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Washington 1/2: Nalbandian schools Cilic 6-2 6-2

samanosuke
08-08-2010, 01:26 AM
This match is Cilic's reality .The best indicator of his capability . Brainless player without any variety or gameplan . Serve still improving . Foe week or two he could easily go toe-to-toe with Volandri

.-Federers_Mate-.
08-08-2010, 01:26 AM
Total Domination from Nalby. Outplayed Cilic of the ground easily, bad match up for Marin. Looking good for the title :worship:

habibko
08-08-2010, 01:27 AM
:worship:

Cilic was pathetic, worships Nalby too much and has no confidence against him, Nalby was shaky at times but played well enough to stay in control all match, great stuff, now take the title :rocker2:

delpiero7
08-08-2010, 01:27 AM
Cilic got schooled there. No other way to put it.

Ibracadabra
08-08-2010, 01:27 AM
Too easy, the saturday delight thread in the gamblers longue was pretty funny

Shirogane
08-08-2010, 01:28 AM
:yeah:

Certinfy
08-08-2010, 01:28 AM
Nalbandian was great, Cilic was awful.

WTF with the handshake as well? :retard:

Only good thing about this match was the umpire challenging.

FiBeR
08-08-2010, 01:28 AM
Game Set & Match.
After shaky start (got broken in the opening game) the American from Argentina makes the final of Washington :)

lalaland
08-08-2010, 01:28 AM
That was easy :yeah:

Go get the title, Nalby!

Bilbo
08-08-2010, 01:29 AM
was the umpire challenging himself? :haha:

ArgieFan
08-08-2010, 01:30 AM
Easier than expected. It should be a great match tomorrow against Marquitos...

delpiero7
08-08-2010, 01:30 AM
Apparently odds on Nalby to win the US Open were slashed from 33s to 20s after the 1st set :haha:

GustavoM_Fan
08-08-2010, 01:31 AM
QD2AvSQ0tYA

Roamed
08-08-2010, 01:31 AM
Nalby was mostly great, Cilic was easily intimidated...

the graduate
08-08-2010, 01:31 AM
nALBY IS LOVE

ReturnWinner
08-08-2010, 01:32 AM
Nalbandian played pretty well overall but I hoped more tennis from Cilic.
Nalbandian exposed Cilic weakness, his lack of variety, just hitting big and flat and just destroyed Marin second serve .

delpiero7
08-08-2010, 01:32 AM
Nadal wouldn't have enjoyed watching that :devil: (although I'm guessing he had better stuff to do)

Ozone
08-08-2010, 01:34 AM
Never been a Cilic believer admist all this "Future star" stuff and unless he makes big changes, he will never do anything big. Sorry Marin.

Greystoke
08-08-2010, 01:38 AM
Nalby was a fucking steamroller out there.

Voo de Mar
08-08-2010, 01:39 AM
Good scoreline to laugh at Cilic.

n8
08-08-2010, 01:40 AM
QD2AvSQ0tYA

Thanks for that. I'm getting annoyed how virtually everyone in these videos lists Karlovic! And what's with mentioning Monfils when he hasn't even played him?

misty1
08-08-2010, 01:40 AM
a nice win for david

and a nice week for tennis here with nalbandian having a great week and kuznetsvoa having a great week herself

fran70
08-08-2010, 01:41 AM
Great match played that David who frustrated all intentions showed by Cilic in the first 6 games. It was a big test for him and he clearly overclassed it. Well deserved victory :worship:

Smoke944
08-08-2010, 01:42 AM
As usual, a true pleasure to watch Dave when he is playing well.

moon language
08-08-2010, 01:43 AM
All the talk is normally about Nalbandian's backhand but his forehand was killer today as well.

straitup
08-08-2010, 01:44 AM
:eek: Nalbandian was impressive, Cilic was awful. That umpire challenge was :help: . Good interview after with David.

Should be a great match tomorrow

Ibracadabra
08-08-2010, 01:46 AM
Apparently odds on Nalby to win the US Open were slashed from 33s to 20s after the 1st set :haha:

He was 100/1 last week which i got abit of action of.

Forehander
08-08-2010, 01:49 AM
Nalbandian is GOd

Stephan
08-08-2010, 01:51 AM
http://www.menstennisforums.com/photos/data/512/dcc5.jpg
David "produced" more aces than Cilic :)

Nolby
08-08-2010, 01:53 AM
Nalby was a fucking steamroller out there.

King David is looking mighty impressive out there :worship: :worship::worship:....many of the Top Guns are going to be scared. In the last ep, Fed was freaking out about the "steamrolling" Nalby. I'm betting Rogie and Rafa are stepping up their discussion in light of today's beatdown. Pray that their evil plans will fail and King David continues to march on in full health.

Here is a repeat of Ep 2. Ep 3 cannot be far away at this point: :p

TX3kdrETKig

Great interview with Nalby after the match. It is so encouraging to see him looking happy and confident again. Rogie and Rafa probably threw their respective TVs out their windows during the interview.

fran70
08-08-2010, 01:58 AM
http://www.menstennisforums.com/photos/data/512/dcc5.jpg
David "produced" more aces than Cilic :)

The only negative point is the low percentage of 1st serve as well as it happened against Simon. The rest was almost perfect :)

Rafter_forever
08-08-2010, 02:04 AM
Nalbi!! The best!! The King is back!

Ibracadabra
08-08-2010, 02:05 AM
Anybody know what the kings ranking will be if he wins this title?

tennisfan856
08-08-2010, 02:10 AM
embarrassing performance from cilic, and he has shown me he doesn't have the maturity yet to adjust his game plan in the middle of the match. No aggression shown and he just gifted his shots to nalby, unlike last night. Really surprised to see him lay such an egg but Nalbandian is praised for a reason.

MTF should encase David in a bag of foam, watch every step he makes the next few weeks, then watch him win the U.S. Open. Except for maybe 2 service games, nalby was on cruise control and he will annihilate any pusher he sees at the open

Nolby
08-08-2010, 02:12 AM
Anybody know what the kings ranking will be if he wins this title?

I looked at it last night. He was already around "78" (assuming points are frozen which isn't the case) heading into the match, and if he were to win today (300 pts) would be around "63". So he is currently in the mid 60's.

A title (500 pts) would get him just below 1000 pts total points for the year and he isn't defending any points until next Spring. :D

A title would get him ranked in the mid 40's:

http://stevegtennis.com/rankings/2010/s080210.htm

Ibracadabra
08-08-2010, 02:13 AM
Nalbandian moves up into about 46th position if he wins tomorrow :worship:

n8
08-08-2010, 02:15 AM
Anybody know what the kings ranking will be if he wins this title?

44 or thereabouts.

Ibracadabra
08-08-2010, 02:16 AM
Brilliant, should have a seeding for the us open assuming he wins tomorrow and stays fit.

zlaja777
08-08-2010, 02:20 AM
Keep up, legend. :bigclap:

n8
08-08-2010, 02:23 AM
TX3kdrETKig



I like it how Federer always responds to Rafa with 'Shut the .... up'.

Rafa: do you see the blue thing
Roger: of course you ...... you think I can't see something that big two feet away?
...
Roger: do you see the dynamite?

FiBeR
08-08-2010, 02:30 AM
Brilliant, should have a seeding for the us open assuming he wins tomorrow and stays fit.

32 Benneteau, Julien (FRA) 1,229 0 24
33 Simon, Gilles (FRA) 1,215 0 23
34 Llodra, Michael (FRA) 1,145 0 24


current points:
465

+500 or +300

= 965 or 765

he is around 264 or 464 points short of being seeded as #32 (there will be some absents at the US Open like Del Potro, Tsonga)

So basically he must win the title and make a good run in Canada (SF) or at least 2 QFs in Canada and Cinci (if he is playing cinci)
+360 or +180 x2
(if he wins, a QF and R16 would do it i guess)

ORGASMATRON
08-08-2010, 02:30 AM
jesus fucked up chist, i love this!!!

Ibracadabra
08-08-2010, 02:32 AM
32 Benneteau, Julien (FRA) 1,229 0 24
33 Simon, Gilles (FRA) 1,215 0 23
34 Llodra, Michael (FRA) 1,145 0 24


current points:
465

+500 or +300

= 965 or 765

he is around 264 or 464 points short of being seeded as #32 (there will be some absents at the US Open like Del Potro, Tsonga)

So basically he must win the title and make a good run in Canada (SF) or at least 2 QFs in Canada and Cinci (if he is playing cinci)
+360 or +180 x2
(if he wins, a QF and R16 would do it i guess)
I was implying he will gain enough points in the coming weeks coupled with the injuries.

FiBeR
08-08-2010, 02:33 AM
I was implying he will gain enough points in the coming weeks coupled with the injuries.

i know.. i was calculating how well he needs to do to achieve it

Nolby
08-08-2010, 02:35 AM
I like it how Federer always responds to Rafa with 'Shut the .... up'.

Rafa: do you see the blue thing
Roger: of course you ...... you think I can't see something that big two feet away?
...
Roger: do you see the dynamite?

He seems a wee bit narcissistic in those exclusive videos. :p

Roger: The World is there just to kiss my a**.
Roger: The ends justifies the means, just so long as I get everything, baby!

ORGASMATRON
08-08-2010, 02:36 AM
nalbandian = god

n8
08-08-2010, 02:47 AM
He seems a wee bit narcissistic in those exclusive videos. :p

Roger: The World is there just to kiss my a**.
Roger: The ends justifies the means, just so long as I get everything, baby!

Killer quotes. And it doesn't matter how much abuse Roger dishes out, Rafa still worships him.

Pistolero
08-08-2010, 02:58 AM
What a beatdown. :hatoff:

Nolby
08-08-2010, 03:03 AM
Killer quotes. And it doesn't matter how much abuse Roger dishes out, Rafa still worships him.

I'm sure if someone took Psychology 101, this would all begin to make sense. :lol:

Anyway, not the greatest stuff from Cilic, but happy to see King David back in form. Tomorrow's Final with Baggy has the potential to be extremely entertaining.

I'm more worried Nalby won't have anything left in the gas tank for his first round encounter with Ferru in Toronto next week and that will be a draining match if he does somehow find enough to win it. Tough draw for both guys in Toronto! :sad:

ORGASMATRON
08-08-2010, 03:14 AM
I'm sure if someone took Psychology 101, this would all begin to make sense. :lol:

Anyway, not the greatest stuff from Cilic, but happy to see King David back in form. Tomorrow's Final with Baggy has the potential to be extremely entertaining.

I'm more worried Nalby won't have anything left in the gas tank for his first round encounter with Ferru in Toronto next week and that will be a draining match if he does somehow find enough to win it. Tough draw for both guys in Toronto! :sad:

ferru is insignificant next to the power of the force. he will just have to step aside for real talent.

tennizen
08-08-2010, 03:26 AM
Nalbandian was too good. He didn't give Cilic anytime to rethink his strategy or try different things. d.When Nalby plays like that, it's just too hard to do anything.

Nolby
08-08-2010, 03:26 AM
ferru is insignificant next to the power of the force. he will just have to step aside for real talent.

I like what you're saying here, but I honestly would have preferred him to have to face almost anyone else after 5 consecutive matches this week. Back in 2007, Ferru was the one who took him out of the U.S. Open.

As to the spirit of your message. :yeah: And if he can't get 'em in Toronto, I like a rested Nalby in Cincy. :D

Some of the most competitive matches for Nalby when he was "on fire" back in the day were against Ferru. One of my favorite matches:

Nalbandian vs Ferrer 2007 Master Series Paris QF highlights
I9iULXRi0cM

If I'm a player after a tough week of matches. the "energizer bunny" is not who I want to see across the net in the First Round. :lol:

ORGASMATRON
08-08-2010, 03:32 AM
I like what you're saying here, but I honestly would have preferred him to have to face almost anyone else after 5 consecutive matches this week. Back in 2007, Ferru was the one who took him out of the U.S. Open.

As to the spirit of your message. :yeah: And if he can't get 'em in Toronto, I like a rested Nalby in Cincy. :D

Some of the most competitive matches for Nalby when he was "on fire" back in the day were against Ferru. One of my favorite matches:

Nalbandian vs Ferrer 2007 Master Series Paris QF highlights
I9iULXRi0cM

If I'm a player after a tough week of matches. the "energizer bunny" is not who I want to see across the net in the First Round. :lol:

its pretty damn simple. if ferru wins its cos god was tired. ferru is insignificant next to the power of the force. the force is weak with ferru.

habibko
08-08-2010, 03:46 AM
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Nolby
08-08-2010, 03:50 AM
its pretty damn simple. if ferru wins its cos god was tired. ferru is insignificant next to the power of the force. the force is weak with ferru.

:lol:

I respect Ferru quite a bit regardless. I'm sure there will be rationalizations aplenty for that match from all the fans here on MTF. As both players are supremely talented, it will be a match that will just be a joy to watch.

This week for Tennis fans:

D.C. 500 Final: Nalby vs. Baggy (love both players' respective games :worship: )
First Round Toronto Masters: Nalby vs. Ferru (Ditto :worship: )Time to sit back and just enjoy the Tennis.

tennishero
08-08-2010, 03:52 AM
great win, and nalbandian's forehand is very underrated, partly because his backhand is so good...

ORGASMATRON
08-08-2010, 03:57 AM
great win, and nalbandian's forehand is very underrated, partly because his backhand is so good...

nalbandians GROUNDSTROKES is amazing. period.

Forehander
08-08-2010, 04:07 AM
Nalbandian Is God!!!! Nalbandian Is God!!!!!!!!!

Bad Religion
08-08-2010, 04:46 AM
Cilic was shit as usual, hardcore mug
Actually , I've never seen a good match played by this mug and he is supposed to be the future. Give me a break

leng jai
08-08-2010, 05:44 AM
Retire Haas, getting taken to 5 sets on grass by this clown.

garytennis
08-08-2010, 06:05 AM
When you see the score of the match (Nalbandian vs Cilic) and the others of his (Nalbandian) week, you can think that Gilles Simon is in a very good form, and David Nalbandian is ON FIRE !

The Freak
08-08-2010, 06:57 AM
Cilic was truly awful in this one. Nalbandian played decent but nothing incredible.

Start da Game
08-08-2010, 07:06 AM
this is why nalbandian is such a great player.......with 10% attitude of nadal, he would have easily won 2 slams by now.......in many tennis followers' view, cilic is one of the big players on the tour presently but king david comes out of hibernation and wipes the floor with him.......

*Jean*
08-08-2010, 07:13 AM
David :eek:

The Magician
08-08-2010, 07:26 AM
Cilic is one of the biggest mugs of all time. He was gifted with amazing flexibility and hight and throws it all away with poor technique and mental mugginess. Someone ban this clown who got taken to 5 sets by Tomic :lol:

Forehander
08-08-2010, 08:05 AM
If he can get through David Ferrer in the first round then he will go on a steam roll in toronto.

Allez
08-08-2010, 08:38 AM
Fantastic campaign so far from the Nalbandian. Seems focused. He probably realises he is running out of time. Cilic is a bit one dimensional. He is not the one.

KarlyM
08-08-2010, 08:51 AM
Nice run here for Dave - I hope he wins the title! :yeah:

MARIN! :o

born_on_clay
08-08-2010, 09:07 AM
great result. I didn't expect such a good performance from Davd :)

Ivanatis
08-08-2010, 10:09 AM
despite this loss good to see the incident with that young German player didn't have a big impact on Cilic, semis is not bad

Bundy seems on a mission here

Iván
08-08-2010, 12:07 PM
terrible footwork from cilic.

cilic was like putty in bandy's hand.

RIboy
08-08-2010, 12:50 PM
:haha:

debby
08-08-2010, 01:12 PM
Nalbandian played great.
Cilic was not great but even with a good tennis, he would have still lost. Nalbandian too good for him.

MacTheKnife
08-08-2010, 01:15 PM
Good to see Nalbandian playing this well. Hope he can keep it up. He will be scary at the USO going in there unseeded..

debby
08-08-2010, 01:16 PM
Good to see Nalbandian playing this well. Hope he can keep it up. He will be scary at the USO going in there unseeded..

If he wins the title, he will bump to #45.
So if he makes a good show at both Toronto and Cincy, maybe he will get a seed for the US Open.

nole_no1
08-08-2010, 01:32 PM
Nalbandian was great:worship:Cilic was bad that's right but Nalbandian played very well
Good luck in the final David:woohoo:

B.z.A.
08-08-2010, 03:14 PM
Next time when Čilić plays on American HC soil, I'd rather go to sleep!

Filo V.
08-08-2010, 03:23 PM
Dahveed was good, but amazing is pushing it a bit. He was playing very well but obviously Cilic was intimidated, Marin played nervous, it's a good match-up for David, and David has confidence and when he's confident and fit, he's simply better than Marin. So it's a good win, and he and Baghdatis should be a nice match to watch, I expect Dahveed to win comfortably.