Bryan twins give U.S. Davis Cup lead

Bryan twins give U.S. Davis Cup lead

SANTIAGO, Chile, March 5 (UPI) -- The veteran American doubles team of Mike and Bob Bryan won Saturday, giving the United States a 2-1 edge over Chile in first-round Davis Cup play.

Capdeville wins Davis Cup marathon match

SANTIAGO, Chile, March 4 (UPI) -- Paul Capdeville posted a five-set win Friday that pulled Chile into a 1-1 tie with the United States in a first-round Davis Cup series.
U.S. to field strong Davis Cup team

U.S. to field strong Davis Cup team

SANTIAGO, Chile, March 3 (UPI) -- A strong U.S. team featuring No. 8-ranked Andy Roddick and the world No. 1 doubles team travels to Chile for a first-round Davis Cup series.

Massu-Minar match opens Davis quarterfinal

COQUIMBO, Chile, July 8 (UPI) -- Chilean Nicolas Massu and Czech Ivo Minar have been given the lead-off match for the Czech Republic's Davis Cup quarterfinal series in Chile.

Massu, Chela in clay-court quarterfinals

HOUSTON, April 8 (UPI) -- Nicolas Massu and Juan Ignacio Chela both reached the quarterfinals Wednesday at the rain-marred U.S. Men's Clay Court Championship.

Doubles duo keeps Israel in Davis hunt

COQUIMBO, Chile, March 7 (UPI) -- The doubles team of Jonathan Erlich and Andy Ram notched a clutch win Sunday to keep Israel alive against Chile in first-round Davis Cup play.

Gonzalez, Massu notch wins for Chile

COQUIMBO, Chile, March 6 (UPI) -- Fernando Gonzalez and Nicolas Massu each notched come-from-behind victories Saturday to lift host Chile to a 2-0 lead over Israel in Davis Cup action.

Davydenko, Ferrer win Croatia Open matches

UMAG, Croatia, July 29 (UPI) -- Nikolay Davydenko and David Ferrer, the top two seeds, won their first-round matches Wednesday at the Croatia Open in Umag.

Croatia beats Chile 3-0 at Davis Cup

POREC, Croatia, March 8 (UPI) -- Former champion Croatia advanced to the 2009 Davis Cup quarterfinals Saturday by building an insurmountable 3-0 lead over Chile at Porec, Croatia.

Calleri advances in Movistar Open

VINA DEL MAR, Chile, Feb. 3 (UPI) -- Argentine Agustin Calleri beat Nicolas Massu of Chile Tuesday to advance to the second round at the $496,750 Movistar Open.

Ljubicic advances at Croatia Open

UMAG, Croatia, July 15 (UPI) -- Ivan Ljubicic and Guillermo Canas claimed first-round victories Tuesday at the Croatia Open.

Blake reaches quarters in U.S. Clay Court

HOUSTON, April 17 (UPI) -- Top-seeded James Blake coasted into the quarterfinals of the U.S. Men's Clay Court Championships Thursday by downing Ryan Harrison 6-3, 6-2.

Blake, Fish advance at clay court event

HOUSTON, April 17 (UPI) -- James Blake and Mardy Fish both picked up victories Wednesday at the U.S. Men's Clay Court Championship.

Gonzalez starts with win in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS, March 5 (UPI) -- Top-seeded Fernando Gonzalez downed Dudi Sela 6-2, 7-6 (7-2) Tuesday in the first round of the $436,000 Tennis Channel Open in Las Vegas.

No. 2 and No. 3 seeds lose in Argentina

BUENOS AIRES, Feb. 19 (UPI) -- Second-seeded Argentine Juan Monaco and third-seeded Spaniard Carlos Moya were both eliminated Tuesday in the first round of the Copa Telmex tennis tournament.
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Nicolas Massu
NYP2001083051 - 30 AUGUST 2001 - NEW YORK, NEW YORK, USA: Andre Agassi, returns a forehand against Nicolas Massu, August 30, 2001, during game action at the US Open in Flushing, Queens, New York. .mk/hrc/Hayden Roger Celestin UPI

Nicolás Alejandro Massú Fried (born October 10, 1979, in Viña del Mar, Chile), nicknamed Vampiro (Spanish: "vampire"), is a Chilean tennis player, a former world number nine in singles, and a two-time Olympic gold medalist. He is the only male player to have won both the singles and doubles gold medals in the same Olympic Games in modern (1988 ff.) Olympic tennis.

Massú was introduced to tennis at age five by his Hungarian grandfather, Ladislao Fried. From age 12, he was trained at the Valle Dorado tennis academy, near Villa Alemana, by Leonardo Zuleta, with whom he perfected his forehand and double-handed backhand. He later trained at the Nick Bollettieri academy, in Florida, United States, alongside Marcelo Ríos, and later at the High Performance Center in Barcelona, Spain.

Massú became a professional tennis player in 1997. That year he won the prestigious juniors year-end Orange Bowl tournament. He also claimed the boys doubles competitions at Wimbledon (with Peru's Luis Horna) and the US Open (with countryman Fernando González), and was junior doubles world champion.

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