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Queens SF: [10]Nalbandian def. Dimitrov 6-4 6-4

Mercury
06-16-2012, 05:23 PM
Conditions were terrible (very very strong wind) but Nlaby looked good all game, played some awesome points and when he was broken back he kept it up and got it done in straights.

misty1
06-16-2012, 05:24 PM
Ugly match again, better than cilic v.s querrey though. Conditions were poor but advid coped better

broke grigor at 4-4 when grigor was 40-15 up and had adv. twice but he didnt take any point and .. really played very stupid to lose his serve in that game.

david served it out easily

Action Jackson
06-16-2012, 05:24 PM
First grass final since Wimbledon 2002.

rinnegan
06-16-2012, 05:25 PM
It's okay, Grisha. Your time will come. :hug:

sexybeast
06-16-2012, 05:25 PM
Old generation>young generation

Allez
06-16-2012, 05:25 PM
Grigor's footwork & movement need a ton of work.

JediFed
06-16-2012, 05:26 PM
First grass final since Wimbledon 2002.

Time machine.

Federer, Nalbandian, Haas and some nobody named Cilic? :(

Who the heck is this Cilic chap?

Burrow
06-16-2012, 05:27 PM
The wind was strong at times but if Nalbandian was anywhere near his best he could've had this match wrapped up much quicker which just shows the gulf in class between the two considering he won in straight sets.

I thought Nalbandian could've been far more aggressive off both wings and get in at the net to deal with the conditions but he was shaky. Played a drop shot at break point in the ninth game, when things were getting tight out there, if he'd have missed that, we could still be watching this match. He has a tendency to do this these days and luckily enough today it paid off.

gindyo
06-16-2012, 05:28 PM
This was painful to watch

fabolous
06-16-2012, 05:29 PM
very solid stuff by nalbandian. looked quite frustrated about the conditions at the beginning of the match, but was able to deal with it in a good way.

BroTree123
06-16-2012, 05:29 PM
Grisha was disgustingly awful.

Hian-GOAT
06-16-2012, 05:30 PM
:facepalm:

Mercury
06-16-2012, 05:30 PM
Old generation>young generation

lol, grass really is the surface for the elderly these days eh?

Ugly match again, better than cilic v.s querrey though. Conditions were poor but advid coped better

broke grigor at 4-4 when grigor was 40-15 up and had adv. twice but he didnt take any point and .. really played very stupid to lose his serve in that game.

david served it out easily

It's really starting to get ridiculous. Federer will keep making GS SFs till 2030 if this keeps up.... No new challengers having real game for a long time now.

Looner
06-16-2012, 05:32 PM
Dimitrov's movement is comparable to that of an elephant. That's being kind. I hope David takes the title now.

Hian-GOAT
06-16-2012, 05:33 PM
Old generation>young generation

http://27.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lhzgioQHoq1qi1tuao1_500.png

Great tournament for Grisha, sorry haters :bigwave: He will win a title for sure this year, and he is still very young, while Nalbandian will be owned by Di Mauro in a few time :wavey:

lucyfur
06-16-2012, 05:34 PM
It didn't help that Grigor played as if he were on an ice rink.

E-r-i-c
06-16-2012, 05:34 PM
Strong winds and rain delay..What a match...

Mark Lenders
06-16-2012, 05:34 PM
Good that David won. Tennis would win if he had a late career surge, every confidence boosting win might help that.

Dimitrov's time will come for sure, he needs to keep working hard and improving his game and movement.

duong
06-16-2012, 05:38 PM
entertaining, but Dimitrov's movement is really a liability

Hypnotize
06-16-2012, 05:42 PM
Conditions were terrible but David drew on his experience and handled them a lot better. He was more solid, kept the ball in play and waited for the right moment to strike whereas Grigor went for winners too early in the rally. He did hit some fantastic shots and you felt if he could have won the 2nd set, it would have been a different match.

Great week for Grigor that he should be proud of. He's won a legion of new fans, not least among the ballgirls and could be a dangerous floater at Wimbledon.

motorhead
06-16-2012, 05:43 PM
David:worship:

madmax
06-16-2012, 05:49 PM
maybe the hype will die down a little now...Nalby was crap for the most of the match and still won in straights LOL.

Hypnotize
06-16-2012, 05:55 PM
maybe the hype will die down a little now...Nalby was crap for the most of the match and still won in straights LOL.
Where have you been madmax? I haven't seen you in any of the threads when Grigor was winning haha.

It must have been killing you to see him do well and receive all that praise. :rolleyes:

madmax
06-16-2012, 06:19 PM
Where have you been madmax? I haven't seen you in any of the threads when Grigor was winning haha.

It must have been killing you to see him do well and receive all that praise. :rolleyes:

killing me?:haha:
I could care less about this overhyped fool and his fangirls...he will never amount to anything great with such weak physical stature and crap footwork. I didn't even watch his previous matches this week, so I assume the opponents were even bigger scrubs for gifting matches to him. Anyway, good riddance of a weak trash:wavey:

TigerTim
06-16-2012, 06:24 PM
Ronald McDonald vs. Mr Potato Head.

R. McDonald wins.

Give it 3 years and we're Gunna be regretting the day we even slagged of Duck if Grisha is the best this young generation can throw at us. Pathetic.

Hypnotize
06-16-2012, 07:21 PM
killing me?:haha:
I could care less about this overhyped fool and his fangirls...he will never amount to anything great with such weak physical stature and crap footwork. I didn't even watch his previous matches this week, so I assume the opponents were even bigger scrubs for gifting matches to him. Anyway, good riddance of a weak trash:wavey:
Couldn't care less? You post on his threads more than most Grigor fans. :haha:

You can keep pretending you aren't obsessed if it makes you feel better but it doesn't make it true.

A_Skywalker
06-16-2012, 07:55 PM
http://27.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lhzgioQHoq1qi1tuao1_500.png

Great tournament for Grisha, sorry haters :bigwave: He will win a title for sure this year, and he is still very young, while Nalbandian will be owned by Di Mauro in a few time :wavey:


How did you come with this?

Allez
06-16-2012, 08:41 PM
Why isn't Grisha playing at Eastbourne? Doesn't he have points to defend there ?

Orka_n
06-16-2012, 09:18 PM
Tennis wins! :banana:

henke007
06-16-2012, 09:32 PM
Dimitrov was pisspoor and served like shit, Fat Dave was hardly amazing. Sillych wins the final.

Allez
06-16-2012, 09:36 PM
At one point Nalby's beer belly popped out of his shirt. I thought he was supposed to be FIT Dave these days :shrug:

Hypnotize
06-16-2012, 10:09 PM
Why isn't Grisha playing at Eastbourne? Doesn't he have points to defend there ?
No. Last year's 45 Eastbourne points come off this Monday so he has nothing to defend next week.

dencod16
06-17-2012, 05:33 AM
Why isn't Grisha playing at Eastbourne? Doesn't he have points to defend there ?

Points drop a week before. So he was defending it here at Queens.

dencod16
06-17-2012, 05:35 AM
Nalbandian's experience really stood up in the conditions. Dimitrov's footwork has improves massively, but in this match he tends to go back to being lazy with his footwork, which you can't be in windy conditions.

dabeast
06-17-2012, 07:40 AM
At one point Nalby's beer belly popped out of his shirt. I thought he was supposed to be FIT Dave these days :shrug:

:haha: fatDave Is still one hell of a player. Their generation still has so much game.

LeChuck
06-17-2012, 08:21 AM
A decent match I thought given the conditions. David was a bit too self-critical in his post-match interview, but it's good that he has high standards.

I agree that his experience was a big advantage yesterday.

His first tournament final since Auckland last year, and nice longevity to reach grass court finals 10 years apart. He has won titles on outdoor hard, indoor hard, carpet and clay, so it would be cool if he could add a grass court title to the collection.

Allez
06-17-2012, 08:32 AM
No. Last year's 45 Eastbourne points come off this Monday so he has nothing to defend next week.

I know technically that's true but had he reached the QF in Eastbourne he'd have regained the points and added the points gained at Queens to get his ranking moving up. Since he couldn't have expected to reach the finals at either tournament he should have figured he'd probably still get plenty of rest before Wimbledon. He is young enough. I mean Kohli is flying in from Halle to compete there. If I were managing his schedule I'd have entered him in both tournaments (unless playing Eastbourne meant having to go through qualifying) and only pulled him out of Eastbourne in the unlikely event he won Queens ;)

Dmitry Verdasco
06-17-2012, 08:36 AM
First grass final since Wimbledon 2002.

:sobbing:

tripwires
06-17-2012, 08:43 AM
Nalby. :hearts: Showing the young pretenders how it's done. :yeah:

pray-for-palestine-and-israel
06-17-2012, 10:24 AM
if Nalby wins tennis is saved
at least for a day

its like water in a solar system of sand man

Hypnotize
06-17-2012, 12:28 PM
I know technically that's true but had he reached the QF in Eastbourne he'd have regained the points and added the points gained at Queens to get his ranking moving up. Since he couldn't have expected to reach the finals at either tournament he should have figured he'd probably still get plenty of rest before Wimbledon. He is young enough. I mean Kohli is flying in from Halle to compete there. If I were managing his schedule I'd have entered him in both tournaments (unless playing Eastbourne meant having to go through qualifying) and only pulled him out of Eastbourne in the unlikely event he won Queens ;)
Thankfully you are not managing his schedule as it would be stupid to play the week before a GS unless you need points or match practice. Grigor doesn't need either after this week, so the best thing he can do is rest and work on aspects of his game.

Naudio Spanlatine
06-17-2012, 04:08 PM
:sobbing: :sobbing: :sobbing:

BroTree123
06-17-2012, 04:33 PM
I wish Grigor won now. Nalbandian, you infinite clown :o

Allez
06-17-2012, 09:05 PM
Thankfully you are not managing his schedule as it would be stupid to play the week before a GS unless you need points or match practice. Grigor doesn't need either after this week, so the best thing he can do is rest and work on aspects of his game.

So everyone playing in Eastbourne needs the points more than Dimitrov does ? Until he becomes a solid top 50 player he's always in need of points. He's a 21 year old highly unlikely to win either tournament meaning chances of him being exhausted going into Wimbledon are next to zero. Almagro played AND won Nice before RG and still managed to make the quarters at RG. Did he need the points/match practice :facepalm: You need to be kept as far away as possible from any aspiring tennis player otherwise they'll probably languish outside the top 1000 until the day they call it quits :rolleyes: