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  1. Matt Zemek
    Matt Zemek November 14, 2012 at 11:50 pm |

    Juan Jose,

    When you tweeted about the possibility of not surviving this Almagro piece, I wondered how and why you could have arrived at such a psychological stage.

    I wonder no more.

    (This is perpetually fascinating content — from you and everyone. So great.)

  2. Poorna
    Poorna November 15, 2012 at 6:06 am |

    Must have taken quite a hell lot of time to do this..awesome! 🙂

  3. Fernando
    Fernando November 15, 2012 at 9:40 am |

    Fernando says, yes we know Nico well. Interesting insight provided in this piece.

    What fans must understand is that not all professional tennis players live and die to win titles or become No.1. This is not by any stretch intended to be a criticism or value judgment. We should all do in life what make us the happiest, no?

    Players like Maestro, The Bull and Djoker get their happiness living and breathing tennis. Serena Williams, for example, has many other interests and has been unfairly criticized for her commitment to the sport. Who are these people to tell Serena how to run her life?

    Has Nico fulfilled his potential as a tennis player, perhaps, not. But this is his choice and if a more balanced and nuanced life makes his happy, this is all that matters.

    I am Fernando @vivafernando

  4. Fog Mountain
    Fog Mountain November 15, 2012 at 11:57 am |

    Almagro also had winning hardcourt records in 2011 (13-12) and 2010 (15-13).

  5. triplebagel
    triplebagel November 15, 2012 at 12:26 pm |

    Thanks for this great article, haha. It’s funny to see so many Nico tweets in succession. I wonder how much people’s appreciation of him has changed over the time he’s been on twitter. It probably did wonders.

    Also, Nico openly supports the idea of gay players on tour, which I think is awesome. <3


    Thanks again!

  6. PeggyPepper
    PeggyPepper November 15, 2012 at 10:05 pm |

    Well that was a fascinating and funny trip into the mind of one of my favorite characters on tour. His questionable music taste is balanced by his appreciation of WTA tennis and comments on gay players. And I am amused that he is like an earnest love lorn liberal arts student in his choice of quotes.

  7. Jenn
    Jenn January 26, 2013 at 2:25 pm |

    Thanks. I always found his demeanor on TV rather bland… you’ve made me take a second look. BTW, I live in Spain and he definitely get’s no love on Spanish TV or the press (without Nadal tennis has nearly fallen off the planet here!)

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