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Home Sweet Home-Dreaming of Victory in Vina

NicoFan
01-19-2006, 02:46 AM
Let's get that title on his home court!

VAMOS NICO!!!

Sparko1030
01-19-2006, 04:58 AM
Good Luck to Nico on his home court!!!! :rocker:

(And I hope like heck that he and Fernando are on opposite sides of the draw.)

kidnicky
01-19-2006, 04:05 PM
Buena Suerte Nico!!! Vamooos!! :rocker2:

The same wishes about the draw Sparko, but unfortunately in Viña, we won't have a big draw ... I'm already worried about that possibility

+alonso
01-19-2006, 04:56 PM
Nah.....Just relax guys :p I'm sure Nico will do great in here! Playing with anybody :p
He said He's ok after his match against Simon!
And Simon won his 2nd round match too, that prooves that Nico was not playing bad at all! He has to stop doing some Ue's and He's back

NicoFan
01-19-2006, 05:07 PM
Is he going to be seeded here? He's listed as 8th right now. I don't know how many seeds they have in Vina.

Sparko1030
01-19-2006, 05:56 PM
Nah.....Just relax guys :p I'm sure Nico will do great in here! Playing with anybody :p
He said He's ok after his match against Simon!
And Simon won his 2nd round match too, that prooves that Nico was not playing bad at all! He has to stop doing some Ue's and He's back

Yeah, I'm not so worried about Nico losing to Fena as I just want them both to win the title and that's not possible! :lol: So the best possible outcome from my view is that they meet in the final-which I would not be able to watch. :awww: No I think Nico can do well in Vina-he'll be back on clay and he's been playing well like you say Alonso. :yeah:

NicoFan
01-19-2006, 06:03 PM
I think he'lll do well too - just don't want him getting a top seed in the first round.

And Sparko - TTC has Vina so if either of the boys are on, I'll tape it for you.

Sparko1030
01-19-2006, 06:41 PM
I think he'lll do well too - just don't want him getting a top seed in the first round.

And Sparko - TTC has Vina so if either of the boys are on, I'll tape it for you.

:D Yeay! Thanks Nicofan!!!!

kidnicky
01-19-2006, 06:51 PM
I think he'lll do well too - just don't want him getting a top seed in the first round.

And Sparko - TTC has Vina so if either of the boys are on, I'll tape it for you.

Are you going to have Viña at TTC NicoFan??? Sooo lucky!!! :eek: I hate not having that channel, damn!

And Sparko, are you wishing for a final between those two??? don't even mention that!!! :sad:

Nico will kick butt in Viña!!! Vamooos!!!! :bounce:

p.s. NicoFan did you receive my email or not?? stupid servers :rolleyes:

NicoFan
01-19-2006, 07:08 PM
Kid - still haven't received it. :sad:

I'm going to leave in about 45 minutes - if I haven't seen it by then, I'll email you, and you can send it to my home email. ;)

kidnicky
01-19-2006, 07:51 PM
Yeah, the server is playing with me today, anyway I sent it to you as a PM because I don't know if you'll receive it to your home's email.

Well, please don't hate me!! lol! ;)

Fergie
01-20-2006, 03:05 PM
Vamos Nico! :bounce:

NicoFan
01-28-2006, 01:00 PM
Nico's back in Chile!

Good luck in the draw tonight NICO!

From latercera.cl:

At around 2:00 p.m. yesterday, Nicolas Massú returned to Chile. Coming from Buenos Aires, where was coaching far away of the activity. The number two of the country passed a while by Santiago before being directed to Vina del Mar, where today will attend the drawing of the ATP.

In Argentina, Massu was practicing in the club Rational Sports with his coach
Gabriel Markus and his physical coach, Horacio Anselmi.

Hans Gildemeister, captain of Davis Cup, had declared the intention to go with Massú to Rancagua, so that to know the court of the matches of Cup Davis before Slovakia. Nevertheless, the father of the player, Manuel Massú, ruled out such possibility.

Fergie
01-28-2006, 01:21 PM
I'll go today to Las Salinas ... If Nico is there I'll take some pics :D

SuperRevelation
01-28-2006, 02:38 PM
Lets go Nico!

*Ljubica*
01-28-2006, 02:43 PM
I'll go today to Las Salinas ... If Nico is there I'll take some pics :D
Do you know at what time the draw will be held?

Fergie
01-28-2006, 02:50 PM
Do you know at what time the draw will be held?
7:30 pm in Chile ;)

*Ljubica*
01-28-2006, 02:59 PM
7:30 pm in Chile ;)
OK thanks - then I will have to wait til the morning - it will be far too late here! Enjoy the draw ceremony :)

NicoFan
01-28-2006, 11:06 PM
Nico has Brazilian Marcos Daniel in the first round.

Daniel is ranked 94th in the world, and he only seems to play challengers where he seemed to have a lot of success last year (which accounts for the higher ranking).

I can't find the full draw. If I can find it, I'll post it.

BUENA SUERTE NICO! Kick butt!!! :boxing:

Fergie
01-29-2006, 12:10 AM
Main Draw

(1) GAUDIO, Gaston ARG v (WC) PARADA, Felipe CHI
ALMAGRO, Nicolas ESP v RAMIREZ HIDALGO, Ruben ESP
CAPDEVILLE, Paul CHI v VENTURA, Santiago ESP
MONACO, Juan ARG v (6) MONTANES, Albert ESP

(3) ACASUSO, Jose ARG v NAVARRO PASTOR, Ivan ESP
Qualifier v HORNA, Luis PER
(WC) AGUILAR, Jorge CHI v (WC) HORMAZABAL, Guillermo CHI
Qualifier v (7) BERLOCQ, Carlos ARG

(5) MASSU, Nicolas CHI v DANIEL, Marcos BRA
Qualifier v MARIN, Juan Antonio CRC
Qualifier v BEHREND, Tomas GER
VICENTE, Fernando ESP v (4) CALLERI, Agustin ARG

