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Gaby Markus Tribute Thread...You Will Be Missed!! *sad*

NicoFan
08-11-2006, 10:00 PM
After watching Gaby with Nico in Toronto, I decided I never want Nico to have another coach! :lol: He's great with Nico.

So here's a tribute thread to our Gaby with pictures!

LOVELY
08-11-2006, 10:29 PM
Good idea :yeah: Gaby is a nice guy and a great coach :cool:

kidnicky
08-12-2006, 12:01 AM
NicoFan :lol: .... yes here it's our thread for Gaby :hug:

GABY NUNCA DEJES A NICOOO!!!! ;)

Thank you sooo much for all the work that you do with the kid Gaby :worship: :worship:

The pixs are great NicoFan!

PoderShileno
08-12-2006, 01:08 AM
gaby is a great coach :yeah:

ChinoRios4Ever
08-12-2006, 01:57 AM
good idea nicofan

GABY MARKUS :yeah:

Sparko1030
08-12-2006, 06:21 AM
:worship: Gabby!!!!

Even though Nico has had some crap draws, he has been playing well, and consitent and Gabby must take some of the credit for that. He seems to be just the perfect "fit" for Nico. :)

kidnicky
08-13-2006, 08:50 PM
:worship: Gabby!!!!

Even though Nico has had some crap draws, he has been playing well, and consitent and Gabby must take some of the credit for that. He seems to be just the perfect "fit" for Nico. :)

You're right Sparko, Gaby is the perfect "fit" for Nico :yeah: that's why I want him as Nico's coach for the rest of our lifes :lol: ..... definetly Gaby is " the man " :worship: it's incredible to see how well he works with Nico and how much he takes care of him :hug: ..... and we saw that Nico doesn't practice if Gaby isn't there, he's always waiting and looking for Gaby :p

NicoFan
08-13-2006, 09:20 PM
we saw that Nico doesn't practice if Gaby isn't there, he's always waiting and looking for Gaby :p

I think its cute how he looks for Gaby. :) Last year at the US Open, Gaby was scoping out Stan the Man for Nico's match against him so Nico had to start his practice without him and he kept looking for Gaby then too. :hug:

kidnicky
08-14-2006, 02:20 AM
yes it's sooo cute :awww: .... Gaby please! never leave us!!! :lol:

NicoFan
08-16-2006, 05:54 PM
I know that Gaby and Marat were just working as a temporary thing in Cincy.

But just a reminder to our Gaby:

You can NEVER EVER leave our Nico!!!

Okay? Gracias. ;) :lol:

kidnicky
08-16-2006, 06:18 PM
:haha: okay Gaby sorrrrry but I've the same feeling as NicoFan

It's forbiden to leave Nico okay?? never ever!!!! :rolls:

We want you with him foreveeeeer pleaseeeee!!!!! :awww:

NicoFan
08-27-2006, 01:07 PM
Gaby looked very nice yesterday. I have a video where you can just see him pat Nico on the back. He takes very good care of our chico! :hug:

kidnicky
08-28-2006, 04:08 AM
Gracias NicoFan!! :hug: ... nice pics of Gaby! he's looking good too :p .. I can't wait to see that video that you took! I know that Gaby takes good care of our chico :hug:

Gaby never never leave us pleaseee!!!! :awww: ... just a reminder :lol:

NicoFan
09-04-2006, 02:59 AM
Gaby and Hans at Nico's doubles match today:

kidnicky
09-04-2006, 04:47 AM
thanks for the pic NicoFan :yeah:

Gaby never leave us ok?? I reminder again :p

NicoFan
01-06-2007, 05:41 PM
Before JMDP's match last night, The Tennis Channel had a short piece on Argentine tennis and they had our sweet Gaby on. He looked cute and he speaks English cute too. :hug:

Vamos to Gaby too - he needs to put our Nico back on the winning track again! :boxing:

kidnicky
01-06-2007, 08:31 PM
Thanks for the report NicoFan ... Definetely Gaby is our favorite coach :yeah: and he's cute too :p

Vamooos to Gaby in this new season!!! Thanks in advance to all the hardwork that he's been doing with our Nico :hug:

NicoFan
01-27-2007, 02:37 PM
I love Gaby - I really do! :hug:

But if Nico still is in the 40s (or lower :sad:) and is showing no improvement by the end of Roland Garros, it's time to get some consultant type coach to work with Nico - don't get rid of Gaby - horrors no! He takes good care of our sweetie. Just bring in someone on the side.

Someone who can get him to play more aggressive, attack more offensively (as I've said playing a defensive game is great in the NFL but sucks as a strategy in tennis), and stand up on the baseline instead of 1000 feet behind it almost sitting in the stands.

It was funny during Serena's match against Maria, the commentators were saying that in her match against Peer (I think it was Peer) that Serena was playing too defensively, standing way behind the baseline. So her mom yells out to her something like - you are playing too much defense, get out of Melbourne! :lol: Meaning Serena was playing so far back that she was standing on the writing on the court that said MELBOURNE. Serena stopped playing defensively, moved up, and started winning.

And Nico should get rid of that psychologist - obviously NOT helping. The way Nico just stood there on the court and didn't have any ummppphhh against Djokovic proves that.

kidnicky
01-27-2007, 07:00 PM
we'd be better psychologist for Nico than the actual one :lol:

and the thing is that you know that Gaby has to do with Nico what you're saying to me in Toronto :haha: .... the clay season will help for everything, definetely :yeah:

Vamoooos Gaby!!!!! :hug:

NicoFan
01-27-2007, 07:17 PM
You bet we could be a better psychologist for Nico! :lol:

And I definitely would LOVE to do with Nico like I said in Toronto. ;) :haha:

But since it will never happen, maybe Serena would let us borrow her mom. :lol:

Actually I would love to steal Jimmy Connors from Andy for a few weeks. Nico wouldn't dare misbehave with Jimmy. :lol: :lol: Jimmy doesn't put up with anything. Nico would be back in the Top 20 in no time. He'd be afraid not too. :scared: :lol: Plus Jimmy was great on all surfaces. He'd kill Nico if Nico stood 1000 feet behind the baseline. :fiery:

kidnicky
01-27-2007, 07:30 PM
maybe just Jimmy for hardcourts :haha:

and well you bet that we're better "motivators" than Serena's mom if we're in every Nico's match :rolls: .... we're the only ones screaming when he broke Rafa's serve in Toronto remember??? :lol:

ChinoRios4Ever
02-03-2007, 12:21 AM
http://www.emol.com/noticias/deportes/detalle/detallenoticias.asp?idnoticia=244586

Markus: "No conozco un Nico (Massú) que no sufra"

SANTIAGO.- El técnico argentino Gabriel Markus ya está acostumbrado a las costumbres de su pupilo, el viñamarino Nicolás Massú (42° ATP), quien esta tarde nuevamente le hizo pasar dolores de cabeza al ganar un partido en el que estuvo al borde de la derrota, llegando a salvar siete puntos de partido ante Sergio Roitman (80°).

Minutos después de salir del Court Central del Club Naval de Las Salinas, el preparador contó a Emol que el de hoy "es su tercer partido consecutivo de sufrimiento para Nico. Espero que sea un punto de inflexión en su carrera. Hasta el 6-0 y 5-2, Roitman jugó excelente. Mientras Nico jugó muy corto, él no falló".

Markus intentó buscar explicaciones para responder el cambio radical que tuvo el partido a partir de el 2-5 que debió remontar su dirigido, poniendo en la balanza la inexperiencia de Roitman. "Tal vez sintió estar en una situación nueva. Era primera vez que jugaba cuartos de final de un ATP. Sintió estar en la cancha central, con todo el público en contra. Si hay algo que rescatar, es que Nico ahí mostró su experiencia", manifestó.

Para el preparador también resulta inexplicable que el chileno, luego de meter tres o cuatro tiros ganadores que lo sacan de momentos conflictivos, vuelve a hundirse anotándose errores no forzados. "No tengo respuesta para esto. Nace del interior de Nico, cuando se suelta juega su mejor tenis. Esto es así, no conozco un Nico que no sufra. Llevo cuatro años con él y todos los partidos que ganó, fueron con sufrimiento. No lo podemos cambiar", confidenció.

Respecto a la posible ayuda psicológica que podría ayudar a Massú a estabilizar su rendimiento, tal como lo sugirió Markus en una entrevista con Emol, el entrenador recalcó que "no puedo obligar a un adulto en este tema del psicólogo. Es un asunto muy delicado, tiene que ser una persona del agrado de Nicolás y que esté dispuesta a sacrificar sus asuntos particulares por viajar muchas semanas con Nicolás".

Pensando en un posible "duelo chileno" ante Fernando González (5°) en semifinales, Markus advirtió que no intimida a su dirigido. "Es un desafío interesante, esas cosas los motivan a él", subrayó.

"Jugále al revés"

Algo molesto estaba también Markus por la advertencia que recibió durante el partido Massú-Roitman por "coaching", es decir, por dar instrucciones a su dirigido durante el partido, lo que no está permitido por la ATP. El preparador negó haber cometido la infracción.

"Lo que pasa es que hay mucha gente alrededor nuestro que le grita cosas, entre los que le dan aliento y los que le dan instrucciones. Alguien del público cerca mío gritó 'jugále al revés' (con acento argentino). El guardalínea que estaba más próximo a mí, pensó que había sido yo y lo informó al árbitro del partido. Voy a hablar con él (el juez brasileño Carlos Bernardes) para aclarar la situación", relató Markus.

kidnicky
02-03-2007, 12:53 AM
thanks for that article No1Rios

Gaby :worship: what would I do without you?!?! :kiss:

Alonsofz
02-06-2007, 04:09 AM
Perdón por lo que voy a escribir...

Creo que si Nico quiere volver a estar Top 10, debe cambiar de coach, al igual que Fernando González... Gaby es buen entrenador, pero no lo suficiente como para llevar a Nico al Top 10 :(

Nico debería intentar otros métodos... Siempre hay que cambiar :yeah:

Igualmente, Gabriel no es mal coach, no he dicho eso, pero Nico debería cambiarlo si quiere cumplir sus aspiraciones.


Otra vez, perdón por lo que escribí... Sé que tal vez me puedo ganar el rencor de alguien, pero es lo que pienso. Ojalá no se lo tomen a mal, ya que Nico es uno de mis jugadores favoritos.

VAMOS NICO!

ChinoRios4Ever
02-06-2007, 04:13 AM
puede que tengas razon alonso pero...

para mi nico primero necesita mas trabajo sicologico, fue claro como ayer los nervios lo liquidaron...

NicoFan
02-06-2007, 02:05 PM
Perdón por lo que voy a escribir...

Creo que si Nico quiere volver a estar Top 10, debe cambiar de coach, al igual que Fernando González... Gaby es buen entrenador, pero no lo suficiente como para llevar a Nico al Top 10 :(

Nico debería intentar otros métodos... Siempre hay que cambiar :yeah:

Igualmente, Gabriel no es mal coach, no he dicho eso, pero Nico debería cambiarlo si quiere cumplir sus aspiraciones.


Otra vez, perdón por lo que escribí... Sé que tal vez me puedo ganar el rencor de alguien, pero es lo que pienso. Ojalá no se lo tomen a mal, ya que Nico es uno de mis jugadores favoritos.

VAMOS NICO!

Hey Alonso! :wavey:

Anyone can write what they think here on Nico's forum. :hug: Of course, as long as they don't say they hate Nico or something like that. :lol:

Whoever coaches Nico has to be a very patient person also besides being someone who is a good coach technically. I've been to a lot of tournaments in person, and Gaby takes good care of Nico. He has the patience of a saint. Gaby knows when and where to get mad at Nico. Nico is very sensitive so a coach can't really yell at him too much or he just gets hurt. Gaby knows when to be kind to Nico and when to yell at him.

Stefanki is good for Fernando because Fer isn't as sensitive. He doesn't need someone by his side all the time. Stefanki wouldn't work for Nico because Stefanki seems like he is all work and no play. Works for Fena but I don't think would work for Nico.

But with that said...there obviously needs to be someone else come in maybe as a consultant coach because Nico shouldn't be ranked so low. Nico is almost too comfortable with Gaby. Also Gaby seems to only know clay. Nico plays hardcourts like he's playing clay. He stands way too far back - even on clay. He's too defensive on court, and isn't aggressive enough. And desperately he needs to get some attitude on court. A little bit of arrogance and edge - a "screw you" mentality out there.

I hope the South Americans don't get offended by this :lol: but I think an American coach who is a little older (not too old) would be best for Nico. I've seen what Connors has done for Andy. He's put some 'tude in Andy's game, but at the same time he knows when to back down and be kind and patient and have some fun with Andy (because Andy is also the type that needs someone who is kind at times). And the older American coaches know all surfaces: hardcourts, grass, and while not experts on clay (which Nico doesn't need anyway), they weren't horrid on clay either. Up through Agassi, Americans had decent results on clay unlike the guys now who are just plain horrid on clay.

kidnicky
02-06-2007, 02:51 PM
yes you're right NicoFan, a consultant would be okay, not replacing Gaby (never ever!!! lol!) but a consultant would be good, although like No1Rios said, right now Nico needs to work more in the "mental" side than in the tennis side.

I even need to work more in my mental side :silly: :lol:

NicoFan
02-06-2007, 03:01 PM
A tougher consultant coach could help Nico with that though.

Push him a bit more, and work on his attitude.

And Nico has to dig deep inside himself and try to get tougher and meaner too. Neither a psychologist or a coach can't do that for him. Sounds so bad - I want Nico to be less nice. :lol: On court only of course. :lol:

Maybe he needs a "guru" like Andre has in Gil Reyes... :yeah:

Alx
02-06-2007, 03:14 PM
someone who tells him not to play ten meters behind the baseline...

kidnicky
02-06-2007, 03:23 PM
well for that matter NicoFan could work, she already design the "technique" to keep Nico in the baseline :haha:

yes Nico needs some meanness from me :p not all, just a little bit :lol:

NicoFan
02-06-2007, 03:29 PM
well for that matter NicoFan could work, she already design the "technique" to keep Nico in the baseline :haha:

yes Nico needs some meanness from me :p not all, just a little bit :lol:

:lol: Yup, Kid, my "techniques" that we discussed in Toronto need to be implemented now. :haha: We can't discuss them though because people will think that I'm mean and cruel. :lol:

Juliet
02-06-2007, 03:39 PM
now I'm curious... :devil:

Alx
02-06-2007, 03:42 PM
me too :devil:

kidnicky
02-06-2007, 03:48 PM
NicoFan :haha: you're not mean with those "techniques" other coaches would be even worse :rolls:

the girls are curios now ... are you going to explain the techniques that we discussed for a all night in Toronto?!? :aplot:

ooh poor Nico, if we're together we're not good for him :p

NicoFan
02-06-2007, 03:53 PM
Oh, I can't tell becuase if Nico ever read this here by chance, he would think that I was being mean and cruel to him. :lol: And I'm not...I love my Nico - he's my angelito. :hug: :kiss: But he frustrated me no end that day in Toronto when he played Rafa, and literally, he was sooooooooooo far back from the baseline, that I thought he was going to come up into the stands and have a cup of tea with the fans. :lol:

So I'll leave my suggestions to:

- be more aggresssive
- get up to the baseline (which will come when he's more aggressive)
- and learn to become a lean, mean, fighting machine....GRRRRRRRR! :fiery:

:lol:

Juliet
02-06-2007, 03:54 PM
come on, Nicofan! :devil: :devil: :devil:

Juliet
02-06-2007, 04:02 PM
you post your techniques, so Alx and I can read them (and comment on them, and maybe add a few more...), and then we edit the posts! Nico is busy now... hehe

kidnicky
02-06-2007, 04:05 PM
well at least he could have came up to the stand to have that cup of tea with us but we're not behind his baseline so no luck for us right NicoFan? :lol:

actually you invented the "techniques" a day after that match when he didn't show up to practice and you thought that he was golfing and you wanted him there :lol:

NicoFan I need you in Acapulco to invent more "techniques" :cool:

NicoFan
02-06-2007, 06:02 PM
You are right Kid - it was the next day! I was soooo annoyed with him. :haha:

It's a good thing that I love him so much because he really was a pain this summer. :eek: :lol:

That's why Gaby needs to stay. Because he really is St. Gaby. :lol: And get a consultant coach on the side for these other things.

kidnicky
02-06-2007, 06:27 PM
Saint Gaby :lol: the only one that laughs when Nico is kicking gatorade bottles around the court :rolls: ... (well I laughed too :p )

and yes ... you're "kind" of annoyed with him :rolleyes: ... :lol: ... and guess what? after that day you're saying that you'd become King Fed's fan :haha: see ... what Nico can make!! :eek: :p

NicoFan
02-06-2007, 06:35 PM
:lol:

I did say I would become King Fed's fan. But I really didn't mean it. :lol:

I would never abandon my Nico. :hug: (Though I've wanted to at times. :eek: :lol: )

kidnicky
02-06-2007, 06:44 PM
shame on you for just even think about abandon him NicoFan :o :lol:

just because King Fed remembered one of his fan's names isn't a good excuse to abandon Nico and become his fan :rolls:

NicoFan
02-06-2007, 06:49 PM
I know... :sad:

Shame on me. :bigcry:

Nico... :hug:

kidnicky
02-06-2007, 06:59 PM
:haha:

have you realized that we're kind of crazy?? :silly: :rolls:

NicoFan
02-06-2007, 07:01 PM
Yes. I have.

And it's Nico's fault :hug: ...it's because of what he calls his "insanity" on court... :lol: It makes us insane too. :lol:

Hendu
02-06-2007, 07:12 PM
Gabriel Markus, the only Argentine player who was able to beat Pete Sampras.

Also a very good coach. :)

kidnicky
02-06-2007, 07:13 PM
well at least Nico is insane in court .... we are insane all the time but just because of his fault :retard: :lol:

it doesn't matter, we're making posts to beat Coria's forum meanwhile we're talking about our insanity :haha:

NicoFan
02-06-2007, 07:16 PM
Gabriel Markus, the only Argentine player who was able to beat Pete Sampras.

Also a very good coach. :)

I didn't know that Gaby beat Pete! How cool!

St. Gaby is a very good coach. And a nice guy too - he's very good to our Nico. :yeah:

kidnicky
02-06-2007, 07:30 PM
we should tell Gaby that we call him Saint Gaby :haha:

ChinoRios4Ever
02-16-2007, 01:42 AM
http://www.cooperativa.cl/p4_noticias/antialone.html?page=http://www.cooperativa.cl/p4_noticias/site/artic/20070215/pags/20070215215230.html

Gabriel Markus confía en el pronto regreso de Nicolás Massú al circuito

El entrenador del número dos de Chile aseguró que el viñamarino viajará a Buenos Aires para evaluar la posibilidad de jugar en el torneo de la capital argentino o volver al circuito en Acapulco, la semana siguiente.

Tras la complicada semana que vivió Nicolás Massú (42° de la ATP) en la Copa Davis, el chileno se borró del torneo de Costa de Sauipé y ahora el campeón olímpico se enfocará en la posibilidad de jugar en Buenos Aires, donde evaluará junto a su técnico Gabriel Markus la posibilidad de actuar en el certamen argentino.

"En principio jugará en Buenos Aires. El vendrá a entrenar y vamos a ir viendo en estos días previos al torneo cómo se encuentra, pero si todo va bien, va a competir", dijo el entrenador en conversación con Al Aire Libre en Cooperativa.

Markus dijo desde la capital trasandina que tras los exámenes practicados el miércoles a Massú sólo le fue diagnosticada una fatiga. "Quizás alguna debilidad muscular, pero no han encontrado ninguna lesión importante", señaló el ex tenista trasandino.

El argentino, que dirige por segunda vez al viñamarino, agregó que la idea de haberse restado del torneo de Costa de Sauipé "fue una buena decisión".

"En otro momento, él no lo hubiera hecho, sin embargo, entendió que tenía que parar un poquito, descansar el cuerpo, descansar la mente, y por más que pierda posiciones en el ranking, en otro momento no hubiese sucedido", explicó.

Markus agregó que Massú "quiere intentar jugar en Buenos Aires y en Acapulco para sumar puntos que le permitan entrar en los torneos de Europa. Esta semana de descanso le vino bien y vamos a entrenar para ver cómo se encuentra".

En relación a la derrota ante Rusia por Copa Davis y a lo afectado que pueda estar el doble monarca olímpico, Markus explicó que debe recuperarse.

"Lógicamente que hay una tristeza grande, tanto para él como para todo el equipo y la gente que quería ver el triunfo. Fue una lástima haber perdido en un quinto punto, pero creo que van a tener revancha. Hay que olvidarse rápido de eso y pensar para adelante. La tristeza es normal, pero hay que pensar en lo que sigue", sentenció el entrenador. (Cooperativa.cl)

NicoFan
02-16-2007, 01:47 AM
I LOVVVVVE Gaby soooo much. :hug:

And Kid - see I told you that he would play. :yeah:

And good news that our NICO is okay. :hug: :hug:

Translation:

Gabriel Markus trusts in the quick return of Nicolas Massú to the circuit.

The coach of the number two of Chile assured that the viñamarino will travel to Buenos Aires to evaluate the possibility to play in the tournament of the Argentine capital or to return to the circuit in Acapulco, the following week.

After the complicated week that Nicolas lived Massú (42° of the ATP) in the Davis Cup, the Chilean was erased of the tournament of Costo do Sauipe and now the Olympic champion will be focused in the possibility to play in Buenos Aires, where will evaluate next to his coach Gabriel Markus the possibility to act in the Argentine contest.

"In principle, he will play in Buenos Aires. He will come to coach and we are going to go seeing in these days subject to al tournament how is found, but if all goes well, is going to compete", the coach in conversation with Radio Cooperativa.

Markus said from the Argentine capital that after the exams practiced Wednesday to Massú only was diagnosed with fatigue. "Perhaps some muscular weakness, but they have not found any important injury", indicated the former Argentine tennis player.

The Argentine, that directs for the second time al viñamarino, he added that the idea to to have reduced of the tournament of Costo do Sauipe "was a good decision".

"In another moment, he not have done it, nevertheless, understood that had to stop a little bit one, to rest the body, to rest the mind, and no matter how more lose positions in the ranking, in another moment had not happened", explained.

Markus added that Massú "wants to try to play in Buenos Aires and in Acapulco to add points that permit him to enter the tournaments of Europe. This week of rest came him well and we are going to coach to see how is found".

Relating to the rout before Russia by Cup Davis and to it affected that can be the double Olympic monarch, Markus explained that should be recovered.

"Logically that there is a so much, large sadness for him as for all the team and the people that wanted to see the triumph. It was a pity to have lost in a fifth point, but I believe that they are going to have revenge. One must forget quickly of that and to think for ahead. The sadness is normal, but one must think in which continues", sentenced the coach.

Sparko1030
02-16-2007, 04:20 AM
:yeah: Great news that he will play Acapulco!

kidnicky
02-16-2007, 04:40 AM
Oh thank God for Gaby :hug: :worship:

I guess that somebody heard all my prayers and saw all my desperation :awww: I'm soooo happy that he's okay! no serious injury and although I was beign selfish for wanting to see him, the most important thing is that he's okay :bounce:

Thanks for the article No1Rios :yeah:

Nico :hug: GABBBY!!! :hug:

NicoFan
04-01-2007, 01:48 PM
Em (Tennisace) took a lot of pictures of Nico and Gaby in Miami.

Here are the ones of Gaby:

kidnicky
04-02-2007, 04:16 AM
Thanks again to Em for the great great pics :worship:

I know I know Gaby is forbidden, he is our coach but ... damn he looks great :drool: :tape: :lol:

NicoFan
08-07-2007, 03:04 AM
Gaby... :hug: :hug:

We'll miss you.

You did your best for Nico, but unfortunately he didn't take advantage of how great of a coach you are.

:sad:

kidnicky
08-07-2007, 03:28 AM
:sobbing: :bigcry:

who is going to tell me how Nico is after a lost now?!?! who is going to tell me the practice times?!?!? :sobbing:

Gaby I'll adore you forever!! :worship: :worship: ... we've seen over and over that you're the greatest coach that Nicolas has even had :hug:

I'm crying already, I'm going to kill the Massus!!! :mad:

ChinoRios4Ever
08-07-2007, 04:22 AM
Gaby is an incredible coach

He did a great job with Nico :yeah:

TommyB.
08-07-2007, 10:28 AM
Gaby is an incredible coach

He did a great job with Nico :yeah:

Agree. I'm sorry for Gaby, it was a good team. :sad:

kidnicky
08-07-2007, 02:21 PM
I'm going to cry for the rest of the year :sobbing: ... I'm going to miss him sooo much and the dumb Massu is going to do the same thing :o

Gaby thanks for everything :worship: :hug:

LOVELY
08-07-2007, 05:56 PM
Gaby I'll miss you...(and I'll miss Hernan too):sad:
You both did such a good job with Nico :worship:
Thanks for everything :worship:

Sparko1030
08-07-2007, 10:05 PM
OMG!!! :bigcry: I absent for a few days and this happens??? I guess we knew it was a possibility but hoped it wouldnt' happen.

:hug: thanks Gaby for taking care of Nico for so long. I can't imagine who they will find that is better. :awww: I'm sure you will have no trouble finding a top player to coach though :yeah:

kidnicky
08-07-2007, 11:02 PM
I'm going to miss him soooo much :sobbing: :bigcry:

Juliet
08-07-2007, 11:13 PM
Quoting Kid here... "I'm in denial"... :sobbing:

kidnicky
08-07-2007, 11:33 PM
I'm just reading some of the posts that Gaby has made for an internet site dedicated to the argentinian players and some guy asked him about Nicolas and if he wasn't tired of being with him after such a long time and not getting what he'd like (to have Nicolas in the top playes) ... I'm about to cry :sobbing:

Gabriel, llevas ya mucho tiempo con massu y no logras devolverlo a un alto nivel, entendiendo que alto nivel para él, es sobre los 20 mejores. ¿no estas hastiado de eso? es simplemente incomprensible que massú se haya transformado en un jugador del monton entre los 100 primeros. ¿como piensas sacarlo del pesimo momento que vive? es como is hubiera olvidado jugar a nivel alto.
saludos.

Es una pregunta compleja por que deberia explicarte muchos aspectos de la relacion entre un jugador y un entrenador. Llevo con Massu varios anos con un intervalo de unano en el medio. La primera vez el estaba casi 100 y en 10 meses se metio metio entre los 10 primeros. La segunda vez el estaba casi 80 y comenzamos a trabajar de nuevo y al poco tiempo estaba ya entre los 40 primeros.

Hay muchos factores que hacen que Massu no pueda mantener una regularidad. Tuvo varias lesiones que hicieron que su fisico no funcione muy bien y que el haya perdido bastante la confianza en si mismo. Es unjugador muy emocional y a veces no controla bien esas emociones . Recien ahora esta volviendo a tener confianza en si mismo y se esta sintiendo con un mejor nivel nuevamente. Yo creo que Massu deberia estar entre los 30 primeros de manera regular. Es lo que trato de inculcarle,constancia en todas sus actitudes. Estoy seguro que si logro que el mantenga un contro emocional y juegue todo el ano con la misma intencidad tanto fisica como mental,se metera nuevamente arriba. Ojala asi sea

LOVELY
08-07-2007, 11:42 PM
I'm just reading some of the posts that Gaby has made for an internet site dedicated to the argentinian players and some guy asked him about Nicolas and if he wasn't tired of being with him after such a long time and not getting what he'd like (to have Nicolas in the top playes) ... I'm about to cry :sobbing:

Gabriel, llevas ya mucho tiempo con massu y no logras devolverlo a un alto nivel, entendiendo que alto nivel para él, es sobre los 20 mejores. ¿no estas hastiado de eso? es simplemente incomprensible que massú se haya transformado en un jugador del monton entre los 100 primeros. ¿como piensas sacarlo del pesimo momento que vive? es como is hubiera olvidado jugar a nivel alto.
saludos.

Es una pregunta compleja por que deberia explicarte muchos aspectos de la relacion entre un jugador y un entrenador. Llevo con Massu varios anos con un intervalo de unano en el medio. La primera vez el estaba casi 100 y en 10 meses se metio metio entre los 10 primeros. La segunda vez el estaba casi 80 y comenzamos a trabajar de nuevo y al poco tiempo estaba ya entre los 40 primeros.

Hay muchos factores que hacen que Massu no pueda mantener una regularidad. Tuvo varias lesiones que hicieron que su fisico no funcione muy bien y que el haya perdido bastante la confianza en si mismo. Es unjugador muy emocional y a veces no controla bien esas emociones . Recien ahora esta volviendo a tener confianza en si mismo y se esta sintiendo con un mejor nivel nuevamente. Yo creo que Massu deberia estar entre los 30 primeros de manera regular. Es lo que trato de inculcarle,constancia en todas sus actitudes. Estoy seguro que si logro que el mantenga un contro emocional y juegue todo el ano con la misma intencidad tanto fisica como mental,se metera nuevamente arriba. Ojala asi sea

I don't know how Nico could talk crap about Gaby after all what he did to help him...:( As you can read in those posts , Gaby knew perfectly Nico and he did all what he could to help him... Gaby you are one of the best coach of the world :worship: and not that "Pato" :rolleyes:

Juliet
08-07-2007, 11:44 PM
Does Nico have a PR???????
I don't think so, cause if he had one, he would have never ever done what he did... firing Gaby like that... btw, what really happened? I don't understand, who told the press about the arrangements with Pato & Nano?? Nico? Nico's dad? Pato?????

kidnicky
08-07-2007, 11:48 PM
the first article that we read about those rumors was from Nano, then the official statement from Nico's dad I think and the cherry top was Nico's interview :rolleyes:

you're right Lovely, Gaby is one of the best coaches of the world :worship: :sobbing:

Juliet
08-07-2007, 11:52 PM
Jesus... :banghead:

kidnicky
08-07-2007, 11:54 PM
can I go to Chile to yell at him and kill him :fiery: :smash:

Juliet
08-07-2007, 11:57 PM
But I have do admit that cutting his hair and firing his coach was a clever move to distract our attention from his current poor playing...

kidnicky
08-07-2007, 11:59 PM
:haha: :haha: you really made me laugh now :haha: :yeah:

NicoFan
08-08-2007, 12:18 AM
Does Nico have a PR???????
I don't think so, cause if he had one, he would have never ever done what he did... firing Gaby like that... btw, what really happened? I don't understand, who told the press about the arrangements with Pato & Nano?? Nico? Nico's dad? Pato?????

Juliet - I don't think Nico has ever had PR. After he won the Olympics, then got hurt, all sorts of crap was going on in Chile with la familia de tenis and I said then about 10 times a day that he needed to get a PR person because he and his family were clueless at media stuff and he looked so bad during that time. And now when this happens - I'm sure that he's hurt Gaby so much - he and his family should be ashamed after all Gaby has done for Nico. :tape: :(

NicoFan
08-08-2007, 12:19 AM
But I have do admit that cutting his hair and firing his coach was a clever move to distract our attention from his current poor playing...

:lol: Good one Juliet.... :yeah:

Juliet
08-08-2007, 12:34 AM
I could be Nico's PR. :cool:

I can't tell whether Nico pulled a Ronaldo (who cut his hair in 2002 to distract the media from his growing butt) or a Bernardinho (brazilian volleyball coach who dismissed player Ricardinho from the Pan Am team after he was voted world league's MVP!!! Ricardinho flew all the way from Paris to Rio, to find out there was no room booked for him at the team's hotel. That's how he was told he was out.) :p

LOVELY
08-10-2007, 10:47 PM
El Mercurio-Viernes 10 de Agosto 2007-
Markus: "Cerramos un ciclo"


El entrenador desdramatizó su separación de Nicolás Massú y está a la espera de ofertas para tomar un nuevo pupilo.


