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Björki
11-28-2005, 09:18 AM
Vamos David :bounce:


Sorry for the early post. However I hardly wanted to start this thread because I did it for the Masters Cup and he won. That's why. :D

sigmagirl91
11-28-2005, 09:47 AM
I hope it nets him the trophy this time.

justClaudia
11-28-2005, 10:04 AM
Vamos David!!! :banana:
Hope you bring luck this time as well, Peggy. :kiss:

sigmagirl91
11-28-2005, 11:39 AM
Vamoooooos!!!!

gooner88
11-28-2005, 12:29 PM
Can't wait for the Aussie Open. :bounce:
I just have this feeling that over the course of his career this could be his best slam even though we know he has the capacity to do well at all the slams.
Under two months to go.....

sigmagirl91
11-28-2005, 12:36 PM
Right now, it's his worst results-wise.

gooner88
11-28-2005, 12:42 PM
Right now, it's his worst results-wise.

Just because he hasn't made a SF yet? We all remember he was only 2 points from doing that this year. I see your reasoning Sigma.
He's also been more consistent there with 3 QF in a row. The surface suits him very well in Melbourne with it's medium pace and higher bounce. It's just my opinion.
Anyway only time will tell.

sigmagirl91
11-28-2005, 01:49 PM
I hope he makes the final-and wins. :)

gooner88
11-28-2005, 04:02 PM
I'll settle for that! :)

sigmagirl91
11-28-2005, 04:04 PM
I'll settle for that! :)

Me too! :D

Kyla
11-28-2005, 07:17 PM
Damn, this is early - but I understand Peggy's superstition - maybe we should leave it to her to start these threads for ALL tourneys? :lol:

Of course I also hope he will do outrageously well in Melbourne but I'm not starting with the Vamoses yet - I'll keep that till January.

sigmagirl91
11-28-2005, 07:21 PM
No Vamoses until the quarters.

jazz_girl
11-28-2005, 07:36 PM
This is so early!!! :lol:
But what the hell! Vamos David! :banana:

rachelzszs
11-29-2005, 06:54 AM
is it still too early to talk about it?
:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
Anyways, Vamos!

sigmagirl91
12-10-2005, 02:18 AM
No...we can get started right now, while we're in our 40-day, 40-night post-Shanghai celebration.

skippy
12-11-2005, 09:05 PM
I think he has every chance of winning the tournament. He has been close in the past and with his new found confidence he could easily be a contender. I will get to see the tournament too which will be nice. I haven't been there for a couple of years but this January I am going home to Australia to do some bar exams in Melbourne and they just happen to coincide with the Open. I already got some mates to get the tickets so it should be a lot of fun.

gooner88
12-11-2005, 11:00 PM
I think he has every chance of winning the tournament. He has been close in the past and with his new found confidence he could easily be a contender. I will get to see the tournament too which will be nice. I haven't been there for a couple of years but this January I am going home to Australia to do some bar exams in Melbourne and they just happen to coincide with the Open. I already got some mates to get the tickets so it should be a lot of fun.

Lucky you. :)
Enjoy the Open and prepare yourself for a rollercoaster ride when you cheer for Nalbo. His matches usually have many twists and turns. ;)

Jill
12-12-2005, 02:18 PM
Lucky you. :)
Enjoy the Open and prepare yourself for a rollercoaster ride when you cheer for Nalbo. His matches usually have many twists and turns. ;)


I second. I hope this year we are on the end of the better results.

Nalby 2006 Australian Open champion. I like the sound of that.

A bit premature I know. I'll be in Thailand during the open so I hope when I get back the celebrations are still happening. He he he.

rachelzszs
12-13-2005, 12:54 AM
I second. I hope this year we are on the end of the better results.

Nalby 2006 Australian Open champion. I like the sound of that.

A bit premature I know. I'll be in Thailand during the open so I hope when I get back the celebrations are still happening. He he he.
:lol:
For sure!
We are all looking forward to the celebrations! :lol:
Anyhow, just be optimistic! :worship:

Caralimon
01-05-2006, 07:36 PM
Davydenko just lost to Volandri, and that means David will be the 5th seed for the Australian.

gooner88
01-05-2006, 08:19 PM
Davydenko just lost to Volandri, and that means David will be the 5th seed for the Australian.

:eek: Didin't expect Davydenko to lose that one.
I just hope Nalbo isn't in Federer's quarter of the draw. I don't want a repeat of 2004 where they were the two form players at that time, and met too early in my opinion.

jazz_girl
01-05-2006, 08:43 PM
Seeded fifth if Nadal plays, right?
I hope Rafa plays, it's more interesting that way :)
And a higher seeding for David means a later encounter with Roger :lol: :yeah:
Though, I've seeing Roger's matches and he's not playing that well...But I'm sure he'll be more than fine for the Open ;)

sigmagirl91
01-05-2006, 08:44 PM
:eek: Didin't expect Davydenko to lose that one.
I just hope Nalbo isn't in Federer's quarter of the draw. I don't want a repeat of 2004 where they were the two form players at that time, and met too early in my opinion.

This is great for David, but the earliest David would meet Roger would be in the semis (if they end up on the same side of the draw). He has a chance of being on the same side of the draw as either Nadal or Roddick.

And..Hewitt lost today too, so I don't know how the draw will shape up. Let us cross our fingers.

gooner88
01-05-2006, 08:51 PM
This is great for David, but the earliest David would meet Roger would be in the semis (if they end up on the same side of the draw). He has a chance of being on the same side of the draw as either Nadal or Roddick.

And..Hewitt lost today too, so I don't know how the draw will shape up. Let us cross our fingers.

Really :confused: I didin't know that. If he has no chance of meeting Fed until the semis I'm fine with that.
I watched Fed today and he's playing at 60-70% at the moment. But I'm sure he'll raise his game and he's still the man to beat.

sigmagirl91
01-05-2006, 08:54 PM
Really :confused: I didin't know that. If he has no chance of meeting Fed until the semis I'm fine with that.
I watched Fed today and he's playing at 60-70% at the moment. But I'm sure he'll raise his game and he's still the man to beat.

Of course. And it will come down to, of course, who they have to play in the earlier rounds. If David has the same spectacular run he had in 2004, then we will hope for great things from him.

crazy_nanine
01-05-2006, 09:00 PM
Seeded fifth if Nadal plays, right?
I hope Rafa plays, it's more interesting that way :)
And a higher seeding for David means a later encounter with Roger :lol: :yeah:
Though, I've seeing Roger's matches and he's not playing that well...But I'm sure he'll be more than fine for the Open ;)
yes me too and I also hope Safin will play and for Rgoger to be at his best...and then for David to beat them :angel: (may be too optimistic but I just hate it when some people say David beat "unfit" Roger at the masters, so I hope he beats any of the top players when every body know they're at their best) :)

gooner88
01-05-2006, 09:01 PM
Of course. And it will come down to, of course, who they have to play in the earlier rounds. If David has the same spectacular run he had in 2004, then we will hope for great things from him.

Absolutely. I don't want to get too overconfident when it comes to Nalbo. ;) There are alot of quality players in the tournament. I just don't want him to face Fed in the QF if they both get that far.
I'm just excited as to how he'll perform in this GS, especially after what happened in Shanghai.

sophia_c
01-05-2006, 09:02 PM
We will have to wait until January 13th...then the seedings and draw are finalised....

sigmagirl91
01-05-2006, 09:06 PM
yes me too and I also hope Safin will play and for Rgoger to be at his best...and then for David to beat them :angel: (may be too optimistic but I just hate it when some people say David beat "unfit" Roger at the masters, so I hope he beats any of the top players when every body know they're at their best) :)

Just a word about "unfit": anyone who walks onto a tennis court is fit to play-injury or no injury. My feeling is this: injury has been David's first, middle, and last name for longer than we all care to remember, and it was high time for his luck to change.

crazy_nanine
01-05-2006, 09:08 PM
Just a word about "unfit": anyone who walks onto a tennis court is fit to play-injury or no injury. My feeling is this: injury has been David's first, middle, and last name for longer than we all care to remember, and it was high time for his luck to change.
:yeah:

krystlel
01-06-2006, 02:05 AM
Does anyone know how far Hewitt has to get in Sydney to keep his number 4 seeding? He won the tournament last year so he has some points to defend. [Edit: Actually, I think that week's results aren't included since the tournament ends after the draw takes place]

At this point, I think even if Nadal and Safin were to play, we'd still get those excuses so we're doomed either way. I really hope Nadal plays though (I've lost hope for Safin playing) since I think the AO surface will suit him well.

sigmagirl91
01-06-2006, 11:36 AM
Does anyone know how far Hewitt has to get in Sydney to keep his number 4 seeding? He won the tournament last year so he has some points to defend. [Edit: Actually, I think that week's results aren't included since the tournament ends after the draw takes place]

At this point, I think even if Nadal and Safin were to play, we'd still get those excuses so we're doomed either way. I really hope Nadal plays though (I've lost hope for Safin playing) since I think the AO surface will suit him well.

How many total points are offered? And we will have to see how far he gets in the tournament.

jazz_girl
01-06-2006, 12:26 PM
I just checked and David is not that far away from Hewitt in the ranking points :eek:

sigmagirl91
01-06-2006, 12:40 PM
I just checked and David is not that far away from Hewitt in the ranking points :eek:

At the beginning of the year, he was 20 points behind Davydenko and 120 behind Hewitt. David overtook Davydenko on yesterday when he lost to Volandri. How many points did Hewitt gain-or lose-with his loss yesterday. And how many points is the Sydney tournament worth? Hewitt is the defending champ in Sydney. What will happen if Hewitt loses early in Sydney?

jazz_girl
01-06-2006, 12:51 PM
The winner of Sydney wins 175 points...I don't think it's enough for David to overtake him, and I don't see Hewitt losing in the first round either ;)

jazz_girl
01-06-2006, 01:03 PM
I just checked and there are 95 points of difference between Hewitt and David

sigmagirl91
01-06-2006, 01:42 PM
I just checked and there are 95 points of difference between Hewitt and David

Now there is. If Hewitt loses early, then he may lose more than the 95 that's the difference between himself and David.

gooner88
01-06-2006, 02:05 PM
Even if Hewitt loses early in Sydney and Nalbo goes above him in the rankings, Hewitt will still be seeded above Nalbo at the Aussie Open.

sigmagirl91
01-06-2006, 02:13 PM
Even if Hewitt loses early in Sydney and Nalbo goes above him in the rankings, Hewitt will still be seeded above Nalbo at the Aussie Open.

So, the tournaments currently being played determine the AO seedings?

gooner88
01-06-2006, 02:23 PM
So, the tournaments currently being played determine the AO seedings?

Yes.
For example Davydenko can win Sydney and go above Nalbo in that rankings, but because the rankings/seedings cut-off is done the week before the tournament Nalbo would still be seeded above Davydenko.

sigmagirl91
01-06-2006, 02:29 PM
Yes.
For example Davydenko can win Sydney and go above Nalbo in that rankings, but because the rankings/seedings cut-off is done the week before the tournament Nalbo would still be seeded above Davydenko.

Thanks.

sigmagirl91
01-06-2006, 02:30 PM
Oh, and question: when do last year's AO points fall off the computer?

gooner88
01-06-2006, 02:43 PM
Oh, and question: when do last year's AO points fall off the computer?

I honestly don't have a clue. I think it would be better to post that on the Rankings thread at GM to get an answer.

Viken01
01-06-2006, 03:24 PM
btw did you saw the trailer of the AO on eurosport ? they show nalby :D

about AO's points i think it depends of next tournament "rankings/seedings cut-off" and i don't know how it works. (don't know if i answered your question :rolleyes: )

sigmagirl91
01-06-2006, 04:09 PM
btw did you saw the trailer of the AO on eurosport ? they show nalby :D

about AO's points i think it depends of next tournament "rankings/seedings cut-off" and i don't know how it works. (don't know if i answered your question :rolleyes: )

Unfortunately, I don't receive Eurosport. And thanks for the information. I think this question is for Judio.

Jill
01-09-2006, 11:01 AM
Points all too confusing for me. :eek: I'll just keep coming here to find out !! I like it how Nalby doesn't play a tourny before AO and moves up ranking. Good enough for me.

gooner88
01-12-2006, 12:28 PM
http://today.reuters.co.uk/news/newsArticle.aspx?type=tennisNews&storyID=URI:urn:newsml:reuters.com:20060112:MTFH15 839_2006-01-12_12-02-10_SP235198:1

PREVIEW-Nalbandian primed for grand slam glory
Thu Jan 12, 2006 12:03 PM GMT

By Greg Stutchbury

MELBOURNE, Jan 12 (Reuters) - When a slightly-built 20-year-old from Cordoba arrived at the All England Club in 2002 for his first professional grasscourt tournament, few took any notice.

Six matches later, following five-set victories over Ecuador's Nicolas Lapentti and Belgium's Xavier Malisse, David Nalbandian had confounded the tennis world by making the final.

That fairytale ended rather quickly when Australia's Lleyton Hewitt smashed him off court in a 6-1 6-3 6-2 victory.

Fast forward three years and Nalbandian gained sweet revenge. In the Davis Cup. In Sydney. On grass.

The Argentine produced a near-perfect display against Hewitt in a 6-2 6-4 6-4 quarter-final victory that sealed the tie.

That result was no fluke and Nalbandian underlined he was ready to cement his place amongst the game's elite in November with a courageous defeat of world number one Roger Federer.

He came from two sets down to beat Federer in the season-ending Masters Cup in Shanghai, ending the Swiss player's run of 24 consecutive final victories.

"It was a big step. Of course Shangahi gave me more confidence to try to take the first one (grand slam), " Nalbandian said this week ahead of next week's Australian Open.

His hopes have been increased by the absence of champion Marat Safin, world number two Rafael Nadal and Andre Agassi through injury.

Nalbandian himself had to withdraw from the Kooyong Classic with a viral infection.

The right-hander with just the right mixture of guile and power has been seeded fourth and should move past the quarter-finals at Melbourne Park for the first time.

The Argentine's status as a potential champion has been increased by his Shanghai heroics.

"I guess Nalbandian has a good chance," Germany's Tommy Haas said at Kooyong.

"There are so many good players out there but when David is playing at his best then Roger may feel a bit more uncomfortable."

sigmagirl91
01-12-2006, 12:32 PM
Thanks, gooner. We all hope he can brush this virus aside and compete effectively in the AO like we know he can.

gooner88
01-12-2006, 12:43 PM
Thanks, gooner. We all hope he can brush this virus aside and compete effectively in the AO like we know he can.

Me too Tiff.
I hope he can play his warm up match on Saturday. That's gonna be important or otherwise he will be really short of match practice.

sigmagirl91
01-12-2006, 01:55 PM
Me too Tiff.
I hope he can play his warm up match on Saturday. That's gonna be important or otherwise he will be really short of match practice.

All those exhos he played in December? He shouldn't be short of practice.

gooner88
01-12-2006, 02:05 PM
All those exhos he played in December? He shouldn't be short of practice.

I was thinking of that but the conditions are different. He hasn't played a match in Melbourne yet where the conditions such as the courts and heat are different.
Also the quality of opponents he played during December were different. For example he played Meligeni who had retired and Puerta who's mind must have been on his drugs case. At Kooyong he only would've played against the best which would've been great practice.
Basically what I'm saying it's important to play and get used to conditions similar to what they will be at Melbourne Park. As far as his tennis I agree it should be in good nick after all those exhos.

krystlel
01-12-2006, 02:26 PM
I hope he can play his warm up match on Saturday. That's gonna be important or otherwise he will be really short of match practice.
Is he going to be playing a match on Saturday? If we're referring to Kooyong, Mirnyi has been scheduled for a match tomorrow so the three matches will be gone. It would be nice if they'd schedule a match on Saturday for him to play, one that doesn't count, like the Henman vs Arthurs match that they had as a bonus today, but I doubt they'd do that.

That quote from Tommy Haas in that AO preview article is a tad misleading. It implies that David playing at his best would make Federer uncomfortable whereas the quote is:
Q: Nadal and Safin being out, with the guys who are left who would you see as being the guys with the best shot?

A: I don't know. Nalbandian has a bit of a chance, one of those guys. I think there is so many good players out there that might have a chance but they need to play at their best and Roger might need to feel a little bit uncomfortable out there in order for him to lose, I think.

gooner88
01-12-2006, 02:38 PM
Is he going to be playing a match on Saturday? If we're referring to Kooyong, Mirnyi has been scheduled for a match tomorrow so the three matches will be gone. It would be nice if they'd schedule a match on Saturday for him to play, one that doesn't count, like the Henman vs Arthurs match that they had as a bonus today, but I doubt they'd do that.

All it said on the media release on the kooyong website was this:
Although he wanted to continue with his remaining two Kooyong matches, he has taken medical advice not to play until Saturday.

If he's feeling better by Saturday the organisers will probably schedule a match for him like you said.

RogiFan88
01-12-2006, 03:49 PM
Definitely Nalby has a good chance at the AO! ;) Hope he's better soon.

gooner88
01-13-2006, 12:40 AM
Ok the draw's been made and Nalbo's playing a Qualifier in R1 according to the threads here on MTF about the draw.
His potential seeded opponent in R3 assuming he gets that far is Nieminen.
His potential seeded opponent in the QF is Gaudio.
He's in the same half of the draw as Roddick.

The full draw should be posted soon.

sigmagirl91
01-13-2006, 12:47 AM
Ok the draw's been made and Nalbo's playing a Qualifier in R1 according to the threads here on MTF about the draw.
His potential seeded opponent in R3 assuming he gets that far is Nieminen.
His potential seeded opponent in the QF is Gaudio.
He's in the same half of the draw as Roddick.

The full draw should be posted soon.

I saw that in the AO draw thread. Thanks for the update. I think he'll have it easier this time around.

gooner88
01-13-2006, 12:56 AM
I saw that in the AO draw thread. Thanks for the update. I think he'll have it easier this time around.

You welcome Tiff. It does look good for him providing he can get over his illness. Nieminen and Ferrer are in his quarter, and we know how tough these players are for Nalbo.
Looks like Davydenko not making the semis at Doha last week could be a blessing in disguise for Nalbo. Instead of being seeded 4, he's the 5th seed and in Fed's quarter. Funny how things turn out.

jazz_girl
01-13-2006, 12:57 AM
It looks like a nice draw, depending on his physical condition and on the floaters he could get ;)
I saw a part of the Ancic vs Wawrinca match, and :eek:

sigmagirl91
01-13-2006, 12:58 AM
You welcome Tiff.
Looks like Davydenko not making the semis at Doha last week could be a blessing in disguise for Nalbo. Instead of being seeded 4, he's the 5th seed and in Fed's quarter. Funny how things turn out.

Yes...and it looks like Roddick will have a tougher road to the semis than Nabs. It's not a cakewalk by no means, but it's much better than expected. Maybe he'll put together a good run like he did in 2004, when he reached the quarters without losing a set.

sigmagirl91
01-13-2006, 12:59 AM
It looks like a nice draw, depending on his physical condition and on the floaters he could get ;)
I saw a part of the Ancic vs Wawrinca match, and :eek:

Really? Oh goodness. I think David will be fine-that is, if he can get over that nasty virus he's battling right now.

gooner88
01-13-2006, 01:01 AM
Yes...and it looks like Roddick will have a tougher road to the semis than Nabs. It's not a cakewalk by no means, but it's much better than expected. Maybe he'll put together a good run like he did in 2004, when he reached the quarters without losing a set.

I think he'll drop sets along the way because he's short on matches in Melbourne. 2 years ago he won Kooyong at that time and was high on confidence. I'm already remembering his R1 match last year with Ferrer. :scared: :lol:

sigmagirl91
01-13-2006, 01:02 AM
I think he'll drop sets along the way because he's short on matches in Melbourne. 2 years ago he won Kooyong at that time and was high on confidence. I'm already remembering his R1 match last year with Ferrer. :scared: :lol:

You have a point. But, I hope he'll get a rhythm going. It should be a good draw for him.

jazz_girl
01-13-2006, 01:04 AM
David's second half of the draw:

Gaudio vs Sabau
Q vs Schuettler
Santoro vs Spadea
Pavel vs Moya

Ancic vs Calleri
Hernych vs Vicente
Bracialli vs Q
Serra vs Ferrer

Robredo vs Vanek
Henman vs Tursunov
Q vs Waske
Acasuso vs Blake

Nieminen vs Kimmich
Zabaleta vs Wang
Wawrinca vs Montañes
Q vs Nalbandian

-------------------------------------------------------

Ljubicic vs Guccione
Dlouhy vs Kohlschreiber
Mello vs Muller
Behrend vs Lopez

Berdych vs Reynolds
Q vs Massu
Malisse vs Youzhny
Saulnier vs Johansson

Ginepri vs Melzer
Bjorkman vs Q
Gimelstob vs Baghdatis
Q vs Stepanek

Dent vs Garcia Lopez
Daniel vs Q
Moodie vs Hernandez
Q vs Roddick

sigmagirl91
01-13-2006, 01:08 AM
Assuming he gets past this qualie: he's never played Wawrinka, so an element of mystery is there. What about Montañes?

gooner88
01-13-2006, 01:09 AM
Saw Wawrinka play last week in Doha and he almost beat Haas, probably should've won that match. He's also in the Auckland Semis. He's obviously in good form and he'll be a tough opponent in R2 for Nalbo assuming they both get that far.

jazz_girl
01-13-2006, 01:09 AM
Assuming he gets past this qualie: he's never played Wawrinka, so an element of mystery is there. What about Montañes?
I'm worried about Wawrinca, even if he lost today, the kid's good!

sigmagirl91
01-13-2006, 01:10 AM
Never mind: he's 2-0 against Montañes.

sigmagirl91
01-13-2006, 01:11 AM
I'm worried about Wawrinca, even if he lost today, the kid's good!

