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Massu defeats Blake 7-6(3), 7-5

Sparko1030
05-09-2007, 06:20 PM
:woohoo: what a great win for Nico!!!! :rocker:

Nico has recovered his fighting spirit :fiery:

VAMOOOS NICO!!!

MrJ
05-09-2007, 06:22 PM
James oh James!!! What a choker you are :rolleyes: Up 5-3 in the first set, then 5-2 in the second and still managed to lose... :o

Congrats Nico, nice fight!!

Jevel
05-09-2007, 06:22 PM
Great win!!

RickDaStick
05-09-2007, 06:24 PM
What a choke by the biggest choker of them all. I think he had 40-0 in the
1st set when serving for it then lead 5-2 in the 2nd to lose 5-7. Trademark James.

Psichogauchovna
05-09-2007, 06:25 PM
:woohoo: :woohoo:

finally a great win, Nico :devil: :cool:











James :wavey:

tangerine_dream
05-09-2007, 06:25 PM
James :sad: Choking again? :smash:

Congrats to Nico. Good win for him. :hatoff:

AsianSensation
05-09-2007, 06:26 PM
that was bad james....real bad.

KrisJB
05-09-2007, 06:27 PM
In the 1st set James had 5-4 and 30-0, he hit a clear ace and was cheated :(. It was 30-15 instead of 40-0.It is embarassing that Hawk Eye is not used.

Sparko1030
05-09-2007, 06:28 PM
I admit I thought it would go to a third set, but I prefer to think of it as Nico not giving up more than James choking :lol: They both had trouble holding serve. :awww: And clay is Nico's best surface, and not James' of course. :p

Tom Paulman
05-09-2007, 06:29 PM
I'm a fan of James, but he deserved to lose today. Serving for set 3 times and getting broken in all 3 cases ... :help:

MrJ
05-09-2007, 06:31 PM
I'm a fan of James, but he deserved to lose today. Serving for set 3 times and getting broken in all 3 cases ... :help:

I thought he played well and should have taken it to a decider at the very least, it was the best I have seen him play for a good while. Its the choking thats holding him back... :(

PoderShileno
05-09-2007, 06:32 PM
NICOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO¡¡¡¡¡

:bounce:

KrisJB
05-09-2007, 06:34 PM
If he hadn't been cheated in the 1 st set he would have won this match.

Andre♥
05-09-2007, 06:36 PM
If he hadn't been cheated in the 1 st set he would have won this match.

:retard:

Tom Paulman
05-09-2007, 06:38 PM
I thought he played well and should have taken it to a decider at the very least, it was the best I have seen him play for a good while. Its the choking thats holding him back... :(

Yes, he played well, especially given the fact that it was on clay, but he was absolutely hopeless in the most important points :(

selyoink
05-09-2007, 06:44 PM
Once a choker always a choker.

cc2monac
05-09-2007, 06:45 PM
bravo nico!!!

+alonso
05-09-2007, 06:47 PM
:woohoo:


Great Nico! :woohoo: :bounce:

LOVELY
05-09-2007, 06:50 PM
GRANDE NICO !!!!!:worship:

Merton
05-09-2007, 06:50 PM
James :tape:

If he hadn't been cheated in the 1 st set he would have won this match.

This excuse is original.

fenomeno2111
05-09-2007, 06:52 PM
Nice to see Nico win a match....Congrats

MrJ
05-09-2007, 06:54 PM
At least he has his form back, but I guess the choking will never go away :unsure:
Its never dull being his fan thats for sure!! :angel:

rofe
05-09-2007, 06:55 PM
Why would James choke against Massu? :confused:

Kitty de Sade
05-09-2007, 06:58 PM
Good job for Nico to hang in and win this one! Bien hecho...:woohoo:

KrisJB
05-09-2007, 07:06 PM
James was roughly cheated at 5-4 30-0.

nobama
05-09-2007, 07:07 PM
Blake :smash: :help:

sawan66278
05-09-2007, 07:38 PM
"Don't worry, I'll be in the semis after I win my round robin group...um..."
James Blake

RsaibotD
05-09-2007, 07:46 PM
GRANDE NICO!!!!:cool:

martine2
05-09-2007, 07:58 PM
Congrats to Nico!!!

jazar
05-09-2007, 08:03 PM
jimmy sucks this season

Fergie
05-09-2007, 08:40 PM
Great win Nico :worship: :woohoo: :banana:

ljubicic_
05-09-2007, 09:31 PM
nico rulezz

nolop
05-09-2007, 09:32 PM
pity he would lose tomorrow :shrug:

Tommy_Vercetti
05-09-2007, 10:31 PM
Well I'm sure he has to be somewhere to accept an award for his "nice guy" image somewhere and then maybe he can talk about what a nice guy he is to the press.

new-york
05-09-2007, 10:56 PM
lemme roll my eyes.

NYCtennisfan
05-10-2007, 12:41 AM
Very few players can shove their opponent around on their worst surface for the better part of two sets only to see their game completely fall apart when it was time to close the deal.

NicoFan
05-10-2007, 12:58 AM
Very few players can shove their opponent around on their worst surface for the better part of two sets only to see their game completely fall apart when it was time to close the deal.

I don't think you all are giving Nico any credit. :lol:

Nico had chances to break James on numerous occasions (and didn't take advantage of them).

It was a break-fest for both of them.

I didn't see the match, but their stats were fairly close.

I highly doubt that James shoved Nico around the court. :shrug:

ChinoRios4Ever
05-10-2007, 01:09 AM
what a fight nicooooooooooooooo :woohoo:

keep on fighting OLYMPIC WARRIOR!!!!! :fiery:

gogogirl
05-10-2007, 01:34 AM
Hey All,

I agree with the ones that said that James deserved to lose because he didn't win. What is a choke exactly - by the way?

Naturally - he didn't play the important points well. And you know why? His serve needs improvement. I've been saying that for three years. Last year it became better, but over all - it was not together because his seconds would still hold him back in many points. I need to take a look at James' serve % so far this year. I forgot - but my God - he just can't hold serve when it matters. I suppose that could be considered a choke - but then again - one has to look at the surface. If he had been playing on hard courts or grass - he probably would have done better - but I don't care what surface it is - one has to learn how to hold their own. Hold you own darn serve for goodness sake.

It doesn't seem as if he practices enough getting the first serve in. He needs to take a little bit off of it and train his mind to prepare for the return game. He didn't play that bad today - although the score board doesn't show winners and errors. Anyone got those stats. My bad - I just got in and only read the first page of this thread. But still........................................

Another thing he and anyone else deserves to do is fall out of the top ten if they don't play well enough on all surfaces. I could care less if James fell out. To do and be better one has to know better - I always say.

I have to give it to Rafa - because at least he knows that he wants to be an all surface player. These Americans have the chops to achieve on clay - but they are perpetrating that since they've already been dismissed on it - then they'll just wait on the other seasons. Bunk!

Anyway - James got beat by one clay court specialist today - but he and Mardy took out two in doubles. Yeaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!

"KEEP IT UP JAMES AND MARDY" "CONGRATS NICO"

ASP0315
05-10-2007, 01:49 AM
Expected win by Nico. :banana: Great fight from him.

Nice choke James.:lol:

RagingLamb
05-10-2007, 01:54 AM
if i was his coach, one day out of nowhere I'd go at him with my belt and beat him to tears.

i'd then tell him that from now on every time he f**ks up he's getting the belt, and he better think about that when he's letting guys just take matches from him at no cost.

that's sure to scare the little girl right out of him

+alonso
05-10-2007, 02:10 AM
I saw some highlights and Nico was very fast around the court.
James was too in a hurry to hit today, netted a lot of easy balls

ginnylegend
05-10-2007, 12:18 PM
James cocked this up, oh well it's always the same with him.

Action Jackson
05-10-2007, 12:19 PM
Huge upset.

azza
05-10-2007, 01:05 PM
Hopefully his confidence is down :bounce:

nhissan
05-10-2007, 03:51 PM
James wtf :mad:
buy a brain plz :rolleyes:

martinatreue
05-10-2007, 04:01 PM
That is wonderful news! :)