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post #1 of 35 (permalink) Old 10-21-2007, 08:54 PM Thread Starter
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Has Nalbandian woken up for real this time?

He won TMC 2005 and many expected him to compete at the top 5 level in 2006. Now he is back and has showed us what he is capable off. He has also improved his serve so it seems he is bit more serious this time around. Will he be more consistent on tour or will his extra-curricular activities still distract him?

I would definitely like him to take tennis more seriously because it is such a pleasure to watch him when he plays like he did this week. What do you think?
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post #2 of 35 (permalink) Old 10-21-2007, 08:59 PM
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Re: Has Nalbandian woken up for real this time?

We'll have to see, but if he has, look out. With the improved serve and apparent new mental toughness that saw him not waver at all against Djokovic, Nadal and Federer, he could be a major handful in 2008

It is a big "if" though.

He deserves to be back in the top 10 causing major problems, though - he's too damn talented to be languishing down in the 20s and losing in R3 of majors. I don't much care for him but I respect his game and you can see the talent he has. It's not too late for him to really turn it on.
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Re: Has Nalbandian woken up for real this time?

I would say he did compete at the top 5 level during 2006. He made SF of the AO where he choked against baggy, and then SF of RG where he was crushing Roger before getting injured. He also made semis of the TMC and ended the year in the top 10 (albeit not top 5).

I think he'll be back in the top 10 and possibly even top 5, but I doubt he'll win a slam or be a contender for the number 1, if that's what you mean by "waking up for real".
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Re: Has Nalbandian woken up for real this time?

He just beat Djokovic, Nadal, and Federer.

Oh yes. He's gonna reward himself in a big, lard-filled way.

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Re: Has Nalbandian woken up for real this time?

Look at it this way. Al Bundy is big fat bear. It's almost winter time, so he needs to eat up, big fat wins and all. Then he will go into hibernation and God knows when he will wake up...
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I hope to see him in a 5 set thriller in te AO open final against Federer. May the best man win.
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who knows.
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Look at it this way. Al Bundy is big fat bear. It's almost winter time, so he needs to eat up, big fat wins and all. Then he will go into hibernation and God knows when he will wake up...

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Yeah, no one can tell. He's still at a ripe age to do some of damage at the top of the game, but that's only if he applies himself.
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Re: Has Nalbandian woken up for real this time?

No

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Re: Has Nalbandian woken up for real this time?

In layman's terms, it is time for him to put up or shut up. If he disappears back into mediocrity, I don't think he'll be able to do this again.

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I think it's temporary or sporadic at best. Djokovic did the same but it doesn't say as much from one win. So you never know how Nalbanian will play against a non sloppy Federer but Fed will be aware. I think Federer forgot like many people that Nalbanian is a threat.
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Only Safin truly understands what is going on in David's head.
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Re: Has Nalbandian woken up for real this time?

I would not give on that
but it is great to have somebody a few times a year who can show such great performance to make tennis fun

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Re: Has Nalbandian woken up for real this time?

you never know with Nalbi

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