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Red face Nalbandian's Rios-like interview after losing to Federer

R. FEDERER/D. Nalbandian

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Q. He just seemed to lift at the critical points, at the important points, Roger seemed to. That was the difference maybe today?

DAVID NALBANDIAN: Yeah, I think the difference was so close. So not too much difference. I think in the important points, in the big points, he played better than me. That's the difference.

Q. He made 55 unforced errors to 30 in your case. You must be disappointed in the result.

DAVID NALBANDIAN: I don't care about the statistics so... The match is enough, to win or to lose. Simple.

Q. What was the difference between last year and this year?

DAVID NALBANDIAN: What difference? Because why I won?

Q. You beat him.

DAVID NALBANDIAN: So?

Q. Just the main points.

DAVID NALBANDIAN: Every match is different. I can't say I played bad. So I think the match was very, very close. So not much difference.

Just, I don't know. I don't know how many points he won or how many points I won. But the difference was in the big moments he played better, better than me. I have a lot breakpoints and he served really good.

So he played little better.

Q. Was it a problem for you that you hadn't had a real hard test before in this tournament? You won so easily every match before.

DAVID NALBANDIAN: No.
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Re: Nalbandian's Rios-like interview after losing to Federer

Pfft! What'd I tell you? Typical crybaby, whiny Nalbandian. "I lost! Leave me alone! Waaaaa!"

"What kind of shape am I in now? Well round is a shape." said Roddick with a laugh. "I had a very detailed retirement plan, and I feel like I've met every aspect of it: a lot of golf, a lot of carbs, a lot of fried food, and some booze, occasionally — I've been completely committed ... The results have shown."


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Re: Nalbandian's Rios-like interview after losing to Federer

There actually isn't anything wrong with his interview. He's giving them curt answers, but he's hardly the first to do so. I'd love to see how you'd react after a big loss if you were a professional athlete. Judging by your stupidity here, I somehow doubt that you'd show even an ounce of the class that Roddick usually does.

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^that was for Tangerine, btw.

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So he played little better.
Yes. He's such a whiney crybaby. What a poor loser! He just wants to be left alone!

*sigh* One of these days, you'll actually learn to read and act like an adult, Tangerine. Just not today

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Re: Nalbandian's Rios-like interview after losing to Federer

Aaw, poor Queenie's acting bitter again.

"What kind of shape am I in now? Well round is a shape." said Roddick with a laugh. "I had a very detailed retirement plan, and I feel like I've met every aspect of it: a lot of golf, a lot of carbs, a lot of fried food, and some booze, occasionally — I've been completely committed ... The results have shown."


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Aaw, poor Queenie's acting bitter again.
Bitter? Again?

If I'm acting "bitter" "again" I suppose that we could say that you're still bitter over Roddick getting smacked down by Marat. That must have been humbling, huh? Your poor little ego!

Here's the difference, halfwit - I didn't think Nalbandian was going to win. Federer is a better player.

You on the other hand, were so confident about Roddick that you made an ass out of yourself beforehand.

Congraltuations.

I'll take your definition of "bitter" over the absolutely stupidity and childishness that you demonstrate any time.

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Re: Nalbandian's Rios-like interview after losing to Federer

ALL Nalbandians press conferences are like that, read his previous interviews when he won, the answers are just as crude.

I think its more a case of him not being confident in English then anything else
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ALL Nalbandians press conferences are like that, read his previous interviews when he won, the answers are just as crude.

I think its more a case of him not being confident in English then anything else
Stop making sense. You'll confuse our small brained friend here....

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Re: Nalbandian's Rios-like interview after losing to Federer

I guess this time he couldnt say "I feel so good" Rebecca

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If I'm acting "bitter" "again" I suppose that we could say that you're still bitter over Roddick getting smacked down by Marat. That must have been humbling, huh? Your poor little ego!
I don't really have an ego to bruise, sorry to disappoint you. And yeah, I got over Andy's loss in about two minutes. If I were bitter, I'd be posting anti-Marat/pro-Andy posts all over the place. I've even started putting satan icons next to Marat's name just to be silly and if that flies over your head, well what else is new? I'm not concerned because the people with a brain here (ie, not you) know enough that I'm just goofing around and that I don't truly hate any player, not even your beloved Nalbandian.

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You on the other hand, were so confident about Roddick that you made an ass out of yourself beforehand.
Lots of people--even the tennis experts in this place--were confident Roddick would win. If that makes me an "ass", good, I'm glad I'm not alone. I'm not afraid to put my head on the chopping block and take my lumps when I'm wrong. It's more interesting in the discussions to go all-out and make a prediction than to play it safe and take the Charlie Brown road to neutrality because god forbid, you get one thing wrong in your life.

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I'll take your definition of "bitter" over the absolutely stupidity and childishness that you demonstrate any time.
Cool. I'd rather be your version of childish than walk around with a stick up my ass all day long. No wonder you're so bitter all the time.

"What kind of shape am I in now? Well round is a shape." said Roddick with a laugh. "I had a very detailed retirement plan, and I feel like I've met every aspect of it: a lot of golf, a lot of carbs, a lot of fried food, and some booze, occasionally — I've been completely committed ... The results have shown."


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I think its more a case of him not being confident in English then anything else
That's exactly what I was going to say.

I thought sometimes they actually ask some of the questions in the person's native language (such as media outlets from the player's home country or same language, etc) and then translate them? I could be wrong on that but I thought I'd read it somewhere, but if that is the case, I can see how a poor translation would also account for it sounding a little bizarre.

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Re: Nalbandian's Rios-like interview after losing to Federer

Bunk, you went a day without posting

I was really about to get worried
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aww thanks for your concern

I was in the Andy forum... before the QF I said several times that I was going to stay away from GM no matter what happened. And from what I've heard it's good that I did but I think the storm has blown over so I returned. Plus I actually had quite a busy day yesterday for once lol

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ALL Nalbandians press conferences are like that, read his previous interviews when he won, the answers are just as crude.

I think its more a case of him not being confident in English then anything else
Agreed.

Why can't they just conduct the interview in the player's native language and then post the English translation on the official website?

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