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FEDERER v NALBANDIAN: final preview

its.like.that
11-19-2005, 12:45 PM
http://www.itftennis.com/mens/players/headtohead.asp?player=30015743&opponent=10019424

1998 US Open Junior Championships FR Hard (O) D.NALBANDIAN 6-3 7-5
1998 Rado Orange Bowl Tennis Champs SF Hard (O) R.FEDERER 4-6 2-6
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
2005 U.S. Open QF Hard (O) R.FEDERER 2-6 4-6 1-6
2005 Tennis Masters Cup Carpet (I) R.FEDERER 3-6 6-2 4-6


Overall Nalbandian leads 6-5 head to head, although Federer has won the last 4 on the trot. In their last meeting on Sunday, Nalbandian was up *3-1 in the final set and had game points before going down 4-6 in the 3rd.

1sun
11-19-2005, 12:48 PM
federer in 4

RonE
11-19-2005, 12:49 PM
Roger will need to be on the very top of his game to beat David :armed:

Even so, it would be a struggle. David played much better today than Federer, there were times when Roger looked almost helpless in their RR match. It will be a function of overcoming the mental hurdles and winning the important points. I say Nalbandian in 4 sets.

sigmagirl91
11-19-2005, 12:49 PM
Nabs in five.

Exodus
11-19-2005, 12:50 PM
Roger will win tomorrow cos it's the final right :)

its.like.that
11-19-2005, 12:50 PM
should be one hell of a match.

:D

adee-gee
11-19-2005, 12:51 PM
I actually think Bandy is playing the better tennis. He's gonna have to serve well, but I fancy we could be in for an upset :D

R.Federer
11-19-2005, 12:51 PM
I hope Roge wins!!!!

1sun
11-19-2005, 12:53 PM
ad is bi

Bubba08
11-19-2005, 12:55 PM
Federer in 3

TennisGrandSlam
11-19-2005, 12:57 PM
http://www.itftennis.com/mens/players/headtohead.asp?player=30015743&opponent=10019424

1998 US Open Junior Championships FR Hard (O) D.NALBANDIAN 6-3 7-5
1998 Rado Orange Bowl Tennis Champs SF Hard (O) R.FEDERER 4-6 2-6
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
2005 U.S. Open QF Hard (O) R.FEDERER 2-6 4-6 1-6
2005 Tennis Masters Cup Carpet (I) R.FEDERER 3-6 6-2 4-6


Overall Nalbandian leads 6-5 head to head, although Federer has won the last 4 on the trot. In their last meeting on Sunday, Nalbandian was up *3-1 in the final set and had game points before going down 4-6 in the 3rd.



Official, TMC is Indoor Hard, not Carpet!

adee-gee
11-19-2005, 12:58 PM
:haha: I only just saw the poll....

adeegee is gay :rocker2:

Corey Feldman
11-19-2005, 12:58 PM
anyone noticed that in the last 3 TMC's when Fed's won his group, the 2nd placed guy in his group always makes it back to the final...
just goes to show Roger always gets the toughest draws in this tourney :(
and still wins :angel:

sigmagirl91
11-19-2005, 12:59 PM
I was going to pick one of the last two, but I realize this is a serious poll.

adee-gee
11-19-2005, 01:00 PM
I was going to pick one of the last two, but I realize this is a serious poll.
Pick adeegee is gay ;)

sigmagirl91
11-19-2005, 01:04 PM
Pick adeegee is gay ;)

Ok....adee-gee is gay. I was going to pick that anyway.

dylan24
11-19-2005, 01:04 PM
federer in 3

adee-gee
11-19-2005, 01:05 PM
Ok....adee-gee is gay. I was going to pick that anyway.
:smooch:

LLeytonRules
11-19-2005, 01:05 PM
Fed in 4 sets, i dont care if Nalby is playing well, this is a final and the last one of the year.Also Fed really wants to have that winning record versus Nalby.

sigmagirl91
11-19-2005, 01:08 PM
Fed in 4 sets, i dont care if Nalby is playing well, this is a final and the last one of the year.Also Fed really wants to have that winning record versus Nalby.

They'll be tied at 5-5; that's not a winning record.

adee-gee
11-19-2005, 01:10 PM
They'll be tied at 5-5; that's not a winning record.
:rolls:

pinky
11-19-2005, 01:12 PM
Edge to Roger, but Daveed could well end quite a bit of Roger's streaks tomorrow and it wouldn't be an upset...
I hope we see a good match at least :)

R.Federer
11-19-2005, 01:13 PM
Federer in 4, and ADG bi! ;)

landoud
11-19-2005, 01:16 PM
federer in 4

adee-gee
11-19-2005, 01:16 PM
I'm putting up a pretty good show in this poll http://yelims3.free.fr/Gay/Gay_Mariage_Garcons.gif

Fergie
11-19-2005, 01:18 PM
Roger in 4

rofe
11-19-2005, 01:36 PM
I think Roger will win this in 3. Nalby may be playing better but Roger will become Roger on Sunday and Nalby will unfortunately self-destruct on crucial points. If Nalby could not beat a rusty Roger in the first match, I don't expect too much from him in the finals.

Tatanka
11-19-2005, 01:40 PM
Federer 3-1.

bluesky_rachel
11-19-2005, 01:49 PM
David in 3.I really hope so:)

Viken01
11-19-2005, 03:01 PM
i think it depends on who win the first set, if nalby can win the first, then he has his chances, if not it'll be hard for him

but i really want and really hope david win tomorrow :) VAMOSSS

keep_er_lit!
11-19-2005, 03:15 PM
Fed to win in 4.

PaulieM
11-19-2005, 03:19 PM
They'll be tied at 5-5; that's not a winning record.
nope but it'll be one step closer.:)
i hope rogi wins, he hasn't been playing that great but hopefully he'll bring his best for the final.:)

Fedex
11-19-2005, 03:20 PM
This is going to be a great match. I see this match going to 5 sets.

sigmagirl91
11-19-2005, 03:24 PM
nope but it'll be one step closer.:)
i hope rogi wins, he hasn't been playing that great but hopefully he'll bring his best for the final.:)

I hope they both bring their best for the final.

Jimnik
11-19-2005, 03:27 PM
Roger always wins the finals of the major tournaments. Nalba always loses finals of major tournaments. Is there really any doubt about who's going to win?

Sure, Nalba could make it competitive by winning a set or two but does he really have the ability to cross the finish line? He seems to get so nervous on the big stage.

R.Federer
11-19-2005, 03:30 PM
Roger always wins the finals of the major tournaments. Nalba always loses finals of major tournaments. Is there really any doubt about who's going to win?


I hope that Roge gets the win tomorrow (matches Macenroe tour record, matches ivan 3 T.M.C record, beats muster 35-win record, sets new 25-final win record).
david used to have a great record against him, but now Roge win the last 4.
I also read that david is 0-4 against No.1 (0-2 against hewit, 0-2 against Roge)

HOPP ROGE!!!!

ugotlobbed
11-19-2005, 03:32 PM
WHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO THE FINAL WEVE ALL BEEN WAITING FOR!!!!!!!! ALLEEEEEEEE!!!!!

mickymouse
11-19-2005, 03:34 PM
Adeegee has collected more votes than Nalbandian...interesting statistic.

adee-gee
11-19-2005, 03:38 PM
Adeegee has collected more votes than Nalbandian...interesting statistic.
http://yelims2.free.fr/Fete/Danseuse02.gif http://yelims2.free.fr/Fete/Danseuse01.gif http://yelims2.free.fr/Fete/Danseuse03.gif

http://yelims2.free.fr/Fete/Danseurvert.gif http://yelims2.free.fr/Fete/DanseurBleu.gif http://yelims2.free.fr/Fete/DanseurRouge.gif

Dirk
11-19-2005, 03:42 PM
I voted Adam is Bi only because I know Carla would keep him a little straight. :p

adelaide
11-19-2005, 03:43 PM
Adeegee has collected more votes than Nalbandian...interesting statistic.
:rolls:

adee-gee
11-19-2005, 03:46 PM
I voted Adam is Bi only because I know Carla would keep him a little straight. :p
:haha:

lucashg
11-19-2005, 04:06 PM
So much is at stake for Roger tomorrow, he has faced big pressures before but that's certainly a must-win situation. Fortunately, these situations seem to help him focus on the match and let him play his best, so hopefully this will be the case tomorrow where he'll make those patches of good form he has showed in his previous matches in consistent play throughout the match to win it beautifully.

Nalbandian is playing well, so he definitely has a big chance if Roger comes up sloppy or inconsistent.

I hope it's a competitive match, but ends up with Roger winning it. I think he will, in 4 or even 3 sets.

Lee
11-19-2005, 04:09 PM
I break the tie, Adeegee, and make it 15-14. :devil:

I don't know why but I pick Nalby in 5.

NYCtennisfan
11-19-2005, 04:12 PM
Adeegee has collected more votes than Nalbandian...interesting statistic.

LOL!

aftermatch
11-19-2005, 04:24 PM
who is adeegee? :wavey: is he hot at you know where? :p

tenniswiz
11-19-2005, 05:32 PM
Roger all the way!!!!!!! However, Nalbandian might give him a tiny bit of trouble and win one set, but Mr. Federer will pretty much pound him in the last 4th set, just like in the US Open final vs. Agassi. So, yeah I am ready for another out of this world performance by the king!!!!!!! :worship:
By the way, who is adeegee? :confused:

sigmagirl91
11-19-2005, 05:39 PM
The gay guy. ;)

Rogiman
11-19-2005, 05:44 PM
Federer in 4, losing the 2nd.

Merton
11-19-2005, 06:06 PM
Federer in 5, losing the 2nd and 4th.

DrJules
11-19-2005, 06:47 PM
If David plays positively and moves forward to the net when he gets good opportunities he can win. Otherwise it has to be Roger. In their first match at one point David had won 9 out of 12 games playing attacking tennis. A long match may favour David's superior fitness.

Pick Roger, but expect close match.

jazz_girl
11-19-2005, 06:56 PM
Who knows!! But I hope David! :)

Mechlan
11-19-2005, 08:23 PM
It appears that David is playing better going into the final, which, given his game and past history with Federer, definitely puts him in good position to take the match. But at the end of the day, David is still David and Roger is still Roger, and that means the opposite outcome is just more likely.

El Legenda
11-19-2005, 08:25 PM
6-4 6-3 6-3 Roger

El Legenda
11-19-2005, 08:26 PM
i went with Adeegee is gay

pete25
11-19-2005, 09:42 PM
Federer in 3. No doubt about it unless he retires from the match.
And some people still think Nalbandian can beat Roger !!! I think they should watch the match between the two at the US Open this year.
I'd rather not be in Nalbandian's place.
Go Roger!

enqvistfan
11-19-2005, 09:51 PM
Federer in three sets

Phunkadelicious
11-19-2005, 09:57 PM
Adee-gee is gay :D

Galaxystorm
11-19-2005, 10:22 PM
I pick for Adee-gee is bisexual , i mean he goes to bed with Paul and Henri at the same time ;) . Unluckily i don't see no option in the poll saying " Adee-gee is lesbian " :shrug: because i was thinking in him and Andy Murray lying on a bed both wearing their kilts and giving each other affection :)

Final score : 3-1 for men , i mean at the end of 2005 he will have gone to bed with 3 men and only 1 girl :cool:

musefanatic
11-19-2005, 10:31 PM
Adeegee is gay i voted for! :)

Seriously, I think Fed in straights, no question.

RogiFan88
11-19-2005, 10:33 PM
If it goes 5, it definitely favours Nalby over Rogi, so if Rogi is to win this again for the third straight year, he has to win in 3 or 4.

I just want a good match. ;)

DrJules
11-19-2005, 10:37 PM
Will David Nalbandian do an Amelie Mauresmo. Maybe its destiny. :angel:

RogiFan88
11-19-2005, 10:39 PM
David is peaking at the right time, that's for sure, and he knows Rogi is not 100%.

flyingmachine
11-19-2005, 10:52 PM
Federer of course. :angel:

musefanatic
11-19-2005, 11:04 PM
I don't want too good a match seen as i can't see it!! lol :)

garylanders
11-20-2005, 12:55 AM
Nalbs in 5

Denaon
11-20-2005, 02:00 AM
Nalbandian in 5.................Go David!!!

Flibbertigibbet
11-20-2005, 02:36 AM
I don't particularly enjoy voting on Federer matches - a bit of superstition in that regard - though I think this match is going to be quite tight, whoever wins.

I did have a dream, however, a couple nights before the Nalbandian-Ljubicic match. It was the first dream that I can remember that I've had involving tennis. The dream was fuzzy, but I believe I saw a scoreboard or scoreline or something to that effect, and Federer had lost to somebody (I thought it was Nalbandian when I woke up, though I'm not totally sure now) in four sets, the fourth set - I believe - being a tiebreak. Of course, I also faintly recall a 9-7 set in there (maybe 7-5?), which would be impossible in this final, and I don't think you're supposed to be able to read coherently in your dreaming stage. The strange thing is, I cannot remember if I ever saw either of the players in my dream, or anything other than the scoreline (either it was the scoreline or me realizing that it was the scoreline of a match, if you know what I mean), but yet I vividly remember that I woke up once or twice that night, thinking that Federer had lost and feeling upset.

Wow, that was a convoluted mess, but I had to get it out. I just hope that the dream (or nightmare, depending on your perspective) doesn't come true any time soon, especially not tomorrow. :eek:

Art&Soul
11-20-2005, 02:36 AM
Go ROGELIO, 3 or 4 no matter :angel:

roddick#1tome
11-20-2005, 02:39 AM
just like last time they play, federer will dominate with 1 set where he will be sloppy enough to let nabadian win. but i think federer's gonna be sharper this time around because last time he didn't play much and lack match time and his ankle prob bothering him... (hope it goes away)

rofe
11-20-2005, 02:43 AM
I don't particularly enjoy voting on Federer matches - a bit of superstition in that regard - though I think this match is going to be quite tight, whoever wins.

I did have a dream, however, a couple nights before the Nalbandian-Ljubicic match. It was the first dream that I can remember that I've had involving tennis. The dream was fuzzy, but I believe I saw a scoreboard or scoreline or something to that effect, and Federer had lost to somebody (I thought it was Nalbandian when I woke up, though I'm not totally sure now) in four sets, the fourth set - I believe - being a tiebreak. Of course, I also faintly recall a 9-7 set in there (maybe 7-5?), which would be impossible in this final, and I don't think you're supposed to be able to read coherently in your dreaming stage. The strange thing is, I cannot remember if I ever saw either of the players in my dream, or anything other than the scoreline (either it was the scoreline or me realizing that it was the scoreline of a match, if you know what I mean), but yet I vividly remember that I woke up once or twice that night, thinking that Federer had lost and feeling upset.

Wow, that was a convoluted mess, but I had to get it out. I just hope that the dream (or nightmare, depending on your perspective) doesn't come true any time soon, especially not tomorrow. :eek:

:topic: My understanding was that dreams can come true if you don't tell anyone else about them but since you have - to a lot of people - with your post, don't worry about it. ;)

lunahielo
11-20-2005, 02:49 AM
Go Rogi....just win it!!
:)

Flibbertigibbet
11-20-2005, 02:51 AM
:topic: My understanding was that dreams can come true if you don't tell anyone else about them but since you have - to a lot of people - with your post, don't worry about it. ;)

Here's to that theory! :drink:

its.like.that
11-20-2005, 01:23 PM
wow

rofe
11-20-2005, 01:25 PM
Here's to that theory! :drink:

How true! You can only get drunk since that theory can be just thrown out of the window now.

RogiFan88
11-21-2005, 04:57 PM
If it goes 5, it definitely favours Nalby over Rogi, so if Rogi is to win this again for the third straight year, he has to win in 3 or 4.

I just want a good match. ;)

Yep, tough, long 5-setter -- Nalby the winner.

Well done, David, well done! ;) You finally won a big title, you have played amazing tennis in Shanghai to win it, beating the No 1 player and two in-form guys. Congratulations!

sergiodc
11-22-2005, 10:11 AM
LMAO!!! :D

Roger always wins the finals of the major tournaments. Nalba always loses finals of major tournaments. Is there really any doubt about who's going to win?

Sure, Nalba could make it competitive by winning a set or two but does he really have the ability to cross the finish line? He seems to get so nervous on the big stage.

spooky105
11-22-2005, 09:46 PM
hahahhahah

adeegee is gay

ugotlobbed
11-23-2005, 01:49 AM
i just watched nalbandian federer final.......and federer was actually up 6-5 in the fifth...i mean he was playing really badly and almost won...that said something......i mean nalbandian played incredible today...but if federer had played up par...and was fit...g g no re