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Will David Nalbandian ever win a Grand Slam?

freeandlonely
10-27-2007, 09:53 PM
Do you think he will?

Bilbo
10-27-2007, 09:55 PM
the answer you are searching for is 'no'.

Tabledott
10-27-2007, 10:09 PM
No

canas
10-27-2007, 10:15 PM
yes :angel:

Iván
10-27-2007, 10:16 PM
The answer i have searched, dug and drilled my soul for is "why not"

Roger The Great
10-27-2007, 10:32 PM
I love Dave's game, he's one of my favorites to watch. He's such a great ball striker and can beat anyone when he's on. But I'm not sure he can ever put it completely together to win seven best of five set matches. So, it's possible but very unlikely.

franklinbouvier
10-27-2007, 10:36 PM
No.

World Beater
10-27-2007, 10:46 PM
If he avoids injury, he has a shot.

david would prolly have to beat some combination of federer, nadal, joker/fixer. tough stuff.

cmon dave. prove them all wrong.

Bad Religion
10-27-2007, 10:54 PM
Niet

leng jai
10-27-2007, 11:24 PM
His grand slam window was closed when the Krispy Kreme took over the world.

marcRD
10-27-2007, 11:31 PM
If he will it will almost certanly be Australian open, but I also give him a minor chanse to win the Roland Garros.

He will go down as the most talented player to not win a grand slam if he doesnt and that would be a shame.

Kitty de Sade
10-27-2007, 11:46 PM
His grand slam window was closed when the Krispy Kreme took over the world.

:lol: Funny and mean, all at the same time.

Personally, I'd love to see it happen, although I'm tempted to be driven by hope and blind optimism, rather than tangible facts, because I like the guy so much. :p

Nalby has tons of talent, but has lacked the *****-out burn up of effort needed to put two amazing weeks together to win a major. He could, provided he were ready to really dial in and fight for it. Whether he will is the question.

Alonsofz
10-28-2007, 12:28 AM
No.

Marek.
10-28-2007, 12:32 AM
Yes

krystlel
10-28-2007, 12:44 AM
No, it's too difficult for anyone outside of the top 3 to win one at the moment.

Allure
10-28-2007, 01:29 AM
No

selyoink
10-28-2007, 02:23 AM
Nope. He is good enough to win one for sure and probably should have before the ascent of Federer but he didn't and has little chance now.

Byrd
10-28-2007, 02:44 AM
If the grand slam consists of eating a large bucket of chicken and a side dish of donuts, then yes he will win a grand slam.

leng jai
10-28-2007, 02:54 AM
They need to give more incentives than just points. For every backhand down the line winner Donut Dave should be given a Krispy Kreme product of his choice.

myrt
10-28-2007, 03:12 AM
Despite all the bs thrown at him he still surprises us on occassion. Who knows what he can achieve ? I certainly didn't expect this run in Madrid but I was so glad to see him win a Masters. I give him the benefit of the doubt on a slam. He wins when he is least expected to win ....

Caio_Brasil
10-28-2007, 03:15 AM
Yes

shotgun
10-28-2007, 03:29 AM
Unlikely. The fact he never won back-to-back ATP titles says a lot about his lack of consistence.

wenty
10-28-2007, 03:39 AM
Unfortunately, no.

Stgobaiano
10-28-2007, 04:27 AM
If he wants it. Yes

World Beater
10-28-2007, 04:43 AM
If he will it will almost certanly be Australian open, but I also give him a minor chanse to win the Roland Garros.

He will go down as the most talented player to not win a grand slam if he doesnt and that would be a shame.


This may sound strange but i give nalbandian more chances to beat federer at AO than at RG.

the problem with dave isn't his physical conditioning or his mental toughness. Its his lack of killer instinct and hunger for greatness that screws him over.

its why you wont see him win 2 tournies in a row as shotgun mentioned. He doesn't have that "i'm not going to lose mentality"

HNCS
10-28-2007, 05:24 AM
i think it's in him, that grand slam. But for him to sustain a high performance for over 2 weeks over 5 sets. that's the hard part. After beating Federer in Madrird look where he ended up the next week...

unless he finds a way to put his jigsaw pieces all together for once, it ain't happening.

my0118
10-28-2007, 05:32 AM
Hopefully he will. It all depends on him.
But I won't be surprised if it will end up having nothing.

Del_Toro
10-28-2007, 09:38 AM
No!

Dougie
10-28-2007, 11:11 AM
Despite all the bs thrown at him he still surprises us on occassion. Who knows what he can achieve ? I certainly didn't expect this run in Madrid but I was so glad to see him win a Masters. I give him the benefit of the doubt on a slam. He wins when he is least expected to win ....

Yes, he can still surprise us. But I think he´s already passed his chances of winning something that really counts (GS). He can still be a good top ten player, but if he was to win a GS, he would already have shown some ambition for it. Talent only gets you so far, the rest is hard work. Something Dave has never been that good at.

binkygirl
10-28-2007, 11:20 AM
No.. lovely talent he has though, but lacks the proper focus and drive. I don't believe it is possible to win a grand slam without making it the only thing that you truly spend extended lengths of time thinking about. A player has to make everything else peripheral.

yomike
10-28-2007, 01:08 PM
I think he will win one. He has more than a rat's ass chance of winning against Federer in a GS final than all the other asskissers except Nadal that Federer usually faces.

myrt
10-28-2007, 01:41 PM
He's shown he can beat the best out there...if he can do it in a Masters event where there is consecutive day play , I don't see why he can't accomplish this in a slam where he normally would have a day off between matches. Let's see how much control his new coach will have over his committment and mental "drifting". Don't leave us out to sea on this Nalby..bring that ship home...

stebs
10-28-2007, 01:43 PM
He will go down as the most talented player to not win a grand slam if he doesnt and that would be a shame.

Mecir?

As for the thread question. No.

LocoPorElTenis
10-28-2007, 03:15 PM
Quite unlikely but not impossible. Around 15% chance.

Andi-M
10-28-2007, 03:22 PM
He reminds me somewhat of Elena Dementieva....

very close to winning GS in the past
one of the best ball strikers on tour
can randomly have a great run in a big tournie

But for some reason can't finish a job off when it really matters at GS level...I hope they can both overcome this and win slams but I doubt it as there are too many good youngsters about atm.

freeandlonely
11-04-2007, 05:19 PM
It still far difficult for him, and a lot of big If, and top3 is very solid at GS.
But at least he makes this question a little more realistic.

Adler
11-04-2007, 05:26 PM
No

BodyServe
11-04-2007, 06:44 PM
If there was an indoor slam he would already have won one.

DrJules
11-04-2007, 07:40 PM
He reminds me somewhat of Elena Dementieva....

very close to winning GS in the past
one of the best ball strikers on tour
can randomly have a great run in a big tournie

But for some reason can't finish a job off when it really matters at GS level...I hope they can both overcome this and win slams but I doubt it as there are too many good youngsters about atm.

David Nalbandian can serve.

R.Federer
11-04-2007, 08:04 PM
Answer: it is possible. He seems to have become very fit, though, so maybe physical conditioning is not an issue over 7 matches in 5 days. If he gets lucky-- a player withdraws, he gets some quick early rounds and runs into a slightly off-form top player later, I absolutely think it's possible. He was that close against Baghdatis in 2006.

Julio1974
11-04-2007, 08:13 PM
Probably not. But at least I can still dream about it. I think AO should be his target.

World Beater
11-04-2007, 10:41 PM
why not?

federer isnt winning everything, nadal is not as good as nalbandian on HC, and its 50-50 between david and nole on HC. If he keeps up his commitment and motivation, he will win one within the next 3 years.

Sunset of Age
11-04-2007, 10:47 PM
If he manages to keep up his current level of play, I wouldn't be too surprised to see him run off with the 2008 AO title... :angel:

LocoPorElTenis
11-04-2007, 10:49 PM
Quite unlikely but not impossible. Around 15% chance.

I have to revise my guestimate from 15% to 50% chance.

ExcaliburII
11-04-2007, 10:51 PM
I think he will win 2 slams in 2008.

ChrisDoesDallas
11-04-2007, 10:53 PM
David Nalbandian can serve.

Dementieva can serve now too, and funnily enough, both started serving well at about the same time.

Their career parallels are uncanny.

To answer the thread, I'll wait until he converts championship point in a slam final.

Bazooka
11-05-2007, 12:43 AM
If he can keep doing like this for just 6 months, he will get to #1. I mean, in two weeks, beating Nadal, Djokovic, Federer, then again Fed and Nadal, and most of those matches were a complete bashing of his rival. No one can blame Rafa for losing today, there was nothing he could do...

FedFan_2007
11-05-2007, 12:55 AM
If Fit Dave can stay away from the buffet/Krispy Kreme devils and be 100% totally committed to being the best tennis player he can be, then YES he can win a slam. Most likely AO/FO. Wimby/USO are too fast and are so totally owned by Federer.

LocoPorElTenis
11-05-2007, 01:08 AM
If Fit Dave can stay away from the buffet/Krispy Kreme devils and be 100% totally committed to being the best tennis player he can be, then YES he can win a slam. Most likely AO/FO. Wimby/USO are too fast and are so totally owned by Federer.

Fed barely won the Wimby final this year, and got owned by Nalby on fast surfaces before. While I do agree that he's still the favorite for those slams, "totally owned" is a bit too much :wavey:

FedFan_2007
11-05-2007, 01:11 AM
Fed barely won the Wimby final this year, and got owned by Nalby on fast surfaces before. While I do agree that he's still the favorite for those slams, "totally owned" is a bit too much :wavey:

What else do you call 4 straight W/USO doubles except "totally owned"? :D

LocoPorElTenis
11-05-2007, 01:19 AM
What else do you call 4 straight W/USO doubles except "totally owned"? :D

Nothing lasts forever... even though he may still win, in 2008 Fed will at least be more challenged than in any of the previous 4 years. With your logic Borg would still be winning Wimbledon today.

richie21
11-05-2007, 01:22 AM
If Fit Dave can stay away from the buffet/Krispy Kreme devils and be 100% totally committed to being the best tennis player he can be, then YES he can win a slam. Most likely AO/FO. Wimby/USO are too fast and are so totally owned by Federer.


AO is probably faster than Wimbledon now.

Denise
11-05-2007, 01:24 AM
He has a huge possibility. If his keep this great form he'll get a grand slam title :p

FedFan_2007
11-05-2007, 01:26 AM
Well bottom line is that for Nalby to even HOPE to compete for a slam semi/final he needs to be totally 100% dedicated to fitness.

Clara Bow
11-05-2007, 03:09 AM
I hope so. :)

rofe
11-05-2007, 03:23 AM
Difficult to say. He has the game to do it but does he have the commitment to win seven 5-set matches? He came close in 2002 and he is definitely an improvement over that Dave both mentally and in terms of his game.

It will be an interesting AO 2008.

Jimnik
11-05-2007, 03:29 AM
You never know.

Baghdatis72
11-05-2007, 03:30 AM
AO 2008 is the answer ;)

Marek.
11-05-2007, 03:31 AM
^ I think so too.

TMJordan
11-05-2007, 03:33 AM
Dave will win the 08 AO :D

TennisShoulder
11-05-2007, 03:46 AM
I think he will win the 2007 Australian Open.

TMJordan
11-05-2007, 03:47 AM
I think he will win the 2007 Australian Open.

You mean 08 ;)

GustavoM_Fan
11-05-2007, 05:12 AM
next year he have high chances. maybe we can win Davis Cup too :woohoo:

Baghdatis72
11-05-2007, 11:37 AM
He has to keep his form up and take it into AO 2008. With a reasonably hard draw he can make it, otherwise he will lose early.

Hola Mr. SK
11-05-2007, 12:10 PM
YES! Probably 08 AO/FO. The thing is he can win more matches in straights now with his killing serve.

ReturnWinner
11-05-2007, 12:16 PM
YES! Probably 08 AO/FO. The thing is he CAN win matches in straights now with his killing serve.

its not a given fact he will serve like this on a consistent basis, i hope so but not sure.

richie21
11-05-2007, 12:36 PM
Will David Nalbandian ever win a Grand Slam?

As long as Wawrinka is not in his draw,yes he can!

Hola Mr. SK
11-05-2007, 12:44 PM
its not a given fact he will serve like this on a consistent basis, i hope so but not sure.
Of course he's not Dr. Ivo. I don't expect him to serve well consistently through all 7 matches. At least he has got the weapon to win cheap points. If he serves well in at least 3 of the 7 matches and with 3+ straight sets wins, the fatigue should no longer bother him and he'd have a good chance to win it all.

Monteque
11-05-2007, 01:36 PM
Dont you know AO Open is faster than before. So dont hope so much.

It's easier to him to wim Wimbledon than AO. His biggest chance is in FO. But his chance to win a GS is slim.

ReturnWinner
11-05-2007, 01:39 PM
Dont you know AO Open is faster than before. So dont hope so much.

It's easier to him to wim Wimbledon than AO. His biggest chance is in FO. But his chance to win a GS is slim.

maybe its better for him the ao will be a little faster, do u think he just can play well on clay/slow hard courts??? :retard:

Monteque
11-05-2007, 02:45 PM
maybe its better for him the ao will be a little faster, do u think he just can play well on clay/slow hard courts??? :retard:

He is a former champ USO junior. He can play good in HC but not so great but He's better in a slow court. 3 titles from carpet, 3 from clay and just 1 slow hardcourt title, just more than enough to say to you. Too bad there's no carpet grand slam.

:retard:

lorenz
11-05-2007, 06:44 PM
As long as Wawrinka is not in his draw,yes he can!

Is True !!! Very Funny, but true

ReturnWinner
11-05-2007, 06:45 PM
He is a former champ USO junior. He can play good in HC but not so great but He's better in a slow court. 3 titles from carpet, 3 from clay and just 1 slow hardcourt title, just more than enough to say to you. Too bad there's no carpet grand slam.

:retard:

fangirl, you have to consider finals, semis, and quarters too :retard:

ReturnWinner
11-05-2007, 06:48 PM
He is a former champ USO junior. He can play good in HC but not so great but He's better in a slow court. 3 titles from carpet, 3 from clay and just 1 slow hardcourt title, just more than enough to say to you. Too bad there's no carpet grand slam.

:retard:

both Madrid and Paris AMS were played on indoor...hard.