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Miami R32 WWW: Nalbandian vs Nadal?

tennishero
03-27-2010, 03:28 AM
A rematch of last year's match were nadal saved 5 MP's to win the match.

This is obviously Nadal's to lose on current form, but with Nalbandian you never know.

Ibracadabra
03-27-2010, 03:29 AM
Dave, 3 and 2

marcRD
03-27-2010, 03:30 AM
This could be the match that starts a new era of bandwagoning for Nalbandian in MTF....

Ibracadabra
03-27-2010, 03:31 AM
I don't think you could get a bigger bandwagon in recent years.

Calidreth
03-27-2010, 03:32 AM
Nadal - 2

Johnny Groove
03-27-2010, 03:32 AM
This could be the match that starts a new era of bandwagoning for Nalbandian in MTF....

If Nalby wins this, he'll take the French and the USO this year.

Persimmon
03-27-2010, 03:34 AM
Nalbandian.:secret:

Action Jackson
03-27-2010, 03:35 AM
This could be the match that starts a new era of bandwagoning for Nalbandian in MTF....

There is always Nalbandian bandwagoning, it's just like breathing.

FiBeR
03-27-2010, 03:39 AM
more than bandwagoning, wishfull thinking..

everybody (or most of us) want him back in the top 20

DJ Soup
03-27-2010, 03:50 AM
David is on the right track, but he stills needs more matches. But then, David wasn't anywhere well last year and almost won the match.

Unpredictable. Depends on David's movement.

LocoPorElTenis
03-27-2010, 03:52 AM
David has no chance, yet.

Getta
03-27-2010, 03:55 AM
David has no chance, yet.

so David a fat man as he is, he will remain so.

sigmagirl91
03-27-2010, 03:55 AM
Nalbandian.:secret:

Guess who's back/back again
Guess who's back/tell a friend
Guess who's back
Guess who's back
Guess who's back

This place will be chaos central on Sunday should David win.

Geo
03-27-2010, 03:56 AM
Nadal in 3 :shrug: Nalbandian will have chances to win, but will choke like he did at IW last year :tape: :lol: :o

ChinoRios4Ever
03-27-2010, 03:56 AM
Nalbo knows how to play Rafa, if he doesn't choke has good chances. This board will go crazy on sunday :rocker2:

Action Jackson
03-27-2010, 03:57 AM
The $2 server will crash if Nalbandian wins.

sigmagirl91
03-27-2010, 04:05 AM
The $2 server will crash if Nalbandian wins.

Crash? It will burn!!! Watch!!!

ssj100
03-27-2010, 04:05 AM
Nadal to crush Nalbandian. I doubt Nalbandian will get more than 2 games.

delpiero7
03-27-2010, 04:11 AM
Nadal in 3 :shrug: Nalbandian will have chances to win, but will choke like he did at IW last year :tape: :lol: :o

Should be a good match hopefully.
No doubt MTF will crash if Nalby wins it, having provided the choke of the decade last time these two met.

docking34
03-27-2010, 04:24 AM
DAVID in 3.

Jimnik
03-27-2010, 04:34 AM
This will be fun.

One of MTF's favourite match-ups.

Ibracadabra
03-27-2010, 04:41 AM
Imagine david beating rafa and roger in the same tourny ever again

dylan24
03-27-2010, 04:55 AM
are these courts fast or slow?
if fast, fat bastard in 2.
if slow, rafa in 3

dylan24
03-27-2010, 04:56 AM
A rematch of last year's match were nadal saved 5 MP's to win the match.

This is obviously Nadal's to lose on current form, but with Nalbandian you never know.

that match was in indian wells. slow hard court. i hope miami courts are faster.

philosophicalarf
03-27-2010, 05:14 AM
are these courts fast or slow?
if fast, fat bastard in 2.
if slow, rafa in 3


Slower through air, lower off the surface. Nalby never much liked Miami though, other than one run in 2006 his results here were always poor.

Not sure it matters much, if Nalby is struggling that much with an out-of-form Troicki he's surely not going to be in shape to touch Nadal anywhere (unfortunately).

rocketassist
03-27-2010, 05:16 AM
Nalby in straights.

Topspin Forehand
03-27-2010, 05:23 AM
Nadal in 2 sets hopefully. I think Nadal figured Nalby out last year and his form is even worse now.

rocketassist
03-27-2010, 05:24 AM
Nadal in 2 sets hopefully. I think Nadal figured Nalby out last year and his form is even worse now.

How did he? Nalby choked it away simple as that, and then turned into an UE machine in the final set.

If Nalby plays well enough, he will always win this matchup.

Ibracadabra
03-27-2010, 05:24 AM
Straight forward for david here, should only drop 4 games or less.

LinkMage
03-27-2010, 05:44 AM
Nadull in 2. :zzz:

MalwareDie
03-27-2010, 07:26 AM
Nalbandian in 2. Nadal was being bossed around by an injured Nalbandian and was very fortunate to win last time.

FlavorNuts
03-27-2010, 07:31 AM
Nalbandian in 2. Nadal was being bossed around by an injured Nalbandian and was very fortunate to win last time.Nevertheless, Nalbandian was hitting the ball better than he ever had. He'd have to not only replicate that form but serve better too.

Guga_fan
03-27-2010, 07:36 AM
Nevertheless, Nalbandian was hitting the ball better than he ever had. He'd have to not only replicate that form but serve better too.
No, he wasn't. A decent Nalbadian is good enough to beat a good Nadal, it's a match-up thing.

FlavorNuts
03-27-2010, 07:40 AM
No, he wasn't. A decent Nalbadian is good enough to beat a good Nadal, it's a match-up thing.No. A decent Nalbandian struggles to beat anyone inside the top 30. The thing is that Nalbandian is supremely motivated against Nadal and always plays to the best of his ability.

FlavorNuts
03-27-2010, 07:41 AM
You forget how good he was playing because of the shitty third set.

ssj100
03-27-2010, 07:46 AM
Nadal is the GOAT. Are you even trying to compare him with Nalbandian?

Noleta
03-27-2010, 07:55 AM
Rafa in 3.

Arkulari
03-27-2010, 07:57 AM
Rafa in three

MalwareDie
03-27-2010, 07:58 AM
King David will crush the scourge.

Machiavelli
03-27-2010, 08:00 AM
I fear for the Rafala fangirls, David may crush Parrera badly...

Podemos

arch_enemy
03-27-2010, 08:25 AM
I like both,unfortunetly to see them face each other so early. :o
Depend on how level David shows on the court,TBH,David hasn't enough matches to adjust his form to the high level gradually,so this match will be the real challenge since his recovering from injury and I really hope David can take it more.Vamos,David! :bounce:

FlavorNuts
03-27-2010, 08:25 AM
Nadal is the GOAT. Are you even trying to compare him with Nalbandian?Nalbandian at his best does everything twice as well as Nadal. Apart from moonball, of course.

JediFed
03-27-2010, 09:52 AM
Nalbandian, again this is a matchup issue.

Nadal's lefty forehand into Fat Dave's backhand doesn't work at all. He's one of the few folks who should draw even odds against Rogi and Nadal on HC.

madmax
03-27-2010, 09:55 AM
Barring any choking disaster,this match is Nalby's to lose...so go David:banana:

freeandlonely
03-27-2010, 10:24 AM
Go Nalby
destroy the boring player

born_on_clay
03-27-2010, 11:08 AM
Nadal in 2 ? :unsure:

Certinfy
03-27-2010, 11:09 AM
Nalbandian in 3!

born_on_clay
03-27-2010, 11:11 AM
It's time to turn another negative H2H for Rafa !

tennishero
03-27-2010, 11:50 AM
No. A decent Nalbandian struggles to beat anyone inside the top 30. The thing is that Nalbandian is supremely motivated against Nadal and always plays to the best of his ability.

hahaha, ur clueless. nalbandian was nowhere near his best against nadal last year. go watch paris/madrid 2007, when he bagelled nadal in the final.

Aenea
03-27-2010, 11:56 AM
hahaha, ur clueless. nalbandian was nowhere near his best against nadal last year. go watch paris/madrid 2007, when he bagelled nadal in the final.

That's a bit unfair as Nalby plays different when indoor and outdoor. He plays his best indoor, yes. For outdoor his performance last year in IW was very good until Nadal saved the MPs took the TB and after that Nalby just shrunk.

Horatio Caine
03-27-2010, 12:01 PM
I'll be surprised if Nadal doesn't win relatively comfortably...it's still early days in Dave's return to top-flight tennis. But it would be nice if he surprises us... :devil:

RIboy
03-27-2010, 12:04 PM
Fit Dave would beat Rafa in 2 easy sets (6:2 6:0) but Unfit Dave will lose in 3 tight sets

tennishero
03-27-2010, 12:13 PM
heres a video clip showing highlights of nalbandian - troicki

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dusan1610
03-27-2010, 12:42 PM
Nalbandian very easy in 2

Baghdatis72
03-27-2010, 12:47 PM
Nalbandian 7-5 3-0 and then Nadal retires with knee injury :eek:

Sham Kay
03-27-2010, 01:15 PM
Ok that video clip is pretty biased in favour of king David. So best not to judge his play by that, but he seems pretty fit and quite confident in his shot making. I'm hoping Fitbandwagon wins, but head says nadal in 3.

Sri
03-27-2010, 01:28 PM
Nadal is the GOAT. Are you even trying to compare him with Nalbandian?

:eek: no he isn't :p

Cafisho
03-27-2010, 03:33 PM
Go David! Beat the boring player.

Klaas_nalbandian
03-27-2010, 03:40 PM
wow what a lovely encounter in the round of 32.

TMJordan
03-27-2010, 04:31 PM
6-2 6-1 Nadal

tea
03-27-2010, 05:26 PM
Nadal is the GOAT. Are you even trying to compare him with Nalbandian?
Pigs are not goats, poor silly you.;) It's hard indeed to compare someone who plays tennis to Nadal who plays a pity parody on it.:D

Sunset of Age
03-27-2010, 06:37 PM
Rafa in three - I expect a Nalby-explosion/Nadal-hiccup (as he seems quite capable of that lately :o) at some time during this match.

That's a bit unfair as Nalby plays different when indoor and outdoor. He plays his best indoor, yes. For outdoor his performance last year in IW was very good until Nadal saved the MPs took the TB and after that Nalby just shrunk.

Very true, and besides that, those top performances of Nalby seem to be quite some time ago. I think it's too early for him to repeat those performances (if ever he will).

shotgun
03-27-2010, 06:44 PM
Vamos Fatso.

Fed=ATPTourkilla
03-27-2010, 06:47 PM
Just watched Nalbandian-Nadal Madrid 2007. An object lesson in how to play Nadal... Nadal's cross-court forehands were getting absolutely crushed.

Orka_n
03-27-2010, 09:58 PM
Dave, don't disappoint me. :fiery:

DrJules
03-27-2010, 10:04 PM
Nadal in 2 sets.

Cannot see Nadal doing a Djokovic or Murray.

DJ Soup
03-27-2010, 10:11 PM
Nadal in 2 sets.

Cannot see Nadal doing a Djokovic or Murray.

oh cmon, don't be boring. Let's hope for more crumblings!

oz_boz
03-27-2010, 10:46 PM
Dave is old and done, had this match been played a couple of years earlier he would be the one to bet on, not anymore. Rafa is noot as good as last spring either but he has dropped less of his game tha Nalby and should win this in 2.

tyruk14
03-27-2010, 10:54 PM
Nadal takes it in two, due to the fact that Big Dave's form is questionable.

freeandlonely
03-27-2010, 10:55 PM
Nadal in 2 sets.

Cannot see Nadal doing a Djokovic or Murray.

You mean lose early...but it's Nadal-Nalbandian...it's just not the same deal:shrug:

oranges
03-27-2010, 10:56 PM
I believe in Dave :rocker2:

FlavorNuts
03-27-2010, 11:14 PM
hahaha, ur clueless. nalbandian was nowhere near his best against nadal last year. go watch paris/madrid 2007, when he bagelled nadal in the final.The first set and a half is probably the best Nalbandian's ever hit the ball. Had he taken one of those 5 match points you'd be praising his performance.

leng jai
03-27-2010, 11:25 PM
Hopefully Nadull, another Burgbandian bandwagon is unnecessary.

Stephan
03-28-2010, 12:30 AM
Go, King David!
Show who is the King in tennis :tennis: :)

Dyraise
03-28-2010, 02:12 AM
Rafa easy in two.

tennishero
03-28-2010, 02:27 AM
Dave is old and done, had this match been played a couple of years earlier he would be the one to bet on, not anymore. Rafa is noot as good as last spring either but he has dropped less of his game tha Nalby and should win this in 2.

just like ljubicic right??

tennishero
03-28-2010, 02:32 AM
The first set and a half is probably the best Nalbandian's ever hit the ball. Had he taken one of those 5 match points you'd be praising his performance.

no i watched that match, he was unfit and slow compared to his better matches, and he wasnt hitting as well.
u cant be serious about nalbandian playing his best that set, u'v obviously not seen many of his matches.. he was at least twice better in shangai 2005.

Precision
03-28-2010, 05:10 AM
Rafa in three, something like 7-6 5-7 6-4.

Vamos Rafa!

enigma
03-28-2010, 05:15 AM
Nadal in 2 or 3

vn01
03-28-2010, 07:11 AM
Rafa in 3

freeandlonely
03-28-2010, 11:18 AM
Can't wait.
By the way, Spain VS Argentina is appealing itself.

canas
03-28-2010, 01:05 PM
Nalby 6-3 6-4

laurie-1
03-28-2010, 01:10 PM
I think if David is motivated he could cause an upset. He has the talent and versatility to beat Rafa.

Art&Soul
03-28-2010, 02:54 PM
Lets go Fat Dave, beat Nadull and the Nadulltards will say he is injured again :devil:

canas
03-28-2010, 03:57 PM
Lets go Fat Dave, beat Nadull and the Nadulltards will say he is injured again :devil:

:lol:

Tzar
03-28-2010, 05:45 PM
please Nalby for your own sake and for the chaos of this forum

Sonja1989
03-28-2010, 05:54 PM
Nadal. Unequivocal.

Sunset of Age
03-28-2010, 08:52 PM
Rafa in three - I expect a Nalby-explosion/Nadal-hiccup (as he seems quite capable of that lately :o) at some time during this match.

Very true, and besides that, those top performances of Nalby seem to be quite some time ago. I think it's too early for him to repeat those performances (if ever he will).

Not a bad call. :cool: