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David Nalbandian: the true fighter has emerged

For a third time in a row he broke back when his opponent was serving for the match and went on to win the match.

He chokes games and sets but shows an amazing fighting spirit. Of course, his returning skills help him accomplish this.

I know many don't like Nalbo, and I agree his blog is pathetic and he went over the top against TH. But I think we should all admire his fighting spirit and the entertaining matches he offers.


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Good fight from Nalby, indeed. Feel a mite sorry for poor Marat...

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How did that game at 6-5 with Safin serving go? Did Nalbo win it, or did Safin piss it down his leg?
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line referee won it for Nalbandian
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I haven't been so happy since he beat Federer in Shanghai. When he lost the second set I thought GSM. I closed the windows with the socre and carried on working. When I had a look again he was 4-4, and I was so surprised. Then again, when he got broken and Safin served for match II thought it was over. I wish I could have seen him celebrating. WHAT A VICTORY !!!!!!!!!!

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line referee won it for Nalbandian
Marat was out of challenges. Only Marat can be blamed for that. Mistakes do happen, that's what the challenge system is for.

Even after that point, Nalb won the next two. He could have saved mps as well. No way to know, and not relevant.
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For a third time in a row he broke back when his opponent was serving for the match and went on to win the match.

He chokes games and sets but shows an amazing fighting spirit. Of course, his returning skills help him accomplish this.

I know many don't like Nalbo, and I agree his blog is pathetic and he went over the top against TH. But I think we should all admire his fighting spirit and the entertaining matches he offers.


For a match or two, this is a constant with the guy. But has he ever been able to sustain it beyond that...

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How did that game at 6-5 with Safin serving go? Did Nalbo win it, or did Safin piss it down his leg?
To get to 30-30 there were a few crazy points with bad calls, challenges and it was hard to know what the score actually was. After that two very good points for Nalbandian to win the game.

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What exactly happend at 6-5 Marat serving for match??? Something to do with challenge, linesman??? My scoreboard crashed and the next thing I saw was the beginning of TB.
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line referee won it for Nalbandian
heheh, sore loser ?

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That was an awful end to the match I have to say. Safin's shot at match point is called out, when it was in and Nalbandian was unable to get it back in play. Nalbandian is somehow allowed to challenge Safin's 2nd serve even when he continues rallying and obviously had no intention of stopping until his return was called out. And the umpire got the score wrong, it was deuce instead of 30-30.

Nalbandian did very well in the tie-break, but the game where Safin was serving at 6-5 was disgraceful...
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The quality of linesmen in this tournament is veeery low. Federer - 2 challenges in a row correct, most challenges today were correct... what do we need linesmen for?
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I haven't been so happy since he beat Federer in Shanghai. When he lost the second set I thought GSM. I closed the windows with the socre and carried on working. When I had a look again he was 4-4, and I was so surprised. Then again, when he got broken and Safin served for match II thought it was over. I wish I could have seen him celebrating. WHAT A VICTORY !!!!!!!!!!
It was a great match and a great victory for Nalbandian.

Also valuable ranking points for him.
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Re: David Nalbandian: the true fighter has emerged

Here's my interpretation of what happened, feel free to correct me since I didn't actually watch the match

At *6-5 *30-15 Marat hit a good serve... A VERY LATE CALL from the linesman it was out wide... Marat was out of challenges and being Marat, got distracted, lost the next 2 points ALTHOUGH IT WAS *30-30 which ain't all bad... his mind wandered away in the TB although it wasn't over, and blew it.
Question: Did David know the serve was good (ala Henman), or did he call it out?!

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Marat was out of challenges. Only Marat can be blamed for that. Mistakes do happen, that's what the challenge system is for.

Even after that point, Nalb won the next two. He could have saved mps as well. No way to know, and not relevant.
come on it was on the line that even I saw it at small betandwin video and fuckin referee was waiting soooooo long to call it out .
It's ubelievable at this level.
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