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Nicholas Masou

Nicholas Masou

Sector : Sports , Athletes

Personal Info

  • Country of residence : Chile
  • Gender : Male
  • Born in : 1979
  • Age : 41
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Information

Nicolás Alejandro Massú Fried (Spanish pronunciation: [nikoˈlaz maˈsu];[a] born 10 October 1979), nicknamed El Vampiro (Spanish: "the vampire"), is a Chilean retired tennis player, a former world No. 9 in singles and winner of two Olympic gold medals. He is the only male player to have won both the singles and doubles gold medals during the same games in modern Olympic tennis (since 1988), the only two gold medals Chile has won at the Olympics. Massú also reached the final of the 2003 Madrid Masters and won six singles titles. Now, he is the coach of the world top Austrian Tennis Player Dominic Thiem.

 

Achievements and Awards

He is the only male player to have won both the singles and doubles gold medals during the same games in modern Olympic tennis (since 1988), the only two gold medals Chile has won at the Olympics.

Massú has represented Chile at three Summer Olympics: 2000 Sydney, 2004 Athens and 2008 Beijing. At the 2000 event's opening ceremony, he was his country's stand in flag bearer after Marcelo Ríos failed to show up. In his first-round match he beat Sláva Doseděl, but lost to Juan Carlos Ferrero in the next round.

Massú began playing for Chile in Davis Cup matches in 1996. He played in the World Group, representing Chile in the years from 2005 to 2007 and again from 2009 to 2011. He ended his participation with a record of 29–17, including 17–4 on clay

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