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TMS Madrid

jazz_girl
10-16-2004, 06:33 PM
No points to defend, fourth seed, he's getting his confidence back. This could be a great tournament for him :yeah:

sigmagirl91
10-16-2004, 07:09 PM
Hope so. I know it's been one day, but has anyone heard anything about David-how he's doing, etc.?

maratski
10-16-2004, 07:21 PM
Vamos David!

JBrocks
10-16-2004, 07:24 PM
Vamos David :banana:

jazz_girl
10-16-2004, 08:32 PM
No, I haven't heard anything at all. If his knee was really injured he would have withdrawn already ;)

justClaudia
10-16-2004, 09:01 PM
Ohh Jazz,don't even talk about that.

No seriously,I don't think that was actually an injury..just precaution,I wanna believe that!

Hope to see some good matches from him...if not,well just to see him live is very good for me.
Haven't seen any game from him live,since 2002..long time!LOL!

I'm anxious! Can't wait to go there!!

jazz_girl
10-16-2004, 09:06 PM
2002???? Wow! That really is a long time ago! I haven't seen anything since the USO.

justClaudia
10-16-2004, 09:25 PM
No..you got me wrong!
When I said live is not on telly.
I meant live in person!

jazz_girl
10-16-2004, 11:03 PM
Ohhhh! :haha: Well, I've never seen him play live, so I'm hoping he plays in Bs As next year, if not, we have the DC.

novanora
10-17-2004, 12:52 PM
Ohhhh! :haha: Well, I've never seen him play live, so I'm hoping he plays in Bs As next year, if not, we have the DC.
he MUST be in top 8 at the end of next year :o , otherwise i have to go Beijing maybe.

jazz_girl
10-17-2004, 01:08 PM
The draw is out and I don't think I like it...He has a bye in the first round, and in the second he can face Mayer or Soderling. I'm not sure which one is worse!
I'll upload the whole draw in a moment

jazz_girl
10-17-2004, 01:15 PM
Henman-Bye
Labadze vs Costa

Q vs Ljubicic
Schuettler-Bye

Chela-Bye
Q vs Calleri

Q vs Cañas
J. Johansson-Bye

Nalbandian-Bye
Soderling vs Mayer

Corretja vs Ferrer
Srichaphan-Bye

Novak-Bye
Malisse vs Haas

Dent vs Youzhny
Massu-Bye
---------------------------
Ferrero-Bye
Horna vs Arazi

Ancic vs Fish
Pavel-Bye

Gonzalez-Bye
Schalken vs Q

Karlovic vs Lopez
Safin-Bye

Robredo-Bye
Q vs Ginepri

Bjorkman vs Verdasco
Hrbaty-Bye

Spadea-Bye
Nadal vs Sanguinetti

Sanchez vs Q
Agassi-Bye

novanora
10-17-2004, 01:35 PM
david could meet haas or youzhny in the 4th round, and it's interesting that willy could face Henman again in QF, and if he won, could meet david in SF again. remember AO?

jazz_girl
10-17-2004, 01:38 PM
Yeah, I remember that. The good thing is that he won't face Federer for sure ;)
Anyway, what do you think of the second round? Will he be able to beat one of these guys?

sigmagirl91
10-17-2004, 01:38 PM
Yes. He's beaten both of them before.

novanora
10-17-2004, 01:48 PM
i am not sure. most possible, he could meet soderling, who won lyon recently,

but if you look at the tms draw, you will find any draw will be a tough one.;)
do you think he will be sure to win Gonza, Massu, Ancic or some one else in the draw? even a Qualy guy, could cause a lot trouble now. so i think the draw is ok, if he wants to win some points, some tough fights are inescapable. It's TMS, the draw is always cursed!!

Fedex
10-17-2004, 07:18 PM
His draw is not terrible. He should be able to atleast win a couple of rounds.

Fedex
10-17-2004, 07:24 PM
He can take Soderling. He's 1-0 against Soderling, with a win this year, and 1-0 against Mayer, with a crushing win against Mayer this year at the Australian Open.

Jennay
10-17-2004, 07:38 PM
I think this tournament is wide open, anyone could win. :banana:

I'll be rooting for David :D Good luck to him!

bovenbuuf
10-17-2004, 08:39 PM
yes good luck, but its not an easy draw.

*Ljubica*
10-18-2004, 10:11 AM
Hi all - sorry for my silence thes last few days - just very busy, - lots of friends in Madrid to catch up with and things to do. Anyway I am in Madrid now (got here yesterday - Sunday night) and David is here too. He is fine - the knee doesn´t seem to be bothering him as far as I can tell. I don´t like the draw much either - but all TMS draws are hard.

Anyway - that´s all for now,

Love to all

Rosie (in Madrid)

Björki
10-18-2004, 10:51 AM
David plays Söderling who beat Mayer 6-3, 7-6
:wavey: Rosie

jazz_girl
10-18-2004, 11:02 AM
Well, it's not the player I wanted him to play, but it's ok. He can do it!

sigmagirl91
10-18-2004, 11:30 AM
Well, David can take Soderling.

crigazzio
10-18-2004, 11:52 AM
Yes!! He can make it!!!!!!
This is a big chance to have a lot of points......

bovenbuuf
10-18-2004, 12:17 PM
yeah good luck, Soderling will be tough but David still has a change of course

and have a good time Rosie!

lilianspring
10-18-2004, 12:31 PM
Oh,Rose,last week you were in Austria and now you are in Madrid.Lucky girl to see many matches.And cheer him for all of us.Have fun there.
yeah,I just got know that Soldering is the one David will face to first in Madrid.
Not too terrible draw,this is a TMS,so have to defeat tough opponent before you can reach the next round.
Now come on David.you can do that.Good luck there.Get as many points as possible.It will be so nice if you win this title.

novanora
10-18-2004, 02:39 PM
Wow, that baby dinosaur will be the next opponent!! Well, dinosaur is strong, even a baby one. but dinosaur is a dinosaur, he can't be smarter than the dolphin, can he? ;)

bovenbuuf
10-18-2004, 06:44 PM
David plays tomorrow, last match, so sorry Nova, will be late again..

Pista Alcala'

Matches Start At: 11:00 AM
Taylor DENT (USA) vs Mikhail YOUZHNY (RUS)

followed by
Andy RAM (ISR) / Marat SAFIN (RUS) vs Bob BRYAN (USA) / Mike BRYAN (USA)

followed by
Tomas BERDYCH (CZE) vs Ivan LJUBICIC (CRO)

followed by
Kristof VLIEGEN (BEL) vs Guillermo CANAS (ARG)

followed by
Dominik HRBATY (SVK) / Rainer SCHUETTLER (GER) vs Rafael NADAL (ESP) / Tommy ROBREDO (ESP)

followed by
David NALBANDIAN (ARG) vs Robin SODERLING (SWE)

sigmagirl91
10-18-2004, 09:16 PM
Wow, that baby dinosaur will be the next opponent!! Well, dinosaur is strong, even a baby one. but dinosaur is a dinosaur, he can't be smarter than the dolphin, can he? ;)


:haha: :haha: :eek: :eek:

RogiFan88
10-18-2004, 10:04 PM
Rosie, you're in Madrid now? Lucky you! I just saw a R1 match Alex Corretja d D Ferrer -- I think they might show Nadal tomorrow.

So what's it like in Madrid? Looks a bit coolish and cloudy. How's the tourney so far? It's crazy trying to get close to the Spanish guys and there is always lots of interest in the S Americans also.

Have fun and eat lots of tapas... are you staying close to the Casa de Campo area?

jazz_girl
10-18-2004, 10:40 PM
Tomorrow already??? Why does he always play when I have a test???? I don't know if I'll be back to see the whole match or just a tiny part of it, so if anyone can ask Ceci to inform me I'll be very grateful!!!!

brazuca5copas
10-18-2004, 11:07 PM
Madrid Today

jazz_girl
10-18-2004, 11:26 PM
Thank you so much for the pics!!! It looks like he's having a great time!!! :)

sol
10-19-2004, 12:51 AM
Great pics Brazuca :hug:
Good luck to David against Söderling! :yeah: :D Vamos!!!

Gigan
10-19-2004, 02:10 AM
TUESDAY PREVIEW: NO. 2 SEED AGASSI, THREE SPANIARDS HIGHLIGHT SECOND DAY OF ACTION


There are seven remaining first round matches and four second round matches on Tuesday's schedule, highlighted by No. 2 seed and 2002 Masters Series Madrid champion Andre Agassi, who takes on qualifier Max Mirnyi in the evening session.

The 34-year-old Agassi is playing in his first tournament since losing a five-set battle in the quarterfinals at the US Open to world No. 1 and eventual champion Roger Federer on Sept. 9. Agassi has a 3-0 lifetime record against "The Beast" and the American won 6-2, 6-2 in their last meeting in the third round of the NASDAQ-100 Open in Miami.

No. 4 seed David Nalbandian plays recent Lyon champion Robin Soderling for the second time. Nalbandian won the previous meeting 6-4, 6-4, in the first round of ATP Masters Series Roma in May en route to the final (l. to Moya).

Opening up the day session on Pista Central is German Tommy Haas, who takes a 4-2 lifetime record against Belgian Xavier Malisse. Haas is the leading candidate for ATP Comeback Player of the Year after missing all of last season with a right shoulder injury. Haas is 21st in the INDESIT ATP 2004 Race with two ATP titles and a quarterfinal showing at the US Open.

The next match features Swedish veteran Jonas Bjorkman against Madrid native Fernando Verdasco. This is the first meeting between the two and Verdasco comes in with a 27-22 match record on the year. He won his first ATP title in Valencia in April.

The final afternoon match is between 18-year-old Rafael Nadal against 32-year-old Italian Davide Sanguinetti, who is coming off a semifinal showing in Vienna where he lost to another Spaniard, Feliciano Lopez. Nadal has doubled his match wins total from last year (14 to 28) and is 46th in the INDESIT ATP 2004 Race.

In the final match of the evening, towering Croat Ivo Karlovic takes a 2-0 lifetime record against Lopez, who is coming off a five-set victory over Guillermo Canas in Vienna on Sunday. The 23 year-old Madrid resident captured his first career ATP title.

What Soderling said on David:
"He's a good player but all matches are tough. I'll have to play my best, but I'm on good form so I think I will have a chance."



Go, go David!
Beat him tomorrow!!!
_____________________________________
:wavey: Andre Agassi forever :wavey:

sigmagirl91
10-19-2004, 03:05 AM
He's getting "little" again. Which means one thing: YEAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!

novanora
10-19-2004, 05:34 AM
David plays tomorrow, last match, so sorry Nova, will be late again..

Pista Alcala'

Matches Start At: 11:00 AM
Taylor DENT (USA) vs Mikhail YOUZHNY (RUS)

followed by
Andy RAM (ISR) / Marat SAFIN (RUS) vs Bob BRYAN (USA) / Mike BRYAN (USA)

followed by
Tomas BERDYCH (CZE) vs Ivan LJUBICIC (CRO)

followed by
Kristof VLIEGEN (BEL) vs Guillermo CANAS (ARG)

followed by
Dominik HRBATY (SVK) / Rainer SCHUETTLER (GER) vs Rafael NADAL (ESP) / Tommy ROBREDO (ESP)

followed by
David NALBANDIAN (ARG) vs Robin SODERLING (SWE)
:( :( :( both david's and willy's matches are late. Madrid must think i am a night cat and a coffee addict.

And thx brazu's pics :yeah:, he is with car, again....

Björki
10-19-2004, 05:47 AM
brazuca5copas thx for the pics :)

bovenbuuf
10-19-2004, 08:21 AM
Tomorrow already??? Why does he always play when I have a test???? I don't know if I'll be back to see the whole match or just a tiny part of it, so if anyone can ask Ceci to inform me I'll be very grateful!!!!
sorry to hear Jazz.. well guess we can all remind Ceci of telling you!;)

and GOOD LUCK!

bovenbuuf
10-19-2004, 08:24 AM
Thank you so much for the pics!!! It looks like he's having a great time!!! :)
if its about cars I always have the feeling that David is enjoing it all the time;)

bovenbuuf
10-19-2004, 08:26 AM
Thanks Brazuca and Gigan, for pics and article!

bovenbuuf
10-19-2004, 08:27 AM
:( :( :( both david's and willy's matches are late. Madrid must think i am a night cat and a coffee addict.


Oh I already thought you where a night cat and coffee addict:p
But good to hear you will be there tonight!

crigazzio
10-19-2004, 11:37 AM
Tomorrow already??? Why does he always play when I have a test???? I don't know if I'll be back to see the whole match or just a tiny part of it, so if anyone can ask Ceci to inform me I'll be very grateful!!!!

I´ll do girl!!!! don´t worry about it!!!!!

jazz_girl
10-19-2004, 02:35 PM
Thank you!!!!! :hug:

crigazzio
10-19-2004, 02:41 PM
You´re welcome!!!!!! ;) But let me know if your phone is from Unifón, or CTI please???

jazz_girl
10-19-2004, 02:44 PM
CTI, and yours?

crigazzio
10-19-2004, 02:48 PM
PErsonal, i´ll send you the messages from CTI´s pages, is more eassy ;) so i´ll be the journalist this afternoon!!! LOL!!!

bovenbuuf
10-19-2004, 03:04 PM
oh well guess you will do a great job! DO see that Canas is already playing.. we are on scedule!

bovenbuuf
10-19-2004, 03:06 PM
btw do hope we can watch something on telly.. at least somebody of us. The scoreboard is crap!

crigazzio
10-19-2004, 03:08 PM
Is true a lot of time Cañas was 2-1 and the score doesn´t show any change!!!!

bovenbuuf
10-19-2004, 03:23 PM
well he is now 57 54.. but cant tell if he made a break or not

Raquel
10-19-2004, 03:30 PM
Good Luck tonight David! :bounce:

jazz_girl
10-19-2004, 03:42 PM
Thanks Ceci!!!
Cañas won the second set and Chela is also playing now.

bovenbuuf
10-19-2004, 04:02 PM
yes its a busy scedule right now.. and I also have to eat;)

bovenbuuf
10-19-2004, 06:20 PM
Ok his match started he is 1-2 behind

bovenbuuf
10-19-2004, 07:47 PM
David won hsi match against soderling. 76 63! Well done!

novanora
10-19-2004, 08:06 PM
david and willy both won today :smoke: but chela lost to Dupuis.

the next opponent will be srichaphan or corretja

bovenbuuf
10-19-2004, 08:22 PM
well he has a good change of winning that match

jazz_girl
10-19-2004, 09:16 PM
Great news!!!! I did great in my test and sos did David in his! :yeah:
Thanks a lot for your report Ceci! I shared it with all my friends in school! :D

jazz_girl
10-19-2004, 09:18 PM
Yeah, I think he has a good chance with either one! Vamos David!!!!!!!!!!!Has anyone seen the match? How did he play?

sigmagirl91
10-19-2004, 09:32 PM
He started out down a break to Soderling 5-2, then he won three games in a row, took it to a tb, and won the tb 7-5. Then he practically owned the second set, winning it 6-3. Now, I don't care who he plays in the next round, I just want him to turn in a solid result.

jazz_girl
10-20-2004, 12:34 AM
Yeah, Ceci was kind enough to report me how it went. But have you seen the match? Is he playing well?
I'd love it if he goes far in this tournament! :)

novanora
10-20-2004, 02:39 AM
Great news!!!! I did great in my test and sos did David in his! :yeah:
Thanks a lot for your report Ceci! I shared it with all my friends in school! :D

it's increditable you can follow his match by mob, and also did great in your test at the same time! :eek::eek: congrats to your good test job! :yeah:

i checked the oop today, david won't play today, his next opponent could be Srichaphan or Corretja, who will play against today.

bovenbuuf
10-20-2004, 08:38 AM
thanks Nova, I wonder who will win, Corretja certainly has the advantage of the public

Tuga
10-20-2004, 09:51 AM
i´m very confident about david performance in Madrid! i think he will do a very good tournament!

I dont know if you have this photo but i find it today at tennis masters series madrid site!

Good luck David!

Cheers :angel:

Pink Panther
10-20-2004, 10:15 AM
As Thrilling as Formula One

20 October, 2004

Madrid - First pleasure and then work: Three of the world's best tennis players from three different continents experienced the thrills accompanying very high speeds in the co-driver's seat of a Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren whilst at this year’s ATP Masters in Spain.

"It was an incredible and unforgettable experience. A pure rush of adrenalin," said the local Spanish hero, Juan Carlos Ferrero, after doing two laps with Mercedes McLaren test driver Pedro de la Rosa. And just like Ferrero, both Argentine's top player, David Nalbandian, and Asia's best tennis professional Paradorn Srichaphan felt very safe in the black racer with 626 horse power under its bonnet.

"Pedro is an extremely skilful driver. I did not feel at all frightened although the speed was really very extreme," commented Nalbandian, who is No.10 in the Champions Race 2004 at the moment, "I was absolutely impressed just how well the car could be controlled despite such an extremely high speed." The 2002 Wimbledon finalist returned the favor later by giving the Spanish racing driver a bit of tennis practice at the Pabellon de Cristal, the venue of the Madrid Masters tournament.

After the trip to the former Formula One track in Jarama, Thailand's national hero, Srichaphan, declared that he felt the experience was like "venturing into a new dimension of speed" and added, "Never in my whole life have I driven a car myself or been driven at such a speed before." But in spite of this he remained "calm and relaxed," said the top professional, who in the meantime is the proud possessor of a diplomatic passport given to him by the King of Thailand. Just like Ferrero and Nalbandian, Srichaphan made the most of being at the course close to Madrid and used the opportunity to drive a few laps round the course himself in a Mercedes-Benz C 55 AMG. "But in comparison with Pedro, I probably looked more like a snail," said Srichaphan. :lol:

Last year, it was America's tennis star, Andy Roddick, who got the chance to drive a few laps round the track at Jarama with de la Rosa, and he called the trip "one of the most thrilling experiences in my whole life – even more thrilling than parachute jumping." However, Roddick, who had to withdraw from the tournament in Madrid at short notice, will also have the opportunity – just like all the other participants in the Masters Cup (15th – 21st November) to get an extra automobile present in Houston – after all, the champion of the unofficial WM will be getting a Mercedes-Benz SLK 55 AMG as a bonus.:drool: "It would be really great if I could qualify and then win the Masters Cup and the car," said motor sports fan Nalbandian.

