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justClaudia
01-26-2006, 11:26 AM
me neither...I can't see why she has to scream :rolleyes: ...and really in her last few matches her bad footwork has been very obviousl...she is just too tall :eek:

She's gigantic! :eek:

Viken01
01-26-2006, 11:26 AM
i have to go to school soon but i'm so nervous i don't want to miss the end of this match !!!!

sophia_c
01-26-2006, 11:26 AM
Yuri in trouble? What happened?


He was shouting out...coaching

sophia_c
01-26-2006, 11:27 AM
I´m preparing everything to jump from the balcony in 30 minutes :)
It was a pleasure guys :wavey: :sad:

Don't do it..its not worth it..its just a game :haha:

sigmagirl91
01-26-2006, 11:27 AM
I think they're back on court.....

justClaudia
01-26-2006, 11:27 AM
He was shouting out...coaching

He always did that... :rolleyes:

Viken01
01-26-2006, 11:27 AM
but that's why i love tennis so much ;) you never know what can happen !!!

bluesky_rachel
01-26-2006, 11:28 AM
no matter what the result might be,david has tried his best and I'm really proud of him!Lets not blame on him!
David u will be my favorite forever!

Björki
01-26-2006, 11:28 AM
I have to leave for an hour or so.... :( :(

Please DAvid win

*Elsie*
01-26-2006, 11:29 AM
I´m preparing everything to jump from the balcony in 30 minutes :)
It was a pleasure guys :wavey: :sad::wavey:

sigmagirl91
01-26-2006, 11:29 AM
Come on, David.

gooner88
01-26-2006, 11:29 AM
agree, his latest two serving games were broken all because of his errors.....

I know, I know. :mad:
That game at 4-2 in particular was a shocker.
Anyway what's done is done.

All I can say is good luck Nalbo, you're gonna need it.

sophia_c
01-26-2006, 11:29 AM
I just watched Kim Clijsters....its a sad thing..she then had to go to the press on crutches...sad

sophia_c
01-26-2006, 11:30 AM
They will be back on soon..the lines people are out

jazz_girl
01-26-2006, 11:30 AM
Screamapova....and Justine...the replay here. :rolleyes:
same here, but I just heard the players are back in court

fini
01-26-2006, 11:30 AM
David,hang on!!!!

novanora
01-26-2006, 11:30 AM
no matter what the result might be,david has tried his best
he can play the 5th set better....and his should-be-marvelous returning today is just so so....

sigmagirl91
01-26-2006, 11:31 AM
I know, I know. :mad:
That game at 4-2 in particular was a shocker.
Anyway what's done is done.

All I can say is good luck Nalbo, you're gonna need it.

After being 30-0 up, yes that was a shocker!!!

*Elsie*
01-26-2006, 11:31 AM
I just watched Kim Clijsters....its a sad thing..she then had to go to the press on crutches...sadPoor Kim :sad:

justClaudia
01-26-2006, 11:31 AM
I just watched Kim Clijsters....its a sad thing..she then had to go to the press on crutches...sad

I'm so sorry for Kim...she's so wonderfull... :sad:
The court in now ready...

sophia_c
01-26-2006, 11:31 AM
they are on their way...vamos David

Viken01
01-26-2006, 11:31 AM
nalby and baghdatis are on their way back to the court ! VAMOS DAVID !

sigmagirl91
01-26-2006, 11:32 AM
he can play the 5th set better....and his should-be-marvelous returning today is just so so....

Yeah...but having a two-set lead and the momentum in the fifth.....David should have put the foot down and run away with it.

sigmagirl91
01-26-2006, 11:32 AM
Alright....come on, David!!!

Allaner
01-26-2006, 11:32 AM
Come on!!!U can Do it!!!

novanora
01-26-2006, 11:32 AM
I know, I know. :mad:
That game at 4-2 in particular was a shocker.
Anyway what's done is done.

All I can say is good luck Nalbo, you're gonna need it.
if he can hold that one when 4-2, he had almost won it.....

sophia_c
01-26-2006, 11:33 AM
vamos...c'mon David...

Viken01
01-26-2006, 11:33 AM
VAMOSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSsssssssssss DAVID VAMOSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSsssssss

sigmagirl91
01-26-2006, 11:33 AM
if he can hold that one when 4-2, he had almost won it.....

Yeah....

sophia_c
01-26-2006, 11:33 AM
no warm up

sigmagirl91
01-26-2006, 11:33 AM
Come on!!!

jazz_girl
01-26-2006, 11:33 AM
they're back now and warming up

sophia_c
01-26-2006, 11:33 AM
no..a 2 minute warm up

Viken01
01-26-2006, 11:33 AM
a little warm up

jazz_girl
01-26-2006, 11:33 AM
2 minutes to warm up

gooner88
01-26-2006, 11:34 AM
A 2 minute warm up.

bluesky_rachel
01-26-2006, 11:34 AM
VAMOSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS

Gooooooooooodddddddddddddd luccccccccccccckkkkkkkk

novanora
01-26-2006, 11:34 AM
They back to the court again

justClaudia
01-26-2006, 11:35 AM
Is lau still with us? I was wondering....:lol:

sophia_c
01-26-2006, 11:36 AM
ten minutes to lift off from the balcony

sigmagirl91
01-26-2006, 11:37 AM
They're back on court again....

jazz_girl
01-26-2006, 11:37 AM
here we go
Baghdatis 15-15

sigmagirl91
01-26-2006, 11:37 AM
Come on, David!!! Try to break back!!!!

Still 15-15

sigmagirl91
01-26-2006, 11:38 AM
Alright....
15-15

jazz_girl
01-26-2006, 11:38 AM
fault
30-15 UE

sigmagirl91
01-26-2006, 11:38 AM
30-15...damn it!!!
Get back even!!!

jazz_girl
01-26-2006, 11:38 AM
30-30 backhand winner

sophia_c
01-26-2006, 11:38 AM
30-30...brilliant...

jazz_girl
01-26-2006, 11:39 AM
fault
40-30 long return

sophia_c
01-26-2006, 11:39 AM
match point

sigmagirl91
01-26-2006, 11:39 AM
30-30...yes, come on!!! Get to bp!!!

gooner88
01-26-2006, 11:39 AM
BH long from Nalbo 30-15
BH winner 30-30
SHIT BH from Nalbo 40-30

sigmagirl91
01-26-2006, 11:39 AM
Come ooooooooooonnnnnnn!!!!

sophia_c
01-26-2006, 11:39 AM
deuce

sigmagirl91
01-26-2006, 11:39 AM
MP

jazz_girl
01-26-2006, 11:39 AM
deuce UE shit that was close!

Viken01
01-26-2006, 11:39 AM
DEUCE VAMOS !

sigmagirl91
01-26-2006, 11:39 AM
Get it to deuce!!!

sigmagirl91
01-26-2006, 11:40 AM
I hate the s/b!!!
Deuce....yes!!!

Get the AD!!!

fini
01-26-2006, 11:40 AM
great!!

jazz_girl
01-26-2006, 11:40 AM
fault
ad Baghdatis FE

gooner88
01-26-2006, 11:40 AM
BH out from Baghdatis 40-40
Nalbo FH into net Ad Baghdatis

*Elsie*
01-26-2006, 11:40 AM
matchpoint :scared:

sigmagirl91
01-26-2006, 11:40 AM
MP#2...damn it!!!

jazz_girl
01-26-2006, 11:40 AM
ace
game over

gooner88
01-26-2006, 11:41 AM
Ace GSM Baghdatis

*Elsie*
01-26-2006, 11:41 AM
:sad:

Viken01
01-26-2006, 11:41 AM
NO SHIT :(

sigmagirl91
01-26-2006, 11:41 AM
GRRR!!!

What the hell happened to David?!!!!
3-6 5-7 6-3 6-4 6-4

jazz_girl
01-26-2006, 11:41 AM
I can't believe this :mad: :sad:

sophia_c
01-26-2006, 11:42 AM
ah well..semi final..its okay...he now needs to learn to play ahead...be comfortable with it and win..he has all the weapons...he will have his time...its just a shame that it will not be a match against Roger

sigmagirl91
01-26-2006, 11:43 AM
I can't believe this :mad: :sad:

Nor can I, but all to Marcos. He played David very well. What happened to David? He was supposed to have wrapped this up in three!! He choked big time!!!

sophia_c
01-26-2006, 11:43 AM
56 unforced errors...way too much

sigmagirl91
01-26-2006, 11:44 AM
ah well..semi final..its okay...he now needs to learn to play ahead...be comfortable with it and win..he has all the weapons...he will have his time...its just a shame that it will not be a match against Roger

No, it's NOT Ok. He had a two-set lead and let it go! David really needs to think about this.

This was a grand moment for him, and once again, he failed to go through.

bluesky_rachel
01-26-2006, 11:44 AM
David:(

bluesky_rachel
01-26-2006, 11:45 AM
Now Roger plz wins the AO now
Stop this guy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:mad:

novanora
01-26-2006, 11:45 AM
:smash:

sigmagirl91
01-26-2006, 11:45 AM
I don't want to look at or think about David right now. He played very irresponsibly. He was in a winning position, and he once again, couldn't capitalize. He really needs to think hard about this.

sigmagirl91
01-26-2006, 11:45 AM
Now Roger plz wins the AO now
Stop this guy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:mad:

I don't care who wins.

justClaudia
01-26-2006, 11:46 AM
ah well..semi final..its okay...he now needs to learn to play ahead...be comfortable with it and win..he has all the weapons...he will have his time...its just a shame that it will not be a match against Roger


Marcos deserved to be honest....David had the match in his hands - he lost it, and Marcos never stoped believing it.
But you're right, he will have his time.....

gooner88
01-26-2006, 11:46 AM
What a heartbreaker. :sad:
Nalbo played a crap 5th set and deserved to lose it.
Well done to Baghdatis.
It will take a long time for Nalbo to get over that.

fini
01-26-2006, 11:47 AM
Crazy Marcos==

sophia_c
01-26-2006, 11:47 AM
No, it's NOT Ok. He had a two-set lead and let it go! David really needs to think about this.

This was a grand moment for him, and once again, he failed to go through.

No its not okay...but that is him...like it or not...but at the end of the day....would we have thought he would have had the few months he has had?...no...and it is just a game...he will be annoyed enough with himself...lets not pull him apart too

sigmagirl91
01-26-2006, 11:48 AM
Marcos deserved to be honest....David had the match in his hands - he lost it, and Marcos never stoped believing it.
But you're right, he will have his time.....

Marcos certainly did. And I said at the beginning that David had to keep his head together because this kid is tough. And once David started having one of his mental vacations, Marcos came alive.
David, see a psych!!! Today!!!

novanora
01-26-2006, 11:48 AM
No, it's NOT Ok. He had a two-set lead and let it go! David really needs to think about this.

This was a grand moment for him, and once again, he failed to go through.
He played really well in 1st set, and 2nd set at the beginning, but after Marcos broke him twice in a row in the 2nd set, the situation becomes hard. partly because Marcos was playing in the crazy mood again..just like when he played against Roddick and Ljubo, partly.....Nalby :( you played crappy in 5th set....where's the one in Shanghai final??

justClaudia
01-26-2006, 11:48 AM
Now Roger plz wins the AO now
Stop this guy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:mad:


No way!! I want Marcos to win....if he defeated David, was because David allowed him to.
Roger will probably win....but it will be wonderfull if Marcos could do it, I mean look at his ranking....it's a dream, the moment he is going trough.

sigmagirl91
01-26-2006, 11:49 AM
What a heartbreaker. :sad:
Nalbo played a crap 5th set and deserved to lose it.
Well done to Baghdatis.
It will take a long time for Nalbo to get over that.

It will....
Sorry to be chief critic here, but I'm totally disgusted at how David played in the fifth...being a break up and failing to hold serve. He needs to see a shrink ASAP about his issues.

gooner88
01-26-2006, 11:49 AM
Especially after the US Open 2003, I really can't believe this.
I really thought this was his time to step up in a big way in a Grand Slam.
Life goes on and good luck for the rest of 2006 Nalbo.

sigmagirl91
01-26-2006, 11:50 AM
No way!! I want Marcos to win....if he defeated David, was because David allowed him to.
.

Exactly.

sophia_c
01-26-2006, 11:50 AM
No way!! I want Marcos to win....if he defeated David, was because David allowed him to.
Roger will probably win....but it will be wonderfull if Marcos could do it, I mean look at his ranking....it's a dream, the moment he is going trough.#


I agree..it would be good if he could win now..but I doubt it...although there is still another semi final tomorrow...

sigmagirl91
01-26-2006, 11:50 AM
Especially after the US Open 2003, I really can't believe this.
I really thought this was his time to step up in a big way in a Grand Slam.
Life goes on and good luck for the rest of 2006 Nalbo.

Let's all say it....David lacks a killer instinct when it counts. He should have run away with this match after taking the first two sets. He shouldn't have let Marcos back in.

bluesky_rachel
01-26-2006, 11:52 AM
I don't care who wins.

I want anybody to win but Baghdatis.He really broke my heart,especailly the way he defeated David.I just can 't stand him.He wouldnt be able to bring the stupid crowd with him in every grand slam. :(

justClaudia
01-26-2006, 11:52 AM
No its not okay...but that is him...like it or not...but at the end of the day....would we have thought he would have had the few months he has had?...no...and it is just a game...he will be annoyed enough with himself...lets not pull him apart too


You're right Soph - the one here who is trully annoyed is him.
Ha had a wonderfull start this season - and he was semi-finalist in AO!
Of course we all wanted him to go further....but who more then him wanted that?

Hola Mr. SK
01-26-2006, 11:52 AM
Is he injured? :confused:

novanora
01-26-2006, 11:53 AM
What a heartbreaker. :sad:
Nalbo played a crap 5th set and deserved to lose it.
Well done to Baghdatis.
It will take a long time for Nalbo to get over that.
well, i am feeling he will become stronger :p many people just think Marcos is easy for him to walk over, but actually he is more dangerous than Ljubo or Roddick to Nalby. I would prefer Ljubo or Roddick to be the semi opponent, you will see if Federer enters the final, he will get a lot trouble too.

Nalby, AO is not your time, i still believe USO will be THE ONE. let's just take it as the practise of the GS winning.. ;) :p

sigmagirl91
01-26-2006, 11:53 AM
Is he injured? :confused:

No. Not that we know of. If he is, in all in his head.

novanora
01-26-2006, 11:54 AM
Is he injured? :confused:
nope, i don't think so....

sophia_c
01-26-2006, 11:54 AM
Well I am going now :wavey: ..I have a nice afternoon at the hospital....so I have other things to think about now....see you all later...and cheer up..its not the end of the world....and calm down Tiff...you will make yourself ill ;)

bluesky_rachel
01-26-2006, 11:55 AM
anyway,I'm going to take a shower now.
I'm really really upset.Need someone to hold me.bye all

sigmagirl91
01-26-2006, 11:55 AM
Well I am going now :wavey: ..I have a nice afternoon at the hospital....so I have other things to think about now....see you all later...and cheer up..its not the end of the world....and calm down Tiff...you will make yourself ill ;)

Nah, I'm just getting my rant out, that's all. I'll be fine in a few.

justClaudia
01-26-2006, 11:57 AM
Well I am going now :wavey: ..I have a nice afternoon at the hospital....so I have other things to think about now....see you all later...and cheer up..its not the end of the world....and calm down Tiff...you will make yourself ill ;)


It is certanly not the end of the world...the season is too big. :)

You take care, and good luck at the hospital.:hug: :wavey:

gooner88
01-26-2006, 11:58 AM
Let's all say it....David lacks a killer instinct when it counts. He should have run away with this match after taking the first two sets. He shouldn't have let Marcos back in.

You know all the Nalbo haters and critics will say this.
In the 3rd and 4th sets he was outplayed.
In the 5th he got tight and definitely choked a bit.
This was his chance and I'm sorry to say he blew it bigtime.

Crys I hope he comes back stronger aswell, but it's gonna take some time for him to get over it.

justClaudia
01-26-2006, 11:59 AM
Nah, I'm just getting my rant out, that's all. I'll be fine in a few.


Let it out Tiff....it's better not to keep anything inside.:lol:
Actually I'm trying to be cool and understand it...but I'm very upset.

novanora
01-26-2006, 12:01 PM
Crys I hope he comes back stronger aswell, but it's gonna take some time for him to get over it.
i don't know, being a fan of him for several years, he is still an unknown to me :shrug: you will never know what will happen to him in next step actually.

but i am not that sad for this lost, last year's QF lost to Hewitt in 5 sets is more hurtingn :p

justClaudia
01-26-2006, 12:02 PM
You know all the Nalbo haters and critics will say this.
In the 3rd and 4th sets he was outplayed.
In the 5th he got tight and definitely choked a bit.
This was his chance and I'm sorry to say he blew it bigtime.

Crys I hope he comes back stronger aswell, but it's gonna take some time for him to get over it.


Gooner, I could just kill you right now....:devil: Don't say that! He will have many many times in the future.....hopefully.
And that's exactly what the so called critics will say about him, they always say that. :rolleyes:

Ok my rant is over...
I'm sorry...Friends? :p

bluesky_rachel
01-26-2006, 12:03 PM
will david not win any grand slam in his career?Just wonderingi
I still believe in him no matter what!

gooner88
01-26-2006, 12:06 PM
Gooner, I could just kill you right now....:devil: Don't say that! He will have many many times in the future.....hopefully.
And that's exactly what the so called critics will say about him, they always say that. :rolleyes:

Ok my rant is over...
I'm sorry...Friends? :p

No doubt he'll have more chances, he's too good a player not to.
But in terms of the draw, the opponent and the situation in the semi, it was a golden chance to make another slam final and he didin't take it.

jazz_girl
01-26-2006, 12:06 PM
You know all the Nalbo haters and critics will say this.
In the 3rd and 4th sets he was outplayed.
In the 5th he got tight and definitely choked a bit.
This was his chance and I'm sorry to say he blew it bigtime.

Crys I hope he comes back stronger aswell, but it's gonna take some time for him to get over it.
I think I agree with you, he was too confident to get it, and it was a big shock, but what can we do about it...
I'm still mad and disappointed!

justClaudia
01-26-2006, 12:08 PM
I think I agree with you, he was too confident to get it, and it was a big shock, but what can we do about it...
I'm still mad and disappointed!

Nothing but to move on....
What his next tournament anyway?

jazz_girl
01-26-2006, 12:09 PM
No doubt he'll have more chances, he's too good a player not to.
But in terms of the draw, the opponent and the situation in the semi, it was a golden chance to make another slam final and he didin't take it.
I wanted to Ljubo to beat Baghdatis soooooo much! I was sure he was gonna win that match, however Marcos scared me a lot. These are the kind of players David doesn't like to play because he uses their mind, he frustrates them, however that wasn't Marcos' case.
I still don't believe it :sad: :mad: :sad:

jazz_girl
01-26-2006, 12:09 PM
Nothing but to move on....
What his next tournament anyway?
I think it's the DC, still a long time...

gooner88
01-26-2006, 12:10 PM
Nothing but to move on....
What his next tournament anyway?

French Open. :devil:
At this stage of his career it's all about the slams.

Hola Mr. SK
01-26-2006, 12:10 PM
Its OK. Marcos is quite a dangerous player indeed. I thought David could take this match after the 2nd set. but he let Marcos bounce back! That's sooo wrong! I know there so many crazy fans out there rooting for Marcos!That's just awful. but David should've played better.
well, there still a hell lot of GS titles for u to pull off. Good luck next time.

Silawen
01-26-2006, 12:12 PM
Great, now the entire MTF boards are convinced he's a choker, fat-ass and loser again. *glares*

I think I may have to ignore those boards again, otherwise I'll get all riled up. XD
Awesome tournament, David, good luck during your next matches.

novanora
01-26-2006, 12:19 PM
Its OK. Marcos is quite a dangerous player indeed. I thought David could take this match after the 2nd set. but he let Marcos bounce back! That's sooo wrong!

he didn't want to let Marcos bounce back....it's just the Baggy played too well at later stage of 2nd set. I have to say his returning today is much better than Nalby....

jazz_girl
01-26-2006, 12:20 PM
he didn't want to let Marcos bounce back....it's just the Baggy played too well at later stage of 2nd set. I have to say his returning today is much better than Nalby....
That's true

justClaudia
01-26-2006, 12:25 PM
Jime, get that ass in here right now, you're a mod right? - ok sorry I'm really upset now - and I promise not to go to GM any time soon....
But that Prima-donna, and that Federerthebest.....grrrrrrrrrr :fiery: :fiery:

justClaudia
01-26-2006, 12:26 PM
French Open. :devil:
At this stage of his career it's all about the slams.


DC first I believe....but he'll have some long vacations now....

jazz_girl
01-26-2006, 12:28 PM
Jime, get that ass in here right now, you're a mod right? - ok sorry I'm really upset now - and I promise not to go to GM any time soon....
But that Prima-donna, and that Federerthebest.....grrrrrrrrrr :fiery: :fiery:
I know, I feel the same :hug:

gooner88
01-26-2006, 12:28 PM
Jime, get that ass in here right now, you're a mod right? - ok sorry I'm really upset now - and I promise not to go to GM any time soon....
But that Prima-donna, and that Federerthebest.....grrrrrrrrrr :fiery: :fiery:

Don't give these idiots the time of day Claudia.
They're not real tennis fans, they're glory hunters who only support Fed because he wins. If Fed wasn't No.1 and say No.15 instead they wouldn't support him.

sigmagirl91
01-26-2006, 12:30 PM
Don't give these idiots the time of day Claudia.
They're not real tennis fans, they're glory hunters who only support Fed because he wins. If Fed wasn't No.1 and say No.15 instead they wouldn't support him.

Exactly. Stay away from them.

jazz_girl
01-26-2006, 12:31 PM
Don't give these idiots the time of day Claudia.
They're not real tennis fans, they're glory hunters who only support Fed because he wins. If Fed wasn't No.1 and say No.15 instead they wouldn't support him.
Most of them said that Roger would never win anything big in the middle of 2003 when he was losing important matches. You don't have to pay attention to all that. Remember that David won Shanghai just some weeks ago, so we can't say he's a complete choker, especially coming back from 2 sets down against Federer.
I know it's hard to see that now, but we'll see it in time. Though this lost still hurts...

sigmagirl91
01-26-2006, 12:32 PM
Great, now the entire MTF boards are convinced he's a choker, fat-ass and loser again. *glares*

I think I may have to ignore those boards again, otherwise I'll get all riled up. XD
Awesome tournament, David, good luck during your next matches.

OK, they're right in one way: David does need to get in shape. See, I said that in a nice way. Secondly, he needs a killer instinct badly. He can't keep taking those mental vacations and expect to win. Marcos made him pay for it today. Next time, David needs to come into his matches with a better mental attitude.

Silawen
01-26-2006, 12:35 PM
I wasn't saying that. Yes he needs to get and stay in shape, but that's no reason to be insulting. *shrug* I just dislike people bagging on players, since it's always going to annoy/hurt someone.

Someone who reaches the semi-final of a Grand Slam is hardly a loser.

sigmagirl91
01-26-2006, 12:38 PM
I wasn't saying that. Yes he needs to get and stay in shape, but that's no reason to be insulting. *shrug* I just dislike people bagging on players, since it's always going to annoy/hurt someone.

Someone who reaches the semi-final of a Grand Slam is hardly a loser.

You're right, but in David's case, this is not good enough. He was in a position to assume the #3 ranking and play for a GS title. Once again, he showed how choketastic he can be. This is simply unacceptable for a #4 player. Most top ten players would have seized the moment and applied more pressure. Seems to me, David doesn't have the mental fortitude to do so. Sorry, guys, but you know how I am-honest and blunt.

Björki
01-26-2006, 12:38 PM
I am really sad David lost :sad: :sad:

gooner88
01-26-2006, 12:39 PM
Most of them said that Roger would never win anything big in the middle of 2003 when he was losing important matches. You don't have to pay attention to all that. Remember that David won Shanghai just some weeks ago, so we can't say he's a complete choker, especially coming back from 2 sets down against Federer.
I know it's hard to see that now, but we'll see it in time. Though this lost still hurts...

Absolutely.
Winning Shanghai was massive for his career, because he finally won a big title. He not a shit player and a choker all of a sudden. You don't become No.4 in the world by being that.
For me anyway this is the biggest and hardest loss of his career, but he can and will bounce back.

justClaudia
01-26-2006, 12:40 PM
Don't give these idiots the time of day Claudia.
They're not real tennis fans, they're glory hunters who only support Fed because he wins. If Fed wasn't No.1 and say No.15 instead they wouldn't support him.


I'll try...but it's hard.
I never answer actually, but now I just did...couldn't help it. :mad:

jazz_girl
01-26-2006, 12:42 PM
Absolutely.
Winning Shanghai was massive for his career, because he finally won a big title. He not a shit player and a choker all of a sudden. You don't become No.4 in the world by being that.
For me anyway this is the biggest and hardest loss of his career, but he can and will bounce back.
Maybe this is a wake up call, don't get overconfident and keep on working! ;)
Gotta say, I'm glad this happened in the SF and not in the final again :lol:

gooner88
01-26-2006, 12:44 PM
Maybe this is a wake up call, don't get overconfident and keep on working! ;)
Gotta say, I'm glad this happened in the SF and not in the final again :lol:

It hurts no matter what round. 1st round, 4th, SF. :sad:

sigmagirl91
01-26-2006, 12:45 PM
Absolutely.
Winning Shanghai was massive for his career, because he finally won a big title. He not a shit player and a choker all of a sudden. You don't become No.4 in the world by being that.
For me anyway this is the biggest and hardest loss of his career, but he can and will bounce back.

We know that, but until David wins a GS and another legitimate tournament, he will always be a choker. For now, he's #4, but he could be so much higher if he got his head together.

justClaudia
01-26-2006, 12:46 PM
Maybe this is a wake up call, don't get overconfident and keep on working! ;)
Gotta say, I'm glad this happened in the SF and not in the final again :lol:


Specially if that final was against Roger....
Now that would suck! :lol:

I hope this is a wake up call, I really do.

sigmagirl91
01-26-2006, 12:46 PM
It hurts no matter what round. 1st round, 4th, SF. :sad:

The thing is, he has the dubious distinction of being the latest-and the last- player who lost a slam semi being 2 sets to love up.

justClaudia
01-26-2006, 12:47 PM
I am really sad David lost :sad: :sad:


Peggy :hug: :hug:

Björki
01-26-2006, 12:47 PM
lets go Roger & Kiwi. :bounce:

*still so sad*

sigmagirl91
01-26-2006, 12:47 PM
Maybe this is a wake up call, don't get overconfident and keep on working! ;)
Gotta say, I'm glad this happened in the SF and not in the final again :lol:

I don't think he was "overconfident". I think he didn't seize control the way he should have. He made all kinds of messy errors and practically handed Marcos the match in the end. Today, I'm tipping my hat to Marcos. He did all the right things and came out the victor in the end.

novanora
01-26-2006, 12:51 PM
For me anyway this is the biggest and hardest loss of his career, but he can and will bounce back.
well....that's too much....:p but i agree with the late part of your words..
He just experienced the final lost of Wimbly, semi lost of RG, and another semi lost of USO, and the USO lost is also a 2-sets-leads lost....

Ljubo....if you are in the semi, Nalby will sure win it :sad:

gooner88
01-26-2006, 12:52 PM
We know that, but until David wins a GS and another legitimate tournament, he will always be a choker. For now, he's #4, but he could be so much higher if he got his head together.

Not a choker, but in a way he'll still be viewed as some sort of an underachiever to many people.
I know it frustrating Tiff, but Nalbo is Nalbo and we have to accept him for who he is.
He'll have more chances to win big tournaments in the future.

sigmagirl91
01-26-2006, 12:52 PM
well....that's too much....:p but i agree with the late part of your words..
He just experienced the final lost of Wimbly, semi lost of RG, and another semi lost of USO, and the USO lost is also a 2-sets-leads lost....

Ljubo....if you are in the semi, Nalby will sure win it :sad:

Maybe, maybe not. For all his experience, David can never get over the hump. We saw bits of promise in Shanghai, but sadly.....that result will be considered a fluke until David breaks through at a Slam.

lau
01-26-2006, 12:53 PM
Maybe, maybe not. For all his experience, David can never get over the hump. We saw bits of promise in Shanghai, but sadly.....that result will be considered a fluke until David breaks through at a Slam.
you`re right...,but you´ll make me cry :sad:

sigmagirl91
01-26-2006, 12:54 PM
For me anyway this is the biggest and hardest loss of his career, but he can and will bounce back.

This is, yes. And he will bounce back.....trouble is, when and where? The last time he suffered this way, it took him a good two years to really come back.

novanora
01-26-2006, 12:54 PM
I hope this is a wake up call, I really do.
he had too many wake up call already......:tape:

krystlel
01-26-2006, 12:54 PM
Wow, that was a very frustrating match. I couldn't believe the string of unforced errors that he came up with when up in the fifth set. :eek:

jazz_girl
01-26-2006, 12:55 PM
Maybe, maybe not. For all his experience, David can never get over the hump. We saw bits of promise in Shanghai, but sadly.....that result will be considered a fluke until David breaks through at a Slam.
I don't think that it can be considered a fluke when the guy reached at least the SF in all GS, a fluke would be if he came out of the blue to win it and then never do it again. It's not David's case.

sigmagirl91
01-26-2006, 12:55 PM
he had too many wake up call already......:tape:

I hope he goes to see a shrink. He needs one badly. He cannot continue to explain away such losses in his head as "bad luck" or whatever excuse seems convenient for him right now.

sigmagirl91
01-26-2006, 12:55 PM
I don't think that it can be considered a fluke when the guy reached at least the SF in all GS, a fluke would be if he came out of the blue to win it and then never do it again. It's not David's case.

Ok....

justClaudia
01-26-2006, 12:58 PM
Not a choker, but in a way he'll still be viewed as some sort of underachiever to many people.
I know it frustrating Tiff, but Nalbo is Nalbo and we have to accept him for who he is.
He'll have more chances to win big tournaments in the future.

I don't want to kill you anymore.:lol:
We all know David - and Tiffany you've been here for a long time now - it is very frustrating...
He'll probably choke again in the future..and what we gonna do?
We have to accept it....if we reallly choose to support him.

Björki
01-26-2006, 01:00 PM
Claudia we should replace our avatar :D

jazz_girl
01-26-2006, 01:01 PM
Guys, let's see it this way: He was winning and then remmebered he owed Roddick a favor, so he chose to lose so Andy could keep the N°3 ranking. Good enough? :lol: ;)

gooner88
01-26-2006, 01:01 PM
I don't want to kill you anymore.:lol:
We all know David - and Tiffany you've been here for a long time now - it is very frustrating...
He'll probably choke again in the future..and what we gonna do?
We have to accept it....if we reallly choose to support him.

Phew. :p

justClaudia
01-26-2006, 01:08 PM
Claudia we should replace our avatar :D

We do..I was waiting for the the AO trophy one...but that's not gonna happen right? :lol:

justClaudia
01-26-2006, 01:10 PM
Guys, let's see it this way: He was winning and then remmebered he owed Roddick a favor, so he chose to lose so Andy could keep the N°3 ranking. Good enough? :lol: ;)

:haha:

Hey, but the Shangai trophy stays in Unquillo, ok David? :lol:

sigmagirl91
01-26-2006, 01:12 PM
Guys, let's see it this way: He was winning and then remmebered he owed Roddick a favor, so he chose to lose so Andy could keep the N°3 ranking. Good enough? :lol: ;)

Check your pm. I have something to tell you.

gooner88
01-26-2006, 01:15 PM
http://www.smh.com.au/news/tennis/marcos-the-magician-into-final/2006/01/27/1138066928411.html?page=2

From early in the second set, Nalbandian struggled with a rib injury that seemed to take some of the power off his serve - power that was vital to suppress the tenacious Cypriot who likes to step inside the baseline and swing lustily.

Nalbandian's struggle had seemed to coincide with a gradual shift in the match - although there was to be yet another dramatic intervention, another change of momentum. The ear-splitting noise from the fireworks began just after he came back from 1-5 down to level the second set at 5-5. Seemingly distracted, rather than pressing his advantage, the Cypriot conceded the set - and seemingly an invulnerable two-set advantage - to Nalbandian.

jazz_girl
01-26-2006, 01:16 PM
http://www.smh.com.au/news/tennis/marcos-the-magician-into-final/2006/01/27/1138066928411.html?page=2

From early in the second set, Nalbandian struggled with a rib injury that seemed to take some of the power off his serve - power that was vital to suppress the tenacious Cypriot who likes to step inside the baseline and swing lustily.

Nalbandian's struggle had seemed to coincide with a gradual shift in the match - although there was to be yet another dramatic intervention, another change of momentum. The ear-splitting noise from the fireworks began just after he came back from 1-5 down to level the second set at 5-5. Seemingly distracted, rather than pressing his advantage, the Cypriot conceded the set - and seemingly an invulnerable two-set advantage - to Nalbandian.
I knew he was infact injured!

sigmagirl91
01-26-2006, 01:17 PM
Not good, gooner.

Eugenia
01-26-2006, 01:18 PM
well, i am feeling he will become stronger :p many people just think Marcos is easy for him to walk over, but actually he is more dangerous than Ljubo or Roddick to Nalby. I would prefer Ljubo or Roddick to be the semi opponent, you will see if Federer enters the final, he will get a lot trouble too.

Nalby, AO is not your time, i still believe USO will be THE ONE. let's just take it as the practise of the GS winning.. ;) :p

Great post! :yeah:

David :sobbing: I think that we are all a little bit disappointed about this match, but David has a great AO and he is not even close to the level that he showed in Shangai. And the good news are that he hasn't too many points to defend until Wimbledon! Also, David is going to play in Buenos Aires, and stay sure that the crowd here will support him no matter what! :bounce:
He will have a great 2006, I'm confident about that. ;)

gooner88
01-26-2006, 01:20 PM
Sorry guys I had no idea and I'm not using it as an excuse.
The commentators here were only talking about Marcos the whole time so I had no idea. :rolleyes:
Still should've won the 5th despite that though.

jazz_girl
01-26-2006, 01:21 PM
Sorry guys I had no idea and I'm not using it as an excuse.
The commentators here were only talking about Marcos the whole time so I had no idea. :rolleyes:
Still should've won the 5th despite that though.
I mentioned it here a few times during the first set, that david was pointing at his stomach and saying that it was hurting him.Our commentators said it a few times as well.

gooner88
01-26-2006, 01:24 PM
I mentioned it here a few times during the first set, that david was pointing at his stomach and saying that it was hurting him.Our commentators said it a few times as well.

I only logged on here during the rain break so I missed all the previous comments.
I was definitely right about the commentators here, they were so stuck up Marcos's arse that they never mentioned it. :rolleyes:
Marcos still deserved to win and I'm not taking anything away from his win.

sigmagirl91
01-26-2006, 01:24 PM
I mentioned it here a few times during the first set, that david was pointing at his stomach and saying that it was hurting him.Our commentators said it a few times as well.

Thanks, but no one on AO radio said a thing about it. Sorry if I'm a little slow on the uptake. Just wanted to know.

jazz_girl
01-26-2006, 01:26 PM
I thought you know :lol: ;)
I hope it's nothing serious and that he can be ready to play again soon, especially on the DC

sigmagirl91
01-26-2006, 01:27 PM
I thought you know :lol: ;)
I hope it's nothing serious and that he can be ready to play again soon, especially on the DC

I sent you another pm.

jazz_girl
01-26-2006, 01:29 PM
Tiff, I think the reason is way too many exhibitions together and too little practice ;)

justClaudia
01-26-2006, 01:30 PM
I thought you know :lol: ;)
I hope it's nothing serious and that he can be ready to play again soon, especially on the DC


And I just read it..
I haven't noticed anything during the match...but that's normal, cause I was so nervous...:lol:

Hope it's nothing too serious.

sigmagirl91
01-26-2006, 01:31 PM
Tiff, I think the reason is way too many exhibitions together and too little practice ;)

Maybe....at least we HOPE so. I hope it's a strain and not a tear.

gooner88
01-26-2006, 01:33 PM
Not good, gooner.

