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jazz_girl
06-09-2004, 01:01 AM
Guys, I was watching Fox Sports and there was Salatino. He just came back from Roland Garros and was with David. He said that it still hurts him and if he goes to Wimbledon he won't be at his best and can't see him getting far there :sad:

sigmagirl91
06-09-2004, 01:02 AM
Oh, that's so not good....
I would be happy to see him defend his RO16 points, if he does go...
Wonder what the tests showed. Did they talk about that?

jazz_girl
06-09-2004, 01:04 AM
No, he didn't talk much about his injury. That's all he said.
The other comments were that he doesn't see Gaudio winning another slam as oppossed to David, Coria and Monaco. He says that grass suits David and can see him winning not just one slam but many.
I have to agree with him.

sigmagirl91
06-09-2004, 01:05 AM
I totally, totally agree. Just need to get these injury issues out of the way....
Seems like every time he goes deep into a grand slam draw, something crazy happens...

jazz_girl
06-09-2004, 01:13 AM
Yes it's true. Remember after the USO he said that even if he had beaten Roddick he couldn't have played the final match because of his wrist...Now this...

sigmagirl91
06-09-2004, 01:15 AM
Arghhh, maybe we all need to be his trainer....LOL!!!!! Get him back to that pic he had in Dubai....

jazz_girl
06-09-2004, 01:20 AM
Very true!!! LOL!

bovenbuuf
06-09-2004, 08:12 AM
ok I think its time we are going to split the jobs then.. who is going to do what??

and no Sigma you can't have it all.. sharing...

Aleta4
06-09-2004, 08:56 AM
Hey all,
will David try to play the championschallenge, that starts next Wednesday ?
It is an exhebition tourney with the same format as the Kooyong event which he won against Agassi before the AO.
David is still entered, so far only Blake has withdrawn.
Here is the link: http://www.thechampionschallenge.com/flash/index.htm

bovenbuuf
06-09-2004, 09:14 AM
thanks Aleta, still not sure if he will be there. have a strong feeling he will skip it, and just focus and try to be at Wimbledon, like Jazz said,if he goes to Wimbledon he won't be at his best, so I think that he will try to be there, and just skip all other things, so that he gets enough rest, and minimum all risks..

*Ljubica*
06-09-2004, 10:04 AM
thanks Aleta, still not sure if he will be there. have a strong feeling he will skip it, and just focus and try to be at Wimbledon, like Jazz said,if he goes to Wimbledon he won't be at his best, so I think that he will try to be there, and just skip all other things, so that he gets enough rest, and minimum all risks..

Actually don't agree on that one Jud - if David has any plans of playing Wimbledon then he must have grass court practice or just not bother going at all. The Champions Challenge is not a serious tournament - just practice really - with some great practice courts and facilities - David went there last year and loved it!!! My own guess is if he has any plans of Wimbledon at all, he will go to the CC first, practice for a few days on grass - and then pull out of Wimby if he feels really bad. Even if he doesn't enter the exhibition I feel that he will practice there because he likes the courts and the set-up. I am certainly hoping so - I love the CC - I can walk there from home :)

bovenbuuf
06-09-2004, 10:08 AM
well then I really hope you are right Rosie, would be nice that you can take a walk and see david playin some matches there.. really hope if he can make it!

jazz_girl
06-09-2004, 12:06 PM
DAVID WILL GO TO WIMBLEDON!!!!
I'm translating the article, will be up soon! :bounce:

Vladimir Poutine
06-09-2004, 12:10 PM
I am new here and I know GWH and like David as well. I hope there are no problems with David, he has had a horrible year injury wise.

bovenbuuf
06-09-2004, 12:12 PM
Welcome to this forum Vladimir.

jazz_girl
06-09-2004, 12:22 PM
09/06/04
NALBANDIAN WANTS TO GO
http://old.clarin.com/diario/2004/06/09/deportes/d-05204.htm
Wimbledon is coming. And everything indicates that the cordobes David Nalbandian, in spite of his intercostal discomfort, will play in the All England. Anyway, the N°4 in the world is resting in Barcelona. On the other hand, Agustin Calleri participation is in doubt.

According to Nalbandian’s father “David doesn’t have pain any more, but he must rest for seven days”. The guys from Unquillo, that is in Europe with his coach Eduardo Infantino, suffered a discomfort during the match against Gustavo Kuerten, in the QF of Roland Garros.

Without pain, Nalbandian will go to London next week and it is believed that he’ll be ok to play in the third Grand Slam of the year. In the All England, the N°2 of Argentina reached the final in 2002 and the R16 last year.

Calleri is recovering from a tendonitis in his right leg. “I’m doing physiotherapy and I’m taking things slow to see how my leg responds. I have the illusion of getting there, but I don’t want to risk anything. I’ll make a decision this week”, said the Rio Cuarto tennis player to Clarin.

Calleri, that made some tests last week, suffered a strain in Barcelona and a discomfort in the other leg, in Roland Garros, where he had to retire from the first round match against the Russian Marat Safin.

A member of “La Legión” that is already out of the tournament is Mariano Zabaleta, with a tendonitis in the right knee.

jazz_girl
06-09-2004, 12:22 PM
Welcome Vladimir!

Vladimir Poutine
06-09-2004, 12:24 PM
Thank you Jazz, so no Zabaleta in Wimbledon? That's no good, but hopefully David is there.

sigmagirl91
06-09-2004, 12:24 PM
I am new here and I know GWH and like David as well. I hope there are no problems with David, he has had a horrible year injury wise.

Welcome, Vladimir. Well, the matter of that injury in the ribs is what has people concerned. Glad that he is going to Wimbledon. He has some good points to defend-and some to pick up. Can't wait to read the article.

jazz_girl
06-09-2004, 12:27 PM
Zabaleta is defenitly out, Calleri probably won't go, but David is very likely to be there. Right now I'm happy he doesn't fell any pain, cause he was not able to move just two days ago.
It doesn't say anything, but I'm sure that he's doing a treatment in Barcelona with that same doctor that took care of his ankle and wrist. He's also the same doctor that took care of Moyá and also Guga's hip.

Vladimir Poutine
06-09-2004, 12:32 PM
Thanks for that I like all the Argentines except for a particular little one with a bowl haircut. That's bad luck with Gordo and Zabaleta I hope they can play in Sweden afterwards.

The doctor in Barcelona has done a good job so far with those two. I mean he has had enough injuries already recently.

jazz_girl
06-09-2004, 12:34 PM
I really like Agustin and Zabaleta too, it's a shame they're injured. Calleri's been having a horrible year so far...

Raquel
06-09-2004, 12:40 PM
Thanks for translating that article Jazz :)

I hope his father is right and that he has no pain any more. He should rest this week and practice late next week and *hopefully* he will be OK to play Wimbledon.

*Ljubica*
06-09-2004, 12:40 PM
:p Thanks for that I like all the Argentines except for a particular little one with a bowl haircut. That's bad luck with Gordo and Zabaleta I hope they can play in Sweden afterwards.

The doctor in Barcelona has done a good job so far with those two. I mean he has had enough injuries already recently.

Welcome Vlad - and couldn't agree more with your comments! I like Agustin, Gaston and Mariano - and loathe the "little one with the bowl haircut!" :p

jazz_girl
06-09-2004, 12:43 PM
LMAO!!!

Vladimir Poutine
06-09-2004, 12:45 PM
:p

Welcome Vlad - and couldn't agree more with your comments! I like Agustin, Gaston and Mariano - and loathe the "little one with the bowl haircut!" :p

Well you know who to blame for that naming of the "little one with the bowl haircut!".

Btw, I think my campaign is to get Dave to play in Båstad next year after Wimbledon, he should I mean Gaudio, Calleri, Chubby Chela and Zabaleta are meant to be playing, and it's a great venue.

*Ljubica*
06-09-2004, 12:51 PM
Well you know who to blame for that naming of the "little one with the bowl haircut!".

Btw, I think my campaign is to get Dave to play in Båstad next year after Wimbledon, he should I mean Gaudio, Calleri, Chubby Chela and Zabaleta are meant to be playing, and it's a great venue.

Well you have my support on that! I've never been to Bastad, but have heard good reports of it - and the longer David stays in Europe the better I like it!!!!

Action Jackson
06-09-2004, 12:58 PM
Well you know who to blame for that naming of the "little one with the bowl haircut!".

Btw, I think my campaign is to get Dave to play in Båstad next year after Wimbledon, he should I mean Gaudio, Calleri, Chubby Chela and Zabaleta are meant to be playing, and it's a great venue.

Yes, I take full responsibility for that comment, but don't deny you know it's true.

Have you finished working on the speeches yet? :)

Anyway welcome aboard, this board is nothing you like you would expect, there are good people in this one, it's GM that you have to watch out for.

Action Jackson
06-09-2004, 01:01 PM
Well you have my support on that! I've never been to Bastad, but have heard good reports of it - and the longer David stays in Europe the better I like it!!!!

Too bad you are always galivanting around the world I mean come on Hamburg or Båstad I know which one I prefer.

So David is in Barcelona then? Lucky guy I could think of worse places to be. Imagine the locker room when the Euro football champs are on, the TVs will be crowded, though not like the World Cup.

jazz_girl
06-09-2004, 01:04 PM
This is from La Voz del Interior (Cordoba newspaper)
09/06/04

Nalbandian stayed in Spain
La Voz
http://www.intervoz.com/2004/0609/UM/nota248768_1.htm
After reaching the SF in RG, the cordobes David Nalbandian preferred to stay in Spain to be checked by his doctor of the contraction in the intercostals zone(between the fifth and the sixth ribs) that affected him after the match with the Brazilian Gustavo Kuerten, in the QF of the Grand Slam. That injury was a key factor during Gaudio’s match.

At first, the French doctors detected a strain, but that would have stopped his participation in Wimbledon, the GS on grass that starts on the 21stc .

If the injury doesn’t get worse, Nalbandian won’t practise this week and then will start training for Wimbledon, where he reached the final in 2002.

sigmagirl91
06-09-2004, 01:06 PM
I was on here Sunday, "chatting" with the fans of the "little one with the bowl haircut". They sounded like a sorry lot, to tell you the truth. Well, I ended up causing problems amongst them (as I would always, you know me), handing out bad-reps and bashing three of his "most adored fans". Sorry, but the fans of the "little (and I mean this in every aspect of the word) man" got on my nerves...

Action Jackson
06-09-2004, 01:10 PM
I was on here Sunday, "chatting" with the fans of the "little one with the bowl haircut". They sounded like a sorry lot, to tell you the truth. Well, I ended up causing problems amongst them (as I would always, you know me), handing out bad-reps and bashing three of his "most adored fans". Sorry, but the fans of the "little (and I mean this in every aspect of the word) man" got on my nerves...

Yes, considering how many hate threads came up about him losing to Gaudio was ridiculous. David had an injury tried his heart out didn't complain about it, and I didn't see the Nalbandian fans starting these stupid threads, it was accepted and they wished Gaudio luck. Another reason to like David, though there seems to be a lot of people still trying to discredit him.

Raquel
06-09-2004, 01:14 PM
Surely this 'little one with the bowl haircut' is not Guille? :lol:

I can't help it, but I kinda like him :o I tried to resist it but I am weak :sad:

Please don't hate me now :angel:

*Ljubica*
06-09-2004, 01:14 PM
Too bad you are always galivanting around the world I mean come on Hamburg or Båstad I know which one I prefer.

So David is in Barcelona then? Lucky guy I could think of worse places to be. Imagine the locker room when the Euro football champs are on, the TVs will be crowded, though not like the World Cup.

Well there are some good parties in Hamburg - especially when I'm there :) Not so keen on Barcelona myself but I know David likes it there! As for Euro 2004 - guess he and you will enjoy that more than me!!

And GWH - thanks for saying what nice people we are here :smooch:

jazz_girl
06-09-2004, 01:14 PM
Well, It's tennis, you know. This things happen and Gaudio played a great match so no one can take it away from him. David said it himself, even though he was injured Gaudio played a great match and that's what people should be talking about.
I don't hear Coria fans complaining about the Basel trophy when David withdrew and Coria got the tournament...

jazz_girl
06-09-2004, 01:15 PM
Surely this 'little one with the bowl haircut' is not Guille? :lol:

I can't help it, but I kinda like him :o I tried to resist it but I am weak :sad:

Please don't hate me now :angel:
No way! We don't hate here...at least not you! ;) LOL

Action Jackson
06-09-2004, 01:20 PM
Well there are some good parties in Hamburg - especially when I'm there :) Not so keen on Barcelona myself but I know David likes it there! As for Euro 2004 - guess he and you will enjy that more than me!!

And GWH - thanks for saying what nice people we are here :smooch:

Båstad doesn't quite compare with St. Pauli this is true, but there is better quality cattle in Båstad, and I better get on with writing the speech for Gaston then. :)

It's not as if I am lying when it comes to David and most of the fans actually they're good to me, and that's what counts unlike some.

You know next time I see him I will mention you and then argue the toss about football and rally racing. Too bad the press won't see this side of him. :)

Action Jackson
06-09-2004, 01:21 PM
Yes, Jazz very true about Coria winning Basel, they didn't say a thing then.

sigmagirl91
06-09-2004, 01:21 PM
Yes, considering how many hate threads came up about him losing to Gaudio was ridiculous. David had an injury tried his heart out didn't complain about it, and I didn't see the Nalbandian fans starting these stupid threads, it was accepted and they wished Gaudio luck. Another reason to like David, though there seems to be a lot of people still trying to discredit him.

Yes, and I bad-repped Naldo's ass for it too. And he bad-repped me back. Typical Andy fan, backpedaling on his first response. Sounds like Andy's fans have more credibility issues than David's fans, don't you think?

sigmagirl91
06-09-2004, 01:22 PM
Surely this 'little one with the bowl haircut' is not Guille? :lol:

I can't help it, but I kinda like him :o I tried to resist it but I am weak :sad:

Please don't hate me now :angel:


We don't hate you. You don't act like a rabid, unsatiated fan of Coria, which I can deal with.

*Ljubica*
06-09-2004, 01:27 PM
Surely this 'little one with the bowl haircut' is not Guille? :lol:

I can't help it, but I kinda like him :o I tried to resist it but I am weak :sad:

Please don't hate me now :angel:

Personally I think you would be better off giving your affection to a Boa Constrictor or Black Widow Spider :devil: , but - no - of course we don't hate you Raquel :)

Raquel
06-09-2004, 01:29 PM
No way! We don't hate here...at least not you! ;) LOL

Thanks Jazz, Rosie and sigma :lol: I agree with you sigmagirl some of Guillermo's fans are rabid in the extreme. I would not say I am a huge fan of Guillermo, I do not think I have ever posted in his forum, but I have a grudging admiration for him and I did want him to win on Sunday and I do hope he wins it next year or one year in the future. I am too soft! As soon as I saw him cry in his after match interview I hope he does win it one day. I don't think he is quite as bad or sneaky as he is often made out.

Anyway I like David a lot more than Guillermo and if they ever play in a match I would always want David.

jazz_girl
06-09-2004, 01:30 PM
Now we like you even more! LOL

Action Jackson
06-09-2004, 01:30 PM
Surely this 'little one with the bowl haircut' is not Guille? :lol:

I can't help it, but I kinda like him :o I tried to resist it but I am weak :sad:

Please don't hate me now :angel:

I will have to think about whether I hate you or not? :)

Seriously, as long as you are prepared to have an objective discussion about him and don't think he can't do anything wrong then cool.

Action Jackson
06-09-2004, 01:34 PM
Yes, and I bad-repped Naldo's ass for it too. And he bad-repped me back. Typical Andy fan, backpedaling on his first response. Sounds like Andy's fans have more credibility issues than David's fans, don't you think?

I get bad-repped regularly, especially when I bagged some people as bandwagon jumpers now that Gaudio is doing well, and when no one wanted to know about him previously except for about 8 people.

It was the same I actually have to thank FB for the reason I found and liked David. He was at the tournament in Palermo 2001 and then he told me about this guy called Nalbandian, then I managed to get the tape of that final, and even though he lost I thought this guy has good vibes about him, then I saw him live in Australia 2002 and was convinced.

Raquel
06-09-2004, 01:35 PM
I will have to think about whether I hate you or not? :)

Seriously, as long as you are prepared to have an objective discussion about him and don't think he can't do anything wrong then cool.

Yeah I can be objective. When I saw him in the 4th set of the final, I had a feeling he was going to come good in the 5th. I had a feeling he would not be beyond messing with Gaudio's mind in that 4th set, but I will give him the benefit of the doubt.

Roger, on the other hand, can't do anything wrong :p

sigmagirl91
06-09-2004, 01:38 PM
I get bad-repped regularly, especially when I bagged some people as bandwagon jumpers now that Gaudio is doing well, and when no one wanted to know about him previously except for about 8 people.

It was the same I actually have to thank FB for the reason I found and liked David. He was at the tournament in Palermo 2001 and then he told me about this guy called Nalbandian, then I managed to get the tape of that final, and even though he lost I thought this guy has good vibes about him, then I saw him live in Australia 2002 and was convinced.

Let me guess, those same 8 people did not start following (Naldo "follows" Andy; he's not a fan) Andy until after the US Open. They could have cared less if he didn't.
Am I right on this one?

Action Jackson
06-09-2004, 01:38 PM
Seen too many incidents with "the little man with the bowl haircut" to ever get any doubt from me.

I like Federer as well and I remember being at one of the matches between Federer and Nalbandian and not knowing who to cheer for, there are personal reasons for this. David won, then played like crap in the next match which pissed me off.

sigmagirl91
06-09-2004, 01:39 PM
Roger, on the other hand, can't do anything wrong :p

Roger is God, to my understanding....

jazz_girl
06-09-2004, 01:39 PM
Well every tv programme here is saying that Coria is a cheat, and show the images of hamburg when he played perfectly fine and when it was over he walked like he couldn't even move...I believe this time he really cramped, but that match will make him grow.
I'm curious about today's match. I don't believe he'll do well, at least not now...

Action Jackson
06-09-2004, 01:42 PM
Let me guess, those same 8 people did not start following (Naldo "follows" Andy; he's not a fan) Andy until after the US Open. They could have cared less if he didn't.
Am I right on this one?

No, it wasn't Naldo we have a mutual understanding of each other, so there are no problems actually. That guy known as A*** well I have only cheered for him once, but the fans are just so over the top apart from Q and jackson which helped me dislike him more, and he makes faves out of players that you wouldn't care too much about normally.

sigmagirl91
06-09-2004, 01:45 PM
No, it wasn't Naldo we have a mutual understanding of each other, so there are no problems actually. That guy known as A*** well I have only cheered for him once, but the fans are just so over the top apart from Q and jackson which helped me dislike him more, and he makes faves out of players that you wouldn't care too much about normally.

They are not "fans"; they are lunatics. Of course, I pointed out to TD (Buffy Sue for me) many time that she is an idiot. Heya, on the other hand, defies explanation. I can't get past the lack of periods and commas to grasp what she's saying...

Raquel
06-09-2004, 01:46 PM
Roger is God, to my understanding....

:lol: There are some Roger fans who defintely think that. Even with Roger I can be objective, which did not go down to well with a couple of fans after a few things I said after his loss to Guga at RG.

I know what you mean about not knowing who to support when Roger and David play. Roger, David and Lleyton are my three favourite players and I don't always enjoy the matches if they play each other. Although if Roger plays David, I usually support David as that usually guarantees that I am supporting the eventual winner :)

sigmagirl91
06-09-2004, 01:48 PM
:lol: There are some Roger fans who defintely think that. Even with Roger I can be objective, which did not go down to well with a couple of fans after a few things I said after his loss to Guga at RG.

I know what you mean about not knowing who to support when Roger and David play. Roger, David and Lleyton are my three favourite players and I don't always enjoy the matches if they play each other. Although if Roger plays David, I usually support David as that usually guarantees that I am supporting the eventual winner :)


I like Roger too. I used to like Lleyton, but his behavior nauseated me to the point of disgust, so I lost interest. But David....I think I will always like him (much like I do Edberg)....

Action Jackson
06-09-2004, 01:52 PM
Well every tv programme here is saying that Coria is a cheat, and show the images of hamburg when he played perfectly fine and when it was over he walked like he couldn't even move...I believe this time he really cramped, but that match will make him grow.
I'm curious about today's match. I don't believe he'll do well, at least not now...

The difference is some of the more crazy Coria fans kept saying he was injured. Cramp is not an injury, it's a loss of conditioning and the muscles fatigue and it can be bought on by many circumstances and anxiety is one of them which he said himself.

Anyway I hope he does learn something from this, it's too much to expect some of his fans learn something as well.

