(Rochusclub in Düsseldorf; photo: Zinn Tennis)
According to this news item on the World Team Cup website (only available in German at the moment; thanks Denise),
"there will be a prominent addition to the Argentine squad for the World Team Championship in Düsseldorf (May 16-22) in form of David Nalbandian. Team captain Luis Lobo has nominated the 28-year-old right hander as Argentina's fourth player. (...) It will be Nalbandian's third appearance at the ARAG World Team Cup after 2003 and 2006. Juan Monaco, Horacio Zeballos and Eduardo Schwank will complete the Argentine team."So much for David only having two more clay tournaments ahead of him. Then again, the World Team Cup, traditionally played the week before Roland Garros, isn't really the toughest or most serious of events. And as part of a four-player team, it will probably be up to David to decide whether he wants to play and if so, how much.
And there's good news from the official site, which reports that David has been making "excellent progress", which has by now allowed him to take up training again.
Under the watchful eyes of his medical team, David has started practicing again, though without moving too much, in order to not endanger the area affected by the injury. "I'm very satisfied with the development of the recovery which has been progressing exactly as planned," David said, in good spirits.
The current objective of "El Rey" is to continue his rehabilitation in order to be in perfect physical shape for the Masters 1000 in Madrid, a tournament he managed to win in 2007 when he beat Roger Federer in the final. This year's edition will begin on May 9, on clay at the "Magic Box".
By now, there are two different versions of how David will spend the week before Roland Garros. While the World Team Cup website insists that he'll be part of the Argentine team in Düsseldorf, the website of the Guinot Masters exhibition at the Paris Golf & Country Club (which takes place during the same week) also lists David among the participating players...
We'll see which version proves to be the right one.
Update II (01/05)
As David will play only one match at the Guinot Masters exhibition (vs Roddick; Friday, May 21), he will probably begin the week in Düsseldorf and then fly over to Paris in time for that match (thanks, Denise).