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Oh Canada!!! Mastering Montreal

NicoFan
08-04-2005, 07:44 PM
VAMOS NICO IN MONTREAL!

:bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

RogiFan88
08-04-2005, 08:45 PM
COOL thread title! VAMOS, Nico y Nico y Fena en dobles!!

Fergie
08-05-2005, 01:47 AM
Vamos Nico :bounce:

He needs a good draw here ;)

+alonso
08-05-2005, 02:28 AM
:woohoo: :cool: Vamos Nico :cool:

Sparko1030
08-05-2005, 03:11 AM
Buena Suerte Nico in Montreal!!! :bigwave: Just keep on playing well like you have been! And fingers crossed for a decent draw.

Great title for the thread Nicofan-you always come up with good ones! :wavey:

*Ljubica*
08-05-2005, 11:24 AM
Good Luck in Montreal Nico :)

NicoFan
08-05-2005, 09:43 PM
Draw is out.

Don't know how he would do against Kiefer :shrug: , who is good on hardcourts, but certainly isn't a powerhouse like Andy on hardcourts.

Buena suerte NICO MASSU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

(1) NADAL, Rafael ESP v MOYA, Carlos ESP
MELLO, Ricardo BRA v (WC) BESTER, Philip CAN
SRICHAPHAN, Paradorn THA v GROSJEAN, Sebastien FRA
YOUZHNY, Mikhail RUS v (15) GASQUET, Richard FRA

(12) JOHANSSON, Thomas SWE v KARLOVIC, Ivo CRO
MALISSE, Xavier BEL v (WC) DANCEVIC, Frank CAN
ROCHUS, Christophe BEL v PAVEL, Andrei ROM
HORNA, Luis PER v (8) PUERTA, Mariano ARG

(3) RODDICK, Andy USA v MATHIEU, Paul-Henri FRA
Qualifier v ACASUSO, Jose ARG
ROCHUS, Olivier BEL v Qualifier
SODERLING, Robin SWE v (14) STEPANEK, Radek CZE

(9) NALBANDIAN, David ARG v CHELA, Juan Ignacio ARG
Qualifier v BECK, Karol SVK
MELZER, Jurgen AUT v BERDYCH, Tomas CZE
(WC) NIEMEYER, Frederic CAN v (5) DAVYDENKO, Nikolay RUS

(6) GAUDIO, Gaston ARG v Qualifier
(WC) STECKLEY, Rob CAN v CARLSEN, Kenneth DEN
LOPEZ, Feliciano ESP v EL AYNAOUI, Younes MAR
Qualifier v (11) ROBREDO, Tommy ESP

(13) LJUBICIC, Ivan CRO v DENT, Taylor USA
KIEFER, Nicolas GER v MASSU, Nicolas CHI
Qualifier v SPADEA, Vincent USA
MTIN, Alberto ESP v (4) AGASSI, Andre USA

(7) CORIA, Guillermo ARG v FERRERO, Juan Carlos ESP
FERRER, David ESP v SANTORO, Fabrice FRA
NOVAK, Jiri CZE v ANDREEV, Igor RUS
HRBATY, Dominik SVK v (10) HENMAN, Tim GBR

(16) GONZALEZ, Fernando CHI v MIRNYI, Max BLR
Qualifier v RUSEDSKI, Greg GBR
SAULNIER, Cyril FRA v ANCIC, Mario CRO
Qualifier v (2) HEWITT, Lleyton AUS

NicoFan
08-05-2005, 10:06 PM
Does anyone know why Kiefer retired against James in LA?

He didn't play DC either.

And I read on his forum that he was going to the doctor in Montreal.

Fergie
08-05-2005, 10:09 PM
The draw suck! :(

Vamos Nico, do your best! ;)

NicoFan
08-05-2005, 10:26 PM
Kiefer had a virus - respiratory illness. Bad enough to knock him out of DC too.

I'm sure that he's fine now, but maybe he hasn't been able to practice a lot.

Buena suerte NICO!!!

Sparko1030
08-06-2005, 03:33 AM
Tough draw but Nico can beat them. VAMOS NICO!!! :rocker:

NicoFan
08-07-2005, 12:10 AM
Tough doubles draw too.. :eek:

(1) BJORKMAN, Jonas (SWE)/MIRNYI, Max (BLR) v Bye
JOHANSSON, Thomas (SWE)/YOUZHNY, Mikhail (RUS) v ASPELIN, Simon (SWE)/PERRY, Todd (AUS)
ETLIS, Gaston (ARG)/RODRIGUEZ, Martin (ARG) v GONZALEZ, Fernando (CHI)/MASSU, Nicolas (CHI)
Bye v (6) LLODRA, Michael (FRA)/SANTORO, Fabrice (FRA)

(4) BLACK, Wayne (ZIM)/ULLYETT, Kevin (ZIM) v Bye
(WC) GROSJEAN, Sebastien (FRA)/NIEMEYER, Frederic (CAN) v FERRER, David (ESP)/GASQUET, Richard (FRA)
SUK, Cyril (CZE)/VIZNER, Pavel (CZE) v DAVYDENKO, Nikolay (RUS)/NOVAK, Jiri (CZE)
Bye v (7) BHUPATHI, Mahesh (IND)/DAMM, Martin (CZE)

(5) PAES, Leander (IND)/ZIMONJIC, Nenad (SCG) v Bye
ERLICH, Jonathan (ISR)/RAM, Andy (ISR) v HUSS, Stephen (AUS)/MOODIE, Wesley (RSA)
NALBANDIAN, David (ARG)/PUERTA, Mariano (ARG) v GAUDIO, Gaston (ARG)/LOPEZ, Feliciano (ESP)
Bye v (3) KNOWLES, Mark (BAH)/NESTOR, Daniel (CAN)

(8) ARTHURS, Wayne (AUS)/HANLEY, Paul (AUS) v Bye
FRIEDL, Leos (CZE)/PAVEL, Andrei (ROM) v (WC) BESTER, Philip (CAN)/DANCEVIC, Frank (CAN)
NADAL, Rafael (ESP)/ROBREDO, Tommy (ESP) v ALLEGRO, Yves (SUI)/HRBATY, Dominik (SVK)
Bye v (2) BRYAN, Bob (USA)/BRYAN, Mike (USA)

Fergie
08-07-2005, 01:17 PM
Another crappy draw :ras:

Vamos Nico y Feña!!! :bounce:

NicoFan
08-07-2005, 10:38 PM
FYI - the Monday OOP is out and Nico isn't playing. So Tuesday he'll play.

NicoFan
08-08-2005, 04:53 PM
I got this off Kiefer's forum - hope they don't come over here and yell at me for ripping off their translation. lol! ;) Its originally from Kiefer's site and they translated it.

Kiefer sounds psyched to meet up with Nico - but hopefully Nico will be just as psyched to beat him for a second time!!

VAMOS NICO!!! :fiery:

Die US Open nahen...
Die Stimme noch ein wenig belegt, der Hals noch ein wenig katzig, die Beine aber auf dem Weg zur Bestform. Der Erkältungsvirus ist weitgehend überwunden. Ich kann wieder an Tennis denken. Den Erfinder der Klimaanlagen sollte man würgen... Zwei Wochen hatte der in den USA übliche Wechsel von (innerer) Kälte und (äußerer) Hitze - was jetzt nicht emotional, sondern nur mit Blick auf das Thermostat gemeint ist - mich in seinen Bann gezogen. Jetzt habe ich mich aus seinen Klauen wieder befreit und bin bereit für Taten.

Das heißt in Montreal in der ersten Runde ein Wiedersehen mit dem wohl einzigen Mann, wegen dem ich mal sehr viele Tränen vergossen habe... Es ist Nicolas Massu, der Chilene aus dem olympischen Doppelfinale. "Einzel-Erfahrung" habe ich mit ihm noch nicht. Ich hoffe, es werden positive...

Denn jetzt nahen die US Open, das Turnier, auf das ich heute schon mit großer Freude hinschaue. Montreal und Cinncinati sind aber viel mehr als nur Vorbereitungsturniere. Beides Mal geht es um viele Punkte. Für mich vor allem um Matchpraxis und, dass ich wieder den süßen Geruch des Erfolges riechen möchte...

Bis bald - Euer KIWI


The US Open is coming...
The voice was still a little hoarse, the throat still scratchy, the legs however on their way to top form. The cold virus has been mostly overcome. I can think of tennis once again. Someone should strangle whoever invented air conditioning... Two weeks in the US of rapid changes between (inner) cold and (external) heat - meaning the thermostat, not my emotions - knocked me off my feet (NB: this is not a direct translation!). Now I've freed myself from its clutches and am ready for battle.
This means a meeting in the first round at Montreal with the man, over whom I have shed many tears... Nicolas Massu, the Chilean from the Olympic doubles final. I have not yet had any "singles experience" against him. I hope it will be a positive one...
The US Open is getting near, the tournament to which I am already looking forward. Montreal and Cincinatti however are a lot more than merely warmup tournaments. Both are worth a lot of points. For me above all for match practice and because I would once again like to experience the sweet smell of success..

Bis bald - Euer KIWI

NicoFan
08-08-2005, 04:55 PM
BTW - also read over there that Nico and Kiefer were supposed to play today originally, but that Nico requested a later date. Don't know why he wanted to postpone it, but he must have had his reasons, so yeay for Nico for winning that!!! lol!

+alonso
08-08-2005, 06:18 PM
Hi :angel: I was in Viña del Mar :D

i had an excelent time :p
:eek: KIEFER !!?!?!?!

NicoFan
08-08-2005, 10:18 PM
Here's the OOP for Tuesday:

Central
Matches Start At: 11:00 AM

Florent SERRA (FRA) vs Lleyton HEWITT (AUS)
NOT BEFORE 1:00 PM (will be on ESPN2 in the US)
Rafael NADAL (ESP) vs Carlos MOYA (ESP)
followed by
Guillermo CORIA (ARG) vs Juan Carlos FERRERO (ESP)

NOT BEFORE 7:30 PM (will be on ESPN2 in the US)
Andy RODDICK (USA) vs Paul-Henri MATHIEU (FRA)
followed by
Rafael NADAL (ESP)/Tommy ROBREDO (ESP) vs Yves ALLEGRO (SUI)/Dominik HRBATY (SVK)


Court BN
Matches Start At: 11:00 AM

Nicolas KIEFER (GER) vsNicolas MASSU (CHI)
followed by
Ivan LJUBICIC (CRO) vs Taylor DENT (USA)
followed by
Paradorn SRICHAPHAN (THA) vs Sebastien GROSJEAN (FRA)
followed by
Xavier MALISSE (BEL) vs Frank DANCEVIC (CAN)
followed by
Rob STECKLEY (CAN) vs Kenneth CARLSEN (DEN)
NOT BEFORE 6:30 PM
Sebastien GROSJEAN (FRA)/Frederic NIEMEYER (CAN) vs David FERRER (ESP)/Richard GASQUET (FRA)


Court 9
Matches Start At: 11:00 AM
Robin SODERLING (SWE) vs Radek STEPANEK (CZE)
followed by
Jurgen MELZER (AUT) vs Tomas BERDYCH (CZE)
followed by
Thomas JOHANSSON (SWE) vs Ivo KARLOVIC (CRO)
NOT BEFORE 4:00 PM
Arnaud CLEMENT (FRA) vs Jose ACASUSO (ARG)
followed by
Cyril SUK (CZE)/Pavel VIZNER (CZE) vs Nikolay DAVYDENKO (RUS)/Jiri NOVAK (CZE)
NOT BEFORE 6:30 PM
Leos FRIEDL (CZE)/Andrei PAVEL (ROM) vs Philip BESTER (CAN)/Frank DANCEVIC (CAN)


Court 5
Matches Start At: 11:00 AM

Feliciano LOPEZ (ESP) vs Younes EL AYNAOUI (MAR)
followed by
Jiri NOVAK (CZE) vs Igor ANDREEV (RUS)
followed by
David FERRER (ESP) vs Fabrice SANTORO (FRA)
followed by
Gaston ETLIS (ARG)/Martin RODRIGUEZ (ARG) vs Fernando GONZALEZ (CHI)/Nicolas MASSU (CHI)
followed by
Thomas JOHANSSON (SWE)/Mikhail YOUZHNY (RUS) vs Simon ASPELIN (SWE)/Todd PERRY (AUS)


Court 10
Matches Start At: 2:00 PM

David NALBANDIAN (ARG)/Mariano PUERTA (ARG) vs Gaston GAUDIO (ARG)/Feliciano LOPEZ (ESP)

NicoFan
08-08-2005, 10:19 PM
Hi :angel: I was in Viña del Mar :D

i had an excelent time :p
:eek: KIEFER !!?!?!?!

Lucky you - in Nico's hometown... :)

Glad you had a good time!

NicoFan
08-08-2005, 10:20 PM
Vamos NICO!!!

You can do this!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

:bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

+alonso
08-08-2005, 11:13 PM
yes, vamos nico :p

Fergie
08-09-2005, 12:29 AM
Vamos Nico :bounce: ... I will watch the match tomorrow :D

+alonso
08-09-2005, 01:58 AM
I can't :sobbing: coz i have to go to school........ what can i do :p

:devil:

Sparko1030
08-09-2005, 04:19 AM
Go Nico!!! You can definately win this one!!! VAMOS!!! :rocker:

Sorry you can't see the match Alonso-that's kind of torture! Can you record it to watch later? Of course the match won't be on here but ESPN2 will be showing Nadal/Moya-a match with no U.S. players so that's an improvement for them!

Fergie
08-09-2005, 04:50 AM
I can't :sobbing: coz i have to go to school........ what can i do :p

:devil:
Well, I'm not happy for have the chance to watch the match ... We know that Canal 13 always jinx our players :p

Vamos Nico, you can do it!!! :yeah:

GonzoFan
08-09-2005, 06:53 AM
I will watch the match on ESPN + ... I hate Canal 13 ... :lol:

NicoFan
08-09-2005, 11:59 AM
I will watch the match on ESPN + ... I hate Canal 13 ... :lol:

I'm so jealous...lol! I don't even have one channel to watch him on...(smilies not working for me this morning so *sad*).

Take good care of Nico!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

*Ljubica*
08-09-2005, 04:40 PM
Well, I'm not happy for have the chance to watch the match ... We know that Canal 13 always jinx our players :p

Vamos Nico, you can do it!!! :yeah:

I'm watching it on BSkyB (British Sky TV), but sadly he is not playing too well :sad:

NicoFan
08-09-2005, 04:51 PM
Nico lost 6-3, 6-2.

No excuse for a loss like this.

Kiefer gave him how many second serves.

I adore the boy no matter what, but have to say that I'm very discouraged about this loss. Very.

I don't know what his problem was today since I couldn't see it, but he's got 400 points to defend next week so he needs to figure it out...quickly.

Nico Nico Nico.

Sending hugs his way, but he needs to be yelled at not hugged.

Sparko1030
08-09-2005, 05:02 PM
First I have to say I love ya Nico...BUT what was going on out there???? :shrug: Just didn't seem like the Nico we know and love on the court. I can certianly live with a loss when I know a player did their best but I don't think that happened this time...Maybe there's something we'll find out about later. Hopefully there isn't a problem physically.

Whatever the reason I hope its cleared up by Cincy....400 pts....very daunting....

NicoFan
08-09-2005, 05:09 PM
Terra boys were saying that Nico committed unforced error after unforced error.

And at one point, he yelled - How can I play this bad?

He needs to figure out why he played so badly quickly. Not only to defend the 400 points, but he's got months left to the year on hardcourts with points to defend there.

And get a coach NICO! Even a temporary one until Gaby. And Gaby better be 100% if he's waiting this long for Gaby. I'll cry if the deal with Gaby doesn't come about after Nico's wasted months with all these points to defend with no coach.

Sparko1030
08-09-2005, 05:28 PM
Maybe the points situation is making him too nervous. Maybe its getting to him. Nico's has been playing well but perhaps thinking about the points is messing with his concentration. I'm feeling bad for him now-was kinda mad but after reading what Nicofan wrote I feel bad for him. He knows he could have/should have played better. He does certainly need someone there to help him get this match behind him. :hug: Love ya Nico!!!

NicoFan
08-09-2005, 05:37 PM
I know - I want to send Nico hugs too - and here's one for him..lol! :hug:

But he really doesn't need hugs - he needs to get tough. Where is my Nico with the fighting spirit?

When he came back after going home to Chile before Wimbledon, he said that he needed to face his problems like a man. Well - he's at that point again. Hate to sound mean - but I'm not - just having some tough love here - he's got to face this. If he doesn't defend them - fine - but fight to defend them - that's all I ask of him. If he goes down to 60-70 in the world by the end of the year, I'll support him no matter where his ranking is. But fight fight fight - like I know my warrior is capable of.

+alonso
08-09-2005, 05:49 PM
poor nico he was so frustrated....( i saw the last game of the 1 set and the 2 set) Nico said.....I DUNNO WHAT'S HAPPENING TO ME ..........:sad:

yeah it's true ... i think his body is trying to play in clay again :lol: ;)

NicoFan
08-09-2005, 06:03 PM
poor nico he was so frustrated....( i saw the last game of the 1 set and the 2 set) Nico said.....I DUNNO WHAT'S HAPPENING TO ME ..........:sad:

yeah it's true ... i think his body is trying to play in clay again :lol: ;)

Oh geez poor Nico - that makes me feel so bad for him. :sad:

He hates the hardcourts. But good grief, half the season is played on hardcourts, he's just got to get used to them. His body cannot keep trying to play the hardcourts as if they are clay...lol! ;)

He looked so good in DC - I don't understand how he can play worse after having 5 more days of practice on the hardcourts. :eek:

If this keeps up, I won't be seeing much of him in Cincy, New Haven, and US Open. :sad:

+alonso
08-09-2005, 06:09 PM
Aww !!! :sad: Vamos Nico you can do it!!! i think he needs someone how can tell him what to do !!! (like gaby:mad: )......:sad:
well his serve wasn't bad at all.. he only had 1 DF ;) 65% 1 serv ;)
about he always threw away all the easy balls and the 2 service of kiefer :mad: :sad:

:sobbing: Now let's go in doubles

NicoFan
08-09-2005, 06:23 PM
Aww !!! :sad: Vamos Nico you can do it!!! i think he needs someone how can tell him what to do !!! (like gaby:mad: )......:sad:
well his serve wasn't bad at all.. he only had 1 DF ;) 65% 1 serv ;)
about he always threw away all the easy balls and the 2 service of kiefer :mad: :sad:

:sobbing: Now let's go in doubles

He does need Gaby right now.... :sad:

I was watching the stats - he was serving well. But Kiefer was not, and Nico didn't take advantage of it - Kiefer was serving at like low 40% 1st serve in the first set.

I think that's what made the loss so upsetting. A match he could have won.

And don't mean to sound terrible - but don't care about doubles - I want my Nico to win at singles...and Fena too... :sad:

NicoFan
08-09-2005, 06:30 PM
Sparko - are you here?

Are they showing Rafa-Carlos on ESPN2??? Or did they switch to the Dent match - I hope not.

Sparko1030
08-09-2005, 07:10 PM
Right now its Dent and Ljubicic but they were showing Rafa and Moya. In my depression over Nico's loss I forgot Rafa's match was suppose to be on. They were in the middle of the 2nd set when I turned it on. Very exciting match. Dent just won so I hope they put Rafa back on. So, as far as watching your tape it will suck...going back and forth. Stupid Dent won, Nico could have kicked his butt...Oh well...Yes, Rafa back on. Hopefully there will be no more going back and forth and I won't tell you the score except its a good match!

NicoFan
08-09-2005, 07:20 PM
Thanks - hate it though when they go back and forth - who gives a hoot about Dent when Rafa and Carlos are playing. Typical ESPN2 - they s*ck.

Yeah, Nico would have beaten Dent.

Shoot - Hewitt out which means that if Fena won, he would have had an open road, and now this with Dent.

Oh well - I decided that I was too hard on our Nico - I didn't mean to be, and I know it takes him 3-4 weeks to get used to the hardcourts. I just thought that he was going to do it against Kiefer and got my hopes up too high, plus I want so much to see him here in the States.

Poor sweetie. He's probably bumming.

He'll be back - its only one match.

NicoFan
08-09-2005, 11:14 PM
The chicos lost 6-7 (5), 6-7 (6). :sad:

I don't like it when my two sweeties have a tough tournament. Nothing went right in Montreal.

Hopefully Cincy will be better for both our chilenos.

+alonso
08-09-2005, 11:39 PM
yeah! they lost !!! :sad:

:sad:

well .. a bad day for our boys...:sad:

Oh i'm so jealous.. you guys can see moya-nadal and more matches than me :sad: i only could see nico :sad:

NicoFan
08-09-2005, 11:57 PM
Oh i'm so jealous.. you guys can see moya-nadal and more matches than me :sad: i only could see nico :sad:

I would trade every Rafa, Moya, Coria, Ferrero, Roddick, Agassi, etc. etc. etc. match just to see all of Nico's matches like you get to do. :sad:

We can trade places Alonso...lol!!!!!!!!!!!!! I get to live in Chile, and you can live in New York City. ;)

Fergie
08-10-2005, 12:07 AM
Nico had his chances to do a better match but when he start to speak with himself something wrong is happening :rolleyes:

I'm sad but more disappointed :( ... I hate Montreal and Canal 13 :ras:

Sparko1030
08-10-2005, 04:23 AM
Nico had his chances to do a better match but when he start to speak with himself something wrong is happening :rolleyes:

I'm sad but more disappointed :( ... I hate Montreal and Canal 13 :ras:


yeah, what is with canal 13???? Have either Nico or Fena ever won when they had their match on?

Sparko1030
08-10-2005, 04:27 AM
Oh i'm so jealous.. you guys can see moya-nadal and more matches than me :sad: i only could see nico :sad:[/QUOTE]


I would trade watching Rafa/Moya in an instant to see Nico play!!! Even when he loses!

GonzoFan
08-10-2005, 08:56 AM
yeah, what is with canal 13???? Have either Nico or Fena ever won when they had their match on?

I don't know what is wrong with that channel :mad: I think that the only time that Feña won when the match was on in Canal 13 was in Montecarlo when he played against Ancic ...
That's why Chilevision is much better because when Gonzo won Auckland and Amersfoort that was the channel that was showing the matchs ...
But thank God I can watch all Feña's and Nico's matchs on ESPN :D

Fergie
08-10-2005, 12:45 PM
I don't know what is wrong with that channel :mad: I think that the only time that Feña won when the match was on in Canal 13 was in Montecarlo when he played against Ancic ...
That's why Chilevision is much better because when Gonzo won Auckland and Amersfoort that was the channel that was showing the matchs ...
But thank God I can watch all Feña's and Nico's matchs on ESPN :D
It's true ... They almost always lost when Canal 13 show the matchs then I prefer don't watch the match but celebrate a victory :lol:

+alonso
08-10-2005, 05:57 PM
I hate Montreal and Canal 13 :ras:
Yeah Me too :ras: Canal 13 :ras: