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Roddick vs. Nalbandian: Who will win?

Naranoc
11-15-2006, 08:24 PM
Interesting match-up. Roddick leads the h2h 3-1, but they havenít played for over 3 years (with Nalbandian winning their last encounter)

Could go either way, though Roddick is playing some of his best tennis at the moment.

Dancing Hero
11-15-2006, 08:28 PM
It's just a hunch, but I'll pick Roddick in 3 sets.:)

landoud
11-15-2006, 08:30 PM
Roddick will win esp after the tragedy that happened to poor David :sad:

ufokart
11-15-2006, 08:33 PM
Roddick will win esp after the tragedy that happened to poor David :sad:

Yeah, i don't expect to see him motivated after that and i obviously wouldn't blame him :sad:

bluefork
11-15-2006, 08:33 PM
I wouldn't blame Nalbandian at all if he couldn't really compete fully now. Roddick will probably win. On the other hand, maybe the sad news will somehow inspire (I don't know if that's the right word) Nalbandian to win, kind of like what happened with Pete Sampras at the Australian Open in 1995.

jazar
11-15-2006, 08:33 PM
Roddick will win esp after the tragedy that happened to poor David :sad:

totally. i think nalbandian won't be fully focused on the match, but then again he may have the extra motivation to win to avenge what has happened.

Fedex
11-15-2006, 08:38 PM
Its amazing to me that these two have not played in over 3 years. I think Roddick will win, but I hope Nalbandian plays a good match, although that will be difficult given the circumstances.

Galathea
11-15-2006, 08:41 PM
Thanks for being respectful guys and not using despective names for Nalbandian.

Without this disaster I didn't have to much hope about Nalby's winning. Less now, except this acts like somekind of last straw and Nalbo reacts to his goldson's dead, with fury. In that case, a pissed off Nalbandian is the most stronger player of both. But from what I read, he's totally numb right now.

This is a request, as I said this at another thread, I'm not saying not to talk about tennis or even if he plays horrible tomorrow don't say it. But, I know it can be fun for some people, but for respect to the player, and even to his fans, just don't call him Fat Dave or similar despective days, at least these couple of days, okay?

Loremaster
11-15-2006, 08:59 PM
I hope Andy wins, but I feel so sad for Nalbandian:sad: such tradegy , it is very sad :sad:

Fumus
11-15-2006, 09:01 PM
David wants to get home, Roddick will help him on his way in 2.

Allure
11-15-2006, 09:34 PM
Roddick in 2

DrJules
11-15-2006, 09:40 PM
I think it would have made more sense for him to withdraw and fly out today. He is not going to be in a fit state to do himself justice in the match. I assume death in the family is a permissible reason to withdraw.

DrJules
11-15-2006, 09:41 PM
Interesting match-up. Roddick leads the h2h 3-1, but they havenít played for over 3 years (with Nalbandian winning their last encounter)

Could go either way, though Roddick is playing some of his best tennis at the moment.

In normal circumstances yes, but these are not normal circumstances.

JustIncredible
11-15-2006, 09:48 PM
Andy. Shame for Dave. :(

Naranoc
11-15-2006, 09:57 PM
In normal circumstances yes, but these are not normal circumstances.

Fair point, but we still don't know yet what sort of impact the death of his cousin will have on his performance. He chose not to withdraw for a reason; who knows which Nalbandian will come out and play tomorrow.

Havok
11-15-2006, 10:10 PM
Ouch poor David about that news :hug:.

Either way, though, I see Roddick winning this matchup. He's simply got more on the line than Nalbandian With this win Roddick will end the year #4 and be guaranteed a top 4 seed for the AO pretty much, whereas Nalbandian will stay in the #6-8 range regardless of the win/loss. No big difference there.

Deboogle!.
11-15-2006, 10:16 PM
With this win Roddick will end the year #4 and be guaranteed a top 4 seed for the AO pretty much, whereas Nalbandian will stay in the #6-8 range regardless of the win/loss. No big difference there.That's not true at all - James could easily pass him - if Andy loses to Nalbandian and James beats Tommy, James will go above Andy, or if Andy beats Nalbandian and loses to James in the semis (even if tommy were to somehow beat James), James will be above Andy.

Kiank
11-15-2006, 10:18 PM
Their official ATP record is 3-1, but Nalbandian also beat Roddick at the 2004Kooyong exhibition tourney, so it's actually 3-2.

Deboogle!.
11-15-2006, 10:24 PM
...but Nalbandian also beat Roddick at the 2004Kooyong exhibition tourney, so it's actually 3-2.So then Tommy Haas actually beat Federer this year? :haha:

bad gambler
11-15-2006, 10:39 PM
I think it would have made more sense for him to withdraw and fly out today. He is not going to be in a fit state to do himself justice in the match. I assume death in the family is a permissible reason to withdraw.

