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IW QF WWW: R. Nadal vs D. Nalbandián

LocoPorElTenis
03-14-2012, 11:50 PM
Can David surprise again? vote and discuss.

Filo V.
03-14-2012, 11:51 PM
David will have to raise his level significantly from where it's been this week to make it happen. Plus he's played back to back three setters. Rafa should win in straights.

LastRocket
03-14-2012, 11:54 PM
I like nalbandian when he is on, but unfortunately nadal will destroy him. He better pray that nadal gets food poisoning :devil:

Vamos_Me_Rafa
03-14-2012, 11:56 PM
His royal majesty, Rafa Nadal. :worship:

ossie
03-14-2012, 11:58 PM
nalbandian is playing very well and he won't implode into unforced errors like dolgo, i think he will give nadal a masterclass in real tennis.

Sauletekis
03-14-2012, 11:58 PM
The question is: How many games will Nalby win? I would say 6...

Poirot123
03-14-2012, 11:59 PM
Nadal will cruise to an easy victory. The surface is just perfect for Nadal's game. Slow and high bouncing. Nalbandian will have to be inch perfect, serve beautifully, and be really consistent with his ground strokes to beat Nadal, and I still don't think it'll be enough. Nadal in two.

Nadal is cruising to the title here. Only Djokovic can stop him on this kind of surface and he hasn't looked 100% this week.

Stephan
03-14-2012, 11:59 PM
David has experience to beat Rafa...:)



VAMOS DAVID!!!

henke007
03-15-2012, 12:00 AM
Fitbandian to save tennis in str8s

Poirot123
03-15-2012, 12:01 AM
The only way Nalbandian wins this match is if I put £100 on Nadal to win...

SheepleBuster
03-15-2012, 12:04 AM
I bet the virus will play a part in this. This match won't be completed.

allpro
03-15-2012, 12:07 AM
this could be a tricky match for nadal. hopefully we’ll get something resembling their epic ’09 encounter (for two sets at least).

nadal in three.

Naudio Spanlatine
03-15-2012, 12:23 AM
Rafa is gonna be crushed, i just know it, Lawd safe me:sobbing: :sobbing: :scared: :scared: :scared: :bolt:

pray-for-palestine-and-israel
03-15-2012, 12:24 AM
a fitbandian win could save tennis

wont happen- its not 2007 anymore ppl

rocketassist
03-15-2012, 12:24 AM
Shame prime Nalbandian wasn't around to dismantle him.

He's always, even in old, past it, burger eater mode, pushed him. If it wasn't for USO courts being slowed last year he'd have got one maybe two sets off him.

Probably moonpig.com in three sets.

BroTree123
03-15-2012, 12:31 AM
How cake is this draw :o

asmazif
03-15-2012, 12:40 AM
Probably moonpig.com in three sets.

I think I've actually subconsciously thought of Nadal every time I've heard that jingle - I've just never realised it... Cheers for this mini-enlightenment.

viruzzz
03-15-2012, 12:41 AM
I'd love Nalby winning vs one of the big 4.
But I just don't see it happening.
Heart wants Nalby in 3
Head thinks Rafa in 2.

Topspindoctor
03-15-2012, 12:41 AM
Nadal to annihilate this fat clown. 6-1 6-1.

tripwires
03-15-2012, 01:24 AM
I would love for Nalby to beat Nadal but I don't see that happening. Nadal in 2. :sad:

samanosuke
03-15-2012, 01:34 AM
Dave haven't played 4 matches on the same tournament for ages. Tank is empty

BroTree123
03-15-2012, 01:37 AM
Should be 6-1, 6-2 probably

Jimnik
03-15-2012, 01:45 AM
If they were playing indoors, maybe Bandian could win more than 5 games.

LocoPorElTenis
03-15-2012, 01:52 AM
Dave haven't played 4 matches on the same tournament for ages. Tank is empty

Buenos Aires last month

lucho_coria
03-15-2012, 01:53 AM
If they were playing indoors, maybe Bandian could win more than 5 games.

