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Kicking A*s in Amersfoort!

NicoFan
07-10-2005, 06:13 PM
I just love what Nico said this past week - I am a fighter, and I am a winner!

Indeed! :worship:

Keep fighting Nico! :fiery:

Our Angelito is going to kick some a*s in Amersfoort!!! :angel:

Here's the entry list.

1 Puerta, Mariano ARG 11
2 Gonzalez, Fernando CHI 24
3 Massu, Nicolas CHI 28
4 Rochus, Christophe BEL 48
5 Horna, Luis PER 56
6 Hanescu, Victor ROM 59
7 Wessels, Peter NED 79
8 Behrend, Tomas GER 80
9 Hernandez, Oscar ESP 89
10 Tipsarevic, Janko SCG 96
11 Calatrava, Alex ESP 97
12 Minar, Ivo CZE 98
13 Calleri, Agustin ARG 99
14 Sluiter, Raemon NED 100
15 Vanek, Jiri CZE 107
16 Tabara, Michal CZE 109
17 Ventura, Santiago ESP 110
18 Serra, Florent FRA 112
19 Sanchez, David ESP 113
20 Vik, Robin CZE 117
21 Norman, Dick BEL 118
22 Ulihrach, Bohdan CZE 120
23 Bracciali, Daniele ITA 121
24 Vliegen, Kristof BEL 122
25 Aldi, Francesco ITA 124
26 (WC)
27 (WC)
28 (WC)
29 (Q)
30 (Q)
31 (Q)
32 (Q)

Alternates
1. Lapentti, Nicolas ECU 125
2. Ramirez Hidalgo, Ruben ESP 126
3. Sabau, Razvan ROM 127
4. Benneteau, Julien FRA 133
5. Simon, Gilles FRA 134
6. Vicente, Fernando ESP 135
7. Ryderstedt, Michael SWE 137
8. Bastl, George SUI 139
9. Mertinak, Michal SVK 140
10. van Scheppingen, Dennis NED 142
11. Brzezicki, Juan Pablo ARG 149
12. Armando, Hugo USA 150
13. Luczak, Peter AUS 151
14. Wang, Yeu-Tzuoo TPE 156
15. Chiudinelli, Marco SUI 157

+alonso
07-10-2005, 06:38 PM
Yup :angel: nico is a true fighter :angel:
Vamos Vamos :rocker2:
Hope he can reach the SF's again or why not the finals :D also hope he's ok and with no problem.. :angel:
Showtimeee :cool: :lol:

*Ljubica*
07-10-2005, 07:39 PM
Yes - buena suerte Nico :)

Fergie
07-10-2005, 09:11 PM
Vamos Nico!!! :D

I♥PsY@Mus!c
07-11-2005, 12:41 AM
Last week was my nightmare... http://www.clicksmilies.com/s0105/travesmilies/smilie_aengstl1.gif
Hope Nico will find his form soon. http://www.clicksmilies.com/s0105/musik/music-smiley-007.gifhttp://www.clicksmilies.com/s0105/musik/music-smiley-006.gif Good luck to him and Feña God. http://forum.ragezone.com/images/smilies/3dflagsdotcom_chile_2faws.gif

Fergie
07-11-2005, 01:17 AM
Good luck to him and Feña God. http://forum.ragezone.com/images/smilies/3dflagsdotcom_chile_2faws.gif
The smilie is great, you rock! ;)

A final between our boys would be fantastic :D

+alonso
07-11-2005, 03:50 AM
Can #2 and #3 seeds be in the same half of the draw :unsure:

NicoFan
07-11-2005, 12:57 PM
A final between our boys would be fantastic :D

NO!

lol!!!! :D

Yes, I think they can meet in the finals, but I don't want them to. Right now Nico isn't 100%, but it will still bum him out if he loses to Fernando. And last time, Fernando and Nico played in Vina in 2004, as much as I adore Fena, he didn't behave really well. :sad: Shouting the entire match, and then at the end when he won, pounding his chest. Nico doesn't need that now.

Fergie
07-11-2005, 01:33 PM
Yes, I think they can meet in the finals, but I don't want them to. Right now Nico isn't 100%, but it will still bum him out if he loses to Fernando. And last time, Fernando and Nico played in Vina in 2004, as much as I adore Fena, he didn't behave really well. :sad: Shouting the entire match, and then at the end when he won, pounding his chest. Nico doesn't need that now.
Well our Nico isn't a angel on court either ;) ... And I prefer that Nico lose with Feña because this means that will reach an important round in the tournament than with another player :)

Or better of course, I prefer that Nico take the title here :yeah:

NicoFan
07-11-2005, 02:01 PM
Well our Nico isn't a angel on court either ;) ... And I prefer that Nico lose with Feña because this means that will reach an important round in the tournament than with another player :)

Or better of course, I prefer that Nico take the title here :yeah:

No, despite my avatar, Nico is not an angelito. ;) Though to me he is...lol! :angel:

But its different when an amigo does it than when just another opponent does it.

And I do love Fena!!! :D Although during that match, the love disappeared momentarily. :devil:

And I would definitely prefer Nico take the title also! He desperately needs to have something good happen to him this year. Fena already has had a lot of success this year and can afford to lose.

Sparko1030
07-11-2005, 11:52 PM
Oh,oh...I'm staying out of this one! lol! :eek: I just want both chicos to play their best and hope both of them go far and if that means they meet in the final so be it. I'll be gone next week and perhaps that's a good thing!

Both have given me reason to be proud of them in their last tournaments and I hope both continue winning-I would love to see both in the top 15 by the end of the year.

Sparko1030
07-12-2005, 12:00 AM
Buene Suerta to you Nico in Amersfoort!!! :kiss:

NicoFan
07-12-2005, 12:05 AM
Oh,oh...I'm staying out of this one! lol! :eek: I just want both chicos to play their best and hope both of them go far and if that means they meet in the final so be it. I'll be gone next week and perhaps that's a good thing!

Both have given me reason to be proud of them in their last tournaments and I hope both continue winning-I would love to see both in the top 15 by the end of the year.

lol! I really like Fena too!

But this is Nico's board...it should be for rooting for Nico, not rooting for Fena over Nico.

And I'm worried about him - he's a hurting puppy now. :sad: I just want to see him winning again. Fena has won a lot this year - its Nico's turn - my angelito...lol! :angel:

+alonso
07-12-2005, 12:49 AM
Well i'm chilean so i'm not worried about the possible match :lol: i will enjoy it :yeah:

I♥PsY@Mus!c
07-12-2005, 12:51 AM
Fine,I delete that post.
But it's true I prefer Nico vs Gonzo in final because I like these two men the most in this tournament,that's my main reason,believe me, :) I know one of them has the better form right now though.It was my fault to be too frank to say that thing in this forum...but ok,I said I would also be glad if Nico wins that match.Vamos Nico. :rocker2:

NicoFan
07-12-2005, 01:12 AM
Fine,I delete that post.
But it's true I prefer Nico vs Gonzo in final because I like these two men the most in this tournament,that's my main reason,believe me, :) I know one of them has the better form right now though.It was my fault to be too frank to say that thing in this forum...but ok,I said I would also be glad if Nico wins that match.Vamos Nico. :rocker2:

Sorry RadicalGirl...just so worried about Nico that just wanted to have one place where he's #1.. ;)

And I'll delete out my post about Fena too.

I really do adore Fena though you probably couldn't tell from my post. I am proud of what he did in the Olympics. And he's worked so hard this year, he deserves all his success.

They're both friends we all have to be friends too! :)

Fergie
07-12-2005, 01:17 AM
Well i'm chilean so i'm not worried about the possible match :lol: i will enjoy it :yeah:
Ditto ... See our boys in the final is a great gift for us ;)

Vamos Nico! :yeah:

NicoFan
07-12-2005, 01:22 AM
Ditto ... See our boys in the final is a great gift for us ;)

Vamos Nico! :yeah:

Normally I would like it too - if Nico was 100%

My only point in all of this is that Nico isn't 100% - he was exhausted last week at the SFs and had to have a shot just to play.

And if he has to play Fena, and Fena beats him the way Gaston did, he's going to be totally bummed.

He's battling his confidence, and worry about his physical health - this isn't what he needs right now - the added pressure of playing his friend with all of Chile watching thinking its going to be this close battle.

But just my humble opinion, and I'll be the only one on the board that isn't thrilled if it does happen. ;)

Sparko1030
07-12-2005, 05:34 AM
Normally I would like it too - if Nico was 100%

My only point in all of this is that Nico isn't 100% - he was exhausted last week at the SFs and had to have a shot just to play.

And if he has to play Fena, and Fena beats him the way Gaston did, he's going to be totally bummed.

He's battling his confidence, and worry about his physical health - this isn't what he needs right now - the added pressure of playing his friend with all of Chile watching thinking its going to be this close battle.

But just my humble opinion, and I'll be the only one on the board that isn't thrilled if it does happen. ;)


You make a good point about Nico, Nicofan. There is a long way to go before that happens tho-anything could happen along the way to the finals almost 2 weeks away. I can't wish bad luck to either so just hope it all works out. :) It will be interesting to see what the draw is. There is always the #1 seed to contend with for one of them (Nico?) before the final. Not that either one couldn't beat him but just saying all this Nico vs Fena final isn't a done deal so to speak. I guess I'm just fatalistic about it-what happens happens and both will make the best of their chances. And no matter what happens I think Nico has really matured these last months and I think he can deal better with whatever comes. I have been really impressed with his recent interviews-he is a fighter with talent and heart and he's on his way back! And he has been flashing that sexy smile of his all over the place which is a good sign too! :hearts:

NicoFan
07-12-2005, 01:02 PM
And he has been flashing that sexy smile of his all over the place which is a good sign too! :hearts:

He certainly has! Its great! :D I love that smile... :angel:

Just ignore me...I worry about Nico, and never want anything bad ever to happen to him. And as much as I like other players too, Nico will always be #1, and bottom line for me is that I really only care what happens to him.

I♥PsY@Mus!c
07-12-2005, 01:32 PM
Sorry RadicalGirl...just so worried about Nico that just wanted to have one place where he's #1.. ;)

And I'll delete out my post about Fena too.

I really do adore Fena though you probably couldn't tell from my post. I am proud of what he did in the Olympics. And he's worked so hard this year, he deserves all his success.

They're both friends we all have to be friends too! :)

It shows that you're a dedicated Nico fan. http://forum.fireblue.org/images/smilies/new/Pack-250/punk.gif I still insist my stand but I shouldn't act too crazy to say anyone else too much in here.Anyway I am a Nico fan too, http://forum.fireblue.org/images/smilies/new/Pack-250/wink3.gif otherwise I don't come here and don't want him to go further in this tournament.And I really understand your feeling.Your post remind me of sthg,that we consider our certain player first, ;) not their whole countrymen.
I hate people talking Nadal in Tommy forum or cheering for Spain in his forum if G2 abandon him in DC.

NicoFan
07-12-2005, 03:12 PM
Your post remind me of sthg,that we consider our certain player first, ;) not their whole countrymen.
I hate people talking Nadal in Tommy forum or cheering for Spain in his forum if G2 abandon him in DC.


I do like Fena a lot - he's my second favorite...he's a little sweetie. :) I've followed him as much as I have Nico, even though Nico is my favorite over the two.

But sometimes like yesterday, I get tired of the comparisons. They are two different people, even though they are good friends and very close. And people always link them together which is nice in one way but not in another.

I was at the US Open last year, and everyone around me kept saying how muh like brothers they were and how much they even looked alike. I was like are you people blind? They are nothing alike - they don't look like one another, they have totally opposite personalities. lol!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! They are close friends which is very obvious when you see them in person so maybe that's why people think they are so much alike.

Nico right now is going through a down period, but Fena's been down too - I've watched both since 2002. Fena was up at that time, and Nico was down. But in mid-2003 through the end of 2004, it was Nico that was up, and Fena was down. Now in 2005, Fena is up, and Nico is down because of injuries.

I wish they were both doing well at the same time now and again! :)

SuperRevelation
07-12-2005, 04:43 PM
Good luck Nico!

+alonso
07-13-2005, 07:03 PM
How is nico physically? :confused:

hope he's fine :unsure:

NicoFan
07-13-2005, 07:41 PM
Haven't heard any update Alonso - was hoping there would be some news but nada - it appears that the Chilean online papers only care about Fena this week. :sad:

I really want Nico to win this...por favor, kick a*s Nico!!! :bounce:

And the atp has the wrong web address - here's the correct one:

http://www.prioritytelecomopen.nl

+alonso
07-13-2005, 09:23 PM
yes i realized thanks anyway ;)
I found it in google :lol:

Oh nooo :sad: i like feña but i prefer nico :rocker2:

NicoFan
07-14-2005, 03:13 AM
Oh nooo :sad: i like feña but i prefer nico :rocker2:

Me too!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :D

Fena's a sweetie, but Nico's the greatest! :rocker:

Hopefully there will be news tomorrow. Wish there was some news on a coach too. He's all alone out there - no familia, no entrenador, only that fitness trainer guy. :sad:

Fergie
07-14-2005, 04:26 AM
Hopefully there will be news tomorrow. Wish there was some news on a coach too. He's all alone out there - no familia, no entrenador, only that fitness trainer guy. :sad:
Seems like Nico will wait for Markus until the Us Open ;)

NicoFan
07-14-2005, 12:50 PM
Seems like Nico will wait for Markus until the Us Open ;)

I hope you're right! I really liked Gaby so much. And he'll take good care of our Nico. :) :) :)

Did you hear that on TV/radio or read it somewhere?

Fergie
07-14-2005, 02:45 PM
I hope you're right! I really liked Gaby so much. And he'll take good care of our Nico. :) :) :)

Did you hear that on TV/radio or read it somewhere?
I read it a time ago, where Nico was saying that he prefers wait for Gaby because they knew before that to work with Larry P or Franco D.

NicoFan
07-15-2005, 01:21 PM
Why is there no Nico news? I miss Nico... :sad:

Although Guille and Lleyton are keeping us entertained in the meantime. ;)

*Ljubica*
07-15-2005, 04:12 PM
Why is there no Nico news? I miss Nico... :sad:

Although Guille and Lleyton are keeping us entertained in the meantime. ;)

Hmmm - can't see anything "entertaining" in their unsporting and ridiculous antics :devil: My least favourite player against one I am not so keen on either ..........! I want Argentina to win the tie because David's in the Team and I know how happy it will make him - but there is no way I can cheer for "El Tramposo" :devil: Just glad it was on at 2.00am here and I was fast asleep.

NicoFan
07-15-2005, 04:25 PM
I must have a warped sense of humor, but I find the bad boy behavior amusing. Must be the NYer in me. :devil: Plus I can't stand Lleyton either so I get a kick out of more bad press for him.

And don't know why I like Guille - he's unpleasant oncourt, and is totally immature. Some things can never be explained. ;)

But your David (mine too cuz I really like David) will definitely save the day for Argentina (vamos Argentina!!). :worship: He'll win today and then beat the crap out of Lleyton...of course on court. ;)

*Ljubica*
07-15-2005, 04:48 PM
I must have a warped sense of humor, but I find the bad boy behavior amusing. Must be the NYer in me. :devil: Plus I can't stand Lleyton either so I get a kick out of more bad press for him.

And don't know why I like Guille - he's unpleasant oncourt, and is totally immature. Some things can never be explained. ;)

But your David (mine too cuz I really like David) will definitely save the day for Argentina (vamos Argentina!!). :worship: He'll win today and then beat the crap out of Lleyton...of course on court. ;)

Wish I had your confidence!

As for having a warped sense opf humour.........LOL!! Personally I don't really like the "bad boys" - perhaps it's the reserved, reticent English part of me :) Even when my David behaves badly I get really angry and don't forgive him :devil:

NicoFan
07-15-2005, 05:30 PM
Even when my David behaves badly I get really angry and don't forgive him :devil:

Oh poor David... :sad:

I have gotten angry at times too but its rare. Like I was very mad at Nico during his match with Sargsian at the US Open last year and he behaved so terrible - thought he should have apologize to Sarge. And got mad at Fena during Vina 2004 when he played Nico and behaved poorly.

But I forgave them..lol! The next day when I saw Nico's cute little face... ;) ... I said nope I can't possibly be mad at my angelito. :angel: Ditto Fena though took a couple weeks.

*Ljubica*
07-15-2005, 06:11 PM
Oh poor David... :sad:

I have gotten angry at times too but its rare. Like I was very mad at Nico during his match with Sargsian at the US Open last year and he behaved so terrible - thought he should have apologize to Sarge. And got mad at Fena during Vina 2004 when he played Nico and behaved poorly.

But I forgave them..lol! The next day when I saw Nico's cute little face... ;) ... I said nope I can't possibly be mad at my angelito. :angel: Ditto Fena though took a couple weeks.

I think David will cope with it :devil: He's getting better as he gets older anyway - suppose it's just a case of him growing up and getting more mature, plus when his Father died it really changed him because I guess it made him realise how unimportant a tennis match is in the great scheme of things. Still has his moments though :devil:

NicoFan
07-15-2005, 08:12 PM
Here's a big buena suerte for Nico for a great draw tomorrow! No Puerta until the SFs or Fena until the finals! :fiery:

http://members.home.nl/gvanbienen/cheering.gifhttp://members.home.nl/gvanbienen/cheering.gifhttp://members.home.nl/gvanbienen/cheering.gifhttp://members.home.nl/gvanbienen/cheering.gifhttp://members.home.nl/gvanbienen/cheering.gif
¡VAMOS NICO!

I love these cheerleaders - ripped them off from Lady Carlita on Fer's thread but I doubt she'll mind.

Fergie
07-16-2005, 01:49 AM
Nice cheerleaders :lol: ... Vamos Nico!!! :bounce:

GonzoFan
07-16-2005, 02:10 AM
Hopefully there will be news tomorrow. Wish there was some news on a coach too. He's all alone out there - no familia, no entrenador, only that fitness trainer guy. :sad:

This article is from El Mercurio (INTERNET TRANSLATION)

The Meeting is in New York

The verbal agreement between Nicolas Massú and the Argentine coach Gabriel Markus already is. The viñamarino has maintained permanent contact with the "German" since Rodriguez broke contact itself with , and if they have now not seated to confirm his new entailment is, simply, by the temporary commitment that the trasandino assumed with the American Vincent Spadea.

As it is known, the Olympic champion and his father, Manuel, handled like second option to the Brazilian Larry Passos, but that alternative is almost discarded.

"We handled other options, is truth, but if as much Gabriel as Nicolas wants to work together, no longer is worth the trouble to give many returns to the subject", commented yesterday the father of the national player.

The also representing of two number Chilean added that in the U.S. Open they will seat to settle the subject.

"Gabriel finishes then his relation with Spadea and is free. We will hope until then speaking more in depth, although Nico has talked permanently with him ", added Manuel Massú.

The tennis player was training until yesterday in Madrid - where it is easier to obtain sparrings of quality and course to Holland traveled yesterday, where it will dispute from the next Monday the ATP of Amersfoort.

There Fernando González will be united to him, who yesterday concluded his training with Horacio de la Peña in Santiago.

Number one of Chile finally chose to return to the circuit before post Wimbledon finishes to the season of clay, and confirmed that it will as much do dupla with Massú in Amersfoort as in Kitzbühel.

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They will be playing doubles :woohoo:

Fergie
07-16-2005, 02:14 AM
They will be playing doubles :woohoo:
They are looking for a place in the Master, good luck boys! :yeah:

NicoFan
07-16-2005, 02:38 AM
Thanks GonzoFan!

I always look at terra, latercera or Radio Cooperativa, and they didn't have anything on this. I'll have to add El Mercutio to my list. :-)

That's great news...although I'll feel better when its a done deal.

NicoFan
07-16-2005, 07:07 PM
Here's the draw...excellent!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :)

Fena in the SFs...love Fena but here - kick a*s NICO!!! No mercy, and a little revenge here for Vina 2004!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :devil:

:boxing:

MAIN DRAW

(1) PUERTA, Mariano ARG v TIPSAREVIC, Janko SCG
Qualifier v ALDI, Francesco ITA
MINAR, Ivo CZE v SERRA, Florent FRA
VENTURA, Santiago ESP v (7) HERNANDEZ, Oscar ESP

(4) ROCHUS, Christophe BEL v TABARA, Michal CZE
(WC) VAN GEMERDEN, Melle NED v (WC) VAN SCHEPPINGEN, Dennis NED
Qualifier v CALLERI, Agustin ARG
(WC) KORTELING, Steven NED v (6) HANESCU, Victor ROM

(8) BEHREND, Tomas GER v SANCHEZ, David ESP
WESSELS, Peter NED v CALATRAVA, Alex ESP
NORMAN, Dick BEL v VANEK, Jiri CZE
Qualifier v (3) MASSU, Nicolas CHI

(5) HORNA, Luis PER v SLUITER, Raemon NED
Qualifier v BRACCIALI, Daniele ITA
LAPENTTI, Nicolas ECU v VIK, Robin CZE
VLIEGEN, Kristof BEL v (2) GONZALEZ, Fernando CHI

I♥PsY@Mus!c
07-16-2005, 07:55 PM
Not my ideal draw, :) but vamos Nico in both single and doubles! http://www.les-smileys.com/smiley/Smiley/Musique/0051.gif (http://www.les-smileys.com)http://www.les-smileys.com/smiley/Smiley/Musique/0054.gif (http://www.les-smileys.com)http://www.les-smileys.com/smiley/Smiley/Musique/0018.gif (http://www.les-smileys.com)

NicoFan
07-16-2005, 08:06 PM
Yeah, I'm sad that Fena and Nico will meet in the SFs - was hoping that it wouldn't be until the finals. I hate the idea of rooting against Fena - I've only rooted against him when he played Nico in Vina 2004.

And Fena will probably win because Nico still isn't 100% - he was exhausted at the end of the week and Gstaad, so it will be very hard for him. Oh well, even if he loses in the SFs to Fena, he will have defended his points from last year.

Also don't like Fena's draw in that he plays Nico L. in the 2nd round. Nico L. is also a cutiepie - hate rooting again him, but obviously will root for Fena.

NicoFan
07-17-2005, 01:34 PM
Here's teh doubles draw - the boys are seeded #1!!!

Buena suerte!

Gonzalez/Massu (1) vs. Sluiter/Wassen
Rochus/Vanhoudt vs. Lapentti/Lopez-Moron

Bachelot/Bennetau (3) vs. Hernandez/Ventura
Bracciali/Galimberti vs. Hanescu/Trifu

Arnold/Puerta vs. Artoni/Lindstedt
Haase/Sijsling (WC) vs. Garcia/Horna (4)

Skoch/Vanek vs. van Gemerden/van Scheppingen (WC)
Behrend/Cibulec vs. Fyrstenberg/Matkowski (2)

GonzoFan
07-17-2005, 09:22 PM
the boys are seeded #1!!!

:bounce: VAMOS FEÑA/NICO !!!!!!!!!!! :bounce:

I♥PsY@Mus!c
07-18-2005, 01:04 AM
They will win it soon. http://yelims1.free.fr/Anges/Ange05.gif
Go Nico/Gonzo! http://yelims4.free.fr/MDR/MDR59.gif

Fergie
07-18-2005, 02:09 AM
Good luck Nico in singles and doubles! :yeah:

Sparko1030
07-18-2005, 05:31 AM
Buena Suerte Nico at Amersfoort!!! :hatoff: I know you can do well there!

And Vamos to Nico and Fena in the doubles too! :wavey:

NicoFan
07-18-2005, 01:16 PM
I don't know how Nico dropped when there were no tournaments this past week but he dropped to number 31.

This makes it more imperative for him to win here in Amersfoort and get further this year - finals would be nice or win the tournament. Now I'm more disgusted that he's meeting Fena in the SFs - but the good news is that Fena has to transition from grass to clay, and he hasn't played since Wimbledon so even though Nico doesn't feel 100%, he's got to get so psyched for that match and just do it no matter how tired he feels. :fiery: Can't afford to lose that match! Cuz Puerta will be tired too after playing DC and jet lag. Perfect opportunity.

Vamos NICO!!! No mercy, who cares about friendship with points on the line ;) , and kick a*s in Amersfoort!!! :armed: Dig deep here NICO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

NicoFan
07-18-2005, 01:18 PM
And now I wish he wasn't playing doubles.

It will be too exhausting for him to do both. Singles are far more important at this point. Preparing for DC has to take a back seat.

If I only talk to him for 5 minutes ;) , I'd tell him to dump the doubles!!!!!

NicoFan
07-18-2005, 04:26 PM
Well can't count on Fena's transitioning over from grass to clay since he kicked his first round opponent's butt. ;)

You can do this though Nico no matter well Fena is playing! Fight fight fight!!!!!!!!!!! :boxing:

I♥PsY@Mus!c
07-18-2005, 06:32 PM
And now I wish he wasn't playing doubles.

It will be too exhausting for him to do both. Singles are far more important at this point. Preparing for DC has to take a back seat.

If I only talk to him for 5 minutes ;) , I'd tell him to dump the doubles!!!!!


Actually I agree with you. :) Nico was a bit injured,no?And he is not in form right now,maybe he wants to find his form by real matches.But if he is exhausted,he can retire the doubles,I don't mind that much.What I think is ATP single match is much more important than DC and doubles and everything for they players. http://www.mysmilie.de/english/green/smilies/cool/img/004.gif

NicoFan
07-18-2005, 07:10 PM
Here's the OOP for Tuesday.

Buena suerte Nico!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

VAMOS!!!!!!!!!!

Centercourt - aanvan om 12:00
Melle van Gemerden (NL) tegen Dennis van Scheppingen (NL)
Nicolas Thomann (FR) tegen Nicolas Massu (CH)
Luis Horna (PE) tegen Raemon Sluiter (NL)
Steven Korteling (NL) tegen Victor Hanescu (RO)

Baan 1- aanvang vanaf 12:00
Juan Antonio Marin (CR) tegen Francesco Aldi (IT)
Julien Benneteau (FR) tegen Agustin Calleri (AR)

Baan 2 - aanvang vanaf 12:00
Sergio Roitman (AR) tegen Alex Calatrava (SP)
Radim Zitko (CZ) tegen Daniele Bracciali (IT)
Ivo Minar (CZ) tegen Florent Serra (FR)

NicoFan
07-18-2005, 07:23 PM
Here's an article from latercera.cl:

The French tennis player Nicolas Thomann (311ª) will be the first challenge for Nicolas Massú, at first of his participation in the tournament of Amestfoort in Holland.

The match among both was planned in the second match of the Court Central of the Sporting Club Bokkeduinen, near the 07:30 hours of Chile.

If the viñamarino wins, in the next phase would be able to face al victorious of the match that will maintain the Belgian D. Norman before the Czech J. Vanek.

Fergie
07-19-2005, 04:58 AM
Vamos Nico, win in 2 sets!!! :bounce:

*Ljubica*
07-19-2005, 12:01 PM
Congrats Nico :)

NicoFan
07-19-2005, 12:50 PM
Match is about to begin...

NicoFan
07-19-2005, 01:46 PM
Nico won the first set 6-4!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

:banana:

Vamos Nico - make this set a tad easy - the guy is ranked 311 after all. ;)

NicoFan
07-19-2005, 02:34 PM
NICO WON 6-4, 6-2!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

:banana:

The first set was a lot closer than I hoped, but he got it together in the 2nd and kicked butt!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

:woohoo:

Fergie
07-19-2005, 02:46 PM
Well done Nico :bounce:

NicoFan
07-19-2005, 04:34 PM
Article from Radio Coopertiva about the match:

More difficulties than expected gave the French Nicolas Thomann to the viñamarino, who finally was imposed for 6-4 and 6-2.


Nicolas Massú (31º) surpassed a complicated match before the little accustomed French Nicolas Thomann (311º) to advance to the second round of the tournament of Amersfoort, Holland.


The scoreboard of 6-4 and 6-2 does not reflect the problems that had the number two national to be imposed al French and to obtain the right to face al Czech Jiri Vanek (81º) in the following phase, where also is installed Fernando González (21º).


A simple procedure was expected for Massú, therefore Thomann is a player of scarce filming in championships of greater category, usual to challengers and future, and that entered al main picture since the classifications.


But the past history went quickly to the trash, because the European was maintained hit al viñamarino in the account since the principle.


Massú had favorable moments to approach a break, but also almost yields its service in the ninth one game. But it saved it and that seemed to be an incentive for at last break in the tenth play and to be carried the initial sleeve for 6-4.


The disadvantage not amilanó to Thomann that surprised al Chilean after breaking him in the first game of the second set.


But Massú returned the breaking immediately and repeated the formula in the fourth one game to take the control of the encounter.


Of there for ahead all was easier for the national one that even obtained a third break in the eighth play, that permitted him to close the commitment with a 6-2.


Now Massú will have in front to Vanek, that Monday defeated Belgian Dick Norman (101º), for 6-7 (5), 6-2 and 6-3.


The match will be played probably this Wednesday.


In the same day should also debut the Chileans in doubles, in match with the double localities of Raemon Sluiter (133º) and Rogier Wassen (702º).

NicoFan
07-19-2005, 11:08 PM
Nico plays twice tomorrow...buena suerte NICO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Fight fight fight! :boxing:

Centre Court:
Play starts at 12:00 Noon

Mariano Puerta ARG v. Janko Tipsarevic SCG
Jiri Vanek CZE v. Nicolas Massu CHI
Christophe Rochus BEL v. Melle van Gemerden NED
Fernando Gonzalez CHI & Nicolas Massu CHI v. Raemon Sluiter NED & Rogier Wassen NED

Court 1:
Play starts at 3:30 PM

Lucas Arnold ARG & Mariano Puerta ARG v. Enzo Artoni ITA & Robert Lindstedt SWE
Daniele Bracciali ITA & Giorgio Galimberti ITA v. Victor Hanescu ROM & Gabriel Trifu ROM

Court 2:
Play starts at 1:30 PM

Agustin Calleri ARG v. Victor Hanescu ROM
David Sanchez ESP v. Alex Calatrava ESP
Jean-François Bachelot FRA & Julien Benneteau FRA v. Agustin Calleri ARG & Sergio Roitman ARG

I♥PsY@Mus!c
07-20-2005, 12:50 AM
Go on Nico,you can win two matches. :boxing: But I hope he won't be too tired. :)

NicoFan
07-20-2005, 01:20 AM
Go on Nico,you can win two matches. :boxing: But I hope he won't be too tired. :)

I know, I hope he's not too tired either. :sad: Poor bug..

Isn't this is weirdest run tournament? Fena plays Monday in singles and doesn't play until Thursday. And then Nico plays today and again tomorrow. :confused:

Fergie
07-20-2005, 01:37 AM
Isn't this is weirdest run tournament? Fena plays Monday in singles and doesn't play until Thursday. And then Nico plays today and again tomorrow. :confused:
I agree :rolleyes:

I hope our Nico be ok for both matches ... Vamos!!! :bounce:

I♥PsY@Mus!c
07-20-2005, 02:19 AM
I know, I hope he's not too tired either. :sad: Poor bug..

Isn't this is weirdest run tournament? Fena plays Monday in singles and doesn't play until Thursday. And then Nico plays today and again tomorrow. :confused:

Hope they will finish the match very quickly. :rocker: My prediction: 6-1 6-1 :lol:

Yep,I don't know how can they mess up the schedule like that? :fiery: Do they confused with their names? :o

GonzoFan
07-20-2005, 03:35 AM
Maybe they forgot Feña :bigcry:
:lol:

NicoFan
07-20-2005, 02:28 PM
NICO WON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 6-4, 7-5!!!

And a huge GRACIAS to GonzoFan for calling the score - don't know what we would have done without her!!!

:bounce: :bounce:

I'm soooooo happy. Way to kick a*s NICO!!!

Now the search for pictures begins...

NicoFan
07-20-2005, 02:29 PM
Maybe they forgot Feña :bigcry:
:lol:

They could never forget our Fena!! :)

He's too sweet to forget.

Also he's kind of big...a little hard to overlook. ;)

GonzoFan
07-20-2005, 02:54 PM
Also he's kind of big...a little hard to overlook. ;)

:lol:

I♥PsY@Mus!c
07-20-2005, 02:56 PM
Congrats Nico! :smooch::woohoo::rocker2:

GonzoFan
07-20-2005, 02:57 PM
Congrats Nico!!!!! :D

NicoFan - You're welcome ;)

+alonso
07-20-2005, 04:48 PM
I feel soo happy...... nico won sooo good.. :D
Hope you're ok like nico :lol:

WOHOO!!

Ps: i was not here .. holidays time :cool:

SuperRevelation
07-20-2005, 06:08 PM
Way to go Nico :D

NicoFan
07-20-2005, 07:39 PM
In under one hour, the chicos defeated Sluiter/Wassen 6-1, 6-2!!!

:woohoo:

NicoFan
07-20-2005, 10:38 PM
Here's the OOP for Thursday - good luck to the boys!!!!!!!!!!!

Centre

Matches Start At:

12:00 NOON

Mariano PUERTA (ARG) vs Juan Antonio MARIN (CRC)

followed by

Robin VIK (CZE) vs Fernando GONZALEZ (CHI)

followed by

Raemon SLUITER (NED) vs Daniele BRACCIALI (ITA)

followed by

Fernando GONZALEZ (CHI) Nicolas MASSU (CHI)
vs
Nicolas LAPENTTI (ECU) Alex LOPEZ MORON (ESP)

GonzoFan
07-20-2005, 11:25 PM
Good Luck Feña and Nico in their doubles match!!!! :D and also GOOD LUCK FEÑA!!

Fergie
07-21-2005, 01:46 AM
Well done Nico!!! :worship:

And ggod luck tomorrow in doubles!!! :bounce:

SuperRevelation
07-21-2005, 04:43 PM
Good luck in doubles Gonzo and Nico! :D

NicoFan
07-21-2005, 07:02 PM
They didn't get in the boys doubles match today. I don't know German but I think one of these must mean "to be determined": Nog te bepalen, Na voldoende rust ;)

Singles:

Center Court - aanvang 12:00
David Sanchez (ES) tegen Nicolas Massu (CL)
Daniele Bracciali (IT) tegen Fernando Gonzalez (CL)
Melle van Gemerden (NL) tegen Agustin Calleri (AR)
Mariano Puerta (AR) tegen Ivo Minar (CZ)


Doubles:

Court 1- aanvang 12:00
Martin Garcia (AR) / Luis Horna (PE) tegen David Skoch / Jiri Vanek (CZ)

Nog te bepalen
Na voldoende rust
Fernando Gonzalez / Nicolas Massu (CL) tegen Nicolas Lapentti (EC) / Alex Lopez Moron (ES)
Jean-Francois Bachelot / Julien Benneteau (FR) tegen Daniele Bracciali / Giorgio Galimberti (IT)

*Ljubica*
07-21-2005, 08:42 PM
It means "matches still to be scheduled after a sufficient rest period" - hope that helps.

NicoFan
07-21-2005, 10:56 PM
It means "matches still to be scheduled after a sufficient rest period" - hope that helps.

Gracias Rosie!!! :)

All these talented people fluent in other languages! :)

Fergie
07-22-2005, 02:29 AM
Vamos Nico!!! :bounce:

+alonso
07-22-2005, 03:56 AM
Hehehe
Vamos Nico
I wanted to post some results but yes.. cancelled due to rain ;)

NicoFan
07-22-2005, 01:56 PM
Nico lost 3-6, 6-4, 3-6.

Poor Nico. :bigcry:

Love you NICO!!! :hug: :hug: :hug:

He's got to do something here.

He can't keep losing or he's going to be in such a hole ranking wise. This is the one tournament that I thought he didn't have to worry about losing ground on points, and he just got a hit points wise.

Next week he'll really lose ground in Kitzbuhel.

What a nightmare.

Fergie
07-22-2005, 02:26 PM
I can't believe that Nico loses with a player like Sanchez! :o

I'm sad! :sad:

NicoFan
07-22-2005, 02:35 PM
I can't believe that Nico loses with a player like Sanchez! :o

I'm sad! :sad:

That's what makes these losses so hard. Sanchez is not a good player, Nico should have been able to win this match in his sleep.

He's got to do something. Hire an interium coach until Gaby comes on, something.

Because obviously he can't do it on his own.

Poor Nico - except for the Olympics, bad things happen to him all the time.

Love you sweetie!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :hug:

I♥PsY@Mus!c
07-22-2005, 03:20 PM
I can't believe that Nico loses with a player like Sanchez! :o

I'm sad! :sad:

Me too,but next time he will win. :)

Good luck in the doubles! :D

*Ljubica*
07-22-2005, 03:47 PM
Nico lost 3-6, 6-4, 3-6.

Poor Nico. :bigcry:

Love you NICO!!! :hug: :hug: :hug:

He's got to do something here.

He can't keep losing or he's going to be in such a hole ranking wise. This is the one tournament that I thought he didn't have to worry about losing ground on points, and he just got a hit points wise.

Next week he'll really lose ground in Kitzbuhel.

What a nightmare.

Please don't worry about points and rankings - they will come back in time - trust me :) I know this from David's situation last year when he missed half the season through injury. When people are coming back from a long injury/illness they do have weird results like this - they win one and then they lose one, often losing to people you would not expect to beat them. It's just a case of finding their match fitness, their concentration and their focus again after such a long layoff, and generally that is something they have to do for themselves - a coach can't really help them because it's almost a "growing up" process or perhaps like a rehabilitation from an accident or illness - they have to do it on their own to "find themselves" again - and all fans can do is just support them through it and try not to get too sad when things go wrong.

+alonso
07-22-2005, 04:35 PM
It's unavoidable rosie :sobbing: i feel so bad.. poor nico .. could not win this match.. and yes, sanchez is a nightmare like gasquet..
2003 Vina del Mar, Clay, F Clay Sanchez d Rios 1 6 6 3 6 3 :mad:
2003 Bucharest, Clay, F Clay Sanchez d Massu 6 2 6 2 :mad:

I was watching feña macth and then i listened .. there's no chilean Semifinal ..... and i like WHAT!!!
I felt awful :o poor nico.. less 190 pts ..
well i want to see him back in kitzbuehel :rocker2:

*Ljubica*
07-22-2005, 04:38 PM
It's unavoidable rosie :sobbing: i feel so bad.. poor nico .. could not win this match.. and yes, sanchez is a nightmare like gasquet..
2003 Vina del Mar, Clay, F Clay Sanchez d Rios 1 6 6 3 6 3 :mad:
2003 Bucharest, Clay, F Clay Sanchez d Massu 6 2 6 2 :mad:

I was watching feña macth and then i listened .. there's no chilean Semifinal ..... and i like WHAT!!!
I felt awful :o poor nico.. less 190 pts ..
well i want to see him back in kitzbuehel :rocker2:


:hug:

NicoFan
07-22-2005, 04:39 PM
Please don't worry about points and rankings - they will come back in time - trust me :) I know this from David's situation last year when he missed half the season through injury. When people are coming back from a long injury/illness they do have weird results like this - they win one and then they lose one, often losing to people you would not expect to beat them. It's just a case of finding their match fitness, their concentration and their focus again after such a long layoff, and generally that is something they have to do for themselves - a coach can't really help them because it's almost a "growing up" process or perhaps like a rehabilitation from an accident or illness - they have to do it on their own to "find themselves" again - and all fans can do is just support them through it and try not to get too sad when things go wrong.

After the initial shock has worn off, I've come to the same conclusion - I had just finished writing a post for the msn board for Nico.

I have to stop worrying about the points and rankings. He has to keep doing what he is doing - fighting hard, working hard, and trying to get his head together regarding the old injuries - like you said, he needs to find himself.

Eventuallly he will start playing and feeling like his old self, and we'll just support him as he fights his way back up the rankings ladder.

I've been through worse with Nico - in the beginning of 2003 coming back from an injury, he lost in the first round for two straight months. Talk about a nightmare.

Stuck with him then - will stick with him now - of course, cuz he's my angelito! lol!!!!!!!!!! :angel:

+alonso
07-22-2005, 04:52 PM
well i feel bad cuz i think nico is frustrated .. and he see he can't do anything than train all day for getting better but he CAN'T .. that's make me sad..
i'm not worried about feña.. is his moment you know.. getting good results..... and a lot of CONFIDENCE...instead .. nico doesn't have it :sobbing:

NicoFan
07-22-2005, 05:03 PM
well i feel bad cuz i think nico is frustrated .. and he see he can't do anything than train all day for getting better but he CAN'T .. that's make me sad..
i'm not worried about feña.. is his moment you know.. getting good results..... and a lot of CONFIDENCE...instead .. nico doesn't have it :sobbing:

Me too Alonso - I know that he's suffering out there. And he's all by himself. :sad: No coach. No one from his family I don't think is there with him. Just that fitness trainer (who s*cks because obviously Nico's not in shape).

I don't want to think about points anymore - just want him to feel better.

But - last question about points before I move on and never mention them again - just want to prepare myself here for the worse. ;)

He's got 1165 points now. You said he'll lose 190 points here, looking at the entry list for Kitzbuhel he'll never win the title again so there's 250 points, and he's never won a match in Cincy so safe to say he'll lose all of his 400 Olympics points. That will bring him down to about 400+ in total points. Which means he'll be around 100 in rankings just before the US Open. Is that right?

He's just got to hope he has a good Fall - he didn't do much last fall except a couple of tournaments so he can pick up points then.

And then he has to work so hard during the offseason. No more partying, doing the TV thing during the offseason. He has to do like Fena did this past year which has paid off.

Speaking of Fena, I'm not worried about him either. After doing so poorly in 2004, he's just fine now.

+alonso
07-22-2005, 05:15 PM
Oh yes :sad: sooo sad..
look if nico loses the olympics now.. he'll be #65 :unsure: soo baad.. and he has to defend another results.. so yes.. nico can fall a loot.. #80 maybe .
hope these scenary wont be worse........

NicoFan
07-22-2005, 06:12 PM
The chicos won doubles 6-4, 6-4!!!

Whoo hoo!

At least something good happened to poor Nico today.

Fergie
07-22-2005, 06:24 PM
Well done boys!!! :bounce:

Right now I don't care Nico's ranking, I just want that he plays without a pain ... The good results will come soon :)

NicoFan
07-22-2005, 07:19 PM
Right now I don't care Nico's ranking, I just want that he plays without a pain ... The good results will come soon :)

I'm trying not to care about his ranking - I don't care for me, but for him, I know he's bumming so I worry about it.

And yes about playing without pain!

I'm so worried that he might have to have operation or something. He said something a couple tournaments ago about what a doctor told him about his ankle. And I even had someone who is spanish read it, and they couldn't tell whether what he meant was that he should try and do the best he can with the ankle the way it is without having surgery (which could mean that he might have to have surgery eventually), or whether he meant that the doctors said just do the best he could to play and not damage it further until it heals completely. I'll try to find the real quote, but even she couldn't tell which one he meant - she said it was vague the way he put it.

Alonso - I still feel like crying. Poor Nico... :sad: :sad: :sad: I really dislike David Sanchez - I hope Fena CRUSHES him tomorrow.

+alonso
07-22-2005, 08:24 PM
Me too :hug: :fiery: Sanchez :ras:

RogiFan88
07-23-2005, 02:32 AM
Vamos, Fena, beat Sanchez [who's probably the least hot Spaniard], then win the title!!!

Sparko1030
07-23-2005, 07:01 AM
Please don't worry about points and rankings - they will come back in time - trust me :) I know this from David's situation last year when he missed half the season through injury. When people are coming back from a long injury/illness they do have weird results like this - they win one and then they lose one, often losing to people you would not expect to beat them. It's just a case of finding their match fitness, their concentration and their focus again after such a long layoff, and generally that is something they have to do for themselves - a coach can't really help them because it's almost a "growing up" process or perhaps like a rehabilitation from an accident or illness - they have to do it on their own to "find themselves" again - and all fans can do is just support them through it and try not to get too sad when things go wrong.

Thanks for your words of wisdom Rosie. I'm so sorry Nico lost-really thought he's make it to the semi's. I realize I'm probably annoyingly optimistic but even though the points aren't there he did make it to a quarterfinal so it wasn't a total bust. For myself, if it wasn't for the points situtation, I'd think he's doing well for someone still coming back from an injury. The point situation certainly sucks and it puts a lot of pressure on him I'm sure I'm just trying to see some sunshine here. :)

*Ljubica*
07-23-2005, 12:21 PM
Thanks for your words of wisdom Rosie. I'm so sorry Nico lost-really thought he's make it to the semi's. I realize I'm probably annoyingly optimistic but even though the points aren't there he did make it to a quarterfinal so it wasn't a total bust. For myself, if it wasn't for the points situtation, I'd think he's doing well for someone still coming back from an injury. The point situation certainly sucks and it puts a lot of pressure on him I'm sure I'm just trying to see some sunshine here. :)

I agree :hug:

+alonso
07-23-2005, 04:23 PM
Thanks for your words of wisdom Rosie. I'm so sorry Nico lost-really thought he's make it to the semi's. I realize I'm probably annoyingly optimistic but even though the points aren't there he did make it to a quarterfinal so it wasn't a total bust. For myself, if it wasn't for the points situtation, I'd think he's doing well for someone still coming back from an injury. The point situation certainly sucks and it puts a lot of pressure on him I'm sure I'm just trying to see some sunshine here. :)



Oh sure you're right ;) sometimes ppl get frustrated (like me :lol:) but we have to wait ;) :unsure: hope soo :)

+alonso
07-23-2005, 04:24 PM
Chicos Won!!! they're in the final (doubles)
:woohoo:
Saturday, July 23, 2005

Doubles – Semifinal
(1)Gonzalez/Massu d (3)Bachelot/Benneteau 64 63

Sparko1030
07-23-2005, 07:10 PM
:banana: Way to go Nico and Fena!!! :banana: Buena Suerte in the final tomorrow!!!

GonzoFan
07-24-2005, 02:46 AM
:yeah: :rocker: GOOD LUCK IN THE FINAL TOMORROW GUYS :rocker: :yeah:

Fergie
07-24-2005, 03:25 AM
Take the title boys, vamos!!! :bounce:

NicoFan
07-24-2005, 01:32 PM
Good luck NICO and FENA!!!

:bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

NicoFan
07-24-2005, 03:07 PM
Sadness... :sad:

The boys lost 4-6, 4-6.

But still great that they made it to the finals. :)

Fergie
07-24-2005, 04:15 PM
Oh boys! :sad:

+alonso
07-24-2005, 05:49 PM
well a very nice try ;) congrats :D

Sparko1030
07-24-2005, 09:44 PM
:tears: So sorry the guys lost doubles today...But of course getting to the final is darn good. Love them both!!! :inlove: