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Nalbandian First and Single "Argentine" Winner of Masters Cup!!!

Gigan
11-19-2005, 07:29 PM
Nalbandian First Argentine Finalist in 31 Years
(may be because he is not an original Argentine? ;) )
David is the second player, whom i support.
Go David! Do it win Masters Cup 2005!
http://www.masters-cup.com/en/players/photogallery/photos/2005-11-19/f_pic-11-19-05-n02-g.jpg

Nalbandian reaches his first finale final.

David Nalbandian (audio) posted a 6-0, 7-5 defeat of Nikolay Davydenko Saturday to move into the Tennis Masters Cup 2005 final Sunday against Roger Federer.

Argentine Nalbandian is a rare species in tennis - one of the few players with a winning record (5-4) against the hottest hand in the game.

With Federer crushing Nalbandian's compatriot Gaston Gaudio 6-0, 6-0 in the semis, the Swiss is well-set for a run at his third consecutive Tennis Masters Cup trophy.

Nalbandian gave him trouble in a Red group match at the start of the week at the new Qi Zhong tennis center and will be hoping to buck the odds against the winner of 11 titles this season.

Nalbandian started out a tear against Davydenko, the fifth seed. The No. 8 Argentine produced a love opening set which took just 25 minutes.

Davydenko committed 13 errors to all but give it away.

But Russian resistance stiffened in the second, with that set going on serve until Davydenko grabbed a 4-2 lead. But a Nalbandian fight back with two more breaks secured success.

The Argentine served out the victory in just under 90 minutes, striking 21 winners and limiting his errors to a mere 13.

Davydenko got one look at a break point against the eight seed, converting it in the second set. But 29 unforced errors was a major weight on his game.

Nalbandian broke on five of ten chances; he becomes the first Argentine to reach the final for 31 years, since Guillermo Vilas won the Masters title in 1974.
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:wavey:Andre Agassi forever :wavey:

Gigan
11-19-2005, 07:33 PM
1st Federer, R. 1345
2nd Nadal, R. 953
3rd Roddick, A. 617
4th Hewitt, L. 498
5th Davydenko, N. 478
6th Agassi, A. 455
7th Coria, G. 438
8th Ljubicic, I. 436
9th Nalbandian, D. 424
10th Gaudio, G. 410

After Shanghai SFs



I was right guys in my predictions:
only David Nalbandian
can modify this table and move Andre one
position down;
and first time in my life
I wish that it happens:
I like David win tomorrow!

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:wavey: Andre Agassi forever :wavey:

Gigan
11-20-2005, 12:05 PM
http://us.news3.yimg.com/us.i2.yimg.com/p/rids/20051120/i/r459330426.jpg

David Nalbandian!!!!

David bet Federer in the Final:
6-7, 6-7, 6-2, 6-1, 7-6
Dream Final, guys!!!
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:wavey: Andre Agassi forever :wavey:

Gigan
11-20-2005, 12:07 PM
I was right guys in my predictions:
only David Nalbandian
can modify this table and move Andre one
position down;
and first time in my life
I wish that it happens:
I like David win tomorrow!



Sorry for the Andre's place.
But, I think Andre also glad for David's win!!!
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:wavey: Andre Agassi forever :wavey:

yoguis
11-20-2005, 12:14 PM
Bravo David!

Gigan
11-20-2005, 03:06 PM
Sometime ago I did inform you
who will be the best player after Andre?
I was right: after Andre will be David Nalbandian!
He will continue Andre's job (i hope so)!
Yes he is a Rising Star, he beat nr 1:

http://us.news3.yimg.com/us.i2.yimg.com/p/rids/20051120/i/r4281146161.jpg



Sorry for Andre that he could not play and
win this time.
Hope to see him soon in Australia in January 2006.

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:wavey: Andre Agassi forever :wavey:

Gigan
11-20-2005, 03:11 PM
http://us.news3.yimg.com/us.i2.yimg.com/p/rids/20051120/i/r2346226933.jpg

Final 2005 ranking results:
1st Federer, R. 1345
2nd Nadal, R. 953
3rd Roddick, A. 617
4th Hewitt, L. 498
5th Davydenko, N. 478
6th Nalbandian, D. 474
7th Agassi, A. 455
8th Coria, G. 438
9th Ljubicic, I. 436
10th Gaudio, G. 410

my guys are always near each to other ;)
Go 7 places higher, Andre!


Sorry for Andre that he could not play and
win this time.
Hope to see him soon in Australia in January 2006.

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:wavey: Andre Agassi forever :wavey:

Gigan
11-20-2005, 03:31 PM
Nalbandian First "Argentine" Winner of Masters Cup
(because he is not an original Argentine!!! ;) )
David is the second player, whom i support.
Go David! Do it win Masters Cup 2005!
http://www.masters-cup.com/en/players/photogallery/photos/2005-11-19/f_pic-11-19-05-n02-g.jpg

Nalbandian reaches his first finale final.

David Nalbandian (audio) posted a 6-0, 7-5 defeat of Nikolay Davydenko Saturday to move into the Tennis Masters Cup 2005 final Sunday against Roger Federer.

Argentine Nalbandian is a rare species in tennis - one of the few players with a winning record (5-4) against the hottest hand in the game.

With Federer crushing Nalbandian's compatriot Gaston Gaudio 6-0, 6-0 in the semis, the Swiss is well-set for a run at his third consecutive Tennis Masters Cup trophy.

Nalbandian gave him trouble in a Red group match at the start of the week at the new Qi Zhong tennis center and will be hoping to buck the odds against the winner of 11 titles this season.

Nalbandian started out a tear against Davydenko, the fifth seed. The No. 8 Argentine produced a love opening set which took just 25 minutes.

Davydenko committed 13 errors to all but give it away.

But Russian resistance stiffened in the second, with that set going on serve until Davydenko grabbed a 4-2 lead. But a Nalbandian fight back with two more breaks secured success.

The Argentine served out the victory in just under 90 minutes, striking 21 winners and limiting his errors to a mere 13.

Davydenko got one look at a break point against the eight seed, converting it in the second set. But 29 unforced errors was a major weight on his game.

Nalbandian broke on five of ten chances; he becomes the first Argentine to reach the final for 31 years, since Guillermo Vilas won the Masters title in 1974.


http://us.news3.yimg.com/us.i2.yimg.com/p/afp/20051120/capt.sge.hai36.201105162635.photo00.photo.default-263x384.jpg

yeh, i should update this thread!
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:wavey:Andre Agassi forever :wavey:

varar
11-20-2005, 04:38 PM
It is fantastic.

Bravo David.

David Nalbandian = Andre Agassian

Congrat to ALL

Gigan
11-20-2005, 05:58 PM
SINGLES FINAL REVIEW
November 20, 2005

Nalbandian Upsets Federer to Claim Crown

http://www.masters-cup.com/en/players/photogallery/photos/2005-11-20/f_pic-11-20-05-n05-g.jpg http://www.masters-cup.com/en/players/photogallery/photos/2005-11-20/f_pic-11-20-05-n06-g.jpg
look on federer guys...
Nalbandian celebrates his title win.


David Nalbandian scored a stunning upset of two-time champion Roger Federer 6-7 (4-7), 6-7 (11-13), 6-2, 6-1, 7-6 (7-3) to end the Swiss player's two-year reign as champion at the Tennis Masters Cup Sunday.

Nalbandian claimed the biggest win of his career in a tiebreaker after four hours, 33 minutes. Federer had won his last 24 finals and 35 straight matches.

He had been seeking a third straight trophy at the year-end event, playing his first tournament since an ankle injury six weeks ago.

Nalbandian, who won a Mercedes CLK convertible and $1.4 million, praised Federer, his longtime rival from junior days. The Argentine will stand sixth in the final ATP rankings for 2005.


http://www.masters-cup.com/global/styles/tmc/graphics/tmc_topbanner.jpg

Final Ranking for 2005
1st Federer,*R. 1345
2nd Nadal,*R. 953
3rd Roddick,*A. 617
4th Hewitt,*L. 498
5th Davydenko,*N. 478
6th Nalbandian,*D. 474
7th Agassi,*A. 455
8th Coria,*G. 438
9th Ljubicic,*I. 436
10th Gaudio,*G. 410

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:wavey: Andre Agassi forever :wavey:

jole
11-20-2005, 07:09 PM
Vamos.

Gigan
11-20-2005, 07:54 PM
Vamos.

Hi Jole!
I do not see Andre anymore in your support list...???

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:wavey: Andre Agassi forever :wavey:

jole
11-20-2005, 07:59 PM
Hi Jole!
I do not see Andre anymore in your support list...???

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:wavey: Andre Agassi forever :wavey:

Agassian is forever in my heart. He is too good for support lists on the internet.

Gigan
11-20-2005, 08:15 PM
Agassian is forever in my heart. He is too good for support lists on the internet.

anyway, better to bring him back...
he will like it :wavey:


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:wavey: Andre Agassi forever :wavey:

Gigan
11-20-2005, 10:06 PM
i wonder, did Andre watch that final?
I think yes!

Andre could learn a lot from David's play
how to beat federer in 2006!
Common Andre, we are waiting for you
winning in Australia 2006, and everywere else
in 2006!...

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:wavey: Andre Agassi forever :wavey:

Gigan
11-20-2005, 10:10 PM
It's the best moment of my life, says Nalbandian



SHANGHAI (AFP) - David Nalbandian was celebrating the best moment of his life after upsetting world number one Roger Federer to win the Masters Cup final.



Nalbandian also said he was "lucky" to win the see-sawing final after going two sets down against the world number one on Sunday.

"Of course," said the Argentine when asked if it was his happiest moment.

"More important is the way that I won. It's really incredible to play this kind of match in a final against the number one in the world. He didn't lose many matches in the year so it's really important."
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:wavey: Andre Agassi forever :wavey:

Gigan
11-21-2005, 02:33 AM
I have watched that match second time...
second time, when you know the score, it is much easier, fans ;)

David is unbelievable,
his double-hand return is a Special Weapon,
yeha, he is like a Gladiator there...
It was really Nice! Go David!

I wish our Andre best 2006 year with lot of wins
and great pleasure to us, fans :wavey:

By the way, Andre planned to play some show-matches in December,
Is that show still actual? Is it still in his plan? Who knows, tell us...
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:wavey:Andre Agassi forever :wavey:

deyaa
11-21-2005, 03:32 AM
Iam glad David won...
I like Federer..but this time i need someone else win..too bad this time also the winner also took Andre's rank as well..

Gigan
11-21-2005, 11:05 AM
Iam glad David won...
I like Federer..but this time i need someone else win..too bad this time also the winner also took Andre's rank as well..

I also hoped that Andre would win that title!!!

i think he did not play long time and was not ready
for the last 2005 competition :(
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:wavey: Andre Agassi forever :wavey:

Gigan
11-21-2005, 09:02 PM
Boosted by David Nalbandian's epic win at Tennis Masters Cup Shanghai, ...

Nice words? Read about this here, guys:

http://www.menstennisforums.com/showthread.php?t=61161

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:wavey: Andre Agassi forever :wavey:

MisterQ
11-24-2005, 05:08 AM
I finally watched this match. David is such an intelligent player. He makes great decisions out there! And his feel is remarkable. :cool:

Gigan
11-24-2005, 10:17 AM
I finally watched this match. David is such an intelligent player. He makes great decisions out there! And his feel is remarkable. :cool:

Nice that you like it... :wavey:
wish David play so stable everytime.


It was also a sweet revenge.
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:wavey: Andre Agassi forever :wavey:

Gigan
11-26-2005, 12:48 AM
David Nalbandian finished 2005 by Nr3 -
finacially ;)

1. Roger Federer $6,137,018
2. Rafael Nadal 3,874,751
3. David Nalbandian 2,183,486
4. Andy Roddick 1,798,635
5. Andre Agassi 1,629,596

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:wavey: Andre Agassi forever :wavey:

Gigan
11-28-2005, 10:02 PM
Nalbandian's ready for his close-up

By Scott Riley, Tennis Editor

Philadelphia, PA (Sports Network) - After shocking the mighty Roger Federer for the biggest win of his career in the Masters Cup final two weeks ago, gritty Argentine David Nalbandian would now like to start winning some Grand Slam hardware on the ATP.

Nalbandian has always been a quality player on the tour, but he had yet to produce that huge victory, despite owning a winning record against the amazing Federer.

Currently a career-high No. 6 in the world, Nalbandian's previous best big- time result was a runner-up finish to Aussie Lleyton Hewitt at Wimbledon 2002.

The 5-foot-11 return of serve guru has, however, produced some fairly consistent results at the Slams, especially this year, going 15-4 at the majors, including trips to the quarterfinals at the Australian Open, Wimbledon and U.S. Open. Oddly enough, the Argentine star, who grew up on hard and clay courts in Cordoba, is a super 13-3 on the grass courts at Wimbledon and has reached at least the fourth round in all three of his trips to the venerable All England Club, including the '02 title bout.

Nalbandian, who will turn 24 on New Year's Day, has secured only four titles (in 11 finals) on the ATP, with the biggest one coming in Shanghai, where David outlasted Goliath (Federer) in an epic five-setter at the spanking-new Qi Zhong Stadium after dropping the first two sets via tiebreaks against the supreme Swiss.

The amazing victory halted the Argentine's personal four-match losing streak at the hands of Federer, who had beaten Nalbandian in round-robin play just seven days earlier at the lucrative season-ending tournament. Federer had won four straight against the gaucho (from 2003-05) after Nalbandian captured their first five career meetings on the circuit (from 2002-03). And just about every time the two stars lock horns it comes at a big event, with nine of their 10 clashes coming at Grand Slams, the Masters Cup or Masters Series tourneys.

Is Nalbandian now prepared to make his breakthrough at a major?

He's reached a trio of quarterfinals in Melbourne; he's been a semifinalist at Roland Garros; he appeared in the Wimby finale three years ago; and landed in a U.S. Open semi in 2003.

I'd say he's been knockin' on the door.

Nalbandian's a solid 49-16 for his career at the Slams and is clearly a threat on any surface, whether it be hardcourt, clay or grass.

FYI, as good as the tenacious Nalbandian has been, he was a pedestrian 8-8 at Masters Series events in '05.

As a junior, a promising Nalbandian compiled outstanding results, including a victory over Federer in a U.S. Open final.

How 'bout that!

When Nalbandian stunned Federer in Shanghai two weeks back, he halted the Swiss' overall 35-match winning streak; stopped the Fed's 14-match winning string at the Masters Cup; and prevented the Swiss from capturing a 25th straight victory in a final. Federer (81-4) was also trying to tie John McEnroe's record 82-3 season from back in 1984.

Originally, the six-year-pro Nalbandian failed to qualify for Shanghai, but due to a rash of withdrawals, specifically one by Andy Roddick, the Argentine was able to join the elite eight-man fray. The Wimbledon runner-up Roddick was joined on the Masters Cup sidelines by French Open champion Rafael Nadal, the Aussie Open runner-up Hewitt, Aussie Open titlist Marat Safin and U.S. Open finalist Andre Agassi, who played, and lost, one match in Shanghai before pulling out with an injury.

Nalbandian, who has often battled injuries in his young career, can be a mainstay in the top five is he can remain healthy. But that's a big if. He's been a consistent member of the top 10 over the last three years, finishing ninth in 2004 and eighth in 2003.

The scrappy Nalbandian has certainly shot to the top of the strong pack of Argentines, which includes fellow top-50 members such as 2004 French Open champion Gaston Gaudio, '04 Roland Garros runner-up Guillermo Coria, 2005 French Open finalist Mariano Puerta, as well as sluggers like Juan Ignacio Chela and Jose Acasuso.

Nalbandian received a hero's welcome last week, as he was escorted by a caravan to his birth city of Unquillo, which is located in the Cordoban mountains.

"This victory is for you," he said. "The people always accompany me and, for that, I am eternally grateful to Unquillo and all the Argentines who support me."

Cordoban governor José Manuel de la Sota paid a visit and said: "We have a grand master who is called David Nalbandian."

Grand master might be pushing it a bit, but Nalbandian will certainly savor his most-recent performance until the 2006 season gets underway in January.

11/28 15:54:43 ET

tangerine_dream
11-29-2005, 07:49 PM
Is the Nalbandian forum closed?

Gigan
11-30-2005, 07:37 AM
Is the Nalbandian forum closed?
AGASSI <---> FEDERERHEWITTNADALRODDICKSANTORO

Use my advice:
Put David Nalbandian there <--->
as Nr2!
tomorrow you'll be late ;)

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:wavey: Andre Agassi forever :wavey:

Andre forever
12-16-2005, 12:29 PM
David Nalbandian finished 2005 by Nr3 -
finacially ;)

1. Roger Federer $6,137,018
2. Rafael Nadal 3,874,751
3. David Nalbandian 2,183,486
4. Andy Roddick 1,798,635
5. Andre Agassi 1,629,596

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:wavey: Andre Agassi forever :wavey:


im glad andre's still # 5 :wavey:

Gigan
12-16-2005, 03:27 PM
im glad andre's still # 5 :wavey:

if no injury, Andre would be Nr 3 in 2005!

Andre forever
12-16-2005, 04:08 PM
if no injury, Andre would be Nr 3 in 2005!

accccccckkk yah i bet.. too bad tho.. but its okey..i still love him even in 5 place :worship:

Gigan
12-20-2005, 05:41 PM
i watched new relatively long interview with David,
and videos on Sport channel, unfortnatelly did not record it... :(
He is OK and ready for fight for Grand Slams! :wavey:

We wish him and Andre good luck in 2006!

tangerine_dream
12-20-2005, 07:14 PM
http://www.menstennisforums.com/forumdisplay.php?f=170

Gigan
12-20-2005, 07:18 PM
http://www.menstennisforums.com/forumdisplay.php?f=170

"Gigan, you do not have permission to access this page.
This could be due to one of several reasons:
Your user account may not have sufficient privileges
to access this page. Are you trying to edit someone
else's post, access administrative features or some
other privileged system?
If you are trying to post, the administrator may
have disabled your account, or it may be awaiting activation."


Their moderator wants own David alone ;) ;) ;)

tangerine_dream
12-21-2005, 03:12 PM
LOL. Is there a reason you got banned from the Nalbandian forum, Gigan? :aplot:

That kinda sucks, being banned from a players forum that you're a fan of. :lol:

AgassiDomination
12-21-2005, 03:25 PM
LOL. Is there a reason you got banned from the Nalbandian forum, Gigan? :aplot:

That kinda sucks, being banned from a players forum that you're a fan of. :lol:


:haha:

Gigan
01-15-2006, 05:23 PM
Australian Open 2006 starts soon!
Unfortunately Andre will skip it.

I will support second my favorite player David Nalbandian there!
Hope he will achieve maximum possible as in Master's Cup 2005:

Hope David will win AO 2006 !!!