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~+~ vamos David in Rome ~*~

Björki
05-06-2006, 02:31 PM
(1)Roger Federer (SUI) vs Juan Ignacio Chela (ARG)
Potito Starace (ITA) vs Dmitry Tursunov (RUS)
Jarkko Nieminen (FIN) vs Sebastian Grosjean (FRA)
Feliciano Lopez (ESP) vs (14)Radek Stepanek (CZE)

(11)David Ferrer (ESP) vs Jose Acasuso (ARG)
Nicolas Massu (CHI) vs Q
Simone Bolelli (ITA) vs Fernando Verdasco (ESP)
Boris Pashanski (SCG) vs (6)Nikolay Davydenko (RUS)

(4)David Nalbandian (ARG) vs Q
Juan Carlos Ferrero (ESP) vs Paul Henri Mathieu (FRA)
Davide Sanguinetti (ITA) vs Q
Daniele Bracciali (ITA) vs (13)Nikolas Kiefer (GER)

(9)Guillermo Coria (ARG) vs Q
Marat Safin (RUS) vs Q
Mario Ancic (CRO) vs Luis Horna (PER)
Florent Serra (FRA) vs (7)James Blake (USA)

(5)Andy Roddick (USA) vs Victor Hanescu (ROM)
Olivier Rochus (BEL) vs Marcos Baghdatis (CYP)
Jiri Novak (CZE) Vs Q
Greg Rusedski (GBR) vs (12)Tommy Robredo (ESP)

(16)Robby Ginepri (USA) vs Max Mirnyi (BLR)
Gael Monfils (FRA) vs Tommy Haas (GER)
Fabrice Santoro (FRA) vs Q
Dominik Hrbaty (SVK) vs (3)Ivan Ljubicic (CRO)

(8)Gaston Gaudio (ARG) vs Xavier Malisse (BEL)
Tomas Berdych (CZE) vs Paradorn Srichapan (THA)
Mikhail Youzhny (RUS) vs Andreas Seppi (ITA)
Stanislas Wawrinka (SUI) vs (10)Fernando Gonzalez (CHI)

(15)Thomas Johansson (SWE) vs Q
Alessio Di Mauro (ITA) vs Tim Henman (GBR)
Andy Murray (GBR) vs Filippo Volandri (ITA)
Carlos Moya (ESP) vs (2)Rafael Nadal (ESP)

vamos David :bounce:

Hola Mr. SK
05-06-2006, 04:31 PM
2nd R agaist JCF,3rd R Daniele Bracciali,QF Marat Safin,SF Roger,F Rafa :p
Vamos David!!!:rocker2:

Viken01
05-06-2006, 04:41 PM
tough draw but vamos david :D

Kyla
05-06-2006, 05:28 PM
Thanks Björki for starting this thread!

But: WHO MADE THIS DRAW??????!!!!! (And I don't only mean David's draw :( ) Carlos vs. Rafa AGAIN :eek:

jazz_girl
05-06-2006, 11:56 PM
I can't see him getting that far, especially being in the Estoril final...Anyway, Vamos!!!

disturb3d
05-07-2006, 12:15 AM
I can't see him getting that far, especially being in the Estoril final...Anyway, Vamos!!!ESPECIALLY being in the Estoril final?

Am I reading this correctly? You're saying that even a fresh David can't make the final rounds.

justClaudia
05-07-2006, 12:23 AM
Thanks Björki for starting this thread!

But: WHO MADE THIS DRAW??????!!!!! (And I don't only mean David's draw :( ) Carlos vs. Rafa AGAIN :eek:


You're right Kyla, this draw sucks for Carlos. :(

Anyway, Vamos David!

I just hope his qualifier is NOT Juan Monaco. :unsure: *please Lord Carlos, please*

Argentine girl
05-07-2006, 03:01 AM
I just hope his qualifier is NOT Juan Monaco.

But I hope his qualifier is NOT Almagro.

Argentine girl
05-07-2006, 06:08 PM
(4)David Nalbandian (ARG) vs Q

Nalbo will play Fernando Vicente (ESP) in the first round.

Best of luck in the whole tournament, Dahveed.

Kyla
05-07-2006, 06:17 PM
But I hope his qualifier is NOT Almagro.


Now please don't scare me :eek: I don't want Mónaco or Almagro either :eek:

I want the lowest-ranked and most tired of all the qualifiers please :angel:

Kyla
05-07-2006, 06:19 PM
Nalbo will play Fernando Vicente (ESP) in the first round.

Best of luck in the whole tournament, Dahveed.


Ah, okay, I should read ALL the posts b4 answering something :lol:

Hm, I think I can live with Vicente - saw him play Calatrava last week in Barcelona - seems doable for David in my opinion!

Anyway: VAMOS DAVID - GOOD LUCK IN ROME! Remember 2004 :)

16681
05-08-2006, 11:52 PM
Vamos David :) I'm counting on you to be able to win your Match :)

Sakura 0101
05-09-2006, 04:50 AM
Vamos David ! :)

Björki
05-09-2006, 06:28 AM
PIETRANGELI
Matches Start At 1:00 PM
Gaston GAUDIO (ARG) vs Xavier MALISSE (BEL)
followed by
Thomas JOHANSSON (SWE) vs Fabio FOGNINI (ITA)
followed by
David NALBANDIAN (ARG) vs Fernando VICENTE (ESP)
followed by
Fernando VERDASCO (ESP) vs Simone BOLELLI (ITA)

Kyla
05-09-2006, 04:04 PM
grrrr, David! :mad: WIN IT IN THREE NOW!!!! FOCUS!!!! :bounce:

Viken01
05-09-2006, 04:25 PM
vamos david !! win please :)

Kyla
05-09-2006, 04:33 PM
David's now up 4-3* in the third set - no breaks so far... NOW a break would be nice! Followed by a quick n cute serving out...

