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jazz_girl
10-04-2004, 09:25 PM
There has been some news about this tournament. I know it's early, but I thought we should start a thread :)
http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2004/tennis/10/04/CA.trophy.ap/index.html
Vienna: Nalbandian becomes top seed, Moya out

VIENNA, Austria (AP) -- With Spain's Carlos Moya surprisingly withdrawing from the CA Trophy tennis tournament starting next week, organizers moved Argentine David Nalbandian up to top seed on Monday.

"After Carlos Moya had to pull out with a shoulder injury, we decided to put David (to the) top," event organizer Peter Feigl said.

Nalbandian was placed ahead of Chile's Nicolas Massu. Massu, the 2004 Olympic champion, will celebrate his 25th birthday on the opening day of the tournament, which runs from Oct. 10-17.

The world's top-ranked player, Roger Federer of Switzerland, will not be able to defend his title in Vienna for a third consecutive time as "he is traveling to Asia for his sponsors at that time of year," Feigl added.

Tim Henman, who was part of Britain's failed bid to remain in the Davis Cup World Group when it lost a playoff tie on Austrian soil, is ready to fill Federer's shoes, according to Feigl.

"We would like to have Tim play instead of Roger. Henman made a great impression last year and told us, he wanted to come back," Feigl said.

In 2003, Henman reached the semifinals, losing to Moya in two close sets.

Other seeded players are Germany's Australian Open finalist, Rainer Schuettler (3), Spaniard Tommy Robredo (4), Argentina's Juan Ignacio Chela (5), Paradorn Srichaphan of Thailand (6), Guillermo Canas (7), also of Argentina, and Czech Jiri Novak (8).


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*Ljubica*
10-05-2004, 06:32 AM
I'm so excited about going here - my first "live" tournament for 4 months :) It would be exciting to see David as Number 1 there (never been to a tournament where he is Number 1 before!), but I will enjoy it just as much whether he is Number 1 or 2. VAMOS DAVID.

novanora
10-05-2004, 01:02 PM
it seems moya got the should injury when playing DC semi, and he wants to recover completely before madrid, which he focuses on winning his second TMS this year. so it will be a tight schedule for david with 5 weeks non-stop playing until the end of the year: japan, vienna, madrid, basel and paris. but vienna is worth looking forward to :) also that means there should be a tight tennis trip schedule for Rosie :lol: so, enjoy them!!!

also good luck to willy and jiri, it's so nice to see your names again in the vienna entry list :D

Björki
10-05-2004, 01:15 PM
Rosie you are going? great.
Have a lot of fun. I hope David is going to win. :)

*Ljubica*
10-05-2004, 01:27 PM
it seems moya got the should injury when playing DC semi, and he wants to recover completely before madrid, which he focuses on winning his second TMS this year. so it will be a tight schedule for david with 5 weeks non-stop playing until the end of the year: japan, vienna, madrid, basel and paris. but vienna is worth looking forward to :) also that means there should be a tight tennis trip schedule for Rosie :lol: so, enjoy them!!!

also good luck to willy and jiri, it's so nice to see your names again in the vienna entry list :D

You're right Nova - a week in Vienna, 4 days in Madrid, 3 days in Basel and a week in Paris :) Will report in here as and when I can.

bovenbuuf
10-05-2004, 01:30 PM
that is really a lot Rosie.. well hope he plays well at all tournements and that you can see some nice matches! Have fun..

jazz_girl
10-05-2004, 01:31 PM
LOL! Rosie, do you consider it as a vacation? because it looks like you're gonna be back more stressed than when you left ;)
Have a great time!

sigmagirl91
10-05-2004, 02:49 PM
I hope, Rosie, that you can get a lot of pics and a lot of "hellos" in from us.

*Ljubica*
10-05-2004, 05:54 PM
LOL! Rosie, do you consider it as a vacation? because it looks like you're gonna be back more stressed than when you left ;)
Have a great time!

I will need another vacation after it to recover!!!!

jazz_girl
10-05-2004, 10:13 PM
Maybe a nice week in a spa with David? Nah, you'll need another vacations too recover from that one :devil:

sigmagirl91
10-05-2004, 11:13 PM
Maybe a nice week in a spa with David? Nah, you'll need another vacations too recover from that one :devil:

:haha: :haha: :haha: :haha: :haha:

*Ljubica*
10-06-2004, 06:39 AM
Maybe a nice week in a spa with David? Nah, you'll need another vacations too recover from that one :devil:

I wouldn't ever recover from that one :) Maybe he wouldn't either!

Björki
10-06-2004, 06:49 AM
Rosie have u won the lottery? so many tourneys to come for u :)

*Ljubica*
10-06-2004, 08:08 AM
Rosie have u won the lottery? so many tourneys to come for u :)

I wish Bjorki.......No - I always do this. Work 7 days a week for about 3 months - do lots of overtime, and then go away for 3-4 weeks, spend all my money and come back to start again!!!

bovenbuuf
10-06-2004, 10:28 AM
Well if you work so hard the other weeks, you really have to go to all those tournements, Have a lot of fun.. and well a David who plays well:)

Raquel
10-07-2004, 12:57 AM
:wavey: Rosie have a great time at all these events! *hiding my jealousy the best I can* :p

Good Luck David in Vienna! :)

sigmagirl91
10-07-2004, 12:59 AM
You know, I wish I could come. I'd take the spa vacation with David anytime, Rosie, if you should ever refuse. As if you will....

jazz_girl
10-07-2004, 11:16 AM
Yeah, I think we should start talking about Vienna now ;)

*Ljubica*
10-07-2004, 11:44 AM
Yeah, I think we should start talking about Vienna now ;)

I've been thinking and talking about it for ages now :p My main fear was that he would do too well in Japan and pull out :p Isn't that horrible of me?

jazz_girl
10-07-2004, 11:47 AM
LOL! But at least you could have cheered for him in one more round, that way he'd be 10 in the race now, he's only 1 point away from Grosjean...
BTW, I'll send you a pm in a moment ;)

*Ljubica*
10-07-2004, 12:33 PM
LOL! But at least you could have cheered for him in one more round, that way he'd be 10 in the race now, he's only 1 point away from Grosjean...
BTW, I'll send you a pm in a moment ;)

Actually I was cheering for him - another round would have been nice!

bianco
10-07-2004, 01:31 PM
read it at the vienna forum that there will be webcast here:
http://www.tw1.at
from Tuesday 13:00.

sigmagirl91
10-07-2004, 01:44 PM
I can't read German, so I'll be hard-pressed to follow live scoring on this site. Do they have a portal for English speakers?

*Ljubica*
10-07-2004, 01:50 PM
I can't read German, so I'll be hard-pressed to follow live scoring on this site. Do they have a portal for English speakers?

Yes - they have an English language option on their web-site. Just click on the little GBR flag at the top of the screen on the home page.

sigmagirl91
10-07-2004, 01:54 PM
OK, cool. Then I can follow this from the privacy of my own home.

*Ljubica*
10-09-2004, 02:28 PM
Here is the Vienna draw. Can't say I like that possible 2nd round match-up with Koubek - he is the local boy who will have the whole crowd on his side - not so good for David if his confidence is low :sad: Also Koubek was awesome in his matches against Britain in the Davis Cup the other week - he virtually took Austria to the World Group single handed :eek: Ah well - hope David will do well - if not - I'll be in Madrid earlier than expected!!!!!

(1)NALBANDIAN, David ARG vs. Q
KOUBEK, Stefan AUT vs. MARTIN, Alberto ESP
DENT, Taylor USA vs. (WC)GRUBER, Konstantin Don AUT
(WC)KNOWLE, Julian AUT vs. (6)CANAS, Guillermo ARG

(4)CHELA, Juan Ignacio ARG vs. MAYER, Florian GER
Q vs. HAAS, Tommy GER
GINEPRI, Robby USA vs. STARACE, Potito ITA
COSTA, Albert ESP vs. (5)SRICHAPHAN, Paradorn THA

(8)LOPEZ, Feliciano ESP vs. CALLERI, Agustin ARG
ENQVIST, Thomas SWE vs. (SE)ULIHRACH, Bohdan CZE
HORNA, Luis PER vs. FERRER, David ESP
MELZER, Jurgen AUT vs. (3)SCHUETTLER, Rainer GER

(7)NOVAK, Jiri CZE vs. (WC)PEYA, Alexander AUT
SANGUINETTI, Davide ITA vs. ZABALETA, Mariano ARG
Q vs. TIPSAREVIC, Janko SCG
Q vs. (2)MASSU, Nicolas CHI

novanora
10-09-2004, 02:49 PM
Thanks for the vienna draw, rosie!! but i don't like it any way :mad: second round vs koubek in Austria? no, i can't see he can pass that :sad: and even if he passed koubek, who will wait for him? Dent or Canas? no, it's a pretty tough draw.
When a player comes back from long time injury, he will have to face many early rounds out, look at marat's end of 2003, and tommy haas's beginning of this year. It will be long time to get the coming back feeling as a inescapable process, may be several months, maybe half to one year. This is the crucial time for him. We all can stand it, and i just hope he also has the patience to stand it.

Good luck in Vienna, david!!

bovenbuuf
10-09-2004, 03:49 PM
well it will be tough! still have to figure out if we can see it.. we did had male tennis this week, certainly a surprise on Eurosport ;)

Fedex
10-09-2004, 03:54 PM
You're right Nova - a week in Vienna, 4 days in Madrid, 3 days in Basel and a week in Paris :) Will report in here as and when I can.
Thats great, good for you, Rosie. :) Make sure to bring back many pictures and reports. ;)

sol
10-09-2004, 03:55 PM
Good luck to David in Vienna :hug: :D

Fedex
10-09-2004, 03:56 PM
Not an easy draw, at all. If he passes Koubek, he has Haas and Lopez lurking in his draw!! I do know what its like to have the #1 seed, have a tough draw. ;) Happened many times before, hopefully he will defy the odds, and win the tournement, but it doesnt seem very likely.

sigmagirl91
10-09-2004, 04:21 PM
Yes, David, best of luck. Give it all you got, babe.

junekidd
10-09-2004, 05:08 PM
though it is a tough draw(it has been the 2nd time I saw a tough draw today! :mad: ), GOOD LUCK, DAVID! get confidence back to yourself & your fans!!! :bounce:

novanora
10-09-2004, 05:29 PM
june, david and marat always have the same "luck" of the draws

sol
10-09-2004, 05:41 PM
june, david and marat always have the same "luck" of the draws
:o lol..:awww: Go David and Marat!. Please, ...focus! ;)

justClaudia
10-09-2004, 07:27 PM
well it will be tough! still have to figure out if we can see it.. we did had male tennis this week, certainly a surprise on Eurosport ;)


Yeah Jud, I have the same problem :sad:
Eurosport,only shows the Male GS..so it was a surprise for me to see the Lyon Open this week.
They prefer the Ladies! LOL!

Gigan
10-09-2004, 08:48 PM
There is an article on Austrian site about David:
(Sorry, in German but easy to understand):


Wiens Nummer eins - Ein Spieler ohne Grenzen

Obwohl er armenische Vorfahren hat, verkörpert der in Cordoba geborene 22-jährige David Nalbandian perfekt den Einsatzwillen der neuen Aufsehen erregenden jungen argentinischen Tennis-Generation.
http://www.sport1.at/coremedia/generator/property=original/id=2739296.jpg

Aber er, die Nummer eins der am Samstag mit der Qualifikation beginnenden 19. BA-CA-Trophy, geht nicht nur an die physischen Grenzen, sondern er verbindet seine Anstrengungen auch mit einem unfassbaren Talent.


Nalbandian kennt kein Nachlassen

Die Nummer eins in der Wiener Stadthalle kennt in seinem Spiel kein Nachlassen. Er setzt die Vorhand mit Wucht immer wieder an die Linien und seine beidhändig geschlagene Rückhand wird von Woche zu Woche gefährlicher und winkeliger.

http://www.sport1.at/pub/catennistrophy/German/spieler/pics/43.jpg
Der Modellathlet mit einer Tätowierung auf der Schulter will stets schneller, stärker und sicherer werden. Er beherrscht alle Schläge und trainiert sie immer wieder. Daneben nimmt er präzises Krafttraining sehr genau und ernst. Sein Coach, Eduardo Infantino, ist begeistert: "Es macht ungeheuren Spass, mit David zu arbeiten!"

Begeisterter Fischer

Schon heute gehört Nalbandian, der begeisterte Fischer, zu den besten Strategen auf der Tour. Jeder wuchtige Schlag von der Grundlinie macht Sinn.

Verwunderlich eigentlich, dass Nalbandian, der sensationelle Wimbledon-Finalist von 2002 (Niederlage gegen Lleyton Hewitt), bislang erst zwei Turniere gewonnen hat (2002 Estoril und Basel). Im Vorjahr war er durch eine Handgelenksverletzung gehandicapt, die ihn auch zur Absage der CA-Trophy zwang.

Auf alle Belägen Weltklasse

Heuer weist er schon grossartige Ergebnisse auf: Viertelfinale Australian Open (NL gegen Federer), Vf Monte Carlo (NL gegen Coria), Finale Rom (gegen Moya), Sf Paris (Siege über Koubek, Safin, Kuerten, NL gegen Gaudio) und zuletzt noch Viertelfinale Peking.

Der auf Sand gross gewordene Nalbandian spielt auf allen Belägen Weltklasse-Tennis und zählt in Wien zu den ersten Titelanwärtern bei der 30. Auflage des Stadthallen-Turniers.
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:wavey: Andre Agassi forever :wavey:

*Ljubica*
10-09-2004, 09:08 PM
Thanks Gigan :)

bovenbuuf
10-09-2004, 10:08 PM
Ok tried to do my best..

Vienna's Number 1, a player withough bounderies

Eventhough he has an Armenian background, is the 22 year old David born in Cordoba a perfect example of the new members of the Argentinian Tennis generation.

But he, the number 1 of this tournement where the qualification rounds start at saturday, of the 19th BA CA Trophy, goes not only to his physical borders, but he alsp connects its efforts with an incomprehensible talent.

Nalbandian does not know the word leaving behind

The number one in the Viennese town hall doesn't know leaving behind in its play.He plays his Forhand with a lot of power, and tries to hit it hard back to the baseline, and his backhand becomes with the week better and better.

The Model athlet who has an tattoo on his shoulder wants to become always faster, stronger and safer. he controls all impacts and trains over and over gain. Besides he takes the fitness training really precise and seriously. His coach, Eduardo Infantino, is inspired: "It very plesant to train with David!", with

Inspired fisherman

Already today Nalbandian,an inspired fisherman, belongs to the best strategists on the Tour.
Each hit to the baseline makes sense.

Amazingly actually that Nalbandian, the sensational Wimbledon Finalist of 2002 (defeated by Lleyton Hewitt) ,won so far only two tournaments (2002 Estoril and Basel). In the previous year he was gehandicapt by a wrist injury, which forced him also to withdraw from the Tournement

On the lines of the world class

This year he already had some great results: Quarter final Australian open (defeated by Federer), Qf Monte Carlo( defeated by Coria), final Rome (against Moya), Sf Paris (victories over Koubek, Safin, Kuerten, defeated by Gaudio) and last quarter final Peking.

Nalbandian who's game what belongs to the worlds best is the first seed and tries to win the 30th edition of the tournment in Vienna

justClaudia
10-09-2004, 11:12 PM
Thanks for the translation Boven!

A player without boundaries..suits him perfectly!
Lets hope he does well in Vienna.

*Ljubica*
10-10-2004, 07:46 AM
OK guys - I am off now - don't know what Internet access will be like from where I am staying in Vienna and Madrid but I will do my best to pop in here when I can. Take care and I'll cheer for David for you all. Love you all :wavey:

novanora
10-10-2004, 07:53 AM
Thanks boven for the translation!! and also for gigan's original article :D i should learn more western language, shouldn't i? :(

this article is nice :yeah: especially it appears when he is in that "confidence crisis". he should read it by himself, shouldn't he? :D

and why call him "inspired fisherman"? :lol: so it's real that he like fishing?


and rosie! :hug: enjoy your vienna! if could, say encouraging words to david for us! tell him we never lose confidence to him, so he should also trust himself. cheer him up!! :D

bovenbuuf
10-10-2004, 09:41 AM
Rosie have fun!

sigmagirl91
10-10-2004, 01:40 PM
Rosie, don't forget pics please.
We need more hot pics.

crimson
10-10-2004, 02:42 PM
Rosie, have a good time and I hope you get to see some great results for David. :)

bovenbuuf
10-10-2004, 05:26 PM
David is not on the OOP For tomorrow so guess he plays at Tuesday

bovenbuuf
10-10-2004, 06:12 PM
Davids opponent will be Seppi Italy who came from the Qualies

crimson
10-10-2004, 06:20 PM
Thanks for this information bovenbuuf. :) Hopefully it will be a good start for David. :)

bovenbuuf
10-10-2004, 06:28 PM
your welcome, well hope so too. It would be nice and good for him if he can win!

jazz_girl
10-10-2004, 11:20 PM
OMG!!! What a shitty draw!!! I don't even like seppi in the first round :(

sol
10-10-2004, 11:25 PM
Good luck against Seppi, David! :hug:

Gigan
10-10-2004, 11:44 PM
OMG!!! What a shitty draw!!! I don't even like seppi in the first round :(

There will be no big problem against seppi...

Go David!


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:wavey: Andre agassi forever :wavey:

Fedex
10-11-2004, 12:36 AM
I woulden't be so sure. Seppi gave Hewitt alot of problems earlier this year on clay, and with David's current form, he certainly has a chance.

Gigan
10-11-2004, 01:33 AM
I have just a good filling about...

David will fight!!!
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novanora
10-11-2004, 04:06 AM
thanks boven for the oop :)
to seppi, i am not sure. Only i remember he is good at clay, and caused some trouble to Hewitt in rome, and to henman in hamburg. but in vienna indoor hard court, i don't think he will stun David. yes, this draw is tough, but as he is in such low confidence, everyone can be tough. This period is tough for him, pass it, everything will be ok.

bianco
10-11-2004, 09:16 AM
Whoever this Seppi is, just wish David good luck.
Unfortunately I'll back at uni tomorrow and if his match won't start before midnight(Beijing hour of course) then the electricity in my dorm will be cut off and I won't be able to see the match :( Anyway hope you guys enjoy the match and I hope when I wake up on Wednesday morning there'll be some good news waiting for me.:)

bovenbuuf
10-11-2004, 10:54 AM
Oh sorry to hear Bianco. Well the matches start at 1pm local time so that will be at 6pm for you, so guess we have to hope he plays an early match!

bovenbuuf
10-11-2004, 02:43 PM
Nalbandian kommt mit den Verhältnissen in Wien gut zurecht


Eine leichte Knöchelblessur liess er sich von Prof. Weinstabl auskurieren. Verletzungen waren es, die ihn heuer zu vielen Pause zwangen: Knöchel, Rippen und Muskeln spielten nicht immer mit.


"Deshalb muss ich auch Wien gewinnen, um nachzuholen", scherzte Nalbandian nach dem gestrigen Training , "perfekter Boden, die Bälle springen hoch auf - nur das Licht stört in manchen Situationen", meinte der Südamerikaner, der nach dem Training so wie viele seiner Kollegen zum Golf nach Spillern abrauschte.

bovenbuuf
10-11-2004, 02:44 PM
Nalbandian gets along with conditions in Vienna

A small injury at his ankle, who was cured by Prof Weinstabl. Injuries were there before, which forced this year to many breaks for him:ankle, ribs and muscles stopped him from playing matches.

"Eventhough I must win also in Vienna,to aim for my goal ", Nalbandian joked after training of yesterday, "perfekt soil, the balls jump up highly - only the light disturbs in some Situations", he told. Who after his training as many of his collueges played some golf.

jazz_girl
10-11-2004, 02:49 PM
He played golf? LOL!!!

sigmagirl91
10-11-2004, 03:11 PM
Yeah, golf. Can you believe it? You think that it'd be all greek....ahem, german, to him.

*Ljubica*
10-11-2004, 03:16 PM
Hi guys - just to say I arrived safely in Vienna.......nothing exciting to report, - just spent the day sightseeing and finding my way about the place. There is Internet access in the Hotel so I will try and get here as and when. Love to all :wavey:

sigmagirl91
10-11-2004, 03:21 PM
Nice to hear from you. Have fun.....and please, a pic WITH David thanks.

justClaudia
10-11-2004, 03:22 PM
Rosie,I'm glad to hear you had a safe trip :)

And sightseeing in Vienna can't be bad!! I'm sure it's beautifull there!

Hope you can bring us some good news next time you come around.

Have fun!! :hug:

justClaudia
10-11-2004, 03:24 PM
Nice to hear from you. Have fun.....and please, a pic WITH David thanks.

Yeah Sigma!
A nice big pic with David would be perfect!!

*Ljubica*
10-11-2004, 03:32 PM
Yeah Sigma!
A nice big pic with David would be perfect!!


Haven`t even seen him yet - let alone got a pic!!! Just seen Agustin calleri and Paradorn Schrichiphan and Feliciano.

Gigan
10-11-2004, 03:33 PM
Nalbandian kommt mit den Verhältnissen in Wien gut zurecht
.
Hi Bovenbuuf, you could translate for fans this one too
(Kan je doen dat voor ons?):

11.10.2004
Nummer eins will - Koubek muss Dienstag spielen


Die Nummer eins, der BA-CA TennisTrophy, der Argentinier David Nalbandian, will am Dienstag sein Erstrundenspiel gegen den italienischen Qualifikanten Andreas Seppi bestreiten.

http://www.sport1.at/coremedia/generator/property=original/id=2746164.jpg
Sein möglicher Zweitrundengegner, der Österreicher Stefan Koubek muss gegen Alberto Martin das Hauptmatch am Abend bestreiten, weil die anderen Österreicher nicht angesetzt werden können.


Melzer hat nach Lyon wegen einer leichten Schulterverletzung um eine möglichst lange Pause gebeten, Alexander Peya und Konstantin Gruber müssen auf Tokio-Sieger Jiri Novak und den zweiten Finalisten, Taylor Dent, bis Mittwoch warten.


Nalbandian kommt mit den Verhältnissen in Wien gut zurecht


Eine leichte Knöchelblessur liess er sich von Prof. Weinstabl auskurieren. Verletzungen waren es, die ihn heuer zu vielen Pause zwangen: Knöchel, Rippen und Muskeln spielten nicht immer mit.


"Deshalb muss ich auch Wien gewinnen, um nachzuholen", scherzte Nalbandian nach dem gestrigen Training , "perfekter Boden, die Bälle springen hoch auf - nur das Licht stört in manchen Situationen", meinte der Südamerikaner, der nach dem Training so wie viele seiner Kollegen zum Golf nach Spillern abrauschte.


Nalbandian verkörpert perfekte die argentinische Generation


Obwohl er armenische Vorfahren hat, verkörpert der in Cordoba geborene 22jährige David Nalbandian perfekt den Einsatzwillen der neuen Aufsehen erregenden jungen argentinischen Tennis-Generation.


Aber er, die Nummer eins der am Samstag mit der Qualifikation beginnenden 19. BA-CA-Trophy , geht nicht nur an die physischen Grenzen, sondern er verbindet seine Anstrengungen auch mit einem unfassbaren Talent.


"Es macht ungeheuren Spaß mit David zu arbeiten"


Die Nummer eins in der Wiener Stadthalle kennt in seinem Spiel kein Nachlassen. Er setzt die Vorhand mit Wucht immer wieder an die Linien und seine beidhändig geschlagene Rückhand wird von Woche zu Woche gefährlicher und winkeliger.


Der Modellathlet mit einer Tätowierung auf der Schulter will stets schneller, stärker und sicherer werden. Er beherrscht alle Schläge und trainiert sie immer wieder. Daneben nimmt er präzises Krafttraining sehr genau und ernst. Sein Coach, Eduardo Infantino, ist begeistert: "Es macht ungeheuren Spass, mit David zu arbeiten!"


Jeder Schlag macht Sinn


Schon heute gehört Nalbandian, der begeisterte Fischer, zu den besten Strategen auf der Tour. Jeder wuchtige Schlag von der Grundlinie macht Sinn.


Verwunderlich eigentlich, dass Nalbandian, der sensationelle Wimbledon-Finalist von 2002 (Niederlage gegen Lleyton Hewitt) , bislang erst zwei Turniere gewonnen hat (2002 Estoril und Basel). Im Vorjahr war er durch eine Handgelenksverletzung gehandicapt, die ihn auch zur Absage der CA-Trophy zwang.


Großartige Erfolge im Jahr 2004


Heuer weist er einige großartige Ergebnisse auf: Viertelfinale Australian Open (NL gegen Federer), Vf Monte Carlo (NL gegen Coria), Finale Rom (gegen Moya), Sf Paris (Siege über Koubek, Safin, Kuerten, NL gegen Gaudio) und zuletzt noch Viertelfinale Peking.


Der auf Sand gross gewordene Nalbandian spielt auf allen Belägen Weltklasse-Tennis und zählt in Wien zu den ersten Titelanwärtern bei der 30. Auflage des Stadthallen-Turniers.


Koubek hat gegen Lieblingsgegner viel Selbstvertrauen getankt


Auf Koubek würde also in der zweiten Runde ein sehr schwerer Gegner warten. Am Dienstag trifft er im Hauptmatch auf Alberto Martin. Der Spanier, Nummer 58 im Race, ist eine Art Lieblingsgegner von Koubek (80), oder anders gesehen, Koubek ist der Angstgegner von Martin.


Der Österreicher führt im head-to-head mit 4:1 ? 2004 steht es aber 1:1 (Miami 2/6,7/6, 6/0 Koubek, Auckland 4/6, 4/6).


Koubek strahlt nach dem Daviscup und der Exhibition gegen Muster sehr viel Selbstvertrauen aus. Seine Verletzung am rechten Knöchel ist abgeklungen, obwohl er sich gegen Muster in einigen Situationen nicht traute, ganz ans Limit zu gehen.
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:wavey: Andre Agassi forever :wavey:

bovenbuuf
10-11-2004, 03:43 PM
Gigan.. I translated a part of it, the part where David said some words. The rest is the same of the article you posted before,but now they just changed the headings a little bit. so its some kind of a mix of the same words. That is why I didn't translated the rest of it

new is the part about Koubeck last paragraph,Koubek hat gegen Lieblingsgegner viel Selbstvertrauen getankt,

Koubeck got conficence of the match against Muster.

Also Koubeck will have a very hard second round. At tuesday he will face Martin in his single match. The man from Spain, who is 58 in Championsrace is one off the favs to have as an opponent from Koubeck or a different line of speaking Koubeck is the fear off Martin.

He leads with a h2h wit 4-1. and in 2004 the scores where.. (Miami 2/6,7/6, 6/0 Koubek, Auckland 4/6, 4/6).

koubeck got some more confidence after the DC and the Exhibitionmatch agains Muster. He doesn't have any troubles with the ankle anymore, but we have to say that he didn't risked it in the match against Muster.

Gigan
10-11-2004, 03:53 PM
Gigan.. I translated a part of it, the part where David said some words. The rest is the same of the article you posted before,but now they just changed the headings a little bit. so its some kind of a mix of the same words. That is why I didn't translated the rest of it

new is the part about Koubeck last paragraph,...

Thanks, I did not look on it carefully...

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novanora
10-11-2004, 03:55 PM
Thanks for your translation, boven :) it is said that playing golf can adjust someone's mood when in the pissed time. anyway, i can't see he will be a good golf player :lol:

and rosie :hug: good to see u from vienna!:wavey:
however, calleri has lost to F lopez yet, but i am glad willy won the match against knowles.

bovenbuuf
10-11-2004, 03:58 PM
your welcome!

sigmagirl91
10-11-2004, 04:23 PM
Haven`t even seen him yet - let alone got a pic!!! Just seen Agustin calleri and Paradorn Schrichiphan and Feliciano.

OK,well, when you do see him, see if he'll oblige you. And, ah, tell us about how he smells, OK.

Björki
10-11-2004, 04:33 PM
Hi Rosie :)

jazz_girl
10-11-2004, 05:52 PM
Hi Rosie!!! Nice to know you're already at Vienna!!! And good to hear you have good internet access so you can keep us informed :hug:
I'm back home and studying :(

bovenbuuf
10-11-2004, 06:14 PM
Oh good luck with that, Jazz..

sigmagirl91
10-11-2004, 06:17 PM
Yeah, jazz, best of luck with studying and all.

bovenbuuf
10-11-2004, 06:23 PM
Centre court
not before 6pm

Stefan Koubek (AUT)
vs.
Alberto Martin (ESP)

David Nalbandian (ARG/1)
vs.
Andreas Seppi (ITA/Q)

jazz_girl
10-11-2004, 06:40 PM
Not a good time for me, I think I'll be at school then :(

bovenbuuf
10-11-2004, 06:42 PM
well it will be terrible quiet then tomorrow at msn.. not good! Sig you will be there, right?

jazz_girl
10-11-2004, 06:44 PM
4 hours difference with Argentina, right?

bovenbuuf
10-11-2004, 06:50 PM
I think still 5 hours.. its now here 19.50

*Ljubica*
10-11-2004, 06:51 PM
:devil: :devil: This is an evil plot to stop me eating! The damn thing won´t finish til about midnight! :devil: :devil:

jazz_girl
10-11-2004, 06:54 PM
Even worse...I'll miss it for sure :sad:

MissKoubek1981
10-11-2004, 06:55 PM
Hi guys - just to say I arrived safely in Vienna.......nothing exciting to report, - just spent the day sightseeing and finding my way about the place. There is Internet access in the Hotel so I will try and get here as and when. Love to all :wavey:

:wavey: Good to know you're there, girl! Hope you have loads of fun! *still envy* :p ;)

*Ljubica*
10-11-2004, 07:00 PM
:wavey: Good to know you're there, girl! Hope you have loads of fun! *still envy* :p ;)

Yes I´m here Danielle! Vienna is very beautiful - went sightseeing today and had some Sacher Torte and hot chocolate in the good old Hotel Sacher! Saw your Stefan briefly today - he looked fine and happy and was laughing!!

bovenbuuf
10-11-2004, 07:16 PM
see Rose, David just starts late so you can have your Sacher Torte and Hot chocolate again ;)

*Ljubica*
10-11-2004, 07:25 PM
see Rose, David just starts late so you can have your Sacher Torte and Hot chocolate again ;)

He could play tomorrow afternoon and I could still have that in the morning!!!! Just selfish scheduluing I reckon - starving me after all my travelling!!! I´ll be too nervous to eat before. Maybe they´re trying to put David on a diet!!

MissKoubek1981
10-11-2004, 07:30 PM
Yes I´m here Danielle! Vienna is very beautiful - went sightseeing today and had some Sacher Torte and hot chocolate in the good old Hotel Sacher! Saw your Stefan briefly today - he looked fine and happy and was laughing!!

Yeah, Vienna is really wonderful! Sightseeing and Sacher Torte ... *sigh*

Stefan has won the exhibition vs. Tom yesterday, so I think he feels good. I think he still does although he has just lost his doubles match ... :sad:

Anyway, keep me informed about your week, okay?? *envy gets bigger* *hehe* ;)

novanora
10-11-2004, 07:33 PM
well it will be terrible quiet then tomorrow at msn.. not good! Sig you will be there, right?
horrible time!! now, i have to give up all my sleeping time from midnight to early morning whole :( HE MUST WIN!!

bovenbuuf
10-11-2004, 07:49 PM
He could play tomorrow afternoon and I could still have that in the morning!!!! Just selfish scheduluing I reckon - starving me after all my travelling!!! I´ll be too nervous to eat before. Maybe they´re trying to put David on a diet!!
:lol: well just eat a lot of Torte before the match, chocolate must not be a problem

Fedex
10-12-2004, 12:04 AM
He could play tomorrow afternoon and I could still have that in the morning!!!! Just selfish scheduluing I reckon - starving me after all my travelling!!! I´ll be too nervous to eat before. Maybe they´re trying to put David on a diet!!
Well, he certainly could use one. I hope they do. ;)

Raquel
10-12-2004, 01:13 AM
:wavey: Rosie, hope your having a great time!

Good Luck David!!

There is a live webcast of this event so I hope we can see David's match live on the internet and that it is a better feed than the Moscow tournament.

Fedex
10-12-2004, 01:44 AM
Oh, yes, I forgot about the webcast. Thanks, Raquel. :)

Fedex
10-12-2004, 01:48 AM
But, I am not around much these days anyway, so I doubt I'll get to see him play.

bianco
10-12-2004, 04:07 AM
Rosie, have fun in Vienna!
No electricity is provided in my dorm during the hours of his match. So i won't be able to catch the webcast or talk to you guys on MSN. Hope you have a good time and hope you'll be in a good mood after the match :)

*Ljubica*
10-12-2004, 10:04 AM
OK guys - probably won´t get on line again today, so just to let you all know I have seen David - he is fine. Seems happy and relaxed. He has had his hair cut a bit - it is tied in a pony tail. He is wearing orange :) Sorry Sigma!! Vienna still beautiful but very cold - off to find some more Sacher Torte - planned to do some Christmas shopping this morning. See you all later.

bovenbuuf
10-12-2004, 11:13 AM
wow Rosie, you are early, here we have our Sinterklaas first! So no santa here!
and certainly no christmaspresents

but well have fun, and good luck with chasing Sacher Torte :)

sigmagirl91
10-12-2004, 11:43 AM
OK guys - probably won´t get on line again today, so just to let you all know I have seen David - he is fine. Seems happy and relaxed. He has had his hair cut a bit - it is tied in a pony tail. He is wearing orange :) Sorry Sigma!! Vienna still beautiful but very cold - off to find some more Sacher Torte - planned to do some Christmas shopping this morning. See you all later.

No hello? Darn, and here I was hoping that you'd get a close-up. Well, it's great you saw him though. Give him our best and warmest regards.

jazz_girl
10-12-2004, 02:50 PM
It's great to hear Rosie!!!! Have a great time today and let's hope he wins! :bounce:

justClaudia
10-12-2004, 03:36 PM
I'm glad to know he is fine!!

Just hope he can do well tonight!!

junekidd
10-12-2004, 04:27 PM
enjoy yourself, Rosie! and good luck David in Vienna! :bounce:

novanora
10-12-2004, 06:24 PM
ok, i got some sleep yet, but now still not very awake.....i am waiting for his game..... it's still koubek's game on my webcast :yawn:

RogiFan88
10-12-2004, 06:45 PM
OK guys - probably won´t get on line again today, so just to let you all know I have seen David - he is fine. Seems happy and relaxed. He has had his hair cut a bit - it is tied in a pony tail. He is wearing orange :) Sorry Sigma!! Vienna still beautiful but very cold - off to find some more Sacher Torte - planned to do some Christmas shopping this morning. See you all later.

Mmmm... SacherTorte... eat some for me too, Rosie!

Vamos, Daveeeeed!!! :cool:

RogiFan88
10-12-2004, 06:46 PM
last yr I remember watching some matches on the internet for this tourney -- v cool! I saw Rogi d Jarkko and Rogi d Carlos in the Final and the ceremony too! Wish all tourneys had that option.

RogiFan88
10-12-2004, 06:52 PM
David is quite versatile, tennis, golf, fishing, tango... what next?!

novanora
10-12-2004, 07:08 PM
David is quite versatile, tennis, golf, fishing, tango... what next?!
hope not the modeling work.....

crimson
10-12-2004, 07:42 PM
OK guys - probably won´t get on line again today, so just to let you all know I have seen David - he is fine. Seems happy and relaxed. He has had his hair cut a bit - it is tied in a pony tail. He is wearing orange :) Sorry Sigma!! Vienna still beautiful but very cold - off to find some more Sacher Torte - planned to do some Christmas shopping this morning. See you all later.

Rosie thanks for the update about David, glad to hear that he is looking well. :) Good luck to him in his match tonight. :)

novanora
10-12-2004, 09:15 PM
wow!! he won in 2 sets! 6-4, 6-3!! :yeah:
and i am glad he enjoyed the crowd support! hope it won't be much difference when facing koubek next round!

jazz_girl
10-12-2004, 09:19 PM
Yeah!!!!! Well done David!!!! :bounce:

Gigan
10-12-2004, 09:25 PM
I woulden't be so sure. Seppi gave Hewitt alot of problems earlier this year on clay, and with David's current form, he certainly has a chance.

My "predictions" work good!!!


Congratulations David! Go!
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:wavey: Andre Agassi forever :wavey:

sigmagirl91
10-12-2004, 09:42 PM
David, congrats. Your wang worked well today.

Raquel
10-12-2004, 10:57 PM
Well done David!! :bounce:

Fedex
10-12-2004, 11:37 PM
OK guys - probably won´t get on line again today, so just to let you all know I have seen David - he is fine. Seems happy and relaxed. He has had his hair cut a bit - it is tied in a pony tail. He is wearing orange :) Sorry Sigma!! Vienna still beautiful but very cold - off to find some more Sacher Torte - planned to do some Christmas shopping this morning. See you all later.
Thats nice to hear he's enjoying himself. :) He just needs to play free, and without nerves, and I think he'll be fine for the rest of the tournement. :)

Fedex
10-12-2004, 11:38 PM
Its nice to see he won an easy match for once. ;)

sol
10-12-2004, 11:49 PM
Well done, David :yeah: :D :banana:

justClaudia
10-13-2004, 12:04 AM
I'm very glad that he won :)

I was so pissed that I couldn't follow the live scoring..but he won so..whatever!!

Great job David!!

Next round is gonna be though... Koubek..I don't know.
He needs to trust himself,i guess.

Good Luck!!

jazz_girl
10-13-2004, 12:11 AM
I was happy to know he won in stright sets, I couldn't even remember when was the last time he won that way!
The good news is that with this victory he's 10th in the Race, just 70 points away of Agassi!
The head to head with Koubek is 1-1:
2004 Roland Garros Nalbandian def. Koubek 6-7 6-3 7-6 7-5
2001 Bermuda (clay) Koubek def. Nalbandian 7-6 4-6 6-4

justClaudia
10-13-2004, 12:17 AM
Yeah Jazz,that happened long time ago ,I guess.

So we have to be really happy for him!

Like I said before,I don't think Koubek is going to be a piece of cake...

jazz_girl
10-13-2004, 12:36 AM
Me neither, I think he's gonna be really hard to beat.

sigmagirl91
10-13-2004, 12:42 AM
I don't think that Koubek will be a cakewalk either, so David really has to stay focused for this match; otherwise, it's curtains for him.

Fedex
10-13-2004, 01:11 AM
I was happy to know he won in stright sets, I couldn't even remember when was the last time he won that way!
The good news is that with this victory he's 10th in the Race, just 70 points away of Agassi!
The head to head with Koubek is 1-1:
2004 Roland Garros Nalbandian def. Koubek 6-7 6-3 7-6 7-5
2001 Bermuda (clay) Koubek def. Nalbandian 7-6 4-6 6-4
Thats amazing that he's that close considering what an awful year he's had.

bianco
10-13-2004, 02:14 AM
Great to see he's won on a sunny Wednesday morning here, especially after I had an awful Tuesday. I'll go back home on Thursday and I'll be able to catch the webcast or live s/b at that time. So have a good rest David, and show your greatness next round!

Gigan
10-13-2004, 02:50 AM
David about today match and his chances for TMC

Nalbandian: “I didn’t feel at my best, I didn’t feel great on court. I did a lot of easy mistakes I normally don’t do.”

“I didn’t play so many tournaments this year, that is reason for not playing at my best today. I always try to do my best but sometimes you can’t do it. I know I have to keep working, I know I have to try to play more matches to get the confidence back. I think I am doing the right things but it isn’t enough, I have to continue working. I hope my confidence will come back.”

On his chances of qualifying for the Tennis Masters Cup
“Mathematically I have the chance. But it’s going to be tough, I have to win a lot of matches. I don’t know exactly how many points I am behind but it’s many points. I think I have to win a hundred or something Race points, so it’s going to be tough. I have to win one ATP Masters Series, but I have the chance. If I play good I think I can get in. so I have to try and keep that in my mind. This for sure is my goal for this year and I hope I can do it.”
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:wavey: Andre Agassi forever :wavey:

junekidd
10-13-2004, 06:39 AM
well done David! :yeah:
sure Koubek is not a piece of cake, especially in his homeland. I hope he could concentrate on court more than spectator. Good lcuk! :bounce:
BTW... nova, you have typed chinese in your sig??? it is not easy to recognize for others... :p

bovenbuuf
10-13-2004, 10:03 AM
thanks GIgan, its a nice article.. and well still good that he keeps the goal. Even if its mathematical, it could help him also to get some convidence back

bovenbuuf
10-13-2004, 10:04 AM
Nalbandian doesn't convince in his first round match

Without convincing David Nalbandian reached at tuesday after 10pm the second round with 6-4 6-3. He defeated the qualifier Seppi.

1-1 head to head gainst Koubeck

The head to head is equal, its 1-1. What is a good result,2001 at a challenger in Bermuda it was Koubeck who win at clay in 7-6 4-6 6-4. But this year it was Nalbandian who won in Paris with 6-7 6-3 7-6 7-5.

David shows respect for Koubeck: he is a good player, he is playing in his home country, and that is why he has a good changes. It wil be differenent then in Paris, I have to play better now, certainly better then what i showed in the first round.

*Ljubica*
10-13-2004, 10:37 AM
So we have a day off in Vienna to recover from my hangover :p Apologies to those of you in my Group who have probably read this before, but here is a short match report from yesterday. David started slowly, - lost his serve to go 1-2 down, his serve was appalling, he made a lot of unforced errors and was getting down on himself and irritable :devil: In truth he won the 1 set set mainly because Seppi got nervous - he is a very flashy player - really big serve but loads of double faults - he gets tight on the big occasion, - but David still needed 5 set points to win the 1st set. The second set was better - David settled down - seemed happier with himself - he had most of the crowd support. The Koubek match will be hard - the crowd were going crazy for him last night - if it is an evening match they will have had a few beers as well which won´t help - I think I´ll have some too in order to combat them :p David is fine and practicing this morning (Wednesday) - he knows the Koubek match will be hard - just do the best that he can do.

Now it´s time for more Sacher Torte and some sleep!!

Love to all

Rosie (in Vienna)

bibi_s
10-13-2004, 11:00 AM
Rosie, thank you very much for the report! Have a good rest and then enjoy the evening :wavey:

*Ljubica*
10-13-2004, 11:02 AM
Rosie, thank you very much for the report! Have a good rest and then enjoy the evening :wavey:

Thanks bibi - that is my intention! What is the point of coming on holiday if you don´t enjoy yourself :p

novanora
10-13-2004, 11:16 AM
well done David! :yeah:
sure Koubek is not a piece of cake, especially in his homeland. I hope he could concentrate on court more than spectator. Good lcuk! :bounce:
BTW... nova, you have typed chinese in your sig??? it is not easy to recognize for others... :p
how can I write that in English you know :o and thanks for the congrats here!

also thanks for gigan's nice interview. he seems still not that confident, but doesn't matter, as said before, it's only one step of his long way of coming back, not only coming back to the court, but coming back to "his" level. Go Houston? no, i prefer he win a small title rather than going that hideous place.

bovenbuuf
10-13-2004, 11:17 AM
Precize! So just have lots and lots of Torte! and well just have a little bit of sleep, you can sleep again when you are at home :p

have fun tomorrow! And do drink some stuff, otherwise David can't even hear you ;)

sol
10-13-2004, 11:34 AM
Thanks for the report, Rossie :hug: :D
Thanks for the interview, Gigan :hug: :D
Maybe he's not so confident, but ... Vamos David! :yeah:

bovenbuuf
10-13-2004, 12:13 PM
ok I found an article its in german will translate it in parts!

Koubek will Revanche für Paris - Nalbandians Ziel ist Houston 13/10

Bei der 19. BA-CA-Trophy dürfte Donnerstag das Match Stefan Koubek gegen die Nummer eins, David Nalbandian, zu einem Kampf auf Biegen und Brechen werden.


Die Ziele beider sind hochgesteckt: Nalbandian will über den ersten Turniersieg in dieser Saison noch unter die acht Besten (derzeit Nummer 11) und damit zum Masters nach Houston.

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Koubeck wants to take revenge at Parais. Nalbandians goal is Houston

At the 19the BA CA trophy at Thursday the match between Koubeck and David Nalbandian, number 1 seed, will be a match high expectations.

The goals are high:Nalbandian wants to win his first tournement of this year, and also wants to be at the best 8 players the end of the year what allowes him to be in Houston.

bovenbuuf
10-13-2004, 12:17 PM
Stefan Koubek will über Nalbandian seine Chancen bei der BA-CA-Trophy wahren und im Computer noch möglichst weit nach vorne kommen: "70 wird sich vielleicht ausgehen, aber die derzeitige Nummer achtzig wäre auch annehmbar", meinte Koubek.

"Dabei habe ich einige Chancen ausgelassen", erinnert sich Koubek und möchte es diesmal besser machen. Der in Wien lebende Kärntner glaubt auch , dass er sich in einer stärkeren Form befinde als im Frühsommer in Paris, besonders was den Aufschlag betrifft, Nalbandian hingegen dürfte grössere Probleme haben.
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Koubeck wants to win aswell and use all the changes he gets at this tournement, to get a better form. Koubeck:" the top 70 is a small possibility, but the top 80 is possible"

Stefan Koubeck:" and I also didn't take the changes that I've had already" and he wants to make them this time, and wants to play better.ALso he thinks the the form is better then he had in Paris.Especially when it comse to his serve, Nalbandian will get more problems with that.

sol
10-13-2004, 12:22 PM
Thanks for the article and translation bovenbuuf :D :hug:

lol.. Koubek ;)
Vamos David!

jazz_girl
10-13-2004, 12:24 PM
I found a quote in Clarin:
"Fue extraño ya que a veces no podía ver la pelota muy bien y cometí errores fáciles. Entrené bien, pero no sentía la pelota muy bien en la raqueta, tal vez por la superficie roja del court"
"It was weird because sometimes I couldn't see the ball very well and I made a lot of easy mistakes. I trained well, but I didn't feel the ball well on my racquet, maybe it's because of the red surface of the court"

bovenbuuf
10-13-2004, 12:25 PM
Nummer eins mit Startproblemen

Im zweiten Satz gegen Alberto Martin (7:5, 6:1) spielte Koubek Spitzentennis.

Nalbandian hingegen machte gegen den italienischen Qualifikanten Andreas Seppi (6:4, 6:3) ungewohnt viele Fehler: "Ich spürte die Bälle nicht richtig auf dem Schläger!", meinte der Südamerikaner, "aber Donnerstag ist wieder in anderer Tag und ein anderes Spiel!"
----

The number 1 seed has starting troubles

In his match against Martin Koubeck played very well

Nalbandian made a lot of errors against the qualifier Seppi. " The balls didn't came off the racket properly," is the opinion of the Argentinian." but at thursday its another day and another match!"

justClaudia
10-13-2004, 01:12 PM
Thank you all for the translations.

Lets hope that by Thursday all the mistakes are gone...or at least less!

sigmagirl91
10-13-2004, 01:14 PM
Well, at least he won in straights. Koubek struggled with his opponent too.

bovenbuuf
10-13-2004, 01:31 PM
yes but I do have hte feeling that the serve of Koubeck was better

sigmagirl91
10-13-2004, 01:50 PM
It is, but David is a good returner. Too bad his serve lets him down on the crucial moments. Let's hope he can hold it together for this one.

bovenbuuf
10-13-2004, 01:56 PM
yeah well with Rose who can cheer their, you on MTF with the D-talk, hard to imagine he will loose :)

lilianspring
10-13-2004, 02:41 PM
Oh,yeah.
Poor David will feel lonely there.
But at least he will be with the support from Rose and us all over the world.
LOL,have someone to tell him to feel that in his heart.
Guess that is difficult to fight with an opponent and all the audiences,but let's trust our David can do that.

novanora
10-13-2004, 07:37 PM
"It was weird because sometimes I couldn't see the ball very well and I made a lot of easy mistakes. I trained well, but I didn't feel the ball well on my racquet, maybe it's because of the red surface of the court"
what??? he doesn't like that surface color? it's orange, one of his fav color,isn't it? or he feel strange to play on indoor hard with a clay color surface?

bovenbuuf
10-13-2004, 07:45 PM
no it was red.. and red is different from Orange!

novanora
10-13-2004, 07:46 PM
14th oop

CENTER COURT

Einzel • 13:00 Uhr
Robby Ginepri (USA)
vs.
Paradorn Srichaphan (THA/5)

Einzel • 2. Match nach 13 Uhr
Rik de Voest (RSA)
vs.
Nicolas Massu (CHI/2)

Einzel • nicht vor 17 Uhr
Florian Mayer (GER)
vs.
Tommy Haas (GER)

Einzel • 2. Match nach 17 Uhr
David Nalbandian (ARG/1)
vs.
Stefan Koubek (AUT)

Einzel • 3. Match nach 17 Uhr
Weiner/Peya
vs.
Davide Sanguinetti (ITA)

novanora
10-13-2004, 07:47 PM
Einzel • 2. Match nach 17 Uhr

is that said the match will start not before 17 pm?

novanora
10-13-2004, 07:49 PM
no it was red.. and red is different from Orange!
no it's orange, at least red orange, not red. red should be the color like the one on my avvie, sig and flag, i don't call that clay red is red.

bovenbuuf
10-13-2004, 07:50 PM
well then it was just a fade red..

novanora
10-13-2004, 07:55 PM
well then it was just a fade red..
finally, we agree :)

bovenbuuf
10-13-2004, 07:58 PM
Einzel • 2. Match nach 17 Uhr

is that said the match will start not before 17 pm?

yes its the second match that will not start before 5pm.. so like I said, it will be an early evening match!Because Eurosport will broadcast form 5 pm..

novanora
10-13-2004, 08:04 PM
early evening match means midnight to me again :o

so it's nice you can watch that live, and no any more watches, surfing or old parks again :) but think it's koubek's match, so i still can watch it by webcast. They won't dare to make ad of traveling instead of their homeland player's match.

bovenbuuf
10-13-2004, 08:10 PM
ah well you are used by it by now :) You had some practise a couple of days ago ;)


well its still not sure if we can see David on telly.. but do hope that other thing works, I don't mind hearing all evening german.. if it has david on it.. and No surfing or spa its fine by me :)

Fedex
10-14-2004, 12:31 AM
So we have a day off in Vienna to recover from my hangover :p Apologies to those of you in my Group who have probably read this before, but here is a short match report from yesterday. David started slowly, - lost his serve to go 1-2 down, his serve was appalling, he made a lot of unforced errors and was getting down on himself and irritable :devil: In truth he won the 1 set set mainly because Seppi got nervous - he is a very flashy player - really big serve but loads of double faults - he gets tight on the big occasion, - but David still needed 5 set points to win the 1st set. The second set was better - David settled down - seemed happier with himself - he had most of the crowd support. The Koubek match will be hard - the crowd were going crazy for him last night - if it is an evening match they will have had a few beers as well which won´t help - I think I´ll have some too in order to combat them :p David is fine and practicing this morning (Wednesday) - he knows the Koubek match will be hard - just do the best that he can do.

Now it´s time for more Sacher Torte and some sleep!!

Love to all

Rosie (in Vienna)
Good to see you're having a good time, Rosie. :wavey: :) Good luck in you're combat against the other fans. ;) :lol: He'll need to get off to a better start against Koubek. Koubek doesn't have a particualarly big serve, so he should be able to break him. Its all down to how his own serve holds up.

brazuca5copas
10-14-2004, 01:04 AM
This boy is really Nalbandian ?

sol
10-14-2004, 01:09 AM
This boy is really Nalbandian ?
Yes, he's... 152 mts... :woohoo: David :o
Good luck against Koubek tomorrow :D :yeah:

sigmagirl91
10-14-2004, 02:18 AM
This boy is really Nalbandian ?

Yes. And he's giving us all heart attacks and strokes trying to be an "extreme" athlete.

Gigan
10-14-2004, 04:12 AM
David will win vs Koubek!


Good luck there!

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:wavey: Andre Agassi forever :wavey:

bovenbuuf
10-14-2004, 08:27 AM
Yes. And he's giving us all heart attacks and strokes trying to be an "extreme" athlete.
luckely he has it on tape.. so we can watch it later again ;)

*Ljubica*
10-14-2004, 10:20 AM
Yes. And he's giving us all heart attacks and strokes trying to be an "extreme" athlete.

How come you were having heart attacks and strokes - I´m the one suffering "live" LOL!!!!! Not so sure Europosrt will show David´s match tonight. They finished at 7.00pm last night - I was watching Schuettler from my Hotel room. Tonight will be scary - I think there will be just 2 people there supporting David - me and his coach :p Should be vastly outnumbered :eek:

Love from Rosie (and no I didn ´t bungee jump - I´m not that stupid!)

bovenbuuf
10-14-2004, 11:03 AM
LOL Rose, well good to hear you are still enjoying vienna.. and no I do think you are right, no David on telly:sad: but well who knows.

and well good luck with the cheering for tonight, it seems that you need it :p

sigmagirl91
10-14-2004, 11:50 AM
No David on television? *fainting from shock*

Raquel
10-14-2004, 12:32 PM
We might still get David on the webcast. It is not the best quality but better than nothing I guess.

Good Luck David :yeah: I am worried about this match because it's in Austria and when Koubek is having a good day he is very dangerous. We are all behind you David - Vamos! :D

bovenbuuf
10-14-2004, 03:24 PM
Raquel that was also what we thought about last match.. and what did we get: a new spa where we can do yoga. With the big advantage taht it had a sale, surfing, a trip to mexico or peru with guide Tamara who talked to fast taht I couldn't understand a word!

Björki
10-14-2004, 03:30 PM
good luck to David against Koubek :)

RogiFan88
10-14-2004, 04:29 PM
Vamos, David!

Will there be a netcam live fr the site itself??

Looks like David is healthy again... am I right, Rosie??

That SacherTorte... tempting...

justClaudia
10-14-2004, 04:38 PM
LOL Rose, well good to hear you are still enjoying vienna.. and no I do think you are right, no David on telly:sad: but well who knows.

and well good luck with the cheering for tonight, it seems that you need it :p


I thought Eurosport was showing the match :sad:

Is this for sure? No David on telly??

sportyspice
10-14-2004, 04:42 PM
To see the match ,go to www.tw1.at.
By the way ,David did a bungy jump from the Donauturm.Great fotos of it can be seen under the link Fotos/'behind the scenes' on the official webpage of the BA_CA trophy.
looking forward to the match Koubek-Nalbandian,wich will start soon!

bovenbuuf
10-14-2004, 04:46 PM
yes me too, but hope we can see it, tuesday we weren't lucky at all!:sad:

bovenbuuf
10-14-2004, 04:47 PM
I thought Eurosport was showing the match :sad:

Is this for sure? No David on telly??
well we do see now Haas v Mayer, I think it will be over then.

bovenbuuf
10-14-2004, 07:13 PM
david won from Koubeck, he did it in 62, played a very good first set. and then he had some troubles, he couldn't end it so needed 3 matchpoints but finaly did it in the tiebreak.

so final score 62, 76

He has to face Canas now, h2h is 2 0 for David

Sakura 0101
10-14-2004, 07:14 PM
He wins!!!!!\(^O^)/ :kiss:

novanora
10-14-2004, 07:19 PM
david won from Koubeck, he did it in 62, played a very good first set. and then he had some troubles, he couldn't end it so needed 3 matchpoints but finaly did it in the tiebreak.

so final score 62, 76

He has to face Canas now, h2h is 2 0 for David
lol, with a crappy webcast, i can't see the ball clearly, 3 matchpoints already??? i guess i missed sth.... but whatever, he won, and did a very good job today. his serving is much better, i had thought it could be tough today, but should i worry more ;) now i worry for willy.....i look forward to their playing. you wouldn't mind if i cheer the both?

Raquel
10-14-2004, 07:43 PM
Well done David!! :bounce:

That was a tricky one and to win in straight sets is great! Good Luck tomorrow David :yeah:

novanora
10-14-2004, 07:57 PM
lol, i even forgot this is another straight 2 sets winning for him!!!

jazz_girl
10-14-2004, 08:43 PM
I'm sorry to say it cause I like Willy a lot. But I hope David can beat him!!!! :devil:

novanora
10-14-2004, 08:51 PM
he needs one champion more than willy a lot, and i think the vienna crowd will go on his side too. he already wins the crowd equal to the homeland koubek today

and jazz, u missed the match today? or just escape the msn?

jazz_girl
10-14-2004, 09:13 PM
I was at school, and tomorrow I have a test, so I don't think I'll be able to follow it :(

jazz_girl
10-14-2004, 09:14 PM
David is in the ATP site again:
http://www.atptennis.com/en/

Fedex
10-14-2004, 09:25 PM
:woohoo: If he plays Haas in the quarterfinals, I'll make sure I get to see that match. I want to see those two play.

sigmagirl91
10-14-2004, 09:28 PM
David and Haas don't play each other in the qtrs.; it's David and Canas. If David does get past that match, then it could be Haas.

jazz_girl
10-14-2004, 09:28 PM
I think that they would meet in SF. David is already in the QF and will play Cañas.

RogiFan88
10-14-2004, 09:47 PM
To see the match ,go to www.tw1.at.
By the way ,David did a bungy jump from the Donauturm.Great fotos of it can be seen under the link Fotos/'behind the scenes' on the official webpage of the BA_CA trophy.
looking forward to the match Koubek-Nalbandian,wich will start soon!
I can't get any tennis on that site... sometimes it works, but today it doesn't at all... even for the ATP show... I clicked LiveProgramm... :rolleyes:

RogiFan88
10-14-2004, 09:48 PM
well, Haas has already won this tourney, the year he also won Stuttgart before it became Madrid... so I w be cheering for David if that was the case!

bianco
10-15-2004, 01:30 AM
I can't get any tennis on that site... sometimes it works, but today it doesn't at all... even for the ATP show... I clicked LiveProgramm... :rolleyes:

try copying this address to your media player :
http://entrypoint.speednet.at:8080/public/PKF_getJ2WVideo.asp?*****_url=mms://globalserver.speednet.at/tw1nb

or if you use broadband, then perhaps you could use this addie though it never works for me:
http://entrypoint.speednet.at:8080/public/PKF_getJ2WVideo.asp?*****_url=mms://globalserver.speednet.at/tw1

Gigan
10-15-2004, 03:28 AM
I think that they would meet in SF. David is already in the QF and will play Cañas.

What they saying:

David Nalbandian:

“It was very tough today, I started playing very well in the beginning. I had many chances to finish the matches quicker. In the end it was a little difficult in the tie-break. I played and served well in the tie-break” About playing Canas in the quarterfinals “It’s going to be a tough match, he is playing good with a lot of confidence. He won a tournament two weeks ago so he is playing well. But today I felt very good on the court and I will try to win tomorrow.”


TOMORROW PREVIEW

Fellow Argentines David Nalbandian and Guillermo Canas will meet for the third time in their careers on Friday in the quarterfinals of the BA-CA Tennis Trophy in Vienna. Canas has won 20 of his past 22 matches. Nalbandian, currently 11th in the INDESIT ATP 2004 Race, is hunting valuable Race points in his quest to qualify for Tennis Masters Cup Houston.


Go, David , win next!
________________________________________________
:wavey: Andre Agassi forever :wavey:

bovenbuuf
10-15-2004, 09:15 AM
thanks Gigan, well guess it just will be tough again, its not just playing against Canas, its also playing a country man, sometimes that makes it also a little bit harder, but also more special.

bovenbuuf
10-15-2004, 09:19 AM
david has to play today the 3 match after 16.20.

David Nalbandian (ARG/1)
vs.
Guillermo Canas (ARG/5)

So guess that will be around the same time he played yesterday, so hope to see you then, and that Sig can make it a little bit earlier...

bovenbuuf
10-15-2004, 09:20 AM
Eurosport:

Top seed David Nalbandian held off a spirited late challenge by Stefan Koubek to reach the quarter-finals of the Vienna Trophy on Thursday.The Argentine eventually won 6-2 7-6, but was forced to save a set point after appearing to be well in control of his match against the Austrian left-hander.





Nalbandian dominated the opening set with his big forehand, breaking Koubek in his opening three service games and then again to lead 1-0 in the second.

He went on to earn a match point at 5-4 but made a forehand error, allowing an energised Koubek to break to level at 5-5 after Nalbandian double-faulted and then made another forehand error.

Nalbandian then staved off a set point at 6-5 with a winning forehand, before edging through the tiebreak and claiming victory on his third match point.

"I had a match point at 5-4 but I made a simple mistake, and then the crowd was incredible," Nalbandian said.

"But in the tiebreak I focused on my game and played very well."

bovenbuuf
10-15-2004, 09:24 AM
Nova, I am not so sure bout the 3 matchpoints, but that was what the German commentators said, 1 when he was at 5 -4 and serving for the match, and 2 times in the tiebreak.

so guess taht they were right.

*Ljubica*
10-15-2004, 10:22 AM
Haas is playing very well this week so if David beats Canas it will be a hard match. Haas likes this surface and it is almost home to him!! As to the match points yesterday - to my knowledge there were three altogether - one when David was serving for the match at 5-4, and one that he lost in the tie-break, before he won the match. Koubek did not play at his best - I think the crowd wanting him to win was actually an added pressure on him, but to be honest, the crowd were fine - noisy at times but fair, - none of the jeering and cheering double faults that you get at the US open. They were polite and non-antagonistic and they like David a lot here. After, David made a speech to them and thanked them for their fairness and said they were a great crowd - which went down really well.

Love from Vienna,

Rosie

bovenbuuf
10-15-2004, 11:09 AM
yes well I thought it aswell, nice public, not mean at all.

jazz_girl
10-15-2004, 12:46 PM
That is great to hear Rosie!!! And I loved hearing that he's getting his confidence back! :yeah:

bovenbuuf
10-15-2004, 06:40 PM
Ok we're off! David is about to start!

jsut live scoring this time, sorry!

bovenbuuf
10-15-2004, 09:23 PM
David 46 62 36 He lossed, but it was a good match, and he did show a good fight. Guess that this will do his confidence some good!Hope he can improve in Madrid a little bit more, but well again he made it to the QF.

novanora
10-15-2004, 09:54 PM
yah, bov :yeah: i am not surprised he lost to Canas. Canas is quite hot these days, and david just step to the backing. Both of them did well today! he even saved one match point. but if a match goes towards a long rally, more chance for Canas to win. i can't remember how many 5 sets or 3 sets matches Willy played this year.... :scratch:

and now i more worry about the bandage on his knee, hope it was another mummy part added to his injury list....you know madrid is waiting for him, that's more important.

and congrats for Willy :yeah: i am also happy for your winning! if u can beat Haas, then apparently u are the best coming back for the year!

justClaudia
10-15-2004, 10:04 PM
I'm so sorry he lost...
But I believe it was a good match,and Willy is playing well lately,so...

I'm a bit worried about his knee right now.
Hopefully is nothing serious...and that badage was just for precaution..let's see.

bovenbuuf
10-15-2004, 10:07 PM
it was just a precaution if you ask me!

justClaudia
10-15-2004, 10:15 PM
I really hope so,boven.
For him would not be good another injury at the moment,and personally-even if I might sound a bit shelfish- I want him to go to Madrid. He is the number one reason that I'm going there.

novanora
10-15-2004, 10:34 PM
he know that, claudia. so he just used that bandage to make precaution for the Madrid ensuring you can meet him ;) don't worry!

justClaudia
10-15-2004, 10:50 PM
LOL,Nova!!

Ok that was just for precaution..let's be positive :)
He is going to Madrid,without injuries!!

jazz_girl
10-16-2004, 03:24 AM
I'm sorry I'm so late, but I had a terrible day!
I hope it's true and that bandage is just for precaution cause he doesn't need another injury!!!

Fedex
10-16-2004, 05:01 AM
Man, Canas really has a streak going. He's won 21 of his last 23 matches. :eek:

jazz_girl
10-16-2004, 05:32 AM
Yeah, it's amazing!!!

bovenbuuf
10-16-2004, 07:57 AM
I'm sorry I'm so late, but I had a terrible day!
I hope it's true and that bandage is just for precaution cause he doesn't need another injury!!!
It must have been out of precaution, I didn't get any notes from Rosie that it was worse, that he had pain or that he was limping. ANd well she was there so if she saw anything she would told me imidiatly that there was something terribly wrong. So just precaution.

bovenbuuf
10-16-2004, 07:58 AM
yes Canas is doing great. Hope he can make it today against Haas, did see Haas play, seems to be doing fine. But he did get threadment at his back and shoulder in yesterdays match.

justClaudia
10-16-2004, 04:44 PM
Well Willy defeated Haas.
He is doing great lately..and once David is already out,I'm really cheering for him!
Good luck to him!

jazz_girl
10-16-2004, 04:49 PM
I'm cheering for him too!!! If he wins the tournament he'll be 14 in the ranking, if not 18. And he's 15 in the race, if he wins he'll be 12. Amazing! :yeah:

justClaudia
10-16-2004, 04:54 PM
Great year he had!
He surely deserves to win!

bovenbuuf
10-16-2004, 04:59 PM
oh that does sound good for Canas!