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Robredo v Nalbandian

Adler
04-23-2008, 10:47 PM
What do you think of this one, folks?

http://img172.imageshack.us/img172/9780/23666931xp2.jpg

- Nalbandian leads H2H, but Robredo leads on clay, plus their only encounter here in MC went to Robredo's favour
- Dave had good winter/spring clay season, but Robredo found his clay feet recently

Apemant
04-23-2008, 10:49 PM
Don't know, but the match will be awful, as both will try to tank it to avoid being spanked by Federer.

:devil:



Edit: did I say Federer? I meant Monfils, of course... doh

Adler
04-23-2008, 10:51 PM
Don't know, but the match will be awful, as both will try to tank it to avoid being spanked by Federer.

:devil:

From what I saw today, Federer will be humiliated by Dave, but I got the joke :)

Clay Death
04-23-2008, 10:51 PM
Don't know, but the match will be awful, as both will try to tank it to avoid being spanked by Federer.

:devil:


robredo is past his prime. i dont see how he can hurt Nalfatian.

i will take the worst case scenario and say Nalfatian in 3.

Apemant
04-23-2008, 10:53 PM
robredo is past his prime. i dont see how he can hurt Nalfatian.

He doesn't need to; David is pretty adept at hurting himself

Clay Death
04-23-2008, 10:56 PM
He doesn't need to; David is pretty adept at hurting himself

point to be noted. you never which Nalfatian is going to show up. if he goes to an all night cheese burger and free beer party, he will lose fast.

scarecrows
04-23-2008, 10:57 PM
I think Robredo, getting every minute more and more convinced

Jaap
04-23-2008, 10:59 PM
Thomas Robredo in a mugs match....without about 20 breaks of serve.

PiggyGotRoasted
04-23-2008, 11:00 PM
Winner of this match will be in the final.

You heard it here first.

Jimnik
04-23-2008, 11:02 PM
Robredo in two.

And btw, nobody should get too excited at the prospect of a Fed-Nalb QF. The Fat One hates getting up early especially when there's good food and a casino in the vicinity. It explains why this is the only major clay event he's never had an impact on.

Clay Death
04-23-2008, 11:15 PM
Winner of this match will be in the final.

You heard it here first.


so robredo can beat djokovic now. are you going to be a clown all your life or are you going to take a day off?

Johnny Groove
04-23-2008, 11:16 PM
so robredo can beat djokovic now. are you going to be a clown all your life or are you going to take a day off?

I dont see why not. Djokovic hasnt proven anything on clay.

Clay Death
04-23-2008, 11:19 PM
I dont see why not. Djokovic hasnt proven anything on clay.


Robredo has no weapons and he is past his prime. Djokovic is a surging star. i dont think robredo has a prayer.

Djokovic won the Estoril title last year. he also made the semis of the French Open last year.

Johnny Groove
04-23-2008, 11:28 PM
Robredo has no weapons and he is past his prime. Djokovic is a surging star. i dont think robredo has a prayer.

Djokovic won the Estoril title last year. he also made the semis of the French Open last year.

I'm aware of what Djokovic has done.

He beat a bunch of mugs for both those results

Clay Death
04-23-2008, 11:33 PM
I'm aware of what Djokovic has done.

He beat a bunch of mugs for both those results

robredo is a mug. fully 99% of the 20,000 people on this planet who even resemble robredo are mugs.

Okonsky
04-23-2008, 11:35 PM
Easy training for Nalby.

Klaas_nalbandian
04-23-2008, 11:38 PM
david

Apemant
04-23-2008, 11:42 PM
Robredo in two.

And btw, nobody should get too excited at the prospect of a Fed-Nalb QF. The Fat One hates getting up early especially when there's good food and a casino in the vicinity. It explains why this is the only major clay event he's never had an impact on.

I remember the exact quote by him - 'it's ridiculous to play at this time' (10 am :lol:) in his faymoose grumpy tone.

Nathaliia
04-23-2008, 11:46 PM
As every Nalbandian's match, it depends on his motivation :).

Let's be honest, he's a better player, let's just hope he doesn't want to see the F1 practise session in Barcelona live as soon as possible.

Corey Feldman
04-23-2008, 11:59 PM
Big match here

WO into Semis for the winner.

Merton
04-24-2008, 12:31 AM
Robredo in 3 but I would love to be proven wrong.

wenty
04-24-2008, 12:39 AM
Hopefully Nalbandian, but as some others said, it depends on which Dave shows up.

Clay Death
04-24-2008, 01:16 AM
Robredo in 3 but I would love to be proven wrong.

it is no contest if nalby just plays his game.

cherry2008
04-24-2008, 01:25 AM
I have a funny feeling it will be Robredo...

bad gambler
04-24-2008, 01:26 AM
Robredo to win

Kitty de Sade
04-24-2008, 01:28 AM
On Nalby's racket, provided he's in a good mood. Hopefully he feels ready to play, despite the early hour.

Robredo in 3, unfortunately.

tripb19
04-24-2008, 07:02 AM
robredo is past his prime. i dont see how he can hurt Nalfatian.

i will take the worst case scenario and say Nalfatian in 3.

Nalfatian is the worst fat dave nickname I've ever heard, and I've heard them all. :worship: A CD cringeworthy special.

Byrd
04-24-2008, 07:28 AM
I can see the fat one losing.

Allegretto
04-24-2008, 07:38 AM
Fortunately the Monte Carlo Rally was back in January.

deanna
04-24-2008, 07:55 AM
I don't think Nalby is in top form and Tommy seems to be a little bit more confident on clay. VAMOS ROBREDO :):woohoo:!

Kolya
04-24-2008, 07:57 AM
Don't know. Robredo seems to have found his game in recent weeks.

BTW I never knew Robredo was still pretty young.

deanna
04-24-2008, 08:13 AM
Don't know. Robredo seems to have found his game in recent weeks.

BTW I never knew Robredo was still pretty young.

Yeah, I agree :)

Tennis-Engineer
04-24-2008, 08:39 AM
Nalbandian is a better player in all aspects of game.If he is in a good mood today he should easily win it.

HeretiC
04-24-2008, 09:00 AM
Robredo is not a mug. He can play very consistent and be very patient, therefore lot's of people consider his game boring, but he can bore to death opponents too. One way or another I have no idea why are people making pools on Nalbandian matches. It really doesn't matter what time of year is, which tournament, who is he playing, what kind of form and results they are having lately, or on what surface they are playing. It depends on a little bugs in his head. He is capable of delivering 2 bagels, but if he gets impatient and tries to slam winners at every shot I can easily see Tommy on top of this one.

P.S Since the pool is not public: I voted for Nalbandian in three.

Action Jackson
04-24-2008, 09:03 AM
Boredo, time for Nalbandian to prove me wrong.

Nalbandian should never lost that Monte Carlo match, but hey he has won some, he shouldn't have, got to take the good with the bad.

finishingmove
04-24-2008, 10:04 AM
nalbandian will hit peak form just in time. thats how he works

no doubt

Ferrero Forever
04-24-2008, 11:06 AM
Tommy in 2

RNP2008
04-24-2008, 01:38 PM
vamos david!!!!

freeandlonely
04-24-2008, 02:07 PM
Nalbandian in 2
maybe 3...

Stephan
04-24-2008, 03:27 PM
Nalbandian is already doing it now in 2...
(6-1, 5-0...)
i did not think it will be so easy...

Tennis-Engineer
04-24-2008, 03:36 PM
PMK Is Innocent, I really didnt expect you to understimate David so much ! :o

Apemant
04-24-2008, 03:43 PM
PMK Is Innocent, I really didnt expect you to understimate David so much ! :o

:shrug:

David can demolish anyone, but then again he's known for losing to complete mugs so...

You just never know with him

Tennis-Engineer
04-24-2008, 03:49 PM
:shrug:

David can demolish anyone, but then again he's known for losing to complete mugs so...

You just never know with him

I agree with you but when he gets deep in a tournament it is realy tough to beat him.Most of those losses to low rank players (Like Kunitsyn or Gicquel) has been happened in the first rounds or when he has not been in a good mood in that part of season but this season after Almagro he has the best win-loss record on clay.