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Toronto R1 Nalbandian def Ferrer 7-5 3-6 6-3

viruzzz
08-10-2010, 07:26 PM
Epic fight... So much breaks in 3rd set.
:worship: The king :worship:

fabolous
08-10-2010, 07:27 PM
shit match, important win.

alter ego
08-10-2010, 07:27 PM
WTA stuff.

tennishero
08-10-2010, 07:28 PM
nalbandian made over 57 unforced errors and still won :)

tyruk14
08-10-2010, 07:28 PM
Too many breaks of serve for my liking, but that was bound to happen when you have two great returners going blow-for-blow behind every serve.

TheBoiledEgg
08-10-2010, 07:28 PM
Nalbandian coming back now is best thing to happen in 2010

one gimp beaten, another gimp next

Cloudygirl
08-10-2010, 07:29 PM
18 winners 57 unforced errors and he still won.

I lolled.

emotion
08-10-2010, 07:29 PM
Ferrer is so mentally weak.
So sad, he used to be really good.

viruzzz
08-10-2010, 07:29 PM
WTA stuff.

hahahahaha :D
True, but it was cool to live.

Priam
08-10-2010, 07:30 PM
Dave found a way to win even with the UEs. Has to improve his level for sure. Great for tennis that he's back!

philosophicalarf
08-10-2010, 07:31 PM
Mugfest 3rd set. Nalby looking a bit out of gas, Ferrer just fell apart repeatedly - but then if you play clay exhos the week before, perhaps a bit much to expect playing decent stuff on Deco now.

garytennis
08-10-2010, 07:31 PM
Ferrer has lost a chance to come back to the top 10.

navy75
08-10-2010, 07:32 PM
It's a great win for Nalbandian (particularly coming off the heels of his title in Washington), but I now have serious questions about his fitness once again. Just as in years past, Nalbandian has the shots and ability to hang with anybody, but his level of play seems to severely drop as the match lengthens. I am now convinced that he is not a contender for the USO, as there is no way that he could off multiple best of five set match wins against the top players in his current shape. It's a shame too, as I am a tremendous fan of Nalbandian's clean ball striking.

straitup
08-10-2010, 07:32 PM
Not the prettiest match but that's what happens with this matchup. 18-57 is not a good ratio at all :help:

Good win for Nalbandian though, this was a very tough first round draw especially after a long week in DC

Orka_n
08-10-2010, 07:32 PM
Just got home but apparently I didn't miss much.

Glad David won, though. :D

Dini
08-10-2010, 07:32 PM
Match of utter crap quality. Ferrer unable to hold in the 3rd set after a decent 2nd set and Nalbandian really trying to set a record for unforced errors. I really thought he was done after the 2nd set and after each time he got re-broken in the decider. :unsure: Now it's important for Nalby to rest but he does need to practice the smashes (those two he missed :o) and generally just his net play was sloppy. What matters though is the win and his streak continues. Robredo is more than beatable, too.

kyleskywalker007
08-10-2010, 07:33 PM
Nalbandian coming back now is best thing to happen in 2010

one gimp beaten, another gimp next

This.

Shit year for tennis, unless your name is Rafa of course :angel:

Funny thing is Dave seems serious in this comeback:)

ORGASMATRON
08-10-2010, 07:34 PM
shitty match. encouraging sign for dave to win this though. boredo next so he has a good chance to win that too. go dave!

FormerRafaFan
08-10-2010, 07:35 PM
Mugfest 3rd set. Nalby looking a bit out of gas, Ferrer just fell apart repeatedly

+1. It looked like Ferrer just fell apart after 2-2 in the third set. I don't know what happened. It looked like he was back in the match again, but then Nalby got his act together and started to play even better, so Ferrer was toast.

Nalby looks more fit than he has recently, but I still think he has some improvments to do fitness wise, because he looked tired out there at times..

FormerRafaFan
08-10-2010, 07:38 PM
This.

Shit year for tennis, unless your name is Rafa of course :angel:

Funny thing is Dave seems serious in this comeback:)

Yep. I know I've said it many times before, but this is great for the Argentine tennis. Players like Monaco and Delpo are out due to injuries, so it's nice to see other Argentine players step it up, and especially Nalbandian for making such a strong comeback.

Sapeod
08-10-2010, 07:43 PM
nalbandian made over 57 unforced errors and still won :)
Shows how bad the match was. :o
Nalbandian coming back now is best thing to happen in 2010

one gimp beaten, another gimp next
Playing like this, he'll have no chance against Soderling or Murray.
Ferrer is so mentally weak.
So sad, he used to be really good.
This had nothing to do with being mentally weak, he was just playing badly.

green25814
08-10-2010, 07:47 PM
Muggy match, but nalby got through.

The streak continues!

Mario000
08-10-2010, 07:54 PM
Playing like this, he'll have no chance against Soderling or Murray.



Murray won't return nowhere near as Ferrer was returning today. So I think he won't be having problems with his serve against Murray. Of course, first he has to win aginst Soderling/Gulbis

EDIT: oh,I forgot Boredo in 2nd round

scarecrows
08-10-2010, 07:55 PM
wow, that was a horrible match

Smoke944
08-10-2010, 07:56 PM
wow, that was a horrible match

wta stuff

Sapeod
08-10-2010, 08:00 PM
Murray won't return nowhere near as Ferrer was returning today. So I think he won't be having problems with his serve against Murray. Of course, first he has to win aginst Soderling/Gulbis

EDIT: oh,I forgot Boredo in 2nd round
You have no idea what you're talking about.
Murray is a better returner than Ferrer.
Nalbandian, if he can get past Soderling (Which I doubt very much) will have a very hard time against Murray.
And he won't win.

Schu
08-10-2010, 08:00 PM
Crappy match but WOnderful result!

Didn't think Dave could last 3 with Ferrer. I'm loving Fit Dave!

ApproachShot
08-10-2010, 08:05 PM
The scoreline was just as I had predicted. The quality of the match, however, was not. Both players were far from their best but there were times in the third set when it seems either of them could have won.

This is turning into a nice little winning streak for Nalbandian that will do his confidence going into the US Open no harm.

viruzzz
08-10-2010, 08:16 PM
The murray who lost with Sam Q couldn't win over Dave.

Mario000
08-10-2010, 08:20 PM
You have no idea what you're talking about.
Murray is a better returner than Ferrer.
Nalbandian, if he can get past Soderling (Which I doubt very much) will have a very hard time against Murray.
And he won't win.

David just enjoy playing against players like Murray.

tennishero
08-10-2010, 08:29 PM
You have no idea what you're talking about.
Murray is a better returner than Ferrer.
Nalbandian, if he can get past Soderling (Which I doubt very much) will have a very hard time against Murray.
And he won't win.

i see a repeat of 2008, with murray left rolling on the floor.

tennis2tennis
08-10-2010, 08:34 PM
Am I the only one not impressed by David's "come back"?...injuries aside the guys the proverbial underachiver ...he goes AWOL 75% of the year; piles on the pounds; then re-emerges come the hardcourt season gets a few big scalps when players are running on empty only for everyone harps on about how great he is for the game...blah blah blah....truth is Nalbandian will never be a true contender unless he fulfills his potenial and plays great throughout the season.

Arkulari
08-10-2010, 08:47 PM
Am I the only one not impressed by David's "come back"?...injuries aside the guys the proverbial underachiver ...he goes AWOL 75% of the year; piles on the pounds; then re-emerges come the hardcourt season gets a few big scalps when players are running on empty only for everyone harps on about how great he is for the game...blah blah blah....truth is Nalbandian will never be a true contender unless he fulfills his potenial and plays great throughout the season.

I think Nalbandian's BH is a thing of beauty when on, but in general I've never been able to like the guy for several reasons: lack of commitment which translates in being fat, cannot hold himself mentally, his FH is ok but nothing to write home about

I'm not a hater but I do dislike when everybody starts jumping on his bandwagon as if the guy is the second coming :rolleyes:

I mean, he was a great junior and have won his share of big tournaments but since 2007 he hasn't made any real noise :shrug:

Fed=ATPTourkilla
08-10-2010, 08:50 PM
Am I the only one not impressed by David's "come back"?...injuries aside the guys the proverbial underachiver ...he goes AWOL 75% of the year; piles on the pounds; then re-emerges come the hardcourt season gets a few big scalps when players are running on empty only for everyone harps on about how great he is for the game...blah blah blah....truth is Nalbandian will never be a true contender unless he fulfills his potenial and plays great throughout the season.

Unfortunately, this is true. David with his talent really should have won a Slam by now. He isn't noticeably weak mentally either (unlike eg Gasquet) so you have to attribute his lack of success to being a massive donut eating fatass. He looks out of gas already at this tournament. He might be able to heave his massive bulk around the court one last time to get past Robredo but there's no way he's going through Soderling, Murray and Nadal. Bandwagon set to be derailed.

Fed=ATPTourkilla
08-10-2010, 08:57 PM
i see a repeat of 2008, with murray left rolling on the floor.

Obviously you're going to back Nalby but how is a hobby player supposed to beat a professional like Murray who puts himself through a brutal fitness training regime?Remember Nadal v Nalby earlier this year? The first set was close (admittedly only due to Nadal being afraid of Nalby - Nalby's level was pretty poor). Then in set 2 Nalby went to pieces and couldn't stay with him. Nadal said after the match that Nalby was unfit and that his level dropped off.

All Murray would have to do is stay in the match long enough for Nalby's lack of fitness to start showing.

KoOlMaNsEaN
08-10-2010, 09:07 PM
Hits 50+ UE in the match and still wins it.
What an unpredictable match

Stephan
08-10-2010, 09:14 PM
Shows how bad the match was. :o

Playing like this, he'll have no chance against Soderling or Murray.

This had nothing to do with being mentally weak, he was just playing badly.

Did you look ever on H2H of Nalbandian vs Murray or Soda? ;)

:haha:

Mario000
08-10-2010, 09:20 PM
fitness could be the only problem in nalbandian's following matches. How can someone who plays defensive tennis win against Nalbandian?

Stephan
08-10-2010, 10:43 PM
next is Tommy Robredo?

;)

Schu
08-10-2010, 11:20 PM
Am I the only one not impressed by David's "come back"?...injuries aside the guys the proverbial underachiver ...he goes AWOL 75% of the year; piles on the pounds; then re-emerges come the hardcourt season gets a few big scalps when players are running on empty only for everyone harps on about how great he is for the game...blah blah blah....truth is Nalbandian will never be a true contender unless he fulfills his potenial and plays great throughout the season.

Why does every player have to fulfill some arbitrary "potential" to be a fun player to watch and good for the game? It is the very fact that Nalbandian can go AWOL for most of the year and reappear to play incredible, "real" tennis taking out top guys who have been working their ass off all year that makes Nably "good for the game". He's an interesting character who believes there is more to life than being myopic and killing yourself to be #1 or living up to someone else's idea of your potential. I say BRAVO David take out a few more scapls before you disappear again.

It's just the start of hardcourt season, his opponenets better not be out of gas already or they are in worse shape than he is. And BTW despite his injuries Nalby looks like he actually has been working on his fitness - was Nalbandian among the many players that retired in DC and Toronto already?

dombrfc
08-10-2010, 11:36 PM
Cant help but think ferrer looks disinterested on hard

Stephan
08-10-2010, 11:46 PM
Cant help but think ferrer looks disinterested on hard




Federer (3) Del Potro (7) Monfils (17) Almagro (20) Gulbis (29) Kohlschrieber (32) Karlovic (49) Dent (92) Haas (104)
Ferrer (12) Gonzalez (23) Lopez (25) Monaco (28) Dolgopolov (40) Gasquet (48) Brands (66) Ram (98) Blake (115) Acasuso (127) Ward (301)



f-e-r-r-e-r
f-e-d-e-r-e-r

Ariel
08-11-2010, 12:16 AM
Cant help but think ferrer looks disinterested on hard

Could be. I don't know what his problem is. He gave the third set to Nalbandian - just became unstrung. Nal did not play great tennis today. He showed glimpses of what he used to be and could be again. But I am stunned at Ferrer. No excuse with Nalbandian's high unforced error count and sinking energy level.

btw Nalbandian still needs to lose weight. The guy is way too thick in the middle. As it stands now, I can't see him getting through best of five with the top ten at the USO. He's playing a grueling schedule right now and will probably be tired out by the end of August. That's not to say I don't vamos him. I admire his game and wish him the best. It is nice to see him back.

Billabong
08-11-2010, 12:17 AM
lol:p Ferrer:o

Nolby
08-11-2010, 12:20 AM
Nalby!!! :woohoo::woohoo::woohoo:

King David!!! :bowdown::bowdown::bowdown:

9 wins in a row now, Nalby, including Kolya, Misha, arch nemesis Wawrinka, Simon, Cilic and Baggy. :p

As to all the fighting going on in the thread between people who should be friends: Only Shatner can bring peace when a controversial Nalby returns to form:

William Shatner - Rocket Man (1978)
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Caio_Brasil
08-11-2010, 12:24 AM
Vamos!

fran70
08-11-2010, 01:15 AM
Another very important victory for David. Well done :yeah:

Ibracadabra
08-11-2010, 02:28 AM
Looking at their previous meetings, robredo, soderling/murray have no chance against king dave.

FlameOn
08-11-2010, 03:24 AM
:yeah:

*Jean*
08-11-2010, 05:02 AM
David :inlove: Nice fight.
David :hug:

HattonWBA
08-11-2010, 07:46 AM
Great win for nalby to beat a guy like ferrer when not playing his best tennis. Keep it going

Nolby
08-11-2010, 08:07 AM
Nalby is now on a 9 match winning streak. :worship::worship: :worship:

Beating the 12th ranked player in the world, a couple of days after winning 6 straight matches to win the title in D.C. is impressive, no matter how the match analysis is spun. It would appear King David has gotten the full attention of Rogie now, for better or for worse.

jWCoD8XFilQ

MacTheKnife
08-11-2010, 10:16 AM
Nalbandian looked brilliant at times and like he'd rather be somewhere else at others but pulled out the victory. This guy is going cause some sleepless nights this summer for the top guns. He's floating around out there like a land mine.

tennis2tennis
08-11-2010, 12:01 PM
Why does every player have to fulfill some arbitrary "potential" to be a fun player to watch and good for the game? It is the very fact that Nalbandian can go AWOL for most of the year and reappear to play incredible, "real" tennis taking out top guys who have been working their ass off all year that makes Nably "good for the game". He's an interesting character who believes there is more to life than being myopic and killing yourself to be #1 or living up to someone else's idea of your potential. I say BRAVO David take out a few more scapls before you disappear again.

It's just the start of hardcourt season, his opponenets better not be out of gas already or they are in worse shape than he is. And BTW despite his injuries Nalby looks like he actually has been working on his fitness - was Nalbandian among the many players that retired in DC and Toronto already?

Exactly where in my post did I say an underachiever isn’t fun to watch?

All am saying is that their modest triumphs should be celebrated in context.

Rafa, Roger and to a certain extent Nole and Andy play all year, carry preposterous amount of expectations when they fall short everyone hammers them; when they win it’s a given; David goes AWOL comes back, does what he’s suppose to have done all along and win a few matches and he's lauded.

Forehander
08-11-2010, 01:31 PM
a good win, but there was fatigue.

Schu
08-11-2010, 02:04 PM
All am saying is that their modest triumphs should be celebrated in context.

It's MTF - do you really expect reasonable reactions?

And all I'm saying is that the ability to be missing in action for months (either due to injury or lack of committment) and come back to knock out a series of Top 10/20 players in succession is an accomplishment - not to the same degree as Fed or Nadal but for many its a lot more enjoyable to cheer for the "underdog" who shakes up the status quo a bit than the same old names at the top. And I think that is good for tennis.