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Old 12-13-2009, 06:04 AM   #3376
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Welcome back David! God knows how long this moment has been waited!!

I don't know there's a live stream for this exhibition, should come here earlier
Thanks Sodal for those caps, he looks happy and fresh

Two photos from La Nacion and also some reports and interviews

http://www.canchallena.com/1211173-disfruto-y-se-lucio
http://www.canchallena.com/1211226-l...-en-una-cancha



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Old 12-13-2009, 05:43 PM   #3377
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Welcome back David! God knows how long this moment has been waited!!

I don't know there's a live stream for this exhibition, should come here earlier
Thanks Sodal for those caps, he looks happy and fresh

Two photos from La Nacion and also some reports and interviews

http://www.canchallena.com/1211173-disfruto-y-se-lucio
http://www.canchallena.com/1211226-l...-en-una-cancha




Thank you, Novanora! Those are the first great photos I've seen, and I've checked getty images dot com and daylife.com, and looked at a bunch of articles today but none of them had decent photos. I'll try and do a few more screen captures for today's match with Gaudio. If I had known how hard it would be to find photos today, I would have done more...but when the match started, I forgot about everything else.
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Old 12-14-2009, 01:35 AM   #3378
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David won 6-2, 6-2 over Gaston Gaudio to take the San Juan exhibition title!

Joolz's web blog has the chat, headline and some goodies from Tamar: http://www.vamosdavid.com/

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"There is a video with the last point of the match and the interview to David after the match!!! (in spanish)"

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Old 12-15-2009, 01:03 PM   #3379
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Well done Nalby you're the best...good luck for 2010
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Old 12-15-2009, 08:31 PM   #3380
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The ATP gave david an "Honorable mention" because he was 5 years in the row top ten (2003/7) and the 2002 wimbledon final... All of this on the awards of the decade ..
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The ATP gave david an "Honorable mention" because he was 5 years in the row top ten (2003/7) and the 2002 wimbledon final... All of this on the awards of the decade ..
Cool! Thanks for the news, Kai! It is remarkable that he was able to do this every year despite injuries until this year. People don't realize how consistent he has really been over the years. This was published yesterday:

ATP Mens Tennis: Nalbandian and Monaco to play at Copa Telmex 2010 in Buenos Aires


David Nalbandian and Juan Monaco confirmed their participation in the tenth edition of the Telmex Cup, the ATP Buenos Aires tournament, to be played from 15 to 21 February 2010. This has $600,000 in prizes and ATP points.

The tournament's organization alrady issued a Wild Card invitation to Carlos Moya, twice champion of the tournament.

"It is a pleasure to announce that David Nalbandian and Juan Monaco will be playing at the Copa Telmex another year. All Argentine players know how important it is to play and win at home. They both already benefited from that great moment and I hope that one of them may do so again." Said Martin Jaite, tournament director.

"The continue support of the Argentine players has always helped make this event not skip the appointment in the last 10 years," added Jaite.

Other former champion of this tennis event in Buenos Aires are: Gustavo Kuerten (former world No. 1 and three-time champion at Roland Garros), Nicolas Massu at the Olympics Athens 2004), Guillermo Coria (Roland Garros finalist) and Gaston Gaudio (Roland Garros champion) and Tommy Robredo.

"We hope to beat a new record attendance. It's very gratifying to see how the Argentine fans do not miss their appointment to see the best in the world," said Miguel Nido, president of Altenis, company sponsoring the event.

More than half a million people have enjoyed this event, which far exceeds the scope of the court. With the presence of renowned artists, the music also has its place. The warm nights of February in Buenos Aires are combined with an exquisite culinary options, entertainment, shops with the latest, racquets and tennis products that present unique opportunities.
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He will go on friday vs moya at 8.30 (arg)
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Old 12-18-2009, 09:49 AM   #3383
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He will go on friday vs moya at 8.30 (arg)
As always, Joolz's site http://www.vamosdavid.com has a ton of articles and pictures, videso on the comeback and the upcoming Copa Argentina.

Tamar also has great photos, videos and news in spanish: http://www.davidnalbandianesunidolot...os-exclusivas/

The schedule is from Joolz's site as is photo below. Hope we get a great stream this time around.

Group 1
David
Carlos Moya
Gaston Gaudio

Group 2
Fernando Gonzalez
Juan Monaco
Marcos Baghdatis


Schedule
(first matches start 8.30pm local)

Thursday, Dec 17
Gaudio vs Moya
Gonzalez vs Monaco

Friday, Dec 18
David vs Moya
Baghdatis vs Gonzalez

Saturday, Dec 19
Baghdatis vs Monaco
David vs Gaudio

Sunday, Dec 20
Final, 7:30pm local
Winner Group 1 vs Winner Group 2

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Moya defeated Gaudio yesterday
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Moya defeated Gaudio yesterday
And Pico defeated Gonzo.

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Day 1

Moya def Gaudio 6-3, 2-6, 6-4
Monaco def Gonzalez 7-5, 6-4
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In an article in tennis-x.com, David's backhand was mentioned as one of Top 10 Tennis Strokes of the Decade.

http://www.tennis-x.com/xblog/2009-12-23/2831.php
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Here's an article from the New Zealand Herald, a little bit different than what you normally see. It's kind of odd that it goes on about his love of beef without having any quotes about it.

It also reveals that they thought they were a little lucky to secure David because he wasn't offered a place in Sydney. (Annoying Sydney organizers )

Tennis: Nalbandian a tasty draw
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4:00 AM Sunday Dec 20, 2009

If Auckland-bound David Nalbandian hadn't been one of the world's top tennis players, you suspect he might've ended up as a steak-chomping rally driver.

The Argentine's love of speed comes from hours driving out on the Pampas, in and around his home city of Cordoba.

One of his reasons for returning to New Zealand might be the lure of taking a rally car out the back of Northland or into the heart of Waikato - that's if anyone's willing to offer him a drive.

Before any farmer gets nervous about losing a sheep if he ploughs through a fence, Nalbandian has driven at top level.

In September 2007, he partnered professional driver Marcos Ligato and launched the Tango Rally Team.

He ended up driving a Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IX in the backblocks of Argentina.

"It's great having my own team at home, I'm happy to do that sport too. Maybe in future I will try to drive a bit more professionally, you never know. I've seen the race [Rally New Zealand] on TV. I hear New Zealand has great roads for rallying, nice and wide with a lot of grit, so much fun."

The prospect of his star player somersaulting into a paddock in a lump of speeding metal has left tournament director Richard Palmer slightly nervous.

"We'll see if we can arrange something, but we might have to be careful he's not out there rallying just before the tournament. Afterwards might be better," says Palmer.

Nalbandian's love of beef comes with the territory - Argentina has one of the world's highest consumption rates per capita at around 68kg a year.

The 27-year-old loves slapping a slab of Argentinian beef on the barbecue when hanging out with his mates - perhaps after a game of football, a regular fixture on Monday nights when he's home.

But a decision at the age of five means Nalbandian has spent little of the past decade at home.

He picked up a tennis racquet and started beating his two older brothers on the old cement courts down the road from his parents' place.

His life changed irrevocably - and he began a long period in the top reaches of the world game.

In fact, when the end of year rankings come out, it'll be the first time in seven years he's been outside the world's top 12 players.

The now world No 64 made his return at the weekend for the first time since hip surgery in May.

He won the San Juan Minero exhibition tournament (about 500km west of Cordoba) against opposition such as countryman Gaston Gaudio and Chilean Nicolas Massu. But the calibre of opposition is not worrying Nalbandian just yet.

"I'm just happy to be back with no pain which is so important after the surgery. It gives me the confidence to get on court. The operation went well but I didn't rush back. I've been building back up over the last three-four months."

Nalbandian's return for a third Heineken Open, after appearances in 2002 and 2003, has been a boost for Palmer, who currently has him listed as a wildcard.

"It's the sort of request you don't think twice about," says Palmer. "You say yes, this is someone who will add something to the tournament and is worth watching. He's a pretty classy player. "

Palmer's lucky to be able to secure him, given Nalbandian won in Sydney at the same time last year but hasn't been invited back because of his drop in ranking.

That comes as a surprise given Nalbandian has been an international headline act for years - notably as a Wimbledon finalist in 2002 but also as someone who has made it at least as far as the semifinals in all four majors.

He's also won the ATP world tour final in 2005 and Masters titles at Madrid and Paris in 2007.

The weight of his achievements are reflected in a key benchmark - his record against the world's top five players.

He has a 2-1 winning record over No 2 Rafael Nadal, is 2-0 up over fourth-ranked Andy Murray and has a 3-1 dominance over No 5 and fellow Argentinian Juan Martin del Potro.

He has an extraordinary eight wins in 18 matches against Roger Federer and has beaten third-ranked Novak Djokovic once in three appearances.

"I like to play those kind of matches," says Nalbandian. "You can't play every day against them so when you do, it's good and often tight. It's different - I think you play more adventurously. They're special."
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Anyone knows which event Nalby will go, first in 2010?
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