(8) PASHANSKI, Boris SCG v SARETTA, Flavio BRA
DI MAURO, Alessio ITA v GARCIA, Adrian CHI
DEL POTRO, Juan Martin ARG v PORTAS, Albert ESP
MAZARAKIS, Vasilis GRE v (2) GONZALEZ, Fernando CHI

I waited for Nico 2 hours but he cancelled his practice :sad:

NicoFan
01-29-2006, 12:48 AM
I waited for Nico 2 hours but he cancelled his practice :sad:

Oh poor Fergie...didn't he know that we wanted pictures? :sad:

Fergie
01-29-2006, 12:56 AM
Oh poor Fergie...didn't he know that we wanted pictures? :sad:
No :sad: ... I'll go tomorrow again and I'll not back to my home without Nico's pics :angel:

NicoFan
01-29-2006, 12:59 AM
No :sad: ... I'll go tomorrow again and I'll not back to my home without Nico's pics :angel:

:yeah:

Can't wait to see them. :)

Have fun Fergie!!!

Fergie
01-29-2006, 01:08 AM
Thanks! :yeah:

I had a great time there today but without Nico can't be perfect ;)

NicoFan
01-29-2006, 01:02 PM
Here's a picture of Nico in lun.com today:

http://www.lun.com/Modulos/Catalogo/Paginas/2006/01/29/LUCSTDE24LU2901.HTM?idnoticia=C387461083413079

NicoFan
01-29-2006, 08:49 PM
Nico plays on Monday - last up on Center Court.

Buena suerte NICO! Fight! :boxing:

Center Court

Matches Start At 1:30 PM
Fernando VICENTE ESP vs Agustin CALLERI ARG

NOT BEFORE 4:00 PM
Gaston GAUDIO ARG vs Felipe PARADA CHI

followed by
Flavio SARETTA BRA/ Santiago VENTURA ESP vs
Jose ACASUSO ARG/ Sebastian PRIETO ARG

Starting at 10:00 PM
Nicolas MASSU CHI vs Marcos DANIEL BRA

Fergie
01-29-2006, 09:00 PM
Vamos Nico!!! :bounce:

Sparko1030
01-29-2006, 09:47 PM
Good Luck Nico!!! :kiss: VAMOS!!!

LOVELY
01-29-2006, 10:24 PM
Good luck Nico :yeah:

kidnicky
01-30-2006, 03:12 AM
Buena Suerte Nico Vamooos!!! :bounce:

Have a good time Fergie!! Take care of Nico!

Vamos Nico Vamos!! :rocker2:

+alonso
01-30-2006, 06:39 AM
vamos nico :p

NicoFan
01-31-2006, 01:34 AM
GANO GANO GANO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

:woohoo:

6-3, 6-3!!!

Kicked a*s!!

:bounce: :banana: :bounce: :banana:

+alonso
01-31-2006, 01:35 AM
Nico defeated Daniel 6-3 6-3 in a great match :cool:
1.12 Min.
He played just great! :cool:
A lot of winners and not too many Ue's
Congrats

NicoFan
01-31-2006, 01:50 AM
Next is the winner of the Marin/Armando match tomorrow. Marin is ranked 111, and Armando is ranked 178.

kidnicky
01-31-2006, 01:52 AM
Bravo Nico!!!!! :bounce:

So happy for this!!! yeay!!!! Vamos Nico now to the 2nd round!! :yeah:

Nico Nico Nico Nico!!!! :hug:

Sparko1030
01-31-2006, 03:02 AM
:banana: YES NICO!!!!! What a great win!!! :rocker: Keep it up!!!

NicoFan
01-31-2006, 11:55 AM
From latercera.cl:

"I am returning and nothing is easy"

Nicolas Massú has a definite objective for 2006: to be again the one that was, when he was 9° in the world and when won two Olympic medals. All al serves him viñamarino. Every sum. Even victories before rival that it do not require al maximum, as occurred with Marcos Daniel.

"I am returning. Nothing is easy to this height, of another form would not be 69. I live a with me same revenge. Therefore, to beat Daniel 6-3 and 6-3 is very good for me. I do not know if was dangerous or not", commented the "Vampire".

On its next rival one, Juan Antonio Marín or Hugo Arming, confessed that did not have preferences. "With that type of players I should take advantage of my power", finalized.

NicoFan
01-31-2006, 12:06 PM
Article in lun.com:

http://www.lun.com/Modulos/Catalogo/Paginas/2006/01/31/LUCSTDE22LU3101.HTM?idnoticia=C387479159297917

NicoFan
01-31-2006, 12:11 PM
From terra.cl:

The second national racquet, Nicolas Massú (69) advanced to second round of the Movistar Open 2006, after conquering to their rival one in the first day, the Brazilian Marcos Daniel (95), by a double one 6-3 and to obtain a first triumph in two years in the event viñamarino. Set against this, the double Olympic medalist asserted that "I at this time am returning and nothing is easy, if for my was easy would not be in the position 69 of the world", mentioning that "that is to say if was easy when was 9".

"Now that I am back, is a with me same revenge, itself cannot be asked you that of a day another have all the confidence, that is to say one can be coached, to be well mentally, but the matches that give you confidence are the ones that win there, and to beat Marcos Daniel 6-3, 6-3 is good" asserted the native.

Likewise, Massú expressed that now "I am more calm than ever, because if I have learned something in this time is to handle me in the things that when smaller could not handle. I believe that when one this up one should take advantage of, when these badly you should raise you with the front in high, the sportsman in if cannot be worried that if are 15 years old of careers are going to be 15 spectacular years, nobody has him, I was 2 years spectacular and now I go from to little".

On the other hand, and set against the question of whom he prefers as its next rival one, Massú indicated that ¿I have to go match to match, and I cannot think more in the following rival one, I should think about each ball¿.

Nevertheless, Massu thought that Armando or José Antonio Marín (their potential reefs in second return) "the two very are seemed, the two try to be covered a lot the reverse, are two players that are always seeking the right and I am going to treat of playing it in the better way than being able, because here costs a lot to move the ball, this quite heavy one the court and with this type of players that are enough solids is more difficult to impose my power".

