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~*~ Vamos David in Estoril ~*~

Björki
04-28-2006, 09:19 PM
lets kick some ass :bounce:

Nalbandian vs Mahut
Q vs Wang

Q vs Gil
Q vs Tursunov

Monfils vs Sabau
Marin vs Portas

Dlouhy vs Gimelstob
Sluiter vs Massu

Moya vs Saretta
Simon vs Zib

Garcia-Lopez vs Q
Berlocq vs Robredo

Rochus vs Muller
Lapentti vs Almagro

Safin vs Q
Spadea vs Davydenko

VAMOS DAVID

_Lars_
04-28-2006, 11:51 PM
Let`s hope he can win another title here. He´s back to where he won his first ATP tournament. He needs to focus....i just saw him in the stand of his Rally Team, he looks more worried about racing than tennis... :unsure:

Breakaway
04-29-2006, 12:14 AM
Vamos Nalby! :bounce:

jazz_girl
04-29-2006, 01:09 AM
Let`s hope he can win another title here. He´s back to where he won his first ATP tournament. He needs to focus....i just saw him in the stand of his Rally Team, he looks more worried about racing than tennis... :unsure:
I think he does look worried cause he's team's not doing great :lol: ;)
Anyway, Vamos David!!!

Hola Mr. SK
04-29-2006, 02:40 AM
Good luck David! Forget about your rally team while playing on the court :fiery:

justClaudia
04-29-2006, 03:20 AM
Ah Peggy, I should have started this thread. :o Nah, I'm kiding it's okay. ;)

Anyway, I will be there ( everyday :lol: ) so DAVEEED, win this for me! And for all your fans PLEASE. Kick some ass, kid.

allblue
04-29-2006, 03:44 AM
Come on Dahveed!!!

Hello I'm new here~~ I love looking at David and registered because I really like to find a place to cheer for him and see him win some MS titles this year!!

Björki
04-29-2006, 08:09 AM
Claudia are you going? how many days?

jazz_girl
04-29-2006, 10:29 AM
Welcome allblue :wavey:

sophia_c
04-29-2006, 12:03 PM
Claudia- have a blast girl!!!

disturb3d
04-29-2006, 12:17 PM
Estoril Draw:

Nalbandian vs Mahut
Q vs Wang

Q vs Gil
Q vs Tursunov

Monfils vs Sabau
Marin vs Portas

Dlouhy vs Gimelstob
Sluiter vs Massu

Moya vs Saretta
Simon vs Zib

Garcia-Lopez vs Q
Berlocq vs Robredo

Rochus vs Muller
Lapentti vs Almagro

Safin vs Q
Spadea vs Davydenko

justClaudia
04-29-2006, 02:39 PM
Peggy, I'll be there the whole week. I might have to miss one day, because of work :( but my plan is to see all David's matches, and a few more of course.

Soph I'm so excited, you know why! :lol: Thanks, I'll have a good time for sure. :)

Breakaway
04-29-2006, 04:54 PM
Seems like a pretty good draw! Vamos Nalby! :bounce:

gooner88
04-29-2006, 06:23 PM
Enjoy the tennis Claudia. :wavey:

Eugenia
04-29-2006, 07:52 PM
Wow! David's draw is great! All the dangerous players (Safin, Robredo, Davydenko, Moya, Alamagro, etc.) aren't in his part of the draw! David please focus and vamos!

Mili
04-30-2006, 07:45 AM
His draw really is preety good...but even then...he has to be careful and keep focused!!! Hope he gets to the finals!!! ;)

Kyla
04-30-2006, 03:33 PM
Good luck David!!!! :bounce:



Claudia, have as much fun as I had in Munich last year! :D

RogiFan88
04-30-2006, 05:01 PM
Vamos, David en Estoril! ;)

Björki
04-30-2006, 05:11 PM
funny avatar RogiFan :D

RogiFan88
04-30-2006, 08:18 PM
:) Glad you like it! I loved David singing and dancing in that video. ;)

Who's blogging this week? Maybe it's Nalby... :)

allblue
05-01-2006, 03:29 PM
:) Glad you like it! I loved David singing and dancing in that video. ;)

Who's blogging this week? Maybe it's Nalby... :)

Hello, I've been trying for some time now to find a clip of that singing/dancing video where your icon came from, but it seemed that all the links I've came across have became inactivated. I was wondering if any of you know a place where I can still download the clip?

I've heard David singing a Spanish song with his friends and absolutely loved it. I would really appreciate if anyone can provide me a link to the music video~~~ Thanks!!

Björki
05-01-2006, 05:48 PM
Tuesday OOP

Central at 11 am

WTA
Moya vs Saretta
Safin vs Fognini
Nalbandian vs Mahut

Kyla
05-01-2006, 06:06 PM
Okay, I'll be thinking of him while at the BMW Open :p



RogiFan: Love your avvy too :D

justClaudia
05-01-2006, 08:24 PM
Hi all.

I just got back from Jamor ( where the open is played ) and I am really tired. The week is just begining, I know. :lol: Well, I have not seen David today. I haven't looked for him anyway. A friend told me he was in the players lounge, but I think I had another shyness ( sp? ) attack, and I didn't want to go see him. :o Happens a lot to me, when he is around. :lol: I was also told he was practising, and was in a good mood. Looking good and all.

I will definatly see him tomorow, at the match. And hopefully will see him everyday until Sunday. :)

Anyway, I had a great day today. I have seen Marat, awesome like he always is. And saw Tursunov for the first time, I think he has a new fan. :lol: I also saw Justin Gimelstob for the first time as well, he is nice I gotta say. And he won a match on clay, which was a surprise for me, a good one though. :)

This is WTA, but I was very happy to see Paola Suarez. She is great, and I'm very glad that she came.

Okay, tomorow I will definetly try to fight my monsters, and go to say hi to David ( he was always so nice to me, so why not :lol: ). And wish him good luck for the match of course. There's also Moya and Marat too see tomorow, this is great. I love Estoril! :lol:

:wavey:

jazz_girl
05-02-2006, 01:13 AM
That's great Claudia!!!! Have a great time!!! :)

Hola Mr. SK
05-02-2006, 01:55 AM
Vamos David!! Take it in straights and be nice to Claudia!!!

Sakura 0101
05-02-2006, 09:22 AM
Vamos David :rocker2:
Thanks for the lovely report, Claudia :D
Have fun !!

Björki
05-02-2006, 04:54 PM
David *1-1

Björki
05-02-2006, 05:17 PM
nobody here?

Mahut leads 5-3* :(

come on David

Björki
05-02-2006, 05:31 PM
david saved SP 6-5* now

Björki
05-02-2006, 05:36 PM
David wins first set 7-5 :D

way to go

Seneca
05-02-2006, 05:46 PM
There's an easy way, there's a hard way, and then there's the Nalbandian way :)

Looks like he'll be 0-2 down in the second set about now :rolleyes:

Schu
05-02-2006, 05:49 PM
david saved SP 6-5* now

:banana: :banana: :banana:
David saved 3 set points when down 4-5, on Mahut's serve. Great to see David fighting and taking advantage when someone else CHOKES.
:woohoo:

Kyla
05-02-2006, 06:34 PM
David wins :woohoo:!

Estoril's #1 playing on - Munich's #1 OUT!


Good luck for the rest of the tourney, David! :bounce:

Sakura 0101
05-02-2006, 06:42 PM
Well done !! David :)

Munich's #1 OUT!

Poor Coria... :sad:

RogiFan88
05-02-2006, 08:27 PM
OK, David, one down, a few more to go! ;)

Eugenia
05-02-2006, 09:04 PM
Well done David! :D

justClaudia
05-02-2006, 09:23 PM
:wavey:

Eww, what a match! I am glad to be finally home. :lol:

I saw him and spoke to him before the match started, he was feeling good, confident and glad to be back at Estoril. So I went to the Central Court with the feeling that he would have an easy victory, well at least a non stressfull match. Yeah, right. :rolleyes:

When he got broken in the second game, I knew that this was not going to be good. This was when I left for my first ciggie. :lol: Second time was when he had to save the first, of the three set points he end up saving. And at the second set, I couldn't almost sit in my chair. Man, he was driving me crazy!

Like someone posted, ( I'm definetly going to tell him this tomorow, cause it's SO true! ) there's the easy way, there's the hard way, and there's David way. And that is exactly what happened today, the 'David way' was on court, though to be honest I would have prefered the easy way. :lol: But he won, and was very happy in the end. :) Me, I was more reliefed then happy in fact.

There was actually a moment there when I thought he was not going to win today, he scared me big time!
I also have to say, that the wind wasn't helping at all. Yesterday, everyone was very happy because there was no wind at all. ( Everyone complains that Estoril is very windy every year, and that is a fact. ) But today, around Moya-Saretta second set, we started to feel the wind. And it hasn't stoped ever since. Saretta, complained A LOT! :lol: I understand him, it's very annoying. And it gets harder to play.

Zabaleta was in the boxes, seeing David's match and he was as nervous as I was! :lol: I could definetly tell that. Oh I'm glad Mariano is here btw, I missed him. :)

Let me just add, for those who are interested, that the orange is back. I got to say he looks kinda good with that shirt. :)

Okay, tomorow there's more too see.
So, asta mañana! :hug: And Vamos Daveeed! :)

jazz_girl
05-03-2006, 01:17 AM
Thank you so much for the review Clau!!! :) I loved reading it!
So, Mariano was there? I'm happy to see that :yeah: I like him a lot.

Björki
05-03-2006, 06:38 AM
Thanks Claudia :hug: hope his next match is easier to watch :)

Sakura 0101
05-03-2006, 12:37 PM
Muchas Gracias por tu informe que atractivo !!! Claudia :worship:

I can imagine your feeling easily when you saw the David's nervously match. :devil: :lol:

I really hope he is keeping stay there until Sunday especially For YOU !!!! :hug:

bibi_s
05-03-2006, 12:42 PM
Thank you, Claudia for the emotional report! It's good to learn what's going on in Estoril at first hand! Have a wonderful time!

tripb19
05-03-2006, 03:44 PM
Well done David! My favourite player by miles :cool:

gooner88
05-03-2006, 03:54 PM
Thanks Claudia for the great report. :)

sophia_c
05-03-2006, 05:06 PM
Thanks Claudia..mail me and tell me everything.....

Kyla
05-03-2006, 07:53 PM
Thanks for the great report, Claudia.

Damn, it sounds EXACTLY like I felt at Monte Carlo second round :rolleyes:

Hope tomorrow will be an easier match/win - I just looked up his opponent and he's #522 in the world... So as long as David doesn't underestimate him, he should be fine!

Eugenia
05-03-2006, 08:56 PM
Great report Claudia! :D Thanks for telling us your experience with David! :yippee:

justClaudia
05-04-2006, 02:22 AM
Guys, thanks. :hug:

Well there's not much to say about our David today. He was at Jamor, I saw him and spoke to him for a while after he practised. He feels good, so he said. I haven't seen his practise so I can't really tell what I think. My cousin was there though, she said : he can't serve. :lol: But she is always very critical when it comes to David so....
Anyway, she is not very far from the true and we all know that. ;)

The day was good. :)

I'm a bit sad that Marat lost. But Nikolay totally deserved to win that match. I was reading GM, and some people were saying that was Marat who lost that match, and not Nikolay who won it. That is a lie. Davydenko was the best player on court today, he was focused the whole time, while Marat was not. He won period.

I'm VERY VERY :lol: surprised with Justin Gimelstob. Defeating Nicolas Massu, on clay! Come on, that has got to be something. Way to go Justin, I like this guy.

I love Flavia Penneta, btw. :lol: She is a sweetheart, and I really hope she can win the whole thing.

Okay the day will be long tomorow, again!
David play's late in the afternoon, but before that I have my sweetie Frederico Gil to cheer for. I'm pretty sure that Tursunov is going to win, but I still have hope. How wonderfull would it be if he could win that match? Cheer for him guys, please! :lol:

Vamos David, and Fred! :bounce:

:wavey:

jazz_girl
05-04-2006, 11:21 AM
Have fun Clau! And let's hope David can make it easier today :rolleyes:

Hola Mr. SK
05-04-2006, 03:29 PM
Thanks for the report,Claudia. You seems to have great fun :lol:
Vamos David! Hope you have learned to serve through practising :o
Take care of the no name in straights!

Björki
05-04-2006, 05:46 PM
great start for david

*3-1

gooner88
05-04-2006, 05:53 PM
I have to go now, but I'm watching it and so far Nalbo is just playing solid and Chardy imo is nervous and doing alot of UE's. Hope he wins this.

Kyla
05-04-2006, 06:14 PM
Erm, did David just drop serve in set 2 :rolleyes:

STAY FOCUSED!!!!

Claudia, do you have a pic of Gil? If yes, could you please post it? I'm curious :)

Ti-Anne
05-04-2006, 06:58 PM
He's just won ! 6-1 7-6 :worship:
:bounce:
VAMOS !! GO ON DAVEEEEED !! :hearts:

martinanne
05-04-2006, 07:28 PM
Well done Nalby.

sophia_c
05-04-2006, 08:09 PM
Glad he won...I just got back and saw the result...round 3....enjoy Claudia :D

Eugenia
05-04-2006, 08:27 PM
Good win David! He played solid tennis in the first set, then he relaxed a little bit, but he won! :yippee: Best of luck in QF! :bounce:

RogiFan88
05-04-2006, 09:24 PM
David, getting closer to that trophy once again... ;)

justClaudia
05-05-2006, 12:18 AM
Guys, I'm so ecstatic today!!

Because David won ( of course ), but mainly because of Frederico. I've known him for a few years now, I know about his hard work and of how much he wanted to have an oportunity like this. He totally deserves it, and I really hope this will boost his confidence to go up in the rankings. Fred will play David in the quarters, and I'm so torn about this one. :lol: I love them both!

About David's match, well. A good first set, full of confidence, very focused. He did what he had to do. Then a weird second set, I got to say that Chardy played good, he challenged David and went for every point. Still, Nalby should have closed the match when he was serving at 5-4, but nope, that's David and of course he got broke. He eventually got his head together again, and managed to win. ( I could finally take a deep breath. ) He was glad in the end, but complaining about the wind. It was very annoying today, it was even irritating me and I was not the one who had a match to play. Oh and he was in blue today. The orange will be back tomorow, maybe. :lol:

Tomorow will be a very weird day for me, I want David to win ( OF COURSE! ), but I don't want Fred to lose. :awww: That is not possible, I know.

So Vamos David!! And Fred, I'm proud of what you've done so far. :hug:

@Kyla : I don't have any pic of Frederico, sorry. But if you search at Getty under the Estoril Open name, I'm sure you'll find something. Btw, he wears Lacoste. :)

:wavey: Asta Mañana!

Hola Mr. SK
05-05-2006, 02:55 AM
Tomorow will be a very weird day for me, I want David to win ( OF COURSE! ), but I don't want Fred to lose. :awww: That is not possible, I know.

maybe you'll dislike Fred when he wins :lol: j/k
way to go,David :rocker2:

16681
05-05-2006, 03:35 AM
Congrats to David on his win today :)

Björki
05-05-2006, 06:31 AM
David :yeah:

bovenbuuf
05-05-2006, 09:38 AM
Clau good to hear you have so much fun. Hope you will see some good matches today aswell :) And well good to hear he won his match yesterday.

Kyla
05-05-2006, 03:31 PM
Good luck David!!! :bounce:

Kyla
05-05-2006, 03:34 PM
@Kyla : I don't have any pic of Frederico, sorry. But if you search at Getty under the Estoril Open name, I'm sure you'll find something. Btw, he wears Lacoste. :)




Well, I'm sure there will be pix of him after the QF :D

Hope it'll be an entertaining match for you (but of course I want only one guy to win ;) ) - have fun!

Björki
05-05-2006, 05:06 PM
David wins 6-1, 6-2 :banana:

Sakura 0101
05-05-2006, 05:31 PM
Daveeeeed :kiss:

Kyla
05-05-2006, 05:49 PM
David :D

Go on just like that! VAMOS!

NOUKY
05-05-2006, 05:52 PM
Great !! :worship: VAMOS DAVID :yippee:
two more wins left :yeah:
:woohoo:

16681
05-05-2006, 06:35 PM
:bowdown: Congrats David :bowdown: Just keep winning :)

Viken01
05-05-2006, 09:21 PM
VAMOS DAVID win the tournament :D

Eugenia
05-05-2006, 09:31 PM
Nice win David! :bigclap: Today he was very focused and played some great shots. There was a lob that was just lovely! :hearts: Now he will face Albert Portas. Vamos David!!! :woohoo:

RogiFan88
05-05-2006, 10:35 PM
Hey, David! Portas in the SF? No problema! ;)

jazz_girl
05-06-2006, 12:46 AM
He said that he's got a good feeling for the rest of the tournament. I hope it's true and he can win his fifth title here :)

justClaudia
05-06-2006, 12:54 AM
:banana: He was on a roll today!
Fred didn't bothered him that much, that is a fact, but he played very good.

Okay, I haven't seen him before the match ( I had to go to the Agency, damn work. :rolleyes: ), so I just arrived there when he was already in the locker room. I saw Diego though, he told me he was fine, not nervous at all, ready to do what the had to do. I just told him to be ready for a Roland Garros atmosphere! :lol:
Which end up never happening, cause the crowd soon realised that Frederico had nothing on David.
It never crossed my mind, not even for a second that he could lose today. So this was actually the first match of his that I wasn't nervous. I was a bit anxious for Fred though. ( :secret: I didn't want David to bagel the him )

So when I saw Gil's coach, and he said he was very nervous, I knew that there's no way in this world David could lose today.

There's not much to say about the match, the result says it all. :) I'm very proud of Fred though, he tried. And left with his chin up.

I haven't stayed long after the match was over ( work, again :( ), but I had time to congratulate him. And he told me one thing : Remember what I told you when I arrived here? Don't forget that. ( No te olvides de eso, or something like that. :lol: )

Well, he told me he was here to win. And I expect nothing less from him now.

I can't wait for tomorow's semi. I saw a very confident David today, and that is a good sign.

Vamos David!!!

:wavey:

jazz_girl
05-06-2006, 12:58 AM
:banana: He was on a roll today!
Fred didn't bothered him that much, that is a fact, but he played very good.

Okay, I haven't seen him before the match ( I had to go to the Agency, damn work. :rolleyes: ), so I just arrived there when he was already in the locker room. I saw Diego though, he told me he was fine, not nervous at all, ready to do what the had to do. I just told him to be ready for a Roland Garros atmosphere! :lol:
Which end up never happening, cause the crowd soon realised that Frederico had nothing on David.
It never crossed my mind, not even for a second that he could lose today. So this was actually the first match of his that I wasn't nervous. I was a bit anxious for Fred though. ( :secret: I didn't want David to bagel the him )

So when I saw Gil's coach, and he said he was very nervous, I knew that there's no way in this world David could lose today.

There's not much to say about the match, the result says it all. :) I'm very proud of Fred though, he tried. And left with his chin up.

I haven't stayed long after the match was over ( work, again :( ), but I had time to congratulate him. And he told me one thing : Remember what I told you when I arrived here? Don't forget that. ( No te olvides de eso, or something like that. :lol: )

Well, he told me he was here to win. And I expect nothing less from him now.

I can't wait for tomorow's semi. I saw a very confident David today, and that is a good sign.

Vamos David!!!

:wavey:
Great report Clau!!! :)
"No te olvides de eso" does mean "don't forget about that" ;)
I think this could be a great tournament for him.
Vamos David tomorrow!!!

justClaudia
05-06-2006, 01:04 AM
Great report Clau!!! :)
"No te olvides de eso" does mean "don't forget about that" ;)
I think this could be a great tournament for him.
Vamos David tomorrow!!!


Thanks Jime. :hug:

He speaks so slow when we are talking, so that I can understand him. I still miss a lot of things though. You should be here, I really could use a translator. :rolls:

I have that feeling too. Hope we're right. ;)

Gulliver
05-06-2006, 01:50 AM
He hasn't really had any opposition yet, has he? And Portas is unlikely to give him much so it will be interesting to see how well prepared he is in the Final. Who would you prefer him to play - Moya or Davydenko?

disturb3d
05-06-2006, 02:35 AM
I haven't stayed long after the match was over ( work, again :( ), but I had time to congratulate him. And he told me one thing : Remember what I told you when I arrived here? Don't forget that. ( No te olvides de eso, or something like that. :lol: )I thought that as soon as the player's matches are over, they hit the showers then get swept away in a limousine to their hotel.

How do you get all these inside chats?
I take it you you play part in organizing the tournament.

justClaudia
05-06-2006, 02:49 AM
I thought that as soon as the player's matches are over, they hit the showers then get swept away in a limousine to their hotel.

How do you get all these inside chats?
I take it you you play part in organizing the tournament.


Some players go for a run, some players hit the showers, some players get a massage, and they also spend some time talking to the press. It's not like as soon as the match is over, they vanish from the place. And we don't use limos here in Estoril, it's more like vans who pick the players and take them to the hotel. He had limosines at the 2000 Masters, though.

It's not inside chats, everyone can talk to a player after his practise for instance. Most of them are very kind, and stop to have a word with people.

I do have a free pass, but I don't work in the organization. Never did.

16681
05-06-2006, 04:31 AM
Vamos David :) Please continue to do well :cool:

Hola Mr. SK
05-06-2006, 03:28 PM
David def. Portas 7-5 6-1 well played :yeah:
Good luck in the final :bounce:

Eugenia
05-06-2006, 03:46 PM
David is in the final!!! :banana: Good win, Portas played very well but David showed his class and took his chances! :yeah: Best of luck tomorrow!!! :kiss: Vamos David!!! :rocker:

Kyla
05-06-2006, 04:22 PM
:woohoo: YES!!!! :woohoo:


I'll get to see David on the telly tomorrow!!!! :bounce:

Now all I need is a Carlos win and I'll have my dream final!

Kyla
05-06-2006, 05:25 PM
WOHA! I've just been to the Estoril official website and found this article:

>>>Nalbandian and Moya Continue Love Affair
Returning to Estoril for the first time since capturing the title four years ago, top seed David Nalbandian cruised into the semifinals Friday with a 6-1, 6-2 win over Frederico Gil.

Nalbandian needed 77 minutes to dispatch Gil, ranked No. 253 in the INDESIT Rankings.

The result means Joao Cunha-Silva remains the only Portuguese player to reach the semifinals of an ATP tournament. Cunha-Silva reached the Tel Aviv last four in 1992.

Nalbandian, the reigning Tennis Masters Cup champion, will next meet Spain’s Albert Portas on Saturday.

Portas, semifinalist in 2001, knocked out American Justin Gimelstob 6-4, 6-3.

Gimelstob was appearing in his first clay-court quarterfinal since Coral Springs, Florida, in 1998.

In the bottom half of the men’s draw, Carlos Moya continued his love affair with the Estoril Open, advancing to semifinals for the fifth time in seven visits.

The sixth-seeded wild card, champion at the Estadio Nacional in 2000, edged out fellow Spaniard Guillermo Garcia-Lopez 7-6(4), 6-4 on Court Central.

The former World No. 1, currently ranked No. 39 in the INDESIT ATP Rankings, won 31 of 40 points on first serve matching Garcia-Lopez in the ace count with three.

Moya converted three of eight break points in the one hour and 45 minute encounter, for his 20th win out of 25 matches at the Estadio Nacional.

The Spaniard will now meet No. 2 seed Nikolay Davydenko, the 2003 champion, a 6-4, 6-4 winner over Gilles Muller of Luxembourg.<<<



Bit misleading that headline ;)

But I knew there was something going on ever since I've seen this pic:

http://img2.menstennisforums.com/512/36077273714.jpg

Kyla
05-06-2006, 05:26 PM
While I was looking for the pic above, the first page I looked at in David's pic gallery was the one with the Estoril 2002 trophy pix - I think that's a good omen!

But it looks like there will be no repetition of that pic above tomorrow :( Carlos is down two breaks in the third :bigcry:

bovenbuuf
05-06-2006, 05:50 PM
Good to see he made it to the final. Hope he can win it now :) But well guess against davydenko it will be tough

Mili
05-06-2006, 06:28 PM
Good luck!!! ;)

sophia_c
05-06-2006, 07:35 PM
He can win this for the second time...and lucky Claudia.!!!!!!!!!!!...she will see it....have fun girl....and give us a full report...i hope Eurosport show it at the right time....

RogiFan88
05-06-2006, 08:15 PM
Hmmm...seems like my avvy this week is working a treat! VAMOS DAVID!! ;)

Björki
05-06-2006, 08:15 PM
vamos David :bigclap:

Good luck for the final :bounce:

Caralimon
05-06-2006, 09:21 PM
Time to make it 5 David...

Good luck tomorrow.

jazz_girl
05-06-2006, 10:54 PM
Great!!! Another final! He's won the last two finals he played :)
Vamos David!!! :banana:

justClaudia
05-06-2006, 11:00 PM
:wavey:

He made me fear, and doubt (a lot! ) when he got broke in the first game. So I was very nervous throughout the first set, specially because he had a VERY slow start, but after the 7-5, I relaxed. And in the second, I knew he would make it, he played much better then Alberto. He even served good okay, decently that is.

I think he is very confident in his game, I haven't seen David like this for a while now. It's good, cause even if he can't win tomorow, this David that I saw playing the whole week was full of confidence. Is a guy with ambition. And sometimes I doubted if David had all that, now I'm sure he does, he is just a bit lazy now and then. :lol:

Like Kyla, I was rooting for a Nalbandian/Moya final, sadly it won't happen. I don't know what will happen tomorow, anything can happen with David, and Nikolay is a dangerous guy, who is also in search of a good result on clay. I saw a lot of people 'putting their money' on Kolya today, but we'll see what happens.
I hope David can make it though. :) It's about time that he wins another title, huh?

Vamos David!!! Do it tomorow. :banana:

disturb3d
05-06-2006, 11:18 PM
:wavey:

He made me fear, and doubt (a lot! ) when he got broke in the first game. So I was very nervous throughout the first set, specially because he had a VERY slow start, but after the 7-5, I relaxed. And in the second, I knew he would make it, he played much better then Alberto. He even served good okay, decently that is.

I think he is very confident in his game, I haven't seen David like this for a while now. It's good, cause even if he can't win tomorow, this David that I saw playing the whole week was full of confidence. Is a guy with ambition. And sometimes I doubted if David had all that, now I'm sure he does, he is just a bit lazy now and then. :lol:

Like Kyla, I was rooting for a Nalbandian/Moya final, sadly it won't happen. I don't know what will happen tomorow, anything can happen with David, and Nikolay is a dangerous guy, who is also in search of a good result on clay. I saw a lot of people 'putting their money' on Kolya today, but we'll see what happens.
I hope David can make it though. :) It's about time that he wins another title, huh?

Vamos David!!! Do it tomorow. :banana:Claudacious.
If you're going to the final tommorrow, grab a digi cam with you.
Maybe you can snap some golden moments with Davey boy.

lau
05-07-2006, 01:11 AM
I haven´t been around in a loooooooong time... :wavey: to all my dear Nalbi fans...
And good luck for tomorrow David!!!! :banana:

justClaudia
05-07-2006, 01:17 AM
Lau!!! :eek: I was wondering where the hell were you. :lol:

Good to see you around. :D

Jill
05-07-2006, 05:04 AM
I hope he wins. It will be tough tho. I would have preferred Moya. Daveydenko has a solid game I think. Nalby will have to play at his best.

16681
05-07-2006, 05:30 AM
I hope he wins. It will be tough tho. I would have preferred Moya. Daveydenko has a solid game I think. Nalby will have to play at his best.
I agree with you about Moya, but lets hope David will play his best and win ;) Vamos David :D

Kyla
05-07-2006, 10:02 AM
All the best for today's final, David!!!

:secret: You know I want a new avvy - give it to me please ;)



@lau: Is that Peter Lundgren in your avatar? (like 20 years ago...)

LadyNalbandian
05-07-2006, 03:24 PM
6/3 6/4 ... DAVID WINS !!!

sophia_c
05-07-2006, 03:35 PM
Thats such good news..another title...Vamos David!!

sophia_c
05-07-2006, 03:37 PM
I am just about to watch highlights now..thats all Eurosport is showing

sophia_c
05-07-2006, 03:38 PM
David is in orange....we have to just get used to that despite hating it in him...he obviously likes it a lot

LadyNalbandian
05-07-2006, 03:43 PM
http://img486.imageshack.us/img486/7867/davids2ze.jpg

http://img403.imageshack.us/img403/1641/davids13rp.jpg

http://img403.imageshack.us/img403/7864/davids28yv.jpg

DAVID NALBANDIAN {ESTORIL OPEN 06 WINNER}

sophia_c
05-07-2006, 03:45 PM
great pics..thanks

sophia_c
05-07-2006, 03:45 PM
BTW...Claudia...full report please!!!...you lucky girl!!

Hola Mr. SK
05-07-2006, 03:48 PM
Congrats David!! Well played this week! :yeah:
Claudia must be getting so excited.:lol: Waiting for her report :lol:

Eugenia
05-07-2006, 03:58 PM
Congratulations David!!! :bigclap: He played an awesome match, the second set was just amazing! :hearts: :worship: I'm glad he won his fifth title!!! :bounce: Well done David!!! :woohoo:

bluesky_rachel
05-07-2006, 04:04 PM
Well done David!I am really glad for you:)Good luck in the following tournaments:D

Sakura 0101
05-07-2006, 04:08 PM
\(^O^)/“Congrats☆David” \(^O^)/

sophia_c
05-07-2006, 04:09 PM
I just saw the first set highlights and he looked like he played realy well without much opposition.....well done!!

Kyla
05-07-2006, 04:57 PM
:banana: :banana: :banana: :banana: :banana: :banana: :banana: :banana: :banana: :banana:

YES! David, you made my day :D

RogiFan88
05-07-2006, 05:25 PM
David, the avatar worked! Felicitaciones!

:secret: time to change my avvy to Rogi again -- he'll need my support! ;)

16681
05-07-2006, 05:51 PM
Congrats to David on winning another Title :yippee: And now onto Rome :dance: Vamos David :)

Viken01
05-07-2006, 05:56 PM
congrat david !!! :)

gooner88
05-07-2006, 07:19 PM
Congratulations to Nalbo on winning the title. :yeah:
Yeah he had a comfortable draw for the most part, but to beat a fellow top-10 player in Davydenko in straight sets in the final is great.
All the best over the coming weeks Nalbo.

jazz_girl
05-07-2006, 07:32 PM
Claudia must be soooo happy!!! :lol:
And I'm glad he won another title! :) Totally deserved. Is it just me, or he plays better without a coach? :lol:

LadyNalbandian
05-07-2006, 07:37 PM
http://img417.imageshack.us/img417/5058/davisnfcsaz2rb.jpg

http://img387.imageshack.us/img387/7119/dehf0vg.jpg

in a party on the vip zone

jazz_girl
05-07-2006, 07:58 PM
Lo que mas destaco es la convicción con la que salí a jugar el partido desde el primer punto hasta el último", dijo David tras ganar por 6-3 y 6-4. "El, al final arriesgó mucho pero en el 5-4 (segundo set) volví a jugar a un gran nivel. Lo mas importante de una final es salir con convicción y con ganas, eso ayuda mucho
"What I highlight the most is the conviction I played the match from the first point to the last one" "He started risking a lot at the end, but when we were 5-4 I started playing in a great level. The most important thing in a final is to play with conviction and willingness, that helps a lot"

"Fue un torneo muy positivo, y estoy contento de haber vuelto después de la victoria del 2002. Fue una gran semana"
"It was a very positive tournament, and I am happy to be back after 2002's victory. It was a great week."

"Estoy anotado en todas las semanas", dijo. Pero aclaró: "Vamos a ver como termino Roma, pero cuanto más juegue sobre tierra, mejor voy a llegar a Roland Garros. Es la superficie que más me cuesta adaptarme y puede ser un gran torneo".
"My name is on in every entry list to play in the next few weeks" "We'll see how I finish Rome, but the more I play on clay, the better I will get to Roland Garros. It's the surfaces which costs me the most problems to adapt and it could be a great tournament"

Todas las veces que perdí en un Grand Slam lo hice en rondas finales y con grandes jugadores, no con desconocidos. Lo perdí con ganadores del torneo, o finalistas. Siempre estoy ahí y juego bien en todas las superficies. Al no ser un especialista juego bien en todos lados y compito contra los mejores de cada superficie"
"Every time I lost in a Grand Slam I did it in the final rounds and with great players, not with unknown people. I lost it to players which won the tournament or were finalists. I'm always there and I play well in all surfaces. Not being a especialist in any surface, I play well everywhere and compete against the best in each surface"

Breakaway
05-07-2006, 09:02 PM
:woohoo: David, Great job!

Sakura 0101
05-07-2006, 09:53 PM
or he plays better without a coach? :lol:
I say YES.

justClaudia
05-08-2006, 03:00 AM
OMG! What a GREAT day! :banana: I am SO happy. :banana:

He did not have a lot of oposition during this week, easy draw, yeah I agree with that. But he could still have messed up, we all know how he is. So I'm very proud of what he did he did the whole week. Focused all the time, he had the title in mind, and completly went for it. I hope 'this David' is here to stay, but we'll see.

Well, the match, he played very good. He knew how to take advantage on Nikolay's injury, and he did that very well. The only bad thing ( if there's any bad thing to point out ) was when he had to serve for the match, and got broke. But all the props to Davydenko here, who made him go after that title, and not so easily as we were all thinking at that point. :lol:

I don't know if any of you have seen the match, but he was very happy in the end. After the speech, and the trophy ceremony, Diego came down to the court to open the Champagne bottle with him. And man, that was an hell of shower he got there! :lol: They made the whole crowd laugh, a lot. There were many Argentines in the stands, and he thanked them. Wasn't a very big speech, he only said he was happy, and thanked Diego his Fisio ( like he said :lol: ) his family and his novia. Was pretty much all.

I had so much I wanted to say but it's SO late here, I had a party and had a few drinks so I can't really remind anything right now. :lol: Sorry.

Oh sure, I don't know if this is important or if it even matters but hey, Jime you can delete this if you want. :lol: There's this girl, who arrived after Monday. She was with him all the time. They barely spoke ( that is a fact ), she mainly spoke to Diego. And was not sitting with Diego on his quarters match. Okay that girl, is not Victoria. ;)

Anyway I'm very glad I was there to see him the whole week. He is a GREAT guy, and deserves all the success he has. ( I'm very sure now :lol: Okay I was before. )

That's all from Estoril. Damn I already miss it. :( Yeah, there's more next year.

I'm off to bed. But....Vamos David in Rome!!!

:wavey:

Björki
05-08-2006, 05:44 AM
well done David :bigclap:
thanks for your reports Claudia :)

bovenbuuf
05-08-2006, 08:13 AM
Clau thanks for your reports. Good to see you had so much fun, and well what a great end. DId see the final a little bit later, in the evening here at our Eurosport. BUt well what great points he played and good to see he won the match, he really deserved it.

Agassi Fan
05-08-2006, 10:33 AM
Well done David!!!!!!!!!!!!

jazz_girl
05-08-2006, 10:42 AM
Thank you sooo much for your report Clau!!! :) I'm so glad you had such a great time there :yeah:

bibi_s
05-08-2006, 12:30 PM
Great win in Estoril, where David has won his first title. Congratulations to everyone who supported David in winning and losing. Let's hope that his run will continue!!! Vamos David!!!! :banana: :bigclap:

LadyNalbandian
05-08-2006, 02:21 PM
Oh sure, I don't know if this is important or if it even matters but hey, Jime you can delete this if you want. :lol: There's this girl, who arrived after Monday. She was with him all the time. They barely spoke ( that is a fact ), she mainly spoke to Diego. And was not sitting with Diego on his quarters match. Okay that girl, is not Victoria. ;)


http://img453.imageshack.us/img453/8259/dvcr23804700012uz.jpg

in the tv (live match) david thanks his novia and then this girl appeard on the telly ... but i was and i am sure this not victoria

justClaudia
05-08-2006, 03:46 PM
Yes, that is the girl I was talking about and she is clearly not Victoria.

All I want is David to be happy anyway. ;)

LadyNalbandian
05-08-2006, 06:46 PM
http://img293.imageshack.us/img293/5423/davidddd5qo.gif

:wavey: :wavey: :wavey: :wavey: :wavey:

LadyNalbandian
05-08-2006, 07:24 PM
the estoril match point :)

http://ladyimagens.no.sapo.pt/estorilopenmatchpoint.gif

:) :worship: :D ;)

sophia_c
05-08-2006, 08:10 PM
Good picture!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! A+...lol

justClaudia
05-08-2006, 08:15 PM
Aw, thanks LadyN. :)