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Next Stop.......Dubai

*Ljubica*
02-16-2004, 04:54 PM
Well as David is out injured for the next couple of weeks, I thought we should start looking forward to the tournament where he hopes to make his return - in Dubai. It has an excellent field including Roger Federer, Tim Henman and Mark Phillippoussis, and I found an article today that talks a little about David and Guille Coria coming to play in the tournament.

Dubai set to welcome Argentines
By A Correspondent

16 February 2004

DUBAI - The Dubai Duty Free Men's Open is set to welcome two of the most glittering stars to have emerged out of South America for a decade.

World No 4 Guillermo Coria and World No 8 David Nalbandian are both from Argentina and have taken the tennis world by storm over the past two years by surging into the world top 10. The 22 year-olds both qualified for the season ending Masters Cup and between them earned almost $4 million from a fruitful season.

"South America is emerging as a real hot bed for up and coming
players and we are delighted that Dubai will be welcoming the two
leading players from the continent," said Colm McLoughlin, Managing Director of Dubai Duty Free.

Coria has become a sporting icon in his native country and enjoyed a superb 2003 by picking up five titles and reaching the finals in two further tournaments. The clay-court specialist will be making his first appearance on the hard courts of Dubai, where he is likely to start as No 2 seed behind the world's top player Roger Federer.

Nalbandian burst onto the scene in 2002 when he reached the Wimbledon final, eventually losing to Lleyton Hewitt, but it was a season that proved his versatility when he reached the finals on three different surfaces.

Despite battling injury throughout 2003, the Argentinean managed to break into the world top 10 along with Coria and finished the season just four places below his countryman in eighth.

The Dubai Duty Free Men's Open, from March 1-7, will follow the Dubai Duty Free Women's Open, which kicks off the Championships fortnight from February 23-28.

Leo
02-16-2004, 05:10 PM
Oh no, injured again? Poor David is really prone to injuries, isn't he? Hopefully it'll be a fast recovery for him.

Good Luck in Dubai! :bounce:

jazz_girl
02-16-2004, 06:02 PM
Thanks a lot for this Rosie!!!
Hey, I was checking David's site forum, and someone posted this link:
http://cnnenespanol.com/2004/especial/02/10/people/

Here, you can vote for David in peope en español's poll.
Hugs, Jime

*Ljubica*
02-16-2004, 06:09 PM
Thanks a lot for this Rosie!!!
Hey, I was checking David's site forum, and someone posted this link:
http://cnnenespanol.com/2004/especial/02/10/people/

Here, you can vote for David in peope en español's poll.
Hugs, Jime

I've already done it! Wonder if we can cheat and vote for him more than once!!! :haha:

jazz_girl
02-16-2004, 06:12 PM
I've already done it! Wonder if we can cheat and vote for him more than once!!! :haha:
LMAO!!! Can't we???? :devil:

don_na
02-16-2004, 06:35 PM
Hey girls...I voted more that once myslef!

jazz_girl
02-16-2004, 06:43 PM
Hey girls...I voted more that once myslef!
Me too! :o
But I think his results don't change, he's still 9%...

don_na
02-16-2004, 07:14 PM
I am absolutely shocked..only 9%!! Well, he'll always be number 1 in my book!

sigmagirl91
02-16-2004, 07:42 PM
Yeah, I voted too. Why is it still 9%. I say we crash the damn thing....

Muchacha_83
02-16-2004, 08:22 PM
hi!! im new here. i voted to and now it's 10%!!
:D big kisses for evryone especilialy DAVID! :kiss:

*Ljubica*
02-16-2004, 09:35 PM
hi!! im new here. i voted to and now it's 10%!!
:D big kisses for evryone especilialy DAVID! :kiss:

Hi Muchacha and welcome :wavey: Are you Muchacha from Portugal who sometimes posts on davidnalbandian.net?

jazz_girl
02-16-2004, 09:41 PM
hi!! im new here. i voted to and now it's 10%!!
:D big kisses for evryone especilialy DAVID! :kiss:
Welcome to the forum Muchacha!!!

Muchacha_83
02-16-2004, 09:50 PM
:bounce: hi rose! yes i am, im a member of the yahoo group too but i didint posted there yet. i just heve to say that you do a great job over there all the pics are great!! :bigclap:

Jazzy
02-17-2004, 06:57 AM
welcome to Muchacha_83 :wavey: & don_na !!!

*Ljubica*
02-17-2004, 01:43 PM
:bounce: hi rose! yes i am, im a member of the yahoo group too but i didint posted there yet. i just heve to say that you do a great job over there all the pics are great!! :bigclap:

Thanks Muchacha - feel free to join in our crazy conversations anytime you like. And there were quite a few more pics went up yesterday.

sigmagirl91
02-17-2004, 01:45 PM
muchacha, come on over to the group and join in the fun....

Hajnalka
02-17-2004, 04:08 PM
Welcome Muchacha and Don_na! :wavey:

I voted too. The poll is still on 10%... :(

don_na
02-17-2004, 05:11 PM
Hi Haj! Nice to meet you!
It's still at 10%?? Impossible! The poll is rigged :)

jazz_girl
02-17-2004, 05:32 PM
Hi Haj! Nice to meet you!
It's still at 10%?? Impossible! The poll is rigged :)
LOL!!! Absolutly!!! Let's keep on voting though! ;)
J.

Hajnalka
02-17-2004, 05:52 PM
Hi Haj! Nice to meet you!
It's still at 10%?? Impossible! The poll is rigged :)

Yes it is! It's unbelievable, I'm despondent...:tears:

Ma. Estefania
02-22-2004, 10:42 PM
Btw....does anyone know who is gonna be David's opponent at this tournament?

I guess the draw already came out...

jazz_girl
02-22-2004, 11:45 PM
Btw....does anyone know who is gonna be David's opponent at this tournament?

I guess the draw already came out...
mmmm...I don't think the draw is out yet, it's still too early. I think the tourny starts on March 1st, and usually we have to wait till 2 days before it starts. But if anyone has any info about this (even if David is confirmed to play!) please, post it here!
Thanks, J.

*Ljubica*
02-23-2004, 05:25 AM
Haven't heard anything yet - as you say - far too early. I guess we should just keep our fingers crossed and stick to our "no news is good news" philosophy about the injury. I'm sure you'll probably hear any information first Jazz_Girl through the Argentine Press - so we're relying on you :)

Jazzy
02-23-2004, 06:24 AM
Hey Muchacha and Don_na & hope u have fun here! :) :wavey: :D

jazz_girl
02-23-2004, 03:15 PM
I read in a newspaper today that David will play in singles and in doubles with Coria. I can't wait to see it!
Hey, does anyone know if it'll be broadcast in Latin America???

Angelito
02-23-2004, 07:51 PM
I don't know I will email Fox Sports and ESPN to ask if they will broadcast the tournament.

Angelito
02-23-2004, 08:12 PM
Well I checked both sites ESPN and FOX and neither of them seem to broadcast the Dubai tournament. I don't think TyC broadcast it either so I guess livescoring is our only option :(

*Ljubica*
02-23-2004, 08:17 PM
Well even though we do get live coverage, it will be on during the day when I'm at work, so I'll be stuck with the live scoring too, and I'll just have to set the VCR to watch when I get home! I hate doing that though, because unless it happens to be the first match of the day, you're never quite sure if you've set it for the correct time - I'm always losing the end of matches I want because the tape runs out :devil:

Angelito
02-23-2004, 08:21 PM
I know what you mean Rosie. Damn VCR!!! that always happens to me too.

jazz_girl
02-23-2004, 09:03 PM
Well I checked both sites ESPN and FOX and neither of them seem to broadcast the Dubai tournament. I don't think TyC broadcast it either so I guess livescoring is our only option :(
Oh no! I hate live scoring!!! I thought Fox was going to broadcast it. Last year they broadcasted Basel, Rotterdam was on last week, and I don't get why not Dubai! Grrrrr!!!

jazz_girl
02-23-2004, 09:04 PM
I know what you mean Rosie. Damn VCR!!! that always happens to me too.
At least you VCR works! LOL!

Ma. Estefania
02-24-2004, 02:47 AM
Omg....I'm so sorry :p I thought Dubai was this week....I was confused with another tournaments, sorry.

I can't wait to have David back to the action.

Angelito
02-24-2004, 01:30 PM
Omg....I'm so sorry :p I thought Dubai was this week....I was confused with another tournaments, sorry.

I can't wait to have David back to the action.


We're all anxiously waiting for David comeback to the courts.

Ma. Estefania
02-24-2004, 10:08 PM
Yeah.... :)

Muchacha_83
02-24-2004, 10:17 PM
ohh yes we are all this waiting is driving me a litle bit :crazy: , and i'm even more crazy because i dont kwon if i will see him in the dubai , i dont know if eurosport will be there or not :awww:

Jazzy
02-25-2004, 07:45 AM
i no i can't c it!! aneways, hope he can claim the title!!

*Ljubica*
02-25-2004, 01:21 PM
ohh yes we are all this waiting is driving me a litle bit :crazy: , and i'm even more crazy because i dont kwon if i will see him in the dubai , i dont know if eurosport will be there or not :awww:

As far as I know Eurosport are showing Dubai Muchacha :)

Hajnalka
02-25-2004, 01:41 PM
ohh yes we are all this waiting is driving me a litle bit :crazy: , and i'm even more crazy because i dont kwon if i will see him in the dubai , i dont know if eurosport will be there or not :awww:

Eurosport will show it!! Live coverage from Dubai will starting from day 3 and in daily 1 1/2 hour. Tough it's not too many time but everything is better than nothing. Probably we'll see David. ;) I hope so...

Ma. Estefania
02-25-2004, 04:01 PM
Lucky you all europeans...

jazz_girl
02-25-2004, 04:03 PM
Lucky you all europeans...
LOL!!! I know! I'm still hoping I'll get to see it...if not I'll have to wait till Indians Wells...

Yanina
02-25-2004, 04:16 PM
hey, Haj I love your pic, it's wonderful, where did u get it??

Yanina
02-25-2004, 04:18 PM
Yes, i wnat to see David i action, or i NEED to see him NOW!!!!!!! hE'S ALWAYS RESTNG...Do u know where id he right now??

jazz_girl
02-25-2004, 04:21 PM
Yes, i wnat to see David i action, or i NEED to see him NOW!!!!!!! hE'S ALWAYS RESTNG...Do u know where id he right now??
I think he's in Argentina training, but who knows!
Yani, have you heard anything if the Dubai Tournament will be broadcast???

don_na
02-25-2004, 05:19 PM
Haj! I really love your pic! He has such a beautiful smile!

Muchacha_83
02-25-2004, 06:51 PM
hi! thanks rosie and haj, but i probably wont be able to see the matchs during the week just in the weekend because of my university my class will start next week :awww:
but i have faith in david and i think he will plAY good and go to the semis so i will problaby see him play :p

good pic haj ;)

Hajnalka
02-25-2004, 08:09 PM
Thanks Yanina, Don_na and Muchacha.

Yanina! My girlfriend sent me the link where I found this lovely pic. I'll give you the address in pm if you're interested. I love your pic too. ;)

jtipson
02-26-2004, 05:05 PM
Hello everyone,

Somebody mentioned on a different site that David is out until Miami. I thought he was coming back next week in Dubai...

Anyone have the latest news on how he's doing, and whether he really is playing in the UAE?

Thanks,
Jo

sigmagirl91
02-26-2004, 05:24 PM
He will be playing Dubai. Someone did not update THEIR information.

jazz_girl
02-26-2004, 05:33 PM
Hello everyone,

Somebody mentioned on a different site that David is out until Miami. I thought he was coming back next week in Dubai...

Anyone have the latest news on how he's doing, and whether he really is playing in the UAE?

Thanks,
Jo
Where did you read that? Newspapers here are saying that he'll play in Dubai, and after that in Idian Wells and Miami.

jtipson
02-26-2004, 05:41 PM
Where did you read that? Newspapers here are saying that he'll play in Dubai, and after that in Idian Wells and Miami.

It was at a tennis game site, someone quoted him as saying last week in BA: "My idea is to be fully recovered for Miami and in the meantime I am working in tonification and physical sessions".

No official source, that's why I asked here. It did make me wonder, because I'd read what you guys were discussing and I thought he'd be back next week. I guess we have to wait until the Dubai draw comes out then to be really sure.

I'd be surprised if he missed IW though.

jazz_girl
02-26-2004, 06:13 PM
It was at a tennis game site, someone quoted him as saying last week in BA: "My idea is to be fully recovered for Miami and in the meantime I am working in tonification and physical sessions".

No official source, that's why I asked here. It did make me wonder, because I'd read what you guys were discussing and I thought he'd be back next week. I guess we have to wait until the Dubai draw comes out then to be really sure.

I'd be surprised if he missed IW though.
That is so weird! I haven't heard that at all, I'll check the newspapers though. Thanks a lot!

sigmagirl91
02-26-2004, 06:19 PM
So far, he's still on for Dubai-and Indian Wells. Unless he hurts himself again, or becomes sick, he will be at these venues....

jazz_girl
02-26-2004, 06:25 PM
Ok, this is what I found. David said this on Feb 16th, when he went to the Bs As tournament:
"It wasn't even a strain. It's still a little swollen. I'll see if I play in Dubai. I started doing gym again and I'm putting ice and doing ultrasound".

sigmagirl91
02-26-2004, 06:47 PM
Oh, so he's pronounced fit enough to play. Heck, that was a week ago, so he should be OK-provided that he didn't hurt SOMETHING ELSE!!!!

jazz_girl
02-26-2004, 07:36 PM
Oh, so he's pronounced fit enough to play. Heck, that was a week ago, so he should be OK-provided that he didn't hurt SOMETHING ELSE!!!!
I highly doubt that, we would have heard something by now, and even Coria's considering playing in doubles with him.
Anyway, the draw should be out this week-end, so we'll know if he plays very soon.
Hugs, J.

*Ljubica*
02-26-2004, 08:14 PM
OMG - now I'm really worried - this is the first I've heard of this. It would be awful to miss IW as well - so many points to lose :sad: , but surely he said in Buenos Aires that he was planning Dubai?

jazz_girl
02-26-2004, 08:20 PM
OMG - now I'm really worried - this is the first I've heard of this. It would be awful to miss IW as well - so many points to lose :sad: , but surely he said in Buenos Aires that he was planning Dubai?
Actually he didn't say anything at all. But again, if Coria is planning on playing doubles with David that means he's planning on going! Otherwise he wouldn't have said anything, don't you think?

*Ljubica*
02-26-2004, 08:41 PM
Actually he didn't say anything at all. But again, if Coria is planning on playing doubles with David that means he's planning on going! Otherwise he wouldn't have said anything, don't you think?

I certainly hope so! I was just thinking about the interview you have already quoted from where he said he hoped to be ready for Dubai. I couldn't bear an injury prone year like Marat had last year:sad:

jazz_girl
02-26-2004, 08:46 PM
I certainly hope so! I was just thinking about the interview you have already quoted from where he said he hoped to be ready for Dubai. I couldn't bear an injury prone year like Marat had last year:sad:
Ok, this is what I think: That quote from David about playing in Miami and not in Dubai was made in the same day as the one I posted. He was sure he was gonna be ready for Miami, but not so sure about Dubai. But if Coria said that it's possible they'll play in doubles together(and I read that today again from another respecable newspaper)that means he ready...As I said before, all we can do is wait till the draw is out, because there's nothing official yet.

Muchacha_83
02-26-2004, 08:59 PM
"Actually he didn't say anything at all. But again, if Coria is planning on playing doubles with David that means he's planning on going! Otherwise he wouldn't have said anything, don't you think?"


yeah, thats what i think too
and even him said that it even as a stain. , if he wasn't going to dubai he would already said something , at least is what i think

jazz_girl
02-26-2004, 09:04 PM
"Actually he didn't say anything at all. But again, if Coria is planning on playing doubles with David that means he's planning on going! Otherwise he wouldn't have said anything, don't you think?"


yeah, thats what i think too
and even him said that it even as a stain. , if he wasn't going to dubai he would already said something , at least is what i think
Absolutly, he withdrew from Buenos Aires the week before it started, and Dubai will start next monday, and it's not just around the corner, It's pretty far away, so he should be travelling there any time now.

Muchacha_83
02-26-2004, 09:16 PM
and dubai is a good tournement its in a hard Surface, (Prize Money:US$1,000,000 lol), a lot of points i dont think he can miss this with all competition that there is this year, and the clay season is coming so he can lose points like that

sigmagirl91
02-26-2004, 11:12 PM
He didn't have very many points on clay to begin with, so, unless he misses the entire clay court season, he stands to gain quite a bit....

jazz_girl
02-26-2004, 11:18 PM
He didn't have very many points on clay to begin with, so, unless he misses the entire clay court season, he stands to gain quite a bit....
That's great to know!!! I think the newspapers will say something about this tomorrow. If he goes to Dubai he should depart from Argentina tomorrow or on saturday, so there will be some news...I'll keep you posted.
Hugs, J.

jazz_girl
02-27-2004, 02:59 PM
That's great to know!!! I think the newspapers will say something about this tomorrow. If he goes to Dubai he should depart from Argentina tomorrow or on saturday, so there will be some news...I'll keep you posted.
Hugs, J.
Well guys, I sent an e-mail to a tv programme and they said that David left on Wedsneday and he's already in Dubai ready to play!

Ma. Estefania
02-27-2004, 03:04 PM
Great news! Thanx for them Jazz_girl :yeah:

*Ljubica*
02-27-2004, 03:26 PM
Can't wait to see him play again! I hope this is a great tournament for him - he needs to get some points - how about David becoming Dubai champion this year :)

jazz_girl
02-27-2004, 03:55 PM
Can't wait to see him play again! I hope this is a great tournament for him - he needs to get some points - how about David becoming Dubai champion this year :)
Sounds great to me! LOL!!!

Muchacha_83
02-27-2004, 04:23 PM
Well guys, I sent an e-mail to a tv programme and they said that David left on Wedsneday and he's already in Dubai ready to play!


:bounce: :D

Muchacha_83
02-27-2004, 04:31 PM
Can't wait to see him play again! I hope this is a great tournament for him - he needs to get some points - how about David becoming Dubai champion this year :)


me too! just hope eurosports show his games.
abaut he becamig dubai champion that would be just great!! he would get more confidence and streght to the other tournaments :)

luckystar
02-27-2004, 05:49 PM
woohoo! cant wait till the tournament starts!

Hajnalka
02-27-2004, 11:01 PM
me too! just hope eurosports show his games.
abaut he becamig dubai champion that would be just great!! he would get more confidence and streght to the other tournaments :)

Why not? Just remember when he camed back from injury he won the Kooyong championship,
Now he'll make it Dubai too! :yeah: :)

jazz_girl
02-27-2004, 11:44 PM
Why not? Just remember when he camed back from injury he won the Kooyong championship,
Now he'll make it Dubai too! :yeah: :)
Absolutly!!! He's had like a month of rest, so he should be ready!!!!

Action Jackson
02-28-2004, 09:30 AM
Dubai is a very good tournament and has a lot of tough players, that is why Roddick is hiding, so it won't be very easy for him to win it and his old friend Safin is there as well.

I wish him all the best and hopefully he doesn't have too many injury problems.

*Ljubica*
02-28-2004, 11:01 AM
Dubai is a very good tournament and has a lot of tough players, that is why Roddick is hiding, so it won't be very easy for him to win it and his old friend Safin is there as well.

I wish him all the best and hopefully he doesn't have too many injury problems.

Thanks George, - by the way - love your comment about Roddick "hiding" :p Must admit I'm a little worried about David's nemesis Marat, but I understand he has been having a few ankle injury problems himself too. Anyway, - it will just be great to see David back in action after so long, - we will all believe in him whatever happens next week.

And Jazz_Girl - I love the new avatar - those blue eyes of his are just gorgeous!!!

jazz_girl
02-28-2004, 12:21 PM
Thanks George, - by the way - love your comment about Roddick "hiding" :p Must admit I'm a little worried about David's nemesis Marat, but I understand he has been having a few ankle injury problems himself too. Anyway, - it will just be great to see David back in action after so long, - we will all believe in him whatever happens next week.

And Jazz_Girl - I love the new avatar - those blue eyes of his are just gorgeous!!!
I love it too!!! ;)

*Ljubica*
02-28-2004, 03:16 PM
Well David's first round opponent will be Jarkko Niemenen from Finland - their head-to-head is currently 3-1 to David. It won't be an easy match though - Jarkko's a good player - GOOD LUCK DAVID!

jazz_girl
02-28-2004, 09:22 PM
Well David's first round opponent will be Jarkko Niemenen from Finland - their head-to-head is currently 3-1 to David. It won't be an easy match though - Jarkko's a good player - GOOD LUCK DAVID!
I'm sure David can handle him!!! VAMOS DAVID!!!!!!!!

Ma. Estefania
02-29-2004, 02:38 AM
Lots of luck for David at that match......he should defeat Jarkko, but Jarkko is always a tricky player.

Then all the best David :kiss:

Jazzy
02-29-2004, 02:54 AM
VAMOS DAVID!! :)

Action Jackson
02-29-2004, 07:34 AM
David and the Shark have had some very tough matches and the Shark shouldn't be underestimated at all, if so David will get done.

David beat him in a 5th set tiebreaker in the US Open, last time they played, so it won't be easy at all. Good luck David for the tourney, not an easy draw at all.

*Ljubica*
02-29-2004, 10:31 AM
David and the Shark have had some very tough matches and the Shark shouldn't be underestimated at all, if so David will get done.

David beat him in a 5th set tiebreaker in the US Open, last time they played, so it won't be easy at all. Good luck David for the tourney, not an easy draw at all.

Yes, I remember the US Open match, and also the Cincinnatti one that David lost in the final set :sad: I don't think any of us are over-confident on this one, especially as this is David's first match after injury, but I'm sure he won't under-estimate Jarkko. I think one of the best things about David is that he always respects his opponents whoever they are and never under-estimates them.

Fedex
02-29-2004, 06:29 PM
Well, i hope for a Roger vs. David semi, but watch Tim go and mess it up :rolleyes: But if he does, no doubt, David will take care of him! :) But Safin in the 1st rd. for Roger :eek:

*Ljubica*
02-29-2004, 07:09 PM
Well, i hope for a Roger vs. David semi, but watch Tim go and mess it up :rolleyes: But if he does, no doubt, David will take care of him! :) But Safin in the 1st rd. for Roger :eek:

Yes Fedex - Safin in the 1st round is a nightmare for anyone - your poor Roger certainly gets his fair share of bad draws :sad: I agree that David and Roger would be a great semi- we'll all be keeping our fingers crossed for that one - Tim won't dare to mess it up :devil:

Tricky_Forehand
02-29-2004, 09:41 PM
Go David!! :bounce: Tough first round but he can do it!!

Ma. Estefania
02-29-2004, 10:19 PM
David and the Shark have had some very tough matches and the Shark shouldn't be underestimated at all, if so David will get done.

Yes, George. That's exactly what I meant when I said that Jarkko is a tricky player. He can have great matches and give fight to any player; and some days he's very far from that. So David must be careful.

