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Nalbandian ...Phew.

wowfed
01-16-2006, 04:37 AM
Nalbandian pushed to 5 sets in the first round match.. He has a break up in the 5th set. Hope he survives today.. Nalby u need a better performance than this to match Federer...

wowfed
01-16-2006, 04:39 AM
Great.. He has 2 breaks in the 5th set now..

alfonsojose
01-16-2006, 04:41 AM
Too much dyeing :tape:

Skyward
01-16-2006, 04:43 AM
Nalby u need a better performance than this to match Federer...

:smash: :smash: Like they are playing tomorrow.

gooner88
01-16-2006, 04:43 AM
I hate making excuses but this is his first match of the Aussie summer.
He's been suffering from the flu/stomach virus and his energy levels probably aren't 100%. Credit to Udomchoke though.

wowfed
01-16-2006, 04:44 AM
I hate making excuses but this is his first match of the Aussie summer.
He's been suffering from the flu/stomach virus and his energy levels probably aren't 100%. Credit to Udomchoke though.
Point noted. He seems to be getting his rhythm and cruising in the 5th set.

wowfed
01-16-2006, 04:46 AM
:smash: :smash: Like they are playing tomorrow.
I knoe... I want Nalby to come out winner in the second half of the draw..
Im definetly looking for a Nalby-Fed final than a Fed-Roddick final...

Hola Mr. SK
01-16-2006, 04:47 AM
I hate making excuses but this is his first match of the Aussie summer.
He's been suffering from the flu/stomach virus and his energy levels probably aren't 100%. Credit to Udomchoke though.
He just wanna get more minutes to warm-up.
another 5 set in the 1st R. He's much like Marat now.;)

wowfed
01-16-2006, 04:47 AM
I hate this bloddy ESPN in USA. They are off to show fat ass Dent match when Nalbandian is playing on Rod Laver arena... Damn fk ESPN.

amierin
01-16-2006, 04:52 AM
Nalby match is more important for tennis fans. Dent is going nowhere in this tourny.

wowfed
01-16-2006, 04:53 AM
Nalby match is more important for tennis fans. Dent is going nowhere in this tourny.
Exactly my point...

fererrodf
01-16-2006, 04:58 AM
I'd kill myself watching Dent's match. Nalb's match is more exciting.

sigmagirl91
01-16-2006, 05:14 AM
ESPN is full of shit. Showing fat fuck Taylor over the Shanghai winner. Bad, bad decision.

World Beater
01-16-2006, 05:19 AM
ESPN is full of shit. Showing fat fuck Taylor over the Shanghai winner. Bad, bad decision.

nalbandian isnt exactly a slimfast model either...

:)

sigmagirl91
01-16-2006, 05:22 AM
nalbandian isnt exactly a slimfast model either...

:)

I know, but still....

wowfed
01-16-2006, 05:28 AM
nalbandian isnt exactly a slimfast model either...

:)
Yeah right.. Nalby has a nice booze belly.. :o

sigmagirl91
01-16-2006, 05:29 AM
You all are as original as recycled paper. Get a new one.

Flibbertigibbet
01-16-2006, 05:33 AM
Yeah, I was getting a bit worried after he lost that fourth set tiebreak, but thankfully, he won that fifth set pretty easily. Good job to him.

Clara Bow
01-16-2006, 05:43 AM
Well- we did get about 3 seconds of coverage of the match on ESPN, complete with a between the legs shot from Nalby that produced a winner.

Jinx
01-16-2006, 05:43 AM
I never expected Nalbo to have to go 5 sets in the first round :confused:
When i isaw he hd won the first 2 sets i thought he had the thai guy, but, well, its nalbo, you never know... :p

so, Nalbo, if you wanna struggle in all the matches and complicate them, its ok, as long as you reach the final and you destroy Roger as you did in the Masters!!!

go, king david! :D

rofe
01-16-2006, 05:48 AM
I never expected Nalbo to have to go 5 sets in the first round :confused:
When i isaw he hd won the first 2 sets i thought he had the thai guy, but, well, its nalbo, you never know... :p

so, Nalbo, if you wanna struggle in all the matches and complicate them, its ok, as long as you reach the final and you destroy Roger as you did in the Masters!!!

go, king david! :D

Destroy Fed? :rolleyes:

Anyway, I am glad that Nalby came through. From the scoreline (damn ESPN !!), my guess is that he was still recovering from the virus. Hopefully, he will do better in the next round.

Jinx
01-16-2006, 05:55 AM
well, yeah, i know, he wasnt even close to "destroy" federer, he only beat him cause roger was not in his best form, but let me dream a little, i want this guy to take a Slam!!!!

Clara Bow
01-16-2006, 06:02 AM
To Dent's credit, he's looking a lot more fit than before. I was surprised at his skinny jawline.

And his new hairdo looks good too. I hope the fact that Dent struggled in the heat so much during the US hardcourt series finally got his rear motivated to get in shape.

For anyone who was actually able to see Nalby for more than the three seconds that we were able to on ESPN- did he look like he was recovering form his illness?

Gonzo Hates Me!
01-16-2006, 06:03 AM
very mad at David,,, sheesh.. ah he's so weird

sigmagirl91
01-16-2006, 06:04 AM
very mad at David,,, sheesh.. ah he's so weird

I was mad at him, but I kind of like his new 'do.

Clara Bow
01-16-2006, 06:05 AM
I was mad at him, but I kind of like his new 'do.

I also thought that the new shorter do looked better while he was playing. I wonder what it looks like off court?

Gonzo Hates Me!
01-16-2006, 06:07 AM
i didn't notice too much, i was too busy drooling over pironkova :hearts: as long as his hair is not TOO short :(

sigmagirl91
01-16-2006, 06:07 AM
I also thought that the new shorter do looked better while he was playing. I wonder what it looks like off court?

I know. No photos yet, although I could see that the length off his back was gone.

sigmagirl91
01-16-2006, 06:08 AM
i didn't notice too much, i was too busy drooling over pironkova :hearts: as long as his hair is not TOO short :(

It's not too short; he still has enough to put that big massive headband over.

nkhera1
01-16-2006, 07:10 AM
Hopefully early matches like this one won't take too much out of Nalbandian. Is he still battling the virus?

asl
01-16-2006, 07:29 AM
I knoe... I want Nalby to come out winner in the second half of the draw..
Im definetly looking for a Nalby-Fed final than a Fed-Roddick final...

Sorry to say but almost miracle is needed before David is going through top-form Nieminen in 3th round.
No way!

mojo37_12
01-16-2006, 08:10 AM
Hopefully early matches like this one won't take too much out of Nalbandian. Is he still battling the virus?

I don't think so. I was able to watch the whole match. (Thank God for STAR SPORTS!) He kept on shaking his right hand in between points, obviously feeling discomfort. The commentator also said he had blisters on his hand or something like that... if it really is blisters then it'll probably hurt his chances a lot.

Aphex
01-16-2006, 08:39 AM
:bounce: One down, six to go.

RonE
01-16-2006, 09:00 AM
Well, the fact that he struggled on a little early on was not totally unexpected considering his recent illness. I remember last year in the beginning of the tournament he wasn't exactly in peak form either being pushed to five difficult sets against Ferrer yet ended up reaching the quarters almost beating Hewitt there.

Dirk
01-16-2006, 10:41 AM
Stan the man will take him out.

bokehlicious
01-16-2006, 10:50 AM
Stan the man will take him out.

Stan is in perfect shape these days :) ... I knew he didn't waste his x-mas time by improving his fitness with magician P. Paganini... If he keeps focused he can trouble David I guess :)

shotgun
01-16-2006, 11:51 AM
not the best start for the man who's supposed to challenge Federer.

about Udomchoke, well, they don't call him Udomchoke for nothing. :p

gooner88
01-16-2006, 11:52 AM
Well, the fact that he struggled on a little early on was not totally unexpected considering his recent illness. I remember last year in the beginning of the tournament he wasn't exactly in peak form either being pushed to five difficult sets against Ferrer yet ended up reaching the quarters almost beating Hewitt there.

Totally agree.
Hopefully he can better from here on in. As I've always said expect the unexpected with him.

joeb_uk
01-16-2006, 12:11 PM
Euro showed the first set :mad: and that was it! David wasnt playing that well, but I thought he still should have beaten a very poor opponent in 3 sets :shrug: Lets hope he picks it up, beating udomchoke in 5 is a very poor win :sad:

DDrago2
01-16-2006, 02:09 PM
I'v seen the first set on Eurosport and Nalbandian didn't seem to feel very good, but he looked more confident than before and took command in many points on a very classy way. He plays one of the most attractive games on the tour, and apart from his volley and serve I think he is the best player on tour - better even than Federer!

alfonsojose
01-16-2006, 02:13 PM
:scared: A bit more power from Udomchoke and Nalby would have lost

joyk
01-16-2006, 02:35 PM
As I've always said expect the unexpected with him

That`s the whole beauty of it.

Bilbo
01-16-2006, 02:43 PM
A typical Nalbandian match. I wonder how he beat Federer.

NyGeL
01-16-2006, 03:44 PM
Wawrinka can take him down... but I don't think so.

Dragula.mp3
01-16-2006, 05:18 PM
Maybe this tell us what happened.

DAVID NALBANDIAN: No, I feel that I didn't feel hundred percent yet. In the middle of the third set, I lose power, lose everything, and don't feel good. But, well, that's normal. I was sick in the beginning of the week, so I thought that I was better than I play. I expect to be better physically, but not hundred percent yet.

I recently watch and interview in ESPNLA and he said, he was having lost of power sometimes and lack of energy, and that was very weird, but in the 5th he was playing and feeling a lot better. Also the doctor's tell him that he is gonna keep this problems but he is gonna recover just fine.

sigmagirl91
01-16-2006, 05:37 PM
I recently watch and interview in ESPNLA and he said, he was having lost of power sometimes and lack of energy, and that was very weird, but in the 5th he was playing and feeling a lot better. Also the doctor's tell him that he is gonna keep this problems but he is gonna recover just fine.

Do you mean he's gonna continue to HAVE this problem, then he'll recover just fine?

Dragula.mp3
01-16-2006, 05:45 PM
Yes, he can have some lack of energy in the middle but is only a passenger thing.