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Nalbandian blogs from Madrid

That tennis kid
10-16-2006, 11:46 AM
Link is here (http://www.atptennis.com/en/common/TrackIt.asp?file=http://www.atptennis.com/5/en/media/ATW/2006/ATPTennisWeekly35.1.pdf).

"Reigning Tennis Masters Cup champion David Nalbandian will blog from the Mutua Madrilena Masters Madrid this week. The Argentine currently sits at No. 8 position in the INDESIT ATP Race standings."

Should be a good read as Nalbandian seems to be an interesting guy.

First entry (http://www.atptennis.com/1/en/blog/current_nalbandian.asp) is finally up.

refero*fervens
10-16-2006, 11:51 AM
That's interesting news. I wonder what this blog will be like :) .

jazz_girl
10-16-2006, 12:49 PM
I'm very curious about this. I hope he's more talkative than in his interviews... :lol:

Jimnik
10-16-2006, 12:52 PM
Interesting.

Clara Bow
10-16-2006, 01:18 PM
Maybe he will get some of the blog luck.

disturb3d
10-16-2006, 01:56 PM
David is prolly the ladies man of the atp. And I'm no genius, but Spain seems to have decent lookin women.
The blog will be a success if it has 2 entries.

~*BGT*~
10-16-2006, 02:01 PM
David is prolly the ladies man of the atp. And I'm no genius, but Spain seems to have decent lookin women.
The blog will be a success if it has 2 entries.

:lol: Fat Dave wins even if he loses first round.

tennisgal_001
10-16-2006, 03:12 PM
Very interesting. Can't wait to see what it'll be like... he might surprise.

Brego
10-16-2006, 03:19 PM
Looking forward to it :)

chicky841
10-16-2006, 03:33 PM
:D yay. I was actually thinking about David blogging soon

freeandlonely
10-16-2006, 05:05 PM
look foward to:)

tennisgal_001
10-16-2006, 05:39 PM
Apparently Fat Dave is too lazy to write about his weekend! Shouldn't the Sunday entry be up already?!

Saumon
10-16-2006, 05:47 PM
they don't all have sunday entries :shrug:

stebs
10-16-2006, 05:54 PM
I think ATP may have wanted Nalby to blog from Shanghai but in the end decided that it isn't likely enough that he'll make it.

Viken01
10-16-2006, 05:54 PM
:lol: vamos david !

Argenbrit
10-16-2006, 07:02 PM
Very interesting indeed. He should be posting Monday's entry soon.

cmurray
10-16-2006, 08:37 PM
good. I think Nalby is interesting. You konw who's blog I'd like to see? Coria's. Now THERE'S an interesting guy.

RickDaStick
10-16-2006, 09:01 PM
1st entry: Today i ate 2 triple cheeseburgers with 2 orders of french fries then topped it off with some meat lovers pizza. that is all today as it is time for dinner, see you all tomorrow.

Pepper LaRue
10-16-2006, 09:28 PM
1st entry: Today i ate 2 triple cheeseburgers with 2 orders of french fries then topped it off with some meat lovers pizza. that is all today as it is time for dinner, see you all tomorrow.


:spit:

:haha:

chicky841
10-16-2006, 09:43 PM
1st entry: Today i ate 2 triple cheeseburgers with 2 orders of french fries then topped it off with some meat lovers pizza. that is all today as it is time for dinner, see you all tomorrow.

:lol:

robinhood
10-17-2006, 01:05 AM
1st entry: Today i ate 2 triple cheeseburgers with 2 orders of french fries then topped it off with some meat lovers pizza. that is all today as it is time for dinner, see you all tomorrow.

:haha::haha::haha:

chicky841
10-17-2006, 01:12 AM
er..does he really not have his blog up yet?

allblue
10-17-2006, 01:45 AM
I KNOW!!! What is up with that? No one to type up the pages for him? Come on Davee, don't be shy, let us hear you out!! I've been wanting to read his blog all day!!

Daniel
10-17-2006, 01:51 AM
1st entry: Today i ate 2 triple cheeseburgers with 2 orders of french fries then topped it off with some meat lovers pizza. that is all today as it is time for dinner, see you all tomorrow.
:lol:

disturb3d
10-17-2006, 01:55 AM
I KNOW!!! What is up with that? No one to type up the pages for him? Come on Davee, don't be shy, let us hear you out!! I've been wanting to read his blog all day!!He's probably arranged not to write an entry tonight, because his first match is tommorrow.
This would indicate that he's giving it up as soon as he loses.

Johnny Groove
10-17-2006, 01:56 AM
how many rallies are scheduled around Madrid this week? :p

Deboogle!.
10-17-2006, 02:31 AM
is there ever gonna be an entry? :confused: :confused: :confused: :confused: :confused:

MarieS
10-17-2006, 02:36 AM
is there ever gonna be an entry? :confused: :confused: :confused: :confused: :confused:

probably not. dave needs a personality first. :p

BlackSilver
10-17-2006, 02:37 AM
1st entry: Today i ate 2 triple cheeseburgers with 2 orders of french fries then topped it off with some meat lovers pizza. that is all today as it is time for dinner, see you all tomorrow.

Post of the month :)

MarieS
10-17-2006, 02:50 AM
1st entry: Today i ate 2 triple cheeseburgers with 2 orders of french fries then topped it off with some meat lovers pizza. that is all today as it is time for dinner, see you all tomorrow.

I can't rep you for some reason, :shrug:, but :haha: :haha: :haha:.
although it appears you gave him too much credit, cuz his entry as of right now is:
_____________________________________________

rmb6687
10-17-2006, 02:54 AM
they don't have to wait until the first match to write a blog. Some just talk about their first night in town and all.

RogiFan88
10-17-2006, 03:19 AM
I don't believe Nalby's blogging... where is it??

CmonAussie
10-17-2006, 03:22 AM
good. I think Nalby is interesting. You konw who's blog I'd like to see? Coria's. Now THERE'S an interesting guy.
:wavey:
If Coria ever wrote a blog then the a few eyebrows might be raised at what a sensitive twisted nutcase he really is:eek:

simpletennis
10-17-2006, 04:08 AM
thanks, i was wondering who was doing the blog this week since i couldn't find it on the atp site

LocoPorElTenis
10-17-2006, 12:51 PM
They took off any reference to the blog from the website :confused: . Maybe Nalbo changed his mind? :confused: :confused:

hanabishi
10-17-2006, 12:56 PM
They took off any reference to the blog from the website :confused: . Maybe Nalbo changed his mind? :confused: :confused:

He probably did. Isn't it unusual not to have a first entry by Monday?

alfonsojose
10-17-2006, 01:07 PM
1st entry: Today i ate 2 triple cheeseburgers with 2 orders of french fries then topped it off with some meat lovers pizza. that is all today as it is time for dinner, see you all tomorrow.

:haha: :haha:

alfonsojose
10-17-2006, 01:11 PM
I guess right now blogging isn't that funny for anyone in the race to Shangai :shrug: Chela should blog. He is a bit funny on "Tenis Pro"

Yappa
10-17-2006, 01:28 PM
Tursunov has plenty of time for his next entry now. ;)

alfonsojose
10-17-2006, 02:09 PM
Dima needs to explain "the kiss" :aplot:

tennisgal_001
10-17-2006, 02:59 PM
so now what?

allblue
10-17-2006, 03:22 PM
so now what?

Either Nalbo changed his mind, ATP changed their mind, or he simply decided to not do the first entry, or it can be that it just takes him longer to type up a sentence since he can't find someone to type it up for him and I don't see Nalbo being the tech. savvy type, who knows...:rolleyes:

chicky841
10-17-2006, 07:36 PM
:( Im very disappointed. Typical David...always getting your hopes up.

Metis
10-18-2006, 01:44 AM
Nalbandian finally posts an entry!!! :)

Judging from the first post it is back to the old boring "I woke up at ..., ate this and that etc..."

One thing I am wondering about. Didn't he practice at all before his match? :lol:

allblue
10-18-2006, 01:49 AM
I don't know if it's him keeping me waiting for too long. I found the post oddly funny! Especially with the the "!" at the end of each sentence!

rmb6687
10-18-2006, 01:55 AM
wow...that was...like most other blogs. He didn't even try. He must have really wanted that nap in teh car, even though he slept in late. Lazy bum, if he talks in his sleep, we should get that too.

RickDaStick
10-18-2006, 01:58 AM
These ATP blogs are getting boring, always the same stuff. Some guys talking about what they ate everyday, others how they get a massege everyday. WE DONT CARE. tell us something interesting.

simpletennis
10-18-2006, 02:01 AM
i can't find his blog on the atp site! am i blind, or is there something wrong?

i think they're interesting if they're funny, like dima's! marat's was pretty funny too

Lee
10-18-2006, 02:01 AM
Sounds like he's half asleep when he dictated his blog. :rolleyes:

Lee
10-18-2006, 02:02 AM
i can't find his blog on the atp site! am i blind, or is there something wrong?

i think they're interesting if they're funny, like dima's! marat's was pretty funny too

It's in blog's usual place but here's the link http://www.atptennis.com/1/en/blog/current_nalbandian.asp

artlinkletter
10-18-2006, 02:04 AM
Sounds like he's half asleep when he dictated his blog. :rolleyes:

Aw, be nice. It was 1:30 in the morning. I thought it was okay. I wasn't expecting much from Nalbandian to be honest and thus, was not disappointed. Hopefully it picks up though.

Metis
10-18-2006, 02:05 AM
I don't know if it's him keeping me waiting for too long. I found the post oddly funny! Especially with the the "!" at the end of each sentence!
Maybe that was the typist being overzealous. :D
wow...that was...like most other blogs. He didn't even try. He must have really wanted that nap in teh car, even though he slept in late. Lazy bum, if he talks in his sleep, we should get that too.
:lol:
David in his sleep: "Hey, where do you think you're going with that steak?" or "Bite the dust Schumacher, I am the Master now!"

hanabishi
10-18-2006, 02:05 AM
I'm hoping Nalby will improve on his blogs during the week. I didn't find his first entry that interesting (but then again, most 1st entries are like that).

Johnny Groove
10-18-2006, 02:09 AM
i noticed how most was about food and little about tennis :o

RickDaStick
10-18-2006, 02:12 AM
i noticed how most was about food and little about tennis :o


Yea when i saw a post above say it was about what he ate i was expecting to see the longest blog to date.

Argenbrit
10-18-2006, 02:16 AM
I will stay in touch with friends with email but I always speak to my mother and father on the phone.

But...didn't his father die a couple of years ago? :confused:

CmonAussie
10-18-2006, 02:16 AM
These ATP blogs are getting boring, always the same stuff. Some guys talking about what they ate everyday, others how they get a massege everyday. WE DONT CARE. tell us something interesting.
:wavey:
Ljubicic mate:cool: ~~ that`s just the point:eek: ...tennis players lives aren`t that interesting on a day-to-day basis:p !! Also I think it`s good that they show us the truth>> basically to be a professional sportsman is a job & they have to work hard at it! What do you want to read~~ that Federer & Nadal are having sex orgies with Safin & Hewitt:devil: !!

Seriously the most glamorous part of a tennis players life is winning tournaments & maybe meeting up with the groupie girls afterwards:angel: ... Unless your Federer then you`re not experiencing the glamorous side of winning tournaments that often... ok ok Nadal`s doing alright too. Most players are lucky to win 5-6 tournaments in a career & those are the highpoints. If you`re Philippoussis you can waste your talent & just focus on the groupies:sad:

The most interesting blog I`ve read so far was Roger`s from Tokyo~ simply because he does get a few more opportunites that the other players don`t & he`s a fairly straight talking frank man:cool: .. Of course Safin`s blog was quite funny~~ though not as funny as I imagined>> maybe he was trying too hard to live up to his image of being charismatic;)

simpletennis
10-18-2006, 02:19 AM
It's in blog's usual place but here's the link http://www.atptennis.com/1/en/blog/current_nalbandian.asp

thank yooo!!!

RickDaStick
10-18-2006, 02:19 AM
But...didn't his father die a couple of years ago? :confused:


now that's a head scratcher there.

cmurray
10-18-2006, 02:20 AM
Federer's having a sex orgy with Rafa AND Marat????? Damn - he's like the Visa card - everywhere you need to be.

Johnny Groove
10-18-2006, 02:21 AM
They should have made Dave do a blog when hes NOT at a tournament. That would be interesting

CmonAussie
10-18-2006, 02:26 AM
Federer's having a sex orgy with Rafa AND Marat????? Damn - he's like the Visa card - everywhere you need to be.
;)
Actually to tell you the truth Federer only uses AMERICAN EXPRESS->> that way he can ride Andy Roddick`s thunderbolt [serves:confused: ] every time meet... Especially useful at GS Finals:p

hanabishi
10-18-2006, 02:29 AM
The entry was alright, but I prefer Federbear's latest entry:

http://www.atptennis.com/1/en/blog/federbear.asp

:haha::haha::haha:

oh gosh the federbears! I've completely forgotten about those.

CmonAussie
10-18-2006, 02:32 AM
The entry was alright, but I prefer Federbear's latest entry:

http://www.atptennis.com/1/en/blog/federbear.asp

:haha::haha::haha:
:wavey:
I wonder what Federbear gets up to at night:devil: ~~ wouldn`t be surprised if there`s a touch of Safin in him>>> surely somebody took some snapshots when he was last seen in the red light districts:confused:

artlinkletter
10-18-2006, 02:33 AM
The entry was alright, but I prefer Federbear's latest entry:

http://www.atptennis.com/1/en/blog/federbear.asp

:haha::haha::haha:

I hope I don't sound like a complete loser in saying that I actually find this funny and cute! :o The first picture on the right kills me.

alfonsojose
10-18-2006, 02:36 AM
I always speak to my mother and father on the phone.
David's father is dead. :smash: Or he has a medium :tape: or he barely was part of this :rolleyes:

shame on the ATP :yawn:

hanabishi
10-18-2006, 02:39 AM
David's father is dead. :smash: Or he has a medium :tape: or he barely was part of this :rolleyes:

shame on the ATP :yawn:


Maybe he was referring to a stepfather?

MarieS
10-18-2006, 02:42 AM
The entry was alright, but I prefer Federbear's latest entry:

http://www.atptennis.com/1/en/blog/federbear.asp

:haha::haha::haha:

:spit: aw, cute!

Metis
10-18-2006, 02:43 AM
:wavey:
I wonder what Federbear gets up to at night:devil: ~~ wouldn`t be surprised if there`s a touch of Safin in him>>> surely somebody took some snapshots when he was last seen in the red light districts:confused:
I heard he was seen partying last night with Sweetiepaws:

http://www2.odn.ne.jp/~ccl85740/promotion/sweetiepawsbear.jpg

Varya
10-18-2006, 02:46 AM
ooh:speakles:...Only I understand from Nalby's first entry is MAM-HORICS:rolleyes: :rolls:
Wake Up and Comon... Uncle fatty David...:zzz:

alfonsojose
10-18-2006, 02:48 AM
The entry was alright, but I prefer Federbear's latest entry:

http://www.atptennis.com/1/en/blog/federbear.asp

:haha::haha::haha:

Somebody should have dropped the f*cking bear from the top of the Sears Tower :tape:

zicofirol
10-18-2006, 03:09 AM
David's father is dead. :smash: Or he has a medium :tape: or he barely was part of this :rolleyes:

shame on the ATP :yawn:

I thought the same thing, he might of said "i talked to my parents" and the blogger wrote mother and father

Nalbandian!!!
10-18-2006, 05:08 AM
He's probably arranged not to write an entry tonight, because his first match is tommorrow.
This would indicate that he's giving it up as soon as he loses.

King David won so STFU !

Vamos David !

and nice blog !

PD to argenbrit : David's father died 2 years ago, he said he always calls his fathers , because he always did in the past and now he calls her mother.

rmb6687
10-18-2006, 05:19 AM
King David won so STFU !

Vamos David !

and nice blog !

PD to argenbrit : David's father died 2 years ago, he said he always calls his fathers , because he always did in the past and now he calls her mother.

:confused:

margaret_gn
10-18-2006, 07:05 AM
feder-bear is just too cute!

i also hope David's blog gets more interesting in the week...

landoud
10-18-2006, 07:12 AM
I enjoyed reading it but it seemed a little like a player schedule, IMO
it won't be fair at all to compare it to any other blog...

~EMiLiTA~
10-18-2006, 08:10 AM
i was also confused about the father bit cos i remember when his dad died 2 years ago.

i guess he just meant that when his father was alive, he used to phone him

bland blog but hopefully it will get better

Fed-Express
10-18-2006, 08:26 AM
Was it just me or...


....When I get back I’ll get something to eat ...
... too late to have breakfast....
...so I decided to have lunch ...



If the blog wasn't ridiculously short one wouldn't have noticed.

breakingthehabit
10-18-2006, 08:41 AM
it sounded like he was rushing while dictating. so he was just mentioning his schedule.
Fed-Express LMAO. I soo did not notice it. but yeah, the guy mentions nourishment several times

Action Jackson
10-18-2006, 08:43 AM
This blog is better than Tursunov's.

CooCooCachoo
10-18-2006, 09:29 AM
The Federbear is so cute :awww:

Norrage
10-18-2006, 11:38 AM
Feels like the worst blog of the year. Hope he improves tomorrow, cause this was just summing up some stuff he did :/

bad gambler
10-18-2006, 12:58 PM
Feels like going through the motions when reading it

joyk
10-18-2006, 04:22 PM
This blog is as bad as the rest,the only good one was Dima`s.Stop pickin on David for mentioning food,they all do that(some gave details).

suus21
10-18-2006, 05:20 PM
Fat Nalbi writes very boring

tennisgal_001
10-18-2006, 06:36 PM
This blog is better than Tursunov's.

The Feder-bear or David's?:rolleyes:

disturb3d
10-18-2006, 06:46 PM
The 'father' note was taken out of the entry.
Translator was too general to pick up what the situation was.

RogiFan88
10-18-2006, 07:19 PM
I prefer his Spanish blog

MUTUA MADRILENA MASTERS
Madrid, España
Octubre 18, 2006
Blog: Nalbandian desde Madrid (día 1)

© Getty Images
Es la 1.30 de la mañana y estoy aquí, dictando mi primer blog. Voy en el auto de regreso al hotel después de ganar mi primer partido contra Julien Benneteau. Estuve 2-5 abajo en el tercer set, pero gané 7-5. Era muy importante ganar para tratar de clasificar a la Tennis Masters Cup.

Estaré un rato despierto antes de dormirme. Cuando regrese, tendré que comer algo y tomar un masaje. Lo bueno es que podré dormir hasta tarde por la mañana. Tengo un doble que jugar.

Cuando jugaste tarde hoy, te despiertas tarde para el desayuno. Estoy en la pieza y paso un poco de tiempo frente al computador, chequeando algunos mails. Estoy en contacto con mis amigos por mail, porque con mi madre siempre hablo por teléfono. Mi madre no revisa los mails. Normalmente hablo con ella cada dos o tres días y la llamaré más tarde. El domingo fue el Día de la Madre en Argentina y la llamé para saludarla. No le mandé flores, así que tendrá que esperar hasta que regrese. Pero ella tiene muchos familiares que fueron a visitarla.

Está lloviendo muy fuerte y el tráfico es terrible, así que decidí comer en el hotel cerca de la 1.30. Volveré a la pieza a las 3.00 ó 3.30 para arreglar mis cosas. Mi bolso tiene mucha ropa. Tomaré un auto temprano, porque el conductor me dice que tomas dos horas en llegar y que hay que salir temprano. Al final son como 50 a 55 minutos de viaje.

Cuando llegué, el primer jugador que me encontré fue Calleri, quien justo se estaba yendo. Le dije que había intentado alcanzarlo la noche anterior, pero no me respondió. Deseaba ver unas películas en su cuarto, pero él no me llamó de vuelta. Me dijo que no había recordado mi número. Calleri tiene una memoria terrible.

Por eso, la próxima vez tendré que usar el servicio que provee el torneo. Puedes elegir DVDs por las noches y los devolvemos al día siguiente. Es muy tarde para ver uno. Quizás mañana elija uno para verlo en el auto, en el largo viaje al club.

Hablaremos mañana después del dobles.

Gracias por leerme

David

http://www.atptennis.com/es/newsandscores/news/2006/madrid_blog1.asp

chicky841
10-18-2006, 09:16 PM
Meh Davids blog just didnt do it for me. No personality :( And its not like David has no personality. Ive seen him on Tenis Pro :D Thats why I like him so much...so hopefully his next entry(s) will be better.

The Feder-Bear one is too cute. I'm contemplating buying one :lol:

Edit: 4got to add that I liked the bit with Calleri. :lol: Cnt believe he 4got David's #.

bluesky_rachel
10-18-2006, 09:33 PM
:lol:

I think someone on atp should give David some tips to make his blog more interesting.

Anyway,good luck next round,David!!!

Johnny Groove
10-18-2006, 09:36 PM
give the guy a break lol. he wrote it at 1:30 in the morning :lol:

marti_228
10-19-2006, 03:02 AM
I prefer his Spanish blog

MUTUA MADRILENA MASTERS
Madrid, España
Octubre 18, 2006
Blog: Nalbandian desde Madrid (día 1)

© Getty Images
Es la 1.30 de la mañana y estoy aquí, dictando mi primer blog. Voy en el auto de regreso al hotel después de ganar mi primer partido contra Julien Benneteau. Estuve 2-5 abajo en el tercer set, pero gané 7-5. Era muy importante ganar para tratar de clasificar a la Tennis Masters Cup.

Estaré un rato despierto antes de dormirme. Cuando regrese, tendré que comer algo y tomar un masaje. Lo bueno es que podré dormir hasta tarde por la mañana. Tengo un doble que jugar.

Cuando jugaste tarde hoy, te despiertas tarde para el desayuno. Estoy en la pieza y paso un poco de tiempo frente al computador, chequeando algunos mails. Estoy en contacto con mis amigos por mail, porque con mi madre siempre hablo por teléfono. Mi madre no revisa los mails. Normalmente hablo con ella cada dos o tres días y la llamaré más tarde. El domingo fue el Día de la Madre en Argentina y la llamé para saludarla. No le mandé flores, así que tendrá que esperar hasta que regrese. Pero ella tiene muchos familiares que fueron a visitarla.

Está lloviendo muy fuerte y el tráfico es terrible, así que decidí comer en el hotel cerca de la 1.30. Volveré a la pieza a las 3.00 ó 3.30 para arreglar mis cosas. Mi bolso tiene mucha ropa. Tomaré un auto temprano, porque el conductor me dice que tomas dos horas en llegar y que hay que salir temprano. Al final son como 50 a 55 minutos de viaje.

Cuando llegué, el primer jugador que me encontré fue Calleri, quien justo se estaba yendo. Le dije que había intentado alcanzarlo la noche anterior, pero no me respondió. Deseaba ver unas películas en su cuarto, pero él no me llamó de vuelta. Me dijo que no había recordado mi número. Calleri tiene una memoria terrible.

Por eso, la próxima vez tendré que usar el servicio que provee el torneo. Puedes elegir DVDs por las noches y los devolvemos al día siguiente. Es muy tarde para ver uno. Quizás mañana elija uno para verlo en el auto, en el largo viaje al club.

Hablaremos mañana después del dobles.

Gracias por leerme

David

http://www.atptennis.com/es/newsandscores/news/2006/madrid_blog1.asp


From the way it is written in Spanish it looks as if they have translated from English, I mean, the "gracias por leerme" doesn't sound to good.
I'm going to defend poor David. His blog is as boring as others and you all make fun of him because he's a bit chubby and lazy.:angel:

Hendu
10-19-2006, 03:10 AM
From the way it is written in Spanish it seems as if they have translated from English, I mean, the "gracias por leerme" doesn't sound to good.
I'm going to defend poor David. His blog is as boring as others and you all make fun of him because he's a bit chubby and lazy.:angel:

Yes, he didn't write/dictate that in spanish. And if he did, then this is the translation of the translation.

Too many "non argentine" words.

MarieS
10-19-2006, 03:30 AM
The Spanish version just sounds better :shrug:. :lol:

RogiFan88
10-19-2006, 02:35 PM
I haven't even read David's blog yet... :lol:

Brego
10-19-2006, 04:09 PM
I haven't even read David's blog yet... :lol:

It won't take you long as there is only one entry. :rolleyes:

allblue
10-19-2006, 04:16 PM
1 blog in 4 days.

Must be quite a challenge for him :)

Clara Bow
10-19-2006, 04:17 PM
1 blog in 4 days.

Must be quite a challenge for him :)

Somehow- this suits David. Seems to fit his tennis philosophy: why do a real effort when you can be half-assed about it?

Brego
10-19-2006, 04:20 PM
Somehow- this suits David. Seems to fit his tennis philosphy: why do a real effort when you can be half-assed about it?

I admire David for sticking to his own tennis principles but I'd like to read more about his experiences in Madrid!

Well he won today so that should inspire him to write. :)

allblue
10-19-2006, 04:22 PM
Somehow- this suits David. Seems to fit his tennis philosphy: why do a real effort when you can be half-assed about it?

Yep. That's our David. :worship:

He probably has never wrote a blog in his life, and felt he has already done a great deed. :D

Brego
10-19-2006, 04:25 PM
He probably has never wrote a blog in his life, and felt he has already done a great deed. :D

:lol: :lol: :lol:

Clara Bow
10-19-2006, 04:27 PM
Yep. That's our David. :worship:

He probably has never wrote a blog in his life, and felt he has already done a great deed. :D

:lol: I could see him thinking he's doing a great job.

It would be very fitting if his blog today was along the lines of.

"I was able to have a nice lunch today. Then I played Henman in a very tough match. Then.....screw this- time to watch rally cars."

NyGeL
10-19-2006, 04:44 PM
lol, David is a lazy fat ass, this doesn't surprise me.

I still support him anyway :p

allblue
10-19-2006, 07:09 PM
2nd entry up.:D

Is he lazy or am I asking too much??? sigh... :)

Saumon
10-19-2006, 07:15 PM
It's all about eating, eating and eating. :tape: :haha:

scoobs
10-19-2006, 07:16 PM
Yeah he's not exactly setting the world alight with these reminiscenses, is he.

The best I can say about them so far is that it's short, so he don't waste a lot of my time :)

allblue
10-19-2006, 07:16 PM
It's all about eating, eating and eating. :tape: :haha:


Did you notice he said before a match he needs breakfast AND a snack?

DAVID!!!!!!! YOU EAT TOO MUCH!!!!! HAHAHAHAHAH!!!!!

That just made him all the more adorable now :cool:

jazz_girl
10-19-2006, 07:21 PM
I know I don't like when people insists on saying all he talks about is food, but in this second entry...that's all he does :lol:

cmurray
10-19-2006, 07:22 PM
worst. blog. ever. yawn.

Norrage
10-19-2006, 07:25 PM
Maybe they should make Hewitt come over, he might have something to talk about then :D

RogiFan88
10-19-2006, 07:37 PM
It won't take you long as there is only one entry. :rolleyes:

good, then I'll have time to read it in the "off-season", right?! :p

Metis
10-19-2006, 07:38 PM
worst. blog. ever. yawn.

Yes.Totally useless. Not even long enough to put you to sleep. :D

chicky841
10-19-2006, 07:52 PM
I agree, I love you to death David but this blog sucks. Is he the first blogger to miss a day of blogging? Im not really sure why the ATP chose him :help: They should of had Bjorkman blogging this week instead.

Altho not to be all negative...the picture of David is adorable!! :D

Metis
10-19-2006, 07:56 PM
Perhaps a skewer of freshly grilled pancetta-wrapped scallops will cause David to wax poetic in his next blog entry; otherwise, it's been a total :yawn: so far.

Mmmmm... that sounds delicious :lick:
Damn, I'm on a diet! :mad:

bluesky_rachel
10-19-2006, 07:57 PM
:rolls:

David,you are too cute.Maybe eating helped him to pull out and advance.Eat more,David!:p

allblue
10-19-2006, 08:01 PM
I agree, I love you to death David but this blog sucks. Is he the first blogger to miss a day of blogging? Im not really sure why the ATP chose him :help: They should of had Bjorkman blogging this week instead.

Altho not to be all negative...the picture of David is adorable!! :D

I think ATP chose Nalbo to cool down the Roger/Marat blog franzy so they don't run out of bandwidth this month.

Saumon
10-19-2006, 08:08 PM
I think ATP chose Nalbo to cool down the Roger/Marat blog franzy so they don't run out of bandwidth this month.

:rolls: :rolls: :rolls:

Billabong
10-19-2006, 08:11 PM
:zzz:

Lee
10-19-2006, 08:12 PM
:zzz:

That's another thing Nalby loves to do too, I guess. ;)

scoobs
10-19-2006, 08:16 PM
I miss Captain Wasabi :(

MarieS
10-19-2006, 08:34 PM
wow. I take back anything bad I have ever said about anyone's blog. This is by far the worst EVER. :yawn: :yawn: :yawn:

That tennis kid
10-19-2006, 08:34 PM
Today's entry:

Firstly, sorry for not posting a blog on Wednesday – in the morning I went to do some shopping with Carlos Costa and later on I lost my doubles with my compatriot Sebastian Prieto against Paul Hanley and Kevin Ullyett.

I came to the club in the afternoon today, as my match was the fourth on court. I did my usual things such as eat breakfast, warm up and then a snack before the match. But I ended up rushing because the Joachim Johansson match against Fernando Gonzalez got cancelled.

Johansson pulled out with pharyngitis, so I was caught off guard. I found this out when I was warming up for the match. I hadn't eaten at that time, therefore I had to rush to eat something quickly and then take to the court.

This didn’t seem to affect me because I still won the first set in my match against Tim Henman. Once again I was down a break in the third set (5-4) and was able to pull out and advance. In my first round match, I was down 5-2 in the third set to Julien Benneteau and was also able to pull that match back too.

Right now I am hoping to get back to the hotel and have a massage and get something to eat. It is a shame that we are in Madrid and it has been raining for the past three days.

The hotel we are staying is a bit crazy. The rooms on my floor are all white, while I don't really have a problem with that I have been told that some rooms are all black and this could be a problem in waking up.

Thanks for reading.

David

Seems to be a running theme...

mir
10-19-2006, 09:14 PM
Wow it's very hard to write this boring :yawn:

cmurray
10-19-2006, 09:22 PM
Wow it's very hard to write this boring :yawn:

Obviously, he has a gift.

Johnny Groove
10-19-2006, 09:34 PM
just write it in Spanish, David.

scoobs
10-19-2006, 09:36 PM
He should write about calling Henman scum - that would have at least been interesting - more so than how many pies he ate today.

LoveFifteen
10-19-2006, 10:05 PM
Good Lord, I think David's blog is even worse than his attitude! :o

rmb6687
10-19-2006, 11:08 PM
I think ATP chose Nalbo to cool down the Roger/Marat blog franzy so they don't run out of bandwidth this month.

:lol: good one. wow....this isn't like all the other atp blogs...even hrbaty's was funny (sometimes) and interesting (sometimes). This one is a big fat NO on both counts.

Horatio Caine
10-19-2006, 11:19 PM
Wow...I'm not normally one to discredit someone's work...but this blog is a piece of shit :eek: I guess that is mostly because of the blatant lack of effort in it...no-one needs to write a long entry, but a bit of thought goes a long way. :rolleyes:

Malisse's effort was better...and he wrote the odd entry or two when he had nothing better to do :lol:

Horatio Caine
10-19-2006, 11:20 PM
I'm very curious about this. I hope he's more talkative than in his interviews... :lol:

:haha: Seems not...

soraya
10-19-2006, 11:30 PM
I did not want to believe reading some of the comments about Nalby and his relationship with food. He just confirmed that he is a glutton, cannot take his mind off from food!!!

DDrago2
10-19-2006, 11:34 PM
I like that he wrote about his matches somewhat and not trying to be funny too hard

As for eating - well, now we now how he did it. It wasn't beer

allblue
10-20-2006, 12:27 AM
I like that he wrote about his matches somewhat and not trying to be funny too hard

As for eating - well, now we now how he did it. It wasn't beer


Me too. I think that's just who he is. Not too much thoughts about life or other people or whatnot, just going about his business, munching his days away~~

chicky841
10-20-2006, 12:32 AM
Me too. I think that's just who he is. Not too much thoughts about life or other people or whatnot, just going about his business, munching his days away~~

:lol: munching his days away...

Its just kind of disappointing, I mean ive seen him on tenis pro and hes far from boring! Great personality...I guess it just doesnt translate :(

Corey Feldman
10-20-2006, 12:39 AM
what a total waste of a blog week to give it to this surly fat tosser.

get back to cordoba and watch some rally cars you stupid muppet.

alfonsojose
10-20-2006, 12:45 AM
:yawn: talk about food at least

~EMiLiTA~
10-20-2006, 04:01 AM
wow...he's really enthusiastic about doing this blog isn't he

atheneglaukopis
10-20-2006, 04:07 AM
I think ATP chose Nalbo to cool down the Roger/Marat blog franzy so they don't run out of bandwidth this month.

Wow it's very hard to write this boring :yawn:
Obviously, he has a gift.

He should write about calling Henman scum - that would have at least been interesting - more so than how many pies he ate today.

Me too. I think that's just who he is. Not too much thoughts about life or other people or whatnot, just going about his business, munching his days away~~

Where the players fail to provide entertainment, MTF steps up to the plate.

A great big :haha: to all quoted and more.

Sakura 0101
10-20-2006, 04:08 AM
wow...he's really enthusiastic about doing this blog isn't he

:lol:

He is the great bloger as same as Dima. :yeah:
I like his way.:worship:

MisterQ
10-20-2006, 04:09 AM
I've been having trouble sleeping, so thanks for the blog link! :yeah: ;)

kalle
10-20-2006, 08:06 AM
New title: Nalbandian blogs from the foodtable.

breakingthehabit
10-20-2006, 09:26 AM
hv u ever thought that maybe David knows that ppl have been commenting about his beer-gut for so long and then intentionally mentions food many times as sarcasm (...........maybe i'm just trying to justify his poorly done blog)

allblue
10-20-2006, 11:24 AM
hv u ever thought that maybe David knows that ppl have been commenting about his beer-gut for so long and then intentionally mentions food many times as sarcasm (...........maybe i'm just trying to justify his poorly done blog)

A very comforting thought. If that's the case, then Nalbo rules!!!!

Fergie
10-20-2006, 11:36 AM
I've been having trouble sleeping, so thanks for the blog link! :yeah: ;)

Yeah, me too! :lol:

yomike
10-20-2006, 12:04 PM
worst. blog. ever. yawn.

at least he is actually the ONE writing it.

hitchhiker
10-20-2006, 03:28 PM
at least give us some recipes david to make this thing worth reading

LocoPorElTenis
10-20-2006, 03:33 PM
at least give us some recipes david to make this thing worth reading

:lol:

atheneglaukopis
10-20-2006, 03:41 PM
at least he is actually the ONE writing it.He said he was dictating his too...not that it matters.

tangerine_dream
10-20-2006, 03:41 PM
I've been having trouble sleeping, so thanks for the blog link! :yeah: ;)
:haha:

edit

Okay, I just went back and read the rest of the thread and I've decided that I don't need to read David's blog anymore, just reading everyone's comments about David's blog is entertaining enough for me. :lol:

hitchhiker
10-20-2006, 03:56 PM
http://img109.imageshack.us/img109/4453/cookpg4.jpg

margaret_gn
10-21-2006, 11:38 AM
ok it's saturday, he's in the semis, and he's only had 2 entries!!!

Horatio Caine
10-21-2006, 12:27 PM
Not sure what is more :retard: ...the thought processes going into the blog (or lack of them)...or the player himself :shrug:

Ideas?

Exodus
10-21-2006, 12:28 PM
his blog sucks big time

ufokart
10-21-2006, 12:29 PM
:haha: He's a lazy bastard. What else is new? :lol:

Horatio Caine
10-21-2006, 12:30 PM
I mean seriously...I did a blog during the Nottingham Open and I doubt it was as bad as his...and mine was based purely on the tennis and things going on at the site...I didn't even have time to go out and have fun elsewhere during that week :lol:

His lack of imagination and effort just astounds me

Horatio Caine
10-21-2006, 12:36 PM
Having just been thrashed by Roger...I'd die if Bandy puts in his blog that he was bagelled or given a donut :tape:

...that is if he ever gets down to saying anything else :shrug: :rolleyes:

tennisgal_001
10-21-2006, 12:49 PM
I think he forgot he has a blog to write... a Masters Series event... he's a top-5 player in the SEMIS and only 2 entries!!!

buddyholly
10-21-2006, 01:04 PM
There probably won't be another blog from him. I hope the coffee table book is not in press yet. How could the book be complete without those two literary gems from Nalby?

Horatio Caine
10-21-2006, 01:22 PM
:lol:

Mechlan
10-21-2006, 06:48 PM
This is embarassing. Does he really care so litle for the fans or is he just that lazy? I like David but the lack of effort is just appalling.

The good news is he has to write a final entry and I'm looking forward to seeing if he says anything about getting bitch slapped by Roger. :o

Naranoc
10-21-2006, 06:51 PM
The good news is he has to write a final entry

Or he might just refuse to. After all, he was supposed to write an entry every day... :unsure:

tennisgal_001
10-21-2006, 09:08 PM
Or he might just refuse to. After all, he was supposed to write an entry every day...

It's 11 pm in Madrid and no final entry... hmmm...

*Viva Chile*
10-21-2006, 09:18 PM
this is become the worst blog at the moment, not for what he writes, but his lazyness (only 2 posts in the whole week) :rolleyes: :yawn: :zzz:

jayjay
10-21-2006, 09:29 PM
This is embarassing. Does he really care so litle for the fans or is he just that lazy? I like David but the lack of effort is just appalling.


Even though this thread has had it's moments, I think overall the reaction has been a bit OTT. So Nalbandian doesn't write (or dictate :) ) a particularly interesting blog, and can't really be bothered to do so.

Does it really matter? The ATP now know not to ask him again.

I don't see it as him caring little for the fans because I don't particularly judge players attitudes towards fans on what is or is not written in the ATP blogs. (I should clarify that by saying I don't really care at all what players attitude to fans are anyway, good or bad)

Naranoc
10-21-2006, 09:47 PM
It's 11 pm in Madrid and no final entry... hmmm...

Oh dear :lol:

musefanatic
10-21-2006, 10:08 PM
this is become the worst blog at the moment, not for what he writes, but his lazyness (only 2 posts in the whole week) :rolleyes: :yawn: :zzz:

I agree, he has to be the worst blogger so far! What a lazt sod, he's probably eating or something, although he should be able to do that at the same time :lol:

disturb3d
10-21-2006, 10:21 PM
David is prolly the ladies man of the atp. And I'm no genius, but Spain seems to have decent lookin women.
The blog will be a success if it has 2 entries.Success!

tripb19
10-21-2006, 10:29 PM
If you royally f**k up a job, your employer will never ask you to do it again.

Voila David, and his hate of blog writing.

chicky841
10-21-2006, 11:31 PM
:haha: I honestly just have to laugh at this pathetic excuse for a blog.

Only 2 entries and they were horrible. :lol:

LoveFifteen
10-21-2006, 11:37 PM
God, what a pathetic, embarrassing blog! I am a fan of David's, and this actually makes me support him a bit less. What a lazy guy!

Federer and Tursunov had amazing blogs that made me like them even more. :hearts:

Mechlan
10-21-2006, 11:53 PM
Even though this thread has had it's moments, I think overall the reaction has been a bit OTT. So Nalbandian doesn't write (or dictate :) ) a particularly interesting blog, and can't really be bothered to do so.

Does it really matter? The ATP now know not to ask him again.

I don't see it as him caring little for the fans because I don't particularly judge players attitudes towards fans on what is or is not written in the ATP blogs. (I should clarify that by saying I don't really care at all what players attitude to fans are anyway, good or bad)

I don't mind the quality of the blog, just the quantity. It's something the ATP Tour is doing to try to promote the sport, generate interest in fans, etc. Based on the blogs I've read, it's not like tennis players live ridiculously busy lives with barely enough time to fit everything into the day. So it just kind of reflects badly upon him that he doesn't care enough to do it.

uNIVERSE mAN
10-22-2006, 12:45 AM
you're comparing federer, tursunov etc. with this piece of crap excuse for a tennis player?

allblue
10-22-2006, 02:05 AM
Look at it this way. Nalbo, being who he is, probably feels that he was already showing his friendliness towards his fans by writing these 2 blog entries. This guy probably has absolutely NOTHING to say to the public because he is just not the rambling type of guy. What's more, I bet he has never and will never write a blog in his life, so what?

Why does not wanting to write to us EVERYDAY reflect bad on him, if he has already gone out of his way, however pathetic the attempt was, to write in the first place?

I'm perhaps more disappointed than a lot of people here about Nalby's least accomplished blog in ATP blogging history, but I didn't like Nalby for his literary skills nor his commitment towards making his fans happy, so there.

Tennis Fool
10-22-2006, 02:30 AM
The only really, really bad thing about not writing his blog is that he is setting a precedent. What if other players now know they can half-ass?

At least he posed for a nice picture in Entry 2.

hammett
10-22-2006, 02:48 AM
Federer and Tursunov had amazing blogs that made me like them even more. :hearts:


Federer and Tursunov speak English very well and wrote it themselves. David didn't and the very first entry someone fucked it up with the translation saying Dave had spoken to his father. His father died 2 years ago. Perhaps Nalbandian was pissed off and realized this wasn't the best idea. Hell, even the Spanish version seemed to be the translation of the translation of what David dictated with words we never really use and generally laugh :lol: whenever we hear them.

jayjay
10-22-2006, 03:01 AM
I don't mind the quality of the blog, just the quantity. It's something the ATP Tour is doing to try to promote the sport, generate interest in fans, etc. Based on the blogs I've read, it's not like tennis players live ridiculously busy lives with barely enough time to fit everything into the day. So it just kind of reflects badly upon him that he doesn't care enough to do it.

I don't disagree with your general sentiment, but if it's ATP blogs that are drawing fans to tennis and not the actual tennis itself then I'm not too interested whether those people follow the sport or not (although I can understand why ATP want them).

And I don't disagree that he probably had time to write/dictate more than 2 entries. As I said previously, I think all the banter and joking aside, we don't really know what may have happened. It's possible David was not too happy about the reference to his father, and likewise it's possible that David just could not be bothered and did not want to really do it in the first place.

We'll agree to disagree, but for me it doesn't change what my opinion of him was, good or bad. I don't see how reading or not as the case may be a blog should change too much the perception of a player as a person, a few of them may make you laugh and be very informative, others may be very bland and generic. Ultimately though, I don't think these guys are thinking that they are going to judged so harshly based on what their blog is like.

Nalbandian doesn't sound remotely interesting just going by his blog, but those who have followed his career a little more closely will be aware he surely has alot of stuff he could talk about (like his love for rally cars etc, which I don't care about myself).

We know that when it comes to throwing out some insults, singing and having to break to stay in matches - El Rey is first class, and that is what matters most. :lol:

And eating of course. :)

Action Jackson
10-22-2006, 07:22 AM
I don't disagree with your general sentiment, but if it's ATP blogs that are drawing fans to tennis and not the actual tennis itself then I'm not too interested whether those people follow the sport or not (although I can understand why ATP want them).

And I don't disagree that he probably had time to write/dictate more than 2 entries. As I said previously, I think all the banter and joking aside, we don't really know what may have happened. It's possible David was not too happy about the reference to his father, and likewise it's possible that David just could not be bothered and did not want to really do it in the first place.

We'll agree to disagree, but for me it doesn't change what my opinion of him was, good or bad. I don't see how reading or not as the case may be a blog should change too much the perception of a player as a person, a few of them may make you laugh and be very informative, others may be very bland and generic. Ultimately though, I don't think these guys are thinking that they are going to judged so harshly based on what their blog is like.

Nalbandian doesn't sound remotely interesting just going by his blog, but those who have followed his career a little more closely will be aware he surely has alot of stuff he could talk about (like his love for rally cars etc, which I don't care about myself).

We know that when it comes to throwing out some insults, singing and having to break to stay in matches - El Rey is first class, and that is what matters most. :lol:

And eating of course. :)

Well said.

chicky841
10-22-2006, 11:51 PM
I don't disagree with your general sentiment, but if it's ATP blogs that are drawing fans to tennis and not the actual tennis itself then I'm not too interested whether those people follow the sport or not (although I can understand why ATP want them).

And I don't disagree that he probably had time to write/dictate more than 2 entries. As I said previously, I think all the banter and joking aside, we don't really know what may have happened. It's possible David was not too happy about the reference to his father, and likewise it's possible that David just could not be bothered and did not want to really do it in the first place.

We'll agree to disagree, but for me it doesn't change what my opinion of him was, good or bad. I don't see how reading or not as the case may be a blog should change too much the perception of a player as a person, a few of them may make you laugh and be very informative, others may be very bland and generic. Ultimately though, I don't think these guys are thinking that they are going to judged so harshly based on what their blog is like.

Nalbandian doesn't sound remotely interesting just going by his blog, but those who have followed his career a little more closely will be aware he surely has alot of stuff he could talk about (like his love for rally cars etc, which I don't care about myself).

We know that when it comes to throwing out some insults, singing and having to break to stay in matches - El Rey is first class, and that is what matters most. :lol:

And eating of course. :)

:lol:

+alonso
10-23-2006, 12:47 AM
Yeah, so what? :p He does not care about it, If you follow him and you're one of his fan, you'll be one for a long time no matter what shit he writes :p

It does not means I have to like Tursunov just 'cause He writes funny stuff :lol: I actually do not care about him.

He had to do one 'cause ATP asked him to do it, and I barely think ATP said to him it had to be a good blog. :shrug:

I usually do not read blogs. Some players have not too much to talk about! :shrug:

Metis
10-23-2006, 02:34 AM
David probably borrowed too many movies from the ATP library and didn't have time to dictate blog entries even in the car on the way back to his hotel. :lol:

SwissMister1
10-23-2006, 03:24 AM
Too bad he didn't write the blog from the players mini car race they had the week before. He could have wrote for days on the subject. I don't think I've ever seen him happier than after he won.

Mechlan
10-23-2006, 06:16 AM
The good news is he has to write a final entry...

I guess I stand corrected. :p

And jayjay, I understand your point about not using a blog to judge someone. It just sort of rubs me the wrong way that he didn't put in more of an effort to do something entirely within his power for the fans. As you said, there could be something behind it that we just don't know about, so I'll give him the benefit of the doubt and we can move on.

shotgun
10-25-2006, 07:32 PM
Nice effort there David :haha:

When I read he was blogging I imagined it would be like that.

shotgun
10-25-2006, 07:32 PM
1st entry: Today i ate 2 triple cheeseburgers with 2 orders of french fries then topped it off with some meat lovers pizza. that is all today as it is time for dinner, see you all tomorrow.

That was pretty funny actually. :lol:

shotgun
10-25-2006, 07:35 PM
You konw who's blog I'd like to see? Coria's. Now THERE'S an interesting guy.

I think he would try very hard to be politically correct (as he does in his interviews), so it wouldn't be very interesting.

*M*
10-25-2006, 10:32 PM
Boy, talk about killing off an idea. The ATP must still be reeling -- not only is no one blogging this week, but they don't even have him listed as a past blogger. His blog's still there, but they removed all the links to get to it. :lol:

He should have just posted a lot of goofy pictures of himself to show how he spends his time. Not everyone is meant to be a writer.

smucav
11-15-2006, 01:59 PM
http://www.tennis.com/features/general/features.aspx?id=53248
6. David, did you make it that traumatic? Apparently. After David Nalbandian’s Madrid blog for the ATP abruptly ended after two cursory entries, there hasn’t been another player blog on the website since.