Luck David :kiss:

*Ljubica*
03-01-2004, 05:26 AM
Looks like we have to wait another day to find out as David doesn't play til Tuesday - I am very nervous but very excited too! VAMOS DAVID!

Action Jackson
03-01-2004, 06:18 AM
Good to see the people are not underestimating Jarkko, and I am looking forward to following this tournament closely, too bad I can't see it, but we can't have everything in life.

lsy
03-01-2004, 07:18 AM
Yes Fedex - Safin in the 1st round is a nightmare for anyone - your poor Roger certainly gets his fair share of bad draws :sad: I agree that David and Roger would be a great semi- we'll all be keeping our fingers crossed for that one - Tim won't dare to mess it up

I think so too...but before that : Safin and Tim for Rogi :scared:

Good luck to David in Dubai, my another favourite in this tournament.

Action Jackson
03-02-2004, 05:21 AM
Toothless Tiger is gone and David better be aware and ready play from the start against Nieminen, or he will have an early flight to IW, which I don't want to see.

jazz_girl
03-02-2004, 10:25 AM
Toothless Tiger is gone and David better be aware and ready play from the start against Nieminen, or he will have an early flight to IW, which I don't want to see.
Yeah, I don't want that to happen. A lot of great players are gone: Henman, Schuettler(sp?), Philippoussis, and Safin or Federer will be gone too...I hope David doesn't join them! I'm so nervous!!!
Hugs, J.

Tricky_Forehand
03-02-2004, 05:31 PM
I got up this morning to see that David lost to Jarrko, 3-6 3-6 :sad: . I'm hoping that it was more to how well Jarrko played just to make myself feel better.

And with Guille out today I'm going to have to go look at the draw to see if I even have a slight favorite left.

maratski
03-02-2004, 08:48 PM
I have very good coverage of this tournament, but did not have time to watch today. Sorry!!!!!

I hope to get him on the highlight show.

Hajnalka
03-02-2004, 09:26 PM
I tought that his match against Nieminen will be hard, even so I can't believe it that he's lost so easily... :sad:

Ma. Estefania
03-02-2004, 09:36 PM
Another sad new for me after Guille's loss :sad:

I couldn't watch the match, so I can't do any comment about it. I guess Jarkko was just better today :o

Fedex
03-02-2004, 10:28 PM
David!!! :( :sad: Oh well, the Draw is wide open for Roger, so he BETTER win this thing, with David, and Coria out. I hope he is better prepared for those 2 TMS Series coming up!

rassklovn
03-02-2004, 10:57 PM
Jarkko should never be underestimated and it was a tough match for him, David could have easily drawn a UAE qualifer but hey it's one match and it's not like he lost to a jabroni.

Now it's time for David to focus on Indian Wells.

*Ljubica*
03-03-2004, 06:51 AM
Very sadly, it seems like David was still suffering quite badly from his ankle injury during yesterday's match :sad: This is what he said afterwards:-

Nalbandian: "I am recovering from my ankle injury and don't feel so good yet. I tried everything I could but it wasn't enough today. I couldn't move so well today which is a big problem for my game. He played good today too."

I do hope this is not too serious and he recovers fully for Indian Wells and Miami where so many points are at stake.

Action Jackson
03-03-2004, 06:58 AM
So how many points does David need to defend in IW and Miami? I mean there is no point in playing, if he doesn't feel he can't move well, he doesn't have the movement then he is in huge trouble.

You never know he might need more time off. I hope not, but that might be the best thing for him.

Aleta4
03-03-2004, 09:06 AM
Indina Wells 2003

R64 Chela, Juan Ignacio (ARG ) 50 6-4 4-6 5-7

Miami 2003

R128 Bye, () 0
R64 Saretta, Flavio (BRA ) 89 4-6 6-4 6-1
R32 El Aynaoui, Younes (MAR ) 16 3-6 6-4 4-6

Not too much to defend but I hope his ankle will be fine by IW.

BTW Rosie, CHECK YOUR PM :)