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post #136 of 212 (permalink) Old 07-10-2012, 12:04 AM
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Re: Who had better carreer: Nalbandian or Davydenko?

It's close, at first glance it is obvious that Nalby had the better career. But then I realized that he did better at GS's while Davydenko did better overall. Yet, I still think Nalby had the better career.

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Re: Who had better carreer: Nalbandian or Davydenko?

Davydenko had the better career, but Nalbandian is the better and more talented player if it makes any sense.

I consider Nalbandian at his best as one of the best/more talented players in tennis history, and also consider him the best player without a Slam title to his name. Amazing talent, could watch him play all day. Huge underachiever of course.

Davydenko is excellent himself, and an underachiever too I think, but can't really regard him in the same way as Nalbandian.

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Davydenko had the better career, but Nalbandian is the better and more talented player if it makes any sense.

I consider Nalbandian at his best as one of the best/more talented players in tennis history, and also consider him the best player without a Slam final to his name. Amazing talent, could watch him play all day. Huge underachiever of course.

Davydenko is excellent himself, and an underachiever too I think, but can't really regard him in the same way as Nalbandian.

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Re: Who had better carreer: Nalbandian or Davydenko?

Nalbandian when "on" could beat anyone, including RF, RN, ND, and AM ... (Top 4) ... plus he can play beautifull tennis in the way to victory. He is quite an underachiever and is without a doubt one of the best players without a slam.

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Re: Who had better carreer: Nalbandian or Davydenko?

Davydenko the more consistent.

Nalbandian had the higher peak, but also lower lows.

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Re: Who had better carreer: Nalbandian or Davydenko?

We should put some money on this. :davydenko:
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Re: Who had better carreer: Nalbandian or Davydenko?

Really tough to say, even statistically. Nalbandian certainly one of the most talented players ever to play the game, but Davydenko was an absolute beast as well, some of the greatest groundstrokes forehand/backhand combined ever IMO, and of course Nalbandian had arguably one of the greatest backhands ever. Plus both took the ball so early, which made it so fun to watch especially when they played other baseliners who took the ball early like Federer. Not to mention both had amazing returns too. Davydenko IMO had a pretty big serve for someone his height while Nalbandian's was pretty decent too. At the net, Nalbandian had the touch and talent, but Davydenko arguably improved tremendously in this regard and actually ended up having quite the touch at the net, especially around 2009/2010.

Would have been interesting IMO if Davydenko faced a green Nadal in the 2005 Roland Garros final, but either way, both underachieved IMO.

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or http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XPc5kTUEjIQ among many other incredible performances, please do let me know. I'd love to watch that player

Not even a hater can deny Nalbandian's insane talent and feel on a tennis court.
Man, I saw Nalbandian dominated both Federer and Nadal in the same tournament. Not just beat them, dominate them.

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Man, I saw Nalbandian dominated both Federer and Nadal in the same tournament. Not just beat them, dominate them.
Yeah, he made Federer and Nadal look like they didn't even deserve to be on the same court as him. Had never seen anything like it. At his best, Nalbandian must be among the best players ever to play tennis, he was just sublime.

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Not even a hater can deny Nalbandian's insane talent and feel on a tennis court.
I think that was the response because you said Nalbandian does have a slam final to his name. Perhaps you meant a slam title?

Also, there is a thread on this already: Who will be considered as a better player: Davydenko vs Nalbandian
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I think that was the response because you said Nalbandian does have a slam final to his name. Perhaps you meant a slam title?

Also, there is a thread on this already: Who will be considered as a better player: Davydenko vs Nalbandian
Yup, I meant title. My mistake, thanks for pointing it out, it's edited now
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Re: Who had better carreer: Nalbandian or Davydenko?

Besides Federer, Nalbandian is probably one of the most naturally talented players of all time, along with Safin and Rios.

He was more talented easily although Davydenko is a superb striker of a ball himself. Career wise it's close, but I think Nalby's slam final shades it for him. Davydenko had the trickier YEC draw though- Djokovic, Nadal, Soderling, Federer and Del Potro. As tough as it got in a TMC, and he won.

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Re: Who had better carreer: Nalbandian or Davydenko?

Nalbandian, but only just. He's made a GS final, but doesn't have a great record in MS finals. Davydenko on the other hand hasn't been in a GS final, but was a beast in MS finals.

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