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homeless
08-30-2004, 10:07 AM
Hi!!!!! :wavey: I really need a translate, my english is not enough right. :sad: Thanks.

Deuda pendiente
En el US Open, David Nalbandian habló con dolor de los Juegos Olímpicos.


NUEVA YORK.- Es mediodía en Flushing Meadows. El Grandstand, la tercera cancha en importancia lo tiene, bajo un sol abrasador, a David Nalbandian en plena sesión de entrenamiento con el español Tommy Robredo. Un año después de haber llegado a la semifinal del US Open, el cordobés, de 22 años y octavo favorito, es realista y sabe que no vivió un año como el que pretendía, aun cuando se haya encontrado con buenas actuaciones en Australia y Roland Garros. Es hora de repaso, luego de las lesiones y los controvertidos Juegos Olímpicos.

-El US Open es un torneo importante para vos.

-Sí, digamos que puedo volver a jugar, pero llego justo con la lesión y voy a tratar de hacer todo lo posible. Arrastro el desgarro en el isquiotibial que me impidió jugar en Atenas. Los médicos tenían dudas de que pudiera jugar acá, pero yo quería hacerlo y hace tres días que empecé a entrenarme.

-¿No haber jugado durante todo el año es mala fortuna? ¿A qué se debieron la falta de continuidad (un partido desde Roland Garros hasta el US Open) y las lesiones?

-Tuve mala suerte, lesiones. Me doblé el tobillo en la Copa Davis -ante Marruecos, en Agadir- y nadie sabe que jugué lesionado y estuve parado durante mucho tiempo; me desgarré en la zona de las costillas en Roland Garros y ningún médico se encontró con una lesión así en todo el circuito. Y un día antes de empezar en Atenas me desgarré mientras me entrenaba, algo que nunca me había pasado en mi vida como deportista. Es mala suerte total.

-El paso del tenis argentino por Atenas tuvo bastante repercusión porque no se consiguieron los resultados esperados. ¿Cómo lo viste vos?

-Paola (Suárez) y Pato (Tarabini) ganaron una medalla, y eso es buenísimo. Estaba muy difícil para jugar, las condiciones no eran buenas: la cancha era rápida y las pelotas volaban. Creo que eso a los chicos les molestó mucho. Con respecto a lo mío, bastantes periodistas opinan sin saber y eso es lo que causa problemas. La Argentina es el único país en el que un periodista que no sabe qué es una raqueta opina sobre tenis. Dijeron que yo ocupaba una plaza y no sabían que no tenía reemplazante.

-Y se lesionaron todos...

-Jugamos todo el año. Es muy duro. Todos tienen lesiones. El circuito es exigente y el cuerpo sufre. Un jugador de más nivel juega más partidos y el desgaste se sufre más.

-¿Cuál es la explicación de Nalbandian acerca de lo que pasó?

-Es difícil decírselo a alguien que no compite. Sí se lo puedo decir a un deportista, que sí sabe lo que es estar en una competencia, jugar la Copa Davis o en los Juegos. No a los que creen que vamos porque tenemos o no tenemos ganas. Jugar por el país es un orgullo. Y yo cada vez que lo pude hacer estuve. Hasta lo hice lesionado y nadie se acuerda. Muchas veces no se sabe lo que hay atrás, los sacrificios, los entrenamientos, los viajes, las reglas? Es una falta de respeto.

-¿No pensás que al decir que no jugabas y aparecer saltando en una tribuna no se puede generar una "confusión"?

-Yo me quedé en Atenas porque era lo mejor para recuperarme. Se lo pueden preguntar a cualquiera. En la Villa estaban todos los médicos y todos los kinesiólogos. Organizaba los horarios para ver alguna disciplina. A mí me pone orgulloso lo que hicieron el fútbol, el basquetbol, Georgina (Bardach) más lo de Paola y Pato. Si eso a la gente o a la prensa le molesta?, para mí estar en la Villa era lo mejor para recuperarme. Si me volvía a la Argentina no tenía con quién hacer ese trabajo. Estaban todos en Atenas.

-Para vos, ¿qué significa un Grand Slam y qué significa la Copa Davis o los Juegos Olímpicos?

-Un Grand Slam es algo increíble. Poder vivir lo que le pasó a Gastón (Gaudio) en Roland Garros es algo espectacular. Igual con la Copa Davis. Con los Olímpicos tenía grandes ilusiones, pero cuando llegué ahí casi me muero al enterarme de que no podía jugar. Estuve en un ambiente, en un lugar increíble, que me movió el piso. Me quería matar por no poder jugar. Es el sueño de todo atleta estar ahí. Los Juegos son cada cuatro años y a mí me dio una sensación espectacular. Pero también hay que entender que nosotros venimos compitiendo permanentemente, mientras que hay otros atletas que se preparan especialmente para esa competencia.

-¿Lo ves como una deuda pendiente?

-Totalmente, me fui con una sensación de? Estuve ahí, vi a todos y eso es un clima único. Voy a hacer un replanteo de cara al futuro. Ojalá pueda estar en 2008 y seguramente me voy a preparar mejor que ahora.


Good luck to Nalbi :worship: Moyá :worship: Juanqui Ferrero :worship: Rafa Nadal :worship: Gastón Gaudio :worship:

bovenbuuf
08-30-2004, 10:52 AM
At the U.S. Open, David Nalbandian spoke with pain about the Olympic Games

NEW YORK. - Its noon at Flushing Meadows. The Grandstand, under a burning sun, David Nalbandian is training with Tommy Robredo. A year after he reached the semifinal of the U.S. Open, the Cordovan, 22 years and 8th seeded, is realistic and knows that this is not a year he liked to be, even though had some good performances in Australia and Roland Garros..

The U.S. Open is an important tournement for you?.

- Yes, we say that I can return to play, but when I arrived I still have the injury, but I am going to try to do all waht is possible. The injury that prevented me to play in Athens. The doctors had doubts that he could play at the USO, but I want to do it and three days ago I began to train.

Is it a year of bad luck? The lack of continuity and the injuries?o

- I had bad luck, injuries.Tthe ankle in the DC - against Morocco, in Agadir- and anybody knows that I played injured and I had to stop for a long time; I withdrew after RG with the injury with the ribs that I got during RG And a day before beginning in Athens I withdrew while I trained, something that never had happened, happened to me in my life like a sportsman. Its a case of bad luck.

The passage of Argentine tennis by Athens had enough repercussion because the awaited results were not obtained.What do you say about it?

- Paola (Suárez) and Duck (Tarabini) gained a medal, and that is good. It was very difficult to play, the conditions were not good: the field was fast and the balls flew. I believe that this bothered the boys very much. With respect to myself, enough journalists think without knowing and that is what causes problems. Argentina is the only country in which a journalist who doesn't know what a racket is and says something about tennis. They said that I occupied a seat and they didn't know that there was no replacement.

And all were injured...

- We played all the year. Its very hard. All have injuries. The circuit is demanding and the body suffers. A player of higher level plays more starting off and the wearing takes place.

- Which is the explanation from Nalbandian about what happened?

- It is difficult to say for those who are not competeing. Yes, it can be said by a sportsman, that knows what its to be in a competition, to play the DC or the Games. Not because they think that we have or don't have a desire. To play for your country is a privilege. And I do it if I could do it. But then you get an injury and nobody remembers. Often it is not known what we have to do, the sacrifices, the training, the trips, the rules. It is a lack of respect.

But what about the not playing in Athens and then the jumping later at the tribune, can't that be
generated as something "confusión"?

- I remained in Athens because it was the best thing for me to recover. In the Olympic Villa there were all the doctors and all the kinesiólogos. He organized the schedules to see some persons. For meit was to show how proud I was what soccer, basketball teams did, whatGeorgina (Bardach) and Paola and Pato id. If that bothers the press, for me it was the best thing to stay there, and besides if I returned to Argentina I didn't have anybody wot work with. They were all in Athens.

Please tell, what doe a GS mean to you and what does an Olympic Games or a DC mean?

- a Grand Slam is something incredible. To be able to have whathappened to Gastón (Gaudio) at Roland Garros is something spectacular. Equal with the DC. With the Olympic were I had great illusions, but when I arrived I almost died, when I found out that I couldn't play. I was in an atmosphere, at an incredible place, that moved the floor underneath me. I could kill myslef for not playing. Its a dream for all athletes to be there. The Games are every four years and to me it was a spectacular sensation . But also its necessary to understand that we are competing all the time, where there are other athletes who prepare themselves specially for the Olympics

- you see It like a pending debt?

- Totally. I was there, I saw it all and that its something unique. I am going to make a reframing facing the future. Hopefully I can make it to 2008 and surely I am going prepare better than now.

*Ljubica*
08-30-2004, 11:23 AM
And another interview from Clarins today. Hope my translation is OK. Thanks for posting by the way Homeless :wavey:

U.S. OPEN

He plays in New York and thinks about Houston The U.S. Open is key to
define Nalbandian's chances of the Masters this year.

Yesterday there was a show in Flushing Meadows involving Steffi Graf,
James Blake, Venus Williams, Andre Agassi and Jennifer Capriati.
Some people are still commenting on the surprise gold medal won by
Chile's Nicolas Massú at the Olympics, but the circuit has now
returned to normal. Today the US Open begins, - the last Grand Slam
of the year, with $10,872,000 prize money (a million for the
champions in singles). Without a clear favourite in either mens' or
womens' competition, the fortnight in New York will be vital for the
leader of the Argentine representation, David Nalbandian, eighth seed
in the tournament.

Because of a distension in his left thigh, David became an
illustrious fan of his compatriots in Athens because he was unable to
play himself and his withdrawal generated much criticism by some
people. But now Nalbandian will have to be concentrating totally on
his tennis, and his goal for the second half of the year will be to
get to the Masters in Houston. It is already almost definate that
Gastón Gaudio, the champion at Roland Garros, will be there, while
Guillermo Coria's appearance will depend on his recovery and
rehabilitation from surgery, and also on the performances of the
others. Today, David is Number 11 in the Champions'Race, and eight
players will qualify for Houston (or seven plus a Grand Slam
Champion, which could be Gaudio, if that Champion is outside of the
Top 8 but within the Top 20 at the end of the season). So how is it
physically with David? Yesterday evening he was seen practicing
without problems with the Brazilian Gustavo Kuerten. Last year's
semifinalist (he had a match point against the eventual champion Andy
Roddicl), will make his debut tomorrow against the Dutchman Dennis
van Scheppingen. In the second round Mikhail Youzhny or Alberto
Montañes wait for him, with Jonas Bjorkman (32 seed) or Tomasz
Berdych in the third round. In the fourth round he could face Juan-
Ignacio Chela(seed 17) of Sebastian Grosjean (Number 12), and then
onto Lleyton Hewitt (Seed 4). But will he get that far?

jazz_girl
08-30-2004, 12:13 PM
Thanks a lot guys :hug:

crigazzio
08-30-2004, 12:28 PM
As i said before, i already kneww about the injury of Cañas, and what the press did, and I believe in every word of David, but i guess that this interview with another argentinian journalist would be better when he decide not play in Athens.....

crigazzio
08-30-2004, 12:45 PM
Clarín the same newspapper that wrote every bad word about him, now supporting him?!?!?!? Well, that´s the press here people......
But about the USO, i´m really negative, I don´t think that he rich the Master this year, but i prefer that he take this with calm, and not see him again with another injury.....

novanora
08-30-2004, 01:30 PM
Clarín the same newspapper that wrote every bad word about him, now supporting him?!?!?!? Well, that´s the press here people......
But about the USO, i´m really negative, I don´t think that he rich the Master this year, but i prefer that he take this with calm, and not see him again with another injury.....
have to agree, Ceci. i don't care about the TMC this year, if he can manage, that will be better, but if he can't, also have some benefits, that he can get more rest, avoid another possible injury, and prepare for the next year more.
and about USO, maybe should see what his performance in the first round first, then make some expectation.

and what about Canas's injury? he didn't play two TMS before Athen, and
now david said there's no replacement in his interview, which may specifically refer to poor Canas.............

boven and Rosie, many thanks for both your articles :hug: good to see his practise is ok.