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Keeping the faith in Kitzbuhel

NicoFan
07-22-2005, 03:26 PM
We're behind you 110% NICO! :hug:

Keep fighting, eventually things will come together!

Nico will be seeded 7th.

+alonso
07-22-2005, 04:55 PM
Ouch 7th!
Well we have to support him like you tell us..:hug: what a situation..:confused:

:hug: For nico and nicofan ^^

NicoFan
07-22-2005, 05:08 PM
Ouch 7th!
Well we have to support him like you tell us..:hug: what a situation..:confused:

:hug: For nico and nicofan ^^

Thank you Alonso sweetie...and a :hug: for you too cuz I know you're sad too.

I feel like crying....

But after Kitzbuhel, he's here in my home turf. I'll see him in Washington, Cincy, Pilot Pen, and the US Open.

And I'll try to take good care of him.

NicoFan
07-23-2005, 09:13 PM
I'm sooooo disgusted. :sad:

I cannot cannot cannot take another week of listening to all of Chile talking about the "dream" matchup. Yeah - Nico's at about 50% physically in his comeback from his injuries, and a matchup with him and Fena is a dream? Well, for Chile yes, because Fena is a "god" there, and Nico is nada there. But for Nico's fans, its a nightmare.

Sh*t... :bigcry:

And if he plays doubles again, I'll going to have to yell at him...lol! Doubles are like so UNIMPORTANT right now when he has all these points to defend.

If he loses early, he's got to get on the first plane to Washington. Every second of practice on the hardcourts could make a big different for him - even winning a round there would give him some points - something doubles can't do.

Read and weep:

(1) DAVYDENKO, Nikolay RUS/Bye
HAEHNEL, Jerome FRA v. ZABALETA, Mariano ARG
SABAU, Razvan ROM v. ALMAGRO, Nicolas ESP
Bye/(13) ANDREEV, Igor RUS
(11) ACASUSO, Jose ARG/Bye
MONACO, Juan ARG v. MAYER, Florian GER
SLUITER, Raemon NED v. DI MAURO, Alessio ITA
Bye/(5) LOPEZ, Feliciano ESP

(3) GAUDIO, Gaston ARG/Bye
KOHLSCHREIBER, Philipp GER v. COSTA, Albert ESP
VIK, Robin CZE v. qualifier
Bye/(16) MATHIEU, Paul-Henri FRA
(10) PAVEL, Andrei ROM/Bye
SANCHEZ, David ESP v. SCHUETTLER, Rainer GER
qualifier v. MINAR, Ivo CZE
Bye/(6) YOUZHNY, Mikhail RUS

(7) MASSU, Nicolas CHI/Bye
TABARA, Michal CZEv. (WC) KOELLERER, Daniel AUT
qualifer v. KOUBEK, Stefan AUT
Bye/(12) ROCHUS, Christophe BEL
(14) HORNA, Luis PER/Bye
CALLERI, Agustin ARG v. (WC) LAPENTTI, Nicolas ECU
ZIB, Tomas CZE v. (WC) MARACH, Oliver AUT
Bye/(4) GONZALEZ, Fernando CHI

(8) ROCHUS, Olivier BEL/Bye
VERDASCO, Fernando ESP v. SEPPI, Andreas ITA
qualifier v. (WC) HIPFL, Markus AUT
Bye/(9) MELZER, Jurgen AUT
(15) HANESCU, Victor ROM/Bye
VENTURA, Santiago ESP v. BEHREND, Tomas GER
qualifier v. qualifier
Bye/(2) PUERTA, Mariano ARG

+alonso
07-23-2005, 10:34 PM
Oh yes !!!! i agree with you .. all of these match between them .. come oon :o !!!!
Well Finally the kitz draw... Mmm Hard work for him :rolleyes:

Well vamos nico

NicoFan
07-23-2005, 11:01 PM
I think that Nico needs to come live here in NYC ;) - they adored him last year in the US Open - all the women were saying how adorable he was...lol! And they got a kick out of the way he talks to himself on court. If Chile can't give him enough love, we can! :hug:

Ditto with Horacio. Geez, I can't believe that they voted against his nationalization - especially when the people of Chile like him. He's one of the best coaches in tennis,everything he's done for Chile, no one coming up as tennis players after Fena and Nico, and they turn him down? :confused:

We need clay court coaches desperately in the US - Jim Courier was saying during one match that we need to get our players trained on clay, and have some clay court tournaments for juniors here because 1/2 the season is on clay, and none of the Americans can do anything on it - time to fix the problem. Horacio would be welcomed with open arms!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

NicoFan
07-23-2005, 11:07 PM
And hey Alonso - like the thread title says - keeping the faith!