(and I'm supposed to work...)

Oh and yes: It's my birthday tomorrow, my two other faves already lost so: VAMOS DAVID!!!!!!!!

Kyla
05-09-2006, 04:37 PM
First part of my wish accomplished :woohoo: David breaks for 5-3

Now for the serving out bit :rolleyes:

Kyla
05-09-2006, 04:38 PM
30-15 two more David!

Kyla
05-09-2006, 04:39 PM
2 MPs - VAMOS DAVID!

Kyla
05-09-2006, 04:39 PM
:woohoo: GSM David :woohoo: And with the first MP :)

Great - go on just like that! Up next: Mathieu.

Viken01
05-09-2006, 04:43 PM
VAMOSSSSS DAVID, well playing mathieu is like flipping a coin, you never know what you'll get. Judging that he beat jcf he is dangerous, but vamos david, you can do it ;)

Hola Mr. SK
05-09-2006, 04:46 PM
Congrats David !! well done!
I've said it numerous times but I'll say it again,make it easier next time :rocker2:

16681
05-09-2006, 04:57 PM
Congrats to David :) But I agree next time make it easier please :)

justClaudia
05-09-2006, 07:08 PM
:banana:

Well done David.

Björki
05-09-2006, 08:43 PM
good job David :yeah:

Breakaway
05-09-2006, 10:35 PM
Great fight David :D Good luck in the next round :yeah:

Eugenia
05-09-2006, 11:31 PM
Good win David! Well done! :bounce:

Kyla
05-10-2006, 10:26 AM
Mucha suerte, David!!!!

:bounce: VAMOS :bounce:

Viken01
05-10-2006, 01:35 PM
well done david !!! next is kiefer or martin !!! VAMOS !!!!!!!!

jazz_girl
05-10-2006, 01:39 PM
David has won 7 matches in a row. Is that a new record??? :lol:
Well done :yeah:

bibi_s
05-10-2006, 02:21 PM
Very well played, David!!! :bounce: His serving was quite good and he served 4 aces, of which 3 were in one game!!! Also he made some brilliant shots, backhand passes down the line, beautiful drop shots and a perfect lob. And he was focus nearly all the time. Way to go!!! Vamos and good luck for the next match!!! Hope it won't be Kiefer!

jazz_girl
05-10-2006, 02:33 PM
It won't. I'll be Martin :)

Hola Mr. SK
05-10-2006, 02:48 PM
David has won 7 matches in a row. Is that a new record??? :lol:
Well done :yeah:
7-match winning streak should be the longest one within one year,apart from some exhibitions,though he has done that before :lol:
Congrats,David! next up,Alberto Martin :) H2H 0-1....David lost to him 4 years ago at Hamburg TMS. Get your revenge here,Dave :)

Truc
05-10-2006, 04:56 PM
Here are the highlights from the match against Mathieu:
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=H8APTYFB
There also was an interview with David on the mastersseries.tv website after his first match (in English), do you want me to upload it too or do you know it?

16681
05-10-2006, 05:07 PM
Truc with the poor equipment I have I would appreciate an upload please. Thanks. And Congrats to David on his win :)

Truc
05-10-2006, 05:12 PM
The interview:
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=UTX1TPIM

Mili
05-10-2006, 07:33 PM
Thanks a lot for the uploads!!! Great! ;)

Kyla
05-10-2006, 09:26 PM
Yes - nice and easy in two sets! That's the way I like it! But guess when I went online to check on the score? When David was serving for it and was down 0-40 :lol:

David, have another brilliant one tomorrow vs. Martin! :bounce:

(Hm, they were training together in Monte Carlo - and the very next day Martin got that 6-0 6-1 package from FedEx :o!)

justClaudia
05-10-2006, 11:26 PM
David! :bounce:

Thanks for the uploads Truc. :hug:

Eugenia
05-11-2006, 02:04 AM
Great match David! :bigclap: He was focused and played really well. :yeah: Keep it up! :woohoo:

jazz_girl
05-11-2006, 12:03 PM
Quote from David:
"El Abierto de Francia siempre es especial. Es un torneo muy largo, con partidos muy extensos, así que hay que estar muy en forma. Estoy seguro de que puedo ser uno de los que luchen por el título. Tengo mucha confianza en mi tenis, juego cada vez mejor"

"The French Open is always special. It's a very long tournament, with long matches, so you have to be very fit. I'm sure I can be one of the plaers to fight for the title. I have a lot of confidence in my tennis, each time I play better"
http://www.lanacion.com.ar/804973

Kyla
05-11-2006, 12:17 PM
Match just started - VAMOS DAVID!

Seneca
05-11-2006, 02:21 PM
Match just finished - VAMOS DAVID!

Argentine girl
05-11-2006, 02:21 PM
(4)David NALBANDIAN (ARG) d. (q)Alberto MARTIN (ESP) 75 64

I am very happy that at least Dahveed is playing good tennis after Coria, Gaudio, Chuco, etc. were shaking.

jazz_girl
05-11-2006, 02:42 PM
8 wins in a row and counting...I know Nadal has like 50 matches won, but still, this is a good record for David :lol: I wonder if it's the longest on clay...

Argentine girl
05-11-2006, 03:43 PM
http://www.internazionaliditalia.it/

World number three David Nalbandian looked every bit the consumate professional on centre court on Thursday, taking down his Spanish opponent Alberto Martin 7-5 6-4.
Playing controlled tennis and breaking serve and the right moments, Nalbandian proceeds to the quarter final, where he will meet either Mario Ancic or another qualifier, Ruben Ramirez Hidalgo.
The only wobble in his third round came in the first set. The Argentine raced off to a 3-0 lead only to see Martin, who won their only previous meeting, come back to level at 5-5.
"I try to put on my best tennis when the crucial points come along," he said after the match. The top two in the world were not "unreachable," he said.Nalbandian moves to an impressive 23-5 for the season, and 11-1 on clay. He has an all-court game and good temperament. Given that these qualities seem to have combined with a run of form, those predisposed to bet might want to have a flutter on Nalbandian upsetting both Federer and Nadal to take the tournament. The odds would no doubt be interesting.

Truc
05-11-2006, 06:32 PM
Highlights of Nalbandian-Martin
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=PQPZLN3J

justClaudia
05-11-2006, 06:49 PM
8 wins in a row and counting...I know Nadal has like 50 matches won, but still, this is a good record for David :lol: I wonder if it's the longest on clay...
It's a very good record for him. :lol:
Way to go David. :yeah:

Truc, thanks for the highlights. :hug:

Eugenia
05-11-2006, 09:59 PM
Well done David!!! Keep going!!! :bigclap:

disturb3d
05-11-2006, 10:06 PM
8 wins in a row and counting...I know Nadal has like 50 matches won, but still, this is a good record for David :lol: I wonder if it's the longest on clay...2002: Estoril - Portugal
- 7 clay wins

2002: Basel - Paris
- 6 carpet wins

2005/06: Shanghai - Melbourne
- 10 wins (5 carpet / 5 hardcourt)

Today: Estoril - Rome
- 8 clay wins

16681
05-11-2006, 11:11 PM
Congrats to David on his win today :)

_Lars_
05-11-2006, 11:36 PM
Lets hope he can get to the semis...and beat Rogelio!! I really want to see him play against Nadal.

Breakaway
05-11-2006, 11:39 PM
Great playing David!!! :yeah: Keep it up! :D

jazz_girl
05-12-2006, 02:28 AM
2002: Estoril - Portugal
- 7 clay wins

2002: Basel - Paris
- 6 carpet wins

2005/06: Shanghai - Melbourne
- 10 wins (5 carpet / 5 hardcourt)

Today: Estoril - Rome
- 8 clay wins
Ok, so it was a better record at the end of last year and beginning of this one...
Still, considering it's his worse surface, it's quite good. Let's hope he can make it to 9 :yeah: and maybe 10...I'd love to see him playing and beating Federer on clay :)

Caralimon
05-12-2006, 03:33 AM
David is already 3-0 with Ancic.

As the pidgeon rule is, tomorrow is the day to start owning Super Mario. Don't be the Donkey Kong this time, David.

Argentine girl
05-12-2006, 03:42 AM
While the spotlight remains fixed on the top two, Nalbandian has emerged as the player most likely to cause an upset.

The Argentine, winner of last week's claycourt event in Estoril, is set for a semi-final meeting with Federer, whom he has beaten in six of their 10 head-to-heads.

Before that, he must get past Croatia's Mario Ancic, who beat Ruben Ramirez Hidalgo 6-3 6-7 7-5.


http://sport.guardian.co.uk/breakingnews/feedstory/0,,-5815483,00.html

I hope Dahveed to cause an upset as well.

Björki
05-12-2006, 06:34 AM
vamso David kick some ass :bounce:

bovenbuuf
05-12-2006, 08:21 AM
wellll certainly a nice record..but well good to see he won his match and is moving on. and well against Rogi would certianly be nice!

Kyla
05-12-2006, 12:09 PM
Good luck David! Win this! :bounce:

Sakura 0101
05-12-2006, 12:30 PM
3-1 David :)

Björki
05-12-2006, 12:33 PM
bad news about Hamburg :sad:

from Rosie:
Nalbandian out for "personal reasons" according to British Sky TV.

Sakura 0101
05-12-2006, 12:34 PM
3-2 David

Sakura 0101
05-12-2006, 12:40 PM
4-2 David :) :)

Kyla
05-12-2006, 12:43 PM
bad news about Hamburg :sad:


NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO :bigcry: - and I've already been fearing this :bigcry:

What about Dusseldorf though?

Sakura 0101
05-12-2006, 12:46 PM
bad news about Hamburg :sad:

Oh...hopfuly its not bad thing for him.

Björki
05-12-2006, 12:47 PM
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO :bigcry: - and I've already been fearing this :bigcry:
What about Dusseldorf though?
I dont know.... damn I am really **ssed off now.... :-(

Björki
05-12-2006, 12:48 PM
he usually lose first round in Hamburg.... so he doesn't care?!

:fiery:

Björki
05-12-2006, 12:48 PM
come on Mario :lol: :haha:

Sakura 0101
05-12-2006, 12:50 PM
5-3 David :) :)


What about Dusseldorf though?

Hopefuly he will come!!

Kyla
05-12-2006, 12:51 PM
I dont know.... damn I am really **ssed off now.... :-(


Me too :bigcry: Right now I even think one first round match would be better than nothing :(

Kyla
05-12-2006, 12:51 PM
5-3 David :) :)



Hopefuly he will come!!


He'd better be there - my tickets arrived on Wednesday :fiery:

Kyla
05-12-2006, 12:52 PM
Meanwhile David's just won set 1 6-3!

Kyla
05-12-2006, 12:53 PM
come on Mario :lol: :haha:


Nah ;) I'm not THAT p***ed off ;)

Björki
05-12-2006, 12:53 PM
but you are go to HH anyway?

Sakura 0101
05-12-2006, 12:54 PM
6-3 David :D :D :D

Kyla
05-12-2006, 12:54 PM
but you are go to HH anyway?
Sure! I think I have to leave at once to rig the draw so that Carlos can go far ;)

Bist Du auch da?

Björki
05-12-2006, 12:56 PM
ja fahre morgen früh los :) werden wir uns begegnen?

David 1-0*

Kyla
05-12-2006, 12:58 PM
ja fahre morgen früh los :) werden wir uns begegnen?

David 1-0*

Ich PM Dir mal meine Handynummer, dann machen wir was aus. Bin mit JC's Rainbow da.

Seh grad, Lleyton hat auch gecancelled :eek:

Gut, dann kannst Du ja noch die Auslosung manipulieren ;) Ich bin ab Montag im Laufe des Tages da! :wavey:

Kyla
05-12-2006, 01:00 PM
BP

Kyla
05-12-2006, 01:01 PM
2-0

Sakura 0101
05-12-2006, 01:01 PM
ja fahre morgen früh los :) werden wir uns begegnen?

ちょっとアンタたち、何語でしゃべってんのよ!? :lol:

2-0 David ;)

Kyla
05-12-2006, 01:04 PM
3-0

Björki
05-12-2006, 01:04 PM
David 3-0* :D

Björki
05-12-2006, 01:05 PM
JC's Rainbow???

Björki
05-12-2006, 01:05 PM
ちょっとアンタたち、何語でしゃべってんのよ!? :lol:

:haha:

Sakura 0101
05-12-2006, 01:05 PM
3-0 David !!!

Kyla
05-12-2006, 01:06 PM
JC's Rainbow???
Würdest Du kennen, wenn Du Ferrero-Fan wärst :) Ne, ich glaub, sie postet hier nicht so oft... Bisher die Einzige von MTF, die ich persönlich kenn...

Kyla
05-12-2006, 01:08 PM
I think David's on a roll now - 0-30 on Ancic's serve again!

Can't wait to see the highlights!

Kyla
05-12-2006, 01:11 PM
4-0 poor Mario

Kyla
05-12-2006, 01:11 PM
and 30-0 on David's serve...

will he bagel him?

Sakura 0101
05-12-2006, 01:12 PM
4-0 David !!
I'm scared :scared: :lol:

Kyla
05-12-2006, 01:13 PM
... or maybe not... BP Mario

Kyla
05-12-2006, 01:14 PM
typically for David he loses serve :devil:

4-1

Sakura 0101
05-12-2006, 01:18 PM
4-2 David :mad:

Kyla
05-12-2006, 01:22 PM
5-2

now come on, David, I need to get offline - got other things to do :devil:

Sakura 0101
05-12-2006, 01:23 PM
5-2 David !!!
VAMOOOOOOOOOOOOS

Sakura 0101
05-12-2006, 01:29 PM
5-3David.
NOw fINISH the match !!! :devil:

Kyla
05-12-2006, 01:30 PM
5-3 30 all - SERVE THIS OUT!

Kyla
05-12-2006, 01:31 PM
bp mario :fiery: DAVID FOCUS! Get this over with! Don't let him come back!

Kyla
05-12-2006, 01:33 PM
MP TAKE THIS!

Kyla
05-12-2006, 01:34 PM
grrrrrr deuce :devil:

Kyla
05-12-2006, 01:35 PM
MP again - now this time! Go for it!

guille&tati4life
05-12-2006, 01:36 PM
VAMOS DAVID

Kyla
05-12-2006, 01:36 PM
David wins 6-3 6-3 :banana:

Sakura 0101
05-12-2006, 01:37 PM
He couldn't get 2MP :mad:

oh...He WON.

Sakura 0101
05-12-2006, 01:39 PM
Well done David !!!! :worship:

Björki
05-12-2006, 01:40 PM
well done :banana:

Björki
05-12-2006, 02:22 PM
2/05/2006 14:37 - NALBANDIAN STORMS INTO THE SEMIS

David Nalbandian moved into the semi-final of the Rome masters series in straight sets 6-3 6-3 against Mario Ancic on Friday, declaring after the match that he was "on great form".
The Argentine, now number three in the world, will be fresh for his match against either Roger Federer or Nicolas Almagro on Saturday given that Ancic offered only minimal resistance in the one hour, twenty minute match, which contained few great rallies for the busy centre court to cheer.
Nalbandian raced to a 4-0 lead in the second set before losing a service game. This was his only noticeable weakness on Friday: his first serve consistency fell below 50%.
Ancic on the other hand was constantly punished for weak second serving and seemed tired after his marathon third round win. The Croatian has also suffered from a back injury.
Nalbandian moves to within two wins of consecutive titles.
"I was a bit tired coming here after Estoril last week, in my first round and second round, but now I feel fine and I'm on great form," he said.

http://www.internazionaliditalia.tv

jazz_girl
05-12-2006, 02:25 PM
2/05/2006 14:37 - NALBANDIAN STORMS INTO THE SEMIS

David Nalbandian moved into the semi-final of the Rome masters series in straight sets 6-3 6-3 against Mario Ancic on Friday, declaring after the match that he was "on great form".
The Argentine, now number three in the world, will be fresh for his match against either Roger Federer or Nicolas Almagro on Saturday given that Ancic offered only minimal resistance in the one hour, twenty minute match, which contained few great rallies for the busy centre court to cheer.
Nalbandian raced to a 4-0 lead in the second set before losing a service game. This was his only noticeable weakness on Friday: his first serve consistency fell below 50%.
Ancic on the other hand was constantly punished for weak second serving and seemed tired after his marathon third round win. The Croatian has also suffered from a back injury.
Nalbandian moves to within two wins of consecutive titles.
"I was a bit tired coming here after Estoril last week, in my first round and second round, but now I feel fine and I'm on great form," he said.

http://www.internazionaliditalia.tv

That's great to know! :)

jazz_girl
05-12-2006, 02:32 PM
So now it's 9 wins in a row and counting :yeah:

bibi_s
05-12-2006, 02:45 PM
Well played, David!!! He could have easily bageled Mario in the second set. Nevertheless - very solid performance from our David!!! Let's hope that he'll keep this form to the final and win this tournament!!! So he is not playing Hamburg and it won't be necessary for me to sneak out of work whole week to watch him – a little rest for me too.

joyk
05-12-2006, 02:54 PM
I really wanna see this match,what`s wrong with Eurosport? :mad:

bovenbuuf
05-12-2006, 03:24 PM
wow really nice that he won. Really hope a sf with Rogi now.. that would be amazing!

Viken01
05-12-2006, 04:32 PM
and it will be a nalby-fed SF :)

bluesky_rachel
05-12-2006, 04:37 PM
David,best of luck in SF.:)

16681
05-12-2006, 04:38 PM
Congrats to David on his win :) He is playing very well right now :cool:

Truc
05-12-2006, 04:44 PM
Highlights of the match against Ancic:
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=4CNUBJPU
The post-match interview in Spanish:
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=WKVCPUQK
And the interview in English:
http://www.megaupload.com/fr/?d=Q2RF1TJY

_Lars_
05-12-2006, 04:57 PM
Great win for David. Now comes Roger!!. I was really looking forward to this semi since i first saw the draw. But what i'd really like to see is a Nalbo-Rafa match, they never played against each other...
Anyway good luck David against Roger!!!

Sakura 0101
05-12-2006, 05:35 PM
Highlights of the match against Ancic:
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=4CNUBJPU
The post-match interview in Spanish:
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=WKVCPUQK
And the interview in English:
http://www.megaupload.com/fr/?d=Q2RF1TJY

Thanks for the link, Truc :D
They are great !!! :worship:

jazz_girl
05-12-2006, 05:55 PM
Great win for David. Now comes Roger!!. I was really looking forward to this semi since i first saw the draw. But what i'd really like to see is a Nalbo-Rafa match, they never played against each other...
Anyway good luck David against Roger!!!
I'd love to see him playing against Rafa, but I'm not sure I'd like it to be in a final!!! :lol:

Kyla
05-12-2006, 06:26 PM
Just watched the match highlights and the little interview bits (love the Spanish one - he even smiles twice :) ) - great match point!

The only thing that really concerns me is his first serve percentage :eek: He really has to improve that tomorrow!!! (I instantly thought about that USO QF last year :scared: )

Good luck David vs. Fed tomorrow!!!! :bounce:

Björki
05-12-2006, 06:41 PM
good luck against Fed :)

cordoba
05-12-2006, 07:00 PM
Truc, you are a gem, thank you very much for all these videos ! :hug:
Vamos David, you can do it tomorrow ! ;) (I hope !)

Viken01
05-12-2006, 08:23 PM
on his interview david looks like exited to play federer, nice to see that (just hope it'll not be a rematch of USO 05 :o)

btw, thx for the videos Truc :)

disturb3d
05-12-2006, 11:02 PM
The match was decent and all. But the best part was, during the fan-signing, when a kid reached out and patted Dave on the face.
He got startled, and the commentators got a chuckle out of it.

Viken01
05-13-2006, 12:10 AM
VAMOS david and good luck against fed !!! YOU CAN WINNNNNNNNnnnnnnnn! !!!

jazz_girl
05-13-2006, 01:10 AM
The match was decent and all. But the best part was, during the fan-signing, when a kid reached out and patted Dave on the face.
He got startled, and the commentators got a chuckle out of it.
I saw that!!! :lol: Our commentators were laughing at that too, their comment was: "and now we see David's best friend congratulating him" :lol:

justClaudia
05-13-2006, 01:27 AM
So now it's 9 wins in a row and counting :yeah:
Bring it on Roger! :banana:

Hola Mr. SK
05-13-2006, 03:10 AM
Vamooos David!!! You can do that again :)

Argentine girl
05-13-2006, 03:21 AM
I have been waiting for the final between Rafa and Nalbo for a long time. I hope both of them will make my dream come true.

16681
05-13-2006, 05:31 AM
Good luck to David :) I think it would be great if he could beat Federer :yippee:

GinaB
05-13-2006, 01:27 PM
And yet ANOTHER Roger-David match I won't be able to watch! :sad:

Kyla
05-13-2006, 01:44 PM
David starts with a break - now 30 all on his first service game - HOLD DAVID HOLD!

:bounce:

Kyla
05-13-2006, 01:45 PM
... and of course he immediately loses serve ... :o 1 all

way to go... VAMOS DAVID!!!

Kyla
05-13-2006, 01:52 PM
... and breaks again :retard:

It just started and makes me crazy already - I think I'll better go away and look and that wicked twisted Hamburg draw...

Viken01
05-13-2006, 02:18 PM
first set federer 6-3 :sad: vamos david !!!

justClaudia
05-13-2006, 02:25 PM
Vamos David!!!

Mili
05-13-2006, 02:28 PM
Come on David!!! Unpack your best Tennis!

Viken01
05-13-2006, 02:41 PM
4-1* for david !! VAMOS !!!

Viken01
05-13-2006, 03:05 PM
3-6 6-3 2nd FOR DAVID !!! VAMOSSSSSSSSSSSSS !!!

Viken01
05-13-2006, 03:51 PM
3-6 6-3 *3-4 VAMOS DAVID !!!

miranda-vesquez
05-13-2006, 03:58 PM
hi everybody:), nice match, hard battle for both, hope david will be the winner

miranda-vesquez
05-13-2006, 03:59 PM
6-5 federer:(, go david, vamosssssssss

miranda-vesquez
05-13-2006, 04:00 PM
sory, 5-4 fede;)

miranda-vesquez
05-13-2006, 04:06 PM
now 6-5:(

Sakura 0101
05-13-2006, 04:09 PM
VAMOS DAVID !!!!

miranda-vesquez
05-13-2006, 04:10 PM
30-30 not good

Sakura 0101
05-13-2006, 04:14 PM
Tie Break!!!!!!!!!!

miranda-vesquez
05-13-2006, 04:14 PM
oh, come on david, win this game, take it to the tiebreak, show fede who is the boss there, YOU ARE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sakura 0101
05-13-2006, 04:15 PM
1-1

miranda-vesquez
05-13-2006, 04:15 PM
ggggggggooooooooooo dddddaaaavvvvvvvvvvviiiiiiiiiiiiddddddddd

miranda-vesquez
05-13-2006, 04:17 PM
1-1

Sakura 0101
05-13-2006, 04:17 PM
2-3 David

miranda-vesquez
05-13-2006, 04:17 PM
2 all

Sakura 0101
05-13-2006, 04:17 PM
3-3

miranda-vesquez
05-13-2006, 04:18 PM
oops, my scoreboard is too slow :(

Sakura 0101
05-13-2006, 04:18 PM
4-3 Fed

miranda-vesquez
05-13-2006, 04:19 PM
vamos david, fight!!!! you can do it!!!!!!

Sakura 0101
05-13-2006, 04:19 PM
5-3 Fed

Sakura 0101
05-13-2006, 04:19 PM
5-4 Fed

Sakura 0101
05-13-2006, 04:20 PM
6-4 Fed

miranda-vesquez
05-13-2006, 04:21 PM
nnnnnooooooooooooooo

Sakura 0101
05-13-2006, 04:21 PM
6-5 Fed

Sakura 0101
05-13-2006, 04:22 PM
7-5 Fed

justClaudia
05-13-2006, 04:25 PM
:awww: David

Viken01
05-13-2006, 04:27 PM
he lost in the tb :sad::sad::sad:

6-3 3-6 7-6(5)

anyway david we are proud of you, you played very well and you had 2 very good weeks, i'm looking forward to RG, VAMOS DAVID !!!!

Sakura 0101
05-13-2006, 04:32 PM
He lost... :sad:
but, was nice match.
only one point lead from Fed.
i'm very proud of him. :)

Mili
05-13-2006, 04:33 PM
Such a shit...but it was a great match! ;)

gooner88
05-13-2006, 04:48 PM
Well what can I say?
I'm proud of his performance, the way he stayed with Fed and the way he fought all the way. When he was serving to stay in the match I thought he was gonna lose serve, but he somehow held it. This proves that winning Shanghai and beating Fed there was no fluke! He won the last final set TB against Fed, this time he came up short.
Credit to Fed, he deserved his win and good luck to him in the final.

It's been a good few weeks for him and hopefully he can go deep in Paris.

Hola Mr. SK
05-13-2006, 04:57 PM
I'd say great match from David!! He almost used every weapon to beat Roger,even serve and volley at 2nd serve :lol: .Enjoy his precise drop shots,lobs,forhand crosscourt,backhand hitting the line...:drool:
unfortunately, 8 DFs killed him. 1 in the game which got broken,the other in TB...:mad:
He should've done the job with a good serve....
anyway,well played :yeah: Good luck to you,David,whatever you are going to do next week! :)

zan
05-13-2006, 05:04 PM
David blew it big time. He had more than one chance to tie the match up and let them slip through his fingers. He needs to get more mentally tough. This is not a game for the faint of heart.

justClaudia
05-13-2006, 05:23 PM
Well what can I say?
I'm proud of his performance, the way he stayed with Fed and the way he fought all the way. When he was serving to stay in the match I thought he was gonna lose serve, but he somehow held it. This proves that winning Shanghai and beating Fed there was no fluke! He won the last final set TB against Fed, this time he came up short.
Credit to Fed, he deserved his win and good luck to him in the final.

