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Exhibitions!

jazz_girl
12-04-2005, 01:39 AM
Ok, first up:
-Copa Guillermo Vilas: from 4th to 6th of December in the Luna Park. David will play against Blake, Gaudio and Gonzalez, and then with Clerc and Vilas.

http://img2.menstennisforums.com/500/bannerx2.jpg

-Indoor Master Tennis 2005: 10th and 11th of December, David against Puerta, Gaudio and Zabaleta, in Cordoba.

http://img2.menstennisforums.com/500/cabezalmasterindoor.jpg

-Copa Argentina de Tenis: From de 15th to the 18th of December: David will participate along with: Mariano Puerta, Gastón Gaudio, Juan Ignacio Chela, José Acasuso, Guillermo Cańas, Agustín Calleri, Mariano Zabaleta, Juan Mónaco, Juan Martín Del Potro, Luis Horna, Gustavo Kuerten.

http://img2.menstennisforums.com/500/promocopaargentina05.jpg

-Copa Conrad: Will be played in Punta del Este, Uruguay, in the Conrad Hotel, during 29th and 30th of December with Massu, Zabaleta and Meligen

Argentine girl
12-04-2005, 02:25 AM
Every exhibitions in Argentina want David. And everyone expects him to win all.
David will have lots of pressure next season because the world now expects him to win the grand slam.

I wonder where is Coria? At least he should attend Copa Argentina de Tenis. He doesn't move to Spain permanently, does he?

novanora
12-04-2005, 07:41 AM
aw.......am i the only one who think his exhibition matches are too many?.... :scratch:
it's good for the publification of tennis in Argentina, but four exhibition tourneys mean his December is over half full. :shrug: i'd rather see he leaves tennis for some time, and rest totally for the next busy season, maybe two exhibitions are proper.

krystlel
12-04-2005, 08:20 AM
Yeah, I thought it was too much at first, but now I don't think it really matters. I don't think it'll affect him negatively. It's only a couple of matches a week so there's still plenty of time to rest and do whatever and it's good match practice.

I think it's funny that he added so many exhibitions to his schedule though, especially since he said he wanted to play more tournaments after he won Masters Cup. :lol:

As for the expectations for next year, I don't think there'll be too much pressure. Yes, I think most expect David to have a better year next year (though the Argentinean press will probably be the only ones who care if he does badly, if anyone at all) but I doubt the press will be picking him as a favourite for anything so it won't be such of a big deal. Federer would still be the favourite to win the Slams, except for the French.

jazz_girl
12-04-2005, 12:26 PM
aw.......am i the only one who think his exhibition matches are too many?.... :scratch:
it's good for the publification of tennis in Argentina, but four exhibition tourneys mean his December is over half full. :shrug: i'd rather see he leaves tennis for some time, and rest totally for the next busy season, maybe two exhibitions are proper.
Yeah, I agree. I can understand him playing in Cordoba, and in the Copa Argentina, but Uruguay??? And the Vilas Cup might mean a lot but... I don't know.
Mastelli said that he approves of the exhibitions because he considers them as training for the AO, since the surfaces will be on hardcourt. I hope he knows what he's doing...

novanora
12-04-2005, 01:11 PM
I think it's funny that he added so many exhibitions to his schedule though, especially since he said he wanted to play more tournaments after he won Masters Cup. :lol:
:lol: yep...it's funny he said that....at least i'd like that he said he wanted to play tennis this time, not the car racing.

As for the expectations for next year, I don't think there'll be too much pressure. Yes, I think most expect David to have a better year next year (though the Argentinean press will probably be the only ones who care if he does badly, if anyone at all) but I doubt the press will be picking him as a favourite for anything so it won't be such of a big deal. Federer would still be the favourite to win the Slams, except for the French.
i won't be surprised if he still plays some terrible matches again next year, seems it's more like him :lol: but yes, we all want to see a refreshed one in the new season. I can understand the press especially the Argentina ones have some expectation on him next year, and so are all of us. He has the enough talent to win one slam, especially if his mentality has strenghtened since TMC final.

I once thought maybe he could never win some big title coz he isn't consistent enough, but now he did the miracle, so i will put more trust on the future him. :p

novanora
12-04-2005, 01:14 PM
Yeah, I agree. I can understand him playing in Cordoba, and in the Copa Argentina, but Uruguay??? And the Vilas Cup might mean a lot but... I don't know.
Mastelli said that he approves of the exhibitions because he considers them as training for the AO, since the surfaces will be on hardcourt. I hope he knows what he's doing...
eh.....go to Uruguay for the "training".....:scratch:

jazz_girl
12-04-2005, 04:53 PM
eh.....go to Uruguay for the "training".....:scratch:
mmmm, I'd say for the money :lol: ;)

gooner88
12-04-2005, 08:18 PM
Nalbo's certainly gonna be busy this month!
I do think it's alot, but it's career and I'm sure he knows what he is doing.
As long as he uses it for training and not take it too seriously, he'll be fine.
The Copa Argentina does look like a great preparation for the Aussie Open though. :)

jazz_girl
12-05-2005, 01:41 AM
Ok, Gaston and David are playing their exhibition now, but I've already seen Clerc vs Vilas (Vilas won). Clerc/Nalbandian vs Vilas/Gaudio (Vilas/Gaudio won), Vilas/Nalbandian vs Gaudio/Clerc and at the end Vilas/Clerc vs Gaudio Nalbandian (the young guys won). But they had to play the first part with wooden rackets, and the guys were laughing a lot. David made a terrible double fault with those rackets, and since they were losing 5-0, Vilas allowed them to grab the new rackets, and they ended up winning it. Clerc was a riot, he made David run all the points, and David spent the day running, and Gaston made some of his tricks and he seems to be enjoying the whole thing a lot. Here are some pics:

jazz_girl
12-05-2005, 01:42 AM
More:

jazz_girl
12-05-2005, 01:46 AM
Some more:

jazz_girl
12-05-2005, 01:47 AM
The last ones:

krystlel
12-05-2005, 01:52 AM
Sounds like fun. Thanks for the reports and pictures Jazz. I would have liked to have seen Gaston and David with the wooden racquets. :lol:

rachelzszs
12-05-2005, 04:49 AM
Sounds like fun. Thanks for the reports and pictures Jazz. I would have liked to have seen Gaston and David with the wooden racquets. :lol:
:lol: :lol:
me too

justClaudia
12-05-2005, 12:40 PM
Thanks for the pics and report, Jime.

Vale
12-05-2005, 08:38 PM
Hi! I just posted this translation in Gastón's forum, but I thought you might enjoy reading it.
Btw, thanks Jazz for posting all thoise pics! :angel:

I didn't get to see the match, but I read all the reports and they seem to have had a great time. David said both he and Gastón haven't touched a racquet these past two weeks, but that they will start training after this exhibition, presumably on Wednesday.

Of all the accounts of the matches yesterday, I translated this one:

http://espndeportes.espn.go.com/story?id=387866

Sunday 4 December 2005

LIKE IN THE GOOD OLD (AND NEW) DAYS


Guillermo Vilas, José Luis Clerc, Gastón Gaudio and David Nalbandian took part in a feast of Argentine tennis.

Four giants: Gaudio, Vilas, Nalbandian and Clerc

BUENOS AIRES (ESPNdeportes.com) – Buenos Aires’s Luna Park enjoyed our best tennis once more. Not officially, of course, but the fact that it was an exhibition was no obstacle for an enjoyable Sunday evening.

The cup, named after Guillermo Vilas, was meant as a homage to the country’s best-ever player and his eternal local rival and friend, José Luis Clerc. This event was also intended to distinguish Gastón Gaudio and David Nalbandian, recent champions of the two most important championships for Argentina (Roland Garros 2004 and the Masters Cup 2005, respectively).

In the Luna Park, full to 80% of its capacity, Vilas and Clerc recalled old times playing a mini-match to the best of three tie breaks.

The two appeared dressed in black shirts, a good colour to hide those few extra kilos that come with the years. However, right from the start they both demonstrated that they’re in good shape.

In spite of the “friendly”character of the match, they took it pretty seriously, especially Vilas who seemed to be more concentrated than “Batata”, undoubtedly the entertainer of the show.
……………………………………….

WHAT PAIRS !

Gaudio-Vilas facing Nalbandian-Clerc were the high-class pairs who opened the mini-doubles. It was all humour, camaraderie, applause. The points were an excuse to have fun and for the public to have fun also.

People clamoured for a “Great Willy”and Gaudio was the first to attempt it, although unsuccessfully. With quick reflexes, Clerc sent the ball over to Vilas who brought off the shot named after him, and the stadium roared.

The first tie break was 7-4 for Vilas-Gaudio, and the second 7-5 for Vilas-Nalbandian.

After that came a duel between generations: Vilas-Clerc defied Gaudio-Nalbandian, but with the condition that they should play with the racquets in use in the 70s.

Joke or no joke, the truth is that the young Argentine players just couldn’t do a thing with the old racquets, to such an extent that when they were 5-0 down they got their own racquets back and thus managed to even the score. Finally, and in spite of the resistance shown by the legends, the time machine favoured Gaudio and Nalbandian.

CHAMPIONS CHALLENGE

After this enjoyable exhibition the 2004 Roland Garros champion and the owner of the 2005 Masters Cup went out to compete for the Champions Challenge Cup.

Even though the relaxed atmosphere continued, an entertaining match could be enjoyed. David Nalbandian won the trophy 6-4 7-5.

They both displayed showy tennis, with a fast and intense baseline game. The man from Córdoba dominated with his serve and reached 5-2 in the first set. Even though the Gato improved, he was broken again at 4-5 and Nalbandian took the set.

The second set continued much the same. With lots of smiles and no pressure, they kept up an even match. Gaudio was 5-4 with his serve, and it seemed as if the match would even out (which would have been fair in view of what was happening on the court). However, Nalbandian recuperated the break, reached 5-5 and didn’t need a tie break.

It all ended festively and in great good form. On Monday the exhibition will commence officially with the participation of the Chilean Fernando González and the American James Blake (now Taylor Dent) besides Gaudio and Nalbandian.

Argentine tennis lived a feast day, surrounded by memories and the sweet flavour of past and present talent. Undoubtedly it’s all to the good for Argentina to have Vilas and Clerc together, and both of them united for the good of national tennis. Welcome.

gooner88
12-05-2005, 09:49 PM
Thank you so much for the article and the translation Vale. :)

RogiFan88
12-05-2005, 09:51 PM
Great pix, jazz! Yes, it does look like lots of fun! I think it's great for these guys to play for fun and for their fans! ;)

Florencia
12-05-2005, 10:29 PM
Hi All, Just another comment about the exhibition and David. This is an objective comment since I am actually a Gaudio fan.

I went to the exhibition and I was really impressed by David's attitude towards his fans.

At the end of the exhibition, some fans were waiting at the door to see the players' departure. When David went out, he was really nice to his fans. Even though a car was waiting for him, he kindly signed every single authograph and accepted to be photographed with each of them.

It was really remarkable. :worship:

Eugenia
12-05-2005, 11:57 PM
Yesterday's exhibition was great! I enjoyed it so much (I couldn't go to the Luna Park, but I was watching it in TV) and it was really funny!!! Of course, Vilas, Clerc, Gaudio and Nalbandian are the best argentinian players of all-time! :worship:
I can't wait to watch them today! :bounce:

jazz_girl
12-06-2005, 11:23 AM
I went to the Luna Park yesterday and had a great time!!!! Though the first match was really boring (Gaudio vs feńa). it looked like Gastón didn't feel like playing tennis, and it showed in a dull match. At first the people were all with Gaudio, but then they gave an ovation to Feńa because he played some great tennis and made a nice show. Then, David. The crowd was all with him and he loved it. he might be stiff or whatever, but we were all commenting on how well he was playing! I got to see him live against Dent, and I was amaze by his game and mind tool. He looks different, and even though it was an exhibition after all, the match was great with some high-level points.
At the end of the match, David stayed and signed lots of autographs. I didn't ask him for one, but I was glad to see him so happy among his fans.
I took some pics, but the quality is not the best, so I'll see if they're worth uploading...

