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Old 01-13-2009, 12:54 PM   #1
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Default Down Under Dance: Looking For A Win At The 2009 Oz Open!

Well not expecting much here, but at least Nico has been invited to a Grand Slam dance again without having to qualify.

Just hoping for one win, but not really expecting it. I would say it depends on the draw, but Nico has lost to players far lower than him in rankings so really it depends on whether he really wants the win or not.

And forget about "Vamos Nico" at the end of each post. I have a new ending. "Find a freaking coach and get your warrior back on!!"
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Old 01-14-2009, 01:39 AM   #2
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NicoFan I'll type what you said at the end of each post but it's too long

well you're right, it'll depend on the draw but hopefully we could have at least one win
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Old 01-14-2009, 04:14 AM   #3
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Default Re: Down Under Dance: Looking For A Win At The 2009 Oz Open!

Nicofan! I like the sentiment, but Kid is right, too long

Yeah, I'm not expecting much either. I think it depends more on his frame of mind than the actual draw-not that that's not important obvioulsy, but its his head that will be more important IMO.

Good luck on both counts Nico! and I hope your inner warrior wil be in Australia with you
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Old 01-14-2009, 12:27 PM   #4
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Yes, it is a bit long, but if it would really do something, might be worth it. Sadly, we could get God Herself to tell Nico to get a real coach, and he would ignore Her.

Scared but excited to see the draw tomorrow. Not only for Nico, but for the rest of my favorites.
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Old 01-14-2009, 07:39 PM   #5
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Actually the draw isn't out until Friday Melbourne time.
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Old 01-15-2009, 01:58 AM   #6
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Default Re: Down Under Dance: Looking For A Win At The 2009 Oz Open!

well at least a little bit more time to rest from the scary draw

I hate that he never does anything good in Australia, it's my favorite country and I have to hate all the time its GS
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Default Re: Down Under Dance: Looking For A Win At The 2009 Oz Open!

It's over before it begins.

Nico got Nico Almagro. I think Nico has the talent to beat Almagro on hardcourts, but Nico doesn't have the belief.

Adios to Melbourne!
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No he will beat Almugro.
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Old 01-15-2009, 11:28 PM   #9
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Default Re: Down Under Dance: Looking For A Win At The 2009 Oz Open!

It could be worse
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Yes, it could be worse.

Second round doesn't look bad at all. It's just a matter of getting there.
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Entire draw:

NADAL, Rafael ESP [1] v ROCHUS, Christophe BEL
SERRA, Florent FRA v KARANUSIC, Roko CRO
SCHWANK, Eduardo ARG v HAAS, Tommy GER
QUALIFIER v TURSUNOV, Dmitry RUS [29]
GASQUET, Richard FRA [24] v JUNQUEIRA, Diego ARG
SPADEA, Vincent USA v ISTOMIN, Denis UZB (W)
CANAS, Guillermo ARG v KIEFER, Nicolas GER
HEWITT, Lleyton AUS v GONZALEZ, Fernando CHI [13]
MONFILS, Gael FRA [12] v VASSALLO ARGUELLO, Martin ARG
YOUZHNY, Mikhail RUS v KOUBEK, Stefan AUT
GOLUBEV, Andrey KAZ v FOGNINI, Fabio ITA
MASSU, Nicolas CHI v ALMAGRO, Nicolas ESP [17]
KARLOVIC, Ivo CRO [25] v GIMENO-TRAVER, Daniel ESP
VOLANDRI, Filippo ITA v ANCIC, Mario CRO
GUCCIONE, Chris AUS v DEVILDER, Nicolas FRA
ANDUJAR, Pablo ESP v SIMON, Gilles FRA [6]