Tragedy such at this can work in both ways - who is to say it doesn't give a more steely resolve to win today?

Bandy to shock the world and win in 3

rofe
11-15-2006, 10:46 PM
Andy should win this but Nalby's loss could become his motivation. It will still not be enough though. Andy in 3 tight sets.

JustmeUK
11-15-2006, 11:43 PM
Andy I think. He's impressed me with what he has done since started working with Connors. He's doing a lot more things right and seems to have the mind set of a champion though still lacking that little bit of confidence but one big win could be the breakthrough. I'd love to see him win the TMC except that Fed is playing and I really want Fed to win. Well.. I mostly want Fed to win.. though I do wish there were a few more rivalries at the top and there aren't many who could really push Fed. The new Andy with one big win over Roger just might do that and that would be so good for the game. My head says Roddick for the tournament, my heart says Roger :)

Veronique
11-16-2006, 02:30 AM
Andy has a difficult task to go and be mean to somebody who has had such a tragedy happen to his family. I hope he just puts everything out of his mind and focus on playing tennis. They'll be plenty of time for comforting hugs after the match.

Jimnik
11-16-2006, 02:36 AM
It would almost be rude for Andy to win this match. I think Dave might pull this off, and qualify for the semis, in dramatic fashion.

partygirl
11-16-2006, 02:45 AM
it's a game, i don't see how it would be rude to win?

2moretogo
11-16-2006, 02:45 AM
Andy in 3. I think he wants another piece of Fed in the final, and he looked very confident during their match.

So sorry to hear about Nalbandian.

bluefork
11-16-2006, 03:51 AM
it's a game, i don't see how it would be rude to win?

Well, it wouldn't be rude, of course. Andy shouldn't give the match to Nalbandian just because of the recent sad events. But it would certainly be nice to see Nalbandian have some good news now. I think that's all that was meant.

R.Federer
11-16-2006, 05:33 AM
it's a game, i don't see how it would be rude to win? Not so much rude, but maybe it will play on his emotions. To those who are not familiar, Roger Federer used to have great mental difficulty with beating players who came on the junior tour from poor countries, feeling that they and their families had had to struggle so much, with money, double jobs, lack of national support, etc., and he had it so cushy with a strong support system, he just felt it was "not fair to beat them"! That's the sort of thing that Rofe is talking about

rmb6687
11-16-2006, 05:50 AM
Such circumstances must be good enough for a withdrawal if it was completely necessary. David didn't ask for it so hopefully he will still be able to play his match as best he can...if the tournament was going to be too much, he would have gone back home, but he didn't which means he must still have some sort of motivation....

jayjay
11-16-2006, 10:41 AM
They'll be plenty of time for comforting hugs after the match.

I hope that happens, it would be nice to see (whatever the result), that Roddick has some respectful words for Nalbandian at the net.

They are human beings first, and tennis players second.

oz_boz
11-16-2006, 10:51 AM
Nalby will probably play a decent match, otherwise he wouldn't have stayed, but Roddick will beat him in 2.

jennTENnisFan06
11-16-2006, 11:13 AM
I really don't know. They haven't played each other in over three years. I'll say Roddick in three though (really only because I want Roddick to move to the SF!).

Although it could just as easily be Nalbandian in three!! :confused:

palmstrike
11-16-2006, 12:04 PM
i hope nalby wins the whole thing.

Exodus
11-16-2006, 12:34 PM
nalby is a big choker serving for match and got broken. probably gonna lose now

oz_boz
11-16-2006, 01:37 PM
Nalby will probably play a decent match, otherwise he wouldn't have stayed, but Roddick will beat him in 2.

Jinx jinx :D

jayjay
11-16-2006, 02:05 PM
nalby is a big choker serving for match and got broken. probably gonna lose now

Nalbandian d Roddick 62 76. Choke on that.

:) :p

Apemant
11-16-2006, 03:07 PM
Nalbandian d Roddick 62 76. Choke on that.

:) :p

Who's the chick in your avatar? :devil:

jayjay
11-16-2006, 03:25 PM
Who's the chick in your avatar? :devil:

Victoria Vanucci. :)

http://www.infobae.com/notas/nota.php?Idx=283999&IdxSeccion=600795

R.Federer
11-16-2006, 05:12 PM
Tragedy such at this can work in both ways - who is to say it doesn't give a more steely resolve to win today?

Bandy to shock the world and win in 3

Good call Gambler! :eek:

R.Federer
11-16-2006, 05:14 PM
Victoria Vanucci. :)

What happened to poor Vicky's clothes?! :eek: No money?

jayjay
11-16-2006, 06:11 PM
What happened to poor Vicky's clothes?! :eek: No money?

Better to be covered in clay, than clothes. :)