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BRASIL: Be The Best In Brasil!!! Win The Title NICO!!!

NicoFan
02-06-2008, 10:56 PM
Good luck to our Nico in Brasil!!!

A big :hug: and :kiss: for him.

I hope he gets the title back again this year!

:woohoo:

:bounce:

kidnicky
02-07-2008, 04:11 AM
I'd take some wins first before thinking about the title, so take it easy NicoFan :lol:

I just hope, wish and pray for a good week for him, he deserves it! :bounce:

Sparko1030
02-07-2008, 04:47 AM
He does deserve it Kid! :awww:
Just gets some wins Nico, you can do it you know. :fiery:

VAMOOOS NICOLAS!!!

FFGC
02-07-2008, 07:41 AM
Success in Brasil Nico!
Let at you all will turn out!

VAMOS NICO!!!! http://s12.rimg.info/4acc52174d6a4249d419d83b1dd0473c.gif (http://smiles.33b.ru/smile.108835.html)

Fergie
02-07-2008, 10:55 AM
Best of luck Nico :hug:

alelysafina
02-07-2008, 11:49 AM
Good luck Nico!! :D :dance: :dance:

NicoFan
02-07-2008, 06:59 PM
I'd take some wins first before thinking about the title, so take it easy NicoFan :lol:


:lol:

I can't help myself. :o I want Nico to be happy again on court. :shrug:

kidnicky
02-07-2008, 07:00 PM
I know, I'd like to buy on ebay like a couple of Viña titles for him but it's not possible so first we need wins and the hapiness will come win after win :yeah:

ChinoRios4Ever
02-07-2008, 07:24 PM
MEMORY!!!!!!

it's all about MEMORY!!!! VAMOS NICO!!! :fiery:

Juliet
02-07-2008, 07:43 PM
Boa sorte Nico!!! :hug:

NicoFan
02-07-2008, 07:58 PM
Juliet - are you going to see our Nico????

kidnicky
02-07-2008, 08:02 PM
I don't think so, as far as I remember Juliet said once that Costa is pretty far away from where she lives :shrug:

Juliet
02-07-2008, 08:13 PM
No girls, I'm not going to see our Nico! :sad:
Costa do Sauípe is so very far from São Paulo... I could go if I were on vacation, though... but guess what???

MY SO VERY MUCH DESERVED VACATIONS ENDED TODAY!!!!!!!!!!

:mad::mad::mad::mad::mad:

NicoFan
02-07-2008, 08:15 PM
Oh no! Poor Juliet. :hug:

Brasil is a big country - it would be hard to go to a tournament unless you lived right near it. :sad:

kidnicky
02-07-2008, 08:20 PM
Juliet has the same problem as me ... it sucks to live in big countries :ras: :lol: ... I can't believe your vacations were over today Juliet :awww:

NicoFan
02-07-2008, 08:24 PM
Me too! :sad: Though I shouldn't complain because we have more tournaments and I do have two close to me. :o :tape: :lol:

kidnicky
02-07-2008, 08:30 PM
yes please :tape: NicoFan :rolls:

NicoFan
02-07-2008, 08:36 PM
yes please :tape: NicoFan :rolls:

Sorrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrry.... :o :lol:

kidnicky
02-07-2008, 08:47 PM
I even have to change of planes in Mexico city for going to the only tournament here, can you believe it?!?! :ras: :lol:

NicoFan
02-07-2008, 08:49 PM
Sorrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrry otra vez Kid. :eek: :lol:

kidnicky
02-07-2008, 08:52 PM
the worst is that sometimes I have to wait like 3 or 5 hours to get the other plane to Acapulco :o and the change of weathers is ridiculous, I'm leaving here with no sweather, I arrived to Mexico city and I have to put on my sweather and then when I arrived to Acapulco is taking off the sweather again :cuckoo: :lol:

ChinoRios4Ever
02-07-2008, 08:53 PM
big country?

what about loooooooooooooooong countrys like Chile? :rolls:

NicoFan
02-07-2008, 08:54 PM
I hate waiting a long time when I have to change planes. :(

And :lol: about the sweater. I have that problem going to Miami in the winter. Wear a heavy winter coat to the airport, look like in idiot in Miami carrying a winter coat in 90 degree weather, and then do the reversal going home. :lol:

NicoFan
02-07-2008, 08:56 PM
big country?

what about loooooooooooooooong countrys like Chile? :rolls:

I can't wait to come and visit Chile.

But I want to stay in the "middle" of the country. :lol: SANTIAGO and of course VINA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :bounce:

And please - no earthquakes when I'm there. :scared:

ChinoRios4Ever
02-07-2008, 08:58 PM
I can't wait to come and visit Chile.

But I want to stay in the "middle" of the country. :lol: SANTIAGO and of course VINA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :bounce:

And please - no earthquakes when I'm there. :scared:

wow, EARTHQUAKES!!!!

in the last month we have many quakes all arround the country, thank god when i live in Santiago we only have small quakes, but in the north :help:

NicoFan
02-07-2008, 09:00 PM
Yeah, I'm not going to the north because they seem to have a lot of earthquakes. :scared:

I'll stay in Santiago and Vina where it is safe. :)

Oh and no tsunami's when I'm in Vina. :lol: I'll be worried about it the entire time that I'm there.

VAMOS NICO!

kidnicky
02-07-2008, 09:01 PM
that's why I said that it sucks to live in big or large countries :rolls:

NicoFan, people always laugh at me for the same reason, I leave here carrying a coat and I do the same in Acapulco :rolls:

that's why we'll beat all the other forums since we talk about nonsense things on a thread that was created to cheer Nico in Brasil :haha:

ChinoRios4Ever
02-07-2008, 09:03 PM
too bad NF, the chilean north is beautiful :D

well entire Chile is beautiful :worship:

NicoFan
02-07-2008, 09:05 PM
that's why we'll beat all the other forums since we talk about nonsense things on a thread that was created to cheer Nico in Brasil :haha:

:lol: So true. :rolls:

Felipe - I've heard that Chile is very beautiful, that's why I want to visit there. :yeah: (And because it is our Nico's country... :hug:)

But I don't like earthquakes. :scared: When I go to California, that's all I think about. :lol: :lol:

kidnicky
02-07-2008, 09:09 PM
:p

no visit to Chile for me until Nico stops playing tournaments there :rolls:

Alx
02-07-2008, 10:25 PM
:topic:

VAMOOOS NICOO IN BRAZIL !! :angel:

:haha:

NicoFan
02-07-2008, 11:58 PM
:topic:

VAMOOOS NICOO IN BRAZIL !! :angel:

:haha:

:haha:

:rolls:

Yes, VAMOS NICOOOOO IN BRASIL!!

On a serious note, I wonder when the draw comes out. :bigcry:

kidnicky
02-08-2008, 12:02 AM
saturday or sunday :shrug:

NicoFan
02-08-2008, 12:08 AM
I love the LA tournaments except for they are always late getting things out. :tape: :lol:

kidnicky
02-08-2008, 12:12 AM
I know, the draw for Acapulco will be made the previous sunday at noon :retard: :haha:

NicoFan
02-08-2008, 12:19 AM
:help:

:lol:

kidnicky
02-08-2008, 12:21 AM
:p ... probably we'll be luckier with Brasil :lol:

alelysafina
02-08-2008, 02:22 AM
But I don't like earthquakes. :scared: When I go to California, that's all I think about. :lol: :lol:

:lol: Don't worry Ive lived in california all of my life and near a fault at that and I've only experienced half a dozen earthquakes and most were not bad. ;)

alelysafina
02-08-2008, 02:23 AM
I know, the draw for Acapulco will be made the previous sunday at noon :retard: :haha:

:haha: :haha:

NicoFan
02-08-2008, 02:33 AM
:lol: Don't worry Ive lived in california all of my life and near a fault at that and I've only experienced half a dozen earthquakes and most were not bad. ;)

That's what everyone says who lived in California their entire lives. :lol:

Although both my niece and nephew live in California, and they moved there for college and stayed. And they tease me about it too. They've gotten used to it pretty quickly. I guess if I were there a lot, I wouldn't think about it either after awhile. And I would love to live there too ... I love Malibu. But I would never be able to afford Malibu. :lol: :lol:

alelysafina
02-08-2008, 03:03 AM
Cause it´s true :lol: Earthquakes are no big deal here :lol:


Malibu is gorgeous! :inlove: but the traffic is hell though :lol: My parents live about an hour away from there the coasts of california are pretty musch the best :D

kidnicky
02-08-2008, 04:09 AM
we're talking about other things here again :rolls:

alelysafina
02-08-2008, 04:16 AM
oops! Vamos Nico en Brasil!!

:lol:

kidnicky
02-09-2008, 06:00 PM
the draw :help: :help: :armed:

(1)Carlos Moya (ESP) vs Santiago Ventura (ESP)
Olivier Patience (FRA) vs Juan Pablo Brzezicki (ARG)
Oscar Hernandez (ESP) vs Pablo Cuevas (URU)
Sergio Roitman (ARG) vs (6)Agustin Calleri (ARG)

(3)Igor Andreev (RUS) vs QUALIFIER
Peter Luczak (AUS) vs (WC)Marcos Daniel (BRA)
Nicolas Lapentti (EQU) vs (WC)Thomaz Bellucci (BRA)
QUALIFIER vs (7)Jose Acasuso (ARG)

(8)Albert Montanes (ESP) vs Nicolas Devilder (FRA)
Jiri Vanek (CZE) vs Fabio Fognini (ITA)
(WC)Gustavo Kuerten (BRA) vs Carlos Berlocq (ARG)
Ivo Minar (CZE) vs (4)Potito Starace (ITA)

(5)Filippo Volandri (ITA) vs QUALIFIER
Guillermo Coria (ARG) vs QUALIFIER
Boris Pashanski (SER) vs Martin Vassallo Arguello (ARG)
Nicolas Massu (CHI) vs (2)Nicolas Almagro (ESP)

I feel like killing myself right now :o

NicoFan
02-09-2008, 06:08 PM
Oh my goodness...this sucks.

Shoot...another freaking first round loss. :bigcry:

All those nobodies in the entry list, and he gets Almagro. :mad:

VAMOS NICO! :fiery:

Hopefully he can pull out a miracle.

kidnicky
02-09-2008, 06:10 PM
is everybody seeing the draw of Coria?!?!?! a freaking qualifier and he got Almagro :bigcry:

I'm sick of this shit :ras: :shout:

VAMOOOS NICOOO!!!!

NicoFan
02-09-2008, 06:14 PM
I'm tired of it too. :sad: Crappy draws, and he loses in the first round week after week even when he has a good draw. After awhile, it just isn't fun anymore. :sad:

I was hoping for a halfway decent draw here and Buenos Aires because he has no points to defend...unless of course, it's that 5th best shit all over again, but since he didn't win at all last year, I don't think he has more than 2 good tournaments throughout all of 2007 so I doubt he has even those points to defend. But anyway, I thought he could pick up some points here in Brasil and Buenos Aires. But at least in Brasil ... not. :bigcry:

The boy needs to think about getting another profession because this one ain't working out. :sad: :sad:

ChinoRios4Ever
02-09-2008, 06:29 PM
:help: too bad AlMUGro will kill Nico :mad:

NicoFan
02-09-2008, 07:18 PM
Poor Nico... :hug: :bigcry:

LOVELY
02-09-2008, 07:36 PM
Could you be a bit positive sometimes ?:shrug:
Okay, Almagro is not an easy opponent but let's have a bit confidence in Nico ...Why always think he's gonna lose?...
He has no luck for sure ...But we have to trust him and not see him as a potential loser ...

Vamos Nico !!! Kick some Spanish butt :boxing:

NicoFan
02-09-2008, 07:41 PM
True, Mademoiselle Lovely, very true.

We do need to be positive.

KICK ALMAGRO'S BUTT!!!!! :fiery:

Sparko1030
02-09-2008, 09:24 PM
Stupid draw :mad: Its not that he can't beat Almagro, its that it could have been an easier draw :awww:

You can do it though Nico-VAMOOS!!! :fiery:

NicoFan
02-09-2008, 11:27 PM
I know, it could have been easier. :sad:

Poor Nico. :bigcry:

Poor us. :bigcry:

This is why sometimes I don't like tennis. :(

alelysafina
02-10-2008, 02:13 AM
I hate Almagro!!


OMG! that's a horrible draw :sad: :bigcry: :bigcry:

Fergie
02-10-2008, 03:54 AM
Nico will beat Almugro :angel:

Vamos Nico!!! :rocker2:

kidnicky
02-10-2008, 04:11 AM
actually it doesn't give a damn if we trust in him or not, we trust in him, but in order to get some wins the one that has to trust in himself is Nico, not us. We're here supporting him no matter what and if he could believe in himself at least like the 10% of what we believe on him, he'd be beating everybody. So this is going to be again a matter of if he trusts and believes in himself, he is not in Viña where the pressure is a living nightmare so I still believe and hope he can do something here, PLEASE!!! :p

:bounce:

TommyB.
02-10-2008, 09:40 AM
He defeated Almagro in Brasil 2 years ago. ;)

Vamos Nico!!

NicoFan
02-10-2008, 10:58 PM
FYI.

I just saw the OOP for Monday...no Nico.

kidnicky
02-11-2008, 03:34 AM
that is all that I wanted :p

NicoFan
02-11-2008, 10:56 PM
Our Nicolas is playing tomorrow...buena suerte NICO!! :fiery:

Quadra central - 14h30 (15h30 Brasília, 18h30 GMT)

Igor Andreev (RUS) vs. Eduardo Schwank (ARG)

followed by
Nicolas Massu (CHI) vs. Nicolas Almagro (ESP)

followed by
Peter Luczak (AUS) vs. Marcos Daniel (BRA)

Not Before 20h00 (21h00 Brasília, 0h00 GMT)
Gustavo Kuerten (BRA) vs. Carlos Berlocq (ARG)

NicoFan
02-11-2008, 10:57 PM
I don't know if I'm figuring this right - I think it is 3:00 my time. :shrug:

LOVELY
02-11-2008, 11:04 PM
it should be 8.30 pm Paris time (4 hours difference with costa de sauipe)

kidnicky
02-11-2008, 11:06 PM
if we take like 2 hours for the first match then it should be starting 5.30pm Brasilia time wich means 2.30pm Sparko and my time and 3.30pm for you NicoFan ;)

VAMOOOS NICOOO!!! LET'S GET SOME WINS HERE!! :fiery:

NicoFan
02-11-2008, 11:10 PM
Gracias Lovely and Kid. :hug:

I'll be in front of my computer at 2:30 just in case. :)

VAMOS NICOLAS!!! You can do this. :fiery: :boxing: Think positively!!!

kidnicky
02-11-2008, 11:11 PM
and I think I'll have to go out for lunch an hour earlier, well it'll depend on the previous match :p

Vamos Massu! You can do this Vamooos!! :armed:

ChinoRios4Ever
02-11-2008, 11:49 PM
vamos Nico... MASSU!!!!!!!! :fiery:

livestream: http://www2.uol.com.br/tenisbrasil/brasilopen/2008/aovivo.htm#

NicoFan
02-11-2008, 11:58 PM
It doesn't work for me. :sad:

ChinoRios4Ever
02-12-2008, 12:00 AM
works fine for me :)

kidnicky
02-12-2008, 12:03 AM
try again NicoFan, a minute ago it didn't work for me but now it is :yeah: although I can't figure out who is playing right now :rolls: but I'm sure to be able to see Nico tomorrow :p

Thanks Felipe :hug:

ChinoRios4Ever
02-12-2008, 12:07 AM
I just watched the end of Nico Lapentti beating Bellucci

now i think they should show Moya-Ventura

Sparko1030
02-12-2008, 03:40 AM
Thanks for the times Kid :hug:
That's not the best time for me-I will miss some of his match at least picking the kids up-it is better than 3am though :lol:


VAMOOOOS NICO!!! KICK SOME BUTT TOMORROW!!!! :fiery:

TommyB.
02-12-2008, 09:21 AM
Thanks for the stream Felipe. I hope it works tonight. :)

Fergie
02-12-2008, 11:09 AM
Vamos Nico! :rocker2:

FFGC
02-12-2008, 04:26 PM
vamos Chileno!!!

NicoFan
02-12-2008, 06:12 PM
I hope that the live stream works for me today too.

And I'm here so the first match can start so we can get Nico on as soon as possible. :lol:

VAMOS NICO! :hug:

Fergie
02-12-2008, 07:08 PM
Nico on sb :scared:

VAMOS!!! http://forums.relicnews.com/images/smilies/slap.gif :rocker2:

NicoFan
02-12-2008, 07:13 PM
:scared:

kidnicky
02-12-2008, 07:16 PM
already?!?! why so early?!?! :eek:

VAMOOOS NICOO!!

Albop
02-12-2008, 07:17 PM
Cause Andreev was destroyed :p

VAMOS NICO

Fergie
02-12-2008, 07:18 PM
Schwank killed Andreev :rolls:

Vamos Nico :rocker2:

kidnicky
02-12-2008, 07:19 PM
until now I remembered who was the one losing that bad to Schwank :rolls: greaaaaaaaat!!! :devil:

VAMOS NICO VAMOOOS!!

Fergie
02-12-2008, 07:23 PM
Nico *0-1

kidnicky
02-12-2008, 07:26 PM
:scared:

30*-30

Fergie
02-12-2008, 07:27 PM
1-1 :bounce:

Alx
02-12-2008, 07:35 PM
the livestream doesn't work :(

VAMOOOS NICOO !!!

Kostanic defeated Mattek :banana:

Fergie
02-12-2008, 07:35 PM
2-2 :bounce:

Alx
02-12-2008, 07:38 PM
nico broke :)

Fergie
02-12-2008, 07:38 PM
Nico *3-2 :rocker2:

NicoFan
02-12-2008, 07:40 PM
I'm so nervous that I can't post. But HE BROKE! :woohoo:

Fergie
02-12-2008, 07:43 PM
3-3 http://forums.relicnews.com/images/smilies/damnyou.gif

Alx
02-12-2008, 07:43 PM
:rolleyes:

Fergie
02-12-2008, 07:44 PM
2 DF in a row :help:

kidnicky
02-12-2008, 07:46 PM
he breaks and get broken in 10 minutes that I was away :crazy:

VAMOS NICOLAS VAMOOOS!!! :fiery:

Coria won, so I refuse to think that Nico can't win today :boxing:

Fergie
02-12-2008, 07:51 PM
Nico 3-5 :ras:

Fergie
02-12-2008, 07:54 PM
Nico 3-6 http://forums.relicnews.com/images/smilies/crazy.gif

Alx
02-12-2008, 07:55 PM
:awww:

VAMOOS NICOO !!! YOU CAN BEAT HIM !!! :fiery:

NicoFan
02-12-2008, 07:55 PM
:sad:

Nerves strike again. Up a break and blows it the next game. :bigcry:

Fergie
02-12-2008, 08:01 PM
Nico 3-6 1-0*

kidnicky
02-12-2008, 08:01 PM
:crazy: :silly: :hysteric:

Fergie
02-12-2008, 08:04 PM
Nico 3-6 1-1

Fergie
02-12-2008, 08:08 PM
DF #4 and break for Almugro :(

NicoFan
02-12-2008, 08:13 PM
Awwww Nico... ::awww:

Really ... he's just got to get control over that head of his. Absolutely zero mental strength. Almagro is tough, but really, he's not Fed. Where is the warrior?? Nowhere to be seen for months and months and months... :sad:

Fergie
02-12-2008, 08:13 PM
Nico 3-6 1-3 :help:

alelysafina
02-12-2008, 08:13 PM
Vamos Nico!!!

alelysafina
02-12-2008, 08:15 PM
Deuce Baby!!

Fergie
02-12-2008, 08:16 PM
BP Almugro :(

Albop
02-12-2008, 08:17 PM
1-4*

alelysafina
02-12-2008, 08:17 PM
Nooooooooooooooooo!

Fergie
02-12-2008, 08:17 PM
And break

Nico 3-6 1-4 :retard:

alelysafina
02-12-2008, 08:17 PM
Vamos Nico!!! Si se Puede!!

I have to get to class :o

kidnicky
02-12-2008, 08:18 PM
this is unfreaking believable :banghead:

Sparko1030
02-12-2008, 08:19 PM
I thought his match would just be starting soon and now it almost over for him already :awww:

Oh, Nico......

Fergie
02-12-2008, 08:20 PM
Nico 3-6 1-5 :awww:

Sparko1030
02-12-2008, 08:20 PM
:retard: He's serving 38%????? omg.....:sobbing:

NicoFan
02-12-2008, 08:21 PM
It is unbelievable.

I feel sorry for him in one way.

But I don't in another.

:shrug:

Nico... :rolleyes:

Fergie
02-12-2008, 08:22 PM
Nico 3-6 2-5 :p

Sparko1030
02-12-2008, 08:22 PM
He held at least :yeah: Of course Almagro serving for the match now. If ever there were a time to break Nico....

Sparko1030
02-12-2008, 08:25 PM
Well, that's it. 6-3,6-2 Almagro. No words. Just :tears: :sad:

Group hug time :hug:

NicoFan
02-12-2008, 08:26 PM
I'm serious here, he needs to just stop playing for six months and figure out if he wants to be a tennis player.

Because this isn't working.

And no, I'm not being mean.

There are times in life when you have to step away, evaluate, and then make a decision.

If he does that and wants to still play tennis, then fine. Go get a good coach and guru and get it done. Sacrifice, stop partying, stop screwing around, and go for it.

If he's not willing to sacrifice, stop partying, stop screwing around, he needs to find a new career during those six months.

kidnicky
02-12-2008, 08:26 PM
it's over ... this is soooo great :rolleyes:

when is this f*cking nightmare going to end?!?!?!? :mad: :shout:

and the stupid coaches are still there doing a "great" job :shout:

Fergie
02-12-2008, 08:27 PM
This sucks :mad:

:singer: "Will the real Nico please stand up?" :singer:

NicoFan
02-12-2008, 08:30 PM
:singer: "Will the real Nico please stand up?" :singer:

Sadly, I think this is the "real" Nico.

I'd say - hey, there's always Buenos Aires and Acapulco.

But he won't win there either.

Go home Nico - get your head together.

Alx
02-12-2008, 08:32 PM
:sobbing:

NicoFan
02-12-2008, 09:02 PM
I just saw the doubles draw. Nico's not on it.

I guess I just don't understand anything that he's doing anymore. :sad: I thought for sure that he'd want the playing time. Even if it is doubles. :shrug: And it can't be anything to do with his ranking, because Guille is playing doubles and his ranking is obviously incredibly low.

kidnicky
02-12-2008, 09:09 PM
the doubles draw is out since 2 days ago I think but I thought that you already knew it, that's why I didn't post it here or in the blog

I stop trying to figure out what he is thinking long time ago ... it's a moo point :shrug:

NicoFan
02-12-2008, 09:17 PM
Sorrrrry ... I had looked last night and didn't see it. I must be going blind. :o

kidnicky
02-12-2008, 09:25 PM
don't worry, I didn't say anything about it just for you, 'cause I was kind of mad when i saw the doubles draw :p

oh well, if any of you know about good relaxing pills or teas please tell me 'cause if this continues like this, I'm affraid for what could happen to me watching him in Acapulco, it's not going to be easy at all and I don't want to end up all drunk on the beach for the whole week :drink: :cuckoo:

alelysafina
02-12-2008, 10:20 PM
I'm serious here, he needs to just stop playing for six months and figure out if he wants to be a tennis player.

Because this isn't working.

And no, I'm not being mean.

There are times in life when you have to step away, evaluate, and then make a decision.

If he does that and wants to still play tennis, then fine. Go get a good coach and guru and get it done. Sacrifice, stop partying, stop screwing around, and go for it.

If he's not willing to sacrifice, stop partying, stop screwing around, he needs to find a new career during those six months.


IA, As much as I love Nico and seeing him play, I would rather not see him play than see him play like this. He does need to examine where he stands with his tennis and completely change his staff and his mentality for the better before he can play like the top player we know he can be.

TommyB.
02-12-2008, 10:40 PM
Nicolas Massu :help:

He cannot win against higher-ranked players. Even on his best surface clay. He should play challenger after Acapulco.

NicoFan
02-12-2008, 11:20 PM
IA, As much as I love Nico and seeing him play, I would rather not see him play than see him play like this. He does need to examine where he stands with his tennis and completely change his staff and his mentality for the better before he can play like the top player we know he can be.

That's how I feel. It must be painful for him too, and that makes me feel bad. How he must feel losing every match he goes into. Eventually that will make a person crazy.

I remember when Andre was playing bad - of course, he was different, he didn't care anymore, was out of shape.

But he took the time off, got help, got another coach, got his guru, and then sacrificed day and night. And came back and won.

Nico's no Andre. But if he's willing to change - key word is willing because that's something he refuses generally to do - and to sacrifice - another key word, he can comeback into the top 50 maybe even top 40 or 30.

But he has to decide to do it. No one can do it for him. Go off as they say into the mountains, get his head together, and come back determined.

To me that's the only way he's ever going to win again consistently.

For what it's worth. ;) :lol:

NicoFan
02-12-2008, 11:22 PM
Nicolas Massu :help:

He cannot win against higher-ranked players. Even on his best surface clay. He should play challenger after Acapulco.

If he doesn't stop for awhile, he should go on teh challenger circuit for a couple of months. Skip Las Vegas (kills me to say it :sad:), skip IW, skip Miami. Just play challengers. He won't get into the Masters Series events in Europe so he should just continue playing challengers for a few weeks. Raise that ranking and come back a couple weeks before RG into regular tournaments and then play RG.

Skip Wimbly, and try the regular tournaments again in the summer.

NicoFan
02-13-2008, 01:45 AM
Interview with Nico in cooperativa.:

Nicolas Massú and his prolonged bad moment: "I cannot understand it"

The Olympic champion indicated after falling in the first round of the Brasil Open that he continues seeking explanations for the pothole that he suffers in his tennis.

Nicolas Massú (94º of the ATP) continues without finding the compass that carried him to be in the top ten and that installed him in the Olympic glory, situation that has been problematic to the viñamarino, who not yet finds explanations for his bad moment.

"The truth is that I talked with my coach (Leonardo Zuleta) and I cannot understand. I go 3-2, dodge the kick-off, playing very well and later I do seven double fault, and I lose the set 6-3", explained the Chilean in conversation with the correspondent from Cooperativa.

Massú met with his credits, but can't find answers. "I yielded for nothing. Always I have said what I feel and today I did not play, therefore I am uncomfortable, and I don't find reasons for the performance. The truth is that I was not. I tried to concentrate, but did not leave the things", said after the match before Nicolas Almagro.

"I am trying to understand it, because I play well, but ?? very little or I make mistakes that I'm not accustomed to make", added the viñamarino embittered by a loss that puts in check his continuance among the 100 better players of the world. (Cooperative.cl)

ChinoRios4Ever
02-13-2008, 02:14 AM
:help:

NF :hug:

16681
02-13-2008, 02:56 AM
Nico :sad: