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post #1 of 32 (permalink) Old 06-13-2005, 10:30 PM Thread Starter
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Re: will nalbandian get back into top 8 for year end

I don't believe he come back top ten this year. I hope come back soon.
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Re: will nalbandian get back into top 8 for year end

I would love for him to get back into the top 10 but unfortunately his erratic play makes Safin's game seem consistent.

He has the talent but his self-confidence seems to have gone south. I like to watch all-court players like him play but unfortunately for him and me, he hasn't performed to his potential.

Oh well, here's hoping that he finds the spark that ignites his game for the rest of the year.
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his performances in the past month coupled with his behaviour in Halle would suggest his mind is just not on tennis at the moment, so Id say no
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his performances in the past month coupled with his behaviour in Halle would suggest his mind is just not on tennis at the moment, so Id say no
I agree. He doesn't seem to really be enjoying himself out there. So as much as I would love for David to get back into the top 8, I just don't think he will this year.
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Re: will nalbandian get back into top 8 for year end

What's really wrong with him? I heard about some personal issues but I don't know what they are. Anyone knows?

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If he can play injury free and with peace of mind, he is undoubtedly a top 6 player. As he hasn't ever been able to do that in his career he has never done as well as he should have done. With his ongoing personal problems, and I wish him all the best with dealing with them, he is a shadow of a top 10 player and cannot hope of making top 8 by the end of the year.
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Re: will nalbandian get back into top 8 for year end

If he wants to come back into Top 10 or Top 8 he must do it now in the next weeks until US Open because he has almost nothing to defend so far and can only gain points. After US Open, he can nearly only lose ranking points because he got some strong indoor results in Vienna, Basel, Madrid. However, playing Paris could gain him points again.

I'm not aware of his current situation, but a mentally and physically Nalbandian could do it for sure.

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What's really wrong with him? I heard about some personal issues but I don't know what they are. Anyone knows?
Maybe one of his fans have more details, but, as far as I know, his father died in a very unexpected way on 12 th of December 2004. This really affected him. I`m not sure, but I think he was in the hospital when his father died. Plus, he had an hepatic virus and couldn´t play his best tennis for a long time. I don´t know if other personal issues exist.
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Re: will nalbandian get back into top 8 for year end

He's got the talent to do it for sure, but I don't think he's mind is there to do it yet. I hope I'm wrong...
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Maybe one of his fans have more details, but, as far as I know, his father died in a very unexpected way on 12 th of December 2004. This really affected him. I`m not sure, but I think he was in the hospital when his father died. Plus, he had an hepatic virus and couldn´t play his best tennis for a long time. I don´t know if other personal issues exist.
What a pity about his father. It is always a very shaking experience, the loss of a parent or a close family member.

I knew about the virus but I guess he must be getting better otherwise he would not have the energy to play.

Shame, because he is one hell of a player when his game is in shape. He has always struck me as a bit down on the mental issue though. A lot of improvements needed there. I wish him all the best.

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I hope he can get back on track, a really top guy from what i saw, I met him at AO in 2004 and he was signing autographs after a training session for about an hour when he could easily have just said no.
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Re: will nalbandian get back into top 8 for year end

I saw Nalbandian play a few matches at Cincinnati in 2003 and he didn't seem to be enjoying himself though I was impressed with his game (he made it to the QFs). After one of his wins I stood outside the gate to try to get an autograph (there were about a dozen of us waiting), he came up from the court looking completely disgusted and grimacing and he only signed for the first 3 people. Made me wonder what this guy is like after he loses, if that was his behavior after winning

Also, his disagreement with the officials at TMC 2003 (as highlighted by Tennis Masters Cup Uncovered, shown on TTC) didn't help my opinion of his attitude towards tennis.

Then last year I saw him practicing at Cincinnati 2004, looking pretty good I thought so I was dumbfounded when the next day he'd withdrawn with an injury. Even more puzzling, one of the volunteers for player transportation told me she took David to the airport and he was "all smiles and happy as a clam". I know this may sound absurd, but did someone force him to play tennis?

Is it possible that his inconsistent tennis is due to his mentality, and not because of injury and personal issues? He's got the talent to get back to the top but I don't see it happening this year.

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Re: will nalbandian get back into top 8 for year end

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I saw Nalbandian play a few matches at Cincinnati in 2003 and he didn't seem to be enjoying himself though I was impressed with his game (he made it to the QFs). After one of his wins I stood outside the gate to try to get an autograph (there were about a dozen of us waiting), he came up from the court looking completely disgusted and grimacing and he only signed for the first 3 people. Made me wonder what this guy is like after he loses, if that was his behavior after winning
Let me shed some light on that situation: you see, back in 2003 his parents were victims of a kidnapping threat back home. Now with all that to think about, would YOU think about tennis?

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