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David out of Bercy

Sakura 0101
10-28-2006, 12:41 AM
Argentine David Nalbandian has pulled out of next week's Paris Masters with gastroenteritis, organisers said on Saturday.

:( :sad: :o

Sakura 0101
10-28-2006, 12:46 AM
[1]FEDERER, Roger SUI vs BYE
JOHANSSON, Thomas SWE vs Q
SIMON, Gilles FRA vs Q
BYE vs [14]NIEMINEN, Jarkko FIN

[12]DJOKOVIC, Novak SRB vs BYE
SODERLING, Robin SWE vs MATHIEU, Paul-Henri FRA
MALISSE, Xavier BEL vs GROSJEAN, Sebastien FRA
BYE vs [6]ROBREDO, Tommy ESP

[4]DAVYDENKO, Nikolay RUS vs BYE
Q vs ACASUSO, Jose ARG
ALMAGRO, Nicolas ESP vs BJORKMAN, Jonas SWE
BYE vs [15]TURSUNOV, Dmitry RUS

[9]ANCIC, Mario CRO[/b] vs BYE
VLIEGEN, Kristof BEL vs WC SERRA, Florent FRA
BENNETRAU, Julien FRA vs SANTORO, Frbrice FRA
BYE vs [5]GONZALEZ, Fernando CHI

2nd Half

[8]BERDYCH, Tomas CZE vs BYE
ROCHUS, Olivier BEL vs Q
GINEPRI, Robby USA vs Q
BYE vs [11]FERRER, David

[13]MURRAY, Andy GBR vs BYE
CHELE, Juan Ignacio ARG vs SRICHAPHAN, Paradorn THA
ANDREEV, Igor RUS vs MONFILS, Gael FRA
BYE vs [3]NALBANDIAN, David ARG

[7]BLAKE, James USA vs BYE
HRBATY, Dominik SVK vs MASSU, Nicolas CHI
VERDASCO, Fernando ESP vs Q
BYE vs [10]HASS, Tommy GER

[16]Gasquet, Richard FRA vs BYE
WC GICQUEL, Marc FRA vs WAWRINKA, Stanislas SUI
SAFIN, Marat RUS vs WC CLEMENT, Arnaud FRA
BYE vs [2]NADAL, Rafael ESP

krystlel
10-28-2006, 12:56 AM
Interesting draw.

I don't know how Monfils could have possibly recovered and I think this is Andreev's first tournament coming back from injury. It'll be difficult to know how well either will be playing.

The round after that: Murray or Srichaphan will be tough to beat, especially Murray. I'm not really sure how David will go here, but I expect him to win his first match.

krystlel
10-28-2006, 02:06 PM
David just withdrew from the tournament. :(

He could have surely gone there and played a couple of matches to get some much needed ranking points.

I wonder if it's anything serious because surely he wouldn't have done so otherwise. There's no news article about it anywhere.

gooner88
10-28-2006, 02:35 PM
David just withdrew from the tournament. :(

He could have surely gone there and played a couple of matches to get some much needed ranking points.

I wonder if it's anything serious because surely he wouldn't have done so otherwise. There's no news article about it anywhere.

hmmmm......
He didin't look injured from what I saw yesterday, but he did play a doubles match after his singles defeat so who knows. :confused:
It would've been a great chance to gain some ranking points because he has alot to defend over the next few months but he does pull out of alot of tournaments, hence one of the main reasons why has only 5 titles.

krystlel
10-28-2006, 02:47 PM
Apparently he was serving a lot slower towards the latter stages of the Wawrinka match according to someone in the live scoring thread. I did notice from the livestream though (picture quality was really bad for me) that Wawrinka punished the returns on David's serve a lot of the time early in the second set, but then David started to place it better after that. But if so, I don't know why he played the doubles match considering he has experienced this problem so often now that you'd think he'd be cautious by now.

I have taken a closer look at the race and it seems pretty much impossible (more unlikely than I thought) that David is going to be bumped out of the top 8. I really don't think Blake, Robredo and Gonzalez will all be making semi-final or better appearances, especially Robredo.

Edit: It appears his problem might be gastroentitis, though I have no confirmation of this. I just read it in General Messages. I guess the doubles match makes sense now.

Truc
10-28-2006, 03:15 PM
It's sure for the gastroenteritis, I've read that in the French version of the Bercy website, it should be in the English version very soon too.
It's a bit strange though because he might be fit again on Tuesday.

krystlel
10-28-2006, 03:31 PM
Ah ok, thanks for the confirmation.

Yes, I just read about it and it says it generally lasts around three to four days though could go for a week.

It's a bit strange though because he might be fit again on Tuesday.
Hmm, yeah he could have asked for a late start.

mtw
10-28-2006, 03:34 PM
It's sure for the gastroenteritis, I've read that in the French version of the Bercy website, it should be in the English version very soon too.
It's a bit strange though because he might be fit again on Tuesday.


Maybe David wants to be better prepared for Davis Cup. This is most important, than Paris. I hope, that he will play in Masters Cup in Shanghai too.

Kiank
10-28-2006, 06:20 PM
Apparently, David thinks he's already in Shanghai, otherwhise he wouldn't withdraw. I know he has nothing serious, it's just his attitude. It's not the first time. Disappointing, but that's the way he is...
Well, let's hope he will be in Shanghai. And let's hope he will be ready to compete well there against the top guys.

Sakura 0101
10-29-2006, 12:39 AM
Well, let's hope he will be in Shanghai. And let's hope he will be ready to compete well there against the top guys.

I really hope so too.

paschan
10-29-2006, 04:21 PM
Well, theoretically its four players that could pass David in the race. Blake, Robredo, Gonzalez and Ancic. They all need atleast a semifinal in Paris to do so (ancic needs a final).

However, ancic and Gonzalez might bump into eachother in the third round which eliminates the competition from one of them. So, in order for David to miss Shanghai, the semifinals in Paris have to be Robredo versus Anicic/Gonzalez and Blake versus mrX.

It's possible, but not very likely. I think (and hope :eek: ) David made a safe bet here...

Seneca
10-30-2006, 12:34 PM
Oh yes, now I get it. Why bother winning an AMS tournament forever doomed to have an asterisk beside its name because Nadal, Federer and Ljubicic weren't playing. Great thinking, Dave! :o

Mili
10-31-2006, 07:11 AM
Well, theoretically its four players that could pass David in the race. Blake, Robredo, Gonzalez and Ancic. They all need atleast a semifinal in Paris to do so (ancic needs a final).

However, ancic and Gonzalez might bump into eachother in the third round which eliminates the competition from one of them. So, in order for David to miss Shanghai, the semifinals in Paris have to be Robredo versus Anicic/Gonzalez and Blake versus mrX.

It's possible, but not very likely. I think (and hope :eek: ) David made a safe bet here...


;) Me too...we just hope all of those players drop out early!

krystlel
10-31-2006, 07:22 AM
Not entirely related to the subject of this thread, but I have just read that Davydenko, Blake, Robredo, Gonzalez and Ancic all have the opportunity of taking the #3 ranking which would be incredibly weird especially since it would be because of the absence of most of the top players. I wouldn't find it that strange if Davydenko takes it since he's been high up in the rankings all year and he's had some good GS results this year, but imagine Blake, Gonzalez or Ancic at #3. :eek:

But whichever way it pans out, it'll probably change significantly after Shanghai. I'm pretty sure though that next year David won't have the luxury of getting a top 4 seed for the majority of the year like he did this year. But regardless, it will be interesting to see how these next few weeks pan out. I'm definitely excited.

Seneca
10-31-2006, 08:47 AM
I'm pretty sure though that next year David won't have the luxury of getting a top 4 seed for the majority of the year like he did this year. But regardless, it will be interesting to see how these next few weeks pan out. I'm definitely excited.
Well yeah, David has 650 points from Shanghai and 1700 points from first half of the year (AO - Roland Garros) to defend and only 495 (!) from the rest of the year. It means that if he continues chugging along these nondescript results we're looking at a ranking point total of 1000 points when summer 2007 arrives. Usually the 1000-point guys hover around the 25-30 position.

The good thing is that David has only 3 optionals this far and every small tournament adds to his point total but we might be seeing a completely different ranking in a few months. A lot of players go through these ebbs and flows in their career and I'm not too concerned. Yet.

If current trends continue, Cañas will be the highest ranked Argentine next summer.

Viken01
11-01-2006, 12:03 AM
Hi everybody, i come back from a trip to paris, it was great !
On monday i saw a lot of posters of the TMS (i forgot it was now !), then i decided to go with my girlfriend and it was like a dream - my first time watching real tennis - ;).
Unfortunately I was told david was out of bercy, and i could only watch the end of llodra-verdasco and the beginning of serra-vliegen because i had my train to leave paris :( just before the double with santoro !! :(
Anyway it was a good experience and i can't wait to go watching tennis again, even if it won't be the masters or the davis cup... (too far :p)
To finish, i hope david will qualify to the masters even if he doesn't play bercy :) VAMOS DAVID !

Sakura 0101
11-01-2006, 02:48 AM
On monday i saw a lot of posters of the TMS (i forgot it was now !), then i decided to go with my girlfriend and it was like a dream - my first time watching real tennis - ;).

:lol: You're lucky guy! :yeah:
That's great you had a very good time.

gooner88
11-01-2006, 01:27 PM
Hi everybody, i come back from a trip to paris, it was great !
On monday i saw a lot of posters of the TMS (i forgot it was now !), then i decided to go with my girlfriend and it was like a dream - my first time watching real tennis - ;).
Unfortunately I was told david was out of bercy, and i could only watch the end of llodra-verdasco and the beginning of serra-vliegen because i had my train to leave paris :( just before the double with santoro !! :(
Anyway it was a good experience and i can't wait to go watching tennis again, even if it won't be the masters or the davis cup... (too far :p)
To finish, i hope david will qualify to the masters even if he doesn't play bercy :) VAMOS DAVID !

That sounds great Viken01. :)
Who knows, maybe you'll see Nalbo at Roland Garros next year.

joyk
11-02-2006, 07:33 AM
:bounce: David is in the TMC,I`m so happy.Will he be healthy by then?

Viken01
11-02-2006, 10:42 AM
That sounds great Viken01. :)
Who knows, maybe you'll see Nalbo at Roland Garros next year.

yeah thanks, i'm actually planning to go to RG next year ;)

Sakura 0101
11-02-2006, 02:22 PM
As a result of Blake's lost, David qualifies for Shanghai.:worship:
(sorry James...:sad:)

Julio1974
11-02-2006, 03:46 PM
David is in Shanghai, finally. That "bastard" of Grosjean made me suffer so much yesterday.

chabela
11-02-2006, 04:34 PM
BIEN DAVID!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :rolls: :rolls:

I'm really happy :crazy: :crazy: :crazy:

I hope he is healthy and strong in Shangai. :hug:

:wavey:

gooner88
11-02-2006, 05:24 PM
David is in Shanghai, finally. That "bastard" of Grosjean made me suffer so much yesterday.

:haha:
I guess it was a good thing I watched the Arsenal match instead. ;)

Julio1974
11-02-2006, 05:54 PM
:haha:
I guess it was a good thing I watched the Arsenal match instead. ;)

At least you are a fan of a serious soccer team. I'm fan of San Lorenzo and yesterday night we were kicked ouf the South American cup by a Mexican team (yeah, it's called "South American Cup" but Mexican teams are also in, don't ask me about the logic).

chabela
11-02-2006, 06:10 PM
At least you are a fan of a serious soccer team. I'm fan of San Lorenzo and yesterday night we were kicked ouf the South American cup by a Mexican team (yeah, it's called "South American Cup" but Mexican teams are also in, don't ask me about the logic).


Toluca is driving by an argie. Gallego def Ruggeri.

Next Sunday you must def River (former Gallego's team, but David's team) :rolleyes:

Julio, eso te pasa por ser "cuervito"

:wavey:

Julio1974
11-02-2006, 06:42 PM
Toluca is driving by an argie. Gallego def Ruggeri.

Next Sunday you must def River (former Gallego's team, but David's team) :rolleyes:

Julio, eso te pasa por ser "cuervito"

:wavey:

You sound like a "bostero"... :angel:
Anyway, San Lorenzo has no chance of def. River but I'll be there. A 0-1 would be a decent result for us.

chabela
11-02-2006, 07:15 PM
You sound like a "bostero"... :angel:
Anyway, San Lorenzo has no chance of def. River but I'll be there. A 0-1 would be a decent result for us.


yes you gessed right . I'm a happy bosterita. Come on cuervitos, you have to def "las gallinas".

:wavey:

gooner88
11-02-2006, 09:58 PM
At least you are a fan of a serious soccer team. I'm fan of San Lorenzo and yesterday night we were kicked ouf the South American cup by a Mexican team (yeah, it's called "South American Cup" but Mexican teams are also in, don't ask me about the logic).

:lol: I think its better for Mexican teams to play in the South American tournaments because it helps with the development of the game there by playing against better quality teams.
At this moment I wouldn't call Arsenal a serious team if all our missed chances from last night is anything to go by. :o

sophia_c
11-03-2006, 12:02 AM
:lol: I think its better for Mexican teams to play in the South American tournaments because it helps with the development of the game there by playing against better quality teams.
At this moment I wouldn't call Arsenal a serious team if all our missed chances from last night is anything to go by. :o


Oh..c'mon Arsenal do ok.....
as for south american teams......i have to say i am a big fan of River Plate...my friend Federico...he is a huge fan....and he dies when they lose...so i have to wish that they get at least a point when they play!!!!!!!!!!!...just for him........;)

krystlel
11-03-2006, 01:53 AM
I watched the Grosjean match too. :lol: Thankfully David secured his place yesterday.

I was getting more worried than I was at the beginning of the week with Robredo's draw getting easier since I originally thought it was very unlikely for him to even get close to the SFs. Did anyone notice that when the draw first came out, Robredo had Djokovic/Soderling, then Federer but ended up with Mathieu, and Nieminen with Federer and Nadal withdrawing and Djokovic losing?

mtw
11-03-2006, 09:47 AM
Congratulations for David. Good luck in Davis Cup and Masters Cup.

bovenbuuf
11-03-2006, 10:20 AM
well good to see he made it to the Masters a nice end for this year. Hope he can defend his title succesfully.

Julio1974
11-05-2006, 09:14 PM
yes you gessed right . I'm a happy bosterita. Come on cuervitos, you have to def "las gallinas".

:wavey:

I told you that 0-1 would be a decent result...

:hysteric: :hysteric: :hysteric: :hysteric: :crying2:

chabela
11-06-2006, 03:05 PM
I told you that 0-1 would be a decent result...

:hysteric: :hysteric: :hysteric: :hysteric: :crying2:


Oh Julio,what a shame !!!!!!. :sad: I hope next match will be better.!!!! ;)

:hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug:

:wavey: