Nico is currently playing in the Aracaju Challenger, part of the Copa Petrobras series of events in South America.
Aracaju is the challenger he won last year.
Currently reached the semi finals of the event - which he is scheduled to play tonight vs Carlos Berlocq. He is number 2 seed for the event (nr.1 Tomas Behrend has already lost) and so far his results are as follows:
1st round beat Diego Jungueira 6-1, 6-7, 6-2
2nd round beat Mirko Pehar 6-3, 6-2
QF round beat Gianluca Naso 6-4, 6-3
In the current news article about Nico's progress, he said the following on asked if he thought he was playing well enough to defend his title "I am playing better every day and that leaves me very happy and safe".
Keep it up Nico.