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A Magical Tour Down Under - Auckland and the Oz Open

NicoFan
12-09-2005, 06:11 PM
Nico's fitness coach, Horacio A., said Nico wouldn't be 100% for the Auckland tournament but he would be for the Oz Open...so I figured I would put both in one thread.

I know its early...but again, I miss our Nico... :bigcry: Especially the pictures of him practicing shirtless... ;)

NicoFan
12-10-2005, 12:58 AM
Here's the entry list - buena suerte Nicolas!!!

2006 Entry List

1 Gonzalez, Fernando CHI 11
2 Ferrer, David ESP 15
3 Ginepri, Robby USA 16
4 Hrbaty, Dominik SVK 19
5 Ancic, Mario CRO 22
6 Rochus, Olivier BEL 28
7 Nieminen, Jarkko FIN 29
8 Lopez, Feliciano ESP 34
9 Volandri, Filippo ITA 39
10 Acasuso, Jose ARG 41
11 Rochus, Christophe BEL 42
12 Martin, Alberto ESP 51
13 Wawrinka, Stanislas SUI 55
14 Baghdatis, Marcos CYP 56
15 Beck, Karol SVK 57
16 Zib, Tomas CZE 59
17 Carlsen, Kenneth DEN 61
18 Vik, Robin CZE 62
19 Murray, Andy GBR 64
20 Moodie, Wesley RSA 65
21 Massu, Nicolas CHI 66 :hug:
22 Pavel, Andrei ROM 67
23 Goldstein, Paul USA 68
24 (SE)
25 (SE)
26 (WC)
27 (WC)
28 (WC)
29 (Q)
30 (Q)
31 (Q)
32 (Q)

Alternates :

1. Bracciali, Daniele ITA 72
2. Montanes, Albert ESP 73
3. Lapentti, Nicolas ECU 74
4. Mayer, Florian GER 75
5. Minar, Ivo CZE 76
6. Hernych, Jan CZE 77
7. Spadea, Vincent USA 78
8. Behrend, Tomas GER 79
9. Muller, Gilles LUX 80
10. Berlocq, Carlos ARG 83
11. Pashanski, Boris SCG 84
12. Zabaleta, Mariano ARG 85
13. Horna, Luis PER 86
14. Phau, Bjorn GER 87
15. Monaco, Juan ARG 88

Fergie
12-10-2005, 01:58 AM
Vamos Nico!!! :bounce:

I will pray for a good draw! :D

*Ljubica*
12-10-2005, 11:22 AM
Buena suerte Nico :)

Sparko1030
12-10-2005, 06:52 PM
Good luck to Nico!!! I hope this will be the begining of a fresh start for him.

+alonso
12-12-2005, 02:32 AM
Wish him good luck but it makes me feel sad to know he won't be at his best for Auckland . :sad:

I want to see him at his 100% soon :( .

Good Luck Nico & Have a good week guys :hug: :wavey:

LOVELY
12-12-2005, 12:58 PM
Good Luck Nico :) :yeah:

SuperRevelation
12-23-2005, 04:36 AM
Good luck in Auckland, Nico! :D

NicoFan
01-04-2006, 10:52 PM
We're getting there....4 more days until the start of the season! :woohoo:

Nico is leaving for Auckland tonight - around 11:00 p.m. Chile Time.

I'm totally psyched!

:bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

Fergie
01-04-2006, 10:57 PM
I can't wait ... Vamos Nico! :bounce:

kidnicky
01-05-2006, 03:51 AM
Hey I'm back again :wavey: sorry that I was away but you know work work work but nothing will stop me now with a new season to come yeay!!! like NicoFan said, four more days to go so like the song, let's get started come on!! lol! :lol:

Supporting Nico 100% for the new season here! so I'll be praying for a good draw too and VAMOOOS!!!! Nico you can do it!!!!

Totally psyched too for the new season yeay!!! Can't wait for my tennis stress ha ha!!

Is good to be back! :bounce:

Sparko1030
01-05-2006, 05:00 AM
Is good to be back! :bounce:

:bigwave: Good to see you back on the old MTF Kid!!!! :yippee:

NicoFan
01-05-2006, 01:47 PM
Is good to be back! :bounce:

Glad your back KN!!! :hug:

kidnicky
01-05-2006, 02:23 PM
:bigwave: Good to see you back on the old MTF Kid!!!! :yippee:

Thanks NicoFan and Sparko :wavey: , you know that I have tons of work to do but I'm hopeless about Nico and his boards :p

So 2006 here we come!!! Vamoos Nico!!! 3 more days to go!!! :rocker:

NicoFan
01-05-2006, 05:17 PM
Nico has arrived in Auckland!

Buena suerte in the draw Nico!!! :bounce:

Fergie
01-05-2006, 08:53 PM
Welcome back kidnicky! :wavey:

kidnicky
01-06-2006, 12:01 AM
Welcome back kidnicky! :wavey:
Hey Fergie! Thanks for the welcome back :wavey: I've to come back now that is about to begin a new season for Nico!! So I don't know how I will do it at work but I'll be here!! lol! :p

NicoFan
01-06-2006, 02:40 AM
Our poor Nico - he got a ball in the eye. :sad:

But he's okay. :hug: Thank goodness.

And love the outfit he's wearing! :)

Here's the link to the lun.com article:

http://www.lun.com/Modulos/Catalogo/Paginas/2006/01/05/LUCPR23LU0501.HTM?idnoticia=C387219269163542

+alonso
01-06-2006, 08:14 AM
Hello Nicofans!! :hug:
Hope you've enjoyed of a nice holidays!
Nice to see Nico playing next week YAYY!! :woohoo:
Good Luck to Him! Actually I'm going to change my av.. I want Nico in there! :lol: :yeah:

NicoFan
01-06-2006, 12:58 PM
Actually I'm going to change my av.. I want Nico in there! :lol: :yeah:


:yeah:

kidnicky
01-06-2006, 03:36 PM
Hello Nicofans!! :hug:
Hope you've enjoyed of a nice holidays!
Nice to see Nico playing next week YAYY!! :woohoo:
Good Luck to Him! Actually I'm going to change my av.. I want Nico in there! :lol: :yeah:

I hope that you've had a nice holidays too Alonso! ;)

Three more days to go!! yeay!!! Vamos Nico!!! :bounce:

NicoFan
01-06-2006, 03:52 PM
BTW - draw comes out at 3:00 p.m. Saturday New Zealand time.

Which means for people in North and South America it will come out tonight in the late evening depending on where you are. And for the people in Europe, 3:00 a.m. Saturday morning/UK 2:00 a.m.

*Ljubica*
01-06-2006, 04:37 PM
BTW - draw comes out at 3:00 p.m. Saturday New Zealand time.

Which means for people in North and South America it will come out tonight in the late evening depending on where you are. And for the people in Europe, 3:00 a.m. Saturday morning/UK 2:00 a.m.

2.00am :eek: Much as I want to know the draw I think I'll be finding out tomorrow morning! Good Luck Nico :)

+alonso
01-06-2006, 07:28 PM
I'm in Cali :( We have a huge dif. with all the countries.. even with ny city :lol:

NicoFan
01-06-2006, 08:01 PM
I'm in Cali :( We have a huge dif. with all the countries.. even with ny city :lol:

Cali? Where's that?

Love the avatar! :yeah:

+alonso
01-06-2006, 08:51 PM
San Diego, CALIfornia :D

NicoFan
01-07-2006, 12:51 AM
I love San Diego - one of my favorites cities. And you're in my country senor Alonso! Welcome! :lol!

Well you'll see the draw early in the evening - so lucky you!

Fergie
01-07-2006, 01:03 AM
Nico really needs a good draw ... Vamos! :bounce:

+alonso
01-07-2006, 07:37 AM
Nah, It's 11.37 for me and I saw the draw..
Nico got Hrbaty in 1st round! That sucks..
Let's wait and see if Nico can handle it with no pressure..
VAMOS!!

NicoFan
01-07-2006, 01:45 PM
Yup, Alonso, not a great draw.

Maybe he'll be psyched because he'll have to play Hrbaty in Davis Cup in a few weeks. Of course this is hardcourt and that will be clay so huge difference.

But if he does beat Hrbaty, he'll probably have to play Acasuso. I think Jose is definitely beatable, but will he have the confidence to think so is another matter.

Main Draw

(1) Fernando Gonzalez (CHI)[/B] vs (Q)
(Q) vs Wesley Moodie (RSA)

Kenneth Carlsen (DEN) vs Andy Murray (GBR)
(WC) Mark Nielsen (NZL) vs (5) Mario Ancic (CRO)

(3) Robby Ginepri (USA) vs Alberto Martin (ESP)
Tomas Zib (CZE) vs Stanislas Wawrinka (SUI)

(WC) Daniel King (NZL) vs Florian Mayer (GER)
Robin Vik (CZE) vs (8) Feliciano Lopez (ESP)

(7) Jarkko Nieminen (FIN) vs Marcos Baghdatis (CYP)
Filippo Volandri (ITA) vs Paul Goldstein (USA)

Christopher Rochus (BEL) vs Jose Acasuso (ARG)
Nicolas Massu (CHI) vs (4) Dominik Hrbaty (SVK)

(6) Olivier Rochus (BEL) vs Albert Montañes (ESP)
(Q) vs Andrei Paverl (ROM)

(Q) Danielle Bracciali (ITA)
(Q) vs (2) David Ferrer (ESP)

*Ljubica*
01-07-2006, 02:37 PM
Not an easy 1st round :) But good luck Nico - we must believe!

Sparko1030
01-07-2006, 07:41 PM
Hello Nicofans!! :hug:
Hope you've enjoyed of a nice holidays!

:wavey: Hi Alonso-good to have you back and like Nicofan I welcome you to the US!

Sparko1030
01-07-2006, 07:43 PM
Not an easy 1st round :) But good luck Nico - we must believe!

I agree Rosie. With Nico's current ranking we couldn't expect a great draw even though we always hope for one. Nico has his work cut our for him but I know he's up to it-he did well in last weeks exhibition and I expect he will build on that. VAMOS to Nico!!!

NicoFan
01-07-2006, 07:52 PM
Thinking about it more, and I saw that Hrbaty just lost to someone named Serra (know the name but not familiar with him ), I think that if Nico gets really psyched and plays with a lot of passion, he has a chance.

Hrbaty must be tired - he kept playing after the regular season ended so he would be ready for DC, played in the DC finals, so he hasn't had much of an offseason rest.

Vamos Nico!!!!!!!!!

Fergie
01-08-2006, 03:06 AM
The draw sucks but Nico will play his best tennis again ... Vamos! :bounce:

+alonso
01-08-2006, 08:00 AM
Well, Hrbaty only lost against the champ of Adelaide..
I think if Nico can mantain the pressure out of the match, he has a nice chance

Fergie
01-08-2006, 10:42 AM
The boys will play their first doubles match tomorrow ... The last match in center court, vamos! :bounce:

kidnicky
01-09-2006, 03:33 AM
Buena suerte a los chicos tomorrow in their doubles match! Vamoos!!! :bounce:

And I agree with you, not a nice first round but this is another year and we've to be confident and possitives with Nico, now you're all saying that he has a good chance so hopefully Hrbaty will be tired or something but the most important thing is to see Nico playing with confidence and showing his talent again so Vamos Nico!!!! :rocker2:

Besides I'll have some matches since tuesday by fox sports so Nico has to be there until tuesday lol! Vamos Nico!!! :hug:

+alonso
01-09-2006, 07:48 AM
HEY GUYS Vote for Nico here!
http://www.menstennisforums.com/showthread.php?p=2899640#post2899640
:D Thanks

NicoFan
01-09-2006, 02:27 PM
The chicos won their doubles match 7-5, 6-0!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Awesome way to start the season!!!

:bounce: :bounce:

NicoFan
01-09-2006, 02:28 PM
Shoot the match is in the middle of the night for me. :sad:

VAMOS NICO!!!

Tuesday OOP:

Center Court 11 am
Nieminen vs Baghdatis
Ginepri vs Martin
Gonzalez vs Horna
Allegro/Wawrinka vs King-Turner/Nielsen

not before 7 pm
Massu vs Hrbaty
Statham/Thomson vs Bhupathi/Moodie

Court 4 11 am
O.Rochus vs Montanes
Sluiter vs Bracciali
Luzzi vs Ferrer
C.Rochus vs Acasuso

Court 6 12 noon
Hernych vs Pavel
Volandri vs Goldstein
Minar vs Moodie

Sparko1030
01-09-2006, 04:50 PM
Congrats to Nico and Fena for their doubles win! Sounds like it was an exciting match!

And good luck to Nico against Hrbarty. :kiss: You CAN do it Nico!!!
And rats on the time...Can't believe I'll miss Nico's first match of the season :mad: one of the hazards of playing on the other side of the world I guess.

+alonso
01-09-2006, 07:09 PM
Help me saving Nico in PYW :D
He has Mp against him :sad:
http://www.menstennisforums.com/showthread.php?p=2901215#post2901215

NicoFan
01-09-2006, 07:55 PM
I wish I could vote again. :sad:

+alonso
01-09-2006, 07:57 PM
OMG JUST 1 MOREE!!! I'M GETTING CRAZY!!! :lol:

NicoFan
01-09-2006, 08:08 PM
The Chilean fans come through to take Nico on to victory! :bounce: :lol:

NicoFan
01-09-2006, 08:09 PM
That game is fun Alonso - I have to remember to vote everyday!

kidnicky
01-09-2006, 08:25 PM
Congrats to the boys in their doubles match! :hug:

I still can't believe the time for Nico's match, damn! I can believe that most of us will miss his first match :sad: Hopefully we'll find good news tomorrow morning.

Vamos Nico!!! You can do it!!! Buena suerte :bounce:

+alonso
01-09-2006, 09:27 PM
You guys can vote for nico again! :D He's in 2nd round.. :D go to the auckland thread and you'll find it
Nico beat 3-6 6-2 7-6 saving 4 mp's to hrbaty :lol: (just a game) :D

+alonso
01-09-2006, 10:06 PM
Nico is 6-3 0-6 0-0 against Rochus :eek: in PYW

+alonso
01-09-2006, 10:37 PM
Save nico in here :D
http://www.menstennisforums.com/showthread.php?t=64591
Vote :D

Fergie
01-09-2006, 11:00 PM
I'll vote now! :yeah:

+alonso
01-09-2006, 11:48 PM
Nico 6-3 0-6 4-2 Thanks guys!
Sparko
KidNicky Come and vote :D

NicoFan
01-09-2006, 11:50 PM
Robbie fans owe me - I kept him in his match! :lol:

+alonso
01-10-2006, 12:02 AM
Robbie fans owe me - I kept him in his match! :lol:
:lol: We should go and tell them to vote for nico :lol: :yeah:

NicoFan
01-10-2006, 12:11 AM
KidNicky...hey chica!!!! :hug: Go vote for Nico!

NicoFan
01-10-2006, 12:12 AM
BTW - its the second round this time.

NicoFan
01-10-2006, 12:17 AM
Gracias KN!!! Nico has MP now!!! :hug: (just a game...wish it was real cuz he's about to win the 2nd round! :lol: )

Sparko1030
01-10-2006, 04:01 AM
Nico won that round-thanks to yours truly lol! Although he was left hanging at MP for a couple of hours-better late than never! :lol: Just wish it worked like that in real matches...Here's one extra kiss for good luck in the match against Hrbarty Nico-you can do it!!! :kiss:

+alonso
01-10-2006, 08:18 AM
Nicolas Massu d Domink Hrbaty 6-2 6-4 :cool: :woohoo: I'm so freaking excited!!!! :woohoo: CONGRATS NICOLAS!!! WAY TO GO!!! KEEP IT UP!

*Ljubica*
01-10-2006, 09:27 AM
Great win for Nico - I am really pleased :clap2: I'm at work so couldn't really follow scores properly - but I am very happy for him and everyone here :hug: Hope this will be a start of great things in 2006 :)

Eléa
01-10-2006, 09:38 AM
Congrats to Nico :bigclap:
It was fun to "follow" the scores with Maria José and Alonso :)

NicoFan
01-10-2006, 11:22 AM
YEAY FOR MY NICO!!!!!!!!!!!

I'M SOOOOOOOOOOOOO HAPPY!!!

:bounce: :bounce:

I feel bad now - I slept through it! :eek: But I was there in spirit with him. :lol: Of course superstitution - now I have to sleep through his next match. ;)

NicoFan
01-10-2006, 12:53 PM
Next up Chris Rochus.

Buena suerte NICO!!!!!!!!

Stadium
Matches start at 11:00 AM

Raemon Sluiter(NED) vs. David Ferrer(ESP)
Andy Murray(GBR) vs. Mario Ancic(CRO)
about 20 minutes break
Christophe Rochus(BEL) vs. Nicolas Massu(CHI)
Simon Aspelin(SWE)/Todd Perry(AUS) vs. Petr Pala(CZE)/Pavel Vizner(CZE)

Not before 7:00 PM

Fernando Gonzales(CHI) vs. Ivo Minar(CZE)
about 20 minutes break
Christophe Rochus(BEL)/Olivier Rochus(BEL) vs. Jordan Kerr(AUS)/Travis Parrott(USA)

Court 4

Starting at 12:00 NOON

Jarkko Nieminen(FIN) vs. Paul Goldstein(USA)
Olivier Rochus(BEL) vs. Jan Hernych(CZE)
Robert Lindstedt(SWE)/Jarkko Nieminen(FIN) vs. Dominik Hrbaty(SVK)/Jaroslav Levinsky(CZE)

Court 6

Starting at 12:00 NOON

Alberto Martin(ESP) vs. Stanislas Wawrinka(SUI)
Florian Mayer(GER) vs. Robin Vik(CZE)

NicoFan
01-10-2006, 02:38 PM
From Radio Cooperativa - an interview with Nico after the match. :)

The number two of Chile related that modified his strategy to be able to defeat for the first time al Slovak, its rival one in the Cup Davis matches in February next. "I have many more chances in clay", said.

The Slovak Dominik Hrbaty (15º) was one of the black beasts of Nicolas Massú (65º) in the circuit and the Chilean knew that he should do somewhat special to defeat it in the first round of the ATP of Auckland and on the New Zealand hardcourts he found the formula.

"I changed my tactic and I did him as never. I was perfect, but with a new strategy, striking with slice (effect of the ball when is struck upper downward. The characteristic is that is a defensive shot and with very little sting), that never used it and it did not improve. To conquer to Hrbaty had to do it and resulted me well because is a shot that not management and left me to the perfection", said Massú in statements to Al Air Free in Cooperative.

Massú was imposed for 6-2 and 6-4 to Hrbaty and will play the quarterfinals of the contest before the Belgian Christophe Rochus (44º).

"I did not win any player neither, not only by the fact that we will play with him in February, but because is one of the better in the ranking, comes to play the end of the Davis Cup and is in a great moment", maintained Massú.

The viñamarino clarified that will be very different when in front to Hrbaty between the 10 and 12 of February in the Crescent of Rancagua: "This has nothing to do with the Davis Cup because is a special pressure. They will have 14 thousand people... in another court, in clay and playing for the country".

"If I beat him in hardcourts, I have many more chances in clay. It is a good one deliver immediately, but one must be careful because does not signify that be insured the triumph", added.

Massú commented that felt very well physically: "I ran a lot and I felt well. Hrbaty is a rival very hard one, that hits a lot and I am very I please because never he had earned him before. In an only they parted I showed that I am with an incredible confidence".

It consulted if will continue with the same strategy, the double Olympic champion indicated: "I changed a little the tactic, but play of fund is going to be always the same one. Rochus plays quite different to Hrbaty, removes less and perhaps is more talented. The tennis is a sport from day by day and all can change a lot of".

Massú also dedicated a paragraph to his harmful campaign 2005: "All last year was with injuries. I arrived Monday or Tuesday and did not know if could play because hurt me here or there. In general me did not feel well and could not stop for the matter of the ranking. The holidays was the best than me could pass".

(Cooperative.cl)

adee-gee
01-10-2006, 02:46 PM
I must confess, I'm impressed by that result, I really didn't expect him to win. The draw has opened up quite nicely for him as well :)

LOVELY
01-10-2006, 06:12 PM
I'm a bit late but anyway congrats Nico :yeah:

Sparko1030
01-10-2006, 06:55 PM
I'm late too Lovely! But a big YEAY!!!!! :bounce: for Nico! I stayed up for the match-everytime I thought I was going to go to bed I found a score so I couldn't leave! So happy for Nico. He sounds so confindent in the post match interview-what a wonderful difference from most of last year!

Now, Good Luck to Nico against Rochus!!! :kiss: You can do it again Nico!!!

enqvistfan
01-10-2006, 08:10 PM
Congrats Nico, great to read that he won :)

RogiFan88
01-10-2006, 09:43 PM
Great win for Nico over Hrbaty who usually shines at this tourney, either winning it or going deep!! ;)

Sue
01-10-2006, 10:06 PM
Congrats to Nico.....lets hope its the start of a great year for him!

DhammaTiger
01-10-2006, 10:12 PM
Wonderful start for Nico, a great win and a good beginning to the season. Vamos Nico.

DhammaTiger
01-10-2006, 10:19 PM
YEAY FOR MY NICO!!!!!!!!!!!

I'M SOOOOOOOOOOOOO HAPPY!!!

:bounce: :bounce:

I feel bad now - I slept through it! :eek: But I was there in spirit with him. :lol: Of course superstitution - now I have to sleep through his next match. ;)
NicoFan, I am sure you are over the moon and deservedly so :) :) . Personal congratultions for Nico's win, I am so happy :D :D for both of you. As a zen poem says rain after long drought... :o ( i forgot the rest) Anyway you deserve this and may he keep on winning. Buena suerte vursus C.Rochus.

Fergie
01-10-2006, 10:58 PM
I'm so happy for Nico!!! :woohoo:

He really worked hard and deserved a good win! :D

NicoFan
01-10-2006, 11:38 PM
NicoFan, I am sure you are over the moon and deservedly so :) :) . Personal congratultions for Nico's win, I am so happy :D :D for both of you. As a zen poem says rain after long drought... :o ( i forgot the rest) Anyway you deserve this and may he keep on winning. Buena suerte vursus C.Rochus.

Gracias Ali! :hug:

I am over the moon about it - and hope that tonight we'll have another victory!

kidnicky
01-11-2006, 03:45 AM
Hey guess what!! Nico won against Rochus!!!! 6-4 6-2

Yeay!!!! :woohoo: I'm so damn happy!!! Jumping and screaming :bounce:

He desearve this!! after the crapy year he desearve it!!! Vamos sweetie!!!! We love you!!!

Grande Nico!!! :rocker2:

NicoFan
01-11-2006, 03:47 AM
Nico won he won he won!!!!!!!!!!!!!

:woohoo: :woohoo:

Beat C. Rochus 6-4, 6-2!!!!

Yeay for NICO! :bounce:

So proud of our guy! :hug:

Sparko1030
01-11-2006, 03:48 AM
:woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo:

Way to go Nico!!!! Awesome win!!!!! This is so great-two good wins in a row!!! So proud!!! :kiss:

*Ljubica*
01-11-2006, 06:38 AM
Very well done Nico :) Another good win to wake up to!! Especially good for me because it was over one of the ghastly Rochus brothers :devil: - sorry but I can't stand the Rochus Brothers! :p

DhammaTiger
01-11-2006, 10:39 AM
Double congratulations to Nico and all his fans, especially NIcoFan. You guys really deserve it. May he keep on winningand keep on making us happy. I don't want to say anything more in case i give him the evil eye (just kidding).

adee-gee
01-11-2006, 12:07 PM
Nico :rocker2: another good win :yeah:

NicoFan
01-11-2006, 01:11 PM
Playing both singles and doubles!

It will be a tough match against Nieminen. But you can do it Nico!!!

And hopefully Rosie, they will beat the Rochus brothers in doubles. :devil:

Buena suerte Nico!!!

Stanislas Wawrinka(SUI) vs. Florian Mayer(GER)
Jarkko Nieminen(FIN) vs. Nicolas Massu(CHI)
Fernando Gonzales(CHI) vs. Mario Ancic(CRO)
Andrei Pavel(ROM)/Rogier Wassen(NED) vs. Jose Acasuso(ARG)/Sebastian Prieto(ARG)

Not before 7:00 PM

Olivier Rochus(BEL) vs. David Ferrer(ESP)
Fernando Gonzales(CHI)/Nicolas Massu(CHI) vs. Christophe Rochus(BEL)/Olivier Rochus(BEL)

Court 4
Not before 2:00 PM

Simon Aspelin(SWE)/Todd Perry(AUS) vs. Yves Allegro(SUI)/Stanislas Wawrinka(SUI)

Not before 4:00 PM

Robert Lindstedt(SWE)/Jarkko Nieminen(FIN) vs. Robin Vik(CZE)/Tomas Zib(CZE)

NicoFan
01-11-2006, 02:40 PM
You all need to read Angelical's post #176 on Fernando's Auckland thread on his forum.

I would have just died if I was kissed by Nico!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :woohoo:

Fergie
01-11-2006, 02:57 PM
Well done Nico, another good match! :yeah:

Good luck against Jarkko, vamos!!! :bounce:

Sparko1030
01-11-2006, 03:03 PM
Good Luck to Nico against Nieminen!!! :kiss: You can do it again !!!
VAMOS!!!

Conita
01-11-2006, 06:55 PM
im soo excited!!
Nico is comming back to what he used to be and more!!!
im so pleased he is doing well!!!!!!
i love him, he and Gonzalez make me even more proud to be a Chilean
:D
hope he can beat Nieminem next round
i know i'll be cheering from my pc (no transmittion in the uk :/)
xD

VAMOS NICO!!!

NicoFan
01-11-2006, 08:01 PM
Alonso is doing the PYW game for the Auckland QFs.

If you have time, vote for Nico and Fernando.

LOVELY
01-11-2006, 08:07 PM
Late again but well done Nico :bigclap: and good luck for your next match :) vaaaamoooossss!!!!! :bounce:

kidnicky
01-12-2006, 01:53 AM
Well you all know that Nico lost against Jarkko, I'm sad but very proud of him!

He did it great in Auckland and we all could see what we wanted, a healthy and confident Nico showing the best of his tennis again, so Bravo Nico!!! :hug:

On to Aus Open now :rocker2: Thanks for this great QF's!! You're the best chico!! :kiss:

NicoFan
01-12-2006, 02:45 AM
Nico did do great in Auckland, and I'm very proud of him. :hug:

From what I've heard, he's got to work on his backhand, but that's always been his weak spot (kind of like Andy).

The score was 3-6, 6-7 (4). He was almost breaking Jarkko, couldn't quite do it, then had one bad game, and boom, there went the 1st set. But he fought back hard in the 2nd set.

Onward to the Oz Open!

GonzoFan
01-12-2006, 02:59 AM
you can see some highlight of Nico' match against Rochus in

www.tvnz.co.uk

GonzoFan
01-12-2006, 03:07 AM
sorry ... wrong link ...

it's www.tvnz.co.nz

angelical
01-12-2006, 04:21 AM
Jarkko broke Nico in that crucial 7th game, it was a bad call... (I personally thought it was in but no). I think he lost his concentration from there and lost the set but almost brought it back to one set all in the 2nd... but still, he played fantastically well!!! There's still the doubles with Gonzo against the Rochus brothers tonight...

Auckland has really enjoyed having him here and I hope he comes back :p

Sparko1030
01-12-2006, 05:43 AM
Even though Nico lost tonight like everyone I'm happy how he did in Auckland. It sounds like he's playing well and with confidence that is what important. Very proud how he fought and didn't give up-as Conita said he is coming back to what he used to be before the injuries! Couldn't ask more of him! :kiss:

And thanks again Angelical for all your reports! Its great to know Nico is appreciated in your country!

(a later report from Angelical on Fena's board says that the chicos pulled out of the doubles match due to an injury of Fena's-shoulder. Hope all will be well with Fena.)

*Ljubica*
01-12-2006, 06:31 AM
Guess I can only add to what everyone else is saying. I am sad that Nico lost - but generally happy with his overall performance in Auckland. Jarkko is a good player - it is no disgrace to lose to him, and the score was close. Good Luck in Melbourne Nico :hug:

NicoFan
01-12-2006, 03:07 PM
Here's an interview with him in Radio Cooperativa:

The number two national declared his match by the rout before the Finnish Jarkko Nieminen, in QFs of Auckland, who in his judgment "played better in the important moments".

The Chilean Nicolas Massú (65º) finished sad the encounter before the Finnish Jarkko Nieminen (29º), therefore in his judgment he was scarce the difference between him and the player that conquered him for 6-3 and 7-6 (4).

"The truth is that I played well and the other he played better, there is not nothing but to say. I mistook me three times and I lost the match, he was a he break in all the match and the truth he is that that was what happened", indicated the viñamarino in dialogue with Gonzalo Prada in Auckland, for Al Air Free in Cooperative.

Beyond the rout, Massú was shown satisfied with the to reborn that had in New Zealand, where broke a gust of wind of six falls in the first consecutive round, what finished 2005.

"When you are with physical problems and in pain is not easy to play. Now I am healthy and the thing changes. In this level all the players are difficult and today (Wednesday, Thursday in New Zealand) I lost a very tight match that also I could have won, but I did not win because he played better in the important moments. But I am very tranquil", maintained. (Cooperative.cl)

DhammaTiger
01-12-2006, 03:44 PM
Nico :sad: :sad: :sad: Looking at the positive, he has a couple of days extra to rest and be sparklingly fresh at AO :cool:

Conita
01-12-2006, 09:08 PM
nico lost :(((
well on the postive side just like he said in the interview he played well!
and im soo pleased for that
he just needed this matches to get his level high up again!
lets just hope that he gets a nice draw for the AO

AGUANTE NICO MASSU!!

:D

LOVELY
01-12-2006, 09:28 PM
:awww: sorry for Nico but he did great in Auckland this week so let's be positive for the AO :)

Fergie
01-12-2006, 11:02 PM
I'm really proud of Nico, he played some good matchs ... And lost yesterday in a closed match, well done Nico! :hug:

NicoFan
01-13-2006, 01:17 AM
Draw is out!!!

A QUALIFIER in the first round.

Second round - winner of Berdych/Bobby Reynolds. That will be tough, but one step at a time.

Here's the link:

http://www.australianopen.com/en_AU/scores/draws/ms/r1s4.html

Sparko1030
01-13-2006, 02:07 AM
Not too bad of a draw-Nico can do well there I think. :D Fingers crossed!

+alonso
01-13-2006, 06:52 AM
Yeah! I'm soo happy! Nico got some matches in Auckland and now He's taking his time for a rest! :cool: He also got a Qualifier in R1 which is great :cool:
The best of the luck for him :D

kidnicky
01-13-2006, 06:51 PM
not a bad draw but we'll see

Buena Suerte Nico!!!! Vamoos!!! :rocker2:

LOVELY
01-13-2006, 08:18 PM
good luck Nico :bounce: not a bad draw ;)

Fergie
01-13-2006, 10:18 PM
Vamos Nico, you can do it!!! :bounce:

Conita
01-14-2006, 01:07 AM
woohoo
qualy first round!!

goo nico gooo
:D


vamos q se puede nicoo
con todo al AO!!!

GonzoFan
01-14-2006, 06:31 AM
Court 8 Start Time 11.00 AM


Men's Singles - 1st Rnd.
Lars Burgsmuller (GER) vs. Rainer Schuettler (GER)

followed by

Women's Singles - 1st Rnd.
Emmanuelle Gagliardi (SUI) vs. Galina Voskoboeva (RUS)

Men's Singles - 1st Rnd.
Gilles Simon (FRA) vs. Nicolas Massu (CHI)

Women's Singles - 1st Rnd.
Mashona Washington (USA)vs. Jelena Kostanic (CRO)

+alonso
01-14-2006, 06:37 AM
Thanks Maria Jose :hug:
C'mon Nicolas

kidnicky
01-14-2006, 04:31 PM
Vamos Nico tu puedes!!! :bounce: Buena suerte!! :rocker2:

Thanks for the oop!

NicoFan
01-14-2006, 05:45 PM
Thanks Maria Jose! :hug:

I'm soooo excited!!! You can do it Nico!!! :bounce: :bounce:

*Ljubica*
01-14-2006, 05:52 PM
This match will start at about 5.00am for me - so I may catch some of it while I'm getting ready for work! Vamos Nico :bounce:

NicoFan
01-14-2006, 06:18 PM
Elea and Lovely :wavey:

If you're around - do you know anything about Gilles Simon?

LOVELY
01-14-2006, 08:40 PM
:wavey: Well Gilles Simon plays a lot of Challengers and he won the Noumea challenger (hard) last year(versus Bjôrn Phau) and this year too(versus Rik De Voest :shrug: ).I 've never seen him play so I don't know his game...sorry I can't help you more :shrug:

NicoFan
01-14-2006, 09:41 PM
:wavey: Well Gilles Simon plays a lot of Challengers and he won the Noumea challenger (hard) last year(versus Bjôrn Phau) and this year too(versus Rik De Voest :shrug: ).I 've never seen him play so I don't know his game...sorry I can't help you more :shrug:

Gracias Lovely :hug:

I don't think Nico will have a problem with him - especially if he plays lots of challengers.

LOVELY
01-14-2006, 11:49 PM
I admit that I won't be patriotic for that match :o
Sorry mister Simon but vaaaamoooos Nico!!!! :devil:

Eléa
01-15-2006, 02:40 PM
I can't tell you more about Simon, i believe i already saw him playing but as you can guessed, he didn't let me a great impression! :lol:
I'm sure Nico will beat him ;)

NicoFan
01-15-2006, 10:31 PM
I'm sure Nico will beat him too...but I'm still nervous!!! :eek:

Its these slam dunks that are supposed to be so easy that make me the craziest. When he plays someone tough, if he loses, its okay. But these easy guys, he has to win!

Sparko1030
01-16-2006, 04:20 AM
Thanks for the info Lovely and Elea :bigwave: I'm not always very partriotic either when it comes to tennis Lovely! :lol: (at least I have James on my short list)

Not sure I'm going to stay up for Nico's match even though its not very late for me...I hate being sick! :awww: And I hate missing Nico's matches....but a BIG GOOD LUCK to him!!! :kiss: You can do it Nico!!! VAMOS!!!

*Ljubica*
01-16-2006, 08:02 AM
Thanks for the info Lovely and Elea :bigwave: I'm not always very partriotic either when it comes to tennis Lovely! :lol: (at least I have James on my short list)

Not sure I'm going to stay up for Nico's match even though its not very late for me...I hate being sick! :awww: And I hate missing Nico's matches....but a BIG GOOD LUCK to him!!! :kiss: You can do it Nico!!! VAMOS!!!

Hope you feel better soon :hug: I am at work - Nico was 2 sets down but has just won the 3rd and is fighting back. I am trying to follow the live scoreboard as much as I can without being too obvious in the office :p - Vamos Nico :)

+alonso
01-16-2006, 09:24 AM
Nico :eek: :rocker2:
6-7 2-6 6-3 6-4 3-4

adee-gee
01-16-2006, 09:32 AM
Nico came back from 2 sets down, and broke to lead 3-1 in the fifth. And then loses 5 straight games to lose the match :crying2:

*Ljubica*
01-16-2006, 10:34 AM
:sad: So sad about this result after such a great fightback :bigcry: Guess he was just tired - it was a such a long match for someone who hasn't played so much recently :sad: Hope Nico can take only positive things (like the fightback) out of this match and not be too sad or negative. Big :hug: to everyone here.

Eléa
01-16-2006, 10:58 AM
I followed the live scores too.. I'm so sorry for all the Massu fans :sad:
I add my hugs to those from Rosie :hug: :hug: Hope Gonzo will do better tomorrow :rolleyes:

NicoFan
01-16-2006, 12:46 PM
Absolutely no excuse for this loss. None.

I'm not cold hearted. I've followed Nico since the 2002 US Open, and I rarely get mad at him when he loses.

Nico was handed a first round gift by the tennis gods. Gilles Simon is ranked 100+ in the world and spends 95% of his time playing challengers.

No excuses in 2006. He is in shape, he has no injuries, and he has a great team around him.

How he could lose the first two sets is a mystery to me. How he can be up a break in the 5th and then lose 5 games in a row against a guy like Simon is mindboggling.

DhammaTiger
01-16-2006, 01:07 PM
Absolutely no excuse for this loss. None.

I'm not cold hearted. I've followed Nico since the 2002 US Open, and I rarely get mad at him when he loses.

Nico was handed a first round gift by the tennis gods. Gilles Simon is ranked 100+ in the world and spends 95% of his time playing challengers.

No excuses in 2006. He is in shape, he has no injuries, and he has a great team around him.

How he could lose the first two sets is a mystery to me. How he can be up a break in the 5th and then lose 5 games in a row against a guy like Simon is mindblogging.
:hug::hug::hug::smooch:

Fergie
01-16-2006, 03:09 PM
Absolutely no excuse for this loss. None.

No excuses in 2006. He is in shape, he has no injuries, and he has a great team around him.
Nico still needs more confidence in his game, that's all ;)

Great fight Nico but wasn't enough :sad:

NicoFan
01-16-2006, 04:49 PM
Nico still needs more confidence in his game, that's all ;)

Great fight Nico but wasn't enough :sad:

It was good fight to come back which is good to see after what happened during the fall, but I stand by what I said.

These are the losses that make me insane.

RogiFan88
01-16-2006, 05:06 PM
Poor Nico... I hope he can regain his form very soon. ;)

LOVELY
01-16-2006, 06:26 PM
:awww: poor Nico...what a fight :eek:
a big :hug: to all the Massu fans

enqvistfan
01-16-2006, 06:28 PM
Sad for the Massu fans, I thought he would have won. As Nicofan said, Nico could win against Gilles Simon. Good luck for the next tournaments, Nico. I cross my fingers now for Gonzo.

Sparko1030
01-16-2006, 08:41 PM
:bigcry: really can't add much to all that has been said...certainly not what anyone thought would happen...hope Nico gets his act back togather for Vina.

Sparko1030
01-16-2006, 08:46 PM
Hope you feel better soon :hug: I am at work - Nico was 2 sets down but has just won the 3rd and is fighting back. I am trying to follow the live scoreboard as much as I can without being too obvious in the office :p - Vamos Nico :)

Thanks Rosie-I'm feeling a bit better today. I was crazy enough to stay up for his first set but had to call it a night after that. Poor Nico...its great to see he fought back but too bad he couldn't quite pull it off.

Fergie
01-16-2006, 10:45 PM
These are the losses that make me insane.
I know, seems like Nico is still working with our patience ;)

NicoFan
01-17-2006, 12:03 AM
I know, seems like Nico is still working with our patience ;)

Yup.

:lol:

Took me all day, but finally not crazed about it. Can never stay upset with Nico long.

Just feel sad for our sweetie now. :sad:

He worked hard to come back, and that's so important. Hopefully next time he can pull it out.

adee-gee
01-17-2006, 10:57 AM
It was good fight to come back which is good to see after what happened during the fall, but I stand by what I said.

These are the losses that make me insane.
:hug: I find it's losses like these that make me like a player more. Why do you think I like PHM so much :lol:

Murray and Djokovic are testing my patience at the moment :o

NicoFan
01-17-2006, 02:28 PM
:hug: I find it's losses like these that make me like a player more. Why do you think I like PHM so much :lol:

Murray and Djokovic are testing my patience at the moment :o

:lol:

Normallly it makes me like them more too - the perfection of Roger is annoying (sorry Fergie! ;) ).

But I think that I got so psyched over Nico's off season work, then he started so well in Auckland, that I thought he would kick Simon's butt all over the court.

I don't want to jinx anyone else so I won't say who else I'm rooting for in the Oz Open. A tournament I now hate. :(

NicoFan
01-17-2006, 02:29 PM
FYI - Nico isn't playing doubles. I wonder why. ???

adee-gee
01-17-2006, 02:43 PM
:lol:

Normallly it makes me like them more too - the perfection of Roger is annoying (sorry Fergie! ;) ).

But I think that I got so psyched over Nico's off season work, then he started so well in Auckland, that I thought he would kick Simon's butt all over the court.

I don't want to jinx anyone else so I won't say who else I'm rooting for in the Oz Open. A tournament I now hate. :(
Exactly, supporting Roger is :zzz: none of his wins excite you because he's expected to win the whole time. You should take up following Mathieu Montcourt :p

I know what you mean, it's obviously a bad loss for him but the most important time of the year I guess is during the clay court season. As long as he's injury free he'll be ok.

P.S. I hate the Aussie Open too :(

NicoFan
01-17-2006, 03:44 PM
Exactly, supporting Roger is :zzz: none of his wins excite you because he's expected to win the whole time. You should take up following Mathieu Montcourt :p

I know what you mean, it's obviously a bad loss for him but the most important time of the year I guess is during the clay court season. As long as he's injury free he'll be ok.

P.S. I hate the Aussie Open too :(

:lol: It is a snooze. But I better come to your chat thread to say things about Roger or Fergie will never speak to me again. ;)

Yes, no injuries. That's the most important. Especially after Nico's injury filled year last year, and now especially with Fernando's shoulder bothering him. If it not one of my chicos, its the other. :sad:

Hmmm... Montcourt - he's not from Spain or South America so no can follow him. I already broke my rules by admitting Andy, James and Sebbie into my favorites list. :eek: But I will definitely root for him to win as long as he isn't playing one of my chicos. :)

adee-gee
01-17-2006, 03:55 PM
:lol: It is a snooze. But I better come to your chat thread to say things about Roger or Fergie will never speak to me again. ;)

Yes, no injuries. That's the most important. Especially after Nico's injury filled year last year, and now especially with Fernando's shoulder bothering him. If it not one of my chicos, its the other. :sad:

Hmmm... Montcourt - he's not from Spain or South America so no can follow him. I already broke my rules by admitting Andy, James and Sebbie into my favorites list. :eek: But I will definitely root for him to win as long as he isn't playing one of my chicos. :)
:lol: it's all true though ;)

Injuries suck, all my favourites have had bad injury problems....Rafa, Andy R, Andy M, Coria etc. Oh and Nico :p

You're only allowed to like people from Spain or South America? :sad: Ok, as long as you want him to win when he's not playing one of your chico's I'm happy :D

NicoFan
01-17-2006, 04:23 PM
:lol: it's all true though ;)

Injuries suck, all my favourites have had bad injury problems....Rafa, Andy R, Andy M, Coria etc. Oh and Nico :p

You're only allowed to like people from Spain or South America? :sad: Ok, as long as you want him to win when he's not playing one of your chico's I'm happy :D

Of course and Nico. ;) :lol:

Yup, can only root for Spaniards and South Americans. They are my beloved clay courters. :hug: With a couple of exceptions.

adee-gee
01-17-2006, 04:29 PM
Of course and Nico. ;) :lol:

Yup, can only root for Spaniards and South Americans. They are my beloved clay courters. :hug: With a couple of exceptions.
What's an American doing liking clay? :o

NicoFan
01-17-2006, 04:53 PM
What's an American doing liking clay? :o

Hmmm...well its not to logical, but it makes sense to me. ;) :lol:

I hate Pete Sampras. I feel that he destroyed the game for awhile with his all power serve game. (I like longer rallies using strategy to move your opponent around.) And the only place where he couldn't use it was on clay. So I started watching the clay tournaments more, Guga arrived on the scene, and he got me interested in knowing more about the other clay players. Then came Carlos, JC, my beloved Nico :hug:, Fernando G, and now all of them.

So now I have this thing against hardcourt players. I know silly but hey what can I say. :shrug: And all the great clay courters come from Spain and South America.

kidnicky
01-17-2006, 08:12 PM
No, I didn't die after that match but I needed time to recover myself besides I have a lot of work so yes, I'm still here and I'm still supporting Nico 100% :hug:

NicoFan and Adee gee knows to much about tennis so I don't have any intention to put my nose into your posts but I'll only add something ... Latin american players are good in everything grass, clay, hardcourt, indoors, outdoors so that's why NicoFan love them LOL! :lol:

I know I know that I'm latin and I'm not pretty objective about it but it's true!!!!

Sparko1030
01-17-2006, 09:13 PM
Hi Kid :wavey: Myself I've been too influenced by Nicofan to be objective lol! But really, claycourt is more exciting to watch as far as I'm concerned. As I've said before I like Andy but his game can be a bit of a yawn :yawn: IMO. And you are right Kid-it seems a lot of the LA and Spanish players can play other surfaces but don't get credit for it. Take Fena for example-3 championships on three different surfaces last year, and I wouldn't bet against Nalby just on any court lol! Perhaps its just easier for tennis 'experts' (journalists) to lump them all togather then they don't have to take the time to know anything... ;) (I'm in a bit of a mood today so I'm ready to gripe about pretty much anything today :boxing: ) :)

NicoFan
01-17-2006, 11:16 PM
:yeah: Kid and Sparko!

Definitely some Spaniards and latin players are good on every surface. Guille, JC, Carlos, Fernando, and our Nico even who won the Olympics on hard. And players like Feli and David N. who prefer hard - Feli hates clay!

I think all Nico and Fernando fans are in a mood today - what a sucky Oz Open. :sad: And all this controversy surrounding Fernando's match and its not even his fault. No, he didn't behave perfectly but sounds like he was provoked into (GonzoFan is a sweetie and I trust her version of events, and tennis724 admitted that Alex behaves like that) and then hurt on top of it.

Hey Adam - I'm watching the Hingis match - she looks good. Like they said, her serve is too slow, but it will come back. But had to feel sorry for Zvonareva - that poor girl always cries on the court. Mary Carillo was right - she needs a good sports pyschologist - you just can't cry on the court as points are being played. :lol:

kidnicky
01-17-2006, 11:44 PM
Hi Sparko and NicoFan :wavey:

How could Feli hate clay courts?? Clay is just the best!!! I'm new in the tennis world but I almost cry when I saw the tournaments in grass, sooo boring!!! :yawn: You can see the real talent in clay, 'cause you can use techniques, different effects in the serve and let me tell you that I adore Nico's flexibility on clay. I know that i'm not beign objective again, 'cause I adore Nico, but that's true!! most of the clay specialist are very flexible and is just amazing to see them play.

I read something about that poor girl crying, you could see what would happen if I were a professional tennis player :lol: but I guess that I'd scream a lot before start to cry.

NicoFan
01-17-2006, 11:52 PM
Grass is the worse. Such a irrelevant surface. I've always hated it. And after going to Wimbledon, I thought all that green - they need a little ORANGE clay to spice it up a bit!!! :lol:

Yes indeed, our cute Feli dislike the dirt. I know...amazing.

I would definitely be a racquet thrower if I were a tennis player. Actually, I'd kind of be like Nico...throwing racquets, yelling and screaming. Maybe that's why I like him. :lol:

+alonso
01-17-2006, 11:59 PM
:yeah: Kid and Sparko!

Hey Adam - I'm watching the Hingis match - she looks good. Like they said, her serve is too slow, but it will come back. But had to feel sorry for Zvonareva - that poor girl always cries on the court. Mary Carillo was right - she needs a good sports pyschologist - you just can't cry on the court as points are being played. :lol:


Totally.. Yesterday I saw Hingis/Zvonareva and I felt bad for Zvonareva, She was crying a lot ... Poor her! :sad: Let's hope she can find a nice pyschologist

+alonso
01-18-2006, 12:01 AM
Oh I forgot.. Fena and Nico are not playing doubles together due Fena's shoulder injury ;)

NicoFan
01-18-2006, 12:07 AM
Oh I forgot.. Fena and Nico are not playing doubles together due Fena's shoulder injury ;)


I saw that...so sad. :sad:

Poor Fernando. :hug:

Poor Nico cuz he needed the court time, but obviously Fernando's shoulder is more important right now.

Too bad Nico wouldn't consider playing a challenger. But I know that he won't so can't wish for it. But I don't know why he won't. Last year when Chela, Zab, and Calleri went down in the rankings, they played challengers to get back up again.

+alonso
01-18-2006, 12:20 AM
I saw that...so sad. :sad:

Poor Fernando. :hug:

Poor Nico cuz he needed the court time, but obviously Fernando's shoulder is more important right now.

Too bad Nico wouldn't consider playing a challenger. But I know that he won't so can't wish for it. But I don't know why he won't. Last year when Chela, Zab, and Calleri went down in the rankings, they played challengers to get back up again.
:shrug: Yep, I've thought n that possibility but We know Nico won't do it!
The only thing I'm hoping is Nico winning confidence and Fena's injury gets well ASAP.
I'm so scared, What if Nico rises up in the ranking and Fena start to go down? ! I,ve thought it 'cause 04 Was Nico's year and 05 Was Fena's year but there's has not been a nice thing for both in the same year. :shrug:
Bad feelings coming on my head..:sad:

NicoFan
01-18-2006, 01:17 AM
:shrug: Yep, I've thought n that possibility but We know Nico won't do it!
The only thing I'm hoping is Nico winning confidence and Fena's injury gets well ASAP.
I'm so scared, What if Nico rises up in the ranking and Fena start to go down? ! I,ve thought it 'cause 04 Was Nico's year and 05 Was Fena's year but there's has not been a nice thing for both in the same year. :shrug:
Bad feelings coming on my head..:sad:

I'm glad someone else thought of it too. But will never happen especially since there are only two possibilities for challengers next week - one in Delray Beach on hard (he needs clay), and one in Vina - he'd never play a challenger at home at this stage of his career.

And also had the same thoughts about Nico and Fernando and how they'll do. They never do well at teh same time ever. Like you said if Nico goes good, Fer isn't good. If Fer is good, Nico isn't.

Fernando is scaring me cuz of this shoulder thing. Not good at all. :sad:

And I'm worried about DC - though Fer's health is more important - but still I want Chile to win. Nico can't do it on his own - they both have to be there if Chile is going to beat Slovakia.

kidnicky
01-18-2006, 04:32 AM
I think that Alonso and NicoFan told what I've been thinking too, about challengers and about Feña's shoulder, hopefully this time off will help him a lot 'cause I'm tired that one of them has to have a crapy year and the other has to have a good year. I want good years for both!!!

Well I'm too freacked out right now to try to post more, you know why NicoFan!! :sad:

*Ljubica*
01-18-2006, 08:29 AM
I hate to see you guys so sad :sad: Here is a :hug: from me - hope it all sorts itself out soon.

adee-gee
01-18-2006, 10:02 AM
NicoFan and Adee gee knows to much about tennis so I don't have any intention to put my nose into your posts but I'll only add something ... Latin american players are good in everything grass, clay, hardcourt, indoors, outdoors so that's why NicoFan love them LOL! :lol:
Latin Americans good on grass :eek: I think that's stretching it a bit. A couple of them are ok, Gonzo is probably the best on quicker surfaces.

adee-gee
01-18-2006, 10:03 AM
Hey Adam - I'm watching the Hingis match - she looks good. Like they said, her serve is too slow, but it will come back. But had to feel sorry for Zvonareva - that poor girl always cries on the court. Mary Carillo was right - she needs a good sports pyschologist - you just can't cry on the court as points are being played. :lol:
I love watching Hingis. It's almost unthinkable for me but I'm almost taking more interest in the women's draw than the men! Hingis and Ivanovic have my full support. Zvonareva is slightly wrong in the head, I think she needs more than a good sport psychologist :lol: she should take Dokic along too!

NicoFan
01-18-2006, 02:25 PM
Nalby is good on grass! :lol: But yes, we'll have to leave grass out and only include hard and clay for the latinos.

I think half the players need sports psychologists. ;)

I like the women's side this year too - I really like HH - I want to see her back in the #1 spot again. The last couple year's I could barely stand watching the women because it was just so boring. But with HH back, if Mauresmo can keep it together headwise, Hingis, some of the Russians, etc. s/b exciting. To bad the Williams sisters let themselves lose their game like they did - then we really would have had a race.

NicoFan
01-18-2006, 02:26 PM
I hate to see you guys so sad :sad: Here is a :hug: from me - hope it all sorts itself out soon.

Gracias Rosie. Our Nico will be fine. :hug: I hope. :eek:

adee-gee
01-18-2006, 05:12 PM
Nalby is good on grass! :lol: But yes, we'll have to leave grass out and only include hard and clay for the latinos.

I think half the players need sports psychologists. ;)

I like the women's side this year too - I really like HH - I want to see her back in the #1 spot again. The last couple year's I could barely stand watching the women because it was just so boring. But with HH back, if Mauresmo can keep it together headwise, Hingis, some of the Russians, etc. s/b exciting. To bad the Williams sisters let themselves lose their game like they did - then we really would have had a race.
Yeah I suppose Nalbandian passes as good on grass.

I'm not too keen on HH. She's good to watch, her backhand is :hearts: but as a person I don't really like her. She comes across as a bit of a bitch. Plus she snubbed me when I asked her for a pic at Wimbledon :ras:

NicoFan
01-18-2006, 05:45 PM
I'm not too keen on HH. She's good to watch, her backhand is :hearts: but as a person I don't really like her. She comes across as a bit of a bitch. Plus she snubbed me when I asked her for a pic at Wimbledon :ras:

:lol: If you go by that criteria, you won't be able to root for any of the women. They're all bitchy divas. :eek: Well - almost all. ;)

kidnicky
01-18-2006, 06:19 PM
Yeah I suppose Nalbandian passes as good on grass.

I'm not too keen on HH. She's good to watch, her backhand is :hearts: but as a person I don't really like her. She comes across as a bit of a bitch. Plus she snubbed me when I asked her for a pic at Wimbledon :ras:

A big :ras: to her for not taking a pic for you Adee Gee.

adee-gee
01-19-2006, 08:25 PM
A big :ras: to her for not taking a pic for you Adee Gee.
I think she was worried that standing next to someone as handsome as me would make her look ugly ;)

kidnicky
01-19-2006, 10:16 PM
I think she was worried that standing next to someone as handsome as me would make her look ugly ;)

Oh you're right!! I forgot that, well it was a shame that she didn't take advantage of having a picture standing next to you, I think that you don't have that kind of chance everyday right?? ;)

Still a big :ras: to her!

NicoFan
01-20-2006, 01:17 AM
I think she was worried that standing next to someone as handsome as me would make her look ugly ;)


You're a nut...but a cute one. :hug: :lol:

*Ljubica*
01-20-2006, 10:03 AM
Yeah I suppose Nalbandian passes as good on grass.

I'm not too keen on HH. She's good to watch, her backhand is :hearts: but as a person I don't really like her. She comes across as a bit of a bitch. Plus she snubbed me when I asked her for a pic at Wimbledon :ras:
Neither do I Adam :devil: JH-H is a bitch in my opinion too :devil: But, as others have said, - I'm not surprised she didn't have her picture taken with you - your beauty would have made her look far too plain........ :p

adee-gee
01-20-2006, 10:58 AM
You're a nut...but a cute one. :hug: :lol:
Me a nut!?!? Never!

NicoFan
01-20-2006, 01:12 PM
Me a nut!?!? Never!

:lol: But I did say that you were a cute one. ;)

btw - I thought you had lost that bet on Santoro. I couldn't believe it when I saw this morning that he pulled it out last night. When I went to bed, Gaston was up 2-0 in the 5th, and I figured it was over.

You even had me rooting for Santoro even though I like Gaston - sorry Elea and Lovely :eek: - because I didn't want you to lose! :lol:

adee-gee
01-20-2006, 02:34 PM
:lol: But I did say that you were a cute one. ;)

btw - I thought you had lost that bet on Santoro. I couldn't believe it when I saw this morning that he pulled it out last night. When I went to bed, Gaston was up 2-0 in the 5th, and I figured it was over.

You even had me rooting for Santoro even though I like Gaston - sorry Elea and Lovely :eek: - because I didn't want you to lose! :lol:
Ok, I suppose I can accept being a cute nut :D

So did I! I must have aged about 25 years during that match. Eurosport showed the 5th set, my nails have totally gone now. It was almost as nerveracking as the RG final (I had a bomb riding on Rafa).

That's so sweet :smooch: will you cheer JCF, Guille and especially PHM tonight as well for me :angel:

NicoFan
01-20-2006, 02:49 PM
So did I! I must have aged about 25 years during that match. Eurosport showed the 5th set, my nails have totally gone now. It was almost as nerveracking as the RG final (I had a bomb riding on Rafa).

That's so sweet :smooch: will you cheer JCF, Guille and especially PHM tonight as well for me :angel:

Sure...no problema. :)

Though I like Luis too, but think PHM has a better chance of going further. At some point, Luis will be in over his head. Might be tonight though he'll give PHM a tough match.

Guille is playing Sebbie. I like both so normally I would be happy for the one that won, and sad for the one that lost. :eek: They're pretty even I think talent wise, though Guille obviously would have a bit of an edge if it were on clay. (And they both have sucky serves :lol: ). But I'll go for Guille for you! :p

*Ljubica*
01-20-2006, 02:50 PM
Ok, I suppose I can accept being a cute nut :D

So did I! I must have aged about 25 years during that match. Eurosport showed the 5th set, my nails have totally gone now. It was almost as nerveracking as the RG final (I had a bomb riding on Rafa).

That's so sweet :smooch: will you cheer JCF, Guille and especially PHM tonight as well for me :angel:
Personally - I will happily cheer for JCF and PHM for you - but NEVER "El Tramposo"- not ever - hell will freeze over first - Allez Grosjean!!!!!

adee-gee
01-20-2006, 02:51 PM
Sure...no problema. :)

Though I like Luis too, but think PHM has a better chance of going further. At some point, Luis will be in over his head. Might be tonight though he'll give PHM a tough match.

Guille is playing Sebbie. I like both so normally I would be happy for the one that won, and sad for the one that lost. :eek: They're pretty even I think talent wise, though Guille obviously would have a bit of an edge if it were on clay. (And they both have sucky serves :lol: ). But I'll go for Guille for you! :p
I like Horna as well, he's a fighter. But I like PHM more. :p

Seb is favourite to win tonight, I backed Guille because he was good odds. Tough match to call IMO.

adee-gee
01-20-2006, 02:52 PM
Personally - I will happily cheer for JCF and PHM for you - but NEVER "El Tramposo"- not ever - hell will freeze over first - Allez Grosjean!!!!!
El Tramposo :haha: :spit: :haha:

NicoFan
01-20-2006, 03:03 PM
Personally - I will happily cheer for JCF and PHM for you - but NEVER "El Tramposo"- not ever - hell will freeze over first - Allez Grosjean!!!!!

:haha: :haha:

I had a feeling you would have a comment. ;) I know how much you LOVE Guille! :devil:

Love it - El Tramposo!!! :lol:

I call Guille my lovable but oh so obnoxious pain in the ass. :angel:

NicoFan
01-20-2006, 03:04 PM
I'm surprised Kid hasn't made a comment - I know she LOVES Guille too! :lol:

kidnicky
01-20-2006, 03:05 PM
:lol: But I did say that you were a cute one. ;)

btw - I thought you had lost that bet on Santoro. I couldn't believe it when I saw this morning that he pulled it out last night. When I went to bed, Gaston was up 2-0 in the 5th, and I figured it was over.

You even had me rooting for Santoro even though I like Gaston - sorry Elea and Lovely :eek: - because I didn't want you to lose! :lol:

Glad that you won the beat Adee Gee, but NicoFan, you rooting for Santoro?? :eek: shame shame on you :rolleyes: ha ha!

And that was a great match, Gaston really fought hard but Santoro saved his energy for the last moment. Great match :yeah:

Adee Gee, NicoFan already loves you see?? ha ha! Just teasing! :p

*Ljubica*
01-20-2006, 03:07 PM
:haha: :haha:

I had a feeling you would have a comment. ;) I know how much you LOVE Guille! :devil:

Love it - El Tramposo!!! :lol:

I call Guille my lovable but oh so obnoxious pain in the ass. :angel:
"El Tramposo" is my polite name for him - there are many MANY more - but I wouldn't offend the delicate young ears here (especially yours sweet Adam ;) )

NicoFan
01-20-2006, 03:14 PM
"El Tramposo" is my polite name for him - there are many MANY more - but I wouldn't offend the delicate young ears here (especially yours sweet Adam ;) )

If we ever meet up at a tournament Rosie, I'll definitely have to hear them. ;) :lol:

Fergie
01-20-2006, 03:17 PM
"El Tramposo" is my polite name for him - there are many MANY more - but I wouldn't offend the delicate young ears here (especially yours sweet Adam ;) )
El Tramposo is the perfect name for Coria ... I really love him! :angel:

kidnicky
01-20-2006, 03:17 PM
I'm surprised Kid hasn't made a comment - I know she LOVES Guille too! :lol:

What?!?!?! I know is Friday NicoFan but are you lossing your mind??? You're at that match!!!! :eek: Sorry Adee Gee, I'll be rooting for you for the other 2 but never to that stupid assh*le!!!

He was one of my favourites until the last USO, ask NicoFan, I still make the finger to him everytime that I see him on TV :lol:

Shame, shame on you NicoFan, if Nico would see this he'd be very dissapointed.... :devil:

NicoFan
01-20-2006, 03:17 PM
Glad that you won the beat Adee Gee, but NicoFan, you rooting for Santoro?? :eek: shame shame on you :rolleyes: ha ha!

And that was a great match, Gaston really fought hard but Santoro saved his energy for the last moment. Great match :yeah:

Adee Gee, NicoFan already loves you see?? ha ha! Just teasing! :p

I know - shame on me! But I knew Adam was freaking so had to hope for Santoro. Plus Santoro is sooo funny. When I saw him practicing in Cincy and he jokingly gave Monfils the finger, he moved over to my honorable mention list! :lol:

But poor Gaston. :sad: He's such a sweetie. But clay is coming up, and he'll kick ass there. (Just hopefully not my Nico's :eek: )

NicoFan
01-20-2006, 03:20 PM
What?!?!?! I know is Friday NicoFan but are you lossing your mind??? You're at that match!!!! :eek: Sorry Adee Gee, I'll be rooting for you for the other 2 but never to that stupid assh*le!!!

He was one of my favourites until the last USO, ask NicoFan, I still make the finger to him everytime that I see him on TV :lol:

Shame, shame on you NicoFan, if Nico would see this he'd be very dissapointed.... :devil:

I know. :haha: I was just teasing.

Guille was mean to our Nico. :mad: But Nico will get him back someday. :devil: But normally, I think they get along. Though maybe not anymore. :lol: They're big boys...they can figure it out themselves. ;)

*Ljubica*
01-20-2006, 03:29 PM
What?!?!?! I know is Friday NicoFan but are you lossing your mind??? You're at that match!!!! :eek: Sorry Adee Gee, I'll be rooting for you for the other 2 but never to that stupid assh*le!!!

He was one of my favourites until the last USO, ask NicoFan, I still make the finger to him everytime that I see him on TV :lol:

Shame, shame on you NicoFan, if Nico would see this he'd be very dissapointed.... :devil:
:worship: :worship: Anyone who says that about The Weasel is my friend for life :worship: And I hated him long before the US Open fiasco - the Hamburg semi-final where he faked cramps against Gasrón did it for me :fiery:

NicoFan
01-20-2006, 03:30 PM
You know, there really aren't any players that I hate.

Probably the only one that comes close is Hewitt because of his comments to James and about South Americans.

There are others that I think are obnoxious, but they add personality to the game.

And some that I think are boring that put me to sleep.

And I love feuds between the players - if Fernando wasn't so hurting during the Alex match, that might have been amusing - I thought it was at first until I realized that Fernando was having so many physical problems. You have Guille against Nico. Guille against Fernando. Guille against Gaston. Guille against Luis. Guille against...well you get the point. ;) :lol: I used to love the old McEnroe/Connors feud - that was the best of all time. Good old fashion fun for the fans. :lol:

kidnicky
01-20-2006, 03:49 PM
Rosie :yeah: and I also forgot to mention when he didn't want to play against Nico in Dusselrdof saying that he was sick and he made Cañas play with temperature. Gaston was really pissed off about it, he said to the press that they can't be a team having Coria's attitude. I really like Gaston :lol:

Yes NicoFan, teasing right :p . Hopefully I'll be in the ocasion that Nico finally takes revenge of him!! :fiery:

And please don't even mention that Hewitt here, that's the king of the assh*les!! :lol:

*Ljubica*
01-20-2006, 05:29 PM
Rosie :yeah: and I also forgot to mention when he didn't want to play against Nico in Dusselrdof saying that he was sick and he made Cañas play with temperature. Gaston was really pissed off about it, he said to the press that they can't be a team having Coria's attitude. I really like Gaston :lol:

Yes NicoFan, teasing right :p . Hopefully I'll be in the ocasion that Nico finally takes revenge of him!! :fiery:

And please don't even mention that Hewitt here, that's the king of the assh*les!! :lol:
Gastón in my hero :yeah: Btw - did you read that David Nalbandian said he wouldnt play in a DC Team wth Coria any more because he made the atmosphere "difficult" :p As for H****t.......am I allowed to say " I love JUAN-IGNACIO CHELA" :bigclap: :bounce: :clap2:

kidnicky
01-20-2006, 05:45 PM
Gastón in my hero :yeah: Btw - did you read that David Nalbandian said he wouldnt play in a DC Team wth Coria any more because he made the atmosphere "difficult" :p As for H****t.......am I allowed to say " I love JUAN-IGNACIO CHELA" :bigclap: :bounce: :clap2:

I didn't know that!!! :worship: for David Nalbandian!! but for the other hand it's a real shame that Argentina could have complete his team just for the attitude of that stupid tramposo :p

Chela is great!!! He makes me laugh so much in his show Tennis Pro :lol: besides he's a good friend of Nico and he's the responsable that I got those two videos of Nico in Tennis Pro. Thanks Chela! ;)

NicoFan
01-20-2006, 06:13 PM
Gastón in my hero :yeah: Btw - did you read that David Nalbandian said he wouldnt play in a DC Team wth Coria any more because he made the atmosphere "difficult" :p As for H****t.......am I allowed to say " I love JUAN-IGNACIO CHELA" :bigclap: :bounce: :clap2:

Some day we'll have to have a discussion on Guille's and David's relationship - I knew they weren't friends, but I thought they "tolerated" each other. So I was surprised when David said this. But you know way more about the Argentines than I do.

And I love JI too!!! I was never so happy to see that scoreline! :woohoo:

*Ljubica*
01-20-2006, 07:33 PM
Some day we'll have to have a discussion on Guille's and David's relationship - I knew they weren't friends, but I thought they "tolerated" each other. So I was surprised when David said this. But you know way more about the Argentines than I do.

And I love JI too!!! I was never so happy to see that scoreline! :woohoo:
Probably far too much about them ;) Let's just say Coria/Nalbandian are almost exactly the same age (born just 2 weeks apart) and thus spent most of their junior days playing in the same leagues and tournaments, so they do know each other pretty well, but there is no love lost between them :devil:

NicoFan
01-20-2006, 07:47 PM
Probably far too much about them ;)

That's how I feel about my two Chilenos. Sometimes I think I know more about them than members of my own family. :eek: :lol: Just kidding of course. :p But I know I spend more time following them than I do with some members of my own family. :lol:

Let's just say Coria/Nalbandian are almost exactly the same age (born just 2 weeks apart) and thus spent most of their junior days playing in the same leagues and tournaments, so they do know each other pretty well, but there is no love lost between them :devil:

Thanks for the info. Poor David having to put up with all Guille's shit all these years. :shrug:

kidnicky
01-20-2006, 08:03 PM
If your family could read that NicoFan they'd have some things to say you about it :lol:

NicoFan
01-20-2006, 08:08 PM
If your family could read that NicoFan they'd have some things to say you about it :lol:

They already know. :eek: :lol:

GonzoFan
01-20-2006, 08:09 PM
And please don't even mention that Hewitt here, that's the king of the assh*les!! :lol:

As for H****t.......am I allowed to say " I love JUAN-IGNACIO CHELA" :bigclap: :bounce: :clap2:

And I love JI too!!! I was never so happy to see that scoreline! :woohoo:

:eek: :bigcry: :eek: :bigcry: :eek: :bigcry:

I guess I won't read this thread anymore ...

NicoFan
01-20-2006, 08:14 PM
:eek: :bigcry: :eek: :bigcry: :eek: :bigcry:

I guess I won't read this thread anymore ...

Oh GonzoFan :hug: We won't say bad things about Hewitt anymore. Like I said I don't really hate any player.

I had forgiven him the comment about James (who is a cutiepie), but then I read that he called the Argentines "shitty South Americans" - me no liked that. :sad:

But we won't ever say it again. I forgot that you like Lleyton. And as I always say, when you diss a player, you really diss their fans cuz the players don't read this forum. I didn't think any Lleyton fans read this but still it doesn't make it right.

Lo siento. :sad:

GonzoFan
01-20-2006, 08:32 PM
Oh GonzoFan :hug: We won't say bad things about Hewitt anymore. Like I said I don't really hate any player.

I had forgiven him the comment about James (who is a cutiepie), but then I read that he called the Argentines "shitty South Americans" - me no liked that. :sad:

But we won't ever say it again. I forgot that you like Lleyton. And as I always say, when you diss a player, you really diss their fans cuz the players don't read this forum. I didn't think any Lleyton fans read this but still it doesn't make it right.

Lo siento. :sad:

That's ok, NicoFan :hug:
but I guess everyone has the right to say whatever they want and I have to respect that.

So many people dislike him and I know he can say really bad things sometimes and I hate when he does that but I still like him so much, I think he is such a great player! that fighter spirit is amazing-
well ... but that's my opinion.

No hay problema :hug:

NicoFan
01-20-2006, 08:39 PM
That's ok, NicoFan :hug:
but I guess everyone has the right to say whatever they want and I have to respect that.

So many people dislike him and I know he can say really bad things sometimes and I hate when he does that but I still like him so much, I think he is such a great player! that fighter spirit is amazing-
well ... but that's my opinion.

No hay problema :hug:

:hug:

Every player has good points and bad points just like we do. Which is why I try to give them all the benefit of the doubt.

Lleyton is a great player, and he never gives up. And I always felt sorry for him - his parents are difficult from what I hear and are behind a lot of things he does. And then after what Kim did to him, I felt really bad for him. :eek: But he seems happy now so maybe he'll relax a bit and have less pressure on him. I think that the pressure gets to these guys, and they just kind of freak out now and again.

Just need him to tone down those "come on"'s a bit. :lol:

kidnicky
01-20-2006, 08:57 PM
damn! lo siento GonzoFan! I completely forgot that you like Hewitt, I won't do it again is just that everytime that someone mentions Coria, I lose my temper :lol:

Disculpa :hug:

*Ljubica*
01-20-2006, 10:02 PM
Hey GonzoFan - sorry - I had no idea that you liked Lleyton - sorry - I didn't mean to offend you :hug:

And NicoFan - just for you - the attached photo of these two cute little boys is proof that Guille and David do go back a long way - I think they were about 7 or 8 at the time, so David should be used to "El Tramposo" by now :)

NicoFan
01-20-2006, 10:53 PM
NicoFan - just for you - the attached photo of these two cute little boys is proof that Guille and David do go back a long way - I think they were about 7 or 8 at the time, so David should be used to "El Tramposo" by now :)

Gracias! :hug:

Oh my goodness, they are both just so adorable!!!! I have to save that picture because its really cute.

And David s/b used to Guille by now. Or sick of him. :lol:

I still think that deep down Guille is a nice person or Carla wouldn't have anything to do with him.

Yes, I do know that nothing I say will ever convince you Rosie! :haha:

GonzoFan
01-20-2006, 11:10 PM
Just need him to tone down those "come on"'s a bit. :lol:

:lol:
I like those come on's :o :lol:


damn! lo siento GonzoFan! I completely forgot that you like Hewitt, I won't do it again is just that everytime that someone mentions Coria, I lose my temper

Disculpa :hug:

No te preocupes ;) :hug:

Hey GonzoFan - sorry - I had no idea that you liked Lleyton - sorry - I didn't mean to offend you :hug:

:hug:

NicoFan
01-20-2006, 11:20 PM
:lol:
I like those come on's :o :lol:


I shouldn't talk about Lleyton and his come on's because when I watch Nico and Fernando, I must say VAMOS about 20 times a minute! :lol: :lol:

Vamos sweeties!

Vamos you can do it!

Vamos fight fight fight!

Vamos vamos vamos vamos vamos vamos vamos!!!!!!

:haha:

kidnicky
01-21-2006, 12:01 AM
NicoFan is really lossing her mind today, no NicoFan, you won't convince us, well at least not to me :lol:

Nice picture Rossie!! is really cute :p

With these chicos we all say VAMOS like a hundred of times NicoFan :lol:

*Ljubica*
01-21-2006, 09:57 AM
Gracias! :hug:

Oh my goodness, they are both just so adorable!!!! I have to save that picture because its really cute.

And David s/b used to Guille by now. Or sick of him. :lol:

I still think that deep down Guille is a nice person or Carla wouldn't have anything to do with him.

Yes, I do know that nothing I say will ever convince you Rosie! :haha:
Carla is way too nice for him............. :devil: : One day she may see the error of her ways and run away wth adee-gee :angel: