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Offline RoosterGerman

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Why isn't David Nalbandian playing the 2013 Australian Open?
« on: January 09, 2013, 02:05:32 AM »
I heard it was because he was focusing on Davis Cup this year. However now that Del-Potro has pulled the self-absorbed move of pulling out, Argentina have no chance as Monaco is well...useless. After Del-Potro's decision to play no Davis cup this year, wouldn't that push Nalbandian to playing his last ever Australian Open? really odd decision on his part, as the down under leg is the best part of the season. Also as someone attending the Aus Open , its a massive disappointment to hear that i won't be able to play. Does he think Argentina stand a chance? must be delusional. No guarantees that he or Monaco will play every tie anyway, and Germany and France back to back are very difficult.

Also leaves a big hole in the draw. As Baghdatis is now seeded, Nalbandian was one of the last unseeded players to have any starpower of capability of putting on a round 1/2 blockbuster with a big gun. Gulbis has also withdrawn for some strange reason, now the draw is severely lacking in darkhorses that can beat anyone on any given day. I only see Monfils and Tomic, and i was hoping they would go deep rather than draw a big time player. Berdych/Tsonga or any other player around that rank not named ferrer vs Nalbandian round one on hisense sounds like a cracker. Such a pity

He will be sorely missed in Melbourne



 

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Re: Why isn't David Nalbandian playing the 2013 Australian Open?
« Reply #1 on: January 09, 2013, 06:19:07 PM »
I always wait for Nalbandian to have that "magic" tournament, he can play dominant tennis at times but never could put it all together for seven matches.
 
I don't know why he's not playing.

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Re: Why isn't David Nalbandian playing the 2013 Australian Open?
« Reply #2 on: January 09, 2013, 07:13:07 PM »
For a guy whose not charming by any means, his absense is really felt.
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Re: Why isn't David Nalbandian playing the 2013 Australian Open?
« Reply #3 on: January 09, 2013, 08:16:28 PM »
For a guy whose not charming by any means, his absense is really felt.

It's always good for Isner in the draw, he adds a little tension and can cause a lot of problems.
 
 

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Re: Why isn't David Nalbandian playing the 2013 Australian Open?
« Reply #4 on: January 09, 2013, 08:17:54 PM »
Wrong thread...  :paper bag:
 
 
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Re: Why isn't David Nalbandian playing the 2013 Australian Open?
« Reply #5 on: January 09, 2013, 08:27:33 PM »
Isner the latest to withdraw. Okay this is annoying, shaping up to be on the of the weakest AO entry lists ever. Janowicz is now 24th seed, so will avoid top 8 in third round which is a massive shame. Poor form from Insner, he has had 2 months to prepare for god sake. If your injured, don't play two tourneys in two weeks. Not hard logic to gauge. Nishikori/Monaco and Tipsaveric all top 20 players also in doubt.

These guys have had a LONG time to prepare. Injury is unacceptable i'm sorry and this is on the players. Nowadays players get "injured" far too easily and it's on them to toughen up and for the doctors to stop overhyping these injuries and putting ideas into the heads of player camps. Was never like this even three years back.

Players need to harden up. This is a sport not a fashion show

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Re: Why isn't David Nalbandian playing the 2013 Australian Open?
« Reply #6 on: January 09, 2013, 08:30:37 PM »
Isner the latest to withdraw. Okay this is annoying, shaping up to be on the of the weakest AO entry lists ever. Janowicz is now 24th seed, so will avoid top 8 in third round which is a massive shame. Poor form from Insner, he has had 2 months to prepare for god sake. If your injured, don't play two tourneys in two weeks. Not hard logic to gauge. Nishikori/Monaco and Tipsaveric all top 20 players also in doubt.

These guys have had a LONG time to prepare. Injury is unacceptable i'm sorry and this is on the players. Nowadays players get "injured" far too easily and it's on them to toughen up and for the doctors to stop overhyping these injuries and putting ideas into the heads of player camps. Was never like this even three years back.

Players need to harden up. This is a sport not a fashion show

From what I read, Isner had a bone bruise on the knee.
He hoped it would heal but entering tournaments seems to have delayed his progress.
 

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Re: Why isn't David Nalbandian playing the 2013 Australian Open?
« Reply #7 on: January 10, 2013, 04:33:41 AM »
Had he not entered Sydney, he would be in Melbourne in fine shape...like Nishikori. Makes me wonder why these guys enter tournaments right before slams when they are not fully fit. Look at Roger Federer, do what he does...that is practice at Melbourne Park.

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Re: Why isn't David Nalbandian playing the 2013 Australian Open?
« Reply #8 on: January 10, 2013, 10:11:16 PM »
Supposedly he is operating a pastry business in his hometown and got stuck playing with the goods.
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Re: Why isn't David Nalbandian playing the 2013 Australian Open?
« Reply #9 on: January 10, 2013, 11:44:36 PM »
huntingyou?!?!?!   :rofl_2:
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Re: Why isn't David Nalbandian playing the 2013 Australian Open?
« Reply #10 on: January 11, 2013, 03:49:47 PM »
huntingyou?!?!?!   :rofl_2:

bable my man, still holding strong among the the feeble minds  :king:

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Re: Why isn't David Nalbandian playing the 2013 Australian Open?
« Reply #11 on: January 11, 2013, 06:11:39 PM »
Hola!

Why do you have Audrey in your avatar?
You are everything I am not.

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Re: Why isn't David Nalbandian playing the 2013 Australian Open?
« Reply #12 on: January 13, 2013, 08:56:45 AM »
It was my third choice:


Broncos avatar: got afraid of jinxing them (wasted effort)
Rafa avatar: leave the poor guy along, he can barely walk into a tennis court
Audrey avatar: Love her; was just watching the other day "wait until dark"     so, Roman Holiday being the movie where she was at her most angelical best.....easy choice!