Action Jackson
06-09-2004, 01:56 PM
They are not "fans"; they are lunatics. Of course, I pointed out to TD (Buffy Sue for me) many time that she is an idiot. Heya, on the other hand, defies explanation. I can't get past the lack of periods and commas to grasp what she's saying...

Medical science hasn't found a cure for those people and G.O either, so this is not surprising.

Anyway now I realise that the media and a lot of fans don't like Nalbandian, that gives me more reason to like him.

crigazzio
06-09-2004, 03:15 PM
Guys, I was watching Fox Sports and there was Salatino. He just came back from Roland Garros and was with David. He said that it still hurts him and if he goes to Wimbledon he won't be at his best and can't see him getting far there :sad:

Dam!!! The worse thing is that I think the same way that Salatino!!! :hysteric:

sigmagirl91
06-09-2004, 06:37 PM
Seen too many incidents with "the little man with the bowl haircut" to ever get any doubt from me.

I like Federer as well and I remember being at one of the matches between Federer and Nalbandian and not knowing who to cheer for, there are personal reasons for this. David won, then played like crap in the next match which pissed me off.

And which match would that have been, the one in AO in which he lost to Schuettler?

moonlight
06-09-2004, 09:47 PM
So glad to hear David will be playing in Wimbledon :bounce:

Thanks for the article and the good news, Jime :hug:

Vamos, David! Hope you will be fully recoverd and ready for Wimby! :)

novanora
06-10-2004, 12:23 AM
first, glad for some better news about david's wimby, hope no real bad news follows it as usual :aparty:

seems you guys have started a long interesting talk about bad rep fight :rolls: sig's special style of revenge :haha: if i got some bad rep from some vulgar andy fans, i wonder what comment they will give with the bad rep, or just only the black dot?? :rolls:

and GWH, thanks for your praise to the nalby fans, i will never reject these good words, especially from u :bounce:

since sig has mention the "God" roger, i think the way of saying has been produced by some roger fans :lol:, of course, i admit roger is also close to the perfect in my mind, but if david can back to wimby in his best state, maybe roger will never be God again:angel:

seems i have to post all my words in a single post by such little time. ok, i have to back to my exams preparation now!!

hope the real God bless david's recovery, and my success in the exams as well!!
talk to you all later;)

fco253
06-10-2004, 01:51 AM
What article says he is playing?

jazz_girl
06-10-2004, 12:45 PM
According to Clarin David is very likely to play an exhibition next wednesday...It's not confirmed though, but he hasn't withdrawn. Gaudio will play there as well...
Apparently they talked to the director of the exhibition, so I guess they know what they're saying. I just went to their site and David's name is there, although so is Blake's. However they did not mentioned Blake in the article, but they did mention Gaudio, Moyá and Goran Ivanisevic. So maybe he will play it. I'm keeping my fingers crossed...

*Ljubica*
06-10-2004, 12:56 PM
According to Clarin David is very likely to play an exhibition next wednesday...It's not confirmed though, but he hasn't withdrawn. Gaudio will play there as well...
Apparently they talked to the director of the exhibition, so I guess they know what they're saying. I just went to their site and David's name is there, although so is Blake's. However they did not mentioned Blake in the article, but they did mention Gaudio, Moyá and Goran Ivanisevic. So maybe he will play it. I'm keeping my fingers crossed...

Well according to the latest news section of the Champions' Challenge site, Blake officially withdrew on 4th June - so their site is very up-to-date. Personally I am looking forward to this exhibition more than Wimbledon as it's within walking distance of my house :) Perhaps I can invite David back for a proper English "afternoon tea" - note I was careful to say "tea" here and not "breakfast" in case I am accused of de-railing another thread!!!!!

sigmagirl91
06-10-2004, 01:01 PM
Perhaps I can invite David back for a proper English "afternoon tea" - note I was careful to say "tea" here and not "breakfast" in case I am accused of de-railing another thread!!!!!

Go ahead....I won't say anything LOL!!!!!

jazz_girl
06-10-2004, 01:10 PM
Go ahead....I won't say anything LOL!!!!!
Yeah, right! :haha:

jazz_girl
06-10-2004, 04:29 PM
Well, I was watching Roddick's match and Salatino, who was commenting the match, was constatly asked about David and if he was gonna play in Wimbledon. He said that the last time he saw him was last saturday and he was in pain and very worried, but he doesn't know how he is now and what kind of treatment he's doing. But he's almost sure he'll go to Wimbledon, otherwise he'd be in Buenos Aires or in Cordoba resting.
Nothing new actually, but I thought you'd like to know.

bovenbuuf
06-10-2004, 05:12 PM
thanks Jazz. of course we want to know, its so quiet around him, so any news is nice to know!

yixiang
06-11-2004, 06:06 AM
Well according to the latest news section of the Champions' Challenge site, Blake officially withdrew on 4th June - so their site is very up-to-date. Personally I am looking forward to this exhibition more than Wimbledon as it's within walking distance of my house :) Perhaps I can invite David back for a proper English "afternoon tea" - note I was careful to say "tea" here and not "breakfast" in case I am accused of de-railing another thread!!!!!

The exhibition is surely a much better chance than Wimby to approach David. Just wait for your good news... and remember to give some tips afterwards, because I'll try to apply them to the occasion when he comes to Beijing this September! :worship: :wavey:

jazz_girl
06-11-2004, 11:34 AM
Ok, I just read Olé and the news are MUCH better!!!!
David will play in the exhibition unless something worse happens to him, but aparently he's recovering well and fast. He doesn't feel pain anymore and he wants to be 100% ready cause he wants to do well there.
He'll go to London on tuesday, but David will make his decision know officially in a few days.

Boludo
06-11-2004, 11:37 AM
Good for David, I want to have at least 1 player I like get past the 2nd round and no David is not a boludo.

jazz_girl
06-11-2004, 11:39 AM
Thank god you don't think he is one! LOL! Funny nickname...

Boludo
06-11-2004, 11:42 AM
The nickname well I am not Argentine, but I played football with a very interesting mix of nationalities and there were 3 Argies and every third word was boludo, so we asked them what it meant and then we named our team Los Boludos.

bovenbuuf
06-11-2004, 11:45 AM
that is really some good news JIme. Hope he will be able to play there!

and Boludo welcome to this forum

jazz_girl
06-11-2004, 11:54 AM
The nickname well I am not Argentine, but I played football with a very interesting mix of nationalities and there were 3 Argies and every third word was boludo, so we asked them what it meant and then we named our team Los Boludos.
LMAO!!! Well, we're not that well spoken, aren't we? Must admit I say it too pretty often when I'm talking to my friends, not a nice habit...
Anyway, welcome to the forum! :wavey:

bovenbuuf
06-11-2004, 12:01 PM
try to behave Jazz,...;)

Boludo
06-11-2004, 12:01 PM
LMAO!!! Well, we're not that well spoken, aren't we? Must admit I say it too pretty often when I'm talking to my friends, not a nice habit...
Anyway, welcome to the forum! :wavey:

Thanks everyone for welcoming me here, well these guys were friends and it was funny two of them were portenos and the other from Ushuaia and that got strange, but it was just used as a term of endearment, though the team was also made up of Dutch, Brazilian, Austrian, Norwegian, Chilean, Finns, South African, Scottish and Irish so it had some moments.

Anyway I want to see David playing Wimbledon, so I can watch something besides football.

bovenbuuf
06-11-2004, 12:09 PM
lot of diffrent cultures, must have been a lot of fun!

Action Jackson
06-11-2004, 12:29 PM
Thanks everyone for welcoming me here, well these guys were friends and it was funny two of them were portenos and the other from Ushuaia and that got strange, but it was just used as a term of endearment, though the team was also made up of Dutch, Brazilian, Austrian, Norwegian, Chilean, Finns, South African, Scottish and Irish so it had some moments.

Anyway I want to see David playing Wimbledon, so I can watch something besides football.

Hola Boludo, you boludo it seems you have found the place you were looking for then? Los Boludos what a great team they were too and I totally agree with your comments about hoping Nalle is fit for Wimbledon and he better be fit for Rosie's afternoon tea, that's almost as important as Wimbledon itself.

Anyway be nice to the ladies and people here or I will lock you in a room full of Coria and Roddick fans.

*Ljubica*
06-11-2004, 01:00 PM
Hola Boludo, you boludo it seems you have found the place you were looking for then? Los Boludos what a great team they were too and I totally agree with your comments about hoping Nalle is fit for Wimbledon and he better be fit for Rosie's afternoon tea, that's almost as important as Wimbledon itself.

Anyway be nice to the ladies and people here or I will lock you in a room full of Coria and Roddick fans.

You say the nicest things GWH :hearts: Not sure David would be allowed at my afternoon tea though - too many cakes and scones may add to the weight problem that everyone is talking about!

Oh and welcome Boludo - sorry I'm late with my welcome but I'm having a very busy day at work. And of course I am far too "correct" and English to comment on your nick-name :)

sigmagirl91
06-11-2004, 01:01 PM
Not sure David would be allowed at my afternoon tea though - too many cakes and scones may add to the weight problem that everyone is talking about!


Well, you can always give him strawberries sans the cream..... :)

Action Jackson
06-11-2004, 01:10 PM
You say the nicest things GWH :hearts: Not sure David would be allowed at my afternoon tea though - too many cakes and scones may add to the weight problem that everyone is talking about!

Oh and welcome Boludo - sorry I'm late with my welcome but I'm having a very busy day at work. And of course I am far too "correct" and English to comment on your nick-name :)

Come on you don't think Eddy the Infant would want to come along and practice his "Against All Odds" tunes? Of course David would be allowed, he is a stubborn boy and can make his own decisions.

As for the weight problem well I am not sure if I told you the Aussie commentators did call it a winter coat, but it wasn't as snide as what the Americans would have said. It won't be too much of a factor on grass, though I am thinking some high altitude training might be of some help to him.

Rosie, your Spanish is good enough to know the word Boludo then? Yes, I was in the team called Los Boludos.

bovenbuuf
06-11-2004, 01:12 PM
yes but then its not really an afternoon tea I guess..and well would David want lots of tea.. doesn't he prefer some coffee?

Action Jackson
06-11-2004, 01:12 PM
Well, you can always give him strawberries sans the cream..... :)

Just visualising yourself next to David, I think David would lose a lot of weight running from your amorous tendencies.

Anyway Nalle make it back for Wimbledon.

sigmagirl91
06-11-2004, 01:16 PM
Just visualising yourself next to David, I think David would lose a lot of weight running from your amorous tendencies.

Anyway Nalle make it back for Wimbledon.

Isn't that the goal? ;)

bovenbuuf
06-11-2004, 01:16 PM
[QUOTE=GeorgeWHitler]Come on you don't think Eddy the Infant would want to come along and practice his "Against All Odds" tunes? Of course David would be allowed, he is a stubborn boy and can make his own decisions.
QUOTE]


yes David is stubborn.. so guess problem is solved Rosie, just go and ask David for a nice afternoon tea :)

bovenbuuf
06-11-2004, 01:17 PM
Isn't that the goal? ;)

Yes of course it is:)

Action Jackson
06-11-2004, 01:21 PM
Isn't that the goal? ;)

What that he make it back for Wimbledon or you having your evil way with him?

sigmagirl91
06-11-2004, 01:22 PM
What that he make it back for Wimbledon or you having your evil way with him?

Both ;)

bovenbuuf
06-11-2004, 01:27 PM
that you had to aks that, GWH...

Action Jackson
06-11-2004, 01:34 PM
that you had to aks that, GWH...

In some parts of the world it could be classified as stalking.

bovenbuuf
06-11-2004, 01:37 PM
yes, but can't see that Sigma is a real stalker...

sigmagirl91
06-11-2004, 01:38 PM
In some parts of the world it could be classified as stalking.

No, siree....I will not stalk anyone.... :o

bovenbuuf
06-11-2004, 01:40 PM
Good to hear Sigma!

Action Jackson
06-11-2004, 01:47 PM
No, siree....I will not stalk anyone.... :o

Difference between could and would and that's important, though the sight of sigma chasing David around has me on the floor rolling around I mean literally chasing that is.

sigmagirl91
06-11-2004, 02:02 PM
Me running around in a bikini thong chasing David? Are you sure that you wouldn't HURL at that sight? LOL!!!!

Action Jackson
06-11-2004, 02:04 PM
Me running around in a bikini thong chasing David? Are you sure that you wouldn't HURL at that sight? LOL!!!!

Perhaps I actually I just think it's like the end of show chases in the Benny Hill Show. It depends if it was a one piece biking thong or a two piece then that could change things.

sigmagirl91
06-11-2004, 02:49 PM
Perhaps I actually I just think it's like the end of show chases in the Benny Hill Show. It depends if it was a one piece biking thong or a two piece then that could change things.

The two-piece would really have you hurling for a loooong time.... :o

spikeys_girl
06-11-2004, 03:00 PM
I am new here and I know GWH and like David as well. I hope there are no problems with David, he has had a horrible year injury wise.


welcome vladimir... i like ur sn! hehe Vladimir Poutine! sounds like someone familiar..... ;) ;) :) :)

*Ljubica*
06-11-2004, 09:59 PM
Perhaps I actually I just think it's like the end of show chases in the Benny Hill Show. It depends if it was a one piece biking thong or a two piece then that could change things.

You know it's funny GWH - but I never - like NEVER - saw you as the sort of person who watched the Benny Hill show :p But don't worry - your secret's safe with me!!!!!

jazz_girl
06-12-2004, 12:12 AM
I remember watching Benny Hill when I was kid, and Mr. Bean too...But my fave was Faulty Towers, we watched it in our English class...

Chloe le Bopper
06-12-2004, 01:49 AM
GWH, is there anybody who doesn't know you?

Boludo
06-12-2004, 08:16 AM
GWH, is there anybody who doesn't know you?

He is not a boludo at all, and he does know one or two people.

Action Jackson
06-12-2004, 08:38 AM
GWH, is there anybody who doesn't know you?

A lot of people actually don't know me Becca, I just know the right ones, well most of the time anyway. :)

Action Jackson
06-12-2004, 08:42 AM
You know it's funny GWH - but I never - like NEVER - saw you as the sort of person who watched the Benny Hill show :p But don't worry - your secret's safe with me!!!!!

Well we all have our downfalls don't we? Seriously, the joys of subtitled TV in the formative years of English language learning, well the first programs I saw as a kid were a bit ruder than that actually.

Fawlty Towers and Monty Phyton, the Grim Reaper and now let me tell you something skit reminds me of some Americans.

Vamos David.

bovenbuuf
06-12-2004, 09:45 AM
Gaudio decides today if he goes to Wimbledon
He will evaluate the injury that suffers in a heel; also he follows in Nalbandian doubts

La nacion 12/6

This weekend will be clear if two of the main Argentine tennis players will participate in Wimbledon, the third Grand Slam of the year.
In the next hours the situation of Gastón Gaudio can be solved, that drags an ailment in a heel from its victory in Paris. "Yes all the studies aretaken by him. Tomorrow (for today) we are going away to reunite, but we do not want to hurry to take one decisión", said Frank Davin, the trainer of the champion of Roland Garros

Gaudio was distinguished yesterday in the Vilas Club, where he received a picture with the cover of the edition of last Monday of LA Nacion, in which his consecration in the French Open stands out, after winning in five sets form Guillermo Coria in a dramatic end.

The other top ten Argentine who has doubst is David Nalbandian,who is in Barcelona, where he recovers of an intercostal distension that he suffered during the quarterfinals in Roland Garros. The Cordovan is in the Catalan city with Angel Ruiz Cotorro, doctor of the Spanish Federation of Tennis, the same doctor that took care last year of the injury in the left wrist. In case of improving, Nalbandian will travel to London to participate in an exhibition match, from next Wednesday, like part of the preparation for Wimbledon, where he was finalist in 2002.

Guillermo Coria, who will not continue with Fabian Blengino as his trainer, will travel today from London to play the next week in 's-Hertogenbosch, Holland, at the Ordina Open where he received a special invitation.

Action Jackson
06-12-2004, 09:48 AM
Thank you for that news boven I will post that on the Gaudio forum, some developments there.

I just hope David and Gato will play at Wimbledon.

bovenbuuf
06-12-2004, 09:52 AM
yes me too GWH, would be so nice that you can see some Argentinian players at Wimbledon..

and I already posted it there, thought they would appriciate it ;)

Action Jackson
06-12-2004, 09:54 AM
yes me too GWH, would be so nice that you can see some Argentinian players at Wimbledon..

and I already posted it there, thought they would appriciate it ;)

Good work boven, it's good to see the Nalbandian/Gaudio fan love goes both ways most of the time. :)

jazz_girl
06-12-2004, 11:11 AM
Hi guys!
I just read Clarin and there it said that David trained yesterday and the doctors discovered a little strain in a fiber in the intercostal muscle that causes him a little pain. He's gonna go to London anyway and see in the exhibition if he's ready to play or not...

bovenbuuf
06-12-2004, 11:21 AM
well hope it will be good, but sorry to hear that after this couple of days rest he still has some pain...

sigmagirl91
06-12-2004, 01:08 PM
Hope the strain goes away-which it should in a few days with rest. I just want him to get back into that shape he was in at the AO and DC.

bovenbuuf
06-12-2004, 01:13 PM
yes we all want that..

jazz_girl
06-12-2004, 01:15 PM
I don't know about the DC, but I agree with the AO one...

bovenbuuf
06-12-2004, 01:20 PM
ye ok, the DC was not really a great success..

sigmagirl91
06-12-2004, 01:20 PM
ye ok, the DC was not really a great success..

Well, he looked great when they were in Morocco....

jazz_girl
06-12-2004, 01:26 PM
I thought you were saying his physical shape, with that ankle and all I didn't think it was good, now if we're talking about his looks then it's ok ;)

bovenbuuf
06-12-2004, 01:26 PM
yes ok, he had the looks.. but the match was not really well

sigmagirl91
06-12-2004, 01:28 PM
I thought you were saying his physical shape, with that ankle and all I didn't think it was good, now if we're talking about his looks then it's ok ;)

Yes, we are DEFINITELY talking about looks.
BTW, jazz, check your pm.

jazz_girl
06-12-2004, 01:47 PM
I love your new avatar!!!

bovenbuuf
06-12-2004, 01:55 PM
yes nice one sigma

sigmagirl91
06-12-2004, 01:56 PM
Thank you. Knew you would.

novanora
06-12-2004, 11:47 PM
and i have praised it in the pic thread, do you want me to repeat it, sig?;)

sigmagirl91
06-13-2004, 12:26 AM
No. You've done enough, thanks....

Jazzy
06-13-2004, 08:30 AM
luv the pic 2 sigmagirl91 - neway, hope David is in shape(physically + in his looks) for Wimbly

Ketchup
06-13-2004, 08:37 AM
yeh, hope he doesn't get an injury

lsy
06-13-2004, 10:55 AM
This is from the Halle site :

"Weber called the late cancellations of Juan Carlos Ferrero and David Nalbandian the only downside of an otherwise great tournament. “Nalbandian even travelled to Halle to let us know he´ll definitely play here next year.” Weber will also try to land Andy Roddick for the 13th GERRY WEBER OPEN."

Just a small piece of news of Nalbandian. I really hope to see him playing in Wimbledon if he's fit enough.

PerezRoldan
06-13-2004, 11:00 AM
Isy, David is playing an exhibition this week and it wasn't possible for him to play Halle this year, see that he went and told him personally, that proves he is a good guy.

No, Duckboy would need people to speak English and he won't play Halle.

lsy
06-13-2004, 11:06 AM
Isy, David is playing an exhibition this week and it wasn't possible for him to play Halle this year, see that he went and told him personally, that proves he is a good guy.

No, Duckboy would need people to speak English and he won't play Halle.

Yes I thought so too, very nice of him.

Oops, I probably should have taken off that Roddick part here? I can sense not many here actually like Roddick ;)

novanora
06-13-2004, 11:09 AM
Thanks a lot, Isy~~:yeah: such a small piece of news is enough for me now。
Let's pray together we can get the real good news next week!

*Ljubica*
06-13-2004, 11:15 AM
Isy, David is playing an exhibition this week and it wasn't possible for him to play Halle this year, see that he went and told him personally, that proves he is a good guy.

No, Duckboy would need people to speak English and he won't play Halle.

Yes - David's one of the good guys - that's why I love him - going to Halle was a great thing to do - especially as he was in so much pain after Roland Garros. Shows how much respect he has for other people.

As for Duckboy - he is vile :devil: :devil: :devil:

PerezRoldan
06-13-2004, 11:19 AM
Yes - David's one of the good guys - that's why I love him - going to Halle was a great thing to do - especially as he was in so much pain after Roland Garros. Shows how much respect he has for other people.

As for Duckboy - he is vile :devil: :devil: :devil:

That was a very classy thing to do, but I still think some people in the English-language media still will do whatever they can to disrepect his game. To tell you the truth I am actualy happy that he has a slightly negative image mainly because the intelligent ones know what's going on.

Duckboy, it only tastes well in clay pots.

lsy
06-13-2004, 11:22 AM
Thanks a lot, Isy~~:yeah: such a small piece of news is enough for me now。
Let's pray together we can get the real good news next week!

You're welcome :) I thought that's nice and you all will want to know.

I certainly hope for good news. I'm not going to pretend here I'm as big a Nalbandian fan as I'm a Rogi's, but Nalbandian has always been one player I really enjoy watching :)

*Ljubica*
06-13-2004, 11:22 AM
That was a very classy thing to do, but I still think some people in the English-language media still will do whatever they can to disrepect his game. To tell you the truth I am actualy happy that he has a slightly negative image mainly because the intelligent ones know what's going on.

Duckboy, it only tastes well in clay pots.

Yes - I think that is possibly true in the States - but have to say that here in England David has quite a good image - thanks mainly to his Wimbledon Final appearance in 2002. The British media respect people who do well on our "beloved" grass - and they always have good things to say about him on our TV :)

As for Duck in a clay pot or anywhere else - guess it's a good job I'm vegetarian!!!

PerezRoldan
06-13-2004, 11:32 AM
Yes - I think that is possibly true in the States - but have to say that here in England David has quite a good image - thanks mainly to his Wimbledon Final appearance in 2002. The British media respect people who do well on our "beloved" grass - and they always have good things to say about him on our TV :)

As for Duck in a clay pot or anywhere else - guess it's a good job I'm vegetarian!!!

It's good that he does have a good image, then again I have heard Tim Henman's father aka Gerry Williams try to make plenty of mileage out of him being workmanlike, but not in a positive way.

The Americans are another species, David pulled them up on their hypocrisies and biased tendencies at those tournaments. Anyway coach Rosie can you get him to start winning some finals, use the Lendl analogy, it took him ages to win the big one, then when he did, plenty came along.

Usch, veggo well you seem like a nice one. :)

*Ljubica*
06-13-2004, 11:39 AM
It's good that he does have a good image, then again I have heard Tim Henman's father aka Gerry Williams try to make plenty of mileage out of him being workmanlike, but not in a positive way.

The Americans are another species, David pulled them up on their hypocrisies and biased tendencies at those tournaments. Anyway coach Rosie can you get him to start winning some finals, use the Lendl analogy, it took him ages to win the big one, then when he did, plenty came along.

Usch, veggo well you seem like a nice one. :)

Well I would love to be David's coach but I think you'll find he already has a perfectly good one :) though maybe they can find me another job with Team Nalbandian!!!!!

Btw - love the bit about Tim's Father aka Gerry Williams! Where is he nowadays anyway?

PerezRoldan
06-13-2004, 11:43 AM
Well I would love to be David's coach but I think you'll find he already has a perfectly good one :) though maybe they can find me another job with Team Nalbandian!!!!!

Btw - love the bit about Tim's Father aka Gerry Williams! Where is he nowadays anyway?

Yes, you should be able to get a job with Team Nalbandian somehow :)

Gerry Williams I am not sure, that comment was from GWH actually, we were talking online about our respective coverages and then he was listening to a Henman match and Gerry was commentating and came up with that comment.

*Ljubica*
06-13-2004, 11:50 AM
Yes, you should be able to get a job with Team Nalbandian somehow :)

Gerry Williams I am not sure, that comment was from GWH actually, we were talking online about our respective coverages and then he was listening to a Henman match and Gerry was commentating and came up with that comment.

Ah - GWH - my hero :worship: - might have known he would get in here somehow!

And as for a job with Team Nalbandian - well I have PLENTY of ideas about what my role could be, but it's Sunday morning and I had best keep things clean :)

PerezRoldan
06-13-2004, 11:55 AM
Ah - GWH - my hero :worship: - might have known he would get in here somehow!

And as for a job with Team Nalbandian - well I have PLENTY of ideas about what my role could be, but it's Sunday morning and I had best keep things clean :)

It was funny we were arguing about football actually and then I was watching a lot of the matches on tape mainly because I had to work unfortunately, and somehow it came up.

I am hoping we get Boris Becker for Wimbledon commentary, sure he is the broom closet man, but at least he is funnier than 25 sec and I am not sure if he meant to be either.

Yes, I might offended if you don't keep it clean.

PerezRoldan
06-13-2004, 12:01 PM
This was me 6 yrs ago I have grown since then.

http://www.menstennisforums.com/showpost.php?p=591213&postcount=381

*Ljubica*
06-13-2004, 12:44 PM
This was me 6 yrs ago I have grown since then.

http://www.menstennisforums.com/showpost.php?p=591213&postcount=381

Awww - what a sweetie :inlove: Any friend of GWH is a friend of mine! And if you dislike Duckboy - even better :)

Action Jackson
06-13-2004, 12:46 PM
Yes, you should be able to get a job with Team Nalbandian somehow :)

Gerry Williams I am not sure, that comment was from GWH actually, we were talking online about our respective coverages and then he was listening to a Henman match and Gerry was commentating and came up with that comment.

Ah! Yes Mr Henman commentating with John Barrett was definitely interesting to listen to, though they did thrown in a few Aussies now and then to break it up.

Wally Masur did refer to David's stomach as a winter coat.

Action Jackson
06-13-2004, 12:48 PM
Awww - what a sweetie :inlove: Any friend of GWH is a friend of mine! And if you dislike Duckboy - even better :)

Chasing after people I know now hmmm :) and btw, that's good to know that you like some of my associates. You know you are one of the rare people to see GWH without his balaclava.

Action Jackson
06-13-2004, 12:50 PM
It was funny we were arguing about football actually and then I was watching a lot of the matches on tape mainly because I had to work unfortunately, and somehow it came up.

Speaking of football I wonder if David was watching the Boca/River game in Barcelona? There is some serious emotion in that game, and there was some feeling in the game more than usual even.

*Ljubica*
06-13-2004, 01:08 PM
Chasing after people I know now hmmm :) and btw, that's good to know that you like some of my associates. You know you are one of the rare people to see GWH without his balaclava.

I am very honoured :) as indeed you should be for seeing a very rare photo of me!!!!!

As for David watching the footie match - well, I guess if he could - he would -knowing David and football! I know he was at some motor-bike racing thing in Barcelona yesterday (excuse my ignorance about this but you know my views on the motor-racing subject!) - but I'm sure he could have found time for the footie somehow or other. Guess he might even be watching France v England tonight!! Hope Team Nalbandian raise a little cheer for England and think of me :p

Action Jackson
06-13-2004, 01:15 PM
When does David come back to England? I could think of worse places than Barcelona, as long as stays away from La Rambla, then again he could hang out Montjuic or Barri Gotic.

Of course I am honoured and that goes without saying Rosie.

jazz_girl
06-13-2004, 01:17 PM
Speaking of football I wonder if David was watching the Boca/River game in Barcelona? There is some serious emotion in that game, and there was some feeling in the game more than usual even.
Well, I know what you mean, I don't usually follow football, even though I'm a Boca fan (otherwise my dad would kill me!!!), but that match was amazing. I still can't believe they had a fight in the middle of the court! It's unbelievable, and they didn't let the River fans get inside the stadium so they can avoid violence...

Action Jackson
06-13-2004, 01:25 PM
Well, I know what you mean, I don't usually follow football, even though I'm a Boca fan (otherwise my dad would kill me!!!), but that match was amazing. I still can't believe they had a fight in the middle of the court! It's unbelievable, and they didn't let the River fans get inside the stadium so they can avoid violence...

Good to see dad still has influence :) . Ok, I know the loathing between the two is very high and I remember having to explain it to an American and it was very hard for them to comprehend. I asked him what was your biggest sporting rivalry, then told him add 1000 then multiply by 3 million and you might be close.

Yes, well being a River fan in the Bombonera could be very dangerous.

jazz_girl
06-13-2004, 01:29 PM
I don't know if it would be that dangerous, maybe with the security and all...But still, they should have let the River fans in, and now they'll play again this thrusday at River's stadium without the Boca fans. It seems ridiculous. All the river fans went to their stadium and watch the matches in big screens.

*Ljubica*
06-13-2004, 01:32 PM
When does David come back to England? I could think of worse places than Barcelona, as long as stays away from La Rambla, then again he could hang out Montjuic or Barri Gotic.

Of course I am honoured and that goes without saying Rosie.

I take it the David you mean in this case is Nalbandian and not Beckham!!!! If so, he is supposed to get here on Tuesday. As for La Rambla - can you see him staying away?

Action Jackson
06-13-2004, 01:38 PM
I take it the David you mean in this case is Nalbandian and not Beckham!!!! If so, he is supposed to get here on Tuesday. As for La Rambla - can you see him staying away?

Naughty naughty of course you know I meant Nalle and not Becks. Well La Rambla is hard to stay away from. You never know he could drop into Corretja's bar ( well his brother has one in Barcelona) among other places to keep you occupied in Barcelona.

Action Jackson
06-13-2004, 01:41 PM
I don't know if it would be that dangerous, maybe with the security and all...But still, they should have let the River fans in, and now they'll play again this thrusday at River's stadium without the Boca fans. It seems ridiculous. All the river fans went to their stadium and watch the matches in big screens.

The Boca/River game always needs more police. I mean I am a football fan and I don't want to see that happen, but I can see why they ban away fans in these cases, though there is a lesson somewhere. At least they haven't got the worst scenario which is empty stadiums, that is something that shouldn't happen only as a last resort.

jazz_girl
06-13-2004, 01:51 PM
True...Anyway, I think some river players were called by the police becasue there was an incident with their bus. I think broke it with some fireworks or something like that...

Raquel
06-13-2004, 04:22 PM
Gaudio decides today if he goes to Wimbledon
He will evaluate the iIn case of improving, Nalbandian will travel to London to participate in an exhibition match, from next Wednesday, like part of the preparation for Wimbledon, where he was finalist in 2002.


So is this still the latest news? David will play an exhibition on Wednesday and try to play Wimbledon? :) I hope this is true. Vamos David :angel:

*Ljubica*
06-13-2004, 04:25 PM
So is this still the latest news? David will play an exhibition on Wednesday and try to play Wimbledon? :) I hope this is true. Vamos David :angel:

We'll know for definate tomorrow - or Tuesday at the very, very latest Raquel. I understand that David still feels pain when he practices though - which is extremely worrying :sad:

bovenbuuf
06-13-2004, 04:28 PM
yes think you are right Rosie, that he still has some pain is no good.. and well I think we hear it at Tuesday.. David loves us to see us suffer.. so he will let us now very late if he will play the exhibition ...

Raquel
06-13-2004, 04:38 PM
We'll know for definate tomorrow - or Tuesday at the very, very latest Raquel. I understand that David still feels pain when he practices though - which is extremely worrying :sad:

Thanks Rosie. Lots of up and downs in the last week. One day it looks like he won't be at Wimbledon at all, then we hear he is coming to play this exhibition as planned, and now he is still in pain but has at least made it to London or Europe anyway. I guess all we can do is hope everything will go well.

*Ljubica*
06-13-2004, 04:51 PM
Thanks Rosie. Lots of up and downs in the last week. One day it looks like he won't be at Wimbledon at all, then we hear he is coming to play this exhibition as planned, and now he is still in pain but has at least made it to London or Europe anyway. I guess all we can do is hope everything will go well.

He is in Barcelona at the moment Raquel - won't get to London until Tuesday.

*Ljubica*
06-15-2004, 01:49 PM
OK folks - here is one bit of (hopefully) better news. I just phoned the tournament office of the exhibition that David is due to be playing in that starts tomorrow. The girl told me that he had not withdrawn and was due to play tomorrow, but that an order of play would not be drawn up til much later tonight. Don't want to raise peoples' hopes too high too soon, but seems he is at least planning to try a few matches on the grass courts and therefore still has plans to try and play Wimbledon. I am going to the exhibition tomorrow and providing he DOES play, I will keep you posted about how he is looking, playing etc.

bovenbuuf
06-15-2004, 01:56 PM
thanks Rosie, would be nice if he could play some matches, and well guess we will hear something of you then for the nice tournament..

jazz_girl
06-15-2004, 02:18 PM
That's good news! There has been none in the last few days, so this is good. I think he will play Wimbledon.
Have fun at the exhibition!!!

*Ljubica*
06-15-2004, 02:37 PM
That's good news! There has been none in the last few days, so this is good. I think he will play Wimbledon.
Have fun at the exhibition!!!

Thanks :)

jazz_girl
06-16-2004, 11:57 AM
I just went to the Wimbledon site and there it says that the seeding will be announced today...

bovenbuuf
06-16-2004, 12:16 PM
yes, the probably will announce it at your afternoon, and here very late.. they first need the tea and the scones..;)

jazz_girl
06-16-2004, 02:59 PM
Seeds:

1. Federer
2. Roddick
3. Coria
4. Nalbandian
5. Henman

crigazzio
06-16-2004, 03:09 PM
Well, hope he can make it!!!
He has to be in 100% to get the Grand slam, so nothing is sure right??He didn´t say anything about be or no there yet......
Jazz you anything new???

jazz_girl
06-16-2004, 05:07 PM
I know nothing, we should wait and see what Rosie says, she's the one that knows it all! ;)

crigazzio
06-16-2004, 05:15 PM
Is true!!! :worship:
But is so hard wait untill tomorrow for the news!!!! :sad:

jazz_girl
06-16-2004, 05:20 PM
I'm pretty sure he'll play!

crigazzio
06-16-2004, 05:24 PM
That´s great Jazz!!!Is true he´ll be there!!!!

bovenbuuf
06-16-2004, 06:00 PM
thank jazz for giving the seeds, think its right to put david at 4, and well still didn't got news from Rosie, so I really think David will play today at the exhibition

Tricky_Forehand
06-16-2004, 07:02 PM
Seeds:

1. Federer
2. Roddick
3. Coria
4. Nalbandian
5. Henman

And 4 is my favorite number :D ;) :yeah:

bovenbuuf
06-16-2004, 10:11 PM
Sigma you have to read that book! Nova was right.. its really good!

jazz_girl
06-16-2004, 10:25 PM
I just read Rosie's post in the Yahoo group and David lost 3-6 6-7 (4-7) to Lopez. It's ok, at least I'm glad he played!!! I hope the injury doesn't start bothering him again and that he can play Wimby! The draw will be out tomorrow morning!

chelsea
06-16-2004, 10:35 PM
:wavey: Thanks for the news, jazz_girl :)

Losing in an exhibition is not a biggie. I am also glad that he is well enough to play :D

Best wishes to you in Wimbledon! Vamos, David!

*Ljubica*
06-16-2004, 10:55 PM
Well see that Jazz_Girl has posted the Exhibition score here - sorry I didn't get here earlier but the match finished very late. Basically - David didn't play badly - but Feli's serve is lethal on grass and unfortunately David's serve was not so hot today. He has quite a lot of strapping round his ribs, though whether just precautionary or not I couldn't really tell you. The match was moved to an outside practice court because it was schedued to be last match on and everything before it just went on.....and on........and on........... :devil: It was quite fun actually because you could get really close to the court and "feel" the atmosphere, though it was also quite noisy with lots of movement around which can't have helped either player. My own feeling is that David is still hampered quite a bit by the rib problem - though whether he will pull out of the exhibition or try and play a few more matches - I don't know yet - not sure even he does yet either!!!

jazz_girl
06-17-2004, 12:32 AM
Sorry Rosie! I thought you were tired and were not gonna post it here, that's why I did it ;)

jazz_girl
06-17-2004, 12:33 AM
I totally forgot to ask you, but what colour was he wearing???

bovenbuuf
06-17-2004, 07:01 AM
well I would guess something white...

*Ljubica*
06-17-2004, 08:01 AM
I totally forgot to ask you, but what colour was he wearing???

Sorry - didn't tell you that! As Jud guessed, it was all white, though that isn't actually a rule at the Champions' Challenge, - so perhaps he was practising for Wimbledon!! For some strange reason, his shirt was long sleeved (more like a sweatshirt), which was pretty stupid in 30 degrees!!!! It was also much baggier than he usually wears, which I guess was because he has so much strapping round his ribs so he wore a bigger size than usual! He also wore the baseball cap again but backwards this time. Unfortunately I didn't take any pics during the match because the sun was directly in my eyes and none of the photos would have come out anyway! And - yes - your're right - I was tired last night so thanks for posting the scores. David has a day off today anyway, - so I will only go over to the venue for a couple of hours (one of the joys of living so close!), watch practice, and then be home tonight in time to watch England v Switzerland football match on TV!

Action Jackson
06-17-2004, 08:21 AM
Rosie, I didn't think you liked football?

Well, Feli "I am so beautiful without a backhand" Lopez is very good on this surface, the results aren't important here. I just want to see David in the tournament, and then I could actually watch Wimblescum as he and Federer are the only ones that I would be interested in following.

*Ljubica*
06-17-2004, 08:44 AM
Rosie, I didn't think you liked football?

Well, Feli "I am so beautiful without a backhand" Lopez is very good on this surface, the results aren't important here. I just want to see David in the tournament, and then I could actually watch Wimblescum as he and Federer are the only ones that I would be interested in following.


I don't particularly love football GWH - not like you do - but this is a big tournament - and - well - it's a long story!!! As for whether David plays Wimblescum (as you call it!), or not - I'm not so hopeful :sad: I think he'll probably stay in the draw, but doubt he'll get through the first round on his performance yesterday - so all the Duckfans can sneer and jeer and I definately won't be visiting MTF for a few days or else murder may be committed :devil: .

Btw - talking of Duckboy - he was practising at Stoke Park yesterday and all the people around were just yawning and saying "Oh - he is so boring" - "just a serve and nothing else", - "we do hope he won't win Wimbledon" etc - thought that would make you laugh!! I still haven't forgiven Stoke Park for putting the practice court right next to the Bar so you couldn't avoid seeing him during lunch!!!!

Aleta4
06-17-2004, 09:44 AM
Hey Rosie,
glad you had a good time :)
My guess is David will definatly play Wimby, if the rib wasn't already better and looking positive he hadn't played yesterday. I think this week he will not serve at full strength, may it be because he still feels pain or maybe it is just a precaution to not put too much stress on the rib too early. He had said at the FO that this injury mostly affects his serving.

bovenbuuf
06-17-2004, 10:01 AM
Btw - talking of Duckboy - he was practising at Stoke Park yesterday and all the people around were just yawning and saying "Oh - he is so boring" - "just a serve and nothing else", - "we do hope he won't win Wimbledon" etc - thought that would make you laugh!! I still haven't forgiven Stoke Park for putting the practice court right next to the Bar so you couldn't avoid seeing him during lunch!!!!


oh that was really some bad idea of the organazation, who wants to see him during his or her lunch.. not me..

Action Jackson
06-17-2004, 11:12 AM
I don't particularly love football GWH - not like you do - but this is a big tournament - and - well - it's a long story!!! As for whether David plays Wimblescum (as you call it!), or not - I'm not so hopeful :sad: I think he'll probably stay in the draw, but doubt he'll get through the first round on his performance yesterday - so all the Duckfans can sneer and jeer and I definately won't be visiting MTF for a few days or else murder may be committed :devil: .

Btw - talking of Duckboy - he was practising at Stoke Park yesterday and all the people around were just yawning and saying "Oh - he is so boring" - "just a serve and nothing else", - "we do hope he won't win Wimbledon" etc - thought that would make you laugh!! I still haven't forgiven Stoke Park for putting the practice court right next to the Bar so you couldn't avoid seeing him during lunch!!!!

Well I think you know why I call it Wimblescum, but anyways here is hoping that he can play Wimbledon and not have to withdraw, you know next year he should play in Båstad after Wimbledon. :)

Well the crowd at Stoke Park are intelligent tennis fans and I can understand their loathing and those Ducks were in hiding, but now they come out to play. Seeing him during lunch is almost enough to make you sick.

bovenbuuf
06-17-2004, 03:25 PM
just got a note form Rosie. Carlos Moya is ill, so there is a big change that David has to play the last match today-against Phili-.. .. but still its not confirmed yet

jazz_girl
06-17-2004, 03:35 PM
Poor Carlos!!! Is it his shoulder?
I hope David is not too tired to play today...
Thanks for the news Jud!

bovenbuuf
06-17-2004, 03:50 PM
can't tell Jazz.. the only news i got that moya is ill.. Hope that David is happy about it.. not sure.. guess he would prefer if he got a day off, because of the injury..

but if i get a note from Rosie with the news he will play, of course I will tell!

jazz_girl
06-17-2004, 04:25 PM
Thanks a lot!

bovenbuuf
06-17-2004, 05:18 PM
David won't play tonight.. probably tomorrow against massu...guess this is just better a day rest, probably better for the injury

bovenbuuf
06-17-2004, 06:55 PM
ORDER OF PLAY FRIDAY 18 JUNE 2004

11AM:
C. MOYA (ESP) V T. REID (AUS)

2.30PM:
G. IVANISEVIC (CRO) V F. LOPEZ (ESP)

FOLLOWED BY:
D. NALBANDIAN (ARG) V N. MASSU (CHI)

jazz_girl
06-17-2004, 08:21 PM
Maybe I'll be able to hear his score before going to school.
Good luck David!!!

*Ljubica*
06-17-2004, 09:11 PM
Poor Carlos!!! Is it his shoulder?
I hope David is not too tired to play today...
Thanks for the news Jud!

No Carlos phoned in with a stomach bug, although I understand his shoulder was a little sore yesterday too. Nico Massu had a bit of a stomach bug yesterday too, so maybe there is something going around.

And on the subject of Andy......... :eek: :eek: - you know I mentioned there was a jazz band that plays at the venue? Well yesterday they stopped for a while - I must admit I didn't much notice it at the time, but I was talking to one of the musicians today, and he told me they were stopped because Andy Roddick complained that their music was putting him off his damned exhibition match yesterday and forced the organisers to stop them :mad: . And there we have all the Duck fans saying what a sweet, humble, nice, ordinary guy he is :devil: If the music wasn't causing problems for Carlos, Goran, David and all the others who were playing in an actual competitive match - why the hell couldn't he concentrate in an exhibition? They were playing during Tim's exhibition match today and it didn't seem to bother him at all. Duckboy's arrogant attitude just makes me hate him more and more each day :devil:

sigmagirl91
06-17-2004, 09:15 PM
No Carlos phoned in with a stomach bug, although I understand his shoulder was a little sore yesterday too. Nico Massu had a bit of a stomach bug yesterday too, so maybe there is something going around.

Let's hope that David can avoid a similar fate. That stomach bug can be difficult to get rid of.

And on the subject of Andy......... :eek: :eek: - you know I mentioned there was a jazz band that plays at the venue? Well yesterday they stopped for a while - I must admit I didn't much notice it at the time, but I was talking to one of the musicians today, and he told me they were stopped because Andy Roddick complained that their music was putting him off his damned exhibition match yesterday and forced the organisers to stop them :mad: . And there we have all the Duck fans saying what a sweet, humble, nice, ordinary guy he is :devil: If the music wasn't causing problems for Carlos, Goran, David and all the others who were playing in an actual competitive match - why the hell couldn't he concentrate in an exhibition? They were playing during Tim's exhibition match today and it didn't seem to bother him at all. Duckboy's arrogant attitude just makes me hate him more and more each day :devil:

Thought you knew: his attention span is as long as his thingy.... :o :eek:
And Andy's fans think he's God. Whatever..... :mad:

jazz_girl
06-17-2004, 09:19 PM
He did that??? Didn't he know that music was part of the exhibition??? God...

sigmagirl91
06-17-2004, 09:25 PM
He did that??? Didn't he know that music was part of the exhibition??? God...

Unfortunately, the little 'dick was not informed at check-in that jazz was part of the festivities.... :o

jazz_girl
06-17-2004, 09:33 PM
No comments...

Tricky_Forehand
06-17-2004, 11:28 PM
And on the subject of Andy......... :eek: :eek: - you know I mentioned there was a jazz band that plays at the venue? Well yesterday they stopped for a while - I must admit I didn't much notice it at the time, but I was talking to one of the musicians today, and he told me they were stopped because Andy Roddick complained that their music was putting him off his damned exhibition match yesterday and forced the organisers to stop them :mad: .

OMFG!!!! :fiery:

And there we have all the Duck fans saying what a sweet, humble, nice, ordinary guy he is :devil:

Yea, that's when the cameras are on :rolleyes: . I dread Wimbledon anyway because i'm not a grass fan but the increase in Roddick posts are giving me the Flu bug. It's so nice & safe in here. :hug:

jazz_girl
06-18-2004, 12:52 AM
OMFG!!!!
It's so nice & safe in here. :hug:
I know what you mean :hug:

novanora
06-18-2004, 01:32 AM
And on the subject of Andy......... :eek: :eek: - you know I mentioned there was a jazz band that plays at the venue? Well yesterday they stopped for a while - I must admit I didn't much notice it at the time, but I was talking to one of the musicians today, and he told me they were stopped because Andy Roddick complained that their music was putting him off his damned exhibition match yesterday and forced the organisers to stop them :mad: .
Well, rosie, you can't expect a "duck" appreciate the music ;) , as a "duck" can only make big noise especially before the mass media.....

And there we have all the Duck fans saying what a sweet, humble, nice, ordinary guy he is :devil:
then i will be the Princess Diana.... :rolleyes:

If the music wasn't causing problems for Carlos, Goran, David and all the others who were playing in an actual competitive match - why the hell couldn't he concentrate in an exhibition?
oh.....you know, a big server should always concentrate his serve on one attacking point, otherwise the serving won't be big anymore..... :rolleyes: and then duckboy will leave nothing on the court.....big serve is his all property.

Trolls Need Love Too
06-18-2004, 04:43 AM
And on the subject of Andy......... :eek: :eek: - you know I mentioned there was a jazz band that plays at the venue? Well yesterday they stopped for a while - I must admit I didn't much notice it at the time, but I was talking to one of the musicians today, and he told me they were stopped because Andy Roddick complained that their music was putting him off his damned exhibition match yesterday and forced the organisers to stop them :mad: . And there we have all the Duck fans saying what a sweet, humble, nice, ordinary guy he is :devil: If the music wasn't causing problems for Carlos, Goran, David and all the others who were playing in an actual competitive match - why the hell couldn't he concentrate in an exhibition? They were playing during Tim's exhibition match today and it didn't seem to bother him at all. Duckboy's arrogant attitude just makes me hate him more and more each day :devil:

Well it seems that Duckboy is not a jazz fan. Well they didn't stop the music at the US Open when Björkman and Woodbridge were playing doubles on an outside court and this was an official tournament, yet it was stopped at an exhibition because one guy complained. I wonder if they were out of tune?

Mr Roddick, this is not a good look.

Tricky_Forehand
06-18-2004, 04:51 AM
oh.....you know, a big server should always concentrate his serve on one attacking point, otherwise the serving won't be big anymore..... :rolleyes: and then duckboy will leave nothing on the court.....big serve is his all property.

If I said something similar anywhere than here...I would be told that I didn't know what I was talking about :lol:

Last word on Duck-boy from me (I hope :rolleyes: ). Did anyone hear used to watch him when he was an 18 year old rookie? Maybe I'm strange but I didn't despise that kid who was so awkward with his game that you couldn't really tell what his game was :lol: .

I was hoping that he would have a coach (someone like Tarik) to teach him to be an all-court player rather than hiring someone like Gilbert who has told him that all he needs is a serve. Silly me but i like to see points played out :rolleyes: .

If I said this to a bunch of Roddick fans you know selective memory would kick in :p . Besides, I can't stand the guy and it shows :lol: .

Action Jackson
06-18-2004, 05:43 AM
News article

Andy hates Jazz

At the exhibition event in Stoke Park, there is traditionally a jazz band that plays, and as it's an exhibition event, it should not be much of a problem, but it seems that Mr. Roddick is not a jazz fan at all.

Well Mr Roddick had complained about the music, and the organisers were forced to stop the band. This was confirmed by one of the band members, when asked whether it was Mr Roddick's complaints that forced them to stop.

It seems that Mr Roddick was the only one effected by the music, as there were no complaints from the other players Nicolas Massu, David Nalbandian, Goran Ivanisevic, Carlos Moya and Ivan Ljubicic, about the music and its loudness.

The band played during Tim Henman's match and there were no complaints. Mr Roddick said that the music was putting me off my match, if this was during a Grand Slam tournament, then this complaint would be justified, but since this was an exhibition, there are no points on offer or places at the end of season championship on the line, the complaints were just petty.

There will be certain sections of the tennis community, that will defend Roddick's actions, but if it was the Dave Matthews Band would have there been any complaints?

misha
06-18-2004, 07:47 AM
what a nasty diva behaviour by roddick!

Jazzy
06-18-2004, 09:41 AM
i agree with you misha - its only an exhibition!!!

jazz_girl
06-18-2004, 12:38 PM
Jazzy, I think both of us should be offended the most! LOL!!!

bovenbuuf
06-18-2004, 04:31 PM
David is playing now against Massu and he is winning, but he just called for a
trainer who has to look for the ribs.. doesn't look good

crigazzio
06-18-2004, 04:35 PM
Ohhh, that ´s no good at all!!!! :(

bovenbuuf
06-18-2004, 04:38 PM
Ohhh, that ´s no good at all!!!! :(

Bad news: David had to retire, to much pain, think that we won't see David now at wimbly :sad:

jazz_girl
06-18-2004, 05:02 PM
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO :sad:

sigmagirl91
06-18-2004, 05:04 PM
Oh, damn.....I surely hope he gets some medical attention for this. This is too much.

misha
06-18-2004, 05:25 PM
actually i prefer david to miss wimby, rather than go there injured and get sicker than he is now. i love him too much to watch him suffering!:(

novanora
06-18-2004, 05:49 PM
Bad news: David had to retire, to much pain, think that we won't see David now at wimbly :sad:
no...........nooooooooooooooooooo..............bov en, tell me, it's not true~~~~ :sad: i won't believe that he can't go to Wimby..........oh, God~~~~

sigmagirl91
06-18-2004, 06:47 PM
actually i prefer david to miss wimby, rather than go there injured and get sicker than he is now. i love him too much to watch him suffering!:(

Sick? Didn't know he was sick too.... :eek:

bovenbuuf
06-18-2004, 07:51 PM
no Sigma he is not sick, just in lots and lots of pain...

*Ljubica*
06-18-2004, 08:04 PM
To those of you that visit my Yahoo site, I'm sorry that this is pretty much word for word what I have already posted there - but thought I would post it here too for the benefit of people who don't come to Yahoo.

So - I'm sorry that I have to bring you such bad news. David's retirement was sad - just too sad:-(( When he started he was playing really well - he was hitting the ball really hard and cleanly and broke Massu's serve to go 3-1 up - I noticed how much harder he was hitting than in the Lopez match.

Ar 3-2 he called the trainer out and had some treatment, - he played
on for a couple more points, but then just looked at the crowd and
said "I'm sorry - I can't play like this:-((! Prior to this he had
been talking a lot to his coach Eduardo Infantino but in Spanish so sorry I could not translate all of it - but he was saying to him that his rib was
hurting and he couldn't serve and what should he do:-((

Being our wonderful David he would not leave the court without taking
the microphone (they always interview players courtside after the
matches), and explaing everything to the people. He said that he
injured his ribs at Roland Garros and had come into this tournament
knowing he was injured. He said he was so sorry to let people down
and promised to come back next year to play there because he enjoyed
the tournament so much. He was sweet and gracious and made me cry. He
looked really sad when he walked off at the end - loads of people
were standing at the entrance to the court to say "bad luck" and "get
well soon" and he spoke to all of them and signed autographs even
though he obviously can't have felt like doing this.

I found out afterwards that he knew this might happen before he took
to the court because he was in pain after the Lopez match and that is
why he would not play against Mark Philippoussis yesterday when they
asked him. But David is a fighter and did not want to let down all
the people who had paid for tickets - particularly after Moya has
already dropped out today. No announcement has been made yet about
Wimbledon, - he still wants to play, - but I can't see it happening,
if one 2-set match against Lopez did so much damage to him:-((

Have to say the entire episode made me love and respect David even more - I can't help contrasting his gracious and courteous behaviour to the crowd and the organisers to the obnoxious "stop the jazz band" rantings of the obnoxious Andy Roddick :devil: If David can't play WImbledon - I will be cheering for either Henman or Federer to teach Duckboy a lesson - I cannot bear the thought of the ghastly loud-mouth boy being our English Wimbledon champion! Sorry for the rant!

sigmagirl91
06-18-2004, 08:08 PM
no Sigma he is not sick, just in lots and lots of pain...

In that case, he needs lots and lots of rest. No Wimby, no nothing....

sigmagirl91
06-18-2004, 08:10 PM
To those of you that visit my Yahoo site, I'm sorry that this is pretty much word for word what I have already posted there - but thought I would post it here too for the benefit of people who don't come to Yahoo.

So - I'm sorry that I have to bring you such bad news. David's retirement was sad - just too sad:-(( When he started he was playing really well - he was hitting the ball really hard and cleanly and broke Massu's serve to go 3-1 up - I noticed how much harder he was hitting than in the Lopez match.

Ar 3-2 he called the trainer out and had some treatment, - he played
on for a couple more points, but then just looked at the crowd and
said "I'm sorry - I can't play like this:-((! Prior to this he had
been talking a lot to his coach Eduardo Infantino but in Spanish so sorry I could not translate all of it - but he was saying to him that his rib was
hurting and he couldn't serve and what should he do:-((

Being our wonderful David he would not leave the court without taking
the microphone (they always interview players courtside after the
matches), and explaing everything to the people. He said that he
injured his ribs at Roland Garros and had come into this tournament
knowing he was injured. He said he was so sorry to let people down
and promised to come back next year to play there because he enjoyed
the tournament so much. He was sweet and gracious and made me cry. He
looked really sad when he walked off at the end - loads of people
were standing at the entrance to the court to say "bad luck" and "get
well soon" and he spoke to all of them and signed autographs even
though he obviously can't have felt like doing this.

I found out afterwards that he knew this might happen before he took
to the court because he was in pain after the Lopez match and that is
why he would not play against Mark Philippoussis yesterday when they
asked him. But David is a fighter and did not want to let down all
the people who had paid for tickets - particularly after Moya has
already dropped out today. No announcement has been made yet about
Wimbledon, - he still wants to play, - but I can't see it happening,
if one 2-set match against Lopez did so much damage to him:-((

Have to say the entire episode made me love and respect David even more - I can't help contrasting his gracious and courteous behaviour to the crowd and the organisers to the obnoxious "stop the jazz band" rantings of the obnoxious Andy Roddick :devil: If David can't play WImbledon - I will be cheering for either Henman or Federer to teach Duckboy a lesson - I cannot bear the thought of the ghastly loud-mouth boy being our English Wimbledon champion! Sorry for the rant!

OK, Rosie, what side is his injury on, the left or the right?

MissPovaFan
06-18-2004, 08:36 PM
Whilst I feel this could be good news for Tim Henman I dont like to revel in others misery and was really looking forward to seeing a fully fit Nalbandian at Wimbledon :sad: It doesnt look good for that though :sad:

bovenbuuf
06-18-2004, 09:08 PM
In that case, he needs lots and lots of rest. No Wimby, no nothing....

Yes ma'am, I will pass the message..

sigmagirl91
06-18-2004, 09:16 PM
Please do. We don't need anymore injury crises....

crigazzio
06-18-2004, 09:23 PM
Please do. We don't need anymore injury crises....

We only want see David playing likwe hell!!!! ;) or Heaven???

bovenbuuf
06-18-2004, 09:26 PM
well just playing- prefer winning- without pain!

crigazzio
06-18-2004, 09:43 PM
Ohhhh dam!!!I can´t believe that we have to see this again!!!!

VAMOS DAVID!!!!

*Ljubica*
06-18-2004, 09:58 PM
OK, Rosie, what side is his injury on, the left or the right?

On the right as far as I can tell - he was holding his right side and that is where the trainer was investigating.

bovenbuuf
06-18-2004, 10:01 PM
guess that is a good thing, i mean that it is the right side....

bovenbuuf
06-19-2004, 10:50 AM
la nacion 19/6 Nalbandian has doubts

The finalist of 2002, David Nalbandian may not be at Wimbledon if he isn't in a better physical form. After Roland Garros, the Cordovan remained in Europe to be put under a treatment by an ailment in intercostal muscles. And yesterday, during an exhibition party that disputed in London, by the Boodle and Dunthone Champions Challenge,he had to retire by 3-2against the Chilean Nicholas Massú.

The first parts spoke of which Nalbandian suffered muscular fatigue and that chose to leave to avoid some greater injury. Nevertheless, alsothere was speculation of a new intercostal tear, an injury that he already suffered last year,at the semifinal of the U.S. Open were he lost from Andy Roddick

In these hours he will decide if he will go to Wimbledon, wherehe will face the Croatian Mario Ancic in the frist round.

jazz_girl
06-19-2004, 11:44 AM
Well, let's start cheering for the LA tournament...

bovenbuuf
06-19-2004, 12:09 PM
Javier: "Everything got too complicated. He was in pain and was trying to see if he could make it. They didn't confirm it, but when I called then(Infantino and Trevisan) they kind of made me understand that they'll probably come back

Oh and thanks Jazz for helping:)

yes its over, no David on Wimbly .. so LA here we come!

jazz_girl
06-19-2004, 01:38 PM
Sure ;)

novanora
06-19-2004, 02:46 PM
oh...no......the only good thing from this terrible news is i can finally focus all my attention on the exams next week.
is there any official annoucement?

bovenbuuf
06-19-2004, 03:57 PM
guess its offical now: on the teletext that David has had to withdraw from the
Wimbledon championships..

jazz_girl
06-19-2004, 04:03 PM
I checked the draw and Horna is playing Ancic now...

bovenbuuf
06-19-2004, 04:05 PM
playing against Ancic not sure if he is realy a LL...

but sorry to see that David could not make it.. guess its really better that he doesn't play.

jazz_girl
06-19-2004, 04:09 PM
It breaks my heart not seeing his name in the draw anymore, I really thought he could make it this year, but I guess we'll have to wait for next year...Let's hope he can recover really fast so we can see him playing and winning again...

Raquel
06-19-2004, 04:56 PM
:sad: :sad: Poor David, I was really looking forward to him playing at Wimbledon.

Ma. Estefania
06-19-2004, 05:33 PM
Oh no :sad:

I'll definitely miss him at the draw....

moonlight
06-19-2004, 05:36 PM
Get well soon & come back strong, David! :hug:

Can't wait to see you kick butts in LA, Olympics & US Open.

sigmagirl91
06-19-2004, 05:37 PM
David :sad:

moonlight
06-19-2004, 05:45 PM
At first, I tried not to use the sad smilies.

But I can't help anymore because I am really sad, I wanna cry. :sad: :crying2: :tears: :bigcry:

God, have mercy on David!

bovenbuuf
06-19-2004, 05:53 PM
yes even the smilies are to sad to use.. its really bad news, ok its good that he is not risking anything more.. but still, this is the second big injury this year, and the whole grass season is over.. really a pity.. Hope he will be OK for LA

yixiang
06-19-2004, 05:57 PM
Perhaps it is not a bad decision for david.........I don't know, but his health comes the priority........ Maybe that means he would be perfectly healthy for US Open. Take good care of yourself david, and come back strong!

sigmagirl91
06-19-2004, 06:12 PM
Maybe not, yi. We all hope that he can come back strong, and be competitive again. These damn injuries take away from his ability to advance in the rankings and win some tourneys-not to mention the loss of confidence when a new one comes up.

Tricky_Forehand
06-19-2004, 06:18 PM
My only response this morning is: :bigcry: :bigcry: :bigcry:

bovenbuuf
06-19-2004, 06:21 PM
Nalbandian out of Wimbledon

Fourth seed David Nalbandian will miss Wimbledon because of an abdominal muscle tear.
Nalbandian was forced to retire after just five games of an exhibition match against Chilean Nicolas Massu at Stoke Poges, Buckinghamshire on Friday.

The Argentine - a Wimbledon finalist in 2002 - was scheduled to face Croatian Mario Ancic in the first round.

Nalbandian was a potential quarter-final opponent for British number one Tim Henman.

Peru's Luis Horna replaces Nalbandian in the draw.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/tennis/3821381.stm

sigmagirl91
06-19-2004, 06:21 PM
My only response this morning is: :bigcry: :bigcry: :bigcry:


I have no energy for :bigcry: :bigcry: :bigcry: right now. I am still stuck on :sad:

novanora
06-19-2004, 06:24 PM
finally, it has come true...i have been praying for his health to the God for several days, and evidently, God is too busy to listen...:sad::sad::sad::sad:
i know his health is more important, but how can i stand the grass season has been over for him, and he even did nothing??:sad::sad::sad:

bovenbuuf
06-19-2004, 06:26 PM
btw, not that its just important, but David will now drop to the 7 spot..

novanora
06-19-2004, 06:36 PM
you give me more reason to keep sad, boven....:sad: :sad: :sad:

bovenbuuf
06-19-2004, 06:47 PM
yes but this is just a small dip, a very small dip... when he is in LA, he will win lots of spots!

novanora
06-19-2004, 06:59 PM
seems the only thing we can do is thinking the positive.........nothing else :sad::sad:
how many months do you think we will wait for this time? :sad: