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Paris-Bercy: The End

NicoFan
10-26-2006, 02:03 PM
One more spot, and Nico will get into the direct entry.

I think Youzhny may be out but nothing official yet.

Paris Bercy
OUT: Hewitt, J.Johansson, Kiefer, Ljubicic, Roddick, Stepanek (and Moya, Verkerk, Martin from ALT)
IN: Volandri, Andreev, Ginepri, Srichapan, T.Johansson, Wawrinka
NEXT: Massu, Simon, Almagro, Benneteau, Melzer

And I hope the rumor isn't true that if he has to qualify, he won't play at all. I'll be very disappointed in him if he did that. :rolleyes:

Alx
10-26-2006, 02:11 PM
One more spot, and Nico will get into the direct entry.

I think Youzhny may be out but nothing official yet.

Paris Bercy
OUT: Hewitt, J.Johansson, Kiefer, Ljubicic, Roddick, Stepanek (and Moya, Verkerk, Martin from ALT)
IN: Volandri, Andreev, Ginepri, Srichapan, T.Johansson, Wawrinka
NEXT: Massu, Simon, Almagro, Benneteau, Melzer

And I hope the rumor isn't true that if he has to qualify, he won't play at all. I'll be very disappointed in him if he did that. :rolleyes:
Davydenko and Grosjean are a little injuried too.

Why did he sign up for the qualy then if he doesn't want to play them ?

kidnicky
10-26-2006, 02:24 PM
well Alx and NicoFan, that's what Papa Massu said and the one that signed up for the quallies was Nico so we don't know nothing for sure, although I'm worried 'cause maybe it could be for the pain that he felt yesterday or I don't know :shrug: ... I'm more worried now :awww:

oh and also the other one that could drop out would be Monfils, I thought that it was almost for sure but now someone is saying that he has some hope to play in Paris so who knows :p

GonzoFan
10-26-2006, 03:55 PM
I think Nico will get into the direct entry for sure.

Many players withdraw from Paris and are injured at this time of the year.

I think that even Federer might withdraw if he wins Basel. :shrug:

Fergie
10-26-2006, 04:11 PM
I think that even Federer might withdraw if he wins Basel. :shrug:
I'm not sure, he wants to win Paris too :p

Vamos Nico!!! :bounce:

kidnicky
10-26-2006, 04:20 PM
yeah I think that he will enter directly, I mean is just one more spot :shrug:

Fergie
10-26-2006, 04:21 PM
If Nico did it in Madrid he will do it in Paris too :p

kidnicky
10-26-2006, 04:22 PM
Fergie please call your soulmate and tell him that he should skip Paris, he'd win in Shangai so I don't see the difference :lol:

Fergie
10-26-2006, 04:25 PM
Fergie please call your soulmate and tell him that he should skip Paris, he'd win in Shangai so I don't see the difference :lol:

He needs this MS for his collection :p

But I'm sure that Youzhny will not play :sad:

kidnicky
10-26-2006, 04:33 PM
he already has to many of those in his collection :lol: ... oh well if you don't want your soulmate out, you have to sacrifice Youzhny :p

Fergie
10-26-2006, 04:37 PM
Yeah, because I don't know if my soulmate will be healthy for this part of the season the next year again :p ... And my poor Misha twisted his ankle like Monfils :sad:

kidnicky
10-26-2006, 04:47 PM
well I don't like your Misha but it's not nice that he twisted his ankle ... and your soulmate wouldn't be healthy the next year?? why?? :lol:

Fergie
10-26-2006, 04:50 PM
I don't know but the last 2 years he had foot's problems :p

kidnicky
10-26-2006, 05:45 PM
he will be fine and adding more titles to his collection :lol:

enqvistfan
10-26-2006, 05:48 PM
According to the MS Parisbas Website, Nico will enter directly.

http://www.fft.fr/bnpparibasmasters/?ID=2136

NicoFan
10-26-2006, 05:55 PM
Great news Val! Now I don't have to worry about being mad at him if he skipped qualifying. ;) :lol:

enqvistfan
10-26-2006, 05:57 PM
I confirm he'll be in, here are the names of the other players who withdrew :

Gaston Gaudio, Agustin Calleri, Mikhail Youzhny, Joachim Johansson, Baghdatis

Source : http://fr.sports.yahoo.com/26102006/26/tennis-ljubicic-roddick-et-baghdatis-forfaits-bercy.html

LOVELY
10-26-2006, 05:58 PM
:woohoo: great news !!!!! (btw in Lyon he trained hard for bercy on a specific court with the same surface as in Bercy....The lyon courts tournaments are a bit different from bercy...except one training court)but so sad for my Gaston....

Alx
10-26-2006, 06:02 PM
Merci for the good news :yeah:

I think that Youzhny withdraws. You see that you're wrong not to like him. I find him very kind. Thank you, Mikhail :kiss:

kidnicky
10-26-2006, 06:05 PM
:haha: ok ok just for now I like Youzhny :p

Gaston out?!?!?! :eek: OMG!!! these boys are going to kill me :p ... but great great news Val!!! thank you soooo much!!! :hug:

See NicoFan!! stop beign mad with mi vida :angel:

ALLEZ NICOOO!!!!! :rocker2:

Fergie
10-26-2006, 09:21 PM
Great news!!! :banana:

But I feel bad for all the players who are out :sad:

Sparko1030
10-27-2006, 03:16 AM
I'm sorry for the players who are out-esp Gaston and Baggy but I am soooo happy Nico is IN!!!! :D ( of course now we will never know if he would play the qualies but maybe that's just as well...;) )

zine56
10-27-2006, 03:43 AM
make the best out of this Nico ;)!! btw... why Baggy is out?? :confused:

Alx
10-27-2006, 05:35 PM
Nico will play against Dominik Hrbaty in 1st round. Possible 2nt round against James Blake.

Here's the draw

kidnicky
10-27-2006, 05:53 PM
The draw ... the nightmare that never ends :rolleyes:

I don't even know if this is good or not, at least he has beaten Hrbaty before and I think that Hrbaty isn't playing that good lately, of course that that could change

Thanks for the info Alx

ALLEZ NICOOOO!!!!!

TommyB.
10-27-2006, 06:02 PM
Dominik is beatable but James :unsure:

Nico's last tournament this year, I hope he can win his first round at least!

VAMOOOS NICO!!

doris_hdz
10-27-2006, 07:23 PM
BIENNNNN......ENTRO AL CUADRO PRINCIPAL..QUE EMOCIÓN.....

vAmOs NiCo !!!!!!

LOVELY
10-27-2006, 07:40 PM
I'm going to Bercy tomorrow until wednesday with Eléa :)
:wavey: See you soon and allez Nico !!!!! (I'll cheer him for you all ;) )

Alx
10-27-2006, 07:50 PM
Have some good time in Bercy with Eléa, Lovely !!
It's nice to cheer Nico for us and please cheer Fernando too. He needs a lot of cheers to be able to qualify for Shangai.

kidnicky
10-27-2006, 07:55 PM
Lovely both of you have a great great time there :hug:

I'm glad to have you there cheering for Nico for us!! :p

Fergie
10-27-2006, 08:04 PM
Tough draw again ... What a surprise :rolleyes:

kidnicky
10-27-2006, 10:51 PM
the all stupid draw :ras:

[1]FEDERER, Roger SUI vs BYE
JOHANSSON, Thomas SWE vs Q
SIMON, Gilles FRA vs Q
BYE vs [14]NIEMINEN, Jarkko FIN

[12]DJOKOVIC, Novak SRB vs BYE
SODERLING, Robin SWE vs MATHIEU, Paul-Henri FRA
MALISSE, Xavier BEL vs GROSJEAN, Sebastien FRA
BYE vs [6]ROBREDO, Tommy ESP

[4]DAVYDENKO, Nikolay RUS vs BYE
Q vs ACASUSO, Jose ARG
ALMAGRO, Nicolas ESP vs BJORKMAN, Jonas SWE
BYE vs [15]TURSUNOV, Dmitry RUS

[9]ANCIC, Mario CRO[/b] vs BYE
VLIEGEN, Kristof BEL vs WC SERRA, Florent FRA
BENNETRAU, Julien FRA vs SANTORO, Frbrice FRA
BYE vs [5]GONZALEZ, Fernando CHI

2nd Half

[8]BERDYCH, Tomas CZE vs BYE
ROCHUS, Olivier BEL vs Q
GINEPRI, Robby USA vs Q
BYE vs [11]FERRER, David

[13]MURRAY, Andy GBR vs BYE
CHELE, Juan Ignacio ARG vs SRICHAPHAN, Paradorn THA
ANDREEV, Igor RUS vs MONFILS, Gael FRA
BYE vs [3]NALBANDIAN, David ARG

[7]BLAKE, James USA vs BYE
HRBATY, Dominik SVK vs MASSU, Nicolas CHI
VERDASCO, Fernando ESP vs Q
BYE vs [10]HASS, Tommy GER

[16]Gasquet, Richard FRA vs BYE
WC GICQUEL, Marc FRA vs WAWRINKA, Stanislas SUI
SAFIN, Marat RUS vs WC CLEMENT, Arnaud FRA
BYE vs [2]NADAL, Rafael ESP

NicoFan
10-27-2006, 11:12 PM
:bigcry:

I hate draws.

First round is good - Hrbaty hasn't been doing well.

But Blake?????

