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Old 10-12-2012, 11:19 PM   #1
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Default 5 years ago, Nalby was cruising in one of the most awesome draws EVER

2007 Madrid Masters.

Nalby was an unseeded player and made this awesome draw:

R1: def Clement 5-7 6-2 6-4
R2: def (9) Berdych 4-6 6-4 7-6(2)
R3: def (WC) Del Potro 6-2 6-4
QF: def (2) Nadal 6-1 6-2
SF: def (3) Djokovic 6-4 7-6(4)
F: def (1) Federer 1-6 6-3 6-3

Probably the most difficult and awesome draw someone crushed.

Nalby
The guy was coming from injuries and he made that amazing tournament, and don't forget he also won the next masters in Paris, defeating Almagro, Moya, Federer, Ferrer, Gasquet and Nadal.

We miss you, Nalb! Get well soon, and if it's possible, make such an awesome thing again when you come back.


Do you remember any other AMAZING draws like that one?
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Old 10-12-2012, 11:23 PM   #2
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Before anyone say it:

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Old 10-12-2012, 11:25 PM   #3
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Respect.
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Default Re: 5 years ago, Nalby was cruising in one of the most awesome draws EVER

Berdych choked.
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Default Re: 5 years ago, Nalby was cruising in one of the most awesome draws EVER

Nice! He can now also take the title of the non-slam winning GOAT since Andy now has one.
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5 years ago!! time flies, i remember watching those matches and thinking next season nalby has to win a slam..
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Default Re: 5 years ago, Nalby was cruising in one of the most awesome draws EVER

in other news: nalbandian announced he is out for the rest of the season - whether he will carry on and play next season is unknown.
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Berdych choked.
Nothing new there. He is only solid against the GOAT.
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Nothing new there. He is only solid against the GOAT.
...And that's pretty amazing.

Also Tsonga, and every player just to piss me off.

I like Berdych tennis, I just love it, but I can like him if he ALWAYS play great vs my favs.
But still, one year ago I just couldn't see his face, now i'm ok with him.
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Old 10-13-2012, 12:16 AM   #10
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...And that's pretty amazing.

Also Tsonga, and every player just to piss me off.

I like Berdych tennis, I just love it, but I can like him if he ALWAYS play great vs my favs.
But still, one year ago I just couldn't see his face, now i'm ok with him.
Not amazing really. If he went on to make something of beating Roger it would be amazing but he doesn't. Rather pathetic how he bends over afterwards actually.
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Default Re: 5 years ago, Nalby was cruising in one of the most awesome draws EVER

Weak era. He beat that clown in the final who profited from the weak era far more than anyone else. Don't get me started on the moonballer he got a walkover against in the SF.
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Decent draw but I can't help but think every player there was either not trying, injured or subjected to copious amounts of bad luck.
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Weak era. He beat that clown in the final who profited from the weak era far more than anyone else. Don't get me started on the moonballer he got a walkover against in the SF.
You mean QF? That was Dull at his peak.
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All made at least one Grand Slam final in their careers. Berdych and del Potro hadn't at the time but in years to come.

Other tough Masters 1000 wins:
Djokovic 2007 Canada:
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Round   Player (country)         Rank   Score
R32	Nicolas Kiefer (GER)	 254	6-3, 6-3	
R16	David Nalbandian (ARG)	 26	6-2, 6-3	
Q	Andy Roddick (USA)	 3	7-6(4), 6-4	
S	Rafael Nadal (ESP)	 2	7-5, 6-3	
W	Roger Federer (SUI)	 1	7-6(2), 2-6, 7-6(2)
Henman 2003 Paris:
Code:
Round   Player (country)         Rank   Score
R64	Nikolay Davydenko (RUS)	 46	6-3, 6-4	
R32	Sebastien Grosjean (FRA) 11	3-6, 6-4, 7-5	
R16	Gustavo Kuerten (BRA)	 17	6-4, 6-2	
Q	Roger Federer (SUI)	 3	7-6(5), 6-1	
S	Andy Roddick (USA)	 2	7-6(4), 7-6(7)	
W	Andrei Pavel (ROU)	 191	6-2, 7-6(6), 7-6(2)
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