No need to shoot the messenger Tiff. ;)

justClaudia
01-26-2006, 01:34 PM
Tiff, I think the reason is way too many exhibitions together and too little practice ;)

Yeah....
I felt we would complain about all those exhibitions one day, and here it is. :rolleyes:

sigmagirl91
01-26-2006, 01:37 PM
No need to shoot the messenger Tiff. ;)

Hey I ain't :armed: you. :)

Truc
01-26-2006, 02:03 PM
I didn't know he was injured (the German commentators didn't mention it either, they are completely in love with Baghdatis anyway), but I noticed too that he often touched his shirt when he missed a backhand, it looked like something was bothering him (and he missed so many backhands after the 2nd set, it wasn't normal anymore!)

Of course I'm disappointed too right now, I was rooting for David today, but I can't imagine it will be a problem for him to bounce back after this tournament, especially if he was hampered by an injury in the last match. I couldn't see Shanghai (it wasn't broadcasted in Germany), so that was the first time I could see David for a very long time and I was VERY impressed by his matches during the whole tournament!

ReturnWinner
01-26-2006, 02:07 PM
Poor David unluckiest player ever :sad: he had that same injurty in the french open semis 2004 against gaudio :mad:

yes i noticed his serve was pretty slow

it is the third semis he is injured :sad:

he should work harder in his fitness instead going to drive a rally car :p

sigmagirl91
01-26-2006, 02:10 PM
he should work harder in his fitness instead going to drive a rally car :p

I agree. This is a MUST!!!

justClaudia
01-26-2006, 02:14 PM
he should work harder in his fitness instead going to drive a rally car :p


Yeah, he should....

Hola Mr. SK
01-26-2006, 02:25 PM
yeah,I thought there must be something wrong with David in this match! That's sooo bad luck for him! Normally, its really unbelievable he could gift sooo many crucial points to Marcos. Hope he gets well soon.

RogiFan88
01-26-2006, 02:44 PM
When I woke up at around 7.30am they were STILL playing!! Unbelievable. I haven't watched the match yet but was Baggy playing divine tennis or was David playing at a little lower level?? I hate it when they only start showing a player's match the day he loses.

Wow, 5 long sets!!

Was David hurting or ill again?? Or did Baggy just outplay, overpower and outhit him??

I'm sorry David lost after such a fight... it always hurts.

lau
01-26-2006, 02:57 PM
I posted this in GM about the "rib injury" (seems it´s a abdominal injury). I can´t translate it now... Sorry..
I`ll try to translate this later, but, in few words, David said it bothered him since the Santoro match and it got worse during this match, but it didn´t affect the result, Baghdatis is playing very well and deserves the place he reached. ;)
As far as I´m concerned, I´m not going to make excuses for Nalbandian if he doesn´t make them for himself ;)


link: http://www.clarin.com/diario/2006/01/26/um/m-01130856.htm

11:26 | TRAS LA DERROTA
Nalbandian: “Lo tenía casi ganado”
David Nalbandian afirmó tras perder en semifinales del Abierto de Australia ante el chipriota Marcos Baghdatis que su rival se merecía el triunfo.

"Demostró que está jugando muy bien y por eso se merece el puesto que alcanzó", dijo Nalbandian. "Haber perdido un partido así, que casi lo tenía ganado, no es nada lindo".

Nalbandian señaló que había sentido problemas abdominales pero que eso no era excusa para su derrota. "Lo empecé a sentir en el partido con Santoro, pero de entrada hoy me empezó a molestar un poco y luego fue creciendo durante el partido, aunque no influyó en el resultado", aclaró.

"Al final, si hubiera estado un poco mejor, habría sacado con más precisión. A veces toca ganar y otras no, así es este deporte", agregó y admitió que aprenderá de esta derrota. "Me quedo para mí las cosas positivas que saqué", concluyó.

sophia_c
01-26-2006, 03:13 PM
I can't believe what has been said since I left..wow..you all have been busy...well i am going to sleep now...see you all later

ReturnWinner
01-26-2006, 03:22 PM
anyway i am pretty happy with his performance he made the semis of the ao for first time and he has reached the semifinal of every grand slam


he was very close to make the final of the slam again :)

RogiFan88
01-26-2006, 03:22 PM
so David said he felt this stomach probs in his match vs. Fab... and it continued in the SF altho he said it didn't influence the outcome... if he had been better he said he w have served w more precision...

what a shame... I don't understand why/how he got this injury... what timing!

get better, David! ;)

and I don't consider him a choker at all...

SO my question is, IF [and this is a big IF considering Rogi is not looking that great and is under huge pressure, you can see it and Kiwi is playing well and wants to take down Rogi] Rogi makes the final, who do you want to win: the guy who prevented David fr making his second slam final [and subsequently fr winning his first slam title] OR the guy he usually beats?? ;)

justClaudia
01-26-2006, 03:25 PM
I can't believe what has been said since I left..wow..you all have been busy...well i am going to sleep now...see you all later

Had he won, and I don't think we have posted that much! :lol:
Sleep well. :wavey:

lau
01-26-2006, 03:32 PM
so David said he felt this stomach probs in his match vs. Fab... and it continued in the SF altho he said it didn't influence the outcome... if he had been better he said he w have served w more precision...

what a shame... I don't understand why/how he got this injury... what timing!

get better, David! ;)

and I don't consider him a choker at all...

SO my question is, IF [and this is a big IF considering Rogi is not looking that great and is under huge pressure, you can see it and Kiwi is playing well and wants to take down Rogi] Rogi makes the final, who do you want to win: the guy who prevented David fr making his second slam final [and subsequently fr winning his first slam title] OR the guy he usually beats?? ;)
So you consider him a.... :shrug:

And if Roger makes it into the final (and that´s almost a fact for me) I´ll be cheering for Baghdatis :)

Truc
01-26-2006, 04:12 PM
It's nice from David to say that and I understand why he doesn't want to make an excuse of it.
But Baghdatis wasn't playing that well today imo, David was the key of the match, he lost because he made too many errors, not because he was outplayed. And I do think the injury was also a factor, something seemed to bother him during the 3rd/4th set.
He is too nice! ;)

(I'll cheer for Fed in the final, but it has nothing to do with the fact that Baghdatis beat David today.)

gooner88
01-26-2006, 04:15 PM
It's nice from David to say that and I understand why he doesn't want to make an excuse of it.
But Baghdatis wasn't playing that well today imo, David was the key of the match, he lost because he made too many errors, not because he was outplayed. And I do think the injury was also a factor, something seemed to bother him during the 3rd/4th set.
He is too nice! ;)

(I'll cheer for Fed in the final.)

I'm also glad Nalbo's not using it as an excuse. Shows he's a great person aswell as a great player. :)
Still disappointed about today, but not as much as earlier on. I just hope the next time he's in that position he can take it.
Vamos Nalbo!

bluesky_rachel
01-26-2006, 05:47 PM
Poor david!:sad:I really know how it feels when the stomach hurts coz I had the same problem before.Get well soon david!I'm proud of you!:)

Fedex
01-27-2006, 12:25 AM
I feel for everyone here, Rosie, Sigma, etc. I can really say that I'm shocked he lost this match. He seemed to be in such good form,playing with such confidence, I honestly thought he would finally win a slam here. I am dissapointed. I feel this is a missed oppurtunity for David. :( I hope he can bounce back, get in better shape, and maybe even see a sports psychologist.

Fedex
01-27-2006, 12:30 AM
I mentioned it here a few times during the first set, that david was pointing at his stomach and saying that it was hurting him.Our commentators said it a few times as well.
I didn't realize that he was having stomach problems. I assumed his problems in closing out this match were all mental, but it seems like he had his physical difficulties to go along with the nerves. I actually thought David had the advantage physically over Baghdatis in that 5th set.
I just hope he will learn from this loss, and come back stronger. Just look at Federer; he's bounced back from the TMC loss, and is in the semis of another major and poised to win his 7th grand slam.

Fedex
01-27-2006, 12:35 AM
Poor David unluckiest player ever :sad: he had that same injurty in the french open semis 2004 against gaudio :mad:
:p
Gaudio deserved to win that match though. Nalbandian blew this match, just like the 2003 US Open semifinal.
We have to give Baghdatis credit though; he's an incredible shot maker, and mentally, is very tough.

Fedex
01-27-2006, 12:58 AM
The last time he suffered this way, it took him a good two years to really come back.
But injuries also contributed to that. He seems to be healthy now, but he has still failed on the big occasions, save once.

Fedex
01-27-2006, 01:03 AM
We have to accept it....if we reallly choose to support him.
I will always support him, no matter how many matches he chokes. You're only a true fan if you can suffer through the bad losses.

Fedex
01-27-2006, 01:09 AM
It hurts no matter what round. 1st round, 4th, SF. :sad:
I think it hurts more when he's close to winning, like a SF or F, and then loses, as opposed to a 1st round exit. Even though a semifinal showing is better than a 1st round loss, the ultimate goal was still not accomplished. I really thought we were going to see a Federer-Nalbandian rematch. The drama in that matchup would have been very high, seeing as Nalbandian snapped all of Federer's major streaks. Oh, well.

sigmagirl91
01-27-2006, 07:47 AM
I will always support him, no matter how many matches he chokes. You're only a true fan if you can suffer through the bad losses.

I will too, but I still reserve my right to say whatever I think at the mo.

sophia_c
01-27-2006, 08:15 AM
I will too, but I still reserve my right to say whatever I think at the mo.

Of course you do Tiff...and you know we joke when we tell you to calm down...but we know you... I was insensed at the idiots on GM....they are just nasty for the sake of being nasty...like I told them....thats how they fill their days... :rolleyes:

jazz_girl
01-27-2006, 09:48 AM
David's quotes:
"I can't understand how I lost the oportunity to win"
No puedo entender cómo perdí la oportunidad de ganar".

"Ya venía del partido con Santoro. Hoy (por ayer) de entrada me molestó un poquito y a medida que pasó el partido se incrementó un poquito más. Pero no creo que haya influido en el resultado porque lo tuve ganado varias veces"
"The abs were bothering me since the Santoro match, it bothered a little at the beginning and then, as the match went on, it increased a bit more. But I don't think it had anything to do with outcome because I had that match won several times"

"Con la soga en el cuello, era obvio que él se iba a jugar sus últimas chances. Y yo no apreté lo suficiente como para ganarlo ahí. Jugó bien él y lo levantó"
"He was about to lose, and it was obvious he was gonna play his last chances. I didn't push enough to win it there. He played well and came back"

"Yo venía jugando bien, superándolo en muchos aspectos. Pero estas cosas pasan. Es deporte y hay veces que se gana y otras veces que se pierde"
"I was playing well, overpassing him in several aspects. But these things happen. It's a sport and sometimes you win others you lose"

"Me voy con un sabor agridulce. Al principio, con el tema de la fiebre, no creía que iba a recuperarme. Pero perder un partido así te da un poco de bronca"
"I leave with a bittersweet taste. At first, with the fever, I didn't think I was gonna recover. But losing a match like this makes you mad"

"Le voy a dar vueltas a este partido. Lo suficiente para aprender, para que no vuelva a suceder, aunque eso nadie te lo puede garantizar".
"I'm gonna think about this match a lot. Enough to learn from this, so it won't happen again, though no one can guarantee that"

"Espero que no me afecte para la Copa Davis. Con un par de días de descanso, de no forzar el físico y de hacerme algún estudio, creo que no voy a tener problemas"
"I hope the injury doesn't affect me for the DC. With a couple of days of rest, of not pressuring my physic and doing some medical check, I think I'll have no problems"

"No sentí la presión de ser favorito" y "me siento muy cómodo jugando bien, más allá de haber perdido hoy. La temporada es muy larga, pasan muchas cosas y debería jugar cada vez mejor y tener más consistencia a lo largo del año"
"I didn't feel the pressure of bing favourite. I feel very confortable playing well, beyond having lost today. The season is very long, a lot of things happen in the middle and I should play each time better and have more consistency throughout the year"

He was asked if this happened because of the weird preseason he had, and he said: "we'll see"

lau
01-27-2006, 01:25 PM
:sad: :hysteric:



Sorry, I just felt like comming around and crying a little more *sigh*











Oh well, let´s move on....

Hola Mr. SK
01-27-2006, 01:37 PM
^Thanks for the information. :)
typical remarks by a Capricorn :haha:
David's quotes:
"I can't understand how I lost the oportunity to win"

now let me tell you,big brother :cool:
"The abs were bothering me since the Santoro match, it bothered a little at the beginning and then, as the match went on, it increased a bit more. But I don't think it had anything to do with outcome because I had that match won several times"
ur lying...its good not to make excuses after u lose but since u can feel the pain in your abs and its increase during the match, it certainly attracted your attention and thus made u less focused. Plus your serve speed lowered due to this injury. As a matter of fact, your abs did affect your play.

" I didn't push enough to win it there. He played well and came back"

That's ture. but I told u not to let him come back! Ur using the right tactics and playing quite good in the opening 1+1/2 sets, but later, the UEs incredibly piled up and u could do nothing about it.

"I'm gonna think about this match a lot. Enough to learn from this, so it won't happen again, though no one can guarantee that"
u should think about why the hell u had made so many UEs later in that match. Was it b/c Marcos had pushed u so hard, or b/c u were not enough focused? U were so kind as to gift your opponent to the final! pls never let this happen again!......though no one can guarantee that:lol:

justClaudia
01-27-2006, 04:16 PM
:sad: :hysteric:



Sorry, I just felt like comming around and crying a little more *sigh*











Oh well, let´s move on....


Now you just made me feel sad again...................... :sad: :sobbing:

Ok I'm gonna take a nap......and move on, right Mr. Nalbandain? :hysteric:

RogiFan88
01-28-2006, 01:07 AM
David's quotes:
"I can't understand how I lost the oportunity to win"
No puedo entender cómo perdí la oportunidad de ganar".

"Ya venía del partido con Santoro. Hoy (por ayer) de entrada me molestó un poquito y a medida que pasó el partido se incrementó un poquito más. Pero no creo que haya influido en el resultado porque lo tuve ganado varias veces"
"The abs were bothering me since the Santoro match, it bothered a little at the beginning and then, as the match went on, it increased a bit more. But I don't think it had anything to do with outcome because I had that match won several times"

"Con la soga en el cuello, era obvio que él se iba a jugar sus últimas chances. Y yo no apreté lo suficiente como para ganarlo ahí. Jugó bien él y lo levantó"
"He was about to lose, and it was obvious he was gonna play his last chances. I didn't push enough to win it there. He played well and came back"

"Yo venía jugando bien, superándolo en muchos aspectos. Pero estas cosas pasan. Es deporte y hay veces que se gana y otras veces que se pierde"
"I was playing well, overpassing him in several aspects. But these things happen. It's a sport and sometimes you win others you lose"

"Me voy con un sabor agridulce. Al principio, con el tema de la fiebre, no creía que iba a recuperarme. Pero perder un partido así te da un poco de bronca""I leave with a bittersweet taste. At first, with the fever, I didn't think I was gonna recover. But losing a match like this makes you mad"

"Le voy a dar vueltas a este partido. Lo suficiente para aprender, para que no vuelva a suceder, aunque eso nadie te lo puede garantizar".
"I'm gonna think about this match a lot. Enough to learn from this, so it won't happen again, though no one can guarantee that"

"Espero que no me afecte para la Copa Davis. Con un par de días de descanso, de no forzar el físico y de hacerme algún estudio, creo que no voy a tener problemas"
"I hope the injury doesn't affect me for the DC. With a couple of days of rest, of not pressuring my physic and doing some medical check, I think I'll have no problems"

"No sentí la presión de ser favorito" y "me siento muy cómodo jugando bien, más allá de haber perdido hoy. La temporada es muy larga, pasan muchas cosas y debería jugar cada vez mejor y tener más consistencia a lo largo del año"
"I didn't feel the pressure of bing favourite. I feel very confortable playing well, beyond having lost today. The season is very long, a lot of things happen in the middle and I should play each time better and have more consistency throughout the year"

He was asked if this happened because of the weird preseason he had, and he said: "we'll see"

Interesting what David says. I guess he thought that he was going to win in straights after being up 2 sets and that Marcos w not be able to come back the way he did. Perhaps David thought that Marcos was getting tired?? Maybe David let down a little in the 3rd set and got a little casual?? By doing so he "let" Marcos into the match?? He didn't feel he had to consolidate his 2 sets and finish the match in 3 sets -- no urgency... Did Marcos take him by surprise in the 3rd?

Well, we'll see who wins this title... Marcos comes by surprise into the FINAL having beaten 3 top players. One thing for sure, the longer the match the more chance HE has to win.

David, take care of yourself!!

ReturnWinner
01-28-2006, 05:14 PM
rosie????? she hates nalbandian :p
I feel for everyone here, Rosie, Sigma, etc. I can really say that I'm shocked he lost this match. He seemed to be in such good form,playing with such confidence, I honestly thought he would finally win a slam here. I am dissapointed. I feel this is a missed oppurtunity for David. :( I hope he can bounce back, get in better shape, and maybe even see a sports psychologist.

Fedex
01-30-2006, 10:17 PM
rosie????? she hates nalbandian :p
Since when? David's always been one of her favourites.

jazz_girl
01-30-2006, 10:30 PM
Since when? David's always been one of her favourites.
Since a few months ago.

justClaudia
01-30-2006, 10:56 PM
Since a few months ago.


A year ago, I guess.

sigmagirl91
01-31-2006, 12:09 AM
Since when? David's always been one of her favourites.

It's been awhile....just put it that way.

sigmagirl91
01-31-2006, 12:12 AM
Since a few months ago.

Check your pm.

jazz_girl
01-31-2006, 12:13 AM
I have nothing there :confused:

sigmagirl91
01-31-2006, 12:17 AM
I have nothing there :confused:

You do now.

jazz_girl
01-31-2006, 12:18 AM
Check yours ;)

sigmagirl91
01-31-2006, 12:37 AM
Already checked. I sent another one.

Jill
01-31-2006, 01:34 PM
A bit late in posting just got back from Thailand. Managed to watch every single match of David's (suprisingly !!!) except for semi final. Boo Hoo. He did us proud and here's to the rest of the season with good fortune. It would have been nice for a Federer-Nalbandian re-match so David could win again. :) Talk to everyone soon when I have chance to read the threads. :wavey:

Fedex
02-01-2006, 12:51 AM
A bit late in posting just got back from Thailand. Managed to watch every single match of David's (suprisingly !!!) except for semi final. Boo Hoo. He did us proud and here's to the rest of the season with good fortune. It would have been nice for a Federer-Nalbandian re-match so David could win again. :) Talk to everyone soon when I have chance to read the threads. :wavey:
Everybody knows that I would have loved to see a rematch, but it just wasn't meant to be, I guess. I have a feeling we will be seeing those two play each other in a couple slams this year.

Fedex
02-01-2006, 12:52 AM
Since a few months ago.
I wasn't aware of this. I guess I haven't been following things around here too closely.

Silawen
02-01-2006, 04:04 PM
I remember Rosie being a big fan of David's too. What happened? Or is it personal, in which case you shouldn't tell me. I'm just curious, because I never noticed what went wrong.

jazz_girl
02-01-2006, 06:14 PM
Personal things.

sigmagirl91
02-01-2006, 08:53 PM
Everybody knows that I would have loved to see a rematch, but it just wasn't meant to be, I guess. I have a feeling we will be seeing those two play each other in a couple slams this year.

Me too. I think David will be top three by the end of this year. He's doing well thus far.

Viken01
02-01-2006, 09:14 PM
I remember Rosie being a big fan of David's too. What happened? Or is it personal, in which case you shouldn't tell me. I'm just curious, because I never noticed what went wrong.

i noticed that too :confused:

Fedex
02-03-2006, 12:16 AM
Me too. I think David will be top three by the end of this year. He's doing well thus far.
He's not too far behind Roddick for 3rd. David, assuming he stays healthy, will have a much better clay season than Roddick, and that should get him past Roddick for #3.

sigmagirl91
02-03-2006, 10:36 AM
He's not too far behind Roddick for 3rd. David, assuming he stays healthy, will have a much better clay season than Roddick, and that should get him past Roddick for #3.

He's approximately 200 points behind Roddick for third. If David has a good HC season, then he should overtake him, no probs.

gooner88
02-03-2006, 04:10 PM
He's approximately 200 points behind Roddick for third. If David has a good HC season, then he should overtake him, no probs.

Over his career I don't think he's done that well in Indian Wells & Miami. Hopefully this is the year when it changes. :)
As for the No.3 spot I just feel that if he gets it will be during the clay court season because we all know clay isn't A-Rod's strength. ;)

sigmagirl91
02-03-2006, 04:52 PM
Over his career I don't think he's done that well in Indian Wells & Miami. Hopefully this is the year when it changes. :)
As for the No.3 spot I just feel that if he gets it will be during the clay court season because we all know clay isn't A-Rod's strength. ;)

He hasn't, but hey...like you said, this year could change all that. He's been a bit unlucky with injuries and illness during that particular part of the year, unfortunately.

disturb3d
02-03-2006, 08:00 PM
I just feel that if he gets it will be during the clay court season because we all know clay isn't A-Rod's strength. ;)Dave doesn't need to rely on a handicap to surpass Andy.
He is superior on any surface.

sigmagirl91
02-03-2006, 08:29 PM
Dave doesn't need to rely on a handicap to surpass Andy.
He is superior on any surface.

OK....

Hola Mr. SK
02-04-2006, 02:04 AM
what he needs now is a GS title! If he could get one, he'd probably be #2!

Fedex
02-04-2006, 03:57 AM
what he needs now is a GS title! If he could get one, he'd probably be #2!
Yes, that would be nice. ;)