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New Beginnings in New Haven for Nico

NicoFan
08-18-2005, 11:00 PM
With Gaby back :worship: , time for a new beginning for Nico!

Probably won't see the affects of Gaby coming back for awhile, but its a step in the right direction!

Buena suerte NICO in New Haven!

+alonso
08-18-2005, 11:09 PM
Yeah Excelent idea NicoF :)
I think Nico is going to play well next week ;) :wavey: He has Gaby and He doen't have any pressure ;)

I can't wait to see our boy playing like a real champion again :)

Sparko1030
08-19-2005, 12:17 AM
Yeah, I just want Nico to relax, get his rhythm back and enjoy playing tennis again. I think the rest will fall into place then. :kiss: to Gaby for coaching Nico again!

Have a great time in New Haven Nico!!! :hatoff:

+alonso
08-19-2005, 12:24 AM
Are you going NicoF? :angel: If it's soo good luck :wavey:

NicoFan
08-19-2005, 12:38 AM
Are you going NicoF? :angel: If it's soo good luck :wavey:

Yup - New Haven is only about 1 1/2 hour on the train from NYC.

I'm going to go Saturday to see Nico, Fena (if he goes), and others practice, and then whenever Nico, Fena, and Fer Verdasco play.

More pictures! lol! :)

About Gaby coaching - when I saw him come into Nico's match against Henman, I had a feeling that a deal had been made. And then when I read it was a done deal on the internet, I wanted to just give Gaby a huge hug when I saw him ;) ... but I refrained...lol!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

And what's strange is that Nico seems so relaxed in practice - its when he steps on to the court that everything seems to fall apart - no confidence. And its so sad, becauase he's such a great player, he should be confident all the time. :sad:

+alonso
08-19-2005, 01:07 AM
Nice :angel: lady
Hmm aww :awww: Don't worry remember he's with no pressure and he will get his confidence back coz he has a trainer very soon ;)

Good Luck :cool:

*Ljubica*
08-19-2005, 10:49 AM
Hi all :wavey: I don't come to MTF much lately because I have a lot of stuff going on in my life right now - but just wanted to say "hello" to you all and to wish Nico all the best in New Haven and in his relationship with his new coach :) I hope his work with Gaby will be the start of a whole new and successful phase in his life and career. NicoFan - have fun on your tennis trips.

Fergie
08-19-2005, 12:28 PM
Vamos Nico, you can do it better than in Montreal and Cincy! ;)

I♥PsY@Mus!c
08-21-2005, 10:27 AM
Good luck Nico! :hatoff:

NicoFan
08-21-2005, 03:35 PM
Here's the draw - not bad for Nico. Only looking to the 2nd round - just one win here would be nice. Mello can be tough but Nico should feel more comfortable facing another clay courter than a serve and volleyer like Tim. Though it could be a qualifier - one never knows.

(1) DAVYDENKO, Nikolay RUS/Bye
BAGHDATIS, Marcos CYP v. CHELA, Juan Ignacio ARG
CARLSEN, Kenneth DEN v. SANTORO, Fabrice FRA
Bye/(13) MATHIEU, Paul-Henri FRA
(10) VOLANDRI, Filippo ITA/Bye
LLODRA, Michael FRA v. (WC) BLAKE, James USA
MARTIN, Alberto ESP v. ROCHUS, Christophe BEL
Bye/(6) HAAS, Tommy GER

(4) ROBREDO, Tommy ESP/Bye
(WC) JENKINS, Scoville USA v. NIEMINEN, Jarkko FIN
qualifier v (WC) REYNOLDS, Bobby USA
Bye/(16) MONFILS, Gael FRA
(9) RUSEDSKI, Greg GBR/Bye
HANESCU, Victor ROM v. HORNA, Luis PER
qualifier v. MELLO, Ricardo BRA
Bye/(7) MASSU, Nicolas CHI

(8) ROCHUS, Olivier/Bye
MONACO, Juan v. ANDREEV, Igor
KOHLSCHREIBER, Philipp v. FISH, Mardy
Bye/(11) MELZER, Jurgen
(15) SRICHAPHAN, Paradorn/Bye
WAWRINKA, Stanislas v. SAULNIER, Cyril
MULLER, Gilles v. ZIB, Tomas
Bye/(3) FERRER, David

(5) LOPEZ, Feliciano/Bye
SANGUINETTI, Davide v. KIM, Kevin
TURSUNOV, Dmitry v. qualifier
Bye/(12) SPADEA, Vincent
(14) SODERLING, Robin/Bye
HERNYCH, Jan v. VERDASCO, Fernando
(WC) GIMELSTOB, Justin v. qualifier
Bye/(2) GONZALEZ, Fernando

NicoFan
08-21-2005, 03:37 PM
BTW - went to New Haven yesterday - had fun but didn't see Nico - he must have practiced really late or really early before 9:00 when I got there.

Because its not very fan-friendly - can't see the practice courts and had to take pictures through a 3 inch opening in the gate - I'm only going back for Nico's 2nd round match. Hopefully he'll be on the grandstand or regular courts so I can get good pictures. Shouldn't be on the main stadium if he's playing Mello.

kidnicky
08-22-2005, 05:05 AM
It's a shame that you didn't see Nico yesterday NicoFan, but don't worry you'll see him that's for sure! and hopefully you'll see him in his first win in hard courts and with Gaby back! yeaay!!

btw don't forget your assignment and DON'T LOOK DOWN!! lol! I told you that it would be better for you if I wouldn't be here too lol!

NicoFan
08-22-2005, 12:58 PM
FYI - Nico will play his 2nd round match on Wednesday against the winner of Ram/Mello.

NicoFan
08-22-2005, 12:59 PM
Here's the doubles draw - buena suerte to Nico y Fena!

(1) PAES, Leander IND / ZIMONJIC, Nenad SCG v HAAS, Tommy GER / MELZER, Jurgen AUT
GONZALEZ, Fernando CHI / MASSU, Nicolas CHI v ROCHUS, Christophe BEL / ROCHUS, Olivier BEL

(3) LLODRA, Michael FRA / SANTORO, Fabrice FRA v SUK, Cyril CZE / VIZNER, Pavel CZE
ETLIS, Gaston ARG / RODRIGUEZ, Martin ARG v ASPELIN, Simon SWE / PERRY, Todd AUS

(WC) RAM, Rajeev USA / REYNOLDS, Bobby USA v ANDREEV, Igor RUS / FERRER, David ESP
ALLEGRO, Yves SUI / KNOWLE, Julian AUT v (4) CERMAK, Frantisek CZE / FRIEDL, Leos CZE

(WC) GIMELSTOB, Justin USA / THOMAS, Jim USA v PALA, Petr CZE / SPADEA, Vincent USA
ERLICH, Jonathan ISR / RAM, Andy ISR v (2) BHUPATHI, Mahesh IND / DAMM, Martin CZE

Fergie
08-22-2005, 01:16 PM
Vamos Nico y Feña!!! :bounce:

NicoFan
08-23-2005, 12:31 AM
The boys play doubles on Tuesday! Good luck NICO and FENA!!

Court 1: 10:00 AM Start

1. Men's Singles: 1st Round
Alberto Martin (ESP) vs. Christophe Rochus (BEL)
2. Men's Singles: 1st Round
Marcos Baghdatis (CYP) vs. Juan Ignacio Chela (ARG)
Not Before 12:00 NOON
3. Women's Doubles: 1st Round
Alicia Molik (AUS)/Corina Morariu (USA) [1] vs. Nathalie Dechy (FRA)/Amelie Mauresmo (FRA) WC
4. Men's Doubles: 1st Round
Fernando Gonzalez (CHI)/Nicolas Massu (CHI) vs. Christophe Rochus (BEL)/Olivier Rochus (BEL)
5. Men's Singles: 2nd Round
Robin Soderling (SWE) [14] vs. Fernando Verdasco (ESP)

+alonso
08-23-2005, 01:26 AM
VAMOS CHICOS :rocker2:

kidnicky
08-23-2005, 04:58 AM
Good luck to Nico and Feña tomorrow!! :yeah:

Vamos chicos!! kick some butt!! :rocker2:

Fergie
08-23-2005, 01:26 PM
Vamos Chicos!!! :bounce:

NicoFan
08-23-2005, 03:30 PM
Nico's second round opponent will be Andy Ram.

VAMOS NICO!! Get that first hardcourt win of the summer!!! :fiery:

Fergie
08-23-2005, 03:40 PM
Nico's second round opponent will be Andy Ram.
Ram defeat Mello so easy! :scared:

Vamos Nico, you can do it!!! :bounce:

NicoFan
08-23-2005, 04:17 PM
Ram defeat Mello so easy! :scared:

Vamos Nico, you can do it!!! :bounce:

I'm a little nervous myself with that scoreline.

Nico just has to stay focused and not let himself get frustrated...easier said than done though...because Ram is obviously not the same league as Nico in singles. Should be a slam dunk match for Nico but we've had a few of those this year that he's lost (i.e. Gimelstob in Wimbledon).

I'll be there in person watching doing my best to root him on, and wishing and hoping for a win!!! :)

Whatever the result, next week Gaby is back, and things will be looking up!

Have confidence tomorrow NICO!!! You can do this!!!!!

Fergie
08-23-2005, 04:53 PM
I'll be there in person watching doing my best to root him on, and wishing and hoping for a win!!! :)
Great! ... Please cheer with all your heart for our boy, he need it! ;)

A win today in doubles would be a great start, vamos! :bounce:

kidnicky
08-23-2005, 05:35 PM
Good luck to Nico against Ram! Just fight Nico!! :boxing:

It's great that NicoFan will be there rooting for him!! Take good care of our boy and say a lot of Vamos!! to him :banana:

I agree, a win today in doubles will be a great start, so Buena suerte Nico y Feña!! :bounce:

NicoFan
08-24-2005, 01:04 AM
I'll do my best to root him on to victory!

VAMOS NICO!!! :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

OOP for Wednesday:

Stadium Court: 10:00 AM Start

1. Women's Singles: 2nd Round
Daniela Hantuchova (SVK) vs. Patty Schnyder (SUI) [6]
2. Women's Singles: 2nd Round
Meghann Shaughnessy (USA) WC vs. Anna-Lena Groenefeld (GER)
Not Before 2:00 PM
3. Men's Singles: 2nd Round
Filippo Volandri (ITA) [10] vs. James Blake (USA) WC
4. Men's Singles: 2nd Round
Nikolay Davydenko (RUS) [1] vs. Juan Ignacio Chela (ARG)

Stadium Court: 7:00 PM Start

1. Women's Singles: 2nd Round
Elena Likhovtseva (RUS) vs. Amelie Mauresmo (FRA) [2]
2. Men's Singles: 2nd Round
Christophe Rochus (BEL) vs. Tommy Haas (GER) [6]


Grandstand: 10:00 AM Start

1. Women's Singles: 2nd Round
Maria Kirilenko (RUS) LL vs. Anna Chakvetadze (RUS)
2. Men's Singles: 2nd Round
Andreas Seppi (ITA) Q vs. Vincent Spadea (USA) [12]
Not Before 2:00 PM
3. Men's Singles: 2nd Round
Justin Gimelstob (USA) WC vs. Fernando Gonzalez (CHI) [2]
4. Women's Singles: 2nd Round
Nadia Petrova (RUS) [5] vs. Jamea Jackson (USA) Q
5. Men's Doubles: 1st Round
Michael Llodra (FRA)/Fabrice Santoro (FRA) [3] vs. Cyril Suk (CZE)/Pavel Vizner (CZE)


Court 2: 10:00 AM Start

1. Men's Singles: 2nd Round
Andy Ram (ISR) Q vs. Nicolas Massu (CHI) [7]
2. Men's Singles: 2nd Round
Fabrice Santoro (FRA) vs. Paul-Henri Mathieu (FRA) [13]
3. Men's Singles: 2nd Round
Stefan Koubek (AUT) Q vs. Gael Monfils (FRA) [16]
4. Men's Doubles: 1st Round
Jonathan Erlich (ISR)/Andy Ram (ISR) vs. Mahesh Bhupathi (IND)/Martin Damm (CZE) [2]


Court 3: 10:00 AM Start

1. Men's Singles: 2nd Round
Tomas Zib (CZE) vs. David Ferrer (ESP) [3]
2. Men's Singles: 2nd Round
Philipp Kohlschreiber (GER) vs. Jurgen Melzer (AUT) [11]
Not Before 1:00 PM
3. Women's Doubles: 1st Round
Anabel Medina Garrigues (ESP)/Dinara Safina (RUS) [4] vs. Kveta Peschke (CZE)/Barbora Strycova (CZE)
4. Men's Singles: 2nd Round
Olivier Rochus (BEL) [8] vs. Igor Andreev (RUS)

+alonso
08-24-2005, 03:53 AM
Let's go Nicolas.

*Ljubica*
08-24-2005, 05:29 AM
Good Luck Nico - I'll be on my way back from work when this match is on - so won't be able to follow it - but I'll be sending all my good vibes from somewhere stuck in the rush hour traffic!!

kidnicky
08-24-2005, 03:20 PM
Well I'm kind of late but I'm following the match, this is great Nico won the first set 6-4 and now in the second he's advantage over Ram 3-1!!

Vamos Nico!!! keep fighting!! :boxing:

kidnicky
08-24-2005, 04:42 PM
:woohoo: Yeayy!! Nico finally did it!!! He won!! He made me suffer a lot but the important thing is that he won!! :woohoo:

6-4,5-7,7-5 :yeah:

Bravo Nico!!! good luck for the next roung! :rocker:

Grande Nico!!! :worship:

+alonso
08-24-2005, 08:15 PM
woohoo he won :woohoo: so happy for him :)


congrats nicolas

Fergie
08-25-2005, 01:13 AM
Well done Nico and good luck against Hanescu tomorrow ;)

+alonso
08-25-2005, 02:21 AM
Good Luck Nico!

I♥PsY@Mus!c
08-25-2005, 12:33 PM
On betting he is not the favourite. :eek: Is this a mistake? :eek: Anyway I bet on him this time,good luck man! :rocker2:

Fergie
08-25-2005, 12:38 PM
On betting he is not the favourite. :eek: Is this a mistake? :eek: Anyway I bet on him this time,good luck man! :rocker2:
I never bet on Nico or Feña, good luck to you! :hug:

Vamos Nico, you can do it!!! :bounce:

I♥PsY@Mus!c
08-25-2005, 12:42 PM
I never bet on Nico or Feña, good luck to you! :hug:

Vamos Nico, you can do it!!! :bounce:

I'm insane recently, :crazy: I've betted against Nico and lots of faves as well. :bigcry: But this is the way to win some bets. :p So if you see I bet on his opponent,don't think I'm against this player. :hug:

Fergie
08-25-2005, 12:48 PM
I'm insane recently, :crazy: I've betted against Nico and lots of faves as well. :bigcry: But this is the way to win some bets. :p So if you see I bet on his opponent,don't think I'm against this player. :hug:
The bets are just a game, I always go for the best chance ;) ... But when I betted in Nico or Feña they always lost so even if his numbers are great I try to don't do it :lol:

+alonso
08-25-2005, 08:40 PM
Victor Hanescu d Nicolas Massu 6-4 6-4 :sobbing: :sad: :sobbing:

My two faves out of here...... :sobbing:

:sad:

So bad!!!! well, verdasco always ruins my great things...:ras: :(

Go now Nico.. US Open is waiting..

Ps: i used to bet on nico and feña but they always lost, soo i stopped to bet on nico and feña

I♥PsY@Mus!c
08-25-2005, 08:52 PM
I really hate this tournament! :fiery::fiery::fiery: You know I never thought Nico lost to him. :sad: I will stop betting on them, :armed: two faves were out,what can I say? :shrug:
Obviously I can only stand one of those Spaniards, :o that guy you better win! :boxing:

kidnicky
08-25-2005, 09:15 PM
I'm so sad and mad with this, I don't like that Hanescu at all :fiery: but at least Nico was playing very well :D , it was a close match :sad: , I can't wait for the report of NicoFan.

Now to the US Open Nico!! things will only get better :bounce:

Vamos Nico!! :hug:

+alonso
08-25-2005, 10:22 PM
well i'm happy now.. cause.. nico played well ( i saw a couple of images on tv ) but he couldn't win against a big server...

i'm seeing very good things for nico
i want to celebrate some bigs victories :p :devil:

GonzoFan
08-25-2005, 11:41 PM
Nico ... :sad:

let's hope he can do some great things at the US Open ;)


The bets are just a game, I always go for the best chance ;) ... But when I betted in Nico or Feña they always lost so even if his numbers are great I try to don't do it :lol:

same here ... I don't bet in Feña or Nico anymore ... :lol:

Fergie
08-26-2005, 03:36 AM
same here ... I don't bet in Feña or Nico anymore ... :lol:
Yeah, I have the feeling that I jinx them :lol:

Close match and Nico played some good points ... I hope that he can do it better in the USO :yeah:

*Ljubica*
08-26-2005, 11:01 AM
Losing to Hanescu is no shame - he reached the quarter finals at Roland Garros this year, and has had some very good results recently. I don't think we can expect Nico to come back right to the top after such a long, bad spell - he must take each day at a time and grow in confidence with each day that passes - with Gaby to help him and his fans to support him, he will be fine in time I'm sure :)

NicoFan
08-26-2005, 12:47 PM
I saw the Nico - Hanescu match. Nico was doing his best and actually playing quite well, but as people in the crowd were saying, Hanescu was just returning everything and serving well. He's so tall that nothing gets by him.

Nico was getting frustrated, and yelling a lot, but I really didn't blame him...lol! He was actually quite funny with what he was saying, but I really don't think that he meant it to be funny.

And he told Gaby at one point - I'm trying to stay calm, but its difficult.

I felt really bad for him...poor Nico.

Fergie
08-26-2005, 01:05 PM
Thanks for the report NicoFan! :hug:

Nico just need stay calm and work hard, the results will come soon :)

kidnicky
08-26-2005, 04:19 PM
Thanks for the report NicoFan! I'm happy now 'cause I know that he played very well but that Hanescu was doing his thing too.

And so sad and cute about what he said to Gaby, I'm more convinced now that he is exactly what Nico needs right now. ;)

Nico I know that is difficult to stay calmn, I was really fricked out yesterday lol! :explode:

The best for Nico in the USO!! Vamos!!! :hug:

+alonso
08-26-2005, 06:50 PM
yea nico.. i believe in you man! :) i knew you did a good match ;) stay relax ;)
thanks nicof for the report :p