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Old 11-09-2011, 10:31 PM   #1
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Default David Nalbandian: a Career in One Match

Hi everyone,

I've been following this forum (and specifically the Nalbo sub forum!) for some time now.

It's a shame to see Nalbys career winding down now - signs have been there for a while but I can't say I don't miss his regular presence on the tour. There is really no one else who plays like him.

Still, at least we will always have memories of greater days (esp. the 2007 masters wins)

In case anyone is interested, I've written a small piece about Nalby, his 2009 Indian wells match and and his career. It can be found here

http://tennisniche.wordpress.com/201...n-in-one-match

I have been following Nalby since his epic against Murray at Wimbledon. In this post I've tried to sum up what it feels to be a Dahveed fan! Hope some folk here will enjoy it
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Old 11-25-2011, 10:51 PM   #2
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Great article. Nalby is, in my eyes, the most talented player not to win a GS. Even better than Rios. His matches against Roger were truly great. A great talent this guy has. A shotmaker to the highest caliber.
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Great article. Nalby is, in my eyes, the most talented player not to win a GS. Even better than Rios. His matches against Roger were truly great. A great talent this guy has. A shotmaker to the highest caliber.
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Thanks for the kind words Fmolinari

I'm not ashamed to say that when he won the Madrid Masters in 2007 it brought me to tears This is partially why I could never fathom being a fan of one of the dominant players (Fed, Nadal, or Man United/ Chelsea in the premier league). I think when you've waited that long for a bit of success it tastes all the sweeter. I think you can see it also on Nalby's face after he drops to his knees on MP against Fed

Also for what it's worth, I have posted an article about Tomic and his potential - while there are no comparisons between he and Nalby, I find his game quite interesting compared to his peers as he does not fit the mould of baseline ball basher/ retriever.

http://tennisniche.wordpress.com/201...bernard-tomic/
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Old 01-19-2012, 10:06 AM   #5
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Another tragic and utterly bamboozling loss.... I feel bad for David but at least some of it is self inflicted. Wrote a paragraph or so on it:

http://tennisniche.wordpress.com/201...hree-round-up/


Lastly, in tragic news, TennisNiche golden boy David Nalbandian fell to serving god John Isner in a Eurpidic encounter, the American winning 10-8 in the final set. With Isner serving at 8-8 in the fifth set, Nalbandian suffered from the fatal mixture of inopportune lapses of concentration combined with bad fortune, which could be said rather neatly symbolises his career. Firstly, Nalbandian squandered two break points with backhand unforced errors. Widely considered to be one of the greatest backhands of the past ten years, it is perplexing how he could miss two of these, particularly as his 6’10 opponent is not quick at the best of times, even more so when he is cramping after four hours of play. This was followed by the classic Nalbandian screw job, in which the umpire absurdly did not allow Nalbandian to challenge a dubious ace down the middle by Isner, as he felt the Argentine had taken too long to challenge (in reality, the serve was originally called out and the umpire overruled. Nalbandian went to look at the mark, asked confusedly whether the serve was called in or not, by which time the umpire had decided that the time for a challenge had gone).

The sentient being which is TennisNiche would verbally dismantle this petulant umpire right here and now, were it not for the fact that it has been programmed as an omniscient and benevolent artificial intelligence designed to educate the wider tennis world on the perils of an ATP Tour dominated by generic baseline clones who hit drop volleys with full-western grips. So, the last word will be left the the blonde haired, rally team owning David Nalbandian:

“I asked for Hawk-Eye as he made an overrule. I say ‘okay, I see the mark, I challenge’ – not a big deal, but he didn’t want to do it,” said Nalbandian. “How many times do we check the mark and ask for Hawk-Eye?

“So somebody from the umpires or ATP can explain this situation. I mean, what is this? This is a grand slam. I haven’t seen the video but I don’t think it was too late to call. John said, ‘yeah, ask’.

“It’s ridiculous playing this kind of tournament with this kind of umpire. Eight-all, break point. Can you be that stupid to do that in that moment? What does the umpire need? Press, the name, his picture [in the paper] tomorrow? Incredible.”
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