Toronto R3: 'King David' dispatches 'SoderPeasent' 4-6 6-4 6-1

08-12-2010, 05:19 PM
Nalbandian in another league.

08-12-2010, 05:20 PM
great stuff Nalby :bounce: :D

08-12-2010, 05:21 PM
Epic stuff. I'm so happy for David.
He's officially back!

Ad Wim
08-12-2010, 05:21 PM
Soderling finally back on earth.

08-12-2010, 05:21 PM
:worship: :worship: :worship:

Nalby was simply unplayable in the 3rd set, what a wonderful comeback this has been, and I'm loving his attitude, hunger and desire to win, what a legend!

08-12-2010, 05:21 PM

08-12-2010, 05:21 PM
:worship: Dave :worship:

08-12-2010, 05:21 PM
KING DAVE :worship:

SoderPeasent :spit:

Nalby needs to cut down on the unforced errors still but good lord, he is playing magnificently. Rafa is probably shitting himself at the thought of the Cincy draw.

08-12-2010, 05:21 PM
Nice ****** in the final set:drool:

08-12-2010, 05:22 PM
Fat Dave you fucking Legend! King of all GOATs!

All hail the king! :worship:

08-12-2010, 05:22 PM
to good from daveGOAT. struggled to find his game in the first set but after that it was all over for soderpeasent :bigwave:

08-12-2010, 05:23 PM
tennis giving me a real headache these days:sad:

congrats to david though he will be back up where he belongs

08-12-2010, 05:23 PM
Really hope Nalby can take out Murray. Impressive win today. :)

08-12-2010, 05:23 PM
he will be seeded for US OPEN if he continues like this

Great performance

Johnny Groove
08-12-2010, 05:23 PM
The King has returned.

08-12-2010, 05:23 PM
From the ground he played well throughout the match just like in his last matches but he still needs to improve on his service games lowering his number of double faults

08-12-2010, 05:23 PM
1 match away of USO seedage!

08-12-2010, 05:24 PM
impressive third set! soderling outclassed

08-12-2010, 05:24 PM
That last game was insane. Nalbandian's returns...

08-12-2010, 05:24 PM
Well done David...continues his streak

Tough matchup for Robin

08-12-2010, 05:24 PM
lol look at the bandwagon. I'm happy for David though, obviously deserves to be seeded at USO.

08-12-2010, 05:25 PM
great going David. Welcome back.

I think he beats Murray in the next round but his run comes to an end against Rafa in the SF. We will see. Enjoy today david - Go wild with a torontonian hooker :) You earned it.

leave your backhand at home though might kill her otherwise haha

08-12-2010, 05:27 PM
Nalbandian was just awful first set, kept exploding and breaking himself, despite being clearly the better player. The last of the set was PHM-like, starting with two doubles.

Good sign of his physical condition and mental stamina he got better as the match went on though.

08-12-2010, 05:27 PM
Uh oh. Watch out ATP tour. When Nalbandian gets on a roll, he can be unstoppable.

08-12-2010, 05:27 PM
Awesome stuff.

Li Ching Yuen
08-12-2010, 05:28 PM
Dave is brilliant. The way he is playing, he is definitely Top8 material, and he might have the chance to clinch a spot there with the Us Open and the indoors masters.

08-12-2010, 05:30 PM
he will feast on the murray 2nd serve.

Filo V.
08-12-2010, 05:30 PM
Great attitude, determination and willpower from David, that is the most impressive from him during this run, no let ups. Today, Robin was outplaying him and David was making some errors, but he kept his aggressive game plan, served so much better throughout the match, moved well and made it hard for Robin to consistently attack, and basically wore Robin down, exposed his movement badly, and was on a different level.

Right now I still think people are overrating him a bit in terms of what he can do at the US Open, but he sure is fucking impressive.

08-12-2010, 05:31 PM
he will feast on the murray 2nd serve.And it tastes goood. :toothy:

08-12-2010, 05:31 PM
Didn't see him play last week and was sceptical but he really is playing well, making Soderling's serve look like nothing. Hopefully he grabs a seed for USO, for everyone's sake.

Winston's Human
08-12-2010, 05:33 PM
Nalbandian is making me want to believe!

08-12-2010, 05:33 PM
Ball ****** fails again

11th consecutive win for Argentinian

08-12-2010, 05:34 PM
I want to see an indoor match between these two. Nalby keeps rolling on.

Guy Haines
08-12-2010, 05:36 PM
Nalbandian is a better tennis player than Soderling. His game is much more solid. Simon came closer to beating him.

Have to wonder again if Del Potro's win last year lit a fire under Nalbandian's ass. He should make it his mission to keep the USO title in Argentina, instead of again underperforming at the major that suits him best.

These three-set wins are good for him, because he'll need a combo of endurance and confidence to raise hell in New York.

08-12-2010, 05:37 PM
I think that finally Soderling couldn't stand the suffocating heat.

08-12-2010, 05:39 PM
This match happened way too early in the tournament :sad:.

Great for David :yeah:. Been a fan since I started following tennis.

Robin :sad:. I had you winning in my draw challenge :p.

08-12-2010, 05:40 PM
Great match from King David! 11 wins in a row now! Congrats. :bowdown: :bowdown: :bowdown:

As someone mentioned before, his game and returning skills just got better and better as the match went on. The third set was classic Nalby.

Soderking. :sad: I guess someone had to lose today, but for 2 sets this match was pretty even.

08-12-2010, 05:42 PM
Brad Gilbert made Nalbandian the 3rd favorite for the USO.....

08-12-2010, 05:46 PM
Vamos David !!!
Great win !
Tennis is alive :D

08-12-2010, 05:48 PM
Brad Gilbert made Nalbandian the 3rd favorite for the USO.....

Bandwagonning much? :lol:

If David is playing his best, he's definitely a top contender. But I'm half expecting him to get injured and pull out of the USO so he can be healthy for DC.

08-12-2010, 05:48 PM
the worst thing nalby can do now is play too much tennis. He better be off next week

08-12-2010, 05:50 PM
Worth mentioning that Nalby's overall record is now 20-3 for 2010. :yeah:

08-12-2010, 05:50 PM
Kinda sad Soderling couldn't challenge more, but I guess Nalbandian - once he found his first serve - was just too brutal. His returns in the 3rd set were madness.

He'll give Murray all sorts of trouble but it'll depend so much on trying to end the rallies as soon as possible. AM can easily wear him down. Then again, we thought he'd lose to Ferrer after playing a lot of tennis recently and he's in the quarters already.

08-12-2010, 05:59 PM
Well done David.

08-12-2010, 06:13 PM
David :inlove:
Robin :hug:

08-12-2010, 06:17 PM
Nalbandian will have a 3-0 record against Murray soon.

08-12-2010, 06:27 PM
Another win tomorrow and David will be seeded at the US Open for sure !

08-12-2010, 06:40 PM
Lets hope Nalby follows this up and don't fold like a cheap tent physically against Murray.

08-12-2010, 06:42 PM
Good playing from Nalby, impressive even with the shaky first set. Not a lot of players have it in them to beat Soderling, but Nalby clearly proved that he can. I'm glad he's continuing his wonderful form lately!

08-12-2010, 06:53 PM
Another win tomorrow and David will be seeded at the US Open for sure !

it will be very good news :)

08-12-2010, 07:07 PM
good job from Nalby!!! He can win the tournament!

08-12-2010, 07:12 PM
Safe to say Ferrer and Soderling were the biggest losers in this draw... Meanwhile Lu and Kohlschreiber play for a quarter spot ^^ Don't even have to look at the draws anymore, just need to say which quarter Robin is in and you know it will be the hardest. Rafa will safely reach the semis where the opponent will have 2-3 tough matchups behind him.

08-12-2010, 07:14 PM
Nalby handled the pace well, as usual redirected them for winners and was really aggressive.

08-12-2010, 07:15 PM
This Nalbandian is good.

08-12-2010, 07:23 PM
:D rest well king. Rest well

08-12-2010, 07:32 PM

08-12-2010, 08:19 PM
David :yeah: :hearts:

08-12-2010, 08:22 PM
Nalbandian to win Canada?

The Magician
08-12-2010, 08:23 PM
Nalby is the only one playing well enough to deserve a win here, except Lu I guess :lol: Hope he wins toronto and earns his seeding at USO :yeah:

08-12-2010, 08:33 PM
Nalbandian's biggest test in Washington came in QF when he faced Gilles Simon (future DC contester). Maybe he will have to face Monfils as well (he holds a negative H2H and could be easily the most crucial match for his title aspirations) as the biggest test and DC preview

I fear Monfils more than Murray tbh

08-12-2010, 08:47 PM
I can't see Murray - Monfils because it's not on TV here in Argentina. For those who saw David today and are seeing Murray now, in case Muray defeats Monfils, do you think David has great chances against Murray?

08-12-2010, 09:06 PM
Another week, another one of my draws f'ed up by Dave! :haha:
Keep going Dave! :worship:

"SoderPeasent" :haha:

08-12-2010, 09:12 PM
Murray is serving at 50% which is good news for the GOAT. Dave will utterly crush Murray's second serve. He will probably win a higher % of points on it than on his own first serve.

Ad Wim
08-12-2010, 09:29 PM
Soderling was feasting on all the injured players. Nalbi is better than him if fit, was clear today.

08-12-2010, 10:32 PM
What a player.

08-12-2010, 10:40 PM
Soderling did well to win a set. He kinda went away in the 3rd though :tape:
Nalbandian continuing his great run :yeah: hopefully he won't be tired for the USO though :unsure:

08-12-2010, 10:55 PM
just 24% 2nd serve points won by soderlame. nably continues to eat them for lunch.

Michael Bluth
08-12-2010, 11:27 PM
I remember their match in Paris back in 2008, Nalbandian was just toying with Murray the entire time. Hopefully we see a repeat of that performance tomorrow.

08-12-2010, 11:39 PM
Such another big victory for David on this delayed but dreamed comeback :worship:. All this goes day by day so will see what happens tomorrow with Murray.

Some people are already speaking about David chances in the US Open but this is too early to think about it.

This is time just to enjoy what he is doing right now and see in two weeks what happens there. ENJOY ;)

08-13-2010, 01:02 AM
When he wants, he's the best. Too bad he didn't care about tennis at 100%.

08-13-2010, 01:20 AM
Nalby!!! nice win :worship:, now please beat Murray!!!

bad luck soderling!!!

Brick Top
08-13-2010, 01:32 AM
Nalby went crazy

08-13-2010, 07:26 AM
That third set was exhibition stuff from David.

08-13-2010, 09:32 AM

08-13-2010, 10:26 AM
epic stuff from nalbandian