Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Somewhere fairly shingly
Re: Nalbandian wins 6-4 6-4 6-4 to reach the Quarters.
That's probably the hardest QF to call, both are so evenly matched from the baseline. Didn't Davydenko have a winning record against him before the TMC and Estoril encounters?
edit - he did indeed:
2006 Estoril, Clay, F
Portugal Clay F Nalbandian 3 6 4 6
2005 Tennis Masters Cup, Carpet, S
Shanghai, China Carpet S Nalbandian 0 6 5 7
2003 Barcelona, Clay, R32
Spain Clay R32 Davydenko 6 3 7 6
2003 ARG v. RUS WG Qtrs, Clay, RR
Buenos Aires Clay RR Nalbandian 2 6 2 6 5 7
2002 Vienna, Hard, R32
Austria Hard R32 Davydenko 6 3 6 2
Nalbandian leads 3-2
The Wit and Wisdom of the Tennis Journalist, Indian Wells 2004
ROGER FEDERER: Yeah, I remember this one time when I went on a vacation on the Maldives. That was in the year 2001, I think. I went to this spa. I went to walk around with my girlfriend. I walk in, and we want to book a spa. This guy goes, "AHH, I remember you. You beat Sampras. I saw you on TV." That was like, really, how can you remember me? This guy has probably never been off his island and still knows me. I was a little bit shocked. Then I went to play tennis with him because he was actually the tennis teacher. It was nice.
Q. Were you naked at the time in the spa?
ROGER FEDERER: No. It was at the front desk. I didn't walk in naked.
Last edited by Sjengster; 06-04-2006 at 08:38 PM.