NicoFan
01-31-2006, 12:30 PM
So sweet of him to do this! A big :hug: and :kiss: for Nico!

From the Movistar site:

Nicolas Massu will visit the children of the hospital Gustavo Fricke

One of the activities pertaining to the agenda of the Movistar Open for ATP 2006 Vina del Mar, is the visit of Nicolas Massú to the children of the Hospital Gustavo Fricke.

Nicolas Massú, after to have passed to the second round of the Movistar Open, defeating al Brazilian Frameworks Daniel, only will not show its better tennis in the courts of clay of the Club the Salinas, if not that also, will collaborate in the execution of the social activities that prepared this year the Movistar Open 2006 Vina del Mar. Tomorrow Tuesday to the 12:00 hrs, the Chilean player, will take charge of carrying all the happiness and will count more than a sports anecdote to the children of the Hospital Gustavo Fricke, who they expect anxious the visit of the player.

NicoFan
01-31-2006, 12:34 PM
Pretty much the same as the other ones, but some additional comments.

From the Movistar site:

Despite lose his service in the second play of the set initial and to remain 0-2 down in the account, Massu imposed its terms and thanks to the greater solidity of its performance, that based on deep blows and to the lines, managed to structure a double one 6-3.

“All the ones that are here play well and they are complicated. Perhaps when it accelerated the ball did more damage than he (Daniel) and therefore I won”, responded al to be consulted by the level of its rival one.

The second national racquet admitted it complex of its professional moment, that illustrated with the poor location in the ranking. “I am returning. In these moments nothing is easy for me. I am in a with me same revenge and itself cannot be asked to have of a day for another the confidence of all”, recognized.

“You can be excellently well in all, but the matches that give you confidence are the ones that win there and to win 6-3 and 6-3 is good”, added.

The viñamarino assured that “the great player, the one that arrives up, knows to handle the pressure and does the difference. It feels of different way the fact to play at home. I believe that with the to pass from the years one goes learning things and no longer surprises me so much to be here”.

kidnicky
01-31-2006, 02:03 PM
Hey NicoFan, you love posting the articles right??? :p

Thanks for all the info! I'm so happy for Nico yeay!!! :bounce:

Fergie
01-31-2006, 02:31 PM
Good match Nico, well done! :bounce:

enqvistfan
01-31-2006, 06:17 PM
Bravo Nico :)
Don't think this one has been posted before

http://www.lun.com/Modulos/Catalogo/Paginas/2006/01/30/LUCPRDE24LU3001.HTM?idnoticia=C387468774779977

NicoFan
01-31-2006, 06:57 PM
Thanks for posting that Val - missed it. And love the picture of Nico. He always seems to really enjoy doing the clinics with the kids.

Both are chicos are really good with this stuff. Proud of them both. :hug:

NicoFan
01-31-2006, 07:35 PM
If you haven't ready done so, go vote for Nico in the PYW thread in the BellSouth forum - he's in the 3rd set up 2-1 - just a game for those not familiar with it.

NicoFan
01-31-2006, 11:48 PM
Nico is last up on Wednesday! 10:00 p.m. Chile time!

VAMOS NICO! :boxing:

Center Court

Matches Start At 1:30 PM
Santiago VENTURA (ESP) vs Albert MONTANES (ESP)

NOT BEFORE 4:00 PM
Gaston GAUDIO (ARG) vs Ruben RAMIREZ HIDALGO (ESP)

followed by
Felipe PARADA (CHI)/ Jorge AGUILAR (CHI) vs
Paul CAPDEVILLE (CHI)/ Adrian GARCIA (CHI) or Agustin CALLERI (ARG)/ Gaston ETLIS (ARG)

Starting at 10:00 PM
Nicolas MASSU (CHI) vs Juan Antonio MARIN (CRC)

+alonso
02-01-2006, 06:35 AM
Suerte Nicolas! :)
I know you'll win!

Sparko1030
02-01-2006, 04:20 PM
A Big Good Luck to Nico tonight!!!! :kiss: Vamos Nico!!!

kidnicky
02-01-2006, 11:09 PM
Buena Suerte Nico!!! I know you can do it! :rocker2:

Vamoos!! :bounce:

NicoFan
02-02-2006, 02:01 AM
GANO GANO GANO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

:woohoo:

Nico beat Marin 6-3, 6-4!!!

:bounce: :banana: :bounce: :banana:

NicoFan
02-02-2006, 02:02 AM
Next opponent in the quarterfinals is Carlos Cuadrado from Spain.

VAMOS NICO! FIGHT FIGHT FIGHT! :boxing:

Sparko1030
02-02-2006, 02:09 AM
:woohoo: YEAY NICO!!!! :woohoo:

Just keep up your winning ways Nico!!!

kidnicky
02-02-2006, 02:32 AM
A little late but here I'm

Well done Nico!! :woohoo: I'm so happy for him!! yeaay!!! :bounce:

Now keep kicking butt!!! Vamoos Nico!!! :rocker2:

+alonso
02-02-2006, 05:58 AM
I had to leave! I couldn't keep doing Livescoring, Anyway I'm soo happy, I came back and I saw Nico's win and I started to laugh ;)
Keep it up man! :yeah:
Congrats

NicoFan
02-02-2006, 12:13 PM
From latercera.cl:

Nicolas Massú does not have matches that he can dominate easily. It is reencontrándose with his play and does not have all the confidence that needs for that. What has now is the same thing that has had always, a lot of push and desires to search them to him to do well, what gave him, among others achievements, two medals in the Olympic Games. And in Vina del Mar, with rival third-rate as has had in the two first rounds, that suffices him to continue in career.

Before Juan Antonio Marín, the viñamarino did a better encounter of what had done in its début, front al Brazilian Marcos Daniel. It was observed greater authority and very few errors. From time to time, he was capable of carrying out remove and network without any type of objection, besides throwing winners since the fund of court. Nevertheless, then it fell in the slow play of the Costa Rrican, whose only plan was to seek him the reverse to Massu, and permitted that the rival one to grow for some moments.