So I've heard.

gooner88
01-13-2006, 01:12 AM
I'm worried about Wawrinca, even if he lost today, the kid's good!

So am I. He's flashy, good serve and a great BH. Can strike winners of both wings at will sometimes.

sigmagirl91
01-13-2006, 01:12 AM
So am I. He's flashy, good serve and a great BH. Can strike winners of both wings at will sometimes.

Like Baghdatis? OK...then we're in trouble. I hope the Shanghai David shows up on court in that match.

jazz_girl
01-13-2006, 01:14 AM
And the one who played great matches in Bs As, like he did against Gonzalez and Dent, for example ;)

gooner88
01-13-2006, 01:15 AM
Like Baghdatis? OK...then we're in trouble. I hope the Shanghai David shows up on court in that match.

:lol:
I wish the Shanghai Nalbo showed up for every match. ;)

Jazz has there been any news in Argentina about Nalbo's condition?

jazz_girl
01-13-2006, 01:22 AM
Nothing at all gooner...

sigmagirl91
01-13-2006, 01:24 AM
:lol:
I wish the Shanghai Nalbo showed up for every match. ;)

Jazz has there been any news in Argentina about Nalbo's condition?

I've been trying to keep up with the news on his condition. All I get, is that he's to rest until Saturday, per doctor's orders. I get the feeling that this virus may or may not be serious. I'll keep you posted.

gooner88
01-13-2006, 01:28 AM
Thanks Jazz and Tiff.
I'm off to bed. I've got a long day ahead of me today/tomorrow depending on how you see it. Night Night. :wavey:

sigmagirl91
01-13-2006, 01:29 AM
Thanks Jazz and Tiff.
I'm off to bed. I've got a long day ahead of me today/tomorrow depending on how you see it. Night Night. :wavey:

Alright....talk tomorrow then.

Julio1974
01-13-2006, 02:07 AM
I'm worried about Wawrinca, even if he lost today, the kid's good!

I'm also worried because it's a 2nd round match.

novanora
01-13-2006, 05:08 AM
So am I. He's flashy, good serve and a great BH. Can strike winners of both wings at will sometimes.
Yep, Stan's serving is very good, and both his backhand & forehand can play strong strokes at baseline. :p his match is always impressive, coz his can play many winners, but also many unforced errors. His defending is worse than the attacking, and returning & movement is not good enough (that's why he always lost to some big servers). Stan may cause trouble in the 1st set for David, but if David adapts his match rythm quickly, he will find the way. :D noted Stan has very strong fighting spirit.

BTW, I am a big Stan fan :o :sobbing: , so that will be difficult for me to see their match supposing they meet in 2nd round (I don't see Montanes will cause trouble to Stan) cheers for both :hug: If Stan can produce some surprise, I will be happy for him as well. :D

novanora
01-13-2006, 05:11 AM
I'm already remembering his R1 match last year with Ferrer. :scared: :lol:
that's a horrible one :scared: it's good Ferrer's ranking is much higher now

jazz_girl
01-13-2006, 10:07 AM
David to La Nación:

"Estoy mejor, pero todavía me estoy recuperando de una fiebre"
"I'm better, but I'm still recovering from a fever"

Björki
01-13-2006, 10:11 AM
Get well soon David :hug:

sigmagirl91
01-13-2006, 11:45 AM
Get well, David.

bibi_s
01-13-2006, 03:18 PM
Yes, I wish him quick recovery!!! Looking at the draw there are some players that he plays difficult against - like Ferrer, Nieminen, Santoro. There is also Mario Ancic who is playing very well lately. So he has to be fully fit and healthy. Good luck, David!!!!

novanora
01-14-2006, 08:05 AM
Monday OOP

David will be in the Rod Laver.

Rod Laver Arena
Start Time 11.00 AM

Women's Singles - 1st Rnd.
Lindsay Davenport (USA)[1] vs. Casey Dellacqua (AUS)

followed by
Men's Singles - 1st Rnd.
Danai Udomchoke (THA) vs. David Nalbandian (ARG)[4]

Women's Singles - 1st Rnd.
Maria Sharapova (RUS)[4] vs. Sandra Kloesel (GER)

novanora
01-14-2006, 08:07 AM
Yes, I wish him quick recovery!!! Looking at the draw there are some players that he plays difficult against - like Ferrer, Nieminen, Santoro. There is also Mario Ancic who is playing very well lately. So he has to be fully fit and healthy. Good luck, David!!!!
And also James Blake, he could meet Nieminen in 3rd round and Blake in 4th. Both of them are on fire right now, and won titles this week.

Björki
01-14-2006, 09:15 AM
good luck to david :bounce:

gooner88
01-14-2006, 01:33 PM
Great time for me and I should be able to watch most of his match unless bloody Eurosport get crazy with the women's matches.
Good Luck Nalbo. :yeah:

jazz_girl
01-14-2006, 02:00 PM
Woodbridge on David:
"Mr Consistency of grand slams the past few years has been Nalbandian. He won the Masters Cup against Federer in November, and he's the sneaky one of all of them because he's always there and he seems to be able to get through a lot of long matches and still have enough gas in the tank.

"I call him a sneaky player because he doesn't have as big a game as a lot of the guys, but he manages his game better than most."

http://www.theage.com.au/news/tennis/anyone-lurking-in-the-shadows/2006/01/14/1137119006902.html?page=2

jazz_girl
01-14-2006, 02:06 PM
Newcombe: "I can't see anyone else (besides Federer, Hewitt and Roddick) winning it. Maybe David Nalbandian."
http://www.theage.com.au/news/tennis/hewitt-has-to-go-on-the-attack-says-newk/2006/01/14/1137119006890.html

linus
01-14-2006, 03:42 PM
thanks :hug:

good luck David of another GS :angel:

crazy_nanine
01-14-2006, 03:53 PM
great...so I guess I can watch his match :D
best of luck david :yeah:

Dragula.mp3
01-14-2006, 05:55 PM
Que bueno tenía ganas de ver un poco de tenis, esperemos que se haya recuperado de su molestia.

Good luck to David!

gooner88
01-14-2006, 07:38 PM
Danai Udomchoke on Nalbo:

“I know he is full of confidence now after having won the Masters Cup and beating Federer. He is a baseliner and he doesn’t make many mistakes. So, I think my coach will tell me how to play him tomorrow,’’ Danai said.

http://nationmultimedia.com/2006/01/15/sport/index.php?news=sport_19661417.html

jazz_girl
01-15-2006, 12:57 AM
I've decided to watch this match, even though it means I will only sleep for about one or two hours :mad: I have to wake up at 5am to go to work!!!!

ReturnWinner
01-15-2006, 02:26 AM
go David good luck tomorrow :D
I am pretty afraid of nieminen :scared:

sigmagirl91
01-15-2006, 02:39 AM
I'm afraid of any opponent David faces. I'm sure he's not going to take anyone lightly.

RogiFan88
01-15-2006, 04:32 AM
I'm afraid of any opponent David faces. I'm sure he's not going to take anyone lightly.

Do you mean you're afraid FOR any of David's opponents? They better beware of him? ;)

I agree.

Kyla
01-15-2006, 12:27 PM
Good luck David!!!! :bounce:

sigmagirl91
01-15-2006, 01:06 PM
Do you mean you're afraid FOR any of David's opponents? They better beware of him? ;)

I agree.

I'm afraid of and for his opponents. Although David won Shanghai and got a lot of confidence as a result, we still don't know which player will show up. We hope Shanghai David shows up. If so, then I'm afraid for his opponents. If not, then I'm afraid of his opponents.

gooner88
01-15-2006, 03:35 PM
http://www.theaustralian.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,5744,17833906%255E2722,00.html

David and Goliath
Chip Le Grand
January 16, 2006

LET'S imagine, just for a while, that Roger Federer is not a certainty to win this year's Australian Open. That all the matches scheduled over the next two weeks, the countless balls bludgeoned and court time clocked by 127 other players, will be for something more than the honour of being the first to congratulate the world's best player on his seventh Grand Slam title.

Now, picture the face of the other player most likely to win the tournament. Is it Andy Roddick, with his monster serve and off-court charms? Is it Lleyton Hewitt, with his snarling countenance and combative ways? Or is it David Nalbandian, the only seeded player here with a winning record against Federer and the bloke who knocked him off in five grand sets in the final of last year's season-ending Masters Cup in Shanghai?

Normally, you would not expect to read anything about Nalbandian until midway through the second week of an Australian Open, where his baseline-burning, marathon matches have been known to finish long after the Channel Seven producers have gone to bed. If Marat Safin or Rafael Nadal were in town, you certainly wouldn't be reading about him now.

But if it is accepted that the winner of the Australian Open will have to beat Federer at some point, then Nalbandian has rightful claims to be considered this year's No.1 contender. He might not have the power of Roddick nor the killer instinct of Hewitt. But when it comes to beating Federer, he appears to have something that the American and local hope lack.

There are only seven men who hold a winning record against Federer after three or more matches. Of those, only Britain's Tim Henman and Nalbandian are still in the game.


It is not a surprising statistic because Federer rarely loses. In 2004 he played 80 and lost six. Last year he played 85 and lost four.

The players who beat Federer were Safin in an unforgettable semi-final at Melbourne Park, Nadal at the French Open, Richard Gasquet at another clay court event and Nalbandian in Shanghai.

Such is the expectation that Federer will win every match that he was yesterday asked about losing an exhibition match to Tommy Haas four days earlier at Kooyong.

"I mean, it happens if you don't play your best, right?" a slightly bemused Federer replied. "It is nothing new. I'm surprised I keep on winning all those matches. But it is hard to keep it you know, especially an exhibition tournament."

Yet if Federer doesn't expect to beat everyone all the time, it seems that fewer and fewer players believe they can beat Federer at any time.

Roddick has won one match against Federer in 11 attempts. His sole victory came in Montreal in 2003 and he has won one set in their six meetings since. Like every other player, Roddick has taken time off to review his game and prepare for the year ahead. He vowed to be more aggressive in his approach. How much had he thought about Federer?

"You think about it because you are trying to shoot for the best," Roddick said. "He has established himself as that in the last couple of years. Am I obsessed with it? Do I have pictures on my wall or something? No.

"I think you have to be self-motivated first and foremost. I'm not good enough to just worry about one guy. I have to worry about a whole lot of guys."

Hewitt has lost his past nine matches against Federer, stretching back to their epic Davis Cup semi-final in Melbourne in 2003. Last year's Australian Open brought out the best and worst of Hewitt, as he scrapped his way to the final against Safin. This year however, he finds himself in the same side of the draw as Federer with patchy lead-in form behind him and the same concerns about the court surface ahead.

Hewitt denies marriage and family have become a distraction, or that his appetite for a stoush has waned. "Once the bell rings, I'll be ready to go on Tuesday." But if he shapes up to Federer in a semi-final, it is hard to see Hewitt having a knock-out punch.

Which brings us back to Nalbandian.

Nalbandian's career has neatly overlapped with Federer's and of their 10 meetings, the Argentine has won six. His win against Federer in Shanghai came with an asterix attached; namely the ankle injury which put Federer on the sidelines for three weeks before the Masters Cup. For Nalbandian however, the confidence from that win has overflowed into the new tennis year.

"I feel I am still playing the 2005 season," Nalbandian said. "I still have a lot of confidence from that tournament. It made me feel a little bit different on court."

Nalbandian hasn't hit a ball in anger since Shanghai and his preparation for today's first round has not been ideal. He felt ill on the plane to Melbourne, was running a mild fever by the time he cleared customs and subsequently pulled out of the AAMI Classic at Kooyong, where he had planned to play three lead-in matches. Now he claims to be fully recovered.

Nalbandian is a tennis enigma. He is one of he most dangerous shot-makers in the game and can end a point from anywhere, on either side of his body. This was the Nalbandian who put an end to Ivan Ljubicic's hot run in Shanghai last November before outlasting an underdone Federer in the final. This is also the Nalbandian who came back from two sets down against Hewitt in last year's Australian Open to stretch the Australian to 10-8 in the fifth set and who then beat the Australian on grass in Sydney in a Davis Cup quarter-final in July.

At other times, Nalbandian has lacked the nerve to finish off an opponent. He has been a touring professional since 2000 and ranked in the world's top 10 for three years, yet has won only four ATP tournaments. He has made the quarter finals of the Australian Open three times without making it through to the last four. His one grand slam final appearance was in 2002 at Wimbledon against Hewitt when he was a virtual unknown.

Nalbandian, 24, is a year younger than Hewitt and believes there is plenty of time left to win a grand slam.

"The window is always open," Nalbandian said. "I know that if I play good I can beat anyone. I have to be prepared match by match and try to do my best all the time that I go out on court. If I play good, I have the windows open to win every match."

Rarely though, does an opportunity present in a grand slam as it has for Nalbandian at Melbourne Park. He is on the opposite side of the draw to Federer and on paper his quarter is the softest in the tournament.

If the bookies and pundits are right, then the tournament is only Federer's to win anyway. But just for a while, imagine it is someone else's. Now, is it David Nalbandian you see?

sophia_c
01-15-2006, 03:40 PM
I've decided to watch this match, even though it means I will only sleep for about one or two hours :mad: I have to wake up at 5am to go to work!!!!


Me too...actually I have no work tomorrow so I am okay...I have some other things to do in the afternoon...so I will go to sleep at about 7pm tonight...get up at midnight and watch the match...and suffer from lack of sleep the day after all of David's matches..I hope they show his matches here...you just never know with Eurosport...they seem to like women's tennis a lot on that channel :mad:

sophia_c
01-15-2006, 03:41 PM
Nice article Gooner..it is possible

gooner88
01-15-2006, 08:34 PM
I hope they show his matches here...you just never know with Eurosport...they seem to like women's tennis a lot on that channel :mad:

It's because Eurosport have a long-term contract to broadcast the WTA Tour. :o

gooner88
01-16-2006, 01:23 AM
Nalbo should be on court soon. Man that first match was so boring I almost fell asleep. I should be able to see some of the match but probably not all.
Good Luck Nalbo. :yeah:

jazz_girl
01-16-2006, 01:29 AM
He's there, and with his hair as usual...maybe a bit shorter...

gooner88
01-16-2006, 01:36 AM
We have another women's match here. :mad: :fiery:

gooner88
01-16-2006, 01:41 AM
1-0 Udomchoke
Nalbo to serve

gooner88
01-16-2006, 01:42 AM
I'm watching the match. :D
Deuce

jazz_girl
01-16-2006, 01:45 AM
David's making some mistakes with his forehand...I hope he can fix it soon...His service seems alright though :)
*0-1
40-30
40-40 UE
fault
ad David long return
deuce UE
fault
ad Udo UE
deuce forehand winner

jazz_girl
01-16-2006, 01:45 AM
ad david forehand winner
fault
FE
1-1*

gooner88
01-16-2006, 01:47 AM
1-1
His forehand looks in good nick early on with a couple of winners of that wing.

gooner88
01-16-2006, 01:51 AM
Nalbo didin't need to do alot in that game. 2-1 Nalbo with a break.
Just seen an interview with Nalbo, he said that he likes being in Australia with the courts and the atmosphere. Also said he's high on confidence after Shanghai.

jazz_girl
01-16-2006, 01:55 AM
We're seeing more aces than usual, I like that :)
David serving
40-30 great backhand winner
deuce UE
fault
ad David FE
lobby winner
*1-3

jazz_girl
01-16-2006, 02:00 AM
15-0 UE
15-15 DF
30-15 UE
fault
30-30 FE
40-30 netted return
fault
deuce return winner
fault
ad Udo UE
deuce backhand winner
fault
ad Udo UE
netted rerturn
*3-2

gooner88
01-16-2006, 02:01 AM
Nalbo missed a sitter of a volley at Deuce. He played a great point.

sophia_c
01-16-2006, 02:02 AM
They are just showing some more of that interview....seems he did also have a severe haircut...

sophia_c
01-16-2006, 02:02 AM
Gooner..have you problems with the picture?

jazz_girl
01-16-2006, 02:05 AM
30-30 smash winner
40-30 lobby winner
ace
4-2*

sophia_c
01-16-2006, 02:07 AM
Brilliant point....

jazz_girl
01-16-2006, 02:07 AM
fault
0-15 UE
fault
15-15 long return
15-30 smash winner, great point! :yeah:

sophia_c
01-16-2006, 02:07 AM
another overhead winner

gooner88
01-16-2006, 02:07 AM
Gooner..have you problems with the picture?

I did at the start but it's fine now. He looks like he's had his hair shortened.
Gotta say his serve seems to have extra pop; maybe the new racket's helping him out there.

jazz_girl
01-16-2006, 02:08 AM
15-40 smash winner
fault
UE
*5-2

sophia_c
01-16-2006, 02:08 AM
5-2....starting to roll now

gooner88
01-16-2006, 02:08 AM
He's playing better now. 5-2 Nalbo with a double break.

sophia_c
01-16-2006, 02:09 AM
I did at the start but it's fine now. He looks like he's had his hair shortened.
Gotta say his serve seems to have extra pop; maybe the new racket's helping him out there.


Yes it does...now you need to change your avie :)

gooner88
01-16-2006, 02:10 AM
F****** Eurosport. They're switching to the Williams Match soon. :mad: :mad: :mad:

sigmagirl91
01-16-2006, 02:11 AM
3 sp's for David!!!

jazz_girl
01-16-2006, 02:11 AM
fault
15-0 long return
30-0 forehand winner
40-0 long return
fault
UE
6-2 :yeah:

sigmagirl91
01-16-2006, 02:11 AM
David 6-2

sophia_c
01-16-2006, 02:11 AM
Well...despite what Frew Mcmillan says....I think David is moving well...he doubts his fitness levels...but then I think he is like the grim reaper....6-2...held to love...c'mon

sigmagirl91
01-16-2006, 02:12 AM
Well...despite what Frew Mcmillan says....I think David is moving well...he doubts his fitness levels...but then I think he is like the grim reaper....6-2...held to love...c'mon

:rolleyes:

sophia_c
01-16-2006, 02:12 AM
F****** Eurosport. They're switching to the Williams Match soon. :mad: :mad: :mad:

Can you believe that?...damn them

Fedex
01-16-2006, 02:14 AM
hmm, He looks to be in control of this. Anything short of a straight sets win would be disappointing.

Fedex
01-16-2006, 02:15 AM
2 more break points.

gooner88
01-16-2006, 02:15 AM
He's had the flu and a virus. Considering that I felt he moved alright. Davenport's movement was all over the place early on but no-one mentioned that. :rolleyes:

Fedex
01-16-2006, 02:15 AM
And the early break.

gooner88
01-16-2006, 02:17 AM
Towards the of Set 1 he was playing better and his BH was looking great. He cut out the UE's and was beginning to overpower Udomchoke from the baseline.

jazz_girl
01-16-2006, 02:17 AM
He's had the flu and a virus. Considering that I felt he moved alright. Davenport's movement was all over the place early on but no-one mentioned that. :rolleyes:
Davenport never moves, it's natural in her :lol:

sigmagirl91
01-16-2006, 02:18 AM
David serving 15-30 grrr....

sigmagirl91
01-16-2006, 02:18 AM
30-30

sophia_c
01-16-2006, 02:19 AM
He's had the flu and a virus. Considering that I felt he moved alright. Davenport's movement was all over the place early on but no-one mentioned that. :rolleyes:

Exactly...she gets praise for chaning her body shape so much... :rolleyes:

sigmagirl91
01-16-2006, 02:19 AM
30-40 bp for Udomchoke.
C'mon, David!!

Fedex
01-16-2006, 02:19 AM
bp

jazz_girl
01-16-2006, 02:19 AM
30-30 UE or maybe FE
30-40 UE :rolleyes:
deuce FE (that was close!)

Fedex
01-16-2006, 02:19 AM
saves break point

sigmagirl91
01-16-2006, 02:19 AM
Deuce

sophia_c
01-16-2006, 02:20 AM
:mad: No tennis here worth mentioning now...we have the delights of Venus Williams

sigmagirl91
01-16-2006, 02:20 AM
Ad David

jazz_girl
01-16-2006, 02:21 AM
ad david netted return
fault
backhand winner
2-0*

sigmagirl91
01-16-2006, 02:21 AM
Game David 2-0

sigmagirl91
01-16-2006, 02:22 AM
40-0 for Udomchoke

jazz_girl
01-16-2006, 02:22 AM
fault
15-0 UE
30-0 netted return
fault
40-0 netted return
long return
*2-1

sigmagirl91
01-16-2006, 02:22 AM
*2-1 David....hold, David!!!

gooner88
01-16-2006, 02:23 AM
:mad: No tennis here worth mentioning now...we have the delights of Venus Williams

:haha:
Hurry up Venus, that way we might be able to see the 3rd Set of Nalbo's match.

jazz_girl
01-16-2006, 02:23 AM
ok guys, I'll finish watching the match in bed. I have to wake up at 5am :mad:

gooner88
01-16-2006, 02:25 AM
ok guys, I'll finish watching the match in bed. I have to wake up at 5am :mad:

Good night Jazz. :wavey:

gooner88
01-16-2006, 02:26 AM
3-1 Nalbo
Udomchoke to serve

sigmagirl91
01-16-2006, 02:27 AM
3-1 to David
And, updates from the Wawrinka/Montanes match: Montanes claimed the first set 6-4, and they're on serve in the second.

sigmagirl91
01-16-2006, 02:29 AM
40-15 Udomchoke
3-2 David to serve. Hold, David!!!

gooner88
01-16-2006, 02:32 AM
The Venus match is so Boooooooring.
0-40 3BP Udomchoke

gooner88
01-16-2006, 02:34 AM
Deuce

gooner88
01-16-2006, 02:35 AM
Ad Udomchoke
Deuce

sigmagirl91
01-16-2006, 02:37 AM
30-40
Deuce...great saves, David!!!

C'mon, get the AD.
AD Udomchoke...damn....come on!!!

Deuce...get the AD.
AD David...get it here!!!

Deuce...come on, David!!!
AD David....please hold!!!

Game David.....4-2

gooner88
01-16-2006, 02:37 AM
Ad Nalbo
Deuce
Ad Nalbo
Game Nalbo

4-2 Nalbo
Udomchoke to serve

sigmagirl91
01-16-2006, 02:39 AM
Udomchoke to serve 15-0

15-15 DF
15-30
15-40...wow....break here!!!
*5-2 to David.

gooner88
01-16-2006, 02:42 AM
At this rate the Nalbo match will finish before the Venus one.

Fedex
01-16-2006, 02:43 AM
This match looks to be over soon. :)

sigmagirl91
01-16-2006, 02:44 AM
40-30 David serving for the set. Come on, get this point!!!

Game, second set David 6-2 6-2. This is going to be a whitewash.

gooner88
01-16-2006, 02:46 AM
Nalbo looking good. Looks like I won't be seeing anymore of his match on TV. :mad:
Eurosport are obsessed with women's tennis. :rolleyes:

gooner88
01-16-2006, 02:54 AM
Nalbo in trouble.
BP Udomchoke

gooner88
01-16-2006, 02:54 AM
2-0 Udomchoke.

SwissMister1
01-16-2006, 02:56 AM
i am watching this match right now on the tv koo stream, it runs pretty well, also decsribing the match in the scoring thread.

gooner88
01-16-2006, 02:57 AM
30-15
30-30 Come on Nalbo
40-30
Deuce Break Here Nalbo :fiery:

gooner88
01-16-2006, 02:58 AM
Ad Nalbo
Deuce

sigmagirl91
01-16-2006, 02:59 AM
AD Udomchoke...:fiery:
What is he doing?
OK...deuce...now get the AD...PLEASE!!!

gooner88
01-16-2006, 02:59 AM
Ad Udomchoke
Deuce
Ad Nalbo

sigmagirl91
01-16-2006, 03:00 AM
AD David...come on, break!!!
We're back on serve.....2-1*
Hold YOUR serve, David!!!

gooner88
01-16-2006, 03:00 AM
2-1 Udomchoke
Nalbo to serve

SwissMister1
01-16-2006, 03:03 AM
long game there, nice break for david...

gooner88
01-16-2006, 03:03 AM
He does like complicating things for himself sometimes. :lol:
He was cruising but still should win this in 3 sets.

gooner88
01-16-2006, 03:05 AM
Deuce Here we go again......

gooner88
01-16-2006, 03:06 AM
Ad Nalbo
Deuce

gooner88
01-16-2006, 03:07 AM
Ad Nalbo
Deuce Come on!!!

gooner88
01-16-2006, 03:09 AM
Ad Udomchoke :rolleyes:
Deuce Long long game.....

gooner88
01-16-2006, 03:10 AM
Ad Nalbo
Deuce Does anyone want to win this game???
Ad Udomchoke

sigmagirl91
01-16-2006, 03:11 AM
WTF?!!! AD Udomchoke
Please take it back to deuce!!!
DEUCE
David, you fuckin' idiot!!! Get the AD and hold!!
AD David...please hold!!!
Deuce. :rolleyes:

AD Udomchoke....grrr...
Udomchoke breaks....WTF?!!!

What's going on with David? This should be a whitewash.

gooner88
01-16-2006, 03:12 AM
3-1 Udomchoke
I bet Nalbo smashed his racket.

sigmagirl91
01-16-2006, 03:12 AM
I don't know. His movement is probably crap right now. He needs to get it together right about now. Break again-hopefully.

sigmagirl91
01-16-2006, 03:14 AM
Wow...Udomchoke is up 4-1. He held his serve. C'mon, David!!! Get back in this!!!

gooner88
01-16-2006, 03:14 AM
4-1 Udomchoke
Wake up Nalbo :fiery:

sigmagirl91
01-16-2006, 03:15 AM
Really!! C'mon, David!!!
Please get your serves in, most importantly. What the hell's going on with David now?!!!

sigmagirl91
01-16-2006, 03:17 AM
What's his problem?
0-15
15-15
15-30....what's going on with him? Is the virus still affecting him?
15-40....oh crap!!!
Damn it, David....what the hell are you doing?

sigmagirl91
01-16-2006, 03:18 AM
5-1 to Udomchoke....Come on, David!!!

gooner88
01-16-2006, 03:18 AM
Udomchoke breaks to 15. 5-1
What's up with Nalbo. :confused:

sigmagirl91
01-16-2006, 03:22 AM
Udomchoke to serve
0-15
15-15
fault
30-15
30-30
30-40...get this, David!!
Deuce
AD Udomchoke
fault
Deuce
Ad Udomchoke
fault
6-2 6-2 1-6 (damn, what happened there?!!!). Get back in it, David!!!

gooner88
01-16-2006, 03:22 AM
Udomchoke wins Set 3 6-1
Get your act together for Set 4 Nalbo!!!

sigmagirl91
01-16-2006, 03:23 AM
Yeah, he needs to get back in it. I wonder if his energy level has dropped.

sigmagirl91
01-16-2006, 03:26 AM
David is taking a break...back on court now.
He needs to get it back together!!!

SwissMister1
01-16-2006, 03:27 AM
are you guys watching the internet stream? much sloppier third set from david...

gooner88
01-16-2006, 03:27 AM
David is taking a break...back on court now.
He needs to get it back together!!!

What happened?
Did he go for a toilet break?

sigmagirl91
01-16-2006, 03:28 AM
15-0
30-0
40-0...hold here!!
Game David 1-0

sigmagirl91
01-16-2006, 03:29 AM
What happened?
Did he go for a toilet break?

Yeah...and he probably needed to.

gooner88
01-16-2006, 03:29 AM
are you guys watching the internet stream? much sloppier third set from david...

Not watching the match.
He really likes complicating matters sometimes.
1-0 Nalbo, finaly a service hold.

SwissMister1
01-16-2006, 03:31 AM
Not watching the match.
He really likes complicating matters sometimes.
1-0 Nalbo, finaly a service hold.

definitely - although he served much better in this last game.

sigmagirl91
01-16-2006, 03:32 AM
Udomchoke to serve
15-0
30-0
fault
40-0
40-15
40-30
Game Udomchoke 1-1
Hold, David!!! Please!!!

gooner88
01-16-2006, 03:32 AM
40-30 Get to Deuce
1-1 Nalbo to serve

Fedex
01-16-2006, 03:33 AM
Losing that 3rd set is inexcusable.

sigmagirl91
01-16-2006, 03:35 AM
0-15
15-15
30-15
40-15
Game David 2-1

sigmagirl91
01-16-2006, 03:35 AM
Losing that 3rd set is inexcusable.

Tell me about it. That was a serious brainfart. Then again...the David of old showed up for that match.

sigmagirl91
01-16-2006, 03:36 AM
David needs to break here to get an edge early.

gooner88
01-16-2006, 03:37 AM
In his defense he has a virus/flu/whatever you wanna call it since he arrived in Melbourne. maybe his energy levels aren't 100%. Or it could just be that Udomchoke played a blinder.
2-1 Nalbo
Udomchoke to serve.

SwissMister1
01-16-2006, 03:37 AM
better serving from david again, although danai cracked one really nice winner on the return.

sigmagirl91
01-16-2006, 03:38 AM
Udomchoke to serve
15-0
30-0
40-0
40-15
Game Udomchoke 2-2....hold, David!!!

gooner88
01-16-2006, 03:39 AM
2-2
Nalbo to serve. :unsure:

sigmagirl91
01-16-2006, 03:39 AM
In his defense he has a virus/flu/whatever you wanna call it since he arrived in Melbourne. maybe his energy levels aren't 100%. Or it could just be that Udomchoke played a blinder.
2-1 Nalbo
Udomchoke to serve.

I think that virus is still with him.

SwissMister1
01-16-2006, 03:40 AM
danai with two aces out wide in that game.

gooner88
01-16-2006, 03:42 AM
Deuce
Ad Nalbo
Deuce

SwissMister1
01-16-2006, 03:43 AM
danai chased down the drop shot and gave one of his own, david had an easy sitter that he hit into the net.

sigmagirl91
01-16-2006, 03:44 AM
David to serve
0-15...come on!!
15-15
30-15
40-15
40-30
Deuce....WTF?!!!
AD David
Deuce
AD Udomchoke...shit!!! what is David doing? Please get back to deuce!!!
Udomchoke breaks!!! 3-2...ok, we're in trouble.

gooner88
01-16-2006, 03:44 AM
Udomchoke breaks.
Something's definitely wrong with Nalbo.

sigmagirl91
01-16-2006, 03:44 AM
danai chased down the drop shot and gave one of his own, david had an easy sitter that he hit into the net.

Damn shame. David cannot hold his serve. I can't believe this!!!
Could David be upset today?!!!

SwissMister1
01-16-2006, 03:45 AM
too many easy shots being hit into the net from david here. danai hit a really nice bh down the line as well.

sigmagirl91
01-16-2006, 03:45 AM
Break back, David!!! You should have been in the shower by now!!!

sigmagirl91
01-16-2006, 03:47 AM
15-0 to Udomchoke
15-15
15-30...come on....break!!!
15-40....2bp's....get it back!!!
fault
David breaks back quickly!!! 3-3

sigmagirl91
01-16-2006, 03:48 AM
Hope David can hold now and break again.

sigmagirl91
01-16-2006, 03:50 AM
15-0
30-0
30-15...c'mon David.
40-15
Game David 4-3...break here, David!!!

gooner88
01-16-2006, 03:51 AM
Come on Nalbo!!!
BREAK!!!

sigmagirl91
01-16-2006, 03:52 AM
Break him, David!!!

sigmagirl91
01-16-2006, 03:52 AM
I have a feeling that this game will be very important to David. Hope David can get this!!!

sigmagirl91
01-16-2006, 03:55 AM
15-0
fault
15-15
30-15
30-30...come on, David!!!
fault
40-30...get it to deuce, David!!!
4-4

sigmagirl91
01-16-2006, 03:55 AM
Come on, David. Finish this!!! Hold and break.

gooner88
01-16-2006, 03:55 AM
HOLD Nalbo!

sigmagirl91
01-16-2006, 03:59 AM
David to serve
let
let
15-0
15-15...come on, David!!!
fault
15-30...shit, David!!!
30-30..get to gp, David.
40-30...convert!!!
fault
5-4 David...BREAK!!!

gooner88
01-16-2006, 04:00 AM
Nalbo holds to 30.
5-4
Udomchoke to serve.

sigmagirl91
01-16-2006, 04:01 AM
C'mon, David!!! Get the break for the match!!!

Kiank
01-16-2006, 04:01 AM
Come on, David!!! Let's finish it now!

sigmagirl91
01-16-2006, 04:02 AM
15-0
30-0
fault
40-0
Damn!!!
Game Udomchoke 5-5

gooner88
01-16-2006, 04:02 AM
Udom holds to love.
5-5 Hold Nalbo!

Kiank
01-16-2006, 04:07 AM
David must be struggling with something. 5-5, deuce...

sigmagirl91
01-16-2006, 04:16 AM
Come on, David!!! HOLD!!!
15-0
fault
15-15...tsk, tsk, tsk...
30-15
fault
30-30...what the hell is wrong with David?!!! He needs to hold here!!!
fault
40-30...HOLD!!!
fault
Deuce...damn it!!! Get the AD!!
Ad Udomchoke...FUCK!!! You need to lose, David!! Just go home!!
Deuce...get the AD.
fault...:rolleyes:
Ad David...HOLD!!!
:rolleyes: Deuce
fault
AD David
fault
Deuce....:rolleyes: Stupid!!!
fault
AD David...HOLD!!!
fault
fault
Deuce....FUCKER!!! Oh, please!!!
fault
AD Udomchoke
Deuce
fault
Ad Udomchoke...WTF?!!! David, just lose, you fuck!!!
Deuce
Ad David
Game David 6-5 an ace even!!!
BREAK!!!

Kiank
01-16-2006, 04:16 AM
What a hold... Come on now

sigmagirl91
01-16-2006, 04:17 AM
C'mon, David!!! Break him!!!

gooner88
01-16-2006, 04:17 AM
Tiff are you still alive? :lol:
Please break here and now Nalbo!

sigmagirl91
01-16-2006, 04:19 AM
C'mon, David!!! BREAK!!!
30-0 to Udomchoke....looks like a TB is on the horizon.
30-15....come on, David!!!
fault
40-15...
Game Udomchoke....TB time. David, take this in the TB, please!!!

sigmagirl91
01-16-2006, 04:25 AM
OH GOD!!! David, you must win this!!!
fault
1-0 to David...break him!!!
1-1
fault
2-1 David...HOLD YOUR SERVES!!!!
fault
3-1 David...come on, David!!
3-2...damn!!! Break him again
fault
4-2 David
4-3....damn!!!
HOLD YOUR SERVES!!!
4-4...hold!!!
5-4 Udomchoke...shit!!!

sigmagirl91
01-16-2006, 04:26 AM
BREAK HIS SERVES!!!
6-4 sp to Udomchoke
6-2 6-2 1-6 6-7....what the hell is wrong with David?!!!

sigmagirl91
01-16-2006, 04:27 AM
David will lose this in a hurry!!! He's not in this anymore.

gooner88
01-16-2006, 04:27 AM
This is un-Nalbo like.
Something's definitely wrong.
Hope Nalbo can pull this one out.....

Fedex
01-16-2006, 04:28 AM
I cant believe he has let this slip away.