If they were playing indoors, Maybe Nadal could win more than 2 games.

Nadal wins this in two.

Lestat
03-15-2012, 02:04 AM
fitdave needs to play as he did in the first set vs fixsy but the whole match like that to beat the pig.
today he played as fatdave nearly the whole match vs tsonga, he needs to improve...

If nalbandian plays at his best, he can beat anyone, even haters know that.

paseo
03-15-2012, 02:07 AM
Nalbandian not fit enough to hang with Nadal. Nadal in 3.

Mystique
03-15-2012, 02:16 AM
Nalbandian not fit enough to hang with Nadal. Nadal in 3.

This.
However, I think Nadal gets it done in 2. Maybe one tight set which will take the gas out of Dave;)

JediFed
03-15-2012, 02:16 AM
Nalbandian in 2. It's been so long since Rafa has played him.

Oh, and I want to see the hamburger rain again. :D

Evitman
03-15-2012, 02:22 AM
Nalbandian to beat Tsonga, Nadal, Federer, Djokovic in a row. :D

BroTree123
03-15-2012, 02:24 AM
Dave is way off of emulating FitDave atm. Looked quite mediocre throughout and a tad fortunate he played mugs to get to this QF.

Corey Feldman
03-15-2012, 02:28 AM
first three games Dave will give it his all, get broken, then lose 6-2 6-1

leng jai
03-15-2012, 02:29 AM
Nalbandian to beat Tsonga, Nadal, Federer, Djokovic in a row. :D

There would still be an asterisk next this tournament win since he didn't beat Murray.

Ajde.

Johnny Groove
03-15-2012, 02:31 AM
This will be a good fight.

Corey Feldman
03-15-2012, 02:34 AM
Nalby when he won Madrid

R32 Tomas Berdych W 4-6, 6-4, 7-6
R16 Juan Martin Del Potro W 6-2, 6-4
Q Rafael Nadal W 6-1, 6-2
S Novak Djokovic W 6-4, 7-6
W Roger Federer W 1-6, 6-3, 6-3

leng jai
03-15-2012, 02:40 AM
Nalby when he won Madrid

R32 Tomas Berdych W 4-6, 6-4, 7-6
R16 Juan Martin Del Potro W 6-2, 6-4
Q Rafael Nadal W 6-1, 6-2
S Novak Djokovic W 6-4, 7-6
W Roger Federer W 1-6, 6-3, 6-3

So he didn't beat Murray in that tournament either?

Ajde.

Luinir
03-15-2012, 03:23 AM
rafa is not playing really well but he seems to have good self-confidence so far and first serve is working good.. nalbandian hitting well too.. i think this will be a good to watch with some good rallies.. i don't know if it will go to 3 sets but i'm sure that rafa will win somehow at the end.. 30 year old nalbandian doesn't have enough ability to hurt rafa, that's just it..

HKz
03-15-2012, 03:45 AM
Nalbandian will win one set routinely and then just fail in the other 2 sets, much like all their other matches after 2007.

Nalby when he won Madrid

R32 Tomas Berdych W 4-6, 6-4, 7-6
R16 Juan Martin Del Potro W 6-2, 6-4
Q Rafael Nadal W 6-1, 6-2
S Novak Djokovic W 6-4, 7-6
W Roger Federer W 1-6, 6-3, 6-3

Such a nightmare draw he got through.

Fiberlight1
03-15-2012, 05:59 AM
Nalbandian in 2. It's been so long since Rafa has played him.

Oh, and I want to see the hamburger rain again. :D

They played at the US Open last year lol... They've actually played once a year since 2009 :D

GSMnadal
03-15-2012, 06:35 AM
Rafa will force feed him with a bagel and a breadstick. This way both will be happy

Deivid23
03-15-2012, 06:38 AM
Nalby when he won Madrid

R32 Tomas Berdych W 4-6, 6-4, 7-6
R16 Juan Martin Del Potro W 6-2, 6-4
Q Rafael Nadal W 6-1, 6-2
S Novak Djokovic W 6-4, 7-6
W Roger Federer W 1-6, 6-3, 6-3

Funny thing is he was down 4-6 0-4 against Berdych in that 2nd rnd match.

BroTree123
03-15-2012, 07:06 AM
Funny thing is he was down 4-6 0-4 against Berdych in that 2nd rnd match.

That's a pretty godly way to win the title :bowdown:

Allez
03-15-2012, 07:24 AM
Rafa crushes Fit Dave in 2.

EddieNero
03-15-2012, 07:43 AM
I'd like to reminds some brainless clowns over here Nalbandian had prime Nadal on the ropes 3 years ago.
Obviously the conditions favour Nadal, yet i'm quite confident FitDave is going to put a really good fight and win at least one set.

Vamos Dave.

Shinoj
03-15-2012, 07:44 AM
Watch out Nadal the BEAST IS CLIMBING. David in 3.

samanosuke
03-15-2012, 07:45 AM
Buenos Aires last month

i meant 5 matches

Stephan
03-15-2012, 08:12 AM
if David will serve good tomorrow, he will win ...
Nalbandian never has "cheap points" like Rafa or Novak, or others do...
yesterday "0" aces vs 13 of Clownga, but 7 double faults... :)
Yes, the serve is really Nalbadian's weak point... If he could do "couple" of aces per match like Federer, for example, he would be a Nr 1 ;)

plz Dave, do it tomorrow, beat Rafa again! :)

gaitare
03-15-2012, 08:20 AM
I've said it many times before but it should be repeated time and time again:

Nalbandian is a much better player than Nadal in every department bar serve, he's just not as successful.

Nalbandian never lost to Nadal when he was healthy.

David in 2.

GSMnadal
03-15-2012, 08:22 AM
I've said it many times before but it should be repeated time and time again:

Nalbandian is a much better player than Nadal in every department bar serve, he's just not as successful.

Nalbandian never lost to Nadal when he was healthy.

David in 2.

:rolls:

Good thing Nadal has that lethal serve which gave him all those slam titles FatDave doesn't have.

LisaKoh
03-15-2012, 08:30 AM
David to fold, unless something miraculous happens. Nalby has played 2 tough matches and he's exhausted. Easy for Rafa.

TBkeeper
03-15-2012, 09:05 AM
if David will serve good tomorrow, he will win ...
Nalbandian never has "cheap points" like Rafa or Novak, or others do...
yesterday "0" aces vs 13 of Clownga, but 7 double faults... :)
Yes, the serve is really Nalbadian's weak point... If he could do "couple" of aces per match like Federer, for example, he would be a Nr 1 ;)

plz Dave, do it tomorrow, beat Rafa again! :)

Hey man don't you think that this is Davy's weakness too he hasn't got cheap points on serve just like Nalby

Start da Game
03-15-2012, 10:09 AM
gladiator in 2 sets.....

JayR
03-15-2012, 10:30 AM
After two tough 3 setters for Nalbandian, though he did show a lot of grit in coming back from a set and a break down against Tsonga, I'd be surprised if Nadal doesn't win this in 2.

Yves.
03-15-2012, 11:23 AM
Mouthwatering matchup, really looking forward to this one. But I can only hope Nalbandian puts up a fight, nothing more...

Chris Kuerten
03-15-2012, 11:42 AM
If Nalbandian wins I will have such a big orgasm you will all be able to hear me.

samanosuke
03-15-2012, 12:12 PM
FitDave > any Nadal
FatDave < any Nadal

simple as that. nadal doesn't have much with outcome of this match

masterclass
03-15-2012, 12:15 PM
After two tough 3 setters for Nalbandian, though he did show a lot of grit in coming back from a set and a break down against Tsonga, I'd be surprised if Nadal doesn't win this in 2.

Hi Jay,

They may have been tough matches, but still only 3 sets. This is men's tennis.:)
The men have even played doubles on the same day they played singles.
Mr. Nalbandian doesn't play till Friday, so he has a day between the Tsonga and Nadal match.
It should be plenty to recover unless he is fighting an illness or injury.
Generally, the extra match play probably even helps those that have not been playing as deep into tournaments as others.

Respectfully,
masterclass

tripwires
03-15-2012, 12:25 PM
I've said it many times before but it should be repeated time and time again:

Nalbandian is a much better player than Nadal in every department bar serve, he's just not as successful.

Nalbandian never lost to Nadal when he was healthy.

David in 2.

I hope you're right. :sobbing:

Roger the Dodger
03-15-2012, 02:26 PM
fanaticism is shown through avatars and pics, not by naming yourself the player's name......

Stop picking on sensible posters, Fart da Blame. Mods, please delete this poster's account as everything he does is an insult to Humbalitos.

Johnny Groove
03-15-2012, 03:15 PM
Stop picking on sensible posters, Fart da Blame. Mods, please delete this poster's account as everything he does is an insult to Humbalitos.

No, no, keep him around, he is good entertainment.

Clay Death
03-15-2012, 03:16 PM
dont be surprised if nalFATian makes this difficult for the clay warrior.

BroTree123
03-15-2012, 03:18 PM
^^
Nonsense, FATian's luck was ridiculous coming into this QF. A healthy beating from even a 10% Rafa should reveal how Nalby really is at the moment.

Stephan
03-15-2012, 03:26 PM
^^
Nonsense, FATian's luck was ridiculous coming into this QF. A healthy beating from even a 10% Rafa should reveal how Nalby really is at the moment.

"how Nalby really is at the moment?

it means you do not know? :)

may be he is really "that" good? ;)
wait for tomorrow, he will tell je..

BroTree123
03-15-2012, 03:27 PM
"how Nalby really is at the moment?

it means you do not know? :)

may be he is really "that" good? ;)
wait for tomorrow, he will tell je..

What I meant is that he will be brought back down to Earth, where his luck of schooling mental midgets will end.

But in a general perspective via a range of people....who knows. Theoretically, anything can happen in a match really.

Clay Death
03-15-2012, 03:46 PM
i hope you are right but i also dont give a damn if the clay warrior gets his ass kicked tomorrow. then he can go fuck around with his doubles bullshit some all he wants.

nalFATian was pretty good against tsonga yesterday in the last 2 sets.

BroTree123
03-15-2012, 03:47 PM
Yeah but you forgot Tsonga was also shit in those last two sets. Atrocious concentration and effort.

Clay Death
03-15-2012, 03:49 PM
affirmative general Bro Tree.

we can sort of expect that from tsonga when he is pressed.

Sham Kay
03-15-2012, 03:58 PM
Judging by Nadal's form I'm going to have to underestimate Nalby and say 2 easy sets.

Gonna have to come out firing, since I doubt he'll last in a long 3 setter

tennizen
03-15-2012, 04:05 PM
Nadal in straights.

mark73
03-15-2012, 04:18 PM
i hope you are right but i also dont give a damn if the clay warrior gets his ass kicked tomorrow. then he can go fuck around with his doubles bullshit some all he wants.

nalFATian was pretty good against tsonga yesterday in the last 2 sets.

I think doubles is a good idea for Nadal. It's great practice, takes far less energy than singles and he has fantastic endurance. It will help his net game a great deal.

Start da Game
03-15-2012, 04:56 PM
affirmative general Bro Tree.

we can sort of expect that from tsonga when he is pressed.

i think he is not deserving of being called a general, hercules.....he is calling our posts nonsense.....we will have to keep his conduct in check for a few weeks.....

Clay Death
03-15-2012, 05:00 PM
I think doubles is a good idea for Nadal. It's great practice, takes far less energy than singles and he has fantastic endurance. It will help his net game a great deal.



man i hope so anyway.

sometimes he plays doubles from the baseline. just the way i used to play doubles. so i made it a social activity rather than engaging in any effort to improve my net game and the like.

i know he wants more court time but you can also practice more for that.

BroTree123
03-15-2012, 05:15 PM
i think he is not deserving of being called a general, hercules.....he is calling our posts nonsense.....we will have to keep his conduct in check for a few weeks.....

:confused:, what did I say that was so insulting, in regards to your posts?

Stephan
03-15-2012, 07:08 PM
Just read about Tsonga's opinion in VamosDavid site:

in the words of Jo-Wilfried Tsonga:
"The problem with Nalbandian is... that he's good! Very good!"


hope he will be good tomorrow too :)

BlueSwan
03-15-2012, 07:35 PM
I fail to understand those who pick Nalby in three. Unless Nalby steamrolls Nadal in two sets 2007 style, then there's just no way he is winning this. And since Nalby's current level isn't at his 2007 level AND these courts are dead slow, I find it hard to see Nadal even getting pushed to three sets, but I hope to be proven wrong. There's nothing better than watching Nalby school Nadal.

Argenbrit
03-15-2012, 10:16 PM
Most likely Nadal, but an upset would be entertaining.

fast_clay
03-15-2012, 11:47 PM
wtf... nalbandian isn't fat... he's just big boned...

sylacauga
03-16-2012, 08:10 AM
Fit Dave ready to cheat on his diet with some BBQ pork. Nalbandian in 2.

nalbyfan
03-16-2012, 09:01 AM
The better should win : King David will send Fatbutt back to his tapas buffet.
Vamos El Rey

HKz
03-16-2012, 09:22 AM
Nalbandian actually showed some very good signs last year in New York. He should have taken that first set and he was dictating play so well. David always starts out pretty well against Rafa, so I really think Nalbandian will take the first set. After that, it will really be all on Nalbandian's racket, or rather in his head. Either way, Nalbandian should be flowing with confidence as he went through a pretty brutal draw having to take out two top 10 players and certainly Cilic is a tough opponent as well. Only thing I'm worried about is his fitness as always. He has had to play 2 tough 3 setters, and his wins over Cilic and Starace weren't exactly walks in the park either.

Jverweij
03-16-2012, 10:34 AM
Expecting a Nadal victory in 2 sets, with only one of them being competitive. Nalbandian has all the weapons to demolish Nadal (see 2007), but lacks consistency. Also, I don't get where all the negativity about Nadal's form is coming from..it's looking pretty good to me.

That being said, I'll be rooting for David ofc

out_grinder
03-16-2012, 10:38 AM
Nadal to take out the trash in double bagel style

rocketassist
03-16-2012, 05:54 PM
Nalbandian actually showed some very good signs last year in New York. He should have taken that first set and he was dictating play so well. David always starts out pretty well against Rafa, so I really think Nalbandian will take the first set. After that, it will really be all on Nalbandian's racket, or rather in his head. Either way, Nalbandian should be flowing with confidence as he went through a pretty brutal draw having to take out two top 10 players and certainly Cilic is a tough opponent as well. Only thing I'm worried about is his fitness as always. He has had to play 2 tough 3 setters, and his wins over Cilic and Starace weren't exactly walks in the park either.

If they hadn't slowed the USO courts that year Nalby might have won the match. He did choke serving for the set, but the rabbit kept scrambling his shots back over and over.

One thing we can all agree on is Nalbandian of a few years ago would wipe the floor with him if he stepped on to court today.

Clay Death
03-16-2012, 06:13 PM
bullshit.

Mateya
03-16-2012, 06:27 PM
I hope David with his perfect twohanded backhand wins a set, maybe two.
It would be entertaining to say the least.

Nadal to take out the trash in double bagel style
I didn't know Nadal is scheduled to play you.

You just can't call a trash one of the most talented players ever and former top 10 (and also a Rafa roaster in the past).

Nole Rules
03-16-2012, 06:29 PM
I didn't know Nadal is scheduled to play you.

:lol:

Nole Rules
03-16-2012, 06:30 PM
Nadal in 3.

Clay Death
03-16-2012, 06:32 PM
I hope David with his perfect twohanded backhand wins a set, maybe two.
It would be entertaining to say the least.


I didn't know Nadal is scheduled to play you.

You just can't call a trash one of the most talented players ever and former top 10 (and also a Rafa roaster in the past).



ha ha ha. you just made out_grinder cry. you may have ruined his entire day.

good one.

Slice Winner
03-16-2012, 06:45 PM
Nadal will defeat his practice partner in tight two sets, or three sets with the last being 6-1 or 6-2 to Rafa.

Start da Game
03-16-2012, 06:46 PM
funny that people base 2 frigging useless results and sound as if nalbandian dominated nadal for the whole era.....whatever makes you haters to sleep well.....

fact remains that nadal has a winning record against every top player on the tour......keep praying that davydenko doesn't ever meet nadal again.....so that at least that eye-wash head 2 head will be there to wipe your tears of years......

Slice Winner
03-16-2012, 06:53 PM
funny that people base 2 frigging useless results and sound as if nalbandian dominated nadal for the whole era.....whatever makes you haters to sleep well.....

fact remains that nadal has a winning record against every top player on the tour......keep praying that davydenko doesn't ever meet nadal again.....so that at least that eye-wash head 2 head will be there to wipe your tears of years......

Florian Mayer is ranked #18 you know ;)

HKz
03-16-2012, 07:14 PM
funny that people base 2 frigging useless results and sound as if nalbandian dominated nadal for the whole era.....whatever makes you haters to sleep well.....

fact remains that nadal has a winning record against every top player on the tour......keep praying that davydenko doesn't ever meet nadal again.....so that at least that eye-wash head 2 head will be there to wipe your tears of years......

Your comments get more desperate everyday. Hell look at your sig. Lmfao. Please use more periods, they help.

BauerAlmeida
03-16-2012, 07:38 PM
I think that it's Nadal actually the one praying not to meet Davydenko.

ossie
03-16-2012, 07:44 PM
even if nadal wins he will he will lose to delpo, either is fine by me.

Mario000
03-16-2012, 07:59 PM
Nalbandian once again is going to beat world NO.1,2 and 3 at the same tournament

Ibracadabra
03-16-2012, 09:02 PM
last time i checked, goat hrbaty has a winning record against kneedull

Orka_n
03-16-2012, 09:05 PM
even if nadal wins he will he will lose to delpo, either is fine by me.lol

Crazy Girl
03-16-2012, 09:29 PM
I'm going with La Nalba.

GSMnadal
03-16-2012, 09:30 PM
I'm going with La Nalba.

Shocker.

Crazy Girl
03-16-2012, 09:30 PM
even if nadal wins he will he will lose to delpo, either is fine by me.double LOL!!!

RIboy
03-16-2012, 09:31 PM
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-4AUXWCxQ92Q/TlXgz9EbsKI/AAAAAAAAB10/qvGf76gdsyU/s1600/img_11847_beefy-david-nalbandian-shirtless-during-a-medical-check-up.jpg in 2

Crazy Girl
03-16-2012, 09:32 PM
Shocker.boh....I don't know...really. But I like La Nalba very much (just for this..) probably will be not..but I like, however.

Lestat
03-16-2012, 09:33 PM
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-4AUXWCxQ92Q/TlXgz9EbsKI/AAAAAAAAB10/qvGf76gdsyU/s1600/img_11847_beefy-david-nalbandian-shirtless-during-a-medical-check-up.jpg in 2

that is old, the current dave looks like Dhalsim from street fighter (?)

zdravkelja
03-16-2012, 09:58 PM
Lool, Dhalsim. :worship:

BIGMARAT
03-16-2012, 11:24 PM
he's currently ahead, who cares if he's fat :)