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I Didn't Realize Nalbandian Only Have 5 Titles!!

I was in a conference call at work to follow a meeting that I could not physically attend; since I was sitting in front of my computer, I went to the ATP website. I noticed now they have the Race Rankings on the home page, so I started clicking on the names. When I got to David, it says he had 5 single titles! For some reason, I thought he had between 15-20 titles (just not big titles, except for the Master's Cup). I'm sure a lot of you already know this but for me this come as a shock!

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Re: I Didn't Realize Nalbandian Only Have 5 Titles!!

I know.
The big ones he can't win because he chokes, the smaller ones he doesn't bother too much to show up for.

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I was in a conference call at work to follow a meeting that I could not physically attend; since I was sitting in front of my computer, I went to the ATP website. I noticed now they have the Race Rankings on the home page, so I started clicking on the names. When I got to David, it says he had 5 single titles! For some reason, I thought he had between 15-20 titles (just not big titles, except for the Master's Cup). I'm sure a lot of you already know this but for me this come as a shock!
I can see by your post that you're shocked, but it's true. You can't expect much more from a choker, right?
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I can see by your post that you're shocked, but it's true. You can't expect much more from a choker, right?
Well, you can expect semis in the four Grand Slams... how many active players did that?
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Well, you can expect semis in the four Grand Slams... how many active players did that?
I bet he will trade all those 4 SF's for 1 GS win.

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Well, you can expect semis in the four Grand Slams... how many active players did that?
Yes.

But should he have not done better in a number of those semi-finals?

The current greatness league of active players in order of achievements to date (a factual comparison rather than fan biased assessment):

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Yes.

But should he have not done better in a number of those semi-finals?
Of course, he should have won Grand Slams already, and much much more than 5 titles...

But he has to focus only on tennis to do that. And it doesn't seem thats going to happen.

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2003 + 2004 = 0 titles

he deserves more than 5 titles.

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I bet he will trade all those 4 SF's for 1 GS win.
Its 4 semis and one final. And also 5 quarterfinals, I think.

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Re: I Didn't Realize Nalbandian Only Have 5 Titles!!

As for the big titles, I wouldn't blame it solely on choking but also on his lack of fitness. It's not a secret that he doesn't work hard enough for a top player, so no matter how talented he is, it's too much to expect of him to be fit enough to win seven best-of-5 sets matches in a row.

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As for the big titles, I wouldn't blame it solely on choking but also on his lack of fitness. It's not a secret that he doesn't work hard enough for a top player, so no matter how talented he is, it's too much to expect of him to be fit enough to win seven best-of-5 sets matches in a row.
Yes, thats what I meant when I wrote that he had to focus only in tennis.
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He won't win many titles, but I bet he will still win some important tournaments in the future and thus, not being such underachiever
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Well, you can expect semis in the four Grand Slams... how many active players did that?
That only proves my point, fella. 4 SF, 1 F and... no title.
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Re: I Didn't Realize Nalbandian Only Have 5 Titles!!

He's definitely an underachiever. He doesn't have any blaring holes in his game, and he's done well on every surface. Yet he hasn't got much to show for it.

But he deserves a Grand Slam title as much or more than several players that have gotten them in the past few years.
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I am not a fan of the chap but I don't call the Masters title that he won minor.

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