His 2nd and 3rd rounds are fairly easy.

And who knows? Fena isn't the fittest of players...we can hope/wish/pray that he's starting to get tired by the QF time. That's why he's not playing the week after Kitzbuhel so he can rest before the masters series events. And Nico plays better with each match.

We can hope anyway...lol!!!!!!!!!

Sparko1030
07-24-2005, 09:53 PM
I know Nico has a tougher draw here but that hasn't stopped him in the past. I finally went to the Kitzbuhel website and it is so wonderful to see Nico all over the place! Anyway, its got me a little psyced up for Nico there and I have a good feeling on his chances. I know he has to meet Fernando way too soon in the tournament but he would have to meet a tough opponant in any section, just rather it wasn't Fena! I really really want Nico to go all the way in this one. :kiss: Buena Suerte Nico!!! :hatoff:

+alonso
07-25-2005, 12:44 AM
Oops sorry ..... just my feelings :o
Like Sparko said i feel somethin good is going to happen here.. :)

Sparko1030
07-25-2005, 04:40 AM
Oops sorry ..... just my feelings :o
Like Sparko said i feel somethin good is going to happen here.. :)


:yeah:

Fergie
07-25-2005, 05:26 AM
Vamos Nico!!! :bounce:

NicoFan
07-25-2005, 01:00 PM
I know Nico has a tougher draw here but that hasn't stopped him in the past. I finally went to the Kitzbuhel website and it is so wonderful to see Nico all over the place! Anyway, its got me a little psyced up for Nico there and I have a good feeling on his chances. I know he has to meet Fernando way too soon in the tournament but he would have to meet a tough opponant in any section, just rather it wasn't Fena! I really really want Nico to go all the way in this one. :kiss: Buena Suerte Nico!!! :hatoff:

I really really really want our Nico to win here too!

He's such a sweetie... :hug: and hard worker and fighter that he deserves some good things to start happening for him again.

And hope Sparko's and Alonso's feelings are right on! :yeah:

+alonso
07-26-2005, 04:41 AM
Nico will play doubles tomorrow with FeŮa :bounce: they're seeded 3rd :D

against allegro(sui)/schuettler(ger)

:yeah:

Fergie
07-26-2005, 02:08 PM
Vamos chicos!!! :bounce:

NicoFan
07-26-2005, 07:13 PM
The boys won!!! Yeay!

And Nico is up 2nd on the main stadium for the 2nd round on Wednesday.

That would be apprxoimately 6:30/7:00 a.m. Chile time.

VAMOS NICO! Buena suerte!!!

+alonso
07-26-2005, 07:14 PM
they won :banana: 62 57 64 :D :bounce:

+alonso
07-26-2005, 07:16 PM
Vamos Nico :banana: Banana Dance for you :lol: ! !

Morning NicoFan :wavey:

NicoFan
07-26-2005, 07:31 PM
Vamos Nico :banana: Banana Dance for you :lol: ! !

Morning NicoFan :wavey:

Buenas tardes Alonso!!! :wavey:

*Ljubica*
07-26-2005, 09:08 PM
Tomorrow's full Order of Play:-

Centre Court 1
starting at 11 a.m.

Davydenko - Zabaleta
Massu - KŲllerer

not before 3 p.m.
Marach - Gonzalez
Koubek - C. Rochus

starting at 8 p.m.
Melzer - Vemic

+alonso
07-26-2005, 10:47 PM
thx Rosie :hug: Hope nico beat koellerer in two easy sets ;) .. also nico leads in H2H ..1-0 :) 60 64 a long time ago

NicoFan
07-26-2005, 10:58 PM
I hope its easy too!

I looked at Koellerer's record...plays all challengers.

But...he's Austrian, so he'll be psyched to win.

VAMOS NICO! FIGHT FIGHT FIGHT!!

+alonso
07-27-2005, 05:24 AM
Vamos nico plz :yeah:

Sparko1030
07-27-2005, 06:10 AM
Buena Suerte Nico against Kollerer!!! :hatoff: You can do it Nico!
VAMOS!!!

Fergie
07-27-2005, 02:56 PM
Nico won 7-6 7-5 :yeah:

NicoFan
07-27-2005, 03:15 PM
GRANDE NICO!!!!!!!!!!

Love how this boy fights...although he's making me age early here because he stresses me out with these close matches...lol! ;)

Keep it going NICO!

:bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

+alonso
07-27-2005, 07:01 PM
:bounce: he won!!! :banana: Banana dance for you ;)

NicoFan
07-27-2005, 07:16 PM
FYI - Nico will play Stefan Koubek tomorrow.

Sparko1030
07-27-2005, 08:03 PM
:woohoo: Way to fight for the win Nico!!! :woohoo:

And Buena Suerte against Koubek tomorrow!!! VAMOS NICO!!! You can do it again! :hatoff:

NicoFan
07-27-2005, 10:21 PM
Here's the OOP for tomorrow.

Keep fighting NICO!!! :fiery: :fiery: :fiery: :fiery:

Centre Court 1
starting at 11 a.m.

Lůpez - Mayer
Gonzalez - Lapentti
Verdasco - Melzer
Massu - Koubek
Gaudio - Vik

Centre Court 2
starting at 11 a.m.

Zabaleta - Almagro
C. Rochus/O. Rochus - Suk/Vizner
Puerta - Hanescu
Youzhny - Pavel
Arnold/Puerta - Knowle/Melzer
Acasuso/Prieto - Arnold/Puerta or Knowle/Melzer

Fergie
07-28-2005, 01:59 AM
Vamos Nico, you can do it!!! :bounce:

+alonso
07-28-2005, 06:33 AM
vamos nicolas :angel:

+alonso
07-28-2005, 06:53 PM
he won 7-5 6-2 and he's in QF now :banana: :bounce: :woohoo:

I♥PsY@Mus!c
07-28-2005, 07:00 PM
Congrats Nico, :bigclap: take the title now! :aparty:

Sparko1030
07-28-2005, 07:58 PM
:banana: YES NICO!!! :banana: I knew you could do it!!! Now the quarters-kick Lapentti butt for beating Fena! I hear the women were cheering for Nico there-who can blame them! Austrian women must have good taste lol! :D

GO NICO!!! :rocker: Good luck! :hatoff: and VAMOS!!!!

Fergie
07-28-2005, 08:37 PM
Well done Nico and good luck tomorrow against Lapentti!!! :bounce:

NicoFan
07-28-2005, 11:39 PM
Good job today NICO!!!

And buena suerte tomorrow against Lapentti!!!

I really like Nico L. but our Nico needs to win this so fight fight fight tomorrow Nico!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

And hope its not as hot tomorrow - poor Fena should have won today but I think it was just too hot for him. Normally he would beat Nico L.

+alonso
07-29-2005, 12:24 AM
:lol: Yes there were a lot of girls screaming german words and nico massuuuuuuuuuuuu :haha:

+alonso
07-29-2005, 01:06 AM
good luck tomorrow nicolas massu fried :angel: haha :p

NicoFan
07-29-2005, 01:42 AM
Austrian women obviously do know a good looking man when they see one! lol!

And lol Alonso - good luck to nicolas alejandro massu fried!!!

BTW - won't be as hot tomorrow - still very warm, but not hot hot like it was today. 86 degree F - don't know what that is C degrees.

Fergie
07-29-2005, 04:18 AM
Vamos Nico, please win tomorrow!!! :bounce:

*Ljubica*
07-29-2005, 01:40 PM
Yes - good luck Nico :) I haven't been here much this week because it's just been too busy and hectic at work :devil: - but I'm keeping my eye on results as and when I can! Hope he wins today!

Fergie
07-29-2005, 02:12 PM
Finally I can enjoy a live match :D

Vamos Nico!!! :bounce:

+alonso
07-29-2005, 05:43 PM
Congrats Champion :)

:worship: GSM Massu after 3.18 hrs on the court :worship:

Massu d Lapentti 6-4 6-7 6-2 :worship: :eek:

good luck tomorrow ;)

:woohoo:

NicoFan
07-29-2005, 06:20 PM
So so so very proud of NICO!!! What a win!!!!!!!!!

:banana:

Hope he's okay here though - they said that he didn't look well. I'm kind of worried about him because they said he fell twice? Those that watched it, do you think he's okay??? That's the most important thing.

Hope he has something left for Verdasco tomorrow, but either way, Nico deserves a big :hug: because he was a warrior out there today. :)

This win really helps his ranking situation - I figured that even if he loses all the Olympics points, with these 110 points here in Kitz so far the worse he can go down to after Cincy is about 52-53. Is that right Alonso?

+alonso
07-29-2005, 06:55 PM
well nico fell down twice but.. no problem was just fatigue ;) relax .remember he is still trying to come back :cool:
oh yes nico has so much power :p hope he have a 2-sets match against verdasco :cool:

Ouch i dunno nico .. the only thing i know is after cinci everything is gonna be in order again :cool:

NicoFan
07-29-2005, 08:17 PM
well nico fell down twice but.. no problem was just fatigue ;) relax .remember he is still trying to come back :cool:
oh yes nico has so much power :p hope he have a 2-sets match against verdasco :cool:

I hope so Alonso....I can't help it, I worry about Nico..lol! And hard when I can't see the matches and can only follow them on the computer. I don't want to see him injured again.

I hope that he wins tomorrow too, but only if he can do it without hurting himself. That was a tough match today.

Fergie
07-29-2005, 08:20 PM
What a great news, our Nico won!!! :woohoo:

I'm so happy and proud of him ... Keep fighting Nico, you can win the title again!!! :bounce:

Sparko1030
07-29-2005, 09:15 PM
:bigclap: :woohoo: Alright Nico!!! You've made it to the semifinals. It is so awesome how well you're coming back. :zzz: Get some rest tonight-good thing Fena is in Miami so you won't be out celebrating his B-day!

And Buena Suerte tomorrow against the other Fernando! :hatoff: You are a winner Nico plain and simple. :kiss:

NicoFan
07-30-2005, 01:45 AM
From the atp site - what Nico had to say after the match with Lapentti:

Massu: ďItís difficult to play in this heat, 46 degrees inside a centre court. Itís concrete all around you so itís even hotter and it was hard to breathe. I fought against this throughout the whole match. It was tough to find air and I was lacking oxygen throughout the match.

ďAt the start of the third set, I started to feel some cramp. Iíve never had cramps in my life so it was scary but luckily I won that game. I tried to play shorter points from then on and luckily the cramps didnít continue.

ďIíve had a tough year with my health. It was tough as I was playing the best tennis of my life and then I got injured so it was tough. Iím feeling well physically now. To win in a tournament where I have great memories, Iíll always come back here as long as I can. My game suits Kitzbuhel well. I have great memories here and I hope that can continue that this year.Ē

On Verdasco tomorrow: ďI hope I can perform tomorrow as I have been. He plays pretty quickly but Iíll try to impose my game. Itís important to rest first but my desire is there. My desire to get back to the top is there so I think that will favor me. Mentally Iím very strong and very positive. From the three hours we played today, I was strong the whole match, thinking how I could win which is very positive as itís not easy to do that.Ē

Fergie
07-30-2005, 01:58 AM
I really hope that Nico don't be too tired tomorrow :sad:

Vamos Nico, do your best!!! :bounce:

Fergie
07-30-2005, 03:38 PM
Nico lost 6-3 3-6 5-7 :sad:

Great fight Nico :hug:

NicoFan
07-30-2005, 03:39 PM
Nico lost 6-3, 3-6, 5-7.

But he fought so hard!!!

I am soooo very very very proud of him.

Great tournament - on the comback trail, and he gets to the SFs!

No shame in losing to someone like Verdasco.

Lots of :hug: to Nico though because I know he's bumming...he loves Kitz. I think though after a couple of days, he'll realize how great he did!

Such a warrior - just love this guy! :)

Sparko1030
07-30-2005, 03:48 PM
So sad he lost but he fought to the end and I didn't think he would have that much in him after yesterday. So proud of him and his fighting spirit. :worship:
You're the best Nico. As far as I'm concerned getting to the semis here is as good as winning the whole thing when you're still coming back.

And really, the last 3 tournies he's been in he's made the the quarters in one and the semis in two (if memory serves me right) Any player would be happy with those reslults even if not injured! Love ya Nico!!! :kiss:

*Ljubica*
07-30-2005, 04:53 PM
Yes - Nico has nothing to be ashamed of losing here - he has done himself and his fans proud :)

I♥PsY@Mus!c
07-30-2005, 05:27 PM
Really feel sad about this tight result. :sobbing: But at lease his form is coming. :)

+alonso
07-30-2005, 06:15 PM
Nico :eek: i'm so proud of you .. saved 7 mp before verdasco won this ! ! ! soo sorry ! but you did an excelent job ... you're such a fighter ;) you really rock .. actually i almost cried today when he saved all these Mp :sobbing:

hope to see you good again ;) you're the best ;)