MURRAY, Andy GBR [4] v PAVEL, Andrei ROU
GABASHVILI, Teimuraz RUS v GRANOLLERS, Marcel ESP
QUALIFIER v EBELTHITE, Colin AUS (W)
NISHIKORI, Kei JPN v MELZER, Jurgen AUT [31]
STEPANEK, Radek CZE [22] v LAPENTTI, Nicolas ECU
QUALIFIER v BALL, Carsten AUS (W)
STAKHOVSKY, Sergiy UKR v CLEMENT, Arnaud FRA
MANNARINO, Adrian FRA (W) v VERDASCO, Fernando ESP [14]
BLAKE, James USA [9] v QUALIFIER
QUALIFIER v DARCIS, Steve BEL
MONTANES, Albert ESP v GULBIS, Ernests LAT
QUALIFIER v ANDREEV, Igor RUS [18]
SCHUETTLER, Rainer GER [30] v QUALIFIER
HANESCU, Victor ROU v HERNYCH, Jan CZE
LJUBICIC, Ivan CRO v KUNITSYN, Igor RUS
MONACO, Juan ARG v TSONGA, Jo-Wilfried FRA [5]

RODDICK, Andy USA [7] v QUALIFIER
QUALIFIER v LLODRA, Michael FRA
FERRERO, Juan Carlos ESP v SANTORO, Fabrice FRA
QUERREY, Sam USA v KOHLSCHREIBER, Philipp GER [32]
ROBREDO, Tommy ESP [21] v REYNOLDS, Bobby USA
MARTIN, Alberto ESP v TROICKI, Viktor SRB
BELLUCCI, Thomaz BRA v LU, Yen-Hsun TPE
GICQUEL, Marc FRA v NALBANDIAN, David ARG [10]
SODERLING, Robin SWE [16] v KENDRICK, Robert USA
BENNETEAU, Julien FRA v BAGHDATIS, Marcos CYP
BOLELLI, Simone ITA v VLIEGEN, Kristof BEL
GROTH, Samuel AUS (W) v FISH, Mardy USA [23]
MATHIEU, Paul-Henri FRA [28] v NIEMINEN, Jarkko FIN
DENT, Taylor USA v QUALIFIER
CHARDY, Jeremy FRA v DANIEL, Marcos BRA
QUALIFIER v DJOKOVIC, Novak SRB [3]

DEL POTRO, Juan Martin ARG [8] v ZVEREV, Mischa GER
QUALIFIER v QUALIFIER
STARACE, Potito ITA v TOMIC, Bernard AUS (W)
MULLER, Gilles LUX v LOPEZ, Feliciano ESP [27]
CILIC, Marin CRO [19] v ANDERSON, Kevin RSA
HERNANDEZ, Oscar ESP v TIPSAREVIC, Janko SRB
QUALIFIER v ISNER, John USA (W)
GREMELMAYR, Denis GER v FERRER, David ESP [11]
WAWRINKA, Stanislas SUI [15] v MINAR, Ivo CZE
QUALIFIER v KLEIN, Brydan AUS (W)
DABUL, Brian ARG v PETZSCHNER, Philipp GER
GINEPRI, Robby USA v BERDYCH, Tomas CZE [20]
SAFIN, Marat RUS [26] v NAVARRO, Ivan ESP
GARCIA-LOPEZ, Guillermo ESP v CALLERI, Agustin ARG
QUALIFIER v MOYA, Carlos ESP
SEPPI, Andreas ITA v FEDERER, Roger SUI [2]
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Default Re: Down Under Dance: Looking For A Win At The 2009 Oz Open!

You are talking about Nico, what about Gonzo?
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Fernando's match is the only interesting first round matchup. Hewitt will make it a tough match, but I have no doubt that Fernando will win ...
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Default Re: Down Under Dance: Looking For A Win At The 2009 Oz Open!

It never fails. at least we expect the draw to suck. Nico can beat Almagro but it would have been nice to get a much lower ranked player. Nico must get his inner warrior on to be successful.

Hewitt will be tough, but Fernando has beat him before and he can/must do it again.
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Sadly, Nico's inner warrior left the building long ago.
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