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Ferrero defeats Nalbandian 6-1 6-2 6-3

victor_gospo
01-20-2008, 12:50 AM
What we saw in Madrid and Paris was like an oasis in the middle of the desert.

After those Master Series victories I thought we might be able to start talking about King David, but it's back to Pig David

Nalbandian is fat and slow again. Ferrero is having a field day with him.

If he gets a doping control he'll get a 2 year suspension for an excess of Twinkies and Milky Ways in his blood.

So much talent, but so much glutony to go with it.

What a shame

ReturnWinner
01-20-2008, 12:53 AM
too many foods in christmas and new yaer:lol: Ferrero is playing very well but yeah Nalbandian game is completely off, no timing at all.

Jaap
01-20-2008, 12:53 AM
Madrid and Paris was a fluke.

tripb19
01-20-2008, 01:02 AM
Haters enter here.

stebs
01-20-2008, 01:03 AM
Surprising win but that's how it goes. Nalbandian didn't really show up technically or mentally and Ferrero played exceptionally well to end this so quickly.

ChinoRios4Ever
01-20-2008, 01:03 AM
Mosquitoooooooooooo :woohoo:

superb job :yeah:

TMJordan
01-20-2008, 01:03 AM
Too many donuts?

victor_gospo
01-20-2008, 01:03 AM
Well Ferrero's field day is over

At least Pig David improved over the sets. 1/6 2/6 and 3/6 if it was the best 11 or 13 he might of had a chance to win

tripb19
01-20-2008, 01:03 AM
Too good Juan. :worship:

TMJordan
01-20-2008, 01:03 AM
Off the wagon, fastass sucks.

CyBorg
01-20-2008, 01:03 AM
Easy as 1-2-3.

Albop
01-20-2008, 01:03 AM
Dedicated to jerkonimo

World Beater
01-20-2008, 01:03 AM
david got destroyed :rolleyes:

fat dave is back!

Allegretto
01-20-2008, 01:03 AM
Truba-like stuff from David. :o

Great performance from Ferrero though. He was on today.

shotgun
01-20-2008, 01:04 AM
No chance for Nalbandian today. Most people will talk about how bad he played but, truth be told, Ferrero is on fire.

First time Nalbandian is out before the fourth round in Melbourne since his debut in 2002. The streak had to end some time, but it's surprising it ended this year.

Jaap
01-20-2008, 01:04 AM
:spit::spit::spit::spit:

EasternWind
01-20-2008, 01:04 AM
OMG! Unbelievable and what a score. Nalby sucked today and never really got into the match, but credit JC for winning so convincingly. There's light ahead of the tunnel for JCF!

stebs
01-20-2008, 01:04 AM
Ferrero was hitting his forehand extremely well and was very solid off his backhand wing, a top form Nalbandian would've made for a wonderful match but it was not to be.

Bremen
01-20-2008, 01:04 AM
Nalbandian gifted this match away.

ReturnWinner
01-20-2008, 01:04 AM
Haters enter here.

Mugaap is the only poster in this thread so far

Allure
01-20-2008, 01:04 AM
Kudos to Ferrero. His fh was amazing throughout the match. His serve was on. I always thought he was overrated as I only watched him when he was in decline. But now I can say he is one talented player. His angle shots really troubled David.

Fisico
01-20-2008, 01:04 AM
Vamos JCF!
good win even though Nalbs pulled a no-show.

World Beater
01-20-2008, 01:04 AM
disgusting performance.

nalbandian treated it like a practice match.

ferrero did his part to pressure david's serve but this was more about david than it was ferrero.

richie21
01-20-2008, 01:04 AM
Fat Dave is back!:devil:
You have to say Ferrero played amazingly well though,especially in the third set when Nalby began to play more seriously.

Allstar
01-20-2008, 01:05 AM
What a useless performance. Ok it was only Smeets but he looked fairly sharp in the 1st round. He was rubbish against Luczak and even worse today

Jens
01-20-2008, 01:05 AM
Ferrero :worship:

~EMiLiTA~
01-20-2008, 01:05 AM
I feel sorry for David cos I like him too, but I am so so so happy for JC!!!!! :woohoo:

Tennis Fool
01-20-2008, 01:05 AM
Highway robbery.

tripb19
01-20-2008, 01:05 AM
Woops, merge threads mods.

Nalbandian playing very poorly + Juan Carlos Ferrero playing exceptionally gives you a scoreline like this.

I'm rooting for Ferrero in the tourney now, he has gone up a level. Great serving, amazing speed and can flatten the ball out alot harder then he used to.

elessar
01-20-2008, 01:05 AM
OMG what a pathetic display from Nalby particulary in the first set :
15 UEs
1Winner which was an ace :help:
Still Ferrero played really great with some good serving and penetrating groundies off both sides, a well deserved win :hatoff:

ReturnWinner
01-20-2008, 01:06 AM
now what will clowns like Deivid say?

NYCtennisfan
01-20-2008, 01:06 AM
He did look slow and lethargic out there, but Nalbandian has ALWAYS had days like this where he sends FH's into the bottom of the net. Winning those two TMS events was incredible, but it's not the same as winning a slam.

l_mac
01-20-2008, 01:06 AM
Well done, Ferrero :worship: :worship:

Nalbandian - WTFever.

trixtah
01-20-2008, 01:06 AM
Great play...but poor from Nalby.

On a side note, some idiot commentator-probably Justin-kept calling him Ferrer

scoobs
01-20-2008, 01:06 AM
That was utterly bizarre from David today - I can't explain that performance at all

Ferrero was solid and playing well really. But he was hardly stretched into showing how well he was playing under pressure there.

Abject performance from Nalbandian - considering the end of last year, really quite a shocking display.

j'adore_richie
01-20-2008, 01:06 AM
That was like the Ferrero of 2003 playing the Nalbi of most of 2007

tripb19
01-20-2008, 01:06 AM
disgusting performance.

nalbandian treated it like a practice match.

ferrero did his part to pressure david's serve but this was more about david than it was ferrero.

That's completely wrong.

Ferrero was completely on fire and we should be talking about him. He will beat Ferrer.

Hola Mr. SK
01-20-2008, 01:07 AM
Congrats to Ferrero!

Bandy's completely off today. Just one of those days...unlucky

barbadosan
01-20-2008, 01:07 AM
Easy as 1-2-3.

I guess he's no longer part of the Federer vs Nalbandian equation, eh? :D

HeretiC
01-20-2008, 01:08 AM
Go back to bed Dave, you are still dreaming.:zzz:

2moretogo
01-20-2008, 01:08 AM
So happy!!!!:woohoo::woohoo:

JCF didn't muddy the plot and played exceptionally well, especially the serve.

ReturnWinner
01-20-2008, 01:09 AM
That's completely wrong.

Ferrero was completely on fire and we should be talking about him. He will beat Ferrer.

not sure he will beat Pics, it should be a pretty even match and Pics is Ferrero Nemesis

Fergie
01-20-2008, 01:09 AM
Great match Juanqui :woohoo:

dylan24
01-20-2008, 01:10 AM
so bandy is fat again?
i knew that fucker couldn't avoid the buffets during the offseason.

Fensler
01-20-2008, 01:10 AM
A very disappointing outcome for Nalbandian, obviously.

NYCtennisfan
01-20-2008, 01:10 AM
Nalbandian looked slow and lethargic out there. Ferrero looked like he came to win. He was moving very well and hit his FH well. Nalbandian has often had days like this where he'll hit Fh's into the bottom of the net. He had nothing on his serve which is very unlike what his serve has been since the US Open. Completely and utterly owned today.

Kitty de Sade
01-20-2008, 01:10 AM
Congrats to Juanqui- much deserved win. :yeah:

What a disappointing showing for Nalby- he never seemed in it from the beginning. Damn. :awww:

anon57
01-20-2008, 01:11 AM
Ferrero seemed to be playing well earlier in the tournament as well but for him to win this easily cwas rather surprising. Nalbandian couldn't seem to get two consecutive forehands in play for the first two sets. He was slightly better in the third but still dissapointing display from him. Congrats to Ferrero on a well played match

savesthedizzle
01-20-2008, 01:11 AM
JCF :yeah: Keep up the good form :D :D

LeChuck
01-20-2008, 01:11 AM
Ferrero was excellent, serving incredibly well, and dictating proceedings from the back of the court.
Nalbandian was atrocious. He will lose ranking points from last year, and his record in his last 7 slams is very poor.
Had Ferrero achieved this result against anyone else, I would be celebrating. Congratulations to him though :).

Luna
01-20-2008, 01:11 AM
:eek:What a match!!!WELL DONE JUANQUI!!!:worship::yeah:

martinatreue
01-20-2008, 01:12 AM
Atta boy, Juanqui!!! :woohoo:

Dave is not fat whatsoever. :rolleyes:

SwiSha
01-20-2008, 01:12 AM
dave and baggy ... time for fat camp

freeandlonely
01-20-2008, 01:12 AM
Ferrero:yeah:
Nalby, I will support you to the end of your career.
I love you.

tripb19
01-20-2008, 01:12 AM
What we saw in Madrid and Paris was like an oasis in the middle of the desert.

After those Master Series victories I thought we might be able to start talking about King David, but it's back to Pig David

Nalbandian is fat and slow again. Ferrero is having a field day with him.

If he gets a doping control he'll get a 2 year suspension for an excess of Twinkies and Milky Ways in his blood.

So much talent, but so much glutony to go with it.

What a shame

A friend of mine is the fittest person I know, a machine, can run all day and is incredibly strong. He's 5'10", was fat as a kid and still carries around a gut bigger than Dave's. It has nothing to do with a person's level of fitness, as people have different builds.

Today, everything about Nalbandian was off, it wasn't a tale about him being unfit again. But you probably didn't create this thread to read the responses :o

World Beater
01-20-2008, 01:13 AM
david and marcos need to join BIGGEST LOSER.

MissMelly2U
01-20-2008, 01:14 AM
Nalbandian played so listlessly and his timing was off.

Juan Carlos on the other hand looked like he had the fire in his belly. Good Win.

Sjengster
01-20-2008, 01:14 AM
Has anyone considered the possibility that this injury doubt over Nalbandian's back became more of a factor now that he had to face a Top 50 player rather than a couple of home hopes? I'm not trying to take away credit from Ferrero, who was impressive in the few games that I saw, but I prefer a better explanation than simply "Nalbandian sucked."

