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jazz_girl
08-17-2005, 07:05 PM
Ok, I thought it might be better to start the thread a while before it starts, because he'll probably lose in the first or second round, so there won't be much posting going on ;) :rolleyes:

gooner88
08-17-2005, 07:14 PM
Ok, I thought it might be better to start the thread a while before it starts, because he'll probably lose in the first or second round, so there won't be much posting going on ;) :rolleyes:

:lol:
The U.S Open is the last tourney where Nalbo can get some big points for a while.
Over the years he's always his best results at slams so there's some hope at least.
I really feel that Nalbo's career is at a crossroads. He needs to analyse what is missing and get a high quality coach that can improve him for the better. I still feel someone like Gilbert should be Nalbo's coach.
He should be solid Top 10 and go deep in the big tourneys like TMS's more regularly.

jazz_girl
08-17-2005, 07:16 PM
I want him with a coach now, I don't care who he is. I would even be ok with Gilbert :lol: :devil:
Am I being too pessimistic?
http://www.menstennisforums.com/showthread.php?goto=newpost&t=49515

gooner88
08-17-2005, 07:26 PM
I want him with a coach now, I don't care who he is. I would even be ok with Gilbert :lol: :devil:
Am I being too pessimistic?
http://www.menstennisforums.com/showthread.php?goto=newpost&t=49515

Just a little. ;)
But with the way Nalbo's been playing at the moment all us fans are pessimistic about his chances in New York.

sigmagirl91
08-17-2005, 09:35 PM
I am fully expecting an outburst on par with the one from last year. He's due.

Kiank
08-18-2005, 07:11 PM
David needs to call Gilbert right away. Gilbert will say "yes" with a lot of enthusiasm. Next move David should consider would be moving away from Argentina for a while to fully concentrate on tennis. If Gilbert is not an option for David, then he should consider some other foreign specialist.

gooner88
08-18-2005, 07:49 PM
David needs to call Gilbert right away. Gilbert will say "yes" with a lot of enthusiasm. Next move David should consider would be moving away from Argentina for a while to fully concentrate on tennis. If Gilbert is not an option for David, then he should consider some other foreign specialist.

He's already moved away from Argentina; he's away on tour for most of the year. ;)
I agree with you about Gilbert though. Gilbert has always said after A-Rod sacked him that he wouldn't coach again unless the right challenge came along, and I think Nalbo is the 'right challenge' for him. Nalbo is solid Top 10 and has had a very good career up to now, but he needs to make the right move to go onto the next level.
Just look what he did with Andre and A-Rod!

Kiank
08-18-2005, 08:51 PM
He's already moved away from Argentina; he's away on tour for most of the year. ;)

Unfortunately he's not - how many matches he played in the last 6 weeks, - enjoying the rest of time at home with his friends, asados and race cars in the middle of the hard court season - he needs to really sacrifice couple of years away from home to achieve some serious results.
Gilbert will not teach David how to serve well, but he's a strong mental coach and therefore would be a right choice for David. However, I doubt David will contact him. Something tells me he's not ready for radical changes yet, and he would rather choose a local coach. But I'd be happy to be wrong.

justClaudia
08-18-2005, 09:24 PM
I want him with a coach now, I don't care who he is. I would even be ok with Gilbert :lol: :devil:
Am I being too pessimistic?
http://www.menstennisforums.com/showthread.php?goto=newpost&t=49515


Jazz, I feel the same way ;)

Brad Gilbert or not..I don't give a damn about it.
He needs someone,soon.

I would really love to hear Rosie's opinion about this.
I always love to know what she thinks.

gooner88
08-18-2005, 10:18 PM
Unfortunately he's not - how many matches he played in the last 6 weeks, - enjoying the rest of time at home with his friends, asados and race cars in the middle of the hard court season - he needs to really sacrifice couple of years away from home to achieve some serious results.
Gilbert will not teach David how to serve well, but he's a strong mental coach and therefore would be a right choice for David. However, I doubt David will contact him. Something tells me he's not ready for radical changes yet, and he would rather choose a local coach. But I'd be happy to be wrong.

I agree with you on the coaching situation, but not about him migrating from his home to further his career. I think that's an over-reaction to Nalbo's current bad form.
Home is where he grew up, where his family is and where he feels most comfortable. Nearly all the top players live in their own countries, and the ones that don't live in Monte Carlo for Tax reasons.
Recently he hasn't been on tour much, but he's got a packed schedule from the U.S Open onwards. He's currently going through a bad patch of form, but form is temporary and class is permanent.

sigmagirl91
08-18-2005, 10:46 PM
David needs to call Gilbert right away. Gilbert will say "yes" with a lot of enthusiasm. Next move David should consider would be moving away from Argentina for a while to fully concentrate on tennis. If Gilbert is not an option for David, then he should consider some other foreign specialist.

You know, it just may help.

jazz_girl
08-18-2005, 10:56 PM
Markus's back with Massu, so there's no way he will train David.

frula08
08-19-2005, 01:12 AM
the days are passing, and hour after hour i am more convinced that gilbert is the best option.
but i think that is not an easy decision for him, and he need time to take it, not do like coria with markus, and then stop working with a coach after 2 matches.

Kiank
08-19-2005, 04:27 AM
I agree with you on the coaching situation, but not about him migrating from his home to further his career. I think that's an over-reaction to Nalbo's current bad form.
Home is where he grew up, where his family is and where he feels most comfortable. Nearly all the top players live in their own countries, and the ones that don't live in Monte Carlo for Tax reasons.
Recently he hasn't been on tour much, but he's got a packed schedule from the U.S Open onwards. He's currently going through a bad patch of form, but form is temporary and class is permanent.
No, I'm not over-reacting to his current performance, I always thought settling for few years in the US, for example, would be a smart move from David. He is generally admired in his own town, everybody wants to be his friend and calls him a hero, and that's too much for a young man like David. He doesn't yet achieve what he could if he was more career-oriented.

sigmagirl91
08-19-2005, 07:17 AM
No, I'm not over-reacting to his current performance, I always thought settling for few years in the US, for example, would be a smart move from David. He is generally admired in his own town, everybody wants to be his friend and calls him a hero, and that's too much for a young man like David. He doesn't yet achieve what he could if he was more career-oriented.

If not the US, then somewhere else. You do what you have to do to further your career. The myriad distractions are way too much, and it doesn't help that David has people around him who say "yes" to him all the time. That certainly cannot help.

gooner88
08-19-2005, 01:21 PM
Markus's back with Massu, so there's no way he will train David.

After the way Massu played against Henman on Monday, he needed a coach even more urgently than Nalbo. :devil: That was the worst I've ever seen him play.
Kiank I just don't see how moving away from Argentina would further enhance Nalbo's career. He'd inevitably get homesick, and that would hinder his career not enhance it. Being a tennis player means that you're away from home for long periods every year anyway.
Hopefully the new coach, whoever he is can provide Nalbo a fresh start and push him in a better direction.

lau
08-19-2005, 03:04 PM
After the way Massu played against Henman on Monday, he needed a coach even more urgently than Nalbo. :devil: That was the worst I've ever seen him play.
Kiank I just don't see how moving away from Argentina would further enhance Nalbo's career. He'd inevitably get homesick, and that would hinder his career not enhance it. Being a tennis player means that you're away from home for long periods every year anyway.
Hopefully the new coach, whoever he is can provide Nalbo a fresh start and push him in a better direction.
:yeah: He`s already away from home most of the year.
In fact, moving away from home is one of the biggest problems that pro tennis players (specially juniors) have to face when they are from a country without facilities. Of course..., we all know the sucessfull cases... ;)

On the other side..., I don´t think Gilbert will be David`s next coach. Apart from how much I "dislike" http://instagiber.net/smiliesdotcom/otn/puke/barfy.gif Gilbert, latin players are totally different from american players. It just doesn´t make much sense to me, to tell you the truth... I might be wrong, but I don´t see David working with Gilbert in the future.
But, of course, as I previously said, I might be wrong :lol:

jazz_girl
08-19-2005, 04:00 PM
I completly agree with gooner and lau :worship:

Kiank
08-19-2005, 04:38 PM
And I am with SigmaGirl in the moving question.
Lau, I don't see David as a Latin player. He is not by nature, if you understand what I mean. A true tennis star with a champion's mindset is never a pure Latin or American or anything else. Look at Agassi or Federer - they somehow belong to the world. Of course, David is not there yet. I like and support many of the Latin players, but I always felt like David was different from all of them.

jazz_girl
08-19-2005, 04:41 PM
David should change his attitude not the place where he's living. He should have a dicipline if he wants to achieve great things, like winning a slam or being N°1, and that's something you do by not just wanting it, but doing something about it. You can be in the US, Argentina, Europe, China or Hawaii, and still have a dicipline. Unfourtunatly, that's something David doesn't have at the moment.

lau
08-19-2005, 07:43 PM
And I am with SigmaGirl in the moving question.
Lau, I don't see David as a Latin player. He is not by nature, if you understand what I mean. A true tennis star with a champion's mindset is never a pure Latin or American or anything else. Look at Agassi or Federer - they somehow belong to the world. Of course, David is not there yet. I like and support many of the Latin players, but I always felt like David was different from all of them.
I`m sorry to tell you that David is VERY Latin American :p (j/k) In fact, I see him doing a lot of the mistakes ( and successes) Latin American tennis players do with their career.It has been a mistery for me (please don´t take this personal) how people say that David is not Argentine or Southamerican, or doesn´t look like one, or is not purely Southamerican, etc, etc.... Yes, he is blonde and he doesn´t have a latin last name, but that doesn´t change the fact that he is Southamerican and he is Argentine. (I don´t doubt what his answer would be if he is asked about this ;) ) I consider myself a Southamerican and Argentine girl, despite the fact that my last name is German and my grandparents are German and I can´t picture myself by any means as European or German.
Agassi is clearly an American player and Roger is clearly Swiss, at least for me... :shrug:
I`m talking about personalities, how someone is raised, and what`s most important in a tennis player, how, with who and where he developed his tennis. ;) David`s tennis style might not be the most "classic" claycourt Argentine tennis, but that is changing with time and he is not the only Argentine or Southamerican tennis player that feels comfortable in hard courts. And there will be more like David in the future ;)
When I say that having Gilbert as a coach for David doesn´t make any sense for me, it`s because I`m talking about this different personalities American and Latin (you can include here Spanish players too) players have.
And when I say that it doesn´t make any sense for me that David moves away from home is because I know what happens with juniors and pro players. As an advanced psychology student, interested and having worked in sports psychology I can tell you that this is not the best situation for anyone who tries to improve his performance in such a psychological sport as tennis (or in any sport at all). Of course, you`ll allways find incredible cases that overcame this , but those are the succesfull cases and are clearly the least. He may need to move out of Unquillo..., that might be right... Moving to a city with more facilities... I don´t know (and I don´t know where David trains, lives, etc). But just imagine, for example a player like Andy out of US... ;) He wouldn´t, by any means improve his tennis, even with the best coach or the best facilities. The same might happend with David outside Argentina. (For example, Dulko, from WTA... interesting case)

(phew... I`m tired of tiping, :lol: )

Having said all this, I`m not the owner of the truth, and as I said previously, I might be wrong ;)

Sorry to everyone here if this is too :topic: , but I have been reading for a long time some things I never agreed with and I never replied :lol: As I said previously, please don´t take this personal, it`s something I allways wanted to point out (and It`s my personal opinion, of course) :)

@David having a disciple and hiring a good coach, I don´t think anyone here would disagree with that ;)

gooner88
08-19-2005, 08:10 PM
Lau you clearly had alot on your mind. ;) Your views are always welcome.
About Gilbert, I've said that the personality and cultural differences will almost certainly mean that he won't become a coach to Nalbo. However I like Gilbert as a coach because he's good in the mental department and would offer alot to Nalbo. He's got a proven record of success amongst top players.
If not Gilbert, someone similar to him would be great for Nalbo.
Does anyone know of other coaches avaliable to Nalbo currently?

lau
08-19-2005, 08:15 PM
Lau you clearly had alot on your mind. ;) Your views are always welcome.
About Gilbert, I've said that the personality and cultural differences will almost certainly mean that he won't become a coach to Nalbo. However I like Gilbert as a coach because he's good in the mental department and would offer alot to Nalbo. He's got a proven record of success amongst top players.
If not Gilbert, someone similar to him would be great for Nalbo.
Does anyone know of other coaches avaliable to Nalbo currently?
:lol: I edited my post to say something similar to that ;)
Of all what I said, my opinion about hiring Gilbert is the one that I would discuss the most ;)
I that happends, I won´t stop laughing for a week... It sounds too funny for me... :lol: If I ever see a photo of Brad in Unquillo I`ll pee my pants :haha: :haha:

justClaudia
08-19-2005, 08:21 PM
David should change his attitude not the place where he's living. He should have a dicipline if he wants to achieve great things, like winning a slam or being N°1, and that's something you do by not just wanting it, but doing something about it. You can be in the US, Argentina, Europe, China or Hawaii, and still have a dicipline. Unfourtunatly, that's something David doesn't have at the moment.

:yeah:

Dicipline, is definetly what's missing right now.

gooner88
08-20-2005, 02:46 PM
BTW has anyone seen the new Nalbo ATP Profile Pic taken at Cincy this week.
It's on Getty. Someone post it here.
It's not bad but I prefer last year's one.

sigmagirl91
08-20-2005, 02:48 PM
I'll go find it. I think when you pull up his ATP profile, it's there. I hope it ain't some fugly shot from hell.

sigmagirl91
08-20-2005, 02:54 PM
I`m sorry to tell you that David is VERY Latin American :p (j/k) In fact, I see him doing a lot of the mistakes ( and successes) Latin American tennis players do with their career.It has been a mistery for me (please don´t take this personal) how people say that David is not Argentine or Southamerican, or doesn´t look like one, or is not purely Southamerican, etc, etc.... Yes, he is blonde and he doesn´t have a latin last name, but that doesn´t change the fact that he is Southamerican and he is Argentine. (I don´t doubt what his answer would be if he is asked about this ;) ) I consider myself a Southamerican and Argentine girl, despite the fact that my last name is German and my grandparents are German and I can´t picture myself by any means as European or German.

Good points. Unfortunately, some people have it made up in their minds that South Americans have a certain look (dark hair, dark eyes) and have a last name like Torres or Castillo. Like in the United States, I'm sure Argentina has citizens who have blond(e) hair and blue eyes and who have Italian, Anglo, or German-sounding last names, and it doesn't make them any less Argentine. But let a certain poster tell it, David cannot be considered "native" because of his blond hair and blue eyes-hence the "Nalbino" reference (just to clear it up, I didn't say it; I'm just using it for informational purposes).

jazz_girl
08-20-2005, 02:55 PM
You mean this one? :lol: Yeah, I liked the other one better...

sigmagirl91
08-20-2005, 02:56 PM
He looks like a soccer player.

gooner88
08-20-2005, 03:09 PM
Yep, that's the one Jazz. :lol:

sigmagirl91
08-20-2005, 03:18 PM
BTW has anyone seen the new Nalbo ATP Profile Pic taken at Cincy this week.
It's on Getty. Someone post it here.
It's not bad but I prefer last year's one.

I like this one better. It's more "him".

Kiank
08-21-2005, 07:01 AM
Lau, I hope I know that Argentina has many blond and blue-eyed citizens. When I said David was different I didn't mean pointing at his Armenian origin or something like that.
And I don't know what will be changing with time, but for the time being David is the ONLY Argentine and South American player who feels comfortable on all the surfaces, and that's why he is already different.
I also understand that Federer is a Swiss, and Agassi is an American (of Armenian origin also, by the way), but they are truly world people, respected everywhere and feeling confortable everywhere, and they are not bound by their own country only. I just feel David has the full potential to join this group of outstanding athletes, and I hope he will not be mentioned just like a "South American player who made the Wimbledon final", but will become something more.

lau
08-21-2005, 09:04 AM
I understood what you said Kiank ;) , that`s why I said "don´t take it personal" so many times :lol: .... :scratch: Maybe I shouldn´t quote you, but it was somehow related with what I said and your post made me think in a lot of things I`ve been reading for a long time (here and even in journalists´ sites :rolleyes: ).
I disagree when you say that David is the only Argentine and South American player who feels comfortable on all the surfaces. I think that David might be the only Argentine and South American player who fells comfortable on all surfaces AND is top10, top5 material ;)
About what might change in the future..., I was just speculating (and wishing). :p There are some SouthAmerican juniors that are said to be able to play not only on clay (some of them said in interviews that harcourts were their favourites!! :) ). We`ll see what happends with time. I never watched them play, so I can´t tell you my opinion about them.
Anyway, don´t take too seriously what I say. My English is not perfect and sometimes I sound too rough. :lol:

Kiank
08-21-2005, 06:38 PM
I disagree when you say that David is the only Argentine and South American player who feels comfortable on all the surfaces. I think that David might be the only Argentine and South American player who fells comfortable on all surfaces AND is top10, top5 material ;)

That's exactly what I mean. And your English is perfect Lau! I may sound too rough at times... I'm so :mad: about David's attitude and results.

sigmagirl91
08-21-2005, 07:49 PM
I understood what you said Kiank ;) , that`s why I said "don´t take it personal" so many times :lol: .... :scratch: Maybe I shouldn´t quote you, but it was somehow related with what I said and your post made me think in a lot of things I`ve been reading for a long time (here and even in journalists´ sites :rolleyes: ).
I disagree when you say that David is the only Argentine and South American player who feels comfortable on all the surfaces. I think that David might be the only Argentine and South American player who fells comfortable on all surfaces AND is top10, top5 material ;)
About what might change in the future..., I was just speculating (and wishing). :p There are some SouthAmerican juniors that are said to be able to play not only on clay (some of them said in interviews that harcourts were their favourites!! :) ). We`ll see what happends with time. I never watched them play, so I can´t tell you my opinion about them.
Anyway, don´t take too seriously what I say. My English is not perfect and sometimes I sound too rough. :lol:

Don't worry, Lau, I understood. Like Kiank said, his performances of late have been :retard:.

jazz_girl
08-21-2005, 11:43 PM
That's exactly what I mean. And your English is perfect Lau! I may sound too rough at times... I'm so :mad: about David's attitude and results.
Don't worry, we all are ;)

Björki
08-24-2005, 05:16 PM
US Open Draw

(1) FEDERER, Roger SUI v MINAR, Ivo CZE
SANTORO, Fabrice FRA v MELZER, Jurgen AUT
MONTANES, Albert ESP v HANESCU, Victor ROM
QUALIFIER v (27) ROCHUS, Olivier BEL
(20) FERRERO, Juan Carlos ESP v QUALIFIER
PAVEL, Andrei ROM v QUALIFIER
KIEFER, Nicolas GER v VANEK, Jiri CZE
LAPENTTI, Nicolas ECU v (16) STEPANEK, Radek CZE

(11) NALBANDIAN, David ARG v QUALIFIER
WESSELS, Peter NED v ROCHUS, Christophe BEL
TURSUNOV, Dmitry RUS v BAGHDATIS, Marcos CYP
QUALIFIER v (21) GONZALEZ, Fernando CHI
(31) MOYA, Carlos ESP v LLODRA, Michael FRA
SANGUINETTI, Davide ITA v ARTHURS, Wayne AUS
SRICHAPHAN, Paradorn v EL AYNAOUI, Younes MAR
ZIB, Tomas CZE v (6) DAVYDENKO, Nikolay RUS

http://www.usopen.org/en_US/scores/draws/ms/msdraw.pdf

Kyla
08-24-2005, 05:37 PM
Qualifier is vg methinks :bounce: As long as it's not gonna be Andy Murray :eek:

Kyla
08-24-2005, 05:38 PM
Hey Björki :wavey: nice that you put David's name in his fave orange ;)

jazz_girl
08-24-2005, 05:53 PM
It's not a terrible draw. It could have been much, much worse! But I'd love to know who the qualifier is...

Kyla
08-24-2005, 06:02 PM
We'll find out soon enough :unsure:

I want the worst of them please... The one who hasn't won a single "real" match this year...

jazz_girl
08-24-2005, 06:08 PM
I'm gonna go check the qualy list :lol:

jazz_girl
08-24-2005, 06:10 PM
We'll find out soon enough :unsure:

I want the worst of them please... The one who hasn't won a single "real" match this year...
Or someone who's really, really tired! :lol:

Kyla
08-24-2005, 06:13 PM
Yes exactly!

And then I'm afraid, Gonzo and Davydenko have to lose real early ;)

jazz_girl
08-24-2005, 06:24 PM
I think David will be motivated! Check the trophy:
http://www.menstennisforums.com/showthread.php?p=2199059#post2199059
:lol:

Kyla
08-24-2005, 06:33 PM
:woohoo: That's good!

BTW: I just watched that short news bit again today where David did that test drive in Munich and saw for the first time the number plate of his car: It read M-AD :lol:

Choupi
08-24-2005, 07:40 PM
Good luck in New York David! :)

gooner88
08-24-2005, 08:01 PM
The draw is ok. If he's got his head screwed on, he can so some real damage.
I hope Nalbo doesn't get a dangerous qualie, but I want him to play Murray because they'll definitely show it live here. :p
If Nalbo meets Gonzo in R3, he betta put in a better performance than the one in Cincy last week.

Kiank
08-24-2005, 09:41 PM
Can you imagine a better draw?! I hope he was working hard last week and his head is OK now.

justClaudia
08-24-2005, 10:03 PM
I hope he was working hard last week and his head is OK now.

Yeah ;)

Good luck to him.Can't wait to see who that qualyfier is gonna be.

jazz_girl
08-24-2005, 10:04 PM
There are no signs that he was in Argentina, I think there was even a rally here and he didn't appear there. So my guess is that he's training in the USA...I really hope he has heard about the car :lol:

justClaudia
08-24-2005, 10:32 PM
Fingers crosssed then, Jazz :lol:

gooner88
08-24-2005, 10:53 PM
There are no signs that he was in Argentina, I think there was even a rally here and he didn't appear there. So my guess is that he's training in the USA...I really hope he has heard about the car :lol:

:haha:
A Lexus and $1million, there can't be any better incentives to win in NYC. ;)
Seriously, it's all down to Nalbo. I'm convinced he can go really far there, after all he was 1 point from the final 2 years ago.

Kiank
08-25-2005, 04:44 AM
There are no signs that he was in Argentina, I think there was even a rally here and he didn't appear there. So my guess is that he's training in the USA...I really hope he has heard about the car :lol:
:haha:
Nalbandian: "Lexus? Great news! I do care now!"

Fedex
08-25-2005, 06:09 AM
Well I'd hardly call David's draw easy, its rather unfortunate he had to draw Federer in the Quarter finals, but before that it should be smooth sailing. There's only 2 other players in his section of his draw that I'd be worried about, Gonzalez and Davydenko.

sigmagirl91
08-25-2005, 08:17 AM
I'm sure he'll be OK. Just needs to keep his head screwed on straight and do what he came there to do.

sigmagirl91
08-25-2005, 08:17 AM
:haha:
Nalbandian: "Lexus? Great news! I do care now!"

Aww, you're funny. :haha:

Action Jackson
08-25-2005, 08:26 AM
Gilbert and Nalbandian that won't work at all.

As I said before he won't lose 6-0 6-0 6-0 and what a surprise there is overreaction to David's form at the moment. The way it's going it seems like he is # 300 in the world and going backwards and for those who don't know I am not someone that has their head in the sand.

It's up to David want he wants to do and Gilbert wouldn't be right for him.

jazz_girl
08-25-2005, 10:55 AM
Well I'd hardly call David's draw easy, its rather unfortunate he had to draw Federer in the Quarter finals, but before that it should be smooth sailing. There's only 2 other players in his section of his draw that I'd be worried about, Gonzalez and Davydenko.
I don't care about Feds, if he makes it to the QF I'll be thrilled :lol:

sigmagirl91
08-25-2005, 10:56 AM
I don't care about Feds, if he makes it to the QF I'll be thrilled :lol:

I will be ecstatic if he makes it past the qualie he drew in the first round.

jazz_girl
08-25-2005, 11:12 AM
Imagine if he gets Murray in the first round :lol: If that's the case, I'll be very happy for sure if he wins that match, especially if he makes it in three sets!

Kyla
08-25-2005, 11:51 AM
I'll be ecstatic whatever he does ;)

BTW on the ATP site they call Nalby Federer's nemesis - I like that :)

jazz_girl
08-25-2005, 12:13 PM
A lot of Latin newspapers are putting in the main title :"Federer might face Nalbandian" I was surprised to see so many headlines like that this morning, especially when in Argentina that's barely mentioned...

jazz_girl
08-25-2005, 12:18 PM
http://www.atptennis.com/en/newsandscores/news/2005/usopen_preview.asp
Possible Nadal-Agassi Clash Highlights US Open Quarters
The singles main draw of the 2005 US Open was announced Thursday, August 24, with top seed and defending champion Roger Federer leading the way. The World No. 1 received a favorable draw and will face Cezch Ivo Minar in the opening round. Federer will look to win his third match against Minar this year, after having claimed victories in Dubai and at Wimbledon.

Federer’s first test could come against 2003 US Open finalist Juan Carlos Ferrero. The Spaniard, seeded 20 th, hasn’t defeated Federer since the two last played at ATP Masters Series Madrid in 2003. Federer holds a 6-3 lifetime record against Ferrero. In the quarterfinals, Federer could meet No. 6 seed Nikolay Davydenko or No. 11 seed David Nalbandian. Federer has won all six of his encounters with Davydenko, while Nalbandian holds a 5-2 series lead over the Swiss star.

Before Davydenko reaches the quarterfinal, he must win his first round match up with Czech Tomas Zib and a possible third round match against 1998 US Open semifinalist Carlos Moya.

Second seed Rafael Nadal will face American wild card Bobby Reynolds in the first round. Nadal breezed past Reynolds 6-1, 6-1, 6-3 at the 2005 Australian Open in their only career meeting.

Nadal’s first test could come against fellow Spaniard and No. 19 seed Tommy Robredo in the fourth round. The two have met once, with Nadal winning 6-3, 6-3 in the semifinals of Bastad.

One of the most exciting matches could come in the quarterfinals where Nadal’s seeded to meet two-time US Open champion (1994 & 1999) Andre Agassi or five-time 2005 titlist Gaston Gaudio. Nadal won a three-set battle against No. 7 seed Agassi in the Montreal final two weeks ago and has won his last two match-ups against Gaudio, the No. 9 seed.

Agassi, a 71-17 US Open record holder, will play his first match against Romanian Razvan Sabau. The Las Vegas native is scheduled to meet his first seed, No. 32 Tomas Berdych, in the third round.

Third seed and 2001 US Open winner Lleyton Hewitt opens play against Spaniard Albert Costa. The Aussie holds a 5-1 record over Costa, including winning their last four meetings. Hewitt has reached the US Open semifinals or better four of the last five years.

Also in Hewitt’s quarter of the draw is 2000 US Open winner Marat Safin. In first round action, No. 5 seed Safin will take on 6’7” German Alexander Popp in a rematch of their 2005 grass-court bout in Halle. Safin won their only career meeting 6-3, 6-2.

Safin is seeded to meet No. 12 seed and 2004 semifinalist Tim Henman in the fourth round. A win over the Brit could set up a clash with Hewitt in the quarterfinals, with the winner facing Federer in the semifinals. The fiery Russian holds a slight 6-5 lead over Hewitt and has won their last two meetings, including the final of this year’s Australian Open.

Andy Roddick, who won his first Grand Slam at the 2003 US Open, earned the No. 4 seed and is set to face Los Angeles finalist Gilles Muller for the first time in opening round action. Roddick could face fellow American and good friend Robby Ginepri in the second round. Ginepri scored his first victory over Roddick in his seventh attempt when the two battled in Indianapolis this year.

After Ginepri, Roddick is on par to meet No. 29 seed Tommy Haas in the third round and rising French teen Richard Gasquet, the No. 13 seed, in the fourth round. Roddick could also meet 2003 US Open quarterfinalist Guillermo Coria, the No. 8 seed, in the quarterfinals.

Kyla
08-25-2005, 12:26 PM
Isn't it nice :devil:?

gooner88
08-25-2005, 02:04 PM
Well I'd hardly call David's draw easy, its rather unfortunate he had to draw Federer in the Quarter finals, but before that it should be smooth sailing. There's only 2 other players in his section of his draw that I'd be worried about, Gonzalez and Davydenko.

I Agree. It's all down to Nalbo.
Gonzo was probably one of the toughest R3 opponents Nalbo could get, and that will really be a big test for him if they both make it that far.
Davydenko's currently having a career year, but Nalbo's got the tools to beat him from the baseline.

novanora
08-25-2005, 02:40 PM
Davydenko's currently having a career year, but Nalbo's got the tools to beat him from the baseline.
if Davydenko is in the form, i don't think his baseline is worse than Nalby. His baseline stroke is quite clean and fast, and he is strong-minded. Nalby's advantage is he can use more ways of attacking, but don't lose the patience when controling the rally on baseline. Both are not strong server, so if they meet, I can see a lot of baseline rally and a 4, even 5 sets match.

ooppps, i forgot Gonzo....David must beat him first, otherwise no Davydenko facing at all. :o

VAMOS!!! :woohoo:

novanora
08-25-2005, 02:45 PM
I'll be ecstatic whatever he does ;)

BTW on the ATP site they call Nalby Federer's nemesis - I like that :)
they should also face the fact, they two haven't met for almost 2 years....not sure still should call him Roger's nemesis, but Roger is not the one 2 years ago, right Mr. Potato? before meeting Roger, he'd better beat all his 4 opponents first.

justClaudia
08-25-2005, 08:33 PM
Crys :hug: is great to see you posting here again ;)

gooner88
08-25-2005, 08:38 PM
http://www.sportsmediainc.com/tennisweek/index.cfm?func=showarticle&newsid=13688&bannerregion=

Another former Federer nemesis, David Nalbandian, also resides in Federer's quarter. The 11th-seeded Nalbandian opens with a qualifier and could clash with Federer in the quarterfinals. In the aftermath of his 3-6, 7-6, 6-4, 6-3 victory over Federer in the 2003 Flushing fourth round — his fifth consecutive victory over Federer — Nalbandian said he enjoyed the match-up while a frustrated Federer characterized the Argentine's precise baseline attack as "contra tennis". While Nalbandian owns a 5-2 career record over Federer, reached the quarters of both the Australian Open and Wimbledon this year and beat Lleyton Hewitt on Australian grass in Davis Cup, he has had a spotty summer hard-court season, posting a 2-2 record with losses to Karol Beck and Fernando Gonzalez, who he could face in the third round of the Open. Nalbandian is always a threat to reach the second week of majors — he's been to the semifinals of the French Open, Wimbledon and the U.S. Open and has advanced to the Australian Open quarterfinals three consecutive years — his lack of match play and the fact he doesn't serve nearly as well as Federer will make it difficult for him to derail the Federer Express.

jazz_girl
08-25-2005, 08:46 PM
http://www.sportsmediainc.com/tennisweek/index.cfm?func=showarticle&newsid=13688&bannerregion=

Another former Federer nemesis, David Nalbandian, also resides in Federer's quarter. The 11th-seeded Nalbandian opens with a qualifier and could clash with Federer in the quarterfinals. In the aftermath of his 3-6, 7-6, 6-4, 6-3 victory over Federer in the 2003 Flushing fourth round — his fifth consecutive victory over Federer — Nalbandian said he enjoyed the match-up while a frustrated Federer characterized the Argentine's precise baseline attack as "contra tennis". While Nalbandian owns a 5-2 career record over Federer, reached the quarters of both the Australian Open and Wimbledon this year and beat Lleyton Hewitt on Australian grass in Davis Cup, he has had a spotty summer hard-court season, posting a 2-2 record with losses to Karol Beck and Fernando Gonzalez, who he could face in the third round of the Open. Nalbandian is always a threat to reach the second week of majors — he's been to the semifinals of the French Open, Wimbledon and the U.S. Open and has advanced to the Australian Open quarterfinals three consecutive years — his lack of match play and the fact he doesn't serve nearly as well as Federer will make it difficult for him to derail the Federer Express.
I agree with this article.

gooner88
08-25-2005, 08:59 PM
The article is a good summary of where Nalbo is currently.
The lack of matchplay might hurt Nalbo early on in the tourney, but if (and it's a big if) he makes the QF he'll definitely be matchtight and ready to face Fed.
But Nalbo must not think that far.

jazz_girl
08-25-2005, 09:05 PM
and we shouldn't do that either ;)

Fedex
08-26-2005, 01:57 PM
I don't care about Feds, if he makes it to the QF I'll be thrilled :lol:
Oh, come on now, you've got to have faith in your man. David has always played well at the Open in recent years, so I feel confident he could make the 2nd week.

Jill
08-26-2005, 02:54 PM
I just want to win a few matches. I'm sick of losing money on in. Ha Ha Ha

I think David's draw is very tough. He will certainly have to be a his best.

Is Gonzo really playing better lately...didn't David beat him in the Aus open? But I guess he is playing better because David isn't.

silverwhite
08-26-2005, 03:05 PM
Good luck to David. :D Hope he gets an easy qualifier and avenges the loss to Gonzo.

novanora
08-26-2005, 04:07 PM
Crys :hug: is great to see you posting here again ;)
:lol: i am just lurking here.....and suddenly want to say sth :p

:hug: thanks, Clau..

jazz_girl
08-26-2005, 04:23 PM
Oh, come on now, you've got to have faith in your man. David has always played well at the Open in recent years, so I feel confident he could make the 2nd week.
Honestly? I'd rather see him losing to Roger rather than Kucera, Beck, Hanescu or any other ;)

bovenbuuf
08-27-2005, 06:48 AM
agree Jime. It would already be nice ifhe can make it for a couple of rounds. Hope he will do well there.

Kiank
08-27-2005, 07:08 AM
No, I definetely love this draw. Every time I see David in Federer's quarter, I have sweet expectations. Even if they didn't face each other in the last 20 months, David still holds an intangible edge over Federer. Though Federer never admits it in public, their H2H record is still bothering him. It would be awful for him to lose again aggravating to 2-6, and he may become nervous if they met again in the quarters. I think David understands this, and feels especially motivated. A new win over Federer would become a real turning point!
Unfortunately for David, his hard court preparation looks suspect at this point. But again, maybe he worked hard the last week, and couple of relatively easy and successful first rounds can bring his confidence back. BTW, he's playing Bogomolov in the first round. Gonzo in the third, he has improved a lot recently, but David's game normally matches well against him.
Davydenko in the fourth? He will have couple of tough first round battles, and will either lose or run out of gas against David, I hope. I expect our man roll into the quarters this time with confidence and growing belief in himself.

jazz_girl
08-27-2005, 10:48 AM
Thank God!!!! I like Bogomolov much, much better than let's say Murray or Clement :)

Kyla
08-27-2005, 12:47 PM
So its Bogomolov in the first round? Sounds good to me... :dance:

gooner88
08-27-2005, 12:51 PM
Bogomolov is certainly one of the better qualies that Nalbo could've got. Bogomolov must be playing decent tennis to win 3 straight matches, but I expect Nalbo to win that one.
Gonzo's got Moodie, a player I didin't want Nalbo to face. He's got a very big serve and beat Henman in Washington.

jazz_girl
08-27-2005, 01:27 PM
I checked Bogomolov's stats for this year, and he hasn't won one single ATP tour match, and he played 3. Then, he won a challenger and nothing much if I remember correctly. David must beat him, otherwise I'll start cheering for Agassi all together, cause he has more future than David ;)

frula08
08-27-2005, 02:58 PM
david has beaten bogomolov the two times that they have played (in 1998, and in 2001, this one in the us open).

Kyla
08-27-2005, 06:52 PM
I checked Bogomolov's stats for this year, and he hasn't won one single ATP tour match, and he played 3. Then, he won a challenger and nothing much if I remember correctly. David must beat him, otherwise I'll start cheering for Agassi all together, cause he has more future than David ;)

:haha:

Nononono - that's NOT gonna happen!

+alonso
08-27-2005, 08:33 PM
Vamos Vamos David :)

justClaudia
08-27-2005, 09:09 PM
So its Bogomolov in the first round? Sounds good to me... :dance:


Sounds good to me as well :D

Vamos David...The Lexus is waiting for you, kid :rolleyes: :lol:

Tricky_Forehand
08-27-2005, 11:55 PM
I checked Bogomolov's stats for this year, and he hasn't won one single ATP tour match, and he played 3. Then, he won a challenger and nothing much if I remember correctly. David must beat him, otherwise I'll start cheering for Agassi all together, cause he has more future than David ;)

The ATP doesn't take into account all matches. Only non-Challenger. Yes, he's had a tough year but a great month.

Anyway, I came here because I do like David and hoping that you guys would show some respect to Alex but I'm not surprised that there's not.

The last time these guys played was Alex's first US OPEN and he took David to 4. Just a little information before you give David the walkover.

lau
08-28-2005, 02:51 AM
I checked Bogomolov's stats for this year, and he hasn't won one single ATP tour match, and he played 3. Then, he won a challenger and nothing much if I remember correctly. David must beat him, otherwise I'll start cheering for Agassi all together, cause he has more future than David ;)
:haha: :haha:
I hope David does it well :)

jazz_girl
08-28-2005, 12:05 PM
The ATP doesn't take into account all matches. Only non-Challenger. Yes, he's had a tough year but a great month.

Anyway, I came here because I do like David and hoping that you guys would show some respect to Alex but I'm not surprised that there's not.

The last time these guys played was Alex's first US OPEN and he took David to 4. Just a little information before you give David the walkover.
It's not lack of respect, but a reality. I'm sure Bogomolov is doing great, he got into the MD without any WC, he did it on his own. However, David's 11 in the world, and losing this first round match wouldn't make any sense at all.

sophia_c
08-28-2005, 09:17 PM
Hey guys...I'm back from my vacation...I missed all the draw etc but I'm happy with David's first round match....this should be a good warm up for him...I hope.

jazz_girl
08-28-2005, 11:27 PM
Welcome back Sophia!!! Did you enjoy your vacations? :)

sophia_c
08-29-2005, 09:16 AM
Thanks...I did Jime...it was very nice...the weather was great..I am very tanned..and the tennis was very good too...I won both tournaments...so I am happy about that...now its back to normal...start the new job...and hopefully enjoy David's performance at the US Open.....

jazz_girl
08-29-2005, 11:42 AM
Sounds great!!! :)
I'm dying to be tanned, but we're still in winter...

kodeRED
08-29-2005, 12:54 PM
hey i'm new ... David is my favorite player (men)>
I have high hopes for the USO ... i want a 1/4 final battle with Roger

gooner88
08-29-2005, 01:11 PM
hey i'm new ... David is my favorite player (men)>
I have high hopes for the USO ... i want a 1/4 final battle with Roger

Welcome to MTF kodeRED. :)
We all want Nalbo to have a great US Open, but only time will tell.

jazz_girl
08-29-2005, 02:17 PM
Welcome KodeRED :wavey:

justClaudia
08-29-2005, 09:37 PM
Hey guys...I'm back from my vacation...I missed all the draw etc but I'm happy with David's first round match....this should be a good warm up for him...I hope.


Welcome back, Sophia :hug:

I'm glad to know you had a great time. :D


KodeRED, welcome to the forum :hug:

sophia_c
08-29-2005, 10:07 PM
Thanks Claudia...well I have been out to an Asado.....it was very good....maybe I drank too much good red wine.....my sister is having a sleep over...sounds like brilliant fun.......I'll just take some tylonol and sleep.......sounds like a long night to me...

sigmagirl91
08-29-2005, 10:09 PM
Welcome back, Sophia....welcome kodeRED.
Talk to you soon.

gooner88
08-29-2005, 10:58 PM
OOP for Tuesday 30th August 2005 11am start

Nalbo vs Bogomolov is the second match on the Grandstand Court after a women's match.

Grandstand 11.00 AM
Sesil Karatantcheva (BUL) vs Meghann Shaughnessy (USA)
David Nalbandian (ARG)[11] vs Alex Bogomolov Jr. (USA)
Andrei Pavel (ROM) vs Andy Murray (GBR)
Mara Santangelo (ITA) vs Mary Pierce (FRA)[12]
Robby Ginepri (USA) vs Guillermo Garcia-Lopez (ESP)

justClaudia
08-29-2005, 11:16 PM
Thanks Claudia...well I have been out to an Asado.....it was very good....maybe I drank too much good red wine.....my sister is having a sleep over...sounds like brilliant fun.......I'll just take some tylonol and sleep.......sounds like a long night to me...



Red wine sounds great to me :lol:

jazz_girl
08-29-2005, 11:48 PM
OOP for Tuesday 30th August 2005 11am start

Nalbo vs Bogomolov is the second match on the Grandstand Court after a women's match.

Grandstand 11.00 AM
Sesil Karatantcheva (BUL) vs Meghann Shaughnessy (USA)
David Nalbandian (ARG)[11] vs Alex Bogomolov Jr. (USA)
Andrei Pavel (ROM) vs Andy Murray (GBR)
Mara Santangelo (ITA) vs Mary Pierce (FRA)[12]
Robby Ginepri (USA) vs Guillermo Garcia-Lopez (ESP)
I won't be able to follow it :mad: Maybe just the first set...I hope David can win tomorrow...

sigmagirl91
08-30-2005, 12:24 AM
I'll have to follow online tomorrow-if I have the time.

Kyla
08-30-2005, 09:56 AM
Now David, keep your brains together, move your ass and win this!!!!!!! :bounce:

jazz_girl
08-30-2005, 10:44 AM
The doubles draw is out and he's not in it. So, my guess is that he wants to focus in the singles...he found out about the car ;)

sigmagirl91
08-30-2005, 10:51 AM
The doubles draw is out and he's not in it. So, my guess is that he wants to focus in the singles...he found out about the car ;)

But, it's a good thing. We don't want him tired, do we?

bad gambler
08-30-2005, 10:53 AM
is the reason he has been playing a lot of doubles recently to act as a form of preparation for davis cup?

vamos david :fiery:

jazz_girl
08-30-2005, 11:06 AM
is the reason he has been playing a lot of doubles recently to act as a form of preparation for davis cup?

vamos david :fiery:
Yes. He's playing doubles with Puerta again, and he'll be playing singles as well. The other members of the team will be Coria and Gaudio.

sigmagirl91
08-30-2005, 11:09 AM
I hope he wins today....please win today, David.

kodeRED
08-30-2005, 12:32 PM
i think David should have a good day today.
Alex is nowhere nere him!
Thanx for the Wlecome messages!

gooner88
08-30-2005, 12:40 PM
I don't have Sky digital, so it's unlikely that I'll see the Nalbo match. :mad:
But he's the match before Murray, so I might see the later stages of the match.
Vamos Nalbo. :yeah:

rachelzszs
08-30-2005, 04:24 PM
Everybody!
So exciting~~
Match is on its way!

rachelzszs
08-30-2005, 04:26 PM
I am waiting-------for the match~~
I will wait.......You guys, the same? :)

jazz_girl
08-30-2005, 05:32 PM
AHHHHHHHHHHHH The girls are FINALLY over!!! It was about time!!! I'll have to leave in 40 minutes, but I'm hoping to see something of David. I'm watching it on tv, so I'll give scores of what I can...

gooner88
08-30-2005, 05:37 PM
AHHHHHHHHHHHH The girls are FINALLY over!!! It was about time!!! I'll have to leave in 40 minutes, but I'm hoping to see something of David. I'm watching it on tv, so I'll give scores of what I can...

The match before Nalbo just had to be a long one. :devil:
It could rain later, so I hope Nalbo make it in straight sets.

rachelzszs
08-30-2005, 05:38 PM
THE GIRLS' ARE NOT OVER?

rachelzszs
08-30-2005, 05:41 PM
The match before Nalbo just had to be a long one. :devil:
It could rain later, so I hope Nalbo make it in straight sets.
OH NO~
IT COULD RAIN?|??? :confused: :confused: :confused: :eek: :eek: :eek:

jazz_girl
08-30-2005, 05:41 PM
David's in the court getting ready for the warm-up

jazz_girl
08-30-2005, 05:42 PM
Orange again!!! :rolleyes:

jazz_girl
08-30-2005, 05:44 PM
David won the toss, so I guess he chosed to recieve first, like he always does. They're warming up now.

Kyla
08-30-2005, 05:47 PM
Oops - is my scoreboard stuck? :o Or did they move this from Grandstand to another court? :confused:

jazz_girl
08-30-2005, 05:50 PM
No, it's in the GrandStand...
Clerc is commentating for Argentina, I wanna hear what he says: ok he started, he said that along with Federer and Roddick, David is one of the biggest entertainments of the US Open. :lol: That's bad he's without a coach, but he has a lot of personality, and he's a winner in hardcourts, we'll see...
Bogomolov to serve

sophia_c
08-30-2005, 05:50 PM
Orange again!!! :rolleyes:

He just loves orange :rolleyes:

Kyla
08-30-2005, 05:50 PM
Ah yes! My SB is stuck! It's been showing the girls at MP for about 10 minutes now :mad:

gooner88
08-30-2005, 05:52 PM
Oops - is my scoreboard stuck? :o Or did they move this from Grandstand to another court? :confused:

Same here Kyla. :mad:
This is supposed to be the richest slam. :o
I thought Nalbo ditched the orange; must be a lucky shirt for him. :lol:

Kyla
08-30-2005, 05:52 PM
And lovely STOOPID Eurosport is showing Rusedski - Blake :eek:!

jazz_girl
08-30-2005, 05:53 PM
15-0 UE
fault
15-15 UE
15-30 FE
fault
15-40 UE
30-40 forehand winner
deuce netted return

Kyla
08-30-2005, 05:53 PM
Mines working now! 15-30!

jazz_girl
08-30-2005, 05:54 PM
fault
UE ad Bogomolov
fault
netted return
*0-1

Kyla
08-30-2005, 05:54 PM
Hmpf yes - apparently it's not really working :o

jazz_girl
08-30-2005, 05:58 PM
fault
15-0 wide return
fault
fault
15-15 DF
fault
30-15 wide return
40-15 good service
fault
40-30 forehand winner
(David's playing like shit)
LET
forehand winner
1-1*

rachelzszs
08-30-2005, 05:59 PM
The match before Nalbo just had to be a long one. :devil:
It could rain later, so I hope Nalbo make it in straight sets.
OH NO~
IT COULD RAIN?|??? :confused: :confused: :confused: :eek: :eek: :eek:
begin :worship:

Kyla
08-30-2005, 05:59 PM
Hm, my SB's moving now but it feels like it's behind a couple of minutes... :o

Kyla
08-30-2005, 06:01 PM
(David's playing like shit)



NOOOOOO! Not again!!!! :mad:

Kyla
08-30-2005, 06:01 PM
2 BPs!!!!

Kyla
08-30-2005, 06:02 PM
Both gone :mad:

jazz_girl
08-30-2005, 06:02 PM
fault
0-15 great forehand winner
15-15 netted return
fault
15-30 UE
LET
fault
15-40 FE with a great backhand from David
30-40 good service
40-40 ace
fault
ad David UE
FE
*2-1

Kyla
08-30-2005, 06:03 PM
He broke! :woohoo: Now HOLD!!!!!

rachelzszs
08-30-2005, 06:04 PM
OMG,break

Kyla
08-30-2005, 06:04 PM
Thanks for the updates, jazz! Much appreciated :)

gooner88
08-30-2005, 06:05 PM
Good start from Nalbo, now consolidate the break.
There's a chance I might see the Nalbo match later if Greg loses in straights to Blake on Ashe. :)

Kyla
08-30-2005, 06:07 PM
Yeah, I hope that, too! Unless there are any Germans on the OOP that I overlooked...

jazz_girl
08-30-2005, 06:10 PM
David to serve:
LET
15-0 volley winner
fault
15-15 FE
LET
15-30 FE
fault
30-30 backhand winner
fault
30-40 drop (net cord, very lucky)
40-40 good service
ad Bogomolov backhand winner
Let
LET
fault
deuce UE
I gotta go now :wavey:

Kyla
08-30-2005, 06:10 PM
ARGH! Advantage BP! Keep your brains together, David!!!!!

rachelzszs
08-30-2005, 06:11 PM
WHAT'S GOING ON RIGHT NOW?
WOULD SOMEBODY BE KIND TO TELL ME ?

Kyla
08-30-2005, 06:12 PM
Phew - advantage David now... pleeeeease...

gooner88
08-30-2005, 06:12 PM
Ad Nalbo

Björki
08-30-2005, 06:12 PM
Vamos David :bounce:

Kyla
08-30-2005, 06:12 PM
3-1 David :woohoo:

gooner88
08-30-2005, 06:12 PM
Nalbo finally holds
He's 3-1 up.

Kyla
08-30-2005, 06:13 PM
and 0-30 - another two points please!

sophia_c
08-30-2005, 06:13 PM
break point to david to take a 4-1 lead...he just took it...well done

Kyla
08-30-2005, 06:14 PM
YES!!!!! 4-1 David!!!!! :woohoo: :bounce:

gooner88
08-30-2005, 06:14 PM
0-15
0-30
0-40
Game Nalbo, breaks to love.
He's 4-1 up with the double break. :)

gooner88
08-30-2005, 06:15 PM
break point to david to take a 4-1 lead...he just took it...well done

Are you watching the match on interactive Sophia?

sophia_c
08-30-2005, 06:17 PM
excellent second serve to go up 30-0...and a nice wrong footer too...I think he is playing well....40-0

sophia_c
08-30-2005, 06:17 PM
Are you watching the match on interactive Sophia?

Yes I am...no commentary...just the way I like it

sophia_c
08-30-2005, 06:17 PM
5-1

rachelzszs
08-30-2005, 06:18 PM
VAMOS~

Kyla
08-30-2005, 06:19 PM
5-1 :bounce:

Getting better and better :D

sophia_c
08-30-2005, 06:19 PM
He looks like he is hitting the ball very well....quite heavy....and wow what a return!!!

gooner88
08-30-2005, 06:19 PM
Nalbo serving
15-0
30-0
40-0
Nalbo holds and is 5-1 up.

Seems like the game Nalbo held to go 3-1 up was crucial.

rachelzszs
08-30-2005, 06:19 PM
http://www.usopen.org/images/netcam/large/12/005.jpg
http://www.usopen.org/images/netcam/large/12/003.jpg
http://www.usopen.org/images/netcam/large/12/008.jpg

sophia_c
08-30-2005, 06:20 PM
30-30....second service to alex...now..40-30

sophia_c
08-30-2005, 06:21 PM
5-2

gooner88
08-30-2005, 06:21 PM
Thanks for the updates Sophia. :)
I'm hoping Blake wins in straights (sorry Greg) so I watch some of the Nalbo match because Murray's next on Grandstand.

Kyla
08-30-2005, 06:21 PM
5-2 now pls serve it out!

:bounce: VAMOS!!! :bounce:

sophia_c
08-30-2005, 06:22 PM
Its very hot in New York....very high humidity...well we know David is fine with that..
0-15

sophia_c
08-30-2005, 06:23 PM
0-30..damn...

sophia_c
08-30-2005, 06:24 PM
30-30

sophia_c
08-30-2005, 06:25 PM
30-40..breakpoint to Alex...deuce now....vamos David

Kyla
08-30-2005, 06:26 PM
30 all phew - 2 more points!

VAMOS DAVID!!!!!!!

Kyla
08-30-2005, 06:26 PM
Argh! BP... :mad:

rachelzszs
08-30-2005, 06:26 PM
yes, it seems that ......the first set is done?

Kyla
08-30-2005, 06:26 PM
deuce...

sophia_c
08-30-2005, 06:26 PM
Adv to David

sophia_c
08-30-2005, 06:27 PM
Game...first set 6-3

rachelzszs
08-30-2005, 06:27 PM
VAMOS~~~~~~~~~~

Kyla
08-30-2005, 06:28 PM
:woohoo: 6-2!

gooner88
08-30-2005, 06:28 PM
0-15
0-30
15-30 come on Nalbo!!!
30-30
30-40
40-40
Ad Nalbo

Yes! First set Nalbo 6-2

Kyla
08-30-2005, 06:29 PM
Argh! I HATE that SB - it just jumped BACK to 5-2 and AD!!!!

But he DID win the first set, didn't he? :unsure:

Kyla
08-30-2005, 06:29 PM
Okay, thanks...

NOW GO ON JUST LIKE THAT!!!! (with fewer deuces pls ;))

sophia_c
08-30-2005, 06:30 PM
second set...Bogomolov serving 15-0

sophia_c
08-30-2005, 06:30 PM
30-15

gooner88
08-30-2005, 06:30 PM
This scoreboard is :retard:

sophia_c
08-30-2005, 06:31 PM
30-30

sophia_c
08-30-2005, 06:32 PM
David broke....1-0...Vamos

Kyla
08-30-2005, 06:32 PM
Okay, Blake is finished - pls show something DECENT now Eurosport!

Kyla
08-30-2005, 06:33 PM
Oh, he broke? LOVELY!!!! :hearts: :bounce:

Kyla
08-30-2005, 06:34 PM
Oh no - they're showing Monfils now!!! The SB and Eurosport both suck :retard:!

sophia_c
08-30-2005, 06:34 PM
15-30

sophia_c
08-30-2005, 06:36 PM
30-40...not so good

sophia_c
08-30-2005, 06:37 PM
broke....1-1...c'mon David....he has just gone off the boil a little now

sophia_c
08-30-2005, 06:38 PM
(I just broke the 1500 barrier...woohoo!!!)

Kyla
08-30-2005, 06:38 PM
:mad: 1-1 :mad:

C'mon David - don't lose your concentration!!!! Focus! :bounce:

sophia_c
08-30-2005, 06:38 PM
15-15
30-15

sophia_c
08-30-2005, 06:39 PM
40-30

sophia_c
08-30-2005, 06:39 PM
deuce

sophia_c
08-30-2005, 06:40 PM
adv Bogomolov

sophia_c
08-30-2005, 06:40 PM
double fault...deuce

rachelzszs
08-30-2005, 06:40 PM
http://www.usopen.org/images/netcam/large/12/009.jpg
http://www.usopen.org/images/netcam/large/12/011.jpg
http://www.usopen.org/images/netcam/large/12/019.jpg
http://www.usopen.org/images/netcam/large/12/018.jpg

sophia_c
08-30-2005, 06:41 PM
deuce again...c'mon break him

sophia_c
08-30-2005, 06:41 PM
adv Bogomolov...again

rachelzszs
08-30-2005, 06:42 PM
vamos ,allez,come on!!
whatever@

sophia_c
08-30-2005, 06:42 PM
2-1 to Bogomolov

Kyla
08-30-2005, 06:44 PM
Thanks for the screenshots...

Björki
08-30-2005, 06:44 PM
come on David

Kyla
08-30-2005, 06:45 PM
:bounce: VAMOS DAVID :bounce:

Kyla
08-30-2005, 06:47 PM
Pfffrt - stoopid Eurosport showing the medical time-out at the Monfils match! Very interesting!!!! :mad:

sophia_c
08-30-2005, 06:47 PM
3-1 to Bogomolov

Björki
08-30-2005, 06:48 PM
Hold David

Kyla
08-30-2005, 06:48 PM
Argh!!!! David! Don't fall asleep now!!!!!! Pull yourself together and win it in 3!!!!!

gooner88
08-30-2005, 06:49 PM
Nalbo's been broken again. :mad:
3-1 Bogomolov in Set2.

Kyla
08-30-2005, 06:50 PM
BREAK BACK DAVID!!!!!!

Kyla
08-30-2005, 06:50 PM
3 BPs David!!!! Go for it!!!!

Björki
08-30-2005, 06:51 PM
vamos David 15-40

sophia_c
08-30-2005, 06:51 PM
David just made the most terrible error...he is very switched off right now

Kyla
08-30-2005, 06:51 PM
Deuce! :mad:

gooner88
08-30-2005, 06:51 PM
Nalbo missed the BP's
DEUCE

rachelzszs
08-30-2005, 06:52 PM
vamos david

Kyla
08-30-2005, 06:52 PM
Erm, now it's 30-40??? I'll stop saying anything - this SB just sucks!

Björki
08-30-2005, 06:53 PM
damn scoreboard

sophia_c
08-30-2005, 06:55 PM
4-1 ...not good...all we need now is for the crowd to become involved and David will lose it....

Björki
08-30-2005, 06:55 PM
:devil:

rachelzszs
08-30-2005, 06:55 PM
DAVID!
WHAT ARE YOU DOING?????????
I BELIEVE YOU!
COME ON!
SHOW YOUR BRAVENESS

gooner88
08-30-2005, 06:56 PM
Ad Nalbo
Deuce
Ad Nalbo
Deuce Come on Nalbo, break back now!!!!!!!
Ad Bogomolov
4-1 Bogomolov

Where the hell are you Nalbo???? :mad:

Kyla
08-30-2005, 06:56 PM
Nonono!!!!! David FOCUS!!!!!!!!!

rachelzszs
08-30-2005, 06:57 PM
NO NO NO
DAVID!
COME ON!@

sophia_c
08-30-2005, 06:58 PM
30-30

sophia_c
08-30-2005, 06:58 PM
40-30...nice drop shot

sophia_c
08-30-2005, 06:58 PM
Game Nalbandian....4-2

rachelzszs
08-30-2005, 06:59 PM
DAVID, PLEASE!
I CAN NOT WATCH IT ANYMORE
OR I WILL GET CRAZY~~~

sophia_c
08-30-2005, 06:59 PM
0-15

sophia_c
08-30-2005, 07:00 PM
30-15

sophia_c
08-30-2005, 07:00 PM
30-30..nice return

Kyla
08-30-2005, 07:01 PM
It's only one break, it's only one break...

gooner88
08-30-2005, 07:01 PM
Nalbo serving
15-0
15-15
15-30 This isn't looking good
This scoreboard is total crap!
It's suddenly 4-2, NOW BREAK!

sophia_c
08-30-2005, 07:01 PM
5-1...damn

Kyla
08-30-2005, 07:02 PM
:mad:

gooner88
08-30-2005, 07:03 PM
5-2 Bogomolov, holds to 30
Focus Nalbo, don't lose your serve now!

gooner88
08-30-2005, 07:08 PM
Nalbo holds to 30
5-3 Bogomolov, he'll serve for Set 2.

Break NOW NOW NOW!!!

Kyla
08-30-2005, 07:08 PM
Okay 3-5 if the SB is right... NOW BREAK BREAK BREAK!!!!!

Björki
08-30-2005, 07:08 PM
now break back david

Kyla
08-30-2005, 07:10 PM
He broke???????? :woohoo:

gooner88
08-30-2005, 07:11 PM
Nalbo breaks back. I guess the pressure of serving the set out got to Bogo.
5-4 Bogomolov
Hold serve Nalbo, otherwise the break back is meaningless.

Kyla
08-30-2005, 07:11 PM
It says 4*-5 on my SB! Is this really really really true???

Kyla
08-30-2005, 07:12 PM
YEEEHAAAA!!!!

Hold your blasted serve now!!!!!!

VAMOSVAMOSVAMOS!!!!

Kyla
08-30-2005, 07:14 PM
5 all :woohoo: