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DAVID beats GUGA

Aleksa's Laydee
06-02-2004, 03:39 PM
david nalbandian won 6-2 3-6 6-4 7-6

:bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :clap2: :clap2: :clap2: :bowdown: :bowdown: :bowdown:

Billabong
06-02-2004, 03:41 PM
Guga wasted 5 set points in the 4th set, and served for it twice :sad:!
Terrible loss, I'm gonna cry :bigcry:!

CmonAussie
06-02-2004, 03:41 PM
Well done to David; still I think Guga choked a little in 4th Set~ he had 4set points & wasted them all>_<.

Gonzalo81
06-02-2004, 03:42 PM
ARGIES KINGS OF CLAY
:worship: :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship:
Good luck Nalbandian - Coria - Gaudio

don_na
06-02-2004, 03:42 PM
Great job David!! What an exciting match!!

Chloe le Bopper
06-02-2004, 03:43 PM
Guga wasted 5 set points in the 4th set, and served for it twice :sad:!
Terrible loss, I'm gonna cry :bigcry:!
*hug*

I was going cry if the result was the other way around ;)

jazz_girl
06-02-2004, 03:43 PM
I'm SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO HAPPY!!!!!!
What a match! I don't remember suffering this match! Congratulations David! Amazing match!
And Congratulations to Guga too, he played awsome!
:bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

MisterQ
06-02-2004, 03:44 PM
NOOOOOOOOO!!!! :bigcry:

good tournament Guga, sorry David had to spoil the party :mad:

congrats David

Marine
06-02-2004, 03:44 PM
:sad::sad::sad:
Now all my hopes rest on Tim... :awww:

Havok
06-02-2004, 03:45 PM
Ugh, can't believe Kuerten totally flubbed that tie-break. He had the mini-break and held a set point in that TB, and lost it:sad: vamos gaudio, all the way to the finals (his form vs Hewitt impressed me, moreso that Nalbandian's play vs Safin)

novanora
06-02-2004, 03:45 PM
david, Guga, both of you are playing so great today!!!! david has an amazing tb in the 4th set!!!! :bounce: i am looking forward your final!!!:bigclap:

undomiele
06-02-2004, 03:56 PM
:sad: :sad: for Guga. Its always so sad to see a great champion with a heart like Guga's to depart the tournament that made him.... :tears: :tears:

But it was Nalbandian's day and Im really really happy for him. :D :D :D What a great day for Argentina!!! :yeah:

Gonzo Hates Me!
06-02-2004, 03:56 PM
I really love David to a point where I I thought I wouldn't mind seeing Guga go down, but I am not perfect and I admit I mind a shiiteload! Thanks David, thanks, yah. Oh well! Not everything can always have that fairytale run. Well, David knows what he has to do now--Gaudio has to go. If he's in the final, I'll gag

Guga, :sad: but brilliant performance these past weeks

Carito_90
06-02-2004, 04:08 PM
:bounce: Well done fat Davheed! :bounce:

3 aregentines in semifinals... not bad huh lol

Hagar
06-02-2004, 04:12 PM
I feel sad to see Guga go...

*Ljubica*
06-02-2004, 04:12 PM
DAVID!!!! I love you :worship: :worship: :worship: I am sooo happy :) Guess my Boss isn't though - because now I just HAVE to go back to Paris for Friday!!! Still - I will have done 3 days at work this past fortnight - that's not so bad!!!

:bounce: VAMOS DAVID :bounce:

OK - sorry if I'm a bit "over the top" here - but think most people here know that David is my absolute hero and I'm just so, soooo, very proud of him - achieving this after all his injury problems!!!

MagoRG
06-02-2004, 04:18 PM
DAVID!!!! I love you :worship: :worship: :worship: I am sooo happy :) Guess my Boss isn't though - because now I just HAVE to go back to Paris for Friday!!! Still - I will have done 3 days at work this past fortnight - that's not so bad!!!

:bounce: VAMOS DAVID :bounce:

OK - sorry if I'm a bit "over the top" here - but think most people here know that David is my absolute hero and I'm just so, soooo, very proud of him - achieving this after all his injury problems!!!

I hope you get to see the semifinal LIVE...an I hope we get see a replay of the 1999 juniors final (sorry Rosie but then I´ll have to be on Guille´s side) :) :) :)

Oh....tell Timmy not to hold on to number 4.....it belongs to David...till he wins Wimby :)

silverwhite
06-02-2004, 04:22 PM
David! :bounce: He showed real mental strength in the 4th set.

little duck
06-02-2004, 04:25 PM
That's right, Nalby!! You showed your power once more!