VAMOS NICO!

PoderShileno
10-28-2006, 12:01 AM
Vamosssssssssss Nicoooo Vamossssssss¡¡¡¡
Gl Champion'¡¡¡

doris_hdz
10-28-2006, 12:41 AM
http://img247.imageshack.us/img247/2894/02efe1jr4.jpg

VaMoS NiCo!!!!http://img247.imageshack.us/img247/9246/1061el0.gif

RogiFan88
10-28-2006, 03:58 AM
Vamos, Nico, en Paris!

Sparko1030
10-28-2006, 04:16 AM
:awww: draws suck. BUT:Buena Suerte Nico!!!! Gets some win in Bercy!!!

VAMOOOSSS!!!

Nice pic of NIco Doris :)

NicoFan
10-28-2006, 01:01 PM
New draw - Nico will play Arnaud Clement in the first round.

Nico has no luck. Normally I would take him to beat Clement all the way - but Arnaud is still in the running in Lyon - so obviously playing well - he's French so obviously he would want to do well in Paris-Bercy.

:bigcry:

TommyB.
10-28-2006, 01:37 PM
Nalbandian dropped out :rolleyes: , Hrbaty replaced him as a seed. And Mahut replaces Clement against Safin.

But I can't understand why Nico has to play against Clement and not against Mahut?!?! :scratch:

Clement plays well in France, poor Nico! :awww:

NicoFan
10-28-2006, 02:48 PM
I don't understand why he's not playing Mahut either. Typical ATP shit - who the hell can figure out how they do things? :lol:

I hope Nico digs deep and kicks butt. He's been working so hard - I don't want him out in the first round.

NicoFan
10-28-2006, 02:58 PM
Judio explained in General Messages:

"1 Nalbandian withdrew before qaulies started

2 Hrbaty was promoted as 17th seed

3 Clement got a DIRECT entrance and took Hrbaty's place

4 The WC for Clement got awarded to Mahut who took Clement's place

5 Mahut was replaced by Gabashvilli in Qualies"

Judio is the only person on the planet who understands the rankings and draw shit. :lol:

TommyB.
10-28-2006, 03:16 PM
That's wrong NicoFan! :D

I guess the french organizers want to see Clement in the 2nd round. They think to play against Nico is easier than Marat! ;)

NicoFan
10-28-2006, 03:28 PM
Go yell at Judio then! :haha:

I'll let you and Judio battle it out cuz I don't get these things. :shrug: :lol:

Sparko1030
10-28-2006, 05:27 PM
:awww: New draw for Nico but not in his favor....our pumpkin has absolutely NO luck.....Kick Clement's butt Nico!!!!! :fiery:

kidnicky
10-28-2006, 07:02 PM
WTF is this shit?!?! are you kidding me?!?!? I'm going to putt a bomb in the f*cking offices of the ATP, stupid stupid people!!!!! I can't believe this!!! we have no luck at all!!!

Stupid Nalbandian!!! even without playing he is always screwing other people around!! I hate the ATP and I hate these stupids draws :shout:

oh damn! and somebody told me that there's nothing worse than to play against a french in France :bigcry:

Poor Nico!! :hug: I can't believe this shit :ras:

NicoFan
10-28-2006, 07:25 PM
WTF is this shit?!?! are you kidding me?!?!? I'm going to putt a bomb in the f*cking offices of the ATP, stupid stupid people!!!!! I can't believe this!!! we have no luck at all!!!

Stupid Nalbandian!!! even without playing he is always screwing other people around!! I hate the ATP and I hate these stupids draws :shout:

oh damn! and somebody told me that there's nothing worse than to play against a french in France :bigcry:

Poor Nico!! :hug: I can't believe this shit :ras:


:lol:

Kid - you have such a way with words! :lol: No one can put these things better than you. :yeah: :lol:

BTW Kid - if you have time, go to Alexito's thread and see if my spanish is okay enough for Alexito to understand - I asked him a software question. Gracias. :hug:

kidnicky
10-28-2006, 07:31 PM
Really NicoFan??? :lol: I thought that maybe some of you would yell at me for saying all that but is just that my team is losing and then I came here and saw this'?!?!!? you can imagine my face and my anger :haha:

I've been saying like a thousand of bad words since I read this :p .... anyway I'm glad for your compliment :hug:

I'm going to kill those bastards!!! and between that I'm going to putt a bomb in the Inter buss :devil:

GonzoFan
10-28-2006, 07:37 PM
Kid - you have such a way with words! :lol: No one can put these things better than you. :yeah: :lol:

Exactly what I was thinking. :lol: :lol:

It is a tough draw and too bad about all the draw change. :awww: Hrbaty hasn't been playing well and it would have been better to face him than Clement. :( But he can beat Clement and maybe he will be at least a bit tired after making semis this week. :shrug:

Good Luck to Nico in Paris!! :yeah:

Vamos!!!

kidnicky
10-28-2006, 07:58 PM
Hopefully you'll be right GonzoFan :hug: ... and thanks again for the compliment ;)

Fergie
10-29-2006, 03:56 PM
OMG our poor Nico never has luck :awww:

kidnicky
10-30-2006, 01:08 AM
between Nico and me, I don't know who has the worst luck :rolleyes:

NicoFan
10-30-2006, 11:51 AM
First Rafa, and now Roger dropping out of Paris-Bercy - amazing. Kind of a joke for a masters series event. :rolleyes:

Of course when Nico draws Rafa or Roger - they never drop out then. And his bad luck, David N. screws him over by dropping out before the qualifiers. Second time Nalbandian has screwed him over this year.

kidnicky
10-30-2006, 01:22 PM
that's why I was so pissed off NicoFan, the stupid Nalbandian screws up Nico even without playing and yes this seems to be a joke, if Nico would have face Federer or Rafa I'm sure that they wouldn't have dropped out :ras:

Our bad luck is just unbelievable :smash:

NicoFan
10-30-2006, 05:58 PM
Nico is third up tomorrow on center court. :scared:

VAMOS NICO!!!

http://www.atptennis.com/en/common/TrackIt.asp?file=http://www.atptennis.com/1/posting/2006/352/OP.pdf

kidnicky
10-30-2006, 06:19 PM
The OOP ... just what I needed, Nico it's third wich means that I'll be at work and no TV again :bigcry:

Anyway .... VAMOOOS NICOOO!!! TU PUEDES!!!!!!

ALLEZ NICOOO!!! :fiery:

http://img62.imageshack.us/img62/9833/oopbt1.gif

ChinoRios4Ever
10-30-2006, 06:20 PM
nico on TV tomorrow :banana:

ChinoRios4Ever
10-30-2006, 06:22 PM
i forget ALLEZ NICO?????

NicoFan
10-30-2006, 06:32 PM
Sorrrrrrry Kid that it won't be on TV for you.

I will get it - hope I get to see a win!

kidnicky
10-30-2006, 06:55 PM
oh no NicoFan the worst part is that I will have it on TV but I will be at work :ras:

TommyB.
10-30-2006, 08:19 PM
VAMOS NICO!! You can beat him! :cool:

+alonso
10-30-2006, 08:55 PM
Allez Nicooo! :lol:


:rocker2: you can do it man! if not, i'll still be proud of you

RogiFan88
10-30-2006, 09:02 PM
will I get Nico's match tomorrow? we only get some piddly 2-hr slot at 12.30pm -- hope it's his match!

VAMOS, NICO!!

NicoFan
10-30-2006, 11:26 PM
:rocker2: you can do it man! if not, i'll still be proud of you

:yeah:

Yup, always proud of him. :hug:

Sometimes I may want to yell at him, but still always adore him. :lol: :lol:

Fergie
10-30-2006, 11:26 PM
Vamos Nico, you can do it!!! :bounce:

PoderShileno
10-30-2006, 11:56 PM
dALE VAMPIROO¡¡¡

Sparko1030
10-31-2006, 12:19 PM
Nico's match has started and he is down a break-1-3*

VAMOS NICO!!!! BREAK!!!

NicoFan
10-31-2006, 12:30 PM
Clement has been doing well...but he's not this good.

Come on Nico - what's happening???? :confused:

Sparko1030
10-31-2006, 12:31 PM
first set over, Nico lost 1-6 :sad:

FIGHT FIGHT FIGHT in this 2nd set Nico!!!!

VAMOOSS!!!

NicoFan
10-31-2006, 12:34 PM
I wish I was watching to see what was happening.

I'll see it tonight, but in the meantime...

VAMOS NICO!

COME ON - FIGHT!!!!!!!!!!!

NicoFan
10-31-2006, 12:37 PM
Where has my fighter gone?

The man who fought for every point, and no matter what the score, he would keep fighting out there.

Is he ever going to come back?

Or is he gone for good....

:bigcry:

Sparko1030
10-31-2006, 12:59 PM
:hug: Nicofan I don't know....IMO Nico seems weary of the grind lately....I have to remind myself what a great clay courst season he had, but he's not the same player out there right now.

They are on serve in the 2nd-4*-4 WIN THIS SET NICO!!!!

Sparko1030
10-31-2006, 01:02 PM
Nico serving and its at duece, after Nico was up 40-15....

HOLD NICO HOld

NicoFan
10-31-2006, 01:04 PM
:hug: Nicofan I don't know....IMO Nico seems weary of the grind lately....I have to remind myself what a great clay courst season he had, but he's not the same player out there right now.

They are on serve in the 2nd-4*-4 WIN THIS SET NICO!!!!

COME ON NICO HOLD!!!!!

I know...he does seem weary of the grind.

But aren't we all at times? He's got to get over it - or he's going to join his buddy FeLo in 80s land. :sad:

NicoFan
10-31-2006, 01:06 PM
Its over...Clement broke him.

5*-4 Clement serving for the set.

Thus ends a shitty season...

:sad:

Sparko1030
10-31-2006, 01:07 PM
Sh*t....broken....4-5*, Clement serving for the match....

Feli is down in the 80's????? I haven't been keeping a close track on the ranks...he's much better than that. I did see that poor Coria is out of the top 100 though-at the risk of Kid kicking me in my posterior, I feel bad for el Mago....

Sparko1030
10-31-2006, 01:12 PM
:sad: Well....that's it....1-6,4-6.....not much to say here....


I hope he is able to regain his fighting spirit over the break....I love Nico and it hurts to see him like this. I can certainly take a loss but I don't feel he was even really out there today.

Take care Nico!!! Love ya :inlove:

NicoFan
10-31-2006, 01:13 PM
6-1, 6-4 for Clement.

Wasn't even close.

I hope Nico and Gaby can figure this out during the offseason becuase its looking quite bad right now.

He's got big decisions ahead of him...

NicoFan
10-31-2006, 01:16 PM
I hope he is able to regain his fighting spirit over the break....I love Nico and it hurts to see him like this. I can certainly take a loss but I don't feel he was even really out there today.



Me too.

It really hurts watching him lose match after match - and not even close - he's not in them at all.

He's a great guy...doesn't seem fair. :sad:

:hug: for Nico.

TommyB.
10-31-2006, 01:16 PM
Nico :sad:

Only 1 hour and 5 minutes...too fast! :eek:

The last period of this season was really bad. :awww:

RogiFan88
10-31-2006, 02:15 PM
Aww... Nico lost? Clement, what a time to show up... just cos it's in Paris... :ras:

kidnicky
10-31-2006, 04:01 PM
:bigcry: our pumkin and mi vida is sick ... he even thought about retired from the match several times ... here it's the article in spanish ...thanks to GonzoFan for letting me know

Nico :hug: :hug: :sobbing:

Massú sostuvo que un cuadro viral agudizó su mal paso por París-Bercy

El viñamarino contó que estuvo a punto retirarse en varias ocasiones en la derrota ante Arnaud Clement debido a mareos y dolores de cabeza. "Ni siquiera sé como terminó el encuentro", dijo.

El chileno Nicolás Massú aseguró que sufre un proceso vírico que le provocó mareos y dolores de cabeza, lo que, según él, justificó su rápida eliminación en la primera ronda del Master Series de París-Bercy frente al francés Arnaud Clement por 6-1 y 6-4 en algo más de una hora de juego.

"Me levanté con un virus y le médico me dio un remedio. Pero no tenía fuerzas, en ningún momento estuve concentrado en el partido y pensé varias veces en retirarme. Ni siquiera sé como terminó el encuentro", afirmó el de Viña del Mar.

Massú afirmó que ni siquiera fue consciente que, en el segundo set, tuvo opciones de igualar el encuentro y que incluso llegó a disponer de un 40-0 a favor cuando el marcador estaba empatado a cuatro juegos.

Pero Clement rompió ese servicio del chileno y terminó adjudicándose el set y el encuentro, que le permitirá enfrentarse en segunda ronda al estadounidense James Blake, séptimo favorito y exento de primera ronda.

Pese a que aseguró que "no es fácil sacar cosas positivas tras una derrota como ésta", Massú indicó que el balance de la temporada no es malo.

"Uno quiere siempre más de lo que hizo. Sin querer ser pretencioso, terminar 40 no es lo que espero. No es malo, pero creo que puedo dar más. He llegado a cuatro finales, pero siempre hay que ser autocrítico", dijo.

"Con lo que me quedo es con que he sido el jugador que más partidos ganó en tierra batida", afirmó. :worship:

Para el año próximo, Massú se puso como objetivo entrar entre los 20 primeros para poder dar después el salto al top ten. (EFE)

ChinoRios4Ever
10-31-2006, 04:08 PM
poor nico :sad:

GOOD LUCK IN 2007!!!!

NicoFan
10-31-2006, 04:17 PM
Oh...poor sweetie! :hug: I hope he feels better. Lots of :hug: and :kiss: for the pumpkin.

Here's the translation:

Massú maintained that a viral picture intensified its badly step by Paris-Bercy

The viñamarino related that was ready to be withdrawn in several occasions in the rout before Arnaud Clement due to sicknesses and headaches. "Not even I know as finished the encounter", said.

The Chilean one Nicolas Massú assured that suffers a viral process that caused him sicknesses and headaches, what, according to him, justified its fast elimination in the first round of the front Paris-Bercy Series Master al French Arnaud Clement for 6-1 and 6-4 in slightly more than an hour of play.

"I raised myself with a virus and the medical gave me a remedy. But did not have forces, at no time I was concentrated on the match and I thought several times in withdrawing me. Not even I know how I finished the encounter", he affirmed.

Massú affirmed that not even was conscious that, in the second one set, had options to equalize the encounter and that even came have a 40-0 to favor when the scoreboard was drawn to four play.

But Clement broke that service of the Chilean and finished being judged the set and the encounter, that will permit him to be faced in second round al American James Blake, seventh favorite and exempt of first round.

Despite that assured that "is not easy to remove positive things after a loss as this", Massú indicated that the balance of the season is not evil.

"One it wants always more than what did. Without wanting to be pretentious, to finish 40 is not what I expect. It is not evil, but I believe that I can give more. I have arrived at four finals, but always one must be self-critical", said.

"With what I remain is with which I have been the player that more matches won than lost", he affirmed.

For next year, Massú he was put like objective to enter among the 20 first to be able to give later the leap al top ten. (EFE)

16681
10-31-2006, 04:26 PM
Nico :sad: :sad: for both the lost of the Match and Nico's health. I hope he will be able to come back strong in 2007 :D

Fergie
10-31-2006, 05:30 PM
Poor Nico! :sad:

Enjoy the end of season! :wavey:

NicoFan
10-31-2006, 05:59 PM
For the record - I miss Nico already. :bigcry:

Fergie
10-31-2006, 06:06 PM
And will be 2 months to see Nico playing again :sad:

NicoFan
10-31-2006, 06:08 PM
And will be 2 months to see Nico playing again :sad:

Wayyyyy too long. :bigcry:

And I hope that either he or papa Massu gives a press conference when he arrives home in Chile so that we know that he's alright and feeling better.

Fergie
10-31-2006, 06:17 PM
I can't believe that the year was ended so fast :eek:

ChinoRios4Ever
10-31-2006, 06:18 PM
nico will play Copa Argentina?????

NicoFan
10-31-2006, 06:19 PM
I'm not sure what they are called - he's playing in two exhibitions - if you look at the first page of the schedule thread, the names of the exhibitions (and dates) are in there. I think Copa Argentina is one of them.

NicoFan
10-31-2006, 06:23 PM
And also for the record - even though I also like Fernando G, Rafa, Feli, and Fernando V - none of them are as wonderful to watch, as cute, as sweet, or as huggable as Nico.

So Nico must come back strong in 2007 cuz really - he's the only one I want to see, or in the end, really care about.

:hug: for Nico.

Fergie
10-31-2006, 06:29 PM
I want to see Nico strong in all surfaces and not only in clay for the next year :)

NicoFan
10-31-2006, 06:33 PM
I want to see Nico strong in all surfaces and not only in clay for the next year :)

I don't know Fergie - I'm wondering if he should just focus on clay. Forget about everything else. I would like to see him skip Down Under next year - just do some clay challengers rather than try to do well on hardcourts in January so he can head into DC, the LA swing, and European clay very strong. And forget about IW next year - just do Miami. Skip Wimbly too - just focus on the summer clay season. After the US Open (which he has to play even though its hardcourt for me :lol:), play Romania and Palermo - and skip the rest.

I know - radical - and will never happen. :lol:

ChinoRios4Ever
10-31-2006, 06:36 PM
Nico can play well in all surfaces nicofan (except grass....i think)

he's a claycourt master, but he has good results on hard and carpet indoors, let's hope nico bounce back next season

kidnicky
10-31-2006, 07:17 PM
wow!! the NicoFan that I love is back!!! :hug: ... thank God 'cause I was getting tired of beign defending Nico by my own all the time :rolls: .... and well I agree with you only in skiping Wimbledon :haha:

No1Rios is right, Nico is a good player in all surfaces, except the stupid grass, he can do it and he knows it, is just a matter of time that he believes again that he can win and he'll start winning ... I've a good feeling that the next year will be the good one, he started to come back this year, I mean we're talking that he didn't have a good end of the season but the first part of the season was really great! 4 finals, semifinals, quaterfinals, 1 title and that incredible 4 set match against Federer in RG is just a proove of all what I'm saying.

I'm sure that we'll have a much better year than this one :yeah: ... and yes No1Rios Nico is playing 2 exhibitions and one of them it's the exhibition in the Lawn tennis center in Buenos Aires, all the argentinians, Carlos Moya and Nico will be there .... of course that at least there I already have my spy for that tournament :p

And yes ... I miss Nico already!!! what the hell am I going to do without him for 2 months?!?! :bigcry:

RogiFan88
10-31-2006, 07:21 PM
Nico was sick? Pobrecito... he must go back home to Chile and get better!

NF, are you planning on coming to Montreal next year? Or perhaps a little trip down Santiago [Vina del Mar] or Buenos Aires or Acapulco or C do Sauipe way?? ;)

I would LOVE to see Nico and Fena and some of the Argies play in S America!

Chileno
10-31-2006, 09:32 PM
What a bad year for Nico. Good thing is next year he will defend almost no points. I think he still has the game to be a Top20 for sure...not so sure about a Top10...but who knows...

NicoFan
10-31-2006, 10:27 PM
Kid - I never left.. :lol: Well, as I've said before, when I saw Nico during the summer, he was having a rough time with the hardcourts....he hates them! :sad: He was miserable - I've never seen him that unhappy. And then taking all that time off, freaked me out. I still don't understand it. But of course he's my pumpkin, so I never stopped adoring him. :hug:

When you look at other players, they specialize. Look at the Americans - I like Andy and James, but do they put out any special effort on clay? A surface which btw almost half of the tournaments are played on. No - they stay here in America. They don't even try. Look at Rafa - he plays one week, and takes three weeks off during hardcourt season. Even Fernando - took so much time off at the beginning and middle of the season, I was wondering if he was thinking about a change of careers. ;) :lol: But all of them are top ten - and none of them apologize for specializing or taking more time off than they play.

So I've changed my mind. ;) :lol: Nico should specialize too - only play clay. Screw hardcourts, and pretend that grass courts don't exist. Take time off, and just work on his clay game during his weeks off. I'm old - come from the old days where guys knew how to play all surfaces and played straight through the year. I need to enter the modern age :haha: - everyone specializes and having vacations every other week is the thing to do. :shrug: Doesn't matter about the fans or how much sponsors put into a tournament - its just about themselves. So let Nico do it too - he's not getting anywhere trying to play all the surfaces.

Chileno - I watched Nico a lot this summer - he definitely has a top 20 game. And looking at some of the guys in the top 10 right now, he could probably do that too. ;) :lol:

kidnicky
10-31-2006, 10:44 PM
well at least you went away a little bit .. you maybe were still adoring him but in the deep inside of your heart, where I couldn't see it :lol: ... but glad that you're back and that I don't have to defend Nico against you :rolls:

again maybe Nico should pay attention only to clay courts but he won't do it, the only thing that I'll say to him the next time is to the hell with the grass courts!! never go there!!! and if he's having a hard time again the next year in hardcourts then to the hell too :haha: ... of course again he won't do it.

and of course he does has the tennis to be in the top 20 and even more!!! :rocker2:

NicoFan
10-31-2006, 10:48 PM
well at least you went away a little bit .. you maybe were still adoring him but in the deep inside of your heart, where I couldn't see it :lol: ... but glad that you're back and that I don't have to defend Nico against you :rolls:

again maybe Nico should pay attention only to clay courts but he won't do it, the only thing that I'll say to him the next time is to the hell with the grass courts!! never go there!!! and if he's having a hard time again the next year in hardcourts then to the hell too :haha: ... of course again he won't do it.

and of course he does has the tennis to be in the top 20 and even more!!! :rocker2:

:lol: It was deep in my heart because I really did want to yell at him. :haha: But I'm his numero uno fan, so I would never abandon my pumpkin....even though I wanted to for awhile. ;) :lol: He's too cute to walk away from - I see those beautiful eyes and sweet angelito face, and I finally say oh well...he's my bug....what can I do???? :lol:

Nope, no more hardcourts now...I want him happy not miserable. I never want him to go through again what he went through this year. Well he has to play hardcourts in Miami and in August - for me!!!!! His numero uno fan cuz I need to see him then or it would be too sad.

zine56
10-31-2006, 11:07 PM
What a bad year for Nico.

i don't think so... on clay he was great!! 4 clay-finals this year!! Costa Do Sauipe, Viña del Mar, Ameerforst and Casablanca it's good enough for me! :)

but he had some crappy draws on the Clay Masters Series (Rome(Davydenko), Mc(Almagro on fire), Hamburg(Ferrer Top 10)) and RG (JesusFed) ... :o

but the others draws were not too easy either... :mad: ... always JesusFed or Nadal :fiery:!!! God didn't give us a break this year :sad:

NicoFan
10-31-2006, 11:08 PM
NF, are you planning on coming to Montreal next year? Or perhaps a little trip down Santiago [Vina del Mar] or Buenos Aires or Acapulco or C do Sauipe way?? ;)

I would LOVE to see Nico and Fena and some of the Argies play in S America!

Just saw this...sorrrrrrrrrrry.

I would love to see Nico and Fernando play in SA too - its my dream.

I'm not sure about Montreal - depends on how the lack of job opportunities for changing careers keeps going. :rolleyes: And to be honest, I wasn't crazy about Toronto - it wasn't very fan friendly. I think I'd rather go to Cincy - which is very very very fan friendly. Boring as hell outside the tournament grounds from what I understand - but I only go for the tennis so I don't care.

NicoFan
10-31-2006, 11:10 PM
i don't think so... on clay he was great!! 4 clay-finals this year!! Costa Do Sauipe, Viña del Mar, Ameerforst and Casablanca it's good enough for me! :)

but he had some crappy draws on the Clay Masters Series (Rome(Davydenko), Mc(Almagro on fire), Hamburg(Ferrer Top 10)) and RG (JesusFed) ... :o

but the others draws were not too easy either... :mad: ... always JesusFed or Nadal :fiery:!!! God didn't give us a break this year :sad:


Yes! He was great on clay! Whcih is why I said he should only play clay next year. ;) :lol:

And the tennis gods were crappy to him this year with the draws in the big touranments - and some of the small ones too. Hopefully they will be kinder next year. :sad:

kidnicky
10-31-2006, 11:14 PM
well just the final comment for this season ... the draw .. the nightmare that never ended :ras: :lol:

he was great on clay!!! so he made me proud very proud!!! :hug:

btw NicoFan you promised to someone to go to Acapulco remember?? :aplot: and check your email!!!!

Sparko1030
11-01-2006, 02:59 AM
:sad: Well....that's it....1-6,4-6.....not much to say here....


I hope he is able to regain his fighting spirit over the break....I love Nico and it hurts to see him like this. I can certainly take a loss but I don't feel he was even really out there today. Take care Nico!!! Love ya :inlove:


I have to take that back. It sounds like it was all Nico could do to finish the match and not retire. He has not lost his fighting spirit! :worship: :hug: :hug: :hug: for Nico-I hope he feels better soon.

kidnicky
11-01-2006, 01:14 PM
It's okay Sparko, we didn't know what was happening until after the match, we all know how this medications work only if you have some rest after you take them and of course that Nico couldn't do that, in some pics you can see his nose all red (just like me lol!) ... poor Nico, I'm sure that he feels better today knowing that he's going home for some rest :hug:

TommyB.
11-01-2006, 03:14 PM
At least he won a title again and reached 4 finals altogether..his clay season was really good. The TMS and GS draws were awful sometimes. I hope he has more luck with the draws next year (especially Hamburg :cool: ).

kidnicky
11-01-2006, 03:26 PM
yes Tommy totally agree with you, the draws have to change :smash: ... and you've to go to Hamburg to support him the next time :p

TommyB.
11-01-2006, 04:30 PM
yes Tommy totally agree with you, the draws have to change :smash: ... and you've to go to Hamburg to support him the next time :p

For sure...like the last 2 years!! :p

kidnicky
11-01-2006, 04:58 PM
is not fair that you've a master series in clay and at your home town :ras: :lol:

TommyB.
11-01-2006, 05:30 PM
It's totally fair! :nerner: But 2006 was a flop...cancellations, bad matches, cold weather (like every year) and all my favs lost early. :crying2:

LOVELY
11-01-2006, 06:38 PM
:wavey: I'm back from Paris !!!
Well ,I just wanted to say that I 've seen Nico yesterday morning and he didn't look well (not shaved ,tired eyes,pale...)and then I was at his match and as you all know he didn't fight as he usually does but he explained later he had a virus :awww: ...Yesterday night we met him and he was ok and not sick anymore...So don't worry he is well now :)

kidnicky
11-01-2006, 06:52 PM
well Tommy it'll be totally fair if the next year you take tons of pics of Nico :lol:

Lovely :hug:

Thanks for your report ... I'm glad that Nico was feeling better in the evening ;) ... and thanks for EVERYTHING I don't know what I'd do without my both french spies :lol:

NicoFan
11-01-2006, 06:58 PM
:wavey: I'm back from Paris !!!
Well ,I just wanted to say that I 've seen Nico yesterday morning and he didn't look well (not shaved ,tired eyes,pale...)and then I was at his match and as you all know he didn't fight as he usually does but he explained later he had a virus :awww: ...Yesterday night we met him and he was ok and not sick anymore...So don't worry he is well now :)

Merci Lovely for being our "spies"!!! :lol:

Poor pumpkin - I watched the match last night on replay - he looked very sick. I felt so sorrrrry for him. :hug: Glad to know that he's better. I was very worried about him.

Sparko1030
11-01-2006, 06:59 PM
:wavey: Thanks for the report Lovely!!! Again, poor Nico!!! Its good to know he's feeling better now though-and nice to know you were at the match supporting him. :)