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David Nalbandian Vs Nikolay Davidenko

Nalbandian!!!
06-04-2006, 08:45 PM
David in 3 : 6-4 6-4 6-4


Vamos David !!

betterthanhenman
06-04-2006, 08:46 PM
Again...Nalbandian in 3 or 4! :)

Blue Orange
06-04-2006, 08:52 PM
I think Nalby in four

All_Slam_Andre
06-04-2006, 08:59 PM
Nalbandian in 4. I do think he is the better player than Davydenko, and beat him easily in the Masters Cup last year and at Estoril

Halba
06-04-2006, 09:02 PM
Yes H-2-H Daveed the better play

David in 4

bad gambler
06-04-2006, 09:02 PM
Nicky D

DrJules
06-04-2006, 09:05 PM
Nalbandian to repeat year end masters victory.

Merton
06-04-2006, 09:06 PM
A coin flip... It is heads... Davydenko.

Julio1974
06-04-2006, 09:07 PM
It's so difficult to predict. David hasn't been playing so well but he is likely to raise his game when needed. All I can predict is a lot of breaks !!

bokehlicious
06-04-2006, 09:08 PM
Kolya in 4

ufokart
06-04-2006, 09:25 PM
I really don't know what to predict.

Koyla has been some sort of silent competitor in this tournament, nobody talks about him, but he is playing very well (his matchs against Moya and Gaudio were great). But if Nalby is on he can beat him in 3 or 4 sets.

eeemmm.........Nalby in 4.

Nalbandian!!!
06-04-2006, 09:26 PM
Nalbandian in 4. I do think he is the better player than Davydenko, and beat him easily in the Masters Cup last year and at Estoril


agree, and nikolay dont like at all to face him.

Clara Bow
06-04-2006, 09:28 PM
Nalbandian, with his talent- should win in four or so.

David, with his utter weak mentality, could lose in four of five.

I will vote for talent- Nalby in four. (crosses fingers)

Bilbo
06-04-2006, 09:31 PM
Kolya in 4

Nalbandian on clay is not so good as many people think and Kolya is playing his best right now

marti_228
06-04-2006, 09:33 PM
I would say Nalbandian in 4 maybe. Davydenko is having some physical problems and I don't think he would be a 100%.

Roger The Great
06-04-2006, 10:15 PM
I think this one could go the distance. I give a slight edge to Nalby, but you never know with him.

NYCtennisfan
06-04-2006, 10:25 PM
I've never seen Davydenko be so aggressive with his groundstrokes as he has been this tournament. Nalbandian can of course turn it up, but clay is not his best surface even if he is good on the stuff.

oneandonlyhsn
06-04-2006, 11:12 PM
I think Kolya will win win in 4, he has been playing so well its unbelievable. His hitting winners from all over :eek: and his serve has really improved. Nalby IMO hasnt been impressive at all so far, but its Nalby he might really turn it up in the next round

People look at the Estoril match, but davyD wasnt well.

scoobs
06-04-2006, 11:16 PM
Hard to call because I haven't seen Davydenko play all tournament so far so I have nothing to compare in terms of form.

Nalbandian has been good enough without ever looking ominous so far.

Gotta give the edge to David - Davydenko got rid of Gaudio though so he could make a good match of it. Can't wait to see it actually.

Argenbrit
06-05-2006, 12:13 AM
David in 4.

Scotso
06-05-2006, 01:21 AM
Nikolay in 4.

Federerhingis
06-05-2006, 01:45 AM
I think this one could go the distance. I give a slight edge to Nalby, but you never know with him.

Yup, he would seem like the steadier one but I think Nikolay might have more fight in him.

The battle of the super baseliners. Should be entertaining at least.

hitchhiker
06-05-2006, 01:47 AM
donkeydenko in 5 sets

NyGeL
06-05-2006, 04:23 AM
Davydenko in 5

ugotlobbed
06-05-2006, 07:08 AM
i think this match will be decided in the 5th, over 2 days, no clu who will win they are both at a same level

azmad_88
06-05-2006, 08:12 AM
i like both of them..

hmm

nalby i guess

{Annie}
06-05-2006, 08:19 AM
I would really really like it to be Kolya....and I would really really like it to be in 3 :p BUT

IF Kolya wins (and for some weird reason I have serious doubts about him beating Nalby - Kolya, you can prove me wrong anytime darling :lol: ), it will be in 4 because he will not last for 5 physically :rolleyes:

Rogiman
06-05-2006, 08:29 AM
Kolya will take it in 4 or 5.
Nalbandian hasn't faced anyone near this quality so far yet managed to struggle.

Jimnik
06-05-2006, 12:12 PM
Kolya in straight sets.

Revenge for Estoril :devil:

Deea
06-05-2006, 01:01 PM
I'll go for David in 4 or 5 sets! VAMOS DAVID!!!! ;)

guille&tati4life
06-05-2006, 01:07 PM
David will win

kindablue
06-05-2006, 01:16 PM
Davai Kolya :rocker2:

yomike
06-05-2006, 01:32 PM
I have faith in David, he'll win this one and in the semi its bye bye to Heidi.

Apemant
06-05-2006, 01:37 PM
Dahveed should win this, but I don't think Nikolay will go in 3 just like that, so Nalbo in 4 or 5.

landoud
06-05-2006, 02:24 PM
Nalby

connectolove
06-05-2006, 02:34 PM
Davi is playing too well!

Conita
06-05-2006, 02:44 PM
i hope Nalbi cos he's one of the only ones that can challenge fed and nadal
so yeahh
hope he wins
:)

Argenbrit
06-05-2006, 02:51 PM
i hope Nalbi cos he's one of the only ones that can challenge fed and nadal
so yeahh
hope he wins
:)

I hope so too because another Federer-Davydenko would be :yawn: :zzz:

name_change
06-05-2006, 06:30 PM
depends on which nalby turns up.

GO DAVID!

Leo
06-05-2006, 07:07 PM
Davydenko has impressed me with his play this week more so than Nalbandian. He just has to make sure not to lose the battle for positioning right away in this match. Perhaps the fact that it's best of 5 will help him, unlike their last two meetings won comfortably by David in 2.

I just hope we get to see it! Come on, ESPN.

Leo
06-05-2006, 07:08 PM
I hope so too because another Federer-Davydenko would be :yawn: :zzz:

Ummm, apparently you didn't see their match at the Australian Open.

Freeze17171
06-05-2006, 07:09 PM
I fear that ESPN will show Federer/Ancic over Nalby/Davy if the matches overlap which they likely will.

Leo
06-05-2006, 07:14 PM
Yes, so hopefully there will be little overlap!

robinhood
06-05-2006, 07:17 PM
Davydenko in five

stebs
06-05-2006, 07:39 PM
Kolya in 4 or 5.

Fergie
06-05-2006, 07:57 PM
Kolya in 4

alfonsojose
06-05-2006, 08:20 PM
Hopefully, Kolya in 4.

Viken01
06-05-2006, 08:35 PM
VAMOS NALBY

*Ljubica*
06-05-2006, 09:03 PM
Davydenko in 4 or 5 - it will be very close with loads of breaks of serve I think.

DrJules
06-05-2006, 10:11 PM
It will be an unusual clay court match. Both players will try to take the ball early playing mostly near to the baseline, move forward and dominate the opponent.

Unless the pressure of the situations gets to Nalbandian, I should win this match. However, Nalbandian is notorious for struggling under pressure and failing to perform at the later stages of grand slams; he has exited 5 times in quarter finals.

Clara Bow
06-05-2006, 11:13 PM
An interesting note- today during Roland Garros radio Sandra Harwitt and one of the fellows - may have been Andrew -were talking about the most talented male player to not have a GS- and Nalby topped the list (Davydenko was also mentioned). The fellow said that he felt that David would win one before his career ended. They then went into a hypothetical question on what would become first - David winning a GS or becoming a pleasant person. The fellow said he was unsure if Nalbandian could ever be pleasant and just ripped into David saying how rude he was and hard it was to get any anwsers from him. He then detailed how he recently had to interview David for Fox Sports and from the sounds of it, Nalby was uncooperative to say the least. It seems like David's tradition of peeving off journalists is alive and well. Though I must say this guy seemed rather whiney.

It was rather interesting.

federated
06-05-2006, 11:16 PM
I really have no idea. I love them both, and will be happy with either outcome. If pressed, I'd say I'm rooting for nalbandian because I want to see federer take on nalbandian again.

federated
06-05-2006, 11:20 PM
An interesting note- today during Roland Garros radio Sandra Harwitt and one of the fellows - may have been Andrew -were talking about the most talented male player to not have a GS- and Nalby topped the list (Davydenko was also mentioned). The fellow said that he felt that David would win one before his career ended. They then went into a hypothetical question on what would become first - David winning a GS or becoming a pleasant person. The fellow said he was unsure if Nalbandian could ever be pleasant and just ripped into David saying how rude he was and hard it was to get any anwsers from him. He then detailed how he recently had to interview David for Fox Sports and from the sounds of it, Nalby was uncooperative to say the least. It seems like David's tradition of peeving off journalists is alive and well. Though I must say this guy seemed rather whiney.

It was rather interesting.

I bet Nalby's just trying to keep his foe-coose out there; I'm sure journalists can throw a wrench into one's confidence if you let it, and Nalby must be sick of the "underachiever" questions he's always faced with. he reminds me a little of venus with the whole testy, tight-lipped thing. I won't knock either of them; you do what you must to keep yourself together.

DrJules
06-05-2006, 11:20 PM
An interesting note- today during Roland Garros radio Sandra Harwitt and one of the fellows - may have been Andrew -were talking about the most talented male player to not have a GS- and Nalby topped the list (Davydenko was also mentioned). The fellow said that he felt that David would win one before his career ended. They then went into a hypothetical question on what would become first - David winning a GS or becoming a pleasant person. The fellow said he was unsure if Nalbandian could ever be pleasant and just ripped into David saying how rude he was and hard it was to get any anwsers from him. He then detailed how he recently had to interview David for Fox Sports and from the sounds of it, Nalby was uncooperative to say the least. It seems like David's tradition of peeving off journalists is alive and well. Though I must say this guy seemed rather whiney.

It was rather interesting.

A lot of players are irritated by journalist. Possibly because of things they write about them. :lol: :lol: :lol:

In England each year Tim Henman is built up by journalist and when he loses the abuse starts from them.

Corey Feldman
06-06-2006, 01:37 AM
The super russian will take Nalbi in 3 sets.

mickymouse
06-06-2006, 04:59 AM
Davydenko in 4.

Freeze17171
06-06-2006, 06:38 AM
Yes, so hopefully there will be little overlap!

Same here...

Even so, either Nalbandian or Davydenko rank rather low on the ESPN tennis coverage level of importance.

Any American player
Federer
Sharapova
Hingis
Nadal
Yannick Noah
Random Brad Gilbert thoughts
Marcos Baghdatis
Commerials
Panaramic shots of France/facilities
Nalbandian/Davydenko

alelysafina
06-06-2006, 02:40 PM
Same here...

Even so, either Nalbandian or Davydenko rank rather low on the ESPN tennis coverage level of importance.

Any American player
Federer
Sharapova
Hingis
Nadal
Yannick Noah
Random Brad Gilbert thoughts
Marcos Baghdatis
Commerials
Panaramic shots of France/facilities
Nalbandian/Davydenko

:lol: :lol: :sobbing: :sobbing:

ys
06-06-2006, 03:19 PM
Davydenko is clearly overwhelmed by nerves.. Never saw him moving this poor, mishitting so much..

Johnny Groove
06-06-2006, 03:28 PM
apparently holding serve is optional in this match. As it is in ALL of Daveed's matches :o

Argenbrit
06-06-2006, 03:39 PM
Same here...

Even so, either Nalbandian or Davydenko rank rather low on the ESPN tennis coverage level of importance.

Any American player
Federer
Sharapova
Hingis
Nadal
Yannick Noah
Random Brad Gilbert thoughts
Marcos Baghdatis
Commerials
Panaramic shots of France/facilities
Nalbandian/Davydenko

:retard: :retard: :retard:

almouchie
06-06-2006, 03:45 PM
whats the score now?

Bagelicious
06-06-2006, 03:45 PM
apparently holding serve is optional in this match. As it is in ALL of Daveed's matches :o

:lol:

Bagelicious
06-06-2006, 03:46 PM
whats the score now?

6-3 6-3 0-1 (http://www.rolandgarros.com/en_FR/scores/index.html) Nalbandian leading with 2 sets to none.

fenomeno2111
06-06-2006, 03:50 PM
apparently holding serve is optional in this match. As it is in ALL of Daveed's matches :o
Sure :rolleyes: David has been broken 2 times and broke Kolya's serve 5 times now he's up 2 sets to love.

joeb_uk
06-06-2006, 03:52 PM
Wow :) David seems to be crushing davydenko! Go david!

betterthanhenman
06-06-2006, 04:02 PM
Again...Nalbandian in 3 or 4! :)

Come on Fat Dave. Prove me right. :)

kindablue
06-06-2006, 04:25 PM
Davydenko just won 3rd set 6-2.Go Kolya!!!!

rofe
06-06-2006, 04:27 PM
Come on Fat Dave. Prove me right. :)

You may get your wish or Nalby could have another brain fart for the match to be decided in the 5th.

KarstenBraasch#1
06-06-2006, 04:30 PM
Did you just see that point? :o

ufokart
06-06-2006, 04:33 PM
Nalbandian is losing it, he is very frustrated and i feel this can only become worse :scared:

fenomeno2111
06-06-2006, 04:38 PM
Did you just see that point? :o
:mad: WTF!
I'm not gonna say Davydenko cheated or anything it was fair and square but was he able to give Nalbo the point???

Clara Bow
06-06-2006, 04:46 PM
Why did they cut Radio Roland Garros short while this match is still on? Sheesh- they normally go until 1:00 central time and they cut off at around 11:000.

supersexynadal
06-06-2006, 04:48 PM
saves a break point! YAAY!! C MON NIKOOO!

supersexynadal
06-06-2006, 04:48 PM
oh y did i post that??? NOOOOOOOOO.....

Björki
06-06-2006, 04:59 PM
David in 4? :lol:

supersexynadal
06-06-2006, 05:04 PM
MAAAAN i hope david gets tight serving for match when nikolay hopefully wins this game.

Argenbrit
06-06-2006, 05:11 PM
David in 4? :lol:

Yes, in 4!!!! :wavey:

ufokart
06-06-2006, 05:12 PM
This must be the first time i'm right in my prediction :lol: