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BASTAD: Battling In Bastad!

NicoFan
07-02-2008, 11:18 PM
Nico is going to try to qualify for Bastad.

Good luck NICO! :yeah:

Sparko1030
07-03-2008, 05:50 PM
Good Luck Nico :hug:

NicoFan
07-03-2008, 10:53 PM
I know that we don't have many posters left here :rolls: but I'm going to send this out to the virtual cosmos. I'm excited to see Schuettler winning again - not only for him becuase I've always liked him - but he's about 3 years older than Nico, and he's managed to comeback after falling way down. If Schuettler can do it, Nico can too!!! :yeah:

NicoFan
07-04-2008, 10:42 PM
Looks good! Let's hope...keeping fingers crossed.

VAMOS NICO! :fiery:

(1) MASSU, Nicolas CHI v (WC) BERTA, Daniel SWE
(WC) BRYDOLF, Patrk SWE v (7) NORFELDT, Henrik SWE

(2) KOELLERER, Daniel AUT v NYLEN, David SWE
GUSTAFSSON, Robert SWE v (6) GORANSSON, Tim SWE

(3) LOPEZ, Marc ESP v (WC) NORD, David SWE
PURANEN, Arvid SWE v (5) PRZYSIEZNY, Michal POL

(4) REHNQUIST, Bjorn SWE v SODERBERG, Henrik SWE
(WC) LINDELL, Christian SWE v (8) BERGMAN, Carl SWE

NicoFan
07-04-2008, 10:48 PM
Nico obviously plays tomorrow. VAMOS NICO!

Court 2
Starting at 11.00 Björn REHNQUIST (SWE) vs. Henrik SÖDERBERG (SWE)
Followed by Robert GUSTAFSSON (SWE) vs. Tim GÖRANSSON (SWE)
Not before 15.00 Daniel KOELLERER (AUT) vs. David NYLEN (SWE)

Court 3
Starting at 11.00 Christian LINDELL (SWE) vs. Carl BERGMAN (SWE)
Followed by Nicolas MASSU (CHI) vs. Daniel BERTA (SWE)
Followed by Patrik BRYDOLF (SWE) vs. Henrik NORFELDT (SWE)

Court 4
Start 11.00
Arvid PURANEN (SWE) vs. Michal PRZYSIEZNY (POL)
Followed by Marc LOPEZ (ESP) vs. David NORD (SWE)

NicoFan
07-04-2008, 10:56 PM
I don't see live scores on the site, but the atptennis.com site should have it on their live scoring.

http://www.swedishopen.org/

NicoFan
07-04-2008, 11:04 PM
I looked up Daniel Berta - he has no ranking, he's never played a match before, and hasn't earned any money. :awww:

Kind of scares me... :lol:

kidnicky
07-05-2008, 03:47 AM
well of course that he was going to try to qualify here :rolls:

anyway Vamos Nico! do some damage here so you can keep watching your dream blondies for some more days :fiery: :haha:

and yeah it's scary that the other guy doesn't have a ranking, but well hopefully Nico can win tomorrow :rocker2:

NicoFan
07-05-2008, 12:13 PM
Play should have started but there's nothing on the scoreboard for any matches. :shrug: And I checked weather.com and it's supposed to be nice in Bastad so it shouldn't be a rain delay. Don't know why the matches haven't started. Or maybe it's just the sb isn't working.

NicoFan
07-05-2008, 12:24 PM
So typical - play is going on, but the live score isn't working. :rolleyes: Just gotta love tennis, eh? :( I guess we won't know the score until it is over.

NicoFan
07-05-2008, 01:40 PM
NICO WON 6-1, 6-1!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

:woohoo:

:bounce:

NicoFan
07-05-2008, 01:40 PM
BTW - the livescoring is working now. :yeah: So tomorrow we should be set.

NicoFan
07-05-2008, 03:42 PM
Nico's next opponent is Norfeldt - he's ranked like 800+ in the world. And his match today was almost 2 hours 45 minutes as compared to Nico's less than one hour. :yeah:

NicoFan
07-05-2008, 03:46 PM
VAMOS NICO!!! :fiery:

Sunday OOP:

Court 1
Start 11.00
Nicolas MASSU (CHI) vs. H NORFELDT (SWE)

Court 2
Start 11.00
Björn REHNQUIST (SWE) vs. Carl BERGMAN (SWE)

Court 3
Start 11.00
Daniel KOELLERER (AUT) vs. Tim GÖRANSSON (SWE)

Court 4
Start 11.00
Marc LOPEZ (ESP) vs. Michal PRZYSIEZNY (POL)

NicoFan
07-05-2008, 03:46 PM
Too early in the morning for me - 5:00 a.m. on a Sunday morning. :lol:

NicoFan
07-05-2008, 06:15 PM
If Nico wins tomorrow, he'll have to play either Boris Pashanski, Marat Safin, or another qualifier.

Everyone has to keep fingers and toes crossed that he gets the other qualifier!!!! And definitely not Marat.

NicoFan
07-05-2008, 06:16 PM
Nico is playing doubles with Roitman - as soon as the draw is typed up, I'll post it here.

NicoFan
07-05-2008, 06:48 PM
GOOD LUCK TO NICO AND SERGIO!!! :fiery: I really hope that they do their best here - my humble opinion is that Nico really needs to think doubles more.

Here's the doubles draw:

(1) LINDSTEDT, Robert SWE/NIEMINEN, Jarkko FIN v FERRER, David ESP/LOPEZ, Marc ESP
(WC) ELESKOVIC, Ervin SWE/RYDERSTEDT, Michael SWE v MOTTI, Alessandro ITA/TOURTE, Nicolas FRA

(4) ROBREDO, Tommy ESP/VERDASCO, Fernando ESP v (WC) PRPIC, Filip SWE/REHNQUIST, Bjorn SWE
SMIT, Jasper NED/VAN HAASTEREN, Martijn AHO v BRUNSTROM, Johan SWE/ROJER, Jean-Julien AHO

KOELLERER, Daniel AUT/MOSER, Frank GER v BERDYCH, Tomas CZE/SAFIN, Marat RUS
BJORKMAN, Jonas SWE/SODERLING, Robin SWE v (3) GRANOLLERS, Marcel ESP/STARACE, Potito ITA

COLANGELO, Fabio ITA/FOGNINI, Fabio ITA v MASSU, Nicolas CHI/ROITMAN, Sergio ARG
DARCIS, Steve BEL/ROCHUS, Olivier BEL v (2) ASPELIN, Simon SWE/JOHANSSON, Thomas SWE

Sparko1030
07-06-2008, 12:44 AM
Good Luck to Nico and Sergio tomorrow!!! :fiery:

and here's hoping Nico gets a qualifier in the draw :unsure:

kidnicky
07-06-2008, 04:08 AM
well I guess that he's playing doubles but in the MD not the qualifying Sparko ;)

and nice score the one from today :yeah: sorry that I couldn't be here but it was kind of a busy time for me the one from his match and it's easier to find out the result after the match is over :p and tomorrow, well if for NicoFan is ealy for me it's even worse :eek: :rolls:

Vamos Nico!!! time for another win :fiery:

NicoFan
07-06-2008, 11:48 AM
:wavey: Sparko and Kid! :)

Well I'm up, and I figured the match would almost be over, but it's raining in Bastad so no play yet.

NicoFan
07-06-2008, 11:50 AM
Play is just now on another court. So Nico should be shortly - in case anyone is lurking. :lol:

NicoFan
07-06-2008, 12:04 PM
Hmmm....every single court is well into their matches...but no Nico on the sb. Hope it's sb problems, not that something is wrong. :shrug:

NicoFan
07-06-2008, 12:32 PM
They put something up in Swedish on the schedule next to his match.

I ran it through the translator online and it says it means "Flown to ??? vacant course." :rolls:

Maybe they are looking for another court?

Good grief, I hate tennis at times...it's impossible to get information. No other sports fans in the world have to put up with this shit every freaking week. :rolleyes: :lol:

NicoFan
07-06-2008, 01:39 PM
Nico's name is finally on the sb - don't know what happened, but whatever. :lol:

NicoFan
07-06-2008, 02:13 PM
Nico is up a break - 4-2*... :yeah:

NicoFan
07-06-2008, 02:15 PM
Up another break!

5*-2...serving for the set...

NicoFan
07-06-2008, 02:21 PM
Nico won the first set 6-2!!!!

:woohoo:

Keep it going!!! :fiery:

NicoFan
07-06-2008, 02:25 PM
Up a break in the 2nd! :yeah:

1*-0 NICO!

NicoFan
07-06-2008, 02:57 PM
NICO is into the main draw!!!

He beat Norfeldt 6-2, 6-4!!!

:woohoo:

:bounce:

Now we just have to wait to see who he'll get in the MD. :scared:

Sparko1030
07-06-2008, 03:32 PM
:woohoo: NICO!!! GREAT WIN!!!

NicoFan
07-06-2008, 03:44 PM
Nico is playing Pashanski in the first round...I was hoping he would play another qualifier but it is not to be. :sad:

Pashanski hasn't been doing all that well - he's like 114 and has been playing challenges.

But if Nico does win, he'll have to play Ferrer. :bigcry:

Nico doesn't have any luck.

I guess it's better than Safin. Maybe he can at least get one round.

NicoFan
07-06-2008, 03:54 PM
Here's the full draw:

(1) FERRER, David ESP/BYE
NICO!!! v PASHANSKI, Boris SRB
GICQUEL, Marc FRA v ROCHUS, Olivier BEL
FOGNINI, Fabio ITA v (8) SODERLING, Robin SWE

(3) ROBREDO, Tommy ESP/BYE
GRANOLLERS, Marcel ESP v BJORKMAN, Jonas SWE
KOELLERER, Daniel AUT v DARCIS, Steve BEL
ROITMAN, Sergio ARG v (7) NIEMINEN, Jarkko FIN

(5) MOYA, Carlos ESP v STARACE, Potito ITA
LOPEZ, Marc ESP v SAFIN, Marat RUS
JOHANSSON, Thomas SWE v (WC) PRPIC, Filip SWE
BYE/(4) BERDYCH, Tomas CZE

(6) MONFILS, Gael FRA v (WC) RYDERSTEDT, Michael SWE
PRYSIEZNY, Michal POL v REHNQUIST, Bjorn SWE
(WC) ELESKOVIC, Ervin SWE v VOLANDRI, Filippo ITA
BYE/(2) VERDASCO, Fernando ESP

NicoFan
07-06-2008, 04:13 PM
Nico plays tomorrow - GOOD LUCK NICO!! :fiery:

Center Court
Start 12.00
Michal PRZYSIEZNY (POL) vs. Björn REHNQUIST (SWE)
Sergio ROITMAN (ARG) vs. Jarkko NIEMINEN (FIN)
Ervin ELESKOVIC (SWE) vs. Filippo VOLANDRI (ITA)
Steve DARCIS (BEL)/Olivier ROCHUS (BEL) vs. Simon ASPELIN (SWE)/Thomas JOHANSSON (SWE)

Court 1
Start 13.00
Nicolas MASSU (CHI) vs. Boris PASHANSKI (SRB)
Tommy ROBREDO (ESP)/Fernando VERDASCO (ESP) vs. Filip PRPIC (SWE)/Björn REHNQUIST (SWE)
Daniel KOELLERER (AUT)/Frank MOSER (GER) vs. Tomas BERDYCH (CZE)/Marat SAFIN (RUS)
Not before 17.30
Mikael PERNFORS vs. Joakim NYSTRÖM (Classic Match)
Hans SIMONSSON vs. Magnus GUSTAFSSON (Classic Match)

Alx
07-06-2008, 05:48 PM
congrats Nico for qualifying !! :yeah:
good luck against Pashanski !

kidnicky
07-07-2008, 03:11 AM
Nice win Nico and nice score again :yeah: ... well I guess he can win against Pashanski but then next :o oh well at least I'd wait and pray for a win tomorrow ;) and yeah I know NF, it's a life of misery when you're a tennis fan :rolleyes:

Vamos Nico!!! :fiery: :rocker2:

ChinoRios4Ever
07-07-2008, 05:10 AM
Nico kill that stupid idiot :ras: :rocker:

let's beat that f*cking racist :fiery:

NicoFan
07-07-2008, 12:24 PM
1-1 on serve...

Nico didn't get one first serve in during his first game. :awww: :hug:

NicoFan
07-07-2008, 12:34 PM
Broken... :sad:

3*-1 the other guy...

Serving at 20%... :awww:

NicoFan
07-07-2008, 12:40 PM
4-1* the other guy :sad:

NicoFan
07-07-2008, 12:44 PM
4*-2 the other guy

first serve percentage up to 38% :yeah:

and good comeback - down 0-30 and won the game! :yeah:

NicoFan
07-07-2008, 12:45 PM
Come on NICO be all over Pashanski's second serve! :fiery:

Pashanski is serving almost as badly as Nico but he's winning his second serve.

Nico needs to be all over that second serve like white on rice. :fiery:

GRANDE_MILAN
07-07-2008, 12:51 PM
Massu can again play against Ferrer at second round in Bastad as last year.

NicoFan
07-07-2008, 12:59 PM
6-2 Pashanski first set... :sad:

Well I have to go to a meeting a school. Hopefully there willl be better news when I get home.

He can beat futures players, but can't win against guys at his own level. :sad:

Nico has to find a coach quickly if he wants these results to change!! I remember the last time that he sacked Pato, his game deteriorated without a coach. When he rehired Gaby, the first thing Gaby said he had to work on was Nico's form which had almost completely disappeared.

Once he gets a coach, my only hope that his career can rebound is to play that South American challenger series in the Fall, hopefully do well there, get his confidence back, and then if he was smart, he'd skip Down Under, and then try to win on the regular ATP level during the Latin American swing.

VolandriFan
07-07-2008, 02:01 PM
Poor Nico lost to Pashanski in straight sets. :sobbing:

NicoFan
07-07-2008, 03:48 PM
:sad:

TommyB.
07-07-2008, 05:36 PM
disappointing defeat...once more :sad:

What's his next tournament? The Olympics?

Sparko1030
07-07-2008, 05:42 PM
:tears: too bad on the loss. It was encouraging that he made it through the qualies though.


(why why why did he EVER let Gabby go :sobbing: )

NicoFan
07-07-2008, 07:13 PM
Tommy - no, Umag. He's in the MD there....doesn't have to qualify.

I don't know why he's continuing like this. He's not going to win until he can get someone to help him out with his form and mental game. Don't know what he and his father are thinking, but again for the millionth time, it's all very sad.

Sparko - I know...I just thought that today too - he never should have fired Gaby. Not a good decision. :bigcry:

NicoFan
07-07-2008, 07:48 PM
I just saw the Tuesday OOP - no Nico/Sergio for doubles on the schedule.

kidnicky
07-08-2008, 04:50 AM
and I thought that he'd be able to beat Pashanski :rolleyes: ... I don't know why is he waiting to do something about his current situation, at least for pride he should do something in order to not get eliminated in a terrible way during the olympics :sobbing:

Tartarita
07-08-2008, 06:39 AM
Nico Massú receive a wild card for beijing :woohoo:

Tartarita
07-08-2008, 06:41 AM
and I thought that he'd be able to beat Pashanski :rolleyes: ... I don't know why is he waiting to do something about his current situation, at least for pride he should do something in order to not get eliminated in a terrible way during the olympics :sobbing:

Has already Nico lost in Bastad? I am not updated!
MGosh! nico! vamos!

NicoFan
07-08-2008, 08:25 PM
Nico and Sergio are on for doubles on Wednesday.

Good luck to the chicos!

Court 1 - Starting at 12.00
SMIT (NED)/VAN HAASTEREN (AHO) v BRUNSTRÖM (SWE)/ROJER (AHO)
LINDSTEDT (SWE)/NIEMINEN (FIN) v FERRER (ESP)/LOPEZ (ESP)
COLANGELO (ITA)/FOGNINI (ITA) NICO! (CHI)/ROITMAN (ARG)

kidnicky
07-09-2008, 04:02 AM
let's wait and see if at least he could get a win in doubles :o

and yes Tartarita Nico already lost in singles in Bastad :sad:

Vamos Nico and Sergio :fiery:

NicoFan
07-09-2008, 09:02 PM
The chicos won! :yeah:

NicoFan
07-09-2008, 09:16 PM
2nd round action.

Thursday OOP:

Court 1
1:00 p.m. start
DARCIS vs. NIEMINEN
NICO!!!/ROITMAN vs. ASPELIN/JOHANSSON
FERRER/LOPEZ vs. BERGMAN/NORFELDT

kidnicky
07-10-2008, 04:24 AM
Congrats for Nico and Sergio :yeah: hopefully they'd keep it going :rocker2:

Sparko1030
07-10-2008, 05:40 AM
:yeah: good job guys! Now win tomorrow too!!! :rocker:

Fergie
07-10-2008, 06:32 PM
Doubles - Quarterfinals

[2] S Aspelin (SWE) / T Johansson (SWE) d N Massu (CHI) / S Roitman (ARG) 64 64

Sparko1030
07-10-2008, 06:35 PM
:awww: :hug: for Nico and Sergio

Keep playing doubles Nico :yeah:

NicoFan
07-10-2008, 07:26 PM
:sad: for Nico and Sergio.

And yes, keep playing doubles!