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shotgun
11-16-2005, 10:54 PM
Hi, sorry to bother the Massu fans. Just found this article. This is some sort of gossip, but I thought you would like to read it. He just went to a model's party last Saturday and that's all.

http://www.terra.cl/entretencion/index.cfm?id_cat=117&id_reg=558210

NicoFan
11-17-2005, 02:35 AM
Thanks Shotgun Blues - I read it a couple of days ago. Basically he arrived at a party with a couple of models but kind of went off on his own and they said he was quiet. It was more about Marcelo Rios and Marcelo Salas (Chilean futbol player), and the models. It was the same night as Horacio's wedding - they came from the wedding to the club.

Seems like he behaved himself...hope he's okay! ;) :lol:

Fergie
11-17-2005, 02:53 AM
Too bad - I know Nico wanted DC to be played in Santiago. And I wanted it in Vina.

A little help from the Chileans - is Nico saying that he thinks there should be a stadium built in Santiago?
I couldn't read the article in spanish but I think that Nico said that in Chile we need better stadium in another cities and no only in Santiago.

I'm disappointed with the elecction ... I only hope that this doesn't mean that we are giving better chances to Slovaquia :ras:

NicoFan
11-17-2005, 02:59 AM
I couldn't read the article in spanish but I think that Nico said that in Chile we need better stadium in another cities and no only in Santiago.

I'm disappointed with the elecction ... I only hope that this doesn't mean that we are giving better chances to Slovaquia :ras:

Thanks Fergie. My spanish isn't that good and the translations are strange sometimes.

I'm disappointed with the election too - it does sound like it will give the other guys are better chance. I don't understand this decision. :sad:

Fergie
11-17-2005, 03:08 AM
I'm disappointed with the election too - it does sound like it will give the other guys are better chance. I don't understand this decision. :sad:
The money, always the money :ras: ... Rancagua has a bigger stadium = more tickets = more money :rolleyes:

I was ready for Viña, now I will not have chance to go to Rancagua :sad:

*Ljubica*
11-17-2005, 05:07 PM
Hi guys :wavey: sorry I haven't been over here for a while, - but I'm currently away visiting relatives in Belarussia (and - yes - it IS cold!) - so Internet connection isn't very easy. Anyway - I just grabbed half an hour online - and thought you would like to know that Nico has committed to play in next year's Heineken Open tournament in Auckland, New Zealand that starts on January 9th. The full player list will be known in a couple of weeks (28th November) I will be home at the weekend so will have more time to follow things here then. Bye for now :wavey:

Sparko1030
11-17-2005, 06:49 PM
Hi guys :wavey: sorry I haven't been over here for a while, - but I'm currently away visiting relatives in Belarussia (and - yes - it IS cold!) - so Internet connection isn't very easy. Anyway - I just grabbed half an hour online - and thought you would like to know that Nico has committed to play in next year's Heineken Open tournament in Auckland, New Zealand that starts on January 9th. The full player list will be known in a couple of weeks (28th November) I will be home at the weekend so will have more time to follow things here then. Bye for now :wavey:


Thanks for the info Rosie! Good to hear from you! :wavey: Its cold here were I live in the US upper midwest too so I know how it feels lol! Stay warm and have a good visit.

NicoFan
11-21-2005, 01:40 PM
According to article from when Nico came home, he's supposed to start working out again today in Buenos Aires.

Buena suerte NICO! :hug:

GonzoFan
11-22-2005, 10:11 PM
I just read that Nico will start working out on Monday, November 28
and he will not work with Claudio Ferrer so he will hire a new physical trainer

*Ljubica*
11-23-2005, 07:44 AM
I'm sorry I don't know too many detials, - but Nico is playing in an exhibition at the end of December. It is in Punta del Este, Uruguay on 29th-30th December, and Nalbandian, Zabaleta and Meligeni are also playing.

Eléa
11-23-2005, 09:28 AM
According to article from when Nico came home, he's supposed to start working out again today in Buenos Aires.
It's very early to start working again! can i ask why in BA ? :confused:

*Ljubica*
11-23-2005, 10:00 AM
It's very early to start working again! can i ask why in BA ? :confused:

Better choice of practice partners I guess (most of the top Argentine players practice there) - plus I presume it would be easier for Gaby Markus, who will want to spend time with his family over Christmas - he has at least one young child.

Fergie
11-23-2005, 11:12 AM
I just read that Nico will start working out on Monday, November 28
and he will not work with Claudio Ferrer so he will hire a new physical trainer
After the bad 2005 this is the most logical decision ... Nico will work with an argentinian trainer

enqvistfan
11-23-2005, 06:21 PM
The article :

http://www.lun.com/deportes/Tenis/detalle_noticia.asp?cuerpo=701&seccion=806&subseccion=902&idnoticia=C386788909149306

GonzoFan
11-24-2005, 11:20 PM
On december 2 will be released the book "Chilenos de Oro" written by Esteban Abarzúa, a sport journalist, who in 12 chapters and 230 pages relates the lifes of Fernando Gonzalez and Nicolas Massú from the beginning of their careers until they won the gold medals in Athens

http://www.cooperativa.cl/p4_noticias/site/artic/20051124/imag/FOTO60020051124190513.jpg


This is sooooooo great!!!!! :woohoo:

enqvistfan
11-28-2005, 03:02 PM
Interview Nico from La Tercera

http://www.latercera.cl/medio/articulo/0,0,3308_5832_173627683,00.html

*Ljubica*
11-30-2005, 05:22 AM
Wasn't sure where to put this - but here is the commitment list for the Auckland tournament starting January 9th next year. It will be Nico's first tournament of 2006. I'm sure NicoFan will start a new thread with a great title for this nearer the time ;) , - but in the meantime thought you would like to see the list anyway :)

2006 Entry List - Heineken Open - Auckland

Jose Acasuso (ARG)
Mario Ancic (CRO)
Marcos Baghdatis (CYP)
Karol Beck (SVK)
Kenneth Carlsen (DEN)
David Ferrer (ESP)
Robby Ginepri (USA)
Paul Goldstein (USA)
Fernando Gonzalez (CHI)
Dominik Hrbaty (SVK)
Feliciano Lopez (ESP)
Alberto Martin (ESP)
Nicolas Massu (CHI)
Wesley Moodie (RSA)
Andrew Murray (GBR)
Jarkko Nieminen (FIN)
Andrei Pavel (ROM)
Christophe Rochus (BEL)
Olivier Rochus (BEL)
Robin Vik (CZE)
Filippo Volandri (ITA)
Stanislas Wawrinka (SUI)
Tomas Zib (CZE)

Fergie
11-30-2005, 11:39 AM
Good names there ... Vamos Nico! :bounce:

NicoFan
12-09-2005, 05:01 PM
Was working on my paper so didn't post this at teh time. Here's the article on Nico's new fitness coach. I'm very happy...sounds like he has great experience!

From latercera.cl:

Tomorrow Nicolas Massú will initiate the pre-season in Buenos Aires. And at the front of his work will be a new name. Does not it be a matter of a change of coach, therefore this work will continue in the hands of Gabriel Markus, with whom collaborates for the second time from September of 2005, but in the physical preparation. Al front of this last aspect, of vital importance for the viñamarino and that so many headaches brought him during the last 11 months, will be the Argentine Horacio Anselmi, who at the age of 46 counts on dilated path in its country. The Argentine exercises since 23 years ago in the different branches of Boca Juniors (soccer, basketball, lifting of weights, among others) as also he has been next to Franco Davín, Gabriela Sabatini, Gastón Gaudio and Guillermo Coria. "For me is a honor to work with the Olympic champion", part saying the PF, today in the function of direction of the department of physical education of the club "xeneize".

How has he planned the work with Massú during the four weeks that the pre-season in Buenos Aires will last?

The first thing is that Wednesday Nicolas will be submitted to various exams in the club to know where we are stopped. But in general will be quadruple days, with tennis and physical work in the morning and in the afternoon. Nicolas comes from a difficult year and therefore the effort that will carry out during this time will be fundamental so that have a good year.

Massú is a player that bases his play in the physical aspect, in which he walked with many problems this year.

That I have him very clear. But also I know about his capacity of work, of the desires that puts in the training and my mission will be to do the major effort so that physically the 2006 be the best of all his career. I have clearly what is important that this aspect for Nicolas and that needs to be very fast to yield. On this point I had to Coria and Gaudio (today the two top ten), both the fastest tennis players of Argentina, for which I have clear the work to carry out. I know about what is important that is Nicolas like the sportsman in Chile and therefore the responsibility is greater.

Already he has revised with Markus some aspects for the planning of the tournaments during the next year?

He is something that have to converse well with Gabriel and with who they see their career in Chile and abroad. But I have clear that one must plan very well the year to avoid a large wear, the one that all the live today almost tennis players. But also one must go seeing step by step its evolution and how goes feeling. For that, the opinion of Nicolas is very important and also that respect our decisions.

NicoFan
12-09-2005, 05:02 PM
Another older one...poor Nico...lots of pressure on our Angelito... :hug:

From latercera.cl:

Today Nicolas Massú faces in a different way the work for a new season. As opposed to what occurred him during the two last years (2003 and 2004), do not live together with the pressure to defend points, to renew titles neither to be maintained among the better. The situation is different for him, therefore for the first time in the last three years "lives on out of the group of the 50 better than the world due to a harmful year, plagued of physical problems. Today the setting is another, but according to the viñamarino harder of the one that should bear when was among the better.

"Now I feel more pressure than before, when should defend points. When it is itself up, one is maintained in a ranking and, though can fall, slope less to be recovered. Now I come since behind. It will be hard, because I have to play tournaments without being seeded, evil pictures they can touch me, with rival more complicated. Before, for example, remained free in the first round in various tournaments, now not. Will be a lot more complicated the phase that start.

That is to say the pressure situates in showing that was not nine of the world or Olympic champion by coincidence..

They are few the players that are 60º and that in little time they are again 20º. (Juan Carlos) Ferrero, (Marat) Safin have done it.. But to be down and to be again top 20 one must win two or three important tournaments or to go from to little.

It believes that the people thinks that to be up seems easier what is?

Of outside it is seen easy. Here they think that any can arrive and itself does not value really. Costs a world. One it sees the top 20 and one comes upon large players.

It thinks that itself has not valued what did?

When you are 10, 11, 9, the people wants to see you always there. And they believe that if you are nine is simple to give the leap al five and from there al one. But is not thus. In any case I do not believe that they have been unjust with me. But also, when to one it goes him badly, they want to see you immediately well, what is not so simple, because is a process to recover the confidence, to win parties, to add hours in the court. It is not to arrive and to win a tournament and to think that I am ready again. It will cost me me to to recover the level of 2004 when I won, won and won. I begin a very difficult phase.

Today it is 26 years old, ¿believes that the 2006 will be crucial in its career to take up again the level?

I am in the half of my career. I am living the natural process to go maturing on the road and therefore I feel more capable, because I have lived also good and difficult moments.

That is to say, is more prepared to surpass frustrations, as passed to end of this year, when lost in the first round of six tournaments in a consecutive way..

I think so. Before, when the things left me badly, put me more tense than now. I know it to handle better. Went me crazy. Now I am more tranquil.

The complicated thing will be to yield during the first tournaments to be able to enter direct to the Masters Series in Europe, where is al edge to remain was..

I have all the year to add. I do not defend anything. I did not play the Tour of South America and I have many "zeros" in tournaments that did not I play. One must see him the good side to this and already winning a match I am going to add and to begin to rise.

You put for the 2006?

That me stave nothing, not to have injuries. Of it another, to bend down the head and to listen what tells me my coach, my psychologist, my physical coach. I believe that all my group will be vital to recover me.

NicoFan
12-09-2005, 05:03 PM
More from latercera.cl:

The lessons of 2005 "I have clearly what passed me"

The 2005 it finished very bad for Nicolas Massú. In its environment they recognize that was an error to continue playing in the physical state and of mind in which was found, situation that carried it to be said good-bye in the first round of the last six championships that disputed. It was as well as equalized its worse gust of wind of falls in the début (the previous one was in 2001). But today already it gave return the page.

"I did not think a lot in the tennis during the holidays. Did neither I give more returns to what I spent this year and therefore I believe that have been the better holidays in a lot of time. It needed to be in Chile, with my friends and my people. Time ago that did not enjoy this moment".

But something has to have meditated in this time..

It was a year that i did not like as was given, with many problems of health and al final that not even felt me playing well, with many doubts. Of all forms I am calm, because perhaps if this me to have passed five years ago, when was leaving in this, to have been more worried or to have had more you doubt on my capacities. Now I have clearly what passed me and I have clearly also what I have to do to improve. But at this time of my career I can take it with a lot of more calm.

NicoFan
12-09-2005, 05:04 PM
More from latercera.cl:

"I have to remove the dirt"

Today, in Buenos Aires, Nicolas Massú will initiate the pre-season for the 2006. Wednesday should take medical and physical measurements and with that will be able to know how is found. What yes has clear is that will not be easy the return to work:

"Costs a lot to begin again, because I was three weeks of holidays and enters a plan in which does not have a lot of what to do. On the other hand tomorrow (today) labor to coach seven daily hours, in Argentina, in an alone department. But also I am motivated and with desires, with a new physical coach (Horacio Anselmi), a person that always I had it in the sight, because is of the better of Argentina".

Already it spoke with Gabriel Markus on in what aspects will put emphasis during the pre-season to try to separate again?

Far away it more important will be the physical part. The tennis, in 10 days, I can recover it. But it was the physical aspect the one that caused had me the year that had and therefore I know that I have to be perfect in that sense. If I am not well physically, my low tennis obviously and that passed the 2005. It was not with the same rapidity of before and that I have to achieve it. Therefore I have a month in which I have to remove me the dirt. If they tell I have to run an hour, I am going to do it. I have to recover doubly what I lost.

NicoFan
12-09-2005, 05:06 PM
This was from 11/30 - Nico had a bunch of tests and they all checked out okay! Yeay!

From latercera.cl:

After the bad experiences that this year lived, the worst one in the professional history of Nicolas Massú, the tennis player number two of Chile said that the unique thing that wanted for the next season was not to have physical problems. "The remainder, to bend down the head and to pay attention to what tell me my coach, my psychologist and my physical coach", commented the viñamarino passed Monday.

And in this objective results of vital importance the pre-season that carries out the "Vampire" by these days in Buenos Aires, next to his coach, Gabriel Markus.

The Chilean tennis player has been submitted to exams to know in what he been is found. "They have been performed him tests of oxygen, like analysis of both feet and other exams to know about their present condition. And the truth is that he is found well enough, what has permitted us to work very well", he explained Horacio Anselmi, physical coach of the double Olympic champion.

Massú has worked in double shift of tennis and of physical preparation and has responded in good form. And that permits to Anselmi to draw goals. "At the championship that will be played in Auckland, the first one of the year, Nicolas will arrive well, but not in hundred percent. I believe that our bet is that be in full form for the Australian Open", explained the physical coach of the Chilean, who confirmed that will accompany to his pupil in his trip through Oceania.

Of all forms Anselmi said that "our work aims at that Nicolas be not injured during all the year. It is something that he wants and it is fundamental so that he can recover land in the ranking".

NicoFan
12-12-2005, 12:31 PM
Most of the article in latercera.cl is what we've already seen but this is different. Sounds like a good plan, and that they are willing to be flexible.

From latercera.cl:

These days some aspects of the calendar in Buenos Aires are being adjusted, is a fact that the rests will also be important for the national one, of such way of repeat not experiences traumáticas as the ones that this year lived.

"For which he has been seeing, the idea is to play four to five weeks and later to plan a week of rest. This on the average already gives a quantity of smaller championships to that of the previous years", commented Manuel Massú, father and representative of the player. In a season without injuries, as was the 2004, Massú disputed 30 championships. Surely now the number will descend.

Fergie
12-12-2005, 02:31 PM
Sounds good for me ... Good luck the next season Nico, yor deserves it :hug:

NicoFan
12-15-2005, 01:59 PM
No news yet again today.

So I just wanted to say - I miss our Nico. :bigcry:

I know he's working hard in Argentina (and having fun with the Argentine models at night ;) ) but I'll be glad when the season starts again. :sad:

GonzoFan
12-15-2005, 04:52 PM
I read that in dec 29 Massu will play against Zabaleta in Uruguay and if he wins he'll have to play against the winner of Nalbandian/Meligeni in dec 30.

NicoFan
12-15-2005, 05:26 PM
I read that in dec 29 Massu will play against Zabaleta in Uruguay and if he wins he'll have to play against the winner of Nalbandian/Meligeni in dec 30.

Gracias GonzoFan :hug:

That will be a good match for Nico to see where he is level wise to start the season. Z had a lot of injuries also last year but has been working on his comeback too.

Buena suerte NICO! :bounce:

Fergie
12-15-2005, 10:33 PM
I really hope that Nico wins that match ... Good luck! :bounce:

Fergie
12-21-2005, 10:32 PM
This is the new Nico's "friend" ... Her name is Rossana Almeyda (angentine model) and they are together about 1 month

http://www.latercera.cl/showjpg/0,,1_178126853_195,00.jpg

NicoFan
12-22-2005, 01:20 AM
This is the new Nico's "friend" ... Her name is Rossana Almeyda (angentine model) and they are together about 1 month

http://www.latercera.cl/showjpg/0,,1_178126853_195,00.jpg

Gracias Fergie!

She's not a blonde. Amazing. ;)

NicoFan
12-22-2005, 01:25 AM
Better pictures of her. I'm actually relieved...I was afraid of another Lula...lol!...but Rossana seems really quite pretty.

And if Nico likes her, of course, so will I. ;)

http://www.openboxlatino.cl/idmodels/modelosINX/rossana-almeida/

http://www.lun.com/galeria_fotos/fotos_economia/detalle_galeria.asp?cuerpo=707&seccion=701&subseccion=909&idnoticia=385478660748958

NicoFan
12-22-2005, 01:44 AM
Here's the article about her w/interview. She sounds nice...and smart. I'm very happy...very very happy. :) :) :)

From latercera.cl:

The Argentine model Rossana Almeyda is the new conquest of Nicolas Massú. "They carry a together month leaving and has been seen them al less in the birthday of Giovanni Ananías and in a marriage in Providence Friday, where they attended with the two brothers of the tennis player", assures a source close to the couple. "We knew us last year in a restaurant of BordeRío with a pair of friends in common", recognizes the model, that is also political scientist, career that studied in Argentina.

"For now we are friends and if in some minute something is finalized, is going to know. There is no problem", confesses Almeyda. "He is very good person and very good sportsman. It has not had a good year product of his injuries and that one must understand it. It needs a lot of support, because he wants a lot to his country", way of sports campaign tells. "As all, has his ups and downs. The physical conditions are difficult to maintain and is being dedicated a lot to its career and coaching so that this year go him well", adds.

It consulted if does not fear to be done famous for its proximity with Massú, Almeyda affirms that she has forged her own career. "I am I and he is he. If I come to be couple of someone known is not going to be something determinant in my life. Is not a theme that have me worried. If I share my time with someone is because I elected it", notifies.

While, friends of Argentina maintain that she "is very well next to Nicolas Massú" and that "they have a serious relation".

Almeyda, of 25 years, adds that is trying to protect her intimacy and her image. In fact, a night appeared only in Morandé with Company and then rejected to be presented again for not "desperfilarse". "The sketch that I had to do in that minute was not the adequate one to my image and to what I want to declare him to the people. I have the image of a very cared for and very serious person. Then, over there there is certain grotesque things that never would do", indicates the model, that began to work in Chile last summer as the member of the team of a beer.

Now it participates in parades of TVN and in Mekano, of Mega, in photographic sessions for magazines and has just said that not to a team summer. "I prefer less money and less work than passing it badly", affirms. While, Nicolas Massú is found in Argentina and soon he will travel to Australia to begin the season 2006.

Sparko1030
12-22-2005, 04:54 AM
[QUOTE=Nicofan She's not a blonde. Amazing. ;)[/QUOTE]

:haha: That's exactly the first thought I had upon seeing her picture!!! Well, good for Nico. Just from that short article she sounds nice and independant and supportive. Best of luck to them!

And thanks Fergie for breaking the story!

NicoFan
12-22-2005, 11:28 AM
:haha: That's exactly the first thought I had upon seeing her picture!!! Well, good for Nico. Just from that short article she sounds nice and independant and supportive. Best of luck to them!

And thanks Fergie for breaking the story!

Yes, definitely thanks to Fergie for letting us know! With him in Argentina, I haven't been checking the gossip parts of the paper thinking that there wouldn't be anything.

She does seem nice - I like that she has her own career. Not that my opinion matters, but for what its worth. ;) :lol:

Fergie
12-22-2005, 09:33 PM
But she's a model ... Nico loves models :lol:

NicoFan
12-22-2005, 10:02 PM
But she's a model ... Nico loves models :lol:

Just a little bit. ;) :lol:

But hey he's gorgeous so he should have a beautiful girlfriend! :)

nicotennis
12-22-2005, 11:11 PM
she is much better that Luciana Salazar, (I hate her) well my friends, we lost again jajaja ;)

NicoFan
12-23-2005, 12:00 AM
she is much better that Luciana Salazar, (I hate her) well my friends, we lost again jajaja ;)

Poor Luciana ... no respect from anyone. ;) Wonder why? :lol:

Fergie
12-24-2005, 01:50 PM
she is much better that Luciana Salazar, (I hate her) well my friends, we lost again jajaja ;)
Everyone it's better than Luciana! :p

Fergie
12-25-2005, 11:50 AM
More about Nico's girlfriend: http://www.latercera.cl/medio/articulo/0,0,3255_5688_178835142,00.html

Lo más probable es que el nombre de Rossana Almeyda aún no diga nada por sí solo, pero la chica que saltó a la fama esta semana tras confirmar que es la nueva "amiga" del tenista Nicolás Massú, tiene una historia inédita en su Argentina natal antes de llegar a Chile para trabajar. Porque Almeyda es una "novia fugitiva". Porque luego de tres años de relación, la modelo santafesina decidió cancelar su boda por "incompatibilidad de caracteres" y partió a Chile a buscar suerte. "Necesitaba tomar un poco de aire, porque venía de una relación de pareja que corté. Me iba a casar este año. Entonces, me dije, ¡nada mejor que tomar vacaciones y trabajar al mismo tiempo! Ahora estoy feliz con la decisión que tomé", confiesa.

Empezó como modelo a los 16 años en Argentina y llegó al país el verano pasado a trabajar en un team. "En Chile comencé una nueva etapa", asegura la maniquí de 25 años, que compartió aplausos y miradas con Cindy Crawford, cuando la top model llegó a la Bolsa de Valores de Santiago para lanzar las acciones de una multitienda.

Pero Almeyda no sólo es pasarelas y bikinis. Estudió Relaciones Internacionales en la Universidad de Córdoba, ejerció en un banco, participó activamente en el Partido Justicialista transandino y en una fundación elaborando proyectos de desarrollo social. "Estudió ciencias políticas. Es bien culta e inteligente y le encanta leer", cuenta la diseñadora y cuñada de Andrea Molina, Carmen Gloria Rojas. Mientras ella agrega que "soy una persona que tiene mucho más que sus condiciones físicas". "Es súper profesional y tranquila, no molesta a nadie", afirma Pilar Jarpa, que es una de las pocas modelos que afirman conocer a Rossana Almeyda. Eso comprueba el bajo perfil que cultiva la chica que "sale" con Massú. "Me suena, pero no me la han presentado", advierte la novia de Marcelo Salas, Adriana "Titi" Aguayo, mientras que Claudia Schmitd dice que ni siquiera ha "escuchado su nombre", al igual que el productor de modas Luis González.

