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Cocky Nalbandian taunts Australia

Cocky Argentine No.1 David Nalbandian has declared that Australia have "no chance" of upsetting the South Americans in this month's Davis Cup semi-final.

Australia, with or without Lleyton Hewitt, who has so far refused to commit to the September 22-24 tie, will travel to Buenos Aires as raging underdog to bring down Argentina on what is sure to be a super-slow clay court.

Still, Nalbandian's confidence was borderline arrogance when asked if Australia could somehow conjure a boilover.

"No," the world No.4 said bluntly after crashing out of the US Open with a five-set third-round loss to Marat Safin.

And his tip for a winning scoreline for Argentina in the best-of-five-match tie? "Three zero is enough and then we will see on Sunday," Nalbandian said.

Hewitt and Nalbandian are bitter rivals and the Australian spearhead sarcastically brushed off the Argentine's bold prediction.

"He would know," Hewitt said.

Nalbandian said he planned to leave New York as soon as possible in order to return home to start preparing for the Cup clash.

He didn't believe his loss to Safin was any sort of setback and wasn't concerned that any of Argentina's nine entrants made the last 16 at Flushing Meadows.

"I prefer to be still playing (at the Open). The more matches you win, the more confidence you will get for the Davis Cup, but that (defeat) doesn't affect my claycourt form," he said.

"We know everybody is going to play good over there (in Buenos Aires), so we don't mind."

Australian captain John Fitzgerald will name his team after the Open once Hewitt announces his availability.


Some more spice added to the contest with David's comments!
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I will fuck him up...

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Not the best of days to be insulting Australia, Nalby.

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Wow - Argentina may actually beat Australia on the slowest, dampest boggiest claycourt swamp they can produce.

What a shocker.

The only reason Nalbandian is trashtalking again is because he now has the time, having lost for the sixth time to Safin while Hewitt makes serene progress in the US Open.

His remarks would impress me more if he'd won more than 4 matches since the French Open.
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Australia has a decent doubles team, no?
Maybe they can win one of the rubbers.
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Every tie can use a villian.
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during the tie against croatia he was reported as having said that arg would destroy us. then in press conferences he said that he expected a tough battle

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I think people are reading too much into it all. (If I was a Hewitt fan, I'd think otherwise) If David says something like "They shouldn't bother coming, we will wipe the floor with them. No security can protect you from the might and power of Argentina!" *followed by an evil laugh* then it's a different story.

Who do we have? Potentially Arthurs, Luczak, Guccione... maybe Mr Perfect if he feels up to it and doesn't injure himself or put his family first

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The way things currently stand, I would say that Australia will beat Argentina in singles AND doubles. Hewitt seems to be playing ok at this open, and Nalbandian, for SOME reason, is being more inconsistant than he usally is. So you could give Australia the edge in singles too...

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I think people are reading too much into it all. (If I was a Hewitt fan, I'd think otherwise) If David says something like "They shouldn't bother coming, we will wipe the floor with them. No security can protect you from the might and power of Argentina!" *followed by an evil laugh* then it's a different story.

Who do we have? Potentially Arthurs, Luczak, Guccione... maybe Mr Perfect if he feels up to it and doesn't injure himself or put his family first

Maybe Xristos can play for us. Anyone willing to pay for a one-way airfare?
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I don't know how to feel about this.

I don't really care.

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Watch your hero getting schooled by Nalbandian like this pansy again.
At least this pansy took 6 games from Nalby whilst your hero took 3 games in Madrid.
Oct/Nov 2007: There was a time in history when the quality of a tennis player was determined by how many games he won off David Nalbandian.
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Nalbandian is just being realistic. Even though his form is not the best at the moment, he usually brings his best to Davis Cup, plus he's got his team mates (Chucho, Calleri and Chela) to rely on.

One could argue that the most sporty thing to do would be to show respect for the opponent, but it's not like Nalbandian is famous for his class.

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Nalbandian is just being realistic. Even though his form is not the best at the moment, he usually brings his best to Davis Cup, plus he's got his team mates (Chucho, Calleri and Chela) to rely on.

One could argue that the most sporty thing to do would be to show respect for the opponent, but it's not like Nalbandian is famous for his class.
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Watch your hero getting schooled by Nalbandian like this pansy again.
At least this pansy took 6 games from Nalby whilst your hero took 3 games in Madrid.
Oct/Nov 2007: There was a time in history when the quality of a tennis player was determined by how many games he won off David Nalbandian.
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Tennis players have class?
Some of them, yes. The guy who shares your avatar with Nalbandian is an example.

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