This was a great push-through for Nalbandian - now he will finaly be in the top-five, what he deserved long before.

Now, good luck in semis, and then win Roland Garros!!

ale
06-02-2004, 04:29 PM
I am new here. I just saw the match!! Well done David!! I think Guille and David will be the finalists.

jazz_girl
06-02-2004, 04:31 PM
Welcome Ale!

Fostin
06-02-2004, 04:32 PM
Im kinda sad 4 guga http://instagiber.net/smiliesdotcom/contrib/owen/ashamed.gif BUT WELL DONE DAVIIIIIIIIIIIIIIDDD WOOOHOOOOO! IMAGINE NALBANDIAN VS. CORIA http://instagiber.net/smiliesdotcom/cwm/cwm/circle.gif

JCF
06-02-2004, 05:07 PM
Oh guga :sad: :sad: :sad:

Mrs. B
06-02-2004, 05:41 PM
Guga, the dream is over. :sad:

But happy for Nalby for making the semis. He's really top 5 caliber and deserves this win. Vamos, you Argentine hunk! http://www.stopstart.freeserve.co.uk/smilie/sprite10.gif

amethyst
06-02-2004, 07:11 PM
Very exciting match although both didn´t show their best tennis. Congratulations Nalbadian :worship: and my respect for Guga for fighting so much despite all his pain :worship:

sigmagirl91
06-02-2004, 07:41 PM
Oh....tell Timmy not to hold on to number 4.....it belongs to David...till he wins Wimby :)

Tim must win against Coria, and David must lose to Gaudio in order for Tim to get #4; otherwise, it's David's all the way....

Horatio Caine
06-02-2004, 07:46 PM
Tim must win against Coria, and David must lose to Gaudio in order for Tim to get #4; otherwise, it's David's all the way....


I think David's name is written on number 4 for the moment anyway. Tim's chances against Coria are maximum 30% and in all honesty he isn't going to beat him. I would expect David to beat Gaudio, but i get the feeling that Gaudio is playing more impressive tennis at the moment. I'm not trying to take anything away from David's last two victories but he has played two struggling players - a tired and very sore (11 bleeding blisters) Safin and a clearly struggling Kuerten. He has played well but i get the feeling that he would have been beaten by either player had they been fit. Gaudio meanwhile has gone from strength to strength since his two 5-set victories in the opening rounds.

I don't know - Gaudio v Coria in the final?

Lestat
06-02-2004, 08:11 PM
Good for nalby, now go for "the man without soul" :devil:

Guille's Girl
06-02-2004, 09:48 PM
Man, I was so torn! Gosh! I kept accidentally rooting for Guga! But then Nally was so happy and ya just can't help to just be happy along with him! It was so bittersweet :sad: *sighs* MAN! The hustle from Nal-B was so awesome! Dude, it's gotta be 5 sets vs Gaston. GO DAVID!!!!!!!! :clap2: Guga :sad: :sad:

Oh Mary Carillo was so dumb, she hadn't even heard of "Nal-B". I was like "You idiot! That's his nickname!". Pac Man (Patrick McEnroe) said that "Nal-b is the kind of guy that can knock you off your mojo" :haha:

Jinx
06-02-2004, 10:59 PM
Congrats David!!!! :clap2: :bigclap:
I like both of them, but i have to admit Nalbandian is better now than Guga and now im really happy: 3 ARGENTINES IN THE SEMIS!!!! :woohoo: WOOOOOOOOOOOOWWWW!!!!
}This is awesome... I been living in Argentina for 8 years and i really love this country and the people here...........and i tihnk their tennis right now is AWESOME!!!! this didnt happened since Vilas!!!

Congratulations you ALL!!!!!!
Coria, Nalbandian, Guadio!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Paola suarez too ( i dont forget it, but i honestly dont like women tennis :rolleyes: )

jazz_girl
06-02-2004, 11:02 PM
Hi Jinx! In what part of Argentina do you live?

sigmagirl91
06-02-2004, 11:15 PM
I think David's name is written on number 4 for the moment anyway. Tim's chances against Coria are maximum 30% and in all honesty he isn't going to beat him. I would expect David to beat Gaudio, but i get the feeling that Gaudio is playing more impressive tennis at the moment. I'm not trying to take anything away from David's last two victories but he has played two struggling players - a tired and very sore (11 bleeding blisters) Safin and a clearly struggling Kuerten. He has played well but i get the feeling that he would have been beaten by either player had they been fit. Gaudio meanwhile has gone from strength to strength since his two 5-set victories in the opening rounds.

I don't know - Gaudio v Coria in the final?

Here's my theory: David doesn't care who's across the net from him. He's giving it all he got, win or lose. I think that Gaudio, although he is on form, he may get overwhelmed by the occasion, and fold. He had excellent form facing Hewitt, but let's face it, who hasn't solved Hewitt by now (besides Henman)?

WyveN
06-02-2004, 11:35 PM
Great win for David, needed some terrific shots (crosscourt forehand winner way out of court) and Guga tightening up to avoid the match going into the 5th but pretty sure Guga would have run out of steam anyway.
David's backhand was excellent today, especially down the line.

I think he will beat Gaudio even though Gaston seems to be in the form of his life but David has the experience plus Gaudio might just tighten up if Gaston, however, plays the way like he did against Hewitt then it will be a awesome match.

WyveN
06-02-2004, 11:55 PM
Does david even want to win the FO?
It would cement him as a "dirrrrtballer" for the rest of his career even if he won another 10 Wimbledons ;)

Jinx
06-03-2004, 12:01 AM
Hi Jinx! In what part of Argentina do you live?

Hi jazz girl!!! :D
I live in Buenos Aires, en el barrio de Palermo ;)
I really like the city, the country and everything.....the people is friendly and funny and Buenos Aires is a great city to live with a lot of things to do

And the tennis players of tihs country are so deamn good!!! ;) :D

sigmagirl91
06-03-2004, 12:17 AM
Does david even want to win the FO?
It would cement him as a "dirrrrtballer" for the rest of his career even if he won another 10 Wimbledons ;)

A slam is a slam. We have people on this board who have a hard time seeing him as a future "GS champ", so a win here is just as good as a win anywhere else... :)

jazz_girl
06-03-2004, 12:33 AM
Does david even want to win the FO?
It would cement him as a "dirrrrtballer" for the rest of his career even if he won another 10 Wimbledons ;)
I saw an interview with him a couple of hours ago and I was surprised to hear that it was his dream since he was a child to with RG, so I guess he really wants this!

TennisLurker
06-03-2004, 12:50 AM
last week he said he would rather win wimbledon over roland garros Jazz Girl

:P

But I bet any slam would be good for him

:P

jazz_girl
06-03-2004, 12:59 AM
And I believe that! I thought he wanted to win Wimbledon more than RG, but maybe having it so near and being in the SF already he changed his dream LOL

Horatio Caine
06-03-2004, 02:08 AM
last week he said he would rather win wimbledon over roland garros Jazz Girl

:P

But I bet any slam would be good for him

:P

I think he wants food over Grand Slam success. :lol: But yeah - he is more suited to grass than clay. I don't think he will triumph at RG but he may finish second though. :)

Fedex
06-03-2004, 02:41 AM
I think he wants food over Grand Slam success. :lol: But yeah - he is more suited to grass than clay. I don't think he will triumph at RG but he may finish second though. :)
2nd isnt good enough for Me!! HE MUST WIN!!! Brilliant win, David! :D :woohoo: : :banana: :aparty: :hatoff: I'm so happy, and very impressed with what he has achieved here. But, by the end of the tournement i, David had better be hoisting the champions trophy, and not the runner ups! :)

Horatio Caine
06-03-2004, 02:43 AM
2nd isnt good enough for Me!! HE MUST WIN!!! Brilliant win, David! :D :woohoo: : :banana: :aparty: :hatoff: I'm so happy, and very impressed with what he has achieved here. But, by the end of the tournement i, David had better be hoisting the champions trophy, and not the runner ups! :)

Sorry but he won't win against either 3 opponents! The best chance he has is beating Gaudio...which is less than 50%. He won't win the final i'm afraid...whoever it is against... :)

Chloe le Bopper
06-03-2004, 02:46 AM
Does david even want to win the FO?
It would cement him as a "dirrrrtballer" for the rest of his career even if he won another 10 Wimbledons ;)
If he so much as makes the final, he'll never get the credit he deserves for making the Wimbledon and RG finals (yes, it'd be better if he actually WON one of them, but it's damn impressive none the less)

Chloe le Bopper
06-03-2004, 02:47 AM
Sorry but he won't win against either 3 opponents! The best chance he has is beating Gaudio...which is less than 50%. He won't win the final i'm afraid...whoever it is against... :)
I'm guess that you've never actually watched Henman and Nalbandian play... ;)

Horatio Caine
06-03-2004, 02:51 AM
I'm guess that you've never actually watched Henman and Nalbandian play... ;)


Henman would beat Nalbandian now...no matter what their past history is! And yes i watched in agony their last meeting at Wimbledon! :)

LCeh
06-03-2004, 02:55 AM
Sorry but he won't win against either 3 opponents! The best chance he has is beating Gaudio...which is less than 50%. He won't win the final i'm afraid...whoever it is against... :)

Gotta say though, however small David's chance is, it is still at least 3 times higher than Tim's. Coria obviously is more consistant than Gaudio, and Nalbandian is also a stronger player IMO.

LCeh
06-03-2004, 02:55 AM
Henman would beat Nalbandian now...no matter what their past history is! And yes i watched in agony their last meeting at Wimbledon! :)

Please... :rolleyes:

There is no "would", there is only "maybe"...

Horatio Caine
06-03-2004, 02:58 AM
Gotta say though, however small David's chance is, it is still at least 3 times higher than Tim's. Coria obviously is more consistant than Gaudio, and Nalbandian is also a stronger player IMO.


I don't know - i think if Henman gets to his first GS final he will take it - after all the crowd will be heavily on his side too and he won;t have the weight of expectation on his shoulders either. Everybody knows that Naldo doesn't particularly like clay either so it is not as if the match would be playing into his hands...

LCeh
06-03-2004, 03:00 AM
No, I am not talking about what happens during the final, I am talking about reaching the final. Nalbandian's chance of getting to the final is obviously higher than Tim's, and that was what I was saying.

In order for them to face, they must get to the final, and I am simply saying David's chance of getting there is higher.

Horatio Caine
06-03-2004, 03:03 AM
No, I am not talking about what happens during the final, I am talking about reaching the final. Nalbandian's chance of getting to the final is obviously higher than Tim's, and that was what I was saying.

In order for them to face, they must get to the final, and I am simply saying David's chance of getting there is higher.


Yeah can't argue against that! :) Although i think neither will get to the final though. Gaudio is playing better than Naldo IMO. :)

LCeh
06-03-2004, 03:05 AM
Gaudio is unpredictable, but Coria is not. ;)

Fedex
06-03-2004, 03:06 AM
You know, i know Henman is defferent now that he has Annacone, but if David and Tim meet in the final, i think David would win in straight sets. It just seems that Henmans game falls right into Nalbandians. Serve & Volley/ attacking players havent given Nalbandian that much trouble in the past. Its one of the reasons he used to beat Federer all the time. Federer would Serve & Volley against him, and Nalbandian would pass or lob him with ease. By now Federer has learnt not to serve and Volley against him, so he's finally beat him. I'm not however suggesting Henman do this (stay back) because i dont think he can compete with Nalbandian from the baseline.

Horatio Caine
06-03-2004, 03:17 AM
You know, i know Henman is defferent now that he has Annacone, but if David and Tim meet in the final, i think David would win in straight sets. It just seems that Henmans game falls right into Nalbandians. Serve & Volley/ attacking players havent given Nalbandian that much trouble in the past. Its one of the reasons he used to beat Federer all the time. Federer would Serve & Volley against him, and Nalbandian would pass or lob him with ease. By now Federer has learnt not to serve and Volley against him, so he's finally beat him. I'm not however suggesting Henman do this (stay back) because i dont think he can compete with Nalbandian from the baseline.

Hmmmmm...Henman should call Federer before the match then...should they meet in the final (which is highly unlikely!) :angel:

J. Corwin
06-03-2004, 03:50 AM
congrats David...but poor Guga

I knew David would win in 4 sets because ESPN only alotted a certain amount of TV coverage. :o

Smankyou
06-03-2004, 04:00 AM
:sad::sad::sad:
Now all my hopes rest on Tim... :awww:
haha. good luck with that one.

Lalitha
06-03-2004, 04:12 AM
A good match. Guga did'nt take his chances, but congrats to Nalby.

Experimentee
06-03-2004, 04:12 AM
Guga :sad:
I really wanted him to win this :(

Chloe le Bopper
06-03-2004, 05:03 AM
Henman would beat Nalbandian now...no matter what their past history is! And yes i watched in agony their last meeting at Wimbledon! :)
Predictable.

If you'd watched them play any of their matches, you would notice that Henman simply doesn't match up well against Nalbandian. Nalbandian picks him apart just like Hewitt does, but not quite as well.

Action Jackson
06-03-2004, 05:23 AM
Predictable.

If you'd watched them play any of their matches, you would notice that Henman simply doesn't match up well against Nalbandian. Nalbandian picks him apart just like Hewitt does, but not quite as well.

Jez, is the Minister for Tim Henman Propaganda and David enjoys playing serve/volleyers even if David wins RG, he will never get any credit and still be underrated.

lsy
06-03-2004, 07:05 AM
Great match. I enjoyed it.

Nalbandian played really well, I love those crazy angle shots he came out with. He's so good in turning defensive into attacking winner. I can see why guga's serves is so hard to return, but he managed it. Guga's backhand is terrific. So great to watch. Wonderful performance from both players, unfortunate for Guga and both are very fair players. Just played their good tennis, and that's more than entertaining enough.

As a Rogi's fan, I can't help wondering what's it that Nalbandian did which Rogi didn't. Wish I get to watcht that guga/rogi match too. But anyway, I wish Nalbandian or Gaudio can now go on and win this FO.

Lee
06-03-2004, 07:12 AM
Great match. I enjoyed it.

Nalbandian played really well, I love those crazy angle shots he came out with. He's so good in turning defensive into attacking winner. I can see why guga's serves is so hard to return, but he managed it. Guga's backhand is terrific. So great to watch. Wonderful performance from both players, unfortunate for Guga and both are very fair players. Just played their good tennis, and that's more than entertaining enough.

As a Rogi's fan, I can't help wondering what's it that Nalbandian did which Rogi didn't. Wish I get to watcht that guga/rogi match too. But anyway, I wish Nalbandian or Gaudio can now go on and win this FO.

Isy, I guess you haven't seen many Guga's matches. Guga played better vs Roger than against Nalbandian today. Roger was not playing his best vs Guga and Nalbandian played well and progressively better toward the end of the match.

lsy
06-03-2004, 07:24 AM
Isy, I guess you haven't seen many Guga's matches. Guga played better vs Roger than against Nalbandian today. Roger was not playing his best vs Guga and Nalbandian played well and progressively better toward the end of the match.

ya Lee, unfortunately I haven't got many chances of watching guga at all, I wish I have though :)

From what I heard, Guga did play a great match against Rogi and it seemed like Rogi just didn't have much answers to neither Guga's serves nor backhand. Anyway it's ok, he lost to a great 3 times FO chammpion who have played really well that day. Nothing to feel too bad about :) (though I somewhat still wish he hadn't gotten guga in the 3rd round :o )

I did feel sad for Guga when he didn't manage to close up that 4th set yesterday though. He fought hard and had his chances. But both are great and fair, so I'm happy for nalbandian too.

FryslanBoppe
06-03-2004, 07:28 AM
Guga served for the 4th set twice and I expected him to hold out, but David can strike from anywhere and his returns are outstanding. The wind doesn't help Guga, but at the same time Isy, he was in the mood and feeling the love and Rogi didn't have it this day to come through.

Bad luck for Guga, but David deserves the credit for an outstanding performance.

lsy
06-03-2004, 07:34 AM
Guga served for the 4th set twice and I expected him to hold out, but David can strike from anywhere and his returns are outstanding. The wind doesn't help Guga, but at the same time Isy, he was in the mood and feeling the love and Rogi didn't have it this day to come through.

Bad luck for Guga, but David deserves the credit for an outstanding performance.

Of course he does, I'd always have Nalbandian as one of my favourite to watch and he did play a great match. You're right, his returns are fantastic.

and I thought I had given Rogi plenty of love that day... :o

Lee
06-03-2004, 07:35 AM
Here's what I post in Guga's forum about this match. ESPN's coverage started at 2-4 3rd set so I can only base on what I saw there.

1. Guga's forehand abandon him. At critical points, forehand unforce error comes to play.

2. At 40-15 5-4 in 4th. Guga missed his backhand badly when Nalby was not in a good position to return the ball.

3. Nalbandian improved when 4th set progress but not Guga.

4. The windy condition affects Guga more as he wears contact lens and trust me, it's really tough with dirt around.

5. Nalbandian played better than Guga. Guga's play was erratic with brilliant shots in between and Nalbandian has some incredible shots himself. Nalbandian handed the game to Guga at 5-5 but he kept his composure and earned the break back.