Friday, April 8, 2011

Davis Cup Intermezzo: Revised Schedule

Update II (11/04)
Time for the weekly look at the rankings - David remains at #19 but not for much longer. Next Monday, his 180 points from Monte Carlo last year will be gone and with them his place inside the Top20. For the time being.
Apart from that, there's nothing for me to report at the moment. There's only hoping that perhaps David has been able to begin with his on-court training today.
Speaking of which, David on court that is, here's a little reminder of what that looks like.
David playing a match...

(Michael Steele/AFP/Getty Images)


As the AAT (Asociación Argentina de Tenis) announced about an hour ago via their Twitter, the ITF has given them the green light for their plans to reschedule the Davis Cup quarterfinal against Kazakhstan.
The tie will now take place from July 7-9, i.e.Thursday to Saturday.
The ITF's decision means that the quarterfinal will be played at the Parque Roca in Buenos Aires (pictured above) and won't have to be relocated to a different city.
The rescheduling became necessary because of the local elections that will be held in Buenos Aires on July 10 (the law forbids sport events during elections).

While according to his recovery schedule, David was supposed to be back on the training court by now, it now turns out that something got in the way - a viral infection.
Danny Miche reports:
Unfortunately, Nalbandian was down for 10 days with a virus that caused fever and general malaise, which delayed his return to training. While with the work he's doing at the gym together with his team (Galasso, Rodriguez) he's still "on time", the virus didn't allow him to play any tennis. The on-court training could begin next Monday and the plan still is to come back at Madrid, followed by Rome, Roland Garros, Queen's, Wimbledon and the Davis Cup.
Miche makes no mention of Nice here but David's name is on the entry list.
Anyway, let's hope that David is feeling better again now.


  1. I just happened to be looking at the Davis Cup site and it has the revised date on there already.

  2. Yeah, the DC website usually is pretty quick.
    Anyway, there was quite a media battle between the other cities that wanted to host the tie. Most of all Córdoba and Rosario. But had it been moved, it would've still been played on clay.

  3. btw, any videos of David training? usually certain media reporters go with him to practice courts and record a little bit.Or at least do you know if he is training at all ? I miss David

  4. If he's not training by now then something must have gone very wrong - and chances are we would've heard about that.
    Training videos, well, those are mostly from tournaments or preparing for DC. When he's training at home, there are usually no clips.
    Of course I'll keep looking but I guess we'll have to be patient.

  5. I just found out that David's return to the practice court has been delayed by a viral infection.
    Update coming up...

  6. If he lost 10 days than his comeback could last more 10 days. That means that he could retire from Madrid and also Rom :(

  7. I don't think thats the case Ashot, because the viral infection does not interfere with the recovery process. Yes, it delayed his training on courts, but we all know David can gain the rhythm back very quickly, and 20 days are more than enough to do so.

  8. do you remember how long he trained after the Davis Cup against Russia when he came so good back in Washington. He also trained before and was already in Davis Cup against Youzhny in a good form.

  9. Him being sick has only a little affect on his recovery in my opinion.True he did lose a week but like Noubar said theres plenty of time to get some practice done.

  10. In the immortal words of Roseanne Roseannadanna, "it's always something, if it ain't one thing, it's another." David should have coined that expression instead of Gilda Radner. Hope he's back up to speed quickly.

  11. John, liked your comment, especially that i was familiar with the quote of RR before, lol.

  12. Looks to me like it will be 24-25.