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Nalby def Marat 7-5 6-4 6-7 6-3

BmxBandit
05-31-2004, 04:50 PM
Oh man, poor thing is in some serious PAIN!

Kudos for fighting till the end.

BmxBandit
05-31-2004, 05:00 PM
Rest and heal those hand Marat, I want you volleying like you did today at Wimby ;)

Neely
05-31-2004, 05:02 PM
great fight, Marat!! :yeah:

very honorable that he didn't retire despite all his blisters and being 0-2 sets down :worship:

Nalbandian played great tennis, too!

Rex
05-31-2004, 05:04 PM
i woudnt feel too sorry for marat, as he put up a great fight, but all credit to nalby for actually winning.

chelsea
05-31-2004, 05:06 PM
Poor Safin.

http://www.rolandgarros.com/images/pics/large/b_h0531_galerie15.jpg

little duck
05-31-2004, 05:07 PM
I am tired of all this credits to Safin whenever he looses. It was the same in Australian Open, and now again.

SICK AND TIRED

Wait for him to win before congratulating him!

He was clearly outplayed today. He wasn't even serving better then Nalbandian, only his volleying was admirable.

joeb_uk
05-31-2004, 05:07 PM
man this reminds me of the troubles i have with football boots! but i actually have holes in my feet from where they are so bad :D

BmxBandit
05-31-2004, 05:08 PM
I am tired of all this credits to Safin whenever he looses. It was the same in Australian Open, and now again.

SICK AND TIRED

Wait for him to win before congratulating him!

He was clearly outplayed today. He wasn't even serving better then Nalbandian, only his volleying was admirable.

:|
No comment.

jazz_girl
05-31-2004, 05:09 PM
Ok, Marat had blisters. But David played amazingly well!!!!! Congratulations for reaching the QF for the first time!!!!!!
Vamos David! :bounce:

Vass
05-31-2004, 05:10 PM
I am tired of all this credits to Safin whenever he looses. It was the same in Australian Open, and now again.

SICK AND TIRED

Wait for him to win before congratulating him!

He was clearly outplayed today. He wasn't even serving better then Nalbandian, only his volleying was admirable.
I want you to rub your hands with sand paper for half an hour and then go out and play some tennis. Especially the long backhand rallies. He was volleying because he had no other choice.
Look at those pics above. The blisters are on both hands in the same amout.

Now yeah, congrats Nalby anyway. but he wasn't given a good run for the money.

*End of discussion from me.*

Aleksa's Laydee
05-31-2004, 05:11 PM
:worship: david :worship: yay!!!!!!! :D :D :D :D

Bilbo
05-31-2004, 05:13 PM
I am tired of all this credits to Safin whenever he looses. It was the same in Australian Open, and now again.

SICK AND TIRED

Wait for him to win before congratulating him!

He was clearly outplayed today. He wasn't even serving better then Nalbandian, only his volleying was admirable.

Marat had setpoint in the 1st set and chances to win even in straight sets. The match could have went either way.

BmxBandit
05-31-2004, 05:14 PM
Yes, David played good, consistent tennis. He's a good player, I just don't like his style. That does NOT mean I don't respect him. Kudos to both players.

WyveN
05-31-2004, 05:17 PM
Marat had setpoint in the 1st set and chances to win even in straight sets. The match could have went either way.

Not really, Nalbandian was the better player even in set 3 where he choked it away

Carito_90
05-31-2004, 05:17 PM
I thought Marat wasn't gonna make it in the 4th set, with the blisters and the fatigue.

The crowd was really unrespectful towards him when he asked for Medical Atention. They were booing at him and it was pretty dissapointing not just because of the effort Marat was doing but because he was playing mainly to please them all cuz i'm sure he knew we wasn't gonna win.
The funny thing is that the crowd was cheering for him in the third set :rolleyes:

But still, it was a very good match, not as I had expected it but I enjoyed it :)
Congrats to Nalbi, and Marat for the effort :)

User ID 4783
05-31-2004, 05:19 PM
Great match but what a bad performance by the (chair) umpire

Bubble
05-31-2004, 05:22 PM
Not really, Nalbandian was the better player even in set 3 where he choked it away

If Marat had won the 1st set, it would have been a different story... Marat is an attacking player, when he's ahead he will play well.

Marat was totally distracted with his blisters. He was looking at them after every point.

