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With Gaby back :worship: , time for a new beginning for Nico!

Probably won't see the affects of Gaby coming back for awhile, but its a step in the right direction!

Buena suerte NICO in New Haven!
 

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Yeah Excelent idea NicoF :)
I think Nico is going to play well next week ;) :wavey: He has Gaby and He doen't have any pressure ;)

I can't wait to see our boy playing like a real champion again :)
 

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Yeah, I just want Nico to relax, get his rhythm back and enjoy playing tennis again. I think the rest will fall into place then. :kiss: to Gaby for coaching Nico again!

Have a great time in New Haven Nico!!! :hatoff:
 
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Are you going NicoF? :angel: If it's soo good luck :wavey:
Yup - New Haven is only about 1 1/2 hour on the train from NYC.

I'm going to go Saturday to see Nico, Fena (if he goes), and others practice, and then whenever Nico, Fena, and Fer Verdasco play.

More pictures! lol! :)

About Gaby coaching - when I saw him come into Nico's match against Henman, I had a feeling that a deal had been made. And then when I read it was a done deal on the internet, I wanted to just give Gaby a huge hug when I saw him ;) ... but I refrained...lol!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

And what's strange is that Nico seems so relaxed in practice - its when he steps on to the court that everything seems to fall apart - no confidence. And its so sad, becauase he's such a great player, he should be confident all the time. :sad:
 

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Nice :angel: lady
Hmm aww :awww: Don't worry remember he's with no pressure and he will get his confidence back coz he has a trainer very soon ;)

Good Luck :cool:
 

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Hi all :wavey: I don't come to MTF much lately because I have a lot of stuff going on in my life right now - but just wanted to say "hello" to you all and to wish Nico all the best in New Haven and in his relationship with his new coach :) I hope his work with Gaby will be the start of a whole new and successful phase in his life and career. NicoFan - have fun on your tennis trips.
 

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Vamos Nico, you can do it better than in Montreal and Cincy! ;)
 

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Good luck Nico! :hatoff:
 

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Here's the draw - not bad for Nico. Only looking to the 2nd round - just one win here would be nice. Mello can be tough but Nico should feel more comfortable facing another clay courter than a serve and volleyer like Tim. Though it could be a qualifier - one never knows.

(1) DAVYDENKO, Nikolay RUS/Bye
BAGHDATIS, Marcos CYP v. CHELA, Juan Ignacio ARG
CARLSEN, Kenneth DEN v. SANTORO, Fabrice FRA
Bye/(13) MATHIEU, Paul-Henri FRA
(10) VOLANDRI, Filippo ITA/Bye
LLODRA, Michael FRA v. (WC) BLAKE, James USA
MARTIN, Alberto ESP v. ROCHUS, Christophe BEL
Bye/(6) HAAS, Tommy GER

(4) ROBREDO, Tommy ESP/Bye
(WC) JENKINS, Scoville USA v. NIEMINEN, Jarkko FIN
qualifier v (WC) REYNOLDS, Bobby USA
Bye/(16) MONFILS, Gael FRA
(9) RUSEDSKI, Greg GBR/Bye
HANESCU, Victor ROM v. HORNA, Luis PER
qualifier v. MELLO, Ricardo BRA
Bye/(7) MASSU, Nicolas CHI

(8) ROCHUS, Olivier/Bye
MONACO, Juan v. ANDREEV, Igor
KOHLSCHREIBER, Philipp v. FISH, Mardy
Bye/(11) MELZER, Jurgen
(15) SRICHAPHAN, Paradorn/Bye
WAWRINKA, Stanislas v. SAULNIER, Cyril
MULLER, Gilles v. ZIB, Tomas
Bye/(3) FERRER, David

(5) LOPEZ, Feliciano/Bye
SANGUINETTI, Davide v. KIM, Kevin
TURSUNOV, Dmitry v. qualifier
Bye/(12) SPADEA, Vincent
(14) SODERLING, Robin/Bye
HERNYCH, Jan v. VERDASCO, Fernando
(WC) GIMELSTOB, Justin v. qualifier
Bye/(2) GONZALEZ, Fernando
 

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BTW - went to New Haven yesterday - had fun but didn't see Nico - he must have practiced really late or really early before 9:00 when I got there.

Because its not very fan-friendly - can't see the practice courts and had to take pictures through a 3 inch opening in the gate - I'm only going back for Nico's 2nd round match. Hopefully he'll be on the grandstand or regular courts so I can get good pictures. Shouldn't be on the main stadium if he's playing Mello.
 

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It's a shame that you didn't see Nico yesterday NicoFan, but don't worry you'll see him that's for sure! and hopefully you'll see him in his first win in hard courts and with Gaby back! yeaay!!

btw don't forget your assignment and DON'T LOOK DOWN!! lol! I told you that it would be better for you if I wouldn't be here too lol!
 

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Here's the doubles draw - buena suerte to Nico y Fena!

(1) PAES, Leander IND / ZIMONJIC, Nenad SCG v HAAS, Tommy GER / MELZER, Jurgen AUT
GONZALEZ, Fernando CHI / MASSU, Nicolas CHI v ROCHUS, Christophe BEL / ROCHUS, Olivier BEL

(3) LLODRA, Michael FRA / SANTORO, Fabrice FRA v SUK, Cyril CZE / VIZNER, Pavel CZE
ETLIS, Gaston ARG / RODRIGUEZ, Martin ARG v ASPELIN, Simon SWE / PERRY, Todd AUS

(WC) RAM, Rajeev USA / REYNOLDS, Bobby USA v ANDREEV, Igor RUS / FERRER, David ESP
ALLEGRO, Yves SUI / KNOWLE, Julian AUT v (4) CERMAK, Frantisek CZE / FRIEDL, Leos CZE

(WC) GIMELSTOB, Justin USA / THOMAS, Jim USA v PALA, Petr CZE / SPADEA, Vincent USA
ERLICH, Jonathan ISR / RAM, Andy ISR v (2) BHUPATHI, Mahesh IND / DAMM, Martin CZE
 

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Vamos Nico y Feña!!! :bounce:
 

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The boys play doubles on Tuesday! Good luck NICO and FENA!!

Court 1: 10:00 AM Start

1. Men's Singles: 1st Round
Alberto Martin (ESP) vs. Christophe Rochus (BEL)
2. Men's Singles: 1st Round
Marcos Baghdatis (CYP) vs. Juan Ignacio Chela (ARG)
Not Before 12:00 NOON
3. Women's Doubles: 1st Round
Alicia Molik (AUS)/Corina Morariu (USA) [1] vs. Nathalie Dechy (FRA)/Amelie Mauresmo (FRA) WC
4. Men's Doubles: 1st Round
Fernando Gonzalez (CHI)/Nicolas Massu (CHI) vs. Christophe Rochus (BEL)/Olivier Rochus (BEL)
5. Men's Singles: 2nd Round
Robin Soderling (SWE) [14] vs. Fernando Verdasco (ESP)
 

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Good luck to Nico and Feña tomorrow!! :yeah:

Vamos chicos!! kick some butt!! :rocker2:
 

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Vamos Chicos!!! :bounce:
 

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Nico's second round opponent will be Andy Ram.

VAMOS NICO!! Get that first hardcourt win of the summer!!! :fiery:
 
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