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Kyla
06-06-2006, 06:19 PM
:yeah: well done!

Though I had to leave the room towards the end of set 3 (my NERVES again ;)) - but all's well that ends well!

VAMOS DAVID! Best of luck for Friday!

GinaB
06-06-2006, 06:24 PM
Yey!!!!

Next: Crush Roger!
:lol: I love David but I don't think he'll be doing the crushing! :lol:

Oh well, at least he reached the semis of yet ANOTHER Grand Slam tournament.

guille&tati4life
06-06-2006, 06:25 PM
Brilliant performance from david.

Just federer and nadal now... easy :unsure:

bailarina
06-06-2006, 06:26 PM
:lol: I love David but I don't think he'll be doing the crushing! :lol:

Oh well, at least he reached the semis of yet ANOTHER Grand Slam tournament.

Love is blind :)

I still remember the 'deer caught in the headlights' look that Roger had at the fifth set in Shanghai. I wanna see it again. HAHAHAHA!

miranda-vesquez
06-06-2006, 06:27 PM
Brilliant performance from david.

Just federer and nadal now... easy :unsure:
yup:), nothing easier
fede in 3 sets, nadal in 3 sets and the crown on his head:D:D:D
vamosssssssssssss

GinaB
06-06-2006, 06:31 PM
Love is blind :)

I still remember the 'deer caught in the headlights' look that Roger had at the fifth set in Shanghai. I wanna see it again. HAHAHAHA!
:lol:
I didn't get to see that last year so yeah, it would be a real treat to experience such a moment... *dreams*
:)

bluesky_rachel
06-06-2006, 06:32 PM
VAMOS DAVID!:)

Finally he won!Good luck in the semis!!!:D

sonatinca
06-06-2006, 08:08 PM
Congrats to David and all his fans!!!!!
It was great match, I enjoyed almost every moment! Deserved victory! :bigclap:

bovenbuuf
06-06-2006, 08:19 PM
we could see it here :) What a nice match to watch, and well great to see he made it. Now against Fed, that must be great to watch aswell :)

gooner88
06-06-2006, 08:54 PM
Congrats to Nalbo on a well deserved win. :)
All the best for the semi-finals.

RogiFan88
06-06-2006, 09:20 PM
Well done, David! I can see how eager he is to get his revenge over Rogi in SF.

Hope it's a good match... seems more like a final to me. ;)

[David throwing the racquet again... I enjoyed that -- he was so frustrated at losing a set, he was not about to lose the match and be denied his dream SF.]

16681
06-06-2006, 10:07 PM
Well done, David! I can see how eager he is to get his revenge over Rogi in SF.

Hope it's a good match... seems more like a final to me. ;)

[David throwing the racquet again... I enjoyed that -- he was so frustrated at losing a set, he was not about to lose the match and be denied his dream SF.]
A case of good news and bad news. The good news is David won his Match today :) and the bad news is the next player he has to face is Roger :rolleyes:

sophia_c
06-06-2006, 10:25 PM
A case of good news and bad news. The good news is David won his Match today :) and the bad news is the next player he has to face is Roger :rolleyes:

I am not so sure about the bad news side of it...I think David knows exactly how it beat Roger on clay.....he needs to get up for the match and not lose concentration...I'm sure he is well aware of it too....he needs to serve well...which he can....(still room for improvement :rolleyes: )...I am looking forward to it....Vamos Daveed!!!!!!!!!!!!!

jazz_girl
06-06-2006, 10:27 PM
I am not so sure about the bad news side of it...I think David knows exactly how it beat Roger on clay.....he needs to get up for the match and not lose concentration...I'm sure he is well aware of it too....he needs to serve well...which he can....(still room for improvement :rolleyes: )...I am looking forward to it....Vamos Daveed!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I'm always looking forward to their matches! I think David plays his best when he faces him, and he's aware of how hard it will be. It's also true that he love challenges, and Federer is a huge one. It'll be great :)

sophia_c
06-06-2006, 10:29 PM
I'm always looking forward to their matches! I think David plays his best when he faces him, and he's aware of how hard it will be. It's also true that he love challenges, and Federer is a huge one. It'll be great :)

AND...he still has a very nice winning record against him..... ;)

jazz_girl
06-06-2006, 11:06 PM
AND...he still has a very nice winning record against him..... ;)
let's hope he can keep it that way ;)

justClaudia
06-07-2006, 01:03 AM
let's hope he can keep it that way ;)
Exactly. :)

I am pretty confident about this one, which is kinda weird cause I'm always very pessimistic. :lol:

David knows what to do to beat Fed, so we can only hope that Friday he wakes up in a good mood, and is focused all the time. And of course the serve HAS to work.

I really want to see him playing Rafa, I've been waiting for this one for a LONG time. Hopefully will be next Sunday.

robrulz5
06-07-2006, 04:26 AM
Hopefully David can keep playing better and better because now is the time to!

Nalbandian!!!
06-07-2006, 05:00 AM
im very nervous almost walking on the roof........

I think David is going to win .

VAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAmos DAvid !

joyk
06-07-2006, 05:25 AM
He can win this,I hope he can stay focused.

robrulz5
06-07-2006, 10:41 AM
He has a big chance.

jazz_girl
06-07-2006, 01:00 PM
http://www.clarin.com/diario/2006/06/07/deportes/d-04601.htm
Y allí fue donde todo el mundo quería llegar: Federer. "Es duro cuando jugás a tres, cuatro o cinco sets. Siempre han salido partidos buenos y no creo que esta sea la excepción. Yo lo quiero enfrentar siempre," contó Nalbandian.

Minutos después agregó que su táctica para enfrentar al 1 del mundo pasará por "ser agresivo, debo atacarlo." Dijo que es "un partido lindo para jugar" y que "los últimos, en Shanghai y Roma, fueron muy cerrados. La diferencia entre los dos fue mínima."

David on Federer:
"It's tough when you play to 3, 4 or 5 sets. There were always good matches against him and I don't think this will be different. I always want to face him"

Strategy: "I'll try to be agressive, I must attack him" "It's a nice match to play, the last ones in Shanghai and Rome were very close. The difference between the two of us was minimum"

jazz_girl
06-07-2006, 01:18 PM
http://www.ole.clarin.com/jsp/v4/pagina.jsp?pagId=1210444&fecha=20060607
Andrés Gomez RG Champion in 1990

Everyone's talking about the Federer-Nadal match and that took the pressure off Nalbandian,who went into the SF without making any noise. Everyone will want the Swiss to win, but I think they will find a surprise. Though for the people who follow tennis day by day it wouldn't be a surprise if Nalbandian beats Federer, we're talking about a player who's fighting to be N°1. Beyond Roger or Nadal are a bit higher, David is not far away.

Nalbandian has it all. It would be much better if he improves the first service, if he turns it into a weapon to get free points or to get out of complicated situations. Although it's true that from the baseline he can achieve what he can't with the service. An example of that is Ljubicic: one think that he shouldn't be N°4, but supports his game in the service and when he's effective he's very tough.

I heard that he's the best player without Grand Slam and I think it's a bit unfair. If we look at the champions of the big tournaments over the last few years, they're a few, with a Federer predominance, and from time to time another one. The Grand Slams are not for anyone at this moment. I don't think that's a pressure for him.

GinaB
06-07-2006, 06:37 PM
Thanks for the info. :)

He's playing on Friday, right?
I have an exam on Friday and chances are I'm not gonna be able to see the match AT ALL!!! :sobbing:
*cries a river as she cannot believe her rotten luck*

jazz_girl
06-08-2006, 12:24 AM
http://www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/sports/14755353.htm
Will Nalbandian ruin the expected Federer-Nadal party?

PARIS - Everything stayed right on course Tuesday for the French Open men's final almost everyone wants to see - defending champion Rafael Nadal against No. 1 Roger Federer.

But David Nalbandian, who hasn't had much to say these two weeks, is lurking behind those two men and there is a growing number of people who think he can ruin the Sunday party.

With the weather getting slowly warmer and the courts getting faster, Federer survived four break points in the opening set Tuesday and defeated Mario Ancic, 6-4, 6-3, 6-4, to be the first man to reach the final four.

An hour and a half later, Nalbandian had ground down Nikolay Davydenko, 6-3, 6-3, 4-6, 6-4, with a classic showing of his physical strength from the backcourt and he will now play Federer for the third time in the past eight months Friday, with the winner reaching the championship match.

Federer will be favored. He has played exceptionally the second week here, and his relatively brief matches have worked greatly in his favor and against Ancic, who admitted to fatigue after going five sets with Tommy Robredo on Sunday.

"That can sometimes cost you a tournament or a match. You come out and you feel like you maybe have to shorten the points and change your tactics. That's the worst," Federer said.

Ancic had the Grand Slam trainer at his changeover chair twice - the first to rub ointment into his sore right shoulder and the second to deal with blurred vision, which was attributed to fatigue.

While Federer is now one step from the final, Nadal can get to that point by beating unseeded 19-year-old Serbian Novak Djokovic in one of the two quarterfinals played this afternoon.

Fourth-seeded Ivan Ljubicic, who hasn't had to play a seed during the tournament, faces Julien Benneteau in the quarter, and the winners also will play Friday.

Nalbandian has had no easy road to the semis, but few think he won't be physically ready for Federer with two days off, and the recent history between these two men suggest it will be a difficult match.

Nalbandian defeated Federer in fight sets last November at the ATP Championships in Shanghai, though Federer played the tournament with a slightly injured foot.

Then, at Rome three weeks ago, Federer won in a third-set tiebreak, 7-4. It was a match filled alternately with brilliance and sloppy play. Federer committed 50 unforced errors and Nalbandian had 53.

The challenge for Federer in this match is in finding the right moments to play aggressively. Nalbandian is among the best retrievers in the game and, though his serve doesn't intimidate anyone, he has excellent ground strokes. His backhand down the line can be a decisive weapon against Federer, who likes to go deep to his backhand side to hit forehands, leaving his right side vulnerable.

Clearly, Nalbandian and not Nadal is currently on Federer's mind. "Look, I think we all would love to see me playing Rafa in the final, except two other players," he said. "They stand in our way."

Argenbrit
06-08-2006, 04:32 AM
Will Nalbandian ruin the expected Federer-Nadal party?

We sure hope so. :D

robrulz5
06-08-2006, 05:04 AM
I hope the match is on at a decent time here!

joyk
06-08-2006, 06:27 AM
"Look, I think we all would love to see me playing Rafa in the final, except two other players," he said. "They stand in our way."
That is not true,I want Nalby to kick his ass and reach the finals against Nadal(and than kick his ass too).How narcissistic does "we all would love to see me" sound?I usually like Fed but he should have more respect for Ivan and David(esp.since he has stood in his way seven times).

Viken01
06-08-2006, 10:22 AM
That is not true,I want Nalby to kick his ass and reach the finals against Nadal(and than kick his ass too).How narcissistic does "we all would love to see me" sound?I usually like Fed but he should have more respect for Ivan and David(esp.since he has stood in his way seven times).

maybe he was talking about all fedtards of MTF, then he is right, but i hope nalby kick his ass, and then they will shut up :cool:

bokehlicious
06-08-2006, 10:26 AM
That is not true,I want Nalby to kick his ass and reach the finals against Nadal(and than kick his ass too).How narcissistic does "we all would love to see me" sound?I usually like Fed but he should have more respect for Ivan and David(esp.since he has stood in his way seven times).

Don't be silly, the whole tennis planet is looking forward to a Nadal-fed final... The only ones who don't wish that are David and Ivan (and their fans). Fed's statement was just true, no narcissism at all :)

Sakura 0101
06-08-2006, 10:42 AM
Don't be silly, the whole tennis planet is looking forward to a Nadal-fed final... The only ones who don't wish that are David and Ivan (and their fans). Fed's statement was just true, no narcissism at all :)

That'll be fun to see David & Ivan destroy the whole tennis planet :lol:

bokehlicious
06-08-2006, 10:52 AM
That'll be fun to see David & Ivan destroy the whole tennis planet :lol:

Very unlikely sadly... But I agree it could be fun ;)

jazz_girl
06-08-2006, 11:44 AM
http://www.lanacion.com.ar/deportiva/nota.asp?nota_id=812735&origen=relacionadas

Vasallo Argüello:
"A Nalbandian lo veo campeón, contra Federer y Nadal. Es el único capaz de ganarles. Lo veo muy bien. Sacó un partido de cuartos complicadísimo contra Davydenko. Tiene una calidad impresionante".
"I see Nalbandian as a champion, against Federer and Nadal. He's the only one able to beat them. I see him well. He won a very complicated match in the QF against Davydenko. He has a great quality"


"Nadal basa su juego en el físico y en el peso de la pelota. A veces juega demasiado corto, y el efecto y el peso que tienen las pelotas les molesta a todos, pero no a David. No lo movés con nada, tiene una firmeza en el cuerpo y en el brazo que es increíble"
"Nadal supports his game in the physics and the ball's weigh. Sometimes he plays too short and the effect and the weigh of the balls bothers everyone, but not David. You don't move him with anything, he has a steadynedd in his body and arm which is unbelievable"

"Le dije que era el mejor, que le dé para adelante, con fuerza. El me felicitó por el torneo que hice y me dijo que siga, que esperaba verme otra vez".
"At the end of the match I told him he was the best, to go on, with strngth. He congratulated me for the tournament I made and told me to go on, that he expected me to see me again"

jazz_girl
06-08-2006, 11:57 AM
http://www.lanacion.com.ar/EdicionImpresa/deportiva/nota.asp?nota_id=812615
"In these free days I like to go out and eat with friends, to walk through the city, which is something us tennis players can't do most of the time; I walk a little I visit some places, from time to time I meet some Argentine, it's nice to enjoy a bit of Paris. Everything is nice, it's one of the cities I know, for sure"

-Do you think Federer is worred for having to play you?
-I don't think he's scared. I'm sure he doesn't like having a negative record against me, with all the records he has. But I don't like having to think for so long about a match, and to play against him it's a long time to go. He said he likes playing against me, I think that's fine, because everytime we play there are nice matches. I always feel like winning and fighting till the end. I know Federer for long time and I don't need to change anything from my game, I'm very much at ease. He's a great player and N°1 for a reason.

-What do you do when you have to much free time before a match?
-I train a little, try to relax, disconnect from everything related to the tournament.

-Do you think of a hipothetical final against Nadal?
-No, the hardest part is ahead of me, and right now is more important to be good in the head. I still don't think about reaching the final, there's a long way ahead. I begin to think about a match when the moment arrives.

-Does it bother you what generates around tennis, being the center of attention?
-Well...this is what I enjoy the least, by far, without doubt.

jazz_girl
06-08-2006, 12:16 PM
David analyses his matches against Federer:
The best he played: "In the USO Junior final, I played very well and he very bad"
The best matches: "Lots of them were good. But I especially remember the Masters of Shanghai in 2005 and the USO 2003, which I won, and the Australian Open 2004, which I lost in four sets"
The last match: "We did a good match in Rome; I had my chances, but he won by one or two points"
His worst match: "It was in the Houston Masters in 2003; but that day I was injured in my wrist"
Federer's worst match: "The one in Monte Carlo 2002, he wasn't used to that surface and didn't prepare well."
http://www.clarin.com/diario/2006/06/08/deportes/d-06015.htm

sophia_c
06-08-2006, 12:41 PM
Thanks Jime..I am so looking forward to it

sigmagirl91
06-08-2006, 01:24 PM
Vamos David!!!

sigmagirl91
06-08-2006, 01:25 PM
Don't be silly, the whole tennis planet is looking forward to a Nadal-fed final... The only ones who don't wish that are David and Ivan (and their fans). Fed's statement was just true, no narcissism at all :)

Thanks for the nice parting shot....now go back to Fed-land.

Viken01
06-08-2006, 02:16 PM
Thanks for the nice parting shot....now go back to Fed-land.
:haha: :yeah:

bokehlicious
06-08-2006, 02:37 PM
Thanks for the nice parting shot....now go back to Fed-land.

Don't worry, I won't stick in here. Just funny to read such sore comments :lol: :wavey:

Good luck to David tomorrow, he'll need some ;)

jazz_girl
06-08-2006, 02:51 PM
OOP is out!
CHATRIER 13:00 Start


Men's Singles - Semi
Roger Federer (SUI)[1] vs. David Nalbandian (ARG)[3]

followed by
Men's Singles - Semi
Ivan Ljubicic (CRO)[4] vs. Rafael Nadal (ESP)[2]

sigmagirl91
06-08-2006, 03:06 PM
Don't worry, I won't stick in here. Just funny to read such sore comments :lol: :wavey:

Good luck to David tomorrow, he'll need some ;)

Spoken like a true Fed-tard.....again, see your ass out of here. What made you come over here anyway...considering you're not a fan and all? You're worse than that cro-tard who came over to disturb the peace. Run along now...and tell the rest of the Fed-tards I said "hello."

GinaB
06-08-2006, 04:49 PM
Please people, no need to fight!
We all have our opinions and preferences. We just need to respect that.
http://img2.menstennisforums.com/500/icon_peace_1_.gif

May the best man win tomorrow!

Argenbrit
06-08-2006, 05:48 PM
Spoken like a true Fed-tard.....again, see your ass out of here. What made you come over here anyway...considering you're not a fan and all? You're worse than that cro-tard who came over to disturb the peace. Run along now...and tell the rest of the Fed-tards I said "hello."

:yeah:

Good luck, Roger. You'll need some. ;)

Vamos David! :D

Viken01
06-08-2006, 05:53 PM
:yeah:

Good luck, Roger. You'll need some. ;)

Vamos David! :D

ditto :yeah:

bluesky_rachel
06-08-2006, 06:13 PM
BEST OF LUCK FOR SEMIS,DAVID!!!

No matter what happens tomorrow,i just hope david will do his best and be focused on court!

VAMOS DAVID!!!We are all proud of you!:)

Mili
06-08-2006, 07:13 PM
The Rivalry: Federer vs Nalbandian...who will win? Who will loose?
Anyway...whatever will be...of course I really do hope David wins!!! Cause we all are still waiting for a Nalbandian vs. Nadal or something like that! And of course we would love to see David in a final! But anyway...I wish him lots and lofts of luck, all the best, lots of energy, motivation I think he'll anyway have...and of course a victory! He should repeat the game he had against Federer at the Masters Cup Final! Anyway...good luck!!!!;)

16681
06-08-2006, 07:39 PM
The Rivalry: Federer vs Nalbandian...who will win? Who will loose?
Anyway...whatever will be...of course I really do hope David wins!!! Cause we all are still waiting for a Nalbandian vs. Nadal or something like that! And of course we would love to see David in a final! But anyway...I wish him lots and lofts of luck, all the best, lots of energy, motivation I think he'll anyway have...and of course a victory! He should repeat the game he had against Federer at the Masters Cup Final! Anyway...good luck!!!!;)
Of course, Federer was coming off an injury at the Masters Cup. It would be great if David could defeat him when he was well so there could be no excuses for Federer's loss. Vamos David :)

Mili
06-08-2006, 08:01 PM
Of course, Federer was coming off an injury at the Masters Cup. It would be great if David could defeat him when he was well so there could be no excuses for Federer's loss. Vamos David :)


Yeah he won, and Federer was slightly injured...but it was a great job David did, cause he was two sets down, and then he turned the whole game...and I mean, the last game...in Rome, where he lost, he lost by one point (wasn't best of five)! SO I think if he gives everything...he could manage to win it!

Argenbrit
06-08-2006, 09:20 PM
Of course, Federer was coming off an injury at the Masters Cup. It would be great if David could defeat him when he was well so there could be no excuses for Federer's loss. Vamos David :)

That's exactly what I was thinking a couple of days ago, although I'm sure people would find lame excuses anyway.

Vamos David! :D

Nalbandian!!!
06-09-2006, 02:45 AM
That's exactly what I was thinking a couple of days ago, although I'm sure people would find lame excuses anyway.

Vamos David! :D


YES !!!!!!!!

if David wins ( im confident that will happen) all fed tards will say : The french crowd bla bla bla or it was clay !!!!!!!!!!!

Our David is a fantastic player and he have the best backhander in the world , lets wait that weapon is on fire tomorrow !!!!!!!!!

Vamos David Carajo !!!

justClaudia
06-09-2006, 03:15 AM
Vamos David!! Good luck for tomorow. :bounce:

I'm a bit nervous about it, I got to say.

Btw, is good to see you here Tiffany. This forum misses you, you know that. ;)

robrulz5
06-09-2006, 03:52 AM
Can't wait for this match!!!

bailarina
06-09-2006, 06:02 AM
I'm sooo excited. I've ditched Friday night drinks with my friends and instead I'm going to be in the suburbs watching the semis on my brother's big TV wearing my pajamas. Hehehe.. Funny you can admit things on the internet that you wouldn't tell real people.

You can do it David!

robrulz5
06-09-2006, 07:24 AM
The only worry about the match I have is that Roger has won 5 of the past 6 meetings with Nalby.

bovenbuuf
06-09-2006, 09:34 AM
yeah but its a GS.. David is more focused.. hope it will be a great match to watch this afternoon :)

Viken01
06-09-2006, 09:35 AM
i can't wait :bounce: VAMOSSSS DAVID, show them you are the best ;)

RonE
06-09-2006, 10:53 AM
Hi Nalba fans. I come in peace :wavey:

Hoping to see a great match today. May the better man on the day win :)

Björki
06-09-2006, 12:27 PM
Nalby breaks *3-2

Björki
06-09-2006, 12:44 PM
David breaked Fed twice :eek:

6-3 :banana:

Sakura 0101
06-09-2006, 12:44 PM
David won 1st set :worship:

6-3

Viken01
06-09-2006, 12:45 PM
VAMOS DAVID !!!!!

Björki
06-09-2006, 12:50 PM
David breaks *2-0

Viken01
06-09-2006, 12:53 PM
3-0* for david VAMOOOOOOOOSSSSSSSS

Sakura 0101
06-09-2006, 12:53 PM
6-3 3-0 David :yeah:

bailarina
06-09-2006, 01:02 PM
David is playing so well!

Oh, I wish there was a way to silence the Australian commentators. I just want to hear the tennis match, not their Fed-is-god stupid remarks.

Björki
06-09-2006, 01:09 PM
Fed breaks twice
*4-3

Sakura 0101
06-09-2006, 01:20 PM
6-3 4-6

Vamos David !!!!!!!!!!!!! :fiery:

Sakura 0101
06-09-2006, 01:39 PM
he talked with a doctor.
what's the matter with David ? :sad:

bailarina
06-09-2006, 01:47 PM
The commentators I'm listening to (Australian) said it looked like they were fixing his stomach. Oh please please not again...

Sakura 0101
06-09-2006, 01:49 PM
Now I only hope he won't retire the match. :sad:

Sakura 0101
06-09-2006, 01:52 PM
He retired.... :sad:

bailarina
06-09-2006, 01:52 PM
Oh my god. He's withdrawn.

Sakura 0101
06-09-2006, 01:54 PM
Congrats Roger.....

David :sad:
Please take care of yourself :hug:

paschan
06-09-2006, 01:55 PM
The baghdatis games I watched in Australia and now yhis again. Im so sad...
:sad:

Viken01
06-09-2006, 01:57 PM
:bigcry: david

bailarina
06-09-2006, 02:00 PM
He must be crying right now..

Björki
06-09-2006, 02:02 PM
poor David :sad:

sonatinca
06-09-2006, 02:09 PM
Oh, it's so sad! Poor David! :sad: First set was wonderfull! Hope he will be ok soon :bowdown:

bailarina
06-09-2006, 02:10 PM
I wanna cry too :bigcry:

GinaB
06-09-2006, 02:10 PM
OH, this is so sad! :sad:
I hope it's nothing serious and he won't have to withdraw from coming tournaments.

After the first set I had my hopes up.
My morale is really down right now... and just before I leave home to go to an exam...

:awww:

Sakura 0101
06-09-2006, 02:17 PM
The commentator said that David injured his abdominal muscle
and he said he couldn't serve anymore. :sad:

Please please take care of yourself. :hug:

Argenbrit
06-09-2006, 02:20 PM
I hope he gets better for Wimbledon. This is so unfair. :bigcry:

Viken01
06-09-2006, 02:24 PM
nalby is so unlucky, it piss me off !

bailarina
06-09-2006, 02:27 PM
Good luck on your exam GinaB. Remember how David played the first 1 1/2 sets...

bailarina
06-09-2006, 02:33 PM
Oh GinaB - You must have seen Roger's deer-caught-in-the-headlights look when David won the first set so easily :) Hehehe. That was fun :)

gooner88
06-09-2006, 02:33 PM
Such a shame for Nalbo. :sad:
He played so well for the first set and a half, but his body gave up on him again.
I hope he's fine for Wimbledon, but I doubt he'll play.

LadyNalbandian
06-09-2006, 02:43 PM
OH, this is so sad! :sad:
I hope it's nothing serious and he won't have to withdraw from coming tournaments.

After the first set I had my hopes up.
My morale is really down right now... and just before I leave home to go to an exam...

:awww:

the same situation as me :tears: :tears: :tears: i was so nervous that when i found david has withdrawn some tears come and rolling in my face. when i am nervous the less thing happen and i cry ... it happened when etoo miss a goal (hit the ball into arsenal's right post) in champs final and i cry and shaking for minutes just because i was completely nervous. also have a exam at night and miss the world cup opener

sophia_c
06-09-2006, 03:45 PM
Hope he recovers soon...last time he had an abs injury it took him a while to get over it..

Viken01
06-09-2006, 04:26 PM
well i don't think the injury is serious because before retiring he played some nice points, so i hope he recovers quickly to play at least Wimbledon ;)

But we can be proud of the way he played during 2 weeks, he could have beat fed today but he was not lucky, too bad but he has to forget it and focus on recovering !!

VAMOS DAVID !!!

16681
06-09-2006, 04:51 PM
Sorry about David's injury :sad: I had really wanted him to beat Federer, but yet again Federer wins :mad: :sad: So I think again we will have another Federer-Nadal Final. And as much as I love Rafa I do get kind of tired of the Finals of Tournaments that Rafa and Federer are in coming down to the two of them playing for the Title. I wish someone else could get into the Finals at least some of the times. It would make it more interesting IMO.

RogiFan88
06-09-2006, 05:56 PM
I'm sorry for David and I'm surprised at today's result. Who knows who w have won had he been fit... I was ready to walk away at 0-3 in the 2nd set... David was playing better than Rogi until Rogi woke up fr who knows what... a shame for David. Now I have the biggest worry ahead of me... trying to watch Rogi vs. his new nemesis on Sunday -- live... don't think I can take it. It will take a miracle for Rogi to win this one.

Take care of yourself, David.

justClaudia
06-09-2006, 07:24 PM
I'm sad, he was playing so well. Very unlucky.

But life goes on, and all I want now is for him to recover from that damn injury. Get well soon David, and we're proud of you. :hug:

guille&tati4life
06-09-2006, 07:45 PM
Unlucky david.
Please get back in time for Wimbledon

gooner88
06-09-2006, 09:39 PM
http://www.rolandgarros.com/en_FR/news/interviews/2006-06-09/200606091149866555902.html

Q. Can you recount for us when this injury first happened and how much treatment you've been getting for it going into this match. And then once again, also, when did it flare up again today?

DAVID NALBANDIAN: Well, the match with Davydenko, at 3‑2 in the fourth sets, I mean, I feel something in the abs when I was serving. After everything that, we think with the doctors and we think with two days off will be recover for that. I do a lot of treatment and everything.

In the beginning of today, I feel hundred percent, I feel perfect. And then in the middle of the second set, I feel it again much worse than Davydenko match. So was tough.

Q. Here?

DAVID NALBANDIAN: Left side, yeah, for the serve.

Q. Did it happen after you went up 3‑0 in the second set?

DAVID NALBANDIAN: Sorry, sorry?

Q. Did it occur, the injury occur today, after you were up 3‑0 in the second set?

DAVID NALBANDIAN: Yeah, in the middle of the game, when I was serving at 3‑1, yeah.

Q. You were, I think, the third retirement just in the second week. Nadal won his quarterfinal by retirement to Alberto Martin. Is this just the reality or among the players is there a real concern about the number of injuries and how frequently we're seeing matches end before a matchpoint? >

DAVID NALBANDIAN: Well, it's tough. I mean, this special tournament, when you play long matches, and the surface, I mean, you have to play a long time on court, you spend a lot of time. It's really tough, really tough.

I didn't play a longer matches, but is tough as well. And injuries, it's around everybody all the time. I mean, I'm not the only one that get injuries. The circuit, the calendar, everything is tough for everybody.

Q. You had great tactics today and you were executing in the first set, taking the second serve early, giving him a lot of trouble with your service return today and dominating the backhand rallies. Is this going to be an especially difficult loss for you to take because you were playing so well before the injury?

DAVID NALBANDIAN: Yeah, of course. Of course. Always is not easy when you lose, and even when you get injured, it's worse. But I was feeling that I was playing good, good tactically. The match was going perfect.

But then, I mean, with these kind of things, you never know, and that's the way it is.

Q. You've had abdominal problems before. Is this similar, and is that one of the reasons you stopped, because you know how bad it might get?

DAVID NALBANDIAN: Yeah, yeah.

Q. Did you have this in Australia with Baghdatis a little bit?

DAVID NALBANDIAN: A little bit, but not exactly the same as today. Today was worse. I mean, I couldn't serve.

Q. When was the worst of this in the past? Not today, but when did you have this problem the worst in the past?

DAVID NALBANDIAN: Well, I don't remember. I get like two injuries in the abs, the same place.

Q. You once, in 2003, gave a walkover to Guillermo Coria in the final at Basel. Have you ever retired from a match before once you started it?

DAVID NALBANDIAN: Not really. I don't remember. But this one must be the first or second one. I mean, I don't like to retire when you're on court.

But today was really bad. I know before that I was to be careful with the abs because that happened me the match before, but in the beginning I was a little bit scared. I mean, I make like two, three double‑faults in a row because I was maybe a little thinking or scared about it. And then I feel that I was perfect to play, so I play okay. And then happen again in the middle of the second set.

Was tough. Was long way to go to the end. It's difficult to play like this, like three more hours or four more hours. It's almost impossible.

Q. Do you recall why you were unable to play that final at Basel?

DAVID NALBANDIAN: Why?

Q. Yes.

DAVID NALBANDIAN: Wrist.

Q. Roger said it was unusual for a player to play halfway through a match and then to give up, to quit, and that if you had been up 5‑Love in the final set, you would not have quit. Could you comment on that please.

DAVID NALBANDIAN: I just can tell you what I tell before. I was perfect in the beginning and I didn't feel like I can continue playing for three, four hours. Doesn't matter the score.

Maybe if I lose the first set, I mean, and I didn't have these kind of problem, I want to continue until the end. I mean, I don't mind the score; I mind the health, the body. I don't mind if I'm beating 6‑1, 6‑1 or losing 6‑1, 6‑1, but I'm gonna fight until the end. I'm gonna fight if I'm okay. If I'm not okay, I mean, fight against what? It's impossible.

Q. What do you think your chances are to be ready for Wimbledon?

DAVID NALBANDIAN: Impossible to know. I mean, I don't know. I don't know. I have to see a doctor and then we make a decision what to do.

Q. Is that squash shot he hit at 3‑All in the second seemed to be a turning point. Is that coincidence, or did it take a toll on you mentally?

DAVID NALBANDIAN: Which one?

Q. The flick shot at 3‑All.

DAVID NALBANDIAN: Incredible. Incredible.

Q. Mentally, is that the thing that stays with you for a few points, when a guy hits a shot like that?

DAVID NALBANDIAN: Maybe just one. But he's not used to all that kind of shots.

Q. Are you signed to play at Queen's?

DAVID NALBANDIAN: No.

Q. So on your schedule currently, regardless of what happens with your injury, where are you next scheduled to play?

DAVID NALBANDIAN: I should play Halle next week.

Q. And the second week?

DAVID NALBANDIAN: Nothing.

Q. So if you're unable to play next week, do you look for a wildcard then the second week?

DAVID NALBANDIAN: No. I'll wait until Wimbledon, I think.

THE MODERATOR: Spanish questions, please.

Q. We wanted to know when you started feeling pain today? What do you think about this injury that has haunted you in a number of very important tournaments? What do you feel about it?

DAVID NALBANDIAN: Well, as I just said, I'd started very well and it's in the second set that I started feeling the pain. But I controlled the pain and that was during the match with Davydenko. Then I thought with two days off, I would feel all right and I would have time to recover.

Today, I started well, much better, in fact, than during the previous match. I started fine. I played a set and a half very well, and I didn't feel the pain at all for one set and a half. But all of a sudden, I felt a very sharp pain that was worse than during the previous match.

Q. This is an injury that you've been suffering over a number of tournaments. What can you tell us about it?

DAVID NALBANDIAN: Well, you know, it's not great. I didn't stop because ‑‑ well, I prefer to lose because the other player is playing better. I don't like to lose in this way.

But this injury, I've already had two or three times already, and normally it happens in very long tournaments with very tough matches with many sets, where I spend a lot of time on court. You feel very bitter about it. You feel very bitter having to retire like that, with that type of problem.

Q. Is it the first time that you retired?

DAVID NALBANDIAN: Well, I don't know. It's either the first time or the second time. I can't remember another instance of this.

But, you know, you just don't have the weapons to continue to fight. It's very difficult.

Q. Did it surprise you the way Federer didn't play too well at the beginning?

DAVID NALBANDIAN: No.

Q. Did you imagine that he was going to lose the first set like that?

DAVID NALBANDIAN: No.

GinaB
06-09-2006, 09:41 PM
I hope he gets better for Wimbledon. This is so unfair. :bigcry:
"Unfair" doesn't even begin to cover it :sobbing:

GinaB
06-09-2006, 09:54 PM
Good luck on your exam GinaB. Remember how David played the first 1 1/2 sets...
Thank you sweetie :hug:
Thinking about David's first set...hmm...great incentive! :lol:
My exam went very well, btw.

P.S. You can just call me Gina :)

GinaB
06-09-2006, 10:19 PM
the same situation as me :tears: :tears: :tears: i was so nervous that when i found david has withdrawn some tears come and rolling in my face. when i am nervous the less thing happen and i cry ... also have a exam at night and miss the world cup opener
Oh honey, don't cry! :hug:
I know it's very frustrating when you wait for an eternity to see/do something that you consider important and just at the last minute something else comes up and prevents you from following the planned schedule and spoils your good spirits.

In my case, the "schedule" would have been a Nalby - Nadal final ... buuuut, what do you know... something "came up" :rolleyes:

I hope you got an A (10) on your exam! You deserve something that would bring a smile on your face since Nalby withdrew and you couldn't watch the opener either.

justClaudia
06-10-2006, 12:44 AM
Gooner, thanks for posting the interview. :hug:

LadyNalbandian
06-10-2006, 01:13 AM
Oh honey, don't cry! :hug:
I know it's very frustrating when you wait for an eternity to see/do something that you consider important and just at the last minute something else comes up and prevents you from following the planned schedule and spoils your good spirits.

In my case, the "schedule" would have been a Nalby - Nadal final ... buuuut, what do you know... something "came up" :rolleyes:

I hope you got an A (10) on your exam! You deserve something that would bring a smile on your face since Nalby withdrew and you couldn't watch the opener either.

i cried because i was nervous. just "cry" cry a lot when he lost that american semi to roddick. i´m never to much confident about david performance cause i think he always "break" at the edge of something really important. i want him to win all the time of course and try to think that is his time ... but i should confess the masters cup victory was unexpected beauty. in sport games that involved teams or players that i really like i am such superstitious

:) :) :) :)

Mili
06-10-2006, 10:05 AM
i cried because i was nervous. just "cry" cry a lot when he lost that american semi to roddick. i´m never to much confident about david performance cause i think he always "break" at the edge of something really important. i want him to win all the time of course and try to think that is his time ... but i should confess the masters cup victory was unexpected beauty. in sport games that involved teams or players that i really like i am such superstitious

:) :) :) :)


Similar like me...but something I don't get...like at the Masters Cup, he wasn't really prepared to go and played...and he won...and last time...Basel 2002 or something like that...people gave him shortly before a wildcard and he won...I'm not sure...but wasn't Munich also such a WC thing? Imean...it seem he often wins when he comes like that to a tournement...

disturb3d
06-10-2006, 04:55 PM
2006 is a good time to be a Nalbandian fan.
Besides re-inviting his injury, Dave is playing extremely well; dominating Fed for almost 2 sets.

Should he be physically prepared in time for Wimbledon, there isn't anyone besides federer who would be more fit for the title.

gooner88
06-10-2006, 05:14 PM
2006 is a good time to be a Nalbandian fan.
Besides re-inviting his injury, Dave is playing extremely well; dominating Fed for almost 2 sets.

Should he be physically prepared in time for Wimbledon, there isn't anyone besides federer who would be more fit for the title.

I agree 100% with that. :yeah:

Argenbrit
06-10-2006, 05:24 PM
2006 is a good time to be a Nalbandian fan.
Besides re-inviting his injury, Dave is playing extremely well; dominating Fed for almost 2 sets.

Should he be physically prepared in time for Wimbledon, there isn't anyone besides federer who would be more fit for the title.

:yeah:

GinaB
06-10-2006, 06:01 PM
Should he be physically prepared in time for Wimbledon, there isn't anyone besides federer who would be more fit for the title.
You are right. If he manages to bounce back after the RG injury he has a REALLY good shot at that Wimbly title.
But before we start hoping we should wait for news on the state of his health.

LadyNalbandian
06-10-2006, 09:06 PM
Similar like me...but something I don't get...like at the Masters Cup, he wasn't really prepared to go and played...and he won...and last time...Basel 2002 or something like that...people gave him shortly before a wildcard and he won...I'm not sure...but wasn't Munich also such a WC thing? Imean...it seem he often wins when he comes like that to a tournement...

i know that he wasn´t really prepared. i wasn´t expected even his presence at the tournament. i get crazy when in a new related to the withdrawn of rodds i discovery that he was called to the roster. i predicted that although he was marked as a substitute he will win it. when he lost the first match against fed i know that he need won the other to continue in the masters and it was though and hard situation. he won the final against fed and i remeber the masters cup here in lisbon when guga lost the first match against agassi and win over him in the final. it was good to see him at estoril this year. hope he come again :) :) :) i will prepare my argentina foot and river plate foot tshirts for an autograph

Mili
06-10-2006, 09:25 PM
i know that he wasn´t really prepared. i wasn´t expected even his presence at the tournament. i get crazy when in a new related to the withdrawn of rodds i discovery that he was called to the roster. i predicted that although he was marked as a substitute he will win it. when he lost the first match against fed i know that he need won the other to continue in the masters and it was though and hard situation. he won the final against fed and i remeber the masters cup here in lisbon when guga lost the first match against agassi and win over him in the final. it was good to see him at estoril this year. hope he come again :) :) :) i will prepare my argentina foot and river plate foot tshirts for an autograph


Yes do so...he really should repeat more of this kind of tournement wins...
SO we all wish him good luck for the future and may hishealth cause him no more problems...;)

RogiFan88
06-11-2006, 01:04 AM
2006 is a good time to be a Nalbandian fan.
Besides re-inviting his injury, Dave is playing extremely well; dominating Fed for almost 2 sets.

Should he be physically prepared in time for Wimbledon, there isn't anyone besides federer who would be more fit for the title.

Funny, I was thinking the same a few days ago! David is definitely one player who could win all 4 slams as he is good on all surfaces! :angel:

I loved the mutual respect betw Rogi and David at the net after the SF... awww!

GinaB
06-11-2006, 01:54 AM
I loved the mutual respect betw Rogi and David at the net after the SF... awww!
I KNOW! It was great to see two players who can beat each other (almost) on any surface at any time show such respect to one another.
To be honest, I found it touching and I wish it lasted longer.
Ok, now you all know I'm a sucker for such moments :o
*hangs head in shame*

Mili
06-11-2006, 08:46 AM
Funny, I was thinking the same a few days ago! David is definitely one player who could win all 4 slams as he is good on all surfaces! :angel:

I loved the mutual respect betw Rogi and David at the net after the SF... awww!


He really would be a player who could win all GS cause he's good on all surfaces...just the thing is, that almost everytime he reaches the semis or soemthing like that...it's like a curse or soemthing like that, that he always looses or gets an injury...or something like that...

Nalbandian and Federer on the court by the net, was really something amazing...and this especially, cause for David it must be hard, to retire the game after he was playing so well and of course he was disappointet...

jazz_girl
06-11-2006, 01:29 PM
Angel Ruiz Cotorro said that he's sure David will be at Wimbledon. His injury is in the abs, but it's different from the one he had before in the same area, and even though the tests are not ready, he's optimistic about it.
And after the semifinal, I saw an interview ESPN did to him, and the interviewer asked him: after this match, are you sure you can reach the RG final next year? and David answered: "I'm sure I can be in any final of any Grand Slam, I know it"
http://www.clarin.com/diario/2006/06/11/deportes/d-07204.htm

Mili
06-11-2006, 01:37 PM
Angel Ruiz Cotorro said that he's sure David will be at Wimbledon. His injury is in the abs, but it's different from the one he had before in the same area, and even though the tests are not ready, he's optimistic about it.
And after the semifinal, I saw an interview ESPN did to him, and the interviewer asked him: after this match, are you sure you can reach the RG final next year? and David answered: "I'm sure I can be in any final of any Grand Slam, I know it"
http://www.clarin.com/diario/2006/06/11/deportes/d-07204.htm


I just hope that's so true and he can be back for Wimbi! Cause what's Wimbledon without 2002's Runner Up, David Nalbandian? ;)

Hola Mr. SK
06-11-2006, 01:47 PM
nice run at RG,David! :yeah: Could've done better without injury though...:rocker2:
Good luck in Wimby! :)You definitely need it :rocker2:

gooner88
06-11-2006, 06:31 PM
Angel Ruiz Cotorro said that he's sure David will be at Wimbledon. His injury is in the abs, but it's different from the one he had before in the same area, and even though the tests are not ready, he's optimistic about it.
And after the semifinal, I saw an interview ESPN did to him, and the interviewer asked him: after this match, are you sure you can reach the RG final next year? and David answered: "I'm sure I can be in any final of any Grand Slam, I know it"
http://www.clarin.com/diario/2006/06/11/deportes/d-07204.htm

Well that's encouraging, but for some reason I still feel he won't play Wimbledon. I hope I'm wrong.
Just one thing, who is Angel Ruiz Cotorro???

sophia_c
06-11-2006, 07:50 PM
Angel Ruiz Cotorro said that he's sure David will be at Wimbledon. His injury is in the abs, but it's different from the one he had before in the same area, and even though the tests are not ready, he's optimistic about it.
And after the semifinal, I saw an interview ESPN did to him, and the interviewer asked him: after this match, are you sure you can reach the RG final next year? and David answered: "I'm sure I can be in any final of any Grand Slam, I know it"
http://www.clarin.com/diario/2006/06/11/deportes/d-07204.htm


WE know he can...its bad luck at the French this year...especially as he was playing so well and with such maturity....its a matter of time......

jazz_girl
06-12-2006, 02:02 AM
Well that's encouraging, but for some reason I still feel he won't play Wimbledon. I hope I'm wrong.
Just one thing, who is Angel Ruiz Cotorro???
It's his Spanish doctor, who's been treating him since the wrist problem in 2003. He's also the doctor of all the Spanish players, and Coria among others.

RogiFan88
06-12-2006, 04:10 AM
I like David and Rogi liking each other after so many years! They truly must know each other so well, on the court anyway! Definitely two of the most gifted talents on the tour and so easy to watch.

joyk
06-12-2006, 09:58 AM
Last year he reached the quarter finals in three GS and fourth round in RG,this year he reached the semis in both Grand Slams,maybe in a year or two he can win all of them. :p But seriously I believe that David will either never win a Slam or he will win at least three or four,I don`t see him as a one hit wonder.It would really be a shame if he would end his career without winning a Slam,but if that happens he can only blame himself.It is embarrassing that guys like Gaudio and Roddick have won slams and Nalbandian hasn`t,I have nothing against the two(I actually like Gaston) but they aren`t nearly as talented as David.

LadyNalbandian
06-12-2006, 10:24 AM
rodds won one grandslam ... :armed: :armed: :armed: and i killed myself. i´m dead

Mili
06-12-2006, 03:21 PM
Last year he reached the quarter finals in three GS and fourth round in RG,this year he reached the semis in both Grand Slams,maybe in a year or two he can win all of them. :p But seriously I believe that David will either never win a Slam or he will win at least three or four,I don`t see him as a one hit wonder.It would really be a shame if he would end his career without winning a Slam,but if that happens he can only blame himself.It is embarrassing that guys like Gaudio and Roddick have won slams and Nalbandian hasn`t,I have nothing against the two(I actually like Gaston) but they aren`t nearly as talented as David.


I hope he does win a Slam, cause he plays to well Tennis to end his career without one!

robrulz5
06-13-2006, 06:10 AM
Shame about the injury. Hopefully he gets back on court soon!!!

robrulz5
06-13-2006, 06:10 AM
rodds won one grandslam ... :armed: :armed: :armed: and i killed myself. i´m dead

Roddick was given a good run in the SF by the Amercian line judges...

jazz_girl
06-13-2006, 12:30 PM
http://www.clarin.com/diario/2006/06/13/deportes/d-04801.htm
According to Clarín, it's not a strain and he'll be able to play in Wimbledon. It's not official yet, but it's good news. :)

Björki
06-13-2006, 01:23 PM
really good news!!! :)

joyk
06-13-2006, 02:30 PM
:woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo:

LadyNalbandian
06-13-2006, 02:43 PM
Roddick was given a good run in the SF by the Amercian line judges...

by the crowd line judges, then by the real american line judges and finally by that swiss chair umpire.

Argenbrit
06-13-2006, 03:28 PM
http://www.clarin.com/diario/2006/06/13/deportes/d-04801.htm
According to Clarín, it's not a strain and he'll be able to play in Wimbledon. It's not official yet, but it's good news. :)

Great news! :D