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SF: nalbandian vs gasquet. who wins?

dylan24
11-02-2007, 10:59 PM
david in 2
crush frenchie bandy

World Beater
11-02-2007, 11:02 PM
unless nalbandian becomes fat dave, he wins this match.

gasquet should still qualify though.

Mateya
11-02-2007, 11:03 PM
Nalby should demolish him, if he plays at least near his best.

But I wouldnt bet my house on it. Can be a tough one...

l_mac
11-02-2007, 11:03 PM
Nalbandian. Unless Gasquet plays 5000 times better than he did today, and Nalby plays 5000 times worse.

mangoes
11-02-2007, 11:04 PM
I'm sticking with Gasquet:lol: :lol:

canbera
11-02-2007, 11:04 PM
Nalbandian in straights.

Flibbertigibbet
11-02-2007, 11:06 PM
Nalbandian is just a terrible match-up for Gasquet, not to mention Nalbandian's on fire.

ufokart
11-02-2007, 11:08 PM
Nalbo won everytime they played so i'm going for David in 3 :)

LilyRoseAva
11-02-2007, 11:09 PM
Nalbandian . In two

Horatio Caine
11-02-2007, 11:09 PM
If he can keep up his good form (and recover, physically, from today's exertions)...Nalbandian. His game is a bad match for Richie.

FluffyYellowBall
11-02-2007, 11:17 PM
Nalbandian especially considering their h2h is 4-0 in Nalbandians favor. Id like to see Gasquet win though..It would be interesting to see how he performs at the masters cup since he and djokovic will be the only ones on a debut. He hasnt had the same success as djokovic though so its new ground for him..

richie21
11-02-2007, 11:18 PM
Nalbandian in straight sets.
If Nalbandian plays to the level he showed against Federer yesterday,Gasquet won't have any chance.

DrJules
11-02-2007, 11:21 PM
I'm sticking with Gasquet:lol: :lol:

How much of tour sizeable vcash would you put on that.:devil: :devil: :devil: :lol: :lol: :lol: :p :p :p

ReturnWinner
11-02-2007, 11:22 PM
Nalbandian is the fav, no doubt. but an important Fact is how fit

Nalbandian will be for tomorrow, his match against Ferrer was pretty

intense and long and he finished tired whereas Gasquet is fresh as hell


anyway Nalbandian has enough game to trouble him,likely he is going to dictate the game most times and move Richard a lot.

Norrage
11-02-2007, 11:25 PM
Nalbandian especially considering their h2h is 4-0 in Nalbandians favor. Id like to see Gasquet win though..It would be interesting to see how he performs at the masters cup since he and djokovic will be the only ones on a debut. He hasnt had the same success as djokovic though so its new ground for him..

Ferrer and Gonzo are debuting too arent they? :?

DrJules
11-02-2007, 11:25 PM
Nalbandian leads 4-0 and has only lost 1 set.

http://www.atptennis.com/3/en/players/headtohead/?player1=Nalbandian%2C+David&player2=gasquet

Nalbandian should win.

my0118
11-02-2007, 11:26 PM
I don't care whoever wins as long as Nadal makes the final. :angel:

Jozie
11-02-2007, 11:53 PM
Hopefully Nalbandian is completely worn out after the last couple of matches. Gasquet is definately tired. My heart says Gasquet to win, my head believes Nalbandian will.

Go Richie!!! You are almost there.

Tommy fan
11-02-2007, 11:56 PM
Nalby in 3..
But that should be great match!!

fmolinari2005
11-03-2007, 12:10 AM
Who knows?! Maybe Nalbandian's true purpouse on tennis is to wake up the GOAT inside great talents. Richard in straights (big wishful thinking). Seriously: Nalby in straights- and it will be a pleasant match to watch.

ExcaliburII
11-03-2007, 12:12 AM
easy for nalby,

Puschkin
11-03-2007, 12:21 AM
If Richard plays like today, Nalbandian will win easily. But if Nadal disposes Baghdatis and Richie has no more qualifying pressure, he might be very relaxed and then things can get very interesting. Don't forget that Nalbandian had a tough match today, too.

Andi-M
11-03-2007, 12:27 AM
nalby without breaking sweat in less than an hour 6/2 6/2

Sunset of Age
11-03-2007, 12:37 AM
Nalbandian. Unless Gasquet plays 5000 times better than he did today, and Nalby plays 5000 times worse.

My thoughts exactly.

freeandlonely
11-03-2007, 12:43 AM
Nalbandian takes title. Gasquet takes ticket.

MCL
11-03-2007, 12:56 AM
Nalbandian in 3 but I'll be rooting for Richard this time

The Freak
11-03-2007, 01:00 AM
Top two backhands on tour right here.
I like Nalbandian in 3, 6-7, 6-3, 6-3.

baghdatis
11-03-2007, 01:00 AM
Bandy easily...I hope.

World Beater
11-03-2007, 01:06 AM
btw. nalbandian's bh is better than richard's.

Marek.
11-03-2007, 01:12 AM
Without a doubt Nalbandian in two.

Merton
11-03-2007, 01:53 AM
Nalbandian is a terrible matchup for Gasquet, the only issue is whether he will recover from the serious physical beating he took today.

Kolya
11-03-2007, 01:54 AM
Nalbandian in 2 sets.

Doume
11-03-2007, 01:59 AM
Richard in two, no other way ;)

richie21
11-03-2007, 02:01 AM
Nalbandian is a terrible matchup for Gasquet, the only issue is whether he will recover from the serious physical beating he took today.


It's funny,almost everyone seems to be a terrible match up for Gasquet nowadays(Murray,Nalbandian,Berdych,Robredo,Ferrer) .....so i'll ask a question: who is actually a good match up for Gasquet?:eek:

silverwhite
11-03-2007, 02:04 AM
It's funny,almost everyone seems to be a terrible match up for Gasquet nowadays(Murray,Nalbandian,Berdych,Robredo,Ferrer) .....so i'll ask a question: who is actually a good match up for Gasquet?:eek:

LOL

It's mostly Nalbandian and Ferrer from that list. Who said anything about the rest?

richie21
11-03-2007, 02:07 AM
LOL

It's mostly Nalbandian and Ferrer from that list. Who said anything about the rest?

Well,before the match against Murray for example,i saw many posters writing that Murray was a bad match up for Richard.
The same before he played Berdych in Tokyo....:o

silverwhite
11-03-2007, 02:10 AM
Well,before the match against Murray for example,i saw many posters writing that Murray was a bad match up for Richard.
The same before he played Berdych in Tokyo....:o

Be more discerning please. You should be able to tell when people mean it/know their stuff (eg. Merton, whom you quoted).

Baghdatis72
11-03-2007, 02:11 AM
Nalby in 3 sets :D

richie21
11-03-2007, 02:13 AM
Be more discerning please. You should be able to tell when people mean it/know their stuff (eg. Merton, whom you quoted).

I'm not especially "attacking" Merton,it's just a global observation i've made reading some posts before many Gasquet's matches against some "hyped" opponents

silverwhite
11-03-2007, 02:15 AM
I'm not especially "attacking" Merton,it's just a global observation i've made reading some posts before many Gasquet's matches against some "hyped" opponents

This might be true but surely even you can tell that Nalbandian is a horrible match-up for him?

Merton
11-03-2007, 02:24 AM
It's funny,almost everyone seems to be a terrible match up for Gasquet nowadays(Murray,Nalbandian,Berdych,Robredo,Ferrer) .....so i'll ask a question: who is actually a good match up for Gasquet?:eek:

LOL

It's mostly Nalbandian and Ferrer from that list. Who said anything about the rest?

Thank you SW, of course I only had Nalbandian in mind. :lol: It is fairly obvious that Nalbandian is a terrible matchup, Richard cannot get two many free points from the serve, cannot dominate backhand to backhand exchanges and he will find himself running around deep behind the baseline during regular rallies.

However, imposing a physical beatdown requires physical and mental fitness, so given today's match against Ferrer, actually Richard has as good a chance as he can get against a motivated David to pull off a win. (Still a small chance though, imo)

richie21
11-03-2007, 02:24 AM
This might be true but surely even you can tell that Nalbandian is a horrible match-up for him?

Well,not necessarly.
Nalbandian is a great returner so by definition,he is a bad match up for the guys who base almost all(if not all)their play on their serve(guys like Roddick,Karlovic) ,which is not really the case of Gasquet.
Also,Nalbandian's main strenght(his backhand) is also Gasquet's main strenght so it could be a disadvantage for Nalby(although you could say it works in both ways).
Nalby is 4-0 against Gasquet but i don't think it's that really important considering Gasquet is much younger than Nalbandian and that Nalbandian played Gasquet while Gasquet was still not even 20.
Actually,the truth is that on current form,Nalbandian is a bad match up for every player on the tour.

silverwhite
11-03-2007, 02:33 AM
Well,not necessarly.
Nalbandian is a great returner so by definition,he is a bad match up for the guys who base almost all(if not all)their play on their serve(guys like Roddick,Karlovic) ,which is not really the case of Gasquet.
Also,Nalbandian's main strenght(his backhand) is also Gasquet's main strenght so it could be a disadvantage for Nalby(although you could say it works in both ways).
Nalby is 4-0 against Gasquet but i don't think it's that really important considering Gasquet is much younger than Nalbandian and that Nalbandian played Gasquet while Gasquet was still not even 20.
Actually,the truth is that on current form,Nalbandian is a bad match up for every player on the tour.

So after going round in circles, you're in agreement.

Merton
11-03-2007, 02:35 AM
Well,not necessarly.
Nalbandian is a great returner so by definition,he is a bad match up for the guys who base almost all(if not all)their play on their serve(guys like Roddick,Karlovic) ,which is not really the case of Gasquet.
Also,Nalbandian's main strenght(his backhand) is also Gasquet's main strenght so it could be a disadvantage for Nalby(although you could say it works in both ways).
Nalby is 4-0 against Gasquet but i don't think it's that really important considering Gasquet is much younger than Nalbandian and that Nalbandian played Gasquet while Gasquet was still not even 20.
Actually,the truth is that on current form,Nalbandian is a bad match up for every player on the tour.

That is a questionable understanding of the concept of matchups, given that Nalbandian played Ferrer just today. Hint: The fact that Nalbandian won does not mean that Ferrer is a good matchup for him. As an exercise, you can work out why.

guy in sf
11-03-2007, 02:36 AM
Maybe it's just me but I feel an anti-french vibe or maybe french fascination on this forum. With Gasquet or Grosjean or other french players the people on this forum are so free at spitting out all these derogatory ethnic terms like kill the frog or destroy the frenchie, just seems like the awareness of ethnicity is heightened when it the nationality is French. I don't see people making a big deal about other players and their nationality. Is this hatred or jealousy? It's very weird for sure and it's so accepted.

richie21
11-03-2007, 02:36 AM
So after going one big round, you're in agreement.

I guess you didn't understand the subtility there :o

silverwhite
11-03-2007, 02:38 AM
I guess you didn't understand the subtility there :o

Sure. You meant that generally, Nalbandian isn't that bad a match-up but based on current form, he is. Do us a favour and read Merton's reply to you. :lol:

mangoes
11-03-2007, 03:14 AM
However, imposing a physical beatdown requires physical and mental fitness, so given today's match against Ferrer, actually Richard has as good a chance as he can get against a motivated David to pull off a win. (Still a small chance though, imo)

I agree Merton. Nalby played at a high level against Federer. Ferrer was no walk in the park today. I'd be plum shocked if a 100 percent Nalby showed up to play tomorrow. Gasquet didn't really have a workout against Murray today. If Gasquet shrugs off the nerves, he has a chance against Nalby. It will be a small opening, so Gasquet will need to be aggressive and take his chances. And hopefully, he will not allow Nalby to push him far behind the baseline.

Merton
11-03-2007, 03:25 AM
I agree Merton. Nalby played at a high level against Federer. Ferrer was no walk in the park today. I'd be plum shocked if a 100 percent Nalby showed up to play tomorrow. Gasquet didn't really have a workout against Murray today. If Gasquet shrugs off the nerves, he has a chance against Nalby. It will be a small opening, so Gasquet will need to be aggressive and take his chances. And hopefully, he will not allow Nalby to push him far behind the baseline.

We agree, but somehow I feel you are more optimistic about Richard's chances than I am, lets say that I think Richard has better chances for a win tomorrow than Marcos. :lol: :topic: I would love to be proven wrong about Marcos but I cannot see it happening.

mangoes
11-03-2007, 03:36 AM
We agree, but somehow I feel you are more optimistic about Richard's chances than I am, lets say that I think Richard has better chances for a win tomorrow than Marcos. :lol: :topic: I would love to be proven wrong about Marcos but I cannot see it happening.

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: True....I'm being more optimistic than I should be...

Sorry Merton, but Baghdatis tomorrow:tape: :tape: I don't even give him a 5% chance.

CyBorg
11-03-2007, 03:48 AM
David - please put this ugly, bow-legged Frenchie out of his misery.

Why does Gasquet insist upon dressing like a toddler? It really wouldn't kill him to look respectable once in a while.

HNCS
11-03-2007, 04:06 AM
Common dear richie!!

guy in sf
11-03-2007, 04:48 AM
David - please put this ugly, bow-legged Frenchie out of his misery.

Why does Gasquet insist upon dressing like a toddler? It really wouldn't kill him to look respectable once in a while.

I would never call him ugly, your comments sounds personal to me. Unless the player is a racist dickhead like Hewitt or an immature retard like Kiefer who respects no one, why would anyone display such hatred on any of these very decent likable players like Gasquet, that is just totally beyond me. So what makes him look like a toddler? simply cuz he wears his cap backwards? Some players do that, what's the big deal?

Skyward
11-03-2007, 05:38 AM
David - please put this ugly, bow-legged Frenchie out of his misery.

Why does Gasquet insist upon dressing like a toddler? It really wouldn't kill him to look respectable once in a while.

Why are you behaving like a toddler? :shrug:

ChrisDoesDallas
11-03-2007, 05:43 AM
It amused me yesterday very few people thought Gasquet could win his quarterfinal. Same story again today.

If Gasquet is ever going to beat Nalbandian, it's going to be in Paris. Both are excellent all-court, all-surface players, so by all means this SHOULD be a good match, but so was Murray/Gasquet promising to be.

Love both very much, but I'm rooting for Richie a bit more. I want him to head to TMC with a huge title under his belt.

tripb19
11-03-2007, 05:59 AM
I agree Merton. Nalby played at a high level against Federer. Ferrer was no walk in the park today. I'd be plum shocked if a 100 percent Nalby showed up to play tomorrow. Gasquet didn't really have a workout against Murray today. If Gasquet shrugs off the nerves, he has a chance against Nalby. It will be a small opening, so Gasquet will need to be aggressive and take his chances. And hopefully, he will not allow Nalby to push him far behind the baseline.

This is Fit Dave. We really don't know what he can do. HE has been infused with Jaite goodness.

Nalby 6-4 7-5

Tennis-Engineer
11-03-2007, 07:40 AM
In the last 4 meetings between these two, Gasquet has won only one set. If David is not tired I dont think it is hard for him to beat Richard in straight sets.

dylan24
11-03-2007, 08:26 AM
Maybe it's just me but I feel an anti-french vibe or maybe french fascination on this forum. With Gasquet or Grosjean or other french players the people on this forum are so free at spitting out all these derogatory ethnic terms like kill the frog or destroy the frenchie, just seems like the awareness of ethnicity is heightened when it the nationality is French. I don't see people making a big deal about other players and their nationality. Is this hatred or jealousy? It's very weird for sure and it's so accepted.

i don't like them because they are fucking chokers

example 1: PHM

example 2: maurlesbo

i could go on and on

Tennis-Engineer
11-03-2007, 08:31 AM
i don't like them because they are fucking chokers


example 2: maurlesbo



Is Mauresmo really lesbian ? Or you just making fun?

leng jai
11-03-2007, 09:12 AM
i don't like them because they are fucking chokers

example 1: PHM

example 2: maurlesbo

i could go on and on

maurlesbo :worship:

scarecrows
11-03-2007, 09:12 AM
Is Mauresmo really lesbian ? Or you just making fun?

yes she is

leng jai
11-03-2007, 09:14 AM
I would have thought it was pretty obvious.

DrJules
11-03-2007, 09:14 AM
Well,not necessarly.
Nalbandian is a great returner so by definition,he is a bad match up for the guys who base almost all(if not all)their play on their serve(guys like Roddick,Karlovic) ,which is not really the case of Gasquet.
Also,Nalbandian's main strenght(his backhand) is also Gasquet's main strenght so it could be a disadvantage for Nalby(although you could say it works in both ways).
Nalby is 4-0 against Gasquet but i don't think it's that really important considering Gasquet is much younger than Nalbandian and that Nalbandian played Gasquet while Gasquet was still not even 20.
Actually,the truth is that on current form,Nalbandian is a bad match up for every player on the tour.

Certainly true.

When a player serves well (18 aces against Ferrer in 3 sets), returns serve well, plays well from the baseline and volleys well it does rather appear the case.:eek: :eek:

stebs
11-03-2007, 12:12 PM
BH to BH will be fantastic in this match and I can't wait. I will back Nalbandian to get the job done in three this time.