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Battle of Biscayne Bay...Massu In Miami!

NicoFan
03-14-2006, 03:08 AM
Yeay I get to see Nico in Miami! :bounce:

So he has to get a great draw, he and Fernando have to win in doubles, and most importantly, he has to practice where I can find him so I can take lots of shirtless pictures. ;) :lol:

VAMOS NICO!!!

:boxing:

kidnicky
03-14-2006, 03:29 AM
Yeay!! we're going to see Nico in Miami!! :woohoo: oh wait, NicoFan is the one that will see him but at least I'll have lots of pics and great reports :yeah:

So since now please we've to start praying for a good draw for Nico pleasee!!! of course that the boys have to win in doubles and NicoFan if you can't find Nico during practice, just ask him :lol:

VAMOS NICO!!!!!! THIS WILL BE A BETTER WEEK!!! :banana:

TommyB.
03-14-2006, 03:24 PM
"shirtless pictures"

This is very important...please do your best...Paparazzi. ;)

Of course Nico need a better draw!!

NicoFan
03-14-2006, 03:30 PM
You know, sadly I would love to be a paparazzi following Nico around all day. :lol: Me bad. ;)

Especially when he's shirtless! :haha:

kidnicky
03-14-2006, 03:35 PM
oooh yes, that would be the best job in the world for us right NicoFan? ;)

So please NicoFan, you've to start beign focus, ready and just take lots of great pics like you always do .... remember focus!! :lol:

NicoFan
03-14-2006, 03:37 PM
Oh believe me, I'll be focusing when Nico is in front of me. Of course, I have to remember to breathe when I get near him. ;) :lol:

And I forget, yes, more important - he needs a great draw! Cuz pictures are great - but wins are better! :woohoo:

kidnicky
03-14-2006, 04:17 PM
of course!! I've been keeping everything crossed since now for a good draw!! wins are much much better!!! and even more when you're watching those live :lol: :yeah:

and you just have to repeat to yourself, breathe .... breathe .... Nico shirtless .... breathe :haha:

Sparko1030
03-14-2006, 05:06 PM
Good luck to Nico and Nicofan in Miami! :hatoff: I have confidence that Nicofan will get lots of good pics-she's poven her ability. :lol: I think we should be hoping for hot weather so Nico goes shirtless again... ;)

I have more confindence in the weather than the draw...so I will keep my fingers crossed for him. He seems to have made the transisiton to hard courts fairly well this time so with a good draw (ie NO Roger!) He can do quite well I belive.

NicoFan
03-16-2006, 04:26 PM
I miss Nico. :sad:

We need something like NICOTV where cameras follow him around 24/7 so we don't have to miss him. ;) :haha:

He's love that.

Yeah right... :lol: :lol:

kidnicky
03-16-2006, 04:41 PM
I miss Nico too :sobbing:

I guess that we'd love that NicoTV idea NicoFan but him ... mmm I'm not that sure :lol:

Besides our jobs would have to be the producers of that show 'cause I really don't think that our bosses would accept to have a TV in our desks don't you think??? :haha:

NicoFan
03-16-2006, 04:47 PM
Being a producer would be fun! :lol:

But yes, Nico would hate it. :eek:

Maybe have an hour show everyday except Sunday (we'll let him have one day off for good behavior. :haha: ) That's a good compromise. ;) :lol:

kidnicky
03-16-2006, 06:27 PM
could you imagine us as producers of that show??? we'd always have him practicing shirtless, sleeping shirtless, eating shirtless oooh! ans with his hair down ... ok I better stop :devil:

no sundays off!!! I'm at home on weekends so those would be my days wathing NicoTV all day! so we could give him monday off :lol:

Oh God! Now we completely lost our minds isn't?? :silly:

NicoFan
03-16-2006, 07:36 PM
My only excuse - I'm bored and I just wore myself out last week with writing papers so I'm a little dazed and confused today. :lol:

kidnicky
03-16-2006, 08:36 PM
oh you have an excuse?? damn! and wich would be mine??? .... mmm forget it I don't have any excuse but it's not my fault, Nico has some of the blame in all this, I was a little crazy but after Acapulco, I completely lost my mind :haha:

LOVELY
03-16-2006, 09:40 PM
:cool: Good luck to Nico and NicoFan in Miami :sport:

NicoFan
03-17-2006, 02:31 PM
Hey everyone! :wavey:

If you have time, please fill in this fan survey from the ATP - its really not a fan survey - they want to see about beer, betting, and liquor sponsorships. But there is a comment sections: two things that would be nice to mention in that section are more live feeds and live tickers that actually work. Probably won't help but at least they'll have to read them and will know what we think of the crappy job they are doing. ;)

http://www.atptennis.com/en/fansurvey/

NicoFan
03-17-2006, 02:42 PM
HAPPY ST. PATRICK'S DAY!

:aparty: :aparty: :aparty:

Have fun and be safe!

NicoFan
03-17-2006, 04:33 PM
I started a CHILENO cheering thread in the Nasdaq forum.

Have fun cheering the chicos on and hopefully they'll all still be in when I'm back the second week! :bounce:

LOVELY
03-17-2006, 04:38 PM
HAPPY ST PATRICK'S DAY TO ALL THE NICO FANS !!!!! :aparty: :aparty:

kidnicky
03-17-2006, 07:21 PM
NicoFan I've said it like hundred's of times but anyway again BUENA SUERTE EN MIAMI!!! :yeah: and don't forget us pleaseee!!! take care of Nico and hopefully you'll still be cheering them when you come back :banana:

Happy St. Patrick's day to all of you :bounce:

Thanks for the survey and the cheering thread ... Miami will be better than IW for the boys , I know it!!! :rocker2:

NicoFan
03-18-2006, 09:17 PM
Our Nico got a bit of rest in before he left for Miami yesterday :yeah: - is practicing today in Miami.

From latercera.cl:

Nicolas Massú travelled yesterday to Florida, after surpassing a strong one resfrío. The viñamarino wait to comply today his first training in Key Biscayne.

Sparko1030
03-19-2006, 02:55 AM
Bon Voyage Nicofan!!! Have a great trip and a wonderful time!!!!

VAMOS!!! to Nico!!!!

NicoFan
03-19-2006, 01:35 PM
Bon Voyage Nicofan!!! Have a great trip and a wonderful time!!!!

VAMOS!!! to Nico!!!!

Thanks Sparko! Last night I was kind of freaking because I don't like flying. I'm fine once I'm on the plane, but thinking about it always makes me :eek: I don't know how these guys fly all the time.

But I woke up totally psyched! :woohoo:

I'll give Nico a :hug: and :kiss: from you all! :p Yeah I wish. ;) :lol:

kidnicky
03-20-2006, 03:46 AM
Thanks Sparko! Last night I was kind of freaking because I don't like flying. I'm fine once I'm on the plane, but thinking about it always makes me :eek: I don't know how these guys fly all the time.

But I woke up totally psyched! :woohoo:

I'll give Nico a :hug: and :kiss: from you all! :p Yeah I wish. ;) :lol:

Well since you'll be seeing him you've to NicoFan!!!! so give him a kiss and a hug for me :kiss: oh and I hope that you had a nice flight, glad to know that you didn't get the word in la tercera article 'cause it said that Nico catched a cold (and I know that you'd have been even more freaked that just for the fligh lol!) but don't worry, he's fine now and practicing in Miami ;) ooohh!! you'll be seeing him tomorrow!!!! ahhhhh!!!! :sobbing:

oh and just a quick note from some info that I found in la tercera , it seems that the people from Dusseldorf want the boys there and that they're trying to find a solution 'cause it seems that they only have 5 teams confirmed and that France and Sweeden (that will be the next on the list) haven't confirmed yet their assistance and after them it's the Switzerland team and Roger doesn't want to play so there's still a possibility :rolleyes:

I know that some of us don't want that the boys play there but according to their parents they'd like to play again but they're waiting for a formal invitation. So I guess that if this invitation wouldn't be possible well fine for us :p the boys will have more time for their preparation in RG but if they do receive the invitation and they want to play well Good luck!! lol! we'll be supporting them anyway so.... :shrug: :lol:

BUENA SUERTE EN MIAMI NICO AND NICOFAN!!!!! :banana:

kidnicky
03-20-2006, 09:02 PM
The main draw is out!! I knew that anything could be worse than IW lol! :rolleyes: actually he has a good draw considering the stupid ranking, I don't know who the hell is the guy in the first round :shrug: but I guess that Nico can win this!! :rocker2:

