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Do you think Nalbandian will be a dark horse in Paris?

A bit like Soderling was to Nadal in 2009.

Coming with such a low ranking to a GS (and apparently in good form), I guess he can be quite a threat to any of the top players he has to face early in his quarter. Maybe he'll end up losing but if there's a chance of someone taking out Federer, Nadal, Djokovic, etc. early, I'd say he's the most likely candidate to do the job.

Anyhow, I'll wait to see what the draw is like. Something interesting might happen this year too.
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Re: Do you think Nalbandian will be a dark horse in Paris?

Potentially he can. He has the game to upset anyone. Problem is he probably won't be able to do the distance because of his weak endurance.
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Re: Do you think Nalbandian will be a dark horse in Paris?

Nalbandwagon gathering steam again.

Anything can happen with him can play 5 star tennis and then lose to anyone cause he might not be in the mood.

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Re: Do you think Nalbandian will be a dark horse in Paris?

No. It's just too late for him. Maybe if he had tried harder in his earlier days.
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Re: Do you think Nalbandian will be a dark horse in Paris?

Fit David's exotic dance seems disturbingly jovial given Fat David's usual moody persona.
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Re: Do you think Nalbandian will be a dark horse in Paris?

No. He'll play a 5 setter in the 1st or second round and it will be the end of the road for him.
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Re: Do you think Nalbandian will be a dark horse in Paris?

No stamina. Can't even last with Nadal in a best of 3 match. Can beat Muzza though.
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Re: Do you think Nalbandian will be a dark horse in Paris?

Bandwagon thread, expected considering op ...
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Re: Do you think Nalbandian will be a dark horse in Paris?

hope Dave will sit on white (winner) horse after FO Final
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Re: Do you think Nalbandian will be a dark horse in Paris?

I would rather put my money on Ferrero.

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Re: Do you think Nalbandian will be a dark horse in Paris?

I'm hoping for Nadal - Nalbandian RG final

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Re: Do you think Nalbandian will be a dark horse in Paris?

After watching his match with Youzhny yesterday i would have to say no. Doesn't look like he has the fitness yet! Great to see him back playing again though.
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Re: Do you think Nalbandian will be a dark horse in Paris?

Absolutely. I see no reason he can't win Bercy again.
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Re: Do you think Nalbandian will be a dark horse in Paris?

In Bercy he can be.

He will lose to Robredo today and people will jump off the bandwagon again.
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Re: Do you think Nalbandian will be a dark horse in Paris?

Nalby just isn't a Grand Slam player. His last GS loss was to Yen Hsun Lu for goodness sakes.

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