Y aunque la argentina afirma haber compartido con la familia de su "amigo" tenista la noche que los presentaron en una cena en un restaurante de BordeRío hace un año, Manuel Massú, padre del tenista, sostiene que no "ubica" a Rossana Almeyda y que para él fue "una sorpresa" enterarse de que su hijo estaba "saliendo con alguien".

La modelo viajó a Córdoba a pasar la Navidad con su familia y, de acuerdo a cercanos, la noche de Año Nuevo estaría junto a Nicolás Massú en Viña del Mar. Aunque el padre del medallista olímpico aclara que la tradición es tener una cena "en familia o con los González (padres de Fernando)" y que pasada la medianoche, "cada cual salga donde quiera". Tras las fiestas de fin de año, el clan Massú se va a Ecuador, el tenista comienza su periplo por el circuito del ATP Tour en Oceanía, y Almeyda se quedará en Chile para compromisos laborales. Sin ganas de ser una fugitiva, otra vez.

NicoFan
12-25-2005, 05:34 PM
Nico and his family always deny when he's dating someone. That's when I know that its serious. Or more serious than the usual. ;) :lol:

In English.

It is more probable is that the name of Rossana Almeyda still do not say anything in and of itself, but the girl that jumped to the fame this week after confirming that is the new one "friend" of the tennis player Nicolas Massú, he has an unpublished history in his Argentina native before arriving at Chile to work. Because Almeyda is a "fugitive girlfriend". Because after three years of relation, the model santafesina decided to cancel its wedding by "incompatibility of characters" and left to Chile to seek luck. "It needed to take a little air, because came from a relation of couple that I cut. This year was going to marry me. Then, me I told, ¡better nothing than taking holidays and to work al same time! Now I am happy with the decision that I took", confesses.

Began as model at the age of 16 in Argentina and al arrived country last summer to work in a team. "In Chile I began a new phase", assures the model of 25 years, that shared applauses and looks with Cindy Crawford, when the top model arrived at the Stock Exchange of Santiago to launch the actions of a multitienda.

But Almeyda only is not runways and bikinis. It studied International Relations in the University of Cordoba, exercised in a bank, participated actively in the Party Justicialista transandino and in a social development projects devising foundation. "It studied political sciences. It is well cultured and intelligent and charms him to read", account the diseñadora and sister-in-law of Andrea Molina, Carmen Gloria Rojas. While she adds that "I am a person that has a lot more than her physical conditions". "It is super professional and tranquil, I do not bother anyone", she affirms Pilar Jarpa, that is one of the few models that they affirm to know to Rossana Almeyda. That verifies the low profile that cultivates the girl that "leaves" with Massú. "It sounds me, but me they have not presented it", notifies the girlfriend of Marcelo Rios, Adriana "Titi" Aguayo, while Claudia Schmitd says that not even has "listened its name", al the same as the fashionable producer Luis González.

And although Argentina affirms to have shared with the family of his "friend" tennis player the night that presented him in a supper in a restaurant of BordeRío a year ago, Manuel Massú, father of the tennis player, maintains that not "locates" to Rossana Almeyda and that for him was "a surprise" to be informed that its son was "coming out with someone".

The model travelled to Cordoba to pass Christmas with her family and, according to nearby, the night of New Year would be next to Nicolas Massú in Vina del Mar. Although the father of the Olympic medalist clarifies that the tradition is to have a supper "in family or with the González (parents of Fernando)" and that passed the midnight, "each which leave where want". After the year end festivals, the clan Massú goes to Ecuador, the tennis player begins its voyage by the circuit of the ATP Tour in Oceania, and Almeyda will remain in Chile for labor commitments. Without desires to be a fugitive, again.

NicoFan
12-25-2005, 05:50 PM
Interview with Gaby. Its so incredibly nice that our beloved Gaby is back - I'm not as worried about Nico as I usually am. I know everything is under control.

From latercera.cl:

The optimism of Gabriel Markus is large. It is based on that by these days sees very motivated Nicolas Massú, "a lot more calm than in previous phases". The pre-season that carries out the second national racquet has walked without misfortunes, in a work that already has extended for three weeks in Buenos Aires. "Nicolas is very well, of very good spirit. And I believe that each day goes feeling better. Physically it is without greater problems and we expect that that part, fundamental for him, accompany it during all the year", says Markus, the same one that managed to does already two years to place it among the better of the world.


The double Olympic champion came to pass Christmas next to his family in Chile, clear that only will be a brief parenthesis in its preparation. Wednesday splits to Punta del Este where will play an exhibition, in which also they participate the Argentine David Nalbandian, Mariano Zabaleta and the Brazilian Fernando Meligeni. "It is important to play a little bit one to begin to be freed and to get rhythm of competence. Surely it will not be in the fullness of what we seek, but is normal after the hard pre-season", explained the coach.

Massú knows that does not have anything that to defend during the first semester of 2006. It is located in the position 65º of the ranking ATP, place that him does not assure a direct entry to the Masters Series of the season of European clay that are initiated in April. From there the need to add and to rise in the classification, something that the own one coach transandino expects that him affect not. "We are in a very good situation and is certain that we have some five or six months in which not the pressure to defend points will exist. It ideal is that 'Nico' can rise quickly in the ranking, to recover the place that deserves and that is to be inside the 20 better than the world", assured Markus.

But the coach says that that can be a double-edged weapon. "The wanted to improve fast and to have the option to rise in the ranking can also be dangerous, because that obligation to have that to show things, to have that to improve quickly, can play him in against. I expect that does not sit down pressure, that play calm and thus the results will arrive. Of that I am sure", commented the coach of the double Olympic champion.

Massú has been doing a specific work in this sense. During his time in Buenos Aires visited once a week to sports psychologist Leonardo Seiref, who was with him in the epoch of the Olympic Games. "It is something that will permit Nicolas to handle his emotions. And to handle better the complicated situations that go him themselves presenting. It is an aspect that for every tennis player is important to handle", the coach said.

Fergie
12-25-2005, 06:21 PM
Nice words Gaby! :yeah:

NicoFan
12-27-2005, 06:16 PM
An interview with Rossana - the more I read of her, the more I like her. She knows how to handle the press - perfect for him because he really hates the press/fans getting involved with his personal life at all. She doesn't give anything away.

And again, she's very pretty. Hope this relationship works out. :yeah:

Here's the link to the article that has a new picture of her: http://www.terra.cl/entretencion/index.cfm?id_cat=117&id_reg=572343

From terra.cl:

Rossana Almeyda, the model Argentina that has been linked sentimentally with Nicolas Massú, been present last night in the awards ceremony that carried out the magazine TV Grama, where could not avoid the questions on its supposed romance with the tennis player. Nevertheless, she was shown very cautious, notifying that he does not speak of his love life.

“I am not going to speak of my personal life, in very good wave and with very good humor, and I want that this remain clear.. A million times they can ask me but I want that remain clear”. Nevertheless, it recognized their friendship with the nicknamed “Vampire”, confidenciando that were known through a group of friends in common.

And since it brought to light the news of the supposed one “friendship” among them, the model has had that to face the harassment of the journalists, but said not to be felt invaded, because explained that all they have been very respectful, but notified that “I do not want that they involve my family neither to his neither, because seems me out of place, that is what I ask them”, indicated.

- ¿If you were the girlfriend of Nicolas would have problems in telling it?

- Not, but also it would require that my personal life was respected, now and always.

- Then… ¿they are being known?

- Yes, nothing but that.

- ¿What can you say of him?

- Is good wave, is an excellent person.

Sparko1030
12-28-2005, 05:06 AM
I like her too Nicofan. She is beautiful (of course lol!) but seems very intelligent-certainly not a bimbo-no blank stare as some models. And as she isn't yapping about him or their relationship to the press means she isn't in it for the publicity. Anyway, hope this works out for them.

Fergie
12-28-2005, 02:11 PM
Rossana is very nice .. I really hope that the press be nice with the couple :)

NicoFan
12-29-2005, 12:01 PM
Buena suerte to Nico against Zabaleta! :bounce:

The match is at 8:30 p.m. Chile time.

From latercera.cl:

Nicolas Massú will play this night (20.30) set against Mariano Zabaleta, in a tournament of exhibition in Uruguay, in his first match after the pre-season, in which -says- recovered the spirit.

"I went myself to Buenos Aires to seek matches of high level. I had to leave Chile and to seek to work hard.. I expect now to play again with confidence and to show my better tennis", the viñamarino said.

NicoFan
12-29-2005, 12:10 PM
Because of the way lun.com has the articles set up now, I can't translate this. This sucks.

But sounds like Nico is backing both Mariano and Willy.

http://www.lun.com/Modulos/Catalogo/Paginas/2005/12/29/LUCPR24LU2912.HTM?idnoticia=C387148894156134

*Ljubica*
12-29-2005, 12:57 PM
Because of the way lun.com has the articles set up now, I can't translate this. This sucks.

But sounds like Nico is backing both Mariano and Willy.

http://www.lun.com/Modulos/Catalogo/Paginas/2005/12/29/LUCPR24LU2912.HTM?idnoticia=C387148894156134

Yes - the translation is on Mariano's Forum now - well done Nico :worship:

NicoFan
12-29-2005, 01:01 PM
I'll say this here too - I'm very proud of Nico for coming out in support for Mariano and Willy. Our chico is a good man. :worship: Takes courage to do that when very few others are.

Fergie
12-29-2005, 01:42 PM
Vamos Nico, good luck today! :bounce:

Sparko1030
12-29-2005, 06:31 PM
Yes, good luck to Nico tonight!!! Wish there was some way to follow the match but alas...

And I have to add that I am proud of Nico too-It takes courage to stick up for these guys in these times.

Sparko1030
12-29-2005, 11:17 PM
There is a ticker for the match on Terra!

NicoFan
12-30-2005, 12:14 AM
4-6, 6-4, 0-0.

VAMOS NICO!!!

NicoFan
12-30-2005, 01:08 AM
GANO GANO GANO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

:bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

4-6, 6-4, 6-4!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

NICO!!! :hug: :hug: :hug:

All that hard work in training, sports psychologist, just really determined attitude is paying off!

And this will give him much needed confidence by coming back.

He should have won the 3rd set easier but there was a little scare. He was up a break 4-2 and Z was serving and on the last point he did something to his ankle. Must have freaked Nico out because he lost his serve easily. And I was ready to cry - I couldn't take another injury.

He kept playing though so everything must be alright, and he broke Z again, and served it out.

NicoFan
12-30-2005, 01:51 AM
Nothing about his ankle so all must be fine! Phew...

And btw - tomorrow he will play the winner of Nalbandian and Meligeni.

From Radio Cooperativa:

The tennis player viñamarino conquered for 4-6, 6-4 and 6-4 to Mariano Zabaleta and returned to the courts with a triumph that permits him to gain confidence with a view toward the season 2006.

The Chilean Nicolas Massú (65º of the ATP) returned to the courts with a triumph on the Argentine Mariano Zabaleta (83º) for 4-6, 6-4 and 6-4 in a tournament of exhibition that is disputed in Uruguay, advancing to the end of the contest.

The national player gave samples of its recovery and he showed thirst of triumph, what was reflected in the two hours that he was in the court to fight a match without a dominating space, but that Massú inclined to its favor in an irregular end.

In the first one set, Zabaleta was more certain and in the sixth play achieved the first one break of the match to be put 5-2. Despite the resistance of the Chilean, the tennis player of Tandil managed to remain with the first set.

In the partial second, Massú began to fight each one of the balls that Zabaleta sent. With velocity and resistance, the Olympic champion showed signs of physical recovery and with certain blows complicated to the Argentine.

In the seventh one, the national one broke and was put 5-3 to sentence the set and to send all to the definition.

In the final chapter both players gave signs of the pre-season and they lit up erratic what signified a seguidilla of five break consecutive.

Massú was put 5-4 and with its service sentenced the fight after two hours and three minutes of play, what permits him to dispute the end of the contest.

"One always wants to win. I have not played two months ago with people, with the pressure of the points and is difficult, causes is erratic", the Chilean in its first impressions after the victory in Uruguayan courts said.

Massú added that still is lack of rhythm and that felt the pressure to play with a good tennis player.

"We cannot expect to be 10 years good. I can be healthy, but without confidencedoes not win and I need to win to have confidence", finalized. (Cooperative.cl)

Sparko1030
12-30-2005, 04:31 AM
:woohoo: YEAY NICO!!! Way to come back and win!!! :woohoo:
Very proud of Nico!!!! now good luck against David!!!

*Ljubica*
12-30-2005, 12:14 PM
Many congrats Nico :bigclap: I know it was only an exhibition - but Nico realy needed to get back into the "habit" of winning matches - so this is a good place to start. Winning a close match in the final set will be good for his confidence.

NicoFan
12-30-2005, 12:25 PM
Many congrats Nico :bigclap: I know it was only an exhibition - but Nico realy needed to get back into the "habit" of winning matches - so this is a good place to start. Winning a close match in the final set will be good for his confidence.

Totally agree. Normally don't even watch exhibitions that closely but this one I did - he definitely needed to beat Z - it was a match that he should win, and he did. Should make him feel good about his game.

Not worried about the match with David tonight. Win or lose, it will be good for him to see how his game stacks up against David and see what he needs to work on - and he and Gaby can then work on them in time for Auckland and the Oz Open.

*Ljubica*
12-30-2005, 12:47 PM
Totally agree. Normally don't even watch exhibitions that closely but this one I did - he definitely needed to beat Z - it was a match that he should win, and he did. Should make him feel good about his game.

Not worried about the match with David tonight. Win or lose, it will be good for him to see how his game stacks up against David and see what he needs to work on - and he and Gaby can then work on them in time for Auckland and the Oz Open.

Definately agree - David hasn't lost a match since his 1st match in Shanghai (against Roger) - he is the man to beat at the moment, and to lose to him would be no disgrace. I actually said the exact same thing about Juan Mónaco in the Copa Argentina recently - I was thrilled that he beat Mariano Z. because it was a match he should have won - but losing to David was almost to be expected, and I was just happy that he gave a good account of himself there and the match was reasonably close. Good Luck to Nico against David anyway :)

*Ljubica*
12-30-2005, 01:54 PM
This is from today's Argentine newspaper "Infobae" about Nico's comments supportig Mariano Puerta.http://www.infobae.com/notas/nota.php?Idx=230584&IdxSeccion=100685

Massú defends Cañas and Puerta.

The Chilean tennis player supportes his Argentine colleagues, considering that in spite of the doping issues, "they are great players and none of this takes anything away from what they have gained". And he attacks the Europeans and North Americans.

Before making his debut in the Desafi'o Telmex in Uruguay, the Chilean tennis player Nicolas Massú endorses the Argentine tennis players affected by the cases of doping, assuring that "independently from the positive doping issues, they are great tennis players". Massú, who ended last year at Number 65 in the ATP ranking after a season of injuries and poor results, assured that the cases of Guillermo Cañas and Mariano Puerta "were a hard blow for South American tennis".

On this subject, he attacked the position taken by his European and North American colleagues: "I believe that they look at things in a different way and distrust those players. I saw that several criticised after the positives were confirmed ".

The Chilean said: "The Latin American players stand side by side, that is what we have to do". And in an nterview with the newspaper "Las Ultimas Noticias" he added, "I admire them like great tennis players, and independently of these positive issues they are still great tennis players. This does not dim them"

NicoFan
12-30-2005, 02:16 PM
Thanks Rosie!

I love how he said that the LA players have to stand side by side.

I truly believe (my own humble opinion) that they are treated like second class citizens by the ATP and at tournaments. And I truly believe that they think so too. :sad:

Which is why I think many of their fans defend them so much and stand by them too.

About his match with David - Like you said, as long as he makes a good showing. I doubt that he can win either. But you never know - maybe David ate too many Christmas cookies over the holidays. ;) :lol:

*Ljubica*
12-30-2005, 02:34 PM
Thanks Rosie!

I love how he said that the LA players have to stand side by side.

I truly believe (my own humble opinion) that they are treated like second class citizens by the ATP and at tournaments. And I truly believe that they think so too. :sad:

Which is why I think many of their fans defend them so much and stand by them too.

About his match with David - Like you said, as long as he makes a good showing. I doubt that he can win either. But you never know - maybe David ate too many Christmas cookies over the holidays. ;) :lol:

:haha: ....or drank too much champagne at one of these interminable awards ceremonies he seems to be winning lately! As to your comments about the "second class citizen" thing - well yes - from my observations on tour and talking to various people, I have to agree with you. Sadly, many of them do seem to feel they are looked at in this way :sad: so it is good that they always stick together and have each other for company and support in the bad times - a great "team" spirit!

DhammaTiger
12-30-2005, 08:02 PM
Thanks Rosie for the translation of Nico's words. Yes, I agree Lynn that the powers that be in tennis, definitely treat the Latin Americans and may I also say Spanish players second class. The monicker clay court specialist is always hung on their neck.but you never hear a Roddick or a Ljubicic, for example being labeled as a hard court or indoor specialist being. no news report is free of this disparaging phrase:clay-court specialist, or dirt-baller, when a LA or spanish player wins a match. But you know what, despite this disparagement it is the "claycourters" who are doing well on hard courts and indoors while their favoured ones cannot even play on court in the best of times. Now that the the Latins are showing their competence and real talent by dominating unequivocally the upper echelons of the ranking, they are coming out with the excuses that their are too many clay tournaments, and those should be cut down. What makes me really,really angry is that the bulk of the fans and those genuinely interested in tennis comes from Latin America and Spain, and are by far holding up the fortunes of the tennis world. The fact that in North America and English speaking countries in general, tennis is way behind the other sports in popularity among the public.

DhammaTiger
12-30-2005, 08:03 PM
Hi I am Ali, and I decided to come out of the closet and be an official fan of Nico.

*Ljubica*
12-30-2005, 08:11 PM
Hi I am Ali, and I decided to come out of the closet and be an official fan of Nico.

Hi Ali and welcome :wavey: I'm sure you will be happy here - I've always thought the Massu Forum is one the nicest places on MTF :)

DhammaTiger
12-30-2005, 08:28 PM
Thanks Rosie, I agree that this forum, is really one of the friendliest and I always enjoy reading the posts here, and I really look forward to posting here when the season gets going next week.

NicoFan
12-30-2005, 10:20 PM
Thanks Rosie for the translation of Nico's words. Yes, I agree Lynn that the powers that be in tennis, definitely treat the Latin Americans and may I also say Spanish players second class. The monicker clay court specialist is always hung on their neck.but you never hear a Roddick or a Ljubicic, for example being labeled as a hard court or indoor specialist being. no news report is free of this disparaging phrase:clay-court specialist, or dirt-baller, when a LA or spanish player wins a match. But you know what, despite this disparagement it is the "claycourters" who are doing well on hard courts and indoors while their favoured ones cannot even play on court in the best of times. Now that the the Latins are showing their competence and real talent by dominating unequivocally the upper echelons of the ranking, they are coming out with the excuses that their are too many clay tournaments, and those should be cut down. What makes me really,really angry is that the bulk of the fans and those genuinely interested in tennis comes from Latin America and Spain, and are by far holding up the fortunes of the tennis world. The fact that in North America and English speaking countries in general, tennis is way behind the other sports in popularity among the public.

Hey Ali!!! :wavey: First, glad you're a Nico fan now!! He's the best! He can yell and scream on court at times, but he's got a good heart.

And you're right - while I like someone like say Andy, he can't play clay. But instead of people saying geez he should learn to play clay, they're like well its only clay. :( But the clay court players are dissed when they have trouble w/the hardcourts. But like you said, they do way better on the hardcourts than the hardcourt players do on clay. Its totally annoying. And you're right about the fans. Tennis is practically a non-sport in the States - though it hasn't always been like that, it is now.

Fergie
12-30-2005, 11:31 PM
I loved Nico's serve, he did a lot of aces! :)

The match was fun to watch ... Too bad that I missed the final :sad:

NicoFan
12-31-2005, 12:43 AM
Oh our poor Nico. :sad:

He lost to David 1-6, 3-6.

But the second set was closer than the score sounds - he almost broke David to make it 4 all but couldn't quite do it.

I hope he doesn't get discouraged, because he did well this weekend. It takes him time to get acclimated to hardcourts and he did so well against Z. Didn't give up and fought hard in both matches.

And I know Gaby was taking mental notes, and he and Nico after the new year will work on whatever needs improving.

Very proud of you NICO! :hug:

[Plus again, he looked totally HOT in that outfit, and that has to count for something. ;) ]

NicoFan
12-31-2005, 01:27 AM
I was hoping for comments from Nico - maybe tomorrow.

From Radio Cooperativa:

The Chilean tennis player succumbed before the superiority of the from cordoba tennis player and he fell for 6-1 and 6-3 in the end of the Uruguay exhibition tournament.

After conquering to Mariano Zabaleta in three sets Thursday, Nicolas Massú (65º of the ATP) he felt the effort and he fell abrumadoramente before the Argentine David Nalbandian (6º) in the end of the exhibition tournament.

The national tennis player, nevertheless, managed to maintain an acceptable level along the party, what permits him to think about taking up again its better level along 2006, year that begins for the viñamarino in Auckland next January 9.

Since a beginning the problems of the Olympic champion were noted. The Chilean had serious objections with service along all he scrambles it and practically abandonment that Nalbandian took the reins of the match since a beginning.

So much it was the superiority of the Argentine that in the third play already broke the service of Massú and from there on was shown unstoppable.

Nalbandian was a waterspout and resolved the first sleeve with a more efficient tennis than bright, being remained with the triumph for 6-1 in only 34 minutes of scarce fight.

In the second chapter, the tennis of Massú was elevated. He gained in velocity and tenacious resistance opposed Nalbandian.

Although Nalbandian broke of entrance and was put quickly 3-0, maintaining the tonic of the first partial one, the pupilo of Gabriel Markus recovered and was put 2-3 thanks to a breaking in the fifth one game.

The Chilean endeavored too much and added exhaustion accumulated in the match before Zabaleta, he felt the severity of two days with matches in the body.

Nalbandian took advantage of the moment and broke of return to be put 4-2. From there on, all was for the Argentine that after 48 minutes achieved the triumph for 6-3.

For the Chilean remains the consolation of to have returned to the maximum competition with a triumph and a rout, and the to begin to take up again the sports and physical level that expects. (Cooperative.cl)

*Ljubica*
12-31-2005, 02:03 PM
Sorry that Nico lost :sad: - but as we said earlier - David IS the form player at the moment - so it really isn't any disgrace to lose to him. Plus Nico must have been really tired after the hard 3-setter against MZ. It will take time for him to regain full strength - both emotional and physical - but the Zabaleta match was definately a step in the right direction. Happy New Year Nico (and everyone else here of course!) and good luck in 2006!

NicoFan
12-31-2005, 04:04 PM
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! FELIZ ANO NUEVO!!!!!!!!!

Wishing our NICO a very happy and successful 2006!!!!!

It was a very tough time for him from the end of 2004 through all of 2005 with injuries and a difficult comeback. Wishing him all the luck in 2006, and I know that he has the determination to comeback as well as now having an awesome team around him. I know that he'll do everything possible to make it back to the top tier of players.

To all those who remained faithful to Nico through it all as well as to all his new fans - wishing you the very best in 2006!!!

Sparko1030
01-01-2006, 01:42 AM
Hi I am Ali, and I decided to come out of the closet and be an official fan of Nico.

YEAY!!! Welcome Ali!!! :bigwave: I've enjoyed and agreed with a number of you posts Ali and I am glad Nico can count you as one of his fans! (I'm Susan btw)

Sparko1030
01-01-2006, 02:03 AM
Thanks Rosie for the translation of Nico's words. Yes, I agree Lynn that the powers that be in tennis, definitely treat the Latin Americans and may I also say Spanish players second class. The monicker clay court specialist is always hung on their neck.but you never hear a Roddick or a Ljubicic, for example being labeled as a hard court or indoor specialist being. no news report is free of this disparaging phrase:clay-court specialist, or dirt-baller, when a LA or spanish player wins a match. But you know what, despite this disparagement it is the "claycourters" who are doing well on hard courts and indoors while their favoured ones cannot even play on court in the best of times. Now that the the Latins are showing their competence and real talent by dominating unequivocally the upper echelons of the ranking, they are coming out with the excuses that their are too many clay tournaments, and those should be cut down. What makes me really,really angry is that the bulk of the fans and those genuinely interested in tennis comes from Latin America and Spain, and are by far holding up the fortunes of the tennis world. The fact that in North America and English speaking countries in general, tennis is way behind the other sports in popularity among the public.

Wow Ali...couldn't agree more with you,Lynn and Rosie. I thought perhaps it was just my imagination that this went on but its good to know I'm not the only one to feel that way. I thought I was possibly just overprotective of my favorites-who are almost all LAs or Spanish. But it doesn't matter what the rest of the tennis world thinks because as you said they are dominating and not just on the claycourt. VAMOS to all the so called "claycourters".

Sparko1030
01-01-2006, 02:05 AM
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! FELIZ ANO NUEVO!!!!!!!!!

Wishing our NICO a very happy and successful 2006!!!!!

It was a very tough time for him from the end of 2004 through all of 2005 with injuries and a difficult comeback. Wishing him all the luck in 2006, and I know that he has the determination to comeback as well as now having an awesome team around him. I know that he'll do everything possible to make it back to the top tier of players.

To all those who remained faithful to Nico through it all as well as to all his new fans - wishing you the very best in 2006!!!

Ditto here Nicofan!!! The best of luck this year to dear Nico!!!! :kiss:

Fergie
01-01-2006, 07:45 PM
Oh our poor Nico. :sad:

He lost to David 1-6, 3-6.
I saw the last games and Nico didn't play bad at all ... He looks a bit slow yet but needs more matchs :)

NicoFan
01-01-2006, 08:12 PM
I saw the last games and Nico didn't play bad at all ... He looks a bit slow yet but needs more matchs :)

Thanks for the info Fergie!

Yeah, it will take him a bit to get back into match form. He really hasn't played at all for 2 months, and in the Fall, he didn't play much.

And David has played a lot - its like he hasn't even had an offseason - so its good that Nico could stay close in the 2nd. He shouldn't be discouraged.

Fergie
01-01-2006, 08:21 PM
He shouldn't be discouraged.
And he isn't ... Nico said that the didn't play a whole match for 2 months and needs more confidence in his game, but he is working hard :)

NicoFan
01-02-2006, 08:46 PM
And he isn't ... Nico said that the didn't play a whole match for 2 months and needs more confidence in his game, but he is working hard :)

Oh that's so good because I was really worried about him. Glad that he's okay. :D

NicoFan
01-05-2006, 12:03 PM
About Davis Cup from latercera.cl:

Taking advantage of the joint, Hans Gildemeister met with three of the four players that integrate the Chilean Davis Cup team. In practice as a group that developed Nicolas Massú, Fernando González and Adrián Garcia, the national captain shared and defined various aspects of the preparation with sights al matches of the first round of the World Group, set against Slovakia.

In the meeting, the three players compromised to initiate the preparation for Davis Cup barely they finish their participation in Vina del Mar.

The practice developed in the Club Providence and was the last one that carried out the tennis players in Chile, before initiating the tour by Oceania. With regard to the competence with Slovakia, Gonzalez is calm, "we have a great team, I do not have any doubt that we are going to win", said González in the airport, before travelling to New Zealand.

For Massú the Cup Davis and Australia they are priority, so much for which they signify for Chile as for its position in the ATP, for which will put the maximum effort in both.

NicoFan
01-07-2006, 01:00 PM
There's a new promotional poster from TVN for the Davis Cup matches against Slovakia.

No comment except I wish Fernando all the best luck in beating Slovakia all by himself. Hope he does better than he did all by himself against Russia. ;)

Here's the pictures of the poster:

http://www.terra.cl/megagalerias/informativas/inc_imagen_actualidad.cfm?idmg=9669&idsmg=10945&f=1

NicoFan
01-07-2006, 01:37 PM
Lady Carlita sent me the translation of an article from a Netherlands tennis magazine from right after the Olympics.

He isn't kidding about how he plays depends on how he feels. :lol: I've seen it in action, and I want to lock him in a room with Andre who has said that it doesn't matter how you feel when you get on court, you just have to play through it (and he plays that way and obviously has the results).

A huge gracias to Lady Carlita! :hug:

Nicolas Massu’s new fame

At the Athens Olympic Games the 25-year-old Chilean, nicknamed “El Vampiro”, came to never dreamed of fame. The new people’s hero won the Singles title and, with Fernando Gonzalez, the doubles title. An interview with a “piece of temperament”. (basically means a "passionate guy").

How did you experience the Olympics?

That was great. First of all the moment I won 2 gold medals and then the grand reception in Chile with President Lagos. There were thousands of people who were shouting my name and that of my friend (and doublespartner) Fernando Gonzalez. Tons of confetti were thrown at us and we got presents from everywhere.

Chile had to wait 80 years for an Olympic medal. Are you a hero of the people now?

The Olympics have drastically changed my life. I suddenly became known worldwide. After the reception in Chile I couldnt leave my hotelroom without a bodyguard. Eversince then the Chilean press has also started writing about our private lives. Chile is only a small country with a few celebrities. At some moments I’d like to be less famous again.

Have you become the new sexsymbol now too with all those female fans?

A sexsymbol also has to win because a loser is not attractive. This also goes for the Chilean press. When you win you’re the big hero, but when you lose they call you a "loser". In between doesn’t count here.

Most profis from Chile are clay court specialists. You can also perform on other surfaces?

You have seen that in Athens where we played on hardcourt. You can make the most money on fast courts and because of that we practice more and more on hardcourt and carpet.

Do you believe that the sucesses in Athens will cause a “tennisboom”?

I hope so! The gold medals in Athens and the World Team Cup win in Dusseldorf are steps in the right direction. If us Chileans would have chances anywhere, it would be in tennis. Tennis has always been the 2nd sport, behind soccer/football, and that is not about to change very soon.

Can anyone play tennis in Chile or is it an elite sport?

Tennis is mostly played by those who are “better off”. Luckily the tennisfederation is helping those talents who don’t have any money. We are after all not a poor country. If you want to become really good you do have to go abroad. I am very happy that my parents supported me financially so I could travel to the tournaments abroad.

How did you get in touch with tennis?

My parents play tennis and they took me along with them every weekend. I liked the sport and started play more and more. My grandad was the biggest inspiration to me. He was the one who taught my brother Jorge and me how to play.

You made much money playing tennis. What luxeries do you permit yourself?

I recently ordered a very beautiful Mercedes. And I have bought myself a very unique house. I don’t need more luxery. I’d prefer a nice and quiet life, and do a lot to achieve that.

Money and fame can cause a lot of jealousy. Do you notice that around you?

To be honest, no. Almost everything I do, I do for my country. That’s not a reason for people to be jealous. Besides that, I try to help others as much as possible.

Where are most of your friends? On the tour?

No, my best friends are at home in Chile. That’s why I always look forward to going back home to my family after tournamenst. My best friends on the Tour are: Fernando Gonzalez, Marcelo Rios, Luis Horna and a couple of Argentinians and Spaniards.

You mentioned Marcelo Rios. What does he do now?

After some sport problems and his divorce he decided to quit professional tennis. At the moment he’s doing a farewell tour through South-America, and what he will do after that, he doesn’t know yet himself.

What is your opinion about “you” and your personality?

I am very impulsive, though not as much as Marcelo Rios. When I feel good, everything will go well on court, but when I’ve gotten it into my head that I don’t feel good, you can forget about the tennis. I lost to Calleri in Lyon this year without even competing. I didn’t like the court and wanted to leave as soon as possible.

You’re a good example of a multi cultural tennisplayer. Why’s that?

My mother is a Jewish Chilean and my father an Arab from Palestina. An amazing mixture that holds pretty well. It’s not something I think about really. I don’t follow the conflict between Israel and Palestina because I’m neither a Jew or Muslim.

What do you do in your spare time?

I visit my friends and we go out together. Also I often go to see footballmatches or I go swimming. Unfortunately I don’t have much spare time. Now the season has ended I’ll go on holiday to Mexico. In 2005 I will start at the Australian Open. Because of my ranking I can permit myself to only play the more important tournaments.

What are your expectations for the next season?

First of all I want to be happy. Then I would like to improve my tennis without looking at my ranking too much. Of course I would love to be number one in the world, but my first goal would be a solid place in the top ten. The gold medals are more important to me than de number one spot. I won them for my country and written historie that way. That means an awful lot to me!

Carlita
01-07-2006, 02:44 PM
de Nando :hatoff: ;)

Sparko1030
01-07-2006, 06:35 PM
Thanks so much Lady Carlita!!! :worship: What a great interview with Nico!

NicoFan
01-18-2006, 12:09 PM
Our Nico is home - but not for long, because then he's traveling to Buenos Aires to practice.

From latercera.cl:

Nicolas Massú already left behind the fall in the first round of the Australia Open. The national player in fact arrived yesterday al country and wait that soon itself him comiencen to give the results.

"I know that sooner or later I am going to play well. I was near in Auckland (arrived at the quarterfinals) to do somewhat important and when I played I gave all in the court". Massú has thought to travel to Buenos Aires to continue with the practices now in clay, surface in which will have the next challenges. The last match in this surface disputed it at the end of September of 2005.

kidnicky
01-18-2006, 03:18 PM
Buena Suerte Nico!!! to kick butt at the LA swing!! :rocker2:

NicoFan
01-20-2006, 12:08 PM
Very nice of the entire Massu family to support this!

During the day diverse events will be carry out as for example the exhibitions of professionals like Adrián Garcia and Phillip Harboe; clinics of tennis for children of scarce resources, promoted by the city Hall of German Village and the family Massú; chats of Nano Zuleta oriented the parents and players; delivery of a prize to the path to Nicolas Massú.

An intense sports day will live itself the next one 21 and 22, 28 and 29 of January and 4 and 5 of February, in the Academy of Tennis of Leonardo “Nano” Zuleta, situated on the way The Corner, Condominium Corner of the Sun, Peñablanca, V Region.

In those dates will develop the Doggis Cup Tennis 2006 that integrates greater and smaller players, and whose objective is to recover the levels of participants of long ago, so that the competitive tennis be massive and serve as base of support of the future development of the Chilean tennis.

In this way, will participate all the family of the tennis in its different categories: Professional RUN (Ranking Unique National), which will be conformed by competitors located since the position number 25 al 60 and whose prize is of $700.000, Honor Seniors (males 1ª, 2ª, 3ª, 4ª), 4ª Senior (males), Senior Ladies, 3ª Novices and Smaller 10-12-14-16 years.

On the other hand, during the day diverse events will be carry out as for example the exhibitions of professionals like Adrián Garcia and Phillip Harboe; clinics of tennis for children of scarce resources, promoted by the city Hall of German Village and the family Massú; chats of Nano Zuleta oriented the parents and players; delivery of a prize to the path to Nicolas Massú,; exhibition games of Estéfano Massú; a Master of journalists of the V Region and a master one of journalists of Santiago and fame.

For Zuleta is very important that these initiatives be supported.

NicoFan
01-22-2006, 09:52 PM
Not liking that there isn't any Nico news....me misses him. :sad:

Of course I hope that means that he's practicing practicing practicing for Vina.

And there's not even gossip - thought for sure with him and Fernando home, and out and about, that there would be something. :lol:

He talked about going to Buenos Aires to practice but he had the clinic this weekend. So hopefully he left tonight or will leave tomorrow.

GonzoFan
01-22-2006, 10:56 PM
Massu is in Buenos Aires since wednesday and he'll come back to Chile on Friday.

NicoFan
01-23-2006, 12:17 AM
Massu is in Buenos Aires since wednesday and he'll come back to Chile on Friday.

Gracias! :hug:

I looked everywhere for info - where did you see it?

And hope our Nico is having fun with the Argentine models. ;) :lol:

GonzoFan
01-23-2006, 03:50 AM
Gracias! :hug:

I looked everywhere for info - where did you see it?

And hope our Nico is having fun with the Argentine models. ;) :lol:

In La Tercera in an article about Fernando at the end it says that Massu is in Buenos Aires.

http://www.latercera.cl/medio/articulo/0,6727,3308_5832_184333251,00.html?rL=s

:lol: but not with Rossana cause she is in Chile now, I saw her in a tv show.

NicoFan
01-23-2006, 12:43 PM
In La Tercera in an article about Fernando at the end it says that Massu is in Buenos Aires.

http://www.latercera.cl/medio/articulo/0,6727,3308_5832_184333251,00.html?rL=s

:lol: but not with Rossana cause she is in Chile now, I saw her in a tv show.

Thanks!

He keeps denying their together so who knows what's going on. :lol:

kidnicky
01-23-2006, 01:47 PM
Good morning all!

NicoFan I thought that you'd be great as part of Nico's team for all your knowledge in tennis and that you'd take care of him but saying that about having fun with argentine models.... mmmm.... You don't have my vote now for beign in his team at all!!! You'd make him even more spoiled than he already is ha ha!! :lol:

NicoFan
01-23-2006, 02:00 PM
Good morning all!

NicoFan I thought that you'd be great as part of Nico's team for all your knowledge in tennis and that you'd take care of him but saying that about having fun with argentine models.... mmmm.... You don't have my vote now for beign in his team at all!!! You'd make him even more spoiled than he already is ha ha!! :lol:

Kid! :lol:

Oh of course we have to spoil Nico. ;)

kidnicky
01-23-2006, 03:34 PM
Kid! :lol:

Oh of course we have to spoil Nico. ;)

I know NicoFan but not that much!!! :rolleyes: besides he alreayd has enough in that matter by his own, and you'd add more models :confused: mmmm no no, I think that Gaby wouldn't want you in Nico's team at all!!!! :lol:

NicoFan
01-28-2006, 10:19 PM
From latercera.cl:

It counts Nicolas Massú that has had days extenuantes in Buenos Aires. Next to Gabriel Markus, his coach, the viñamarino carries a week coaching in the capital of Argentina. And he assures that is focused in two large objectives: the ATP of Vina del Mar that Monday is initiated and the matches before Slovakia, that will be disputed between the 10 and 12 of February in the crescent of Rancagua. Today it will be coaching in the City Garden, where last year could not play because of injury and anxious by facing to Dominik Hrbaty and company, in the hardest match than has touched to dispute in the country defending to Chile. But he assumes this challenge of the best possible form.

"It is what time ago we wanted with Fernando (González) : to play with a strong team of localities, where I know that we are favorite before any. Besides that I am very well, very motivated with what comes in the next weeks".

And with more confidence arrives al clash with Hrbaty after conquering it in Auckland, three weeks ago..

I do not know if be so important. If it lost with him do not I know if to have been so determinant neither, above all because was played in another surface. The lesson that bag is that I know what things do him damage, what I bother him and complicates. That I have it very clear. Besides that in Rancagua there will be another environment, with more pressure for us, for which not one must take that match as reference. Hrbaty knows that does not have anything that to lose against us, besides being a player very waiter, that has earned alone series and that comes like subcampeón of the Cup Davis. The times that has come to South America won his singles and even defeated to Gustavo Kuerten (the 2000, in Rio de Janeiro). But Fernando and I also we are waiters.

González has also positive record with Hrbaty..

Clearly and he also knows how to beat him, what permits to be more optimistic on what can happen.

What seems him the form to face the preparation for the match against Chile of the Slovaks? Hrbaty is of holidays and Michal Mertinak is playing tournaments on indoor courts.

Depends on each one. The (Hrbaty) preferred to arrive with a week of anticipation al country and to coach. I perhaps to have done the same thing. Of Mertinak do not I know a lot, but is clear that I bother him a lot the clay and by something is not playing tournaments in this surface. And therefore me do not I worry so much, because I know that in land we are superiors. Hrbaty was more dangerous before in clay and realized that was better in cement. But equal is a very complete player, that can do damage to any and that by something does a pair of years did semifinals of Roland Garros (1999) and was finalist in Montecarlo (2000).

With Karol Beck changed a lot the panorama?

Perhaps in the double he could mark an important difference, but in the singles not so much, because does neither he play in clay. As he said before: if this match was played on hardcourts or in any fast court, all would be different. But more important we are we. I, and I know that Fernando also, I will not leave to pass this opportunity that a long time ago deserved and that was not given before certainly circumstances. If we win, we would be able to face to United States (plays against Rumania of localities) there and would be a great challenge for us. I come expecting an opportunity thus a long time ago and if is given us, one must take advantage of.

NicoFan
01-28-2006, 10:27 PM
From terra.cl:

Before the injury in the right shoulder of Fernando González, Massu is called to be the referring one of the Chilean team against Slovakia.

After coaching eight days in Buenos Aires, with a view toward Cup Davis and to the Latin-American tour of the male circuit, the national tennis player Nicolas Massú, located in the place 61 of the ATP, conversed with Terra.cl on its next challenges.

"I feel well and the things have to go giving. I feel capable to do something seemed to that business about the year 2002, as when I won Buenos Aires and I did semifinals in Vina. I hope be better than that business about that season", expressed.

The second better player of the country will participate in Vina del Mar the next week. After the Chilean tournament, will be part of the team of Cup Davis that will face to Slovakia.

González will arrive diminished al challenge with the Europeans by an inconvenience in the shoulder. The viñamarino feels prepared to assume the leadership.

"If the case was given, I am willing to assume the leadership. We are two players that have the same experience. We have lived the same phase and always we have supported ourselves in complicated moments", assured.

Massú does not erase of his memory some moments in which the two needed the other.

"When we play the end of double in Athens, he was very tired and I was better physically. In semifinals, was at the reverse", finalized.

NicoFan
01-30-2006, 12:29 PM
From latercera.cl:

"I will fight to win this tournament until I retire"

To this same height of last year, Nicolas Massú was passing it nothing of well. A rebellious injury in the right foot caused be lost him all the season of South American clay, that is where better feels the double Olympic champion.

"It hurt me a lot not to be here last year. Almost always I have had problems to arrive well to Vina. Myself agreement that the 2001 I had to withdraw (before Francisco Clavet) and the 2003 also I was ready of play not (lost before Gastón Gaudio in the first round). Last year I could not be, but I believe that now will be different", the national tennis player says.

In what does he base all his confidence?

I know that there are very few players that arrive so well coached as I. Barely I lost in Australia in singles I opted for play not the double and to leave to coach to Buenos Aires, in clay. Therefore I believe that I arrive in very good conditions and what I lack today is to win matches to recover the confidence. Physically I am very well and I am very motivated.

What so important is for you to win the tournament of Vina?

Is fundamental. It is my city, where I was born and where I raised me. Do neither I be going to pressure me, because I know that in some moment he will be given. And I am going to fight to win this tournament until I retire.

It believes that arrive in good conditions to surpass the best action than has in Vina (semifinals 2002)?

I believe that now I arrive a lot better prepared, in every sense. I have grown like the player and I have lived many things, as to have earned a lot more important tournaments than that of Vina, as that of Kitzbühel (Austria) or the same Olympic Games. Before was all new for me. Now not. I know to handle a lot better certain situations than many times are fundamental to obtain good results.

Which they are their favorite to win the championship this year?

Good, it comes Gastón Gaudio to renew the title. Fernando (González) is playing very well and I also, that I arrive with many desires to do the things well.

enqvistfan
01-31-2006, 06:53 PM
Nico visited children at the hospital of Viña showing his human side :)
Here's a free translation. Hope there won't be a lot of mistakes :)

http://www.cl.terra.com/tenis/interna/0,,OI857909-EI6224,00.html

The second national racket went to the Hospital Gustavo Fricke, Viña del mar, showing his human side.

January 31. - The national player, Nicolas Massu, had a free time in his busy sport agenda, he had a space in his been busy sport agenda, he visited the wing of the Pediatric service, of the hospital Gustavo Fricke, of the "city garden", where he visited 37 children, affected by diverse pathologies, interned in the welfare center.

Massú arrived a few minutes after 12.00 where he and Jaime Fillol met the mayor of Vina del mar, Virginia Reginato. They visited the 5th floor, where they shared gifts and smiles, of Unicef, with children who were on intermediate and postnatives cares, received with full of joy, the double olympic medalist of Athens.

The most exciting moment of the day, was when the "Vampire" entered in the area where 7 children, aged 9-14, suffers from cancer, recognised the former top ten player, they gave him a lot of affection. Then, one of them, who requested to keep his identity, recognised that Massu was his idol, the player from Vina del mar, had a spontaneous smile and hug him, gave him a "polera" from the UNICEF and a cap of the Movistar Open 2006. Finally, when he finished the visit, he affirmed that " to tell you the truth, it was an honor for me to be there, it's something incredible. When, you are in the scope of tennis, you don't have a lot of time to participate to those events and in the life, there are things which are important and it's something that I'm proud".

"These children are bad and the truth is that the real problems are here. To win or lose a match, doesn't have any influence on the life and to see the children here who fight to come out. I saw it two years ago and whenever I can, I continue doing it", said the "Vampire"

NicoFan
01-31-2006, 06:55 PM
Thanks for the article Val - sounds like he was really affected by the visit. And its really great for the kids to be able to meet their heros.

A :hug: for Nico.

enqvistfan
02-01-2006, 05:38 PM
Another article about Nico with the children, from las ultimas noticias :)

NicoFan
02-01-2006, 05:43 PM
Thanks Val! :hug:

You're better at finding these articles than I am! :lol:

Love that picture - what a sweet picture.

Feel so bad for those kids - a little baby and ill. Very sad.

enqvistfan
02-01-2006, 06:31 PM
Thanks Val! :hug:

You're better at finding these articles than I am! :lol:

Love that picture - what a sweet picture.

Feel so bad for those kids - a little baby and ill. Very sad.

you're welcome :) when I search articles about Fernando, if there's something about Nico, I post. For your information, there are many pics of Nico (go to Solido Massu debut en Vina del mar), on canal13.cl website, go to "ver galeria". I found about 50 pics of Fernando today :)

NicoFan
02-01-2006, 07:05 PM
you're welcome :) when I search articles about Fernando, if there's something about Nico, I post. For your information, there are many pics of Nico (go to Solido Massu debut en Vina del mar), on canal13.cl website, go to "ver galeria". I found about 50 pics of Fernando today :)

Thanks for the tip! I'll look tonight. I always forget about canal13 when they are home.

kidnicky
02-01-2006, 11:07 PM
Me too :lol: I always forget about canal13

Thanks for the tip and the article Val :hug:

Sparko1030
02-02-2006, 12:04 AM
Thanks for the articles on Nico and the kids Val and the remimder to check canal 13! :wavey:

NicoFan
02-03-2006, 12:17 PM
From latercera.cl:

By this same date of last year, Nicolas Massú did not want to know anything of tennis. Even, in a visit to promote to one of its sponsors in the "City Garden", al viñamarino was seen him of very badly humor, every product of a rebellious wound that had it far away of the courts during the first quarter.

"In that epoch did not be able neither to jog and was seeing the matches by television. Therefore it is a merit everything that I am doing now", commented the Chilean after its victory on Wednesday before Juan Antonio Marín. Today, the things have changed. According to him, physically is in perfect conditions and with many desires to be again the player that al arrived number nine from the world the 2004. And that it is noted him in the matches and in the practices that carries out daily in the The Salinas Club.

Massú left sideways evil humor with which was seen him in the training. And sample a totally different image, therefore time is given to do jokes and to be taken the things of a lot more light form. Besides, in the court him is seen with greater serenity and no longer itself is criticized. And its own coach, Gabriel Markus, note this change in its directed.

"I see him more tranquil than in passed epochs. No longer it has the pressure to show things as he felt him when he was among the better", he explained his coach, perhaps also head in this new attitude that is having the "Vampire" to face his career.

The Argentine coach also speaks of the maturity of a player that last year passed it very badly and to whom his income among the better tennis players of the planet was also him very difficult.

"Nico has a very changing personality. At times is very up and at times down. When it saw that its ranking descended, obviously that was frustrated and the confidence descended him, but neither one must dramatize so much. All the players can pass for a bad year and to have falls in the classification. Now we are in a process to recover that confidence to be again up as was it the 2003 and 2004", explained the coach transandino.

According to Markus, this change is not coincidence. "There is a work behind. Nicolas is with a person that is helping it to handle better certain complicated situations and that has served him. Also one must understand that each player has its own time of ripening and I think that 'Nico' is evolving in this aspect. Today it feels well physically and without problems to develop its tennis, what is very important", finalized "Gaby", who three seasons ago carried to that Massú had its great takeoff in the professional circuit.

Sparko1030
02-03-2006, 03:28 PM
Thanks for posting the article Nicofan. (I'm having trouble with the msn site and knew I'd find it here too :) ) Good to hear he's joking and enjoying himself again after last year at this time. And I had to smile when Gabby mentioned that Nico had a changing personality-it so good to know he has a coach that knows and understands him.

enqvistfan
02-03-2006, 09:16 PM
Another one, from lun.cl :)

NicoFan
02-12-2006, 01:43 PM
Nico wants to play the US next in Davis Cup - wants to play Andy and Andre. I know both boys have a lot of respect for Andy and idolized Andre when they were younger, so it would be a thrill for the two of them.

But he's talking hardcourts here - I think the US is thinking about grass.

http://www.lun.com/Modulos/Catalogo/Paginas/2006/02/12/LUCSTDE19LU1202.HTM?idnoticia=C387600925483102

NicoFan
02-19-2006, 01:59 PM
What a beautiful picture of our chico!

Can't translate it because its in lun.com but from what my bad spanish can tell, he says that he's back to being the fighter, and that while he doesn't know what he wants to do when he retires from tennis, he does dream of being Captain of the Chilean Davis Cup team someday.

http://www.lun.com/Modulos/Catalogo/Paginas/2006/02/19/LUCSTDE22LU1902.HTM?idnoticia=C387669018376042

Fergie
02-19-2006, 02:05 PM
Great pic! :yeah:

And nice article too, I like the idea to see Nico as DC captain

Sparko1030
02-19-2006, 06:03 PM
Nico!!! :hearts:

kidnicky
02-20-2006, 02:25 AM
Thanks NicoFAn :hug: I have no words for that pic ha ha!

Love ya Nico!!! :inlove:

kidnicky
05-24-2006, 06:04 PM
An article from el mercurio, NicoFan can traslate it later :lol: it says that Nico will be playing an exhibition with Marcelo Rios in Chile on Jun 14th .... interesting huh? ;)

Una exhibición entre Marcelo Ríos y Nicolás Massú en la Arena Santiago. A la concesionaria que administra el gimnasio techado del Parque O'Higgins se le abrió el apetito con la opción de albergar ese partido, pues sería el debut de un evento deportivo en el coliseo, y la primera vez que el tenis volvería al recinto desde el recordado bochorno ocurrido en 2000 durante la Copa Davis contra Argentina.

En un primer momento, la opción se descartó, pues el viñamarino debía volver el 12 de junio a Europa, y el estadio estaba ocupado antes de esa fecha. Pero ayer, Manuel Massú, padre del tenista, informó que su retoño retomaría el circuito recién el 17, por lo que seguía en pie la chance de jugar en la capital, en un gimnasio que, por lo demás, tiene una capacidad enorme: doce mil espectadores.

Sin embargo, Alfredo Araus, director de Prodmarket (la compañía que está a cargo de la exhibición), enterró ayer cualquier posibilidad de jugar en la capital.

"Los administradores de la Arena estaban muy entusiasmados, y trataron de hacer un lugar hasta última hora, pero fue imposible. La exhibición se confirma entonces para el 14 de junio. Se jugará a las 22 horas en el Gimnasio Municipal de Concepción", informó el productor.

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NicoFan
06-05-2006, 09:38 PM
Nico is home!

:)

From latercera.cl:

Nicolas Massú (35º) this Monday arrived to the country, after reaching the third round of Roland Garros, where he fell in four sets before Swiss Roger Federer (1º).

To his arrival, the viñamarino was shown satisfied with he carried out in the second one Grand Slam of the season, where he beat Belgian Xavier Malisse andBelorussian Max Mirnyi.

Besides, the second national racquet qualified as "positive" his action in the first part of the season.

"I have completed my expectations. In some tournaments was me well, in other not so much, but last year I finished in the position 67 and now I am 35".

Massú won this year the tournament of Costa do Sauipe (Brazil) and was a finalist in Casablanca, falling in the Moroccan clay before Italian Daniele Bracciali, and Vina del Mar, where inclined front of Argentine José Acasuso.

The Olympic champion clarified that could have scaled still more in the world classification, but finally the drawings did not favor it in some tournaments.

"In the last important tournaments always they touched me rival that were among the ten first. Once I lost with the 6º, later with the 10º and now last with Federer", asserted.

The pupilo of Gabriel Markus confirmed in the opportunity that at the end of month will be measured in an exhibition game, in the Tortuga de Talcahuano, al former number one of the world and present leader of the circuit of veterans, Marcelo Rios.

Now, el "Vampire" will test his luck in the exhibition of Buckhinghamshire, important subject to the third Grand Slam of the season, Wimbledon, that will be played since June 26 in England.

The viñamarino only defends second round in the English grass, for which any greater advance would be translated in an ascent in the ranking.

kidnicky
06-05-2006, 10:29 PM
Happy vacation Nico!! ;)

Good to know that he's at home :yeah:

kidnicky
06-14-2006, 01:20 PM
Well I didn't know where to post this 'cause we don't have a thread for exhibition events :p ... and besides it's so good to finally know something about Nico and to finally know that we'll have an score board in cooperativa yeay!!! :banana:

Good luck Nico today!! :yeah:

BTW it's in spanish so NicoFan has to translate it ;)

Marcelo Ríos y Nicolás Massú arreglan su "cuenta pendiente"

A las 22:00 horas, el ex número uno del mundo y el campéon olímpico disputarán una exhibición en el Gimnasio Municipal de Concepción, un duelo que no pudo concretarse en la gira de despedida del zurdo.


En 2004, una lesión le impidió a Nicolás Massú enfrentar a Marcelo Ríos en la gira de despedida del ex número uno del mundo y este miércoles el viñamarino y el zurdo de Vitacura arreglarán esa cuenta pendiente en el Gimnasio Municipal de Concepción. Siga este partido en el Marcador Virtual de Cooperativa.cl.

A las 22:00 horas (02:00 GMT) es la cita en la Octava Región para ver frente a frente al chileno que más alto ha llegado en el ranking ATP y al campeón olímpico.

En el circuito profesional sólo una vez se pudo ver este choque. Fue en la primera ronda del US Open 2000, con victoria de Ríos por 6-3, 7-5, 1-6 y 7-6 (6).

Nicolás Massú se ubica actualmente en 32º lugar del Sistema de Entrada de la ATP y se prepara para iniciar la próxima semana la temporada de césped en un torneo de exhibición en Buckinhamshire, para luego continuar en Wimbledon.

Marcelo Ríos reaparecerá el 8 de agosto en Portugal en el Merril Lynch Tour of Champions para seniors, el cual lidera tras haber ganado los dos primeros de los cuatro certámenes disputados hasta ahora. (Cooperativa.cl)

Alx
06-14-2006, 03:46 PM
Somebody knows on which kind of ground the match will be played ?

zine56
06-14-2006, 03:54 PM
Concepcion? indoor Hard or carpet ;)

*Viva Chile*
06-14-2006, 05:40 PM
Yes, he is playing in my city (Concepción) today (well, I study here, but I'm from Puerto Montt, a southern chilean city)

Ther bad thing is that I don't have money to go :sad: :sobbing:
And there's a very rainy day today in Concepción, and also think that the producers are not making a good job to promote the exhibition, personally I don't know of anyone that will go to the exhibition :o

Well, I finish my job at 6 p.m and the tickets will be selling till 7 p.m and for this I found very difficult that I could go :bigcry: "La tortuga de Talcahuano" stadium where the match will be played is far from where I study and live... and second, the tickets are selling in a department store, not in the stadium. It will be started too late and the locomotion is not the best (I remember when I'd go to the Feña-Nico exhibition 2 years ago after the olympics)

And for Zine56: the match will be played in indoor carpet (and a very bad carpet IMO sponsored by Chiledeportes :p )

Alx
06-14-2006, 05:53 PM
Thanks for the infos Viva Chile ! :)
I'm sorry you can't be present at the exhibition. :hug:

kidnicky
06-14-2006, 05:58 PM
oh it's to bad that you can't go Viva Chile :sad: it's terrible when you have these kind of events so near to you and you can't go :mad:

well at least it seems that cooperativa will be doing the score board and I think that you'll see it on tv in Chile am I right??

Sparko1030
06-14-2006, 07:45 PM
:hug: Viva Chile It must be killing you to be that close but not be quite able to go. It doesn't sound like its being managed very well. And why on indoor carpet??? I can't imagine that is a surface Marcelo likes let alone Nico... still, I hoping for some good pics from the match. ;)

At least there is some good news-a sb with coopertiva-thanks for that info Kid! :wavey:

NicoFan
06-14-2006, 09:23 PM
Viva Chile...so sorry you can't go. :hug:

And carpet??? :confused: That makes sense. :lol:

And here's the translation of the Radio Cooperativa article:

Marcelo Rios and Nicolas Massú fix their "outstanding account"

To the 10:00 p.m., the former number one of the world and the campéon Olympic they will dispute an exhibition in the Municipal Gymnasium of Conception, a match that could not be summarized in the tour of farewell of the left-handed one.

In 2004, an injury impeded Nicolas Massú to face Marcelo Rios in the tour of farewell of the former number one of the world and this Wednesday the viñamarino and the left-handed one of Vitacura they will fix that outstanding account in the Municipal Gymnasium of Conception. Follow the match in the Virtual Scoreboard of Cooperative.cl.

10:00 p.m. is the appointment in the Eighth Region to see face to face al Chilean that higher has arrived in the ranking ATP and al Olympic champion.

In the professional circuit only once this collision could be seen. It was in the first round of the US Open in 2000, with victory of Rios for 6-3, 7-5, 1-6 and 7-6 (6).

Nicolas Massú is located at present in 32º place in the rankings of the ATP and is prepared to initiate the next week the season of grass in a tournament of exhibition in Buckinghamshire, in order then to continue in Wimbledon.

Marcelo Rios will reappear August 8 in Portugal in the Merrill Lynch Tour of Champions for seniors, which heads after to have earned the two first of the four contests disputed up to now. (Cooperative.cl)

*Viva Chile*
06-14-2006, 11:46 PM
It seems that MEGA will show the match, at least I will see the match on TV :cool:

+alonso
06-15-2006, 12:39 AM
Yes, he is playing in my city (Concepción) today (well, I study here, but I'm from Puerto Montt, a southern chilean city)

Ther bad thing is that I don't have money to go :sad: :sobbing:
And there's a very rainy day today in Concepción, and also think that the producers are not making a good job to promote the exhibition, personally I don't know of anyone that will go to the exhibition :o

Well, I finish my job at 6 p.m and the tickets will be selling till 7 p.m and for this I found very difficult that I could go :bigcry: "La tortuga de Talcahuano" stadium where the match will be played is far from where I study and live... and second, the tickets are selling in a department store, not in the stadium. It will be started too late and the locomotion is not the best (I remember when I'd go to the Feña-Nico exhibition 2 years ago after the olympics)

And for Zine56: the match will be played in indoor carpet (and a very bad carpet IMO sponsored by Chiledeportes :p )

Hola Felipe
Waa! Eres de Puerto Montt? Loco, Me encanta esa ciudad :hearts: :p, y hmm sii que mala que no puedas ir :sad, Iwal como que la Tortuga queda leeejos y más ensima tarde y con Lluvia/Frio/Viento de Conce? Yo demás iría pero tendría que ser programado y onda me tomaría el día!
:lol: Tenís que tomar un sin fin de micros. :lol: Apenas se llegar al Plaza del Trebol de la casa de mi tía en San Pedro y sería :lol: :p

NicoFan
06-15-2006, 12:57 AM
I just looked at the mega site to see if I could get a live stream...and its only for people who live in Chile. :mad:

+alonso
06-15-2006, 01:19 AM
I just looked at the mega site to see if I could get a live stream...and its only for people who live in Chile. :mad:
Aww I'm sorry Lynn :hug:

IMO is a very stupid thing, because Chileans are supposed to have MEGA in their tv's :shrug: It should be just for foreing people instead of just for chileans.. We already have it!

NicoFan
06-15-2006, 01:21 AM
Aww I'm sorry Lynn :hug:

IMO is a very stupid thing, because Chileans are supposed to have MEGA in their tv's :shrug: It should be just for foreing people instead of just for chileans.. We already have it!

Thanks Alonso. :)

Yeah, it does seem stupid. :lol: It would be one thing if you didn't have it on TV but since you do... :shrug:

+alonso
06-15-2006, 01:29 AM
:yeah: :lol: I'll try to give you some updates of the match :yeah: ;)

*Viva Chile*
06-15-2006, 02:35 AM
Hola Felipe
Waa! Eres de Puerto Montt? Loco, Me encanta esa ciudad :hearts: :p, y hmm sii que mala que no puedas ir :sad, Iwal como que la Tortuga queda leeejos y más ensima tarde y con Lluvia/Frio/Viento de Conce? Yo demás iría pero tendría que ser programado y onda me tomaría el día!
:lol: Tenís que tomar un sin fin de micros. :lol: Apenas se llegar al Plaza del Trebol de la casa de mi tía en San Pedro y sería :lol: :p
No loquillo, al final no se hizo naa en la tortuga (y en todo caso no hay que tomar tanta micro, pero el viaje es enorme), se está jugando en Collao, en el gimnasio municipal :p :smash: no se de donde escuché que iba a ser en la tortuga :o

En todo caso las entradas estaban bien caras, yo creo porque la capacidad del estadio es bien pequeña.

Finally the match is not playing in "La tortuga de Talcahuano", it's playing in the municipal gimnasium of Concepción, that is a lot more near to my house. :o But, well the tickets were too expensive for me.

kidnicky
06-15-2006, 01:35 PM
Article in cooperativa.cl

Nicolás Massú venció a Marcelo Ríos en una entretenida exhibición

El campeón olímpico se impuso al ex número uno del mundo en un duelo que se extendió por más de dos horas y que deleitó a los espectadores que llegaron al Gimnasio Municipal de Concepción.

En un duelo que dejó un grato sabor a los amantes del tenis, Nicolás Massú (32º de la ATP) derrotó por 3-6, 6-4 y 7-6 (2) a Marcelo Ríos en una exhibición disputada en el Gimnasio Municipal de Concepción y que sirvió para ver el talento aún vivo del ex número uno del mundo, quien le complicó de sobremanera el juego al tenista viñamarino.

Desde un comienzo, el actual número uno del circuito de veteranos sacó a relucir todo su potencial y con un certero servicio, certeros golpes, y sobre todo, mostrando sutiles toques hizo correr al siempre ganoso Massú.

Pese a que se jugaba en un ambiente distendido, engalanado por hermosas jóvenes que actuaron como pasapelotas, el tenis fue parte de un gran espectáculo.

Ríos, con menos físico que su rival, se las ingenió para revertir la situación y con un quiebre en el cuarto juego tomó la ventaja para ponerse 3-1 en el parcial.

Gracias a su servicio, el ganador de 18 torneos como profesional mantuvo la diferencia y después de 37 minutos se quedó con el primer set ante la alegría de los penquistas, que en su mayoría apoyó al zurdo de Vitacura.

Massú no estaba dispuesto a entregar el partido y dejó un poco de lado la broma para comenzar a "jugar de verdad". El campeón olímpico apuró el tranco y así pudo complicar a Ríos, quien entregó su servicio en el cuarto game para ponerse 3-1.

Massú sacó por el set en el noveno, pero Ríos renació y logró el quiebre de vuelta. Se pensó en la recuperación del ex número uno del mundo, pero el viñamarino reaccionó, rompió de vuelta y se quedó con el segundo capítulo en 44 minutos.

En la tercera manga vino lo mejor. Ambos jugadores sacaron a relucir sus mejores golpes, y los remaches, los drops, los largos paleteos y sorpresivos winners engalanaron aún más el show.

El partido se hizo equiparado y ambos mantuvieron su servicio sin darse ventajas, hasta que llegaron al desempate. Hay fue mejor Massú, quien ya no tuvo piedad y se impuso sin problemas por 7-2 para ponerle una atractiva guinda a la torta. (Cooperativa.cl)

NicoFan
06-15-2006, 10:14 PM
Finally...the translation!:

Nicolas Massú conquered to Marcelo Rios in an entertaining exhibition

The Olympic champion was imposed al former number one of the world in a match that extended for more than two hours and that delighted the spectators that arrived al Municipal Gymnasium of Conception.

In a match that left a pleasing flavor to the lovers of the tennis, Nicolas Massú (32º of the ATP) defeated for 3-6, 6-4 and 7-6 (2) to Marcelo Rios in an exhibition disputed in the Municipal Gymnasium of Conception and that served to see the talent still alive of the former number one of the world for whom him complicated of exceedingly the play al tennis player viñamarino.

Since a beginning, the present number one of the circuit of veterans removed to shine all its potential and with a certain service, certain blows, and above all, showing subtle sounds caused ran al always keen Massú.

Despite that was played in a relaxed environment, decked by beautiful models that acted as pasapelotas, the tennis was part of a great spectacle.

Rios, with less physical than his rival, himself the ingenió to revert the situation and with a break in the room play took the advantage to be put 3-1 in the first set.

Thanks to his service, the winner of 18 tournaments as the professional maintained the difference and after 37 minutes he remained with the first one set before the happiness of the penquistas, that mostly he supported al left-handed of Vitacura.

Massú was not willing to deliver the match and he left a little sideways the joke to begin to "to play truly". The Olympic champion hurried the tranco and thus could complicate to Rios, who delivered his service in the fourth one game to be put 3-1.

Massú removed for the set in the ninth, but Rios reborned and achieved the break of return. Thought himself about the recovery of the former number one of the world, but the viñamarino reacted, broke of return and remained with the second set in 44 minutes.

In the third set came the best. Both players removed to shine thier better shots, and repeat them, the drops, the long paleteos and unexpected winners decked still more the show.

The match caused compared and both maintained their service without being given advantages, until they arrived al breakthrough. There is was better Massú, who no longer had piety and was imposed without problems for 7-2 to put him an attractive cherry to the torta. (Cooperative.cl)

+alonso
06-16-2006, 03:34 AM
Boo I wanted Rios to win :lol: :haha: :p Sorry Nicolas

Alx
06-16-2006, 04:45 AM
Boo I wanted Rios to win :lol: :haha: :p Sorry Nicolas
:fiery::smash: Alonso

Sparko1030
06-16-2006, 06:33 AM
:fiery::smash: Alonso


:haha: I'm gong to have agree wtih Alx on this! ALONSO!!!! :lol:

kidnicky
06-16-2006, 01:18 PM
boooooooo Alonso!!!! what happened with you?!?! :fiery: :smash:

+alonso
06-20-2006, 12:44 AM
:awww: I'm sorry guys :lol: , I'm back :p [Loving Nicolas :lol:]

Sparko1030
06-20-2006, 05:17 AM
:awww: I'm sorry guys :lol: , I'm back :p [Loving Nicolas :lol:]

:hug: :lol: YEAY ALONOS!!! Just in time for the grass! (Sorry I gave you a bad time Alsono :) )

NicoFan
06-27-2006, 09:05 PM
Alexito took some great screen shots of Nico's match today!

http://www.menstennisforums.com/showthread.php?t=78587&page=63&pp=15

NicoFan
06-27-2006, 09:07 PM
Pictures from Getty and Yahoo - I think the 2nd one says it all. :sad:

NicoFan
06-27-2006, 09:12 PM
Ah shoot...I put these in the wrong thread!!!!!!!!!!!!

:haha:

Oh well - I'm not moving them. :lol:

Alx
06-27-2006, 09:20 PM
Nice pics Nicofan !!
Even in this thread !!!

kidnicky
06-27-2006, 09:46 PM
:lol: I did the same thing and posted the link for Alex's pics on the wrong thread :p

Sparko1030
06-28-2006, 06:33 AM
Ah shoot...I put these in the wrong thread!!!!!!!!!!!!

:haha:

Oh well - I'm not moving them. :lol:

:smash: :lol: Nicofan I was looking to see if the photo thread had new posts and it didnt' and I thought "no new pics of Nico even from Wimbley????-now I know why!!!)

:sad: Too bad Nico is out already-he looks sooooo good in white! Is it just me or does Puke Boy look a bit like a turkey with his long neck and all....(yeah, I'm being catty now! :cat: ) Nico deserved to win cause he looks better out there! ;)

Alx
06-28-2006, 09:19 AM
An article of Las Ultimas Noticias

http://www.lun.com/modulos/catalogo/paginas/2006/06/28/LUCPRDE22LU2806.htm?tipoPantalla=1260

kidnicky
06-28-2006, 01:23 PM
thanks for the article Alx, like he lost and I'm sure that I won't find any nice articles about him, that's why I avoid to look up for info on the chilean papers :rolleyes:

NicoFan
07-20-2006, 09:47 PM
I don't know why the Chilean press insists on putting Nico and Fernando into some type of competition. They are both great - enjoy them both! :lol:

But yeay for 209 victories for whatever the reason they're highlighting it. :yeah:

http://www.lun.com/modulos/catalogo/Paginas/LUN_JPG/1260/2006/07/20/LUCPRDE21LU2007.jpg

kidnicky
07-20-2006, 09:56 PM
NicoFan am I going to freak out with this?? 'cause it's that the case I won't read it :lol:

NicoFan
07-20-2006, 10:11 PM
I don't think so - I only read the headlines cuz I'm tired and didn't feel like trying to figure out the Spanish. :lol:

The headline says that Nico is now equal to Fernando in total wins - 209.

kidnicky
07-20-2006, 10:25 PM
yeah I know, I already read it :lol: .... I'm hopeless I know :p

kidnicky
07-21-2006, 10:00 PM
interview with Nico in cooperativa .... in spanish so you can use your translators :lol:

I'm so happy that he's soooo happy!!!

El número dos de Chile se mostró muy satisfecho con su victoria sobre el español Carlos Moyá y señaló que su buen momento y mayor experiencia le dan grandes opciones de vencer a Rubén Ramírez Hidalgo.
La voz de Nicolás Massú (37º) en el diálogo con Al Aire Libre en Cooperativa reveló una enorme satisfacción tras el triunfo sobre el español Carlos Moyá (41º), que le valió el paso a las semifinales del torneo de Amersfoort.

El viañmarino consideró que éste fue el mejor de los tres partidos que ha jugado durante la semana en la arcilla holandesa, especialmente por la categoría del rival.

"Había jugado con él en Buenos Aires (en febrero), un partido larguísimo, donde había perdido 7-6 el tercero, pero la verdad es que hoy (viernes) jugué muy bien, estoy muy contento. Subí el nivel respecto de los otros dos partidos, ganarle a él es súper difícil y estoy contento de estar en semifinales nuevamente", señaló Massú en alusión a que por tercera vez se mete a la ronda de los cuatro mejores.

Massú se mostró optimista con lo que viene en la temporada, pues defiende pocos puntos de aquí en adelante.

"No defiendo casi nada, si se saca la cuenta sólo tengo las semifinales de Kitzbühel y octavos del US Open, después se acaba y no defiendo ni siquiera una segunda ronda. En estos momentos me queda defender 40 puntos, la diferencia de la semis y si sigo ganando acá la superaría, después me queda sólo cuarta ronda del US Open que es bastante difícil, pero después nada más", indicó.

"Creo que el año ha sido muy positivo, podría haber sido mucho mejor si en los torneos grandes hubiese jugado mejor, pero lamentablemente no jugué tan bien y tuve mala suerte en los cuadros. Pero estoy bien, salí por ahí en el ATP como el jugador que más partidos ha ganado en arcilla y eso me deja muy feliz", agregó.

El adversario del campeón olímpico por el paso a la final de Amersfoort será el español Rubén Ramírez Hidalgo (62º), un jugador que a su juicio ha crecido bastante, pero que de todas maneras confía en derrotar.

"Hoy lo vi jugar, está muy bien, sólido, como todos los españoles corre mucho y está pasando por el mejor momento de su carrera. No es el mismo jugador que hace dos años atrás, pero yo estoy jugando bien, la cancha está rápida, la pelota está volando mucho y creo que quizás tengo más tiros ganadores y eso es importante en una semifinal y sobre todo tengo la experiencia de haber jugado ya varias semifinales", analizó Massú.

El duelo con el hispano será a las 06:00 horas (10:00 GMT) de este sábado. (Cooperativa.cl)

NicoFan
07-21-2006, 11:19 PM
Here's the translation.

I'm so happy that he's happy too! :) :woohoo:

The number two of Chile was shown very satisfied with their victory on Spanish Carlos Moyá and indicated that their good moment and greater experience give large options to conquer to Rubén Ramirez Hidalgo. The voice of Nicolas Massú (37º) in the dialogue with Al Air Free in Cooperative revealed an enormous satisfaction after the triumph on Spanish Carlos Moyá (41º), that was worth the step to the semifinals of the tournament of Amersfoort.

The viañmarino considered that this was the best of the three matches that he has played during the week in the Dutch clay, especially by the category of the rival one.

"I had played with him in Buenos Aires (in February), a very long match, where I had lost 7-6 the third, but the truth is that today (Friday) I played very well, I am very pleased. I rose the level regarding the other two matches, to beat him is super difficult, and I am happy to be in semifinals again", indicated Massú in allusion to that by third time is put to the round of the four better.

Massú optimist was shown with what comes in the season, therefore he defends few points from here on.

"I defend almost nothing, if the account is removed only I have the semifinals of Kitzbühel and 4th round of the US Open, later is finished and I do not defend not even a second round. In these moments it remains me to defend 40 points, the difference of the semis and if I continue winning here would surpass it, later quarter round of the US Open remains for me that is quite difficult, but later nothing more", indicated.

"I believe that the year has been very positive, would be able to have been a lot better if in the large tournaments had played better, but sadly I did not play so well and I had evil luck in the draw. But I am well, I left over there in the ATP as the player that more matches has won on clay and that leaves me very happy", added.

The adversary of the Olympic champion by the step to the end of Amersfoort will be Spanish Rubén Ramírez Hidalgo (62º), a player that in his judgment has grown enough, but that of all ways trusts in defeating.

"Today I saw him play, he is very well, solid, as all the Spaniards runs a lot and is passing for the best moment of its career. He is not the same player that two years ago behind, but I am playing well, the court is fast, the ball is flying a lot and I believe that perhaps I have more winning shots and that is important in a semifinal and above all I have the experience of to have played already several semifinals", analyzed Massú.

NicoFan
08-14-2006, 04:46 PM
Interview with Hans in Radio Cooperativa:

Fratricidal sorrow they will have this week the Chilean Fernando González (13º) and Nicolas Massú (40º) in the Masters Series of Cincinatti, where the two better national racquets will collide in the first round in a match that according to the captain of the team of Cup Davis, Hans Gildemeister, will be closed since they are known by memory.

"It is a difficult match and that have them touched in the first return is evil, because one remains on the road immediately. They are players that are known a lot, of very small that they are playing together, thus is that is a match that either can win, in spite of the fact that Fernando has had better results in the last two tournaments. But Nicolas knows the enough", the former number said 12 of the world in dialogue with Cooperative.cl

"It is a tight match, above all because Fernando can come a little tired of the tournament of Toronto (he arrived at semifinals), but he is a good match level and Nicolas, despite to have lost in the first return before (Rafael) Nadal, a very good encounter did him", added the coach of the players in Cup Davis.

Gildemeister explained that each time that have collided Massú and González have starred in stable matches.


"Provided that they have played among them, have played close matches and Nicolas won in the last one in Vina when the favorite was Fernando, so any he can win", he declared.

It consulted regarding if a special motivation exists by playing before a countryman abroad, Gildemeister explains that "one is playing for the points, trying to rise in the ranking, but they are very friends and they are going to treat of doing a good tennis match, where sadly he has to gain one just, but obviously he is not good that have him touched in the first return".

"One wants to try to show that is playing better than the other, and that is normal", explained.

Plan 2007 for Cup Davis

With relation to the edition 2007 of the contest by the Davis Cup, Gildemeister declared that is found working to the wait of the drawing that carried out the International Confederacy (ITF) after the repechajes to be played in September.

"I have spoken with Nicolas and Fernando, also with the Confederacy (of Chile), and we are expecting the drawing that will be in September. We are 10 in the ranking and we would be able to remain nine, for which we would not be head of series and would touch us with three teams at home and there is to see with who touches us to seek where we would play", explained.

"One must plan with time. With United States, Australia and Russia would be in Chile, and with Argentina, of visit, and the others in drawing. France, Spain and Germany... depends a lot of the drawing, and if the luck helps us we can play here and that gives us more possibilities", sentenced the captain, that was shown in agreement with the performance exhibited by the national tennis players.

"I am very please by the level that are showing Fernando and Nicolas, and Paul (Capdeville) that has had good tournaments, as in Los Angeles", said. (Cooperative.cl)

kidnicky
08-14-2006, 05:10 PM
thanks for the article NicoFan .... woow! is good to read that finally Hans said something good about Nico :lol: and that he's giving to him good chances for this match, and I agree, the advantage that Nico has is that both of them know each other pretty well and it's true, Fernando was favorite in Viña and I guess that it's favorite again now for the great weeks that he has had ... anyway we'll see what happens, I just wish that some miracle would happen to avoid this match but it doesn't seem to happen :sad:

And again Hans saying that Nico did a great match against Rafa, if Hans said it then it was more than a good match for Nico :rolls: .... he could do it! I believe in you Nico!!!

NicoFan
08-14-2006, 05:16 PM
And he said also that Fernando might be tired. I had thought the same thing. Fernando has played in 3 straight tournaments where he's done well. And he usually takes time off after 2-3 tournaments. So we'll see - time will tell. :lol:

kidnicky
08-14-2006, 05:30 PM
yes, time will tell but just for the record ... Fernando, Nico really needs a win this time so I'm sorry to be rooting against you but Nico is Nico :p

zine56
08-14-2006, 06:33 PM
if Nico wins i'll have to kill him myself... i'm still on the "Pick'Em" Contest :p

NicoFan
08-14-2006, 06:43 PM
if Nico wins i'll have to kill him myself... i'm still on the "Pick'Em" Contest :p

I think Nico winning is a little more important that your Pick 'Em contest. :rolleyes:

His entire rest of the season depends on what happens in Cincy and the US Open.

kidnicky
08-14-2006, 07:01 PM
Sorry Zine but if you want to kill him for winning, then you'd have to pass over my dead body before doing that :p ... and since I want him to win this so much because he needs it so much, you can count that you'd have to kill me before killing Nico :aplot:

Yes .... I'm a big Nico's fan and I love it :rocker2:

zine56
08-14-2006, 08:11 PM
great... i try to make a funny comment and got bashed by the Nicofans... :p... "chillax" girls ... God knows what he's doing.... who knows? maybe Nico can win this or do better in the next tournament and if is not meant to be this season will be the next season.... as long Nico and Gaby keep up the good work the results will come... we all know that... :shrug:

kidnicky
08-14-2006, 10:36 PM
I know Zine :p and believe it or not, I'm more calmn now than I was when the Viña match .... I just want that these kind of matches would never happen again :awww: and I know that Nico will be at the top again is just that it's so frustrating to see that the bad luck in draws, ruins all the hardwork that he has done this year, anyway the best of luck for Nico tomorrow! :banana:

zine56
08-14-2006, 11:24 PM
.... I just want that these kind of matches would never happen again :awww:

i know! :awww:... a part of me says ...

"uh! another :shout: draw for Nico"http://hain.umag.cl/~rovando/emo/TFR236.gif....

And the other side of me (the chilean fanatic) says

"this is going to be a great battle... i can't wait!!! " http://hain.umag.cl/~rovando/emo/TFR310A.gif

kidnicky
08-14-2006, 11:30 PM
I'm more agree with the first part of you Zine :lol: .... and I know that it's going to be a great match but still I'd preffer not to have both of them facing each other, is just not fair :mad:

NicoFan
08-16-2006, 03:02 PM
From latercera.cl:

Nicolas Massú did a space wets fault (???) after falling for a double one 6-4 before Fernando González in the first round of the Masters Series of Cincinnati, al to assume that is being mistaken in moments that should not do it.

"I am playing well enough, but something is passing me and I have to correct it. In the important moments I am myself equivoando, I am playing well and in the points I play badly", began saying.

"I mistake me two or three exactly important times and I lose the match, as passed me today. I had a break point and fail in some easy balls. I have to improve that because there I am losing", continued in its story.

Nevertheless, the "Vampire" was shown confident in raising head in the tournaments that come in front. I am not with luck, but the luck is sought and I I am seeking it".

zine56
08-16-2006, 04:04 PM
From latercera.cl:

Nicolas Massú did a space wets fault (???)

Nico did a clear "Mea Culpa" <--- "My Faults" (like an Introspection)

*Ljubica*
08-16-2006, 04:19 PM
Hi guys. Don't know whether this is the right thread to put this in - but a friend of mine who was in Cinci this last few days, tells me that Gaby Markus was working with Marat Safin there :eek: She didn't get a chance to ask him if this was a permanent thing or whether he was just helping Marat out for one tournament :shrug: - but I thought you would like to know. Don't get too stressed though - I'm sure it doesn't mean that anything is wrong between Gaby and Nico - he was just helping out I expect.

kidnicky
08-16-2006, 04:21 PM
thanks for the article NicoFan :yeah: you're very brave to read the chilean press today, I said to myself that I won't do that until probably the next week :p

And in the first paragraph the reporter used "mea culpa" I think that it's kind of a saying, I've heard about that but I can't remember now from where it comes from.

Poor Nico :sad: he said that he has no luck but still he's confiden in the way that he's playing and that he's looking for the good look :D ... is good to know that he's possitive though :hug: and he knows that he's playing well but that he's having problems in important moments and that he has to fix that :yeah:

Love ya Nico!!!! :kiss:

zine56
08-16-2006, 04:26 PM
Hi guys. Don't know whether this is the right thread to put this in - but a friend of mine who was in Cinci this last few days, tells me that Gaby Markus was working with Marat Safin there :eek: She didn't get a chance to ask him if this was a permanent thing or whether he was just helping Marat out for one tournament :shrug: - but I thought you would like to know. Don't get too stressed though - I'm sure it doesn't mean that anything is wrong between Gaby and Nico - he was just helping out I expect.

:scared:... that can't be good... according to Tursunov Nico And Marat don't get along well....

zine56
08-16-2006, 04:30 PM
And in the first paragraph the reporter used "mea culpa" I think that it's kind of a saying, I've heard about that but I can't remember now from where it comes from.


oh sure .... just ignore my previous post completely...be my guest... LOL :lol: :haha:... "let's just ignore this Nico-hater huh?".. :crying2:..snif snif

http://hain.umag.cl/~rovando/emo/TFR4CC.gif

kidnicky
08-16-2006, 04:37 PM
zine :haha: I didn't see your post after I posted .... I'm sorrrrrry!!!!! I'm not ignoring you and I know that you're not a Nico hater :hug:

And don't worry, Tursonov said that on the blog but as a joke, Marat and Nico get along pretty well!! NicoFan and myself saw it in Toronto, they practiced in courts next to each other one day and Nico and Marat were laughing and joking all the time, Nico kept making Marat laugh while Nico was resting from his practice ... Tursonov actually said that they're *fighting* for the first turn for the massage :p

I'm not worried about that, Nico and Gaby are okay!!! is just that it seems that Gaby likes to try to help other players that are kind of "complicated" Lol!! don't take it bad ok!!

NicoFan
08-16-2006, 04:40 PM
Rosie - thanks for the news about Gaby and Marat.

I'm sure he's just helping Marat out. Gaby and Nico were getting along fine when we saw them in Toronto. And Gaby was coaching an Argentine in Toronto. I think he does extra jobs now and again at other tournaments.

Nico and Marat were fine in Toronto too - Marat was practicing in a court next to Nico's, and they were talking and smiling. Didn't look like they were ready to punch each other out. ;) :lol:

And gracias to both Zine and Kid for the explanation of the translation. :lol:

NicoFan
08-16-2006, 04:41 PM
:haha: Kid! We posted at the same time - and about the same thing too! :lol:

kidnicky
08-16-2006, 04:50 PM
oh no NicoFan I beated you for 3 minutes :haha: .... at least you're not saying me the same as zine, that I ignored your post :lol:

I don't know why people keep thinking that Nico doesn't get along with certain players, the boy gets along with everybody!!! the boy practiced with Lleyton Hewitt!!! and I don't have anything against Lleyton but everybody knows that he isn't an easy going and if Nico gets along with him he gets along with EVERYBODY!!!! :lol:

NicoFan
08-16-2006, 04:53 PM
Yup, you did beat me by 3 minutes! :lol:

Yeah, Nico was fine with Lleyton - and he and Kid and Rosie's favorite, Coria, even get along. :eek: :haha:

kidnicky
08-16-2006, 04:58 PM
yep I forgot to give the biggest example that Nico gets along with everybody ... Coria yikes!!! :scared: .... I need to talk with Nico about that "friendship" :lol:

kidnicky
08-24-2006, 02:32 PM
Article of Nico talking about his draw for the USO ... You gotta love this boy :lol: ... he says "finally I got an accesible draw" :rolls: we know Nico! We're celebrating for that :p ... and it's good to know that he knows that this week in New Haven will hep his confidence a lot :hug:

The article in spanis 'cause my translator sucks :p and there's an audio too! ;)

Massú y su debut en el US Open: "Al fin tengo un sorteo accesible"

El viñamarino recibió de buena manera la noticia de enfrentar al italiano Davide Sanguinetti en primera ronda del Abierto de EE.UU., un rival que calificó de "difícil, pero ganable".

Satisfecho con tener por fin un sorteo favorable en un torneo "grande" se mostró el número dos nacional, Nicolás Massú (40º), tras conocer que su rival en primera ronda del US Open será el italiano Davide Sanguinetti.

"Ustedes saben que no me gusta ver por cuál lado voy, solamente sé que juego con Sanguinetti. En el papel al fin tengo un sorteo más accesible, donde puedo ir agarrando confianza. Estos partidos que he ganado esta semana también me van a servir", señaló el cuartofinalista de New Haven en diálogo con Al Aire Libre en Cooperativa.

"Lamentablemente este año me ha tocado casi siempre con top ten en primera ronda y las veces que no fueron top ten fueron jugadores como (Andy) Murray en Wimbledon, que son especialistas. Entonces de repente en la primera es difícil agarrar confianza, pero por lo menos tengo un partido con Sanguinetti que lo conozco, un partido difícil también, pero ganable", agregó.

Massú dijo que la clave para destacar en el US Open será estar muy enfocado y que el hecho de tener una buena semana en New Haven le servirá bastante.

"Tengo que estar concentrado y con la confianza que he agarrado esta semana, me va a servir mucho y entro con mucha fe", sostuvo.

El viñamarino derrotó este miércoles en el certamen estadounidense al finlandés Jarkko Nieminen (15º) y este jueves buscará el paso a semifinales contra el argentino Agustín Calleri (32º).

RogiFan88
08-24-2006, 03:51 PM
Nice to hear Nico say that this week in NH has given him the confidence he needs going into the USO! Muy bien, Nico!! He knows he'll have to concentrate and focus for USO and that Sanguinetti is tough opponent but one he can beat. ;)

doris_hdz
08-24-2006, 04:08 PM
ASI SE HABLA..JAJJAJAJA...VAMOS NICOOOOO!!"!!!!!

NicoFan
08-24-2006, 06:58 PM
Here's the translation for the article:

"Finally I have an accessible drawing"

The viñamarino received of good way the news to face al Italian Davide Sanguinetti in the first round of the Open one of United States, a rival one that qualified as "difficult, but winnable".

Satisfied with considering end a favorable drawing in a big tournament was shown the number two national, Nicolas Massú (40º), after knowing that its rival one in the first round of the US Open for will be the Italian Davide Sanguinetti.

"You know that I do not like to see for which side I go, only I know that I play with Sanguinetti. On paper finally I have a more accessible drawing, where I can go getting confidence. These match that I have won this week also are going to serve myself", indicated the quarter-finalist of New Haven.

"Sadly this year has touched me almost always with top have in the first round and the times that were not top have were players like (Andy) Murray in Wimbledon, that are specialists. Then suddenly in the first one is difficult to get confidence, but at least I have a party with Sanguinetti that I know it, a difficult match also, but winner", added.

Massú said that the key to emphasize in the US Open for will be to be very focused and that the fact to have a good week in New Haven will serve him enough.

"I have to be concentrated and with the confidence that I have got this week, is going to serve me a lot and I enter with a lot of faith", maintained.

The viñamarino defeated this Wednesday in the American contest al Finnish Jarkko Nieminen (15º) and this Thursday will seek the step to semifinals against the Argentine Augustine Calleri (32º).

NicoFan
08-25-2006, 11:22 AM
Our poor sweetie - sounds upset after the loss to Calleri. A big :hug: and :kiss: for Nico!

From latercera.cl:

Very bothered with his play this late one was shown the national tennis player Nicolas Massú, after remaining eliminated of the ATP of New Haven, after falling before the Argentine Augustine Calleri.

The viñamarino carried out a critical fort to its assignment, assuring that the result passed by mistake fundamental, especially in the epilogue of the commitment.

"It was a difficult match that again I lost making mistakes al final. I am a little got angry therefore, therefore to arrive 5-4 in the third one set and in the last play to do two double fault and a right done not force after so much fight is difficult to assume it", indicated.

One of the objectives that the Chilean was proposed is to improve exactly those blows in the term of the matches, what will permit him "to clasp" the results.

"They tried to be improving in the last six weeks the errors that commit in the important moments of the matches and today I did the same thing. I had two 0-30 in the third one set and them did not I take advantage of and later finished me breaking", continued.

Looking at the US Open

In spite of the elimination of today, the second national racquet already began to prepare mentally in which will be its participation in the US Open for, where he expects to carry out a noticeable participation.

"I am playing well and if achievement to concentrate on those points (important) I have enough opportunities in the US Open for".

"I am with many desires and they are a pair of things that have to improve to win the matches and thus to think about winning championships", finalized.

kidnicky
08-25-2006, 01:13 PM
thanks for the article NicoFan ... and well who wouldn't be pissed after that lost?? I'm still mad for that and I didn't know that he made 2 double faults in the last game, I'm sure that that Calleri jerk putt spells on the boys or something like that :p

But is good to know that he knows where he is having the problems and we've seen that he's working so hard fixing this problems, so I'm very confident for the next week and I'm glad that he is as well :yeah:

Vamoooos Nico!!! :rocker2:

kidnicky
08-29-2006, 04:10 AM
Article about Nico's victory in La Tercera .... again NicoFan has to help us with the translator :p

It seems that Nico was "mad" at himself like he always does, he's so cute :hug:

Massú: "Para el próximo partido estaré mucho mejor"
El viñamarino destacó su paso a la segunda ronda del US Open, en un duelo donde repitió las recrminaciones hacia su persona. "Son sensaciones del momento", explicó

Lo que más destacó Nicolás Massú en su victoria sobre el italiano Davide Sanguinetti (6-7, 6-4, 6-4 y 6-4) fue el hecho de instalarse en la segunda ronda del Abierto de Estados Unidos.

"Lo importante es que ya pasé la primera barrera y para el próximo partido me voy a sentir mucho mejor", declaró tras su victoria la segunda raqueta nacional desde Flushing Meadows.

Sin embargo, pese a la victoria, el viñamarino comenzó bastante errático, situación que provocó constantes insultos contra sí mismo, en una tónica de la persnalidad del "Vampiro".

"Cuando estás enojado, a uno le cuesta controlarse, estás más tenso y ya no puedes ser tan preciso", explicó Massú, quien adelantó que pretende mejorar esta situación en su partido de segunda vuelta.

"Pero no hay que darle tanta vuelta, son sensaciones del momento. Tengo claro que en el próximo partido tengo que estar concentrado", finalizó el chileno.

En esa instancia, el doble medallista olímpico enfrentará al ruso Mikhail Youzhny, un rival al que ha vencido en dos de las tres ocasiones que se han encontrado en el circuito.

kidnicky
08-29-2006, 04:14 AM
And this is a review from the match in radio cooperativa ... Tia Sonia always telling to his boy that he's playing well and that he shouldn't be so hard at himself :hug:

Love ya Nico!!! :kiss:

Sin sufrir no vale

Nicolás Massú tuvo que ponerse el overol y jugar un partido muy táctico, aunque deslucido para eliminar al italiano Davide Sanguinetti en la primera ronda del Abierto de Estados Unidos. Ganó en cuatro sets, pero se recriminó como si estuviese jugando uno de sus peores partido de la temporada.



Por Rodrigo Hernández, enviado especial al US Open



“Llevo una hora y media jugando horribleeeeee”, “un día juego bien, otro mal, es increíble”, grita Nicolás Massú en la cancha 12 de Flushing Meadows. Si alguien llega recién, de seguro, piensa que va perdiendo. Pero Massú no sólo está arriba dos sets a uno sino que tiene un quiebre a favor en el cuarto. Es decir, si mantiene su saque avanza a segunda ronda.

Las tribunas están llenas y hay un buen número de gente de pie. Es una pista absolutamente secundaria, sin televisión, ni asientos suficientes. Unas trescientas personas divididas en partes iguales a favor del viñamarino y el italiano Davide Sanguinetti, que está visiblemente quemado con las manifestaciones de apoyo hacia Massú.

El doble campeón olímpico está a un paso del triunfo, pero sigue autocrítico. “Estoy jugando un huevo, eh”, lanza con ironía. “Tranquilo mijito está jugando bien, ya va a ganar”, replica con tono maternal una señora desde la barra chilena donde Tía Sonia no quiere ser menos: “Vamos Nico, queda poco, vamos hijo”, agrega con la fe que la caracteriza.

Pero a Massú se le escapan tres puntos de quiebre para ponerse 5 a 2 en el quinto. Y la cuenta se estrecha. Hay cambio de lado. El partido sigue tenso porque Sanguinetti acaba de hacer callar a la barra chilena y Massú se ríe con nerviosismo de las pelotas que devuelve el italiano y algunos errores propios.

“¿Y si gritamos otro ceacheí?, propone alguien en la barra chilena. “Pero dale tú porque ya no tengo garganta”, suplica Tía Sonia que está pagando caro la exposición por más de tres horas a un ambiente donde la humedad supera el 80%.

El apoyo contribuye, Massú se da cuenta que está cerca del triunfo y se tranquiliza. Gana sus últimos dos saques con autoridad y se instala en la segunda vuelta del abierto neoyorkino donde ahora lo espera el ruso Mikhail Youzhny.

No hizo un partido brillante, pero tampoco fue un desastre. Simplemente tuvo que jugar en función del tenis defensivo del italiano y se sintió incómodo.

“Fue complicado porque la pelota venía siempre rasante y con poco bote entonces tenía que pegarle siempre debajo de la cintura”, dijo Massú.

Tenía razón. Sanguinetti con su estilo clásico, de golpes planos, desgastantes aunque no destructores, obligó Massú a jugar con tantos matices que terminó un poco enredado.

Famoso en el circuito por hacer deslucir a sus rivales, Sanguinetti sacó de sus casillas durante largos pasajes a Massú, pero no alcanzó a mermar su confianza.

“No hay que darle tantas vueltas al asunto, siempre habló en la cancha y me recrimino cuando las cosas no caminan, pero cómo voy a perder confianza si gané el partido, cuando uno vence la confianza no puede disminuir”, aseguró.

Quizá Massú hubiese querido ganar a punta de winners, con tiros en las líneas y decenas de aces, pero a todas luces no era el negocio ante un jugador que mientras más lo atacan más cómodo se siente.

El número dos de Chile supo acomodarse a las circunstancias y tuvo el mérito de sacar el partido adelante. Ahora, tiene que dar vuelta la página y olvidarse de las derechas fallidas o el set point que se le escapó en el primer set. Youzhny, es un tipo que ataca y lo hará sentir más cómodo aunque permanentemente bajo presión. Si le ganó en sets corridos a Dominik Hrbaty es porque está prendido y puede ponerlo en aprietos.

Poco importa la imagen de un Massú enrabiado dejando la cancha. Su clase le permite tener un plan de contingencia para cada partido. Sabe que no tiene un mal cuadro y que si llega a sortear a Youzhny la opción de avanzar nuevamente a octavos de final estaría a la vuelta de la esquina. Silenciosamente mientras todas las fichas están puestas en Fernando González. (Cooperativa.cl)

kidnicky
08-29-2006, 04:15 AM
NicoFan when you translate them I'll post them on the msn forum ;)

NicoFan
08-29-2006, 11:18 AM
Here's the translation from the first one:

What more emphasized Nicolas Massú in his victory on the Italian Davide Sanguinetti (6-7, 6-4, 6-4 and 6-4) was the fact to be installed in the second round of the US Open.

"What is important is that already I passed the first barrier and for the next match I am going to feel a lot better", declared after its victory the second racquet national from Flushing Meadows.

Nevertheless, despite the victory, the viñamarino began quite erratic, situation that caused constant insults against itself, in a tonic of the personality of the "Vampire".

"When you are angry, to one costs him to be controlled, are more tense and no longer can be so I need", explained Massú, who advanced that intends to improve this situation in his match of second round.

"But not one must give him so much return, are sensations of the moment. I have clear that in the next match I have to be concentrated", finalized the Chilean.

In that instance, the double Olympic medalist will face al Russian Mikhail Youzhny, a rival one al that has conquered in two of the three occasions that have been found in the circuit.

NicoFan
08-29-2006, 11:23 AM
Translation for the second one:

Without suffering does not be worth

Nicolas Massú had to be put the dungaree and to play a very tactical, although dull match to eliminate Italian Davide Sanguinetti in the first round of the US Open. He won in four sets, but reproached himself as if he was playing one of his worse matches of the season.

"I carry an hour and a half playing horribleeeeee", "a day I play well, another badly, is incredible", shouts Nicolas Massú in the court 12 of Flushing Meadows. If someone arrives recently, of insurance, he thinks that he goes losing. But Massú only he is not up two sets to one but he has a he break to favor in the room. That is to say, if he maintains his he remove he advances to the second round.

The tribunals are full and there is a good number of standing people. Is an absolutely secondary trail, without television, neither sufficient seats. Some three hundred people divided into equal parts in favor of the viñamarino and the Italian Davide Sanguinetti, that is visibly burned with the support toward Massú.

The double Olympic champion is to a step of the triumph, but continues self-critical. "I am playing an egg, eh", spear with irony. "Tranquil mijito is playing well, already is going to win", retorts with maternal tone a lady since the Chilean bar where Aunt Sonia does not want to be less: "We go Nico, he remains little, we go son", adds with the faith that characterizes it.

But to Massú they escape three points to break to be put 5 to 2 in the fifth one. And the account I are tightened. There is sideways change. The match continues tense because Sanguinetti has just caused to silence to the Chilean bar and Massú laughs with agitation of the balls that returns the Italian and some own errors.

"¿And if we shout another ceacheí?, proposes someone in the Chilean bar. "But give him because no longer I have throat", entreats Aunt Sonia that is paying expensive the exposition for more than three hours to an environment where the humidity surpasses the 80%.

The support contributes, Massú realizes that is near the triumph and calms down. It earns its last two remove with authority and is installed in the second return of the open one neoyorkino where now the Russian one expects it Mikhail Youzhny.

He didn't play a brilliant match, but was neither a disaster. Simply it had to play in function of the defensive tennis of the Italian and felt uncomfortable.

"It was complicated because the ball came always level and with little rowboat then had to hit him always under the waist", said Massú.

Was right. Sanguinetti with its classical style, of flat blows, desgastantes although not destructive, obliged Massú to play with so many shades that finished a little entangled.

Famous in the circuit by causing to tarnish to its rival, Sanguinetti removed of its booths during long passages to Massú, but did not reach to diminish its confidence.

"Not one must give him so many returns al matter, always spoke in the court and I reproach me when the things do not walk, but how do I be going to lose confidence if I win the match, when one conquers the confidence cannot diminish", assured.

Perhaps Massú had wanted to gain to tip of winners, with shots in the lines and scores of aces, but to all lights was not the business before a player that while more they attack it more comfortable feels.

The number two of Chile knew to be accommodated to the circumstances and had the merit to remove the match ahead. Now, it has to give return the page and to be forgot of the failed right or the set point that escaped him itself in the first one set. Youzhny, is a type that attacks and will cause feel it more comfortable although permanently low pressure. If it gained in sets they run to Dominik Hrbaty is because is lit and can put it in predicaments.

Little imports the image of a Massú enraged leaving the court. Its class permits him to have a plan of contingency for each party. It knows that does not have a badly picture and that if comes negotiate to Youzhny the option to advance again to quarterfinals would be to the return of the corner. Silently while all you put on file they are them put in Fernando González. (Cooperative.cl)

Alx
08-29-2006, 12:17 PM
Kid - Thanks for posting the articles. :hug:

Nicofan - Thanks for the translation. :hug:

ChinoRios4Ever
08-30-2006, 04:49 PM
THIS IS FANTASTIC

EL TENISTA Y SU FOLCLÓRICO GRUPO:
La íntima historia de Massú en NY

La "Tía Sonia" es apenas una parte de la cercana fanaticada que acompaña al dos de Chile. Sus amigos revelan capítulos insólitos de su estadía en Norteamérica.

La sala de jugadores del Masters Series de Toronto. Por un lado, el español Rafael Nadal, un fanático de la Fórmula Uno. Por el otro, un grupo con Nicolás Massú, su amigo Ernesto Orellana y Horacio Matta, el ayudante técnico de Hans Gildemeister en la Copa Davis. Matta usa gafas oscuras y Nadal cuchichea en catalán con un compatriota, porque cree que el chileno es el piloto australiano Mark Webber.

Orellana se percata del error y azuza a Matta para concretar el engaño. El ayudante del "Biónico" acepta. "¿Hablan de mí?", le pregunta a Nadal. "Sabía que tenía razón, tú eres Mark Webber. Hola, soy Rafael Nadal", dice el dos del mundo.

"Nadal se lo creyó todo", relata Orellana. "Matta lo invitó a dar una vuelta en un auto de Fórmula Uno y Nadal estuvo a punto de retirarse de un partido de dobles por hacerlo. En la noche, fuimos a la fiesta de jugadores y él ya sabía del engaño. Le hicimos con gestos como que movíamos el volante. Todavía se enoja cuando nos burlamos", dice.

Entremedio, Massú de testigo y muerto de la risa. De ese tono es la convivencia íntima del campeón olímpico, quien está con su familia y un puñado de buenos amigos en el US Open. Un choclón bastante folclórico, por cierto, en el que sólo está faltando Stefano, el entusiasta hermano menor.

Sin duda, Sonia Fried -la madre de Massú- lleva el pandero en el grupo con sus estrafalarias ideas (la última: ponerse un letrero electrónico en el sombrero, con frases de apoyo para su retoño), pero "Tito" Orellana también es otro integrante fundamental del grupo. Se trata de un chileno que tiene una flota de limosinas en Manhattan y que se hizo amigo de la familia precisamente en un US Open.

Desde entonces le ofrece alojamiento en Long Island a los tenistas chilenos que juegan en Estados Unidos. Por ahí han pasado Massú, William y Paul Capdeville y Adrián García. De hecho, la semana pasada organizó una comida con la familia del viñamarino y González. Pero de todos, Massú es el predilecto.

"No me pierdo ningún partido de él. Al Nico lo conozco bien. La semana pasada hizo un berrinche en New Haven a pesar de que le estaba ganando fácil a Boris Pashanski. Sólo se calmó cuando el rival también empezó a tirar la raqueta y a hacer más escándalo todavía. Nos miró y dijo: "Me cae bien este huevón porque es igual de loco que yo", relata Orellana.

Massú disfruta de la piscina y las canchas que Orellana tiene, pero hay días en que ni sale. "Es un poquito malcriado este Nico, pero lo queremos mucho. Hay días en que pierde en primera ronda y no habla por días. Pasa encerrado en la pieza con el computador sin decir palabra. Una vez lo sacamos a la fuerza y lo llevamos a un mall: se le olvidó todo cuando se metió a comprar ropa a una tienda. No hay nada que le guste más", relata Orellana, quien ahora quiere ponerle la camiseta de Colo Colo a Nadal.

William Capdeville ha sido testigo de esos períodos de ostracismo. "No hay que pescarlo, porque se le pasa solo". Y también habla de sus gustos, entre los que no faltan las cadenas aparatosas y las poleras ceñidas de marca. "El otro día fue con mi hermano Paul a una tienda que le hubiera encantado", bromea Capdeville.

FROM EL MERCURIO

:haha: :haha: :haha: :haha:

kidnicky
08-30-2006, 05:31 PM
No1Rios justo venia a ponerlo aqui en el foro :lol: .... NicoFan you need to translate this, is just greaaat!!! :rolls:

ChinoRios4Ever
08-30-2006, 05:33 PM
alguien q lo traduzca para los ENGLISH SPEAKERS PLIS

kidnicky
08-30-2006, 05:40 PM
Yo tengo traductor pero es malisimo :haha: mejor esperamos a NicoFan :p

doris_hdz
08-30-2006, 06:28 PM
jajaja..que divertidos los articulos..la tia sonia con ese cosa digital..toda moderna......lo unico malo es que Stefano no esta en el Us open.....buuuu..

gracias por poner los articulos estan wenos....

NicoFan
08-31-2006, 01:26 AM
Here's the translation. I don't like that he doesn't talk to people if he loses. :sad: Poor Nico. :hug:

Tia Sonia is barely a part of the nearby one fanaticada that accompanies al two of Chile. Its friends reveal unusual chapters of their stopover in North America.

The room of players of the Masters Series of Toronto. On the one hand, Spanish Rafael Nadal, a fanatic of the Formula One. By the other, a group with Nicolas Massú, its friend Ernesto Orellana and Horacio Matta, the technical assistant of Hans Gildemeister in the Cup Davis. Matta uses dark glasses and Nadal whispers in Catalonian with a countryman, because believes that the Chilean is the Australian pilot Mark Webber.

Orellana notices of the error and provokes to Matta to summarize the deceit. The assistant of the "Bionic" accepts. "¿They speak of me?", asks to Nadal. "It knew that was right, you are Mark Webber. Hello, I am Rafael Nadal", says the two of the world.

"Nadal it was believed all", relates Orellana. "Matta invited it to take a walk in a car of Formula One and Nadal was ready to be withdrawn of a doubles match by doing it. In the night, we went to the festival of players and he already knew about the deceit. We did him with gestures since we moved the steering wheel. Still it gets mad when we mock", says.

Intermission, Massú of witness and dead person of the laughter. Of that tone is the intimate contact of the Olympic champion, who is with their family and a handful of good friends in the US Open. A choclón quite folk, certainly, in which only is lacking Stefano, the enthusiastic smaller brother.

Without doubt, Sonia Fried -the mother of Massú- carries the tambourine in the group with his eccentric ideas (the last one: to be put an electronic sign in the hat, with phrases of support for his sprout), but "Tito" Orellana is also another fundamental member of the group. He is a matter of a Chilean that has a fleet of limousines in Manhattan and that friend of the family made exactly in an US Open.

Since then offers lodging in Long Island to the Chilean tennis players that play in the United States. Over there they have passed Massú, William and Paul Capdeville and Adrián Garcia. In fact, last week organized a food with the family of the viñamarino and González. But of all, Massú is the favorite one.

"I lose me no match of him. Al Nico I know it well. Last week did a rage in New Haven in spite of the fact that was winning easy to Boris Pashanski. Only it calmed when the rival one also began to throw the racquet and to do more scandal still. It looked at us and said: "It falls me well this lazy one because is equal of lunatic that I", relates Orellana.

Massú enjoys the pool and the courts that Orellana has, but there are days in which neither leaves. "It is a little bit one spoiled this Nico, but we want him a lot. There are days in which he loses in the first round and he does not speak for days. He passes enclosed in the piece with the computer without saying word. Once we remove him by force and we carry him to a mall: he was forgot him all when he was put to buy clothes to a store. He not to have swum that he like more", he relates Orellana, who now he wants to put him the t-shirt of Colo Colo to Nadal.

William Capdeville has been a witness of those periods of ostracism. "Not one must fish it, because him he is passed alone". And also he speaks of their inclinations, among the ones that do not they lack the ostentatious chains and the tight t-shirts of mark. "The other day was with my brother Paul to a store that there was him delighted", jokes Capdeville.

zine56
08-31-2006, 01:37 AM
Here's the translation. I don't like that he doesn't talk to people if he loses. :sad: Poor Nico. :hug:

me too :hug:... he suffers a lot inside the court.. just like Gaudio don't u think? LOL :angel: ....

NicoFan
08-31-2006, 03:00 AM
me too :hug:... he suffers a lot inside the court.. just like Gaudio don't u think? LOL :angel: ....

He is a lot like Gaston. They both suffer. Poor guys. :hugs:

I forgot to say - I saw the hat that Tia Sonia has with the electronic sign on it...so funny! I'll have to get closer to see what its flashing.

kidnicky
08-31-2006, 03:47 AM
You definetly have to see what the big signs says NicoFan :lol:

Well you guys are right, Gaston and Nico suffer a lot on court but actually I think that our chico's temper is what make us love him and suport him that much :hug: :hug:

Definetly, I'd be exactly as Nico :rolls:

Hey NicoFan, don't think that I've forgotten that you've things to ask to Tia Sonia :haha:

Sparko1030
08-31-2006, 05:28 AM
Awww Nico :hug: It must just be his way of dealing with dissapointment. I doubt he would like everyone knowing now though! :lol:

enqvistfan
08-31-2006, 06:31 PM
Article in Lun with short interview :)

kidnicky
08-31-2006, 10:10 PM
Thanks for posting the article Val :hug:

NicoFan
09-01-2006, 01:41 AM
From Radio Cooperativa:

After the hard fall before Mikhail Youzhny in the second round of the US Open, the Chilean abandonment to see its impotence, although clarified that will continue fighting for scaling positions in the ranking of the ATP.

The loss for 7-5, 7-6 (6), 4-6, 3-6 and 0-6 before the Russian Mikhail Youzhny (54º of the ATP) penetrated depth in Nicolas Massú (41º), who after the fall before the player Muscovite expressed that he feels destroyed, although announced that will seek to be recovered provided to return to its better tennis.

"A match not the life can change you. I cannot tell you that I am happy, I am destroyed: I lost in the US Open, I lost a match that must have won, but I have to continue fighting. One has to continue, I cannot throw the towel. I am uncomfortable, because thought that I won it", explained with impotence the number two of Chile.

Beyond the punctual rout in Flushing Meadows, Massú explained that along all the season of the American cement felt uncomfortable.

"Do not I feel playing badly, only I feel playing al tennis. When I was in Amersfoort, against (Carlos) Moya and (Rubén) Ramírez Hidago, was playing my better tennis, but if we are speaking of the last five weeks and since we begin in cement, I have not felt of the all well. I have had good matches, as today, but in some moment of the encounter I lost the focus, and that he has been me carrying to lose it", he explained the viñamarino.

"When he was 3-2 up I threw three right for was and later it did not I put more. And if I did not hit to the two hand backhand, he was because did not he feel it well", added the double Olympic champion.

"Beyond the moment, one always wants to win, but are hard blows that the tennis gives you", sentenced Massú, who will lose various places in the ranking since he was not to defend the quarterfinals obtained in 2005. (Cooperative.cl)

kidnicky
09-01-2006, 03:56 AM
thanks for that NicoFan :hug:

Sparko1030
09-01-2006, 06:18 AM
:sad: :hug: Nico....maybe its a good thing he's going back to Chile for awhile now.

ChinoRios4Ever
09-01-2006, 04:54 PM
TRANSLATION FOR THIS PLEASE!!!!

Día maldito

Massú perdió por 5-7, 6-7, 6-4, 6-3 y 6-0 ante el ruso Mikhail Youzny un partido que tenía dominado, pero se distrajo y se fue por el despeñadero. Sólo una actuación sobresaliente en Madrid o Paris lo pondría de vuelta entre los 30 mejores del mundo.

Por Rodrigo Hernández, enviado especial a Nueva York

Tía Sonia estaba particularmente preocupada. Le habían dicho que el ruso Mikhail Youzhny era un tipo complicado, que producto de las lesiones tenía un ranking mentiroso (54º) y podía poner en aprietos a su hijo. Pero la mamá del doble campeón olímpico quería creer, a toda costa, en el triunfo de Nicolás.

¿Tú crees que gana?, me preguntó con unas ganas enormes de que la respuesta fuese afirmativa, mientras se instalaba en el mismo escaño de la cancha 12 donde el lunes vio el triunfo sobre el italiano Davide Sanguinetti.



"Está súper parejo, pero tiene harta opción", le dije sin ánimo de arruinar sus expectativas, aunque sabiendo que el ruso venía de arrollar a Dominik Hrbaty y era peligroso en cancha dura. "Ay, ojalá, sería tan bueno", exclamó con una mezcla de angustia y desahogo, al tiempo que seguía su cábala: sentarse detrás de su marido y a un costado de Mery, amiga portuguesa.



Todos quienes estábamos ahí queríamos que Massú avanzara a tercera ronda, pero, al menos en mi caso, tenía consciencia que se trataba de un partido abierto, de dos estilos muy distintos, pero de fuerzas muy parejas.



Pobre Sonia. Sufrió lo indecible. Primero porque Nicolás tuvo que jugar al límite los dos primeros sets para adelantarse por 7-5 y 7-6. Un resultado que en un torneo del circuito regular le hubiese significado una magnífica victoria. Y después, porque vivió una larga pesadilla desde que dejó escapar una ventaja de 3-1 en el tercer set hasta perder por 6-0 en el quinto.



"No sé qué me está pasando, pierdo el foco y me voy del partido. No es primera vez que me pasa, hace un tiempo que me está ocurriendo. En esta gira por Norteamérica me sucedió varias veces y, la verdad, no tengo explicación", diría luego el número dos de Chile.



Durante dos horas y 17 minutos el viñamarino jugó un partido perfecto. Cometió escasos errores no forzados, matizó inteligentemente el revés cortado con tiros agresivos a dos manos y pegó el derecho tanto plano como con efecto a distintos ángulos de la cancha. Fueron 137 minutos impecables donde su único punto feble fue el servicio, que el ruso quebró en cuatro oportunidades.



Ese 7-5, 7-6 y 3-1 marcó un antes y un después en el partido. Y en el estado emocional de Massú. Un partido tan bien encaminado que se torció de improviso por cuatro derechas malas y un par de dobles faltas: la distancia entre el cielo y el infierno. "Quise arriesgar, me la jugué y terminé equivocándome. El, en cambio, creció y se afirmó. Es difícil expresar lo que siento, estoy muy amargado", confesó acto seguido.



Al igual que en el abierto de Australia, Massú perdió en cinco sets un partido de trámite favorable. Pero esta vez la caída fue tanto o más dolorosa, quizá comparable a la derrota con Radek Stepanek (6-7, 7-6, 7-5) en la tercera del Masters Series de Miami. Es que en tierra derecha de la temporada desperdiciar ocasiones como esta duele, y mucho.



Hoy por hoy, Nicolás tiene un atrape que no es tenístico sino mental. Está jugando aceptablemente y durante el año tuvo grandes momentos -jugó cuatro finales en arcilla y fue el tenista con más triunfos sobre esa superficie-, pero en su cabeza algo no está funcionando cuando debe cerrar los partidos. ¿Grave o no? Preocupante por lo reiterado, pero perfectamente reversible para un jugador experimentado, y cuya mayor virtud es su claridad para afrontar tácticamente los partidos.



Massú no lo dice, pero está desolado. Es un tipo ganador y quería cerrar el año entre los 20 primeros del mundo. Aún podría conseguirlo con una actuación descollante en los Masters Series de Madrid y París, pero está sujeto a un buen sorteo -no será cabeza de serie- y triunfos en las rondas iniciales que lo provean de confianza necesaria para ir por el asalto mayor.



"Tengo que levantar la cabeza y enfocarme en los torneos que vienen. En París he hecho tercera ronda un par de veces y en Madrid llegué a la final con menos experiencia. Es un momento difícil, pero tengo la fuerza necesaria para reponerme. En estos momentos no pienso en el ranking, sólo pienso en dejar atrás este tipo de derrotas", comentó, consciente de su real problema.



Este viernes será un día especial para Massú. Esta en pleno Nueva York, la capital del mundo, y sin tener nada que hacer. No fue programado en dobles junto a Juan Ignacio Chela y prometió no venir al club para intentar despejarse. "Nico", vete de shopping por Manhattan, sube al Umpire State y cómete un perro caliente en la Quinta Avenida. Olvida que te está costando cerrar los partidos y vuelve con todo a entrenar. Tal como prometiste cuando las grabadoras se habían apagado y te fuiste caminando por el pasillo.

kidnicky
09-01-2006, 05:10 PM
shit!!! I'm going to cry again!!! :bigcry: :sobbing: .... Nico!! :hug: :hug:

You're a warrior!! and you always will be!!!! :worship:

Vamoooooos Nico!!!!!!! :fiery:

LOVELY
09-01-2006, 05:19 PM
Nico :hug:

Alx
09-01-2006, 05:32 PM
Nico http://smileys.sur-la-toile.com/repository/Amour/smack.gif

NicoFan
09-01-2006, 11:00 PM
Now I know why I didn't see him in practice today - I hope he had a wonderful day shopping and having fun in NY. And tonight too since I highly doubt he'll play tomorrow - its supposed to rain very hard on Saturday.

Translation:

Bad day

Massú lost for 5-7, 6-7, 6-4, 6-3 and 6-0 before the Russian one Mikhail Youzny a party that had dominated, but was distracted and went for the crag. Only an outstanding action in Madrid or Paris would put it of return among the 30 better than the world.

Aunt Sonia was particularly worried. They had said that the Russian one Mikhail Youzhny was a complicated type, that product of the wounds had a ranking lying (54º) and could put in predicaments to its son. But the mom of the double Olympic champion wanted to believe, at any cost, in the triumph of Nicolas.

You believe that he earns?, he asked me with some enormous desires that the answer were affirmative, while was installed in the same seat of the court 12 where Monday saw the triumph on the Italian one Davide Sanguinetti.

"It is super partner, but has enough option", I told without spirit to ruin his expectations, although knowing that the Russian came from rolling to Dominik Hrbaty and he was dangerous in hard court. "Oh, I hope, he would be so good", he exclaimed with a mixture of anguish and relief, al time that continued his intrigue: to be sat down behind his husband and to a side of Mery, Portuguese friend.

All who we were there we wanted that Massú advanced to third round, but, al less in my case, had awareness that was a matter of an open party, of two very different styles, but of forces very couples.

Poor Sonia. Suffered the unmentionable thing. First because Nicolas had to play al limit the two first sets to be advanced for 7-5 and 7-6. A result that in a tournament of the circuit to regulate him meaning a magnificent victory. And later, because a long nightmare lived since left to escape an advantage of 3-1 in the third one set until losing for 6-0 in the fifth one.

"Do not I know what is passing me, I lose the focus and I let go of the match. It is not first time that passes me, a time ago that is occurring me. In this tour by North America happened me several times and, the truth, I do not have explanation", the number would say then two of Chile.

For two hours and 17 minutes the viñamarino played a perfect match. It committed scarce errors done not force, qualified intelligently the cut reverse with aggressive shots to two hands and hit the so much flat as effective right to different angles of the court. They were 137 impeccable minutes where its only point feble was the service, that the Russian broke in four opportunities.

That 7-5, 7-6 and 3-1 it marked a before and a later in the match. And in the emotional state of Massú. A match so well directed that was twisted of unforeseen for four bad right and a pair of double faults: the distance between the sky and the hell.

"I wanted to risk, I played it me and I finished mistaking me. The, on the other hand, grew and was affirmed. It is difficult to express what I feel, I am very embittered", confessed immediately afterwards.

Al the same as in the Australian Open, Massú lost in five sets a match of favorable procedure. But this time the fall was so much or more painful, perhaps comparable to the rout with Radek Stepanek (6-7, 7-6, 7-5) in the third one of the Masters Series of Miami. It is that in right land of the season to waste occasions as this hurts, and a lot.

Today for the present, Nicolas has a he trap that he is not tenístico but mental. He is playing acceptably and during the year he had large moments -he played four ends in clay and was the tennis player with more triumphs on that surface-, but in its head something is not functioning when should close the matches. Serious or not? Worrying by the repeated thing, but perfectly reversible for an experienced player, and whose greater virtue is its clarity to confront tactically the matches.

Massú does not say it, but is desolate. Is a winning type and wanted to close the year among the 20 first of the world. Still it would be able to obtain it with an outstanding action in the Masters Series of Madrid and Paris, but is subject to a good drawing -will not be head of series- and triumphs in the initial rounds that provide it of necessary confidence to go for the greater robbery.

"I have to raise the head and to focus me in the tournaments that come. In Paris I have done third round a couple of times and in Madrid I arrived at the end with less experience. It is a difficult moment, but I have the necessary force to replace me. In these moments I do not think about the ranking, only I think about leaving behind this type of routs", he commented, conscious of his real problem.

This Friday will be a special day for Massú. This in full New York, the capital of the world, and without having nothing that to do. It was not planned in double next to Juan Ignacio Chela and promised not to come al club to try to be cleared. "Nico", you see you of shopping by Manhattan, al rises Umpire State and eat you a hot dog in the Fifth Avenue. It forgets that is costing you to close the matches and returns with all to coach. Just as you promised when the recorders had themselves dull and were you walking for the walkway.

Sparko1030
09-02-2006, 04:42 AM
Thanks for the article Nicofan. I hope Nico enjoyed NYC!

doris_hdz
09-02-2006, 06:57 PM
VAMOS nICO ...TU PUEDES....DESPEJATE Y VERAS QUE VAS A GANAR LOS PARTIDOS...

VAMOS NICO......POBRE TIA SONIA......TANTO QUE HABRA SUFRIDO....Y NOSOTRSO TAMBIEN....JAJAJA

NicoFan
09-02-2006, 09:49 PM
Article in Radio Cooperativa - good to hear him so positive. But I wish he would say why he's not playing at all in September - I still have no clue why he would do something like that....it makes absolutely no sense at all. :shrug:

From Radio Cooperativa:

The viñamarino declared that is found playing good level and optimist in the possibility of adding confidence was shown in which he reduces of season.

In the middle of the incessant rain that is dropped in New York and that he impedes the normal development of the US Open, the Chilean Nicolas Massú (41º of the ATP) wait that the haste abate to enter to play in the picture of double, although in its mind still wanders the loss before Mikhail Youzhny by the second rounds. Despite it, the viñamarino sight forward and has faith in recovering his level.

"I was specular for two years in 2003 and 2004, last year was complicated by the injury and this year has been quite good, but I lack the cherry of the torta (????) . Does not yet it finish, but one has to be seeking that the moment be given and can be remained without doing nothing and to say 'ojala that be lucky'. The moments come and one must take advantage of", said the Olympic champion.

Massú trusts in the recovery and already aims at the indoor season. "Always it is hard to lose, above all in the way in which was, but remains me the double here and later comes the tournaments indoor, where does two or three years I played very well, so I am hopeful in those tournaments.

The pupilo of Gabriel Markus added that his objective aims at to finish among the 20 better than the world, for in 2007 to become in the fight by entering the top ten.

"My idea is to finish 20 for later try to be among the 10. A match does not go me to change a lot, but logically that one with each party that earns, desire in confidence. I feel that I am playing well, and I am very near the player visionary that in some moments of the year I was", sentenced.

Massú also referred al good moment that Fernando González (11º) lives, who is maintained alive in the US Open for and to the doors to become among the 10 better than the ATP.

"It is what always I have said. Always when to a friend goes well or another person that one esteem, one is going to be happy, but one has clear that the sport is thus. It is very difficult to be seven, eight, nine or 10 years in a row in the same level", explained. (Cooperative.cl)

ChinoRios4Ever
09-03-2006, 12:45 AM
more from cooperativa.cl

Ernesto, get out of here!

La lluvia se ensañó con el Abierto de Estados Unidos y, especialmente con quienes como Nicolás Massú sólo sobreviven en la competencia de dobles. El aburrimiento de los jugadores por las largas esperas marca la edición 121 del abierto neoyorkino.


Imagine cuatro sillones ordenados circularmente en un rincón de la sala de jugadores mientras afuera el cielo se cae. Somnolientos y ya sin tema que charlar se hunden en los sofás el argentino Juan Ignacio Chela, el paraguayo Ramón Delgado, su coach Hill Paredes y el popular "Pantera", preparador físico de Gastón Gaudio. De improviso entra en escena Nicolás Massú, quien extrañamente viste pantalón corto y polera como si fuese rumbo a la cancha.



"Bien Chela, eh, motivado", dispara de entrada contra su partner mientras el argentino con cara de un cuarto para las tres de la mañana apenas levanta las cejas. Y mirando al resto "Vampiro" sigue la mofa: "Je je, Chela perdió el lunes, y sigue acá… ¡el lunes! Yo por lo menos perdí el miércoles". De ahí en adelante el diálogo es imperdible:



Chela: Mmm.

Massú: Porque tenis claro que hoy no vamos a jugar (tal cual).

Chela: Y qué va a hacer

Massú: Por lo menos "Pantera" está ganando…porque Gaudio está ganando (le toca el hombro).

Pantera: Yyy sí, viste, la estoy rompiendo.

Massú: ¿Cambiaste el pasaje, Chela?

Chela: Mmm.

Massú: Je je, Chela lleva como mil dólares en multa por los cambios… imagínate hoy estaría tranquilito en Buenos Aires haciendo sus cosas…

Chela: Hum.

Massú: Acá, en cambio, vamos a jugar con Santoro que cuando le saquemos te la va a devolver a los pies, y después de volear todo cagado se va cruzar el otro y te la va a poner acá (muestra el pecho), ja ja.

Chela: Ja ja.

Massú: Otros tipos en el lugar de uno ya se habrían ido.

Paredes: Pero ahora si te retiras no te pagan ni un mango.

Gabriel Markus, que se incorpora: Nooo, eso no corre acá.

Pantera: En una de esas llegan a la final con los Bryan.

Massú: Naa, no les tengo miedo, con Fernando les gané en arcilla y en cemento… en los torneos importantes les ganamos.

Markus: En Australia perdieron...

Massú: Verdad pero apretado. A los Bryan les ganamos en los Olímpicos y Roland Garros. Las otras veces que perdimos no cuentan. En Dusseldorf ya habíamos ganado en los singles y acá el año pasado estaba hecho bolsa, venía de jugar cinco sets con Coria y me dieron 45 minutos de descanso. En la legal, estamos 2-1 arriba.

Chela: Che, pero a nosotros nos cagaron a palos… (¡Plop!)

NicoFan
09-03-2006, 12:52 AM
Gracias for posting that No1Rios! :hug:

That's funny.

And they better try tomorrow and not be worried about flights home :lol: - I want them to win so I can see Nico again.

Chubby Chela isn't very talkative, is he. ;) :haha:

Here's the translation:

The rain was infuriated with the US Open and, especially with who as the Nicolas Massú only they survive in the competence of double. The boredom of the players by the long waits mark the edition 121 of the New York Open.

Imagine four orderly chairs circulate in a corner of the room of players while outside the sky falls. Somnolent and already without theme that to chat they sink in the sofas the Argentine Juan Ignacio Chela, the Paraguayan one Ramón Delgado, their coach Hill Paredes and the popular one "Pantera", physical coach of Gastón Gaudio. Of unforeseen it enters the scene Nicolas Massú, who strangely you saw shorts and t-shirt as if were bound for the court.

"Well Chela, eh, motivated", unlike of entrance against his partner while the Argentine with face of a room for the three in the morning barely raises the eyebrows. And looking at al remainder "Vampire" continues the mockery: "Je je, Chela lost Monday, and continues here… ¡Monday! I at least lost Wednesday". From there on the dialogue is safety pin (???).

Chela: Mmm.

Massú: Because clear tennis that today we are not going to play (such as).

Chela: And what is going to do

Massú: At least "Pantera" is winning…because Gaudio is winning (touches him the shoulder).

Pantera: Yyy yes, you saw, I am breaking it.

Massú: You changed the flight, Chela?

Chela: Mmm.

Massú: Je je, Chela carries as thousand dollars in fine by the changes… you imagine you today would be tranquilito in Buenos Aires doing its things…

Chela: Hum.

Massú: Here, on the other hand, we are going to play with Santoro that when we remove is going to return it you to the feet, and after volear all shit goes to cross the other and is going to put it you here (sample the chest), ha ha.

Chela: Ha ha.

Massú: Other types in the place of one already would have themselves gone.

Paredes: But now if withdraw do not you pay you neither a mango.

Gabriel Markus, that is incorporated: Nooo, that does not run here.

Pantera: In one of those they arrive at the finals with the Bryan.

Massú: Naa, I'm not afraid of them, with Fernando I beat them on clay and on hardcourts… in the important tournaments we beat them.

Markus: In Australia they lost...

Massú: Truth but tight. To the Bryans we beat them in the Olympic and Roland Garros. The other times that lost do not count. In Dusseldorf already we had earned in the singles and here last year was done market, came to play five sets with Coria and 45 minutes of rest gave me. In the legal one, we are 2-1 up.

Chela: Che, but to they shit us to sticks (???)… (¡Plop!)

ChinoRios4Ever
09-03-2006, 01:23 AM
im still :haha: :haha: :haha:

this like tenis pro :haha: :haha:

DE NADA NICOFAN :hug:

enqvistfan
09-03-2006, 08:17 AM
Interview of Nico in Lun

NicoFan
09-03-2006, 11:39 AM
Thanks Val :hug:

Good article :yeah:

doris_hdz
09-03-2006, 04:24 PM
jajajjaja...que wena conversacion....ese nico ..... que chistoso..

kidnicky
09-04-2006, 02:16 AM
thanks for the articles guys ;)

OMG I'm still laughing with that conversation between Chela and Nico :haha: I'd kill Chela if he didn't tape that for tenis pro :rolls: ... at least we know that our Nico doesn't get bored like the rest of the guys, like Gaston that said that he gets bored as a bear :lol:

And It's good that he's so possitive and we'd never know why he's taking all this time off, but maybe that's what he needs, we shouldn't forget that maybe he lost in the first rounds in the last master series, and that he lost in the 2nd round at the USO, but still, the boy is beign playing, practicing and travelling all the freaking weeks, so I'm sure that anyone of us would looooove to spend at least 2 weeks sleeping in the same bed don't you think :lol:

NicoFan
09-05-2006, 07:54 PM
From latercera.cl:

With the confidence to recover his level in the final part of the year was shown this late one the national tennis player Nicolas Massú, who arrived at national territory after his participation in the US Open.

The viñamarino assured that hurt him to remain out of said tournament so prematurely, especially by losing a not so complicated match before the Russian Mikhail Youzhny.

"I played with very good players and now I lost a very rare match. Time ago did not lose thus, but are things that pass in the tennis and I have to improve them".

Of the same form, the tennis player two of Chile assured that the main thing in these moments is to begin to recover the confidence, key situation to obtain results.

"It hurts to lose thus if not achievement to improve those small things I will not be able to obtain greater objectives. It is because of that I have to begin to recover the confidence before so painful losses", continued.

Finally it assured that its main motivation is not the ranking, but to finish the year playing of better form.

Now the Chilean will pass some weeks in our country, for subsequently return to the activity in the ATP of Metz that the next one he is initiated 2 of October.

kidnicky
09-05-2006, 08:08 PM
thanks for the info NicoFan, I can't believe that I looked for info about Nico during the morning and nothing and now you found it :lol: it seems that the chilean press is waiting for you ;)

although this is starting to confuse me, this guys from la tercera said that he wants to play better and not thinking about the ranking, and cooperativa said the last time that he wants to finish in the top 20's ... who is telling the truth?!?! :shrug: :lol:

NicoFan
09-07-2006, 12:53 PM
Article in lun.com on Nico's and Fernando's arrival:

http://www.menstennisforums.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=99617

kidnicky
09-07-2006, 01:27 PM
Thanks for the article NicoFan :yeah: .... the boy looks great in that picture, isn't he?? :kiss:

Alx
09-07-2006, 01:34 PM
Thanks for the article NicoFan :yeah: .... the boy looks great in that picture, isn't he?? :kiss:
Thanks Nicofan.
He looks great :yeah:

GonzoFan
09-12-2006, 08:15 PM
El cara a cara de González y Massú

Balance de la temporada una vez terminado el Abierto de Estados Unidos

Con gran parte del año tenístico archivado, incluidos los cuatro torneos del Grand Slam, las dos principales raquetas nacionales contestaron un cuestionario donde hablan de los buenos y malos momentos del 2006.

Con poco más de un mes de competencia para las dos principales raquetas nacionales, Fernando González y Nicolás Massú anticipan el balance de una temporada con más altos que bajos, pero en la que ninguno a podido levantar un trofeo.

Cuál es el balance con la temporada ya muy avanzada?
Massú: Ha sido un año bueno. Son pocos los jugadores que han disputado cuatro finales, como yo, y soy el tenista con más triunfos en arcilla. Pero siento que me ha faltado “ponerle la guinda a la torta” … Podría haber sido un año mejor si hubiera jugado mejor los torneos importantes.
González: Es positivo. Tuve un comienzo de año malo y poco a poco me fui recuperando. Me siento más seguro en la cancha, que puedo hacer más cosas.

Cuál ha sido su mejor torneo del 2006?
M: He llegado a cuatro finales, pero creo que mi mejor torneo de esta temporada está entre Amersfoort y el de Brasil.
G: Toronto, porque lo jugué muy bien. En Cincinnati, también llegué a semifinales, pero estaba más cansado y hubo partidos en que gané sin darme cuenta.

Y el peor torneo?
M: Puede ser en Acapulco, porque me bajé del avión, jugué al otro día y estaba muy cansado.
G: El Abierto de Australia. Llegué con grandes expectativas y perdí con un jugador que venía de la clasificación (el norteamericano Alex Bogomolov)

Como ven lo que queda?
M: Muy bien. No me extrañaría que en los torneos que vienen llegue a semifinales o a una final si logro mejorar pequeños detalles.
G: Las cuatro semanas sin torneos en septiembre me van a servir para enfrentar bien el resto de la temporada, que es la etapa donde uno se juega el Masters.

Cuál es la evaluación que hace del trabajo con su técnico?
M: Estoy muy contento con Gabriel Markus, estoy pasando un buen momento.
G: Con Larry Stefanki los resultados dicen que la evaluación es positiva. Además, me he sentido mucho mejor con el juego que tengo ahora.

Que le divierte hacer en el Tour cuando no está jugando?
M: Me gusta hablar por teléfono con mis amigos. También me gusta ir a los shoppings a comprar. Para algunos tenistas Cincinnati es uno de los mejores torneos, porque se puede jugar golf, pero como a mí no me gusta ese deporte, lo encuentro un torneo aburrido. Me gusta las ciudades grandes, como París, Londres, Nueva York.
G: Depende donde esté, uno intenta conocer ciudades entretenidas, como Nueva York, París, Londres. Además, paso mucho tiempo en Internet.

Cuáles son sus principales amigos en el Tour?
M: Me llevo muy bien con Fernando (González), con (Juan Ignacio) Chela, con Sebastián Prieto. En general con los argentinos y españoles.
G: Me junto con el “Nico” (Massu), con (José) Acasuso, con (Luis) Horna. Pero cada vez hay menos tiempo para juntarse.

Que le parecen los cambios propuestos por la ATP para el 2007?
M: Más o menos no más. No entiendo, por ejemplo, lo del round robin, ya que me gustaría saber qué pasará si un jugador top pierde los dos primeros partidos, ¿qué pasará con el tercero?, ¿le pondrá todas las ganas?
G: Me parece bueno que se experimente con otro tipo de campeonatos, que en el caso del round robin le da otra oportunidad al que perdió el primer día. Sería más entretenido para la gente y le asegura mucho más público a los torneos chicos que tienen tantas figuras.

¿Qué opinión tiene cada uno de la temporada del otro?
M: Fernando ha tenido un buen año, especialmente desde el partido ante Estados Unidos por la Copa Davis. Ha sido una tempoarada muy regular y eso muy válido en este deporte, pese a que no ha ganado ningún torneo.
G: El “Nico” es como de rachas: anda bien y no para de ganar y a veces perdie dos o tres semanas en primera ronda. En ese sentido es un poco irregular. Pero es un gran jugador, que no regala un punto y por eso a muchos no les gusta jugar contra él.

Copa Davis 2007: los dos creen que se puede ganar

Qué esperan de la Copa Davis del 2007?
M: Depende del sorteo. Si nos toca jugar varios partidos de local creo que podemos ganarla. Si nos toca afuera, en pasto o en carpeta ante un equipo como Croacia, por ejemplo, la tendremos complicada.
G: Tenemos que hacer algo mejor que lo que hicimos este año: llegar a cuartos de final no es malo, pero tampoco extraordinario. Estoy seguro de que con el equipo que tenemos podemos hacer mucho más, aunque depende mucho también del sorteo.

Están contentos con Hans Gildemeister como capitán?
M: No soy nadie para ordenar quién debe ser el capitán, pero estoy contento con Hans, con sus ayudantes, con los doctores, con todo el cuerpo técnico.
G: Sí. Me siento muy bien con él, tiene mucho personalidad y sabe bien lo que es jugar Copa Davis por Chile, lo que es muy importante.

Y si es de local, ¿en qué ciudad les gustaría jugar la Davis 2007?
M: Depende del rival. Si es con España nos convendría jugar en una arcilla, pero más rápida. Por el contrario, contra Estados Unidos nos convendría jugar a nivel del mal.
G: Siempre he sido partidario de llevar el tenis a provincias, para promover este deporte. Sería importante darle a la gente de provincia ver tenis de primer nivel.

Como ven el futuro del tenis chileno?
M: Sería irresponsable decir “no hay nadie que juegue bien” o “se están haciendo las cosas mal”, porque no conozco en detalle las cosas que se hacen en Chile. Igual, siempre cuando voy a Chile intento entrenar con los juniors, de ayudarlos y de darles consejos. Ahora sí creo que se debe aprovechar el boom del tenis que hay en Chile, que empezó con Marcelo Ríos y que sigue ahora con nosotros.
G: No conozco a muchos. A Hans Podlipnik lo vi en el torneo de Roland Garros y si bien no ha tenido los resultados de nosotros a esa altura, juega bien. Pero sería una irresponsabilidad calificar el nivel porque no los he visto.

LOVELY
09-12-2006, 08:17 PM
Muchas gracias GonzoFan :worship:

NicoFan
09-12-2006, 08:26 PM
GRACIAS GRACIAS GRACIAS GONZOFAN! :hug:

Here's the translation:

The face to face of González and Massú

Balance of the season once finished the US Open

With great part of the year tenístico filed, included the four tournaments of the Grand Slam, the two main national racquets answered a questionnaire where they speak of the good and bad moments of the 2006.

With little more than one month of competence for the two main national racquets, Fernando González and Nicolas Massú anticipate the balance of a season with higher than low, but in which none to been able to raise a trophy.

Which is the balance with the season already very advanced?
Massú: It has been a good year. There are few the players that have disputed four finals, like I, and I am the tennis player with more triumphs in clay. But I feel that has lacked me "to put him the cherry to the torta" … I would be able to have been a better year if I had played the important tournaments better.
González: Is positive. I had a beginning of bad year and little by little I was me recovering. I feel surer in the court, that I can do more things.

Which has been its better tournament of the 2006?
M: I have arrived at four finals, but I believe that my better tournament of this season is between Amersfoort and that of Brazil.
G: Toronto, because I played it very well. In Cincinnati, also I arrived at semifinals, but was more tired and there were matches in which I won without giving me account.

And the worst tournament?
M: It can be in Acapulco, because I descended of the airplane, I played al another day and was very tired.
G: The Australia Open. I arrived with large expectations and I lost with a player that came from the classification (the American Alex Bogomolov)

As they see what remains?
M: Very well. Me would not miss that in the tournaments that come arrive at semifinals or to an end if achievement to improve small details.
G: The four weeks without tournaments in September are going to serve me to face well the remainder of the season, that is the phase where one is played the Masters.

Which it is the evaluation that does of the work with its technician?
M: I am very pleased with Gabriel Markus, I am passing a good moment.
G: With Larry Stefanki the results say that the evaluation is positive. Besides, I have felt me a lot better with the play that I have now.

That entertains him to do in the Tour when is not playing?
M: I like to speak for telephone with my friends. Also I like to go to the shoppings to buy. For some tennis players Cincinnati is one of the better tournaments, because golf can be played, but as to me I do not like that sport, I find it a bored tournament. I like the large cities, like Paris, London, New York.
G: he Depends where I am, one tries to know cities entertained, like New York, Paris, London. Besides, a lot of step time on the Internet.

Which are your main friends in the Tour?
M: I carry me very well with Fernando (González), with (Juan Ignacio) Chela, with Sebastián Prieto. In general with the Argentines and Spanish. G:
Me along with the "Nico" (Massu), with (José) Acasuso, with (Luis) Horna. But each time there is less time to be joined.

That the changes proposed by the ATP seem him for the 2007?
M: More or less not more. I do not understand, for example, that business about the round robin, since I would like to know what will happen if a top player loses the two first matches, ¿what will happen with the third?, ¿will put him all the desires? (Nico :hug: :hug: )
G: It seems me good that itself experimente with another type of championships, that in the case of the round robin gives him another opportunity al that lost the first day. More it would be entertained for the people and assures a lot more public to the small tournaments that have so many figures.

What opinion has each one of the season of the other?
M: Fernando has had a good year, especially since the match before United States by the Davis Cup. It has been a tempoarada very to regulate and that very valid in this sport, despite that has earned no tournament.
G: The "Nico" is like of gusts of wind: walks well and not for to win and at times losses two or three weeks in the first round. In that sense is a little irregular. But it is a great player, that does not give a point and therefore to many does not like to play against him.

What do they expect of the Cup Davis of the 2007?
M: Depends on the drawing. If it touches us to play various parties of localities I believe that we can win it. If he touches us outside, in pasture or in folder before a team as Croatia, for example, we will have it complicated.
G: We have to do somewhat better than what we did this year: to arrive at the quarterfinals is not evil, but neither extraordinary. I am sure that with the team that we have we can do a lot more, although depends a lot also of the drawing.

They are happy with Hans Gildemeister as the captain?
M: I am nobody to order who should be the captain, but I am happy with Hans, with his assistants, with the doctors, with all the technical body.
G: Yes. I feel very well with him, has a lot of personality and knows well what is to play Cup Davis by Chile, what is very important.

And if it is of localities, ¿in what city he would like to play the Davis 2007?
M: Depends on the rival. If it is with Spain would agree us to play in a clay, but faster. On the contrary, against United States would agree us to play level of evil.
G: Always I have been a follower to carry the tennis to provinces, to promote this sport. It would be important to give him to the people of province to see top-level tennis.

As they see the future of the Chilean tennis?
M: It would be irresponsible to say "there is not nobody that play well" or "the things are being done badly", because I do not know in detail the things that are done in Chile. Equal, always when I go to Chile I try to coach with the juniors, to help them and to give them counsels. Now yes I believe that should take advantage of the boom of the tennis that there are in Chile, that began with Marcelo Rios and that continues now with us.
G: I do not know too many. To Hans Podlipnik I saw it in the tournament of Roland Garros and though has not had the results of us to that height, plays well. But it would be an irresponsibility to qualify the level because them I have not seen.

GonzoFan
09-12-2006, 08:52 PM
De nada :hug:

Alx
09-12-2006, 09:16 PM
Gracias Gonzofan and Nicofan !!! :hug:

kidnicky
09-12-2006, 09:50 PM
Gracias Gracias Gracias GonzoFan!!!! you're the best :hug: :hug:

and thanks NicoFan for the translation ;) ... OMG I love this boy!! :lol: I knew that he will be like us about the stupid round robind and I'm still laughing about what he thinks about Cincy :rolls: I don't like golf either Nico!!!! :p ... and don't worry Nico, the next time you'll win Acapulco no matter if I've to pay or thread to someone in that tournament :angel:

Sparko1030
09-13-2006, 05:39 PM
Thanks for the article Gonzofan and Nicofan! :wavey: Fun read. :yeah: to Nico's opinion of round robin-BAD idea IMO. And gotta love when they're asked about the other's year- what the heck to they expect them to say? :lol:

NicoFan
09-20-2006, 11:37 PM
From latercera.cl:

The number one racquet of South America, David Nalbandian, confirmed its participation in the quarter edition of the Copa Argentina, that will be played between the 14 and December 17 in the Buenos Aires Lawn Tennis Club.

With the in force champion of the Master Cup only lacks a player to complete the picture, therefore already they have given an affirmative answer the Chilean Nicolas Massú, the Peruvian Luis Horna and Spaniard Carlos Moyá.

To them one must add the local José Acasuso, Guillermo Canes, Juan Ignacio Chela, Juan Monaco, Gastón Gaudio, Mariano Zabaleta and Vassallo Arguello.

The confirmation of the number four of the world in the competence announced it this Wednesday the Group US, that organizes this contest, that will develop on surface of clay and offers a car of prize al winning.

Nalbandian also confirmed his aid in another tournament exhibition that will be disputed in the Estadio Orfeo Superdomo of the city of Cordoba, between the 8 and 10 of December, next to Augustine Calleri, Acasuso, Canes, Monaco and where will be as unique international to Massú

kidnicky
09-21-2006, 02:58 AM
Thanks for the article NicoFan ... we already knew that and I already have my personal spy for that exhibition event in December :p

NicoFan
09-25-2006, 09:52 PM
Article with Hans in lun.com about DC next year:

http://www.lun.com/modulos/catalogo/Paginas/LUN_JPG/1260/2006/09/25/LUCPRDE27LU2509.jpg

kidnicky
09-25-2006, 10:21 PM
Thanks for the article NicoFan :hug:

This thursday the draw already?!?! damn!!! I'm starting to get nervous since now :scared: ....

GonzoFan
10-03-2006, 04:19 PM
There's an article on Nico in La Tercera.

I'll type for you and post it here in a few minutes.

kidnicky
10-03-2006, 04:42 PM
Gracias GonzoFan :hug:

GonzoFan
10-03-2006, 04:46 PM
Nicolas Massu: “Contra Rusia no somos favoritos”

El doble campeón olímpico analiza el duelo ante los eslavos, por la primera ronda del Grupo Mundial de Copa Davis 2007

El viñamarino asume lo difícil que será enfrentar a los euroasiáticos y dijo que, a la hora de elegir las condiciones en las cuales jugarán, no hay que fijarse en qué les incomoda a ellos: “Tienen un equipo muy completo que puede jugar dónde sea”.

Nicolas Massu pasa las últimas horas en Santiago antes de partir a Estocolmo, donde la próxima semana volverá al circuito ATP. Y más que pensar en el retorno a las competencias, al viñamarino todavía le da vuelta en la cabeza el sorteo de Copa Davis 2007, que colocó a Rusia como rival de Chile. Porque para él, jugar esta competencia es algo muy especial “más que disputar cualquier torneo, porque pocas veces se defiende a Chile. Solamente lo hacemos una o dos veces al año. Por eso hay que aprovecharlo”.

Se ha hablado mucho de dónde hay que jugar ante los rusos. ¿Cuál es su opinión?
Está claro que hay que jugar en arcilla a nivel del mar, pero hay que tener cuidado con estar viendo qué les incomoda más a ellos en vez de preocuparnos de nosotros. Los rusos tienen un equipo para acomodarse a cada una de las condiciones que queramos poner: si es una cancha muy lenta ponen a (Nikolay) Davydenko o (Igor) Andreev, si es más rápida puede jugar (Marat) Safin o (Mikhail) Youzhny … También tienen a (Dmitry) Tursunov, que pasa por un buen momento. Es un equipo muy completo y por eso mismo, más que pensar en ellos, tenemos que ver dónde nosotros nos sentimos más cómodos.

En todo caso, Youzhny comentó que para ellos será muy complicado venir a Chile después de jugar el Abierto de Australia y pasar del cemento a la arcilla …
Bueno, se les pone más difícil en ese sentido, porque tendrán que cambiar de superficie en una época del año en la cual no están acostumbrados a hacerlo. Esa es nuestra ventaja. Además que ellos saben que somos un equipo fuerte en estas canchas y que tanto yo como Fernando jugamos bien en Copa Davis. Por eso será importante contar con un estadio grande, para que sientan que son visitas.

¿Ve viniendo a Chile a Marat Safin o Nikolay Davydenko si llegan lejos en Australia?
No sé. Eso dependerá de la motivación de cada uno. Pero si no vienen ellos dos, pueden poner otros jugadores igual de complicados. Yo por lo menos voy a pensar que tendré que jugar contra los mejores, en enfrentar a Safin, a Davydenko. Así es que tenemos que prepararnos si queremos ganar.

Rusia le ganó la final de Copa Davis a Francia jugando de visita en 2002, sobre arcilla, y ahora juegan la final de Copa Davis ante Argentina. ¿Es el mejor equipo del mundo en este momento?
Bueno, por algo están sembrados como número uno en el ranking de Copa Davis. Tienen cinco singlistas que están dentro de los 75 mejores del mundo. Quizás no tienen grandes doblistas, pero pueden hacer buenas parejas igual. Es un equipo muy completo.

¿O sea, el hecho de que Chile sea local no lo convierte en favorito?
En este casi no. La serie está un 50 por cierto para cada uno. No somos favoritos, como ellos tampoco. Nosotros somos locales, jugamos bien Copa Davis y subimos nuestro nivel cuando defendemos a Chile, pero Rusia tiene un equipo muy potente y que perfectamente podría llegar como campeón de esta competencia.

Massu y los últimos torneos
Las motivaciones para fin de año

Mañana Nicolas Massu partirá a Suecia, donde la próxima semana jugará el ATP de Estocolmo. Será el primer torneo de un total de cuatro que marcarán el fin de la temporada para el doble campeón olímpico. Metas de ranking no se ha propuesto (hoy está 45º), porque “lo único que quiero es jugar bien. Aunque sé que si tengo buenos resultados en uno de los grandes que queda podré terminar más arriba en el ranking”.
Después de jugar en Estocolmo, el chileno disputará los Masters Series de Madrid y París-Bercy, además del ATP de Lyon. “Son torneos donde me ha ido bien alguna vez. En Madrid jugué la final el 2003 y en París dos veces llegue a octavos. Ojalá que este año se repita”. Explica la segunda raqueta nacional.
El último torneo que disputó el “Vampiro” fue el Abierto de Estados Unidos, hace casi un mes.

Alx
10-03-2006, 04:51 PM
Thanks for the article Gonzofan :hug:

kidnicky
10-03-2006, 04:59 PM
Gracias Gracias for typing and posting the article GonzoFan :hug: there's a version of it in La tercera on line but it's not like this :p ... so Gracias again!! you're the best :hug:

NicoFan
10-03-2006, 05:18 PM
Gracias GF!!! :hug:

Here it is in English:

Nicolas Massu: "We are not favorites against Russia"

The double Olympic champion analyzes the match before the Slavs, by the first round of the World Group of Cup Davis 2007

The viñamarino assumes the difficult thing that will be to face to the Eurasian and said that, at the moment of to elect the conditions in which will play, not one must set in what disturbs to them: "They have a very complete team that can play where be".

Nicolas Massu passes the last hours in Santiago before leaving to Stockholm, where the next week will return al circuit ATP. And more than thinking about the return to the competences, al viñamarino still gives return in the head the drawing of Cup Davis 2007, that placed to Russia as rival of Chile. Because for him, to play this competence is something very special "more than disputing any tournament, because few times defends to Chile. Only we do it one or two times al year. Therefore one must take advantage of".

It has been spoken a lot from where one must play before the Russians. Which is its opinion? It is clear that one must play in clay to sea level, but one must be careful with to be seeing what disturbs more to them instead of worrying us of us. The Russians have a team to be accommodated to each one of the conditions that we want to put: if is a very slow court they put to (Nikolay) Davydenko or (Igor) Andreev, if is faster can play (Marat) Safin or (Mikhail) Youzhny … Also they have to (Dmitry) Tursunov, that passes for a good moment. It is a same therefore and very complete team, more than thinking about them, we have to see where do we feel more comfortable.

In any case, Youzhny commented that for them will be very complicated to come to Chile after playing the Australian Open and to pass from hardcourts to the clay … Good, is put them more difficult in that sense, because they will have to change of surface in a time of year in which they are not usual to do it. That is our advantage. Besides that know that we are a strong team in these courts and that so much I eat Fernando we play well in Cup Davis. Therefore will be important to include a large stadium, so that they sit down that are visits.

It sees coming to Chile to Marat Safin or Nikolay Davydenko if they arrive far away in Australia? I do not know. That will depend on the motivation of each one. But if they do not they come two, they can put other equal players of complicated. I at least am going to think that I will have to play against the better, in facing to Safin, to Davydenko. Thus it is that we have to prepare us if we want to gain.

Russia gained the end of Cup Davis to France playing of visit in 2002, on clay, and now they play the end of Cup Davis before Argentina. Is the best team of the world at this time? Good, by something they are sown as number one in the ranking of Cup Davis. They have five singlistas that are inside the 75 better than the world. Perhaps they do not have large doubles players, but can do good equal couples. Is a very complete team.

That is to say, the fact that Chile be localities does not become the favorite? In this almost not. The series is a 50 certainly for each one. We are not favorite, like they neither. We are localities, we play well Cup Davis and we rise our level when we defend to Chile, but Russia has a very powerful team and that perfectly would be able to arrive like champion of this competence.

Massu and the last tournaments - the motivations for end of year

Tomorrow Nicolas Massu will leave to Sweden, where the next week will play the ATP of Stockholm. It will be the first tournament of a total of four that will mark the end of the season for the double Olympic champion. You put of ranking has not been proposed (today is 45º), because "the unique thing that want is to play well. Although I know that if I have good results in one of the large that remains I will be able to finish further up in the ranking".

After playing in Stockholm, the Chilean will dispute the Masters Series of Madrid and Paris-Bercy, besides the ATP of Lyon. "Are tournaments where some time has gone me well. In Madrid I played the end the 2003 and in Paris two times arrive at eighth. I hope that this year be repeated". It explains the second national racquet. The last tournament that disputed the "Vampire" was the U.S. Open, almost a month ago.

TommyB.
10-03-2006, 06:30 PM
Thanks GonzoFan & NicoFan! :)

Tomorrow he will leave to Sweden! :worship:

LOVELY
10-03-2006, 07:08 PM
Gracias for the article GonzoFan and thank you NicoFan for the translation:worship:

ChinoRios4Ever
10-05-2006, 11:54 PM
Massú partió a una de sus giras favoritas en el circuito ATP

El viñamarino viajó optimista a disputar los últimos torneos del año, con el aval de haber conseguido buenos resultados en sus anteriores pasos por Estocolmo, Madrid y París-Bercy.

Nicolás Massú viajó rumbo a Europa para afrontar la última parte de la temporada 2006, con el optimismo de jugar en una gira que en años anteriores le dio buenos dividendos y en la cual se siente muy cómodo.

"Estocolmo es un torneo que me gusta, hay muchos chilenos y me siento como en casa. Después está Madrid, donde hice final una vez (2003). En París-Bercy también he jugado bien, así que contento de ir a estos torneos donde cada año que pasa agarro más experiencia para jugar en indoor", manifestó antes de partir.

Por supuesto, una vez más el número dos de Chile debió hablar de la Copa Davis y retieró su deseo de enfrentar a los rusos como campeones del torneo de la ensaladera de plata.

"Ojalá que la ganen, primero que todo sería primera vez en muchas años que venga el campeón de Copa Davis a Chile, sería un evento muy grande. Y ojalá que lo hagan, porque como ya la han ganado dos veces en los últimos años, quizás no vengan todos. Pero es un equipo muy completo, si fallan dos pueden tener otros tres", comentó.

También repitió su deseo de jugar a nivel del mar y principlamente en Viña del Mar, lo que puede ser una ventaja considerando que los europeos tendrán que pasar de una superficie dura a la arcilla.

"Creo que podemos sacar ventaja, sobre todos si ellos vienen de Australia, no sé si van a jugar el ATP de Viña, quizás algunos como preparación para la Copa Davis, pero no está claro", argumentó.

Massú iniciará su ruta en el tramo final del año en el torneo de Estocolmo, Suecia, que comenzará el lunes 9 de octubre.

NicoFan
10-06-2006, 12:29 AM
English translation:

Massú left to one of his favorite tours in the circuit ATP

The viñamarino travelled optimist to dispute the last tournaments of the year, with the guarantee of to have obtained good results in his previous steps by Stockholm, Madrid and Paris-Bercy.

Nicolas Massú travelled bound for Europe to confront the last part of the season 2006, with the optimism to play in a tour that in previous years gave him good dividends and in which feels very comfortable.

"Stockholm is a tournament that I like, there are many Chileans and I feel as at home. Later it is Madrid, where I did end once (2003). In Paris-Bercy also I have played well, so I please to go to these tournaments where each year that passes I get more experience to play in indoor", declared before he left.

Of course, once more the number two of Chile should speak of the Cup Davis and retieró its desire to face to the Russians as champions of the tournament of the silver salad bowl.

"I hope that they gain it, first that all would be first time in many years that come the champion of Cup Davis to Chile, would be a very large event. And I hope that they do it, because as already two times they have earned it in recent years, perhaps they come not all. But it is a very complete team, if two fail can have other three", commented.

Also it repeated their desire to play sea level and principlamente in Vina, what can be an advantage considering that the Europeans will have to pass from a hard surface to the clay.

"I believe that we can remove advantage, on all if they come from Australia, I do not know if they are going to play the ATP of Vina, perhaps some as preparation for the Cup Davis, but is not clear", argued.

Massú will initiate his route in the final section of the year in the tournament of Stockholm, Sweden, that will begin Monday 9 of October.

*Viva Chile*
10-06-2006, 03:07 AM
I had to inform some mistake from La Tercera:

They said last week that there's a probability that Marat won't come to Chile because he said that he won't play DC in 2007 if they won this year. That's totally false, he never said that. I think they misunderstood in the translation of an interview he gives in the tie against USA where he said he hopes to retire from tennis winning the DC (maybe till 2010???... who knows, Marat some day say one thing and other day say something completely different :p)

Well, I don't know really why I post this in Nico's forum, but as a Marat fan that I am, I think I need to explain that ;)

kidnicky
10-06-2006, 01:12 PM
Thanks for the article No1Rios and NicoFan :hug:

And thanks for the explanation Viva Chile, don't worry is good to know some news about the next rivals of the chilean team ;)

ChinoRios4Ever
02-02-2007, 11:19 PM
http://www.emol.com/noticias/deportes/detalle/detallenoticias.asp?idnoticia=244593

Massú: "Volveré a ser top ten si mejoro mi regularidad"

VIÑA DEL MAR.- Con una mezcla de alegría por el triunfo, pero insatisfacción por su actual nivel de juego, el tenista nacional Nicolás Massú enfrentó los micrófonos tras la victoria sobre el argentino Sergio Roitman, con lo que alcanzó las semifinales en el ATP de Viña del Mar.

"No hay mucho análisis. Estuve siete veces a punto de perder, pero luché hasta el final, eso es lo que rescato hoy. Lamento estar jugando mal. Estuve 6-0 y 5-2 abajo, delante de mi familia, de mis amigos. De verdad que te da impotencia", manifestó la segunda raqueta nacional.

"Desde que llegué aquí me empecé a sentir mal. Es curioso, el último entrenamiento que hice antes de venir, fue mi último buen entrenamiento. Dejé de sentir la pelota, es una lata. Esperé 365 días para venir acá y llego jugando mal", se lamentó Massú.

El viñamarino, eso sí, se mostró optimista con poder volver al primer plano tenístico. "Volveré a ser 'top ten' si mejoro mi regularidad. Soy un tipo frío para analizarme, no me doy muchas vueltas. Cuando recupere mi regularidad, el ránking vendrá solo", afirmó.

Sobre la sugerencia de su entrenador, el argentino Gabriel Markus, de viajar con un psicólogo para que lo apoye, el tenista nacional desestimó la idea. "Cuando jugué mi mejor tenis, viajaba igual (sin psicólogo). Y ojo, que hoy el partido lo gané mentalmente", subrayó.

"Me supe manejar y tuve el mérito que en los match points (siete), yo lo salí a buscar. Creo que cinco de esos puntos fueron winners. Entonces, el partido lo gané yo, al margen de que él se haya lesionado, y eso tengo que rescatarlo", recalcó el chileno.

Sobre Roitman, el nacional destacó que "está jugando muy bien, ha mejorado mucho y es de esa gente que a uno le pone contento verla bien. Es una gran persona y ha trabajado mucho para estar ahí", aunque agregó que "lamentablemente se lesionó. El tenis es así, también me ha pasado. El tenis es un deporte individual, si te lesionas nadie puede reemplazarte".

Mirando hacia el esperado duelo con Fernando González, si es que el quinto jugador de la ATP logra vencer esta noche a Albert Montañés, Massú afirmó que "sería un partido bonito para los dos. El año pasado me tocó ganar a mi, y a pesar que él llega en un muy buen momento, creo que es un partido abierto. Con él, es igual que siempre: amigos fuera de la cancha y dentro cada uno trata de hacer la mejor manera su trabajo".

Sin querer entrar de lleno en el tema de Copa Davis, Massú aseveró que "la Copa es distinto a todo. Conozco tipos muy bien ranqueados -para qué dar nombres- que no pueden ganar un partido en Copa Davis. Otros son 200 y juegan el mejor partido de su vida para ganar a un top ten. No cualquiera maneja esa presión", concluyó.