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davis cup vs. austria

Jule81
09-23-2005, 05:49 PM
i don´t wanna become the new thread opener, hee, but i just need to open this one as it was an unbelievable day, esp. nico´s match vs. koubek! koubek looked like the big winner but then nico fighted back and eventually won, i still can´t believe it! i just hope he isn´t too tied tomorrow for the doubles, let´s hope the best!
vamos nico and giovanni

Fergie
09-24-2005, 01:20 AM
Well done Nico and good luck tomorrow in doubles! :D

Jelena
09-24-2005, 09:48 AM
Hopefully Nico is not too tired today :yawn: :)

Bamby
09-24-2005, 01:22 PM
I'm sooo sad because I didn't travel to Austria :awww: The train was really expensive and I have lecture in friday too :sad:
Im cheering at home!!!! Come on Guys!!!! :clap2: :clap2:

Jule81
09-26-2005, 03:40 PM
:sad: unfortunately they didn´t make it through! i think the biggest problem was the tiredness...if nico had more time off between the matches, i´m sure he could have beaten melzer. well...to take out the positive thing, we could see that he´s s till the big fighter and that hes able to play fantastic tennis! let´s hope he can use this for his own now in thailand!

Jule81
09-26-2005, 03:43 PM
oh i forgot...it´s a shame you couldn´t go there, bamby, it would have been great to have some more supporters for the ecuadorians, although i must say that partly the ecuador-supporters were even louder than the austrians, it was so cool to see that!

Kezzi
09-27-2005, 05:34 PM
:sad: Too bad they didn't win :sad: But as you said Jule, the positive thing is that Nico's still able to play fantastic tennis and he still fights hard :D .
Did you go there yourself?

:hug: :hug: :hug: for Bamby because you couldn't go.

Jule81
09-28-2005, 05:27 PM
oh no, unfortunately i wasn´t in pörtschach, but i have the big luck to receive the austrian channel tw1 which is broadcasting all the austrian tennis tournaments including the davis cup matches, so i was able to watch it on tv at least :D !

Kezzi
09-29-2005, 03:00 PM
oh no, unfortunately i wasn´t in pörtschach, but i have the big luck to receive the austrian channel tw1 which is broadcasting all the austrian tennis tournaments including the davis cup matches, so i was able to watch it on tv at least :D !
Wow, you're lucky :D .

Jule81
09-30-2005, 11:56 AM
Wow, you're lucky :D .
yes i really am, at least in that part :)

Kezzi
10-02-2005, 07:43 PM
We have a lot of German channels, but no Austrian ones :p . When I live on my own, I'm gonna get sattelite, I hear that you can get a lot of channels from all over the world with that :D . I believe it's expensive, but hey never missing Nico's matches will be worth it ;) .

Verus58
10-03-2005, 11:25 AM
Hello,

This is my first time writting here. I discover the site some weeks ago, and since then I am waiting for my account to be validated. And finally today ...
I try to attach some pictures I took in Pörtschach last weekend. Hopefully it works. They are not too close, but still it's Nico on them. :)

Jule81
10-04-2005, 07:06 PM
aw thank you so much for those lovely photos!
so you´ve been in pörtschach, that´s great, i guess it´s been a great time. was it the first time you´ve seen nico playing? sorry that i´m so curious :p !
by the way...welcome to the forum, it´s great to see another nico-fan :D !

Kezzi
10-08-2005, 11:12 PM
Yeah, welcome here! :D It's nice to see more people here. Untill a few months ago this forum wasn's so active.

Thanks for the great pictures! :D

Jule81 has already asked all my questions, she's not the only one that's curious :p .

Jule81
10-09-2005, 02:21 PM
Jule81 has already asked all my questions, she's not the only one that's curious :p .
i´m glad i´m not the only one :D

Verus58
10-09-2005, 06:09 PM
Thanx for the warm welcome! :wavey:
Yes it was my first time seeing Nico live, but hopefully not the last.
It was a lot of fun there, though I could only go on Sunday and Nico practically disappeared after his match. I still managed to talk a couple of words with Giova, nothing important ... :)

Kezzi
10-09-2005, 06:52 PM
It's what you like to call nothing important ;) . You talked with Giova! :eek: I hope I can meet him too someday, hopefully together with Nico, would be nice to see the two brothers together :D .

Jule81
10-14-2005, 06:57 PM
It's what you like to call nothing important ;) . You talked with Giova! :eek: I hope I can meet him too someday, hopefully together with Nico, would be nice to see the two brothers together :D .
yeah it would be cool meeting the brothers together!
verus58, am i allowed to ask what about you talked with giovanni? i´m just interested as i never know what to ask them so i never talk to a player at all (besides i´m too shy to) :mad: !

Jelena
10-14-2005, 07:13 PM
yeah it would be cool meeting the brothers together!
verus58, am i allowed to ask what about you talked with giovanni? i´m just interested as i never know what to ask them so i never talk to a player at all (besides i´m too shy to) :mad: !
I haven't met Giovanni at all yet. :( It would be really nice also because many people who have met him say he looks totally different than his brother. (And actually it is that way, when I see pics of them.)
Jule, the best method to talk to players is to ask them something not tennis-related. At least that is my experience with most of them. For example I chatted to Younes in Stuttgart 2003 (I asked him something about his children), then some glimpses in Paris Bercy 2003 and then haven't met him until Braunschweig this year. When I greeted him there , he still knew me :eek: :eek:

Kezzi
10-14-2005, 08:26 PM
I always ask for a picture and sometimes when a question pops into my head I ask that too. But when I met Nico, I was so nervous I don't remember what I said and if I even said something :p .
I hope next time I can talk to him a little more.

I'm also curious to know what Verus58 talked about with Giova :D .
He really looks different than his brother, maybe Nico's youngest brother will take after him a little more ;) .

Jule81
10-15-2005, 01:54 PM
i fully agree with you both, giovanni looks much different than nico but not bad at all, too :p ! a friend of mine saw him a few months ago and she told me he looks much better in real than he does on photos! i saw him on tv while davis cup and i must say he even looked better on tv than on photos, and we all know that players look much better in real than they already do on tv, so that means we can look forward to something good :D !
i fear i would feel the same way like you kezzi, i surely couldn´t say a word when nico stands near me. in braunschweig there would have been a great chance to take "at least" a picture with him as others were already doing so, but even this was too much for me :mad: ! anyway, when i know that i´ll go to a tournament i´ll think about some good questions for the players, hopefully i´ll be brave enough then!
oh i nearly forgot...thanks for all your tips, girls!

Kezzi
10-15-2005, 03:41 PM
If we ever go to the same tournament, we can go together and talk to him together :) . Maybe that helps :p .

Jelena
10-15-2005, 04:12 PM
it would be fun to meet as the mtf-Nico Lapentti-cheering group at a tournament. :bounce:

Kezzi
10-15-2005, 04:15 PM
Yeah, we could bring a flag or something and cheer for him together :D.
I usually don't dare to cheer for a player when I'm on my own. I always want another person next to me, who's cheering also :p . Otherwise I feel uncomfortable, because everyone would look at me ;) .

Jelena
10-15-2005, 05:41 PM
Yeah, we could bring a flag or something and cheer for him together :D.
I usually don't dare to cheer for a player when I'm on my own. I always want another person next to me, who's cheering also :p . Otherwise I feel uncomfortable, because everyone would look at me ;) .
There are players, who are so much focussed on their match that they don't hear anything of the cheering of the stands. But most of the players appreciate when you're cheering for them, maybe just BECAUSE you are the only one...I don't care at all to be the only cheering person. :D

Jule81
10-17-2005, 07:30 PM
Yeah, we could bring a flag or something and cheer for him together :D.
I usually don't dare to cheer for a player when I'm on my own. I always want another person next to me, who's cheering also :p . Otherwise I feel uncomfortable, because everyone would look at me ;) .
i absolutely know what you mean! it´s awful being on your own, so i was glad to have a friend with me in braunschweig this year so we put out my flag and supported him. i´m not sure if he recognized it at all but it was fun, esp. as it seemt people around were not sure what kind of flag it was :D !
so we already have a flag, now we only need to meet, hee! seriously...it would be great fun to be at a tournament altogether, let´s hope for a lottery win and we can do it :) !

Kezzi
10-20-2005, 06:36 PM
I also went with a friend in Amersfoort, but she didn't want to cheer :p .

And I also want to have a flag myself, would be nice to have on for tournaments in Holland :) . Where did you buy yours?

Jule81
10-20-2005, 10:03 PM
i got the flag from ebay, i´m sure you´re gonna find one yourself there! and i´m sure nico would be surprised to see more and more ecuador-flags around europe :D !

Bamby
10-22-2005, 10:36 AM
hi guys!!!
unfortunately I haven't got computer on weekdays,but I'm still alive and reading you :p
I'd like to be on that match for cheering,so don't forget about me :wavey:

Jelena
10-22-2005, 01:44 PM
hi guys!!!
unfortunately I haven't got computer on weekdays,but I'm still alive and reading you :p
I'd like to be on that match for cheering,so don't forget about me :wavey:
We won't forget you, Bamby, no way ;)

Kezzi
10-22-2005, 08:57 PM
It would be so cool if we all could be together at the same match :D
Unfortunately I think that won't happen very soon, because we live so far apart :sad:

Jule81
10-23-2005, 05:54 PM
hi guys!!!
unfortunately I haven't got computer on weekdays,but I'm still alive and reading you :p
I'd like to be on that match for cheering,so don't forget about me :wavey:
aw we surely won´t forget you :D ! you´re welcome to share our cheering-group, hee*!

SaraV
10-23-2005, 07:40 PM
Dear All

Having lurked for a while, I thought it was about time I joined the forum so I could post stuff (especially about Davis Cup).

Some of you might already know me from me website.

One of the reasons why you didnt see Nico after he had lost the fourth rubber is that he had to go and sort his stuff as he had to leave to fly to Bangkok that evening. (You would have seen him if you had come to the hotel - I spent a very pleasant couple of hours with Nico and his family in the bar as he had something to eat before leaving with Alejandro and Mariano (his trainer)).

I will be posting more during the week - so you can ask me any questions to answer.

In the meantime, here is the link to my photos from Davis Cup including some lovely photos of Nico with members of his family and friends... (includes a pic of myself and my two favourite book ends!)

Nico photos from 2005 link:
http://www.photoworld2004.freeserve.co.uk/NL2005pics.htm
(this link includes the photos from Portschach and Kitzbuhel)
More to follow eventually once I have time - Buenos Aires, Acapulco and Miami

Henmagic Photoworld main website link
http://www.photoworld.freeserve.co.uk/index-ph.html

Hope to speak to more of you soon.

Sara V

Kezzi
10-23-2005, 08:13 PM
Hi Sara! Welcome! :wavey:
:eek: What a story, spending a couple of hours with Nico is my dream! Unfortunately I live in Holand, so that's quite far away from Portschach and I couldn't go because of school.

I looked at your pics! They're great :D . Who's the little girl on the pics?
Nice picture of you and the Lapentti's! (assuming you're the girl in the red shirt :) )

Kezzi
10-23-2005, 08:20 PM
i got the flag from ebay, i´m sure you´re gonna find one yourself there! and i´m sure nico would be surprised to see more and more ecuador-flags around europe :D !
I can't find the flag on ebay :sad: . I'll go to the shops tomorrow, maybe I'll find one there :) .

SaraV
10-24-2005, 09:13 AM
Hi Kezzi

Yes Im the small one in the middle between the two strapping lads..

In answer to your question, the little girl is Nico's niece, Giovanna (his sister Carolina's little girl - she is about 20 months now).

Thought you might like to see the pics...

Im sure you can find an Ecu flag on EBay... (if not I know of a shop in Miami that you can get one - in Bayside - they have sent me stuff before now).

S

Kezzi
10-24-2005, 05:21 PM
Thanks for answering so soon :) .
I'm not good at searching things on eBay :p
Can I order from that shop online? Because I don't plan on going to Miami very soon ;) .

And another question :o
Do you think Nico will play in Rotterdam? I would love to see him back in Holland :D

Jule81
10-25-2005, 01:39 PM
hey sara :wavey: , it´s great to see you around here!
it´s great you´ve been in pörtschach and esp. that you could spend some time with the lapentti-family! i think it´s so lovely that they spend time with their supporters, that´s really nice and not that normal for famous players i guess!