Pudo haber sido algo tensa la separación entre Nicolás Massú y su entrenador argentino Gabriel Markus. Hasta el mismo lunes pasado, el técnico confesaba no tener idea de que su pupilo quería terminar la relación entre ambos.

Por eso mismo, sonó muy chocante que el viñamarino informara de sopetón que volvería a trabajar con Patricio Rodríguez, quien estará acompañado de Leonardo Zuleta, otro ex adiestrador del dos criollo.

"Pero no hubo ningún problema. Hablamos y quedó todo bien", dijo Massú.

Los buenos términos de la ruptura quedaron refrendados ayer, luego que el trasandino le restara dramatismo al hecho.

"Simplemente se cumplió un ciclo y decidimos darle punto final", dijo Markus al diario "Olé". Era un hecho de la causa que el "Alemán" veía poco motivado al chileno en las prácticas y consideraba la separación como algo probable.

"Pero seguro que luego encontrará un gran jugador", aventuró Massú. Y, por ahora, el coach se deja querer. "Disfrutaré de mi familia hasta que surja algo que me guste", anticipó.

El bicampeón olímpico sigue entrenando bajo las órdenes de su nuevo cuerpo técnico. Volverá a las canchas la próxima semana, en el ATP de New Haven, y tiene esperanzas de estar psicológicamente preparado para el US Open y la Davis contra Israel.

Se recupera Capdeville

Paul Capdeville sigue mejorando del esguince de tobillo que sufrió en el ATP de Washington. La tercera raqueta de Chile evaluará mañana si podrá jugar en el challenger de Bronx, que parte la semana entrante, o si volverá en el US Open.

NicoFan
08-10-2007, 11:11 PM
Thanks for posting Lovely - very classy response by Gaby. :yeah:

kidnicky
08-11-2007, 04:27 AM
Thanks for posting the article Lovely :yeah: ... well I guess this is the real "closure" huh? I guess that I'm still waiting for a miracle and that someone will tell me that this never happened :awww: :p

Anyway, good luck to Gaby and is good to know that he is taking a rest, he desearves a good rest after this year ;)

Sparko1030
08-12-2007, 06:56 PM
Could someone post a short summary of the article, por favor? :)

NicoFan
08-12-2007, 08:49 PM
Here's the translation Sparko. :)

Markus: "We close a cycle"

The coach defused his separation of Nicolas Massú and he is to the wait of offerings to take a new boarder.

He could have been somewhat tense the separation between Nicolas Massú and his Argentine coach Gabriel Markus. To the same passed Monday, the technician confessed not to have idea that his boarder wanted to finish the relation among both.

Therefore same, he sounded very shocking that the viñamarino reported suddenly that would work again with Patrician Rodriguez, who will be accompanied by Leonardo Zuleta, another former trainer of the two native.

"But there was no problem. We speak and remained all well", said Massú.

The good terms of the break remained endorsed yesterday, as soon as the Argentine reduced him drama al done.

"Simply it complied a cycle and we decide to give him final point", said Markus al daily "Olé". It was a fact of the cause that the "German" saw little motivated al Chilean in the practices and considered the separation as somewhat probable.

"But sure that then will find a great player", he ventured Massú. And, for now, the coach is left to want. "I will enjoy my family until arise something that i like", anticipated.

The Olympic two-time champion continues coaching under the orders of his new technical body. He will return to the courts the next week, in the ATP of New Haven, and he has hopes to be psychological prepared for the US Open and for the Davis Cup against Israel.

Sparko1030
08-13-2007, 04:09 AM
:hug: Thanks Nicofan :) I agree, Gaby's response was very classy. :yeah: Nico was lucky to have him as a coach and friend.

kidnicky
01-25-2008, 06:42 PM
I know he is not Nico's coach anymore but me no cares :rolls: here it's an interview to Gaby about a lot of things from the argentinian tennis, I took this from La legion argentina ;)

I miss him :awww:

Entrevista a Gabriel Markus: "Me gustaría ser capitán de Copa Davis"
25/01/2008

En su columna de este mes, Gabriel Markus aceptó ponerse en el otro lado y ser el entrevistado. Hablo de todo. Del pasado, del presente y del futuro del tenis argentino. Además, nos contó que le gustaria ser capitán de Copa Davis algún día.

-¿Como ves el año del tenis Argentino? ¿Será un año mejor o peor?
-Yo creo que el tenis argentino va a andar muy bien. Tenemos muy buenos jugadores, algunos no han rendido bien el año pasado, por eso creo que este año harán un buen repunte.

Nalbandian entrara entre los 5 primeros seguramente, Cañas luchara por mantenerse en el alto nivel, Mónaco ya esta consolidado entre los 20 primeros y creo que todavía va a subir un poco mas. Chela es un jugador regular que va a estar entre los 25 todo el año seguramente. Calleri es siempre peligroso y en cualquier momento da un batacazo en un gran torneo. Y finalmente Acasuso es un poco la incógnita, me gusta mucho, pero no viene bien, esta un poco disgustado con su identidad tenistica, pero ya va a tomar confianza.

-Cuando ves a Coria, a Gaudio y a Puerta en la situación que están, ¿que te produce?
-Por un lado es un poco triste ver a jugadores de tanto nivel, que estén tan caídos, cada uno por sus propias razones. Estoy seguro que si logran meterle pasión a su trabajo saldrán adelante.
-¿Crees que las lesiones recurrentes de J M Del Potro son un problema de formación física o de una preparación inadecuada?
-Del Potro es joven todavía, es muy alto y se tiene que fortalecer todavía mucho más. Creo que este va a ser un muy buen año también para el.

-¿Argentina puede ganar la Copa Davis?
-Estoy seguro que si, el cuadro es bueno, partidos accesibles y de local. Somos favoritos.

- ¿Te gustaría ser capitán de Copa Davis algún día? ¿Crees que tenes chances?
- Si claro que me gustaría serlo algún día. No es compatible con la función de coach, por lo menos acá en Argentina por ahora. Pero seria algo muy lindo

-Vos que vivís el tenis desde adentro, ¿que pensas del tema apuestas?
-Es el tema del momento, creo que eso ensucia al tenis y que realmente los que ensucian al deporte serán castigados. Pero es un tema complicado y difícil de probar.

-¿Como repercute en los jugadores? ¿Juegan con miedo?
-No, ¿por que van a jugar con miedo? Miedo debería tener el que comete el delito y no quiere ser descubierto. Pero el resto de los jugadores, no.

-Más allá de que nuestros jugadores se lucen en polvo, se dice que los entrenadores argentinos no le dan tanto peso al training del saque y volea, y que eso es el déficit de la mayoría de los legionarios. ¿Estas de acuerdo? ¿Por que es así?
-Es un poco parte de la historia argentina. Las canchas son lentas y el juego de saque y volea se hace difícil. Pero también esta pasando en el resto del mundo hace ya 10 o 15 años. Han hecho las superficies tan lentas que ya no quedan jugadores casi que desarrollen ese tipo de juego con efectividad. Es culpa de las pelotas y de las superficies.

-¿Con que jugador Argentino te gustaría trabajar o volver a trabajar?
-Me gusta trabajar con cualquiera que ponga pasión y deseo de superación constante

-El tenis femenino nacional, esta en bajo nivel. ¿Porque no salen jugadoras de la talla de Sabatini? ¿Falta trabajo o talento?
-Es una pregunta difícil. Falta de algunos talentos seguramente, falta de competencia nacional para que las jugadoras se desarrollen y falta de apoyo económico para desarrollar todo esto.

-¿En que te parece que habría que invertir en el tenis nacional? ¿No se lo hace por falta de dinero o por que no se lo quiere invertir?
- Habría que invertir en una buena estructura, centros de entrenamiento para jugadores. Complementarlo con buenos centros médicos y físicos bajo la misma estructura para que el jugador que entrene ahí, se sienta protegido y contenido en todos los aspectos.

-¿Tenes o te quedo alguna cuenta pendiente?
-Me hubiese gustado jugar alguna Copa Davis de local, ya que las que jugué fueron siempre de visitante.

-¿Que es lo mejor y lo peor que te dio el tenis?
-No me dio nada malo. Todo fue por elección propia. Es un deporte hermoso, que me permitió recorrer el mundo, aprender idiomas, competir y estar entre los mejores jugadores del mundo y haber podido derrotar a algunos de los más grandes jugadores de la historia.

-¿Te arrepentís de algo en tu carrera como jugador y entrenador?
-La verdad que de nada, quizás me arrepiento de no haber dado mi 100 por 100 en algún partido.

NicoFan
01-25-2008, 08:30 PM
Thanks for posting Kid. I miss Gaby too. :bigcry: He's such a cutiepie. :hug:

I wonder if he's still recovering from coaching Nico all that time... :tape: :rolls:

kidnicky
01-26-2008, 03:53 AM
probably he is still getting relaxing massages to try to recover himself again :tape: :rolls: ... it just makes me sad to know that I won't see him this time in Acapulco with Nico :bigcry:

Albop
01-26-2008, 04:03 AM
No pato rodriguez tribute thread :p :angel:


:haha:

kidnicky
01-26-2008, 05:31 AM
that will be when he finally leaves Nico and that will be a party time thread :banana: :aparty:

:haha:

LOVELY
03-10-2008, 11:16 PM
Bump
SALINAS CHALLENGER (Ecuador)

DOUBLES DRAW

Parrott & Polasek [USA/SVK, 1] vs. Mello & Vicente
Alvarado & Durango [ECU, WC] vs. Dabul & Ferreiro [ARG/BRA]
Rojer & Torres [AHO/BRA, 4] vs. Alves & Duclos [BRA/CAN]
Fiorentino & [B]Markus [USA/ARG, WC] vs. Silva & Zampieri [BRA];)

Arnold Ker & Hood [ARG] vs. Decoud & Norman [ARG/BEL]
Stadler & Vilarrubi [GER/URU] vs. Brzezicki & Mayer [ARG, 3]
Armando & Junqueira [USA/ARG] vs. R. Delgado & Soares [PAR/BRA]
J. Delgado & Muller [GBR/LUX] vs. Schwank & Zeballos [ARG, 2]

NicoFan
03-11-2008, 01:16 AM
:eek:

Well I'm happy to see Gaby playing again! :hug: I hope he doesn't hurt himself again though. :sad:

A big VAMOS for Gaby! :fiery:

Thanks for posting. :yeah:

kidnicky
03-11-2008, 04:27 PM
he was playing doubles with an american guy to whom he is coaching ... anyway they lots 2-6, 0-6 :awww:

but still, it's great to see him playing just to help the guy he is coaching :yeah:

ChinoRios4Ever
03-11-2008, 05:50 PM
:spit:

WTF Gaby? :shrug: