Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Intensive Training


(Olé)

As German Martina reports for Olé, after losing what ended up being two weeks rather than just one due to illness and starting with some light practice last week, David is now doing "intensive training".
Back home after his stay in Buenos Aires, David began training intensively yesterday afternoon and he's now working in double shifts in order to make his comeback at... - well, there's still no news to be had about when and where David is planning to come back. The current news situation still is: Madrid - probably not, Rome - maybe, Nice - could be, in case Rome doesn't work out.

The one thing that is being confirmed now is the impression (from the latest photos and video) that David has dropped quite a bit of weight. David's spokesman Bernardo Ballero:
"He suffered a fever and was sick for more than ten days, with a constant temperature of 38.5°C that wouldn't go down. He was able to take up training again last week. So if you see him you'll be surprised because he has lost a lot of weight."

27 comments:

  1. Why do you guys think that David hasnt stated were his comeback will take place,maybe he isnt even sure yet?

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  2. Losing a lot of weight because you're sick also means losing a lot of physical strength. I guess that's now an additional factor to be considered. And yeah, I think David probably doesn't know yet, himself.

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  3. I am glad with his 23rd ranking. If it stays this way, then he won't face a top 8 player in the 3rd Round (if he gets that far of course)

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  4. Well, David certainly won't be trying out for Los Pampas any time soon. Our guy has clearly dropped some kilos. I agree, Julia, he's going to need to regain his physical strength. I personally like to see the broad shouldered, strong as a bull David. As a matter of fact, I've seen him play some of his best tennis when commentators were questioning his middle. David's never going to be a gazelle, so strength is really important to him, and that usually means some extra weight.

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  5. Doesn't matter if he's lost some muscle mass. You don't need muscle to hit a good ball.

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  6. But he has probably lost some endurance too, considering it was due to sickness?

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  7. David is really a very strong on the shoulder side, he just hits with extreme power which is rare too c in this era, david uses his shoulder to produce power on his strokes, with losing some weight, it will be even better, he will move faster, watch paris 2007 vs gasquet in particular, he was jumping when hitting forehand, i saw it on slow motion foots completely off the ground, he can only play like this when he loses some weight, hence paris, madrid shanghai.

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  8. Well, David thinks he doesn't hit with that much power and that the younger players hit the ball much harder than he does.
    And I'd say what characterises his groundstrokes, especially the backhand, is the upper body rotation.
    I mean, less weight is definitely good because it means less strain on his joints. But dropping it because of illness means to be physically weaker for a while and I guess that doesn't really make it easier to train for his comeback.

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  9. yea i understand your point Julia, even when i get sick for a long period of time, i feel like i am not even able to lift a cup of coffee lol

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  10. Question is, how long will the weight stay off? When one recovers physical strength and appetite, the weight comes back on.

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  11. Noubar, yeah, that's what I mean. :)
    I just think that this might be the reason he doesn't know yet when he'll return. Because he has to see how long it'll take him to gather some strength again.

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  12. Pity that bad news came again. I was hoping that he really comes back at Madrid but now I hope that he plays at least one tournament for praxis before Rolland Garros.

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  13. btw Julia, the Armenian News Agency (Panorama.am) mentions VD when they write news about Nalbandian.(you know David is of Armenian descent, thats why they cover his news). They usually say (VamosDavid.com reported) and i really enjoy that. And when i contacted one of the staff, he made it clear that VD is the official Nalbandian Fan Site because they find info here when Davidnalbandian.com keeps showing a 1 month old update (cant argue with that.I will make sure to send you a random link of one of their articles.

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  14. correction not panorama.am, (Panarmenian.net) they are a bit close

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  15. http://tinyurl.com/3p9hcuz
    since the old link was too long lol

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  16. Thanks. :) Yeah, they also used this latest post here, I came across that one by chance today. A bit weird for me to see my post there but nice.
    Though it must be said that it's not really difficult to have a site that's more up-to-date than the official one...
    And of course it's flattering to see other sites referring to VD as the official fansite (I've seen that before) - although it's not true. lol

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  17. it's official enough to me lol

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  18. I guess it's the ".com" address... :)

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  19. Should they change the .com addy to a .org or a .edu (now, that option would be hilarious).

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  20. ya the lack of blogspot. plays a big roll.
    lol @ tiffany

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  21. or gov. maybe? Hey....it's David, OK.

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  22. LMAO,(.gov), ok that one was funny

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  23. The .net one is more of an inside joke, I'll admit it.

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  24. HAHAHAHAH omg i just got the .net one, the funniest lol

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