justClaudia
12-06-2005, 11:44 AM
Glad to know you had a good time. :D
And even more glad to know that he's playing well, and is happy.
You should have asked for an autograph, damn it! :lol: No, I'm kiding. I had some opportunities to get one, as well, but never did...and regret it sometimes.
Would love to see some of those pics. :p

jazz_girl
12-06-2005, 11:56 AM
Part of the Olé article:
http://www.ole.clarin.com/jsp/v4/pagina.jsp?pagId=1102824
David is a winner

Later, was the turn for the big ovation of the night, Master, was the word repeated in most cheers for David. Like a racket master, he was almost flawless even though he didn't started training for the 2006 season. Dent didn't do anything but smile every time he lost at the net. David laughed, and surprised himself. With his wife Peng, Willy Vilas applauded with admiration. "He's huge, it's so good to be able to enjoy him here", commented Eduardo Romero, cordobes and friend of David. The end came and the warm hug of Dent to David. "It was hard to get into the rythm, I was far to feeling in the best state. I still lack practice", said the one from Unquillo. Imagine how he's gonna play being trained then!

justClaudia
12-06-2005, 12:15 PM
Part of the Olé article:
http://www.ole.clarin.com/jsp/v4/pagina.jsp?pagId=1102824
David is a winner

Later, was the turn for the big ovation of the night, Master, was the word repeated in most cheers for David. Like a racket master, he was almost flawless even though he didn't started training for the 2006 season. Dent didn't do anything but smile every time he lost at the net. David laughed, and surprised himself. With his wife Peng, Willy Vilas applauded with admiration. "He's huge, it's so good to be able to enjoy him here", commented Eduardo Romero, cordobes and friend of David. The end came and the warm hug of Dent to David. "It was hard to get into the rythm, I was far to feeling in the best state. I still lack practice", said the one from Unquillo. Imagine how he's gonna play being trained then!

That's great to know. Thanks Jazz.
Can't wait for next season to begin.

krystlel
12-06-2005, 12:37 PM
Thanks for the report Jazz.

:lol: I think if I keep reading reports like that, I'm going to get way too excited and it'll seem like forever until next season begins.
(Must keep reminding myself not to pay too much attention to exhibition results :lol: )

gooner88
12-06-2005, 12:39 PM
Lovely to read that you had a great time Jazz. :)
You deserve it!

crazy_nanine
12-06-2005, 12:48 PM
wow thanks for the reports, Jazz and Vale. Have fun in the rest of the exhibition Jazz and I think Gaston will feel more like playing tennis when he plays David ;) ( aren't they playing today?)
I just can't wait for the Australian open...:D

reiko
12-06-2005, 01:11 PM
Found a clip of the exhibition (fun part) and thought you David's Girls also would love it:

http://deportes.planetatv.com/player/new/player.asp?videopath=genasx.asp%3Furl%3Dmms%3A//sdstrm.r2ventures.com/ptv/Telefe%20Internacional/tenis_b29.asf%26ad%3D%26title%3DTenis%20para%20tod os&guid={BBDCC265-82EF-478B-B84F-2DA289D248B0}


Thanks everyone for the info, report, etc. :hug:
Special thanks to Jazz for the pics.. :hug: :hug:

jazz_girl
12-06-2005, 01:18 PM
Thanks a lot for the link Reiko!!! :)

justClaudia
12-06-2005, 01:19 PM
Thanks for the report Jazz.

:lol: I think if I keep reading reports like that, I'm going to get way too excited and it'll seem like forever until next season begins.
(Must keep reminding myself not to pay too much attention to exhibition results :lol: )


:lol: I should do that too - but it's hard after reading reports lke that. :lol:

Reiko :hug: Thanks for the link.

jazz_girl
12-06-2005, 01:30 PM
Ok, here are the pics I took, I told you they weren't that good!:
http://img2.menstennisforums.com/500/Vilas4.jpg
http://img2.menstennisforums.com/500/Vilas5.jpg
http://img2.menstennisforums.com/500/Vilas6.jpg
http://img2.menstennisforums.com/500/Vilas7.jpg
http://img2.menstennisforums.com/500/Vilas8.jpg

novanora
12-06-2005, 01:35 PM
At the end of the match, David stayed and signed lots of autographs. I didn't ask him for one, but I was glad to see him so happy among his fans.
I took some pics, but the quality is not the best, so I'll see if they're worth uploading...
LOL why not? :p but i can understand :lol: i did have a lot of chance to take pic with him when he was in Shanghai, but i didn't, don't know why...but I prefer taking pics with less famous doubles players than those huge single stars. :p As long as he is happy, autographs or photos really doesn't that matter, right? :D (though I did ask quite a few autographs from him :o )

I am glad you enjoy the exhibition Jazz :D and it really sounds interesting! Aw...Taylor :haha: ...why the hell you go to Argentina for the exhibition.....? :p It's good to know David looks different, the refreshed one :) he should, and can be expected, well not only in the exhibition, but also in the new season hopefully.

As to your not-good-quality pics Jazz, well, as I have seen your former live court pics, i believe this will be another good chance for all of us to find a tiny David from a really big crowd of people in a picture. :cool:

jazz_girl
12-06-2005, 01:37 PM
The ones of David wearing that yellow shirt were from the practice with Gastón. Then he also hugged Feńa, and then he wore black when he played Dent.

jazz_girl
12-06-2005, 02:12 PM
A link from the Cordoba exhibition:
http://espndeportes.espn.go.com/broadband/players/video?skin=basic&id=386646&rate=300&format=wmp

bovenbuuf
12-06-2005, 02:16 PM
thanks Jime for the pics

jazz_girl
12-06-2005, 02:28 PM
Another pic:

lau
12-06-2005, 02:47 PM
I went to the Luna Park yesterday and had a great time!!!! Though the first match was really boring (Gaudio vs feńa). it looked like Gastón didn't feel like playing tennis, and it showed in a dull match. At first the people were all with Gaudio, but then they gave an ovation to Feńa because he played some great tennis and made a nice show. Then, David. The crowd was all with him and he loved it. he might be stiff or whatever, but we were all commenting on how well he was playing! I got to see him live against Dent, and I was amaze by his game and mind tool. He looks different, and even though it was an exhibition after all, the match was great with some high-level points.
At the end of the match, David stayed and signed lots of autographs. I didn't ask him for one, but I was glad to see him so happy among his fans.
I took some pics, but the quality is not the best, so I'll see if they're worth uploading...
I remembered you were there Jime, while I was watching it on TV :lol:
BTW, I think the Gonzalez-Gaudio match was entertaining considering it was an exhibition.. :shrug: And it was so funny watching how Fernando didn´t hit the ball as hard as usual :lol: Really nice shots. GG´s backhand was :hearts: as allways :)
I didn´t spect much from David, but he was really on fire in certain moments of the match :yeah:

jazz_girl
12-07-2005, 01:05 AM
I remembered you were there Jime, while I was watching it on TV :lol:
BTW, I think the Gonzalez-Gaudio match was entertaining considering it was an exhibition.. :shrug: And it was so funny watching how Fernando didn´t hit the ball as hard as usual :lol: Really nice shots. GG´s backhand was :hearts: as allways :)
I didn´t spect much from David, but he was really on fire in certain moments of the match :yeah:
I don't know why, but I thought it was really boring! :lol: Maybe it was because I was really tired (I had waken up at 5am), but everyone around me was yawning with me too :lol:

sigmagirl91
12-07-2005, 02:37 AM
David won 6-2 6-3 against Gonzalez.
Gaston finished fourth behind Dent, who beat him 6-2 7-5

lau
12-07-2005, 03:15 AM
I don't know why, but I thought it was really boring! :lol: Maybe it was because I was really tired (I had waken up at 5am), but everyone around me was yawning with me too :lol:
:lol: Maybe I was in a really good mood yesterday and that`s why I enjoyed it :lol:
BTW, David played a great match today!!!! :yeah: (at least what my brother let me watch considering Boca is playing against Pumas :ras: )

jazz_girl
12-07-2005, 10:29 AM
Yeah, David played a great match! I'm really impressed with his serve! He sereved lots and lots of aces, and he used his serve as a wheapon, and with some amazing angles.
The end was very emotive, there's no doubt that the people's all behind David, and he's clearly enjoying it! And once he won, he played tennis and hugged some kids with mental problems, who play tennis, and he even asked them to recieve his trophy with him. It was all very emotional! I'll see if I can get some pics of that.

jazz_girl
12-07-2005, 11:08 AM
Some pics from yesterday:

jazz_girl
12-07-2005, 11:30 AM
Images from monday:
link (http://deportes.planetatv.com/presentation/default.asp?guid={BD5EE6CE-042B-4D43-9A4F-8A27DBEF7D7F})

bibi_s
12-07-2005, 11:52 AM
Thank you for the pictures, articles and your reports, Jazz. As I see, you've had a great time at this exhibition!!! Splendid!! And more are coming soon, to keep us busy till the new season starts. :)

justClaudia
12-07-2005, 01:32 PM
Yeah, David played a great match! I'm really impressed with his serve! He sereved lots and lots of aces, and he used his serve as a wheapon, and with some amazing angles.
The end was very emotive, there's no doubt that the people's all behind David, and he's clearly enjoying it! And once he won, he played tennis and hugged some kids with mental problems, who play tennis, and he even asked them to recieve his trophy with him. It was all very emotional! I'll see if I can get some pics of that.


Thanks Jazz :D
I'm glad to know he played great!

David is really having a wonderfull moment of form, and also mentally.
Using the serve has a wheapon, now that's the best news!
Hope this lasts till next season :yeah:

reiko
12-07-2005, 10:48 PM
Girls, congrats on David's (yet another) win!
(Btw, is he going to be appointed as Minister of Sport or so? ;) )

Wonder if you already have seen these clips:

http://deportes.planetatv.com/Nalbandian_conquista_la_Copa_Guillermo_Vilas/513ACFDA-579E-40EF-9C79-EB3815F27694.htm

http://deportes.planetatv.com/Nalbandian_y_Gonzalez_a_la_final/BD5EE6CE-042B-4D43-9A4F-8A27DBEF7D7F.htm

Eugenia
12-08-2005, 02:05 AM
Congratulations David! Great match against Gonzalez! :bounce:

rachelzszs
12-08-2005, 03:08 AM
great!
Thank you all
Love you all!
:lol:
:lol:

jazz_girl
12-11-2005, 08:35 PM
Video from Yesterday's exhibition in Cordoba, where David defeated Zabaleta by 6-2 6-4
http://www.tn.com.ar/popupclarin.asp?Id_Nota=46554

jazz_girl
12-11-2005, 08:40 PM
another link (http://actualidad.planetatv.com/presentation/default.asp?guid={E17F9194-01BE-43E6-BA1A-8979DFB55232})

jazz_girl
12-11-2005, 11:15 PM
They changed the timetable of the Copa Argentina de tenis and now I don't think I'll be able to go :mad:

justClaudia
12-12-2005, 09:35 AM
They changed the timetable of the Copa Argentina de tenis and now I don't think I'll be able to go :mad:


Awww :devil:
That sucks...

jazz_girl
12-12-2005, 11:17 AM
David won the Cordoba exhibition yesterday by 6-3 6-4 :)

Björki
12-12-2005, 11:42 AM
well done David :clap2: :D

sigmagirl91
12-12-2005, 11:58 AM
Yay!!!

jazz_girl
12-12-2005, 12:05 PM
The only pics I found so far from the exhibition

justClaudia
12-12-2005, 12:32 PM
Well done, David! :D

bibi_s
12-12-2005, 01:02 PM
Very well done, yes!!! Keep on winning!!! The Australian Open is coming soon!!!

Sakura 0101
12-12-2005, 01:15 PM
Well done David :yeah:

Jill
12-12-2005, 02:11 PM
[QUOTE=reiko]Found a clip of the exhibition (fun part) and thought you David's Girls also would love it:

Thanks for that. It was really entertaining.

bovenbuuf
12-13-2005, 10:23 AM
Seems he is doing well. Hope he can take this level to next year.

Eugenia
12-13-2005, 01:35 PM
Well done David! :kiss:

jazz_girl
12-17-2005, 08:48 AM
David def. Monaco by 7-5 6-1 at the Copa Argentina de Tenis :) He's playing Chela today, and I'll see it live :)

sophia_c
12-17-2005, 10:44 AM
David def. Monaco by 7-5 6-1 at the Copa Argentina de Tenis :) He's playing Chela today, and I'll see it live :)

Have fun Jime... :)

Yanina
12-17-2005, 04:58 PM
AHHHHHHHHH!!

I don't have tickets for today, but I'm going either... I wish I can get two... I want to see david!

Jime and the people who is going to the Cup, if u see somebody selling tickets, please let me know... Call me or send me a message! Thanks!

Yani :wavey:

justClaudia
12-17-2005, 10:39 PM
David def. Monaco by 7-5 6-1 at the Copa Argentina de Tenis :) He's playing Chela today, and I'll see it live :)

David. :D:D

Have fun, Jime. :)

jazz_girl
12-18-2005, 08:50 AM
I went yesterday and it was great! David really impressed me, he was playing much, much better than yesterday and some of his shots were amazing. All the people around me were commenting how great he was. I took some pics, but I haven't had the time to upload them yet, I'll do it when I'm back from work :wavey:
BTW, David won, he defeated Chela by 6-4 6-2

jazz_girl
12-18-2005, 08:39 PM
A few pics from yesterday:

gooner88
12-18-2005, 08:42 PM
Nice pics Jazz. :yeah:
Looks like a nice tennis stadium. :)

sophia_c
12-18-2005, 09:25 PM
Hi Jime....yes it does look like a nice place....and its in Palermo?...right?....shame you couldn't be there today....

sophia_c
12-18-2005, 09:28 PM
Nice pics Jazz. :yeah:
Looks like a nice tennis stadium. :)

Hi Gooner...sorry about the football today :sad: ....I'm watching Real Madrid now....well half watching it and flicking channels...oh the joy of living alone now....I OWN the tv controls at long last :lol: :lol:

gooner88
12-18-2005, 09:46 PM
Hi Gooner...sorry about the football today :sad: ....I'm watching Real Madrid now....well half watching it and flicking channels...oh the joy of living alone now....I OWN the tv controls at long last :lol: :lol:

I know. :sad:
I've been in a bad mood ever since. :lol:

justClaudia
12-18-2005, 10:44 PM
Thanks Jime, nice pictures. :D

:wavey: Sophia, long time no see, hope your're ok. :hug:

lau
12-19-2005, 12:11 AM
:woohoo: Well done David!!! :woohoo:

sigmagirl91
12-19-2005, 12:15 AM
:woohoo:

lau
12-19-2005, 12:17 AM
:woohoo:
:secret: Honey, in GM, I was refering to this match :haha: :haha: ;)

sigmagirl91
12-19-2005, 12:18 AM
:secret: Honey, in GM, I was refering to this match :haha: :haha: ;)

:D I see certain people are still bitter and probably will be until the end of time.

lau
12-19-2005, 12:20 AM
:D I see certain people are still bitter and probably will be until the end of time.
I mean, when I said that David won another car :lol:

sigmagirl91
12-19-2005, 12:22 AM
I mean, when I said that David won another car :lol:

Yeah...that too. What kind of car did Copa Argentina give away?

That will make three this year!!!

lau
12-19-2005, 12:23 AM
Yeah...that too. What kind of car did Copa Argentina give away?

That will make three this year!!!
A Peugeot... But I have no idea which one...I didn´t pay attention

sigmagirl91
12-19-2005, 12:24 AM
A Peugeot... But I have no idea which one...I didn´t pay attention

Two German cars-BMW and Mercedes...and another Peugeot?

lau
12-19-2005, 12:36 AM
:lol: I guess... to tell you the truth I have no idea which cars David won this year

jazz_girl
12-19-2005, 12:40 AM
Hi Jime....yes it does look like a nice place....and its in Palermo?...right?....shame you couldn't be there today....
Yes, it's in Palermo.
To tell you the truth, I fell asleep in the first games of the second set and the first ones in the third. And since I am soooo tired, I'm glad to see it on tv this time. Though it would have been great to see him lifting a trophy live for once. But I still have the ATP Bs As next year, and the DC, why not? :)

Björki
12-19-2005, 06:34 AM
David :clap2:

sophia_c
12-19-2005, 02:23 PM
Yes, it's in Palermo.
To tell you the truth, I fell asleep in the first games of the second set and the first ones in the third. And since I am soooo tired, I'm glad to see it on tv this time. Though it would have been great to see him lifting a trophy live for once. But I still have the ATP Bs As next year, and the DC, why not? :)

Hi Jime :wavey: ..yes you will have many opportunities to see him win...and I have a feeling he has now cracked the mental block too...so 2006 could be very good :)

Yanina
12-19-2005, 03:57 PM
Yes, it's in Palermo.
To tell you the truth, I fell asleep in the first games of the second set and the first ones in the third. And since I am soooo tired, I'm glad to see it on tv this time. Though it would have been great to see him lifting a trophy live for once. But I still have the ATP Bs As next year, and the DC, why not? :)

Yes!! I think I'm taking some tickets to the ATP of baires. I couldn't go in the tournament on saturday... And yesterday was practically impossible to enter... :sad:

I'll have to wait till february I think... :rolleyes:

Vamos David!

Yani :wavey:

jazz_girl
12-19-2005, 09:17 PM
Hi Jime :wavey: ..yes you will have many opportunities to see him win...and I have a feeling he has now cracked the mental block too...so 2006 could be very good :)
I think so too, he looks completly different, and even when he was losing to Agustin, I never thought he was gonna lose, there's a different feeling there...

gooner88
12-19-2005, 09:24 PM
I think so too, he looks completly different, and even when he was losing to Agustin, I never thought he was gonna lose, there's a different feeling there...

That's nice to hear. :)
I hope in a few years time we can all say winning Shanghai was the turning point of his career. Still to early to say though.
The Copa Argentina was his last exhibition before Kooyong right?

jazz_girl
12-19-2005, 09:30 PM
No, still one more on the 27th or 28th...It's in Uruguay.

gooner88
12-19-2005, 09:33 PM
No, still one more on the 27th or 28th...It's in Uruguay.

Ok. Thanks. :)

justClaudia
12-19-2005, 09:43 PM
Hi Jime :wavey: ..yes you will have many opportunities to see him win...and I have a feeling he has now cracked the mental block too...so 2006 could be very good :)

I have that feeling too - and hope that 2006 can bring him more victories, and more cars (cause their never enough! :lol: ) of course.

Yanina
12-19-2005, 11:08 PM
I have that feeling too - and hope that 2006 can bring him more victories, and more cars (cause their never enough! :lol: ) of course.


Yes, I thinks everybody feel that... And specially him... 2006 will be quite good is he goes on like this... In Sahangai something happened, there he changed his mind... He was different , his actitude was different even lossing to sets against Roger...

:worship: :worship: 2006 :worship: :worship:

Yani :wavey:

gooner88
01-10-2006, 08:44 AM
Roger Federer vs Tommy Haas
Andy Roddick vs Gael Monfils
Ivan Ljubicic vs Guillermo Coria
David Nalbandian vs Nicolas Kiefer

The kooyong draw has been made. Nalbo is last match on tomorrow against Kiefer. A tough match to start the year and a good test for him. Matches start at 11am Melbourne time.

jazz_girl
01-10-2006, 07:11 PM
So it would be tonight for us! :)

Viken01
01-10-2006, 07:31 PM
vamos david, show us how you have improved :)

sigmagirl91
01-10-2006, 09:57 PM
Yep...tonight. 7pm here.