WWW '11 AO R2 Nalbandian vs Berankis

01-18-2011, 01:25 PM
Interesting 2nd round.

01-18-2011, 01:27 PM
Berankis in 3. Gonna be a day match so Nalby will have minimal time to recover.

01-18-2011, 01:28 PM
mcdonalds fan #1 in 3

01-18-2011, 01:28 PM
Really hoping Daveed still has enough in the tank to clinch this.

01-18-2011, 01:30 PM
Heart says Rycka in 4.
Brain says David in 4.

01-18-2011, 01:31 PM
best wishes to Ricar anyway~

01-18-2011, 01:41 PM
The Nalbandwagon will roll on!

01-18-2011, 01:43 PM
Hope for daveeeeed. Realistically he won't win given his previous match and he can't play early matches

01-18-2011, 01:46 PM
Fat Nalbandian in 4 or 5 sets.

01-18-2011, 01:48 PM
I will give Nalbandian this match on his experience but after that i don`t see him beating Ferrer

01-18-2011, 01:53 PM
let's see how good berankis is

01-18-2011, 01:53 PM
would love to see rycka pull off the upset here but i just cant see it happening

nalbandian in 3 relatively easy sets..4 of the match with hewitt affects him at all

01-18-2011, 01:54 PM
hopefully Fat Dave can take advantage of his experience :)

01-18-2011, 01:55 PM
nalbandian will be hurting in 2 days time... im not surprised if he loses here. on the other hand, he got some good match time and improved his game as the match went on.

01-18-2011, 01:59 PM
Rica lets do this ,GL :rocker:

Hewitt =Legend
01-18-2011, 01:59 PM
Well Berankis has a good opportunity here now.... no doubt Nalby we be hurting still in a couple of days and the match most likely will be played on the outside courts so you have to question the motivation levels after coming down such a tremendous high...

That said, Richard will no doubt be a little nervous and if Nalby can regroup after the battle tonight and not let his mind go wondering, he should be able to get the better of him...

Nalby in 4.

01-18-2011, 02:03 PM
at this point i think the only thing to hope for is that rycka gives a good account of himself

01-18-2011, 02:05 PM
Berankis in 3. Gonna be a day match so Nalby will have minimal time to recover.

Ha-ha, where is your vote?
Nobody is giving 3-0 for Berankis yet... :p

01-18-2011, 02:43 PM
Nalby in 4

01-18-2011, 03:15 PM
I hope fat Dave, I want Rafa to thrash him in QF :drool:

01-18-2011, 03:32 PM
David in 3...By the way, who is Berankis ?
Never heard about him before. Is he young ?? I suppose he is, a new player to discover

01-18-2011, 03:33 PM
Nalbandian will win but it won't be easy

01-18-2011, 03:57 PM
fat daves recuperation will depend on the amount of burgers he ingests before the match.

the more, the better

01-18-2011, 04:08 PM
I hope Berankis, plus he has a big advantage after Nalby's 1st round match. I think, he'll win 4. It'll be a heroic win for David, if he makes it, but I don't think so. ;)

01-18-2011, 05:01 PM
Knowing Nalby it will be Berankis in 3 or Nalby in 5.

Prove me wrong Nalby and get it done in 3 comfortably please.

Roger the Dodger
01-18-2011, 05:41 PM
I hope fat Dave, I want Rafa to thrash him in QF :drool:

You'll regret you said this if that match up ever happens. :lol:

David in 3...By the way, who is Berankis ?
Never heard about him before. Is he young ?? I suppose he is, a new player to discover

A rising hot shot player from the generation of Dimitrov, Tomic, Harrison etc.

Nalbandian will win but it won't be easy

I suspect the same. I would love to have him win it in straights but I see at least one tiebreaker and 2 more close sets. His level is bound to drop because he'll be on court 6 and Berankis' will be motivated to get a big name in his bag.

Nalbandian in 3: 6-4 7-5 7-6.

01-18-2011, 05:50 PM

i wish he goes deep, deep in draw. he is 29 now, so he can play 2 more years on big level.

01-18-2011, 06:10 PM
Davey boy, and hopefully he'll catch fire around R4 and we'll get Fit Dave onwards.

01-18-2011, 06:20 PM
Richka in 4! He is much better than he shows at the moment. His coach after tuesday win against aussie - "Ricka is in a top form now, he didn't play his 100%, cause there was no need of that. It will be very interesting on Thursday."
At least your fat guy will have what to remember - he beated Leyton :)

01-18-2011, 06:24 PM
Nick Bolettieri thougts about this match-up -

"Nalbandian vs. Berankis – Berankis isn’t a big guy, but he packs a huge punch. He serves big, has monster groundstrokes and isn’t afraid of anyone. He played well in the opening round, but gets a tougher opponent in the second. Nalbandian is coming off of a long, emotional five-set win over Hewitt and that will definitely take a toll on his body. I am sure he is praying for a rain delay or heat delay or any kind of delay so he can get some rest. I am picking the upset in this match and I think Berankis will win it!"

01-18-2011, 06:27 PM
got to give the guy credit..looking on his blog and he's been right about every match so far

01-18-2011, 06:39 PM
Hopefully, Berankis wins.

01-18-2011, 06:42 PM
Mcdonalds has to work overtime to prepare Nalby for this match after today's marathon

01-18-2011, 08:42 PM
If Nalbandian is not hurting too much physically and he is mentally ready after such a fight against Hewitt (with Davo, you never know), he will take it in 3. But I would not be surprised if he ended up losing it. Still, Nalbandian in 4.

01-18-2011, 09:41 PM
Nalba is too good at this moment.

01-18-2011, 09:44 PM
Ronald mcdonald will have to provide a flawless strategic plan in order for dave to progress.

01-18-2011, 09:45 PM
Slim Dave in 4

01-19-2011, 05:23 AM
Just seen the schedule, last match on court 6. That'll help any nerves from Berankis, surely..

01-19-2011, 11:11 AM
yeah same court, same time, hopefully thats good luck and he wins again!

01-19-2011, 11:14 AM
Hopefully, Berankis wins.

Out of curiosity, why?

01-19-2011, 11:19 AM
Out of curiosity, why?

because berankis is da man! he is the most talented youngster to break into the top100 these last few years.

01-19-2011, 12:41 PM
David will win easily, when he had a 5 setters in first round of USO (vs De Voest) he trashed Serra in 3 sets 2 days later. He's accustomed to have 5 setters and to win the match after (RG 2006 vs Tursunov for ex). he's an athlete even his detractors think he eats junk food which is totally ridiculous : he wouldn't be a sportsman if he ate Mc DO : he would be some obese clerck ...I don't worry about his shape, he has enough gas in the tank to beat Berankis or anyone else

01-19-2011, 12:46 PM
Berankis is no Serra :lol: but I hope you're right otherwise

01-19-2011, 01:24 PM
To be honest, it's the first time I hear the name of Berankis....I don't know him at all so I can't compare him to Serra !!!
But I can't imagine El Rey losing to him after such an epic win vs Hewitt. He didn't make so many efforts to lose in 2nd round...believe me, he's going to win

01-19-2011, 01:33 PM
Oh, if he's too off, he'll lose. Berankis has weapons. If it was just the five-setter, I wouldn't be that worried, but he played the final the week before. Plus, he's been very up and down so far. Should win it, but it should preferably not be another epic if he's to stand a chance of a nice run here.

01-19-2011, 02:17 PM
Oh believe me Berankis will not loose in straigth sets you can be sure about that. The biggest strength of Berankis is his mental toughness. He has player 4 or 5 top 30 players. Not one of them had it easy, Meltzer and Mayer has a long 5 set marathons with him. He lost, but i think he's better now.
Berankis is one of the shortest players in the AO not even 180 cm, but he is very young this year he will be 21 years. Relying more on his inteligence then his physical capabilities.
The best chance for Nalbandian is to try to win quick, if it will go to 4 or 5 set's i give advantage to Berankis, but not only because Nalbandian had really tough one against Hewit, but because Berankis considering his age is very strong mentally.
I would say it's Nalbandian 53:47 Berankis

Start da Game
01-19-2011, 02:20 PM
Really hoping Daveed still has enough in the tank to clinch this.

why? is he in spartan's draw?

01-19-2011, 02:55 PM
why? is he in spartan's draw?

You should get out more, smell the roses and stuff, take your mind off spartan bullshit.

01-19-2011, 03:50 PM
Fatty better pump himself full of food to make sure the tank is full for this one.

01-19-2011, 03:57 PM
Well done Nalby for coming through that epic yesterday :worship: I want Berenkis to win in 4. That's my call :yeah:

01-20-2011, 08:04 AM
Berankis in 3. Gonna be a day match so Nalby will have minimal time to recover.