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Nalby def. Pics Ferrer 7-6,6-7,6-2

RonE
11-02-2007, 06:00 PM
Not the prettiest match but Nalbs found a way to grind out the win against a player who is a difficult match up for him. That is a sign that he is focused when he needs to be and has the belief in himself.

Well done :yeah:

adee-gee
11-02-2007, 06:02 PM
Jeez that was draining just to watch :o

Good effort from both guys :hatoff:

my0118
11-02-2007, 06:02 PM
18 aces from Nalby :eek: :spit:

Well done :yeah:
Pics is going to pack for trip to Shanghai.

ufokart
11-02-2007, 06:02 PM
I thought it was a very good match, at least it was entertaining :lol:

Well done Nalbo, now get to the final :rocker2: :yeah: :lol:

18 aces and 0 double faults for Nalbandian :eek:
Another sign of his improved serve :rocker2:

Sunset of Age
11-02-2007, 06:02 PM
A draining match indeed. Great attempt by Pics... but in the end the far better player won. Nalby's on fire!

hope11
11-02-2007, 06:03 PM
Nice exchange at the end of the match at the net!

Metis
11-02-2007, 06:03 PM
:hatoff: His backhand was not working that well today but the serve was; 18 aces :eek:

Win it all Nalby! :D

Good effort from Pics but he ran put of gas in the end :hug:.

Nice hug at the net :inlove:.

Tabledott
11-02-2007, 06:03 PM
Wow, this Nalby is good...

Julio1974
11-02-2007, 06:03 PM
As difficult as I expected. But what it matters is that he won !!!!

TheBoiledEgg
11-02-2007, 06:03 PM
oh :yeah: :banana:
Nalby :D :)

a great day---- both gimps out on same day :woohoo:

Caio_Brasil
11-02-2007, 06:04 PM
They must be reaaaaaaaaaaally tired now, what a though match!

VAMOS GORDOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

ReturnWinner
11-02-2007, 06:04 PM
David "Karlovic " Nalbandian :p 18 aces and 0 dfs , the best i have ever seen serve together the match against Djokovic in Madrid, even he served better tonight , but the court is pretty low, made for Rafita :o

the match would have been great for a clay match but for an indoor match it was not that good

Apemant
11-02-2007, 06:04 PM
Wow, so much running... my head is spinning. Ferrer fought like a devil until Nalby finally broke his spirit late into the 3rd set. A couple of months ago Nalbandian would've lost this match - at times the only thing that kept him in the match was the serve, as Ferrer was outgrinding him in most rallies. That guy really can run until the doomsday; really incredible.

Bad Religion
11-02-2007, 06:05 PM
Damn

Pics was so close of being the new number 5 in the world

ReturnWinner
11-02-2007, 06:05 PM
I thought it was a very good match, at least it was entertaining :lol:

Well done Nalbo, now get to the final :rocker2: :yeah: :lol:

18 aces and 0 double faults for Nalbandian :eek:
Another sign of his improved serve :rocker2:

the match had very great and long rallies but too many for an indoor hard match :o, for clay great.

no name face
11-02-2007, 06:05 PM
Nalby really showing he belongs in the top 5. Good win against a good opponent. I would have been really frustrated had he lost today.

(Now I have to pretend I'm busy at work instead of following livescores... :tape: )

Viken01
11-02-2007, 06:05 PM
that was a great match, great fight from Ferrer, but in the end he was too tired and nalby was on fire, i'm so happy !!!

VAMOS DAVID !!! I hope you won't be tired tomorrow !!! VAMOSSSSSss !!!

ReturnWinner
11-02-2007, 06:06 PM
Wow, so much running... my head is spinning. Ferrer fought like a devil until Nalby finally broke his spirit late into the 3rd set. A couple of months ago Nalbandian would've lost this match - at times the only thing that kept him in the match was the serve, as Ferrer was outgrinding him in most rallies. That guy really can run until the doomsday; really incredible.

true but Pics has improved his serve pretty much too, a little time ago he could barely hit an ace :o

justClaudia
11-02-2007, 06:06 PM
18 aces and 0 double faults for Nalbandian :eek:

shocking! :lol:


Whatever it is that he's doing, it's definitely working. Just keep up the good work.

:banana:

Caio_Brasil
11-02-2007, 06:06 PM
Wow, this Nalby is good...

sure he is :bounce:

Denaon
11-02-2007, 06:07 PM
Well done David!! :banana:

scoobs
11-02-2007, 06:07 PM
Exhausting.

They both looked all done in at the net for the handshake.

Well done David for grinding that out - I wonder how he'll recover for the semis.

Apemant
11-02-2007, 06:08 PM
Oh yes, 18 aces :worship:

Ferrer is normally about the worst matchup for Nalbandian, retrieving all of his beautifully angled BHs with amazing running speed and anticipation; only in the 3rd did Nalbandian manage to wrong-foot him a couple of times.

That he managed to rally his was to victory despite such a stubborn resilience from Ferrer is a good sign for the next year. Damn, its such a shame he never won a GS (yet)...

ReturnWinner
11-02-2007, 06:08 PM
Rafassita is very happy with this surface

Wolbo
11-02-2007, 06:08 PM
A tennis player from Argentina suddenly turns from Fat Dave to Fit Dave. Hmmmm ......

ReturnWinner
11-02-2007, 06:08 PM
Oh yes, 18 aces :worship:

Ferrer is normally about the worst matchup for Nalbandian, retrieving all of his beautifully angled BHs with amazing running speed and anticipation; only in the 3rd did Nalbandian manage to wrong-foot him a couple of times.

That he managed to rally his was to victory despite such a stubborn resilience from Ferrer is a good sign for the next year. Damn, its such a shame he never won a GS (yet)...

Ferrer is the fastest player with Coria I have ever seen, and fit as hell

ufokart
11-02-2007, 06:09 PM
the match had very great and long rallies but too many for an indoor hard match :o, for clay great.

Yeah, but i really don't expect much more from these types of courts anymore :o

ReturnWinner
11-02-2007, 06:09 PM
A tennis player from Argentina suddenly turns from Fat Dave to Fit Dave. Hmmmm ......

yes he is on the juice, everybody takes drugs in Argentina

tool.

freeandlonely
11-02-2007, 06:10 PM
Shame I turned to this match at the end part.
And heard commentator said "ACE, the 17th one" and get shocked.
Happy he won.

Psichogauchovna
11-02-2007, 06:11 PM
yay David :rocker2:

Fumus
11-02-2007, 06:13 PM
As boring as the match I watched in person at the US Open...well, I mean sorry not boring just bad tennis. Some of the tight moments were thrilling. I love the way Ferrer fights, he's not a shot maker by any stretch of the imagination, but how he survives on pure grit alone reminds me of Hewitt. Nalbandian showed great concentration in the 3rd set, got it done. I am rooting for him to win the title. I want to see a Nadal vs. Nalbandian final...that way I feel good no matter who wins.

MCL
11-02-2007, 06:13 PM
Nalbandian :yeah:

It wasn't the greatest match but there were some good rallies and lots of clean Nalby bh shots :drool:. Ferrer played pretty well but I had the feeling Nalbandian was going to win it even after the second set. Fat Dave kept going for dropshots and netting them and it was driving me crazy. The postmatch hug was very nice.

ReturnWinner
11-02-2007, 06:14 PM
As boring as the match I watched in person at the US Open...well, I mean sorry not boring just bad tennis. Some of the tight moments were thrilling. I love the way Ferrer fights, he's not a shot maker by any stretch of the imagination, but how he survives on pure grit alone reminds me of Hewitt. Nalbandian showed great concentration in the 3rd set, got it done. I am rooting for him to win the title. I want to see a Nadal vs. Nalbandian final...that way I feel good no matter who wins.

but as not much as Roddick vs Isner in Washington :rolleyes: .

Jimnik
11-02-2007, 06:16 PM
Great match. :worship:

It looked like Nalba was taking a leaf out of Federer's book and trying to mix things up to take Ferrer out of his rhythm. In the end, his superior serving and volleying skills made a massive difference and kept him in the 1st and 2nd sets. He also did a good job of making Ferrer run all over the place and wearing him out completely. Who would have thought Fat Dave could outlast Fit Dave.

dylan24
11-02-2007, 06:18 PM
take this fucking title nalbandian

rhinooooo
11-02-2007, 06:19 PM
Not the greatest match but very happy to see Nalbandian coming through these tough games and regaining his form. If he can keep this up, it will be a very exciting season next year.

Lunaris
11-02-2007, 06:19 PM
Not the best match for sure. Nalby's backhand was rather off, although it's hard to hit winners from it against such a great mover as Ferrer. I wonder how much energy has Nalbandian left for tommorow. This was a hard and exhausting match. Yeah, and fabulous serving by Nalby in key moments, he saved his skin with an ace quite a few times. :yeah:
Kudos to Ferrer, he fought hard and his resistance deserves respect.

Hola Mr. SK
11-02-2007, 06:19 PM
well done,fit Dave. one step closer :yeah:
18 aces against one of the best returners :worship:
Pics worn out in the deciding set. It's all about who is fitter :rocker2:

AnitaOlea
11-02-2007, 06:20 PM
boring? I found it very entertaining =)

Tennis-Engineer
11-02-2007, 06:22 PM
:yeah: Nalby.He won last 10 points of the match. Ferrer is the worst match up for him but fortunately this time David didnt give up.

Blue Heart24
11-02-2007, 06:25 PM
Nalbo :yeah:
Good luck in Shanghai,Pics.

Sakura 0101
11-02-2007, 06:26 PM
David :bigclap:

pics :hug:
NOw Shanghai is waiting for you :yeah:

Hola Mr. SK
11-02-2007, 06:29 PM
The draw sucks ass :mad: Tough battle one after another, doubt Bandy would have anything left in the final if be manages to outlast Muzza or Richie, and that's a big IF. Still Rafa is the favorite to win this.

Welcome to Shanghai,Pics :D

Kitty de Sade
11-02-2007, 06:34 PM
Little scratchy in some places, but nice to see Nalby come away with the win. Good luck to him in the SF. :yeah:

LocoPorElTenis
11-02-2007, 06:38 PM
I watched the first set and Nalbi didn't play well even though he won it in the end. But the fact that he grinded out the win says a lot of his regained focus. A win like this makes me just as, if not more, happy as when he wins playing ballet tennis. Now go all the way Nalbi! :woohoo:

Bilbo
11-02-2007, 06:38 PM
this nalby is good

World Beater
11-02-2007, 06:41 PM
David's serve reached astronomical proportions in this match.

nice effort on indoor blue clay against one of the better returners and "nemesis".

its time for nalbandian to win this title.

preNadal care
11-02-2007, 06:54 PM
Does Nalbandian have any chance of making the YEC?

ETA - Scenario: Nalbandian def. Murray/Gasquet in SF, Nadal def. Baghdatis in SF, Nalbandian def. Nadal in Final. Would that be enough for Nalbandian to qualify?

osalsyst
11-02-2007, 06:59 PM
Yay! So happy Nalby is on the comeback trail. Still hoping Murray makes the final here even though Nalby would probably do much better at the TMC.

LocoPorElTenis
11-02-2007, 07:01 PM
Does Nalbandian have any chance of making the YEC?

ETA - Scenario: Nalbandian def. Murray/Gasquet in SF, Nadal def. Baghdatis in SF, Nalbandian def. Nadal in Final. Would that be enough for Nalbandian to qualify?

No, Nalbi is out of TMC.
If everything you say turns out to happen, Nalbi will be 9th in the race and would be an alternate for Shanghai.

Schu
11-02-2007, 07:08 PM
:To all who called this guy "FAT DAVE", I say :p. He grinded it out for almost 3 hours and looked like he could go a few more sets. Not his best tennis but he found a way to physically and mentally wear down the grinder and win the match.

And 18 ACES! Another Karlovic?

Schu
11-02-2007, 07:09 PM
No, Nalbi is out of TMC.
If everything you say turns out to happen, Nalbi will be 9th in the race and would be an alternate for Shanghai.

Just the way he likes it - remember 2005.

Alex999
11-02-2007, 07:17 PM
Well done Nalby.

ChinoRios4Ever
11-02-2007, 07:33 PM
what a great match :cool:

Fit Dave :yeah:

Pics :sad: :confused:

DrJules
11-02-2007, 07:36 PM
18 aces from Nalby :eek: :spit:

Well done :yeah:
Pics is going to pack for trip to Shanghai.

Oh yes, 18 aces :worship:

Ferrer is normally about the worst matchup for Nalbandian, retrieving all of his beautifully angled BHs with amazing running speed and anticipation; only in the 3rd did Nalbandian manage to wrong-foot him a couple of times.

That he managed to rally his was to victory despite such a stubborn resilience from Ferrer is a good sign for the next year. Damn, its such a shame he never won a GS (yet)...

No, Nalbi is out of TMC.
If everything you say turns out to happen, Nalbi will be 9th in the race and would be an alternate for Shanghai.

The player who is most in form and playing the best tennis will not qualify for the Masters Cup.

Nalbandian has in his last 7 matches won 2 times against the world number 1, 1 time against number 2, 1 against number 3 and 1 against number 6; that is in his last 7 matches he has won 5 times against top 6 players.

That would be a lifetime of top 6 victories for Robredo.

BlueSwan
11-02-2007, 07:37 PM
Go Nalby. Win the indoor double!

Adler
11-02-2007, 07:42 PM
Just wanted to write one thing:

18 aces

danaiudomchoke
11-02-2007, 09:24 PM
Great Nalbandian! He is Back and better than ever!

Dragula.mp3
11-02-2007, 09:31 PM
I thinks this match, hurted his chances to win París. Specially if his next opponent it's Murray. But either way, he did a good job. He not played his best, his bh was kinda dissapeared but after all he was playing against his great nemesis. And you know from the start, that it was gonna be a bçvery tough match.

Almost forgot; 18 aces that's a new record. Keep it up!!

Vamos David Caraj0!

Il Primo Uomo
11-02-2007, 11:21 PM
That's my boy! :yeah: Just two matches left

Merton
11-02-2007, 11:21 PM
They beat each other to a pulp and the Argie David was the one left standing. Great effort from both guys, really enjoyable for those who appreciate this type of chess playing.

Marek.
11-02-2007, 11:32 PM
Keep it going Nalby :yeah:

Johnny Groove
11-03-2007, 12:26 AM
A tennis player from Argentina suddenly turns from Fat Dave to Fit Dave. Hmmmm ......

OF COURSE!!! Great work :yeah:

azmad_88
11-03-2007, 10:19 AM
Woohoo! :woohoo: keep it going nalby! im enjoying this...tough match!