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Old 10-18-2008, 03:48 PM   #1
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Default David enters the land of Lindt. Can he tune his game to Swiss precision in Basel?

The draw was released not long ago:
(1) Roger Federer (SUI) vs Bobby Reynolds (USA)
Eduardo Schwank (ARG) vs Jarkko Nieminen (FIN)
Marcel Granollers (ESP) vs Marcos Baghdatis (CYP)
Simone Bolelli (ITA) vs (7) Tomas Berdych (CZE)

(4) James Blake (USA) vs Nicolas Kiefer (GER)
Oscar Hernandez (ESP) vs Tommy Haas (GER)
Feliciano Lopez (ESP) vs (WC) Marco Chiudinelli (SUI)
Agustin Calleri (ARG) vs (8) Mardy Fish (USA)

(6) Igor Andreev (RUS) vs Jurgen Melzer (AUT)
Denis Gremelmayr (GER) vs Philipp Kohlschreiber (GER)
Jose Acasuso (ARG) vs (WC) Stephane Bohli (SUI)
QUALIFIER vs (3) Juan Martin Del Potro (ARG)

(5) Stanislas Wawrinka (SUI) vs QUALIFIER
QUALIFIER vs Nicolas Devilder (FRA)
QUALIFIER vs (WC) Philipp Petzschner
Albert Montanes (ESP) vs (2) David Nalbandian (ARG)

David should be able to get the better of Montanes indoors you would have thought, and a 2nd round match against the recently crowned Vienna champion Petzschner could await.
Of course he won't be happy at being drawn in the same quarter as Wawrinka, who owns him on a leash and is a nightmare match-up for him. Wawrinka knocked David out of this tournament both last year and also in 2006, so an unwanted hat-trick could be on the cards.
Along with Barcelona, BA and Estoril, Basel ranks as one of my favourite optional ATP events.
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Old 10-18-2008, 08:03 PM   #2
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Default Re: David enters the land of Lindt. Can he tune his game to Swiss precision in Basel?

Wawrinka in his quarter...that's bad!!
Hope he can reach final rounds, or better, win it so he can gain some points and get a reasonable chance of ending the year inside the top 10
I know that many people don't care about ranking, but I don't know, for some reason I do. May be coz it adds to his achievements when he ends many years inside the top 10?!!

Anyway best of luck to David
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Wawrinka in his quarter...that's bad!!
Hope he can reach final rounds, or better, win it so he can gain some points and get a reasonable chance of ending the year inside the top 10
I know that many people don't care about ranking, but I don't know, for some reason I do. May be coz it adds to his achievements when he ends many years inside the top 10?!!

Anyway best of luck to David
Staying in Top 10 will most probably require at least a final in Paris or a SF in Paris and a final in Basel .
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Old 10-18-2008, 09:59 PM   #4
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Staying in Top 10 will most probably require at least a final in Paris or a SF in Paris and a final in Basel .
Looks really hard, but one can hope
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Default Re: David enters the land of Lindt. Can he tune his game to Swiss precision in Basel?

Count me among those that aren't too bothered with ranking, although I would like him to stay in the top 20.

A match against Petschzner would be interesting. I didn't manage to see a single match of his during his Vienna title win so I have no clue how much of a threat he poses. Wawrinka has the chance to extend his head-to-head against David and make it even more dominant than it already is.

I hope this event will be broadcast on the Eurosport website like it was the last couple of years.
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Old 10-20-2008, 08:28 AM   #8
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Count me among those that aren't too bothered with ranking, although I would like him to stay in the top 20.

A match against Petschzner would be interesting. I didn't manage to see a single match of his during his Vienna title win so I have no clue how much of a threat he poses. Wawrinka has the chance to extend his head-to-head against David and make it even more dominant than it already is.

I hope this event will be broadcast on the Eurosport website like it was the last couple of years.
First time I noticed Petzschner was in DC Germany vs Spain in doubles. I was quite surprised with his net skills, reachability, good serve and slice. He can be dangerous opponent, but if David takes this seriously he will beat him. And Wawrinka...agrhhh, I don't wanna go there, one of the worst match ups for David.
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Program for October 21th, 2008

CENTER COURT

13:00
Tomas Berdych, CZE - Simone Bolelli, ITA

14:45
David Nalbandian, ARG - Albert Montanes, ESP


followed by
George Bastl, SUI - Juan M. Del Potro, ARG

18.45
Roger Federer, SUI - B. Reynolds, USA

followed by
Stephane Bohli, SUI - José Acasuso, ARG
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David will also be playing doubles with Edu tomorrow. Their first round opponents are Petzschner and Peya.
Luli keep doing all those good experiments. Is anyone keeping notes as to what combos were already tried?
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Wawrinka lost and he is not a problem
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David defeated Montanes 6-4 6-2.

I watched from the second half of the first set. Easy win for David.
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