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post #1 of 81 (permalink) Old 01-21-2004, 08:38 PM Thread Starter
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Thumbs up Do you think David Nalbandian is a strong candidate?

I just wanted to know if anyone think, like me, of David as a strong candidate to win the Australian Open?
I believe 2004 is going to be THE YEAR for him, I bet he's going to finish in the top #3 at least.

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Re: Do you think David Nalbandian is a strong candidate?

Well, of course he is
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Re: Do you think David Nalbandian is a strong candidate?

Sure... he's been playing well, but as a few articles have said, he'll have to see how his wrist will hold up after a few tougher matches.

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I wouldn't call him strong. I think he's an underrated dark horse. I like his game. He's like a human back board with a beautiful BH. But, every time I watch him, something goes wrong at the 11th hour. His wrist is worrisome and I think he gets frazzled over some of the biased/close/bad calls he seems to get all of the time. I want him to get a breakthrough. I think he can do it on any surface. So, maybe 2004 will be his year. Anyway, seeding not withstanding, he's one of my dark horses for this tournament.
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Yes He is. I hope He win it
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Re: Do you think David Nalbandian is a strong candidate?

Yes, he is.

After having watched his 1st match ag. Mello (who isn't a great referrent, but well....) I think David looks strong, he's playng very good, and he has said during his latest interviews that the wrist is perfect, all that makes me trust more in him to win this tournament.

I hope he can do it.

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Re: Do you think David Nalbandian is a strong candidate?

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But, every time I watch him, something goes wrong at the 11th hour. His wrist is worrisome and I think he gets frazzled over some of the biased/close/bad calls he seems to get all of the time.

Of course, this is not the US, where it seems that ALL players who are not American get ignored. True, Dave has to work on that, but he's in Australia, and I doubt very seriously that he would have that problem....
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Re: Do you think David Nalbandian is a strong candidate?

I think you're right about the calls Tiffany.
I believe Australia is a much more fair place than the US. Regarding tennis at least.
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^ I hope so. I was so angry about the USO semis and the TMS.

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he's a great athlete, gotta give him that, but he wont get
past QF .
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Re: Do you think David Nalbandian is a strong candidate?

In that case, then he will have defended his points from last year, mrp, if that's the best you can hope for him....
but, i think he can go to the final-even win it.
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I wouldnt call him a strong candidate
but certainly a darkhorse
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Well, wy, being a darkhorse contender is not really all that bad. At least the pressure's off, and he can play his game.
Anyway, he was not even a contender at Wimbledon in 2002, and look what happened. His first Wimbledon, and he goes all the way to the finals. No one but him can stake that claim, so I don't doubt that he could make some waves here....
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Re: Do you think David Nalbandian is a strong candidate?

Of course he is!!!! I think his chances are as good as anyones, i'm not really worried about the rist though. But he does have to get by Tim before he can have his QF showdown with my other favorite, Federer! Go David!!!
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Barring some sort of catastrophe with Nalbi, I think he can do it....
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