Sunday, December 19, 2010

Copa Argentina: David beats Safin, tonight Final vs Pico


(El Diario24)

Update II
In tonight's final, David defeated Juan "Pico" Monaco 6-3, 7-6(5) to win the Copa Argentina for the fourth time (after 2005, 2007 and 2009).

More soon...



(photo by Tamar)

There were some rallies last night that were reminiscent of the matches David and Marat Safin played back in the days when the Russian was still playing on the ATP Tour. But there was also a lot that was very different. From David being the overall more solid and effective server to the exchanging of comments and the occasional laughter that accompanied David's 6-4, 7-5 victory.

Whether it was Safin, asking David with a smile if he was now serving stronger (David's reply, also with a smile: "A little bit..."). Or David trying to taunt Safin into committing another double fault. The match was played in a very friendly atmosphere but that didn't stop its two protagonists from treating their audience to some spectacular rallies. And for my part, I simply enjoyed the sight of David and Marat Safin together on the court again.

Asked after the match whether he'd prefer to play against Juan "Pico" Monaco or James Blake in the final, David's answer was clear - Pico. And David got what, or rather who he wanted - in the second match of the night, Pico defeated James Blake 6-2, 6-4 for the remaining spot in tonight's final.

The rest of Tamar's photo's from last night, you'll find here.

Tonight, first of all Carlos Moya's farewell match will take place at 7pm local (10pm GMT, 5pm EST). As I've just read on the Twitters of Fue Buena and Danny Miche, Gaston Gaudio will not be able to play, due to an injury. Instead, Guillermo "Willy" Cañas, who also recently announced his retirement, will be Moya's opponent.
Afterwards, at 8.30pm (11.30pm GMT, 6.30pm EST) - the final of this year's Copa Argentina, David vs Pico.

Update
LiveScoreHunter and Atdhe.fm had a stream for it listed - but not anymore.
I have no idea what's going there.
If anyone finds a stream, please post it in the comments.
Moya has defeated Cañas 4-6, 6-1 and 7-2 in the tiebreak they played instead of a third set.
Next up now - the final David vs Pico.

47 comments:

  1. Yah, I noticed there is no listing for the final, but hopefully they keep the livestream going for the final but they usually don't do that!

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  2. Livescorehunter now lists the final, yay :)

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  3. Good news, I'll update the post.

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  4. there were times in the match i really wished i knew Spanish, there were more than 7 times where they exchange words, i wonder what they were about.and nice to know that Safin realizes that david is serving a bit better.

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  5. Shall I just go and kill myself! Yesterday I fell asleep less than an hour before the match and today the promised livestream disappears minutes before the match starts :s

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  6. Maybe something will still turn up but I can't promise anything.
    Camilia, there's another version of last night's match you can download now.

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  7. It seems to be a fun game between Moya and Canas, very entertaining

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  8. from where r u watching?
    cant believe this

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  9. No I cant watch, I just follow twitter lol first set is for canas 6-4

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  10. So David wont be on court for some time

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  11. @Julia Just random people that talk about the match.

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  12. It would still be helpful for me.

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  13. doesnt matter anymore joop, we dont get to c david, no streams. am off o bed

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  14. Thanks Julia, I'm downloading it now :)

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  15. I just type in Moya or Canas and then I see the latest tweets, so I dont follow certain people.

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  16. Moya is coming back 4-0. Looks like its gonna be a three setter

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  17. I guess he is in a hurry

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  18. they are gonna play a third set tiebreak somebody says

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  19. Moya won 7-2 in the tiebreak, now david will come

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  20. I guess that's it, no hope of a livestream!

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  21. They are on court now

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  22. Very disappointing indeed!
    On a happier note for me, the new version of yesterday's match posted by Julia works effectively :)

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  23. http://yfrog.com/h3ieftj

    This is how the court looked 5 min ago. I dont see so many people, it hasnt started maybe?

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  24. Maybe if the match begins there is a bit of hope for a livestream, i dunno

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  25. And here is a pic of the coin toss. - But no stream...

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  26. yeah I saw it, and here warming up: http://yfrog.com/h7gilmj

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  27. Maybe in the future people from the court can send live stream with their cellphones lol

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  28. I can't believe nobody is streaming this on justin.tv. The were always streams for the Copa Argentina there.

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  29. this is outrageous no streammm??????

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  30. nalbandian breaks 1-0

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  31. And why were there streams for the other matches, but not the final? It doesn't make sense.

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  32. on the livescorehunter chat there's someone posting the scores in points as well

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  33. what's makes it worse is that people are saying how good the match is..

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  34. quaG27 Fernando
    Nalbandian breaks again in the third game of first set. Amazing rallies and the backhand battle is intense. Nalbandian *2-1. #CopaPeugeot

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  35. David has won the first set 6-3.

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  36. Great. :)
    But I can't believe I'm staying up at 2am to hear snippets and scores for a match I can't get to see! :(

    (Sorry, I know we're all in the same boat here.)

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  37. They're at 3-3 in the second now.

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  38. 5-5 in the second now.

    Live scores here:
    http://www.bet365.com/home/

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  39. Great, got them - thanks. :)
    Who needs sleep anyway?

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  40. 7-5 in the tie-break. David served for it at 6-2...

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  41. Great news that he won, too bad there was no livestream though! I applaud you guys for staying up for live scores.

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