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**The ~~"Good luck in Monte Carlo!!"~~David~Cheering Thread~**

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sigmagirl91
03-29-2006, 01:14 AM
And he finishes it with a sliced backhand overhead. Stylish.

:D We like "stylish".

Hola Mr. SK
03-29-2006, 01:14 AM
:wavey: See you all next match!

Hope, David brings his usual return game for the Ancic match :eek:

Nitey :zzz:
nitey:wavey:

sigmagirl91
03-29-2006, 01:15 AM
:wavey: See you all next match!

Hope, David brings his usual return game for the Ancic match :eek:

Nitey :zzz:

Nighty night....later!!! Maybe tomorrow night! I'll be able to catch this one.

Hola Mr. SK
03-29-2006, 01:19 AM
Wednesday:
Stadium: 7:00 PM Start
1. Women's Singles: Quarterfinals
Anastasia Myskina (RUS) [10] vs. Maria Sharapova (RUS) [4]

Not Before 9:00 PM
2. Men's Singles: Quarterfinals
Mario Ancic (CRO) [22] vs. David Nalbandian (ARG) [3]
Vamos,David.:banana:

sigmagirl91
03-29-2006, 01:21 AM
I can watch this match.

sigmagirl91
03-29-2006, 01:21 AM
I sincerely hope David brings his "A" game. If this match is any indication, David may have found his form.

jazz_girl
03-29-2006, 01:24 AM
I was able to see the last games of this match, and he looked good! I totally think he'll defeat Ancic tomorrow. There were a LOT of Argentines in the stadium, and I'm sure it will be the same tomorrow, so I can feel the DC atmosphere already! :lol:

sigmagirl91
03-29-2006, 01:25 AM
I was able to see the last games of this match, and he looked good! I totally think he'll defeat Ancic tomorrow. There were a LOT of Argentines in the stadium, and I'm sure it will be the same tomorrow, so I can feel the DC atmosphere already! :lol:

:D I'll be here for this match. I don't know if ESPN will televise, but I'll be able to follow from the online s/b (hate it, btw).

sigmagirl91
03-29-2006, 01:29 AM
http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20060329/capt.flkb22203290103.nasdaq_100_open_tennis_flkb22 2.jpg http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20060329/capt.flkb22103290047.nasdaq_100_open_tennis_flkb22 1.jpg http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20060329/capt.flkb21903290102.nasdaq_100_open_tennis_flkb21 9.jpg

From today's match.

marti_228
03-29-2006, 01:30 AM
I was able to see the last games of this match, and he looked good! I totally think he'll defeat Ancic tomorrow. There were a LOT of Argentines in the stadium, and I'm sure it will be the same tomorrow, so I can feel the DC atmosphere already! :lol:

It seemed to be the Davis Cup. Everybody in the stadium cheer for Nalbandian, because there were a lot of Argentines.
I heard one of the fans that shouted MATALO (kill him) it was very funny and then all of them sang: "vamos, vamos argentina, vamos,vamos a ganar..." ;)

Björki
03-29-2006, 06:13 AM
well done David. :D
Good luck against Ancic.

Björki
03-29-2006, 07:16 AM
D. NALBANDIAN/R. Stepanek
6‑3, 6‑4

An interview with:

DAVID NALBANDIAN

THE MODERATOR: Questions, please.

Q. Can you talk about your progress through the tournament so far, how you're playing.

DAVID NALBANDIAN: I think good. I think I didn't play my best the last two sets in the previous match. But I play okay.

Q. You haven't advanced this far in this tournament before, so it's something different this year? Your confidence is higher? What's going on?

DAVID NALBANDIAN: I always like to play here, but last year I was little bit sick when I was playing so I couldn't do my really best.

The match the years before, I don't know who I lose, but is a tough tournament for wind, is windy so is not easy to play. But I think playing better every time, so try to keep going.

Q. Do you feel like the win in Shanghai changed the perception of you as a player among the other players?

DAVID NALBANDIAN: Yeah, of course change, yeah.

Q. How?

DAVID NALBANDIAN: I feel more comfortable on court and I think that I'm playing very more quiet. I'm feel confidence as well.

Q. You're someone who has made the semifinals or better in all four majors. It's a nice record of consistency. Yet you only have four tournament wins in your career. Why is there that discrepancy?

DAVID NALBANDIAN: I like play big tournaments. Need to have a motivation to play. I don't know, it's strange things to describe it, yeah.

Q. Do you sometimes wake up in the night and think, "Why don't I have more tournament wins"?

DAVID NALBANDIAN: No, I sleep well ‑ very well.

Q. I know you're concentrating on this tournament, but if I could just ask you to look ahead to the Davis Cup tie. Just one comment from you about Argentina playing Croatia in Zagreb?

DAVID NALBANDIAN: Well, it's gonna be tough. They are the champions, last champions. They're gonna put a very fast surface, so it's gonna be hard to beat them.

But I think we are ready.

Q. Even though Gaudio and Coria are struggling a little bit right now, do you still feel like Argentine tennis is at a very powerful place in the world?

DAVID NALBANDIAN: I think so, yeah.

Q. And what about your own chances in a major? Do you think you can win a Grand Slam?

DAVID NALBANDIAN: Well, I was close every time, so I can do it once ‑ or more than once.

FastScripts by ASAP Sports...

Hola Mr. SK
03-29-2006, 07:17 AM
one more pic. after the victory
http://image2.sina.com.cn/ty/t/p/2006-03-29/U354P6T12D2130280F44DT20060329123433.jpg

Hola Mr. SK
03-29-2006, 07:23 AM
D. NALBANDIAN/R. Stepanek
6‑3, 6‑4

Q. Do you sometimes wake up in the night and think, "Why don't I have more tournament wins"?

DAVID NALBANDIAN: No, I sleep well ‑ very well.

FastScripts by ASAP Sports...
:lol:

Kyla
03-29-2006, 11:46 AM
I was able to see the last games of this match, and he looked good! I totally think he'll defeat Ancic tomorrow. There were a LOT of Argentines in the stadium, and I'm sure it will be the same tomorrow, so I can feel the DC atmosphere already! :lol:
Well then, he'd better START the Ancic match the way he ended the last match :)

I don't know yet whether I'll be online but my guess is yes ;)

bovenbuuf
03-29-2006, 12:16 PM
Nice interview. Hope he can do well in his next round match, Ancic always hard, but well good changes.

sigmagirl91
03-29-2006, 12:28 PM
The good news is, David has played Ancic twice and has yet to lose a set to him.

bibi_s
03-29-2006, 01:48 PM
Good luck to our David in his next match!!! Let's hope he'll think about the DC while playing. It always motivates him much!!! Vamos!!! :yippee:

Jill
03-29-2006, 02:06 PM
Wednesday:
Stadium: 7:00 PM Start
1. Women's Singles: Quarterfinals
Anastasia Myskina (RUS) [10] vs. Maria Sharapova (RUS) [4]

Not Before 9:00 PM
2. Men's Singles: Quarterfinals
Mario Ancic (CRO) [22] vs. David Nalbandian (ARG) [3]
Vamos,David.:banana:

Unfortunately not great time for me, I'll be at work. I'll have to sneak a look at the live scores. Saw some of his match today before work. Looked ok. I'm glad he won in 2 sets.

Hola Mr. SK
03-29-2006, 02:43 PM
oh,man,it's not even semis yet and some Fedfans have already showed their fears in GM. :rolls:

sigmagirl91
03-29-2006, 03:23 PM
oh,man,it's not even semis yet and some Fedfans have already showed their fears in GM. :rolls:

I saw that...isn't that funny?

Eugenia
03-29-2006, 05:13 PM
Good luck to our David in his next match!!! Let's hope he'll think about the DC while playing. It always motivates him much!!! Vamos!!! :yippee:

Good win David!!! :bigclap: I hope the same as you!!! :bounce: Vamos David!!! :aparty:

joyk
03-29-2006, 05:29 PM
oh,man,it's not even semis yet and some Fedfans have already showed their fears in GM. :rolls:
I`m drooling right now just thinking of such a final,I would love to see David kick Fed`s ass.I hope David will reach the final.

justClaudia
03-29-2006, 06:10 PM
I was able to see the last games of this match, and he looked good! I totally think he'll defeat Ancic tomorrow. There were a LOT of Argentines in the stadium, and I'm sure it will be the same tomorrow, so I can feel the DC atmosphere already! :lol:

Great! He likes to feel the suport from the crowd. Hope they're are all there tomorow. ;)

Good luck against Mario, David. :dance:

RogiFan88
03-29-2006, 10:05 PM
David will even out the pre-DC score by beating Mario, who, strangely up to now, has not choked this tournament but has defended his points. ;)

RogiFan88
03-29-2006, 10:06 PM
...I'll even go on to say that David will most likely make the Final after he beats the next Croat... altho I do not know their h-t-h. :lol:

sigmagirl91
03-30-2006, 01:05 AM
...I'll even go on to say that David will most likely make the Final after he beats the next Croat... altho I do not know their h-t-h. :lol:

David vs. Ancic 2-0
David vs. Ivan 2-1...last meeting was in Shanghai, in which David beat Ivan 2 and 2.

justClaudia
03-30-2006, 01:12 AM
Tiff will you be around for the match?

sigmagirl91
03-30-2006, 01:18 AM
Tiff will you be around for the match?

I'll try to be. I'm in the middle of getting a paper written right now, so I'll do the best I can.

justClaudia
03-30-2006, 01:23 AM
I'll try to be. I'm in the middle of getting a paper written right now, so I'll do the best I can.

Okay. Think I will, if don't fall asleep of course.

I hope you can make it, your 'livescore' is way better then the official one, that sucks.

_Lars_
03-30-2006, 01:30 AM
30 min. for the match, can´t wait!!. Hope Nalbo is focused....i´ll be watching it on tv, so i won´t be here in the thread :( . (Don´t have any comp near the tv, or a wifi laptop, lol). If Nalbo can win this, he plays Ljubo ... nice DC preview ...

justClaudia
03-30-2006, 01:38 AM
30 min. for the match, can´t wait!!. Hope Nalbo is focused....i´ll be watching it on tv, so i won´t be here in the thread :( . (Don´t have any comp near the tv, or a wifi laptop, lol). If Nalbo can win this, he plays Ljubo ... nice DC preview ...

Lucky you to have it on TV. Here we're stuck in scoreboards. :(


Let's hope Daveed is in a good mood today, and wins.

_Lars_
03-30-2006, 01:41 AM
Sorry , i didn´t mean the :( . I thought it was somenthing else when i wrote it in the quick reply ... i´m new to the forum...i meant somenthing else, like :sad: ...anyway....this is a stupid post, just didn´t want anyone to take that the wrong way.....

Anyway Good Luck to Fat Nalbo!!

_Lars_
03-30-2006, 01:46 AM
Hey, you may try the Live Stream For Miami thread...there are some programs to watch live TV on the net...and some sports channels....i don´t know if they will be transmitting this match...but i think they will transmit the semis...you can ask the ppl in that thread, they know more than i do....
hope it helps...i saw David`s first match in the live scoreboard.....no nice...specially Nalbo`s matches...

justClaudia
03-30-2006, 01:53 AM
Thanks Lars. We will have live coverage for the semis here, so he has to win today. Because I really want to see him in action again.

Anyway, I am not so sure if I'll make it tonight as I am very sleepy and it's very late here. ( 2:51 a.m. :bolt: )

Hola Mr. SK
03-30-2006, 02:03 AM
Morning,Claudia :p

zan
03-30-2006, 02:03 AM
Where is the scoring? The ATP Live Score shows no matches, although they should be warming up.

sigmagirl91
03-30-2006, 02:04 AM
I don't know if they're gonna show David here...they just showed highlights of Golovin's match.

zan
03-30-2006, 02:04 AM
Never mind. It finally appeared. And, they charge for this service.

sigmagirl91
03-30-2006, 02:05 AM
Where is the scoring? The ATP Live Score shows no matches, although they should be warming up.

It's up...the same rinky-dink board I've been following since the tournament began. :(

sigmagirl91
03-30-2006, 02:06 AM
Never mind. It finally appeared. And, they charge for this service.

I'm not going back to that site, since they're not offering free service for this tournament.

zan
03-30-2006, 02:06 AM
I don't know if they're gonna show David here...they just showed highlights of Golovin's match.
Not on ESPN. What should we expect? I've heard the head of ESPN speak and he claims Americans are not interested in what he calls international players. :eek:

Hola Mr. SK
03-30-2006, 02:06 AM
for livestream program you can down load here and install:
http://www.tvkoo.com/en/download.htm

Caralimon
03-30-2006, 02:06 AM
The players are already on court. David is wearing the orange shirt.

sigmagirl91
03-30-2006, 02:06 AM
Not on ESPN. What should we expect? I've heard the head of ESPN speak and he claims Americans are not interested in what he calls international players. :eek:

Hence, the ESPN sucks thread. They must not perform very good demographics.

sigmagirl91
03-30-2006, 02:07 AM
The players are already on court. David is wearing the orange shirt.

Where's my puking icon?

sigmagirl91
03-30-2006, 02:09 AM
What's happening now, practicing?

zan
03-30-2006, 02:10 AM
Where's my puking icon?
Bad things happen when he wears the orange shirt. The game goes more swiftly and in his favor when he wears blue.

sigmagirl91
03-30-2006, 02:10 AM
Bad things happen when he wears the orange shirt. The game goes more swiftly and in his favor when he wears blue.

I know...why orange? Why? I hate it!!!

Caralimon
03-30-2006, 02:11 AM
Just finished the warm up, about to start. Ancic to serve.

Hola Mr. SK
03-30-2006, 02:11 AM
practicing.
but the stream is about 1 or 2 mins delay :( I have to stick with the s/b for the latest score.

sigmagirl91
03-30-2006, 02:12 AM
Ancic to serve
0-15

sigmagirl91
03-30-2006, 02:12 AM
15-15

sigmagirl91
03-30-2006, 02:12 AM
30-15

sigmagirl91
03-30-2006, 02:13 AM
Come on, David!!!

30-30...get to bp, David!!!

Caralimon
03-30-2006, 02:13 AM
Booom, what a start, big return, bp.

sigmagirl91
03-30-2006, 02:13 AM
30-40....c'mon, David....break here!!!

Hola Mr. SK
03-30-2006, 02:13 AM
bp,take it!!

sigmagirl91
03-30-2006, 02:13 AM
Come on!!! Good start, btw!

sigmagirl91
03-30-2006, 02:14 AM
YES! David has the break!! Now...we need a hold!!!

Hola Mr. SK
03-30-2006, 02:14 AM
nice!! :bigclap:

zan
03-30-2006, 02:15 AM
Off to a good start. Now keep up the momentum.

sigmagirl91
03-30-2006, 02:16 AM
David serving
15-0
30-0

sigmagirl91
03-30-2006, 02:16 AM
David serving
15-0
30-0
40-0

sigmagirl91
03-30-2006, 02:17 AM
Come on, David!!!!
He holds at love 2-0....now break again!!!

Caralimon
03-30-2006, 02:17 AM
Impressive start.

justClaudia
03-30-2006, 02:17 AM
Great start!!! :woohoo:

zan
03-30-2006, 02:17 AM
Maybe he's finally found his groove.

Hola Mr. SK
03-30-2006, 02:18 AM
hold to love!!
He's serving good and play solid tennis. everything's working well.
no chance for Mario so far.

sigmagirl91
03-30-2006, 02:18 AM
Ancic to serve
15-0
try to break again, David!!!

sigmagirl91
03-30-2006, 02:18 AM
15-15
30-15

sigmagirl91
03-30-2006, 02:19 AM
Come on, David!!! Even it up again!!!

30-30....way to go!!! Now, get to bp!

Hola Mr. SK
03-30-2006, 02:19 AM
get a break,David!

sigmagirl91
03-30-2006, 02:20 AM
C'mon, David....get to bp!!!
40-30....get to deuce!!!

sigmagirl91
03-30-2006, 02:20 AM
You can do it, David!!!

Argentine girl
03-30-2006, 02:20 AM
Last night I watched the tape of Nalbo VS. Radek match. I think Nalbo played pretty good. I hope he can do it better in this match.

Best of luck, David.

sigmagirl91
03-30-2006, 02:21 AM
Mario holds! Come on, David!!! HOLD!!!

sigmagirl91
03-30-2006, 02:21 AM
Last night I watched the tape of Nalbo VS. Radek match. I think Nalbo played pretty good. I hope he can do it better in this match.

Best of luck, David.

He seems pretty dialed in right now.

Hola Mr. SK
03-30-2006, 02:23 AM
Ancic challenged one point for instant replay and the ball was out by David.

justClaudia
03-30-2006, 02:24 AM
Last night I watched the tape of Nalbo VS. Radek match. I think Nalbo played pretty good. I hope he can do it better in this match.

Best of luck, David.

:yeah:

He seems to be pretty focused at the moment.

Caralimon
03-30-2006, 02:25 AM
Nice hold... double break anyone?

Hola Mr. SK
03-30-2006, 02:25 AM
David is serving really well!
3-1 now!

zan
03-30-2006, 02:25 AM
This is good prep for Davis Cup.

Caralimon
03-30-2006, 02:27 AM
I don't what the hell is Ancic thinking, he keeps running from the baseline instead of rushing the net, or something diferent.

This is over in an hour this way.

sigmagirl91
03-30-2006, 02:27 AM
Can we faint now? David has lost only one point on serve. :o

Ancic to serve
0-15
0-30....WTG David!!!
0-40...oh, gawd....David's going on a tear!!!

4-1 to David...he broke at love. Now...serve at love, David!!!

zan
03-30-2006, 02:28 AM
On a roll!!!!

Hola Mr. SK
03-30-2006, 02:28 AM
4-1 :bigclap:

sigmagirl91
03-30-2006, 02:28 AM
I don't what the hell is Ancic thinking, he keeps running from the baseline instead of rushing the net, or something diferent.

This is over in an hour this way.

We want this, man!! As long as Ancic plays no-brain tennis, David can thrash him.

sigmagirl91
03-30-2006, 02:29 AM
On a roll!!!!

Straight butta, baby!!!

justClaudia
03-30-2006, 02:29 AM
We want this, man!! As long as Ancic plays no-brain tennis, David can thrash him.


Exactly!!

Keep going Daveed. That's great so far.

sigmagirl91
03-30-2006, 02:30 AM
I so wanted this set to be a bagel, but hey.....you can have everything. Anyway....David to serve.....

0-15...grrr....only the second point lost on serve....
get back even, David!!

0-30....no, David!!!

Come on!!!!

Hola Mr. SK
03-30-2006, 02:30 AM
We want this, man!! As long as Ancic plays no-brain tennis, David can thrash him.
Ancic IS playing no brain tennis :rolls:

sigmagirl91
03-30-2006, 02:30 AM
15-30....get back even!!!

Caralimon
03-30-2006, 02:30 AM
We want this, man!! As long as Ancic plays no-brain tennis, David can thrash him.

It's not like he can hear me.

Hola Mr. SK
03-30-2006, 02:31 AM
15-30 :(

sigmagirl91
03-30-2006, 02:31 AM
C'mon, David...no breaks!!!

Whew...30-30...get to gp!!!

sigmagirl91
03-30-2006, 02:31 AM
:woohoo: 40-30....win this point!!! Way to come back in this service game!!!

sigmagirl91
03-30-2006, 02:32 AM
Great hold 5-1....now break for the set!!!

zan
03-30-2006, 02:33 AM
Great hold 5-1....now break for the set!!!
Don't you wish we could "see" the match? :worship:

Hola Mr. SK
03-30-2006, 02:33 AM
5-1 now!! 0-30*
A destroy is underway.:rolls:

sigmagirl91
03-30-2006, 02:35 AM
Ancic serving
0-15
0-30....oh, gawd....flashes of Shanghai are rushing through my head!
15-30....get to bp, David!!!
30-30...get to bp, David!!!
40-30...get to deuce, David!!!

sigmagirl91
03-30-2006, 02:35 AM
5-2....David serves...ahem....for the opening set....

Hola Mr. SK
03-30-2006, 02:36 AM
finally,Mario holds by some aces

sigmagirl91
03-30-2006, 02:36 AM
David, please serve it out!!! Don't pick this time to serve like a moron!!!

sigmagirl91
03-30-2006, 02:37 AM
David to serve

Hola Mr. SK
03-30-2006, 02:37 AM
David challenged marios in serve,an ace
he lost the point

sigmagirl91
03-30-2006, 02:39 AM
David challenged marios in serve,an ace
he lost the point

It's OK....the set's history....David takes it 6-2.

Hola Mr. SK
03-30-2006, 02:40 AM
Bagel him in the 3rd set,David!!

justClaudia
03-30-2006, 02:40 AM
Never I thought this first set would be so easy for David! :bounce:

But hey, I'm always opened to this kind of surprises. Hear me Daveed? :kiss: Now go and don't make your life hard in the second, k thanks.

Hola Mr. SK
03-30-2006, 02:41 AM
2nd oops :lol:

zan
03-30-2006, 02:41 AM
It's OK....the set's history....David takes it 6-2.
Are you sure? Live Scoring (ha!) says it's ...never mind. They finally caught up with reality.

sigmagirl91
03-30-2006, 02:43 AM
40-15
Ancic holds 1-0* HOLD, David!!!

sigmagirl91
03-30-2006, 02:43 AM
Bagel him in the 3rd set,David!!

Third set?

sigmagirl91
03-30-2006, 02:44 AM
Come on, David....HOLD!!! You can do it!!!

sigmagirl91
03-30-2006, 02:44 AM
David to serve
15-0
15-15....come on, David!!! Get outta this!!!

sigmagirl91
03-30-2006, 02:45 AM
15-30...gah!!! Come on, David....get out of this!!!
Whew...30-30....get to gp!!!

Hola Mr. SK
03-30-2006, 02:46 AM
30*-30
HOLD!!

sigmagirl91
03-30-2006, 02:47 AM
Come on, David!!! Get to gp!!!
Good going, David....40-30...HOLD here!!!
GAH!!! Deuce....get the AD!!!
Nice time to go to deuce, David. :rolleyes:

sigmagirl91
03-30-2006, 02:47 AM
AD Ancic? Erase the bp, David!!! NOW!!!

Kyla
03-30-2006, 02:47 AM
First :woohoo: first set won!!!!! :woohoo: With two breaks! Without dropping serve!!!!

Second: HOLD YOUR SERVE NOW!!!!! DON'T LET UP!!!!!

sigmagirl91
03-30-2006, 02:48 AM
Come on, David!!!

Caralimon
03-30-2006, 02:48 AM
Vamos David, don't let him enter.

Hola Mr. SK
03-30-2006, 02:48 AM
bp,Mario!!
HOLD.get to deuce!! :shout:

sigmagirl91
03-30-2006, 02:48 AM
A bp saved!!! Get the AD now!!!

sigmagirl91
03-30-2006, 02:48 AM
AD David....get a good first serve in!!!

Kyla
03-30-2006, 02:48 AM
AD David! Next point please!

sigmagirl91
03-30-2006, 02:49 AM
He holds 1-1...now break!!!

Kyla
03-30-2006, 02:49 AM
Good, 1 all...

BTW: Good moring everyone :wavey: (4.50 a.m. here *yawn*)

Hola Mr. SK
03-30-2006, 02:50 AM
0*-30,now break!!

Kyla
03-30-2006, 02:50 AM
0-30 yummy - break here David

sigmagirl91
03-30-2006, 02:51 AM
Ancic to serve
0-15
0-30...go for it, David!!! Get to bp!!!
0-40...break here!!!
David breaks....2-1....now hold!!!

Kyla
03-30-2006, 02:51 AM
:D

Hola Mr. SK
03-30-2006, 02:51 AM
nice break :drool:
destroy him,David!!

Argentine girl
03-30-2006, 02:52 AM
Good morning Kyla ( 9.55 A.M. here)

Caralimon
03-30-2006, 02:54 AM
Mario has 123123 ue.

zan
03-30-2006, 02:55 AM
What a match!

Kyla
03-30-2006, 02:56 AM
:woohoo: not even 5 a.m. yet and I can type the magical words:

DAVID HOLDS TO LOVE! :yippee:

sigmagirl91
03-30-2006, 02:56 AM
Mario has 123123 ue.

:haha: :haha: That's funny!!!

Ancic to serve
0-15

justClaudia
03-30-2006, 02:56 AM
Good morning Kyla ( 9.55 A.M. here)

3:55 A.M. here. :lol:

sigmagirl91
03-30-2006, 02:56 AM
:woohoo: not even 5 a.m. yet and I can type the magical words:

DAVID HOLDS TO LOVE! :yippee:

And he only faced one break point. What a weapon his serve is!!! :rolleyes:

Kyla
03-30-2006, 02:57 AM
Mario has 123123 ue.
:haha:

And David has 45 total points, Ancic 21! That's my kinda match :D

sigmagirl91
03-30-2006, 02:57 AM
0-30...has Ancic given up or something?
15-30...get to bp!

Argentine girl
03-30-2006, 02:58 AM
Vamos David. Win the second rubber for Argentina.

sigmagirl91
03-30-2006, 02:58 AM
15-40 :D Break again. This is becoming a slaughter!!! I thought it would be closer than this!!!

Kyla
03-30-2006, 02:58 AM
:woohoo: 2 more BPs CONVERT HERE

destroy him!

Hola Mr. SK
03-30-2006, 02:58 AM
2bp's :D

sigmagirl91
03-30-2006, 02:59 AM
4-1.....David's converted all bp opps. What an amazing stat!
David, HOLD!!!

Kyla
03-30-2006, 02:59 AM
:woohoo: Double break 4-1!!!!!

David go on just like that and I can go back to bed, get some more :zzz:

zan
03-30-2006, 03:00 AM
0-30...has Ancic given up or something?
15-30...get to bp!
Who cares? I want to see David in the semi and eat IL! :D

sigmagirl91
03-30-2006, 03:00 AM
David to serve

I almost feel sorry for Ancic right now....poor guy!!!

zan
03-30-2006, 03:01 AM
David to serve

I almost feel sorry for Ancic right now....poor guy!!!
I don't. David needs the confidence boost and there have been bad nights for him. Nice to see this isn't one.

Kyla
03-30-2006, 03:01 AM
4-1.....David's converted all bp opps. What an amazing stat!
David, HOLD!!!

Yes - that's the way I like it! If only he would play like that more often ;) (and in earlier rounds too :rolleyes: )

Argentine girl
03-30-2006, 03:01 AM
Who cares? I want to see David in the semi and eat IL!

Me too.

Kyla
03-30-2006, 03:02 AM
Ancic is a cutie - but not today ;) Not when he plays David!!!

C'mon David give him sth to think about bf Davis Cup ;)

Kyla
03-30-2006, 03:03 AM
DAVID HOLDS TO LOVE AGAIN :hearts:

zan
03-30-2006, 03:03 AM
Is it possible this match could be over in less than an hour!!!!

Caralimon
03-30-2006, 03:03 AM
Unexpected easy match. Come on, finish it off.

Hola Mr. SK
03-30-2006, 03:03 AM
nice hold!
the match's almost over

sigmagirl91
03-30-2006, 03:05 AM
Ancic to serve
15-0
30-0...can HE hold at love?
40-0....possibly....David will serve for it, I guess!!!
40-15
5-2.....David to serve for a semifinal spot!!! Please HOLD!!!

Kyla
03-30-2006, 03:05 AM
Ancic holds...

5-2 - SERVE THIS OUT DAVID!!!!!

sigmagirl91
03-30-2006, 03:05 AM
nice hold!
the match's almost over

If he can just hold on!!!

David to serve

justClaudia
03-30-2006, 03:05 AM
Ancic is a cutie - but not today ;) Not when he plays David!!!

C'mon David give him sth to think about bf Davis Cup ;)

Mario is a baby.


Daveeeeeeeeeed!!!!!!!!!! Close it now. :yippee:

Hola Mr. SK
03-30-2006, 03:06 AM
okey,this should be 6-2 6-2
hold to take the match,Daveeed :banana:

Argentine girl
03-30-2006, 03:06 AM
David to serve for a semifinal spot!!! Please HOLD!!!

Yes, please.

sigmagirl91
03-30-2006, 03:07 AM
Come onnnnnn!!!!!

Good start 15-0

Hola Mr. SK
03-30-2006, 03:07 AM
3MP's :)

sigmagirl91
03-30-2006, 03:08 AM
30-0...two more points!!!
40-0....triple MP!!! Take it!!!

Do it here!!!!!!!!

:woohoo: David wins!!! 6-2 6-2

Hola Mr. SK
03-30-2006, 03:08 AM
GSM David 6-2 6-2 :)

Caralimon
03-30-2006, 03:08 AM
6-2 6-2

Bring on the Ljubicic.

zan
03-30-2006, 03:08 AM
They don't waste any time turning off the live scoring. I wanted to savor the score line a bit more.

Kyla
03-30-2006, 03:09 AM
YEEEEEEHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!

David serves out to love!!!! Is this GREAT or what?! :D

Ancic for breakfast - I'm going straight to bed now!

Damn, that was quick :D

I'm completely jubilant!!!! DO THAT AGAIN IN THE SEMIS DAVID!!!!

Argentine girl
03-30-2006, 03:09 AM
Thank you David. You make my day again.

sigmagirl91
03-30-2006, 03:09 AM
YEEEEEEHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!

David serves out to love!!!! Is this GREAT or what?! :D

Ancic for breakfast - I'm going straight to bed now!

Damn, that was quick :D

I'm completely jubilant!!!! DO THAT AGAIN IN THE SEMIS DAVID!!!!

I hope he can!!! He put on a clinic today. I never thought I'd say that, but hey....

sigmagirl91
03-30-2006, 03:10 AM
Thank you David. You make my day again.

He's made my week!!

justClaudia
03-30-2006, 03:11 AM
:banana:

Go and win the bald now, D. You even deserve a :kiss: For being so good tonight.

Kyla
03-30-2006, 03:12 AM
:banana:

Goodnight everyone!

See you for SF!!! :wavey:

RogiFan88
03-30-2006, 03:12 AM
One down, one to go... that's one motivated David. :lol:

justClaudia
03-30-2006, 03:14 AM
Night Kyla. :hug:

I should be going to bed as well. But I am so excited, don't think I could sleep right now.

_Lars_
03-30-2006, 03:19 AM
What a great match, just watched it on tv....poor Ancic he was there as another espectator...Nalbo didn´t give him a chance. He played *really* well, that´s the David we all want to see more often.
If i were Ljubo, i`d be a little bit worried... :rolleyes:

Long live King David!! :worship:

Julio1974
03-30-2006, 03:19 AM
This was a pleasant surprise. I was a bit scared about this match but he just crushed Ancic. I hope he keeps playing like this against Ljubicic.

sigmagirl91
03-30-2006, 03:20 AM
This was a pleasant surprise. I was a bit scared about this match but he just crushed Ancic. I hope he keeps playing like this against Ljubicic.

I hope he remembers Shanghai, where he beat Ivan 2 and 2. I'm sure he's fancying his chances there. They've never met on a hardcourt before, so it's gonna be interesting to see how he does.

disturb3d
03-30-2006, 03:46 AM
His form is where it should be.
If he can take the title, he will be set for amazing results the whole year round.

Vamos mate

sigmagirl91
03-30-2006, 03:48 AM
His form is where it should be.
If he can take the title, he will be set for amazing results the whole year round.

Vamos mate

Yes....and here we were a few days ago facing two match points! Who woulda thunk it?

disturb3d
03-30-2006, 04:03 AM
David hasn't lost serve in his last two matches. Comforting.

sigmagirl91
03-30-2006, 04:04 AM
David hasn't lost serve in his last two matches. Comforting.

Very much so. I hope he's motivated more than ever, seeing the encouraging stats from the last three matches.

disturb3d
03-30-2006, 04:06 AM
Incase these haven't been posted:

http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20060330/capt.flkb31303300329.nasdaq_100_open_tennis_flkb31 3.jpg
http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20060330/capt.flkb31403300324.nasdaq_100_open_tennis_flkb31 4.jpg
http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20060330/capt.flkb31203300323.nasdaq_100_open_tennis_flkb31 2.jpg

Hola Mr. SK
03-30-2006, 04:06 AM
Pics of today:
http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20060330/capt.flkb31303300329.nasdaq_100_open_tennis_flkb31 3.jpg
http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20060330/capt.flkb31403300324.nasdaq_100_open_tennis_flkb31 4.jpg
http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20060330/capt.flkb31203300323.nasdaq_100_open_tennis_flkb31 2.jpg
(AP Photo/Steve Mitchell)

http://image2.sina.com.cn/ty/t/p/2006-03-30/U1535P6T12D2132332F44DT20060330115800.jpg
http://image2.sina.com.cn/ty/t/p/2006-03-30/U1535P6T12D2132325F44DT20060330115639.jpg
http://image2.sina.com.cn/ty/t/p/2006-03-30/U1535P6T12D2132323F44DT20060330115544.jpg

Hola Mr. SK
03-30-2006, 04:08 AM
You were quick,disturb3d! ;)

sigmagirl91
03-30-2006, 04:28 AM
Match Summary M. Ancic D. Nalbandian

1st Serve % 56% 78%
Aces 6 3
Double Faults 3 0
Winning % -
1st Serve Pts. 13 of 23 = 57% 28 of 32 = 88%
Winning %-
2nd Serve Pts. 6 of 18 = 33% 6 of 9 = 67%
Winners
(including service) 10 21
Unforced Errors 17 9
Break Point
Conversions 0 of 1 = 0% 4 of 4 = 100%
Net Approaches 2 of 8 = 25% 9 of 11 = 82%
Total Points Won 26 56
Fastest Match
Serve Speed 128.0 MPH 120.0 MPH
Average Match
Serve Speed 118.7 109.9


I've outlined the key stats in bold.

Björki
03-30-2006, 05:39 AM
Well done David :yeah: what a nice results.
Now beat Ivan pls :bounce:

Seneca
03-30-2006, 05:40 AM
Those stats are insane :eek:

7 points lost on serve all match, 21/9 winner/UE -ratio... I can't even believe what I'm seeing here.

I should even be able to see the semifinal on tv, which is nice for a change.

Björki
03-30-2006, 05:43 AM
D. NALBANDIAN/M. Ancic
6-2, 6-2

An interview with:

DAVID NALBANDIAN

THE MODERATOR: Questions, please.

Q. Where would you rate that match, among one of the best matches of your career? One of the best, the way you played?

DAVID NALBANDIAN: It's difficult to say if it's the best or not. But I feel that I play almost perfect from the beginning until the end. Just I do few mistakes in the first game in the second set. But normal, I mean, two mistakes. I mean, it's quite perfect, so I'm very happy.

Q. When you play like that, don't you feel you should be No. 3 or even No. 2, but why not No. 1?

DAVID NALBANDIAN: Well, is not easy play like this all the time. I mean, I take too much risk on my game. You have to be careful in every shot. I mean, I try to hit close to the line all my game, I try to do it all the time, but it's not easy. Sometimes I play like this and sometimes I do, I don't know, 80 mistakes like the first match.

But I think that I'm more confident every time and I feel I playing better.

Q. Why didn't you play so much between Australia and now?

DAVID NALBANDIAN: I play Davis Cup, and then I get a little injury in the abdominals. I start feeling in Australia. So after Davis Cup my muscles say "stop it" and I have to stop for a while and come back in Indian Wells.

Q. When you practice, do you think there's something to improve, or is it just the ability to play your best game?

DAVID NALBANDIAN: Well, improve, it's important. I mean, you don't have to stop improving. I mean, the guys younger that are coming better every time. You have to keep going, keep improving, try to do better shots every time.

So when I practice, I try to play like this and even improve a little bit more.

Q. So you played the first Davis Cup match today, tomorrow you have the second...

DAVID NALBANDIAN: No, no, no (smiling).

Q. You have Ljubicic. He said before, today, that he felt he was the No. 2 at the beginning of the year.

DAVID NALBANDIAN: Who is No. 2?

Q. Ljubicic said he feels that himself at the moment is No. 2 in the world since the last few weeks.

DAVID NALBANDIAN: Well, he played good. I mean, I think he won two tournaments, one or two tournaments. He is playing good.

Last year also, I mean, he playing incredible all the year. Davis Cup also, in the first round they beat USA on here. I mean, he play very good games, very good matches. I think this year he is playing good again, so it's gonna be a good match. I mean, good preparation for Zagreb next week.

Q. In which way can he be tougher than Ancic?

DAVID NALBANDIAN: In which way?

Q. Is it more difficult to beat him than Ancic? What is he doing better than Ancic?

DAVID NALBANDIAN: Ljubicic better than Ancic?

Q. Yes.

DAVID NALBANDIAN: I think it most depends of my game. If I play like this, I have lot of chance to win. But I think both has great serve. And Ancic, sometimes he do a lot of mistakes, like easy mistakes. And Ljubicic, he's improving all the time and playing better. So I think he's more complete player.

FastScripts by ASAP Sports...

bovenbuuf
03-30-2006, 08:10 AM
nice game, still unfortuatly i still can't watch a thing...

sigmagirl91
03-30-2006, 09:06 AM
Although I didn't highlight it, the net approach percentage is worth a second look. I didn't expect that either.

Hola Mr. SK
03-30-2006, 09:12 AM
Ancic is inconsistent and his level is below Radek's. Playing Ivan is quite a different story. Hope David can still get such wonderful numbers against him.

landoud
03-30-2006, 09:35 AM
congrats David

bibi_s
03-30-2006, 10:38 AM
Congratulations to all, for the impressive and easy win of our full of surprises David!!! Thank God that this time it was a pleasant one!!! I watched only the second set and he played almost perfect and very clever. And even his serve impressed me. I hope he'll retain his high confidence and motivation for his next opponent, who is obviously respected since he's changed his tone of statements. Vamos and good luck!!!

jazz_girl
03-30-2006, 10:59 AM
I was impressed by the whole match, especially in the first set, where he just made 2 UE :eek: I hope he can keep this up :yeah:

jazz_girl
03-30-2006, 11:05 AM
Quote from Ljubicic:
"Hoy por hoy Agustín es más peligroso en canchas rápidas que Coria y Gaudio, los otros top ten que tiene Argentina además de Nalbandian. Hoy (por ayer) jugó un gran primer set, fue un rival muy complicado. Hay que estar muy atento para ganarle. Y ni hablar de David, que está cada vez más sólido, más seguro, más confiado. La semana que viene será clave el partido de dobles. Argentina tiene un gran equipo, tiene grandes jugadores que de pronto no están hoy en el equipo pero tiene tenistas de sobra como para ganar la Davis. La verdad, ya la podrían haber ganado con tanto potencial. Yo sé muy bien que no puedo ganar sólo con el saque, Nalbandian me ganó muy bien en el Masters y hasta le ganó a Federer en la final. Habrá que esforzarse mucho para ganarle a Argentina."

"Nowadays Agustín is more dangerous than Coria and Gaudio in fast courts, the other top ten that Argentina has, besides Nalbandian. Today, he played a great first set, he was a complicated rival. You have to be very aware to beat him. And let's not even talk about David, who gets more solid each time he plays, more confident. Next week, the doubles will be a key match. Argentina has a great team, has great players who maybe are not in the team today, but it has many tennis players to win the DC. Actually, they could have won it with so much potential. I know very well that I can't just win with my serve alone, Nalbandian beat me fairly in the Masters and he even beat Federer in the final. We'll have to make a great effort to beat Argentina"

sigmagirl91
03-30-2006, 11:37 AM
I was impressed by the whole match, especially in the first set, where he just made 2 UE :eek: I hope he can keep this up :yeah:

:eek: Two UEs? What a stat! For the whole match he made 9, and that too is still impressive. I'm still staring at at a 100% bp conversion rate and an 82% net point conversion rate. I would have thought that Ancic would lead David in net points, but this too is impressive.

jazz_girl
03-30-2006, 12:11 PM
:eek: Two UEs? What a stat! For the whole match he made 9, and that too is still impressive. I'm still staring at at a 100% bp conversion rate and an 82% net point conversion rate. I would have thought that Ancic would lead David in net points, but this too is impressive.
He couldn't even approach the net cause David's shots were too deep. I was really impressed by his performance, he looked terribly confident.

sigmagirl91
03-30-2006, 12:34 PM
He couldn't even approach the net cause David's shots were too deep. I was really impressed by his performance, he looked terribly confident.

Great tactics. And he kept it under an hour! Remember that!

bibi_s
03-30-2006, 01:22 PM
The good thing about David is, that he can always change his tactics depending on the player he plays, the way he plays, he can very quickly figure out what he has to do to win the match during the match itself. Always has plan B, C…, etc. He is thinking on the court.

gooner88
03-30-2006, 01:56 PM
It's great to see Nalbo playing well and getting good results again. :)
Although I haven't seen the matches, the wins over Stepanek and Ancic look comprehensive. Long may it continue. :yeah:

tennisace
03-30-2006, 02:46 PM
I've never posted in this forum before but just got back from Miami on Tuesday and had the opportunity to see David practice on Wednesday and play Berdych on Sunday. Met and chatted with his cousin Steven at the practice. He told me some interesting tidbits - that David just didn't feel like playing last week in IW, but wanted to go deep in the draw in Miami (which apparently he's been able to accomplish so far. :) ) He also said he's afraid if David doesn't start wearing a hat he'll get skin cancer because he sweats off the sunscreen so quickly. He kept telling David to go put on a hat and David (being his grumpy self) keep telling him to quit bothering him about it. I have lots of pics from both practice and the match - but too many to re-size and post. If anyone is interested in seeing them go to www.snapfish.com. Log in under my addy emily1956@earthlink.net and the password is tennisace124. Album is TMS Miami2006. Davids pics are proably about half way through.

disturb3d
03-30-2006, 02:56 PM
Skin cancer? Dave is already black as can be. I'm sure he's got a decent level of immunity to skin cancer.

Eugenia
03-30-2006, 02:58 PM
Great performance David!!! :bigclap: He played awesome tennis, his returns to Ancic's serve were amazing!!! :worship: Vamos David!!! :bounce:

sigmagirl91
03-30-2006, 03:03 PM
I've never posted in this forum before but just got back from Miami on Tuesday and had the opportunity to see David practice on Wednesday and play Berdych on Sunday. Met and chatted with his cousin Steven at the practice. He told me some interesting tidbits - that David just didn't feel like playing last week in IW, but wanted to go deep in the draw in Miami (which apparently he's been able to accomplish so far. :) ) He also said he's afraid if David doesn't start wearing a hat he'll get skin cancer because he sweats off the sunscreen so quickly. He kept telling David to go put on a hat and David (being his grumpy self) keep telling him to quit bothering him about it. I have lots of pics from both practice and the match - but too many to re-size and post. If anyone is interested in seeing them go to www.snapfish.com. Log in under my addy emily1956@earthlink.net and the password is tennisace124. Album is TMS Miami2006. Davids pics are proably about half way through.

His cousin Steven, huh?

_Lars_
03-30-2006, 03:06 PM
Nice pics! :)

tennisace
03-30-2006, 03:06 PM
Skin cancer? Dave is already black as can be. I'm sure he's got a decent level of immunity to skin cancer.

But he's fair skinned to begin with - and getting tan doesn't protect one from skin cancer - a tan is actually v damaging to your skin. And david only applies the sunblock before he plays, then sweats it off almost immediately and won't reapply during a match or practice because it makes his hands slippery (according to his cousin.) So they'd like him to at least wear a hat - but he's stubborn.

Hola Mr. SK
03-30-2006, 03:07 PM
D. NALBANDIAN/M. Ancic
6-2, 6-2

Q. When you play like that, don't you feel you should be No. 3 or even No. 2, but why not No. 1?

DAVID NALBANDIAN: Well, is not easy play like this all the time. I mean, I take too much risk on my game. You have to be careful in every shot. I mean, I try to hit close to the line all my game, I try to do it all the time, but it's not easy. Sometimes I play like this and sometimes I do, I don't know, 80 mistakes like the first match.
FastScripts by ASAP Sports...
That's the only way to challenge Roger. If he could make few mistakes like in today's match, he would have a chance to take the title.
The first match with 80UEs was really a joke :lol:

Hola Mr. SK
03-30-2006, 03:10 PM
I've never posted in this forum before but just got back from Miami on Tuesday and had the opportunity to see David practice on Wednesday and play Berdych on Sunday. Met and chatted with his cousin Steven at the practice. He told me some interesting tidbits - that David just didn't feel like playing last week in IW, but wanted to go deep in the draw in Miami (which apparently he's been able to accomplish so far. :) ) He also said he's afraid if David doesn't start wearing a hat he'll get skin cancer because he sweats off the sunscreen so quickly. He kept telling David to go put on a hat and David (being his grumpy self) keep telling him to quit bothering him about it. I have lots of pics from both practice and the match - but too many to re-size and post. If anyone is interested in seeing them go to www.snapfish.com. Log in under my addy emily1956@earthlink.net and the password is tennisace124. Album is TMS Miami2006. Davids pics are proably about half way through.
Thanks for that infomation.

tennisace
03-30-2006, 03:10 PM
His cousin Steven, huh?

Yup. He was standing next to me at the railing. He's a pilot for American Airlines and lives in S. Fl. (and he told me he travels quite a bit with David.) I noticed he had credentials and looked at them. It said Player - Nalbandian and then Guest - Steven Nalbandian. So I asked him if they were related. 2nd cousins. His wife was next to me on the other side. They were v nice and chatty. :)

Hola Mr. SK
03-30-2006, 03:22 PM
I've never posted in this forum before but just got back from Miami on Tuesday and had the opportunity to see David practice on Wednesday and play Berdych on Sunday. Met and chatted with his cousin Steven at the practice. He told me some interesting tidbits - that David just didn't feel like playing last week in IW, but wanted to go deep in the draw in Miami (which apparently he's been able to accomplish so far. :) ) He also said he's afraid if David doesn't start wearing a hat he'll get skin cancer because he sweats off the sunscreen so quickly. He kept telling David to go put on a hat and David (being his grumpy self) keep telling him to quit bothering him about it. I have lots of pics from both practice and the match - but too many to re-size and post. If anyone is interested in seeing them go to www.snapfish.com. Log in under my addy emily1956@earthlink.net and the password is tennisace124. Album is TMS Miami2006. Davids pics are proably about half way through.
Do you have any idea why he didn't feel like playing in IW? Because he's not feeling well or he didn't like the weather or anything else?

tennisace
03-30-2006, 03:41 PM
Do you have any idea why he didn't feel like playing in IW? Because he's not feeling well or he didn't like the weather or anything else?

Yes. We had been talking about what happened against Marcos at the AO -cousin said it was D's tourney to win - but he let Marcus back in and how you can't ever do that against a player like MB because once they think they can win they are v dangerous - and I said how the way MB plays bothers me, too jumpy and fidgety and that I don't like players who skip, etc...and he said that the younger guys are so much more enthusuastic/hungry but when you get to D's age and have been on tour for so long, are living out of a suitcase, and have millions in the bank, it just get much harder to get up week in and week out and that's when he said that D just didn't want to play in IW. He also said, if he could D would be Formula One driver.

Hola Mr. SK
03-30-2006, 04:40 PM
Yes. We had been talking about what happened against Marcos at the AO -cousin said it was D's tourney to win - but he let Marcus back in and how you can't ever do that against a player like MB because once they think they can win they are v dangerous - and I said how the way MB plays bothers me, too jumpy and fidgety and that I don't like players who skip, etc...and he said that the younger guys are so much more enthusuastic/hungry but when you get to D's age and have been on tour for so long, are living out of a suitcase, and have millions in the bank, it just get much harder to get up week in and week out and that's when he said that D just didn't want to play in IW. He also said, if he could D would be Formula One driver.
yeah,that explains why he's not focused enough in IW.
about Formula One driver,he must have dreamed to be one :lol:

gooner88
03-30-2006, 07:34 PM
I got home just in time to see full highlights of Nalbo's match against Ancic, and I gotta say he looked in great form. Admittedly Ancic didin't play well and committed the tennis equivalent of suicide by not playing to his strengths of s&v tennis and trying to play exclusively from the baseline against Nalbo. His FH and serve looked in fine nick, and he really returned well.

sigmagirl91
03-30-2006, 10:14 PM
And good news: David's #3 with a bullet! Roddick just tumbled out of the tournament to Ferrer!

justClaudia
03-30-2006, 10:34 PM
And good news: David's #3 with a bullet! Roddick just tumbled out of the tournament to Ferrer!
Yay!

Tennisace, thanks for the info. :)

sigmagirl91
03-30-2006, 10:36 PM
Friday's OOP:

Stadium: 12:00 PM Start

Women's Doubles: Semifinals
Lisa Raymond (USA)/Samantha Stosur (AUS) [1] vs. Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS)/Amelie Mauresmo (FRA)

Not Before 3:00 PM

Men's Singles: Semifinals
David Nalbandian (ARG) [3] vs. Ivan Ljubicic (CRO) [6]

sigmagirl91
03-30-2006, 10:40 PM
Sorry for not noticing, but a big thank you goes out to tennisace for the information.

jazz_girl
03-31-2006, 01:00 AM
Yup. He was standing next to me at the railing. He's a pilot for American Airlines and lives in S. Fl. (and he told me he travels quite a bit with David.) I noticed he had credentials and looked at them. It said Player - Nalbandian and then Guest - Steven Nalbandian. So I asked him if they were related. 2nd cousins. His wife was next to me on the other side. They were v nice and chatty. :)
Thanks for the story. I remember hearing about his cousin before, I think it was a year ago or so, but I completly forgot about it!

jazz_girl
03-31-2006, 01:02 AM
Friday's OOP:

Stadium: 12:00 PM Start

Women's Doubles: Semifinals
Lisa Raymond (USA)/Samantha Stosur (AUS) [1] vs. Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS)/Amelie Mauresmo (FRA)

Not Before 3:00 PM

Men's Singles: Semifinals
David Nalbandian (ARG) [3] vs. Ivan Ljubicic (CRO) [6]
Oh shit! I won't be able to see it :mad:

sigmagirl91
03-31-2006, 01:06 AM
Oh shit! I won't be able to see it :mad:

I will only be able to follow online.

justClaudia
03-31-2006, 01:15 AM
I don't think I can make it either. :(

sigmagirl91
03-31-2006, 01:23 AM
Oh well....just watch for results!

justClaudia
03-31-2006, 01:28 AM
I know. :sobbing: I really wanted to see that match, damnit!

Hola Mr. SK
03-31-2006, 03:08 AM
4AM in the morning,see if I can get up that early.:(

bovenbuuf
03-31-2006, 06:01 AM
wow what a time...not good at all!

Argentine girl
03-31-2006, 06:12 AM
Not Before 3:00 PM

Men's Singles: Semifinals
David Nalbandian (ARG) [3] vs. Ivan Ljubicic (CRO) [6]

3:00 AM in my country. I will stay up to see this match for sure. I don't have to work on Saturday, so I can wake up late.

Best of luck to David Nalbandian.

Kyla
03-31-2006, 09:56 AM
The match will be at 10 p.m. my time - so a better time for me than QF :D

I just listened to David's audios on the ATP site and was wondering for quite a while who this Luigi he was talking about might be until I realized that he wasn't saying "Luigi" but "Ljubicic" :rolls:

So... best of luck for the match vs. Luigi tonight ;)

sigmagirl91
03-31-2006, 09:58 AM
The match will be at 10 p.m. my time - so a better time for me than QF :D

I just listened to David's audios on the ATP site and was wondering for quite a while who this Luigi he was talking about might be until I realized that he wasn't saying "Luigi" but "Ljubicic" :rolls:

So... best of luck for the match vs. Luigi tonight ;)

Luigi? OK.....

jazz_girl
03-31-2006, 10:24 AM
I hope he does make the finals cause I'll be able to see it for sure! :)
BTW, I was reading the newspapers and it said that David didn't play tennis yesterday, but he did play golf :lol: After that, he went to have dinner with his cousin Steven Nalbandian.

tennisace
03-31-2006, 12:44 PM
I hope he does make the finals cause I'll be able to see it for sure! :)
BTW, I was reading the newspapers and it said that David didn't play tennis yesterday, but he did play golf :lol: After that, he went to have dinner with his cousin Steven Nalbandian.

That doesn't surprise me. They seemed very close, even though only 2nd cousins. He told me last year he took David fishing on his boat, along with Hernan and Willy C (who he said will definitely be back.)

_Lars_
03-31-2006, 03:37 PM
I think this is what David needs... to play at his best not only in one match...but an entire tournament. Or in a whole season, but thats really difficult, thats what Fed does . I think that's what he needs to take all those semis and finals he played (and keeps playing :) ), and turn them into titles. Like he did in Shangai.
Less than 5 hours for the match...can't wait!!!.
Go King David!!. You can do it!!. :worship:

sigmagirl91
03-31-2006, 08:09 PM
Ivan serving
15-0
30-0
30-15
40-15
*0-1....hold serve, David!

Caralimon
03-31-2006, 08:12 PM
Vamos David

Kyla
03-31-2006, 08:14 PM
Vamos DAVID - fight of that BP!

sigmagirl91
03-31-2006, 08:15 PM
He faces a bp now. Vamos David....

sigmagirl91
03-31-2006, 08:16 PM
Whew...deuce...now get the AD!!!

sigmagirl91
03-31-2006, 08:17 PM
AD Ivan...bp#3....please save this one!

miranda-vesquez
03-31-2006, 08:17 PM
so he broke:(

sigmagirl91
03-31-2006, 08:17 PM
Broken...
Ivan leads 2-0...come on, David...break back!!!!

Kyla
03-31-2006, 08:18 PM
Erm - I think my sb is stuck :o NOT AGAIN NOT NOW!

sigmagirl91
03-31-2006, 08:18 PM
Come on, David!!! Wake up!!!!

Kyla
03-31-2006, 08:18 PM
WAAAAAH - BREAK RIGHT BACK

(and yes, my blasted sb IS stuck :mad: )

miranda-vesquez
03-31-2006, 08:19 PM
who's watching?

sigmagirl91
03-31-2006, 08:20 PM
15-0...come on!!!
15-15...fight!!!
30-15...get even!!! Come on!!!
40-15...Ivan must be serving really well!!! Come on, David!!!
Wake up!!!

Kyla
03-31-2006, 08:20 PM
:fiery: DAVEEEEEED this is your wake up call!!!!

sigmagirl91
03-31-2006, 08:20 PM
3-0 just like that!!! HOLD!!!