Originally Posted by takuma
So proud of our boy, QF!
Lucky You, Smokey!(the Cilic match was somewhat crucial to what's happend next imo). And now time for Nadal...hope that Nico enjoys this match and plays his best. Anyways I keep my fings(&armes&legs) crossed, vamos!
Yeah, I am definitely lucky to be close to Cincy. Wish there were some challengers closer to me, but I can't complain.
The Cilic match was a bit surprising to me. Nico played incredibly smart tennis and mixed it up very well. Cilic was impatient and he tried to force things, which led to a lot of unforced errors in the end. This same smart tennis clearly allowed him to beat two great players in Verdasco and Ferrer and play a very good match against Nadal.
Nico is a really nice guy, though. There was another kid about my age(18) watching the match(not many people were, Ginepri-Federer was going on and there were only like 30 people watching) and he was clearly Ecuadorian. If I needed a clue he was was wearing an Ecuadorian jersey, heh. Anyway, after Nico won he hit the ball to the kid, and then proceeded to sign the ball, the Ecuadorian shirt, and an Ecuadorian flag the kid had
It was a cool moment. I congratulated Nico on his win, but in retrospect I kinda wish I would have gotten his autograph. I don't usually get autographs but he is someone whose I would have liked to have gotten.
Originally Posted by martine2
Nice to see you here too
Seems we like the same players
Even more so I'm big fans of Moya, Gonzalez, and Calleri.
Those are guys I like because of how they play tennis, Moya and Gonzo's huge forehands that I wish I had and Calleri's backhand