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Nalbandian def Dent 7-6(4) 6-3

silverwhite
10-22-2004, 04:15 PM
After being 2-5 down in the first set and 1-4 down in the TB. :D

jazz_girl
10-22-2004, 04:16 PM
Amazing win David!!!!
The last lob and most of the returns were unbelievable!
Congratulations :bounce:

KCVH
10-22-2004, 04:23 PM
Taylor should have won the first set. Wished Indoors was played on carpet as it used to be.

ytben
10-22-2004, 04:24 PM
Yeah he really has a good read on Dent's serves at the end, many amazing return winners :worship: He really played well, so nice to watch :yeah:

He had many UEs to start, but really cleaned up his game as the match went on. And he kept getting better and better.

ytben
10-22-2004, 04:26 PM
Taylor should have won the first set. Wished Indoors was played on carpet as it used to be.

I disagree, David should be up a double break at least in the first set if not for his UEs. Even in the first set he's playing better tennis that Taylor imo.

Bilbo
10-22-2004, 05:05 PM
He should beat a tired Ljubicic tomorrow

novanora
10-22-2004, 05:07 PM
what a match for david!!!! :eek::eek::eek:

-wokkel-
10-22-2004, 06:02 PM
Well done David!

Aleksa's Laydee
10-22-2004, 06:06 PM
Taylor :crying2:

Chloe le Bopper
10-22-2004, 08:59 PM
Taylor should have won the first set. Wished Indoors was played on carpet as it used to be.
Basel (which David has won before) and Paris are.

alfonsojose
10-22-2004, 10:24 PM
This was a real fitness match. The bigger gut lost :lol:

Jennay
10-22-2004, 10:37 PM
Davidddddd! :banana:

tennisguru
10-22-2004, 11:42 PM
Well done David go and beat Ljubicic tomorrow!!!!

RonE
10-22-2004, 11:44 PM
Amazing returning by David :worship:

Great to see him back to winning matches on a regular basis- I want to see him in the final. Either a Nalbandian-Safin or Nalbandian-Agassi final would be great!! :D :banana:

superpinkone37
10-23-2004, 12:05 AM
great job David :bigclap:

RogiFan88
10-23-2004, 01:03 AM
gOOD ONE, alfonsojose... is Nalby getting a tiny bit trimmer these days? I think so... it started in Toronto... I noticed... fairly closely...

VAMOS, NALBY!

tennischick
10-23-2004, 01:07 AM
my favorite moment of this match was when Dent screamed "David!!!!!!!" as Nalby hit a winner lob over his head at match-point. :lol: :lol:

alfonsojose, be honest -- there is NO gut on David. he has definitely slimmed down. he played seriously intelligent, focused, strategic tennis. terrific match.

Havok
10-23-2004, 01:16 AM
:retard: Dent.

jazz_girl
10-23-2004, 01:21 AM
my favorite moment of this match was when Dent screamed "David!!!!!!!" as Nalby hit a winner lob over his head at match-point. :lol: :lol:

alfonsojose, be honest -- there is NO gut on David. he has definitely slimmed down. he played seriously intelligent, focused, strategic tennis. terrific match.
LOL! Did Dent really sream that??? I didn't hear it! :)

tennischick
10-23-2004, 01:33 AM
yes he did. it was hilarious. David had successfully lobbed him a # of times in the match and Dent was getting totally frustrated by that plus the amazing passing shots. so when David lobbed him for the last time, as he tried running back (rather ungainfully) to the baseline, Dent screamed out "David!!!!!!!". :lol: :lol:

they also had a nice semi-hug at the net afterwards and David allowed Dent to shake hands last with the Chair instead of grandstanding him. :)

WyveN
10-23-2004, 02:12 AM
The game Nalbandian played to break Dent in the second set was brilliant, Dent got 4 first serves in but it didnt help him one bit.

Fedex
10-23-2004, 05:28 AM
Good to see him playing so well again. Lets hope he keeps it up.

Fedex
10-23-2004, 05:29 AM
yes he did. it was hilarious. David had successfully lobbed him a # of times in the match and Dent was getting totally frustrated by that plus the amazing passing shots. so when David lobbed him for the last time, as he tried running back (rather ungainfully) to the baseline, Dent screamed out "David!!!!!!!". :lol: :lol:

they also had a nice semi-hug at the net afterwards and David allowed Dent to shake hands last with the Chair instead of grandstanding him. :)
:lol: :lol:

Vladimir Poutine
10-23-2004, 05:29 AM
David better have the return game firing against big Ivan, but Ivan doesn't serve and volley like Dent, but he might have to move forward more, because David is better from the baseline.

RonE
10-23-2004, 10:02 AM
I really don't understand why people say David is still fat :scratch: He looked really lean and in good shape.

As for tomorrow, no, Ljubicic is not a pure serve&volleyer like Dent, I expect there to be many more baseline rallies. I don't see Ivan blowing David away from the baseline so it all comes down to how well David returns. If he can consistently get in decent returns and lure Ivan into baseline rallies I see only one winner in this match. Unless of course, Ivan tries something drastically different and really goes for his shots and makes them.

jazz_girl
10-23-2004, 10:36 AM
yes he did. it was hilarious. David had successfully lobbed him a # of times in the match and Dent was getting totally frustrated by that plus the amazing passing shots. so when David lobbed him for the last time, as he tried running back (rather ungainfully) to the baseline, Dent screamed out "David!!!!!!!". :lol: :lol:

they also had a nice semi-hug at the net afterwards and David allowed Dent to shake hands last with the Chair instead of grandstanding him. :)
They repeated that part in the news yesterday and I was able to hear it! :) I think I was so happy with his win that I didn't pay attention to it! :yeah:

Lala186
10-23-2004, 02:04 PM
he is thin now