I'm sure you'll qualify Nalby. :yeah: VAMOS! VAMOS! Although being 1-4 down yesterday against Soderling did give me a slight heart attack. :o

http://us1.webpublications.com.au/static/images/articles/i1029/102902_2mg.jpg

http://us1.webpublications.com.au/static/images/articles/i1029/102902_00mg.jpg

jazz_girl
10-20-2004, 10:56 AM
Well, Srichaphan will be David's next rival to beat. He defeated Corretja by 7-6 6-3 and they've never faced before.
LOL! David, Agassi, Srichaphan and Dupuis have all won by the same score.
Don't listen to me, I say stupid things when I'm sleepy :)

bovenbuuf
10-20-2004, 10:57 AM
David has to face Srichaphan in the next round. Srichaphan def Corretja in 76 63

novanora
10-20-2004, 01:14 PM
Pinky, thanks for the article :hug: quite funny!

"But in comparison with Pedro, I probably looked more like a snail," said Srichaphan.
i use the bike, should i look more than a tortoise? sometime, i do think snail speed is more attractive. They are enjoying the slow life, right?

"It would be really great if I could qualify and then win the Masters Cup and the car," said motor sports fan Nalbandian.
:rolleyes: i should have thought that early, the car is one of his big goals to houston....... does he envy Willy when willy won Stuttgart? ;)

Although being 1-4 down yesterday against Soderling did give me a slight heart attack. :o
Baby dinosaur is good at "attacking" sb.... i believe when the baby grows, he will attack not only your heart :smoke:

crigazzio
10-20-2004, 01:43 PM
Great news!!!! I did great in my test and sos did David in his! :yeah:
Thanks a lot for your report Ceci! I shared it with all my friends in school! :D
Congratulations girl!!!!!!! :worship:
I´m glad that you share our happiness in the middle of the match!!! ;)

Kisses

Gigan
10-20-2004, 01:49 PM
Small pic of David vs Soderling

http://www.atptennis.com/shared/photos/180X250/nalbandian_swing.jpg


No. 2 Agassi, No. 4 Nalbandian Advance; Spaniards Go 3-0
.....
No. 4 seed David Nalbandian also advanced to the third round by the identical score over young Swede Robin Soderling, who won his first career ATP title in Lyon on Oct. 10. Nalbandian, who entered the week 10th in the INDESIT ATP 2004 Race, is trying to make a return visit to the season-ending Tennis Masters Cup in Houston.

Soderling led 4-1 in the first set before Nalbandian broke back at 3-5. He then grabbed the first set by winning the tie-break 7-5. Nalbandian broke to go ahead 2-1 in the second set and never trailed the rest of the way.......
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:wavey: Andre Agassi forever :wavey:

bianco
10-20-2004, 02:10 PM
black again...
but where is the headband???

jazz_girl
10-20-2004, 02:31 PM
He's too tan, I think it's an archieve pic.

Gigan
10-20-2004, 02:35 PM
He's too tan, I think it's an archieve pic.
could be,
i did not see that match...
pic is from atp today news....

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:wavey: Andre Agassi forever :wavey:

lilianspring
10-20-2004, 03:00 PM
Now since that Srichaphan has won,he is David's next opponent.
And I have checked on Atp official website,found that they haven't met before.
So hope good luck to David,Srichaphan is not easy to defeat.
Just be calm in the match whatever happened and take care of your serving.David.

jazz_girl
10-20-2004, 03:50 PM
David's opinion:
"No vi a las modelos, todavía no me tocó. Pero en la cancha sólo pensamos en ganar. Si es bueno o malo no sé, mientras hagan bien lo que tienen que hacer... Creo que es la primera vez en la historia, pero cuando uno entra ahí no le importa nada, sólo piensa en tratar de ganar. Si las chicas hacen su trabajo bien, está bien".
"I didn't see the models, I didn't get to play with them yet. But when we're in the court we just think about winning. I don't know if it's good or bad, as long as they do well what they have to do...I think it's the first time in history, but when you enter there nothing else interests you, you're just thinking about winning. If the girls do well their jobs, then it's ok"

crigazzio
10-20-2004, 04:40 PM
He has right in my opinion......after all is everything about marketing.....
if those girl do a good job who cares if they´re models or not??? is part of the show i think......
But i don´t believe that he doesn´t look the girls!!! LOL!!!

crigazzio
10-20-2004, 04:59 PM
He has right in my opinion......after all is everything about marketing.....
if those girl do a good job who cares if they´re models or not??? is part of the show i think......
But i don´t believe that he doesn´t look the girls!!! LOL!!!

Jennay
10-20-2004, 08:05 PM
Good luck David :rocker2:

That car is beautiful!!

novanora
10-20-2004, 11:55 PM
He's too tan, I think it's an archieve pic.
This pic is from this year's AO QF vs Roger ;) so no headband, no pony tail, only the old black form. ATP always used the old pic, thinking about his profile pic..... :rolleyes:

novanora
10-21-2004, 12:00 AM
Today's OOP

Pista Alcala'

Matches Start At: 2:00 PM
Antony DUPUIS (FRA) vs Joachim JOHANSSON (SWE)

NOT BEFORE 3:30 PM
Luis HORNA (PER) vs Andrei PAVEL (ROM)

followed by
David NALBANDIAN (ARG) vs Paradorn SRICHAPHAN (THA)

NOT BEFORE 6:30 PM
Juan Ignacio CHELA (ARG) / Andrei PAVEL (ROM) vs Bob BRYAN (USA) / Mike BRYAN (USA)

followed by
Mahesh BHUPATHI (IND) / Max MIRNYI (BLR) or Leander PAES (IND) / David RIKL (CZE) vs Dominik HRBATY (SVK) / Rainer SCHUETTLER (GER)

Not a right court, but a right time for me ;)

Gigan
10-21-2004, 03:53 AM
Newest pic of David from Madrid (JUEVES, 21 DE OCTUBRE DE 2004):

Short part of text (simple):

"Grandes
figuras del deporte
español, como el piloto
de rally Carlos Sainz
y el golfista Sergio
García, acompañaron
a tenistas profesionales
como el argentino
David Nalbandian."
But I see only one guy...


Good luck David vs Srichaphan!
Beat him well!!!

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:wavey: Andre Agassi forever :wavey:

Fedex
10-21-2004, 04:38 AM
Good luck against Paradorn, David :D :yeah: :hug:

Vamos!!!!!
He should'nt have too much trouble with Srichaphan. :)

sigmagirl91
10-21-2004, 05:20 AM
He's too tan, I think it's an archieve pic.

Yeah, because right now, he's nowhere near tan.

bovenbuuf
10-21-2004, 08:06 AM
Ok thanks nova, guess it means it will be around 5pm here.. so good for me

merle
10-21-2004, 08:11 AM
Thanks for the pic Gigan, it's David with the Spanish rally driver Carlos Sainz. :wavey:

jazz_girl
10-21-2004, 11:38 AM
I think I might be able to follow David's match. At least the first part of it. I hope Horna can win quickly so I can see the whole match :)

bovenbuuf
10-21-2004, 02:38 PM
yes hope so too.. well he did win the first set now. Will you also be online at msn later then Jazz?

Gigan
10-21-2004, 02:41 PM
De la Rosa serves 626 hp - 21 October 2004
today news

McLaren test driver Pedro de la Rosa has treated three of the world's best tennis players to a blast around the Jarama (Spain) circuit.

Juan Carlos Ferrero, David Nalbandian and Paradorn Srichaphan were given the ride of a lifetime by the Spaniard in a Mercedes SLR McLaren.

Mercedes-Benz is a main sponsor of the 'Madrid Masters' tennis tournament.

'Pedro is an extremely skilful driver, so I did not feel at all frightened,' said world number ten Nalbandian, 'although the speed was really very extreme.'
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:wavey: Andre Agassi forever :wavey:

bovenbuuf
10-21-2004, 03:08 PM
Horna just won. Think Davids match starts soon

bovenbuuf
10-21-2004, 04:25 PM
And David was quick. He won in 63 61. Must be a good match.. next to face Dent!

jazz_girl
10-21-2004, 04:29 PM
Amazing win David!!!! :yeah:
I hope he can make it again tomorrow against Dent!!!! :)

bianco
10-21-2004, 04:38 PM
well done David!
I'm dying to see the match really.

junekidd
10-21-2004, 04:45 PM
great job, david! :yeah: :bounce:

novanora
10-21-2004, 04:49 PM
me too!!! i'd love to see that match!!! why madrid don't put him in the center :(

but today is a great winning!!!! :yeah: i think he can do that bagel in paradon's last serving, but he didn't :) don't wanna give opponent too embrassment

crigazzio
10-21-2004, 05:25 PM
Great job blonde boy!!!!!!!!
keep doing like this!!!!!!

Gigan
10-21-2004, 06:37 PM
Congratulations David!

David def Srichaphan 6-3, 6-1!!!



(Andre def Spadea 6-1, 6-3...)

_______________________________________
:wavey: Andre Agassi forever :wavey:

crigazzio
10-21-2004, 06:42 PM
check this.....is so good to see him glad!!!!! :worship:
I want this pic as my avie but i cant make it yet!!!!! ;)

novanora
10-21-2004, 06:46 PM
thanks gigan for the pics!! nice to see he wears black, but did a great winning :D so now we can say black is not that unlucky any more yet?!

and ceci, this one is great!! i agree you choose this one, just be your avvie!! or you can wait for more good results from his madrid ;)

novanora
10-21-2004, 06:55 PM
Tomorrow's oop

Pista Central

Start at 11 A.M.

Mark Knowles/Daniel Nestor vs Bhupathi/Mirnyi or Hrbaty/Schuettler

Follow By
Ivan Ljubicic vs Joachim Johansson

Not before 3:30 P.M.

David Nalbandian vs Taylor Dent

Start at 7:30 P.M.

Tommy Robredo vs Vincent Spadea or Andre Agassi

Follow By
Luis Horna vs Marat Safin or Stephan Koubek

Gigan
10-21-2004, 06:57 PM
check this.....is so good to see him glad!!!!! :worship:
I want this pic as my avie but i cant make it yet!!!!! ;)
is it from the last match?

novanora
10-21-2004, 07:07 PM
is it from the last match?
gigan, i think it's from vienna QF vs Canas

crigazzio
10-21-2004, 07:36 PM
Yes is from Ole, they syas that is from the last match...

jazz_girl
10-21-2004, 07:50 PM
YES!!!! I'll be able to see David's match tomorrow on tv! And it's in the morning!!! :D

jazz_girl
10-21-2004, 08:02 PM
His thought about being in the final: "Not yet, the draw is too tough"
"Aún no, el cuadro es muy duro"
"The good thing about today, is that unlike the second round match, I started playing really well from the start, from the first point. That makes me feel very much at ease, I know I can still do better"
"Lo bueno de hoy, a diferencia del partido de segunda ronda, fue que empecé a jugar bien desde el principio, desde el primer punto. Eso me deja muy tranquilo, sé que puedo dar más aún"
"In this tournament, with the hight and how fast this surface is, Dent is a very tough player. It's true that Henman lost in my part of the draw, but there's Johansson, and he was a semifinalist in the Us Open and plays very well."
"En este torneo, con la altura y lo rápido que está, Dent es un jugador muy duro. Es cierto que perdió Henman en mi sector del cuadro, pero está Johansson, que fue semifinalista del US Open y juega muy bien"

bovenbuuf
10-21-2004, 08:47 PM
gigan, i think it's from vienna QF vs Canas
Yeah you are right, when I saw that pic, I thought, this one loos familiar. its indeed against Canas!
wow you are really good with pics!

bovenbuuf
10-21-2004, 08:49 PM
thanks Jazz for the quotes

Raquel
10-21-2004, 11:08 PM
Well done David!! :woohoo:

Good Luck tomorrow :bounce:

Gigan
10-21-2004, 11:12 PM
El choque de las 15:30 horas entre el argentino David Nalbandian y el estadounidense Taylor Dent es ideal para aquellos que disfrutan desentrañando las tácticas y los diferentes estilos del tenis. Un gran restador -Nalbandian- frente a un gran sacador y voleador como Dent. La velocidad de la pista y la altura de Madrid emparejan un duelo en el que, en otras circunstancias, el argentino es claro favorito.


Good luck David!
______________________________________
:wavey: Andre Agassi forever :wavey:

RogiFan88
10-22-2004, 01:39 AM
Vamos, David!

jazz_girl
10-22-2004, 01:45 AM
Ok, for the ones that can't see this match, America Tv will show it live and you can follow it through the internet. Here's the link:
http://www.uolsinectis.com.ar/comun/media/video_america56.htm

Pink Panther
10-22-2004, 02:07 AM
:bigclap: Good Luck David!

Ok, for the ones that can't see this match, America Tv will show it live and you can follow it through the internet. Here's the link:
http://www.uolsinectis.com.ar/comun/media/video_america56.htm

:cool: Cool...thanx for the link jazz_girl.

Carolinita
10-22-2004, 02:11 AM
Vamos David!!..:bigclap:
Y cobrale venganza por haber eliminado al Nico Massu :devil:

Zetlandsk
10-22-2004, 10:10 AM
Vamos David, you must win this tournament only yourself or Safin will do, as the others that are left I can't stand, though Ljubicic or Horna would be alright, though I don't see this happening.

Just hope he has the return game happening, as he can cause Dent a lot of problems.

sigmagirl91
10-22-2004, 10:56 AM
check this.....is so good to see him glad!!!!! :worship:
I want this pic as my avie but i cant make it yet!!!!! ;)

Ceci, save this pic to your hard drive; size it to 140 X 140; and upload it onto here as your avatar.

crigazzio
10-22-2004, 12:23 PM
Ceci, save this pic to your hard drive; size it to 140 X 140; and upload it onto here as your avatar.
Thanks Tiff for your data but i don´t know how can i safe the file in that way, cause when i try to do that there´s no sizes in the program that i can choose and safe it.....You know what i mean???:(
If you can help me,I´ll thank you for the rest of the year ;)

Kisses
Ceci

Action Jackson
10-22-2004, 12:35 PM
Vamos David.

Lets win this title.

jazz_girl
10-22-2004, 12:45 PM
the ball-boys on the models:
"They don't know anything, they're useless. Besides, they get paid thousand of euros and we barely get our food paid, and the food is shit"
"If they want to promote tennis, invite kids for free"
"Yesterday a model was asked about what a tie-break was and she answeres: It's a 6-0""
"No saben hacer nada, no sirven. Encima, les pagan miles de euros y a nosotros apenas nos cubren la comida, y la comida es una mierda"
"Si quieren promocionar el tenis, que inviten gratis a los chicos"
"Ayer le preguntaron a una qué era un tie-break y respondió: ''Un 6-0''".
:haha:

Action Jackson
10-22-2004, 12:48 PM
the ball-boys on the models:
"They don't know anything, they're useless. Besides, they get paid thousand of euros and we barely get our food paid, and the food is shit"
"If they want to promote tennis, invite kids for free"
"Yesterday a model was asked about what a tie-break was and she answeres: It's a 6-0""
"No saben hacer nada, no sirven. Encima, les pagan miles de euros y a nosotros apenas nos cubren la comida, y la comida es una mierda"
"Si quieren promocionar el tenis, que inviten gratis a los chicos"
"Ayer le preguntaron a una qué era un tie-break y respondió: ''Un 6-0''".
:haha:

Those quoutes are a thing of beauty. :)

jazz_girl
10-22-2004, 12:58 PM
They're very honest. Kids don't lie :)

crigazzio
10-22-2004, 01:59 PM
LOL!!!! those kids are very mad!!!!! But that is the show kids...... ;)

crimson
10-22-2004, 04:17 PM
:D He's into the semi-finals! He has really got back into form, I'm so pleased. :D He plays Ljubicic next: I checked the head -to -head record on the ATP site and this will be the first time they have played each other. Ivan is playing well but I still think David will have a great chance to win and get through to the final. :D

jazz_girl
10-22-2004, 04:20 PM
I think David will make it tomorrow. Ljubicic had a very tough match today, and David is playing really well!!!!!!!!!!!! His returns today were amazing, and his service in the second serve was much better.
It's good to have you back David! :banana:

crigazzio
10-22-2004, 04:33 PM
WAS AMAZING!!!!!!!!
DAVID you´re the best!!!!!

sigmagirl91
10-22-2004, 05:03 PM
Way to go, David. You made me proud.

crigazzio
10-22-2004, 05:13 PM
Way to go, David. You made me proud.

Girl!!!!we miss you today!!!!!! Are you ok??? I´m so glad that i can´t stop to jump the whole time!!! :yippee:

crigazzio
10-22-2004, 05:17 PM
12:54 | MASTERS SERIES OF MADRID

Nalbandian happened to semis in Spain
It won in sets in excess to Taylor Dent (the U.S.A.).
Tomorrow it will look for a place in the end facing the Croatian Ivan Ljubicic.
David Nalbandian, tenth in ránking ATP, took a step important to put in the Masters de Houston.
This noon classified for semis of Madrid (2.425.000 euros, cement) when winning by 7-6(4) and 6-3 the American Taylor Dent (40ª).
The match had changing alternatives. Nalbandian did not take the first Set well. Dent, very concentrated, got to be 5-2 above. The Cordovan, per moments very nervous, could not find the return him to the constants raised of his rival the network. Nevertheless,everything was modified: Nalbandian recovered that confidence that
took it to put between top ten and forced tie-break. The Argentinean did not pardon: he gained the 7-4 definition and the Set by fitting took 7-6. Dent felt the blow. Nalbandian, although the game continued being even, became the protagonist of the party. Playing in great level, it managed to break to the in a while decisive American: it
happened to win 5-3. With the serve to his favor, the Cordovan imposed his coldness and it remained with the match when winning by 6-3. This way, Nalbandian took an important step to make sure a place in the Masters de Houston, to dispute itself in November. Tomorrow in as much, the Argentinean will look for happens to the end of the match facing the Croatian Ivan Ljubicic (29º in ránking), who more early won by 7-6(7), 6-7(1) and 7-6(3) to the Swedish Joachim Johansson.
It will be the first match between both.

GOOOOO DAVIDDDD 2 more for the MASTER!!!!!!

sigmagirl91
10-22-2004, 05:21 PM
Girl!!!!we miss you today!!!!!! Are you ok??? I´m so glad that i can´t stop to jump the whole time!!! :yippee:

check your pm.

novanora
10-22-2004, 05:31 PM
Way to go, David. You made me proud.
sig, you missed a gorgeous match!! he did awesome shots in the 2nd set!!

and ceci, if you already decide to use this pic, i will resize it for you ;) you really decided yet? no change?

novanora
10-22-2004, 05:34 PM
I think David will make it tomorrow. Ljubicic had a very tough match today, and David is playing really well!!!!!!!!!!!! His returns today were amazing, and his service in the second serve was much better.
It's good to have you back David! :banana:
right! i am watching the replay of Ivan vs pimpim match now. this rally match prolonged so long time!! Ljubicic could be tired after that. If david can keep his serving like today's 2nd set, then he will win!

sigmagirl91
10-22-2004, 05:38 PM
He needs to do better than that to win. But, I think he can take Ljubicic.

crigazzio
10-22-2004, 05:44 PM
ok...i guess i have my avatar .....This is a test...LOL!!

crigazzio
10-22-2004, 05:44 PM
YESSSSS!!!!i have my first avatar!!!LOL!!!!
Thanks Tiff!!!!

novanora
10-22-2004, 05:49 PM
just check the h2h record, david never played with ljubic before.

and, it's good to see david is on the ATP site cover again :D

From the Madrid Official site review:

Ljubicic out-guns Johansson in Madrid serving struggle

• Nalbandian is also in semifinals after beating Dent in straight sets
Madrid, 22th October 2004 (dpa) - Ivan Ljubicic went into the semifinal of Masters Series Madrid after beating big server Joachim Johansson by 7-6 (2), 6-7 (1) and 7-6 (3).

"As the match got close to the end, I was winning more points on his serve than he on mine. That gave me extra confidence in the last tie-breaker. He finished with a double-faults -maybe that was the trademark of our match- all or nothing.

Ljubicic, who defeated Johansson in the second round at the Athens Games, now stands 34-21 as he awaits an opponent from fourth seed David Nalbandian and American Taylor Dent.

"Playing the Hamburg (clay) semis was a much bigger surprise than this," said Ljubicic. "Everyone knows I can play well on indoor courts. I beat (Rainer) Schuettler and (Tim) Henman back-to-back. I don't see why I can't go all the way."

Johansson arrived in the quarters without having lost a set this week. The Swede remains level with Roddick for the most indoor wins this season (13) and with a ranking of 11th still has a chance to qualify for November's eight-man Masters Cup season final.

David Nalbandian is the second player in semifinals. He has beaten Taylor Dent by 7-6 (4) and 6-4 and will face tomorrow Ljubicic for a place in the final match.

sol
10-22-2004, 05:51 PM
:woohoo:Well done, David! :D :yeah: :hatoff:
Good luck against Ivan! ;)
Great reports, novanora & crigazzio!:worship: Thanks! :hug::D

novanora
10-22-2004, 05:52 PM
YESSSSS!!!!i have my first avatar!!!LOL!!!!
Thanks Tiff!!!!
good avvie, ceci ;)

sigmagirl91
10-22-2004, 06:12 PM
YESSSSS!!!!i have my first avatar!!!LOL!!!!
Thanks Tiff!!!!

You're welcome :)

sol
10-22-2004, 06:23 PM
Interview in Spanish: (for Jimena and Ceci)


Nalbandian: “La clave estuvo en mi resto”


Madrid, 22 de octubre de 2004 - Entrevista a David Nalbandian, que se ha impuesto a Taylor Dent por 7-6 (4) y 6-3 y ha alcanzado las semifinales del Masters Series Madrid.

P: Tu control en el partido empieza en el momento en que comienzas a meter globos. ¿Ha sido un partido en el que has necesitado mucha estrategia?
DAVID NALBANDIAN: Más que en los globos, la clave del partido estuvo en mi resto. Intenté ganar más puntos. Me parece que fue más importante la devolución que los globos.

P: En el 4-1 del tie break, ¿pensaste que podías ganar el set o estabas pensando en el segundo?
DN: No, yo luché cada punto. Hizo 3 saques muy buenos hasta ahí y yo perdí un punto con mi saque, pero sentí que le estaba presionando y de hecho lo hice.

P: ¿Cómo viste a Dent en la pista? ¿Fue mejor de lo que esperabas?
DN: Para mí jugó muy bien. No es fácil jugar con una persona así porque tienes que ser muy preciso. De entrada me costó un poco, pero luego evolucioné, recuperé y tomé más conciencia.

P: ¿Tienes algún problema en el tobillo? Veo que lo llevas vendado.
DN: No, no; ningún problema.

P: ¿Te consideras uno de los favoritos para ganar?
DN: Creo que a esta altura todos pueden ganar porque Luis, Safin, Agassi… son buenos jugadores y cualquiera puede ganar. Espero estar a su altura. Todos queremos un lugar en el Masters y estamos luchando por ello.

P: ¿Cuanto te influye en la cabeza el Masters cuando estas jugando aquí?
DN: Es un objetivo más que tienes. Yo me estoy sintiendo muy bien. Sé que no lo tengo muy fácil si Safin y Agassi siguen ganando. Me sacan ventaja, así que dependo de ellos.

P: ¿Cómo ves tu partido de mañana ante Ljubicic?
DN: No lo sé porque nunca jugué con él y es un jugador que esconde muy bien el saque. Tengo que estar pendiente del resto, tratar de moverle mucho… creo que va a ser un partido difícil.

P: En este torneo parece que han faltado los grandes, ¿crees que falta algo en este Masters Series Madrid?
DN: No, creo que el tenis es un deporte muy duro. A estas alturas los jugadores se encuentran muy cansados, además aun quedan la Davis y el Masters. Este año faltaban muchos jugadores, pero normalmente la mayoría viene a jugar.

P: Desde tu perspectiva, ¿como ves la Davis entre España y EEUU? ¿Tú también la hubieras sacado de Madrid por la altitud?
DN: Sí, sin duda la bola irá más despacio en Sevilla. Personalmente, creo que España es el favorito.

bovenbuuf
10-22-2004, 06:54 PM
sorry Sol, even if its just for Jimena and Ceci.. I just couldn't stop reading it:)

Nice article!

crigazzio
10-22-2004, 06:59 PM
Thanks SOL!!!!!!! Nice interview!!!!! ;)

crigazzio
10-22-2004, 07:00 PM
Thanks Crys I love my avie!! LOL....
Ju finally i have one...

sol
10-22-2004, 07:02 PM
sorry Sol, even if its just for Jimena and Ceci.. I just couldn't stop reading it:)

Nice article!
Sorry bovenbuuf! I didn't know that you read Spanish. The interview is to everyone here of course. :angel:

bovenbuuf
10-22-2004, 07:34 PM
Oh its ok Sol:)

jazz_girl
10-22-2004, 10:28 PM
Thanks a lot for the interview Sol! And Ceci, it's great to see that you finally have an avatar! :yeah:
About tomorrow's match, I'm confident that David will do a nice job! :)

bovenbuuf
10-23-2004, 07:22 AM
Pista Central
Matches Start At:
1:30 PM
Ivan LJUBICIC (CRO)vs David NALBANDIAN (ARG)

Guess its a nice time, at least it is for me..

novanora
10-23-2004, 07:51 AM
thanks, bov! it's also the good time for me, much earlier! but here is no broadcasting, so today, i will fight with America TV with you together ;)

bovenbuuf
10-23-2004, 07:59 AM
yeah I do hope it works, yesterday was really annoying:(

Aleksa's Laydee
10-23-2004, 10:43 AM
Well Done in beating Taylor...hope you win today :)

jazz_girl
10-23-2004, 10:52 AM
Hey guys! I just read in Olé that David is back with Capitaine as his PT.

bovenbuuf
10-23-2004, 11:59 AM
Ok well guess it can be good.. we did heard rumours a while ago that team Nalbandian was not working properly, and we did see david had injuries.. so well maybe this is just a good thing, helps the confidence and to get the peace in the team back

Aleksa's Laydee
10-23-2004, 01:05 PM
Well done David...Into the final!!! 6-4 6-4 win!!

novanora
10-23-2004, 01:17 PM
wow~~~~~ now i ask more, man!!! win the title!!!!!!

bovenbuuf
10-23-2004, 01:20 PM
yeah glad to see he won. Now the final, what will start at 3pm local time. Hope he can make it and just win this tournement!

sigmagirl91
10-23-2004, 01:21 PM
Come on, David, win this---man....

jazz_girl
10-23-2004, 01:37 PM
GREAT WIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Vamos David!!!! take the title now, you deserve it!!!! :bounce:
He didn't drop a set in the whole tournament!!! :yeah:
Will it be a 3 or 5 setter?

TennisLurker
10-23-2004, 01:59 PM
best of 5

Jennay
10-23-2004, 01:59 PM
:woohoo:

jazz_girl
10-23-2004, 02:01 PM
Thanks! :)

bovenbuuf
10-23-2004, 02:01 PM
oh even better, more david time!

TennisLurker
10-23-2004, 03:47 PM
he has to play marat

bovenbuuf
10-23-2004, 04:07 PM
yup, and it will be hard.

sigmagirl91
10-23-2004, 04:28 PM
I ain't gonna call this one....

RogiFan88
10-23-2004, 06:21 PM
Well done, David, nice and short! Now I get my final: David v. Marat... who will win?? I like them both... so VAMOS, DAVID!

Raquel
10-23-2004, 06:50 PM
Well done David :worship: Sounds like a great performance today :yeah:

Good Luck in the final! :D

junekidd
10-23-2004, 07:12 PM
well done Daivd! :yeah:
thanks for the score update today Jime! :hearts:
I know you won't want to see me tomorrow, at least won't add me to your updating. anyway, good luck to David tomorrow! and I still keep :tape: on Marat. let them talk by their rackets! :tennis:

jazz_girl
10-23-2004, 07:20 PM
No June!!!! You're more than welcome to join us!!! And all the Marat fans, none of us will be cheering for the same guy, but it would be great if we can do it together! It will be fun :yeah:

junekidd
10-23-2004, 07:31 PM
that would be very funny indeed! you know, Sol is also the fan of both guys! what a hilarious final it would be! :rocker: :rocker2: :banana: :aparty:

spikeys_girl
10-23-2004, 08:13 PM
GOOD LUCK DAVID!

Jennay
10-23-2004, 08:22 PM
Good luck David :banana:

Tricky_Forehand
10-23-2004, 09:42 PM
I've been at the Burbank Challenger all week. David's wins have been good news to come home too

One more David!! :bounce:

sigmagirl91
10-23-2004, 10:10 PM
that would be very funny indeed! you know, Sol is also the fan of both guys! what a hilarious final it would be! :rocker: :rocker2: :banana: :aparty:

It would be a final to remember, that's for damn sure. The oaf vs. the clod: my morning entertainment.

jazz_girl
10-23-2004, 11:32 PM
So Sig, would you join us tomorrow???
And June, so far you're the only Marat fan that's gonna join us! Invite someone else so you won't be outnumbered! :kiss:

sigmagirl91
10-24-2004, 01:15 AM
I'll do what I can.

RogiFan88
10-24-2004, 01:49 AM
for me a win-win situation tomorrow... I'll be happy if either David or Marat wins!

junekidd
10-24-2004, 04:17 AM
So Sig, would you join us tomorrow???
And June, so far you're the only Marat fan that's gonna join us! Invite someone else so you won't be outnumbered! :kiss:

:eek: :eek: :eek:
I am the only one??? that sounds not good... I will try to invite at least one to accompany with me!

Vladimir Poutine
10-24-2004, 04:21 AM
Their matches have been close and I think it will be played in a great spirit and as much as I like Marat, it's about time David won a title and this is the one for him.

His return of serve needs to be at it's best, and his 1st serve percentage at least in the mid 60s, but I can't lose either way.

I♥PsY@Mus!c
10-24-2004, 07:16 AM
Good luck David!!! :rocker2:

novanora
10-24-2004, 07:20 AM
:eek: :eek: :eek:
I am the only one??? that sounds not good... I will try to invite at least one to accompany with me!
June, i can't help being mean to sb tonight :ignore:

novanora
10-24-2004, 07:31 AM
that would be very funny indeed! you know, Sol is also the fan of both guys! what a hilarious final it would be! :rocker: :rocker2: :banana: :aparty:
i am quite curious to see Sol's reaction tonight :aplot:

novanora
10-24-2004, 07:39 AM
look at what safin said about David the final:

Safin : On Nalbandian next:

“well, he defeated me at Roland Garros. I had a lot of blisters, so it’s a good excuse. But I like to play against him. I feel comfortable. Now it’s different. He’s playing much better. He has more confidence, more experience. He knows how to play indoors. Everything depends on the beginning of the match and how everything starts. After that the match will be defined.”

junekidd
10-24-2004, 08:31 AM
i am quite curious to see Sol's reaction tonight :aplot:


sorry you won't... cos Sol has been off to her parents' home, and there is no internet access, even no computer... :sad:
tonight maybe all we Marat fans could not get TV coverage, and I do not know if I can stick to the end of the match cos my relative comes back to my home... really suck! so you know, I hope the match could be short as possible as it can be! and if it wouldn't, I have to beg you to sent me SMS... *sigh* :sad: :bigcry:
I have told jiat to accompany with me, maybe vass and andrea too. at least, I am not alone now! lol

junekidd
10-24-2004, 08:53 AM
do you think that marat's saying is somewhat stuff nova? I still hold that let them talk by their rackets on court! :aplot:

novanora
10-24-2004, 09:10 AM
sorry you won't... cos Sol has been off to her parents' home, and there is no internet access, even no computer... :sad:
tonight maybe all we Marat fans could not get TV coverage, and I do not know if I can stick to the end of the match cos my relative comes back to my home... really suck! so you know, I hope the match could be short as possible as it can be! and if it wouldn't, I have to beg you to sent me SMS... *sigh* :sad: :bigcry:
I have told jiat to accompany with me, maybe vass and andrea too. at least, I am not alone now! lol
your relative come back :eek: :eek: :eek: see..... if david wins, i will send your SMS, if i don't, then you know marat wins. BTW, can you watch the replay?

do you think that marat's saying is somewhat stuff nova? I still hold that let them talk by their rackets on court!
i know, hippo reminds us his blisters. But we see a more confident and experienced dolphin. According to hippo's words. dolphin will dominate the starting, and then win the match. so, sorry to hippo, but he still will be the most famous and sexiest hippo that houston has ever had.

junekidd
10-24-2004, 09:29 AM
maybe I could see the replay from CCTV5. if in this case, I hope I cannot receive your SMS... do you remember my number? either is ok!
hippo is always saying that stuff! he knows the starts of the match is important, then, do you think he will miss the domination of it? in fact, this title is more important to dolphin when it comes to the TMC entry. so I am not as nervous as you, though it is apparent that I will support hippo. ;) see you later. I am more excited than nervous!

novanora
10-24-2004, 09:41 AM
no, june, not like you think, i am not nervous at all now :) i believe he will win. so, wait for my happy SMS when i enjoy the winning, and you have to sit front of TV with your relative ;)

bovenbuuf
10-24-2004, 09:45 AM
OK guess this means it will be fun today. A nice chinese fight, and Sig for the nice talks!

about the words from Safin. Nice and proves even more that it will be a nice match to see or to follow with all of you at msn

junekidd
10-24-2004, 09:48 AM
with relative? no... she has sleeped with my dear computer then! and I can only get the match without any sound! damn!!! poor me! so sb had better not waste my luck! :(

Toppu
10-24-2004, 10:13 AM
for me a win-win situation tomorrow... I'll be happy if either David or Marat wins!

me too. But I want David to win as Marat has already captured China open this year.

landoud
10-24-2004, 10:26 AM
we want a title dave :banana:

Sakura 0101
10-24-2004, 11:04 AM
WIN THE TITLE !!! BAD BOY :kiss:

bovenbuuf
10-24-2004, 11:08 AM
Just hope he can play a good match and doesn't have to much trouble with that finger of his!

Action Jackson
10-24-2004, 11:48 AM
I am convinced I saw Rosie on the TV yesterday after David won the match against Ivan. I am looking forward to this, and David needs to win this one as much as I like Marat, but on this occasion I will be cheering David.

I woinder if David and Ivan communicate in Italian.

jazz_girl
10-24-2004, 11:49 AM
:eek: :eek: :eek:
I am the only one??? that sounds not good... I will try to invite at least one to accompany with me!
LOL! Don't worry June, we'll be nice to you :hug: :kiss:
Well, I really hope David can play, cause what I've been reading in the news really scared me. David said he's fine, but apparently his toe is completely broken, and he played that way with Ljubicic. But he was an hour late for his press conference, and he was there in flip-flops and with a bandage on his toe. Not good news at all. In fact, he doesn't even talk too much about the Masters anymore...

bovenbuuf
10-24-2004, 11:53 AM
ah well you never know what can happen after I have seen wat Taylor Hamilton did, I think he can just be there and give the best he can.

Action Jackson
10-24-2004, 11:55 AM
ah well you never know what can happen after I have seen wat Taylor Hamilton did, I think he can just be there and give the best he can.

Tyler Hamilton was blood doped and blood doping isn't going to help a toe injury.

jazz_girl
10-24-2004, 11:57 AM
He did played with his toe broken yesterday and didn't show at all...But if he didn't say anything, maybe it's not as bad as it sounds...
Stupid injuries!!!!! :mad:

bovenbuuf
10-24-2004, 11:57 AM
Tyler Hamilton was blood doped and blood doping isn't going to help a toe injury.
That was this year, I was talking about what he did last year in the Tour..

what he did this year, is being an idiot!

Action Jackson
10-24-2004, 12:00 PM
That was this year, I was talking about what he did last year in the Tour..

what he did this year, is being an idiot!

He is a long distance elite cyclist, he is blood doped. He was then and he is now, and only got off because of a technicality. If you want to discuss EPO and NESP use with me go ahead.

Action Jackson
10-24-2004, 12:01 PM
He did played with his toe broken yesterday and didn't show at all...But if he didn't say anything, maybe it's not as bad as it sounds...
Stupid injuries!!!!! :mad:

How did he break his toe? I hope it wasn't with that models as the ball people.

jazz_girl
10-24-2004, 12:08 PM
I have no idea how he did it, I don't even know if it's even truth. But all the media here's talking about it and blaming on the bungee jumping. Althought, I think it's stupid cause I cannot understand how you break a toe doing a bungee jumping, but that's the press here...
Anyway, the press said that they got suspicious when he won the match and he didn't seem so happy (I thought he was...) and then he arrived an hour late for the press conference wearing flipflops and a bandage on his right toe. But David said everything is fine, though someone from his team said that his toe was "totally broken" and that he needed medical treatment to play against Ljubicic and he spent the night asking for medical advices.

bovenbuuf
10-24-2004, 12:10 PM
He is a long distance elite cyclist, he is blood doped. He was then and he is now, and only got off because of a technicality. If you want to discuss EPO and NESP use with me go ahead.
No I don't want to discus doping,what he did this year was very sad, and still think he shouldn't do it. And yes it was really dreadfull that he got off with a technicallity. Still think he didn't earned that gold.

What I just meant to say was that Taylor cycled last year with a broken collarbone for 3 weeks.

bovenbuuf
10-24-2004, 12:12 PM
I have no idea how he did it, I don't even know if it's even truth. But all the media here's talking about it and blaming on the bungee jumping. Althought, I think it's stupid cause I cannot understand how you break a toe doing a bungee jumping, but that's the press here...
Anyway, the press said that they got suspicious when he won the match and he didn't seem so happy (I thought he was...) and then he arrived an hour late for the press conference wearing flipflops and a bandage on his right toe. But David said everything is fine, though someone from his team said that his toe was "totally broken" and that he needed medical treatment to play against Ljubicic and he spent the night asking for medical advices.

ah well guess will hear it later how or if he broke his toe..

novanora
10-24-2004, 12:21 PM
Well, I really hope David can play, cause what I've been reading in the news really scared me. David said he's fine, but apparently his toe is completely broken, and he played that way with Ljubicic. But he was an hour late for his press conference, and he was there in flip-flops and with a bandage on his toe. Not good news at all. In fact, he doesn't even talk too much about the Masters anymore...
you really scared me, jazz :eek::eek: it's the most horrible news today, how can that be??? :mad:

novanora
10-24-2004, 12:27 PM
I have no idea how he did it, I don't even know if it's even truth. But all the media here's talking about it and blaming on the bungee jumping. Althought, I think it's stupid cause I cannot understand how you break a toe doing a bungee jumping, but that's the press here...
Anyway, the press said that they got suspicious when he won the match and he didn't seem so happy (I thought he was...) and then he arrived an hour late for the press conference wearing flipflops and a bandage on his right toe. But David said everything is fine, though someone from his team said that his toe was "totally broken" and that he needed medical treatment to play against Ljubicic and he spent the night asking for medical advices.
it's stupid :mad: the bungee jumping was done a week ago, how can be any relation between the toe broken and bungee?! but flipflopes and bandage really worry me. this is fast hard surface, the toe injury could affect the moving much!! even it's a final!! :mad: :mad:

bovenbuuf
10-24-2004, 12:41 PM
we will just wait and see!

sigmagirl91
10-24-2004, 01:26 PM
How in the heck did he break his toe, if in fact he broke it?

Action Jackson
10-24-2004, 01:30 PM
Probably speculation, but we'll find out soon enough.

bovenbuuf
10-24-2004, 01:32 PM
yeah he never says anything about it, maybe closely after the match.

landoud
10-24-2004, 01:40 PM
the match is not going very well
5-2 to safin

bovenbuuf
10-24-2004, 03:03 PM
well it didn't went well 62 64 63

but well he did fight at the end, and its just good to reach the final again after this confidence thing and the injury problems he had, but a pity we now have the toe

crimson
10-24-2004, 03:40 PM
I would have loved to see him win, but it's still a great tournament for him to have reached a TMS final, and hopefully that will give him lots of confidence for the rest of the season and next year.

jazz_girl
10-24-2004, 04:11 PM
I'm sad he lost, but I'm gonna look the bright side of it: I think none of us thought he was gonna make it further than the QF, am I right? I'm just soooo happy that he's made it to the final and that he's playing much better.
Safin played a great match, and David wasn't at his best. I don't know how bad his toe is, but form what I heard he injured himself while playing against Srichaphan. Apparently he kicked one of the nets stands (how are they called???) and broke his toe :rolleyes:

crimson
10-24-2004, 04:28 PM
Yes, it was a great achievement even to make it to the final, so he's definitely on the right path :) - hopefully the foot injury will heal as soon as possible and not become a long term problem - it would be awful for another injury to derail him just when he had got back on form.

bovenbuuf
10-24-2004, 05:12 PM
I'm sad he lost, but I'm gonna look the bright side of it: I think none of us thought he was gonna make it further than the QF, am I right? I'm just soooo happy that he's made it to the final and that he's playing much better.
Safin played a great match, and David wasn't at his best. I don't know how bad his toe is, but form what I heard he injured himself while playing against Srichaphan. Apparently he kicked one of the nets stands (how are they called???) and broke his foot :rolleyes:
His foot, wow that is even worse then a toe... :sad:

novanora
10-24-2004, 05:26 PM
I'm sad he lost, but I'm gonna look the bright side of it: I think none of us thought he was gonna make it further than the QF, am I right? I'm just soooo happy that he's made it to the final and that he's playing much better.
yeah, but is that greedy we hope he win his first big title when he has ALREADY stand on the final court? :sad:


Safin played a great match, and David wasn't at his best. I don't know how bad his toe is, but form what I heard he injured himself while playing against Srichaphan. Apparently he kicked one of the nets stands (how are they called???) and broke his foot :rolleyes:
ehhhhhh, he never surprise me by those comedy film plots? :eek: :rolleyes: but that makes him be a tragedy male leading role :bigcry:

jazz_girl
10-24-2004, 05:35 PM
I meant to say toe not foot sorry!!! I'll change that!

bovenbuuf
10-24-2004, 05:38 PM
Oh ok, thanks you cleared that up, I started to get really worried!

jazz_girl
10-24-2004, 05:41 PM
I don't think he would have played with a broken foot!!!

novanora
10-24-2004, 06:03 PM
Oh ok, thanks you cleared that up, I started to get really worried!
yeah, one foot has ten toes :scared:

and i finished watching the replay of this final!! his serving today is backing to ....eh.....:retard: he was slow in the movement, especially compared with the former rounds, but i didn't see the toe affected him too much, maybe only annoyed by the uncomfort. So, think the good direction!! he can't end this season with another 十三的 injury, can he? :mad:

novanora
10-24-2004, 07:27 PM
From atp website

Safin Conquers Madrid

Marat Safin won his fourth career ATP Masters Series title on Sunday, defeating David Nalbandian 6-2, 6-4, 6-3 in 1 hour, 52 minutes. The Russian’s power play proved too much for Nalbandian who was broken six times throughout the match.

Having lost the first set in 29 minutes, the Argentine was unable to hold on to a 3-1 lead in the second set as Safin struck back with two breaks of serve of his own to go two sets to love up. Safin dominated the third set, firing two aces in his last service game before closing out the match.

Safin adds the Masters Series Madrid shield to his previous ones collected in Toronto 2000, Paris 2000 and Paris 2002.

The Russian claimed his second ATP title of 2004, following his win in Beijing, and his 13th career ATP title.

En route to victory, Safin defeated Feliciano Lopez, Stefan Koubek, Luis Horna, Andre Agassi and Nalbandian. He adds 100 INDESIT ATP 2004 Race points to his tally as well as collecting € 445,500. Safin now has a 43-20 match record in 2004.

With four Tennis Masters Cup berths still remaining, Safin’s win means he overtakes Tim Henman in 6th place of the INDESIT ATP 2004 Race and only trails 5th placed Carlos Moya by 15 points. The Russian, who holds an outstanding 16-2 career match record at the next ATP Masters Series event in Paris (two wins and one final from four appearances), will be confident of securing his place in Houston.

Safin joins Andre Agassi and Juan Carlos Ferrero in a short but honorable list of winners of the Masters Series Madrid event. Prior to this year, Safin had never one a match in Madrid but now holds a 5-2 record here.

The Russian improves his career record to 5-1 against Nalbandian and avenges his only loss to the Argentine, suffered this year at Roland Garros. Safin is 2-3 against Argentine opponents in 2004.

Nalbandian’s Madrid final defeat means he is now 0-3 lifetime in ATP Masters Series finals (Canada 2003, Rome 2004). The Argentine is a career 2-6 in ATP finals and now holds a 30-13 match for the year.

The Masters Series Madrid final was watched by many sports stars. Brazilian Roberto Carlos, of Real Madrid fame, and rally drive legend Carlos Sainz were among those in attendance.


Nalbandian:
“I think he played a great match and I did helped him to win actually. Though I didn’t play my best tennis, he didn’t give me chances. He had great opportunities. There were not many long points and that was difficult for me. But I’m enjoying my tennis. I would have liked to have won the tournament and be close to Houston because I see now it’s a bit more difficult for me. But I’ll still fight for it because I know I’m playing well again.”

On getting to Houston: “It would have been great to win and be closer, but I still have chances, of course. They’re going to play next week, too. I don’t know how the match is now, but I think I have to win the two next tournaments.”

Safin said about Nalbandian:
“It’s been easier than what I expected, maybe because he hadn’t had a really tough match at any time. He had easy matches here. Maybe he got used to that. Besides, he had a lot of pressure towards the Masters, to make it in the Top 8. Those things prevented him from playing at his level.”

bovenbuuf
10-24-2004, 07:31 PM
see, he will go on talking about Houston. And yes it will be hard... winning both,but well today he was close...

sigmagirl91
10-24-2004, 08:19 PM
I'm sad he lost, but I'm gonna look the bright side of it: I think none of us thought he was gonna make it further than the QF, am I right? I'm just soooo happy that he's made it to the final and that he's playing much better.
Safin played a great match, and David wasn't at his best. I don't know how bad his toe is, but form what I heard he injured himself while playing against Srichaphan. Apparently he kicked one of the nets stands (how are they called???) and broke his toe :rolleyes:

The net post...
Let's be glad that David did not injure himself the way James Blake did.

bovenbuuf
10-24-2004, 09:01 PM
true tiff, that was really bad...

jazz_girl
10-24-2004, 09:21 PM
I'm glad he's enjoying his tennis again, that's great news! And I'm glad he didn't mention his toe, that means it's not that bad. Especially if he keeps talking about the Masters. I'd love to see David in the Masters, maybe he can overpass Henman, it's not impossible :)

jazz_girl
10-24-2004, 09:40 PM
Some pics from today:

jazz_girl
10-24-2004, 09:42 PM
He should make a collection of those awards, he has 3 already! ;)
Madrid, Rome and Toronto. 6 more and then start winning the final and collecting those award!!!!! lol

Roger-No.1
10-25-2004, 12:37 AM
Nalby, congrats/ You made the final. I want you in Houston, so win those points. You're really great!.

Jennay
10-25-2004, 12:47 AM
:bigclap:

David really showed us this tournament that he's getting back on track, I'm happy for that, and that he got to the finals. Winning would have been the icing on the cake, but runner-up is the next best :)

novanora
10-25-2004, 02:59 AM
He should make a collection of those awards, he has 3 already! ;)
Madrid, Rome and Toronto. 6 more and then start winning the final and collecting those award!!!!! lol
3 TMS "plates" already for enjoying delicious food :lick:, but i do hope he can get 1 "cup" for drinking more water, that's good for losing more weight to be fit, right? ;)

junekidd
10-25-2004, 03:43 AM
:lol: nova!
I am glad to see all of you are optimistic! David did paly great in Madrid except the final.
and I have nothing to say abt his "thirteen" injury... :awww: get well soon! he needs next 2 tournaments' title! :bounce:
finally, thanks for reporting the score last night, Jime! :worship:

^Sue^
10-25-2004, 10:42 AM
Hope Nalbandian can Make himself to Houston

jazz_girl
10-25-2004, 10:53 AM
You're more than welcome June! :hug:
It was fun, I hope we can do that again soon! :)

junekidd
10-25-2004, 11:07 AM
thanks, Jime! we'll do that again in Paris maybe! maybe Basel! that was really exciting! ;)

sol
10-25-2004, 11:25 AM
Thanks to Jime and to all the David's fan for their great support. :D :hug: :smooch:

I read that David had an injury in his finger:sad:, but he played a big match and a fantastic tournament. Regrettably, I can't be online on MSN to follow the Madrid final with you.

Love you all! :kiss:

maratski
10-25-2004, 01:59 PM
:wavey:

I'd like to congratulate you all on a nice week for David. Unfortunately for you he could not be the best yesterday, but he's in form again and that's important too. I hope he can continue to play well in the coming weeks and make it to Houston together with Marat. You all know I'm very happy Marat won, but I would've been happy too if David turned out to be the winner.

BTW a friend on another board also thinks she spotted Rosie in the stands.

novanora
10-25-2004, 02:06 PM
Thanks for all the kind marat fans' best wishes :) unfortunately, when he just starts to get form again, another strange injury comes follow :sad: it really sucks

*Ljubica*
10-25-2004, 02:12 PM
:wavey:

I'd like to congratulate you all on a nice week for David. Unfortunately for you he could not be the best yesterday, but he's in form again and that's important too. I hope he can continue to play well in the coming weeks and make it to Houston together with Marat. You all know I'm very happy Marat won, but I would've been happy too if David turned out to be the winner.

BTW a friend on another board also thinks she spotted Rosie in the stands.

Thanks Ilhame. I am just back from Madrid this morning - so much to do after my two weeks away - unpacking, washing, ironing, packing for my next trip for the end of Basel and Paris - oh and I have to go to work for 3 days too :p I am sorry David didn't play better in the Final, but Marat was awesome and I am pleased for him and all his fans.

I am not going to bore everyone with reports of all the matches this past 2 weeks because most of you will have watched them or followed them on-line anyway. Sorry I didn't get on-line during my second week in Madrid but there was no Internet access from the Hotel and it was impossible - much easier in Vienna where there was a Business Centre in the Hotel.

Anyway - suffice to say - I had a brilliant 2 weeks with David reaching the quarters in Vienna and the Final in Madrid :) I enjoyed every minute of my fortnight away - and just want to say a quick thanks to all the people who made my trip so memorable, - so big thanks to:-

.........my dear old friends Louise, Mel, Chan, Lyn and Beata :)
.........my new friend Ale who I met for the first time in Madrid
.........Klaus - the Viennese waiter who kept me supplied with Sacher Torte!
.........Jusef my "driver" in Vienna - good luck to Galatasary this season :)
.........David (of course) for playing so well :worship:

And finally:-

.........love and kisses to all my dear friends in Team "N" - thanks for everything! :hug:

jazz_girl
10-25-2004, 02:16 PM
It's sooooo great to have you back Rosie!!!! We missed you! :hug:
I'm so glad to hear you had such a great time, and I hope you have some more great moments in the upcoming tournaments. Again, I'm happy you're back! :wavey:

Sol, Ilhame and all the Marat fans, thanks a lot for your words! :yeah: I know you're beinh honest and it's great to have you here! :hug:

novanora
10-25-2004, 03:47 PM
:wavey: Welcome back, rosie!! good to see you have great tournament trips!! precious memory eh?:hug:

*Ljubica*
10-25-2004, 04:05 PM
Thanks girls - yes - precious memories - ones that I will treasure and never forget. It was a wonderful time. Would love to go back for Basel/Paris, but of course I won't spend the money if David withdraws :sad: Still, what I had this past two weeks will always be in my heart and no one can take that away from me, - so I'll just have to wait and see what happens. I missed you all!

junekidd
10-25-2004, 04:11 PM
welcome back rosie! glad to hear that you got precious memories. I believe they are amazing for sure! :yeah:

novanora
10-25-2004, 04:20 PM
Thanks girls - yes - precious memories - ones that I will treasure and never forget. It was a wonderful time. Would love to go back for Basel/Paris, but of course I won't spend the money if David withdraws :sad: Still, what I had this past two weeks will always be in my heart and no one can take that away from me, - so I'll just have to wait and see what happens. I missed you all!
why not write those in the diary, and put the diary into a locked safe, then even Ben Laden can't take that away from u :)

We miss u too!!!

junekidd
10-25-2004, 04:52 PM
nova, ben laden could steal the diary book! ;) but he cannot steal the memories in your heart! :angel:

sigmagirl91
10-25-2004, 06:20 PM
Thanks Ilhame. I am just back from Madrid this morning - so much to do after my two weeks away - unpacking, washing, ironing, packing for my next trip for the end of Basel and Paris - oh and I have to go to work for 3 days too :p I am sorry David didn't play better in the Final, but Marat was awesome and I am pleased for him and all his fans.

I am not going to bore everyone with reports of all the matches this past 2 weeks because most of you will have watched them or followed them on-line anyway. Sorry I didn't get on-line during my second week in Madrid but there was no Internet access from the Hotel and it was impossible - much easier in Vienna where there was a Business Centre in the Hotel.

Anyway - suffice to say - I had a brilliant 2 weeks with David reaching the quarters in Vienna and the Final in Madrid :) I enjoyed every minute of my fortnight away - and just want to say a quick thanks to all the people who made my trip so memorable, - so big thanks to:-

.........my dear old friends Louise, Mel, Chan, Lyn and Beata :)
.........my new friend Ale who I met for the first time in Madrid
.........Klaus - the Viennese waiter who kept me supplied with Sacher Torte!
.........Jusef my "driver" in Vienna - good luck to Galatasary this season :)
.........David (of course) for playing so well :worship:

And finally:-

.........love and kisses to all my dear friends in Team "N" - thanks for everything! :hug:

Oh, Rosie, that is so wonderful. BTW, I heard that one of my requests was fulfilled. :)

merle
10-25-2004, 08:09 PM
Hi Rosie! :wavey: Thanks for your nice words about Marat at Marat's forum! :kiss::angel: I'm so glad you had wonderful 2 weeks!
I hope the injuries will finally be over for David, at least next year! And maybe he can still make it to Houston!
And Congrats to all David fans - he still had a good tournament!