VAMOOOS NICOOO!!!!! :bounce:


(15) STEPANEK, Radek CZE v Bye
MALISSE, Xavier BEL v (WC) LAPENTTI, Nicolas ECU
MASSU, Nicolas CHI v SLUITER, Raemon NED
Bye v (21) ROBREDO, Tommy ESP
(26) BERDYCH, Tomas CZE v Bye
ZIB, Tomas CZE v ACASUSO, Jose ARG
Qualifier v GOLDSTEIN, Paul USA
Bye v (3) NALBANDIAN, David ARG

Things get complicated with Tommy and the rest but I'm taking this one match at a time loL! ;)

Sparko1030
03-21-2006, 07:36 AM
:) Much better draw than IW (anything looks good after Roger :p !). Still shouldn't take any of these guys for granted-Tommy R can be tough. I don't know a lot about Sluiter either, but Nico has been playing well and he should be able to beat him. Good Luck Nico!!!! :kiss:

TommyB.
03-21-2006, 10:21 AM
Yeah the draw is much better. Raemon Sluiter played not successful the last 2 years...lot of challengers. Of course Nico should be able to beat him!

H2H (4-1 Nico):

2004 Amersfoort, Clay, R16 Massu 6:4 7:6
2003 Stockholm, Hard, R32 Sluiter 6:3 3:6 7:5 :rolleyes:
2003 Amersfoort, Clay, F Massu 6:4 7:6 6:2 :worship:
2002 Long Island, Hard, R64 Massu 6:4 7:6
2001 Adelaide, Hard, R32 Massu 6:2 6:4

Vamos Nico! :)

kidnicky
03-21-2006, 06:49 PM
Thanks for all that info Tommy! :yeah: I agree that Nico can win this so again Buena Suerte Nico!!!! :kiss: You can do it!!! Vamooos! :bounce:

ChinoRios4Ever
03-21-2006, 07:28 PM
VAMOS MASSU!!!!!!

kidnicky
03-22-2006, 04:00 AM
Nico is playing tomorrow!!! aprox 1 pm Miami time.

BUENA SUERTE NICO VAMOOOS!!!! :banana: YOU CAN DO IT!!!! FIGHT!!!! :fiery:

And he'll win tomorrow 'cause NicoFan is there :lol:

NICO NICO NICO VAMOOS!!! :bounce:

Stadium: 11:00 AM Start

1. Women's Singles: 1st Round Draw
Ashley Harkleroad (USA) vs. Jamea Jackson (USA) WC

2. Men's Singles: 1st Round Draw
Nicolas Massu (CHI) :yeah: vs. Raemon Sluiter (NED)

3. Men's Singles: 1st Round Draw
Carlos Moya (ESP) vs. Victor Hanescu (ROM)

4. Women's Singles: 1st Round Draw
Qualifier Q vs. Lisa Raymond (USA)

Sparko1030
03-22-2006, 07:01 AM
Good Luck Nico!!! :kiss: You CAN win this one!!!! VAMOS!!!!

RogiFan88
03-22-2006, 09:05 PM
Well, he DID!!! Nico won!! ;)

kidnicky
03-22-2006, 09:20 PM
NICO WON!!! :woohoo:

6-4, 6-3 !!!! :rocker2:

Now to the next round!! it'll be tought but I know he can make it!! and even more with NicoFan there :yeah:

I'm so happy and proud of Nico!! keep it goin sweetie!!! :hug:

And he was the first tennis player using the hawk-eye! making history :p

VAMOOOS NICOOOO!!!! BRAVOOO!!!! :bounce:

TommyB.
03-22-2006, 09:52 PM
YES! :) Not many problems with Sluiter....nice to see. Now against spanish guy Robredo...hmm it´s difficult but i think he can do it. Nico is on fire! :devil:

LOVELY
03-22-2006, 10:34 PM
well done Nico:woohoo:

kidnicky
03-22-2006, 10:57 PM
I think that he can do it too!!! I agree ... Nico is on fire :fiery: :lol:

TommyB.
03-22-2006, 11:16 PM
I think that he can do it too!!! I agree ... Nico is on fire :fiery: :lol:

and NicoFan too ;)

kidnicky
03-23-2006, 03:46 AM
I'm pretty sure that she's having a great time don't you think?? :lol:

Sparko1030
03-23-2006, 05:09 AM
She's gotta be havging a good time :lol: Nico even shaved for her! (see the pics Kid posted on the picture thread!)

Great win Nico!!!! :woohoo: Keep it up agianst Tommy R!!!

kidnicky
03-23-2006, 02:31 PM
yees lol! and she was saying that I was the lucky one right?? she has our Nico shaved just like she likes him :lol:

Vamos Nico against Robredo!!!! :banana:

GonzoFan
03-23-2006, 05:40 PM
Post match interview with Massu

http://www.nasdaq-100open.com/news/2006/interviews/0322e.html

N. MASSU/R. Sluiter
6‑4, 6‑3
An interview with:


NICOLAS MASSU


THE MODERATOR: Questions, please.

Q. April 7th is coming soon. You'll be on your favorite surface: Grass.

NICOLAS MASSU: Favorite or not favorite?

Q. You've won some matches on grass. You've won some matches at Wimbledon. How difficult is this Davis Cup tie going to be for you?

NICOLAS MASSU: Not really ‑‑ when you get more preparation, maybe you play better. But in the last two years, I played just Wimbledon. I didn't play the tournaments before that.

Yeah, I always win some matches in grass. I remember that I played Nottingham for two times and I won the two first matches. Wimbledon, I make one time the third round and two times the second round. In Juniors, I won in the Wimbledon in doubles, and Queen's in doubles, so. I made quarters in Wimbledon also in Juniors.

So I have a little experience. I try to do my best when I play there. But of course that is the surface that more I don't have too much experience there, but I try to do my best.

Q. The United States does not want you and Gonzalez to sit back on the baseline and slam shots back. That's maybe why they picked it.

NICOLAS MASSU: What you say, in the doubles?

Q. In singles.

NICOLAS MASSU: What your question?

Q. The United States picked grass because they seem to be afraid that you and Gonzalez will sit back on the baseline, and you both hit the ball very, very ‑‑

NICOLAS MASSU: Yeah, all the players have different style of game, so me and Fernando, we are aggressive players from the baseline. So of course in grass we have to play more in the net, go more for to make some volleys. It's going to be difficult for the doubles. We going to have to change a little bit. We cannot stay in the back making just winners or try to hit the ball from the baseline.

I don't know. We gonna have like maybe one or two weeks for practice there, so I don't know. I don't know.

Is a different court, but is nice to play against the United States in grass. Is going to be a good experience for us. Is the first time that we are in the quarterfinals, so we gonna try to do our best.

Q. Will you play doubles at this tournament?

NICOLAS MASSU: Yeah, we play together in Indian Wells and here, so we gonna practice the doubles for Davis Cup.

Q. And then if you go out, you go to Fisher Island and work there?

NICOLAS MASSU: Yeah, Davis Cup captain arrive today, so we are taking care about that. Depends on how we do here.

kidnicky
03-23-2006, 06:24 PM
Thank you so much for the interview GonzoFan!! :hug: I got tired of beign looking for pics in that site 'cause it's kind of complicated so I really appreciate that you've found the interview ;)

favorite surface??? the moderator was kind of crazy right?? :lol:

kidnicky
03-23-2006, 06:52 PM
I've forgoten to post it, sorry!! and I can't find a pastable version so here it's just the part of the boys

VAMOS CHILENOOOS!!!! :bounce:

Fernando Gonzalez (CHI)
Nicolas Massu (CHI)
vs.

Robert Lindstedt (SWE)
Jarkko Nieminen (FIN)


Jordan Kerr (AUS)
Jim Thomas (USA)
vs.

Jonathan Erlich (ISR)
Andy Ram (ISR) [6]

kidnicky
03-24-2006, 05:09 AM
Nico is playing tomorrow!!!! :bounce: so it'd be an aprox time of 8pm Miami time ... maybe later :shrug:

VAMOS NICO!!!!! A GANAR!!!! :rocker2:

He can do it!! I know!!! Vamos Nico Vamos!! :fiery: Buena Suerte!!!!! :banana:

Feña is playing to and Paul so tomorrow, the chilean power will take Miami LOL!

Grandstand: 10:00 AM Start
1. Men's Singles: 1st Round
Feliciano Lopez (ESP) vs. Alex Kuznetsov (USA) WC

2. Women's Singles: 2nd Round
Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS) [12] vs. Vera Zvonareva (RUS)

3. Men's Singles: 2nd Round
Alex Bogomolov Jr. (USA) Q vs. Marcos Baghdatis (CYP) [25]

4. Men's Singles: 2nd Round
Stanislas Wawrinka (SUI) vs. Fernando Gonzalez (CHI) [18]

5. Women's Singles: 2nd Round
Iveta Benesova (CZE) vs. Ana Ivanovic (SCG) [14]

6. Men's Singles: 2nd Round
Nicolas Massu (CHI) :yeah: vs. Tommy Robredo (ESP) [21]

TommyB.
03-24-2006, 10:37 AM
Oh no the sixth game...that´s to late for me (in Germany)! So i must dream of Nico´s win.:zzz:

Vamos! :)

kidnicky
03-24-2006, 02:22 PM
yes it's the last match on that court, so with your dream about Nico wining should be enough :lol:

VAMOOOS NICOO!!!! :banana:

Fergie
03-25-2006, 02:04 AM
Nico d. Robredo 6-4 6-4 :woohoo:

kidnicky
03-25-2006, 02:12 AM
NICO WON!!!! :woohoo: :woohoo:

6-4, 6-4 !!!! :rocker2:

NicoFan must be jumping in the court right now :lol:

I'm so happy!!!! Congratulations Nico!!!! You're the best!! :hug:

GRANDE NICO!!!!! VAMOOOS!!!! TO THE NEXT ROUND!!!!

Stepanek will be tought but he can make it!!!!!

Love ya Nico!!! :hug:

LOVELY
03-25-2006, 11:09 AM
well done Nico :woohoo:

RogiFan88
03-25-2006, 07:55 PM
Nice, straightforward win for Nico!! Well done!! ;)

VAMOS, NICO, vs. Radek!

kidnicky
03-25-2006, 11:05 PM
Nico is playing tomorrow in singles and doubles with Feña ...

BUENA SUERTE NICO!!!! VAMOS YOU CAN DO IT!!! :rocker2:

It will be a tought match but Nico can make it!!! :yeah:

VAMOOOOS NICOOO!!! :bounce:

The OOP


Grandstand: 11:00 AM Start
1. Women's Singles: 3rd Round
Daniela Hantuchova (SVK) [13] vs. Eleni Daniilidou (GRE) Q

2. Men's Singles: 3rd Round
Radek Stepanek (CZE) [15] vs. Nicolas Massu (CHI) :yeah:

3. Men's Singles: 3rd Round
Nicolas Kiefer (GER) [16] vs. Fernando Gonzalez (CHI) [18] :yeah:

4. Men's Singles: 3rd Round
Ivan Ljubicic (CRO) [6] vs. Filippo Volandri (ITA) [30]

5. Men's Singles: 3rd Round
Robby Ginepri (USA) [20] vs. Christophe Rochus (BEL)

6. Women's Singles: 3rd Round
Tatiana Golovin (FRA) [22] vs. Elena Vesnina (RUS)


Court 3: 10:00 AM Start
1. Women's Singles: 3rd Round
Anna-Lena Groenefeld (GER) [16] vs. Jie Zheng (CHN)

2. Women's Singles: 3rd Round
Viktoriya Kutuzova (UKR) LL vs. Maria Kirilenko (RUS) [20]

3. Men's Doubles: 1st Round
Feliciano Lopez (ESP)
Fernando Verdasco (ESP) vs. Jonas Bjorkman (SWE)
Max Mirnyi (BLR) [2]

4. Women's Doubles: 1st Round
Gisela Dulko (ARG)
Maria Kirilenko (RUS) vs. Nuria Llagostera Vives (ESP)
Maria Vento-Kabchi (VEN)

After suitable rest
5. Men's Doubles: 1st Round
Fernando Gonzalez (CHI)
Nicolas Massu (CHI) :yeah: vs. Robert Lindstedt (SWE)
Jarkko Nieminen (FIN)

Sambuca
03-26-2006, 01:10 AM
very hot player!! on this court i think Nico could beat Stepanek! what do you thiink?

TommyB.
03-26-2006, 12:22 PM
I don´t like Stepanek but he is unpleasant to play. The czech operates offensive..serve&volley sometimes. And yes he is very hot on court, like our chilean guy! :fiery: ;)

Good luck Nico...fight fight fight!! Vamos!!

kidnicky
03-26-2006, 05:40 PM
Hopefully both of you will be right and Nico will win today!!

Vamos Nico!! Fight!! :fiery: You can do it!!!! :bounce:

TommyB.
03-26-2006, 10:17 PM
Nico! :awww: :bigcry:

I hate Matches like this! :banghead:

Vamos Nico...GO ON!

NicoFan
03-26-2006, 10:46 PM
:wavey:

Got back from Miami a little while ago. I had an awesome time - I loved the Miami tournament this year - right now its my favorite tournment! :lol:

I saw Nico so much, he seems really happy, and joking around.

But so sad to see my Nico lost. My chico needed me to root him on and I wasn't there. :sad:

But he looked great in his first two matches. And looks so cute too! :lol:

I have lots of pictures but I'm going to be busy this week at school so I'll post them next week.

LOVELY
03-26-2006, 10:47 PM
Nico :awww:
a big :hug: to all the Nico fans...It was a tough match and he fought very hard .Be proud of your boy :worship:

LOVELY
03-26-2006, 10:48 PM
:wavey:

Got back from Miami a little while ago.

So sad to see my Nico lost. My chico needed me to root him on and I wasn't there. :sad:

But he looked great in his first two matches. And looks so cute too! :lol:

I have lots of pictures but I'm going to be busy this week at school so I'll post them next week.

welcome back :wavey:

kidnicky
03-26-2006, 10:55 PM
welcome back NicoFan :hug: I really missed you :sad: I can't stand another tournament by my own .... and I really appreciated that Lovely and Elea were with me, even now that I'm such a mess crying like crazy :bigcry:

Oh Nico!! it was so closed!! and he fought so hard .. I really hate that he lost!!! :sad:

You've to be better than me Nico, leave the sadness for me okay sweetie :hug:

NicoFan ... now you understand why we can't leave the boy alone until the tournament it's over??? :p it happened the same in Acapulco remember??

RogiFan88
03-27-2006, 01:40 AM
Poor Nico, such a tough, tough loss... and Fena also losing a toughie... hope they can manage a win in dbles now... they must be exhausted.

NicoFan
03-27-2006, 02:40 AM
The chicos doubles match has been rescheduled for Monday. I had a feeling they might because Fernando's match ended so late, and I can't remember if Court 3 has lights.

Court 3: 11:00 AM Start
Cyril Suk (CZE)/Pavel Vizner (CZE) vs. Tomas Berdych (CZE)/Jaroslav Levinsky (CZE)
Ting Li (CHN)/Tiantian Sun (CHN) vs. Emilie Loit (FRA)/Nicole Pratt (AUS)
Fabrice Santoro (FRA)/Nenad Zimonjic (SCG) [5] vs. Mario Ancic (CRO)/Ivan Ljubicic (CRO)
Igor Andreev (RUS)/Nikolay Davydenko (RUS) vs. Paul Hanley (AUS)/Kevin Ullyett (ZIM) [4]
Fernando Gonzalez (CHI)/Nicolas Massu (CHI) vs. Robert Lindstedt (SWE)
Jarkko Nieminen (FIN)

Sparko1030
03-27-2006, 04:48 AM
:eek: OMG what a scoreline! Sorry I wasn't here Kid! What a match that must have been. :hug: to Nico-so close! But again, I am just so happy that he is playing well. Keep it up Nico!!! :kiss:

And welcome back Nicofan! Can't wait to see your pics!

Fergie
03-27-2006, 05:21 AM
Poor Nico, he had the match in his hands :sad:

TommyB.
03-27-2006, 12:34 PM
Good luck today Nico and Fernando...after these dramatical single matches on sunday!

tennisace
03-27-2006, 01:41 PM
The chicos doubles match has been rescheduled for Monday. I had a feeling they might because Fernando's match ended so late, and I can't remember if Court 3 has lights.

Court 3: 11:00 AM Start
Cyril Suk (CZE)/Pavel Vizner (CZE) vs. Tomas Berdych (CZE)/Jaroslav Levinsky (CZE)
Ting Li (CHN)/Tiantian Sun (CHN) vs. Emilie Loit (FRA)/Nicole Pratt (AUS)
Fabrice Santoro (FRA)/Nenad Zimonjic (SCG) [5] vs. Mario Ancic (CRO)/Ivan Ljubicic (CRO)
Igor Andreev (RUS)/Nikolay Davydenko (RUS) vs. Paul Hanley (AUS)/Kevin Ullyett (ZIM) [4]
Fernando Gonzalez (CHI)/Nicolas Massu (CHI) vs. Robert Lindstedt (SWE)
Jarkko Nieminen (FIN)

Nicofan - I was there for all six hours of it yesterday. Was heartbreaking. Sat again with TeamChile (they asked where you were.) Will email you all the details when I get home on Wednesday. Have plenty of pics, too - and will be going to dubs match today.

NicoFan
03-27-2006, 01:42 PM
Poor Nico :hug:

Sounds so sad. :sad:

From Radio Cooperativa:

After the painful loss in third round of the Masters Series of Miami, the viñamarino assured that will manage to recover quickly to play its better level by Chile set against United States.

Nicolas Massú (46º of the ATP) left a sad image al to be said good-bye of the Masters Series of Miami with a loss to Czech Radek Stepanek (16º) in a match that had practically won, but beyond the hard blow that signified this reverse, the viñamarino was emphatic to indicate that arrive from the best form for seek its revenge set against United States by the Cup Davis.

After the fall for 7-6 (6), 6-7 (5) and 5-7 before the European, the pupilo of Gabriel Markus was declared confident in its level and indicated that all the efforts will be centered in representing to Chile in the series that will be played in Rancho Mirage (California) between the 7 and April 9.

"I have to be a head as I did it in Vina, that I lost the end and hurt me, but then I went to Brazil and I had the revenge, and this is thus. There would be me delighted to win, but my revenge will be the Davis Cup and in the important tournaments", assured the number two national.

"By as I am playing and tuning up a pair of things I believe that is going to go me well, although tuning up those small details, because that suddenly causes changes you a match", stated.

Regarding its sensations after delivering a match in which served for the triumph with the scoreboard 5-3 to its favor in the third one set, the double Olympic champion recognized that the spirit remained for the floor, but underlined that no longer one must continue thinking about it.

"You arrive al side room and five minutes ago had the match won, then that is difficult to accept, but there is not return behind. More oak one must expect a year to return to Miami and that hurts, but one is a sportsman and tomorrow one must coach equal and next week there is another tournament", commented.

"It escaped itself me and is difficult to accept it because is a match that had won, two times. Time ago me did not pass, and sadly came in a third round of a super one nine (Masters Series) and hurts enough, but the tennis is thus", added.

Nicolas Massú failed in its intent by arriving for the first time to the quarterfinals in Key Biscayne, but its presence in the Nasdaq-100 Open for will be maintained in the double, where Monday will play next to Fernando González front al binomial of the swedish one Robert Lindstedt (48º) and the Finnish one Jarkko Nieminen (130º).

The match of the viñamarino (55º of the specialty) and that of Gonzalez (31º) should be played this Sunday, but was deferred owed al great effort that both carried out in their respective losses. (Cooperative.cl)

NicoFan
03-27-2006, 01:47 PM
Nicofan - I was there for all six hours of it yesterday. Was heartbreaking. Sat again with TeamChile (they asked where you were.) Will email you all the details when I get home on Wednesday. Have plenty of pics, too - and will be going to dubs match today.

:wavey:

Hey there! I thought of you watching their matches. I think that would have cried if I was there. I wish I had stayed and changed my flight - I felt like I abandoned them. Yeah right - as if they really knew that I wasn't there. :lol:

And lucky you that you got to sit with the cute Chilenos! :lol: They were so nice. I wish that I had a chance to see them again.

Can't wait to see your pictures! My pictures came out okay - there were some good ones, but the videos rocked - I think next time I'll just take videos.

kidnicky
03-27-2006, 02:38 PM
Good luck to Nico and Feña today!! this has to be a better day after the terrible day that we had yesterday ... mi final thought about yesterday is that the Gradstand court is cursed :rolleyes: thank God that today's match is not there, I was yelling yesterday when I saw the final of Feña's match "I can't believe it!! this is not happening again?!?!" ... poor boys :sad: and I saw an interview with Nico after the match and well like you read in the previous post from NicoFan, he was sad and trying to figure out why he couldn't end that match but he was calmn and I'm more calmn now ... the guy from ESPN said tha the Grandstand was the witness of the pain of an entire country, and I was like "not only Chile!! I'm suffering here too!!" :lol:

Tennisace, thanks for beign with our NicoFan!! You spend all day in that court with our boys and thanks for that, I spend the all day in front of the computer, what a day :rolleyes:

Sparko1030
03-27-2006, 07:47 PM
:hug: to Nico. That was a tough loss. I imagine it is frustrating to miss some chances and to loose such a close match. DO NOT get discouraged though Nico!!!! You are doing so well-keep building on your successes-your making great progress. :yeah:

Good luck to Nico and Fernando in the doubles match today!

tennisace
03-29-2006, 02:38 PM
:wavey:

Hey there! I thought of you watching their matches. I think that would have cried if I was there. I wish I had stayed and changed my flight - I felt like I abandoned them. Yeah right - as if they really knew that I wasn't there. :lol:

And lucky you that you got to sit with the cute Chilenos! :lol: They were so nice. I wish that I had a chance to see them again.

Can't wait to see your pictures! My pictures came out okay - there were some good ones, but the videos rocked - I think next time I'll just take
videos.

Back from TW. Saw most of the dubs match. Was entertaining and the boys looked relaxed even though they lost. Lovely Chilenos not at the match as they had to fly home that night. They were v nice to me on Sunday. Bought me ice cream and invited me to dinner (I declined.) I had no idea though that they were such close friends with HdlP and Fena. Did you know that one of them had been - until this year - President of Chilean Tennis Fed? And another the VP? They really took me in and even HdlP talked to me, chidding me for not coming back with food for everyone between matches and saying, jokingly, that he thought Amercans were known for their hospitality. And they all wanted to know if I'd be at DC.

Will try to upload my pics to Snapfish later today and will send you the link.

kidnicky
03-29-2006, 02:57 PM
hey tennisace, thanks for your report, is good to know something of what actually happenend during the doubles match, so thank you again! ;)

NicoFan
03-29-2006, 02:59 PM
Back from TW. Saw most of the dubs match. Was entertaining and the boys looked relaxed even though they lost. Lovely Chilenos not at the match as they had to fly home that night. They were v nice to me on Sunday. Bought me ice cream and invited me to dinner (I declined.) I had no idea though that they were such close friends with HdlP and Fena. Did you know that one of them had been - until this year - President of Chilean Tennis Fed? And another the VP? They really took me in and even HdlP talked to me, chidding me for not coming back with food for everyone between matches and saying, jokingly, that he thought Amercans were known for their hospitality. And they all wanted to know if I'd be at DC.

Will try to upload my pics to Snapfish later today and will send you the link.

OMG...I didn't realize that we were joking with guys close to Horacio and Fena (and I'm sure Nico too). :lol: The guy that left last year as president with the CTF was a nice guy too - he was really excellent, and it was a shame that he felt the need to not seek re-election. Too long of a story but he got caught in the middle of a ridiculous power struggle. I'll have to see if I can find a picture of him so I can see which guy he was.

Looking forward to the pictures - I haven't gotten mine all up yet but will finish by the weekend.

Wish I was going to the DC tie. I tried but too expensive right after Miami.

And did you see the news on our Horacio? Looks like he and Fernando are going their separate ways. I'm devastated. I can't imagine Fernando without Horacio and not seeing Horacio at all of Fernando's practices and matches. :sad:

kidnicky
03-29-2006, 04:44 PM
Of course that I saw the news about Fernando and Horacio but it seems, at least according to the press, that it's just a break and that they'll meet again in MonteCarlo ... for the first time I want to believe in what the press is saying 'cause I hate this switching coaches thing!! I want them together! :sad: