Nalbandian Is Back Guys!

Discussion in 'General Pro Player Discussion' started by robbie_dademo, Apr 30, 2005.

  1. robbie_dademo

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    Yess!! a crushing win in the semi final 6-3 6-0 over Niemenen... he now plays Pavel in the final im pretty sure..

    if he stays fit... looms as the darkhorse in the French... the forgotten man

    hope he stays fit and mentally focused.

    will get a better gauge of how good he is going at Rome but with Coria in his section..
     
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  2. obackvalobasha

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    I hope he can win rome. i would love for him to make a comeback. man's field would be much richer.
     
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  3. Astennix

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    great to see him back...!!
     
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  4. robbie_dademo

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    HE WINS FINAL 6-4, 6-1 over pavel.

    great to see him finally win a final... this could help him overcome his mental thoughts inside his head...

    he has lost a lot of huge matches since his last title.

    even if it was a smaller tournament with less classy clay courters in it... it may serve as the impedus he needed!
     
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  5. drummerboy

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    Yeah David is definitely on a right track to make a great comeback. He is a great player and he strikes the ball so cleanly that it is a pleasure to see. I am sure he can upset some of the clay court kings at French open for sure. Go David.
     
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  6. federerhoogenbandfan

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    I think he has a better chance to do some damage on the grass, hard court, and indoor events later in the year. He used to be considered a clay court specialist, but then emerged into an all-surface player, but now is better on faster courts than clay.
     
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  8. rhubarb

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    Clay court specialist - Nalbandian? I don't think he was ever considered that, apart from by those journalists who don't do their homework.
     
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  9. federerhoogenbandfan

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    Actually prior to reaching the Wimbledon final in 2002 I think he was considered a clay court specialist by most insiders. In 2003 his abilites were considered more even across surfaces, and by 2004 he was considered more of a fast court player.
     
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    thanks for telling me the result............
     
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  11. robbie_dademo

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    i think its a bit of a misconception that his best results will be on hard court....

    he has said he likes the fast courts.... but im always just as confident with Nalby on clay as a hardcourt no doubt.

    think he is the same on all surfaces...... no favourite one where i expect him to go bettere than usual
     
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  12. scoot

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    who cares what journalists label him? he's the same player regardless & im sure he is quite comfy on clay having grown up on it regardless of how well he's played on other surfaces.
     
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  13. federerhoogenbandfan

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    Well clay is the surface I find him least effective on, even though he did get to the semis of the French last year. He did have some good wins, but Safin was hampered by serious hand blisters, and Kuerten said after his loss to Nalbandian he was feeling effects of an old injury with all the tennis he played that event. He was very much outclassed by Gaudio in the semis. I never got the impression I get like I got when he took out Federer, and almost Roddick at the 2003 U.S Open; or the Aussie Open where he is regularly making quarters and losing tough battles in that round.
     
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  14. VamosRafa

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    And where were you getting TV coverage?
     
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  15. BERDI4

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    Strange. The racquet is seen with no angle. Can anyone confirm this? Is he using he's old prince?
     
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  16. aj_m2009

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    I heard he grew up on hard courts.
     
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  17. scoot

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    Even if hardcourts are prevalent in Argentina, Im sure clay is just as if not more prevalent.
     
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  18. aj_m2009

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    There are obviously more clay courts in Argentina but I was just commenting that I heard he grew up on hard.
     
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  19. scoot

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    Mind providing a reference? I dont pretend to know a whole lot about Nalb but assuming he grew up training in Argentina and there are more clay courts than hard there, I doubt he spent more hours on hard than clay.
     
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  20. aj_m2009

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    If I remember correctly Mary Carillo said that during the FO final last year when she said something about Gaudio defeating Nalbandian.
     
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  21. scoot

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    Thanks, but I have zero respect for Carillo as a commentator & dont consider her reliable.
     
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  22. aj_m2009

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    Why am I not suprised you said that???
     
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  23. Kirko

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    Its a yonex. Nalbandian is just a fine example of what hard work and applying yourself will reap for anyone. he's a "dark horse" for the french, but if the course remains the same he just might pull off being the U.S. Open Champion.
     
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  25. aj_m2009

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    Ughh...that is ugly.
     
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  26. obackvalobasha

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    Nalby's grand dad was an armanian. He built a hard court next to his house or something. So nalbainian did grow up playing on the hard court.

    But having said that he also played on clay a lot. Matter of fact I think in the juniors He was one of the rivals of coria ON CLAY.
     
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  27. scoot

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    thanks for the clarification. so the answer is both
     
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  28. BERDI4

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    It's hard to find hard courts in Argentina. Almost everything is clay
     
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  29. Brettolius

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    perhaps you have access to worldwide television schedules and know at anytime when and where tennis will be shown. but methinks you don't, and just because its not being beamed into your house doesn't mean its not possibly being shown SOMEWHERE. why quibble about the rules susan? rules are rules, so why not follow them? regardless. this guy robbie is hellbent on not putting spoiler in his title, he has done it before and was called on it, and basically said to stop complaining, and proves how cool and inconsiderate he is by turning around and doing it again. do you not respect anyone else robbie? we've gone over this time and time again, and guess what? YOUR ARGUMENT LOST! IT IS NOW STICKIED AT THE TOP OF THE PAGE. HAVE SOME RESPECT FOR OTHERS AND PUT "SPOILER" IN THE TITLE. OR CONTINUE TO BEHAVE LIKE A 10 YEAR OLD CRYBABY A$$CLOWN. good day.
     
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  30. VamosRafa

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    I asked a simple question; a simple answer would have sufficed, and been a lot more effective.

    Rules are rules, but when they don't apply or are moot in a particular case, why make a big deal of it?

    Good Day.
     
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  31. Brettolius

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    vamos rafa, please. you just asked a simple question? gimme a break! that was a wise-*** question and you know it. don't play dumb. jeez, ya' know its always the same type of thing with you. i've never entered into the fray before, but don't you see time and time again this is the problem people have with you? you make smart alleck remarks and speak condescendingly to everyone, then plead total innocence. like when celebrities are always "quoted out of context." benefit of the doubt only works so many times. really i'm not here to flame but it's always the same crap, and to tell you the truth it's this robbie dude who contues to post without "spoiler" that is driving me nuts. he's like a petulant child who does things to annoy others just because he knows he can.
     
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  32. VamosRafa

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    I wasn't pleading innocence, at least not here. I really wanted to know why this was a spoiler here. I have never noticed Robbie or anyone else being a serial "spoiler" problem, so I'll take your word on that. But I think the "spoiler" patrol is a bit overdone here. Something that annoys me.
     
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  33. Brettolius

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    sorry then.
     
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  34. West Coast Ace

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    Back to the topic: nothing like a match with Santoro to bring a guy back down to earth in a hurry :)
     
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  35. VamosRafa

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    No problem. I'm sorry, too.

    But West Coast Ace's comment above could be construed as a "spoiler" for those who are watching the TTC replay this evening.

    Now I'm not speaking about anyone who consistently posts spoilers on purpose to annoy folks here. That is wrong. And I admit I don't notice, because I follow results live, and unless I'm watching a match live, I HAVE to know the score before I watch it. That's one way I determine whether it's worth watching or not. But that's my preference, and I know many feel differently.

    I just think overall we have to use a little common sense in busting people for spoilers, and also, if we are taping something to watch later, realize our own responsibility for not having our viewing pleasure "spoiled."

    I inadvertently did a spoiler myself today, by posting part of the OOP for Wednesday, in the Gasquet/Agasi thread. I did it for purposes related to that thread, and in trying to post live notes about the match, but realized that anyone who opened it would see some of today's winners. So I deleted it once I realized it. But I just didn't think of it at the time. And that kind of stuff is going to happen periodically, even when folks have good intentions.

    As for Nalbandian, I did watch the end of that match. Talk about a guy who can dink -- Fabrice was driving David nuts.
     
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  36. West Coast Ace

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    Vamos, you need to watch Bill O'Reilly - excusing bad behavior with someone else's bad behavior isn't right. Having said that, I believe "spoiler" means putting the results in the title where it's unavoidable. Anyone who was going to Tivo a match or watch a replay and would open a thread about one of the players isn't exactly the brightest bulb in the circuit.
     
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  37. VamosRafa

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    I don't watch Bill. Sorry. I was just pointing out that in tennis discussions, especially many hours after a match occurred, people are going to make topical updates to earlier discussions, as you did here. I totally agree with your post on that issue, and with your prior post, BTW.
     
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  38. robbie_dademo

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    jeez you spoiler freaks need a life.. my title for this thread didnt say the result or anything... you guys freak out over nothing.

    i don't do it on purpose either.... and why the hell would you be on these boards if you are planning to watch a match ?? its just stupid.. common sense says you could avoid these boards for one day... as just scrolling down the titles of each topic will give away who has won and who hasnt.....

    or cant you live without your tennis warehouse msgboard for a day??

    were you really plannning on watching?/ or just wanted to have a cry at me?>
     
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  39. aj_m2009

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    Dude, you need to get a life, and a brain for that matter. Can't you just follow the rules and think of other people? Or is that too hard for you? We shouldn't have to avoid this board for a day becuase of people like you. And FYI, it did too give the results. I don't think Nalbandian is going to be "back' if he lost or nothing happened.
     
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  40. TwistServe

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    Yes Nalbandian is back.. back at losing..>!
     
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  41. VamosRafa

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    The match wasn't that bad, at least from what I saw of it. It was very close, in the third.

    Nalbandian was serving to stay in the set at 5-4. Fabrice was Fabrice, throwing a bunch of junk at him, and all credit to Fabrice, he broke him. It was pretty entertaining actually. I just love Fabrice, in case you can't tell. *lol*
     
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