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Old 08-05-2010, 03:06 AM   #3466
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I doubt if he will play USO or not he gave up Wimbledon for the last DC tie, no one can ensure if he will not do the same thing

No worries, he will prepare his best for Davis Cup, like always i will be looking forward to your live report
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Old 08-05-2010, 04:26 AM   #3467
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Legg Mason Tennis Classic
Nalbandian Cruises Into Third Round

Washington, D.C., U.S.A.
by ATP Staff | 04.08.2010

Argentine David Nalbandian continued to look sharp in his first main draw appearance since April.
After conceding just four games in his first-round win over Rajeev Ram on Monday, the former World
No. 3 eased past seventh-seeded Stanislas Wawrinka 6-1, 6-3 in 68 minutes on Wednesday at the
Legg Mason Tennis Classic.


The 28-year-old Nalbandian, who underwent hip surgery in May 2009, is contesting just his fifth
tournament since returning to action in February. He posted the best results of his comeback at
the Copa Telmex in Buenos Aires and Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters, reaching the quarter-finals.

Last month, he turned in a heroic effort in the Davis Cup quarter-finals, winning his singles
rubbers against Nikolay Davydenko and Mikhail Youzhny to clinch Argentina’s 3-2 win over Russia.
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Old 08-06-2010, 05:06 PM   #3468
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I hope you are right !

Anyway I will try to make a live report even if I am not a specialist I don't watch tennis a lot lately... David not playing a lot is one of the major reason.

But I will go there and cheer for david even if it's going to be hard with all the French in the crowd

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I doubt if he will play USO or not he gave up Wimbledon for the last DC tie, no one can ensure if he will not do the same thing

No worries, he will prepare his best for Davis Cup, like always i will be looking forward to your live report
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Old 08-07-2010, 03:04 AM   #3469
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I hope you are right !

Anyway I will try to make a live report even if I am not a specialist I don't watch tennis a lot lately... David not playing a lot is one of the major reason.

But I will go there and cheer for david even if it's going to be hard with all the French in the crowd
It will not be easy But I am sure there will be a lot of Argentinian fans to go to Lyon for that tie, hope you are lucky to have someones of them around you.
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Legg Mason Tennis Classic
Nalbandian Reaches First SF Of Year; Meets Cilic Next

Washington, D.C., U.S.A.
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David Nalbandian earned 18 break point chances and converted seven times.

It wasn’t pretty, but David Nalbandian advanced to his first semi-final of the season Friday night when he rallied from a set down to defeat 13th seed Gilles Simon 3-6, 6-2, 6-3 at the Legg Mason Tennis Classic, an ATP World Tour 500 tennis tournament. The former Wimbledon finalist is playing his first ATP World Tour event since April, having been sidelined with a serious hamstring injury.

In a match in which both players hit twice as many unforced errors as winners, Nalbandian dropped serve five times but converted seven of 18 break point opportunities on the Simon serve to claim victory.

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Simon, who had upset top seed and three-time champion Andy Roddick in the previous round, played his best tennis early in the match. He broke Nalbandian's opening serve en route to a 3-0 lead. After closing out the first set routinely, the Frenchman broke Nalbandian in the first game of the second set and looked well on the way to victory.

But Nalbandian, despite squandering a 0/40 lead in the next game, eventually broke straight back as part of a four-game run that broke open the second set. In the third set Simon went down 0-2 after attempting a rare serve/volley play at break point down, muffing a low forehand volley.

Nalbandian will next meet fourth seed Marin Cilic, who did not drop serve in a 7-6(4), 6-4 win over Janko Tipsarevic to extend his perfect record to 5-0 against the Serb. Cilic hit his signature flat forehand with fearsome power en route to victory.
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Old 08-09-2010, 02:15 AM   #3471
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26 27 Bellucci 0 1490 20
27 26 Gonzalez F 0 1440 90
28 28 Gulbis 0 1414 45
29 29 Stepanek 0 1400 0
30 30 Hewitt 0 1360 20
31 31 Monaco 0 1360 90
32 33 Simon 90 1305 0
33 32 Benneteau 0 1229 45
34 35 Fish 45 1151 0
35 34 Llodra 0 1145 20
36 37 Golubev 45 1119 20
37 36 Kohlschreiber 0 1100 90
38 38 Robredo 0 1075 45
39 41 Tipsarevic 90 1055 45
40 40 Gasquet 0 1035 45
41 39 Petzschner 0 1025 15
42 42 Mayer F 0 1005 20
43 43 Garcia-Lopez 0 1000 20
44 44 Lu 0 965 9
45 117 Nalbandian 500 965 0
46 46 De Bakker 20 955 13
47 47 Berrer 20 932 20
48 49 Stakhovsky 0 922 10
49 45 Dolgopolov 0 921 8
50 48 Chela 0 914 20

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Updated: August 9, 2010
David Nalbandian takes down Baghdatis for singles title


David Nalbandian ensured that the Legg Mason Tennis Classic trophy stayed in Argentine hands for the third straight year after defeating eighth-seeded Cypriot Marcos Baghdatis 6-2, 7-6(4) in Sunday’s final in Washington D.C.

Nalbandian’s victory follows Tandil native Juan Martin del Potro’s brace of victories in 2008 and 2009. The Cordoba resident was contesting his first ATP World Tour final since winning his 10th trophy in Sydney (d. Nieminen) in January 2009.

Currently down at No. 117 in the South African Airways 2010 ATP Rankings, Nalbandian is projected to rise back into the Top 50 at around No. 45 next week after receiving 500 South African Airways 2010 ATP Ranking points. He is the first player this year ranked outside the Top 100 to win an ATP World Tour title.

The 28-year-old Nalbandian was contesting just his fifth ATP World Tour tournament of the season after making his return to action in February following ninth months on the sidelines after undergoing hip surgery. He also missed over two months between April and July with a hamstring injury.

Despite his lengthy spell on the sidelines, Nalbandian looked to be nearly back to his best this week in Washington where, as a wild card entrant, he lost just one set en route to his first ATP World Tour title on American soil.

The right-hander had been in blistering form as he crushed fourth seed Marin Cilic in the semi-finals on Saturday night and carried that same form into the final as he broke serve twice in the first and seventh games to race to a 5-2 lead against Baghdatis in the first set.

After closing out the first set 6-2, Nalbandian was denied the opportunity to break serve immediately in the second set as Baghdatis followed a double fault with a timely ace before holding serve. Baghdatis was then gifted his first service break of the match courtesy of successive double faults from Nalbandian in a rare loose service game from the Argentine.

Neither player was able to hold on to a lead in the second set, though. No sooner had Baghdatis broken did Nalbandian immediately hit back with more devastating groundstrokes, before then breaking the Baghdatis serve again to lead 3-2. With the Argentine beginning to fatigue in the searing afternoon heat, though, Baghdatis benefitted from a spate of unforced errors to draw level at 3-3.

Baghdatis held a set point chance in the 12th game after rifling an inside-out backhand return winner, but was denied as Nalbandian once again produced more potent groundstrokes, particularly off the backhand side, to alleviate the danger.

In the ensuing tie-break, Nalbandian rediscovered his form from the first set as he powered into a 5-0 lead. Baghdatis rallied to win the next three points, but could not prevent Nalbandian from securing victory on his second match point in just under two hours.

World No. 25 Baghdatis slipped to a 4-5 record in tour-level finals, 1-1 this season. In January he won his fourth ATP World Tour title in Sydney with victory over Richard Gasquet. The 25-year-old Limassol native continued his return to form this week after going winless in three tournaments during the grass-court season before winning one match last week to reach the Los Angeles quarter-finals (l. to Tipsarevic).
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Nalbandian seals long injury comeback with Washington title

Argentine David Nalbandian cemented his injury comeback with his first title in more than 18 months, beating Marcos Baghdatis 6-2, 7-6 (7-4) Sunday to win the Legg Mason Classic.

The Argentine will see his number 117 ranking rise after claiming the trophy over his fellow former Grand Slam finalist, clinching victory in nearly two hours with a winning tiebreak.

Nalbandian was out for nine months after hip surgery in May 2009, then started this season only to come down with other problems including an abdominal strain.

The 2002 Wimbledon finalist was playing for the first time since Monte Carlo in April.

The 28-year-old winner was too strong for Baghdatis, with past injury stories of his own. The Cypriot won Sydney in January after ending last season with success in Stockholm.

Nalbandian served his way out of danger despite seven double- faults as he adjusts to the torrid ATP competition after his absence.

The fighting winner saved nine of the 11 break points he faced off the Baghdatis racket while breaking four times. He improved his record for 2010 to 17-3 as he won his 12th hard-court match of an abbreviated year.

Baghdatis had won three of four meetings in the series, the last match played three years ago at Wimbledon. Both were appearing in their first career ATP finals on US soil.

Baghdatis reached a career-high number eight in August 2006, after facing Roger Federer in the Australian Open final earlier that season.

Nalbandian was thrilled with his fightback to form.

"When you spend a lot of time outside the court, you miss the tennis," he said. "You miss the adrenaline you get every time you go onto court. I'm trying to enjoy every time that I go out. I think I have three or four more years playing at the best level."

Nalbandian will travel to Toronto for the Masters 1000 starting Monday as he opens in the first round against 10th seed Davis Ferrer of Spain.

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Old 08-09-2010, 04:39 AM   #3474
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26 27 Bellucci 0 1490 20
27 26 Gonzalez F 0 1440 90
28 28 Gulbis 0 1414 45
29 29 Stepanek 0 1400 0
30 30 Hewitt 0 1360 20
31 31 Monaco 0 1360 90
32 33 Simon 90 1305 0
33 32 Benneteau 0 1229 45
34 35 Fish 45 1151 0
35 34 Llodra 0 1145 20
36 37 Golubev 45 1119 20
37 36 Kohlschreiber 0 1100 90
38 38 Robredo 0 1075 45
39 41 Tipsarevic 90 1055 45
40 40 Gasquet 0 1035 45
41 39 Petzschner 0 1025 15
42 42 Mayer F 0 1005 20
43 43 Garcia-Lopez 0 1000 20
44 44 Lu 0 965 9
45 117 Nalbandian 500 965 0
46 46 De Bakker 20 955 13
47 47 Berrer 20 932 20
48 49 Stakhovsky 0 922 10
49 45 Dolgopolov 0 921 8
50 48 Chela 0 914 20

David already higher than Chela
If David will win Roger Cup,
he will reach just 27 position ??
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Sometimes the most important little bits of information are lost in the details and would only resonate with fans who know their player. I found a little write up on the weather conditions for today's final in this "We Love DC" article and am even more optimistic about David's game, form and fitness aftre reading this:

http://www.welovedc.com/2010/08/08/1...an-wins-title/

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Nalbandian, made a winner and leveled the score to 3-3. At 4-3, Nalbandian started to look tired, saving energy by letting a couple of drop shots go, but managed to hang in and hold for 4-4.

At this point the sun was relentless and fans were getting out their seats to find bits of shade, if only for a few moments until time was called. But the two gladiators continued to press on, both hungry for a win. Eventually the set went to a tie break and the flag waving chanters were back in full support of David. Cheers for Marcos could also be heard from a few loyal fans. Nalbandian seemed impenetrable as he took the first 5 points of the 7 point tie break.

Despite double-faulting on match point at 6-3, he was able to keep the momentum and close out the tie break 7-4, thereby winning the set and the match. The final score was 6-2 7-6(4). After winning today’s final, his ranking is projected to go up to the top 50. This will be the third year in a row that the Legg Mason championship was won by an Argentine player.
I know it looked hot during the match and David looked like he was burning up as is typical when he plays in hot conditions. But if fans are searching for shade for "a few moments of relief", we know David is officially playing in his least favorite conditions. Not that there won't be the potential for plenty more hot, muggy days in the North American hard court season; but the fact that he was able to maintain his composure and fight for this victory under the "worst Nalby weather conditions" is even that much more encouraging! I wish they would play these Finals' matches around 7 pm as the weather gets cooler.
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he will reach just 27 position ??
Stephan, most of those players above David are probably defending points from last year's Roger's Cup too and therefore they could lose points, or even win a few rounds, but gain no ground. This is where studying the SteveG Tennis rankings can take an hour or two. Since David isn't defending any points for the rest of the year, he has a HUGE advantage for climbing the rankings much more quickly.

Quite a few of those players listed in front of him will be losing points next week, and then again at the Cincy Masters and also at the U.S. Open. David can only gain points right now.
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tbh,just think David can win some matches here at the beginning,but David did so well in Washington,so inspiring results.Actually,I hope he can play the rest of season with a healthy body,which is the most important thing for him.
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Stephan, most of those players above David are probably defending points from last year's Roger's Cup too and therefore they could lose points, or even win a few rounds, but gain no ground. This is where studying the SteveG Tennis rankings can take an hour or two. Since David isn't defending any points for the rest of the year, he has a HUGE advantage for climbing the rankings much more quickly.

Quite a few of those players listed in front of him will be losing points next week, and then again at the Cincy Masters and also at the U.S. Open. David can only gain points right now.
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28 29 Stepanek 10 1400 T
29 27 Gonzalez F 10 1360 T
30 30 Hewitt 0 1350
31 31 Monaco 0 1270
32 33 Benneteau 45 1239 T
33 32 Simon 10 1225
34 34 Fish 0 1151
35 35 Llodra 10 1135 T
36 38 Robredo 45 1075 T
37 37 Kohlschreiber 10 1065 T
38 36 Golubev 0 1060 20
39 40 Gasquet 10 1045
40 39 Tipsarevic 10 1020 T
41 43 Garcia-Lopez 0 1000 10
42 44 Lu 35 990 T
43 45 Nalbandian 10 975 T
44 42 Mayer F 0 972 12
45 48 Stakhovsky 45 957 T
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Nalbandian continues comeback with Toronto upset of Ferrer

Argentine David Nalbandian followed up his Washington weekend title victory as the unseeded threat knocked 10th seed David Ferrer out of the first round of the Toronto Masters 7-5, 3-6, 6-3 Tuesday.

Off-court, 2003 champion Andy Roddick and Chile's Fernando Gonzalez have put their US Open preparation at risk as both withdrew.

Roddick, who lost 2002 and 2004 finals, cited illness. Chile's Gonzalez has not played since Roland Garros due to a calf injury.

Nalbandian, now ranked 45 after beginning last week on 117 following a long 2009 hip surgery absence and further ensuing injury problems, spent two-and-a-quarter hours in constructing his victory.

He broke Ferrer six times, but lost his own serve on five occasions as he struggles for consistency after last playing in April.

"I played more offensive today and tried to end the points a little faster," Nalbandian said. "He's tough from the baseline without a lot of errors."

Nalbandian announced his return with his Washington success over Marcos Baghdatis. The win over Ferrer pulled the Argentine to 5-6 in the career series two days after claiming his 11th career trophy.

"There is no secret to my comeback, it's tough," said the South American. "Davis Cup in March and last week helped me to keep believing in my game and help my motivation.

"Ferrer would not be your choice for first round, but I know I'm not seeded so I could play against anyone. I have to keep going going no matter who is in front of the net."

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Baghdatis Falls
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David Nalbandian and David Ferrer were facing off for the 11th time.

Tenth-seeded Spaniard David Ferrer had the unlucky fortune of drawing last week’s Washington
champion David Nalbandian for his first-round opponent at the Rogers Cup, and ended up falling
to the Argentine 7-5, 3-6, 6-3 on Tuesday in Toronto.


Former World No. 3 Nalbandian narrowed Ferrer’s lead in their head-to-head series to 6-5 after
defeating the Spaniard for a third straight time. He claimed the two-hour, 15-minute victory
despite committing 57 unforced errors and losing serve five times.

"For first round here, it's very tough," said Nalbandian of playing Ferrer. "But I know as well
that I'm not seeded so I can play with everybody, so it's part of the game. I have had to keep
going. Doesn't matter who is in front of the net. Today I get a very tough first round, but I
had to keep believing in my game and play my best."

The Argentine saved a set point at 4-5 in the opening set, and broke Ferrer in the next game to
assume the lead. Both players struggled with their serve in the third set, combining for four
breaks in the first seven games, but Nalbandian persevered as he won the final two games to
extend his winning streak to nine straight matches.

The 28-year-old Argentine improved to 18-3 on the season, including 13-2 on hard courts.
During the nine-match streak, his longest since February 2008, he has won 20 of 22 sets.
On Wednesday he will play another Spaniard, Tommy Robredo.

Nalbandian made a strong statement last week at the Legg Mason Tennis Classic, winning his
11th ATP World Tour title with the loss of just one set. He had been contesting just his
fifth ATP World Tour tournament of 2010, sidelined nine months after undergoing hip surgery
and missing two months of this season with a hamstring injury.

"I don't have a lot of matches during this year, so I have to keep believing that I need matches
to feel good," he said. "Even if I win last week, I know that there [are] good tournaments
coming: this one, Cincinnati, US Open."

Marcos Baghdatis, runner-up to Nalbandian in the Washington final, lost his opening match against
Frenchman Jeremy Chardy 7-5, 2-6, 7-6(4) in two hours and 31 minutes. Chardy, who fired 15 aces,
saved the only break point opportunity of the third set before edging the Cypriot in the tie-break.

Frenchman Gael Monfils, the No. 15 seed, joined Chardy in the second round with a 7-6(3), 6-3
win over lucky loser Somdev Devvarman. The Indian had stepped in as a last-minute replacement
for Chilean Fernando Gonzalez, who withdrew from the draw with a left calf injury.

American Andy Roddick, the 2003 Rogers Cup champion, also announced his withdrawal due to his
illness and will be replaced by Frenchman Paul-Henri Mathieu in the draw.
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