It's been a good few weeks for him and hopefully he can go deep in Paris.

:yeah:

One thing though, not that David needs to prove anything to anyone. And even if he had, it would certainly be to himself, and to the people close to him. Definetly not to us, and to a bunch of posters at a message board.

But you're right, I agree with pretty much everything you said. So don't mind me I fell bitchy today. And GM is pissing again. :fiery: But I can't help going there.

GinaB
05-13-2006, 05:31 PM
He should have won this :awww:
My dream of a Nalbi-Rafael final has been crushed :sad:
Why does he do these things? :banghead:
*is disappointed and demoralized*

Mili
05-13-2006, 05:52 PM
Yeah of course he should have won. But his serve in a way stopped him from that! I mean in this game...David had exactly one point less than Federer...114:115 or something like that! If he would have served better...then he would have won! But unfortunately...the for me dreamfinal...Nalbandian vs. Nadal...well...no such thing! Bad luck! :(

16681
05-13-2006, 06:11 PM
I'm sorry David didn't win :sad: But he certainly put up a good fight. My hope now is that Roger is wore out before he mets Nadal!

Truc
05-13-2006, 06:12 PM
You're welcome for the videos, everybody, I'm glad if you like them!
The highlights of today's match:
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=LO6BHTPA

Mili
05-13-2006, 06:28 PM
Thanks for the video! Now I just hope Rafa wins! ;)

bovenbuuf
05-13-2006, 06:31 PM
well sorry to see he wasn't able to beat Fed this time.. but well at leastt he made it to the SF again and well the big price is still possible for this year :)

justClaudia
05-13-2006, 06:33 PM
I'm sorry David didn't win :sad: But he certainly put up a good fight. My hope now is that Roger is wore out before he mets Nadal!
I hope Rafa wins tomorow.


Truc, thanks once again. Love ya for that! :hug:

bluesky_rachel
05-13-2006, 07:23 PM
I'd say great match from David!! He almost used every weapon to beat Roger,even serve and volley at 2nd serve :lol: .Enjoy his precise drop shots,lobs,forhand crosscourt,backhand hitting the line...:drool:
unfortunately, 8 DFs killed him. 1 in the game which got broken,the other in TB...:mad:
He should've done the job with a good serve....
anyway,well played :yeah: Good luck to you,David,whatever you are going to do next week! :)

will he ever improve his serve?:shrug:

Kyla
05-13-2006, 09:14 PM
Damn, I've been running round in my silver Yonex shoes all thru set 3 and I didn't help :o

But to look on the positive side: David adds 220 points to his points total :) If I'm not completely mistaken, he'll be a bit over 3000 on Monday...

Viken01
05-13-2006, 09:25 PM
:lol: kyla, i'd like to have a yonex shirt actually, don't know where i can buy one, maybe on internet.

*sigh* i'm so sad when david loose, but it's not as if it was an early loose against a nobody, its a SF of a TMS against the world number one. But david was above fed he was just nervous at the end IMO, that's what make me a little disapointed. If it was a 5-set match, i think david would have won this match 'cause fed was tired.

But it's very good to see david is playing good tennis 2 weeks before RG, it means he can do well there, at least QF if he has a good draw ! I also like the fact he pulled out of Hamburg to rest, he is smart, he doesn't want to overplay and get an injury just before RG.

I'm very proud to be a david's fan and i will support him in all his matches :) :) :) VAMOS DAVID !!!

Hola Mr. SK
05-14-2006, 04:03 AM
will he ever improve his serve?:shrug:
not in the near future :sobbing:

rachelzszs
05-15-2006, 03:48 AM
I guess that will be never...
relatively negative ...:lol:

RogiFan88
05-15-2006, 03:53 AM
:)

I am only posting this article because of what David said. When everyone talks about rivalries, it used to be Federer/Roddick [yeah, right] and now it's Federer/Nadal [rivalry, what rivalry?]. If you ask me, the real rivalry is betw Federer and Nalbandian -- always has been and still is. At 6-5 for David, that's what I call a more even matchup. And what I like about it is that they continue to go back and forth... not this lopsided 10-1 or 5-1 hth. I have to laugh!

I know it's tough for David to lose to Rogi in the SF but Rafa avenged his loss, so it's OK for him; besides, David got Rogi for the big TMC Shanghai05. I'm glad that David is No 3 -- he is finally living up to his talent and that's a good thing. ;) I enjoy watching him play, w his calm, unhurried, relaxed way. He and Gaudio, my fave Argies [after Vilas].

Good luck to David in Dusseldorf!

Federer a rare underdog for Rome Masters final
Associated Press
Sat, May 13, 2006

ROME -- Top-ranked Roger Federer and No. 2 Rafael Nadal will meet for the third time this year Sunday in the Rome Masters final.

Federer advanced to his 13th straight final with Saturday`s error-filled 6-3, 3-6, 7-6 (5) win over No. 3 David Nalbandian. Nadal defeated 19-year-old Gael Monfils of France 6-2, 6-2 in the other semifinal.

Nadal registered his 52nd straight win on clay and can match Guillermo Vilas` Open-era record of 53 wins on the surface if he successfully defends his title on Sunday.

Nadal is the only player to beat Federer this year, in finals at Dubai in March and the Monte Carlo Masters last month. He holds a 4-1 edge in his career meetings with Federer, including a semifinal win at last year`s French Open.

has Roger Federer set as a +162 underdog against Nadal (-225) for Sunday`s final.

Federer finished with 50 unforced errors to Nalbandian`s 53 in the clay-court tuneup to the French Open, which begins May 28. The Swiss star said he is looking forward to the matchup with Nadal.

``I`m ready,`` he said. ``I think it`s always special to have 1 versus. 2. It`s good for the game and I think both of us look forward to it. Especially on clay, it`s a good challenge for me.``

Federer`s win over Nalbandian tied him with Vilas for the second-most consecutive finals in the Open era. Ivan Lendl holds the record at 18 straight finals, set in 1981-82.

Nadal`s clay-court streak started at Monte Carlo in April 2005. During the run, he`s defeated 38 different opponents from 15 countries. He defeated Argentines Guillermo Coria and Gaston Gaudio three times and eight players twice, including Federer.

Vilas, in a recent conference call from Thailand, expects Nadal to break his streak.

``I will be very surprised if he doesn`t,`` Vilas said. ``He`s a very strong player, he has a strong will. He has a strong gift of hands and he`s a fighter. He seems to lift his level in the crucial moments.``

Vilas set the record in 1977, beginning the streak in May at the French Open and ending with a loss to Ilie Nastase in October in Aix en Provence, France.

Against Nalbandian, Federer struggled with his accuracy for long periods, but regained form midway through the third set.

After trading breaks twice in the decisive set, Federer took control of the tiebreaker with a backhand service return winner to go up 6-4. The match ended when Nalbandian`s forehand sailed long on Federer`s second match point.

``He was just better,`` Nalbandian said. ``He did it at the right time.``

In their last meeting, Nalbandian beat Federer in a fifth-set tiebreaker at the Masters Cup final in November in Shanghai.

In a nervous opening set, neither player held serve in the first four games. The key break came when Federer stretched to return a serve and came up with a forehand winner down the line to take a 5-3 lead.

Nalbandian jumped out to a 40-0 lead in the next game, but wasted each of his break points on errors. Two points later, Federer closed out the set when Nalbandian hit a backhand into the net, prompting the Argentine to slam his racket to the ground.

``I had a lot of chances to break that I didn`t take advantage of,`` Nalbandian said, referring to his converting five of 16 break points.

In the second set, Nalbandian converted the only break of serve to take a 3-1 lead. Both players continued to hit more unforced errors than winners. Nalbandian said that fast and slippery conditions contributed to the erratic play.

``It was difficult to stop your feet,`` he said.

In the opening game of the third set, Federer slammed his racket when he hit a forehand way wide to lose a service game.

``He`s human,`` Nalbandian said.

Federer also reached the Rome final in 2003, losing to Felix Mantilla.
http://www.covers.com/articles/articles.aspx?theArt=79430&tid=44&t=1

Other quotes:

The top two in the world were not "unreachable," he said.

Nalbandian: The French is always special. It's a very long tournament, there are very long matches, so you need to be very fit. I think that I can be one of the guys who is gonna fight for the title for sure. I am very confident in my game, playing better every time. I'm sure that Nadal, Federer and Gaudio together with a lot of clay court players are gonna play well in Paris as well.

Q: What does it take to beat Federer and Nadal on clay?

Well I haven't played with Nadal yet, so I can't tell you. With Federer I haven't played on clay for I don't know: four or five years....I know that I can beat anybody.

I know that people think David is being arrogant. Perhaps not arrogant but w this attitude, you can get somewhere. No sense defeating yourself even before you step on the court vs. a player. I like it! David's a funny guy. He's also maturing a lot lately... :cool:

rachelzszs
05-15-2006, 04:16 AM
Good talk..I suppose...
:lol:
This time, actually ,so close but so far...
But ,positive...:lol:

Mili
05-15-2006, 05:02 PM
Thanks for the article! I like what he said...I mean he said he could beat anybody...but I think that's true...it just has to be his day...and everything has to be like perfect...but he's not to proud... ;) And I'm really hoping for a Nalbandian vs. Nadal!

GinaB
05-15-2006, 09:26 PM
In his post-match interview after his loss to Roger, David said "I have some problems at home so I have to go back, and then I will see in Paris" when asked if he was going to play Hamburg.
Does anyone know what he's refering to? :confused:

Mili
05-16-2006, 04:30 PM
No idea about that! That's what I wanted to ask too...but everywhere this story's a little different... hm...just hope everything is allright ;)

donna karen
05-16-2006, 04:57 PM
commentators said his mum was ill so he had to go home.

Sakura 0101
05-16-2006, 05:12 PM
commentators said his mum was ill so he had to go home.

Oh... :sad:
I hope she will get well soon.

Mili
05-16-2006, 05:36 PM
Yeah me too! Just hope it's nothing serious!

GinaB
05-17-2006, 12:00 AM
Oh, that's not nice to hear! :sad: I hope she'll be ok.
To be honest I was hoping he was refering to some problems he has with his racing car...
His mom seems like a great woman. I'm sure raising 3 sons is by no means an easy task.
Hope we'll hear some good news soon.
Thanks for the info. It's very much appreciated.
:hug:

justClaudia
05-17-2006, 12:34 AM
I heard at Estoril the same story : problems at home. I never knew or thought it was his Mother. Hopefully is nothing too serious, and they all will be fine.

donna karen
05-19-2006, 02:40 PM
you are welcome.i hope his mum gets well soon.