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jazz_girl
03-27-2004, 09:24 AM
Hi guys! I didn't know in which thread to put this so I started another one, maybe we can post all the news here.
This is from Clarin:


Nalbandian is Back and Started Playing Again

With the great goal of playing the DC QF against Belarus, from 9th to 11th April, David Nalbandian didn't waste a minute: we came back from Miami and he's already training in Cordoba.

"He's better, he has a good recovery and we werer training in clay", commented Eduardo Infantino to Clarin. Nalbandian didn't play in Indians Wells and Miami because of a tendonitis in the right ankle.

Yesterday, the cordobes, was practising with Edgardo Massa in Villa Allende, and his coach explained, in reference to the decision of not risking his physic in the American tournament, that "I didn't want to take any risk and I chose to do everything right. I think he'll be fine for the Davis match".

Since Monday Nalbandian will start playing in fast surfaces, according to Infantino, because the series against Max Minyi and team will be in fast indoor surfaces. The coach also said that "he will do a fortification of the ankle".

Another one that talked to Clarin was Javier Nalbandian, David's brother, whom agreed with Infantino:"David is ready to play in Belarus".

Nalbandian sprained his ankle a week before playomg the DC against Morocco and made it worse in the first match against Arazi, Feb. 6th in Agadir. Because of this injury, the unquillense could not be in the ATP Bs As either.

bovenbuuf
03-27-2004, 09:50 AM
great idea Jazz, and thanks for the article

jazz_girl
03-27-2004, 10:21 AM
You're welcome!

jazz_girl
03-27-2004, 10:44 AM
HUGE NEWS: David is out of physical trainer!!! Javier Capitaine is out and they're looking for his replacement. It's not clear why he's out but I think he was asked out...I'll keep you posted...

*Ljubica*
03-27-2004, 10:44 AM
Thanks Jazz_Girl - you're the best :worship:

jazz_girl
03-27-2004, 10:47 AM
You're welcome Rosie!

*Ljubica*
03-27-2004, 11:39 AM
HUGE NEWS: David is out of physical trainer!!! Javier Capitaine is out and they're looking for his replacement. It's not clear why he's out but I think he was asked out...I'll keep you posted...

So which one of us is going to apply for the job? :p

jazz_girl
03-27-2004, 12:15 PM
May I?

*Ljubica*
03-27-2004, 12:18 PM
I thought you wanted to be the masseuse? Perhaps we could share the job - I think it would be too much for one person?

bovenbuuf
03-27-2004, 12:39 PM
well maybe I can assist you aswell...

Action Jackson
03-27-2004, 02:32 PM
Keep your hands off ladies, he needs to be at his fittest when he is playing, you will tire him out before he gets on the court, and that's no good is it?

jazz_girl
03-27-2004, 05:37 PM
In Search of Javier Capitaine Replacement
By La Voz del Interior
http://www.intervoz.com/nota.asp?nrc=230946&can=86&nprt=1
Among the changes that generated this impasse, is Javier Capitaine’s removal, his physical trainer. During his integration to the team conducted by Eduardo Infantino, David improved his performance.

”Javier Capitaine was highly positive. He got it all, David’s maturity, Capitaine’s contribution, we had a solid team, that’s why he improved. But it was time, there were things that we had to restate and we didn’t agree. Now the idea is to look for someone who can sustain us now”, assured Javier Nalbandian.

–It was a change like Gabriel Markus.

–Exactly. The replacement of Markus for Infantino was highly positive. Infantino is looking for someone who can be his new physical trainer.

The idea is to accommodate the actors to the goals. “We’re going to fight to get the team that David is needing. We always made positive decisions, and we’re gonna do the same now”, said Javier Nalbandian.

Nalbandian: Shuffles Again
By La Voz del Interior
http://www.intervoz.com/2004/0327/deportes/nota230934_1.htm
David Nalbandian wants to jumble and shuffle again. Now, in addition to his injury that stopped him in the last few weeks (ankle tendonitis), on Thursday Javier Capitaine, his physical trainer, was removed. His work with the technical team (Eduardo Infantino and Javier Nalbandian) made a great performance of the top ten in 2003.

That’s why now, the player wants to stop that irregularity that conditioned him during all 2003. Also, finding a replacement for Capitaine.

He thought he started well in 2004, nut a tendonitis in his ankle stopped the regularity in the circuit again. The injury started when he trained his ankle in a practice for the DC against Morocco, in February, that got worse while playing the match with Hicham Arazi.

“It’s the flared up tendon. I made a step and it hurt me. All I care about now is being healthy. I withdrew from Miami to be safe and to be a 100% fit for the Davis-said David-. Playing injured is much worse than to stop, recover and play healthy. It’s simple”.

“There might be a lot of causes for his injuries, an accident, a technical or physical problem –assures Javier, his brother and trainer-. Today the exigency level is very high, and the players are very prone to injuries. You have to live it from inside, see the speed, the tension in which they play to notice it. That has repercussions on the body”. We don’t have to rush so we don’t lose.

Being prepared generates the feeling of losing ground. “It’s very worrying. It’s not optimal that a first class player plays half of the tournaments-continues Javier-. But if the pain starts again because of the rush of playing again, we have to start all over again and stop for another three weeks”.

The idea of David’s team is clear: stop until he’s recovered, even if the player wants to start playing again. This is beyond projection, because there’s the risk of stopping for a longer period of time with a worse injury.

And there’s another thing: try to build a stable team according to his goals, to give the player all the tools to repeat all the achievements that he was able to have.

sigmagirl91
03-27-2004, 09:18 PM
Wow, interesting....

jazz_girl
03-30-2004, 11:00 AM
News from today:

Nalbandian fine, Arnold with a fever
By Olé
http://www.ole.clarin.com/jsp/v3/pagina.jsp?pagId=733552
Two news about the Davis Cup, in less than two weeks of the QF deries against Belarus. The first one comes from Key Biscayne and is bad, although is not serious: Lucas Anold, with a cold, had to withdrew when, with Agustín Calleri, was losing 6-1 3-0 against the French Clement and Grosjean. “It made no sense he went on playing with that terrible cold he’s having”, said Calleri. The DC doubles team won’t go to Minsk with the necessary matches practice. The good news is that David Nalbandian keeps practicing in Unquillo and everything indicates that, with the ankle injury healed, he will be physically fine. “Everything is normal, in the period of time we calculated”, told his coach, Eduardo Infantino to Olé. “We’re gonna test him in a cement surface today”

bovenbuuf
03-30-2004, 12:09 PM
well it is good news, hopefully he will recover according to the scedule they made..

*Ljubica*
03-30-2004, 12:09 PM
Thanks for posting that Jazz_Girl, - let's keep our fingers crossed that he is fully fit - not just for Davis Cup but for the rest of the 2004 season :)

jazz_girl
03-30-2004, 01:17 PM
Absolutly!!!

Iza
03-31-2004, 04:23 AM
i hope his stubborness 4 playing DC won't affect his physical condition and he won't aggravate his injury. that's all I'm worrying about

*Ljubica*
03-31-2004, 06:12 AM
Yes Iza - I am worried about that too - really worried - I'm just keeping my fingers crossed until after Davis Cup that he is still fit and well enough to play through the clay-court season and get some points before it is too late.

bovenbuuf
03-31-2004, 07:49 AM
well this is not really David news but he told his opinion about the Calleri match.. guess that it also says something about him..

David:
I always say that to win from Agassi, in the situation like this is, it is very important, and even more in a Masters Series. Hopefully that Calleri can take advantage of it to continue advancing in the tournament. The sensation that it has when he faces a player as much trajectory is that this gives you much more experience and to win from him gives you an extra confidence that hopefully Agustín knows to capitalize.

On the other hand, he knows now that he can win from him and anyone, and that if follows thus until he has chances to remain with the match. Clear that it is not easy to predict what is going to happen in the following matches. Any thing can pass you. Often they play very motivated, they win and they follow, and others cannot maintain that level and lose against a rival of smaller hierarchy. I, for the next match, see that Calleri does well. As much with Spadea or Srichaphan it will be hard, although in both cases they are going to play fast points and that is what he likes. He has a chance. What I hope is that the confidence that Agustín has now, is transferred to the Davis Cup, against Belarus. We will need it!

*Ljubica*
03-31-2004, 08:52 AM
Thanks for posting that - any news mentioning his name is better than none :p

bovenbuuf
04-01-2004, 08:06 AM
Nalbandian, in doubt for Davis
La Nacion April 1 2004

Last night, several rumors circulated around the presence of David Nalbandian in match with Belarús, by the quarterfinals of the Davis Cup, who will dispute hisself as of next Friday in Minsk. The Cordovan will be put today under a medical revision in Buenos Aires, by doctor Javier Maquirriain, person in charge of that area in the national equipment, after which he will determine himself what the state is of the tendinitis in the right ankle that drags from the match against Morocco, between the 6 and the 8 of February.

Even though the surroundings of N° 9 of the Ranking of Access preferred silence, the doubts grow because the Cordovan only disputed an encounter from Agadir to now. Other News, it extended yesterday that Jorge Trevisan, ex- physical trainer of Coria, will add itself to the work group of Nalbandian.

*Ljubica*
04-01-2004, 08:37 AM
Just my opinion (and won't be a popular one I know), but personally I sincerely hope he withdraws from DC if not 100% fit and prepares himself a little longer for the clay-court season. His health and chances of points for the rest of the year are far more important than one Davis Cup match, I just want him to come back fit and well - I miss him so much :sad:

Maia
04-01-2004, 09:54 AM
I agree, Rosie. As much as DC is important, his health is much more important. And I'm sure Argentina could win their tie even without David, especially considering Calleri's perfomance this week. :) It'll be a shame if David play DC and hurt himself even more, and then won't be able to play for a long time.

jazz_girl
04-01-2004, 10:10 AM
Well, right now I don't care about the DC nor his ranking, this is worrying me, he's been having that injury for a really long time, it's insane, what the hell is going on???

bovenbuuf
04-01-2004, 10:15 AM
well the healing proces is going really slow... he needs his points, he is training on clay so hopefully he will be alright for the clayseason, and maybe that is the reason why he maybe isn't going to participate, after DC there is the clay so maybe he won't risk his ackle for just 2 matches on carpet...

jazz_girl
04-01-2004, 10:22 AM
It makes sense, I think he was gonna start training in a hard surface two days ago, and he discovered he's not ready for that yet...

jazz_girl
04-01-2004, 10:54 AM
01/04/04
To the Davis
El Diario de Paraná
http://www.eldiariodeparana.com.ar/textocomp.asp?id=42553
The Captain Gustavo Luza and the player David Nalbandian will start the training for the DC match today, preparing to face Belarus between April 9-11 in Minsk for the QF.
Tomorrow Lucas Arnold is expected to join them, while Guillermo Coria and Agustin Calleri, will join the team once they finish their participation in the TMS Miami.
The match between Belarussians and Argentines will be on a carpet surface (ultra fast” in the Football Manege Stadium.
The Belarussian captain, Sergei Teterin, called Max Mirnyi, Vladimir Voltchkiv-they’ll play all the point if they’re up to physically-Alexander Shvec and Andrei Karatchenia. The winner of the series will face the winner of the match that will be played in Delray Beach, between the USA and Switzerland; if Argentina beats Belarus, in both cases will be local.

sigmagirl91
04-01-2004, 10:59 AM
Jazz, the news is rather inconsistent. I wonder whom we would need to rely on for more accurate news. It seems to me that La Nacion's people are not keeping up to date, and worrying fans unnecessarily about his condition.

bovenbuuf
04-01-2004, 11:00 AM
thanks for the translation, this sounds a little bit better than what i found today.. but well it still doesn't say much..we jut have to wait..

jazz_girl
04-01-2004, 11:02 AM
La Nación hasn't confirmed anything yet, and Olé or Clarin haven't say anything at all, so I don't know, if there were so many rumors I think those two newspaper would have said something by now, but I don't know. Anything can happen and I wouldn't be surprised if David withdraws...

sigmagirl91
04-01-2004, 11:08 AM
Me neither. I just notice, though, the timing of both La Nacion and Clarin. Conflicting reports. Who knows who to believe.
I just think that there's something else wrong, and no one is telling. Imagine the "alarm" level if what was really wrong was revealed-the sponsors, the fans, etc. I don't think anyone wants to risk it.....

*Ljubica*
04-01-2004, 12:32 PM
Me neither. I just notice, though, the timing of both La Nacion and Clarin. Conflicting reports. Who knows who to believe.
I just think that there's something else wrong, and no one is telling. Imagine the "alarm" level if what was really wrong was revealed-the sponsors, the fans, etc. I don't think anyone wants to risk it.....

Well I think the "alarm" level is worse among fans etc because they're NOT telling us anything. I admit it does seem a little strange, but when you look around at other players who have had long-term injuries (Safin last year for example), they never kept things so secretive then, and Safin had a much higher profile than David, - so I think they are just being careful and it's taking a long while to heal as opposed to anything more sinister. David already said the other week that it was better to take a few weeks longer and be sure rather that come back too soon an aggravate things so guess that's what they're doing.

jazz_girl
04-01-2004, 12:33 PM
I guess that's true...

bovenbuuf
04-01-2004, 12:50 PM
rosie i agree, so we just have to wait, till we hear some more news..

jazz_girl
04-01-2004, 01:27 PM
I have a bad feeling, I'm not sure I wanna hear more news about it...

sigmagirl91
04-01-2004, 01:28 PM
I have a bad feeling too, Jazz. Please check your PM.

jazz_girl
04-01-2004, 10:58 PM
Well, Muchacha just gave a link, I'll translate the article in a few minutes but it's official. David won't go to play in Minsk :(

jazz_girl
04-01-2004, 11:05 PM
01/04/04

David Nalbandian won’t say present
ESPN
http://espndeportes.espn.go.com/story?id=222779
BUENOS AIRES (AAT) – Gustavo Luza, DC’s captain, informed that the player David Nalbandian won’t be able to be part of the team that will go to Minsk to play for the 2004 QF against Belarus, because he hasn’t recovered from his ankle injury.

Nalbandian was in Buenos Aires today, he didn’t train and was tested in the CeNard by the DC medical team of the AAT headed by Dr. Javier Maquirriain. The diagnosis was: syndrome of friction on the back of the right ankle. He has a board (don’t know the actual word for it) to immobilize that part.

Thanks to Muchacha for the link

jazz_girl
04-01-2004, 11:36 PM
Apparently he will be replaced by Calleri for the singles, and now they'll choose who will play with Arnold in the doubles...

Muchacha_83
04-01-2004, 11:42 PM
:sad:
You're welcome ... thank you for the translation !! and for all the news that you put here you're just the best:yeah:

wilson4
04-01-2004, 11:49 PM
not always good news re: naldos ankle but thanks for keeping the updates !! your very up to date

jazz_girl
04-01-2004, 11:54 PM
You're welcome, but I'm sick of posting bad news...

sigmagirl91
04-01-2004, 11:56 PM
01/04/04

David Nalbandian won’t say present
ESPN
http://espndeportes.espn.go.com/story?id=222779
BUENOS AIRES (AAT) – Gustavo Luza, DC’s captain, informed that the player David Nalbandian won’t be able to be part of the team that will go to Minsk to play for the 2004 QF against Belarus, because he hasn’t recovered from his ankle injury.

Nalbandian was in Buenos Aires today, he didn’t train and was tested in the CeNard by the DC medical team of the AAT headed by Dr. Javier Maquirriain. The diagnosis was: syndrome of friction on the back of the right ankle. He has a board (don’t know the actual word for it) to immobilize that part.

Thanks to Muchacha for the link


I think he has posterior friction of the ankle, and they may have taped it or put a brace on it to reduce swelling....

jazz_girl
04-01-2004, 11:59 PM
I think brace is the word for it.

sigmagirl91
04-02-2004, 12:02 AM
Muchacha, please check your PM....

*Ljubica*
04-02-2004, 10:18 AM
Here is another article about David's withdrawal from Davis Cup, - it is from a Cordoban newspaper and their site is at www.intervoz.com

Yesterday, just two days before taking the plane to Bielorrusia, where the national team will play in the quarter finals of the Davis Cup, the player was removed from the team by the captain, Gustavo Luza. Nalbandian, injured his ankle in February against Morocco, and was given a medical check-up by the Davis Cup Team medical body of the Argentina Tenn Federation, headed by Javier Maquirriain. The diagnosis of his injury is a syndrome of later friction of the right ankle, and has forced him to be out of the game for the past two months.

David's brother Javier, who is a member of his Team, says that it is the last part of the recovery. He says the ligament and bone and cured and only the joint is left inflamed. They need to wait another 10 days for this recovery to be complete. "The recovery of such an injury as this takes two to six months, and David was cured in the minimum term", added Javier. According to a member of the Argentine Federation's Medical team, the injury has become complicated by an inflammation of the joint that gives a different pain to the original one that was caused by the initial tendinitis. The recommendation is clear, - to do one week or 10 days rest and rehabilitation.

Having retired from Indian Wells and Miami, David had returned to training but the injury became inflamed again and did not finish recovering

Action Jackson
04-02-2004, 10:21 AM
There you go Rosie, you got your wish, this is for the best. He just needs to be healthy and not rush any comeback attempts, plus think of other ways of how to improve his game when he recovers.

*Ljubica*
04-02-2004, 10:54 AM
There you go Rosie, you got your wish, this is for the best. He just needs to be healthy and not rush any comeback attempts, plus think of other ways of how to improve his game when he recovers.

Well yes George, agreed, I didn't want him to play Davis Cup and I am quite relieved, - but as far as I can see, it seems quite unlikely he will be ready for Monte Carlo either and I definately DIDN'T want that :sad: Eduardo said they would TRY for MC - but nothing definate.

jazz_girl
04-02-2004, 11:07 AM
02/04/04

It's a Different Pain
Diego Rivas. Kinesiólogo de la Davis/Olé

This injury that Nalbandian is suffering is an inflammation of the
articulation of the right ankle, the tendonitis that he had had in
the beginning of the year hasn't gotten worse. This pain is different
from the other, it's very minor. The problem is that he has liquid in
the articulation and can't play. The recommendation is to rest one
web or 10 days, so then he can start a good rehab and start playing
again with everything alright, without any discomfort from any of
those two injuries. Since he hadn't played in a while, David tried
in the practices to see if he could make it. But since it swollen a
little, he had to withdraw from the Davis.

The Coach's Opinion
Eduardo Infantino
Entrenador de David

"The first injury is healed, but unfortunately he won't be able to be
there because of the inflammation. He won't be able to get there in
shape to play a match".

David will continue working in the physical part in Cordoba, and when
he's alright, he'll start playing again. We'll try to get him back
for Montecarlo".

jazz_girl
04-02-2004, 11:08 AM
I was sad at first, but I'm relieved now. We knew he wasn't gonna make it, so now he'll rest enough to be back in shape.

jazz_girl
04-02-2004, 06:59 PM
Well guys, it's official now. Juan Monaco will replace David.
I've never would have thought Monaco was gonna be the one, but I love that decision!
Chela has some family problems and Cañas a knee injury, that's why they're not going. Apparently Zabaleta nor Gaudio were asked.

sigmagirl91
04-02-2004, 07:04 PM
Thanks, jazz, for the information.

jazz_girl
04-02-2004, 07:10 PM
You're welcome sigma!

sigmagirl91
04-02-2004, 07:11 PM
I feel like pm'ing pam and seb, and see what they think of THIS match....

jazz_girl
04-02-2004, 07:14 PM
LMAO!!!
I'm still stunned, I didn't think he was gonna make it but he did it!

Ma. Estefania
04-02-2004, 09:29 PM
Thanx for the info, Jazz_girl.

Btw....good idea to create this thread, these are times in which we really need those "news".

Btw, it's nice to see ya back :wavey:

jazz_girl
04-02-2004, 09:35 PM
Yes, unfourtunatly there are a lot of (bad) news lately...

Ma. Estefania
04-02-2004, 10:55 PM
Well, yeah, that's the bad part of it.

Fedex
04-03-2004, 01:33 AM
No Davis Cup :sad: Just get well, and soon, if you can, David. This Miami tournement has been a pretty bad 1 with the absence of David :sad: and Ferrero, and Federer losing early :( , Andre being upset :bigcry: . I just hope Coria can beat Roddick in the finals of Miami. Nice contrast of styles. The Wizard vs. the ugly ball bashing orc.( I'm reading LOTR, so in case youre wondering thats where i'm getting these analigies. Coria trully does have a magical game though, so i think i'm correct there) ;) Hopefully he can also pull Argentina to DC Victory. But i have full confidence going into the clay season, since all my favorites can actually play on the surface, and in confidence that Andy will once more struggle on clay, losing, and not gaining any points. Hopefully when he comes back from his injury that he will also have gained that dominating Aus Open form. If he does, i expect his ranking to skyrocket. :)

Action Jackson
04-03-2004, 04:23 AM
Well guys, it's official now. Juan Monaco will replace David.
I've never would have thought Monaco was gonna be the one, but I love that decision!
Chela has some family problems and Cañas a knee injury, that's why they're not going. Apparently Zabaleta nor Gaudio were asked.

Gaudio will never play DC again after what happened in Malaga, then again Zabaleta wouldn't be as effective indoors, too bad about Canas though.

jazz_girl
04-03-2004, 10:50 AM
Yeah, Cañas would have been great. And according to the newspapers Chela and Luza don't have a good relationship and he didn't want to go due to some schedule problems and not family issues.
I agree with what to said about Zabaleta, and with Gaudio too...

novanora
04-05-2004, 04:43 AM
Hi Jazz!! I am Crystal!! Nice to see u all here and thanks for ur up-to-date information!! Sorry for the Coria's match, and I am a little bit worried about DC......

*Ljubica*
04-05-2004, 05:21 AM
Hi Crystal - nice to see you over here too - welcome :wavey:

jazz_girl
04-05-2004, 10:57 AM
Hi Crystal, great to have you here too!
BTW I'm worried too!

novanora
04-05-2004, 03:08 PM
Thank u all for ur welcome! Jazz, hope u can post all the DC news here, even without David. You know I have no fever to Coria, but really hope the Argentine guys can win the match. Is Coria sure to join the DC team after such a back injury? Besides, I don't know much about the new guy Monaco. But in this terrible condition, there's possibility of his playing in DC. Wish God brings luck to them all!!

*Ljubica*
04-05-2004, 04:10 PM
According to the latest news, Coria has flown home to Argentina to be checked over by the same ATF Medical Board that looked after David. I guess it will depend on their findings - they say they think it is a renal colic though, which sounds very nasty. And, no - I don't particularly like Coria either, - but I hope he recovers quickly.

jazz_girl
04-05-2004, 04:11 PM
This is the latest according to Olé:
Well, Coria is in Argentina and he has kidney stones...this is getting worse! He said that it's very difficult for him to be in the DC, but he'll do some tests today and see what happens...It also said that he suffered from a hernia in his back(It's called hernia de disco in Spanish, I don't how to translate it). If you ask me, he won't go. There's no time left to call another one I think, so now we have Calleri for singles and double, Arnold for double and Monaco for singles...BTW, Monaco is great and all, but he never played in a fast surface.
We need a miracle now...

jazz_girl
04-05-2004, 04:32 PM
Do you want more bad news?
I just heard him in an interview in which he said that if he gets the same tests results here in Bs As than the ones he got in Miami is very likely that he misses the DC, Monte Carlo and other Clay events.
I take this as DC info, that's why I'm posting it here, if it bothers you just tell me and I stop. ;)

bovenbuuf
04-05-2004, 04:32 PM
well it starts looking worse.. guess you really need something

bovenbuuf
04-05-2004, 04:33 PM
and no jazz don't stop.. but I hope you bring something good soon

*Ljubica*
04-05-2004, 04:37 PM
Thanks for the up-dates Jazz. This is very sad news.

Muchacha_83
04-05-2004, 09:15 PM
hi crystal! welcome!!

poor coria , he is so young and already have kidney stones, that can be realy painful and the discal hernia too!! yesterday game must been really hard for him.
this means really bad news for luza! ! he isn't having any luck

Ma. Estefania
04-05-2004, 11:25 PM
Things are getting everytime worse for Argentina....

*Ljubica*
04-06-2004, 05:48 AM
Well Luza has called Guillermo Canas back into the Team - even though he told him earlier that he couldn't play because of injury. This is so sad for Argentina, - good luck to them - they will need it. If they can turn this around and beat Belarus, then they so deserve to win the Davis Cup. VAMOS ARGENTINA!

jazz_girl
04-06-2004, 11:40 AM
Well, I just heard an interview with Cañas before leaving to Belarus and he said that he'll go now because he's the best next thing, and he's proud to play for Argentina, even if that means he has to miss some tournaments to recover.
I hope he's alright and most importantly that he doesn't get injured while playing, he has had lots of injuries and he doesn't deserve one more.

novanora
04-06-2004, 12:53 PM
Thank u for your welcome, Muchacha_83! OMG!! I just left one day, but get so many bad news now!! I am really worried about Argentina! Thank u for your up-to-date news, Jazz!! Great Canas, I must say!! He is just the sooooo right guy who Argentina urgently needs now. Canas is always strong in mind while playing, a real fighter!! I am so moved that he is willing to have the risk of sacrificing his health for his country!!
Hope I can get more good news tomorrow!!

Ma. Estefania
04-06-2004, 08:46 PM
I really admire Cañas......he has such a great spirit for everything....

Action Jackson
04-07-2004, 12:25 AM
Canas is a true warrior and he has shown his unselfishness by coming back to play for his country whilst he is injured, hopefully he won't aggrevate it too much and there will be minimal time out for him, as he has done well on his comeback so far.

*Ljubica*
04-07-2004, 09:38 AM
Canas is a true warrior and he has shown his unselfishness by coming back to play for his country whilst he is injured, hopefully he won't aggrevate it too much and there will be minimal time out for him, as he has done well on his comeback so far.

I hope so :)

jazz_girl
04-07-2004, 12:04 PM
Yeah, I hope so too. He doesn't deserve another injury, he's had enough.

novanora
04-07-2004, 03:34 PM
If not those terrible injuries, his ranking would be much higher than the current. I still remember his playing in Shanghai, which left us a really nice impression. I hope he can manage DC, but don't let his injury aggrevate.

jazz_girl
04-08-2004, 11:18 AM
08/04/04

Coria and Nalbandian will be Back
By Clarín
http://old.clarin.com/diario/2004/04/08/d-05703.htm

If everything goes well, both top ten, Guillermo Coria and David Nalbandian, will start training again next Monday, because they’re recovering from their injuries.

"Guillermo is better and this week-end he will probably start doing gym and training on Monday”, said Fabián Blengino, Coria’s coach, to Clarin. The Mago have a renal colic on sunday and he found blood with two stones in his urine on monday. The last test indicated that he had one more stone.

Nalbandian would get the OK from the doctors on Saturday. The cordobés, according to his brother Javier, “is working on the physical part and he will probably start training normally again next week”. The N°9 in the world has his right ankle immobilized.

Both players missed the match against Belarus for the Davis Cup, and would be back in the circuit for Monte Carlo, a tournament on clay that will start on April 19th.

*Ljubica*
04-08-2004, 12:04 PM
Thanks Jazz_Girl for posting this :) To be honest I am trying not to get too excited yet, - it would be too awful to raise our hopes and then have them dashed again like Miami and Indian Wells - but at least it is positive news going in the right direction. After David has had his official medical discharge on Saturday, and started practising for a few days, - THEN I will start to look forward to my annual trip to Monte Carlo. I want to see him play live again so much - I would be devastated if anything went wrong again :sad:

Action Jackson
04-08-2004, 12:06 PM
Don't believe anything until David is seen on a court in Monte Carlo.

jazz_girl
04-08-2004, 12:13 PM
At least they're not bad news, ;)

bovenbuuf
04-08-2004, 12:26 PM
thanks Jazz, it is news, and not that bad.. so I guess we just have to keep our fingers crossed, and wait..

novanora
04-08-2004, 02:34 PM
Thank u Jazz!! But after twice of disappointment, I don't expect too much this time. Maybe thinking like that can make his reappearance in the court a real surprise. I have been used to waiting, numb...... Far from tennis for a long period of time is not good for him.

jazz_girl
04-08-2004, 02:59 PM
Please, let's NOT start a cheering thread until we see him in the court actually playing!!! We've been starting a lot of cheering threads in the past, and that doesn't seem to work at all!!!! LMAO!!!

bovenbuuf
04-08-2004, 03:02 PM
yeah you are right Jazz, we start the cheering thread during his 3 minutes warming up...

jazz_girl
04-08-2004, 03:26 PM
Maybe even after the first set!!! LOL!!!

novanora
04-08-2004, 04:07 PM
Oh! Please don't be so pessimistic! I feel we are more and more depressing now! Just care more about the DC tomorrow.

jazz_girl
04-08-2004, 04:16 PM
LOL!!! Yeah, you're right! I'm sooooo excited about tomorrow!!!!

*Ljubica*
04-08-2004, 04:21 PM
Maybe even after the first set!!! LOL!!!

Perhaps you ought to start a cheering thread for me sitting there in the front row waiting for him to come out and play :)

jazz_girl
04-08-2004, 04:28 PM
LOL!!! That's a good idea!!!!! Maybe we'll do it! ;)

Muchacha_83
04-08-2004, 07:17 PM
HI! THANKS FOR THE NEWS jime !! lets hope that saturdays evaluation is positive , it seems that the ankle is still imobilazed so i think that on sunday or monday we will have some better news. we must have positive thinking!! we can let this obstaculs take us down !and i agree on the cheering threat lets just cheer for argentina in the dc for now!!:p
kisses beatriz

Iza
04-10-2004, 09:19 PM
i guess there's no more need to cheer for argentina :sad:

jazz_girl
04-11-2004, 04:54 AM
No, not really...LOL!

Fedex
04-12-2004, 03:32 AM
Argentina :sad: Oh well. I hope Belarus kicks USA's ass, but perhaps i'm hoping for too much. Who do they have that is good besides Mirnyi?? :confused: I have a question Lets say its USA vs. Spain final (likely), would it be played in Spain or USA Obviously Spain would play on clay in Spain. It would be SO fun to see USA crushed 4-0 to Spain on Clay :D :lol: I would get to see it too :)

Dirk
04-12-2004, 03:34 AM
Yes that final would be on clay and in Spain. I think Spain would have a decent shot at the USA on hardcourts too.

Fedex
04-12-2004, 03:36 AM
Thank you Dirk, and for responding so fast! :)

Fedex
04-12-2004, 03:38 AM
. I think Spain would have a decent shot at the USA on hardcourts too.
Yeah, but knowing Moya he'd choke against Andy again, which would be lethal :rolleyes: On hardcourt ofcourse!! No way Carlos chokes against Andy on clay :)

*Ljubica*
04-12-2004, 10:02 AM
Just a small piece of news from today's paper "La Nacion" - let's just keep our fingers tightly crossed and hope that David will be in Monte Carlo next week - guess it just depends how well the ankle responds to the training schedule - if they try to rush things too quickly he will go back to "square 1" again. Good Luck David :)

LA NACION 12/04/04

After surpassing the physical ailments that prevented them from
participating in the Davis Cup, Guillermo Coria and David Nalbandian
will return to their training today (Monday 12th April), with the idea of preparing themselves to return to the circuit next week, in the Masters'
Series in Monte Carlo

( En los courts,Vuelven a entrenarse,La nacion 12/04)

Maia
04-12-2004, 10:10 AM
Thanks, Rosie. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that they'll both be back in no time.

jazz_girl
04-12-2004, 01:28 PM
The Davis Cup, so far and so close
Clarin
http://old.clarin.com/diario/2004/04/12/d-02615.htm
It’s clear that Coria and Nalbandian are decisive in the Davis Cup project in this present and that today, without them, we won’t be able to win. Both of them were prepared, among other things, to get the Cup when they were introduced in the programme of the AAT National School. And that both of them die to hold that cup because they know that behind the Davis comes the sports glory that has much more value than money and ranking points. They were injured this week. Otherwise, what reason can let Coria retire from a TMS final 8 days after after communicating during two weeks in a row with Luza to tell him that last Tuesday he would be ready to train in Minsk? And what explanation can give Nalbandian to justify losing money and ranking for not playing in Indian Wells and Miami after talking to the captain for a whole week in the CeNARD explaining him his schedule that included the Davis till an eventual final?

Either way it’s clear that among so many negative factors exist two that invite to analyze after the trip to Belarus. One is that they surroundings influence too much in the tennis players and that Coria and Nalbandian, among so many others, a lot of times don’t choose which tournaments to play and when stop to rest. The other thing’s got to do with the players that went to that city, the ones that “faced” the situation and went home with a humiliating defeat. Will they accept being part of such a thing again? Is it fair what happened to Cañas, that he had to rush to play and with an injured leg? And what happened to Monaco, that could have suffered a terrible defeat in his debut that could make him doubt with just 20 years old?

Argentine’s tennis must sep growing and maturing in every way: players, to realize that there’s a historic opportunity of being part of the history; trainers, to avoid being so selfish and look for in the Davis the benefit of a lot of people and their own too; directors, to analyze the mistakes and try to use their head to avoid that this defeat against Mirnyi and Voltchkov won’t be the start to search for other objectives.

Finally, should Luza go? Does he have to be replaced by Jaite, Mancini or any other name? The captain thing is another thing, but not that urgent and less relevant. Because, who can guarantee that Coria and Nalbandian won’t be injured if and other captain is in charge? We have a lot of time till the next DC match (april 2005 and Argentina will be seeded) and anything can happen in 12 months. It will be a year to start another dream. Because this DC thing what is all about: it’s just a huge illusion that always gets you.

Iza
04-12-2004, 07:47 PM
Just a small piece of news from today's paper "La Nacion" - let's just keep our fingers tightly crossed and hope that David will be in Monte Carlo next week - guess it just depends how well the ankle responds to the training schedule - if they try to rush things too quickly he will go back to "square 1" again. Good Luck David :)

LA NACION 12/04/04

After surpassing the physical ailments that prevented them from
participating in the Davis Cup, Guillermo Coria and David Nalbandian
will return to their training today (Monday 12th April), with the idea of preparing themselves to return to the circuit next week, in the Masters'
Series in Monte Carlo

( En los courts,Vuelven a entrenarse,La nacion 12/04)

i can't wait til they get 2 play again cos i'm getting bored (as i'm only cheering for jc)

*Ljubica*
04-12-2004, 08:25 PM
i can't wait til they get 2 play again cos i'm getting bored (as i'm only cheering for jc)

Well I don't care too much about Coria, but I'm getting bored too without David - bored and very, very depressed :sad: I'm almost scared to turn on my computer or my phone now in case I hear bad news :sad:

Fedex
04-13-2004, 01:20 AM
Well I don't care too much about Coria, but I'm getting bored too without David - bored and very, very depressed :sad: I'm almost scared to turn on my computer or my phone now in case I hear bad news :sad:
Rosie, we all know how you feel. :sad: Not a very good feeling, when youre favorite player has been out for monthes :sad: May this smilie comfort you :hug: Any good news i here about David and i'll post it here :) Long as you dont beat me to it ;)

*Ljubica*
04-13-2004, 07:28 AM
Rosie, we all know how you feel. :sad: Not a very good feeling, when youre favorite player has been out for monthes :sad: May this smilie comfort you :hug: Any good news i here about David and i'll post it here :) Long as you dont beat me to it ;)

Hey Fedex - your kind words made me cry if that makes sense! Thanks a bunch - this Board is pretty low on kindness sometimes I feel. Anyway - this isn't exactly good news, but it's news - cautious is the word I would use. Please forgive my translation - it's in Clarins if you want to read the original and laugh at my mistakes :) :-

Clarins 12/04/04

On Saturday the Doctor discharged David Nalbandian from the hospital
after his ankle injury, and yesterday David stepped onto a tennis
court for the first time. The World Number 9 now aims for total
recuperation and to play in the Monte Carlo Masters that starts next
Monday.

I have no problems with it" said Nalbandian, "but I stopped training
after only one session, - I am starting very slowly, but so far all
is fine". He trained for about 80 minutes on the clay of the Villa
Racquet Club. On the possibility of being able to return to Monte
Carlo, the player from Unquillo, said "There is a chance because
already I have begun training. Tomorrow (Tuesday) we will do two
practice sessions and see what happens from there and if everything
continues as normal then we will be going. However, Argentina's
Number 2 does not want to hurry. He said, "Yes, if I see that I
don't recover in time, I am not going away to risk anything. I had
the ankle immobilised all last week and I don't want to take anymore
risks with it. Yesterday he had a light training session with young
Juan Pablo Amado. His brother Javier, and trainer Eduardo Infantino
were close by. Said Infantino:- "We have not decided yet when to
travel, - first we need to see how the training goes. Also present
was David's new Fitness Trainer Jorge Trevisan, who explained: that "One has to be careful with recuperation and not mistreat an injury". After the training session., the Cuban Roberto Yunis who is working with the Team on his recuperation, massaged David's ankle and iced the injured zone.

Nalbandian suffered the injury at the beginning of February and it
developed into tendinitis and, last week it had to be be completley
immobilised. When asked about the Davis Cup last week-end, he said he
was "surprised" by the speed of the surface in Belarus.

This is also another article - from "La Nacion" - 12/04/04:

David Nalbandian also gets ready to return to the circuit, and started training yesterday as well as Guillermo Coria. However, his participation in the Monte Carlo Masters' that begins next week is uncertain. "The first day was good and went well with no problems", said David's brother Javier. "We are going to continue with our planning, but have to go little by little, still nothing is definate" The player from Unquillo has been absent from the circuit for all of March due to an injury in his right ankle that took place during the match between Argentina and Morocco in Agadir last February.

Talk to you later!

bovenbuuf
04-13-2004, 07:36 AM
thanks rosie.. well its news, guess he will go to MC, and decides at a late moment if he will play or not, so guess its a good thing to wait a little bit longer with our cheering threat for MC..

novanora
04-13-2004, 02:36 PM
Hi, Rosie! You know, I can't read spanish, but I believe your translation must be great. You are wonderful as you know so many different languages......Thank you for your news, even if David is still uncertain to the MC. I know from your article that even if he practise, it can't last long in case of aggravating the ankle. And after such a long period of not playing, there can be some problem in his state. I don't want it becomes a vicious circle. Should I be more optimistic?

*Ljubica*
04-13-2004, 03:08 PM
Hi, Rosie! You know, I can't read spanish, but I believe your translation must be great. You are wonderful as you know so many different languages......Thank you for your news, even if David is still uncertain to the MC. I know from your article that even if he practise, it can't last long in case of aggravating the ankle. And after such a long period of not playing, there can be some problem in his state. I don't want it becomes a vicious circle. Should I be more optimistic?

Thanks for your kind words Crystal - but I am not that talented - Jazz_Girl beats me in the language stakes every time! As for being more optimistic - well, no I just think you're being realistic like I am, and it sounds like David and his Team are also. Of course, I will be devastated to miss him in Monte Carlo, - but - he must be careful now and not rush things. He will come back, and I will see him then - just hope my Boss at work is understanding about changing my holidays etc.

junekidd
04-13-2004, 03:39 PM
although he is not my fav player, my friend like him, so I pray for him! GOD BLESS HIM!

*Ljubica*
04-13-2004, 04:16 PM
although he is not my fav player, my friend like him, so I pray for him! GOD BLESS HIM!

hey - thanks for your kind words Junekidd

Raquel
04-13-2004, 07:12 PM
I hope David is back playing at Monte Carlo, or at least gets a couple of events before Roland Garros. AND he better play Wimbledon because I want to see him live again :)
David's really become one of my favourites in the last couple of years. I will have to come down and use his forum more :D

bovenbuuf
04-13-2004, 07:16 PM
Yeah Raquel you have to do that! Always nice to see more David Fans!

*Ljubica*
04-13-2004, 07:46 PM
I hope David is back playing at Monte Carlo, or at least gets a couple of events before Roland Garros. AND he better play Wimbledon because I want to see him live again :)
David's really become one of my favourites in the last couple of years. I will have to come down and use his forum more :D

Yes - look forward to hearing from you again - another David fan from my part of the world!

jazz_girl
04-13-2004, 09:11 PM
Welcome to this forum Raquel!!! It's always great to have new fans here! ;)
J.

Raquel
04-13-2004, 09:14 PM
Welcome to this forum Raquel!!! It's always great to have new fans here! ;)
J.


:wavey: Thanks everyone! :)

jazz_girl I LOVE your avatar :hearts:

jazz_girl
04-13-2004, 10:59 PM
LOL!!!! Thanks a lot Raquel!!! I love that pic too, he looks hot!!! LOL!!!!!!!!

Action Jackson
04-14-2004, 10:21 AM
Yes, it's very important for David not to rush any comeback and if that means more time out from the game, than so be it. I would rather him fit and healthy, instead of rushing back and then being out of the game for longer than before.

If he is ready by Rome that would be great, but anything before that would be fantastic. Never get your hopes up too high that he is playing until his name is in the tournament field and takes the court.

Get well soon David, use your mental strength and let the other players know that you mean business.

*Ljubica*
04-14-2004, 10:30 AM
I never get my hopes up too high George - perhaps I ought to adopt your song about always looking on the bright side of life!! Certainly David doesn't look too fit at the moment - he has gained a few kilos in his enforced lay-off, - but guess they will go with time and exercise. Still keeping my fingers firmly crossed for Monte Carlo as I haven't heard anything officially to the contrary .......yet!

Action Jackson
04-14-2004, 10:41 AM
I never get my hopes up too high George - perhaps I ought to adopt your song about always looking on the bright side of life!! Certainly David doesn't look too fit at the moment - he has gained a few kilos in his enforced lay-off, - but guess they will go with time and exercise. Still keeping my fingers firmly crossed for Monte Carlo as I haven't heard anything officially to the contrary .......yet!

That just makes him more cuddly doesn't it? If he started looking like Mancini or Lundgren then I would be worried.

We'll find out soon enough and thanks for the PM, I will answer in full detail later.

*Ljubica*
04-14-2004, 10:48 AM
That just makes him more cuddly doesn't it? If he started looking like Mancini or Lundgren then I would be worried.

We'll find out soon enough and thanks for the PM, I will answer in full detail later.

Well I think he looks cuddly yes - but I would say he will have to be careful or Lundgren proportions are not too far ahead!!! Look forward to hearing from you!

sigmagirl91
04-14-2004, 10:50 AM
No, Rosie, with our help he will be back to "cutielicious" form in no time.

Action Jackson
04-14-2004, 10:53 AM
Well I think he looks cuddly yes - but I would say he will have to be careful or Lundgren proportions are not too far ahead!!! Look forward to hearing from you!

Empanadas and those great steaks could do that to you. Actually the worst thing for him being injured is I wonder if he will miss the Argentine rally? Hopefully he is not injured until July, if it was when Mexico was staged at least he could watched it, lol.

*Ljubica*
04-14-2004, 11:04 AM
OK - I am showing my ignorance here - I know nothing about the Argentine rally - or any other rally come to that (sorry David!), - when is the Argentine rally? And that increased weight looks more like chocolate and stodgy pastries than steak to me!!!

Action Jackson
04-14-2004, 11:06 AM
OK - I am showing my ignorance here - I know nothing about the Argentine rally - or any other rally come to that (sorry David!), - when is the Argentine rally? And that increased weight looks more like chocolate and stodgy pastries than steak to me!!!

It's in the middle of July. So you don't think it's a steak belly? More a chocolate and an empanada belly? I wouldn't worry a few high altitude training sessions would do wonders for that among other things.

sigmagirl91
04-14-2004, 11:12 AM
you all, I think it's an "I ate everything" belly. In any case, he will be back in "cutielicious" form in no time.

*Ljubica*
04-14-2004, 11:20 AM
It's in the middle of July. So you don't think it's a steak belly? More a chocolate and an empanada belly? I wouldn't worry a few high altitude training sessions would do wonders for that among other things.

I recognise the signs of chocolate as I'm a bit of a "chocoholic" myself!! Thanks for the rally information George. - have to admit that despite my "adoration" of David - I can't get into men driving around dirt tracks in muddy cars!!! I find it so boring - why can't he just stick to supporting River than I could at least show an interest?

Action Jackson
04-14-2004, 11:26 AM
I recognise the signs of chocolate as I'm a bit of a "chocoholic" myself!! Thanks for the rally information George. - have to admit that despite my "adoration" of David - I can't get into men driving around dirt tracks in muddy cars!!! I find it so boring - why can't he just stick to supporting River than I could at least show an interest?

I support Independiente, but actually it's the only form of motor racing worth watching Rosie. I think Nalle and I could get you into enjoying it, the WRC that is. At least it's better than those glorified jockeys driving around tarmac tracks with minimal challenges from the elements.

Chocolate is good, I think I should have some now (LIndt). Seriously as long as he gets back into training and is able to play without pain that is the most importan thing.

*Ljubica*
04-14-2004, 11:46 AM
I support Independiente, but actually it's the only form of motor racing worth watching Rosie. I think Nalle and I could get you into enjoying it, the WRC that is. At least it's better than those glorified jockeys driving around tarmac tracks with minimal challenges from the elements.

Chocolate is good, I think I should have some now (LIndt). Seriously as long as he gets back into training and is able to play without pain that is the most importan thing.

OK - I believe you - just never been a motor racing type person - not of any type. And yes I agree - a bit of training will soon get the weight back to normal - it's always difficult for professional sportspeople when they can't do their normal, harsh training regime.......they probably still eat as much as they do when training and their bodies can't cope with the extra calories! Lindt chocolate sounds like a great idea though! Trouble is I don't have any in the house, so I'll have to stick to good old Cadburys!!

*Ljubica*
04-14-2004, 12:27 PM
Some more news from todays newspapers:-

Nalbandian, one step at a time
By La Vos del Interior
http://www.intervoz.com/2004/0414/UM/nota235013_1.htm

Waiting.
David Nalbandian is training and waiting for his ankle
recovery to decide if he goes to the TMS Monte Carlo.

Closer.
His brother Javier said: "We're taking this one day at a
time, but we're getting closer to going." They're hoping he doesn't
feel any pain.

Double shift.
Yesterday he trained in a double shift, he trained with
Guillermo Coria in the Vilas Rackets, and didn't feel any pains in
the ankle.

I also have to say that I have heard he was in a little pain after yesterday's training session - so much conflicting information :sad:

novanora
04-14-2004, 01:26 PM
although he is not my fav player, my friend like him, so I pray for him! GOD BLESS HIM!
Oh, sweetie, 3k u soooooooo much!! I am so moved to see u here and your GOD Blessing! Hope you can come here and support him as often as you can ;) A real friend from Beijing is always precious...

novanora
04-14-2004, 01:50 PM
I can't get into men driving around dirt tracks in muddy cars!!! I find it so boring - why can't he just stick to supporting River than I could at least show an interest?
:lol::lol: Oh! Rosie, how lovely you are!! How can you describe WRC like that:lol: What would David think of your words if he heard it? I think WRC is more interesting than F1. At least, the scenes are changing, not only the tedious tracks...
David sometimes gave me a feeling that he is indulged his so many hobbies too much, and WRC is the most. Sometimes his enthusiasm of WRC even exceeds his tennis career. I hope it is only my wrong illusion and not the real tendency....
His brother Javier said: "We're taking this one day at a
time, but we're getting closer to going." They're hoping he doesn't
feel any pain.
If I am not wrong, I remember that Javier has said the almost same thing before just like IW and Miami, but I doubt how much the truth in it. It seems that the "getting closer" is endless....his answer is always somewhat positive and give me hope, but.....the future is always the contrary!!

*Ljubica*
04-14-2004, 01:57 PM
:lol::lol: Oh! Rosie, how lovely you are!! How can you describe WRC like that:lol: What would David think of your words if he heard it? I think WRC is more interesting than F1. At least, the scenes are changing, not only the tedious tracks...
David sometimes gave me a feeling that he is indulged his so many hobbies too much, and WRC is the most. Sometimes his enthusiasm of WRC even exceeds his tennis career. I hope it is only my wrong illusion and not the real tendency....

If I am not wrong, I remember that Javier has said the almost same thing before just like IW and Miami, but I doubt how much the truth in it. It seems that the "getting closer" is endless....his answer is always somewhat positive and give me hope, but.....the future is always the contrary!!

Sorry Crystal - I didn't know you were a WRC fan!!! I still think it's boring though!!! As for the news - my - you are pessimistic, - but I know what you mean. Evidently David was on TV last night - someone told me that he was still wincing in pain when they changed his bandages :sad: and that he still had pain, - then someone else says he is fine.

sigmagirl91
04-14-2004, 02:40 PM
of course, if you remove a bandage-especially if it's adhesive-you WILL feel pain. seems like the journalists have a flair for the dramatic.
and, I don't care much for car racing, sorry.

novanora
04-14-2004, 02:45 PM
Oh, no, Rosie. I just only find WRC somewhat interesting, not boring as you think. But, definitely, I am far from a fan of WRC;).
As to the news, I think I am more and more pessimistic now, coz you said that David still feels painful in his ankle, then he still has some distance to full recovery. If so, it is better for him to be more patient to wait more. But, maybe I will lose the patience......without seeing him in 3 TMS could be cruel to his fans. Such a long period of time!!
Are you still planning to Monte Carlo?

*Ljubica*
04-14-2004, 02:52 PM
Oh, no, Rosie. I just only find WRC somewhat interesting, not boring as you think. But, definitely, I am far from a fan of WRC;).
As to the news, I think I am more and more pessimistic now, coz you said that David still feels painful in his ankle, then he still has some distance to full recovery. If so, it is better for him to be more patient to wait more. But, maybe I will lose the patience......without seeing him in 3 TMS could be cruel to his fans. Such a long period of time!!
Are you still planning to Monte Carlo?

Probably not - or perhaps only for the week-end to catch up with some friends. I would prefer to go back to work and save my annual leave for when he is playing. The later it goes on though - the more difficult it is to cancel without incurring too many financial penalties for late cancellation.

sigmagirl91
04-14-2004, 03:06 PM
I just came up with a solution to your dilemma, Rosie. Use the money to see David. Let me know first, and I will go with you. We can both whip him into shape with "our plan". What do you say? Maybe we can talk jazz, bovenbuuf, and novanora into joining us. There I go again, wrecking yet another thread. What thread have we not wrecked yet?

*Ljubica*
04-14-2004, 03:20 PM
I just came up with a solution to your dilemma, Rosie. Use the money to see David. Let me know first, and I will go with you. We can both whip him into shape with "our plan". What do you say? Maybe we can talk jazz, bovenbuuf, and novanora into joining us. There I go again, wrecking yet another thread. What thread have we not wrecked yet?

I guess it's because we're bored with no David tennis to watch! When (if) he ever gets back to real competition then we won't have time to wreck threads as we'll be too busy supporting him again.

sigmagirl91
04-14-2004, 03:21 PM
That's true, too. But it doesn't hurt to fantasize a little, does it? I mean, I miss him and all.

*Ljubica*
04-14-2004, 03:30 PM
That's true, too. But it doesn't hurt to fantasize a little, does it? I mean, I miss him and all.

Yes that's true - I know you do - we all do....underneath the joking we're all hurting like hell - PLEASE get well soon David :sad:

Raquel
04-14-2004, 03:55 PM
Double shift.
Yesterday he trained in a double shift, he trained with
Guillermo Coria in the Vilas Rackets, and didn't feel any pains in
the ankle.

I also have to say that I have heard he was in a little pain after yesterday's training session - so much conflicting information :sad:

Thanks for the news Rosie, hopefully if he was hurting it is not too serious.
Also about David's weight, I think he is of the kind of build where a few extra pounds would not be too much of a problem, he could carry it OK as long as it is not too much :)

sigmagirl91
04-14-2004, 04:59 PM
Yeah, Raquel, but I looooved the pic of him on page 14 of the pics thread (not pics II; the original pics thread before we wrecked it). And I am sure that YOU will love it as well....

bovenbuuf
04-14-2004, 05:14 PM
Yes sigma of course I will join you.. would be nice to see David again..

jazz_girl
04-15-2004, 02:44 AM
New article:
14/04/04

Nalbandián and Coria cleared rumors to the press
http://www.territoriodigital.com/nota.aspx?c=8511874193896680

The cordobés claimed that “they always want to change coaches when we lose and not when we win”, in reference to an eventual retirement of Gustavo Luza as a coach. The santafesino showed himself upset because a player said that “something was gonna happen to him and that he would not be in the DC”.
The tennis player Guillermo Coria cleared some things out publicly, that said, upset him over the last few days, about his absence in the DC series between Belarus and Argentina.
Coria answered the comments of “a player” that he didn’t want to mention and rejected the version that said that he didn’t go to Minsk because of economical reasons. “It upsets me that a player has said in his club, before the last match of the DC, ‘you’ll see that something’s gonna apeen to Coria and he won’t play’”, said. He also mentioned that with Gustavo everything is ok”, but he didn’t want to answer who the player was. “I won’t say it, but I know who he is and various players know too”, insisted.
Then he went on “I want to make something else clear” and indicated that “it was said last year that David and I didn’t play the DC because of economical thing. We played in Morocco and we haven’t cashed yet, we didn’t see one peso and that shows that we’re not interested in money”, indicated. And finally he said a very original phrase: “To represent your country you have to do it with your heart and not thinking about other stuff”.
However Nalbandian assured that “I don’t know who decides who is and who isn’t, if he stays or not. I mean, they always want to change coaches when we lose and not when we win. So I’m no one to say who should be a coach or if the one we have should stay or not”.
He also said that “you suffer from outside”, like it happened in the last match of the DC, when he couldn’t be there because of an injury. “Now we have to wait one more year and it’s important to have a goal in the Davis. I think that the guys tried their best and lost, maybe because of the surface”, said the cordobes.
Nalbandian, 9th in the ATP ranking, is out of the circuit since the beginnings of March because of an ankle injury, that he suffered during a DC match in February.
Not him nor Guillermo Coria were able to play against Belarus the last week-end, a match that Argentina lost 5-0.

lilianspring
04-15-2004, 04:38 AM
Oh,My god.
How could that player had said that.
I always believe that Coria is willing to play for his country if he could.
I remember that he said he would go to Minsk when he was interviewed after he retired at the match against Roddick.He said his coutry needed him especially when Nalbandian was out.

ps:Is there any info about if David Nalbandian will go to Monte-Carlo.
And how is Coria?Is he fully ready to play?

*Ljubica*
04-15-2004, 05:27 AM
Oh,My god.
How could that player had said that.
I always believe that Coria is willing to play for his country if he could.
I remember that he said he would go to Minsk when he was interviewed after he retired at the match against Roddick.He said his coutry needed him especially when Nalbandian was out.

ps:Is there any info about if David Nalbandian will go to Monte-Carlo.
And how is Coria?Is he fully ready to play?

Well Lilianspring, - David is doing OK and recovering slowly, but probably won't play in Monte Carlo - it would be a bit too soon after such a long lay-off and he is more likely to make his comeback to the Tour in Barcelona the week after instead. But he plans to fly to Europe this week-end and finish his training and recuperation here.

I don't know too much about Coria, but the papers say he flew out yesterday (Wednesday), so I guess he is doing OK.

lilianspring
04-15-2004, 06:03 AM
Thank you very much for your infomation.Rosie.
And good luck to David,hope he could win some greate titles this year.
Then will you change your plan to go to Barcelona? :)
Or I think maybe you can go to Rome,I think he would not miss that one,would he?

Maybe Shanghai will hold Master Cup in 2005 again.
Then I will be glad to see them all,Coria,David,Rogi,etc.
Just hope there is no injury with them from now on,then I think they can come to Shanghai. :worship: :worship:

*Ljubica*
04-15-2004, 07:34 AM
Thank you very much for your infomation.Rosie.
And good luck to David,hope he could win some greate titles this year.
Then will you change your plan to go to Barcelona? :)
Or I think maybe you can go to Rome,I think he would not miss that one,would he?

Maybe Shanghai will hold Master Cup in 2005 again.
Then I will be glad to see them all,Coria,David,Rogi,etc.
Just hope there is no injury with them from now on,then I think they can come to Shanghai. :worship: :worship:

Going to Barcelona would be virtually impossible for me because of work commitments - maybe one or two days - not sure yet. It's my birthday on the finals week-end so could go then as it is also a Public Holiday here in England, but doubt David would get that far in his first tournament :sad: Probably still go to Monte Carlo for the first few days - see my friends and hopefully see David practice!

Action Jackson
04-15-2004, 07:39 AM
Going to Barcelona would be virtually impossible for me because of work commitments - maybe one or two days - not sure yet. It's my birthday on the finals week-end so could go then as it is also a Public Holiday here in England, but doubt David would get that far in his first tournament :sad: Probably still go to Monte Carlo for the first few days - see my friends and hopefully see David practice!

Bad luck Rosie, but I will be looking for you in the Monte Carlo. Too bad David probably won't be there as I would look for the eccentric woman in the front row near Eduardo and think aha there is Rosie.

*Ljubica*
04-15-2004, 08:08 AM
Bad luck Rosie, but I will be looking for you in the Monte Carlo. Too bad David probably won't be there as I would look for the eccentric woman in the front row near Eduardo and think aha there is Rosie.

If you would like I will hold up a banner - "Hello GWH - my Hero - Wish You Were Here :) "


Btw - just because I am English doesn't necessarily mean I'm eccentric - though I could always paint my face with the Union jack to play along with the stereotype and make myself more recognisable!
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bovenbuuf
04-15-2004, 10:13 AM
One more week without scaring the rivals
Ole claren 15.4.2004
http://www.ole.clarin.com/jsp/v3/pagina.jsp?pagId=742489

The reappearance of David Nalbandian in Monte Carlo follows in doubt.
Although he improved of the injury in the right ankle, not yet isis
it ready. Something is safe: he is not going to risk.

Monday began, after 40 days without official activity (at the
beginning of March he played in Dubai, where he was eliminated in
first round by the Finn Jarkko Nieminen). The work grew in intensity,
to get to the point that Eduardo Infantino said to him yesterday also
to Olé that "for a day that we took advantage to do everything:
tennis, physical training and, of course, recovery of the ankle
injury". There is the question: if the injury in the right ankle,
that suffered in the Davis Cup tie against Morocco, the 6 of
February, in the duel with Hicham Arazi in Agadir, leaves the
Cordovan retakes the competition, next week, in the Masters Series
of Monte Carlo , whose main draw begins Monday.

The twist that derived in tendinitis and accumulation from liquid
and, also, forced because of the immobilization of the zone to use a
brace, already he has misfortune that he will recover in time, with
the completion in Buenos Aires. The certainties of the return in
Monaco are not absolute, something in which Javier Nalbandian agrees
with Infantino. "yes, the progression in the training leaves us
satisfied, but still we can't assure that David will return to
activity in Monte Carlo. Perhaps we must wait for one more week. We
followed with the idea to travel Sunday, although he doesn't play
Monday, we can complet the work guideline in Europe", added coach.

Why so many doubts on the date?
- Becauseof the type of injury - the tendinitis, with pain that is
attenuated until disappearing, tends to "deceive" a real recovery he
advises prudence with it. It is more, 22 of March, after the
frustrated passage in Key Biscayne (the sudden absence cost
Nalbandian a fine of 40,000 dollars), Nø 9 of the world was put to
train in Cordova and existed confidence in which he will "be well for
match against Bielorrusia", as then Infantino thought.

Ice and massages integrated the therapy in Unquillo, that ratified
his decision of not taking greater risks in one season that opened
with luck auspices (it swept to Andy Roddick and Andre Agassi in the
contest exhibition of Kooyong,and at the Australian Opened where he
reached QF), but than he was interrupted in an abrupt way: in 22
matches distributed in ten weeks that are at the ATP calendar (as
soon as the first Grand Slam and the Masters Series of Indian Wells
and Miami did not share poster with another competition), the
Cordovan participated in a pair.

Under no aspect we are going away to risk the injury any further",
ratified Javier, brother of David, to this newspaper, an unanimous
position to cut traumas.

The other single top 10 player with problems, Guillermo Coria,
straightens the course: after the renal affection, he embarked
yesterday in Monte Carlo togehter with Fabian Blengino, his DT

novanora
04-15-2004, 03:03 PM
3k u for your article, Jud! Then they don't want to risk anything. Maybe they are right. It is not proper for David to attend a TMS after such a long period of not training normally. I'd rather his waiting more week than playing terribly in MC just like Dubai. Or even worse, his not fully recovered injury could be aggravate again, and then maybe we had to wait again and again.......I am really tired of doing that....

sigmagirl91
04-15-2004, 03:06 PM
I would much rather that, too, novanora, but you know how tournament directors are. They will fine for non-appearance. I don't know. Maybe he should wait, but the waiting seems to get longer and longer. Maybe he doesn't feel that he is up to playing a match if he's not 100%?

novanora
04-15-2004, 03:18 PM
yeah, Sigma, I know the fine, but what can you do even you know that? Look our thread now, full of waiting, pessimistic mood and sad news. Maybe David's forum of MTF is the most miserable one now. More terrible, the waiting seems endless! Everytime a piece of somewhat positive news of his reappearing in the court would definitely follows by a sad news. Even if I have been used to it, the patience is losing. I don't know how to describe it, maybe "numb"? Of course, David can wait for his right time, and all of us will wait for his right time. But such thing is really a testing and torture for me :(

jazz_girl
04-15-2004, 03:28 PM
I was watching the Estoril match, Safin vs some french guy...Well,
before the match there was a journalist with Luza and they showed
some images and David's speech from that competition when he won.
The Luza said that he had talked to him this morning and that he's
been training that he will train today as well and he'll make a
decision, Luza said that he sounded optimistic.
The he defended both David and Coria for not going to the DC tie and
also mentioned those open letters. He said that no player will miss
IW and Miami just as an excuse and that he never doubted Coria and
David's injuries...

sigmagirl91
04-15-2004, 03:37 PM
yeah, Sigma, I know the fine, but what can you do even you know that? Look our thread now, full of waiting, pessimistic mood and sad news. Maybe David's forum of MTF is the most miserable one now. More terrible, the waiting seems endless! Everytime a piece of somewhat positive news of his reappearing in the court would definitely follows by a sad news. Even if I have been used to it, the patience is losing. I don't know how to describe it, maybe "numb"? Of course, David can wait for his right time, and all of us will wait for his right time. But such thing is really a testing and torture for me :(

I know, I know. It's painful to hear bad news sometimes, but all we can do is wait. And figure out what new thread we can start in the middle of waiting....

jazz_girl
04-24-2004, 05:16 PM
Just a nice article I wanted to share:
24/04/04

The duel that’s beginning
By Clarin
http://www.clarin.com/diario/hoy/d-07701.htm
In those brilliant juniors years, when Guillermo Coria was Willy and David Nalbandian was called “Hilacha”(“lose thread” a nickname by his dad because he was very untidy) or Gringo, suffered when they had to face each other in the court. There weren’t many times that they played each other, it’s true and they barely defined an important match in a junior final in Roland Garros 1999. But, like in Paris, it was almost always that the santafesino imposed himself, and meant an enigma for his partner of victories in clay. Time went by, both of they became pros and the circuit put them face to face three times: Lima’s challenger 2000, in the AT&T Cup 2003 and yesterday, in Monte Carlo. Three times and always on clay Coria won. But there’s a question: Is Coria still an enigma for Nalbandian when the unquillense is nowadays one of the best tennis players in the world?
The results give a positive answer and it looks like from yesterday’s duel from the two best Argentinean tennis players that today is about a emotional side and for the ancestry that one seems to have above the other. The antecedents are heavy and on clay Coria advantages Nalbandian. It’s his favorite surface, the 4th in the world plays like the N°1: makes little mistakes, has patience without limits, is able to look for the lines 6 or 7 times in a row and it seems like he’s playing on ice skates: he always gets to all the balls. It’s clear that the cordobés chances will grow when they face each other in a fast surface and that yesterday suffered the consequences of not feeling totally secure about his right ankle(that foot supports the drive and Nalbandian hit it more flat and fast and that’s why he made so many mistakes).
Connors won their first 8 matches against Lendl and this one took revenge beating him the last 17th times they played. It’s just a fact. Because beyond the temporary dominance, Coria and Nalbandian will play a lot of decisive matches. And that’s the value that counts.

Tuga
04-24-2004, 10:27 PM
Thanks for the great article J_Girl!!!

I think Nalbandian its better than coria because in hard court he wins more easily! David is an all court player and Coria in Grass and Hard court fells bad!

Vamos "HILLACHA"!Portugal está contigo! :angel:

sigmagirl91
04-25-2004, 12:37 AM
Just a nice article I wanted to share:
24/04/04

The duel that’s beginning
By Clarin
http://www.clarin.com/diario/hoy/d-07701.htm
In those brilliant juniors years, when Guillermo Coria was Willy and David Nalbandian was called “Hilacha”(“lose thread” a nickname by his dad because he was very untidy) or Gringo, suffered when they had to face each other in the court. There weren’t many times that they played each other, it’s true and they barely defined an important match in a junior final in Roland Garros 1999. But, like in Paris, it was almost always that the santafesino imposed himself, and meant an enigma for his partner of victories in clay. Time went by, both of they became pros and the circuit put them face to face three times: Lima’s challenger 2000, in the AT&T Cup 2003 and yesterday, in Monte Carlo. Three times and always on clay Coria won. But there’s a question: Is Coria still an enigma for Nalbandian when the unquillense is nowadays one of the best tennis players in the world?
The results give a positive answer and it looks like from yesterday’s duel from the two best Argentinean tennis players that today is about a emotional side and for the ancestry that one seems to have above the other. The antecedents are heavy and on clay Coria advantages Nalbandian. It’s his favorite surface, the 4th in the world plays like the N°1: makes little mistakes, has patience without limits, is able to look for the lines 6 or 7 times in a row and it seems like he’s playing on ice skates: he always gets to all the balls. It’s clear that the cordobés chances will grow when they face each other in a fast surface and that yesterday suffered the consequences of not feeling totally secure about his right ankle(that foot supports the drive and Nalbandian hit it more flat and fast and that’s why he made so many mistakes).
Connors won their first 8 matches against Lendl and this one took revenge beating him the last 17th times they played. It’s just a fact. Because beyond the temporary dominance, Coria and Nalbandian will play a lot of decisive matches. And that’s the value that counts.

Don't the media consider Coria a "faster" player than David? I think so because, for one, David's body is bigger. I do know that, once they play each other more regularly on other surfaces, David will get the advantage.

novanora
04-25-2004, 03:16 AM
Just a nice article I wanted to share:
24/04/04

The duel that’s beginning
By Clarin
http://www.clarin.com/diario/hoy/d-07701.htm
In those brilliant juniors years, when Guillermo Coria was Willy and David Nalbandian was called “Hilacha”(“lose thread” a nickname by his dad because he was very untidy) or Gringo, suffered when they had to face each other in the court. There weren’t many times that they played each other, it’s true and they barely defined an important match in a junior final in Roland Garros 1999. But, like in Paris, it was almost always that the santafesino imposed himself, and meant an enigma for his partner of victories in clay. Time went by, both of they became pros and the circuit put them face to face three times: Lima’s challenger 2000, in the AT&T Cup 2003 and yesterday, in Monte Carlo. Three times and always on clay Coria won. But there’s a question: Is Coria still an enigma for Nalbandian when the unquillense is nowadays one of the best tennis players in the world?
The results give a positive answer and it looks like from yesterday’s duel from the two best Argentinean tennis players that today is about a emotional side and for the ancestry that one seems to have above the other. The antecedents are heavy and on clay Coria advantages Nalbandian. It’s his favorite surface, the 4th in the world plays like the N°1: makes little mistakes, has patience without limits, is able to look for the lines 6 or 7 times in a row and it seems like he’s playing on ice skates: he always gets to all the balls. It’s clear that the cordobés chances will grow when they face each other in a fast surface and that yesterday suffered the consequences of not feeling totally secure about his right ankle(that foot supports the drive and Nalbandian hit it more flat and fast and that’s why he made so many mistakes).
Connors won their first 8 matches against Lendl and this one took revenge beating him the last 17th times they played. It’s just a fact. Because beyond the temporary dominance, Coria and Nalbandian will play a lot of decisive matches. And that’s the value that counts.
3ks for the interesting article, Jazz! "Hilacha",:lol::lol:, and he was untidy? :lol::lol: I think I can picture that.....
Anyway, David has a not bad starting of the clay season and on the good road. There will always be an exciting competition between him and Coria. Maybe Coria is a very special opponent to him. They grew together and know a lot with each other. So every match between them could be very close. Once David beats Coria, especially on clay, then he will get a lot confidence and find the way how to beat him on clay. I believe it won't take much time for this guy;)

Ma. Estefania
04-26-2004, 02:38 AM
Interesting articles......

jazz_girl
04-28-2004, 09:43 PM
Nalbandian: “I disagree on how and the way it was done”
Clarin
http://www.clarin.com/diario/hoy/um/m-750593.htm

The tennis player David Nalbandian said about the letter in which they asked for the dismissal of the DC captain, Gustavo Luza “I don’t agree on how and the way it was done. To the DC there’s still one year left. It wasn’t time to talk about it.”

Today there were rumors that Nalbandian had a strong argument about the Davis Cup with Gastón Gaudio, in the lockers of the Tennis Real Club in Barcelona, where both of them participate in the Conde de Godo tournament. The player denied that there had been any arguments and pointed to the journalist that asked him that: “You’re totally wrong”. David Nalbandian limit himself to say: “I had a chat with a couple of partners and that stays among us”, at the same time he assured that “I have a good relationship and dialogue with everyone. I have no problems.”

About the petition in which the Argentine tennis players ask for Luza dismissal, explained that there was a debate in a meeting they had last week during the MC tournament, in which “ we had an interchange of opinions and suggested a couple of names”, added.

bovenbuuf
04-29-2004, 06:35 AM
Thanks Jazz, well I must say that I agree with David, this was not the way to do it...

jazz_girl
05-10-2004, 01:28 PM
10/05/04
Tiredness and an inspired Moya stopped David

http://www.clarin.com/diario/2004/05/10/deportes/d-03001.htm

Beyond the defeat, the Argentinean will appear 6th in the ranking, his best spot in his career. Today starts Hamburg.

ROMA. ANSA, DPA Y ESPECIAL.
An inspired Carlos Moyá and the physical tiredness were a lethal combination for David Nalbandian’s hopes of winning in Rome. The unquillense lost the final yesterday against the Spaniard for a strong 6-3 6-3 6-1, but will have a consolation: today he’ll appear in the 6th place of the world ranking, the best spot of his career.

After Moyá (6th favourite) didn’t give any chances to the Argentinean (5th) in the last match of the tournament that gave 2.425.000 euros and was on clay. The ex N°1 managed the game since the start and was the one who set the rhythm. He was solid in the background, with good returns and had always the match on his hands, a duel less dramatic than it was imagined. It only lasted 1h and 44 minutes.

Nalbandian was tired after a week with very hard matches and was less secure than in other compromises. He showed his fighting spirit in part of the second set. It wasn’t enough, although he’ll take a prize of 198.000 euros. The mallorquí, in the meantime, added 396.000 euros to his bank.

Moya won the first set in 36 minutes, after breaking Nalbandian’s service in the fifth game. It was the second set when the cordobes was close to get even. There he tried to play more points near the net and was close to breaking his service. But he didn’t take advantage of that reaction and in the third, there was no parity: Moya had some luxury moments and ended comfortably.

To Moya (6th Spaniard to win in the Foro Itálico), 27 years old, the victory meant being the best player in the circuit with the most victories this season: 33, one more than Roddick who was defeated in the first round.

Rome’s was the third TMS this season having an Argentinean in the final, after Guillermo Coria in Miami and Monte Carlo (lost in the US and won in Monaco). Besides, with yesterday’s, the Argentineans add 5 weeks in a row getting to a final in the circuit: Coria in Miami, Chela in Estoril, Coria in Monte Carlo and Gaudio in Barcelona. Today Hamburg starts and Roland Garros in two weeks. With the successful present of La Legión, it’s impossible not to illusion…

*Ljubica*
05-10-2004, 05:30 PM
Hi all - just checking in from Hamburg where I have just arrived after a long and bad journey from Rome. Of course I am sad that David lost the final, but still immensely proud of him.......I am sorry this is a short message, but the girl in the Business Centre in this Hotel is trying to close and I am holding her up.

Love to all and good luck to David tomorrow.

Rosie

jazz_girl
05-10-2004, 08:09 PM
Hi Rosie!!!
Nice to hear from you!!! And please, have fun tomorrow!!!!

jazz_girl
05-11-2004, 11:23 AM
11/05/04

It’s been 21 years
Clarin

ROMA. ESPECIAL
http://www.clarin.com/diario/2004/05/11/deportes/d-05604.htm

He didn’t win the final against the Spaniard Carlos Moya in the Rome TMS, but the cordobes David Nalbandian took an important award: he went from the eighth to the sixth spot in the world Ranking, his best position in his professional career.

This way, and as Guillermo Coria held his third place, both broke a 21 year curse without two Argentinean among the first 6 spots. The last time happened on March 28th, 1983 when Guillermo Vilas was 4th and José Luis Clerc in the 6th.

Nalbandian went up 14 spots in the Champion’s RACE-that qualifies for the Houston Masters- and is in the 8th place, while the santafesino went from the third to the fourth.

bovenbuuf
05-12-2004, 09:34 AM
I found an article from David in la nacion, it was along article,
most of Zabaleta, who did manage to reach round 2.. so I just
translated the parts about David

Negative score
La nacion 12/5/04

HAMBURG. - It was not the best day for Argentine tennis players in
Hamburg, a Masters Series that distribute 2.425.000 euros in
prizemoney. David Nalbandian and Gastón Gaudio were eliminated,
whereas Mariano Zabaleta was the only national representative who
went yesterday to the second round of the contest.

Zabaleta won by 3-6, 6-1 and 6-4 from thee Swedish Robin Soderling,
whereas Gaudio lost from number 1 of the world, the Swiss Roger
Federer, by 6-1, 5-7 and 6-4, and David Nalbandian fell before the
Spanish David Ferrer by 6-2 and 6-3.

Nalbandian, sixth in the world-wide ranking, played bad, was too
erratic and clearly was surpassed by Ferrer (57), in a defeat that
will make him lose points that he had, because he reached last year
the semifinals.
The Cordovan lost at the end of the match of Rome, sagainst the
Spanish Carlos Moyá.

"The conditions were very difficult for me", Nalbandian
apologized,he arrived at Hamburg late in afternoon from Monday and
wasnot been able to rest.

"Besides,it was very cold, Ferrer had it all to him and I did not
have one of my better days" David said. The Argentinean said, that he
did not know what was going to do now, "very sudden".


.... .....

novanora
05-13-2004, 02:17 PM
Thanks, boven!! David doesn't like cold weather, then he doesn't like winter? but he was born in winter, right? No wonder why he likes yellow in Rome, warm color can bring the mental tempreture to him;) let me learn to accept the loss.....

jazz_girl
05-13-2004, 03:42 PM
No, he was born in the middle of summer here in Argentina!

bovenbuuf
05-13-2004, 04:34 PM
yes, and then its really hot, even more if you compare it with the European weather....

novanora
05-13-2004, 05:04 PM
Well, it's the coldest time in China......ok, i see it! What a difference!!!

*Ljubica*
05-14-2004, 09:48 PM
Hi all - just wanted to say that I am back from my adventures in Rome and Hamburg ..............I'm far too tired to write match reports or anything here now - of course it was a shame that David couldn't win the Rome Final - and even more of a shame about the Hamburg result - but these things happen and I am still proud of our David. I will be back when I have had a good night's sleep!

Love,

Rosie

jazz_girl
05-14-2004, 10:53 PM
Welcome back Rosie! ;)

novanora
05-15-2004, 08:51 AM
Welcome!!! Have a good rest, rosie!! :D

jazz_girl
05-18-2004, 12:21 AM
David is in the "play of the week" in the ATP site. It's one where he played against Costa, here's the link:
http://www.atptennis.com/en/mercedesbenz/

*Ljubica*
05-18-2004, 05:26 AM
David is in the "play of the week" in the ATP site. It's one where he played against Costa, here's the link:
http://www.atptennis.com/en/mercedesbenz/

Thanks for the link Jazz_Girl....it certainly was a great match - one of the most tense matches I have ever been to live I think.

Action Jackson
05-18-2004, 10:22 AM
I found a Q&A with David in a tennis magazine and I will write it out here for all the Nalle fans.

sigmagirl91
05-18-2004, 10:58 AM
Can't wait to read it, George, thanks.

jazz_girl
05-18-2004, 12:20 PM
Yeah!!! I wanna read that too! When was it?

jazz_girl
05-18-2004, 01:54 PM
China Open Signs Landmark Deal


© Getty Images
The China Open today announced a landmark agreement with national network China Central Television (CCTV) that will result in the biggest domestic television broadcast of any tennis tournament in the world.

They also announced that in addition to previously confirmed stars, former US Open champion, Marat Safin, former French Open winner, Carlos Moya and Thai sensation, Paradorn Srichaphan, additional top players for the September 10-26 event at the new Beijing Tennis Centre will include reigning French Open champion Juan Carlos Ferrero and 2002 Wimbledon runner-up David Nalbandian.

Hailing the deal with CCTV5, China’s nationwide sports channel, tournament director Lincoln Venancio said, “CCTV is making a long-term commitment to the China Open. CCTV will represent to the China Open what the BBC represents to Wimbledon and what CBS represents to the US Open. With approximately seven hours of live broadcasts per day, plus additional highlights programmes, September will truly be ‘Tennis Month’ in China.”

“This momentous agreement is a giant step forward in the China Open’s drive to become one of the world’s top tennis tournaments and it will ensure that the great tennis being played at the China Open will be broadcast to the entire Chinese population. Furthermore, the action shown on CCTV will also be beamed to dozens of other countries around the world, ensuring success and exposure for the China Open on a global scale.”

Ma Guoli, president of CCTV Sports, welcomed the agreement, saying “Today is a historic day for tennis in China. CCTV is delighted to become the Official Host Broadcaster of the China Open. We will take great pride in delivering the world-class tennis that will be played to the people of China. This historic broadcast – totally over 150 hours – will be greater in scale than the domestic TV coverage of any other tennis event in the world. CCTV reaches over one billion people while CCTV5 reaches over 700 million people. Without question, we are looking at reach the largest domestic audience for any tennis event in history.”

“In order to continue to improve the broadcast standard of sport in China, CCTV will also host a sports broadcasting conference around the staging of the China Open which will provide an excellent opportunity to television companies from our country and the region to familiarize themselves with the latest developments in sports broadcasting.”

The China Open, part of the ATP, will have a unique format featuring competitions for men, women, seniors and juniors.

Spanish world number four Ferrero said he was looking forward to the tournament, which will be played on “medium pace” hard courts. “I’m very excited about coming to play at the China Open,” he said. “I’m sure it will become a very significant tournament and I would like very much to be the first person in history to win it.”

“I’m very comfortable on medium pace hard courts and reached the US Open final last year and the Australian Open semi-finals this year. I’m sure the atmosphere will be electrifying and I look forward to playing my best tennis for the people of China.”

Ferrero will be joined in the draw by Argentina’s Nalbandian, the current world number six, plus former Australian Open finalist and world number five Rainer Schuettler of Germany, American Davis Cup stars Taylor Dent and Jan-Michael Gambill, all-action Moroccan tour veteran, Younes El Aynaoui and rising Spanish star Rafael Nadal.

Tournament director Venancio added, “The clear objectives of the China Open are: to develop it into one of the world’s top five tennis tournaments; to make it Asia’s premier annual sports event; and to ensure it is a great asset to China’s preparations for the 2008 Olympic Games. With the backing of China’s Ministry of Sports and the Beijing Municipal Government, with a star-studded line-up of players, and with a state-of-the-art tennis facility, we are extremely confident about achieving these goals.”

As managing director of ATP International, Mr. Brad Drewett said, "As the governing body for men's professional tennis worldwide, we at the ATP are very pleased that China's national broadcaster CCTV is joining the China Open as Official Host Broadcaster. China is a very fast growing market for our sport and the China Open will be a very important tournament. We fully support CCTV's efforts in making the images of the China Open accessible to the entire Chinese nation. We are also very pleased to deliver great ATP stars such as Marat Safin, Juan Carlos Ferrero, Paradorn Srichaphan, Rainer Schuettler, Taylor Dent, Jan-Michael Gambill ,David Nalbandian, Rafael Nadal, Younes El Aynaoui and Carlos Moya to the China Open."

The China Open will remain in the 2008 Olympic Capital for a minimum of 10 years (2004-2013) under the leadership of its tournament chairmen, National Minister of Sport Yuan Weimin and Beijing Mayor Wang Qishan.

* The China Open is organised by China's National Ministry of Sport and Beijing Municipal Government.

http://www.atptennis.com/en/newsandscores/news/2004/chinaopen.asp

novanora
05-18-2004, 02:19 PM
Thanks!! Jazz!! The news is soooooo great!! and very special to me! I hope after US Open, everything will be OK, then if lucky enough, i can watch David playing live!! and welcome all of u to have tennis trip in my country and give me the opportunity to be the host, though i know it's very far from you all;)

jazz_girl
05-18-2004, 04:02 PM
I'd love to go, but I know I won't be able to do it this year, maybe in the future!
I knew you were gonna like these news! ;)

*Ljubica*
05-18-2004, 05:23 PM
Thanks!! Jazz!! The news is soooooo great!! and very special to me! I hope after US Open, everything will be OK, then if lucky enough, i can watch David playing live!! and welcome all of u to have tennis trip in my country and give me the opportunity to be the host, though i know it's very far from you all;)

I'm really pleased for you Crystal - hope you enjoy every moment of the tournamnt and that David wins it for you :) yes it is very far from me, - but maybe one day!

And GWH - look forward to the interview when you have time to post it.

sigmagirl91
05-18-2004, 06:17 PM
Yes, Crystal, too bad I won't be able to go, but I hope to see him on TV.

Action Jackson
05-20-2004, 04:39 AM
A Quick Chat With David Nalbandian

David Nalbandian took the tennis world by surprise when he stormed to the final of Wimbledon 2002. At just 20 years of age, the Argentine was contending his first tournament on grass.

His journey to success had begun four years earlier in New York, when he won the 1998 US Open junior boy's title defeating Switzerland's Roger Federer in the final. It was the first sign of a successful rivalry for Nalbandian, who has become one of the few players on tour with a winning edge over the top-ranked Swiss player. Although Federer defeated him in two matches, Nalbandian had previously won their first five ATP tour clashes.

An exception to most South American players who enjoy their best results on clay, Nalbandian attributes his success on a range of surfaces to the hardcourt his family installed in their backyard when he was a child.

Now a major contender at any tournament he contests, Nalbandian will be a player to watch at the All England Club in June. The World No. 8 chats with Hernan Macias.

Q: How do you rate your form for 2004?

David: very well, except for the foot problem that avoided me to play in Buenos Aires, I was doing very well. I think I made a very good performance in Australia and we (Nalbandian abd Argentine team mates Guillermo Coria, Agustin Calleri and Lucas Arnold) accomplished what we supposed to do in the Davis Cup (first round)

You have stated that your main goal for this season is to reach the top of the rankings. How are you going with this?

Well... you know it is not an easy task so we have to work hard on this.

Is it possible to beat such an extraordinary player like Roger Federer who is playing incredible tennis?

I think I can win every match that I play. If I am mixed among the very best players, that means something right? Although my rivals know how to play good tennis, I know how to play it too. Therefore, I think everyone is able to beat the number one in the world, or the number two or anyone.

What is the difference between you and other top players like Federer, Andy Roddick and Juan Carlos Ferrero?

Almost nothing. The difference that you must have to beat them is play very well facing them. I mean, I consider that I am at the same level to the three players that you mentioned. I am training very hard every day trying to accomplish the objectives that I propose to myself. Every tennis matchis different, there is not one easy match. The clashes against them are very difficult because they are also struggling for some big trophies.

Which of these two things are more important in your tennis career: the victory in the 1998 US Open junior boys' competition or the 2002 Wimbledon final?

These are two different stages in my career, but I think both are (different) from each other. I think good results in the professional circuit are more important

Did reaching the 2002 Wimbledon final change your professional life?

Yes, I think some things have changed since then. However as I said before, every time the objectives are bigger and we are working very hard to keep on fighting for the first places in the ranking. That final made me realise about the level that I had- now I am trying to improve my tennis even more.

What part of your game do you need to improve?

All parts of my game. I think I should start adjusting all the aspects of my tennis. I should try to become a more complete player. So, I am working in every single part that my game involves.

Action Jackson
05-20-2004, 04:41 AM
Part 2 of the interview.

What do you think about Lleyton Hewitt?

I think that Hewitt is a player who is returning to be the big player he was a couple of years ago. He is a possible winner in every tournament he gets in and we must consider him a dangerous rival.

And what do you think about the Poo ( Mark Philippoussis)?

I think the Poo is also a very dangerous player to play against, but very different to Hewitt in style terms. One must be careful with the Poo because Mark plays very well and the days Mark serves well, one must be careful and pay attention when facing him.

What do you think about the doubles ranking system used by the ATP?

Well, I don't like to talk about those things I don't know the ATP people did it for a reason and should be right. That is something that something the ATP works for.

Would you prefer to win Roland Garros or Wimbledon?

Wimbledon. I was runner-up in London and I would like to have a second chance in a final match.

Is it true that you actually hate to lose?

It depends ...... (Laughs). It depends on the game I play and my willigness to win.

Which are the things that tennis gave you and the things tennis took away from you?

Many things, there were many pros and many cons. However, I don't complain about the life I live.

Who do you like to face in competition?

I don't have a preference for any player. I play against the one I have as a rival in luck and I try to do the best I can, that's it.

Who is your greatest rival : Federer, Coria or another player?

I think every player, there is not a special opponent for me. Everyone who is on top of the rankings is hard, so it creates a little rivalry. But I think everybody wants to win, so it's very difficult to choose one player.

Do you consider yourself capable of winning the Australian Open some day?

Yes, I think I am capable of winning any tournament. It is a question of time, of training hard and obviously competing.

Whom did you admire when you were a child?

Boris Becker. His style was great and his game was fantastic.

How do you deal with being a famous person, especially in Argentina?

Easy. I try to handle it the best I can.

Do you think all the players receive the same treatment when they go through doping tests no matter which are their nationalities and ranking positions?

Well the truth is I don't know. I can say to you that I was tested 18 times and nothing else. I can not answer the question for the rest of the players, but if the test goes positive there must be a reason, and if it goes negative there must be a reason too.

Are you going to compete in the Olympics this year?
Yes, I am. I think it's a tough competition where everyone will try to reach it in a good level and will also try to win it. The Olympics are not held every single year, so I am very excited to play in Athens.


Sidenote: As we know David is a rally nut. He has navigated for rally rider and good friend Marcos Ligato (who also hails from Cordoba). Rally races are extremely popular in Cordoba and some experts suggest that Nalbandian could practice this sport some day in the future.

*Ljubica*
05-20-2004, 05:31 AM
Hi George - and thanks for taking the time and trouble to post the interview. I guess from the questions on Mark P and Lleyton it is from an Australian magazine, - am I right?

Great that David is definately planning to play in Athens. Thanks again.

Supersonik
05-20-2004, 05:35 AM
Thanks for that GWH, it was from an Australian tennis magazine, even though who interviewed him must have been of Spanish/South American descent.

Action Jackson
05-20-2004, 05:38 AM
Yes, Rosie and Sonik you found me out it was from an Aussie magazine. I know I would have grilled him more, but that's just me.

bovenbuuf
05-20-2004, 08:04 AM
thansk GWH, its really a nice interview. thanks for posting

moonlight
05-20-2004, 08:47 AM
Thanks a lot, GWH, for posting this great interview. :D It's not very often that I get to read nice interviews of David. So your kind gesture is very much appreciated. ;)

sigmagirl91
05-20-2004, 10:53 AM
Thanks, as always, George, for the interview. At least we don't have the David Beckham, "what do you eat" references in there. Nice to read.

jazz_girl
05-20-2004, 11:42 AM
Thank you soooo much for this interview GWH!!! It's the first time I read that he will play in the Olympics and is excited about it. It's great to know!
Thanks ;)

novanora
05-20-2004, 02:23 PM
Thank a lot, GWH!!! Good interview, guess all the david fans will like it!! I will expect his performance of Olympics in the typical Argentine colors! It will be very busy for him in next half of this year;)

Action Jackson
05-21-2004, 01:36 AM
No problems I am glad that people appreciated the interview, you never know David might be rally legend after he retires from tennis, and it's good to that he wants to play in the Olympics, the Argentines are very proud people, so it makes sense.

bovenbuuf
05-21-2004, 05:57 AM
I really think that he would give the rally driving a shot, he really enjoyed his last rally trip if you ask me.. And yes it is good to hear that he will go to the Olympics.

Action Jackson
05-21-2004, 06:08 AM
I really think that he would give the rally driving a shot, he really enjoyed his last rally trip if you ask me.. And yes it is good to hear that he will go to the Olympics.

Don't think Rosie would appreciate David becoming a rally driver after he retires, it might scare her too much.

bovenbuuf
05-21-2004, 07:44 AM
that is true GWH.. she would be scared.. but I really think he will do some rallies in Argentina.. and if he than also will do some rallise in the World Rally championships, it would be better.. for some strange reasong we have here really good coverage of the WRC, even better then tennis...

Action Jackson
05-21-2004, 07:57 AM
that is true GWH.. she would be scared.. but I really think he will do some rallies in Argentina.. and if he than also will do some rallise in the World Rally championships, it would be better.. for some strange reasong we have here really good coverage of the WRC, even better then tennis...

It's a great sport and the only interesting form of motor racing, so I wouldn't mind that so much. The coverage we get is quite good, we don't get whole races, but a lot of interviews and plenty of action.

I wonder what David would be like in his interviews, if he had no power steering for 10km.

It would scare Rosie for sure, we will have to ask her and not long to the draw. I hope he gets someone like Rusedski in the 1st round that would be good.

bovenbuuf
05-21-2004, 08:50 AM
Well GHW, Its always nice to hear some good interviews from the rally drivers after the races, always very exhausted.. and here the same, we see lots of nice action here. I Think we just have to wait for a couple of years.. then we will see and hear David in an interview after he had no power steering for 10km...

Yes I hope aslo that David gets now a good draw, it would be nice if he could get Rusedski in the first round, we just have to wait a little longer.

Aleta4
05-21-2004, 09:28 AM
...

Yes I hope aslo that David gets now a good draw, it would be nice if he could get Rusedski in the first round, we just have to wait a little longer.

Yeah, Rusedski sounds good :devil: but pleeease NO FERRER :tape: :banghead:

Action Jackson
05-21-2004, 09:29 AM
He could always play Ginepri an easy victory.

*Ljubica*
05-21-2004, 10:36 AM
It's a great sport and the only interesting form of motor racing, so I wouldn't mind that so much. The coverage we get is quite good, we don't get whole races, but a lot of interviews and plenty of action.

I wonder what David would be like in his interviews, if he had no power steering for 10km.

It would scare Rosie for sure, we will have to ask her and not long to the draw. I hope he gets someone like Rusedski in the 1st round that would be good.

LOL! You people know me too well - yes I would be scared - you know how protective I am of "my" precious David! And I'd also probably be bored out of my mind too as I hate all forms of motor sport - sorry GWH and any other motor racing fans that might be here! I do think it's quite likely that David will "experiment" a bit more with it later on though - but hopefully not for a good few years!

And - btw people - why, why, WHY Rusedski!? Do you all hate me that much :p As a "Brit" I am force-fed Rusedski on TV more than I care to think about - I really don't think I could stand a couple of hours watching him live at Roland Garros!

Action Jackson
05-21-2004, 10:47 AM
Come on Rosie we all love you here and you know that.

At least if David played Rusedski it would be an easy victory, would you rather him Felix Mantilla?, then again Ginepri could be another. If Juan Monaco qualifies, I don't think that would be a fun match either.

Aleta4
05-21-2004, 10:54 AM
And - btw people - why, why, WHY Rusedski!? Do you all hate me that much :p As a "Brit" I am force-fed Rusedski on TV more than I care to think about - I really don't think I could stand a couple of hours watching him live at Roland Garros!

But at least they would be forced to show a Nalbandian match for you on TV :D
.....and I doubt it would take David a couple of hours ;) :devil:

*Ljubica*
05-21-2004, 10:59 AM
Come on Rosie we all love you here and you know that.

At least if David played Rusedski it would be an easy victory, would you rather him Felix Mantilla?, then again Ginepri could be another. If Juan Monaco qualifies, I don't think that would be a fun match either.

Thanks GWH :smooch: - nice to know you care! And yes - you're right - a repeat of that ghastly final set tie break situation that David faced with Mantilla in Monte Carlo, would be too much for me or any of David's Team to go through again! I am just being selfish with the Rusedski thing - it would be a good draw for David! There are far too many dangerous "floaters" in this draw - I just wish they would bring it out soon and put us all out of our misery!

Action Jackson
05-21-2004, 11:02 AM
I just heard some news from Lizabeth she said that Gasquet vs Nalbandian is a 1R match.

sigmagirl91
05-21-2004, 11:06 AM
Really? That one will be tough....

*Ljubica*
05-21-2004, 11:07 AM
I just heard some news from Lizabeth she said that Gasquet vs Nalbandian is a 1R match.

Yes - I've just heard the same thing - so if it's true, it means that once again I'll be a very lonely "Vamos" amongst a court full of people screaming "Allez Richard" and stamping their feet a lot :eek: Ah well - I've done it before I guess - namely when David drew another Frenchman there last year - and lost :sad:

Action Jackson
05-21-2004, 11:09 AM
Yes - I've just heard the same thing - so if it's true, it means that once again I'll be a very lonely "Vamos" amongst a court full of people screaming "Allez Richard" and stamping their feet a lot :eek: Ah well - I've done it before I guess - namely when David drew another Frenchman there last year - and lost :sad:

You are tough, you can do it. I have done it many times, maybe you need Eddy Infanity to start singing "Against All Odds".

Action Jackson
05-21-2004, 11:12 AM
It seems Nalbandian and Federer are in the same section of the draw again.

*Ljubica*
05-21-2004, 11:13 AM
You are tough, you can do it. I have done it many times, maybe you need Eddy Infanity to start singing "Against All Odds".

:haha: :haha: GWH - you must stop doing this!!! That last post made me laugh out loud - trouble is I'm in the middle of a very quiet office and everyone turned round!!!! Guess I could always ask him though - maybe we could sing a duet - I do kind of like that song as it happens!

sigmagirl91
05-21-2004, 11:14 AM
Where are you all viewing the draw? It's not up yet on the atp site or the main site.

jazz_girl
05-21-2004, 11:15 AM
It's up http://www.rolandgarros.com/en_FR/scores/draws/ms/index.html

jazz_girl
05-21-2004, 11:17 AM
Wow! Calleri vs Safin, I wanna see that. The problem is that if David passes the second round he would have to play to one of them...

PerezRoldan
05-21-2004, 11:18 AM
Calleri, Safin and Mantilla are in the 4th round section as Nalbandian.

Action Jackson
05-21-2004, 11:22 AM
I am so pissed off that arsehole Agassi gets another easy draw, is it in his playing contract.

jazz_girl
05-21-2004, 11:25 AM
Cañas vs Gaudio...I wanna see that too

jazz_girl
05-21-2004, 11:26 AM
David's section of the draw:
Federer
Q

Ascione
Kiefer

Ramirez Hidalgo
Elseneer

Q
Kuerten

Lopez F.
Lapentti

Karlovic
Kucera

Patience
Volandri

Soderling
Schalken

Grosjean
Q

Q
Tursunov

Mantilla
Q

Calleri
Safin

Ljubicic
Arazi

Koubek
Sanchez

Pless
Q

Gasquet
Nalbandian

Action Jackson
05-21-2004, 11:37 AM
Canas vs Gaudio will go off and it will be hard for Gaudio as he and Canas are quite friendly.

Action Jackson
05-21-2004, 11:50 AM
:haha: :haha: GWH - you must stop doing this!!! That last post made me laugh out loud - trouble is I'm in the middle of a very quiet office and everyone turned round!!!! Guess I could always ask him though - maybe we could sing a duet - I do kind of like that song as it happens!

Ok, I promise no more posts like that, though that might not be a bad idea per se.

It will be a good test for David, but you have to be strong amongst those "nasty" Frenchies in the crowd.

jazz_girl
05-21-2004, 12:02 PM
He got the most complicated part of the draw...I hope he can do it, and if Calleri loses, I really hope he can beat Safin for once!

*Ljubica*
05-21-2004, 12:19 PM
Ok, I promise no more posts like that, though that might not be a bad idea per se.

It will be a good test for David, but you have to be strong amongst those "nasty" Frenchies in the crowd.

Maybe a bottle of gin hidden in my handbag will help! Seriously though - I do remember some of those "nasty" Frenchies reduced me to tears by their treatment of David during his 5-setter against Coutelot last year - so - yes - OK - promise I'll be stronger this year!

sigmagirl91
05-21-2004, 12:30 PM
Well, we'll just have to be louder and more belligerent, dontcha think?

Action Jackson
05-21-2004, 12:56 PM
Well, we'll just have to be louder and more belligerent, dontcha think?

It's not like the hog racing in Kentucky sigma, these Latin crowds do know how to give the treatment to an opposing player especially if they question the calls.

You can't think it's like a French war hero, it's not an easy foe.

sigmagirl91
05-21-2004, 03:02 PM
Alright, then, we won't be loud and belligerent. We'll just throw tomatoes and eggs at his opponents....
And, hog calling is rather annoying, considering those folks in Arkansas have us beat...LOL!!!

jazz_girl
05-22-2004, 01:28 PM
This is from Coria, he's not great with words, but he mentioned David:
"Safin is very dangerous, Moyá is terribly dangerous. Federer will still be dangerous, and then there are some other players. There might be surprises like last year, when nor me or Verkerk were favourites and got to the SF. David (Nalbandian) too. Even more cause he had two weeks to prepare well, and is always a dangerous player. He showed it in Rome. I think this Roland Garros is very open, but it will speak in spanish for sure".


“Safin es muy peligroso, Moyá es recontra peligroso. Federer va a seguir siendo peligroso, y después hay varios jugadores más. Puede haber sorpresas como el año pasado, cuando ni a mí ni a Verkerk nos daban como favoritos y llegamos a semifinales. David (Nalbandian) también. Y más aún porque tuvo dos semanas para prepararse bien, y es un jugador siempre peligroso. Lo demostró en Roma. Yo creo que este Roland Garros está muy abierto, pero hablará seguro en castellano”.

novanora
05-22-2004, 01:56 PM
and his this mentioning got right!;)

*Ljubica*
05-22-2004, 04:47 PM
Hi all - well here in Paris it is warm and sunny so far - hope it stays that way and not cold and miserable like Hamburg :devil: Internet access from my Hotel seems OK, - so when I can drag myself away from the bar (!) I will check in here to up-date yu when I can. Nothing much to report yet though - tomorrow is Charity Day at Roland Garros - loads of competitions and exhibitions and stuff for kids, plus the chance to watch some practice - I'm looking forward to it before all the stressful stuff starts!

Love to all,

Rosie

bovenbuuf
05-22-2004, 05:41 PM
Oh that sounds really nice Rosie, Have a good time, cheer loud for David, and say give him a big kiss from us all.

sigmagirl91
05-22-2004, 05:56 PM
A BIIIIIIIIIIIIIIG kiss from all of us.....

jazz_girl
05-22-2004, 08:47 PM
Yes, a HUGE one! :)

jazz_girl
05-23-2004, 01:25 AM
The prestigious French newspaper L'Equipe, published today a long article about Argentinian tennis, where it analyses why Argentina keeps having first level tennis players, distinguishing interviews with Guillermo Coria and David Nalbandian.

Apart from those interviews with Coria and Nalbandian, with pictures of David's house in Unquillo, the article compares the precarious organization of the AAT (Argentine's Tennis Association), with the powerful French Tennis Federation (FET), which gives millions of euros for players development.

http://www.ole.clarin.com/jsp/v3/pagina.jsp?pagId=764026
El prestigioso diario deportivo francés L'Equipe, en tanto, publicó hoy una amplia nota sobre el tenis argentino, donde analiza por qué la Argentina no deja de sacar tenistas de primer nivel, destacándose sendas entrevistas a Guillermo Coria y David Nalbandian.

Ademas de las notas a Coria y Nalbandian, con fotos de su casa en Unquillo, la nota compara la precaria organización de la Asociación Argentina de Tenis (AAT) con la de la poderosa Federación Francesa de Tenis (FFT), que destina millones de euros para la formación de jugadores.

novanora
05-23-2004, 08:57 AM
Thanks for it , Jazz!! i wanner like to see his house....and Rosie, i would like to let you bring my big hug to him rather than the kiss...;)

jazz_girl
05-23-2004, 12:28 PM
;) You're welcome