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- Pronounced: ma-SU
- Age: 35 (10.10.1979)
- Birthplace: Vina del Mar, Chile
- Residence: Vina del Mar, Chile
- Height: 6' (183 cm)
- Weight: 177 lbs (80 kg)
- Plays: Right-handed
- Turned Pro: 1997
- Coach: Gabriel Markus
As of 13.04.2015
Singles & Doubles combined
Singles & Doubles combined
Full name is Nicolas Alejandro Massu Frir...Began playing at age five with older brother Jorge and Hungarian grandfather Ladislao...Father, Manuel, is an engineer from Palestine, and mother, Sonia, is a housewife from Hungary...Younger brother, Stefano... Junior No. 5 in singles and No. 1 in doubles in 1997...Captured Orange Bowl in singles (d. Rake) and won doubles at Wimbledon (w/Horna) and US Open (w/Gonzalez)...Enjoys soccer and favorite team is Everton from Vina del Mar...Has a 29-15 career Davis Cup record (19-8 in singles) in 22 ties...Carried Chilean flag during opening ceremonies at Sydney Olympics in 2000...Honored by Chile president Ricardo Lagos (along w/Gonzalez) on Sept. 14, 2004 and greeted by 6,000 fans in Santiago after Olympic win...Coached by Leonardo Zuleta and Jorge Gerosi.
2007 -- Finished in Top 100 for ninth consecutive season at No. 79....Finalist at hometown event in Vina del Mar for second straight year (l. to Horna)....Also reached QF in Acapulco (l. to Chela)....Won nearly all of his matches on clay (15 of 17), finishing with a 15-15 mark....Other wins came in first and last tournament appearances of season, on hard court at Auckland (d. Ferrero) and carpet at St. Petersburg (d. Gabashvili)...Compiled 0-3 singles and 1-1 doubles record in Davis Cup action.
2006 -- Won his sixth title in Costa do Sauipe (d. Martin)...Finalist at hometown event in Vi±a del Mar (l. to Acasuso) and also in Casablanca (l. to Bracciali) and Amersfoort (l. to Djokovic)...Compiled a 28-13 record on clay, second-most wins behind Volandri (30)...Best hard court results were QF in Auckland and New Haven.
2005 -- Retired in 2nd RD at Australian Open with a stress fracture in his left foot and was sidelined for three months...Reached SF in Gstaad (l. to Gaudio) and Kitzbnhel (l. to Verdasco)...In doubles, reached final in Amersfoort and SF at Roland Garros (both w/Gonzalez)...
2004 -- First man to win double Olympic gold medals in tennis since Vincent Richards in 1924 as he beat Fish in five sets in Athens, then teamed (w/Gonzalez) to win doubles over Kiefer-Schuettler in five-sets, saving four M.P....Played 24 hours and 43 minutes in 12 matches over eight days...Captured title in Kitzbnhel (d. Gaudio)...Underwent hernia surgery in his right groin on Nov. 30 in Chile...In doubles, reached final in Acapulco (w/Chela)...Earned a career-high $854,533...
2003 -- Chilean No. 1 for first time...Won titles in Amersfoort (d. Sluiter) and Palermo (d. Mathieu)...One of three finals came at AMS Madrid (l. to No. 1 Ferrero)...
2002 -- Won first ATP title in Buenos Aires (d. Calleri, saving two M.P.)...
2001 -- Adelaide finalist (l. to Haas)...
2000 -- Reached first ATP final in Orlando (l. to Gonzalez) in youngest final of year...
1999 -- Won three Challengers...
1998 -- Won Quito Challenger (d. M. Sanchez)...