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Amelie and David : 2005 slamless masters. Is this the boost they need?

Who is closer to the first GS?

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Re: Amelie and David : 2005 slamless masters. Is this the boost they need?

Nalbandian still will not win a slam until he improves that serve. A one-off five set match, the serve is good enough to get him the win. Seven five-set matches in a row, he needs to get more free points off the serve. This TMC win doesn't change that.
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Re: Amelie and David : 2005 slamless masters. Is this the boost they need?

I hope so, especially in Amelie's case. She has a much better career than Nalbandian, and deserves that one slam, but my favorites Justine and Kim won't give her an easy time, nor will the Williams and Davenport - she owns the russians and can beat Pierce, Schnyder and most of the young guns. I hope she wins the FO or Wimbledon soon, or even the AO.

Nalbandian has about the same number of rivals that will be on his way to win a slam, but he hasn't showed he can beat them on a regular basis recently (except Roger today - well, he is THE ONE to beat, but still he would either have to face Hewitt, Nadal, Roddick, Safin or Agassi then). He has a better chance to win the hardcourt slams, but I still think his are worse than Amelie's.


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Re: Amelie and David : 2005 slamless masters. Is this the boost they need?

Excellent thread alfonso! I watched the WTA match and thought that for the first time in forever I think, Amelie actually kept her wits about her and her demons at bay. She has a great tennis game and I so hope that winning the end of year turns itself into where SHE actually recognizes that she is a winner!!!

I don't know about Nalby- Federer seemed off today but I would like to think that Nalby who always comes so close but never does it will also now have faith in himself. This is just a good thing for men's tennis when one player doesn't dominate.
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I think this will boost Nabs's career. He needs it.

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Nalby will do it at the AO one of the next years

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Re: Amelie and David : 2005 slamless masters. Is this the boost they need?

this win boosts nabs confidence a lot that he can beat fed in the final...beautifully.
i would like to see him with a slam next year...

amelie is a consistent player and she deserve a slam, and she better does that next 2 year as she will be pushing 30 soon
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Re: Amelie and David : 2005 slamless masters. Is this the boost they need?

I think Daveed has a better chance than Amelie but i still think the chance of them both going slamless is bigger...
I have nothing against Amelie at all, but to me, her win at the master as well as her no 1 spot were quite lucky.
On the other hand, i think David's win has not much to do with luck, he played great the whole week and even with all the missing players he would have had a good chance Now, for a grandslam, it always seemed that 7 3-setters were a bit too much for him... but it was also the case with Federer a few years ago, so there are hopes

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Re: Amelie and David : 2005 slamless masters. Is this the boost they need?

I'm really happy for the pair of them! They were due for a big title and they did it! Hopefully, the wins will push them to something even bigger.
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Amelie has heaps better chances than David IMO, which is not really objective I admit...
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Re: Amelie and David : 2005 slamless masters. Is this the boost they need?

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I think Daveed has a better chance than Amelie but i still think the chance of them both going slamless is bigger...
I have nothing against Amelie at all, but to me, her win at the master as well as her no 1 spot were quite lucky.
On the other hand, i think David's win has not much to do with luck, he played great the whole week and even with all the missing players he would have had a good chance Now, for a grandslam, it always seemed that 7 3-setters were a bit too much for him... but it was also the case with Federer a few years ago, so there are hopes
amélie beat the number 2, 3, 5, and 9 (?) players in the world, while david beat 1 (which does count for A LOT), 6, 7 and 8. i don't think it's fair to call amélie's win lucky and david's legitimate, because both faced very tough competition despite depleted fields.

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Re: Amelie and David : 2005 slamless masters. Is this the boost they need?

it's also weird that they both beat players who had beaten them in the round robin in the final

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Re: Amelie and David : 2005 slamless masters. Is this the boost they need?

I'm rooting for Amelie to win the French or Wimbledon next year, and I think it'd be good if Nalbandian won a Slam in the next couple of years as well. Probably he has a good chance at any surface, though I'm thinking Australia and the US are the most likely spots for victory.



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Re: Amelie and David : 2005 slamless masters. Is this the boost they need?

Well, both have one Grand Slam final to their names which they lost in straight sets but a YEC title.

Both have a lot to prove next year. I find Amelie's chances at the AO greater than David's though.

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Re: Amelie and David : 2005 slamless masters. Is this the boost they need?

do not forget David has been a grand slam finalist, i think amalie has one etoo
besides he was semifinalist in roland garros (where he played injured with a serious rib injury) and semifinalist in the usopen where he was leading two sets to 0 and even had a mp against roddick( he had two injuries in that match)

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