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Private Match: Rafa Nadal vs Dave Nalbandian today 25 March 08

Stephan
03-25-2008, 08:37 PM
Rafa Nadal vs Dave Nalbandian today in private match:

Spanish tennis pro Rafael Nadal will compete against Argentina’s David Nalbandian at a private benefit match Tuesday, March 25 at 5 p.m. at the International Polo Club Palm Beach in Wellington.

does somebody have more info on this match?

arm
03-25-2008, 09:00 PM
Rafa Nadal vs Dave Nalbandian today in private match:

Spanish tennis pro Rafael Nadal will compete against Argentina’s David Nalbandian at a private benefit match Tuesday, March 25 at 5 p.m. at the International Polo Club Palm Beach in Wellington.

does somebody have more info on this match?

wellington where? new zealand??? what the hell are they doing there? shouldnt they be practicing in miami??

or is there a city called wellington in the US?

FluffyYellowBall
03-25-2008, 09:02 PM
No but i bet Nadal will take it seriously...

danton
03-25-2008, 09:03 PM
Fed and Rafa complain the season is too long with too many matches and both of them do plenty of exhibitions. I guess you can find the energy when there is plenty of money to be earned.

Deboogle!.
03-25-2008, 09:06 PM
wellington where? new zealand??? what the hell are they doing there? shouldnt they be practicing in miami??

or is there a city called wellington in the US?It's a small city/town in Palm Beach County, which is close to Miami
http://www.wellingtonflorida.com/

arm
03-25-2008, 09:13 PM
It's a small city/town in Palm Beach County, which is close to Miami
http://www.wellingtonflorida.com/

ok thanks.. I am sorry for the lack of knowledge!

thanks :)

Hank777
03-25-2008, 09:15 PM
Color me surprised too ... :eek: but then HOLD on ... isn't this just their way of practicing, cuz it would be REALLY stupid if they were doing it for just the money ...

My guess is, that this just works out for both of them ... and hey they both speak Spanish so that helps ...

Stephan
03-25-2008, 09:23 PM
please post news about this match,
score etc...
if some video live stream exist, post plz

Sunset of Age
03-25-2008, 09:28 PM
Fed and Rafa complain the season is too long with too many matches and both of them do plenty of exhibitions. I guess you can find the energy when there is plenty of money to be earned.

Spot on. If there's anything that sets puts me off :fiery: :fiery: :fiery: about my two favs, it must be this. Playing stupid exho's... and thereafter complaining about a 'too long season' and/or 'being fatigued'. :smash:
"All you need is CASH" - cue The Rutles (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Rutles). :music:

Deboogle!.
03-25-2008, 09:29 PM
ok thanks.. I am sorry for the lack of knowledge!

thanks :)oh no worries, i'd never heard of it either til i googled it ;)

DJ Soup
03-25-2008, 11:03 PM
The result of this match means nothing really

Castafiore
03-25-2008, 11:09 PM
"All you need is CASH" - cue The Rutles (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Rutles). :music:
:secret: That event (which has nothing to do with the actual season because it is STAGED) is for a good cause. So, it's all about the money, yes, but for charity.

Sunset of Age
03-25-2008, 11:12 PM
:secret: That event (which has nothing to do with the actual season because it is STAGED) is for a good cause. So, it's all about the money, perhaps but charity.

Thanks Hilde - might soften my rather harsh opinion, heh.
If the CASH goes to a good cause, that's indeed a good thing.

Still can't help but like The Rutles on this particular matter, though. :p

Chiseller
03-26-2008, 08:38 AM
Spanish tennis pro Rafael Nadal will compete against Argentina’s David Nalbandian at a private benefit match Tuesday

:rolleyes:

Stephan
03-26-2008, 08:51 AM
Hi fans,
did they already play?
pictures ? score?

canas
03-26-2008, 12:18 PM
Hi fans,
did they already play?
pictures ? score?

Can anyone tell us ... Please

lorenz
03-26-2008, 02:52 PM
It's very weird!!
There must be a lot of money involved

OldSilentHill
03-26-2008, 03:07 PM
Nalbandian def. Nadal
6-4 6-7 6-2 3-6 14-12

Match lenght: 6hs 34mins
Nalbandian´s pounds lost: 12

Stephan
03-26-2008, 03:36 PM
Nalbandian def. Nadal
6-4 6-7 6-2 3-6 14-12

Match lenght: 6hs 34mins
Nalbandian pounds losed: 12

6h 34min? ;)

arm
03-26-2008, 03:45 PM
what was the real score? anyone knows?

Sunset of Age
03-26-2008, 04:29 PM
Nalbandian def. Nadal
6-4 6-7 6-2 3-6 14-12

Match lenght: 6hs 34mins
Nalbandian pounds losed: 12

:haha: BTW, it's 'lost'. ;)

Stephan
03-26-2008, 04:30 PM
Hi,
i just called by tel Nr 561-795-7228 and have got result:

They already played just one set :)

David Nalbandian won it

OldSilentHill
03-26-2008, 04:53 PM
:haha: BTW, it's 'lost'. ;)

Thanks, just typed too fast i guess. But...about your laugh...is there anything suspicious in my information? :angel:

Sunset of Age
03-26-2008, 04:59 PM
Thanks, just typed too fast i guess. But...about your laugh...is there anything suspicious in my information? :angel:

Not really. I'm just a happy person, I enjoy laughing. ;)

Clay Death
03-26-2008, 05:19 PM
Hi,
i just called by tel Nr 561-795-7228 and have got result:

They already played just one set :)

David Nalbandian won it


Damn. he cant win for losing. why didnt he just offer him endless supply of burgers and fries for a month.

Aenea
03-26-2008, 07:42 PM
Not a serious tennis match, just fun. Look who was the umpire

Celebrity Tennis Match March 25
Spanish tennis pro Rafael Nadal will compete against Argentina’s David Nalbandian at a private benefit match Tuesday, March 25 at 5 p.m. at the International Polo Club Palm Beach in Wellington. The match will also feature polo great Adolfo Cambiaso, who will serve as the event’s celebrity umpire. The kings of the courts will be judged by polo’s best in an effort to raise money for the players’ personal charities.

NyGeL
03-26-2008, 07:55 PM
in an effort to raise money for the players’ personal charities.

this mean they will be Polo players clowns?

Skyward
03-26-2008, 08:22 PM
Nalbandian def. Nadal
6-4 6-7 6-2 3-6 14-12

Match lenght: 6hs 34mins
Nalbandian´s pounds lost: 12

:haha:

veyonce
03-27-2008, 01:29 AM
Pics
http://img441.imageshack.us/img441/5232/37181382xf6.th.jpg (http://img441.imageshack.us/my.php?image=37181382xf6.jpg) http://img441.imageshack.us/img441/3944/37181384ow2.th.jpg (http://img441.imageshack.us/my.php?image=37181384ow2.jpg) http://img441.imageshack.us/img441/5993/37181341wy7.th.jpg (http://img441.imageshack.us/my.php?image=37181341wy7.jpg)

Rafael Nadal, the No. 2 ranked tennis player in the world (left) has a few laughs during a charity tennis match with world-class polo player Facundo Pieres (right) during a tennis match for the David Nalbandian Foundation. The foundation is dedicated to creating favorable conditions for the physical and mental development of people with disabilities and to promote sports.
http://img441.imageshack.us/img441/5079/37181321xx7.th.jpg (http://img441.imageshack.us/my.php?image=37181321xx7.jpg)

Rafael Nadal, the No. 2 ranked tennis player in the world (right), and David Nalbandian (left) greet the crowd at the tennis courts of the International Polo Club Palm Beach during a benefit tannis match for the David Nalbandian Foundation. The foundation is dedicated to creating favorable conditions for the physical and mental development of people with disabilities and to promote sports.
http://img441.imageshack.us/img441/8788/37181320fw7.th.jpg (http://img441.imageshack.us/my.php?image=37181320fw7.jpg)

World's number seven ranked tennis player, David Nalbandian hugs polo player Adolfo Cambiaso after playing against world ranked number two tennis player Rafael Nadal (not shown) during round one of the Polo Tennis Championship 2008. The event was held to benefit the David Nalbandian Foundation, a non profit organization dedicated to help create favorable conditions for the physical and mental development of people with disabilities, and to promote sports. Nalbandian won against Nadal 6-5.
http://img441.imageshack.us/img441/7008/37181319cj5.th.jpg (http://img441.imageshack.us/my.php?image=37181319cj5.jpg)

Lee
03-27-2008, 01:32 AM
They were having fun :lol: Looks like less work than a regular practice session. ;)

Stephan
03-27-2008, 01:55 AM
tanx for pix veyonce:wavey:

Clay Death
03-27-2008, 02:43 AM
They were having fun :lol: Looks like less work than a regular practice session. ;)


yep. and it looks like it was for a good cause.

Cafisho
03-27-2008, 03:50 AM
Nice pics veyonce.

josie
04-08-2008, 02:13 PM
http://www.internationalpoloclub.com/news/2008_season/tennis_charity.htm
News...
NADAL AND NALBANDIAN RAISE MORE THAN $50,000 FOR CHARITY AT INTERNATIONAL POLO
March 29, 2008
WELLINGTON, FL– Two of the world's best tennis players raised more than $50,000 to benefit the David Nalbandian Foundation on March 25 at the International Polo Club Palm Beach.

Rafael Nadal, ranked No. 2 in men's tennis, and David Nalbandian, ranked No. 7, faced of against each other in a private singles match to raise money for Nalbandian's non-profit organization that promotes the physical and mental development of people with disabilities. Nalbandian defeated Nadal 6-4 in the one set exhibition.

“It was a lot of fun for us,” said Nalbandian, who also defeated his friend Nadal in the Paris ATP Masters final last year. “We play a lot together on the court and we also spend a lot of time together outside the court too. We're good friends. We really enjoyed playing here and next time I will be doing something to help his foundation.”
International Polo Club polo team owners, including Melissa Ganzi, Gonzalo Avendano, Camilo Bautista, George Rawlings, Greg Goodman and John Goodman, sponsored the event. Following the single's match, each of the sponsors selected one member from their respective teams to play in a round robin style doubles match. Five of the world's best polo players took swings alongside Nadal and Nalbandian, including Ignacio Astrada, Adolfo Cambiaso, brothers Gonzalito and Facundo Pieres, Pablo MacDonough and Nicolas Roldan.
Nadal of Spain is twice a singles runner-up at Wimbledon and undefeated at the French Open, having won all 21 matches at that tournament. He is best known for denying the world's number one and 12-time Grand Slam singles titlist Roger Federer a career Grand Slam as he defeated Federer at the French Open in 2005, 2006, and 2007.
Nalbandian of Argentina has won eight ATP titles. Most notably he defeated Roger Federer in Madrid at the ATP Masters Final in 2007.

http://www.internationalpoloclub.com/news/2008_season/images/tennis_charity/032508_011.jpg
David Nalbandian and Rafael Nadal - Photo courtesy Lila Photo

http://www.internationalpoloclub.com/news/2008_season/images/tennis_charity/032508_049.jpg
Rafael Nadal shakes the hand of Adolfo Cambiaso, the world's best polo player who teamed up with David Nalbandian in a doubles match after the singles exhibition. - Photo courtesy Lila Photo

http://www.internationalpoloclub.com/news/2008_season/images/tennis_charity/032508_056.jpg
David Nalbandian and Adolfo Cambiaso - Photo courtesy Lila Photo

http://www.internationalpoloclub.com/news/2008_season/images/tennis_charity/032508_075.jpg
From left, Camilo Bautista, Marc Ganzi, Rafael Nadal, David Nalbandian, Gonzalo Avendano and John Goodman - Photo courtesy Lila Photo

http://www.internationalpoloclub.com/news/2008_season/images/tennis_charity/032508_078.jpg
International Polo Club Manager John Wash presents a check for $50,000 to David Nalbandian for his charity the David Nalbandian Foundation with Gonzalo Avendano and International Polo Club founder John Goodman - Photo courtesy Lila Photo

http://www.internationalpoloclub.com/news/2008_season/images/tennis_charity/032508_094.jpg
Rafael Nadal autographs a ball for up and coming polo superstar Nicolas Roldan - Photo courtesy Lila Photo

http://www.internationalpoloclub.com/news/2008_season/images/tennis_charity/032508_096.jpg
Rafael Nadal, Melissa and Marc Ganzi - Photo courtesy Lila Photo

http://www.internationalpoloclub.com/news/2008_season/images/tennis_charity/032508_121.jpg
David Nalbandian and John Goodman - Photo courtesy Lila Photo

Spartan
04-08-2008, 03:30 PM
Even though it was an Exhibition, I thought Nadal would have loved to get his own back for the two prior straight set victories from Nalbandian. But quite clearly, Nalbandian shows us why he is one of Nadal's biggest threats, even at an exhibition :D

Thank you for the photos in the previous thread, it seems like it was a fun event.

RogiRafaFan86
04-08-2008, 03:39 PM
Even though it was an Exhibition, I thought Nadal would have loved to get his own back for the two prior straight set victories from Nalbandian. But quite clearly, Nalbandian shows us why he is one of Nadal's biggest threats, even at an exhibition :D


Cuz, yeah...a charity event is a great place to seek revenge...

Cafisho
04-08-2008, 03:43 PM
http://www.internationalpoloclub.com/news/2008_season/images/tennis_charity/032508_011.jpg


Hahahaha, that's a great picture!

Spartan
04-08-2008, 03:49 PM
Cuz, yeah...a charity event is a great place to seek revenge...

:sad: Sorry that is my mistake, I had skimmed the article and not realised it was a charity event. I thought it was purely an exhibition, so you are right. :smash:

I think now knowing it was a charity event, result is of course irrelevant. Hope I haven't offended anyone or the charity :hug:

hra87
04-08-2008, 05:19 PM
Spot on. If there's anything that sets puts me off :fiery: :fiery: :fiery: about my two favs, it must be this. Playing stupid exho's... and thereafter complaining about a 'too long season' and/or 'being fatigued'. :smash:
"All you need is CASH" - cue The Rutles (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Rutles). :music:

I don't know, I see playing an exhibition as like playing a practice match...you don't exactly see Federer running around his backhands in exhibition matches, do you? I don't see the big deal at all.

Sunset of Age
04-08-2008, 05:22 PM
I don't know, I see playing an exhibition as like playing a practice match...you don't exactly see Federer running around his backhands in exhibition matches, do you? I don't see the big deal at all.

Oh, it's just a personal thing, never mind me. I know these exho's are being done for a good cause, and that's a very good thing. Nice to see the lads enjoying themselves as well!

But - there's something double about it as well. On the one side these blokes complain about the season being too long, etc. - and on the other side they continue to play exho's? Hmmm.
(Don't mind me, that's just my overly Grumpy Incarnation posting ;))