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David and Roger, Take 8....

sigmagirl91
09-07-2005, 01:46 AM
They haven't played in well over a year.
David has a 5-2 lead over Roger, but I don't know if he will be able to beat him.
Come on, anyway, David, just do your best.

gooner88
09-07-2005, 01:48 AM
Best Wishes Nalbo. :yeah:
3 GS QF this year, great consistency. :)

sigmagirl91
09-07-2005, 02:11 AM
Wonderful consistency. Great win for him today. I hope he can tidy it up when he plays Roger.

rachelzszs
09-07-2005, 02:12 AM
VAMOS!
WE ALL BELIEVE YOU COULD DO THE INCREDIBLE JOB!
GOOD LUCK TO YOU!

sigmagirl91
09-07-2005, 02:24 AM
Their H2H up close:

2002 Monte Carlo 32 Clay (O) D.NALBANDIAN 6-2 6-1
2002 Basle SF Carpet (I) D.NALBANDIAN 6-7(2) 7-5 6-3
2003 Australian Open 16 Hard (O) D.NALBANDIAN 6-4 3-6 6-1 1-6 6-3
2003 Cincinnati 32 Hard (O) D.NALBANDIAN 7-6(4) 7-6(5)
2003 U.S. Open 16 Hard (O) D.NALBANDIAN 3-6 7-6(1) 6-4 6-3
2003 Tennis Masters Cup Hard (O) R.FEDERER 3-6 0-6
2004 Australian Open QF Hard (O) R.FEDERER 5-7 4-6 7-5 3-6

Can David improve on this record, or will Roger begin to gain some ground?

Björki
09-07-2005, 06:00 AM
Vamos David :bounce:

*Elsie*
09-07-2005, 07:38 AM
Finally the H2H we are all waiting for since such a long time :D I truly believe he can do it.

Viken01
09-07-2005, 10:09 AM
VAMOS david i was so waiting for this match !!!

sigmagirl91
09-07-2005, 10:34 AM
VAMOS david i was so waiting for this match !!!

So was everyone else, apparently.

Tuga
09-07-2005, 10:46 AM
i think he can do it, but itīs very difficult!!!! davidīs shots werenīt deep enough against sanguinetti!!! Roger donīt give chances on that balls and itīs more agrressive than the "wall" sanguinetti!

but i think he can do it!!! come on HILLACHA :angel:

sigmagirl91
09-07-2005, 10:56 AM
i think he can do it, but itīs very difficult!!!! davidīs shots werenīt deep enough against sanguinetti!!! Roger donīt give chances on that balls and itīs more agrressive than the "wall" sanguinetti!

but i think he can do it!!! come on HILLACHA :angel:

Nope...and I think David knows that.

justClaudia
09-07-2005, 11:42 AM
Can David improve on this record, or will Roger begin to gain some ground?



That's more likely to happen.( Roger begin to gain some ground)
But...David seemed so confident.
I think it's possible, he has to believe it's possible too :D

gravity
09-07-2005, 05:39 PM
They haven't played in well over a year.
David has a 5-2 lead over Roger, but I don't know if he will be able to beat him.
Come on, anyway, David, just do your best.

How British! It's the taking part that counts.

sophia_c
09-07-2005, 06:54 PM
How British! It's the taking part that counts.

Thats it...its the taking part that counts (not!)....Best wishes to David against Roger...he can beat him...Roger is not so invinsible....hey!!! hello Gravity...

Gigan
09-07-2005, 08:45 PM
Federer out to put record straight

September 07, 2005, 22:00

Nobody beats Roger Federer five times and gets away with it, so Argentine David Nalbandian has reasons to be fearful in tomorrow's quarter-final at the US Open. Nalbandian won his first five matches at senior level against the Swiss world number one and still holds a 5-2 advantage in their head-to-head record, including a fourth round victory at the 2003 US Open. That in itself is a rare phenomenon given Federer's current dominance of the men's game and the Swiss is itching to put the record straight.

"I like the challenge with Nalbandian," said the defending champion. "I don't have a great record against him so it will be nice to play him." I had some tough losses against him. The last two I think I won against him but still my record's pretty bad against him. "I like to play against guys who have beaten me, especially early in the career, try to get them back.

"He was a tough opponent for me for a long, long time, up until I beat him at the Masters Cup for the first time (in 2003), and then also the Australian Open (in 2004)." We haven't played since, so it's over one and a half years ago. It will be interesting to see now how both players have improved."

Not bothered
Federer, who is seeking to become the first man to win both Wimbledon and US Open in consecutive years since tennis turned professional in 1968, dropped his first set of the tournament against German Nicolas Kiefer in the fourth round. He was not bothered.

"I don't expect fantastic matches early in the tournament," Federer said. "I wasn't playing great but still was able to come through. These are the matches that eventually give me a chance of playing great. "I'm not there yet, but it wasn't needed either, you know. I'm happy I've not been using too much energy."

Nalbandian, the 2002 Wimbledon runner-up, usually saves his best tennis for grand slams and the 11th seed can count three hardcourt wins over Federer among his five victories. This year he also reached the quarter-finals at the Australian Open and Wimbledon and the Argentine is looking forward to another Federer test. "We have a lot of history, we've played many matches," he said. "It's going to be a tough match. I think we both like to play each other, so it's going to be interesting. - Reuters
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:wavey: Andre Agassi forever :wavey:

Kiank
09-07-2005, 11:58 PM
I still think David has an intangible edge over Fed. His motivation is huge now, and there's a big chance Federer can become nervous. David doesn't need to play deep all the time. Just stay patient, focused, extremely accurate, no UE, no DF, and try to hit everything back like Nadal.
With David's crap serving, it would be difficult holding serves during the entire match, but he should at least try to be accurate in the beginning. Winning the first set would be huge. Fed is thinking about their H2H record more than he shows. He can suddenly become tight. Federer is extremely tough to beat when he plays relaxed, but I don't think he will be able to play relaxed this time. This can be a very nervous match, with a lot of breaks and mutual chances. That kind of scenario is more than possible.
If Federer, however, forgets about their H2H and stays relaxed, David will need an extra effort to step up to the next level and play an outstanding match with less UE, and good serving. Otherwise he will lose in 3 or 4. But I don't think Fed is that superhuman, so my final prediction is David in 5.

Kiank
09-08-2005, 04:07 PM
Matt Cronin at usopen.org predicts Fed winning in 4. He says Nalbandian didn't win a Slam yet because of injuries and because he tends to loose his head in big matches. I hope David keeps his brain together this time!

jazz_girl
09-08-2005, 04:58 PM
I just heard David talking about tonight's match, and he was very relaxed but excited at the same time. In fact, he looked like he really wanted to play the match, but he didn't want to say too many things. In a way, he even calmed the journalist down a little :lol:

Kiank
09-08-2005, 07:55 PM
I just heard David talking about tonight's match, and he was very relaxed but excited at the same time. In fact, he looked like he really wanted to play the match, but he didn't want to say too many things. In a way, he even calmed the journalist down a little :lol:
Looks like a right attitude to me. He needs to be relaxed, and I hope Fed will not! We'll see in 3 hours.

sigmagirl91
09-08-2005, 09:48 PM
I hope David does win, but I will not be disappointed if he doesn't.

jazz_girl
09-08-2005, 10:09 PM
I'd very much rather see him losing to the N°1 than to Hanescu, Soderling, Nieminen, or any other...You name it! :lol:

justClaudia
09-08-2005, 10:18 PM
Oh God..I always forget that he lost to Hanescu at RG..

But you're right, if he has to loose to someone, let it be the nr.1.

jazz_girl
09-08-2005, 10:23 PM
I didn't forget about it! :mad:

sigmagirl91
09-08-2005, 10:25 PM
I didn't forget about it! :mad:

Who could forget about it?

jazz_girl
09-08-2005, 10:27 PM
Losing to Feds would be a huge improvement! :lol:

sigmagirl91
09-08-2005, 10:28 PM
Losing to Feds would be a huge improvement! :lol:

:haha: You can't get any better than that!

justClaudia
09-08-2005, 10:34 PM
I didn't forget about it! :mad:


I always try to delete the bad moments from my brain :lol:

rachelzszs
09-09-2005, 03:35 AM
DONE!
Why not cheer up for the oncoming victory..
lala ..........
IT IS SOMETHING , NOT THE END SOMEHOW!

rachelzszs
09-09-2005, 03:38 AM
I always try to delete the bad moments from my brain :lol:
IDEALISTIC ;) ;) ;) :p :p