohoo:

NicoFan
05-10-2005, 07:43 PM
Order of Play for tomorrow! Good luck Nico!

Believe it or not, the chicos didn't get to finish their doubles match today due to lack of light.

I thought lights were invented in the 1800s...

Center Court starting at 11:00 CEST
Gustavo KUERTEN (BRA) vs. Tommy ROBREDO (ESP)
followed by
Roger FEDERER (SUI) vs. Tomas BERDYCH (CZE)
followed by
Guillermo CORIA (ARG) vs. Mikhail YOUZHNY (RUS)
followed by
Sebastien GROSJEAN (FRA) vs. Nicolas KIEFER (GER)

Court M1 starting at 11:00 CEST
Tim HENMAN (GBR) vs. Greg RUSEDSKI (GBR)
followed by
Mario ANCIC (CRO) vs. Fernando GONZALEZ (CHI)
followed by
Richard GASQUET (FRA) vs. Nicolas MASSU (CHI)
followed by
Filippo VOLANDRI (ITA) vs. Feliciano LOPEZ (ESP)

Court M2 starting at 11:00 CEST
Juan Ignacio CHELA (ARG) vs. Robin SODERLING (SWE)
followed by
Ivan LJUBICIC (CRO) vs. Christophe ROCHUS (BEL)
followed by
Michael KOHLMANN (GER)/Rainer SCHUETTLER (GER) vs. Jiri NOVAK (CZE)/Tommy ROBREDO (ESP)

Court M3 starting at 11:00 CEST
Mark KNOWLES (BAH)/Daniel NESTOR (CAN) vs. Mariano HOOD (ARG)/Julian KNOWLE (AUT)
followed by
Leos FRIEDL (CZE)/Jaroslav LEVINSKY (CZE) vs. Jonas BJORKMAN (SWE)/Max MIRNYI (BLR)
followed by
Radek STEPANEK (CZE) vs. Dominik HRBATY (SVK)
followed by
Mario ANCIC (CRO)/Ivan LJUBICIC (CRO) vs. Wayne BLACK (ZIM)/Kevin ULLYETT (ZIM)

Court M4 starting at 11:00 CEST
Mariano PUERTA (ARG) vs. Nikolay DAVYDENKO (RUS)
followed by
Juan MONACO (ARG) vs. Jiri NOVAK (CZE)
followed by
Andreas SEPPI (ITA) vs. Guillermo CANAS (ARG)
followed by
Mahesh BHUPATHI (IND)/Todd WOODBRIDGE (AUS) vs. Gaston ETLIS (ARG)/Martin RODRIGUEZ (ARG)
followed by
Petr PALA (CZE)/Andrei PAVEL (ROM) vs. Fernando GONZALEZ (CHI)/Nicolas MASSU (CHI)

Fergie
05-10-2005, 07:45 PM
Vamos Nico, time to kick some french ass! :devil:

+alonso
05-11-2005, 12:28 AM
I'm nervous ! ! :lol:....well..i'm always nervous... but gasquet is a claycourt specialist
:tape: :unsure:


ah Cobalt.. I learned English at School :D

NicoFan
05-11-2005, 12:52 AM
Me too!

But he said after the match with Andy that win or lose, he knew he was getting good court time in.

And he seemed really calm and determined during the Andy match so hopefully he'll be the same in teh Gasquet match.

Conditions are bad there though in Hamburg - its cold and rain off and on today. Ditto for tomorrow. Nico will have to wear a long shirt until his regular shirt. The people look like they're freezing in the stands.

Hope he just plays well and hope his ankle is okay, but with that said, I want some revenge here for those two losses! Revenge! lol!!! I'm not a big fan of Gasquet so really hope that Nico can beat him.

BUENA SUERTE NICO!!!

KICK BUTT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Tricky_Forehand
05-11-2005, 03:53 PM
No Nico on TV and he lost to Gasquet in 3 :sad: :sad:

I think the final result was 2-6 6-2 2-6. I was only aboe to start following the SB at the end.

I wonder if he and Gonzo will still finish their Doubles. They were a set up and 2 ALL yesterday

Fergie
05-11-2005, 04:11 PM
Nico choked again :sad:

Nico played a perfect 1º set, very aggressive in his shots ... And start the 2º set with a break and this was all

And Nico finished angry with Gasquet :rolleyes:

Tricky_Forehand
05-11-2005, 04:26 PM
Knew I typed the score wrong :o

Thanks for the description, Fergie

NicoFan
05-11-2005, 05:07 PM
I'm just so sad that I really can't post anything...

Though I am curious too why he was angry with Gasquet at the end. GAsquet plays a lot of head games with his opponents - does it to Nico, watched him try to do it to Rafa also in MC. Really dislike the guy immensely. :mad:

*Ljubica*
05-11-2005, 05:27 PM
Hi guys - haven´t been here so much recently due to travels in Munich, Rome and Hamburg, but just wanted to say what a privelage it was to be in the stands to see Nico beating Roddick the other day. He played great and you should be proud of him. Sorry I was not at the Gasquet match today as I am going home tomorrow so I had lots of packing and other stuff to do, so I can´t give you a report on it. But if I hear anything I will let you know. Nico is fine though - his Mother and some of his family are here and he seems relaxed and happy over the past few weeks when I have seen him.

And believe you me - it IS freezing here in Hamburg :eek: I am from wet and chilly England so I´m generally used to the cold weather, but there is an icy wind here that we don´t get so much at home and I have been freezing since I got here last weekend.´

Bye for now.

NicoFan
05-11-2005, 05:45 PM
Rosie - thanks so much for that - makes me feel so much better - I've been really really worried about him with his ankle. Glad he's happy and relaxed - again, I feel a lot better after reading what you wrote.

And it did seem so cold there - watched the replay of the matches last night and everyone looked like they were freezing! Too bad - seems like a very nice tournmanet with a good turnout of fans.

And jealous of you - wish I could have gone to all the clay court tournaments!

NicoFan
05-11-2005, 06:01 PM
Well some good news in an otherwise terrible day for Fena and Nico.

The chicos won in doubles!

6-4, 4-6, 6-2!

Its good for Nico because he needs court time.

+alonso
05-11-2005, 06:06 PM
:sad: :sobbing:
nico played a very good 1° set !! :mad:
what's up !!!!

Fergie
05-11-2005, 08:39 PM
Thanks Fergie! Why does this happen to him? He has these mental breakdowns or maybe it is emotional. And was he mad at Gasquet or mad at himself?
Both things ... With himself because he can't run so fast (a lot of time Nico put his racket in his thighs) and with Gasquet for celebrate Nico's errors :rolleyes:

NicoFan
05-12-2005, 01:52 AM
Thanks for the updates Fergie - Nico shouldn't be getting upset with himself - he's doing so well coming back. Even the announcers were saying how hard it was hitting the ball for someone who has been out all this time. And he should look at Coria who was operated on after teh US Open and played in November of last year, and still he isn't 100%. And Guga. He should be very very very proud of himself. He's doing great! But I know that's hard for him (any player to do) - he probably wants so desperately to be back at 100%.

As for that awful man today - Nico s/b mad at him! Sounds like he behaved terribly. Cheering when Nico double faulted - that's poor sportsmanship.

I hope Nico never has to play him again...and if he does, I hope Nico kicks his butt!

Fergie
05-12-2005, 07:12 PM
(7)Arthurs/Hanley d Gonzalez/Massu 76(6) 64 :sad:

+alonso
05-13-2005, 12:40 AM
:sad:
bad news again !
Well.. :rolleyes:
Hope nico can recover his tennis !

Tricky_Forehand
05-13-2005, 07:54 AM
(7)Arthurs/Hanley d Gonzalez/Massu 76(6) 64 :sad:

That was a bummer to see when I got home from running errands. It would've been cool to see a Knowles/Nestor vs. Gonzo/Nico Final :D .

Dusseldorf next, right?

Vamos Chile!!!!