Congrats to Nalbandian for taking the victory but really it was not a fair match as Marat was obviously at a disadvantage from the beginning.

BaselineSmash
05-31-2004, 05:24 PM
Safin took an unconventional approach to his 3rd Round match in that he boiled a Potito during the contest as opposed to before it. He was a lot more straightforward about his carbohydrate intake this time, as was tennis' answer to Santa Clause, who had a plate of pasta beforehand; good on him for taking down the Soviet Ogre without too much ado.

TennisLurker
05-31-2004, 05:25 PM
The crowd was really unrespectful towards him when he asked for Medical Atention. They were booing at him and it was pretty dissapointing not just because of the effort Marat was doing but because he was playing mainly to please them all cuz i'm sure he knew we wasn't gonna win.
The funny thing is that the crowd was cheering for him in the third set :rolleyes:



I agree, Marat was really injured, I think he didnt deserve the booing.

star
05-31-2004, 05:25 PM
I think whoever saw the huge raw spots on his hands on Saturday knew that he wouldn't be able to win today against a player of Nalbandian's caliber.

Snoopy_Girl
05-31-2004, 05:26 PM
Well done Nalby... Don't like his style of play but he did a really good job. He deserved to win today. So all credit goes to him, even though I think Safin could've given him a lot more troubles.

Those blisters on Marats hand were pretty terrible, but I had the idea that he wasn't really into this match from the first game onwards... Not that he didn't try, it just seemed like he had kinda lost the spirit already.

TennisLurker
05-31-2004, 05:28 PM
Safin took an unconventional approach to his 3rd Round match in that he boiled a Potito during the contest as opposed to before it. He was a lot more straightforward about his carbohydrate intake this time, as was tennis' answer to Santa Clause, who had a plate of pasta beforehand; good on him for taking down the Soviet Ogre without too much ado.

:confused:

????

Chloe le Bopper
05-31-2004, 05:29 PM
I want you to rub your hands with sand paper for half an hour and then go out and play some tennis. Especially the long backhand rallies. He was volleying because he had no other choice.
Look at those pics above. The blisters are on both hands in the same amout.

Now yeah, congrats Nalby anyway. but he wasn't given a good run for the money.

*End of discussion from me.*
I used to row back in highschool. I ripped my hands up on the oars after one week, and had to go back day in and day out to train. It just f-ing blew and it hurt like hell. In rowing they told us not to tape because they wanted us to develop calluses. Looking at Safins hands this match brought back horrible memories.

Anyways, David played fanstastic, and not surprisingly, he's not getting very much credit for it. At his best, I dont' think Safin woudl lose to David. But David kept it together after that third set tiebreak today, and didn't throw the match away, so good for him. He completes his set of grandslam quarterfinals :D

little duck
05-31-2004, 05:31 PM
The problem with Safin is that he plays too much tennis in the early rounds. And blisters are also buy big part due to his stength. Gonzales has the same problem. That's the price you sometimes pay for a very physical game. Safin should be aware of that, but he is playing those crazy five-setters in early rounds and then he is without real chance later on!

I wonder if he will ever grow realy serious on slams?

But Nalbandian outplayed him clearly this time, and he didn't play against blisters, but against Marat Safin.

I think Safin could be very dangerous on Wimbledon thought, expecially if he contining volleying elite that.

Bubble
05-31-2004, 05:31 PM
one blister can be very painful let alone 8 blisters! I think after today , he may have a couple more... It 's really bad luck for Marat :(

Leo
05-31-2004, 05:35 PM
I can't believe Safin pulled a medial timeout again at 30-30 in a crucial game in the 4th set. And then when he came back on court, he quickly lost the game on two unforced errors. He couldn't have finished the game before the changeover? :rolleyes:

Anyway, that bullshit is done as he's out of the tournament and Nalby is set for a final (I hope)! :bounce: Keep going, fatttttyy. :D

Mrs. B
05-31-2004, 05:40 PM
Congrats to Nalby. he played very solid tennis. Bad luck for Marat with those blisters. :(

Gonzo Hates Me!
05-31-2004, 05:41 PM
:)

Vass
05-31-2004, 05:43 PM
I can't believe Safin pulled a medial timeout again at 30-30 in a crucial game in the 4th set. And then when he came back on court, he quickly lost the game on two unforced errors. He couldn't have finished the game before the changeover? :rolleyes:

Anyway, that bullshit is done as he's out of the tournament and Nalby is set for a final (I hope)! :bounce: Keep going, fatttttyy. :D
Yet again, it was crucial for both players... And it looked like he didn't care much about what point of the match it was, he was frustrated more than anyone. He gave away the rest of the match anyway.

Chloe le Bopper
05-31-2004, 05:47 PM
Yet again, it was crucial for both players... And it looked like he didn't care much about what point of the match it was, he was frustrated more than anyone. He gave away the rest of the match anyway.
Yeah, I don't know why David even bothered to show up today, since Marat was clearly just playing against himself today.

Gonzo Hates Me!
05-31-2004, 05:49 PM
Yet again, it was crucial for both players... And it looked like he didn't care much about what point of the match it was, he was frustrated more than anyone. He gave away the rest of the match anyway.

Personally, I don't think Safin gave away the rest of the match because after the final blister treatment, yeah, he was a bit laxadaisical (sp?), but he still had firm service games, and there were some points on Naba's service where Safin worked him. I don't think he rolled over and died, otherwise, Nabs woulda won that fourth set 6-1. Some points, Safin really went for and I was shocked that a guy with these ugly blisters was hitting some nice winners

Bubble
05-31-2004, 05:51 PM
Personally, I don't think Safin gave away the rest of the match because after the final blister treatment, yeah, he was a bit laxadaisical (sp?), but he still had firm service games, and there were some points on Naba's service where Safin worked him. I don't think he rolled over and died, otherwise, Nabs woulda won that fourth set 6-1. Some points, Safin really went for and I was shocked that a guy with these ugly blisters was hitting some nice winners

The commentators said that Marat is enduring all the pain while hitting those groundstrokes esp. the backhand. They gave him kudos.

Gonzo Hates Me!
05-31-2004, 05:57 PM
The commentators said that Marat is enduring all the pain while hitting those groundstrokes esp. the backhand. They gave him kudos.

Yeah, I thought, with his condition, to win a 3rd set and still hold 2 service games in a fourthset after being broken and then treated for blisters on his serving hand, he played well! I mean, people can say like, "why did David even show up?" But clearly, it went to 4 sets, Marat didn't roll over and die IMO, I thought for someone in his condition, he was trying to have faith in himself. And I was rooting for Nabs, and I was getting scared he was gonna lose after set 3! Because Safin did work him at times

darnyelb
05-31-2004, 05:59 PM
I wanted Safin to win, but David played awesome.

Chloe le Bopper
05-31-2004, 06:09 PM
people can say like, "why did David even show up?"

I think I'm the only one who said that? :confused: And I? Was being REALLY sarcastic.

Just for clarification.

forever_rafter
05-31-2004, 06:19 PM
Nalbandian must be pregnant :eek:

Leo
05-31-2004, 06:21 PM
Nalbandian must be pregnant :eek:

I noticed that too. He's really worked hard to get back that beer belly of last year's clay court season. I commend him on such impressive physical training. :D

Fostin
05-31-2004, 06:42 PM
YEs lol "mucho ASADO David!!!" hahahaha :) I think he has to work out more LOL

Clara Bow
05-31-2004, 06:48 PM
Does Patrick McEnroe hate David for some reason? He kept kind of skewering the truth a bit- for example when he said that Nalby pulled out of Daivs Cup but dismissed the fact that he had a real injury. And then he and Dick were implying that David is never emotive on court- which is not true in most of his matches by far.

Conchon
05-31-2004, 06:50 PM
Yet again, it was crucial for both players... And it looked like he didn't care much about what point of the match it was, he was frustrated more than anyone. He gave away the rest of the match anyway.

I don't think that's fair to Nalbandian. It's like saying he only won because Marat let him, which is not true. I am a huge fan of Marat's, but he definitely was not going to win that match judging from the way things were going from the start.

Fostin
05-31-2004, 06:52 PM
that`s conchon... guys, every one has their faves... but try be objetive!

sigmagirl91
05-31-2004, 06:56 PM
Does Patrick McEnroe hate David for some reason? He kept kind of skewering the truth a bit- for example when he said that Nalby pulled out of Daivs Cup but dismissed the fact that he had a real injury. And then he and Dick were implying that David is never emotive on court- which is not true in most of his matches by far.

PMac and Mal are on my shit list for commentating, not because of David, but because of their "fair and objective" analyses. Glad that Mal wasn't commentating-I could almost see the difficulty that he would have saying Marat's name, never mind that Marat could win....

tomcat
05-31-2004, 07:26 PM
David played great against Marat but Kuerten is goiing to be too much I cant see him getting past guga.

fco253
05-31-2004, 07:27 PM
I think they probably hate him since he stood up in court against the cheering idiot who organised the Masters last year....

..David definetely bought my support that day!!!

PMac is a total ignorant and a nobody...

maratski
05-31-2004, 07:31 PM
Both players deserve credit today. Dave for playing well and Marat for hanging in there. He gave it all he could despite the pain.

My commentator was talking about the fact that those blisters on his hands didn't just get there now. He believes Marat didn't take good care of his hands in the past weeks and now pays the price for it. He also said Marat should be lucky if his hands would heal in time to prepare for the grass court season. I've never had blisters myself so don't know how long it takes for them to go away, but I hope not that long.

Of course I'm being selfish now cause he'd better now withdraw from Rosmalen ;)

Lady
05-31-2004, 07:49 PM
Well, he has 2 weeks til Rosmalen now, so I hope it's enough!

Snoopy_Girl
05-31-2004, 08:01 PM
Of course I'm being selfish now cause he'd better now withdraw from Rosmalen ;)I hear you and I feel exactly the same ;) He'd better not put me through that again :p

Gonzo Hates Me!
06-01-2004, 12:07 AM
Rebecca, sorry if that bothered you... you know, I just saw your comment and it didn't even register--I was thinking--who is this idiot!!! I dunno why, but I totally didn't notice your name and I thought it was some Marat fan outrageously agreeing with the previous comment--anyway, such is the complication of internet MBs...

I think I'm the only one who said that? :confused: And I? Was being REALLY sarcastic.

Just for clarification.

Fedex
06-01-2004, 12:29 AM
Nalby!!! :D :woohoo: :worship: Good match, Good Win!! Now Keep it up against Guga! :) You know he's going be tough after his great win over Federer.

Chloe le Bopper
06-01-2004, 12:51 AM
Does Patrick McEnroe hate David for some reason? He kept kind of skewering the truth a bit- for example when he said that Nalby pulled out of Daivs Cup but dismissed the fact that he had a real injury. And then he and Dick were implying that David is never emotive on court- which is not true in most of his matches by far.

Pat was so busy rubbing one out over Marat that I'm surprised he even made time to say anything about the "unspectacular workman" Nalbandian. They basically had nothing flattering to say about Nalbandian whatsoever either than "he makes you work". That is by far the nicest line that they had to say about him, at least that I heard. I admit, though, that I got fed up with their verbal masturbation and put them on mute so that I could actually enjoy the match.

Chloe le Bopper
06-01-2004, 12:52 AM
Rebecca, sorry if that bothered you... you know, I just saw your comment and it didn't even register--I was thinking--who is this idiot!!! I dunno why, but I totally didn't notice your name and I thought it was some Marat fan outrageously agreeing with the previous comment--anyway, such is the complication of internet MBs...
I understand. I wasn't even sure if you meant me or not when you said that. Oh well, we're all clear now :wavey:

vaiva
06-01-2004, 01:01 AM
Pat was so busy rubbing one out over Marat that I'm surprised he even made time to say anything about the "unspectacular workman" Nalbandian. They basically had nothing flattering to say about Nalbandian whatsoever either than "he makes you work". That is by far the nicest line that they had to say about him, at least that I heard.

"Unspectacular workman" Did he really say that? :o:

But then of course, he never high-fived a spectator or pulled his shorts down

Bubble
06-01-2004, 01:01 AM
http://www.rolandgarros.com/images/pics/large/b_h0531_galerie15.jpg

Chloe le Bopper
06-01-2004, 01:05 AM
I think they probably hate him since he stood up in court against the cheering idiot who organised the Masters last year....

..David definetely bought my support that day!!!

PMac is a total ignorant and a nobody...
Ha. I was going to suggest that was why. ;)

How many more times do you think they are going to stress that he won the "sourpuss" award? They only brought it up like three times today, and that just wasn't enough!

Chloe le Bopper
06-01-2004, 01:08 AM
"Unspectacular workman" Did he really say that? :o:

But then of course, he never high-fived a spectator or pulled his shorts down
Whoever was commentating with Mal said that "there is absolutely nothing spectacular about him" (or his game?) and they called him a "workman" about 100 times. I don't disagree that he's a "workman" but I do disagree that there is nothign spectacular about him. Though I suppose that if you don't hit a 140mph serve or whip a forehand hard enough to take somebodies head off, Pat and gang might have a hard time appreciating it. Oh, they did comment on his dropshot about 100 times, I forgot about that. So he's a unspectacular workman with a wicked dropshot, apaprently. Thanks, guys. He also has a good "counterpunching backhand". It's all coming back to me now!

Chloe le Bopper
06-01-2004, 01:10 AM
Pat also made a *really* funny joke. he said that Agassi called Nalbandian a "workman", meaning that he makes you work for everything. Which is, you know, fine. I agree, that is complimentarily. Then Pat snarks "you know a workman.. as opposed to a journeyman?" And then they giggled over their own hilarity.

Chloe le Bopper
06-01-2004, 01:13 AM
I noticed that too. He's really worked hard to get back that beer belly of last year's clay court season. I commend him on such impressive physical training. :D
Hee

You know, it occured to me today that he must not be overly proud of his beer gut. Why else would he wear his clothing 5 sizes too big for him? :confused: :sad:

TennisLurker
06-01-2004, 01:18 AM
Pat also made a *really* funny joke. he said that Agassi called Nalbandian a "workman", meaning that he makes you work for everything. Which is, you know, fine. I agree, that is complimentarily. Then Pat snarks "you know a workman.. as opposed to a journeyman?" And then they giggled over their own hilarity.


so, thay are really that stupid.

Action Jackson
06-01-2004, 01:21 AM
so, thay are really that stupid.

Yes, they are and that is them at their intellectual best.

Chloe le Bopper
06-01-2004, 01:30 AM
They really did seem to find that joke rather funny. :confused:

They just couldn't say anything about Nalbandian without being extremely condescending about it. I usually try to ignore them, but it was likely just more noticable since it was a player I was rooting for quit intensly.

Action Jackson
06-01-2004, 01:30 AM
As usual Nalbandian doesn't credit for anything, it's always someones fault and that he prospers because of it.

Yes, Safin had the blisters and that was clear enough to see, but I think maratski said that he didn't take care of hands, well enough and paid the consequences for it. The timing of the timeout was shitty, do at the change of ends and not during play.

Vass, please look up the word objective in the dictionary.

tangerine_dream
06-01-2004, 01:33 AM
The only negative comment about Nalby I remember hearing was when they mentioned that David won some kind of "Sourpuss" award with the French Open press. Perhaps David should drop trou' out on the court then maybe he'd win some fans over in the press.

Popular boy, that one is.

TennisLurker
06-01-2004, 01:34 AM
what does taking care of your hands mean?

what could he have done, or what should he have done to avoid the blisters?

I am really curious, I have no idea.

Chloe le Bopper
06-01-2004, 01:35 AM
The only negative comment about Nalby I remember hearing was when they mentioned that David won some kind of "Sourpuss" award with the French Open press. Perhaps David should drop trou' out on the court then maybe he'd win some fans over in the press.

Popular boy, that one is.

Somehow, I doubt that he cares much what the press thinks. They ask stupid questions anyways ;)

Apparently ballkids like him, so there :p

Action Jackson
06-01-2004, 01:44 AM
what does taking care of your hands mean?

what could he have done, or what should he have done to avoid the blisters?

I am really curious, I have no idea.

Muster never got blisters on his hands, and some of the physical jobs I have done required a lot of work, and the hands never blistered. Then again maybe some people blister easier than others.

J. Corwin
06-01-2004, 01:53 AM
It was evident to me that Nalby was gonna win this match after the first set. Marat had not much gas left in his tank after his two previous rounds. He should be happy that he got out of those ones. ;)

TennisLurker
06-01-2004, 01:57 AM
yes, that is what I think too, blisters just happen.

This is what hewitt said.


Q. Do you remember the last time you blistered while on court?

LLEYTON HEWITT: No, I can't remember.

Q. You don't tend to blister at all?

LLEYTON HEWITT: No. I got some callouses.

Q. Do you take any precautions about blistering during the course of the season?

LLEYTON HEWITT: No. The blisters are -- you can't do much about them really. They pop up. It's just a bit of bad luck.

--------------------------

Anyway, it surprises me that someone who works all the time with his hands like marat has blisters, I supposed most tennis players would have hands like people who work in farms or do very physical jobs as you said.

Clara Bow
06-01-2004, 02:00 AM
The only negative comment about Nalby I remember hearing was when they mentioned that David won some kind of "Sourpuss" award with the French Open press. Perhaps David should drop trou' out on the court then maybe he'd win some fans over in the press.

Popular boy, that one is.

Tangy, your man Andy won the same award last year. ;) I don't think that either Andy or Nably are sourpusses...

I just think as someone has mentioned in another thread that he doesn't suffer fools but isn't really a sourpuss. One thing that I like about him is his lack of bulls***. It reminds me of the say it like it is attitude of many Chicagoans that I love (and miss).

star
06-01-2004, 02:04 AM
Both players deserve credit today. Dave for playing well and Marat for hanging in there. He gave it all he could despite the pain.

My commentator was talking about the fact that those blisters on his hands didn't just get there now. He believes Marat didn't take good care of his hands in the past weeks and now pays the price for it. He also said Marat should be lucky if his hands would heal in time to prepare for the grass court season. I've never had blisters myself so don't know how long it takes for them to go away, but I hope not that long.

Of course I'm being selfish now cause he'd better now withdraw from Rosmalen ;)

There are things you can to to heal blisters more quickly. There are all sorts of products now. One that I've used is thin membrane with jell in it. This works great on foot blisters. I've had some bad blisters while hiking, slapped on this stuff and kept on going. The blisters healed up quickly. Course, he can't use a racket if he bandages with this stuff. I don't think it will hold up. But really, I would think about a week.

But one think I thought is that the new skin that grows on the raw spots is going to be tender for awhile.

Action Jackson
06-01-2004, 02:08 AM
Originally posted by Clara Bow
I just think as someone has mentioned in another thread that he doesn't suffer fools but isn't really a sourpuss. One thing that I like about him is his lack of bulls***. It reminds me of the say it like it is attitude of many Chicagoans that I love (and miss).

He is good to the fans and he can't be bothered with the crap questions that many journalists come up with and so that's why he won the award.

Tennis Fool
06-01-2004, 02:13 AM
It took eight days and a ruggedly built Argentine opponent, but Marat Safin is out of his misery at the French Open.

He will no longer need to read his own palms on a game-by-game, blister-by--blister basis, no longer need to spend nearly as much time on court with his trainer, Per Bastholt, as he does with his adversaries, and no longer need to lurch between machismo and despair in the time it takes to smash a racket or shriek at an overcast sky.

The healing process can begin, and the eight remaining contenders finally get on with it. Between Safin's magnetic attraction to drama and his nasty habit of calling injury timeouts when others are feeling the pressure, it has been tough for anyone to get comfortable over the last three rounds.--Christopher Clarey, New York Times

I'm not sure if this is supposed to be a diss or not, but I found it :lol:

Andrew.
06-01-2004, 03:05 AM
Poor Marat. Those hands were awful during the match.

Congrats Nalby. :)

decemberlove
06-01-2004, 03:28 AM
the HQ pics of the blisters hurt my eyes

http://www.gotennis.com/Photos/2004-05-31T140348Z_01_ROL31D_RTRIDSP_3_SPORT-TENNIS.jpg

http://www.gotennis.com/Photos/2004-05-31T135350Z_01_ROL32D_RTRIDSP_3_SPORT-TENNIS.jpg

Tricky_Forehand
06-01-2004, 03:48 AM
Does Patrick McEnroe hate David for some reason? He kept kind of skewering the truth a bit- for example when he said that Nalby pulled out of Daivs Cup but dismissed the fact that he had a real injury. And then he and Dick were implying that David is never emotive on court- which is not true in most of his matches by far.

I don't know what it is (Maybe it's because David speaks his mind) but the commentators have never seemed to like him. Maybe it's because he gives Roddick & Agassi such problems :lol:. And we know where ESPN stands with those 2 :rolleyes:

Tricky_Forehand
06-01-2004, 03:54 AM
Am I the only one here who believes that David would've won no matter what??

He was too good today and he'll be too good for Guga on Wednesday.

Clara Bow
06-01-2004, 05:47 AM
The more I think about it the more angered I am that the crowd booed Safin for taking care of his blisters during this match. They were bleeding folks...bleeding! 11 blisters on the hand is a painful thing. Last year I once ran 4 miles with running shoes and no socks (stupid!). Needless to say around 5 blisters on my feet ensued and I could not run again (or walk in closed shoes without whining frankly) for a couple of weeks. It was just tacky for them to boo him when he was being taped up.

A vailant effort from both men.

Lee
06-01-2004, 06:04 AM
Whoever was commentating with Mal

I'm not sure which match you're talking about but I think the guy is Tim Ryan.

Supersonik
06-01-2004, 06:41 AM
The more I think about it the more angered I am that the crowd booed Safin for taking care of his blisters during this match. They were bleeding folks...bleeding! 11 blisters on the hand is a painful thing. Last year I once ran 4 miles with running shoes and no socks (stupid!). Needless to say around 5 blisters on my feet ensued and I could not run again (or walk in closed shoes without whining frankly) for a couple of weeks. It was just tacky for them to boo him when he was being taped up.

A vailant effort from both men.

So you don't think that some people would be suspicious of a player that has taken timeouts three times and at least one of them was very suspicious? Fair enough that they booed him and I can't say I am surprised. Taking a timeout at 30 all, well not the best, and bending the rules there against Storace taking a timeout at a vital point in the match, of course some people are going to boo that.

Chloe le Bopper
06-01-2004, 07:34 AM
I'm not sure which match you're talking about but I think the guy is Tim Ryan.
I think that I meant to say "with Pat".

Thanks, I believe you are right

li'l red
06-01-2004, 07:59 AM
Am I the only one here who believes that David would've won no matter what??



hey.. i somewhat agree with you... i think nalbandian played a great match that even a healthy marat would have a hard time beating him..

i just feel really bad that marat is booed by the crowd and branded a cheat by a lot of people.. but who can blame them? marat somehow gave them a reason to do so... i personally don't think he took advantage of the timeout to cheat anybody or to delay the game for his benefit.. but that's just me and the other marat fans... i can't stop others who think otherwise because as tennis fans they have every right to feel that way...

i just really hope next time will much different..

Congrats to david... well-deserved win :)

*Ljubica*
06-01-2004, 02:18 PM
So you don't think that some people would be suspicious of a player that has taken timeouts three times and at least one of them was very suspicious? Fair enough that they booed him and I can't say I am surprised. Taking a timeout at 30 all, well not the best, and bending the rules there against Storace taking a timeout at a vital point in the match, of course some people are going to boo that.

Well I was at that match and to be honest the crowd were mainly supporting Marat - at least at the beginning. They only booed him because they thought he was taking advantage - because unless you had the benefit of TV coverage afterwards no one there live could actually have seen how bad his hands were. I desparately wanted David to win, but still hated the booing - but, then to be fair, the French crowd are like that - they boo, hiss and jeer anyone at any time at the slightest provication, so I wouldn't take it too much to heart.

sigmagirl91
06-01-2004, 02:47 PM
All I have to say is, congrats David....

maratski
06-01-2004, 03:39 PM
Am I the only one here who believes that David would've won no matter what??

He was too good today and he'll be too good for Guga on Wednesday.

I play a prediction game on another board and I have to pick matchups starting from the fourth round. I'm terrible at it cause I always make picks with my heart ond not my mind. Looking at the draw somehow I always have Marat coming out as the winner, but not this time. Before the first ball of RG was played, I predicted Dave would win. It's just that I prefer to see both players 100% fit. Maybe I just wanted to see a 5 setter, but as I said before, all credit to both players.

Tricky_Forehand
06-01-2004, 04:26 PM
I play a prediction game on another board and I have to pick matchups starting from the fourth round. I'm terrible at it cause I always make picks with my heart ond not my mind. Looking at the draw somehow I always have Marat coming out as the winner, but not this time. Before the first ball of RG was played, I predicted Dave would win. It's just that I prefer to see both players 100% fit. Maybe I just wanted to see a 5 setter, but as I said before, all credit to both players.

That's why I'm absolutely horrible at fantasy games. I always pick and choose with my heart and very little strategy ;)