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Chloe le Bopper
08-02-2002, 08:36 PM
If vamos is the wrong language :confused: excuse my ignorance and correct me ;)

but GOOOOOOOOOOOOO DAVID! :hearts:

Smack Pandy home!

Chloe le Bopper
08-02-2002, 08:37 PM
I got to see David play Robredo on court two, so when standing on the edge the players are just ten feet away :o

I have about 6 pics, i will post them when they get put on my computer.

:hearts:

I saw him play Henman too! He was soo good :o

Chloe le Bopper
08-03-2002, 12:17 AM
ugh, he lost to the Pansy :fiery:

OH well, good luck in Cinci :D

Chloe le Bopper
08-04-2002, 10:59 PM
pffft no one else likes David? :fiery:

Chloe le Bopper
08-07-2002, 01:41 AM
David lost to Jarko in Three sets today :(

But at least he had a good outing in Toronto - it'd have been nice to see him build on that here, but meh.

:(

jrm
08-12-2002, 08:01 PM
is there any fan page of him

Chloe le Bopper
08-15-2002, 11:16 AM
I can't find one in English :fiery:

I know of a yahoo group of his in English.

I have no idea why he isn't more popular :confused:
Does anyone else have a site?

Chloe le Bopper
11-27-2002, 03:59 AM
For those who care (apparently just me) -

David won some tennis player of the year award in his country.

http://ar.clarin.com/diario/hoy/d-03802.htm

Chloe le Bopper
11-27-2002, 04:01 AM
There is a pic to go with it.

But for some reason atpworld is just being total ASS atm and won't let me post it.

So you can find it on the right hand side of the article.

Laury
12-06-2002, 03:37 AM
I love DAVID!!!!!!!!!!!!!

http://new.smh.com.au/ffxImage/urlpicture_id_1025667078236_2002/07/07/spt_nalbandian07.jpg

Chloe le Bopper
12-06-2002, 04:57 AM
Hi Laury!

OMG someone posted in my Vamos David Thread! Horray!

I gave up for a while because I realized I was talking to myself LOL.

:bounce:

Laury
12-11-2002, 01:21 PM
Hiya Rebecca
Thank you for this thread!
I´m waiting the Heineken cup to see David in action. And Australian open too, of course. He is the best argentinian on hart surface :bounce: :bounce:

Jessy_ar
01-08-2003, 11:48 AM
Hey thanks Rebecca. I love David :hearts:

Central
01-08-2003, 10:46 PM
David is great!! I had the chance to meet him at Wimbledon, and watch a couple of his matches... he's fantastic!!

Vamos David dale con toda allá abajo!!

Lucas Arg
01-10-2003, 10:15 PM
Hola a todos:wavey:

David perdio en la primera ronda en Auckland frente a Mariano Zabaleta....

Espero que tenga mejor suerte en el Aus Open:angel:

Nos vemos.

lokon
01-16-2003, 12:12 AM
CONGRATS to David on his 2nd round win!! :D :bounce:

Laury
01-16-2003, 02:47 AM
Vamos David!!!!
You can do it!
http://www.ausopen.org/images/pics/large/b_14_01_d_nalbandian_l.jpg

lokon
01-17-2003, 12:26 AM
Its too quiet here! I know David isnt playing today but heres a nice picture of him with the estoril cup :cool: :D

Show Xavier who's boss!

Laury
01-17-2003, 04:46 AM
awwwwwwwww
thank youuuuuuuuu
what a beautifull picture!

Jessy_ar
01-17-2003, 10:30 PM
Vamos David a ganar :bounce: ;) :bounce:

Jessy_ar
01-18-2003, 07:15 AM
David beat Xavier 4-6 6-2 6-0 3-0 (Xavier retired) :)

lokon
01-18-2003, 03:42 PM
:bounce: Congrats to David! :bounce:

Now its time to take down rogi! Vamos David vamos! :D :D

:fiery: at the aussie open site for only putting one picture of david up :fiery:

Jessy_ar
01-20-2003, 10:07 AM
David wins the first set 6-4 :bounce:

lokon
01-20-2003, 11:16 AM
I just woke up, VAMOS DAVID VAMOS!!!!

Jessy_ar
01-20-2003, 12:06 PM
David beat Federer 6-4 3-6 6-1 1-6 6-3 :)

lokon
01-20-2003, 05:38 PM
Finally some pics of David :D

lokon
01-20-2003, 05:38 PM
A hop for victory :D:D

lokon
01-20-2003, 05:40 PM
Last one

:hearts: at David's eyes :angel:

Jessy_ar
01-21-2003, 09:35 AM
Thanks for the pic's ;)

lokon
01-21-2003, 06:28 PM
Good luck to David tonight! Luckily his is the last day match which means Ill be able to watch it live. :fiery: to ESPN if you dare pre-empt his match to show serena's entire match or go back and show kim on tape delay!

VAMOS DAVID :bounce:

Laury
01-27-2003, 04:02 AM
David is the number 9 today!!!

Wowwwwwwwwwww he is a top teeeeeeeennn

Chloe le Bopper
01-31-2003, 02:14 AM
Here is a pic of him (midway down the page) at some sports awards show:

http://www.leonasweb.com/pages/fotos-olimpia01.asp

Laury
02-03-2003, 04:38 AM
Sorry Guillermo Cañas..... but DAVID is confirmed in Davis Cup singles with Gaston Gaudio :bounce: :bounce:

saff76ar
02-04-2003, 01:59 AM
Here's a few more pics of David and Gaston training at the new stadium.


http://www.carp.org.ar/html/davis.php3

Btw, that sports awards ceremony is called Olimpia de Plata (silver olimpia), David won the tennis player of the year award, he was also nominated for sports person of the year but lost to Cecilia Rognoni , member of the national field hockey team that won the world championships at Perth 2002.

vaiva
02-04-2003, 10:28 PM
Link (http://www.sportinglife.com/tennis/news/story_get.dor?STORY_NAME=international_feed/03/02/04/TENNIS_Arg-Davis_Cup_Nalbandian.html)

http://www.sportinglife.com/pictures/general/allsportdavidnalbandian.jpg
Nalbandian - in confident mood (Getty Images)

NALBANDIAN SEEKS SWEET REVENGE
By From Sergio Ferraro, PA International, Buenos Aires

David Nalbandian leading an Argentinian Davis Cup team was something impossible to imagine less than a year ago.

But one Wimbledon final and a string of victories later, it's an unquestionable reality.

The 21-year-old will be the key player in this week's tie against Germany, playing the number one singles slot and the doubles.

"This is the first time I will play a Davis Cup in my country, and the feeling is unmatchable. I'm really happy and waiting for the victory," he told PA International.

Nalbandian only made his Davis Cup debut in Argentina's last fixture - the 2002 semi-finals against Russia in Moscow.

Partnering Lucas Arnold - as he is expected to do against the Germans - he won an epic doubles match against Marat Safin and Yevgeny Kafelnikov, taking the fifth set 19-17.

On the Sunday, however, he lost in the singles against Safin and Russia qualified for the finals where they beat France.

"If we defeat Germany, we may face the Russians in the second round.

"This time it would be in Buenos Aires, and we can't wait for that re-match," he said.

But Nalbandian shouldn't have to wait that long for another re-match: this weekend he is set to face Rainer Schuettler, who beat him in the quarter-finals of last month's Australian Open.

"I was having a great tournament, but I left with the bitter taste of defeat," the Argentine remembers now.

"When I played Schuettler I had muscular pains from my previous match, and I also had bad day."

"That's why, as soon as I lost, I said I would have my revenge in the Davis Cup.

"This time we will play in my home, and on a clay court, where his level goes down. I think I can defeat him this time."

Nalbandian's lone triumph in four clashes with Schuettler came on clay in last year's Tennis Masters Series event at Monte Carlo.

Reaching the quarter-finals in the Australian Open was enough for Nalbandian to claim ninth place in the ATP rankings, become the first Argentine in the top 10 for 13 years and to see him awarded the captaincy.

"Being ninth in the world fills me with pride," he said.

"I do have more responsibilities now, but that doesn't add any pressure for this tie. Here we're a team, and how I am ranked doesn't count.

"We have a great team. All the guys are in great form, and we feel great about playing in front of our people.

"The Davis Cup is something really special, and we don't want to disappoint the people."

As he talks his confidence rises.

"A result? Write there that we win. We win, 4-1."

Chloe le Bopper
02-05-2003, 02:02 AM
Thanks for the article vaiva, and thanks to Saff for the links :)

saff76ar
02-06-2003, 01:52 AM
Exclusive interview (it's in spanish though but it's got new pics included) with David from the River Plate official site.

http://www.carp.org.ar/html/reportaje_nalbandian.php3

In short he talks a little about his gf, his hobbies and how passionate he is about River Plate (best argentinian soccer team:p).

Jessy_ar
02-07-2003, 11:20 AM
Good interview :)

Jessy_ar
02-11-2003, 01:58 PM
David good luck always :cool:

Jessy_ar
02-12-2003, 09:09 AM
:D

Chloe le Bopper
02-12-2003, 05:45 PM
Does anybody know where his next tournament is? Or where I can find his schedule for the whole year?

My Spanish is poor, but it's well enough that I can navigate a Spanish site is need be.

saff76ar
02-13-2003, 02:17 AM
I only know where he's playing next week so far, that is the AT & T Cup in Buenos Aires.

Btw, David has parted ways with his coach Gabriel Markus, it is said it was good terms (dunno why he decided to do this now that he's doing so well), he'll be trained by his brother Javier for now.

lokon
02-17-2003, 10:13 PM
Good luck to David tonight! :D

lokon
02-18-2003, 03:33 AM
Congrats to David for his win over Fernando (6-3 7-5) :D

lokon
02-18-2003, 03:34 AM
Heres another image from the Buenos Aires site

lokon
02-20-2003, 03:23 AM
David keeps rolling as he defeats Franco Squillari 6-1 6-3

VAMOS DAVID! :D:D:cool:

(Where is everyone else? :sad: :()

Catriel
02-20-2003, 04:55 AM
I saw her first match!

Last monday I went to the AT&T tournament but didn´t know the schedulle, I thought I was going to watch Kuerten Rios and then David entered the court!!!

He is playing really well, he doesnt seem the same who was defeated by Schuetller. He really seems a top ten and (obviously) one of the best players of the world. I thing AT&T Cup will be for him or for Gaudio (perhaps Guga)

Sorry he defeated Franco, I like him since years ago (he has my age) but I know Franco didn´t have a chance to win here, so I´m happy for David.

Chloe le Bopper
02-20-2003, 05:03 AM
I hope that David plays Guga in the finals! And beats him :D But no need to get ahead of myself here...

Thanks for the brief report Catriel! I'm glad that there are more of us in here now! The first ten posts or so of this thread were mine ;)

Chloe le Bopper
02-20-2003, 05:04 AM
I remember reading David commenting that as a top ten player he has more responsibility and expectations, and that he's up for the challenge. I'm paraphrasing, but he said something to that effect ;)

Chloe le Bopper
02-20-2003, 05:05 AM
By the way, David and Lucas Arnold won their doubles match over Guga and Andre Sa today! I'm thrilled to see that these two are going to play some main tour events, for what I assume is preparation for Russia :D

Catriel
02-20-2003, 05:07 AM
About Coria-Nalbandian

The press and the people here are talking too much about this game. They say it´s very speciall for both of them, more than a final.
The reason is that they both made her juniors career together, playing doubles and playing singles in the same tournaments. They have face each other in a Rolland Garros juniors final.
But when they become pro, Guillermo didn´t rise so soon like David and his career was stopped for a lesion and for the "dopping trouble"
But now Coria is perhaps in her best moment, he is playing better, he is not trowing the racquet to the floor, and getting excellents results.
But if he is in her best moment ¿what about David? He is a top ten and he is playing like that, like one of the best players of the world. Very confidente, very strong, he doesn´t give a chance to her rivals.
Coria has played 6 sets (3 vs Acasuso and 3 vs Zabaleta), David only 4 but he played a 2 hourd doubles match with Lucas Arnold to defeat Kuerten/Sa in doubles late last night.

Head to Head
The have meet one time:
Lima 2000 (Clay) Coria won 6-2 6-7 6-1
Very tight and a long time ago. Same surface, but they were still entering into the pros

Note: David was born in 1/1/1982 and the "mago" Coria 13/1/1982, only 12 days between them.

Chloe le Bopper
02-20-2003, 05:10 AM
Thanks for the info on Coria-Nalbandian! I'm going to lean on David for this match, if only because I think he's very hungry right now. I think that loss to Schuettler in Australia has really spurred him on, and hopefully will prove to be not such abad thing afterall.

I didn't realize that Coria was the same age, I thought that he was a year older for some reason :)

lokon
02-20-2003, 02:48 PM
:wavey: catriel

wow Davids a new year baby :D I agree that David probably wants this more which is why Im predicting him to win over Coria. He wants to prove himself to be more than a fluke slam finalist (which I think he has already done).

lokon
02-22-2003, 01:35 AM
David lost to Coria 6-3 3-6 6-7 :sad:

Such a close match could have gone either way

Chloe le Bopper
02-22-2003, 10:59 AM
A small consolation: Arnold/Nalbandian d. Cermak/Friedl 57 64 63

David and Lucas are on to the doubles finals :)

Jessy_ar
02-25-2003, 06:22 AM
Go David!! :)

BigCrimper
07-14-2003, 06:59 PM
Go Dave! But, get a new serve please :o

Kazandra
08-10-2003, 01:33 AM
Congrats to David on reaching his first TMS final :D

It'll be incredibly tough to beat Roddick in this kind of form, but perhaps he can have a word with Canas... ;)

Gonzo Hates Me!
08-10-2003, 01:38 AM
Yeah!!!!! I'm so happy!!! GO DAVID!!!!!!!!!!!! KILL ANDY!!!!!!!! Haha, okay--I don't mind who wins! But my love goes out to Dave!

Gonzo Hates Me!
08-15-2003, 10:05 PM
Does anyone know anything about David's girlfriend Victoria? Is he still with her?

Is this Victoria?

http://www.leonasweb.com/images/varias/olimpias/01.jpg

Chloe le Bopper
08-16-2003, 03:16 AM
I don't know anything about his gf :p Last year this gf was some model with brown hair, and I only know that because they put the camera on her about 5 times. Couldn't tell you if that is the same chick or not.

Ugh @ him losing to Fish! Fish! I'm deepy, deepy disgusted at this.

Gonzo Hates Me!
08-17-2003, 05:38 AM
Rebecca, you are his girlfriend, aren't you? It all makes sense now!!!

...I like Mardy... but you know me, I have these ephemeral crushes. Here today, then poof, they're gone! I just pray that is not what's happening with Naba, and Gonzo! But my crushes for them have gone past a month so I think I am safe. But I am over Mardy--I swear I loved him for like 3 days, in all seriousness. I am mad he defeated David too. Booooooooo! I still like Mardy though and I am proud of him, I must say, but the love his gone. He will lose tomorrow for sure anyway.

Sorry, the final of your nightmare

Chloe le Bopper
08-17-2003, 06:26 AM
I actually used to like Fish. I was sad when he lost in Australia. True story.

Gonzo Hates Me!
08-18-2003, 04:50 AM
And I used to hate him. Strange how things work out! And once upon, I liked Ferrero for two years straight. Once upon a time

Chloe le Bopper
08-21-2003, 05:11 AM
Before he won RG and Guga was no longer at his best. Yes, I read all about that.

luna_moonstone
09-01-2003, 04:08 AM
Finally David actually has a cheering thread....although it looks like no ones been here in a while.

Hello anyone???

Gonzo Hates Me!
09-01-2003, 04:15 AM
I am here Luna! :wavey: and I love Naba!!! Best wishes Nabs in the following round!

luna_moonstone
09-02-2003, 12:37 AM
Well he's playing Roger so his chances are pretty good. But if he wins he better beat Andy LOL :)

Chloe le Bopper
09-05-2003, 04:23 AM
Rah! Rah! Rah!

Glad to see David has kept the streak alive :devil:

Gonzo Hates Me!
09-05-2003, 05:38 AM
Oh Luna, I love Andy, but it wouldn't kill me to see Nabs defeat him because I love him so much. However, it would kill me to see him lose and see the immaturity it would garner around here. David's win would be so bittersweet with that, but if everyone were a bit more respectable, I would be completely joyous for David-- I wish I could block everything out

Well, if he plays Ando again, I know he will be more mentally there. Rebecca, Luna, he is playing so great and is having so much mental strength as he proceeds with his matches. Yay! And he is looking so much more beautiful on court. Had to throw that in

I think it's good for Rogi to lose to David AGAIN because many people had an ego for Rogi everytime he defeated Andy. And Rogi also has an ego that goes unnoticed usually. Rogi can be so cocky. I guess I am secretly liking him less and less these days, especially because he didn't show-up at Legg Mason again, last year, a bit more understandable I guess. But people can see he's human and Rogi is brought back down to Earth and he is so frustrated that someone can do this to him... and it's kinda funny. Hehe!!!

I think it is so beautiful and so interesting that there is one person who is always better than everyone's idea of perfection. Nalbandian, how dare he! Pfft

VAMOS DAVID!!!!!!!!!!!!! YAY!!

Chloe le Bopper
09-10-2003, 10:13 PM
David lost, obviously, but it's good to see him improving. People often forget he's the same age as Andy and Coria, and throw him in the same catagory as Schuettler and Schalken... and will both those players are very good, it's ridiculous to put Nalbandian in the same grouping with them.

David might be out of the Davis Cup tie, btw. :(

Aleta4
09-14-2003, 01:30 PM
Does anyone have specific info about David's injury ? :sad:

I read different artcles and it says he has a strained back in some and others say he has an inflammation in his wrist.

Aleta4
09-14-2003, 06:50 PM
Never mind :sad:

Nalbandian says Argentina squad has depth
Posted: Friday September 12, 2003 12:33PM; Updated: Friday September 12, 2003 12:33PM


BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) -- U.S. Open semifinalist David Nalbandian insisted Friday that Argentina had enough depth to overcome the absence of the team's top two players in its Davis Cup semifinal against Spain.

Nalbandian and Guillermo Coria, ranked fifth in the world, both pulled out of Argentina's team this week because of injuries suffered in the U.S. Open.



At a news conference ahead of the Argentine squad's departure to Malaga for next week's best-of-five series, Nalbandian dismissed speculation Argentina's team had been struck a crippling blow.

"Of course the withdrawal of Coria and myself had an impact. But they are a great team and I told them I would join them in the finals," he said.

Spain's national squad features the ATP's top-ranked player, U.S. Open runner-up Juan Carlos Ferrero, and is one of the strongest in years since that country won the Davis Cup in 2000.

But Nalbandian insisted Argentina had sufficient depth as teammates Gaston Gaudio and Agustin Calleri are joined by last-minute substitutes Mariano Zabaleta and Lucas Arnold in the Sept. 19-21 semifinal.

Nalbandian was up two sets against American Andy Roddick in the U.S. Open last weekend before suffering an inflamed left wrist and a pulled abdominal muscle. Roddick went on to win the match and the tournament.

Nalbandian, ranked ninth in the world, said he and Coria, who suffered a pulled hamstrung while battling Andres Agassi in the quarterfinals, fell victims to an extremely competitive circuit this year.

Coria pulled out of the Davis Cup on Wednesday.

"The tennis circuit has an enormous amount of wear and tear," Nalbandian said. "I'm sure that a great number of the injuries we are seeing are the result of so much competition. In no other sport do you see players competing week after week for so long."

Nalbandian, 21, said he will now rest up for nearly a month.

"My injuries are rather severe for playing even a few days now," he said. "If I compete now, I run the risk of having to stop more than a month or even a few weeks" down the road.

Meanwhile, Argentina Captain Gustavo Luza is to make hasty changes in strategy on the mix of singles and doubles matches against Spain. Hours before leaving for Spain, he had yet to disclose his plans.

Spain has depth in the form of World No. 1 Carlos Moya, former French Open champion Alberto Costa and doubles specialist Alex Corretja.

The other semifinal pits Switzerland against Australia in Melbourne.

Vera
09-27-2003, 06:21 PM
Nalby was in a car accident :eek: . Luckily, he wasn't hurt. Gosh, give me a scare when I read the headline. Be good, David.

Aleta4
09-27-2003, 08:10 PM
Nalby was in a car accident :eek: . Luckily, he wasn't hurt. Gosh, give me a scare when I read the headline. Be good, David.

Oh NO :scared: this is terrible
Hope nobody else is hurt either.

Can you maybe post the article where you read this.

Chloe le Bopper
09-27-2003, 09:26 PM
"D.Nalbandian was involved in an head-on automobile collision early this morning in Córdoba. He was apparently unhurt, while his girl friend suffered slight injuries. The driver of the other car injured his ankle. "

*Ljubica*
09-28-2003, 06:32 PM
Hope David gets well soon and is ready to play in the European hard-court season - think he should have a good chance of qualifying for the Masters this year, and look forward to seeing him (and Guillermo of course!), in Madrid and Paris :)

misyou25
10-01-2003, 11:50 AM
David Nalbandian will be #1!
He's great and cool!
I met him at the US Open.
He's such a nice man and he's not arrogant!
Go David!

misyou25
10-03-2003, 09:59 AM
David broke up with his girlfriend a few week ago!

Aleta4
10-03-2003, 12:24 PM
David broke up with his girlfriend a few week ago!

huh ? I thought his girlfriend was with him in that car accident a few days ago and got slight injuries :confused:

Anyway I hope he comes back strong :D will he play Vienna ?

*Ljubica*
10-03-2003, 03:17 PM
Unfortunately David has had to pull out of Vienna with injuries - I don't know whether it's the original wrist injury or something to do with the car crash.

As for the girlfriend - I think he split up with Vicky a few weeks ago (they had been together for ages), and the girl in the car with him was Sofia who is his new girlfriend.

Aleta4
10-03-2003, 03:47 PM
Injured Argentines out of CA Trophy


October 3, 2003
VIENNA, Austria (AP) -- Three injured Argentines -- Guillermo Coria, David Nalbandian and Gaston Gaudio -- withdrew Friday from the CA Trophy tournament.

Coria, who was seeded third, has an injured thigh. The fifth-seeded Nalbandian, a U.S. Open semifinalist, hurt his wrist. Gaudio has elbow pain.

The withdrawals mean Tommy Robredo of Spain and Nicolas Massu of Chile will move further up in the seedings. The tournament begins Monday.


:sad: damn injuries :mad:

*Ljubica*
10-08-2003, 09:48 PM
Seems like David and Guille have both pulled out of Madrid too - such a shame - I am so sad about it. Probably won't bother to go now :(

Aleta4
10-09-2003, 09:58 AM
Oh NOOOO :mad: :sad: :mad: DAMMIT

These injuries must be pretty bad :sad:

Is David gonna play at all in Europe this fall then, now that his chances for Houston are diminishing :sobbing:

*Ljubica*
10-09-2003, 10:39 AM
Hi Aleta, - as far as I know he is still planning to play in Basel and Paris Masters. The injury is almost healed, - he just wants to rest it another week especially as he has lots of points to defend in Basel. I guess now that Hewitt has pulled out of all European tourneys he has more chance of getting to Houston, but it doesn't look that good :( Unfortunately my Spanish isn't that good so I hope I've translated the Argentine news reports correctly! I'm just really upset coz David and Guillermo Coria are my two favourite players - I was going to Madrid to see them and now they've both pulled out injured :o Just hope they get well soon so I can see them in Paris instead!

Aleta4
10-09-2003, 05:58 PM
Hi Rosie :wavey:
thanks for the news on David, that doesn't sound too bad then. Hope he can reach Houston, good for him that Hewitt is now out of contention and Schalken doesn't seem to have the best run right now. Flip could be trouble if he is healthy again.
Anyway most importand is that Gui and David are healthy, love to watch them, oh I would love to go to Paris, too. I had planned to but they pulled back my exams date to November and now I have to study :mad:

*Ljubica*
10-09-2003, 07:29 PM
Good Luck in your exams, - I'm glad I've finished all that now:-)) I'll give them a cheer from you in Paris :worship:

*Ljubica*
10-22-2003, 07:02 PM
Great to see David winning so easily in his first match back from injury today in Basel, - hope he can keep the good form going all the way to Houston :)

Aleta4
10-22-2003, 07:14 PM
VAMOS DAVID :bounce:

Great to see him back :D He was looking good today, little rusty at first but rolled in the second :woohoo:

*Ljubica*
10-24-2003, 05:53 PM
David was awesome today - it was brilliant to see him playing like that again - especially in the 1st set, - and with Grosjean beaten today it looks more likely he will get to Houston!

Aleta4
10-24-2003, 06:27 PM
:bounce: DAVID :bounce:

Great match :woohoo:

got a little tight in the second set cause Tim picked up his game. David needs to serve better tomorrow. He needs more first serves in in the semis. But this is already great for him possibly making it to Houston :clap2:

Vera
10-26-2003, 01:14 AM
Vamos David, win this title. :)

Aleta4
10-26-2003, 07:07 AM
Nalbandian: “I feel great. I’m playing very good this week.”

“It was a very close match. He didn’t serve very well today, that was the difference.”

“It’s tough to have a one and a half month break and then play well. I’m happy that I’ve been able to do that.”

About the final
“I’m very happy to be in the final here for the second time, I like to play here. It’s going to be a very tough match with long rallies. He is a great player, he can beat anyone. We know each other so well, we have been playing each other since we were ten years old.”

“We’re going to run a lot. It’s going to be a tough match. I think I have a good change win tomorrow.”

Roddick: “He played well, I felt I hit the ball pretty cleanly. I was a little erratic on my forehand, besides that I was pretty happy. Maybe I didn’t play my best at the right time. I’m not disappointed with the way I played. He was just playing better.”

“I feel like I’m on the verge of playing very well. I feel optimistic for the next couple of weeks. I got a couple of tough matches here.”

:worship: http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20031025/capt.bas11510251947.switzerland_tennis_swiss_indoo rs_bas115.jpg :worship:

Aleta4
10-27-2003, 11:52 AM
Anybody have any knews on David's wrist injury ?

Would love to see him play in Paris and Houston but hope he is smart and does not rush things, it's not worth risking surgery. :bigcry: :sobbing:

Aleta4
10-30-2003, 05:31 PM
http://www.masters-cup.com/local_images/pix/nalbandian1.jpg

Nalbandian Nails Last Spot

David Nalbandian of Argentina is the eighth and final player to qualify for the season-ending Tennis Masters Cup, Nov. 8-16, at the Westside Tennis Club in Houston. Nalbandian clinched his place in the Tennis Masters Cup on Thursday as a result of No. 11 Paradorn Srichaphan losing his third round match in Paris.

The 21-year-old Argentine joins countryman Guillermo Coria in the Tennis Masters Cup. Nalbandian is one of four players (Coria, Roddick, Schuettler) making his debut in the year-end championship. This is the first time since 1982 that two Argentines (Jose-Luis Clerc and Guillermo Vilas) will be competing in the year-end championship.

"I am very happy to qualify for the Masters Cup. It was definitively my biggest goal of the season and I am very happy that I made it. I think I will be ready for the event after the rest I took this and next week. :D I will try to give it all and do my best in the event. I hope that this is not my only year to play there," said Nalbandian.

The alternate position will be decided this week at the BNP Paribas Masters in Paris. Mark Philippoussis currently holds the alternate spot but Gustavo Kuerten, Jiri Novak, Tommy Robredo and Martin Verkerk all have a chance at becoming the alternate depending on their finish in Paris.

Despite battling injuries throughout the season, Nalbandian is on course to finish in the Top 10 for the first time in his career. Nalbandian did not win an ATP title but reached two finals (TMS Montreal, Basel) and played well in big tournaments, compiling a 13-4 record in Grand Slam play and 14-7 in Tennis Masters Series events. He advanced to the
quarterfinals at the Australian Open (l. to Schuettler) and semifinals at the US Open (l. to Roddick).

He withdrew from three European summer clay tournaments due to an abdominal injury and he has been plagued by a left wrist (tendinitis) injury since the US Open. He advanced to last week's final in Basel but had to withdraw from the title
match and he pulled out from this week's tournament in Paris.

The other top seven players in the ATP Champions Race have qualified for the Tennis Masters Cup Houston, the year-end tournament where the best eight players of 2003 collide. Andy Roddick, Juan Carlos Ferrero, Roger Federer and Andre Agassi guaranteed a place in Houston, as the four Grand Slam winners of 2003. No. 5 Guillermo Coria and No. 6 Rainer Schuettler are making their first appearances in the year-end championship while No. 7 Carlos Moya was a finalist at the year-end championship in 1998.

haize
11-01-2003, 07:28 AM
Vamos,Nalby~~~Be careful and good luck in Houston :yeah:

*Ljubica*
11-01-2003, 07:24 PM
Hi everyone - just to say I am back from seeing David play in Basel, and also went to Paris, although of course, he wasn't able to play there. The wrist did seem very painful again :( , but hope he rests and is able to play in Houston. His form was great in Basel, - especially against Roddick - it was great to see him play that well again after such a long break.

*Ljubica*
11-10-2003, 08:13 PM
Congratulations David - the win against Ferrero tonight was awesome :worship:

Aleta4
11-10-2003, 08:18 PM
DAVID :worship:


Though this was really a bizarre match :eek: wonder what is wrong with Juanqui.

Reichen
11-10-2003, 11:57 PM
Great Job David!!!!;)

Kyoda
11-11-2003, 05:54 AM
Congrats David! Great win! :clap2: :bounce:

Aleta4
11-11-2003, 05:30 PM
http://www.masters-cup.com/local_images/picture_gallery/images/pic-10-11-03-n02-g.jpg

*Ljubica*
11-12-2003, 04:19 PM
Good luck tonight David, - if you can win this won it should be semi-finals for sure and such a great achievement after all the injury problems.

*Ljubica*
11-14-2003, 08:52 AM
So sorry that you didn't win David - you were playing the crowd and the officials as well as Agassi :( Take care during the next few months and good luck for next season.

Aleta4
12-07-2003, 09:00 PM
http://www.caras.uolsinectis.com.ar/edicion_1134/images/nota_04_foto_1.jpg :kiss: nice !
http://www.caras.uolsinectis.com.ar/edicion_1134/images/nota_04_foto_2.jpg
http://www.caras.uolsinectis.com.ar/edicion_1134/images/nota_04_foto_3.jpg :haha: this looks weird

Iza
12-20-2003, 07:56 PM
y don't we have a separate David thread like Guille and Guga?
I think he has enough fans that would love having that!
I wanted to ask u how u prefer David. With shorter hair or with long hair like now. I personally like him more now, I think his locks make him sexier (if that is possible :drool: )

*Ljubica*
12-21-2003, 04:53 PM
Hi Iza - yes, I definately prefer the longer hair too! Did you see the photos of him when he had his hair in braids a couple of weeks ago? I'm not sure abut those to be honest but I think he looks gorgeous whatever he does with his hair!!!

Iza
12-22-2003, 08:26 AM
No, I haven't. I've only seen Guille with them. Can't u post them?

*Ljubica*
12-22-2003, 05:35 PM
No, I haven't. I've only seen Guille with them. Can't u post them?

Hi Iza, - unfortunately I can't post photos onto this Board from my computer here (some kind of technical hitch). But I could email them to you if you gave me your email address. They don't suit him though - trust me! Did you hear he may still have to have surgery at the beginning of January? :( If that happens it would put him off the circuit til about June so I believe, - I sincerely hope it won't happen, - he will know in a couple of weeks.

Iza
12-22-2003, 06:58 PM
my addy is realmadridfanatik@yahoo.com
hope no maniac will see it :devil:

Iza
12-22-2003, 07:00 PM
:eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: SURGERY?????????? :sobbing: Hope not!

Iza
12-22-2003, 07:02 PM
so y can't there be a separate thread for David?

*Ljubica*
12-22-2003, 08:39 PM
Hi Iza,

I sent you the photo in a separate email - hope you get it OK

Iza
12-26-2003, 07:56 PM
none here????? :confused: :confused: :confused: :confused: :confused:

Aleta4
12-26-2003, 08:08 PM
new hairdo:

http://www.lanacion.com.ar/anexos/imagen/03/265420.JPG

going "Beckham" ? ;)

Iza
12-26-2003, 08:15 PM
new hairdo:

http://www.lanacion.com.ar/anexos/imagen/03/265420.JPG

going "Beckham" ? ;)
hope not!
:eek:

Aleta4
12-26-2003, 08:25 PM
hope not!
:eek:

Me either ;)

But as long as David is HEALTHY and avoids surgery *crosses fingers* I can even live with the ponytail lol :)

*Ljubica*
12-26-2003, 09:37 PM
Me either ;)

But as long as David is HEALTHY and avoids surgery *crosses fingers* I can even live with the ponytail lol :)

I'm not a great fan of the Beckham pony tail either - hope it disappears before we see him next!! But like you say, Aleta, I can live with it providing he doesn't have to have surgery. As far as the news on that is concerned, David goes to Spain next week to see the Doctor who treated him before Houston, and a final decision will then be made depending on the results of X-rays etc. He says he is practising quite happily at the moment and using the double-handed backhand without pain, but, of course, if the X-rays show too much internal damage he will still have to have the surgery. as playing under match conditions is obviously much more strenuous than practice and the pain could soon reoccur.

This is what David said in a "La Nacion" newspaper in Argentina today about the surgery:-

"Of course I have been worried and still am, but if the tests show that I do still need surgery even after all the rest and recovery I have had, then I'll just have to do it, and stand the months without playing. It worries me a lot, but it's something that could happen to anyone."

It's actually a brilliant interview but a bit long to post it all here. I just wish him all the good luck in the world though and keep my fingers crossed that everything will be OK next week.

Aleta4
12-27-2003, 11:44 AM
Hi Rosie :wavey:

I read that interview in La Nacion, too (with my pathetic Spanish knowledge :tape: )
I thought the interview sounded quite positive but like you said nothing can be done when the doctor says surgery is required.
Did you see David at the award ceremony, where Guille won the award and him and David hugged each other :) ? I think they posted a link to it in the Coria forum a couple of days ago. He even was having the ponytail look there :eek:

*Ljubica*
12-27-2003, 12:35 PM
Yes I have seen the video Aleta - it's not the best quality is it? But at least you can see him! Evidently David was interviewed on the news in Argentina last night - my friend said he sounded quite positive about his wrist and looked great:) Still had the Beckham-hair though! Guess we will just have to keep our fingers crossed about the surgery a little longer - my annual trip to Monte Carlo Masters will not be the same without him :(

Aleta4
12-28-2003, 07:52 PM
Yeah, the video was a little blury but liked the hug between two of my favs :) nice gesture.
Do you know if David will really play in Adelaide ? I read in the Argentinian press that he won't be going to Spain to see the doctor before New Years so I am wondering about him playing this lead up tourney :confused:

Man, you are so lucký to be going to Monte Carlo :) I am sure at least Guille will do well there. For David, we will have to keep our fingers crossed.

*Ljubica*
12-29-2003, 04:30 PM
Hi Aleta - no I don't think David will be in Adelaide now. The second part of the charity exhibition he played with Marcos Ligato yesterday will take place next Saturday (3rd January), and he then flies out to Spain to see the Doctor on Sunday. If he gets the all-clear then I think he plans to play the Kooyong Exhibition the week after just before the Aussie Open, which was always his original plan before Adelaide was even mentioned.

If you've been reading the Argentine press too I think it looks like he is feeling quite confident about the wrist but obviously it is ultimately up to the Doctor.

And yes, Monte Carlo is THE best tournament in my opinion - lovely scenery, nice weather, good tennis, and it's always the week before my Birthday :) so I get to have a big party with all my other friends who travel there. It is usually the first tournament of the year that we can all get to see "live" so it's always been special to us!

By the way - have you seen all the photos in "La Nacion" of David's exhibition yesterday? It sounds like it was fun :)

Aleta4
12-29-2003, 06:18 PM
Hi Rosie,
yeah I saw those photos at David's yahoo group. Signed up there before Christmas but never had the time to check the site out til today. Really nice photos, looks like they were enjoying themselves. David looks a little slimmer and really fit. Now I really hope the doctor gives him a "go" :)

I am thinking about going to either Rome, Monte Carlos or Barcelona this year, just finished my university exams and can finally plan such things :) But haven't decided yet where I might go. And of course I have to re-check my....ehm...."finances" :rolleyes: *sigh*

*Ljubica*
12-29-2003, 07:59 PM
Hi Rosie,
yeah I saw those photos at David's yahoo group. Signed up there before Christmas but never had the time to check the site out til today. Really nice photos, looks like they were enjoying themselves. David looks a little slimmer and really fit. Now I really hope the doctor gives him a "go" :)

I am thinking about going to either Rome, Monte Carlos or Barcelona this year, just finished my university exams and can finally plan such things :) But haven't decided yet where I might go. And of course I have to re-check my....ehm...."finances" :rolleyes: *sigh*

Yes - he did look good, - but then he always does :-)) I am hoping and hoping that the Doctor will give him the "all-clear" but I'm almost afraid to hope. Have you seen all the pictures on his Yahoo site - some of them are awesome - especially the ones from the recent interviews he did with "Gente" and "Caras" magazines. You ought to join in some of our "chats" sometimes....I swear we are the "chattiest" Yahoo group I have ever known - far more messages each day than almost any other site I've ever visited!

I've never been to Rome or Barcelona although I have some friends who go to Barcelona each year and say it's great. I'm thinking of going to Hamburg this year too, perhaps. As you are in Germany, - have you ever been there?

Iza
12-30-2003, 10:08 AM
aww no, poor david, he's gon have a surgery! :sad:

Aleta4
12-30-2003, 10:18 AM
Yes - he did look good, - but then he always does :-)) I am hoping and hoping that the Doctor will give him the "all-clear" but I'm almost afraid to hope. Have you seen all the pictures on his Yahoo site - some of them are awesome - especially the ones from the recent interviews he did with "Gente" and "Caras" magazines. You ought to join in some of our "chats" sometimes....I swear we are the "chattiest" Yahoo group I have ever known - far more messages each day than almost any other site I've ever visited!

I've never been to Rome or Barcelona although I have some friends who go to Barcelona each year and say it's great. I'm thinking of going to Hamburg this year too, perhaps. As you are in Germany, - have you ever been there?

Oh yeah, I forgot about Hamburg, that is an option, too. would like to go to a clay court tourney. But Hamburg is the last option, I would only go there if I do not get enough money together to go to the other places cause I do not like Hamburg very much, neither the city nor the weather *shiver*.

I saw the magazine scans, great pics but NO NO NO TO THE BRAIDS LOL ;) even the Beckham-ponytail is better !

BTW will you have TV coverage of Kooyong in England ?

*Ljubica*
12-30-2003, 04:12 PM
Oh yeah, I forgot about Hamburg, that is an option, too. would like to go to a clay court tourney. But Hamburg is the last option, I would only go there if I do not get enough money together to go to the other places cause I do not like Hamburg very much, neither the city nor the weather *shiver*.

I saw the magazine scans, great pics but NO NO NO TO THE BRAIDS LOL ;) even the Beckham-ponytail is better !

BTW will you have TV coverage of Kooyong in England ?

Couldn't agree more about the braids though I am beginning to learn to love the pony-tail :)

As for Kooyong - no, unfortunately we won't get coverage of this in England - the only one we will see is Doha on Eurosport which I guess you will see in Germany too.

BTW - nice to see you posting on the Yahoo group!

jazz_girl
12-31-2003, 03:07 PM
Hi guys!
I'm new here!!! Rosie told me about this forum and I decided to join you!
BTW, I agree I think David deserves his own forum, he has a lot of fans all over there world, he can't have just a thread.
Hugs, J.

*Ljubica*
12-31-2003, 05:23 PM
Hi guys!
I'm new here!!! Rosie told me about this forum and I decided to join you!
BTW, I agree I think David deserves his own forum, he has a lot of fans all over there world, he can't have just a thread.
Hugs, J.

Nice to see you here J :) The more David fans here the better!

jazz_girl
01-01-2004, 02:14 PM
Thanks a lot Rosie!!!
BTW, Happy New Year everyone!!! And Happy Birthday David!!!!
Hugs, J.

*Ljubica*
01-01-2004, 02:52 PM
HAPPY BIRTHDAY DAVID

Aleta4
01-01-2004, 06:19 PM
http://smilies.jeeptalk.org/otn/party/partysmiley.gif http://smilies.networkessence.net/s/otn/party/birthday.gif http://instagiber.net/smiliesdotcom/otn/party/partytime.gif

Iza
01-01-2004, 07:50 PM
Happy Birthday 22 David! :bdaycake: :aparty:

Yanina
01-02-2004, 05:32 AM
DAVID IS THE BEST!!!!!! HE'S THE ONLY TENNIS PLAYER THAT REALLY CARES, GO NALBI!!!!!!!
I LOVE HIM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

*Ljubica*
01-02-2004, 01:13 PM
DAVID IS THE BEST!!!!!! HE'S THE ONLY TENNIS PLAYER THAT REALLY CARES, GO NALBI!!!!!!!
I LOVE HIM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Well said Yanina :) :) :)

Iza
01-02-2004, 07:09 PM
:cool:

jazz_girl
01-04-2004, 12:14 PM
I already posted this in another thread but David is going to Spain today to review his wrist, though it seems everything is alright with it. After that he'll go to Melbourne for an exhibition and finally to the AO.
Good luck!!!!
J.

*Ljubica*
01-04-2004, 01:03 PM
I already posted this in another thread but David is going to Spain today to review his wrist, though it seems everything is alright with it. After that he'll go to Melbourne for an exhibition and finally to the AO.
Good luck!!!!
J.

Glad to see you are as busy as me on the computer this morning J :) And pleased to see you've got yourself an avatar!!

GOOD LUCK DAVID - WE MISS YOU :kiss:

jazz_girl
01-04-2004, 02:21 PM
LOL! yes, I'm busy this morning! :wavey:
And I've created like 4 new avatars, I guess I'll be changing them from time to time.
J.

Chloe le Bopper
01-04-2004, 03:17 PM
I took these in Montreal. Unfortunately, none of them are great. But they're all I've got ;)

Forgive the black borders on a couple... that was during the "learning to use the scanner" phase :p The scanner at the school sucks, btw, so they didn't turn out as well as they should have.

Chloe le Bopper
01-04-2004, 03:19 PM
btw... are there any good Nalbandian sites out there these days? I looked for some a year ago and came up empty.

jazz_girl
01-04-2004, 03:20 PM
Thanks a lot for the pics! were you able to talk to him?
J.

jazz_girl
01-04-2004, 03:22 PM
The best out there is www.davidnalbandian.net it also has a forum, some of us have been very chatty there lately. ;)
J.

Chloe le Bopper
01-04-2004, 03:22 PM
Nah, that was during a match. I didn't catch him practicing. Which is strange, because I seem to have caught everybody else practicing.

I have more of other players that Ill put up in other threads later.

*Ljubica*
01-04-2004, 08:01 PM
Thanks for the pictures Rebecca.

Kiara
01-05-2004, 12:04 AM
thank you Rebecca lovely pics....yeah you're right he does look surley in every pic....I think thats just the way he holds his face :p he looks good nontheless!

jazz_girl
01-05-2004, 11:54 AM
LOL! You're absolutly right!

*Ljubica*
01-05-2004, 04:36 PM
LOL! You're absolutly right!

Yes, and when he DOES smile, that smile is absolutely gorgeous!!

jazz_girl
01-06-2004, 01:32 PM
I haven't heard anything new about David's writs review, have you?

*Ljubica*
01-06-2004, 04:33 PM
I haven't heard anything new about David's writs review, have you?

No :devil: - it's driving me crazy! I was hoping you would have heard something by now.

jazz_girl
01-06-2004, 05:11 PM
No, absolutly nothing yet!!! Not even rumors...

*Ljubica*
01-08-2004, 05:27 AM
Well at least there are a few "good" rumours circulating now saying that the wrist is fine, although nothing official yet.

J. - if you hear anything today please can you remember to post it here as well :) , because I can usually read up-to-date messages here on my computer at work, even though I can't post myself. Sorry - I know I'm panicking! Thanks and keeping my fingers crossed.

jazz_girl
01-08-2004, 12:36 PM
Yes, I know. There are a few good rumors circulating! And I do remember of post it here, I'll post it everywhere! LOL

jazz_girl
01-09-2004, 10:15 AM
Ok, it's offcial!!!!!!! Great news guys!!!Check it out:

David Nalbandian has left Spain yesterday, where he treated his
problems in his left wrist, and went to Australia. There he will play
and exhibition in Melbourne and then he'll compete in the first Grand
Slam of the season. Angel Ruiz Cotorro, doctor of the spanish
federation(I've invented a new word! LOL) who treated the argentine,
confirmed his recovery. "I saw him on wednesday for the last time and
he was really good. I didn't even do him the ecography/ultrasound
(sp???) because I think the thing is done, explained the doctor to
Olé.

*Ljubica*
01-09-2004, 11:28 AM
You know how happy I am about this!! This is fantastic news - and I am SO HAPPY!! :bounce: :bounce:

VAMOS DAVID - :) :worship: :)

jazz_girl
01-09-2004, 01:39 PM
I knew this would make you happy!!!

Iza
01-09-2004, 07:41 PM
that's just great!

GonzoBandyFan
01-09-2004, 10:15 PM
Yes Fantastic News - Good Luck David!!!

Ma. Estefania
01-09-2004, 10:27 PM
Eeeeeeeehhh!!!!! :bounce:

Good for David! :)

I want him healthy for the AO :kiss:

jazz_girl
01-10-2004, 12:07 AM
After this I'm sure he'll be more confident than ever and ready to win the AO!!!

*Ljubica*
01-10-2004, 10:00 AM
Yes, - it will be great to see him competing again - and healthy! I really hope this is the year he will win his first Grand Slam :)

jazz_girl
01-10-2004, 02:26 PM
I'm sure this is the year. BTW, Do you know who is the top seed for the AO???
J. :wavey:

*Ljubica*
01-10-2004, 03:16 PM
I'm sure this is the year. BTW, Do you know who is the top seed for the AO???
J. :wavey:


Presumably it will be your friend and mine Andy Roddick :devil: , as all Tournaments apart from Wimbledon take their seedings directly from the Entry Ranking system. That means David should be Number 8.

jazz_girl
01-10-2004, 08:33 PM
Oh, ok. Thanks a lot Rosie!!!

Aleta4
01-10-2004, 09:01 PM
Thanks for the great news :D

VAMOS DAVID :bounce:

Hope he does well in the Kooyong exhebition tourney to build up some confidence and be match fit.

jazz_girl
01-10-2004, 09:14 PM
I've heard him in some interview before his wrist review and he was very confident, after the doctor's new I guess he's even more confident. And you're right, is he does well in the Kooyong, well it wouldn't hurt either! ;)

Hugs, J.

Ma. Estefania
01-12-2004, 01:14 AM
Yeap....good luck David on Kooyong. :kiss:

*Ljubica*
01-12-2004, 06:17 PM
I read today (Monday 12th), that David is already in Melbourne and has been practising with Andre Agassi - so hopefully that is more good news if he feels well enough to practise with such an illustrious partner! :)

jazz_girl
01-12-2004, 11:14 PM
Yeah! I've heard that too, it's great!!!
BTW, it was confirmed today that David, Coria, Calleri and Arnold were convoked to play on Feb 6, 7 and 8. I love that team!

Aleta4
01-13-2004, 02:39 PM
http://www.gotennis.com/Photos/2004-01-13T051757Z_01_MEL10D_RTRIDSP_2_SPORT-TENNIS-RODDICK.jpg

jazz_girl
01-13-2004, 02:56 PM
I'm speechless! :eek:

Ma. Estefania
01-13-2004, 04:29 PM
:eek: Me too... :drool:

*Ljubica*
01-13-2004, 04:50 PM
Thank you Aleta - that is just THE BEST sight to cheer me up after a bad day at work :)

He is gorgeous - I'm in love :hearts:

VAMOS DAVID!!

Ma. Estefania
01-13-2004, 11:00 PM
Hey Girls, I have news!

I've just finished watching on ESPN Latin America a special program about the last Houston Masters Cup, and they interviewed the players, and blah blah, it was like the backstage things.

Nalbi's part was :worship: They "caught" him posing like at some sort of photo shoots for People Magazine in Spanish, I don't know when those pics are gonna be available, but well....the point here is that David has been picked by that magazine as one of the "most beautiful 50 people" around the world. Can you imagine it? :bounce:

He looked so DAMN GORGEOUS! :lick: He was sort of embarassed for having all those lights on his face, some sort fo make-up, and all that things that use at photo shoots, but he lookes :worship:

He was wearing some blue jeans I think, and a black sweater :hearts: with his hair with a bit of gel but not taken to the back, just normal, and those beautiful blue eyes looked better than ever.

Sorry....I'm tired...I definitely got a some sort of shock watching that....I'm gonna rest a bit. *sighs* Je Je.

jazz_girl
01-14-2004, 12:00 AM
OMG!!! I can't belive i missed that show again!!! Don't you know if they're gonna repeat it again?? Was it on ESPN or ESP+???
Thanks!

Ma. Estefania
01-14-2004, 01:40 AM
ESPN .... the normal one, you know, the one that's for all Latin America.

It was today! :bounce: I got it sort of late, but I think I didn't miss anything important, it must have been sort of hype on Roddick :rolleyes: but I could see the most important part! :bounce:

I'm so happy, btw....I'm gonna try to search for that magazine here in Ecuador, I think that it must have been launched on December, you know, those "elections" of beautiful people are usually at the end of the years.

*Ljubica*
01-14-2004, 07:13 AM
We got that show in England before Christmas - and - yes, - he did look DAMN GORGEOUS!

And GREAT NEWS - David won his first match in Kooyong, - the score was 4-6, 7-6, 7-6. Looks like a long, hard match and I hope the wrist is OK, - but he must be feeling confident if he came back from a set down and beat someone who serves like Taylor Dent in two tie-breaks! I am really, really proud of him.

Must go to work now, - have a nice day!

Aleta4
01-14-2004, 10:07 AM
DAVID :bounce:
boy what a tight match for a start.

this is from the match:
http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20040114/capt.mel11701140725.australia_kooyong_tennis_mel11 7.jpg Does he have a new sponsor ? that is not SergioT. is it ?

jazz_girl
01-14-2004, 10:09 AM
Thanks!
I just checked the cable magazine and they'll repeat it for the last time this sunday at 2pm. By then I'll be on the beach, so I'll miss it again! :mad: Well, maybe they'll repeat it in march!
Hugs, J.

jazz_girl
01-14-2004, 10:10 AM
I have no idea Aleta!!! I knew he was changing raquets brands but I had no idea about the clothing....
Hugs

Ma. Estefania
01-14-2004, 03:08 PM
I think it's the same brand: S. Taccini.

I remember that when Martina Hingis used to play on her 1st years of career, she used sometimes shirts with that logo that seems like 2 little eyes....at least I think so.

Though I remember watching Monica Seles watching outfits with that logo, but no idea if it would be a different one.

Oh....but thanx for the pic ;) Sweaty :) Je Je

And what a good win, I hope he can do that ag. big servers *call it Roddick*..... :devil:

Kiara
01-14-2004, 06:55 PM
We got that show in England before Christmas - and - yes, - he did look DAMN GORGEOUS!

And GREAT NEWS - David won his first match in Kooyong, - the score was 4-6, 7-6, 7-6. Looks like a long, hard match and I hope the wrist is OK, - but he must be feeling confident if he came back from a set down and beat someone who serves like Taylor Dent in two tie-breaks! I am really, really proud of him.

Must go to work now, - have a nice day!

Rosie how come you dont visit us at the Guille forum anymore???:sad: *gasp* Have abandoned Guille for David?

*Ljubica*
01-14-2004, 08:15 PM
Rosie how come you dont visit us at the Guille forum anymore???:sad: *gasp* Have abandoned Guille for David?

David has always been my favourite Kiara, although I've always supported Guille too and various others - Gaston Gaudio and Agustin Calleri for example. I could never "abandon" Guille, - he's too sweet(!). but if I had to make a choice between the two of them (I should be so lucky!?), I can't deny it would be David every time.

Ma. Estefania
01-14-2004, 10:06 PM
It's ok Rosie, ;) Don't worry. We still loving you. :kiss: Je Je.

About the outfit of David, I read at a "General Messages" thread, that yes, he has changed his sponsor, now he's with Yonex.

Jazzy
01-15-2004, 08:54 AM
yeh, i no, wen i watched his match on tele yesterday!!!! i realised his racquet & clothes looked different, wonder y yonex!!

jazz_girl
01-15-2004, 09:46 AM
You're so luck you can watch it on tv!!! Tonight he's playing Roddick, if he wins he'll play Agassi and if he loses (which won't happen ;) ) he'll play Federer, both great matches, why is it not on tv??????????

*Ljubica*
01-15-2004, 10:37 AM
You're so luck you can watch it on tv!!! Tonight he's playing Roddick, if he wins he'll play Agassi and if he loses (which won't happen ;) ) he'll play Federer, both great matches, why is it not on tv??????????


Yes - you are SO lucky :) I want to see it too - we're not getting any coverage of this in England.

jazz_girl
01-15-2004, 12:43 PM
Yes - you are SO lucky :) I want to see it too - we're not getting any coverage of this in England.
I'll just have to follow it through the interbet, but it's not very interesting to see those little numbers move! LOL I think I'll be more nervous that way...
J.

Ma. Estefania
01-15-2004, 02:07 PM
Yeah, I've got no coverage either, I was sort of esceptic to it given the fact I was sure I was gonna watch Guille this midnights at Auckland (that's being trasmitted)......but now....I have nothing.

I wanna watch Kooyong. :( Good luck David. :kiss:

*Ljubica*
01-15-2004, 04:37 PM
I'll just have to follow it through the interbet, but it's not very interesting to see those little numbers move! LOL I think I'll be more nervous that way...
J.

Actually I get more nervous that way too - sometimes the scoreboard doesn't move for ages and I really start to worry about what's happening. Ah well, - as long as he plays well and remains fit, that is all that matters really. Of course I would love to see him beat Roddick tonight, but not at the expense of injuring himself again before the Open.

*Ljubica*
01-15-2004, 06:46 PM
GOOD LUCK tonight David :)

Ma. Estefania
01-15-2004, 09:09 PM
Don't you dislike people who are not fans of the player in common, and start bugging by coming here? :(

Well....I do; we don't go on to their forum to bother them, then why should they come here? Argghhh! :( It irritates me!

I hope God helps David tonight to beat Roddick.

Jazzy
01-16-2004, 01:40 AM
David beat Roddick 3-6, 7-6, 7-6 in Kooyong yay!!!! :)

*Ljubica*
01-16-2004, 07:30 AM
I am so pleased and so proud of David :) I feel dreadful this morning after staying up to follow the scores and going to work after 3 hours sleep - but I don't care because he won!

And Ma. Estefania - don't worry about what other people say - David is my Number 1 and I am so proud and pleased for him - hope he can win the Final now - but, if not- he has done brilliantly to get this far after the injury.

:) :) Good Luck against Agassi David :) :)

Aleta4
01-16-2004, 11:17 AM
GREAT WIN :worship: :bounce: :worship: :bounce::worship:


MEDIA RELEASE
Friday, January 16, 2004
DAVID NALBANDIAN [16/1/04] Transcript of press conference

COMMONWEALTH BANK INTERNATIONAL
Kooyong
January 14-17, 2004

DAVID NALBANDIAN 16/1/04:

Q: You must be pretty happy with that win?

A: Yeah, of course. Andy is the Number 1 and not every day you can beat the Number 1. I think it was a very tough match, very close, I was 5-1 in the third set and then he do a really good comeback and then was very close.

Q: What about the wrist, is that fine?

A: It's perfect. I'm coming from Europe to see the doctor and the doctor told me it's perfect. Ready.

Q: So you got no treatment, nothing?

A: No. Just I have the wristband but just for play long match and for play Australia five sets, the first tournament, but, no, it's perfect.

Q: Roddick said that you had no weakness, do you agree with that?

A: Yeah, I think I played really good today. Last time I played with Taylor Dent was terrible so today I feel much, much better. I change the racquet so that's made a little difference but I feel almost perfect.

Q: But do you agree that you have a complete game?

A: Yeah, I played very good, I think. I didn't do many mistakes and, I don't know, I didn't see the statistics but I think I do a lot of winners and not much mistake.

Q: So what do you expect for the Open?

A: Well, I have to play tomorrow first and then we will think a little bit of the Open. But, it's a Grand Slam, I do quarter final last year and I like to play here in Melbourne, I like the people and everything, so I've enjoyed every time I go on the courts and I'm feeling very good, I'm practicing too much all this summer at home, and I think that's make me fit now and I feel great.

Q:"All the summer" means the Argentinian summer in December?

A: Yeah. Very hot.

Q: Everything is okay with the wrist now, David?

A: Yeah, I just said. I'm coming from Europe, I see the doctor and is perfect. I just use the wristband for nothing but I have to use just for Australian Open five sets, or matches that are very long, or something like that. The doctor told me is perfect.

Q: Do you feel as though you are in the best physical shape you have been in; perhaps if you are in that good shape this could be a very good year for you?

A: I think I'm going to be better every day. I'm very good now, I'm working and we do a very good job in December and I think I can feel better every time and that's what I'm looking for.

Q: David, do you feel as though you've been building towards winning a Slam?

A: Yes, of course. I do a Wimbledon final in 2002 so I think I'm ready and every day I'm feeling better inside the court and outside the court, I think it's very important. We don't play only tennis, we have a life out of the court and I think I'm trying to find my way and I feel great and I think I'm working on everything and I feel ready to win a Grand Slam.

Q: Do you like being playing on all surfaces or do you have a favourite surface?

A: I like playing everywhere. I like more Rebound Ace or carpet, indoors or grass. No, I like everything. I don't like too much clay, for me is the worst one, but when I have to play I do it.

Q: What do you think tomorrow's match will tell you?

A: It's going to be very tough. I just play against Andre one time in the Masters Cup and was very close, very exciting match. I think Andre he is playing really good and tomorrow is going to be a war.

Q: Is it the perfect preparation for a Grand Slam, to play Andre Agassi just a couple of days beforehand?

A: I think it's great. I play in two matches six sets so I'm kind of playing too much but Andy he's a very good player, Taylor is another kind of player - serve and volley - but I think you never know about playing with Andy today and Agassi tomorrow, it's very good for the Grand Slam, for practicing, for getting better and feel how good are you at the moment.

Q: David, you said it was going to be a war tomorrow against Agassi, do you like it to be a war pretty much time every time you walk onto the court against anyone?

A: Yeah, of course. I think every time I take the racquet is for win, not for nothing else, so every time I'm going to the court I want to beat the opponent so I don't care who is behind the net, I just play my game and try to do my best and my game is a little bit on the baseline so I had to run and looks like a war.

Q: You look across the net to a guy like Roddick - massive serve, huge forehand, great weapons, what is it that you have that you can have confidence that you are going to beat this guy?

A: I think I have everything: serve, forehand, backhand, return, volley. Of course I have to work in everything but I don't have like very bad backhand or very bad forehand or very bad feet or whatever. I think I'm really complete at the moment on my game and I feel that's a very good - - -

Q: Your smash was a little bit weak today.

A: Yeah, I have to work on it.

Q: You mentioned Wimbledon two years ago, but were you ready for that then? I guess what we are trying to get at is whether you feel more ready, if you were to get into another Grand Slam final what would be the difference this time if David Nalbandian was to play in a Grand Slam final?

A: Two years difference, that's too much. When I play Wimbledon I was 20 and right now I play more tournaments, more finals, US Open semi finals, you get more experience in two years so that's one thing, very important to be ready to win a Grand Slam.

Q: If tomorrow's match was another two hours, consecutive two hour matches so close to a Grand Slam, would that be a concern for you?

A: I'm working to play 10 hours so two hours and a half is nothing.

Aleta4
01-16-2004, 11:19 AM
Nalbandian targets Agassi
January 16, 2004

ARGENTINIAN David Nalbandian today declared "war" on Andre Agassi in tomorrow's final of the Commonwealth Bank International.

The former Wimbledon finalist today launched himself into the Kooyong final with an upset win over world No.1 Andy Roddick.

And now he has defending Open champion Agassi in his sights as he prepares to go one step further than his 2002 Wimbledon final appearance.

Nalbandian was described by Roddick today as "extremely deceptive", creeping to No.8 in the world without winning a tournament.

He defeated the American 3-6 7-6 7-6 after fighting off a Roddick comeback from the brink when he was staring at two match points.

Roddick climbed back from 1-5 down in the last set but Nalbandian managed to squeeze through the second tiebreaker to make the final.

He was confident after beating the US Open champion that he was ready for next week's first grand slam of 2004.

"Andy is No.1 and it's not every day you can beat the No.1. I think it was a very tough match, very close," Nalbandian said.

"I think I played really good today. Last time when I played (American) Taylor Dent I was terrible, so today I feel much, much better.

"I changed the racquet so that's made a little difference, but I feel almost perfect," Nalbandian said.

He said he had played Agassi just once before, which the American won in a tight three setter at the Tennis Masters Cup in Houston last year.

"It was a very close, very exciting match," Nalbandian said.

"I think Andre is playing really good and it is going to be war."

Nalbandian said he was over a wrist injury and fit to go the distance over a fortnight after his Kooyong preparation.

"It's great, I've played in two matches and six sets ... it's very good for the grand slam, for practising, for getting better and feeling how good you are at the moment."

The result was a shock for Roddick, who had little trouble with the Argentinian the past two times they played.

Roddick plays Chile's Fernando Gonzalez – ranked 34 in the world – in the first round of the Australian Open and said: "It's good, means I'm going to have to play from the start.

"That's a tough first round, he's a very good player – he plays big."

David Nalbandian (Arg) bt Andy Roddick (USA) 3-6 7-6 (7-2) 7-6 (7-4)

Taylor Dent (USA) bt Thomas Johansson (Swe) 6-7 (1-7) 6-2 6-4

Robby Ginepri (USA) bt Sebastien Grosjean (Fra) 7-6 (7-3) 6-2



AAP

*Ljubica*
01-16-2004, 11:49 AM
Thanks for the articles and interview Aleta. Must say I was wondering who wrote the second article, - considering they said that Roddick had no problems with David the last times they played, when, of course, David beat him in Basel :)

Just hope he can go one better and win tonight - he so nearly beat Agassi in Houston.

Ma. Estefania
01-16-2004, 12:51 PM
Oh, Ma, I do not hate your Dahveed nor am I here to harass anyone! I happened to stumble upon this thread and wanted to wish Nalby good luck and I hope his wrist is OK (btw, I thought he was getting surgery?)

But I am glad to see you on so many threads, Ma, because honestly, I just loooove looking at your Orlando Bloom avatar! *yummee* :drool:

Ok, Tangy. Peace. ;)

I'm glad you like my avatar. ;)

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:worship: DAVID :worship:

I'm getting excited with that new racquet, it seems it's working for him. ;)

Aleta4
01-17-2004, 06:37 AM
:worship: :D :worship: :D :worship:
Friday, January 16, 2004


Reuters
MELBOURNE -- David Nalbandian shocked Andre Agassi in the final of the Kooyong International on Saturday, denying the American a fourth title here in five years.


The Argentine was solid throughout his 6-2 6-3 victory, never allowing Agassi to get a grip on the match and thoroughly deserving the win.


Three times in the last four years Agassi has lifted the cup in Kooyong and on each occasion he has gone on to win the Australian Open.


This time, the Open champion will begin the defence of his crown next week with a defeat blotting his 2004 record.


"Sorry, I couldn't give a better final," Agassi told the crowd. "I could only manage five games...it was a tough day that's for sure.


"There's no question I felt pretty good. There was nothing to complain about except my opponent.


"Give him the full credit for playing a great match. He did a lot of things really well," the American told reporters.


"He played well on the big points, he came up with some great shots. I found myself appreciating his shots quite a bit out there.


"Today is a good example of how hard it is to win out here...today I came off worse."


For Nalbandian, who beat world number one Andy Roddick here on Friday, the victory is a real boost ahead of next week's slam.


"Andre is a great player...I played really well today. Not every day you can beat an incredible, unbelievable player like this.


"Well, I think it was important to play these matches against these players...I am feeling very, very good at the moment and I hope to continue like this the next two weeks."


Agassi certainly rates the Argentine's chances.


"Movement is the biggest weapon in tennis and he moves really well," Agassi said. "He strikes the ball very cleanly with a lot of control.


"He counter-punches well and can do a lot with the ball. He has plenty of weapons to win.


"He has a great fighting heart and mind and that is going to be a problem for anybody.


"This might be his best surface. He is very versatile...he is a workman and is prepared to go out there in all conditions. I think he can beat anybody on this surface, no question."


But Agassi reflected on a solid week on the Rebound Ace hard court of Kooyong and said he was ready to hit the ground running on the same surface at Melbourne Park.


"I know that I've done my work and now it is time to play."

undomiele
01-17-2004, 06:48 AM
Te felicito David!!!

*Ljubica*
01-17-2004, 06:54 AM
Congratulations David - I'm so pleased for you :bigclap:

Here is his interview from the Kooyong Press Conference:-


DAVID NALBANDIAN 17/1/04:

A: It's perfect. I think this kind of a tournament before a Grand Slam is great, you play with big players like Andy, like Andre Agassi, and I think before a Grand Slam is perfect because we are practicing one month, all December practicing, and then you come here you play some matches to how you feel on the court and I think I feel perfect.

Q: You're one of the favourites for next week.

A: Could be.

Q: Can you remember going into a major tournament feeling this good?

A: I think you always feel different. Some days you feel good, some days not so good, but every tournament is different, every city, every balls, every court, every people, every opponent, everything. I think I'm feeling so good this week and I'm trying to keep like this.

Q: The way you are playing, what would it take to beat you right now?A: I don't know; you have to ask the other guys, not me.

Q: David, you seemed to gain confidence after you were in trouble with your first service game but you managed to hold serve and it quick started you, gave you tremendous confidence?

A: It was very tough starting like this, I say: oh, my God is going to be tough, but after I win my first game and then everything was keep going and trying to feel better on the court, and maybe when you start a match you didn't feel, I don't know if you feel so good or you don't, and the first game always, the first two or three games is difficult but I didn't play very good the first game and then I feel better and I play very good tennis.

Q: David, do you think that of the four slams that the one coming up, the Australian Open, given the way you play, is probably the one that you would have the best chance of winning, not this time but just in general?

A: I don't know why.Q: Suiting your game, the way you play?

A: I think you can win every Grand Slam or no one so you never know when is your week, and always you work for winning a Grand Slam but you never know when it's going to be, or which one is going to be. I feel pretty good here with the .... with the balls, with everything, I feel perfect. I like play here, I like play US Open, I like play Wimbledon, and I like Paris. I don't know, maybe because it's January, first tournament of the year, but sometimes you come here and you feel perfect and sometimes you come here and you don't feel good because you didn't play matches before, so is difficult.

Q: Is this the one in which physical conditioning plays the biggest role in how a player performs?

A: Depends. Depends the guy, depends the moment. For me, this year I feel very good and I hope to try to continue like these last two matches of my game to play both weeks.

Q: How have you worked on your game over the winter, changed your serve at all?

A: Yeah, I work on my serve. I think I have to work on everything - my forehand, backhand, my volleys, my mind, my legs, everything. I think if I stop to coming better at every shot, that's no good, I have to work on it, I have to keeping better every time, and I try to do that and I feel better on the court, so that's very important. I don't have one special point to work on it but I have to work on everything.

Q: What do you think of your draw for the Open?

A: I didn't see it too much. I saw that I play a qualifier first round and then I didn't saw it but.... if you don't play good you didn't win so it doesn't matter who is behind the net, you have to play good for win so it's that simple.

Q: You do so much physical work on the court, do you worry about the effects that will have on your body and particularly into the future?

A: No.

Q: Andre said before that might be the big danger for you in the future, you have no concern?

A: I don't feel like that.

Q: How about the wrist?

A: It's perfect.

Jazzy
01-17-2004, 07:42 AM
thanx for the article Rosie!!

MisterQ
01-17-2004, 01:49 PM
Thanks for the interviews, Rosie! Nice to see that they are both so respectful of each other.

*Ljubica*
01-17-2004, 07:36 PM
Thanks for the photo MisterQ - I really love that picture :) Yes, it is true - they were both very respectful of each other - I find that Andre is always this way about his opponents, and it is one of the things I respect most about him. And doesn't David look happy? I don't think he really believed he could do this after his long injury break - he certainly looks delighted!

Iza
01-17-2004, 07:46 PM
it's a good win 4 his moral! it can boost his confidence 4 the oz open where i hope he RULZ!

Jazzy
01-18-2004, 11:23 AM
thanx 4 the pis MisterQ, good luck in the AO David

*Ljubica*
01-19-2004, 11:56 AM
David's first match in the Australian Open will be tomorrow(Tuesday) on the Margaret Court Arena - it is the third match on, and play starts on this court at 10.00 am. Australian time.

VAMOS DAVID :)

Ma. Estefania
01-19-2004, 10:12 PM
Hi girls :wavey:

I'm so sorry for not being here for some days, it was just due my internet connection, that damned was bad during the whole weekend! :mad:

Hey....but it's good to be back.

I trust in a very good run here at the AO for David. All the best for him. :kiss:

*Ljubica*
01-20-2004, 04:33 AM
Good to see you back Ma. Estefania - we missed you :) .

David won his first match tonight very easily: 6-2, 6-1, 6-4. Unfortunately Eurosport didn't show the match (we got Rusedski and Coria instead), but I followed the match on live scoring. Sounds like he won very easily indeed, and our BBC News says he is showing no signs of the wrist injury :)

I am very proud of him, - and hope he goes far into the second week of this tournament! Why not win it :) ?

In case you haven't seen them if you have been "off-line", there are some good photos from Kooyong on the Yahoo site, and also of him practising in Melbourne looking gorgeous :worship:

Jazzy
01-20-2004, 09:09 AM
awwww, ur lucky, to see the coria match, they didn't show that here in Australia, they just showed Hewitt, neway, congrats Nalbandian!!!!!!!!!!!!! brilliant win!!!

Ma. Estefania
01-20-2004, 03:29 PM
I could see a bit of David's match yesterday, I mean it was near midnight here but I didn't care.

Well....as always he looked amazingly gorgeous with his new look :drool:, and playing solid tennis, I mean, I just saw the last 6-7 games of the last set, and though R. Mello isn't a good referent like to know how well is David playing; I definitely think he's one of the faves to win the tournament.

He's looking pretty good; hey....and at the end of the match there were many nice shouts from women, je je; it seems our David is getting some more fans at "Down Under" ;)

Well done David :kiss:

*Ljubica*
01-20-2004, 04:30 PM
You are so lucky to see even 6 or 7 games of the match. As I said before, we have seen nothing although I am currently watching the Eurosport highlights programme, so I am hoping they may show something, - at the moment they are showing a repeat of Tim Henman :mad: - how boring.

Thought you might like to read David's interview from his Press Conference after the match. I think maybe he doesn't quite understand the Australian accent :) , as his answer to the first question is not quite what they were asking! I have relatives in Australia - perhaps I could "translate" for him! :) :)

DAVID'S INTERVIEW

THE MODERATOR: English questions first. First question, please.

Q. Who were your heroes growing up? What did you try and learn from them, and what can youngsters learn from your game?

DAVID NALBANDIAN: Well, I don't think I am play really good today, but little difficult. It's windy out there.

I just try to win the first match, so that's very important. Win in three sets is not bad.

Q. But when you were a youngster, which players did you used to look up to? Who were your heroes, your idols?

DAVID NALBANDIAN: Well, Boris Becker when I started playing tennis.

Q. Did you try and imitate his game in any way?

DAVID NALBANDIAN: I don't play like him, any shots look like him.

Q. What can youngsters learn from watching you?

DAVID NALBANDIAN: I don't know. When I was very young, I saw Becker playing. But when I start playing tennis, I just try to be myself. And then, well, I try to do my game.

Q. How is the wrist?

DAVID NALBANDIAN: Is good. Is perfect.

Q. After you pulled out of Adelaide, did you go back overseas to get treatment? You were reported to go to Spain?

DAVID NALBANDIAN: Yeah, I was in Europe. I see the doctor and the doctor told me everything perfect. I didn't have enough time to go to Adelaide. Then I start playing at Kooyong last week.

Q. How much treatment did you have in Europe for this?

DAVID NALBANDIAN: What I do?

Q. How much time did you have?

DAVID NALBANDIAN: Well, all December. Well, not in Europe, but Argentina, with exercise and everything. So before Houston, I started with everything. All December.

Q. It's not a problem now?

DAVID NALBANDIAN: No.

Q. Just basically your thoughts about your next opponent, second round.

DAVID NALBANDIAN: I don't know who win.

Q. Mayer.

DAVID NALBANDIAN: I don't know. I just have to do my game.

FastScripts by

Aleta4
01-20-2004, 07:16 PM
http://www.atptennis.com/shared/photos/180X250/nalbandian_ao2.jpg
Can't believe they did not even show parts of his match in the highlights on Eurosport :mad:
Thank god he plays the last German in the draw next, now they have to show his match here :D
At least the German channel ARD might show it.

Ma. Estefania
01-20-2004, 11:19 PM
Thanx for the interview, Rosie. LOL to the 1st part, je je. :p

I can't believe those journalists kept on with the question "How is the wrist?" :rolleyes: It must be bothering for David to be answering it all the time, didn't he already say that it was OK?

Ma. Estefania
01-20-2004, 11:32 PM
Hey....I've just seen a short interview that David gave to Sportscenter Latin America, and he said that he feels very good and very confident of his game, etc.

That sounds good for me. :)

Btw....I heard also that Hewitt had said on his last interview that the faves in his opinion for the AO were Agassi, Roger, etc.; but that they all should pay attention to David too. :)

*Ljubica*
01-21-2004, 07:16 AM
You're so lucky. As Aleta said we didn't see one tiny second of him on Eurosport - just loads of Henman and Rusedski :devil:

*Ljubica*
01-21-2004, 12:26 PM
Just seen Thursday's Order of Play - David plays 2nd match on Court 3. VAMOS!

Ma. Estefania
01-21-2004, 04:09 PM
Great! I haven't seen yet ESPN's schedule, but I guess they'll be transmitting David's match, he's sort of the main hope for latins, so....VAMOS DAVID! :kiss:

Ma. Estefania
01-21-2004, 09:23 PM
Oh yes, they will. :)

Btw....I've just gone to GettyImages site and there are very GOOD pics of David training shirtless, he is very tanned, and he looks so yummy! :lick:

Jazzy
01-22-2004, 03:18 AM
CAN U POST IT??

*Ljubica*
01-22-2004, 07:37 AM
Great win last night - 6-1, 6-0, 6-3. Really proud of him even though we didn't get TV coverage again here so had to follow it on "live scoring".

Yes, I've seen the pictures Ma, Estefania - they're great! I posted them on his Yahoo site, but afraid I don't know how to do it here especially as I am at work at the moment so I can't play around with the computer for too long :) I'm sure someone can though - Aleta is normally pretty good at things like that!

sigmagirl91
01-22-2004, 11:05 AM
C'mon, Dave, beat Wayne. :smash:

*Ljubica*
01-22-2004, 11:58 AM
I think this next one will be a hard match. I've just checked their head-to-head. They have only played each other once before (at the Aussie Open in 2002), and Wayne won in 4 sets: - 6-7, 7-6, 7-5, 6-3. Looks like there were only 2 breaks of serve in the entire match and Wayne came back after losing the first set. :( I know David was younger and less experienced then, but I definately don't think this match will be too easy.

VAMOS DAVID!

sigmagirl91
01-22-2004, 12:58 PM
I think that Dave will step it up. Go, Dave.

Ma. Estefania
01-22-2004, 04:07 PM
CAN U POST IT??

I'll try to post them later, Jazzy. I promise it. ;)

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About David's match ag. Wayne, well, yeah, it looks like a hard match...I hope David can come out of it...I think he's playing solid so far, but well, Wayne will be his 1st real test...

Vamos David! Puedes hacerlo! :kiss:

*Ljubica*
01-22-2004, 04:53 PM
Hi all, - didn't have time to post this before work this morning, - but here is a transcript of David's interview after his match with Florian Mayer:-

DAVID'S INTERVIEW - 22/01/04



D. NALBANDIAN/F. Mayer

6-1, 6-0, 6-3

An interview with:


DAVID NALBANDIAN

Q. Another quick match for you. Are you playing the best tennis of your life around now?

DAVID NALBANDIAN: Well, I think I'm play -- today I play much better than the other day. But actually was very quick. Is good because is a little hot and five sets. When you win in three sets, is very good for my body.

Q. When you went to Spain about the wrist, it's a big trip to go to Spain, then he says, "No problem." You must have been pretty worried.

DAVID NALBANDIAN: Is going to be worse if the doctor tells me is bad.

Q. You must have been worried to go quite that far without an opinion?

DAVID NALBANDIAN: No, no, no. All December I didn't feel pain. So for me was very good. But I didn't see the doctor, so I have to see the doctor first for one guy who study.

Q. He's the one that did the surgery?

DAVID NALBANDIAN: Yeah.

Q. You felt a little bit of something two weeks ago when you were playing?

DAVID NALBANDIAN: No, nothing.

Q. It was just a check?

DAVID NALBANDIAN: Just check, yeah.

Q. Is this the best form you've ever been in? Could David Nalbandian now beat David Nalbandian any other day?

DAVID NALBANDIAN: I think every day is different. Every day you feel different. Every day you work different for be better.

Right now I think I'm very good. Always I trying to do my best. If I can, I win quickly - better. If not, I have to run a little bit more.

But I think I feel so good this year. This tournament I feel great.

Q. Do you feel any closeness to Sargis Sargsian?

DAVID NALBANDIAN: Yeah, we talk.

Q. When you see him playing, you're hoping he wins?

DAVID NALBANDIAN: Yeah.

Q. Who were your heroes growing up in Argentina, not just tennis, but soccer or anything?

DAVID NALBANDIAN: Maradona.

Q. We've heard of him.

DAVID NALBANDIAN: Of course. And Fangio.

Q. Your confidence at the moment, David, is it on a high after what you did at Kooyong last week and the way you're now playing here?

DAVID NALBANDIAN: Yeah. I feel so good. I work so hard all December, so I think I'm ready to play good enough today. I think I can play better also.

Q. What kind of training did you do in December? What kind of work did you do, your preparation?

DAVID NALBANDIAN: Same preparation than other ones. Well, not the same, but just work (smiling).

Q. Your fitness, is it just about right now, top fitness?

DAVID NALBANDIAN: Yeah. Yeah, I'm thinking I feel so good. I work so hard all December and some days of January. I think I feel great.

Q. You could play Wayne Ferreira or David Sanchez in the next round. Have you played either of those two much?

DAVID NALBANDIAN: I don't remember with David Sanchez. I'm not very sure, but I play with Wayne one time three years ago here, and I lost in four sets.

Q. The match you played against Roddick in New York, did you learn anything in particular about yourself from playing that match or your tennis from playing that match?

DAVID NALBANDIAN: I won more than what I lost.

Q. You won more points, I'm sorry?

DAVID NALBANDIAN: Just myself. I (inaudible) myself. That's great.

Q. What were the physical problems for you in that match? Was it stomach?

DAVID NALBANDIAN: Yes. The wrist, of course, and abdominals.

Q. And it got worse as the match went on?

DAVID NALBANDIAN: Yeah, of course. I started playing with a strain of abdominals. 3-All in the first set, I get injured in the wrist.

Q. Have you watched the tape of that match?

DAVID NALBANDIAN: No, not at all. Some points.

Q. The line call?

DAVID NALBANDIAN: Of course (smiling).

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Aleta4
01-22-2004, 05:05 PM
I think that Dave will step it up. Go, Dave.

He better step it up, especially his serving. I saw his match tonight on German telly and it wasn't anything special. Mayer was SOOOO bad that David did not need to do anything more but at times he made life hard for himself with bad serving and having to fight off break points or having close service games. Ferreira is a great returner and will be all over David's serve so he better concentrate.
I am worried of good old Wayne, last year he was in the semis of the AO, he loves playing there.

sigmagirl91
01-22-2004, 05:36 PM
Aleta,
I agree with you on that. Let's hope that Dave will have worked on his nerves and his serve so that he can continue on in this AO.

*Ljubica*
01-22-2004, 09:21 PM
I also agree Aleta - Wayne worries me too :(

I wasn't lucky enough to see the match with Mayer, but I followed it on the live scoreboard, and I was amazed at the number of points that Mayer seemed to be having against David's serve. I guess perhaps David was just lucky that Mayer could not capitalise on these chances like a more experienced player would have done. Mind you, I sometimes notice that the higher ranked players do seem to have a lot more trouble on their serve when playing a lesser ranked opponent - maybe they relax a little and don't concentrate as much as they would against a Roddick or an Agassi? But as you say - he better concentrate against Wayne - at least if he wins that one we should get to see him at last on good old British Eurosport as he should be playing Tim Henman next round!

Ma. Estefania
01-22-2004, 11:38 PM
Yeah, Wayne has always been a dangerous and sort of tricky player, you know, he can get defeated by 6-0, 6-0 one week, and at the next one he can pull out an upset....

*Ljubica*
01-23-2004, 10:57 AM
The match has been scheduled for 3rd on the Vodafone Arena, so at last David gets a show court. Guess everyone else will be able to see it, but sadly for me it is at exactly the same time as Tim Henman's match with Canas, so I have no chance of seeing it - absolutley no chance :devil:

So far, British Eurosport has not even shown a 10-second glimpse of David - the only thing I have seen of him this week is his video interview on the Australian Open web-site, - to say I am upset is an understatement. Aleta, you are so lucky that you saw his match with Mayer - it may not have been the greatest match but at least you SAW him play! We here in England are getting David withdrawal symptons :sad:

Ma. Estefania
01-23-2004, 03:57 PM
Rosie: I'm so sorry you haven't watched almost anything of David...

Luckily here it's already confirmed that ESPN will transmit David's match ag. Wayne....I will be so nervous!

All the best for him :kiss: It's a great chance David, you can do it!

*Ljubica*
01-23-2004, 08:30 PM
Rosie: I'm so sorry you haven't watched almost anything of David...

Luckily here it's already confirmed that ESPN will transmit David's match ag. Wayne....I will be so nervous!

All the best for him :kiss: It's a great chance David, you can do it!

Thanks Ma. Estefania. Yes, I am sorry too :( , but the good news is that I have just heard from a friend of mine in Germany who actually recorded the match with Mayer, so she is going to tape me a copy and send it over. Obviously it is not quite the same when the match is old and you know the result, and tape-to-tape copies are not always good quality, but at least I'll be able to see him. Good luck tonight, - enjoy watching the match - try not to get too nervous - and spare a thought for us poor Europeans watching "live scoring" again! Actually I am really nervous too - I can't help having a bad feeling about this one - hope I'm wrong. VAMOS DAVID!

Ma. Estefania
01-23-2004, 09:25 PM
Alright, Rosie. Don't worry, I'll be thinking in all the ones watching only the live scoreboard.... ;)

The nerves thing will be hard, but *sigh* I will try it!

Jazzy
01-24-2004, 06:34 AM
David beat Ferreira in straight sets 6-2 6-4 7-5 !!!

Aleta4
01-24-2004, 11:29 AM
BBC:
Nalbandian in commanding form

David Nalbandian set up an all-Argentine clash with Guillermo Canas after easing to a straight-sets win over Wayne Ferreira.
The Argentine always looked in control as he strolled to a 6-2 6-4 7-5 victory which means he has still to lose a set in the tournament.

At times he looked to be toying with the South African as he continually played to Ferreira's powerful forehand.

But whenever Ferreira looked to be making inroads into the match, Nalbandian found the shots to pull clear again.

*******************

Too bad Henman lost, I really like Canas but man that guy is such a fighter. He will be tougher than Henman for David IMO.

*Ljubica*
01-24-2004, 11:52 AM
Another great win for David - I am so proud of him! Here is a transcript of his interview after the match with Wayne:-

DAVID'S INTERVIEW

THE MODERATOR: Questions in English first.

Q. How was that out there today?

DAVID NALBANDIAN: Excuse me?

Q. How was that out there for you today?

DAVID NALBANDIAN: Well, I think every day feel better. I think I play really good until 4-3 in the third. And then I didn't concentrate a little bit and he start playing a little better. I think was a great match.

Q. What is it about here that you like so much?

DAVID NALBANDIAN: I like to play here. I think the Rebound Ace, I like it because it's not too fast. The ball is getting higher, so I like it.

Q. Roger Federer said today he always feels tired after playing on Rebound Ace, even if it's an easy match. How are you finding it on your body?

DAVID NALBANDIAN: I feel great.

Q. You had some little injury problems last year. Are you fully over all of them?

DAVID NALBANDIAN: I had the wrist problem, but now I'm perfect.

Q. Looking further ahead to the tournament, the second week, what are your feelings on that?

DAVID NALBANDIAN: I have to win one more match and then I gonna think about Federer. I have to see. I don't know who's gonna win between Canas and Henman.

Every match is difficult. If somebody's in the fourth round it's because he's playing good. So I have to be careful and try to play better.

Q. Since the Wimbledon final and losing that one to Lleyton like that, has that made you sort of -- do you feel like you're impatient to get back into another one now, or do you think it's been a progress thing to build up to where you are?

DAVID NALBANDIAN: I think two years, I get more experience on my game, on my life. I will love to play another Grand Slam final. Always I dream when you win a Grand Slam, so I think I'm gonna be ready for the next final.

Q. Can you compare yourself, your game, from then to now?

DAVID NALBANDIAN: It's very difficult. I think, like I told you before, I get more experience and everything, inside the courts and outside, that's make it much better.

Q. How did you cope emotionally with that final? Was there any problems, were you nervous going out there thinking it was a different game? Would you handle that differently?

DAVID NALBANDIAN: Is no difference. Wimbledon finals, I play No. 1 in the world. Lleyton play a great match. So didn't was easy, but I think the next time's gonna be different.

Q. In what sense?

Ma. Estefania
01-24-2004, 07:57 PM
Thanx for the interview, Rosie. :)

I'm glad for Cañas win too, I think he's already getting back to his level, and he might be a very tough opponent for David again, given the fact that Wayne didn't play at the level I expected.

But definitely David is playing good, I'm happy about the fact he's trying to convert quickly all the break points chances he has, good strategy, David. :kiss:

Fedex
01-24-2004, 08:02 PM
Good luck David!!!!! :clap2: :bigclap: Nice to see easy wins like this. He should get by Canas with ease (wish i got to see that Henman match, but instead i get to see Venus AGAIN) :(, then hopefully we can have a QF Showdown with Roger!!! Wish they could of met in finals though!!
Vamos David :bounce: :bowdown: :D

*Ljubica*
01-24-2004, 08:35 PM
Good luck David!!!!! :clap2: :bigclap: Nice to see easy wins like this. He should get by Canas with ease (wish i got to see that Henman match, but instead i get to see Venus AGAIN) :(, then hopefully we can have a QF Showdown with Roger!!! Wish they could of met in finals though!!
Vamos David :bounce: :bowdown: :D

Well I wish I could have seen David, but got Henman and Canas instead, - so guess you can't please all of the people all of the time! It was a great match though - sure you would have enjoyed it! Now I just hope Canas is too tired to do his usual chase after everything game against David - otherwise I think David could have some real trouble!

Fedex
01-24-2004, 09:40 PM
Aww. you got to see that match Rosie?? Unfortunatly in the states there so biased that they show Andy/Andre/Venus twice instead of showing us a great match that had 2 tiebreaks, 2 7-5 sets, and finished with a 9-7 5th set!!! In truth, i have yet to see David play :mad: :( I guarentee you i wont see David play, even if he's seeded 8th, until the Quarters!!! Oh well, maybe someday i'll get the tennis channel.

Ma. Estefania
01-25-2004, 01:47 AM
Unfortunatly in the states there so biased that they show Andy/Andre/Venus twice

At least be happy of have had the pleasure of watch Venus being trashed. ;)

sigmagirl91
01-25-2004, 03:14 AM
I didn't want to watch her ass anyway. Glad my prediction of a Kim/Justine final hold up. I still say that Justine will take it, because she's the stronger of the two mentally.

*Ljubica*
01-25-2004, 02:30 PM
Aww. you got to see that match Rosie?? Unfortunatly in the states there so biased that they show Andy/Andre/Venus twice instead of showing us a great match that had 2 tiebreaks, 2 7-5 sets, and finished with a 9-7 5th set!!! In truth, i have yet to see David play :mad: :( I guarentee you i wont see David play, even if he's seeded 8th, until the Quarters!!! Oh well, maybe someday i'll get the tennis channel.

Don't worry Fedex - you are not alone in being at the mercy of capricious TV editors! Can you believe that as soon as the Henman/Canas match ended, - instead of showing live Hewitt v Nadal, - our TV showed highlights of Henman/Canas again :mad: Yes, it WAS a great match - but if you had bothered to watch it the first time, you didn't want to watch it again straight after, when there was still other live tennis going on.

As for David - well we haven't seen him here yet either, (except in brief news clips), - although thanks to a German friend I've got a copy of his match with Mayer that was shown only on German TV. Hopefully that will be rectified tonight - his match doesn't clash with anything apart from a few womens' matches, and I will KILL someone at Eurosport if we don't see him live tonight! VAMOS DAVID!

Iza
01-25-2004, 05:34 PM
the match w/canas is gonna be hard but David WILL win cos he's better! Vamos DAVIIIIIIID!!!!!

Aleta4
01-25-2004, 05:43 PM
Canas made just 20 UFEs in the five set marathon with Henman :eek: and he runs and runs and runs :rolleyes:

eeeew just goooo away :wavey:

Hope David finally serves better.

Ma. Estefania
01-25-2004, 10:22 PM
Definitely the match ag. Cañas will be hard, but I will be more confident on David, if since the beginning he tries to go for the break point chances, though it couldn't be that important, given the fact that none of them has a great serve, but do have a great return.

Anyway all the best for David, I think he should try to win the points quickly, in that way Cañas won't have too much chances of stay running and running...thing that only benefits him, becoz he's sometimes tougher mentally than David who sometimes is not that patient....

Ma. Estefania
01-25-2004, 10:23 PM
Good luck :kiss:

I know you can make it, champ! :hearts:

*Ljubica*
01-26-2004, 07:17 AM
Congratulations to David - another brilliant win, and at last, British Eurosport showed the whole match - LIVE :) The first time I had really seen David this tournament - his play was awesome, - and he looked gorgeous!!

Here is his interview from after the match:-

DAVID NALBANDIAN

Q. You seemed to be continuing the strong vein of form. Yet to drop a set.

DAVID NALBANDIAN: Yeah, I think also today I play really good. I feel very comfortable on the court, and maybe he was a little tired from the last match. But either way, I think I play so good.

Q. From the start of the year, you missed Adelaide because you had to go and have your wrist checked and that kind of stuff, it seems to have come together for you. Are you feeling fresh? Can you explain?

DAVID NALBANDIAN: I feeling good. I didn't play Adelaide because I had to check the wrist for be sure that I can play, I don't know, maybe 10 more years.

But actually, then I play three matches in Kooyong, and that's make me a very good feeling in the court. I really enjoy the match.

Q. Is this as good a run of results as you've had and as good a form as you've had, do you think?

DAVID NALBANDIAN: I think so, yeah. It could be. I think is the best feeling what I have inside the courts. So I feel really good inside the court and outside the court also.

That's made me more better player every time.

Q. Do you have any idea why it seems to have clicked for you?

DAVID NALBANDIAN: Because I forget. I don't know, the reason maybe is I'm working so hard to try to be the best, so maybe that's a point.

Q. Do you go through a period after you were in the Wimbledon final when people said, "That was very lucky that he was in the Wimbledon final. He was beaten easily"? Was that hard on you mentally for you for a while, people saying, "He's just a fluke"?

DAVID NALBANDIAN: Is what the people think. I don't think like that. I can't do much about what the people think. Just playing and trying so hard.

Q. Do you think that perhaps while that was a surprise, your form now really isn't a surprise? Is that fair?

DAVID NALBANDIAN: Of course was a surprise because I never play Wimbledon, was my first time, my first grass court tournament. So of course was a surprise.

But after that, I think every time I play better. Right now I feel so good.

Q. Did you play any other sports while you were growing up?

DAVID NALBANDIAN: When I was young?

Q. Yeah.

DAVID NALBANDIAN: A lot.

Q. Were you good at any others?

DAVID NALBANDIAN: I do soccer, I swim, basketball, karate (laughter). Horse, everything.

Q. Why did you start playing tennis? Can you remember?

DAVID NALBANDIAN: Of course tennis (smiling). I forget it.

When I was...?

Q. How old were you when you started? How did you get interested in tennis?

DAVID NALBANDIAN: Always. When I was five years, I start play tennis. Also I do all the other sports at the same time. So I didn't have time to study to the school. I do many, many sports.

But I think when I was seven or eight, I just play tennis.

Q. Did your family play as well?

DAVID NALBANDIAN: Yeah, all of them.

Q. The new hairstyle, is that a sort of David Beckham thing?

DAVID NALBANDIAN: No. Just myself.

Q. It's the same style as his, though?

DAVID NALBANDIAN: Not right now. I think he have another look right now.

Q. Does he?

DAVID NALBANDIAN: I think so. I don't know.

Q. Maybe Beckham copied Nalbandian.

DAVID NALBANDIAN: (Smiling).

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Tingu
01-26-2004, 07:19 AM
Thanx Rosie