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jazz_girl
09-09-2004, 02:36 PM
I know I don't usually like to start thread about the upcoming tournaments because of bad luck, but I'm pretty excited about this one. I've been reading a lot of articles today and it seems it's gonna be a huge deal!
I already found a pic of David, it's from a poster they'll have:

kiro
09-09-2004, 02:48 PM
I know I don't usually like to start thread about the upcoming tournaments because of bad luck, but I'm pretty excited about this one. I've been reading a lot of articles today and it seems it's gonna be a huge deal!
I already found a pic of David, it's from a poster they'll have:

I don't know what you've been reading, but my advice is that, don't trust in those too much. :p Our press (I'm Chinese) has the ability to exaggerate everything. I've talked with some ppl in tennis business and we had a big laugh.

Anyway, our goverment will still make it "a success". They will have to hold this tournament till 2008.

David is one of the "most likely to play" players here though, provided that he is healthy. :)

jazz_girl
09-09-2004, 02:53 PM
I'm sure he will go there, I heard Safin is already there and that Coria won't go.

crigazzio
09-09-2004, 03:29 PM
This starts the next week?!?!??!
I can´t wait to see him in the court again....really i love to see him aggainst Youznhy even when he lost i saw a good tennis in him....

jazz_girl
09-09-2004, 03:31 PM
I don't know which channel will show this, maybe Fox, but I'm not sure...I hope it's on tv!!!!
I think the draw will be out this saturday and yes, it will start next monday. The Qualy will start tomorrow.

crigazzio
09-09-2004, 03:52 PM
They has to tournament!!! is like another GS ;) and is the most important in Asia, right???

novanora
09-09-2004, 03:55 PM
I don't know what you've been reading, but my advice is that, don't trust in those too much. :p Our press (I'm Chinese) has the ability to exaggerate everything. I've talked with some ppl in tennis business and we had a big laugh.

that's the Beijing press :o , please don't include all Chinese press in this stupid exaggeration group, especially Shanghai :o . i love our Heineken Open, although it's quite smaller, compared against China Open. But i love it any way, and definitely will go to watch it live. it's such a pity that i can't watch David's match :sad: but whatever, he will be sure to come here to attend 2005 TMC ;)

i am not sure how's david's performance this time, because jazz has mentioned he has a cut one the toe, which could influence his moving. More important, the Chinese time here is totally reverse to USA's. it will be hard to adapt the big jet-leg. however, this is equal to every players.

i also want him to play against youzhny again (OMG, youzhny follows David!!), he has lost twice to youzhny this year, more terrible, are the latest only two lost on hard court. if can beat a guy who has beaten you twice recently, both mind and metality will befinit a lot.

Safin will definately come, as he has propagate China open last year, also Srichaphan. just after a surgery, Coria won't come for sure.

jazz_girl
09-09-2004, 03:58 PM
Actually, the articles I read are from Argentina ;)

novanora
09-09-2004, 04:07 PM
oh, i understand. coz this is the first time of China Open, but attracts many good guys to come here, so no wonder many press will put some attention on it. But if say it is another GS or sth, that is go too far. Every GS has long history and glorious background, which can't be reached in only one year star players coming. Besides, tennis is still not popular in my country, not as Australia, France, Britain, or USA. i should say Beijing press and the govenment have over-estimated our tennis market. just as kiro said, they DID exaggerate sth.

but whatever, i want David win~~~~~ :woohoo::woohoo:

*Ljubica*
09-09-2004, 04:26 PM
This starts the next week?!?!??!
I can´t wait to see him in the court again....really i love to see him aggainst Youznhy even when he lost i saw a good tennis in him....

I'm not sure I want to see him play Youzhny just yet :p but I agree that he did play some good tennis in that match despite everything else. I know we won't get TV coverage here in Europe, so will have to rely on live scoring while I'm at work. China afternoon and evening matches will be on during the early morning here when I'm in my office, so at least more "civilised" than the middle of the night ones at the US Open!!

crigazzio
09-09-2004, 06:11 PM
well i guess that with Jazz we have to stay wake the whole day!!!! LOL!!!!! this week will gonna be crazy!!! :crazy: but even with that thing of the hours i want to see David playing like he knows.....

bovenbuuf
09-09-2004, 06:21 PM
yes this are better times for us Rosie, after China European tour again, tennis at normal hours.. But well are also really busy next week, so hope i can find some time

sigmagirl91
09-09-2004, 06:32 PM
damn, i will be in bed when these matches are played. have to catch the results when i wake up.

bovenbuuf
09-09-2004, 06:42 PM
cant you just move the tv to your bed?

sigmagirl91
09-09-2004, 07:01 PM
no. at 2am? can't do it. i will be too sleepy; besides, they probably won't show any action anyway, since it doesn't involve US tennis players.

jazz_girl
09-09-2004, 07:09 PM
Any idea about the time difference between Argentina and China?

sigmagirl91
09-09-2004, 07:10 PM
You all are on the same time as we are, so approximately 12 hours.

jazz_girl
09-09-2004, 07:15 PM
Thanks!

sigmagirl91
09-09-2004, 07:23 PM
You're welcome!!!!

crigazzio
09-09-2004, 07:46 PM
You all are on the same time as we are, so approximately 12 hours.

Well this tournament is hard to follow ;) but i will.....
David deserve my sacrifice :eek:

bovenbuuf
09-10-2004, 08:56 AM
yes well I want to do it aswell, but I don't think it will be on telly besides I am most of the time tehn at university or at my highschool for teaching practise..

jazz_girl
09-10-2004, 02:00 PM
Do you know if the draw will be out on saturday?

sigmagirl91
09-10-2004, 02:01 PM
Well, we'll see.....I'm still on cloud nine after last night.

bovenbuuf
09-10-2004, 02:18 PM
Do you know if the draw will be out on saturday?
yeah think so, around noon, so very early for us..

novanora
09-10-2004, 04:27 PM
yes well I want to do it aswell, but I don't think it will be on telly besides I am most of the time tehn at university or at my highschool for teaching practise..
hi, boven. good luck to your teaching practise :wavey:
me too, think will be at university most of time when the matches :mad: but............ok, i will try my best to escape, if David is in the broadcasting time, and do some report for ya sacrificing sleeping guys. ;)

*Ljubica*
09-11-2004, 09:36 AM
This is the draw for the China Open - good luck David :)

1)Carlos Moya vs. (Q)
Glenn Weiner vs. Hyung-Taik Lee
(Q) vs. Noam Okun
Jean-Rene Lisnard vs. (6)Paradorn Srichaphan
(4)Rainer Schuettler vs. Paul Baccanello
Mikhail Youzhny vs. Ivo Heuberger
(Q) vs. Davide Sanguinetti
(WC)Yu Wang, Jr. vs. (8)Dominik Hrbaty

(7)Taylor Dent vs. Hicham Arazi
Jarrko Nieminen vs. Guillermo Garcia-Lopez
Yen-Hsun Lu vs. (WC)Ben-Qiang Hu
Kristian Pless vs. (3) DAVID NALBANDIAN
(5)Marat Safin vs. Alex Bogomolov Jnr.
(Q) vs. (WC)Hao Lu
Lars Burgsmuller vs. Kevin Kim
Justin Gimelstob vs. (2)Juan Carlos Ferrero

jazz_girl
09-11-2004, 11:13 AM
Ok, the draw is not that bad. I just checked Pless's record this year and is 1-4.

sigmagirl91
09-11-2004, 01:06 PM
Well, we hope that he's in playing shape. He does really well indoors, so it shouldn't be a prob.

novanora
09-11-2004, 01:08 PM
thanks rosie :) David has not come China yet, should be on Sunday, i hope he can adapt the time difference and jetleg between USA and China asap.

BTW, Safin and Ferrero has come yet and started training today. These two guys are the most popular tennis players in China. So our press broadcast a lot well you can imagine ;) besides, they said Safin come Beijing without Peter, he could fire Lundgren soon.

jazz_girl
09-11-2004, 01:09 PM
I think he'll do well here.
Vamos David!!!! :banana:

sigmagirl91
09-11-2004, 01:10 PM
Yes, vamos David...

tennis4eva
09-11-2004, 10:10 PM
VAMOS!!! DAVID!!!! I want to see you winning again!!! :bigclap:

novanora
09-12-2004, 05:50 AM
i just saw in the TV news, David has arrived beijing yet, with Moya together, he looks great. :)
just the same as i have expected, my country people in the airport only know Moya...... :o:mad:

bovenbuuf
09-12-2004, 07:30 AM
ah well sometimes you cant have it all ;)
But well he is there, so guess its a good sign, now just wait till he plays. Guess that will be at tuesday

*Ljubica*
09-12-2004, 11:38 AM
i just saw in the TV news, David has arrived beijing yet, with Moya together, he looks great. :)
just the same as i have expected, my country people in the airport only know Moya...... :o:mad:

Think it's perhaps better for David to "fly below the radar" a bit and avoid media hype and attention. He will be able to relax a bit more and have less pressure on him :)

jazz_girl
09-12-2004, 11:53 AM
OOP: is out and none of the important players are scheduled to play tomorrow, so we'll have to wait for one more day ;)

novanora
09-12-2004, 12:42 PM
thanks, jazz ;), i hope my friends in beijing can "find" david, and make some training photos of him

jazz_girl
09-12-2004, 01:15 PM
That would be great!!!! From what you say, they will be the only ones there so there won't be any problems! LOL ;)

bovenbuuf
09-12-2004, 06:37 PM
well guess its good that David doesn't have to play tomorrow, more time to adapt and pracitse the serve ;)

Raquel
09-12-2004, 11:49 PM
Good Luck David :yeah: :)

sigmagirl91
09-13-2004, 12:19 AM
Hope he can win.

novanora
09-13-2004, 12:47 PM
ok, i have translated the Chinese article in our press. Actually it is the only one about him. But i am still glad about that. ;)


The Son of The Wind - Nalbandian train in the court

David Nalbandian, “The son of the wind”coming from Argentina, appeared at 4 p.m. and trained in the Central court. Although Chinese fans are not familiar with him, there still be someones watched him training, and even took the photos.

David Nalbandian is only 22-year-old, and what he shows on the court is also like a child whose emotions are always up and down. He will be happy and excited if playing some good shots, and also will be angry like a child if some errors appear. The coach gave some balls to David, and he started to practise serving. The first one is fault, he turned around and droop his head despite his coach’s suggestion. The second one, also fault. David still lower his head, and but this time, looked at his coach, playing his hat. The third one, even fault again. Now, David sighed and had to talked with his coach for a while. But everytime, when playing a good shot, he will upright his index finger like No1 and smile attractively.

When david rest, he is also quite “busy” with sth, such as playing his racquet, spin it fast or use the racquet knock his foot. Without fans’ enthusiastic screaming and cheering, there are still some people who like tennis watched him training. A father brought his lovely twin sons come here, and said: “look, my kids. He plays well, and you also can do it after 10 years”

When the training is near to the end, the whole court has been indulged in a beautiful sunset. David Nalbandian, who has the attractive hair,looks like Ian Thorpe. He runs quickly and hard in the court, and his special wild personality has been melted with the wind, which forms a splendid scene. :)

bovenbuuf
09-13-2004, 01:34 PM
thanks Nova!
Think is good to see some kind of news about David in the Chinese paper.And wel its a nice article. Good to hear he is still listening to Eduardo, well lets hope that Eduardo could say some nice and helpfull words for that serve!

Nice to see that he is now also an example for those young kids, but do hope he behaved ;)

and still don't think he looks like Ian. We talked about it in the Even een Nederlands topic thread, but well if you read that, then I really hope that David doesn't come even close to Ian :p

novanora
09-13-2004, 01:40 PM
thanks Nova!
Think is good to see some kind of news about David in the Chinese paper.And wel its a nice article. Good to hear he is still listening to Eduardo, well lets hope that Eduardo could say some nice and helpfull words for that serve!

Nice to see that he is now also an example for those young kids, but do hope he behaved ;)

and still don't think he looks like Ian. We talked about it in the Even een Nederlands topic thread, but well if you read that, then I really hope that David doesn't come even close to Ian :p
lol me too!! boven, he looks nothing like Ian, but it's a popular opinion here, remember i have told u in Olympic swimming games? and more let me laugh is one person here even said he looks quite like PVDH :lol::lol:

crigazzio
09-13-2004, 01:51 PM
Thanks NOVA!!!1Is a great article about him, the first that doesn´t taulk about his bad mood ;)
Well, i hope that he can do a good job there.......

*Ljubica*
09-13-2004, 02:00 PM
Thanks for the article Nova - and I've always thought he looked like Ian Thorpe!! And I'm glad he's listening to Eduardo too - just hope he actually acts on what he's being told instead of listening and then ignoring him :)

crigazzio
09-13-2004, 02:05 PM
No...I´m sure that David is listening to Eduardo and he keeps the Eduardo´s words in his mind......;)

I want to see him in the top 5 again...I´m boring of Roger and Andy......
We need a change in the list, so c´mon David!!!!! Surprise me!!!!

bovenbuuf
09-13-2004, 02:07 PM
lol me too!! boven, he looks nothing like Ian, but it's a popular opinion here, remember i have told u in Olympic swimming games? and more let me laugh is one person here even said he looks quite like PVDH :lol::lol:
Hoogie?? well I can see some similarities but then definitly not the looks, but well the personality. They are both great, and both nice I think

bovenbuuf
09-13-2004, 02:08 PM
Thanks for the article Nova - and I've always thought he looked like Ian Thorpe!! And I'm glad he's listening to Eduardo too - just hope he actually acts on what he's being told instead of listening and then ignoring him :)
that depends I guess just on what the mood of David is :lol:

novanora
09-13-2004, 02:21 PM
that depends I guess just on what the mood of David is :lol:
:lol: poor Eduardo :lol:

From what you have introduced, i don't think david has the similar personality like hoogie's. Definitely hoogie is more mature :lol: but both of them have the gorgeous smiling!

and can tell u, our press call him "the son of wind" and "the wing of Argentina", because they think he is quite fit and runs fast :lol:

jazz_girl
09-13-2004, 02:23 PM
Thanks a lot Nova!!!! Good to hear he's giving a lot of importance to his serve! We know he needs that! LMAO!!!

jazz_girl
09-13-2004, 02:24 PM
:lol: poor Eduardo :lol:

From what you have introduced, i don't think david has the similar personality like hoogie's. Definitely hoogie is more mature :lol: but both of them have the gorgeous smiling!

and can tell u, our press call him "the son of wind" and "the wing of Argentina", because they think he is quite fit and runs fast :lol:
:haha: :haha: if they think he's fast, how would they call Coria then? ;)

bovenbuuf
09-13-2004, 02:25 PM
:lol: poor Eduardo :lol:

From what you have introduced, i don't think david has the similar personality like hoogie's. Definitely hoogie is more mature :lol: but both of them have the gorgeous smiling!

and can tell u, our press call him "the son of wind" and "the wing of Argentina", because they think he is quite fit and runs fast :lol:


yeah poor Eduardo.

about Hoogie and David, well guess Hoogie is more mature, but wel he also has a very sweet gf for a couple of years now, so guess that also makes him more stable.

both have a nice smile, but also they are both easy to talk to I guess, and funny.

oh good to hear then that he is the son of the wind then !

bovenbuuf
09-13-2004, 02:27 PM
:haha: :haha: if they think he's fast, how would they call Coria then? ;)
tornado or whirlwind?

novanora
09-13-2004, 02:34 PM
tornado or whirlwind?
:haha::haha::haha: actually, they call coria as the flying thief :haha::haha:
and our people also call ferrero "mosquito", call federer "cow", and call hewitt "rabbit"

jazz_girl
09-13-2004, 02:38 PM
They call Federer caw? Just because he has one...It's a lot of luck that they don't call David like that LOL! :o

crigazzio
09-13-2004, 05:09 PM
They call Federer caw? Just because he has one...It's a lot of luck that they don't call David like that LOL! :o
Is true i prefer the son of the win....Sounds good, large but good ;)

bovenbuuf
09-13-2004, 05:26 PM
Center Court 1
Matches Start At:11:00 local time
Mikhai YOUZHNY (RUS)vsIvo HEUBERGER (SUI)
Followed by
Nathan HEALEY (AUS)vsDavide SANGUINETTI (ITA)
Followed by
Kristan PLESS (DEN)vsDavid NALBANDIAN (ARG)

crigazzio
09-13-2004, 10:38 PM
well i guess the tv it doesn´t show those matches, so we have to follow for live score...my problem is that i can´t find the live socre in tha China Open´s page.... :(

crigazzio
09-13-2004, 10:44 PM
BTW!!!!! Congratulations to Virginia and POLI!!!! One more time they´re the Queens of the USO in doubles!!!!! This is the 3th........ :bigclap:

jazz_girl
09-14-2004, 12:32 AM
Yeah, they start showing from the SF, so we have to wait for a couple of days to see that tournament...

*Ljubica*
09-14-2004, 05:32 AM
Yeah, they start showing from the SF, so we have to wait for a couple of days to see that tournament...

We don't even get that here in Europe, and the web-site live scoring is rubbish :devil: so will have to rely on some kind people over in the China Open thread posting scores when they can like they did yesterday. VAMOS DAVID.

novanora
09-14-2004, 07:09 AM
We don't even get that here in Europe, and the web-site live scoring is rubbish :devil: so will have to rely on some kind people over in the China Open thread posting scores when they can like they did yesterday. VAMOS DAVID.
yes, it's totally shit!! :o :mad: i can't believe they even make such a terrible website, even some of my friends here can do much better than them!! so now, i am unfortunately the same as you, waiting in front of the computer, and my friends in beijing's sms. :(
don't think they will broadcast david's game in our tv, coz it's in court 1, and i doubt how many people will go to see his match :o
but i don't care, i only want him to win!!

*Ljubica*
09-14-2004, 07:27 AM
I understand there is very heavy rain in Beijing now - so maybe he won't get to play at all today :sad:

Daniel
09-14-2004, 07:57 AM
Good Luck!!!!!

bovenbuuf
09-14-2004, 09:33 AM
I understand there is very heavy rain in Beijing now - so maybe he won't get to play at all today :sad:
yeah its not going fast, saw that Dent played already.. but well no david..

*Ljubica*
09-14-2004, 11:47 AM
Play has been abandoned for the day due to rain :umbrella:

bovenbuuf
09-14-2004, 12:08 PM
Ok thanks Rosie, I thought it would come this far... but well then we just wait another day before we see the result.. because following live scoring is very hard..

jazz_girl
09-14-2004, 01:38 PM
Stupid rain! :(

justClaudia
09-14-2004, 02:16 PM
Stupid rain! :(

LOL jazz!!
But i agree you..that can't be good to him.
Just hope he stays concentrated on his game,and think of nothing else but the game.

jazz_girl
09-14-2004, 02:35 PM
Me too. Poor David, after all that service practise he had! LOL

justClaudia
09-14-2004, 02:47 PM
A bit frustrating for him,i guess...

Hope he can play tomorow,so that the delay isn't to big.
We'll see...

justClaudia
09-14-2004, 02:51 PM
jazz...someone??

What are those green dots under our names?What does it mean?
i would like to know..please!

novanora
09-14-2004, 03:26 PM
Court 1
not before 13:00

Youzhny, Mikhail (RUS) VS Heuberger, Ivo (SUI) 7-5 2-4 suspended by rain
Followed By
WC Wang, Yu (CHN) VS 16. Hrbaty, Dominik (SVK)
Followed By
Pless, Kristian(DEN) VS Nalbandian, David (ARG)
Followed By
Q4 VS WC Lu, Hao (CHN)

novanora
09-14-2004, 03:30 PM
jazz...someone??

What are those green dots under our names?What does it mean?
i would like to know..please!
that's the reputation points ;)

jazz_girl
09-14-2004, 03:58 PM
Yeah, as Novanora said, you get those points from the reputation points other posters give you. If you go to the User CP part you can see who gave you some ;)

*Ljubica*
09-14-2004, 04:24 PM
Me too. Poor David, after all that service practise he had! LOL

Then he must find an indoor court and practice even more in case he forgets :devil:

jazz_girl
09-14-2004, 04:26 PM
Great idea! LMAO!!!

bovenbuuf
09-14-2004, 05:52 PM
Then he must find an indoor court and practice even more in case he forgets :devil:
mabye its better that Eduardo tapes all the good services and just let him watch all day that service..

*Ljubica*
09-14-2004, 07:09 PM
mabye its better that Eduardo tapes all the good services and just let him watch all day that service..

No - that's way too easy - I could watch someone serve all day and wouldn't be able to do it well at the end - so why should David be any different? No - he has to get out there and do it - and if there are any sand hills in Beijing he could also try running up and down them like GWH suggested to lose some weight!! :devil: So - as I said before - David is probably extremely relieved that I am not his coach, because Eduardo is a far nicer person than I could ever be :angel:

FryslanBoppe
09-14-2004, 07:21 PM
No - that's way too easy - I could watch someone serve all day and wouldn't be able to do it well at the end - so why should David be any different? No - he has to get out there and do it - and if there are any sand hills in Beijing he could also try running up and down them like GWH suggested to lose some weight!! :devil: So - as I said before - David is probably extremely relieved that I am not his coach, because Eduardo is a far nicer person than I could ever be :angel:

David could always go on a treadmill at the gym, and put the gradient at the highest resistance and run on there for some time.

Then there could be some aqua-aerobics in an indoor pool, plus some other things as well. The sand hills would be great, though I think you would be too nice as well Rosie, it needs to be GWH and myself fixing David's fitness, he mightn't like it then, but the rewards would work.

jazz_girl
09-14-2004, 09:14 PM
We learned that he doesn't like running at all, maybe that's the problem. They should make him run!!!

justClaudia
09-14-2004, 10:59 PM
that's the reputation points ;)


Ok then!!
Thanks Nova!
Thanks Jazz!

Tuga
09-14-2004, 11:00 PM
I think that is a problem of confidence in his serve!

If he is confident the serves are good! If we remember his serves were good at wimbledon, and we know that the serves are very important in wimbledon!



WE HAVE TO THINK THAT HIS CONFIDENCE WILL COME BACK!

C´MON DAVID! :)

justClaudia
09-14-2004, 11:10 PM
Tuga,never seen you around!

Good to see another Portuguese flag!LOL

And yes,you're right..we have to believe that is confidence will come any time soon!
The sooner the better!!

Raquel
09-14-2004, 11:21 PM
Good luck tomorrow David :)

jazz_girl
09-14-2004, 11:45 PM
Ok then!!
Thanks Nova!
Thanks Jazz!
You're welcome! ;)

sigmagirl91
09-15-2004, 12:47 AM
We learned that he doesn't like running at all, maybe that's the problem. They should make him run!!!

And run and run and run.... :devil:

jazz_girl
09-15-2004, 12:53 AM
Like Forest Gump? ;)

sigmagirl91
09-15-2004, 01:12 AM
Like Forest Gump? ;)

yeyup, jes' lahk Forust Gump.... :devil:

Can you imagine Eduardo saying "Run Forrest Run", and David runs until he gets to the Great Wall, and then figures out that he has to turn around and run back?

*Ljubica*
09-15-2004, 05:34 AM
David could always go on a treadmill at the gym, and put the gradient at the highest resistance and run on there for some time.

Then there could be some aqua-aerobics in an indoor pool, plus some other things as well. The sand hills would be great, though I think you would be too nice as well Rosie, it needs to be GWH and myself fixing David's fitness, he mightn't like it then, but the rewards would work.

I am really not THAT nice FryslanBoppe :devil: - though I agree that you and GWH would probably be better at the sand hills stuff than me. I am sure Eduardo would still want to be involved somehow or other by directing operations, while I could just sit in a warm, cosy bar somewhere and wait for you all to return ;)

jazz_girl
09-15-2004, 10:25 AM
Is ir raining in China? I just woke up and found out David is 3-3 and the play is suspended :(

sigmagirl91
09-15-2004, 10:34 AM
According to folks who posted on the China Open forum here, he won the first set in a tb before the rains came back.

FryslanBoppe
09-15-2004, 10:39 AM
I am really not THAT nice FryslanBoppe :devil: - though I agree that you and GWH would probably be better at the sand hills stuff than me. I am sure Eduardo would still want to be involved somehow or other by directing operations, while I could just sit in a warm, cosy bar somewhere and wait for you all to return ;)

Sand hills and the altitude training in the summer as well. Then there is the attaching the parachute to his back and then he has to sprint with the parachute that will definitely help his speed and as he needs resistance training, and plenty of it too.

Of course Eduardo does all the important stuff like get him to find a serve and move it around and improve that forehand as well.

*Ljubica*
09-15-2004, 10:41 AM
According to folks who posted on the China Open forum here, he won the first set in a tb before the rains came back.

Yes - that's true :)

jazz_girl
09-15-2004, 10:44 AM
According to folks who posted on the China Open forum here, he won the first set in a tb before the rains came back.
That's great!!!! Vamos David!!!
I have a tennis class in just 1 hour and the weather doesn't look too good either...but since it's on clay, it's not so bad unless it starts raining heavily...

FryslanBoppe
09-15-2004, 10:46 AM
That's great!!!! Vamos David!!!
I have a tennis class in just 1 hour and the weather doesn't look too good either...but since it's on clay, it's not so bad unless it starts raining heavily...

Clay, when it's overcast and a bit rainy, what great memories this brings, just makes it heavier and more fun to play on.

Come on David, back into the gym and win this match eventually.

jazz_girl
09-15-2004, 10:49 AM
Yeah, it is fun! But you should see how my pants end up! LOL

FryslanBoppe
09-15-2004, 10:53 AM
Yeah, it is fun! But you should see how my pants end up! LOL

Just don't wear white and do you think the GWH/FB training regime is too harsh for David. I have to say I would like to be in Sao Paulo this weekend.

sigmagirl91
09-15-2004, 11:01 AM
do you think the GWH/FB training regime is too harsh for David.

Nah, he needs it. Besides, he can lose that gut, define that butt, and get those biceps in even greater shape. :o :devil:

jazz_girl
09-15-2004, 11:02 AM
I wear black, and they look awful as well!
And now, that training regime is not too harsh at all!!!

jazz_girl
09-15-2004, 11:04 AM
I would love to be in Sao Paulo in any moment! LOL

FryslanBoppe
09-15-2004, 11:06 AM
Nah, he needs it. Besides, he can lose that gut, define that butt, and get those biceps in even greater shape. :o :devil:

I didn't think it was actually, maybe Rosie can suggest this when she sees them next. Then there is the plyometrics as well to increase his speed, so that will work. I know the sand stuff does from personal experience and no impact on the joints.

Could always use ankle weights just to use more resistance, this is when it would should hurt and not on the court, when he runs out of steam.

Jazz, getting clay into the clothes, is half of the fun, though when the balls get clay coloured it can get irritating.

FryslanBoppe
09-15-2004, 11:08 AM
I would love to be in Sao Paulo in any moment! LOL

I thought Punta Del Este is the Argentine hangout. :) I meant for the exhibition series, and I am looking for results on this for sure.

jazz_girl
09-15-2004, 11:27 AM
I know what you meant :)
Not everyone goes to Punta del Este...Actually, I prefer my country. Luckily I was able to know it all, I used to visit it by car and when I was a kid I would go with my family to every province. I love it!
But I know Brazil is a beautiful place as well.

FryslanBoppe
09-15-2004, 11:33 AM
Any news from Beijing? Is it still raining? Yes, Jazz Argentina is a beautiful country. Rosie couldn't survive there, they don't have vegetarian asado.

*Ljubica*
09-15-2004, 11:36 AM
Any news from Beijing? Is it still raining? Yes, Jazz Argentina is a beautiful country. Rosie couldn't survive there, they don't have vegetarian asado.

And Argentina would be way too hot for me - I probably couldn't survive anywhere but Northern Europe actually! As for Beijing - as far as I know it's just stopped raining :) But sorry Nova - I thinks it's a hateful, stupid tournament with a useless web-site and hateful stupid weather :devil: :devil: If David gets injured again from slipping on a wet court or playing three matches in one day and doesn't come to Europe...... :sad:

jazz_girl
09-15-2004, 11:39 AM
I didn't know Rosie is a vegeterian!
Well, I must admit I'm not a fan of meat. I eat a lot of pasta! Must be my Italian roots ;)

jazz_girl
09-15-2004, 11:40 AM
It's not hot in all Argentina, the south is very cold. The summer has 10°C if they're lucky!

*Ljubica*
09-15-2004, 11:42 AM
It's not hot in all Argentina, the south is very cold. The summer has 10°C if they're lucky!

I would probably feel at home there then :)

FryslanBoppe
09-15-2004, 11:45 AM
I would probably feel at home there then :)

Tierra Del Fuego and Patagonia might be for you.

jazz, so you are noqui then?

*Ljubica*
09-15-2004, 11:49 AM
[QUOTE=FryslanBoppe]Tierra Del Fuego and Patagonia might be for you.

Quite probably. I love snow, mountains and cold weather and hate heat, humidity and the sort of beaches that everyone else seems to love. Trust me to be contrary ;) Oh and I quite like rain too - except in Beijing!

crigazzio
09-15-2004, 11:52 AM
[QUOTE=FryslanBoppe]Tierra Del Fuego and Patagonia might be for you.

Quite probably. I love snow, mountains and cold weather and hate heat, humidity and the sort of beaches that everyone else seems to love. Trust me to be contrary ;) Oh and I quite like rain too - except in Beijing!

Girl!!! my city is not for you!!!! not even in winter cause some days here we have 20°c and in the summer like 40°c!!!!!
Is a beautifull place but you can hate it in the summer, i swear!!! ;)

*Ljubica*
09-15-2004, 11:56 AM
Girl!!! my city is not for you!!!! not even in winter cause some days here we have 20°c and in the summer like 40°c!!!!!
Is a beautifull place but you can hate it in the summer, i swear!!! ;)

Hottest it ever gets in England is about 26 degrees for maybe one week a year - and that nearly kills me!! Averagely it's about 15 -20 in Summer which suits me fine! Winter is around freezing or maybe up to 6-7 degrees and I love it!!!

FryslanBoppe
09-15-2004, 12:11 PM
Girl!!! my city is not for you!!!! not even in winter cause some days here we have 20°c and in the summer like 40°c!!!!!
Is a beautifull place but you can hate it in the summer, i swear!!! ;)

Where are you from Rosario?

novanora
09-15-2004, 12:13 PM
But sorry Nova - I thinks it's a hateful, stupid tournament with a useless web-site and hateful stupid weather :devil: :devil: If David gets injured again from slipping on a wet court or playing three matches in one day and doesn't come to Europe...... :sad:
don't worry, rosie. unfortunately, i totally agree with you. the weather is terrible, and the website even more. i just checked the English website again, and found finally the livescore does work, but how stupid, the names of players are in Chinese :mad: :mad: i really wonder what those Beijingese are thinking about!! they organise the tournament like shit!! and even worse, their press even does not want to admit :mad:
i don't want David has a impression the first tournament journey to China is terrible :sad: he need enough rest for the important European season. The first city in China he would visit should be Shanghai in 2005, not Beijing 2004 :sad: :sad:

Marc Rosset is Tall
09-15-2004, 12:36 PM
It looks like no more tennis today and this is not looking good at all for the Beijing organisation at the moment.

*Ljubica*
09-15-2004, 12:38 PM
So now I've heard that they have cancelled all matches for the day apart from Moya and those on Court 2 - so David gets left out and treated badly again :sad:

novanora
09-15-2004, 12:43 PM
So now I've heard that they have cancelled all matches for the day apart from Moya and those on Court 2 - so David gets left out and treated badly again :sad:
yes, is true, he is treated badly and totally ignored in Beijing. :sad: :sad: not many people there are familiar with him, i am so sad...... :sad:

sigmagirl91
09-15-2004, 12:46 PM
I didn't know Rosie is a vegeterian!
Well, I must admit I'm not a fan of meat. I eat a lot of pasta! Must be my Italian roots ;)

I didn't know that either. I don't eat a lot of meat myself.

PerezRoldan
09-15-2004, 12:52 PM
So now I've heard that they have cancelled all matches for the day apart from Moya and those on Court 2 - so David gets left out and treated badly again :sad:

He could be in Houston with big Jim and he would get treated worse, but these guys aren't doing themselves any favours.

*Ljubica*
09-15-2004, 01:02 PM
He could be in Houston with big Jim and he would get treated worse, but these guys aren't doing themselves any favours.

No - I can't see any of the big names playing this tournament next year, - they would be better off in Romania or back in the States at Delray Beach if they want match practice. I see Carlos is already a break down in his match - probably can't wait to get the hell out of there :devil: .

PerezRoldan
09-15-2004, 01:08 PM
No - I can't see any of the big names playing this tournament next year, - they would be better off in Romania or back in the States at Delray Beach if they want match practice. I see Carlos is already a break down in his match - probably can't wait to get the hell out of there :devil: .

Delray Beach won't be there next year in that timeslot, then Shanghai will have to move because they have the TMC.

I just found the draw for the Sao Paulo series, and Rosie you should check the Gaudio forum.

Raquel
09-15-2004, 02:14 PM
I didn't know Rosie is a vegeterian!
Well, I must admit I'm not a fan of meat. I eat a lot of pasta! Must be my Italian roots ;)
Jazz you are the moderator now? Congrats! :worship: :yeah:

Well done David on getting that first set :)

jazz_girl
09-15-2004, 02:15 PM
Tierra Del Fuego and Patagonia might be for you.

jazz, so you are noqui then?
What's noqui?

jazz_girl
09-15-2004, 02:16 PM
Jazz you are the moderator now? Congrats! :worship: :yeah:

Well done David on getting that first set :)
Thanks Raquel :hug:

jazz_girl
09-15-2004, 02:18 PM
Moya lost...

sigmagirl91
09-15-2004, 02:21 PM
Moya lost...

I saw that :eek: :eek:

jazz_girl
09-15-2004, 02:28 PM
Doesn't surprise me at all...

jazz_girl
09-15-2004, 02:53 PM
David won the TB by 7-5, and if he wins tomorrow he'll have to play again, this time with Lu.

novanora
09-15-2004, 04:27 PM
Tomorrow's OOP

Court1 11:00

Kristan PLESS vs David NALBANDIAN

Followed By
Rainer SCHUETTLER vs Mikhai YOUZHNY

Followed By
Taylor DENT vs Jarkko NIEMINEN

Followed By
Yen-Hsun LU vs Kristan PLESS or David NALBANDIAN


so two matches a day

*Ljubica*
09-15-2004, 05:31 PM
Thanks Nova. I don't see the point of me getting up at 4.00am tomorrow when there is no live scoring option, so I'll just have to catch up when I get up an hour or so later. Hope he can win quickly for his sake.

Jennay
09-15-2004, 05:53 PM
Good luck to David in China :D

crigazzio
09-15-2004, 06:38 PM
Moya lost????? WOW!!!
Jazz is official??!?!?!?! You´re the new moderator???? Congratulations girl!!!!! :bigclap: :bigclap:

jazz_girl
09-15-2004, 08:18 PM
Yay!!! At least I'll be able to see "see" or "follow" David's first match. He better wins! LOL!
Thanks Ceci! :hug:

crigazzio
09-15-2004, 09:19 PM
at what time Jime????

jazz_girl
09-15-2004, 09:22 PM
10 pm if I did the maths right... ;)

TennisLurker
09-15-2004, 09:34 PM
If I recall correctly , david, because of his deal with yonex, is supposed to play the japan tournament, or at least an exhibition there, do any of you know if he is in the commitments list?

jazz_girl
09-15-2004, 09:45 PM
I thought he had to play an exhibition or tournament at Asia, not Japan necessarily, and that's why he entered in Beijing. But I could be wrong...

justClaudia
09-15-2004, 11:11 PM
Congrats Miss Forum Umpire!! It's official now!!

Kiding with you..good luck,Jime!
I'm sure you'll do great!

And good luck David for tomorow...and hopefully without rain!

sigmagirl91
09-15-2004, 11:17 PM
Yes, congrats, Miss Forum Umpire. We are confident that you will do a great job.

jazz_girl
09-16-2004, 12:07 AM
Thanks guys :hug:

Tuga
09-16-2004, 12:41 AM
the most important thing is the david victory!

I hope that he won with or without rain! I´m very confident now, i think david is gonna make a excelent tournament!

good Luck for David and also to Jazz :)

cheers!

jazz_girl
09-16-2004, 01:19 AM
I hope you're right Tuga! He's rested, there are no so many huge players left and I'm sure that many will go soon because of the DC tie, so I think he can win this one if he concentrates and trusts himself ;)

*Ljubica*
09-16-2004, 05:23 AM
Well David won.............I think :eek: Just got up this morning and the Beijing web-site says he won 6-3 in the 3rd (he lost the second set 3-6). Trouble is, I can't see this score anywhere else, and there are no Chinese people on line at present to verify it definately, - so just hope they have got this right. Don't know what he did to lose the 2nd set :eek: but in a way it's good for him to come through a final set and actually WIN for a change after losing his last two matches that went to final sets - may give him more confidence. Hopefully I'll find out more when I get to work.

Oh - and yes - I know I'm late with this - but congrats to Ms Forum Moderator Jazz :)

novanora
09-16-2004, 06:16 AM
hi, rosie. sorry, i have the study when he was playing, coz he is in the court 1, so no live TV broadcast here. he really won, the score is 7-6 3-6 6-3. but my friend told me his state is not good. i will find more after i come back this night.

BTW, ferrero is also out. now i wonder how far can safin go..... the only good news for me is after ferrero and moya out, david has chance to be arranged in the center court, then i can watch it live and tell u sth.

His next player is LU, my friend told me the weather is still dangerous, i hope no rain any more.
Take care.

Jazz :hug: congrats!!

This is the photo today

*Ljubica*
09-16-2004, 07:17 AM
Oh dear - does she mean physical state (injury?), or mental state?

novanora
09-16-2004, 07:45 AM
Oh dear - does she mean physical state (injury?), or mental state?
think no injury, that's good. but the mental is not good, he is not excited enough to the games, maybe still the jetlag time difference problem. i will find more.....

novanora
09-16-2004, 07:55 AM
it's the Chinese livescore, don't know if you can read it, but i give it to u
http://www.chinaopen.cn/s2004/s221234923.shtml

and David's name is 纳尔班迪安. (阿根廷)is (Argentina)
his opponent LU's name is 卢彦勋

just for your convenience to check

bovenbuuf
09-16-2004, 07:56 AM
yeah the jetlag could be an option I think, he arrived late..

bovenbuuf
09-16-2004, 09:43 AM
Ok well they started again.. David lossed the first set in a tb.. with 6 -8.. hope he can win the next set..

*Ljubica*
09-16-2004, 09:50 AM
Ok well they started again.. David lossed the first set in a tb.. with 6 -8.. hope he can win the next set..

I hope he can just get out of there injury free after having to play two matches in one day on slippery courts. I just want him out of there in one piece!

bovenbuuf
09-16-2004, 09:51 AM
now 1 1

bovenbuuf
09-16-2004, 09:52 AM
I hope he can just get out of there injury free after having to play two matches in one day on slippery courts. I just want him out of there in one piece!
Me too, another injury wouldn't be good at all, I want to see some of him in the European season :)

*Ljubica*
09-16-2004, 09:58 AM
Me too, another injury wouldn't be good at all, I want to see some of him in the European season :)

Yes -I can't get excited about this one - bad weather, bad organisation, and all the top players like Moya and Ferrero out already :devil:

bovenbuuf
09-16-2004, 10:00 AM
yeah but they have DC... so wel he is now the highest seed... not sure if that counts for anything..

but well there must be now a very long, long rally.. its still 1 1 ;)

*Ljubica*
09-16-2004, 10:09 AM
yeah but they have DC... so wel he is now the highest seed... not sure if that counts for anything..

but well there must be now a very long, long rally.. its still 1 1 ;)

I think the scoreboard is just bad like everything else there ;)

bovenbuuf
09-16-2004, 10:12 AM
you think :p I thought that David was now playing very long rallies.. we do know that his serve is not good enough at the moment to hit a lot of aces :)
But well more then 10 minutes for 1 game is long...hope they will change it soon..

bovenbuuf
09-16-2004, 10:16 AM
after having a long rally of 10 minutes.. they now want to do it quicker, so guess a lot of aces now :p. David is leading with 4 -3..but don't know if there are any breaks..

ruru
09-16-2004, 10:16 AM
now nalby 4:3 lu

jazz_girl
09-16-2004, 10:19 AM
I just woke up and thought it would be over! Vamos David!!!! Win this!

bovenbuuf
09-16-2004, 10:22 AM
well that would be great jazz.. for now.. a long rally again ;)

jazz_girl
09-16-2004, 10:25 AM
where are you checking this score?

jazz_girl
09-16-2004, 10:27 AM
David won the second set 6-4!
Vamos David! :banana:

ruru
09-16-2004, 10:29 AM
where are you checking this score?

from here "http://www.chinaopen.cn/s2004/LS.shtml"
now he won the second set.

*Ljubica*
09-16-2004, 10:32 AM
where are you checking this score?

http://www.chinaopen.cn/s2004/LS.shtml

Hope that works Jazz :)

jazz_girl
09-16-2004, 10:35 AM
Thanks guys! :hug:

jazz_girl
09-16-2004, 10:35 AM
1-1

bovenbuuf
09-16-2004, 10:40 AM
yeah he won the second set, went fast.. now lets hope he wins set 3 aswell.. I am using the same one as Ruru uses, but also livescoring

sigmagirl91
09-16-2004, 10:42 AM
No change in score. What's happening?

jazz_girl
09-16-2004, 10:43 AM
Thanks! I'm using 2 different LS at the moment, and they're both slow!

sigmagirl91
09-16-2004, 10:44 AM
So, that one doesn't show any change in score in the third?

*Ljubica*
09-16-2004, 10:44 AM
No change in score. What's happening?#

The scoreboard is slower than Christmas!!!

jazz_girl
09-16-2004, 10:45 AM
Maybe it's already over and David sleeping and we're still following the "live" score ;)

jazz_girl
09-16-2004, 10:46 AM
3-1 David!

sigmagirl91
09-16-2004, 10:46 AM
Oh, everyone, it's moved. David's up 3-1 in the third.

sigmagirl91
09-16-2004, 10:46 AM
Maybe it's already over and David sleeping and we're still following the "live" score ;)

I wouldn't be at all surprised.

sigmagirl91
09-16-2004, 10:57 AM
Does anyone have an updated score? It's still frozen on 3-1 David in the third.

jazz_girl
09-16-2004, 11:02 AM
I have the same old score...

bovenbuuf
09-16-2004, 11:03 AM
me too...

sigmagirl91
09-16-2004, 11:04 AM
That website is a piece of shit. That's NOT a live score.

jazz_girl
09-16-2004, 11:04 AM
5-3!!! Vamos! One more game!!!

bovenbuuf
09-16-2004, 11:04 AM
david leads 53

bovenbuuf
09-16-2004, 11:05 AM
hope he makes it soon! I have to go soon

sigmagirl91
09-16-2004, 11:05 AM
Oh, it moves again, and David's up 5-3. I don't know who's serving, though.

sigmagirl91
09-16-2004, 11:06 AM
hope he makes it soon! I have to go soon

Even if he does make it, the live scoring won't show it until "later"....

bovenbuuf
09-16-2004, 11:06 AM
He won! 67 63 64

sigmagirl91
09-16-2004, 11:07 AM
Yea, damn. Finally, it's over. Thanks, boven. Any idea who's up next for him?

jazz_girl
09-16-2004, 11:07 AM
YES!!!!!
He's in QF now?

jazz_girl
09-16-2004, 11:08 AM
Nieminen...

bovenbuuf
09-16-2004, 11:08 AM
No idea.. let me check

sigmagirl91
09-16-2004, 11:08 AM
OK, I hope these early struggles give him some much-needed confidence.

sigmagirl91
09-16-2004, 11:09 AM
Nieminen...

In a word---YUCK.....

David, you can't play like shit against the Shark....

bovenbuuf
09-16-2004, 11:09 AM
against Nieminen,, the one who defeated David in Dubai first round.. and yes QF

jazz_girl
09-16-2004, 11:09 AM
I hope so too! And I hope he rests today, he had to play two tough matches...

sigmagirl91
09-16-2004, 11:10 AM
against Nieminen,, the one who defeated David in Dubai first round.. and yes QF

Still, YUCK. I don't know how "in form" Nieminen is, but David is not in form right now. Hopefully he proves me wrong by beating Nieminen.

jazz_girl
09-16-2004, 11:11 AM
Well, it will be tough, but he can do it. The last time they played was in Dubai and David was still injured, so who knows. Maybe David can beat him now ;)

Zetlandsk
09-16-2004, 11:11 AM
Can't muck around with the Shark and if doesn't lift his game, Nieminen will eat him in straight sets, though he is coming off an injury layoff as well.

*Ljubica*
09-16-2004, 11:11 AM
OK, I hope these early struggles give him some much-needed confidence.

So do I Sigma - coming back from injury is always hard - matches don't go as easily as they should, and the only way you can gain match fitness and confidence is to keep io playing them AND winning them. I am proud of David for winning two matches in one day - and both 3 setters too - he must be tired - hope he relaxes well tonight. Nieminen will be hard but he has done better than expected to get to the Quarter Final - so well done David :)

sigmagirl91
09-16-2004, 11:12 AM
Can't muck around with the Shark and if doesn't lift his game, Nieminen will eat him in straight sets, though he is coming off an injury layoff as well.

We can only hope that those two matches has toughened him up a little. We'll see though.

Zetlandsk
09-16-2004, 11:15 AM
We can only hope that those two matches has toughened him up a little. We'll see though.

It's not like they don't know each other and have had some tough battles, the 2003 US Open for one and this will be a good test for him.

He better warm down properly, so he doesn't wake up stiff and not ready to play.

sigmagirl91
09-16-2004, 11:17 AM
It's not like they don't know each other and have had some tough battles, the 2003 US Open for one and this will be a good test for him.

He better warm down properly, so he doesn't wake up stiff and not ready to play.

Yes, most definitely. We don't want to run into more injury problems because of improper "technique", for lack of a better word here. Let's hope he rests well today, and be ready to get up and at 'em tomorrow.

Zetlandsk
09-16-2004, 11:18 AM
Yes, most definitely. We don't want to run into more injury problems because of improper "technique", for lack of a better word here. Let's hope he rests well today, and be ready to get up and at 'em tomorrow.

He has seen enough injury this season, but he needs to play as many matches as possible.

*Ljubica*
09-16-2004, 11:26 AM
I think all in all, Nieminen may prove too strong for David tomorrow - but it's hard coming back from injury and regaining much-needed confidence, so every win this week will have helped David regain his former good form. If he loses to Jarkko tomorrow I'll still be proud of him for sticking to his task today and winning two tough 3-setters when he obviously wasn't playing at his best. Well Done David :worship:

jazz_girl
09-16-2004, 11:32 AM
I agree with you Rosie, he has done great so far! :worship:

novanora
09-16-2004, 11:53 AM
i think his game will be arranged in center court of tomorrow's game, coz he is the highest seed left now. so try the live tv link i gave u, if it is available.....maybe you will see his match live
http://tv.yakuweb.net/xingkongsports_tv.asp

i will let u know if tomorrow's oop is out.

jazz_girl
09-16-2004, 12:01 PM
Thank you so much Nova!!! I'll try to stay awake to see him...or wake up early...

sigmagirl91
09-16-2004, 12:11 PM
I think all in all, Nieminen may prove too strong for David tomorrow - but it's hard coming back from injury and regaining much-needed confidence, so every win this week will have helped David regain his former good form. If he loses to Jarkko tomorrow I'll still be proud of him for sticking to his task today and winning two tough 3-setters when he obviously wasn't playing at his best. Well Done David :worship:

I wouldn't totally count David out, Rosie. David may surprise us, who knows.

Zetlandsk
09-16-2004, 12:13 PM
What's noqui?

I think he means ñoqui.

jazz_girl
09-16-2004, 12:17 PM
Ok, but why should I be a ñoqui? I don't know in what way he means it...Ñoqui is a food and it's also the way we call people that get paid without working...

Zetlandsk
09-16-2004, 12:20 PM
Ok, but why should I be a ñoqui? I don't know in what way he means it...Ñoqui is a food and it's also the way we call people that get paid without working...

Maybe it's a reference to the fact that 99.9% of Buenos Aires has an Italian parent.

jazz_girl
09-16-2004, 12:27 PM
Didn't know people call it like that ;)

sigmagirl91
09-16-2004, 12:29 PM
Ok, but why should I be a ñoqui? I don't know in what way he means it...Ñoqui is a food and it's also the way we call people that get paid without working...

That, in English, is called a "freeloader".

Zetlandsk
09-16-2004, 12:30 PM
Didn't know people call it like that ;)

I think 99,9 is an exaggeration, but nearly everyone seems to have at least one Italian parent in B.A. Then again the mix of Spanish/Italian definitely gives the city a mind of its own. :)

*Ljubica*
09-16-2004, 12:39 PM
i think his game will be arranged in center court of tomorrow's game, coz he is the highest seed left now. so try the live tv link i gave u, if it is available.....maybe you will see his match live
http://tv.yakuweb.net/xingkongsports_tv.asp

i will let u know if tomorrow's oop is out.

Thanks Nova - I personally hope it's early so I can watch before work.

FryslanBoppe
09-16-2004, 12:45 PM
Didn't know people call it like that ;)

I used it as a wrong term and Zet explained my stupidity and btw, congrats on your moderator status.

FryslanBoppe
09-16-2004, 12:46 PM
I think all in all, Nieminen may prove too strong for David tomorrow - but it's hard coming back from injury and regaining much-needed confidence, so every win this week will have helped David regain his former good form. If he loses to Jarkko tomorrow I'll still be proud of him for sticking to his task today and winning two tough 3-setters when he obviously wasn't playing at his best. Well Done David :worship:

Still a long way to go, but at least he is winning matches, and the goal is to win matches and lose kilos.

*Ljubica*
09-16-2004, 01:04 PM
Still a long way to go, but at least he is winning matches, and the goal is to win matches and lose kilos.

Hopefully one will follow naturally after the other. Anyway - I am sitting here at my desk eating chocolate this afternoon so I can't really moan about David's weight can I :p

FryslanBoppe
09-16-2004, 01:09 PM
Hopefully one will follow naturally after the other. Anyway - I am sitting here at my desk eating chocolate this afternoon so I can't really moan about David's weight can I :p

You are not a pro on the ATP, on the WTA you can get away with it.

novanora
09-16-2004, 01:19 PM
i have read our news report about david's game vs LU today. it said he was impatient, complained much to the umpire, and throw the racquet, especially when he was behind in the first set, describing how bad temper he has. Definitly, our press don't know it's usual to him. ;)

FryslanBoppe
09-16-2004, 01:20 PM
Not before 18:00
Jarkko NIEMINEN vs David NALBANDIAN (Finally you made the Center Court, Nalby!)

Raquel
09-16-2004, 01:25 PM
Well done David on coming through a couple of very tight matches for the first time he has won consecutive matches since Roland Garros :)

Good Luck in the QFs David :yeah:

novanora
09-16-2004, 01:39 PM
Not before 18:00
Jarkko NIEMINEN vs David NALBANDIAN (Finally you made the Center Court, Nalby!)
great, that's the live tv broadcast time, and 18:00 means i have come back home from school yet, so can catch it!~~~

jazz_girl
09-16-2004, 01:43 PM
I think 99,9 is an exaggeration, but nearly everyone seems to have at least one Italian parent in B.A. Then again the mix of Spanish/Italian definitely gives the city a mind of its own. :)
My great grandparents are Italian and Spanish ;)

FryslanBoppe
09-16-2004, 01:46 PM
My great grandparents are Italian and Spanish ;)

Is that why you are so attractive then?

I remember I helped GWH with a thing about the descent of the Argentine players and the vast majority were Italian.

Coria, Gaudio, Squillari, Nalbandian (Armenian/Italian) Calleri and Monaco for example.

jazz_girl
09-16-2004, 01:47 PM
Not before 18:00
Jarkko NIEMINEN vs David NALBANDIAN (Finally you made the Center Court, Nalby!)
Yay!!! I will wake up early and watch it!
Vamos David!!!

*Ljubica*
09-16-2004, 01:47 PM
You are not a pro on the ATP, on the WTA you can get away with it.

No because I would be too scared of you and GWH making me run up and down sandhills all day :eek:

Hmmm - 18.00 - that's 11.00am here - may have to "pull a few strings" like working from home to watch it!!!

novanora
09-16-2004, 01:48 PM
OOP tomorrow

Center Court
Match Start At 11:00
[ITF women's single match]

Not before 13:00
Mikhail YOUZHNY vs Dominik HRBATY

Not before 15:30
Hyung-Taik LEE vs Paradorn SRICHAPHAN

Not before 18:00
Jarkko NIEMINEN vs David NALBANDIAN

Not before 19:30
Marat Safin vs Kevin KIM

jazz_girl
09-16-2004, 01:49 PM
I used it as a wrong term and Zet explained my stupidity and btw, congrats on your moderator status.
Thanks! :wavey:

jazz_girl
09-16-2004, 01:50 PM
I think it will be 7 am here, so I can follow it with you guys! :)

FryslanBoppe
09-16-2004, 01:50 PM
No because I would be too scared of you and GWH making me run up and down sandhills all day :eek:

Hmmm - 18.00 - that's 11.00am here - may have to "pull a few strings" like working from home to watch it!!!

No, I wouldn't do that to you at all, don't know about the other guy though.

Well, good luck with work and it looks like more overtime for you then.

*Ljubica*
09-16-2004, 02:04 PM
No, I wouldn't do that to you at all, don't know about the other guy though.

Well, good luck with work and it looks like more overtime for you then.

They owe me here BIG TIME :devil: I've worked 24/7 since June - so they can let me work from home tomorrow to enable me to write reports in "peace and quiet" :p so I can watch David. So have no fear FryslanBoppe - I am very good at getting my own way :angel:

FryslanBoppe
09-16-2004, 02:06 PM
They owe me here BIG TIME :devil: I've worked 24/7 since June - so they can let me work from home tomorrow to enable me to write reports in "peace and quiet" :p so I can watch David. So have no fear FryslanBoppe - I am very good at getting my own way :angel:

Time to call in that favour then, and Basle has just got better Gaston and Mariano will be there. Can't go wrong with Roger and David plus these guys and you should write these reports in peace.

sigmagirl91
09-16-2004, 02:06 PM
I think it will be 7 am here, so I can follow it with you guys! :)

It will be 6am here, so I guess I'll be on at around 6:30am to cheer with you guys.

*Ljubica*
09-16-2004, 02:18 PM
Time to call in that favour then, and Basle has just got better Gaston and Mariano will be there. Can't go wrong with Roger and David plus these guys and you should write these reports in peace.

Unfortunately I can only go to the last 4 days of Basel as I need to be in England from Monday to Wednesday of that week, so they had better all stay in til I get there. Still I will be in Madrid and Paris and (hopefully) Vienna, so can't complain!

crimson
09-16-2004, 03:31 PM
Good luck to David in his match tomorrow, hopefully he will win and keep the momentum going into the weekend. :) I would love to see him win the title, he really deserves to win one again. He was playing so well this season until the injuries got him in the summer :sad: but hopefully he will have a good indoors season this autumn. :yeah:

crigazzio
09-16-2004, 03:49 PM
Great to see that he´s winning again!!!! specially today ;)
I hope to see him in the SF for Fox Sport....

*Ljubica*
09-16-2004, 04:11 PM
Great to see that he´s winning again!!!! specially today ;)
I hope to see him in the SF for Fox Sport....

Yes - it's a nice present for you - HAPPY BIRTHDAY :bdaycake:

bianco
09-16-2004, 04:11 PM
I haven't read all of your posts in this thread, so my post may sound a bit out of conversation. Anyway, this is my first ever post on this site and I decided to post it here:)
I went to China Open today primarily to see Juan Carlos Ferrero but I ended up as a new Nalby's fan.
First saw his match against a Danish player whose name I didn't pay much attention to. The Danish won 2nd set but he was too impatient to win the whole match.
And then in the afternoon saw David play against Lu. I must admit that he did look impatient during the first 2 sets. He talked to himself a lot and talked to the umpire a lot. I don't speak Spanish so I really couldn't understand what he was saying. But I guess, perhaps it was just his trick to distract Lu's attention and to slow down the match a bit. If it was true, then it certainly paid off.
I didn't stay there to see the final set due to other urgent stuff. And I don't think David has shown 100% of his ability since it was just 2nd round. As a new fan of him, I do hope he can make it to the final and get the first ever champion of China Open.

Ahhhh, I know I talked loads of rubbish. I was just happy to see him win. Sorry for such a long post.

jazz_girl
09-16-2004, 04:16 PM
Hi Bianco!!!! And welcome to the forum!
It's so nice to have a new fan here. :wavey:
Well, David's been having lots of injuries this year, and although I couldn't see those matches yet, I'm sure he didn't play at his best. It's gonna take a while till he gets the timing he's needing back. ;)
Anyway, I agree with you, I hope he can win the tournament, although he has tough matches ahead.

novanora
09-16-2004, 04:17 PM
hi, bianco, are u from beijing? welcome!

jazz_girl
09-16-2004, 04:18 PM
FELIZ CUMPLE CECI!!!!!!! :hug:

novanora
09-16-2004, 04:22 PM
i have just watched the repeat of his match vs LU. he does not look good, coz the problem of the umpire, the court, and the spectators didn't cheer for him. and he looks so tired after two matches a day. you know, he must adapt the time difference quickly. his serve is still not good, but better than US open i think. too unforced errors, guess it has the relations with tireness. i hope he can have a good rest! coz jarkko won't miss good chance of defeat him. and if he played like today, so very dangerous.

i will translate his interview after match tomorrow, it's very late and i have school. so just wait ;)

jazz_girl
09-16-2004, 04:25 PM
I can imagine what he was saying :o Anyway, I hope he can rest, he needs to focus if he wants to advance here.

*Ljubica*
09-16-2004, 04:26 PM
Welcome Bianco :wavey: Hope to hear from you lots more in the future :)

novanora
09-16-2004, 04:28 PM
I can imagine what he was saying :o Anyway, I hope he can rest, he needs to focus if he wants to advance here.
me too. he talked a lot to the umpire, i don't understand spanish, but i did know.....he looks really tired, often knock his head to keep calm. poor david :sad:

bianco
09-16-2004, 04:31 PM
Hello to all!
Yeah I'm from Beijing. I forgot to say that I took some pictures of David on court today. But since I can't afford to buy a digital camera, it may take a while to show my pics to you, but I'll do it as quickly as possible.
I didn't know he's been having a lots of injuries this year. Hope he will overcome all of them soon.
i have just watched the repeat of his match vs LU as well. He does looked tired really. I remember in the morning when he lost the 2nd set to the Danish, he was not as impatient as in the afternoon. In fact, he looked quite balanced at that time. So his behaviors in the afternoon must have sth. to do with the tireness. Damn the schedule of the match!

jazz_girl
09-16-2004, 04:32 PM
It must be frustrating to him too, because I'm sure he wants to go to Houston and he's expecting to do great at the european season, and maybe he's noticing that he's not doing as well as he thought he would. He must rest, and relax! There's no need to rush to anything, he doesn't need to be in Houston to prove how great he is! He needs to calm down.
Well guys, I'm off to school now, talk to you later! :wavey:

jazz_girl
09-16-2004, 04:34 PM
Hello to all!
Yeah I'm from Beijing. I forgot to say that I took some pictures of David on court today. But since I can't afford to buy a digital camera, it may take a while to show my pics to you, but I'll do it as quickly as possible.
I didn't know he's been having a lots of injuries this year. Hope he will overcome all of them soon.
i have just watched the repeat of his match vs LU as well. He does looked tired really. I remember in the morning when he lost the 2nd set to the Danish, he was not as impatient as in the afternoon. In fact, he looked quite balanced at that time. So his behaviors in the afternoon must have sth. to do with the tireness. Damn the schedule of the match!
Thanks a lot Bianco.
Actually I agree, it must have something to do with tiredness, maybe he wanted to win that match really fast and he realized he couldn't do it...Ok, now I'm off!

novanora
09-16-2004, 04:35 PM
totally agree, jazz
good luck to your school!!! :hug: