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Rome Masters

bovenbuuf
05-01-2004, 03:33 PM
well finaly the draw is out.

David is seeded 5, and has to play in the first round Robin Soderling Swe

jazz_girl
05-01-2004, 06:03 PM
It's the first time he plays with him.
VAMOS DAVID!!!!

sigmagirl91
05-01-2004, 06:43 PM
He can do it.

Fostin
05-01-2004, 08:46 PM
good luck david!! btw does anyone know if coria is playin in rome??? :(

jazz_girl
05-01-2004, 08:53 PM
No, he withdrew two days ago. Ferrero did too, they're not on the draw. And I also read that Coria will not go to Hamburg if he's not 100% ready, but he wants to go.

bovenbuuf
05-01-2004, 09:42 PM
well guess that is better for David, no JC and Coria..

jazz_girl
05-01-2004, 10:07 PM
Nor Guga, Fish and Agassi...

sigmagirl91
05-02-2004, 12:40 AM
And you might as well throw Roddick and Federer in that mix, as they are not the best clay court players out there. Feds and Roddick have some tough opponents in their quarter of the draw, so Dave may have a chance to win Rome. Let's hope so, because not only will he amass some major points (I predict if he wins, he will be no 6 in the world-just a prediction, not that it will happen), but get a fat ass check with a shiny Masters trophy. Vamos David, you can do it.....

jazz_girl
05-02-2004, 01:19 AM
Yeah, that would be amazing! But the last I dreamt about him winning a trophy he ended up losing the in QF with a qualy guy...I won't jinx it this time!!!

Fedex
05-02-2004, 03:46 AM
GOOD LUCK DAVID!! :bounce: :banana: :woohoo: Possible semi with Rogi :drool:

Ma. Estefania
05-02-2004, 04:43 AM
Good analysis, Sig. ;)

I also hope David can have a good performance here.......

So Soderling at first doesn't sound THAT good for me, but well, some other players have it worse than that.

Come on David! You can make it!

novanora
05-02-2004, 04:57 PM
Fed's draw is not that bad, but Roddick......maybe will be kicked ass in his first round;) To Rome, I'd better not to expect too much, in case i would be choked by his "surprise" just like the last lost in Barca....
Step by step, he can manage Rome, but just depending on himself only.

jazz_girl
05-02-2004, 05:19 PM
So true...

bovenbuuf
05-02-2004, 06:53 PM
david has to play tomorrow ( monday) 1 match.. how late do they start there.. around 11 am?

Pallacorda Court
MEN'S SINGLES -
Soderling Robin (SWE)
Nalbandian David (ARG)
MEN'S SINGLES -
Ferrer David (ESP)
Sanguinetti Davide (ITA

bovenbuuf
05-02-2004, 06:59 PM
and the match starts at 1 pm Italian time...

Ma. Estefania
05-02-2004, 07:05 PM
Dammit....I think that as it's one of the 1st matches, ESPN Latin America won't transmit it live....maybe they'll do it already in the afternoon and taped. :(

novanora
05-02-2004, 07:21 PM
too late.... and I have a Labour Day party tomorrow with my friends. The match will be over when i come back......
So bring my cheers to David tomorrow, everyone!!

bovenbuuf
05-02-2004, 07:38 PM
Nova, we will do the best we can, we will cheer, only problem now is the live scoring.. will it help us to see Davids result...

moonlight
05-02-2004, 08:04 PM
Good Luck against Robin tomorrow. Vamos, David!
bovenbuuf, is the live scoring not working?

Raquel
05-02-2004, 08:11 PM
Good Luck David :)

I will be able to watch this match on TV tomorrow as in the UK we can pick between either Centre Court and the Pallacorda. If I am home I will tell you all what's going on if no one else can ;)

bovenbuuf
05-02-2004, 08:15 PM
Good Luck against Robin tomorrow. Vamos, David!
bovenbuuf, is the live scoring not working?

yes it is working but it has some freeze problems.. and well than you can miss a lot of points/games

jazz_girl
05-02-2004, 08:16 PM
That's great Raquel!! Cause ESPN Latin America won't show it live! :(

bovenbuuf
05-02-2004, 08:20 PM
sorry to hear Jime, and we don't have it...

*Ljubica*
05-02-2004, 09:44 PM
Good Luck David :)

I will be able to watch this match on TV tomorrow as in the UK we can pick between either Centre Court and the Pallacorda. If I am home I will tell you all what's going on if no one else can ;)

Me too Raquel - that is if I wake up in time as I've only just got home from Barcelona and I'm exhausted!! But don't worry - guess I can make an exception and get up for David!

bovenbuuf
05-02-2004, 09:50 PM
well its not that early for you Rosie..

*Ljubica*
05-02-2004, 10:02 PM
well its not that early for you Rosie..

No - I know - it will be mid-day, but I haven't had much sleep for 3 days now :eek: and when I finally collapse into my own bed I think I'll sleep for about 24 hours without stirring!!

jazz_girl
05-02-2004, 10:08 PM
Please Rosie, rest!!!
We want you hear tomorrow to follow David's match through the awful live score!!!

Raquel
05-02-2004, 10:49 PM
Me too Raquel - that is if I wake up in time as I've only just got home from Barcelona and I'm exhausted!! But don't worry - guess I can make an exception and get up for David!


Welcome back Rosie :wavey:

I was actually going to say in my last post that Rosie might be able to see it too being in the UK, but didn't want to in case you didn't! We should get this service again for Hamburg :)

I might not be able to see it if I am not home so at least someone will see it from the forum, if you get up on time ;) Sleep well, you deserve it!

Ma. Estefania
05-02-2004, 11:01 PM
Thanx Rosie and Raquel for offering to give us the details of David's match ;)

Hope we can have good news tomorrow. ;)

Tricky_Forehand
05-03-2004, 12:49 AM
His first round makes me nervous but I see no reason why he can't win. Go David!! :bounce: :bounce:

jazz_girl
05-03-2004, 12:54 AM
I'm nervous too, and I'm not sure why...

sigmagirl91
05-03-2004, 02:07 AM
Guess I will have to wait until I get to work tomorrow to see the results.

*Ljubica*
05-03-2004, 11:49 AM
Welcome back Rosie :wavey:

I was actually going to say in my last post that Rosie might be able to see it too being in the UK, but didn't want to in case you didn't! We should get this service again for Hamburg :)

I might not be able to see it if I am not home so at least someone will see it from the forum, if you get up on time ;) Sleep well, you deserve it!

Thanks Raquel - I will do my best with match reports - but only during "advert" breaks - I'm not missing one shot of David's while I'm typing!! Actually I will be in Hamburg for a week so won't need interractive then! It will be on the one with no commentary today though won't it, because Tim will be on the main court.

bovenbuuf
05-03-2004, 11:52 AM
oh sorry to hear Rosie to get no commands of you...

*Ljubica*
05-03-2004, 12:25 PM
OK David leads 2-1 in the 1st set with a break

Raquel
05-03-2004, 01:09 PM
I just got home and David is winning :bounce: which is always good. Hopefully he can wrap this up in straight sets :)

sigmagirl91
05-03-2004, 01:26 PM
Yeah, I hear he's winning. He took the first set 6-4. Anyone know the score currently?

Raquel
05-03-2004, 01:35 PM
He won 6-4, 6-4 after being 4-2 down in the second :D

It was not his best ever performance, but played well when it mattered :)

Good Luck in round 2 David :yeah:

sigmagirl91
05-03-2004, 01:36 PM
Alright. Go King David. Wonder who's next?

*Ljubica*
05-03-2004, 01:49 PM
Alright. Go King David. Wonder who's next?

Saretta or Ancic - they play later today. VAMOS DAVID!

jazz_girl
05-03-2004, 01:55 PM
Vamos David!!!!

sigmagirl91
05-03-2004, 01:56 PM
Saretta or Ancic - they play later today. VAMOS DAVID!

I pick him to meet Saretta. I think he can beat Saretta. Has he played Ancic before?

bovenbuuf
05-03-2004, 01:58 PM
no not ancic...

novanora
05-03-2004, 03:54 PM
Hi, everyone!! I come back and see the delicious result of David match. I am so glad he starts Rome with the first winning!!
And for the next opponent, head to head: David 4-2 Saretta and he never played against Ancic before, so.......

jazz_girl
05-03-2004, 04:35 PM
How was the party? did you have fun?

novanora
05-03-2004, 05:00 PM
Yeah, the party is great.....but the question is - I was always worrying about HIS MATCH!! LOL especially when my friend sent me the message saying he was 2-4 in the second set...

bovenbuuf
05-03-2004, 06:53 PM
Well david has to face Saretta,he beated Ancic in 64 36 76..

head to head, David leads with 2-1
last victory was for David in Miami 2003 on hard.. the last time met on clay was also a victory of David this was in RG 6 3 6 4 6 0

sigmagirl91
05-03-2004, 07:32 PM
Wasn't the only match he lost to Saretta a default? Am I right on that?

bovenbuuf
05-03-2004, 07:44 PM
correct he had to retire than with score 4-3 it was in Vila del Mar or whats it called

sigmagirl91
05-03-2004, 08:06 PM
wonder what happened there?

jazz_girl
05-03-2004, 08:47 PM
Didn't David insulted the umpire or something like that? I think he was expelled or something like that...

jazz_girl
05-03-2004, 08:59 PM
Ok, he was playing in Viña del Mar and was diqualified for verbal abuse. At the begining of the match he recieved a warning because Markus was giving him instructions, but then he got mad to the umpire because of a call, and you know the rest...

bovenbuuf
05-03-2004, 09:01 PM
it was Davids temper that got him into trouble...

jazz_girl
05-03-2004, 09:09 PM
He has to control that!!! He has to focus on the match, and he can't get mad that easily, an umpire almost never changes a call, so there's no point on arguing! He has to let it go and go on playing if he wants to win...

bovenbuuf
05-03-2004, 09:39 PM
well Jazz that is easy to tell but its hard to do..especialy for david

Ma. Estefania
05-03-2004, 11:16 PM
I'm glad that he won apparently in a comfortable way without too much problems as I thought Soderling was gonna put to cute David.

Now Saretta.....definitely a "winnable" (yes, that word doesn't exist I think *sighs*) player.....

Vamos David :bounce:

jazz_girl
05-04-2004, 01:07 AM
Maybe it doesn't exist but I like the sound of it ;)

sigmagirl91
05-04-2004, 01:20 AM
Ma, do you mean "beatable"? "Winnable" would describe the match itself; "beatable" would describe the player.

jazz_girl
05-04-2004, 01:25 AM
I like both words to be honest! LOL As long as they don't refer to David, of course...

*Ljubica*
05-04-2004, 06:34 AM
I like them too - and our TV commentators are always talking about matches being "winnable"!!! Having seen David's match on TV it wasn't so easy I don't think - especially the second set - but he won - that's all that matters!

Good Luck in the next round David!

Tricky_Forehand
05-04-2004, 08:19 AM
David!! :bounce:

I was very happy when I saw that he won in straights. I read that he struggled a bit in the 2nd but that's ok...he won it :)

Tuga
05-04-2004, 05:23 PM
I think the most important thing is to win! with victories he still more confident! we believe in you David! Força David, Portugal está contigo!

:cool:

*Ljubica*
05-04-2004, 09:52 PM
Well there's nothing official out yet, but according to our TV commentators (I am watching the Hewitt match at the moment), they say David's match tomorrow is 3rd on Pallacorda Court. Play starts at 1.00pm CET, so that means he should play at about 5.00pm CET, 4.00pm English time, mid-day in Argentina - sorry can't convert any more times! I plan to go into work really early and work through lunch in the hope I can get home in time to watch this!

VAMOS DAVID!

Ma. Estefania
05-05-2004, 12:13 AM
Thanx for the info, Rosie.

I'll be in school yet at that time, but well.....hope to get back to home and have good news here. :)

jazz_girl
05-05-2004, 02:25 AM
I think I can make it to the match, my tennis class finishes at mid-day, so I guess I'll be able to follow most of the match! ;)

sigmagirl91
05-05-2004, 02:27 AM
I won't. I will be in training for the first part of the day tomorrow, after which I take lunch, and I may not see the office again until 1:00 or 1:30.

novanora
05-05-2004, 04:43 AM
Well, the time means near to the mid night for me.... but I still can follow the match, maybe even better, it can be broadcasted here!

*Ljubica*
05-05-2004, 06:22 AM
So maybe see some of you here or on MSN later - if not please give our man a big cheer from me :)

bovenbuuf
05-05-2004, 07:25 AM
will do Rosie, but hope to catch up with you on msn...

Tricky_Forehand
05-05-2004, 08:19 AM
Flavio will be tough but David can still win in straights. Go David!!!! :bounce:

jazz_girl
05-05-2004, 12:03 PM
I don't care if he wins in two or 3 sets, I just want him to win!!! LOL!

sigmagirl91
05-05-2004, 12:06 PM
Vamos David.....

Raquel
05-05-2004, 12:38 PM
Good Luck today David :bounce:

Vamos!

jazz_girl
05-05-2004, 01:54 PM
VAMOS DAVID!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Guille's Girl
05-05-2004, 02:54 PM
Let's go David!!! :bounce:

Tuga
05-05-2004, 02:54 PM
Saretta is a good clay court but David is te MAN and will win in straight sets! Rome is gonna be a good tournament! I´M very confident! WE ARE ALL!

Good Luck David :)

novanora
05-05-2004, 04:04 PM
Henman's game is over. So next in Pallacorda's court will be David's game. But it's raining, still don't know when to play....just wait.

jazz_girl
05-05-2004, 05:02 PM
Well, David was leading 3-1 but it was stopped by rain...

*Ljubica*
05-05-2004, 05:13 PM
Yes - and the weather conditions look really bad there now - and a terrible forecast too:-((

Raquel
05-05-2004, 05:13 PM
Well that sounds like a good start from David :)

I think I can get this one on TV but the Pallacorda court I can see is covered up so hopefully that's the court David is on.

Tricky_Forehand
05-05-2004, 06:13 PM
I don't care if he wins in two or 3 sets, I just want him to win!!! LOL!

:lol: Agreed!!

Only now it's looking like he's going to have to play two matches tomorrow :sad:

bovenbuuf
05-05-2004, 08:18 PM
With bad weather expected to keep players off the courts for the rest of this evening, tournament organisers have brought forward Thusday`s kick-off to 11am. Seven courts will be used to work off the backlog.. so guess some of you have to go up early

jazz_girl
05-05-2004, 09:44 PM
Yes, I'll get up really early. I hope it doesn't rain tomorrow!!!

*Ljubica*
05-05-2004, 10:04 PM
David and Saretta play 2nd match on Pallacorda Court (after Marat v Paradorn), and the winner is 4th on Court Centrale against either Sjeng or Volandri.

jazz_girl
05-05-2004, 10:09 PM
It's gonna be a tough day tomorrow...

BaselineSmash
05-05-2004, 10:31 PM
Well he's not going to have too much trouble against Saretta, but the rest will come down to conditioning. Nalbandian is one of my favourite players, but he doesn't strike me as the fittest guy around...what do you all think, will his body hold up?

sigmagirl91
05-05-2004, 10:41 PM
I think his fitness is just fine; just that he is bigger than some of the guys who are his height. Most of it, of course, looks like muscle; the rest? well, I've put him on a chocolate ban until he gets rid of the excess....

BaselineSmash
05-05-2004, 11:10 PM
Q. Well David, once your career is over, what do you think are the chances of you rivalling Peter Lundgren in the gut department?

Nalbandian: I think is not impossible.

sigmagirl91
05-05-2004, 11:13 PM
Now, BaselineSmash, that was wrong on all levels. But, if he keeps up at the rate he's going, he could rival Lundgren and Mancini. Hope he doesn't become a victim of male pattern baldness. He would be most unattractive.

BaselineSmash
05-05-2004, 11:20 PM
Now, BaselineSmash, that was wrong on all levels. But, if he keeps up at the rate he's going, he could rival Lundgren and Mancini.

Am I blind? I think I see a contradiction here...

jazz_girl
05-06-2004, 12:34 AM
Ok, I'm trying to find a pic of David with the Pope but I can't find it!!! Has anyone seen some?

Angelito
05-06-2004, 02:56 AM
I've been looking all over the net and I can't find anyone either so I guess no one took a photo of him with the Pope.

undomiele
05-06-2004, 05:09 AM
Go DaVID! Win this one baby!!! :D Ill be rooting for ya! ;)

*Ljubica*
05-06-2004, 08:14 AM
Perhaps he didn't want them published - you know what David is like about keeping his private life very private? Maybe it was too special a moment for him and he wants to keep it personal? Just a thought. ANyway good luck to him today - you can do it David :)

jazz_girl
05-06-2004, 10:55 AM
Yeah, I guess you're right!
Well, I hope it doesn't rain that much today, at least I want him to play one match today! LOL

Action Jackson
05-06-2004, 10:59 AM
Yeah, I guess you're right!
Well, I hope it doesn't rain that much today, at least I want him to play one match today! LOL

Bad news there is more rain in Rome, the way it's going the tournament mightn't finish. It looks like if they can make a final it will be best of 3 sets.

It's good to be in this thread, where there aren't so many idiots it's a great relief.

bovenbuuf
05-06-2004, 11:02 AM
well the good news is that they are playing again, the bad news is that they not play on Davids court...

sigmagirl91
05-06-2004, 11:57 AM
well, david is coming soon. by the time i make it to work, he should be playing-barring anymore rain, of course.

bovenbuuf
05-06-2004, 12:10 PM
guess the match will start soon now, marat won in 62 62...

moonlight
05-06-2004, 12:23 PM
Vamos, David! :bounce:

bovenbuuf
05-06-2004, 12:35 PM
well after hearing some bad news.. rain.. there is some good news.. we can play! It seems that david is now doing is warming up.. Hope the match will start soon,and that they can finish it in once...

jazz_girl
05-06-2004, 12:53 PM
Well, he warmed up, started to rain and went inside, then went out again he was serving 30-40 started to rain again and went inside again, but this time they went to the locker rooms. I hate this stupid rain!!!

bovenbuuf
05-06-2004, 01:07 PM
me too...

bovenbuuf
05-06-2004, 01:59 PM
ok they started again, and david just won the first set, in 62.. but it seems that its there very cold...

jazz_girl
05-06-2004, 02:56 PM
The second was 3-1 David serving 40-0 and it was stopped again

bovenbuuf
05-06-2004, 03:25 PM
well we will wait that for the ??? time. lost counting

novanora
05-06-2004, 03:27 PM
damn rain!! :mad: I can't believe it has started for 3 time and now the 4th!! Poor David, hope the rain won't affect your health! Really tough in Rome......good draw but terrible weather. now just want this match can finish quickly, no matter what result!!:mad::mad:

jazz_girl
05-06-2004, 03:56 PM
It's still raining and the court is covered. Now they're showing David's repeat...

bovenbuuf
05-06-2004, 04:03 PM
ok well that is better than Costa-Federer I believe...

bovenbuuf
05-06-2004, 04:21 PM
ok david stat playing again.. hope he can finish this time

bovenbuuf
05-06-2004, 04:44 PM
david won in 62 64

jazz_girl
05-06-2004, 04:51 PM
Yes!!!! I'm glad he won, but PLEASE play better on your next match! ;)

novanora
05-06-2004, 05:13 PM
think it's the rain problem, you can't blame a man who have to start a game for 4th times and stand the rain & cold!! The condition is quite tough to him, but he really finish it in 2 sets!! I am so glad about it!!! Come on for your next match, David!!:D:D

*Ljubica*
05-06-2004, 05:20 PM
Well done David - I'm proud of you. And yes I agree - he didn't play so well (just got home from work in time to watch) but in those conditions that can't be expected. I think he plays again after the Henman/Zabaleta match which is currently in it's third set. It will be tough - especially as Volandri has had more rest and will have the crowd behind him - but let's just wait and see.

VAMOS DAVID - BUENA SUERTE

sigmagirl91
05-06-2004, 06:11 PM
I thought that play would be suspended until the next day.....

bovenbuuf
05-06-2004, 06:18 PM
yes me too Sigma, but well tomorrow they also expect rain so I gues they are now trying to catch up, and to get back on track, it was supossed to be a Round 3 day today.. so well maybe they can finish the 3 round matches all today..

sigmagirl91
05-06-2004, 06:26 PM
that's a lot of match play. they have david scheduled for 4:30pm our time, according to livescore.com.

Raquel
05-06-2004, 08:55 PM
David d. Volandri 7-6, 3-6, 6-4 :bounce: Well done David, a great win after your first match today.

Into the quarter finals against Spadea. Good Luck David. Vamos :)

moonlight
05-06-2004, 09:03 PM
:woohoo: David is into the quarters now :woohoo:

so :) David wins today after all my favs get kicked out the tourney :sad: except him :)

Good Luck against spadea. GOOOO David!

jazz_girl
05-06-2004, 09:36 PM
VAMOS DAVID!!!!!!!!!!!!
You rock!!!! I sooo want him to break that QF curse!!!! I didn't expect him to win his second match but I'm sooooooooooooooooooooooo happy he won! I hope he rests tonight, he was very tired!
Vamos David! You're the best!!!

*Ljubica*
05-06-2004, 10:28 PM
David - you're great - and I love you :worship:

Like Jazz_Girl says - break that quarter final curse - and I'll see you in Rome on Saturday - and next week in Hamburg.

Your rock David - you're the best - take care tonight and sleep well :)

novanora
05-06-2004, 10:36 PM
i just got up early (it's 5:15a.m. hereLOL), and see such a beautiful result!!!!!!!!!!! David, you are so great!!!!!!!! Now have a good rest pleeeeeeeeeeease, you really need it!!:D:D:D

jazz_girl
05-06-2004, 10:40 PM
Yes!!!! Please rest well!!!! We'll be cheering for you tomorrow again!

Angelito
05-06-2004, 10:48 PM
If he keeps playing this way but just a little more agressive, then he's on the way to the trophy!

Ma. Estefania
05-06-2004, 11:24 PM
So cool to see him in quarters :woohoo:

Now his rival will be Spadea......VAMOS DAVID! :clap2:

sigmagirl91
05-06-2004, 11:31 PM
he needs to get plenty of rest tomorrow.....i know he can beat vince "i wanna be a rapper" spadea.....

jazz_girl
05-07-2004, 12:34 AM
LOL!!!

Tricky_Forehand
05-07-2004, 12:41 AM
David in the QFs!! :bounce: :woohoo: :bounce: :woohoo:
I LOVED coming home to that news :D

It's been a LONG day. Has David ever played Vince? I don't think he has just thinking from memory?

jazz_girl
05-07-2004, 12:42 AM
Quotes from David:
"It was a very hard match, Volandri is a great player, besides it wasn't easy because he had the support of so many people"
"Fue un partido muy duro, Volandri es un gran jugador, no fue fácil además porque contó con el apoyo de tanta gente"

"It was also a very long day, the whole day in this center, and playing two matches, it's not easy at all and the physic feels it, but I'll rest tonight and I'll recover"
"Fue además una jornada muy larga, todo un día en este centro, y jugar dos partidos, no es nada de fácil y el físico se resiente, pero esta noche descansaré y me recuperaré"

"I gathered strength from where didn't have any, and I was able to win the third set"
"saqué fuerzas de donde no tenía, y pude ganar el tercer set".

jazz_girl
05-07-2004, 12:43 AM
He played once in Montreal and David won...

Tricky_Forehand
05-07-2004, 01:00 AM
He played once in Montreal and David won...

How could I forget?!?! :o

Like I said...LONG day :p

Thanks, Jazz :wavey:

jazz_girl
05-07-2004, 01:13 AM
LOL! We've all had a LONG day! ;)
You're welcome!
J.

jazz_girl
05-07-2004, 01:23 AM
Here's an audio from David:
http://www.atptennis.com/en/audio/

novanora
05-07-2004, 05:47 AM
Thank u, Jazz. And David's match against Vince has been arranged in Central Court, the third one.;) No more rain today please....

jazz_girl
05-07-2004, 11:28 AM
Yes!!! we've had enough rain!

sigmagirl91
05-07-2004, 11:59 AM
rain, rain, go away...come back another day....

jazz_girl
05-07-2004, 03:39 PM
DAVID WON!!!!!!
He defeated Vinny 6-4 6-3, he's N°7 in the world. Broke that QF curse and tomorrow will face Costa. They played in Palermo in 2001 and David won.

bovenbuuf
05-07-2004, 03:58 PM
great! this is all good news, Hope he just can win the tournament!

Tricky_Forehand
05-07-2004, 06:17 PM
David!! :woohoo: :bounce: :woohoo: :bounce:

He just keeps giving me great news when I get up in the morning :) . I hate not being able to get up and watch his match on the scoreboard but he's winning and that's what's important.

Thinking about getting up early tomorrow but don't want to curse anything :lol:

Go David!! :bounce:

Raquel
05-07-2004, 06:38 PM
:bounce: :bounce: Well done David! :woohoo:

Good Luck tomorrow David :D Vamos! :hug:

moonlight
05-07-2004, 06:59 PM
:woohoo: David won! First good news of my day. :)

Goooooo David. Best of luck tomorrow!

bovenbuuf
05-07-2004, 10:09 PM
ok SF starts at 14.30 local time.. and well if i read everything ok David has to play second match after Zabeleta v. Moya

Ma. Estefania
05-07-2004, 11:15 PM
:bigclap: For David! :bigclap:

I hope I can watch tomorrow his match.....I've been so busy lately that I haven't watched a complete match since Monte Carlo final.

All the best for David :kiss: It's already time for a TMS title!

jazz_girl
05-07-2004, 11:55 PM
You're right!!! He's waited a LONG time for a TMS! The last time he won a tournament was in Basel 2002!

Ma. Estefania
05-07-2004, 11:59 PM
Yes, and now he's at the level of being able to win a TMS one.

VAMOS David! :clap2:

jazz_girl
05-08-2004, 12:26 AM
Quotes:
"I didn't play my best tennis, but I had a good service"
"No jugué mi mejor tenis, pero tuve un buen servicio"
"I even expect to be better tomorrow to face Costa and, if it's necessary, I'm willing to play not just three hours against him, but even four".
"Espero estar incluso mejor mañana para enfrentar a Costa y, si es necesario, estoy dispuesto a jugar no solo tres horas contra él, sino incluso cuatro".

sigmagirl91
05-08-2004, 01:50 AM
ok SF starts at 14.30 local time.. and well if i read everything ok David has to play second match after Zabeleta v. Moya

alright. Then, i can expect a 1pm (my time) starting time?

Action Jackson
05-08-2004, 04:13 AM
It was a good performace by David in not much of a match, the match practice will be good for him either way and a semi final is a great achievement and the comeback is going very well for him.

I am not sure who I will cheer for, sure David hasn't won a title for a long time, but it's even been longer for Costa and he has less chances than David.

Though if it gets close, I hope Rosie doesn't have a heart attack.

Tricky_Forehand
05-08-2004, 07:02 AM
David's match won't be till before 5:30 AM my time so I may not get to watch this one either :sad: .

In a decision between staying up for Bogie's match that starts at 2 AM (Hamburg quallies) & watching the SF on a SB...I definitely choose Alex.

I have to get some sleep in there somewhere, right? :p

Besides I haven't been up for David's other matches so it could be better to stick to routine ;)

bovenbuuf
05-08-2004, 07:18 AM
OK the Italians made a new OOP, david has to open now, so his match will start at 14.30!

jazz_girl
05-08-2004, 11:13 AM
Vamos David!!!! I sooooo want him to win! :)

Iza
05-08-2004, 03:16 PM
he lost 1st set 7-6 , he won 2nd set 6-1 and now he's having a break point to lead 1-0!
he's so sexy in yellow!!!
yummy :drool:

Aleksa's Laydee
05-08-2004, 04:29 PM
he won :D:D:D:D:D hes in he final 6-4 in the 3rd :D:D:D

Raquel
05-08-2004, 05:42 PM
David!!! :worship: :worship: :bounce: :bounce:

Well done :D

Good Luck tomorrow! :hug:

sigmagirl91
05-08-2004, 07:49 PM
mardyfishfan, check your pm....

jazz_girl
05-08-2004, 08:12 PM
Well Done David!!!!
He's N°6 in the world! I hope he can make it tomorrow and beat Moyá!
VAMOS DAVID!!!

*Ljubica*
05-08-2004, 09:18 PM
Vamos David.........being at that at that match live today made it one of the best days of my life! Please win tomorrow - but if not - still love you and still proud of you!

Love to all David fans everywhere,

from a very happy Rosie in Rome (please excuse the typing errors - this keyboard is shit and I've had more than a few drinks!!

undomiele
05-08-2004, 09:28 PM
Oh Rosie!!! You must be so happy!!!!

Come on David!!!! Win that title!!!!! :D :D :D

bovenbuuf
05-08-2004, 09:47 PM
he lost 1st set 7-6 , he won 2nd set 6-1 and now he's having a break point to lead 1-0!
he's so sexy in yellow!!!
yummy :drool:

yes indeed yummy! Great avatar Iza, like it... maybe David can do the same this year and win the best tournament of this year!

jazz_girl
05-08-2004, 10:47 PM
LOL! So Rosie, how much did you drink exactly?

bovenbuuf
05-08-2004, 11:21 PM
well the typing is still ok, so I guess she was not already at her limit...but it was a good idea to start with the keybord first ;)

Tricky_Forehand
05-08-2004, 11:43 PM
DAVID!!!!!!!!!!!!

:woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo:

I can't wait for tomorrow!! Even though I won't get to see any of it till ESPN shows the highlights on MONDAY NIGHT. :mad: :mad:

Is the Final best of 5?

Go David!!! :bounce: :bounce:

jazz_girl
05-08-2004, 11:46 PM
well the typing is still ok, so I guess she was not already at her limit...but it was a good idea to start with the keybord first ;)
LMAO!!! :haha:

jazz_girl
05-08-2004, 11:47 PM
DAVID!!!!!!!!!!!!

:woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo:

Is the Final best of 5?

Go David!!! :bounce: :bounce:
I don't know, I was wondering that too...MC was the best of 5 so I guess this will be too... :confused:

jazz_girl
05-09-2004, 12:32 AM
Quotes:
"I had 15 break points and didn't make any of them until 4-4."

"Obviously I have to improve some things but the important thing today was to win. The final be a different kind of match."

Raquel
05-09-2004, 01:35 AM
Vamos David.........being at that at that match live today made it one of the best days of my life! Please win tomorrow - but if not - still love you and still proud of you!

Love to all David fans everywhere,

from a very happy Rosie in Rome (please excuse the typing errors - this keyboard is shit and I've had more than a few drinks!!

You were at the match Rosie? It must have been great! :)

Enjoy yourself and hopefully you will have more to celebrate tomorrow night :D

sigmagirl91
05-09-2004, 02:36 AM
Rosie, you blessed soul, don't tell me you had too much fine wine after the match....

Action Jackson
05-09-2004, 05:41 AM
It's the best of 5 sets as it should be.

I found this article from
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/main.jhtml?xml=/sport/2004/05/09/strome09.xml&sSheet=/sport/2004/05/09/ixtenn.html

Good to see this Tory rag, showing claycourt tennis disrepect and getting their beloved Tim in there.

Nalbandian close to major breakthrough
By Clive White
(Filed: 09/05/2004)

As John McEnroe said of the clay on the eve of yesterday's semi-finals at the Telecom Italia Masters here: "It does equalise things." And just to prove his point, David Nalbandian and Albert Costa played out a tedious match which the former would have brought to a swifter conclusion had his mastery of the game's finer skills, such as volleying, matched the bludgeoning power of his baseline game.


David Nalbandian has reached the final
As it was, we had to wait two hours 36 minutes for confirmation that Nalbandian had made it through to his first Italia Masters final, winning 6-7, 6-1, 6-4. Argentina had stolen an early lead in the day's head-to-head with Spain, but the mother country drew level when Carlos Moya beat Tim Henman's victor Mariano Zabaleta, of Argentina. 6-3, 6-4 in the other semi-final.

As much as one has to admire the stamina of these clay-court specialists - and few stay better than Costa - it did have you yearning for the green stuff - hard court if not grass. The patrons of the Foro Italico seemed to enjoy it, though, which was probably all that mattered yesterday.

By general consensus, Nalbandianis not far away from his first Slam success, having already done enough to suggest he is no one-Slam wonder following his appearance in the Wimbledon final two years ago.

The French Open this year looks a realistic target and beating Costa, the Roland Garros champion of two years ago, should be a good form guide. Costa has rediscovered his zest for the game after a visit to his therapist and he hung in here tenaciously against his younger opponent. The first two games of the third set - marathons in their own right - looked as though they might prove critical when Nalbandian failed to convert any of four break points, whereas Costa converted the second of his first two in the match.

But the Argentine's weight of shot remained the deciding factor and he broke straight back. The man from Cordoba could afford to be profligate and in the ninth game, after failing with volleys which Henman would have made with his eyes shut, he finally converted the third of 15 break points before serving out for the match.

bovenbuuf
05-09-2004, 08:51 AM
thanks for the article GWH!

moonlight
05-09-2004, 10:51 AM
Vamos, David! Come on, pls win this thing.
Good Luck!

jazz_girl
05-09-2004, 11:37 AM
Nice article!

Fedex
05-09-2004, 11:42 AM
GOOD LUCK DAVID!!! VAMOS! :woohoo: :bounce: :banana:
Today Nalbandian played a good all court game, and frequently attacked the net with success. Just need to bring those break pt. conversions up though :rolleyes: Moya will run around the bh to hit the forehand, which in turn plays to Davids' strengths as he will drill his bh down the line. Shuettler beat Moya, by attacking Carlos and giving him no rythem. I them David will have to take risks, and move forward alot in this match (even some Serve & Volley), attack Carlos' BH, and punish him w/ youre bh, when he runs around his backhand to hit a crosscourt fh. Carlos has the edge in the serve and forehand, but i give the edge to David in everything else (sp. Mental department). So in short he needs to: Go out there, take it to Carlos, attack his bh and move him around, and if he executes well, i think he'll win. :)

jazz_girl
05-09-2004, 11:51 AM
"No fue fácil, con el viento, la lluvia, los dos partidos en un día. Valoro mucho estar en la final"
"It wasn't easy, with the wind, the rain, the two matches in one day. I value being in the final a lot".

argiesf
05-09-2004, 01:04 PM
VAMOS DAVID!!!!!!!!!!!

argiesf
05-09-2004, 01:08 PM
NICE ARTICLE...HATE THE AUTHOR!!

Tuga
05-09-2004, 03:58 PM
:sad: i hate give bad new but David Lost the final to Moya in straight sets 6/3 6/3 6/1!!!!!Now im very unhappy and sad!

Good Luck To Hamburg David! Give us at least another final:(!

jazz_girl
05-09-2004, 04:14 PM
Well, David gave his best but Moyá was superior, he didn't give David a chance. I'm sad cause I thought he could make it, but I'm also glad cause he got really far here and I didn't expect it at all. I don't know how he'll do in Hamburg, but I'm sure he'll do great in RG! ;)

moonlight
05-09-2004, 07:13 PM
:wavey: Tuga, jazz_girl :hug:
:sad: David :sad: jazz_girl I feel exactly the same as you. I am really sad because I wanted him to win so bad, it has been a long time since he wins an ATP title.
Yet I am glad he made it to the final :) David said he was too tired today, hope he recovers soon and gets his best form for Hamburg & RG.
Best of luck in Hamburg & RG, GO David!

Raquel
05-09-2004, 08:23 PM
:sad:

David did very well to make the final :) Carlos was very good today and not many players would have beaten him in this form

Well done David this week

Aleksa's Laydee
05-09-2004, 09:22 PM
poor david.. he was out played today and as you say i dont think many players would have beaten moya on that form and yeh he had a great week
well done david :worship:

Tricky_Forehand
05-09-2004, 10:53 PM
Disappointing result :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad:

But still another great week for David. He'll have many more chances to win a title :D :D :D :D

Tricky_Forehand
05-09-2004, 10:54 PM
I should've said another title :o ;)

sigmagirl91
05-09-2004, 11:14 PM
yes, david, well done....you are now back in the top 8 in the points race. You should be the OTW this week....

Tricky_Forehand
05-09-2004, 11:16 PM
You should be the OTW this week....

Ew...don't say that. There's seems to a curse every time that someone is made to be the OTW he loses early :sad: . David could very well break the curse but still...

sigmagirl91
05-09-2004, 11:30 PM
Luckily, he's not this week....maybe in the future...

Ma. Estefania
05-10-2004, 12:07 AM
No matter this loss, David deserves a :clap2: for a great week.....yes, he didn't win, but still, he deserves it.

I'm sure that the next time he'll reach another TMS final he'll win it, this time was the 1st one, maybe he didn't know what to expect.

Bravo David :clap2: for a fab week :)

Angelito
05-10-2004, 02:45 AM
Ok, I just needed some time to moan... but now I can finally say that I'm proud of David, he had a great week and I hope he can do it well on Hamburg too!!

Well Done David!!

Congratulations to Carlos, he played awesome.

Angelito
05-10-2004, 02:48 AM
"How can I say goodbye to someone I never had? Why do tears fall for someone who was never mine? Why is that I miss someone I was never with and I ask why I love someone who's love was never mine?"

Because that's just life, I guess....

jazz_girl
05-10-2004, 01:37 PM
ADVERTISEMENT


From Moyá:

"David tiene mucho talento, es joven, va a ser todavía mejor que
ahora"
"David's got a lot of talent, he's young and will be even better than
now"

David:
"Nunca es lindo perder, pero esta vez, él jugó espectacularmente, no
me dio muchas chances"

"IT's never nice to lose, but this time, he played amazingly well, he
didn't give me much chances"

"Me estoy sintiendo cada vez mejor en esta superficie. Quiero
terminar la gira de polvo con un gran Roland Garros".

"I'm feeling better and better in this surface. I want to end the
clay season with a great Roland Garros".

and in Italian David said: "Carlos ha giocato una partita terribile"
(Carlos played an amazing match) Actually it says Terrible, but he
didn't mean it in a bad way, it's an expression we use.

novanora
05-10-2004, 01:49 PM
Hey:D, yesterday's match finally repeated this afternoon here, and of course i recorded and watched it again, seeming like torturing myself..... Sth really sadden me that, David played not bad in the first set, but, oh, how can Moya played so well?? I should say he really deserved the title of Rome. Congratulations...
And David, you had a great week in Rome, i still remember your tough day of two matches against Rome' s terrible weather, hope another great week in Hamburg:D It's just the time problem for u to get the big titles!!

P.S. Jime, thanks for your quotes!! Moya's comment to David works as a good ending of Rome week and gives me hope for sth....

Ma. Estefania
05-10-2004, 11:42 PM
I loved to listen him speaking Italian :hearts:

sigmagirl91
05-11-2004, 12:47 AM
I loved it too, although he sounded like he was sick and stopped up....David, get some rest. Hope you feel better for your match tomorrow....

jazz_girl
05-11-2004, 01:33 AM
I loved to listen him speaking Italian :hearts:
Me Too!!!!! And he spoke it quite well!!!!

sigmagirl91
05-11-2004, 01:35 AM
I thought so too. No wonder those nice Italians went gaa gaa over my husband....LOL!!!!

jazz_girl
05-11-2004, 02:00 AM
LMAO!!!

Tricky_Forehand
05-11-2004, 04:58 AM
I loved to listen him speaking Italian :hearts:

He speaks Italian? :drool:

It's bad enough that I melt when Alex speaks Spanish :drool: :drool: :drool:

Ma. Estefania
05-12-2004, 12:03 AM
Oh yes, he did it....just a few words, but still, it was great to listen his voice in another language :hearts:

Tricky_Forehand
05-12-2004, 02:53 AM
Oh yes, he did it....just a few words, but still, it was great to listen his voice in another language :hearts:

I bet!! :D

RogiFan88
05-12-2004, 04:28 AM
It was good to hear David speaking Italian and I always love to hear any Spanish-speaking guy speaking Spanish, my fave lang!