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Old 01-07-2009, 03:16 PM   #1
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Default AUCKLAND ACE: Back To The Major Leagues!

So happy to see Nico back in the major leagues. Those challengers sucked big time. Hopefully he'll do well because the last thing we want to see is that he has to play challengers again. Although I doubt he'll get into the European clay masters series events so he'll probably have to play challengers those weeks.

Anyway - GOOD LUCK TO NICO IN AUCKLAND!

Not sure when the qualifying draw will come out (probably Friday), but Nico hopefully is there by now so he can get used to the time change before he has to play a match.
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Old 01-07-2009, 04:56 PM   #2
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Default Re: AUCKLAND ACE: Back To The Major Leagues!

Auckland has free live streaming.

http://www.heinekenopen.co.nz/1/home/
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Old 01-07-2009, 06:26 PM   #3
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Default Re: AUCKLAND ACE: Back To The Major Leagues!

3 things:

1. Its tennis time again!!!!
2. Nico is back in the big time!!!
3. Free live streaming!!! (thanks for the link Nicofan )


And now....

Best of Luck in Auckland Nico!!! Get through those qualies and into the main draw!!!
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Default Re: AUCKLAND ACE: Back To The Major Leagues!

now the problem with the live streaming will be the huge time difference between us and Auckland

Anyway I hope Nico has some good matches in here

Vamooos Nicoo!!! Let the madness begin again!!
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Old 01-08-2009, 08:57 PM   #5
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Default Re: AUCKLAND ACE: Back To The Major Leagues!

It is a huge difference in time.

I figured it out for me - 18 hours difference. So will be 19 hours difference for Kid and Sparko. Not sure about Chile because I can't remember the time difference between me and Santiago right now. I'll check that next.
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Default Re: AUCKLAND ACE: Back To The Major Leagues!

16 hours difference between Auckland and Chile
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Huge difference.

The qualifying draw should be coming out sometime tonight our time. I think.
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I knew it was a big time difference, so I guess we won't be enjoying the live streaming that much or who knows, I remember that I got to see a match of Nico the last year
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Old 01-09-2009, 04:38 AM   #9
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Default Re: AUCKLAND ACE: Back To The Major Leagues!

The time difference I guess it depends on what time his matches are scheduled for.
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Qualifying Draw

Philipp Petzschner GER [1] vs. Jaroslav Pospisil CZE
Adam Thompson NZL [WC] vs. Rohan Bopanna IND
Marcus Daniell NZL [WC] vs. Daniel Gimeno-Traver ESP
Gilles Muller LUX vs. Nicolas Massu CHI [5]

Oscar Hernandez ESP [2] vs. Francesco Piccari ITA
GD Jones NZL vs. Miguel Angel Lopez Jaen ESP
Colin Ebelthite AUS vs. Niels Desein BEL
Mathieu Rodrigues FRA vs. Vincent Spadea USA [7]

Bobby Reynolds USA [3] vs. Alexander Flock GER
Samuel Groth AUS vs. Roman Borvanov USA
Nathan Thompson USA vs. Matwé Middelkoop NED
Mikal (Oliver) Statham NZL [WC] vs. Diego Junqueira ARG [6]

Ivan Navarro ESP [4] vs. Jonathan Dasnières de Véigy FRA
Michael Lammer SUI vs. John Isner USA
Ruben Bemelmans BEL vs. Pablo Andujar ESP
Finn Tearney NZL [WC] vs. Thomaz Bellucci BRA [8]
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Old 01-09-2009, 04:34 PM   #11
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Default Re: AUCKLAND ACE: Back To The Major Leagues!

Well tough 1st round for Nico.

Muller is a hardcourt player. I saw Nico play him in Washington in 2005, and Nico basically spent the entire time complaining about how much he hated playing on hardcourts. I knew from the start of the match that Nico would lose even though Muller was about to melt due to the extreme heat in DC because Nico wasn't mentally in the match.

Hopefully thinks will be different this time around. Nico really has to just focus because 90 points is a huge amount of points to lose just because he doesn't want to play on hardcourts.
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This sucks
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Nico will have a different frame of mind this time
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I checked the OOP - Nico is 4th up with matches beginning at Saturday 10:00 a.m. NZ time. His match then will be around Saturday 4:00 p.m. NZ time which is about Friday 10:00 p.m my time, Friday 9:00 p.m. Kid/Sparko time, and Friday 8:00 p.m. Chile time. (I think... )
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Actually the match is going to be around midnight in Chile
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