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jazz_girl
10-24-2004, 07:02 PM
The draw is not out yet and we're not 100% sure that he'll go but anyway.
Good luck in Basel David!!!!
he won his last title there and he can do it again. He always does well in this tournament :)
Vamos David!!!! :bounce:

novanora
10-24-2004, 07:17 PM
yeah! Basel is always his right place!

and i love this tournament's name: it's David-Off Swiss Indoors :aplot:

bovenbuuf
10-24-2004, 08:09 PM
:lol: good one Nova.

Just hope he plays and well we know he loves it there, last year final, 2002 a win. So lets hope for the best. Roger will be there aswell, and Roger is on the role, never won it and wants to do it now, its his home tournement.

so well good luck!

junekidd
10-25-2004, 12:12 PM
not out yet??? weird open... but as nova said, it has a perfect name! :lol:
Vamos David! get this title! :bounce:

sigmagirl91
10-25-2004, 12:13 PM
Yes, David, make us all proud....

jazz_girl
10-25-2004, 12:21 PM
"David jugó infiltrado por una fisura en el dedo gordo del pie derecho. Tiene ese pie anestesiado, no lo sentía, y con un Safin así no podés dar ventajas. El martes (mañana) decidimos si jugamos Basilea". "David played infiltred because of a fissure in his right toe. He has that foot numbed, he didn't feel it, and with Safin like this you cannot give advantages. On tuesday we'll decide if we play in Basel"

sol
10-25-2004, 12:32 PM
I'm sorry Jime :sad: I really hope, he get well soon, to play in Basel :hug:

jazz_girl
10-25-2004, 02:24 PM
Draw is out and it's crap:
2 Roger Federer SUI 1
Luis Horna PER 41

Taylor Dent USA 40
WC Ivo Heuberger SUI 127

Victor Hanescu ROM 81
Mariano Zabaleta ARG 52

Q Michel Kratochvil SUI 126
8 Nicolas Massu CHI 18

5 David Nalbandian ARG
10 Mario Ancic CRO 28

Filippo Volandri ITA 36
Vincent Spadea USA 23

Albert Montanes ESP 95
WC Marco Chiudinelli SUI 138

Rafael Nadal ESP 50
7 Rainer Schüttler GER 17

Fernando Gonzalez CHI 20
Q Jerôme Haehnel FRA 112

Juan Ignacio Chela ARG 24
Ivan Ljubicic CRO 29

Paradorn Srichaphan THA 25
Stefan Koubek AUT 92

Q Dick Norman BEL 169
4 Gaston Gaudio ARG 8

6 Tommy Robredo ESP 13
WC Stanislas Wawrinka SUI 160

Jiri Novak CZE 21
Florian Mayer GER 35

Potito Starace ITA 77
Q Wesley Moodie RSA 128

Antony Dupuis FRA 96
3 Tim Henman 5
I doubt David will play here, especially with this draw...

crigazzio
10-25-2004, 02:32 PM
Well, if he hasn´t chances to reach the master i´m not sure if he has to take the risk to make a worse injury in his toe....But of course i love to see him play always, but i want that he´ll be 100% great to the next season, maybe is time to recovered and work harder in his service.....

jazz_girl
10-25-2004, 02:40 PM
I'll translate the article later, but what David said was that if he can't play in Basel, then he won't play in Paris either and will start doing medical research and will start preparing for next year.
It was also confirmed that Coria and David will start playing doubles together.

novanora
10-25-2004, 02:56 PM
I'll translate the article later, but what David said was that if he can't play in Basel, then he won't play in Paris either and will start doing medical research and will start preparing for next year.
It was also confirmed that Coria and David will start playing doubles together.
i will wait for Tuesday's result, it's pity if he can't go his right place, but will be wise choice. Basel draw is tough, first round opponent Mario Ancic is already not a piece of cake, not mention he is in the same semi as the local Roger. If he sticks to playing, will he go further with such a toe? will he get enough points to go Houston and take revenge of Mac? Unfortunately i can't see that...... the worse is he could even worsen his injury.

crigazzio
10-25-2004, 03:06 PM
I'll translate the article later, but what David said was that if he can't play in Basel, then he won't play in Paris either and will start doing medical research and will start preparing for next year.
It was also confirmed that Coria and David will start playing doubles together.

I think is the best for him, if he can´t play in Basel, just preparing for the next year.......

Fedex
10-25-2004, 08:25 PM
Not really a good draw at all, but most of that has to do with Federer being in his half. I'm not expecting him to do much here, particularly after another very dissapointing loss in a final.

Raquel
10-25-2004, 11:18 PM
Good Luck David :)

Jazz, are David and Coria talking about playing doubles together permanently?

jazz_girl
10-26-2004, 12:51 AM
yes, that's what they're saying. They want to have a permanent team, get a lot of practice together, like when they were kids, and I think the idea is to play doubles together in the DC...I like the idea, they were great when they were kids! I think they won Wimbledon and the USO.

Argentine girl
10-26-2004, 06:37 AM
Would someone please translate this news for me? I want David to play in Basel so bad. He is on the right track now, so I want him to continue playing. I believe he will get a good result in the last two tournament.




Nalbandian no pierde las esperanzas

Sigue décimo en la Carrera de Campeones y con pocas chances matemáticas de clasificarse al Masters de Houston. Pero podría entrar si se confirma una lesión del español Moya.

David Nalbandian, finalista en el Masters Series de Madrid, mantiene el décimo lugar en la Carrera de Campeones y parece que el su particpación el el torneo de maestros de Houston está cada vez más lejos. Sin embargo, guarda aún la esperanza de clasificarse por los rumores que indican que el español Carlos Moya podría no recuperarse a tiempo de una lesión.

El próximo paso del argentino será en el certamen suizo de Basilea, prueba en la que ganó su último título como profesional, hace dos temporadas, definición que volvió a alcanzar hace doce meses, pero que no pudo disputar ante Guillermo Coria por una lesión. En ese certamen (989.750 euros) también estarán los argentinos Gastón Gaudio y Mariano Zabaleta, el suizo Roger Federer y el inglés Tim Henman. El ruso Safin competirá en San Petesburgo, mientras que Andre Agassi lo hará en Estocolmo.

En busca de los lugares finales para el Masters -juegan los ocho mejores y Gaudio está clasificado-, el repaso por la Carrera de los Campeones este siguiente panorama: Safin, 6° (465 puntos); Henman, 7° (447); Agassi, 8° (393); Gaudio, 9°, (383), y Nalbandian, 10° (355).

El suizo Roger Federer sigue como el líder inalcanzable, seguido a mucha distancia por el norteamericano Andy Roddick y el australiano Lleyton Hewitt.

*Ljubica*
10-26-2004, 08:27 AM
Would someone please translate this news for me? I want David to play in Basel so bad. He is on the right track now, so I want him to continue playing. I believe he will get a good result in the last two tournament.




Nalbandian no pierde las esperanzas

Sigue décimo en la Carrera de Campeones y con pocas chances matemáticas de clasificarse al Masters de Houston. Pero podría entrar si se confirma una lesión del español Moya.

David Nalbandian, finalista en el Masters Series de Madrid, mantiene el décimo lugar en la Carrera de Campeones y parece que el su particpación el el torneo de maestros de Houston está cada vez más lejos. Sin embargo, guarda aún la esperanza de clasificarse por los rumores que indican que el español Carlos Moya podría no recuperarse a tiempo de una lesión.

El próximo paso del argentino será en el certamen suizo de Basilea, prueba en la que ganó su último título como profesional, hace dos temporadas, definición que volvió a alcanzar hace doce meses, pero que no pudo disputar ante Guillermo Coria por una lesión. En ese certamen (989.750 euros) también estarán los argentinos Gastón Gaudio y Mariano Zabaleta, el suizo Roger Federer y el inglés Tim Henman. El ruso Safin competirá en San Petesburgo, mientras que Andre Agassi lo hará en Estocolmo.

En busca de los lugares finales para el Masters -juegan los ocho mejores y Gaudio está clasificado-, el repaso por la Carrera de los Campeones este siguiente panorama: Safin, 6° (465 puntos); Henman, 7° (447); Agassi, 8° (393); Gaudio, 9°, (383), y Nalbandian, 10° (355).

El suizo Roger Federer sigue como el líder inalcanzable, seguido a mucha distancia por el norteamericano Andy Roddick y el australiano Lleyton Hewitt.

Hi Argentine Girl - sorry haven't got the time to translate this fully for you now because I'm at work and shouldn't be on the Net :p , but basiclly it says that David still has hopes of being in Houston, because it is likely that Carlos Moya will be unfit to play due to his current injury. It is mathematically still possible for him to qualify anyway (if he gets more points in Basel and Paris than Agassi or Henman), though obviously difficult, so his best chance would be if the rumours about Moya are true.

Hope that helps.

Zetlandsk
10-26-2004, 08:38 AM
I would love David to be there in Houston as well. I am just wondering whether he will take his place in Basel, and he has a tough match against Ancic.

bovenbuuf
10-26-2004, 09:11 AM
yes, that's what they're saying. They want to have a permanent team, get a lot of practice together, like when they were kids, and I think the idea is to play doubles together in the DC...I like the idea, they were great when they were kids! I think they won Wimbledon and the USO.
yeah the doubles can be a nice thing for next year. Yes did they won Wimbly toghether

Argentine girl
10-26-2004, 11:16 AM
Thanks a million Rosie. That's what I want to know. I also heard (before Master in Madrid began)that Moya will probably unfit for Master Cup. Moya wants o focus on Davis Cup more. David still has a chance. I want him to stand against Jim Mac again. I hope he can play in the last 2 tournaments and qualifies to TMC.
I heard that Coria will go to TMC although he will be unfit. I am very upset about Coria's decision. If he is unfit, please don't go. Don't rush to come back and hurt himself more like Kim and Guga. Let give the opportunity to the healty guy. If Coria decides to play TMC then he retires during the match, I will stop supportting him.

bovenbuuf
10-26-2004, 11:32 AM
Personaly I do think its a little bit drastic to stop support a player because of this.. but wel its not mine decision.

as about David, he wants to go so badly because of this I hope he can make it, but well he still has this injury of his, what also worries me...

Action Jackson
10-26-2004, 11:36 AM
Coria is a very easy guy not to cheer for, he makes it so easy for me not to do so.

Anyway I just hope David can somehow make Houston, or at least a position as an alternate and that would piss Jim off as well.

jazz_girl
10-26-2004, 11:50 AM
Imagine if he's an alternate and Agassi not! Mac will DIE!

*Ljubica*
10-26-2004, 11:52 AM
Coria is a very easy guy not to cheer for, he makes it so easy for me not to do so.

Anyway I just hope David can somehow make Houston, or at least a position as an alternate and that would piss Jim off as well.

As ever I agree with you GWH. I saw Coria practising in Madrid and no way is he up to a huge tournament like Houston. He is only hitting at about half power and his serve is about the same as Elena Dementieva's! I know his coach is 100% against him going but as usual he is being pig-headed and ignoring him. To take a place in Houston knowing he may not be able to play one match is selfish in my opinion - not just because of David but for other players like Agassi (who may be in his last ever season) and Henman.

jazz_girl
10-26-2004, 11:54 AM
Coria said that he might go with Agassi's trainer, I think he wants to go to Las Vegas or something like that, and he wants a coach just for himself, so I don't think he'll be with Markus for too long...

junekidd
10-26-2004, 11:55 AM
I am somewhat ambivalent now. cos I would like to see both Carlos and David to stand in the court of Houston TMC. the goal seems hard to reach... only I can hope is the withdraw of Coria, all right? OK...pls Coria... :rolleyes: thanks a lot... :rolleyes:

jazz_girl
10-26-2004, 12:06 PM
Coria won't withdraw, I'm sure about it.

bovenbuuf
10-26-2004, 12:12 PM
I agree Jazz, Coria will be there, he wants this he knows that he is allowed to play in Houston.. so well..

junekidd
10-26-2004, 12:13 PM
I am sure of it too, Jime. that is only my daydream! :zzz:

*Ljubica*
10-26-2004, 12:16 PM
Coria won't withdraw, I'm sure about it.

No he won't Jazz - too damned irritating and stubborn and pig-headed :devil:

jazz_girl
10-26-2004, 12:20 PM
:)

FryslanBoppe
10-26-2004, 12:23 PM
I am sure Coria won't withdraw, as sure as Rosie and jazzita are David fans.

Yes, if David is the alternate that would really piss Jim off and I think he would definitely get some play there as well.

Markus may be a few things, but he is not a moron and the stubborness Coria is showing could easily cost him.

I think Jim would try and bribe David or Gaudio not to play, so Andre can play in Houston.

jazz_girl
10-26-2004, 12:26 PM
There's an interview with Gaudio today and he wants to go to Houston. He even explained that signature you have ;)

bovenbuuf
10-26-2004, 12:52 PM
Oh well good for him. Hope he can do well today in Basel

FryslanBoppe
10-26-2004, 12:55 PM
There's an interview with Gaudio today and he wants to go to Houston. He even explained that signature you have ;)

If it wasn't for you I wouldn't have this signature.

I want to see Gaston, Marat, David and Roger all there in Houston to really annoy and irritate Jim and get some great results while they are at it.

jazz_girl
10-26-2004, 12:59 PM
I want to see all of them there too!
BTW, I translated half of the Gastón article and I put it in his forum :)

bibi_s
10-26-2004, 02:10 PM
I don't like very much Coria (at least to say) and I don't like the idea of David playing with him doubles. Yes they have played together as boys but they have developed in different ways now. I don't know how close friends they are, but still I don't like the idea at all. That's my opinion of course.

crigazzio
10-26-2004, 02:19 PM
Well, as an argentinian and fan of David, i want to see the best player of my country playing together, after that we can decide if they´re good or not, but i want to see that first, they can be a dangerous couple.....

*Ljubica*
10-26-2004, 02:24 PM
I don't like very much Coria (at least to say) and I don't like the idea of David playing with him doubles. Yes they have played together as boys but they have developed in different ways now. I don't know how close friends they are, but still I don't like the idea at all. That's my opinion of course.

I totally agree with you Bibi. In my understanding, they are not close friends at all - I have never seen them talking or socialising together, and even when they practised together in Madrid last week there was no laughter or banter between them as you see between David and other players he sometimes practices with like Mariano Zabaleta or Gaston Gaudio. It seemed to be just a "business" relationship as both needed practice partners. However, because they are pretty much exactly the same age, they obviously know each other very well and know each others' games. I am not looking forward to them playing doubles together at all (I hate to watch Coria :devil: ), but guess that is their decision - not mine!

novanora
10-26-2004, 02:24 PM
I am somewhat ambivalent now. cos I would like to see both Carlos and David to stand in the court of Houston TMC.
Undoubtly, these two PS partners will cooperate to play a new PS video game named:"Mission on stunning Matress Mac" :smoke:

FryslanBoppe
10-26-2004, 02:39 PM
I should hope David has banter with Mariano and Gaston, but Guille seems to be too serious to enjoy that sort of thing.

novanora
10-26-2004, 02:42 PM
I totally agree with you Bibi. In my understanding, they are not close friends at all - I have never seen them talking or socialising together, and even when they practised together in Madrid last week there was no laughter or banter between them as you see between David and other players he sometimes practices with like Mariano Zabaleta or Gaston Gaudio. It seemed to be just a "business" relationship as both needed practice partners. However, because they are pretty much exactly the same age, they obviously know each other very well and know each others' games. I am not looking forward to them playing dubles together at all (I hate to watch Coria :devil: ), but guess that is their decision - not mine!
rosie, really? i do remember david said Coria is one of his best friends in an interview, or is that just for coping the jouralists and media? :confused: Coria seems not like the other Argentinian players, he is more like to be alone, especially after his marriage. But i just think it's his own personality, quite different from David, nothing to do with he has bad relation with others.

However, junior tennis is different from ATP. Yes, they do get good achievement in junior doubles, i heard they once won the Wimbledon? but they haven't played together for long time, even other Argentine players play more doubles with david than coria, such as Calleri, Canas and Arnold. If this is really for DC in the future, why not choose one of them? they have more experiece in playing doubles with him, right? Maybe people, especially argenines just think this pair are is more potential? or even much farther, not only for DC, but also the Olympics 4 years later?

FryslanBoppe
10-26-2004, 02:51 PM
Coria is a jerk and the only people that can handle him from Argentina are Calleri, Chela and David. Calleri and Chela are fairly friendly guys and get along with nearly everyone.

*Ljubica*
10-26-2004, 03:08 PM
Coria is a jerk and the only people that can handle him from Argentina are Calleri, Chela and David. Calleri and Chela are fairly friendly guys and get along with nearly everyone.

Yes exactly. And Nova - just don't believe everything you read in the press! Please trust me on this one!

novanora
10-26-2004, 03:24 PM
Yes exactly. And Nova - just don't believe everything you read in the press! Please trust me on this one!
actually, i prefer to trust you much more than those idiot press ;)

sigmagirl91
10-26-2004, 04:32 PM
Any news yet? I heard that Roger withdrew with a thigh muscle tear, and Henman is out due to a blood disorder.

Marc Rosset is Tall
10-26-2004, 04:41 PM
Henman hasn't officially withdrawn.

sigmagirl91
10-26-2004, 04:42 PM
He needs to...

novanora
10-26-2004, 04:48 PM
LOL,should i wait for david's withdrawl? now he has no Roger in his semi!

sigmagirl91
10-26-2004, 04:50 PM
Should we wait? It's forthcoming anyway....

Marc Rosset is Tall
10-26-2004, 04:55 PM
The way this is going Gaudio could be the # 1 seed for an indoor tournament.

sigmagirl91
10-26-2004, 04:55 PM
Gaudio could be the top seed for the Masters....

novanora
10-26-2004, 04:56 PM
grrrrrr, david, i want to cut your damn toe :mad: Your Basel is flying far now!!

Marc Rosset is Tall
10-26-2004, 04:58 PM
Gaudio could be the top seed for the Masters....

Jim would die at that prospect.

sigmagirl91
10-26-2004, 05:01 PM
Jim would die at that prospect.

Jim would shit a lumberyard.... :o

*Ljubica*
10-26-2004, 05:21 PM
Tim hasn't withdrawn yet, and don't think he has plans to - he is Number 1 seed now, and a good run here (it is his favourite tournament too), could seal his Houston spot. Btw - had to laugh - I just got a BadRep from some crazy Coria fan for posting that he was practising in Madrid and not playing so well, and not so friendly with some of the other Argentines. Like this person has ever met ANY of the Argentine players - let alone has any clue about what really goes on! Did make me laugh though!

Action Jackson
10-26-2004, 05:32 PM
I was lucky that during the FO, that I wasn't continually bad repped for some of my truthful comments.

It's not that hard to get confirmation and yes any Coria fans reading this Mariano, Squillari, Gaston and Canas don't like him at all.

Henman won't withdraw and with all these casualties David might get in directly.

If Gaston was the # 1 seed at TMS, Jim would be passing a gallstone through his mouth.

*Ljubica*
10-26-2004, 05:38 PM
I was lucky that during the FO, that I wasn't continually bad repped for some of my truthful comments.

It's not that hard to get confirmation and yes any Coria fans reading this Mariano, Squillari, Gaston and Canas don't like him at all. .

Not to mention most of the coaches and "behind the scenes" people. As for BadReps - the only BadReps I've ever received are from either Coria or Duck fans - makes me quite proud actually - it would worry me more if they GoodRepped me!!

Action Jackson
10-26-2004, 05:43 PM
Bad reps are fun especially if they leave a good comment. I have actually had more good reps from Duck fans than bad surprisingly.

I forgot Davin and De La Pena are other members of his fan club.

*Ljubica*
10-26-2004, 05:45 PM
Bad reps are fun especially if they leave a good comment. I have actually had more good reps from Duck fans than bad surprisingly.

I forgot Davin and De La Pena are other members of his fan club.

Especially de la Pena :p

Action Jackson
10-26-2004, 05:48 PM
Horacio will always be a favourite person of mine, not just for that particular reason, but it's a good one.

*Ljubica*
10-26-2004, 05:54 PM
Horacio will always be a favourite person of mine, not just for that particular reason, but it's a good one.

Yes - HDLP always makes me smile :) and is always good entertainment value!

Action Jackson
10-26-2004, 06:06 PM
Yes - HDLP always makes me smile :) and is always good entertainment value!

Are you going to Basle on the weekend before Paris? You did get my message about Gaston and were my Vienna instructions clear enough?

sigmagirl91
10-26-2004, 06:10 PM
Not to mention most of the coaches and "behind the scenes" people. As for BadReps - the only BadReps I've ever received are from either Coria or Duck fans - makes me quite proud actually - it would worry me more if they GoodRepped me!!

I always get bad-repped by the Duckies. Especially "the retard", who bad-repped me for the avatar I used to have.

*Ljubica*
10-26-2004, 06:19 PM
Are you going to Basle on the weekend before Paris? You did get my message about Gaston and were my Vienna instructions clear enough?

Still undecided about Basel - have to work til Thursday so I won't bother if David withdraws or has got beaten by then. Same with Paris - if David doesn't go - I may cancel and save my annual leave for a later date, or may just go for a long week-end with the girls! And yes - I did get your message about Gaston - instructions clear and understood. As for the Vienna instructions - yes - they were great thanks although I had a "driver" :p most of the time as all David's matches finished quite late at night!

Action Jackson
10-26-2004, 06:31 PM
Some of us are lucky to have a driver and somehow I see David doing well at this tournament, I just hope he plays it and the toe isn't hurting him out. Better him having an injured toe than cameltoe, though sigma wouldn't agree.

Those Gaston instructions will work I am telling you, very logical you see.

sigmagirl91
10-26-2004, 06:57 PM
Some of us are lucky to have a driver and somehow I see David doing well at this tournament, I just hope he plays it and the toe isn't hurting him out. Better him having an injured toe than cameltoe, though sigma wouldn't agree.

Those Gaston instructions will work I am telling you, very logical you see.

Hey....I want cameltoe...in his case, it would be "camelhump".....

jazz_girl
10-26-2004, 10:01 PM
I hope he doesn't withdraw!!! He has real chances here!!!

*Ljubica*
10-27-2004, 07:59 AM
This article is from Clarins this morning. I haven't got time to translate it all now as I'm at work, but basically it says that David will definately play today in Basel, and still has high hopes of going to Houston, - especially with the injuries to Roger and Carlos.


Nalbandian va. Aunque la última semana declaró que "matemáticamente está muy complicado" su ingreso al Masters, el tenista de Unquillo no se rinde. Quiere estar en Houston en noviembre. Quiere enfrentarse con los mejores —como lo hizo la temporada pasada— en el último torneo del año.

Hoy, el pupilo de Eduardo Infantino jugará la primera rueda en el torneo de Basilea —el mismo que lo vio coronarse en 2002 y perder la final con Coria en 2003— contra el croata Mario Ancic. Ayer, sin jugar, tuvo una buena noticia ya que el número uno del mundo, Roger Federer, se bajó del torneo por lesión. El suizo iba por el mismo lado del cuadro que el cordobés. Igualmente, Nalbandian no depende enteramente de sí mismo. Tiene tres rivales directos con los que peleará por dos lugares en Houston: el ruso Marat Safin (con su victoria sobre el argentino en la final de Madrid prácticamente se aseguró la clasificación), el inglés Tim Henman (quien también juega en Basilea) y el estadounidense Andre Agassi (es el más cercano al cordobés en la Carrera de Campeones).

Otro argentino que está jugando en Basilea —y ya se aseguró su lugar en el Masters— es Gastón Gaudio, que ayer volvió después de casi dos meses (estaba inactivo desde el US Open) y venció por la primera rueda al belga Dick Norman por 7-6 (7-4) y 6-4. También ganó Mariano Zabaleta, al rumano Victor Hanescu por un ajustado 7-6 (9-7), 5-7 y 7-6 (7-4). Hoy jugará su partido Juan Ignacio Chela, frente al croata Iván Ljubicic, con quien perdió las cuatro ocasiones anteriores en las que se enfrentaron.

Además, en el dobles, Lucas Arnold y Mariano Hood debutaron con un triunfo ante el alemán Florian Mayer y el holandés Rogier Wassen, a quienes superaron cómodamente por 6-1 y 6-2. Hoy jugarán Gastón Etlis y Martín Rodríguez, que se enfrentarán con los checos Martin Damm y Cyril Suk, rivales directos en la pelea por la última plaza del Masters de la especialidad.

Action Jackson
10-27-2004, 08:02 AM
Good there needs to be an Argentine presence in Houston especially David and Gaston.

novanora
10-27-2004, 08:14 AM
Today's OOP

Center Court

12.30 Uhr
Fernando Gonzalez vs Jerôme Haehnel
14.15 Uhr
Tim Henman vs Antony Dupuis
16.00 Uhr
David Nalbandian vs Mario Ancic
17.45 Uhr
Nicolas Massu vs Michel Kratochvil
20.00 Uhr
Rainer Schüttler vs Rafael Nadal
followed by
Marco Chiudinelli vs Albert Montanes

Wow, thanks rosie!! it's so good to see he will play today!! :banana:

bovenbuuf
10-27-2004, 08:39 AM
Thanks Nova and Rose. Good to hear he will play today!

Argentine girl
10-27-2004, 09:11 AM
Please play David. If he can go through the quarter-final, I will be able to see his live match. After watching him play 3 times last week, I can't wait to see him again. He is very nice. Last night I watched the summary of Master series in Madrid. David is so cute.

Boludo
10-27-2004, 09:22 AM
David is too much of a man to be considered cute.

bianco
10-27-2004, 10:16 AM
glad to see him on the OOP :) . I will get the live broadcast of all the quarter-finals and semi-finals. so hope he will make it as far as that. I believe he can.
vamos David! :wavey:

*Ljubica*
10-27-2004, 10:17 AM
David is too much of a man to be considered cute.

No - he's only a little boy really - at least to me he is!!!! He'd be flattered ;) Especially if the girl saying it was pretty cute too!

Boludo
10-27-2004, 10:26 AM
No - he's only a little boy really - at least to me he is!!!! He'd be flattered ;) Especially if the girl saying it was pretty cute too!

To you he would be a little boy. :)

I mean I like David for sure, but I don't like him that much, that I would turn to the alfie side if you know what I mean.

Anyway, he needs some good points here and in Paris to make Houston, so he can wear one of those silly Stetsons and upset Jim.

Argentine girl
10-27-2004, 10:29 AM
David is too much of a man to be considered cute.

Excuse my English. Is it better if I say like this "I love him I love him I love him (the same as Paris Hilton said it to Mark P.)?

Boludo
10-27-2004, 10:31 AM
Excuse my English. Is it better if I say like this "I love him I love him I love him (the same as Paris Hilton said it to Mark P.)?

Paris shares herself around, bu honestly I think there is a lot of competition for David actually. :)

*Ljubica*
10-27-2004, 10:38 AM
To you he would be a little boy. :)

I mean I like David for sure, but I don't like him that much, that I would turn to the alfie side if you know what I mean.

Anyway, he needs some good points here and in Paris to make Houston, so he can wear one of those silly Stetsons and upset Jim.

No I don't see you turning to the alfie side for anyone Boludo :p And as for the little boy thing........all tennis players except for Agassi are little boys to me - I prefer my men older actually ;)

Boludo
10-27-2004, 10:48 AM
No I don't see you turning to the alfie side for anyone Boludo :p And as for the little boy thing........all tennis players except for Agassi are little boys to me - I prefer my men older actually ;)

You mean like Kent Carlsson, Muster, GWH, De La Pena and the like? :)

So is Younes a little boy then?

sigmagirl91
10-27-2004, 11:06 AM
You mean like Kent Carlsson, Muster, GWH, De La Pena and the like? :)

So is Younes a little boy then?

To my mind, yes....
Younes is six months younger than I, so yes, he can be considered a little boy of sorts.

sigmagirl91
10-27-2004, 11:08 AM
Excuse my English. Is it better if I say like this "I love him I love him I love him (the same as Paris Hilton said it to Mark P.)?

Paris is a garden-variety ho. She will say that she loves Radek "heir to the international sex symbol throne when Austin Powers dies or retires" Stepanek, so badly the girl needs some "pipe" in her life.... :devil:

^Sue^
10-27-2004, 11:11 AM
IS HE CUTE, MAN, OR HANDSOME?I AM CONFUSED NOW.

*Ljubica*
10-27-2004, 11:11 AM
You mean like Kent Carlsson, Muster, GWH, De La Pena and the like? :)

So is Younes a little boy then?

I definately wouldn't say no to Thomas Muster ;) As for Younes - if he's 6 months younger than Sigma, that means he is 4 months younger than me, so I guess I can live with that though he's not really my type!!

Action Jackson
10-27-2004, 11:13 AM
To my mind, yes....
Younes is six months younger than I, so yes, he can be considered a little boy of sorts.

The lesson is don't mess with the ladies in the Nalbandian forum. :)

sigmagirl91
10-27-2004, 11:17 AM
I definately wouldn't say no to Thomas Muster ;) As for Younes - if he's 6 months younger than Sigma, that means he is 4 months younger than me, so I guess I can live with that though he's not really my type!!

There are many that I wouldn't say no to (that list is long, btw). So, that makes me Paris Hilton.... :o

sigmagirl91
10-27-2004, 11:18 AM
Let me clarify "little boy". Or maybe I shouldn't.....it's too early in the morning...

*Ljubica*
10-27-2004, 11:31 AM
The lesson is don't mess with the ladies in the Nalbandian forum. :)

Go on.............live dangerously - you know you want to ;)

sigmagirl91
10-27-2004, 11:33 AM
The lesson is don't mess with the ladies in the Nalbandian forum. :)

In other words, it's "smack it up, flip it, and rub it down" time.... :devil:

Action Jackson
10-27-2004, 11:36 AM
Go on.............live dangerously - you know you want to ;)

Do you remember the famous AO when Hewitt got beaten by Alberto Martin in the 1st round? Well GWH and this other guy who has become one of my best tennis friends and the guy has a ridiculous knowledge of the game bonded on this day.

Outside and all the screens were packed and when Hewitt lost, Sammy and myself danced and laughed as he got knocked out, while everyone else mourned.

Though his danger isn't as bad. :)

sigmagirl91
10-27-2004, 11:39 AM
Do you remember the famous AO when Hewitt got beaten by Alberto Martin in the 1st round? Well GWH and this other guy who has become one of my best tennis friends and the guy has a ridiculous knowledge of the game bonded on this day.

Outside and all the screens were packed and when Hewitt lost, Sammy and myself danced and laughed as he got knocked out, while everyone else mourned.

Though his danger isn't as bad. :)

Low tolerance for risk, ah? Well, we'll do something about that. :devil:

*Ljubica*
10-27-2004, 11:40 AM
Let me clarify "little boy". Or maybe I shouldn't.....it's too early in the morning...

It's not early here - it's lunchtime...........so feel free!

Action Jackson
10-27-2004, 11:42 AM
Low tolerance for risk, ah? Well, we'll do something about that. :devil:

I wouldn't know walking past a gang of neo-nazis at a railway station with a 20kg backpack on a Sat night when they were drunk and I not fitting to their desired status and surviving without a problem mightn't be high risk to some.

sigmagirl91
10-27-2004, 11:43 AM
I wouldn't know walking past a gang of neo-nazis at a railway station with a 20kg backpack on a Sat night when they were drunk and I not fitting to their desired status and surviving without a problem mightn't be high risk to some.

That kind of risk is too high; besides, we not trying to kill or maim anybody....

Action Jackson
10-27-2004, 01:57 PM
That kind of risk is too high; besides, we not trying to kill or maim anybody....

That was definitely not my choice, but I am still here to tell the story.

bovenbuuf
10-27-2004, 04:52 PM
yeah he won, and I thougth it was a good match to watch! Finaly I had some good coverage! But that serve, a pity he had to make such a double faults in his serve for the match. But well 64 63. Well done

Action Jackson
10-27-2004, 05:05 PM
David will never be a serving machine, and by the next time I see him play (05). I want to see some variation instead of short second serves saying "hit me, hit me".

novanora
10-27-2004, 05:26 PM
yeah he won, and I thougth it was a good match to watch! Finaly I had some good coverage! But that serve, a pity he had to make such a double faults in his serve for the match. But well 64 63. Well done
:eek::eek: double faults nightmare!!! but at least this one got an happy endding :D

bovenbuuf
10-27-2004, 06:40 PM
yeah it was a nice ending..

jazz_girl
10-27-2004, 10:58 PM
David and Spadea H2H:
They've played twice and David won both times:
2004 Rome Clay Nalbandian def. Spadea 6-4 6-3
2003 Montreal TMS Hard Nalbandian def. Spadea 6-4 6-2

Gigan
10-27-2004, 11:58 PM
Nalbandian ease into second round in Basel

Basel, Switzerland (Sports Network) - This week's highest-remaining seed, Tim Henman, and last week's Madrid Masters runner-up David Nalbandian highlighted Wednesday's first-round winners at the Swiss Indoors.

The second-seeded Henman humbled France's Antony Dupuis 6-3, 6-4 to setup a second-round match with South African Wesley Moodie.

Henman became the highest-standing seed here when world No. 1 Swiss star Roger Federer pulled out on Tuesday after suffering a muscle tear in his left thigh, an injury that could end his season.

Henman is a two-time Basel titlist, having run the table here in 1998 and 2001, and lost to Slovakian Karol Kucera in the 1999 final.

The fourth-seeded Nalbandian drilled Wimbledon semifinalist Mario Ancic of Croatia 6-4, 6-3 on Day 2 at St. Jakobshalle. Nalbandian, who lost to Russian Marat Safin in Sunday's finale at the Madrid Masters, was last year's Basel runner-up to fellow Argentine Guillermo Coria and captured this tournament in 2002 by beating Chilean Fernando Gonzalez in the title match.

Up next for Nalbandian will be veteran American Vincent Spadea.

An eighth-seeded Gonzalez was an upset victim on Wednesday, as hot Frenchman Jerome Haehnel drubbed the Olympic bronze medalist 6-3, 6-4. The hard-hitting "Gonzo" is 0-3 on the ATP since earning singles bronze and doubles gold in Athens in August.

The upstart Haehnel, who shocked the great Andre Agassi in the first round of the French Open this past summer, has rattled off six straight tour wins, having claimed a title in Metz, France just two weeks ago. He's a solid 7-2 in four ATP events for his career, with all four coming this year.

In other seeded opening-round play, No. 6 German Rainer Schuettler shut down rising Spaniard Rafael Nadal 6-3, 6-4 and No. 7 Chilean Nicolas Massu mauled Swiss favorite Michel Kratochvil 6-3, 6-2. Massu was a duel gold medalist at the Athens Games, including doubles gold alongside his countryman Gonzalez in Greece.

Other first-round winners on Wednesday were Swiss Marco Chiudinelli, Croat Ivan Ljubicic and the aforementioned Spadea and Moodie. Chiudinelli blasted Spaniard Albert Montanes 6-3, 6-3, Ljubicic leveled Argentine Juan Ignacio Chela 6-4, 6-3, Spadea topped Italian Filippo Volandri 6-3, 4-0, retired and Moodie handled Italian Potito Starace 6-4, 6-4.



10/27 17:27:43 ET
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:wavey: Andre Agassi forever :wavey:

Raquel
10-28-2004, 12:46 AM
Well done David :yeah:

Good Luck against Vince :)

bovenbuuf
10-28-2004, 08:54 AM
the match is at 6pm local time. This is probably good for the European fans, because Eurosport has live coverage at 6pm:)

Action Jackson
10-28-2004, 09:58 AM
Lets go David beat that arse clown Spadea.

sigmagirl91
10-28-2004, 11:33 AM
Go David!!!!

Zetlandsk
10-28-2004, 11:34 AM
Smash the Bitch of Boca Raton David.

He's bitch slapped him twice and I want a third time as well.

bianco
10-28-2004, 11:43 AM
that will be around 1am in my time, I suppose :sad:
I'll try getting up at that time, but it seems like Mission Impossible since I have a full day of classes tomorrow...
so vamos David, I'll cheer for you in my sleep :)

Aleksa's Laydee
10-28-2004, 12:24 PM
Well done David against Mario...you were on FIRE!!!

Beat Spadea :devil:

Aleksa's Laydee
10-28-2004, 12:25 PM
the match is at 6pm local time. This is probably good for the European fans, because Eurosport has live coverage at 6pm:)

YAY :woohoo:

novanora
10-28-2004, 01:21 PM
the match is at 6pm local time. This is probably good for the European fans, because Eurosport has live coverage at 6pm:)

great, bov! so i think you will stick on your TV again this night, right? guess what do i want to say to you? i am so glad my prediction Vini is the next opponent is correct!! that means your post in Yahoo won't be wrong!

and have to mention, angel time for you always means the evil one to me :rolleyes:

bovenbuuf
10-28-2004, 01:25 PM
yeah well hope yopu wil be there at msn later Nova!

sol
10-28-2004, 07:42 PM
:woohoo: 6-4 6-4 Well done, David! :yeah: :woohoo: :hatoff: :aparty:

bovenbuuf
10-28-2004, 07:43 PM
he defeated Vince.. 64 64

Marc Rosset is Tall
10-28-2004, 07:44 PM
Enjoy Basel Rosie and well done David on taking out the trash in Spadea.

novanora
10-28-2004, 07:47 PM
yeah!!! :woohoo: :woohoo:
so his next opponent should be Chiudinelli or Schuettler?

bovenbuuf
10-28-2004, 07:53 PM
eyah Nova, Do hope it will be rainer..

crigazzio
10-28-2004, 07:57 PM
GRAT JOB DAVID!!!!!!! I´M JUMPING :yippie:

bovenbuuf
10-28-2004, 07:58 PM
Ok pics of todays match

bovenbuuf
10-28-2004, 09:03 PM
and some more

bovenbuuf
10-28-2004, 09:12 PM
Centre court

8pm David Nalbandian v. Rainer Schuetllerr or Chiundinelli

novanora
10-28-2004, 09:19 PM
thanks, jud! blueberry again :lick:

novanora
10-28-2004, 09:20 PM
Centre court

8pm David Nalbandian v. Rainer Schuetllerr or Chiundinelli
:eek: :eek: :eek: is that time too devil for me~!!

sigmagirl91
10-28-2004, 09:23 PM
Centre court

8pm David Nalbandian v. Rainer Schuetllerr or Chiundinelli

:eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek:

bovenbuuf
10-28-2004, 09:26 PM
wow I never saw so much eek faces.. what is wrong??

sigmagirl91
10-28-2004, 09:31 PM
That's late!!!!!

bovenbuuf
10-28-2004, 09:32 PM
yeah for him I guess.. for you it will be at 2pm

he will face Rainer btw.. who had troubles with serving for the match. He could bagel this Swizz boy and then he allowed that boy to came back to 6-2.

bovenbuuf
10-28-2004, 09:36 PM
2003 Canada TMS, Hard, S Nalbandian 3 6 6 2 6 2
2003 World Team Championship, Clay, RR Nalbandian 6 4 7 5
2003 Hamburg TMS, Clay, R16 nalbandian 7 6 6 2
2003 Australian Open, Hard, Schuettler 3 6 7 5 1 6 0 6
2002 Moscow, Carpet, R32 Schuettler 6 7 4 6
2002 Monte Carlo TMS, Clay, R64 Nalbandian 7 6 6 7 6 2
2002 Indian Wells TMS, Hard, R32 Schuettler 6 4 4 6 2 6

jazz_girl
10-28-2004, 10:30 PM
Nice H2H! Well, I think David can beat Rainer, what do you think?
I won't be able to see tomorrow's match for sure, cause I have a test at that hour :( So Ceci, I'm relying on you!
I'm sorry I couldn't stay for the rest of the match today!

Raquel
10-29-2004, 12:17 AM
Great win David! :woohoo: :yeah:

Good Luck in the QFs. It's so great to see him playing well now after the interrupted year he has had :)

:wavey: Jazz, good luck on your test!

bianco
10-29-2004, 01:01 AM
well done David! his victory really makes my day! :D :D :D
8:00pm means devil time for me too, 2:00am almost, but since I'll be able to catch the live broadcast, I'll get up no matter what this time :)

sigmagirl91
10-29-2004, 01:01 AM
Now, go out and beat shit-ler, David....

Jennay
10-29-2004, 01:27 AM
Great to see David playing well :) Good luck.

Gigan
10-29-2004, 03:34 AM
Ok pics of todays match
Oh, he can do it too...
Nice trick (first photo), goodjob David!

I have such from Andre too, it seems, armenian style again,
and not only in that...

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:wavey: Andre Agassi forever :wavey:

Gigan
10-29-2004, 03:41 AM
Did you see this, fans, in ATP site?

http://www.atptennis.com/en/mercedesbenz/graphics/videoteaser.jpg


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:wavey: Andre Agassi forever :wavey:

Action Jackson
10-29-2004, 09:12 AM
Vamos David.

*Ljubica*
10-29-2004, 10:24 AM
They're giving us these damned evening matches again :devil: Like Vienna - this place is doing its best to starve me. If the match finishes at 10.00pm - 11.00pm that is FAR too late for a poor English person like me to eat my dinner. Anyway - I am here in sunny Basel...........cold but sunny. David played very well in last night's match against Spadea, though to be honest I was very tired so I couldn't get into the match very well, - I just kept on looking at my watch saying "Come on David I need to get some sleep" :p Anyway - will report in again as and when I get Internet access. The Hotel here lets guests use the Net for free, but the trouble is this means EVERYONE is trying to get on it and using it for hours............. :p Now I think I go to practice - talk to you all later.

Rosie :wavey:

jazz_girl
10-29-2004, 10:56 AM
Oh, he can do it too...
Nice trick (first photo), goodjob David!

I have such from Andre too, it seems, armenian style again,
and not only in that...

__________________________________________________ _
:wavey: Andre Agassi forever :wavey:
I said it before, but that pic you uploaded represtents the play of the week for sure!

jazz_girl
10-29-2004, 10:59 AM
I hope you're more rested today Rosie! I really like last night's match, although his nerves let him down once again and he needed 5 match points. But still, it was a nice match.
Have a great time today! :wavey:

Zetlandsk
10-29-2004, 11:07 AM
You can do it Rosie, be strong and Nalle fans are very happy with your live presence at these events.

Should get stuck into some of the chocolate that can cure the hunger pains. Never know might have to stock up on the hotel breakfasts.

Lets go David, no offence Rainer but David needs to win this match and he better not get frustrated as Schuettler can do that to many people.

jazz_girl
10-29-2004, 11:13 AM
David's quote:
"Creo que jugué realmente bien, fue un muy buen partido para mí. El año último también estaba jugando bien cuando me lesioné la muñeca. Espero tener la posibilidad de ganar este torneo otra vez"
"I think I played really well, it was a very good match for me. Last year I was also playing well when I got the wrist injury. I hope I have the chance to win this tournament again"

Schuettler on David:
"David es un gran jugador, que viene de una semana fantástica en Madrid. Yo no tengo nada que perder y él es el favorito"
"David is a great player, that is coming from having a fantastic week in Madrid. I have nothing to lose and he's tha favourite"

Argentine girl
10-29-2004, 11:14 AM
Please win again David and Nico. I will be able to watch the live coverage. I can't wait to see David.
I heard that Ivan is injuring. Please tell me this is not true. He is my only hope to beat Henman.

jazz_girl
10-29-2004, 11:20 AM
I think Novak can beat him. If he's really that tired, and after having such a long and difficult match yesterday. Also Novak didn't play cause of Robredo's WO; he'll be rested.

Zetlandsk
10-29-2004, 11:25 AM
Jiri will beat Henman and it will be good in a way if David can play Henman, as I would feel very confident of David winning.

sigmagirl91
10-29-2004, 11:30 AM
Heck, David can beat Tim. He does have a 4-1 edge in the H2H.

Zetlandsk
10-29-2004, 11:31 AM
I know that sigma that's why I would be happy if David played Henman, but he needs to beat Schuettler first.

bovenbuuf
10-29-2004, 11:35 AM
yeah and I do think Novak has a good change, he did had a w/o so is not that tired, and Tim had a lot of troubles yesterday. Losing a tb with 7-0...

jazz_girl
10-29-2004, 11:35 AM
I think he can beat Schuettler with no problems. Don't you think that?

sigmagirl91
10-29-2004, 11:37 AM
Yeah....

Zetlandsk
10-29-2004, 11:41 AM
He should always beat Rainer, they have a similar game except Schuettler serves better, and David is better elsewhere except movement, but I saw the famous AO meltdown against Rainer and don't take anything for granted, though he is in better form than Rainer.

sigmagirl91
10-29-2004, 11:48 AM
What happened in that match? Wasn't David tired after playing that long match against Roger?

bovenbuuf
10-29-2004, 11:51 AM
yeah do think David can win today against Rainer, but well the crowd will be with Rainer, he does live in Switzerland. But yesterday Rainer had some problems to finish the match. So do think David can win today.

Zetlandsk
10-29-2004, 11:51 AM
What happened in that match? Wasn't David tired after playing that long match against Roger?

Well he lost the last 2 sets 6-1 6-0 and winning the second 7-5, and tiredness isn't an excuse. The Feds match was a 5 setter but it didn't have any real long sets two of them were 6-1, so he really shouldn't have been tired.

sigmagirl91
10-29-2004, 11:54 AM
Oh, goodness.

*Ljubica*
10-29-2004, 12:04 PM
You can do it Rosie, be strong and Nalle fans are very happy with your live presence at these events.

Should get stuck into some of the chocolate that can cure the hunger pains. Never know might have to stock up on the hotel breakfasts.

Lets go David, no offence Rainer but David needs to win this match and he better not get frustrated as Schuettler can do that to many people.

Yes - the chocolate is good here and the Hotel breakfasts even better :) Basel is a very strange place though...........I was just walking down the road to the kiosk to buy some cigarattes (yes I know it's a vile habit but we all have at least one vice!), when this guy in a car stopped me! I thought he wanted directions - but turned out he wanted to take my photograph because I was "....the most beautiful woman" he had ever seen in Basel :p Can't say that says a lot for the rest of the female population in this beautiful city..........and needless to say I was a good little English lady and said a very firm "No, my boyfriend wouldn't like it!", before walking quickly back to the Hotel. More Basel adventures later......

Love,

Rosie

bovenbuuf
10-29-2004, 12:08 PM
well does seem you have fun there Rosie!

sigmagirl91
10-29-2004, 12:14 PM
Maybe I need to be in Basel, Rosie, so that he can photograph me?

bovenbuuf
10-29-2004, 12:17 PM
yeah you can do that Sig, and then you can also do that bet you made;)

jazz_girl
10-29-2004, 12:21 PM
Yes - the chocolate is good here and the Hotel breakfasts even better :) Basel is a very strange place though...........I was just walking down the road to the kiosk to buy some cigarattes (yes I know it's a vile habit but we all have at least one vice!), when this guy in a car stopped me! I thought he wanted directions - but turned out he wanted to take my photograph because I was "....the most beautiful woman" he had ever seen in Basel :p Can't say that says a lot for the rest of the female population in this beautiful city..........and needless to say I was a good little English lady and said a very firm "No, my boyfriend wouldn't like it!", before walking quickly back to the Hotel. More Basel adventures later......

Love,

Rosie
LOL!!! You're a good girl Rosie ;)

Marc Rosset is Tall
10-29-2004, 12:21 PM
Yes - the chocolate is good here and the Hotel breakfasts even better :) Basel is a very strange place though...........I was just walking down the road to the kiosk to buy some cigarattes (yes I know it's a vile habit but we all have at least one vice!), when this guy in a car stopped me! I thought he wanted directions - but turned out he wanted to take my photograph because I was "....the most beautiful woman" he had ever seen in Basel :p Can't say that says a lot for the rest of the female population in this beautiful city..........and needless to say I was a good little English lady and said a very firm "No, my boyfriend wouldn't like it!", before walking quickly back to the Hotel. More Basel adventures later......

Love,

Rosie

Rosie, you are such a heartbreaker aren't you? That was interesting experience for sure. I have had people want to take a pic of me, not because of my beauty mainly because of the way I stand out.

He has good taste, but you handled it well. Then again with Basel it's a meeting point for Switz, Germany and France. He might have been French or a dodgy German guy with a mo. At the same time there are plenty of Turks and Italians there as well.

Good to see you are stocking up on the goodies at the Hotel then. Go the røsti which is a wonderful piece of food and it contains no dead animal either.

sigmagirl91
10-29-2004, 12:28 PM
yeah you can do that Sig, and then you can also do that bet you made;)

I always make good on promises...thought you knew.... :o

*Ljubica*
10-29-2004, 12:30 PM
Rosie, you are such a heartbreaker aren't you? That was interesting experience for sure. I have had people want to take a pic of me, not because of my beauty mainly because of the way I stand out.

He has good taste, but you handled it well. Then again with Basel it's a meeting point for Switz, Germany and France. He might have been French or a dodgy German guy with a mo. At the same time there are plenty of Turks and Italians there as well.

Good to see you are stocking up on the goodies at the Hotel then. Go the røsti which is a wonderful piece of food and it contains no dead animal either.

He was definately dodgy German ....and he had a beard :devil: Sorry to offend anyone here but I don't "do" beards at all :eek: They totally gross me out, especially when people get bits of food stuck in them :eek: I still think the guy was visually impaired to think that way - which was a little worrying seeing that he was driving at the time! And Sigma - trust me - you would not want to know - you have beter taste! OK - it's 1.15pm so time for a gin and tonic or two I think :angel: There is a funfair near the Hotel, so think I will go down there for a while this afternoon and see if I can win a cuddly toy !! Bye bye :wavey: And Marc - I may try the rosti later.

sigmagirl91
10-29-2004, 12:34 PM
He was definately dodgy German ....and he had a beard :devil: Sorry to offend anyone here but I don't "do" beards at all :eek: They totally gross me out, especially when people get bits of food stuck in them :eek: I still think the guy was visually impaired to think that way - which was a little worrying seeing that he was driving at the time! And Sigma - trust me - you would not want to know - you have beter taste! OK - it's 1.15pm so time for a gin and tonic or two I think :angel: There is a funfair near the Hotel, so think I will go down there for a while this afternoon and see if I can win a cuddly toy !! Bye bye :wavey: And Marc - I may try the rosti later.

I don't like beards either. I'd humor the guy a bit, though, and give him one of my....ahem....sexy poses....

Marc Rosset is Tall
10-29-2004, 12:34 PM
Enjoy your day Rosie and you should stick to the schnapps it's good for you and when I come back later I want to see a W next to David's name.

Good to see my nationalty detector is working well again.

bovenbuuf
10-29-2004, 12:44 PM
I always make good on promises...thought you knew.... :o
yeah I know, but I can't wait to see the results;)

bovenbuuf
10-29-2004, 12:45 PM
and Rosie, the funfair seems to be fun. Enjoy the afternoon.

sigmagirl91
10-29-2004, 02:38 PM
yeah I know, but I can't wait to see the results;)

The results will be....I did it.... :devil:

bovenbuuf
10-29-2004, 02:44 PM
The results will be....I did it.... :devil:
sounds great already :devil:

bovenbuuf
10-29-2004, 08:14 PM
Ok match started, Rainer starts serving

jazz_girl
10-29-2004, 08:45 PM
Sorry guys! I'm having problems with my msn!!!!
David looks very nervous today and making many mistakes

bovenbuuf
10-29-2004, 08:50 PM
well taht doesn't sound good.. he lossed the first set btw with 64.. but well seems to be dreadfull

bovenbuuf
10-29-2004, 09:07 PM
Ok he has called for a medical time out.. seems to have huge problems with the leg.. and well also a lot of pain:sad:

seems to be another injury again..

bianco
10-29-2004, 09:16 PM
I'm having trouble with my damn msn too.
hope it's not a major injury...he seems tired, and under pressures...

novanora
10-29-2004, 10:31 PM
i still can't believe this match :eek:
but who cares! he won!!! :yeah:

bovenbuuf
10-29-2004, 10:35 PM
yeah he won, 46 76 73

Good for him. But I am worried about that leg

bovenbuuf
10-29-2004, 10:36 PM
Centre court local time



14.00 Uhr



Stefan Koubek- Jiri Novak
followed byNicolas Massu- David Nalbandian

Mrs. B
10-29-2004, 10:40 PM
congrats, David! :banana:

my weekend has been saved. ;)

Rosie, which sector are u seated at?

*Ljubica*
10-29-2004, 11:03 PM
congrats, David! :banana:

my weekend has been saved. ;)

Rosie, which sector are u seated at?

Hi Mrs. B - I was in Tribune Nord today (Mitte II) - just behind where Eduardo and the Team were sitting if you were at the match. As for the match :eek: :eek: :eek: What a stress - I need loads of vodka tonight to recover and wind down. Don't have any news about the injury yet - seems to be thigh/groin area - nobody knows anything yet - will keep you posted in the morning when I find out more. Now I am back at the Hotel having those much needed vodkas. Cheers :)

jazz_girl
10-29-2004, 11:46 PM
Thanks a lot for the info Rosie! :yeah:
It was a terrible match to follow, I ended up with a headache and terrible worried for David's new injury. I hope it was just a cramp or something like that, because he doesn't need another injury!!!

Raquel
10-30-2004, 12:06 AM
Great win David!! :banana:

Good Luck in the semis tomorrow :) It's so great to see him playing great tennis these last two weeks.

crigazzio
10-30-2004, 12:10 AM
Thanks Rose!!!!!!
I need those vodka too!!!!!!
I couldn´t even look the msn to follow the match!!!1 was to much for me!!!Really crazy, but now i´m jumping!!!
And of course worry for the dam new injury i hope that tomorrow he´ll be ok to beat Massu(sorry Nico ;) )

Love
Ceci

jazz_girl
10-30-2004, 12:35 AM
Well Raquel, about today's match, you could leave that "great" word aside: he played tennis, that's it ;)

sigmagirl91
10-30-2004, 02:16 AM
Hi Mrs. B - I was in Tribune Nord today (Mitte II) - just behind where Eduardo and the Team were sitting if you were at the match. As for the match :eek: :eek: :eek: What a stress - I need loads of vodka tonight to recover and wind down. Don't have any news about the injury yet - seems to be thigh/groin area - nobody knows anything yet - will keep you posted in the morning when I find out more. Now I am back at the Hotel having those much needed vodkas. Cheers :)

My nerves are just now calming down. You should have "heard" the sighs and the "retire now" comments. We were hoping that he would do it, but he hung right on in there. More congrats to our Dave.

Mrs. B
10-30-2004, 08:15 AM
Hi Mrs. B - I was in Tribune Nord today (Mitte II) - just behind where Eduardo and the Team were sitting if you were at the match. As for the match :eek: :eek: :eek: What a stress - I need loads of vodka tonight to recover and wind down. Don't have any news about the injury yet - seems to be thigh/groin area - nobody knows anything yet - will keep you posted in the morning when I find out more. Now I am back at the Hotel having those much needed vodkas. Cheers :)

i'll be there today (& tomorrow, spending the night in Basel), East sector, tribune B. wish there was a way to meet you, we could have a drink and a fag together before David's match starts. ;)

sooo happy for David. :)

*leaving for Basel now, i want to go shopping in that big building across the Halle.

Gigan
10-30-2004, 08:45 AM
Congratulation! David, I seen short review by ESPNews ... amazing play!

Couple of pics of that match:

http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20041029/capt.bas14010292029.switzerland_basel_tennis_bas14 0.jpg



http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20041029/capt.bas14110292030.switzerland_basel_tennis_bas14 1.jpg

Argentina's David Nalbandian returns the ball to Germany's Rainer Schuettler (news) during their quarter final game at the Swiss Indoors Tennis tournament in Basel, Friday, Oct.29, 2004
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:wavey: Andre Agassi forever :wavey:

Gigan
10-30-2004, 08:46 AM
Nalbandian, Massu move on; Henman bows out in Basel quarters

Basel, Switzerland (Sports Network) - A pair of seeds, David Nalbandian and Nicolas Massu, posted wins on Friday, while second-seeded Brit Tim Henman went by way of the upset at the Swiss Indoors.

Czech Jiri Novak knocked out the two-time Basel champion Henman with a 7-6 (7-5), 7-5 decision at St. Jakobshalle. The three-time finalist Henman captured this event in 1998 and 2001 and was the runner-up in 1999.

A fatigued Henman has been taking magnesium pills for a blood deficiency.

The fourth-seeded Nalbandian came from behind to beat sixth-seeded German Rainer 4-6, 7-6 (7-5), 6-3. The Argentine Nalbandian, fresh off his runner-up finish at last week's Madrid Masters, was last year's Basel runner-up to his countryman Guillermo Coria and captured this event in 2002. He's seeking a third straight trip to the final here.

The duel Olympic gold medalist Massu bounced Czech Bohdan Ulihrach 6-2, 7-6 (7-4) on Day 4. The seventh-seeded Chilean will meet Nalbandian in Saturday's semifinals.

In one other quarterfinal bout, Austrian Stefan Koubek cut down big-serving Croat Ivan Ljubicic 2-6, 7-5, 7-5. The gritty Koubek will face Novak in the other semi.

The winner of this $1.265 million tournament will collect $179,690.



10/29 17:37:39 ET
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:wavey: Andre Agassi forever :wavey:

lsy
10-30-2004, 09:20 AM
Well done David! I watched the first set (forcing myself to stay awake for that) but after seeing him playing rather crappy and lost that, when my eyes can hardly open anymore, I went on to bed thinking this tournament sucks :tape:

Looks like it turned out to be a dog fight and David won :yeah: I will catch the replay later on tv.

:woohoo:

But on the other hand, if he does well here, will that be too much going into Paris?

Marc Rosset is Tall
10-30-2004, 09:23 AM
The title is there for taking and I hope he brings out the garlic to take out the Vampire.

*Ljubica*
10-30-2004, 09:27 AM
Thanks a lot for the info Rosie! :yeah:
It was a terrible match to follow, I ended up with a headache and terrible worried for David's new injury. I hope it was just a cramp or something like that, because he doesn't need another injury!!!

Unfortunately it IS another new injury Jazz :sad: He is in a lot of pain this morning :sad: He WILL definately play today, but no one really knows how he will feel when he starts playing or whether he will make it to the end of the match. He is acutely aware of how he pulled out of the Final here last year and doesn't want to let people here down again.

Marc Rosset is Tall
10-30-2004, 09:46 AM
I just hope for David that he can make it through this match and Massu won't make it easy, but I have faith in him. His body is going to need rest and a lot of looking after.
Time to endure and struggle again, it has been such a horrible year injury wise.

Ti-Anne
10-30-2004, 09:57 AM
I agree with you, David needs much rest to recover but I really hope his injuries will let him win here in Basel !! He deserves him so much, he's such a great fighter... :worship: :hatoff: whatever happens, we must admire his courage and determination and be very proud of the great man and player he is !! If only he was a bit luckier ....all those injuries are unfair !!! :sad: let's cross our fingers for today ! VAMOS DAVID :banana: :inlove: :bigclap:

*Ljubica*
10-30-2004, 11:00 AM
I agree with you, David needs much rest to recover but I really hope his injuries will let him win here in Basel !! He deserves him so much, he's such a great fighter... :worship: :hatoff: whatever happens, we must admire his courage and determination and be very proud of the great man and player he is !! If only he was a bit luckier ....all those injuries are unfair !!! :sad: let's cross our fingers for today ! VAMOS DAVID :banana: :inlove: :bigclap:

What a lovely post Ti-Anne and I agree with every word. Btw - all I can say at this stage, is please don't be surprised if David is not in Paris.

Marc Rosset is Tall
10-30-2004, 11:07 AM
I would rather David not be in Paris if he can't play anywhere near his abilities. I just hope he can win here and then go as an alternate for Houston.

Rosie, how's the Swedish lessons?

*Ljubica*
10-30-2004, 11:12 AM
I would rather David not be in Paris if he can't play anywhere near his abilities. I just hope he can win here and then go as an alternate for Houston.

Rosie, how's the Swedish lessons?

Swedish lessons - hmmmmm. I'm in Spanish mode at the moment as most of the people I talk to here are native Spanish speakers. I must continue with the Swedish lessons when I get home!! Probably sooner than planned if I don't go to Paris which seems likely at present.

Marc Rosset is Tall
10-30-2004, 11:13 AM
Swedish lessons - hmmmmm. I'm in Spanish mode at the moment as most of the people I talk to here are native Spanish speakers. I must continue with the Swedish lessons when I get home!! Probably sooner than planned if I don't go to Paris which seems likely at present.

It's that bad for David then? This is so unfortunate, but he can work on that off-season program that GWH has planned. :)

jazz_girl
10-30-2004, 11:22 AM
Unfortunately it IS another new injury Jazz :sad: He is in a lot of pain this morning :sad: He WILL definately play today, but no one really knows how he will feel when he starts playing or whether he will make it to the end of the match. He is acutely aware of how he pulled out of the Final here last year and doesn't want to let people here down again.
OMG!!! What a fucked up year!!!! :sad: His face was terrible yesterday, he couldn't have been faking it...I hope he can win today, and easy win would be nice, I don't want him to make it worse :sad:

Marc Rosset is Tall
10-30-2004, 11:23 AM
Easy win I just hope David has got the garlic ready.

jazz_girl
10-30-2004, 11:30 AM
quote:
"El primer set se escapó (NdeR: lo perdió con una doble falta). Tuve un problemita en la rodilla que no se me pasó del todo, pero lo llevé. El final del segundo set fue peleado; el tercero fue más para mí, por suerte definí entre tantos breaks"
"The first set escape from me. I had a little problem inn the knee that didn't go away, but I went on. The end of the second set was very tight, the third was more for me, luckily I was able to define after all those breaks"
"retroceder nunca, rendirse, jamás".
"go back never, give up, never ever"

sigmagirl91
10-30-2004, 12:09 PM
Good job, David, for showing such amazing heart and courage in that match. You let people know that you should never be counted out.....

Argentine girl
10-30-2004, 12:15 PM
If David is injuring, please walkover. I don't want him to get more hurt. Take a rest. I think he's played too much-Japan, Vienna, Madid, Basel, (may be)Paris.

jazz_girl
10-30-2004, 12:31 PM
If David is injuring, please walkover. I don't want him to get more hurt. Take a rest. I think he's played too much-Japan, Vienna, Madid, Basel, (may be)Paris.
You should have heard us yesterday in the msn, begging him to retire and not to play like that!

Argentine girl
10-30-2004, 12:45 PM
I think the reason that he kept playing last night because he already knew that Henman and Safin were out. He wanted to take advantage of that. It seems like he wants to go to Houston so much. I do either. His health is the most important thing. Actually I support Agassi, but I have to cross my finger tonight to support Haas instead. I don't want Agassi to take the title, it will be less chance for David.

jazz_girl
10-30-2004, 12:50 PM
Haas could have taken the first set a LOT of times already, but he's losing his chances and now Agassi is leading the TB :mad:

NOUKY
10-30-2004, 03:16 PM
Good job, David, for showing such amazing heart and courage in that match. You let people know that you should never be counted out.....
Oh yes, David you showed such courage yesterday, and still today you're still fighting so well !! :bounce: He's just won the first set against Massu 63!! :worship: :bigclap: :clap2: VAMOS DAVID ! You're the best ! :smooch: hope your injury doesn't hurt too much ! :awww:

NOUKY
10-30-2004, 04:02 PM
He Won !! :bounce: :bigclap: :clap2: 63 64 !He did it ! I am so happy for him ! :woohoo: :woohoo: Good luck for tomorrow David, this tournament is already all yours ! :worship: You deserve winning it so much !Hope your injury will let you make it through !! :hearts: I feel like congratulating you with big hugs and kisses :smooch:

sigmagirl91
10-30-2004, 04:03 PM
Vamos David.....it's yours for the taking....

Action Jackson
10-30-2004, 04:06 PM
Well done Nalle, as much as I like Jiri, not tomorrow it's time for David to win the title.

novanora
10-30-2004, 04:22 PM
:woohoo: david, good job!!!!

sorry, jiri! but you have already conquer Japan! so, this Basel must be David's!! good luck tomorrow :bigclap:

bianco
10-30-2004, 04:31 PM
well done David! don't hesitate to take the title tomorrow. it's meant to be yours.

jazz_girl
10-30-2004, 04:37 PM
David!!!! The title is waiting for you!!!!!!!!! :bounce:
Win tomorrow, you can do it!!! :yeah:

novanora
10-30-2004, 04:54 PM
h2h with jiri, they never played before

sigmagirl91
10-30-2004, 04:54 PM
I know. The great unknown....

jazz_girl
10-30-2004, 04:58 PM
Novak hasn't been tested in this tournament, Koubek gave the match away, and Robredo withdrew...But of course, that also means that he's not as tired as David.
I still believe in him.

Action Jackson
10-30-2004, 05:04 PM
Underestimate the smiling and underrated Novak at your peril. He has won in Switzerland twice and like David feels comfortable there.

Novak doesn't give presents and David has to be very concentrated and not so constipated when he plays finals to beat Jiri. Yes, he's beatable, but a player has to earn it when they play Novak.

*Ljubica*
10-30-2004, 05:23 PM
Dearest David - this is your time. Please, please, PLEASE win this title and break the title drought. Do it for your loyal fans, do it for your lovely hard-working Team, and - most of all - do it for yourself! You deserve it,¨- and I am so tired of watching you lose finals :sad: Be safe, be happy - and win tomorrow.

Lots of love,

Rosie (in Basel and praying for you to let me see you hold that winners`trophy tomorrow)

jazz_girl
10-30-2004, 05:24 PM
Dearest David - this is your time. Please, please, PLEASE win this title and break the title drought. Do it for your loyal fans, do it for your lovely hard-working Team, and - most of all - do it for yourself! You deserve it,¨- and I am so tired of watching you lose finals :sad: Be safe, be happy - and win tomorrow.

Lots of love,

Rosie (in Basel and praying for you to let me see you hold that winners`trophy tomorrow)
:worship: :worship: :worship:

Action Jackson
10-30-2004, 05:25 PM
Rosie, I have answered you in the GG thread and good to see you are in one piece and remember what I told you, time to stand up and force the point down the team's throat.

sigmagirl91
10-30-2004, 05:26 PM
Dearest David - this is your time. Please, please, PLEASE win this title and break the title drought. Do it for your loyal fans, do it for your lovely hard-working Team, and - most of all - do it for yourself! You deserve it,¨- and I am so tired of watching you lose finals :sad: Be safe, be happy - and win tomorrow.

Lots of love,

Rosie (in Basel and praying for you to let me see you hold that winners`trophy tomorrow)

:) :) :) :)

*Ljubica*
10-30-2004, 05:39 PM
Rosie, I have answered you in the GG thread and good to see you are in one piece and remember what I told you, time to stand up and force the point down the team's throat.

I am far too sweet to do that! Besides there are more of them than there are of me :)

Raquel
10-30-2004, 08:33 PM
Well done David!! :yeah: I have not managed to see him on TV all week though :sad:

I just hope when he is on TV tomorrow he can win this title. Good Luck David and please win this! :angel:

Jennay
10-30-2004, 09:34 PM
Well done David :yeah:

Lets take this title now :banana:

jazz_girl
10-31-2004, 12:33 AM
http://iol.co.za/index.php?set_id=6&click_id=30&art_id=qw1099154340117S163
Nalbandian chalks up Swiss final hat-trick
Basel, Switzerland - Argentine fourth seed David Nalbandian has reached the final of the Swiss Indoors for the third consecutive year with a 6-3 6-4 win over struggling Chilean Nicolas Massu.

Nalbandian, who meets unseeded Czech Jiri Novak on Sunday, needed just 78 minutes to see off the seventh seed.

The Chilean world number 18, who won two Olympic gold medals in Athens, was hampered by a rib injury he suffered on the very first point of the match.
Broken three times in the second set, Massu did manage to claw two breaks back before Nalbandian served out with an ace.

"It wasn't a very long match, so that was better for me than yesterday," said Nalbandian in reference to his two-and-a-quarter-hour win over Germany's Rainer Schuettler.

"I wouldn't say I was playing at my best. Massu was making a lot of mistakes on his backhand."

Massu responded: "I though about giving up after going 3-0 down in the second set.

"But I decided to keep going because you never know what's going to happen. It forced me to change my tactics though, because I was going all out to hit winners, which isn't my normal strategy."
Nalbandian and Novak will play each other for the first time

Sunday's match will offer Nalbandian the chance to make amends for last year, when he pulled out shortly before the start of the final with a wrist injury.

Having won here in 2002, the Argentine boasts an unbeaten run in 13 matches he has started in the northern Swiss city.

Saturday's win also kept alive his slim hopes of qualifying for next month's Masters Cup finale.

"Yes, that's still a goal although I think it will be very tough," Nalbandian said. "I'll need to win here and in Paris (at next week's Masters Series tournament). It just gives me a bit more motivation."

Nalbandian and Novak will play each other for the first time.

Novak's semi-final win over Austria's Stefan Koubek was an even more one-sided affair.

In a match between two unseeded players, the Czech needed a mere 50 minutes to win 6-4 6-0.

Dropping his first service game, Novak went 1-4 down but then won 11 games in a row.

"I've been playing really well recently, winning in Tokyo a couple of weeks ago and reaching the semi-finals in Shanghai the week before that," a relaxed-looking Novak said.

"But I never thought my form would be enough to take me to the final here."

Koubek was left contemplating his miserable run against Novak. He has lost all five of their encounters without winning a set.

Argentine girl
10-31-2004, 01:38 AM
I am sorry to hear that Massu got a rib injury. At first, I was so worried about David's injury, it seems he can handle it well. I am so glad that the match finished faster than I expectd.
Will he withdraw from the Paris Masters?

Coria wrote again. He still wants to play TMC so bad. As far as I see how well David play on the court, as much as I can't stand Coria.

Gigan
10-31-2004, 02:54 AM
Agassi, Nalbandian Strengthen Masters Cup Qualifying Chances

Posted on October 31, 2004

Nalbandian Closing on Mattress Mac at ATP Basel

No. 4 seed David Nalbandian came one step closer to another meeting with his buddy, Masters Cup promoter Jim "Mattress Mac" McIngvale, Saturday at the ATP stop in Basel defeating No. 7 seed Nicolas "The Golden Child" Massu 6-3, 6-4 to gain the final.

http://www.tennis-x.com/images/players/nalbandian-jump.jpg

It is the third consecutive Basel final for the Argentine, who won in 2002, and last year could not contest the final after suffering a wrist injury.

"I played here three times and I've reached the final three times," said the generic-quote-machine Nalbandian. "Tomorrow I will try and play my best."

Nalbandian is currently fighting for one of the three remaining Masters Cup spots in the eight man field. At last year's Masters Cup in Houston, Nalbandian screamed at Mattress Mac during his match when the promoter openly cheered his American opponent, and said the Texas millionaire had "a lack of respect toward the players."

In the Basel final the Argentine will face unseeded Jiri Novak, who blew past unseeded Austrian Stefan "Tony" Koubek 6-4, 6-0.

Nalbandian and Novak have never before faced each other.

"He is a very tough player, he plays well indoors," Nalbandian said, breaking down the upcoming match in breadth and depth. "It's going to be a very tough match, best of five sets, so anything can happen."

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:wavey: Andre Agassi forever :wavey:

Gigan
10-31-2004, 03:24 AM
Nalbandian Into Third Basel Final, Novak Eases Past Koubek

http://www.atptennis.com/shared/photos/180X250/nalbandian_madrid4.jpg
pic is old, again ATP sucks...


Jiri Novak improved his perfect record against Stefan Koubek scoring his fifth win in as many meetings against the Austrian, winning 6-4, 6-0 in only 51 minutes. Koubek, who never won a set over the Czech, started off well opening up a 3-0 lead but Novak bounced back and won 11 games in a row from being 1-4 down in the first set. He converted all his five break points and never let Koubek back into the match.

No. 4 seed David Nalbandian also scored a convincing win in the semifinals, defeating Double Olympic Gold Medalist and No.7 seed, Nicolas Massu, 6-3, 6-4 in one hour, 18 minutes. Nalbandian broke Massu once in the first set to claim it after 32 minutes. The Argentine also took a 3-0 lead in the second set breaking Massu twice in the process, but the Chilean kept fighting and came back to 2-3. However, Nalbandian again excelled and opened up a 5-2 lead. He finished off the match with an ace moving him into his third Basel final.



WHAT THE PLAYERS SAID

Novak: “I started a little bit nervous today. I knew that my record was positive against him so I just wanted to continue this record and be in the final in Basel for the first time. After being 4-1 down I changed my game and I was playing like a machine on the court. I was hitting the fast and hard, and I didn’t do any mistakes. It was amazing for me. I was much better on the court today. I just played a great match.”

“It’s so nice to be in the final. It’ll be my twelfth final on the ATP circuit. It’s always a lot of fun and kind of a celebration for a tennis player to step on the court playing for the championship. It’s such a great feeling and I will just try my best.”

Nalbandian: “It’s great. I played here three times and I’ve reached the final three times. Tomorrow I will try and play my best.”

“He is a very tough player, he plays well indoors. It’s going to be a very tough match, best of five sets, so anything can happen.”



FINAL PREVIEW


No. 4 seed David Nalbandian continues his love affair with the Davidoff Swiss Indoors as he is appearing in his third consecutive final in Basel. He is yet to lose a match holding a 13-0 record in the tournament. The Argentine won the title in 2002, defeating Fernando Gonzalez in the final. Last year he again reached the title match but was forced to hand Guillermo Coria victory being unable to play the final, as he was suffering from a wrist injury. Today, Nalbandian is looking for his third career ATP title. He also still has a chance of claiming one of the three remaining spots for the Tennis Masters Cup in Houston but needs to do well also in next week’s BNP Paribas Masters in Paris in order to make it.

Jiri Novak plays in his second ATP final of the year, having won the title in Tokyo three weeks ago (d. Taylor Dent in the final). Today he is playing for his seventh career ATP title in his 12th final. He is looking for his first indoor title of his career. Novak plays in Basel for the fourth time. His previous best performance Davidoff Swiss Indoors was reaching the semifinals in 1996.
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:wavey: Andre Agassi forever :wavey:

Gigan
10-31-2004, 03:31 AM
Here are new...

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http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/afp/20041030/capt.sge.bof87.301004191959.photo00.photo.default-264x388.jpg

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:wavey: Andre Agassi forever :wavey:

Gigan
10-31-2004, 03:34 AM
Nalbandian Completes Basel Final Hat-Trick

Sat Oct 30, 3:26 PM ET Sports - Reuters

BASEL, Switzerland (Reuters) - Argentine fourth seed David Nalbandian reached the final of the Swiss Indoors for the third consecutive year Saturday with a 6-3, 6-4 win over struggling Chilean Nicolas Massu (news).


http://us.news1.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/nm/20041030/amdf743529.jpg


Nalbandian, who meets unseeded Czech Jiri Novak (news) Sunday, needed just 78 minutes to see off the seventh seed.


The Chilean world number 18, who won two Olympic gold medals in Athens, was hampered by a rib injury he suffered on the very first point of the match.


Broken three times in the second set, Massu did manage to claw two breaks back before Nalbandian served out with an ace.


"It wasn't a very long match, so that was better for me than yesterday," said Nalbandian in reference to his two-and-a-quarter-hour win over Germany's Rainer Schuettler (news).


"I wouldn't say I was playing at my best. Massu was making a lot of mistakes on his backhand."


Massu responded: "I though about giving up after going 3-0 down in the second set.


"But I decided to keep going because you never know what's going to happen. It forced me to change my tactics though, because I was going all out to hit winners, which isn't my normal strategy."


Sunday's match will offer Nalbandian the chance to make amends for last year, when he pulled out shortly before the start of the final with a wrist injury.


Having won here in 2002, the Argentine boasts an unbeaten run in 13 matches he has started in the northern Swiss city.


Saturday's win also kept alive his slim hopes of qualifying for next month's Masters Cup finale.


"Yes, that's still a goal although I think it will be very tough," Nalbandian said. "I'll need to win here and in Paris (at next week's Masters Series tournament). It just gives me a bit more motivation."


Nalbandian and Novak will play each other for the first time.


Novak's semi-final win over Austria's Stefan Koubek (news) was an even more one-sided affair.


In a match between two unseeded players, the Czech needed a mere 50 minutes to win 6-4, 6-0.


Dropping his first service game, Novak went 1-4 down but then won 11 games in a row.


"I've been playing really well recently, winning in Tokyo a couple of weeks ago and reaching the semi-finals in Shanghai the week before that," a relaxed-looking Novak said.





"But I never thought my form would be enough to take me to the final here."

Koubek was left contemplating his miserable run against Novak. He has lost all five of their encounters without winning a set.
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:wavey: Andre Agassi forever :wavey:

Fedex
10-31-2004, 03:50 AM
I think one of the reasons why David is playing so well right now, is because he's motivated to meet Jim again. ;) I hope he does, and does very well at his tournement, but there is still alot of work to be done, like winning tomorrow's final for instance.

*Ljubica*
10-31-2004, 09:42 AM
I am sorry to hear that Massu got a rib injury. At first, I was so worried about David's injury, it seems he can handle it well. I am so glad that the match finished faster than I expectd.
Will he withdraw from the Paris Masters?

Coria wrote again. He still wants to play TMC so bad. As far as I see how well David play on the court, as much as I can't stand Coria.

Yesterday the rumours here in Basel were that he would definately withdraw
from Paris. This morning I was told - "maybe we still go" - make what you will of that!!!

jazz_girl
10-31-2004, 12:27 PM
Hi Rosie! :wavey:
You know, I don't know what's going on exactly, but I have a feeling that if David wins today he'll go to Houston, even though he's not 100% fit...If not, he'll withdraw.

Carlita270876
10-31-2004, 02:23 PM
Our David has just won the first set 75 ! :bounce: VAMOS you can do it ! :)

Marc Rosset is Tall
10-31-2004, 04:46 PM
Bad luck that David lost in a very tough match, that last game cheapened the match for me a bit, he has shown some very good form and there is a great base for 2005 provided he is injury free of course.

lsy
10-31-2004, 04:50 PM
Is the match worth watching? I mean the quality of tennis.

I'll have it about hour later but it's really late now

Action Jackson
10-31-2004, 04:59 PM
Is the match worth watching? I mean the quality of tennis.

I'll have it about hour later but it's really late now

Yes, it is definitely worth watching and you can see the last game incident for yourself.

lsy
10-31-2004, 05:02 PM
Yes, it is definitely worth watching and you can see the last game incident for yourself.

I don't really want to see him being booed off court :o

but yeah I will watch it.

Action Jackson
10-31-2004, 05:03 PM
I don't really want to see him being booed off court :o

but yeah I will watch it.

Do you think I wanted to see one of my favourite players lose 6-0, 6-0 6-1. I have done that and stayed to the end, and it's called character building.

lsy
10-31-2004, 05:05 PM
Do you think I wanted to see one of my favourite players lose 6-0, 6-0 6-1. I have done that and stayed to the end, and it's called character building.

Nice but building character at 2am GWH?

and who is that favourite player?

Action Jackson
10-31-2004, 05:08 PM
Use a video Isy, and it's happened more than once and not to David.

*Ljubica*
10-31-2004, 05:11 PM
Dear friends - sorry I can`t write a report of that match for you now, - I am actually too sad. Believe it or not that is the first tennis match in my life where I`ve ever broken down and cried so much in front of a group of strangers and left before David walked off court. Now I feel like a fool though I`m still crying back in the safety of the Hotel - still only my friends can see me now. Anyway tonight is not a night for me to be on-line.........I need to be with my friends - some people who I love very much who I probably won`t see for a while after tonight so I need to make the most of my time with them :sad: Sorry for depressions people - love you all.

lsy
10-31-2004, 05:12 PM
nah I will watch it, let's see if I can last till the end. Good thing is no work tomorrow.

You must be pretty tough guy by now then, just by watching tennis ;)

Action Jackson
10-31-2004, 05:13 PM
Take as much time as you need Rosie, there are more important things that need to be sorted out.

lsy
10-31-2004, 05:14 PM
Really sorry to hear that Rosie.

Action Jackson
10-31-2004, 05:15 PM
nah I will watch it, let's see if I can last till the end. Good thing is no work tomorrow.

You must be pretty tough guy by now then, just by watching tennis ;)

Other experiences have given me a particular type of character, and with respect I am not going to say them here.

But the standard of tennis, as I was talking to a friend who was commentating and he said it was a high standard match and he is someone that I respect.

lsy
10-31-2004, 05:19 PM
that's great, good for David. At least he played a good match and was fighting throughout.

I really feel sad for Rosie, from just reading her short post :sad:

novanora
10-31-2004, 05:29 PM
lsy, i already decided to watch the replay 30 min later :sad::sad: at least i wanna see how he died in another final curse!!

novanora
10-31-2004, 05:31 PM
Dear friends - sorry I can`t write a report of that match for you now, - I am actually too sad. Believe it or not that is the first tennis match in my life where I`ve ever broken down and cried so much in front of a group of strangers and left before David walked off court. Now I feel like a fool though I`m still crying back in the safety of the Hotel - still only my friends can see me now. Anyway tonight is not a night for me to be on-line.........I need to be with my friends - some people who I love very much who I probably won`t see for a while after tonight so I need to make the most of my time with them :sad: Sorry for depressions people - love you all.
poor rosie....... :sad: :sad: how can i comfort u, coz i am in the same depression too!

big warm hug!!

lsy
10-31-2004, 05:37 PM
Nov, at least he fought hard today, but probably shouldn't have gotten upset with bad calls and let those affect him.

Carlita270876
10-31-2004, 05:37 PM
:sad: :sad: I'm feeling so depressed !! So sad for him above all ! The outcome is too unfair...he has shown such courage and great play throughout the last two weeks, he deserves a victory so much ! I can't stand that horrible result ! :mad: but still he managed to fight in a great way to the last and I'm so proud of him ! :worship:
If only I could tell him to what extent I share his disappointment, if he knew my pride to support him now and forever ! If only I could cheer him up a bit !! :smooch: But my spirits are so low at the moment. Surely his too !
Let's hope he'll get over it quickly and take care of himself !
:confused: What about Bercy ? Please, do tell me about it asap ! :help:

maratski
10-31-2004, 07:37 PM
I just wanted to give all the people here a cyber :hug:

I really hope David can get over the hurdle soon and be on the winning end again in finals. His game is there and he deserves it.

I'm keeping my fingers crossed to see him make it to Houston!

jazz_girl
10-31-2004, 09:05 PM
Dear friends - sorry I can`t write a report of that match for you now, - I am actually too sad. Believe it or not that is the first tennis match in my life where I`ve ever broken down and cried so much in front of a group of strangers and left before David walked off court. Now I feel like a fool though I`m still crying back in the safety of the Hotel - still only my friends can see me now. Anyway tonight is not a night for me to be on-line.........I need to be with my friends - some people who I love very much who I probably won`t see for a while after tonight so I need to make the most of my time with them :sad: Sorry for depressions people - love you all.
Oh Rosie, I seriously don't know what to tell you :sad: I feel like crap too. I thought he was gonna win this title, he looked confident and show some really good tennis, but somehow his head let him down once again. I hope you feel better really soon. :hug:
BTW, thanks a lot Ilhame! :hug: