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Nalbandian's first pro race

Jorbaty
10-02-2007, 03:57 AM
He drove a Mitsubishi at a pro rally race last weekend in Argentina. He lost a knockout elimination round, but was happy with his performance.

Two links (both in Spanish, with pics)

http://www.fuebuena.com.ar/?p=268

http://www.atptennis.com/1/es/newsandscores/news/2007/nalbandian_rally.asp

VolandriFan
10-02-2007, 07:46 AM
Wow, not a very popular thread. I think people would prefer David to be training.

Medina
10-02-2007, 09:34 AM
Wow, not a very popular thread. I think people would prefer David to be training.

:haha: So true!

VolandriFan
10-02-2007, 09:36 AM
:haha: So true!

I never knew you were a Nico fan! :yeah:

Mateya
10-02-2007, 09:37 AM
David, you are :crazy:

Why not doing it during december break or when you retire at 30 :retard:

He really loves rallies I guess, what can you do?

VolandriFan
10-02-2007, 09:41 AM
He really loves rallies I guess, what can you do?

Not ones that last over three strokes! :haha:

Medina
10-02-2007, 09:45 AM
I never knew you were a Nico fan! :yeah:

My dear Ferrero Tard Friend ;). Ive been a nico fan for a long time :p

Invisible
10-02-2007, 04:25 PM
Not ones that last over three strokes! :haha:

:yeah: :haha:

LocoPorElTenis
10-02-2007, 05:28 PM
:help: . Why doesn't he retire from Tennis? either commit or quit, but with this attitude he'll just be a shitty tennis player and a shitty rally driver.

alfonsojose
10-02-2007, 06:01 PM
:rolleyes: So embarrasing. Waste of talent. he really doesn't give a shit about tennis :zzz:

Baghdatis72
10-02-2007, 06:09 PM
What's next for David? :eek:

Maybe golf :shrug:

myrt
10-02-2007, 06:23 PM
Hey....how do we know he's not training for tennis...lots of assumptions here without knowing the facts. We'll know in Vienna what his level of training has been this last month...until then let's let him live his life and dreams and not criticise him for not living up to ours.

Bobby
10-02-2007, 06:36 PM
Hey....how do we know he's not training for tennis...lots of assumptions here without knowing the facts. We'll know in Vienna what his level of training has been this last month...until then let's let him live his life and dreams and not criticise him for not living up to ours.

He's probably not training because... he is driving a damn car! He is probably not injured either, because then he wouldn't participate in a rally.

We do know that there are tournaments being played at the moment, and he is not participating because his prioroties are elsewhere. It's annoying to see how he has all the talent in the world but he just doesn't give a damn. Why can't the rally stuff wait until he's retired from tennis.

trixtah
10-02-2007, 07:32 PM
"I've just come to have fun. I take it as an entertainment during my spare time. I don't think I'll do this professionally, at least yet," explained Nalbandian.

Hah, oh well. Hope he does well at Vienna

Baghdatis72
10-02-2007, 08:27 PM
David Nalbandian: the next rally champion :lol:

yana
10-02-2007, 08:55 PM
:rolleyes: So embarrasing. Waste of talent. he really doesn't give a shit about tennis :zzz:


so sad and so true. Nalby, you're a tennis player! :(

Baghdatis72
10-02-2007, 09:30 PM
And at the rate he's going he'll have the perfect body for it too. ;)

That's why I though of golf ;)

Peoples
10-02-2007, 09:50 PM
It took him ONE DAY. Nalbandian must have some of the whiniest fans ever based on this thread.

Baghdatis72
10-02-2007, 09:57 PM
I am not a Nalbandian fan to be honest but I like his style of play (which has disappeared).

Whining is a usual human behavior so I can't see any problems with that. Other than that a pro tennis player whose performance is declining and instead of trying to change things he starts participating in rally events, is not someone who shows incentive to return to greatness.

Frooty_Bazooty
10-02-2007, 11:05 PM
:rolleyes: oh David, when will you learn? all will be forgiven if he turns up for Paris for a change so i can watch him :angel:

Lets hope he doesnt pull out of Vienna next week!

Henry Chinaski
10-02-2007, 11:12 PM
so is he any good at this stuff or is he more like an overgrown rich kid indulging a childhood fantasy?

and I doubt very much that it's "one day" tennis missed. he's probably been practicing like hell for this so as not to humiliate himself.

krystlel
10-02-2007, 11:25 PM
Hey....how do we know he's not training for tennis...lots of assumptions here without knowing the facts. We'll know in Vienna what his level of training has been this last month...until then let's let him live his life and dreams and not criticise him for not living up to ours.
I agree. Anyway, I don't think that much planning went into it.

Nalbandian made his debut at the steering wheel in Andalgala, a small city of Catamarca, in north-east Argentina. The 25-year-old had not expected to get into a car – he merely came to support his team in the 2007 Andalgala Masters.

"I wasn't thinking about driving, but I ended up doing it. I hope next time I will have better results," Nalbandian said.
http://www.atptennis.com/1/en/2007news/nalbandian_rally.asp

Forehander
10-02-2007, 11:46 PM
nice to know he's enjoying life :) good job nalby!

Baghdatis72
10-03-2007, 12:31 AM
Next step would be to climb Everest :yeah:

Baghdatis72
10-03-2007, 01:01 AM
Nalbandian is just having fun. He reached the #3 spot and now with Nadal, Federer and Djokovic he knows that reaching #1 spot is impossible so he decided to have some fun and some food ;)

Galathea
10-03-2007, 01:55 AM
WTF are you talking about, people?

Just for your information (there are even pictures) David trainned the day before and the day after the rally. He did it FOR FUN! (Do you know that actually the tennis players are allowed to do things not related to tennis, right?)
Did any of you at least checked how many pounds he lost since he's with Jaite and RECUPERATED from the injures he had since Vienna past year? Because, even here, there was posted that he looked at least 12 pounds thinner. The TV people said he looked thin. But nooooo, it's better make jokes :rolleyes:

Another thing: after the knee problem (you probably don't remember the fact that after his match with Haas he was walking with troubles... again, thing very clear with only watching the tv screen!). After that, his knee was recovered for the clay season (HUGE mistakes in the middle of this, from his former team that only made him thing restrictive trainnings and started to gain more weight because the injures he had since RG 2006), there and because he replaced some leg movements with hands or whatever it was necesary to play, he had an injury THAT ALMOST COST HIM NOT PLAY ANYMORE.... did you know it? Probably not, because is not fun!
but yes, that's why he didn't went to Rome and only could train a week before RG (and with a lot of medical care in the middle).
So, FYI, the guy that making these kind of things all his proffesional life and was top ten for four years of 5 (better reord than several of the actual top ten with his same age....) is trainning. And is thinner. And, yes, only NOW he can train hard, that his injuries are healed.
Also he changed the PT (he has two) because the mistakes they made were unadmisible for a proffesional. For more data? Nalby's idea was play more tournaments this year... His team said there was ok going to play on hard with his knee problem when David asked them. They said "No, problem"....
The result Was Nalbandian in pain after the fisrt set in Chennai. Not mentioning treatment's mistakes with the abdominal injury from RG 2006 He is not the same after that. I got worst this year, but started there.
So, why not get some information first? There's a difference between jokes and bashing, people

Baghdatis72
10-04-2007, 11:33 AM
http://www.infobae.com/adjuntos/imagenes/80/0168023B.jpg