EternalxJourney
01-20-2008, 01:15 AM
Well done, JCF! So proud of you. Keep it up and maybe you can upset the amazing Pics next round.

Allure
01-20-2008, 01:16 AM
I guess Nalbandian won't win the AO this year a la Safin 05. :sad:

elessar
01-20-2008, 01:16 AM
Has anyone considered the possibility that this injury doubt over Nalbandian's back became more of a factor now that he had to face a Top 50 player rather than a couple of home hopes? I'm not trying to take away credit from Ferrero, who was impressive in the few games that I saw, but I prefer a better explanation than simply "Nalbandian sucked."

Well since he played better in the third set than in that abysmal first set I doubt it but I guess we'll have to wait for his presser :shrug:

stebs
01-20-2008, 01:16 AM
He's 5'10", was fat as a kid and still carries around a gut bigger than Dave's. It has nothing to do with a person's level of fitness, as people have different builds.

People have different builds. YES.
Nalbandian is perfeclty fit. YES.

However, if someone IS fat it will usually significantly correlate to their fitness and this is not up for debate it is fact. I don't even really know how you can type that and expect nobody to call you up on it, it's not just coincidence that you don't see overwieght people at the top of movement based sports.

HeretiC
01-20-2008, 01:16 AM
What performance ??? Dave was defaulted. He never showed up, he is still sleeping ...:bolt:

Bad Religion
01-20-2008, 01:16 AM
Dedicated to ReturnWinner

stebs
01-20-2008, 01:17 AM
Has anyone considered the possibility that this injury doubt over Nalbandian's back became more of a factor now that he had to face a Top 50 player rather than a couple of home hopes? I'm not trying to take away credit from Ferrero, who was impressive in the few games that I saw, but I prefer a better explanation than simply "Nalbandian sucked."

That's not the impression that I got watching. I am afraid that "Nalbandian sucked" is an apt description although personally I wouldn't choose to put it like that.

RickDaStick
01-20-2008, 01:18 AM
welcome back Dave :wavey:

nateyang
01-20-2008, 01:18 AM
Looks like Fat Dave stayed up late last night to watch Hewitt-Bagdahtis. He looked lethargic and hit a lot of balls into the net.

Given that, Ferrero was on fire today. His defense was amazing, especially those lobs.

elessar
01-20-2008, 01:19 AM
Looks like Fat Dave stayed up late last night to watch Hewitt-Bagdahtis. He looked lethargic and hit a lot of balls into the net.

Given that, Ferrero was on fire today. His defense was amazing, especially those lobs.

Nalbandian's 2 smashs in the last game :worship:

The Freak
01-20-2008, 01:19 AM
Nice one Dave.

Fee
01-20-2008, 01:19 AM
I'm very pleased for JCF, but what happened to Nalbandian today? He just wasn't even there at all, and that is not what I was expecting. Perhaps Sjengster is right and Nalbandian's back was sore, that would explain the complete listlessness that he showed. Shame, I was looking forward to this one.

ReturnWinner
01-20-2008, 01:19 AM
Dedicated to ReturnWinner

:confused:

Sjengster
01-20-2008, 01:20 AM
That's not the impression that I got watching. I am afraid that "Nalbandian sucked" is an apt description although personally I wouldn't choose to put it like that.

I saw far too little to judge myself, but they did mention his bizarrely terrible performance on serve after having hit 19 aces in the previous round against Luczak, and the back seemed like a logical explanation.

R.Federer
01-20-2008, 01:21 AM
As sorry as I am to see David falter again at the AO, it is nice to see Ferrero play so very well again! I hope he does well, has a great run.

tripb19
01-20-2008, 01:22 AM
People have different builds. YES.
Nalbandian is perfeclty fit. YES.

However, if someone IS fat it will usually significantly correlate to their fitness and this is not up for debate it is fact.

But Nalbandian and the person I talked about in my last post are not fat. I never said otherwise.

Alot of his haters cannot make the distinction.

Fensler
01-20-2008, 01:22 AM
Has anyone considered the possibility that this injury doubt over Nalbandian's back became more of a factor now that he had to face a Top 50 player rather than a couple of home hopes? I'm not trying to take away credit from Ferrero, who was impressive in the few games that I saw, but I prefer a better explanation than simply "Nalbandian sucked."

Good point. He certainly wasn't moving well. His actions were rather guarded and inflexible in all regards...possibly indicative of someone who is experiencing back pain/stiffness.

Veronique
01-20-2008, 01:24 AM
Dave is on his way to have an Agassi-like Career;-)

tennisgal_001
01-20-2008, 01:25 AM
Nalbandian's timing was way off, especially off the forehand, he was barely getting the ball into play. His forehand return was terrible and he never took command of the rallies. He had a slight chance to perhaps make a comeback in the third set but completely wasted the only BP he had throughout the entire match. He simply wasn't ready to play.

JCF played an exceptional match, the best I'd seen him play in quite some time. His forehand was ON, powerful, penetrating, flat when it had to be. The serve was clicking, it really bailed him out of a lot of those 30-30 service games. Overall, a brilliant performance, who knows? JCF may well be on the comeback trail!

It's a shame it was so one-sided though because this really could've been an epic (not that my brain would've handled another 5-set battle).

Allure
01-20-2008, 01:27 AM
Dave is on his way to have an Agassi-like Career;-)

He will win 8 slams? :worship:

tennisace
01-20-2008, 01:28 AM
Hate when my boys play against each other.

Dave was simply dreadful but really great to see JCF playing so well again. He didn't give Dave a chance to wake up.

leng jai
01-20-2008, 01:28 AM
Ferrero is back to his old self. Fuck yeah

HNCS
01-20-2008, 01:29 AM
shocked....

Alonsofz
01-20-2008, 01:29 AM
:lol:

guga2120
01-20-2008, 01:29 AM
Dave is on his way to have an Agassi-like Career;-)

Fat Dave to win 8 slams, 17 Master Series and the gold medal.:)

OldSilentHill
01-20-2008, 01:29 AM
I saw an unknown Nalbandian here. I saw him very frustrated since the beginning of the match, god knows why.

1st SET) He gifted the 1st set by trying to make many risky shots (too close to the line, but unfourtunately the ball always falled into the wrong side). JC Ferrero got just a few winners and only played and waited to receive the points from Nalbandian

2nd SET) Nalbandian still risking but never got lucky. On the other hand, JC Ferrero hitting great shots and showing a very good defensive display. The key points were win by the spanish player and the set was over.

3rd SET) Nalbandian trying a little further to get more fire by hitting some very good shots, but Ferrero won a key point to get the break and then keeped his served with a very solid performance, giving David just a single break point.

In resumen: a very solid serve from Ferrero and a lot of unforced errors from Nalbandian.

My toughts: this bad performance from Nalbandian is more likely to be the oasis instead of the desert.

TMJordan
01-20-2008, 01:29 AM
dave and baggy ... time for fat camp

:yeah:

VolandriFan
01-20-2008, 01:29 AM
Everyone give Ferrero credit. Nalbandian was slow, but Ferrero blasted him off the court and defended as good as anyone.

HeretiC
01-20-2008, 01:30 AM
That's what's happening when you are overconfident and tank the first set. Fight, you lazy bastard and make your opponent work for every point. Don't think about 5th set from the start cause you never get there in first place. :retard: It would have been so different if they played yesterday, Dave might even be awaken.
But however, congrats to JFC, he played solid. And god luck with Pics cause he will need it, a lot.

DDrago2
01-20-2008, 01:31 AM
Dissapointing Nalbandian. Nothing like what I expected from him! But there is Rolland Garros to make up for this

Metis
01-20-2008, 01:32 AM
Nalby! :tape:

He looked sluggish out there today. I guess we'll have to wait for his presser and see if the back was an issue.

Ferrero was playing great and David lost many points he was in control of simply because Ferrero's defense was excellent. Not to mention the serve and forehand working perfectly for him.

scoobs
01-20-2008, 01:32 AM
Ferrero gets huge credit.

Yes Nalbandian's performance was surprising but Ferrero has continued to show prolonged flashes of his old form. Perhaps not quite as fast as he was around the court, though his wheels still service him well, but the nasty flat forehand seems to have been rediscovered.

I hope this is a good portent for the rest of this season.

stebs
01-20-2008, 01:33 AM
But Nalbandian and the person I talked about in my last post are not fat. I never said otherwise.

Alot of his haters cannot make the distinction.

You said size of a persons 'gut' didn't have any correlation with their fitness, I am just pointing out that this is wrong.

ChinoRios4Ever
01-20-2008, 01:34 AM
Dave is on his way to have an Agassi-like Career;-)

why not?

in the comeback year in 99 AA lost to Spadea in the AO R16...

watch Nalbi winning RG and the USO, reaching the Wimbledon final and winning a medal in Beijing :devil:

stebs
01-20-2008, 01:34 AM
I saw far too little to judge myself, but they did mention his bizarrely terrible performance on serve after having hit 19 aces in the previous round against Luczak, and the back seemed like a logical explanation.

He didn't show any signs of this but I guess we will have to wait for the press conference to find out. His serving was poor but more than anything else he looked like he lacked energy.

HeretiC
01-20-2008, 01:36 AM
Dissapointing Nalbandian. Nothing like what I expected from him! But there is Rolland Garros to make up for this

And only if they don't scheduling him so early while he is still asleep.

tripb19
01-20-2008, 01:37 AM
You said size of a persons 'gut' didn't have any correlation with their fitness, I am just pointing out that this is wrong.
Then I didn't express myself clearly. I was making the point that a person with a large gut can be extremely fit, and that Nalbandian's problems today (taking into account the scoreline progression and his serving against Luczak) were in the head, not a fitness issue.

stebs
01-20-2008, 01:38 AM
Ferrero is back to his old self. Fuck yeah

Have you thought about writing poetry? :p

VolandriFan
01-20-2008, 01:39 AM
And Juan Carlos back in the top 15 for the first time since 06. :D

HeretiC
01-20-2008, 01:48 AM
And Juan Carlos back in the top 15 for the first time since 06. :D

And Dave back to Cordoba racing with his loving cars.:drive:

Bibberz
01-20-2008, 01:57 AM
So much for the Nalbandian-Djokovic matchup I was hoping to see. I need a Djokovic-Federer clash to console me....

Art&Soul
01-20-2008, 02:01 AM
Fat boy, the contender for AO 08 :haha::haha:

alfonsojose
01-20-2008, 02:04 AM
:tape: When it matters the most, GS tournaments, Fat Dave always delivers .. the worst. Good For Juanqui, who wants it more deserves it more :D

tennisgal_001
01-20-2008, 02:11 AM
And Juan Carlos back in the top 15 for the first time since 06. :D

I didn't realize that! Fantasic, hopefully this is a good start to a great year because when he plays well, he really is a joy to watch.

A_Rod
01-20-2008, 02:15 AM
Great match of JC.

He didn't given any opportunity to Nalby.

TheBoiledEgg
01-20-2008, 02:18 AM
Nalby :rolleyes:

stop thinking of food
that was a pitiful performance today :help:

*bunny*
01-20-2008, 02:19 AM
:woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo:
Couldn't see the third set because I had to leave for work, but well done, Juanqui! :yeah:
Nalby didn't really show up but in part JC didn't let him get in his rhythm.
JC's serving was great, FH was firing, and his defence, especially the return of serve was very impressive.
Commiserations to Nalby and his fans, shame they had to meet so early...

Good luck against Ferrer, Juanqui! I believe JC can win!!

sawan66278
01-20-2008, 02:22 AM
Another...um..."lean" performance from Fat Nalbert.:eek:

Del_Toro
01-20-2008, 02:40 AM
What happened with all that "hype" on Fat Nalbo? Where is it now? Wasn't he the chosen one for many people to defeat Federer?

I don't post too much but last 2 months I've seen plenty of threads about people talking on Nalbandian vs Federer H2H.

The only statistics that really counts are this: Federer 12 GS (and might end his career with a couple more at least), while Fat Nalbo has 0 Zero GS (and might end his career like that)

Fat Nalbo is a clown, he only wins when doesn't really matters, but when it does counts he always collapses.

Now let's cheer for Berdych! hehe

gillian
01-20-2008, 02:55 AM
I still have such a soft spot for Juan Carlos.

Scotso
01-20-2008, 03:09 AM
:worship:

wenty
01-20-2008, 03:13 AM
:speakles: Horrible performance...

GonzoFan
01-20-2008, 03:14 AM
Well done JCF! :bigclap:

Nice win! :D

Voo de Mar
01-20-2008, 03:15 AM
Fat :help: Dave it was pathetic :o

Voo de Mar
01-20-2008, 03:18 AM
Dave please, don't drink anymore an alcohol before the match :o

http://us.i1.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/sp/getty/7a/fullj.abefa55f6695c16c151f815bcc33f546/abefa55f6695c16c151f815bcc33f546-getty-tennis-aus-open-nalbandian-combo.jpg

Denaon
01-20-2008, 03:20 AM
too bad for nalby....but he wasn't able to do a thing...Ferrero was playing really good....many good serves...

No problemo Nalbo....:yeah:

Halba
01-20-2008, 04:02 AM
vamos fat dave is back. all the hard work done at end of season down the drain again.

Kolya
01-20-2008, 04:07 AM
All credit goes to Ferrero.

He played a really good match. Served really well, his forehand was strong and he defended so well with his speed.

Ferrero of old.

Rogiman
01-20-2008, 04:09 AM
What...? :spit:

Monteque
01-20-2008, 04:27 AM
:haha:
Fat Dave is just not a Grand Slam Material.

Now, we clear who's better between Fed and Fat Dave.

azza
01-20-2008, 04:56 AM
Happiest day ever :):) this mug is just a fat no hope keep losing

Argie scum :drool:

Lunaris
01-20-2008, 04:58 AM
Oblivion again. :zzz:

Tnn74
01-20-2008, 05:11 AM
Nalby :sad:

VAMOS FERRERO! Mosquito is back baby! wooooohoooo!!! :bounce:

tennis2tennis
01-20-2008, 05:14 AM
Ferroro was too good and deserves credit for playing smart, but I gree with the poster who wrote it shows Roger's class...because he hasn't had major slumps in his game as appose to mini hiccups like losing in a couple of FINALS!! David caught a pretty drained group of players at the end of a gruelling ATP tour, and everyone had him as the second coming!!

yes he has potenial loads of it...but with the exception of reaching 1 wimbeldon title a couple of years ack he hasn't done anything (where it matters) in slams, to show he should be mentioned in the same breath as roger!

anousleshommes@h
01-20-2008, 05:19 AM
Yeah ferrero played gr8.very enjoyable match, especially since ferrero is quite a cutie.

Magical Trevor
01-20-2008, 05:25 AM
I couldn't believe what I saw out there... Ferrero was hectic. Probably should have even won the last set 6-2, missed an easy backhand pass by his standards.

He was so aggressive with his forehand, I haven't seen that in so long, and his defense was amazing. He's got the short haircut and the prince racket again as well, could be a sign. I hope so anyway.

Merton
01-20-2008, 05:29 AM
Surprising result for me, Nalbandian was too atrocious and Ferrero looked sharp.

TMJordan
01-20-2008, 05:30 AM
We should not forget this match was played indoors, makes Nalbandian look like an ever bigger mug with this scoreline!

anousleshommes@h
01-20-2008, 05:31 AM
Razor sharp more like lol

bluesky_rachel
01-20-2008, 05:31 AM
David:sad::sad::sad:
I'm sure you would have played better if you didnt have back problem.Get well soon!:hug::hug:

tennisgal_001
01-20-2008, 05:31 AM
I couldn't believe what I saw out there... Ferrero was hectic. Probably should have even won the last set 6-2, missed an easy backhand pass by his standards.

He was so aggressive with his forehand, I haven't seen that in so long, and his defense was amazing. He's got the short haircut and the prince racket again as well, could be a sign. I hope so anyway.

He should've thought about doing that a while ago then ;)

jackieglover
01-20-2008, 05:32 AM
Nalbandian was a joke from the start to the finish in this match, JCF was good, but this was more of David gifting a bunch

lalaland
01-20-2008, 05:34 AM
He's got the short haircut and the prince racket again as well

The Ferrero of old is definitely back ;). Should have gotten that haircut years ago.

Nalby :o. I was hoping for an epic match, 1 that will last til the ESPN2 comes on air. But on second thought, it's better that the winner now has all the energy to fight against Ferrer. Ferrero needs all the help he can get for the next round. Hopes he can keep up the good form.

alelysafina
01-20-2008, 05:44 AM
OMG!!! :dance: :dance:

bluesky_rachel
01-20-2008, 05:47 AM
Has anyone considered the possibility that this injury doubt over Nalbandian's back became more of a factor now that he had to face a Top 50 player rather than a couple of home hopes? I'm not trying to take away credit from Ferrero, who was impressive in the few games that I saw, but I prefer a better explanation than simply "Nalbandian sucked."

well said.

Rommella
01-20-2008, 05:48 AM
Would that back pain by Nalbandian not be psychosomatic?

tripb19
01-20-2008, 05:53 AM
We should not forget this match was played indoors, makes Nalbandian look like an ever bigger mug with this scoreline!

I see you've jumped bandwagons.

RonE
01-20-2008, 05:57 AM
No f@cking way :speakles:

I am shocked beyond belief at this result.

gomeny
01-20-2008, 06:03 AM
now we need Coria to start playing top level again.

tripb19
01-20-2008, 06:09 AM
Does anyone have the press conferences?

SerenaFederer
01-20-2008, 06:15 AM
mosquito :banana:

*snowflake*
01-20-2008, 06:16 AM
I went to sleep after the first set, i just couldn't watch it anymore

Well done Juan Carlos :yeah: David :smash:

Rogiman
01-20-2008, 06:17 AM
Nalbandian is the tennistic incarnation of the word "disappointment" :sad:

yomike
01-20-2008, 06:17 AM
David is so predictable. Those two Master Series he won are practically worth shit when you compare it to a GS. BTW David was playing in the first two rounds this result is really not that surprising. I just hope JC steps it up against that guy in the next round.

rrfnpump
01-20-2008, 06:22 AM
awesome, Juan Carlos :D :)

hablovah19
01-20-2008, 06:27 AM
Lovely win by JCF! :hatoff:

your_valentine
01-20-2008, 06:29 AM
Yeeees Fat Dave is out :D Amazing result for Ferrero, keep going :yeah:

FedFan_2007
01-20-2008, 06:55 AM
Remember, JCF is a former slam champ and world #1. Things Fat Dave has never done.

Strangelove
01-20-2008, 06:57 AM
Good one, Dave :rolleyes:

What the hell was he playing with? Baseball bat...golf club....? Because it looks like he really didn't hit anything :smash:

krystlel
01-20-2008, 07:02 AM
Nalbandian could not have played any worse in the first two sets. So frustrating. Ferrero was playing extremely well and this became more obvious in the third set when Nalbandian actually made him play a bit.

Stensland
01-20-2008, 07:13 AM
i knew this could happen if ferrero's in the zone but i never actually believed in it giving nalbandian's recent results. i wasn't able to watch any of it but from what i read from fellow mtf'ers i didn't miss a lot. i don't like watching meltdowns so thank god i didn't set the alarm clock.

gulzhan
01-20-2008, 07:16 AM
fat mug :mad: with his tricks :mad:

scarecrows
01-20-2008, 07:29 AM
dedicated to all the mugs who thought Nalbandian was the new messiah of tennis

like I said in the prediction thread, JCF has started playing good tennis again

Marek.
01-20-2008, 07:37 AM
This was always going to be a win-lose situation for me so congrats to JCF :yeah: :D
I had my doubts about him before this tourney and while I still have yet to see him play, I hope he can sustain his current level of play.

Hopefully Dave can get over this result and try to put together a great season.

Leo
01-20-2008, 07:44 AM
No words but

:worship: :worship: :worship: Ferrero, your fans still believe. You are still a champion. Keep delivering performances like this, and you have so many more great results in you!

This next match is such a huge test. We know how Ferrero has matched up against Ferrer in the past, i.e. poorly. I think if he wins this, he can definitely beat Djokovic or Hewitt in the QF and take on Federer in the SF. Rematch of 2008? I'm actually most worried about David #2.

Leo
01-20-2008, 07:46 AM
now we need Coria to start playing top level again.

Well that's funny because I remember Ferrero getting crushed by Coria right here in 2005, when Coria was a top player and Ferrero was on the decline. The scoreline was similar to today, but this time JCF on top of the Argentine. :)

*Ljubica*
01-20-2008, 07:51 AM
Nalbandian isn't really fat despite what people say - that's just his build. But the problem with him is that he's lazy - both mentally and physically. He has the talent to win any number of Grand Slams, but he doesn't have the work ethic or the application, and no matter how many coaches/physical trainers etc he has working with him, they will not change that because they can't change his personality - that is down to him, and only him, if he wants to apply himself enough, and at the moment, he doesn't :shrug: In my opinion he will never win a Grand Slam because it takes 14 days of hard graft, concentration, and complete focus to do so, and he just isn't capable of it. Sad for his many loyal fans - but true. So many people are so delusional about him though :tape:

Well done to JCFanyway :)

Rogiman
01-20-2008, 07:54 AM
Nalbandian isn't really fat despite what people say - that's just his build. But the problem with him is that he's lazy - both mentally and physically. He has the talent to win any number of Grand Slams, but he doesn't have the work ethic or the application, and no matter how many coaches/physical trainers etc he has working with him, they will not change that because they can't change his personality - that is down to him, and only him, if he wants to apply himself enough, and at the moment, he doesn't :shrug: In my opinion he will never win a Grand Slam because it takes 14 days of hard graft, concentration, and complete focus to do so, and he just isn't capable of it. Sad for his many loyal fans - but true. So many people are so delusional about him though :tape:

Well done to JCFanyway :)Rosie, was there anything personal that made you stop being a fan of his?

FedFan_2007
01-20-2008, 07:54 AM
FUck off Fat Dave.

sports freak
01-20-2008, 08:00 AM
Not sure if anyone has realised but this is the best shape ive seen JCF,the fittest ive seen him and could be up for a big year!!Vamos Juan Carlos!

Deivid23
01-20-2008, 08:02 AM
Brilliant display from David :retard:

Hopefully Ferrer will bring back JCF to reality

Deathless Mortal
01-20-2008, 08:03 AM
Ferrero :worship:

Bilbo
01-20-2008, 08:09 AM
expected one by nalby

he never will play on a high level for a few weeks

sports freak
01-20-2008, 08:27 AM
expected one by nalby

he never will play on a high level for a few weeks

Back spasm early in the tournament wouldnt of help,one of the worst injuries apart from leg n shoulder you could say!!

BgStallion
01-20-2008, 08:43 AM
JCF played amazingly - he was in control in most of the rallies and didn't give nalby a chance. He was able to unleash a lot of fh winners and always held easily. It's not that Nalbandian played badly - it's just that jcf was magificent ;)

sports freak
01-20-2008, 08:47 AM
JCF played amazingly - he was in control in most of the rallies and didn't give nalby a chance. He was able to unleash a lot of fh winners and always held easily. It's not that Nalbandian played badly - it's just that jcf was magificent ;)

Maybe JCF knew something was wrong and put the metal to the pedal ;) but yes his playing quite well,hitting the ball sweetly!!

Corey Feldman
01-20-2008, 09:07 AM
lol what happend to you Beautiful Fatty ?
should have paid more respect to Ferrero instead of dining out on your reputation as a Fed/Nadal Killa

Kuhne
01-20-2008, 09:29 AM
I like david, nobody should dislike him. However i feel this loss is a good thing, the guy wins 2 masters and all of a sudden thousands of "omg fit dave better than roger and rafa at their best" threads poping out all over the place. It got annoying so this match should put a stop to all those idiots who believed david was going to wim the golden slam this year

groundstroke
01-20-2008, 10:18 AM
Shame Nalbandian isn't consistent enough.

Exodus
01-20-2008, 10:20 AM
can't believe he lost to a player like ferrero what a shame. actually thought he would have a chance to win AO

bittertea
01-20-2008, 11:30 AM
Disappointing doesn't even cover it. *facepalm* :sad:

Congrats, JCF.

MariaV
01-20-2008, 11:40 AM
Is David the mug of the month now already? :haha:

Forehander
01-20-2008, 11:46 AM
I just want to apologize to all the people who supported Ferrero right from the start. Im sorry and I ask for forgiveness.

Denaon
01-20-2008, 12:26 PM
JCF played amazingly - he was in control in most of the rallies and didn't give nalby a chance. He was able to unleash a lot of fh winners and always held easily. It's not that Nalbandian played badly - it's just that jcf was magificent ;)

Exactly.

I can't believe the big bunch of haters that came out to criticise Nalbandian.....:rolleyes:

Eden
01-20-2008, 01:16 PM
:eek: Never expected such a result. Will be interesting to see how the season continues for both players.

Some words from David afterwards:


He rejected the injury as an excuse for today's poor effort, at the same time acknowledging he might have benefited from some pre-tournament play.

"It would be better if I played some matches before, but there is nothing that I can do," he said.

"Today he played better than me.

"From the start he was playing the better balls and that's the result.

"I didn't play any good shots.

"It's hard to win the match when you don't play."

And JCF's aftermatch interview:


Juan Carlos Ferrero 20.01.08
Sunday, 20 January, 2008

Transcribed Interview

Q. When was the last time you played so well?

JUAN CARLOS FERRERO: Well, I came playing this well since ‑‑ you know, last year at the end I play good matches. You know, last week in Auckland I played also I think a good level.

But, you know, anyway, I'm improving. When you play matches against like the top players like today, you know, you want to make your best. And I think I did it very well.


Q. What did you like about your game today?

JUAN CARLOS FERRERO: My serve, and also I think I reach all the opportunities that he gave me, breakpoints and set points. I play very aggressive all the time and I didn't miss it.

You know, it's completely happy about it.


Q. Do you think last year's winning one set against Federer at Wimbledon was a turning point for you?

JUAN CARLOS FERRERO: No, no, no, no, no. No, I had a lot of battles against Federer. I won sometimes and I lose more times than I win.

But, anyway, you know, that match was special to play in Wimbledon against him and I won a set. But I play good, so was one more match for me.


Q. Domachowska has won and will play Venus Williams. Are you voting for her? Do you give her any advice? Is it nice for you to see her doing well?

JUAN CARLOS FERRERO: Of course, it's very nice to see her winning because she was practicing at my academy. I know her very well. So I'm really happy because she's winning. Last year, she miss a lot in the rankings, so she's coming back.


Q. When was the last time you played that well?

JUAN CARLOS FERRERO: I'm playing good tennis since, I don't know, two months, something like this. I practice so hard in December. Last week I played good. At the end of the last year I played good matches against top players. I came playing well.

But also the final of last week give me a lot of confidence to came here and try to play at the same level. I think I'm doing like this.


Q. Did you change anything over your break that you normally have?

JUAN CARLOS FERRERO: Not really. Not really. I was trying the same. But maybe I was trying to be as aggressive as I was before when I was No. 1 or reaching my best results.

So right now I'm trying to go to the court and be very aggressive all the time, be more aggressive than maybe the other guy. So that is giving me good results.


Q. Did you watch Roger Federer last night?

JUAN CARLOS FERRERO: A little bit, yeah.


Q. What did you make of that?

JUAN CARLOS FERRERO: You know, I think Tipsarevic, he reach amazing level. He played really good. And Federer maybe, you know, he was a little bit surprised when maybe he was two sets to one down. So he realized that he has to win in the fifth if he wants to win.

So, you know, he didn't play I think his best. But, anyway, he won.


Q. What about your next match against your compatriot?

JUAN CARLOS FERRERO: It's going to be a special match. We know each other. We live in the same place. So we practice a lot of times together. We are so good friends. So tomorrow is going to be very special. You know, we'll see what's happen.

Q. Is he one of the fittest players around?

JUAN CARLOS FERRERO: Yeah, of course, it is. He's playing so good tennis. He's so fit. He likes to play like this. He's with a lot of confidence since last year. He reach the final in Masters. It's going to be tough.

Fired Up!
01-20-2008, 01:21 PM
A win wasnt impossible but the scoreline is truely amazing.

Juan-Carlos. :bounce:

kronus12
01-20-2008, 01:42 PM
to all those ppl who jump on nalbandian bandwagon and said he would win the Aussie open, shame on you clowns, your fatass player is back and it wasn't even a surprise he lost maybe if they used donuts for tennis balls then fatass dave would have won easily lol.......

aramis
01-20-2008, 03:28 PM
The amazing thing about this match was that Ferrero was sort of playing casually. The way Nalbandian was spraying errors left and right in the first two sets he didn't really need to do any more than what he did. He can play a lot faster like he did against Kiefer and Jones, and that's what he's going to need to do against Ferrer. Great win nonetheless and apparently he's back inside the top 15!

Burrow
01-20-2008, 03:52 PM
Not a surprise to me at all, I said he was being completely over hyped and he would be out soon. Now let all the hype die down and he will be "fat" once again.

(truth is, he is not fat, idiot fans who call him fat if he loses and fit if he wins)

I♥PsY@Mus!c
01-20-2008, 04:15 PM
Good for JC!

TMJordan
01-20-2008, 04:38 PM
I see you've jumped bandwagons.

Correct.

I am a gambling mug.

But I have like Tsonga ever since I saw him against Roddick last year :worship:

connectolove
01-20-2008, 06:29 PM
Well done FERRERO!!!!!! Yeahhh!

Seraphim
01-20-2008, 06:50 PM
Nalbandian is fat and slow again.


Again?

Raquel
01-20-2008, 09:26 PM
Well done JC :banana:

Deathless Mortal
01-20-2008, 09:27 PM
:haha:
Laugh at people saying Nalby will win easily :lol:

Well done Juan Carlos :worship:

Corey Feldman
01-21-2008, 01:14 AM
Dedicated to Juanqie lover :kiss:

Rumour
01-21-2008, 01:20 AM
JCF :banana:
Not an unexpected win but the scoreline was more of a surprise.

Ferrero Forever
01-21-2008, 08:27 AM
Dedicated to Juanqie lover :kiss:

Aww thanks. Other than the brilliant result, this match was a disappointment for me. I had tickets for Margaret Court Arena where his match was scheduled the night before, and I was fine with it because I thought they'd put it on Vodafone the next day. The only court I didn't have access to was RLA, so of course thats where they put Ferrero. I cried, I begged to exchange my ticket, I tried to sneak in, I tried to buy another ticket, but I was $10 short. So that pretty much ruined my day. And today was just as bad. I had uni orientation, and I thought Ferrero's match would be finished so I came home. If I went straight from uni to the tennis, I would have seen the whole match. My luck is so bad. But saying that, I had the best AO ever. I got to meet Kristen, Kat and Peta (lovely girls, it was an honour to meet you all) and not only did I get 3 photos taken with Ferrero (and one with Ferrer), but I also got kisses and a hug from JC, so that was all I could ever want.

Regardless VAMOS FERRERO, beat David in 5!!!!