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Who is better: Tommy Haas or David Nalbandian ?

They can both play some pretty decent all court tennis once in a while and are considered by many a little bit under-achieved. Also have had some very impressive results in non-mickey mouse tournaments. I personally like Nalbandian better.

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Re: ? Who is better ? Tommy Haas or David Nalbandian ?

Bandian. Only because he won TMC, made a slam final, compared to Haas winning nothing and never being in a Slam final although you could argue weather robbed him of a final at AO 2002 in the semis vs Safin. However, Haas reached number 2 compared to Bandy's number 3 although you could certainly argue for Tommy, that he was lucky to be in a transitional period between Sampras and Nadal.

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Re: ? Who is better ? Tommy Haas or David Nalbandian ?

Definitely Nalbandian. When he's on he beats everybody, proved for instance by his run in late 2007. Too bad he never committed enough to the game.

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Re: ? Who is better ? Tommy Haas or David Nalbandian ?

their H2H record is surprising, 3 - 0 to Haas.

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I think Haas is more consistent than David, but Nalby at his best is way better, his results are also much more impressive than Haas.
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Re: ? Who is better ? Tommy Haas or David Nalbandian ?

Fat Dave has far better stats. Hard to compare when one guy has been injured every 2 seconds compared to a guy who just can't be bothered half the time.

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Re: ? Who is better ? Tommy Haas or David Nalbandian ?

I like these men.

Both good tennis players.


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Re: ? Who is better ? Tommy Haas or David Nalbandian ?

David.

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Re: ? Who is better ? Tommy Haas or David Nalbandian ?

Nalbandian is a stronger player and has proved it with more wins over top players. At his best Nalbandian can challenge for slams and whilst Haas has got to the latter stages himself a few times I think he has always been more of a dark horse in thos positions even though he had the higher ranking at a stage.

They are both players who I think we will look back at some of their better performances and say how on earth did they not end up winning more. As Haas spokesman lenj jai says, with Haas it is injury related. With Nalbandian there are other issues to be looked at.

I hope we still have more to see from both of these two though before they call it a day. Certainly two of the most aesthetically pleasing players to watch of the last decade.

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Re: ? Who is better ? Tommy Haas or David Nalbandian ?

Haasi, easily.

If it weren't for those two fluke TMS wins, Fat Dave wouldn't have any real titles.

ps: don't get me started on that "TMC".
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Re: ? Who is better ? Tommy Haas or David Nalbandian ?

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Haasi, easily.

If it weren't for those two fluke TMS wins, Fat Dave wouldn't have any real titles.

ps: don't get me started on that "TMC".
rofl please explain, i want to hear more of ur awful logic.
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They can both play some pretty decent all court tennis once in a while and are considered by many a little bit under-achieved.
"a little" is a little understated.


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Re: ? Who is better ? Tommy Haas or David Nalbandian ?

Let me express my point about the TMC final in 2005. To be honest I thought that's the best I've ever seen David Nalbandian play. Sure, he played great in 2007 both Paris and Madrid, but compared to 2005 TMC final where he was just in the zone for pretty much the whole match was non-comparable. All my tennis mates and I simply jaw dropped at the sheer quality shots he was able to pull off non-stop. He was making ridiculous super flat cross court angles on the run consistently forehand and backhand. Down the line backhand CLOSE OR OPEN STANCE OR WHATEVER JUST NAME IT it looked as if he wasn't ever going to miss a shot.

With that said though, Federer was injured during that tournament. He rolled his ankle and had to be on crutches for 4 weeks before going straight into the 2005 TMC. With lack of practice, he clearly lost his usual mobility during that match especially after the first 2 sets, which were of pretty high quality. As the match progressed Nalbandian saw it and kept on using great drop shots to his advantage. His serves also deserted him due to his jelly legs. It was a great effort from him at the end winning 5 games in a row serving for the match but the winner was never in doubt.

2005 was super Federer year. He was at his absolute climax, footwork better than ever before. Nalbandian was in super form, but I felt he still would have lost that match if Fed was fit for that tournament.

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Re: ? Who is better ? Tommy Haas or David Nalbandian ?

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Fat Dave has far better stats. Hard to compare when one guy has been injured every 2 seconds compared to a guy who just can't be bothered half the time.
But Leng Haas's been coming back strong. I get a feeling he's been working pretty hard lately and I'm pretty pleased to see that he still has that firey on court attitude. I actually enjoy looking at his on court attitude more than his game to be honest. He's got some real funny body language and emotions (especially after he wins big long points)

But really I feel his forehand is back to his peak this year. The way he spanked the ball during Wimbledon and French Open was much better than he did in Australian Open where he played Nadal.

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Fat Dave has far better stats. Hard to compare when one guy has been injured every 2 seconds compared to a guy who just can't be bothered half the time.
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Re: Who is better: Tommy Haas or David Nalbandian ?

Nalbandian.

And at GM calling his TMS wins fluke.
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