But never it enlarged it. It maintained it to line during the long 90 minutes of play and broke him two times the service, what sufficed to close the business for 6-3 and 6-4. Not even its complaints by the breaks that sufría the court (insoluble problem up to now) removed it of their objective.

More calm

The anxiety is perhaps the worst enemy than can have the viñamarino in these days. He is known so coached, that many times he is noted hyper, too much hurried, tempted to define the things more fast of what his style permits him.

The greater réditos obtains them, as is known, when calms down and leaves that its blows flow naturally. He lacks a little to realize that to time during the matches and to continue in the rise that comes experiencing in this season. Does not yet it light up neither annihilates as wanted, but al less is winning and that always collaborates a player as temperamental as the tennis player viñamarino.

Massú can continue accumulating confidence in the Naval Club The Salinas. Tomorrow, in quarterfinals, leaves him al step Carlos Caudrado, a Spaniard originating from the classifications with which never has played. Opponent of scarce lineage, if thinks itself about the semifinal of daydream before Fernando González, to whom already faced without greater success the 2004, in the quarterfinals the contest viñamarino.

On the other hand, the second national racquet continues improving its record at home: with the two encounters that won adds eight won matches and seven lost. The task now is to continue improving.

NicoFan
02-02-2006, 12:14 PM
From latercera.cl:

Massú: "I should go step by step"

Nicolas Massú was satisfied with the performance that showed last night before the Costa Rican Juan Antonio Marín.

"This type of players is characterized for playing many long points and one is obliged to do all. But I felt well. When I rose to the network I played well and I was aggressive, what helps a lot with this type of players", commented the viñamarino.

The number two of Chile will play tomorrow before Spanish Carlos Cuadrado and already a match in semifinals before Fernando González.

"I hope be given. Still I have to win Friday. I should go step by step... and if is given, the two we will do possible the best", explained Massú.

The national player said that each day feels better and that still needs to win more matches to arrive at its better level: "I work very hard and that in some moment is paid".

NicoFan
02-02-2006, 12:37 PM
From terra.cl:

The victory by second round of Nicolas Massú on Juan Antonio Marin left al national player very pleased, because according to its words could be enough more aggressive than in his début, front Brazilian Marcos Daniel just as had conversed with his coach Gabriel Markus and that gives him confidence in his performance.

In this sense, Massú maintained that "I am happy, because last year in this date did not be able neither to jog, was seeing the championship by the television and just as step during all the year; then everything that I am causing is merit is playing al 80% or al 100, all is good".

"I come and I am telling him from December; each day I am feeling better, I each day feel playing better, logically to arrive al level of the 2003-2004 I lack full, but already I was in quarterfinals in Auckland and already I am in the quarterfinals here, that is a great improvement and for my that is important, because validates I have done everything that, as to have been during the month and middle in Buenos Aires, coaching every day without stopping and in some moment that pays" indicated the double Olympic medalist.


On the match, the viñamarino detailed that "when one plays at night, with the so heavy court, slope to do winners and the truth is that I played very well, voleé very well and the blows of three rooms of court for ahead, that we have been practicing with Gabriel for a very long time, this all well".

Likewise, on the possibility to face to Fernando González in semifinals, Massú mentioned that for that, "I hope I can win first Friday... one must worry of the following match, and if is given, is given, to each one is going to touch him to do it the best than being able, this is a work and one must do it in the better way".

On the other hand, on his next rival one, Spanish Carlos Cuadrado, Massú explained that "for a long time him do not I see, was coached that three years ago with Duck Álvarez, that does as three or four years I won Roland Garros in junior, and is a typical Spanish player that hits him hardly, he is going to be a hard match".

Finally, the semifinalist of Vina del Mar in the year 2003, he detailed that "to all the tournaments that go in my career I am going to win them, since the first one to it finalizes ball I have the illusion to win it, and each time that one desire feels well and each time that one loses, one must raise al following day and to continue working and coaching".

Fergie
02-02-2006, 01:10 PM
Nico played a great match ... Keep up winning!!! :woohoo:

kidnicky
02-02-2006, 06:20 PM
I had to leave! I couldn't keep doing Livescoring, Anyway I'm soo happy, I came back and I saw Nico's win and I started to laugh ;)
Keep it up man! :yeah:
Congrats

We suffered a lot with the score boards so we needed you yesterday Alonso :p but like you said, anyway the important thing is that Nico won! yeay!!! :worship:

NicoFan
02-02-2006, 07:13 PM
We suffered a lot with the score boards so we needed you yesterday Alonso :p but like you said, anyway the important thing is that Nico won! yeay!!! :worship:

We did suffer a lot with those crazy live tickers. :eek: Hopefully the one of the Vina site will be working properly on Friday.

NicoFan
02-03-2006, 11:58 AM
OOP for QFs!

VAMOS NICO! Fight Fight Fight!!! :boxing:

Matches start at 1.30 PM

Acasuso vs Friedl

Not before 4.00 PM

Massu vs Cuadrado

Followed by

Cermak/Friedl vs Garcia/Horna

Starting at 10 PM

Gonzalez vs Pashanski

Fergie
02-03-2006, 01:41 PM
Cuadrado is playing a good tennis, I saw him in the qualy matchs ... But I believe in Nico, Vamos chico!!! :bounce:

NicoFan
02-03-2006, 02:24 PM
I heard that he's playing well - and he's totally psyched to play Nico.

But I have faith in Nico too. :)

And will be horribly disappointed if he loses. He has such a good chance to win this title. Fernando didn't play well against Marin - they said he was inconsistent and unfocused - and his QF match will be difficult too.

*Ljubica*
02-03-2006, 02:44 PM
Hi guys :wavey: just wanted to pop in and say congrats to Nico for his results so far this week. I haven't been around this week because I had to go into Hospital for minor surgery - but I am home now and trying to catch up with all the news. It would be great for Nico to win this title on home soil - Vamos :)

NicoFan
02-03-2006, 02:49 PM
Hi guys :wavey: just wanted to pop in and say congrats to Nico for his results so far this week. I haven't been around this week because I had to go into Hospital for minor surgery - but I am home now and trying to catch up with all the news. It would be great for Nico to win this title on home soil - Vamos :)

Hope that you're doing okay Rosie! :hug:

I hope he can get the title here - he wants it so much.

And heard that Gaston is hurt - hope he'll be back soon.

*Ljubica*
02-03-2006, 03:14 PM
Hope that you're doing okay Rosie! :hug:

I hope he can get the title here - he wants it so much.

And heard that Gaston is hurt - hope he'll be back soon.
Yes I'm OK thanks Lynn - just a little tired. I will hear at the end of next week if I need further surgery or not. And yes - Gastón is quite serious - he has tendonitis in his shoulder - will be out of the DC and could be a while longer than that :sad:

NicoFan
02-03-2006, 03:17 PM
Yes I'm OK thanks Lynn - just a little tired. I will hear at the end of next week if I need further surgery or not. And yes - Gastón is quite serious - he has tendonitis in his shoulder - will be out of the DC and could be a while longer than that :sad:

I hope you'll hear good news and no further surgery.

That's too bad about Gaston. :sad: I saw the headline that he might not be able to play DC.

Sparko1030
02-03-2006, 03:21 PM
Hi guys :wavey: just wanted to pop in and say congrats to Nico for his results so far this week. I haven't been around this week because I had to go into Hospital for minor surgery - but I am home now and trying to catch up with all the news. It would be great for Nico to win this title on home soil - Vamos :)

:hug: Hope you have a quick recovery Rosie. :) And sorry to hear about Gaston's loss and injury. Hope its not too serious.


And it would be great if Nico won on his home soil! Good Luck and Vamos to Nico tonight!!!! :kiss:

+alonso
02-03-2006, 04:33 PM
I'll be doing livescores for nico match guys :cool: in the oop thread ;) maybe we can open a thread in our forum for this :)

kidnicky
02-03-2006, 04:58 PM
First msn and now this with its priority acces damn! :mad:

Well here I go again, Rosie my best wishes to you :hug: everything will be okay!

It's such a shame about Gaston, poor him :sad: and it's a shame for the argentinian team, everytime that I see that term of tendonitis I freack out 'cause it reminds me the tough year that Nico had for one of those tendonitis... Hopefullly Gaston will recover very soon.

And Buena Suerte to Nico!!! :yeah: maybe Cuadrado is psyched for playing against him but the desire that Nico has to win this tournament is even bigger so if he continues playing like the last matches and beign relax and focus like he's beign he'll be great today!!

So Vamos Nico!!! You can do it!!!! :bounce:

p.s. Alonso thank God you'll be here doing the live ticket :lol: and it'd be a great idea to have a thread for that in Nico's forum, I get lose in the other threads with so many posts :rolleyes:

Fergie
02-04-2006, 01:40 AM
What a match :scared: ... Nice to see Nico in semis again :D

NicoFan
02-04-2006, 02:04 AM
Nico vs. Fernando in the semifinals. :sad:

You can do this NICO!

Fight fight fight! :boxing:

Give everything you got for the title - you deserve it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Fergie
02-04-2006, 02:09 AM
Nico really must play better if he wants to be in the final ... Vamos! :bounce:

NicoFan
02-04-2006, 02:14 AM
Nico does...but he has heart and that counts for a lot.

It will take me months to forgive Fernando this time if he keeps Nico from this title yet again. Months. :sad:

Fergie
02-04-2006, 02:51 AM
I'm nervous for the match ... I really hope that both play their best tennis :D

I like the boys a lot, but I think that Nico needs the title more than Feña ;)

Sparko1030
02-04-2006, 03:45 AM
I'm nervous for the match ... I really hope that both play their best tennis :D

I like the boys a lot, but I think that Nico needs the title more than Feña ;)

I feel like you Fergie-I can't really choose one but it would be nice for Nico to win in Vina as Fernando has won it twice. Still, I can't/won't cheer against Fena either-this will drive me crazy!!! :awww:

Fergie
02-04-2006, 03:48 AM
I'll not cheer for Feña either ... Just a bit louder for Nico ;)

kidnicky
02-04-2006, 04:19 AM
Oh God! after today's match I'm definetely not prepared for this semifinal :sobbing:

Everyone in Chile is happy and we're so nervous about this :unsure: why they couldn't be in different sides of the draw?? why?!?!?! :bigcry:

I really can't preddict what would happen tomorrow but I know something for sure, Nico desearves and needs more this tittle than Feña and sadly I know that most of the crowd will be rooting for Feña, if Nico could only forget that he's playing against his friend (like Feña does) and fight in they way that he did it today he could do it!

I could barely take today's match so I don't know how I'm going to handle the semifinal.

My best wishes to you Nico!!! You know that you've us here rooting and suffering for you!! So Buena Suerte!!!

FIGHT FIGHT FIGHT LIKE YOU ALWAYS DO!!!!! :boxing: IMPOSSIBLE IS NOTHING!!!!

Let's going to win this at home sweetie!!!! :bounce:

+alonso
02-04-2006, 06:44 AM
Let's hope it will be a nice match ;)
Anyway, I think people realizes that Nico needs it more
I will be so happy if Nico can win! It will be better for me to see Nico winning :D
If Fernando wins it will be great too.
Anyway I'll cheering mostly for Nico :lol: So hopefully I'll be HERE doing livescore
SUERTE

NicoFan
02-04-2006, 11:35 AM
Well I definitely can pick one...lol!...and definitely can root very very very very hard against Fernando. ;)

I want NICO to win this.

And I don't want Fernando to win even one set.

So for today I'll stay off the message boards because I really can't be happy at all for Fernando if he wins, and hearing everyone say oh its okay that he lost to Fernando will make me want to scream. :rolleyes:

kidnicky
02-04-2006, 03:03 PM
Well I definitely can pick one...lol!...and definitely can root very very very very hard against Fernando. ;)

I want NICO to win this.

And I don't want Fernando to win even one set.

So for today I'll stay off the message boards because I really can't be happy at all for Fernando if he wins, and hearing everyone say oh its okay that he lost to Fernando will make me want to scream. :rolleyes:

Hey NicoFan!! You know that I'm in the exact position as you're .... so I agree with you and I'll stay off the message boards just in case that the score boards drive me crazy I'll be here following Alonso's live ticker :p

I want that NICO WINS THIS!!!!! :rocker2:

And I won't be happy at all if Feña wins so in advance sorry to all Feña's fans and all the chileans that will say that this is okay 'cause for me it won't be ok and I'll be just histerical for months about this semifinal :mad:

dream final?? yeah right :rolleyes:

*Ljubica*
02-04-2006, 07:35 PM
Hi guys :wavey: Just wanted to pop in and wish Nico luck tonight. I am sorry that I can't do my "lucky charm" act again tonight, but the match won't start until 1.00am here and it's just too late for me :sad: Under normal circumstances I woud probably do it, but because I'm still convalescing and taking pain killers and stuff, it's just not possible for me to stay up much past 10.00pm!!! Hope you understand - sorry and Vamos Nico :)

NicoFan
02-04-2006, 08:30 PM
Hi guys :wavey: Just wanted to pop in and wish Nico luck tonight. I am sorry that I can't do my "lucky charm" act again tonight, but the match won't start until 1.00am here and it's just too late for me :sad: Under normal circumstances I woud probably do it, but because I'm still convalescing and taking pain killers and stuff, it's just not possible for me to stay up much past 10.00pm!!! Hope you understand - sorry and Vamos Nico :)

Hey Rosie - totally understand. Once I heard when the match was, I knew you wouldn't be able to join us - even if you weren't feeling badly!

And my last message to NICO - please kick Fernando's ass all over the court tonight. :boxing:

I repeat - KICK HIS ASSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!

I know its not going to happen, but it is truly my biggest dream. :angel:

Always remember sweetie no matter how many Vina titles he has:

YOU HAVE THE GOLD - he will always only have the bronze! :devil:

LOVELY
02-04-2006, 09:04 PM
:wavey: I just want to wish good luck to Nico for his match tonight.
I won't be here tonight because it's also too late for me (2.00am) :awww:
So enjoy the match everybody and vaaaaaamoooooos Nico :bounce:

NicoFan
02-05-2006, 04:37 AM
What a match - I wish I was there.

Nico wins 3-6, 7-6(3), 6-4!!!

:woohoo:

So proud of him - what a fighter. What heart!

kidnicky
02-05-2006, 04:42 AM
I'm still so excited!!! Congrats to Nico!!! :woohoo:

Try to rest sweetie and for the title tomorrow!!!!! :rocker2:

NICO NICO NICO NICO!!!! :worship:

Fergie
02-05-2006, 04:45 AM
I still can't believe it! :woohoo:

Nico, now please win the title, you deserves it after all the crappy last year ... Vamos! :bounce:

Sparko1030
02-05-2006, 05:21 AM
:woohoo: Way to go Nico!!!! Way to fight for it!!!!! :rocker:

And a BIG GOOD LUCK in the final tomorrow!!!! :kiss:

+alonso
02-05-2006, 07:36 AM
Great played Nicolas :D
Now go and take the title :D

LOVELY
02-05-2006, 10:46 AM
:woohoo: congrats Nico !!!!!!!!! Well Done !!!! :yippee:

Buena Suerte for the final !!!!! :bounce: vaaaaamooooos!!!!!!

*Ljubica*
02-05-2006, 12:13 PM
Congratulations Nico :) This s a really hard match for me (Chucho is one of my favourites and in my signature) - but I think Nico will win easily - especially with home advantage!

NicoFan
02-05-2006, 12:41 PM
Fergie - have fun tonight at the final! Hopefully you'll see him get the title!! :woohoo:

Hey Rosie - you need to put Nico in your signature too. :lol: I know what its like to like both players - last night!

Hey everyone - I'll get the match on TV tonight so I can call the game if you don't have TV coverage.

VAMOS NICO!

Fight fight fight!

:boxing:

NicoFan
02-05-2006, 12:46 PM
When I watched the last game and celebration afterwards this morning, it was so touching - Nico went over and hugged Stefano, and then put his hand on Gaby's cheek. :hug: I cried. :lol: He knows who got him back to this level again where he could beat a player as excellent as Fernando.

Sambuca
02-05-2006, 12:48 PM
is it possible Nico will be tired for this match?

*Ljubica*
02-05-2006, 01:03 PM
Fergie - have fun tonight at the final! Hopefully you'll see him get the title!! :woohoo:

Hey Rosie - you need to put Nico in your signature too. :lol: I know what its like to like both players - last night!

Hey everyone - I'll get the match on TV tonight so I can call the game if you don't have TV coverage.

VAMOS NICO!

Fight fight fight!

:boxing:
Just for you Lynn :hug:

NicoFan
02-05-2006, 01:04 PM
is it possible Nico will be tired for this match?

Yes, very possible. :sad:

The match didn't end until something like 2:15/2:30 a.m. Chile time. Then I'm sure he had to go get something to eat, then finally bed - maybe at like 4:00 a.m.? Don't obviously know exactly, but I would have to think that he might have had problems getting to sleep too because he was soooo excited.

But with that said - he was tired in Athens too! :)

NicoFan
02-05-2006, 01:07 PM
Just for you Lynn :hug:

Gracias Rosie! :hug:

Sambuca
02-05-2006, 01:12 PM
thanks NicoFan!

*Ljubica*
02-05-2006, 01:40 PM
Gracias Rosie! :hug:
De nada :hug:

Eléa
02-05-2006, 03:02 PM
Hello Nico fans :wavey:
As i'm ill today, i just turn my computer on, and i just see that Nico is in the finale :)
I imagine how much you are all so happy for him :hug: Good luck to Nico (and to you ;) )

NicoFan
02-05-2006, 03:24 PM
I can't stop smiling. :lol:

http://www.lun.com/Modulos/Catalogo/Paginas/2006/02/05/LUCSTDE18LU0502.HTM?idnoticia=C387531326310995

NicoFan
02-05-2006, 03:29 PM
He's a good friend - so sweet. :hug:

From latercera.cl:

The Chilean tennis player Nicolas Massú recognized that "was not very pleasant" to conquer his countryman and friend Fernando González this Saturday for 4-6, 7-6(3) and 6-4 in the 'semifinal dreamed' of the ATP of Vina del Mar.

"It was not very pleasant to beat Fernando González. It is one of my better friends and tin plating gives me that have that to face and that one have that to remain outside. I would like to have earned any person, less to Fernando", assured Massú.

The double Olympic champion in Athens 2004 felt in agreement of to have arrived at its first end in Vina del Mar, after recalling that this is the second edition that has been able to play al maximum of its capacities (the other was in 2002) after the injuries that diminished its possibilities, especially last year when could not attend.

Massú recognized that this commitment was very difficult and that the tactic complicated it of González. "In a moment Fernando was dominating me, he was playing a little short, he was attacking me and I did not what he know to do. But later I played deep, I sought my right, I played more put and there I began to play better", he explained.

The tennis player viñamarino should scramble three hours and thirteen minutes to conquer al 'Bomber of the Queen', similar time that used for defeat in the quarterfinals Spanish Carlos Cuadrado (308º).

It weights al effort, the 'Vampire' ruled out to be felt exhausted, "I played six hours in the last two matches but I am calm, in the Olympics (Athens 2004) was 20 more tired times than now, I played to five sets match and I finished playing", clarified.

The second national racquet declared, looking al defining match with the Argentine champion in double José Acasuso (46º), "I agree not with to have arrived at the end and I want to win".

The finalist of the ATP of Vina was shown in agreement with the work carried out next to its Argentine coach Gabriel Markus, and he indicated that he knew that in some moment its work would give results. "I coached so that this moment arrived and by luck arrived quick", finalized.

Massú will play this Sunday the end of the ATP of Vina del Mar since the 22:00 hours and if defeats to Acasuso will conquer the sixth title of his career and the first one in Chile.

*Ljubica*
02-05-2006, 03:46 PM
I can't stop smiling. :lol:

http://www.lun.com/Modulos/Catalogo/Paginas/2006/02/05/LUCSTDE18LU0502.HTM?idnoticia=C387531326310995
:awww: I am really happy for you - you deserve it :hug:

Fergie
02-05-2006, 05:22 PM
is it possible Nico will be tired for this match?
He must be tired but you never know with Nico ;)

I'm ready to cheer for Nico with my chilean flag :lol:

NicoFan
02-05-2006, 07:48 PM
He must be tired but you never know with Nico ;)

I'm ready to cheer for Nico with my chilean flag :lol:

I'm so jealous. :lol: You have a great time, and we'll be thinking of you with your flag!

I finally actually watched the match this afternoon.

First, it was so wonderful hearing everyone chanting NI-CO NI-CO when he was serving for the match and up 30-0. And then after he won, the crowd started to chant his name again. Was very cool.

But what a close match. The first set was all Fernando. He was aggressive, and Nico seemed tight. At the beginnning of the second set, Nico started to get aggressive, they were neck and neck like two boxers in a ring just duking it out. But then at the end of the second set, the momentum slightly went to Nico who began to take control, adn then Nico really did take control in the tiebreak. But in the 3rd, that score at 5-1 seems lopsided, but really Nico had to work hard to hold his serve, and had to work hard to break Fernando. Adn then Fernando came back a bit.

Kind of proves what I've been saying ;) that these two guys are very close talent wise - yeah, one may be better than the other at certain times, but then it switches. And they both seem to have accomplished about the same in their careers. So let hope we don't have to have the discussion again about who is better. ;) :lol:

Both need to work on some things. There were times that if Nico played any further back, he'd have been in the stands. His backhand - as usual. But he moved well, and I loved that he started to play aggressive. Fernando played excellent - his forehand is just incredible! Just seemed tired in the 3rd set. Still concerned about his never having much of an offseason becuase of Shanghai is affecting his play becuase he's fatigued. And I don't know what he was thinking - he was doing a Guille imitation with the constant drop shots. :lol: Unfortunately its not his shot like it is Guille's. ;) Like the commentator said - its working only about 10% of the time. I don't know why he kept doing it.

And again, when Nico tapped Gaby on the cheek at the end - very touching. I hope he's paying Gaby well, because he certainly owes this comeback to him. :lol: And his own hard work of course. BRAVO to Nico for all his sacrifice and hard work. :worship:

Of course this is all just my humble opinion. ;)

VAMOS NICO!

Fight tonight! :boxing:

NicoFan
02-05-2006, 07:54 PM
And forgot - so cool when he won - he rolled on the ground (got himself all dirty :lol: ), and then started pounding his hand on the court and yelling. It was wild. There's a picture of it in the pictures thread that Fergie posted - too bad its a Getty Image because of course they put the logo over his face. ;) But you can still see.

RogiFan88
02-05-2006, 08:24 PM
As I said in Fena's forum:

VAMOS, NICO!! Win your hometown title!!

+alonso
02-05-2006, 10:58 PM
I'm way to happy for Nico :D
Now win the title and shut up all those who think Nico can't win tonight :D

VAMOS

Princebaseliner
02-06-2006, 01:10 AM
Come on Nico bring home the title.

+alonso
02-06-2006, 02:13 AM
He lost :sad: :sobbing: Im so sad right now
His dream is broken now

NicoFan
02-06-2006, 02:19 AM
Poor Nico! :bigcry:

But I'm so PROUD of him. :hug: He proved this week how much heart he has. And he worked so hard to come back - who would have thought after such a rough 2005 that he would have reached a final already!

LOVE YA ALWAYS NICO! :hug: :kiss: Win or lose you're my numero uno! :yeah:

You WILL have another chance at this title. :fiery:

+alonso
02-06-2006, 02:22 AM
You WILL have another chance at this title. :fiery:
YOU BETTER WIN ONE! :haha: :p

kidnicky
02-06-2006, 02:31 AM
oh He WILL win this title and more and in this year!!!!!

LOVE YA ALWAYS NICO!!!!! :hug: YOU'LL ALWAYS BE OUR NUMBER 1!!!!

I think that I'm crying for the entire Massu family, friends and fans tonight :bigcry: :lol:

Sparko1030
02-06-2006, 03:02 AM
:hug: to Nico. Not much more to say really except love ya always Nico!!! :inlove: Nico, you rock!!!! :rocker2:

*Ljubica*
02-06-2006, 05:32 AM
:hug: to everyone here. I was a bit nervous to come here because I can't deny that I love Chucho and I am really happy for him winning both singles' and doubles' in Chile........but I am really sad for all my friends here :sad: I think Nico did great to get to this Final after all his problems last year - and of course he will win it one year and there will be plenty of other titles. So don't be too sad guys - you're a great group of fans and it's always a pleasure for me to come here amongst you - love you all :hug:

Eléa
02-06-2006, 06:40 AM
i just wanted to give you all my support :hug: Nico made a great tournament and it's the most important, you can be proud of him ;)

NicoFan
02-06-2006, 12:42 PM
:wavey: Elea!!

Rosie - no problema - we know how you love your Argentines (well some of them :lol: ), and you're always welcome here with any comments. Chucho played magnificently - you s/b really proud of him. He was really steady out there -I think you'll see excellent things from him this year - and his performance was especially amazing when he's in front of a very enthusiastic Chilean crowd. I like Jose, so if Nico had to lose to someone, glad it was him.

And this morning, things look brighter. If it wasn't Vina, I would be whooo hooo'ing that Nico made the finals after such a tough 2005. This is an excellent result - truly excellent for him and shows how hard he's working.

Big hugs for Nico though :hug: because I know he's bumming, but I hope that after a couple days reflection, he can realize too just how great a result this was for him and how proud he s/b of himself.

NicoFan
02-06-2006, 01:03 PM
He looks so adorable when he talks to himself! :lol:

http://www.lun.com/Modulos/Catalogo/Paginas/2006/02/06/LUCSTDE24LU0602.HTM?idnoticia=C387541235492014

NicoFan
02-06-2006, 01:04 PM
Gaby! :worship:

From latercera.cl:

Nicolas Massú has had six coaches in his career. Each one it has marked a phase of its life tenística, but clearly Gabriel Markus already has a special place. Despite the end loss last night, the Argentine complies for these days a fundamental work in the recovery of the double Olympic champion, although he is certain that still he remains a lot of road by traveling through before becoming again among the better of the world.

It is not coincidence what is achieving the transandino. The first time that guided al Chilean (final of 2002 until May of 2004) also obtained large things. In that first phase the national player gained two titles (Amersfoort and Palermo, besides the end of the Masters Series of Madrid), coming to be 12° of the world.

To half of last year, Massú opted for calling again to "Gaby" so that guided it in the Tour, in a very complicated moment of its career. They began of zero the 2006, far from the better of the world. The task of Markus was not simple, therefore should deliver him the weapons to its pupilo so that to believe again in its conditions. And from to little it is achieving it.

This year adds the quarterfinals in Auckland and the final in Vina del Mar. Enough, considering that the 2005 finalized it losing consecutively in the first round of six tournaments.

Therefore the words of gratitude of Massú. "All this I am dedicated him to my coach, because has helped me a lot when I have been low".

"My work has been to adjust some technical things and to calm down to Nico. I know that thus will be again among the better", added Markus.

*Ljubica*
02-06-2006, 04:24 PM
:wavey: Elea!!

Rosie - no problema - we know how you love your Argentines (well some of them :lol: ), and you're always welcome here with any comments. Chucho played magnificently - you s/b really proud of him. He was really steady out there -I think you'll see excellent things from him this year - and his performance was especially amazing when he's in front of a very enthusiastic Chilean crowd. I like Jose, so if Nico had to lose to someone, glad it was him.

And this morning, things look brighter. If it wasn't Vina, I would be whooo hooo'ing that Nico made the finals after such a tough 2005. This is an excellent result - truly excellent for him and shows how hard he's working.

Big hugs for Nico though :hug: because I know he's bumming, but I hope that after a couple days reflection, he can realize too just how great a result this was for him and how proud he s/b of himself.
Thanks :hug:

Sparko1030
02-06-2006, 05:17 PM
:bigwave: Elea and Rosie! Hope you are both feeling better. You are right-he did well in Vina and there will be more titles for him and hopefully a Vina in his future. No need to worry coming here Rosie! Sooner or later our favorites are going to play eachother. And you should be proud of Chucho-from Nicofan's commentary it sounds like he really controled the match and played masterfullly. Cudos to Chucho and congrats to his fans!

*Ljubica*
02-06-2006, 06:14 PM
:bigwave: Elea and Rosie! Hope you are both feeling better. You are right-he did well in Vina and there will be more titles for him and hopefully a Vina in his future. No need to worry coming here Rosie! Sooner or later our favorites are going to play eachother. And you should be proud of Chucho-from Nicofan's commentary it sounds like he really controled the match and played masterfullly. Cudos to Chucho and congrats to his fans!
Thanks :hug:

Fergie
02-06-2006, 09:24 PM
Nico :sad:

But was a great week for him, the next time I want to see him with the winner cup :)

LOVELY
02-06-2006, 09:44 PM
a big :hug: for all of the Nico fans on this board.Sorry for the loss :awww: anyway he did well the whole week and made a great tournament :yeah:

kidnicky
02-07-2006, 02:57 AM
Thanks for all your support Rosie, Elea and Lovely :hug:

Rosie like NicoFan said, Chucho played excellent and if Nico gave him all the credit we must do the same, beside we saw it so don't be affraid!! what better than to lose against such a great rival like Chucho was for Nico.

And it was a great week for Nico and for us so I'm pretty sure that he'll take the best of this past week and he'll win more titles that's for sure :yeah: